May 30, 2009

Winner-Pearl Pardise Giveaway

The winner on was suburban prep. The winner was emailed.

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suburban prep said...
The freshwater pearl and diamond ring is beautiful and delicate and classic.
May 13, 2009 10:49 AM

May 23, 2009

MomDot 31 Bloggers in 31 Days Blog Party

There is a great blog party going on called MomDot 31 bloggers in 31 days Blog Party. Join us to celebrate Trisha’s 31st birthday. There are 31 participating bloggers having giveaways. Click here to join the fun.
Some of the great giveaways that are part of this:
You can win a $25 gift certificate to Inspire Your Walls from 3 Kids and Us.
You can win Bloomin' Earrings from Michabella Creations on Blessings Abound.
You can win a swimsuit from Hapari on Sweet n Sassy Girls.

Sale at LittleMissMatched

LittleMissMatched is having a great sale in the outlet of up to 80% off! We loved their products so much, I became an afilliate. You can get free shipping with a purchase of $75 or more. With prices this low they won't last long. Click here to go to LittleMissMatched.

May 22, 2009

Chic&Cozy Blanket Bag

One of the popular products in the Chic Tots line is the Chic&Cozy Blanket Bag. Parents Magazine featured the Chic&Cozy in their June issue. The bag holds the child's toys and can be opened into a blanket. The Chic&Cozy Blanket Bag will be available at select Target stores around the country May 24th. Although I don't have one yet, it looks like a great product.

There is a site warming party tonight (5/22) at 9 PM EST. They are giving away some sice prizes. To check it out and enter, please click here.

May 17, 2009

May 14, 2009

Baby Freebies

Everyone knows that having a child is expensive. But they are so worth it! By the time you find out you’re pregnant (pregnancy test $15) to the time junior blows out the candles on his first birthday cake (cake $20), parents can expect to spend upwards of $18,000. And that’s on baby's first year alone. By the time junior reaches 18, the average middle-income family will spend $160,140, according to recent government calculations. That doesn't even touch college tuition. Ouch!
Children are priceless, but raising them is probably the most expensive thing a parent will ever do. But there's good news. One of the few times companies are eager to hand out free things is when someone is having a baby!
When author, Sue Hannah found out that she was expecting twins, she couldn't wait for their arrival. But feeling the financial strain that goes along with being a new parent (times two), she was definitely a little nervous.
Desperate to find extra help for her expanding family, she contacted almost every company that manufactured baby items. She scoured through parenting magazines, searched the Internet and made phone calls until her husband thought she was suffering a pregnancy-induced craze. He claimed she couldn’t get something for nothing. Boy, was he wrong!
She was surprised to find out that many companies offered free stuff to new and expecting parents--and with no obligation to buy anything! She received hundreds of dollars worth of fabulous freebies for herself and her babies, including free diapers, baby wipes, baby food, baby bibs, bottles, free gift packs, parenting starter kits, free parenting videos and software, coupons, parenting books and magazines, and tons of free samples in the mail, all from well-known companies like Huggies, Gerber, Heinz, Nestlé Carnation, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.
"It was really exciting to receive free stuff in the mail", says Hannah. "These companies were eager to respond to my requests for free samples and promotional items and within a couple of weeks of contacting them, my mailbox was flooded with valuable free stuff--and with no obligation to buy anything! I could hardly wait to see what my mailman brought me in the mail each day! I filled up three large storage bins with free stuff for my twins, and saved a ton of money!”
Details are available at the website.
Hannah’s final words of advice: "Join as many mailing lists as you can to take advantage of what these companies have to offer. Enjoy your baby. Cherish every moment!”
Note: When contacting these companies, ask to be put on their mailing list to receive free promotional items for new and expecting parents. If you are expecting multiples, be sure to mention that in your correspondence with them.
Check out Sue Hannah's website at, where you can sign up for these and many other free baby offers online. Simple, Fast....and FREE!!

1. Pampers (Procter & Gamble)
US or Canada call 800-543-0480 or 800-726-7377
U.S. Website: (click on "")
Canadian Website: (click on “coupons and special offers”)

2. Huggies (Kimberly-Clark Corporation)
US or Canada call 800-544-1847

3. Johnson & Johnson
US call 800-526-3967
Canada call 800-361-8068
U.S. Website:
Canadian Website:

4. Bright Beginnings

5. Nestlé Infant Nutrition
US call 800-242-5200
Canada call 800-387-5536
U.S. Website:
Canadian Website: (click on “Good Start Magazine”)

6. Similac Welcome Addition Club
US call 800-BABYLINE (press #1)
Canada call 800-518-CLUB
U.S. Website:
Canadian Website: (click on "Join the Club")

7. Enfamil Family Beginnings (Mead Johnson Nutritionals)
US call: 800-BABY-123 (press #6)
Canada call 800-361-6323
U.S. Website:
Canadian Website:

8. Gerber Products Company
US and Canada call 800-4GERBER.
U.S. Website:
Canadian Website:
Call to receive coupons for baby food, a free informational booklet, and a free baby spoon.

9. H.J. Heinz Company
US call 800-USA-BABY (press #2)
Canada call 800-565-2100

10. American Baby Magazine
U.S. Website: on "baby & toddler") Get a FREE subscription to American Baby magazine!
Check out Hannah's website at for tons of baby freebies and parenting resources!

May 12, 2009 - Review and Giveaway

The generous people at sent me a beautiful pink pearl necklace to review. It is gorgeous. My daughter and I love pink, so it was perfect for us. The pearls are individually knotted on twin silk and finished with a 14-karat gold clasp. The pearls are really pretty, and the necklace feels sturdy. is the world's largest online pearl company, with a prices as low as 80 percent below retail. They have a fantastic selection of gorgeous pearls for all occasions. They offer a 90 day money back guarantee. They have been listed in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

They sell a varitey of pearls including:
Akoya Pearls
Freshwater Pearls
Tahitian Pearls
Golden South Sea
White South Sea
Exotic Pearls
Hanadama Pearls
Freshadama Pearls

I have my eyes on one of their pearl sets that inclue necklace, earrings, and bracelet.

Now for the great news. Pearl has agreed to send one lucky reader the same beautiful pink pearl necklace that I reviewed in the picture. To enter, go to and tell me your favorite item. Please leave your email address or make sure it is visible in your blog profile, so I can contact you if you win.

Bonus entries: Leave an extra comment for each one.
1. Follow or subscribe to this blog
2. Follow me @donnak4 and tweet about the contest. Then leave the link or your twitter ID.
3. Post my button on your blog
4. Post this giveaway on your blog (You get 2 entries for this, so leave 2 comments please.)

Ends 5/29 at 11:59PM CST.

Mamapedia VADO Camera Contest

*Thank you to New Baby for donating this VADO camera from Creative Labs to our fun event. Please check out New Baby and consider adding your own vlog!Last weekend we had the opportunity to meet a wonderful new parenting advice search engine, Mamapedia, and now we'd like you to try the site out for yourself with our new contest, "What Can I Learn Today?" One grand prize winner will win a VADO digital video camera!To Enter:1. Visit Mamapedia and ask any parenting question.2. Choose how you want to enter - or choose all three for more chances to win:
  • Comment to this post with your question and the answer you found
  • Blog about Mamapedia on your own site sharing the question you asked and the answer you found
  • Vlog about Mamapedia and your question/answer at New Baby.

3. Fill out this secure form to let us know that you entered.

It's that easy! Then join us for another SiteWarming Party on Twitter Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m eastern time to find out who won! There will also be several great door prizes.

Good luck!

*This contest is open to all U. S. residents 18 years or older and ends May 23rd at 9:00 p.m. eastern.

*This contest courtesy of Momfluence - Rocking the Cradle and Shaping the World.

May 8, 2009

Giveaways From Other Blogs

Enter to win a charming Mother’s Day gift for yourself or your own mom at 3 Kids and Us. You can win a starter charm bracelet or necklace with your choice of custom engraved charm from Things Remembered. Enter by May 9th to Win!

Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a madras print tote and Almond Pie Rich Soufflé Lotion! Visit to enter this sweet giveaway!

Steam clean your way to a greener life with the Steamboy T1 Steam Mop. Chemical-free cleaning with the power of steam just got easier. Read about the experience mom blogger Cat at 3 Kids and Us had with her Steamboy T1 and enter to win a steam mop for your house too! Giveaway ends May 31st.

Hand-Me-Downs from Mom

There is a contest about Hand-Me-Downs from Mom for Mother's Day.
My mother gave me intelligence and strength, and I still learn from her now. Thanks mom.

"JOHNSON'S® Brand as our Mother's Day Blog Blast sponsor again this year. Their second annual Celebrity Hand Me Down charity auction runs from 7 pm PT on Thursday May 7 through 7 pm PT on Thursday May 14, featuring items donated by celebrity moms Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. All proceeds will benefit the new global JOHNSON'S® NO MORE TEARS® Clean Water initiative via their well-known charitable giving site, Baby Cause ."

Thanks to Parent Bloggers .

May 5, 2009


I have 3 winners to announce. The winners have been emailed. There was a winner that did not leave her email address, and it was not on her profile, so I was not able to contact her. Please, make sure you have your email address on your profile or leave it in your comment. I know I didn't do that until someone reminded me.

Winner of the So Easy baby Food Kit:
Jinxy and Me said... I'm a follower!
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Winner of the Piggy Paint:
madmad59 said...
My favorite color of the piggy paint is Angel Kisses. Great giveaway.
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Winner of the Frecklebox Personalized Book:
Pricilla said... I am following your blog
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