Sunday, December 30, 2012

CONTEST and GIVEAWAY!! Newborn diapers! (Ends 4 Jan, 2013)

Christmas has come and gone, but I've been hard at work putting together the upcoming newborn blog-hop giveaway event that will take place April/May of 2013!
As many of you know, it will be our first home birth and for it, we will have to pay $3000.00 out of pocket. You may also know that after my 2 (almost 3) yo (oh man in 6 days he will be 3) potty trained I gave away most of my #clothdiapers to family and friends that were needing them.
So, I am left with basically no stash, certainly not enough to cloth diaper a newborn full time. That is one reason I'm putting together the event. So I can start to build a stash and so YOU can have a chance to win some awesome prizes from some AMAZING sponsors!

It's been quiet around here!
There is a contest going on right now over at Kissed By the Moon on their Facebook page. Tami is an awesome business owner and has decided to pay it forward by offering 20 newborn used clothdiapers to one person! There is a hitch, the person has to need them, and the person being nominated to receive the diapers has to either be pregnant OR have a baby under 2 months of age! Also, when the winner is finished with the diapers, that winner will have to pay it forward and GIVE THE DIAPERS AWAY to another person that can really use them!

So when I saw this contest I e-mailed Tami about it and asked her if I were to write up a blog post and ask each of you to comment with my name (Angela Ross Heffner) to nominate me to win, and IF I won the diapers, after I was done using them, give them away to some of you that could really use them, she said sure thing!!

Soooooooooooooooo if you are wanting to help me build my newborn stash, here is what I need you to do:
1. Go to Kissed by the Moon on FB
2. Find this picture (it has over 900 something comments under it already):
3. Then comment under that picture with "Angela Ross Heffner"

Then be sure to come back here and leave a comment under this post so that I will know who did it when I go to give these away again after the baby outgrows them (which will be sometime next summer)!

This would really be a blessing to me to win some newborn diapers!
I hope you all take the time to nominate me.
IF I win the diapers, I will be randomly selecting one person who nominates me, and comments on THIS post to win a $20 GC to Kissed by the Moon.

Contest ends 4 Jan (sometime, I am not sure what time) and you can only nominate the same person once. So, if you nominate me, and you know someone else who could benefit from 20 used newborn diapers (that is currently pregnant or has a baby 2 months or younger) then you can also nominate me.
If you could use these, please nominate me, then message me, and I'll be sure to nominate you in return.

Be sure to come back to this post and comment that you nominated me to include your FB username to be eligible to win the $20 GC to Kissed by the Moon!

Thanks in advance all!
~Mama of the Littles~

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A hand ful of CHRISTmas-time winners

Here are a few winners for you.
Due to the Holiday season, winners will have until Thursday 27 December at midnight (EST) to contact me to claim their prizes. I know that Christmastime is a great time to unplug and spend time with family and friends!

The winner of the Tiny Love mobile is Dawn S. Congrats!

The winner of the 7th Generation Cold Care kit is Kimberly Congrats!

Both winners have been e-mailed!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Where I have been!!

It's a week before CHRISTmas and I've been trying to get things in perspective here. I've been trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but for some reason, it's just not happening this year.
Last Friday the nation was shaken by the horrible events at Sandy Hook elementary school where so many innocent people were gunned down and lost their lives. The events of that day still linger in my mind. Each time I look at my boys (or any other child) I find myself feeling not even a fraction of the pain the parents and loved ones of those left behind feel to this day.
My heart aches for those that lost their children, wives, sisters, brothers, aunts, that day. I cannot explain it.
I've not been doing any blogging since then and honestly have not had the desire. I thought though that I would type up this quick post before I go pick up my boys from school so you all will know that I am still here.

Though I cannot make sense of what happened last Friday, I can say that I believe that we as a nation need to rise up and live life unafraid! We need to keep moving forward, pressing on towards the goal!
We cannot give up, let up or be silent. We must love as if we have never been broken and we must forgive! We must lift up the ones that have been devastated by this tragic event and pray for the peace and healing that only Jesus Himself can give!

I believe that God is at work here. I believe that He specializes in picking up the brokenness and uses those broken pieces to create something far greater than what once existed there before!

I hope you will join me in remembering those that were effected by Friday's events! Remember them, honor the slain and join with me to pray. I pray for peace, absolute peace this Christmas season. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, let us also remember that with life (Jesus' birth) comes death (calvary), and with death comes life...

God bless you all and Merry Christmas!

~Mama of the Littles~

Friday, December 7, 2012

How you can make a difference in the lives of others... donate your used, non-functioning #CLOTHDIAPERS to a family in need!!

How many of you have cloth diapers that you no longer use, need or want? Stained, broken, pilly, it does not matter! YOU can donate those diapers to All Things Diapers who in turn will (repair them if needed) and give them to families in need!
All Things Diapers is located in Blaine, MN, and has been donating cloth diapers for about a year now and has given diapers to over 100 families! If you have diapers that you no longer need, or want (in working order or not), simply send them to:
All Things Diapers
12064 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN

I think this is a great way to pay it forward, especially this time of year!
Let's put cloth in the hands of those in need!

Merry CHRISTmas!!!
~Mama of the Littles~

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Seventh Generation Cold Care Kit review and #GIVEAWAY {US only}

I LOVE Seventh Generation products. I was beyond thrilled when given the chance to review their Cold Care Kit! We hardly ever get sick. In fact, my oldest son never got sick until after he turned one. This year, he is in pre-school and being around all those other littles, he caught a cold!
It lasted for only about a day. You know, the typical runny nose and sneezing. A day or so after he felt better my youngest and myself had it!
I was so thankful to have this kit on hand:

I received two containers of their hand wash (lavender and citrus), a box of facial tissues, a container of their disinfecting wipes, and a container of their disinfecting multi-surface cleaner!
The hand wash is awesome. Washing your hands (and ensuring your kids do a proper job too) is the number one way to stop the spread of germs! The scents of the hand wash are lovely. I keep the citrus in my kitchen and the lavender in the master bath. The Hand Care Dish Liquid is a USDA Certified Biobased Product with fragrances from essential oils and botanical extracts. The formula is non-toxic, biodegradable and contains Advanced HerbaVera™ Moisturizing Technology, so it’s gentle on both your hands and the earth. Available online in 18 oz. bottles for $3.49 each. The disinfecting wipes and multi-surface cleaners also rock! What makes these two products so awesome? The kill 99.99% of household germs botanically! Including Influenza A viruses (including H1N1), Rhinovirus (type 37, the Common Cold virus), Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on hard, nonporous surfaces.
You can bet (once I started feeling better) I cleaned the whole house with these cleaners and that cold has not been seen or felt since! :)
To top it all off, you can even use your empty tissue box to make this adorable germ monster with your kids as seen in this YouTube video!

You can purchase all these great products directly from the Seventh Generation products page!
Or you can enter to win a Cold Care Kit (pictured above) of your very own right here!

Seventh Generation has graciously offered one of you the chance to win a Cold Care Kit!
This giveaway is open to US residents only! 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!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Giveaway is Back!

Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your little one(s)? Look no further!!

Melissa and Doug has gorgeous toys that are sure to please every child on your list! They are excellently made and very affordable.
One of my most favorite brands, Melissa and Doug is at it again! They recently celebrated 20 days of giveaways on their Facebook page and are doing it again!!
You only need to enter once to be eligible to win one of Terrific Twenty Holiday toys being offered every day! Go here to enter!

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

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Melissa and Doug Terrific Twenty Toy winner!!

Congrats to Dawn S. You are the winner of the Terrific Twenty Toy giveaway from Melissa and Doug.
You have been e-mailed and have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize.
Don't forget to enter to win a "My Nature Pals" mobile from Tiny Love here!

Good Luck all!

~Mama of the Littles