Saturday, October 23, 2010

Attention Fellow Bloggers

Who would love a bloggers only giveaway! 
Check out charis designs to enter open til 10-31

Inspired by Finn Giveaway 10-23-10 to 10-29-10 9 pm EST

Inspired by Finn Giveaway!
Open 10-23-10 to 10-29-10 9 pm EST

The winner is

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-11-01 23:36:53 UTC
Congrats to Cali!

I love our Inspired by Finn necklace!  We have the hazelwood and pearl necklace.  I chose this one because DD has severe reflux and I like the idea of a more "natural" form of medication.  I was sceptical at first especially being an RN.  However, it works!!!! DD is now down to 1 dose of meds a day!  Not to mention it's so cute on!  We put it on in the AM and leave it on until after bathtime is over since the key to helping the natural oils in the hazelwood is moisture! 

They have amber and the hazelwood.  The amber necklace has several medicinal properties.  They are: pain relief (especially teething), maintains wellness, restores energy, decreases inflammation, and strengthens immune system! 
The hazelwood also has several properties and they are: ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis, constipation, migraines, sensitive & bleeding gums, helps reduce dental cavities and more. These necklaces are a great remedy for heartburn and nausea during pregnancy!
We noticed a difference in DD's reflux with the first use and the eczema within the first week! 
We are going to get an amber necklace for DD's teething! 

From Inspired By Finn's website: Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.

How do you get one of these Awesome necklaces??? Buy one (with FB discount :) )

How to win one:
Winner can select anything 16 inches or SMALLER that is in stock.
****Make sure you include your email in your entries so I can find you if you win!

Mandatory Entry: Post each entry as indivual and make sure you leave an email!
1 entry- go to Inspired by Finn and tell me what you would pick if you won
1 entry- go to facebook/InspiredByFinn like them and thank them for the awesome giveaway!

Extra Entry-
Make a purchase from Inspired by Finn and get 5 extra entries.
1 entry- Like me on FB
1 entry- follow my blog publicly
1 entry- name another giveaway you entered of mine

Must be a US resident 18 or over.  Winner will have 48 hrs after giveaway to reply to my email.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Rock Star Hottie Giveaway! 10-18-10 to 10-22-10

Winner: KaeliH

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-10-24 00:19:47 UTC

Congrats Terri!

This giveaway will be posted from 10-18-10 to 10-22-10 at 9 pm EST.  This giveaway is open to US residents only at this time!  Winners will have 48 hrs to reply to winning email. will pick the winner.  You must do the mandatory entries in order to win.  Please include your email in your posts or I will have no way to contact you if you win.

This giveaway is for an awesome trio set...this set will include up cycles wash clothes, a wipes case, and mini lovey!  We love our set!  The wash clothes are up cycled and super thick!  The wipes case is super cute!  The embellishments are The mini lovey is PERFECT for a travel lovey and is super easy for little ones to hold onto in the car or stroller!  The lovey washes up beautifully!  My daughter loves the different textured ribbons and they keep her attention.  This set is perfect for my little wild child!  You could win this set below!

Mandatory entries:
1 entry- go to RockStarHottie and tell me what you like from the store and make Akiko a fav seller.
1 entry- go to Facebook and like RockStarHottie and thank Akiko for the giveaway on my blog
1 entry- go to Akikko's other Etsy store and make her a fav seller and also tell me what you like from that store AutumnMayaAndTheBooj

Extra Entries-
1 entry post about this giveaway and include the link
5 entries- steal my button for your blog (enter the entries as 1 button, 2 button, etc...)
1 entry- like me on FB
1 entry- follow my blog publicly
1 entry- tell me something about Akiko

Good luck!  Stay tuned for more giveaways!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

This lovey is by Cribcreation! 10/11/10-10/15/10!

The winner is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-10-16 15:29:44 UTC

Congrats to Amanda you have 48 hrs to reply to my email!

Congrats again and new giveaway going up Monday!  I want to give the hip sling time in the spotlight!!!!

Giveaway open 10/11/10 to 10/15/10 at 9:00pm EST!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 yrs of age and older.  All mandatory entries must be completed to be eligible to win. will select the winner and the winner will be posted here also please include your email in your post so that you can be contacted if you win!  The winner will have 48 hrs to reply to me before I redraw a second winner! 

This giveaway is for a mini security blanket/lovey/rag quilt made by Cribcrations on Etsy!  This is an awesome mini security blanket/lovey/rag quilt!  Super soft and cuddly!  I love the minky back and so does my little one!  I also love the minky patches on the front.  My little one is a big textures fan!  She loves to touch and feel everything and this lovey affords her several texture to play with!  Its great for traveling to as it is small enough to toss in the diaper bag!  I can tell you that Maddy carries her lovey everywhere!  It's always with her when she needs something to cuddle with and momma isn't free!  This lovey is larger than the ones you can find in store it measures 14" x 14".  I also love that it washes up so nicely and it still looks new!  It has an extra layer of flannel in between the layer which is why it is super cuddly!  Melanie has AWESOME fabric selections and tons of other great items at her Etsy store!

You could own this lovey too!  You can go to Cribcreation to buy your own for just $9.00 or you can win one below!

Mandatory entry!
1entry- go to Cribcreation and tell me what item and what fabric you like best (the fabric choice doesn't have to be listed on the item you like)
1 entry- Follow me on Facebook
1 entry- Follow me publicly on the blog

Extra entries:
Unlimited extra entries about anything!

Good luck and have fun!

Sling pea Giveaway and Review!!! Open 10/11/10 to 10/18/10

Winner is.....Cali!  Congrats you have 48 hrs to reply to my email!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-10-19 02:26:25 UTC

Giveaway open 10/11/10 to 10/18/10 at 9:00pm EST

This is a review for a sling pea hip sling!  They are awesome!  I have also included some background about baby wearing as requested by a follower :)

What is baby wearing and why is it a good thing?

Baby wearing is when you wear you baby in a sling or carrier while they are awake and laying them in their crib to sleep so you can tend to your needs. 
There are so many benefits.  Babies cry less when carried with a parent.  They learn more as they are more alert and cry less.  A babies gestation period is really 18 months.  Birth occurs and interrupts the cycle however, baby wearing can extend that period by providing an external regulating system.  Sling babies are also humanized sooner and statistically smarter.  
Baby wearing also has benefits for breastfeeding!
The unorganized sucker gets more organized.  It helps mom care more easily for siblings and makes breastfeeding easier (especially in a slingpea).  

This next one is especially important to wearing of premature infants!  As you may or may not have read my LO was a growth restricted preemie!  I began the process of baby wearing as soon as we got home and she was a little over 4 pounds!

Preemies are often very small and sometimes fail to thrive and by baby wearing provides a therapeutic way to stimulate thriving!  It also helps normal babies who gain weight too slowly.  Baby wearing especially kangaroo care also helps regulate a baby's temperature.  Baby wearing provides a calm environment similar to the womb and therefore allows an infants energy to be used to grow instead of to cry to convey one's needs.

Now the review!!!!

This sling is made by Beth at  Beth is a hardworking momma of 2! She has been sewing since she was a teen and loves it!  She created her first sling after her first baby!  These slings are super stylish, convenient, and easy to use.  They roll up and fit in the diaper bag so you will never be without it!  They are made of Cotton/ Lycra Sateen and Twill.  This combination allows them just the right amount of stretch!  This sling has a versatility uses!  It works not only as a sling but also as a cover for dirty changing tables or the grass/benches if at a park, it works as a pillow for kids who nap in strollers, and it can provide a discrete nursing cover! 
The slingpea sling can also help with traveling by eliminating the needs for bulky strollers and freeing your hands for picture taking.  It allows busy parents to still enjoy their vacation while also tending to the needs of any child up to 35 pounds!  For me this was great!  We went to an aquarium where no strollers where permitted and my LO loves to take off.  I put her in the sling pea and she was able to enjoy all the exhibits while being calm and cuddling with momma!  I have used my sling as a changing pad many of times and also as a pillow as mentioned above!  I could not imagine life without my sling!  My daughter loves to get in it and help push shopping carts or get a piggyback from momma.  Another added bonus is that cold and flu season is coming and people will keep a safe distance from a LO in a carrier or sling yet if they were in a stroller often people feel they need to touch your baby or toddler!  I loved wearing Maddy last year in cold and flu season as no one came close to her! 

This sling is GREAT!  It doesn't put strain on your back like most traditional carriers or wraps.  Your child is seated and supported right on your hip with the sling extending around your upper body to help more evenly disperse the weight!  I have used all carrier types and I must say that I am most comfortable with the hip slings!  Please see the website for the do's and dont's as well as the many different ways to carry and infant birth to 35 pounds! 

You can purchase this amazing hip sling from Slingpea for $34.95 and free shipping PLUS if you enter maddy15 in the notes to Beth at check out you will get 15% back through paypal.  What a deal!  Don't miss out as cold and flu season is coming and help protect your little ones by keeping them close!

Giveaway open to US residents 18 and older.  You must complete all madatory entries to be eligible to win!  All mandatory entries must be posted individually.  Please include your email in your posts...if you win I need to be able to contact you.  Winner drawn by and will be posted on blog!  Winner has 48 hrs to reply before a new winner is drawn!

Mandatory Entries:
1 entry- go to Slingpea and tell me what you learned about hip slings/baby wearing that I didn't mention above!
1 entry- follow my blog publicly
1 entry- follow me on facebook
1 entry- follow slingpea-baby-slings on FB and tell Beth I sent you and thank her for this awesome giveaway

Extra Entries:
Unlimited extra entries as long as they are about being a mommy, CDing, baby wearing, or natural parenting!!!!!

Good luck!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Next Giveaway! Lovey by Lou1498 on etsy! Open 10/8/10 to 10/12/10 at 9pm EST

We have a winner....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-10-13 01:32:11 UTC

Congrats Addicted to cloth!!!! you have 48 hrs to reply to my email!

Open 10-8-10 to 10-12-10 9 pm EST! 

Next up is a lovey by Lou1498 on etsy!  This is for a luxury minky backed lovey!  Mine is pink and brown with a pink minky back!  My little one loves this lovey!  She uses it as a blanket for her and her dolls.  It is very soft and made very well (with love).  It is made of high quality fabrics.  The winner gets to chose from the available fabrics!  This lovey is multi-purpose (baby blanket, doll blanket, and lovey)!  This would make a great shower gift!  You can buy one from Lou1498 on etsy for $12.00 and it will even be personalized!

Must be a US resident to win.  You must complete the mandatory entries (as 2 posts). will draw the winner.  The winner will be notified and will have 48 hrs to reply before a new winner is drawn.  Also please post your email address in your post so I can contact you of you win.

Mandatory entries:
1) Go to lou1498 and make her a favorite seller
2) Follow my blog publicly

Extra entries: 
There are unlimited extra entries for this giveaway!  You must just include something plus your email.
You MUST complete both mandatory entries to get the extras. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Any interest???

I was thinking about having a 2 week period or so where my followers could list diapers in GUC or EUC for trade on my blog or on my FB under discussion as I know I have a few prefolds I want to trade off...would anyone be interested as I know the holidays are coming so money for diapers is allocated elsewhere for the season....
post to share your interest....and where you think I should host the trade forum....

Monday, October 4, 2010

This week is Lovey week! Giveaway by clowry02 is first! Open 10-4-10 to 10-9-10

The winner is.....
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-10-10 01:02:41 UTC

Nicki's Cloth Diaper Reviews....


IF you didn't win don't give up there are 3 more lovey's and a suprise at 100 followers....just 2 away!!!!!

Giveaway opens 10-4-10 and ends 10-9-10 at 9:00 pm EST.  Open to US residents only at this time...
You must complete the mandatory entries to be eligible to win. 

I love this lovey and so does my DD.   She will go and grab this one first!  It may be because it's larger and she can snuggle with it!  She is 16 months old and this can cover her legs!  It's super soft 2 toned pink minky on the back side (perfect to snuggle and rub against) and minky and printed fabric squares on the front.  The pink and brown that we chose is beautiful!  I love that this blanket washes easily and stays looking new as the day it arrived.  My daughter has also been using it to cover her dolls at naptime :) I must say as far as lovies go this one is a must have!  We started on lovies later with DD and I must pack this one in the diaper bag!  It has also worked as a folded pillow for the car seat.  If you are a new momma, an expecting momma, a momma who's LO loves lovies, or a momma who knows a momma to be this lovey is a must have for you too! 
You can get one on sale now for as little as $3.00!  Or you can enter to win below!
Mandatory entry:
1 entry- Go to Etsy and make clowry02 a favorite seller! 
1 entry- Follow me on Facebook
1 entry- follow my blow publicly

Make sure you put your email in each post so I can find you if you win!

Extra Entries!
All week I will be allowing unlimited extra may enter as many times as you would like and you may post anything just remember to include your email! will pick the winner and the winner will have 48 hrs to respond to winning email!

Blog giveaway....Review for Diaper and wipes clutch!

This giveaway will be open 10-4-10 at 530pm EST until 10-6-10 at 9pm EST and is posted on FB....this is the review only!  To enter go to Maddy's cloth diapering momma discussion tab for the actually giveaway!

This clutch is adoreable!  It keeps a small pack of wipes and a diaper handy at all times!  I used it to carry in my purse or leave in the car!  It also works great for dad's (everything in one easy place!).  I also loved the prints available!  This is a momma's must have! Being mom sometimes leaves us unorganized and forgetful (well at least me) and with this clutch I have always had wipes and a diaper in the car for those moments when you thought you would just run to the store really quick and decide to leave the diaper bag behind!  It has saved me many times over!  
To be entered you must go to Etsy and visit bump2baby and favorite her store and then tell me what you would like to have!  You must also follow her on Facebook as bump2baby (the one with the baby) and thank her for the CD momma giveaway!  Also you may get extra entries if you refer people to the blog and or FB if the follow both you will get 2 extra entries (post as indivual posts) and you may get as many as you like.  You may use them on any giveaway you would like! 
Please also check back to the blog for this weeks giveaways....It's lovey week plus a mid-week surprise giveaway!  Also be on the look out on FB for extra entries...Weds or thurs maybe even fri around 1230 est! will draw the winner on 10-6-10 after 9pm EST!

Good luck! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Facebook Giveaway Starting 10-4-10 and ending 10-6-10!

There will be a facebook giveaway opening tomorrow and ending Weds.  Also when the blog reaches 115 followers (goal is by the end of this month) there will be a custom diaper bag giveaway!  I will also be giving extra entries for future giveaways all this week on FB so please look for me!