Monday, November 18, 2013

BBCD Black Friday Sale 2013

Going On Now!!!



 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Looooong Hiatus

    Life gets so busy doesn't it? Well for us it has been a very busy year! We had so many things going on that I just couldn't keep this blog updated; but, I am now setting aside time to get regular posts in. 

Why was our life so busy/hectic over the last year? I'll tell you.

First my handsome and sweet husband finally took the plunge and joined the US Military. He has been talking about it for as long as I have known him and for some reason 2012 was his year. He enlisted in February but didn't leave to basic until August. He is now my husband, my baby daddy & my soldier :)  He excelled while at basic and ended up getting the Distinguished Honor Grad award (like Valedictorian to us civilians) for his class. He also did so well in his AIT class that they extended his training and are providing him with more opportunity. So all in all he was gone for 9 months solid. I have been so grateful to have him back!






Now, right before he left he said, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we got pregnant right before I leave?' Well, he called it. Although neither of us knew it when we packed up all our stuff and moved from Orange County, CA to Las Vegas. I didn't find out until Sean had been gone for 3 weeks. I didn't announce to anyone until we went to Sean's graduation and I was already 14 weeks along, and then it was only to family. Facebook didn't get the announcement until I only had 12 weeks left. I kinda liked keeping it unannounced because time flew until I announced and had everyone asking every day how much longer. 


So while he was gone, I was unpacking a house, being a single mom to 2 rambunctious girls & I was pregnant with a very picky boy. I learned at about 16 weeks that I was throwing up all the time after I ate animal products of any kind; so, I had to become vegan. I loved it but have since fallen back into milk chocolate and the occasional cheese. I wish I was better about it but I am not today and its ok. I also had to repack our house while pregnant since the Army didn't station us in Vegas (we had our fingers crossed!).


Our son was born in April and has since been nursing what feels like all the time. We moved in May and I have been working to get our house in order (some days are more productive than others), home school a preteen, corral a strong willed toddler and take care of my infant son. I hope you can understand why I have let the blog fall behind ;)






Speaking of all these kids, the little man is beckoning. Gotta run!!!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

2 Pack Giveaway

Here we go again with another giveaway with a purpose.We entered the Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business competion to try and win a $250,000 grant to expand our business and products. So enter the giveaway today by voting for us!




Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Lovin' Event Grand Prize

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Baby Basics Giveaway Hop hosted by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and Amy's Craft Bucket!!  Over 30 blogs have teamed up to giveaway all sorts of great baby & new mom items. Once you've entered my giveaway, please head over here to enter the grand prize valued at over $1300 including a 4 pack of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers & a Zooper Stroller & Hook-On High Chair plus a lot more! Then follow all the links below to enter all the other great giveaways! Come back daily for more entries!!!

Summer Lovin' by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers
We're hosting the huge grand prize over here on Booty Buns Cloth Diapers Blog. Here is a run down of everything that one of our lucky winners will receive:
+ 4 extra liners & 4 extra wipes:
$140 RTV
$50 RTV


 
$28.95 RTV



$15 RTV


Adjustable Cradle Style Sling by Balboa Baby
$60 RTV


Adjustable Sling by Mamma's Milk
$60 RTV




Boba Baby Wrap
 $50 RTV


World's Best Nursing Cover by Boob Toob
$35 RTV
$13 RTV
Bobee Inc Diapering System
 $50 RTV

Shopping Cart Cover by The Peanut Shell
$60 RTV


Amber Teething Necklace by Jack's Choice
$17 RTV



$10 Gift Card from Katy's Bow-Tique
$10 RTV



Beach Themed Baby Cocoon by Puff N Stuff Crochet
$30 RTV


Any 1 Item from The Lovely Yarns' Shop
up to $40 RTV


Peacock & Aladdin Crochet Newborn Props 
$60 RTV


Ultimate Nursing Shirt by Undercover Mama
$25 RTV


Double Blessing Nursing Pillow by San Deigo Bebe
$60 RTV


Spuds Inc Plastic Free Feeding Set
 
$30 RTV


Bolero Stroller by Zooper
$400 RTV


Hook-On High Chair by Zooper

$50 RTV



Amanda Style Diaper Bag by BabyMel
 
$100 RTV


Shea & Oatmeal Scrub by The Peaceful Housewife

$6 RTV


$25 Gift Card to Green Baby Goods

$25 RTV

As you can see, this is one drool worthy package! Use this form below to enter. There are some daily entries; so, be sure to come back each day until June 20, 2012 to get all your entries for this massive baby collection! After you enter the grand prize, use the linky below to enter all the other drool worthy baby prizes!


GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER!!!

*** The Summer Lovin' Grand Prize is open to all  US & Canadian Residents. ***







Jack's Choice Amber Necklace Spotlight & Review

I was sent an Amber Teething Necklace for review from Jack's Choice. Jack's Choice is owned and operated by Staci, Jack's Mom. She is one of our retailers who carries some other great products in her store like therapeutic jewelry, cloth diaper accessories & bath items.




When I first started learning about amber necklaces, I'll admit, I was a little skeptical about if they would really work. I'd been searching for an alternative to oral gel & anti inflammatories; since I know there are side effects to them & they don't last very long anyways. 




Well, I have found the best alternative ever! At first, I noticed that she wasn't quite as whiny & crabby has she had been. We kept it on her for a week, only taking it off for bathing and sleeping. It was amazing how her demeanor was changing and becoming less ornery. I wondered if she was going through one of those weeks where her teeth were giving her a break; so, I took a look inside at the end of the first week.




Do you want to know what I noticed at the end of the week? Of course you do, that's why you're reading this right? ;) Well, I found a molar!! With my first daughter, the molars were horrorific; but, nothing compared to her I-teeth. I was shocked that the baby was so calm and nice while that molar was breaking through. 




She has since had all 4 molars break through & 3 I-teeth. She is at the point where she is starting to say a ton of stuff; so, if we forget to put it on her she asks for her necklace. In fact, she wasn't wearing it at all before her first nap today; but, when she woke up she was in a ton of pain in her mouth. She kept saying, 'I hurt' while pointing to her teeth.  When I got her necklace she got super excited and laughed. Its amazing that it takes only a minute for her to be out of pain while wearing it.We haven't had to use Oral Gel or any other med for her since we started using our Jack's Choice Amber Teething Necklace.



Here is the baby showcasing the amber necklace ;)  
 

 
You can buy your own amber teething necklace {or BBCD} here.

The Peaceful Housewife is giving away Oatmeal & Shea Butter Scrub to our grand prize winner. You can get your early entries in by liking Jack's Choice on Facebook & leaving a comment below telling me what you love most about Amber Teething Necklaces from Jack's Choice.
***The Summer Lovin' grand prize will be open to US & Canada residents only



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*** Thank you Jack's Choice  for providing the Amber Teething Necklace for to us for review! All reviews and discussions presented by me are to be interpreted as my opinion as I was not compensated for this post. You should always follow the directions, instructions, and guidance provided by the maker or producer of any product or service reviewed or discussed by me, and you assume the full risk inherent in the use of any such product or service. BBCD disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding any product other than BBCD, service, website and/or other topics reviewed or discussed by BBCD, and further disclaims any liability related to the use of thereof.

Katy's Bow-Tique Spotlight & Review

We worked with Katy's Bow-Tique recently for another giveaway hop that we took part in. Katy has graciously decided to take part in this giveaway as well! Click here to see our review. 




We love that Katy's Bow-Tique is also a charity based business. All of her proceeds go to her church's nursery! We love people and companies with charity flowing through them :) 





You can buy your own Katy's Bow-Tique Bows here.

Katy's Bow-Tique is giving away a $10 gift card to our grand prize winner. You can get your early entries in by liking Katy's Bow-Tique on Facebook & leaving a comment below telling me what you love most about Katy's Bow-Tique.
***The Summer Lovin' grand prize will be open to US & Canada residents only





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GO GREEN ♥ GIVE CHARITY


*** Thank you Katy's Bow-Tique  for providing us with some great bows to review! All reviews and discussions presented by me are to be interpreted as my opinion as I was not compensated for this post. You should always follow the directions, instructions, and guidance provided by the maker or producer of any product or service reviewed or discussed by me, and you assume the full risk inherent in the use of any such product or service. BBCD disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding any product other than BBCD, service, website and/or other topics reviewed or discussed by BBCD, and further disclaims any liability related to the use of thereof.

The Lovely Yarns Spotlight & Review

Karla from The Lovely Yarns has some of the cutest crochet photo props ever! She likes to crochet because it reminds her of her grandmother. What a special thing it is to be able to have memories with those you love to remind you of them when you are apart! Karla has great craftsmanship & these adorable pieces are sure to last you a long time; so, long as you follow her care instructions.


She makes this adorable mermaid set as well as some other noteworthy sets you need to go check out.






This set come with a fin,  star headband & star bra. My daughter loved being dressed up in it for these pictures!


 
I can't wait to have more babies & get more of these adorable crochet sets!



The Lovely Yarns also offers some super cute crochet hats & hair pieces. You can browse her shop & buy your own handmade crochet items here.

Karla has graciously opened her shop to our grand prize winner. If you win, you get to pick any item from her shop!! Get your early entries in today by liking The Lovely Yarns on Facebook, Favoriting The Lovely Yarns on Etsy, and leaving a comment below telling me which item you love the most from her shop.
***The Summer Lovin' grand prize will be open to US & Canada residents only








GO GREEN ♥ GIVE CHARITY


*** Thank you The Lovely Yarns  for providing this amazing  crochet photo props to us for review! All reviews and discussions presented by me are to be interpreted as my opinion as I was not compensated for this post. You should always follow the directions, instructions, and guidance provided by the maker or producer of any product or service reviewed or discussed by me, and you assume the full risk inherent in the use of any such product or service. BBCD disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding any product other than BBCD, service, website and/or other topics reviewed or discussed by BBCD, and further disclaims any liability related to the use of thereof.