30 August 2012

A Year of FREE Diapers Giveaway

30 August

MomPowered Media

Proudly Presents The Baby Year Event!

Here's what one luckyperson will win!

Ayear's worth of diapers! Wow we all know how expensive diaperscan be and this prize will save parents money that they can to put othernecessities or whatever they want.
In addition to thediaper's our winner will also receive an Infantino Lil Lion'sHappy Hangout Gym
InfantinoLil Lion's Happy Hangout Gym has a super soft mat with unique textures. It isfor babies between 0 to 5 months. This gym includes five detachable activitytoys and musical peek a boo mirror.

17 August 2012

Baby Party Giveaway

17 August

This event is hosted by Pregnancy Forum and Joys Of Life

Joys Of Life has teamed up with many of her amazing blogger friends to bring you and awesome event where you can have a chance to win fabulous prizes!

P rizes are:
Britax B-Agile Baby Stroller
Bedding 10 Piece Crib Set
Clear Blue Digital Ovulation Tests


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We have made a little change. There will be only ONE winner who will swag all the 3 prizes. Great? Why, yes!

Thank you to all my co-hosts without whom the event and the prizes would not have been possible.&nbs p;

The event was supposed to start as of August 12th. We had to push the event start date a little forward due to my poor health.
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This event is open world-wide. You must be 18+ to enter the giveaway. Once the event is over, a winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be contacted via email and will be asked to follow all the instructions required as well as to the mandatory requirement to comment on the winner announcement post to confirm they have been shipped the prize and they can comment back once their prizes have arrived. Failing to follow the instructions may cause the delay of prize. The winner is required to answer the email within 48 hours - no reply from the winner then another winner will be chosen at random. So, keep out an eye on your emails and check your spams too once the event is over.

Allow the rafflecopter below to load. Make sure you complete all the entries to maximize your chances to win! 

Good luck everyo ne !
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15 August 2012

Do I Dare Say It?!?!

15 August
So we have been 'potty training' on and off for maybe 6 months, give or take. There are weekends that we have nothing to do and I would put Ava in panties and see what happens. Usually she just pees/poops all over herself and we go back to pull ups. NOT READY....

This past Sunday I asked her if she would pee in the potty if I put panties on her and she said 'No' but we did it anways, just to see. So I put her in panties and she did great, like always, I was just waiting for it to go downhill, like always.

This time though she kept telling me when she had to go and we would go back and she would, no accidents, actually holding it until we got there, and very proud of herself. So that evening as we were discussing the next days activities, I asked her if she wanted to wear panties over to Vickies. She replied 'yeah' and went back to playing.

So Monday came, I put her in panties and sent her Vickies. I sent an extra pair of panties and pull ups just incase she decided she was too busy and was not going to use the potty. When I picked them up, Vickie reported that she did great and used the potty and had been dry all day.

My mom has always said they will let you know when they are ready.

Well I think this is it, no turning back.

She has been in panties for 4 days and only pull ups at night. She still isnt waking up dry and still wakes up at least once for a drink of water.

So I am happy to be able to say that yes it looked like Ava has made the jump, she is now potty trained. How in the world it happened? Cant tell you, other than her stubborness finally left and she is doing it because she wants to.

We have been celebrating her all week, lots of high fives, lots of big girl compliments. She is very proud of herself which she should be, this is a very big step.

We are now in the world of only one little one in diapers.

Quaker Oats Giveaway

15 August
Welcome to the Quaker Prize Pack Giveaway!
Hosted by Baby Costcutters and co-hosted by Capri's Coupons and Fun On a Dime
One lucky winner will recieve these newest items from Quaker!
Quaker Banana Nut Bread Soft Baked Bars ~ Made with real bananas and almonds, taste great warmed up in the microwave too! Quaker Yogurt Blueberry Bars ~ These are a sweet treat you can feel good about with 12 grams of whole grains and calcium from the creamy yogurt coating. Quaker Chocolate Chip Instant Oatmeal ~ This is the new Chocolate Chip variety that has delicious, real chocolate chips in wholesome, whole-grain oatmeal. Quaker Stila Straberry Bars ~ Only 100 calories ~ Whole-grain oats in a crispy cookie bar with delicious strawberry fruit filling. Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins~ Chewy, soft-baked cookies with wholesome Quaker Oats and delicious raisins. Quaker Whole Hearts Oat Cereal ~ Lightly sweetened heart-shaped bites to get you day going. Quaker Oatmeal Squares with Natural Honey Nut Flavor ~ This is a new Honey Nut flavor, that has a nutty taste. Two Real Medleys Oatmeals ~ These come in a convenient, portable package! Very easy to make, you just add water, microwave, and eat! There are different flavors with wholesome multi-grains and chunks of real fruit and nuts.
Baby Costcutters' family was lucky enough to get to try these products for free :) You can read her full review of how her family enjoyed the products here.

My girls love Quaker Oats products and it helps them start their day!!

Just fill out the form below to enter. Must be 18 years old. Open to US only. Flavors may be different in the prize pack.
Good Luck!
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14 August 2012

Deja Vu of Love by Carol Cadoo

14 August
This review and giveaway is brought to you by http://www.debbie-jean.com
Debbie Jeans received a digital copy of this book to review and give away.

I was really excited to receive a copy of this e-book to review! A great chic-lit!
Deja Vu of Love by Carol Cadoo.
And you have a chance to win a digital copy too!
Below you`ll find a short excerpt and description of this novel, as well as my own review.
I also have an awesome interview with the author that you can read by clicking here!


"It just couldn’t be, no way, things like this don’t happen in real life… yet there he stood. Stunning, arrogant, okay Jazz Kelly had to admit it sexy as hell. Have you ever had that feeling you’ve experienced something before a smile, a sigh, a touch a look... Oh my god the look, when Jazz Kelly saw "the look" she almost collapsed. That's when Jazz knew, this was Déjà Vu of Love.
Want to know more? You can read the first 3 chapters for free on amazon by downloading the kindle version by clicking here. If you don't own a Kindle that's ok! You can download Kindle software for your PC, mac, or device here or even read it online by using the Kindle cloud reader on amazon.com!
Now, my thoughts on this read!:


This book begins with Jazz, the main character, as desperate as they come - with no money, no jobs (or prospects) and not even heat in her tiny apartment! But she manages to turn that all around with the help of - two obnoxious radio hosts! What follows is a whirlwind lifestyle, and of course, a romance!....

I thought I had this book figured out as soon as I started reading it - a Cinderella story. Poor desperate girl meets handsome prince and drastic life change ensues followed by happily ever after!
(and don't get me wrong - I love fairy tales!)
But I was pleasantly surprised to discover  a strong female character, taking her situations, and coming through them!

I loved the authors writing style as well - you sort of feel as though you're inside Jazz's head, thinking her thoughts and feeling what she feels, wanting to yell when she yells and crumple up when she does, but also wanting to yell at her like a best friend when she messes up! Which she does! (in other words, the story is not boring predictable!)

If you're looking for a great summer read to curl up on the beach - or in bed - with, and a dose of rah rah girl power and laughs, tears, and even some good ol' emotional venting, this book is a great one to read!

Now for the giveaway....
You can enter on the Rafflecopter below! 
I hope you win! But if not (because only one person can!) then you can buy a digital copy of Carol Cadoo's book by clicking here for only $3.99 :) A very awesome price for such an awesome read!
Good luck and happy reading!
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13 August 2012

9 Months 3 weeks....

13 August
Hailey has began walking!!!!!!!!!!!!

She started out with one step for the past 3 or 4 weeks but this past Thursday she took 5 at one time, Friday it was more, and by Saturday she was up to 10 to 15 steps before she falls and begins to crawl. So excited for her.

She is so proud of herself also. Ava (who was 9 months, 2 weeks when she began walking) loves it, everytime Hailey begins walking, Ava shouts 'Mommy, Hailey's walking again' we all clap and smile and let her know what a big deal it is.

Cannot wait to keep watching her get better with it. She is so quick as it is with her crawling that I know walking will be the same way. One minute she is there, the next she is in the playroom.

10 August 2012

Back to School Giveaway!!

10 August
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Back to school is right around the corner for many children. There is excitement in the air!
But this excitement can be lost on the younger child(ren) in the family. 
This Giveaway has been put together with those older toddlers and preschoolers in mind. 
Do you have a young child in your family who would like some great art supplies, games and an educational DVD? Would you like some learning activities to work on with your child? Well read on to see what you could win. 
Tots and Me along with my co-host Baby Costcutters and a bunch of great bloggers are excited to bring you this great giveaway.
First of all there are going to be 
5 winners!!
The Grand Prize Pack is worth $368 and includes all these great prizes:
 
Crayon Rocks has graciously supplied a 16 Count Bag of the winners choice.
  Feel and Find
For Small Hands is donating a 3D Feel and Find Wooden Game.
You can read my review of Rock 'N Learn's Dance with the Animals here, and their brand new DVD Sight Words 2 here.
Rock 'N Learn is letting the winner choose which DVD or CD they would like.
Additionally, you can head over right now and use this coupon code JQ7711 for 25% off DVD's or CD's on the Rock 'N Learn Site.
 
Sticky Mosaics
The Orb Factory will give the winner their own My First Picture Maker.
  
Blue Orange games is graciously supplying both Tell Tale Fairy Tales and the Wooden Game CooCoo the Rocking Clown.
Blue Orange Games CooCoo The Rocking Clown Game
Early Expert Spanish is offering a 1 full year subscription of their interactive Spanish.
Endless Games is supplying the winner with their very own A Bee C Matching Game.
Teach My is offering the winner their choice of All-In-One Kit.
You can choose from Teach My Baby, Teach My Toddler or Teach My Preschooler.
There are so many great personalized gifts to choose from and the winner will get a $40 Gift Card to go shopping at frecklebox.com.
The Creativity Institute has offered this same set to the winner.
Learner's Lane has offered to give the winner a copy of the book and the CD with the music and rhymes from the book.
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I have not yet received the Doodle Roll due to some unforeseen circumstances. I will review it as soon as I can.
But you can check out their site to learn a bit about them. I have heard they have a new product out, which is the item I was going to be receiving for review and giveaway.
Doodle Roll is supplying one of their new Doodle Roll Products.
Starfall.com is offering a 1 month free preview of more.starfall.com
I will be doing a review of more.starfall.com soon.
My girls have used it for a year and a half and they love it.
Additionally these wonderful bloggers have donated some great prizes to the Grand Prize Pack
Leetle Baby has donated School House Rock Earth DVD
and
Mommy Bear Media has donated a $10 Gift Code to mommybearmedia.com
Additionally I would like to extend my thanks to the following bloggers for helping to supply a $25 Gift Card 
(store to be determined)
But that's not all! Some of these great sponsors have offered to supply additional items toward a 2nd Place Prize Pack.
Crayon Rocks is offering a 8 count bag of Crayon Rocks.
The Orb Factory is offering Magnetic Mosaics Metal Jr. 
Blue Orange is offering Spot It! Jr animal.
Doodle Roll is offering another new Doodle Roll
Teach My is offering a single Teach My Preschooler Kit.
Learner's Lane is offering an additional copy of What Children Need to Learn to Read.
Early Expert is offering an additional 1 yr subscription.
More.starfall.com is offering another 1 month free preview.
3 Additional Winners will also receive a 1 month Free Preview of more.starfall.com
To enter this giveaway just complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter below. Please make sure you actually complete the task if you say that you do as I will be verifying. This giveaway will run until August 25th at 11:59 pm and is open to US residents 18 and over. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received most of the products mentioned above for free. No other compensation was received. The reviews on the Sponsor Spotlights were my own honest experience and opinion. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Tots and Me, nor the other bloggers involved in this giveaway are responsible for shipping the prize unless stated otherwise.

08 August 2012

Date Night

08 August
While at the beach, we were lucky to have Erika and Kelly and Keith babysit for us for a night while we got out and spent time one on one time together. It was a great night. We left the girls, thankfully no fits, nothing to make us feel bad for leaving. We had no idea where to go so we just got in the car and drove. Kenny decided to go towards Beaufort and that would give us enough time to decide.

Once we got there, we walked around and checked out what resturants were open and if 'picky' me would eat there. Kenny wanted to do somewhere that he could get some seafood. We ended up at a place that we could eat outside, right on the water.

It was so nice. We talked, watched the boats on the water, ate a great meal, and then walked around a little more. I loved it. For having the girls 24 hours a day together and really no time to just talk without someone crying, hungry, or needing to be changed, it was a nice break.

We dont get to do it as much as we did with just one little one, its a little harder to coordinate with two. But now that Hailey is older, (almost a year old already), we are getting more little breaks like this. Its always nice to reconnect, not share your food with little ones (eat when its hot), and not have to threaten time out in the middle of dinner.

06 August 2012

Our Family Vacation

06 August

I have had a lot of 'oh my gosh this is my wonderful life' moments over the past few years, but nothing has compared to our week together. We had such a great time as a family. We did so much together, spent to much time just watching our girls grow and playing. I am so thankful for my girls and husband. The girls had a great time, spent some much needed time with their uncles and aunts. They played hard and ate well.

We spent one evening down at the beach and the girls got to play in the sand and had some waves hit them. It was a really sweet evening. We just watched the girls play, took it all in.














Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway

06 August

 

Hosted by Bella Savvy

Bagluxe, a specialty online retailer of fashion-forward chic, affordable handbags, purses and accessories (influenced by the latest runway and celebrity trends) knows that every girl has a passion. Well, Bagluxe has a passion too... it's handbags, of course!
Their website features a wide range selection of fashion handbags and related accessories -- all priced at under $85.00. The company aims to build a trusting relationship with women who love handbags by ensuring superior customer service and offering quality, inexpensive products that are always on-trend.
Nothing like a great handbag for a little bit of nothing. This giveaway is a great way to begin your collection of these awesome looking bags to keep you looking stylish.

READY TO WIN ONE OF THOSE FASHIONABLE BAGS? I KNOW YOU DO!

PRIZES:

FIVE lucky ladies will each receive a trendy handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag OR a $50 Bagluxe gift card) -- $250 value
EVENT DATES: August 6, 2012 - August 20, 2012
Open to US & Canadian residents, ages 18 and over.
To enter, please use the rafflecopter form below. And don't forget to come back daily to gain additional entries. The more entries you have, the better your odds of winning.
~ A huge thank you to the lovely bloggers who are helping to promote this fabulous giveaway! ~
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05 August 2012

9 months and more...

05 August
Hailey turned 9 months old while we were on vacation. It was great to be able to spend so much time with her since I work full time. A few hours in the evenings and on the weekends sometimes is just not enough time with as fast as they grow the first year.

Hailey is such a happy baby, almost always there is a smile on her face. Those big blue eyes are still here, (everyone is keeping their fingers crossed they stay blue).


 
She had her check up at the doctor. Thankfully no shots this time. She was happy until Dr. Arnett came in and started poking at her.

She weighs in at 20 lbs 6 oz, 28 1/2 inches long, her head is 18.
She just went to 12 month clothing. 


She loves playing, she and Ava are getting better at playing together and sharing toys. She loves this Princess bubble ball pit toy that Aunt Erika gave Ava for Christmas. She gets in there and rolls it all over the room. She is trying to dance and loves music. If Ava and I are singing a song she is quick to begin yelling with us always with a smile on her face.



She is saying 'Dada', "MumMum", "Uh Oh", "AAAAA" for Ava, and we are working on a few other things. Sometimes she will make the 'BAAAA" sound and I think that is for her bottle.


She is eating more table food and hopefully will be off babyfood soon. She likes french fries, baked beans, hamburger, chicken, potatoes, spaghetti and ice cream. She will eat whatever snacks I eat. I let her try just about anything I can make small enough that she wont choke. I certainly have began her on some things early than I ever did Ava but then again, I am more confident this time around.


The love of 2 sisters, it melts my heart to watch them play.

She isnt a big cuddler but she has her movements. She is my baby and I honestly dont know how life was without her. I thought being a mom to one was rewarding but to two little girls that make my heart full, I count my blessings everyday. Watching her grow has been heaven sent.


02 August 2012

Bagluxe handbag Giveaway

02 August

BLOGGERS WANTED: Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway Event (5 WINNERS) ~ Sign Up Now!

5 super lucky ladies are going to win the handbag of their choice…



This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy!

PRIZES:

5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) — $250 value

These handbags are super nice — soft leather and quality materials. You’ll love them!

Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th – August 20th
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01 August 2012

Mark Online Beauty Bash

01 August
Hi everyone! I am hosting a very special Online Beauty Bash. The Beauty Bash will run from August 1st - August 20th. I will be making a Personal Donation of 30% of my earnings from this Online Beauty Bash to the Wounded Warrior Project in the hopes of bringing more attention to this wonderful organization. Please join me at the party Shop the Party


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with and this is not endorsed by The Wounded Warrior Project. This will be an individual, personal donation made in my name to the organization.


Overview of the Wounded Warrior Project:
Their Mission:
To honor & empower wounded warriors.
Their Vision:
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
Their Purpose:
To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Programs offered:
Mind:
Combat Stress Recovery
Project Odyssey
Restore Warriors
Family Support
Family Support Retreats
Body:
Physical health & Wellness
Soldier Ride
WWP Packs
Economic Empowerment:
Campus Services
TRACK
Transition Training Academy
Warriors at Work
Engagement:
Alumni
Connect
Benefits Service
International SupportI
Peer Mentoring
Policy & Government Affairs
WWP Resource Center
The WWP has helped numerous soldiers and I encourage you to visit Wounded Warrior Project to see for yourself the difference they are making.

 I would like to personally send out a message to the brave men & women of the Armed Forces both past and present. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for us. We Salute you. God Bless.

A personal thank you to the following blogs for sharing this post:
Made.By.Jess , I Don't Get Sundays , Southern Stay at Home Momma , Picking Up The Pennies , Everyday Ramblings Of My Life , Giveaway Maven , My Devotional Thoughts , Coupon Blessings Now , Tegan's Library , Southern Belle , Divas Fashion Vault , The Ordinary Housewife & Sassy Pants Momma

Win a Juppy Baby Walker

01 August
Mommyknowz is Happy to bring you a chance to win a Juppy Baby Walker of your own!

Want to win a Juppy Baby Walker of your own in your choice of yellow with blue or yellow with pink ... Wait for the raffelcopter to load and enter away!  Good Luck! Don't forget to check out my review Here

a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway is open to US and Canada . 18 yrs of age and older. Giveaway will end August 14 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and posted here. I will also send the winner an email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim prize or another name will be drawn. Mommyknowz is not responsible for prize shipment. Contest is in no way affiliated with facebook.

Win a Fun Set of BathBlocks

01 August
Mommyknowz is happy to bring you a chance to win a Fun Set of BathBlocks!

Want a set of BathBlocks for your little one?  Enter below, and don't forget to check out my review!

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Giveaway is open to US only . 18 yrs of age and older. Giveaway will end August 13 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and posted here. I will also send the winner an email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim prize or another name will be drawn. Mommyknowz is not responsible for prize shipment. Contest is in no way affilated with facebook.

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