Friday, January 16, 2015

Pretty in Polka Dots Review & Giveaway

   As we get older the time really does seem to move faster & I am finding it extra important to document the special moments. Even though I am often found to have good intentions, I don't always follow through. Life just gets too busy & I mindlessly forget.  When I do remember to take the pictures they end up staying on my camera and when I go back to look at them I find myself wondering "just how far along was I in this pregnancy?" OR "I wonder how many weeks our baby was here".  

   When Sweet Pea was first born I did get a few week shots and then go on my computer and use an editing program to type in her week status. However if I didn't have the time to do it right away it didn't get done & then I was left wondering again. 

   Thankfully with baby #4 I have found a better way!!  Pretty in Polka Dots specializes in custom & personalized hand crafted items. You'll find some fabulous items in their WebStore & the Baby Age Blocks are a must for babies first year! 

   It's absolutely amazing how much babies change in their first year of life. Now with the help of these age blocks, you can keep track of each special moment. The best part is that you can use these blocks way beyond the first year. Take your child's yearly Birthday pictures & first day of school pictures with these same blocks by simply turning them so the correct word (weeks, months, years, grade) is showing with the numbers you need! For just $29 you are getting an item that can last from pregnancy with your sweet one until they head off to college.

  Baby Age Blocks are available in a variety of colors. Since we didn't know if baby #4 was going to be a miss or mr, we chose the neutral design. I so wish these would have been around with all of my other babes, but I am very thankful to have them with this babe & to be able to use them with our other kiddos for memorable dates.

   Pretty in Polka Dots offers many other amazing items, like their Wood Signs. I love many of them like the scripture signs & my boys would go crazy over the Super Hero pictures. My absolute favorite is the I am His, Daughter of the King sign, this is a must for our daughter's room.


    You can receive 15% off your order with Pretty in Polka Dots by using the code OPENHANDS31 for the next 30 days.  One of you will win your own set of Baby Age Blocks in your choice of one of the 12 color options above as well as a one time 50% code for your next order up to $100! Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Friday 1/30, Good Luck.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rain - Created for Living Review & Giveaway

  A few weeks ago we were introduced to the company Rain Living & I shared my experience with some of their products with you. Since I had fallen in love with these products, I couldn't wait to try some of their baby line with our newest little one.

   One of the most important products to me as a mom is a body wash that is free of harmful chemicals. This is something that is going to be absorbed into their skin, so I need to know that nothing nasty is in it. The 100% Natural Baby Body & Hair Wash ($29) sounded perfect. The wash is completely natural and contains lavender essential oil to help calm & soothe baby. 

  When we brought baby home I couldn't wait to try our new baby wash. I love just how gentle is on my babe's skin (our toddler loves it too) & the smell is delicate and mild which is perfect. This has become my favorite baby skin care product by far! 

   We also received the Baby & Mom Body Butter ($29), I have really loved this product for myself. My skin is always rather dry during the winter & during pregnancy it was even worse. This body butter offered some great relief. The smell is also fresh & not overwhelming. 

  Lastly & maybe my favorite item we received for our lil guy were the Baby Bunny Booties ($19). Since we didn't know if baby 4 was a lil miss or mr , I was excited to see that Rain offered a great gender-neutral pair of booties. 

 Our 3 younger babes were born in early Spring or late Summer so socks or booties were never a need in those early days. This time around we have found that baby socks are such a nuisance. They don't stay on well at all, but we need something to keep our lil guy's feet nice & cozy. While at only 3 weeks old the booties are a little big, they still stay on so much better than anything else & they are just so cute and warm!!

  You can check out all of the Rain Baby products and one of you will win their Natural Baby Body & Hair wash and the Baby Lotion Lavender a value of  $53. Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Thursday 1/29, Good Luck!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

KidCo DreamPod Bassinet Review & Giveaway

    Almost 3 weeks ago we welcomed another sweet addition to our family. It was almost 7 years ago that we welcomed our first guy, and surely didn't plan on being in our same home when baby #4 arrived! But, here we are ;-) still in our rather small starter home that Hubs and I moved into when we first got married over 10 years ago. We definitely hope to move this year..but while we're here we are making some small adjustments to accommodate our family a little better.

   One of the first thoughts to go through my head when I found out we we're expecting #4, was "where will this baby sleep!". Our master bedroom isn't huge, and our king size bed takes up the majority of the floor space. Thankfully KidCo offers a lightweight portable bassinet that is perfect for our space!

  When the Dreampod arrived I was so eager to get it assembled and set up for baby. The assembly was super easy, so even though I was on bedrest most of my pregnancy I was able to get this setup without any assistance. Then I was even more pleased when I easily found a spot for it in our bedroom.

   The Dreampod has been great for helping our little one get a safe rest at night. It has also been so helpful for nap time during the day. With 3 other little one's running around our little guy needs a quiet place to retreat to & the Dreampod is exceptional. 

   Not only is the Dreampod great for baby at home, but it easily folds up & comes with a carrying bag so that you can easily take it along on family vacations. 

  There is simply nothing better than knowing your baby is safe while they rest, and the KidCo DreamPod gives you that assurance. You can purchase your own on Amazon for $129.95, and one of you will win one of your own. Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Monday 1/26 , Good Luck!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Curasanas Nursing Cover & PayPal Giveaway

Welcome to the Curasanas Infinity Nursing Scarf + $25 PayPal Giveaway, 
hosted by Housewife on a Mission and sponsored by Curasanas!

With this cold winter weather, we have a really great giveaway of a silver bamboo infinity scarf from Curasanas, that one of our readers are going to love winning, especially if they are a breastfeeding mama! Not only is this scarf great with almost any outfit, it is also perfect for wrapping and hiding your little one while breastfeeding-- all while comfortably cuddling in a cashmere-soft material close to mom!

Cashmere-soft with a lovely drape and sheen, bamboo rayon also makes this wider, stretchier scarf naturally thermal regulating, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic -- all so wonderful for both mom and baby.  Made of 95% Bamboo Viscose, 5% Spandex.


  • Offers full coverage to avoid exposure during nursing and to cover postpartum stomach and back
  • Made with lightweight (yet cozy) custom-milled and top quality fabric 
  • Allows you to nurse in public with an adjustable design: you can breastfeed with discretion
  •  Not only a stylish fashion accessory! This scarf can be worn many ways, but can also be used as a baby blanket, a protective playmat, or sunshade for your stroller/carseat

Do you have a little one that you would love to cover while breastfeeding, with this beautiful nursing scarf? Maybe you know a mom-to-be, this would be a great baby shower gift! Maybe you're not pregnant or breast feeding at all and would just love to wear this infinity scarf as is... I know I do!

Connect: Be sure to stay connected with Curasanas on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Buy It: You can purchase the Silver Bamboo Infinity Nursing Scarf on Curasanas' online store for $38.00

Win It: One of our readers are going to win a Silver Bamboo Infinity Nursing Scarf AND $25 PayPal!

Giveaway open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 1/5/15 at 11:59PM EST
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: Housewife on a Mission and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We were not compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at info(at)

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