Friday, August 31, 2012

The Baby Year Giveaway



Mom Powered Media Proudly Presents The Baby Year Event!

Here's what one lucky person will win!

 
A year's worth of diapers! Wow we all know how expensive diapers can be and this prize will save parents money that they can to put other necessities or whatever they want.
In addition to the diaper's our winner will also receive an Infantino Lil Lion's Happy Hangout Gym
Infantino Lil Lion's Happy Hangout Gym has a super soft mat with unique textures. It is for babies between 0 to 5 months. This gym includes five detachable activity toys and musical peek a boo mirror.



Very Green BTS Winner!






Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beaba Review



I had heard of the brand Beaba plenty of times before, but I never had a chance to try any of their items in the past, until now! 

I had the chance to try out the Set of 4 First Stage Spoons


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End Summer on a Rainy Note Giveaway




PRESENTS

Prize: 
(1) Pure Rain™ Handheld Essentials oxygenating nozzle and (2) Pure Rain™ Water Station Essentials Plus oxygenating water sprinklers
ARV $70

When: 8/29 -9/5  
Hosted by:
and 


Carter's Watch the Wear Giveaway



 
 When shopping for kids clothing now a days- there are so many options! As a mom, there are certain qualities in clothing I want and expect! The clothes need to be (add your own adjective here) and (add your own adjective here) and my kids want them to be (add your own adjective here)! If you have like clothing with those standards than Carter’s Watch the Wear clothing would be perfect for you!  
 Carter’s Watch the Wear was started in 1890 after Abigail Carter invented the first ever overalls! The sale of the overalls, which were ultra comfortable and affordable quickly spread throughout the United Stated! Carter & Sons became the premier manufacturer of denim overalls and “work wear” and then expanded in to marketing boy’s overalls, as well as railroad overalls, painter pants, coats, jumpers and putting shirts eventually putting everything under the simple trademark “Carter’s”! Growing again a few years later to selling their new ski jackets, sport jackets and wool mackinaw coats, Carter’s would soon acquire the Watch the Wear Overall Company of Keen, New Hampshire and its trade name “Watch the Wear”!  
 Under the new trademark of "Carter's Watch the Wear”, H.W. Carter & Sons continued to expand and grow and today they offer adorable and affordable children's clothing! Carter’s Watch the Wear takes pride in the affordability and durability of their clothing! So they have teamed up with Mom Powered Media to offer one lucky winner a $200 gift card! 200.00 can go a long way at Carter's Watch The Wear- so enter below to win your little one a whole new wardrobe!
   
 Giveaway ends September 19th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom and Real Mom Reviews.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8 months old!



Haven't done one of these in a little while. Emerson is 8 months old today!! I can't believe he's 2/3 of the way to a year!!!
He got his first tooth on his 7m birthday and just got his second tooth on his 8m birthday!!
 Getting so big!
 This is how the end of most photo shoots go these days!
 I get the best smiles when my flash is off
He is right around 17 pounds and about 29.5" long!!! He's so tall and skinny.
At 6m and at 7m he was just 10oz bigger than Avery at that age, but a whole 2.5" longer!!! At 6 months he was 80% for height and 30% for weight.

Getting way too big. He will most likely be walking by 10 months. He's attempting to stand on his own already. He'll barely hold on to something and turn completely around. He tries to let go, but then falls.
He's been crawling for almost 3 months now. Look how red and beat up his poor knees are :(
Kids at the zoo. Emerson's first trip
 He is a bully towards Avery!




Monday, August 27, 2012

End Summer on a Rainy Note- FREE Blogger Sign Ups




PRESENTS

Prize: 
(1) Pure Rain™ Handheld Essentials oxygenating nozzle and (2) Pure Rain™ Water Station Essentials Plus oxygenating water sprinklers
ARV $70

This is a FREE Blogger Giveaway Event with announcement post. 
Link Options ($2 ea w/o announcement):
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest

When: 8/29 -9/5  
Hosted by:
and 

Who: Open to US residents in the continental 48 states and Canada residents
**Bloggers worldwide can join in the participation as long as you have at least 50% US/Canada readership
Sign-ups close 8/27
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.


Little Bee Co Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We have reviewed for The Little Bee Co. once before. We received a OS diaper and a newborn diaper for that review. I used the heck out of that newborn diaper. It did take a while to dry, but it was super absorbent and fit him wonderfully until he was about 10-11 pounds. We still use and LOVE our Bamboo OS diaper.

Little Bee Co. has released a new kind of diaper. They came out with an Ultra Cool diaper in solids and prints. This diaper is in the NB and OS sizes. 

We received the Ultra Cool in the MooRockin' Cow print!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Winners for 8/25



Barrel and a Heap WINNER


Conscious Box WINNER


Woolzies WINNER



Friday, August 24, 2012

Milk Unleashed Giveaway *CLOSED*





With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out!  You can take it anywhere at anytime!  Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunchbox, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag!

GIVEAWAY
Milk Unleashed wants to offer one reader the chance to win a Gift Pack including: Four Shelf Safe Milks (white and chocolate) from: Hershey's, LaLa, Horizon and  Organic Valley

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Take the quiz above and post your results!

Giveaway ends 9/1 at 11:59pm est

Jack & Lily Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I contacted this company in December 2010 with no response. You can imagine my surprise when I was contacted by them in Late June in response to my original email!! It was great timing though. Although Avery has outgrown the Jack & Lily shoes now, they were perfect for Emerson. 

We received the wonderful Grey/Black Trainer from the My Shoes line in a 6-12 month!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

the First Years Booster Seat Giveaway *CLOSED*



the First Years is one of those companies that has a little bit of everything. They have Sippy Cups, to Breast Pumps, to High Chairs to Booster seats! Everything you need for your child from Newborn to School Age can be found from the First Years. 

I had the opportunity to try out the Compass B570 Pathway Belt Positioning Booster. I kindly declined though as I'd like to keep Avery in a 5pt harness for as long as possible, but for those of you who are in the Belt Booster stage then this one is definitely for you!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Very Green Back to School Giveaway Hop *CLOSED*



SimpleCityLife

Welcome to A Very Green Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by Simple City Life and Mommy's Favorite Things. We have teamed up with several other bloggers to bring you some great back to school items to help you green up you childs back pack. Each  blog will have a unique prize valued at $20 or more! You will find the whole list of giveaways at the bottom of this post. Once you have entered my giveaway have fun hopping around and entering all the great giveaways. We are also excited to have a Grand Prize Giveaway sponsored by The Ultimate Green Store. One winner will receive A Very Green Back to School Bundle- everything things you need including the Backpack. You can enter the Grand Prize Giveaway here.
The Ultimate Green Store | Back to School Giveaway!


A Very Green Back to School Grand Prize Giveaway



Welcome to A Very Green Back to School Grand Prize sponsored by The Ultimate Green Store. We are very excited to bring you this great back to school bundle to help kick start your green school year. The Ultimate Green Store is your one stop shop for all things green and eco friendly for your whole family. As you head back to school this fall think about taking a few steps to green up your school year. Enter below for your chance to win this backpack filled with eco friendly school supplies. When you are done entering for this amazing prize, check out the other blog who are also giving away green school supplies and accessories. You can find the list at the bottom of this post.
The Ultimate Green Store | Back to School Giveaway!




Burt's Bees Review



I have done a review for Burt's Bees twice now I believe. I love all of their items equally really. I have never tried a Burt's Bees item that I didn't like. Truly! 

This time around I received 2 new items from the Intense Hydration line for my review. I got the Cream Cleanser and the Treatment Mask


LEGO KidsFest is coming to Novi Michigan!!! GIVEAWAY



We've been invited and I have the wonderful opportunity to give away 2 tickets to this wonderful event as well!!! Here's some info!

LEGO® KIDSFEST MICHIGAN: OCTOBER 12 – 14
THREE FOOTBALL FIELDS OF HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL FUN FOR ALL AGES

THE LEGO® KIDSFEST NATIONAL TOUR STOPS IN MICHIGAN AT THE SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE IN NOVI, OCTOBER 12 – 14, 2012, BRINGING ALL OF THE CREATIVE HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON FUN OF LEGO BUILDING AND EXPERIENCES TOGETHER IN THIS THREE FOOTBALL FIELD ACTIVITY- AND  ENTERTAINMENT-PACKED FAMILY EVENT FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND BUILDERS OF ALL SKILLS AND INTERESTS.
   
AMONG THE MANY LEGO ATTRACTIONS, FAMILIES WILL FIND:
•         LEGO MODEL GALLERY: DOZENS OF LIFE-SIZED MODELS MADE ENTIRELY FROM LEGO BRICKS
•         LEGO MASTER BUILDERS: LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES FROM THE CREW WHO GET PAID TO PLAY
•         CREATION NATION: BUILD YOUR OWN CREATION TO ADD TO A CUSTOM MAP OF THE U.S.
•         RACE RAMPS: BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM CAR, THEN RACE IT DOWN THE RAMP AGAINST FRIENDS AND FAMILY 
•         LEGO GAMES ARENA: ROLL THE DICE TO PLAY LEGO BOARD GAMES
•         CONSTRUCTION ZONES: CREATIVE FREE BUILD, PLAY AND DISPLAY AREAS
•         LEGO DUPLO®: YOUNGER VISITORS CAN EXPLORE IMAGINATION THROUGH BUILDING
•         LEGO RETAIL AND KIDSFEST MARKETPLACE: PURCHASE LEGO MERCHANDISE AND OFFICIAL KIDSFEST TOUR GOODS
•         BRICK PILE: A GIGANTIC PILE FULL OF LEGO BRICKS FOR CREATIVE PLAY AND ENJOYMENT
•         MONOCHROMATIC BUILDS: BRICKS OF A SINGLE COLOR TO FOSTER GROUP CREATIVITY
•         BRICKSCAPES: FANTASTIC DISPLAYS THAT COMBINE LOTS OF LEGO AND DUPLO SETS
•         AND MUCH MORE, COVERING OVER 150,000 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE

“ANY FAMILY WHO LIKES TO BE INSPIRED, GET HANDS-ON AND HAVE FUN TOGETHER WON’T WANT TO MISS LEGO KIDSFEST,” SAID VINCE RUBINO, LEGO EVENTS MANAGER. “WE’RE BRINGING SO MANY ACTIVITIES FOR MICHIGAN FAMILIES TO TEST AND SHOWCASE THEIR CREATIVITY AND BUILDING SKILLS IN WHAT IS SURE TO BE A FAMILY EVENT TO REMEMBER.” 

BASED ON SELL-OUT ATTENDANCE IN PREVIOUS MARKETS, ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
FIVE SESSIONS – ALL IDENTICAL – ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE MICHIGAN OCTOBER 12 – 14 TOUR STOP.  LEGO KIDSFEST TICKETS ARE $20 FOR ADULTS AND $18 FOR CHILDREN AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.LEGOKIDSFEST.COM

THE LEGO KIDSFEST 2012 TOUR STOPS: CINCINNATI (MARCH 23 – 25), DENVER (APRIL 27 – 29), MILWAUKEE (JUNE 15 – 17), TEXAS (AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2), MICHIGAN (OCTOBER 12 – 14) AND PITTSBURG (NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2).   


FUN FACTS
MORE THAN 400 BILLION LEGO® BRICKS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED SINCE 1949.

THE LEGO® MINIFIGURE REPRESENTS THE WORLD'S LARGEST POPULATION OF PEOPLE! OVER 4 BILLION MINIFIGURES HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN THE LAST 30 YEARS. THIS IS ALMOST 12 TIMES THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES!
LEGO® MINIFIGURES ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD, LITERALLY. THE 2 MARS ROVERS HAVE AN IMAGE OF THE LEGO® MINIFIGURE ETCHED INTO THEIR FRONT GRILL.
APPROXIMATELY 7 LEGO® SETS ARE SOLD EACH SECOND.
THERE ARE ABOUT 62 LEGO® BRICKS FOR EVERY ONE OF THE WORLD'S 6 BILLION INHABITANTS.
LAID END TO END, THE NUMBER OF LEGO® BRICKS SOLD IN A YEAR WOULD REACH MORE THAN 5 TIMES AROUND THE WORLD.
THERE ARE 915 MILLION WAYS TO COMBINE SIX EIGHT-STUD LEGO® BRICKS.

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD SPEND 5 BILLION HOURS A YEAR PLAYING WITH LEGO® BRICKS.
WITH A PRODUCTION OF ABOUT 306 MILLION TIRES PRODUCED A YEAR, THE LEGO® GROUP IS THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF TIRES IN THE WORLD.
LEGO® IS THE CONTRACTION OF TWO DANISH WORDS, "LEG GODT" WHICH MEANS "PLAY WELL".
THERE ARE ABOUT 62 LEGO® BRICKS FOR EVERY ONE OF THE WORLD'S 6 BILLION INHABITANTS.
19 BILLION LEGO® ELEMENTS ARE PRODUCED EVERY YEAR. 2.16 MILLION LEGO® ELEMENTS ARE MOLDED EVERY HOUR, OR 36,000 PER MINUTE.



Pretty awesome right?? We personally can't wait to go to this wonderful event. Avery will have a BLAST I'm sure!! And secretly Jon and I are wanting to go and have some fun too!!

GIVEAWAY
I am hosting a giveaway for 2 Tickets to the opening day (October 12th 4-8:30 pm) for you and your child! 
Please use This Link to enter to win your tickets!!!
Winner will be chosen on Friday September 28th and your tickets will be emailed to you!
Don't forget to Like Lego KidsFest on Facebook and/or Twitter


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Krimson Klover Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I've worked with Krimson Klover in the past. I did one last winter with a gorgeous sweater of their's. This time around I received a summer tank top that I also love! I received the Day Dreamer Reversible Stripe top for review In the Charcoal/Poppy color


A Very Green Back to School Hop Sponsor Spotlight LUNCH SKINS



SimpleCityLife
Now that Avery will be starting school (2 more WEEKS!!!) it is time to think about lunches. At home I just make her a sandwich, give her some fruit and throw it on a plate or her placemat. But now that she'll be heading to school I need to pack more for lunches/snacks and I need to think about cost and garbage. 
A great way to save some money AND garbage is reusable bags. So Lunch Skins sent me a Sandwich and a Snack bag for my review.


A Very Green Back to School Hop Sponsor Spotlight ECO VESSEL



SimpleCityLife
I always look for more natural choices when I'm shopping for any product. I look for healthier options. Now it has been banned to put BPA in baby bottles, but what about other plastics? So for this reason I usually opt for Stainless Steel for drinkware. It doesn't contain all of those chemicals and it's easier to clean. So I contacted Eco Vessel and they were kind enough to send me the Kids Insulated Bottle with Straw Top in the Purple Butterfly for Avery

 It is a straw cup, and it comes with an additional straw
I'm loving this cup for Avery. It is insulated and keeps drinks cold for up to  12 hours I think it said. So this will be perfect for her to take juice or milk to school with her. 

We tested it out. I Gave her ice water and 9 hours later when we woke up the water and the outside of the cup were still cold. It worked and kept her drink cold for a LONG time. So this will truly be great for school. 

The lid on it closes up too. There's the little drinking spout, you push it down into the lid to keep it sealed and then pick it up to drink from it. 

I love the purple color and the butterfly that are on there. I just love the look of this cup and the stainless steel on it is great too. I do find SS to be much easier to clean than plastic. 

This cup comes in 4 other colors. 
Orange with a tree
Black with Flames
Blue Glow
and Silver Express
The cup is 13oz so it's the perfect size for children.

Price: $21.95 for this cup. It is a little pricey, but it's so worth it and this cup will last for years!

Overall: *****

 A VERY GREEN BACK TO SCHOOL HOP
For the Very Green Back to School Hop, Eco Vessel has offered one Mommy's Favorite Things reader the chance to win this same cup in the color of your choice!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from  Eco Vessel in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Eco Vessel for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway