Monday, August 31, 2009

Check These Out . . .

Just a reminder, in case you have that baby on the way or baby shower coming up.  Here are the fabulous companies that participated in our baby shower week back in June.  Click on the name to check out their website!

 

Pink Poodle Boutique 

Receive $5.00 off your order when you use promotion code: 2009Cust

The Spoiled Mama 

Use coupon code: MOMIDEA for 10% off your entire purchase.

 

Heritage Makers

Diaper Cakes by Becca

Adore Design Studio

Just Jen

Diaper Cakewalk

Remarkable Tributes

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Win a CD from Tell Me A Story!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.mythsandtales.com
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. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you’d love to win this.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US and Canada.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Protect those Precious Photos with Picture Keeper!

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We all have those incredibly precious pictures, like two of my favorites above.  :)  In the days of digital pictures, we think nothing of housing them all on our computer.  What we have to remember is that it is so important to back them up!  While there are many ways to do this, Picture Keeper has come up with a very simple one.

I love that it knows to search for your pictures and that it is easy to backup any new pictures the next time.  They’ll even send you a reminder e-mail if you sign up on their website!  I wanted to try the Picture Keeper to back up my son’s photos.  (My many other pictures will be next.)  It allowed me to choose the files I wanted to search through and the file extensions I wanted it to look for.  It works great and I am so happy to have found such a great product.

Check it out at http://www.picturekeeper.com.

 

Here are the easy instructions on how to use the Picture Keeper . . .

Just insert the Picture Keeper drive into any USB port on your PC, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures. That’s it! They all fit right there on the Picture Keeper drive. What's more, subsequent backups are fast because Picture Keeper will only copy the newest images when you use it again to save your recently added or changed pictures.

*Users can also choose the more "advanced" options which allow you to select additional types of files or directories you want saved.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Win a Boca Beth Beginner Backpack!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://bocabeth.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you’d love to win this.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US residents.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, September 10, 2009.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diaper Cake Walk

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http://www.diapercakewalk.com/

 

I just love these diaper cakes.  I love that they can be used as decoration, a centerpiece, a nursery decoration, AND all of the parts are useful for the baby on the way!

 

I had the chance to use the diaper cake pictured above for a baby shower.  Everyone loved the cake and many people hadn’t seen anything like it before.  At Diaper Cake Walk, they have so many adorable designs to choose from and they get that cake to you quickly and in perfect shape.

 

So if there’s an upcoming shower, or a new baby on the way, think about one of these for unique and useful new baby gifts.

Check them out at http://www.diapercakewalk.com/,

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Win a Blog Makeover from Olivina Design House!

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit olivinadesignhouse.blogspot.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you’d love to win this.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open worldwide.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 5, 2009.

 

Tell us a little about you . . .

My name is Thais and I am a Brazilian girl living in Seattle with my husband, daughter and puppy.

I graduated in marketing in Brazil, but really love working with web design.

Other interests: sunshine, trips, gardening, good food and friends.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Olivina [design house] is my business and it can be found at olivinadesignhouse.blogspot.com

For now I work with all kinds of designing services, like photo books, scrap pages, blog makeovers and websites… but currently working on having my designs kits for sale soon.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Since I have a little girl for a year now, my business is completely mom-owned and managed.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

My soul was born to be entrepreneur… it’s what makes me happy. I’m a very crafty person and after I moved to WA – five years ago – I opened a clothing boutique in a downtown neighborhood. After I sold it and had my baby I’ve been getting more and more passionate about web designing.

Where else can people find you?

For now my home is my blog @ olivinadesignhouse.blogspot.com

Also I have a personal blog: loveandolive.blogspot.com

Visitors are welcomed and greatly appreciated

Monday, August 17, 2009

Win a Poster from Your Personal Posters!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.YourPersonalPoster.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you’d love to win this.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)

4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of the US and Canada.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 5, 2009.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Win a Membership to Jumpstart.com!

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JumpStart is an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun, but don't let that fool you - it also teaches math, reading, and critical thinking skills so kids get a real jump start in life.

Win a 3 Month membership!

 

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.jumpstart.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you’d love to win this.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 5, 2009.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby Food

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http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com/

 

If you’re looking for healthy, natural, organic food for your baby or toddler, check out Yummy Spoonfuls.  They have 3 different product lines for different age groups.  We tried out a few for my 2 year old son.  The choices are great and I love that they are made from all natural ingredients.  He especially loved the organic pears, which are actually from the stage 1 group. 

 

Yummy Spoonfuls was started by a mom who wanted healthy food for her child.  You gotta love those resourceful moms.  :)

 

“Yummy Spoonfuls Baby Food is 100 % USDA Certified Organic, made from naturally good ingredients grown without chemical pesticides, nitrates, growth hormones or other unwanted extras and produced without artificial additives or processing chemicals. Our foods are not heat-treated like ALL OTHER commercial baby foods (including organic), so ours come packed full of nutrients.”

Check it out for yourself at http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Happy Meal®!

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In honor of the 30th Birthday of the Happy Meal®, McDonald’s® and Ty® have teamed up to bring back the ever-popular Teenie Beanie Babies™ plush toys in a special edition Happy Meal!

Today and tomorrow are the last days to get one of these plush toys with the purchase of a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s.  The collection includes a variety of the Original Beanie Babies® and McDonald’s exclusive characters.  Each Teenie Beanie Baby plush toy comes with a name tag and a special code that unlocks a unique 30th Birthday experience on McWorld®.

These beanie’s adorable!  So far, we’ve played with Jumps the Frog, Topper the Giraffe, and Clipper the Dolphin.  They’re the perfect size and the quality you’d expect from Ty.  Get yours today while you still can!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Jen

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http://www.justjen.com/

 

Just Jen has the prettiest, cutest, and most unique rhinestone designed products.  The shirt I received was for Baby Shower week, similar to the one above.  What a great way to show your mom-to-be pride.  :) 

 

They also have clothing and other goodies for anyone you may be looking for- babies, kids, girls, women.  Or if you’re looking for a certain theme, you’ll find that too- maternity, bridal, birthday.  You can also have something custom made!

Check them out at http://www.justjen.com/.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spoiled Mama

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http://www.thespoiledmama.com

 

These products smell so good!  I had the chance to try out the Spoiled Mama Body Creme, Tummy Butter, and Bump Gloss.  I loved them from the first sniff and even more once I tried them out.  The Extreme Mama Body Creme made my skin feel instantly soft, even those hard to soften elbows.  :) 

All of their products are made with organic ingredients, are 100% natural, and are vegan approved.  They have a nice selection of products for pregnancy, postpartum, baby, and breastfeeding.  Check them out at http://www.thespoiledmama.com,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Skin MD Natural

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http://www.skinmdnatural.com/

 

I am always looking for products that keep my skin healthy, glowing, and protect it from the sun.  If you are too, try out Skin MD Natural.  They explain it best . . .

 

“A shielding lotion does much more than just treat dry skin – it’s a new kind of skin care product that makes a real difference to all skin types.

Skin MD Natural™ utilizes the finest effective natural ingredients for dry skin treatment along with the latest advances in technology to hydrate and protect the skin.

This is an entirely new concept in skin care requiring a new classification: "Shielding Lotion". A shielding lotion keeps moisture-robbing irritants away from the skin while the proprietary "super" humectants hydrate the skin throughout the day.”

 

What a great product to help you keep the moisture in and keep out the things that are harmful.  Check them out at http://www.skinmdnatural.com/.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Diaper Cakes by Becca

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http://www.diapercakesbybecca.com/

 

Diaper cakes have become very popular for baby showers because they are an adorable centerpiece and are also useful to the new parents-to-be!  I had the opportunity to have a diaper cake from Diaper Cakes by Becca at my friend’s baby shower.  It was the perfect centerpiece for the cake table and the talk of the party.  It had a soft cuddly stuffed animal, goodies to use when baby arrives, and of course, lots of diapers.  (Bottom picture.)

The best part is that it is also a great gift!  After the baby shower was over, she got to take it home to decorate the nursery.  Even better?  When it’s time, she’ll get to use all the goodies on the diaper cake, including a whole bunch of diapers!

Want to see some of these unforgettable cakes?  Try out Diaper Cakes by Becca.  Becca is easy to work with and will make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.  Check out her beautiful designs at http://www.diapercakesbybecca.com/.