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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!


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!)


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 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


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.


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I always knew I was a winner…

Last week was pretty amazing…I won a whole bunch of fun stuff!

First, I won a radio contest on WQKX. I am usually pretty good at trivia, and I figure if I win something, it sorta offsets what I spend on gas. (The environmental impact is a different story and, yes, I feel guilty about it.)

Q: What celebrity male was recently offered half a mil to pose for Playgirl?

A: Jesse James. Had to be.

Woohoo! I won breakfast at Subway!

Except I don’t like Subway. The husbo loves it, though. We’ll give it a shot.

He: Steak, egg, and cheese on flatbread. It was a fattie.

She: veggies on flatbread. This is my beef with Subway. I always end up with what tastes like a pickle sandwich. The options are very limited, and that’s not so fresh. I guess that’s what I get for going to a sub place when I don’t eat processed meat, but they do market themselves as a healthy option. But it was OK, and free! I think bfast at Subway would be pretty decent for those who enjoy sausage, bacon, and egg-type things. Overall, I give it one thumb up and one sideways thumb.

Prize #2: I got an email from Hazelnut Kids letting me know that i had won their Earth Day contest! How fun is that?

I guess I missed the first email. The prize was a beautiful Kathe Kruse Waldorf Earth Conservation Angel Doll!

For my son. 8O

Now, don’t get me wrong. If Finn ever wanted a doll, I’d have no problem with that, and all of his toys are gender neutral right now. But the angel looked very delicate and fragile, and the folks at Hazelnut Kids were gracious enough to allow me to switch out the prize for a rough and tumble boy doll! I’ve ordered from them before, and they always provide great, quality natural toys and exceptional customer service.

A few days after the email, he arrived!

Eek! Let him out!

How cute is he?

Despite the Chuckiness that many people have pointed out, I like him! He’s very unique, and I dig that. He won’t make a very good teether, though, so Finn will have to wait a while to get his hands on this guy.

Thanks again, Hazelnut Kids! (That reminds me…I need to order the Under the Nile fruit basket this week! We already have the veggies, and those things are indispensable!)

And, for Prize #3:

My office recently started up a “healthy” Bingo game. Nutshell: They send out the Bingo card with a healthy choice (eat a healthy breakfast, take the stairs, eat a vegetable, etc.) in each square. You cross them off as you complete the tasks, and BINGO!

A chance to win for doing things I already do anyway?

I’m in!

And I won! $25 grocery store gift card. With my budget, this was an awesome win. I’m thinking basic staples, and one really fun, splurgy ingredient!

Just when I was really feeling full of myself, I noticed this today and realized that yes, despite being a big winner, I am, in fact, still a loser.

(I mean, come on. They aren’t even the same color. One is a random MAN sock. WTF?)


Win anything lately?


NEWSFLASH: NO LIE…while I was writing this post, I received a phone call letting me know I had won a raffle I entered over the weekend while gathering info for our upcoming food road trip. I think I won tickets to a local amusement park. Dude….I SO need to play the lottery…


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