Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

holidaytosWelcome to the Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Hosted by Conservamom and VivaVeltoro
There will be 3 winners who will each win a great gift packages for the Tots in their life!

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Ink361

Does dad love to snap pictures on his phone and upload them to his Instagram account to share with his friends and family? INK361 is a website that dad must check out! INK361 allows you to view your Instagram feed and photos, follow new accounts, like, and comment! It allows you to connect with other Instagram lovers and find new photographers that you may have not otherwise heard of! INK361 even allows you sell and purchase Instagram photos that you love and want to keep!

 *I received compensation for this article and giveaway. All thoughts and                opinions are my own*

Friday, November 29, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Creative Teaching Press

*I received complimentary Easy Daisies Starter Kit and Add-on Packs for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Creative Teaching Press (CTP) is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for children ages 3–14, grades PreK–8.   CTP is a recognized leader in the educational industry and offers a wide variety of classroom learning d├ęcor and research-based, teacher-tested products.  CTP offers an assortment of learning resources for parents and teachers in a variety of subject areas including phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.  CTP celebrates more than four decades of providing parents and teachers from around the world with high-quality, easy-to-use learning materials.  

Cyber Monday Teaser with NextStepBabyMonitors

*I am a NextStepBabyMonitors Ambassador and have received compensation for the publishing and promotion of this post*

As you already know, I am a NextStepBabyMonitors Ambassador and I absolutely LOVE their monitors! We have one in Little Misters room and I would (and do) recommend it to everyone who is having a child or has a child and needs a great quality monitor. These deals that NextStepBabyMonitors is running for Cyber Monday are the lowest I've ever seen their monitors on sale so hurry on over and pick one up! I'm going to be grabbing one more to save for when we decide to have a second little one!

Cyber Monday - Sneak Peek!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Blue Steel

Blue Steel was created in 2009 by a man name Roman Northcut who wanted to take his signature blend of unique jewelry styles and bring consumers affordable prices and the best customer service they could find. Within a year of launching, Blue Steel was the #1 jewelry company on the circuit and it only grew from there! By 2010 Blue Steel joined the online community and launched its website, bringing people all over the world beautiful, high quality jewelry at affordable prices. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What Would You Do With an Extra $100? GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!
Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with MommyPolls to offer our readers a chance to win this great giveaway for a $100 Visa Gift Card! We have a small group of wonderful bloggers helping promote this giveaway, so a special thanks to them!

This is the perfect giveaway just in time for the holiday season! When you're out spending money on your loved ones you have a chance to get it back by *hopefully* winning this awesome giveaway!

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: SodaStream

*I received a complimentary SodaSteam in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems.  Their brands are sold in over 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries.  The SodaStream system allows consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans.  The SodaStream is convenient, environmentally friendly, and they have over 100 SodaStream flavored syrups including leading regular and diet flavors to choose from.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Pink Lemonade Shop

Welcome to the Pink Lemonade Shop Giveaway! 

As we all know, most women get a slightly unpleasant monthly visitor, and that week of our lives can be uncomfortable. This holiday season, give a gift that is not only comfortable, but beautiful and eco friendly as well!

Monday, November 25, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Nicole & Gabi

*I received complimentary Growing Organic Pots for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Nicole Lockard and her mother Gabi always dreamed of opening up a shop someday.  Nicole graduated college with a degree in teaching and began working with young children and when she wasn’t teaching she could always be found with a paintbrush in her hand.  Having children of her own and working with children inspired her and fueled her creativity, allowing her to make their dream a reality with Nicole & Gabi. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Cariloha Bamboo

*I received a complementary set of sheets and throw blanket from Cariloha in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Cariloha is a combination of the Caribbean style and Hawaiian aloha, which is what inspired the company.  The islands are always hot and humid, and everyone wants to wear something cool and refreshing, they began developing fabrics that would best fit their needs, hitting it off with a proprietary blend of bamboo, a unique alternative that would quench Cariloha’s thirst for the islands.  Cariloha is the only multi-store retailer in the world to provide an entire store experience that’s completely merchandised with products made of bamboo.  

Petunia Pickle Bottom Travel Train Case & Powder Room Case Giveaway!

Mommys Craft Obsession and Everything Mommyhood would like to welcome you to this wonderful giveaway from Petunia Pickle Bottom!

30 Days of Elf On A Shelf {Calendar & DIY}

I always swore that I wouldn't jump on the Elf On A Shelf bandwagon but this year I just couldn't resist! I found the cutest little elf at Costco and decided, why not?! Wanting to be prepared I decided to create my own calendar to follow starting 30 days prior to Christmas! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Maxi Cosi

*I received a complimentary car seat in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Maxi Cosi is one of the leading car seat brand in Europe and they are known for their superior comfort and innovative technology. Maxi Cosi has spent years producing the safest and most practical products available. From car seats to strollers, Maxi Cosi puts your needs as a parent into every detail.

Friday, November 22, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Epiphanie Camera Bags

*I received a complimentary camera bag for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Epiphanie Bags was created four years ago by a professional photographer, Malie Wilson. She created Eiphanie after realizing that there were no cute camera bags for women! She hated carrying around a separate (and unattractive) bag on photo shoots and would end up covering her camera with whatever article of clothing was nearby and sticking it in her purse. Realizing enough was enough, she launched Epiphanie in 2009 with a list of 10,000 other photographers that were anxious to get their hands on one of these fabulous camera bags. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Roommates Decor

*I received complimentary wall decals for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Back in 2006, the largest (and oldest) wallpaper manufacturer in North America, York Wallcoverings, decided to branch out into the wall decal market. They created RoomMates Decor in hopes of making affordable wall decals that everyone would love! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Combi

Welcome to the Combi Giveaway!

Give your little one the gift of a new comfy infant car seat and high quality stroller! WIN a Combi Catalyst Travel System!

A big thank you to my lovely cohosts of this great giveaway, Our Piece of Earth & Crunchy Livin Mama Style!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Scentsy

*I received a Scentsy Warmer and Scentsy Bars for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*
Scentsy began with a simple idea;  safe, wickless alternatives to scented candles.  The idea took off and  quickly developed into one of the most successful direct selling companies in the world, giving people everywhere the opportunity to be their own boss.  In 2004, Scentsy joined the Direct Selling Assoication and enrolled its first Independent Consultant.  They have now grossed more than one billion in revenue in just over 8 years and is now offered throughout the United Stats, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, and Europe. Scentsy products include decorative ceramic warmers that melt scented wax with the heat from a small light bulb, scent bars, room spray, air fresheners (for cars), and many other fantastic products!

Monday, November 18, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Dropcam

     *I received a dropcam HD for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions* 

Dropcam was developed by co-founders Greg Duffy and Aamir Virani after Greg's father desperately wanted to figure out which local dog was making a mess of his yard. He began hooking up IP camera's but was having trouble getting the system to work just right and that storing video on his hard drive wasn't an easy or secure solution. Greg was immediately interested in solving his dads dilemma and called his friend Aamir to talk through the problem...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Damhorst Toys

*I received a Small Name Puzzle from Damhorst Toys for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Damhorst Toys began in 1971 when they manufactured the first ever personalized wooden name puzzle stool that was originally patterned off of a jigsaw puzzle. This family owned, American-made company wanted to give children a boost of hand eye coordination and the drive to master the proper placement of puzzle pieces. The company is now owned by Kris Damhorst and his sister Megin Cassimastis but was started by their parents Don and Carol. Between 1971 to 1998 Damhorst Toys was managed from their home and distributed into toy shops and brought to craft fairs by Carol. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Silpada Jewelry

Welcome to the Silpada Jewelry Giveaway! 

There is no better gift for mom this holiday season than the gift of a $75 Gift Certificate to a gorgeous jewelry company!

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Prize Pack

I am a HUGE fan of The Hunger Games series so it's no secret that I am a huge fan of the movies too. I'm bursting with anticipation for the second movie in the series, Catching Fire, to premier on November 22nd, and I'm even more anxious for Mr. Hunky to have a day off of work so that I can leave Little Mister with him and sneak off to see it!

When asked by another blogger to help promote a special prize pack for the Catching Fire movie there was no way I was going to say no! There has to be at least a few of you who are just as obsessed with the movie, right?!

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Ultimate Online Baby Shower Week 2

We're about to start the second week of the Ultimate Online Baby Shower and it's time for the Sampling to begin! Below you will find some quick tips and everything you will need to get ready for the fun that is in store November 18th-22nd!

Countdown to the Gift Guide: HALO Sleep Sacks

*I received a Halo SleepSack for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

HALO's founder and his wife lost their firstborn to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and from this tragedy, HALO and its mission was born, for nearly 20 years they have been dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first.  HALO is the recognized leader in infant health and safety products, and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions.  One of their top selling products is the HALO SleepSack wearable blanket that helps babies sleep safely.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Get in the Car. Go to Old Navy. STAT!

Today I spent the afternoon doing something that I rarely do these days. I went shopping! It was so much fun to get out and spend a little money without feeling guilty about it. Usually when I go shopping I'm counting pennies and stressing out over what else I could be spending the money on, but today was a different story.

My friend and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and picked up a much needed rice cooker then headed next door to Old Navy. Typically Old Navy is a store that I skip just because I usually don't find much for myself there, and since Little Mister didn't need anything it didn't even cross my mind to go there. But we did and I am so glad! Upon walking in the store we were informed that they were having a "take an additional 50% off the clearance rack" sale, and it was like music to my ears.

Countdown to the Gift Guide: Jewelry in Candles by Debbie

*I received a candle from Jewelry in Candles by Debbie for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Jewelry in Candles is a company that ventured into the candle industry to find an alternative to paraffin candles, their goal was to find something healthier than paraffin, longer lasting, and great smelling from start to finish.  They start with 100% soy wax that burns clean, and add premium fragrance to make their candles simply irresistible.  Their candles come in a wide array of unique scents, are very affordable, and as an added bonus they come with a jewelry surprise inside! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Countdown to the Gift Guide: Tiny Love

*I received Starry Night and Follow-me Fred from Tiny Love for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Tiny Love is a multiple award-winning global toy and baby product manufacturer.  Their team is made up of parents who have personal hands-on experience with the needs of parents and their babies.  Their products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide.  Every one of their products is designed to meet the needs of both parents and their babies.  They aim to help encourage baby’s development through enjoyable playtime, stimulating features and fun toys.  They offer such a wide range of toys and gear for baby most of us with babies, have at least one or two of their products around the house.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stokke Scoot GIVEAWAY!

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to this great giveaway for a Stokke® Scoot™ Stroller, valued at $599! 

Sponsored by: Stokke®

Dyson DC34 Handheld Vacuum Giveaway!

Since 1998, Allergy Buyers Club has specialized in allergy relief products. Their best in class products are natural, green and hypoallergenic. They appeal to all those who wish to have a clean, healthy home that is free of pollutants.      

Countdown to the Gift Guide: Hardcandy/Gumdrop

*I received a phone case from Gumdrop for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Hard Candy and Gumdrop Cases are premium fashion brands that target the sophisticated, fashion-savvy yet practical Apple user demographic, but they also have cases for other phones and tablets as well.  They are experienced, but also bring a fresh perspective, innovative designs and fast execution to the business.  The cases offer premium protection, and their designs are exceptionally eye-catching and functional, making them unique.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Ultimate Online Baby Shower Starts NOW!

It's the moment we've all be waiting for! The Ultimate Online Baby Shower Starts NOW!

This event brings together the best blogs and the best brands to give moms (and dads!) everywhere the opportunity to win some of the 10,000 fabulous prizes that are up for grabs! From Flash Giveaways to Free Samples, the Ultimate Online Baby Shower is the mega event of the year that you will not want to miss! 

Countdown to the Gift Guide: Austin Lloyd

Austin Lloyd is an Atlanta-based company that offers a monthly subscription box of toys for your little ones.  The company is founded on the idea that all parents want to educate their children, but understand that sometimes it's hard or just too time consuming to know what toys to get, that's where they step in and take care of the guess work for you.  Each month they send you a box full of toys that your child will enjoy, while also gaining skills that will aide in their overall development.  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Candle Holders

Tealight candle holders, turkey craft project, thanksgiving craft project
November is the month where the turkey decor is popular and the traditional fall colors fill your home with their familiar feel of family. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so when November hits, I'm excited to decorate and prep my house for the delicious feast that is to come later in the month. This year I thought I would try my hand at creating turkey tea light candle holders since my DIY Mini Mummy Candle Holders were such a hit for both last years and this years Halloween! I set out the the store to grab everything I'd need to get started on this festive project!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stretchy! Review and Giveaway

Need Brands is a company that was started by Tia & Tamara, whom I'm sure most of you are familiar with from their television shows.  While starting families of their own, they wanted to have products that were all natural and healthy for the problems they were facing.  They have come out with products that are healthy, natural, and affordable.  These weren't only things that they wanted, they are things they need, which is where the name comes from. *I received a complimentary tube of Stretchy for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Countdown to Black Friday Giveaway

Countdown To Black Friday Giveaway

Organized by Mom Powered Media and the MPM Blogger Network.

One lucky winner will receive $ 1,000 Visa Gift Card or Amazon Gift Card {choice}!

Banana Muffins With a Gooey Sugary Top!

Yesterday when we got home from the grocery store with a bushel of new bananas, I realized that it was time to do something with the ones that were quickly browning in my fruit basket. Having just have made banana bread last week, it was literally the last that I wanted to make again, so I decided I was going to make Banana Nut Muffins. 

To my dismay I remembered that we didn't have any walnuts so my Banana Nut muffins were destined  to be just good ol' Banana Muffins. I searched the cookbooks that I had and couldn't find any banana muffin recipes so I set off to…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Uncle Milton Toy's Wall Friends Review & Giveaway

Let's be real and admit for a minute, that sometimes the dark can be a scary thing,even for us adults. You know, the dark when you can't see your hand infront of your face...and then you hear a bump? Well it can freak me out a bit, & I am guessing it's a safe bet to say I'm not alone in that. So when my Buddy hit the age of 2 and became terrified of going to bed in the dark, it broke my heart. He's 5 1/2 now, and we've been able to find a few things that soothe him at bed time, including a fun nightlight. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cariloha Bamboo Review and Giveaway

Cariloha Bamboo is an earth-friendly versatile resource that's as strong as steel, yet soft as silk. It's sustainable, breathable, and naturally hypoallergenic. Apparel made from their Cariloha bamboo even keeps you 3 degrees cooler than cotton, as it actually wicks moisture away from your body.  It also acts as a natural insulator, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.