Monday, March 31, 2014

Mom's Wish List Mother's Day Giveaway

Every holiday or birthday, the same question gets asked "What would you like?".  If you are like me, I never know!  Well this Mother's Day, we have put a giveaway together that will make sure you know what you want!

These prizes make perfect Mother's Day gifts. Check out the amazing list of prizes you'll have the chance to win in this Mom's Wish List Mother's Day Giveaway!

Momma Lew has teamed up with The Mommy NestThe Squishable Baby and a great group of bloggers to bring you this event!  A very special thank you to all of our sponsors!  

Epiphanie Bags has many different styles to match whatever your needs or personal style might be.  Carry your camera and gear in something that creates a statement!  From backpacks to messenger bags to handbags. These bags blend practicality with style!  Read the full review here.


Whether you are working out, out for the day shopping or lounging around the house with your family, the Go Long Crew from Albion Fit is flattering and comfortable!  It's a wardrobe must-have!  Read the full review here.


Nelle & Lizzy's Double Name Ring is the perfect way to commemorate the special people or a special moment in your life. It's simplicity makes a big statement.  Find out more about this beautiful piece of jewelry here.


ShaveMOB saves customers the pain of overspending on pricey razors.  Check out how this great new way to buy your razors for yourself or the man in your life works here!


Twigtale allows you to create personalized storybooks for your children without painstaking time, resources and the expensive price tag.  Each book helps your child with important transitions! Read Momma Lew's full review here!


Pish Posh Baby is the #1 online high-quality baby gear store!  Shop for strollers, car seats, bedding, furniture and so much more. Receive facts and advice too from real parents just like you as well! Find out all about Pish Posh's Group Registry option here.  

One lucky winner is going to receive:

  • Your choice of a camera bag from Epiphanie Bags 
  • The Go Long Crew Shirt from AlbionFit 
  • A $50 Gift Code to Pish Posh Baby 
  • The Double Name Ring from Nelle & Lizzy 
  • A 2 months supply of razors from ShaveMOB 
  • A personalize your own book from Twigtale 
  • Total retail value is $428.98!

To enter, follow the steps in the entry form below.  This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years of age and up.  It will end on 4/22 at 11:59pm EST.  All entries will be verified and one entry per household.  

Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment.  Participating bloggers have not been compensated for this giveaway and all opinions expressed are solely their own. 

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Beginner’s Guide to SLR Photography Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD guide in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


"Use your camera like a pro." has launched their newest training video - Beginner's Guide to SLR Photography.

When I first got my Canon a few years ago, I was definitely a beginner! I still am. I've left it on Auto for the longest time until I received this video guide to help me enhance my photography skills.

The Beginner's Guide to SLR Photography is a step-by-step tutorial video which covers the following:
  • Shutter speed and motion effects
  • Aperture (f-stop), Depth of field and Bokeh
  • ISO sensitivity and avoiding noise
  • Automatic vs. Creative modes
  • Getting a perfect focus
  • Shooting in full manual
  • Finding the right white balance
  • The beauty of RAW
  • All about lenses
  • Best practices for flash
  • Best outdoor lighting
  • Indoor lighting techniques
  • Finding the best composition

Free Photography Tips

Each chapter will go over the different modes on your camera and you'll get to put your skills to the test with the assignments included in the guide. I love this feature because you can practice the variety of techniques with each lesson as you go along.

One of the assignments I really liked was taking a picture of a water drop. I still have some practicing to do but here's what I managed to capture:

I learned a lot of different ways to make my photos better by taking my camera off of Auto. The DVD guide is very easy to follow and I'll continue to use it as a reference!

The website also has free photography tips to help you with your photography projects.

Photographer Overnight is offering a 50% discount off any product on their website by using code HALFOFF.

You can also purchase it here. (affiliate link)

One winner will receive a copy (or download link) of the Beginner's Guide to SLR Photography. (ARV $49)

Giveaway is open WW and ends on 4/7.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Parker Time Potions and bumGenius Cloth Diaper Giveaway

We're only human. As parents we are always there for our children but sometimes its very hard to really be there with them. Because of all the commitments and technological advancements we seem to become so involved in everything around us to spend quality free time with our children. 


Kelly Johnson the Super Mom behind Parker Time Potions knows how difficult it can be to just stop and relax with your little one and how important Pediatric massage is, so she developed this all natural gentle massage oil perfect for any time of day. This unique blend of moisturizing oils leaves delicate skin soft and smooth. Using Parker Time Original Potion for pediatric massage has been shown to help build the bond between parent and child while also helping to improve long-range emotional, physical, and cognitive development. She developed 3 different kinds of potions to help wit your little ones bonding.


You can find them all at Parker Time Potions. This is the perfect product to help develop an even greater bond with your little one as well as help in giving them a healthy emotional as well as physical development.

Kelly's hope is that by providing a quality product it will give parents not only peace of mind that they are using an all-natural massage oil but allow them to slow down and savor those precious bonding moments with their child. You can find out more about this great product over at Conservamom's Page and check out her review.

One Lucky winner will get their own Parker Potion Gift set and their choice of color bumGenius Cloth diaper! So you can spend some freetime and quality time with your little one. This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 4/15 at 11:59pm. So head over below to the Rafflecopter and enter to win.

Disclosure: This Blog is not responsible for the fulfillment of prize. This blog did not receive financial compensation for this giveaway.This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US and must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Conservamom will be responsible for prize fulfillment. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

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The Parenting Patch Thanks You! Giveaway

Celebrate The Parenting Patch's 20,000 Facebook likes with this fun giveaway!

Welcome to The Parenting Patch Thanks You! Giveaway hosted and sponsored by The Parenting Patch! To say thank you to all my Facebook fans who helped bring me to 20,000 likes, I am giving away one (1) "choose your own diaper" (valued up to $25) or a $25 Amazon gift card. One lucky reader can choose any cloth diaper valued up to $25. 

For my fans who are not into cloth diapers, I am offering a $25 Amazon gift card. And, not to leave out my international readers, I am offering $25 PayPal cash. All to say thanks to you! One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and Hiccups and Sunshine will win one (1) "choose your own diaper" (valued up to $25) or a $25 Amazon gift card. 

To enter for your chance to win the The Parenting Patch Thanks You! Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! And thank you! 

The The Parenting Patch Thanks You! Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $25 minus any PayPal charges via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The The Parenting Patch Thanks You! Giveaway ends at midnight CST on April 21, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Hiccups and Sunshine is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

16 Minute Club - For Breastfeeding Mothers

Disclaimer: I received the products mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

16 Minute Club

The 16 Minute Club is a unique subscription box service tailored to breastfeeding moms. In fact, it is the only home delivery lactation support program available.

Founder Wendy Wright is a board certified lactation consultant who also breastfed and personally knows the joys of breastfeeding.

"From the moment I breastfed my first baby I knew I wanted to share the experience with as many families as possible. As a board certified lactation consultant I have supported families in hospitals, clinics, support groups and one on one to achieve success. The 16 Minute Club is my way of continuing to help as many families as possible to breastfeed their babies." -Wendy

Subscription Boxes
Each box is designed to meet you and your baby's needs depending on their age. For example, the first 16 Minute Club box is tailored just for mom: prenatal and prebirth weeks. Box No.2 is tailored for newborns: weeks 1-6. The subscription boxes grow with your baby. Boxes can be shipped within the US and Canada.

I received Box No.10 which is titled Ready for More. It is the last 16 Minute Club subscription box which is made especially for the growing toddler.

16 Minute Club

What's Inside?

Green Sprouts Refreezable Ice Pouch
Go, Dog. Go! by Dr. Seuss
Sticky Bellies
Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Mini Reusable Snack & Everything Bag
OXO Tot Baby Blocks
Crocodile Creek Eco Kids Drinking Bottle
Natural Essentials Wipes
16 Minute Club Binder

Green Sprouts Stacking Ducks
BabyGanics Sunscreen
Sophie La Girafe Baby Hair & Body Wash and Face Cream
All of these products are specifically designed to enhance toddler development.
I love that many of the products in the box are eco-friendly or made with natural and organic ingredients.

Little Z's favorite items were the drinking bottle and the stacking ducks.

It's really inspiring to know that this subscription box service is helping breastfeeding moms. When Baby #2 comes along sometime in the future I can't wait to discover the products that the 16 Minute Club has to offer during the early stages.

The 16 Minute Club has teamed up with me to offer you a sweet giveaway!

One (1) winner will have the chance to pick out one box that meets their breastfeeding needs. 

Giveaway will end on April 4, 2014. Open to US and Canada.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Giveaway Hop

Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 9th this year. It is usually set for the Friday before Mother's Day. This day honors the resilient military spouses holding down the home front and being a strong support for their significant other and in most cases caring for their children alone. Being a military spouse myself, I know how hard it is to move every few years, be away from my family, and take care of my little one by myself while my husband is away.

Military Spouse

This year, I wanted to host a special event dedicated to military wives.

I will be putting together a grand prize package for a lucky winner (or multiple winners, depending on the amount of generous sponsors willing to participate.)
Items in this giveaway hop will include military-themed products and other prizes perfect for military spouses! 

Event Details
Deadline: May 5, 2014
Event dates: May 9-May 23, 2014
Prize value minimum: $25
Hashtag: #MilSpouseGiveaway

Blogger Requirements
  • Your giveaway prize value must be at least $25.
  • You must have a designated giveaway for the hop.
  • Your post can include multiple prizes. Each prize should be at least $25.
  • Your post must be dedicated to this event. Event button, details, host name, and Linky must be posted in your giveaway post.
  • Giveaway post must be live by 12am (PST) on May 9th or you'll risk being removed from the Linky.
  • Giveaway ends on May 23rd at 11:59pm (PST).
  • You must include proper disclosures and have no entries that violate social media policies.
  • Please make sure your giveaway has no more than 1 or 2 easy mandatory entries.

Help spread the word! If you'd like to write a post about the Military Spouse Appreciation Giveaway Hop or include the event button on your sidebar, you can grab the code here:

Hiccups and Sunshine

Interested in being a sponsor for the grand prize giveaway?
Contact me at hiccupsandsunshine(at)yahoo(dot)com if you'd like to discuss having your brand or company participate in the giveaway hop!


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