Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Introducing Zarbee's All-Natural Remedies

I would like to introduce you to Zarbee's, a brand that is dedicated to providing safe and effective all-natural remedies for infants, toddlers, children and adults.  All products are: Drug, Dye and Gluten-Free, Safe & Effective, and All-Natural. In 2007, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ruled that children’s cough syrups were unsafe for kids under the age of four, Dr. Zak Zarbock experienced first-hand the frustration of his patients who then set out to find a safe and effective natural cough remedy that he could feel good about recommending to patients and adults. Check out Zarbee's adult cough remedies too. Just click the photo above to learn more about this company and its line of products.

I am an affiliate for this company and may benefit financially if you purchase by using the link provided. I only recommend products that I support and agree with their mission or feel my readers will benefit from.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Giveaway Promote $100 Cash Giveaway!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Want to Be the 2013 S.T.A.R. Mom Entrepreneur!

I'm in the running for the 2013 S.T.A.R. Mom Entrepreneur Award. Please take a moment to visit my photo on their Facebook page and "Like" it to show your support. Feel free to leave a comment about me and/or my business to show your support of you have time. I thank you in advance! If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, details are below.

Are you {or someone you know} a S.T.A.R. {successful, tenacious, accomplished, remarkable} Mom Entrepreneur? If so, Market Mommy wants to honor you for your continued dedication to your business and your family!

Are you a leader? Are you balancing your business and family in a creative way? We want to hear what sets you apart from the thousands of other mom entrepreneurs! Why are you determined to succeed? Have you invented a product that is helping others? What have you done to show the world that you’re confident, remarkable and steadfast? Tell us, and you’ll be entered to win an absolutely awesome prize package.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hidden Dangers in your Newly Furnished Nursery?

All parents want the best and safest environment for their precious new baby to thrive. But when decorating the baby's nursery room, make the right choices which means choosing products and furniture with the least amount of toxins. This info-graphic from gives tips on making healthier choices like buying used furniture which has already had a chance to "off-gas". Gumdrop Swap sells pre-loved bassinets, playpens and cribs. Our swappers bring in organic clothes, blankets, and PVC-free products and toys. We also sell baby-proofing products like toilet locks, plug covers, and cabinet locks. It saves you money to buy second-hand and may just give you peace of mind after reading these tips. See other gently used kids items available here.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tri-state Area! Win a Professional Photo Shoot by Jane Goodrich Photography!

We have teamed up with Jane Goodrich Photography to bring you a super-special giveaway! One lucky reader will win an at-your-home professional photography session package worth $2850!  Visit to see more of her work.

Jane Goodrich is a New-York based newborn and children’s photographer with an artful eye and a modern edge whose talent lies in her ability to capture a moment in time – no matter how quickly it passes.

This prize is one that you and your loved ones will treasure forever. Here’s what the lucky winner will receive as part of their ‘A Day In The Life Package’:  

A Day in the Life Package - $2,850
Want to freeze this moment in time forever? From waking up, getting dressed, eating breakfast, going on a play-date or school, having lunch, naptime, seeing friends, taking a bath, reading stories. This package captures all of this along with laughs, giggles, funny faces, and tears. Don’t miss a second!
-        One Full Day Session (From Wake-up to Bedtime)
-        Portraits of Your Child, Family, and Friends
-        $500 Worth of Professional Prints
-        Image Wrapped Album of Best Images
-        Cosmetic Retouching, Editing, Post production
-        Online gallery
-        A Fully Edited High-Resolution Disk - with a minimum of 150 images in at least 3 tones

Although anyone in the U.S. and Canada can enter to win this prize – Jane Goodrich Photography only services three states – New York, New Jersey and Conn. If you are not in the tri-state area you can still enter to win and then give the giveaway prize as a gift to a relative or friend who lives in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). You must schedule your photo session before April 1, 2013.

This giveaway ends February 25th and is open to anyone in the US and Canada. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You can complete as many entries as you like to increase your chances, but all entries are optional.  Jane Goodrich Photography is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
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Friday, February 8, 2013

$200 Diaper Giveaway until 2/28/13

Welcome to the $200 Diaper Giveaway! One lucky reader will win $200 worth of their favorite brand of diapers for their little ones. Will it be you?
The winner will choose either a digital Amazon gift card or national store gift card to purchase Huggies, Luvs, Pampers or any other diapers of their choice.
This giveaway is open worldwide and ends February 28th at 11:59 PM EST. Come back everyday for more chances to win by completing our daily entries!
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Join the FREE "It's Raining Money" Blog Giveaway!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Getting Crafty in Here!

I must admit, my sewing machine was pretty dusty. I used to sew a lot before I became a mom. I was always scouring the fabric stores and craft supply store for deals, remnants, and notions to make one-of-a-kind accessories like handbags, belts and hair clips. I sold my creations at a few small boutiques and the occasional festival. In my vision for my business, I planned to upcycle kids clothing by using my supplies to spruce up slightly damaged items destined for landfills. I made a few outfits and sold them.

But once I took Gumdrop Swap from a home-operated web business to a retail location, there just wasn't enough time for me to repurpose all the things coming in. Over the last years, I have collected many projects that I still intend to do... eventually. I take custom orders from time to time for fabric ties appliqued onto onesies.

Lately I've been hankering for small projects that I can do while sitting at my desk at work. Customers have asked me if I have bow ties and I haven't had any swapped lately. I always wince when I get this request because I think, "I can make a bow tie." And it would be a perfect way to use all my small remnants of fabric. So, here goes, introducing Gumdrop Swap Couture Bow Ties. I am sewing small clips on the back which make them able to clip to any style collar shirt.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I Need a Vacay!

There are definitely pros & cons to owning your own business. But one thing I miss most about working in the corporate world is paid vacations! There is no such thing as paid time off when you run your own business solo. I don't have employees so what happens when I get sick or need to go out of town? Either I drag myself into work or don't take the time off. Or I risk having unhappy customers by being closed. But I am burned out right now. So I am taking a few days off. I hope I don't upset too many people...