Thursday, September 30, 2010

World Baby Foods by Dr. Susanna Review and Giveaway Ends October 9th! **CLOSED**

Everyone wonders when you are suppose to add variety and spices into your baby's diet right? Well I have found that it is good to introduce them as early as 9 months.  Where did I come up with that? Well Dr. Susanna at World Baby Foods thinks it is OK!  She has come up with baby food that not only introduce spices but variety from AROUND THE WORLD!


Dr. Susanna sent me one of each of her famous baby foods for my little girl to try.  I was so pleased and so ready for my daughter to try it.  Now, my daughter eats EVERYTHING she can get her hands on.  So I was ready to see if she would eat this or not and what she thought about it.


There are 6 different items produced by World Baby Foods.  They are BABY BORSCHT, BABY DAL, LULLABY THAI, QUE PASA CALABASA, SWEETIE TAHITI , and TOKYO TUM TUM .  They are very different and none of them are alike.


This process took 6 weeks to do.  Like most of you I had to introduce these one at a time to my little girl (in case of allergies).  I did one per week but I always had a back-up in case she was not thrilled to have it.


The first week we started with the Baby Dal.  This is a taste of India.  I of course tried it myself just to see how close it was to Indian food (which I love and hope she shared the same passion) and was amazed how close it tasted.  The color is at best described as rustic? You know the brownish red color.  So on to the tasting. So the first few bites of course are always the "taste" test.  By the 5th bite she had decided she LOVED it.  She happily ate the whole jar.  Now, from a mom's perspective the food smelled REALLY strong.  I honestly did not think she would like it.  But there was just enough cumin mixed in that it was not overwhelming.


The second week we tried Sweetie Tahiti from where else..Tahiti.  My daughter is CRAZY for sweet foods.  She loves her fruits and so I was sure she would love this too.  I tried this one as well.  It was not my favorite taste, but then again I am not a baby.  This one was white in color.  Looked like mushed coconut.  So after 4-5 bites my baby decided she did liked it.  She did not eat it as fast as she had the Baby Dal but she did eat it right up.  I think she was unsure about the coconut and banana mixture.  She really loves her bananas but the coconut was a new one for her.


The third one we tried was the Tokyo Tum Tum a Japanese classic.  Can I just say that this looks DISGUSTING.  I almost did not give her any but decided to do it anyways...I mean sometimes things taste much better than they look.  This was green.  Looked like mixed spinach with some other variable colors.  It took a bit for her to decide what she thought.  She ate a few bites here and there but in the end she did eat it all.  I did not try this one just because I couldn't get past the way it looked.


The fourth one we tried was Que Pasa Calabasa a baby food with a hispanic kick.  I will say this was orange and gross....and apparently my baby girl thought the same thing.  I thought she would love it cause she loves squash but I think the chili that is added through it way out there for her.  I did not go near this one and she did not want more than 1 bite.  So it was on to something else.


The fifth one we tried was Lullaby Thai all the way from Thailand.  I knew this one would be a hit.  She loves Thai even at this age.  I tasted it.  It was ok.  It was a orange color but really light.  I did not have any trouble with her eating this one.  She had it gone quickly but boy did she make a mess ha!


Last one we tried was the Baby Borscht from the European cuisine.  I have to say mushed beets does not appeal to me, but I am glad my daughter did not feel the same way.  It was a great mixture of foods although the color is BRIGHT red.  My daughter loved it.  I think this one was her favorite, but really how can you tell?


So in the end most of them were a hit...but not all.  Mom was happy with the turn out.  We did not have any allergic reactions and was able to introduce foods to the baby.



Now how would you like the chance to get samples of your own for your baby to try?


2 readers will win 1 set of 6 samples of each of the baby food.

The entries for this one will be simple.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to World Baby Food and tell me something you learned.

Make sure when leaving your comments you list:
A. What the entry is for and B. Your email address

Extra Entries:

Become a fan of Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness on Facebook. Leave a comment.

Subscribe to my blog via NetworkBlogs. Leave a comment.

Follow me through Google Friend Connect or via a reader. Leave a comment.

Blog about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment.

Tweet about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment. 3 tweets per day.

Enter one of the other giveaways I have going. Leave a comment. (You can get an entry for each giveaway you enter.)

Comments 50, 100, 150, and 200 will all get 10 extra entries. Make sure you add your entries AFTER your initial post. If you are not one of those entries your entry will be deleted.

Giveaway is open to US only. Last day to enter is October 9th. Winner will be drawn using random.org. After contacted the winner has 72 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be drawn. Once the company is notified they are in charge of shipping the prize.

I was not paid to perform this review but chose so after using the product.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Tell a Friend How to Get $10

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Paypal and MoneyPak have decided to give free money... $10!!! Click on the link to find out how. Got to love free money!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Sounds for Silence Special Offer

Did you miss your chance to get the Sounds for Silence CD set to help soothe and calm your baby?  Well I was just told about a special offer that Dr. Harry is giving.



Hi. Thanks again for running the Sounds for Silence promotion. We would like to offer your followers and blog readers information on a SUPER SLEEP SPECIAL for Sounds for Silence (this will not be advertised!). Would you like to let them know? Details below (which you can use directly if you like.)



Details of the super special, as Dr Harry has said, that you can use directly if you wish:

For friends of LIFE: FULL OF UNEXPECTED HAPPINESS, Amazon are offering a deep discount on SOUNDS FOR SILENCE (Baby Settling Program).

Normally $39.95, save $$$ and sanity for only $9.95 at Amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/25hcwjn
This price only while stocks last (to make room for the next shipment). Tell your family and friends as this will not be advertised!

Sounds for Silence is safe, fast and effective in soothing babies. Also a great gift idea!

So if you have not gotten it already here is your chance, and I highly recommend it.



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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Franklin Goose Review and Giveaway Ends September 18th!




So a couple weeks ago I did a review on Franklin Goose and their customer service. Today I am doing a review on Franklin Goose, their customer service, the product I received, and the time it took for me to get it.

As I have stated before I found Franklin Goose when they were doing their "Review" promotion. I thought it was awesome of them to do such a thing.. They did it to help get the word out about their company...and I would have to say it worked.

I decided to head over there and take a peek.  I am glad I did.  Not only do they offer "green" items they even have a "Safe Baby Promise"—

"We promise to offer you a quality selection of the safest, most organic and natural products available. We promise that you can shop here comfortably, knowing that we dedicate ourselves to hand picking each product on our site. While this isn't a perfect world, and some products we offer are not made with all-natural materials, we promise to only offer the best product options available."

I accumulated a pretty good chunk of credit due to the fact I am a very "green" mama and had used almost everything in their store. So when it came to ordering I was able to get quite a few items.

I went through their site and filled up my shopping cart a few different times and deleted it a few more. I could not decide what I wanted to get. They have so many items on their that I wanted it was really hard.

My first order gave me probably the most useful item I have. I purchased a Badger Basket Natural/Unfinished Two Drawer Storage Unit/Hamper for $36.99. When I got it in I had to put it together...wow so simple. A few screws here and there and BAM! done. I was really shocked to how strong it was and how deep the drawers "pockets" were. I loved the natural finish because if I ever decide to paint it I can no problem. The unit is very sturdy and the drawers are made from a very durable material.

Specs:
Overall unit measures 15.25"Lx14.25"Wx29.5"H. Drawers each measure 13.75"Lx13.5"Wx11"H.
Canvas drawers are 80% cotton and 20% polyester.

At first I bought it to hold my baby's dirty clothes. I put white in one part and colors in the other. Well that worked great...until her clothing became alot more colorful and she was going through more than it would hold. However, the usefulness did not stop there.

Next we used it to hold her onesies and her socks/hose/baby legs. That did really good for a while. But eventually we found a new use for it. Now it holds her toys.  She likes to climb and this is great for her. It is sturdy enough to support her but if it happens to topple over it is lightweight enough it does not hurt her. We keep many random things in it and she can pull out her bottom drawer on her own to get her toys out of there. (We put the toys she doesn't play with often in the top). On top of it is more toys (these are the ones that are ALWAYS out).

This was definitely a great item for our family. I made the order on 4/12 and received the item by 4/19. I had absolutely no issues with ordering it or receiving it. I ordered the basket unit with another item that took a while to get to me but again it was within a reasonable amount of time...considering they were BACKED UP!

And one of the other best parts....shipping was only $5.00! I am sure many other places would have charged alot more for shipping, especially since it was shipped UPS but not Franklin Goose. They only charged me $5.00 (and they charge $5.00 on more orders) and even sent me the tracking information!


Now how would you like the chance to get your own Badger Basket Natural/Unfinished Two Drawer Storage Unit/Hamper or other item?


1 reader will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate towards any purchase at Franklin Goose!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to Franklin Goose and tell me what item in there you would spend your $20.00 gift certificate on.

Make sure when leaving your comments you list:
A. What the entry is for and B. Your email address

For extra entries: 
Make a purchase from Franklin Goose. Leave a comment letting me know you did and order number (if available). Worth 15 entries (please submit each separately)

Follow @UnXpctdHappEnes on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did.

Become a fan of 
Franklin Goose on Facebook. Leave a comment here as well as on the FB page.


Follow @FranklinGoose on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did.

Register at Franklin Goose through this linkLeave a comment.

Become a fan of Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness on Facebook. Leave a comment.

Subscribe to my blog via NetworkBlogs. Leave a comment.

Follow me through Google Friend Connect or via a reader. Leave a comment.

Blog about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment.

Tweet about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment. 3 tweets per day.

Enter one of the other giveaways I have going. Leave a comment. (You can get an entry for each giveaway you enter.)

Invite friends to join my blog or my FB page. Leave a comment. 1 entry per 15 friends.

Invite friends to 
Franklin Goose's FB page. Leave a comment.

Comments 50, 100, 150, and 200 will all get 10 extra entries. Make sure you add your entries AFTER your initial post. If you are not one of those entries your entry will be deleted.

Giveaway is open to US only. Last day to enter is September 18th. Winner will be drawn using random.org. After contacted the winner has 72 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be drawn. Once the company is notified they are in charge of shipping the prize.

I was not paid to perform this review but chose so after using the product.




Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Show and Tell




Corn on the Cob and Little Girls


So this past week we took a vacation to Forks, WA.  My little girl was eating her dinner and then she saw mommy eating hers.  She just HAD to have what mommy had.  To my surprise she LOVED her corn on the cob.  She is teething to so I am sure it made her feel really good.  She kept that one piece of cob for 2 hours.


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Sunday Stroll Blog Hop


I am doing the Sunday Stroll are you?  Head over and check it out and get seen! 


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Dr Harry - Pediatrics with Passion! Sounds for Silence Review and Giveaway Winner

Looks like the winner to this giveaway is Heather B







HeatherB said...


following dr harry on twitter

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Life100 Followers $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway Winner

Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness: 100 Followers $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway


I go on vacation and come back to 100 followers! You guys are great. So of course it is time to draw a new winner. And the winner is....


a. I follow you on fb
annastulogan@hotmail.com



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