Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Charity Raffle for Emily!

Charity Raffle

This is all for little Emily
You can read about Emily's story here.
Shannon's blog
Shannon's Facebook page
Shannon's Twitter

Here are some important details: 

  • To enter this giveaway a mandatory $5.00 ($5 = 1 entry) donation is required.  All money is going directly into Shannon's paypal account.  Click here to donate.  
  • For every $1.00 over the $5.00 mandatory entry you receive another entry.  Ex. donate $10.00 and receive 1 entry for the first $5.00 and 5 more entries for the other $5.00, total would be 6 entries.  
  • Must be 18 or older to win.
  • This giveaway is open to US and Canada.  However some sponsors are not able to ship to Canada.  In that case I (Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways) will be the go between and have the items shipped to me and then I will ship to Canada.  
  • Sponsors and bloggers ARE allowed to enter.  Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways will be the only one with access to the entries therefore they will not be eligible to win.  Everybody else is fair game.  
  • You MAY win up to TWO packages.  If picks you twice I will allow it but if you are lucky enough to be picked a third time then it is somebody else's turn to win.  
  • If you are a sponsor or blogger and you win the item you have donated it will be separated from the prize package and be raffled off via as a single prize to all other entrants.  
  • If you have any questions at all please email Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways at
  • Feel free to comment on this post but it will not count as an entry unless you fill out the giveaway form posted below.   
  • If you have not entered a giveaway from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways before it's really simple.  Just fill out the form and add up your entries at the end.  ALL entries will be verified. 
  • Here is a Link to all Sponsor's websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and blogs. 
  • You also get an extra entry for following all participating blogs on Google friend connect, twitter, and 'Liking' them on Facebook.  So be sure to hop around all blogs below for up to 3 extra entries for each participating blog.
  • To learn more about each prize you can view them all here:!/album.php?aid=48511&id=126257537393106
Click on the ChipIn Widget below to donate.  After you donate Click HERE to fill out the entry form.  If you have any questions at all please email Melissa at


Now on to the fun stuff!!  The prizes you can win!  

Cloth Diapering Package #1

FuzziBunz one-size diaper from Wee Little Changes
Small wetbag in either cars print or vines print (winners choice) from Green Bumkin
1 gender neutral diaper from Mud Butt Cloth Diapers
Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fitted diaper, winner's choice of in stock diaper or a custom one from Wee Expressions
$25 Gift Certificate from Sew Crafty Baby
Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
Wool Longies (boy or girl colors) from Babee Greens
Diaper kit including The Champ diaper, wipes, wet/dry bag, and pail liner from GoGreen Pocket Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the The Fruit of Her Hands
2 Little Bundles from AppleCheeks
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby

Cloth Diapering Package #2

Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby
bumGenius 4.0 onesize pocket diaper from Jennifer's Cloth Diaper Boutique
Go, Baby, Go! 14" X 12" Hot Pink wet bag with orange and lime stripes from Gina Turella Garcia- Go, Baby, Go! Independent Consultant
2 size Medium gPants, a bag of gRefills and a package of gCloth from gDiapers
$10.00 gift certificate to The Ginger Kid
Happy Heinys OS Snaps Puppy Print from Cute N Fluffy Cloth Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the ali AND swan
6 pack of organic prefolds with 2 covers and a roll of biosoft flushable liners from Bummis 
Wetbag from Prairie Tales, LLC
LolliDoo Diaper Anonymously donated
Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fluff's Enough donated a set of Tree Huggin Momma's fleece liners. (*Not pictured)
1 size Medium BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz PREMIUM donated by Life With My Littles (*Not pictured)

Cloth Diapering Package #3

Pack of 6 Charlie Banana 2-in-1 eco-diapering system from Charlie Banana
24 oz bag of detergent from Eco Sprout

Cloth Diapering Package #4

Good to Go package from SoftBums

Comfy Rumps Package 

For donating $5.00 you can win 2 diapers from Comfy Rumps.  If you donate $10.00 or more you can win 5 diapers!  7 total diapers being given away.  If you have entered for any of the cloth diaper packages you will automatically be entered to win the Comfy Rumps packages as this was added after the start of the giveaway.  

Baby Package 

Pacific Moby Wrap from Moby Wrap
Key Fob from BabyBug Creations 
Carnival bloom bib & burp cloth set from Designer Bub
Aden & Anais Diwali - Bamboo Muslin Swaddles 3 pack from Kelly's Closet (
Winner's choice of hat from SweetPeas An Bumpkins
Custom shoes, size and print from
Fabric covered wipes case from BabyBug Creations
(1) pair of Rock-a-thigh baby socks in winners choice of color from All American Baby Boutique

Custom diaper/wipe case from BabyBug Creations
Gift Basket - Items will include some crinkles, loopies, soakers, reusable lunch sacks, cloth wipes and some baby balm from Hen House Creations (*Not pictured)

Toddler Package

Musical Gear Center toy from Playskool
Toddler Pillow from BobbleRoos
Custom appliqued shirt/onesie from Tiny Toe Creations
Winner's choice of ERGObaby carrier and color choice from ERGObaby
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said
10 Handmade Birthday invitations of any Disney Character from Moms Saving Money
1 green children's edition of the i like book
$15 gift certificate to EcoMom
Denim apron from Five Talents Boutique
imagiPLAY Counting Octopi toy from The Cloth Experiment (*Not pictured)
Planet Wise Bag Your Snack Stuff gift pack from Nicki's Diapers (*Not pictured)

Girls Package

Custom tutu and matching flower clip from Little Miss Posh
Two girl style pair of BabyLegs from Mom 4 Life
Size 3T dress (pictured) from Cute Factor
Pink & white korker from Lily's Bowtique
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said

Mom's Package #1

1 BEADtastic book bling from Bouncing Woolies
Pair of FUNKtastic dryer balls (design will vary) from Bouncing Woolies
Wool car freshener (colors will differ, without beads) from Bouncing Woolies
A batch of french pressed soap for the winner from Beck, The Crazy Housewife 
$20.00 Gift Card to Homestead Emporium
Necklace from Avon anonymously donated
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
2 - $5 Amazon gift cards anonymously donated
Corn/therapy pillows, facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs (*Not pictured)
Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials from 2 Teens and a Toddler Boutique

Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials included:
  • -Shopping Cart Cover (Single)
  • -Rag Quilt Blanket
  • -Boppy Nursing Pillow COVER
  • -Crayon Roll
  • -Ring Sling
  • -I Spy Bag Toy
  • *Theseare  for a sewing pattern only, the items pictured are NOT included.
Mom's Package #2

5 - 8x10 original photographs by Samantha Shuman (Fresh Samantha) 

Scentsy Warmer and bar of Scentsy from Independent Scentsy Consultant ~ Lisa Marie
You Go, Girl! Scentsy Bar from Adventures in Abby Land
Pin from Avon anonymously donated
A basket full of bath goodies made by a 7 year old little girl (with help from her Mommy.)  Wash Away Cancer (Beck, The Crazy Housewife)
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
4 EasyLunchbox containers and 1 EasyLunchbox cooler bag, winner's choice of color from Easylunchboxes
Corn/therapy pillows, regular sized and one facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs *This is just an example, fabric will differ*
1 couples edition of the i like book
Flat wallet from The Accessory Barn (*Not pictured)

Boba Carrier

Boba Classic 2G, winner's choice of color from Boba Baby Carrier


$50.00 in BabyLegs products

Sleepy Wrap

Classic Sleepy Wrap, winner's choice of color from Sleepy Wrap

Advertising Package

Enter to win ad space on multiple blogs (more blogs are participating in this than pictured - complete links to come soon!) ** I just wanted to note the winner for this package will be drawn last.  So if you win this you will not be taken out of the running for other prizes.  I know many individuals will enter the giveaways and might not be so interested in this package.  However it would be super cool if you are an individual that wins it and you donate all the ad space to your favorite shop(s)!  It would be a great way to pay it forward! **

Disclosure:  I nor participating bloggers received any monetary donations or item donations for this posting.  This is a charity event and all money goes directly to Shannon Hubbel of Coupon Mommy of 3 for her families unexpected medical expenses, travel expenses, and time off from work.  This is being done out of the goodness of our hearts.   ♥

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hevea Natural Rubber Pacifier [Closed]

Hevea was kind enough to allow me to review one of their Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifiers. 

My 4 month old "L" is quite finicky about what kind of pacifier she will take so I was hoping for the best once it arrived. I sanitized the pacifier and tried it with L, at first she gave me the "what-the-heck-is-this look", but soon decided she would give it a shot. She used it without a problem for the rest of that day, night, and days following up till now! She also likes to chew on the rubber (and everything else). I love that Hevea uses all natural rubber and I can feel safe knowing their product is safe for my baby.
L has a little bit of trouble keeping the Hevea Pacifier in her mouth compared to some lighter weight/smaller pacifiers, but she is getting to the age where she is beginning to put things back in her mouth once she drops them.
The Hevea pacifier is very soft compared to others I have felt, to me that is a plus since naturally a breast fed baby isn't used to hard rubber nipples.
Hevea offers different styles and sizes of pacifiers as well as rubber teethers and accessories.

The Hevea pacifier is made of 100% pure natural rubber from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis.

  • 100% natural rubber latex 
  • Hygienic one piece design – no joints, cracks or edges
  • Soft material and ergonomic shape – soft and gentle against baby’s face
  • Doesn’t leave marks, prevents vacuum around the mouth
  • Sustainably produced
  • Recycled and biodegradable packaging materials
  • Meets EU standard EN1400, US regulations CPSIA & AUS regulation AS 2432-1991
  • No PVC, no BPA, no phthalates, no artificial colors
You can buy one HERE

Or WIN one Here!
Entrants must complete the mandatory entries to be considered in this giveaway. All entrants must fill out the entry form below. The winner will be chosen via We do check the entries! Any entry that is found to be false (IE. lying in the form) will be removed. The winner will be notified via email and has 24hrs to respond to the email before another winner is chosen. This giveaway will be open until [1/31/11] at 9:00pm Central Time, unless otherwise stated by Hurley or Nikki of MMR. 

(excerpts taken from hevea website, mmr was not paid for this review all opinions are our own)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

February In-Need Giveaway

Monthly Giveaways.
Modified Momma Reviews is introducing a new page on this blog. It will be devoted to a monthly giveaway for parents who would like to try cloth diapering or for parents who just can't afford the start-up.
Nikki and I both know how hard it is to start cloth diapering, financially speaking. When I first started cloth diapering, I spent 300+ dollars on just diapers. Granted, my family has saved money in the long run, we weren't necessarily able to afford it all at that point in time.

Now, because Nikki and I both love cloth diapering so much, we would like to give back. Please understand that we can't help everyone who asks. I (Hurley) will be buying these gifts out of my own pocket (unless we can get sponsors later). I ask that if you already have a significant stash of fluff, please don't enter these contests. We are primarily hoping to help out those IN NEED.

Here's how it works:
You must be a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect.
You must also be a fan of Modified Momma Reviews' Facebook.
Each month we will have the contest info on this page with a link to the post found on the main page.
Enter the contest with ONE COMMENT under the post.
Once the time limit has been reached Nikki or I will close the contest.
I will email the winner and they will have 24 hrs to respond before we choose an alternate winner.

February Giveaway:
Unless otherwise stated by Nikki or Hurley of MMR:
This contest will be open until February 20th, 2011 at 9pm central time. Winners will be chosen via The winners will be notified that night via email. We will allow 24hrs to respond to our email.

All entrants must abide by the rules posted above! Please ONLY enter if you are IN NEED.

One free diaper. I will choose brand.
[Winner chooses girl or boy themed and sizing]
Winner needs to be aware that diaper may be a slight second.
There is going to be TWO winners!!!
The second winner will receive a diaper sponsored by:

Mama On A Green Mission
Go to her blog and show her some love.

To enter:
Post a comment on why you think you should win this prize.

December- January In-Need Giveaway Winner:

The winner is Anne Perry!
Congrats! I hope this helps you out!

Those who did not win, MMR urges you to re-enter in the February In-Need Giveaway for another chance.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick Link To Giveaways!!!

For a Quick Link to our Giveaways and a peek at what's to come check our "What's To Come Tab" up top!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wildtree Review and Giveaway[Closed]

Wildtree offers the highest quality herbs, spices and culinary blends that are free of preservatives, additives, fillers and promote a healthier lifestyle.
Amanda P. with Wildtree graciously offered to sponsor a review and giveaway.
She sent me their Scampi Blend, and Brownie Mix to review, and is also offering the same gift to one of our readers. Amanda is a stay at home mommy to five kids. She enjoys hosting parties and selling the Wildtree products.

  I personally am not the "best" cook, but I do try my best to always offer my family healthy meals and snacks. Sometimes we get bored of the "same old things." Wildtree offers an amazing assortment of products that are not only easy to prepare but healthier than most processed food choices. I began my review with the Scampi Blend. I went to the grocery store and purchased shrimp, pasta, and oil. The Scampi Blend had everything else already in it! It took me literally 10min. to prep and cook the shrimp. In fact the pasta was the part that took the longest. I started the pasta before the shrimp like the directions on the Scampi Blend suggested. This was by far one of the best Shrimp dishes I have ever had/made.
Here is how it's done! Scampi with Linguine.
Following the directions on the jar of Scampi Blend is sooo easy!!!!!
Boil some water, add salt.

Cook the noodles! save 1/4c. of pasta water for sauce!

Here is the Shrimp and the Scampi Blend.

Add the oil to the cold pan.

Add the blend to the oil in the cold pan.

Add the shrimp to the oil and blend in the cold pan. Stir to coat.

Cook on medium till pink :)

Remove shrimp from the pan, add more oil and more blend.

Toss in the pasta and shrimp


The family loved it so much that we made another batch the very next night!
The Brownies were just as easy(trust me I DON'T bake well)!!! Here's how they went!
Pre-Heat 325
Mix up the eggs milk and butter or oil.

Add the Brownie Mix

Put it in the greased pan!

I added walnuts.

Bake 45 min (estimated)

Both of these products were so easy to make. I could not believe how delicious they both turned out! I am  used to "easy" food being really bad for you but in this case I was comfortable knowing that the natural ingredients in the Wildtree foods were better for my family!

The Wildtree Story
"Until the mid 90’s, Leslie Montie never dreamed she would become the founder of a company that helps families from coast to coast enjoy great tasting and nutritious meals that can be prepared in minutes.  When Leslie discovered that her two young children had medical conditions requiring special dietary restrictions, she began her search for healthy alternatives.  “It was amazing how this impacted our entire family.” recalls Leslie.  I needed to come up with meals that my children would not react to, yet still enjoy.  And since I was a full-time working mom, they had to be easy to make.”
(Excerpts taken from

Be sure to go check out/purchase Wildtree with Amanda on Facebook .
And also at her Wildtree Site.
Entrants must complete the mandatory entries to be considered in this giveaway. All entrants must fill out the entry form below. The winner will be chosen via We do check the entries! Any entry that is found to be false (IE. lying in the form) will be removed. The winner will be notified via email and has 24hrs to respond to the email before another winner is chosen. This giveaway will be open until [1/31/11] at 9:00pm Central Time, unless otherwise stated by Hurley or Nikki of MMR.

Greenchild Creations Cloth Diaper Review And Giveaway![Closed]


Greenchild Creations is a lovely Etsy shop that creates some very nicely made one-size fitted diapers, natural cold processed soaps, and other baby items. Anne, the WAHM who runs GC, was kind enough to allow me to review her one-size fitted diaper. I was also Lucky enough to get some soap as a gift! And she donated a set of wipes for our 300 fan Celebration on our Facebook (yes she rocks)! 
This was my first WAHM diaper and I must say I am very impressed with her design! I truly wish I could sew like she does! Her diapers are made out of "100% cotton flannel - printed outer, white inner, with a third layer creating an inner pocket, also white. With generous side flaps and an adjustable rise, this diaper will fit a range of sizes." I love the softness of flannel and the absorbency is really nice too. Part of what makes her fitted special is that there is a pocket for an insert as well. At home I stuff mine with a bamboo insert and lay "L" on her fleece blanket without a cover. It helps her bottom to air out when she need a break from the PUL in her other diapers. I also used it another day with a cover over it when we went to the store. 
Greenchild's diaper design and features are really nice. Here are some pics.

Her Elastic is very high quality the diaper has a nice snug fit on my "skinny mini."
And putting on the diaper is super easy too. It only took us a couple tries to get that perfect fit.

 Greenchild Creations Also offers some adorable gift sets at ridiculously reasonable prices!!!


She also gives you the option to pick your flannel print from JoAnn Fabric's website, how nice is that, you don't have to only pick from whats in stock on her etsy! 
She has some leftover Holiday stock at a discounted rate right now as well! 
Don't forget to swing by her Etsy and make a purchase for 10+ entries in the Giveaway!
You can win one of her diapers here by completing the mandatory entries and filling out our entry form.

Helpful Links
 Entrants must complete the mandatory entries to be considered in this giveaway. All entrants must fill out the entry form below. The winner will be chosen via We do check the entries! Any entry that is found to be false (IE. lying in the form) will be removed. The winner will be notified via email and has 24hrs to respond to the email before another winner is chosen. This giveaway will be open until January 31st, 2011 at 9:00pm Central Time, unless otherwise stated by Hurley or Nikki of MMR.