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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Max was "helping" us pack for the big move.


Charm Factory and Chuck the Yuck Winners!!

Okay, I have TWO giveaways to draw for! Charm Factory had 184 entries, and Chuck the Yuck had 26 entries.

For Charm Factory:
#90- Katie Hopkins said "Entered 4 Sweet Cheeks giveaway"- Congratulations!!

For Chuck the Yuck:
#9- Katie H AGAIN!! (Wow!! Can you say lucky or what?) said "blogged http://insearchofgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/chuck-yuck-giveaway.html"

Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email before new winners will be chosen.



Blog Award

I received my first Blog Award today!! Thank you to SOLO DOT MOM for thinking of me!


Rules for this "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I'll be back to pass the award along!!

Update

I'm still here guys!! We just got moved in, and I'm trying to get things settled. I should have TWO WINNERS to announce tonight.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Willow Creek Signs Review + Giveaway



Willow Creek Sign Company is a wall decal company created by two military wives. Between the two of them, they have SEVEN children! Can you imagine? My one-and-only keeps me pretty busy most days. Anyways, when I stumbled across their Etsy shop (surprise- surprise, right?) I fell in love! I have been intrigued with wall decals for awhile now, but I have yet to take the leap. First of all, how do you choose?! Willow Creek Signs has over 400 designs! I contacted them, and to my delight, they agreed to let me do a review.


After looking through every single option, I finally decided the "Bless Our Home with love and laughter" decal. It's gorgeous and sophisticated. Unfortunately, we are in the middle of moving, (literally!) and I didn't get a chance to put it up on a wall yet. They also snuck in one of these cute little bird decals in my package. How cute are they? I am thinking about putting it in my bathroom. So whimsical and fun. Willow Creek Signs has decals for every room.

I LOVE these little love birds on the branch. I mean, really, really love them. I love the delicate branches, the little flowers, and the bird family. Cute!!

And how about this sweet decal, perfect for a nursery? It says "A moment in my arms... Forever in my heart." Awww. That is SO true.

I really want one of these family signs, too. I think it's really pretty. I like the "Established" date, too. What a great addition to a family room.
One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Willow Creek Signs!

Buy It:
You can buy these decals and more at Willow Creek Signs.


Win It:
Visit Willow Creek Signs and tell me your favorite item. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

Extra Entries:
(Leave each entry in a separate comment, so that it gets counted! Also, make sure you leave your email in the entry if it is not on your profile!)


  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entries- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook and comment on my page about this entry
  • 1 entry- Update your Facebook status with this giveaway
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to Willow Creek Signs (include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from Willow Creek Signs
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch) (you may tweet once a day)
  • 2 entries- Enter this giveaway in any Linky or giveaway listing (include the link in your post)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends October 8 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 9. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents**

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Pig Art Winner!!

The Little Pig Studio giveaway is closed. There were 164 entries!

#15- Jennifer Watrous said "Entered in the hooded towel giveaway"- Congratulations!!


Winner had 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will be selected.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Allure by Jen Review


I love makeup, even though I don't wear much more than foundation and powder, since having Max. It's just too much work, and I only put on my full face for special occasions. :) I love looking for new products and new colors.
Allure by Jen makes professional mineral makeup, but at prices you can afford! Mineral makeup is made using natural and healthy ingredients that aren't going to clog your pores. Its light and is actually good for your skin.

I received the warm glitter lip balm. It's definitely an evening lip balm. I wouldn't wear glitter lip balm during the day, but I would at night. Surprisingly, the glitter doesn't make the lip balm dry out or feel rough on my lips. I do like the color a lot though, I just wish there was a little bit less glitter.

I also received 5 colors of eye shadow: Mermaid, Enchanted Forest, Arizona, Precious, and Wink. I just love the names, and I think they accurately describe the colors. Most of these colors I feel are night time shadows. I usually wear more neutral colors during the day. These colors are fun and really pop, that's for sure.


Allure by Jen also carries foundations and concealers, blushes, solid perfume, eyeliners and more. They carry multi-product kits and you can buy samples for almost nothing. Allure by Jen seriously has something for everyone.

I also have to note that many products are Vegan Friendly *AND* I love a company that give back. Allure by Jen donates 10% of all sales.

Please, go check out Allure by Jen. I know you'll love it!

Just a Note

Ok guys, I just want to give a heads up that the next few days, I will be super busy packing up my house and moving, so I might not get on here to post giveaways and winners. I will try my hardest to make sure I stay updated, but bear with me. I have LOTS more giveaways to post in the next few weeks.
Thanks,

Winner!!

The Chunky Butt Candle & Bath Co. giveaway is closed. There were 116 entries!
#8- Andrea V- Congratulations!!

Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will be chosen.

Friday, September 25, 2009

CatGenie 120 Giveaway

I had my cat, Squeekers, for almost 9 years before he died. He was my little baby, before I had a real life baby. By far, my most hated chore was scooping the litter box. First of all, it's GROSS and a mess. Every time I had to scoop, I wished there was a self-cleaning box. And holy cow, there IS!

The CatGenie 120 "acts like a cat box, works like a toilet, and cleans like a modern washing appliance." This box is self-scooping, and self-cleaning. How awesome is that? It uses water and SaniSolution to wash and sanitize the bowl and crystals (no more buying litter!) and then dries itself with hot air.

How it works:
1) CatGenie requires a one-time, simple do-it-yourself hook up to cold water and an electric outlet.
2) CatGenie uses litter-like Washable Granules to satisfy kitty’s need to dig and cover.
3) When kitty goes, the liquid drains away from the Granules so only the waste gets flushed.
4) When cleaning starts, the GenieHand scoops out the solid waste, which gets liquefied for safe, easy removal.
5) Fresh water fills the basin and the GenieHand scrubs and scours cat box and Granules.
6) The cat-safe SaniSolution deconta-minates the Granules and cat box of germs and odors.
7) Liquefied waste and sudsy water get flushed down toilet or drain and safely out of the home.
8) A hot-air blower completely dries the Granules and cat box for kitty’s comfort.
I am so amazed at this thing! And I am jealous, because one of you is going to win a CatGenie 120 Tabby Package, a #329.99 value!! Aren't you excited?!

  • CatGenie 120, World’s Only Self-Flushing, Self-Washing Cat Box
  • 1 SaniSolution Cartridge good for 120 cycles
  • 2 boxes of washable Granules (one to fill, one to replenish)
  • 2 SuperClean Pouches
  • 2 T-Adapters for either a laundry or bathroom setup
  • Manuals for Simple Set Up, Operations and Cat Acclimation.



Buy It:
You can buy the CatGenie 120 at CatGenie.

Win It:
Visit CatGenie and tell me something you learned. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

Extra Entries:
(Leave each entry in a separate comment, so that it gets counted! Also, make sure you leave your email in the entry if it is not on your profile!)

  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entries- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Update your Facebook status with this giveaway
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to CatGenie (include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from CatGenie
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch) (you may tweet once a day)
  • 2 entries- Enter this giveaway in any Linky or giveaway listing (include the link in your post)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends October 5 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 6. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents**

Wow!!

I have over 100 followers now!! Thanks guys!! I appreciate each and every one of you! You have totally made my day.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ReliOn Temple Thermomter Review and Giveaway

The first time I took Max's temperature I was scared to death. He was only a couple weeks old and I had to do it rectally. I practically cried along with Max, and made my husband hold Max still while I did it. I wished that I had a better way to do it.

ReliOn makes it a little easier, with their brand new Temple Touch Thermometer. The Temple Touch Thermometer works in about 6 seconds. Even with a squirming baby, that is pretty fast! It's as simple as

1) Press the on button
2) Wait for the 2 beeps
3) Press and hold to temple area
4) Wait for 1 beep.

That's it! I've never used another temple or ear thermometer, so I can't compare, but so far, I feel that it's been pretty acurate! The ReliOn Temple Thermometer uses R.A.T.E. technology to measure the heat radiating from the body.

My favorite feature of the ReliOn Temple Thermometer is it's size. It's small enough to throw in the diaper bag and go. My *only* issue with it is that I worry if I have the correct placement for an accurate reading, but I think with some practice, I will be confident with it.

One of my readers is going to win a ReliOn Temple Thermometer!

Buy It:
You can find these the ReliOn Temple Thermomter at ReliOn or Wal-Mart.

Win It:
Visit ReliOn and tell me about another product they carry. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

Extra Entries:
(Leave each entry in a separate comment, so that it gets counted! Also, make sure you leave your email in the entry if it is not on your profile!)

  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entries- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Update your Facebook status with this giveaway
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to ReliOn (include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from ReliOn
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch) (you may tweet once a day)
  • 2 entries- Enter this giveaway in any Linky or giveaway listing (include the link in your post)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends October 4 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 5. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents**




Smart Mom Winner

The Smart Mom Jewelry giveaway had 150 entries!! Thank you everyone for enterting.
#113 brandy- Congratulations!!

Winner will be emailed and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Winner was chosen through random.org.




Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Balaboosta Baby Review + Giveaway

Before having Max, I wasn't sure I wanted to breastfeed. I just didn't think I would feel comfortable with it. BUT all the books pretty much say you don't love your baby if you don't breastfeed (KIDDING!) so I figured I would at least give it a shot. Even one day is better than none, right? Well, yes, it was hard work, but it was SO REWARDING. I breastfed Max for a little over 6 months. I didn't even work as hard as I could have at it, and we slowly weaned out of convenience. For our next baby, I really want to strive for exclusive breast feeding for at least 6 months. One of the major contributing factors of us adding more and more bottles was that I just didn't care for nursing in public.
Balaboosta Baby makes an AWESOME nursing cover. I was sent a nursing cover in Amy Butler's Pine Coriander fabric. The print is cute, fun, and modern, and the material is light, so you aren't sweating to death! The cover is also made with an adjustable neck strap for custom fitting and has a rigid neckline, so you can keep an eye on your little one to maintain eye contact for bonding and to help with getting your little one to latch. My favorite feature is the pocket on the inside corner, perfect for stashing a nursing pad, which, frankly, are a little embarrassing to just whip out of your diaper bag! I have never seen a nursing cover that has that. All covers are also pre-washed, so you know it's not going to shrink on you. One final thing I appreciate is the folding instructions. Sounds simple, but I could never get my old cover folded the same!
Balaboosta Baby also has these great diaper clutches. I really need one of these. My diapers are always getting shoved to the bottom of the diaper bag and getting crunched. The diaper clutches hold a wipe case and 2-3 diapers. It's perfect for when you don't need the whole diaper bag, you can just grab the clutch and run.
Another mommy-must-have is burp cloths. We all know, by now, how crazy I go over the cute burp clothes. Plain white burp clothes are so out. Balaboosta Baby has so many cute and trendy patterns. They are made out of super-absorbent, 100% cotton cloth diapers.

Balaboosta Baby has everything you might need to be a trendy mama. And if you are looking for a great gift for someone, Balaboosta Baby includes a gift card and free shipping to the recipient!

Balaboosta Baby has offered one of my readers a set of burp cloths in your choice of pattern!

Buy It:
You can find these products and more at Balaboosta Baby.

Win It:
Visit Balaboosta Baby and tell me which pattern you would choose. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

Extra Entries:
(Leave each entry in a separate comment, so that it gets counted! Also, make sure you leave your email in the entry if it is not on your profile!)

  • 1 entry- Comment on a blog post of Balaboosta Baby (tell me what post you commented on)
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entries- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Update your Facebook status with this giveaway
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to Balaboosta Baby(include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from Balaboosta Baby
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch) (you may tweet once a day)
  • 2 entries- Enter this giveaway in any Linky or giveaway listing (include the link in your post)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends October 3 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 4. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. and Canada**


Band Aid and Neosporin Giveaway!

September is National Preparedness Month. It is so important to be prepared in case of an emergency. Just recently, there are thousands of people who have been affected by floods and fires, and I'm betting most of them were unprepared.


The first step is creating an emergency kit. This kit should include basic survival necessities, including water, food, radio, first aid kit, etc. Second, you should make a plan. This plan should include how you will contact family members, having prepaid phone cards accessible, and what each family member will do in the event of an emergency. You should also be informed about what kind of emergencies are most likely to occur where you live and how you should react to these events. Finally, get involved in preparing your community, so you can work together in the event of a major emergency.


Band-Aid and Neosporin have teamed up and want everyone to know how important it is to have an up-to-date first aid kid in your home and in your car, so you are prepared in any event. A recent study found that 40% of homes have an EXPIRED tube of Neosporin in their medicine cabinet. Accidents occur when we least expect them, and we want to have the most effective treatments for our little ones, don't we?


One reader is going to win the above Band-Aid and Neosporin products.

  • BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages plus Antibiotic Waterproof - 100% waterproof; provides infection protection with antibiotic ointment right on the pad to heal wounds faster than with an ordinary bandage
  • NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Ointment- helps prevent infection and provides temporary relief of pain or discomfort in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns

And we have a second giveaway!

Did you know the lips are the most fragile skin on the body? I had no idea. Now that the weather is getting colder, I do know that I will have a tube of chapstick permanently attached to my body. I hate chapped lips! Neosporin has two NEW Lip Care products. Both of these products have been clinically proven to restore visibly healthier lips in THREE days. Wow! They have a patented technology that penetrates the skin, as opposed to other brands that are topical treatments only.


One of my readers will win one each of:

  • Daily Hydration Therapy (nourishes and strengthens the lips by day; has SPF 20
  • Overnight Renewal Therapy (works during the body's natural recovery process while you sleep, resulting in softer, smoother lips by day)



Buy It:
You can find these products at BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN®.

Win It:
Visit BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN® and tell me a favorite product from each. This entry is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries will be counted.

Extra Entries:
(Leave each entry in a separate comment, so that it gets counted! Also, make sure you leave your email in the entry if it is not on your profile!)

  • 1 entry- Tell me how your family is prepared for an emergency.
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entries- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Update your Facebook status with this giveaway
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN® (include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN®
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch) (you may tweet once a day)
  • 2 entries- Enter this giveaway in any Linky or giveaway listing (include the link in your post)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends October 2 @ midnight CST. Winner will be announced October 3. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **U.S. Only**


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

Max loves pickles! He always steals mine when we order sandwiches.


The Kim's Creation had 87 entries!!
#48- Katie Hopkins! Congratulations!!

The winner will be emailed and has 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.