Jun 30, 2011

Baby finds

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If you guys are not members of Pinterest yet....

RUN! GO OVER THERE AND SIGN UP!

I love that place and find so many of my crafty projects and recipes there.

Here's some fun baby finds that I have saved in my "For Baby" board . . .

baby bibs with pockets...tutorial can be found on Just Another Hangup

Wouldn't this be cute in the nursery?

find it at Colour Giggles


hehe!
I need a shirt like this one...

Come back tomorrow for another giveaway !

Jun 29, 2011

Creating html forms

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I'm not going to live. HTML anything makes me cringe....not because I despise it but rather because I have no clue what I am doing.

For instance, Today I needed to place a link on my personal blog BUT the link needed to be on my homepage ONLY. What did I do? I scoured google, bing and any other search engine that I could think of just hoping to find some html knowledge for this html impaired person.....uh, Yeah....ME!

I spent 2 hours typing in my search only to come up empty handed. I can't even tell you how many different html codes I tried.

FRUSTRATING!

Does html coding make you batty too? Please tell me that I am not alone.
If you are a website owner/blogger then you know how much we depend on our online forms. Heck, some of us have forms for everything...media contact forms, mailing list form, press release forms etc.

This is just how it is now a days (I sound like my grandma!)

"Well, back in my day we used to have this thing called a FILING CABINET."

lol

Ok, enough chit chat...

Looking for an easier way to create online forms? Check out Adobe Acrobat. It will help : )

Jun 28, 2011

Smart Trike giveaway

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Let's add up how much you have spent on push on rides, tricycles and bicycles.

I'm willing to bet, it's A LOT.

My kids have had them all...from ride on's, to push types, tricycles and numerous bicycles.

What if you could buy ONE for multiple uses (age baby and up)?

You can!

It's the Smart Trike.


There are several different models to choose from . . .



Each one converts from one ride to the next.

For example, a baby would need something like above. However, once they become a toddler it will convert into something a little more age appropriate. The same thing for an older child too!


Nifty, eh?
The smart trike is . . .

Well....SMART!

smart trike bee


**Giveaway**

Would you like to win a Smart Trike for your tyke?

You can win the following :





Here's what you need to do:

Follow My Trendy Tykes via Google Friend Connect (mandatory) *located at bottom of blog

Extra Entries:

Tweet this giveaway on twitter (copy and paste the following) :
Win a Smart Trike for your tyke from @mommytweetsalot http://tinyurl.com/3epelg4

Post this giveaway on your blog/facebook page *leave link below

Visit my personal blog, My Name is Momma and leave a comment on ANY post.
*let me know in comments as to what post you left a comment on

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 8th.

Back to School baby shower theme

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This would be so cute for your "teacher" friends that are currently expecting.

Back to School baby shower theme via Creative Baby Shower Ideas




Baby Bond Nursing sash

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Yes, I'm a nursing mom. (Well, I have been in the past and will be in the very near future) No, I have never been one that likes nursing in public places. I am in NO WAY against it either. It's just not something that I am comfortable doing. ((To each their own, right??))

Even when I am at home and someone unexpectedly shows up, I am covered at all times.

It's not that easy to cover up and still be "Comfortable". Believe me, I have tried a lot of different ways to cover myself up too!

This time around, I am trying the Baby Bond Couture nursing sash.

About the Baby Bond nursing sash:
BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch.

 Now I can nurse in comfort, with ease and with Style!

Check out babybondnursing.com  for more nursing cover-up options.




I received the baby bond nursing sash as part of this feature post. No other form of monetary compensation was received.

Wisharoo Park *Giveaway* (dvd and finger puppets)

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Help your kids learn self-esteem with Wisharoo Park.


Unique among preschool programs, Wisharoo Park is designed to help children age 3 – 6 recognize and appreciate their individuality. With its groundbreaking technology-based curriculum, Wisharoo Park helps children discover and understand their personal strengths and put them on the road to developing greater self-esteem.  The Wisharoopark.com enchanting online community stars a whimsical cast of loveable animated, puppet and human characters who are featured in games, videos, music and more!  Each week exciting new activities and content are added that are sure to keep parents and their kids coming back again and again.

 WISH.PLAY.LEARN

If you haven't heard about Wisharoo Park then I suggest checking out their website. They offer a variety of games, activities, and videos for young children with the focus on building sel-esteem and helping your child realize their gifts and talents.

Wisharoo Park is available on dvd. You can purchase the complete first season (13 episodes) right there on their website.

Along with the dvd, you will find other fun items such as the Wish Star finger puppets and Happy Park Songs (the cd).

We received both the dvd and the finger puppets and my youngest daughter has really enjoyed watching and playing with the puppets. She has even named the Wish Star finger puppets! 

**Giveaway**

Would you like to win a Wisharoo Park dvd and set of Wish Star finger puppets for your child?


(Three Grand Prize Winners will receive 1 Wisharoo Park dvd and 6 Wish Star finger puppets)

To enter you must do the following:

Follow My Trendy Tykes via Google Friend Connect (mandatory)

Extra entries: (Do as many as you would like)

-Visit the Wisharoo Park website: www.wisharoopark.com and sign up for the Wisharoo Park Newsletter

        - Visit and like Wisharoo Park's facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Wisharoopark -- 
"like" Wisharoo Park get three free songs (a $2.97 value)

        - Follow Wisharoo Park on twitter at @WisharooPark


That's not all !!

I'm giving away even MORE Wisharoo Park goodies!!

(3 runners-up will receive a set of 6 Wisharoo Park finger puppets)



**6 winners total

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 6th at 10pm CST



We received the Wisharoo Park dvd along with the Wish Star Puppets in exchange for this feature post/giveaway. We were NOT compensated in any other form. PR on behalf of Wisharoo Park will be handling all giveaway prize packs

Jun 27, 2011

Cute sandals and flip flops are a MUST-HAVE for summer

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I love a cute and comfy pair of flip flops.

I love being able to slip them on and run out the door. 
I also look forward to flip flop weather more than ANYTHING when it comes to dealing with my children. 

You see, when it's warm outside....I don't have to tie shoelaces, I don't have find matching socks. Flip flop wearing weather ROCKS : )

When it comes to kids flip flops, they MUST be comfortable and able to withstand just about anything. My kids are rough on their shoes.

Do you have a favorite brand of flip flops?

Aren't these adorable?
(via Havaianas)

For womens flip flops, I tend to choose style before even checking the comfort factor.
So, when I actually find a pair that is cute and comfy...I tend to stick with that brand all the time.

Are you like this?

Do your husbands wear sandals or flip flops?
Mine usually DOES NOT however, I have been known to get a pair on his feet if we go on vacation. He also has a pair of flip flops beside the door for when he has to take the trash out or something like that.

Is your man like this? Why don't they like to wear sandals?

There are some pretty MANLY mens sandals out there.

I just wish he would step out of his comfort zone aka TENNIS SHOES and wear some.

Check these out...



Milk Nursing wear (Review & GIVEAWAY)

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This giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone that entered : )

Congrats to :



Ok, we've been giving away goodies for baby now it's time to do something for MOMMY!


If you plan on nursing your little one, then you must check out Milk Nursing Wear.

They provide "fashionable" nursing wear for all breastfeeding moms. Whether you are looking for style, comfort or easier ways of being discreet, they have it covered.


With offerings such as dresses, nursing tops, nursing sleepwear, bras and other accessories...

This is the dress that I chose :



This dress is perfect for the last few weeks of pregnancy too! 

It features a smocked top with easy lift for nursing.

Add a cardigan for cooler temps.


You can find other goodies at Milk Nursing Wear as well.

Diaper Clutches
Maternity Belly Bands
Fashionable burp clothes and bibs

Would you like to own some fashionable nursing wear?

**Giveaway**

I have a $50 Milk nursing wear gift card for one lucky winner.

Here's what you need to do :

(you have 3 options) You can complete all three for additional entries.

Option 1.) Tweet the following on twitter :
"WOW the nursing wear by Milk Nursingwear is so pretty http://www.milknursingwear.com". 
~leave your link in comments section~

Option 2.) Visit www.milknursingwear.com and scroll down to the very bottom and "Like" their website. This feature is below the facebook link.

Option 3.) "Like" Milk Nursing Wear on facebook.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 6th


I received the above mentioned dress in exchange for this feature post. No other form of compensation was received. Milk Nursing Wear will be providing (1) winner with the giveaway prize. All opinions are those of my own.

Jun 26, 2011

Seamless shapewear

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Let's face it, Once the baby arrives....I am going to need something to help LIFT and place everything where it needs to be.

I'm just being real here.

You moms know what I'm talking about right?
I've always had a hard time shopping for the best bra.

My problem with that? I don't like trying anything on. Call me lazy.

I've been told numerous times that I need to have a proper fitting. Who knows what my REAL size is?!

Have you ever been professionally fitted for a bra?

Ok, let's talk about shaping our bodies up.
HELLO?!
Without doing the work! lol

I need some seamless shape wear.
(I am definitely not ashamed to fake it.)

What do you guys recommend?

Remember, I will be having another c-section so all this loose flab needs to be tucked away.
I also want to see my curves again. I know they are there.....just hiding right now.

They will come back, right?


BOY or GIRL ?

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Right before we found out what we were having this time around, I was trying to come up with cute ways to tell the family.

My mom was telling me about the gender cakes. What you do if you want to be surprised on whether or not it's a BOY or GIRL is on the day of the ultrasound take a piece of paper and envelope to the DR's office.
 
When they are doing the ultrasound just be sure to tell them you want to be surprised then have the DR or NURSE write down the gender results on the piece of paper and seal it up. You then take the envelope to your "cake maker" and have them whip up either a blue cake or a pink cake (Frost it so you can't see the color). That night when you slice into the cake ....




SURPRISE! You now know what you are having!


Cute idea, huh?
I was not patient enough : ) lol

Another cute idea that I found online were these "gender cookies".
I really REALLY wanted to do these but it would mean rushing home and baking cookies while the kids sniffed around and wanted to lick the bowl.

Believe me, when it comes to baking....There is always an audience.


For these you can make cake balls (use blue or red food coloring), dip them in chocolate and then bake them pretty much the same way I did with the oreo stuffed brownies only with chocolate chip cookie dough.

The kids would have enjoyed this.

Maybe next time....

HA HA HA !
(kidding on that)

But maybe you can try these ideas!

Jun 25, 2011

The web hosting woes . . .

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:Sigh:

Some days I blog a lot.
Some days I blog a little.

This week, I needed to blog a lot.
This week, I blogged a little.

Why? My blog was down. GRR!

I'm tired of the error messages and not being able to upload my photos when I need them uploaded.
I need a better web host.
I need it NOW!

I've been asking around about web hosting. I've received some great advice. Now...I must take the plunge.
Right?

Why does it feel like such a big deal.
Ok, besides the money part.

Month to Month, yearly sign-ups...
Unlimited this
Limited that...

My head is spinning.

Can you see it?



Here goes nothing.

Did I mention how much I hate change?
Yeah...

Jun 23, 2011

Pea in the Pod baby shower idea

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How cute is this theme?




It could work for baby boy or baby girl.

Jun 22, 2011

Feeling SPICY?

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Get your attention?

I've been trying to do a little sprucing up in the house. Maybe I'm nesting? Anyhoo, my kitchen cabinets are so cluttered. I have like a million spice bottles and containers. Most of which FALL out as soon as you open the door. 

Hubby keeps saying that we need spice racks. Don't get me wrong, kitchen spice racks are nice to have. They really are. 
BUT
We have owned several. Yes, several! Guess what? We never hardly used the spices when we had them. I am not even joking. I don't know what it was either. We have had a wall spice rack, we had a pretty little spice rack that sat on the counter in this pretty holder thingamajig. We even had one of those carousel spice racks. Maybe once or twice we actually took the spice out of the rack to use it. 

However, as soon as we got rid of them and shoved the spices back in the cabinet.....We used spices!

I know that sounds crazy.

I just always considered them as something pretty to look at.

Something extra to dust...

LOL!

Ok, I don't actually enjoy cooking so maybe that's why they never got used but since we are uhhh well...BROKE more days than others now I actually HAVE TO COOK.

What do you use?
How do you organize your spices?


Balboa Baby Nursing Pillow

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Looking for a stylish nursing pillow? I have the perfect place to send ya!


Their nursing pillow is by far the cutest I have seen : )


I love this style. Simply lay baby on top and nurse!

Unique contoured design encourages correct feeding position by naturally rolling baby towards mother...

It lifts baby up to breast level without putting any strain on the neck or back...

Easy to care for...

Fashionable!

There are so many different patterns to choose from. My favorite is the "Coco". (above)


What else can you find at Balboa Baby?

Adjustable Slings

Nursing Covers

&

Shopping Cart Covers

 I highly recommend checking out Baby Balboa for all your baby shower needs! 


MyBabyClothes.com *Review/Giveaway

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Are you ready for another giveaway?

Need even more baby clothes?




They offer some adorable baby clothes for any little "tyke".

We recently received the outfit below:

by Mudpie

Is it stinkin' cute or WHAT?

I love the ruffly ruffles!!



Along with adorable clothing, they also have tutus, baby headbands and baby hats too!

Here's some of my favorites . . .

by Ruffle Butts

by mudpie



*Giveaway*

Would you like to win something from My Baby Clothes Boutique?

I have one $25 gift card for (1) lucky winner : )

Here's what you need to do:

Visit mybabyclothes.com and browse through all the goodies.
Come back HERE and let me know which is your favorite piece. (mandatory)

Extra Entries (do as many as you would like to):

~Follow My Trendy Tykes via Google Friend Connect

~Tweet this on Twitter (copy and paste)
My Baby Clothes giveaway hosted by @mommytweetsalot http://tinyurl.com/6j9g4zp

~LIKE My Baby Clothes  on facebook


This giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 29th




We received the above mentioned product as part of this review/feature post. No other form of compensation was received. The opinion above is entirely my own.

Jun 21, 2011

Carter's childrens clothing

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Here's a little tidbit of information for you :

There used to be a Carter's factory right down the street from our house (many years ago). A few members of my family used to work there too (When I was little).

When my Meghan was a baby, there was also a shoppe here in town that sold Carter's clothing at HUGE discounts. Needless to say, she had a ton of Carter's clothing. All of my children have worn something from Carter's and we are still big fans all these years later.

((I can't wait for Kennedy to wear her Carter's designs either!))


Carter's is known for their quality clothing. I like the fact that they are not only adorable but they are also great for everyday wear.

Check out this dress I received for baby Kennedy . . .


This is the Bright Sateen Dress set (includes diaper cover).
Isn't it cute?
100 % cotton
Machine Washable
Did I mention CUTE?


If you like that dress, check these out . . .


They are a steal at only $9.99!

Carter's also has clothing for bigger kids (toddler-school age) with a wide selection of styles. The designs will NOT break the bank either.

With the Color-Blocking trend being pretty popular this summer, Carter's is the right place to shop for all your children's fashion needs.

Check out these ensembles below and then head over to Carters.com to shop 'til ya drop!






We received the above mentioned dress (Bright Sateen dress) to be used as a part of this feature post. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions above are entirely my own.


Do you have a cute kiddo? Cute Baby Photo Cover Contest

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Enter your child's photo for a chance to win the Parenting "Make My Kid a Model" contest.

It's FREE to enter !


Jun 20, 2011

Zutano baby clothing (Giveaway)

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It's been awhile since I have shopped for an infant and let me tell you one thing . . .

I am having so much fun!!

I think I have oohed and ahhed and probably annoyed the pants off of my friends and family.

"Look at this!"
"Awww!"
"Look how tiny!"

I'm having another girl, y'all. I'm supposed to get a little giddy over pink and ruffles and bows.
It's like a rule or something.

Anyway, Zutano has some adorable clothing for the itty bitty babies. Have you been to their site or seen their designs in your local boutiques?

OH MY!

They offer a wide selection of cute styles and prints.
They even have a NEW Organic line.


(this lil dress is on my "Must Buy" list)

Can a jacket really be THIS CUTE?

Definitely a lot of ooohing and ahhhing to be had with these clothes.
My favorite part of Zutano?


Do you remember shopping for baby and thinking how small all the clothes were UNTIL you actually put them on baby?
They really aren't THAT TINY, are they?

Well, Zutano's Itzy Bitzy clothing really is THAT TINY.
Small enough for a newborn to come home in.

I love that! I never had big babies. My biggest was 7lbs and 6oz so it was hard finding things that were not too big.
This line is PERFECT!

Lookie :



Here's one of the little tops that we received . . .
It's a Kimona style wrap (adorable)

I can't wait to see little Kennedy wear this with the matching bottoms and hat!

If you are looking for cute baby clothing then I highly suggest checking out Zutano.

***

GIVEAWAY

***

Having a baby? Know someone that is?
I have the perfect baby shower gift, a Zutano gift card.
That's right, You could win a $75 Zutano gift card.

Here's what you need to do :

Visit Zutano.com and browse through their clothing collections.
Come back here and let me know which is your favorite line or design. (mandatory)

Extra entries?
*You can gain extra entries by doing the following. (one or all, it's up to YOU)

~Follow My Trendy Tykes via Google Friend Connect (located at the very bottom of blog)

~Tweet the following:
Win a $75 Zutano gift card (baby clothing) from @mommytweetsalot http://tinyurl.com/3pkg62p

~Post this giveaway on your facebook page.

~Blog about this giveaway on your blog.

*Leave a link in your comment

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, June 28th @10pm CST.

Good luck !


I received the above mentioned outfit to be used with this feature post. No other form of compensation was received and all opinions on said clothing are those of my own.

Jun 18, 2011

Ready or NOT....We're having A(nother) baby! ~baby shower~

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I guess now would be a good time to get ready, right?
We only have uhh....10 weeks to go!

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some pretty snazzy baby items with you.

*Yes, there will be a couple of giveaways too!

Are YOU ready?

AM I READY?

eek!


My Trendy Tykes baby shower begins on Monday with Zutano.
($75 giveaway too)

They make some of the most adorable baby clothes out there!

Y'all come back now....YA HEAR?

Jun 17, 2011

4th of July treats and trends

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It may feel like July (Phew! Anyone else dealing with this heat?) but we do have a couple of weeks left to plan the festivities.

Are you ready for sparklers and hot dogs?
What about watermelon and icy pops?

I am!

Here's some fabulous 4th of July treats, trends and just plain ol' cuteness . . .

Start the morning off with Red White and Blue pancakes from I am Mommy


Need a little decor?



Let there be CAKE!


Ice cream will work too!



Let's not forget the fireworks and party favors!

Oh snap fireworks party favor via eighteen25


More food ??

Ok!






BOOM BOOM!

Jun 16, 2011

Eat the chalkboard ! *Edible chalkboard

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Ok, I know I have posted way too many "Chalkboard" related posts this week.

BUT

I just had to share this one after stumbling upon it today!



via Hungry Happenings

Don't you just want to  . . .

EAT IT??!!

Don't you wanna know how to make an edible chalkboard?
There's chocolate involved!


What does your wedding band look like ?

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Even before I got married (many MANY years ago), I had one rule...

The wedding band must NOT be the PLAIN GOLD one. You know the one : ) I wanted something with a little more UMPH! No, I didn't need diamonds and bling all around but I did want some sort of design....Something a little more original and unique.

We ended up choosing these gold bands with a simple etched design around the entire ring. They really are pretty. If I say so myself : )

What kind of wedding band do you have?

Ok, next question :

Does your husband wear his wedding ring?
I know there are a lot of men that do not like to wear jewelry. Luckily, my husband wears his UNLESS IT'S NOWHERE TO BE FOUND....AHEM! (he is always misplacing things)

My dad lost two wedding rings while working so he never wears one now.

Check out these tungsten wedding rings:


They even have engraved tungsten rings for men.

Would your husband wear something like this? I think the tungsten rings are very masculine.


 

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