Friday, January 30, 2009

Freebee Friday: Mary Kay TimeWise Day & Night Solution

First off, thanks for everyone who participated in last week's Freebee Friday.
The winner, selected by is #12
Next, this week's freebee has been donated graciously by
Mary Kay Consultant, Brandi
Up for grabs is the dual set TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25 and
TimeWise® Night Solution valued at $60.00
The Day Solution is like a veil of defense. With an SPF of 25, this innovative
product helps prevent lines and discoloration before they occur by blocking
damaging UVA/UVB rays. A calming peptide helps relax expression lines.
The Night Solution offers a unique delivery system of encapsulated vitamins
and antioxidants combined with collagen-enhancing peptides help fade away
deep lines and wrinkles. Nutribeads® microcapsules are vitamin-packed.
Rest assured your skin is being revitalized while you sleep.

Now I know all you mama's out there can use some pampering -- sometimes it
should be all about YOU! So here's what you need to do to win this giveaway:

1 entry:
Visit Brandi's MaryKay website and tell me what your favorite product
is and why!
5 additional entries: Become a follower of My Tiny Sweet Cheeks. Please
leave a comment telling me you're a follower. If you are already a follower,
you are automatically credited the extra entries.
10 additional entries: Blog about this Give-Away, or email it {be sure to CC
it to me} to all your friends and family. Leave a comment telling me you
posted/emailed about this give-away.

Give-Away ends Thursday, February 5th, 2009 and 11:59 p.m.

Good luck, and Happy Weekend!
If you'd like your product to be featured on a Freebee Friday, Contact Me!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller

I don't usually post twice in one day, but this contest ends tomorrow night and I wanted to pass it on to all you hot mama's.

I Never Grew Up is giving away this {yes, this exact one} Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller! Amazing isn't it!!! I almost kept this one to myself, but couldn't. {Thanks Kylie, for passing on the amazing tip!}

Click on the link above to enter.

This Giveaway ends January 30th at 7pm (MST)

Thrifty Thursday: Shoe Bags

Shoe bags aren't just for footwear!

Sometimes you just have to look at something a different way to realize how useful it can be. A shoe bag, whether it's a traditional flat type with pockets or a modern type with compartments, as shown at left, makes an outstanding organizer - and not just for shoes.

In your mudroom or front closet, hang a shoe bag to keep gloves and mittens hand and together - and scarves, earmuffs, and knitted hats ready to go. In your office, hang one near your desk for scissors; staples and staplers; pens, pencils and markers; hole punches; envelopes both small and large; or even bills in due date order.

In a utility closet or room, tuck sponges, scrub brushes, old toothbrushes for cleaning tight corners, spray bottles, and cleaning clothes separated by use.

In the bathroom, a bag on the door in invaluable (particularly for teenagers) to hold brushes, hair-grooming products, curling irons, hair dryers, sunscreen, lotions, shaving cream, and even makeup.

In your own closet, add an extra bag to keep all your accessories like scares, belts, small purses, ties , socks or stockings, even lingerie neatly stored and easy to find.

In a child's room, display small beanbag animals, fashion dolls, plastic dinosaurs, or any other smaller collection of toys in a clear plastic shoe bag.

For a long car trip with children, either find a small shoe bag or cut down a larger one and hang it on the back of the front car seats to give your kids in the backseat easy access to toys, games, audio equipment and disks, art supplies, and maybe even a water bottle and snacks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Workin' Wednesday: My Posh Baby Designs

My Posh Baby Designs specializes in making crochet flower hair clips for girls. Called Posh Posies, these hair accessories are hand-made crochet flowers which are then attached to alligator hair clips. They are made in various sizes {from the newborn crochet flowers, which are smaller than a quarter, to jumbo sized crochet flowers, which are approximately 3-4" across}.
They are perfect for not only little girls, but big girls too! I absolutely love them and wear them in my hair! They give a great Vintage look.

Plus, they are not only for your hair. These crochet flower clips can be clipped onto 'Crocs' for a cute touch. Without the clip, they can be used in scrapbooking and other paper crafting projects. Posh Posies Each one is handmade, so they are completely unique! Plus, you can customize anything; so go ahead and match that perfect outfit. All of our crochet flowers are made in smoke-free and pet-free homes, right here in the USA!

Just one of many designs Posh Posie designs available -- perfect for Valentine's Day!

I know not everyone out there has little girls to accessorize (I don't!) but no worries, My Posh Baby Designs also offers potato stamped onesies and t-shirts for the little man in your life.

Too stinkin' cute - there a few different designs, but the skull and crossbones are great for Halloween and every day, since they happen to be so "in".
If you'd like to be featured on a Workin' Wednesday, contact me for more details!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: Rainbow Crayons

It's time again for Tutorial Tuesday, this one comes courtesy of Tania at what'chu talkin' 'bout willis? She has numerous free tutorials that are fabulous, fun for the whole family, and easy! This idea is great for recycling and reusing those items you already have at home. I think these are also great for little hands that can't quite hold a normal crayon yet!

Begin by sorting through the crayon box and gather all the broken ones. (I suppose you can buy a new box of crayons if you don't have broken ones)

Holler for the troops to join you for peeling duty. It's way more fun to have helpers, otherwise you might abandon craft before the task is complete.

Pile the peeled ones into a new container so you can watch your unpeeled pile dwindle and your peeled pile multiply. {Kids like to see the progress they've made}

Parent Job: Using a cutting board and sharp knife, cut crayons into 1/4" pieces. doesn't have to be exactly 1/4". {Tip: Taria recommends purchasing a cutting board from the dollar store to devote only for crafting so you don't ruin your kitchen cutting board}


A little side note...this is best if done with the same brand of crayon since some crayons contain a higher content of wax/parafin. "Cheap" crayons tend to separate color from parafin and all the parafin rises to the top leaving a transparent film on top.
Another little tip: if you eat out with kids, you know they always give you crayons to keep them busy at the table. Bring them home with you -start a container at home and before long you'll have plenty to complete this project.

Taria likes to use a mini-muffin tin - they are just the right size for a child's hand. Really though, any kind of oven-safe tin will work. Fill up the tin, making sure your crayons are level with the pan, OR below. DON'T pile them higher than level with the top surface or they will melt everywhere, including into the bottom of your oven.

Heat them for 20 to 25 minutes at 175 degrees. Remove to cooling rack.

Allow to cool until they've set back up. about an hour or two. Then pop the whole tray in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will allow them to pull away from the edge of the pan and when you flip them over they fall right out. NO MESS!
The pile of crayons you see in the blue bowl ended up making 21 rainbow crayons. A few broken crayons go a long way.

Adorable and FREE!
If you'd like to be featured on Tutorial Tuesday, contact me for details!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Introducing Monday Moments

I'm excited to introduce Monday Moments - a time for all your hot mama's out there to brag about your own little sweet cheeks, your "Aha!" moments, and anything else you want to tell the world.
What works for you? Did you first grader come home with a silly story? Or maybe you just want to show off the cutest picture ever!
That's what Monday Moments are all about. To remind us to take in the little things in life and treasure them.
If you'd like to be featured, simply contact me and tell me your stories! Everyone will get there chance, no exclusions. It's completely FREE and you don't need your own personal blog to participate!

Coming Tomorrow: Tutorial Tuesday!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Freebee Friday: Terry Cloth Holiday Bibs

I hope you're all loving my new look as much as I am! In an effort to promote My Tiny Sweet Cheeks, I'm giving away a set of three holiday bibs of your choice!

{Be sure to check out our cute new Valentine's Day bibs}

These bibs are made of terry cloth material, so they are super absorbant. The neck is made of t-shirt ribbing, so it's flexible enough to fit even large toddlers. Best of all, since they are pull-over bibs, your child can't yank them off!

Here's how you can win:
1 entry: Leave a comment telling me what your favorite product My Tiny Sweet Cheeks offers is. Be sure to leave your contact info if it's not on your profile!
5 additional entries: Become a follower of My Tiny Sweet Cheeks. Leave a comment telling me you're a follower
10 additional entries: Blog about this Give-Away, or email it {be sure to CC it to me} to all your friends and family. Leave a comment telling me you posted/emailed about this give-away.

Give-Away ends Thursday, January 29th, at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck, and Happy Weekend!

New Look Props

I'm sure everyone has noticed my fabulous new look courtesy of Sweet Cheeky Designs. I have to give major props to Traci for working with me, making everything look wonderful, and getting it done so quick! She is excellent to work with and has an excellent portfolio you can review. So go check out her work and give your blog a face-lift.
Thank you Traci!

**NEW** Valentine's Day Bibs

I always strive to be one hundred percent honest when it comes to my products, so I have to tell you that these are not the high quality terry cloth I have come to expect when making my bibs. They sure are cute, and will do the job, but not as well as my other bibs. {Hence the discounted price}
Apparently Valentine Tip Towels are a rare commodity and I had to search high and low to even find these.
I hope you like them - I think they'll add a little love to your baby's Valentine's Day.


True Love

Hugs & Kisses
All Mine

Valentine Bibs

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Diaper Wipes

Buying disposable wipes can get pretty pricey! I have started saving a small fortune by making my own wipes, and it’s not as hard as you might think!

Home made diaper wipes do not take long to make, and at a cost of 50 cents a box, you’ll be so proud of your frugality!

Here’s the recipe:

1 roll of paper towels
2 T. baby oil
2 T. baby bath or shampoo
2 cups boiled water, then cooled OR distilled water
Old diaper wipe container (any airtight container will do)

Click here for more specialized recipes.

Each roll of paper towels will make two boxes of wipes. Tear apart the towels and fold them to fit into the box.

Mix the remaining ingredients in a large measuring cup. Place half of the towels in the box, then slowly pour the liquid over the towels, making sure to cover them evenly. Then add the remaining towels and pour the remaining liquid over them.

After the towels have set for a short while, they will absorb the liquid more evenly and will keep fresh for several weeks.

Be proud of yourself for saving money, but more than anything else enjoy that precious little baby, they grow up so fast! Sing songs or nursery rhymes while changing those diapers, make the most of every moment you have together.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Workin' Wednesday: Coming Soon

We are definitely working this Wednesday -- on getting our make over done!
Keep checking back!!

Coming from Sweet Cheeky Designs

Tomorrow is Thrifty Thursday where we'll offer you some great tips on keeping baby costs down!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: Cloth Baby Shoes

Aren't these the cutest shoes you've ever seen? And apparently even the novice seamstress can put them together using this easy tutorial which Joanna has so graciously made available to us.

It doesn't take much to make these shoes...just scraps of fabric, some interfacing, and elastic. The only thing that might be hard to find is the bonded fleece for the sole. It's suede on one side and fleece on the other. {It can be found at Joanne Fabrics}

Send My Tiny Sweet Cheeks pictures of your finished product and be featured as a Tutorial Whiz!

The Cloth Dilemma

So I am online at 12:32 a.m. and don't know if my mommy brain is working quite right, so I'm counting on all you women out there to give me your opinion straight. I am seriously considering switching to cloth diapers {for the following reasons, lest you think this is a whim}

* From the research I have done, cleaning them is really not that bad, and they smell less.
* Come on, it really is better for the environment, though I'm no tree hugger.
* I'm thinking fleece has to feel better on those little sweet cheeks, more so than cotton plastic crap - also around their legs.
* Cloth diapers have better airflow, which means less diaper rash.
* It may be a lot of money upfront, but it will save me at least $230 this year alone, not to mention the years and additional babies to come.
* I can buy them wholesale using my business license, giving me an even greater savings.
* Cloth diapers have been known to help potty train sooner.

Let's hear it ladies - have at me!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Give Away: Corkboard


Win this fun little corkboard. Actually the cork section itself measures 8x10 inches, so there is plenty of room to tack your lists, numbers, and reminders. And it can be all yours!

Follow the link by clicking on her logo above and leave her a comment!

The giveaway closes on Tuesday, Jan 13th at 11:59 p.m. (mountain)

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Years

At the beginning of the year it is common practice to make goals and start working to achieve them. As I started to think about what I wanted to accomplish, I realized how blessed and fortunate I am. My family is healthy and together. I have a roof over my head. I have food to eat. There are so many people out there who don't have these comforts. I've made it my goal to give back to them. I hope that all you faithful bloggers out there will join me in this effort. Each month I will pick a non-profit organization that has special meaning to me, and will donate 100% of the purchase price from a particular highlighted item to them.

So, without further ado...

Folds of Honor Foundation is a legacy foundation designed to provide scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members that have been killed or disabled as a result of their military service. The foundation has set out to prove to America’s heroes – our military personnel – that their sacrifices will never go unappreciated or unrewarded. Folds of Honor hopes to ensure that families of the fallen must never endure alone.

With your help, we can permanently change the courses of lives for generations to come.

Enchantment Key Wristlet $6.00 (+1.00 shipping)


Key Wristlets

These Wrist Keychains are great for busy mom's terrified of locking their kids in the car {that'd be me!}

Made of 1-inch vinyl webbing and stylish fabric they are durable and easily wash up.

Just slip your hand through the loop while you scrape your windshield, put kids in car-seats, load groceries, etc. and you never have to worry again.





Heart & Crossbone
** has a hint of sparkle to the fabric **



Key Wristlets

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Everyday Terry Cloth Bibs

These are the greatest bibs ever! Made of terry cloth, they are super soft and super absorbent. Measuring 14" x 9" the ribbing stretches large enough to accommodate babies and toddlers alike. The best thing about them? You child can't pull them off since there are no snaps, ties or velcro!


**NEW** Hermit Crab Bib with Purple Neck Ribbing

Cinderella Bib

Dinosaur Bib

Generic Bibs