Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Welcome to the Gearing Up for Baby Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes.
This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for a child ages 0-12 months. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other 30+ blogs and see what they have to offer for you and your little one! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner.
Also be sure to check out the Grand Prize featured on Mama's Baby Cupcakes blog. The grand prize is sponsored by Halo, Tiny Love, and The Pecking Order for a total value of just over $200 in prizes.
Here at Mama's Baby Cupcakes we're giving away a Kolcraft ® Preferred Position™ 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleeper. Since Lakeon just had her baby boy, this was a perfect time for her to review the bassinet. While it's still in the mail on its way for review, we've decided to go ahead and do the giveaway as a part of this fun baby event that was also thought of because of Lakeon's new bundle of joy!
Welcome to the Gearing Up for Baby Grand Prize! We have three great sponsors for this prize totaling just over $200 from Halo, Tiny Love, and The Pecking Order! Read about each company below and then enter to win all the prizes you see!
HALO SleepSack® wearable blankets are the trusted choice for hospitals and parents alike. 1,000 hospital nurseries are using HALO SleepSack Swaddles instead of blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. HALO founder, Bill Schmid, began researching sleeping environments after he and his wife lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1991. Since 1994, he and his company have worked to develop products that encourage healthier and safer sleeping as well as bring peace of mind to parents. HALO SleepSack Swaddles have also been deemed 'hip healthy' by International Hip Dysplasia Institute, as well as the new HALO SwaddleChange being awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) award.
I've personally been given a HALO SleepSack with each of my children in the hospital, and while some do not allow you to take them home, I'm so glad our's do because they were used until they grew out of them. You can also read Heather's latest review and her thoughts on the HALO Sleep Sack.
Tiny Love is a multiple award-winning global toy and baby product manufacturer which was founded in 1991 by Shoshi and Isaac Oren, entrepreneurs who had built the largest chain of baby supplies and toy stores in Israel. They began branching out into the field of developmental toys by focusing on creating toys and accessories to promote and maximize baby’s development from birth through 12 months. Today their products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide.
We have many of Tiny Love's products and I love them all! With items like bouncers, mobiles, floor mats, stroller arches, and small toys, you're able to find something for each stage of development for your child. Items can come in gender neutral or pretty pink with their Princess Collection!
Zoey’s Attic officially launched in November 2006 by creator and owner Erin Delanty. The inspiration for the website came shortly after the birth of their first child. Once they decided to grow their family it was a no brainer to have the store where families could come and get personalized items for children of any age!
I first heard about The Pecking Order shortly before giving birth to our third daughter in February 2012. We got sibling shirts and they're very special to my heart. Ever since then we've used Erin's help in celebrating holidays and birthdays, as well as other events like my co-blogger Lakeon announcing her pregnancy to her family, and then we'll be using a set of shirts from her Etsy store for our gender reveal party with the bundle I'm carrying now! That also means a new set of sibling shirts once we find out the gender!
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Thank you Something About Silver for the necklace to help with this review
Something About Silver was started in 2008 in Florida. All their jewelry is hand stamped, customized to each order, and they can even help make that perfect special gift for your loved one.
While looking through the selection of necklaces that this company creates, I couldn't help but to think what beautiful gifts these would make. This company has a wide selection to choose from and so many different styles to fit the liking of anyone. I had a hard time choosing which necklace to review because they are all simply gorgeous. I especially love how each customer is able to personalize everything about their necklace from the chain type and length to the birthstone shapes.
Upon receiving my package from Something about Silver in the mail, I was very impressed with the packaging. From the beautiful bow on top to the precious little baggy inside that held my necklace, I felt like this company took the time to make sure their product was delivered to their customer safely yet attractively. I found that the business card that includes care instructions was very helpful.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Welcome to week 12 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.
I don't know if the story behind this tattoo is true, but its neat so I thought it would be cute to share on here!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Blog with Mom and Mommy's Favorite Things are super excited to bring you this giveaway opportunity. Below you'll find an entry form for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to the ClothingShopOnline.com store. With cheap prices, you're sure to find several outfits for the whole family with the $100! Check it out below and you can see a full review on Blog with Mom's blog.
ClothingShopOnline.com sells t-shirts, hoodies and outerwear for the whole family. They sell clothes directly to you and skip the stores (middle men) so they can sell you items at better prices, like 20%-75% lower! FREE shipping on orders over $75 means you can save even more!
They carry name brands as well like alo, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Lee and more! And their site is really easy to navigate as well. You can shop by category, brand, Top Sellers and more!
ClothingShopOnline sells items for the whole family. They have some wonderful sections to choose from like Tie Dye and uniforms. They also carry dog wear too, so literally ever member of your family is covered.
I just love their selection and that they truly have 1 of everything. They even carry accessories like socks, hats, sports bras and loungewear. If you need an item for your family, ClothingShopOnline is sure to have it.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
March 28-- I'm at 1 cm dilated, cervix still is thick.
April 4-- Still at 1cm. I had an ultrasound. Brantley is head down and 7lbs 7oz. The hospital won't allow me to have a vbac, so I'm scheduled for a csection the 12th.
Food cravings: Sweets, sweets and more sweets. BRING ON THE CUPCAKES.
Symptoms: I've had a few days where I've had contractions all day long and other days I have a few throughout the day. It seems like when I'm on my feet and busy, contractions stop and when I'm resting and still, I have constant contractions. Still have pinching in the cervix everyday. Last week he was moving so much but this week he moves every now and then.
Weight gain: I've gained 35 pounds.
Measurements: (before pregnancy while standing up, it was 32 inches)
(while lying down)Below the navel- 45 inches.
(while lying down)Above the navel- 44 inches.
Sleep: I really miss sleeping on my tummy. It also sucks how every time I roll over, I get a sudden urge to pee.
What I've been up to the past 2 weeks: I've been trying to stay on my feet and active. We have everything in it's place and ready for Mr. Brantley to make his arrival. I can't believe I'll have my baby in FIVE DAYS!!!
This is my last pregnancy update and I've enjoyed blogging about everything. Thank you to everyone that kept up with my journey with me. Also, CONGRATS to Michelle on recently becoming pregnant with baby #4!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thank you Jack & Lily for the shoes to help with this review
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.
While I have "Spring" in the title, I got these shoes at the end of January. I had wanted some cute shoes for Macyn that could go with just about any outfit and I had that "Mary Jane" type shoe in my head. When Macyn first got these shoes she wasn't walking yet so I didn't want to mess with tennis shoes. I wanted something cute and easy to slip on her feet, but at the same time I wanted to know she would be comfortable.
I fell in love with both pair of shoes you see above, and am so lucky that Jack and Lily happily agreed to send BOTH for review! I had a pair of their adorable leopard boots that I posted about in November and after a while I had a hard time getting them on her even though I knew they should have still fit, so I decided more simple shoes would be faster, easier, and she'd still look super cute.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Welcome to week 11 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.
Toward the beginning of March Fairhaven Health emailed me about their Ibasal thermometer and its benefits in use. I thought this would be a great idea to use for Natural Family Planning since my husband and I didn't want to use other options to prevent pregnancy.
March 16 I was talking to my husband about how it was on its way in the mail and how I would use it and what its for and he suddenly changed his mind. For some reason he was totally fine with the thought of a 4th child. This was something we'd discussed MANY times since Macyn was born in February 2012 and he always said he was content and happy with three little girls and our house was full.
While I'll post a full review of the Ibasal thermometer soon, I'm happy to announce that on March 30, 2013 I got a nice surprise after noticing a spike in my temperature.....
Monday, April 1, 2013
Welcome to the Showered With Love Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that over 50 bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own - a virtual Baby Shower! The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of chances and time to enter all of the great giveaways!
Be sure to hop around to each blogger in the linky under my giveaway, as well as check out the fabulous Baby Shower Grand Prize, including a Boba Wrap, Red Charlotte Doll Carrier, a $50 GC to Walls Need Love, AND 6 pocket cloth diapers from Little Monsters - worth over $300!
Offering imaginative wall stickers, stencils and canvas for kid spaces. We are a growing Mom & Pop operation. Michael and Stephanie Goins own and operate the business in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The idea for the company was born after Michael hand-painted a mural in their older son’s new room. We knew that other parents would really enjoy doing this, but most lack the artistic training and/or confidence. So we decided to design products that would allow all parents (even the artistically challenged) to create wall murals themselves.
My Wonderful Walls has graciously allowed me to run a $100 Gift Card giveaway for this event! With so many great items to choose from, I thought they would be the PERFECT sponsor for this baby shower themed hop.
Whether you're looking for a classic style like clouds or a modern style like paisley, My Wonderful Walls has got you covered!