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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remember When... GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Remember when awhile back I hosted a giveaway for a crochet/knitters' project bag?! Read the full review HERE. Whenever a great shop does great work I want to tell everyone!! Well, Diana Couture really does make great project bags!

Diana is NOW hosting her own giveaway on Facebook! All you have to do is become a Facebook fan before June 30th and you're in!! What's she giving away? This One of a Kind, Hand-Beaded Yarn Owl!

There are only 4 days until she draws!! Please help spread the word about this great shop (as an added incentive, if you become a fan of Diana Couture on FB you can have 3 extra entries into any one of my giveaways!!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - May 2-4 Weekend!

We had a great long weekend here... fireworks, bracelet making, a FIRST visit from the Toothfairy, playing outside, movie watching, sleeping in, oh, and we got a NEW swingset!! The girls LOVE it!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Toothfairy Tonight!

Well, it's been a long couple weeks with loose teeth here at our house. Miss A was first to have a loose tooth, but pictured below is Miss H just a couple days ago - let me tell you I shivered every time she did that!

And then this morning, Miss H woke up and her tooth had fallen out! There was so much pure joy in her face it really was quite exciting!

So, I dug a little in one of my school files and we read a couple Toothfairy books - do YOU know what the Toothfairy does with all those teeth?!

I was inspired by some creative minds on etsy so I decided to spend my afternoon sewing a Toothfairy pillow. There's a small pocket in the front for the tooth and a large one in the back for notes.

At bedtime both girls decided they were writing notes...

And so, with everyone snuggled in their beds we're left wondering, what's the going rate for teeth nowadays?? ;)

We Are Canadian Blog Hop!

I am participating in the We Are Canadian Blog Hop this week! Afterall, it's a Canadian LOOOONG weekend! :) Funny, the May 2-4 weekend meant something WAAAY different when I was younger! Go figure ;)

Thanks to those who are stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment and I'll check in and follow you too! And while you're here, why not enter one of my giveaways?? They're located on the right hand side --->

Monday, May 16, 2011

Snazzy Crochet Designs GIVEAWAY!

I am a crafter at heart and I really believe that hand-made is the way to go when you want something to be personal and appreciated. So, I LOVE when a *new* shop opens and has some fresh designs!

Snazzy Crochet Designs is brand-spankin-new and is looking for some love... I mean really, who could turn this down?!

Monica is the talent behind the designs and when asked to tell us a little about herself this is what she shared:

"I am a mom of a beautiful two year old girl and am expecting a bouncing baby boy in August. I have always been a crafty person. I've tried just about everything and anything you can think of, but it wasn't until shortly after my daughter was born that I tried to crochet. Immediately, I was 'hooked' (no pun intended!) and making blankets, slippers and hats.

It wan't until just recently however, that I decided to open a shop. With my pregnancy being a little rough and not being able to return to work, I had some "extra" time on my hands - and so, the Snazzy Crochet Designs shop was born.

My intentions for this shop is to offer modern crochet designs at affordable prices. Items that perhaps your grandmother might have made, but ones that reflect today's styles. I currently offer hats, bibs, headbands and diaper covers. Since my shop is in it's infancy, I'm constantly adding new items! Other designs to watch for in the future are baby sandals and booties, more hats, toys and much more!"

Here are a few of the products offered by Snazzy Crochet Designs...

Flower Headband - not only perfect for a baby's soft head, but also super cute on older girls!

Bib with Car Applique - who says boy stuff can't be cute?!

Jester Hat - truly the perfect neutral style hat!

Monica at Snazzy Crochet Designs has generously offered one CUSTOM crocheted beanie of the winners choice! Just think of the possibilities!

Mandatory Entry
Simply "like" Snazzy Crochet Designs on Facebook! Just leave me a comment below with you FB name and last initial and you're in! Be sure to also leave me your email address!

Bonus Entries
*all bonus entries are worth one entry/comment each unless otherwise stated*

- Look through the goodies on Snazzy Crochet Designs' FB page and leave a comment BOTH here and on FB stating which item is your favorite.

- Follow Take A Mom's Word For It via Google Friend Connect

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

- Tweet the following :

"Enter to #win a custom crocheted beanie,it's SNAZZY @AMomsWord ends 6/1http://tiny.cc/2lp3q " (Can be tweeted twice daily, at least 2 hours apart for an entry each time)

Open to Canada and US residents. Good Luck! Ends June 1, 2011

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I simply wanted to share a great shop and a great giveaway with you!

$100 GC EdenFantasys GIVEAWAY

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Well Mother’s Day has come and gone and I’m sure every one of you enjoyed a relaxing, sleeping in, no cooking, plenty of hugs and kisses kind of day! I know I did! And yes, I did try to convince my family to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend, but hubby assured me that no, it’ was really only ONE day! I’ll be sure to file that one away for Father’s Day next month!

With all this Mother’s Day/Father’s Day talk, we can’t help but think about *what* made us mothers and fathers – no?! Well, EndenFantasys.com is here to help us remember just what it means to connect with your partner.

Not familiar with EdenFantasys? {wake up!} EdenFantasys.com is your one-stop, online sex shop specializing in sex toys, sensual toys, lingerie, and so much more! I’m not one for outward (blogs count as ‘outward’ right?!) sexual disclosures, but I see nothing wrong with sharing a few ‘good finds’ among friends J

Can we say “massage”? Check it –

Shunga Massage Candle – once warmed, the soybean wax actually turns to a massage oil – also great for after bath! You know I love double-duty items!

Intimate Organics Foot Foreplay

Who doesn’t love a good foot massage?! How about a foot massage with a little boost of moisturizing lotion available in 3 enticing scents: relaxing, invigorating and sensual.


The lovely people at EdenFantasys.com has offered one lucky Take A Mom’s Word For It reader a $100 GC to help you re-connect with your partner! Yep $100 (that’s a lot of massages!)

Entry is super simple, but please read the requirements carefully.

Mandatory Entry

Go to EdenFantasys.com and choose one item you think would help you ‘connect’ with your partner. Leave a comment below with the item name or the product link. PLEASE leave me your email address with EVERY entry!

Bonus Entries

*all bonus entries are worth one comment each unless otherwise stated*

- Like Take A Mom’s Word For It on Facebook (please leave me your FB name and last initial)

- Like EdenFantasys on Facebook (please leave me you FB name and last initial)

- Follow EdenFantasys on Twitter HERE

- Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It on Twitter HERE

- Tweet the following:

"Connect with your partner with @edenfantasys and @AMomsWord #Giveaway for $100 GC ends 6/1 #Edens http://tiny.cc/7mu0u" (this can be tweeted twice a day, at least 2 hours apart for an additional entry per tweet until the giveaway ends!). Be sure to leave me the status update link.

- Enter one of my other current giveaways. One entry per giveaway entered. Be sure to check back in a few days. I have LOTS more giveaways to post!

Good Luck! Giveaway is open to Canada and US residents only. Giveaway ends June 1, 2011

Disclosure: I was offered a GC for a sponsored post, but decided to offer it up to my readers instead!

Oh Plah?!

Ok, so for the most part I'd like to think I'm pretty current when it comes to the latest in baby gear, but I saw something just the other day I had never seen before - how did I miss it?! It the Oh Plah! Teething Cuff!

I'm familiar with Sonny & Reed, Mommy Necklaces, Teething Bling and the like but to me this is new - am I the only one?!

Anyway, there is a giveaway happening for the pink one pictured above over on N.C. Bab Blog. Check it out!