Friday, September 7, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 9/7

Asher's Chocolates - Box of Pecan Caramel Patties - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews

Your choice of one glass - excluding the handblown margarita glass from - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Six (6) month subscription to Bulu Box ($60 value) One for you and one for a friend - U.S. - Stretching Your Budget

History Heritage Curriculum CD of your choice - US/CAN - Intoxicated on Life

Hippo & Turtle (made from recycled flip flops) - U.S. ReFab Diaries *RC

Angry Birds AND Superheroes Back to School Prize Packs - U.S. - The Staten Island family

Microsoft Office 2010 - U.S. - The Staten Island family

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

Family (4) Pack of Meal Passes (2 winners) - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

$100 GC to Tea - Does Mommy Love It?

Box of Nescafe Memento Cappuccino - U.S. - Making Cents Of It *RC

$75 in Coupons - U.S. - Save Daily With Haley *RC

Multipack of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Swaddle Designs - SwaddleLite Review and Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 9/14

We recently had a chance to review the Cute & Calm SwaddleLite - Pastel Pink (Set of 3). They were semi-soft when I first took them out of the box, and they weren't scotch taped to hold their form in the box like most other products. After I washed all three blankets, they were really soft.

SwaddleDesigns website even has a Gift Registry! SwaddleDesigns makes bodysuits, knotted hats, swaddle blankets, burp cloths, bibs, receiving blankets, infant wearable blankets, security blankets, hooded towels, baby washcloths, fitted crib sheets, gift sets, and even adult swaddle wraps.

SwaddleLite contains a set of three lightweight breathable openweave high quality cotton Marquisette Swaddling Blankets in a gift box. These blankets are custom made using superior quality cotton yarns created from long, smooth, high quality cotton. SwaddleDesigns blankets are well respected by the medical community and they are often recommended by pediatricians, nurses, doulas, and newborn care instructors.

SwaddleDesigns was  founded by Lynette Damir, RN, Designer and Mom of two in 2002. They were the first company to introduce the large square swaddling blanket to the U.S. marker and many markets around the world. They are known for their premium quality fabric, fabulous colors and prints, and the innovative 123 Swaddle instructional label that makes learning how to swaddle so easy. Their versatile blankets come in a variety of weights and are perfect for so many uses such as a privacy throw for breastfeeding moms, a tummy play mat, a cover over the stroller or car seat, and more.

SwaddleLite blankets also come in Cute Classic Disney, Disney's It's a Small World, and other designs for both boys and girls!

Here is a photo of my baby girl, Hailey, when she was just eleven days old. She is nine weeks old now, and she still likes to be swaddled! The Swaddle Designs SwaddleLite Blankets are in great shape. They get washed a few times a week in our home due to spit up and more. I recommend using these over your standard small, square receiving blankets to everyone. 

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Disclosure: I received a set of SwaddleLite Swaddle blanket from Swaddle Designs for my review. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Take Your Family For A Day Out With Thomas the Train!

My children and I had the chance this year to go see and ride Thomas the Train at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum for a Day Out With Thomas: Mystery On The Rails Tour 2012! My children and I went to downtown Nashville, Tennessee to the train museum and we got to play with Mega Bloks, Thomas & Friends trains on some cute train layouts for children and adults to play with. There were bounce houses, story time, Thomas cartoons, a magician, temporary tattoos, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, miniature golf, a small train to ride on, and a gift shop. We had so much fun that we spent three hours taking our time doing the different activities.

When you and your children arrive at a Thomas event, you will receive a map, or a piece of paper to collect stamps on from the different activities around the Thomas event. After you receive all of your stamps, you can trade in your paper, or just show it to someone sitting at a table where you entered the event, and they will give you a little souvenir to take home.

Goodbye hug to their friend Zack to end their time with Thomas!

Hailey was all tuckered out from our busy morning.

This is the final weekend to take your children to go see Thomas. He won't be back again until September 2013.
WHEN:                 September 8th & 9th, 2012
TIME:                   8am-5pm
WHERE:               220 Willow Street, Nashville, TN 37210 (Free Parking)

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas™: The Mystery Tour 2012 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or  Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). Children 2 years of age and under are FREE!

For more information and directions, contact the Tennessee Central Railway Museum at (615) 244-9001 or go to

For information on Thomas & Friends™ and to find out when and where you Thomas is coming to your town, visit 

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

Disclosure: I received some tickets to attend the Day Out With Thomas event in exchange for my post. The opinions above are mine and mine alone.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 9/6

Amy Dixon Fitness DVDs Breathless Body Volume 2: The Edge and Give Me 10: Core Cuts - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

5 lb. bag of Wildflower Farm’s Eco-Lawn Grass Seed, a drought-resistant grass that requires mowing only once per month ($34.95 value) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples - book (2 winners) - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel Kit - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Variety Pack Of Shelf Safe Milk - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks plus a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk - U.S. - Kids and Deals

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer - book - US/CAN - Little Sprout Growing *RC

Coupon for a Bag of Farm Rich Snacks (2 winners) - U.S. - Mommy Head Adventures *RC

Capturing Couture Camera Strap - Adventures With Ellie *RC

Bottle of Royal Ginseng energy from Jadience - Hottest Trend Setter

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: 

POP game for Addition & Subtraction - U.S. - Pixie Dusted Homeschool *RC

My Feeding Friend nursing support pillow - US/CAN - Frugal Follies *RC

$25 GC of your choice (Target, Home Depot, or Anthropologie) - U.S. - Retro Redux

Personal Productivity Secrets - Book - Worldwide - Dominique's Desk *RC

Thinkbaby 9oz thinkster cup - Colorado Mountain Mom *RC

Bola Ball for Pregnant Moms from Elcharms - The Spoiled Mama Blog *RC

Julep Maven Intro Box ($40 value) - CAN/US - Delco Deal Diva *RC

$50 Gift Card to Spend with the Simon Mall Group - U.S. - The Weekend File *RC

Katie Couric Prize Pack (Official Katie tote bag, T-shirt, baseball caps, coffee mug, notebook, water tumbler & travel mouse pad) - U.S. - More Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

Crayola Back-to-School gift pack (Crayola Bright Fabric Markers, Crystal Effects Window Markers, Crayola Window Mega Markers, Wild Notes Index Cards, Wild Notes Sticky Notes, Wild Notes 1 Subject Notebook, and a Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board) - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 9/5

Four 3-packs of shelf safe milk and a little cow stress ball to squeeze - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale - U.S. - Mommie...Again *RC

Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit along with sample of Dijon Mustard and $5 worth of coupons for Rubbermaid and sandwich making products - U.S. - Cozy Home Scenes *RC

Three kinds of ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

$25 Certificate to Pear Tree Greetings - U.S. - Surviving Motherhood *RC

(3) boxes of Lipton Tea & Honey (5 winners) - U.S. - Savings and Stewardship *RC

Fiber One 90 Calories Brownies prize pack - U.S. - Making Ends Meet

Pepsi Next Summer Flavors Tray and Six cans of Pepsi - U.S. - Making Ends Meet

Set of the 3 What to Expect books (2 winners) - U.S. - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

5 Sewing Patterns from Ruby Jean's Closet - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

4 Sewing Patterns from Lily Bird Studio - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

$100 gift card to Jcrew (@10pm CST) - U.S. - the little style file

One pound box of Enstrom's Almond Toffee - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Pack of TidyTots Potty Chair Liners - US/CAN - Frugality is Free *RC

Trojan - Pulse and Tri-Phoria products - U.S. - Networking Witches

$10 Starbucks eGift Card (2 winners) - U.S. - Simple Couponing *RC

Oogieloves Prize Pack (worth $150) - Includes a Play Tent, Mobile, Glitter Tattoos (2), Stickers (2) and Beach balls (2) - U.S. - Mommy Talk Show *RC

$150 Oogielove Prize Pack - U.S. - Mom-Blog *RC

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 9/4

Pair of WarMMuffs - U.S.- Networking Witches

Pair of My First Weiztman Baby Shoes - U.S. - Networking Witches

$50 Barbecue Gift Basket made from Big Fat Daddy's (3 winners) - U.S. - Ira Mercy

Bottle of 7-Keto Ultra from Live Well Market (2 winners) - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

For Kids: Deluxe Glitter Art Kit and the Beach Buddies Shell Craft Kit - HBHL

Complete Set of Lunch Hugs and a "decorate your own" lunch box - US/CAN - Create with Mom *RC

Wholly Guacamole Prize Pack (3 winners) - US/CAN - Create with Mom *RC

Julep Maven Intro Box ($40 value) - CAN/US - Laughing Lindsey *RC

"Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show" on DVD, "A Little Book About Feelings", "Sally Simon Simmons' Super Frustrating Day" Book, and "My Feelings Activity Book" - U.S. - Savings and Stewartship *RC

Hallmark Text Band Stater Kit - U.S. - Smart Spendingspot *RC

Copco - Strawberry Tea Kettle (3 winners) ($26 value) (@9pm PST) U.S. - Minnesota Girl in LA

$50 Code to Tiny Prints (plus free standard shipping) - U.S. - The Attic Girl *RC

My Memories Suite Software for PC or MAC - The Pixel Boutique

"Crossing Values" by Carrie Daws (autographed paperback) - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Ultimate Tailgating Prize Pack - by Frito Lay (5 Large bags of Chips, 5 Coupons for Dips, 18 Piece Mr BBQ Grilling Set, Grilling Lighter, a Football, Mesquite Wood Chips, and Soda Can Coolies) - U.S. - Strange Daze Indeed

Two Creativity for Kids Kits: Deluxe Glitter Kit and Beach Buddies Shell Crafts Kit - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:  

Mai Mariu - Your choice in color of 1 Hydrating Stick Gloss and 1 of the Anti-Aging Eye Treatment - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

20 KIND bars (healthy snack bars)- 5 of each of the four KIND Nuts & Spices flavors ($40 value) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

Hallmark Back to School Care Package - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Home Decor Prize Pack (worth over $65!) - U.S. - Sew Can Do

Fiber One Gift Pack (contains: 1 box of Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, the Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor and a Survival kit including: - Brain Stress Ball - Water Bottle - Ear Tube Buds - Office Turf - Mini tote bag) - U.S. - A Busy Mom Of Two *RC

Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball & All Natural 2 in 1 Waterless Shampoo - U.S. - Saving With SaveOne *RC

Monday, September 3, 2012

"Home in the Cave" by Janet Halfman - Children's Book Review!

Home in the Cave is a beautiful story about a baby bat who doesn't want to practice waving his wings or learn to fly because he feels safe and doesn't want to leave his cave. The baby bat ends up waving his wings anyway, and he accidentally lets go of the cave ceiling and ends up falling into the nest of a rat. The rat takes the baby bat around to different areas of the cave and tells the baby bat how many creatures below depend on the bats to live and survive. There is some great information about bats and caves in the back of the book. This book is great for all children, homeschoolers, teachers, and anyone who wants to read a sweet story about a baby bat.

I never realized just how many creatures really do depend on bats above to survive. When we were in India, there were many bats up in the ruins of buildings and we could hear them making noise above and in darkened areas of the ruins.

You can purchase "Home in the Cave" on, or at just about any online bookstore or brick-and mortar bookstore. Any local bookstore that doesn't have the book will usually be happy to order it. It's also available for purchase from the publisher, Home in the Cave is available in hardcover, softcover, and also comes as an e-book in English and Spanish.

For more information about Janet Halfmann, the author, and her children's books, go to her website:

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Thank you very much to Janet Halfmann for donating some autographed children's books to our Lifehouse Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation silent auction that we are holding at the end of this month! We greatly appreciate it.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 9/3

Oransi Fridge Air Purifier - U.S. - Contest-Corner *RC

Box of Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Mia Mariu - One hydrating stick gloss, and 2 loose mineral shadow liners of winner's choice of colors - U.S. - Luv Saving Money *RC

Lamby Lambpants from Love & Fleece - U.S. - Kid Things *RC

Anti-Aging Brightening Serum and one Hydrating Stick Gloss (your choice of color) (Retail Value of $52) (@11pm CST) - HannahViolin

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: 

$50 Tiny Prints promo code + free standard or USPS shipping - U.S. - J4C Blog *RC

Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four single-serve shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley, plus a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk - U.S. - Contest-Corner *RC

Two packages of 30 count Boogie Wipes - US/CAN/Australia - MamaBreak *RC

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 9/2

Halo germ defense gift package (valued at $50) - U.S. - gaynycdad

Team Umizoomi: 1, 2, 3 DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Dora the Explorer: Musical School Days DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. Favorites: The First Day of School DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

The Garfield Show: Holiday Extravaganza DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

UV Skinz swim shirt - U.S. - gaynycdad

EA’s "Pop Cap Games: Bejeweled 3" - for your PC - U.S. - gaynycdad

Four (4) tins of new Ice Breakers, 2 each of 2 new flavor (2 winners) - U.S. - gaynycdad

Fireman Sam-Heroic Rescue DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Angelina Ballerina-Dreams Do Come True Movie DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Bob the Builder-The Ultimate Can-Do Crew DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Sport Shield - Sports Themed Bandages For Kids (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Hallmark's Back to School Prize Pack (@8pm) U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Walmart $25 Gift Card (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Randy Kaplan's Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie CD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Coupon for a FREE Mulipack of YoCrunch Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt (5 winners) (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

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

Ben Taylor's Listening CD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Mia and the Migoo DVD (3 winners) (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Kristi Yamaguchi Power Workout Autographed DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

T-Shirt Tie Sleeve Top from Riordan Roache (@8pm) - Frieda Sophie

Mr. Hookumbacker and the Yella Yella Yum Yum Tree - Children's Book - Worldwide - The Nap Time Reviewer *RC

Carseat Canopy Whole Caboodle Set - U.S. - Mid Mo Kids *RC

Shirt from revolution 46 - U.S. - Simply me *RC

$20 Target GC, Box of Cheerios, and Box of Crayola Dry Erase Crayons (@9pm) - U.S. - Thrifty Ways and Ideas

$75 Gift Certificate from Paper Coterie - U.S. - Second Story Window *RC

Quotable Photo Book by (includes free shipping) - U.S - Sometimes You Win *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

Zhu Zhu Pets: Wild Bunch, for the Nintendo Wii - U.S. - gaynycdad