Friday, February 26, 2010

Lushae Jewelry

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I had the opportunity to try out a beautiful piece of jewelry from Lushae Jewelry.  If you take a look at their site, you’ll see why I had a hard time deciding what to pick! 

They offer, “a unique range of authentic sterling silver jewelry with a wide range of precious and semi precious gemstones.”   Their stunning pendants, rings, and earrings all have a unique quality that makes them stand out.

I decided on the Soleil Expressions pendant (top left) and am so glad I did.  It arrived quickly, was presented in a nice box, and I was thrilled to see how beautiful it was in person.  It is the perfect size for me since I usually prefer a simple statement with a lot of character.

“White Gold Rhodium Bonded Pendant with Heart Shape Champagne CZ Embellished by Small Marcasite Stones in Silvertone.  Soleil Expression mimics the sun's color at daybreak. Much like the emergence of a sunrise, this piece could bring about a new you. Like the dawning of a new day, a simple and elegant pendant by Icon Bijoux never gets old, only appreciated. White Gold Rhodium Bond is achieved using an electroplating process that coats the item with heavy layers of rhodium, a close cousin of platinum that costs three times as much, which gives our jewelry a platinum luster.”

This is just one of many great pieces of jewelry available on their site.  Take a look for yourself and see what all the buzz is about!  http://www.jewelryartdesigns.com

 

* I have received products free from Lushae Jewelry in order to provide an honest review.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Win a Gift Certificate for Baby’s First Phone Call!

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In their words . . . With everything going on in the hours after a baby's birth, it can be difficult to notify friends and family of the joyous news. Baby's First Phone Call is an automated call tree that allows new parents to notify friends and family of the arrival of their bundle of joy without the hassle of making dozens of individual phone calls, or leaving some friends and family to find out second- or third-hand.

With Baby's First Phone Call, the expectant parents set up an account before the baby is born and enter the names and phone numbers of all the people they want to notify when the baby arrives. Then, after the baby is born, they make a single phone call and leave a personal voice-mail message of any length with all the details they want to share – such as hospital, room number, and whether or not the parents would like to receive visitors.

Our system places calls to each of the phone numbers in the account. If the person answers the phone they hear the happy message. If they don't answer, the message is left on their voicemail or answering machine. In either case, there is an option for them to leave a return message that the new parent can pick up at their convenience.
It's that easy!
I invite you to check out our website at http://www.babysfirstphonecall.com/

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.babysfirstphonecall.com/
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us who you would use this 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.

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Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 21, 2010.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tommee Tippee

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Visit Tommee Tippee

 

My son is almost 3 and can drink out of a cup no problem.  However, when it comes to having drinks in the living room or water in his bedroom, I’m a little more cautious.  Not that I should mind by now with the stains the rug has endured!  Still, I have been trying to find more cup-like options.

I was excited to try out some products from Tommee Tippee- one of them being their spill proof drink cups.  First of all, my son was excited to try the cups with the trucks and airplanes on them.  I liked the fact that they were spill proof, leak proof, more cup-like, almost like adult coffee travel mugs, and that they have an insulated base that will keep the drink cold.  He drank from them easily and the ridges on the sides made it easy to hold.  These were a winner in our house and I will be purchasing a few more. ($7.99 for 2, on sale right now- buy one get one 50% off!)


I also got to try out a bottle with my new little girl.  We only use bottles once in a while, so I didn’t have time to fully test this one out, but she drank easily from it.  It has a very natural shape and design and is easy to hold.  Our only issue with it was that it felt like it needed to be tipped quite a bit at the end to make sure the formula filled the nipple.  This one is BPA free, easy to clean, and seems to be a great shape for baby.


Tommee Tippee has earned its great reputation in Great Britain, and I’m sure it will have that in the US soon enough.  Be one of the first to try this great line of products!

Here’s some info for you . . .

 

Tommee Tippee®, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding
products in Great Britain, has announced that its Closer to Nature® baby bottles, nipples, pacifiers and feeding accessories, as well as its Explora® toddler cups and feeding products, are now available exclusively in all Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and online at Babiesrus.com/tommeetippee. In April, the assortment will be available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. Both Closer to Nature and Explora are designed to help relieve common feeding anxieties, with simply intuitive designs and features that address the needs and alleviate the common worries of today’s busy moms.

 

** I have received products free from Tommee Tippee and am a reviewer for the Mom Bloggers Club.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Join Kelly Ripa’s Cake Off for a Cause and Help Fight Ovarian Cancer!

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http://www.kelly-confidential.com/

Vote now through February 19th!
For every vote cast in the Cake Off, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Self-proclaimed baking enthusiast, Kelly Ripa, Buddy Valastro, from TLC’s “Cake Boss” and Electrolux are teaming up with a virtual campaign that offers Americans a sweet way to make a difference.

On February 9th, five teams of baking enthusiasts were invited to take part in Kelly’s Cake Off, where they used what they learned from Ripa and the Cake Boss, to decorate their own cakes. We need your help to select the winning cake and support a worthy cause. For every vote cast in the Cake Off, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

While you are there, get in on the decorating action and send your own masterpiece. Visit Kelly’s Cakery to decorate and send your own special virtual cake to a friend, family member or loved one. For every cake sent, Electrolux will donate another $1 to OCRF.  Plus, to help spread the word, everyone who sends a virtual cake will be automatically entered for a chance to win every baker’s dream: a stylish new Induction Range from Electrolux. The new induction range is perfect for melting chocolate and cooking delicate foods and sauces, more responsive than gas, and eco-friendly, too.

You can also check out top cake decorating tips and videos from Buddy. Even sign up to receive a call from Kelly on your birthday!

Visit Kelly Ripa’s “Cakery For a Cause” to support the fight against Ovarian Cancer.  http://www.kelly-confidential.com/

Other links to visit:

  1. Product link: www.electroluxappliances.com
  2. Charity link: www.OCRF.org
  3. Facebook link: www.facebook.com/electrolux
  4. Twitter link: www.twitter.com/KCbyElectrolux
  5. Twitter handle: @KcbyElectrolux
  6. Hashtag: #CakeOff
About Ovarian Cancer:

Ovarian Cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer.
Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer.

About Ovarian Cancer Research Fund:

The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for Ovarian Cancer. In support of our mission, we help patients and their loved ones understand the disease and its treatment, and provide outreach programs to raise public awareness. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Order from Home- Check Out Diapers.com!

pampersWant to try it out?  Here’s the good news. Use coupon code WAVE3482 with an order of $49 or more and you’ll get $10 off and free shipping!  You must be a new customer.

When it comes to baby items like diapers and wipes, I watch for sales and coupons.  Most of all, I like to stock up ahead of time so I never find myself out of those essentials!  I recently purchased diapers and wipes from www.diapers.com in preparation for the new baby.  It was so easy!  And when baby came, everything was ready.

Their prices are comparable and they’ll even take off for “e-coupons” automatically.  When I get a good coupon for Target or BJ’s, that can end up being a better deal.  But for everyday shopping, this is a great way to get what you need.  It’s much more than just diapers.  You can find items for feeding, bath, and baby gear, just to name a few.

(If you’re ever looking for coupon codes for online stores, but sure to check out www.retailmenot.com!  There are many others, but this is one of my favorites.)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Win Organizational Products from Buttoned Up!

We’re looking for 4 winners! 
Win a Tax.filer, Birthday.book, Fitness.doc, or ButtonedUp coupons

Want to shop now?  Use coupon code 25OFF to get 25% off your purchase of $20 or more!  Shop Now by clicking here.


Here's how to enter . . .


1. Visit http://www.getbuttonedup.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us which item you’d love to have.
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!)


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-Tweet about this giveaway. (You can add an extra entry every day that you tweet it!)

Open to residents of the Continental US.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February26, 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Win a Product from EcoSmart! (Choose from products like organic pesticide)

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(Your choice, including products for pest control for the home and
organic pesticide.)
Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.ecosmart.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us something you learned or  something you found interesting.
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 Continental US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, February 24, 2010.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

GoGo SqueeZ, Applesauce on the Go!

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http://www.materne.us/

I recently had the chance to try out GoGo SqueeZ applesauce pouches.  They sent me a box of each flavor- apple apple, apple peach, apple banana, apple cinnamon, and apple strawberry.  The big test was letting my 3 year old try them out.  He was excited that he had so many choices and each day he’d try a new one.  While the intent is a nice neat pouch that’s easy to take with you, he chose to squeeze it all out into his yogurt or on to his fruit.  Then he’d squeeze out the rest into his mouth.  He loved being able to make his own creation.  We did get a chance to try them out on the go too, which made for a quick and easy snack or part of lunch, which could easily be thrown in a lunchbox or bag.

Turns out he loved them all!  The taste, the texture, and the fun of squeezing it out of the pouch.  Of course I got to try them too, and they really are delicious.  :)

GoGo squeeZ’s distribution continues to grow, with more than 2,000 supermarkets and children’s retailers across the US now carrying the products.

Go to http://www.materne.us/where-to-buy/ and enter your zip code to see if it is sold at a retailer near you.  You can also purchase GoGo squeeZ products online at www.amazon.com and www.mybrands.com