Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crocodile Crunch

A shop overflowing with adorable boutique items! Mostly for little girls mind you, but I did find a few things for my little man!

 I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win $20 GC to use at Crocodile Crunch so I can buy this blue elephant fabric box!

Another item I have my eye on is the ties and tie onesies - I am impressed that I can ask for different fabric and she is happy to custom make these!

The giveaway is going on right now over at Houghton Happenings!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What to Expect

I am at 19 weeks in my pregnancy (almost half way!) and sometimes I feel so lost as to what is going on with my crazy changing body. Not to mention how the development of my baby is coming along and what I can do to positively influence these changes.

Well, I have several friends who have suggested the book "What to Expect when you're Expecting." I've thumbed through it a few times and wished I had my own copy.I've been thinking about buying it, but kind of feel like it's too late now that I am already in my second trimester.

Well, here is my chance! There is a giveaway for not only this book, but the trio of  "What to Expect" books.Perfect!

I will probably invest in them at some point, even if I don't win, but it's worth a shot. If you'd like to enter you can find more details at Take It From Me! And besides the great books, What to Expect has a great website to track your pregnancy as well!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oshi mat

Well, as most of you know, I am expecting in May! And so, I have been browsing the wide world of baby gear! There is always a dilemma about what things are absolutely necessary, what things would be useful, and what things are just plain for the fun of it.

I think this Oshi Mat kind of falls somewhere between useful, and..... SO MUCH FUN!

"Oshi mat has a wide range of uses ranging from developmental classes –like music class, mom and baby stimulation class-, to a travel mat, changing mat, play-date mat, outing mat, tummy time mat and many more!"

With just a few great patterns to choose from, I like the simplicity of picking out one of these mats. So many of the baby things I am in the market for require so much research. hahaha.

We don't know if we are having a boy or girl yet, so my favorite design is the giraffe pattern:

I am entering to win a mat kit over at Take It From Me!

Giveway ends 12/17.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shabby Apple!

YEEEES! Discovered another Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!

I've been watching Shabby Apple for a while now and compiling a never-ending wish list. There are just so many cute styles. I have put together my dream outfits for every occasion, and for every mood! Of course I am not a millionaire so I have pick and choose - but their prices really aren't bad for what you get, and I wanted to spread the word!
 Now that I am expecting I have been browsing their cute maternity section and have replaced the above wish list item with the new "baby bump" version:
 Of course, I do need a little color in my life right now. Winter is a little drab so I picked out this beauty:
I am putting them on my Christmas List for my husband to see, and hopefully I will find one under the tree!

Right now Shabby Apple is generously offering a giveaway of their Bali Ha'i dress over at Houghton Happenings. Giveaway ends 12/27!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bepe Baby

Another great place to find baby footwear - you know I can't resist! This time it is slippers from Bepe Baby.That's not all they make, so if you are looking for other baby accessories, be sure to go browsing at their website! Or find them on Facebook, where I found even more style options!

I know summer is over for now, but I love the bright colors all year round.
With a no slip grip, and a soft white fabric, these boots are a definite favorite!

Simple and striped - how can you go wrong? They look so warm and cozy, don't they!?

Right now over at Take It From Me you can enter a Bepe Baby giveaway where the winner will be choosing a free pair of slippers, any style and sizes from newborn to 5 years! Just go over and leave a comment letting them know what your favorite style is, and check back for the winner on December 13th!

Monday, November 21, 2011

uncommon goods

A giveaway with some variety! The prize is a $25 gift certificate so you can PICK what you want if you are the winner.

I have been having some fun browsing the uncommon goods website and have found some really cute stuff. If you are looking for a holiday gift, or something for yourself, you'll have to go take a look for yourself because I have been focused on the baby stuff ---

 Since my husband and I have waited a long time for the kid thing to happen, this would be fun to have for when we finally did have a little one :)
 I used to love that saying "i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream" and it is even funnier when you think about a baby screaming. cute shirt!
 Ever since the first time I saw these in an Etsy shop I have thought they were super funny and the perfect baby boy gift. Silly and practical at the same time - just a really great idea.
 I am always a sucker for baby shoes, and I have never seen any like these before. They look pretty comfy and would go with any outfit to give it a little pizzazz.
 Okay, and one thing that I looked at for myself, because it's just quirky:
 A belt that actually fastens like a seat belt. Ha!
These are just some of my top picks that are under $25. There really is a lot of great stuff to look at so have fun and don't forget to enter the giveaway at Take It From Me!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tiny Prints Holiday Cards

Don't you LOVE getting fun Christmas Cards in the mail? I think it is SO exciting when I see pictures of my friends and their kids on a cheerful holiday greeting. I know... it is sometimes a pain and one more thing to add to "THE LIST" of stuff you have to do, but I believe it helps to keep the season Merry and Bright :)

What if you could get 50 custom cards printed for you for Free!!! There is a Tiny Prints Giveaway right now at the Take It From Me giveaway site!

So many options for the lucky winner! So far I have it narrowed down to three:

Go pick out your card at Tiny Prints and then enter to win at Take It From Me!

Darling Little Bow Shop

I have a thing for exceptional hair accessories for little girls. They really can "make the outfit" don't you think? Here is a really cute polkadot set of 4 from Darling Little Bow Shop.
She has an AWESOME assortment of different styles - some based on characters, others that are "over the top" impressive, and then more basic bows like these (that are my personal favorite)

And what happens when such masterful bow art becomes part of the clothing. For example, these perfectly festive holiday leg warmers:
I have a few friends who just had little girls, and although I usually try to give practical presents, I would LOVE to be able to give a pair of these to each of them. They are just tooooo cute. 

 You can enter to win a pair of holiday leg warmers with matching bow right now over at Houghton Happenings!  I couldn't resist!  Be sure to get your entries in before 11/22.

Monday, November 7, 2011

San Diego Bebe

Wow! What a genius idea ---

A nursing pillow with detachable cover! I just think this would be such a great product to have around while breastfeeding.  Looks really comfy and super practical. Thank you SanDiego Bebe website! Go check it out and learn more about it, like some of these features:
  • Designed GREEN for your baby's healthy future!
  • Signature Privacy Cover is detachable and provides complete discretion - anytime, anywhere!
  • Patented angled surface designed to position babies towards mothers' breasts
  • Signature Comfort Bolster provides extraordinary support and security, for both mom and baby!
  • Detachable back pillow positionable anywhere along spine where mom needs it most
  • Adjustable strap comfortably fits up to a 52" waist
  • Convenient dual pockets: one side for bottles, the other side for phone or remote
  • San Diego Bebe Twin - also available for nursing twins simultaneously
I love the BebeButter color:

I am really hoping to win one of these over at Take It From Me! The SanDiego Bebe nursing pillow giveaway ends November 14th at midnight.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sew Very Thankful

I am so glad there are so many awesome ladies out there blessed with the talent of making adorable custom clothing for kids! I am just in awe at all these awesome shops filled with well-made items!

Today I found Sew Very Thankful on Etsy, and love her festive work. She has perfect little outfits for boys or girls along with very reasonably priced monogramming!
This pumpkin shirt (with matching pants) really stood out to me as something my nieces would love to wear. It makes them feel so special to have a special outfit for a special outing, especially when it has their very own name on it!
Some of the applique images are just too cute to handle! This elephant, along with a few of the others could be used for boy or girl, and just picture the name coming out of the trunk, or tucked away just below it's feet.

My absolute FAVORITE item in her shop is a ruffle pants set with an acorn and polkadots! Go check it out in her Sew Very Thankful shop!

There is a $30 gift certificate up for grabs to use at this shop. Enter to win over at Houghton Happenings! This giveaway ends November 1st so you have a little time to make a wish list, good luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I am already completely and happily immersed in the Christmas mode. I know... I sort of skipped the Halloween and Thanksgiving bit - but I just can't help myself this year!

So when I show you highlights of this shop full of wonderful paper crafts (such as tags, invitations, and cupcake toppers) please forgive me if I focus entirely on the Christmas assortment...

There is something NECESSARY to me about making a Christmas gift special and individualized. Even in the crazy rush of things, and the absolute stress zone,  I refuse to give cliche' and meaningless gifts. So, I think I will use these little time-saving tags this year! 

Hope I can win some through their current giveaway over at Houghton Happenings!

My Baby Clothes Boutique

This picture says it all! CUTE BABY CLOTHES TO BE HAD!!!

My Baby Clothes Boutique is a huge online store with all your baby clothes in one place. They have just the thing, whether you are looking for Boys stuff, Girls frills, or just that perfect accessory!

I entered the giveaway over at Houghton Happenings for a chance to win $25 gift certificate to spend at this boutique! I highly recommend you take a look at this one - I am sure you will find something you can't live without!

Too Chute

Hey everyone! I am back! I took a little break from the wonderful world of blogging for a bit, but you can bet that means the next few weeks will be slammed with all the stuff I need to catch you up on! Yay!

This morning I have already found a couple of great giveaways and can't imagine why I took a break in the first place ---- oh yes, I remember now.... life happens.

But here it is, the CHUTEst litte Etsy shop that you ever did see. It's called Too Chute and is filled with custom clothes for the kiddies. My number one favorite item from her current merchandise is....


I know, I am usually destined to pick the little boy stuff, but these are irresistible!  Go check out all the other perfect little items at Too Chute! And then when you come to the realization that you probably shouldn't buy things, but you really NEED to - enter to win a $20 gift certificate to help cushion your purchases. Great plan!

You will find the Giveaway details over at Houghton Happenings! It ends 10/27 so you have a little time to browse and get your wish list put together. See you over there!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Juppy Baby Walker

Say goodbye to bending over while helping your toddlers walk! With a Juppy you can stand up straight while they cruise around!

Enter to win one over at TakeItFromMe giveaway site!

Halo Sleep Sack

These sleep sacks are adorable and even better - it's a safer way for your baby to sleep!

The new chenille 3-piece SleepSack™ Swaddle set is a great starter set for your little one. This set includes a SleepSack Swaddle with removable swaddle feature and coordinating 100% cotton body suit and long-sleeve coverall (not shown). Made with plush chenille fabric that is super-soft, the SleepSack Swaddle will keep your little one warm and cozy all night long and you’ll have added peace of mind knowing they're sleeping safely. The Swaddle is trimmed with soft satin with adorable white and sage polka dots. Little Scotty dog embroidery adds extra special touch.

You can enter to win a basic sleep sack swaddler  right now at Take It From Me!

Uh-oh Industries

I think this Uh-Oh Industries  rocks for letting kids be kids --- and all the mess that that entails.

They have printed onesies and toddler T's that embrace the inevitable messes that kids make. Like this "cereal slide" displaying a cheerio battle. They also have other great graphics like "sauce toss" and "cheesy fingers" ---- I just think they are adorable.

Right now over at TakeItFromMe you can enter to win one of these cute products. Go check out Uh-oh industries and pick out your favorite. Then go tell them about it at TakeItFromMe! Giveaway ends October 3rd.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Brest Friend

 Found something today that is worth a look. A nice comfy pillow specifically designed to use while breast feeding.

"My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies. 50 prototypes and a global patent later, the pillow is loaded with features moms love:"

  • Wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain positioning and latch-on
  • Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore back and neck
  • Firm, flat cushion keeps baby from rolling
  • Adjustable, silent-release strap fits Moms or Dads comfortably and unlatches without waking baby
  • Arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress
  • Convenient pocket keeps water bottles, burp cloths, phone, and other items within reach 
If you are interested in learning more about this product you can find all the details at the My Brest Friend website. Or you can enter to win a free "original pillow" right now over at TakeItFromMe!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kolcraft Basinet

 I have been browsing the Kolcraft site and have discovered a few REALLY great baby items to add to my wishlist. I have also discovered some good resource links for good information. Things I will be needing to know as I get closer to my due date! "At Kolcrafts Parent's Center  you can  find information on what to keep in mind while trying to find the best products for your baby!  I also love the weekly tips, resources for caring for baby, the latest news, and more."

I just found out that TheBraggingMommy has reviewed the Light Vibes Rocking Baby Bassinet - And it is also a GIVEAWAY! Hooray for another chance to win exceptional baby gear!

This little beauty plays music, and nature sounds, along with a soft glow check light. Read the full review and enter the giveway at TheBraggingMommy!  Ends August 22nd.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I've told you before, and I am telling you again --- Eden's Fantasy is a great online resource for lingerie. 

When it comes to the "Lingerie" word I usually look the other way, but this shop has something for everyone. Even someone of my conservative taste. Instead of going to Victoria Secret or another shop, you can order something new online and not worry about the uncomfortable sales representatives :)

 So just a heads up that you should go check out the Eden Fantasy shop, and enter the $55 giveaway at Dang Gina! You can put in your entries until August 3rd.

Monday, July 11, 2011


A free photo shoot session is up for grabs over at Dang Gina! If you live near Rigby (that means you Rexburg and Idaho Falls people) this is an awesome prize! Check out some of her work through her Facebook albums by going to this link: Photography By Neibaur. I think she does an exceptional job, and I love browsing! Some of my favorites are the ones she has done of kids and babies - it takes some real talent to get those kind of shots of rambunctious little munchkins. So again, here is the site where you can go enter - Dang Gina. Not only does the winner get a free photo shoot, but will receive a free 8x10 print as well. Awessssome!

This giveaway will end on July 14th. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cisco Linksys Wireless Router

Isn't it amazing how much we rely on our computers? I feel like my whole life is dependent on a spreadsheet, a blog, or a T.V. monitor. So in order to keep it all up and running, a nice wireless router is invaluable! Cisco Linksys has all sorts of gadgets to assist our technological living, and the E4200 router is at the top of their achievements. It offers speed, coverage, and security! My husband and I will probably be investing in one of these....

That is if we don't WIN it over at The Bragging Mommy. They are giving away this wireless router to one lucky winner - ends June 29th.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kristin's Car Seat Canopy

I have seen these Car Seat Canopies around, and I love the idea! They have become increasingly popular and I can see why! I imagine having one of these is much nicer than the "throw-a-blanket-over" approach. I know a few people who are making them, but I really like Kristin's style.

She has a knack for finding cute fabrics and sometimes adds buttons or even rick rack! Look at this adorable planes,trains,and trucks fabric: And the adorable plane patch on the other side as well!
Kristin is even willing to do custom work, and make specific variations for your little one. I am so very excited that she is offering a giveaway on her own site! Yes, Take It From Me's very own Kristin is the one behind this beautiful work. And yes, you can win a car seat canopy of your choice! Get more details at their site, and be sure to enter before July 6th! Be sure to tell them how much you appreciate them!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I loved reading when I was a kid - and still do! I would find a cute little nook somewhere and read for hours, and sometimes even get in trouble for reading when I was supposed to be doing other things. My Mom would also read to me every night before I went to sleep (until I was embarrassingly old actually.)  So I guess that is why I really appreciate good books and people who make it their business to make good books available. Thank you Barefoot Books!

So this is an extra special giveaway for all you reading/book lovers out there. Or those of you who have kids who LOVE the library. Start building your own library at home! Visit Take It From Me and enter to win a Barefoot Book of your choice!