October 2011

Exederm Winner

by Maria Moser on October 31, 2011

in Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

exederm winner

186 people entered this giveaway, with 310 entries in all. The winning entry is #197, which is Angel Jacklyn. Congratulations, I’m sending you an email now!




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greeting card universe

Greeting Card Universe has a crazy number of unique, custom and personalized cards, invitations and announcements. Browse through dozens of categories, and if you don’t find quite what you’re looking for, task an artist and a new card will be created within 48 hours, at no extra charge! Cards are already easily customizable from photos to text, and Greeting Card Universe will even send your card directly to the recipient, just for the price of the stamp (internationally too!) Cards are $3.00 each, but are discounted when you buy 5 or more.

girl card photo announcement

The birth announcements and photo birth announcements are so cute; they have styles to fit every taste and can I just say that I LOVE the idea of having them mailed directly?

Greeting Card Universe has cards for occasions you’d never find elsewhere, cards in foreign languages, cute, hilarious, and even sarcastic cards.

thank ewethank ewe inside

no thank youno thank you inside

You can choose from adoption announcements, photo adoption annoucements cute or funny pregnancy announcements, and even cards for twins, triplets (and more!)

bun oven twins

They have lots of unique thank you cards and baby shower thank you cards, and like every other card they can be customized too!

thank you thank you

thank you thank you

I’m known for sending thank you notes very promptly after receiving a gift. When I had my daughter, I almost dreaded getting a gift since it became a source of stress to stay on top of the thank yous when I had a newborn baby who wouldn’t nap and wouldn’t let me put her down! At one point I ran out of cards and stationery, and I would have loved to have chosen, customized and mailed a card from Greeting Card Universe vs. dragging her to the store, looking for cards, writing it out, signing it, addressing it and getting it in the mailbox!! I know it’s maybe not quite as personal as signing and addressing it yourself but still!

If you’re looking for a unique card or any card really, check Greeting Card Universe first!

Be sure to follow Greeting Card Universe on Twitter and “like” Greeting Card Universe on Facebook!

Giveaway: One winner will receive a code for 5 free greeting cards. (ARV $15) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Red Envelope Winner

After a few duplicate entries were removed, 463 people entered this giveaway, with 778 entries in all.

The winning entry is #602, which is Tasha West Glasscock. Congratulations Tasha, I’m sending you an email now!




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royal sleeper

I received a Serta Royal Sleeper crib mattress to review for the new baby. My son is using an almost 7 year old crib mattress, which has been in near constant use for those 7 years between my daughter using it in a crib, then toddler bed, then passing it along to him. Don’t worry, we will be buying him a new one for sure!

I’m not even sure what that mattress is, but it’s the typical white/pastel flower print, vinyl exterior, stiff crib mattress. The under side of it (the side my daughter used) is actually cracked. I don’t remember how much it was, maybe $80 or so, but really, it should have been replaced at least 3 times by now!

Serta Crib Mattress 1Serta Crib Mattress 2

The mattress is not 100% organic however, it’s an excellent compromise. It has 221 continuous coils for support & durability and fully clipped perimeter border wire for firm edges and balanced support when your baby is standing. 4 corner supports and 2 side flex clips provide additional support. Over the coils, there is an ortho-insulator layer, a layer of organic cotton, then a Serta Fireblocker layer. Everything is covered with a water resistant, hypoallergenic jacquard cover. I haven’t tested the cover to see just how water resistant it is, but I initially didn’t think it was, until I read the packaging. It feels like a lovely mattress, not the plastic you expect from a crib mattress. There are also 6 vents to keep air circulating. The cover is secured with heavy binding and lock stitching.

The mattress I received actually sat in the plastic for a good month+ while we waited for our crib to ship. When we took it out we discovered a small defect where some of the lock stitching was missed. I contacted the company (the mattresses are actually made by Lajobi) not expecting much…the mattress was “free” after all, but I did want to let them know. I received a speedy response and they replaced the mattress for me! Excellent, courteous and professional customer service.

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The Serta Royal Sleeper is sold at Babies R Us with a list price of $159.99. At the time I’m writing this, it’s on sale for $129.99, and there’s an additional $20 off $125 savings. I’m sure that will be over by the time this post is published, but if you’re on their mailing list, you will likely have a 20% off coupon to use! Anyway my point is that while this mattress seemed pricey at first, you can really get it for about the same as the “cheap” crib mattresses, and it is so much nicer. I don’t doubt that it will last through crib and toddler bed use, as opposed to our “cheapie” mattress, that didn’t make it through my daughter’s crib days intact.

The mattress is a standard crib mattress size, and will fit in both cribs and toddler beds. Since it is water resistant but not water proof I think I will buy a Serta Organic Mattress Cover like the one I have to give away to one of you! The cover retails for $24.99, and is 52″ x 28″ and fitted. It’s elasticized end to end so it doesn’t shift, is PVC and Phthlate free and machine washable. The top is 100% organic quilted cotton and the underside is 100% waterproof!

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Giveaway: I have a Serta Organic Crib Mattress pad to send one winner! (ARV $24.99.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup

Time for another cloth diaper giveaway roundup! Every week, I round up cloth diaper, accessory and baby wearing giveaways for you to enter.

If you’d like me to list your cloth diaper, accessory, baby wearing (etc.) giveaway next week, send a link and description to maria at change-diapers.com, or Fill out my contact form for readers.

Duo Fab Fitted

My Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted Cloth Diaper & Duo Wrap Giveaway ends 11/2 and is open to the U.S. and Canada

diaperaps

My Diaperaps Cloth Diaper Starter Kit Giveaway from EcoBabies ends 11/3 RC

Please view my “current giveaways” in the upper left sidebar to see all of my active Virtual Baby Shower giveaways, including those that aren’t cloth diaper related!

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

*Prizes from Fuzzibunz (no set end date, ends at 25k fans) Entry is through Facebook app, must “like” them on Facebook to enter

*Sunbaby Diapers from Just Add Cloth (ends 10/28) RC

*Butterfly Boutique Cloth Diapers from Happenings of the Harper Household Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/28) RC

*Thirsties Cover & Prefold from Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 10/28) Open to the U.S. and Canada Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Cutey Baby Diaper System from Measuring Flower Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/28) RC

Moby Wrap from the Mom’s Milk Boutique Blog (ends 10/28) RC

*GoGreen Diaper from Midwestern Moms Madnatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Grandma El’s Diaper Cream from Midwestern Moms (ends 10/30) RC

*$25 Ultimate Green Store GC from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/30) RC

*Bug on a Rug Fleece Cover from Surf Mommie Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/30) RC

*Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm from The Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/30) RC

*Bumgenius Elemental from Tip Toes & Cloth Diaper Addiction Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 10/30) GD

*Oh Katy Diaper from Makobi Scribe Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/31) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Beco Baby Carrier from Peace Love & Poop Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 10/31) RC

*Kissaluvs Diaper from Everything Birth (ends 10/31) Comment on blog to enter, winner will only be chosen is 4400 Facebook “likes” are reached by 10/31

*WAHMies Wet Bag from Nature Bumz and The Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/31) Open to Canada only RC

*Thirsties Duo Diaper from Manager to Mom (ends 10/31) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*EcoPosh Fitted from NOWfamily.com and Cloth Diaper Geek (ends 10/31) Open Worldwide RC

*Itti Bitti Sweepstakes from Diapershops Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/31) Woobox Form

GoGreen Diaper from Two Monsters and a Princess Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/31) RC

Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush Salve from Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique and Brookie’s Baby Bargains Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/31) RC

Blissful Booty Diaper, Wetbag & Changing Pad Mandatory Website Registration (ends 10/31) GD

$20 Bouncing Babies GC from 17 Sirens (ends 10/31) RC

3 Diapers, Wet Bag & Eco Nuts from Eco Nuts Entry is on Facebook, must like the page to enter (ends 10/31) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto & Eco Nuts from the Eco Nuts Blog Two mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 10/31) RC

Tiny Tush Changing Pad, Newborn Diaper & CJ’s BUTTer products (ends 10/31) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Mother-Ease One Size Cloth Diaper System from Beautifully Bella Faith (ends 11/1) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Planet Wise Sports Bag from My Swim baby and Formula Mom (ends 11/1) RC

*Haute Green Swag Bag from Haute Mommy (ends 11/1) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Thirsties Duo Diaper from Why Cloth Diaper Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 11/1) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto from Tales of a Mountain Mama Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 11/1) RC

Two Fuzzibunz Elite Diapers from Cloth Diaper Blog (ends 11/1) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*RearZ Wipes from Baby Giveaways Galore Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 11/2) Open Worldwide RC

Thirsties Duo Diaper, Wrap & Fitted (ends 11/2) RC

*Applecheeks Diaper from Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/3) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Omaiki Diaper from Everything Mom and Baby (ends 11/3) Open to Canadians only

*Bummas Wipes from Inspired by Savannah Mandatory Facebook “like” and comment (ends 11/3)

MoDia Pocket Diaper from Tailor Made Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/3) RC

Rumparooz Lil Joey Newborn Diapers from Kelly Wels (ends 11/3) RC

Kawaii Heavy Duty Diaper from Adventures in Fluff Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/4)

Thirsties Duo Diaper from Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory Facebook “like” and GFC follow (ends 11/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

$25 Oeko Popo Diapers GC from Biehl Adventures Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 11/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Willow Store Dryer Balls from Mimi Loves all Eight Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/5)

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from Daily Mothering Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/5) RC

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Changing Diapers and Simple (ends 11/5) RC

Babykicks Diaper from One More Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/5) RC

*Smartipants Diaper from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

*Thirsties Duo Diaper from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

*GoGreen Diaper from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 11/6) RC

*Bebe Bottom Wipe Spray from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

Bummas Wipes from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory Facebook “like” and GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

Oh Katy Diaper from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

$20 Fancy Pants GC from Simple Open to the U.S. and Canada (ends 11/6) RC

Smartipants Diaper from Surf Mommie Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 11/6) Open Worldwide RC

Swaddlebees Simplex Diaper from Simple Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 11/6) RC

$25 Wee Willy Winks GC from Life with My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) RC

Itti Bitti Changing Pad from Heart N Butterfly Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Rumparooz Diaper from Earthy Crunchy Mama and Life With Twins Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/6) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Mini Maestro Diaper from Simple (ends 11/6) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Bumgenius 4.0 Artist Series from Preserving a Sense of Wonder, Tender Loving Cloth Diapers and iRandom (ends 11/6) RC

$25 Ultimate Green Store GC from Vanessa Robert (ends 11/7) RC

Cloth Wipes from The Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Tiny Tush Diaper & Cover from Momma in Flip Flops (ends 11/7) RC

Sweet Pea Diaper from Simple (ends 11/7) RC

$25 Ultimate Green Store GC from MI Savings Mama (ends 11/7) RC

Couture Fluff Diaper from Dibs (ends 11/7) RC

GoGreen Champ Diaper from Simple Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 11/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Mother-Ease Wizard Diaper & Booster from Simple (ends 11/7) RC

Bug on a Rug Diaper from Simple (ends 11/7) RC

Softbums Omni from Simple (ends 11/8) RC

$15 Jack Be Natural Gift Card from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/8)

Bee Changed Diaper from Sisters N Cloth (ends 11/8) RC

Smartipants Diaper from Simple (ends 11/8) RC

Thirsties Pre Wash & Super Wash from Simple (ends 11/8) RC

$20 Sandbox Lane GC from Newly Crunchy Mama of 3 Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/9) RC

Incredibum Diaper from Oh So Savvy Mom Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Nifty Nappy Newborn Diaper & Cover from The Tree Huggin Momma Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Bummis Easy Fit Diaper from Simple (ends 11/9) RC

Wooly Rounds Dryer Balls from Simple (ends 11/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Knickernappies Diaper from Wee Little Changes Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/10)

*The Willow Store Cloth Wipes from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/10) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto from Once a Mom (ends 11/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Labor of Love Diaper from Marni’s Organized Mess Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/10)

Itti Bitti Diaper from Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Changing Diapers and Midwestern Moms (ends 11/11) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto from Midwestern Moms (ends 11/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Incredibum Diaper from This Mama Loves Her Bargains (ends 11/13) RC

$20 FluffyRump GC from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/13) RC

Rumparooz Diaper from Snappy Diapers (ends 11/13)

Glow Bug Diaper from The Jacobsen Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/13)

GoGreen Diaper from We Don’t Have It All (ends 11/13) RC

Softbums Omni from One Smiley Monkey Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/15) RC

Cloth Diaper Prize Package from Sandbox Lane Must leave review on Diaperpin to enter (ends 11/15)

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Changing Diapers and Baby Giveaways Galore (ends 11/16) RC

Thirsties Duo Wrap & Insert from Children Teaching Mama (ends 11/17) RC

*Buns Up Baby Diaper from On Being a Mom Mandatory Facebook “like” and email subscription (ends 11/19) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Eco Sprout Detergent from Baby and the Chis (ends 11/19) RC

*Monkey Toe Diaper from Baby and the Chis (ends 11/19) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto from Sapsmama (ends 11/19) RC

*6 Bumgenius 4.0 Cloth Diapers from Squishy Tushy (ends 11/20) RC

Planet Wise Wet/Dry Sport Bag from Children Teaching Mama (ends 11/21) RC

*giveaways that have been listed in a prior week’s roundup
RC Entries collected via Rafflecopter
GD Entries collected via Google Docs Form

You may enter any “family friendly” giveaway in the linky below. The form Blog name – Giveaway Item – Ending date works well. Please at least include the item and end date, and link directly to the giveaway.

View my where I list my giveaways post, to find more places to link up your giveaways!





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