Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway Event!

Fall In Love With Fluff - Valentine's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event
Are you ready to fall in love with fluff
and win $500 of cloth diapers and accessories?!

Welcome to the Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway Event hosted by Daily Mothering and Eco-Crazy Mom!  Over 100 blogs have come together to celebrate our love for fluff with this fabulous Valentine’s Day giveaway event! We are giving away a Cloth Diaper Prize Pack valued at over $500 to one lucky fluff loving winner!!


Fall In Love With Fluff is sponsored by Sandbox Lane and Kissed By The Moon!


Sandbox Lane

Sandbox Lane is your one stop shop for affordable & stylish eco-friendly baby products! This family-owned business is known and loved for their great selection of affordable cloth diapers and cloth diaper accessories with a wide variety of styles and brand names. They also carry a variety of stylish baby clothing and accessories, breastfeeding supplies, mama cloth, eco-friendly laundry products, swaddling blankets, toys and many other earth friendly products to help get your little one off to a great start. Be sure to check out the Sandbox Lane Blog, and follow them via Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for their Newsletter for information on sales, events, new products & much more! Free shipping is offered on all purchases over $30, and all orders under $30 ship for just $3. *Shipping is only offered within the US and Canada at this time.


Sandbox Lane is offering a special 10% off coupon code for giveaway participants during this event! Use code Fluffylove10off at checkout to receive your discount! Excludes Bumgenius, Grovia, Flip, and Econobum.


Prizes Sponsored by Sandbox Lane:
BumGenius Freetime One-Size AIO Diaper
(Snap closure, winner's choice of Print/Color)
BumGenius 4.0 One-Size Pocket Diaper
(Snap closure, Winner's choice of Print/Color)
Flip One-Size Cover & Stay-Dry Insert
(Snap closure, Winner's choice of Color)
Econobum Trial Pack: 1 One-Size Cover and 3 Prefolds
(Winner's choice of Color)
Fuzzibunz Elite One-Size Pocket Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color)
Charlie Banana One-Size Pocket Print Diaper
(Winner's choice of Print)
GroVia One-Size AIO Diaper
(Vanilla)
Sweet Pea One-Size Pocket Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color)
ones & twos One-Size AIO Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color)
Incredibum Bamboo One-Size Pocket Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color)
Incredibum Small Wetbag
(Winner's choice of Color)
Rockin' Green Hard Rock 2.0 Detergent
(45/90 Loads)
Rockin' Green Funk Rock
(9 oz.)
Incredibum Bamboo Wipes
(2 packs - 8 wipes total)
Sweet Pea Cotton Velour Wipes
(2 packs - 10 wipes total)
BabyLegs Leg Warmers
(Rainbow)


Kissed By The Moon

Kissed By The Moon was created out of a passion for cloth diapering and eco-friendly living. This mama-owned shop is a favorite of many.   Well known for their cloth diaper rental packages, kissed cash rewards program, user-friendly gift registry and awesome weekly specials. They offer a wide variety of new and pre-loved cloth diapers, cloth diaper accessories, laundry solutions and everything needed to make your cloth diapering experience a great success! Be sure to sign up for the Kissed By The Moon Newsletter and follow on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about sales, promotions, giveaways, and upcoming events. Shipping is always free for orders over $25 (US Only), and international shipping is available!


Kissed By The Moon is offering a special 10% off coupon code for giveaway participants during this special fluff event! Use code LOVEFLUFF at checkout to receive your discount on orders over $25! Excludes sale items, GroVia, Flip, and Bumgenius.


Prizes Sponsored by Kissed By The Moon:
Oh Katy One-Size Pocket Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color)
Rumparooz One-Size Pocket Print Diaper
(Winner's choice of Print and Closure)
Bummis Tot Bot Easy Fit One-Size AIO Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color/Print)
Green Line One-Size Cover
(Winner's choice of Print)
Green Line Soaker
(Bamboo/Cotton)
SoftBums Omni One-Size AI2/Pocket Diaper
(Aplix, Winner's choice of Color/Print)
SoftBums Snap-In Pod
(DryTouch)
itti bitti tutto One-Size AI2 Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color/Print)
Swaddlebees Simplex One-Size AIO Diaper
(Winner's choice of Color/Print)
Planet Wise Flannel Wipes
(Set of 10, winner's choice of Color)
Leslie's Boutique Pail Liner
(Winner's choice of Color/Print)
Rumparooz Print Wet Bag
(Winner's choice of Print)
Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering
(by Kelly Wels)
THiRSTiES Booty Luster
(4 oz.)
2 CJ’s BUTTer Samples
(1/2 oz. each)


And now for the giveaway!

ONE WINNER will receive this ENTIRE prize pack:
(most colors/prints will be winner's choice as listed above)
Fall In Love With Fluff $500 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack
This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on February 7th, 2011.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
If you have not yet signed in to the new Rafflecopter forms, use either your Facebook account OR your name and email address to sign in. Click "Do It" for instructions on how to complete each entry. There is no mandatory entry.
The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada* only.
*If a Canada winner is drawn, some prizes will be substituted with other products
or store credit of retailer's choice due to shipping restrictions on certain brands.

Krill Oil...Heart Health and more at your fingertips Review & G!veaway



I have never been a fan of taking a lot of medications, I don't even like taking something when I have a headache honestly however vitamins and supplements are a different story.  I am a huge believer in the power of preventative measures and I really feel better when I have taken my vitamins and supplements and my family has too.


My mom takes a lot of supplements and I know she uses fish oil, the size and smell of the pills she takes makes me cringe so I was a bit apprehensive when I was offered the opportunity to try Krill Oil but tried to be optimistic and open minded because I want to start healthier habits in 2012.


After reading the multiple benefits of these pure, effective, antioxidants I knew I wanted to try Everest Nutrition Krill Oil.  Delivering over 50% more Omega 3's to your body than regular fish oil is just the beginning of the long list of positive effects these supplements can have on your body.  Independent clinical data have shown that Krill Oil has the ability to: protect your heartlower your cholesterol, fight PMS symptoms, combat inflammation, optimize your brain's capabilities, and fight fine lines and wrinkles.  Arthritis runs in my family and I already have symptoms of it along with my husband's recent heart issues (he is still undergoing testing and trying to pinpoint a diagnosis) and heart problem family history we feel confident that Krill Oil is a must in our health regimen now.


After showing my mom the massive benefits of Krill Oil verses her fish oil supplements and a simple visual demonstration of size comparison and showing her my pills also have no nasty odor she tried to take them from me!  I definitely made a convert out of her and my husband has noticed a difference in his energy level in just a short amount of time.



I am excited to continue using this wonderful product and am going to start T-Bone on it as well, it is safe for children aged 6 and above to take 1 pill a day (half the adult dosage).  Have you used Krill Oil before? What benefits do you think can help you or your family?


Buy It:
You can purchase your own Krill Oil and even get a discount when purchasing more than one bottle!


Win It:
So who wants to win 2 bottles to get their health kick going?  You can right here!



Monday, January 30, 2012

Repost Review & NEW Giveaway! Zatswho!

This is a repost of the previous review I did on Zatswho however this is a *NEW* giveaway!

Zatswho, LLC

We were sent a set of Zatswho Soft Photo Recognition Flashcards with a blue carry tote.  Immediately Tates wanted to play with the soft colorful little frames.  For those that don't know Tates is 18 months old and hasn't spoken yet.  He just recently started babbling but that is still very minimal.  Our speech therapist has recommended that we take pictures of Tates favorite toys and foods/drinks so he can point to them to help him communicate with us while we continue to (learn ourselves) and teach him sign language.  These cards are so helpful!  I wish I had more so I could have enough of them to accomodate all the pictures we would like to help Tates to learn.


Tates looking through his tote


Blue Bag
Each flashcard game contains (6) six 4" x 6" differently colored soft flexible flashcards with Travel tote and game play instructions. Each flashcard has one end being unsealed to slip your photos in for personalization. Photos may be sealed into the fames if desired by removing peel away strips. The flip side of each soft card has one simple shape cut out that is repeated twice in each set to teach about shapes, matching and sequencing. Each soft card is a different color for teaching color.


Cards in tote next to beverage for size comparison

Super soft, and they hold up for teething too :)
Zatswho Photo Flashcard Set

The cards are very soft and easy for Tates to hold, he has trouble getting all the cards back in the bag and gets frustrated with trying to do so as the bag is just big enough to hold the cards and doesn't have a lot of wiggle room.  I like the wipe clean surface where the pictures are seen as anyone with a baby/toddler can attest to sticky stuff getting on things is a common event.  Although Tates has bent the cards and the clear surface area shows it a little the cards are still very functional.  I highly recommend these to any parent with a child that has a speech delay but also think they would be very helpful to any parent as they can help teach children colors and shapes.
Vibrant colors and shape recognition on the opposite side for additional learning
Mmmm yogurt!

Great way to aid in communication with your child that doesn't speak,  what does  baby want to drink or eat?

Mompact is hosting a giveaway and you can enter right here!  Win your own set of Zatswho photo recognition cards and an i like book! Giveaway ends February 5, 2012.  Enter below!Good Luck!


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Taking Control of Your Period

Through our ongoing journey of 'going green' I have found that the more chemicals we get rid of the better off we are.  This has shown true in all aspects of our life from our household cleaners to food and most recently physical and mental health.  I am trying to be healthier and more green in every aspect of our lives.


I have shared before that I recently started using the Instead Softcup as a more natural menstrual option; even the most natural tampons are subject to a bleaching process whereas the Softcup is hypoallergenic, and made from non-irritating materials and is latex free. That definitely gives me piece of mind, making me feel better about my choice. Now how can I manage my PMS symptoms more naturally?


Some common PMS Symptoms are:
  • Bloating
  • Depression
  • Food Cravings
  • Cramping/Pain
  • Fatigue
First I think that it should be a priority to take it a bit easy when you are on your period, don't overexert yourself  (in general not only when during this time of the month) and know your own limitations.  Make sure and stick to your regular routines within reason including your workout schedule.  You might feel sluggish and tired (fatigue) however don't skip your regular exercise, even a brisk walk will actually boosts your energy level and improve sleep which in turn will help alleviate fatigue in the future.  Regular exercise is proven to boost your mood therefore reducing the chance of depression too. Softcup is great for any type of workout regimen too!  Check out how I use Softcup when I exercise!


I am very interested in starting to take vitamins and supplements along with a better diet and after a lot of research my curiosity has just increased.  There are several PMS symptoms that are reduced with simple vitamin and food choices.  Calcium is said to cut PMS symptoms in half!  And avoiding fatty foods and alcohol can curb fatigue and bloating (which might help with cramping and pain).  Eating a well balanced diet alleviates many cravings not only during your period but all month long.


By simply taking care of yourself you can make your monthly menstrual symptoms decrease and increase your energy at the same time.  Who knew going green and making more natural choices makes for not only a better planet but a better YOU!


Make sure you connect with Instead Softcup on Facebook and Twitter for PMS support and green living solutions!

A Blogtastic Extravaganza 3 is HERE! #ABE3

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Welcome to A Blogtastic Extravaganza 3!

Eco Baby Mama Drama has the most wonderful package supplied by the most fabulous sponsors!  One lucky winner is going to take home the ultimate "On The Go Baby" prize package of their dreams!  I have gathered the essentials for any mama and baby on the go and put them all together in one spectacular prize package!  Each item has been tested by us and I'll give you a full report about each item included in this package. Be sure to check back daily for my thoughts on these products, as I'll be posting at least one review daily during this event! Here is what is up for grabs!










Baby Trend is sponsoring their NEW Trendz Fast Back 3-in-1 Car Seat in Granite, just released on Christmas Day 2011!  

Kokopax is sponsoring one of their fabulous Samantha Diaper Tote, with such gorgeous prints available you will want one of each!  


Earth Monkeys is sponsoring a complete set of Earth Monkey Gear which includes a bib, paci-pack and port-pad, these are perfect for the diaper bag, we take them everywhere!

Painted Owl is sponsoring a gift certificate to cover the cost of one of their 100% organic cotton children's t-shirts of your choice.  


Project Pomona is sponsoring a pair of their all new Sprout Pants (embroidery not included).  Perfect for your growing little one and paired with the t-shirt above for a change of clothes in the diaper bag!  


Red Barn Cloth Diapers is sponsoring one of her handmade one sized fitted cloth diapers in your choice of available print!  Every mom knows you need to have one of your favorite diapers in your bag.


Red Charlotte is sponsoring a regular stuff sack OR regular sucking pads of your choice.  These are perfect for any babywearing mama on the go and essential when out and about with your little one.  






Zoobies is sponsoring any regular Blanket Pet or Blankie Babies animal of your choice, great to have a familiar friend with a built in blanket on hand at all times.  
Splendipity is sponsoring a $40 gift certificate to shop online to purchase whatever you would like to help your on the go package complete (onesies excluded).  
Babiators is sponsoring your choice of children's sunglasses, every child needs to look good while out and about and have UVA and UVB protection.  
Pipila is sponsoring your choice of any color UV pacifier sterilizer.  This revolutionary mom must have is the perfectly sized for tossing in your diaper bag.  

Simply Fun is sponsoring a wonderful assortment of games to keep you and baby entertained while travelling or just running errands for the day.  Keeping baby happy while out can be a challenge but not with all these awesome activities! 



That is one fabulous prize package totaling over $650 worth of On The Go Baby essentials!  Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below and make sure you are thorough, all entries are verified.  One winner will receive this prize package, USA only please.  After you enter here hop on over to the other blogs and enter!  Good Luck!



Saturday, January 28, 2012

250 Die-Cut UPrinting Business Cards G!veaway


UPrinting.com is a wonderful online tool for your advertising needs offering flyers, posters, magnets, calendars, labels and business cards and so much more!  Whether you choose to use the pre-loaded templates or upload your own design the personalization options are endless.




Buy It:
UPrinting.com has you covered when it comes to high quality professionally printed items and offer live chat assistance and phone support if you need help!


Win It:
What can you win?


250 Die-cut Business Cards 
  • ANY Die-cut Shape
  • Front print OR Both sides~you choose!
  • 14pt Cardstock Gloss , Matte or High Gloss (UV), OR 13pt Cardstock Uncoated 
  • 6 Business Days Turnaround time 
  • Free US shipping only

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Project Pomona Review & Sponsor Spotlight #ABE3


One of the first challenges any cloth diapering mama comes across is clothing.  It can be very difficult to find anything to fit your babies fluffy bum correctly....if it fits over the cloth diaper it is more than likely too big everywhere else and if you find the perfect waist and length it probably won't stretch enough to get over the padded tush.  If you see many pictures of Tates you will notice that he wears 'sweats' a lot because they are stretchy and pretty much the only kind of pants we have for him however they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to being fashionable.  I think every mom (especially cloth diapering mamas) likes having their baby dress cute (cloth is the cutest!) so this is an ongoing struggle for fluff loving mamas....until now!
I am more than thrilled to share with you all my latest fashion find; that is you guessed it: cloth diaper friendly!  Project Pomona is a company started by a fellow cloth diapering mama named Meghan after running into the same problems I talked about she decided she was going to design her own pants. These fashionable pants are designed to accommodate not only the struggles we cloth diapering moms deal with but also the frustrations all moms encounter with our kids quickly outgrowing everything.
We received the Sprout Pant in Denim/Wood and were pleasantly surprised when they arrived with a coordinating frog embroidered (available in green or tan) on the right leg.  The large frog adds a fun friend for kids.  I couldn't wait to get these on Tates!  I didn't even wash them I simply had to get them on him to see how they fit.  
The playful accent fabric matched the stitching on the pants and the snaps (more on that in a bit) making these pants an instant conversation piece that other moms are sure to ask you about.
The back of these cloth diaper friendly pants offers extra room and an elastic waist, the elastic is super stretchy and doesn't pinch at all but hugs gently.
The front of these pants is unique to anything I have ever seen.  The front panel folds down and allows for easy on and off dressing for frequent diaper changes and are super adjustable with 4 different snap sizes on each of the belly panels.  
The belly panels are actually more like flaps (where conventional denim pants have pockets) that tuck downward almost at a slant to allow the smallest setting on the pants to not have bunching at babies belly.
Tates is on the smallest setting of  the size three pants we were sent and the pants lay absolutely flat and there are no gaps, bunching or extra material sticking out anywhere.
Currently available in three sizes:
Size
Inseam (inches)*
Front RiseBack Rise
Size One (3-9mo)
6-9"
6"9.75"
Size Two(9-18mo)
8.5-11.5"
6"10"
Size Three (18mo-2T)
10.5-13.5
6.5"10.5"

*First inseam is leg cuff rolled up; second is leg fully extended
These are just a few of the adorable accent fabrics!


Tates is very comfortable in these pants as you can see he is rolling all around the house!

The denim is made of 98% cotton making them super soft and stretchy, seriously you just have to have a pair in your hands to understand how fabulous they are! 
 Both sitting and standing with the leg cuff rolled up these pants fit fabulously, Tates is 23 1/2 months old and weighs almost 30 pounds.  I really think these might even fit him next winter because of the wide range sizing.
 I absolutely ADORE these pants and want to get more!  I definitely want to have several more of the accent prints and corduroys (100% cotton) too!  What is your favorite pair of Sprout pants?


Buy It:
You can purchase your very own MUST HAVE pants by contacting Meghan via email:  orders@projectpomona.com.  Check out the Pomona Project Facebook page for a special discount right now in honor of A Blogtastic Extravaganza 3! I know I am gonna snag a pair while I can get them on sale!


Win It:
One super duper lucky winner is going to get their very own Project Pomona Sprout Pants in their choice of size and color (embroidery not included but available for purchase) in the A Blogtastic Extravaganza prize package!  Go enter to win now!