Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - GumDrop Pacifier - Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 6:31 PM 227 commented Links to this post

**CLOSED**

Winner: Random.org #128 - Mama Campbell
 

Winner: Random.org #58 - New Mommy Helms
 
--Winner has been emailed. She has 48hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen-- 
A Thank You to GumDrop Pacifier & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)

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I'm not huge on pacifiers (or binkies as we call them in our house), I didn't use one at all with Makenna but John wanted to use one with Kendall so I told him we'd give it a shot. With so many choices available how does one choose though, right? Well after much research I decided the GumDrop Pacifier from Sandbox Medical was a good place to start and luckily I was given the opportunity to review them!

The GumDrop Pacifier is all one piece made of medical quality silicone and they are Phthalate, latex, and BPA free. I love the one-piece design, which makes them easy to clean, and I don’t have to worry about the pacifier coming apart or collecting dirt in weird crevices. I also love them because they are microwave sterilizer safe, which means I can wash and sterilize them with the rest of the assorted baby bottle gear.

The GumDrop is similar to the Soothie that is found in most hospitals but isn't round and as bulky like the Soothie. It has the same nipple design that a lot of babies prefer but is curved at the top to fit your babies face.
((The Soothie that our hospital provided to us))
((Our wonderful GumDrop Pacifier))
Kendall definitely prefers her Gumpdrop pacifiers compared to the Soothie that daddy still grabs on accident sometimes. The GumDrop is lightweight so it stays in her mouth a lot better. I love that the GumDrop doesn't cover her nose and of course that it shows a lot more of her beautiful face! ♥

GumDrop Pacifiers have a hole in the handle for attaching a pacifier clip so you don’t lose them while you’re out and about, and they are available in a variety of colours (blue, lavender, pink and orange) and scents (yummy vanilla or natural unscented). Of course I love the pink but we still use the lavender and orange colors we were sent as well. We were only sent the natural unscented GumDrop so I couldn't tell you how the Vanilla smells but it sounds awesome if you ask me.

You can purchase 1 pacifier for $1.75
OR
With the GumDrop Value Pack you purchase 6 & receive 1 free for only $10.50 (= 1.50 each)

2 very lucky readers will win 1 of TWO prize packs!

One GumDrop Value Pack (7 GumDrops)
One Cheaper Keeper Bundle (1 Cheaper Keeper, 1 CuddleSquare, 1 GumDrop).

(Please read my tutorial on "How To Enter My Giveaways" if you are unsure about anything)
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

 
(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

 1 entry –Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Sign up for the GumDrop Newsletter (bottom/center of the page)

 (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

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1 entry – Follow me (mommaJWoww19) on Twitter.

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway (Leave ur tweet hyperlink, please!!!):
#WIN 1 of 2 prize packs from GUMDROP Pacifier @mommaJWoww19 http://bit.ly/9E5kTe (8/16) #giveaway #contest #baby
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2 entries – Subscribe to this blog via 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") (Leave 2 separate comments)

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 @ 
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(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 3 separate comments)

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

5 entries – Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND GumDrop Pacifier to count. Leave me the link to ur post in your comment. (Leave 5 separate comments)

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND GumDrop Pacifier 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 - I was sent the product(s) to review at no cost to me. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may be different.
Giveaway is open to USA & Canada ONLY. Giveaway will close on August 16th, 2010 at 9pm 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.**
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Simple Green - Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 3:08 PM 126 commented Links to this post

**CLOSED**

Winner: Random.org #110 - Rachel
 
--Winner has been emailed. She has 48hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen-- 
A Thank You to Simple Green & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)

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So I would NEVER call myself a "crunchy" mom but I do try to shop for things that don't have crazy harmful chemicals in them now that I have a family. I like to be green and to know my family is safe is always #1 for me.
I am proud to say that my house is fully equipped with natural cleaners! I recently had an opportunity to test drive a wide variety of Simple Green products and I was/am truly blown away.

I was sent their complete package of cleaners:
It might take a while but I want to go over each product with you, so please read on!

We have a dog and yes she's good and is outside potty trained but if we go to the theme parks for all day or when we go to the beach sometimes our doggy had an accident. In the beginning I didn't know if I was ever going to have to try out this cleaner anytime soon but (un)fortunately for me Saydie had an accident and I got to try the carpet cleaner out! First thing I noticed was the smell, awesome for a cleaner! Better yet it got out everything out of the carpet and I've never smelled anything since so I know the cleaner actually got deep down. If you buy this product individually, it sells for only $3.99! The price is what really shocked me. I know I've paid lots more for carpet cleaner that were way more expensive & furthermore they were filled with horrible chemicals.
The next item I tested out was the Bathroom Cleaner. This cleaner is non-toxic, biodegradable and never tested on animals. I was able to clean every single item in my bathroom without any hard scrubbing and the best thing is the rosemary mint scent! The bathrooms were left clean, smelling good and no without any crazy fumes! This individually also sells for only $3.99!
The Multi-Surface Care cleaner is amazing for (of course!) any surface. Since I have the Bathroom cleaner I mostly use this in my kitchen. It gets grease off the stove and from in the oven easily! This is also only $3.99!
Next up is the Glass and Surface Care cleaner. This gets my glass sparkling clean! No streaks at all, and like all of the other Simple Green Naturals cleaners, it is non-toxic, biodegradable and never tested on animals. Guess what?! This sells for $3.99 as well!
I finally just got to use the Floor Care cleaner. I love that you can just spray it right on any floor surface and wipe up. We have tile, vinyl and wood in our house so normally I have to buy more then one cleaner to take take of all the floor surfaces we have. The best thing is that it does not leave your floors sticky. It also has a nice woodsy scent!
I absolutely LOVE the Dish Washing Liquid. For the past... 5-6 months I've been doing our dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher so the Dish Washing Liquid came in handy multiple times a day! It has a great fresh squeezed citrus scent, is all natural and works amazing! I've noticed with other dish liquids that after a few uses your sponge starts to give off an odor and with my sensitive nose I end up throwing away so many sponges because they smell. With the Simple Green Dish Washing Liquid I used the same sponge until it literally almost fell apart! I NEVER noticed a fowl smell coming from the sponge at all so I definitely LOVEEE this product!
Lastly that brings us to the Simple Green Naturals Liquid Hand Soap. This has a nice herbal scent, is nice and sudsy and works very well. I've noticed that sometimes I do notice my hands feel a little dry after using it but not as much as some hand soaps I've tried.

I've already ran out of the Multi-surface cleaner and the Dish Washing Liquid. I was sad but then a few days later I found them at Lowes and again at Home Depot so yay, I can buy them locally and I dont have to wait for shipping!!

Like I've mentioned all these products sell individually for just $3.99 but you can purchase the kit that comes with a reusable grocery bag for just $24.99!


You can win a $25 gift certificate for anything you wish from Passion Spice!

(Please read my tutorial on "How To Enter My Giveaways" if you are unsure about anything)
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

 1 entry –Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Tell me what product you're excited to try!

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.) 

2 entries Follow Simple Green on Twitter. (Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries "Like" Simple Green on Facebook. (Leave a post on the Simple Green FB wall and tell them you're from doubledutymommy.com) (Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries"Like" Double Duty Mommy (facebook.com/doubledutymommy) on Facebook. (Leave 2 separate comments) 

1 entry – Follow me (mommaJWoww19) on Twitter.

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway (Leave ur tweet hyperlink, please!!!):
#WIN an all natural SIMPLE GREEN cleaning kit from @mommaJWoww19 & @simplegreennews http://bit.ly/9cidLY (8/14) #cleaning #natural #green
(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") (Leave 2 separate comments)

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 3 separate comments)

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

5 entries – Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Simple Green to count. Leave me the link to ur post in your comment. (Leave 5 separate comments)

NO BLOG??  5 entries - Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Simple Green 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 - I was sent the product(s) to review at no cost to me. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may be different.
Giveaway is open to USA residents 18+ older. You must also have a real street address to enter (no P.O. BOXES). Giveaway will close on August 14th, 2010 at 9pm 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.**
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Monday, July 26, 2010

"Showering Mommy & Baby" Giveaway Event! - Daddy Scrubs - Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 4:22 PM 136 commented Links to this post

**CLOSED**

Winner: Random.org #90 - Judy
 
--Winner has been emailed. She has 48hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen-- 
A Thank You to Daddy Scrubs & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)

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Most of the time when mom-to-be is pregnant and goes into the hospital to have that precious baby, Dad is usually kind of left out! Daddy Scrubs created a neat idea to help daddy feel special and maybe a bit more involved in the birth of his new baby as well!

Daddy Scrubs offers t-shirts, scrubs and accessories for that new Daddy! When the new daddy is wearing his shirt or scrubs you better believe everyone will know he's a daddy now and he will get a ton of "congratulations" from anyone and everyone in the hospital.
And the accesories are cute too! A coffee mug or a license plate cover! Too cute!

**A bit about Daddy Scrubs (taken off their site)**:

DaddyScrubs™ is the offspring of Robert Nickell, who fathered his first four children more than 20 years ago. DaddyScrubs™ was conceived when Robert, who remarried in 2007, discovered he was about to be a father all over again in the fall of 2009!

Not wanting to endure the pains of wearing uncomfortable street clothes while comforting his laboring wife, Robert hatched the idea of creating doctor-like scrubs for himself. It seemed a natural thing for him to do — since Robert is a pharmacist by profession.

To eliminate the confusion between “who’s the doctor” and “who’s the daddy,” Robert fashioned the concept of “I’m The Daddy™” medical scrubs.
John was sent the "Edgy" t-shirt in White. We received the shirt when I was just about 6 months pregnant if I remember correctly but he still had to put it on and sport it around the house for the day.

When I packed my hospital bag it was definitely something we did not forget to pack and after a few hours into labor he changed into the shirt and everyone of the nurses just went nuts on how cute his shirt was.
The following 2 days in the hospital were about me and Kendall, yes, but if John had to get something for me he would always come back telling me how many people walked by saying "congratulations" to him. When it was time to leave walking out of the hospital we had all eyes on us.
Besides me holding just the cutest baby in the world, John again kept hearing congratulations over and over again. Because of his "I'm the Daddy" shirt everyone knew he was a new daddy and he was so proud of it. He loved getting all the attention (even though he wont admit it, lol).
I definitely think Daddy Scrubs is a great gift for any expecting daddy!!

T-Shirts will run you $19.95 while scrubs are $39.95! 
Both great prices for daddy's long lasting memeories


You can win a T-SHIRT in the style & color of your choice for your hubby or a friend!

(Please read my tutorial on "How To Enter My Giveaways" if you are unsure about anything)
(PS:: PLEASE be sure to include your email in EVERY entry!! I need to contact you if you win!)

(Mandatory entry MUST be completed FIRST for any other entry to count!!!)

 1 entry – Follow me on Google Friend Connect AND Visit Daddy Scrubs & tell me what style the soon-to-be daddy you know would love to have!

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.) 

2 entries "Like" Daddy Scrubs on Facebook. (Leave a post on the Daddy Scrubs FB wall and tell them you're from doubledutymommy.com) (Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries Follow Daddy Scrubs on Twitter. (Leave 2 separate comments)

2 entries"Like" Double Duty Mommy (facebook.com/doubledutymommy) on Facebook. (Leave 2 separate comments)

1 entry – Follow me (mommaJWoww19) on Twitter.

1 entry – Tweet about this giveaway (Leave ur tweet hyperlink, please!!!):
RT @mommaJWoww19: #Win a special DADDY SCRUBS t-shirt for delivery day! http://bit.ly/cN29z9 (8/10) @dudsfordads #giveaway #labor
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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") (Leave 2 separate comments)

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 3 separate comments)

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

5 entries – Blog about this giveaway. Blog post MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Daddy Scrubs to count. Leave me the link to ur post in your comment. (Leave 5 separate comments)

NO BLOG??  5 entries – Post a FACEBOOK status update about this giveaway. Status MUST include links back to Double Duty Mommy AND Daddy Scrubs 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 - I was sent the product(s) to review at no cost to me. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may be different.
Giveaway is open to USA & CANADA ONLY & will close on August 10th, 2010 at 9pm 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.**
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