Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Bullet Winner

Congratulations to Amanda McCollum, the winner of last week's Baby Bullet giveaway! I'll be in contact with you shortly.

And thanks to everyone who entered!
Have a great day!

*The winner was chosen by random number generator,

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"P" is for Picnic

I'm over at Honest to Nod today with a Peculiar "P" Picnic. Perfect for picky eaters. :)

Don't forget to enter the Baby Bullet giveaway below. The winner will be announced on Monday.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Giveaway: Baby Bullet

As soon as we learned I was pregnant with Nolan, Hudson has constantly tried to convince me that we need the The Original Baby Bullet. He loves the commercials, and always drags me over to the Baby Bullet display when we're in the electronics store. I have to admit, I really want one too; so Hudson's sales pitch may actually do the trick one of these days.

Admit it, you want one, too. And today's your lucky day. One reader will win the entire collection pictured above (a $60 value). It includes everything you need to make and store a week's worth of baby food in under 5 minutes. Hudson's favorite detail is the date-dial on the storage cups. No joke. My favorite part? The whole system makes the process seem less intimidating and messy, and even a little bit fun, too.

So how do you win? Easy. You get one entry for each of the following:

  • Leave a comment on this post. Simple as that. 
  • You get an extra entry for following my blog--because I like to play favorites. ;)
  • Like my page on Facebook
  • Like Baby Bullet on Facebook
  • You also get an extra entry for each time you spread the word about the giveaway. (Twitter, Facebook, google+, etc.)
Just make sure to leave a separate comment for every entry. 

Don't have a baby around the house? Enter'd make a fantastic baby shower gift. Or you could just give it to me. I wouldn't say no. 

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering! I'll announce the winner shortly.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Blessing Day

Just a few of my very favorite photos of Nolan on his blessing day yesterday. He's really the sweetest little thing I've ever seen, so patient and good-natured. I'm one lucky mom. His pudgy little arms and legs combined with his big smiles can melt my heart in the blink of an eye. 

I'm busy today keeping a feverish big sister away from this little guy...but come back tomorrow for a really great giveaway.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Makeover: New Brows

Maybe it's just me, but in the months leading up to and the months just after a new baby are filled with some serious self-neglect. I don't feel good, I don't look good, and I'm just too tired to care. Now that life is feeling more normal and manageable, I'm starting to care again. I cut and colored my hair (after a year-long hiatus from the salon). I've started to exercise regularly, I'm eating better, I made that dreaded trip to the dentist for a much overdue checkup, and I'm trying to put a little more effort into my appearance (most days). And I have to say, now that I'm starting to look and feel better, I'm noticing I'm much more productive in other areas of my life. Funny how that works, eh?

Anyway, I was delighted when my friends at Anastasia Beverly Hills offered to send a Beauty Express brow kit my way*. I used to get my brows threaded regularly, and I loved it. Well, time and money both became issues in that scenario and once again I became a DIY-er. I'll admit, watching the product video made me a little bit nervous for several reasons: 1) I was afraid it would be too complicated, or that I wouldn't be able to make my brows look even, 2) I definitely thought the whole process would take too long to become a realistic part of my morning and 3) I was worried that none of the stencils wouldn't fit my brow shape.

I'm so happy to say I was wrong on all counts! For me, holding the stencil and filling in my brows did feel a little awkward at first, but after a couple times it was totally easy. Doing my brows this way doesn't take any longer than a minute, so time's not an issue. And the first stencil in the kit was perfect. Turns out I'm a "slim high arch." I really love the brow wax, which holds everything in place all day, yet washes off easily at night. And the brow powder is the best I've ever used. No kidding. It's got serious staying power; my brows look great all day. Plus, the stencils help you know which hairs to tweeze and which to leave so after a while your brows will actually be the same shape. ;) I tend to be a little more tweezer happy on one side than the other, so the stencils totally help with my over-tweezing tendencies. So if you're in the mood to do a little spring cleaning to your face, definitely give the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express kit a try.

*While Anastasia Beverly Hills did provide me with free product, my review is my honest-to-goodness opinion. I only say nice things when I mean it. :)

Oh, and that photo of Nolan in the bath has absolutely nothing to do with this post. But he's cute and I like him.