Baby Boy Blog Shower Winners!

A great big thank you once again to everyone who took part in my blog shower! It was a lot of work but also a ton of fun!!!! I hope all of you had fun as well! Congrats to all our very lucky winners!
Hot Mama Jewelry Giveaway:
mom2boys
The Diaper Bag Wrangler Giveaway:
Nicole (not me, another Nicole! 🙂 )
Sandra Magsamen Baby Line Giveaway:
Heather
M.A.H. Creations Giveaway:
Hotsnotty2
Discovery Toys Giveaway:
beshe
The Boys Store Giveaway:
TJ and Amy
Zutano Giveaway:
FDP 4 Life
EcoMom Giveaway:
Gina
Undercover Mama Giveaway:
Kathy Pease
Crane Humidifier Giveaway:
Shanna
Barefoot Books Giveaway:
itsme
Salior Baby Giveaway:
twifanheather
Sweetsation Therapy Giveaway:
cloud10277
Smart Mom Jewelry Giveaway:
Kim Benton
Swaddle Designs Giveaway:
LLL with Leslie
Bath Luve Giveaway:
Chip
Seventh Generation Giveaway:
degood

aden + anais Baby Boy Blog Shower *Giveaway & Review*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Stacy who won***
So I know that my Baby Boy Blog Shower is actually ending this week for the most part, but after I initially put this up as just a review I was contacted by the company offering to do a giveaway as well–Yey for you!!! So consider this a little bonus perk that’s extending the party! 😀
When Amber was born and the nurses brought her to us all swaddled up I’ll never forget Bob calling her things like “taco baby” and “little burrito” lol! It was so cute to see her all snuggled up! It’s also amazing just how much newborns love swaddling and how it manages to make them calm down. I didn’t swaddle Amber as much as I would have liked to once we got home from the hospital because most of the blankets I had didn’t seem very condusive to it.
That’s why I was so excited to recieve Paparazzi Swaddle (how cute is that name?) from aden + anais! The blankets are made of 100% muslin cotton which makes them super soft but nice and light and breathable. Since Tyler is going to be born in the middle of July, it will be really important that he doesn’t get overheated! I know that these will be absolutely perfect to take care of that, and can’t wait to see how beyond adorable our next little “taco baby” will look all swaddled up and snug in these adorable prints!
aden + anais carries all sorts of other great items too like sleeping bags, burpy bibs, and towel sets. I’m looking forward to trying out more of their amazing products in the future!
One lucky reader will win their own 4 pack from the Classic Muslin Collection-your choice of print!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry) Comments such as “great giveaway” alone are not acceptable. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit the aden+anais website and let me know what other product you’d love to try!
**Additional Entries**
Because every Mom needs several good swaddling blankets!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! Plus the more followers I have, the better things I can offer you! 🙂
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win a pack from the Classic Muslin Collection of aden+anais! @coastiewife321 http://tinyurl.com/22omw3b ends 5/10 #giveaway Pls RT!
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me da_angel_321@yahoo.com
1 Entry ~ Snag my regular blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
1 Entry ~ Swaddle yourself up in a blanket!
This Giveaway will end 5/10/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!

Baby Boy Blog Shower Winners

I can’t believe it’s already time for my blog shower to be wrapping up!!! Thanks so much to everyone who’s participated and there are still plenty of great giveaways that will be ending this week so enter, enter, enter while you still can!
Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that while I will be choosing and emailing the winners each day, I won’t be posting the results w/ the random.org images until the blog shower is complete, and then I’ll do it all in one big post. Keep your reader/inbox a little less cluttered that way! 🙂 I will be posting who won on the top of each giveaway once it ends, however, so if you’re really dying to know who won a certain giveaway before next Tuesday that’s where you can find out 🙂
Hope you all have been enjoying the shower! And good luck!

Baby Boy Blog Shower ~ Wrapping it up

MMEM

I just wanted to give one last great big Thank You!!!!! To all the wonderful companies, guest bloggers, and followers who made the blog shower possible! I had so much fun and hope you did too! Just to make sure you didn’t miss anything here’s a great big list of all the giveaways! There’s still plenty of time to enter and win so please spread the word!

(and just an FYI–there’s 17 giveaways in all and close to $500 worth of stuff to win here!!!)

Hot Mama Jewelry ~ $50 Gift Certificate ends 4/26

The Diaper Bag Wrangler ~ $25 Gift Certificate ends 4/26

Sandra Magsamen ~ Teddy Bear and Bib Set ends 4/27

M.A.H Creations ~ $20 Gift Certificate ends 4/27

Discovery Toys ~ $10 Gift Certificate ends 4/28

The Boys Store ~ $25 Gift Certificate ends 4/28

Zutano Itzy Bitzy Boutique ~ $75 Gift Certificate ends 4/29

Eco Mom ~ Egyptian Magic Skin Cream ends 4/29

Crane ~ Humidifier ends 4/30

Undercover Mama ~ Undercover Shirt end 4/30

Sweetsation Theraphy ~ Miracle Caviar & Oil 4/30

Barefoot Books ~ Animal Combo Pack ends 5/1

Salior Baby ~ Boy or Girl Onsie ends 5/1

Smart Mom Jewelry ~ Pink Calcite Necklace ends 5/2

SwaddleDesigns ~ Lovie or Swaddling Blanket ends 5/2

Bath Luve ~ Bath Luve ends 5/3

Seventh Generation ~ Natural Baby Starter Kit ends 5/3

Arbonne Baby Boy Blog Shower *Review*

I’d always heard a ton about Arbonne and all their products but had never gotten the chance to try them out until recently. Michelle is the rep for Arbonne on Christian Moms Business Resource so I asked her if she’d like to be a part of my blog shower. Not only did she say yes she sent me a ton of goodies to try out! I was so excited!
For one of the full sized products she sent me the Arbonne Baby Care Body Lotion. Unfortunately since it’s scented I wasn’t able to test it out on Amber, but I’m crossing my fingers that Tyler won’t have eczema so that. I did try out a little bit so I could see what it was like.  It felt a little thin, but I think it’s just because I’m used to body butter and Amber’s eczema cream. It absorbed quickly and I really enjoyed the light scent (I love the scented stuff even if Amber can’t have it, lol).
The other was the Arbonne Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub. This stuff is awesome! It definitely delivers a spa like feeling and the scent is so invigorating and smells so good! For some reason my skin cells seem to really pile up during pregnancy and it feels so good to slough off the dead skin and let the new fresh skin underneath shine through! LoL, ok that might sound weird but I seriously love exfoliating products!!!! The oil in the scrub absorbs in and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth but not greasy–which is big for me!
The samples she sent included FC5 Shampoo and Conditioner which made my hair super clean and soft, samples of the Seasource Detox Spa line–all of which really did make me feel like I was in a spa-so fun! My favorite sample, however, was definitely the Makeup Primer. I’ve always wanted to try primer out, especially since I’ve started wearing mineral eye shadow, but just never got around to buying it. The primer was great and a little bit went a long way. I used it for Bryan’s wedding and it made my makeup look flawless. See, I have proof!
I was also sent samples of their anti-aging line RE9 for men and women-which I mailed to my parents. At 24 I really hope I don’t need any anti-aging products yet–haha! I haven’t heard back from them yet about how they liked the samples, but will let you know when I find out! 🙂
I also got samples of the weight loss line Figure 8 which I sent to my best friend. (I’m all about gaining weight right now, obviously 😉 Here’s what she had to say about the products: “I loved it!!! The chews, tea, and fizzy drink thing were awesome. Everything was great! I’d use them for sure!”
As you can tell Arbonne has a huge variety of great quality products! I really enjoyed all the ones I got to sample, and can only imagine the rest are just as wonderful!

Seventh Generation Baby Boy Blog Shower *Giveaway and Review*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to degood who won***
So much about your thinking changes when you have a baby! Before Amber was born I never thought twice about the chemicals I used to clean my house and do my laundry. After she was born that totally changed! Her eczema made me have to be concious about the detergent I used–it’s insane how hardly any detergents have no frangrance-let alone any kind of natural ingredients! With her poor sensitive skin all the chemicals wreeked havoc on her body. When it came to cleaning products I started to change my thinking as well. Suddenly I realized how many warning labels all the products I had on them, and worried about a baby getting into them and having to keep them under lock and key to make sure she didn’t. If that’s the case why am I using them around my family in the first place?! So over the 2 years since Amber has been born I’ve been going more and more “green” with all the products we buy.
I discovered that Seventh Generation is a perfect solution to my search for good quality green cleaning and baby products! A well known brand, (I saw them get a shout out in my most current copy of Town and Country for having the first green EPA agency approved disenfectant solution just today) they carry a plethora of great products!
Seventh Generation supplied me with their Natural Baby Starter Kit to review for this blog shower which includes a pack ofDiapers, Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner, Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, Disinfecting Wipes-35 count, Baby Wipes Tub, Baby Wipes Refill, Baby Laundry Detergent,  All Purpose Cleaner, Natural Paper Towels, and a Seventh Gen Recycled Bag.
Talk about awesome right?! I have used everything but the diapers and am super pleased with it all! The cleaners do a great job and it feels so great to know I am getting everything clean and disinfected without using nasty chemicals that could irritate Amber’s skin at the least and poison her at the worst! The wipes worked well although they could have been a little more moist and I felt like I had to use several for the “big messes”, but the best part was since they are all natural they didn’t irritate Amber’s sensitive skin at all, which was wonderful!
I would highly recommend these products to anyone! Some of my very favorite shower gifts with Amber was when people bought me loads of diapers-you just really can’t go wrong with that!
One lucky reader will win their very own Natural Baby Starter Kit!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry) Comments such as “great giveaway” alone are not acceptable. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit the Seventh Generation Website and let me know what product you’d love to try!
**Additional Entries**
Because every home should have good chemical free cleaners!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! 🙂
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me and @SeventhGen on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win a Natural Baby Starter Kit from @SeventhGen ! @coastiewife321 http://tinyurl.com/y7vj49o ends 5/3 #giveaway Pls RT!
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me da_angel_321@yahoo.com
1 Entry ~ Snag my Baby Boy Blog Shower button! You know you want to join in the fun! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Snag my regular blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
This Giveaway will end 5/3/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!

Bath Luve Baby Boy Blog Shower *Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Chip who won***
As a newborn Amber absolutely hated baths! She would scream and scream! Newborns are so sensitive to heat and cold that having half her body in the water and half out just made her very uncomfy and unhappy! Don’t believe me? Just look at this face!
Pretty pitiful right? Apparently Amber wasn’t the only little baby who hated being cold during bath times and that was why the Bath Luve was invented! This is absolutely ingenious!!! You place it in the warm water and then you use it to cover your baby up so they stay nice and warm and comfy through the whole bath time!
Aren’t they so cute?! Seriously one of the the coolest things ever! And at $6.99 a piece, they’re really a steal as well! I can’t wait to use one to use it to keep Tyler nice and comfy for his baths! Then maybe we’ll both be smiling! I was supposed to receive a Bath Luve to review but it got lost in the mail-so look for a full review once I get it! 🙂
One lucky reader will receive their very own Bath Luve!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry) Comments such as “great giveaway” alone are not acceptable. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit the Bath Luve Website and tell me which Luve is your favorite!
**Additional Entries**
Because this is seriously one of best inventions ever!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! 🙂
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win a Bath Luve! @coastiewife321 http://tinyurl.com/y3z2a9k  ends 5/2 #giveaway Pls RT!
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me da_angel_321@yahoo.com
1 Entry ~ Snag my Baby Boy Blog Shower button! You know you want to join in the fun! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Snag my regular blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
1 Entry ~ Type as many proper names of animal babies as possible (i.e., duck – duckling) Get one entry for every correct proper 3 names you email me da_angel_321@yahoo.com ! 🙂
This Giveaway will end 5/2/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!

NUK Genius Baby Boy Blog Shower *Review*

As you all know, Amber loved her paci. I mean, loved it! Unless you’re a brand new follower you also know that we finally just “ditched” it a few weeks ago-lol! She still asks for it every night at bedtime!!! I’m just fine with the fact she loved it though, because in my mind pacis are worth their weight in gold!
So I was doing a happy dance when I received the NUK Genius Pacifier for Tyler (I have had to keep it hidden in the closet so Amber doesn’t try to get it, lol!) I think sometimes pacis get a bad rap but they’re really great for many reasons. The biggest is that studies have found that if you have your baby fall asleep while using a pacifier their risk of SIDS drops by quite a bit! That right there should be enough to make any parent rush out and buy one! I know that pacis were my life savers on all the long plane rides and road trips we’ve taken since Amber was born!
The reason the NUK Genius is so cool is that it’s special design makes it have several features that I look for when purchasing a paci. It’s super soft and designed by a dentist so messing up baby teeth isn’t a concern! The thing I love the most about it is the design was especially created to help out nursing moms so they won’t have to worry about nipple confusion, woo hoo! Any breastfeeding friendly product gains super brownie points with me!
And of course if you’re a parent you’ll immediately recognize the NUK brand-not only are they the #1 pacifier selling brand in America but they carry a plethora of other baby goodies as well! I am actually planning on buying a sippy cup from them for Amber when we go shopping tonight!

Smart Mom Jewelry Baby Blog Shower *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Kim Benton who won***
I’ve always loved the idea of nursing necklaces and always wanted to get one for Amber, but never did. When I saw Smart Mom Jewelry I knew it was exactly what I had wanted all along! Completely cute and functional, these stylish necklaces are nursing and teething necklaces all rolled in to one!
I was lucky enough to receive the three gorgeous necklaces pictured above! Smart Mom carries a ton of different necklace colors in both solids and patterns.
I love them! They’re super duper high quality and look so much like “real” jewelry that is all the rage right now. It will be so nice to have jewelry that I will actually want my baby to stick in his mouth, lol!
I’m not the only one who fell in love with the necklaces! (go figure!) Amber immediately wanted to wear the “pretty necklace”. What I thought was adorable was she knew exactly what to do with it! I honestly didn’t tell her what it was for at all, other than it was a necklace. 🙂 Such a smart girl! I guess her baby doll must be teething 😉
One lucky reader will get their very own Smart Mom Necklace in their newest color, Pink Calcite!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit Smart Mom Jewelry’s Website and tell me what color is your favorite!
**Additional Entries**
Because these are so cute and practical!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! 🙂
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me on Twitter and Tweet. You may copy/paste the following:
Win a Pink Calcite Necklace from Smart Mom @coastiewife321 http://tinyurl.com/y5owkyc ends 5/2 #giveaway Pls RT!
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me da_angel_321@yahoo.com
1 Entry ~ Snag my Baby Boy Blog Shower button! You know you want to join in the fun! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Snag my regular blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
1 Entry ~ Type out a list from a to z, then next to each letter try to come up with a word dealing with babies that starts with that letter in two minutes! Email me da_angel_321@yahoo.com your list when you’re done. The person with the most receives 5 extra entries!
This Giveaway will end 5/2/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!

SwaddleDesigns Baby Boy Blog Shower *Review & Giveaway*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to LLL with Leslie who won***
I absolutely loved the “baby episode” of The Office. It did such a great job of portraying exactly what the hospital stay with your first baby is like (the birth–not so much, but definitely the stay)! The part that made me laugh the most is when they’re trying to swaddle their baby in the middle of the night and freaking out because they can’t remember how the nurses told them to do it. This brought back a major flash back to me and Bob at 3 a.m. in the hospital–doing the exact same thing!!!
So when I saw the SwaddleDesigns Marquisette Swaddling Blanket I received from SwaddleDesigns has swaddling directions sewn onto it–I was super impressed! That is exactly what every exhausted bleary eyed parent needs at 4 a.m.! 😀
That wasn’t the only thing I absolutely loved about this blanket though! Not only is it super adorable with the little fishy prints it’s also made out of Cotton Marquisette which similar to muslin, but much softer due to finer threads and higher thread count (it really is super duper soft!) They sent it to me since Tyler is due in July and it’s super lightweight and will ensure he will be snug as a bug without being overheated!
I was so impressed with SwaddleDesigns because when I contacted them about the shower they noticed on my blog that I have a daughter so they also sent me the Baby Lovie – Bright Blue Polka Dot for Amber! It is so cute and the whole back is satin so it is also super soft and just perfect for little fingers to rub! As I’m sure you know a big part of SIDs guidlines tell you not to put anything in the crib with your baby, including fluffy blankets. Once a baby turns 6 months it is recommended you give them a “lovie” so that it can help them self soothe (and sleep through the night even better!) though. The baby lovie is perfect for this because at 14×14 inches it fits within the requirements of being small enough to be “ok” to sleep with 🙂 Not to mention on top of all that it’s super adorable as well!!!
So I know now you’re just dying to buy some of these wonderful blankies, right? Well I have great news! SwaddleDesigns is offering my readers a special 10% discount off regularly priced items on their website! Just use the coupon code MadeinUSA when you check out!
But wait–there’s more! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself, haha)
One lucky reader will get to choose a Baby Lovie or a Marquisette Swaddling Blanket!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older only
As always be sure I have a way to get your email address so I can tell you that you won! If I don’t have an easy way to get it I will automatically choose a new winner. A new winner will also automatically be chosen if any of the entries are not followed specifically (such as doing the mandatory entry) Comments such as “great giveaway” alone are not acceptable. Also leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you do! One comment = one entry!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
Visit SwaddleDesigns Website and tell me another great product you’d love to have! (other than the two I mentioned here of course)
**Additional Entries**
Because every baby needs a good blankie!
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one but each you do counts as an extra entry! I have lots of nice stuff, I promise! 🙂
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me and @SwaddleDesigns on Twitter and Tweet. Be sure to leave me the link! You may copy/paste the following:
Win a Blanket from @SwaddleDesigns ! @coastiewife321 http://tinyurl.com/y7d8srb ends 5/2 #giveaway Pls RT!
1 Entry ~ Follow @SwaddleDesigns on Twitter and tweet about your favorite @SwaddleDesigns print or product!
1 Entry ~ Become a Fan of Swaddle Designs and let them know on their wall what your favorite SwaddleDesigns print or product is! (Feel free to tell them I sent you their way 😉 )
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me da_angel_321@yahoo.com
1 Entry ~ Snag my Baby Boy Blog Shower button! You know you want to join in the fun! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
1 Entry ~ Snag my regular blog button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
This Giveaway will end 5/2/10 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via random.org contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!