Monday, February 28, 2011

Baby Shower Bash: Balloon Time!

Our Baby Shower Bash has been one big party, and what's a party without balloons, right?

That is where our next sponsor comes in! 
Balloon Time is the maker of those great at-home helium balloon kits you may have seen at birthday parties or showers you have been to. .

Balloon Time makes several different helium balloon kits, and they are all awesome! 

We got to try the 30 Latex Balloon Kit from Balloon Time. It included one helium tank, 30 assorted 9" latex balloons (we didn't use these, since we had our own baby shower balloons), and a spool of ribbon. 

Balloon Time Kits are so easy to use! Check out this simple video: 



Balloon Time also has some awesome accessory packs! I wish I could have found these in my local store, they are adorable! The Create-A-Party Balloon Packs come in several different themes, including Luau, Baby Shower, Birthday and Wedding Shower and include a variety of themed foil, shaped and latex balloons. 

I was so excited to be able to use our Balloon Time Helium Kit to add some fun to our baby shower! I can't wait to show you guys pictures! 

In the meantime, one lucky Flip Out Mama reader will win a voucher good for any Balloon Time Product up to $29.99!! Here's how to win! 

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me what you would use your Balloon Time Helium Kit to celebrate! 

Extra Entries!
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+1 follow Balloon Time on Twitter (@balloontime)

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+1 Follow Balloon Time on Facebook


+2 extra entries PER DAY! Tweet about this giveaway, blog about it, post it on your Facebook. Leave a link to this post. Come back here and leave two comments letting me know where you posted.You may do this entry method once per day making you eligible for two extra entries PER DAY! 

*contest will end on 3/20/2011 at approx 10 pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen. 
disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was given.

Baby Shower Bash: Fling Bins with GIVEAWAY!




Well, covering all the Baby Shower bases wouldn't be complete without, that's right, disposable pop up trash cans! 


I had the opportunity to review two trash bins from Fling Bins, and I must say I was very impressed! 
Fling Bins are so easy to use! They arrive packaged flat, and you just take them out of the package, and pop them open to use! They come in a variety of different designs and they all have a 13 gallon capacity. 

When you are finished, you simply use the easy to use drawstring feature to close them, and you can throw the entire trash can away! In addition to the trash bins, they also have a recycle bin, that can save up to 60 bottles or cans from the trash! I especially like the recycle bins, I can see myself using these at family functions in the future! 

There are several different Flings to choose from, my favorites are:


The Woman's Day Limited Edition Fling Bin,



The Red Gingham Fling Bin,


And the BBQ Fling Bin!


These were extremely popular at the baby shower, everyone wanted to know where they came from! I think these are an especially good idea for birthday parties, showers, etc.. I am definitely going to start using the recycle bins at cookouts and parties this Summer. These are a great idea and I wish we would start seeing more of them at parks, festivals, fairs, etc... Maybe soon!

Thanks so much Fling Bins for giving us the chance to try this awesome product!

They are also giving you guys a chance to try them too!!

One Lucky Flip Out Mama reader will win two Fling Bins of their choosing!

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry: 

Go here to the Flings Site, and tell me which two Fling Bins you would choose if you were the winner! 

Extra Entries

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+2 (PER DAY~) BLOG ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY, TWEET IT, POST IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK! MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A LINK TO THIS POST! THEN COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE TWO COMMENTS TELLING ME WHERE YOU POSTED. YOU CAN DO THIS ENTRY METHOD ONCE PER DAY, MAKING YOU ELIGIBLE FOR TWO EXTRA ENTRIES PER DAY! 

Contest will end on 3/20/11 at approx 10 pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize is shipped from the sponsoring company. I am not responsible for prizes that are lost, damaged or otherwise not received!



disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received.


Baby Shower Bash: Help For New Moms!


Our next Baby Shower Bash sponsor is Help For New Moms! A book for new moms by Claudine Wolk, "It Gets Easier!.... And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers" is a funny, personal and practical look at motherhood. I really loved this book because it is written by someone who has actually been there! Claudine is a mom of three, and she knows all too well about balancing work and motherhood. It answers a lot of questions that new moms have, as well as covering a lot of topics that might not even occur to new moms, but will definitely come up on down the road! 

I was so excited that Claudine donated one of her books for Crystal and the Baby Shower Bash! It was really nice to give her something practical and useful along with all the frilly fun girlie stuff! I know that long after the shower is over, and all the pretty things are tucked away, this book will come in handy and it will be something she will reach for when she has an unanswered question! 

Claudine has a great site that all moms should check out! There is a section of FAQ's that addresses some of the most common questions that all new moms have! You can even print out a free baby schedule and find some of the most helpful new mom resources that there are! 

Thanks so much Claudine for introducing my new mom to your wonderful book!

disclosure: I received a sample product in exchange for this post. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

Baby Shower Bash: HooHobbers + GIVEAWAY!


Okay yall. I don't know if you can handle this! I am so so so pumped about this review/giveaway for Hoohobbers! 

In case you haven't heard of them, Hoohobbers is a Chicago based company that makes unique specialty products for babies and toddlers. They are especially famous for their gorgeous Baby Moses Baskets. 


Ohhhh they are just so beautiful! They have so many different patterns and prints to choose from, I just love these so so so much! 



Hoohobbers has a great selection of products for babies and toddlers. From crib bedding, to dinnerware, to diaper bags, even kid's shower curtains, if you can dream it, they can make it! That is one of my favorite things about Hoohobbers: they can customize any of their products. You can have them embroidered, or they can even use your own custom fabric. You are the designer, they just help! :) 

There is no way I could ever show you all of their gorgeous products, so I am just going to showcase my favorites: 

sleeping bag

Apron Set
diaper bag
The kind folks at Hoohobbers were so generous in sponsoring our Baby Shower Bash! They sent Crystal and Baby Sadie an adorable baby rocker: 
(this isn't the same one, I couldn't find the exact picture online, but you will see pics very soon!)
I absolutely love these baby rockers, they are so cute! It was definitely a hit at the shower! These rockers are so versatile, you can use them inside and out, they are super lightweight, making them easy for travel, and best of all, they are easy to clean! I really wish I would have had one of these beauties when Bean was small! Oh well, it's okay, because I know Sadie is going to enjoy hers! Check out this video showing you all about Hoohobber's Baby Rocker: 




You want one now, don't ya? 

It's okay, Hoohobbers and I expected this! You can win a $50 gift card to Hoohobbers online store! 
Ooooh's and Aaaahh's, I know, I know! 

Here's how to win: 

Mandatory Entry: 

*Go here to Hoohobbers site and browse around... Leave a comment telling me what you would spend your $50 gift card on.. (this could take a while... it's ok, I'll wait...)
Extra Entries: 

+1 Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect

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 +1 Follow Hoohobbers on Facebook

+1 enter any of my other current giveaways (in the sidebar)

+2 extra entries per day! Tweet this giveaway, blog about it, post it on your Facebook... make sure to include a link to this post. Come back here and leave two comments telling me where you posted. You can do this entry method each day making you eligible for TWO EXTRA ENTRIES PER DAY!!!


*contest will end on 3/15/2011 at approx 10 pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen.

disclosure: I received a sample product in exchange for this post. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was given. 

Baby Shower Bash: Lil Remedies!


Little Remedies is the next sponsor of our Baby Shower Bash! This is one of my favorite brands out there! They make products for tons of different childhood discomforts such as runny noses, colds, gas, constipation and teething. All of their products are safe, and free of unnecessary additives such as saccharin, alcohol, artificial flavors, dyes and harmful preservatives. 
They have so many different products! Their newest products include a fever/pain reducer, a honey elixir for cough and sore throats, fiber gummies, a pain relieving spray, and even cradle cap lotion! 

They also make a great gripe water that is good for babies!This is extremely useful in treating colic, and even hiccups!
My favorite product however, is probably the Stuffy Nose Kit. It includes a nasal aspirator and a package of the saline nose drops. This is great even for tiny babies!

As you can see, Little Remedies has so many different options to help your little ones find relief! They are a great company, and they are always having different contests, giveaways, etc.. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news! 

A Big Thanks To Little Remedies for sponsoring us!

disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for this post. Although sample products were received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was given.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Shower Bash: PediaCare!

 Our next Baby Shower Bash sponsor is PediaCare! PediaCare is a household name when it comes to children's medicine, and I was so happy to get the chance to work with them again! 

PediaCare has a wide variety of different medicine for all of the most common childhood ailments. They have tons of different medicines based on your child's specific symptoms, such as cough & runny nose, or cough & sore throat. I really like this because it gives a more personalized approach to treating sickness than just a one size fits all medication! 


They are always coming out with new and useful tools to help parents take care of their sick kids! They have a new app that helps parents decide which PediaCare product would help your child the most, based on their symptoms. You can download that app here.

And you can also go here to print a $1.00 off coupon!

And if you haven't seen their adorable new commericial, check it out below: 





Thanks, Pediacare for sponsoring our Baby Shower Bash and keeping baby Sadie healthy! :) 

disclosure: I received sample products in exchange for this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

Gorton's Seafood Review/Giveaway!


I don't know about you guys, but we always eat a lot of frozen food. Tater is so very hard to please these days, and frozen food just seems to be the only way to go. Lucky for us, there are a lot of really good frozen food choices out there, so we are not stuck with pot pies and frozen pizzas all the time. When we got the chance to work with Gorton's Seafood, I was so excited! We always have at least a couple boxes of their products on hand, and amazingly, it's something we all are willing to eat together!
They have so many great products, there really is something for everyone! Tater, of course is a big fish stick fan, I like the grilled filets, and my hubs is really into the Potato Crunch Fish Filets. Their products are so varied, we could eat them two or three nights a week and not feel like we are eating the same thing over and over! 

Gorton's is always running some really great promotions, so be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up! Right now they have a great promotion where you can send in three proofs of purchase and receive a free electronic sudoku game!

A big  thanks to Gorton's seafood for letting us try their awesome products! And they are giving away one free product coupon good on any of their products to one lucky Flip Out Mama reader! How great is that!? Here's how to enter!

Mandatory Entry: go here to the Gorton's product page, and tell me which product you would most like to try! 

Extra entries: 

+1 follow my blog via Google Friend Connect

+1 follow my blog via networked blogs

+1 follow me on Facebook

+1 follow Gortons on Facebook

+1 follow me on Twitter @flipoutmama

*contest will end on 3/10/2011 at approx 10 pm est. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen! 

disclosure: I received free product coupons in exchange for this review. Although a product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was given.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby Shower Bash: Boogie Wipes!



Okay guys! I'm back! Only a week later and 2 rounds of flu (plus 2 Emergency Room Visits) behind me, and I think it is finally time to get back to our Baby Shower Bash!

Boogie Wipes is the next sponsor of our Baby Shower Bash! I love Boogie Wipes, and I have been using them for a long time! They are gentle saline wipes for little booger-y noses. These are so much better than regular tissues! No more yucky, nasty, red, irritated noses! 

Boogie Wipes come in four different scents: grape, fresh scent, menthol and unscented. We especially love the grape, hell, I have even been using them this past week during my flu-ness! Boogie Wipes now also has an adult line of saline wipes called Achooz. These are perfect for when your sick and your nose is red and raw! The combination of saline, vitamin E and aloe is really soothing on sick noses!
Boogie Wipes also has a great new website for kids! At savethesleeve.com, kids can play games, learn about germs, and take the pledge to use Boogie Wipes and Save The Sleeve! This is an adorable site, and Tater has been playing on it ever since we discovered it!

If you would like to join the Boogie Bunch, click here! You can also follow Boogie Wipes on Facebook and Twitter!

disclosure: I received a sample product in exchange for this review. Although a sample was recieved, all opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was given. Now go save the sleeve!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Update: Baby Shower Bash Delayed :(


Well... as usual, things have taken an unexpected turn. Our Baby Shower Bash posts will be delayed a few days. Mommy To Be is in the hospital on bedrest and will be on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy. And I have come down with some nasty flu type thingy, and I can barely even type this post. So, be patient with me, all of our wonderful sponsors will get their posts, maybe just a few days late! 
Stay tuned, yall, mommy will be feeling better soon :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby Shower Bash: Susan Brown's Baby


I am proud to announce the next sponsor of our Baby Shower Bash!

Susan Brown's Baby is a great company that I have had the pleasure of working with in the past, and I was psyched to work with them again!

Susan Brown got the inspiration for her company from her father. He worked as a chemist for over 30 years for companies such as LOREAL, CLINIQUE, Neutrogena, Estee Lauder and Chanel. He would always bring home the wonderful oils that he used in his work, and Susan and her mother would give them out to friends and family to try. They were so effective, she just knew she had to share them with the world!

With the help of her college roommate, and her father, Susan Brown has created a wonderful line of skin care products for moms and babies! Her products are rich, yet gentle and effective. Perfect for sensitive skin, yet strong enough to get the job done.

I was so very excited to receive this wonderful Just For Moms Gift Basket for our Baby Shower!

This is a wonderful gift for any new mom!

It includes Susan Brown's Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak, Foot Therapy Cream, Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Stretch Therapy Overnight Repair, Stretch Therapy Daytime Treatment, and one pair of Spa Therapy Socks. Ahh, doesn't it just sound lovely? The Stretch Therapy is probably my favorite For Moms product, the nighttime and daytime formulas together help get rid of stretch marks. Any product that does that is a friend of mine!

In addition to the Just For Moms Line, Susan Browns Baby Products are simply the best! All of the products are so very gentle on new baby skin, but they work great! They have a wide variety of products, from a great lotion-to-powder, to nourishing lotion, even moisturizing cleansing cloths! Susan Brown has got your baby's bath needs covered.
Here's another great gift idea: This is the Ultimate Sensitive Baby Gift Basket. It includes the Lotion-To-Powder, Diaper Therapy Ointment, Botanical Body and Massage Oil, Foaming Shampoo and Body Wash, Cleansing Cloths Travel Pack, All Purpose Botanical Gelee, and a onesie! How cute! This would make a great gift to get a new mom all set up and good to go with baby bath supplies!

Right Now Susan Brown's Baby is having a great promotion with $3 Shipping on ALL ORDERS! Plus if you order any of the Stretch Therapy Products, you will receive a FREE TUBE of the Stretch Therapy Warming Masque! What a great deal!

Big thanks to Susan Brown for being such an awesome Baby Shower Bash Sponsor! To check out her amazing line of products, just click here! 

disclosure: i received a sample product in exchange for this post. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was given. Now go check out the site! Geez.


Baby Shower Bash: ababyshower.com!


In my quest for the perfect baby shower for my bestie, I have probably been on eleven million websites. Buying one thing here, one thing there, another thing somewhere else. It really does get frustrating! When I found ababyshower.com, I was so relieved! Finally, a site where I can order more than one product at a time! 


Ababyshower.com is really a great site! They have invitations and tableware, games, diaper cakes, favors, gifts, pretty much everything you need, all in one place! 
 
I was so excited to work with them, and Colleen, the owner, is the sweetest! She went out of her way to make sure we were completely happy with everything! Check out these custom thank you notes that she generously sent us: 
Do you love them?? I know that Crystal will! 

Ababyshower.com was even kind enough to send a special gift for baby-to be! 

What an adorable gift set!

I am very impressed with our experience with ababyshower.com!! The thank you notes look perfect, shipping was fast and everything was packaged wonderfully!
They have so much awesome stuff I want to show you!'

*(Note: you should sit down. This could take a while.)

"You can stop talking about me getting fat, I'm pregnant!"

diaper cakes
Sweet Pea Tableware

Break The Water Baby Shower Game
If you are looking for, well, pretty much anything for a baby shower, just click here

A big thanks to Colleen and ababyshower.com for being a sponsor of our Baby Shower Bash!

disclosure: i received a sample product in exchange for this post. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received. Now go look at some baby shower stuff!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best Quote Ever.

Just Had To Share.
Thanks again, Stumble! :)

Baby Shower Bash: Baby Be Mine Maternity!


If you are a mommy, you know about those dreadful hospital gowns. And if you're not a mommy, well, here's a sneak peek: 


Excuse the crappy quality, and giant swollen feet, but I wanted you guys to see how fashionable I looked during my labor with The Bean! 

Anyways, the gowns are horrible. Just horrible. Old, nasty, sometimes ripped or torn.. Sea Foam green. (That should be enough to have them outlawed right there!) A thousand sizes too big, falling off, and gaping holes everywhere so you get the joy of showing everyone your business in the middle of one of the most stressful and craziest times of your life. Party! 

Well. Problem, solved! 

Enter Baby Be Mine Maternity and their awesome Gownies. 

I have never in my life seen anything so cool! 

Check out this YouTube Video for a quick education on Gownies: 




I mean really- designer delivery gowns? What girl wouldn't want one?!? 

Gownies are all made of 100% cotton, and are machine washable. They snap all the way down the back, ensuring that you are totally covered up. No wardrobe malfunctions here! They have snap down flaps in the front for easy access for medical exams as well as breastfeeding.Great idea right?!

I really wish I would have discovered Gownies when I was pregnant with my boys. It is such a special day, why should you look like everyone else? With your own special delivery gown, you can be unique, stylish and comfortable. And when those millions of friends and family pour in after your baby is born, and all you want to do is go to sleep, and they won't leave, at least you will look awesome and picture ready in your Gownie! :) 


Baby Be Mine was kind enough to send this Molly Gownie for our Baby Shower Bash! This is perfect for the birth of a sweet baby girl! 

Look at all these awesome designs that Baby Be Mine has: 

The Sophie
The Ella
The Phoebe 
The Julia
Are you sold on Gownies yet? 

And if it's not quite time for your little one to get here yet, Baby Be Mine has a ton of Maternity Belly Bands too: 




Again, WHY didn't I know about these things when I was pregnant? Sigh. 

Well, at least I suffered so you guys won't have to. Now you know about all these wonderful things and no one will ever have to be tacky and pregnant again! 

Just click here to check out Baby Be Mine for yourself!

disclosure: i received a sample product in exchange for this post.although a sample was received, all opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received. now stop reading this stupid disclosure! 

 
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