Raising Memories: Finally Snow, "The Mitt Problem" & a Smart Mitts Giveaway!
  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Finally Snow, "The Mitt Problem" & a Smart Mitts Giveaway!

I would be happy to have snow for somewhere between 2 weeks and 1 month of the winter and above zero temperatures for the rest of it.  Canada is not on the same page as me.  This year however, our girls' Winter Break from school was not very wintry!  We didn't even have a white Christmas.

Finally on the last Saturday before school started, we got snow!  The girls went out in the morning to build snowmen and it's a good thing they did because that afternoon it rained and the rain froze over the snow.. and that was the end of snowman-weather!  I told them not to worry because it's not unlikely that they'll have snow during "Spring" Break in March! ;)


Along with photos of the girls building snowmen, I wanted to share some photos of Talia's new Smart Mitts.  This has been a rough year for Talia with mittens.  I have lost count of how many pairs have been lost!  We went out and bought her a nice pair of mittens (good ones) and a set of mitten clips to help her to keep track of them (that worked for us last year and is still working for Katrina), but she lost one mitten & one mitten clip within a couple of days!




Ken and I were getting frustrated and weren't sure what to do next when I heard about Smart Mitts and it was like providence!  We've been trying them out for a few weeks and now they've been put to the test in snow, so I'm ready to share them with you!

The first thing I really like about them is that they're LONG, so snow can't sneak in!  In the photo below, you can see that the mitt goes almost all the way to her elbow!  They are meant to be worn inside of the coat though, which completely keeps snow from getting in.

They're also made with thinsulate and soft fleece on the inside so they are nice and warm!  When the girls came in from building their snowmen, I asked Talia how her hands felt and she said, "Great! I didn't even feel any cold!"



The "smartest" part of Smart Mitts is the soft, stretchy band that connects them!  This keeps them attached and prevents them from being lost and I can't tell you how much I love this feature. :)  It's like "mittens on a string" (but works with vinyl mittens).


Here's a closer look at some of the details.  You can see how nicely the band is attached onto the mitten and how well it is sewn.  I've been impressed by the quality so far.


We are certainly relieved to have our "Mitt Problem" solved!  If you're interested in trying Smart Mitts, you can order them here.  You can also enter to win a pair right here, by filling out this form!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of mittens for review purposes. All opinions shared are my own and are truthful as usual!

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106 comments:

  1. Seriously the whole family could use these!

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  2. My 5-yr old daughter could use these Smart Mitts! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Samantha.

      Feel free to visit us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  3. Such a great idea. I made mitt clips for my kids but my 2 year old loves undoing the (child proof!) clips and constantly removes his mitts in the car, drops them on the floor, and then cries that his hands are cold but he can't reach his mitts. It's the sad, sad life of a toddler!

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    1. Hey Lisa,

      Now that's a familiar story.
      Find us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  4. These are brilliant! I want a pair for myself!

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    1. Thanks Mags. They are in development.

      Smart Mitts
      smartmitts.com
      facebook.com/smartmitts

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  5. My son!! It's his first year in school and we've already lost 3 pairs of mitts. Going to be an expensive year lol

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    1. That's quite a few already. Smart Mitts would be perfect for your little one.

      www.smartmitts.com

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  6. My son has a pair of mittens that kind of velcro OVER his suit, but they ALWAYS fall off. He NEEDS these!

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    1. Hi Lindsay,

      You can visit us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  7. My niece Jade constantly loses his mittens. She will be the happy new owner of this mittens if I win.
    v_theberge@hotmail.com

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    1. Good luck Valerie,

      If someone else wins them, come see us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  8. My cousins little 4 year old would do great with these.

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  9. My 4 year old grandson could use these mitts.
    Rafflecopter name Suzanne Giroux

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  10. My almost 5 year old daughter would benefit from Smart Mitts!

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    1. Hi Lucy,

      Feel free to visit us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  11. My toddler could use this for sure! We've bought a few pairs already this year!

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  12. My daughter could definitely use these!

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  13. My youngest daughter could use a pair of smart mitts
    thanks

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  14. I have 3 kids, and they could all use them.

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    1. Hi Patrica,

      Visit our Facebook or website for colours and sizes.
      www.facebook.com/smartmitts
      www.smartmitts.com

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  15. My 4-yr old daughter could use these Smart Mitts! I love them

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    1. Thanks Kathy.

      You can find us at smartmitts.com or facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks again.

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  16. My Marissa constantly loses her mittens

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  17. My middle child. Her mittens are always off and lying on the ground.

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  18. This mitt kinda reminds me of when I was a kid and we used string or wool through the arms of our jackets and pinned our mitts to the string so we wouldn't lose them.

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  19. My kids could all use a pair of these great gloves! Not that we get that much snow but it does get cold!

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  20. My little cousins could totally use these!

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  21. These Smart Mitts are brilliant! My grandkids could all use these.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G

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  22. My son could use these. We lose so many at school and who knows where else!

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  23. My 5 year old twin girls need these mittens!! Lol. I'm tired of searching for Mismatched pairs!

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    1. Hi Kim,

      We know how you feel. That's why we developed Smart Mitts.
      Feel free to visit us at: www.smartmitts.com or our facebook store www.facebook.com/smartmitts

      Thanks,

      Smart Mitts

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  24. My niece could definitely use a pair.

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  25. My granddaughter could use them.

    Florence c

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  26. my daughter needs these!
    i'm always searching for matching gloves in the morning!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  27. my son for sure lynnbeniethethird@yahoo.ca

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  28. My son. :)
    Crystal Allen
    bc.allen8481@gmail.com

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  29. Another missed opportunity to make millions of dollars...I used to use clothes pins and yarn to string my son's mittens together. Why didn't I try to market the idea? Glad SmartMitts finally did!

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  30. My 5 year old son, hes not as careful as his sister!

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  31. We totally need a bunch of these! My kids are constantly complaining about their mitts and I am always worried that their arms are going to be cold.Getting snow down your mittens SUCKS

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  32. These are great! We spent $30 on my son's mitts when we went to Whistler and he lost them at the end of the day. I was so heartbroken! I wish he had had these mittens, they would not have disappeared!

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  33. my daughter could use some new mitts!

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  34. my little step grandkids could really use them! Always finding one or more lying around here or they loose one along the way!

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  35. My four and a half year old daughter would love them!

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  36. my little guy could use this! he is always losing his mitts

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  37. All three of the munchkins, 8, 5, and 5. We go through a lot of mittens trying to find pairs.

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  38. these would be great for my son. It would be nice to know he would be able to get himself ready in Kindergarten

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  39. How clever! I would totally throw my son under the bus but honestly no one is perfect....we have all misplaced things haven't we?

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  40. Perfect for a visiting 'KiWi' for his hands so he can become aclimitized to our Canadian weathers.

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  41. my son!! especially since its bitterly cold outside these would be great

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  42. I would love these for my little 6 year old munchkin!

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  43. These would be great for my daughter

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  44. My little guy could sure use a pair of these mittens.

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  45. My grandson. who lives with me, could use this type of mitt. He loves to go out and play in the snow.

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  46. My daughter could use them, she would love to have a pair.

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  47. My son! We want to go to the snow later this year and these would be great for him!

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  48. My daughter. She is always losing her gloves and mittens!

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  49. My granddaughter could really use a pair of these mitts - she is forever losing her mitts - thanks!

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  50. mm, everyone! or my son who loves to play in the snow.

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  51. My daughter could use a pair.

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  52. I have fourkids who could use a pair!

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  53. I have 3 daughters and they could always use a new pair of mitts

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  54. I could use a pair of these for my 6 year old!

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  55. my daughter, she has been complaining about how all her mitts are too short

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  56. These would be most helpful with my little girl!

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  57. My son could use a pair of Smart Mitts!

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  58. My son definitely needs a pair of smart mitts!!

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  59. My 4 year old son could use these Smart Mitts. We are on our second pair this winter because the other one got lost.

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  60. My daughters could really use a pair of Smart Mitts!

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  61. These would be great for all my kids.

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  62. Definately my youngest son who is always taking off his mitts and losing them.

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  63. These would be good for my son who is always losing his mitts

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  64. My son could use these! We have so many single mittens because he always manages to lose one.

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  65. These would be great for my little guys.

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  66. I could use a pair of Smart Mitts!!

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  67. My little niece could use these.

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  68. I would like to win this for my niece

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  69. my 5 year old niece could use these for sure

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  70. I would give these to my son to use.

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  71. My middle daughter could really use these. Very handy!

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  72. My son NEEDS these!

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  73. These would be perfect for my niece - and for me when they are available.

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  74. My niece would love to get these! Thanks for the chance at this!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  75. everyone here can use new mitts - thanks

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  76. I could use them myself!

    rafflecopter: aarone mawdsley

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  77. Definitely my daughter! Although she does try to be responsible with her mittens, they always seem to get lost at school within the first month of winter.

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  78. All the kids in my life could use these . Would be great to know where their mitts are.

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  79. They would be great for my daughter!

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  80. My daughter would definitely benefit from a pair of these. These are awesome! They would make playing in the snow a lot easier.

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  81. My husband would benefit! Loses his mitts about once every year! Or my daughter we have already been through 3 pairs including clips!

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  82. Little Miss Sophie would benefit from them for sure.

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~Heather Lynne

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