K&E Darlin Designs Review and Giveaway

What could cause giggles, smiles, dancing, funny faces, and all around cuteness in a little girl?  A pretty tutu and bow of course.  A K&E Darlin Designs tutu and bow to be exact.
K&E Darlin Designs is run by 3 Mommies with 8 kids all together.  Their slogan is "Making the world tutu cute, on little girl at a time."  And isn't that the truth.  Their tutus are adorable.  They are very well made.  The hold up to my very active almost 18 month old.  The tulle they use is soft tulle.  I've seen some made with thicker, rougher tulle and little girls don't keep them on because they're itchy.  The only reason Madelynn too hers off is because there is so much tulle in the tutu that when she sat down to read a book it got in her way.  These tutus are very full.  There is no skimpin on tulle for sure.  And the bow is a beautifully full korker bow
After Madelynn let me take pictures of her sitting in our rocking chair she spun around in circles dancing.  She loves the tutu and bow and I do as well.

K&E Darlin Designs is giving one of you the chance to make your little girl's day.  They are giving one of our readers their choice of either a tutu & matching bow or a onesie/t-shirt & matching bow.  You get to choose the colors.

To Enter: Visit K&E Darlin Designs and tell us which item from their store is your favorite.  Remember for your entry to qualify you MUST follow In the Mommy Business(this blog) through either Google Friend Connect or Email Subscription.

This giveaway will end July 3rd at naptime, which is usually between noon and 1pm.


Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels Giveaway Winner!

The Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels Giveaway Winner is,

♥Heather♥ said...

The pink marbled combo is my favorite!
I follow you!

Congratulations! I will contact you shortly.
Everyone else check out our other open giveaways.  Good luck!


Oodles of Doodles Double Giveaway Winners.

#12 Tabathia, she won the bag full of doodle supplies.


#4 Clancy, she won the bear and bear pattern.

Congratulations ladies. I will be emailing you shortly.

Everyone else, remember to check out our other cool giveaways we have open.  Also remember on ALL GIVEAWAYS for your entries to be valid you MUST follow In the Mommy Business on Google Friend Connect or through Email Subscription.  We do check those things out.  If you do not follow your entry is invalid and you CAN NOT win.


Happy Father's Day.

to all of the daddies out there.  
You are all very appreciated.

We'd like to take a moment to appreciate our husbands.  The Daddies to our precious babies.  They are wonderful.  They are gentle and kind.  Yet they have a firm hand to discipline and teach.  They love to play and have fun. They are there to wipe all of the tears away.  They are the best Daddies for our children we could ever ask for.  They are prefect.  Thank you Casey and Jeff for being the best Daddies that you can be.


Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels Review and Giveaway

Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels is the original teething jewelery invented by Dr. Helen Bloom Smith.  They are created by a dentist, FDA approved, phthalate free, lead free, BPA free, PVC free, Latex free, waterproof, and dishwasher safe.  I don't think you could ask for more in teething jewelery.  

The people at Dr.Bloom were kind enough to send Madelynn and I three teething bracelets to review.  They are very fashionable to begin with.  I don't wear bracelets usually but they look just like the plastic bracelets you see people wearing.  They're just rubbery and safe for your baby to chew on.  I wear them sometimes but when I don't feel like wearing them I stick the bracelets in my purse anyway because Madelynn is currently getting her eye teeth.  When we are shopping she will start chewing on her hand or try to chew on the buckle.  With these all I have to do is take one out of my purse or off my wrist and give it to her.  It keeps her from getting germs from the cart and from getting drool all down her hand and arm.  I like them alot better than the other teething jewelery I have tired.  They don't collect fuzz.  Which I think is awesome cause then you don't have to wipe them off every time you want to give it to you baby/toddler.  I'd definitely recommend this teething jewelery as far as bracelets go over others.  I don't so much like the shape of the necklace.  But that's a personal preference.

Dr. Bloom sent me a lavender combo set to giveaway to one of our wonderful readers.

To Enter all you have to do is visit Dr.Bloom's site and tell us which item/color is your favorite.  For your entry to be valid you must be a follower through Google Friend Connect or an Email Subscriber.  They are both over on the left sidebar.  Also remember to check out the Extra Entries tab at the top of the page to find out how you can get 10 extra entries to the giveaway of your choice.
This giveaway will end June 22nd.

8 Weeks to a Clean Home

Are you having trouble getting your home clean and keeping it that way for an extended period of time?  If so you can head on over to my personal blog Life is a New Adventure Everyday and join me on my 8 Weeks to a Clean Home Challenge.



Oodles of Doodles Review and Double Giveaway!

When you have a 17 month old you know how awesome crayons and stickers are.  You can be having the most frustrating day with your child ever, but as soon as you break out those crayons everything is better and you're magically able to get your work done.

Oodles of Doodles has all of your doodling, crafting, and sewing needs for kids of all ages.  
This bag is packed with SO MUCH STUFF. 
It contains:
- 8" plush Doodles mascot miniature 

- 8 1/2' x 5 1/2" notebook with plenty of pages to doodle (color of notebook covers vary)

- sticker sheets to help decorate your notebook cover

- color your own canvas backpack to carry all your doodle tools
- 3 wooden pencils
- 1 pencil/crayon sharpener
- 1 pencil case for all your doodle tools (color of pencil cases vary)
- 3 pencil critters to color and wrap around your pencils and give them some character,
- 4 pack of Oodles of Doodles crayons
- 8 crayons
- 5 mini colored pencils
- 1 crayon shaped eraser
- 3" plastic chalkboard
- 2 pieces of chalk and
- 1 doodle sheet with plenty of doodle examples!
And it's all at a very reasonable price.
For the past 3 Sundays we have brought this with us to church for Madelynn.  It keeps her quite during the sermon better than anything else we have brought with us.  She loves the stickers.  And the note book is the perfect size to fit into her lap.

Madelynn's Doodles and Creations

They also sent us a Finished Teddy Bear along with the pattern to make one.  I haven't made my own yet but the pattern looks really simple.  They say it's for parents.  But I think it would be perfect to teach your daughter to sew.

Visit Oodles of Doodles and come back here and tell us which craft you like the best.  For your entry to be valid you must follow In the Mommy Business on Google Friend Connect or email subscription.

The first name drawn will be the winner of the 8" Plush Doodle Stick Figure with Doodle Tools and color your own Canvas and Backpack.  The second name drawn will win the Finished Teddy Bear and make it yourself pattern.  The giveaway will end on June 21st at noon.


Follow-Up Friday

This week has been an exciting one.  Our Mommy Tackle Box Monday post was a pretty special one.  If you haven't read it yet you probably want to.  Nicole and I are both expecting!  We promise that we won't do only maternity/newborn review and giveaways but there will be more of them now then there has been.

We've decided that most of our giveaways will be 1 entry giveaways.  The only ones that will have more entries are ones that companies require us to have more, or very large giveaways.  But I have also added and Extra Entries page.  On this page it tells you how to get 10 extra entries to the giveaway of your choice by referring a friend.  If you'd like these make sure  you follow everything the page says to do.

We have also chosen to change the link up on Follow-Up Fridays.  You can still link up your giveaways if you'd like but we'd also like to hear about your week.  So link up your own Follow-Up Friday and share with us what's been going on in your week.  If there's a good turn out we will eventually create a button for it.

Well that's all for updates this week.  Now for winners, reviews, and giveaways.

Our Winners
In the Mommy Business's Messiest Baby Winner:
Amy Matthews over at Life as it has been given Me.
We hope you enjoy cleaning up all your messes with the wonderful smelling soap.

Cozy Knits for You Cup Cozy Winner
Tiffany Pettey from Make Easy Money from Home.
Hopefully you can find a use for the cup cozy sometime soon.

Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree Winner
Cheryl F. from The Lucky Ladybug.
She is really lucky she seems to win once a week. Enjoy your food!

Our Review
Moukisac Review a very versatile reusable shopping bag.

Our Giveaway 
Vapur Review and Giveaway the water anti-bottle.

We have lots of really fun giveaways coming up!  Don't forget to refer your friends!
Now it's time to link you your own Follow-Up Friday.


In the Mommy Business's Messiest Baby!

#2 Marker Girl!

It was really close by 2%.  But that is quite the mess!  Now her Mommy will receive a prize pack of CleanWell All-Natural Kid-Friendly Soap to clean up future messes.  Hopefully none of them are that big!

Thank you everyone for entering.  We are planning on having more photo contests in the future.  We will be using a different voting system.  That one proved to be not so great. We're looking forward to see your pictures!

The winner of the Cozy Knits for You Cup Cozy is:

Comment #4

petteytiffany@yahoo.com said...4

i follow and heres my fb post


Everyone else keep an eye out for some more giveaways coming this week.
And if you haven't already you should check out our Mommy Tackle Box Monday post this week.  
It's exciting!


Follow-Up Friday/ What do you think? edition

Hello, and welcome to another Follow-Up Friday.  

I bet you ladies are getting pretty sick of hearing from just me.  I know I can be boring sometimes.  You don't have to worry though.  Nicole is back and she's ready for some bloggin.  She has so many cool reviews comin up for you.  I'm pretty jealous of the cool stuff she gets.

How do you like the new layout?  Please tell me you like it?  I've been searchin for complements on it all week.  Well, since the last time I changed it.  The way I changed it earlier in the week had the same stuff going on as this one pretty much.  I just didn't like the color.  I think it's gonna stay this way until we can get a custom made template.

What are your thoughts on giveaway entries?  I've been playin around with a few new ways lately.  Do you like having to leave just one comment even if it means you have to do 1 or 2 things for the entry to be valid?  We didn't get a very large response to the photo contest.  Did everyone pretty much not like that?  Or was the prize on it not large enough?  We would really like to know how you feel.  Let us have it!

Well I'm out of things to say so I'll leave you with lists and a link-up.  Oh wait.  No one is using the link-up.  Do you just not like it?  Does no one have any giveaways?  What's going on with that?  We put it up to help out our fellow giveaway bloggers.  If you don't think it helps let us know and we'll quit.

Our Winner
Cheryl, The Lucky Ladybug.  I think her name suits her.  Don't you?

Our Giveaways
I know it's a cup cozy and it's June.  But you can use it on your cups when you sit out on the porch to keep it from slipping out of your hand because of condensation.

It's free food! Enter to win it!

A Review
A way to keep your kid's brain goin all summer long.

This week it was brought to you by Amy from Life as it has been given Me.

It's almost over.  Please vote for the baby that you think is the MESSIEST.

That's all for this week.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  
Please don't forget to link-up your giveaways.

Brain dead?

I absolutely loved summer break when I was in school.  It meant lots of free time, not having homework to do constantly, getting hang out with friends, and just doing the things I loved.  We didn't have the internet until I was in high school.  And even then I didn't start using things like facebook and such regularly until my junior or senior year.  We had video games but my brothers and I didn't really play them much.  The thing we did the most was drown ourselves in the television.  But today the computer is like TV was to us.  While watching TV or playing on the computer I would slowly loose all of the information I had learned at school.  I don't know if it's because the info didn't stick very well so it was easy to forget or because I was filling my brain with other nonscence.  Whatever the case may be, when I went back to school the teachers expected us to remember things we had learned the year before and I just couldn't.  And I wasn't the only one.  There were many kids that didn't remember.
There is this cool new tool called GetNoodles.  It allows parents to set up timed questions on the computer for their kids.  So once every 5-55 minutes you can have you child quizzed on something they should know from school.  If they answer the question right they get to keep playing.  If it's answered wrong they are locked out of playing on the computer.  I think it's an awesome tool to keep your children's mind fresh.  Even if you're homeschooling I think it's a good tool.
Go check it out at http://www.getnoodles.com.  It's completely free to download and use.
It's a cheap and easy way to keep your kids from going brain dead.  GetNoodles.


Cookies and Clippies Winner!

The winner of the Cookies and Clippies Giveaway is #9


Publicly following In The Mommy Business with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I'd choose Coconut-Lime Coolers and pink Yo Yo Posies Hair Clippies :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!


Please remember to vote for the Messiest Baby and check out our other giveaways that are open.

Cozy Knits For You Review and Giveaway

While I was looking around to find handmade stuff to review I found Cozy Knits for You.  Cozy Knits is a Mommy to a 2 year old little girl.  She loves to knit cozys, scarves, hats, sweaters, and pretty much anything you could think of knitting like Vegetables.  I'm not even joking.  She knits Vegetables and is going to start knitting Fruit very soon. I think that's super cool.

I was allowed to review a Hand Knitted Flower Hair Clip and 3 Hand Knitted Eggs.  Really I should say Miss M was allowed to review them.  She's the one that used and played with them.

I really liked the hair clip.  It was super simple but really cute at the same time.  It stayed in Miss M's hair very well and it even held up to her pulling on it and chewing on it.  It was knitted beautifully and was very good quaility.

Miss M loved the Eggs the best.  I wish I had a picture of her.  I was cooking when my husband opened the package.  He likes to open my mail.  As soon as Miss M saw the Eggs she got excited.  He took them out and gave them to her and she ran back and forth to her room and then the living room with one in her mouth and one in each hand.  She was giggling and squealing the whole time.  Then my Husband showed her she could play with them in her play farm or she could throw them.  So she kept the one in her mouth and played with the other two.  They are very sturdy.  I know because not much stands up to the death hold of toddler teeth.  Stuff eventually gets holes or breaks or something like that.  But these held their shape and there were no holes.  Now I'm not tellin you to let your toddler chew on these cause that's definitely not what they're for but just in case it happens they'll be ok.

Cozy Knits for You is giving one of our readers the opportunity to win a Cup Cozy of the color of your choosing.

To Enter, You must visit Cozy Knits for You on Facebook, like them, and tell them something you like about their  Cozy Knits.  Leave us a comment letting us know that you did it.
For your entry to be valid you MUST follow In the Mommy Business through GFC or email Subscription. They're both now on the left sidebar.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, June 8th.