Saturday, August 11, 2012

Make Your Own "Big Book of Boo Boos" for Your Little Doc McStuffins Fan! (New Episode on Friday, 8/17!)

Go Here to make your little one their own "Big Book of Boo Boos!" You can also find other Doc McStuffins printable pages, episodes, coloring pages, and more!

New Doc McStuffins episode premiering next week in which Doc herself gets sick and becomes the patient! In the episode titled "Doctoring the Doc," Doc's mom diagnoses her with the flu, so the toys step in to entertain and take care of her while she rests and tries to get better. The episode premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 at 9:00 a.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m., ET/PT on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel.  Please check out an EXCLUSIVE clip from the new episode below!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 8/11

Sample box of the delicious RW Garcia Dippers - tortilla chips - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

Bow Tie or Tie from Sharp Dressed Little Man - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Skin Authority’s Dramatic Eye Lift ($134 value) (a highly concentrated, protein-rich formula that tightens and lifts skin around the eyes) - U.S. -Delialicious Picks

Stim-U-Dent Plaque Removers - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

SOAR Study Skills Program Valued at $149 - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul “Say Hello to a Better Body” - book - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *GT

GloDose Medicine Dropper - U.S. - Take It From Me *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: 

Personalized Cookie Mug - Worldwide - Shooting Stars Mag *RC

One Cozy Belly top of your choice - Oh So Savvy Mom *RC

Friday, August 10, 2012

Swaddle Designs Angry Birds Collection Review and Giveaway! (U.S. & Canada) Ends 8/23 (Rafflecopter)

SwaddleDesigns® is introducing the Angry Birds Baby Collection!

Angry Birds have found happiness with SwaddleDesigns baby products! They are honored that Rovio chose SwaddleDesigns to manufacture Angry Birds Baby items based on their high quality products.

Angry Birds by Rovio is a phenomenally popular game. Angry Birds is the fastest growing brand in the world with over 600 million downloads. Boys, girls, men, women, grandmas and grandpas – all love playing Angry Birds. The game is entertaining to people of all ages, genders and geographies.

SwaddleDesigns was founded by Lynette Damir, RN, Designer and Mom in 2002, and SwaddleDesigns was the first company to introduce the large square swaddling blanket to the US and many countries around the world. SwaddleDesigns is known for their premium quality fabric, fabulous colors and prints, decorative edge, and the innovative 123 Swaddle® instructional label that helps new parents master the art of swaddling. SwaddleDesigns blankets come in a variety of weights and are perfect for many uses such as a privacy throw for breastfeeding moms, a tummy time play mat, a cover over the stroller as well as swaddling.

The Ultimate Receiving Blanket® is a lightweight premium cotton flannel blanket – for moderate to cooler environmental temperatures. The Marquisette Swaddling Blanket® is a very lightweight openweave high quality cotton blanket – for warmer environmental temperatures.

Angry Birds is just one of the many collections SwaddleDesigns offers. We have many new exciting new prints and a variety of blankets and other products for 2012!

Learn “How to Swaddle” and more information regarding sleeping environments and the benefits of swaddling.

We had a chance to review one of the Angry Birds Swaddle Blankets and an Angry Birds Bodysuit. Hailey looked so cute snuggled up in her bodysuit with the matching blanket keeping her legs warm. The bodysuit is made of cotton and not too thin or too heavy. The holes that the arms come out of though are a little snug. But other than that, the Angry Birds bodysuit is soft and cute!

The Angry Birds Marquisette Swaddling Blanket - Multi Bird is very light weight, breathable, and soft. Easy to follow swaddling instructions are sewn onto every Swaddle Designs Swaddle blanket.

Swaddle Designs also sells Angry Birds long sleeved bodysuits, other short sleeved bodysuits, gift bundles, ultimate receiving blankets, other light weight swaddle blankets, swaddle duos, baby lovies, burp clothes, zzZipMe Sacks (sleep sacks), and plush toys! 

Buy It: Purchase your Swaddle Designs Angry Birds products today!

Win It: Enter below, using the Rafflecopter form, for a chance to Win the same Angry Birds Marquisette Swaddle Blanket ($20 value) the I reviewed AND your choice of a Short Sleeved or Long Sleeved Angry Birds Bodysuit (with one Angry Bird print on the front) ($15 value). (Open to residents of the continental United States and Canada) 

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Disclosure: I received an Angry Birds Swaddle Blanket and Bodysuit from Swaddle Designs. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 8/10

Three Pack of Uglee Pens - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

Coupon for Free Almond Breeze – any flavor (3 winners) - U.S. - Simply, Live, Love

NatureBox Monthly Box (@9pm PST) - U.S. - Minnesota Girl in LA

Veggie Tales - The Penniless Princess DVD - U.S. - from Tracie

Back to School Label Pack from Lovable Labels - U.S. - Surviving Motherhood *RC

"News on the Home Front" - book by Christopher G. McPherson - SAHM & TW(2B) *RC

MyMemories Software Download ($39.97) - Kelly's Passion for Nutrition *RC

"Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions" - book, by Rachelle Weisberger - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *GT

Braless Bra From Beauty By Rachel - Hottest Trend Setter

Art Class DVD (Volume 1) (Christ-Centered Art) -Intoxicated on Life

Bottle of BabyMamma Vitamins (120ct) and a Reusable Tote (ARV $34.50) - U.S. - Sweet T Makes Three

Protector Dog Attack Deterrent Spray - U.S. - I'm A Blessed Mommy *RC

Custom Designed Blog Header (a $150 value), either for Blogger or WordPress – or if the winner is interested in moving to WordPress, she is offering a $150 credit toward the cost of migration, for any of her packages from The Blog Maven -Natural Suburbia

Charmstrandz charm extension with up to eight charms - U.S. - Xmas Dolly *RC

1 Month Gift Subscription of KLUTCHclub - U.S. - Fat Girl Running

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

"Dallas" - TV show - Quickie Book (2 winners) - Game on Mon *RC

Olivia Kaboo Bag - U.S. - the winthrop chronicles

netTALK DUO Wifi with one year service included - U.S. - SAHM & TW(2B) *RC

Chalk City Activity Set - U.S. - SAHM & TW(2B) *RC

Fishing Camp, The Game - Emily Reviews *GT

Babar: The Classic Series $19.98 (2 discs) - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 8/9

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Laughing Lindsey

Dipr (Utensil for holding your dipping cookies, like oreos) - U.S. -

Two kids fitness games: one Flip2BFit Board Game and one Bakari Memory Game (total value $59.90) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

All Terrain Sunscreen “AquaSport” in SPF 30 - U.S. - Celebrating Women *RC

Sidekix toy (winner's choice) - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

BathBlocks Coast Guard Building Set - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Case of snack size Beanitos - chips - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

Chicken of the Sea Prize Pack (2 winners) - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of R.E.M. - CD - U.S. - Mondays with Mac *RC

Penzey's spices, towels, and 2 books - U.S. - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks *RC

The Wiggles Big Birthday DVD (3 winners) - U.S. - Kid Things *RC

Granny Square Earwarmer from The Folklore Cabin Etsy shop - International - Today I...

Reusable Water Bottle from Gobie H2O - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Mission Possible (Insight to Fix Public Schools) - book & DVD - U.S. - Mommy Talk Show *RC 

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: (Rafflecopter only)
 5 ct. in each flavor Zone Perfect bars - U.S. - Two Bears Farm *RC

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 8/8

Jamberry Nail Shield & Manicure Set ($25) - U.S. - Easy Couponing

Piano Lessons - 3 Materials for Lessons 1-41, with the Listening Album - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Five Books - U.S. - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks *RC

$15 Jack's Choice Gift Certificate - Adventures in Craziness *RC

"Grace not Perfection" Print - Carolina Fireflies

Seventh Generation Baby Products - U.S. - Married my sugar daddy

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: (Rafflecopter only)

Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 Toothbrush - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Bag of the Fairhaven Health Tea - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

5 Premier Protein Gift Pack of Shakes & Bars - U.S. - Colorado Mountain Mom *RC

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 8/7

Lifetime Surviving High School DVD Set which includes the following movies: Odd Girl Out, For One Night, The Perfect Teacher, and Augusta Gone - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Back to School Pack of Lovable Labels - US/CAN - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Bottle of Argan Oil & 2 Beauty Bars from Eden Allure - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

Baking Supplies - U.S. - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks *RC

$25 GC that can be used at H-E-B, H-E-B plus! and Central Market - U.S. - Nicki Woo

$25 GC - U.S. - Kaisy Daisy's Corner (Google Docs)

Fireman Sam: Heroic Rescue Adventures on DVD - U.S. - Inspired By Savannah *RC

Pack of letterpress cards and tags from Blushing Pearl - U.S. - Carolina Fireflies

Package of the RW Garcia Dippers - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews 

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: (Rafflecopter only) 

AllClear Mosquito Mister Lantern - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

The Costume Super Center $25 Gift Certificate - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

Adorable Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen, Adorable Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen Stick, and Loving Naturals Insect Repellent - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Pair of Real Kids Shades - US/CAN - A Spectacled Owl *RC

Monogrammed Necklace OR Bracelet from MarinetteJewelry - the preppy diaries *RC

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bloggers, Sign up today for a sneak peak of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" & a Live Q&A with Jennifer Gardner on 8/14!

Carmex Summer Tote Bag and SIX Carmex Sticks Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 8/15 (Rafflecopter)

The Carmex Summer Tote is very big and well made! I can't wait to use this next time we go to the lake, or maybe even our local county fair! Each Carmex stick contains SPF of 15 to protect your lips from the effects of the summer sun. The six different flavors of the Carmex Sticks that I received along with the tote are: Original, Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Lime Twist and their Newest addition, Pomegranate. Carmex products are NOT tested on animals. They are also Gluten FREE! 

My mother in law was here to visit and she tried out the Vanilla and Cherry sticks, she loved them! She has been using another brand of chapstick and it wasn't doing much in the way of protecting her lips. It also wasn't staying on her lips like she wanted it to. She kept having to reapply her old chapstick every hour or so. I think that I got her hooked on Carmex! I use the Carmex (small jar) on my lips every night. I find that this helps to keep them moist during the day when I forget to put lip balm on them. I especially loved having it in the hospital with me when I had my baby girl.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, for a chance to Win your own Carmex Summer Tote and the same Six sticks that I received! 

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Disclosure: I received a Carmex Summer Tote with six sticks off Carmex lip balm because I am a member of their blog squad. The above words are mine and mine alone. No other compensation was received or exchanged.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 8/6

Snyder of Berlin Small Bag Sampler Prize Pack (2 winners) - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

7-Keto Ultra (2 winners) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

$25 e-gift card to - U.S. - The Ordinary Aunt *RC

Huh-Uh CD - for children - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

FunBites cutter of your choice - U.S. - Aias *RC

Case of Bare Fruit Snacks - U.S. - Surviving Motherhood *RC

Weegoamigo Swaddling Blanket in Mint from Brand Down Under - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Randomly Selected Cleava - U.S. - Young Trendsetter *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body - book (3 winners) - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: (Rafflecopter only)
Earth's Best Organic Sensitivity Formula (ARV $32) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Prize Pack (Tiny Tot Foaming Wash, Baby Body Butter, and Baby Bear Soap) - U.S. - Aias *RC

Lily Bug Pretend Makeup 6 Piece Set - U.S. - Mama Love *RC

Funsical CD - U.S. Praises of a Wife and Mommy *RC

Crate with 4 Jars of Rose Romano's Italian Gourmet Toppings and a Cookbook with Recipes - U.S. - *RC

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Going Green with Pambra's Washable Nursing Pads (Review)!

Did you know that Pambra's not only makes and sells Bra Liners, but they also sell some awesome, Washable Nursing Pads! Pambra's Nursing Pads are six inches in diameter, which is much bigger than most other washable nursing pads that I have purchased in the past. This means that they cover my big nips and areolas! They are very soft, flexible, and absorbent. Pambra's Nursing Pads are made out of Cotton/Polyester blended fabric.

I don't know if you can tell, but there is a nursing pad in the middle of the Pambra's Nursing Pad to show the difference in sizes.

Here they are side by side. The Pambra's Nursing Pads are much larger, which also means that they will hold more liquid and fit better for women with larger breasts!

Pambra's Nursing Pads are sold in a box with ten nursing pads! The nursing pads are also machine washable and they are safe to put in the dryer too! I recommend purchasing a garment bad, which is a netted bag with a zipper on it, that you can place small items such as washable nursing pads, baby socks, and more inside when you need to wash them.

I really love the idea of the Pambra's Bra Liners! I honestly wish that I would have thought of it! I have never been able to wear underwire bras because the wire cuts into my skin. Pambra's Bra Liners would really keep the wire away from my skin and possibly keep an underwire bra from cutting into my ribs. Pambra's Bra Liner is a soft cotton liner worn in your bra. The liners help "absorb perspiration under and between your breasts! Pambra's Bra Liners virtually eliminate the threat of fungus, and prevents heat rash from developing. Pambra’s have no pins, hooks, or tapes; the liners have been proven to stay in place with a properly fitted bra. (A properly fitted bra has no more than two fingers space to pull away from the body.)" (taken from the website) 

Pambra's also makes and sells products for women who have had single and double mastectomys. They are called the Unilateral Bra Liner and the Bilateral Bra Liner. They would make a great gift for anyone who has had a mastectomy.

I recently had a c-section on July 2nd. I wish that I had purchased a few of Pambra's Original Tummy Liners. Maybe using a few of these and changing them out a few times a day, might have helped to keep my c-section incision from getting infected. It would have helped to absorb the sweat that collects around the incision, protecting it from infectious germs. I will be sharing this product with my OB at my next appointment! I think every woman who has a c-section should own a few of them!

ALL of Pambra's products are machine washable and dryer safe!

Buy It: Pambra's products are available at many retailers in the U.S., Canada, Germany and online. Please visit to locate a retailer near you.

Follow Pambras on Twitter.

"LIKE" Pambras on Facebook. 

Disclosure: I received a pack of Pambra's Nursing Pads for my review. No other compensation was exchanged or received. All of the words above, except the ones in blue, are my own words.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 8/5

System Mechanic for PC valued at $40 - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Forever Cloth & a mini Forever Cloth from The Willow Store - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Sportula of your choice - U.S. - Contest-Corner *RC

Chicken Soup For The Soul - books - 3 winners will win "Say Hello To a Better Body" and 3 winners will win "Messages From Heaven" - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

Clorox Green Works products Prize Pack - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews

Set of 3 Unlikely Friendships for Kids books - U.S. - Kid Things *RC

$40 Amazon or iTunes Gift Card (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Wiggles Big Birthday DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Veggie Tales-The Penniless Princess DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Prize pack with: four bottles of Santa Cruz Organic lemonade (each one a different flavor) as well as four 4-packs of R.W. Knudsen’s Spritzers (different flavors, as well) - gaynycdad

Battleship: Fun on the Run travel game - gaynycdad

LeapFrog Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Team Umizoomi DVD - gaynycdad

Team Umizoomi: Milli & Umiplane Toy - gaynycdad

Fireman Sam: Heroic Rescue Adventures DVD - gaynycdad

Geoworld Dino Dan Two-Pack - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Movie DVD - gaynycdad

My Hikes Pant Cuff Fasteners (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Dog on the Roof: On The Road with Mitt & the Mutt - book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Two coupons for FREE French's Mustard (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Coppertone Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

OcuFresh Eye Wash Tote and Samples (2 winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Twotara Footies - baby outfit (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Art of Forgetting - book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

FunBites (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride (3 winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life - book (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Costco/P&G Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy 

Not Rafflecopter Giveaways, but under 300 entries!: 

$50 gift set from Avon’s Tiny Tillia collection (you get to pick boys or girls, baby or toddler) - gaynycdad

Zylie Bear (msrp, $49.99) - gaynycdad 

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: (Rafflecopter only) 

Silver Dolphin Book of Your Choice - U.S. - Mom and More *RC

Normal Skin Care Travel Kit from Annmarie Gianni - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

(2) packs of 30-count wipes - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

Cars Luggage Tag (set of two) - U.S. - Wishing Well *RC