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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

World Vision Review & Giveaway

'Tis the Season!! It's my favorite time of the year! I love everything about the Holidays, and now that I have my kids, it's even more exciting - from shopping for gifts they will love to starting new traditions for our little family. As a mom, I'm concerned with teaching my children the true meaning of Christmas, and I hope that they won't get too caught up in what kind of gifts they are going to get.


I'm thrilled to talk to you about World Vision. This company is amazing - they truly embody the Christmas spirit, and you can give someone the gift of giving. World Vision is a Christian charitable organization that offers more than 250 gifts that can be purchased in the name of a loved-one that helps men, women, and children in need. For example, you can give the gift of a goat and two chickens - with these animals, a family can get milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt, or sell offspring to make extra money.


You can also help by donating towards clothing, clean water, education, school supplies, medical care, and more. They even have a fun for helping children in the United States.

If you are looking for something tangible that still helps out, consider the Maximum Impact Fund, which offers amazing handcrafted products - from jewelry, scarves, coffee and more.



I received this Artisan Multi-colored Necklace, and it took my breath away. It's one long strand, but it's not connected, so you can wear it as a one or two strand necklace, multi-strand bracelet, or even a belt. I love the colorful glass bead and semi-precious stones. Best of all, the money gifted through this particular item helps fight human trafficking.

Ready for some more good news? One lucky MLG reader will win an Artisan Multi-colored Necklace too! To be entered, just visit the World Vision website and tell me one gift you think is amazing. (required entry)


Extra entries:


Fine print: Open to US residents, 18 and older. Giveaway ends December 10, 2011 at midnight. This is not a paid post. I did receive the product mentioned above, but the opinions are 100% my own.

Heather

Holiday Gift Idea: Country Dance 2 Wii Game

 
My husband and I are both fans of country music, so being able to review Country Dance 2 for the Wii was pretty cool.  To be honest, I don't play the Wii very often, because we also don't have very many games.  So I was pretty excited to try out Country Dance 2.  One thing I love about Wii games is they're perfect for almost everybody in the family, which means my husband and 8-year-old joined me for some country dancing.

Country Dance 2 has so many great songs from very popular artists.  I wasn't expecting to know so many of the singers, but I ended up knowing almost all of them!  If you love Country music you will love the selection of music on Country Dance 2.

Featuring music from:
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Brad Paisley
George Straight
and many more!

I've never danced country before, but playing on the Wii makes it so easy to learn.  My family was having fun dancing around the living room.  I think this game would be perfect for a party, it would really get people up and moving.  It's fun to dance and it's fun to watch others dance!

If your family loves playing Wii games, Country Dance 2 is a fun game the whole family can enjoy.  It would also make a great Christmas gift!  Country Dance 2 is now available in stores for purchase! 

Disclaimer:  I received Country Dance 2 for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

 Vicky

Winners!

We have lot's of winners today!

Amazon Rain winner is # 22
Gina said... 22 I Like Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook - Gina H

Tiny Prints winner is # 62
shala_darkstone said... 62 I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

Yo Gabba Gabba winner is # 22
jakeremom said... 22 I like you on facebook

Sleep Nest winner is # 29
HSUper Parents said... 29
Twitter follower of yours @hsuperparents.
Congratulations to all of our winners!!

All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen. 

 Vicky

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 17

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was a total FAILURE this week.  My husband and I were both off of work for the week, for Thanksgiving vacation and boy did I get my grub on.  To be honest, I figured I would just cheat on Thanksgiving day, then get back on my Nutrisystem diet and be good.  I was so wrong!  There was food everywhere and I couldn't resist.  Now I know how hard it is to be on a diet during the holidays.  This week I gained 2 pounds.

Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5----+1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost 
Week 17----+2 pound gained

Total Pounds Lost: 26!!

I guess 2 pound isn't too bad, considering all the food I ate.  I actually didn't do too bad on Thanksgiving.  I had been sick Tuesday and Wednesday so my appetite wasn't too big on Thanksgiving day.  It was shopping the Black Friday sales that got me.  I had Jack in the Box about 1 AM on Black Friday and then when I shopped more on the weekend I had more fast food.  Of course having family down for the holidays didn't help either.  We did a lot of eating out with the family.

I'm pretty disappointed in the weight gain, but at the same time it's a good reminder about how bad my eating habits can get.  As much as I want to lose the weight quickly, I have to realize that losing weight for good is a lifestyle change. I've seen that when I commit myself, I can lose weight.  I did bad this last week, but I'm not going to give up.  I'll be back on my Nutrisystem program this week to lose those 2 pounds I gained!!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Review


You gotta jump, shake, shimmy them out, you gotta jump, shake, shimmy them out!  Yes, you gotta "Get the Sillies out" LOL!  Last Tuesday night my family and I were rocking out to Yo Gabba Gabba Live.  My 18-month-old son had a great time seeing his favorite characters live on stage, singing and dancing.  I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect but seeing Yo Gabba Gabba Live is just like watching the show, only way more exciting!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live was entertaining, lively, and interactive with the audience.  It really felt like a concert for kids, with the loud music and bright lights.  It was fun to see and hear all the little kids singing and dancing along.  
I love that there was a huge screen in back of the Yo Gabba Gabba crew, sometimes is displayed people from the audience and other times it flashed cartoons.  It was also helpful for those (such as ourselves) who were sitting far in the back.  Sorry, this picture doesn't show the screen.  I wasn't able to get very many good pictures, as we were very far from the stage.

My favorite part of the show was when Biz Markie came out for Biz's Beat of the Day.  I wasn't expecting him to make an appearance but he did, and he was really entertaining.  He interacted with the audience and even had kids on stage busting beats!  It didn't feel like it was just for kids and I got into it too.  My husband says Biz's Beat of the Day was his favorite part too.

Make sure to check out www.yogabbagabbalive.com for tour dates and tickets!

Disclaimer: I received tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba Live for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

 Vicky

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 16

***Sorry, this post is really late and is actually for last week.  I got really sick and then busy with the holidays, and didn't find time to post.  You'll be seeing this weeks Nutrisystem post (week 17) soon***

I can't believe I've been on Nutrisystem for 4 months now.  It doesn't even feel like it's been that long.  Time sure does fly by fast!  I'm super excited to announce that Nutrisystem will continue to sponsor me for an additional 3 months!  I'm excited to continue my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem because I know it works and I'm happy that I get to share my journey with you.  This week I lost 1.5 pounds, for a total of 28 pounds in 16 weeks!
Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5---- +1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost
Week 16-----1.5 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 28!!

I've had a pretty busy week.  First off I got married!!!  Now, I know I've been calling my husband "hubby" all this time, but we weren't officially married.  We've been together 9 years and living together 8, so we had a common law marriage thing going on...ANYWAYS, we decided to get married.  I've always wanted a wedding wedding but I want to lose some more weight (and I know I will!).  Instead of waiting til I lost the weight we just had a casual private ceremony in front of our close family.  We still plan to have a wedding ceremony for all of our friends and family, and for ME of course LOL.  

I also had some great NSV's this week.  The first one was from my dad.  My dad is hard to impress and hasn't really said anything about my weight loss until this week.  He told me, "You lost a lot of weight, you can really til."  It felt great to hear this from him, like I said he's hard to impress!  The other NSV's happened the night I got married, I got so many compliments and my sister-in-law couldn't believe how much weight I lost.  Let's just say I'm LOVING all the compliments :)

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

UPrinting 18"x24" Poster Giveaway!

I'm a picture person.  I love taking photo's and I love having family picture's up on our walls.  The bigger the better!  I'm sure you're all familiar with UPrinting, since we've done plenty of awesome giveaways from them, but in case you didn't know UPrinting is an online printing company.  Their services include business cards, canvas prints, postcards, and poster prints.  I know a framed poster print would look great on my wall, what about yours?  Want to win one??!!

Prize Details:
 1 piece Poster Printing
18"x24"
Semi Gloss/High Gloss
1 Business Day Turnaround 
*Free Shipping
Restricted to *US residents 18 years and older

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a 18"x24" Poster Print from UPrinting!  What a great prize, now that they holidays are hear, you know you will have some great pictures to choose from!

To Win:
Like UPrinting Poster Printing on Facebook and share how you would use the poster if you win the giveaway. Just click on the little like button!
Extra Entries (one each):
  • Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect
  • Like Mommy Loves Giveaways on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter: @lovesgiveaways
  • Subscribe to Mommy Loves Giveaways in email
  • Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter (1 each)
  • Enter any of our other giveaways (3 max)
***This Giveaway ends December 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive poster printing service for hosting.  Giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+ and winner's are allowed to win only once over a six-month period. 

Vicky

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!"  You'll get a Melissa & Doug 25% off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I will receive a coupon as a Thank You for posting.

Vicky

Gift Idea: Dora The Explorer Lip Gloss Set Review and Giveaway!

I've always been a girly girl. Even now as an adult I love seeing all the little girl toys. I enjoy shopping for my nieces Christmas gifts because that's the only time I get to buy girl toys. My nieces love to play dress up, so play clothes and glittery make-up make perfect gifts.

Townley Inc. offers cosmetics for girls of all ages. They provide safe and fun products for girls to play dress-up and learn about make up. Girls will love that they can have make-up with their favorite characters such as Dora the Explorer, Disney Princesses, Disney Fairies, and Hello Kitty.

I received the Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss Set for review. The set includes 4 fruit flavored lip glosses in Grape, Mango, Watermelon, and Tropical fruit. It also includes a tin cosmetic carrying case with Dora on it. The lip glosses have Dora art work on them and are purple, orange, pink, and blue. Little girls who like to dress up or be glamorous will love having their own lip glosses and carrying case. My niece is a huge fan of Dora the Explorer, so I know she would love any of these make up sets.

One of my favorite things about these sets are the prices, they're very affordable. The Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss set retails at only $5 and the Cosmetic set retails for $10. It's not very often you can find a cute gift with a popular character for only $5!

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss set!

To buy: You can find these sets and other Townley cosmetic sets at Walmart during the holiday season.
To Win:

Mandatory entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways Publicly on Google Friend Connect.

Extra Entries (one each):
***This giveaway ends December 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+

Vicky

Winner!

We have a winner for our Just Kids Gifts Giveaway...the winner is #41!
Tylerpants said... 41

I'm a Just Kids Gifts follower on Twitter (MsTylerpants)

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

Vicky

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 15

I've had a great week. I've been doing well on Nutrisystem and the scale is rewarding me with good numbers! This week I lost 2.5 pounds! Pretty awesome, right?!

Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5---- +1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost
Week 15-----2.5 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 26.5!!

Only 3.5 more pounds to go until I hit the 30 pound mark! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE IT if I could lose the 3.5 pounds next week, but I'm not going to hold my breathe LOL! I know it will happen soon, though. Since I've started Nutrisystem the weight has been melting off. Nutrisystem works and it's so easy!
How Easy? This easy...

I choose which foods I would like to eat for the month, they are delivered to my door, I follow the program (eating Nutrisystem foods along with fruits and veggies) and tada the weight comes off. Yes, I do have bad days, where I am tempted by junk food. I'm not perfect and sometimes I cheat (sometimes more than others) but the Nutrisystem program is too easy not to lose weight. It's convenient having all my foods portioned out and ready to eat AND most important the food tastes GOOD!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Gift Idea: Sleep Nest Review and Giveaway!

I'm in love...of course with my hubby, but also with the baby deedee Sleep Nest. I'm so glad I was asked to review it, because I seriously think this is one of the best gift ideas for baby. It would also make a GREAT baby shower gift. I so wish I would have had one a year and a half ago when I had my baby.

Ok, so you're probably wondering what is a Sleep Nest. The Sleep Nest is a wearable blanket also called a baby sleeping bag or sleep sack. It's used in place of loose blankets. No more worrying about baby kicking off his blanket and being cold. The Sleep Nest helps baby stay warm at night without any blankets.

I received the Sleep Nest in Dream Pink for review. From the picture on the website, I was a little worried the material was going to be uncomfortable, but it's actually super soft. It feels like a nice thick bed comforter. Babies will be nice and cozy sleeping in their Sleep Nest. I like that it has both a zipper and snaps. The zipper makes it easy to change baby's diaper in the night. I really like the Sleep Nest, I think it's a great product. I've already recommended it to a friend who is expecting. A perfect gift for a new mommy.

I chose the Sleep Nest because it gets pretty cold here at night, but there is also a Sleep Nest Lite for warmer climates or for summer nights. The Sleep Nest also comes in 3 different sizes for babies up to 36 months.

To Buy: You can purchase the Sleep Nest at baby deedee, prices range depending on size and style.
To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Visit baby deedee and leave a comment telling me which style sleep nest you like best AND follow Mommy Loves Giveaways Publicly on Google Friend Connect. Make sure to leave your email in the comment.

Extra Entries (one each):
***This giveaway ends November 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received a Sleep Nest for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was given, and all opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+


Vicky

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Live in Bakersfield!

My 18-month-old loves Yo Gabba Gabba. Thanks to him, everyone in our family knows all the songs! It's a good thing too, because Yo Gabba Gabba Live is coming to Bakersfield, CA November, 22, 2011 and we're going! I can't wait to see the look on my son's face when he sees his favorite show live! I know he's going to love it. Daddy, me, and brother will all be singing along since we know all the songs. I'll be posting a review on the show, so be on the look out for that!

Does your kid love Yo Gabba Gabba? If so, I know they'd have a blast seeing Yo Gabba Gabba Live. If you live in the Bakersfield/Kern County area, Yo Gabba Gabba Live will be in Bakersfield for one day only, November 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM. There's even party packages available! For more information on how to purchase tickets and see a show visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com!

We also have a special giveaway for you today. One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a Yo Gabba Gabba CD/DVD prize pack!
Yo Gabba Gabba Prize Pack:

CD: Music is Awesome 3
DVD: KIA MOTORS PRESENTS: Yo Gabba Gabba Live from Nokia Theatre

This DVD is special because it's only sold during the tour, you can't buy it in stores!
To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways publicly on Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment with your email.

Extra entries (one each):
***This giveaway ends November 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I will be receiving tickets to the show in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own and no monetary compensation will be given. Giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+


Vicky

Bellflower Books Winner!

We have a winner for our Bellflower Books Giveaway...and the winner is #6!!
scarlettred41816@aol.com said... 6

I would love to have one for a family tree!

CONGRATULATIONS!

All winner's have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

*****On a side note, please remember when entering giveaways you must do the MANDATORY entry or all other entries will not count. I picked 7 winners but none of them were Publicly following Mommy Loves Giveaways :( ****

Vicky

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tiny Prints Christmas Card Giveaway!

Tiny Prints has so many beautiful Christmas cards, it's hard to pick just one. I already know I'm going with their Ornament cards because they are so cute and unique. Now I just have to get the family together for some pictures...I have a feeling it's going to be tough with my very active one year old. Have you picked out your Christmas cards yet? If not, you need to take a look at Tiny Prints Christmas card selection!

Today, Tiny Prints has a special ONE day only promotion going on where you can receive a FREE card for your kids from Santa! Visit the Tiny Prints Facebook page to find out how to personalize one of the following greeting cards FREE: Checking it Twice or Santa's Scroll. Hurry! Offer ends 11/9/11 at 11:59 PM (PT).

Also, Tiny Prints has been kind enough to sponsor a Christmas card giveaway! One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win 50 Christmas cards!

To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Tiny Prints Christmas Card selection and leave a comment letting me know which design you'd choose if you win.

Extra Entries (one each):
***This giveaway ends November 23, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+

Vicky

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eagle Brand Sweet Secret Contest!

Now that we're in November it's holiday baking time! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just weeks away, and I'm looking forward to all the yummy goodies. My dad is an excellent baker and is always in charge of making delicious holiday treats.

Are you the baker in your family? If so, whip out your best recipe and enter it in the Eagle Brand contest!

The maker of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is launching the Eagle Brand Sweet Secret Recipe and Essay Contest with a chance to win $10,000 toward a "sweet secret" wish.
Now through December 7, 2011, home bakers are invited to enter the "Sweet Secret" contest by submitting an original dessert recipe-along with an essay of 100 words or less describing why Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is the "sweet secret" ingredient in the recipe-in English at www.EagleBrand.com or in Spanish at www.MarcaEagle.com Entrants can submit their delicious dessert recipes using at least one 14-ounce can of any variety of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk in one of the five categories-fudge, cheesecake, pie, cookie bar or other.

The Eagle Brand Sweet Secret Recipe and Essay Contest ends on December 7, 2011. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. For details and complete official rules, visit www.EagleBrand.com or www.MarcaEagle.com.

Who wouldn't love to win $10,000 toward a "sweet secret" wish? I know I would! Hurry and enter!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. No monetary compensation was given. I received a gift basket in exchange for this post.

Vicky

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nutrisystem Weigh In Week 14

Dieting is getting harder and harder now that the holidays are here and near. I've been over indulging in my son's Halloween candy and I seriously need to toss them out as they seem to weaken my willpower! BUT I'm happy to say that besides the occasional candy binge I've been sticking to my Nutrisystem program and I lost 1 pound this week!

Weight Loss:
Week 1 -----4 pounds lost
Week 2-----0 pounds lost
Week 3-----4 pounds lost
Week 4-----2 pounds lost
Week 5---- +1 pound gained
Week 6-----4 pounds lost
Week 7-----2 pounds lost
Week 8-----0 pounds lost
Week 9-----1.5 pounds lost
Week 10-----2 pounds lost
Week 11-----2 pounds lost
Week 12-----0.5 pounds lost
Week 13-----2 pound lost
Week 14-----1 pounds lost

Total Pounds Lost: 24!!

24 pounds in 14 weeks, not too bad not too bad if I do say so myself LOL! Yes, I'm feeling pretty confident, that seems to happen more and more as the pounds fall off. People are definitely starting to notice now, and it's nice that my hard work is paying off. It's actually not that hard since Nutrisytem is super convenient, providing all my meals. The hardest part is saying "no" to all the junk food around me. I'm so close to hitting the 30 pound mark and I know I can do it with WILLPOWER and NUTRISYSTEM!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me their food/program for free in exchange for blogging about my experiences. All opinions are my own.

Vicky

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just Kids Gifts: Personalized Book Review and Giveaway!


I really like personalized gifts. Personalization really makes a gift extra special. I know my son loves to see his name on stuff! Christmas is only 51 days away and now is the perfect time to create personalized gifts for your little ones.

Just Kids Gifts
is a great online shop that carries children's personalized books, music CD's, photo DVD's, and personalized music DVD's. The owner's are parent's themselves to an 18 month old, so they understand children and what they like.

I was able to choose a book to review and I chose "The Story of Christmas". The Just Kids Gifts website is easy to use and I like that you can preview the books before you buy them. This way you know if the story is right for you. I was able to personalize the story with my son's name, age, his brother's name, the name of our hometown, and I was even able to include a dedication.
I'm going to give this book to my son on Christmas. It will be a perfect time to read it together as a family. I know he is going to like it. I love it. Not only is the book personalized but the story, "The Story of Christmas" is really good. I haven't read a more thorough children's story about the Christmas Story. It doesn't just tell about Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, but actually goes into detail about the Christmas story and includes scriptures from the bible. I am really impressed with it. The story is wonderful and the book is high quality. It has a hard cover, the pages are nice and thick, and the words are large print.

Just Kids Gifts carries so many great items, check them out for Christmas gifts!

One lucky Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will be winning a personalized book of their choice!

To buy: Visit Just Kids Gifts and you'll find a great selection of personalized books, CD's, and DVD's.
To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Visit Just Kids Gifts and let me know which book you'd choose if you win AND follow Mommy Loves Giveaways publicly on Google Friend Connect.

Extra entries (one each):
***This Giveaway ends November 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received a personalized book for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is restricted to US residents 18+

Vicky

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fly Duds Review and Giveaway


I am thrilled to introduce you to Fly Duds!

"Thank you for visiting Fly Duds! Your place to find cool, hip, fresh apparel for the little ones in your life! (All items now available in Men's & Women's Tees)

We are a 100% eco-friendly screen printing & vinyl shop. We use all non-toxic ink & cleaners, making our products safe for your little one.

Our items are guaranteed to NOT fade, crack or peel. We use the highest quality products to ensure that your items stay nice wash after wash!"

Christie from Fly Duds let me choose any tee from her shop. It was such a hard decision - there are literally hundreds to choose from. I finally settled on this "Big Brother" shirt. It has his name across the back too. Here Max is wearing his new shirt for the first time at the hospital! I can tell you that the shop description is accurate - Max has worn this shirt over and over, and the letters haven't faded, cracked, or peeled. Not even a little bit. I love the football style shirt, with the striped sleeves. Super cute.

Christie, bless her heart, sent us a surprise - an extra shirt for Mr. Max. He knows the letters of his name, and so this shirt had become one of this favorites! I love the bright green and white against the blue, and again, the quality of the shirt is just awesome. We love it a lot.

There are so many options of shirts for kids and adults, and even bags!

One lucky winner will win ANY TWO ITEMS from Fly Duds - to enter just become a fan of Fly Duds on Facebook -like their page and leave an entry that MLG sent you! (Mandatory entry).

Extra Entries (one each):
  • Visit Fly Duds and let me know your favorite item(s)
  • Become a Public Follower of MLG
  • Subscribe to MLG emails
  • Become a fan of MLG on Facebook
  • Tweet about this giveaway (@LovesGiveaways)
Fine Print:  Giveaway ends November 13 @ midnight. This is not a paid post, however I was provided products in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Heather

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Life is CRAZY!


I hope you all had a great Halloween! I started back to work last week (after 6 weeks of maternity leave) and my husband has been out of town for work training for a month, and to say I've been overwhelmed is an UNDERSTATEMENT! I seriously gotta hand it to you single moms! I don't know how do it!

Also, don't even ask how it's been leaving my itty-bitty baby to go back to work. I don't want to talk about it! *sniff-sniff*

(Apologies to my businesses that I have review and giveaways lined up. I'm so far behind! But to you readers, trust me, it's worth the wait!)

Heather