Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Into Green Mothers Organic Giveaway!

Welcome to the Spring Into Green Mothers Organic Giveaway!

I've teamed up with Eco-Crazy Mom and an amazing group of bloggers to celebrate the grand opening of the Mothers Organic store, and bring you the chance to win a fantastic prize pack valued at $375.00!
Mothers Organic Logo

Come check out the Mothers Organic Grand Opening March 25, 2013!

The Mothers Organic motto is simple: happy shopping for the everyday eco-mama. Why? Because we've all been there before. Confused by labels and not knowing which products were safe for our kids. Overwhelmed with information. That's why eco mama Kelly McKnight and her husband created Mothers Organic. They wanted to make it easy for moms to find a variety of safe, tried and true eco-friendly products in one convenient place. Every product at Mothers Organic has been hand picked and carefully reviewed by Kelly and her team of eco mamas with the belief that if it's not good enough for their family, it's certainly not good enough for yours. Finally, a place where moms can shop with confidence - we invite you to give it a try!
Shop their amazing selection of stainless steel baby bottles and sippy cups. Check out their line of Melissa & Doug puzzles and toys for babies and toddlers. Stock up on your nursery layette - complete with swaddle blankets and bunting. At Mothers Organic you'll find a great selection of natural bath and skin care, organic apparel, health care essentials and much more.
Shop now and save with free shipping on all orders over $75!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

One lucky eco mama will win this awesome Mothers Organic prize pack worth $375.00:

Boba Carrier ($120.00 RV) Green Toys bundle ($70.00 RV) Kid Basix Safe Sippy 2 ($15.00 RV) In2green Eco friendly baby & kids blanket ($70.00 RV) Seventh Generation bundle ($100.00 RV)
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Announcing the Holiday Mohawk Home $399 Rug Giveaway Event


Are you looking for a little something to spruce up your home for the holiday, and year round? Add some colorful fun with a brand new 8x10 rug of your choice! You'll want to stay tuned for this awesome giveaway sponsored by Mohawk and hosted by Children Teaching Mama and Happenings of the Harper Household.
Prize: 8×10 Mohawk Rug $399 or less (Winner’s choice!)
Starts: Thursday, November 1st at 12:01am
Ends: Monday, November 26th at 11:49pm

Happenings of the Harper Household
Here's one of the many prints I really like...
There are so many styles and colors to choose from... there's something for every house!
Be sure to check back on the 1st so you can enter for our chance to win!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The long awaited Fluffy Wishes Giveaway and Twitter Party has finally arrived! We have tons of great prizes to give away, and all for a great cause. Many sponsors and bloggers have teamed up with Fluffy Wishes Cloth Diaper Closet and My Cloth Diaper Stash to help host this giveaway! 

Fluffy Wishes Diaper Closet is a cloth diaper lending service serving Southwest Michigan and newly expanding to Indiana! Fluffy Wishes provides cloth diapers to low income families who can not afford to diaper their children, or have to make the choice between diapers and the basic necessities in life. Fluffy Wishes runs completely on volunteers and donations. There is no cost to families who are approved for the program. 

Here is a list of sponsors who made it all happen:-)
GRAND PRIZE (Ribbons n Stitches):
1 Bumkins Pocket Diaper
1 Bumkins Cover
2 FuzziBunz Elite's
2 Kawaii Heavy Wetter's
1 Thirsties AIO
1 Thirsties Fitted
2 Best Bottom Shells
2 Microfiber Inserts (1 Medium, 1 Large)
1 Changing Diapers Book
FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail
Cutey Baby Wet bag
Rockin' Green Sample
Jar of Mother's Love

1 Original Ergo Baby Carrier (Black/Camel)
4 Bububibi Bamboo Pocket Diapers
1 Go Green Champ 2.0

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers - Cloth Diaper
Buttercup Baby - Incredibum Bamboo Cloth Diaper in Raven
Pure and Simple Baby - Dandelion Organic Diaper Bag
Boba - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize
Rockin' Green - Bag of Laundry Detergent 
The Balm - $30 Gift Card 
Rumpkinz - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize
Super Lotion - Pure Joy Pack, (5) Happy Packs, Super Happy Pack, Lip Balm
Lollido - Green Pocket Diaper
Diva Cup - Size 1 Pack w/wash & Size 2 Pack w/wash
SoftBums - Omni Solo Cloth Diaper Pack
Fluffy Wishes - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize (HINT: Econobum) 
Green Baby Goods - $20 Gift Card
Greenie Beanie Bottoms - $20 Gift Card
Ecobloomers - $10 Gift Card
FuzziBunz - 2 Elite Diapers (2 Winners)
Bummis - Cloth Diaper Starter Pack
Jack's Choice - $15 Gift Card
Kissed by the Moon - Hanging Planetwise Wet Bag
Scents from the Moon - $15 Gift Certificate
Kalasz Krafts - $15 Gift Certificate (handmade baby items)

Some Notes About this Giveaway:
  • Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. There are no mandatory entries, but the more entries you have, the greater your chances of winning. Remember that there are tons of prizes to be given away, so that increases your chances even more!
  • In order to be eligible for the Mystery Twitter ONLY Party Prizes, you still must enter on the Rafflecopter form below, but you must also tweet at least once during the twitter party on July 24th (9-10pm)
  • All prizes will be announced at the Twitter Party. All winners will be contacted by the e-mail provided on the Rafflecopter form.
  • Open to US and Canada
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Fever Giveaway Event! *April 15-21*

It's finally here!!! The Spring Fever Giveaway Blog Hop! I know you've all been very excited about this, as have I. There are several awesome sponsors offering some great prizes for you! Perfect items to get ready for the fun summer ahead! 

My package will include...

Tru Kid Sunscreen Package ($25)
You can find my review of this awesome product here...

Baby Carrier Sucking/Teething Pads from Two Little Monkies ($12)
You can find my review of this awesome product here...

Mucky Seaweed Soap from Natural Garden Soaps ($6.50, self-sponsored)
You can find my review of this awesome product here...

Store Credit to Peace, Love & Diapers ($10, does not include shipping)
You can find my review of this awesome product here... 

Now, with all of these goodies, you're sure to have protected, clean and happy kids wherever your fun travels lead you! Have fun, and good luck!!! :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Fever Sponsor Spotlight #4 - Peace, Love & Diapers

Our last sponsor is... ME! haha Peace, Love & Diaper, aka Hippie Heiny's.
I make cloth diapers among many other things. I do lots of customs, including special name embroidery, sports teams, etc. If you're looking for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind diaper, I'm your lady! 

 Here's some info about me and my company...
I'm a WAHM, I make all of my diapers and other accessories myself in my own home. Everything is made with attention to detail, and lots of love! Thanks for your support!~Amanda
To provide adorable, affordable, eco-friendly diapers for all the sweet little bums in the world! Every baby should have a Hippie Heiny!
Company Overview
I decided I wanted to cloth diaper my son before he was ever born... and in July of 2010, when he was 7 months old, I decided I'd start my own small business making and selling cloth diapers to help support my growing family. My wonderful husband is our bread winner, and I am a stay-at-home-mom... well now I'm a WAHM, work-at-home-mom! I love it! I get to provide the best care for our precious baby boy, and still help bring in a little money to support our household... or maybe just my shopping trips for now. haha Still, it is something I enjoy. Each diaper is handmade by me in my home with care and love. :)
**Spend over $50 and get a FREE cloth diaper key chain (a $4 value)!**

If you order customs, I do require payment 1st. It's just to cover me, so I don't order lots of specific fabric or make several diapers of a certain size and then have someone back out of an order. Unfortunately, this happened to me by a mama here on ds already, so that's why I take the precaution. Thank you for understanding!

~Pocket diapers... These have snap closures(can also have hook and loop closure per request). There is a layer of microfleece to wick moisture away from baby's skin... there is a pocket in the back, you can see it in the picture of the inner of the dipe. This is where you will stuff your absorbent insert. There is a layer of PUL as a waterproof barrier, and then the cute print outer.

XXS/PR ~ $8.95 ~ 2 - 5lbs
XS/NB ~ $10.95 ~ 6lbs - 12lbs
Sm ~ $12.95 ~ 10lbs - 16lbs
Med ~ $14.95 ~ 15lbs - 25lbs
Lrg ~ $16.95 ~ 24lbs - 40lbs
OS ~ $17.95 ~ 10lbs - 35+lbs

~Inserts $5 for sm, $6 for m/l, or $10 for both with snaps to be snapped together. This option offers maximum protection, with little bulk, great for night time or heavy wetters! These are super absorbent inserts have 1 layer of Organic Bamboo Velour (OBV) for the top layer, and 2 layers of Organic Hemp Fleece for the bottom layers… to be used with the pocket diaper, as an extra layer in a fitted, or under a prefold or flat in a cover for extra absorbency. ($1 off a set of 2 if bought with a dipe)(can also be shaped to use with gdiapers!)
*New preemie insert sets for those super tiny bums! $7 each, or $6 if bought with a cover.

~PUL diaper cover prices vary depending on size, can be with snaps or hook and loop (These can also have any cute fabric on the outside, or can be made with printed or color PUL)

Sizes fit as follows...
XXS/Preemie: 2 - 5lbs ~ $9.50
XS/Newborn: 6lbs - 12lbs ~ $10.00
Small: 10lbs - 16lbs ~ $10.50
Medium: 15lbs - 25lbs ~ $11.00
Large: 24lbs - 40lbs ~ $11.50
OS: approximately 10lbs - 35+lbs ~ $12.50

~My fitteds are made with organic hemp/fleece as the outer absorbent layer, organic bamboo velour as an inner soaker fabric, 2 more layers of thirsty hemp/fleece inner, and then a microfleece layer against baby's skin to wick away moisture. (fitteds need a waterproof cover)
Fitted price list as follows:
***The prices on the left include either snap or hook and loop closure, your choice. The prices on the right are for a snappiable or pinable closure. (no snaps or hook and loop, you close with your snappi or diaper pin)
****If you prefer an AI2 style fitted with a snap in liner, that will be $2.00 extra per dipe. If not specified the fitted will be made in an AIO style.

XXS/PR ~ $11.95 ~ $9.95 *** $10.95 ~ $8.75
XS/NB ~ $13.95 ~ $11.95 *** $12.95 ~ $10.95
SM ~ $15.95 ~ $13.95 *** $14.95 ~ $12.95
M ~ $17.95 ~ $15.95 *** $16.95 ~ $14.95
L ~ $19.95 ~ $17.95 *** $18.95 ~ $16.95

~AI0's, which has everything on one piece... just like a disposable. It's got the water-proof layer, the absorbent inner, and the microfleece layer against baby. I can also add a pocket so you have the ability to stuff them for even more absorbency! (This is $2 extra per dipe)

XXS/PR ~ $15.50 ~ 2 - 5lbs
XS/NB ~ $17.50 ~ 6lbs - 12lbs
Sm ~ $19.50 ~ 10lbs - 16lbs
Med ~ $21.50 ~ 15lbs - 25lbs
Lrg ~ $23.50 ~ 24lbs - 40lbs
OS ~ $24.50 ~ 10lbs - 35+lbs

~AI2's, which has 1 one size "tongue" insert. Fold it to whatever length you need, and viola... you've got 4 layers of organic hemp fleece, 2 layers of organic bamboo velour, and microfleece on the top against the skin. Super absorbent, and still trim!

XXS/PR ~ $16.50 ~ 2 - 5lbs
XS/NB ~ $18.50 ~ 6lbs - 12lbs
Sm ~ $20.50 ~ 10lbs - 16lbs
Med ~ $22.50 ~ 15lbs - 25lbs
Lrg ~ $24.50 ~ 24lbs - 40lbs
OS ~ $25.50 ~ 10lbs - 35+lbs

~Snap Conversion, 1 row of snaps, for a thinner banded diaper, are $3.50 per diaper. 2 rows of snaps, for a thicker banded diaper, are $5 per diaper.
~Elastic replacement is also available. Leg elastic $3... Leg and back elastic, $4.


*** As many of you know... some fabrics are much more expensive than other fabrics, so if you order a dipe with printed PUL or minky as your outer it will be $2.00 more per diaper.
**** Also, if you'd like to add inner leg gussets to any of your diapers, that will also be $4 more per dipe as they take more material and a lot longer to make.

Be sure to enter to win a $10 store credit in the Spring Fever Giveaway, good towards anything in my shop, or towards any custom order! (Does not include shipping)


Spring Fever Sponsor Spotlight #3 - (Self Sponsor) Natural Garden Soaps

 I am self sponsoring the soap giveaway, but I'd still like to give credit to the maker. Paula Parrish has an amazing blog where she posts fun giveaways, awesome recipes, and great info! I'm sure you would all love her! So please, visit her blog here...

I have a bar of the Mucky Seaweed Soap that I've been using for a few weeks now, and I also have a bar I'm going to be giving away to the winner of my Spring Fever prize package. Do you want to know what I think the coolest thing about this soap is? I LOVE that Paula is a fellow Florida girl, and she actually collected the seaweed used in this soap from our beautiful beaches! How awesome is that?!?

 Here's some info from Paula's site on her awesome Mucky Seaweed Soap.

Close your eyes and recall the smell of seaweed drying on a salt water beach with fresh ocean breeze.

This Mucky Seaweed Soap Bar has the amazing natural properties of the minerals of earth and sea, so good for the skin. I wanted to create a soap rich in sea kelp and seaweed so this is the final product. Seaweed is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids that are essential in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Sea kelp has more than 21 amino acids and 60 minerals and elements, including calcium, iron, iodine, and zinc. Sea kelp is also rich in Vitamins B12, C, E and K. In addition, sea kelp contains alkali, which helps to balance the body's ph.

The natural aroma of this soap comes from a unique essential oil blend to create a wonderfully fresh clean ocean breeze scent.

Rich in seaweed, this natural soap is packed-full of essential vitamins and anti-oxidants for your skin, plus an exfoliating seaweed scrub. Mucky Seaweed Soap softens the skin as you lather.

Skin Benefits of Seaweed:

restores moisture levels
revitalizes and firms the skin
oxygenate and detoxifies the skin
reduces appearance of cellulite
is cell generating
absorbs easily
improves skin texture and tone
slows skin aging
protects from environmental elements
contains antioxidants and beta-carotene

I added french green clay to this soap bar. French green clay acts like a sponge, removing impurities, dust, oil and dead skin. Pulling toxic substances from skin invigorates the complexion and tightens pores. It is naturally absorbent, it cleans, tightens, and renews skin cells.

Olive Oil ~ One of the best natural treatments that you can use for dry skin. It's light plus mild and has antibacterial properties.

Coconut Oil ~ The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin, giving it a soft, smooth texture. It makes an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin. Eczema suffers often see great improvements with coconut oil based soaps. Coconut oil has antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It has wonderful antioxidant proerties that protect the skin from free radical damage. It is the ability to nourish and heal the skin.

Palm Oil ~ Protection against UV-induced skin damage and skin aging. Palm oil is very high in Vitamin E. Tocotrienols found in palm oil are useful as a sunscreen, containing compounds that reduce penetration of, or absorb of ultraviolet radiation. Tocotrienols in palm oil applied onto the skin are found to penetrate rapidly through the skin and in the highest concentrations.

Ingredients: Oil of olive, coconut oil, palm oil, pure distilled water, crushed seaweed, french green clay, sea kelp, black oxide and lots of love.

Soap Bar Size: 3 3/8 Long x 2 1/2 Wide x 1 1/8 Thick 
Approximately 5 oz. 

I've been really pleased with her soap. I've been using it as a hand soap in my master bath, so I use it multiple times a day to wash my hands. They are soft and smooth, and I like the natural smell of the bar too. 

 Be sure to enter to win a bar of this luxurious in the Spring Fever Giveaway here...

Spring Fever Sponsor Spotlight #2 - Two Silly Monkies

Our second awesome sponsor is Andrea, from Two Little Monkies. Andrea makes all sorts of fun, cute items for your little one. Here are some of my favs from her shop...

Toddler/Child Travel Neck Pillow


Crayon Caddy Roll Up

Diaper and Wipes Pod w/ Pocket and Carrying Strap

There are so many other cool things you'll find there too. Like these adorable Baby Carrier Sucking/Teething Pads I received for review. 

 Believe it or not, my son chews more on our carrier straps now, then when he was a baby! (He's 2, by the way) These have come in to handy! I was getting tired of having wet straps on my shoulders from him sucking and chewing on them. Now with these pads, I don't have to worry about that anymore. He can chew away all he wants, and I don't mind! 

We have a babyhawk oh snap, and these work perfectly for us with that carrier. They also fit well with the ergo, beco, mei tais, and other SSC's.

Here are a couple shots of us in action!

 Sasha loves our new pads too, b/c that means he doesn't get in trouble for chewing on the straps anymore... in fact, I encourage it! Go ahead, I say. That's what they're for! And as you can see, he doesn't hold back! haha

Here are some details from Andrea's shop on the pads I received...

As soon as your baby can reach the straps of your carrier they will begin to suck and chew on them. The Two Little Monkies Baby Carrier Sucking/Teething Pads will add a little style to your baby carrier and protect the straps from those little chompers to extend the life of your carrier.

This pair of sucking pads is made with an off-white cotton fabric with a green, blue, brown, orange and yellow owl pattern (Urban Owls Bermuda). They have a layer of flannel and are backed with a coordinating terry cloth fabric, giving you 2 extra layers of absorbency. There are 3 ribbon loops (tags) added to the bottom to give your baby something to play with, chew on or to hold toys or a pacifier. The tags are triple-stitched for safety and each pad is topstitched with a coordinating thread for a seamless look and to add durability.

They measure approximately 6.5 inches high and 4 inches wide when closed and attach securely on your baby carrier straps with a velcro strip. They fit all major soft structured baby carriers including the Beco, Ergo, Boba, BabyHawk Mei Tai and any other carrier with straps 4" or less. All of our sucking pads are machine washable.

Customize a pair of Sucking/Teething Pads by adding a second set of tags to the opposite side, make them reversible with minky or another patterned fabric on the opposite side. They can also be made in most of the fabrics shown in my shop or I can make them to match or coordinate with your baby carrier. Send me a convo to discuss what you are looking for:

Before washing, secure the velcro to itself. Wash on any temperature (cold is recommended) and dry low or lay flat to dry. Iron on medium heat when needed.

✿ SAFETY: Please do not leave babies and young children unattended when using my products! Some items may contain small parts which can pose a choking hazard and babies who are under 1 year should only use neck pillows with an adult present.

✿ SHOP POLICIES: For more information on my shop, products and shop policies:

You can enter to win your own set of Carrier Sucking/Teething Pads, a $12 value, by entering the Spring Fever Giveaway here...