Baby Week Giveaway #1: My Favorite Baby Essentials Prize Pack

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014

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It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2  here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with a week of fun baby-related posts and giveaways!

Click here to view the 12 fabulous giveaways — all geared to make life with a new baby a little simpler, more organized, and more fun!

I have a ton of fun giveaways to share with you over the next two days… there will be 6 giveaways today and 6 more tomorrow, starting at 8:00am EST each day, and then every two hours after that until 6:00pm EST.

However, to kick off the giveaways, I thought I’d start it out with a Baby Essentials Prize Pack — complete with all MY favorite baby must-haves. 

This giveaway is NOT sponsored in any way.

It is simply a way for me to say “thank you” for all the weeks, months, and years you have been reading my blog and sharing in my life.

awww… look how cute Nora is in that picture  🙂

I can’t tell you how much it means to me to get so many emails, comments, Facebook messages, tweets, etc. all sharing YOUR excitement over the soon-to-be arrival of our baby boy.

You have all been so encouraging with the difficulties we’ve had with Nora these past few years — and honestly, I don’t know how I would have gotten through everything without having this blog as a place to “vent” and to share. I’m sure my therapy bill would have been outrageous!

There is definitely something powerful about a community of people who (although I haven’t meet most of you) seem to always rally behind me and offer up some much-needed words of wisdom at JUST the right time.

Yes, I get loads of unsolicited advice. Yes, I get rude emails and comments at times. But they pale in comparison to all the lovely notes and words of encouragement I get on a daily basis.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!

It really does mean so much to me and to our family.

So you want to know what I’m giving away? 

Not everything is included in the photo below, but it’s all spelled out in the list below the photo (and it’s all in the top photo).

my favorite baby essentials

This prize pack includes all of the following items:

  • 3 FREE coupons for Pampers Diapers
  • 3 FREE coupons for Pampers Wipes
  • 1 5 oz. bottle of Caldesene Baby Powder — the best stuff around, and although it’s a little more expensive, it was totally worth it for us
  • 1 4 oz. jar of Cheeky Baby Butter from the BabyBear Shop — this stuff is AMAZING (for moms too!)
  • A $100 gift card — for anything else you’d like to buy! 

All of the items listed above have been regularly used and loved by me, Dave, and Nora for the past two years — and we’re planning to use them all again with Baby #2.

We hope whoever wins this prize pack will be able to enjoy them as much as we do!

Enter To Win This Giveaway!

Today, one lucky reader will win a Baby Essentials Prize Pack filled with all MY favorite baby must-haves!

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To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below (it might take a second to load). This is a new way of entering giveaways on my blog but it will hopefully make things easier for me AND simpler for you!

First, enter your name and a valid email address (so I can contact you if you win) and click “log in” (you are logging into THIS specific giveaway, and I will be the only one who sees your email address.) Next, click “Enter to Win”. Finally, click the big green ENTER button!

For some reason, Rafflecopter wouldn’t post the winner for THIS particular giveaway (not sure why) so I’ll just type it manually.

Congrats to Meghan VL!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All baby week giveaways end at 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, 2/16/2014 and are open to US residents, 18 years or older. The winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck! 


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  1. angela


    Happy Valentine’s Day! I loved all your posts and the sweet story you wrote about your love for Nora. Thanks for the awesome givaway!

  2. Lee Cockrum


    What a nice prize package!

  3. Diana Anderson


    I am already “logged in” on Rafflecopter, I think through FB? I hate not knowing what email account is listed there, but hopefully it gets to me. It isn’t letting me “log out” which is weird.

    Anyway, congrats on #2. I, too am pregnant with #2 cept my first is already 6 years old. I feel like I am starting over. Hope to wing!! Thanks for the chance.

  4. Crissy


    Oh wonderful! 🙂 Our first is due in about 7 weeks, and it would be so fun to win something to help get ready!

  5. Tisha


    Thanks for the great giveaways! I am due on Mother’s Day with my first baby, a boy. I’m getting excited, but nervous. Congrats on your new baby!

  6. Angela


    Thanks for the give away! I am pregnant with our third (after thinking we were done!) I love your blog. Good luck with the delivery!!

  7. Heidi


    Awesome giveaway! I love your blog–very down-to-earth and full of tips I can actually use.

  8. Christy Limauro


    Excited to see your new baby boy! This would be a great gift to receive & share!

  9. Michele


    Thank you for all your work and words to help us simplify and keep the main things a priority. Like many have said, you do feel like a trusted friend. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.

    Looking forward to hearing the news about #2. Praying for a quick and safe delivery, and many blessings in the days and weeks ahead.

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Michele! I’m looking forward to sharing the news of baby #2 as well!!

  10. Dorinda


    These are wonderful products. Would love to win it. THanks for the giveaways!!!

  11. Molly


    Love this give-a-way. My first is due two weeks after you, and I’ll be a single mom, so all these items would be a great help.

    I also love your new way of entering raffles. I’ve used this on another blog. She gives you multiple ways to enter. One automatic, then one if you share on Facebook, and one if you like on FB, And one if you like the sponsors FB page, and if you share on twitter, etc, etc. do you think you’ll add these on in the future?

    Andrea Reply:

    Wow congrats Molly!
    At this point, I’m just trying to make entering the giveaways as SIMPLE as possible — so just clicking the enter button is good enough for me. I don’t want to make it extra work for my readers by having so many entry options. We’ll see though. I’ll play it by ear 🙂

  12. Theresa


    What a wonderful giveaway! We are past the baby stage, but one of my close friends is due in March, fingers crossed!
    Thanks Andrea.

  13. Julie


    I’m Mel’s mom (who is about to have a baby in 6 weeks!) What a great give-away!! And a wonderful blog!

  14. Mel


    I am 6 weeks from having a baby myself and this is just perfect! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  15. Patricia


    This would be amazing to win with our third little one just a few weeks away and feeling so unprepared. I really enjoy fallowing you and trying to keep up with your blog as much as time allows 🙂 Also, my daughter is Nora’s age so that also makes it fun to fallow you 🙂 I’m very excited for you guys with your little guy on the way and I hope everything goes well that you have a quick and easy delivery 🙂

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Patricia — hope life with 2 little kiddos treats you well too 🙂

  16. Suzi


    So EXCITED for baby week! My due date is this Friday, Feb. 14th so this is so much fun! Thank you for all you do. Over the past few years you’ve helped me organize my home, learn amazing new recipes and prepare for our first baby. Many blessings to you and your sweet family.

    Andrea Reply:

    Awww… maybe you’ll have a Valentine’s Baby!!

    Thanks so much for the kind words and good luck with your labor and delivery.

  17. Olivia


    I’m not a mom yet, but my best friend is just a few weeks from having a baby girl, and this would make one AMAZING gift! Thanks for all you share–I can’t wait to meet #2!

  18. Nanete


    I used most of those things and loved them too. I love to read your blog everyday.

  19. Stephanie Olson


    This is awesome! I’m due July 2nd and this would be great! 🙂
    Love your blog Andrea…you’ve inspired me to organize and simplify! I’m doing one step at a time and trying to get the whole family on board. That may take some doing, but eventually… I’ll get to a point where things are much easier!
    Thanks for the motivation!

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Stephanie and congrats on your babe!

    Yes, it does take some work to get the family on the organizing bandwagon, but it’s SO worth it once you do — and yes, it does get easier!

  20. Lydia @ Five4FiveMeals


    That’s a really great giveaway. I am telling my mom friends because I know a lot of babies coming!

  21. LoriB


    Love the giveaway. Thought it would be nice to share with my two pregnant daughters-in-law; unfortunately the widget isn’t loading on my computer:-( try again later.

  22. Amy


    Thanks for the great prize packages Andrea!! Love following along with you, my daughter is about 8 weeks older than Nora so it’s always fun to see what she is up too and can’t wait for you to have #2.

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Amy!

  23. Brandi Clevinger


    Thanks for the giveaway with a personal touch!! I’m excited to not only see adorable bundle #2, but also what his name will be! Thanks again, Andrea!

  24. Tammy


    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!!! I can not wait to see how adorable your new baby will be!!! Hoping for a smooth rest-of-your-pregnancy and an EASY delivery!!