Welcome to my Sweet and Simple blog. I am a mama to 5 crazy kids, ages 2 years to 14! When I'm not picking up toys and cleaning....I am cooking, crafting, and writing reviews! This blog is PR Friendly!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cloth nappies are fun: Giveaway: Bare Rumps nappy

Cloth nappies are fun: Giveaway: Bare Rumps nappy: "Win this beautiful nappy made with love by Jerry from Bare Rumps . As you can tell from the pictures, making nappies is an art form for ..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Virtue of Domesticity GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Virtue of Domesticity GIVEAWAY: "Virtue of Domesticity is giving away a Shop Credit to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . What's Up For Grabs: Shop Credi..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Pixieval GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Pixieval GIVEAWAY: "Pixieval is giving away a Set of 4 Dryer Balls to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . What's Up For Grabs: Set of 4 Dryer..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Allidigator GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Allidigator GIVEAWAY: "Allidigator is giving away a Set of 3 Mama's Pads to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . What's Up For Grabs: Set of 3 Ma..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ju'Tri GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ju'Tri GIVEAWAY: "Ju'Tri is giving away a Bath Set like I received to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . What's Up For Grabs: Bath Set Val..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Moms Crafts 4 U GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Moms Crafts 4 U GIVEAWAY: "Moms Crafts 4 U is giving away a Set of 3 Pantyliners (cotton or flannel topped) to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . Wha..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ambernee Crochet GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ambernee Crochet GIVEAWAY: "Ambernee Crochet is giving away a shop item of choice to one Kerrific Winner. You can see my review HERE . What's Up For Grabs: Shop ..."

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ruff Around The Edges GIVEAWAY

Kerrific Online: Ready 4 Baby D: Ruff Around The Edges GIVEAWAY: "Ruff Around the Edges is giving away a Baby Set including a minky blanket, hooded towel, and wash cloth with personalization to one Kerrif..."

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mama's Passions: {Review & Giveaway} Crawler Covers - US & CA

Mama's Passions: {Review & Giveaway} Crawler Covers - US & CA: "I received 2 free pairs of Crawler Covers about 3 weeks ago from Crawler Covers Etsy Shop for review. During that time, these Crawler ..."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

One Smiley Monkey (Natural Parenting): ECOlunchbox Two Piece Set Review *OPEN Giveaway*

One Smiley Monkey (Natural Parenting): ECOlunchbox Two Piece Set Review *OPEN Giveaway*: "What do you usually have for lunch? Do you try to pack healthy sandwiches with you? Vegetables? Do you ever think about WHERE you are stor..."

Being Frugal and Making It Work: SmartLab Toys: Snap Fashion Jewelry Studio Kit Rev...

Being Frugal and Making It Work: SmartLab Toys: Snap Fashion Jewelry Studio Kit Rev...: "Crafts and jewelry are two of the things that my 7 year old daughter enjoys most. Combining the two aspects together in one project is the..."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Being Frugal and Making It Work: My Pal and My Sibling Dolls Review and Giveaway

Being Frugal and Making It Work: My Pal and My Sibling Dolls Review and Giveaway: "I remember playing with baby dolls when I was a little girl. They were always my favorite because I knew I wanted to be a 'real' mommy whe..."

Friday, May 27, 2011

Little Lids Giveaway!!

Every princess needs one of these! Aren't they adorable?? Melanie from Little Lids has generously offered ONE to a lucky Green Mam-a Jam-a reader!! Winners choice of the two. Red and white or blue and white. They measure about 8" by 6". The cute little flower is also a hair clip! How cool is that!! This is one of the many lovely items she makes and you can buy it for $14..or you can WIN IT right here!! Here's how...

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So there it is...LOTS of chances to win this adorable purse for your angel! Good luck!! This giveaway will end June 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM Central time! Winner will be chosen using Random.org and emailed. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
 It's just a cup of tea


~A Cup of Tea ~

One day my mother was out, and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had 
given me a little 'tea set' as a gift,
and it was one of my favorite toys.
Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the 
evening news when I brought him a little cup of 'tea', 
which was just water. After several cups of tea and 
lots of praise for such yummy tea, my mom came home.

My dad made her wait in the living room 
to watch me bring him a cup of tea,
because it was 'just the cutest thing!'  
Mom waited, and sure enough, here I came down 
the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy; 
and she watched him drink it up.

Then she said, (as only a mother would know), 
"'Did it ever occur to you that the only place 
she can reach to get water, is the toilet?
I couldn't help but share. This is so funny to me!

5 Question Friday!

1. Do you apologize to your kids?
~I sure do. At times I may be a little harsh on them...they deserve to hear an apology. Plus, it teaches them to say sorry when they are in the wrong.

2. What color are your nails right now?
~ Sadly, I do not wear polish on my fingers. I just don't like the way my fingers look with polish...on the other hand, my toe nails are ALWAYS polished. This week, they are plum.

3. When you were growing up, how difficult was it for you to stay home from school sick? (As in, did you have to vomit or just say "I don't feel good".)
~I loved to stay home from school. But it was rare. I had to be seriously sick, like throwing up or fever. My dad was pretty strict and I'm glad.
4. When is the last time you bought a new comforter for your bed?
~WOW! Great question! It's been a LONG time!! Like, years!LOL

5. Favorite website(s)?
~I'd have to say Facebook. I love to enter giveaways but with the new changes, I might have a new favorite soon. :) I also love Blogger of course!

Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness: Kay's Country Crafts Review and Giveaway Ends June...

Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness: Kay's Country Crafts Review and Giveaway Ends June...: "I have an addiction to children's hats. I think they are so adorable and you can use them with just about any outfit. During a search I r..."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One-Piece or Tankini Swimsuit from Lime Ricki Swimwear GIVEAWAY!!

Check this out! It's bathing suit time again! You NEED a new suit!
Enter to win a Lime Ricki swimsuit at Piece of ME !! Ends 6-7!!

Dippee Dypees GIVEAWAY at Six in The Nest!!

Enter to win a surprise highriser prefold from Dippee Dypees at Six in The Nest . Ends 6-4!!

Want to win a personalized necklace from Say What Creations?

You can enter at Six in The Nest!! Ends 6-6-11! Six in The Nest

Pet Groom Pro Review and Giveaway at Wishful Thinking 247's blog!!

A product every pet owner needs! Be sure to enter at Wishful Thinking 247! http://wishfulthinking247.blogspot.com/2011/05/pet-groom-pro-review-giveaway.html
This giveaway ends June 6!

Home Grown Families: Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive Stroller Review and GIV...

Home Grown Families: Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive Stroller Review and GIV...: " Peg Perego has been known since 1949 for having top of the line luxury strollers and other baby gear. Year after Year, mommies to be sw..."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Prince Lionheart GIVEAWAY at Familylicious Reviews!

I am entering to win this because I my two year old needs it. Plain and simple. Her little sister already took over her booster so she needs a big girl booster. :) You can enter to win at
and find more info on the product at

Enter to win a Karmin G3 Salon Pro Flat Iron ($129.95 value) at Piece of Me!!

I know I am not the only girl who NEEDS this! So, I will share the opportunity to enter! To enter and read more visit http://www.makingmyamericandream.com/2011/05/find-best-in-professional-hair-tools-at.html .

Enter to win a Super cute Guitar Onesie or T-Shirt (boys or girls) from Tiny Toe Creations!

You just have to see these! ADORABLE!! Be sure to enter NOW! It ends tomorrow(5-24)

Mommy Katie: 39 Dollar Glasses Review & Giveaway

Mommy Katie: 39 Dollar Glasses Review & Giveaway: "This year in school, it was brought to our attention, that my daughter needed to be seen by a eye doctor. This news was kinda of a shoc..."

Mommy Katie: Kachooz Review & Giveaway

Mommy Katie: Kachooz Review & Giveaway: "Kachooz are the new furry little creatures with wild hair! Your kids can put the Kachooz on their pencils and style their wacky hair. I r..."

Mommy Katie: Family Travel: KidCo Pea Pod Review & Giveaway

Mommy Katie: Family Travel: KidCo Pea Pod Review & Giveaway: "Summer travel is upon many of us. Many will be going to theme parks and staying in hotels, camping out or visiting family. Sure we can put..."

Mommy Katie: KooKoo Birds Review & Giveaway

Mommy Katie: KooKoo Birds Review & Giveaway: "KooKoo Birds are the crazy totally KooKoo Birds that are fun to play with and collect! My daughter was given a KooKoo Bird surprise that..."

Oransi Robby Wash Ball #Giveaway (and Review) at Mom Always Finds Out!!

These are great for the environment, last a long time and are very affordable! Be sure to enter to win your very own! ENDS JUNE 18!!

One Smiley Monkey (Natural Parenting): Nasty Free Naturals Baby Products Review *OPEN Giv...

One Smiley Monkey (Natural Parenting): Nasty Free Naturals Baby Products Review *OPEN Giv...: "I have been looking for a line of 100% natural baby products for my son for his bath time and for his little bum for a while now. Well, I ..."

$50 GC Giveaway for *Earth Box* over at Mommy and Me Giveaways!!

I just entered this giveaway because my daughter and I love to grow plants! You can spend your $50 on the items you choose from their site! Nothing better than that! This giveaway ends 6-5. (by the way...she's got LOTs of other great giveaways on her blog!)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

WIN a lovely apron from Flirty Apron at Monkey Tales blog!!!

Winner gets to choose their apron from the Marilyn line. These are gorgeous!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

WIN a Bounce House from Hayneedle!!! At Double Duty Mommy's blog!!

WOW! What an amazing prize! I want to win this for my daughters! They'd LOVE it! You can enter too at Double Duty Mommy's blog! This awesome giveaway ends on June 6. SO hurry and get entered!!!

!!! Win a RUMP-A-ROOZ cloth diaper!!!

Journey through Mommyhood is having an awesome giveaway!! A Rumparooz diaper in Lazy Lime!! I want!!
Giveaway ends 5-23!!

Friday, May 20, 2011


The Mosaic Heart Frame has everything you need to create your own mosaic masterpiece. Decorate this high-quality 8”x 8” wooden frame with 400+ colorful acrylic tiles. Includes craft glue, sparkling glitter grout, personalized sticker, easel back and hanging ribbon. Age Range : 7 - 97.
You can enter to win this awesome giveaway at Mama to 4 Blessings! Ends 6-5!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

*Crunchy N Yummy GIVEAWAY at All in One Mom's blog!*

Enter to win 6 bags of Crunchy N Yummy snacks! Ends 5-31

Awesome Cloth Diaper Package GIVEAWAY at Sandbox Lane's blog!!!

Sandbox Lane will be celebrating their 500 twitter followers by giving away a cloth diaper package! An awesome one I may add! Including Baby Legs, Rockin Green detergent, Limited addition cloth diaper(from FuzziBunz or Charlie Banana) and MORE!!
For more info on how to enter...visit their blog! This will end once they reach 500 twitter followers so hurry!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~Breastfeeding makes me happy~

This is the story of my breastfeeding accomplishment! It started off when I was 20...I gave birth to a 7lb 14 oz little girl. I really wanted to breastfeed exclusively but it didn't work out for me. There were a few reasons why. During the first day, my little bug would not pee. I was feeding her every hour or two, like I was advised by the nurse. But she didn't pee. AT ALL for the first 24 hours after she was born. They had a lactation specialist come in and "show me" how to properly breastfeed. I thought I was doing it right...and after she examined how I was doing it, she agreed. Still, the nurses thought it would be best to feed her 1oz of formula after breastfeeding every two hours, to make sure she was getting milk. So, I did. After feeding her from a bottle, she never latched on to the breast the same. She would scream as if there was nothing there. She didn't want to work for the milk. I had milk, but it was much easier for her to get milk from a bottle. I continued trying here and there for two months. Sometimes she would drink, sometimes she would just cry until I gave her a bottle. It was hard for me. I didn't have any support from friends because I was the first out of my friends to have a baby. At 24, I had my second baby girl...7lbs 8 oz. I was determined to breastfeed!! I did a lot of reading while I was pregnant. I read that it is best to not offer your baby a pacifier for the first month if you plan to breastfeed. I was willing to try whatever to make this breastfeeding experience better than my last. I made sure the nurses knew my baby girl was breastfed only and I did not want her to use a paci. From the start, my Moo-Moo was a pro! She had no problem latching on and had no problem working for the milk. (we call her Moo-Moo because she loved milk :) I breastfed her exclusively for the first 4 and 1/2 months. I noticed she wasn't getting full after she drank everything in both breasts. I was planning to breastfeeding her until she was 1. I looked into herbal teas and other remedies and decided to try Mothers Milk, herbal tea. (Which I found at Kroger and a local Herbal store.) This tea is supposed to help with milk production. I was drinking 3-5 cups of this tea every day. It wasn't the best tasting stuff, but I would eat and drink anything that was good for my baby! It seemed to make me produce more milk, but not enough. I ended up having to supplement with formula. This had a major impact on me. I felt like a failure. I cried while feeding her her first bottle of formula. I knew I was doing the right thing but it still hurt. I was able to keep my milk production going until Moo-Moo was 8 and 1/2 months old. I breastfed and formula fed. After 8 and 1/2 months of breastfeeding, I dried up. I could not get my breasts to produce more than an oz between both of them. I tried pumping...unsuccessful. I learned that the pump I was using was not the best and it was not mimicking the sucking of a baby. Therefor, not signaling my body to make more. I was all out. No more breast milk for my Moo-Moo. Although I felt bad about not making it to a year, I felt like I did pretty well. About two years later, I gave birth to another girl 7lbs 14 oz(same as my first). This time, I was REALLY determined! No bottle in the hospital, no pacifier for the first month and I found local support groups. I am happy to share that my baby girl just turned 7months old and has not tasted formula. Not a drop! She is a hungry baby, eating every couple hours, still but I still have enough milk to keep her happy. I plan on breastfeeding her for the first year, maybe a little longer...as long as my body produces milk. Breastfeeding makes me happy :)

WIN a Meray Arnett tote at Sugar N Spice..and All Things Nice's blog!

Check it out! The bag up for grabs is Navy blue/Tan! Reversible! How awesome is that!! Be sure to enter at http://sugarnspice-nallthingsnice.blogspot.com/2011/05/meray-arnett-handbag-reviewgiveaway.html
Happy Entering! :)

Beautiful print from S.S.C Photography *GIVEAWAY* AT Jewels For Hope's blog!

Here is your chance to win a BEAUTIFUL print of your choice from S.S.C Photography! You have to see for yourself! Just beautiful!
Ends June 2!

Enter to win a new blog design! ~HEADER AND BUTTON~

I SOOO need this! But I'm sure others do too! You can enter to win a new HEADER AND BUTTON design for your blog OR Etsy shop HEADER AND AVATAR from Delightful Designs at Stay Calm Cupcakes blog!!



Baby Amber Teething Necklace GIVEAWAY at CrawlMomma's blog!

Enter to win a Amber Teething Necklace for your baby! This will provide natural relief for your babys teething symptoms and is also very beautiful!

Ends May 22! Good Luck!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Divas Mama is having a 1200 Fan GIVEAWAY!!!

FB LINK~ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=206712202682525&set=a.210412662312479.54272.191096570910755&type=1&theater

and Be Sure to follow her blog!! ~http://divasmama.blogspot.com/


***Mudpuppy Review and Giveaway***

You can win a Forest Friends Block Puzzle from Mudpuppy at Freckleberry Finds!! Ends 5-30!



Monday, May 16, 2011

Enter to WIN a Contigo® 24 ounce AUTOSEAL® Water Bottle !

Enter at *life in the lost world*'s blog!
Ends 6-5-11! Good Luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

*DownEast Basics Swimwear Review and Givewaway.......

The Adventures of My Family of 8 is hosting this awesome giveaway!! Be sure to enter to win your choice of swimsuit from either their DownEast basics or their Modbe line! Giveaway ends May 29th! Good Luck!


I will be giving away a $5 Target GC(or Walmart...which ever the winner decides) when I hit 50 Followers! Please help me get there as soon as possible. Share my blog with your friends! Please and thank you! :)

SWIMSUIT GIVEAWAY from Suits Me Swimwear!

Win a Swimsuit from Suits me Swimwear at Run Like A Girl's blog!! Hurry because it ends today at 11.59pm!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fill In The Blankie GIVEAWAY at Piece of ME!(blog)

Win $100 to use towards a beautiful personalized blankie from Fill In The Blankie! You can enter at Piece of Me's blog! Ends May 28! http://www.makingmyamericandream.com/2011/05/ultra-personalized-baby-blankets-from.html

Thirsties Giveaway at What Mama Wants!!!

Check out What Mama Wants review and giveaway for a Thirsties Duo Diaper. You can win one of YOUR choice!! Easy entries(lots of them) GOOD LUCK!

Win a Happy Heiny Cloth Diaper at Six in The Nest!!!

Who doesn't love Happy Heiny's!?! I do!! Well, you can win one at Six in The Nest's Blog! Ends 5-18!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Skidders Review and Giveaway at Mommy and Me Giveaways!

These are just the cutest invention ever! Check out the review and giveaway at http://mommyandmegiveaways.com
Ends May 26, 2011!