5.31.2009

Molly, you big winner you!

Random.org picked number 4, which is Molly of Stilettos and Diapers! So Molly, come on down and collect your prize!

Email me your contact info, and I'll have them ship out your book right away!

I have another giveaway starting either later today or tomorrow, so come back ya'll!

5.25.2009

Speak baby, speak! *A giveaway!*


Call me crazy, but I'm a big fan of communication. I don't quite know why, but it just seems to make the world an easier place to live in. And when I say "world," I really mean my home. Because, I'm a stay at home. My home seems to be my world these days.

I'm also a big fan of baby sign language. I used it with Taylor when he was a baby, and unfortunately against all the rumors, he still ended up speaking at the same time all the other kids his age did. I was really hoping it might delay things a bit, and I could continue to enjoy the quietness of my home.

But, that's beside the point.

He picked up quickly and soon I could find out just what was going on in that little baby mind of his. It was awesome and I felt so connected to him even before he uttered his first words.

So now, I'm starting to get into the groove with Chloe. And this time, I'm not just searching the Internet for key sign language techniques. This time, I'm going where all the dummies go.  See below:

The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Baby Sign Language, Second Edition, introduces parents to the 150 most common signs nonverbal babies are able to understand and can use to communicate with adults. Fifty new illustrations added to the second edition simplify learning for parents. New and expanded information includes:

•       A section on “Baby Sign Language Express” – shows parents how to teach their babies to sign language in just two weeks.
•       Demonstrations and techniques for teaching baby—and others—to sign
•       Ways to identify and create signing opportunities
•       How to combine two signs to make a sentence
•       Using signs to communicate wants/needs
•       Using signs to express feelings and emotions
•       Signs for helping baby understand
•       Signing to promote potty training
•       Fun signing activities
•       Verbal development   

While Chloe is still in the early stages, I'm absolutely excited that this time I am so much more informed on how to communicate with her!

Now if only they had a book like this for husbands...

Here's the good news.  They are offering one of my readers a copy of their own book!  

You want it?

1.  Follow this blog
2.  Follow Le Musings of Moi
3.  Twitter it
4.  Facebook it
5.  Blog it

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!  I'll announce the winners next Sunday, May 31.

5.24.2009

Fresh Faces


I'm a hybrid kind of girl. I prefer products that have dual purposes. Such as chocolate the helps you lose weight while eating it. A couch to sit on that burns calories while you do nothing. Babies that snuggle and change their own diaper. You know the kind of stuff that has lots of benefits all in one.

As with the things I listed, sometimes finding just the right dual purposed product is hard to come by. So, when you find a good one, you absolutely need to share with all the other busy chickies in your life.

So here you go. Something I've been trying out, that I think I might really love. While it doesn't help me lose weight or taste like chocolate, it does help with flawless skin and looking beautiful all at once.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation not only keeps your face free from shine, but it also prevents your pores from clogging in the summer heat WHILE the salycilic acid works to banish blemishes. Did you catch all that? Three things in ONE product!!! And it last 12 hours long!

Available in 6 shades and in every possible drug store you can think of, there is no reason not to run out and give this product a shot. You will most definitely get your $7.50 worth!

There is no time like the summer to put your best face forward, and this is product to help do just that!

You get to save your baby bootie!!!

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the most amazing thermometer ever!

And the winner is......

Dree from Juicer Girl!

Click contact me, and we'll work out the details so that your babies bootie can be saved right away!!! You have 48 hours before I choose another winner!

I have yet another giveaway starting tomorrow, and actually maybe even two this week. And trust me, they are gooo-ooood!


5.17.2009

Saving the baby bootie...



A baby's butt is the sweetest thing. And I think they'd like us to keep it that way. I mean, I know I certainly wouldn't want my temperature taken from my bootie. But, you know, that's just me.

That's why I was all about testing out this Exergen Temporal Scanner. The thing is, I have tried others like it, but I never get an accurate read. I will feel totally healthy and fine, and the reading will tell me I'm dying of either overheating or hypothermia. Not reliable. Not cool.

But since getting this amazing thermometer we've been healthy and it actually agrees with us. Each and every time.  Forehead reading, ear reading, either way.  It's accurate.  Reliable.  Very cool.

What's even better... No cute baby booties were harmed in the process. In fact, they can sleep away and not even know what's going on. I mean really, does it get any better? Um, no. It doesn't.

Okay, so now that you know I have given this my Le Musings Stamp of Approval, it's time for the facts.

The Exergen TemporalScanner is an infrared thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off a person's forehead (via the temporal artery) it is non-invasive, easy-to-use (only takes 2 seconds) and extremely accurate. This high-tech thermometer is a great tool for Dr. Mom and for new/expecting parents. No ears and no rears, parents will never again have to go through the painful experience of taking their sick toddler's temperature rectally or uncomfortably.

With two dozen studies attesting to its accuracy and reliability, almost 50 percent of hospitals and pediatricians are using the Exergen TemporalScanner and recommending it to parents everywhere. The TemporalScanner has the medical accuracy every mom wants when tending to their sick child along with the gentle touch that a mother provides.


So head on out to Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Us or Sams Club and get one.

OR....you can enter the giveaway. Because one of you lucky people get to own one for free.

I'm the girl with the hook ups, I take care of my peeps.

So enter to win...

One entry: Become a follower of The Haute Stuff (or let me know if you already are.)
Another Entry: Become a follower of Le Musings of Moi (or let me know if you already are.)
Another: Twitter It (link it here)
And another: Facebook it (link it here)

I will post the winner on Saturday, May 23.

*Review thanks to Mom Fuse!*

5.15.2009

Watchdogz Winner

Hey guys!

Thanks for being patient. It's been a long week unpacking and getting settled in the new house. But I have finally chosen a winner.

Or rather, random number generator did.

And the big winner is:

lezanac...who requested a boys set! You have 48 hours to contact me or I will be picking another winner.

Also, I have an awesome review and giveaway all set to go on Monday. So make you come back and check it out!


5.06.2009

Watchdogz: A review & giveaway!!!

I have to thank Mom Fuse for this, because although our kids can bug us some days, and there are times we wish they would 'get lost' we certainly don't mean it. Right? (Nod your heads people!)

That's why you need to try out these awesome Watchdogz Tattoos! Especially with summertime coming up and all those outdoor activities and vacations right along with it, you will find these even more helpful.

Here's the cool thing, you tattoo your child and then it comes with a special pen so that you can write whatever phone number is relevant for the day!

Going to the park with the babysitter? Write her number.

Field trip with the school? Their number.

See, kinda cool, huh?

Now guess what, Watchdogz is offering a set to giveaway to my readers.  Go check them out, and then here's what you have to do to get your entries:
  • Become a follower of this blog.  Leave a comment telling me so. (also, let me know if you want a boys or a girls set!)
  • Become a follower of Le Musings of Moi.  Leave another comment telling me so.
  • Vote for my video on Momversations.com.  And yup, you guessed it, leave another comment telling me so.
  • Blog about this contest, and (say it with me) leave a comment telling me so.
I'll be running this contest though next Tuesday, the 12th.  I'll announce the winners on Wednesday the 13th.

5.03.2009

S.H.O.P (Start Helping Our Planet!)



Thanks to Mom Fuse, I recently had the opportunity to test out yet another set of awesome reusable bags. Which, apparantly, I love and can't seem to get enough of.

My latest favorite?

Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Totes.

Here's what I love about them. They have a variety of awesome prints, so there really is something for everyone. (My favorite ones are the set above!) The other thing I love...they fold up into these tiny little squares and then they snap up so that you can toss them into your purse so that you'll never forget to bring them into the store with you.

Because really, what's the point of a reusable bag if you are always leaving them at home or in the car. (Like I seem to do.)

And the best thing I love about them? The price. Three bags for $20.

You must try.

They also have the cutest jewelry...Here's a blurp from their website all about it...

Calypso Studios debuted in January 2007 with a line of jewelry and accessories created from the earth's natural elements: clay, shell and glass. The new line was immediately embraced and praised for the unique designs and mediums. The designs are on-trend and span the ages in both technique and the persons choosing these distinctive and exclusive designs. More than a conversation piece, Calypso Studios jewelry symbolizes good taste for an independent spirit. It is our hope that this art will bring much pleasure to who wear it. Calypso Studios jewelry indeed serves to commemorate life’s happy moments.

Aren't you glad I'm here to help you not only save the planet but to spend money as well?

Happy S.H.O.P.(ping)....http://calypso.cameoez.com/catalog/

The Heathy Minded Winners!

Drum roll please....

The winners of the Joyce Meyers Giveaway are:

LibbyRami

and

masonsgranny59

Email me soon with your addresses and we'll get these right out to you!

If you didn't win...stay tuned. Because in the next weeks there will be more giveaways to come.

And anyway, if you follow Le Musings of Moi & The Haute Stuff, then you're a winner in my book.

Cheesy, yes. I know.