As you all know, I am a HUGE advocate of baby-wearing. Not only does it allow you to get things done, hands-free, while snuggling your little bundle of joy; it also has proven benefits to baby. Babies who are worn in carriers are happier, more secure, and fuss less. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself! You will be amazed!Now that summer is approaching, baby-wearing also allows you to be active with baby! I have personally gone hiking while wearing my kids, and it was awesome. There is a great event coming up that is hosted by Tailor Made Momma called Carry Me Please.
The event will run run from May 12-May 26! Prize will be winner choice of an Ergo and Pikkolo baby carrier!
This will be a FREE event! The only requirement is that you post about the sign-ups and then you post about the event when it goes live!
Links can be Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or RSS. Sorry No Google!
Sign ups will close on May 10th. The Rafflecopter and HTML for the giveaway will be sent out on the 11th!
to sign up!
If you have any questions please e-mail Christina at Tailormademomma@gmail.com!
My husband loves seafood...A lot. We don't often buy it because it's so expensive, and not everyone in my family enjoys the taste of most fish. Canned tuna? Forget about it! I have found that the overall quality of most canned fish is, well, a bit lacking. One of my hubby's favorite types of fish is salmon. He loves a nice salmon steak, and often likes to pair his salmon with rice, pasta, or even a beautiful green salad. Salmon is a very versatile fish and offers a lot of surprising benefits, such being naturally rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. They are also relatively low in mercury when living in an ideal habitat. But the best thing about salmon? It just plain tastes good, and is a fabulous source of protein! Recently I got the opportunity to try SeaBear Ready-To-Eat Wild Salmon. These convenient pouches are shelf-stable, making them great for a quick snack on the go, or even a must have for any camping or hiking excursions. SeaBear uses only the highest quality salmon in their products. You will never find bones, scales, or other nasty surprises in your pouch. This moist, delicious salmon really shines, since it comes untainted by additives. You receive beautiful, fresh-tasting salmon with just a hint of sea salt for flavor. Oh, did I mention it's Kosher, too? I decided to make my husband a nice lunch the other day using our SeaBear Ready-To-Eat Wild Salmon. He had a boatload of paperwork to do, and I knew he deserved a special treat. I decided to incorporate his salmon into nice, light salmon cakes and serve them alongside a beautiful salad full of mixed greens, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, and fresh mushrooms. I was quite impressed by how well this ready to eat salmon could be formed into cakes, with the simple addition of a few kitchen staples like mayonnaise, lemon, garlic, eggs and
panko breadcrumbs. Of course I used some seasonings as well, since my husband loves a little kick in his meals!He happily devoured his salmon cakes and salad, and told me he was very surprised at how moist and tender a "fish in a pouch" could be. The flavor was amazing, and he now wants to order SeaBear by the case. I am not complaining, though. At only $5.99 a pouch, this is a great, budget-friendly way to incorporate more seafood into our meals. SeaBear also offers great package deals on their products so you can stock up! Since these space-saving pouches can be stored in the pantry or cabinets, there is no need to worry about precious freezer space. Overall, we were quite impressed by SeaBear. This company is bringing the legendary flavors of the Pacific-Northwest into kitchens everywhere, and at a price that won't break the bank. If you haven't tried their Ready-To-Eat salmon varieties, you're in for a treat! And you might just throw those canned tuna varieties away....Yep, it's that good! You've been warned! HOW TO CONNECT:You can check out SeaBear on their website. They have a wide variety of products and even have amazing recipes! You can also follow SeaBear on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Sorry for the delay in drawing winners! As many of you have probably noticed, Rafflecopter has been acting wonky lately, and I have had difficulty getting it to load entries so I could verify and draw. I have a few winners to announce, though, so I will get right down to business!
Greener Night's Sleep:
Mom and Baby Style:
Baby Brezza Cookbook:
Congrats, ladies! You have all been e-mailed and have 48 hours to reply and claim your prizes! As always, check back often for more awesome giveaways!
With Mother's Day approaching, you may be a bit frazzled trying to find Mom the perfect gift. Flowers and candy are nice, but they don't stick around for very long at all. And jewelry is expensive and isn't always a possibility, especially in today's economy! (Trust me, I won't be getting any bling this year!) One great gift idea is an electronic cigarette, such as those from South Beach Smoke. I know what you're thinking...What kind of gift is that?! Well, if Mom, or anyone else in your life for that matter, is a smoker, it can be the gift of life. You see, electronic cigarettes are far more effective in helping smokers quit than any previously found method.
How is this? Well, for one, it keeps the hands and the mouth busy. This is one of the biggest obstacles smokers encounter when trying to quit. Smoking is not only an addiction, it's also a habit that's very hard to break. When I smoked, I found that there were certain times I would light up out of reflex alone. Usually it was after I woke up, after eating, before bed, and when I was overly stressed. Long road trip? Forget about it! I used to smoke more just to break the monotony of a long, boring car ride.
Something non-smokers don't understand is that smoking becomes second nature to those who ever started this unfortunate and deadly habit. By using a safe, electronic cigarette
, smokers who are trying to quit not only get their "fix", they also continue a routine they have more than likely depended on for years. Electronic cigarettes act, look, and feel just like the real thing. You even exhale "smoke" just like you would with a real cigarette. However, this smoke is a harmless water vapor that is free of carcinogens and other harmful substances. It's a known fact that cigarettes are incredibly harmful to one's health. It literally effects everyone around a smoker. Whether it be from second-hand smoke or even a simple residue on objects, smoking can cause serious health risks such as lung cancer, COPD, asthma, and more. It can also increase the occurrence of bronchial and sinus infections. Using an electronic cigarette from South Beach Smoke eliminates these hazards.
Not only that, they help protect other family members from the adverse effects that cigarette smoke can cause.
We have teamed up So Lo La Deals
to bring you this Awesome Ipod Shuffle Giveaway.So Lo La Deals
is a Brand new Daily Deal site which is launching in June. We are super excited to see what fantastic deals they will have. One Lucky Winner will receive an Ipod Shuffle.
Starts 4/26 at 8pm EST and ends 5/3/12 at 8pm ESTA big Thank you to our hosts, Saving and More
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Okay, so I have a bone to pick with the folks over at Nature's Sleep. Not because they have done anything wrong...In fact, it's just the opposite. Nature's Sleep
is quite possibly a little bit TOO awesome, and it's causing me nothing but problems. You see, ever since I got my Nature's Sleep memory foam slippers, I have not been able to enjoy them. Sure, I get to wear them occasionally, and they are like little pads of Heaven underneath my feet, which are always tired from chasing around 2 toddlers, a preteen, and 2 rambunctious dogs. The best thing about these slippers from Nature's Sleep, a leader in luxurious, drool-worthy memory foam mattresses and more, is the fact that they conform to the shape of your feet like a second skin.
The visco-elastic memory foam in the bottom of the footbed contours and cradles your foot for luxurious comfort and support with each and every step. The warm, soft terry fabric ensures your feet stay cozy all year round.I love, love, LOVE these slippers. I am all about comfort, and that is exactly what these slippers deliver. It seems that my children and my brand new Yorkie, Trouble, know a good thing when they see it. For them, this is awesome, since it means they have impeccable taste early on. For me, it's not so good, since it means my all time favorite slippers are always being "claimed" (or should I say stolen)
by people and things other than me. I am constantly chasing down my beloved Nature's Sleep slippers and reclaiming them from the guilty, slipper stealing culprits. Don't believe me? Take a look...