Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Handbag Planet launch & giveaway

Who DOESN'T want a new purse?! Yeah, I thought so. Everyone does!! Of course.

Handbag Planet is launching it's new online store in 14 day, 16 hours and 46 minutes (at the time of this post). And to celebrate their launch, they are giving away 1 handbag per hour. Yippee! I love when people are excited and gather others into their party.

Go check them out, I promise, it's worth it!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

YGG: Jig

As you all will soon see, I've been having a big debate with myself over our registry. I have the customary items (bottles, butt paste, manicure set, etc) on there. But then there are the things I just flat-out want. I feel a little guilty over adding these items, so after adding them, I deleted them. But a few still remain, and I'm sure you'll know which ones they are! :)

One of the items I seriously contemplated putting on my registry, but didn't, was a custom onesie set from Jig. And guess what... Your Goodies Galore is offering a set as a giveaway!! With any luck, I'll win and have my much loved Jig set after all. A girl can dream, right?

If you'd like your chance to enter the giveaway and win a custom Jig onesie set, click here. Or copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://yourgoodiesgalore.com/?p=116#comment-86

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I love simply saying that word... am-ba-jam! But it's not just a fun word, it's a cute, cute baby shop.

Does Mommy Love It? did a great review on the shop, and is giving away one of Ambajam's cuddly soft baby blankets. Run, don't walk friends, to the review and enter. Enter for me if you don't have a need yourself! he, he.

Click here
to go to the review, or copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://doesmommyloveit.com/2008/09/15/ambajam-where-childrens-style-comes-to-play/#comment-2746

Monday, September 15, 2008

Everything Minky

Have you felt the new minky fabric they have out for babies these days?? Oh. My. Goodness. I'm in love. It's the softest, best fabric I have ever felt, and the idea of tickling or wrapping up our bambino in it, is divine!

Well... Thrifty and Chic Mom blog is hosting a giveaway for a minky bunny. Oooh, how I have all fingers and toes crossed to win! Head on over there to win, and see what great minky creations her sponsor company (Whimsical Stork) has to offer. Oooh, la, la!

Click here
for the giveaway, or copy/paste this URL into your browser:

Making your own baby food

I am so excited about the idea of making our own baby food. If you know me, you know I love to cook. So this isn't a stretch for me. And from everything I've read, it seems so EASY!!

A recent blog post I read on making your own baby food (short & sweet, with steps and tips) was at Trying To Be Greener. Great starter information to tell and show you how easy it really can be.

Then, click on the Wholesome Baby Food link, and you are set!! I probably need another baby book, as I feel a little lost on what to do nutritionally, physically, learning, etc with Thor (our new nickname for the baby!) once he arrives... but Wholesome Baby Food takes a little of the unknown away with great food stage information on when, what and how to feed your baby. Yay! Just what I've been looking for.

Check both sites out! You wont be disappointed.

See Kai Run Shoes

Have you seen the cute shoes they have for kids these days?? It's incredible. They're as cool as adult shoes.

However, they can be pricey, especially considering how quickly they are outgrown. So, how would you like a chance to win a super cute pair??

See Kai Run have definitely made waves with their great designs and comfortable kids shoes.

You could win a pair of SKR shoes on Mustard Seeds blog! Oooh, how I hope I win!

Click here to read more and enter the giveaway, or copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://christina-mustardseeds.blogspot.com/2004/09/product-review-see-kai-run.html. Good luck!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Miracle blanket! Miracle blanket!

I have heard such good things about the Miracle Blanket, I have two on my registry. Swaddling a bambino has some great benefits, including easing fussiness and sleep. Restful baby means a restful mommy.

I found My Quest for Sanity (blog) only a couple days ago, and already have it on my to-reads! They also happen to be featuring a giveaway for... a miracle blanket. Oh, how I love them for that.

So if you are interested in learning more, and entering a giveaway for a miracle blanket AND soothing bedtime CD, click here. Or copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://myquestforsanity.blogspot.com/2008/09/baby-love-giveaway-4-miracle-blanket.html. Hurry, the giveaway ends tonight!!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

HABA recall

I'm saddened to hear of problems with HABA's toys... they are one of my favorite brands to give as shower gifts, and that I had thought to buy for our baby. Not that I wont buy the brand again, but I'll certainly be more careful in the future.

Check out Hazelnut Kids Blog post to read about the most recent recalls.

If you haven't already done so, and you have children, I strongly encourage you to sign up for the Consumer Produce Safety Commission's recall newsletters/emails.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Organic Options

I feel very lucky to be having our baby during a time where eco-friendly companies/products and organic options are in abundance.

Something Snappy is featuring an organic cotton clothing company called Earth-Tots. What makes this organization even more special, in addition to their fantastic organic products, is that it was founded by two women. Way to go ladies!

If you'd like to find out more about Eco-Tots, Something Snappy's opinion of the products/company, and/or enter to win a giveaway from Eco-Tots, click here.

If the link doesn't work for you, copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://somethingsnappee.blogspot.com/2008/09/earth-tots-organic-clothing.html

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's a...


We're at 20 weeks, which means the half-way mark. We can't wait for our baby BOY to arrive in January. Hip, hop, hooray!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby Sleep Tips

Hold the phones... Here is a blog post that I LOVE!! And not only does it speak to exactly what I need and want to learn about, but they're offering a giveaway too! Icing, meet cake.

I strongly encourage you to read this blog post if you are pregnant or have a wee-little one in the house. Sleep habits are something I'm obsessed with, as I think a happy baby AND happy mama, makes for a very happy house. I've seen it over and over again, kids really do respond well to routine.

Click here to be taken to Ambajam's blog post on 5 sleep tips for your baby, or copy/paste this URL in your browser: http://blog.ambajam.com/five-baby-sleep-tips-and-free-giveaway/#comments

And if you want to learn more about baby sleep habits, do's/dont's of your baby's sleep, tactics to make the routines work, etc, click here to be taken to Pick Nicks Brain blog. It's woooonnnnnderful!! I promise.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Sleep Habits, setting good ones!

I've been very interested in reading and learning about sleep habits for babies and toddlers lately. I've printed off A LOT of articles because I'm afraid once baby is born, I'll be in a haze and forget what I'm supposed to be doing and what I had planned. I am a believer in routines for kids, especially when it comes to sleep!

Click here for a great article I recently read on 5 sleep tips, and for a chance to win a blanket or sleep tip guide.

And you can get some additional baby/toddler sleep tips from Nicole at Pick Nicks Brain.

Sleep is a good thing. A very good thing!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

NY Giveaway... oooh, la, la!

Ever wanted to be surprised with a goodie bag of things from NY - bought just for you?! Oh, I have, and I do!

Natalie over at Natalie's Sentiments is having a great giveaway!!

Check it out here!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Table Cloth Skirt and Dinner Party Top GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

I don't know why I've been on the tail end of everything this week, but here's another fantastic blogosphere opportunity for one lucky little girl... (or her mom/dad, since you're likely the one reading this, and going to enter the giveaway, right?)

Just click on the link below, to be whisked off to Grosgrain, and drool over the skirt and top she has offered as a giveaway. If you're smart, you'll hurry and enter to win!

Table Cloth Skirt and Dinner Party Top GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Good luck!!

Baby Week at Little Birdie Secrets

Hurry! I just found out about the cutest ever baby week, and you dont want to miss out... it's been going on all week at Little Birdie Secrets blog, so it's ending soon.

But if you dont make it in time to enter their giveaway, dont worry, bookmark the site and you're guaranteed to still love it as a resource. They have GREAT tutorials on how to make your own baby gear - and they're all sooo cute (and useful).

For example, make your own binkie clips:

I'm definitely trying this one out. With a bit of mom's help, I may even be a binkie making machine and make a few extra for friend's shower gifts (you know who you are!).

Click here to join the fun, or copy/paste this URL in your browser: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2008/08/baby-binkie-clips.html


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sweet Little Dress

We're in September and everyone is celebrating back-to-school or the start of fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons (although I think that about all of them when they come up in the year!). But the apple pies, the family gatherings, the cooler days and scarves to wear... Love it.

You too can celebrate the start of fall by entering to win a sweet little dress over at Leila & Ben! Fun!!

Click here, or copy/paste this URL in your browser: http://leilaandben.blogspot.com/2008/09/fall-giveaway.html


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Win this stroller!

Wow- that's all I can say! There are some great blogs around the blogosphere, and sometimes they are amazingly, wonderfully generous and offer a giveaway. But this is not just ANY giveaway, it's for a Micralite Toro Stroller! Stop the presses!!

Yes, you could win this stroller. Want to know how?

First, click on over to Micralite and peruse the stroller. Drool a little.

Then, click here to go to MomDot and enter the giveaway. You can also copy/paste this URL into your browser: http://www.momdot.com/?p=1151#comment-31937

Good luck!