Welcome to the “For the Love of Mom” Giveaway Hop hosted by Mama’s Baby Cupcakes & Mommy’s Favorite Things. The theme of this event is great gifts for mother’s, and each blog participating has a prize valued at $25+. This hop is April 7-21 and your winnings arrive just in time for Mother’s Day! Also be sure to enter the Grand Prize valued at $160.

 

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Finally, you are able to relax in the comfort of your own home! ToiletTree Products gives you the Bamboo Bathtub Caddy with expandable sides. This bathtub caddy is Made from 100% natural eco-friendly bamboo with chrome accents. This multipurpose expandable bamboo bathtub caddy places your bath time accessories within easy reach. Features include a built in soap holder, book support and a slide-in glass holder for stemware. The book support conveniently folds down when not in use for easy storage. This caddy has expandable bamboo arms so that it can sturdily fit into any bathtub. The caddy measures 27.5in L x 8.75in W x 2in H – when arms are fully extended, length extends to: 41.25in. ToiletTree Products turns bath time into a relaxing escape within your own home.

  • Made from 100% natural eco-friendly bamboo.
  • Features include a built in soap holder, book support and slide-in glass holder for stemware.
  • Expandable bamboo arms to fit sturdily any size bathtub.
  • Size: 27.5in L x 8.75in W x 2in H – Length extends to: 41.25in

The Giveaway

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Toilet Tree Products is giving away a Bamboo Bathtub Caddy with Extending Sides to one of my readers (A retail value of $50.00). Valid with US or Canadian addresses only. Please use the Rafflecopter below to be entered:

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The winner will be chosen from those entries and announced April 22, 2014. Good luck!

Wanna find more great prizes you can win? Click on the list below and start “hopping!”

 

Be sure to stop by Mama’s Baby Cupcakes because she’s also hosting the Grand Prize for this hop. Retail value is $160 and features the sponsors of Zoey’s Attic, Madil flip flops, Pretty Please Polish, The Diaper Clutch, and Pure Romance by Stacy. A great package for anyone, but a special gift for the special Mom in your life!

 

Toilet Tree Products is providing the system to give away. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Toilet Tree Products.

Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Love for Mom” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

My new favorite WordPress plugin: Click To Tweet!

by Diane Estrella

Score!

You just never know.

You want to bedazzle your site with all the latest and greatest plugins ever, but let’s face it, some of them are dogs. They are definitely more problems and headache then they’re worth.

Thankfully, once in a while you find a winner.

Install this plugin onto your WordPress site and you can have lovely pop-up boxes like the one above and get your posts tweeted out more often.

Yes, and thank you!

Check it out and see if it’s right for you and happy site building!

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Five Sterling Silver Earrings I’m crushin on!

by Diane Estrella

Silver is a girl’s best friend! Just silver and no other adornments are necessary. These shine bright on their own and will bedazzle any ear. Love these.

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Sterling Silver Earrings – A Wisp of Silver – Artisan Hammered  Minimalist Unique MetalRocks Design – A Little Twisted from MetalRocks.

I just love the way these hang. They are the perfect length with your hair up or down.

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Heather-Silver Swirling Hammered Earrings from jewelrybymichal.

Flower swirls perfect for Spring! So intricate and delicate all at the same time!

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HAMMERED SILVER EARRINGS – Sterling silver wave earrings from atelierblaauw.

Love the simplicity and elegance of these. I crushed so hard on these, I had to buy them!!!

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Leafy Hoops – Whirl from Mary and Jane!

Love the loopty-loops!!!

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Sterling silver geometric square kinetic earrings from the Hartley Studio.

 Yes, I am the square peg trying to fit into the circular hole of life. Love the oxidized silver look.

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Do you have a favorite from my list or another one you can share below? Thanks for the comments and the visit!

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

eShakti.com: We design, You customize. Designer custom dresses.

by Diane Estrella

A fresh concept in fashion – customization.

eShakti believes that all women have the right to wear affordable fashion that is made for them and makes them look their absolute best.

Our Story: eShakti began as a small website offering basic cottons and modestly embellished pieces. As we grew, we were tasked with providing design and fit solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Today, we are an international fashion design company making custom clothing. Offering both style and fit customization for women size 0 through 36 is the heart of our business.

How do we stack up? To simply put it, custom clothing does not have to be expensive. By keeping up with technology as it is advancing, we are able to provide customization at a modest cost. Our design teams are based in New York, California and India which gives us a diverse fashion perspective. Our clothing is made in India in our own factories and in local factories that produce some of the leading brands at retail. We do not stock any sizes. Since each style – whether standard sized, custom styled or custom sized – is cut to order, we do not have to warehouse our merchandise. Therefore, you will notice that every style requires your height measurement, whether you are customizing or not. This ensures you a “truer” fit. We ship directly to you. That helps us to keep our fashion affordable.

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The Review

Reminiscent of fifties fashion that embraces the femininity and traditionalism of classic cuts and styles… Both flattering and classy.

This dress company provides a wide variety of classic styles and bright, bold colors. I easily used the chart included online to find what size was best suited for my figure. The chart was pretty accurate as this dress fit me perfectly.  The fabric used is beautiful, with nice detailing of decorative buttons down the back, and a is very pretty shade of yellow.  The side pockets are a great feature, which is not too common with many other companies’ dresses. This was an added feature that you can customize to keep or remove. The pricing for this company’s dresses has a nice range, with this dress, the Megan Dress, being one of the more pricey options, but still is very reasonable for the quality you receive. My only caveat with this particular dress is that for some, wearing traditional undergarments may not be feasible as this particular dress is on the shear side. An easy solution to this was to forgo a bra and have cups sewn into the bust of the dress. All in all I am very pleased with my selection and look forward to finding the right event to wear it to!

You can find eShakti here on Twitter and also on Facebook.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from eShakti.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Happy Family Organic SuperFoods GIVEAWAY #BlogHop

by Diane Estrella

Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that some of your favorite bloggers have come together to throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower! The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, 2014, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great giveaways, in the linky below, including the Grand Prize of a Combi Catalyst Travel System!

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About Happy Family SuperfoodsHFamily High Res Logo_102711

After watching a friend struggle to find healthy food options for her baby (that didn’t involve hours of slaving away in the kitchen), Shazi came up with the idea for Happy Family. What began as Happy Baby — a minimally processed frozen, organic alternative to baby food in a jar — has since grown into a comprehensive line of products for the whole family. Today, Happy Family provides organic foods for babies, toddlers, kids, and even adults! It’s delicious, convenient and made with a mother’s touch for all ages, all stages. What could be happier than that?

When you feed your child Happy products, every bite really counts. We work with pediatricians and nutritionists to develop our recipes, starting with the very best organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, and grains.Baby-Giftset

 

But our products are not just organic. They are truly enlightened. We add extra nutrition when we can — like important vitamins, minerals, supergrains, and probiotics — so little ones get even more from each bite, and parents are happier about their everyday food choices.

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My Thoughts

Super foods are super good for you!

We all want what’s best for our babies, but sometimes it’s hard to find quality products for our littles to eat. The Happy Family offers organic, vitamin-filled foods to nourish our children. Many times while in the factory, many vitamins and minerals are lost in the processing of the foods. Since the ingredients of the Happy Family products are minimally processed, most of the goodness stays intact.

All of the Happy Family Brands are packaged in the most convenient way for ease at home or on the go. As a new mom, I needed these types of kid treats that could be pulled out in a moment’s notice to get through a hunger emergency (whether my own or my babies). Knowing that these foods are superfoods, that offer additional health benefits, and are the very best that I could give to my kids is immeasurable.

There are lots of good options out there, but why not opt for super. The Happy Family product line has lots of yummies for babies from ages 6 months and up. Check out their site and line of products and see what they have to offer your family.

The Giveaway

To celebrate all things baby, Happy Family Organics Superfoods is giving away one Happiest Baby Package which contains a selection of our most popular products for ages 6 months – 18 months, as well as additional coupons, educational resource cards and a reusable Happy Family tote bag! (A retail value of $25.00). Valid with US addresses only. Please use the Rafflecopter below to be entered:

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The winner will be chosen from those entries and announced April 16, 2014. Good luck! Wanna find more great prizes you can win? Click on the list below and start “hopping!”

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Happy Family Organics. Happy Family Organics is providing the above prize. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package of $25 or more to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day! While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

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Why Roux Maison?

  • A complete family of environmentally friendly, fabric-specific laundry detergents, each precisely tailored to conserve your various fabrics and address all of your laundering needs while keeping your home and family safe from unnecessary, harmful chemicals
  • Highly concentrated products all require less water, less packaging and less energy to transport
  • Hypo-allergenic and safe for sensitive skin
  • All products leave no chemical residue on you or your fabrics
  • Saves time and money on dry cleaning
  • Two exclusive fragrances, each a custom blend of therapeutic grade, 100% essential oils
  • 16 oz of detergent = 40 loads of laundry
  • Fragrance-Free products do not contain any masking chemicals and are ideal for those with the most sensitive skin
  • Products are all readily biodegradable
  • All ingredients are classified as non-hazardous
  • Neutral pH
  • Vegan
  • Roux Maison never conducts animal testing
  • Products do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES), Formaldehyde, Pthalates, 1,4 Dioxane, Parabens, Phosphates, Optical Brighteners, Genetically Modified (GMO) Ingredients, marine pollutants, artificial fragrances, or artificial dyes
  • BPA-free bottles
  • Detergents are all low sudsing and safe for septic tanks
  • Each detergent is specially formulated for all types of washing machines, including High Efficiency

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My Review

Have you ever heard of Roux Maison? I hadn’t before now, but I am so glad I did!

I was thrilled to try out the Essential Laundry Detergent and am loving it. Only two small capfuls clean a whole load of laundry or you can even use it to hand wash your clothes too. I personally do not like smelly detergents because they tickle my nose, the wrong way. I was so happy to see that Roux Maison offers Sweet Tea, Ambrosia, and UNSCENTED scents in their products. I just like my laundry smelling clean and fragrance-free. I have a top load washer, but these products can be used in any type of washing machine.

I definitely love that these products are all natural and safe for everyone. I do not want the added chemicals that most detergents add to enter my clothes or my family’s skin. I also like that different smells come from different stinks, and Roux Maison has you covered with Delicates, Stain Remover, and Swimwear cleaners. I highly suggest you check out there line of products and see if you can find what’s right for you and your family.

The Giveaway

To celebrate Earth Day, Roux Maison is giving away one 16 oz bottle of Essential detergent, a 1 oz stain remover, a 1 oz swimwear detergent, and a 1 oz delicate detergent (A retail value of $29.00). Valid with US addresses only. Please use the Rafflecopter below to be entered:

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The winner will be chosen from those entries and announced April 23, 2014. Good luck!

Wanna find more great prizes you can win? Click on the list below and start “hopping!”


Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway! One winner will receive a BAD Blankie from Nest Bedding, 3 books from Little Pickle Press and a set of DVDs from NCircle – that’s a $156 value! A second winner will receive a Toter Composter and a $50 BuyGreen.com gift card – that’s a $279 value! Enter here.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Roux Maison. Roux Maison is providing the above prize. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

This contest will run through February April 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on That’s What I’m Here For… No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to That’s What I’m Here For… and not to Facebook. Please note that That’s What I’m Here For…, Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby’s Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Naturally Beautiful event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.