Friday, April 30, 2010

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Beautiful Bow Baby Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We love bows. I'm not going to keep repeating myself, but Avery is almost always wearing one!!

We received a GORGEOUS set of bows from Beautiful Bow Baby.
It's the Bow she wore for her Pictures!

Absolutely Gorgeous isn't it???
She has some beautiful bows at her shop.
These bows are HUGE and I'm surprised they actually stay together because of how many layers they are. I make bows and there is no way I could make a bow this extravagant! No wonder why it's $5.99. It uses so much ribbon. These bows are so well made and are very well put together. I love the colors and they match most of what Avery owns. 

Check out some of her other great creations
 Aren't they all adorable???
So cute!
Price: The bows are between $6-$10 and the tutus are about $15, the Hats are $12-$13 I think these are all reasonable prices. They are all handmade and supporting a work at home mom, and I'm all for that!

Overall: ***** Very happy with these bows and couldn't be happier. They are HUGE and so well put together
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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Peeled Snacks Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We love Organic food and we try and buy organic as much as possible. Sometimes It's hard, but we do try. When I got the chance to review some Organic snacks from Peeled Snacks I couldn't wait to try them!

I'm allergic to Pineapple so they had to tailor to my needs and sent us some random fruit packs. 
I didn't take a picture because we opened them up in the car and started eating right there. 

We received the Apple-2 the-Core, Apricot-A-Lot, Cherry-Go-Round, Much-ado-about-Mango, and Banan-a-peel.

We liked all of them! We started with the Mango and they were delicious. I couldn't get over how good these snacks were. And they are ORGANIC so you can't beat that. Also they are single serving in their own pouch, so Easy for the car or a lunch box. I think these are real easy to take to the park or on trips. 

Our goal at Peeled Snacks is simple: to make you feel good about snacking. We strive to bring you the highest quality organic and natural ingredients from sustainable farms. Our snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar. Learn more about our Real Food Philosophy.

Peeled Snacks is also now available in Starbucks throughout the U.S. and Canada

Price: 10 packs are $17.99 I think this is reasonable. So that makes them $1.79 a package. Again this is pretty reasonable!
Overall: ***** Avery really enjoyed them. Even the cherries and she doesn't normally like Cherry. And she REALLY loved the Banan-a-peel ones!

GIVEAWAY
Peeled Snacks has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win an Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack which is 10 bags!!
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Good JcPenney Deal!!



I've been looking to buy a pair of cowboy boots and I don't want to spend $60-$100 or more on them so I had to go to JcPenney today to get Avery's pictures and they sent me a $10 off $10 coupon so basically $10 free. Well I looked in the shoe department and found these!!!!
 Wait til you hear how much I got them for!!

Originally $100 so you know they're real leather and these are TRUE boots!!
80% off.... 
so $19.xx
Minus my $10 coupon...
I got these boots for $10.66 Crazy huh? Can you believe that??
I'm a size 8, these are an 8 1/2, but with socks on they fit perfectly.THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES LEFT! And they were my size. It was fate!!


Mommystars Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Customized Shirts, I couldn't be more happy about them. I like that they let people know things that they would normally ask about you and now they don't have to ask these questions because of what your shirt says!

I received the Fancy Script with Stars shirt in Leaf with Pink Writing from MommyStars
 I really like it, but when I washed it the whole shirt went crooked. I didn't like that part. 
I did get a compliment on it so that's always a plus. It was a mom with 3 kids, I told her they have other shirts for multiple names like this one
This one is good for 2, 3, or 4 name personalization
They also have Long Sleeves and V-Neck tee shirts. 

Mommystars was started by two moms who left the corporate world to try and lead a more balanced life. One day they realized that that it was really difficult to find hip t-shirts for moms. And why didn't more moms have shirts with their kids' names on them? We all know how proud we are to be mothers! With this, the idea for Mommystars was born. 

Price: The short sleeve tees and v-necks are $35. The Long Sleeve tees are $38. I think this is okay pricing, but the tees were nothing special material wise and definitely didn't wash well. 

Overall: *** Didn't wash well, but was cute and got a compliment!

GIVEAWAY
MommyStars has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a shirt of choice!
Giveaway open to Residents on the U.S. ONLY
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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Kate Gosselin's New Book



Jon bought me this book. He hates her, but knows how much I like her so he bought it for me. Said it was my Mother's Day gift... Okay!

I got it today and have already started reading it! For those of you who just think she is stuck up and uptight you really should read this book, it might give you a new perspective on her. It really just explains her fears and thoughts as a mother and why she acts the way she does. It is also letters to each one of her children and why she loves them all as a group and as individuals!

I can't wait to read the rest and finish it. There will be a review coming up and I'm actually planning on reading this book in just a couple days time when I usually read a book in about 2 weeks!! So we'll see if I can do it. 
Just look for my review and you will probably want to get this book for yourself!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lennah Designs Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*




 
I love jewelry, but I'm always afraid Avery will break it. She's pretty much past that age of grabbing and chewing on everything, but I still wouldn't put it past her! When I got the chance to review a mama necklace from Lennah Designs I couldn't wait to get it and try it out!

We received the Emma necklace with a pie pendant. I'm in love with it. Even if Avery is past that age I don't care. I like it in itself!
 I thought the beads would be real soft good enough for a child to chew on, but they're not!! They're like a regular jewelry bead.

Our necklaces are only made with high quality non-toxic beads that have passed safety test standards for handling by children!  The beads are strung on a strong cotton cord and include a special breakaway safety clasp that pops open when pulled to prevent the necklace from breaking.

Price: $20. I think this is a super price! You pay this for a cheap chain necklace anywhere, So why not pay this for a durable necklace your child can CHEW on??

Overall: ***** So durable, and it's just an all around good necklace!

GIVEAWAY
Stella at Lennah Designs has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win the SAME necklace I reviewed. The Emma Pie!
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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A Touch Of Sunshine Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We received the BEAUTIFUL Hanging Flower and I have to say I'm in LOVE with it. It's so gorgeous hanging on my front door. Jon doesn't care for it because he thinks it's too girly, but I LOVE it! We received this item from A Touch Of Sunshine

 I didn't even tell her I had a red door. So the color she sent me is perfect!! It matches so well, and we just put a dark storm door on so it really brings this out, even though it's hard to see through the screen!

This is WOOD. It's heavy and it's nice... The only thing I don't care for is when the door closes it knocks and drives my dogs crazy, it's also scratching off some paint because of it's knocking. We were also without a storm door for a couple weeks so everytime the wind blew it would make it knock also! Annoying...

A Touch Of Sunshine offers a bunch of wood items for every holiday. Easter/Spring, Summer, Halloween, Christmas. She has hanging like I received as well as wooden block words and letters! Very neat and I will order from her in the future!

Blogger is all messed up today! I'm sorry, pictures won't post and it won't let me copy and paste from a website because it pulls up a box! I might be switching to wordpress soon... This is so annoying!

Price: This flower is $23!
Overall: ****

GIVEAWAY
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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20% off for Mother's Day at Elliott Lucca



Still looking for that perfect gift?  Shop Elliott Lucca’s Mother’s Day Sale at www.elliottlucca.com and receive 20% off the ENTIRE site with promo code: ELMD2010.  Today is the Last Day for Ground Shipping!  Sale ends 5/6.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shanti Boutique Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I love yoga. I used to do it all the time. It was so relaxing. It was almost like a high to do yoga. I also did pilates for a while, I've had to stop doing all yoga and pilates do to an accident a couple years ago. I can't get into those positions anymore because it hurts me. In middle school a girl pulled a chair out from under me and when I went to sit, I fell and hit my tailbone on a step. I still hurt from it about 8 years later. I have had a lot of problems with it and this is just 1 hobby I've had to give up because of it.

When I received the Shiva Moon Necklace from Shanti Boutique I fell in love. It is so pretty, yet so simple at the same time.
I like the cord it's on. It's soft and not like a chain. It's simple, but unique and pretty. I like to wear it everyday!

It's a good reminder just to calm down and relax. Even when things get stressful, just calm down!
Our aim is to bring shanti to you and everyone we work with, from manufacturing to the market.
We do this by practicing fair trade principles to produce our unique products, by working with the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation and all with respect for the environment.

Price: This necklace is $46, I think this is fair! It's nice!!
Overall: **** I'm very happy with this company and their products!

GIVEAWAY
Shanti Boutique has offered one Mommy Of 1 and counting reader the chance to win a $25 certificate!
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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Freckles Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Unique items we love. We love that not many kids would have the same item as her and you probably won't run into anyone that has the same item!! So I LOVE unique-ness and I love things that are hers and hers only!
Well that's what Freckles has to offer!
We received a 5 pk of random crayons and a Tee shirt for review

Here is Avery opening up her gifts!
I like how nicely it came wrapped. I Love the shirt. It's painted by hand (free hand) and it's beautiful. Good thick paint. I also like that it is machine washable and should last a long time! 

The crayons are SO CUTE and Avery loves them. Kind of hard to tell, but they are SPARKLY! They have glitter in them and Avery just loves that!

She has Mini crayons, Small crayons and now a JUMBO crayon!! The purple flower is the Jumbo crayon! 
Price: The Shirt is $16.50 and the Crayons vary depending on size! I think these are generous prices though. Each individual crayon is about $2, but you can get a whole pack of 9 for $15!! I think these are good prices!

Overall: ***** I'm very pleased with these items and they're so well crafted!

BLOG15 for 15% off!
GIVEAWAY
Brooke at Freckles has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win an 8 pk of crayons in either Hearts, Stars, or Eggs

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to  Freckles and let me know what else you like!
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Giveaway Ends May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
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Bearpaw Rainboots: Puddle Jumpin'



These are so cute!! Bearpaw has released the new Rainboot!!



Monday, April 26, 2010

Breathless Beauty Review & Giveaway



I like bath and body items. I like the smell they give off and I like smelling good, as anyone does ( I hope?). 

Breathless Beauty sent me a Sweetness Shea Souffle and a Sweetness and Oats soap. I like the Smell of the Sweetness. It's so nice and isn't too strong. I don't like products that are TOO strong, but have a nice smell to them.


The souffle felt real soft and smooth on my hands, it was a little oily at first, but I dabbed off some of the excess and it was still enough to soak in and give me a good soft hand. I think if I was sleeping at night though I would leave it all on, but for me to come out here on the computer and stuff it was better to get off the excess. 

The soap is very nice as well. It's nice and soft, again not too strong and is very nice. It's strong while in the shower, but isn't nearly as strong once you get out and I like that!! It definitely cleaned well and it rinsed off well. There was no residue left behind!

Price: The Souffle is $8 which is AWESOME! And the soaps are $3.50!
Overall: **** Very happy with this company and it's an Etsy store so it's supporting a Work At Home Mom!! Which is great!

GIVEAWAY
Breathless Beauty has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win the same 2 items I reviewed!! 
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Giveaway Ends May 1st at 11:59 PM EST
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Avery's First Trip to the Dentist



You know you're little one is growing up when 1. They are sitting in the Dentist chair all by themselves and 2. When they smile and actually enjoy it!! 

Here's some pictures!
Then she got a toothpaste, toothbrush and 2 "treasures" to take home! She LOVED it and had so much fun!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Heather Hill Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We love boutique style clothing and I like putting Avery in dresses. We received the Terrific Tie Dress in Vacation Floral from Heather Hill Clothing.

I'm so happy with this beautiful dress. The thing I like about the tie dress is it is adjustable in tightness around the shoulders and it helps to shorten or lengthen the dress as needed. After a while it also allows the dress to become a top for an older girl. So we will have this dress for plenty of years to come!
Here it is with a pair of jeans and a long sleeve shirt underneath. Perfect for spring and fall weather. And in the HOT summer it can be worn alone! I love this style. So cute and the prints are adorable! 

I'm not really a red fan on clothes for Avery, but this is super cute and I love the contrasting fabrics she used.
A little about Heather Hill Clothing:
As a mother, I want my children to wear clothes that are as unique as they are. As a designer, I think children should have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces. Those two thoughts are the reason that Heather Hill clothing exists.
Because I love colors and fabrics so much I just can’t stop designing—it simply flows out of me. The pieces in our gallery are the end results of those artistic impulses that fill my day. I want them to fill your days too.
Yet, I don’t want to be the one that has all the fun. So we’ve included the opportunity of designing your own dress. I want that to be a special option for little girls, to create designs with their moms, dads, aunts or grandma’s.
So whether you are taken by one of my designs or you take the time to create your own, the goal is to always complement and enhance the innate beauty and exuberance of each little girl. We hope Heather Hill helps you discover and express that unique part of you.

So sweet isn't it? She also has tops, pants and skirts, and accessories!!
Here's my favorite top
Favorite skirt
LOVE these capris
And this accessory!
She has a wide array of items! I like the Unique-ness and I LOVE the prints and fabrics she uses!

Price: the Dresses are $35-$50, the tops are $33 and the accessory hair flowers are $8-$15. I think these prices are generous and are comparable to other boutiques!

Overall: **** Love this dress, love the fabrics, love the feel of it and Avery LOVES it!
GIVEAWAY
Heather Hill Clothing has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Terrific TIE Dress of choice!! 
You could choose the one I reviewed... Or this one
Or this one
Or even this one
Or about 5 others!!
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Head over to  Heather Hill Clothing and let me know what else you like, Also let me know which Terrific Tie Dress you'd choose!
GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
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Zehn Naturals Review & Giveaway*CLOSED*



I enjoy tee shirts and quirky ones at that. For Avery and myself. I contacted Zehn Naturals for a chance to review their tees. They sent me the Imagine tee, Which I LOVE!

It is so nice and soft. I normally wear a small, but I usually get a Medium for these reviews, I got a medium and although I could've gotten away with a small, I'm happy with the Medium. It hasn't been washed yet so I'm sure it will shrink a little bit. But it's been worn twice and I had a compliment on it the other day and she told me she was going to BUY one! So YAY! I sold a tee shirt!
I love everything about this design. I love the saying because well it leaves EVERYTHING up to the imagination. And I love the Stars that have been added to it. It's so cute, yet adult at the same time!
Here's some other Women's ones I LOVE
Here's some Men's tees I enjoy!
And some Children's I LOVE
As you can see, they have a LOT of tees and plenty to suit everyone in the family! I like this!
I really enjoy this tee. It's so soft because it's ORGANIC!!
And check this out
Zehn plants a tree every time you buy our Women's Organic Cotton T Shirts, Men's Organic Cotton T Shirts and Children's Organic T Shirts
AND we give
10% to Non-profit Organizations.   
Check out our unique artistic designs developed by emerging artists who share our love of all things green!

Awesome? Yep I think so too!!

Price: Women's and Men's are $28 and the Children's are $24. I think these are nicely priced for Organic Tee Shirts

Overall: ***** So soft, nice designs and a wide array of them!

BLOG25 for 25% off any tee!!

So you want to win?
GIVEAWAY
Zehn Naturals has offered one Mommy of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Tee of their choice!

GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY

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Giveaway Ends May 1st at 11:59 PM EST
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