Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Bear & The Bug Vinyl Growth Chart Review & Giveaway

When you're pregnant, everyone is always telling you "don't blink, they'll be in high school before you know it". Until your child starts to grow, you have absolutely no idea how accurate that statement is. Thankfully us mommies are able to track our child's growth with an adorable custom growth chart from The Bear & the Bug!

*I received a complimentary growth chart for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

My sweet baby boy will be two in just four short months. TWO! How on earth did this happen to me? Just the thought brings tears to my eyes, yet I am excited at the same time. Shortly after Baby A turns two we will be making a large transition from his crib, to his big boy bed, and with this big change comes a change in his bedroom decor as well. Baby A loves Mickey Mouse more than he loves anything else (except maybe mommy!) so I've decide we're going to do a Mickey Mouse theme in his big boy bedroom. I can picture how I want it to look like - plain blue bedding, Mickey Mouse throw blanket, pillow, lamp, wall decor. I also really wanted a growth chart, so when The Bear & The Bug contacted me, I was ecstatic. 

The Bear & The Bug graciously offered for me to send them an idea of what I would like for my growth chart and of course I immediately asked for a Mickey Mouse design. Due to copyrights, they were unable to do an actual Mickey Mouse (with the face and what not) but were willing to create something that embodied the Mickey Mouse Club House theme and that we would love. When they had created the growth chart, they sent it to me for "approval" and I was blown away by it! I was expecting it to look good and have some sort of Mickey Mouse essence, but I had absolutely no idea how fantastic it would turn out. The growth chart was bright, vibrant, well designed, and modern, yet still embodied the Mickey Mouse theme that I was hoping for. They even customized it with Baby A's name!  

The Bear & The Bug custom makes each growth chart out of premium vinyl and inks that will insures that their structure will stay strong and the color will not fade for over 25 years. The growth charts are nearly destructible by children, will not rip or tear and can easily be wiped clean if they become dirty. The growth charts have four rings in each corner so that you can easily hang them in your child's room. I hung mine with push pins which isn't the safest option, but until I can go get photo frame nails, they were my best option! 

The vinyl growth chart's start at 24 inches and go to 60 inches tall. In order to get an accurate growth measurement you must first measure the distance from the floor to two feet up the wall, then line up the 24 inch mark on the growth chart and hang it accordingly. It took me a few tries to get the chart perfectly lined up to my pencil mark on the wall but finally I got it dead on and was able to get an accurate measurement for Baby A! He is now 34 inches! Holy cow! The growth chart allows you to write on it with a fine tip permanent marker so you can mark your little ones growth. I plan on starting this for Baby A on June 22nd, the exact date he will be 21 months, and marking it every three months so I can watch his growth. It's hard to believe that my little guy is getting so big! I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to now mark his growth so I can always look back and remember how rapidly he grew!

When I showed Baby A the growth chart I slowly backed him up and told him that I was seeing how tall he was. He instantly stepped back and looked at the growth chart, assessing what it was, and then thinking it was absolutely hysterical. He pressed his forehead up against it then turned to look at me with an inquisitive eye he looked up at me wondering if he was doing it correctly. I knew he'd love his growth chart and sure enough, he did!

The Bear & The Bug is an amazing shop filled with gorgeous, quality vinyl growth chart that will outlast your child's growth and be an amazing family heirloom! Go get your shop on or enter to win a vinyl growth chart below!

To Purchase: To purchase your own vinyl growth chart for your little ones room, visit The Bear and The Bug's shop and pick one up today!

To Win: The Bear and The Bug and Mommys Craft Obsession want to give one lucky winner a custom vinyl growth chart of their choice! Enter the Rafflecopter below, all entires are optional with exception of the first which is for prize redemption. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Lenora Driskel!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of July 2nd. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by The Bear and The Bug, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by The Bear and The Bug however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.

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  1. I like the love bird chart.

  2. love the forest animals growth chart

  3. Thanks for this review, what a cute and stylish product!

  4. Would love the owl growth chart in purple!

  5. I love the personalized pink owl

  6. I like the fish under the sea and the shark growth charts.

  7. I'd get the Dinosaur Chevron Growth Chart for my son.

  8. I love the pink owl growth chart!

  9. I love the Giraffe growth chart! So cute! Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. I love the pink chevron! Totally into chevron right now!

  11. I would choose the blue chevron one

  12. Personalized Pink Owl Growth Chart


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