Friday, November 30, 2012

Merry Fluffy Christmas Event #FluffyXmas

And Then There Were 5.  Here at Mama Bucks we are so excited about our Merry Fluffy Christmas Prize Pack valued at over $60.
 Mama Bucks is giving away one lucky winner a 100% pure wool Knaebean Creations longies featuring fleece around the cuff {ARV $25}   You can find our review of Knaebean Creations longies here. The winner will also receive a matching Knaebean Creations crocheted Santa Hat {ARV $18}.  A picture perfect ensemble for Christmas Morning!

Additionally Mama Bucks is giving away a Hazelaid Hematite and Red Hazelwood necklace {ARV $17.95}

 The giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents 18 years of age or older.  Good Luck and don't forgot to hop around and enter all the other great giveaways in the linky at the end of this post!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hazelaid Review & {Sponsor Spotlight}

I have a 15 month old who spent her first year of life congested.  She slept in the Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleeper or swing for most of her 1st 9 months of life.  I had heard Hazelwood could help alleviate congestion and when I was given a chance to review a Hazelwood necklace from Hazelaid I jumped at the chance. 

This same 15 month old is just in the beginning stages of teething (yes all 5 of my kiddos have been late teethers).  I chose a Hazelwood-Amber necklace to help with both the congestion and teething.  Boy did it not disappoint.  When she is not wearing the necklace she is cranky.  When I have bathed her and forgotten to but the necklace back on, she has even woke in the middle of the night crying owie, owie, owie.  And while we are dealing with congestion right now, it certainly isn't as severe nor is it waking her at night.

I was also able to choose a necklace for me, too.  I chose a Hazelwood Necklace for myself.  I have been struggling with acne.  It has been driving me bonkers, too.  I mean it is worse than I remember my teen years being.  I am super impressed with the healing powers in Hazelwood.  When I don't wear it for an extended time, I experience flare ups.  I am recommending Hazelaid to all my friends struggling with post par-tum acne.

Hazelaid was extremely helpful in helping me select the correct necklaces for our family's needs.  I have even since purchased another necklace for my 2 year old that struggles with eczema and it has worked wonders for her skin.  Hazelaid was even kind enough to follow up on my purchases.  Now that is some amazing customer service!

Mama Bucks blog will be giving away a Hazelwood necklace from Hazelaid beginning December 1-7 in the Merry Fluffy Christmas Hop.  But, if you can't wait until than you can make your purchase here.

Knabean Wool Longies Review and {Sponsor Spotlight}

My name is Heidi and I am a cloth diaper addict!  Every good cloth diaper knows at some point it is time to venture into wool.  Wool can be a very scary place to explore.  I mean it takes extra care.  You can't just throw it in your wet bag with your diapers and call it good.  My friend Beth at Knaebean Creations has made it not scary at all.  In fact she has made it delightfully fun!

Her longies have been heavenly for our super soaker pictured above.  Baby #5 wears them overnight and not a single leak.  In fact, they aren't usually even damp.  And as far as maintenance, I use Sheepish Grins products found here.   This makes care of your wool a no brainer. 

When Knaebean Creations came up with the idea for custom longies, I had no inkling that they would be this adorably cute!  I should not have doubted Knaebean Creations for a minute.  I mean just check out all of the amazing items she makes hereKnaebean Creations can take any idea you have, or are beginning to have, and create something one of kind and out of this world.  Join us on the blog December 1st-7 for the Merry Fluffy Christmas Blog Hop where can win your own wool longie set.  But if you can't wait that long place your very own order here now.

 *I was given a product free of charge for the purpose of providing an honest review. All the opinions and thoughts are my own. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review.

Why have there been crickets on this blog?

Many of you may have been wondering why there have been crickets on the blog (At least I hope someone is wondering as that means someone is reading this). Every fall I work from home for a fundraising company as a Contract Data Entry Specialist. I am blessed that my office is in my home and is surrounded by a plethora of toys.

I am thankful that I don't have set number of hours to work each day or week. That being said, I do set my own personal goals and mid September until Thanksgiving becomes extremely nutty with Mama not getting much sleep at all! This work from home opportunity helps out our family of 7 tremendously!  And while due to my contractual obligation I cannot provide you anymore information or details, I will say that I have found this and many other work at home opportunities at the forum on this site Take a look and good luck if you are looking for this kind of opportunity. Thanks for sticking by me in the fall of crickets.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Gifts for Kids Blog Hop{Creative Cat $25 Gift Certificate}

zuuzsWith the holiday shopping season upon us, zuuzs introduces their holiday shopping page. We all have price points in mind while shopping for our friends and family, so zuuzs has made it easier for you to find the best deals according to your budget. Make sure to check it out! And as always, you get cash back on everything you buy through

To help with your Holiday Shopping for your kids, zuuzs is offering the Grand Prize of a KidKraft Grand Espresso Corner Kitchen. Go over to Makobi Scribe and enter to win the Grand Prize! Then hop around all the other blogs participating in the Christmas Gifts Hop for kids below. *the grand prize may be substituted to a similar item to suit the winner's child

Mama Bucks Blog is giving away a $25 gift Certificate to Creative Cat.  You can find our review of Creative Cat here. Also check out Creative Cat's two sites: Creative Cat and Creative Cat Photography Props to begin day dreaming about what you would choose if you win.  Or, if you don't want to wait you can purchase some amazing hats, blankets, headbands, cowls, mittens you name it now.

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Creative Cat Review{Sponsor Spotlight}

Creative Cat is a mecca for anything crocheted and I mean ANYTHING!  Cheri is the creative genius behind Creative Cat.  This uber talented mama can take any idea you have and run with it.  She made me this awesome slouch hat for review.  I basically described to her my likes and dislikes with the only caveat that it be a hockey mama hat that I could wear to the rink.  I think she nailed it on the head!  She choose a grey soft comfy yarn and blinged it out with a super fun tulle flower.  I can't wait to rock it at the numerous youth hockey games I will be attending this year!  It will keep my head warm and provide fashionable flair.  If you are in the market for hats for your youngsters, Cheri has you covered.  Check out all of her creations here.  Cheri, also, lends her crocheting talent to designing photography props over at her other site, Creative Cat Photography Props.  If you are having your little ones pictures taken or you are a photographer yourself, check her props out here. She will help you create the perfect addition to your pictures.  Here are some of my favorites from the Creative Cat sites:  And make sure to come back tomorrow and enter the Christmas Gifts for Kids Hop running November 12-22 for a chance to when a $25 gift certificate from Creative Cat.