Archive for March, 2009

See Kai Run Shoe Giveaway

March 30, 2009

Ok i admit it i am a shoe junky, last year our infant daughter had 35 pairs of shoes, half of which she did not wear. So this year i said i would not be buying her that many this year but just a select few cute ones. Then i found See Kai Run, now all bets are off on how many pairs i will actually buy her.

See Kai Run is a company born of necessity, the necessity to have comfortable shoes with flexible soles. Baby shoes are cute but not always the most comfortable in the world. That is not the case with the See Kai Run shoes, they are both functional and adorable. Another thing I really love about See Kai Run is since their start in 2004, See Kai Run has donated thousands of pairs of shoes to international, national and local charities.

I was really excited that i got to do this review and giveaway, until they told me i had to pick a pair of shoes. You go to See Kai Run and pick out just ONE pair it is not at all easy. We finally picked the Isbella ones, and the only way we were able to come to that conclusion is they match Maddisyns easter outfit perfect so now i don’t have to find shoes for easter.

They have so many adorable styles in both the smaller and See Kai Run line for little girls, but what i really really love is that they have equally adorable styles for little boys and lets face it, it is not always easy to find cute boy shoes that will match many outfits. See Kai Run meets the needs of parents of boys and i wish they had been around when my two boys were babies, although i get another chance as i am due to have a new baby boy anytime now.

I love these shoes from their smaller line for a girl, they are so adorable.

Of course i can’t forget my soon to be son who i plan on buying a pair of these Jake shoes for from See Kai Run because they are just too cute to pass up.

It was hard to pick just two pairs of shoes to show off in the smaller line so go visit See Kai Run to see the whole spring line.

Then we move onto the See Kai Run line, which is just as adorable as the smaller line.

These are the shoes i was able to try out with my daughter, they are called Isabella.

if you have a little boy i think these shoes are great too and would be so comfortable and easily dressed up or down.

Buy It: If you know a little one who needs some cute shoes then head over to See Kai Run and check out their lines of shoes, I bet you will find the perfect one for your little one’s personality.

Win It: See Kai Run has graciously offered to give one of my readers their choice of a pair of shoes from their Smaller or See Kai Run shoe lines. To enter for your chance to win the pair of your choice, go check out the shoes at See Kai Run. Come back and tell me what pair you would choose if you won. If you do not do this then all other entries will be deleted, answers like pick me, or enter me will be deleted automatically.

Make sure your email address is visable so i can contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries, please make sure to leave a seperate comment for each thing you do, if it says two entries leave two comments please:

1. For TWO bonus entries join See Kai Run’s E-mail list. Please make sure to post what email address you registered with.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

3. Follow my blog

4. Grab my button

5. Blog about this giveaway with a link back here and to See Kai Run.

Contest ends April 13th 2009 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be chosen using random.org and will be contacted by email on April 14th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US & Canada only!

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See Kai Run Shoe Giveaway

March 30, 2009

Ok i admit it i am a shoe junky, last year our infant daughter had 35 pairs of shoes, half of which she did not wear. So this year i said i would not be buying her that many this year but just a select few cute ones. Then i found See Kai Run, now all bets are off on how many pairs i will actually buy her.

See Kai Run is a company born of necessity, the necessity to have comfortable shoes with flexible soles. Baby shoes are cute but not always the most comfortable in the world. That is not the case with the See Kai Run shoes, they are both functional and adorable. Another thing I really love about See Kai Run is since their start in 2004, See Kai Run has donated thousands of pairs of shoes to international, national and local charities.

I was really excited that i got to do this review and giveaway, until they told me i had to pick a pair of shoes. You go to See Kai Run and pick out just ONE pair it is not at all easy. We finally picked the Isbella ones, and the only way we were able to come to that conclusion is they match Maddisyns easter outfit perfect so now i don’t have to find shoes for easter.

They have so many adorable styles in both the smaller and See Kai Run line for little girls, but what i really really love is that they have equally adorable styles for little boys and lets face it, it is not always easy to find cute boy shoes that will match many outfits. See Kai Run meets the needs of parents of boys and i wish they had been around when my two boys were babies, although i get another chance as i am due to have a new baby boy anytime now.

I love these shoes from their smaller line for a girl, they are so adorable.

Of course i can’t forget my soon to be son who i plan on buying a pair of these Jake shoes for from See Kai Run because they are just too cute to pass up.

It was hard to pick just two pairs of shoes to show off in the smaller line so go visit See Kai Run to see the whole spring line.

Then we move onto the See Kai Run line, which is just as adorable as the smaller line.

These are the shoes i was able to try out with my daughter, they are called Isabella.

if you have a little boy i think these shoes are great too and would be so comfortable and easily dressed up or down.

Buy It: If you know a little one who needs some cute shoes then head over to See Kai Run and check out their lines of shoes, I bet you will find the perfect one for your little one’s personality.

Win It: See Kai Run has graciously offered to give one of my readers their choice of a pair of shoes from their Smaller or See Kai Run shoe lines. To enter for your chance to win the pair of your choice, go check out the shoes at See Kai Run. Come back and tell me what pair you would choose if you won. If you do not do this then all other entries will be deleted, answers like pick me, or enter me will be deleted automatically.

Make sure your email address is visable so i can contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries, please make sure to leave a seperate comment for each thing you do, if it says two entries leave two comments please:

1. For TWO bonus entries join See Kai Run’s E-mail list. Please make sure to post what email address you registered with.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

3. Follow my blog

4. Grab my button

5. Blog about this giveaway with a link back here and to See Kai Run.

Contest ends April 13th 2009 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be chosen using random.org and will be contacted by email on April 14th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US & Canada only!

Jack and lily Shoes Winner

March 30, 2009


Congratulations to Katie from What Katie Did on winning my Jack and Lily shoes giveaway. She has been emailed and has 24 hours to respond.

Katie said… I love Maddy in her shoes, she is too cute! (And the shoes are nice too)

I’d chose the Bow / black patent shoes for my Bug!

It was her Entry #22 that won her the shoes in which she stated:

Katie said…
I follow your blog..

Frecklebox Giveaway

March 30, 2009

Frecklebox is an awesome company that does personalized items for your children. They have journals, posters, placemats, growth charts, puzzles etc. But my absolute favorite thing from them is the personalized books.

I contacted Frecklebox to inquire on doing a review/giveaway of their product and they graciously allowed me to pick out not just one item but one item for EACH of my kids. Lee and i were so excited but then came the hard part, deciding what to get them. Finally after much thought we went with the Placemats for the boys and a Book for Maddisyn.


The boys were so excited to see their name on the placemats and use them nightly and Maddisyn loves to sit and read her book with me, we got her the hardcovered personalized Guess Who’s Gonna Be a Big Sister book. I am so impressed with the product and what child wouldn’t love to see their name in a book THANK YOU Frecklebox.

I would strongly suggest if you have a child or work with children these products from Frecklebox are for you.

Frecklebox was created by two men named Mark and Scott, they are parents themselves and as the site states “these guys take the job of expanding their children’s minds very seriously”. The products are perfect and will last for a long time and the shipping was very quick even though it had to go to Michigan. The shipping costs are very reasonable even when the item is being sent all the way to Canada.

Frecklebox has agreed to do a giveaway with my blog one of my lucky readers will be able to go and pick ANY one product they would like off the site.

Non-bloggers can win too, just make sure you leave your email address in EACH of your posts so that i can contact you if you win.

To Enter: Simply visit Frecklebox, and tell me what personalized product you would choose if you won. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANY EXTRA ENTRIES COUNT.

Extra Entries:
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate
comment for EACH thing you do.

1. Grab my button and Post it on your sidebar. Leave an address where it can be found.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, make sure to put your tweet link in your comments.

3. Enter any of my other giveaways, you get one entry for each giveaway you enter so be sure to leave seperate comments (if you enter two then leave two seperate comments with which giveaway you entered)

4. Blog about my giveaway and link it back here to me and Frecklebox
Please leave each entry in a separate comment!

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on April 9th 2009 I will use random number generator to pick the winner. Please leave your email address if it is not in your profile, no email address means no win. I will notify the winner on April 10th via email and they will have 48 hours to respond before I will choose a new winner.

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.

Frecklebox Giveaway

March 30, 2009

Frecklebox is an awesome company that does personalized items for your children. They have journals, posters, placemats, growth charts, puzzles etc. But my absolute favorite thing from them is the personalized books.

I contacted Frecklebox to inquire on doing a review/giveaway of their product and they graciously allowed me to pick out not just one item but one item for EACH of my kids. Lee and i were so excited but then came the hard part, deciding what to get them. Finally after much thought we went with the Placemats for the boys and a Book for Maddisyn.


The boys were so excited to see their name on the placemats and use them nightly and Maddisyn loves to sit and read her book with me, we got her the hardcovered personalized Guess Who’s Gonna Be a Big Sister book. I am so impressed with the product and what child wouldn’t love to see their name in a book THANK YOU Frecklebox.

I would strongly suggest if you have a child or work with children these products from Frecklebox are for you.

Frecklebox was created by two men named Mark and Scott, they are parents themselves and as the site states “these guys take the job of expanding their children’s minds very seriously”. The products are perfect and will last for a long time and the shipping was very quick even though it had to go to Michigan. The shipping costs are very reasonable even when the item is being sent all the way to Canada.

Frecklebox has agreed to do a giveaway with my blog one of my lucky readers will be able to go and pick ANY one product they would like off the site.

Non-bloggers can win too, just make sure you leave your email address in EACH of your posts so that i can contact you if you win.

To Enter: Simply visit Frecklebox, and tell me what personalized product you would choose if you won. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANY EXTRA ENTRIES COUNT.

Extra Entries:
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate
comment for EACH thing you do.

1. Grab my button and Post it on your sidebar. Leave an address where it can be found.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, make sure to put your tweet link in your comments.

3. Enter any of my other giveaways, you get one entry for each giveaway you enter so be sure to leave seperate comments (if you enter two then leave two seperate comments with which giveaway you entered)

4. Blog about my giveaway and link it back here to me and Frecklebox
Please leave each entry in a separate comment!

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on April 9th 2009 I will use random number generator to pick the winner. Please leave your email address if it is not in your profile, no email address means no win. I will notify the winner on April 10th via email and they will have 48 hours to respond before I will choose a new winner.

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.

Miracle Blanket Winner

March 29, 2009
Sorry i am slow today the winner of the Miracle Blanket giveaway was post #11 Renee Z. I have emailed her and she has 48 hours to respond.
Renee Z said…

Jess I am following your blog and would LOVE to be the lucky winner of a Miracle Blanket in ANY BOY color. I really like the Sky Blue solid and the green with blue trim. This is my last baby and this product is new to me. I would definatelyl love to try it as I swaddled in a normal receiving blanket last time. Thanks for your consideration.

Bikini Baby

March 28, 2009

So i have decided i need to get some energy and do something so we are going to take the kids swimming tonight, i feel bad for the people who have to look at my fat butt in a bathing suit but i think it might help my body feel better or at least this is what i hope. Maddisyn tried on her little bikini to make sure it fits and does she ever look cute, although she passed out after she had it on so is now sleeping on my couch in her bikini and a housecoat lol but she looks so cute i just had to take a picture.

Miracle Blanket Giveaway Ending Tomorrow

March 27, 2009

Just wanted to throw this out there quick that the miracle blanket giveaway ends tomorrow at midnite est and then i will email the winner 🙂

Send me your Labor dust and vibes

March 24, 2009

Send me your labor dust 🙂 I will be 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I am so ready to be done. Some of you know i have Symphsis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), some are wondering what the heck I am talking about. The symphysis pubis, or pubic bone, consists of two separate bones that form an arch and are connected in the middle by cartilage. It is located at the bottom of the abdomen, above the vagina. Sometimes during pregnancy the cartilage holding the two halves of the pubic bone together is torn. This is very painful and makes walking difficult. Unfortunately, a separated symphysis, as this is called, is difficult to treat; unlike a broken arm or leg, it cannot be put in a cast. Bedrest is the only treatment, although special girdles can help stabilize the entire pelvis and decrease discomfort.

It can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months for a separated symphysis to heal. The recurrence with subsequent pregnancies is fairly high. Cesarean sections do not prevent a separated symphysis, as the separation occurs long before labor even starts.

I developed this at about 20 weeks pregnant it started to bother me, by Jan 4th i had to take my maternity leave from work because i could no longer do my job as it had me on my feet for 6 hours or more a day.

Now it has gotten so bad that i can barely walk, my husband has to help me off the couch, i have to use my hands to lift my legs into bed and everytime in the night i roll over i wake up so i have not slept fit and comfortablly in over a month. The worst part of it all is that I cannot get down on the floor and play with my 19 month old daughter even because it hurts too much to get down and up.

We have our induction date for this baby set for March 31st although i would love to go into labor on my own before then, hence my begging for labor dust :).

Nature’s Baby Organics Giveaway – ENDED

March 23, 2009
Natures Baby Organics Giveaway


“Gentle Enough for Baby…Rich Enough for Adults”

Baby skin is sensitive and not just any product will work on my precious baby’s skin. That is why I use Nature’s Baby Organics on my daughters sensitive skin.

Natures Baby Organics is an all natural product that was developed by a mom who when her 1 year old daughter broke out in a mysterious rash did a ton of research on the checmicals in our baby’s skincare products and decided to develop her own product. In her two year development and testing process Adena, the create of Nature’s Baby Organics, gave birth to her second daughter who suffered from severe Eczema so she was faced with another challenge. From the essential oils to the cleaning agents, every ingredient would be from nature’s laboratory-safe, pure, and 100 percent derived from nature. Thus, Nature’s Baby was born.

Not being able to find organic products for my baby’s is very frustrating to me, but then i found Nature’s Baby Organics and these products are paraban free, synthetic fragarance free, propylene Glycol free, Phthalate free and made with 70 to 95% certified organic ingredients. They are also cruelty free.

One thing that is really important to me and draws me to their product almost as much as how well it smells and how good it is for my baby is the fact that a percentage of our purchases will go to support the fight against breast cancer, having my mother as a three year survivor that is so important to me.

We were lucky enough to test out some of Nature’s Baby Organics products, so we picked the conditioner/detangler because my daughters hair is always terrible to comb out after a bath. We also picked the bubble bath because lets face it, it is hard to find a bubble bath that really bubbles and does not fizzle away ten minutes later, the bubble bath is awesome and it lasted well after my daughter got out of the bath and we did not have to use a lot. I was also lucky enough to win a gift basket from a different mommy’s blog and i am so in love with all these products.

From shampoo, bodywash, conditioner, organic diaper creams, baby oil, dusting powders, bubble bath and even a chest rub they have all the products you could ever need for your baby. You really need to go to Nature’s Baby Organics and check out all the products for yourself.

Win It

One of my lucky readers is going to get the chance to checkout the product for themselves. Natures Baby Organics has graciously offered to allow me to do a giveaway on my blog, the lucky winner will get to choose any two products they would like to try, excluding the gift sets.

Non-bloggers can win too, just make sure you leave your email address in EACH of your posts so that i can contact you if you win.

To Enter: Simply visit Natures Baby Organics, and tell me what two products you would choose if you won. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANY EXTRA ENTRIES COUNT.

Extra Entries:

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate

comment for EACH thing you do.

1. Grab my button and Post it on your sidebar. Leave an address where it can be found.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, make sure to put your tweet link in your comments.

4. Enter any of my other giveaways, you get one entry for each giveaway you enter so be sure to leave seperate comments (if you enter two then leave two seperate comments with which giveaway you entered)

5. Blog about my giveaway and link it back here to me and Nature’s Baby Organics.

Please leave each entry in a separate comment!

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on April 2nd 2009 I will use random number generator to pick the winner. Please leave your email address if it is not in your profile, no email address means no win. I will notify the winner on April 3rd via email and they will have 48 hours to respond before I will choose a new winner.

Contest is open to US residents except P.O. Boxes, Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.