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. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!
Image created by Tracy @ Mommy’s Money Saving Madness

A big thank you to Tracy LeCompte (Mommy’s Money Saving Madness) for the super-cute and professional button she designed for us! If you need someone to design a blog button, giveaway event button, etc. contact her at for her availability and rates. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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

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It's Raining Money Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 Cash {paypal or visa}
Event dates: 4/1 - 5/1

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

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.