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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Charm Design Review and GIVEAWAY!

I love a good, trendy, functional, well made bag… I mean I LOOOOVE a good bag! And who doesn’t?! You are all in for a treat today!! I am super pumped to introduce you to a fab etsy shop – Charm Design.

I was fortunate enough to be sent this super chic clutch to review…

I just love this clutch design, and the print?! *adore* I also love that I can carry it when I’m just wearing jeans and a sweater OR it can be carried out on ‘date night’. The craftsman ship is superior and in fact, there is not a single flaw in the stitching that I can see!!

Charm Design offers a LARGE line of bags from Shoulder Bags to round and oval Zipper Pouches to Granny Bags! What’s more, all the bags are reasonably priced – even for this Momma of 3! The bag I reviewed sells for only $25!

Below are a few of my favorites. Notice the variety of fabrics. Ready to drool…

There's something about this print that's just calling me...

Oh, and here's a pic of one of the totes - how fun!

Charm Design has generously offered one Take A Mom’s Word For It reader a Pouch of her choice from THIS page of the shop!!

Mandatory Entry

Visit Charm Design and comment here on your most loved bag. Don’t forget to include your email address!

Bonus Entries

1 Entry: Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It via Google Friend Connect (over there on the right)

1 Entry: Like Take A Mom’s Word For It on Facebook (Please leave your name and first initial)

1 Entry: Follow Charm Design and AMomsWord on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway! You can tweet 1x day until the giveaway is over for more entries, just come back and leave a comment with the link each time. You can use this sample tweet:

“Enter to #Win a Designer Clutch of YOUR CHOICE from @charmdesign on @AMomsWord ends 3/15 http://tiny.cc/qbhh5"

1 Entry: Enter my other giveaway for 3 Crochet Patterns HERE

Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents. Ends March 15, 2011.

Disclosure: I was provided with the above clutch for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Inner Hooker GIVEAWAY!!

Calling all Hookers! Yes, you heard me… I have a fabulous giveaway for you from a fabulously talented hooker! Meet Scotti of Inner Hooker.

Scotti is the creative mind (and hands) behind Inner Hooker - offering a large variety of reasonably priced (!!) crochet patterns for wee ones to adults! As you know, I am a proud (and perhaps obsessive) hooker and I have really admired Scotti and Inner Hooker’s unique designs and patterns!

Just check out these beauties… Tell me she doesn't make the sweetest little bunny?!

And the ever popular owl hat...

A classic for the teen or adult...

Inner Hooker also offers buy more save more deals - which is always the way to go...

Scotti has generously offered 3 patterns to 3 winners!! That’s right, each winner will get 3 patterns of their choice!! *insert jealously here*

Entry is super easy, but be sure to include your email address and complete the mandatory entry first for all bonus entries to count!

Mandatory Entry


Visit Inner Hooker and comment here with the 3 patterns you would choose if you were lucky enough to win.

Bonus Entries

1 Entry: Like Inner Hooker on Facebook (please leave your FB name and last initial)

1 Entry: Like Take A Mom’s Word For It on Facebook (again, please leave your FB name and last initial)

1 Entry: Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It via Google Friend Connect (over there on the right)

1 Entry: Follow AMomsWord on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet 1x daily for even more entries! You may use this sample tweet:

“Attention all Hookers! Enter to #win 3 #crochet patterns from Inner Hooker and @AMomsWord 3 winners! Ends 3/13 http://tiny.cc/hsizu”

1 Entry: Enter my other giveaway for a Designer Clutch of your choice HERE

Open Worldwide! Ends 3/13

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I merely wanted to share an awesome shop with you all!

CSN Winner!

Without further delays... and there have been a few here in the AMomsWord Household, the winner of the $35 CSN Stores GC has been drawn...

Congrats "Shairbearg"! I will be sending you an email shortly with the deets!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cheerios WINNER!

The winner of the Cheerios Prize Pack valued at $50 has been selected...
Congratulations to "JUDY"!! I will be sending you an email shortly.

Thanks to everyone who entered!! There is still a giveaway up for a $35 CSN Stores GC! PLUS, stayed tuned for a designer clutch AND 3 crochet patterns to 3 winners!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Enough Spam Already!

I really detest these captcha-words I see on blogs... they just slow me down! But sadly, I have now switched to a word verification here. I just can't spend any more of my precious time reading and deleting spam comments. So, I do apologize to those of you (like me) who detest them :(

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hand Made With Love GIVEAWAY!

Yup! I'm sponsoring another giveaway!! This time around I'm participating in the Hand Made With Love Blog Hop Giveaway Event.

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

Who is the host you ask?! Why, the lovely Jennifer over at Mom Vs. The Boys

With 3 young boys at home Jennifer finds the time to write, review and offer giveaways for all of you! I've been a follower of hers for some time now and I think you should be too !

For the event I'm giving away a CUSTOM crocheted beanie! You choose the colours and the size (up to 3 years!) and I'll send it right to your door!

As an added bonus, when you enter to win the beanie you are also entered to win a fab piece of jewelry from a fantastic artisan - Ann Wylie-Toll.

Enter HERE! Good luck, the giveaway is only open til the 6th!

Giveaway Alert!

Every now and then I happen upon a cute etsy shop through another blog, giveaway or whatever... and sometime ago I "found" Kd Buggie Boutique and Designs. She owns this super cute etsy shop that offers some great products - blankets, burp cloths, invitations and clothing. Well guess what?! She is hosting he own giveaway over on her blog and it's great!!
I've already entered to win, and you just might want to stop by HERE and enter too! She's offering up 3 different prize packs - pics below...

Good luck! (Well maybe not too much luck, after all, I do have my eye on one of the prizes!)

CSN Stores and a GIVEAWAY!!

Looking for a swing set? A bedroom set? A new hand bag? Look no further! CSN Stores is here! Haven't heard of them?! Helloooo, where have you been? CSN Stores offer over 200 stores where you can find anything your heart - or sweetheart desires! And lucky for you... to help with this little shopping spree I know you all want to have, CSN Stores is offering you a $35 Gift Code to get you started!


To enter, all you have to do is stop by CSN Stores' website, look around and in a comment tell me what you're eyeing up. That's it! But please be sure to include your email address in your comment.


1 Entry - Follow Take A Mom's Word For It through Google Friend Connect

1 Entry - Like Take A Mom's Word For It on Facebook (please leave your name and initial)

1 Entry - Like CSN Stores on Facebook (please leave me your name and initial)

1 Entry - Follow Take A Mom's Word For It on Twitter and Tweet the following message:
"Enter to win a $35 GC to CSN Stores on @AMomsWord ends 2/17 http://tiny.cc/v5ksk #win #giveaway"

Open to Canada and the US. Giveaway ends February 17, 2011.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post.

Cheerios First Foods and a GIVEAWAY!

Cheerios, a staple in most Canadian homes has recently teamed up with babycenter.ca, launching a new site section called "First Foods".

I was invited to join this blog tour and immediately thought, "umm... I don't have babies anymore", but really, what a great way to share some of our family happenings surrounding first foods and eating.

As most of you know, we have 3 girls. The older 2 are twins and are 5.5 years old. Our youngest is 2.5 years old. I remember when my big girls were small (look at those smiles below), we struggled with the mere logistics of feeding 2 babies at once. In order to maintain a schedule and our sanity, it was important for them to eat roughly at the same time... after all, we're not running a snack bar here.

They were both what I would call 'good eaters' so we never struggled with making food exciting. We struggled with only having 2 hands... the solution... not rocket science... use ONE spoon and ONE bowl! There really is no need to struggle with managing 2 bowls and 2 spoons at once and alternating - they're sisters, they're twins and they chew on the same toys, sometimes at the SAME TIME!

Here are a couple pics of my twin cuties when they were younger *sigh* - they ate their fair share of Cheerios - despite finding them in the sofa, in the car and in their diapers (don't ask!)!

Now that the girls are nearly 6, they STILL love the Cheerios brand. They're now big into Apple Cinnamon and Honey Nut!

With the launch of the Cheerios First Foods section of babycenter.ca, you'll have a one-stop site for answering all of your feeding questions - when do I buy a highchair, what about allergies??


And now for the GIVEAWAY!! Cheerios is giving away a Cheerios Prize Pack valued at $50! The Prize Pack is pictured below and features a Cheerios On-The-Go Tot Container, a Cheerios Playbook, a box of Cheerios, a bowl and utensil set AND a $30 Cash Card!!

Entry is super simple!! Just visit the Cheerios First Food Section on babycenter.ca and tell me in a comment below, something you found or something you thought was interesting! That's it!

1 Entry - Follow Take A Mom's Word For It publicly through Google Friend Connect

1 Entry - Like Take A Mom's Word For It on Facebook (please leave your first name and initial)

1 Entry - Follow Take A Mom's Word For It on Twitter HERE and tweet the following:
"Enter to win a $50 Cheerios Prize Pack on @AMomsWord ends 2/14 http://tiny.cc/04p0m"

Giveaway is open to Canada and US residents only. Ends February 14, 2011

Disclosure: I am participating in the Cheerios First Foods program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

EdenFantasys for Your Valentine

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I know you are all just dying to know who won the $50 Gift Code to EdenFantasys. Lucky number 31!

Mrs. Smitty who said...

I'm not sure who is more lucky... "Mrs. Smitty" OR Mr. Smitty!! For those of you not lucky enough to win the Gift Code don't despair! EdenFantasys can still make your Valentine's Day sensuous without breaking the bank!

Check out their "Don't Stop Massage Oil" for $11.99! Love the packaging by the way! You could comfortably leave this out on display without it looking 'inappropriate'.
I also thought their "Suntouched Edible Candles", yes I said EDIBLE, would be a great addition to a late night. It's available in watermelon, strawberry and cherry! Simply light, melt and well... you get the picture!
Like many of you, I'm sure, I'm a busy person. So if I can buy quality products online I WILL! EdenFantasys is your discreet online retailer to meet your (and your partner's!) adult shopping needs. Happy Valentine Shopping!