Peg Perego Book Pop Up Review

Enter the world of the Peg Perego Book Pop Up.

From the fabric on the seat to the belly bar, this stroller is totally gorgeous. There is so much attention to detail and its  incredibly well made. Harper has loved riding in the Peg  Book Pop Up because the seats sits totally upright! She’s got a good view and is super cozy in the plush seat!

I have a lot of ground to cover, so I am breaking this review up a little differently than normal…enjoy!

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Chassis: The Chassis (frame) is beautiful and sturdy. I’ve tried out more stroller than I  will ever admit, and often times the frame seems wobbly.  The Book Pop frame is strong and looks sleek in the dark grey/black color that’s standard for the stroller. The lock for the swivel wheels is on the Chassis, just below the Peg Perego logo. I actually really like this location as opposed to it being on the front wheels like most strollers. You don’t have to bend down to switch from swivel to lock, you just turn the knob and you are good to go!  It’s the little things…

 

Toddler Seat:  Cozy!! The fabric is absolute perfection. It’s soft and you can see right of the bat, its high quality. After all, this is a luxury stroller!

The seat itself is spacious, and offers many recline positions. The seat and backrest slide open creating a super comfortable position for the child. We’re all about comfort! The seat can face the world, or parent face, and comes with the belly bar! Love.

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 Bassinet: This is probably my favorite feature of this stroller.   When I pulled this stroller out of the box,  Harper immediately climbed in to the Bassinet and laid down. She is 15 months and 25lbs. She obviously should NOT be in a Bassinet, but, I think it’s worth noting just how big it is. Very roomy! You can also FOLD the stroller with the Bassinet attached. yep. that’s awesome. The Book Pop Bassinet is approved for overnight sleep which great for travel or long days out with the baby.

 

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Canopy: Peg got it right with their canopies. They have the best canopies on their strollers and the Pop Up is no exception. It’s huge!! It pretty much covers the entire stroller. This is great if you live in a warmer climate with lot’s of sunshine, or, if you choose to torture yourself and live somewhere like Chicago, offers amazing protection from the crazy wind, snow, and rain.

 

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Push: I LOVE the push on the Pop Up. It’s a one hand push and fabulous! It almost feels like the push of a stroller with air tires, without the hassle of pumping the tires. The front wheels swivel or lock and are large enough that they should handle the snow just fine!

 

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Fold: This fold is freakin’ awesome. The Book Pop up folds into itself like a book, hence the name, and it super compact! It’s crazy easy and also keeps this amazing fold with the Bassinet attached!! Rounds of applause to Peg Perego for that awesomeness.

Did I mention it folds with one hand? Boom!

 

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Folded with main seat

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Folded with Bassinet

Storage: The basket is large and in charge!! This is the kind of basket you want when you’re Black Friday Shopping! I could easily fit every door buster I don’t need in this basket! #watchoutshoppers

 

 

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Front view

Specs:

Price: $799.99

Weight: 23.7 lbs

Bassinet: 9.04 lbs

Unfolded: 36.5” L x 23.16” W x 41.58” H

Folded: 15.25” L x 23.16” W x 33” H

Unfolded with Bassinet: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 26.3” H

Folded with Bassinet: Folded: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 8.75” H

Suitable from birth to 50 lbs

What’s in te box: Chassis, Seat, and Bassinet.

Travel System-compatible with the Primo Viaggio SIP (30/30 and 4/35) infant car seat. Accepts car seat directly on to chassis.

 

Overall, I really love the Book Pop Up! This is such a great stroller for expectant parents. With that fabulous Bassinet and super easy fold, this is definitely a winner! Plus, it comes in the most beautiful colors (10 to be exact). I don’t have anything negative to say about this ride. It passed my rigorous testing (aka Target during nap time ) and is a dream to push!

Check out the Peg Perego Book Pop Up HERE

 

Happy Strolling!

Undercover Mama Review + Giveaway!

Where are my breastfeeding Mama’s at?! Or soon to be Breastfeeding Mama’s? This post is for you!

I recently got in touch with the amazing team over at Undercover Mama to bring y’all this review! Their Breastfeeding Tanks are THE BOMB!!! Seriously, they are awesome!

I don’t know about you guys, but when I was pregnant, my boobs were out of control. Enormous! 34DDD. Holy jesus! I could not find a comfortable breastfeeding tank top. Nothing gave me enough support to keep me comfortable and contained. I hated wearing a nursing bra, nursing tank, and then a shirt over that.  The Undercover Mama Tank attaches to any of your favorite bras! You can either attach it to your nursing bra, or even a regular bra if needed, and layer your favorite Tee or cozy sweater  over top of it. #problemsolved

See! Awesomeness.  This makes breastfeeding just a bit easier when you’re out and about by keeping your stomach and back covered while nursing.  Even if you are a breastfeeding pro that needs no help ( I was not. I needed a small army and every gadget under the sun, haha!), this is still such a great tank to have on hand.  They are comfortable and great quality. I feel that it runs true to size as I am a 34C and ordered a size small, and it was a  great fit.   If you stay petite during pregnancy, I would order your normal size.  If you turn into an enormous whale when your pregnant like me (Oreo McFlurries may have had something to do with that…), I would order up one size if you want to use it right after delivery.

I put my tank to the test the other day and wore it for 11 hours straight.  It never stretched out which is a major plus! There is nothing worse that saggy clothes after you’ve only had them on an hour.

Super comfy! I love the length of these tanks, too.

Super comfy! I love the length of these tanks, too.

Undercover Mama has a great selection of colors and styles.  They have one with lace trim that’s super cute under any top,  and even one with a slimming panel.  Who doesn’t love a slimming panel?   This is definitely a Mommy Must Have which is why I am super excited to be giving one away this weekend! Stay tuned for details!!!

Are you an Undercover Mama fan? Tell us why you love these amazing tanks!

Happy Strolling

Ju Ju Be – Hobo Be

So, as you all know, I LOVE my Ju Ju Be.  Like, really love.  If I’m being honest with myself, it’s borderline obsessive.  I have one Mama to thank for this. I won’t name you…you know who you are! 😉

Today  I’m reviewing the Ju Ju Be Hobo Be in Monarch. I am sooooooo excited to talk about this bag and why I think it’s  aaaaaahhhhhhhhmazing!

First off, if you are new to JJB, you won’t be for long.  When you’re done reading this review, click HERE to check out the website and browse your new obsession. If you’re already a JJB lover like myself, I hope this review lives up to your expectations…eek!

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The Hobo Be is the perfect little bag for every day use. Brody and Harper are at the age where I don’t need to bring everything and kitchen sink with me when I leave the house, which is why I chose the Hobo Be. I was nervous when I first took it out of the box. It looked small, but I quickly realized  this bag can hold way more than I would have ever thought…

I use this bag as a cross body and love how it fits and looks on the body. I am 5’2” 118 lbs (I’m being a little generous there lol), and it fits me perfectly. The bag hits right at the hip when I have the strap set to the longest setting.

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You would never know that this is a diaper bag if you were walking by me in the grocery store.  Maybe that’s because I have it in  the Monarch “print” (all black), but I still think even in any of the adorable prints JJB has, you wouldn’t guess it’s a diaper bag.

This is officially my go to bag, and I also love using it when I’m out without the kids because of the way I can keep it organized.

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Like I said before, this bag is small, but can fit everything you need. Here’s a list of what I bring when I walk out of the house with both kids:

3 Diapers for each

Wipes

Snacks

Toys

3 Binkies (we lose a lot of binkies)

Taggie

2 Sippy Cups

My planner (I know, I know… who still uses a planner!?)

Wallet, Keys, lip gloss, sunglasses.

Ok, so here’s how I pack my bag up! I like to use Quicks or Be Sets to keep everything organized…

Large Set Piece: 6 diapers

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Medium Set Piece: Snacks

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Small Set Piece: Binkies

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I keep my wallet in one of the mesh pockets in the main compartment.  Phone, Lip Gloss, Sunglasses, and Keys go in my favorite part, the Mommy Pocket.  This pocket rocks my world.  Especially when you are out running errands and need quick access to keys, phone, debit card, etc.  It’s perfection!  If we have a couple stops, I usually pull my debit card out of my wallet and secure it in the zipper pictured below  (where I have my gum) for easy access.  This pocket also has a spot to secure your keys!  Prior to JJB entering my life, I would I lose my keys no less than 20 times a day. This little key chain is awesome and helps keep me sane!

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Ok, so let’s take a look inside the bag….

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Large set piece with the diapers is in the main compartment along with the Medium Set Piece holding the snacks for the kiddos. I have the small set piece in the mesh pocket to keep it from floating around. Wipes in the other mesh pocket and I also keep my wallet in the third mesh pocket for quick access and to keep it secure. My planner goes in the long zippered pocket and Brody has a few cars in the small zippered pocket in case of emergency. Taggie goes on top and we are ready to head out the door!

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As you can see, there is TONS of room, and so many pockets I haven’t used to their maximum potential. I could easily use this bag for a long day at the Zoo if I wanted. Here’s a peek inside of the Mommy Pocket so you can see how roomy it is! It’s the perfect size to carry all of your mommy needs, without making the bag look bulky.

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Ok, here is the final product!  My bag is completely packed with everything listed above, and 2 sippy cups on either side.  I have just enough room left over to store the kids fall coats if needed so I don’t have to carry anything!   LOOOOOOOOOOOVE.  This is honestly my favorite Ju Ju Be bag.  I tend to overpack ( who doesn’t?), because with two kids you typically need a lot of crap.  I wanted something that was compact, but still able to hold everything I need while looking pretty!  The Hobo Be is the perfect everyday for all of us Mama’s on the go!

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Before I end this review and send you on your merry way to the JJB website to order a new bag, I wanted to go over some great features all the bags have! One: ALL of the bags are MACHINE WASHABLE (air dry). Yessss!  They feature a Teflon fabric protectant which helps repel stains. I have washed each one of my bags and they come out looking brand spankin’ new. Two: The beverage pockets are insulated keeping everyone’s sippy’s or water bottles at the perfect temp. Three: Ju Ju Be Bags always have a light-colored lining so you can actually find what you’re looking for!  Say bye, bye to those days of digging through that black hole!

I could probably go on and on, but I know you will eventually come and join me on the pink side… 🙂

Bag Specs:

Mommy Pocket

Plenty of zippers and pockets for excellent organization.

Adjustable strap includes a top-notch shoulder pad with memory foam and a grippy textile underneath

Light changing pad included.

Agion® treatment protects the liner by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

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I hope y’all enjoyed my review of the Ju Ju Be Hobo Be!!! I seriously love these bags and know you will too. If you want a more close-up look at this bag, check out my  friend Kate Schwanke’s video review HERE!

 

Happy Strolling!

 

 

 

 

Mixx it up!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram,  you’ve probably seen a million and one pictures of this beautiful stroller I’m reviewing today.  We are in LOVE with our Nuna Mixx. This stroller offers so many great features, and is definitely worth taking for a test drive.

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I searched high and low for the Nuna Mixx in the Mykonos color.  It’s beyond gorgeous and was the perfect stroller to take on our trip down to the Florida Keys.  I definitely put the Mixx through some rigorous testing, and it passed with flying colors.  Let’s get started! Continue reading