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Car seat cover + more giveaway *CLOSED*

I haven’t done a review/giveaway for FluffyRumps is too long but I am here with another one!

Most of us, if not all of us, use a blanket to cover our babies when it’s cold outside when they are in their car seats. It is so annoying to me that I can’t keep it tucked under Lily without it moving, falling off, or her pulling it out from underneath herself. I wouldn’t have to check so much to make sure the blanket was still in place and/or fix it when it did!

Thank goodness I don’t have to do any of that anymore! Rhonda as come up with a great idea! I was so excited for it to get cold so I could use this with Lily! I have to admit though, for whatever reason, I had trouble figuring out how it went on. I couldn’t picture it. I felt silly when I looked at the pictures Rhonda has posted on her FB page of these covers. It was definitely a slap-the-forehead kinda moment!

I love the fabric that she uses…..so soft! She has many different in stock covers that y’all can choose from!
I use this cover on Lily every time we go out & it’s cold…even chilly. It beats having to worry about a blanket & keeping it on!

I also found out that it makes for a great cart cover also. Stores are usually cold no matter the time of year anyway, so using this car seat cover as a cart cover in the summer will work out great! I have never used a cart cover before but it just looks bulky. This isn’t! You can just take your baby from the carseat to the cart and not have to take anything off or add anything.

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I will definitely be using this next winter also! I don’t think that Lily will have out grown the leg part by then. Please check them out & get one!

Now for the fun part…giveaway time!
All you have to do is follow these simple entries & you will be entered to win one of these covers for your baby!
I will use random.org to choose a winner.
This giveaway will end in one week….02/16/13

*The winner will receive 1 carseat cover of their choice from the ‘Ready to Ship’ album on the fan page*

Entry #1 – ‘like’ Mommieventures on Facebook
Entry #2 – ‘like’ FluffyRumps on Facebook
Entry #3 – Which fabric pattern do you like best from her page? (Can be on an item)
Entry #4 – ‘like’ this post on WordPress
Entry#5 – Post on her page that I sent you.

*Please comment in a separate post for each entry*

Good luck & see you next week!

*I received this product at no charge to me. All opinions are my own*

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My favorite WAHMs

Let me say something first….
These are work at home moms that I have bought from & have used their product. There are many MANY more WAHMs out there that make wonderful products as well…..these are ones that I personally trust and would definitely buy from again!

Since being introduced to WAHMs (about 1 1\2 years ago) I have always wanted to support them more than the big name businesses. I still have my loves that are big businesses but there is something about having a product made for you by hands….not a machine! And from my experience, when I have had questions about what I bought (usually how to wash the product) I am talking to the person that knows best…not a representative of the person who made it.
Ok, now that I have rambled on…it’s time to spot light my favorites!!!
(*In no particular order I must say*)

Bouncing Woolies:
I have been using my Bouncing Woolies dryer ball for over a year now & love it! I have even bought the rescenting kits to try other scents out….though I am not sure I did those right, haha! Anyway, I love the fact that I don’t have to go out and keep buying dryer sheets & plus everything seems to dry faster and fluffier! I have not had one problem with the material of the ball coming apart or tearing…nothing! I would highly recommend Bouncing Woolies if you are looking for a dryer ball!
Facebook Fan Page

Crazy Leggies:
You can get more than one item at this WAHM’s shop! I have a pair of baby shoes & a few pairs of baby legs. Coming soon to my mailbox are going to be two friendship bracelets as well! I happen to know this WAHM on a personal level and know all the hard work that she puts in. She absolutely loves what she does & makes a great, very well made product. I have to be honest and say that I was nervous washing the shoes for the first time….thinking that maybe stitching would come apart or something along those lines. Nothing happened to the shoes! They came out just like they went in….perfect! I cannot wait to put these WAHM product on Baby L once he\she gets here! If you are looking for baby shoes, baby legs, and other homemade baby products then I would highly suggest Crazy Leggies!
Facebook Fan Page

Daffe Designs:
Now I have had a wet bag from Daffe Designs for right around 2 years now. I have stuffed that thing full & am still amazed at the amount of diapers + clothes that this little bag will hold! Click here to read my review of the wet bag when I first received it. I love this bag and will use it until it’s falling apart! I received another product from Daffe Designs not too long ago also. It’s a plain oneie with a “Hello my name is” label on it…..this is how we will be introducing Baby L to everyone! I love love love this oneie! Again with being nervous to wash it and afraid the label would fall off….nothing happened! Love the oneie and, once again, cannot wait to put it on Baby L! There is so much that I want to buy from Daffe Design….I would need to win the lotto in order to get everything that I wanted!
Facebook Fan Page

Isaac & Rebekah:
I came across this WAHM through a giveaway on Youtube & fall in love with her earrings! I started to buy some and wanted more! She is currently on maternity leave until the middle of summer and so some of the items that I wanted would have to until she returned….needs to hurry up by the way 😉 Her earrings are so simple and clean yet they can be worn with just about any outfit for any occasion. I don’t get dressed up hardly ever but I love the feeling that I get when I put her earrings on! I also need to state that these are the first pair of earrings that I have been able to put on that didn’t make my ear lobes itch like crazy! I have 4 pairs of her earrings and cannot wait to get more! Definitely check her out!
Facebook Fan Page

Lara’s Homesewn Goods:
I actually went to high school with this WAHM! When I found out that I was expecting this time around I wanted a nursing cover…I didn’t want to use a blanket because I just didn’t like the way they laid on the baby’s face while they were nursing. So I was looking around her shop & saw that she made nursing covers & fall in love with the pattern that I ended up buying! Now with the nursing cover going through the wash, I wasn’t nervous about stitching….I was nervous that the ring that brings the cover away from the baby’s face would end up bent in some way. I am happy to report that nothing happened to the ring! It is still the same shape & in the same spot that it was in before going through the wash. I love it and cannot wait to put it to use!
Facebook Fan Page

Lucky Girl Design Studio:
This WAHM isn’t a mom to humans bu she doesn’t have the cutest furry children! Her products aren’t something that you can put your hands on! She does web designs! She made my blog banner at the top of the page! I was trying to do it myself and it just wasn’t working for me….I am not talented in this area. And I am happy to announce that she will be adding Baby L once he\she gets here! I would love to have her redesign my whole blog…..but I need to brainstorm more on what I want it to look like and all those lovely details first! If you are wanting to redesign your blog or just get a banner, definitely check out LGDS!
Facebook Fan Page

Miss Lily’s Washing Powder:
I absolutely love this washing powder for my diapers! You can also use it for your normal laundry as well, but I use this just for diapers. I have been using this washing powder for well over a year and would highly recommend it to anyone who cloth diapers! I haven’t been using it for about 4 months now only because my youngest is now potty trained & am now waiting for Baby L to get here to use it! I love the smell of the powder….so many yummy scents to choose from! I cannot wait until I run out of the bag that I have so I can purchase a new scent! Even if you love the washing powder you have for your diapers…..just buy one bag & tell me you don’t love it!!!
Facebook Fan Page
(I cannot find my bag of washing powder anywhere!!! But when I do I will include it in another post about WAHMs)

Those are it for now! There are some WAHM products I am waiting to either receive in the mail and\or haven’t ordered from them yet. I want to ony write about the ones that I have used so I can give my honest opinion about their handy work 🙂 So if you are reading this, are a WAHM, and know that I have something coming from you….don’t worry! I will make another post and include you on that one! I want to give fair and honest opinions about things & I just don’t think it would be either of those for me to say something about a product that I haven’t received yet.

I hope that all you readers out there will check out all these WAHMs and share some of your favorites as well!!!

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Wanted:

As many of you know, we have a lot of sister sites! Many aren’t active (no one to blog for those sites) and\or life is happening to the ones that are blogging! I completely understand & I am not here to talk about those people and their reasons.

I am here in search of women who are wanting to join our sister sites! There are some topics already in place but we welcome any & all topics! I have changed a few things behind the scenes, so it is more in your hands to design & name the blog! You write for\about it….you should be in charge of it!

Here are the topics that are already in place:
Lawmen
Multiple
Natural
Savings
Single
TTC
Weightloss
Special Needs
Linewive
Military
Teen
Truckdriver

We are always looking to add to these topics & always looking to add topics! We know that there are so many mothers out there that are going through something…..good, bad, ugly, and indifferent! Come to us to talk & share about it. We are a very welcoming group of mothers! If you would like to become apart of the sister sites, please feel free to email me at mommieventures@gmail.com! I look forward to hearing from you very soon!

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Alittle added something!

I have been wanting to have craft time with my kids for awhile now but it’s been so crazy and without a place (and money to spare) it hasn’t happened yet.

The ideas for crafts have been whirling around in my head & I cannot wait until we get a place so that I can actually make these crafts with my kids. I also wanted to share with you all the crafts that we do & get ideas from you all! That blog will be nothing but crafts! I didn’t want to overload this blog by posting our crafts here, so I figured I would just make another blog! And to go along with the added blog is a FB fan page!

I hope that you will join us over on the craft blog, take some ideas, and share some ideas! The more the merrier! I will try to have a craft up at least once a week! Again, hope you join me over there & that we can spark some ideas with each other!

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Wee Expressions Giveaway

If you have alittle one that still wears a bib then you will definitely want to read my review and enter this giveaway!

The winner will get a bib of their choice of fabric!

If you like what I am I doing with my blog, please take 2 clicks to vote for me on TopMommyBlogs!
Each entry=1 comment! Please leave your email address in your mandatory entry!
Each comment/entry will show up once it is approved.

Mandatory Entry

*Visit Wee Expressions & tell me what your favorite product is that they have!

Extra Entires

*’like’ MommieVentures on Facebook
*Follow MommieVentures on Twitter
*’like’ Wee Expressions on Facebook & let them know that I sent you
*’Heart’ Wee Expressions on Etsy
*Subscribe to MommieVentures via email
*’like’ any of our Sister Sites (SingleMV, LineWiveMV, MilitaryMV, MultipleMV, Special NeedsMV, TeenMV) & say ‘Hello’
*Blog about this giveaway (Please leave your link)
*Post this giveaway on Facebook (Please leave your link)

This giveaway will end on Monday January 24, 2011 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!
*The winner must email me to claim their prize!*

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WAHM

I am not one of these, though I do admire those who are. I think this is great and what a great job to have!

I have worked with a few WAHM (Work At Home Mom) and I really enjoy it! I like knowing that I am helping get the name out there for their product and helping out a small business! And, sometimes, WAHM products are better quality because they are hand making them, more love goes into them that way. And hey, don’t we all need a little more love!?

As I was thinking of ideas on how to help promote WAHM more and help them get their name out there, I thought of a few weekly features that I could do! I am hoping this goes well because it will benefit both them and me! It’s a win/win!

Here is what I was thinking:
-Mama Pad Monday
-Tush Thursday (Cloth diapers)
-Feature Friday

On Monday & Thursday could be a review/giveaway or just a review and then Friday I could feature a new and upcoming WAHM. I would eventually love to have something for everyday of the week!

If you or someone you know that would be interested in working with me on this, please email me at mommieventures@gmail.com and put ‘Weekly Feature’ in the subject line. I know it may take me awhile to get this going and find some WAHM that want to do this, but I figured the fast I get this idea out there then the fast I can start this up!

I hope to be working with some of you that are reading this & look forward to spreading the word about your great products!\

PS-If you are interested in working with me on this but don’t make mama pads or cloth diapers, please email me anyway, I am flexible and can make a day just for you!

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Awareness Flowers are off…..

 

to the Golden Globes! And then next month they are off to the Sundance Film Festival! How cool is that?!

Now you are probably wondering what awareness flowers are and what is the awareness for, right!?
I am going to tell you-duh!

Heather from Brianne’s Basics makes them. They are the simply crocheted flowers but DO NOT underestimate these flowers! They are making HUGE strides. Heather, personally, does not profit from the sales of these flowers. Each Awareness Flower is $3 which in turn goes to buy more yarn. And any money that is profited goes straight to charities!

 How awesome is that!? She also makes beanies too!

I saw that in January (next month) that you can buy 3 awareness flowers for $5 plus free shipping! I am going to try and support this and buy some next month! I hope that you will think about buying some and also passing this along to all of your family and friends! It is a great cause and one definitely worth being among the red carpet & the stars!

Congrats Heather! I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of those flowers travels!

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Subscriber Giveaway

This is going to be a great giveaway! I am having this giveaway for subscribers only! If you aren’t a subscriber to my blog, that is ok….all you have to do to be apart of this is to subscribe and a few extra entries (if you want)! Easy as pie!

Why am I having this giveaway?
Because the more subscribers that I have, the bigger & better the giveaways will get! So as a way to say ‘Thank you’ to all my subscribers I am having a giveaway! I have some great items that are being donated to this! A BIG thank you to all who are donating to this giveaway, I couldn’t have done this without you!

What are the prizes?
Palace Scents is donating a teething/nursing necklace. You can choice any color you want from her shop!
Texas Vintage ThingsMattie Reid Chicago is donating one $20 store credit to each of her stores! ($20 for each store)
Passion Parties by Jennifer Baker is donating Fire & Dice (Cinnamon, Strawberry, & Watermelon)
Jennifer is also donating a hat that she crochets! (the winner choose between an owl hat (boy or girl version) or a regular hat (and if it’s for a girl, I can attach a flower to it).)
Katrinia from Single MommieVentures is donating a $20 gift card from Walmart!
Rose W has donated a very cute Care Bear notepad & stationary set!

There will be a winner for each so even the sponsers can have a chance to win something! So that means there will be a total of 6 winners for this!
If it goes well and there is a great response from my readers, then we can do this again with more and bigger prizes….but that is all up to you all!

Here is how to enter & what some of the prizes will look like!

If you like what I am I doing with my blog, please take 2 clicks to vote for me on TopMommyBlogs!
Each entry=1 comment! Please leave your email address in your mandatory entry!
Each comment/entry will show up once it is approved.

Mandatory Entry

*You must be or become a subscriber to my blog! Your email has to be confrimed or your other entries will NOT count! You must include your email in this giveaway entry!

Extra Entires

*’like’ MommieVentures on Facebook
*Follow MommieVentures on Twitter
*’like’ Palace Scents on Facebook & let them know that I sent you
*’like’ Texas Vintage Things on Facebook & let them know that I sent you
*’like’ Passion Parties by Jennifer Baker on Facebook & them know that I sent you
*’like’ any of our Sister Sites (SingleMV, LineWiveMV, MilitaryMV)
*Help support the ARC by clicking on my SocialVibe button (top right hand side)
*Blog about this giveaway (Please leave your link)
*Post this giveaway on Facebook (Please leave your link)

This giveaway will end on Friday December 31, 2010 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!

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FluffyRumps Giveaways

If you missed my review on these awesome soakers, then you should stop, right click here, open in new tab, and read it! Then when you are finished reading that, come back here and enter to win your very own soaker!

What do you win? Well let me tell you!
You will get your very own soaker!
Here is how you can enter!

If you like what I am I doing with my blog, please take 2 clicks to vote for me on TopMommyBlogs!
Each entry=1 comment! Please leave your email address in your mandatory entry!
Each comment/entry will show up once it is approved.

Mandatory Entry

*Visit FluffyRumps & tell me which fabric is your favorite!

Extra Entires

*’like’ MommieVentures on Facebook
*Follow MommieVentures on Twitter
*’like’ FluffyRumps on Facebook & let them know that I sent you
*Subscribe to MommieVentures via email
**’like’ any of our Sister Sites (SingleMV, LineWiveMV, MilitaryMV)
*Help support the ARC by clicking on my SocialVibe button (top right hand side)
*Blog about this giveaway (Please leave your link)
*Post this giveaway on Facebook (Please leave your link)

This giveaway will end on Monday November 29, 2010 at 9.30pm Eastern! The winner will be picked by Random.org!

*I received this product at no charge to me and all opinions expressed are my own*

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Double Cuteness

I received an email asking me to help promote a business. My first thought was sure….let me see what they are and offer. So I am checking out her fan page and site….super cute stuff!
She makes everything custom….there is nothing in stock…….no two are alike! You get to choose the fabric that you want and, since she asks for measurements of your child, you are sure to get a product made just for your little one! Her prices are comparable to anyone else’s out there, but there is just something about having a product made just for you (or in this case your child).

Here are her available styles:

  • ~ Add monogrammed initials to any dress for $6
  • ~ Bow Tie Dress $25
  • ~ Button jumper top $25
  • ~ Long sleeve Peasant dress for $30
  • ~ Long sleeve Peasant top for $25
  • ~ Pillowcase Dress $22
  • ~ Reversible Jumpers $35
  • ~ Ruffle pants $20
  • ~ Short sleeve Peasant dress for $25
  • ~ Short sleeve Peasant top $20
  • ~ Super Hero Capes $24

 

The material that she uses feels durable yet my daughter was able to move around freely while wearing her dress.

At first I just thought that she would wear it around the house but then I remembered that we were going to a birthday party that was football/cheerleader themed. Perfect chance for her to wear her dress! Everyone loved it and asked where I got it from! They kept asking me if I made it and I had to say no, though there were a few times I wanted to say yes! I mean who wouldn’t want to say that they made something so cute! I choose the Dolphins because that is my husbands favorite football team. He also loves the North Carolina Tarheels & the Chicago Cubs, but we already had outfits for the kids with those teams. I usually tell my husband when I am getting something to review or a freebie that I signed up for. Well this time I just told him that I was getting a dress and that he has to wait until it came in the mail to see what it looked like. Kellie had actually tagged me in the photo that she took after she made it, and I asked her if it were ok if I untagged myself. She completely understood why I wanted to and let me!  I am so in love with this dress. I had seen the same style on another one she made but with the Chicago Bears. I love the fact that it just isn’t the Dolphins print…she put in the detail on the orange ribbon. It’s super easy to wash and dry. Nothing that would make you second guess buying this!

This is a great time of year to be getting any girl in your life something homemade and just for them! Oh yea, don’t forget about the boys…they can get her super cute super hero capes!
Here are some of the samples what Kellie has made:

Here is what Kellie made for my daughter!

LOVE this dress! I was so happy and excited when I opened the package!
Like what you see? Well then ’like’ Double Love Designs & check out her site!

Be sure to keep an eye out for a giveaway coming from Double Love Designs! You definitely won’t want to miss out on this!

*I received this product at no charge to me and all opinions expressed are my own*