Friday, October 28, 2011

Hank Player USA Review & Giveaway

I love clothes. Even more than that, I love getting clothes for my kids. I get such a high from shopping for new clothes for the kids and getting their cute little butts in those new clothes as soon as I get them, and of course showing them off.

I "stumbled" across Hank Player USA through a friend's blog, and contacted them about a blog review. I immediately thought their clothes were cute, and I just love baby and toddler clothing with cute quotes on them.

From their website:

"Hank Player strives to create a quality, long lasting t-shirt that brings together a combination of hip, novelty graphics and vintage inspired colors. All about clean designs, Hank Player tees are garment dyed and vintage washed to give it a familiar lived-in and super soft, comfy feel.

Hank Player lets a boy define himself, and you'll recognize him in our designs. The one who throws his head back in a belly laugh, cries when he loses, cheers when he wins, and wears a cape and pretends he can fly. Here's to boys — our boys, your boys, Hank Player boys!"

I found it so difficult to find a shirt I loved for Connor or Mason...because there were so many I loved!

I thought these were hilarious for either Connor or Mason:

In the end, I chose the "Big Shot" t shirt for Connor........

This shirt just "fits" him. Literally and figuratively. It fits him physically and fits his attitude! ;-) I love the feel of the material, and it has been washed and dried numerous times since we received it (it's one of his favorites!) and still looks brand new. The color and the design don't look faded from being washed so much and it hasn't shrunk from being dried. That was one thing I was worried about at first when I got it, and thought I should have gotten a bigger size. But, it's perfect! As their website states, this shirt definitely has a "lived in" comfy feel to it!

Another thing I like about this shirt is there is no big bulky, scratchy tags to irritate Connor's sensitive skin. :-)

I fell in love with Hank Player tees from the moment I saw them, and even more so when we received the shirt and I got to experience their customer service and their products first hand. They were very easy to work with, and very fast in getting their products shipped out to you in a timely fashion.

PURCHASE IT: Visit Hank Player and purchase their products today!

WIN IT: ONE lucky reader or Mama 2 Multiples will win TWO tee shirts from Hank Player USA! Just follow the instructions below in the Rafflecopter form to be entered to win!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chunky Bling Giveaway!

(Use coupon code BLAKE430 at checkout at Chunky Bling, and get a watch set for only $24.95!)

I'm always on the lookout for cute, stylish jewelry, but I can be very picky at times. It's so difficult to find something that is cute, yet kid friendly and can stand wear and tear in my daily life with 3 little ones. I came across several years ago through a friend's blog, and though I have yet to actually "try out" any of their products, I have heard only rave reviews about their company and the handmade jewelry they make. Their website prides themselves on being "The World's Largest Selection of Beaded Watches!" But they are so much more than that! They have beautiful yet affordable rings, interchangeable watches, interchangeable necklaces, bracelets, and more! They even have beautiful mother's bracelets that would make great Christmas or Mother's Day presents for the special mother or grandmother in your life. Their newest products are the very elegant Swarovski Rings.

My favorite is the swarovski crystal ring in pink. Pink is my favorite color (one of them, anyway). ;-) 

It's not everyday you come across jewelry so beautifully crafted, yet very affordable and won't put a dent in your pocket book. But Chunky Bling is just that company! Which is a great thing for us busy moms always looking to save a dollar!   

As I mentioned before, these rings are beaded, but they are strung on a stretchy cord, which allows for the user to easily slip the ring on and off their finger whenever they need to.

The Swarovski crystals used in the rings are considered to be the highest quality crystal beads in the world! From the Chunky Bling website:
"The Swarovski company uses a special compound in its glass which creates maximum surface luster (i.e. sparkle) and allows for a delicate palette of crystal colors. Using 3D computer simulations, they optimize each crystal design, positioning of the hundreds of facets to create maximum light reflection. And their precision cutting machinery allows for perfect facet juncture cuts—meaning each facet juncture meets at precisely the same point."
The Swarovski pearl rings use fine Austrian crystal, finished with layers of highly luminous pearlescent coating. This coupled with the crystal core and evenly applied coating gives the Swarovski pearl rings "a balance, luminosity, and luster similar to that of real pearls."
Another plus of the Swarovski pearl rings is that they adjust to the temperature of your skin, and tend to be more durable than natural pearls, which is great if you have children around, as I know first hand what it's like to have my favorite, more beautiful piece of jewelry lost or broken as a result of rough housing with the kids, or just general play. :-) Something else I love about the Swarovski pearl rings is that they are resistant to UV light, perspiration, perfume, and scratches, and can be washed or dry cleaned (on accident!) and will not be damaged from it.

How could you go wrong?

As if that wasn't enough, you can even host an online jewelry party from Chunky Bling!

Purchase It: You can purchase any of the products mentioned here in this post, plus much more, by visiting Chunky Bling!

WIN IT: Win a Swarovski crystal or Swarovski pearl beaded ring of your choice! Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sandra Magsamen Review & Giveaway

With the Halloween season here, and moving into our new place, I am all about getting settled in and decorating for the holidays. It's just so fun and exciting, and the twins are at the perfect age where they love looking at decorations or helping me.

We have some Halloween window cling ons in our windows and on our front door, and we recently added another decoration that was more for mommy than the kids.

I am a regular Walmart shopper, and have seen Sandra Magsamen products throughout the store. They have always struck me because of their flair, funny quotes, or just plain creativity. Not to mention, the prices are absolutely affordable!

From her website:

"Sandra Magsamen is a modern day Renaissance woman who has touched millions of people, one heart at a time. Her products have been warmly embraced for 20 years worldwide. As an artist, art therapist, mom, award-winning author of Living Artfully and the creator of the lifestyle brands, Messages from the Heart, Wishes & Kisses, and From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen, Sandra uses her own creativity and spirit to fashion gifts and collections that help people express themselves and connect with others. Sandra reminds and teaches us to explore and experience each day with more heart, meaning, purpose, and joy."

I received this ceramic plaque for review:

I also received one of these wine glasses for my review:

I LOVE the plaque! It's super cute, and fits times. (hehe) I instantly wanted to hang it up, and didn't waste any time getting in on the wall! I wouldn't put it outside near our door or on our door because of landlord rules, but I put it on the wall right next to the door, so all our guests will see it as soon as they come into our house! :-) 

I love how creative this is, and it's super cute! It doesn't feel "cheap" even though the price is extremely reasonable (I'm not sure of the exact price of this particular product, but none of the products for her new Halloween collection are more than $12!)

I also wasted no time in using the wine glass. I'm not a beer or wine drinker, but I do have my "girl beers" as I like to call them. (AKA Smirnoff...) So, I just used those and drank it out of my adorable new glass!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cup! I love the quote.... "If the broom fits, fly it!"

I love the witch lady and the little pumpkin charm dangling from her arm. It's just ridiculously cute, and fun!

Just like the plaque, this is not cheaply made, and I love the creativity behind it. Sandra's products are definitely something I'd see in the store, take the time to stop and look at, and even purchase some for my home.

Purchase It: You can purchase Sandra Magsamen products at her website, or at a Walmart store near you!

WIN IT: Enter the information requested in the Rafflecopter form below to have a chance to WIN a Sandra Magsamen Halloween Prize Pack that includesa mug, plaque, witch, and wine glass!

(PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway has a shorter run time, as we are trying to meet a Halloween deadline, since this is for Halloween products) 

Ecomom Gift Certificate Winner!

The Ecomom gift certifcate winner, according to, was Eliza (again!) Congrats Eliza!

Thanks to all who entered and keep participating .......lots of fun and great giveaways coming very very soon!!

Teewit Onesie Giveaway Winner!

As you may already know, the winner of the Teewit gift certificate giveaway, according to Rafflecopter and was Eliza! Thanks to all who entered and please keep participating! I appreciate every one of my followers! :-)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wholesale Costume Club Review

It's hard to believe it's that time of year again...HALLOWEEN! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays as a child, and now, it's one of my favorites, since I have kiddos to dress up and take trick or treating and make new traditions and memories with.

It's always a challenge picking out costumes every year. It's sometimes difficult to find a good place to buy costumes that have a good assortment of toddler halloween costumes. Wholesale Costume Club has an array of costumes, so many that it makes it difficult to choose what you want! But I LOVE having a variety to choose from, rather than having to look at several different websites to finally find the costume I am looking for. At Wholesale Costume Club, they are your one stop shop for Halloween costumes and accessories, which takes the stress out of the shopping part of this holiday. And what mama doesn't like a little less stress in her day? ;-)

This year for our costumes, we have a whole theme with all 3 kids. Connor is the scarecrow, Merasia is Dorothy, and Mason is the lion from the Wizard of Oz! I found a cotume for Connor, used, but at a super low price so I couldn't pass it up. Mason has Connor's lion costume from his first Halloween, but I couldn't find a Dorothy costume anywhere! Or, at least not one I actually wanted or that I thought was cute enough. For my review, I chose to review the Dorothy Toddler Costume. It only took a few days to get here, which is excellent service! I hate waiting around when I order stuff online, so to have it within a few days after I request it or purchase it, makes for one happy and satisfied customer!

I ripped the package open the second I got it!

I used this time as the perfect opportunity to not only try this costume on Merasia, but to get the boys in their costumes as well.....

SO. STINKIN'. CUTE!! I absolutely ADORE Merasia's costume. It fits her perfectly, and a pair of white tights or leggings and her sparkly ruby red shoes will complete the outfit! Of course I love the boys in their costumes too. :-) I can't sing the praises of Wholesale Costume Club enough! I will definitely be going to them for all my future Halloween costumes and necessities!

CHECK THEM OUT: Check out Wholesale Costume Club for yourself and find some great deals and great finds! While you're checking their website, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter! :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pet Cakes Review & Giveaway!

As a mother to toddlers, I am always interested in new and exciting toys or products on the market. When I heard about Pet Cakes, I was curious, so I did a little more research. From the Pet Cakes website:

"Well Made™ Toy Manufacturing Corporation, introduces PetCakes™, a new collectible plush pet line that will be a sweet treat for children ages 3 & up. Each PetCakes animal features a "frosting" hat, comes nestled in its own cupcake wrapper and has its own whimsical backstory. At first look, children will see a delicious cupcake but will then be surprised by the pet they find snuggled inside! Combining sweet faces and cuddly plush with a clever cupcake theme, PetCakes are collectible and provide hours of open-ended imaginative play. PetCakes make perfect gifts for a special friend and for pet lovers. They are ideal for birthday party favors, stocking stuffers and as rewards for good grades. Most of all, PetCakes deliver the kind of fun kids eat up!"

I contacted Susan at Well Made Toy Manufacturing Corporation, and was sent the PetCakes Collectible in Series 2 for review. These PetCakes are absolutely adorable! I got the Forest Animals collection, and needless to say, my kids LOVE them! CUTE are these little guys?!?! I fell in love, and they weren't even for me! I don't know what it is about cupcakes lately, but they seem to be on a lot of various clothing items and the cupcake theme is just so adorable. Merasia has had cupcake pajamas and I just got her a new cupcake shirt the other day. So, these PetCakes fit right in with the adorable cupcake theme with the cupcake hats (complete with a cherry on top!) and nestled in their own little "cupcake wrapper."

Each PetCake came with their own little name tag that had a little biography "written" by the character themselves. I thought this was very creative and cute!

This just makes them even cuter! I love how soft each one is, and they are so cuddly too! I also love the bright colors. Connor and Merasia are very much into animals these days, so it was perfect to get something like these PetCakes to review right now. They love ALL animals, and the fact that these looked like cupcakes too, just thrilled Merasia to death!

I wasn't able to get any pictures of the kids with the PetCakes as they ran away and wanted to be left alone to play with their new toys, but they were an absolute hit in our household! 

BUY IT: Visit PetCakes today and purchase some PetCakes of your own! The prices are very reasonable, and there are many different options to choose from!

WIN IT: ONE lucky reader of Mama2 Multiples will WIN 1 PetCake of their very own! Follow the instructions below on the Rafflecopter form, and enter today! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Forgive Me...

Please forgive my absence lately! I have lots of new reviews and giveaways to get posted, as well as other updates, but have been very overwhelmed with the demands of mommy hood these days, as well as my classes and homework. Thanks for being so patient! :-)

I Love Fall...

I love fall. My favorite season is summer, if I had to choose a fave. But I do love fall too. I of course love winter too for the fact of Christmas, my birthday, hubby's birthday, and all 3 of our children's birthdays are during that season. But there is just something about waking up in the fall mornings with dew glistening on the grass outside, the sun peeking out over the horizon, and the chilly, crisp air.

The twins' first fall, they were 9 months old, so we didn't do much. I don't even think we bothered getting pumpkins. Of course they dressed up for Halloween, but that was about it for fall. Last year, we got pumpkins, and let the twins dig in and get dirty with pumpkin seeds and pumpkin goo! They LOVED it, and we loved watching them love it. This year, a friend of mine and myself took our kids (her 3 year old daughter, and my 3 little ones) to a farm a little ways away from where we live. They have a whole farm with tractors, corn fields, plants, and every season, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins, of course! They also have special events going on throughout the season, hay rides, a corn maze, and a petting zoo. It was our first time going, and we had a blast! We forgot the stroller though, so we took turns carrying Mason around. It was a gorgeous Fall day, with temps in the 80's!

We tried to get a good picture of all 3 big kids in front of the huge pumpkin at the entrance to the farm, but it didn't work so well. This is the best we got....

When we first arrived, an older woman was leaving and she stopped us to give us some tickets. She had 3 extra tickets, good for a pony ride or a few minutes in the bounce house, and she was leaving and had no use for them, so she gave them to us. It was so sweet of her! We walked around for a bit, and the kids enjoyed petting and feeding the goats.

This guy was HUGE....and slightly intimidating...

The kids loved him though! After we saw the animals, we decided to head towards the bounce house so the kids could jump around and play. It was the twins first time ever in a bounce house, and they LOOOVED IT!

Mason enjoyed watching from the sidelines...hehehe!

After the kids played in the bounce house, we let them play on the slides and "tractor" and little playground that was at the farm.

Finally, it was time for the main reason we went here...PUMPKINS!! We loaded up on the hay ride, and the tractor took us around the corn field and through the woods to the pumpkin patch...

It was so much fun when we finally got to the pumpkin patch. There were pumpkins everywhere and it was to fun walking through and trying to find the "perfect pumpkin." Connor found his right away...

After about 20ish minutes of walking around and trying to find our pumpkins, we were ready to go. We loaded back up on the hay ride and headed back to the farm. And then reality hit us...we were 2 women...petite women...with 4 ids, 3 of which were very mobile and lacked listening skills that day, and one baby, whom had to be carried by someone the entire time...and then we had 2 HUGE pumpkins....

We took turns carrying Mason in one arm and a pumpkin in the other..........

Luckily, I ran into another friend of mine who was there with her husband and their 4 little ones, and her husband saved us and carried our pumpkins to the van for us. Thanks Steve!! ;-)

After we got the pumpkins to the van, we were all starving and exhausted. We grabbed a bite to eat, and then loaded up and headed home. It was a long, exhausting day, but oh so fun! We'll definitely be making a tradition of this for many years to come!

I Love Fall!