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ONE WHOLE YEAR Prize Package Giveaway!

The presents have been opened…

The cake has been smashed…

You know what that means! Now that the party is over at home, it’s time to start the blog celebration! 😀


One whole year of getting to know myself as a mommy, one whole year of getting to know my funny little sidekick, one whole year of not sleeping through the night :( and one whole year of getting to know YOU – my encouraging, supportive, never-let-me-down online community. Without you, I may not have made it to our first Nursiversary! Yup, one whole year of successful breastfeeding…and still going strong!

To show you all how thankful I am for the year’s worth of camaraderie, I’ve assembled a prize package featuring many of my favorite items from our first year!


…and, without further ado, the sponsors ARE...drumroll please

My sponsors have been WAY generous with their prizes, so please show them some love whenever you can!

My contribution? Well, a little bit of fluff, of course! We fell in love with ours, so the first prize I’d like to announce is a Kawaii Green Baby Minky Bamboo One-Size Pocket Diaper in the gorgeous new olive green color! I love this color for a boy or a girl, it’s super soft and trim, and I’m totally tempted to keep it (but I won’t.) Check out a photo here at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique. Sweetbottoms is where we get all of our Kawaii diapers, and lots of other fun stuff, too! They have a great selection and offer Free Shipping on all US orders! Woot!

Check back tomorrow for the next prize announcement! Remember, one winner takes all!

Ready for the details?

This is the main entry post. Mandatory entry and ALL subsequent entry comments must be made here. Each day for the next week, I will post a Sponsor Spotlight featuring details about one of our sponsors, and the prize they are offering! Several sponsors are also offering discount codes and special offers for the event, so don’t miss it! Each Sponsor Spotlight will include one easy extra entry opportunity, so be sure to check in each day! (THIS post is sticky, so it will not move. Scroll down my page for each sponsor spotlight!)

MANDATORY ENTRY: “Like” each of my sponsors on Facebook (while you’re there, be sure to thank them for sponsoring!)  then leave me a comment here letting me know that you “liked” them all, and which one you are most excited about! Here are the links to all the Facebook pages:

Inspired by Finn


EcoMom (Don’t forget…I’m hosting an EcoMom giveaway NOW, too! Enter here to win a $25 gift card!)

Hazelnut Kids

Milkin Cookies


There are 3 other optional ways to enter:

1. Blog about this giveaway, or post it on a public forum. Leave me a comment on this post with a link to your post.

2. Tweet about this giveaway. Tweet must include a link to this post. Leave me a comment on this post with a link to your tweet. (Only one per day, please.) Here’s a sample tweet:

“I entered the One Whole Year #baby prize package #giveaway at ABCGP! Easy entry, ends 11/18. http://wp.me/pTRQh-v1″

3. Grab my One Whole Year button! Put it on your blog, and leave me a link here so I can find it (To those readers who got a bonus entry for grabbing the button early, don’t worry…you’ll get one entry for grabbing and one for grabbing early 😉 )

That’s it! Easy peasy, right? There will be more ways to enter in the coming days, so be sure to check back and see what all the prizes are, and get your entries in! Good luck, and thanks for celebrating with us!

Sorry, this contest open to US residents only (Please note: My EcoMom giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada!) Entries will be accepted through 11/18. I will choose a winner via Random.org on 11/19. Winner will be contacted via email (please leave your email address!)  and will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize package or a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Thanks! :) And yes, it flew by SO fast! I can’t believe how big and grown up he is already. But then, it also feels like he’s been here forever. I can’t imagine life without him!

  2. CONGRATS on one year! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I liked everyone on FB and I’m super excited about Inspired by Finn!

  3. I like them ALL on facebook! Emily C

  4. Congrats on 1 year of nursing! I liked all the pages and am most excited about EcoMom!

  5. I like all of the sponsors on Facebook. I’m most excited about the amber from Inspired by Finn!
    legoisking at gmail dot com

  6. Tweeted!
    legoisking at gmail dot com

  7. Your One Whole Year button is on my blog!
    legoisking at gmail dot com

  8. Blogged about the giveaway!
    legoisking at gmail dot com

  9. Liked them all! Most excited about HappyBaby.

  10. Liked them all! – Very excited about HazelNut kids as I am always looking for natural and educational toys to buy for the little boy I nanny for – he’ll be one on Thanksgiving!!

  11. I like this best :


    from Inspired by finn. I have TMJ – and I am interested to see if this would help the muscle tension I suffer from on a daily basis!!!

  12. Just tweeted about (with a link!) this giveaway:


  13. Inspired by Finn entry:

    I would have a really hard time picking between the Honey and the Cognac round necklaces. Those colors are so rich and gorgeous! I am not a jewelry person, but I am really considering getting one of these for myself!

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  14. Daily Tweet!
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  15. I liked all your sponsors. Most excited about Inspired By Finn!

  16. I “liked” all the sponsors and can’t wait to see the outcome of the Inspired of Finn giveaway!!

  17. I would like to try the butter and pumpkin 12″ children’s necklace for my teething kiddo.

  18. I have ‘liked’ all of your recommendations. My current favorite is Inspired by Finn. Both of my grandsons have worn an amber necklace from them for a very long time and since I have started wearing one I have noticed a big relief in my pain level.

  19. I would really like to try one of inspired by Finn’s hazelwood necklaces on my 3 year old. He has belly issues and I am hopeful that this would help. I have a friend whose 5 year old wears one because he was getting canker sores and now he no longer gets them.

  20. I liked all the sponsor and right now I like inspired by Finn best because I really am interested in the hazelwood necklaces.

  21. I posted about the giveaway on facebook

  22. I liked everyone on fb and am most excited about Inspired By Finn!

  23. tweeted it

  24. I tweeted about the giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/APGoddess83

  25. harmony2001 tweeted~ 1 minute ago:
    ONE WHOLE YEAR Prize Package Giveaway!: http://t.co/tdwhkV5

  26. I liked them all on FB :) I saw this from Inspired by Finn’s page,

  27. I like all of the sponsors on Facebook. It’s so hard to choose but I’m most excited about the amber from Inspired by Finn!

  28. I also tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/millerjess73

  29. Michelle Murphy says:

    I “liked” them all and I’m most excited about Inspired by Finn. DS is 6 mos and just strarting to exhibit signs of teething-just in time got Hylands teething tablets to disappear!

  30. Amber Culbertson says:

    I liked all of them and I’m most excited about Inspired by Finn. I used her necklaces for all of my little monsters 😉

  31. I liked them all on facebook – I already had Inspired by Finn liked.
    I love Inspired by Finn! I got hazelwood necklaces for my son and I, but I really want to get an amber one for him as well!
    EcoMom looks really cool too! Lots of great stuff on there! I will definitely have to do a bit of shopping.

  32. Happy Baby entry:

    I would love to try any of their products, but I think the HappyBellies cereals look especially good!

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  33. Daily Tweet!
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  34. This is great…Happy Birthday to your little one!! I met up with you on twitter during a twitter party (@smiledoula).

    I liked all the sponsors on FB and thanked them all! And thank you too for sponsoring :)

    I am most excited about the Kawaii Minky Diaper and Inspired by Finn Amber necklace…but really I am just excited about it all :)

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  35. I tweeted:


    Twitter ID smiledoula

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  36. I really like that HappyBaby is all Organic! My daughter LOVED the HappyPuffs and so did Mommy!

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  37. Wow…I would love the try the Amber for Back Pain from Inspired by Finn as well as a teething necklace for my little guy. It’s so hard to just pick one thing!

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  38. Liked (or already liked) all of the sponsors on FB.

  39. Shoot! Forgot to mention that I am most excited about the Happy Baby prize. LOVE their products!

  40. I love that Happy Baby yogurt melts have both pre and probiotics for digestive wellness. My daughter absolutely LOVES these yogurt melts.

  41. Button on blog sidebar. http://sydneyelise2009.blogspot.com/

  42. I love the Mixture necklace from Inspired by Finn. Very pretty.

  43. I liked them all on facebook!! you can see it on my profile page here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508877828

    im most excited about Milkin’ Cookies company <3

  44. i have the button widget on my sidebar!! <3

  45. also had the button early so i guess i get an extra entry for that too 😀

  46. I’m most excited about Inspired by Finn’s Leg Warmer Tights! theyre so cute and colorful :)

  47. I like that Happy Baby is really conscious about allergens and food sensitivities <3

  48. I’ve “Liked” them all one Facebook but I am most excited about Happy Baby! I’ve been trying to find them locally and haven’t had success yet.

  49. Ashley Pollock says:

    i have followed all the sponsors on facebook :) thanks for this excellent giveaway

  50. I would use the babybond all the time…I think it’s a great idea!!!

  51. I liked all of the pages! Great giveaway

  52. I have liked all of the sponsors on facebook! I love them all too, most of them are new to me.

  53. Oops, forgot to add that I am MOST excited about Inspired by Finn because I have been perusing amber jewelry for my babe and self for a couple weeks without commiting to a purchase…so this would be peeerfect!

  54. I also tweeted about your giveaway:
    “I entered the One Whole Year #baby prize package #giveaway at ABCGP! Easy entry, ends 11/18. http://wp.me/pTRQh-v1″

  55. I have the button at foreverandyesterday.blogspot.com

  56. I’d like to try the diversity amber teething necklace from inspired by finn!

  57. I would like Santa to bring the Under the Nile – Organic Cotton Bear Blanket Friend – Blue from Hazelnut Kids!

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  58. I love their organic foods for toddlers. My daughter is almost a year old and it’s cool to see such great variety of foods such as their Happybites Frozen veggie tots!

  59. Lisa Morgan-Klepeis says:

    I liked them all on FB, but I’m most excited by Happy Baby because they have such unique (and FUN) blends.

  60. I ‘like’ all of your sponsors on Facebook!

  61. Omandthensome
    I entered the One Whole Year #baby prize package #giveaway at ABCGP! Easy entry, ends 11/18. http://wp.me/pTRQh-v1
    less than 5 seconds ago via web

    Entered via Twitter

  62. Lisa Morgan-Klepeis says:

    I liked all of the sponsors on FB, but I’m most excited about Happy Baby because they have such unique (and FUN) blends.

  63. Daily Tweet!
    legoisking at gmail dot com

  64. Baby Bond entry:

    I love the idea of this! I’d use it all the time—we live in town and there is some kind of festival, fair, art show, etc. going on every single weekend in the summer. We will be out and about with the kiddo all the time, and I don’t want to hide under a tent every time we need to nurse!

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  65. Hazlenut Kids entry:

    This site has beautiful toys! I would love, love, love the Eco Town play set. That is so cool! It’s a little extravagent, but Santa doesn’t have a limit on his credit card, right? ;o)

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  66. I have “liked” all the sponsor sites mentioned! My favorite, so far, it HappyBaby! I am such a foodie and am looking forward to making baby food for my son. He’s three months old right now and the love of my life!

  67. BabyBond Entry:

    I definitely plan on breastfeeding when I have children. I would love to keep this around for the day I do get pregnant and have kids..which isnt anytime soon, but maybe in my late 20’s or early 30’s. I love the idea of wraps to hold the baby in- they look super comfortable for the mama as well!

    • kelsey..when you have a baby, you should definitely look into wraps! (a lot of people refer to it as “babywearing.”) It’s so comforting for baby to be held close to mommy’s body, and it helps with nursing and keeping your hands free, too!

      I highly recommend Mothering Magazine if you ever have the inclination to check it out! :)

  68. Hazelnut Kids:

    There’s so many wonderful things, especially the new arrivals! I think i’d probably want Santa to bring me the pack of high-quality pencil crayons. They’d give me a reason to get back into drawing and sketching!! Perfect for Holiday art projects!!

  69. I liked all of the brands on Facebook! I’m excited about all companies…I’ve never heard of them so it’ll be great to try something new!
    I also just tweeted about it!

  70. I liked all of the sponsors on Facebook and your page too. Thanks for the giveway and for sharing your life with us.

  71. Okay I tweeted it but I have no clue how to paste a link on here :(
    I’m @hollinsgirl7 on Twitter, if that helps.

  72. Sign me up! :) (CityMama2Q)

  73. tweeted, liked everything, posted on FB

  74. I am so happy you introduced me to Milkin Cookies! I will so try these when my baby boy comes in Feb!

    I learned that if you don’t eat them within 2 weeks you can freeze them!

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  75. I was surprised to learn that the Milkin’ Cookies come in Chocolate Chip. Yum!

  76. I love that Milkin Cookies are preservative free!

  77. I wish Santa would bring the Haba – Sevilla Building Blocks from Hazelnut Kids!

  78. I think the BabyBond could be used every day! I would like something like this to use during play dates. Much easier than using a big flowy nursing cover.

  79. I am most excited about hazelnut kids!!!
    I liked them all on FB

  80. I liked HappyBaby and Milkin’ Cookies and excited about both! Milkin Cookies seem pretty yum, especially with nooo preservatives! I’m all for wholesome food.

  81. Laura Waltz says:

    I “liked” all the Sponsors on Facebook and told them you sent me (and thanked them for sponsoring). I am very excited about the Happy Baby giveaway. Their products are awesome!

  82. Laura Waltz says:

    The stuff for my little guy sounds great from Inspired by Finn, but I’d also love to try the 4 Different Colors – Elastic bracelet for a friend of mine!

  83. Laura Waltz says:

    My first son loved HappyBaby! products and now my second son is using them, especially their puffs. He just had some a few minutes ago. I love that they work with Project Peanut Butter, to help feed children in Malawi. Such a great cause!

  84. Laura Waltz says:

    If I won, I would totally break out my Baby Bond all the time. Not only when I go out, but when people come over to the house. I hate having to go to a different room and miss out on everything they are talking about just because I am nursing my son. With the Baby Bond I could stay and socialize while nursing my son. It’s a win, win!

  85. Laura Waltz says:

    After visiting the Hazelnut Kids website and looking around, my older son would love the Educo – My First Tool Box for Christmas!

  86. Laura Waltz says:

    My milk supply has been decreasing. This worries me because my 10 month old nurses and is struggling trying to learn how to use a sippy cup. I’d love to try Milkin’ cookies, and I learned on their website that most people see a difference within 24 hours! Also, they offer a subscription option to get their cookies!

  87. Daily tweet!


    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  88. Traci Derringer says:

    We love your products.. I have a 20 month old.. and I am so glad I am able to conveniently provide her with great nutrition and healthy eating habits. Thank You!

  89. Milkin Cookies entry:

    I am way impressed by the ingredients in these cookies! They sound almost like granola bars more than cookies. Either way, I think they must be delicious! I’m expecting my first in January and didn’t know that something like this even existed. I am definitely going to try them out!

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  90. Eco Mom entry:

    I think the Born Free glass bottles set would be pretty amazing! I’m planning to pump and bottle feed on a very part-time basis (regular BF the rest of the time), so it would be great to have a few high-quality bottles around.

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  91. Laura Waltz says:

    After visiting EcoMom and looking at that section of the store, I love the Serena and Lily Take Me Home Gift Set!

  92. Daily Tweet!

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  93. I would get the Bamboobies Nursing pads as a gift to a new mom at Ecomom.com. I have some and they are SOOO soft!

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

  94. This is Kara F.

    I blogged about this giveaway!


    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  95. This is Kara F.

    I grabbed your button and put it on my blog!


    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  96. Love the Earth Mama Angel Baby Breastfeeding Support Kit from EcoMom. That would have been a great thing to have when I first started breastfeeding.

  97. I think the Kate Quinn Organics, Long Sleeve, Long Legged Lap Neck Jumpsuit with Peacock at EcoMom is adorable.

  98. milkin’ cookies:
    its says that most moms see an effect withing 24 hours!!! WOW pretty cool <3

  99. EcoMom rocks for gifts! And when they say gifts for mom’s and not just babies, they weren’t kidding! i love the Alkemie Feather Earings <3

  100. Like them all :)
    lifesemicrunchy at gmail dot com

  101. I learned that Milkin’ Cookies has 3 grams of fiber!
    lifesemicrunchy at gmail dot com

  102. Would love for Santa to bring a Elves & Angels – Sylvie’s Wooden Play Kitchen from hazelnutkids.com
    lifesemicrunchy at gmail dot com

  103. I would use a BabyBond cover in church :)
    lifesemicrunchy at gmail dot com

  104. I love that HappyBaby has organic options for all different ages ranges for my babies and that they support project peanut butter!

  105. I WANT WANT WANT to try the baltic amber nursing necklace from Inspired by Finn!!!

  106. Alexandrea says:

    I read your ducky post! <3

  107. Alexandrea says:

    I “like” them all — most excited about Inspired By Finn. <3

  108. This is Kara F. (all my prior entries are under Kara F and then I logged in with my wordpress…sorry)

    Daily Tweet:


    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  109. This is Kara F.

    I read your ducky post!!! (Those cupcakes are so cute!!)

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

  110. I read your ducky post…and I LOVE those cupcakes.

  111. I read your ducky post :o)

    Looks like you guys had an awesome party!

    legoisking at gmail dot com

  112. Laura Waltz says:

    I read your ducky post! Congratulations, time does go so fast! My youngest is 10 1/2 months old and I nearly cry when I think about him turning one (because he is our last child too). My other child will be 3 in a couple months and I can’t believe that either. I wish I could freeze time sometimes! :)

  113. liked them all and I’m most excited about your prize but also ecomom!

  114. Leslie Dysinger says:

    I have liked all of your sponsors. I am happy to be introduced to new products so thank you. I am most excited about Inspired by Finn-I would love to try their teething necklace but DH thinks it is a hoax, but if I win one and he sees that it works I could order more!!! 😉

  115. I Like them all on facebook! Would love to have everything you are offering! Thanks!


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