Showing posts with label Tots and Me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tots and Me. Show all posts

Monday, December 24, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas Day 26 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 24th by Tots and Me
It is very important to me to teach the children the true meaning of the Christmas holiday. There are so many traditions surrounding Christmas and I want to make sure the ones we choose to share with our children are meaningful and focused on the birth of Jesus. One tradition I used to love growing up was that my mother would put candy canes on the tree for Christmas morning while we slept. Of course, we thought it was Santa Claus when he brought the presents. Though we don't put up a tree or teach our children about Santa Claus, I still love to give the children real peppermint candy canes. I didn't realize growing up (and I don't think my mother did either) that their is a Legend surrounding the Candy Cane. Though I am sure this is just a story, I love that it focuses on Jesus.

Please stop by Tots and Me to learn of the Legend of the Candy Cane and how we include candy canes in our Christmas Celebration. While you're there enter to win today's giveaway!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Day 10 #Giveaway #25DaysXmas

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Blogshare Post of the Day - Dec. 8th by Tots and Me
I remember when I was growing up how much homemade gifts meant to my mom. I don't know if you feel the same way, but I can understand where she was coming from. In fact, I know she still feels the same way. A gift made specifically for a loved one is made from the heart. Our children LOVE to make things for us all the time and we accept them with such enthusiasm, because we know they were made out of love.

It is so easy to go to the store and pick out gifts for those on our list and  I realize it takes time to make a gift.   But, I hope you will think about helping your children make this special gift for the special people in their lives. We are making these photo frames for both my mom and hubby's parents because I feel they make great gifts for grandparents. I know my mom will love to have the little ones make one of these for her because she still has the frame the older children made for her 11 years ago.

Please stop by Tots and Me to find out how to make this Christmas Puzzle Frame. While you're there enter to win today's giveaway!

Enter to win a different prize each day, from Nov. 29th through Dec.24th, with the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare Giveaways! Each day we will be highlighting a post from one of our 28 blog partners. Look for the link daily that will take you to the blogshare post of the day. By clicking on the day link you will find the rafflecopter form to enter each of the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baby Shower Celebration Swaddle Designs

I am joining in with Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy.  Her baby shower celebration has been extended into April due to unforeseen circumstances. The review that follows is written by Tots and Me

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A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about Swaddle Designs


We were sent an Angry Birds Body Suit and a Angry Birds Marquisette Blanket to try out. I have to tell you I was a little leery at first with it being Angry Birds. I had hardly ever heard of them. I was not sure if this was a show or a video game or what. And the name doesn't sound very babyish. (What can I say, I don't pay attention to popular culture, never have).  Little did I know that, 
"Angry Birds by Rovio is a phenomenally popular game.  Angry Birds is the

fastest growing brand in the world with over 600 million downloads.  Little

boys and girls, teens, men, women, grandmas and grandpas - all love playing
Angry Birds.  The game is entertaining to people of all ages, genders and
geographies, and is fun for family members to play together during snuggle

After receiving the blanket and bodysuit I decided the Angry Birds were quite cute and suddenly my hubby was obsessed with the game on his phone. 
The blanket has become one of my favorites to wrap baby Harold up in. I have to say I have another Swaddle Designs receiving blanket. Right about the same time I was contacted with an affirmative from Swaddle Designs to help sponsor my Baby Shower Celebration, I also won an Ultimate Receiving Blanket. While I like the Ultimate Receiving Blanket I still struggle to swaddle with the material of this blanket being thicker. It is a lovely blanket and I use it for multiple things. However, the marquisette blanket is a thinner material and easier for me to swaddle with. Here is a description from their site:
SwaddleDesigns Marquisette Swaddling Blanket is made from premium cotton in a lightweight open weave design. Marquisette is similar to gauze, however marquisette has a softer hand because of the finer threads and higher thread count. SwaddleDesigns offers the finest, highest quality lightweight swaddling cloths on the market."

I love the large size of these blankets. At first I struggled with them being so big. But after some practice, using the instructions sewn onto the blanket, I have been able to swaddle the baby successfully. 

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Sometimes he will calm down as soon as he realizes he is being wrapped up. 
The only problem I am having now is that he prefers his arms out.

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By the way, the rolled up blanket that is helping to prop him up is an Ultimate Receiving Blanket. I have to practice some more with the thicker material to get it to swaddle nicely. But it makes a nice support or regular blanket. Plus I am sure it would make a great cover up for nursing or maybe a floor blanket for play when he gets older. 
The quality of both is remarkable, very highly recommended.

You may have noticed in the above pictures that he is wearing his Angry Birds bodysuit. I just love it. Swaddle Designs carries both long sleeve and short sleeve body suits. They sent us a short sleeve one to review. Which is perfect seeing as the weather is getting warmer. In the picture below it was a chillier day and he was wearing a long sleeve onesie underneath it. 
The quality of the body suit is wonderful. It is made of soft 100% cotton knit and has just the right amount of stretch to it. The neck opening expands perfectly, no snaps to worry about there. Speaking of snaps, the ones in the crotch area are great. Having had many baby outfits over the years, I have had snaps that are too hard to open, some that are too hard to close, some that are both. I also have dealt with snaps that won't stay closed. These snaps stay closed wonderfully and they are not too hard to snap or undo. Just right.
Once again, very highly recommended.

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Okay, so I have to share two more pictures. I have tried the body suit with two different outfits and would love to know which you think is cuter. This will be in the Rafflecopter for some easy extra entries.

A) Over the top of a long sleeve onesie with red pants.

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B) No extra onesie with denim pants.

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The one concern I did have with the body suit is that the red rim cuff is a little tighter than some of the other body suits we have and it was a bit of a struggle to get the long sleeves pulled through without bunching up.  Other than that, the bodysuit is perfect.

You can purchase your own Angry Birds Bodysuits and marquisette receiving blankets, as well as many other designs from Swaddle Design.  The body suits come with your choice of bird in a small image or large image (as shown above).  The blankets come with your choice of bird or with the multi bird print (as shown above). Personally I like the multi-bird print. They also carry Ultimate Receiving Blankets, Swaddle Duos, Baby Lovies, Baby Burpies, zzZipMe Sacks and plush toys in the Angry Birds Collection. 

Don't forget to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

To help celebrate Baby Harold's birth, Swaddle Designs is offering one lucky reader their choice of Angry Bird body suit (in your choice of bird and size) or an Angry Birds Marquisette Receiving Blanket.

 Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. I have to mention that I know I do not usually have so many entries on my Rafflecopter forms. However, these wonderful ladies are helping to share my Baby Shower Celebration and I offered them a spot or two on said form. Remember, you don't have to fill in every entry (there are only 2 mandatory entries) but each entry you complete increases your chances for winning and I would love for you to follow these great ladies who are helping me.

Disclosure: I received  an Angry Birds Bodysuit and Marqisette Blanket for free as a part of my Baby Shower Celebration. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and will be good for my readers.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tots and Me Baby Shower Event

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Tots and Me is having a Baby Shower Celebration Event to celebrate the birth of their son. The celebration doesn't start until March 1st, but she is giving you a heads up on who is sponsoring the event and will be posting reviews soon! Here is a peak at the sponsors:

Taylor Joelle
My Baby Clothes
Undercover Mama
Picky Sticky
Miracle Blanket
My Day Registry
Swaddle Designs

If you are a fellow blogger and would like to get in on some extra entries for the giveaway or to get your blog in the rafflecopters, POST ABOUT THE EVENT! Here is exactly what she had to say:

"I would love to get the news out far and wide about my Baby Shower Celebration Event. I am looking for bloggers who are willing to share my button on their sidebar during the duration of the event, starting this weekend which is when I am scheduling the write ups of the products/sites to start going live. I realize this is short notice, so if you are able to get the button on your blog by Feb 25th I am offering 10 extra entries to every one of my giveaways! If you can post the button by the beginning of the giveaway event on March 1st I am offering 5 extra entries to every one of my giveaways!

In addition, I am looking for bloggers who are willing to post about my Baby Shower Celebration on their blog. All I ask is that the post be up before March 1st and mention that this is a Baby Shower Celebration in honor of the birth of our son. Mention that I am showering my readers with reviews and giveaways of products for babies and mommies. In exchange for this post I am offering a Facebook, Twitter or Google+ follow link on two of my Rafflecopter forms.

If you are interested in helping me celebrate our baby boy's birth in either of these ways, just leave a comment below with your name and email address. The button code is below. Please leave a link to your blog or blog post where you posted. If you have any questions, you can email me at:" ~ Tots And Me