And the Winner Is…(UPrinting)

Sally is the winner of the UPrinting canvas giveaway! Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy the prize lots! 🙂

(I used and comment 6 was the winner.)


Tots and Me–Baby Shower Celebration #Giveaway–Picky Sticky!

I am joining in with Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy. Her Baby Shower Celebration has been extended into April due to unforeseen circumstances. The review that follows is written by Tots and Me.

Tots and Me
A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about Picky Sticky

These milestone monthly onesie stickers are great! I have so far used 3 of the stickers. The pack I chose had a “0” month for newborn, and while I didn’t get to use it on the day of baby Harold’s birth (because I hadn’t received them yet) I used them as soon as I could. 
Don’t you just love the cute little dinosaur.
Each month the dinosaur is different.
These hand designed stickers are super cute and so easy to use. They come packaged in a cellophane package and each month’s sticker is on it’s own backing. 

They come off very easily and are a cinch to apply to your baby’s onesie. As they are transparent you can choose whatever color plain onesie you think will complement your design. When you are done taking your pictures the sticker comes off easily and can even be reused. I decided to put mine on a sheet of computer paper onto which I will then write any special memories as they happen in the coming month. I plan to keep the papers in baby Harold’s baby book. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with to reuse your stickers. (It is almost Earth Day after all).

There are so many designs to choose from. Check out the Picky Sticky site. There are choices for boys and girls and even neutral stickers for those who prefer NOT to know the gender of their baby beforehand. In addition there are First Milestone Stickers and Belly Stickers for pregnant mommies. I think these would make a wonderful baby shower gifts and right now they are on sale (the sets that are usually $19.95 are currently $12.95).  They also offer free shipping for orders over $20.00

Don’t forget to check Picky Sticky out on Facebook and on their blog.

Of course, as a part of my Baby Shower Celebration you have a chance to win a set of your very own Picky Sticky Monthly Milestone Onesie Stickers. Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. I have to mention that I know I do not usually have so many entries on my Rafflecopter forms. However, these wonderful ladies are helping to share my Baby Shower Celebration and I offered them a spot or two on said form. Remember, you don’t have to fill in every entry (there are only 2 mandatory entries) but each entry you complete increases your chances for winning and I would love for you to follow these great ladies who are helping me.

Disclosure: I received  a set of Picky Sticker Monthly Stickers for free as a part of my Baby Shower Celebration. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and will be good for my readers.

This giveaway uses Rafflecopter–please go over to the original post on Tots and Me to enter!

#Giveaway from UPrinting–A Rolled Canvas Print

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats, Sally!


As you know, we’ve been dabbling in some attempts to take great pictures. We occasionally happen to snap a pretty decent shot of the kids, but usually only when they are in two different photos. One of these times, we’ll get it just right and have something worth hanging in the living room, but for now, we tend to print photos of the kids by themselves, and that’s ok, too.

Recently I was contacted by UPrinting to take a look at their rolled canvas prints, and I have to tell you, I fell in love with the idea. You pick an image that you like a lot (because let’s be honest, this is going on canvas, you’re going to want to keep it for a long time). Upload that image to their website and place the order. It’s a one business day turnaround (plus 2 for shipping), and voila! you have a “classier and more sophisticated” piece of art (or photo hanging) to place in your home.

UPrinting’s canvas prints start at $13.11 for an 8″ x 10″ and can be made as big as 40″ x 60″. If you’d like to stretch or frame the rolled canvas print, you can even get it with a 2″ border. The images are printed on “premium artist canvas material” and with soy ink (more environmentally friendly).

I know we’re excited about this because we’ll definitely take advantage of sealing up one of those great memories (like maybe ‘lil Man’s first birthday/smash cake photos or one of our wedding photos) and having it forever. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, head over to UPrinting to get your own canvas printing…or…you can enter this giveaway for a chance at a free print!

1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.
5. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM and I will pick the winner using

How to Enter:
Mandatory: Leave me a comment–what picture would you get on a canvas print?

1. Like UPrinting on Facebook (leave me a comment with your Facebook name, saying you did)
2. Follow UPrinting on Twitter (leave me a comment with your twitter name, saying you did)
3. Add UPrinting to Google+ Circle (leave me a comment with your Google+ name, saying you did)

Prize Information:
1 pc. rolled canvas print for one (1) winner
16” x 20”
With 2-inch border or No border
1 Business Day Turnaround
*Free shipping
Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

Good luck!

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Felt Play Food #giveaway (I Made It! Market Jr.)

Update! drew comment #17 as the winner.

Congratulations, Tom!


Next Saturday, all of you should head down to Bakery Square and check out I Made It! Market Jr.! There are many reasons. It’s a great way to enjoy Earth Day. It’s Family Fun in the Square (and parking is free). Thirty artists will be selling handmade goodies–this time around, it is geared toward goodies for kids. AND, more importantly, because you really need to check out the handmade felt creations by Leslie of chikin feathers!

Leslie is a Pittsburgher, a mom, an accountant, and an avid crafter. She is handy at lots of different crafts, but will be showcasing her latest passion, felt play food, at I Made It! Market Jr. next Saturday. A few years ago, Leslie started hand stitching felt play food for her daughter (who wanted food that was prettier than plastic). Lucky for us, she is now marketing her wares, and let me tell you, they are gorgeous and see pays so much attention to detail! They are so awesome, I almost crawled through my computer trying to eat these goodies. I mean, who wouldn’t want to try?

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(I know that ‘lil Man is going to be drooling all over these, and ‘lil Miss A will be feeding her babies yummy treats. Can’t blame them!)

Hopefully you’ll be able to make it out to I Made it Market! Jr. next Saturday (April 21) in Bakery Square from 12-4 PM. Stop by Leslie’s booth and tell her I sent you. Pick up some of these goodies for the ‘lil ones in your life! If you can’t make it on Saturday, Wildcard in Lawrenceville carries some of Leslie’s products, and she’ll be opening up her Etsy Shop soon. She will be expanding to felt notebooks, childrens games, hair accessories and other felt items as well as eventually offering patterns for sale!

But, because Leslie is so great, she has teamed up with me with a giveaway of a set of her felt play food! One of you will be lucky enough to receive a set of felt play food–the pancakes and strawberries (pictured above)! Leslie will ship the set to the winner after Saturday’s show.

Here are the details:
-Readers have until 11:59 PM on Friday, April 20 to enter. The winner will be picked via, notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to reply.
-Leslie will send the winner their goodies.
-Entries can be earned by:
1. Mandatory–Comment on this post. Which of the felt foods is your favorite?
2. Optional–“Like” I Made It! Market on Facebook. Come back here and leave a comment telling me you have (include your Facebook name).
3. Optional–RSVP for I Made It! Market Jr. on Facebook. Come back here and leave a comment telling me you have (include your Facebook name).
4. Optional–Enter another I Made It! Market Jr. giveaway hosted by any of the other bloggers who’ve teamed up with the artists, come back here, and tell me which one(s) you entered! (1 comment per each.)

Lots of chances to win, good luck!


Here are the other bloggers and artists who are participating:
1. Gina is hosting a Very Merry Glass night light giveaway. (You can bet I’ll be throwing some money down on one of the ellie night lights!)

2. Dawn is hosting a giveaway of a personalized set of a onesie, a blanket, and four burp cloths from Grace in Abundance.

3. Dina is hosting a Gillie Beans Boutique roll-up crayon case giveaway.

4. Michelle is hosting a giveaway of a photography session with Anne Lopez Photography–go enter!

As more bloggers and artists enter, they will be listed here. Good luck!