Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh What A Day

So I try not to make this a babbling blog, BUT I have had a not so wonderful day. SO I needed to vent. Last night hubby had his turn as putting my 16 month old to bed (we alternate so that we each get to take turns doing the bath then bed thing). An hour after DS went down he started crying, not typical of him, he cried for maybe 10 minutes, but went back to sleep. He did this several times before I finally went up there at 10:30 and he had sharted, so he needed his diaper changed. I changed him, rocked him, put him back in his bed.

2:30 am rolls around. I hit hubby and tell him "your turn" after ehh...30 minutes of hitting him to get up, he rolls out of bed and comes back an hour later. Maybe just wanted to cuddle? Who knows. He IS sprouting a couple of more teeth, so this certainly could have been it, but none-the-less, not normal for him. Since I stopped nursing, he has been sleeping through the night, with no problems, so I am not sure what happened.

Anyhoo, I wake up at the alarm at 6:30 and ya know what shows up Aunt Flow! Now, the only reason that I am even bringing this up is because she is 6 days early from last month and I had my pretty pink thongs on (fingers crossed that they are not ruined), but I am just not liking this never knowing when she is going to pop up. At the beginning I stopped taking birth control pills. This was after the pills, IUD, and ring. It appears that my body will spot CONSTANTLY when I am on any form of birth control. And that just plain sucks. SO I decided to start tracking it myself, I mean OTHER women do this with great success. I downloaded an app for my phone (Period Diary), and I have been using this since (it can track all symptoms, weight, temp, etc) and this particular CLEARLY stated AF was to arrive in SEVEN days, not this morning. Now, with that being said my cycle is all out of whack since I have been on BC for so long, but I guess I didn't realize to what extent.

And to make matters worse I am pretty sure I have a UTI. I haven't had one in so long and I am so miserable. Now I recognize that things could be worse, but I think first day of unknown AF, severe lack of sleep, and a UTI all within a couple hours just made this day pretty crappy. I hope everyone else had a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kindle Giveaway Event

Are you a blogger looking to increase your social media exposure?
Join Giveaway Promote for their upcoming Kindle Giveaway Event!

This event will be held from April 9th-22nd.
You can sign-up until April 2nd.

Prize: A Kindle, Kindle Touch or Kindle Fire, exact prize to be determined by participation.
Cost: $5 for two links (Facebook and Twitter). $2 per additional link.
Other details: Giveaway will run for two weeks and will be open to residents of the United States or Canada.

Sign up for the Kindle Giveaway event

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PhotoTrax Review and Giveaway!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Mom Blog Society Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

As most of you know I am pretty new to the blogging scene, but I have found it to be a kind of calming. Getting to share my life with others. What’s for dinner, what the kids are up to, and the BEST thing is GIVEAWAYS. I mean, who doesn’t like to get something for NOTHING right?

So, I saw the opportunity to review a product called PhotoTrax. I went to their webpage and saw all of the really cool things you could do with these and how actually inexpensive they are. So when I was picked to be able to review them I was pretty excited and eagerly awaited for their arrival.

So since hubby gets Saturdays to do what he wants, I was able to get to get these up and photo’s in them today! My package came with 4, which each hold 3 4x6 photo’s. These things literally took 2 minutes to put up, they even came with the removable sticky tabs. With that being said, these can literally be put anywhere, even in apartments where you may not be able to put in nails.

My mom noticed them as soon as she walked into the living room and commented on how cool they are. I got right on PhotoTrax website to show her how really awesome these look. If there wasn’t a window behind my bed I would’ve went with that look. These really are a great idea and you can pop in different pictures in a second, which for me, is the best selling point!
So here is your chance to win this cool product!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Mom Blog Society Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cloth Diaper Giveaway a $546 Value!!

Booty Buns Giveaway Event
Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.
Here's your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns...

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
In case you haven't heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!
Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child's skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to "go green" and "give charity." Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in the US and third-world countries. Booty Buns is the exclusive cloth diapers donator for Operation Showers Of Appreciation, and they are also donating diapers to babies that have severe medical issues here in the US. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

And now for the giveaway!!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
ONE WINNER will receive this gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
Sign in using your Facebook account OR your name and email address.
Click "Do It" for instructions on how to complete each entry.
There is no mandatory entry. Complete as many entries as you wish.
The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!

Please also go here for your chance to win some more fluff!

The Great WAHM Event

Alas! I chance to win something different in fluff! 

Several bloggers have teamed up with some of the best WAHM's (work at home mama's) to bring you some super awesome things. You do not have to "like" every page, or "follow" every WAHM on Twitter....but WHY not? This will not only give you a better chance to win, BUT will keep you up to date on any specials, seconds, clearance, or a sneak preview on some of these great WAHM's items! 

Here are all of the wonderful bloggers helping you win!
Hosted By:  Green Baby Goods
I Heart Giveaways                      Chic Foodies
Made By Gen                              Taking Time For Mommy
Giveaway Promote                             Our Share of Crazy
Catching Each Breath                        Incognito Crunchy
Picture Clusters                                  The Rebel Sweetheart
SJB My Photopage                             The Frugal Free Gal

I encourage you to take a look at all of these mama's facebook pages and see what they offer. You are not only supporting a family, but you are also helping in protecting our planet with all of these earth friendly items!

We will be drawing one winner for each prize below. But by completing one form, you have a chance of winning one of 21 different items!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th!

Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lucky Clover Event

Welcome to the Saint Patrick's Lucky Clover Event! Together with Anderson's Angels and Joy Of Momma Joyner, we are excited to be a part of a fun blog hop with a total of 30 bloggers! There is a great prize package valued at $25 or more on each blog! You'll definitely want to hop on to all the blogs to enter!

This event is going to be open from 12:01am EST Saturday, March 17, 2012 through 11:59pm EST Friday, March 23, 2012. Don't delay, start entering now! :)

ALSO... Visit either one of the two host blogs linked above and find a CASH GIVEAWAY valued at $75! EASY to enter on a Rafflecopter form!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Giveaway Extravaganza


Carmen's Coupon Blog has teamed up with several other amazing blogs to bring you all

The March Giveaway Extravaganza

Dates: March 8th - 21st 2012
Prize: $50.00 PayPal Cash or Amazon Code
All Entries Are Optional
Bonus Entries Have Been Included If You Do All Entries
If You Dont Have Time To Do Them All Today Do Some Today
And Come Back Tomorrow And Finish The Rest

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


OK let me start out by saying that I am new to blogging. The “every blog I have written” could fit on one page new. But with that being said I have come a long way in a very short period, and I am pretty proud of that. I decided about a year ago that I wanted to start my own business, a green business. And not one that is just online, but I want one that a mama could walk into, try on baby carriers, pick up a cloth diaper, and smell some “green” detergents. So I have started the process of “getting there” This has not been easy. I have looked into starting small and online, but still companies want a minimum order of hundreds, which I just do not have. SO I am blogging. And not just out of boredom, but because I want to try every product that I plan on carrying in my store (which I hope to open next year).The title graph was made by Misty and I love it, she knew exactly what I was looking for!

So here for starters I started trying to make a logo. I wanted something cute and green related. I must’ve downloaded DOZENS of software programs to my computer. Very disappointing. Not only was it a ginormous waste of time, but I couldn’t understand what I was doing anyway. But I got lucky. I have several groups that I admin online to buy/sell/trade cloth diapers, fabric, chatter, you name it (I am a cloth addict) and came across a posting by Misty, from Artists Eye Imagery. She was advertising that she does logo’s, websites, etc. And I thought this was my chance!

So I sent Misty a message telling her what I was looking for, and in a matter of HOURS she already had examples for me. I was totally thrilled!! They looked so cute and she did them in several different sizes so that I could use one on my “soon to be” store front. Now because I was so happy with my product, and I LOVE to help a mama out whenever I can have been able to collaborate with her to win a free logo, made by her! 

Friday, March 2, 2012


All of my WAHM's out there. I am looking for you for a couple of different things. Over the last 2 weeks I have done 2 different giveaways and was able to get 400 likes on my FB (, and another 400 followers on twitter (@ericafilson). I have signed up to participate in 2 cloth diaper giveaways. One is in a couple of weeks the other is in May and I am solicitating WAHM's to get some more likes on your FB and to create a giveaway of our own. I have paid into them to get a direction to my page which will then include the giveaway, I will also be posting about it in several groups and tweeting and putting it out in google +. Here is how it will work, you will be providing a product (cloth diaper - new made by you, butt balm, trainer- made by you, whatever it may be) and in turn I will put a "like" link to your page on the rafflecopter form. You can have up to 3 links, examples are twitter, facebook, pinterest, google+ that will give a +1, +2, +3 etc (amount to be determined based on sponsers) and you just provide the product to the winner. You can either provide a specific product to mail to the winner OR a gift card (credit) of any amount to your store. To be fair everything of value must be at least $10, and must be able to purchase an entire item with shipping included. So if you would like to participate please fill out this document. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (

I am also looking for some WAHM's for review. Here is how this works. You send me a product, I review it and then blog about it here. This will get your name out there. I will post about it on my facebook, twitter, and google+, and pin it on pinterest under whatever category it would fall under. Now to get you even more likes I would suggest that you provide something to giveaway yourself. A gift card, product of choice, product of viewers choice. I will put this into a rafflecopter form and direct readers to like, heart on etsy, follow you on twitter, sign up for your emails, whatever it is that you want, to gain entries into the giveaway. I am also going to add entries linking to "enter another giveaway" which should also bring in more likes from my other giveaways that I would have going on. Please email me for more info and what is needed. Please note this is a tax deduction for you ;-)