Friday, November 30, 2012

Smush Tush Diapers {Sponsor Spotlight} #fluffyxmas

Smush Tush Cloth Diapers is an Etsy shop ran by a mother that makes diapers and covers!

Isn't this cupcake diaper ADORABLE? I've followed Smush Tush and had my eye on this diaper for months, so I was excited to get to work together for this event!

All Smush Tush Diapers have PUL waterproof fabric and minky lining the inside. The diapers come in aplix or snaps and fit average of 10lbs to potty training. The legs and pockets are triple stitched to guarantee long wear and tear and she takes the time to reinforce the snaps to also ensure durability. 

While at times there isn't a lot on her Etsy page, you can see her "Sold Diapers" album on Facebook which shows a big variety of what is offered at different points in time. 

Cupcake Covers Review {Sponsor Spotlight} #fluffyxmas

About Cupcake Covers from their FB page:
My name is Shannon. Cupcake Covers carries a variety of Eco Friend Products. We started back in to 2011 shortly after my first daughter was born. I began making nursing covers and sold a few here and there to local friends and family member’s. It wasn't until recently (May 2012) that I decided that I wanted to do more with Cupcake Covers. I wanted to take it more seriously and products items on a larger scale-- However I knew I couldn't do that with just "nursing covers." 

While Cupcake Covers offers a variety of products, I knew I wanted to try her cloth wipes because they can be used in so many different ways. 

Cloth wipes are a favorite around here for sure. I have others and they've been used with cloth diapers as baby wipes, another set used for wiping off hands and faces after meals, and now this set I decided to use with bathing baby Macyn. 

Zookiescrafts {Sponsor Spotlight} #FluffyXmas

About Michele as told on her Etsy page:
I am a stay-at-home mom of two little Zooks. I was an elementary school teacher prior to having children and knew that I wanted to stay home with them for a bit. What I didn't know was how much I would love being at home, so I was searching for something that I could do in my comfy pj's. We used cloth diapers, so the idea to make my own was developed. In my spare time, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, sewing ( especially searching for fabric), and playing with a local community band.

Zookiescrafts has expanded a lot since we first worked together almost a year ago. I reviewed a One Size Cover for McKenzie in January and I was hooked! At the time McKenzie needed covers and prefolds for night time so I was interested in working together in hopes of finding great covers that would last and do their job correctly so she would wake up dry in the morning!

Zookiescrafts website features many One Size and Fitted cloth diaper covers.  You can choose velcro or snaps, hip snaps, panels for the prefold to sit in, One Size or Fitted, and a huge selection of fabric that's always growing!

Extra small: 13" rise (7-10lbs)
Small: 15" rise (10-15lbs.)
Medium: 17" rise (15-25lbs.)
Large: 19" rise (25+lbs)
OS: 13-19" rise (10-35lbs.)

Smarti Pants {Sponsor Spotlight} #FluffyXmas

Smartipants was the vision of a mommy of four who was constantly looking for an economical, yet easy to use cloth diapering system. Jessica was also the inventor of the first ever one size fits all pocket diaper called Wonderoos.

Smarti Pants is a One Size Pocket Diaper that is suggested for babies 7-35lbs. They were the first diaper to have the insert come out in the wash, and many have since followed. Since it comes out in the wash, that means no dirty hands with the need to have to pull each insert out before washing can happen. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Formula Free Review & 15% Discount Code

Formula Free clothing celebrates breastfeeding and encourages the  promotion of breastfeeding.  Be proud to display the fact that your baby is Formula Free; it is an amazing accomplishment for any amount of time!

I'm proud to say that Macyn and I have been breastfeeding for almost 10 months (Dec 7) and I couldn't be more proud of us. Since Macyn is our third child I've learned and grown as a parent and knew whole heartily that I wanted to breastfeed for a long time. 

Our first two children were briefly breastfed and I now have guilt about that. Doing research and having support in your rough times makes all the difference and I proudly wanted to show off that we can do something that's natural. 

Formula Free is a fun website to to look around because they have so many cute items and good selections to choose from. No one should be ashamed to breastfeed and Formula Free has come up with a fun way to show the world how proud we are of our accomplishments!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop #12DaysGifts

Welcome to 12 Days of Gifts Galore hosted by Tales from the Nursery and myself, Mama's Baby Cupcakes. We've teamed up with over 50 other blogs to help with gift ideas for Christmas! We hope you enjoy what all the blogs have to offer and good luck to all!

I'm offering a package from Tiny Love and their amazing baby products! I've worked with them multiple times and enjoy their great quality and fun toys!

These Gymini bouncers retail for $55 and are recommended for ages 0-12 months. The bars easily move to different positions and with the hanging toys, you're bound to have some fun. I reviewed this bouncer over the summer and I loved it!

These beauties are the Gymini Move and Play playmats. They retail for $75 and are recommended for ages 0-12 months. The bar is adjustable so you can move it lower to the floor to help with tummy time and then move it back up to the top for normal play. Once your child is older, the bars can unsnap and it can be used as a normal floor mat. I've also reviewed the Princess Play Mat and used it for months. 

These cute little dogs are known as the Walk Along Fiona/Fred toys. They retail for $25 and are recommended for 6-18+ months. Since they're on wheels your baby can crawl behind as it barks and walks along. The accordion middle means you can flex them to even walk in a circle if you choose. 

Winner's choice of pink or neutral items. 
Open to US/CA 
Retail Value: $155

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holly Jolly Jubilee Giveaway Hop #HJJubilee12

Thank you for visiting my blog as you travel down the list for the Holly Jolly Jubilee Hop! 

My giveaway up for grabs is a pair of shoes from Jack and Lily

Jack and Lily is based in British Columbia, and currently is being sold in 24 countries. They offer sizes 0-30 months in shoes, boots, and originals. To ensure the correct size, they offer a printable size chart to compare to your baby's foot! 

To learn more about this company, you can read my review of these cute leopard boots shown below!

Enter below for your chance to win!
Open to US & Canada

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jack & Lily Shoes Review *Sponsor Spotlight*

Jack & Lily is a shoe company for babies and toddlers based in British Columbia. They're currently sold in 24 countries and carry sizes 0-30 months in shoes and boots. 

When I saw these leopard boots, I fell in love and immediately emailed Jack & Lily about a review.  I decided to get the 6-12 months because I wanted them to fit all winter long, however I should have measured her tiny little feet because they're technically too big. 

These boots are made of a handcrafted breathable leather, durable rubber sole, and faux fur lining. Velcro on each side of the ankles ensures you can easily get the foot in and out as well as a nice snug fit around the leg. I really like that this sole can be used outdoors as well as indoors because if she starts walking before she outgrows the boots then I don't have to worry about tearing them up from the outside elements. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lakeon's Pregnancy Journal: Week 18

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Doctor Appointments:
Nov.15-- Baby's heartbeat was 163, the nurse had trouble finding the heartbeat at first but finally found it. Baby is still closer to my spine.

Nov. 27-- NEXT APPOINTMENT! Gender ultrasound!!!
Food cravings: 

Dr. pepper is still my number one craving. Salt and vinegar chips is a close second. I recently tried the cherry limeade at sonic and I constantly want those now.

Symptoms: I still feel baby moving around a couple times a day. It jumps as if it's startled every time my daughter yells. I don't feel as much movement as other women on their second pregnancy since baby is at my back, so when I'm sitting down is when I feel movement.

Weight gain:

I'm now at 9 pounds more than pre-pregnancy weight.

Sleep: I've been getting up once a night to use the restroom, I sleep just fine. When I lay on my tummy, I can tell baby gets uncomfortable and doesn't have room so I've been sleeping on my sides more.

Dreams: I've had a dream twice that baby was a boy, once that baby was a girl.

Chloe's thoughts: Chloe went with me to the last appointment (along with my mom and sister since my husband had to work) and Chloe was very excited! She kept reassuring me that I'll be okay and the doctor would take care of it. It was adorable how concerned she was. She listened to the baby's heartbeat and the nurse asked her if she wanted a brother or sister. She said she wanted a sister, but the baby is a boy. Even though we aren't sure of the gender yet.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hop Along Friday 11/16

Welcome to the Hop Along Friday! We want our hop to include everyone so it is a social hop! There are tons of ways to follow blogs such as Google+, Networked Blogs, Facebook, twitter and various other options. We want everyone to link up!

Here is what we would love for you to do. Please link up your blog and at the end of it, leave how you would like to be followed.

Example: Chubby Cheeks Thinks *Google+"

Monday, November 12, 2012

TLC Woodcrafters: Personalized Name Puzzle Review & Giveaway 12/6

Located in Anson Maine, TLC Woodcrafters provides on-line marketing for the finest wood craftsmen and craft painters in our local area. Established in 1962 we specialize in quality hand made wooden children's gifts.

Monday, November 5, 2012 review & giveaway 11/19 provides quality bulk candy at wholesale prices. We have a wide selection of candy from across the world, and we want to share it with you. Our mission is to provide individuals and businesses with high quality bulk candy at the lowest wholesale prices possible. Though we specialize in providing candy for events like weddings and corporate functions, we offer the same bulk discounted prices to the general public. Nothing is more fulfilling to us than putting a smile on the faces of children and adults alike.
We are just a couple of regular guys that love candy. I guess, if you are on this site, you must love candy too.

With Madison's Candyland themed birthday party came the task of finding candy! I wanted to find good selections in bulk, but didn't want to pay a lot like our local candy store had them priced, and I found! After they agreed to a review value of $50, I had the task of choosing from their big selection. 

I'm not kidding when I say that it took about two days for me to decide. They carry such a variety of candies in all different shapes and colors, and I just couldn't decide what would be best. After much debate and going back and forth in my own mind, I settled on the above candies.

I made my selections about three weeks before her party so I knew I would need something that could sit and not go bad in that time, as well as still be just as fresh as if I bought them the day of her party. Candy that has zip locks seemed to be the obvious choice to ensure everything stayed as fresh as possible up until her party and after.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lakeon's Pregnancy Journal: Week 16

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Doctor Appointments:


Food cravings: 

Dr. Pepper is my weakness, even though It's bad for the baby and I. Weird, I didn't like Dr. pepper before pregnancy. Also, salt and vinegar chips. Yum!!

Symptoms: Baby has been moving a little more than usual.

Weight gain:

I'm now at 8 pounds more than pre-pregnancy weight. Although, I did get weighed after eating a huge plate of food.

Gender prediction tests: 

Baking soda (at 15w)-[BOY] 

My thoughts on gender: I have a strong feeling this baby is a girl. I would REALLY love to have a little boy, but I would be just as happy with another baby girl.

Sleep: I sleep just fine and I even go most nights without having to go to the bathroom. 

Chloe's thoughts: This week Chloe said she would be happy if the baby is a boy, and now she thinks baby is a boy. She's been getting on to me anytime I carry laundry or anything heavy and tells me I have to put it down or It'll hurt baby. I'm glad she's being thoughtful.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Three Lollies Review & Giveaway 11/16

About Three Lollies (borrowed from their website)

"Casual name, great product!" It's a good thing that we have a sense of humor! Yes, many people believe that our products named "Preggie Pops" & "Queasy Pops" could not possibly come from a serious background. Believe it or not, "Preggie Pops" & "Queasy Pops" were conceived and developed by health care professionals! In our line of work, we are daily witnesses to how debilitating nausea can be. We also came to realize that not every nausea remedy works for every person or situation, and that many people would prefer not to take a prescription if they can avoid it. We found that a lot of our patients wanted something "natural".

The day I checked the mail and got these, I wasn't expecting them to be shipped to me so fast! Just in time too, the next morning I had a queasy tummy. I tried the sour tangerine and was actually surprised that my queasiness slowly went away. A few days later I tried the Preggie Pop Drops Plus and again, the Sour Lemon really helped me to feel so much better! Over the past month or so I've been able to try all 7 flavors of the Preggie Pops and both flavors of the Preggie Pop Drops Plus and the only one I didn't like was the Ginger flavor. I wasn't a fan of ginger before so if you like ginger flavored foods, you'll like the ginger pop.