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Saturday, February 27, 2010

HappyBaby Food Review and Giveaway



A few weeks ago, I bought Emma rice cereal from the grocery store but she hated it. I don't blame her, they don't look appetizing and they smell horrible. It did not mix well at all. She will not even swallow it! To think about it, I feel bad even giving it to her. I had the same problem with Olivia when she was a baby. I tried almost every rice cereals out there. She hated all of them. She basically went straight to stage one baby food. I was worried Emma will be the same.

While searching for organic rice cereals for babies, I came across Happy Baby. I was so thrilled when they agreed for me to try their products.

They offer a complete organic line for optimal nutrition at various ages and stages.
  • Fresh frozen baby food line: HAPPYBABY
  • HAPPYBELLIES cereals
  • Whole grain PUFFS finger food
  • HAPPYMELTS yogurt snacks
  • Handheld toddler meals: HAPPYBITES

Their Mission
HAPPYBABY is committed to making baby food as healthy and delicious as homemade with the essential nutrients needed for optimal growth and development.
our products . . . Fresh frozen organic baby meals in 15 flavors with a great variety of meats, veggies, grains and fruits for baby’s budding palette. Probiotic dry cereals with DHA for baby’s immunity. Toddler meals with hidden veggies and balanced nutrition. Organic puffed grain snacks for babies and toddlers with half the sugar and nothing artificial. Organic freeze-dried yogurt snacks with pre and probiotics for baby's optimal digestive health.
allergen friendly . . . Our products are clearly labeled and designed to offer parents the variety and choices they deserve. all organic, 100% natural ingredients . . . no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetic modification, no preservatives.
giving back . . . for every package you buy, you and HAPPYBABY partner with Project Peanut Butter to feed malnourished children in Malawi.



HAPPYBELLIES cereals are by far the best baby cereals I've had. The quality is great. Not only it smells so good but it also taste great! It mixes very well, smooth and creamy with no lumps. I usually do not taste baby food but with the smell I could not resist. The first time Emma tried them, she finished the whole thing! I will definitely continue giving her the HAPPYBELLIES cereals. I can't wait for her to try the other products as well.

I also had a chance to review the Whole grain PUFFS and the HAPPYMELTS yogurt snacks. I wanted Olivia to try them. Unfortunately, her taste has been corrupted already. She's used to snacks with a lot of sugars! So she did not care for them. I personally like them, they are lightly flavored. I also like that they melt in your mouth. I cannot wait for Emma to try them. I know she will love them.


GIVEAWAY

ONE Winner will receive the following
2 free trials for each of their product lines
1 FAQ on Probiotics & DHA
1 infant and toddler Nutrition Guide, co-authored by Dr. Sears
1 HAPPYFAMILY Recipes

Mandatory Entry: Must be done before you can do the extra entries.

Visit HappyBabyFood and tell me which of their products would you like to try the most for your little one.

Extra Entries
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Giveaway ends on Marc 15, 2010. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen via random.org. The winner will receive an email notifying them that they won and announced on the giveaway post. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours , another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.


Disclaimer: I received product sample mentioned above for free. NO other payment was given.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.

Crazy Dog T-shirts Review and Giveaway



Looking for funny, crazy, unique t-shirts for gifts or for yourself? Crazy Dog T-shirts offers so many different designs. They carry men, women and kids t-shirts...even dog gear! They offer the best funny t-shirts, unique novelty t-shirts and stylish cool t-shirt designs. They also carry offensive t-shirt (if you like those stuff) What I like is that you can shop by Category or Gender. Which means you don't have to browse the offensive shirts if you don't want to. Some of their categories are Best sellers, Movie t-shirts, Vintage t-shirts, Cheap t-shirts and many more. They make it easy for you to shop and to find the right shirt you are looking for. And if you don't find anything you like, which I highly doubt it, you can also customize your t-shirt!

Crazy Dog T-shirts is also have another company called NachoMamaTees. It is much like Crazy Dog T-shirts. They have funny, cool shirts! They also have offensive t-shirts but just like Crazy Dog T-shirts, it has its own category.

I was sent two t-shirts to review, one from each store.

From NachoMamaTees I picked this one because my husband is always on facebook!




I find the t-shirts very well made and good quality. My husband usually wears a medium. Their medium fits him perfectly. If you're looking for fun and unique gifts, I highly recommend Crazy Dog T-shirts and NachoMamaTees.

GIVEAWAY

I am so excited because Crazy Dog T-shirts is giving one of my reader a t-shirt of their choice!

Mandatory Entry: Must be done before you can do the extra entries.

Visit Crazy Dog T-shirts and tell me which one would you pick if you win?

Extra Entries
Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect
Tweet this giveaway- may tweet daily
Subscribe via Email +2 entries
Subscribe via RSS Feed
Grab my Button
Add me to your
blogroll +2 entries
Blog about this giveaway + 3 entries

Giveaway ends on Marc 15, 2010. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen via random.org. The winner will receive an email notifying them that they won and announced on the giveaway post. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours , another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.


Disclaimer: I received product sample mentioned above for free. NO other payment was given.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.

$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!


I am so excited that I now have more than 300 followers! Thank you all for following me. As a thank you, I decided to giveaway the $25 Target Gift Card I received from My Blog Spark and Wanchai. The Wanchai Ferry Prize Pack giveaway is still up and it ends 3/1. Right now it has more than 400 entries!! I figured since you all want to win this giveaway, I'm giving you another chance of winning the gift card (gift card only).

This giveaway will run a little long. I will end it on March 28, on my birthday :) All you have to do to enter is to follow my blog. I know not everyone has a blog so if you don't have one, make a comment on any NON giveaway post and tell me which one you commented on. OPEN WORLD WIDE! (For as long as you have Target near you!)

Extra Entries
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blogroll +2 entries
Blog about this giveaway + 3 entries


Winners!

Two giveaways ended last night. Congratulation Winners and thank you all for entering!

Prima Princessa Swan Lake Present DVD

comment #7 Heather
Email subscriber!
#1


The 2 winners for the bareMinerals Tutorials Smoky Eye Kit Giveaway are:

Comment #92 Birdson said...
Im an email subscriber of yours #1

birdson@roadrunner.com


Comment # 138 carmen said...

I am following via google friend connect

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com


Winners have been notified. You all have 48hours to respond to my email.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Reminder: Giveaways ending tonight!



I just wanted to remind all of you that 2 giveaways are ending tonight!

New Proactiv Review

Proactiv has launched a New Proactiv. It is the same effective formula now enhanced with exclusive new micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide acne medicine designed to get acne fighting medicine into the pores fast, penetrating even clogged pores quickly.


About Proactiv

Proactiv® Solution, the world's best selling acne system, is a leader in acne prevention and treatment formulated to offer consumers the opportunity for a lifetime of smooth, clear, healthy-looking skin. Now with new micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, Proactiv utilizes Combination Therapy® to directly target the root causes of acne – bacteria, oil production, and dead skin cell build up – and heal and soothe acne prone skin. Proactiv clears existing blemishes, soothes inflammation and redness, and helps to prevent new breakouts from occurring. Proactiv Solution has a complete line of products, beyond the 3-Step System, including moisturizers, sunscreens, spot treatments and body washes formulated specifically for acne prone skin.


When my sister found out I was reviewing the New Proactiv, she wanted to try it. I decided to let her review it since she has has been using Proactiv for years. Who better can tell the difference with the new Proactiv and the old one, but her.


My Sister's Review

I love the new gentler Proactive formula. I’ve used it for 10 days and so far my skin is free of any breakouts. I normally get one but since I’ve used it, I have not gotten one at all. Also, I love how my skin feels. It's soft, with just the right amount of moisture. One last thing, with this product my T zone doesn’t get too oily during the course of the day which is a big plus. I would definitely recommend this new and improved Proactive to my friends and family.



Disclaimer: I received product sample mentioned above for free. NO other payment was given.
This is my sister's honest opinion, yours may be different.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ERGObaby Carrier Giveaway at TicTacDough!

This is my 13th entering an Ergobaby Carrier giveaway! But who's counting? I'm excited that TicTacDough is giving away one as part of her Labor of Love Baby Shower event...but I am disappointed because I still have not won one yet :( S0 here I am again trying to win one. Maybe 13 is my lucky number! So if you're like me trying to win one, you can go here to enter. It ends on March 7.

Shushybye Review and Giveaweay



I recently reviewed
Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book, and Close Your Eyes CD, by The Shushybye Dream Band.

About Shushybye

SHUSHYBYE is a preschool entertainment and lifestyle brand designed to inspire children to look forward to sleep time and help parents prepare their children for sleep in a fun and loving way that encourages imagination. Importantly, SHUSHYBYE helps create healthful sleep habits for toddlers and preschoolers.

Book Description

SHUSHYBYE is the land way above the clouds where the Shushies (led by SNOOZLES, DOZIE AND ZEEZ) make dreams for children, then place them in SHUSHYBYE Dream Boxes, which are sent to sleeping children via the SHUSHYBYE Train driven by CONDUCTOR MCCLOUD. In order to get their SHUSHYBYEdreams each night, children have to go to sleep on time for the arrival of the SHUSHYBYE Train.


I never heard of Shushybye until I reviewed the book. I really like this book. I love the idea of encouraging kids to look forward to sleep. The book is fun to read. It is colorful and my daughter loves the characters from the book. Her favorite part is that the front and back of the book is glow in the dark! That alone will get kids to look forward reading it at bedtime!

Since Olivia is only 2, she's not quite ready for this book yet., but don't get me wrong she still loves this book. She's just used to reading picture books that has only 1 or 2 sentences in each page. Instead of reading it to her exactly from the book, I summarize each page for her. She gets very distracted easy and loves to flip the pages! She still able to understand the concept of it. She thinks I'm reading it word by word. The book also comes with a CD which reads for you and you just follow along and listen.

This would be perfect for Olivia when she's a little older. I will definitely continue to read this for her during bed time. Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book is our new addition to our bedtime routine!

I also got a chance to review the Close Your Eyes CD, by The Shushybye Dream Band. My daughter and I loves this CD! At first I thought it would be all lullabies to help kids sleep, but I was wrong. You can actually dance with the music. It is fun and entertaining. You can play it not just at bedtime but through out the day. Our favorite song is Feels Like Magic.

Visit Shushybye website for other products they carry. They also carry DVDs, sleepwear and toys! So check them out!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will win both Shushybye Sleepover Surprise book and Close Your Eyes CD!

Mandatory Entry: Must be done before you can do the extra entries.

Visit Shushybye website and tell me what other products they carry that you would love to have.

Extra Entries
Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect
Tweet this giveaway- may tweet daily
Subscribe via Email +2 entries
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Add me to your
blogroll +2 entries
Blog about this giveaway + 3 entries

Giveaway ends on Marc 12, 2010. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen via random.org. The winner will receive an email notifying them that they won and announced on the giveaway post. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours , another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.


Disclaimer: I received product sample mentioned above for free. NO other payment was given.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Safe Sippy 2 Review




I recently received the SafeSippy 2 to review. It is the first world's and only 2-in-1 sippy to straw bottle.

What I love about the SafeSippy 2
  • It is BPA Free
  • Stainless steel
  • You can switch from sippy to straw in one easy step
  • I love the design with removable handle - it is easy for Olivia to carry around.
  • It has easy-to-grip sleeve.
  • It has a dust cap to keep the spout clean
  • It comes with a travel plug - No more leak inside my diaper bag
  • Very easy to clean



Olivia really loves the SafeSippy 2. She prefers using it as a straw bottle but does not mind using it as a sippy cup. I think what she loves the most is that it is pink. This by far the best sippy cup Olivia ever used. It does not leak when turned upside down but it does leak a little bit when shaken. However, I've had sippy cup that are worse. My only complain is that putting back the sleeve after cleaning is very hard to do. But I guess it is designed that way so it fits perfect.

I would definitely recommend this bottle. As a matter of fact, I would buy another one for Emma when she starts using a sippy cup. I think it is a great buy for $14.95 since it can be use as sippy cup and as they get older they can use it as a straw bottle.

Check out Kid Basix to see what other products they carry.

Ouchies Review



Every time my daughter falls or has a cut all it needs is a kiss and a band-aid. I'm amaze how those two things can make everything better. That is why I always make sure I have a supply of band-aids. My daughter is only 2, finding cute bandages that she loves such as Dora, Sponge Bob is easy. But what if you have kids that has outgrown those kiddish characters?

Well, you are in luck because Ouchies carry cool, fun, and stylish adhesive bandages. I was sent 4Girlz and Make Your own to review. These bandages are by far the coolest looking bandages I ever seen. They are colorful and unique. I would not mind wearing them! Olivia loves them too. My favorite is the Make Your Own design. It even comes with 3 small permanent marker. When Olivia saw the markers she wanted to play with it but since I really don't want her writing on the wall I had to hide it from her.

When it came, I happened to have a paper cut so I put one on my finger. These bandages is very well made. I washed Emma's bottle with it on and it did not came off. Other band-aids I've used just do not last long, when they get wet they don't stick anymore, but with Ouchies no need to keep putting a new one since they stick well and does not come off easily.

For $5 with 20 bandages, I think they are affordable. It even comes with a cute tin! To learn more about Ouchies, you can fan them on facebook!



Disclaimer: I received product sample mentioned above for free. NO other payment was given.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.