Canon Rebel t3 or $400 Amazon Gift Card {Giveaway}

As a mom, blogger and crafter having a good camera is key for those perfect moments you want to capture forever. I have an Canon and it has been a great learner and taken some amazing photos.

I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to share this giveaway with all of you an opportunity to win your very own Canon Rebel t3 or an Amazon gift card worth $400.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 and older.
Giveaway will run from February 24 – March 3, 2014.
One winner will be chosen to receive their choice between a Canon Rebel t3 or a $400 Amazon Gift Card.
Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner may be chosen.

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What’s In your Purse? {GIveaway}

Who’s in the mood to win a few fabulous prizes just in time for Valentine’s Day?!? A fellow blogging buddy, Heather over at Sugar N’ Spice, rounded up a group of local bloggers together to host a giveaway fit for a queen.

Before we get to the giveaway details, take a minute to get to know the hosts. Trust me, this is an amazing bunch of women and bloggers each with their own spin on life and motherhood.

Heather  |  Mary  |  Britni  |  Dawn  |  Krista  |  Mindi

Now that you have gotten to know the hosts a little better, who wants to win some free stuff? By following the hosts along you can earn up to 105 entries and chances to win!

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2014 Joovy ResolutionsX2 – $600 Giveaway

One of my favorite things about the new year is being able to come up with fresh resolutions. I worked on ours for a good two weeks and ended up with a list of the most important and tangible things for the year which you can read more about here
I know it’s sometimes hard to find a starting point which can make the process a little overwhelming. Sometimes the best place to start is to look at what others have come up with. That is why the amazing folks over at Joovy have decided to share their resolutions for the year!
But wait, that is not all they are doing. Joovy is always giving one lucky reader $600 to spend at Joovy.com to help them achieve some of their resolutions! 

Don’t we all need another shot at setting realistic resolutions? We’ll suggest some ‘no fail’ resolutions that are easy to inject into your daily routine….. Winner will receive $600 to spend at Joovy.

Giveaway ends January 27th!

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Amber For Babies Review & Giveaway

Forget the midnight feedings, diaper explosions and transitioning to the crib… In this house teething has been one of the hardest milestones so far. Even though Parker has been taking it like a champ, I can tell he is in pain. I usually get the hint a new tooth is coming in when there is a difference in sleep pattern, increased attachment, occasional fever and a whole lot of drool.
Since I try to stay away from medications when possible, there wasn’t really much that we did in the beginning. Just lots of cuddles, cold teethers and frozen wash cloths. When I started hearing about Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces around the mommy circle, I was certainly intrigued. Shortly after, I was asked by Amber For Babies to do a review of one of their Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces. Although Parker has a fair amount of teeth at this point, I still saw value in giving it a try especially with those pesky molars coming in.
What is Baltic Amber?
Baltic Amber is fossilized sap found in ancient trees surrounding the Baltic Sea 25-50 million years ago.

What are the benefits?
Baltic Amber has been used for centuries for it’s natural healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed that when the Amber comes in contact with the skin it can help reduce pain, drooling and irritability in a teething baby. Some have claimed it has also help with eczema, aid in organ repair, help memory and relieve abdomen pain.

Are they safe?
As with anything baby related, these necklaces are safe when used properly in the correct situations. Necklaces should not be worn when unsupervised especially during sleep time. The also shouldn’t be long enough to reach the mouth. The homeopathic benefits of Baltic Amber necklaces are from contact with the skin and are not meant to be chewed. Only use when you are close and can monitor this. Any parent knows that accidents do happen. With the Baltic Amber Necklaces made by Amber For Babies, there is no need to panic if the necklace breaks because the string is knotted between every bead.

Product Information.
Baltic Amber Necklaces are lightweight and almost undetectable when worn. They run about 11.5 – 12 inches long, come in a variety of colors and can be purchased polished or raw. Most importantly, they are unisex and it’s perfectly acceptable for boys to wear them! Amber For Babies understands that every minute matters while teething that is why they provide fast service and ship via USPS Priority Mail and offer same day shipping on orders made before 2:00pm EST.

I proudly wear the crunchy momma name tag while cloth diapering, shopping at the local farmers markets and buying toys made in the US from recycled materials. After doing more research on what Baltic Amber necklaces really are I realized that they are right up my alley. I love the story behind the origin of Baltic Amber and the ways it’s been used to naturally heal over centuries. My philosophy with natural healing is that if there is no risk, why not try it.

Parker has been wearing his for just about a month a few hours each day during supervised active play. I have seen a decrease in irritability and discomfort in his demeanor when he has it on. He could tell it was there and played with it a little in the beginning. Now he tilts his head forward to make it easier to secure and doesn’t bother it at all. I actually wonder if he realizes it makes him feel better which is why he doesn’t bother it.



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It is important that you purchase a genuine necklace made of Baltic Amber. Amber For Babies is currently running a 20% sale on all of their Baltic Amber jewelry in the month of January. Choose from a variety of colors and types here!

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KIDZ BOP Christmas #Giveaway

When I became a Mom I thought I would have to say goodbye to my music in the car. Luckily for me, when I was attending a blogging conference in Chicago this past summer, I was introduced to KIDZ BOP music. The KIDZ BOP kids take current popular songs and recreate them for a young audience. Parker loves when I sing along to a song, especially when it has a beat! We LOVE our KIDZ BOP 24 and jam to it in the car all the time, especially Thrift Store since we are constantly scoping out crazy finds there 🙂

There are so many things I love about Christmas. The shopping for the perfect gift, time with family, decorating, baking and especially the music. It just gets me in such a great mood and really excited about the holidays. I love traditional songs that current artists sing with their own unique style.

You can imagine my excitement when I received the KIDZ BOP Christmas album in the mail to review. It really got me into the holiday spirit and was perfect to listen to while decorating and baking. Parker must have been watching me closely because he started shaking his butt and swaying his head!

The KIDZ BOP Christmas album showcases some classic Christmas songs including:

All I Want For Christmas Is You  |  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  |  Up On The Housetop Winter Wonderland  |  Must Be Santa  |  Silver Bells  |  Mistletoe And Holly
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year  |  Christmas Wrapping  |  I Saw Three Ships
The 12 Days Of Christmas  |  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer  |  Jingle Bell Rock
Go Christmas  |  Auld Land Syne

It’s tough to pick my favorite but if I had to choose it would probably be All I Want For Christmas Is You. Rob just got back from deployment yesterday and having my family whole again is the greatest gift ever.

Check out some of their other catchy collections here! Keep up on the latest KIDZ BOP news by following on FacebookTwitter and YouTube! Even as an adult I love their videos and that they will be appropriate for Parker to watch as he gets older!


More about KIDZ BOP:
KIDZ BOP is more than just music, they are a social network and video site for kids. Through close moderation the KIDZ BOP website provides a, “safe environment where kids can make and upload their own photos and videos, create their own webshows and fan pages, enter contests, play games and listen to music just for kids.” You can check out more on how they keep KIDZ BOP safe here.

You can buy a copy of the KIDZ BOP Christmas album for $11.99 here.

KIDZ BOP is spreading the holiday cheer and offering one of my lucky readers a copy of the KIDZ BOP Christmas album. Just enter below!

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