Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bumbledoo Giveaways and Auction!

Bumbledoo is having a giveaway of fluffy stuff and a huge in stock auction folder TONIGHT AT 6:00 PM EST! Items include...Trainers, Mama Pads, Cloth wipes, Wet Bags… a bunch of stuff!

Come join in the fun. All items in the auction folder will start at 99 cents! Hope to see you there!

Here is the link to Bumbledoo's Facebook page.  :)

ATG Giveaway - I entered to win!

Hi everyone!  Just this morning I entered to win a $100 store credit to ATG Stores!  With the money, I would love to buy my daughter a new bed for her room.  At 22 months, I am finally starting to feel like she is ready for a toddler bed.  Here is the one that I am most interested in.  I love under the bed storage.  It is so nice for small spaces!
The giveaway is still open, so go ahead and enter.  Here's the information to get you started!

I entered to win $100 from Dear Crissy & ATG Stores!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Knoodle Knits Review & Giveaway - Ends 11/30/10

WINNER WINNER has spoken, and...
April Nantz is the winner of the Knoodle Knits giveaway!

I recently did a review and giveaway for winter gear, who went out and bought their hats, gloves, and scarves since then?  If you didn’t, you should really get after it. Old man winter has definately settled in here!  BRRRRR.....!

I was sent a wool knit “Matty Hat” from Knoodle Knits for review! Christine (owner) has been so kind and very helpful throughout our conversations and ordering process...she’s a pleasure to work with!
Here is a picture of the hat that we received.  Hard to tell in the pictures, but the hat is actually plum colored and medium pink.

The hat is very well made, the stitches are even and flawless. The Matty Hat has cute gathers in the corners that are tied off with coordinating yarn, they add a fun little detail to the hat!

The brim is quite wide and can be worn either up or down. Right now the hat is plenty big for my daughter, so she wears it up. I’m guessing she’ll still be able to wear the hat next winter and then we can pull the brim down.  I was going to include a photo of my little one wearing the hat, but Blogger is not agreeing with me tonight.

If you live “up north”, your little one(s) will love having a wool hat, they are so nice and toasty, all while remaining soft enough for delicate skin.

Be sure to check out all of Knoodle Knits products by going to her pages.  She has numerous wool products for sale, including longies and they are just adorable!
HyenaCart Storefront
The Crunchy Congo on HyenaCart
Etsy Storefront

Here's a sampling...

Want a Knoodle Knits creation of your own?!
Well, you can place your order online at Knoodle Knits Etsy page or Knoodle Knits Hyena Cart.  Hurry though, tis the season!

Want to try to win a Knoodle Knits creation?
Christine has generously offered choice of a Matty Hat, Reese Hat or Laney Hat to the LUCKY winner and filling out the entry form is super easy!  The giveaway is open to both U.S. and Canada.

This giveaway will close at Noon CST on 11/30/10.  Winner will be chosen via and notified via e-mail.  Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Disclaimer:  Whether or not free product may have been received in order to conduct a review, I always give my honest opinion of all products.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Britax Stroller Giveaway!

I just entered to win a Britax B-Ready Stroller in a giveaway!  Sure hope I win, but wanted to share the opportunity with all of you.  :)

All you have to do is click on the link on the sidebar of the blog that says "November 8 - 30...Christmas Giveaway" and it will direct you to the site.  Best of luck!

Monday, November 8, 2010

For the Monster - Feminine Cloth Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

Congratulations Nicole Sommer!  You won! chose comment #8 and I can't get it to load right now  :(

First off, how many of you out there know what Feminine Cloth or Mama Cloth is? I didn’t until a few months ago, so for those of you in the dark, I will shed some light on the subject. Feminine cloth is reusable, washable, and a great eco-friendly alternative to dealing with monthly visits from “Aunt Flo”.

I have been a dedicated user of tampons for years and years, practically right from the beginning, so trying out Feminine Cloth was a big adjustment for me. I think it is one that I could get use to for the following reasons.

1. It is popular belief that the chemicals found in disposable suppositories actually make your period heavier and last longer since it throws your body all out of whack.  Say goodbye to TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) warnings on the products you use!

2. Better for the environment. Just like disposable diapers, suppositories add to landfill waste and can be prevented.

3. Easy to use. All you do is unfold, connect the wings via a snap and you are done!

4. Cute! Feminine cloth is becoming as popular as cloth diapers these days. You can find all sorts of styles and fabrics! The package I was sent from For the Monster have shiny floral patterns.

5. Just like disposables, they come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve seen regular, lights, liners, heavy, postpartum and even thongs!

6. Clean up is a piece of cake. Just like with cloth diapers, you don’t want to use a detergent that is going to leave a film on them, otherwise they will start to repel moisture. Make sure you use a diaper safe detergent and you’re golden.

Okay, are you curious to see what Feminine Cloth looks like? Here’s some pictures taken of them expanded and folded up. That’s right…they snap to themselves and look like a little envelope when not in use, which is very convenient for storage and travel. Plus after use, it keeps everything inside where it should be.

If you are concerned about what to do about getting your FC back and forth from the bathroom or what to do when you are traveling, they make mini wetbags that are lined with a waterproof material so that you don’t have leaks and no one will be the wiser. Some wetbags even have a dry compartment for unused product. To everyone else, they will just think it’s your purse/clutch!

I have to admit, I thought I would have a major problem with cleaning the FC. I mean, how do you get bright red out of white cloth? Well, I’m not sure what happened in the washing machine, but it was taken care of. They came out just as white as if they were new!

All in all, it’s definitely an adjustment, but I think it is one that is well worth it!

Want to buy some Feminine Cloth for yourself?
Go to For the Monster and place your order today!

Want to win a package of Feminine Cloth from For the Monster?
You heard me right! For the Monster has generously donated one package (a set of three) of Feminine Cloth to be given away to one lucky reader! Yay! Open to both US and Canada.
All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. That’s it! Super easy!


This giveaway will end on November 18th at Noon CST.

Although free product was received as part of this review, it in no way affects the opinions within the review. Information contained in this review is truthful and based upon my own experiences, yours may be different.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bergin Inc Hats Review & Giveaway - CLOSED


I am so excited about this review and giveaway that I can hardly stand it! A family friend, Carmen Kukla Larson, started a company named Bergin Inc. and here is some info on how Bergin Inc. got its start (taken directly from their website)…

Initially, she simply set out to design little beanies for her beautiful baby girl, Bergin Grace. Bergin Grace and the little beanies were such a big hit, moms started requesting them for their own little ones. It was not long before she established a following and her creations took on the name, Bergin's Beanies. Over the last few years, Bergin's Beanies has continued to grow in popularity and demand, so muchs so, Bergin's Beanies has evolved into a formal business, bergin, inc.
Carmen puts much love and care into her custom designs. Her fabric selection criteria results in very soft, comfortable creations with such unique color combinations! I can assure you that your little ones will just love their hats or beanies by bergin, inc!

When my husband and I had our daughter, Danica, Carmen sent her a winter hat (Grace Hat) as a baby gift, which was very appropriate (she was born in January)! The hat was super soft and the most adorable hat I had ever seen. The “tassel” is made out of coordinating ribbon. Here is a picture of my daughter wearing it…

After starting Tootsie Woots, I asked Carmen if she would be interested in sponsoring a review and giveaway and of course, she said YES!

She sent out an entirely new hat (Zelly Hat) to match Danica’s new winter coat and pants. Just like the first hat, this one is SOOOO soft as well. It has earflaps and ties to keep those tender ears nice and toasty and a top tassel made out of the same yarn. She is so stinkin’ cute in it and loves to wear it since it’s so “pretty” and “soft” (in her own words).

I was so excited about these earflap hats that I even ordered one for myself! Couldn’t resist! So, if you want adult sizes, she can do that as well.  The wonderul thing about hats is that they are for everyone...boys, girls, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and more!
I can’t imagine anyone purchasing a hat from Bergin Inc. and not being happy with it. There is so much time and effort spent in making sure that the end product is as close to perfect as possible! The extra touches shows that she really cares about her customer’s satisfaction.

Here are some other examples of what you can find at Bergin Inc.

The children’s hats come in three sizes that range from Newborn – 4 years of age. Hats can be made for older children and adults by special request. Materials used in creating the hats include…Bamboo, 100% organic cotton, silky acrylics, and limited amounts of only the finest wools.

Want One?

At this point, I’m positive that you want one of these for everyone in your family, including yourself! So, if you can’t wait, head on over to Bergin Inc and make your purchase today!

Want to Win One?

Of course you do!  Who wouldn't?  Carmen has generously offered up one of her handmade baby/children's hats for giveaway to one very lucky winner. Here’s how to enter…

MANDATORY ENTRY – one entry for steps 1 – 5 (let me know that you’ve done each step in one comment)

1. Like Bergin Inc on Facebook and tell her that Tootsie Woots sent you

2. Like Tootsie Woots on Facebook

3. Tell me what hat you would get if you win

4. Your name

5. Your e-mail address

BONUS ENTRIES – can only be completed after the mandatory entry. Be sure to leave your name and e-mail address in all bonus entries.

1. Make a purchase from Bergin Inc from the start of this giveaway to the end time (worth 15 bonus entries)

2. Follow Tootsie Woots blog via Google Friend Connect, current followers count as well (2 bonus entries)

3. Tweet this giveaway – include #giveaway in your tweet and leave the direct link in your comments (2 bonus entries, once per day)

4. Post about this giveaway on your Facebook status – be sure that you link to Tootsie Woots and Bergin Inc in your post by putting the @ sign before the name. Leave the direct link to your post in your comments (2 bonus entries, once per day)

5. Sign up for e-mail updates from Tootsie Woots (2 bonus entries)

6. Blog about this giveaway – be sure to leave the link to your blog post in your comments, so that I can find it (3 bonus entries, one time only)

7. “Grab” the Tootsie Woots blog button and post it on your blog – leave the link to your blog so that I can find it (5 bonus entries)

This giveaway will end once the post has received 100 valid entries for the giveaway.
The winner will be notified by e-mail as well as posted on the blog.
All opinions in this review are my own honest opinions.  No favoritism is given to those who provide free product for me to review.  Thank you.