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Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Urban Child Review and Giveaway

Max is one month shy of being officially one and a half years old, which first of all, blow my mind. It seems to have happened overnight! He's a walking, talking (kind-of) real-live-PERSON! I'm in no real hurry for him to grow up, but I know it's inevitable. I am actually excited for the day we transfer him to a big-boy bed, however he's nowhere near ready. I just don't trust the kid to be alone in his room without "baby-jail." But when that day does come, I'm one step closer to being prepared.

My Urban Child is an amazing, modern home decor shop. They have the absolutely must-have products for the coolest nurseries and the trendiest playrooms. Your child can eat, sleep, and play in style. They even have a section for your pets!
I am so excited to share My Urban Child with you, and I have no doubt that you will be just as smitten with the products you see as I have been.

Max and I recieved the Ollie & Lime George Toddler Bedding. I was really attracted to the simple design and fun colors. It's a more mature color combination than our previous brown and blue, but it's still a nice transition, and our blue things won't clash. The set comes with a comforter and matching pillow case, in the lime and milk chocolate color combination. I am really impressed with the quality of the comforter. It's a nice thick plush comforter that makes me want to snuggle right under it. It's 100% cotton, so it's perfect for summer and winter. I can't wait to see it on Max's big boy bed, one of these day.

One more thing I really like about My Urban Child is that it's a one-stop-shop. I'm really, really tempted to buy the rest of the Olli & Lime George products and just completely redo Max's room. They actually carry wallpaper, wall art, and pillows. Can you imagine?! ::swoon::


Win It:
One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win the same Olli & Lime George Toddler Bedding from My Urban Child!!

How to Enter:
Visit My Urban Child and tell me another item that caught your eye. 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!)
  • 5 entries- Purchase anything from My Urban Child
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Become a follower of My Urban Child's blog
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of My Urban Child on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Follow My Urban Child on Twitter
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to My Urban Child (include the link to your post)
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@myurban child & @heatherbusch)-One time only please
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)

Giveaway ends May 9 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. Residents, 18+** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Asher's Chocolates Review and Giveaway

I have a super-delicious review for you guys today! And if you're nice, you just might be rewarded...

Asher's Chocolates is the "oldest continuously family owned and operated candy making company" in the United States, and they are currently on their fourth generation. They offer a wide variety of yummy chocolate products, including assorted chocolate, chocolate covered cookies, and fudge, just to name a few. I am dying to try the chocolate covered potato chips! Not only that, but have an entire sugar-free, low-sodium chocolates.

I was lucky enough to try Asher's award-winning chocolate covered pretzels. Ummmm..... I totally get why they are award-winning. For real. Chocolate covered pretzels are at the top of my all-time favorite foods; you cannot beat the combination of salty and sweet. I opened the bag as soon as I got the chocolate covered pretzels in the mail, and I immediately ate two. I physically could not stop at one. I think my hubby got one or two, and I finished the bag in three days. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but it couldn't be helped. They were that good. And, just for the record, Mother's Day is coming up, and I know the mom in your life would love these. (hint, hint.)


Win It:
One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a bag of Chocolate Covered Pretzels like I reviewed!! Lucky!!

How to Enter:
Visit Asher's website and tell me another item that caught your eye. 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!)

  • 5 entries- Purchase anything from Asher's
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to Asher's (include the link to your post)
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch)-One time only please
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)

Giveaway ends May 7 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. Residents, 18+** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Are You a Winner??


The Cleverly Gifted giveaway had 307 entries. The winner is #39:
The Little Fish giveaway had 121 entries. The winner is #101:
momznite said... 101

The Small T necklace made out of license plate is fun.

The ABC Neckties giveaway had 135 entries. The winner is #102:
Terra H. said... 102

blogged about the giveaway #2
http://heckofabunch.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-blog-giveaways-75.html

The Zutano's giveaway had 247 entries. The winner is #142:
The Oompa giveaway had 84 entries. The winner is #16:
Congratulations to all the winners!!
All winners have 48 hours to respond to my emails before a new winner will be chosen.

Simply Orange Juice Review



Breakfast is hit or miss for me, most days. If I even eat breakfast at all, it's usually toast and water, and maybe coffee. I know it's bad, and I'm so much better with making sure Max has the right foods to start the day. It's just really hard for mom to take care of herself, but it's not impossible!

I recently had the opportunity to do a review of Simply Orange orange juice. I received a coupon for a free bottle, and although there were so many options for fresh juice, I settled on the Original. Simply Orange has a full day's supply of Vitamin C and is even certified by the American Heart Association. Juices have no water, sugar, or preservatives added, and is never made from a concentrate, so you know you are getting the best juice possible.

I am not a regular OJ drinker, but every now and then I get a craving, and Simply Orange is the best I've had. Some orange juices leave a funny taste in your mouth, but Simply Orange just tastes good. The flavor is great, and you can tell that the juice is fresh without a lot of extras. It's definitely my favorite, and I don't mind spending the extra money.

Simply Orange also carries Simply Apple, Simply Grapefruit, Simply Lemonade, and Simply Limeade.

Vinyl Craft Lettering Contest

Enter for a Chance at Over $200 in Prizes

Using vinyl letters for home decor is a fast growing trend in interior design. It allows you to add style to any room without paint and all the mess that comes therewith. Application of Vinyl lettering is quick and can be removed without damaging walls. We customize everything from wall lettering, to decorative tile letter to vinyl wall murals. It adds personality to any room either making a room lighthearted and fun or adding some serious charm.

The contest rules are simple and it is quick to enter.

Look here for more details

The winner will be announced May 4th, 2010. Best of Luck!

Visit Vinyl Craft Lettering for the chance to win!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Too Tired to Come Up with a Clever Title

Hey guys! I have taken a mini-break from blogging because, to be honest, I'm just so dang tired! I started my new job on Monday (which also happened to be my birthday!!) and it's a 40-hour, 8-to-5 job as a legal aide in a local law office. It's been busy, nerve-wracking, and exhausting, but I think I'm going to like it. I have kind of just been thrown into it, learning as I go. I have zero law experience, but I'm getting it slowly. But it's not easy; last night, I was asleep before 9!!

I know I have winner's to announce, and I have several reviews and giveaways to post for you all! It's all very exciting, but I'm trying to get settled into our new routine. I am NOT happy about having three hours or less with Max a day. :o( It's making me slightly depressed, but I know that it will be better for my family in the long run. It's just too hard to raise a family on a single-income.

For all you full-time working mothers out there, please tell me how you do it!?!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

UPrinting Hang Tag Giveaway

Once again, I have teamed up with UPrinting to share with you one of their great products. Today, I am spotlighting Hang Tags. You can design and create your own custom tags, which would be great if you sell anything handmade. You can tie these to your product to give it that professional and personal touch. I will be receiving some Hang Tags as well, and since I don't sell anything, I have decided to create gift tags that I can attach to gifts. I would love to hear suggestions on what else you could use these for!

Win It:
One Mommy Loves Giveaways reader is going to win 250 Hang Tags!! Visit UPrinting.com and tell me how you are going to customize your Hang Tags if you win. 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- Follow Uprinting on Twitter
  • 1 entry- Become a friend of Uprinting on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to UPrinting (include the link to your post)
  • 10 entries- Purchase anything from UPrinting
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@uprinting and @heatherbusch)
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)


Giveaway ends April 26 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. residents, 18+** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oompa Review and Giveaway


"NO BATTERIES. NO BLINKING LIGHTS. NO CARTOON-THEMED TOYS. PERIOD."

I absolutely love the story behind Oompa Toys. Maybe because it's so familiar. Early one morning, a mother tip-toeing through her infant's room crashes into a toy that instantly come alive with barnyard sounds. She decided then that her daughter needed more toys that would encourage her to use her imagination, and Oompa Toys was born. They now carry toys, baby gear, and furniture that are not only natural, safe, and lasting, but also made in safe environments, and not through child labor. I often pick a few of my favorite items to "showcase" at the beginning of each post, but honestly, it was torture to pick ONLY six items that could describe Oompa Toys. I couldn't even scratch the surface, so I insist that you look for yourself. There are so many toys that I had never seen before that I have put instantly onto our Birthday/Christmas Wish List, because Max HAS to have them. :o)
Oompa Toys sent me the Two Goblins Wardrobe Pegs from Bajo. I'm not sure why I was drawn to these little goblins, but I think they are adorable. At first I had assumed the goblins were two separate pieces, but actually they are one. I love the bright colors, and I just think they are fun. They are twice as cute in person. The Goblin Pegs, from what I can tell, are sturdy and durable, and painted with child-safe, non-toxic lacquers. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the Goblins on my wall, because the nails I used wouldn't hold them up (see? sturdy wood!) so I need to use screws. I can't wait to put them up at Max's level so he can practice hanging up his own coat. Yeah, right. Ha!

Win It:
One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win the same Goblin Wardrobe Pegs I reviewed!!

How to Enter:
Visit Oompa and tell me another item that caught your eye. 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!)

  • 5 entries- Purchase anything from Oompa
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to Oompa (include the link to your post)
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch)-One time only
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)

Giveaway ends April 22 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. Residents, 18+** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Zutano Review and Giveaway

I remember packing my hospital bag when I was pregnant with Max. So many thoughts and questions were going through my mind, but one of the most important and exciting things was, what was I going to bring him home in? His very first outfit, the one that would be in all the pictures, and I would remember forever. I changed my mind so many times, but I settled on packing two outfits, one newborn, and one preemie, just in case. It was cute, but not quite what I had imagined for all those months.
Itzy Bitzy is a collection of newborn and preemie (0-3 months) clothing from Zutano. I have yet to see one piece of clothing that I don't swoon over. The patterns are so bright and colorful and FUN. Definitely not just pink vs. blue. I love that each collection has several styles of tops, bottoms, and one pieces that you can mix and match. Also, I wish I would have had several of the onesies and tops when Max was first at home, because they are perfect for easy access to the umbilical cord, and they are easier for new parents to figure out how to put on. :o)
Max is obviously out of the Itzy Bitzy size chart (don't think I haven't bookmarked the website for Baby #2!!) but they do carry a few toddler size clothing items, and we received the short sleeve tee in Bold Stripe Chambray and navy pants. I was surprised how soft the clothing was, because they are cotton. But they were soooft. The Zutano outfit has quickly become one of my favorites, so it gets worn often. Even after about a bazillion washes, the fabric is just as soft and the colors are just as bright as they were the first time. I have no doubt that when we decide to have Baby #2, as soon as we find out the gender, I will be shopping Itzy Bitzy for our coming home outfit.

Win It:
One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a $75 giftcard to Itzy Bitzy (if you've won a giftcard from Zutano over the past 6 months you are not eligible for this prize- sorry, gotta share the wealth)!!

How to Enter:
Visit Itzy Bitzy and tell me your favorite collection. 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!)

  • 5 entries- Purchase anything from Itzy Bitzy
  • 1 entry- Follow Zutano on Twitter
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Zutano on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to Itzy Bitzy (include the link to your post)
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch)-One time only
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)

Giveaway ends April 20 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. Residents, 18+** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

"Max in the box." hee.
(Did I show this one already? I really like it, and I haven't uploaded my pictures from Easter yet.)

Finally Winners!!

I know I haven't posted winners in forever! But here they are now, so forgive me, okay? :o)


The winner of the Entrom's Almond Toffee is:
Cal said... 78

My mouth waters... Nut & Chew Assortment would be my choice!

The winner of the PlaSmart Yummy Dough is:
trixx said... 5

Entered the Vat19 Original Slush mug giveaway too!

The winner of the Original Slush Mug from Vat19 is:
The winner of the Natura Pillow from Mattress Giant is:
Lissa said... 164

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/LissaL/statuses/11326129140

Congratulations to all of the winners!
All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will be chosen.

Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt Promotion- Get FREE Yogurt

Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt has offered to host a healthy lifestyle promotion on Mommy Loves Giveaway, to celebrate their newly reformulated yogurt.

Now, with 20 percent of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins A and E, a blend of special probiotic cultures and fiber for digestive health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, YoPlus delivers health benefits in every cup.

The first 50 Mommy Loves Giveaways readers who sign up through the "Try It Free" tab will receive a FREE YoPlus 4-pack. After the 50 coupons for free yogurt have been claimed, everyone else can still sign up for a $1 off coupon. Everyone wins!

About Yoplait YoPlus yogurt:

  • The newly reformulated Yoplait YoPlus yogurt provides important health benefits in every cup, with the great taste consumers expect from Yoplait
  • Now, with 20 percent of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins A and E, a blend of special probiotic cultures and fiber for digestive health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, YoPlus offers a delicious way to get three steps closer to healthy, balanced living
  • YoPlus Flavors include Blackberry Pomegranate, Blueberry Acai, Strawberry, Vanilla, Peach and Cherry

Here's Me Begging...

I entered a photo into the Shutterfly birthday photo contest. Please vote for Max! :o)

::Edit:: Many of you were having problem with the box, so click HERE to vote. Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ABC Neckties Review and Giveaway

My husband is constantly complaining that I get so many packages in the mail. He's jealous that I get to review so many fun things, and why don't I ever review anything for him? Well, this one is just for him, and the few male readers of Mommy Loves Giveaways. Today, we will be DADDY Loves Giveaways. :o) And for the rest of you ladies, keep in mind that Father's Day is coming quickly!




Not too long ago, I did a review for Affordable Scarves, and today, I am featuring their "brother" website, ABC Neckties. ABC Neckties does for neckties, what Affordable Scarves does for scarves. Imagine that! :o) You can literally find a necktie for any occasion. You can browse by solid colors or patterns; skinny, bow, or clip-on; sports, cartoon, or fine arts; among MANY more options. And even better than the selection is the prices! Ties can be an expensive addition to a man's wardrobe, but it doesn't have to be any more.
ABC Neckties sent my husband this Black Poly Skinny Tie to review. I don't have a picture of him wearing it yet, but I don't think he would let me post it if I did! Haha. Skinny ties are all the rage these days. I have been seeing them everywhere! We both love the look, and the quality is great. I wasn't surprised. I've experienced nothing but superior quality and customer service from ABC Neckties. Thank you ABC Neckties for making me and my husband happy! Ladies, you know that ties are the best Father's Day gifts. (hint, hint!) You can save 15% off your entire order during their Spring Sale.

Win It:
One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win any tie of their choice from ABC Neckties!!

How to Enter:Visit ABC Neckties and tell me what tie you would pick. 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!)

  • 5 entries- Purchase anything from ABC Neckties
  • 1 entry- Follow ABC Neckties on Twitter
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of ABC Neckties on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Become a public follower of Mommy Loves Giveaways
  • 1 entry- Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways by email.
  • 1 entry- Become a fan of Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • 1 entry- Add my button to your website
  • 3 entries- Blog about this giveaway and link back to my blog and to ABC Neckties (include the link to your post)
  • 1 entry- Tweet about this giveaway (@heatherbusch)-One time only
  • 1 entry- Enter any of my other current giveaways (1 entry for each giveaway)
Giveaway ends April 16 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen through random.org. **Open to U.S. Residents** I received product from the company above in exchange for posting about the product. This is solely my opinion.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby Star- Everything 1/2 Off!!


Baby star is having a HUGE sale. Everything is 50% off from April 1 – April 5, 2010!!!