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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pampers is Celebrating with #SwaddlersFirsts Giveaway

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Celebrating Firsts. There have been so many along the way for us. And I am excited to have the experience to share a child of mine's firsts all over again. Here's a picture of one of SweetPea's very first "firsts", seeing Santa. Can you believe this was almost three years ago? Where does the time go with little ones.

First Time seeing Santa

I love Pampers swaddlers when SweetPea was a newborn because they are Pampers softest diaper ever. And I am so excited that Swaddlers are now available through size 5! Which means, this baby can stay in my favorite diaper throughout their diapering years.

From your baby’s first smile to their first step, Swaddlers can now be there for many more firsts to come! To celebrate Swaddlers sizes 4 & 5, Pampers has 30 days of incredible giveaways and a grand prize of FREE Swaddlers diapers & wipes for a year. Join the celebration and enter our 30 days of sweeps on the Pampers Facebook page, where you can win daily prize bundles, plus the grand prize of free Swaddlers diapers & wipes for one year!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wantable November Make-Up Box Review

I received one or more of the products mentioned below for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

A while back, I did a review of Wantable's Jewelry Box, so I was excited to receive the opportunity to try out their make-up box.
Wantable, in case you needed a reminder, is a subscription box service that can be canceled at anytime. Where you set up your profile and pick exactly what items you like, what types of items you like, what colors you like, etc. And then each month they send you your personalized box.

Wantable Make Up Box Review

I wanted to get a video of what I received for all of you, but my phone is having issues saving videos or something, most likely user error. LOL But alas, these photos will have to do. I was pleasantly surprised with the goodies that came in my box. I liked all of the colors and all of the products. The process was a lot easier than when picking out my jewelry. The only issue I see is that the site wasn't very mobile friendly. I am excited to start using these products!

Wantable Intimates

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Day Before Thanksgiving {WW #55 + LINKY}

An Instagram Dump on the Day Before Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#HGG Nuby Sea Scooper & Foam Bath Animals Review & Giveaway

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Make bath time easier and more enjoyable with the Nûby™ Sea Scooper™! After bath time fun is over, Nûby’s Whale Pail™ makes cleaning quick and easy. Watch your baby giggle with delight as you scoop your favorite Nûby™ bath time toys into the whale’s tummy. The pail has special drain holes built-in allowing excess water to easily drain away from the toys and quickly air dry. Equipped with easy installation wall hooks, Nûby’s Whale Pail™ keeps bath time toys neatly on the bathroom wall.

Nuby Sea Scopper Review

I love that the Sea Scooper is fun and interactive, my daughter loves using her other Nuby toys to play with her whale. The Sea Scooper scoops up all of the toys and keep them together in one place to make clean up time fun and allow toys to dry quick/easy. The Sea Scooper is also BPA FREE!


Available at these retailers:

- www.BuyBabyDirect.com
- www.buybuybaby.com
- www.bedbathandbeyond.com
- www.amazon.com
- www.walmart.com


The Nûby™ Foam Bath Animals bring underwater creatures to your little one’s bath time! The characters float in the water and when wet will stick to the bathtub wall providing countless hours of bath time fun! The fun colorful characters will delight and amuse your little one while stimulating their senses.

Nuby Foam Bath Animals Review

The Nuby Foam Bath Animals are designed for children aged 18 months +. The animals stick to the bathtub wall, but are soft so they float in the water It includes 16 animals (2 of each animal pictured) and they have helped my daughter learn not only the different animals, but also her colors as well. They are Phthalate and BPA FREE, which is VERY important to me!


Available at these retailers:

- www.BuyBabyDirect.com
- www.amazon.com
- www.diapers.com
- www.bedbathandbeyond.com
- www.buybuybaby.com
- www.walmart.com
- www.khols.com


So who wants to win a Nuby Sea Scooper and a set of Foam Bath Animals of their very own? One lucky Nanny to Mommy reader will receive that opportunity! Just enter the Rafflecopter below.

Nuby Sea Scooper & Foam Bath Animals Giveaway


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Monday, November 25, 2013

A Quick Review of LeapFrog's LeapPad Ultra

"I was provided a sample of the LeapPad Ultra through a Mom Select Campaign. The opinions expressed are my own."
 
 I recently had the opportunity to review the new LeapPad Ultra as long as I provided a review on Amazon too (of course I disclosed). But I wasn't required to review it on my blog, but I wanted to share my thoughts on it with all of you as well.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Maxi Cosi Car Seat Giveaway

Tis the season of gifting and Mommys Craft Obsession is featuring some of the hottest products of the season! Each giveaway is placed into one of four categories; gifts for mom, gifts for dad, gifts for the littles, and gifts for the whole family! Click here to be redirected to MCO's holiday gift guide quick reference guide & giveaway list!!



Welcome to the Maxi Cosi Giveaway! 
Let your child ride in comfort and in style with the Maxi Cosi Pria! 


Sponsored by Maxi Cosi

It so important to get a new car seat for your child. That way you know the expiration date and know if it has been in a car accident or not.
{Read more about my Car Seat Safety tips here.}
That's why I am so excited to share this giveaway with all of you wonderful readers!



The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 8th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommys Craft Obsession’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Maxi Cosi. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This blog has not been compensated for the promotion of this giveaway*




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Friday, November 22, 2013

Room Mates Peel & Stick Decor - $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Tis the season of gifting and Mommys Craft Obsession is featuring some of the hottest products of the season! Each giveaway is placed into one of four categories; gifts for mom, gifts for dad, gifts for the littles, and gifts for the whole family! Click here to be redirected to MCO's holiday gift guide quick reference guide & giveaway list!!


Welcome to the RoomMates Decor Giveaway! 
Give your home an instant makeover with RoomMates Decor Peel & Stick Wall Decor!

Sponsored by RoomMates Decor

Getting ready to prepare for baby number two, I have been looking at neutral nursery decor since we won't be finding out the gender. That's why I love this giveaway and am so excited to share it with all of you!




The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 6th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommys Craft Obsession’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Combi. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Combi Catalyst Travel System Giveaway

Tis the season of gifting and Mommys Craft Obsession is featuring some of the hottest products of the season! Each giveaway is placed into one of four categories; gifts for mom, gifts for dad, gifts for the littles, and gifts for the whole family! Click here to be redirected to MCO's holiday gift guide quick reference guide & giveaway list!!




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!



Sponsored by Combi

I am excited to share this giveaway since baby number two is on the way!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas? WW #54 + LINKY

I know that it's still November and we have Thanksgiving AND my daughter's birthday before Christmas, but I am so excited for it this year! They have already put up lights in our local square and SweetPea has been so cute enjoying them. She found this Santa hat and has been wearing it around EVERYWHERE, even to Kroger. My mother-in-law got her an Elf on the Shelf and we named her Annie. She loves her. We haven't been very created with ideas yet, but my husband is excited for the fun we can have.
Are you excited for the upcoming holidays?



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Gifts of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway

It’s back but bigger, better and brighter than ever before. Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by heading to Atlanta Motor Speedway and seeing how over-the-top decorating looks while being able to brag you’ve driven on the famed Atlanta Motor Speedway oval. We unfortunately had to miss this last year with the Hubby's demanding schedule and trying to get promoted and I didn't have a car, but I am excited to go this year!



My Readers Save $2 to Gift of Lights Drive Thru Light Show {Click HERE}

I will receive free admission for sharing this information. All opinions are my own.

More Noise With Two? {Dohmie by Marpac #SeriousSleep Baby Bundle Review}

This is a compensated post sponsored by Marpac. I was provided this opportunity through the Mom It Forward Blogging Network.

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I am going to be the mother of two children. TWO! Wow, and time just seems to be flying by. I can't even imagine the noise that is going to take over this house. That's why I was excited when we received the Dohmie by Marpac Serious Sleep Baby Bundle to review.

Dohmie by Marpac #SeriousSleep Review

Every new mom deserves some sleep and the Dohmie by Marpac Sound Machine can seriously help with that. Sweet Pea loves the sleep machine. She asks for it every night and it helps her go straight to sleep with no question asked, even in the middle of the day with my lawn people working on my yard. And I love hearing it through the baby monitor. It helps me go to sleep soundly as well. And being 22 weeks pregnant, I need all the sleep I can manage to get in between kicks and punches from this little one. When this little one gets here, I feel confident that getting the baby to sleep even while vacuuming or when her older rambunctious toddler sister is running around making noise.

Dohmie by Marpac #SeriousSleep Review

The Dohm creates a natural white noise to help babies fall and stay asleep, allowing the rest of the family to seep easier or carry on with normal household activities. The Dohm’s sound is seamless and continuous because it uses electromechanical technology to create the natural sound of rushing air, unlike other white noise machines that work on a digital loop and cut off after a set period of time. The Dohm is lightweight, easy-to-use and can travel with you where you go. I love that it plugs into the wall and doesn't rely on batteries like so many other sleep machines. The sound it produces reminds me of the mimicked sound of the womb, which babies are very fond of. It's easy to change the volume of the sound as well. The Dohmie by Marpac Serious Sleep Baby Bundle comes with the sleep machine and a book that my daughter enjoyed as well. My daughter who is very sensitive to loud noises, especially the vacuum cleaner, LOVES falling asleep to this machine at the age of THREE.

I am still nervous about having two little ones. But I think if this little machine can get my rambunctious toddler to sleep easier, then I know we will be okay. If I can just get one of them to sleep through the night, then we will doing just fine.

What do you think of the Dohmie by Marpac Serious Sleep Baby Bundle? Did you ever use white noise for your little ones to sleep easier?

Dohmie by Marpac #SeriousSleep Baby Bundle

This is a compensated post sponsored by Marpac. I was provided this opportunity through the Mom It Forward Blogging Network.




If you are here to learn the safety of white noise machines for infants, Dr. Harvey Karp (author of "Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep") has written a great article that addresses the issues with the study HERE.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Citrus Lane October Box Review #cloctbox

I received the following product complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Citrus Lane sends you curated baby and child items each month directly to your door. The items can include food items, toiletries, toys, and sometimes something special for mom! I received the October 34 month box to review. This box celebrated Movember and Breast Cancer Awareness, so it came with pink mustaches on the box that you could punch out and play with. Very cute idea for great causes.

Here is what the October 34 month box included:

Citrus Lane October Box Review

I'm going to be honest, I was a little disappointed with the box this month. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the one I bought for half off earlier this year. But we did love the Cloud B Twinkles To Go Octo Nightlight*. SweetPea is enamored by it. She keeps asking to sleep with it. I love how much she loves it and it honestly made the box worth it.
 
She did love the Good Boy Organics BOPS sea salt crisps*. I tried one myself and they were super yummy. The other AWESOME thing that came in the box was a LadyBug Magazine + a subscription. Does anyone remember this from their childhood? My mom bought one for us and they are jammed packed with tons of activities and stories! SweetPea also liked the Hohner Kids Rhythm Sticks*. I remember playing with them in music class in elementary school, but don't know if I care for them as an adult as they are a bit noisy. Just kidding.

All in all, I enjoyed our box this month and I'm hoping to start my own subscription soon. If you'd like, you can sign up through my referral link and use code ESCALATE to get $20 off your first box! This box had a retail value of over $59, so for only $9 that's an AWESOME deal! :D A one month subscription is $29, but if you subscribe for multiple months you get a discount the more months you buy. So you could get your first box for as low as $1 if you get a 6-month subscription!

What do you think of Citrus Lane? What did you think of this box?
 
 
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Juicy Deals Jewelry Collection Giveaway

Juicy Deals Jewelry Collection Giveaway

Welcome to theJuicyDealz Holiday Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro

JuicyDealz is a brand new, up-and-coming daily boutique and handmade deals site. Founded by husband and wife team Cat and Andy, JuicyDealz stemmed from a simple idea: create a dynamic, online marketplace featuring an eclectic mix of American-based artisans and small businesses offering fabulous items at great prices. Every day, a new crop of deals pops up. You can follow JuicyDealz on Facebook to get sneak peeks of upcoming deals and subscribe to their daily email so you won’t miss a thing! Be it designer-inspired jewelry, personalized note cards, infinity scarves, trendy women’s clothing, accessories, home goods, or stuff for the kiddos, each and every day brings a new treasure trove of unique finds. You’ll need to purchase quickly as most of the deals only last 3-4 days and can sell out fast! You’ll feel good every time you make a purchase because you are getting not only a super unique, fun, and often one-of-a-kind product (at an incredible price!), but you are also helping to support a small business owner who is striving to support their family, while doing what they love. It is the passion, creativity, and hospitality of these amazing entrepreneurs that make up the heart of JuicyDealz, bringing you fresh, fun, and affordable deals every day.

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One LUCKY person will WIN a gorgeous jewelry collection from JuicyDealz worth over $300!

Just in time for the holidays, this amazing prize package includes an incredible assortment of stunning and unique jewelry (infinity bracelets, statement necklaces, designer-inspired jewelry, sports mom bracelets, owl earrings, watches and more!). Perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts, or to keep for yourself. Please note, actual prize package may vary slightly from what you see pictured above but will include items that are equally lovely!

This giveaway is open to the US only, ages 18 and up, and ends on 12/2/13 at 11:59 PM EST.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Kiddos #MyKindOfHoliday

#ad Holiday Gift Ideas for the Kiddos #MyKindofHoliday #BlackFriday

It's that time of year again! Are you making your list and checking it twice? I am going Black Friday shopping solo this year and you know Target is definitely one of my go to stops. I have some ideas of what to get the kiddos in my life, thanks to Target. How about you? Are you an out-of-the-loop aunt, uncle, or grandparent and have no idea what to get the littles in your life? Well I have made a cheat sheet just for you!

1. Board games or get up games like this Chasin' Cheeky Game. SweetPea has this game and it so much fun to watch her and her friend B run around chasing after him trying to put the rings on his tail.



2. How cute would this car be? My daughter has so much fun with these little cars now that she is old enough to push herself around the room. And with Minnie? What 3-year old little girl isn't a huge Mickey/Minnie Mouse fan?!



3. We are huge Disney Princess fans in this house, especially of Rapunzel. And music is so essential to a child's development. This little guitar would be perfect for any little budding star.



4. My niece would fall head over heels in love with this Barbie House! Could you imagine walking in the door with this? You would definitely be the cool aunt/uncle. ;)



5. This hoop is great because it encourages the kiddos to get off the couch and exercise! What a fun hoop! We had one of these growing up and they last FOREVER!



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What are you getting your little ones for Christmas? Share and let the clueless relatives out! :)

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