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Monday, November 22, 2010

SheSewChic Review and Giveaway

Uh oh, you guys. I have a post featuring two of my VERY favorite things: Etsy and Christmas!!

SheSewChic is an awesome Etsy shop I stumbled across. You can design your own, personalized Christmas stocking choosing the sock pattern, band patter, font style and color. The possibilities are nearly endless. I think these stockings are so fun and playful, and unique. I've never seen any stockings like this, and I like it that way! Check out combination ideas on their facebook page. SheSewChic also makes super cute embroidered clothing, cosmetic bags, and cloth wipes.

SheSewChic let me design my own stocking. Max already has a stocking from last year, but I don't, so I was totally selfish and got it with my name on it. I love it so much that I'm already picking out patterns to get hubby one. I placed my order, and the stocking was in my mailbox within days. I was surprised how quickly it came, but I was even more surprised by the size! This thing is huge! I would guess that it's easily double the standard size of Christmas stockings you buy at the store. Over the last few years, I've done a lot of price comparisons on personalized, and you really can't find a better deal than SheSewChic. I thought the material might be your basic cotton, but it's actually upholstery fabric, so definitely sturdy and I know it's going to last for many years to come. I had fun picking out the various pattern and color combinations, and it's definitely ME! I can't wait to hang them all up!

One lucky MLG winner is going to receive a $20 gift certificate to SheSewChic! To be entered, just let me know your favorite stocking combination from the Etsy Shop or Facebook page! (Mandatory)


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Required stuff: This is not a paid review. I received product in exchange for the review, but these are my own opinions. Giveaway ends December 2 at midnight.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ToiletTree Review and Giveaway

My husband is a man. Meaning, he's not quite as neat and tidy as I would like. One of my biggest pet peeves is when he shaves, leaving hundreds of tiny hairs all over my bathroom sink. Gross! It's something I figured I would always have to deal with, until I could afford a place with my own bathroom. But I found another solution!



The ToiletTree Fogless Shower mirror is pretty awesome. The mirror adheres to your shower wall, and remains fogless during the shower. It was super easy to put up, and we haven't had any problems with it yet. My very favorite feature is that I no longer have to clean out hair from the sink. Hallelujah!! The husband says that the shave is better in the shower, than when he did it over the sink, so we're both happy. The Fogless Shower mirror works great, not only for shaving, but removing makeup, tweezing, and exfoliating, just to name a few. It's shatter-proof, rust-proof, and designed to be fogless for a lifetime. This is definitely a great gift idea for the man (or lady) in your life.

One lucky MLG reader is going to win a ToiletTree Fogless Shower Mirror too! Please visit the ToiletTree website and tell me something else you learned.

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Required stuff: This is not a paid review. I received product in exchange for the review, but these are my own opinions. Giveaway ends December 1 at midnight.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Groupon

Just wanted to share with you real quick the website Groupon that I discovered recently:

"Groupon negotiates huge discounts on popular local goods, services and cultural events. Then we offer the deals to thousands of subscribers in a free daily email. The deals are activated only when a minimum number of people agree to buy. So our subscribers get a great deal and the business gets a ton of new customers. Win-win."

Click here to check out the savings in your area.

Last week, I got a session with Santa plus a print package for only $10!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winners!


The winner of the Pear Tree greeting cards is #11:

Kimberly said... 11

The best thank you I ever received was from my hubby the first night we met. I hosted a business dinner -- I still have the card!



The winner of the Scentsy giveaway is #76:

Isi and Jas' mom said... 76

I am a follower



The winner of the Time and Sand giveaway is #10:

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said... 10

I follow you on google friend connect.



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

Baby Bond Review and Giveaway

Breastfeeding as a new mom can be one of the most challenging and most rewarding experiences of your life. It's amazing knowing that your body is responding and you are providing all the nourishment that your baby needs. But it's also a very unfamiliar, uncomfortable experience, and unfortunately, our society doesn't help the situation. Luckily, the mall we usually go to has a "family room" that provides a comfy couch where you can breastfeed in private, and eventually I got the confidence and courage to breastfeed out "in the open" (with a cover of course - I'm not that brave). I always felt a little bad that Max had to eat while being covered up.


I'm really excited to share with you BabyBond Couture. This wrap doubles as nursing top and a belly band and the size is customizable to fit your body the way it needs to. To use as the top, you wrap it around the side you want, and you can discreetly pull your breast out the opening, so you are completely covered up, and your baby doesn't have to be! If you are like me, you I never bought a lot of nursing tops, just pulled my shirt up. But, I always felt uncomfortable with my saggy belly being exposed. The BabyBond Couture wraps around your belly, so you can breastfeed without worrying about what others are seeing.


When I first got my BabyBond Couture, I had to try it out, to see if I could figure it out. It only took me a couple minutes of practice to get it on, and honestly it's really easier than I thought it would be. One thing I really liked was that you could roll it up and fold it into it's own, self-storing pouch. Just roll it up, flip it inside the pouch and you can toss it in your diaper bag. Super handy. Super easy. I love it.


BabyBond is offering a 75% discount on their site for any reader who orders a BabyBond on babiesrus.com. Now you will be able to buy 2 BabyBonds for less than $46!!! All you need to do is email a copy of your receipt from Babies R Us to missy@babybondnursing.com, and she will reply with a 75% off discount code to order another BabyBond on their site with 75% off.


One MLG reader will win a BabyBond wrap too (BabyBond Original Turquoise size 2)! To be entered, just visit BabyBond and tell me which one is your favorite! (mandatory)


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Disclaimer: Giveaway ends November 26 at midnight. This is not a paid post. I was given free product in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Baby Clothes Boutique Article & Giveaway

Best Gifts Ideas for Moms and Children


Baby showers, baby births, first birthdays, Holidays: when small children are involved, every day is a celebration (rightfully!) and there is always an occasion for gift-giving (joyfully!) Based on my observations of how (and for how long) my children and their friends stay engaged with the gifts they receive, I have developed a go-to shopping list of tried and true gifts for tots (and moms) alike:

Gifts I Always Know I Want
When friends and relatives inquire about what my children are interested in, my go-to answer is craft supplies. As a mom, I appreciate any gift that fosters my children’s creativity, challenges their imaginations, and keeps them actively engaged for more than five minutes at a time. Children of most ages love coloring, drawing, painting, sculpting, cutting, gluing, beading, decorating, and creating of any kind. The versatility of crafts, the way they last from one playtime to the next, and their potential for being shared with siblings and friends all contribute to the high-marks I give to crafty gifts.

Gifts I Never Knew I Wanted Until I Got Them
When my older daughter was four, a dear family friend gave us a set of beginning readers called Bob Books. I thanked her politely, wrote a gracious thank-you note, and thought to myself, “isn’t four a little too young to start reading?” The Bob Books sat on a shelf for about a month until one day, on a whim, I pulled them down and started to use them with my daughter. With no formal teacher training or any prior experience teaching someone to read, I taught my first daughter (and two years later my second daughter, when she turned 4) how to read, using this great set of books!



From set 1 to set 4 (and these days, there is also a set 5), both children progressed incredibly smoothly with these simple, sort of non-sensical, but repetitive and consistent books that helped my young readers turn letter and sound recognition into words, words into sentences, and sentences into books. I never expected to teach my children to read at the ages of 4, but in hindsight, I feel like it is one of the best advantages I have ever given them! I never knew I wanted Bob Books until I got them, but now I make sure to gift them to other moms whenever I have the chance.

Gifts I Always Knew I Wanted but Wouldn’t Have Bought for Myself
For the most part, I’m a practical gal, so when it comes to buying clothing for my daughters, I’ve always shopped with an eye for items that can stand up to falls, survive stains, and live long enough to be handed-down. Which is why when it comes to giving and receiving gifts, I love to break free of the constraints of practicality and go for the whimsical, the unique, the trendy, and even the handle-with-care items. I make it a habit to give to others the hand-smocked dresses and perfectly princess tutus that moms like me adore, but don’t ordinarily buy for ourselves. If it has organza, tulle, taffeta or trim, it’s on my list. Give me all of the lace, frills, ruffles, flowered headbands, and dainty embroidery that you have in stock! It’s fine to be practical, but some of the greatest gifts are those that buck the everyday and go for the fabulous!

By Signe Whitson, LSW. She is a mom that wears many hats - child therapist, blogger, freelance writer, and author. She has been featured by Psychology Today for her look on the passive aggressive behavior in relationships. Her blog shares these hilarious accounts of personal experiences with passive aggressives. Her advice is shared through her partnership with My Baby Clothes Boutique. They have all the picture perfect baby clothes, newborn hats and so much more for your little prince or princess.

Giveaway - One MLG reader is going to get a $25 gift certificate to My Baby Clothes Boutique.

To be entered, just visit My Baby Clothes Boutique and tell me something you like. Extra entries for following me here or on Facebook, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or a blog, or entering any of my current giveaways. (1 each)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Need Your Help!!


I entered Max's picture in a contest by Modern Bird Studios. I need as many people as possible to go here and "like" his picture.
Please, please, please!! I will love you forever.
Also, I think you need to "like" the page to "like" to picture. Thanks again!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time and Sand Review and Giveaway

Let me introduce you to Time and Sand. I found this shop on Etsy, and I'm in love. Obviously.

How pretty is this Teal Beaded Bracelet? I think it's gorgeous. This bracelet is made with czech glass beads and lampwork beads wrapped with sterling silver wire with a sterling toggle clasp. It's handmade, created with care and love. I would love to see how that looks around my wrist.

I love this Twisted Ring. It's handmade, of course, and just awesome. I'm not normally into gold jewelry, but there is just something about this funky design that I think I can make an exception.

Carrie from Time and Sand sent me one of these fabulous birthstone family tree pendant and it's breathtaking. I tried and tried to get a good picture, but it just wasn't happening, so I'm using a picture from the shop. The necklace is sterling silver with swarovski crystals on a silver chain. I decided to get the necklace for my mom, with birthstones of all the grandkids; we have one April (white), two Decembers (light blue) and 2 Januarys (deep burgandy/red). When I opened the box, I was blown away. The necklace is stunning. Stunning. The handwork is amazing, the twisted trunk of the tree is just beautiful, and I know it's going to mean a lot to my mom. It's just gorgeous. And I've never seen anything like it before. Definitely one of a kind.

One lucky MLG reader is going to win a Bead Lady Brooch from Time and Sand. This sweet lady is made from glass and swarovski beads on wire. Each lady is made individually, so the look will be a little different. What a great gift this would make for your mom or grandma (or yourself!)

To be entered, please visit Time and Sand and let me know your favorite item.


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Required stuff: This is not a paid review. I received product in exchange for the review, but these are my own opinions. Giveaway ends November 16 at midnight.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scentsy Review and Giveaway

Have you ever heard of Scentsy before? I first heard about Scentsy on Facebook about a year ago, from a friend who was a consultant and selling the products. To be honest, I didn't pay too much attention, and besides the occasional status update reminding of last minute orders, I didn't think much about it. Until another friend become a consultant. And then another one, and then people were talking about it all over the place. And then when I got the offer to do a review with Scentsy, well I was itching to try it out for myself, and see what all the fuss was about.


Basically Scentsy is the best solution for candle lovers. I love them, and have candles in nearly ever room of my house. My husband, on the other hand, is the biggest worry ward there ever was. He's constantly nervous about fires. And I live in an apartment, where we're really not allowed to have candles anyway.

Scentsy gives you everything you love about candles, while taking away everything you don't. You start by picking out your "warmer." You might want to pick one for every room, because there are just too many cute designs. I love the October Warmer of the Month. The "Give Thanks" is just perfect.
Warmers are plugged into the wall, and have a light bulb in the base. There is a tray over the light bulb where you put your "bricks" or scented, wax blocks. The bulb melts the bricks and releases your fragrance. Pretty simple right? And the best part - no fire to worry about, and no heat, so it's safe for little fingers!







Scentsy was kind enough to send me this Greenwich warmer and two scent bars: Home Sweet Home and Cinnamon Vanilla. I was really excited to try it out, and plugged it in as soon as the box arrived. I love this warmer! It's totally my style - I love the simple, yet modern look. It's not too much, but the lines and color are just cool. I love that not only does it have a function, but it looks good too. And the scents, oh my gosh the scents! I could not believe how powerful the scent would be. You can really smell it from every room in the apartment. I can definitely see what all the fuss is about. Now I'm excited to try out more scents! And I've got my eye on a few new warmers for the rest of the house too.


Guess what?! One very lucky MLG reader will win a warmer and a scent brick too!! To be entered, just leave me a comment telling me one warmer and one type of scent you would like. (MANDATORY)

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Required stuff: This is not a paid review. I received product in exchange for the review, but these are my own opinions. Giveaway ends November 11 at midnight.