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Friday, October 2, 2009

Cricket & Monkey Review + Giveaway

As a new(ish) mom, I have become obsessed with baby products, especially diaper bags. It seems like most diaper bags are big, boxey, and unattractive. I guess that's because moms tend to overpack. I know I'm guilty of it. I feel like I need to be prepared for any situation, just in case. But I'm tired of the boring bags. Women like to have cute and stylish bags, right?

That's where Cricket & Monkey come in. Just look at this Taylor Weekender bag. I think the sock monkeys are cute and fun. It just makes me smile. This bag comes with SEVEN pockets, a large zippered compartment, cell phone pouch on the outside (awesome!!), and two bottle pockets inside. It comes in six other fun patterns, as well.

I'm also in love with this trendy Sydney Weekender bag. I love the retro pattern, the colors are bold but not too much. I would have chosen this for a regular purse. It doesn't even look like a diaper bag.

One item that I really need is a diaper clutch. It's small enough to hold a couple diapers and a wipes case. Also, this cool clutch unfolds to become a changing mat. How handy! It has a carry strap attaches, so you can grab your diaper clutch and run. I don't have a great spot for diapers in my bag without them getting crushed, so I would like to have one to just throw in there.

Cricket & Monkey also carries some really adorable blankets. They have some really great patterns and fabrics, but I think my favorite are the Classic Patchwork blankets. They have that old-fashioned homemade look. I have some crafty ladies in my family, and the homemade blanekts are always the BEST.


Cricket & Monkey sent me this Madison Tote in the Frenchie pattern. I LOVE this bag. Since, I have a boy, my previous diaper bag was brown and blue. It's cute, but PINK is my favorite color. I have since decided that the bag should reflect MY taste, and not what gender my baby is. The tote is so roomy. It has two bottle pockets and two more velcro pouches. I have already gotten TONS of compliments on it.

One of my readers is going to win a small cozy blanket from Cricket & Monkey!! They will choose the design.


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Giveaway ends October 12 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 13. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents**

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  21. I entered these other 6 current giveaways:
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  23. My favorite is the Skylar Tote
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  27. I love the diaper bag canvas in wheat! Would make me want to actually change a diaper!

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  36. I like the Sydney Weekender, it's cute.

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  37. I just love the small cozy blanket in Geo Pink.

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  81. I love the classic patchwork blankets.

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  82. Such a tough decision! I believe my favorite is the Large Penny Computer Carrying Case.
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