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ABE Sponsor: Go Natural Baby!

A Blogtastic Extravaganza is just one short week away…so it’s time to introduce my sponsor!

I couldn’t be happier with my sponsor for this event! From baby toys and cute clothes to Moses baskets and nursery furniture, Go Natural Baby offers everything you need to keep your baby snuggly, soft AND safe, at the prices you want. Add in price matches, great customer service and FREE SHIPPING, and you just can’t beat it! I really could go on and on and on…

So how did I find Go Natural Baby? When I was planning my son’s nursery, there was one item I knew I had to have: the crib mattress.

Even though our son sleeps with us much of the time, he still spends a good amount of time in his crib. I just couldn’t bear the thought of that precious little face sleeping against a conventional mattress that would release toxic chemicals into his environment. It had to be natural, it had to be non-toxic, and it had to be Naturepedic.

But Naturepedic mattresses are more expensive. It’s true. Although in my opinion, if there is any one item on which to splurge, it’s this one. But you still have to try to save money where you can, right? That’s why, after lots of shopping around,  I bought my mattress from Go Natural Baby. It was simply the best deal I found anywhere.

The price of the mattress was much easier for us to handle with FREE SHIPPING, no sales tax, a price match guarantee, and even a FREE GIFT! On top of all that, it was a mom-owned business (always a plus!) with fantastic customer service. All my questions were answered quickly and happily, and my mattress showed up in no time!

Somewhere along the way, I also fell in love with their Zah Organics line of baby clothing. It’s not only adorable, but also made with low-impact dyes and organic cotton. All Zah Organics items are made in India using fair labor practices.

Did I mention how cute they are?


Go check out Go Natural Baby! Current deals include:

  • Receive a free crib organic cotton crib sheet with any mattress purchase! (a $29 value)
  • Receive a rocking Moses basket stand with any Moses basket purchase (I SO need one of these if we have another baby!)
  • As always, FREE Shipping on orders over $45


And now for the really fun stuff: Go Natural Baby has very generously offered my lucky ABE winner a Deluxe Organic Baby Bundle featuring 7 prizes valued at over $100 – all 100% certified organic cotton and fair trade. (Prize is suitable for babies up to 24 months!) All prizes will be announced on the first day of the giveaway, but I will tell you that one of them is pictured in this post! ;)

To give you all a few more chances to win, I’m offering 3 bonus entry methods! That means you can enter up to 4 times total! Just make sure you stop by my homepage and submit your mandatory entry between Jan 18 and 22. YOU MUST COMPLETE MY GIVEAWAY’S MANDATORY ENTRY DURING A BLOGTASTIC EXTRAVAGANZA FOR THESE BONUS ENTRIES TO COUNT! (open to US only)

(I will be adding these on to the end, so they will be the higher numbered entries.)

3 Pre-entry methods – Leave a comment on this post for each one that you do:

  1. Like Go Natural Baby on Facebook – leave me a comment with your Facebook name. (It’s not required, but I’d love it if you’d tell them I sent you!)
  2. Follow @GoNaturalBaby on Twitter – leave me a comment with your Twitter handle.
  3. Sign up for the Go Natural Baby Newsletter – leave me a comment letting me know you signed up!

See you all on the 18th! :)


I received no compensation for this review. The sponsor has agreed to supply a prize to the contest winner, but all opinions shared are my own, based solely on my experience with the company and the products I purchased from Go Natural Baby :)


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It’s going to be BLOGTASTIC! (Event preview!)

I’m excited to announce that ABCs and Garden Peas will be participating in:

A Blogtastic Extravaganza!

My Silly Monkeys


It all started with the host blog, My Silly Monkeys, and now there are 150 elite blogs on the lineup for this fun blog hop! Each giveaway will have a value of at least $50, and you don’t even have to get dressed up to join the party! Put on your favorite PJs, spike your cocoa with something to “warm you up” ;) and hop from blog to blog, entering to win!

The giveaway will start January 18th at 12:00AM EST and run until January 22nd at 11:59PM EST . All entries will be EASY and QUICK!!

So, you want to know about MY giveaway?

I’ll be announcing my sponsor very soon, but here are a few hints:

  • I will have ONE sponsor that I support based on positive experiences with my own purchases.
  • Prize package will include 7 items valued at over $100!
  • Prizes in the package will be appropriate for ages birth through 24 months.
  • All items are 100% certified organic cotton. All items are fair trade. All items are snuggly, soft, and SAFE for your baby.

So, if you have a baby, or one on the way, or if you know someone who is expecting a little bundle of poop joy, be here on the 18th! It’s going to be BLOGTASTIC!! :D


Blogmania Update: For those who are wondering about my participation in Blogmania 2011, I have put it on hold for now due to my schedule and time limitations. If I do have a prize package to offer during the Blogmania event, I’ll be sure to post an update and give you lots of notice!


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One Whole Year: My little boy’s first birthday!

 I just can’t get over how much I’m loving motherhood so far, and how much there is to learn! My sweet, funny little boy has really completed me, and I fall more and more in love with him every day! I even told him so in a letter, which has been sealed away in a birthday card, to be opened by him a long, long time from now.

Here’s a peek into our day…

A Harvest Spice cake with a simple organic vanilla buttercreme for the birthday boy…(I’ll be sharing the recipe in a post very soon…)

And here are the cupcakes I made for the adults, based on the ones I saw on the cover of this cupcake book.
They aren’t very bright because I used turmeric and a speck of carrot juice instead of yellow food dye, but aren’t they the cutest? :)

Cute ducky cupcakes for baby's first birthday. Colored with turmeric and a touch of carrot (except for the faces.)

Look who crashed the duck party! It’s Boon Duck Bob! We love Bob! (Especially now that we’ve moved up to the big tub!)

Cute ducky cupcakes! Hey, who's that Odd Duck in there? #Boon

Our new Boon duckie was joined by a set of blocks from Uncle Goose (they’re gorgeous!), a Wheelie Bee (recommended by Kim at The Girl is a Mom. Thanks, Kim!) a Green Toys dump truck, a sleepy donkey from Under the Nile, lots of books and more. It felt like Christmas! Even though it was low-key, there was a lot of excitement and no nap. But, true to form, our boy held up like a champ.

Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday I met this new love…

Well, here’s to year 2! I can’t wait to see what it’s like to mother a toddler. 8O

Oh, wait. I have one more surprise! Head on back to the One Whole Year main post and leave this comment:  ”I read your ducky post” for one last bonus entry into the package giveaway! ;)


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One Whole Year Event Day 6: Milkin’ Cookies!

Welcome to Day 5 of my One Whole Year Event! (Remember, to enter you must visit the original One Whole Year giveaway post, and complete the mandatory entry first. ALL extra entries must also appear on THAT post!)

So far, I’ve announced 5 prizes in the package:

  • One Kawaii Minky Bamboo one size cloth diaper in the new olive green color
  • The in-stock baltic amber teething necklace of your choice from Inspired by Finn!
  • A prize bundle from HappyBaby, including the book, HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months!
  • A BabyBond, for nursing and conversing!
  • A snuggly Keptin Jr. organic cotton Rabby from Hazelnut Kids!

I’m on a roll….let’s keep going! :D

Today’s featured sponsor is Milkin’ Cookies!

Milkin’ Cookies are lactation cookies for nursing moms, designed to help increase milk supply. They were developed by two mommies (who also happen to be physicians) on a quest to create a product that would help on-the-go mommies like themselves keep their milk supply up. Knowing that some foods were known to increase milk production, they developed the recipe for these yummy cookies!

Milkin’ Cookies are made with wholesome ingredients including whole wheat flour, flaxseed, wheat germ, and oats. Each cookie has just 190 calories and has a whopping 3 grams of fiber! They’re all natural, with no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and they include no medicines.

Milkin’ Cookies are delicious and bursting with wholesome flavor. They’re individually packaged so you can toss them in your diaper bag or briefcase when you’re on the run. They’re a tasty way to treat yourself during a busy day.” ~Milkin’ Cookies

For the sake of disclosure, I have to tell you that I have not tried Milkin’ Cookies myself. They are, however, a Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) award winner, and they have quite a following of devoted lactating mommies! Read testimonials here.

These mamas sound like pretty smart cookies to me, dontcha think? ;)

Interested in giving Milkin’ Cookies a try? Well, they’ve been kind enough to offer my lucky One Whole Year winner a 2-week supply of cookies! Yay! :)


For an extra entry into the One Whole Year giveaway: Visit the Milkin’ Cookies Website and leave me a comment on the original One Whole Year post telling me one thing you learned about the company. Good luck and thanks for celebrating with us!

**Make sure to complete the mandatory entry first! Mandatory entry and ALL extra entries must appear on the original One Whole Year post! (NO entry comments on this post, please!)


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.

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Your Guide to November Events…

Call me a worry wart, but as much as I love featuring my favorite products and offering giveaways, I always fear that I may be making things confusing or difficult for you, my dear readers, and I certainly want to avoid that when I can. So today’s post is dedicated to providing a little clarity on November’s events! :)

Here’s a roundup:

  • Now: Enter to win a $25 gift card from EcoMom here. Note: EcoMom is NOT just for moms! They carry cool eco-friendly stuff for foodies too! ;)
  • Nov. 1 – 10: I’m participating in the Blogmania Dream Team’s Holiday Open House! Check my blog on those dates for some healthy holiday recipes and a few of my favorite gift ideas. Just stop by and read, or link up your own holiday post (just write one one any topic you’d like), and you could win some great prizes! (See the button on my sidebar…)
  • Nov 11 – 18 – My One Whole Year Event! Baby boy is turning one and we’ve hit the one year breastfeeding milestone! To thank my readers and online friends for all the help and support I’ve received over the past year, I’ve put together a prize package worth over $120. Entries will be easy, and one lucky winner takes all! My sponsors have been very generous with some great prizes, along with discounts and other offers, so you don’t want to miss these 7 days of Sponsor Spotlights! For now, grab the button on my sidebar and put it on your blog for an extra entry! If you do, let me know here.
  • Nov. 18: I will choose and announce winner of the One Whole Year giveaway!
  • Nov. 25: I will choose and announce winner of the EcoMom giveaway!

As you can see, there’s a lot going on over here at ABCGP, and I know I’ve been a little light on the posts lately. But that’s about to change! November’s going to be a fun, FULL month, so I hope you’ll join me!

(But for today, first things first. We’re off to little man’s first Halloween party! :D ) Happy Halloween, everyone!!!

If you have any blog events going on – or questions about mine – be sure to let me know!


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