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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! :D

It’s been ONE WHOLE YEAR!

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!

ONE WINNER TAKES ALL! 8O

…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

BabyBond

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

Hazelnut Kids

Milkin Cookies

HappyBaby

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.

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Announcing My “One Whole Year” Event!

Ahh…cinnamon, pumpkin and crunchy leaves…this time of year will forever remind me of those final sweet weeks of my first pregnancy! And now, we’re getting ready to celebrate a FIRST BIRTHDAY!

I had no idea what I was in for. I mean, I thought I did, but I wasn’t even close. I’ve learned SO much since then, just shy of a year ago, and I am beyond grateful for the online community of helpful friends and encouraging, supportive mamas that have been there through it all!

OK, so maybe I don’t personally know you all. But that doesn’t lessen how much I value you…not even a little bit. So, to say thank you, I’m planning a fun blog celebration to celebrate One Whole Year!

One Whole Year of getting to know my funny little man…

One Whole Year of getting to know myself as a mommy…

and One Whole Year of breastfeeding! I didn’t know if I could do it, and here we are. 12 months. Hands down, the biggest victory I’ve ever felt! I was proud when I graduated from college, but this is a whole different ballgame…

I can’t give away too many details just yet, but I can tell you this: There will be a great prize package of gifts for one lucky mama! (or mama-to-be, or even someone who wants to gift a special mama!)

(Hint, hint!! Gifts include something soft, something “fluffy” and something to make your teething baby feel “inspired!”)

I will announce the prize package formally on Nov. 11th (not my son’s actual birthday–that’s for him.) I’ve decided to celebrate here on the blog on what was my due date!)

After I announce the package, the entry period will last through Nov. 18th. During that time, look for “Sponsor Spotlights” where you can earn extra entries, learn about some great companies, and even find some valuable discounts just for joining in the fun!

Don’t worry–entry methods will be limited, and very easy.

First thing to do? Grab my event button! Isn’t it pretty?

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Be sure to leave me a comment here if you grab my button and put it on your blog! It will earn you one BONUS entry in the One Whole Year Event!

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Why CSN is even cooler than I thought…

A few months ago, I was introduced to CSN Stores through some of my foodie blog friends, and I spent a little time browsing through their 200+ online shops, looking at everything from ice cream makers and bedding to wardrobes and cool baby gear. I was intrigued by the huge selection available through CSN, and I promised myself I’d visit again soon…

Well, little man’s birthday is creeping up on me fast, and it’s time to do some shopping! So, I headed back to CSN to find some toys and other fun stuff.  I wasn’t sure what I’d find, but I had a few things in mind and I was hoping to get enough of my gifts there to meet the $69 requirement for free shipping (not hard to do, considering you can buy just about anything at CSN.)

I headed over to CSN Baby and clicked on the “Go Green” option (just look for the little leaf at the top of the page.) This is an AWESOME feature, because it enables you to put a “green” filter on your entire search. Priceless, especially if you’re also trying to make lunch while chasing a baby who has recently learned how to run…. 8O

Imagine my surprise when I found TONS of toys! :D I could do every bit of my birthday shopping here, and my holiday shopping too! I was thrilled to find Plan Toys, Green Toys, Wonderworld, and so many others. I promise you this goes way beyond any blogger/sponsor partnership. Anyone who has spent time searching stores for better play alternatives knows that this is a goldmine!

There were cute organic stuffed animals, sleek modern toys, old fashioned wooden classics…and I didn’t have to worry about screening them for yicky plastic and toxic paints, because CSN already did that for me. So what should I get?

This cool Svan Scooter?

This creativity-inspiring  Bilibo Play Shell?

This Wonderworld Rapping Kangaroo Push Toy?

I made a preliminary list of about 20 favorites. This coming from the mother who says things like, “I don’t think babies need a ton of toys.”

Oh dear. I think I’m in trouble.

Ready to shop? Head over to Crave to Save where you can enter to win a $35 CSN gift certificate! Ends Oct 23!

or, visit Psychic Mama, Indigo Child and enter to win a $75 gift certificate! Ends Oct 17!

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I love shopping online! Do you shop online? Do you do it because you prefer it, or do you do it out of necessity?

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