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Saturday, April 10, 2010

it's time...for a(nother) giveaway ((day six))

can you believe this week of giveaways is over?! i wish i had more to give...well actually i do have a small giveaway that i'm thinking about doing next week. so stayed tuned for that. ANYWAYS.

if you have yet to enter the other five giveaways be sure to do that! the links are at the top. there were/are some GREAT giveaways this week. and the last one is just as great!!

a few months ago, i won a $25 gift certificate to a little mom owned business called 'it's time'. it's a great business...they essentially pack a labor bag for you. it's a brilliant idea. and i was excited to win. and i asked if they'd be willing to sponsor a review/giveaway. and they, obviously, said of course!!

they offer three different types of 'essentials' there is the simply beautiful essentials::

this includes:: Belli Pregnancy Pampering collection (Pampered Pregnancy Body wash, All Day Moisture Body Lotion, Elasticity Belly Oil, Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator), toothbrush and toothpaste, loofah, head band, moisturizing Biggs & Featherbelle Soul Kiss lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, facial tissues, mouthwash, deodorant, hand sanitizer, Desert Essence organic towelettes, Cozy Comfort Dr. Scholl's grippy socks, large terry cloth bath towel, Earth Mama Angel Baby Peaceful Mama Tea and Third Trimester Tea and Earth Mama Angel Baby Happy Mama Spray
i love the earth mama angel baby stuff included!!

of course in case you want more there is the pampered beautiful essentials::
this includes::
Everything in the Simply Beautiful bag along with Olian Maternity PAJAMAS leopard print pants, nursing cami top, robe and matching sleeper and hat for baby or Olian Maternity PAJAMAS paisley pattern loungewear pants, solid button up nursing top, matching sleeper and hat for baby, Belli Motherhood Essentials Kit (Pure Comfort Nursing Cream, Eye Brightening Cream, Body Firming Serum and Moisturizing Hand Sanitizier), Earth Mama Angel Baby Labor Eas Massage Oil, Earth Mama Angel Baby New Bottom Spray, foam filled slippers to relieve the tension in mom-to-be's tired feet and a luxury satin sleep mask for a relaxing night sleep
i love the pajama option in this one, with matching outfit for baby!!

and then they offer the all about me essentials::
this one includes:: well basically WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO! :0)

i fall into the 'all about me' category. i liked some of each of the different essentials, but didn't need ALL of the ones in the pampered. so i got to pick and choose the things i wanted in my bag. i got the super cute pink tote...which is way bigger than i thought. along with a cute pair of pajamas and outfit for miss baby girl E. and then some random things. chap stick, hair ties, toothbrush and paste, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, earth mama angel baby happy mom spray, bottom spray, the pregnancy pampering kit, hand sanitizer, tissues...and i think that's it. plus there's a ton of room left in the bag. so i should be able to throw the rest of the things i need right on in...and my bag is packed. THREE MONTHS before i'm even due. that my friends...is an accomplishment...packing my bag is something i put off. :0)

what i also like about this, is that you don't have to be pregnant to win this prize. i mean there are basic things you could use the $25 gift certificate you win to get from it's time. soooo even if you're not expecting...you can still enter to win!! or maybe you know someone who IS expecting! it seems to me everywhere i look there are pregnant women walking or waddling(that'd be me!) around. :0)

so like i said up for winnings is a $25 gift certificate to it's time!!

::MANDATORY ENTRY::
this one is easy...today is my birthday...so just leave a comment saying happy birthday. and voila...you're entered!

::EXTRA ENTRIES:: (please leave each comment seperately.)

**follow MY blog (or let me know if you do already)**

**grab the GALA BUTTON (or let me know if you did already)**

**blog about the giveaways (or let me know if you did already)**

**how many kids do/did you want when you were 'growing up'? has it changed now?**
((ironically i wanted five when i was younger...then i only wanted three...and now...i'm fine with however many we're given.))

**do you LOVE to hear or HATE to hear labor stories?**
((i absolutely LOVE to hear them...and love to share mine))

and as a reminder...
ALL of the giveaways will END ON APRIL 12th at MIDNIGHT. any comments left between now and APRIL 12th will count for the giveaway.

the winners of each of the giveaways will be announced on April 13th. the winners will have 48 hours to get back to me with their information. failure to do so will result in a new winner being picked. so please be sure to have a way for me to get a hold of you! :0)

thanks again for entering!! this week has been SO SO much fun for me! have a great weekend!!

161 loving words from you.:

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Good morning, Birthday Girl!!!! Hope you have a blesed day.

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I am a follower.

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I have your gala button.

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Looking back, I never talked about having kids. It was only after I had a miscarriage, when we were married for seven months, did I realize that I wanted kids. So after a year of trying, we got preggers with Little man. :)

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I LOVE listening to birth stories. And I love telling both of mine. :) Very exciting.

ThroughAMothersEye said...

Well Happy Birthday!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you! Hope your day is fabulous!

ThroughAMothersEye said...

When I was growing up I wanted 3 kids and I still do!! Though we did recently find out that I may not be able to have another. It has been quite disappointing, but I feel so blessed that we have two beautiful girls!

ThroughAMothersEye said...

And BRING on the labor and delivery stories!! I love them!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!
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Sherry said...

follower :)

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zookeeperjess said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

zookeeperjess said...

I follow your blog :)

zookeeperjess said...

I always wanted at least 5 growing up and now will most likely have 3 or 4 unless we win the lottery. Only thing holding us back is finances!

zookeeperjess said...

I can read, hear, watch labor and birth stories for hours. Love them! It's always amazing hearing how a new life came into the world!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday!!! Yay!! Have a great day!

Holly said...

i follow you

Holly said...

have gala button

Holly said...

I think growing up I only wanted 2 but I am like you and totally fine with however many we are given although I would like at least 1 more!!

Holly said...

I think growing up I only wanted 2 but I am like you and totally fine with however many we are given although I would like at least 1 more!!

Holly said...

I like reading labor and birth stories. I think it's neat to hear how they differ.

Emmalie and Aidan's Mom said...

Happy Birthday girlie! Have a great day.

Emmalie and Aidan's Mom said...

I follow your blog!

Emmalie and Aidan's Mom said...

Growing up, I always wanted a large family since I only had one brother. I think three is our maximum though unfortunately. We want to make sure we can adequately provide for our kids. Maybe four though.

Emmalie and Aidan's Mom said...

I love to hear birth stories as long as they aren't self centered or hero mom birth stories if you know what I mean.

Melissa said...

happy birthday amanda....have a blessed day :0)

Melissa said...

i follow your blog

Melissa said...

when i was growing up i wanted none, zero, zippo kids. yes it has changed. i have 3 now and i kinda want one more. well see what god has planned for us.

Melissa said...

i love hearing about labor stories. and i love sharing too! :0)

The Tesdalls said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Thank you for all of these wonderful giveaways!!:)

The Tesdalls said...

I follow your blog!
kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I have your gala button at thetesdalls.blogspot.com
kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I always wanted three kids growing up because I was one of three, and my thoughts haven't really changed:)
kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Tesdalls said...

I love hearing labor stories!!:)
kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

The Beaver Bunch said...

Ba dum a dum a dum...."They say it's your birthday!"

Ba dum a dum a dum...."It's my birthday too..YEAH!" (except it's not).

Ba dum a dum a dum...."I hope it's really ha-ppy!"

And, that's all I got. Happy Birthday friend! I hope it's more blessed than you could ever imagine!

The Beaver Bunch said...

Once more, I follow you. ;)

The Beaver Bunch said...

Growing up I wanted twin girls. I wanted to name them....(get ready)

Valerie

&

Ballerie.

Disgusting, I know. Sorry if anyone out there is named Ballerie. I apologize in advance.

The Beaver Bunch said...

Generally, I love to hear labor stories. Unless the person is a pessimist. Then, notsomuch.

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Birthday Girl. I hope that your day is blessed.

He & Me + 3 said...

I follow your blog

He & Me + 3 said...

I always wanted a 2 kids. A boy and a girl. Like every one in our family...LOL But God had other plans and I am so blessed with my three gifts.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love to hear labor stories I used to watch the baby story all the time.

Veronica said...

First off, just wanted to say thanks for all the fun giveaways this week! I know it was a lot to put together and everything you're giving away is awesome!

Second, Happy Birthday! Hope that Shaun and the kiddos have something special planned for you today!

Veronica said...

I follow you!

Veronica said...

Gala button still posted!

Veronica said...

Blogged about the giveaways on Monday!

Veronica said...

Don't really think I ever thought about how many kids I wanted to have when I was growing up. I guess I always figured I'd never get married for some reason. Don't know why I thought that. Guess it was because I was really shy and I didn't date a lot.

Now that we'll be having three, I'm really happy and feel like we'll be done. Things just cost so much, esp here in CA and I want to make sure we can provide for our kiddos and I can continue staying home with them!

Veronica said...

I love hearing labor stories, esp ones where something amazing happened and the Lord totally blessed someone with an amazing delivery. I've been praying for an awesome delivery and one that will go quickly and with as little pain as possible. The Lord totally gave me that with Audrey and I know He can do it again!

PunkRockChic said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

PunkRockChic said...

I'm a follower =)

Eliza Rae said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have lots of fun.

Anna Gray said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope it's a great one! =)

Anna Gray said...

I follow ya!!! ♥

Anna Gray said...

Your gala button is on my sidebar! =D

Anna Gray said...

I want 4 to 6 kids (after I'm married, of course!). ♥

Anna Gray said...

Ohmigosh, I ♥ hearing labor stories! This lady told me that she knew a lady who gave birth in an elevator.....sounds uncomfortable. lol. =)

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog.

Stephanie said...

I have your Gala button on my blog.

Stephanie said...

I love to hear and share labor stories - they may not be the prettiest stories, but they are what make us moms and we should be proud of the hard work we endured for our little ones.

Stephanie said...

I always knew I wanted more than one, two or three didn't seem like enough, and four seemed just right...but, now, I just think I'll take as many blessings as the Lord allows, and take them one at a time (hopefully!) ;)

Alicia said...

What another great giveaway, Amanda!

Erin said...

happy happy birthday chickadee!!!

Erin said...

i follow your site!

Erin said...

i think i have always wanted 2 kids- and still do! i like even numbers & a family of 4 sounds perfect to me :)

Erin said...

i dont mind hearing labor stories at all! i used to be obsessed w/ baby stories/shows on tv & now that i have friends having babies i like hearing about their experiences.... im getting closer & closer to having my own one day!

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is an awesome day! :)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I follow your blog!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I love hearing labor stories! Each one is so unique, awesome and special!! :)

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Vanessa said...

Growing up I always wanted a dozen kids. It has definitely changed as I don't handle pregnancy very well. We aren't sure what number we want, but know for sure not that many! Haha! :)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Steph said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Steph said...

I am a follower!

Steph said...

I have the GALA button on my blog

Steph said...

When I was growing up I wanted none. I guess accidents happen for a reason, now I have 2 and wouldn't trade them for anything!

Steph said...

OH I am with you girl, I love to hear them and tell mine. I always wandered if that was weird, but guess not! For about a year I worked in the nursery and labor and delivery at the hospital and LOVED it!!!

R said...

wishing you a VERY happy birthday!!

R said...

I follow your blog!

R said...

I have the GALA button!

http://babyshitandgiggles.blogspot.com

R said...

I think I've always wanted 2 kids... growing up it was just my sister & I - and it's been GREAT (for the most part) and I like our relationship... I'd love for E to have that too!

R said...

Now that I've BEEN through labor, I enjoy hearing the stories... before though, I wasn't always sure if I wanted to hear them or not :) I liked hearing about what I could expect, but the scary ones - wasn't a huge fan. Luckily I'm laid back enough that even those ones didn't stress me out too much... and I too love to TELL my labor story (and I've heard from others that I was pretty lucky in that area! so woot woot for me then!) ;)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!

Pam said...

I follow your blog!

Pam said...

I wanted to have 3 kids growing up and I still want 3. I'm hoping if we have a 2nd that it will be a girl so that I can convince my husband to have a third (he wants two... he thinks). :)

Pam said...

I love to hear labor stories now that I have been through it- before kids- not so much. :) It is so interesting to hear how different they all are!

SMALLS said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!

SMALLS said...

I follow your blog! sarahmallpavich@gmail.com

SMALLS said...

I have the gala button! sarahmallpavich@gmail.com

SMALLS said...

I've blogged about the giveaways. sarahmallpavich@gmail.com

SMALLS said...

Honestly, I didn't want any kids. Miss O was a mistake, Mr K planned perfectly and new baby P a total surprise. But I couldn't imagine myself without them! sarahmallpavich@gmail.com

SMALLS said...

I like to hear labor stories as long as it's not in a "one upper" kind of tone. Everyone's experience is different. sarahmallpavich@gmail.com

Fox Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you get to get out and have a good time!

christy rose said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

christy rose said...

I follow you!

christy rose said...

Before I had any children, I only wanted 2! I am so glad that I had more than 2! :)

SHALOM said...

Happy Belated. I have four kids,two in heaven. I have a disease that prevents alolot of people from having children. I Love Labor stories.Mine were all horror/miricle.And this is the first time I've ever read your blog.I'm gonna put the button on my blog.And I hope to win this because I'd like to bless my friend who's gonna be having her fourth.Thank you.

sara said...

Happy belated birthday-a day late here :)
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

already a follower :)
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

I already have your gala button on my blog :)
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

already blogged about the giveaways :)
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

Me and my hubby always wanted five kids but my three pregnancies were really rough on my body-the vericose veins I have now will require surgery some day :( So three is a good number for us :)
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

sara said...

I'd rather not hear about labor stories-way to much info most of the time LOL!
sara
http://myfrugalfunlife.blogspot.com/
vzsara@yahoo.com

McCrakensx4 said...

Wishing you the happiest of happiest birthdays!!! And many many more! :)

McCrakensx4 said...

and I follow!

McCrakensx4 said...

I always wanted a big family growing up...it was just me and my sister so I wanted at least 4 kids...I have 2 beautiful boys and God said that is enough!

McCrakensx4 said...

I love love love to hear birthing stories as well as telling my own!! I have 2 great ones BTW!!

Miller Racing Family said...

How fun. This giveaway looks like the best. I do hope you had a great birthday yesterday!
Thanks for hosting all theses great giveaways.

Miller Racing Family said...

I am a proud follower!

Miller Racing Family said...

I have grabbed the gala button!

Miller Racing Family said...

I think I always wanted three kiddos. Now I think we are calling it quits after this our second one!

Miller Racing Family said...

I really don't mind labor stories. But I can't watch any of the labor shows while I am pregnant but I am obsessed with them after the fact.
Crazy I know!

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

NO WAY Saturday was your B-day AManda? Happy B-day. I was gone all day at Knott's Berry Farm celebrating your b-day. :)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
~Cindi :)
itzacin@aol.com

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I follow
itzacin@aol.com

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I have your gala button on the left side of my blog under events. :)
http://littleyayasandblessed.blogspot.com/
itzacin@aol.com

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

When I was growing up I didn't think about how many. I think I wanted 1. Then when I met my hubby and fell SO in love with him. I couldn't imagine having less then 3. So we have 3. :)
itzacin@aol.com

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I like to hear labor stories. All mine were unique, so I love to hear other's too. :)
itzacin@aol.com

agk11808 said...

Happy birthday again :)

agk11808 said...

Happy birthday again :)

agk11808 said...

still following your blog

agk11808 said...

have your gala button

agk11808 said...

blogged about the giveaways

agk11808 said...

i think growing up i wanted 2 or 3 and that is still the same now :)

agk11808 said...

i LOVE to hear birth stories they are wonderful:)

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I have your GALA button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I wanted 4 and still want 4 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love labor stories because I have had to have 2 c-sections cause the little ones never turned jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Kristin said...

Oh no.....see, I get busy and I totally missed telling you Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a great one!!! :)

Kristin said...

I follow your blog.

Kristin said...

I really never knew how many kids I wanted. I thought maybe 1 or 2. I was an only child, so having a big family was foreign to me, but once I had my first (totally unplanned), I just couldn't imagine not having more. I secretly now wish I could have like 10 kids, but the hubby's not going for it. Ha!

Kristin said...

I love to hear labor stories! There's nothing more miraculous than giving birth and I love how every woman's story is different. I also felt like my deliveries were the greatest accomplishments of my life. I mean, seriously, that is a major achievement to go through that! I felt like superwoman afterwards! LOL!

Tonia said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your day is extra special today and that feel nothing but LOVE!

Tonia said...

I always thought I wanted 3 kids but didn't have an exact wish. Now I am thinking 4 or 5 :)

Tonia said...

I do LOVE to hear labor stories. It is so interesting how everyone is SO different!!

Tonia said...

Oh yeah, I am a follower.

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday...a few days late. :-)

Kristin said...

Growing up, I think I wanted 6 kids. I'm pregnant with #5 so I guess I am almost there.

Kristin said...

I LOVE to hear birth stories. And I love to share mine, too. :-)

The Campsall Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You are a wonderful talented individual and a great mother! Many well wishes to having a great year filled with financial, spiritual and personal blessings!

newwife said...

Happy Birthday! I left it on facebook on the day of :) Sorry I am late here- story of my life anymore!!

newwife said...

I follow your blog!

newwife said...

I wanted many kids when I was younger, my view has changed a bit from going through IF- I am so thankful and blessed to be pregnant right now, I will take whatever I am blessed enough to have (one, five, ten!)

newwife said...

Oy- I used to love labor stories and now I can't stand to hear them, I am so scared of the actual moment, I am going to pretend for the next 6 months that it will be rainbows and ice cream :)

Mama Campbell said...

happy bday!

Mama Campbell said...

follow your blog

andrea.dippner at gmail.com

Mama Campbell said...

have your gala button:
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andrea.dippner at gmail.com

Mama Campbell said...

I wanted 4 kids growing up. I'm expecting #3 and thinking it may be our magic number instead! hehe. We'll see where we end up though!

Mama Campbell said...

I LOVE to hear labor stories. I could read and read and read them! hehe. Good thing most of my friends are in the baby making business lately!

andrea.dippner at gmail.com

Mom's Place said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was a great one!

Mom's Place said...

I follow!

Mom's Place said...

I love hearing labor stories!

Mom's Place said...

I never have had a set number of kids that I have wanted. We have 5, and are thinking at least one more!

alli said...

Happy (belated) birthday! :)

alli said...

I'm following your blog!

Nancye said...

Happy Birthday!

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Nancye said...

Follower

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Nancye said...

Follower

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Nancye said...

When I was a kid I wanted 3 kids. I have 2 now and we are done! 2 is plenty!

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Amanda said...

Wishing you a happy belated birthday on here, since I wished you happy birthday on Facebook on your actual birthday. :) I was such a procrastinator with your giveaways...I'm going to use the "new mom" excuse, since it has been quite the transition!

Amanda said...

I already follow you. :)

Amanda said...

I always wanted a bunch of kids, always played "house" & took longer to name the kids of the family than we spent actually playing. :) Now we're thinking 3 kids, but that's definitely not a set number!

Amanda said...

I really enjoy hearing labor stories! I hope to have mine posted to my blog soon!