Sunday, November 29, 2009

Play All Day: Baby Must Haves

Play All Day is a Colorado based cloth diaper and diaper accessories manufacturer. We also have a line of Wonderful Woollies (tm) because here in Colorado, we understand how tough it can be to keep little ones warm. Finally, we have our Reuzables line which contains products that help us keep our kitchen and lunches as waste free as possible.


These longies are great to use as a diaper cover! They are made from 1 full layer of organic merino wool with a 2nd layer, same thickness lining above the knee.

These take dye great! You can even Kool-Aid dye them!

Sizes: 3-6 months, 6-12 months

Other sizes available by special order.


These organic cotton velour wipes are made from cotton grown and milled in the USA! They are luxuriously soft and are great to use as wipes or as a gentle washcloth.

They are also wonderful for wiping those tiny noses, or washing faces.

These measure 8.5" square and come in sets of 8.

Head on over to Play All Day to receive 10% OFF your order. Just email Kim@Playalldaygear.com to receive your discount.

Winners!


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Artistic Sensations - Anonymous #114 heidibokor @ yahoo.com

Chase's Treasures - Amy Mac #77

Glamma Toys - AStarrA #32

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder! If no response is received within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine all winners.

Ecojot: Variety of ecoKIDS Sketchbooks Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 240 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ cariboucake!

I'm a big fan of the company Ecojot. They offer a fabulous selection of recycled paper products and one very cool and creative website.

Here is more about this company from their website:

Ecojot® is a beautiful range of Canadian made 100% post-consumer recycled paper products which are perfect for today’s eco savvy user.

  • We use acid-free, processed chlorine free paper & board.
  • All our inks & glues are vegetable based, therefore bio-degradable.
  • No new trees are used to make our paper & the paper mill is powered by biogas harnessed from a nearby landfill.
  • All our protective packaging is corn-based. Furthermore, we try and use as much locally made raw material as possible.

Just look at some of the colorful ecoKIDS sketchbooks I received for this review. They are all spiral bound and contain 60 sheets of 70 lb. acid & chlorine-free 100% recycled paper. They're terrific sketchbooks and would make fun and unique holiday gifts this year.

My kids love them and they're a great way to showcase their beautiful drawings!

Ecojot would like to offer one lucky reader a variety of ecoKIDS sketchbooks!

To enter this excellent GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me one other item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Kids Can Press: Give the Gift of Reading

My husband and I really stress the importance of reading to our children. We want them to enjoy it rather than feel they have to do it. We get excited when we come across a great book for our kids. My 5 1/2 year old daughter loves books so much. Books are taking up most of her Christmas list this year!

I was thrilled to receive some really wonderful books from Kids Can Press. I love this company and what they have to offer. These high quality books are a must have in any collection.

The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear - recommended ages 4-7

The ninja, the cowboy and the bear do everything together — they paint pictures, compare cloud shapes in the sky, fly kites and much more. Though each friend is very different from one another, they enjoy each other's company. Until one day when they begin quarreling and compete to see which one is the best. The bear can pile up rocks the highest. The cowboy can collect the most raspberries. The ninja can catch the most rabbits. When each contest leads to more resentment, it seems the friends will never stop disagreeing. Only when they learn to be considerate of their differences do they finally realize how much they appreciate each other.

The cute, yet stylized artwork combined with a fun story about friendship and celebrating differences make this legend an unforgettable one.

This playfully illustrated picture book also includes instructions for the Ninja-Cowboy-Bear game, which is similar to Rock Paper Scissors except that kids use their whole body.

Lulu’s Pajamas - recommended ages 2-6

Young Lulu has the best Mama and Papa in the world and the best pet ladybug, Lili-Poo. After her Mama tells her a story and her Papa sings a goodnight song, Lulu drifts gently off to sleep in her favorite soft-as-a-butterfly-kiss pajamas. In the morning she decides “never ever” to take them off again! What will she do when her friends laugh and her beloved pajamas show the scars of a busy day at school? Suddenly Lulu can hardly recognize her pajamas, and they sure don't smell like a pink dream anymore.

Lulu's spirited, independent handling of a childhood rite of passage - choosing one's own clothes - will resonate with both children and parents. Irresistible illustrations and Lulu's note-perfect child's voice will make Lulu's Pajamas a bedtime favorite sure to become as well-worn as an old pair of pajamas.
Who Lives Here? Savanna Animals - recommended ages 4-7

The savanna is home to exciting animals whose bodies are suited to living on the warm, grassy plain. Elephants, giraffes, lions, meerkats, zebras and other animals have special ways of finding food, raising families and protecting themselves in this habitat with long dry seasons and shorter rainy seasons.The Who Lives Here? series looks at animals in their natural habitats - rain forests, polar regions, deserts, wetlands and savannas - and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.

All three books have wonderful illustrations and stories. I really love their "View a Spread" feature on their website. I was able to view several spreads inside the book. That will be very helpful when choosing out your books.

This holiday season, treat your little one to some fantastic books from Kids Can Press. They offer an amazing selection for children. You can easily shop by age group - Preschool to Young Adult.

Kids Can Press sent the books for review and I provided my honest opinion

Build-A-Bear Workshop: Portuguese Water Dog Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 267 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Edyta!

Who on Earth doesn't love Build-A-Bear Workshop?!? This is the place to build your one-of-a-kind animal. Become a kid again in this wonderful, magical store!

Build-A-Bear Workshop sent me their 16 in. Portuguese Water Dog. WHAT A CUTIE! How you can you resist this furry friend? It's so soft and cuddly. My daughter thinks it's one of the best animals she owns. I love it too. Hands down, adorable.

Build-A-Bear animals would make a great holiday gift. Frosty the Snowman, Holly and Hal Moose and their Winter Hugs Bear, just to name a few, are perfect for the season!

With their fantastic selection of clothes and accessories, you can really personalize your animal. Sports fans, foodies, boys and girls...they have it all.

Don't forget - they also offer gift cards! And FREE SHIPPING on your purchase of $35 or more. Use the discount code: 94590

Build-A-Bear Workshop would like to offer one lucky reader the Portuguese Water Dog you see pictured!

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me one other item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jillry Love: Gem Necklace or Fleur de Silver Earrings Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 204 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Hotsnotty2!

Jillry Love will be offering 10% OFF everything in their shop. Just use the discount code Funky Monkey in the notes to seller at checkout. Spend over $25 and you'll receive FREE SHIPPING!


The Gem Necklace

This necklace is dripping with fall color! Gorgeous shades of red, blue & gold on antique gold chain. Perfect for turtlenecks!

Fleur de Silver Earrings

These are gorgeous! Lightweight fleur de lis pieces on classic silver earwires.

Jillry Love would like to offer one lucky reader the choice of The Gem Necklace or the Fleur de Silver Earrings!

To enter this gorgeous GIVEAWAY you must visit their Etsy shop and tell me one other item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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aquaBling: Fleur de lis Water Bottle Charm Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Gerrie!

Whose bottle? Uniquely Yours...

Bottle-Confusion an act or instance of not knowing which bottle is your own; the quality or state of being confused about the ownership of a bottle.

The Story Behind aquaBling

The idea for aquaBling began when the company's founder, Evie, attended a family function. While cleaning up, she saw numerous half-empty water bottles being thrown away simply because nobody knew who they belonged to.While flying home a few days later, she noticed other families who struggled with the same "bottle confusion" dilemma. She began her research to find a practical, attractive, and affordable solution. Countless hours and many different versions later, aquaBling was born.

Our Mission

We believe it is possible to merge fashion with function and come up with something fabulous. Our products promote health, eco-conscious living, and personal style. With aquaBling, you can go eco-chic without drastically changing your lifestyle or spending a ton of money.

aquaPack

A set of five aquaBling in our reusable tin canister; a single charm style in all five colors. Perfect for the house, vacation home, RV, boat, or as gifts!

Fleur de lis

Perfect for the serious blinger, this is the ultimate in style, health, and eco-conscious living!

aquaBling would like to offer one lucky reader a Fleur de lis charm! You may also take 20% OFF your purchase with the discount code: FUNKY

To enter this clever GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell another charm design you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

  • SD-094PB
  • SwaddleDesigns Newest Collection: Pastel and Gold Dots
  • Plush fuzzy fabric with soft satin trim
  • Exclusive 2-way zipper opens from the top and the bottom (patent pending)
  • Opens from top making baby easy to access
  • Opens from bottom keeping baby snugly during diaper changes
  • Wearable blanket can be used when baby is ready to transition from swaddling
  • Has a TOG rating of 2.2 which is appropriate for temperatures of 65-70 degrees F. Please note: most medical experts recommend a sleep environment of 65-70 degrees F.
  • For babies up to 28 inches long
  • 100% Polyester
  • Machine Washable
  • Award Winner
  • Proudly made in USA
BLACK FRIDAY SALE going on right now at Milk Smart Mama!

Pure T Nursing Top - Super Soft modal fabric make this a truly luxurious top. Simply lift inside panel for easy nursing access. Removable scarf can double as a nursing cover. This is one of our favorite tops because the stretchy fabric is flattering on all shapes. Made in the USA by Pure T.

Baby Bond's are sale.
Baby Mel Diaper Bags are on sale.
Earth Mama Angel Baby is on sale.
Mystery nursing tops will be on sale for up to 65% off - limited stock!

Other specials all weekend long:

Free shipping on orders over $50.
Free shipping to Canada on orders over $125.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

LilyMe: Discount Code for the Holidays!

LilyMe would like offer you 10% OFF now through January 1, 2010. Enter code: lilymeblog with your first order to take advantage of this discount!

Winners!


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

DadGear - maxfate #210

365 Cards - one4earth #46

A little 2 Sassy - Amy Mac #9

LilyMe - nynekats #149

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder! If no response is received within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine all winners.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

GlammaToys: My First Sticky Mosaics Pets Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 153 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ AStarrA!


GlammaToys sent me a really cool kit for my daughter to try out. The My First Sticky Mosaics Pets is awesome! It includes 5 animal cards and all the sticky foam shapes you need to complete your projects. Don't worry about not having enough sticky shapes. There is plenty left over once your animals are complete.

The animal cards have a very child-friendly layout. Each shape is color coded so your little one will know exactly what color and shape to use. Just peel the shape off like a sticker and place on top of the cardboard cards. It's so easy and really makes your little one feel like an artist.

This was an excellent activity for my daughter to do. She had a blast and now hangs them proudly in her room. Plastic sticky hangers are also included so you can easily hang them up to display the masterpieces they've worked so hard on.

My First Sticky Mosaics Bring all the fun and excitement of our mosaics to pre-schoolers.

Contents:

• 1000+ sticky foam pieces

• 5 stunning designs

• 5 wall hangers

• 7 foam colours in 3 shapes

GlammaToys would like to offer one lucky reader the My First Sticky Mosaics Pets kit!


Educators and teachers can also check out what they have to offer here! They even pay special attention to special needs here.

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me one other item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Chase's Treasures: $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 278 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Amy Mac!

Personalized items are all the rage right now. Chase's Treasures sent me some really cute personalized placemats for my children. We love using them and my kids think they're extra special because they were made just for them!

The Race Car and Funny Bee Placemats are super. They're cute, functional and food wipes off easily.

These colorful 11x17 personalized placemats are sure to make mealtime more fun for your youngster. They add a cheerful touch to your table and help you minimize the clean up! Simply choose the motif that best suits the child’s passions.

Head on over to Chase's Treasures today to receive 15% OFF your order with the discount code: Holiday

Chase's Treasures would also like to offer one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate! Just in time for the holidays!

To enter this fabulous GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me how you would spend your $50. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Kidswitch: The Original Glow-in-the-Dark Light Switch Extender for Kids

KidSwitch allows toddlers to safely reach and turn on and off their lights. KidSwitch was just awarded #1 Child Safety Item for 2008 and 9 by Buzzillions.com. This award comes from perfect reviews and recommendation for the product by MOMS, not by “colleague friends” in the industry. KidSwitch allows parents to instill good energy saving habits in their toddlers at the perfect age. It also makes potty training much more effective as children can get up and turn on their room light and bathroom light by themselves without fear of the dark. It provides an independence that every child loves and makes every parent proud.


  • Teaches ENERGY SAVING Habits!
  • Allows toddlers to SAFELY reach and turn ON and OFF bedroom and bathroom lights!
  • Avoids injuries from children climbing on and falling off objects while trying to reach light switches.
  • Builds self-confidence!
  • Frees parents from performing this repetitive task!
  • Save Money: Stop leaving the lights ON all day!
  • GLOWS In The Dark!
  • Simple to Install!
  • Fun and EASY to Use!
  • Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Playrooms!
  • Your child will SMILE and say, "I did it myself!"

When Kids Can't Reach the Light Switch!

Kids will find their own way to reach the lights! Which can mean standing on unstable toys, often leading to injuries.Parents have to constantly get up or drop what they are doing to perform this task.The lights are simply left on all day to avoid the potential injuries or the constant hassle - not good for the wallet or the environment!


Now Kids Can Reach the Light Switch!

KidSwitch allows kids to SAFELY reach and operate room lights! No more worry about falling off toys.Parents don't have to constantly turn lights on and off for the kids.Kids learn at an early age how to turn the lights OFF when they leave the room! Very good for the wallet and the environment!

Head on over to KidSwitch now to receive FREE SHIPPING!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Tots: Personalized Swarovski Initial Shirts

Here is a special and spectacular gift for the holidays! The Tots Swarovski Inital T-Shirt is fantastic. Not only is it personalized, it's also gift wrapped and ready to present. Gotta love that!

The Tots sent me their adorable tee for my daughter. The long sleeve baby rib 100% cotton tee features an Swarovski rhinestone initial. It's just the right amount of bling for any little one - simple and sweet.

Get it in sizes 3-6 months all the way up to 6T. I chose the red for the holidays and absolutely love it. What a cute way to dress up any holiday outfit.


It comes in the following colors: baby blue, light pink and red.

Head on over to The Tots to see all of their wonderful gifts for boys and girls. You may take 10% OFF your order with the discount code: Funky

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Artistic Sensations: Sleeping Bag Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Anonymous #114!

Artistic Sensations, "the one-stop-shop to create your child's dream room" began in the early 90's by me, Kim Gellman, an at-home mother of two young boys, when I realized that creating the "perfect" kid's dream room was not at all as easy as I had imagined. So, in 1996, Artistic Sensations was born to fulfill the needs of all those parents who desire unique, customized, high quality furniture, bedding for boys and girls, accessories and gift ideas for their infants and young children. I chose an online presence first to offer as many parents as possible regardless of geographic location, the opportunity to decorate with unique style and have fun with their kids rooms. As we all know, busy parents rarely have the opportunity to frequent specialty stores. Our limited free time, which usually occurs after the kids go to bed or before they wake up in the morning, doesn't coincide with retail store hours!!!

All of our products are personally chosen by experienced parents and tested for safety and durability. We don't sell anything we wouldn't buy for our own children.

We are a family business, mother owned and operated with quality products and furnishings at the right price. We are here to help you outfit that special nursery or bedroom with unique, high-quality linens and furniture. You will not find our merchandise in the large, discount chain stores that specialize in baby products or bed and bath products. Our manufacturers use only the finest materials, and stand behind their lines 100 percent. At Artistic Sensations, our goal is to securely provide you with the finest product along with superb customer service.

Teen Hot Pink Peace & Lime Zebra Bedding Set

The 60's retro style in hot pink peace signs and polka dots combines with the modern lime zebra look for a truly unique bedding set. This pattern has eye-catching appeal and captures the look of cool style. Get your groove on!

Feeling Groovy Purple & Green Sleeping Bag

This trendy, super groovy sleeping bag will get you in your groove in no time! The Feeling Groovy Purple & Green sleeping bag features retro shapes and dots in brilliant green, purple, pale yellow and chocolate. It is a fun, chic sleeping bag that is certain to suit any teen or tween's decorating taste.

Add child's name or initials as an option to personalize it--Choose from a variety of thread colors and fonts. There is a $25 upcharge for personalization.

Artistic Sensations would like to offer one lucky reader the sleeping bag of your choice! Click here to see the wonderful selection!

You may also take 25% OFF your order with the discount code: Funkymonkey

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me the sleeping bag you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on November 25th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 26th.

Winners!


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Holly Yashi - sweetsue #219

Lunch Punch - mogrill #93

Baby LaLa - Anne #18

Madre Gear - Jessica # 13

Lia Sophia - Katie #54

Belle Pearl - courtneystoffel #85

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Kid's Busy Box: Create Together - The Gift That Keeps Kids Busy All Winter


Enjoy Hours of Unplugged Fun with Kid's Busy Box Craft Collections. Designed by moms specifically for you and your little ones.

Inspiring Growing Minds

It’s About Creativity: Children use their imagination to express themselves, explore the world around them and develop self-confidence. Kid’s Busy Box craft projects let your children express their creativity and learn new skills through hands-on experience.

It’s About Fun: Children love having fun and creating works of art. Kid’s Busy Box craft projects inspire your child to try new things, enhance feelings of accomplishment, and build a sense of pride.

It’s About Family: Sharing your time is one of the most valuable things you can give your child. Kid’s Busy Box was created to make spending quality time with your children easy, fun, educational and rewarding. You’ll be sure to build lasting memories while creating together.Kid’s Busy Box fills the need of moms, dads, nannies, and grandparents who don’t think of themselves as crafty. Whether it’s a tissue paper rainbow or yarn bird’s nest, Kid’s Busy Box is designed to give you the ideas and supplies you’ll need to have fun creating together.



"... a fabulous product, The Kids Busy Box, is a craft box with instructions and everything (and I mean everything) that your little artist needs to be able to create fun stuff." Capital Moms Blogspot

Winter Collection Crafts Include:

Pirate’s Spyglass -- Weather Wheel -- Twinkle Twinkle -- Sheep on the Farm -- “E” is for Eskimo -- Ice Skates -- Peek-A-Boo Igloo -- Skating Scene -- Tissue Paper Snowman -- Jingle Bell Bracelet -- Merry Moose -- Happy New Year Mobile -- Chinese Lanterns -- Pop-Up Groundhog -- Heart Crawler

Appropriate for ages 3 to 8. Your children are as precious as our own, please use care when working with small pieces. Adult supervision required.


"... a fabulous product, The Kids Busy Box, is a craft box with instructions and everything (and I mean everything) that your little artist needs to be able to create fun stuff." Capital Moms Blogspot

Fall Crafts Include:

Kitty Whiskers … Streams in the Forest … Paper Plate Tambourine … Paper Bag Scarecrow … Tractor on the Farm … Peek-A-Boo Barn … My Life Collage … Popcorn Corn … Woven Placemat … T is for Turkey … Styrofoam Spider … Thankful Paper Chain … Leaf Rubbing … Native American Teepee … Tissue Paper Jack-O-Lantern

Appropriate for ages 3 to 8. Your children are as precious as our own, please use care when working with small pieces. Adult supervision required.

Head on over to Kid's Busy Box to check out more of their specialty boxes, including their Princess and Transporation Collections. These would be so fun for the holiday season. Plus, what a great way to spend time together as a family.

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SwaddleDesigns: Stylish. Innovative. Modern.


Today, SwaddleDesigns is a trusted brand that new and experienced parents love for the quality, style, affordability, longevity, and educational value. Our customers appreciate that our multi-use blanket can be used for more than just swaddling. SwaddleDesigns is recommended by doctors, nurses, doulas, parent educators, and has a loyal, enthusiastic following of moms and celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Marcia Cross, and Angelina Jolie. Moms enjoy SwaddleDesigns line which offers a wonderful assortment of mixing and matching collections and coordinates with any nursery or mom‛s personal style. With nearly 1 million products sold, we delight in the thousands of testimonials from Swaddle Fans sharing why they love SwaddleDesigns.

Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002 with her husband, Jeff. When SwaddleDesigns introduced The Ultimate Swaddling Blanket to the market in 2003, it quickly became a best seller at top boutiques and retailers around the US and internationally. The inspiration for SwaddleDesigns was sparked when Lynette visited families with new babies and she noticed they struggled with swaddling for two reasons. First, the blanket they were using was too small, and second, they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. The parents pleaded with her to share the secret of the hospital nurses - how to swaddle. Lynette used her medical background and design education from the Art Institute of Seattle to develop the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket - large and square with swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of the blanket, so parents have an effective swaddling technique at their fingertips (patent pending). SwaddleDesigns first customer was a major hospital that purchased 4,000 blankets! They understood the importance of swaddling and the educational value of Lynette‛s blanket.


A new parent and celebrity favorite

Cotton Flannel is the #1 choice for USA hospitals to swaddle newborns - safe, secure, breathable
Oh-so-soft cotton flannel meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100

42 inch square with signature trim

Optimum size and shape for swaddling and much, much more

Makes a great sunshield, privacy throw when breastfeeding, playmat for tummy time

Easy to follow swaddling instructions sewn on the edge of the blanket

Designed by a nurse and winner of multiple awards

Great Gift will be used and treasured for many years

Made in USA


SwaddleDesigns Newest Collection: Pastel and Gold Dots

Plush fuzzy fabric with soft satin trim

Exclusive 2-way zipper opens from the top and the bottom (patent pending)

Opens from top making baby easy to access

Opens from bottom keeping baby snugly during diaper changes

Wearable blanket can be used when baby is ready to transition from swaddling

Has a TOG rating of 2.2 which is appropriate for temperatures of 65-70 degrees F. Please note: most medical experts recommend a sleep environment of 65-70 degrees F.

For babies up to 28 inches long

100% Polyester

Machine Washable

Award Winner

Proudly made in USA

Eco-Friendly. In addition to manufacturing locally and offering a certified organic collection, SwaddleDesigns uses many domestic fabrics, sustainable fibers, recycled fibers, and recyclable packaging.

Both the Ultimate Receiving Blanket and zzZipMe Sack come in organic fabrics as well.

Head on over to SwaddleDesigns to take 10% OFF your order with the discount code: MadeinUSA. Shop now! Plus receiving FREE SHIPPING on $75+ orders within the US.

Follow SwaddleDesigns on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook (Swaddle Designs). Facebook fans get the inside scoop, fan discounts and previews of new collections.

Monday, November 16, 2009

babySNAZZ: Stylish Gear for Mom & Baby

Oh baby it's cold outside! Now is the time to snuggle up with stylish baby legwarmers from babySNAZZ. This company offers a huge variety of legwarmers in a fantastic assortment of patterns and colors.

These look great on babies, toddlers and even little girls. My daughter loves the legwarmers I received from babySNAZZ. She is much older, but enjoys wearing these to dance and under her clothes during the colder months.



Baby legwarmers make diaper changing a cinch! And crawlers love these! Protect their knees with these wonderful warmers.




We love the BabyLegs Package Deals - Organic Florals 3 Pack that were sent to us. The floral patterns are cute and look great for the Fall. They're soft, super stretchy and stay on the leg. They don't fall down or cut into the leg uncomfortably. My daughter loves them. I wish I had known about these when she was a baby. I would have purchased a ton of them!

These are currently on sale for $18.97! Save 58% - it's a knockout deal!

Here is more about them from their website:

Certified Organic, Includes Organic Rose, Tulip, and Vine. Buy all 3 coordinating pairs and save!

About BabyLegs:

~Make diaper changes a breeze
~Protect soft knees from harsh surfaces
~Keep legs warm year round
~Provide light weight sun protection
~Make EC'n & potty training easier
~Jazz up any dance class
~Make a fun fashion statement with styles for every occasion
~Feet remain free to allow for successful crawling, walking, and dancing.
~BabyLegs also help keep socks on! They're fun to use as arm warmers too!

One size fits most. 80% organic cotton, 15% polyester and 5% spandex. Hand Wash and flat dry recommended. No chlorine bleach.

Head on over to babySNAZZ today to check out their stylish products for mom and baby.

babySNAZZ provided the leg warmers for the review and I provided my honest opinion

Babynut: Natural Products for Mother & Baby


Babynut offers a unique assortment of natural, organic, and alternative products to support pregnancy, adoption, childbirth, parenting, babies, and toddlers. Babynut offers organic baby clothes and toys.

Why Use Natural Products for Mother and Baby?

If you are a pregnant or new mother, you are involved in the beginnings of a journey that will last for the rest of your life. I know you want to be the very best mother you can be to your baby. The pregnancy and the first three years of your baby’s life are the most important years in terms of physical, mental and emotional development. If you can give your baby a very good start, this foundation will serve your baby well for the rest of his or her life.

Babynut is committed to helping you along your journey by providing natural, organic and alternative products for you as a mother and for your baby and toddler. Natural products like organic cotton baby clothes are produced without the use of pesticides or toxic dyes. Natural body and skin care products and organic cotton baby clothes, diapers and blankets are kind and gentle to your new baby’s skin as your baby adjusts to life outside the womb. As your baby grows, she will be more able to handle or withstand chemicals or less-than-natural clothing. But – at least in the beginning – give your baby a chance to get used to life on Planet Earth before assaulting her senses with chemicals and artificial fabrics.

My husband, Jer, and I invite you to browse through the seven product categories to see all of our natural products we have assembled for mother and baby. I research all of our product offerings thoroughly and can assure you of their quality and safety. Babynut is an organic cotton store that offers organic cotton baby clothes, cotton clothes and hand-knit alpaca clothes for your baby or toddler. We offer organic cotton and cotton maternity and nursing clothes. We offer Maya Wrap baby slings, Moby Wrap slings, My Karma Baby organic cotton slings and two baby carriers from Baby Trekker. We offer organic gift baskets for mother and baby. We offer astrology charts for baby as well as astrology-theme baby clothes designed just for Babynut. We offer five brands of natural body products, including organic and vegan baby skin care products. We offer homeopathic medicines and flower essences for mother and baby. We offer organic cotton toys and educational and classic wooden toys and puzzles for babies and toddlers. I am sure you will find many natural products that support you on your parenting journey.

I also invite you to visit the Nutsense! page and browse through all the articles I have written or compiled on natural pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Nutsense! is a free online and email natural parenting newsletter that I publish six times a year at the beginning of every January, March, May, July, September and November. I think you’ll find that Nutsense! has a unique blend of wisdom and humor, and is a more literary, psychological and spiritual approach to parenting than other newsletters available online.

Babynut is an inclusive site and supports all kinds of nurturing parents and families. We appreciate that there are many ways to raise a child in love. We welcome you with respect and love, and hope you will enjoy your browsing and shopping experience.

Organic Cotton Side Snap Long Sleeve Shirt - Free Shipping

This side snap, long sleeve shirt from Under the Nile is a wardrobe staple for newborns. Can be worn under other clothing as an undershirt or can stand alone.

Now in TWO sizes: 0-3 months and 3-6 months. FIVE colors: natural, pink, blue, yellow and green. Machine washable. Made from Demeter certified organic Egyptian cotton. Nickel-free snaps. The sleeves have flaps at the wrist to serve as mittens.

Free USA Ground Shipping!

Under the Nile’s farm and manufacturing area is located in the Egyptian delta. Devoted to the health of their employees and the environment, their community includes a school, a hospital and a cafeteria that serves organic food.

Organic Cotton Bunny Blanket Friend by Under the Nile

Organic Bunny Blanket Friend by Under the Nile. This soft and cuddly toy is part bunny, part blanket. It’s the perfect toy for your newborn baby to go to sleep with or take along on outings for comfort and security.

Made from Demeter certified organic Egyptian cotton flannel. Machine washable. A perfect match for our soft and cozy flannel pajamas or our swaddle blanket sets. Choose a Pink or Blue or Green Bunny.

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Head on over to receive 10% OFF your order with the discount code: walnut

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Friday, November 13, 2009

LilyMe: Charm Bracelet Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 178 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ nynekats!

Just look at them. They're so sweet and special. Introducing LilyMe, a company that creates beautiful personalized charm bracelets. I was fortunate enough to receive their Flat Circle Butterfly Charm Bracelet in Plated Gold. It also comes in silver.

Here is more about it from their website:

One 18 carat plated gold butterfly charm mounted on thin satin lace. Available with a wide variety of cord colors. This lovely French charm bracelet will dazzle anyone lucky enough to receive it, no matter the occasion. Whether you're looking for the perfect anniversary gift, or you're shopping for a Mother's Day gift, this gold charm bracelet is the perfect way to say how much you care. Choose your cord color after you've added this item to your cart and are ready to check out.

You get to choose your satin cord color. They offer 15 colors to choose from and 5 fully adjustable sizes. Since this bracelet is fully adjustable, it fits snugly and comfortably. It's light as a feather and really accessorizes any outfit. I love mine and love their personalized styles.

LilyMe would like to offer one lucky reader the one charm bracelet of their choice.

You may also take 10% OFF your first order though January 1, 2009 with the discount code: lilymeblog

To enter this beautiful GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me the bracelet you love. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on November 20th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 21st.

LilyMe provided the bracelet for the review and I provided my honest opinion. A big thank you to Momblebee for introducing this company.

Shabby Apple: Delicious Dresses for the Holidays

Going to a holiday party this year? Do you have an event and have nothing to wear? Have I got a place for you - Shabby Apple. This company offers an amazing selection of dresses for all occasions. I'm like a kid in a candy store when I browse through their website.

Shabby Apple sent me their Tuxedo IV to review. I love the simple black silhouette and the adorable ruffle detailing. This cotton dress has a bit of stretch to it thanks to the cotton/spandex blend. It hugs in all the right places and looks fabulous on.

This dress is fit true to size. If you have a sizing concern, return your dress to Shabby Apple and they will send you a new size for FREE! That's great!

I am 5'4" and this dress comes below my knee. I will probably be hemming it to hit right at my knee like the model in the photo. I also LOVE the red shoes. I'll be stealing that look!

Head on over to Shabby Apple to take advantage of their 10% OFF sale going on right now through November 17, 2009. Enter code holiday10off at checkout.

Shabby Apple provided the dress for review and I provided my honest opinion

SHOP.COM: Zhu Zhu Pets

I recently read on the internet that Zhu Zhu Pets are one of the hottest holiday gifts this year. My daughter has spotted these and has added them to her Christmas list.

SHOP.COM will help you find your Zhu Zhu Pets at low prices. Search through their wonderful selection of these adorable critters. I love that they're so easy to find and it's all right at my fingertips!

Head on over to SHOP.COM to start shopping and saving today!