Mindful Mondays: Jewels and Pinstripes Back to School Celebrity Kids Gift Bag Giveaway!

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The 2014 Back To School Celebrity Kids GIRL Gift Bag includes the following:

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Learning Tablet, MadPax Pink Wink Blok Full Pack, Fox Sidekick with coordinating Lunch Pal and Sweet Notes, Skip Hop Ladybug Little Kid Raincoat (size 5/6) and Zoobrella Ladybug Little Kid Umbrella, Stride Rite Quinn Silver Glitter Shoes (size 1M), Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back to School Combo, Snip-Its Tangy Apple 3-in-1 Shampoo, Morning Miracle Mousse and Tangle Tamer Detangling Spray, Trapper Keeper® Heat-Sealed Binder, 2-Pocket Folder, 10-1/2” x 7-1/2” One-Subject Notebook, Five-Tabbed Dividers and Student Planner, Booginhead Pack’ems Resuable Snack Pouches and Screw Top Squeez’ems and Hasbro Play-Doh Activities Bucket.

  • The gift bag is delivered to over 65 top celebrity kids ages 3-7.
  • This is our 7th annual Back to School gift bag.
  • One of the gift bags is auctioned to benefit Care to Learn, established in April of 2008 by Doug Pitt (Brad Pitt’s brother) with donations from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, Jim D. Morris and an anonymous donor. The fund has provided over 325,000 needs to date and helps support K-12 students by immediately meeting their basic hunger, health and hygiene needs often before students leave school on the same day. One hundred percent of every donation goes to meeting student needs — from backpacks filled with nutritional food for the weekend to clothes, shoes and underwear that fits to eyeglasses and hearing aids to transportation to the doctor’s office.  Care to Learn now has 16 chapters throughout Missouri.
  • Retail Value = $432

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays: Be a Confident New Mom with Dr. Carey’s Baby Care First Year Baby Care Guide + GIVEAWAY!

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Sometimes being a new parent can be daunting. You feel like you are unsure of your baby’s reflexes, mysterious rashes, not to mention remembering which milestones happen when.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Dr. Carey’s Baby Care book is 100 page easy to read guide with over 120 full color pictures to help you along your journey as a new parent when you naturally worry about common medical problems and baby care. The book covers commonly asked questions that doctors receive but don’t always have the time to explain the answers in detail. The topics will help you feel at ease and the pictures will help you distinguish between common every day baby patterns or a common medical issue that should be looked at by a physician.

The book also teaches the art of swaddling and comes with two soft, gender neutral swaddling blankets (shown at left). This is the perfect gift for new parents, or even parents who need a refresher course! Dr. Carey also has products coming soon that will compliment the baby care book including a colic kit, stuffy nose, teething and more.

You can purchase an e-copy of the book for under $10 at Amazon.com. Enter our Rafflecopter giveaway below if you’d like a paper copy and swaddling blanket kit direct from Dr. Carey’s!

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays: There’s a New Swaddler in Town, Meet Lambie & Me

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lambie_and_me_review2Swaddling blankets are a very popular staple in today’s baby registries. There are lots of options but it can quickly be confusing on which blankets to purchase since not all blankets are made of quality materials or made to the same size specifications.

Lambie & Me is a Mom owned business that really cares about their line of products. The company currently provides swaddle blankets, bibs and more! We were also impressed with their well kept blog that offers weekly articles featuring parenting info. that is up-to-date and informative.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Lambie & Me currently provides two sets of swaddling blankets. We received the “Just Dots” set that is patterned with gray and red dots (show in pics). They also have a set called “Just Caterpillars” that is adorable. The swaddling blankets are the standard boutique size (47″ x 47″) and are big enough to also use as a Nursing Cover, Stroller Cover, Changing or Play Mat and Travel Blanket. The two blanket set is made of organic cotton and comes pre-washed, which helps them compete in softness out of the box with their major competitors. After washing a few times, the blankets are noticeably softer and we can see how they would wear really well through years of use.

One of our favorite features are the gender neutral prints. The swaddle blankets and bibs are all in gender neutral colors which is great for gifting in early pregnancy, for gender neutral baby showers and for moms who generally like modern colors and not the typical pink and blue. If you would like to get your hands on a set of Lambie & Me blankets, they can be purchased at Lambie & Me or on Amazon.com.

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Wish List Wednesdays: Bebe Lush Barbershop Shave Soap Bar in a Jar, Great Gift for Father’s Day! + Giveaway!

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Father’s Day is coming up quick so we are happy to bring you a product that is perfect for old-fashioned barbershop loving Dads!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

BebeLush Beauty introduces their Old Fashioned Barbershop Shave Soap Bar in a Jar. This shave soap is natural, organic and free of fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Filled with top quality shea, cocoa and mango butters, this shave soap goes on the skin like butter and moisturizes without that greasy feeling. The soap is scented with pure essential oils for a scent that is fresh and clean but not overpowering.

Proudly made in the USA, BebeLush Old Fashioned Barbershop Shave Soap Bar in a Jar, is colored with chlorophyll for a soft mint hue. This gives the soap a beautiful hand poured froth on the top, ensuring each soap is one of a kind.

We love the natural ingredients, super moisturizing natural butters for soft, kissable skin and the compact packaging, perfect for the medicine cabinet or your man’s travel bag.

It’s exclusively available on Amazon.com for only $14.95 and includes free shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member. The shave soap comes in two natural fragrances, bay rum-orange-clove (shown at left) and cedarwood-cassia-clove.

Want to surprise Dad with a great Father’s Day gift? Enter to WIN your own BebeLush Old Fashioned Barbershop Shave Soap Bar in a Jar through our Rafflecopter widget below!

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Fashion Fridays: Unique Beauty Gifts by Every Beauty! + Giveaway

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Struggle to find unique gifts for your favorite beauty guru?

Every Beauty has a wide selection of creative beauty helpers that are useful and stylish for even the most inexperienced beauty lovers.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

We recently received a Cosmetic Tool Organizer from Every Beauty to test drive. The Cosmetic Tool Organizer makes finding your lip pencils, eye liners and small brushes a breeze. Simply snap in up to eight products into the rigid plastic holder and toss into your favorite cosmetic bag. We also tested it with colored pencils for art students (shown at left) and it worked great for that too!

The Cosmetic Tool Organizer retails for $7.99 and comes in a bright pink with either silver crystals or black crystals that adorn the center. The crystals add a sense of glam and make it giftable to teen girls just starting their makeup collection to grandmas who enjoy trying cosmetics. The Cosmetic Tool Organizer is also great for travel. Reduce the clutter by only taking the cosmetics you will need and use on that next trip.

If you don’t use that many pencils, liners or brushes, you should check out Every Beauty’s diverse line of products. Pick up an Every Drop Beauty Spatula to get a few more days out of that expensive foundation. Or an Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother for quick and effective exfoliation.

We are excited to offer a Cosmetic Tool Organizer to one of our lucky readers! Enter below through our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to WIN!

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Wish List Wednesdays: Impress Your Mom with SOi Luxe Candles this Mother’s Day! + Giveaway!

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We recently received a SOi Luxe Highball candle sample to feature for Mother’s Day and we are loving this company!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you are need of an impressive Mother’s Day gift, your Mom would love these candles from SOi.
SOi candles are made from 100% all natural, FDA certified soy oil. Unlike many soy candle companies that are not actually made with soy or blend with paraffin, SOi candles are all hand poured and triple-fragranced! SOi candles offer a super clean burn, no soot or chemicals are released in the air and lasts 40% longer than a traditional candle.

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The highball candle is perfectly packaged in a beautifully embossed box. A logo metallic seal graces the box and candle respectively. Immediately when opening the box, you can smell the wonderful fragrance that is addictive but not over powering. SOi candles are available in votive, tin, boxed highball, jar and refill. The 2014 collection comes in 24 scents including classic, floral and fresh scents.

SOi candles are uniquely created from soy oil that is naturally rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and lecithin which benefit the skin when applied topically. Perfect for an at home spa day in the tub! When applied topically, it can also be a soothing remedy for sunburns, eczema, psoriasis and poison oak! The soy oil is bio-degradable, water soluble and a renewable resource. Since soy oil burns cooler than traditional candles, the fragrance will not dissipate after prolonged burning.

SOi candles are proudly made in Northern California and can be found online, in major retailers and high-end spas.

Enter below for your chance to WIN your own SOi Luxe Highball candle!

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Giveaway: WIN! Mother’s Day Gift Pack Worth $65.00!

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are giving away a gift pack just for Mom worth $65.00!

The gift pack includes:  Personalized “Mom” Pashmina Scarf (Pink), $24.99, Madil Flip Flops Sweet Love Combo (size 7/8), $22.99, Bee Flower Tote Bag, $6.50, Flower Burst Collage Note Card Set, $8.00 and a Set of 4 Love Cork Coasters, $2.69.

Multiple chances to win by sharing with your friends through the Raffle Copter giveaway widget below. One winner will be chosen on May 2nd so your gift pack will arrive just before Mother’s Day! Must be a US Resident and 18+ to win!

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Wish List Wednesdays: WIN! Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity “BUMP” Bag!

celebrity_bump_bag_winter_2014_jewelsandpinstripesWe are excited to giveaway a Celebrity “BUMP” BAG courtesy of our sister site Jewels and Pinstripes! Be the envy of your next baby shower. Gifts for both mom and baby, boy and girl.

Celebrity “BUMP” Bag includes the following products: Novena Maternal Skin Care set,  Ana Brandt Photography knitted hat and bloomers set for newborn photos (color may vary), b. box baby box changing mat, baby bottle, sippy cup and tot seat, Stride Rite Lil Speedster Blue and Crib Wild About You Pink crib shoes, WubbaNub lamb and giraffe pacifiers, an issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine and The Bump Guide.

Value = $350.00

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Mindful Mondays: Don’t Forget Your Pets this Valentine’s Day + KONG Giveaway from Entirely Pets!

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KONG toys have long been a favorite for dogs and cats alike. KONG toys provide your pets with mental stimulation and creative play. KONG founder, Joe Markham developed the toy after he was frustrated with his police dog Fritz’s destructive chewing. One day, while working on a VW Bus, Joe began throwing out car parts to Fritz to lure him away from those rocks. Fritz was immediately taken with a rubber suspension part and dropped it in Joe’s lap to play. The erratic bounce and toughness of the rubber inspired Joe.

Entirely Pets recently let us choose a KONG toy from their massive selection. Already owning KONG Extreme and KONG Genius Line, we were excited to try KONG Quest. The KONG Quest is a star shaped rubber toy with 9 holes for adding treats. The center hole has a closed back while the openings around the center go all the way through. The KONG Quest was a winner from the first time we added treats! You can easily add medium size chewy treats or we also found that breaking a medium sized milk bone dog biscuit in half and inserting into the outside holes worked well. It would also be great with KONG small snacks or flavor bites. The rubberized “pods” make it easy to stuff in odd shaped treats and it’s pretty easy to clean considering it’s intricate shape. It also has the same durability you have come to love from KONG.

Entirely Pets wants you to be able to try a new KONG toy too! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to WIN!

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays: Missy Mila Twisted Tales + Giveaway

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Missy Mila Twisted Tales is an adorable DVD collection direct from France that encourages children to use their imagination and to have fun re-telling old stories in their own way. Mila is an active, curious little girl that is a born storyteller. Your kids will love her English accent and her lively pigtails. Each episode is geared toward children ages 4-8 and filled with different characters and a unique story line that will keep your child engaged with new vocabulary, emotion recognition and positive reinforcement. Mila creatively pauses the story at key points to help the listener build important overall comprehension. What kid doesn’t love humorous antics and a happy ending?

If you are looking for a new character to add to your children’s collection, give Missa Mila Twisted Tales a try. It makes a great birthday or holiday gift and each DVD has over 100 minutes of animated fun. This DVD can be difficult to find in the US, we found a few on Amazon, so we are excited to offer our readers a chance to WIN a copy for yourself. Simply enter in the box below!

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