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A Blogtastic Extravaganza Baby Bundle Giveaway! Enter Now!

Welcome to A Blogtastic Extravaganza!


Go Natural Baby is a great resource for organic baby toys, clothes and bedding, and they offer free shipping and a free crib sheet when you purchase a Naturepedic mattress, my pick for the #1 green baby product!

Best of all, Go Natural Baby has offered my lucky ABE winner an organic baby prize bundle featuring 7 snuggly soft baby items, including clothing from their own Zah Organics line!All items are 100% organic cotton and fair trade.Winner will receive:

one Zah™ Organics kimono set (pink or blue)

One Adventure Blanket to match kimono set (pink or blue)

One Zah™ Organics Portofino set with matching reversible hat (in a pretty gender-neutral blue)

One Zah™ Organics Riviera reversible vest to match Portofino set

one handcrafted organic cotton doll with attached teether ring

and one Happy Lion doll!

Estimated Retail Value: Over $100!

Doesn’t this bundle of prizes just make you want to snuggle with a baby?!

To enter: just subscribe to my blog via email and leave me a comment letting me know you are a subscriber.

(I only update a few times a week, so you will not get an email every day! I’d also love it f you’d like me on Facebook using the link in my sidebar, but it’s not mandatory ;) )

That is the only mandatory entry! If you missed the early entry opportunities, don’t worry, they are still open! Just click here to find my early entry post for 3 more chances to win (and please, go thank Go Natural Baby on Facebook!) Early entries will be added on to the entries below to increase the number of total entries. Contest open to US residents only. Thanks for entering, and good luck!

Now, click the link below to enter all the other Blogtastic Extravaganza Giveaways!

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Happy Hopping!

Giveaway begins on January 18th, 2011 and ends on January 22nd at 11:59pm EST. Please be sure to leave an email address in your comment so I may contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified immediately. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. ONLY.


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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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An Unexpected Keepsake

Little Man has always been a curious little one, but by the time he hit 6 months or so, he was so easily distracted that nursing was becoming difficult. I knew he wanted to nurse, and needed to nurse, but one casual comment, ring of the phone, or glimpse of a toy would cause him to unlatch and forget all about the task at hand. When he did focus on filling his belly, he’d inevitably end up fixating on my nose and/or hair, pulling and tugging until I had to pry his little fingers off, disturbing the nursing session once again.

I had heard somewhere about nursing jewelry. Not teething jewelry, and not the kind that has beads or numbers to help you keep track of which side to nurse on next, but plain, bold jewelry that baby could twiddle while nursing, keeping his focus on food and off noses.

I did a bunch of searching and asking around online, and it took a while until I found just the right thing, but I finally did – at Organic Mama’s Etsy Shop. She carried exactly what I was looking for! But, since we are still working on building a diaper stash and money is tight, I put it on the back burner and figured I would order one when I had a little extra cash.

Enter Green Baby Bargains!

When I saw Organic Mama’s nursing necklaces at 50% off, I jumped, and I’m SO glad I did.

I opted for the pretty green aventurine on an organic cotton cord…

I expected this necklace to occupy my baby’s wandering fingers and capture his attention, but I had no idea how deeply I would fall in love with it!

First, it’s cute. I’m a minimalist when it comes to jewelry (I have no engagement ring and my wedding band is plain tungsten carbide, if that tells you anything) and I like things that are more handmade than hoity-toity. You won’t find me in a “mall” jewelry store  (ever) so this was perfect for me to wear every day! It’s a lovely earth tone, so it matches with most of my wardrobe.

Second, it works. It’s SO simple, but so effective! My son watched me take it out of the mailing envelope and put it on, and it’s been HIS necklace since then. He often twiddles it even when he’s not nursing, his little forehead against my cheek as he passes the smooth stone between his fingers. (Yes, it’s made of stone, so no biting!) When he is nursing, he seeks it out immediately and it holds his attention like a charm. ;)

Its being cute and effective would have been more than enough to sell me, but I never expected the added bonus of this necklace turning into a priceless keepsake, a representation the very close bond my baby and I share. Yes, I’ve only had it a week, but I’ve gone to work several times in that week, and being away at the office is something I’m struggling with lately. Being able to look down at this necklace–the one he touches while we nurse, the one he holds in his hand while he fills his belly and looks up into my eyes–is priceless during a long day in an office when my baby feels so far away. When I touch it, I feel just a little bit closer to home.

My son and I have a wonderful breastfeeding relationship, but I know someday that relationship will turn into something else, something mothers and grown sons share.  Nursing, the best decision I’ve ever made and the most fulfilling experience of my life, will be over, and I hate to think how I’ll feel when I have to give it up. But I know that even when my boy is a 30-year-old man and our days of cuddling to nurse are long over, I’ll be able to look back at that precious stone in my jewelry box and envision my sweet little boy’s hand, only slightly bigger than the stone itself, clutching it as he fell asleep in my arms each night.

It will serve as a lovely reminder that no matter where he is, my boy will never be far from my heart, and that the effects of my choosing to nurse him will last a lifetime. Sure, it’s just a stone on a string, but this necklace could very well end up being one of the most treasured keepsakes I’ll ever own, and for that, I thank Organic Mama from the bottom of my heart. 

I encourage everyone to check out Organic Mama’s Etsy Shop to see the many beautiful and unique products offered, including a wide selection of nursing jewelry.


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