Urbini Avi Jogger Travel System Review

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.”

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I am in stroller & carseat heaven ever since the mailman brought these two little beauties to my door.

The Urbini Avi Jogger Travel System.

Swoon.

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Nice looking stroller, wouldn’t you agree?

But let’s be honest, Brooks makes the stroller look even more amazing. Duh.

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Being able to test out baby products with my little one for review on the blog is always so much fun. I was so excited to be able to take this stroller & carseat by Urbini for a whirl!

A little bit about the jogger: The Avi is an all-terrain jogger that is built for smooth rides whether you are on a run, power-walk, or casual stroll. The Avi Jogger includes a responsive suspension, swivel-lock front wheel, and multi-position handle that offer stability, control, and maneuverability. It also includes a single touch brake, on hand quick-fold, and maneuverable wheels that make for great functionality for when you need it most.

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I love the size and the maneuverability of this stroller. It’s not as wide as other jogging strollers out there, which makes it much easier to use when you are going in and out of stores – those few inches make a big difference in going through doorways! But this is a jogging stroller and I’m happy to report that the suspension system works great, especially on the bumpy sidewalks of Philadelphia. The one thing I didn’t love was that on the inside of the stroller there was some exposed parts of the stroller that I think should have been covered with some padding. Brooks fell asleep easily in this stroller and a few times his head was resting on hard parts of the stroller – I think it bothered him more than me!

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A few other things that make the Avi jogger stand out is all the extras! It comes standard with some things you totally would have to add on with extra purchases in other brands. I love the fact that a caddy with three pouches is built into the back of the stroller – it easily holds keys, your phone and snacks. The Avi also comes with a bar that goes across the front of the seat which I love to attach toys too and Brooks enjoyed holding on and kicking his feet up on as well. It also comes with a cup holder that attaches to the side of the stroller as well. I was also very impressed with all the storage under the stroller as well – it’s very spacious!

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Other Avi Jogger features:

  • Multi-position handle 
  • Self stands when folded 
  • Inflatable rubber tires
  • 5-point harness
  • 2-position canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • Safety Wrist Strap

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As a part of the travel system we also got to try out the infant carseat which came along with it. I love the sleek black and grey solar scheme – It also looks really nice, I enjoyed the overall shape of the carseat. Another important thing is that it’s very lightweight – and even though Brooks won’t be in the infant carseat much longer, it’s still nice to not have to carry around extra bulk!

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The one thing I didn’t love about this is the canopy, I wished it covered a little more sunlight from the front. Brooks has taken some awesome naps in this & I think he would have slept longer had he had a little less sun exposure.

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A little more about the carseat: The rear-facing Petal Infant car seat combines safety with super lightweight design. The deep sidewalls are lined with energy-absorbing foam and the carrier weighs less than 8 lbs. The adjustable harness with comfort pads grows with your baby to keep infants from 4 – 35lbs. snug and secure. The adjustable base includes a built-in lock off that makes installation a breeze. Urbini products are sold exclusively at Walmart stores and online.

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Another fun little perk is that the carseat does attach into the stroller, which is awesome if you are a new mom running with a little guy {or gal!} who still needs extra support, it’s nice that everything is already right there for you to click and go!

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I’ve had a really great experience testing out the Urbini stroller & carseat. I was 100% new to the brand but the products that I got to try are well made and Brooks seemed to really enjoy his time in each piece. Since we now have 2 jogging strollers, I will likely be giving the extra stroller to my parents to have one at their house – but I honestly love them both so much, It’s going to be tough to decide which!

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Now it’s your turn to share -> What features are most important to you when looking for a stroller?

Are you familiar with the Urbini brand? What do you think about it?

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When Your Water Needs A Kick

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

I am all about hydration.

I seriously never {ever} leave the house, or even go on a walk, without my favorite water bottle {blog review here!} attached to my hip {or the stroller – via the Mom Hook! Love that thing}. I’m slightly crazy about having water with me at all times.

And *most* of the time, a glass of H20 {with crushed ice, I’m obsessed} does the trick. BUT sometimes, my water needs a little kick.My favorite way to give my water a little boost is by infusing it with lots of fruit {check out my favorite water infusion fruit combinations here!}

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I recently had the opportunity to try out some new {to me} CRYSTAL LIGHT products – and while I have used their drink mixes in the past, I was sort of blown away by all the variety of options now available, along with flavor choices, that are now a part of the CRYSTAL LIGHT brand!

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I think my favorite of all the CRYSTAL LIGHT offerings available would have to be the Pure line. It has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives and is lightly sweetened by Truvia. PLUS I really like the flavor options available -> strawberry kiwi, mixed berry, lemonade, grape and a tropical blend. Grape being my favorite – Yum! It’s also easy to throw one of these packets in my diaper bag or purse to flavor my water on the go!

I also love the fact that CRYSTAL LIGHT offers up some pretty tasty cocktail recipes to go along with their drink mixes. Because everyone needs a few good cocktail options in their life! Here are a few of my favorites -> the Randarita, the Southern Sangria, Front Porch Peach Tea and my favorite being Platinum Blackberry Lemonade {serious yum!} Check out the recipes below:

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Don’t they sound yummy? I can’t way to whip up a batch at my next get together with friends.

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What’s  your favorite CRYSTAL LIGHT product or Flavor options?

How do you give your water a kick?

Please share!

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CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert are partnering to launch the Platinum Points Program to reward customers with fun Miranda Lambert gear. The Platinum Points Program coincides with Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour which happens to be Presented by CRYSTAL LIGHT. Using the CRYSTAL LIGHT Platinum Points Program is easy -> Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at Walmart, snap a photo of your receipt with your Smartphone, and choose from a variety of Miranda Lambert rewards.

How to Sign Up for the CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert Platinum Points Program:

  • Sign up for the program here using your email address or Facebook account
  • Purchase participating CRYSTAL LIGHT products at Walmart and keep your receipt
  • Go to earnplatinumpoints.com in your mobile browser and log in
  • Click “Snap,” choose “Walmart,” and then click “Select/Take Photo”
  • Snap a clear photo of your receipt and click “Upload This Photo”
  • Redeem points for Miranda Lambert rewards

By signing up for Platinum Points, purchasing CRYSTAL LIGHT at Walmart, and scanning their receipts they can earn points to claim Miranda Lambert gear including an exclusive song download, t-shirts, and mugs. Platinum Program members can enter the Promo Code “mirandaic” to instantly get 30 free points. Members will also receive 10 points for each friend they refer who signs up.

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Friday Favorites: Anthropologie’s Sale on Sale

Whenever the sale goes on sale at Anthropolgie, my closet gets really happy, but sometimes my wallet gets very sad, because I want to {and sometimes do!} buy it all! {Extra 25% off Sale items with code: ExtraExtra } I hardly EVER buy anything at Anthro unless there is that extra percentage off the sale items -> I love it when they do that. Everything goes on sale pretty regularly and if you can just wait it out, it usually saves you a nice chunk of change. Or you can just buy more, which is what I usually end up doing!

Side Note: Anthro also has a awesome return policy, so if you do buy something that goes on sale they will {most of the time} price adjust it for you if you bring it back in! They don’t have a certain return time. 

I’ve really been loving everything Anthro the past few seasons. It’s like that store gets me. I could probably dress in nothing but Anthro clothes {and shoes! and accessories!}  for a good long while and be perfectly happy. Here are a few of my favorite picks from their current sale {on sale!} section. I even just purchased a thing or two on this list this week! Can’t wait to wear them & show you!

Check out my picks & let me know what you think! Happy Friday!

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1- I totally purchased this wrap coat for myself! I love the colors and the pattern – I can’t wait until it arrived at my doorstep!

2- In love with this fringed kimono cardigan – I see it easily pairing with jeans or looking great with a little black dress – especially because the detail on this is so pretty.

3- How cute is this lace dress? I think it would be great for the Fall & Winter with tights, boots and a sweater!

4- The soft knit and light colors make this cardigan a lovely one! Plus it has pockets!

5- I love the airy knit on this sweater - makes it perfect for Fall & Spring, before it gets too cold. I love wearing sweaters but sometimes I get so hot! This is great!

6- This twist back cardigan is so unexpected and totally my style!

7- The orange color of this sweater is my favorite {It comes in two other colors as well} The overall relaxed shape of this cardigan makes it easy to throw on any day.

8- I love the cutout detail on this tank. It’s totally classic and perfect for a night out with friends!

9- This diamond stitch peasant top is totally my style. I love the pattern and the colors and the lace detail. I want this in my closet!

10 – I’m really into a little bit of fringe lately! I also love the muted colors in this cardigan and the fact that it’s so long and lovely!

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Now it’s your turn to share:

What’s your Friday Favorite this week?

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No Shoes – Baby on the Loose

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So yesterday we did something a little different.

Our house became a shoe-free zone.

Ok, ok. Not entirely shoe-free. I still have my entire closet full of my favorite footwear. But we decided that we were no longer going to allow shoes to be worn in our home. From now on, you have to take your shoes off at the front door!

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This has been something I have been thinking about for a while now. Each week, Brooks is becoming more mobile – and when I think of where my shoes have been all around the streets of Philadelphia & then wearing those shoes all around my house where my baby is crawling around all day -> Something doesn’t feel right.

So we decided to make a little change.

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Yesterday had a carpet cleaning service come and steam clean all the carpets in our house – on the second floor, third floor & basement, along with the corresponding hallways and stairs. This was something we honestly should have done ages ago. Something I sort of wish we did when we bought the house, a year ago – but c’est la vie.

{I KNOW! I still owe you a house tour. If you can believe me, I took the photos for the tour post, just need to find the time to write the post! Stay tuned!}

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The timing for this made a lot of sense for us, because Brooks is now all over the floor and we want to make that a clean & safe spot for him to hang out.

We are still working out a few kinks -> We recently set up a bench by the door with storage for our shoes. It’s now a nice little spot for us to sit & take off our shoes when we come and go. I plan to buy some shoe covers/no slip grip socks to have on hand for guests/workers as well. We have also relegated the stroller to a little spot right by the door so we aren’t slopping dirty wheels through the house as we were before. And I’m thinking about wiping Jackson’s paws off after walks too, but I’m not sure how crazy I’ll get with that.

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I always vacuum a few times a week and swiffer the floor in the kitchen and living room most nights {hello baby led weaning & the mess that goes along with it!} but I think taking off the shoes at the door will keep so much extra dirt and dust out of the house, which will save me some cleaning time {and save our hardwood floors as well!} Word on the street is that it’s also supposed to be helpful with allergies, something that I’ve always struggled with, so I’m excited about that too.

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I read a few articles on the whole “No Shoes in the House” rule and it’s really interesting to see what people have to say. Apparently you either love it or hate it!

Would love to know YOUR thoughts!

How do YOU feel about the No Shoes in the House rule?

Do you take your shoes off at the door? 

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Disclaimer: I’m not judging anyone who does things differently, this is just something we are going to try to see if it make sense for us at this point in our lives. Shoes or no shoes! It’s all good!

All photos from this post were found on this Pinterest page! Some are even actual signs on Etsy you can purchase! Check it out!

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