Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Preggers Review & Giveaway

  


  Pregnancy is such a wonderful time in a woman's life, but ...oh the body changes! I've always been pretty slim, even a little too slim in High School...but pregnancy. Bring on the back fat, the stretch marks...but hey, for once in my life I have a butt ;-) 

  A long with the body changes, good & bad, can come some discomforts. I've battled restless leg, for as long as I can remember; but its usually just when I stay up too late & my body is exhausted. When I am pregnant though , I end up dealing with leg pains throughout a good part of my day, especially towards the later months of pregnancy. 

   When I was pregnant with Sweet Pea, I was introduced to a great company called Preggers. This company offers fashionable compression & support maternity items. These compression tights are far from average, the 10-15 mmHg gradient compression tights were developed for expectant moms by expectant moms. So, you will be getting exactly what you need at a price you can afford.

  I was so excited to see that since the last time I used Preggers items, they have expanded in styles and colors. I fell in love with the legless tights the last time around, so I chose to stick with that style. However, I chose some lighter colors. I fell in love with the sea foam & papyrus colors, I went with a size M and they fit great.



  The Preggers footless tights are perfect for pairing with tunics or a dress that might be a little too short for your comfort. I adore the way I feel when wearing my Preggers. Not only do they make my legs feel nice & rested, they help smooth out all the not so flattering areas that pregnancy brings.

  You can purchase any of the Preggers items directly on their website & one of you will win a $50 Preggers gift card. Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Tuesday 8/12, Good Luck!


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Huggies Costco Giveaway


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating



   I recently shared with you my deep love for Costco & the fabulous savings it offers my family & I. For years now we've been shopping at this warehouse store for our families needs...and of course some wants. 

   Whether we're looking for gluten free snacks, grass fed meats or other organic items we are sure to find them at Costco. Of course when it comes to needs for our baby, they don't disappoint in that area either. I mentioned in a previous post that Costco offers Huggies Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes.  We've used these products before, so I was thrilled to use the samples that we received for this promotion.



  Sweet Pea is the only little one we have in diapers right now & she is at the age of stubborness; it's time to think about potty training, but we're not sure she is quite ready. So great diapers at an affordable price are a must have. 

   The Huggies Snug & Dry Plus Diapers offer a great fit for little one's. Sweet Pea is almost two and as we all know, that is such a busy age. She has places to go and people to see! There is no sitting still for this girl, so a diaper that stays put and will hold the mess that we know toddlers can make....is so very important.  These diapers offer all of these great qualities. 



  Along with a good diaper, a great wipe is also a necessity. The Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes are perfect for messes on the bottom & face...please don't tell me I'm the only one who uses baby wipes for EVERYTHING! These wipes are thick & have a nice texture to them, so your sure not to leave any mess behind. 

   You can head on over to your local Costco store to try these great items from Huggies out for yourself. One of you will have the chance to win a $50 Costco Cash card! Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Monday August 11th, Good Luck!

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Belly Dance Maternity Review & Giveaway





  This is my fourth pregnancy , and WOW the styles have changed over the past 7 years. When I was pregnant with Buddy maternity clothes weren't necessarily stylish or flattering; thankfully they keep getting better! 

  Pregnant women are doing some beautiful work, so they should look just as amazing. I have been blessed to be introduced to some amazing maternity clothing companies this pregnancy & I am excited to share them with you. 

 Belly Dance Maternity is a new to me company. I will be honest and say the majority of this companies items is a bit pricier than I would normally pay...but over the past several weeks of owning two of their items I have decided it may be well worth the extra expense.

  I was able to choose two items from the NOM maternity clothing line. The first item I chose was the NOM Sand Kelly Zipper Tee ($74). I love the semi-casual look, a pair of jeggings or leggings with a nice top is my go to & I knew this tee would be able to provide that look easily. The Kelly Tee is a very light tan color with a cute zipper & loose sleeves. 



  I adore the quality of this shirt, the fabric is so soft and the look is elegant while being comfy. It offers the ultimate semi-casual look. At 17 weeks pregnant the shirt is still a little too big, but I am excited that it will last me into the later part of my pregnancy.

  The second item I chose is by far my FAVORITE item in my entire maternity wardrobe. The NOM Char Romper ($108) is such a versatile and convenient piece. I have to tell you upfront, that I have always been that girl who swore I would NEVER wear a romper. This is a look that I didn't think I could pull off, but Hubs says it's his favorite piece on me & my best gal pal who hates the romper phase as much as I do said "you can pull that off!". These compliments and the comfort of this piece made me fall in love!



 I have been wearing this piece since about  10 weeks pregnant, which makes me excited to know that even after pregnancy I can wear this adorable article of clothing. I was actually really impressed with the length of this , I am 5 foot 7 and still at 17 weeks I need to wear wedges for it to look its best. I did recently wear flats without stepping on the pant legs, but it will be several more weeks before flats look great with it!

  I am in love with the NOM items I received. One of you will win a $50 gift card to use on the Belly Dance Maternity website. Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Monday 8/11, Good Luck!


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Target's Made to Matter & Hylands


Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.

As a mom, I feel that I have some common ground with other mom's. You know, while we'll disagree on some things in life; I think there are some unspoken's that we all see the same way. Like a great love of Target! I know I'm not alone , right? It's the one store that I can go into with the kids , or alone and just be in my "happy spot". Do you feel that way too?

Well, Target has just got a little better! They have introduced their "Made to Matter" campaign. Made to Matter is all about brands that make things better for you, your family & your home. There are some fabulous brands amongst this list, including Hyland's Homeopathy

If you have been following us for awhile, you know that Hyland's is a company my family loves! From their fabulous teething tablets to the Cold n Cough for kids, and everything in between, Hylands is a brand that I trust and feel confident in sharing with those I love. One of the Hylands products that Target is featuring is the Cold N Cough 4 Kids, this product has been a lifesaver in our home.

Colds & Kids seem to go hand in hand. Whether it's allergy season, or winter is in the air; I feel like I almost always have a kid with a cold. Ok, Ok...maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration , but really it does feel that way at times. With young kids, a cold most of the time just needs to take its course. There aren't many over the counter medicines to give the little kiddos relief..until now! Hylands Cold N Cough is designed for kids ages 2-12. The ingredients are all natural & your kids won't suffer any side effects, such as drowsiness ; but they will receive relief.

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I absolutely love Hylands Cold N Cough! My kids love the taste, so there is no fighting to get it down & I love that I can give it to them and we can carry on our day as planned. This is just another fabulous Hylands product that has made a great difference in our home.

Right now you can find this great product, along with other Hyland items at your local Target store. You can also use the coupon link for some great savings! 





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Strider Sport Balance Bike Giveaway

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Welcome to the Strider Sport Balance Bike Giveaway!

Hosted by: Momma Lew

Co-Hosted by: A Life In Balance

Do you have a child who is struggling to learn to ride a bike? Did you know that a Strider Sport Balance Bike can help a child as young as 18 months learn to ride a two-wheeler? You can read Momma Lew's review here to find out all about this great bike to help your child gain the balance and confidence they need!

One lucky reader is going to win their own Strider Balance Bike (ARV: $119) in the color of their choice! To enter, follow the steps in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+, one entry per household. Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on 8/6 EST.

Good luck!


Disclosure: Momma Lew and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Participating bloggers did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. If you would like to have your product featured in a giveaway such as this, email Momma Lew at reesa@mommalew.com



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Lil Bums Cloth Diaper Giveaway





Welcome to the Lil Bums Cloth Diaper giveaway hosted by Housewife on a Mission 
and sponsored by Lil Bums Cloth Diapers!



As a cloth diaper family, we know that the initial cost can be a little intimidating. Lil Bums is offering a great giveaway to help you get started!



Lil Bums Cloth Diapers easy-to-use pocket diapers are adjustable from
8-35 lbs and are the softest cloth diapers on the market. Organically
grown bamboo cotton helps keep your baby healthier and our earth a
little cleaner. The cloth diapers are made with a luxuriously soft minky fabric that’s not only incredibly
smooth, but extremely durable and stain resistant. This will keep your
diapers looking as good as the day you bought them for years to come.



Unfamiliar with cloth diapers, but have been wanting to learn more on how to use them and finally make the switch from disposable diapers? Go here to read how you use these cloth diapers with inserts! Then be sure to read the wash and care instructions!





Available in a wide variety of fun colors and patterns, Lil Bums cloth diapers are a great way to go green while saving you money.





Connect: Stay connected with Lil Bums Cloth Diapers on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.




Buy It: Head on over to Lil Bums Cloth Diapers' website to start shopping today! If you sign up for their newsletters, you'll receive a 10% off coupon code!


Win It: One lucky fan is going to win a 6-Pack Starter Kit which includes: 6 Lil Bum Cloth Diapers, 6 Organic Bamboo Cotton Inserts, 6 Microfiber Inserts, 1 Large Hamper Wet Bag and 1 Travel Wet Bag-- a $110.00 value!



Open to US and Canadian residents (Canadians pay for shipping), ages 18+ and ends on 8/6/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!


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for prize fulfillment/shipment. Housewife on a Mission received monetary
compensation for the hosting of this giveaway.  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)housewifeonamission.com
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Reading Fun Giveaway



 Summertime is full of fun! We stay busy with vacations, swimming, days at the park, picnics and more. However, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that on more than one occasion, I begin to wonder how I will keep my kiddos entertained for more one second!

  Thankfully each of my kiddos love to read. Whether we are having story time and their dad or I are the storyteller ; or my oldest is reading on his own. My kids can be entertained with a good book for hours! I have some new reads that I can't wait to share with them this summer, and I hope you'll check them out too.

Seaper Powers

 This fun trio of books; In Search of Bleu Jay's Treasure , The Mystery of Blue Pearls & The Rescue is a fun adventures series. Each book is written in chapters consisting of 1-2 pages each; with a few pictures mixed throughout. These books are perfect for kids to read a chapter or two each night before bed. 

 My 6 year old loves these books. Full of water adventures, fun animals and surprises along the way. The books are a little to difficult for him to read on his own yet, but I think they'd be perfect for kids 8 and up.

Mark Banana

   Another series you will want to check out this summer, is Mark Banana! The two books that make up this fun imaginative series are The New Red Cape and The Broken Bullwhip. Mark Banana is a little boy with an EPIC imagination! 

  These books are perfect for my 6 year old to read on his own. He might stumble on a word of two along the way, but it's pretty perfect for his age. The pictures in this book are so fun and match the comic relief in the story line.


Light Skin, Dark Skin

The book Light Skin, Dark Skin is a must have , especially in this crazy world we are living in. Kids are learning to believe that what they look like matters so much, even at an early age. It's a sad non-truth , that so many of us, young & old have come to believe.

 Light Skin Dark Skin is a beautifully written quick read, that reminds young children just how lovely they are. The book is written in poem form & has some beautiful illustrations.

My Personal Panther

   My Personal Panther is about a little girl named Lucy and her cat Aja. Lucy & Aja both believe that Aja is really a panther & in this book you'll read all about a typical day that goes unexpected and an unlikely "hero".

   My Personal Panther is geared towards kids ages 5-9, and all three of my kids love it! This is such a fun storyline with great animation. 

  A Huntsman Spider in My House.....

  We all...well most of us, have the fear of spiders. A Huntsman Spider in My House tells about a little girl and her fear when she finds a spider in her home, but she finds perfect resolution to her fear. 

  This book is perfect for all 3 of my kiddos. The words are big and easy for young readers & the pictures are fun, big & cartoon like. Making this book a perfect family read.



Mom Made us Write This in the Summer

  Mom Made Us Write This in The Summer is unlike any other book in this list. This is definitely geared towards older kids, my 6 year old loves it.....but so do I! So it would be great for even 5th graders, maybe older. 

   This fun book is a journal that brother & sister; Maggie & Max shared throughout the Summer. Their mom thought it would be a good idea for them both to journal during their break from school , with a few rules of course. ;-) This is so fun to read with my oldest, it is a must have for sure!

 From Dude to Dad

  I couldn't end this Summer reading list without including a book for the grown-ups. From Dude to Dad is the perfect book for men, but women will surely enjoy it as well! This book gives you the truth on pregnancy, birthing & parenthood...and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. 

   This is such a fun book for dad's to be, it offers great truth and laughter all throughout. So if you know someone who is expecting, this is the perfect book for them....even though we are expecting #4 we still greatly enjoyed this book! 




   You can purchase any of these books directly from Amazon & one reader will one a copy of each book, creating the perfect Summer Reading Adventure! Please fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Tuesday 8/5, Good Luck!


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