Monday, October 27, 2008

See Kai Run, See Kai Run, see another giveaway!

Yay! It's the bloggy carnival time, which means people everywhere will be spending WAY too much time at their computer over the next week. ha, ha.

I love to find new blogs and revisit some I had intended to read more often. There never seems to be enough time though.

On one of the blogs I frequent regularly, but always want to read more often, they are hosting a See Kai Run shoe contest for the Carnival giveaway. You all know my SKR obsession by now. I think they are the cutest, most stylish shoes for little feet on the market. And the company seems incredibly generous, offering regular giveaways on mom blogs.

So don't delay, you could win a pair of Jake or Monica at the 3 Kids and Us blog! And while you're there, take some time to read their blog. It's a good one!


Earth Mama Angel Baby Breastfeeding Kit Giveaway

Here's one us new moms do not want to miss out on!

Visit Figs + Sage for your chance to win a fantastic breastfeeding support kit. I can't wait to breastfeed, but I'll admit, I'm also a bit worried about it. I know it can be painful, uncomfortable and not always pleasant. But it's oh-so-important for the baby, and I want to be as successful as I can.

That's where a super great kit like this will come in handy. It's packed with nipple cream, breast soothers, and tea. How nice to paper mom during one of the most important jobs she will ever have!

So dont delay, head on over to Figs + Sage and enter now!!


Sunday, October 26, 2008



Hooray, and congratulations to Grosgrain! She is a fantastic designer of little girl clothes (mostly), and offers up regular giveaways on her blog of her designs. But now, she's opening up her own shop! Send her lots of good vibes as she's very deserving of success.

All the best!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Reuseable Tote Bag, from Target!

Thanks Thrifty and Chic Mom for telling me about this great offer:

Target has an ad inside People magazine that you fold up, stuff with 5 target shopping bags and mail in for a free reusable tote( you will receive a coupon).
If you don't have the magazine that's ok too just stuff your 5 bags into an envelope and mail to:

121 New York Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08683

Be sure the bags are clean and you include a clear return mailing address. Expect your bag coupon in January, redeemable until1/31/09.

Did you know Seattle is currently trying to pass a bill to charge for bags used at the grocery stores? I think it's great! So start stocking up on your reusable bags now, and save yourself the $ later.

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!: "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Dont miss this amazing costume giveaway at Grosgrain. Her creations are fabulous, but this one takes the cake!!"

See Kai Run Giveaway @ Mom Most Traveled

I've told you all about See Kai Run shoes before.

Have you seen the Paul style? Check them out! Thor would look so cute, sporting those shoes.

And he just might be... why? Because Mom Most Traveled is hosting a fantastic giveaway to win a pair - style/size of your choice! Hip, hop, hooray!!

Head on over, and enter for your little one.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Organic Mattress @ Bellaziza's Favorite Things

Being eco-friendly has hit the mainstream and continues to go strong! Esp for us crunchy northwesterners.

But being 'organic' is not always easy... it usually means spending a bit more money. Understood. So, you prioritize what you will/can spend more money on. One of the biggest items for Thor that Tim and I have discussed buying organic and spending the money on, is an organic mattress. I don't care if I have to eat PB&J sandwiches for the next year to afford it, I will.

But, for one very lucky mommy (and baby!), they will win an organic mattress! Yay. Whether it's me or not, it's such a wonderful prize and I just know whoever wins it will love it.

If you want your chance to win (and if you dont need it, you can gift it to me- ha, ha!), head on over to Bellaziza's Favorite Things and enter. They always find the greatest stores and products, thanks ladies!!

Also, just wanted to mention that the mattress comes from the Netto Collection. Holy WOW! I love their products - great modern look, organic, made in the USA. I heart them.

Now hurry, head over to BFT and enter. You can enter once per day!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Free photo book

When I started our baby blog and mentioned that we were going to turn it into a baby book (eventually), a couple of you said that you plan to do that as well or already do. So, I thought you all might be interested in this current promotion for a free 120 page photo book (dont think it incorporates blog posts, but you can do 'baby's first year' in photos, or maybe a 2007-2008 family trips album, and I'm sure they allow photo captions - although I haven't looked into it yet, it's on my to-dos to sign up later this week).

If you're interested, read the below review, which includes the promo code and how to get your free photo book! (you do pay for shipping, $5 I think)

* You must sign-up by Oct. 24th and make the book within 1 month from your sign-up date.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

The elusive...

...See Kai Run.

I see these shoes ALL over the blogosphere. You've heard of them, right? If not, go. Go now, and check them out! They're great little shoes, just as cool as mom and dads, but for little feet. I love them.

I don't think we're likely to buy a pair, unless they're used (you know I love craigslist). They can run a bit pricey, but you can also try to buy some new on sale or on amazon. I just keep hoping to win some. Our little man would rock these shoes!

Leading me to my next subject, a giveaway for a pair of See Kai Run Eleven shoes. Yay.

If you'd like to enter the giveaway, please click here to be taken to Red Sox Mommy's blog.

Good luck to both you and me!



Remember the company Ambajam I was drooling over?? Well, still drooling.

Here's one of my favorite items from Ambajam: the jumbo cuddle blanket

If you'd like a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Ambajam, head on over to Val's Views and enter the giveaway!

Thanks for the chance to win a soft, cuddly blanket Val. Fingers crossed.

p.s. I may be hurting my own chances by telling you this, but, I like to believe I'm a nice person. So... HURRY to enter, the contest ends tonight!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My First Shades Giveaway

What’s That Smell? is blinded by the light, but your kid doesn’t have to be! Visit the What’s That Smell? My First Shades kids sunglasses giveaway to enter to win 1 pair of kids sunglasses in your choice of color/pattern from My First Shades. My First Shades have 100% UV protection to help protect one of your child’s most valuable things - their eyesight.

* Hurry over to enter the giveaway. It ends noon (central time) on Tuesday, Oct. 21.


Thursday, October 16, 2008


Do you use I've not been a great coupon-cutter in the past, I admit. But I think I could get into it!

What caught my eye was the $1 off coupon for any box of Kellogg's cereal. Cereal is so darn expensive.

Go forth and save with coupons!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh! How lovely!

"Oh, how lovely" is right!

The wonderfully cute blog, Oh! How lovely!, is hosting a sling giveaway from Love September's etsy shop. And truly, they are wonderful and lovely. My favorite design is the Elinor.

Please go check them out! Do so before Saturday, October 18th, to enter the giveaway.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hello... stroller, love!

Friends, I'm here to introduce you to the newest stroller on the blog to be offered up in a giveaway! Hip, hip hooray!! Some companies and blog owners are too generous, and for that, I heartily thank them. This is a wonderful prize, that no matter what, I am SURE will find a great home.

However, I'm hoping it's my home. No, no, just a good home will do! ha, ha.

In any event, Parents With Style is the location of the stroller giveaway. And it's not just any stroller - it's a chicco trevi double stroller. How cool!

So head on over, and check it out. I know you're going to want to enter this giveaway!


Oh my gosh...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, OH. MY. GOSH.

There's another quilt giveaway happening in the blogosphere right now. I hesitate to speak about it because I want to win. But being a kind person I am, and to get 5 extra entries, I'm going to share this gem of a secret with you!

Pigtails and Snails
is the place to go, and Elizabeth is the talented quilt designer to thank.

Now run, run I say, to Pigtails and Snails and enter. If you're super duper nice, and like me a lot, and you win, maybe you'll even give me the spoils. No? That's ok, I still love you.

The Full Mommy

Hi guys. I'm tagging along Tim's short business trip, so I haven't had time to do the Thor update/post yet. But it's on it's way!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a fun mom blog that just updated their look and that has a lot of great info on it.

The Full Mommy

Not only do they have a new look and are fun to read (so I suggest you run over there and take a peek), but they have a great giveaway right now for a Flip Ultra. 'Flip what', you ask? Tsk, tsk. A trendy, small video recorder for us on-the-go moms, so we can capture all the giggles, coos and diaper explosions for future blackmail. No, no, just kidding.

So really, go check out The Fully Mommy, and enter to win a Flip Ultra while you're there!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I know I post quite a bit about baby stuff, well, we're having a baby!

But you know I also love to cook. There's a great giveaway happening at Cupcakes Take the Cake, as part of an introduction and launch of a new book, called: Baked

It sounds fantastic, and I'm totally throwing my name in the hat to win a copy. Click here to read a review, hear from the writers and to enter the giveaway too. Good luck! And happy baking...

Rosepetal Cottage House Giveaway!

Since you all know we're having a boy, I am not promoting and entering this contest for me... it's going to go to a very deserving, happy home (but I'll leave you guessing, as to who I have in mind). My chances of winning are slim anyway, but you never know, fingers crossed!!

So what are the details of this giveaway I speak about? The who, what, when and where??

All you really need to know is, the giveaway is being hosted by Kristin at An Ordinary Life. Go! Go check it out!! And enter.


Flip, for the Flip-Ultra

I know, I know... the Thor post is coming. I promise!

But first: Do any of you read The Full Mommy? It's a fun blog with honest product reviews, contests, and personal opinions/stories. They also just changed and updated their look, so it's all sleek and pretty!

To celebrate their upgraded new look, they are hosting a giveaway for a Flip Ultra video recorder. I soooo want one of these. With Thor due in January, there are years and years of video recording ahead of us.

So, head on over to check out The Full Mommy. See what they have going on, and if you are so inclined, enter the giveaway. Gift Certificate Deal

I just bought a few gift certificates as 'thank yous' and for christmas presents and wanted to share... offers $10 or $25 gift certificates to restaurants in your area for a fraction of the price. A $10 GC costs you $3. A $25 GC costs $10.

There are usually 'conditions', so read carefully before buying. For example, a restaurant may not allow the gift certificate to be used during their popular weekend brunch, or it excludes alcohol, etc. Nothing unreasonable.

BUT, right now (through Oct. 12), use code DISCOVER and get an extra 50% off. So your $25 GC only costs $5!! Yahoo!

So buy, and eat away. This deal is too good to pass up!

Are you wondering what's going on with Thor? ha, ha. Sorry. Yes, we are still pregnant and an update will be coming soon! Maybe even a pic (wink, wink).


Hullabaloo Boutique

Via a contest, I found Hullabaloo Boutique. Oh, my, goodness! It is some of the cutest little people clothes I've seen. Simple, with flair. I love it.

Check out these adorable pants!

Because they are celebrating their anniversary, the boutique wants to spread the joy! They are offering a $60 gift certificate to one lucky winner. If you have a little one, or friends with little ones, or a shower coming up... I encourage you to go check them out!

Click here to enter the contest.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


If you don't know what SKR stands for yet, man, oh, man... See Kai Run!

How I love these shoes. They are sooo cute! Great styles, for little feet. Who says our bambinos have to wear plain jane, when they can start showing some fun, funky, preppy, or sporty style in the first years? I love them.

And right now, at Does Mommy Love It?, they are hosting a giveaway for a SKR pair of your choice. Woo, hoo!

Be sure to enter. This soon-to-be-mommy definitely recommends it.



Babylegs, babylegs, how I love you, babylegs!! Ok, ok. I'm silly.

But seriously, BLs are one of the greatest ideas and mom inventions on the market. In my opinion.

And lucky us, the Pitter Patter Boutique is offering us the chance to win a pair! My fingers are crossed. My toes are crossed. My eyes would be crossed, but that would give me a headache. Hurry over, and enter yourself for a wonderful pair of babylegs.


Jack & Lily Shoes

And there's more. The same blog, Simple, is giving away your choice of Jack & Lily shoes. Hip, hip, hooray!

Hurry over, the contest ends on October 10th! Click here.

Bugaboo Shoes

I was reading lists of 'must haves' for our baby registry, and making my own list of to-buys for little Thor. One of the 'do not buy' items from Metropolitan Mama was shoes under the age of 1. Smart, because I hadn't thought through the fact that the kids aren't typically walking before then, and probably dont need real shoes yet. You can likely get away with socks or going barefoot!

However, once they hit 1... and start using those feet... they're going to need shoes!

So, head on over to the Simple blog, they're giving away a pair of really cute Bugaboo shoes in winners choice of style (from 3 options) and color. Yay! I chose the max in black. How about you?

xoxo, L

Monday, October 6, 2008

Joovy Stroller Giveaway

There have been a few stroller giveaways lately, it's wonderful! As much as I hope to win, if I don't, I always hope they go to a home that needs them.

Currently, The Giveaway blog is hosting a Joovy Kooper stroller giveaway.

I encourage you to RUN your fingers over the keyboard/mouse, don't walk, and enter! If not for yourself, for me. Ha, ha. I kid, mostly.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

7 Habits of Happy Kids

Have you guys heard of this book?

It was written by the son of Steven Covey, who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I find father-son writers fascinating (another good father-son collection of books to read are The Killer Angels, and Gods and Generals- they're about the civil war, and really good! Not my typical chick-lit and I loved them). Anyway, I digress.

The Integrated Mother (great blog!) wrote a great review and support of 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and makes me want to run out to buy it. Thor wont need it for a few years, but those of you with 3-5 year olds might love it now (if you buy it, tell me how you like it!). You may also see it at our Secret Santa event this year... he, he.



There are very few thing scarier to me than spiders... but I'm LOVING the mutsy spider.

And guess what, my friends? Sisters Amanda and Kristin are giving away a Mutsy Spider on their Sister Sister blog. Hooray!

Forget candy, we're in the big 'trick or treat' leagues now! Fingers crossed to win (for me or you, if you go enter).


Friday, October 3, 2008

250 Free Mommy Calling Cards

On PBP, they featured Vista Print, a company that offers free starter sets of various paper products.

Currently, under their FREE listings, are 'business cards'. They have lots of designs, and I found a couple I would definitely order once Thor arrives and we have an official name. You customize the card, so use them for business, or for mommy cards. They don't care.

As I clicked through, the only thing you pay for is the shipping (approx $5.50). 250 mom calling cards for $5.50, great deal!!

PBP also mentioned they give notecards and postcards away for free, but those aren't currently on offer.

Go check them out! Another thing getting me excited for Thor's arrival...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Contest at The Write Gal

The Write Gal is hosting a giveaway from the Appledonia Etsy shop. I know you guys have little rascals that could use a new t-shirt or onesie!

There are some really cute items in the shop, and you get to pick the size and style! Super generous.

Hurry though, the contest ends tomorrow - October 2.