Sunday, November 29, 2009

Win a Moody Mamas Mini-Maternity Wardrobe!

navy turtleneck shirt brown jersey v-neck dress Denim Leggings

Winner will receive . . .

Long-Sleeve V-Neck Dress - http://www.moodymamas.com/cart/long-sleeve-v-neck-dress.html

Denim Leggings - http://www.moodymamas.com/cart/denim-leggings.html

Jersey Turtleneck Shirt - http://www.moodymamas.com/cart/jersey-turtleneck-shirt.html

Sexy Mama Undie - http://www.moodymamas.com/cart/sexy-mama-undie.html

 

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.moodymamas.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what item is your favorite!
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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open to residents of the US and Canada.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 13, 2009.

Meet Mart and Elise from Moody Mamas

Tell us a little about you . . .

Marta Abrams and Elise Rosemarin are two friends that live together , work together, and co-own Moody Mamas in Los Angeles, CA. Though they are both single and without children themselves, Marta and Elise are very passionate about making pregnant women feel beautiful during pregnancy.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Moody Mamas Inc. is a maternity clothing company that specializes in nursing. Moody Mamas has also collaborated with Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano to create the Fierce Mamas for Moody Mamas label. Currently, Moody Mamas is available in over 250 boutiques as well as department stores such as Nordstroms.com, Harrods, Belk and Bon Ton. Recently, Moody Mamas launched a fantastically hip and affordable diffusion line for Target.com.

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

Moody Mamas Inc. was created by Marta Abrams and Elise Rosemarin. Moody Mamas was created because Marta and Elise were interested in making a line that would make women feel good about themselves. Stemming from ideas that catered to different events in life, Elise and Marta came upon pregnancy. At the time, Marta’s cousin had just had a baby and begged the ladies to design maternity clothes because she felt that the market was lacking. After researching the market themselves, Marta and Elise saw the opportunity to pursue this business venture and immediately put themselves through “maternity boot camp.”  During this time, Elise and Marta set up discussion groups with pregnant women, interviewed many OB-GYN and pediatricians, and even attended a variety of Lamaze classes and prenatal yoga. Eventually, when the time finally felt right, the ladies launched Moody Mamas in September 2008.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

Marta and Elise’s entrepreneurial journey has been arduous but rewarding. Since the company launched during the recession, it has seen many of its clients go out of business and has had to persevere despite the difficult financial climate that we are still in today. Nevertheless, Moody Mamas has attained a lot of success during its infant years for it has received critical praise and has been given the opportunity to sell to its two initial dream clients, Target and Nordstrom.

Where else can people find you? 

Moody Mamas is available on www.moodymamas.com. It is also on twitter and facebook. Become our friend!

Anything else you’d like to share? 

Moody Mamas clothing is luxurious, fashion forward and will make all pregnant women feel beautiful and confident. Buy some Moody Mamas clothes today!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our BIG, BIG Holiday Sale at Ellie Bags!! Get 40% off!

Take 40% off your entire order when you spend $50 or more!  Enter code holiday40.

Check out these great gifts!

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Take 40% off your entire order when you spend $50 or more!  Enter code holiday40.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Win a Pre-filled Ouch Pouch TM!

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(Can’t wait to see if you’re the winner?  Head on over to PillowSewCute.Etsy.com and get yours now- if you’re the winner, you’ll get a full refund!)

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit PillowSewCute.Etsy.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what pattern you like best.
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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open worldwide.

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

Meet Karen from Pillow Sew Cute

Tell us a little about you . . .

Karen, married 26 years, 2 grown children (1 cop, 1 student) SanDiego Native. Creative merchandiser for beautiful Home Decor/Garden Arts Shop.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Ouch Pouch(TM) For all your monkey's scrapes and boo boo's..... is a hand held pouch using the most updated designer fabrics, both "mom fashionista" and "child-friendly " with a clear view front pocket. Snaps closed with a colorful cowgirl snap. It holds all necessary first aid supplies for your toddler's little boo boo's and emergencies that happen while out at the park, beach, or anywhere on-the-go! Small enough to fit in your purse, backpack, stroller, or car, but large enough to hold: Neo-to-Go, band aids, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, headache meds, an inhaler, travel sized sun block, a small thermometer, (for us California babies!) It also has room for a lollipop...which of course makes the boo boo go away! With an Ouch Pouch(TM) you will no longer be scrounging at the bottom of your purse for a band aid!  The clear vinyl front pocket makes everything visible so you know right where to find your supplies in a hurry.

This is a New Mommy "Must-Have".

PillowSewCute.Etsy.com

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

I woke up at 2am one morning this last July shaking my husband...Honey, wake up!! I have an idea!! and the Ouch Pouch was born. It is in Trademark /Copyright process. Each pouch is handmade to order. I try to keep up on the latest styles of fabrics to keep it fresh. They sell for under $6 (empty) + shipping. They also come "Basic-Loaded" & "Super-Loaded" for more instant gratification.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I have had more fun watching people interested in such a unique product and have had wonderful feedback. I have sold pouches to customers as far as Tasmania, Spain, Amsterdam, Italy, Cypress and have a distributorship offer in The UK. The best part about this...I get to buy FABRIC!  (I have sold for baby showers & 2 weddings)!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I have a few specials going on... 3 for $15. buy 4 get 5th one free

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Win a Women’s Day Planner from Chaos Simplified!

chaos simplified

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.chaossimplified.com/.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you could use this planner.
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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open worldwide.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

 

Meet Corri from Chaos Simplified

Tell us a little about you . . .

My name is Corri Bitner, I am the owner and designer of the ‘Chaos . . . simplified’ Womans Day Planner. My husband and I have 3 children (13, 8 and 6) that we homeschool and I also work part time for an oil company. Life is crazy and intense, but I wouldn’t change if for the world!

What is your business and where can we find it?

The ‘Chaos . . . simplified’ Womans Day Planner is designed to be ‘your world at your finger tips’. As a mom it’s so easy to get scatterbrained with all the responsibilities that we take on. Having everything together makes things just that much more manageable so you can actually take a minute to breath!

The feature that makes it completely innovative is that you no longer have to choose between the ‘month at a glance’ view, which gives you the big picture or the ‘week at a glance’ option that offers you the space you need to plan!

Another main focus is to keep everything ‘finances, goals, birthdays and anniversaries, priorities and even your supper plan’ all at your finger tips!

It is for sale on my website at www.chaossimplified.com.

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

It is definitely, in all aspects, mom all the way!

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

My ‘journey’ began about 10 years ago. I was always striving to find the perfect day planner to make life ‘work’, to assist me in all the crazy elements that made up my life. I searched high and low and although I came across some really amazing ones along the way, nothing ever really seemed to 'click'. About 3 years ago I had a creative minute (I still don't know really where I found that spare minute never mind the creative part of it), I announced to my husband that I was going to just make my own! I showed him my idea and he said "Why don't you get it published"! Poor guy, ever since he made that statement he's definitely lost some hair over it!

It’s definitely been an uphill battle at times, in so many ways. I definitely have learned to look back at all of it and see the positive through it. I’ve confirmed something about myself through it, being told ‘no, it can’t be done’ only makes me all the more determined to do it!

Anything else you’d like to share?

My future vision for Chaos . . . simplified is to look for the unique, innovative products that make a woman’s/mom’s life that much more simplified and to make it ‘chick’ and fun at the same time. I’d love to hear what this kind of a product is for all those busy moms out there, so if you have a minute let me know!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Win a Custom Digi Invitation from Oh My Gluestick!

MOD monkey invitation with watermark

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit Oh My Gluestick.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what your Digi Invitation would be for.
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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open worldwide.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, November 28, 2009.

Meet Tommie of Oh My Gluestick

Tell us a little about you . . .

I’m a mommy of two beautiful little monkeys who are my inspiration and reason for being.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Oh My Gluestick is a fun little shop featuring fun little party items. The specialty, of course is monkey & sock monkey invitations, cake toppers, & cupcake toppers. I have recently had a frenzy of sock monkey wedding cake topper requests. They are adorable!

Visit me at ohmygluestick.com

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

OMG is mom-owned, invented, created, operated, and loved.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I have met some amazing people since I opened the little shop in May. It has been a fun experience creating items for parties other than my own.

Where else can people find you?

I blog at http://ohmygluestick.blogspot.com

You can Facebook me at http://www.facebook.com/ohmygluestick.OMG

Tweet me at http://twitter.com/OhMyGluestick/

Email me at ohmygluestick@yahoo.com

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love custom items and the challenge of creating something for someone that I’ve never done before. I love bringing an idea from someone’s head to life.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Win a Blog Makeover from The Design House!

Here’s the fabulous designer who created our brand new look at Mommy’s Idea!  Does your blog need a makeover?  Enter to win a standard blog makeover from the design house!

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://thedesign-house.blogspot.com/
2. At the site, become a follower, click on the giveaways at  'mommy's idea' link and leave a comment on why you need a makeover so bad.
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.

**You are welcome to leave a comment here, however, winner will be picked from the design house website.

Open worldwide.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 22, 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Win a Fun Faces Notepad from Cayenne Paper!

cayenne paper

http://cayennepaper.com

 

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://cayennepaper.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product.
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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open to US residents.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 22, 2009.

Meet Katie from Cayenne Paper

Tell us a little about you . . .
I’m Katie Tardiff and I am the owner and designer (and only employee) of Cayenne Paper: Invitations, Stationery, and Personalized Gifts with FLAVOR! I am also a mother of 2 ½ year old boy/girl twins and work full time as a speech pathologist and preschool special education teacher. I am originally from New Orleans (hence the name of my company) but we now live in the DC metro area.

What is your business and where can we find it?
Cayenne Paper is an online store specializing in anything and everything monogrammed! I have a large line of products ranging from invitations, stationery, sterling silver jewelry, purses/totes, children’s clothing and shoes, towels, tableware, and much more! You can find all of my products on my website: www.cayennepaper.com

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?
I am the sole person behind my business and do it all myself (with the occasional help from my husband to tie bows at the last minute!). I have always had a love for stationery and paper products and found myself as a teenager browsing through the aisles of paper stores and spending my allowance on personalized stationery. Later on, I started making my own stationery to save money and to customize it to my style. Whenever a friend or family member needed an invitation to a party or shower, I was right there to volunteer to make them. After a while and a very bad day at work, my husband mentioned that I should try to make this into an online business, so that’s exactly what I did.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?
My husband is an attorney, so naturally I let him take care of all of the logistics of starting my own business. He found out just how easy it is to set up an in-home business, so after a trip down to the county office with some paperwork, I was officially in business. I had no idea how to even make a website, so I bought some software which I had NO idea how to use. I purchased a manual for it (over 500 pages), browsed through the basics of how to get online and made my site with about 30 products for sale. Most of my orders were word-of-mouth, but I did manage to get orders from around the country. Now, I have over 1500 different products online and keep adding more daily! The best thing I have done for my business is to join the community at Merchant Moms (www.merchantmoms.com) for my webhosting and e-commerce store development. From there, I’ve learned a few tricks about how to get traffic to my site and it is starting to really pay off!

Where else can people find you?
I have a blog attached to my Cayenne Paper website and also am on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Win a Wrap from aden + anais!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.adenandanais.com.
2
. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product.
3. Get an extra entry if you become a fan of aden + anais’ facebook page.
4. 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!)

-Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
-Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
-Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
-Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
-Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open to US and Canadian residents.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 15, 2009.