Monday, May 30, 2011

Baby Magic Review

I don't know about you mommas, but when it comes to diapering, it's a challenge! As babies get older, they wiggle around a whole lot more and well- that just makes diapering kind of difficult. If you have a baby like mine, diaper time is both crazy time and fussy time. Balian loves to have his diaper off- and as soon as it comes off, he literally goes crazy pumping his little arms and legs and running his motor-boat. And then, as soon as it's time for the new diaper to go on, he starts screaming. Sigh- such is life for moms of little babes.

I need diaper changing time to be as quick and painless as possible, so when I came across a new product for diaper time, I was thrilled! Have you heard of Baby Magic? Maybe you've tried some of their products like their baby wash, lotion, etc? Well, now they have a brand new product, and it's going on my Mommy Must-Haves list!

Meet the all-new Baby Magic Patty Cake Dustless Baby Powder! This powder comes in a sleek compact, with cotton pads. You simply rub (gently) the cotton pad over the powder, and apply to the areas that need powder on your little babe! It's waste-free, moisturizing and safe for your little one's baby lungs! Baby Magic has released the first ever patented pressed baby powder, and every mom is going to want to have this in her diaper bag! It's so easy to use and easy to tote along with you. Plus, opening and closing the compact can serve as entertainment, if you are in a pinch and need something to distract your little one for a few seconds! 



I was trilled to learn that Baby Magic was sending me the new Patty Cale Dustless Baby Powder to try out with Balian! We started using it the very day we received it, and I just love it! Truly, there is no mess- no powder poofing out into the air, spilling out all over my duvet cover (because, let's face it- diaper changes rarely happen at the changing table), and no worrying about closing the powder cap before I toss it back into the diaper tote. The compact fits into my purse or travel changing pad very well- it's definitely come in handy while we've been on vacation this week! It's not harsh or irritating to Balian's sensitive skin, so I feel safe using it on him. This product gets my seal of approval, and I encourage you to give it a try with your baby (you'll be glad you did!) or to include it in a gift set when you're giving baby gifts (moms will thank you for it!).



BUY IT!

To give Baby Magic a try, visit one of several retailers who carry Baby Magic products. You'll be so glad you did! Have you tried Baby Magic before? Leave us a comment and tell us about your experience with them!

*The product provided for the review was sent to me free of charge from the company. 
My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.




Sunday, May 29, 2011

These Are Days to Remember...

Hey everyone! I realize that it's been a couple of days since my last post. I'd say I'm sorry- but I'm on vacation, so I don't feel too badly about taking a wee break from the blogging world. We're having a great time here at the beach- Oak Island, NC, to be exact. The beach was pretty empty a few days ago, but now that the holiday weekend is here, there are many more people joining together on the island for some fun in the sun! 

 First experience in the water at the beach...

 Fun with mommy...

We've been up since about 6:30 this morning. Just because it's a vacation for the adults, that doesn't mean that Balian knows that we're all supposed to SLEEP IN! That's okay- we sat out on the porch and had coffee, went for a walk (w/Balian in the Bjorn... BIG mistake!), had breakfast, and now little man is asleep on my lap as I write this, and we'll soon be headed out to the beach for some play time. Balian is enjoying playing in the sand, and getting used to the water. There have been a lot of jelly fish both in the water and washing up on the shore, so we're having to be extra careful. And just a couple of days ago, B and I were sitting in the shallow water, playing, and who decided to come and join us but a crab!? Oh, the fun!

 Crabby friend...

Balian's Uncle Matt bought him a little baby swimmy pool, so we'll take that with us today, and Balian can safely splash his little heart out. No one is sun burned, thank goodness. I hate how I look in my bathing suit, but I guess it could be a lot worse. I needed to have gotten a tankini, but just didn't have the time to go hunting for one before we headed down here. I'm hoping to hit the outlet mall before we leave this place, but who knows... we're just kind of doing whatever, whenever. One thing is for sure, though- having a baby at the beach is a lot of hard work- but well worth it for these precious first moments!

 Wish you were here!

Ooo- he just woke up! So, that's it- we're headed out to the ocean for some sun and fun! We'll catch you all later. Hope everyone is and continues to have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

~Ondria~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Mommy Blog Welcomes Brittany B!

Oh My Goodness, I am so excited, aren’t you? Well if you aren’t, then get ready to be! 
I’m Brittany and I am the newest contributor for The Mommy Blog. I am not a Mom yet, However; I am a housewife and I love every bit of it. Want to know more about me? Well, here we go...
 

Like I said, My name is Brittany and I live in Coweta, OK  with my husband Cory, and our adorable, sometimes mean and smelly dog Buddy. I’m almost 25, which my father likes to joke that I am an old lady, a quarter of a century, but I am proud of it and can’t wait to tackle what life brings me. Cory and I just purchased our first home on May 16th, 2011. We have been in the house almost a full week now and are really enjoying it. I’ll let’cha  know more about our adventures later, they are funny and exhausting as I’m sure many of you know what it’s like to go through the home buying process. Back to us, Cory works for an Aerospace company building the wings for the G650 jet, yes people that is the jet that costs $65 million. I wish we got a fraction of that money, but the job is good, so I can’t complain! As for me,  I am a housewife and I sell AVON, Love it!!  Money, however can get tight in this household and I am always on the hunt for good deals, great coupons, or products for our house hold to save us time and money. 
 

I hope to post reviews of household products, to keep you informed of the best, cheapest, safest products for you and your family. Along with the reviews, I hope to host giveaways so you can try out some of the great products for your family. I am so excited to be a part of The Mommy Blog family and hope you are excited too! Keep an eye out for my adventures in home buying. Hopefully you can laugh at our adventures and trials in learning the home ownership ropes!
Stay tuned...

~Brittany~

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stella and Dot and Thirty-One Giveaway WINNERS

Ding, ding, ding... we have two winners!

The winner of the Stella and Dot earrings Giveaway is...

...comment #2:  
addieusc said... 
My favorite is actually the Garden Party Earrings in Ivory! addieusc(AT)gmail(DOT)com 
 
And the winner of the Thirty-One Gifts Tote (31 w/Ashley P.) is...
 
...comment #20:
Danielle said...
I would love to use this tote to take my lunch to work and also for my outings during the summer to various places! I follow you on facebook as well (Dani Keesee)!
 
Congratulations to both of our winners! 
Thanks to Sharon and Ashley for sponsoring these giveaways!
 
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote Giveaway

I love Thirty-One Gift's products! I actually brought one of my 31 totes along with us on vacation this week to use as our beach tote... it's holding up beautifully! I know that so, so many of you love Thirty-One Gifts, too- which is why I am so pleased to announce that our friend Kay Mayer with Thirty-One is offering us a new giveaway!!

One lucky Mommy Blog follower will win:

...this beautiful 31 Thermal Tote in the Floral Celebration pattern!

We LOVE Thirty-One's thermal totes! They're great for so many things- from toting around baby bottles to taking lunch with you to work.

WANT IT? BUY IT!
Or, you can always buy something else! :) If you spend $31.00 in May, you can get the Mini Zipper Pouch for $2.31! What a steal!! Just go to Kay's Thirty-One website to have a look around!

WANT IT? WIN IT!

Please fill out the google docs entry form below to enter.

Mandatory Entry:  
OPEN TO US RESIDENTS, ONLY
*MUST follow this blog through GFC
*MUST fill out the entry form!

Contest will end on May 31st at 11:59 PM. 
Winner will be chosen by Random.org and winner will be notified by email. 
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!

See entry form below. Good luck, everyone- and thanks to Kay for offering this great giveaway!

~Ondria~


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Stages of Beauty Review and Giveaway

I never thought that in my 20's, I would need to start paying some serious attention to my skin. In my younger days, I never would have thought twice about being out in the dun for hours- without enough sunscreen on, and certainly didn't worry about pollutants and free radicals. There are so many things we can do to keep our skin healthy, no matter our age: keep it clean, drink lot's of water, let it breathe, protect it from the sun, and use an Anti-Aging product. I know what you're going to say... there are SO MANY anti-aging products on the market. And yes, you're right- there are! How do you know what kind of product you need to use? Well, it's really very simple!


Let me introduce you to My Stages of Beauty!
 My Stages of Beauty is a very unique skincare company, which has formulated their products to meet the needs of women at every stage of their lives. That's right! There is a separate line for women in their 20's, 30's, 40's and 50+. Since different things happen to our skin at different points in our lives, these products are specifically geared to target the areas that need attention.



I'm in my late 20's, so I was sent the Radiance Treatment Cream to try. Now, I'll be honest... I've used several different anti-aging products already, and have never noticed a big difference with any of them. When I received the Radiance Treatment Cream, I was pleasantly surprised how nicely it was packaged. It arrived in a nice box, laying on a bed of white shredded paper bits and there were two little paper monarch butterflies adorning the package. I was ready to try it later that same evening. After removing my make up and washing my face, I followed the directions, pumped 3-4 pumps of the treatment cream, and applied it gently to my skin. At first, I didn't notice anything, but then as I began to crawl into bed, I noticed my skin beginning to tingle a bit. Now, I really mean it just tingled- no burning or anything like that. My skin felt tight and smooth, and I didn't have any adverse reactions to the formula (as I often do with anti-aging products). I continued using the Radiance Treatment Cream each evening for about two weeks, and I can honestly say that I notice a difference in my skin's appearance. It looks firmer, and brighter, and for a busy mom who doesn't have time to mess around with a complicated skin routine, I couldn't be happier with the results! I am one happy momma, and will look to My Stages of Beauty through the decades for my skincare needs!

Like it? WIN IT!
Our friends at My Stages of Beauty will be giving away a Treatment Cream, made to fit the winner's skincare needs! Not one, but TWO lucky winners will receive the treatment cream designed for their age!




*NEW ENTRY FORM - PLEASE READ NEW RULES!*
Please fill out the google docs entry form below to enter.  Please do not leave entries in the comment section.  Please leave a comment after submitting to let me know if you like the new entry form!

Mandatory Entry:  
OPEN TO US RESIDENTS, ONLY
*MUST follow this blog through GFC
*MUST fill out the entry form!


Contest will end on May 31st at 11:59 PM. 
Winner will be chosen by Random.org and winner will be notified by email. 
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!

See entry form below. Good luck, everyone! :)


~Ondria~

The product provided for the review was sent to me free of charge from the company.  The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.




Monday, May 23, 2011

Ready to hit the road

Hey everybody! I have been running around all day trying to tie up loose ends and get packed and ready for our beach trip! We're leaving tomorrow morning (well, Balian and I are going down with my parents tomorrow, and then Sacha and 'Uncle Matt' will join us on Thursday), and are super excited. Pray for me, though- Balian in the car for four hours will be interesting. He sleeps much less now than he did when we last made this trip in December!

 See you soon, everyone!

I'll still be posting while on vacation, when I can. I'll be posting a new product review and giveaway tomorrow, so get excited! It's one you're going to like a lot! Don't forget to enter the Thirty-One Giveaway and the Stella and Dot Giveaway- just a couple of days left on those!

Hope you all have a great night!

~Ondria~

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sheaffer Pen Giveaway Winner

Winner, winner- chicken dinner! Okay, no chicken here, but we do have a WINNER to announce!
And the winner of the Sheaffer Prelude Mini Pen is...

...Comment #7: 
miriama said...
I love pens. I have a thing about them. I get teased about it but I don't care! I have always wanted a Sheaffer pen. Thanks so much for the opportunity. :) 
Congratulations, Miriama! You have 48 hours to contact us, and claim your prize!
Thanks again to Sheaffer for offering this wonderful giveaway! 
~Ondria~
 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Me, lately...

I have a moment to myself to breathe! My hubby is ripping out a friend's deck tonight, and Balian's Grandma Gretchen (my M-I-L) took Balian over to her house to play for a couple of hours. Aside from the kids across the street yelling and throwing their football into my front yard and trampling my flowers, all is quiet in the Witt house. 

I had a pretty productive day... taking care of lot's of Mommy Blog business, the little man, getting a couple of good walks in, lunch with my dad, and even working on a new writing project for a while. I was told not to do any housework while Balian is out of the house, but I am thinking that I'd better go wash the dishes, and fold that pesky load of laundry still sitting in the dryer.

Just a warning- you may start noticing some changes on the blog soon... good ones. I may move some things around, and The Mommy Blog team is expanding, but I'll share more about that later! :) 

I promised that I'd share a few photos, so here we go...

 Flowers from my mom's garden...

 Balian- fell asleep while eating lunch yesterday!

Me, Sacha and Balian at Thomas and Rachel's wedding

I hope you've all had a great day, and have a wonderful Thursday night! Catch you all tomorrow!

~Ondria~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Well, It's Wednesday... Again

Hey there my mommas and friends! Another Wednesday has come and gone, and let me tell you- I am exhausted! Whoever thinks that being a stay at home mom isn't a full time job needs to have their head examined. Being a mom is a 24/7 job! It's hard work! My day starts around 6:30 am- that's usually when I roll out of bed, grab a cup of coffee and sit down to respond to e-mail, work on the blog, update Facebook, post new pictures, etc. Depending on how he slept, Balian wakes, and then it's non-stop with him all day long- feeding (big boy food!), nursing, playing, practicing crawling (yes- Balian started crawling this week!!!), more playing, watching Classical Baby together, brief naps, going for walks, more playing, more feeding, chores, chores, chores, bathing, diaper changes, cooking, and I could go on all day. And the best part is- I get paid in smiles, laughter, 'ma-ma's,' and cuddles. I'm so very blessed.



I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday. Wednesdays are always extra long days, because Sacha is only home for a couple of hours from work before he has to head back out the door for choir rehearsal. It's nice to have help with Balian in the evenings. Here's a spot of good news... my sister and brother-in-law just bought their first house! I am so excited for them!! Now I just need to get my butt out to OK to visit them... and there's a whole house that needs decorating! :) Plus, Balian misses his Aunt Britt and would love to meet his Uncle Cory. Soon..!

We're gearing up for Balian's first real trip to the beach! Yes- we went to the beach after Christmas, as we do every year, but this time he'll actually get to go out on the beach, put his little feeties in the water, and so on. I can't wait!



Thanks for being a follower. You know, I love writing, and my main purpose of having this blog will always be about sharing our lives with you. I do enjoy reviewing the products I've received, and hosting giveaways for all of you, too. I'm new at it- so bear with me. I just feel that moms always share the best products with each other- so that's what I want to do... share about amazing products for moms, babies, kids and the home- products you can trust are safe for your family. Also, I love being able to support small businesses, and consultants, so thanks for showing them some love!

I've got new pics to post, so I may try to do that tomorrow. Can't do much more tonight- my eyeballs feel like they're about ready to fall out! :) Everyone get to bed, get some good rest, and I'll (hopefully) see you here tomorrow!

Welcome Wednesday!


Looking forward to 'meeting' some new folks here today! Please leave your blog hop comments on this post, and be sure to link to your blog so I can follow you back! While you're here, take a look at the giveaways I've got going on right now, and enter them!







So glad you stopped by The Mommy Blog today! Please visit us on Facebook, too! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Hop

Happy Tuesday, Hoppers! 
I'm looking forward to 'meeting you' here on the blog! Please leave your hop comments here. I always follow back. While you're here, enter our current giveaways! You'll be glad you did!


Thanks for stopping by The Mommy Blog! We're on Facebook, too!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

Our friend Ashley Parker with Thirty-One Gifts is giving away a very cute Garden Lattice Lunch Tote! These totes are so handy to have around! You can use them for all kinds of things... they don't just have to be for lunches!


One lucky follower will receive the Garden Lattice Lunch Tote (no embroidery)!

WIN IT!

Giveaway Rules:
*Open to US residents, only.
*Must FOLLOW The Mommy Blog through GFC (Google Friend Connect- press the follow button)
**MUST Comment on this post: Tell me why you want to win this item. (Be sure to leave your e-mail address w/your post!)

Extra Entries:

Giveaway closes at midnight on May 25th.
Winner will be selected via Random.org on May 26th and announced on the blog and on our Facebook page. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

Special thanks to Ashley P. for offering this giveaway!
Good luck, everyone! :)
 

The Simple Things

The sound of Balian laughing
Freshly cut flowers arranged in a vase on my dining table
The sight of Sacha and Balian cuddling together
A beautiful melody swimming in my head
A clean kitchen
Fresh laundry- folded and put away
Visits with family
A card from a friend
Reading a scripture verse
Blossoms on my veggie plants
Looking at photographs- old and new
Early morning coffee
Sit-down dinners with the family
Phone calls from my sissy
Lunch dates with my parents
Packages on my front porch
Thunderstorms
Rocking my sweet babe to sleep

I love the simple things...

Stella and Dot Giveaway

Our friend Sharon Mayers with Stella and Dot is going to give one lucky Mommy Blog follower a beautiful pair of Garden Party Chandelier Earrings! 


These beautiful earrings are the perfect accessory for summertime, and would dress up just about anything from a simple skirt to a pair of jeans or a Grecian-style sun dress!

WIN IT!

Giveaway Rules:
*Open to US residents, only.
*Must FOLLOW The Mommy Blog through GFC (Google Friend Connect- press the follow button)
**MUST Comment on this post: Look at Sharon's Website and tell us your favorite piece of jewelry. (Be sure to leave your e-mail address w/your post!)

Extra Entries:

Giveaway closes at midnight on May 25th.
Winner will be selected via Random.org on May 26th and announced on the blog and on our Facebook page. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.

Special thanks to Sharon M. for offering this giveaway!
Good luck, everyone! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It Works! Giveaway Winner


And the winner of the very awesome It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator is...

Comment #11: nicole said...
Would love to win!! commented on her page, liked the mommy blog on FB!! Love this!

Congrats, Nicole! You have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize!
Special thanks goes to Lori Knight for sponsoring this great giveaway!

Mark. Giveaway Winner


And the winner of this lovely, lip smackin' Mark giveaway is...

Comment #3: Ashley Parker said...
I'd LOVE to have this lipgloss set! I love lipgloss and Mark products! I'd love to have this to show off to my hubby ;)

Congrats, Ashley! You have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize!

A special thank you goes to Christina B. for sponsoring this great giveaway!


Well, It's Wednesday...

So, here we are... another Wednesday. I, like most of you, look forward to Wednesdays, because it means that it's just that much closer to the weekend. And in just two short weeks, our family will be headed to the beach for vacation! It'll be Balian's first real beach trip. We went to the beach the week after Christmas- we do every year, but now he'll really be able to play and touch the water. We're very excited about the impending adventure!

I had a nice Mother's Day. It was my very first one, in fact. My wonderful husband surprised me by taking me out on a date to my favorite local restaurant  (Mambo Grill and Tapas) on Saturday night. We had a great time. On Mother's Day, we spent the morning at church (from 8:15 to about 12:30), like we do most every Sunday. We go to both our contemporary and traditional worship services. After church, our combined families went out for lunch. I always enjoy it when both my family and Sacha's family get together for a meal- we always have a wonderful time. The afternoon was spent at home- Sacha hooked up our new dryer, I did laundry, Sacha went back to church for a rehearsal, and stayed home and played with Balian. 

Since I didn't get to do Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, I decided to make a special breakfast on Saturday morning... Stuffed French Toast! It was my first attempt. Some of my mommy friends have asked for the recipe, so to my recollection, this is what I did:

You will need:
 4-6 (or more, depending on how many you're feeding) thick slices of French bread
2 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg

Filling
1/2 block (about 4 oz) of cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Sugar
*Mix together and put to the side.

Directions
Cut a small pocket in each slice of bread. 
Gently spoon the filling mixture into the bread pocket.

Mix the eggs and spice together, let bread slices soak up the egg mixture for about 7-10 minutes... OR you can do this overnight in the refrigerator.

In a lightly buttered (or sprayed) frying pan, cook the bread slices on med-low heat until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings: syrup, powdered sugar, fruit, etc...

And it looks like...
YUM!

So, there you have it. Hope you'll give it a try and enjoy!

It's raining here today, so that'll put a damper on taking B out to play. Oh, well- we'll get creative inside.  Maybe we'll try to get some chores done. I'll be picking winners for both the It Works and Mark Giveaways this morning, so be on the lookout for those posts!


Did I mention that Balian is seven months old today? :) Can't believe how fast this first year with him is going by. He's the greatest joy in my life, and the sweetest little babe I know! Hope you all have a great day! Stay tuned for more great things to come on The Mommy Blog!

~Ondria~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint Pen Review and Giveaway

Our fine friends at Sheaffer Pen were very kind and sent me a beautiful Sheaffer Mini Ballpoint Pen to try (and keep!). I have always been jealous of my husband's fancy and expensive Cross pen, and he's been saying for quite a long time that a fancy pen would make a wonderful gift for me. Well, now he doesn't need to get me one, because I have a beautiful pen from Sheaffer!

Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint Pen in Rose Gold Shimmer

I am very particular about my pens. I don't care for gel pens- they're just too inky, and I've always preferred a plain old BIC ballpoint pen to many others. Well, guess what... BIC is a division of Sheaffer! When I opened the package that was sent out to me a couple of weeks ago, I was greeted by a beautiful box with the Sheaffer logo printed right on the front. When I opened the lovely box, a beautiful rose colored pen lay before me- just waiting for me to pick it up and start writing. I needed to make a grocery list, so I put the pen right to work!

Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint Pen in Rose Gold Shimmer

It's a wonderful pen! It's a miniature size, so there's no fumbling around with it. It fits very well in my checkbook wallet, too- which is wonderful! Physically, the pen is just lovely. It's a Rose Gold Shimmer, featuring Nickel Plate Trim. The Suggested Retail Price of this pen is $40.00!

The Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint Pen is available in six different finishes:
*Brushed Chrome Plate Featuring Nickel Plate Trim SRP $40.00
*Black Laque' Featuring Gold Tone Trim SRP $40.00
*Black Onyx Laque' Barrel with Chased Palladium Cap Featuring Nickel Plate Trim SRP $40.00
*Rose Gold Shimmer Featuring Nickel Plate Trim SRP $40.00
*Translucent Red Featuring Gold Tone Trim SRP $40.00
*Gloss White Featuring Nickel Plate Trim SRP $40.00

I think this pen would make the perfect gift for just about any occasion, and with graduation ceremonies coming up, if you're looking for a gift for grads, this will be a gift they will use and cherish for many, many years!



And that's not all...
Our friends at Sheaffer are so kind! They're going to give one lucky Mommy Blog reader a Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint Pen of their very own!

To enter this giveaway, you MUST:
*Open to US Residents, only!
*Follow The Mommy Blog via Google Friend Connect
*Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me why you'd like to win this pen

Extra Entries (1 entry per extra):
Like Sheaffer on Facebook and tag The Mommy Blog's FB page on their wall.
Send your friends to The Mommy Blog on Facebook (they must post on the wall that you sent them for your entry to count!)

Giveaway ends at midnight on May 20th. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and announced on this blog on May 21st. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize.

Get to entering, and GOOD LUCK! :)

*Sheaffer Pen provided me with this pen, and are providing the giveaway pen. Sheaffer is a division of BIC USA, Inc, a distributor of stationary products, lighters and shavers. Behind the Sheaffer brand lies nearly 100 years of dedication to the art of crafting world-class fine writing instruments. The Sheaffer Prelude Mini can be purchased online at http://www.sheaffer.com

I was not compensated in any way for reviewing this product. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.



Hop a Little Tuesday


Woo Hoo! It's Tuesday, once again! 
I am looking forward to adding some new blogs to my follow list and also looking forward to having new followers of The Mommy Blog join us today! 
Leave your Hop a Little Tuesday comments on this post, please- with a link to your blog. I always follow back! :) Happy Tuesday, and thanks for visiting The Mommy Blog. Don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Oh- and Happy Hopping!


Welcome to our very witty world!
Ondria, Sacha and Balian Witt

Mother's Day Giveaway Extravaganza Winners List

Congratulations to ALL of our prize winners!

You have 48 hours to send me an e-mail with your name (first and last) and your shipping address. I will forward them to the prize sponsor and they will be responsible for sending the prize you've won out to you. Send your e-mail with info to: oduro1983@yahoo.com with Mommy Blog Winner in the subject line. If your name is not listed in RED, I have not heard from you yet.

PRIZE: Thirty-One Thermal Tote in Cheeky Elephants:
Winner: Tracy Taylor Jobson

PRIZE: $10.00 Credit to Discovery Toys
WINNER: Jodi Pontz

PRIZE: Thermal Tote in the Circle Spiral print
WINNER: Heather Brenton-Fuerst

Prize: $30.00 credit to Premier Designs:
 WINNER: Delle Sherer

PRIZE: Free book from Usborne Books (sponsor's choice) and $10.00 off a $50.00 order.
WINNER: Belle Windham

PRIZE:  Free shipping on your total order and free embroidary on one item!
WINNER: Ashley Seay!

PRIZE: Cheesy Baked Potato Soup from Country Gourmet Home (Shown) and Key West Cooler Wickless Wax Melt (Not Shown).
WINNER: Steph Raschke Adler

PRIZE: 4 piece Lemon Basil Gift Set from Avon
WINNER: Erica Doyle

PRIZE: Scentsy Mid-Size System- 3 Scentsy Bars of your choice, plus 1 Mid-Size Scentsy Warmer ($5 savings.) $35.00 VALUE!
WINNER: Charlotte Swank

PRIZE: $10.00 Gift Card to Spice Grove Designs Etsy Shop!
WINNER: Kathy Campbell

PRIZE: (Not shown) $20.00 credit to Thirty-One Gifts with Ashley Parker
WINNER: Joanne Sowers Davidson

PRIZE: Celebrating Home Pt. Jar Candle in Caramel Coffee Scent. 7.5 oz
WINNER: Pam Skoczen


Sunday, May 8, 2011

NatraBurst Giveaway Winner


Congratulations to the winner of our NatraBurst Giveaway!

And the winner is... Lori Knight!
Can't wait to hear what you think of this product!

Thanks again to Pamela S. with ONE24 for offering this great giveaway!

Be on the lookout for more great giveaways starting this week on The Mommy Blog!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pure Romance Giveaway Winner


And the winner of the Pure Romance Mini Nights of Passion Set is...

...Comment #12- JenBlizzard!

Congratulations, Jen! 
I'll be contacting you via e-mail and you have 48 hours to respond.

Thanks again to Erin Brown for offering this awesome giveaway and being a wonderful Mommy Blog sponsor!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Giveaway Extravaganza!

Hi mommies and friends! I hope this post finds you well. I wanted to let you all know that our very first, very special Mother's Day Giveaway Extravaganza starts today on The Mommy Blog Facebook Page!

I know the sacrifices mommies have to make, and this being my first Mother's Day, I wanted to celebrate it by doing something special for all of the other moms out there!


Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making this giveaway possible:

Bridget P. with Scentsy
Michele F. with Discovery Toys
Ashley P. with Thirty-One Gifts
Monique S. with Thirty-One Gifts
Heather W. with Premier Designs
Brittany B. with Avon
Lori K. with Country Gourmet Home
Jen S. with Usborne Books
Jen S. with Thirty-One Gifts
Regina C. with Thirty-One Gifts
Charlotte S. with Spice Grove Designs

Here's how this giveaway works:
Open to US Residents, only.
Go to The Mommy Blog FB Page and like it, if you haven't already.
Agree to the terms by commenting AGREE under the rules photo
Each giveaway item has a photo and under each photo you'll find the sponsor's FB page link.
You MUST like the sponsor's FB page and you MUST leave a comment under the prize photo telling me why you want to win.

Giveaway ends at 10 am on Monday, May 9th.
Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and here on the blog.
Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond.

I hope you enjoy this special giveaway, and invite all of the deserving mommies and friends you know to participate! 

Good luck, everyone!

Monday, May 2, 2011

It Works! Giveaway

Our friend Lori Knight with IT WORKS! is giving away an Ultimate Body Applicator
What is it? Glad you asked! 

Expect "ultimate" results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results when applied to the skin.

It continuously hydrates for firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening. See results in 45 minutes.
This single package contains one Ultimate Body Applicator™ that can be applied to the area of your choice, such as the abdomen, back, legs, or arms. Easy to apply and comes ready to use. 

One lucky follower will win...


*On average, people lose 1-4 inches from each applicator.

What mommy doesn't need one of these after giving birth to their sweet little babe? It's been almost seven months since Balian was born, and even though I've lost the baby weight and then some, I still have the stretched out skin look, which isn't very stylish! I'd LOVE to try this! :)



Giveaway Rules:

*Open to US Residents only
*MUST follow The Mommy Blog through Google Friend Connect
*MUST leave a comment on this post, telling me why you'd like to win this wrap
*MUST Like Lori's Facebook Page & leave her a comment on her wall.


Extra Entry: Like The Mommy Blog on Facebook
Extra Entry: Refer a friend to The Mommy Blog on Facebook 
(1 entry for each friend. They MUST post 'so and so sent me' to count!)

Winner will be chosen through Random.org on May 11th, and announced on this blog, and on the Facebook page. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize. If winner does not respond during this time, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be drawn.


Thanks to Lori Knight for offering this giveaway!
Good luck everyone!

MARK. Giveaway

Okay mommies and friends, pucker up... 
Our friend Christina B. with MARK. is giving away a Lip Gloss Duo and Juice Gem: in Cocoa Craving and Cherry Pop


One lucky follower will receive this gift set from Mark.




Giveaway Rules:

Open to US Residents only
MUST follow The Mommy Blog through Google Friend Connect
MUST leave a comment on this post, telling me why you'd like to win this
MUST Like Christina's Facebook Page & post about the one thing you have to put on before leaving the house.

Extra Entry: Like The Mommy Blog on Facebook
Extra Entry: Refer a friend to The Mommy Blog on Facebook (1 entry for each friend. They MUST post 'so and so sent me' to count!)

Winner will be chosen through Random.org on May 11th, and announced on this blog, and on the Facebook page. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize. If winner does not respond during this time, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be drawn.

Thanks to Christina for offering this giveaway!
Good luck, everyone!