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Giveaway #4: CuddleStar

Now a days it seems like anyone can be a good photographer with an iPhone and Instagram, but Ashley - the mama who this shower is for and the A in AE Photography is the real deal. In fact... she and her husband were the photographers at our wedding. Talent, talent, talent.
She also does a lot of the photography for our shop... like our Camera t-shirt, modeled by her son Finn!
So, when I was "window shopping" on Etsy... and came across a super cute camera Onesie by Cuddle Star, I just KNEW Ashley would love it. Cuddle Star has some of the cutest onesies I have ever seen. Truly. If you are in to any sort of western style, this shop is for you. From Deputy Dude to Pearl Snap Vests onesies for the Cowboys (and girls)... to the Shadiator or the tie and suspenders for the "scenester" babies... This mama has got you covered. Everything you see in her shop is amazingly well made, down to every last detail. Even the little story in her "announcements" makes me love this shop even more... "Once upon a time there was a little girl named Adrian who lived it Texas. She loved to draw and paint. She wore tiaras, jewelry, slips on the outside of her clothes, and cowboy boots. She dreamed of growing up and moving to a coast thousands of miles away, marrying el Principe Rafael Medina, and having a daughter named Tigerlilly Goldfeather.

While some of those dreams came true, others faded and new dreams came to be.

Now Adrian resides in Austin TX, married a different kind of prince and has her el Princepe Rafael Medina in the form of a son. Thorough all life’s adventures and changes, Adrian never let go of her love for quirky fashion. Cuddlestar came to be with the birth of her son."

Its so true. Just because we have kids doesn't mean we have to give up that unique sense of style. I can promise you that in the 5 years of my oldest son's life, he has never wore an outfit with teddy bears or rubber duckies... and the only choo choo train shirt he has is an awesome one with the smoke stack letting out puffs of skull and crossbones shaped steam. And like Adrian, if I couldn't find it in a store, I made it myself... (and also like Adrian, that inspired my store)  Im so happy to find yet another amazing Etsy shop like Cuddlestar that has awesome style and high quality... and you should too! Why? Because if you're lucky, you could be the winner of a super duper cute piece from her shop! They were so sweet to be sending Ashley this insanely adorable camera onesie for her little man. And lucky her because this is one of the last ones in this style!
The winner of this giveaway will get to choose their prize between a tie vest in brown or turquoise, or a tie suspenders in black or brown, or a deputy dude... size 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-12m or 12-18m.

How to Win:
#1: Heart Cuddlestar on Etsy.
#2: Heart your favorite item in the Cuddlestar shop, and come back here and tell us what design you would choose if you won!
#3: Fan Cuddlestar on Facebook!
#4: Fan the RockerByeBaby facebook page.
#5: Heart RockerByeBaby on Etsy.
#6: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog. (in the upper right hand sidebar.)
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Baby Shower Giveaway #1: Me and Reekie

Every time I do one of these showers, or host a big giveaway - there are always a few people I secretly hope will join in on our fun. For starters (and perfect for the #1 giveaway)... is Me & Reekie. We are a huge supporter of her in the Zrust household. Maria, the talent behind Me & Reekie is amazing. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with... so giving, so passionate about what she does, and most of all she is beyond awesome at her craft.

Me & Reekie is a shop full of adorableness... When you first find your way over to her store, you will see cute skull & crossbone onesies and tank tops for the kiddos... knitted slippers for mom... newborn hats... but my favorite, FAVORITE items in her shop are her Boot-ys... They come in all different colors... fabrics from canvas to chenille... hand sewn prints like lady bug dots to skull appliques. In our house, I believe we have 4 different pairs of the skull ones. A gray pair... a black and white pair... and 2 sizes of the black and pink ones. You could say I highly recommend them ;) One the newest changes I have seen in her shop is that she now offers three different boot heights. A "summer slip on" style, a 
mid-rise, a tall knee high boot. And of course, all are equally adorable. My favorite thing about these boot-ys is that of all the shoes I have for my kids, as babies, these are a great fit and they actually stay on their feet! It seems like even the size 1 crib shoes for baby Rozzlyn get kicked off in a matter of minutes. Not only are they super cute... but they're functional AND cozy. "Booties have grey cotton denim on the outside, fuzzy fleece on the inside, next to the babies skin. Elastic in the back, around the ankle and a snap closure. Bottom is made of ultrasuede. All seams are enclosed in grey bias tape to ensure the utmost comfort of your babies tootsies!" I highly recommend that pick up a pair... or 3... and maybe a pair for yourself too ;) Now enough rambling... on to the fun stuff!! Maria has so sweetly given Ashley these adorable gray Boot-ys... perfect for her little man arriving soon.
And of course, since this is a giveaway, one lucky winner will get a pair too! The winner of this giveaway gets their choice of boot-ys... in any size ranging from newborn - 3 years... so good luck! Anyone would be lucky to receive these cute, snuggly shoes.

How to win:
#1: Heart MEandREEKIE on Etsy.
#2: Heart your favorite pair of booties in the MeandREEKIE shop, then come back and comment below, telling us which one you would choose if you win.
#3: Fan the RockerByeBaby facebook page.
#4: Heart RockerByeBaby on Etsy.
#5: Follow the RockerByeBaby blog. (in the upper right hand side.)
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We meet again...

It seems like I go through these blogging spurts... where I'll be flooding Blogger with posts of kids, work, life, favorites, rants, etc... then there is a stand still... Well, it happened again. Life happened. Chaos has ensued at the Zrust house... between work & kids... I hardly have time to say hello to my husband, let alone post a meaningful blog daily... but I hate it. I LOVE blogging. I love your comments, positivity, feedback, and well wishes. Sometimes I find myself blogging in my brain before bed... If only there was a way for my thoughts to magically transfer into a well written blog. Complete with pictures and cute things my kids have said. But, that doesn't work that way... Anyways, I am rambling. I come here today to announce a SUPER awesome baby shower I am hosting for my good friend Ashley. Starting Monday we will be posting at least one giveaway a day for a week! Its filled with so so so much awesomeness. I can't wait to show you all! So stay tuned, I promise it will be worth your while!
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Give a little... get a little...

Hey everyone!
Im here today to ask for a little help... A good friend of my hubby's, Tommy - is headed out on one of the most SELFLESS trips I have ever known anyone to take... in January, he is going "the garbage dumps and leper colonies of Hyderabad, India"

From Tommy:
"it's pretty simple, really: my friends and i will pour out our hearts to the lepers and children living in the garbage dumps of hyderabad, india. we are friends with a church right in the middle of a garbage dump and we love to do things like: throw feasts for the village, give blankets to the widows, play games with the kids, sing songs to everyone, pray with people, and meet the needs of beautiful people who are shamefully tossed aside like trash as a result of a cultural caste system that doesn't value them as humans. we will hug widows whose own sons won't even touch them, people who have not been hugged in like 20 years. we honor and value them. You and I might believe some different things, maybe we don't, but one thing that I really value is that when Jesus said to love the least of people, I take it seriously. Now, not everyone is able to just drop what they're doing and do stuff like this because of families, jobs, etc. but I've been placed in the unique position to. Maybe you're not sure about this "Jesus business" but you feel your heart strings tugged when you hear about this. Together, we can live out this vision."

Its people like Tommy that make this world a better place... doing selfless acts to help the people around him... to no benefit of himself. No matter how much he raises, he is taking this trip... either with the help of us, or out of his own pocket... but I know we can put a huge dent into the outrageous cost of his ticket to India.

Now, we have raised money for people before and had pretty huge turn outs - so I know we can make a difference for Tommy too... So with Halloween right around the corner - Ill make you a deal... Anyone that donates $5 will get entered into a giveaway to win a pack of Halloween Booger Bashers...  Donate $10 and be entered to win a Halloween Pacifier Clip & Halloween Booger Bashers... And if you donate $20 - you will be entered in to win a special one of a kind (unisex) Halloween Cotton/Minky blanket.

Here is how you do it...
Go to this website... Choose either the $20 option... or below it you can enter your own amount... it says over $20 but you can do less than that as well... so enter in either $5 or $10 in that box... then Check out with Paypal... (you can either use your paypal account for that, or just enter in your credit card info) Then check your email... you will have a receipt that is titled:

Then just forward it to me at rockerbyebaby@me.com with your name... I will then total up all the entries/donations... and on Monday we will pick a winner... so PLEASE give what you can... and PLEASE share and tell your friends... I know we can make a difference... 
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Giveaway #7: BlueMoonCrochet adorable baby bird rattle

omg, omg, omg... can we say SOOOOOO CUTE?! Blue Moon Crochet is officially on my "must buy for baby" list... I am always on the hunt for cute, handmade, and natural toys for baby... and Blue Moon Crochet is exactly what everyone needs...
THey have owls...
They have beavers...Elephants...and oh oh oh so adorable bird rattles..."This hand crocheted little bird fits perfectly in the hands of babies and toddlers. Its shape is ideal for them to learn to hold objects, chew, and engage in other sensory motions."Blue Moon Crochet sent the red bird rattle that you see above to Sarah and baby Evan, and is giving one to you too! One lucky winner will receive a bird rattle of their choice :)
How to Win: (comment below with each entry in a separate comment)#1: Fan Blue Moon Crochet on facebook.#2: Fan RockerByeBaby on facebook.#3: Go to the Blue Moon Crochet shop - and favorite her shop.#4: If you win - what color would you choose. 
ALso - she has so generously given us all a coupon code! If you would like to make a purchase, you can get 15% off if you use the code:  Shower15 

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