Saturday, July 16, 2011

Have you ever heard of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

I have, but I never knew exactly what Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease was, until I took both kiddos to the pediatrician's office on Wednesday. Then Wednesday night, I came down with a fever and sore throat, and sure enough, I caught it too.

I have researched a lot about it, and I thought that there are some things that you should know if you or your children ever catch it. It is highly contagious. The pediatrician said that it would be ok to have Chloe's birthday party next weekend.

WRONG! It is not ok to have her party and to be around other people for weeks after having Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. It's a virus, and me and my children can carry it in our bodies for weeks after we are done having it. So this means that who ever comes to the party, we are putting them at risk for catching it. I don't think so. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

My children and I all started out with being nausea, a sore throat, then a fever, they both threw up twice, I didn't. Then the fever went away, and a rash appears around the diaper area, which started for both of my kids when the fever started, on their hands, feet, and my son has some on his forearms and a few here and there on his legs and thighs. My children and I all felt tired on and off and we felt like we just wanted to go to bed and sleep.

For Matthew, the ones (ulcers/blisters, whatever you want to call them) on his arms stayed small, but the ones on his hands and feet got bigger. The biggest one was a little bit smaller then the size of a pencil eraser. Chloe had some on her feet though that were bigger than that, the popped on their own, and she has been crying on and off that her feet hurt, and there's not much that I can do for her. She also has some small ulcers around her mouth and lips. The pediatrician said that they both had some in their throat and mouth, and I do too.

The ones in my throat made my ears itch. The ones on my hands and feet Itch, Sting, and Burn almost constantly. I can hardly walk without every step becoming more and more painful. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. My kids brushing my hands or feet, hurts. Typing, not too bad, but I can't text because I have two fingers with ulcers on my finger tips, so I won't be texting till they are gone. I pray that they ulcers on my hands go away, and don't pop open. That would be excruciating. Especially since I use my fingers for blogging and using Facebook, when I have time.

Eating hard foods scratches the inside of my throat. Chocolate doesn't help the one sore that I have around my tongue somewhere. I haven't looked in the mirror to try to pinpoint it. Watermelon, Sweet Tea, cold drinks, pudding, smoothies, milkshakes and smooth ice cream help, but only temporarily.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday I drank a lot of cold drinks and water. Coffee helps too, since it's warm and soothing. I have been taking tylenol when I really need to and the kids have both been asking for it on and off too. My poor babies. Even though they have both had these painful ulcers on their hands, feet, and in their mouths, they have been very resilient overall. They have played, even though their hands, feet, and throat are hurting. They have both been real troopers, more so than me. I have been complaining since my sore throat started, and my husband has no sympathy for me. He hasn't caught it yet. He even told me last night when I asked his help with something that I could do it. I started bawling and telling him that no I couldn't because my fingers really hurt, but he doesn't understand. So I got upset with him and told him that I do hope that he catches this and gets the painful ulcers on his hands and feet just so he can know how painful it really is. (I don't honestly wish that for him, I wouldn't wish this on anyone, not even my worst enemy.)

A few things about Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, it takes 3 to 7 days for the person or persons exposed to come down with symptoms of the virus. It first might look like a child or adult caught the flu, but then a rash appears in the throat, hands, feet, and for some adults, infants, and children, around their bottom.

It takes a week or two for symptoms of the virus to disappear for most people. But then remember, they are still contagious to others. Other people can still catch this virus from someone who has had this for weeks after they are feeling better. If the ulcers pop, or you decide to pop one or more and drain them, make sure to keep antibiotic ointment on them and keep them clean and let them dry out.

You can use Anti-Itch cream or hydrocortozone cream on them, but not lotion. You want the ulcers to dry out. If you use lotion on your hands, etc. it could take them longer to heal and dry out. Baking soda baths can help relieve the itching for short periods of time, for some people. I am going to soak in a baking soda bath for my hands and feet later. I should probably get my iPod charged so that I can listen to music while relaxing!

For adults and little ones, wearing socks might be slightly irritating to some people and to the ulcers on their feet, but if they break open, it can keep the virus from spreading all over your carpets and floors and help protect someone else from getting it!

Don't share a spoon, fork, or cup with infected person. Don't kiss them. Wash your hands and theirs frequently so that the infection doesn't spread to toys, doorknobs, etc. If they blow their nose, throw the tissue away, and then wash yours or their hands. If they sneeze on you, go wash off with some soap and water, and hope that you didn't get any of their sneeze spray in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

My children and I caught this from either Walmart, Target, or from some kid(s) at a birthday party. We didn't go anywhere else where they could have been exposed. I will be carrying around antibacterial wipes with me from now on and scrubbing the hell out of the grocery cart before using it. I think that grocery stores should install grocery cart washes, and people can pay for their cart to be washed in soap and hot water and then have it quickly air dried by a big blower before using one. They are so nasty, I believe this now. Every cold that my children and I have caught has been either from a grocery store, or a fast food restaurant with a play area. I think that we are done with those too. Maybe it's time to start dining at Wendy's and letting my children run around after we are done eating, lol? Maybe Wendy's should install in inside race track just so kids can run around in circles? I love the idea! I know that my kids would take advantage of it! Matthew loves to run!


Here are a few points from a website that I wanted to share with you about Hand, Foot, Mouth disease:

*Infection is spread from person to person by direct contact with infectious virus. Infectious virus is found in the nose and throat secretions, saliva, blister fluid, and stool of infected persons. The virus is most often spread by persons with unwashed, virus-contaminated hands and by contact with virus-contaminated surfaces.

*Your pets can't catch it from you.
  • Good hygiene practices that can lower the risk of infection include
    • Washing hands frequently and correctly (see Clean Hands Save Lives! ) and especially after changing diapers and after using the toilet
    • Cleaning dirty surfaces and soiled items, including toys, first with soap and water and then disinfecting them by cleansing with a solution of chlorine bleach (made by adding 1 tablespoon of bleach to 4 cups of water)
    • Avoiding close contact (kissing, hugging, sharing eating utensils or cups, etc.) with persons with HFMD
*There is currently NO Vaccine available to protect against the enteroviruses that cause Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease.

*Occurs Worldwide most often in the summer months and early autumn.

Low Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Saturday 7/16)

Learning Link Technologies Complete Online Course (ARV $600) U.S. - Put A Little Umbrella in Your Drink (Rafflecopter)

Kaskey Kids - Box of Sports figure toys - U.S. - Giveaway Blogdom

Two pack of BluApples (3 winners) - U.S. - Rockin' Deals (Rafflecopter)

Personalized Gift of your choice from Initials, Inc. (@10pm PST) U.S. - The Reynolds Mom

"Second Chance - How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism and his Shelter Dog" - book - US/CAN - Tsue

Avon Bug Guard Prize Package - U.S. - Toddling Around Chicagoland

FlatOut Breads - U.S. - What's Cookin' Chicago?

3 pack of Topricin Products - topical pain relief (homeopathic) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Natural Baby Toy and Teether - Etsy - US/CAN - A Life Sustained


A stunning Pair of Pink Tourmaline Earrings - Etsy - Worldwide - Babes and Bling

VeggieTales: Live! Sing Yourself Silly - DVD - What These Mommies Think

Friday, July 15, 2011

I LOVE my Keyfob!!!

I ordered a Keyfob a few months back online from someone on Etsy. I LOVE it! I love having my keys on my wrist and easy to get to! I have two toddlers and having my house and car keys somewhere easy to access is very important. Without the keyfob, I would be putting my keys in my pocket or trying to hold them in my hand while dealing with my kids, groceries, etc.

Here are a few Keyfobs below. Click on the photo to go to the Etsy shop where you can buy them! Make sure that they are big enough to fit on your wrist, as I noticed when searching for them to share with you, so were only big enough to put two or three fingers into.







She makes Personalized, Monogramed Keyfobs!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 7/15)

$30 GC to EdenFantasys.com - US/CAN - Airplanes and Dragonflies


"Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers" and the first book: "The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby" - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Aiko Art Nursing Necklace - Etsy - U.S. - pretty little products (8 Entries)

Team Umizoomi Math Kit - U.S. - New Age Mama

10.5" Lace & Roses Keepsake Photo Plate from Whimsical Bliss Studios - U.S. - New Age Mama

One week's supply of Parent's Choice infant formula - US/CAN - Macaroni Kid Newark

Family 4 Pack of tickets to see VOCA PEOPLE in New York City - U.S. - Macaroni Kid Newark

Four pack of tickets to see THE OHMIES (at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 7/16 to 8/7) - New York City residents only - Macaroni Kid Newark

Family 4 Pack of Tickets to The Berenstain Bears Live! Family Matters in New York City - U.S. - Macaroni Kid Newark

Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat book - US/CAN - Mommy Kat & Kids

Hope Harris - Cousins Jamboree - Children's Music CD - US/CAN - Mommy Kat & Kids

$50 GC to ReNew Life.com - U.S. - Giveaway Blogdom

Five Little Green Book (4 winners) US/CAN - Mama on a Green Mission

Organic Pouch Fruit Sampler from Peeled Snacks (@9pm CST) - Closer to Lucy

$15 GC to Nachomamatees - Planet Weidknecht

Night Light from Paper Scissors Rock - Planet Weidknecht

8oz. Bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer - U.S. - Our Raettig Blessings

Joy Factory SmartFit2 case for iPad2 - U.S. - That's It Mommy

Loopeez Shoe Tying Aid - U.S. - The Thrifty Things

Bambo Nature diapers (size of your choice) (3 winners) U.S. - The Thrifty Things

Package of Gripstics snacks - U.S. - The Thrifty Things

4.5oz. bar of Seaweed Soap & 4oz. Beach Baby Lotion w/SPF 25 from Reviva Labs - U.S. - Little Saver

One Bottle of Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+ from Bambola Beauty - U.S. - ChicnSavvy

The Well Planned Day 2011-2012 - U.S. - My-2-Cents

Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash from Earth Mama Angel Baby - SoCentsible

$10 GC (to either Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, or Walgreen) - S.I. Money Savers

$200 Makeover and 3 Hair Stylings at Luxe Salon in Dickson, TN (@8pm CST) - Graphoniac

Kodak Printer and Harry Potter Software - GeekMom

Be Happy Bouquet - Squeezing It All Together

One 20 Page 11" x 8.5" Hardcover Landscape PhotoBook from Mixbook - Cheap Single Chick

Two Bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (2 winners) - Nickel-and-Diming with Nikki

$40 GC to Sew Shabby Quilting and a $40 GC to the Quilting Cottage (@10pm MST) US/CAN - Sew Shabby Quilting blog

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Four Giveaways for Babies and Moms on From Christin to Mommy

AnnieWear - Your choice of Good Boy or Good Girl onesie (8/2) U.S. (Rafflecopter)

BabyBond nursing cover of your choice (8/2) - (Rafflecopter)

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Prize Pack (8/2) (Rafflecopter)
(1- Boudreaux's Butt Paste All Natural 2 oz. 1- Boudreaux's Butt Paste Max. Strength 1- Boudreaux's Baby Kisses 1- Boudreaux's Rash Protector 1- Boudreaux's Body Wash and Shampoo)

$5.00 Amazon.com GC - 100 Follower Giveaway (10 more to go) (Normal entries/comments) - Under 50 Entries

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 7/14)

10 Sprout Organic baby food Pouches - Your World

Towel Buddy from Children's Place - U.S. - CoolKids

PureAyre Odor Eliminator (the only food-grade odor eliminator on the market) - U.S. Frugally Green Mom (Rafflecopter)

Four Melissa and Doug Sand Toy Sets (@8pm EST) U.S. - Real Life Deals

$25 GC to Restaurants.com - US/CAN - Susan Heim on Parenting

The Well Planned Day 2011-2012 planner - U.S. - My-2-Cents

Coupon for a FREE Farm Rich product (3 winners) - U.S. - My-2-Cents

Piggybank of your choice from MudPuppy - U.S. - New Age Mama

One child's size UV Skinz children's summer clothing - U.S. - New Age Mama

Anything up to $20 from My 2 Lil Pixies - Etsy (Handmade Headbands, Bloomers, etc.) - U.S. - New Age Mama

Mixed Variety of the Emerald Nuts Breakfast on the Go (2 winners) U.S. - Jumpin' Beans

Personalized Letters from Sweet Peaches Bedding - US/CAN - Giveaway Blogdom

Two coupons for a free box of Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches - U.S. - Fun Being Frugal

Baby Bond nursing cover - Worldwide - O.C.F. Obsessed Cookbook Fanatic

$85 GC to Hapari Swimwear - Worldwide - Vanessa Robert Weddings

Two 6pks. of Fruit So Right snacks (@5pm EST) U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

"Does Your Daughter Have a Bad Hair Day?" - book for dads - Jennifer's Deals

Wooden Comfort cross complete with gift and informational card and velveteen gift bag (2 winners) - twingle mommy

Two year membership to Redweek.com - twingle mommy

Complete online Learning Link System course (valued at $600) (@10pm) - Kids and Deals

"Falling Skies" (TV show on TNT) Hat (3 winners) (@10pm EST) CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW

Wildly Affordable Organic - book - US/CAN - Is There A Bathroom On This Ship?

$25 GC to 6DollarShirts.com (@8pm EST) - Flip Flop Reviews

Tub of Cottenelle Fresh Wipes - Saving Money Living Life

The Art of Forgetting - book - US/CAN - 2 Kids and Tired Books

$30 GC to Novica - US/CAN - Hypnotic Blend

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tellurian Baby Products Giveaway on 2 Kids and a Coupon! - LOW Entries! - Ends 7/17

Enter for a chance to Win from Tellurian Baby - a Bottle of Lotion and a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash on 2 Kids and a Coupon

Ends 7/17 at 11:59p.m. CST - Open to U.S. residents only

Some information from the website about the Tellurian Baby 2-N-1 Shampoo & Body Wash:

This multi-purpose formulation is ultra mild, pure and natural to thoroughly cleanse without stripping or drying baby’s delicate skin and hair. Exceptionally gentle and tearless for top to bottom cleansing. Will not disrupt the skins natural barrier function which is vital to maintaining optimum moisture levels while protecting baby’s sensitive skin from the environment. A rich combination of botanical extracts soothe, hydrate, nourish and condition the skin and hair.

• Hypoallergenic
• Dermatologist Tested
• Tearless
• No Sulfates
• No Formaldehyde
• No Parabens
• No 1,4 Dioxane
• Gluten Free

2 Kids and a Coupon

Seven great Giveaways on Life in the Lost World!

One full sized bag (6oz.) and One snack bag (2oz.) of Each of flavor of Somersault Snacks (7/21) U.S.

Surprise Box of $25 worth of Hair Accessories from Cover Your Hair.com (7/22) Worldwide

ConservingNow/Envirosax® eco friendly Designer Reusable Shopping Bag (7/23) U.S.

$50 GC to Original Sprout.com (7/26) U.S.

Crunchmaster Crackers - gluten free (7/26) U.S.

Sample Box of Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods (7/28) U.S.

One Jar of Loeb's Onion Crunch (vegan friendly) and a great Onion Crunch T-shirt (7/29) U.S. (Rafflecopter)



Four LOW Entry Giveaways Ending Soon on Giveaway Blogdom!

Personalized Letters from Sweet Peaches Bedding ($100) (7/14) US & Canada

$50 GC to Renew Life Products (7/15) U.S.

Kaskey Kids Prize Pack (7/16) U.S.

Little Green Books (5 Winners) (7/16) US & Canada

FREE Sample of Fiber Choice and a $2.00 off Printable Coupon!


Low Entry Giveaways ending Today and Tonight! (Wednesday 7/13)

Yellow Pom Pom Flower Necklace - Etsy (@12noon) - Bacon Time

Handmade for a Baby Doll, Pillow and Quilt (@2pm) - Forever American Girl

Matte from the Make-Up-Matte - REMOVED - Ended

Set of Smens Scented Pens from Educational Insights - US/CAN - Valarie's Reviews (Rafflecopter)

One Bottle of Jake's BBQ Sauce Mild sauce and One Bottle of Medium Hot BBQ sauce - U.S. - Frugally Green Mom (Rafflecopter)

Portion Control Pasta Basket and the Flavor Savors from Healthy Steps (@11pm) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Kidorable Umbrella - U.S. - Life is a Sandcastle

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music - book - U.S. - Being Frugal and Making It Work

Discovery Girls (Tween) Magazine Prize Pack - US/CAN - Susan Heim on Parenting

$25 GC to Miss Malaprop (cute handmade felt toys, etc.) - New Age Mama

Lunch Sack from Cool Lunch Bags - U.S. - New Age Mama

Prize pack worth $50! (including the All Purpose, Glass and Bathroom Cleaner starter kits plus a year’s supply of REFill cartridges for each) from IQ Clean - U.S. - New Age Mama

Wildtree products (valued at $20+ including Flaxseed Beer Bread, Falafel Mix, Rodeo Rub, along with 5 samples) U.S. - Peace Love & Poop

Sample Kit of Young Living Essential Oil products - Happy Deal - Happy Day

Three day sample package of MonaVie RVL™ Premier Weight Solution - adventures of frugalmom

Flip-Cage along with an iPhone Tripod Adapter - Jennifer's Deals

Cow's Can't Jump - children's book - U.S. - It's A Mom Thing!

$15 GC to Ecomom - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Make your Own Vinyl Sign Kit - Mommy Minded

250 Flyers from UPrinting.com - November Sunflower (NO ENTRIES)

Your Choice of One of the Seven - Five Star Publications young reader books described in the post - US/CAN - Go YAY!

12-18 month Blue Lobster Onesie with red trim from Cape Cod Baby Company - Nap Time Is My Time

Imperfect Eclipse Earrings- Etsy (@9pm EST) Worldwide - Silver Lining

Cherry Blossom Cameo Necklace from By the Throat - Etsy - Worldwide - No Mark At All

The Gazillion Bubble Blaster - U.S. - inRandom

Raw Gaia Raw Chocolate Face Pack - Worldwide - Golden Charm

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (7/13) - Summer


My Little Nut!



Cheese!



He makes me wish I was 4 years old again!



This looks like so much fun!

A Few Annoying Things about Giveaway Posts...

Lately, when searching for Low Entry Giveaways, I have found bloggers not posting the country or countries of people who can enter their giveaways. I am also finding No Giveaway End Dates, and Giveaways stating that the winners will be chosen on such and such a date, and listing their giveaways on Giveaway Linkys that the day they choose the winner is the date that the giveaway ends.

I feel that the Date that bloggers should be listing is the actual date that the giveaway ends, not the date that they are going to choose the winner(s), but the date that they giveaway ends.

Please don't state that you will be choosing a winner on 5/13, and then post that giveaway on a giveaway linky and state that the giveaway ends on 5/13, when the giveaway end date is actually on 5/12.

It's also not too hard to ask your review and giveaway sponsors which country or countries that they are willing to mail the prize to. They will appreciate it in the long run AND your giveaway entries/comments will actually go up. I know many people, including myself, that won't enter a giveaway if the post doesn't state that it's for U.S. only, U.S. and Canada, or Worldwide.

I am sorry for the rant, but it makes it really hard to post other people's giveaways when they aren't stating this information. Thank you.

Tuesday Blog Hops (7/12)

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 7/12)

General Mills/Cocoa Puffs Prize pack (@11pm) - U.S.- Having Fun Saving

Gogo's Crazy Bones Series 2 Evolution Prize Pack - U.S. - Being Frugal and Making It Work

Paperback copy of "The Wayfinder," by Darcy Pattison - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls DVD - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Aerobie Squidgie Disc (freesbie) - U.S. - Mama to 4 Blessings

2-month free online, subscription to Speekee TV (Teach Your Kids Spanish) - Moose & Tator

Five Tony’s Pizza Coupons (2 winners) (@9pm EST) U.S. - Cincinnati Coupons

$25 Restaurant.com GC (2 winners) (@9pm EST) - Cincinatti Coupons

Commemorative bottle of R.W. Knudsen Family Sparkling Grape Juice (12 winners) - Mommy? I'm Hungry!

Libre Tea Loose Leaf Tea Glass - U.S. - New Age Mama

Trilogy of the Magic Keepers book - U.S. - Z's Space Reviews

Endangerables CD and plush toy - U.S. - The Thrifty Things

Lawry’s apron and 8 coupons (4 for Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and 4 for Lawry’s Marinade) U.S. - Tethered Mommy

TWO coupons for free 2 Free Cans of Batter Blaster - U.S. - A Little Nosh

Shoulder Buddy toy - U.S. - Mommy Katie

Two Lil Teammates figures (3 winners) U.S. - The Mom Reviews

Team Umizoomi Math Kit - U.S. - Mommy Gaga

$15 GC to the Six Sisters Etsy shop (@9pm MST) - Six Sister's Stuff

Bird Decals - Etsy (@9pm EST) - Cherished Bliss

Breast Cancer awareness necklace - Etsy - Worldwide - Arm Candy For You

Yellow Pom Pom Flower Necklace - Etsy (7/13 @12noon) - Bacon Time

Monday, July 11, 2011

Amy Adele Review and FREE Shipping on your order of $25 or more!




I recently had a chance to review some invitations from Amy Adele for my daughter's second birthday! I am very pleased with them and the people that I sent them to loved them also. I had a few friends ask me where I ordered them from. They were very easy to make on the AmyAdele.com website. All I had to do was to come up with a cute little birthday saying, which I found online, and create my own invitation, except for the design, of course!


Every paper product on amyadele.com is printed on paper made of 100% Post Consumer Recycled Fiber! This includes all of our Stationery, Invitations, and Calling Cards, as well as their Envelopes and Address Labels.

Sourced from one of the finest paper manufacturers in the world, their paper is:
•Acid free & processed chlorine free.
•Made with 100% certified renewable energy.
•Procured through responsible use of forest resources.

Another Green Friendly Fact about amyadele.com: Our packaging peanuts are made with cornstarch. They’re bio-degradable and FDA compliant. Just put one in running water and watch it disappear!


I reviewed the "Happy Daisy Row" 5 X 7 invitations. They came with envelopes too, which I was very happy about. I don't like ordering invitations online and then having to go shopping after I receive them in the mail to find envelopes for them. I really love the thickness of the card stock used for these invitations.


Amy Adele also sells Stationary such as Thank you cards for every occasion; Birthday Invitations; Baby Shower Invitations; Calling Cards; Personalized Clothing for Infants, Toddlers, and up to size 10/12; Gift Tags; Announcements for Babies, Baptisms, Graduations, and more; Holiday cards for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and more; Mailing Labels, Water-proof labels, and Labels to be used for anything and everything.


I especially like to use Water-proof labels on my children's backpacks and sippy cups! We go out every so often to a fast food restaurant to let our children play, and it's nice to have labels on their cups because I always know if some other little boy or girl has the same sippy cup, I know which one is ours. These have come especially handy lately at birthday and pool parties.


Enjoy Free Shipping with your order over $25 on AmyAdele.com!

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To receive free shipping enter the following promotion code at checkout: JULYFREE11.
Minimum order required: $25. This offer will expire at 11:59 (EST) on 7/31/2011.

Sign up for the Amy Adele Newsletter (bottom left corner of their page) and receive a discount code for 20% off your first order! (I don't think that this can be combined with the FREE shipping, but you can try!)

Follow Amy Adele on Facebook.

Follow Amy Adele on Twitter.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Chloe's 2nd Birthday Bash - Hello Kitty Babylegs legwarmers Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/27




I am one of the first bloggers to get a chance to host a review and giveaway of the Babylegs Hello Kitty legwarmers! In fact, I think that my blog is the only one currently doing so!

Aren't the Hello Kitty Babylegs Legwarmers the cutest!!! I LOVE them! I also love that many of the stores are starting to sell Hello Kitty clothing and accessories! My almost two year old daughter Chloe, loves Hello Kitty too! She even sleeps with a plush Hello Kitty toy every night.



Most Babylegs legwarmers are made out of Cotton, Polyester, Spandex, and Nylon. They do tend to roll down the thighs of chunky babies, just to let you know. Check out the review that I shared with my readers about Babylegs legwarmers, tights, and socks a few months ago. If you haven't read it yet, you can do so HERE.


Babylegs legwarmers are great for keeping your baby's and toddlers legs warm and protected from the sun all year round. They are also great for little ones when they are potty training. I can put a t-shirt, panties, and a pair of Babylegs legwarmers on my almost two year old daughter and it makes it really easy for her to pull down her underwear so that she can make it to the potty in time. She doesn't have any shorts to pull down, or any tricky buttons or zippers to mess with.

Our three and a half year old son loves to wear his Babylegs legwarmers on his arms. They come in handy on days where it's cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon. When the sun comes out and it's warmer outside, he can just pull them off and put them away or in the diaper bag if we are out and about. They are even great for adults to wear too! I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my left arm from my wrist to my elbow. I put a legwarmer on my arm to keep it warm while sitting in our living room or in the car to keep my arm warm. The cool air from the air conditioner will hit my arm when we are in the car or living room, and it causes my arm to ache and hurt, so wearing a Babylegs legwarmer on my arm really helps to keep it warm. Babylegs legwarmers really come in handy and then have so many uses.

Buy It!
Go to Babylegs.com today to purchase some Legwarmers, Tights, or Socks for your little ones today! FREE Shipping on all order over $30! (All orders under $30, shipping is a flat rate of $3.95.)

Win It!
Babylegs is generously offering one of my readers a chance to win Two Pairs of Hello Kitty Babylegs legwarmers! (There is no guarantee that you will get the two pairs of Hello Kitty Babylegs legwarmers that you want, but Babylegs will try their best, it depends on what's available when the giveaway closes.) Open to U.S. residents only. 


Please enter using Rafflecopter to enter this giveaway. It is SO easy and it only takes a few minutes to enter! If Rafflecopter is down or if you have questions about how to enter using Rafflecopter, please email me at mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com and I will email you back with the giveaway entry requirements and you can leave them as comments/entries like you've done in the past. 


*If you post my "Airplanes and Dragonflies" button OR my "Chloe's 2nd Birthday Bash" button on your blog or website, they MUST be on your site's MAIN Page, or your entries will be deleted. 


Giveaway Ends on July 27th, 2011 at 11:59p.m. CST 


Disclosure: I received two pairs of Hello Kitty Babylegs legwarmers, from Babylegs.com, for review. No other financial compensation was exchanged. The above opinions are mine, and mine alone. One winner will be chosen within 48 hours after the giveaway ends.

The Facebook page isn't working because I don't have a page that you can like, but you should be able to click on my Facebook page link on my right sidebar to complete the entry!









Low Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Monday 7/11)

Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch prize pack (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

$20 GC to DaySpring - U.S. - The Centsational Saver

Dallas Show: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets (Opening Night) (7/27, Wed. @ 7:30pm - Dallas, TX) U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Family 4 Pack of Tickets toThe Wiggles "Big Birthday" at The IZOD Center (in NY) on July 17, 2011 - New York, U.S.A. - Macaroni Kid

Freaky Pets Cranky 2 Plush Toy - U.S. - Mommy? I'm Hungry!

The Little Rose - children's book - Your World

You Can Do a Graphic Novel - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

A Few boxes of Shout Wipe & Go Instant Stain Remove wipes - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Open It! Tool - U.S. - The Peaceful Housewife

Timmy Time - Picture Day DVD - U.S. - New Age Mama

Alabaster Cube Votive Candle from Digs - U.S. - New Age Mama

Eco Lips Gold Balm on an Eco Clip (@10pm EST) CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW

10.6 ounce resealable pouch of Ideal No Calorie Sweetener (@10pm EST) CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW

Two packs of Energizer Lithium batteries marked with special codes (so that you can mail in and get your own $10 Gas Reward Card) - U.S. - Sammy Makes Six

Cream Perfume Company item of your choice - US/CAN - Vanessa Robert Weddings

Tub of this Diaper Rash & Thrush Salve from Motherlove - U.S. - in my opinion...

Four Sand Toy Sets from Melissa & Doug - U.S. - Classic Mommy

GIANTMicrobe of your choice - U.S. - ChicnSavvy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Sunday 7/10)

TEN pack combo of Coupon Inserts from this weekend's coupons (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Baby Orajel Naturals - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

$25 GC to GlowBaby.ca - True Cuddles

Jen Lew Designs - Candle - U.S. - New Age Mama

$15 GC to NightOwl Paper Goods - Worldwide - Seventeen Sirens

$50 in Coupons (2 winners) - Seventeen Sirens (Rafflecopter)

8 Whole inserts & 2 $5 Amazon Gift Cards - It's Free At Last

Firecracker Bow from Mommy's Bowtique (@5pm EST) U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

$20 GC to Costume Discounters.com - U.S. - Local Fun For Kids

$25 GC to Paper & Pigtails - Etsy shop - All Things Remembered

Forever Ended Yesterday CD - by These Hears, T-Shirt, and a Poster - Our Village is a Little Different

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music (3 winners) - US/CAN - Shawn's Sharings

Four Children's Little Green books - U.S. - Oh! Diane.com

One 64oz. Jar of Chicken Soup, Half Dozen Made From Scratch Rolls, and Half Dozen Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Spoonful of Comfort - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Super Diaper Baby gift packs - books (2 winners) - GeekMom

$16.99 credit to the Bamboobies store - enough to purchase a two pair pack of regular OR overnight pads or put towards a multi-pack) - The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving the Motherhood

Discovery Girls Prize Pack - U.S. - The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving the Motherhood

Discovery Girls Prize Pack (@8pm PST) U.S. - Obviously MARvelous

Mega Bloks Dragons Universe: Ultimate Action Dragon Destroyer - U.S. - gaynycdad

Leapfrog Amazing Alphabet DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Dora the Explorer's Big Party Pack of DVD's - U.S. - gaynycdad

Ecoland Socks (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Crocodile Hop Floor Game (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Teach My Early Learning Kit (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Color It By Numbers (3 winners) (@8pm) - My Springfield Mommy

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes (2 winners) (@8pm) - My Springfield Mommy

Crayola Timer Light Toothbrush (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Preschool Fun DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

P.F. Chang's Home Meal (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Gentleman's Bedside Companion Book (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Through A Dog's Eyes - Book (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Fireman Sam: Brave New Rescues DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy