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Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: May 2010

May 31, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures (Giveaway Linky for 6/1-6/8)

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(I will keep adding to this list as each giveaway goes live. Makes it easier to use as your reference base OR you can use the lists on the right, in the margin.)

Giveaways
ending on 6/5/2010, Saturday:


* 50$ Cute as a Bug boutique GC (6/5)
* John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd (6/5)
* Being a Friend dvd (6/5)


Live Giveaways

* 50$ Walmart GC from Aquafresh (6/9)
* 25$ Sam's Club GC + Nature Valley Trail Mix Pack (6/12)
* 7mm freshwater pearl earrings from Pittsburgh Jewelry Store (6/19)
* Dinners on a Dime Cookbook (6/19)

*CSN Store Super Kid's Prize Pick (6/19)
* VTech MobiGo Learning System (6/19)


Baby/Mommy Giveaways

* Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper for baby (6/12)




Note: I don't scout through and pick the winner I want...the Random Generator does that...so your odds of winning are just as great even if you're the 246th entrant or the 3rd! (Plus my readers have won several times over....the secret is tweet, tweet, tweet those daily entry modes!)


*Feel free to add your giveaways to the Tuesday's Treasures Linky but please ensure you link directly to the giveaway and not your blog's main page....makes entering the giveaway much easier.
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CLOSED: Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks with Nature Valley (+Giveaway)

* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

Looking for a healthy 'munchie' to sustain your family on those trips out to the park, the beach or even just a trek out into the Nature Reserves? Well General Mills has just the snack you need with their Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola bars.

In collaboration with My Blog Spark, General Mills sent us a Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks pack that held
  • A stock up sized pack of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola bars (Fruit & Nut) and
  • A 25$ Sam's Club gift card

These 100% natural snack bars, made up of rolled oats are 25% richer in almonds, peanuts, raisins and cranberries and the wrappers do state that they hold no artificial preservatives whatsoever plus each bar is just 140 calories in whole.

Woo-hoo...Bring It On!


This is a hot favorite in our home. Hubby loves it, Mommy loves it and I relish every single morsel of it greedily. (I have to add that this is such a wholesome healthy 'munchie' especially when I've wanted to chomp on something right after nursing Bunny Boo.) The only one we're yet to convince to eat it happily is Bunny girl. The dried fruits seem to keep her away from taking a bite of the chewy bar!

If you frequent your local Sam's Club for deals on your groceries, you really should take a walk down to the snack aisle and pick up the stock up sized pack of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola bars they carry.


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win a Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks pack that will include
  • A stock up sized pack of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola bars and
  • A 25$ Sam's Club gift card

Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Tell me which Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix pack you'd like to try.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm tryin to win a 25$ Sam's Club GC & Trail Mix bars pack http://bit.ly/b1AtRd #giveaway #win #naturevalley #ebmr #samsclub

3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


* Please ensure your Blogger Profile holds your email address. If it's set to private or your email address does not show, please add the same in your comments*


This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on June 12 2010 at 10 pm Central time.




** EBMR Disclaimer: I was sent a Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks pack for review purposes by General Mills, through My Blog Spark. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self and information provided by General Mills. Please note that the personal opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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May 30, 2010

CLOSED: Summer Infant's Rest Assured Sleeper (+ Giveaway)

* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

If you're still figuring out what you need to get for your new baby and need more than just a little help in picking the right products, I would suggest you click on over to Summer Infant.
You will find "safe, sensible and quality products with the best features and the broadest range of selection for you and your baby".... a rich Mommy and Baby product line for choice!

I am totally pro co-sleeping. We've seen the benefits this has had with Bunny girl and without an inkling of doubt, knew that this was what we wanted to do with Bunny Boo. It was naturally a blessing when we were sent the Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper for review.


The Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper is, to put it simply, a mini bed for your infant that may be placed upon your bed to allow for safer co-sleeping. It's held together by a sturdy metal frame and surrounded by mesh netting to allow air circulation. The features only begin here..
  • It has a reticulated Aircare foam pad that allows for breathability
  • A removable washable pad
  • It's collapsible, making transportation and storage from room to room or while traveling easy.
  • The Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper even comes equipped with an electronics unit that plays 4 melodies, 2 nature sounds, 1 womb sound (Seriously!) and also has 2 levels of vibration to lull baby to sleep.
  • It also comes with a nightlight that can be adjusted to 5 intensities of light
  • It includes a 5 minute timer and
  • A pocket to hold diapers, wipes and other necessities you may require for baby during the night

I have to admit that we're yet to attach the electronics unit and try it out with Bunny Boo in the Sleeper (We don't want him to get dependent on needing music or a vibration to fall asleep) but even minus the same, once swaddled up and fed, he's all set for night-night!

I would definitely recommend getting one of these especially if you'd like to co-sleep with your precious little bundle!

Buy it:

You can buy the Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper exclusively from Babies R Us for 59.99 US$


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win a Summer Infant Rest Assured Sleeper


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Look through the Summer Infant site and tell me another product you think would be useful.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm tryin to win Summer Infant's Rest Assured Sleeper on EBMR's (6/12) http://bit.ly/biTuwo #giveaway #win #baby #cosleep #ebmr

3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


* Please ensure your Blogger Profile holds your email address. If it's set to private or your email address does not show, please add the same in your comments*


This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on June 12 2010 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer:
Summer Infant
sent me the featured product for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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Winners of the giveaways that ended on 5/22 & 5/29

CONGRATULATIONS!!

The last set of our Baby Bounty Bash winners have been picked and today there's a long list of winners. Thank you for helping make the Baby Bounty Bash a big success. This doesn't mean the end of great Baby and Mommy related giveaways but just the beginning of some great things ahead!

* Winner of the Safety 1st Deluxe Play Yard is #695- Jennifer M

* Winner of the Guidecraft's Moon and Stars Media Carousel is #137- JE

* Winner of the Eleven Collection shoes is #287- Miriamma

* Winner of the Missiko's Hana Standard Flat Iron-Pink Edition is #303- Fine Insanity

* Winner of The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat is #517- Cgclynsg0

* Winner of the 75$ Mayfair Lane GC is #110- Sohomolina

* Winner of the Wubbzy dvd: Escape from Dino Island is # 173- FDP4LIFE

* Winner of the JELL-O Prize Pack is #238- Amanda

* Winner of the 100 customized half fold brochures from Brochures Printing Online is #17- Jaime

* Winner of the 48$ 12 book 'I CAN READ' Zonderkidz Prize Pack is #44- Nicole

* Winners of the Barney Let's Play Outside dvd
  • #15- Meredith
  • #60-Amy
* Winner of the Who's Missing? - A Calico Critters game is #49- Cynthia

* Winners of the Babies Movie Tickets Giveaway
  • #67- Tammylynne
  • #40- Terri
  • #37- Anthy
  • #62- Clallen
  • #2- LouEffie
* Winner of the Milk Smart Mama Nursing Top is #147- Karen

* Winner of the The Baby Bunch's box of 4 organic cupcake onesies is #151- Bitt of Raw

Congratulations to all the winners. I hope you enjoy your wins. (Will be emailing you all later today)

A big thank you goes out to everyone who entered these giveaways...don't lose heart as we have so many giveaways live and more yet to come. (You never know which one you may win!)

Also if you've won once on my blog, it doesn't mean you can't win again. Many of my readers have won twice, thrice and even four times on the blog giveaways. If the random generator picks your number you will be a winner....even if you've won before!


Live Giveaways

* 50$ Cute as a Bug boutique GC (6/5)
* John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd (6/5)
* Being a Friend dvd (6/5)


NOTE:

* If any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his or her name has been posted/ emailed, I will pick a new winner

* All winners are chosen using the Random.org generator.

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May 28, 2010

And now we are 4 !


Bunny Boo arrived into our lives this past Monday a little past 12.20 pm, weighing a good 8 lbs. By God's Grace I had a beautiful delivery, an awesome OBG, a great nurse and the best epidural ever!! (My first and boy, do I wish I got one when I had Bunny girl. It made the entire delivery experience such a beauty!)

Our little Prince has made our family complete and has filled his big sister's heart with so much joy. (You should see the way he stops crying to listen to her voice in the next room or even searches with his eyes when she hops into the room calling his name. Precious!)


I did mean to post pictures and the BIG NEWS the very next day when I got discharged but have been resting a bit this whole week and feel fresh and re-energized!

Thank you for all your prayers, support and love. God was in control from the beginning of Bunny Boo's conception till the moment he made his way out of my womb and into our arms. I have so much to testify but will leave that for a few future posts....God has been so good!

"Everyone shall stand in awe and confess the greatness of the miracles of God...they will realize what amazing things He does." - Psalm 64:9, TLB





P.S. The winners of the giveaways that ended last week will be announced along with this week's winners on Sunday. I have a ton of great stuff ahead so do keep reading!

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May 21, 2010

Still here!

Quick note to let you all know I'm still here. Went in for my OBG check up this morning and all looks well. Yes I did hit full term today and my precious little Bunny Boo just looks too comfortable inside to want to come out anytime soon (accord to my Doc). So Monday early morning we will be going in to the hospital to get induced...please do keep us in prayer.
God has been so awesome .....
  • Have had a great pregnancy so far
  • Tests done and scans have looked good till date
  • Attended 4 awesome revival meetings in my church last week and boy has God been showing up in such beautiful ways! We've had testimonies of cancerous lumps melting away, spines straightened, diabetes healed....4 meetings filled with miracles and reports to confirm the same thereafter AND the biggest miracle of all....people giving their lives to the Lord!
  • Had my Mommy fly down safely and get here before our little Prince arrives.
  • Was able to attend Bunny girl's fabulous end of year preschool performance last evening. (Really didn't know my little girl had rhythm, spunk and confidence on stage. She was the cutest little frog and a bold little singer. Ofcourse the class sang Barney's closing song-I Love You! - so my little Madam sang that out with gusto!)
I'm sorry I haven't posted yesterday and today and do want to put up a few reviews and giveaways (I have to give you a heads up that there are some really great sponsors that have stuff to give my readers...Woohoo!) before I take a few days off with having Bunny Boo. (I will be back with more goodies once I spend some time with my little Bunny)

Do continue to keep up in prayer. God has been so faithful and we're continuing to trust Him for a great delivery and a healthy bonny little Bunny Boo to hold and love in our arms.

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May 19, 2010

CLOSED: Being a Friend dvd (+ Giveaway-2 winners)

* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

Join Emily, Bob, Barney and Fireman Sam as they teach the young viewer essential gems in building strong friendships in the latest dvd release- Being a Friend.

From learning with Emily (from Thomas & Friends) the importance of accepting new friends irrespective of what they look like to helping each other (with Bob and Lofty) and being a loving buddy (with Barney's friends and Fireman Sam), your little preschooler will enjoy all four featured episodes:
  • Thomas & Friends- Emily and the Garbage
  • Bob the Builder- Lofty's Banana Tree
  • Barney- Making a Move and
  • Fireman Sam- Norman's Invisible Friend.
This is a great dvd especially if you will be introducing your little one to a preschool environment soon or even if you have a young preschooler who would love to hear the important 'Friend Rules' Mommy or Daddy have talked about, reiterated by their favorite characters on the big screen.

This May 18th 2010 release from Hit Entertainment and Lionsgate production has an approximate run time of 56 minutes and includes a bonus episode with our favorite little ballerina mouse Angelina, who stars in 'Angelina's Dance Partner'

(Thanks to Andrea Blain Public Relations we received this dvd to preview.)


Buy it:

You can buy Being a Friend on Amazon.com for 13.49 US$.


Win it:

Two readers will have the opportunity to win a dvd copy of
Being a Friend


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Just leave a comment telling me who your preschooler would love to watch on this dvd.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm trying to win Being a Friend dvd(2 winners) at EBMR's-6/5- http://bit.ly/d608Lu #giveaway #win #dvd #preschool #friend


3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


* Please ensure your Blogger Profile holds your email address. If it's set to private or your email address does not show, please add the same in your comments*


This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 2 winners will be chosen with the random.org generator on June 5 2010 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer: ABPR sent me this dvd for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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CLOSED: John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd (+ Giveaway)


* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

For all big John Deere machine lovers, both big and small, John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd is filled with their excavators, front end loaders, dozers, backhoes, scrapers and more!

Watch and learn all the 'scoop' about a Grader plowing snow in the Rockies, Excavators digging dirt and loading big dump trucks, Dozers climbing hills and pushing dirt, Front end loaders moving big rocks in a quarry and even feast your eyes on one of John Deere's latest powerful beauties, the four track 764.

This April 13th 2010 release from TM Books & Video has an approximate run time of 40 minutes and is packed with fun facts, catchy music, viewer chuckles and a 'Lets Pretend' game.

(Thanks to Andrea Blain Public Relations we received this dvd to preview.)


Buy it:

You can buy John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd for 14.95 US$.


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win a copy of
John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Just leave a comment telling me who you'd like to win this dvd for.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm trying to win John Deere's Earth Action Mover dvd at EBMR's (6/5) http://bit.ly/9s1QYv #giveaway #win #johndeere #dvd


3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


* Please ensure your Blogger Profile holds your email address. If it's set to private or your email address does not show, please add the same in your comments*


This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on June 5 2010 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer: ABPR sent me this dvd for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the information provided by the sponsor.**

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May 18, 2010

CLOSED:Cute as a Bug boutique (+50$ GC Giveaway)

* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

Though less than a year old, Celeste Graham's exclusively chic and absolutely adorable Canadian based boutique has won a special place in my heart. Cute as a Bug boutique has the cream when you're talking about kids and babies apparel.

For your newborn, you can choose from onesies, diaper covers, tutus, swimwear, shoes, socks, hats and what not!



(Mommies, you even have a tab with baby gear and musts that you can shop from.)

For your son you can choose from a variety of hoodies, jeans, pants, tops, tees and shorts. (Sizes 2-8 available)



If you have a daughter, be prepared to go crazy with the options you have to dress up your little Princess, with the hats, swimwear, special occasion dresses, outerwear, pettiskirts and more! (Sizes 2-8 available)



Bunny girl was sent a beautiful Hot Pink Knit Ruffle Dress which she plans to wear to church this evening and to pick up her Granny from the airport. The material is a soft cotton knit and though simple, the ruffled roses on the border and the pretty ruffled sleeves add elegance to the entire dress.


The pink dress is a beautiful dress but the one that took our breath away was the Red Flocked Dot Satin dress.



As soon as Bunny girl slipped this on, she twirled and danced all around the carpet and when asked to pause to allow me to take a picture she immediately plonked down onto the carpet and assumed a 'Princess Pose'.



This dress is, as I said, absolutely breathtaking! The picture on the site does no justice to it whatsoever!!

This is a cotton/polyester lined satin dress with a beautiful satin bow on the front and a tie up sash at the back. The glitter circles and the satin felt circles add to the grandeur of the dress. This is without a doubt, one of the prettiest dresses Bunny girl has had till date and I'm really hoping we have a very special occasion coming up to allow her to wear the same and feel just like a Princess in it!
(Quick heads up. This dress is presently on sale for half its original price and I think its a steal! Its available in sizes 2T-6x. Hurry to order one for your Princess)

I love the collection of goodies Celeste offers and sincerely hope she will expand her collection for boys as I'd love to pick up something as special as Bunny girl's treasured 'gown' for Bunny Boo.


Buy it:

You can buy the Red Flocked Dot Satin dress on sale for 24.99$(Original price: 54.99$) and the Hot Pink Knit Ruffle Dress for 42$.


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win a 50$ gift certificate that may be used towards anything on the Cute as a Bug boutique site.


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Look through the Cute as a Bug boutique and tell me one product you'd use your gift certificate towards, if you won.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Follow Cute as a Bug on Twitter

- Fan/Like Cute as a Bug on Facebook

- Subscribe to Cute as a Bug's mailing list.

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm trying to win a 50$ GC to Cute as a Bug boutiqueat EBMR's(6/5) http://bit.ly/aC4ici #giveaway #win #kids #giftcertificate


3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


* Please ensure your Blogger Profile holds your email address. If it's set to private or your email address does not show, please add the same in your comments*


This giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on June 5 2010 at 10 pm Central time.




** EBMR Disclaimer: Cute as a Bug boutique sent me the featured dresses for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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Six fun family vacation activites Bunny girl loves


When the forthcoming summer holidays come around Bunny girl has a few things on her mini list that she plans to do. Considering she's only 4, this mini list was generated as a result of some of her summer fun last year and prompted by the latest Twitter Moms and Williamsburg Tourism campaign. (Would you like to join in the campaign fun too? Just click this link to find out how you too can be a part of the fun 'Blog Vacation Activities Hop')

1. Shamu, here we come!

No vacation is ever complete without a visit to Sea World. Somehow my little Bunny refuses to tire of seeing the same shows, doing the same things at Sea World. Somehow Shamu (The killer whale), Clyde, Seymour (the sealions), Uncle Max (the walrus) and the dolphins are a must do on her list. Last year we clinched a great deal for an annual member ship. This year we're hoping to find a deal better than the 'buy a kids ticket for only 5$ when you buy an adult's ticket at regular price' especially as we know visiting Sea World just cannot be a once in a year pilgrimage for Bunny girl!


2. Enroll in the local reading programs

I guess you can't really consider this a vacation activity but in our family it's something that just has to be done with summer rolling in. Bunny girl is crazy about books and I'm just waiting for her to begin reading independently. Ever since she was 2, we'd enroll her into the local summer reading programs and she loved the little treats and fun events she'd get to attend as a result of completing the reading lists for that vacation.


3. Splish-Splash!

What vacation is ever complete without a dip in the pool! This summer we plan to enroll our little swimmer for swimming lessons. She can manage well in the water but I think as parents we'd prefer for her to undergo some professional training just so that our parental nerves can rest a bit!!


4. Pair education and fun even on a vacation.

Now that our preschooler is a little older she has begun to take an interest to 'learning trips' not just to vacations but also to nature parks and the zoo especially as she's crazy about animals and being outdoors. I just wish our local zoo was in town as I would have loved to put her in to the 'Animal Ambassador' program and allow her to interact with animals on a weekly basis and learn more about various creatures, both big and small.


5. Develop a new hobby/learning a new sport

I think this summer our little one is ready to learn an instrument (my heart's desire!) or learn a new sport (Hubby's heart's desire!). Most local communities organize sports camps and music camps to develop the interest for a new hobby/sport in young ones. I love that the fees are moderately priced to allow parents to enlist their little ones into the program and test out to see if they really have an aptitude for that particular hobby/instrument /sport. We'd really love for her to take up something she'd enjoy and not something we want her to enjoy.


6. Attend Vacation Bible School

This is something Bunny girl loves as she gets to learn fun songs, learn Bible stories, work on some great crafts and get to meet lots of new kids her age. This year as she's a little older, she will have the opportunity to attend a few more Vacation Bible Schools in our area. I just wish they had these spaced out over the summer and not just focussed in the month of June.


I can't wait for summer to roll in as this vacation will be packed with some fun activities and an additional bonus will be having Bunny Boo with us and my Mommy and Sister spending the summer with us. Yippee!!





** EBMR Disclaimer: “I wrote this blog post while participating in the Williamsburg Tourism and TwitterMoms blogging program for a chance to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” **

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Tuesday's Treasures (Giveaway Linky for 5/18-5/25)

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(I will keep adding to this list as each giveaway goes live. Makes it easier to use as your reference base OR you can use the lists on the right, in the margin.)

Giveaways
ending on 5/22/2010, Saturday:


Baby Bounty Bash

FOR BABY:
And more giveaways


* 75$ Mayfair Lane GC (5/29)
* Wubbzy dvd: Escape from Dino Island (5/29)
* JELL-O Prize Pack (5/29)
* 100 customized half fold brochures from Brochures Printing Online (5/29)
* 48$ 12 book 'I CAN READ' Zonderkidz Prize Pack (5/29)
* Barney Let's Play Outside dvd (5/29)- 2 winners
* Who's Missing? - A Calico Critters game (5/29)
* Babies Movie Tickets Giveaway (5/29)-5 winners, 3 tkts each

Mommy and Baby Giveaways

* Milk Smart Mama Nursing Top (5/29)
* The Baby Bunch's box of 4 organic cupcake onesies (5/29)




Note: I don't scout through and pick the winner I want...the Random Generator does that...so your odds of winning are just as great even if you're the 246th entrant or the 3rd! (Plus my readers have won several times over....the secret is tweet, tweet, tweet those daily entry modes!)


*Feel free to add your giveaways to the Tuesday's Treasures Linky but please ensure you link directly to the giveaway and not your blog's main page....makes entering the giveaway much easier.
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May 17, 2010

CLOSED: Babies-The Movie (+15 Tickets Giveaway: 5 winners)


The Focus Feature movie everyone has been talking about was finally released this Mother's day in theaters all over the US. Babies is a one of a kind movie documentary following the lives of 4 precious babies in 4 different parts of the world- Africa, Japan, Mongolia and the US.

Thomas Balmès, the award-winning filmmaker, adapted the idea for this movie from the movie's producer Alain Chabat. This beautifully captured art documentary, introduces the viewer to Ponijao, Mari, Bayar and Hattie and takes the viewer on a journey through the 4 babies' lives right from infant-hood through till they take their first few independent steps as tots.



We watched the trailer to this movie when we'd taken Bunny girl to watch Disneynature's Oceans and Hubby and I immediately looked at each other and agreed that we had to watch this once it hit the theaters.
From the little that we did get to watch the one thing rang out loud and clear....Babies are the same all over the world. Irrespective of their environment, material haves and have nots, they will grow up to be healthy and possess strong, independent personalities of their own.

(I think this is a lesson we as parents in the land of plenty need to remember. Our little ones don't need everything available in the market to grow up to be strong individuals, physically or emotionally. It was a reminder to me especially as Bunny girl spent her 1st year back home in India and she never did have all that Bunny Boo has been blessed with in the form of gifts, baby gear etc but she has blossomed beautifully, by God's Grace.)


I can't wait till our tickets come through in the post. I've heard great things about this movie and I'm hoping our tickets do get here before Bunny Boo does else I may have to wait a bit to watch this.
(I'm posting this prior to actually watching the movie just in case Bunny Boo does arrive before the tickets do and I really do want my 5 winners to watch Babies while its hot, hot, hot in your local theaters!!)


Win it:

Johnson's is one of the movie's main sponsors and they've generously offered five readers the opportunity to win three tickets each (7.50 US$ value each) in movie cash form to view Focus Feature's latest release Babies


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment telling me any one heartwarming moment you've had with your little one or a baby you know.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Like Babies on Facebook

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm trying to win 3 tickets to watch Babies-The Movie(5 winners)at EBMR's(5/29)http://bit.ly/9lnlQ9 #giveaway #win #babies


3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

- Fan me on Facebook.

-Snag my Blog button

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


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This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on May 29 2010 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer: Johnson's will be sending me 3 movie tickets to view this movie. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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Winners of the 12 giveaways that ended on 5/15

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I apologize for the delay in announcing the list of winners drawn on 5/15. Bunny Boo inside has been tiring me down (EDD is just 4 days away!) and yesterday we had 2 special services at church so I was pooped to the bone physically but refreshed in my spirit.
As a result of the long weekend the 'Winners Announcement' just had to go up today. Here are our winners.......


* Winner of the Personalized Kids 'N' Caboodle Leather Soled Baby Shoes is #133- Kathy Luman

* Winner of the Sandra Magsamen apparels/keepsakes is #11- Lisa

* Winner of the Coddlelife feeding bottle is #51- Gina

* Winners of the Baby Orajel Smart Dose Teething Gel packs are
  • #35- Tricityty
  • #12- Hollowsin
  • #48- Busiemommie
  • #60- Bonita12
  • #21- Jennifer
* Winner of the Barley & Birch Organic Tee is #141- Island girl

* Winner of the 3 pack Tommee Tippee 5 fl oz feeding bottles is #73- Cari

* Winner of the Cleverly Gifted's Dwell Studio Tote is #216- One day it will be alright

* Winner of the Womb for Two Pregnancy Wedges is #161- Cindy

* Winner of the Rattlecake Diaper Cakes 25$ GC + Book is #62- The Canady Family (Please email me as I can't seem to find an email address for you.)

* Winner of the All Things Labels personalized pack of 100 name labels is #37- Jus and Kat

* Winner of Guesstures is #156- Connie Black

* Winner of the Wonder Hanger pack is #104 -Karen


Congratulations to all the winners. I hope you enjoy your wins. (Will be emailing you all later today)

A big thank you goes out to everyone who entered these giveaways...don't lose heart as we have so many giveaways live and more yet to come. (You never know which one you may win!)

Also if you've won once on my blog, it doesn't mean you can't win again. Many of my readers have won twice, thrice and even four times on the blog giveaways. If the random generator picks your number you will be a winner....even if you've won before!


Baby Bounty Bash

FOR BABY:
And more giveaways


* Eleven Collection shoes (5/22)
* Missiko's Hana Standard Flat Iron-Pink Edition (5/22)
* 75$ Mayfair Lane GC (5/29)
* Wubbzy dvd: Escape from Dino Island (5/29)
* JELL-O Prize Pack (5/29)
* 100 customized half fold brochures from Brochures Printing Online (5/29)
* 48$ 12 book 'I CAN READ' Zonderkidz Prize Pack (5/29)
* Barney Let's Play Outside dvd (5/29)- 2 winners
* Who's Missing? - A Calico Critters game (5/29)


Mommy and Baby Giveaways

* Milk Smart Mama Nursing Top (5/29)
* The Baby Bunch's box of 4 organic cupcake onesies (5/29)


NOTE:

* If any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his or her name has been posted/ emailed, I will pick a new winner

* All winners are chosen using the Random.org generator.

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May 15, 2010

CLOSED: Who's Missing'- A Calico Critters game (+Giveaway)

* Click here to view the name(s) of the winner(s)*

International Playthings has been servicing the 'kids games' market with a host of preschool educational games for the past 40 odd years. I love games for preschoolers that are challenging, educational, enjoyable and fun for even the grownups to play along and International Playthings sent us one such game.....'Who's Missing'- A Calico Critters game


(If you don't know what a
Calico Critter is, you really should hop over to their site and visit the Marmalade bears, the Norwood mice, the Cottontail rabbits and other adorable little animals and their families.)

Who's Missing' is a card game that can be played 3 different ways, thereby creating 3 whole new games. The 3 games you can play with your preschooler are
  1. Who's Missing? - A memory game.
  2. No more Critters- A game to see who can get rid of their cards the fastest.
  3. Calico Critter Rummy - A game to find 7 cards of the same number.


With Bunny girl, we've only played the 'Who's Missing?' game as she loves memory games and we felt it was just more appropriate for her age.


We initially start off with placing out 5 cards and after she has studied the same, we hide one away (while her eyes are closed) and ask her to name the missing card. As she gets better at this, we increase the number of cards to 6 cards.
We even play variances of the game. For instance, we may hide 2 cards and ask her to name both the missing cards.

It's a fun game to sharpen a child's memory recollection especially as he/she not only has to remember which Calico Critter was on the card but how many members in the family were featured on the card.

'Who's Missing'- The Calico Critters game is a 48 card pack and can be played by children as young as 3 years old. This is a great compact game to carry along on long flights and train journeys. I have to be honest that it is one game that both Hubby and I enjoy playing with Bunny girl and that we're yet to beat our little one's pile of 'guessed' cards!!



Buy it:

You can buy 'Who's Missing'- The Calico Critters game for 9.99 US$.


Win it:

One reader will have the opportunity to win
'Who's Missing'- The Calico Critters game.


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Visit the Calico Critters site and tell me a fun product you found.


2. Love on the Sponsor-

- Join the Calico Critters Club

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet once daily...

RT @ebmommy I'm trying to win Who's Missing'- A fun preschoolers Calico Critters game at EBMR's(5/29)http://bit.ly/dtlZiX #giveaway #win


3. Four additional entries: (1 entry each)-

-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS feeds, email updates

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-Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)


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This giveaway is open to US Residents only, 18 years and above. 1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on May 29 2010 at 10 pm Central time.





** EBMR Disclaimer: International Playthings sent me this game for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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