Babies First Halloween!


Christine had her first Halloween and it we had a nice night in. We decided to stay home and carve pumpkins. We will take her trick or treating next year.
She and I did go trick or treating this past weekend and got some candy with grandma. Christine had a blast!

Here are some pics to enjoy. No words are needed. I hope everyone had a fun and safe night and got lots of candy!

Give Thanks Rachael Ray Cookware Giveaway! (ends 11/15/12)


Welcome to the Give Thanks Rachael Ray Cookware Event!

Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Capri's Coupons, Swank Savings, and My Vegan Gluten Free Life!
The stylish two-tone gradient exterior on the Rachael Ray Porcelain 10-piece set adds color and style to any kitchen. This cookware heats quickly and evenly, reducing "hot spots" that can burn foods. A long-lasting nonstick interior allows food to slide off and makes cleanup quick and easy. The rubberized dual-riveted handles are comfortable and oven safe to 350 degrees. Watch your foods cook without having to remove the lid to keep moisture locked in. Comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
  • Number of Pieces: 10
  • Includes: 2-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 3-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 6-qt. Stockpot with Lid, 8.5" Skillet, 1-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 10" Skillet
  • Features: Clear Glass Lid, Riveted Handle, Nonstick Coating
  • Pan-Pot Material: Porcelain
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Lid Material: Glass
  • Finish: Enameled
  • Baking cooking surface: Nonstick
  • Care and Cleaning: Oven Safe up to 350 degrees, Hand-wash Only
  • Warranty Description: Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty

One lucky reader will receive a Rachael Ray Porcelain II Orange 10pc Set! Who would not want that? I know I do! Rachael Ray is one of my favorite chefs.

Giveaway ends November 15th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. Good luck everyone!

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Decorate It Forward with Kmart!

Make it a Kmart Holiday Season

Thanks to Smiley360 and Kmart I was given a $15 gift card to get some Holiday decorating started.
I love Kmart and love their Shop my way rewards program. 
If you are not part of it you definitely need to sign up. It is free and you get points for every dollar you spend.

For more information on Decorating it forward please go here: Decorate it forward While you are there create a virtual ornament and enter the sweepstakes! Good luck!

I have not gotten my shopping done yet but when I do expect a post with the goodies I pick up. I do have an idea of what I want to get and that will make it easier when I go to shop. What theme do you use when decorating for the holidays?? 

***Disclosure: The Kmart logo is property of Kmart and was taken off of Smiley. This post is my opinions only and nothing more.***

Dew Crew Kit Came!


I posted a few times about the Dew Crew and Dale Jr. Well I finally got my Dew Crew Kit! It is awesome
I received a $25 Visa gift card, a purple Mountain Dew, a can holder, a bag, a hat, and a sticker. I just had to share and I hope everyone else signed up to be on the Dew Crew!

Bloggers needed for IPad Mini Giveaway


iPad Mini Holiday Event

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

Prizes: iPad Mini

Event dates: 11/21 - 12/5

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Bloggers Wanted!


Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Hosted by Mom Powered Media and Iowa Mom

Prizes: Keurig Platinum Series Quiet Brewer + K-Cups {4 prize packages = 1 a week}

Event dates: 11/2-11/9 and 11/9-11/16 and 11/16-11/23 and 11/23-11/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

My days as a mom of a 9 month old

Christine is 9 months old already!

Ever since Christine was born my life has been different. I decided this month I would take my reader through a day in our life. 

Today we woke up at 8 a.m. and we took Elton to work. 
Christine and I went to eat at Village Inn. I love their pancakes and she loves their country potatoes. I was just trying to sweeten her up so she would be good at her check up.

After we ate at 10:30 a.m. we headed over to Christine's 9 month check up. We got there at 10:45 and her appointment was at 11. We had to wait, like always, to be seen.

She was such a big girl that she wanted to sit in her own chair. She weighed in at 18 pounds 10 ounces and is 28 inches long. The doctor said she is a healthy happy baby. 

She got her iron checked and did get a flu shot too. Just ignore the drool on her top.

After the doctor we went to Chick-Fil-A to eat lunch at around noon and then we went home for a few hours. 
While we were a home I decided to take some cute pictures.

This was her first time out in the leaves and she loved the sound of them crunching. She did try to eat them so we had to go back inside plus it got windy.

She was fascinated with a tree that kept hitting the building.

After we went back in it was time to go get daddy from work. We picked him up at 3:30 and then headed to my school. I had to go take a test because I will be absent from class. I feel like I did a good job.

We go home and ate dinner and right now it is bed time(11 p.m.)but Christine wants to share her chicken nugget from dinner with you.
 Do you want some??

What would you ask Dale Jr. If you could ask him anything?


I have been given the opportunity by Diet Mountain Dew to attend an exclusive digital press conference with Dale Earnhardt Jr. himself!  
It will be held on October 31, I am so excited.
I want to get my readers involved and ask you all to come up with some questions you would ask him if you could. 
Please leave a comment on this post with your question and I will send them to the right people. Hopefully our questions will get picked and will get answered. 
This sounds fun to me I hope everyone can come up with some good questions!

Creating Holiday Memories Camera Giveaway!


Welcome to the Creating Holiday Memories Giveaway Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society
The versatile and functional Fujifilm FinePix S4250 14MP Digital Camera gives a sensational shooting experience. The Fujinon lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV, film, surveillance and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optic and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom. The lens elements used in the FinePix S4250 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality. The powered 24x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy.

One lucky reader will receive an Fujifilm FinePix S4250 Digital Camera!

Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. The holidays are quickly approaching and you will definitely need a camera. Good luck everyone!

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***Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. First Time Mommy Adventures is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.***

$100 Target Gift Card Give Away!

A Give away for one of my favortite stores! Enter to win $100 gift card for Target. 
Most of you follow blogs for the deals, Right? What if you could go to one place to see all the great deals from all your favorite blogs all popping up on one page for you?! How awesome would that be? I want you to think Pinterest but for Deals Only!
About our Sponsor: Reclip.It You can have that!! It is called Reclip.It. All your favorite bloggers are on Reclip.It....including me :) First, you sign up using facebook, twitter, google, or an email address. Then you can choose who you want to follow, just like on Pinterest. If you are looking for a deal on a certain item, you click on the tab at the top for "Popular" and then you can type in what you are looking for great deals on. At any time click the "Free Stuff" tab to see all the free deals going on! Then to find the awesome bloggers on reclip.It click on the "Discover" tab it will show you the top 50 Bloggers, while you are there make sure to search for me and then click follow :) Thanks! You can also search for a certain topic in the "search for deals" box at the top. Halloween Costumes is most likely a hot search right now. Then on what is called "My Feed" you will see all the great deals from all of the wonderful bloggers and your friends that you follow! You can view the deal or reclip it. If you reclip it will go in your folder so you can go back to it later. Plus, anyone who follows your folder will be able to view it as well. You can set folders for the different kinds of deals you like or just have one to put all your reclips in.
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Target eGift Card!! Open to US Only, must be 18+ years of age.
You must complete the first two mandatory entries to qualify to win the prize.
Good Luck :)

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***Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. First Time Mommy Adventures is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.***

Keurig® Vue® V700 Give Away! (starts 10/8 and ends 10/29)


Mom Powered Media presents a Keurig Vue V700 Giveaway!

Prize Sponsored by American Family

This is the perfect way to warm up with Winter approaching fast!

US Only - Ends October 29, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST

It’s free to join American Family and if you sign up to join them through this event you will also receive a free e-book filled with Fall Harvest recipes to complement your coffee with your new Keurig!

EARN BONUS POINTS FOR THE GIVEAWAY just for signing up for the the awesome e-book!

About the Keurig Vue V700 {$229 Retail Value}

The Keurig® Vue® V700 Brewing System gives you total control to brew your way: stronger, bigger, hotter and with more choices than ever before. With an interactive Touchscreen and revolutionary new Custom Brew Technology™ Vue® ensures every beverage is brewed to perfection, giving you perfect results – every cup, every time. 8 brew sizes, removable 74oz water reservoir and your choices are nearly limitless. In addition to coffee, tea, hot cocoa and iced beverages, Vue® brews delicious café and specialty beverages as well. This product is BPA free. Now you can fully customize your cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, iced beverage, specialty or café beverage to brew what you love, the way you love it – every time!

 The best part is you can win one now! You can enter below to win your very own  Keurig® Vue® V700 Brewing System below. Just enter on the Rafflecopter. Good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

***Disclosure: First Time Mommy Adventures is not responsible for the shipment or delivery of the prize. I did not receive compensation for this post.

Mommy Must Haves Give Away (Multiple Prizes, ends 10/31)


Mommy Must Have .... 

Time in a day,
Presence of mind,
a group of supportive friends,  and

Enough love in her heart to make it through the day.

Sometimes it is hard to know what those MUST have items are! and A Little Bit of Everything picked a few of their favorites and are excited to share them with you!

The first must have is a great system for organizing. Why not check out an Organizing Utility Tote by Thirty-one Gifts.

One of the basics supplies out there is soap. It Is Well Soap is family-made from a very loving family based in Phoenix.

The next must have is a baby carrier. Babies need that touch and mommy will have things to get done. Unfortunately some of those take a hand or two and a baby carrier like the Boba is a wonderful option!

The next must have is great shoes for the kiddos! See Kai Run offers cute shoes for both boys and girls, and their crib shoes are a definite must have!

Once your kiddos start eating food, it will be important to introduce them to fruits and vegetables. Copy-Kids DVD is a great way to help that picky toddler see other kids enjoy vegetables and likely get your kiddo on the route to good eating as well!

Now, don't forget about aunt flow! I tell you, even with TANDEM nursing on demand, I had less than 6 weeks between post-partum flow and aunt flow. To get yourself covered, consider reusable mama cloth. Really, it works awesome! MotherMoonPads are top of the line!

When baby is here, and perhaps elimination communication isn't cut out for your family, may I suggest cloth diapers? There are tons of options out there from upcycled t-shirts on the "old fashioned" prefolds to factory made waterproof diapers. Right in between that you have work-at-home-mom made diapers. One of my favorites is Made With Love Diapers.

Finally, kiddos know that mama needs relaxing, and one great way to relax is with a pedicure. Well sometimes getting that time alone isn't possible so kiddos can join in with the fun with Piggy Paint!

And to carry all your stuff, you need a nice bag. Fans of Attached Moms are eligible for a free gift from Thirty-One gifts with Amanda McMahon, Independent Consultant!

Thanks again for following this event! Feel free to use those share buttons!

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Nivea Lip Care Giveaway!


I am doing a giveaway for a coupon that I received and am willing to give away. It is for one Nivea Lip Care product up to $3.99. Nivea is one of my favorite lip care products and I am so happy to share this with one lucky reader. Just enter on the Raffle Copter form below. Good Luck!!

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**Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way sponsered by Nivea. This is sponsored by First Time Mommy Adventures.**

Bloggers wanted!


Attached Moms loves quality, eco friendly, cute, fun and function! will be presenting some great items and giving away prizes as well! 

Attached Moms Mommy Must Have

The Mommy Must Have Blogger Review and Giveaway is hosted by AttachedMoms

Multiple prizes ... all great must have items!
The event dates: 10/7 - 10/31


Mickey Mouse Halloween Giveaway Starts Today!!


I have teamed up with and awesome group of bloggers for this giveaway. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck and have a great Halloween!!

Welcome to the Mickey Mouse Halloween Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society

This adorable 3' Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse self-inflates in seconds. It's easy to set up and store. Stakes and tethers are included.
3' Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse Features:
  • Measures 3'H
  • Lights up
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Self-inflates in seconds
  • Deflates down for easy storage
  • Quick and easy set-up
  • Stakes and tethers included
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt is an Halloween themed DVD premiere based on the popular series on the Disney Channel. Mickey takes you on the ultimate adventure to find his friends and to put back together the clubhouse, which has mysteriously broken into parts and disappeared with his friends inside! Featuring favorite characters Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy Duck. Have the happiest candy haul ever this Halloween night carrying the glowing Disney Store Light-Up Jack O'Lantern Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bucket. The frosted features of Mickey's pumpkin face light-up in rotating red, green, and yellow tones.
    The winner will also receive a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card to get some yummy candy