Friday, February 28, 2014

Snuggwugg Baby Shower Spectacular Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Snuggwugg Baby Shower Spectacular Giveaway!

MCO is very excited to be participating in this great giveaway! Good luck!

Snuggwugg™, a Huggies Mom Inspired Grant Winner and the world's only smartphone interactive pillow for babies & toddlers, is excited to announce the $1,000 Snuggwugg Baby Shower Spectacular Giveaway.
One lucky winner will receive over $1,000 in baby shower prizes and $75 in Paypal cash for all the extras you may need!

We are celebrating the upcoming launch of Snuggwugg, the innovative and award-winning smartphone interactive baby pillow that safely stops a squirmy baby during diaper changes. Snuggwugg is great for tummy time, play and travel. The official launch date is May 1st.
Retailers have begun accepting pre-orders for the Snuggwugg and demand has been very high. It will be in limited supply during the initial launch. The only way to make sure you get one is to pre-order now.

Our lucky giveaway winner will be able to get their Snuggwugg before the May 1st launch date and will enjoy some of the most sought after baby products available!

Snuggwugg has partnered with some of the most innovative and amazing baby products to give you the baby shower event of a lifetime with a prize package valued at over $1,000!
Check out a few of our amazing sponsors!
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom is offering your choice of one Boxy Backpack ($189.00 ARV). A modern classic as striking as it is well-appointed, the Boxy Backpack is a favorite of stylish mothers the world over. It’s intuitive design features an array of well-placed pockets, an easily accessible built-in changing station and multiple carrying options for maximum efficiency and versatility.
  • Two cases of HUGGIES Natural Care baby wipes brought to you by Huggies MomInspired where over $600,000 has been awarded to celebrate the ideas of entrepreneurial parents who have created solutions that bring parents and children closer together. HUGGIES Natural Care Wipes offer a sensitive, gentle clean for new baby’s naturally perfect skin. They provide a soft, sensitive clean, and are now available in a stylish designer tub that’s handy in any room!
  • Sugar Factory has provided the most delicious looking sweet treat VIP basket on the planet!
  • Visit Snuggwugg for a detailed description of all of our wonderful sponsors and prizes.
A very special thanks to all our sponsors: Huggies, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sugar Factory, Baby Jack Blankets, Lil Tights by Skights, San Diego Bebe, Baby Elephant Ears, KidSwitch, Bobee Inc, Made With Love Cards And Crafts, Assessables, Liv & Lily, Baby Dipper, Shop Zippyz, Babee Talk, The Wizor, Heavenly Hands Party Creations, Bunchees,Goodie Bag Marketing, Fashion Touch, Refresh A Baby, The Diaper Clutch, Pinkapotamus and Bee Charmer NYC. Visit them on Facebook, Twitter and their websites!

Enter to win a $1,000 Baby Shower Prize Package.

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.
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One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries.
Open to the United States.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on March 14th, 2014.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taylor and Chloe Review and Giveaway

*I received products from Taylor and Chloe for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Taylor and Chloe began in 2011, in the basement of their Portland home, when their mother was tired of spending too much money on poor quality hair accessories for her twin girls, so she decided to start making her own! She started making hair accessories and selling them in her neighborhood stores, and quickly moved beyond Portland into Seattle and San Francisco.  Their line of products has also expanded to include a wide variety of products that are twin tested and mother approved!

Little Miss is very much a girly girl!  She loves to dress up and look pretty, but she doesn't always like for me to do her hair she prefers to wear it down, but most of the time she will let me put a clip in the front to keep it out of her face, so I was thrilled when Taylor and Chloe asked me to review some of their hair accessories because cute, affordable hair accessories that will actually last are hard to find.
Photo Credits: Taylor and Chloe

When Little Miss saw what Taylor and Chloe sent for us to review she was so excited she immediately went to her closet to find an outfit that she could wear them with!  They sent us an adorable knit hat, bow clip and chiffon mini clip.  

The knit hat is black with a hot pink and black flower on it.  She wears this cute knit hat all the time and it still looks great!  I am very impressed with the quality.  Taylor and Chloe is still hand assembled in Portland and checked and rechecked to make sure it will hold up.

The pink bow is very cute and will go with just about anything!  It is very well made and reasonably priced!  Little miss has very thin hair and a lot of clips just slide right out, but this one stays in very well.

The purple chiffon mini clip is simply darling and also stays in her hair really well!  All of these accessories are very well made and seem like they will last us a long time, which is great because they are so cute!

Taylor and Chloe are generously giving one of our lucky readers a matching knit hat and leg warmer set!  How cute would this look on your little girl?  Fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to be the lucky winner of this adorable set!

Photo Credits: Taylor and Chloe

I would recommend Taylor and Chloe to anyone with a little girl that is looking for high quality hair accessories at a great price!

To Purchase:  Visit Taylor and Chloe to get yours today!

To Win:  Mommys Craft Obsession and Taylor and Chloe are giving one lucky reader a matching knit hat and leg warmer set!  Fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win!

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Congrats Heather B!!
The Giveaway will close late on the evening of March 13th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Taylor and Chloe, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Taylor and Chloe however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blast Zone Bounce House Giveaway

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Spring is in the air! Kiddos everywhere are eager for some fresh air, and I think its safe to say that parents are too!

MCO is very excited to bring you the opportunity to WIN a BlastZone jump house for your little one! Good luck!
We've all seen the fun bounce houses that you can rent for parties, but sometimes the price can be too much. With Blast Zone you can purchase a bounce house for your family at a great price! Recently, Amanda over at Open Hands was given the opportunity to review the Magic Castle Bounce House. You can head over here to read her full review.

The Magic Castle Bounce House retails for $349.99 and one of you can win one of your own. Please fill out the entry form below. This giveaway ends on Wednesday 3/12. Good Luck!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

MCO's Re-Introduction and DIY Round Up

Whether you're a new reader, or a reader who's been with us since the beginning (or close to it) I would like to personally give you a warm welcome to our blog and say thank you for your support.

Hi. I'm Alex. Owner and creator of Mommys Craft Obsession.

When I started this blog back in May 2012 it was intended to be a place for me to post recipes, DIYs, and craft projects. This was back when I actually did craft projects and a lot more DIYs. You may be wondering...what's changed? Why am I not as crafty as I once was? Four words my friend, four words.

Two Year Old Boy.

My son is my light, my gift, and my biggest blessing, but he is also my biggest time suck. Yep, he just sucks the time right out of the day. If I'm not chasing after him or making him a meal, I'm playing with him, giving him a bath, or trying to get him down for bed. By the end of the day I usually want to just put my feet up and watch some guilty pleasure TV. The last thing on my mind is crafting.

So I know, the title of my blog is a little deceiving but what are you going to do, I'm only human!

What I've learned over the last two years of blogging is that being crafty doesn't always mean that I have to craft. In my eyes being crafty represents trying new recipes, DIYing things that I would normally buy, and a skill for writing I have developed further over the course of this blog. Being crafty to me is doing everything I have to do during my day and still finding the fun in it. At least that's my version.

With all of that being said, I think it's important to do a DIY Round Up of my all time favorite DIYs and projects that I've done here on Mommys Craft Obsession. Especially for those of you who may not have been around for the original publishing :) Enjoy!

DIY Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

DIY Sugar Scrub 

DIY Felt Fruits & Veggie Platter

DIY Cell Phone Cases

DIY Printable Toddler Flash Cards

DIY Printable Bridal Shower Games

DIY Yarn Wrapped LED Candles

DIY Printable Elf on a Shelf Calendar 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hyland's Baby National Tooth Fairy Day Celebration Giveaway!

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It’s National Tooth Fairy Day next Friday, February 28th, and Hylee, the Hyland’s Tooth Fairy, has a couple tricks up her sleeve. Hyland’s will be partnering with Tooth Tissues, Jack nʼ Jill and Teething Bling to bring you a week filled with exciting events! The promotion starts right here, as I partner with all my favorite blogs to give you the chance to win 1 of 20 Complete Natural Oral Care Kits!

The Natural Oral Care Kits will include the following products:

Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets, the #1 selling infant oral pain reliever, provide natural relief of pain and irritability from teething. Teething Tablets are backed by 85 years of proven success and raving fans, who believe in the efficacy and the quality of this product. Specially formulated for infants, the formula does not contain benzocaine, artificial colors, dyes or parabens. And easy to administer dosage form, the quick dissolving tablets, melt instantly in mouth so there is no fuss!

Jack N' Jill Biodegradable Toothbrushes Jack N' Jill Biodegradable Toothbrushes come in two ergonomic designs (Hippo and Bunny) and are made of Cornstarch.They are comfy for young hands to hold and the bristles are just the right softness to be gentle on young gums, yet help clean effectively. The toothbrushes have a Cornstarch handle and recyclable nylon bristles. Simply snap off the head and place it in recycling and compost the handle—it will break down in a home compost within 2 years!! If you don't have a compost you can simply push it into the soil in your garden and use it as a plant stake or herb sign!

Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste with Organic Strawberry Flavor and Organic Calendula is suitable from six months of age and safe to swallow. It’s rich in Xylitol and is flouride, sugar, color, SLS, preservative and mint free. Organic Calendula helps to soothe young gums and Organic Strawberry flavor makes it taste YUMMY- a great way to introduce "tooth brushing", develop good habits and make it fun! Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste is made in Australia.

My Dentist’s Choice Tooth Tissues Tooth Tissues™ are certified all natural, unflavored dental wipes for baby and toddler smiles. They contain xylitol and are paraben free and unflavored, because babies do not need to be exposed to artificial flavors. As practicing dentists, Drs. Grace Lo and Jonathan Korn know the importance of cleaning babies teeth and gums after feedings and before bedtime. As parents they found that it was not always so simple. Tooth Tissues™ are the results of their efforts to find a simple pleasant way to begin good oral hygiene. You will find that they are a convenient yet effective way to comply with your pediatrician or dentist's recommendation for wiping your baby and toddlers' gums and teeth.

Teething Bling Teething Bangle Teething Bling is the original teething jewelry. Made from the same FDA-approved silicone as most teething toys, Teething Bling looks great on the adult wearer but is completely safe for baby to handle and chew. It's soft and flexible, chemical-free, non-toxic (no lead, latex, phthalates, BPAs, PVCs) and every necklace comes with a breakaway clasp as an added safety feature. It's a very simple, clever design that moms absolutely adore.

Twenty (20) Grand Prizes to be awarded!

The Grand Prizes consist of a Complete Natural Oral Care Kit, which includes the following:
Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets, 135 ct.; Approximate Retail Value (ARV) - $9.19 Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel, 0.5oz.; ARV - $7.59 My Dentist’s Choice Tooth Tissues, 30 ct.; ARV - $7.50 One (1) Jack n Jill Toothpaste, 1.76 oz., and one (1) Toothbrush; ARV - $6.99 and $4.99 One (1) Teething Bling Bangle (Brown, Coral, CC Blue, Hot Pink, Sugarplum, Tanzanite, or Tan color); ARV - $12.99!

Total ARV of each Grand Prize: $49.25

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends 2/25/14 at 1 PM EST.
You can enter until 1pm EST on February 25th. Once the giveaway closes, the fun will continue on the Hyland’s Teething Tablets Fan Page where we will be warming up for a big sampling event. Join Hyland’s on their Teething Facebook page between Tuesday, February 25th and Friday, February 28th to answer their daily question and enter for 2 extra chances to win each day! On National Tooth Fairy Day, February 28th, Hyland's will be partnering with Sampler to give you the chance to claim one of 2,000 free 40-count boxes of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets.

Head to the Hyland’s Teething Tablet Fan Page at 1pm EST for your chance to claim one. They will go fast! That’s not it… After the Sampler event, Hyland’s will be giving away more Complete Natural Oral Care Kits to 50 consumers who enter to win on the Hyland’s Tooth Fairy page on the Hyland’s Baby Website between 2/28/14 – 3/10/14. And while you’re there, you will be able to download fun teething milestone goodies including First Tooth Certificates, Badges and Tooth Charts featuring Hyland’s own tooth fairy, Hylee. These resources are available to consumers so that Hyland’s can make the teething years a bit more enjoyable and less painful for both mom and baby. Enjoy!

Thank you Hylee & Hyland’s for all of the great chances to win!

Disclosures: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment and have not been compensated for this post. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email Janessa of Thrifty Nifty Mommy at thriftyniftymommy {at} Thanks!

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Our #1 Summertime Bag Choice: Petunia Pickle Bottom's Wistful Weekender

*Mommys Craft Obsession received a complimentary Wistful Weekender to facilitate this review*

Springtime is around the corner and I know thousands of Americans are anxiously awaiting the snow to disappear and the sun to show it's beautiful rays. For some of us the sunshine means more outings to the park and pool and when you have a little one (or multiple little ones!) in tow it's important to have a bag spacious enough to tote around the essentials and a few "must have's" for the location where you're headed. 

Mommys Craft Obsession is thrilled to feature our #1 Springtime Bag Choice, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Wistful Weekender.

Although I don't discriminate against Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, the Wistful Weekender has proven itself to be one of the most versatile bags that I have ever owned, and is one of my favorites. 

Measuring at 17" (H) X 12"(W) X 13" (D), this beauty has more than enough space to pack yours or your child's essentials for a weekend trip, but the usage doesn't stop there! This bag has been used by moms across the country for several different reasons! To get more insight, I asked the moms of the Petunia Blossoms Community Facebook Group to weigh in on what they use their weekender for! 

"I use my weekender for heavy duty trips, weekends away...long day trips that will require multiple clothing changes (beach/pool) and I used it as a nursing pump bag for work as well" - Jamie P

"A Weekender is another must have PPB bag. On or off the weekend." -Maybelle G

"I purchased my Weekender to use as my hospital bag (treat to myself). I now use it for day long outings with my children and as a travel bag for overnight trips" -Jenn H

"I use my weekender as my luggage. It was my carry on for a cross country flight & for a weekend trip to San Francisco. Worked perfectly." -Bianca O.

"I love that the weekender doesn't look like a "diaper bag". It looks like a gorgeous overnight bag when I want to use it for just me and when I have my little ones its a functional and stylish bag for a long day trip!" -Pamela P

Now that you've heard from a few other PPB lovin' moms what they use their Weekender for, how about I tell you how I use mine!!

My Wistful Weekender gets used frequently in the springtime and summer months as an every day bag, but I should also mention that my 'every day' is mostly spent at the park and pool with my little guy. I love that with the weekender I can load up the bag with everything we need for a day out whether I be packing the bag full of pool towels and floaties, or a picnic lunch, big blanket, and some books. When we head over to friends houses for summer barbecues I pack Little Misters PJs and blankies, myself some comfortable pants to relax with my friends in, and anything we've been asked to bring over. With the Wistful Weekender you always seem to have space in the bag, regardless of what your packing. And I love that.

The Wistful Weekender I am featuring today is the gorgeous Lights of Lisbon print which made it's debut just a short couple of weeks ago in their Spring 2014 collection. I always find myself stalking the releases of the new prints but knowing that there wasn't anything I "needed" I had already talked myself out of buying before I saw the prints.

When I caught sight of Lights of Lisbon, my stomach did a flip flop and I knew I had to have something, anything, in that print. I'm a sucker for prints that remind me of 70's style "grandma-esq" kitchens or living rooms. Don't ask me why, I just go crazy for them! The lightbulb when on when I realized that it would be a perfect time to feature the bag I've been dying to tell you lovely readers about - the Wistful Weekender!

In true Petunia fashion the Lights of Lisbon Glazed Wistful Weekender features a portion of the print that is embroidered giving this bag a little "something extra" to enhance the print.

One of the many wonderful features about the Wistful Weekender is that this bag zips up! I know that for many moms out there, having a bag that zips is a must so that your belongings don't fall to the ground the second you bend down to assist your little one with something, and the fact that the Wistful Weekender does zip to me was something work jumping up and down for!

The Weekender (in the Facebook groups we commonly refer to the Wistful Weekender as just the Weekender so moving forward that is how I will mention it in this review) has side snaps that allow the bag to expand to accommodate extra items in your bag! Personally I am a huge fan of the side snaps because on the trips where my bag isn't stuffed full I like to have the sides "cinched" to give the bag more shape and to hold everything in a little tighter. 

Another huge feature that Petunia Pickle Bottom recently added to their Weekender is the hardware to allow your bag to be carried with a messenger strap. Until (I believe, don't quote me) Fall 2013 the Weekenders did not allow you to carry them with a messenger strap but I adore that Petunia Pickle Bottom added this great feature, it makes things a lot easier with a little one in tow and it also now allows your Weekender to be attached to the stroller either by using stroller clips or by draping the messenger strap across the handbag - if you do that, please make sure that the stroller isn't top heavy as it could be dangerous for your little passenger! 

Yes, the messenger strap IS adjustable!

As with all Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, the Wistful Weekender comes with a matching changing pad and a signature black embossed wipes case!

Now lets chat about what makes this bag truly incredible, the organization! There is one extremely spacious main compartment, 8 inside pockets, two of which feature additional pockets for organization including cell phone pockets (2) and a zippered bonus pocket! Included in the 8 pockets are 4 bottle pockets and 4 spacious main pockets. The bottle pockets are exceptionally large - with Little Mister we use to use Playtex VentAir bottles and I was able to 2 bottles per bottle pocket! If you or someone you know uses those specific bottles they could pack 8 bottles in this bag! There is also an extra feature of the sewn in key fob to clip your keys to while they're not in use! We all know that large bags tend to "eat" your keys, so I love this added feature that helps keep me just a little bit more organized!

On the front of the bag there are also two hidden pockets! These pockets aren't very deep but their perfect for storing things that may need to be reached quickly such as teething tablets or chap stick!

I have a confession: This is not my first Wistful Weekender. When Little Mister was about 5 months old Mr. Hunky was nice enough to treat me to my Passport to Prague Weekender which I immediately fell in love with because, once again, it reminded me of a 70's style grandma-esq kitchen/living room and I adored it. I am now the proud owner of two beautiful weekenders and cannot wait to start hitting the pool and park more often! 

Being in Arizona allows Little Mister and I to head out to the park even in the winter/fall months and for the Lights of Lisbon Wistful Weekender's first outing I decided to pack up and head to the park for a few hours of playtime and picnicking. Little Mister and I walked so I was able to test out the messenger strap hanging from the stroller and I absolutely loved it. I packed relatively lightly but had no problems with it being top heavy and it made my life so much easier than if I were to have carried it. 

For a 3.5 hour park venture I packed Little Misters wipes case, a cloth diaper (bumGenius 4.0), wet bag, the changing pad that the bag came with, crackers (stowed away in a bottle pocket), water for each of us (which had been removed prior to the photo being taken), my wallet, the coin purse from my Gooseberry Carryall (also by PPB), Little Misters immunization records, and my Marine Parents pouch full of mommy essentials (chap stick, hand sanitizer, etc). In the main compartment I used our PackIt lunch bag to pack two sandwiches for us and I also had space for the blanket that I laid out for us to sit on! 

Whether you're looking for an overnight/weekend getaway bag, a stylish carry-on, a pool bag, a park bag, or an everyday bag for multiples, the Wistful Weekender is a bag that will not let you down! I have used mine as a carry-on while flying with Little Mister, a pool bag, park/picnic bag, overnight bag to Nana's, headed to a barbecue bag, and even a bag just for ME! 

To Purchase: Visit Petunia Pickle Bottom and browse their selection of fabric and prints, then grab your Wistful Weekender for $139-185

To Win: Mommys Craft Obsession, Viva Veltoro, and Petunia Pickle Bottom want to give one lucky winner a Wistful Weekender in their choice of print! $185 in value! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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The Giveaway will close late on the evening of March 7th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Petunia Pickle Bottom; Mommys Craft Obsession, Viva Veltoro and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited by Law. US Only.  This article is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have NOT been provided with product or compensation by Petunia Pickle Bottom. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.