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Congrats Sarah! Giveaway #1 - Buddha Bunz

I can't tell you how excited we are to be hosting this little online baby shower for a REALLY great friend for mine... Sarah. Sarah is pregnant with a baby boy due August 19th (Ahem.. my birthday :) So we figured since so many states separate us from each other... an online shower was a necessity. For each gift Sarah gets... we are giving one away as well! There are 10+ sponsors... including RockerByeBaby of course... and we will be posting at least one a day, so be sure to keep checking back!!

To kick off this little party - we're starting with Buddha Bunz... now, its no secret that we are HUGE HUGE fans of her wool dryer balls... they are hand made (of course) and come in all sorts of colors, patterns & scents... My favorite combo so far has been *undyed*birthday cake* I love the pure, clean look of the natural wool.
And of course... who doesn't love the smell of Birthday Cake!? Or hey, maybe that's not your thing... never fear... there are over 50 scents to choose from... clean, fresh, fruity, sweet, manly... everything you could need. Not only do they make your clothes smell delicious... but they are eco-friendly seeing as they cut down dryer time... they also are safe on cloth diapers! Trust me... we have about 10+ balls floating around our house and in our dryer... Un-dyed... pink... turquoise... I can't even remember what other colors, haha but we have lots and love coming back for more. Its pretty often that I will go to switch loads and find an empty dryer. Why? Because the boys love to take the wool balls and play catch with them in the hallway!  Fun for the whole family. And you can never have too many ;)

Now - you made it through my rambling about my true love for Buddha Bunz... and Im sure want me to get to the best part, right? Well - the BEST part... is Sarah was given a set of two Un-dyed, Un-Scented dryer balls... meaning we are giving away a matching set! If you want, you can pay $2 to have both balls scented :)

How to win: *must do the first three things, and leave them in separate comments below* all other entries are for extra's.

#1: Fan Buddha Bunz on Facebook.
#2: Fan RockerByeBaby on Facebook.
#3: Share your favorite eco-friendly parenting tip with Sarah.
*all #'s below are extra*
#4: Follow Buddhabunz on Twitter
#5: Follow RockerByeBaby on Twitter
#6: Add Buddha Bunz to your Etsy Favorites
$7: Add RockerByeBaby to your Etsy Favorites

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Wetbags Review & Giveaway!!

We have teamed up once again with the amazing StellarCheri... First to bring you our AWESOME diaper bags... and NOW some amazing coordinating Wet bags! But before we launch them - we are hosting a giveaway to really give them a good test run :) 


-StellarCheri for RockerByeBaby: Eco friendly, reusable wetbags are made using 100% cotton fabric on the outside and are fully lined with PEVA. PEVA is a plastic material that is food safe, water resistant, PVC-free, lead free, BPA free, non-chlorinated, biodegradable, easy to clean. Bag closes with a zipper and has a side handle for carrying or attaching to something else.

-These bags are perfect for carrying dirty cloth diapers, wet clothes, stinky gym clothes, bathing suits, etc. On a different note these can even be used for carrying food or snacks.

-To clean: turn bag inside out and wipe down or rinse with soapy water and let it hang dry. If the bag gets extra dirty, you can throw it in the washer, then line/hang dry.

Measurements are approx:
12" x 12"

ANYONE can enter below... but the winners will be chosen as followed.
*Two winners MUST be moms that are currently cloth diapering and will be able to test our wetbags in their daily routine... 
*One winner doesn't have to be... but should test the wetbag in another way... for its use in function, style, etc. It has MANY uses :)

Winners will have one week from the time you get the wetbag to use it, wash it, etc... however you would use it if you bought it... and then report back to us with a thorough review about what you like, what you don't, your favorites about it... and what you would want changed. If you are not willing to do the review, do not enter for this giveaway.

Here are the prizes!!
Wild Girl
Black Tattoo
To Win: Leave each entry in a separate comment below...
1: Fan StellarCheri on Facebook. (comment below telling us you fanned)2. Fan RockerByeBaby on Facebook.  (comment below telling us you fanned)3. Comment below and tell us WHICH print you would like to win, and what you would be using it for...4. Copy and paste this message: "By entering this giveaway - I agree to testing out the new Wetbags and reporting back with a review within 1 week if I am chosen as the winner, *your name*"
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Custom Tote Giveaway from the ONE & ONLY: Brooke Van Gory!

Now, i can't even begin to tell you how excited about this I am... I realized that Tuesday had come again, and i didnt have a giveaway to post! So I gave Brooke a call and said - hey! Lets You should giveaway a wet bag or a gift certificate on my blog this week! Of course, in all Brooke's awesomeness she said yes, but she upped the ante ... and have a super special giveaway in store for you... but first, lets talk about the Mrs. behind Brooke Van Gory...

Brooke is one of my bestest friends... not only is she an amazing friend & mama... but she's an awesome seamstress... All of her diaper bags (Expedient Bags) are custom made just for the customer... you choose the color of your base, and the print of the pockets... and can even be as detailed as the piping & stitching... see?! i told you... amazing...

All of these diaper bags are her standard design... and you can even order it in a larger size. They are also GREAT for cloth diapering mamas who have to carry around a lot of diapers... and dont forget to ask her about the custom matching wet-bag that attaches to the outside of the bag so it doesn't take up room on the inside! But dont think that is all...  she doesn't just do diaper bags! She also makes beautiful camera bags...
The Aperture Camera bag - A Brooke Van Gory Exclusive Completely CUSTOM
The Aperture Camera bag - A Brooke Van Gory Exclusive Completely CUSTOM
as well as an awesome, simpler tote style bag... that I totally love.

The Fundamental is a generously sized tote-style diaper bag. It is perfect for daily running around, for trips to the park, or to leave with a sitter. A bit smaller (not by much) then The Expedient this bag was bult to allow for plenty of room inside to allow for diapers, blankies, toys, and bibs, and 2 outer pockets for "mommy things". Its perfect for daddy's on the go... Speaking of Daddy's on the go... Brooke made this tote for The Guncles to send along in my gift basket for them! Awesome right!?
And guess what... you will get one too. Brooke is going to give one lucky winner the "Doodle Skulls" Tote bag... customized to your liking...

The tote will be black, with the black & white doodle skulls print, and you get to choose the coordinating color for the straps. This print is perfectly neutral, so if you are wanting something daddy will carry too I would recommend maybe a red? Or.. oh, oh oh!! Turquoise would be awesome :) Totally fun & awesome right?
This bag is a $59.99 value that one lucky winner will get for free!
Heres how to win :)
How to Win:
#1: Make ANY purchase from  Brooke Van Gory and get 5 extra entries. 
#2: Follow Brooke on Twitter!
#3: Follow RockerByeBaby on Twitter!
#4: Tweet This: (up to once daily)
"Customized tote bag #giveaway from @crossbones_inc ($60 value)at the @rockerbyebaby blog Comment at link to enter! http://bit.ly/9OfsIv"
#5: Heart Brooke Van Gory and two items on etsy
#6: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog! (sidebar)
#7: "Like" Brooke Van Gory on facebook!
#8: "Like" RockerByeBaby on Facebook.
#9: Put the Rockerbyebaby flash button on your blog or website. (3 extra entries) *sidebar*
#10: If your the lucky winner, what color accents would you pick!?

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Baby Blogging Bash! Giveaway #4! Rockin Green!

MMMmmmmm Rockin Green...
something i hold NEAR & DEAR to my heart... It is a regular staple in this house now, and it all started way back when I was offered a chance to review a couple samples & host a giveaway... here I am a YEAR later still "rockin" ROCKinGreen!
Soft Rock Bundle
Kim is SUCH an amazing woman... she has donated soap to some of the "charity giftings" I have done in the past... giving mommys with nothing a chance to still cloth diaper which the help of some of my other mommy friends donating diapers... shes so loving... and I always appreciate her help. But enough of that sappy stuff... lets talk about soap!
Soap... boring right? WRONG. "ROCKinGreen detergents are safe for you and the enviro- ment. Rockin’ Green is: Dye free, Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version for sensitive skin), No fillers, No enzymes or optical brighteners, 100% Phosphate free, Vegan, great for sensitive skin, and MUCH MUCH MORE!" I stand by ROCKinGreen 110% and use their soap for EVERYTHING in my house... and tonight... I even Rocked a Soak... 

By that i mean... I soaked all my cloth diapers in the bath tub for 2 hours... Half of these diapers are "new/used" ones i got from diaperswappers... omg, was it disgusting! I have soaked before with RnG and my water is always clear... but i have NEVER had this problem... CLEARLY these mamas were not using RnG... check it out... 

the water was murky... very dark... just gross, and obviously soapy... which explains why within 2 hours of Zavery wearing one of these (even after I did a wash) he got a rash, he is very sensitive.... and one of these smelled so bad after only wearing it for about 30 minutes I had to take it off... i knew a soak was in order and ROCKinGreen would take care of it all... If you are a regular ROCKinGreen user, you know what I'm talking about... and if you DONT, you should totally try it. You can get samples from her website for .75 plus shipping and that will do 2/4 loads, (or a MUCH NEEDED soak)... Dont have the $ to spend right now? Never fear... take your chances here, because guess what!??!? Yep, you guessed it... a giveaway :) WE HAVE two winners this round... (Besides of course the Guest of Honor Mrs. Aymee Danger... she gets a bag too! She said I was spoiling her with ROCKinGreen, she's totally right :) One winner gets two sample packs that Kim sent me, and the other winner gets one 45 load bag of their choice! How do you win? Like this... Do at least ONE of the entries #1-#6 and then #7 is a free for all... Once you have done your mandatory entry you can enter with the #7 theme as many times as you would like... :) Have fun!

#1: Make ANY purchase (samples are fine too) from the ROCKinGreen website... comment with your order # for THREE ENTRIES. (three separate comments for each entry) ***edit: Orders made in the last WEEK will count towards this... just be sure to leave the order #***
#2:  Subscribe to the ROCKinGreen YouTube channel. Some groooooooooss stuff in here that will make you change your bad detergent ways, lol 
#3: Become a fan of the ROCKinGreen Facebook page!
#4: Follow @RockinGreenSoap on Twitter & tweet this (come back once a day to tweet for extra entries!)
"Enter 2 win @rockingreensoap during the #babybloggingbash @rockerbyebaby great 4 #clothdiapering & regular laundry! http://bit.ly/aofk1Z"
#5: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog!
#6: Grab our FLASH button from the sidebar and post it on your website/blog for 2 extra entries (comment twice with the link to where I can find it)
#7: Bonus entry/entries: 
After doing at least ONE of the above entries... tell me your most disgusting cleaning story involving your kids... *with Aymee being a new mom and all she will need the preparation, lol*
My pretend entry... tonight... yes - tonight. I accidentally washed a poopy diaper in the washer... the babysitter is new to cloth and i totally forgot to tell her to dump the poop... I didnt notice, and did my first rinse... I opened the lid and though I was gunna puke! poop everywhere... I spent the next hour scrubbing the washer and running rinses w/ rockin green to get it clean. *shivers* NOTE TO SELF: Dont EVER do that again.... double, no TRIPLE check diapers for poop... 

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CLOSED: GIveaway Day! Libertys Belle Diaper Covers!

Tomorrow is the big day! Its the start of Aymee's Blog Bash! And were starting it out with a little TASTE of that action today with a giveaway from Liberty's Belle... my new obsession in cloth diapers :) Now, I have had ALOT of different soakers... from ALOT of different etsy sells... in ALOT of different fits & styles... As I imagine most of you have too... annoying right? A large from one seller really fits like a Medium from another... and some are nice and trim... others are super bulky... some snaps & some not... but I finally found a store where you can get quality... fit... nice and trim... Affordable... and TOTALLY ADORABLE... all in one stop.

"Liberty's Belle specializes in creating fleece cloth diaper covers, fleece soakers, skirties, longies, shorties, and cloth diapering friendly clothing items that are hip, distinctive, and beautifully crafted." She as all sorts of prints... cute girly ones... typical boy ones... and of course a few skulls just for me! Ok, maybe she didnt order them for me, but i found them... so I bought em up... Have I mentioned that her covers are only $8 a piece? At prices like that you can afford to buy every print you want. SO far in our collection we have...
The "sweet child 'o' Mine"...
Fleece Diaper Cover Soaker - Sweet Child 'o Mine (S, M, L)
The Rainbow Unicorns... 
The Last Unicorn - Fleece Cloth Diaper Cover Soaker - S, M, L
And American Graffiti... 
Fleece cloth diaper cover soaker - American Graffiti (S, M, L)
I love them... I am so happy with the overall quality... I will continue to come back for sure... Fleece is such a great alternative to the wool covers (that I also love, but are a big pain when they need to be washed & lanolized) If you stop by our house at pretty any point in the day you will find zavery wearing somesort of adorable fitted... (maybe Goodmama, Maybe Nifty Nappy... maybe a cute WAHM diaper) and a LIberty's Belle diaper cover... and of course a coordinating tshirt, lol
and thats pretty much how we roll unless were headed out the door... in which case he is either in a Haute Pocket & Jeans... or a fitted & some fleece sweats or shorties... all of which can be found at Liberty Belle. I REALLY urge you to check her out... If your looking for bigger sizes just let her know and she will adjust it for you. So not only is her product amazing... adorable... and affordable... but she is awesome too! This week she has so generously offered to giveaway not ONE, but TWO soakers... Two mommies will win the soaker of their choice... You can pick any print from her store in any size. Awesome right!? Im kinda jealous, i wanna win! lol
How to win:

#1:  Mandatory entry:  Tell us the print that you would just LOVE from the Liberty's Belle etsy store.Extra entries?? But of course :)
#2) Follow us publicly here on (blogger) - Leave a separate comment for being a (old or new) follower on our blog.
Follow/Tweet us (Twitter) - Leave a separate comment for being a follower and TWEETING about this giveaway on Twitter... If your already a twitter follower of ours, TWEET about it for an extra entry anyways :)
 Can tweet once daily for extra entries!Tweet This: "Free Giveaway @RockerByeBaby: Two Cloth Diaper Fleece soakers. Your choice of size and print from @libertysbelle http://bit.ly/c8GyAp"#4) Follow LibertysBelle on twitter.#5) Fan RockerByeBaby on Facebook...#6)"Heart" the Liberty's Belle etsy page, and "favorite/heart" two items...#7) "Heart" the RockerByeBaby etsy page, and "favorite/heart" two items...#8) Follow the Liberty Belle blog... (its adorable! All about gardening with her youngsters.)#9) Become a "fan" of Libertys Belle on Facebook!#10) BIG BONUS: Make a purchase from Liberty's Belle... any $ amount, just a purchase... come back here and leave FIVE comments with the link to the transaction.... thats 5 extra entries per item you purchase... 
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