Monday, September 28, 2009

Trying to Get Started on Reviews/Giveaways

So I've been entering in giveaways for almost two weeks now and following blogs to read their reviews on products. As a stay at home mom during the week, I woud love to start doing my own reviews on products and hosting giveaways for all the moms out there.

I have had a great time entering into the mommy blog world and it gives me a chance to see what's out there for Little E. I have really learned a lot from the many reviews I've read and can't believe all the awesome things that are out there!

So, as I venture out to see what's out there and get my blog really going, wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dali Decals $25 GC Giveaway

Dali Decals is offering one of Baby Loving Mama's readers a $25 gift card to their site! To be honest, I wasn't too sure that I would be interested in the decals but then I looked at the site and there are so many different options, it's hard to choose just one!!!

After much deliberation and going back and forth, I decided that I want the "little girl with a dandelion" design. It is absolutely adorable and reminds me so much of when I was a little girl and would pluck a dandelion out of the grass, blow on the seeds, and watch them fly through the air. I guess it's my chance to reminisce and in the back of my mind, that little girl in the decal is me! Just because I have my own little boy now it doesn't mean that I can't go back to those innocent days of my own childhood!! Okay, a little bit too much reminiscing!!!!

Anyway, check out Dali Decals' website and look at all the great designs they offer and then head on over and enter the giveaway at Baby Loving Mama's blog!

Twilight Sea Turtle Giveaway

I am sooooooooo excited!!!! Baby Loving Mama currently has a giveaway for a Twilight Sea Turtle from Cloud B. This thing is sooooo cool!!! It projects stars onto your child's ceiling at night and is soft enough that they can play with it during the day!!! My hubby & I saw these somewhere a few months ago and couldn't remember where and haven't been able to find it since.

Little E would love this since he has a fascination with the moon & the stars!! I'm really, really crossing my fingers for this one and since E's learned how to cross his, he can cross his, too!!!

Go to Baby Loving Mama's blog and enter for your chance to win and while you're at it, go to Cloud B's website! They also have this awesome Lavender Lab that will put out a light scent of lavender into your bed and the scent can last up to 5 years!!!

Pediped Footwear Giveaway...Ends Tonight!

Baby Loving Mama has a great giveaway for a pair of Pedipeds for your little one. If you haven't seen these before, you need to head on over and check them out. They are so adorable and have so many different styles to choose from. Also, they are soft soled.

Head on over and check them out. HURRY!!! Ends tonight!

Reusable Lunch Kit Giveaway

Citizenpip is giving one of Jolly Mom's readers a Square Meal Reusable Lunch Kit. This kit includes an insulated lunch bag, 4 BPA free containers (air-tight), a stainless steel water bottle, & 5 cotton napkins. There are 3 different color choices/patterns to choose from in this style, also.

This would be great if your toddler is in daycare and you have to pack a lunch or for those of you who have kids in school. Ethan will be starting preschool soon and he'll be eating lunch there, so this would be GREAT for him!!!

Head on over and check on Jolly Mom's blog & review. While you're at it, take a look at all the different products that Citizenpip offers!

Laundry Mom Tee Giveaway

Mission Mom has a really fun giveaway for moms! (Living the Dream) has generously agreed to give one of Mission Mom's readers a "Living the Dream Laundry Tee" in your choice of color/size.

Living the Dream has a variety of styles to choose from, from "Shopping Mom", to "Cooking Mom" (my favorite), to "Working Mom". They offer shirts in different styles and have just started to offer reusuable shopping bags. There is also a new "Halloween Mom" style shirt and they are offering a free shopping bag with the purchase of one of those shirts.

Head on over to Mission Mom's blog and read her review and then take a look at the Living the Dream site.

LEHR Eco-Trimmer Review & Giveaway

Barefoot Mommies had an awesome opportunity to review the LEHR Craftsman Weedeater and LEHR has also given her a second Eco-Trimmer to give to one of her lucky readers.

The Eco-Trimmer runs off of a small propane tank like the ones you use on small camping grills and one tank gives you approximately two hours of running time. The tanks are fairly inexpensive, as we have used them before, and can be purchased through WalMart, Lowes, or other similar stores. To start the Eco-Trimmer, the LEHR website says it has an easy start. There is no choke and no priming necessary. In the Barefoot Mommies review, she says it just took one pull to get it going.

The Eco-Trimmer sounds like a great new addition to all of your "yard working" needs and the fact that it is environmentally friendly is another great plus!

Head on over to the Barefoot Mommies blog to read her review and to enter for a chance to win your own Eco-Trimmer.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Toddlers vs. Fruits & Veggies

TwitterMoms is asking their readers how their readers sneak veggies into their toddlers' diets. Here's how we do it......

Ethan isn't really a picky eater. Since he was small, he loved his green beans & applesauce. When he started getting older and was able to eat solid foods, we started trying him on different veggies so we tried broccoli. He LOVES broccoli with American cheese melted on top. He will sit there and eat a whole plate of broccoli as long as we melt cheese on top.

He also loves his fruits. When he eats his breakfast in the morning, I usually peel an apple and cut it up for him so he can have it with his pancakes. Nine times out of ten he'll eat the apple over the pancakes!! I recently bought clementine oranges for him to try and he really likes chewing them to get the juice out of them. The clementines are nice because they are the perfect size for him! Another one of his favorite fruits is grapes. For an afternoon snack, he'll eat a bowl of grapes and sometimes share them with the dog!

I've noticed that I don't have to "sneak" fruits and veggies to him. As long as he sees mommy & daddy eating them, he'll eat them, too. He doesn't really like us to add much to the fruits. We have given him strawberries before and added sugar to them and he will NOT eat them. He prefers most things plain, without much added. Thank goodness he's not a picky eater!

Now, head on over to the TwitterMoms blog and check out their giveaway. Also check out the Little Blends website!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crane Humidifiers Giveaway

A Giveaway Everyday is giving away a Crane humidifier. You have your choice of animals to choose from for this giveaway. The humidifiers give a fun look to something that your children may need in the dry winter months.

Head on over to A Giveaway Everyday and enter for your chance to win!

PUR Flavor Options Pitcher Giveaway

PUR has agreed to give one of Night Owl Mama's readers a PUR Flavor Options Pitcher. This is a great offer. We drink a lot of water in our house but sometimes you just want a little bit of flavor. In turn, this often leads us turning to soda and all that sugar! The different flavors for the PUR pitcher are sugar free which means this is a much healthier option. And, think of how much money you can save by using the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher.....this can replace all those sodas and flavored bottles of water you buy.

Also, PUR has been certified to reduce twice the amount of contaminants than Brita so that means it is that much more beneficial to you & your family's health.

Head on over to Night Owl Mama's review and enter to win your own PUR Flavor Options Pitcher. While you're there, take a look at PUR's website and see what they have to offer!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SCOTT Naturals Green Done Right Giveaway

3 Kids & Us has a giveaway for the new Scott Naturals products. It includes a tote filled with Scott Naturals products, a reusable water bottle, "green" light bulbs, Clorox Green Works products. This giveaway is a great chance to try out some new "green" products.

Since we're potty training Ethan now, I think it would be great to have the Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes. Not to sound gross, but sometimes the toilet paper just doesn't cut it for him and it's so much easier to use the wipes but you aren't supposed to flush them ......although a few have made their way into the toilet and caused some panic at flush-time. Okay, anyway, Scott's wipes are FLUSHABLE!!!! How much easier could that get??

Head on over the to "3 Kids & Us" blog and check out her review on some of the products and then check out Scott's website for their Naturals!

Britax Carseat Giveaway from Jolly Mom

Jolly Mom is offering a GREAT giveaway on her site for the Britax Marathon CS carseat. This seat has so many great safety features that parents should look for when purchasing a carseat and one of the best things is that this seat will last you up to 65 pounds!!!

The Marathon CS is offered in three color choices: crimson/black (Crimson), pink/flower print (Emma), and black/grey (Matrix).

For more information on this giveaway and to read Jolly Mom's review on her own Marathon CS, go to this blog. Also, take a few minutes and check out the Britax website and to get a complete overview of all of the safety features on the Marthon CS.

Snugfits Tees & Onesies Giveaway

J. Leigh Designz is hosting a giveaway for one of her lucky readers to win their choice of a Snugfit tee or onesie.

These shirts have some of the cutest little sayings on them....two of my favorites being "peanut" and "silly goose". All shirts are screen printed and you get to choose the color of the shirt for your little one.

So, head on over to this blog and check out her reviews and then go to the Snugfit website and take a look at all the cute styles they have to offer!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Frecklebox Giveaway

Icefairy's Treasure Chest has a giveaway for ANY item from Frecklebox's website. They have so many fun & personalizable items on their website from growth charts to books to lunchboxes. And their items are so much fun for your kids! I just showed my 2-year old the site and he was pointing stuff out that he liked.

So, go to Icefairy's blog and get all the info on the giveaway and read her review. Then, head on over to Frecklebox's website and check out all they have to offer.

Zooper Waltz Stroller Giveaway

J. Leigh Designz is giving her readers another great chance to win yet another awesome giveaway!! Zooper has agreed to give one of her readers a Zooper Waltz in the color of your choice.

This stroller seems to be the perfect size....for me, our original stroller for little E is now too big and the umbrella strollers just aren't big enough. Judging by J. Leigh Designz's review, this has everything you would need but not with the bulkiness of some other strollers.

I've been looking for a new stroller for a while now. Hopefully I can try this one!!!

So, head on over to the J. Leigh Designz blog and then go to Zooper's website and check out their products!!

Casio Exilim S12SR Giveaway

"3 kids and us" is giving her readers the chance to win a Casio Exilim S12SR camera!! How awesome is this?!?! It's a small, compact camera with some awesome features!!

Go to this blog and read her review of the camera and enter for your chance to win. Also, go to Casio's website and see the different cameras they offer in some styling colors and convenient sizes!

SirJJ Organics Giveaway

Night Owl Mama is giving readers a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages (you choose) of all organic skin products. Great for exczema!

Head on over and check out her blog. Then head over and check out SirJJ Organics website.

FLOR Rugs Giveaway

This is a really great giveaway for your home. I think "Walk the Line" in truffle would look great in our living room.

Head on over to this blog & check out the giveaway and then go to the FLOR website and see what you would like for your home.

Tony Lama Boots Giveaway

I have been wanting a pair of these boots for a while now and am crossing my fingers, toes & eyes that I win this giveaway!!!! I'm loving the Antique Tan Vintage Goat boots in the brown & green.

Head on over to this blog and check them out. Then go to the Tony Lama website and look at all the styles they offer!!! They have so many different styles, it's hard to choose just one!

Travel Buddies: Children's Neck Pillow Giveaway

This neck pillow would be so great for Ethan when we travel! Of course, I'm partial to the little's so cute!!!

Head on over to this blog, check it out and enter for your chance to win a neck pillow!!!

I won my first giveaway!!!!

A great big thanks to Dee with "Two of a kind, working on a full house". I just won my first giveaway and soon I will be the proud owner of a Chic Totes Blanket Bag in Chocolate Swirl!!! Even though Ethan isn't that tiny little baby anymore, this will be great to use as a diaper bag for him and when we're visiting family, it'll be great to put on the floor for him to nap on if we have to.

Thanks again, Dee!!! I'm so excited to get my new bag!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

GIVEAWAY!! Downlite Twin Pack of PrimaLoft Pillows

So, here's yet another giveaway that I'm excited about!!! J. Leigh Designz has a twin pack of Queen size Downlite PrimaLoft Damask Pillows to give away. I have been looking for a good pillow and want to give these a try!!!!

So, go to this blog and check it out. Then, head over to Downlite's website and see what all they offer.

Another GREAT Giveaway

"Two of a kind, working on a full house" has another awesome giveaway for moms and babies! It comes from Chic Tots and is a Blanket Bag. The bags are so stylish! You can use them as a diaper bag and then when you're out and your little one needs a blanket, you open it up for it to turn into a blanket or a changing pad.

Go to this blog to enter to win. And go to ChicTots' website to see what they offer!

Personalized Book Giveaway...Ends tonight!

Here's another great giveaway that will be sure to make your little ones feel special. Just go to this blog for information on how to enter and while you're there, head on over to MGM Books' website to see what they offer.

Hurry!! Ends tonight!

LifeVerse Awareness Bracelet Giveaway

Mom's Most Wanted is giving away an Awareness Bracelet from LifeVerse. They have so many different bracelets to choose from that you are bound to find one that interests you. Best of all, they can personalize them.

I love the way the Pink Awareness Bracelet looks. Since my grandmother recently died of breast cancer, this is a bracelet that I would take pride in wearing.

Head on over to Mom's Most Wanted's blog and take a look at the giveaway and then take a look at all the different options that LifeVerse offers.

Shooshoos Giveaway

Kari, "A Giveaway Addicted Mommy", did a review oh ShooShoos. Shooshoos are soft soled baby shoes and flexible soled toddler shoes. They have some adorable styles for both girls & boys.

Head on over and take a look at the giveaway on Kari's blog (while you're there, check out her other giveaways) and ShooShoos website....but hurry, the giveaway ends tonight!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Citiblocs Giveaway

Little man would love these great new building blocks called Citiblocs. They are made from Radiata Pine that comes from renewable forests in New Zealand. All of the blocks are cut the same size & shape with no interlocking just stack your's all about gravity & balance.

The blocks are NOT chemically treated which means they are 100% safe for your little ones. Also, there are no little pieces. Can I hear a loud cheer from all you mom's out there?? That means no stepping on that one little block you forgot to pick up.

To enter for a chance to win these Citiblocs, check out this blog and follow the simple instructions to enter.

For more information on this awesome new set of building blocks for your little ones, check out the Citiblocs website. You can order colored blocks or stick with the natural.

Keurig Platinum Brewing System Giveaway

So I'm really, really excited about this one. I have just entered to win a Keurig Platinum Brewing System with 4 boxes of K-cups.

This would be sooooo perfect for our home! I don't drink coffee, hubby does. I prefer tea or hot chocolate and he's a coffee man. This is a one-cup brewing system with a digital, LCD screen on it. It looks so user friendly and quick and easy to use.....with a 2-year old, that would be amazing!!

What makes this even better is all of the different options for drinks to make with this. You can make coffee, tea, hot chocolate, even iced tea!!! How cool is that??

Okay, if you want to give yourself a chance to win the Platinum Brewing System, check out this blog and follow the simple instructions. I mean, c'mon, I'm doing this, so can you!!!!

Also, head on over to Keurig's website and look at all the different flavors they offer in the K-cups!!!

Haramaki Love Giveway

What the heck is a haramaki, you say?? That's what I thought, too.

I took a look at them and they are these adorable, Japanese inspired bands that you layer under your shirts. If you have been pregnant in the past few years then I know that you've heard of "bella bands", right?? Well, they're kind of like that and they have quite a few different color choices to choose from. Check it out, what's it going to hurt

Follow this to Momalovebug's blog to enter for your chance to win your own haramaki!

Also, take a look at the different haramakis that are offered through "Haramaki Love".

I'm new to the whole blogging world

So, aside from the occasional blogs that I post on MySpace, I'm new to the whole blogging world. Honestly, I'm starting this blog so I can keep up with some awesome free product giveaways and hopefully get in touch with other mom's out there who can share their tips & tricks of the trade.

So, as I finish my intro, I'm ready to get started. Blog away!!!!!