Monday, February 28, 2011

All 4 Emily Giveaway Raffle ends today!

Charity Raffle

I just wanted to remind you all that the giveaway raffle for little Emily (Coupon Mommy of 3's daughter) ends TODAY - February 28th at 11:59 pm CST.  

There are 14 different prize packages up for grabs and only around 100 different people who have entered!  You can also win up to two prize packages all for just a $5.00 donation!  

To enter and see what you can win please visit this post here:

Leslie's Boutique Pail Liner Giveaway

This Weeks Leslie's Boutique Giveaway is for a Leslie's pail Liner.  I have 2 of her wet bags (one small in my diaper bag for diaper changes on the go, and one large bag for my main wet diaper storage in my bathroom).  Both are Excellent Quality, Beautifully made (in the USA) and Contain wetness and stinks wonderfully.  Win a Leslie's pail Liner and see for yourself how wonderful Leslie's Products are!

Curious about Quality?  Watch this video to see for yourself!

Enter on her blog to win a Leslie's Pail Liner at

***Happy Winning***  Ends March 6th!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hurry 4 days left to enter and Help Emily

Charity Raffle

This is all for little Emily
You can read about Emily's story here.
Shannon's blog
Shannon's Facebook page
Shannon's Twitter

Here are some important details: 

  • To enter this giveaway a mandatory $5.00 ($5 = 1 entry) donation is required.  All money is going directly into Shannon's paypal account.  Click here to donate.  
  • For every $1.00 over the $5.00 mandatory entry you receive another entry.  Ex. donate $10.00 and receive 1 entry for the first $5.00 and 5 more entries for the other $5.00, total would be 6 entries.  
  • Must be 18 or older to win.
  • This giveaway is open to US and Canada.  However some sponsors are not able to ship to Canada.  In that case I (Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways) will be the go between and have the items shipped to me and then I will ship to Canada.  
  • Sponsors and bloggers ARE allowed to enter.  Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways will be the only one with access to the entries therefore they will not be eligible to win.  Everybody else is fair game.  
  • You MAY win up to TWO packages.  If picks you twice I will allow it but if you are lucky enough to be picked a third time then it is somebody else's turn to win.  
  • If you are a sponsor or blogger and you win the item you have donated it will be separated from the prize package and be raffled off via as a single prize to all other entrants.  
  • If you have any questions at all please email Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways at
  • Feel free to comment on this post but it will not count as an entry unless you fill out the giveaway form posted below.   
  • If you have not entered a giveaway from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways before it's really simple.  Just fill out the form and add up your entries at the end.  ALL entries will be verified. 
  • Here is a Link to all Sponsor's websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and blogs. 
  • You also get an extra entry for following all participating blogs on Google friend connect, twitter, and 'Liking' them on Facebook.  So be sure to hop around all blogs below for up to 3 extra entries for each participating blog.
  • To learn more about each prize you can view them all here:!/album.php?aid=48511&id=126257537393106
Click on the ChipIn Widget below to donate.  After you donate Click HERE to fill out the entry form.  If you have any questions at all please email Melissa at


Now on to the fun stuff!!  The prizes you can win!  

Cloth Diapering Package #1

FuzziBunz one-size diaper from Wee Little Changes
Small wetbag in either cars print or vines print (winners choice) from Green Bumkin
1 gender neutral diaper from Mud Butt Cloth Diapers
Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fitted diaper, winner's choice of in stock diaper or a custom one from Wee Expressions
$25 Gift Certificate from Sew Crafty Baby
Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
Wool Longies (boy or girl colors) from Babee Greens
Diaper kit including The Champ diaper, wipes, wet/dry bag, and pail liner from GoGreen Pocket Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the The Fruit of Her Hands
2 Little Bundles from AppleCheeks
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby

Cloth Diapering Package #2

Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby
bumGenius 4.0 onesize pocket diaper from Jennifer's Cloth Diaper Boutique
Go, Baby, Go! 14" X 12" Hot Pink wet bag with orange and lime stripes from Gina Turella Garcia- Go, Baby, Go! Independent Consultant
2 size Medium gPants, a bag of gRefills and a package of gCloth from gDiapers
$10.00 gift certificate to The Ginger Kid
Happy Heinys OS Snaps Puppy Print from Cute N Fluffy Cloth Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the ali AND swan
6 pack of organic prefolds with 2 covers and a roll of biosoft flushable liners from Bummis 
Wetbag from Prairie Tales, LLC
LolliDoo Diaper Anonymously donated
Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fluff's Enough donated a set of Tree Huggin Momma's fleece liners. (*Not pictured)
1 size Medium BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz PREMIUM donated by Life With My Littles (*Not pictured)

Cloth Diapering Package #3

Pack of 6 Charlie Banana 2-in-1 eco-diapering system from Charlie Banana
24 oz bag of detergent from Eco Sprout

Cloth Diapering Package #4

Good to Go package from SoftBums

Comfy Rumps Package 

For donating $5.00 you can win 2 diapers from Comfy Rumps.  If you donate $10.00 or more you can win 5 diapers!  7 total diapers being given away.  If you have entered for any of the cloth diaper packages you will automatically be entered to win the Comfy Rumps packages as this was added after the start of the giveaway.  

Baby Package 

Pacific Moby Wrap from Moby Wrap
Key Fob from BabyBug Creations 
Carnival bloom bib & burp cloth set from Designer Bub
Aden & Anais Diwali - Bamboo Muslin Swaddles 3 pack from Kelly's Closet (
Winner's choice of hat from SweetPeas An Bumpkins
Custom shoes, size and print from
Fabric covered wipes case from BabyBug Creations
(1) pair of Rock-a-thigh baby socks in winners choice of color from All American Baby Boutique

Custom diaper/wipe case from BabyBug Creations
Gift Basket - Items will include some crinkles, loopies, soakers, reusable lunch sacks, cloth wipes and some baby balm from Hen House Creations (*Not pictured)

Toddler Package

Musical Gear Center toy from Playskool
Toddler Pillow from BobbleRoos
Custom appliqued shirt/onesie from Tiny Toe Creations
Winner's choice of ERGObaby carrier and color choice from ERGObaby
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said
10 Handmade Birthday invitations of any Disney Character from Moms Saving Money
1 green children's edition of the i like book
$15 gift certificate to EcoMom
Denim apron from Five Talents Boutique
imagiPLAY Counting Octopi toy from The Cloth Experiment (*Not pictured)
Planet Wise Bag Your Snack Stuff gift pack from Nicki's Diapers (*Not pictured)

Girls Package

Custom tutu and matching flower clip from Little Miss Posh
Two girl style pair of BabyLegs from Mom 4 Life
Size 3T dress (pictured) from Cute Factor
Pink & white korker from Lily's Bowtique
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said

Mom's Package #1

1 BEADtastic book bling from Bouncing Woolies
Pair of FUNKtastic dryer balls (design will vary) from Bouncing Woolies
Wool car freshener (colors will differ, without beads) from Bouncing Woolies
A batch of french pressed soap for the winner from Beck, The Crazy Housewife 
$20.00 Gift Card to Homestead Emporium
Necklace from Avon anonymously donated
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
2 - $5 Amazon gift cards anonymously donated
Corn/therapy pillows, facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs (*Not pictured)
Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials from 2 Teens and a Toddler Boutique

Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials included:
  • -Shopping Cart Cover (Single)
  • -Rag Quilt Blanket
  • -Boppy Nursing Pillow COVER
  • -Crayon Roll
  • -Ring Sling
  • -I Spy Bag Toy
  • *Theseare  for a sewing pattern only, the items pictured are NOT included.
Mom's Package #1

5 - 8x10 original photographs by Samantha Shuman (Fresh Samantha) 

Scentsy Warmer and bar of Scentsy from Independent Scentsy Consultant ~ Lisa Marie
You Go, Girl! Scentsy Bar from Adventures in Abby Land
Pin from Avon anonymously donated
A basket full of bath goodies made by a 7 year old little girl (with help from her Mommy.)  Wash Away Cancer (Beck, The Crazy Housewife)
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
4 EasyLunchbox containers and 1 EasyLunchbox cooler bag, winner's choice of color from Easylunchboxes
Corn/therapy pillows, regular sized and one facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs *This is just an example, fabric will differ*
1 couples edition of the i like book
Flat wallet from The Accessory Barn (*Not pictured)

Boba Carrier

Boba Classic 2G, winner's choice of color from Boba Baby Carrier


$50.00 in BabyLegs products

Sleepy Wrap

Classic Sleepy Wrap, winner's choice of color from Sleepy Wrap

Advertising Package

Enter to win ad space on multiple blogs (more blogs are participating in this than pictured - complete links to come soon!) ** I just wanted to note the winner for this package will be drawn last.  So if you win this you will not be taken out of the running for other prizes.  I know many individuals will enter the giveaways and might not be so interested in this package.  However it would be super cool if you are an individual that wins it and you donate all the ad space to your favorite shop(s)!  It would be a great way to pay it forward! **

Disclosure:  I nor participating bloggers received any monetary donations or item donations for this posting.  This is a charity event and all money goes directly to Shannon Hubbel of Coupon Mommy of 3 for her families unexpected medical expenses, travel expenses, and time off from work.  This is being done out of the goodness of our hearts.   ♥

Thursday, February 24, 2011

$120 Cloth Diaper Package Giveaway from

fitteds and pockets and snappis oh my  is having a mega giveaway. Enter here to win  $120 Cloth Diaper Package of Bumgenius, Flip, Fuzzibunz, Kissaluvs, Thirsties, Grovia, Planet Wise

*****Happy Winning***** Giveaway Ends 3/10

Mother of a daily deal Giveaway!

Sales Alert & WIN a $250 Cloth Diaper Start Up Set!!!!
MOAS is giving away 3 new lines of cloth diapers to one lucky MOAS fan worth $250.00 .......Way’s you can win:
*Share our facebook event on your wall to all your friends
*Blog about Mother Of A Diaper Sales event starting Feb 22nd
*Post on our FB page “MOAS I want to win the $250 cloth diaper set”
Find out more on their Facebook Page.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Knickernappies is looking for a few more followers...

Knickernappies has a goal of having 1000 blog followers and they are almost there!  Check out their blog here and follow them via GFC to help them reach their goal.  As a bonus, they are having a giveaway when they reach their 1000 follower goal.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive:

  • (3) Custom Fit Knickernappies Pocket Diapers in the size and colors of their choice!
  • (3) LoopyDo's in the size of their choice!
  • (1) Doorknob Diaper Pail
  • (1) Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer
Enter the giveaway here.


Giveaway ends when has 1000 followers via GFC.  As I write this post, they are at 927.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rockin' a Soak. My first Cloth Experiment!!

I'm so excited to finally write up my first cloth experiment!!  This brings my new love of Fluffy Cloth and my scientific background together for the first time.  I feel like I'm back in the lab again!

It all started with ammonia stink.  Funk Funk Funk!  After washing my son's diapers, I would smell the inserts and they still smelled like pee, right out of the dryer.  I also noticed they were not as absorbent as they once were.  Talk about Cloth Diapering frustration.  About ready to turn in the towel, I received a sample of Rockin' Green in the mail and it saved the day.  I was eager to do my "rock a soak" and even resorted to putting my son in disposables for a day so I could soak every last one of them.  I was determined to get rid of the funk, for good!

Here's how I did it:

I set my water heater up as high as it would go and 4 hours later gathered all my diapers for their soak.  Remember to turn it back down to your normal settings after filling your bathtub, or your hubby may have a surprise scalding in the shower.

 I followed the directions on the back of my Rockin' Green sample pack.  Washed my diapers in the washer as I normally would but didn't let them dry.  Filled my tub with hot water and 3 Tablespoons of Rockin' Green Detergent.  Added my 13 Pocket diapers, 26 inserts/doublers (and 4 pads from my floor steamer =)). Then ran downstairs and turned the water heater back down to normal hotness!

I took the temperature of my water as I put the diapers in and it was 130° F.  Since I'm crazy a scientist at heart, I decided to see how fast the water temperature dropped.  So I set my portable timer and checked the temperature of the water and stirred/agitated the diapers every hour for 7 hours.  Here are the results:
  • Initial Temp 130° F
  • 1 hour         118° F
  • 2 hours       108° F
  • 3 hours        99° F 
  • 4 hours        92° F 
  • 5 hours        88° F 
  • 6 hours        82° F  
  • 7 hours        80° F 

Take what you want from that information.  I was just curious about how long it would take the water to cool down.  After 7 hours, since the water wasn't hot anymore, I took out all the diapers and put them into the washer where I ran 5 rinse and spin cycles with warm water (my washer only has cold or warm rinses to choose from).  Before draining the water from the tub, I took a picture to prove just how much funk was trapped in my diapers causing all that stink.  

Here is the result:


All that yuck in my diapers was hindering them from working up to their potential.  I was so impressed by this experiment, and disappointed about my current detergent that I've decided to purchase Rockin' Green.  Now to decide what yummy scent to pick first?

To get your own Rockin' Green Detergent, check out a cloth diaper retailer near you, and if you need help locating one... Search for a retailer on their website via this link:

Happy Diapering!
Disclaimer:  This is not a paid post.  This Experiment was preformed by me for fun.  
All items including the Rockin'Green sample were bought by me 
and preformed as part of my diaper washing routine. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nicki's Cloth Diaper Reviews: SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Nicki's Cloth Diaper Reviews: SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!!!!!: "How would you like to win an Econobum in the Ribbit trim? Well, if you would like to win one now is your chance. I bought too ma..."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cookie- Weekly Deals

I found a new Weekly Deal site today and made my first purchase, a $25 Toys R Us gift card for $10. 

Want in?  Click here for details!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mommy and Me Giveaways

People ask me where I find out about my giveaways.  Mostly I enter through Facebook pages that I've fanned and blogs that I follow.  Today I entered a bunch of great giveaways on Mommy and Me Giveaways blog.  There are 19 open giveaways as of today 2/4/11.  Enter one or all, but hurry.

Mommy and Me Giveaways

Check them out by clicking on the above button, or one of the links below.
Tonka Rumblin' Chuck Giveaway - Ends 3/1
Teething Bling - Ends 2/25
CSN Stores $30 Gift Card - Ends 2/28
Abby's Lane $10 Gift Card - Ends 2/28
BumGenius 4.0 - Ends 2/28
Peeled Snacks Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack - Ends 2/24
Mother-Ease Cloth Diaper (Sandy's System) - Ends 2/20
GoGo SqueeZ (8 pouches) 2/16
Rockin' Green (full size bag) - Ends 2/16
$25 My Sonic Gift Card - Ends 2/12
Happy Winning!!!