Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson book tour

This post is sponsored by RAKJpatterns

sweetsimplecoverSweet & Simple Baby Crochet: 35 Adorable Designs for Newborns to 12 Months
By Kristi Simpson
ISBN: 9780811712583
Pages: 128

It’s no secret I love to crochet.  If you’re on my friends list or follow my blog I often share stuff I have completed.  Growing up on nights when my mom had to work we slept upstairs in my grandmother’s apartment.  Our bunk bed was in her room because she didn’t have enough space for us any where else and many nights I watched as she would sit up crocheting.  Eventual one day I asked her to teach me and she did.  I was young and by the time I master single crochet her arthritis had gotten so bad that she rarely crocheted anymore and could not teach me anymore.  Years went by and I never picked up a hook again until three years ago.  I was expecting Kaylee and one of the moms in my online group was always crocheting and it all looked so cute.  I remembered I had tons of yarn stored away and I decided it was time to pick it up again.  Of course I still only knew single crochet, but now was the age of YouTube and I began watching videos and taught myself everything I needed.  I started out with free patterns and once I felt comfortable I began looking into paid patterns.  It was at this time I stumbled onto RAKJpatterns.  Kristi’s patterns were cute and beautiful and I just had to create stuff with them.  Being a mom of three I couldn’t afford to spend a ton on cute hats for the kids so creating them was the way for me.simplysweet (1 of 3)

I am not sure how I stumbled onto RAKJpatterns, but I am glad I did.  Kristi is simply amazing.  Her patterns are priced affordably, but that isn’t what makes her so great.  She is very active with her customers.  If you have a question about one her patterns hop over to her Facebook page or shoot her an email and she will help you.  She is always having amazing sales and doing pattern giveaways.  I was excited when she posted about her book.  Even though I no longer have a baby I knew I had to have it.  Lots of my friends are pregnant or just had babies and who doesn’t love cute little handmade stuff.  I began to budget for the release when I saw her calling for reviewers and I jumped at the chance.

simplysweet (2 of 3)The book Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet is AMAZING!  Containing 35 adorable and gorgeous patterns from newborn to 12 months, it came just in time.  My friend is having her baby shower this coming weekend and I just could not decide what to make for her.  From blankets to bibs, hats to booties and beyond I just wanted to make it all.  I finally settled on the adorable Vivianne Slippers which I was shocked at how easy and fast I was able to complete them that I was able to move onto the beautiful Woodland Blanket which is currently on the hook.  I think I am going to be able to complete it in time to even create another item or two in time for the baby shower.

simplysweet (3 of 3)If you love to crochet (even if you don’t have a baby) you just have to pick up this book!  You’ll be sure to find something you want to create for a special little one.  Whether you just like to create as gifts, for your children or grandchildren or even some adorable blankets good for even older little ones you don’t want to miss these patterns.

Buy It

You can purchase a copy of Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet directly from Stackpole Books for $19.95 for paperback or $9.95 for eBook.

Win It

One lucky reader will win their very own copy of the book!

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Every girl can be a princess with Princess London’s Tutu Boutique

This post is sponsored by Princess London’s Tutu Boutique

londontutu (1 of 11)londontutu (3 of 11)What can I say my girls might be Drama Queens, but they also love being princesses.  They love to play dress up, but also like to get dressed up for special occasions.  Sure they can be tomboys more often than not and prefer to play in the dirt with worms and bugs, but when it is time to head out some where they instantly become little divas.  They love everything tutu.  They have tutu jammies, skirt tutus, tutu dresses, tutus with leggings attached and even their Halloween costumes last year were crochet and tutu!

When I was asked to review tutu dresses from Princess London’s Tutu Boutique I didn’t even need to give a second guess to my answer.  The fun was working with the Drama Queens and Lia (the mom behind the boutique) to create their own special dresses.  Originally I tried to get them to visit the website and point out one they liked,londontutu (11 of 11) but that just wasn’t working because they kept changing their minds.  It was then together Lia and I decided to go 100% custom.  I asked each girl to give me their favorite color or two and that was it.  I sent over their measurements and color choices and she worked her magic.  She was great to work with, I think being a mom makes her understand how hard it can be to get a single child, let alone three make a decision.

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Every day the Drama Queens asked if their tutus had arrived yet and when they did arrive I could hardly keep them out of the box as I opened it.  They were gorgeous.  The pictures on her website are beautiful, but wow in person they were so much more than I ever imagined.  I also got a Posh Pink Double Shabby Chiffon Headband that I have been wanting for so long.  I fell in love with the vintage look months ago, but kept forgetting to pick one up and now I had one.  As luck would have it Keira was instantly in love with it, Khloe is still in the I want nothing in my hair phase and Kaylee prefers her pigtails over headbands.  It so pretty and since her favorite color is pink and matches a lot of the stuff she already has which is great.

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Khloe’s is pink, orange and yellow and feels very spring to me, Keira got two beautiful shades of pink and Kaylee (just like mommy) picked purple and got two gorgeous shades of it.  The sizes were perfect too because we went with their measurements, which is great because most tutu makers I can never find one in Khloe’s size because she is big for her age.  I love that she does them halter style using satin ribbon so I can adjust them around there neck so they don’t slip down when they are wearing them.  They’re also so full!  I’ve seen a lot of tutus in my day and maybe skimp on the tulle, but not these I almost felt like if it were not just from shifting they wouldn’t really need much else besides tights underneath them.

About Princess London’s Tutu Boutique

I’m a happily married mommy of two handsome boys and an adorable little girl. The items you see in my store are all handmade or embellished by me with great attention to detail and TLC.

After making my daughter’s tutu for her first birthday party, I just simply didn’t want to stop making them, and thus Princess London’s Tutus was born!

Here at Princess London’s Tutu Boutique you’ll find adorable tutus, tutu dresses, fabulous hair accessories, chic hats and much more! If you have a special request or would like to place a custom order, we’d be more than happy to accommodate you! Let us make your little one feel like the princess she already is!

I’m so glad you stopped by my boutique and I hope that you find just what you’re looking for, for your little princess!

Buy It

You can purchase your own beautiful tutu dress or skirt directly from the premade styles listed at Princess London’s Tutu Boutique or you can contact her and work on a special custom piece.  Use coupon code SAHM2013 for 25% you order!

Win It

One lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to purchase their own tutu!

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Beautifully personalized plates from MakIt

This post is sponsored by MakIt

makit (1 of 4)My children just love everything crafty and personalized.  I think they get it from me, I just love to create stuff.  I knew MakIt plates would be perfect for them because not only would they get to draw, but they would get to see their creation on a plate.

About MakIt Prepaid Art Plate Kit

With MakIt’s original kit, you can create a unique design that we’ll bond to a plate. It’s sturdy enough to use everyday, and precious enough to cherish forever!
$17.99
  • Made of break-resistant, durable melamine
  • Measures 10 inches in diameter
  • Nontoxic (BPA-free) and dishwasher safe but do not microwave
  • Kit comes with 25 blank templates
Additional Plate Pricing:
2-3 plates   $11.99
4-9 plates   $  9.99
10+ plates   $  6.99
(price includes shipping on finished products)

makit (2 of 4)makit (4 of 4)makit (3 of 4)When our kit arrived I just handed them the circles to draw on and didn’t tell them what they were for.  I wanted them to be shocked when the plates came back and they saw their artwork on them.  Khloe did a beautiful scene, Keira drew a large sun and “doodles” as she said in the middle and Kaylee went abstract (I say abstract because she said she didn’t know what she was drawing).  Once they were done drawing I put the circles into the envelope and we sent them off.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was, this had to be one of the easiest activities I have ever done with them.

makit (1 of 8)makit (6 of 8)makit (5 of 8)I excitedly waited for their arrival because I couldn’t wait to see the looks on the girls faces when they saw the plates.  As luck would have it they arrived on a particularly bad day for us and they ended up making our day much brighter.  When the box arrived they asked over and over what was it and waited impatiently as I opened it.  When I pulled out the first plate (which happened to be Kaylee’s) she gasped and her face lit up into a huge smile.  “Mommy,” she says “that’s my drawing on the plate.”  She was so happy as were Khloe and Keira.  It was amazing how perfect they were just from a drawing they did.  They captured my girls personalities forever on a plate and I didn’t have to worry about them fighting over whose was whose because they knew their own drawings.  Since receiving the plates they’ve used them several times a day.  These would be an amazing gift for any special child in your life.makit (8 of 8)

Buy It

You can purchase your MakIt kit directly from their site for $17.99 which includes one finished plate.  Additional plates cost $11.99 each (2-3 plates), $9.99 (4-9 plates) and $6.99 (10+ plates).reviewpost

Make that first birthday party smashing with Betty Crocker

This post is sponsored by Betty Crocker

party (1 of 1)-41As I began planning Kaleb’s first birthday at the beginning of the year I really wanted to do a smash cake.  Unfortunately as the day got closer I just didn’t end up having the time to get around to ordering or making one with so many last minute party details to get to.  I was upset that I didn’t get the chance to do one of the few things I really wanted to do at his party.  Only Khloe and Kaleb have had big first birthday parties, but Khloe’s wasn’t the greatest and we had horrible service at the venue so I really wanted to make Kaleb’s first birthday special.  The day of course was amazing, but I knew in my mind that there was just something missing I felt I needed and really wanted.  Kaleb did get to smash some cake, though oddly enough he was not too happy about the experience.

cakepics (1 of 1)-4I did get the opportunity to make cupcakes on Kaleb’s actual first birthday with of course my favorite cake mixes and frostings, Betty Crocker!  His reaction this time around was a lot more fund, playful and he really enjoy making a mess and eating his special cupcake while I snapped as many shots as I could.  This was just a simple white cake and vanilla frosting, but he loved it all the same and it made for a great photo shoot and actual first birthday.  I also felt much better that I got the chance to do a cake smash the way I really wanted to and document it.cakepics (1 of 1)-12

f40b901a-5a59-4e72-a099-c04e3f0b474aBetty Crocker has some great first birthday cake ideas and I personally just love the Polka Dot Smash Cake, though I think I might put a little aside and make a matching cupcake for smashing and serve a couple full size to the guests.  Even though Kaleb will be two in May I just might try and make this then and let him just enjoy himself.  I also would make four of them in different colors because I have such a large family.  I would do one in the colors shown, maybe another in green and teal, red and orange and yellow and green because I like having a mix and match look that still all fits together.

68879f09a318b55d5b5f4f2219d0f349I will receive a gift card in exchange for writing this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Scary fun with The Halloween Stories Collection, Volume 2 from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™

This post is sponsored by Scholastic Storybook Treasures™

scholastic (5 of 12)The Drama Queens love scary stuff.  Of course I don’t want them sitting up watching zombie movies or listening to ghost stories, but Khloe most of all has this fascination with scary stuff.  Keira and Kaylee like it as well, but won’t ask to watch something.  I was happy to learn of something a little spooky and fun for them, but not beyond scary.  Something they could watch, learn and enjoy all at the same time.  The Halloween Stories Collection, Volume 2 from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ is a super cute and fun way to learn in a not so scary way, but they don’t realize it’s not all that scary.  They think I am letting them watch some adult Halloween stories and I am comfortable they won’t wake up with nightmares.

scholastic (2 of 12)scholastic (3 of 12)When the DVDs arrived Kaylee really wanted to watch The Day of the Dead because as she put it “she wanted to watch the skeleton.”  She even insisted upon posing with the DVD set because of the skeleton on the case.  When I finally was able to wrangle them back from her I put it on for her.  She really got into it and got mad because her sisters were being too loud and she couldn’t hear it.  I was especially happy about the great read along feature on the DVDs.  My favorite was Dem Bones because I remember singing it in school as a kid and Khloe and Keira loved Kitten’s First Full Moon.  Even after they finished watching them I found Kaylee passed out in her bed cuddling The Day of the Dead and jumped awake when I tried to sneak it away from her, resulting in my having to put it on in their room or she “would not go back to sleep!”  She did eventually go back to sleep, but not before watching it another two times.  Now she just keeps it in hubby’s Xbox, turns it on and plays it whenever she wants (not caring what anyone else is watching at the time) and laughs and giggles.  It doesn’t bother me though because she is learning about this great holiday.

About The Halloween Stories Collection, Volume 2177

Just in time for Halloween, these new not-so-scary stories-on-DVD arrive from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™  series, which brings best-selling children’s storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series has won hundreds of awards and sold more than 2.5 million videos.

 

THE HALLOWEEN STORIES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 (SRP $24.95) includes 14 stories perfect for early and pre-readers on All Hallows Eve. Though filled with skeletons, witches and more seasonal spooks, families can encourage creativity and music appreciation with the classic sing-along Dem Bones, learn about Latin American holidays with The Day of the Dead, and delight in the not so spooky-ooky stories of Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman. The three DVDs in this ready-made library of Halloween tales are:

  • The Day Of The Dead…And More Halloween Tales – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything; Kitten’s First Full Moon; and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
    NOTE: This DVD is also available as a single title ($14.95 SRP).
  • Dem Bones…And More Sing-Along Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: Dinosaur Bones; Hush Little Baby; The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night; and The Erie Canal.
  • Teeny-Tiny And The Witch-Woman…And More Spooky Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Boy with Two Shadows; Los Gatos Black on Halloween; What’s Under My Bed? and King of the Cats

FEATURES 

  • Read-Along Function
  • Author interviews, including Kevin Henkes, Bob Barner and Linda Williams – never before available on DVD

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Type:  DVD
Genre: Kids’/Animation

Ages: 3 and up

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo 

 

HALLOWEEN STORIES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2
Catalog
#:  NNVG295130

Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes + extras on 3 DVDs

THE DAY OF THE DEAD… AND MORE HALLOWEEN TALES
Catalog#:
NNVG295120

Running Time: Approx. 36 minutes + extras – 1 DVD

scholastic (12 of 12)scholastic (10 of 12)scholastic (7 of 12)I don’t want to give too much away, but this collection is great.  Some are great sing-a-longs, others are amazing stories and all of them teach.  The girls especially loved learning about dinosaurs and life on the Eerie Canal.  They also enjoyed being able to visually see the words as they were spoken (or sung) which was nice.  Each word is highlighted as it is spoken which allows them to associate the spelling of the word to the speaking of it.  The illustrations are beautiful.  Some are classic and beautiful while others are bright and fun.  How can dancing skeletons not be fun right?  Bonus for me?  A fun way to teach reading in our homeschool lessons!scholastic (11 of 12)

Where to Buy

You can purchase the 3 disc collection for $24.95 directly from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ here.reviewpost

Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville

This post is sponsored by Puppy in My Pocket

puppypocket (1 of 5)The Drama Queens love everything that has to do with pets.  They have begged us over and over for a pet, but we just don’t have the space for them so the next best thing is shows that feature pets.  I was happy to hear about Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville because I thought it would be perfect for them.  I knew the second they saw it they would love it and wouldn’t want to stop watching it.

puppypocket (4 of 5)When the screener DVD arrived Kaylee instantly wanted to take pictures of it.  She stole hubby’s cell phone and said “I want to take pictures daddy and upload them to Instagram.” Can you tell she is my daughter?  She just wanted to share about the DVD so much and could not wait to watch it.  Khloe and Keira were just as excited and kept sneaking off with the DVD trying to put it in their DVD player in their room.  I told them they would need to wait until they were laying down to bed that night because we had other stuff to do before they could watch it.  They sat around anxiously waiting until it was time for them to go to bed and get the chance to finally watch it.

About Puppy In My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville

When you’re sad and feeling lonely, there’s a pet in Pocketville waiting to meet you!  In this adorable animated series based on the popular pocket-sized toy pets, Entertainment One invites families to Pocketville, where beautiful kitty Princess Ava matches lucky children looking for a friend with new pets!  One day, however, Ava’s jealous sister, Eva, accidentally sends Ava to the ‘real world” while real-world girl Kate is sent to Pocketville in her place.  And now, Kate and her new dog, Magic, must now continue Ava’s work until she can find her way home.   This debut single disc release features seven complete episodes sure to fill households with furry fun!

puppypocket (5 of 5)Before I had the chance to watch the DVD Khloe told me what she thought it was about. She said “mommy it’s about friendship, pets and finding their match.”  After watching it I realized she was pretty spot on with her understanding of the series.  The first episode introduces you to the characters and where they live in Pocketville and how Princess Ava matches children looking for a friend with a perfect pet for them.  Ava’s evil sister Eva accidentally sends her to the real world and Kate a little girl ends up in Pocketville.

I think the series is very cute and age appropriate for the girls.  I like that is also gives the the chance to see two of their favorite animals cats and dogs.  They’ve watched it almost nightly and have actually begun to recite lines from the show.  They also discovered that the series is based on Puppy in My Pocket toys and added them to their Christmas list to santa.  Looks like I know what I will be getting them this year!reviewpost

Facial care while showering just got fogless

fogless (1 of 4)I have always been preferred showering at night.  I love crawling into bed fresh and clean.  Of course because I was showering at night I usually had makeup on and found it easier to take it all off while in the shower.  The task was being able to see that I got it all off and didn’t miss any spots.  Usually I just brought a handheld mirror in with me, but that clouded up and really didn’t help much.  Oddly enough hubby is the same way as me, he rather be clean at bedtime rather than showering in the morning and shaving in the shower makes washing off the stray facial hairs so much easier.  I love the man, but he is a klutz and has already broken three handheld mirrors.  I was excited to learn I would be receiving a fogless shower mirror from Cassani Company.

fogless (2 of 4)Hubby grabbed the mirror the second it arrived, he couldn’t wait to not have to hold a mirror anymore and to be able to see where he was shaving.  He always came out of the shower and realized he had missed several spots or worse noticed a spot he had cut himself.  He loved how easy it was to put up and that is came with a razor wall mount so he could easily access it without having to move.  It’s also come in handy for my razors when he isn’t using the spot.  He was shocked to find it really was fogless and has used it almost every time he has showered.

fogless (3 of 4)I find it convenient for myself when I want to take my makeup off.  Normally I had to sit at the table with my facial wash and scrub since we need to replace our vanity.  This is often a pain because I had to run and rinse in between as well as trying to keep prying little one’s hands away.  Now I can easily jump in the shower at night, wash all my makeup off, use my scrub without having to stop every couple minutes to take something out of the kids hands or going to rinse and see if I missed spots.

fogless (4 of 4)I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers is my new juice crush #V8Refreshers

This post is sponsored by V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers

v8refreshers (1 of 6)I love juice!  Ever since I cut all caffeine out of my diet I have lived for juice.  There isn’t many flavors I don’t like.  I especially love juices that sneak in some veggies or contain no artificial flavoring.  V8 Splash® used to be my favorite juice to purchase, but it’s been pushed aside for another V8® product.  V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers is my new juice crush.

v8refreshers (2 of 6)I received the Black Cherry Berry and Peach Strawberry to try. I wasn’t too excited about receiving the Peach Strawberry because I am not a fan of peach flavoring.  I love peaches and fresh peaches on cakes, but I have never liked stuff like peach ice cream or juice and neither does hubby.  After they arrived I let the Drama Queens pick which we would have with dinner and you guessed it they picked the Peach Strawberry.  I was still dishing out dinner when hubby decided to take the plunge and try it.  He looked at me and said “wow this is good” so I took a sip and was pleasantly surprised. While there was peach it wasn’t over powering and really mixed well with the strawberry.  It was so good that it only lasted until breakfast.

v8refreshers (6 of 6)The Black Cherry Berry was just as good.  I only was able to get a small taste of this one because hubby really enjoyed it despite not liking anything that involves black cherry.  I liked the taste and felt that it was just sweet enough, but not too over the top.  Kaleb was particularly fond of this one and asked for a second serving in his sippy cup.  He just kept walking around with his sippy cup saying “jui” and pointing at the bottle.v8refreshers (5 of 6)

About V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers

For far too long, moms have been in search of a great tasting drink the entire family will enjoy – and that she feels good about.  New V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers are a light and crisp juice drink with a 20 – 25% blend of fruit and vegetable juices that come in four delicious – and unique – family pleasing flavors.

Made with both fruit and vegetable juices, V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers are naturally sweetened, contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and are and excellent source of Vitamin C.

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers are available in four tasty flavors, Black Cherry Berry, Cranberry Grape, Tangerine Passionfruit and Peach Strawberry, providing premium juice refreshments that will make the whole family happy.

v8refreshers (4 of 6)V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers will be on my shopping list every time I shop.  I like the new flavors a lot, they are interesting combinations that I would never have thought I would enjoy together.  I am going to have to keep my eye out for the Cranberry Grape, because that is one of my favorite combinations when I get cranberry juice so I bet I will love that one.v8refreshers (3 of 6)

Where to Buy

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers are available in the juice aisle of grocery and mass merchandise stores nationwide.  The suggested retail price is $3.49 for a 46-ounce bottle.reviewpost

 

Jaq Jaq Bird Twitter party

I am so excited to introduce you to the world of Jaq Jaq Bird and invite you to a Twitter Party on Tuesday, October 8th, at 9:30 pm EST hosted by The Inquisitive Mom and Our Piece of Earth! We’re excited to be joined by special guests @wifemummynurse, @Thankful4Thorns, @TheMedianMommy, @mamacollective, @sunshinepraises, and @SAHMofDQ.

This unique, PVC and BPA free line of accessories for babies and kids offers a variety of stylish, sustainable products. Jaq Jaq Bird helps families eliminate waste in the art room and lunch box, makes clean up faster and simpler, and encourages creativity. Plus, all of the products come in modern, whimsical prints that will appeal to both mom and kids!

If you use cloth diapers, you’re probably familiar with the Jaq Jaq Bird Perfect Pouch by now. This fabulous wet bag is a generous size and made of a proprietary fabric that provides a leak, sweat, and water proof environment for diapers, swimsuits, wet clothes, etc. Jaq Jaq Bird Perfect Pouches are also the preferred wet bag of the folks at Spray Pal. In fact, MommyCon attendees can meet these two at their booth this coming Sunday.

The same awesome material that makes the wet bag so useful is also found in a variety of fun and practical accessories for your family. Jaq Jaq Bird offers adorable, adjustable bibs , mini pouches for lunches, adorable kid’s aprons, activity totes, pacifier catchers, and more. Each of these products is made with your child and mind, can be adjusted to fit comfortably, contains messes, and can be easily cleaned. Plus, both mom and kids will go crazy for a mess free chalk experience using Jaq Jaq Bird’s butter stix and chalk mats.

Want to learn more about Jaq Jaq Bird‘s awesome accessories? Please join me at the #JaqJaqBird Twitter Party this coming Tuesday, October 8th, from 9:30 pm EST to 10:30 pm EST. Be sure to RSVP and join us to be eligible to win 1 of 3 awesome prizes, including an awesome grand prize!



New to Twitter Parties? No worries. Just follow the easy steps below to join us and have a great time!

1. Complete your RSVP using the easy Giveaway Tools form below. Only the first entry is required, but complete more entries for additional chances to win a prize.

2. Don’t have a twitter account? Creating one is easy at www.twitter.com.

3. Before the party begins, create an account at www.tweetdeck.com. This will be your party venue and the place to chat with hosts and other party-goers.

4. A few minutes before the party, go in and set up your Tweetdeck space for the ultimate party experience. Here’s a great tutorial from Toronto Mom to get you  started. This is a screen shot from the last twitter party I hosted to provide a visual of how I set up my screen.

5. Before the party, be sure to make your settings “public” in twitter if you have a private account (public is the default setting). If I can’t see your tweets, they won’t count. Add your twitter handle to Column 1.

6. Add #JaqJaqBird to Column 2 as your party hashtag.

7. Add @InquisitiveMom, @JaqJaqBird, and @OurPiece of Earth to Column 3 as your party hosts.

8. Add @wifemummynurse, @Thankful4Thorns, @TheMedianMommy, @mamacollective, @sunshinepraises, and @SAHMofDQ to Column #4 as your Special Guests.

9. Create a tweet and add #JaqJaqBird to the end at least once between 9:30 EST and 10:30 EST. This hashtag will allow the other participants to see your tweets and will add them to column 2. Tip: Write #JaqJaqBird and copy it, then you can just hit “Ctrl V” to add it quickly to all tweets.

10. Relax, join in the conversation, and have fun! Learn about a fantastic company, cross your fingers for a win, and make some friends along the way!

RSVP Here:


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Fresh Fluff Giveaway Hop: The Joyful Giraffe

Welcome to the Fresh Fluff Cloth Diaper Laundry Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Median Mommy, Zephyr Hill and Our Piece of Earth.  Over 30 blogs have teamed up to bring you some great cloth diaper+laundry giveaways in this hop!  We’re offering you a little diaper laundry assistance with an amazing grand prize, valued at over $220!

So, what is the #FreshFluff grand prize?  One lucky reader will win this incredible cloth diaper laundry package:

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for this amazing grand prize package:

  • Soap Nut Prize Pack (1lb. soap nuts + 1 8oz. bottle of liquid soap nuts):  NaturOli
  • 1 PlanetWise Pail Liner & 1 Imagine Diaper:  Nicki’s Diapers
  • 1 Tiny Tush Elite 2.0 Diaper:  Irresistibly Green
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  • 1 Smart One 3.0 Diaper:  Smart Bottoms Diapers
  • $20 Gift Certificate:  Mother Earth Baby
  • 1 Bumtique Diaper:  The Bumtique
  • 1 Funky Fluff Stay Dry Diaper & 1 Dual Pocket Wet Bag:  Funky Fluff
  • 2 Packs Imagine Biodegradable Liners:  Zephyr Hill Blog
  • 1 Set of Wool Dryer Balls:  Median Woolworks
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thirsties_duo_all_in_one_snaps_orchidMy prize is sponsored by The Joyful Giraffe.  Offering an amazing variety of products like cloth diapers, items for mommy and even the kitchen.  A great selection of natural and eco friendly products for everyone.  The wonderful and sweet owner is sponsoring a Thirsties Duo AIO in winner’s choice of size, color and closure (based on stock availability).

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