Monday, September 30, 2013

Bluapple Review & Giveaway!


Do you ever see a product on the shelf and wonder will that actually work. Well this is one of those products! Bluapple it is little plastic apple that looks like a toy you give to your kids for that make believe grocery store, but it's not it is the ingenuous little device that you throw into your crisper and your veggie last longer than ever before.

I have to say I was skeptical on how well this would work but it works! I put this little blue apple in my crisper three weeks ago along with a head of romaine lettuce purchased that day. Usually we have to use lettuce within the week or it starts to get nasty. Three weeks later my lettuce is still fresh and is just starting to show sign of wilting. I am amazed that this little apple did what it said it would. I know that we all need to save as much money as possible and with the Bluapple we will be throwing away a lot less produce.

This is how the Bluapple works! Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables as a signaling mechanism in order to coordinate uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or other storage areas, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and hasten spoilage. The Bluapple® is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. The active ingredient does not "wear out", but continues to absorb ethylene until it has reached its capacity. A One Year Refill Kit rounds out the Bluapple® ethylene gas management product line, allowing consumers to reuse Bluapples® and not add them to landfills.

This little apple comes apart for easy cleaning and is super easy to replace the filter that keeps your food super fresh!
 
Know that you have seen how neat this little apple is you can head on over to Bluapple and check out all of the other products they offer. Don't forget to enter to win a Bluapple for your refrigerator below. Bluapple and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving three lucky winners a set of Bluapple Apples!

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The Giveaway will run from September 30, 2013 and close late on the evening of October 14, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hauck Toys ~ Go Kart Review & Giveaway! {Ends 10-11}




Welcome to the Hauck Kids Go Kart Giveaway, 

Hauck Toys manufactures fun, innovative products for boys and girls of all ages. Megan from Housewife on a Mission was sent a Superman Go Kart to review from Grand Touring Baby. Grand Touring Baby, if you don't know, is the official domestic distributor for Hauck, i'coo and Hauck Toy products in Canada and the USA! To read Megan's full review the Superman Go Kart, GO HERE. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift to tuck away and suprise your kids with!

About the Go Kart:
Innovative, durable and sport inspired design puts the driver of the new Hurricane pedal kart in complete control of any situation.  The custom, ergonomic seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest – for a comfortable and safe sitting position. Speed can be kept in-check, even through curves, with the easy-to-use handbrake. 
Kids love the Batman/Superman go kart due to its fantastic handling characteristics, child-oriented ergonomics and safety. In addition, it encourages physical activity, builds strength, endurance and co-ordination.
     • Sporty 3 point steering for responsive, quick maneuvering
     • Adjustable Bucket Seat will accommodate multiple heights
     • Weight tested for 100lbs
     • Race-Styled Pedals with real rubber wheels & 8 Ball Style Brake
     • Age: 4 – 8 years old

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One lucky person will WIN a Hauck Toys Superman 
or Batman Go Kart (winner's choice) valued at $229!


Connect: You can connect with Hauck Toys on the Grand Touring Baby website and on their Facebook.

Win It: Just enter using the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to WIN a Hauck Toys Go Kart in either Superman or Batman theme.



To WIN a Hauck Toys Superman or Batman Go Kart valued at $229, 
just enter using the Giveaway Tools form.

Open to the US (48 Continental)  and Canada 
(excluding Yukon, NWT & Nunavut) only,ages 18 and up.  
Ends 10/11/13 at 11:59 PM EST.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

guzzie + Guss Rocvker Review & Giveaway {Ends 10-10}


Welcome to the guzzie + Guss Rocker giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Housewife on a Mission!
Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently had the opportunity to review this rocker. You can click here to read her review.
Rocker Description:
A modern look at the rocker; guzzie+Guss have brought a sleek and modern design to the traditional infant chair. The G+G401 Rock is easily folded down flat for storage or transport. With 3 position recline, cotton body hugger, and the cool factor, your infant will be rocking out with our newest addition to the guzzie+Guss line up. This rocker comes in 4 fun colors: Charcoal, Red, Aqua, & Pebbles.This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the new momma and baby!
To find out more about guzzie + Guss, Visit the guzzie + Guss website then make sure you like guzzie + Guss on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @guzzie+Guss.
One lucky person is going to win a guzzie + Guss Rocker!

Open to the US and Canada only.  Ends 10/10/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Disclosures: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Thrifty Nifty Mommy and the participating bloggers have not been compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor are they responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to residents of the  US & Canada, age 18+. Giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 10/10/13. One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

For The Gourmet Giveaway Event! {Ends 10-9}

Welcome to the For The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event!

For The 
Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event
For The Gourmet is a Chef-driven, Chef operated company that was founded on the premise that outstanding foods begins with outstanding ingredients. In 2002, while working as Executive Chefs in various establishments across the country, it became apparent that depending on where they were, they may or may not have access to certain quality ingredients needed for the recipes they were creating. In response, those chefs created Food Innovations which still services many of the top well known chefs, restaurants and establishments in the country.  After being contacted by many home foodies and gourmands they created For The Gourmet. For The Gourmet offers the finest ingredients and kitchen accessories available on a single site. You can find top notch meats, cheeses, cookware and more all in once place. They offer a variety of fresh produce, proteins, gourmet prepared foods, and specialty ingredients.
They also recognize the growing need for quality products for those on gluten-free and specialty diets and a have a category of delicious foods devoted to just those needs. You'll find quality brands like Schar, euforia, The Cravings Place, and more!  
We are pleased to be able to help spread the word about these great offerings by hosting a giveaway where THREE lucky winners will each a receive an awesome Gluten-Free Variety Pack by Schar, courtesy of For The Gourmet! I know all of my readers are going to love these products and all the health benefits they offer!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and over. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will end on October 9, 2013 at 11:59pm est.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure - This blog received no compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize shipment. This post contains affiliate links. Any questions should be directed to mendyboyd@yahoo.com

Monday, September 23, 2013

Comfy Joey Ring Sling Review & Giveaway {Ends 10-8}

Comfy Joey Ring Sling Giveaway

Comfy Joey Ring Sling Giveaway

Sponsored by Comfy Joey

Comfy Joey Ring Slings make babywearing comfortable and fashionable. Their slings come in many different designs and fabrics. They offer slings in linen, wool, silk and even mesh water slings. They also carry toddler width slings for children up to 35 pounds. Older children can join in babywearing alongside mom with a doll sling. Comfy Joey offers pretty ring slings to suit everyone's needs for a great babywearing experience.
Check out Gator Mommy Review's Comfy Joey Ring Sling Review.
Comfy Joey Slings


One lucky winner will receive a Comfy Joey Ring Sling of their choice up to $100
Giveaway ends October 8, 2013 at 11:59pm est
Open to US residents
Disclaimer- This blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

A Newborn Collective Giveaway {Ends 10-7}


Welcome to "A Newborn Collective", 
a giveaway event hosted by A Mama Collective and Viva Veltoro.

In honor of Jenna's newest addition, a sweet baby girl, we've put together an amazing prize package for new moms and babies!  

One winner will take home a wonderful $422 bundle which includes:

Tiny Prints: 50 Birth Announcements, valued up to $150.  Tiny Prints is thrilled to help you celebrate your new arrival with hundreds of unique, stylish birth announcements.  You can personalize your announcements with your very own photos, which will surely become lasting mementos of those precious newborn moments.  Tiny Prints ensures that your cards are printed with the best photo quality possible on the highest quality paper, all at a wallet-friendly price.  To see Jenna's adorable newborn and her review of Tiny Prints, just click HERE

aden + anais: A 4-pack of swaddles in the winner's choice of print.  For countless generations, mothers have swaddled their children with natural muslin to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  You'll get to continue this tradition with the softest swaddles and fashion-forward prints from aden + anais!  Check out Jenna's review of these cozy swaddles HERE.  

mum + bub skin care: The winner will receive the entire line of mum + bub skin care, including Soothing Ointment, Hair + Body Wash, and Ultra-Gentle Lotion.  mum + bub is a naturally-derived, pawpaw fruit infused skin care collection for baby and you.  It's gentle and perfect for that delicate baby skin.  You can see what Jenna thought about mum + bub HERE.  

Jellystone Necklace courtesy of Kissed by the Moon: The winner will get to choose between two beautiful necklaces, either this fabulous necklace or the Troika. Not only do these necklaces look great, they are also non-toxic and safe.  Kissed by the Moon has all of your natural parenting needs - be sure to check out their awesome selection of cloth diapers, carriers, and more!  You can see a full review HERE

Boba Wrap: Winner will take home a classic Boba Wrap, perfect for keeping your baby close. The Boba Wrap is ideal for carrying babies from birth until around 18 months.  No buckles, straps, or snaps to deal with, simply tie the soft material snug against your body for a perfect fit every time.  

Comotomo:  Winner will receive (1) 5oz bottle, (1) 8oz bottle, replacement nipples, and (1) teether; a package valued at over $40.  These are baby bottles, evolved!   Comotomo bottles are a bit soft and skin-like, made of 100% medical grade hygienic silicone.  They are designed to be as close to breast-like as possible with a super-wide mound and naturally shaped nipple.  They also feature an anit-colic vent.  Their teethers are also constructed out of 100% medical grade silicone which means it can be boiled for sterilization and they are perfectly sized for little hands to hold.  

Piyo Piyo Baby Food Processor:  The winner will receive this innovative food processor that comes with seven pieces, including a pestle, mortar, grinding lid, grinding board, filter, juicer, and feeding spoon.  The pieces are perfectly designed so they can all be stacked together for easy storage too!  

GroVia: The lucky winner will receive (1) newborn all-in-one cloth diaper and (1) one-size all-in-one cloth diaper.  GroVia is an industry leader in modern cloth diapers. They combine better designs with better materials for better functionality.  With a newborn in tow, you'll be looking for easy diapering options and GroVia has just the diapers for you!  Their newborn diapers offer a trim fit, soft materials, and are super easy to use.  Once your little one has outgrown their newborn diapers, you'll have a one-size all-in-one to use!  Featuring a super absorbent, organic cotton inner with a soft layer of water resistant TPU outer, this AIO is simple and easy. No stuffing, no doublers - just snap on baby and go!  Check out Jenna's review of the GroVia all-in-one HERE.

One lucky person is going to win ALL of these fabulous prizes!

Open to the US only.  Ends 10/7/13 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!


Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

PlasmaCar Review & Giveaway!

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Sponsored By: PlaSmart
The Original PlasmaCar is an innovative ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and kid power. Requires no batteries or pedals, just turn the steering wheel and go. Can be used indoors or outdoors but not recommended on hardwood floors. Perfect for ages 3 and up with a weight limit of 220lbs, creating endless hours of fun for both children and adults. This prize would make a wonderful Christmas gift to tuck away!
To see more about PlasmaCar read Simply Southern Couponers full review.
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Giveaway Details:
September 20th, 2013- October 4th, 2013
Open to US residents only, must be 18+ to participate!
Prize: One lucky reader will win their very own PlasmaCar Ride-On! (RV $69.95)
To enter complete the Entry form below. All entries will be verified.
Thanks to our sponsor and a great group of bloggers for helping us with this event.
Giveaway Disclosure

Friday, September 20, 2013

Blogger Opp!


Choose Your Gadget Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media



Grand Prize: Any Tablet or Cellphone {any carrier} up to $800
Event dates: 10/21 - 11/21
Open to US
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash

Bloggers: Sign Up HERE

Freeze Dried Delight Review & Giveaway!


A Lucky Ladybug
Prize:
Harvester Farms 4 pack of Freeze-Dried Veggies and Fruit / Emergency Food Storage
FROM:
Brothers All Natural (Java John Z's Review)
ARV $68
Hosted by:
Java John Z's
and
Make Our Own Network
**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this please contact MakeOurOwnNetwork@gmail.com
This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on October 4th, 2013
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"Make Our Own Network" solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Magellan Smart GPS Giveaway! {Ends 10-3}

 
With the holidays fast approaching I know that will help make all that traveling stress free!

Looking to give Dad the latest in automotive technology but a new car is not in the budget this holiday season? Magellan’s SmartGPS is the perfect gift that will turn Dad’s car (or Mom’s car) into a Connected Car with Smartphone integration for only $250 (available at Best Buy). SmartGPS will not only guide you to your destination quickly and safely, it will also give you: 1) Trip planning in the comfort of your home. Use your smartphone (Free iPhone and Android apps) to plan where you want to go, then with the touch of a button send the destinations to the SmartGPS in your car. SmartGPSmakes trips safer, easier, and more fun for both you and your children. 2) Yelp & Foursquare – Discover new restaurants, shops and interesting places, with real-time information from Yelp & Foursquare displayed on the SmartGPS screen. Instantly and seamlessly navigate to those locations on the larger SmartGPS. 3) Fuel prices. No need to hunt for the lowest fuel prices because SmartGPS will display fuel prices at nearby stations based on your location, directly on the device screen. 4) Wireless Back-up Camera compatibility – combine Magellan’s SmartGPS with a back-up camera, and you are aware of people, places and things in front of you, behind you, and around you. So what are you waiting for? Drive Smarter with the Magellan’s SmartGPS!

Winner will receive a Magellan SmartGPS {RV$249.99}.

Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59pm, open US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
 
 
Disclosure:Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

One Last Hurrah for Summer Giveaway Hop with Fuchsia Frog!

 
Summer is coming to a close, but we're not giving in yet – we're celebrating One Last Hurrah for Summer with this giveaway hop hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!
For the next two weeks, enjoy this last hurrah of the season by hopping around to all the bloggers who have come together to offer some great prizes to give away!



 
Hosted by: Faith Filled Footsteps
 
I know with fall fast approaching I am looking forward to those super cute fall clothes for my little one! Recently while shopping for Little Man I ran across a shop that I just have to share with you, Fuchsia Frog makes these custom handmade clothes for kids and man are they to die for.

I was so glad when they agreed to work with our blog and bring our readers a custom outfit. They made us the beautiful fall dress. I love the gray and yellow together. The patterns are a subtle statement that will look wonderful in those fall pictures. I must say that this item is beautifully made and will last through all those washes! Let me show you how cute this dress is!


 
This dress looks so cute on Little Miss Jossy!
 
 
 
Let me show you are few more of the goodies the currently have for sale in their Etsy shop!
 
 
For all those FOOTBALL FANS!
 

 
 
Some other super cute fall dresses!
 
 
Adorable Fall outfits for the little guys!

Now that you have seen this dress and some of the other wonderful clothes they make I know you are wondering what they are giving away to my lucky readers. Well lucky you Fuchisa Frog has agreed to let one winner pick ANY outfit from there shop! So make sure you check out all the goodies and enter to win below!
 
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Now that you've entered my giveaway, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky below, including the Grand Prize – you don't want to miss this one, courtesy of Brylane Home!
 
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Click here to enter the Grand Prize.

 

 

The Giveaway will run from September 19, 2013 and close late on the evening of October 3, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the One Last Hurrah for Summer participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Maggie Bags Giveaway! {Ends 10-1}

 

Maggie Bags - Butterfly Bag Giveaway  

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 Sponsored by: Maggie Bags
Hosted by: Tunica Mama
 
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 Maggie Bags sent Tunica Mama a Butterfly bag to review and being as generous as they are, allowed us to give our readers a chance of owning their own awesome Maggie Bag! Please read Tunica Mama's Butterfly bag review to find out what makes this bag incredible. 
These bags are beautiful by themselves but what makes them truly unique is the fact that they are made with automotive seat belt webbing. Companies reject loads of this seat belt webbing yearly and Maggie Bags is there to put it to good use! They recycle this webbing into beautiful handbags for the world to enjoy!
Be sure to check out all of  Maggie Bags  at their website. Butterfly_Product_Black_angle_ds   Check out and follow Maggie Bags on their social media channels below! <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Facebook  <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Twitter  <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Pinterest  <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Polyvore  <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Google+  <!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->YouTube   Subscribe to Maggie Bags E-mails  
The Giveaway:
 Enter to win below!
Prize: Maggie Bags - Butterfly bag in choice of color ARV $114
Dates: 9/17/2013 12 AM CST – 10/1/2013 11:59 PM CST
One free entry + daily optional entries per  household, email address, and IP address.
US only
Winner will be contacted by email and given 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 
No purchase necessary to win
Good Luck!
 
  Disclosure: Tunica Mama teamed up with Maggie Bags for this giveaway promotion. Participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize and did not receive compensation for this posting. Tunica Mama is an opinion site and her views may not be the same as your own.

Cook Up A Win Giveaway! {Ends 9-30}

Make Our Own Network
Prize:
ARV $387
Hosted by:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Madison Wood Gym Set Giveaway!

Hosted by:

Co-Hosted by:

One lucky winner will win
a

MADISON WOOD GYM SET

Value $329.98 + Insurance for 2 years $52.99
(if is not available, winner can pick any Gym set up to $390.00 with insurance include)

Dates:

September 16 to October 7

US residents only

All entries are optional

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  NYSavingSpecials is responsible for prize.  If you have any question about this giveaway please send an email to nysavingspecials@gmail.com.  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks with multiples entries, even if you do one entry you can get the extra entries,. but if the winner tasks is a tasks you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. If the winner tasks is the one you did you will be the winner.

Kelka Jewelry $150.00 Giveaway {Ends 9-30}



Sponsored by: Kelka Jewelry

Satisfaction Through Christ has teamed up with Kelka Jewelry to offer you the chance to win an $150 gift card to purchase the jewelry of your choice from Kelka Jewelry.

Kelka Jewelry is owned and operated by Keren Peled.  Keren lives in Israel where she works out of her studio.  Keren's work mixes old world influences with a modern flair and her collections appear regularly on the runways of New York and L.A. Fashion Weeks.  Kelka Jewelry has also been featured in magazines including: InStyle, Essence, Harper's Bazaar and adorn superstars such as Alicia Keys.

This jewerly is so beautiful this would make a wonderful Christmas gift!.

To read a full review of Keren's work, please head over and read Satisfaction Through Christ's review.

Giveaway Details:

  • 1 Reader will win an $150 gift card to Kelka Jewelry.
  • Open Worldwide (where prohibited).
  • Winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter..
  • Giveaway ends September 29 at 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be notified by email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Satisfaction Through Christ & other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
  • You may unsubscribe to email lists at any time and your email will not be used in any other way. 
  • Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to the terms above.     
Disclosure:Faith Filled Footsteps did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Kelka Jewelry.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Glass Dharma Giveaway {Ends 10-4}

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Glass Dharma Giveaway

Sponsor: Glass Dharma

Host: Living Frugal in Georgia

Co-Host: Pea of Sweetness, Search With Vonni, BloggieAway

Glass Dharma is a company that truly believes in helping the environment. This glass is beautiful and unique. Their glass straws are made right here in the USA and are warranted against breakage. This does not mean there will never be a flaw in their design. Read here what happened when Rachel from Living Frugal in Georgia received a glass straw from Glass Dharma that had a crack in it.

Giveaway

One winner will receive a $25 e-gift certificate by email to use at glassdharma.com. Ends October 4 at 11:59 EST Open to 50 US, D.C. and Canada 18+ Use the Giveaway Tool application below to enter.
This blog was not compensated to post this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery. The sponsor is responsible for prize delivery. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social network. This giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Canada. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email. They will then have 24 hours to respond. If the said winner does not respond in 24 hours another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. If you have any questions please contact Rachel at rachelralston@livingfrugalinga.com

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Smile.A.Week!

This week we remembers those lost due to 9-11! I can say like many others I remember that exact moment when I knew everything had changed.
 
Since then we have gone to war and during that war we have lost so many people. Loved ones, friends and neighbors!  This week for my smile I would like to share a charity that honors someone who I lost.
 
My childhood friend, the person who encouraged me to join the army, the person who wrote to me weekly in basic training and a person I dearly miss.
 
Staff Sgt. Christopher William Swanson

 

Bio of SSG Christopher W. Swanson:

Staff Sergeant Christopher W. Swanson was serving his third tour in Iraq when sniper fire killed him while he led his squad during combat patrol in Ramadi on July 22, 2006. Chris was 25 years old.
Chris was born February 11, 1981 and moved to Rose Haven in 1989 with his family. Chris attended Tracey’s Elementary, Southern Middle and Southern High School where he was Captain of the Soccer team and graduated in 1999. Chris loved his small piece of paradise here on the Chesapeake Bay. Many in the community hired him to do yard work or odds and ends work around their homes. He also worked at the marina during his high school, for 4 years. He enjoyed assisting the elderly in the community.
Chris was active in community sports programs, and played on teams with the UYC. Throughout his school years he played soccer, baseball, and basketball.
From the time he was born, he attended First Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro. He was active in the Youth Department and participated in mission work in the inner cities all over the United States. He participated in church plays and assisted with Vacation Bible School as part of the recreation team. Chris always had a smile on his face, leading people to wonder if he was just that good natured or up to something. .
He joined the Army right out of high school in 1999. Chris was offered a leadership appointment to West Point Military College, however he chose to enlist. After graduating from boot camp in Fort Benning, Georgia he served as a rifleman with the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He spent six months in Kosovo as part of a peace keeping mission, and was deployed for 10 months in the initial invasion of Iraq. Every time that he came home on leave he would make a point to let his friends know that he was still around by visiting the marina and high school.
In December 2003, he reported to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Armored Division located in Baumholder, Germany where he deployed for 14 months on his second tour. When on leave here, the first thing he did was head to Walter Reed to check on his wounded soldiers. In November 2005 he deployed for his third tour. In May 2006 his unit was sent to Ramadi, Iraq located in the Al Anbar Province. Chris was killed in action on July 22, 2006 during a combat patrol by a sniper in the Ta’meem district of Ramadi, Iraq. Several articles that have been published have quotes from General to enlisted men that have the resounding theme and state “That if there was ever a soldier’s soldier it was Chris. He, Chris was on the fast track and the sky was the limit.” At a ceremony in Germany, mourners stated “that if there was ever a soldier that was prepared for combat, it was Swanson. He was aggressive, determined, energetic but most of all competent”. Chris was buried at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors.


If you would like to help a worthy cause and support our troops, this is a great charity and a wonderful way to help. Just click on the link below! God Bless!  ~Sarah
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bringing Home Baby Giveaway Hop with Be'Be' au Lait Nursing Cover

Is there anything more precious than welcoming a new baby into your life? In celebration of the joys that come from having a new baby we are celebrating by joining the Bringing Home Baby Giveaway Hop hosted by The Frugal Greenish Mama and Life as Leels! Each blogger participating in this giveaway hop is offering a fabulous prize for Mama or Baby valued at a minimum of $25. Be sure to hop around and enter them all, including our two Grand Prize packages valued at $274 and $557!

Two of our readers will win fabulous prize packages!

Faith Filled Footsteps is happy to be offering one of our lucky readers an item that all nursing mom's need!
 
 
Be'Be' au Lait makes the most adorable and functional nursing covers we have yet to find. I know that when I had a little one I always felt that we needed a little more privacy! Let me show you how cute this nursing cover is!


 
I love this pattern it is gender neutral and nice and bright!
 
 
I hope you all enjoy this giveaway and thank you for reading my blog. Have a Faith Filled Footsteps kind of day and God Bless!
 
 
BHB Grand Prize Baby The first grand prize giveaway package focuses on all things baby! Who knew something so small could need so much? This amazing package includes an Ingenuity Washable Playard with Dream Center in Sahara Burst, Boba 3G Carrier, Tiny Love Gymini Bouncer, Svan Child Totseat, Moraki Cloth Diaper, Rockin Green Laundry Soap , a pair of adorable Pediped Originals shoes, Lillie by Bebe au Lait Hooded Towel, 2 Red Hens Rooster Diaper Bag, Dolphin Organics Travel Set, MAM pacifiers and teether and a Halo Sleepsack Swaddle. The second grand prize package focuses all on Mama! It is valued at $274 and includes a set of nursing clips from Glamourmom, a $35 Lamaze Intimates gift certificate, $25 Pink Blush Maternity Gift Certificate, a Loving Moments Nursing bra, Milk Makers & Bumpboosters cookies, Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover, Earth Mama Angel Baby Postpartum Package and a way for Mama to have a few moments free with an Automatic Bouncer from Ingenuity!

Go Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway Baby Package & Mama Package now!

The Giveaway will run from September 13, 2013 and close late on the evening of September 23, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.


Disclosure: The Frugal Greenish Mama, Life as Leels and the Bringing Home Baby participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.