Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Easter 2011!

Baby Hsu with his buddy during Easter Sunday service

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?"  (John 11:25-26)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wholesale Costume Club - Flintstones Pebbles Adult Couple Costume Review


Wholesale Costume Club is an Internet retailer that provides a large selection of costumes for women and the entire family.  Wholesale pricing is available for members and non-members.  Orders are shipped the same day when placed before 3pm EST with flat rate shipping of $4.99 standard and $6.99 expedited for US ground.  In addition to US orders, international ordering is available to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.  On Wholesale Costume Club, you may find a variety of costumes for girls, boys, women, men, infants/toddlers, teens, and plus sizes.  You may also find accessories to match your costumes, such as hats, wigs, masks, makeup, props, and decorations.


I have found my costume for this year's Halloween - Flintstones Pebbles Adult Couple Costume!  Browsing through many couples costumes, I was trying to find something to match Baby Hsu's costume, Lil Monster Infant Toddler Costume (which you may read my review post here), and I have decided with this costume because both costumes are fun and cartoon-like.  The Flintstones Pebbles costume includes a pink and black printed sleeveless dress, black shorts with an elastic waistband, pink leg covers, and a matching bright pink wig with a bone across the top.  The outfit is made of polyester, which makes it warm and comfortable for me to wear so that I may care for Baby Hsu and his candies on Halloween night.  The Tooth Necklace and Tooth Bracelet are cute accessories to pair with the Flintstones Pebbles costume.  It's been a very long while since I have gone trick-or-treating and I am very much looking forward to the fun this year.  So, I guess Hubby is just going to have to be Bam Bam Rubble to join in on the fun!


I am super excited for Halloween 2011 as "Pebbles" will be taking her "Lil Monster" trick-or-treating for the very first time (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

Be sure to follow Wholesale Costume Club on Facebook and Twitter for current information and promotions. 

BUY IT!  The Flintstones Pebbles Adult Couple Costume may be purchased for $26.96 (member)/$30.98 (non-member), Tooth Necklace for $1.96 (member)/$3.98 (non-member), and Tooth Bracelet for $1.46 (member)/$2.48 (non-member) on Wholesale Costume Club.

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, April 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY - SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo! (CLOSED)


SwaddleDesigns, founded by Lynette Damir (a registered nurse and mother of two), focuses on stylish, innovative, modern, durable and quality baby products that help parents comfort and care for their baby.  SwaddleDesigns is an eco-friendly company that uses many domestic fabrics, sustainable fibers, recycled fibers, and recyclable packaging.  In addition, they offer a certified organic collection.  SwaddleDesigns' line offers a wonderful assortment of mixing and matching that coordinates with your baby's style - swaddling blankets, wearable blankets, security blankets, stroller blankets, adult blankets, burp cloths and bibs, baby apparel, towels and washcloths, baby bedding, and baby gift sets.

SwaddleDesigns is proud to announce their Safe Sleep Program that helps educate parents and caregivers by providing the most current information and research to increase awareness of Safe Sleep practices and help reduce risks of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).  The program includes key recommendations from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and NIH (National Institute of Health).  I just recently learned from their Safe Sleep Program that in addition to overheating, overchilling is also a risk factor for SIDS.  It is also important to understand that when baby is too cool during sleep that baby will use his or her energy to stay warm instead of spending energy to grow and thrive.  As parents, we must ensure baby is comfortably warm by dressing baby in the appropriate fabric for their environment and touching and feeling baby's chest, back, or tummy.

~ Always place baby on back to sleep 
~ Firm sleep surface
~ No soft objects
~ Smoke-free environment
~ Temperature awareness
~ Ventilation
~ Allow baby to suck on fingers or a pacifier
~ Do not use positioners
~ Keep all cords away from crib
 
“The SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guide™ ~ baby should not be too hot, or too cold, but just right ~ comfortably warm.”

The Swaddle Duo is a brand new product from SwaddleDesigns with many chic designs to choose from! The Swaddle Duo is a set of two premium, yet different, baby soft swaddling blankets - The Ultimate Receiving Blanket and the Marquisette Swaddling Blanket. The Ultimate Receiving Blanket is a lightweight 42" x 42" 100% premium preshrunk cotton flannel blanket appropriate for moderate to cooler environmental temperatures and the Marquisette Swaddling Blanket is a very lightweight 46" x 46" 100% openweave cotton marquisette blanket appropriate for warmer environmental temperatures. Each blanket features their exclusive 1-2-3 Swaddle instructional tag sewn to the edge (patent pending). You may also learn How to Swaddle on their website with additional valuable information on sleeping environment and benefits of swaddling.

I love how the Swaddle Duo blankets are generously sized!  It's versatile in ways that can be used for swaddling, tummy time, privacy throw, teething object, and covering the stroller to protect from a cool breeze or the bright sun.  Since Baby Hsu is a "big boy" now, I swaddle him with his arms out to keep his tummy warm while sleeping.  He loves to spread his arms straight out when he's sleeping (as you can tell from the photo).  Another one of my favorite product from SwaddleDesigns is their Fitted Crib Sheet, which you may read all about it from my previous review (here).  SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo makes a thoughtful gift for parents to enjoy two different swaddling blankets to keep their baby comfortably warm!   

Classic Peace Love Swaddle Duo Gift Set in Blue and Pink

With the changing weather in Southern California, I am definitely prepared to keep Baby Hsu stylishly warm with the Swaddle Duo (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  The Swaddle Duo may be purchased for $38.00 on SwaddleDesigns.  Currently, you can save 20% off any Swaddle Duo (use promo code Duo20).  Offer ends 04/22/11.  Plus, check their website everyday for their Deal of the Day where you may enjoy savings of up to 50% off selected items. 

WIN IT!  SwaddleDesigns has generously offered a Swaddle Duo - Classic Peace Love in Blue or Pink 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 SwaddleDesigns commenting on your favorite product.  Must complete mandatory entry or will be disqualified (i.e., gfc follower (HSUper Parents) and my favorite is the SwaddleDuo Classic Peace Love).

Additional Entries (1 entry each):

2)  Like Swaddle Designs on Facebook and post to their wall your favorite SwaddleDesigns print or product (get inside scoop and Fan discounts)
3)  Follow @SwaddleDesigns on Twitter and tweet your favorite @SwaddleDesigns print or product
4)  Join SwaddleDesigns' exclusive email club for inside scoop on special offers (will get 10% off code upon joining)
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 with the following: I just entered SwaddleDesigns SwaddleDuo Blankets Giveaway on HSUper Parents' blog! (05/22) http://bit.ly/g9SraK
13) Tweet this giveaway (one entry only). Use the following: RT @hsuperparents #Giveaway #Win SwaddleDesigns SwaddleDuo Blankets! (05/22) http://bit.ly/g9SraK @SwaddleDesigns #swaddle Pls RT!

(MAXIMUM 13 ENTRIES TOTAL)

Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada and ends on 05/22/2011 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, April 15, 2011

Organically Grown - Spring Collection Review



Organically Grown believes in your right to affordable, safe, stylish, high-quality organic products from apparel for the entire family and home decor, to personal care items.  All of their apparel are made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton (http://www.global-standard.org/), grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.  They are proud to be a part of the solution for a healthier environment by supporting the organic farming community.


WHY ORGANIC?
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, making it healthier for both the environment and the farmers. With products by ORGANICALLY GROWN, there is no need to compromise between your budget and your conscience.


Organically Grown just launched their spring collection with fresh prints - Garden Grown collection for girls and L is For Lion collection for boys.  The Little Lion onesie is a baby blue onesie with a embroidered applique across the chest.  "Organically Grown" spreads across the upper left.  Underneath, designs include "L" next to a lion, "M" next to a monkey, and "E" next to an elephant.  Sizes are available in NB/3mo/6mo/9mo.  I just love how the organic onesie is so soft on Baby Hsu's sensitive, eczema-proned skin.

Baby Hsu is going green this spring dressed in his Little Lion Organic Cotton Bodysuit, which makes a nice, eco-friendly Mother's Day gift!

BUY IT!  The Little Lion onesie will be sold individually on Amazon exclusively.  While, the Little Lion 3-Piece Organic Cotton Bodysuit Set may be purchased for $24.99 on Organically Grown.

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, April 6, 2011

Celebrate Mother's Day With a Card From Tiny Prints



 


I predict that this year will be the best Mother's Day so far because it will be my first Mother's Day as a mom.  Baby Hsu is such a blessing from God and I am very grateful to be his mother.  Every year, the entire family will get together to celebrate all the mommies in the family on Mother's Day.  This year, there will be four generations celebrating together with Baby Hsu's great-grandmother still healthy and happy.  We usually gather at our cousin's house for a huge feast (a family tradition during any celebration) and ending the day with a game of Pai Gow (played with dominoes).  From this year forward, Mother's Day will be especially meaningful.  In addition to honoring my mother and mother-in-law, Mother's Day will also be a celebration for me!


What more can a mom ask for from her children than a personalized Mother's Day card from Tiny Prints?  Tiny Prints offers a variety of Mother's Day cards and greeting cards where you may personalize the card with a special and memorable photo. 

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, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 - Let's Get the Party Started!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011


Welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Thanks to 5 Minutes For Mom for hosting another fabulous Ultimate Blog Party 2011!  Last year was my first time attending the Ultimate Blog Party.  Although, I pretty much neglected my hubby and house for the entire week, I had a blast blog hopping.  With a our first child in the picture, Baby Hsu has kept me extremely busy.  I really don't know where the time goes.  I almost was going to miss this year's party, but I decided to join last minute.  I probably won't be able to party as hard, but I'll have my share of fun!

I am a stay-at-home mom residing in sunny Southern California.  Late last year, I gave birth to our first child - a healthy baby boy!  For the most part, my blog revolves around baby and mommy topics and products.  I enjoy reviewing outstanding products and sharing them with all of you.  


Party on!  Let me know if you follow and I'll gladly follow you back.