Friday, June 22, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting Review & GIVEAWAY~ 2 WINNERS!

There is nothing better than having an instruction manual for new things, and this is exactly what the What to Expect series is for us as parents! When I got pregnant with {B}, I IMMEDIATELY drove to Wal-Mart and picked up a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting. I had heard from my best friends that this was the best of the best of pregnancy books, and that I HAD to have it. This book would be my pregnancy bible...from those first stages where your baby is only the size of a poppyseed, to the first kick, to the Braxton Hicks contractions, to that minute when your sweet little bundle miraculously makes it's way into the world, continuing on with nursing or bottle feeding your baby, and post-natal care for the both of you. Having twins??? Covered. What about my husband, how will he know what to do when I'm not feeling well? And how will he possibly know how to be ready for a baby? Page 472. It's all in there.

                                                          (a few of my own maternity pics)

I will never forge one day when I was pregnant, and the palms of my hands were bright red! I couldn't think of anything I had done to irritate them or make them that way, so I grabbed my What to Expect Book and looked it up. And there was my answer: the estrogen in my body can increase the redness in the palms of my hands! I'm telling you, it is ALL in there!

There are SO many Pregnancy and child books out there, WHY should I choose the What to Expect Series?

-The What to Expect books are the most trusted, best selling pregnancy and childcare guides. According to USA Today, 93% of all pregnant mothers who read a pregnancy guide read What To Expect When You're Expecting. The series has been described as the bible of American pregnancy.

-Over 1.5 million monthly unique visitors to second-largest audience of moms-to-be online

What happens after I have my baby? 

Great news! What To Expect the First Year is the all in one, month by month guide that clearly explains everything you need to know about that first amazing year with your new baby!

Uh year old is turning 2...tell me there is another book???

You are in luck! What to expect the 2nd year is the much of the same amazing answers you need in caring for that toddler. Keeping your toddler safe and healthy, all while helping them talk , to managing temper tantrums.

I would highly recommend these books to anyone who is pregnant or has a young toddler. It is so great to have a hard copy of everything you need to know, right there when you need it. And you just never know when your hands might turn bright red. :)

Also, don't forget to check out the What to Expect Website that has insane amounts of helpful information, contests, giveaways and more!

The folks at What to Expect and I have teamed up to bring you an amazing giveaway! TWO of my readers will win a set of all 3 What to Expect books: What to Expect When You're Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, and What to Expect the Second Year! 

ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory: Tell me which of these books would be most helpful to you or a friend right now?

2) Mandatory:Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

5) Share this link on Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway ( you can do this once daily!)

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8) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

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GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 7/21 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to U.S. and CANADA residents only.  2 Winners will be picked the following day by and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to What to for providing samples and the giveaway prize!

What to Expect provided samples for my review and the giveaway prizes for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Kidorable: Review & FREE shipping!!!

Getting kids to clean up their toys is hard, let along cleaning up their clothes! Kidorable makes clean up time fun with their adorable hanger sets for boys and girls!

 From ladybugs, to frogs, to princesses and more! Kidorable has hanger sets for every type of kid. Your child will love hanging up their clothes on these hand painted, hand carved and unique hangers. Suddenly cleaning up clothes just got more fun! These hangers also make a great gift! This is certainly a gift that will be used over and over again. The hangers range in size from newborn to three years, and four years and up.

We were sent the set of 6 Transportation Hangers for toddlers to review! Let me just tell you that {B} is obsessed with these hangers. In fact, he really thinks they are toys and not hangers. He will ask to play with the hangers every day and drives and flies them around like cars and planes. Upon arrival at our new home in Iowa, I finally got a chance to use them as hangers instead of toys, and they are so great. They are so sturdy and durable! I am used to hanging {B}'s clothes on those plastic hangers that come on the clothes from the stores, so this was a HUGE step up for us! The clothes slide right on and don't slip down or off. They are so darling and painted with exceptional detail. I will definitely be buying more of these hangers!

Starting July 1st, Kidorable is offering FREE SHIPPING on every order through July 8th in celebration of our nation's birthday! Take advantage of this offer to snag some awesome hangers of your own! Use code JULY4TH at checkout.

Kidorable provided samples for my review and the promotion code for my readers.  No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Get Excited!

Hey friends, sorry I have been MIA the past few weeks. I have currently moved from North Carolina all the way to Iowa, and I am now just getting access to the internet. Not fun. Just wanted to get you excited about a new review and giveaway I have coming up! I am a big fan of the What to Expect Series, and I hope you will be too! Head on over HERE to check out what's in store. Stay tuned! :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Winner Announced!

The winner of the My First Crayola Prize Pack is...

#169- LauraJJ

Thanks SO much everyone for entering! We had a great response to this giveaway and I hope to have many more great ones coming up! Don't forget to enter the Jefferies Socks giveaway for a chance to win a grab bag of socks in your choice of gender/size!