Friday, April 30, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Kidorable Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 2:05 AM 449 commented Links to this post

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Winner: 1st winner was chosen but an email was not included in the comment & was not in a profile. :/ Please ALWAYS include your email address in your giveaway comments!
2nd chosen winner: Random.org #392 - Katy


-Winner has been emailed & will have 48 hours to respond-
A wonderfully huge Thank you to Kidorable & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)

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In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They wanted to see children's apparel and accessories that were both functional and fun.
Children, it turns out, absolutely and unconditionally love Kidorable and so every year since the debut, give or take, a new style and/or product line debuted which has been loved more then the year before, give or take.

Kidorable started out small with just lions and cats and bears,then manifested as umbrellas and hangers. Currently they carry even more then that including matching backpacks, knit hats, scarves, towels, shirts and even bookends!

Kidorable caters to both girls and boys specializing in rain gear apparel.

PhotobucketWe were lucky enough to review the *new* Lucky Cat style design. Kidorable sent us Lucky Cat Rain Boots and Lucky Cat Rain Coat. I didn't know what to expect when I opened the box in the mail but I was pleasantly surprised how the rain boots were packaged! They came in their own unique little 'shoe box' with a ribbon handle, perfect if you wanted to give these as a gift.
I asked for a size 10 in the boots because that's Makenna's current shoe size and surprisingly (since most boots Makenna owns run smaller then normal.) they were a little big on her, but I do love shoes and clothes being slightly bigger then too small. Definitely not lacking in durability Makenna took to the outside to test these bad boys out! As you can see the outer side of the boot had a cute little fish with bubbles on it, while the inner side of the boot sported a cute little gray mouse.

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Another cute little thing about Kidorable is that they have a Birthday Club! You can sign your child up and 30days before their birthday Kidorable will send you a free gift plus a special offer that's only available to Kidorable Birthday Club Members!

Buy it:
You can purchase the whole Lucky Cat Style line or any other Kidorable apparel & accessories HERE.

Win it:

Kidorable is offering one lucky reader a child-size umbrella of their choice!

Here's how you can win it:
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

Mandatory first entry: Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Go to the Kidorable website and tell me what style design you love the most!
 
(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry - "Like" Kidorable on Facebook. (Leave a post on their wall and tell them you're from doubledutymommy.com)

1 entry - Follow Kidorable on Twitter.

2 entries - Become a Double Duty Mommy fan on Facebook.

1 entry – Follow me on Twitter

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway (Leave ur tweet hyperlink, please!!!):
#Win a childsize umbrella from @jmercurio19 & @Kidorable to protect ur little 1 from the rain in style http://bit.ly/amsxuU (5/22) #giveaway
(can RT tweet 3 times a day w/ at least a hour in between then comment again!)

2 entries – Subscribe to this blog by RSS and/or email. (You must verify your subscription for these entry to count. I do check and I will delete your comment if my feed says "unverified")

2 entries – Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs. Enter one separate comment for each site you vote on.
Vote For Use @ 
Top Mommy Blogs We Are A Top Baby Blog
(You may click each link THREE TIMES a day. AFTER a hour wait each time.
Then leave a separate comment each time.)

3 entries – Put my *NEW* blog button on your site. Leave me a link so I can find it. (Leave 2 separate comments)

3 entries - Put my *NEW* "Showering..." event button on your site. Leave me a link so I can find it. (Leave 2 separate comments)

5 entries - Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Kidorable to count. Leave me the link in your comment.

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Kidorable to count. Leave me the link in your comment (ur page cant be private though :/ To get the link: Click on the time of your post and then copy the address bar link provided. CAN ONLY DO ONE: Blog post OR Facebook post!!!!)

Are you eligible for extra entries? You know who you are. Write "Extra entry 1", "Extra entry 2", etc.

**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - Kidorable sent us the "Lucky Cat" raincoat and rain boots to review at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.
Giveaway will close on May 22nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST! Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will then have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A crazy preggo mess

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 11:54 AM 10 commented Links to this post
So it was a VERY sad day 2 days ago. We decided to take our beloved cats back to the SPCA.

Last year our kitten, Kitty Kitty a.k.a. Oscar died after he was only about a week old. So the same day John took us down to "look at other dogs but then on our way out he wanted to just go check out the other cats. John saw these two kittens that were only a couple months old and we both instantly fell in love with them. They were brothers that got turned in just days before. The problem... John is highly allergic to cats! Why would someone that's allergic want a cat? Well because he loves me very much and he knew I was upset over Kitty Kitty's death.So we adopted our new furry brothers and there began my love! ♥
We've always struggled with John's allergies and it's been a hard battle but we've dealt with it.

Lately it's just become too much. Maybe his allergies are becoming worse but they were shedding WAYYYY too much, so that's probably a huge cause of it.
I vacuum multiple times a day, everyday but the house was literally becoming a huge fur ball no matter what we did. I tried switching cat shampoo & giving them more baths then normal but like I said, nothing was helping.
Even if I washed our clothes they would still come out of the wash with orange fur all over them! So it's hard enough having the fur everywhere but when my allergic husband has to wear clothes that have fur on them & a lint roller doesn't really help... that creates a problem.

Also, John has had concerns with having them around Kendall. He isn't sure how they will react and just doesn't want her and her stuff covered in hair as well. Although I continue to tell him she isn't going to be the first newborn around cats, he still has his right to be concerned over his daughter, ya know.
I suppose I understand the reasons but that doesn't help anything.

Phoenix was my hyper baby. He would sleep on my bottom pillow since I always have half of it sticking out from under the top one. So I'd fall asleep feeling/hearing him purr while having my hand on him.

Tiger ALWAYS slept with Makenna. He loved her sooo much. At bed time he would practically lay on top of her head since he also slept on her pillows. I would find him curled up with his paw on her head and her hair covering his head since he buried it under there.

They truly were the best kitties and this has been one of the hardest decisions I've had to make in a long time.
I am a high believer that pets are in no way shape or form disposable and when you adopt one it's for life. But if you understood the severity of our situation (because yes... there is a little bit more to my story) then you would understand that my hands were tied.

Thank GOD the SPCA does not euthanize animals due to the length of time they are in the shelter & they will never transfer them to another shelter so I do know they will be safe and be healthy until someone else can adopt them.

But now for the past 2 days I have not been able to fall asleep until about 3-3:30 because I'm so used to our nightly ritual. Now that he's not here I'm pretty positive that Phoenix's purring always put me to sleep, plus having my hand on his soft fur was a comfort thing. So now at night is when I begin to cry more about them.

Today I think we're going to go down to the SPCA and see if they are still there. On the other hand I don't want to and know I shouldn't because it's just going to kill me more to see my babies all caged up. And then if one has been adopted but not the other... omg, I will not be able to see them separated like that. We adopted them together because they are brothers and I want someone else to adopt them together as well.

I know this is not just pregnancy hormones getting to me. I truly miss them and I want them back so bad.  :(

Phoenix and Tiger sleeping in their bed. All squished up, lol.

Sleeping on daddy (last year).

Tiger

Phoenix

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Guidecraft Giveaway winner is chosen!!!

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 12:17 AM 1 commented Links to this post

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First off I want to say THANK YOU to Guidecraft!! This amazing company gave me (well... and Makenna, lol) the blessing to review two of their awesome products!
This has been my biggest giveaway yet and I'm so excited for future giveaways! If you can enter 917 times then I only see bigger and better things for Double Duty Mommy. I definitely have the best readers and I only wish I could have given all of you these amazing products!

Now for the winner!!!!!!!!!!!

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WINNER: Random.org #244 Princess Mom!!
Another HUGE thank you to Guidecraft and all of you amazing readers who entered the giveaway!! It was definitely the biggest entry driven giveaway I've had with 917 entries! You guys are amazing! ♥


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Uncommonly Cute Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 10:12 PM 512 commented Links to this post

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Winner: Random.org #301 - Gustosa


-Winner has been emailed & will have 48 hours to respond-
A wonderfully huge Thank you to Uncommonly Cute & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)

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So we all want our kids to look cute when we go out, right? And don't you hate it when you're walking through the mall and you see see 3 other kids wearing the same shirt as your son or daughter? I sincerely hate it!! When I came across Uncommonly Cute a couple months ago I instantly fell in love because I knew Makenna would look great in the clothes and wearing such a unique and cute tshirt she would definitely stand out of the crowd. Let me tell you a little more about this great site I found!!

It's called Uncommonly Cute! Founded in 2004 Uncommonly Cute specializes in making sure our individual little people have little individual clothes that match their personality.
All of their pieces are made of 100% combed cotton and is super, super soft. They're all machine washable, safe, durable and made in sweatshop-free studios. So that makes this mommy very happy :)

PhotobucketI was sent a T-Shirt for Makenna and a onesie for Kendall (but I'll touch on that in August for another review, hehe!). Makenna was sent the "I Love You-ABC" T-Shirt. When we received our package in the mail we discovered there was a 4T and a size 6. Makenna usually wears a 5 and because Uncommonly Cute does not carry size 5, Eric thought it best to send both sizes.




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Isn't it the cutest thing ever??!

Makenna has practically lived in the tees. The size 6 is a little long but of course it'll fit her in no time. In the pictures she's wearing the size 4. With all the washes I've put them through there has not been any shrinking or fading of the Red lettering one bit, so the site definitely lives up to what it says about it's clothing.

Uncommonly Cute is inspired by trendy (but speechless) babies everywhere and if you want to walk around getting (more) stares then normal then I definitely suggest you put your baby / toddler in these hip and Cool Toddler and baby clothes! Uncommonly Cute even carries cute little baby shoes
where you can use their "Build a Bootie" to (again) make sure your baby is wearing the most unique shoe that no other baby on the block will be sporting!

Another great thing about Uncommonly Cute is that they are involved in two great organization charities that help babies everywhere. I definitely think you should check out the sites and get more great information! Room to Grow and R Baby Foundation are just a couple!

Buy it:
Buy this extremely CUTE "I Love You-ABC" T-Shirt for only  $22. 

Right now you can shop using the code:  doubleduty 
 to receive a special 10% off your entire order (good until May 31st)!!

Win it:

One reader has the chance to win a Onesie or T-Shirt of your choice!!

Here's how you can win it:
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

Mandatory first entry: Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Go to the Uncommonly Cute website and tell me something else you love besides the "I love you-ABC" T-shirt!
 
(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry - "Like" Uncommonly Cute on Facebook. (Leave a post on their wall and tell them you're from doubledutymommy.com)

1 entry - Follow Uncommonly Cute on Twitter.

2 entries - Become a Double Duty Mommy fan on Facebook.

1 entry – Follow me on Twitter

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway:
My baby will look CUTE when I #win an @UncommonlyCute shirt from @jmercurio19 GO ENTER 2 win also! http://bit.ly/aZIJmQ (5/20) #giveaway
(can RT tweet 3 times a day w/ at least a hour in between then comment again!)

1 entry – Subscribe to this blog by RSS and/or email.

2 entries – Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs. Enter one separate comment for each site you vote on.
Vote For Use @ 
Top Mommy Blogs We Are A Top Baby Blog
(You may click the link THREE TIMES a day. AFTER a hour wait each time.
Then leave a separate comment each time.)

2 entries – Put my *NEW* blog button on your site (right sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries - Put my *NEW* "Showering..." event button on your site (site sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

5 entries - Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Uncommonly Cute to count. Leave me the link in your comment.

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Uncommonly Cute to count. Leave me the link in your comment (ur page cant be private though :/ To get the link: Click on the time of your post and then copy the address bar link provided. CAN ONLY DO ONE: Blog post OR Facebook post!!!!)

Are you eligible for extra entries? You know who you are. Write "Extra entry 1", "Extra entry 2", etc. 

**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - Uncommonly Cute sent us the "I love You-ABC" T-Shirt to review at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.
Giveaway will close on May 20th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST! Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will then have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

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"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - [Bump] Babies Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 6:28 PM 155 commented Links to this post

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Winner: Random.org #16 - Elaine
-Winner has been emailed & has 48 hours to respond-

[[UPDATE]]
So it's June 3rd and I JUST realized the winner NEVER responded back! I picked another winner just now!
random.org winner: #148 - Tara
-Winner has been emailed & has 48 hours to respond-
Huge Thank You to [Bump] Babies & to all of you who entered this wonderful giveaway! :)

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Renae Plant from Queensland, Australia is the creative designer for the [Bump] Babies. After becoming pregnant she was concerned that most people just thought she was letting herself go. She wanted to scream, “I’m not fat--[bump] on board!
Disappointed to find that nothing catered to the first four to five months of pregnancy before the [bump] finally “pops,” Renae decided to create and wear her own maternity designs on her growing belly that reflected her sense of style and humor. That’s when [bump] was born!
Bump stands for:
  • Baby
  • Under 
  • Manufacturing
  • Process

Her designs are so popular that they have graced the beautiful preggo bodies of Gwen Steffani, Britney Spears, Gillian Anderson, Maggie Gyllenhall, Marcia Cross, Dayna Devon, Brook Burke, Jennie Garth, Jennifer Meyer, Amanda Peet, Tori Spelling, Jaime Pressly, Melanie B, Sarah Wayne Callies, Keri Russell, Jenna Elfman, Naomi Watts, Nancy O’Dell, Jaime Lynne Spears, Jillian Reynolds, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Bridget Moynahan, Salma Hayek, Nicole Sullivan and Ali Landry just to name a few!!

Currently, Renae juggles three young children, her husband and soul mate, her talent management company and [bump] babies. Oh, and she most recently saved her kids local preschool Camelot Kids - so now she runs that as well. www.camelotkids.org!

We know that pregnancy is one of life's most beautiful experiences and we recognize that just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to lose your sense of style.

Renae kindly sent me the [Beach Bump] in Lime w/ Aqua to review! I was surprised when I opened my package I found two tanks, one in a S/M and one in a L/XL! :)
This super soft breathable tank is made with 100% cotton and has 3" side slit vents! I LOVE wearing the S/M out and about (I wear the L to bed)! I get tons of comments about how adorable my shirt and [Bump] is.

With Summer coming up it was great that Renae sent me a tank. In the Florida heat it's always best to wear as little clothing as you can get away with (lol), especially while your pregnant. Soon we will be going to the beach and I will definitely be sporting this adorable tank.

You'll be happy to know that [bump] also carries tees, yoga pants, tees for dad, and accessories.

Some of my favorites that I would LOVE to have are the:
[bump] baby under manufacturing process and the Hands Off My [Bump] Vneck.

You can wear the  [bump] baby under manufacturing process as a scoop neck or left it fall off the shoulder (as pictured) for a cute flirty look. Again, it has the 3" side vent slits and is made with 100% cotton so you can be sure to stay cool and comfortable. With the Hands Off My [Bump] you can be sure to let those "bellytouchers" know your [bump] is not public property! I for one hate people touching my belly so this T would have be perfect for me.
 






Buy it:
You can buy [Beach Bump] Tank for $44.00 right now! :)

Win it:

Win a [Beach Bump] Tank just in time for Summer right now!!

Here's how you can win it:
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

Mandatory first entry: Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Follow Bump Babies on Twitter!
 
(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry - "Like" Bump Babies on Facebook. (Leave a post on their wall and tell them you're from doubledutymommy.com)

2 entries - Join the Bump Babies email list

2 entries - Become a Double Duty Mommy fan on Facebook: Click here. 

1 entry – Follow me on Twitter

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway:
#Win an original [Bump] maternity tank from @bumpbabies & @jmercurio19 http://bit.ly/bumpb (5/20) #giveaway #maternity
(can RT tweet 3 times a day w/ at least a hour in between then comment again!)

1 entry – Subscribe to this blog by RSS and/or email (left sidebar. This will not show up if you are viewing my page with FIREFOX. Open an Internet Explorer window, please.)

2 entries – Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs. Enter one separate comment for each site you vote on.
Vote For Use @ 
Top Mommy Blogs We Are A Top Baby Blog
(You may click the link THREE TIMES a day. AFTER a hour each time.)

2 entries – Put my *NEW* blog button on your site (right sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries - Put my *NEW* "Showering..." event button on your site (site sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

5 entries - Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Bump Babies to count. Leave me the link in your comment.

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Bump Babies to count. Leave me the link in your comment (ur page cant be private though :/ To get the link: Click on the time of your post and then copy the address bar link provided. CAN ONLY DO ONE: Blog post OR Facebook post!!!!)

Are you eligible for extra entries? You know who you are. Write "Extra entry 1", "Extra entry 2", etc. 

**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - [Bump] Babies sent me the Becah Bump tank to review at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.
Giveaway will close on May 20th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST! Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will then have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

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26 Weeks

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 2:46 PM 5 commented Links to this post
So I missed my 25 week update. Not sure what I was thinking last week. As you may know we switched from the Birthing Center to an OB-GYN that works with one of the hospitals. We are a lot happier now so that's all that matters. It's an OB-GYN that has 3 women; 2 Dr's and 1 midwife, so I'll still get my may with how the labor and birth goes and John feels better that we're in a hospital (and honestly, I'm happier we're in a hospital too..). Other news is that I had to take my gestational diabetes test last week. Already got my results and we passed with flying colors so yay :) Me and baby are great (always knew we would be, hehe).
This week I feel like Kendall popped out more to the front and of course I'm getting bigger by the second :) Looking at my counter (on the right sidebar) I am completely freaked out that it says "about 99 days remaining". 99 DAYS! We're in the double digits now and that's sooooo exciting yet surreal.


As of last week Kendall began to hear us and she should now be able to recognize sounds like Saydie barking or even me yelling, lol. She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she's born and takes that first gulp of air. And she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel! She even opens and closes her eyes and is learning how to blink.

I've been getting more and more tired lately again. Breathing is something I forgot how to do without trying, and John is constantly having to tie my shoes for me already. My back has been hurting the past... week or so and I definitely not excited about that. I didn't experience any back pain with Makenna at all during my pregnancy with her so this is something very new to me.
And lastly... the leg pain! :) I DID experience this with Makenna but really not until mid-late into my 7th month so the pulling of my ligaments this early has been horrible.

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-How far along? 26 weeks.

-How big is baby? Almost 2 pounds and about 14 inches!


-Weight gain/loss? 134.

-Maternity clothes? Just shirts. Just got a Bella Band because my jeans can't fit anymore. BUT to my defense I ALWAYS wore tight pants in the first place so it's not surprising that I can't wear them now.

-Stretchies? Nothing new!

-Sleep? Same ol'. She is not keeping me up (yet...)

-Best moment this week? Getting more

-Movement? 24/7 :)

-Food cravings? nothing comes to mind. Ask John... lol. I'm sure he can tell you something.

-Gender? GIRL!!

-Labor signs? None.

-Belly button in or out? Still in!! Hopefully it stays that way.

-What I miss? Being able to stand for more then 5 minutes before getting tired. Also, in those 5 minutes not having to pee 1 million times.

-What I am looking forward to? Finishing her nursery.


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Madelaine Chocolate Review

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 2:24 PM 0 commented Links to this post

The Madelaine Chocolate company has given me the opportunity to review a brand new product on April 1st! They are called Duets! They are the first double-filled truffles that come in four great tasting varieties.They come in Peanut Butter & Caramel, Milk Truffle & White Truffle, Raspberry & Peanut Butter and Raspberry & White Truffle.


My favorites by far are the Milk Truffle & White Truffle, and Raspberry & White Truffle!
The chocolate is extremely melt in your mouth perfect and paired the smooth white truffle it makes the perfect blend . The raspberry is not too tart or sweet so again it fits perfectly with the white truffle!

Madelaine Chocolate even has a Twitter and they hold Twitter parties where you can win some amazing chocolates and even the duets to try! So go and follow them so you can find out when their Twitter parties are and all their great upcoming promotions and products.

 Buy them:
You can buy Duets
4 Duets packs, each containing 10 individually-wrapped Duets.
$24.99!!! <--- an AMAZING price for how much you get!!
OR
Visit the Madelaine Chocolate website for all their other great chocolates!

**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - The Madelaine Chocolate company sent me "Duets" to review at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.**

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"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Moody Mamas Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 1:11 PM 518 commented Links to this post

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WINNER: Random.org #284 Kuparstwn!!


--Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond.--
Thank you to Moody Mamas for this fantastic giveaway and to all of you who entered!!! :)

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So have you guys heard of Moody Mamas? It's a fabulous Maternity / Nursing clothing line that is made by two amazing women who wanted to make clothes that made women feel empowered, vivacious and sexy. At first it was never their plan to make maternity clothes since they were in their early 20's and had never been married - let alone had children.
After two long years Moody Mamas, Inc. was born in the spring 2008. They work with designer and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano (creator of the Fierce Mamas line) along with some of the most talented staff who help make Moody Mamas an amazing success.

 I have been given the amazingly experience to review their "Tiered Ruffle V-Neck" in coral from their new Spring 2010 line. I was (and am!!) tremendously excited about this shirt. The shirts I have cover my belly and yes they are comfortable but I still want to feel cute and sexy and with them... I usually don't. The "Tiered Ruffle V-Neck" threw all that "sack of potatoes" look out the window! It is completely form fitting and hugs my belly oh so perfectly. It's so stretchable there for still breathable. I love that I look so cute and everyone can tell that I have a preggo belly! Here I am at 25 1/2 weeks:


(here's a better pic of the ACTUAL color of the shirt... the two pics above were from my phone. yes HUGE difference in the picture quality, lol.)



Now let me tell you something that should excite everyone!!!!
The Moody Mamas spring line of fashionable and stylish maternity clothes hits the virtual racks 2 days ago (April 22nd) at Target, and you don't want to miss it before it sells out! With a devout following of Hollywood hot mamas Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba,Tori Spelling and Bethenny Frankel, Moody Mamas has done it again with creating a fabulous, colorful spring capsule collection  for expectant moms who want to look sexy and chic this season.  Each piece is inspired by the runway, from easy maxi dresses to adorable chiffon trim knit dresses. All boast the luxurious fabrics that are both soft and lightweight that gives every Moody Mamas piece the feel of relaxing lounge-wear.  Hurry and start your spring wardrobe today, the collection is limited in quantity, and you won't want to miss these affordable prices that range from $39.99 - $49.99 and even go up to plus size!  To shop the collection, click for Target here.

Buy it:
You can shop on the Moody Mamas website and receive a 30% discount on your first order valid through May 31st by using the code: MMDiscount
OR
Shop their amazing new line exclusively for TARGET for as low as $13!

Win it:

You can win a $50 gift card to the Moody Mamas website right now!

Here's how you can win it:
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

Mandatory first entry: Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Visit Target and then tell me your 3 favorite pieces (in 1 comment)!
(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

3 entries - Join the Moody Mama's newsletter

1 entry - Follow Moody Mamas on Twitter.


1 entry - Fan Moody Mamas on Facebook. Also, please leave a comment on their Facebook page telling them where you are from!

2 entries - Become a Double Duty Mommy fan on Facebook: Click here. 

1 entry – Follow me on Twitter

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway:
#Win a $50 Gift Card from @MoodyMamas & @jmercurio19 http://bit.ly/dr12be (5/15) #giveaway #mamas #maternity
(can RT tweet 3 times a day w/ at least a hour in between then comment again!)

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2 entries – Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs. Enter one separate comment for each site you vote on.
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2 entries – Put my *NEW* blog button on your site (right sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries - Put my *NEW* "Showering..." event button on your site (site sidebar). Leave me a link so I can find it. (Right side of blog. Leave 2 separate comments)

5 entries - Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Sparkle Hearts to count. Leave me the link in your comment.

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Moody Mamas to count. Leave me the link in your comment (ur page cant be private though :/ To get the link: Click on the time of your post and then copy the address bar link provided. CAN ONLY DO ONE: Blog post OR Facebook post!!!!)

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**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - Moody Mamas sent me the "Tiered Ruffle V-Neck" in Coral at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.
Giveaway will close on May 15th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST! Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will then have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**
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"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - KSS Maternity Review

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 12:23 PM 2 commented Links to this post

I came across a wonderful Etsy Shop called KSS Maternity when I was shopping for maternity clothes. The great thing about KSS is that all her clothing is eco-friendly.
I was sent the "Pitter Patter Heart" t-shirt. The unique Bamboo fabric is 100% earth friendly! I've never worn or owned anything that was made from Bamboo and now I know what I've been missing out on. Bamboo made the shirt EXTREMELY soft and comfortable. KSS makes their shirts Form fitting cuts them a little long so you can wear it from beginning to the very end of your 9 months. I loved sleeping in my "Pitty Patter Heart" shirt. I thought the black would make me hotter especially at night but it's so breathable it kept me so comfortable.

Another plus is that they are made in a sweatshop free environment which always makes me smile. They sell a great range of sizes from Small-XXL.
Check out KSS Maternity's other amazingly cute shirts:


Buy them:
You can buy all the amazingly cute comfortable maternity shirts for only $25.00!!

**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - KSS Maternity sent me the "Pitter Patter Hearts" T-Shirt to review at no cost. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.**
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