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One Whole Year Event Day 5: Hazelnut Kids!

Welcome to Day 4 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 4 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!

Woohoo!  And I’m just getting warmed up! :D

Today’s featured sponsor is Hazelnut Kids!


Hazelnut Kids is an online store that is committed to bring you natural, earth-friendly, wooden and organic cotton toys for children and babies. I was introduced to Hazelnut Kids before my son was even born when a very good friend gave us some baby shower gifts she’d purchased through them. I fell in love, and we ended up getting many of little man’s first Christmas gifts there, too. From cars, puzzles and developmental toys to soft lovies, Global Green Pals and nature exploration kits, the selection is fantastic!

What do I love about Hazelnut Kids?

  • Flat-rate shipping of only $5.95
  • Fantastic, personal customer service!
  • Earn loyalty reward points with every purchase.
  • New and unique products are always being added.
  • When you shop at Hazelnut Kids, the environment benefits! 1% of your sale will be donated to land conservancies, and one tree will be planted for each item that you purchase.
  • Facebook fans get a peek at special offers almost every day, some up to 40% off!
  • Hazelnut Kids is truly concerned with the safety and welfare of your children.

Hazelnut Kids has generously offered my lucky One Whole Year winner their very own Keptin Jr. Organic Cotton Rabby!

“This little 100% organic cotton towel doll rabbit has a soft body (no stuffing), a head that is filled with pure wool, two floppy ears, and a sewn-on face. The shape of the doll makes it easy for a baby to hold. The brown stripes come from color-grown cotton, so no dyes were used on this doll”. ~Hazelnut Kids

A lovable lovey if I ever saw one!

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For an extra entry into the One Whole Year giveaway: Visit Hazelnut Kids Website and leave me a comment on the original One Whole Year post letting me know which toy you’d like Santa to bring! 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!)

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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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One Whole Year Event Day 3: HappyBaby!

Welcome to Day 3 of my One Whole Year Giveaway 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 2 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!

Are you excited yet? :D

Today’s featured sponsor is HappyBaby!

We love HappyBaby products in our house. Yes, I make a lot of our baby food, but when I do buy it, I always buy organic and I love love love to find unique varieties to feed my son. I’m a firm believer in introducing lots of different tastes and ingredients early on to develop a broad palate, and HappyBaby helps me do that!

Mama Grain with quinoa, banana and black beans? Banana, beet and blueberry? Yes, please!

By far, our favorite product from HappyBaby is the Organic Puffs. We NEVER leave home without them, and the sight of a puff cures most cranky moments in an instant. Sure, lots of companies make puffs. They’re pretty simple, but HappyBaby’s puffs are organic,  contain 1/2 the sugar of many of the other leading brands, are made with whole grains and come in BPA-free containers that are sourced through a green partnership with Method.

By NOT using pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or genetically engineered ingredients, HappyBaby supports sustainable agriculture, so I support them. :) Be sure to check out even more reasons to love HappyBaby, including their work with Project Peanut Butter and how your purchase helps feed children in Malawi, on their Our Promise to You page.

The Prize? I’m getting to that… ;)

HappyBaby has generously offered my lucky One Whole Year winner a copy of their book, HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months! (Written by Dr. Sears.) This book is full of answers to all the important questions about feeding baby, and your whole family, well. It also addresses living a greener lifestyle and making your home healthy. Inside, you’ll even find over $100 in coupons!

But that’s not all. My winner will also receive a set of FREE trial coupons for HappyBaby products, a nutrition guide and HappyBaby recipes! 8O

Not bad, eh? Thanks, HappyBaby!

For an extra entry into the One Whole Year giveaway: Visit HappyBaby’s website and leave me a comment on the original One Whole Year post letting me know what you like about HappyBaby! 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!)

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the HappyBaby Organic Guide for review purposes. All other products mentioned were purchased by me and are used in my household. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own based on personal experience with the product.
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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One Whole Year Event Day 2: Inspired by Finn!

It’s Day 2 of my One Whole Year Event! Remember, there are 7 prizes, and one winner takes all! I’ll be announcing one sponsor each day, but you must enter HERE to be eligible for the whole prize package!

Ready to meet today’s One Whole Year sponsor? It’s….

Inspired by Finn!

Inspired by Finn carries baltic amber teething necklaces, and let me tell you, these things are popular!

It is widely believed that baltic amber can be a great help with teething pain.

Why?

According to Inspired by Finn, baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.

But that’s not all…

Baltic amber is also believed to:

  • strengthen the body’s immune system
  • restore energy
  • maintain wellness
  • break a cycle of chronic inflammation

At first, I wasn’t so sure that I bought into the hype. But then I tried one!

I have to be honest: Little man isn’t teething hella bad right now, so it’s hard to tell how well the necklace works. But, he IS teething, and he’s getting through it pretty well. There hasn’t been a time that he’s cried with the necklace on, and that says something. Plus, it’s just over-the-top cute on him, and he doesn’t even pull or tug on it because he hasn’t yet figured out that it’s on! ;)

We are really loving our necklace because it seems to be the most natural way to combat teething pain, and I dread the appearance of molars. I had planned to team up my necklace with Hyland’s tablets, but now I’m putting my faith in the necklace alone. Judging by the reviews I’ve seen, I’m pretty confident.

A few frequently asked questions:

Do babies chew on the necklaces? No. These necklaces are not teethers, and are not meant to be chewed on. They are meant to be worn to help ease teething pain.

How does I use it? Just put the necklace on your baby. Some people wrap it around baby’s ankle and cover with a sock. For the amber to be effective, it needs to be placed against baby’s skin so that the stones’ healing oils (succinic acid) can be absorbed by the skin.

Are they safe? Each individual stone is double knotted on the cord so that if it does break, the stones will not fly. Please be sure to supervise baby at all times while he or she is wearing a teething necklace. Inspired by Finn does not recommend letting baby sleep with the necklace on.

Have you tried baltic amber yet? Do you want to? Well, you’re in luck!

Inspired by Finn has offered my lucky One Whole Year winner the in-stock item of their choice! (16 inches or smaller)

AND they have also offered a discount code to help us ALL celebrate!

Just by “liking” Inspired by Finn on Facebook, you can take advantage of the following discounts:

  • TO SAVE 20% on an order, click the “Like” button toward the top of the “Wall” tab. (Your mandatory entry into my giveaway will take care of this part!)
  • TO SAVE 25%, click the “Like” button + use the “Suggest to Friends” link near the top left of this “Wall” tab to suggest the page to your Facebook friends.
  • The discount code is entered/applied during checkout, and the discount is given off of prices on the website – www.InspiredByFinn.com

The codes to use once you have completed the criteria above -

To save 20%: FB20
To save 25%: FB25

Happy shopping, and happy teething! :D

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For an extra entry into the One Whole Year event, visit Inspired by Finn’s website and leave a comment on the original One Whole Year giveaway post letting me know which Inspired by Finn item you’d like to try! Please be sure to complete the mandatory entry on that page first! All giveaway details, rules and ways to enter are featured on the original giveaway post.

Good luck, and thanks for celebrating with me! :)

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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.
Disclosure: I received a product sample from Inspired by Finn for review purposes. I was not compensated for my review, and all opinions stated above are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

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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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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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