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Giveaway Winners Announced

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I’am very late in getting my winners announced for the Seatsnug Giveaway and the Precious Girls Club Giveaway… my apologies!

The winner of the Seat Snug giveaway is commenter #21 Brandy

The two winners of the Precious Girls Club Giveaway are Nancy J and Tammy E.

Thank You to all who entered the giveaway and remember to enter our current giveaway for a chance to win some loot from Bumkins!

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Stila Makeup at Rue La La

Rue La La is a site similar to Hautelook and others of it’s genre. At Rue La La you’ll find high fashion at a fraction of the cost, 60-80% in most cases. Remember the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags we picked up for 65% off? Same idea here.

Tomorrow Rue La La will open the Stila (high end makeup) Boutique. The catch is the boutiques are only open for 2-3 days and then Poof! their gone!

In order to shop at Ru La La you must be invited by a member. Once you are a member, you can invite others to join in your shopping pleasure! When your friends make their first purchase, you’ll receive a $10 credit. Pretty Cool right?

So here’s how to start shopping at Rue La La.

1. Visit and click on “invited by a member”.

2. Enter this email address as your key to get in:

That’s it! Happy Shopping!

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Bumkins Review & Giveaway

Recently i was given the chance to try out a new diaper cover on Siena from Bumkins. Many of you already know that we use two different types of diapers, Seventh Generation and Gdiapers. For those of you who are’nt aware, Siena had a rash issue that we could’nt figure out and we had to switch to cloth diapering.

I have never been a fan of the thought of washing poo from my diapers and therefore we chose to go with Gdiaper, because we could flush them! However, i was told that Gdiaper inserts worked well inside the Bumkins diaper cover, so we gave it a try.

First, i was impressed by all of the design choices. I’am big on “nice looking things”, so the fact that Siena’s bum looked ridiculously cute, won me over a little ;) Bumkins has 25 different designs to choose from in their waterproof diaper cover.

Bumkins waterproof diaper is made of nylon with a waterproof laminate. Up to this point, i have only used to cloth diapers, so this was a new concept for me to take in. What if it leaked? Where would the liquid go? Well if this was a quality diaper, i suppose i would’nt have to worry about these questions.

I placed a Gdiaper insert inside the Bumkins Waterproof diaper cover and slipped it on Siena. Many of you are currently using Gdiapers, so it’s important to note that their is a front leak sheild in the front and the Gdiaper insert slips right into this pocket, as would a prefold or contour diaper. As i placed it on Siena i noticed that the cut of the diaper was just right. It was cut narrow enough to fit right in between her little legs without extra fabric bothering her. The diaper cover has a unique air vent system that keeps baby cool, by letting out heat, thus reducing the risk of rashes. *Bonus* Woo Hoo!

On the front of the diaper cover there is a long strip of velcro and the tabs can be placed anywhere on this strip to create a custom fit. The one thing i noticed is that the tabs are a bit stiff. However, i’am told with a few washes that these will soften up. As with any cloth diaper, it’s important to remember to cover the strip completely by the tabs when laundering to protect the velcro and keep it looking tip top.

I left Siena in the Bumkins diaper a little longer than normal (about 3 hours), so that i could really get a feel for it. After three hours, we had NO LEAKS and the Gdiaper insert was held in place right where i had originally placed it. Want to know what i liked the most? Because there were no leaks, i did’nt have to wash the cover! Ha! However, washing these bad boys seems pretty cut and dry to me. Because of their material, you can just rinse them off with a diaper sprayer or your good ol’ sink and their dry in just minutes. *Bonus*

I would definately recommend the Bumkins diaper cover to a friend (you)! They are super easy to work with, meaning little hassle for you. Just wait until you check out all of the fun designs. You won’t be able to pick just one!

A few facts about Bumkins waterproof diaper covers:

-Can be used with any prefold or contour diaper.
-Lightweight and durable
-Easy care and virtually leakproof
-Front inside flap holds diaper in place
-Air vent in back keeps diaper area cool
-Extra leg gussets for leak protection
-Machine or hand wash, hang dry
-PVC, Phthalate & Vinyl Free.
-Made in the USA

So what is it that were giving away? One lucky reader will receive a Chunky Monkey print Bumkins diaper cover in size medium (15-23 lbs) and a Chunky Monkey waterproof quickee bag, perfect for a quick change on the go.

How do you win?

Visit and click on the “shop” tab. Pick out your favorite Bumkins product. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which one you chose.

Extra entries:

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Guess what? It’s also Bloggy Carnival Time. You’ll find this giveaway as well as almost 1500 more giveaways from Mom bloggers just like me!

Please leave a seperate comment for each type of entry. Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end on February 7th at midnight.

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Robeez- $10.92 has many styles of Robeez on sale for $10.92! Shipping was $5.95 for me. Lots of cute ones to choose from!

February is Quality shoe month at “Deal”ectible Mommies, so stay tuned for chances to win some amazing shoes!

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Blog Launch: Keeping up with Tiny Titan

I want to share a blog with you that i think may be of benefit to many of you. You read about the the Peter’s familywho is auctioning off just about everything they own on ebay with a starting bid of $20,000 to help pay for the medical needs of their two sick children.

Many of you may be in the same situation that the Peter’s family is in right now. Perhaps some of you have been in the same situation. Perhaps you have not faced the need to do anything and everything you can to take care of your child. I know i have not faced such a catastrophe, which makes me want to reach out to people in such a position more.

Today Keeping up with Tiny Titan was launched. Keeping up with Tiny Titan is a brand new blog about the challenges parents face with the catastrophic costs of special needs children. The mastermind behind Tiny Titan is award winning author of Tiny Titan, Ann Yurcek.

In 1989, the Yurceks sixth child, Becca was born with a rare genetic disorder, and while she struggled to survive, her family tumbled into poverty. Tiny Titan is the true and inspirational story of their journey out of poverty and the many miracles they received along the way.

In the spirit of giving back, they adopted and reunited five siblings separated in foster care. And for their new children they fought for resources in mental health and child welfare with the same tenacity they had fought for Becca in the medical world. Other’s said their journey was impossible, but they proved them wrong.

For many of you with special needs children, i believe this will be of great benefit. For those of you who are blessed with a healthy family, i encourage you to visit Keeping up with Tiny Titan and open your hearts to the struggle these parents face everyday.

I encourage you to visit my my post on the Peter’s family and donate anything you feel you can. This family is in need of great help and it takes each and every one of us to help make a difference.

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Anne Lewin Pj’s – $12.40 a pair!

Amazon has some great pj’s at a ridiculously low price.. You can get the Anne Lewin Women’s Reversible Printed Notch Neck PJ Set or the Anne Lewin Women’s Reversible V-Neck PJ Set
for $12.40 (reg. $66)!

These look really comfy, so stock up and save big! Remember Free shipping on orders of $25 or more. You’ll need a slickfiller of at least $.20 to access free shipping with a two pair order.. visit slickfillers and add a item to your cart to qualify for free shipping.

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Silver Cross Dazzle for $89.99 – Black Only- Hurry! has the Silver Cross Dazzle for $89.99 (MSRP $349.99)! Black Only! I LOVE strollers and have owned and tested many. Silver Cross is by far, my favorite make of stroller (We are currently using the SC Linear Freeway and the Dazzle). Very well made, amazing construction and beautiful from any angle.

These typically go fast, so jump on this deal!

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