Thursday, February 28, 2008

Some Linky Love

Some Linky Love

I have met so many fun people through blogs! As well as found wonderful baby sites, places to do product reviews for my business, learned about blogging, made friends and more. Blogging has now become a part of my life since I have now started Sweet Pea blog. So I found about about Linky Love on A Frog In My Soup. So here we go! Here is what you do:

I have added the 5 on the very bottom so please visit their wonderful blogs! Here’s the details that are passed along with this meme:(Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)
It’s real easy!
*Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!
*The benefits of Viral Linking:
1.One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!
2.Increase your Google PageRank fast
3.Attract large volume of new traffic to your site
4.Build your community
5.Make new friends!

Linky Love Tag
The Strategist Notebook
Link Addiction
Ardor of the HeartWhen Life Becomes a Book
The Malaysian Life
Yogatta.com
What goes under the sun
Roshidan’s Cyber Station
Sasha says
Arts of Physics
And the legend lives
My View, My Life
A Simple LifeJuliana
RWMom Knows Everything
Beth & Cory’s Mom
A Mind Forever Voyaging
enjoying the ride
Jennifer’s thoughts
Mom of 3 Girls
Amanda
Don’t Make Me Get The Flying Monkeys
ExPat Mom
Just Jessie
Wilson Six
Kristin
Nuttier Than You
Shonnte
Summer’s Nook
Laura Williams Musings
Melissa’s Idea Garden
Eve at Confessions of an Everyday Housewife
ChristiS of the Blah Blah Blog
Stephanie at Stop the Ride!
Diane at Soap, Blings & Girly Things
Amanda at Amanda:Mama’s Musings
Kristin at An Ordinary Life
Mama Zen at The Zen of Motherhood
Atomik Kitten
The Sassy Southerner
A Room of Mama’s Own
Exploring Autumn
Immoral Matriarch: Catechizer
Real Life
Boogiemum
Living and loving every minute of it
Huckdoll
The Daily Rhythm
The Rocky Mountain Retreat
Peace is Every Step
Life According to Lizzy
Following Forward
Boys Rule My Life
A Quest for Relevance
Not Trying for a Boy
The Gaspards
Orryally’s journal
My Life with Boys
The Truest Thing
The Potter’s Hand
Permission to Peruse
Live Laugh Blog
Pianomomsicle
Heather’s Hot Mess
Kevin and Paula
Smatterday
Guidance for Victory
Sports Momma
Pensieve
The Home Team Wins
Sisters of a Different Order
Chased by Children
A Frog in My Soup
My Spunky Monkey
Tara’s View of the World
Living A Mom’s Life
Dawn-Sweet Pea Cakes etc Blog
True Tales of A MiniVan Mama

Little Ladybug Designs Blog
MomFinds
MommyBlog for stay at home moms
The Wee Review
Peekaboo Picks

Please take a few minutes to visit some of the blogs listed above. Even if you don’t see your name on the list- you can still participate in the meme and keep the Linky Love Tag going!
Just copy all this to your blog- add your top 5 and send some Linky Love! Happy Thursday!~Dawn

We are a proud sponsor for Little Ladybug Designs Virtual Baby Shower! Click the invite to visit the party! If you are an expectant mother or just had a baby this is your chance to sign up and win great prizes for lots of sponsors!

Little Ladybug Designs Virtual Baby Shower Invite

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Little Ladybug Designs Welcome Home Baby!




The day your precious little baby is born into this world is truly a special, memorable day. You want to shout from the rooftops to everyone you know to check out the most wonderful, beautiful thing in the world. And now you can with Little Ladybug Designs. Kim's designs portray your baby in the way that you want them to be seen. The thing that is extra unique about this site is that not only can Kim make birth annoucements but she also specializes in adoption annoucements. All mothers want to be able to share their joy in receiving their precious gift of life.




Kim and I got to chatting and I asked her how she got started in this business. "I started off as a web designer on the side and found that I loved graphic design. I wanted to be able to stay home and raise our daughter. I started creating announcements for her and for my friend's babies. I also created a video montage about our adoption journey and shared it with family & friends at our daughter's 1st birthday party. It was such a big hit that I wanted other families to be able to cherish this special journey forever." Kim is an adoptive mother herself so she knows the importance of being able to share your child's memories and she does that with some of her products: special occasion video montage, annoucements, thank you cards, birthday invitations, address labels, keepsakes and adoption videos. "My designs are unique and modern. Customer satisfaction is my number one priority. I want customers to be 100% happy with their final product. I will work with customers to create the perfect card or perfect video montage." I received a sample of Kim's work and was blown away by the quality of the card, the color, and appearance. You won't be disappointed giving these cards to family and friends.



Kim has been in business since 2007 and when she isn't working hard at her business, she is spending time dancing, traveling with her 2.5 year old and loving hubby of 10 years. Kim is generously offering all the readers a 10% discount off all orders through the end of June 2008. Also you can get 10% off 4 or more sets automatically in addition to this discount. That's a sweet bonus! Just use the link below to get shopping!









Join Little Ladybug Designs on March 27th-29th for their Virtual Baby Shower! This party is showering an adoptive mother (who won a contest to be the lucky mom) with gifts for her new baby she brought home. All the sponsors have been generous enough to donate prizes to the mom and offering prizes to everyone who attends the party. So you have a chance to win the same great gifts. So stop by for music, entertaiment, prizes and fun. Get great gifts from sponsors such as Oh My Baby, Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc., Essential Family Living, and My Colorful Treasures, just to name a few. If you would like to be a sponsor for this event please contact Kim at kim@littleladybugdesigns.com for more information on minimums, number of gifts, etc.




Win Baby Product Gift Basket!

Win a Johnson’s® “Baby Bonding Gift Basket”

Right now at 5minutesformom.com you can enter to win a Johnson & Johnson gift basket filled with wonderful baby products for your little one. Check out the interview with Mariska Hargitay from NBC's Law and Order: SUV and learn about the celebration of Johnson's Baby Pink Lotion! The basket comes with the famous pink lotion, a cashmere wrap and something for moms- a set of Johnson's Melt Away Stress products! So hurry over and leave a comment. Deadline to enter is Feb. 26th! So you have a few days left to enter.


This reminds me of all my bonding times with my first daughter. She loved bath time and it was part of our nightly routine. Every night she soaked in the bath tub, played with her toys and I read books to her. Then she would get out and I would massage her with the baby lotion and get her ready for bed. Doing that routine, I swear, helped her sleep better at night. So of course with baby #2, we do the same thing. She is now 14 months and loves having the lotion put on. She holds up her feet, and then her arms and helps rub it on her tummy. I love how clean she smells afterwards. The Johnson & Johnson lavender bed time lotion is fantastic too. I recommend that to put on your babies before bed. You can't find any better baby products then this and now you get a chance to receive them for free!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another Great Contest for Little Readers!

So I hopped on over for my daily reading on A Frog in My Soup and sure enough Shera has another great contest going on over there! I know many of us have little ones that love to read and that we love to read to. Well right now you can win a Peter Rabbit Felt Story from A Time to Felt. What an adorable site. After reading the review, I had to sign up. All you have to do is read the review, head over to A Time to Felt, then back to a A Frog in My Soup to leave a comment about your favorite product. Then you are entered to win.

My favorite item was the Down on the Farm Quiet Book. My little one year old daughter loves animals and making the animal sounds. So why not have an interactive book for her to learn more, not be able to destroy and have another way for us to bond together? I can think of nothing better. The Peter Rabbit book is darling too and a total classic. So I would love to win that one. So head on over and get entered!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Organic Diaper Cakes are here!

Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. has launched a new line of organic diaper cakes!



For all of our eco-friendly moms out there, Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. offers organic diaper cakes! Our 3 tier diaper cake is made up of 56 size 1 Seventh Generation diapers. Eack cake is also topped with a 100% organic cotton plush toy. The cake is filled inside with 1 handmade 100% organic flannel swaddle blanket, 1 handmade 100% organic flannel bib, 3 organic cotton onesies, and a 5 piece Burt's Bees baby bath set. How many places can say everything inside and out on their diaper cakes are organic? Not many but at Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. you can rest assured everything you are getting is 100% organic.



Visit the site to view the selections and the products inside! You are use to love these new cakes.

Available for baby girl, baby boy, unisex, and for twins!

Specials going on right now!

Looking for some specials this month for your precious little one? Well check out some of the following:





Chicks and CubsFebruary is Baby Shoe Bronzing Month. expires 2/29/08.10-20% off PLUS choose a free gift worth ~$20.00.Click below to start shopping!



Receive free shipping at Munchie Mallow with purchases over $50. Shop for boutique flower headbands, hats, clippies, tutus and more. Visit now!

Save 10% at Little Ladybug Designs where you can get all your adoptive and birth annoucments for your baby! Little Ladybug Designs is also holding a contest for one lucky adoptive mother to be to win a virtual baby shower on her website and get showered with wonderful baby gifts from numerous sponsors. If you are interested, send an email to kim@littleladybugdesigns.com

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Graphics Shoppe- Join the club!


When I first popped on to The Graphics Shoppe Club- I was in love! I am always looking for new ways to scrap book and show off my kids, as well as have flattering graphics for my website, blog, and banners. I took some time to get more information from this hardworking mom, Maemae. Her business offers the full package! "We have a Online Graphics,Crafts and Scrapbooking E-Club with 2000+ Graphics that can be used for both personal and commercial use. Our terms of use are flexible because we believe that you should be able to use the graphics after purchasing them! lol. We also have Printables,Fairy Tale Castle Printable Projects,Ebay Auction Templates,Website Goodies,Scrapbook Quickpages,Printable Papers and more."



The Graphics Shoppe-Graphics Crafts and Scrapbooking Club!

"I started my online business after falling in love with drawing on the computer. I had been drawing ever since I was a little girl and I was inspired to take my creative talents and try them on the computer! That was 5 Years ago now and I am so happy and blessed that I did! " Time goes by fast when you are a working mom. With interests of Graphics,Crafting,Scrapbooking, Nature, Scrapbooking, Website Design, Finding affordable resources for women and wahms to help be able to work from home, its no wonder Maemae's life is a success. "My family is wonderful, without their support and encouragement I wouldn't of made it this long!! LOL"

Now some of you are asking "what is a clipart club?" Well....-Our ClipArt Clubhouse is completly online which means you can access the club from any computer anywhere!!!! As soon as you join you receive access to over 2000 Quality Illustrations that you can use on BOTH Personal AND Commercial Projects!! We try to add new goodies every week with a ClipArt Collection, Printables, Scrapbook Goodies, Projects, Matching Signatures for your email. We are always updating the club and adding new things and features for our members. Your membership is for the membership option you choose on the join page (1 Month Membership,2 Month Membership,etc).

The Graphics Shoppe-Graphics Crafts and Scrapbooking Club!

Not only do you get the chance to visit this shop by clicking on any of the links and banners but you can head over there for this great contest The Graphic Shoppe Club is hosting just for our readers. "We will be having a random mailing list drawing ending Febuary 29th. We will draw out 3 random winners that have joined from now until the end date and the winners will receive a FREE 1 Month Membership to our Graphics,Crafts and Scrapbooking E-Club!!!!. Our mailing list is completly free and we send out weekly freebies,craft projects,printables and more from our website!!!! So sign up for that as well."

Pricing for this club so affordable! You have the options of a 1 month, 2 month, 3 month, 6 month, Silver Yearly Membership and the best value- the Delux Gold Member Lifetime Membership with Membership on CD! Holy smokes!

What is the best seller for The Graphics Shoppe Club? "Our Club is our top seller. We have a Estore also where you can purchase custom products with our members favorite graphics on them and our City Gals set is a hot seller! We will be coming out later this month with exclusive designs for purchase on our website also!"

So, what are you waiting for? Check it out and get signed up for the contest. Click here to go! Leave us a comment and let us know what you thought of the shop!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. is on the radio!

Sweet Pea Cakes, etc. will be featured on www.Southwestblend.com Sunday February 10, 2008! Join in to hear all the fun with Nancy and Lisa- a mother-daughter team, at SouthWest Blend Magazine as they interview Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. Learn details on upcoming events, how the company began, goals and products coming and more. Join in blogtalkradio and join Champagne Sundays every Sunday!

Show Promo: http://www.southwestblend.com/Champagne_Sundays/index.htm* Kids Korner: - http://www.southwestblend.com/Kids_Korner_Family_Guide/shops_services.htm#Online_Shopping
- Colorado - http://www.southwestblend.com/Kids_Korner_Family_Guide/shops_services.htm
* Wedding Plannerhttp://www.southwestblend.com/Wedding_Special_Events_Guide/wedding_planner.htm#Online_Shopping - Colorado Link - http://www.southwestblend.com/Wedding_Special_Events_Guide/wedding_planner.htm

Leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the show!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Update on Girls Night In

The Girls Night In open house was last night! It was a success! We ended up with close to 50 women who came for a night of pampering, free massages, food from Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef, as well as shopping, prizes and leave with overflowing goodie bags. I enjoyed myself so much and was so happy to hear such positive feedback. It was such an upbeat, positive environment thanks to the great women who participated.

The idea was to have a night that supported other women trying to run their own at home business. What better way to do that then all work it together. I am so happy that everyone was able to get leads, bookings, sales and build their contact list. The question of the night was "When is the next one?" I am thinking April or May!

Now my time will be spent getting our networking group off the ground and keeping up with my blog!!

~Dawn
Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc.