Children’s Book Giveaway – Bear’s Birthday!

My baby is turning 3 in a few weeks. I’m celebrating by giving away a copy of one of our favorite books, Bear’s Birthday!

Bear’s Birthday was released in the last year and is the latest book in a series of 8 best-selling books featuring Bear. Although not overtly a counting book the story starts with Bear blowing up 10 balloons in preparation for his party. As the written story progresses, a separate story unfolds within the illustrations as a balloon escapes, is popped, or lost. By the end of the book, Bear has had a great party and all the balloons are gone.

This book is a great BIRTHDAY GIFT for any 1-4 year old but is perfect year round. I’ve often paired it as a gift with the Leapfrog Birthday Cake

We read quite frequently and my son loves the page wear Bear blows out his candles. He blows the candles with Bear. So stinkin’ cute. There’s one problem though … we often get stuck on the page early in the book with a choo choo train. As in, he gets mad if I try to turn the page because he wants to keep looking at the picture!

Yes, he’s now a Thomas and Chuggington carrying train obsessed little boy! We’re going to take him on a train ride with the Easter bunny for his birthday and I’ll be gifting him a copy of Magic Train Ride.

Publisher Description:
Bear’s Birthday
Join Bear as he celebrates his birthday in this latest addition to the bestselling Bear series. Help Bear count backwards from 10 to 0 and find out who is making his balloons disappear.

Ages 2 to 6 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter

To win a copy of this fun book enter using the Rafflecopter form below. I’ll be so happy if you do and consider every entry a Happy Birthday to my baby. :)

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Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event – Fall in Love with Fluff!

Fall In Love With Fluff - Valentine's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event

Are you ready to fall in love with fluff
and win $500 of cloth diapers and accessories?!

Welcome to the Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway Event presented by Daily Mothering and Eco-Crazy Mom! Over 100 blogs are coming together to celebrate our love for fluff with this awesome Valentine’s Day giveaway! We are giving away a Cloth Diaper Prize Pack valued at $500 to one lucky winner!!

Fall In Love With Fluff is sponsored by Sandbox Lane and Kissed By The Moon!

ONE WINNER will receive this ENTIRE prize pack:
(most colors/prints will be winner’s choice)

Fall In Love With Fluff $500 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack

This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on February 7th, 2011.

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Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer GIVEAWAY

A few weeks ago I posted about the sad fate of my 20+ year old Conair Hair Dryer. Well, great news, the fine folks at Conair have taken pity on me and sent a replacement dryer! One for me and another for one of you!

Check it out the “before” and “after”!

My new Conair Infiniti Pro Volume Boost Dryer positively gleams next to its predecessor, even in my lousy cell-phone pic:

There’s no doubt that this baby dries hair a LOT faster. I find myself using the WARM setting the most too, which I’m assuming is better for my hair than the near-scorching HOT on my old dryer. On top of that, I now have ground-fault protection built into the plug apparently. Score one for safety! :-D

My only minor complaint is that this sucker is heavy, at least compared to what I’ve been using for decades. But I guess that goes with the territory when you upgrade to an AC motor and ionic ceramic technology.

I have to admit to being a little perplexed by the attachments, especially the volumizing one. But Conair has some helpful videos linked on the product page. You can see one woman using the volumizer for refined curls and another woman with straighter hair using it to create volume. Then I found these on Youtube:

The orange dryer in the 2nd video is basically the same hair dryer except that model does not come with a volumizing pick. I’ve got some practicing to do but I’m going to have fun trying out new techniques.

So you want one too now, right? Conair sells this bad boy on its site for $59.99 but savvy shoppers can find it elsewhere (Amazon!) on sale for significantly less. Of course you’ll want to try your luck at winning one first! SEE FORM BELOW FOR ENTRY!

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