Friday, October 29, 2010

Applecheeks Giveaway

Applecheeks recently got over 4,000 fans on facebook and they are celebrating with a giveaway!
Enter at

Good luck! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Custom Diaper Creations Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

The winner is....#27
Laura Myers!

Custom Diaper Creations is based out of Canada and the owner, Mekayla, is a WAHM (work at home mom).  I love supporting work at home moms, they are the best!  Mekayla set me up with a bow holder/organizer at a discount as well as a couple clippies and a headband with a few different flower attachments.

First off, the bow holder/organizer is such a blessing for my daughter’s accessories. I’ve wanted one of these for quite a while since I’ve purchased a fair number of clippies and other hair accessories. When I saw Custom Diaper Creations holder, I had to have it…since the colors work perfectly in my daughter’s room.
The holder keeps them all neatly organized just the way I like them. There are various ribbon straps to hold clippies and all you have to do is slide them on! Super simple!

At the bottom of the hanging ribbons are pinch clips that I have been using to hold headbands and hats. Works great!

Here is the organizer with the items I received from Custom Diaper Creations...

Here is the holder loaded down with all of our accesories in 2 different arrangements...WONDERFUL!

I haven’t had any problems with the holder/organizer. It is well made and I appreciate the generous size, so that I can keep all of the accessories in one spot.  Mekayla will customize bow holders to your needs, so just ask!

The clippies that CDC sent are absolutely adorable and equally well made. The first is a caterpillar clippie with googly-eyes and antennae. Who could resist?!

The second clippie CDC sent was a flower clippie that is crocheted. Super cute!

The headband that I was sent was a bit big (wide) for my little girls head, so I folded it in half and it works great that way. Unlike most headbands, this set uses Velcro to attach the flower to the band. Very unique and super easy to make sure you get just the right placement every time, plus it can just slide out and fall off. I really like this concept. The flowers appear to be durable and that’s something else I appreciate. I’ve purchased accessories in the past, only to have them fall apart, posing a choke hazard…so, thank you CDC!

Want to make a purchase?  Visit Custom Diaper Creations on Facebook.

Want to win?  Mekayla has GENEROUSLY offered up to one lucky reader (in US or Canada) a headband and flower of choice, a set of clippies as well as $10 in store credit!  Yay!

Mandatory Entry (complete all steps to get ONE entry into the drawing)

1.  Like Custom Diaper Creations on Facebook
2.  Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook
3.  Look through Custom Diaper Creations photo albums and tell me what your favorite item is
4.  Your Name
5.  Your e-mail address

Bonus Entries (can only be completed after you have completed the mandatory entry)

1.  Follow Tootsie Woots blog via Google Friend Connect (3 bonus entries)
2.  Tweet this giveaway (2 bonus entries, once per day) - leave the link
3.  Blog this giveaway (2 bonus entries) - leave the link
4.  Sharethis giveaway on facebook (2 bonus entries) - leave the link

All opinions in this review are my own honest opinions and have not been swayed by the owner of the business in any way.

Giveaway ends at Noon CST on October 31st, 2010

Good Luck!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rue La La - Offer Ends 10/25/10

I just found out about Rue La La from a fellow blogger (Mommie Wants Freebies) this morning and signed up right away!  Why?

1.  They offer 50% off on boutique/brand name items - PUMA, Sorel, Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, DKNY, Dansk, and more!

2.  The real kicker here!  They give you $20 just for signing up! - The credit shows up within 48 hours of signing up.  There are items to purchase within that price range, so get shopping and check out all the other great deals!  You have until 12/31/10 to use the credit...who couldn't use an extra 20 bucks?!

Here is the link to sign up and get your $20 buckaroos!  Just click here.

Offer ends 10/25/10, SO HURRY on over!  :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby's First Year Review & Giveaway - CLOSED


Jaymee B


Did you know that it is estimated to cost you $10,000 to provide for one child in their first year of life? Isn’t that an amazing number?!
I was recently asked by Laura Cowan, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby's First Year to read her book and let her know my thoughts. I am not much of a reader, but here is what I found…
This book is an easy read and I was able to read it from cover to cover in two sittings! Laura explains all her money saving techniques in plain English and leaves you feeling empowered to save money and not add to the outrageous statistic.
Laura covers all of the main purchases in a separate chapters of her book including…mobility gear, sleep and comfort gear, cleaning and changing gear, cloth diapers, feeding gear, safety gear, nursery furniture and storage gear as well as ongoing costs including…clothing, food, toiletries, and entertainment. Every chapter ends in a “cheat sheet”, which is approximately a one page summary of all the money saving tips in the chapter. The cheat sheets are very handy for looking back on once you have a basic understanding of what the details are.
Even though this book is intended for saving money on baby’s first year, the practices can definitely be utilized to save money in future years as well by following the same principles. So, even if you have already gone through “the first year” with your little one(s), be sure to check out this book!

Interested in purchasing Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby's First Year for yourself or a friend? You can purchase a paper copy or a digital copy at:
Want to try to win a copy of the book? Laura has generously offered to giveaway TWO e-copies of her book! So for this giveaway, there will be TWO winners!! Giveaway is open to everyone.

Mandatory Entry - You must do #1 - #5 in order to have ONE entry into the drawing.  This must be completed before you complete any bonus entries.

1. Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook

2. Like 29 Diapers on Facebook (Laura’s Facebook page)

3. Tell me why you think you should win

4. Your First Name and Last Initital

5. Your E-mail address so I can contact you in case you win

Bonus Entries - Can only be completed after you have finished the mandatory entry.  Number of bonus entries allowed varies for each item completed.  Be sure to leave seperate comments.
1. Follow 29 Diapers on Twitter – 2 bonus entries

2. Tweet the giveaway – 1 bonus entry, once per day

3. Follow Tootsie Woots blog via Google Friend Connect – 3 bonus entries

4. Post the Tootsie Woots blog button on your blog – 5 bonus entries

5. Purchase the book (must be verified) – 10 bonus entries

Giveaway will end on October 23rd at Noon CST.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bouncing Woolies Review & Giveaway - CLOSED


This review is for one of my favorite WAHMies out there…Bouncing Woolies! I purchased 4 bouncing woolies from her (Shauna) months ago and they are still a’bouncing in my dryer.  After purchasing my original (undyed, but scented) woolies, I won a pair of her new FUNKtastic dryer balls.  So, my review is based upon these products.

Shauna has some really great information already on her website, so instead of reinventing the wheel, I am going to share her awesome information with you for a bit here in order to get you acquainted with Bouncing Woolies.

What exactly are Bouncing Woolies and how will they benefit me?
 Wool dryer balls (Bouncing Woolies) save time, money, and energy. They are made from 100% wool and are felted 3 times (more than most other wool dryer balls on the market). Felting keeps them from falling apart in your dryer. Also... Did you know that there are chemicals in commercial dryer sheets that take the fire retardant out of children's sleepwear?

How will they save time, money and energy?

The woolies circulate and separate the clothing and get the warm dry air right down to the core of the laundry load! The more you add to your dryer, the faster the drying time, softer softness and money saved. They speed up the drying time and soften up by gentle friction of the felted wool fibers against your clothing fibers. Not only do they save money by lessening your drying time, you also will not have to purchase store bought, chemical-filled fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

How long will they last?

Your Bouncing Woolies will last at least one year. If you add scents to your woolies, the scents won't last a full year, but you can always send them in for fresh scents to be added back to them.
What's the difference between rubber/plastic/ dryer balls and Bouncing Woolies?

Wool is 100% natural so you don't have to worry about chemicals escaping and latching to your clothing and other laundered materials. Bouncing woolies are more gentle and will not tear up your laundry.

Now back to your regular scheduled programming…LOL

Products available at Bouncing Woolies include…

Bare Naturals Woolies (undyed, can be scented or unscented) $7-10

Color Expressions Woolies (wrapped in colored yarn, can be scented or unscented) $10 - 11

FUNKtastic Woolies (one of a kind color combos, can be scented or unscented) $10 - 11

Rescent Packs (used to rescent your woolies when you think they need it) $4 - 9

Seasonal Woolies (colored holiday type woolies) $11 - 38

Custom Design Woolies (animals, flowers, etc "printed" on your woolies) $13 – 14.50

Car Freshener (lots of little woolies on a string to hang on your rearview mirror) $12 – 18

Scents (over 25 to choose from) and you can even double your scent for $2

Cobra Bracelets $10 - 15

My experience…
I LOVE my woolies! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out my system, I will tell you why…
1. Bouncing Woolies are bigger than other brands that I have tried. The more surface area, the better, because that cuts your drying time.

2. I like that BW offers more than JUST dryer balls. They really have a nice selection of products and options, so that you can get exactly what you are looking for.

3. I love working with Shauna! She has great customer service skills, I’ve never had a problem with her and she’s more than happy to answer questions if you have them.

Like I said, I originally ordered 4 Bouncing Woolies and have used them every day since. They have gotten a little “pilly”, but that is just aesthetic and doesn’t cause a performance problem. They work just as well as they did the first day I used them. If it really bothers you, you can pick them off. I ordered my set of four scented, and if I had to guess when the scent faded, I would say after a month of regular use. I ordered a re-scent pack a while ago, so now I’m back on track with my scented woolies!

Now for the FUNKtastics! I won these and I am so happy that I did, because they are so cute, I mean FUNKy! Just take a look at the picture! I haven’t any pilling issues with these ones.

Previous to owning my Bouncing Woolies, I was the “proud owner” of a couple plastic type dryer balls and I have to say, they are no comparison. Bouncing Woolies work so much better and they are made from a renewable resource, so they are environmentally friendly. A big difference I noticed was a change in the noise level coming from the dryer. My plastic dryer balls sounded like I had rocks knocking around in there, so it’s nice to hear the softer sounds of Bouncing Woolies. The biggest change I noticed was in the amount of drying time required. I went from having to dry clothes in 3 – 4 cycles down to 1 – 2 cycles, depending on what I have in there. What an improvement!  Bouncing Woolies does recommend starting out with 4 woolies and then working your way up.  The more woolies you are using...the more your drying time will be reduced.
Want to know where you can get your own set of woolies?

Take a look at their official retailers page


you can order them direct at

Want to win some Bouncing Woolies?

Shauna has generously offered a pair of Halloween colored FUNKtastics to one lucky reader! This giveaway is open to both U.S. and Canada residents, so read below and see how to enter.

Mandatory Entry (5 parts for 1 entry – must be completed before entering any bonus entries).  If you do not complete this step first, your bonus entries will be deleted.

1. Like Bouncing Woolies on Facebook

2. Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook

3. Look at the Bouncing Woolies website and tell me what your favorite scent is.

4. Your Name (first name and last initial)

5. Your E-mail Address (so I can contact you in case you win)

Bonus Entries (can only be completed after you have done the mandatory entry)

1. Follow Bouncing Woolies on Twitter (include your twitter name) – 1 bonus entry

2. Tweet the Giveaway (once per day – leave the direct link) – 1 bonus entry

3. Follow Tootsie Woots via Google Friend Connect – 3 bonus entries

4. Make a purchase from Bouncing Woolies (from today through the end of the contest) – 10 bonus entries


This giveaway will end on October 13th at Noon CST.  A winner will be chosen via Random.Org
The winner will be contacted and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.
All opinions in this review are my own honest opinions.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.