Monday, December 2, 2013

Pretty Mommies Holiday Giveaway!

I am so excited to be teaming up with So Easy Being Green and According to Jenny for this awesome giveaway with Pretty Mommies skincare! 

Pretty Mommies is ready to help you give (and get) the gift of healthy skin this holiday.
You and 3 of your friends will be gifted the safe, all natural and highly effective 3 part skin care system for pregnant and nursing moms. But don't worry - your non pregnant and nursing friends will love it, too!
Pretty Mommies Three-Step-System
It’s a simple three step system – Cleanser, Skin Brightener, and Sunscreen - it’ll cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, brighten, soothe, provide high levels of antioxidants and anti-aging properties, as well as, physical broad spectrum sun protection. If you’re curious about how these products work, be sure to check out the review on According to Jenny.
Not only is Pretty Mommies offering up this fantastic giveaway - they've got a great opportunity available for you to purchase a set for 20% OFF! Be sure to use the code MOMMIES20 when you checkout at Pretty Mommies. AND.......each purchase gets you double rewards points when you create an account! For every dollar you spend you earn (2) reward points instead of 1. For every 100 points you earn, you receive a $10 credit toward future purchases. Pretty Mommies is so good - you'll definitely want to buy more!
Ready to enter to win?!?! The winner will receive one set of Pretty Mommies Skincare for herself and three to give away to her friends - all gift wrapped and ready to go!
Pretty Mommies Holiday Giveaway
This giveaway is valued at $632! It is open to US/CAN, 18+, and ends on 12/12/13

The Blogging Mamas Network and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Participating bloggers did not receive compensation for this post, although affiliate links may be included.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop! Two HUGE Cloth Diaper Prize Packages! #FluffyXmas

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 Welcome to the greatly anticipated 4th annual Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event!! This is one of the biggest blogger giveaway hops of the year! There are 56 blogs that are giving away cloth diapering prize packages $50+! Make sure you enter here and then hop to all the others!! There are thousands in fluffy prizes to be won! This year, there are also two HUGE Grand Prize packages, on both of the host blogs, And Then There Were 5 and Mommy’s Favorite Things! So make sure you enter to win those as well! Good luck!

Here on The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom I have two awesome prize packages! Both are valued at over $70! One is open to the US and Canada only, and one is open worldwide! You can enter both or just one, as long as you fit within the regional guidelines! 

The first prize package is open to the US and Canada Only! You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Only one entrant per household allowed. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on December 7th. The winner will be chosen at random and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Prize Package One
US and Canada Only!

$25 Gift Card from Thanks Mama!
One One-Size Pocket Diaper in "Woodland Creatures" print with insert and booster set included from Ella Bella Bum!

Fill out the entry form below to enter Prize Package #1!
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The second prize package is open worldwide! You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Only one entrant per household allowed. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on December 7th. The winner will be chosen at random and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Prize Package Two
Open Worldwide!

One $25 Gift Code from Buttons Diapers
Zookaboo Diaper package including a one-size diaper cover, embellished unbleached Chinese prefold, pacifier clip, minky ribbon lovey, and reusable snack bag! {RV $47}
Fill out the entry form below to enter to win Prize Package #2!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight! {Ella Bella Bum!}

Disclaimer: I was sent this product in exchange for my review of it. I was not compensated in any other way. The reviews expressed in this review are my own.
It's time to share another sponsor for the Merry Fluffy Christmas giveaway hop! I am so excited to have Ella Bella Bum as a sponsor! 

Ella Bella Bum was created by Sam, a mother of four. Her and her family live in Canada. Sam began sewing diapers after her second son was born. She mad diapers for her own children for about a year before opening up Ella Bella Bum on Hyena Cart in 2010! Now Ella Bella Bum has it's own staff of workers and has become known throughout Canada, the US, and worldwide!

We received an Ella Bella Bum Wraparound Embellished One-Size Pocket Diaper in a Thomas the Train print! A one-size pocket diaper from Ella Bella Bum fits babies approximately 15-35 pounds. The diaper is made with an outer layer of waterproof PUL, embellished with designer cotton around the wings and bum. The inner layer is a athletic wicking jersey material. I've never seen this material on diapers before but I really like it! It keeps all the moisture away from babies bottom! 

The diaper came with an insert specifically made for the Ella Bella Bum pocket diapers that has an outer layer of bamboo and an inner layer of zorb! It is extra long and snaps together to add even more absorption. Zorb is so absorbent and great for heavy wetters or night time diapers! You can also purchase boosters to add to the absorbency of the diaper insert! The boosters are also made with Zorb, making them super absorbent!

Our Ella Bella Bum Thomas the Train diaper is probably Isaac's favorite diaper to wear right now! He loves Thomas the Train so he was so excited to have a diaper to wear that has Thomas on it! Mommy loves this diaper too! It's so well made! I love the jersey material on the inside! It really helps keep the moisture away from Isaac's skin while the absorbent insert absorbs all the moisture into it! It fits Isaac so well! He can wear it on the largest rise but the wings wrap around him almost completely. He'll be able to fit in this diaper for quite a while! We've only had this diaper for a few weeks so I haven't taken Isaac out and about with it yet, but he's worn it for naps with absolutely no leaks! And when he wakes up and I change him he feels dry and comfortable! 

Ella Bella Bum has a huge variety of diaper prints to choose from! They have Mickey Mouse, Dr. Seuss, and even holiday diapers! They also have a variety of baby bibs and cloth wipes to accessorize with your diapers! Ella Bella Bum is one of the cutest cloth diapers I've seen and they perform just as well as they look!

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One lucky reader will win a Woodlands Creatures One-Size Pocket Diaper and an Insert and Booster set from Ella Bella Bum in the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop! 

Get a head start on entries by following Ella Bella Bum on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

What's another print you'd love to have from Ella Bella Bum?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight {Thanks Mama}

Our next featured sponsor for the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop is Thanks Mama"Thanks Mama is a family owned and operated natural baby store. They offer a great selection of cloth diapering products, potty training pants, swim diapers, natural baby care products, baby carriers, bibs, toys, nursery furniture and bedding, strollers and much more. They look for innovative products that are good for the baby and the environment and they never forget that most families are on a budget. That’s why Thanks Mama offers the Lowest Prices, Free Shipping on orders over $60 within USA, 90 days easy returns; Buy Safe Guarantee and Price Guarantee. Thanks Mama even ships worldwide!"

I was recently sent a BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper from Thanks Mama to review!  

Thanks Mama has a huge variety of cloth diapers and diaper accessories. Thanks Mama is dedicated to bringing the best cloth diapers, training pants and swim diapers on the market at the best value. They have many cloth diaper packages that have volume discounts built in, many come with complementary products and make shopping for cloth diapers in bulk easy. Cloth diapers for parents that are new to cloth are also available; they are great for trying different types and brands of cloth diapers. Thanks Mama has knowledgeable customer service that would be happy to help with any questions or concerns.

The BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper is one of the many cloth diapers Thanks Mama carries! I received the Baby Safari print that is an adorable print of baby elephants and giraffes! It's a great gender neutral print! It is one-size and fits approximately 7-40 pounds. The BabyKicks Premium Pocket comes in aplix or side snapping snaps. The side snaps are great for toddlers like mine who like to take their diapers off. It's not so easy for them with the side snapping diapers! It is made with a waterproof outer layer and a natural bamboo velour inner layer. It comes with a One Size Joey Bunz insert made with 6 layers of hemp and organic cotton jersey, yet is thin so the diaper stays trim. It also has an extra wing snap to fit well on newborns and to close up a soiled diaper when out and about!

Isaac is just over 25 pounds and this diaper fits him well on the largest setting about midway through the side snaps. This diaper has held up great for my heavy wetting toddler! Every time Isaac wears this diaper when I change him the diaper is soaked on the inside but there is not wet on the outside at all! I love the side snaps because he can't undo his diaper with side snaps! We've used this diaper for out and about and during naps and it has held up great for us!
I really love the BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper and I love the huge variety of cloth diapering products and other baby and mama products that Thanks Mama has to offer!

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One lucky reader will win a $25 gift code from Thanks Mama in the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop!

Get a head start on entries by following Thanks Mama on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

What items at Thanks Mama would you purchase with your $25 gift code if you won?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight! {Buttons Cloth Diapers}

Disclaimer: I was sent this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
I'm so excited to share with you another wonderful sponsor for the Merry Fluffy Christmas event! This  sponsor is one I only recently heard of. Some cloth diapering mommy friends were raving about these new diapers they had tried and so I decided to check them out! I am so glad I did look into Buttons Cloth Diapers, because I love them too! 

Buttons Cloth Diapers was created by a husband and wife who wanted something both easy to use and affordable. They are based in the USA in the state of Washington. The Buttons diaper system is a 2-in-1 system using a waterproof cover and inserts that snap into the cover. The Buttons diaper cover is a one size cover that fits approximately 9-35 pounds. It has double gussets around the legs to keep messes inside the cover. It is made with durable yet soft elastic and strong buttons made to last! It also comes in nine super cute colors! 

The daytime inserts are made with four layers of absorbent microfiber and a soft top layer of fleece. They snap into the diaper cover so they stay put even with a little wiggly one! They come in two sizes for your growing baby, a small ( 9-20lbs) and large (20-35lbs). 

The Buttons cloth diaper system has become one of my favorites! I requested the large insert, since Isaac is 25 pounds, and it works perfectly! The cover fits him great on the largest setting and has a nice snug fit around the legs and waist without being too tight and leaving any red marks. The pictures below show the smallest and largest setting on the diaper. Note the insert I have is a large one which is why it pokes out some on the smallest setting of the diaper. 

Isaac has worn this diaper during naps, and during trips out and about without any leaks or mess! You can even purchase an extra night time insert that snaps on to the day time insert to use for a night time diaper. I haven't tried the diaper at night yet, but I have no doubt it would work great just from seeing how absorbent the daytime insert is! 

The color cover I received to review is Tangerine! It is the perfect gender  neutral color! The colors of the Buttons covers are so nice! I seriously want one in every color! With the snap in 2-in-1 system it would be super easy to have an entire stash of just Buttons diaper covers and inserts!

I just love the Buttons Cloth Diaper System! It works well, is well made, and looks so cute! I hope to add some more Buttons diapers to my stash soon! 

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Button's Cloth Diapers is offering a $25 gift code to one lucky reader for the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop! 

Get a head start on giveaway entries by following Buttons Cloth Diapers on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

What's your favorite diaper cover color choice from Buttons Cloth Diapers?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight! {Zookaboo}

Disclaimer: I was sent these products in exchange for my review of the products. I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. 
It is that time of year again and I'm excited to be participating in one of my favorite giveaway hops once again, The Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop! I have some really great sponsors to feature for this event so let's get started with our first! I am excited to tell you about Zookaboo

Zookaboo was created by Michele, a teacher turned work-at-home mom. She cloth diapered her children and started to create cloth diaper covers and other cloth diaper items, which is how Zookaboo came to be. Zookaboo carries diaper covers, covers with matching t-shirts, wetbags, cloth wipes, and much more! I was sent a diaper cover with matching t-shirt set to review for the Merry Fluffy Christmas event!

I love to let my little one wear just a t-shirt and diaper so I can show off his adorably fluffy bum so this matching set is just perfect for that! The Zookaboo t-shirts are a cotton short sleeved shirt and they are available in sizes 6 months through 3T. The front of the tee has an applique that matches the diaper and is cut and sewn on by Michele. The diaper covers are one-size or sized and made with an inner layer of PUL and a cotton outer layer. These diaper covers can be used over a prefold or fitted, or as a swim diaper by itself. The one-size diaper covers fit approximately 10-35 pounds and have a 13"-19" rise. Both items are machine washable with a cloth diaper safe detergent. 

Not only is the diaper cover and matching t-shirt absolutely adorable, but this diaper cover is very durable and does the job well! This diaper cover is truly a one-size diaper cover! It has three rise settings and, at 25 pounds, it fits Isaac perfectly on the first row of snaps down! It keeps the mess and wet in every time we've used it! Isaac has made sure to do his business both ways in this diaper cover and each time the cover has perfectly contained the mess inside! The matching t-shirt is so soft and looks adorable with the diaper cover. Michele did advise me that the shirts run a bit small so it's usually best to go a size up. I found this to be correct. I went a size up and got Isaac a 3T and it fits him perfectly! How cute is my little guy in his Zookaboo diaper cover and matching t-shirt?! 

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Zookaboo has put together a fun prize package for one lucky winner in the Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop, starting December 1st! 

Get a head start on giveaway entries by following Zookaboo on Facebook and Instagram

What's one item or print you'd love to have at Zookaboo?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Goody Bags!

Maybe you're looking for a quick and easy goody bag for your child's Thanksgiving party at school, for the children coming to Thanksgiving feast or just something cute to give your little one this Thursday? Whatever the case I've got you covered. I made these goody bags last week (and for very cheap!) for my son's Thanksgiving party at school.

I found the printable online through Happy Mommy Box for the goody bag and coloring page. I'm a subscriber to the box so it was free (non subscribers it's $10) OR there's always handy Pinterest. I found so many cute tags and coloring pages just by doing a quick search. Here are some examples: Goody Bag Tags and Coloring Pages

Ok, now for what is in the goody bags..

My kids are obsessed with lollipops, so I already had a big bag on hand as rewards. You can use whatever candy you'd like. Since Halloween was less than a month ago, I decided to skip on loading the kids down with candy. I went with stickers (the whole book was a $1 at Walmart and I ripped a sheet off each for each kid), mini bubbles ($1 walmart), coloring page and fruit snacks (I believe it was $3 or less for a pack of 10). 

I put all of the goodies into a ziploc bag, folded the goody tag that I printed on card stock and stapled it to each bag.

So simple, quick end easy! Three things that I love! 

Great for school parties, your kids, etc! The fact that they are undeniably cute makes them even better ;)

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!