Thursday, September 30, 2010

GIVEAWAY - Old Navy $50 off $100 Coupon (9 Winners)! (CLOSED)


Old Navy always has great deals for the entire family!  Old Navy stores (check to see if your nearby store is participating) are currently having a promotion of additional 50% off clearance items!  Imagine getting 50% off the clearance price PLUS additional 50% off on top of that (provided you have $100 worth of items to purchase) using the $50/$100 coupon - what a super deal!!!

Add some pizzazz to your look with Old Navy’s Women’s Tuxedo-Front Shirts.  The Item of the Week comes in soft shades and has feminine ruffles.  It’s a jazzed up button down that you can wear dressy with slacks or a skirt or casual with a cami and jeans.  The shirts are on sale for $15, reg. $26.50 (10/1-10/7).

See the feminine take on a classic men’s shirt at the “Weekly Ad” tab on Old Navy's Facebook page.  And if you want to score some fabulous savings, click on “Barker’s Bones” to dig around for this week’s highest-value, unlimited coupon: $10 off $50.  Play once a week!  Happy Digging!

WIN IT!  Old Navy has generously offered a $50 off $100 coupon to be used at Old Navy to nine (9) lucky HSUper Parents readers!  The coupons are valid for a limited time only from 10/1-10/7/10 and are good for one time use only.  Winners will receive a printable coupon via email in PDF format to be used in stores only in US and Canada (not valid in Quebec). 

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 via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and answer the following question - When you shop at Old Navy, what’s top on your list, the Item of the Week or whatever grabs your fancy?  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and when I shop at Old Navy, baby apparel are top on my list).

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)  Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
9)  Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered Old Navy $50 of $100 Coupon Giveaway (9 Winners) on HSUper Parents' blog! (10/2) http://bit.ly/akDKiJ
10) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Old Navy $50 off $100 Coupon (9 Winners)! (10/2) http://bit.ly/akDKiJ @OldNavy Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 10 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada (excluding Quebec) and ends on 10/02/2010 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, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bathing a Newborn - Baby Hsu's First Bath


Here is what I have learned on how to bathe a newborn (ok to bathe after umbilical cord has fallen off).  Photo was taken several weeks ago.
  1. Have all your items ready in place - washcloth, hair/body wash, hooded towel near tub; clothes, diaper, vaseline/ointment (if applicable), brush near changing area
  2. Fill tub with warm water and use elbow to check the temperature
  3. Undress and swaddle baby (remember to remove the diaper)
  4. Turn on warm water from sink faucet - hold baby and use washcloth to wash baby's face, then use hair/body wash to wash baby's hair and use washcloth to rinse
  5. Slowly place baby in tub and unwrap the swaddle, while using one hand to support baby's neck; with both sides of the swaddle wet, wrap each hand in the swaddle (pictured above)
  6. Squirt some hair/body wash onto baby's body and lather it all over his body and use washcloth to rinse
  7. Turn baby over and use an arm to support baby (your arm under both of baby's armpits)
  8. Use washcloth to rinse baby's back; then, squirt hair/body wash on top of baby's buttocks to wash and rinse
  9. Use hooded towel to dry baby's hair and body
  10. Clothe and diaper baby - voila, clean baby!
I found the tip to have the swaddle go into the tub with the baby to be awesome!  Not only does the swaddle prevent the baby from slipping and sliding, but it also gives them a sense of security and something to grab onto when they are nervous.  Baby Hsu rarely cries when it's bath time.  

Friday, September 24, 2010

VeggieTales Live Show - Sing Yourself Silly

VeggieTales is touring the nation with their live show - Sing Yourself Silly!  Super Mom Sanctuary is offering a discount of $3.00 off each ticket to the show (use code SUPERMOMVEGGIE).  You may go here for the 2010 Sing Yourself Silly Tour Dates and to purchase your tickets.

I would love to win the VeggieTales Live Show giveaway at Super Mom Sanctuary for Baby Hsu.

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 9/24

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, September 23, 2010

GIVEAWAY - Green Sproutlets Organic Retro-Polka Bib and Burp Cloth Set! (CLOSED)





Green Sproutlets, inspired by a husband and wife team, is a web-based infant and toddler apparel and accessories store that offers eco-friendly and stylish products.  Their products are certified lead-free with water-based inks and low-impact dyes used and are made from certified bamboo, organic cotton, and other sustainable fabrics such as soy and hemp.  Green Sproutlets apparel have been seen worn by celebrity kids, such as Violet Affleck (daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner).

"Green Sproutlets is a lifestyle brand that focuses on producing hip, comfortable and eco-friendly children's wear that are made of high quality materials, are fashionably contemporary and also promotes positivity to today's sproutlets."


Green Sproutlet's Retro-Polka Collection is groovy and hip!  The Layered Long Sleeves Tee is very unique being a one-piece shirt, but has a layered look at the sleeves.  The design and colors are not the typical baby blue with animal patterns, but reflect a happy and bold vibe.  The tagless tee (with water-based printing) is available in the following colors - Blue Polka, Dusk Blue, Pink Polka, and Rose Pink.  The infant sizes feature two snaps on the left shoulder for easy dressing.  A perfect complement to the tee is the Cargo Pants (for boys) or the Ruffled Hem Pants (for girls).  The Cargo Pants feature a side pocket on the left with available colors of Dusk Blue and Choco Brown.  The Ruffled Hem Pants feature two pockets at the back with available colors of Rose Pink and Choco Brown.  With a touch of a modern look, the pants have a contrasting stitching.  The outfit is luxuriously silky and soft, made from 70% Viscose from Bamboo and 30% Organic Cotton.  Sizes are available in 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T toddler.  With Green Sproutlets' Retro-Polka Collection being such a success, I can't wait for their new collection to debut!


MODEL SEARCH - Green Sproutlets is currently looking for cute and active babies and toddlers (ages 6 months to 5 years) for a 2-3 hours photo shoot in the Walnut and Diamond Bar area in California.  If interested, details are found on their Casting Call Form.  I can't wait for Baby Hsu to turn 6 months old so that I may sign him up to become a Green Sproutlets' model!   


I love Green Sproutlets' products that Baby Hsu almost has every outfit that they currently carry.  Baby Hsu will definitely be grooving in his trendy Green Sproutlets Layered Long Sleeves Tee and Cargo Pants! 

BUY IT!  The Layered Long Sleeves Tee (Blue Polka) may be purchased for $30.00, the Cargo Pants (Dusk Blue) for $20.00, and the Bib and Burp Cloth Set for $26.00 at Green Sproutlets.  Free shipping is available for orders $100.00 and above.

WIN IT!  Green Sproutlets has generously offered a Bib and Burp Cloth Set 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 publicly via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar - comment with name if different from your profile name) and visit Green Sproutlets commenting on your favorite item and why.  MUST complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the Layered Long Sleeves Tee because I love the layered look).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Green Sproutlets on Facebook
3)  Follow @greensproutlets on Twitter
4)  Subscribe to Green Sproutlets' newsletter
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) Post this giveaway on your blog to link back (comment with link to your post)
12) Post on your Facebook wall the following:  I just entered Green Sproutlets Organic Bib and Burp Cloth Set on HSUper Parents' blog! (10/15) http://bit.ly/9MhgZ8
13) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only).  Use the following:  RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win Green Sproutlets Organic Bib and Burp Cloth Set! (10/15) http://bit.ly/9MhgZ8 @greensproutlets Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 13 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US only and ends on 10/15/2010 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, September 22, 2010

Another Upcoming CSN Review!





Again, I am excited to work with CSN Stores to review a huge selection of products from their 200+ online stores!  CSN Stores carry a variety of end tables from their AllCoffeeTables.com store.  I wish I was introduced to CSN Stores over a year ago when we moved into our house and were furnishing our rooms.  In the future, I will definitely shop on AllCoffeeTables.com when we decide to change our end tables in our family and living room.  We actually purchased round end tables to be used as our night stands in our master bedroom and it looks and works great.


CSN Stores carry over 1 million products and is constantly rising with new products being added.  They don't only just carry products, but they carry a wide selection of brand name products that are trustworthy.  With Baby Hsu being almost a month old, he will definitely be doing a lot of traveling to grandparents' house.  We will sure need a travel crib that is convenient and light.       

Stay tuned for another upcoming review from CSN Stores!

Wordless Wednesday 9/22

Baby Hsu in Bamboo Junction Baby Bambu Organic Panda Onesie!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 9/17

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, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 9/10

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, September 8, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fortunes - Giveaway Linky 9/3

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.