Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 8/27

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, August 26, 2010

Note for Current Giveaways

Please note that if my current giveaways have not been marked as "CLOSED", you are still eligible to participate even though there is an end date.  I am due any day now with our 1st child and I might be out of commission for a bit.  I appreciate your patience as I'll draw the winners when I return to my blog (after getting a handle of motherhood).  My Friday giveaway linky will continue and has been scheduled to post every Friday at 12:00am PST.

Parenting Webinar 08/31/10 at 6:00-7:00pm PST

Rhiana from HurriedHomemaker.com invites you to a complimentary parenting webinar on 08/31/10 at 6:00pm PST.  She has been working with Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions to learn the right tools on how to enjoy the experience of parenting.

Sign up now at http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/hurried-homemaker.

I'll try to be there if Baby Hsu hasn't made his debut yet.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #27 - Bored Inc. Tee of Choice! (CLOSED)


 
Bored Inc., where "it's cute to be bored", is a mother and daughter team based out of Los Angeles.  They create products to make your everyday life a little bit cuter with products and art inspired by amiable Japanese character art.  There are many playful products to keep you from being bored - women's teesmen's teesbaby and toddler, kid's and youth, wall decals, totes and purses, accessories and jewelry, stickers and magnets, cards, handmade plush, and limited edition prints.
 

The Stinky Poo Onesie (Organic) is one of my favorite Bored Inc. onesies and I especially adore how Stinky Poo's eyes squint.  It is made in the USA from 100% organic cotton, which feels comfortably soft against the skin.  The onesie is in a natural color, which goes very well with the brown Stinky Poo.  Sizes are available in 6-12, 12-18, and 18-24 months.  I also find the Yummies Side Pocket Purse to be insanely cute, being a person that love yummy treats.  The black canvas purse is covered with smiley-faced cupcakes, lollipops, candies, and ice creams and has a fuchsia satin lining.  The purse measures at 8 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 6 1/2" D with a black vinyl bottom and a single magnetic snap in the middle to secure the purse.  The two snap side pockets and inner zippered pocket allow for extra storage.  The purse is a good size (not bulky) for me to use as a diaper bag.
 

There will be countless days when the Stinky Poo Onesie on Baby Hsu is telling me exactly what he has done.  I'll also enjoy carrying my Yummies Side Pocket Tote (my diaper bag) around town.  These two items make cute gifts and are must haves on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  The Stinky Poo Onesie (Organic) may be purchased for $22.00 and the Yummies Side Pocket Tote for $28.00 at Bored Inc.  You may also locate Bored Inc. merchandise on the web, at local boutique stores, and Toys"R"Us.

WIN IT!  Bored Inc. has generously offered a tee of your choice and size 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 publicly on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Bored Inc. commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Stinky Poo Onesie Organic).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like TokyoBunnie on Facebook
3)  Follow @TokyoBunnie on Twitter
4)  Join Bored Inc.'s newsletter (bottom left)
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 Bored Inc. Tee of Choice - Kawaii (Cute)! (9/17) http://bit.ly/9JS72s @TokyoBunnie Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 14 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open worldwide and ends on 09/17/2010 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.

BHSE GIVEAWAY #26 - Hip Violet Handmade Gender Neutral Baby Bib! (CLOSED)



Hip Violet specializes in one-of-a-kind baby bibs and apparel for the "hip" babies.  All handcrafted in the USA, their bibs are made from scratch with a complementing unique applique that is exclusively designed by the owner.   You may customize bibs, onesies, and tees by choosing from a vast selection of fabrics and appliques.  One of Hip Violet's bib made its debut on The Ellen Show (check it out on Hip Violet's blog).  If you're in the Colorado area, be sure to visit one of Hip Violet's upcoming events listed on their blog (top right under Upcoming Shows).  Just recently returning from vacation, Hip Violet is adding tons of new items on their shop - be sure to check back.
 

The 70's Trees and Cars with Tie (Checkerboard) Applique Bib is simply adorable and unique with fabrics and appliques that I have not seen elsewhere.  I love how the bib and applique has two contrasting fabrics.  The backing is a matching soft black fleece.  The bib is oversized so that there is more coverage of the child's clothing and has two toddler-proof snaps for closure.  It measures at approximately 11" wide x 13.75" long and may be machine washed and dried. 

Baby Hsu will definitely be the trendy and tidy baby in town with his Hip Violet custom handmade bib - a totally hip gift and is a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

Retro Kids in the Kitchen with Whale Applique
 
BUY IT!  Hip Violet custom handmade bibs may be purchased at a starting price of $15.00 at Hip Violet.

WIN IT!  Hip Violet has generously offered the Retro Kids in the Kitchen with Whale Applique Bib (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 publicly on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Hip Violet commenting on your favorite applique.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite applique is the Tie).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Add Hip Violet's Etsy shop as favorite (heart them on Etsy)
3)  Follow Hip Violet's blog publicly via Google Friend Connect
4)  Like Hip Violet on Facebook
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 Hip Violet Handmade Gender Neutral Stylish Baby Bib! (9/17) http://bit.ly/cIOLvO Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 14 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open worldwide and ends on 09/17/2010 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.



Monday, August 23, 2010

Pregnant @ Week 39!

Thank you Graco for the cute I Love My Baby Bump t-shirt!  If you're pregnant, you can share your stories and photos and connect with other parents-to-be on I Love My Baby Bump on Facebook.

BHSE Review - CSN 200+ Online Stores (CSNBaby.com)


As a CSN Preferred Blogger, I am always excited to review products from CSN Stores with 200+ online stores!  At CSN Stores, you may find products for the entire household from entertainment centers from their RackandStands.com store to Corelle dinnerware sets from their Cookware.com store and much more.  As mentioned before, their customer service is excellent where you don't have to wait long before you're connected to someone live.  And, I do appreciate that all items are tax free - the price listed is what you pay.

Right when I saw the Step2 Motorcycle Ride-On Toy in Red I immediately imagined how darling and cute Baby Hsu would look riding on his first wheels - a sports bike (which I'll pretend is a Ducati).  It is equipped with wide wheels for easy balance and easy grip handles to fit small hands.  In addition, the headlights, taillights, and air intake decals make pretend play more exciting.  The Step2 Motorcycle (25.75"H x 16.75"W x 8.75"D) is for ages 2 1/2 and up, which weighs about 10 lbs with a maximum weight of 50 lbs.  It's very easy to assemble and doesn't take too much storage space.          

Dr. Brown's Insulated Bottle Tote Bag is designed to keep Dr. Brown's baby bottles cool or warm and can hold up to three standard or wide-neck Dr. Brown's bottles.  I love how the interior is moisture-resistant that allows for easy clean up and that this black tote includes a freezable gel pack.  Other features include zippered pockets for storing personal items, backside Velcro straps for stroller attachment, and adjustable carrying strap for various carrying positions.  The tote is perfect to store milk and place in my diaper bag when I take Baby Hsu out shopping, to grandparents' house, etc.  I don't have to worry about the milk spoiling and I can quickly feed Baby Hsu with the bottle when he's hungry instead of spending more time nursing outside.

Baby Hsu will certainly enjoy riding on his Step2 Motorcycle Ride-On Toy in Red, while I'll have a piece of mind that his milk won't spoil in the Dr. Brown's Insulated Bottle Tote Bag when we must go out!  CSN Stores (including CSNBaby.com) carry many items that make great gifts and that are must-haves on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  The Step2 Motorcycle Ride-On Toy in Red may be purchased for $29.99 and the Dr. Brown's Insulated Bottle Tote Bag for $20.98 at CSNBaby.com. 

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, August 20, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 8/20

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, August 19, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #25 - $50 GC Vinylize It Vinyl Decals and T-Shirts! (CLOSED)

 

Vinylize It, owned by sisters Holly and Heather, originally began their business to provide a low-cost fundraiser to schools and other organizations and now has grown to include political campaign decals, business signs, t-shirts, and home decor.  Vinylize It carries many products to help personalize your homes, cars, clothing, and more - home decor, weddings, car decals, and t-shirts.


I have placed Christ, the way (22" x 11" in Turquoise) right above the interior of the door entrance to Baby Hsu's nursery.  Next, I have placed the So Many Toys, So Little Time (22" x 7" in King Blue), without the wording, in between Baby Hsu's closet and bathroom door.  My husband said it appears that the train is flying over a bridge.  Sizes are available in 14" x 7", 22" x 11", 32" x 16", 38" x 19", 44" x 22", and also in custom sizes.  Vinyl wall decals are a fantastic way to dress up a room without damaging and altering the walls.  It's very simple to apply and quick to remove.  I'm very pleased with how our guest room with gray walls has transformed into Baby Hsu's nursery, full of life with colorful vinyl wall decals.

   
Baby Hsu's nursery is finally finished with Vinylize It vinyl wall decals, which make great gifts and are a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  Christ, the way and So Many Toys, So Little Time (22" x 11") vinyl wall decals may be purchased for $15.00 each at Vinylize It.  Vinylize It is currently offering a 25% discount off your entire order (use code BABY).

WIN IT!  Vinylize It has generously offered a $50 gift certificate to purchase anything on their website 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 Vinylize It commenting on your favorite style.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Christ, the way vinyl decal).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Vinylize It on Facebook
3)  Follow @VinylizeIt 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 $50 GC Vinylize It Wall Decals and T-Shirts! (9/9) http://bit.ly/c1ZnsU @VinylizeIt #decor Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 13 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open worldwide and ends on 09/09/2010 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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #24 - AIR-O-SWISS AOS 7146 Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier! (CLOSED)



  

AIR-O-SWISS products have been introduced to North America since 2001 through The PLASTON International Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of PLASTON Holding AG in Widnau, Switzerland founded by Hans Frei in 1956).  With over 50 years of experience, AIR-O-SWISS has become the leader in high performance air humidification and purification in North America.  AIR-O-SWISS carries a line of innovative products with exclusive Swiss designs to provide top quality air.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers - AOS 7131, AOS 7133, AOS 7135, AOS 7142, AOS 7144, AOS 7145, AOS 7146
Air Washers - AOS 1355N, AOS 2055, AOS 2055D
Evaporators - AOS E2441
Air Cleaners - AOS 2061, AOS 2071

The AOS E2441 Evaporator is the first top-fill humidifier where dry air is forced through a wet evaporator wick to release properly humidified air, while simultaneously washing the air by removing dust and other airborne particles to a certain degree.  The process of evaporation is also a self-regulating humidification because air, based on its temperature, only absorbs a certain amount of water.  The evaporator is designed and manufactured in Switzerland, which combines a sleek design with simple operation - "sleek simplicity".  After trying the evaporator in our own bedroom, I've noticed that my skin contained more moisture - goodbye dried cheeks and chapped lips.  I also noticed that our bedroom smelled fresher.  My husband used to always complain that there was a "smell" in our room that he can't pinpoint (I've tried using diffusers with no luck).  The evaporator is especially perfect for our house being that we're in California with its dry weather.

FEATURES
Humidifies the air in rooms up to 430 SF (40m2)
* Fill from top - just like watering a plant
* Water level indicator - floater that indicates with a red line when the water base is full
* Microbial protection - Ionic Silver Stick (ISS) prevents the growth of microbes in the water base
* Quiet - 2 whisper quiet operation modes for normal and night use
* Energy efficient - uses minimal electricity
* Easy to handle and clean - unit can be taken apart in 3 steps

Baby Hsu will definitely have a good night's sleep, breathing in fresh and humidified air in his room with the AIR-O-SWISS AOS E2441 Evaporator - makes a purely fresh gift and is a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

AOS 7446 Travel Ultrasonic

BUY IT!  The AOS 2441 Evaporator may be purchased for $139.99 and the AOS 7446 Travel Ultrasonic for $49.99 at AIR-O-SWISS.  AIR-O-SWISS products may also be found in retail chains like Target.

WIN IT!  AIR-O-SWISS has generously offered a AOS 7146 Travel Ultrasonic 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 AIR-O-SWISS commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the AOS E2441 Evaporator).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Air-O-Swiss Humidifiers on Facebook
3)  Like HSUper Parents on Facebook
4)  Follow @hsuperparents on Twitter
5)  Follow me on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
6)  Subscribe to my blog via email (right sidebar)
7)  Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (right sidebar)
8)  Grab my blog button (right sidebar)
9)  Grab my Baby Hsu Shower Extravaganza button (right sidebar)
10) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
11) Update your Facebook status to link back to this giveaway
12) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win AIR-O-SWISS Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier! (9/9) http://bit.ly/cISdTU #nursery Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 12 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US only (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and ends on 09/09/2010 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.

Monday, August 16, 2010

BHSE GIVEAWAY #23 - Ahmelie Amy Butler Hooded Towel! (CLOSED)


Ahmelie, "unique mix with a common thread", specializes in modern handmade essentials made from high quality, designer fabrics like Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Valori Wells, and more.  At Ahmelie, you may find a variety of handmade goodies from swaddlers to hooded towelsbibs and burp clothstotes and handbagscheckbook coverssnugglers and loviesAmy Butler sweet life bagssewing patterns, and Piggy Paint nail polish.  


The Amy Butler Organic Ocean Hooded Towel is sized generously, which works well for babies and will grow with your child.  Made from a designer fabric and of 100% cotton, the hooded towel is approximately 31" x 56".  Being that it's super absorbent, it's great for use at home, the pool, and the beach.  I love how there's a fabric trim around the hood and another design trim along the edges of the towel.  All Ahmelie Hooded Towels, handmade with love, are unique and gorgeous!

Baby Hsu will be kept dried and warm in his stylish Ahmelie Hooded Towel, which make extraordinary gifts and is a must-have on everyone's baby registry (HSUper Parents-Approved)! 

BUY IT!  Ahmelie Hooded Towels may be purchased at a starting price of $19.00 at Ahmelie or their Etsy shop.   Ahmelie is currently offering a 10% discount off your entire order on their website (use code HSUPER10).

WIN IT!  Ahmelie has generously offered a Hooded Towel 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 Ahmelie commenting on your favorite item.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Amy Butler Organic Ocean Hooded Towel).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):
2)  Follow Ahmelie's blog via Google Friend Connect
3)  Like Ahmelie on Facebook
4)  Follow @Ahmelie on Twitter
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 Ahmelie Amy Butler Hooded Towel! (9/9) http://bit.ly/cfFya2 @Ahmelie #baby Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 14 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada and ends on 09/09/2010 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.