Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tiny Love "My Nature Pals" review and #GIVEAWAY {US and Canada}

Ah the nesting instinct! Some say it comes and goes throughout the pregnancy, but I'd say I've recently been in the nesting phase just about every day (for some period of time)! After the birth of my 2 yo, we donated most of our baby items to families in need. This included clothes, #clothdiapers, and gear. When I found out I was expecting this little one, I realized that we really didn't have any baby gear for him/her and so I began my search.
When searching for baby items, my personal number one concern is safety. Sure, an item can look adorable and cute, but if it's not safe, I won't buy it.
My search lead me to Tiny Love! I was amazed at all the cute baby gear items they had to offer. From play mats, to mobiles and rockers, Tiny Love has got the gear, and toys!
I was so excited about their products that I reached out to Tiny Love regarding their products and was so happy to have them send their "My Nature Pals" mobile for this review!
This is what I received:

The mobile came in a few pieces, but was VERY easy to assemble!

It only took me (someone who is not too good at assembling things) about 5 minutes to put this mobile together!
This mobile is designed to be used from birth to 5+ months! Usually, when a baby is able to sit or pull him/herself up, all mobiles need to be removed from the crib, to prevent the child from strangulation. With this clever design, at the age your child can sit up, pull up, the arm of the mobile can be removed, transforming the mobile into a crib mounted music box and night light. This mobile plays 30 minutes of continuous music, with 9 different tunes from three different categories (nature, classic and lullaby)! There is a head light on the top of the mobile, the bellies of the characters light up and the two blue lines on the base of the mobile also light up with the push of a button. I love that all the characters on the mobile are smiling!
Here is a close up of each one:

So cute!
Here is what your baby will see when looking up at this mobile:
This is one item that I really am going to be happy to have for my baby. You can purchase this mobile directly from Tiny Love for $49.99! I also found it on Amazon for only $36.72!
Or, you can enter to win one here! Tiny Love has generously offered one LWML reader the chance to win a "My Nature Pals" mobile of their very own!
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!

Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A handful of winners!!

I've gotten behind with company in town, the (very successful) homebirth/Facebook auction (that brought in just under $500 (btw) thanks to all of you! <3 I have some winners to announce!
1. The winner (re-draw) of the iBallz for iPad is Amy H.
2. The winner of the Seventh Generation Cleaning products prize pack is Katie L.
3. The winner of the #THANKFUL4FLUFF Clementine BG 4.0 cloth diaper is Lily M.

All the winners have been e-mailed and have until this Friday (due to Thanksgiving) at 8 am EST to respond to my e-mail to claim your prize!

Congrats to all the winners.
Don't forget about my current giveaways going on right now!
Enter to win a Melissa and Doug Terrific Twenty Toy of choice HERE!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay tuned for upcoming reviews and giveaways! I'll be reviewing a Tiny Love 'My Nature Pals' Mobile and some more Seventh Generation cleaning products!!
Also, I'm so excited for the upcoming Newborn giveaway even that is turning into a really HUGE deal! So far there are 28 confirmed sponsors for my blog alone! This event is getting so huge I will be opening it up as a blog-hop opportunity! So if you are a blogger, be sure to check back here after Christmas in order to sign up to participate! It's going to be HUGE!!!

~Mama of the Littles

Friday, November 9, 2012

Melissa and Doug Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts #GIVEAWAY {US only}

I LOVE CHRISTmas! The beautiful smell of the CHRISTmas tree that seems to fill the house. The baking of CHRISTmas cookies, the excitement in the air, the precious memories made with my family, the shopping for gifts! I love all that CHRISTmas is about.... well, almost all of it!!
I don't like the crowds of people all out to find the best deal. I don't like the long lines at the mall as people hustle and bustle past to try and find the 'perfect gift.' In fact around here we celebrate a very simple CHRISTmas! We don't go in debt to buy the most expensive gifts, and we don't shower our children with loads of toys, that will more than likely be played with for a day or two then tossed to the side out of boredom.
We cut down our very own tree and then decorate it. We hang stockings and teach the boys the true meaning of Christmas. We set up our nativity scene and read verses from the Bible about Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus!
We do give each other gifts, but tend to keep it to 3 gifts each! After the model set by the 3 wise men as they visited baby Jesus and brought gifts to the new born King!

These days though shopping is made easy. I much prefer shopping online to find the best deals!
Things will be very different for us this year. My husband will be deployed, marking the first CHRISTmas he has been away since we've had children! I am determined to make the most of it this year! I am determined to make cookies with the boys and to decorate the tree (a real one) with them. We will read the verses from the Bible that explain the true meaning of the season, and yes, there will be gifts!
Thanks to Melissa and Doug, my shopping will be easy this year. They have come out with a list of 20 gifts that are HOT for this year!
The Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts for 2012:
I know my boys would be glad to have any one of those toys listed above! Do you know someone in your family that would love to open one of those gifts on CHRISTmas morning??
Melissa and Doug has generously offered one LWML reader the chance to win any one of their Terrific Twenty Holiday gifts!
Don't forget about the online auction being held now on my FB page to raise funds for my home birth!! Items up for bid include #clothdiapers like Applecheeks, AMP, Bumgenius, Fuzzi Bunz, Sloomb, Kawaii, Melissa and Doug, a brand new digital camera, and more!! 
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated by the above named company for writing this post.
This giveaway is open to US residents only!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. *you may have to click on 'read more' for the form to load completely!
~Mama of the Littles~

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

If you are looking for high quality toys for Christmas this year, look no further than Melissa and Doug!
Melissa and Doug has done it again this year! They have come out with the Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts! This is a compiled list of fabulous Melissa and Doug toys that are a 'must have' for this Holiday season!
Now I know you see at least one thing on there that your little one would LOVE to have this Christmas!

But wait, that's not all! Starting today (November 6th) you can head over to the Melissa and Doug Facebook page and enter to win! To celebrate, Melissa and Doug is giving away at least one of the gifts from the Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts collection for the next 20 days!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to Melissa and Doug's Facebook page and enter for your chance to win!

Good Luck!

~Mama of the Littles~

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Earn 5 Extra entries into my Bumgenius 4.0 Giveaway #THANKFUL4FLUFF Today only!! (Monday, 5 November)

Today only, (Monday 5 November) you can earn 5 extra entries into the Bumgenius 4.0 one size cloth diaper in Clementine!

The entries will only be available for you to claim today, Monday November 5th on the Rafflecopter form.

Don't forget too that the online auction starts today! You can find a list of what's up for grabs here!
If you are bidding on an item (or two) in the auction, please read the rules which will be located under the 'open' sign on Monday 5 November and comment with 'agree' to let me know you have read and understand the rules!

~Mama of the Littles~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Giveaways and Home birth fundraiser auction AND gain 5 extra entries into the #THANKFUL4FLUFF Bumgenius giveaway #CLOTHDIAPERS!!

On Monday (5 November) the Facebook auction will begin. What is the Facebook auction you ask??
Well, I am planning a home birth (due April, 2013)! We are going to have to pay $3000 out of pocket for this, and this is something that I really want to do! You can read more about the circumstances surrounding the home birth here!

The Facebook auction will begin on Monday, and will run until Tuesday 13 November at 10 pm EST. To enter, you MUST read the rules under the 'open' sign picture (that will be posted on Sunday night) and comment with 'agree' under that pic! This lets me know that you have read and are agreeing to the auction rules (which will be listed under that same sign)!

Each item specifies if it's open to US and Canada or US only. There may be shipping fees associated with the item up for bid. This is the case in items that I am personally auctioning off for the fundraiser. If the item is sponsored, you will be required to 'like' the sponsor on Facebook prior to bidding on their item (again, if this is the case, instructions will be listed under that specific item, to include the link to the FB page to be liked)!

If you feel so compelled in your heart to give financially to help me meet my goal of having a home birth. Please send your monetary donation via paypal (as a gift) to familytreasures911@hotmail.com (this is mostly set up for family members and friends that don't cloth diaper, but want to provide their support)! Please put 'home birth' in the comments section when sending payment via paypal!
All monies earned from this Facebook auction will go to pay the midwife the $3000 for her services provided to me before, during and postpartum!

If you have not take the time yet to enter my current giveaway for a Bumgenius 4.0 one size cloth diaper in Clementine, feel free to do so here (open to US only)!

If you are entered into that giveaway, be sure to come back to the blog to earn 5 extra entries into the BG giveaway! Those 5 entries can only be claimed on Monday, November 5th from 12:01 am to midnight (EST) so be sure to get your entries in and claimed on the Rafflecopter form!

There is also a giveaway going on right now for a bunch of awesome, eco-friendly Seventh Generation cleaning products {US only}!

Oh, and don't forget about the upcoming Newborn event which will take place in the new year. I've got over 25 confirmed sponsors for this blog alone. I'm going to be opening this up to a blog-hop. So if you are a blogger and are interested in participating, feel free to shoot me an e-mail (angela_heffner at yahoo dot com)! It's going to be huge, and fun!!!

I hope you all are having a great weekend!
Looking forward to the auction!

~Mama of the Littles~