Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 7/30

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.


 


Thursday, July 29, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #17 - My Lil Lamb Personalized Baby Boy/Girl Plush Elephant! (CLOSED)


My Lil Lamb, based in Baton Rouge, LA, is a baby clothing and gift boutique with a selection of personalized items.  Their selection include baby clothingtoddler clothingeco-friendly apparel and accessoriesnovelty clothingbaby gifts (bibs, blankets, diaper bags, baby shower gifts), accessories (bath, hair, hats and scarves, shoes), personalizedSpring/Summer funholidaycostumes, and baby shower.  It's a great place to shop not only for your child, but also for your baby shower.


I especially love the eco-friendly baby apparel from My Lil Lamb - Baby Beanie and Layered Long Sleeves Kimono Bodysuit Set!  Both the beanie and the bodysuit is amazingly soft, made from 70% viscose (bamboo) and 30% organic cotton (beanie - 25% organic cotton and 5% spandex).  Bamboo and Soy are antibacterial, hypoallergenic, more breathable, and thermal regulating - perfect for babies' sensitive skins.  I think the kimono style bodysuit with snaps along the side and crotch is great especially for first time parents because it's easier to change the fragile baby in and out of the outfit.  But, the most unique feature is the stitch-in contrasting layered sleeves.


Baby Hsu will definitely appreciate the trendy organic Baby Beanie and Layered Long Sleeves Kimono Bodysuit Set from My Lil Lamb against his sensitive skin, which makes a fantastic gift and is a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  The Baby Beanie and Layered Long Sleeves Kimono Bodysuit Set may be purchased for $44.00 at My Lil Lamb.  And, the Personalized Baby Boy's 13 inch Buddy Elephant and Personalized Baby Girl's 13 inch Sissy Elephant may be purchased for $39.95 each.  My Lil Lamb is currently offering free shipping (only in the US) for all items.

WIN IT!  My Lil Lamb has generously offered a Personalized Baby Boy's or Baby Girl's Elephant (pictured above - personalized with baby's name and birthday on elephant's ear) to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit My Lil Lamb commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Kimono Bodysuit Set).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like My Lil Lamb on Facebook
3)  Follow @mylillamb on Twitter
4)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
5)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
6)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
10) Grab my Baby Hsu Shower Extravaganza button (right sidebar)
11) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
12) Update your Facebook status to link back to this giveaway
13) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Personalized Baby Boy/Girl Plush Elephant! (8/12) http://bit.ly/cpLPw5 @mylillamb #baby gifts Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 13 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US only and ends on 08/12/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #16 - Bloume Baby Organic Kicky Pants Tee and Miyim Teether! (CLOSED)


Bloume Baby, launched in 2008 by Annie Totten, provides consumers with a place to purchase stylish, healthy, sustainable products, while promoting a green lifestyle.  A gift registry may be created on their website where you may add all the adorable items you must have from Bloume Baby.  Bloume baby also offers gift cards if you're just having a hard time pick out the perfect gift (since there's so much wonderful items to choose from).  You may find the most unique and purest styles for your baby.

Dress - boys, girls, accessories, unisex
Play  - wooden toys, plush, rockers and ride on's, rattles and teethers
Eat - bibs, bottles and nipples
Sleep - bedding, sleepwear
Bathe - hooded towels, bath and body
Travel - diaper bags, slings and carriers, stroller accessories
For Momma - yoga, bath and body


One of my favorite items from Bloume Baby is the Organic Reversible Jacket and Organic Reversible Pant.  The outfit, made from 100% organic cotton in the fabulous USA, is fully reversible which gives you twice the wear and twice the style.   The jacket fashions a kimono style where you can cuff the sleeves to show the color of the reversible side.  The pants has two buttons on each sides so that it may be cuffed and the length may be easily adjusted.  The pants may also be folded down to cover your baby's toes. 


Baby Hsu will definitely be the most fashionable and earth loving baby in town in his Organic Reversible Jacket and Pant from Bloume Baby, which makes a wonderful gift and is a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

 Kicky Pants Tee and Miyim Teether
                                            Front                         Back

BUY IT!  The Organic Reversible Jacket is on sale for $34.99 and the Organic Reversible Pant is on sale for $34.00 at Bloume Baby.  The bamboo Kicky Pants Tees may be purchased for $22.00 and the Miyim Teether may be purchased for $12.00.

WIN IT!  Bloume Baby has generously offered a Kicky Pants Tee of your choice and Miyim Bear Teether (pictured above) to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Bloume Baby commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Organic Reversible Jacket).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Bloume Baby on Facebook
3)  Follow @bloumebaby on Twitter
4)  Subscribe to Bloume Baby's blog via RSS feed
5)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
6)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
7)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
8)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
9)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
10) Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
11) Grab my Baby Hsu Shower Extravaganza button (right sidebar)
12) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
13) Update your Facebook status to link back to this giveaway
14) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Bamboo Kicky Pants Tee and Organic Miyim Teether! (8/10) http://bit.ly/9DMthK @bloumebaby Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 14 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US only and ends on 08/10/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 7/23

Happy Friday!  Feel free to link up your giveaways and check out other awesome giveaways!  Please leave the link to your giveaway post rather than your homepage.  Remember to check back every Friday for a fresh new linky.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #15 - Tokyo Baby Japanese Monkey Pants! (CLOSED)



 

Tokyo Baby, headquartered in British Colombia, Canada, is an online boutique that offers unique and quality baby, kids, and maternity apparel and accessories.  They also offer gift certificates of $25.00.  Tokyo Baby carries many products that are one-of-a-kind and hard to find.  All of their products are imported from Japan.  One word sums it up - stylish. 


Tokyo Baby carries a wide selection of Japanese Monkey Pants, which is a new trend straight from Japan.  I especially love the Monkey Pants #1916 Indigo, Denim!  The pants are made of 100% cotton, free from formaldehyde chemicals, and is stretchy to allow for comfort.  It also features a boot-cut, which portrays your baby to look slimmer and taller.  The bum area is curved to support your baby's diaper.  My favorite feature of the pants is the smiley face on the bum.  How cute is it when your baby flashes a smiley face while he/she walks and wiggles in the Japanese Monkey Pants? 

Tokyo Baby also carries a variety of leg warmers, with the Cuse Berry Leg Warmers - 0882 Stars and Border (Blue) being my favorite.  The leg warmers are made of cotton, acrylic, and polyester, which measures at approximately 3.5"W x 13"L.  From babies to adults, these leg warmers can also be used as arm warmers or simply to protect your arms from the sun.  It's adorable how the stars are all over the leg warmers.

If you're in Victoria, BC, Canada during September 25-26, 2010, be sure to stop by Tokyo Baby's booth at the Vancouver Island Baby Fair!  Tokyo Baby will also participate in another baby fair in Vancouver, Canada in October 2010.  Be sure to check Tokyo Baby's website under Upcoming Events.

All eyes will be on Baby Hsu when he strolls along in his Japanese Monkey Pants and leg warmers from Tokyo Baby!  These items make extraordinary gifts and are a must have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  Japanese Monkey Pants (sizes 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months, 2-3 years) may be purchased for a starting price of $18.50 and leg warmers for a starting price of $11.50 at Tokyo Baby.

WIN IT!  Tokyo Baby has generously offered a Japanese Monkey Pants of your choice to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry (please leave a comment for each entry done and remember to leave your email if it's not already in your profile):

1)  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Tokyo Baby commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Monkey Pants #1916 Indigo, Denim).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
3)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
4)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
5)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
6)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
7)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
8)  Grab my Baby Hsu Shower Extravaganza button (right sidebar)
9)  Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
10) Update your Facebook status to link back to this giveaway
11) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Cute Tokyo Baby Japanese Monkey Pants! (8/5) http://bit.ly/cVRBb1 Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 11 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open worldwide and ends on 08/05/2010 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck! 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Pregnancy Week 34 - Maternity Photos by Wendy Le Photography

Before Baby Hsu arrives, one thing to check off the list was to take pregnancy photographs.  Hubby and I decided to go with my friend's sister, Wendy Le Photography.  My friend Gilbert of Americana Cinema did such an amazing job on our movie-like wedding video that I trusted the work of his sister to shoot my maternity photos.  And, I'm totally happy with the photos!  Luckily, I did not have to worry about my hair and makeup because it was included in the package.  


Wendy Le Photography is the photographer to go to for all your photography needs - from fashion, events, weddings, etc.  She's based in Los Angeles, CA but can accommodate your location as well.   

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BHSE Review - GelPro Mat



The revolutionary GelPro Mats were created with a simple goal - comfort.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the mats are all designed, manufactured, and assembled in USA.  While there are unattractive industrial anti-fatigue mats produced, GelPro has designed anti-fatigue mats for residential use in a class of their own.  The mats come in standard sizes (18"x24", 20"x36", 20"x72") and designer sizes (28"x48", 28"x72", 28"x108", 28"x144", 36"x48", 36"x72", 36"x108", 36"x144").  Not only does GelPro specializes in mats, but they also carry seat cushions and placemats in selected styles.

FEATURES:
* Comfort - cushion the shock from walking or standing on hard floor
* Technology - non-slip bottom with anti-microbial additives, gel core, stain resistant top surface
* Style - 9 styles, 11 sizes, 50 colors with a 3-dimensional texture
* Quality - gel-filled mats that contour to your feet, made from the world's finest composite fabrics, bottom engineered to resist bacteria, mold, and algae

               Basketweave                                       Trellis                                        Wicker
                     Flora                                           Cordoba                                      Ostrich
                   Striated                                        Crocodile                                    Rattlesnake

The GelPro Mat is terrific!  I immediately noticed the difference after using the cushioned mat.  With Baby Hsu's weight adding pressure to my back, the mat helps transfer the pressure when standing for a long period of time.  The mat carries a good amount of weight, which stays put and does not easily shift.  I currently place the mat in front of our kitchen sink, where I do most of my standing while washing the dishes and chopping meat and vegetables.  Another great idea is to place the mat in front of your changing table when changing your baby's diapers if you have a hard floor, which will definitely help relieve pain from all the bending and lifting.  Hmm, maybe one day, the future will turn to GelPro flooring rather than harwood flooring.

I will be relieved from back pain, heel pain, and overall fatigue standing on my GelPro Mat, while cooking, washing dishes, and changing Baby Hsu's dirty diapers.  GelPro Mats make fantastic gifts and is an atypical must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  GelPro Mats may be purchased at a starting price of $69.95 at GelPro.  You may also find the mats at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Sur La Table, and other retail stores. 

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.