Sweet Tiny Blessings

Month: October 2012

Fall Prayer {One Thousand Gifts}

Just as the leaves change and begin to fall, so do we.  Our lives are changing each day.  Our children are growing faster then we can speak.  And the challenges we may be going through are tougher then we can bare alone.  But you never change God.  Your love, guidance and strength is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Help us to remember, that no matter what, you will catch us when we begin to Fall.
In your name we prayer,
What kinds of changes are you going through today?
Continuing the Joy Dare by counting my One Thousand Gifts.
232 Baby C’s silliness
233 My husband’s sense of humor
234 Projects
235 Steps
236 A fall
237 Baby C’s sweet, little outfit
238 An awesome first, in-home healthy party
239 The dentist
240 My mom
241 Health
242 Safety
243 Happiness
244 Being alone
245 Stepping out in faith
246 Having a toddler at my toes while getting my teeth cleaned
247 Baby C changing everyday
248 A good night sleep

{Encouraging Healthy} Event

Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to share my business with other moms at the MOPS Shop and Talk event.  I am not a public speaker by any means, so this was very scary and intimidating for me.  But I realize that I can not be struck by fear.  In order to share my passion with others, I prayed and asked others to pray for me, as I stood before a crowd of moms, just like me.

Each vendor had about 3 minutes to speak and share why they love their product.  I was the last to speak, so by the time I got up to talk, I was a bundle of nerves.  But I pulled through and was able to share with others why Shaklee is such a great company.

After everyone spoke, all the moms had a chance to check out each showcase, make purchases and enter giveaways.  At my table, I had Basic H2 samples, a $30 gift certificate giveaway and many great products for sale.

Speaking of the Basic H2 Organic Super Super Cleaning Concentrate . . . did you know that one 16 oz bottle creates 48 gallons of a safe, powerful, all-purpose cleaner?  By adding your own water, you eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills, eliminate 248 pounds of green house gases and is the environmental equivalent of planting 10 trees!

Many all-purpose cleaners may contain toxins that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Synthetic solvents may cause hormone disruptions. Organic solvents such as butyl cellosolve are neurotoxins and nasal irritants. Another toxin, morpholine, can cause liver or kidney damage. Glass cleaners contain ammonia, a poison that can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory system.

This is the Shaklee difference!  Basic H2 is non-toxic, contains zero toxic fumes, fragrance free, mild on your hands, pH balanced and does not contain chlorine.  Basic H2 is considered green because it is a natural source of ingredients derived from corn and coconuts, biodegradable, no phosphates or dyes, comes in recyclable packaging and is safe for septic systems and graywater. 

Basic H2 cleans almost anything and will replace current cleaners, degreasers, multi-surface cleaners and glass cleaners!

You can purchase this bottle of Basic H2 for retail value of $12.50 or member price of $10.35 at EncouragingHealthy.MyShaklee.com (or click on the Encouraging Healthy Shop at the top of the blog).  I’ve had my bottle for almost 2 years now and it’s not even half way gone.  So you can imagine the amount of money I have saved on cleaning products.
Keep up to date with all our healthy tips, products, giveaways and more by following us on Facebook and Twitter!  If you would like to learn more about the Shaklee opportunity, feel free to email me.  We are always looking for motivated people to join our team!

Anderson Farms {Events}

This past weekend, our family took a trip to Anderson Farms to pick out our special pumpkin.  We decided to forgo nap time and head out early.  It’s a good thing we did too, because the line to get in was longer then we expected.  Later, we found out we probably could have skipped the line and headed to the online registration window.  We know that for next time.

Admission included everything from the Petting Zoo to the Kiddie Korral.  There was so much to do for all ages that we didn’t even get to do it all.  I think Baby C enjoyed the Choo-Choo Train the best.  She was laughing and shouting “all aboard.”  After eating our yummy BBQ lunch, we headed through the corn maze where Baby C cleaned the kernels off the path.

At the end of our day, we took a tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch where we picked out our favorite pumpkin.  Baby C loved running around the patch and squatting on all the pumpkins.  What a silly girl. 

Our day was filled with fun, food and lots of pumpkins.  And Baby C conquered the day, even without a nap.  She took care of that on our drive home.  Go check out all that Anderson Farms has to offer and be sure to use the coupon for a dollar off! Happy Fall all!
Where do you go to pick your pumpkin?
Disclaimer: We received free admission into Anderson Farms in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own and were not swayed by outside sources.

Nuby Flower Child Feeding Bowl {Review}

 Remember the Flower Child Fork and Spoon set I reviewed and gave away?  Well, it has a matching bowl!  Baby C loves hers!  Her face lit up when I placed the Flower Child Feeding Bowl full of yogurt in front of her during snack time.

The bowl is perfect for children 18+ months who are learning to feed themselves.  We love it because you can use it for hot or cold foods.  And it’s safe to put in the microwave.  The bottom of the bowl provides a slip-free surface, so you don’t end up with spilled food.  The bright colors certainly make meal times so much fun.  The bowl is very easy to wash and is BPA free!

You can purchase the same bowl that Baby C has for $4.99 at Nuby.com or choose from a variety of other feeding products.  With the holidays right around the corner, this is a perfect gift for any child you want to get excited about eating!

Keep up to date with all the latest products from Nuby by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Disclaimer:  I received the Flower Child Toddler Bowl in exchange for a review of this product.  All opinions are my own and were not swayed by outside sources.

Simply Printable {Review and Giveaway}

With the holiday season approaching quickly, many are gearing up to throw fun and memorable parties.  Baby C’s 2nd birthday is in December and Simply Printable helped us create the perfect invitation.

Christine, from Simply Printable, creates invitations and cards for all events.  A digital file is created just for you, so you can print them at home or from a photo lab.  Simply Printable creates cards and decorations for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, christenings/baptisms, communions, graduations, birth announcements, and so much more.  Thank you cards can also be created to match your invitation!

Check out the beautiful work from Simply Printable below.  The stunning photography shown in the cards is by Angela Miller.

Simply Printable is generously offering 25% off any printable item in the shop to all Sweet Tiny Blessings’ readers.  Simply use the coupon code STB25 (good for 3 months).  Not only that, she is  giving away a digital invitation/card to one Sweet Tiny Blessings’ reader.  Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
Stay connected to Simply Printable on Facebook and visit her Etsy Shop for all the latest designs!  Thank you, Simply Printable, for helping to make events so special!
Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for this giveaway. All opinions are my own and were not swayed by outside sources.

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Traveling with Baby Giveaway Hop {Eco-Friendly Nursing Pillow}

Welcome to the Travelin’ With Baby Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by So Easy Being Green and According to Jenny! This Event will run from October 10th – 24th with a Twitter Party Grand Finale on October 25th from 9-10 PM EST!  In this Hop, each blogger has a great prize, worth at least $25, to make traveling with your baby easy and fun! Don’t miss out on the fabulous Grand Prize worth over $500 featuring the best, must-have Baby Travel Products!

For some women, breastfeeding can be a challenge.  It was for Baby C and I.  I felt like I was doing all the right things, but she wasn’t gaining enough weight.  We tried everything from a lactation consultant to finding the right nursing pillow and support.  Nothing was working.  Eventually we found out why and I never got the chance to succeed at breastfeeding.  I feel it’s so important for moms to get the support they need, especially when it comes to nursing their children.  I wish I would have known about the San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow back then.

I had tried many different breastfeeding pillows and none of them had everything I needed like the San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow.  The other pillows didn’t give the back support I needed nor did they provide convenience.  They weren’t Eco-friendly either.  There were times I would even try stacking several bed pillows up, but it took me forever to get it just right.  The Bebe pillow from Double Blessings is different.

  1. It provides a green design for your baby’s healthy future.  
  2. It’s signature privacy cover is detachable and provides complete discretion anytime and anywhere.  
  3. The San Diego Bebe has a patented angle surface designed to position baby towards mothers’ breasts. 
  4. The signature Comfort Bolster provides extraordinary support and security for both mom and baby.  
  5. The detachable back pillow allows mom to position it anywhere along her spine that is most comfortable.  
  6. The adjustable strap comfortably fits up to a 52″ waist.
  7. It comes in luxe fabrics and chic colors. 
  8. And it provides 2 convenient pockets: one side for bottles the other side for the phone or remote.  

 The San Diego Bebe Twin is also available for nursing twins simultaneously.

I believe this pillow would be such a blessing to anyone.  I couldn’t believe the softness, comfort and support this pillow provided compared to other nursing pillows.  And what is so amazing is how truly Eco-friendly it is.  It is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable and recyclable.  There is no odor, glue, foam, lead or phthalate.

The privacy cover is such an important feature as well.  I remember visitors coming over to see Baby C, but I was usually in the back room nursing.  So they would either have to wait a long time or come back.  The privacy cover allows moms to still be present with their guests, even when feeding.  I also remember late nights when I finally got Baby C latched on and then I couldn’t reach my water or the remote.  The San Diego Bebe thought of that too!  With the two convenient pockets on both sides, moms now have a place to have their water and remote at their fingertips. 

You can purchase the same San Diego Bebe Nursing pillow I have, along with many other nursing products, at doubleblessings.com.  Keep up to date and become a fan of San Diego Bebe on Facebook and Twitter.

This month Double Blessings is offering a HUGE 50% off blowout sale on single (not twin) San Diego Bebe Eco Nursing Pillows now- 10/31! Sale includes: San Diego Bebe (singleton version only) Eco-Nursing Pillows in Pink, Blue, Butter, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe… even the Organic and  Waterproof pillows! Regularly $59.99 – $69.99, all HALF OFF! Use coupon code HALFOCT at checkout. Click here to begin!

Double Blessings is graciously giving away a San Diego Bebe Nursing pillow to one Sweet Tiny Blessings’ reader.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  There are no mandatory entries, however, the more you complete, the better your chances at winning.

Disclaimer:  I received a product in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own and were not swayed by outside sources.  According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, and the Travelin’ With Baby participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.  

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Bumble of Joy {Review and Giveaway}

Baby C will be turning 2 in December and we have already began planning her party.  We will be taking a trip home, to Florida, to celebrate and throwing her a Caillou birthday party!  She is going to be so excited, because she absolutely LOVES Caillou.

Grandma will be creating a teddy bear birthday cake, since Caillou loves his teddy bear.  Another favorite stuffed animal that he has is his dinosaur.  So the awesome ladies of Bumble of Joy, Eva and Zi, created Baby C a dinosaur hair clip for her special day! 

Bumble of Joy was created by two very good friends, Eva and Zi, along with their very supportive husbands.  They love to celebrate the creative joys of motherhood and you will defintely love their creativeness!  The honeycomb store is where you will find the cutest hair clips, pins, lunch buddies and magnets for your children.

The Dino-mite Dino is 2 1/2″ high and 2 3/4″ wide.  It is hand sewn using good quality blue felt with a 50mm hair snap clip.  It is filled with polyfil.  

Baby C loves her dinosaur hair clip.  Not only does she love it in her hair, she loves to hold it too.  When she saw it, she said, “roar!”  Even though Baby C’s hair is pretty short, I was able to hold her bangs back with the clip.  I can’t wait until her hair is long enough for a ponytail to place the clip in the back.  Long or short hair, the clip is perfect, unique and fun!

You can purchase the same dinosaur hair clip Baby C has for $4.50 at Bumbleofjoy.com or choose from a variety of other children’s products.  Stay up to date on all the latest fun and creativeness by following Bumble of Joy on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

Bumble of Joy is graciously giving away a dinosaur hair clip to one Sweet Tiny Blessings’ reader.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  There are no mandatory entries, however, the more you complete, the better your chances at winning.

Disclaimer: I received the Dino-mite Dino hair clip from Bumble of Joy in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced from outside sources.

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Flower Child Fork & Spoon {Review and Giveaway}

Baby C loves to eat breakfast and lunch, but when it comes to dinner, I can barely get her to eat 2 bites.  She loves using utensils but her baby spoons just aren’t cutting it anymore.  She has actually chewed right through them.  And I feel like grown-up silver wear might be a little too dangerous for her age.  The Nuby Flower Child Fork & Spoon was the perfect solution.

I could barely get the fork and spoon out of the packaging and washed up because Baby C was so excited to use them.  I let her test them out on her favorite yogurt snack.  Yes, she used both the fork and spoon for yogurt.  What a silly girl!  And she has used them for every meal since.  She absolutely loves them.

The Easy Grip design makes it so easy for toddlers (18+ months) to hold.  It’s perfect for their little hands.  And it helps them feed themselves.  This cute fork and spoon set is suitable for warm or cold foods.  The Flower Child Fork & Spoon cleans easily with soap and warm water and is BPA free.

You can purchase the same fork and spoon set that Baby C has for $3.99 at Nuby.com or choose from a variety of other feeding products.  It’s perfect for a picky eater who you want to get excited about eating healthy foods!

Nuby is offering one Sweet Tiny Blessings’ reader a Flower Child Spoon and Fork Set of their own.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  There are no mandatory entries, but the more you complete, the better your chances at winning!  

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