Ahmelie Sponsorship Spotlight and Review ***Extra Entries*** NBNY

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Ahmelie is a crafter at heart. She wants to inspire you with her works and hopes that you will create. I don't know about you but looking at the fabrics in her shop makes me want to break out my sewing machine!!! Ahmelie carries tons of goods for baby; burp clothes, hooded towels in Amy Butler designer fabric, quilts, and swaddlers. She also sells coffee cuffs, reusable snack bags, and designer fabrics.

Chicks and Hoot Owls Chocolate Baby Burp Cloth Set (3)
Ahmelie sells burp cloth sets in such great combinations of colors and styles.



Amy Butler Organic Watermelon Hooded Baby/Child Bath Beach Pool Towel
Love these hooded towels. Amy Butler is one of my favorite fabric designers and Ahmelie has done some great things with her fabrics.


Retro Flowers Baby Blanket Swaddler--LARGE
These swaddlers are much bigger than the average swaddling/receiving blanket. It makes them so much more versatile.

Ahmelie also has a blog. You must check it out. Right now she has some great recipes up in a series called Top Ten Edible and Easy Christmas Gifts You Can Make Yourself. Some of the recipes include Caramel Popcorn, Cran Crackle Bars, and Chocolate Peppermint sticks. Her blog has lots of great Do-It-Yourself projects to do with the little ones as well.

Connect with Ahmelie
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The Review



Ahmelie sent me a swaddler blanket in a cute blue butterfly print to review. Blankets are always needed when babies are little and this one has certainly come in handy. For about the first week of baby's life, she didn't wear clothes, only cloth diapers and blankets. This blanket was a go-to for swaddling baby, which my husband is awesome at!!!

The blanket is generously sized. At 44" square, its size makes it useful for so many different things. The blanket swaddles nicely and is a great weight. The 100% flannel fabric is lightweight but warm and super soft. It folds up nicely and can easily be thrown in the diaper bag to take along with you on outings. The blanket also washes up nicely. Sometimes, when new things are washed, the edges will curl up or the shape of the item isn't the same. That never happened with this blanket. The edges stayed nice and crisp and the flannel became even softer! The craftsmanship of Ahmelie's work is wonderful. You can tell that a lot of handmade love and time went into her products.

Coupon Code:

Ahmelie has offered a coupon code for Knocked Up and Nursing Readers! Use code KNOCKEDUP10 for 10% off her Etsy store or website.


I'd like to thank Ahmelie for being a sponsor for Newborn in the New Year! Stay tuned for a giveaway from Ahmelie very soon.


Extra Entries:

The extra entries you earn will go towards the sponsor's giveaway. For example: If you comment and do the extra entries for Ahmelie, your extra entries will count toward the Ahmelie giveaway.
  • Become a fan of Ahmelie on Facebook (leave your screenname)
  • Follow Ahmelie on Twitter (leave your handle)
  • Publicly follow Ahmelie's blog
  • Add as a favorite on Etsy
  • Tell me your favorite item in her online shop

My Organic Breast Pads Review and Sponsorship Spotlight

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Since my new little girl is here, I decided to celebrate with a fun event, Newborn in the New Year! There is going to be lots of great reviews and giveaways highlighting many of the things that I find essential for newborns and their parents. I'm going to be doing a sponsorship spotlight for each sponsor and there will be chances for extra entries into each sponsor's giveaway at the end of the post. First up is My Organic Breast Pads. (Sponsorship Spotlight post order was chosen via Random.org).




My Organic Breast Pads, also called Hip Hooters, was started by Nicole. Inspired by her own nursing experiences, she brings you stylish, leak free, reusable breast pads that work! Not only do these great nursing pads come in really cute prints, they are made with organic cotton and bamboo with a layer of PUL (polyurethane laminate). This keeps them from leaking through clothing. Take a look at some of the great prints Nicole has in her shop:

HIP HOOTERS...breast feeding pads...nursing pads with PUL...washable...organic cotton and bamboo...ecofriendly...in 'Geisha Fans'
I love the colors in the "Geisha" Print.

HIP HOOTERS...breast feeding pads...nursing pads with PUL...washable...organic cotton and bamboo...ecofriendly...in 'Go With the Flow'
I want these colors in my living room!

FREE SHIPPING...6 sets...Hip Hooters...breast feeding pads...nursing pads with PUL...washable...organic cotton and bamboo...ecofriendly...in 'Mystery Bundle'
Nicole also sells her breast pads in sets of 6 for a discount.


The Review:

Nicole sent me two sets of breast pads to try out. They came just in time too! The pads arrived just as my milk was coming in, about 2 days after baby girl was born. I washed the pads up and promptly put them to use. Each pad is 4.5 inches across and has a unique scalloped edge. Unlike other reusable pads that I have used, these are backed with flannel which prevents the nipple from sticking to the back of the pad.

HIP HOOTERS...breast feeding pads...nursing pads with PUL...washable...organic cotton and bamboo...ecofriendly...in 'Bad to the Bone'


These nursing pads have soft flannel next to your skin. The middle layers are made of organic cotton and organic bamboo. A layer of waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) is hidden under a layer of really cute cotton print. I thought that the PUL might be a little sweaty but was happily surprised at the absorbancy it added. Even when soaked, the PUL was very breathable.

I only experienced one leak with these pads. It was on an extremely long outing where I forgot to bring a change of pads when my milk was first coming in. These pads were wonderful overnight as well as for use during the day. These pads are also very thin and were very discrete under clothing.

Love the packaging!

I would reccommend washing them in a delicates bag or you will be searching your washing for them. It would be nice to see Nicole add a larger pad to her stock. I am a larger chested women and the extra coverage area would be nice to have.

Materials: Organic cotton, organic bamboo, flannel, cotton and PUL.

Cost: $6.99 a pair or buy 6 pairs for $39.99

Buy It: Visit My Organic Breast Pads Etsy shop to purchase

I'd like to thank Nicole for the opportunity to review her nursing pads. Stay tuned for a giveaway for three pairs of nursing pads from My Organic Breast Pads/ Hip Hooters!


Extra Entries:
The extra entries you earn will go towards the sponsor's giveaway. For example: If you comment and do the extra entries for My Organic Breast Pads, your extra entries will count toward the My Organic Breast Pads giveaway.



Hip Mountain Mama Review and Giveaway

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Have you heard about Hip Mountain Mama? Hip Mountain Mama is a family business that offers the best hip and natural products for babies, kiddos and mamas. With a passion for preserving the Earth and raising children in a conscious and natural way Suzy Hawbaker started Hip Mountain Mama in 2008. Hip Mountain Mama has grown and is truly a family run business as Andy, Suzy's husband, now works with her.

Hip Mountain Mama and the people behind it promote natural parenting techniques such as breastfeeding, babywearing and attachment parenting. They also promote green, reusable and natural products and use renewable energy and recycled packaging materials. Hip Mountain Mama supports family owned business and supports environmental causes through donations of time and money.


Hip Mountain Mama has tons of great product to support a natural parenting style. They carry Natural art supplies, including Stockmar beeswax crayon blocks and Clementine paints, Cloth diapering Supplies, baby carriers, and items for the natural home.





Here is what Suzy and Andy have to say:
"We are the parents of two beautiful children and we believe it is our duty to raise our children in a safe, healthy, natural, and environmentally conscious way. To us Hip Mountain Mama is not just a business but a way of life and our little way of making the world a better place for our children and for future generations."

I couldn't have said it better myself!

The Review:



I had the opportunity to review a pair of Mukluks from Hip Mountain Mama. First off, these mukluks have been a lifesaver right after having a baby! Baby girl is a week old and these have been on my feet keeping me toasty warm. For some reason, all of my socks are missing in the chaos mountain that is the laundry and these have taken their place!

The Mukluks are made from 100% wool with a thin piece of leather sewn to the bottom. The mukluks are handmade in small villages supporting women and their families. Allowing these women to contribute to their household income is a very important and powerful thing. The mukluks are hand knit by artisan hands. Very well made.


I was afraid that the soles would be slippery on our stained concrete floors but no problems at all. I only wish they had a little thicker sole so i could wear them out of the house. They fit true to sizer and are a great accessory for winter! These would make a great gift this holiday!

Buy It: To purchase a pair of Mukluks visit Hip Mountain Mama

Cost: $12.99 (not bad for a fair trade, handmade product)

The Giveaway:
Suzy has offered a $25 Gift certificate to Hip Mountain Mama!

Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit Hip Mountain Mama and tell me your favorite item.
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
Extra Entries:
  • Become a fan of Hip Mountain Mama on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Knocked Up and Nursing on Facebook
  • Become a follower of Hip Mountain Mama on Twitter
  • Become a follower of Knocked Up and Nursing on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a URL. You can use: "#win a $25 Gift Certificate to @hipmountainmama. Visit http://knockedupandnursing.blogspot.com to enter @knockedupnursin" (can be tweeted once a day until the giveaway ends)
  • Subscribe to my blog via Email (See "connect" tab on top right)
  • Blog about this giveaway. Leave a URL.
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Giveaway will run from Thursday December 16th, 2010 at 2:00pm (CST) until December 30th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The mukluks were my own purchase and the opinions within are my own. Must be 18 year old to enter. Subject to changes.

Newborn in the New Year

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Newborn in the New Year


Newborn in the New Year event is almost here! Starting January 1st, 2011 Knocked Up and Nursing will be hosting giveaways and reviews of Parenting and Baby items. We've got some great sponsors on board so far:

Nature's Fabrics

Green Sprout Baby


GoGo Natural


Baby Girl was born last night!

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Baby is here and everyone is healthy. We ha a little girl last night at 7:18pm. She weighs 8lb 12oz. Whole family is doing great! I'll write more later. This means that The Natural Mama giveaway is closed! Thanks to all who entered.

Winners of the Merry Fluffy Christmas Event!

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I just want to say thank you to everyone who participated in A Merry Fluffy Christmas! What a great event. Here's the list of winners on Knocked Up and Nursing:

Day One:
Patti (The Clothspring)

Day Two:

Kristine

Day Three:
Katie

Day Four:
Hannah

Day Five:
Amanda

Congrats ladies! You all got some very, very nice prize packages!
Winner have been confirmed.

A Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event Day Five

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Welcome to the last day of A Merry Fluffy Christmas event! I hope that you have all enjoyed the giveaway from all the participating blogs. Let's get this started!


Day Five is over. Winner will be announced on December 8th.
Thanks to all who entered.



Green Baboon Designs
Sponsorship Spotlight


Eco Nuts
Sponsorship Spotlight



BabyLegs
Sponsorship Spotlight


Day Five Prize Package Includes:
  • One size Bamboo fitted diaper and Red PUL diaper from Baby BeeHindsUSA.
  • Set of Cloth Wipes from TerraMade Products
  • Wipes Wet bag from Baby by danish
  • Set of Dryer balls and Three White waldorf lanterns from Green Baboon Designs
  • Medium Box of Eco Nuts with a linen spray and lip balm from Eco Nuts
  • BabyLegs Grab Bag


Mandatory Entry:
  • Become a Follower of Knocked Up and Nursing on GFC
  • Follow BabyLegs on Twitter or Facebook
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
Leave ONE comment with the above entries.

Extra Entries:
  • Become a Twitter follower of Knocked Up and Nursing. Leave your username.
  • Subscribe to Knocked Up and Nursing via feedburner (on the right sidebar. 2 extra entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a URL. You can use: "#win a #clothdiapers prize package. http://bit.ly/faEfhQ @knockedupnursin " (Leave a link. Can be tweeted once a day until the giveaway ends)
  • Follow Knocked Up and Nursing on Facebook
  • Tell me your favorite item from Baby BeeHinds USA
  • Tell me your favorite item from TerraMade Products
  • Tell me your favorite item from Baby by danish
  • Tell me your favorite item from Green Baboon Designs
  • Tell me your favorite item from Eco Nuts
Earn More extra entries with each sponsor's spotlight post.

Giveaway will run from Sunday December 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM (EST) until December 7th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian RESIDENTS only. Must be 18 year old to enter. Subject to changes.



A Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event Day Four

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Day Four is over. Winner will be announced on December 8th.
Thanks to all who entered Day Four.



Welcome to Wool Wonderland. Day four of A Merry Fluffy Christmas is dedicated to all things wool.
You can read more about how AMFC works here.

Day Four Sponsors:



Lollyflower
Sponsorship Spotlight


MilkMadeMomma
Sponsorship Spotlight


Rebourne Clothing
Sponsorship Spotlight


Flora Gayle
Sponsorship Spotlight


Baby BeeHinds USA
Sponsorship Spotlight

Day Four Prize Package Includes:
  • Wool Diaper Cover (1 medium or 2 XS, winner's choice) From Lollyflower
  • Wool Soaker and Lanolin wash from MilkMadeMomma
  • Winner's choice of Wool Longies or Shorties from Rebourne Clothing
  • Two pairs of Winter Themed Wool Longies (size Large) from Flora Gayle
  • One Size Hemp Fitted Diaper with green PUL cover from Baby BeeHinds USA


Mandatory Entry:
  • Become a Follower of Knocked Up and Nursing on GFC
  • Tell me what prize you are looking forward to in today's package
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
Leave ONE comment with the above entries.

Extra Entries:
  • Become a Twitter follower of Knocked Up and Nursing. Leave your username.
  • Subscribe to Knocked Up and Nursing via feedburner (on the right sidebar)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a URL. You can use: "#win a wool #clothdiapers prize package including 5 pairs of soakers, a fitted,cover. http://bit.ly/faEfhQ @knockedupnursin @BabyBeeHinds" (Leave a link. Can be tweeted once a day until the giveaway ends)
  • Follow Knocked Up and Nursing on Facebook (2 extra entries)
  • Tell me your favorite item from Lollyflower
  • Tell me your favorite item from MilkMadeMomma
  • Tell me your favorite item from Rebourne Clothing
  • Tell me your favorite item from Flora Gayle
  • Tell me your favorite item from Baby BeeHinds USA
Earn More extra entries with each sponsor's spotlight post.

Giveaway will run from Saturday December 4rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM (EST) until December 6th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian RESIDENTS only. Must be 18 year old to enter. Subject to changes.