Mother’s Day Giveaway #6 {five great giveaways!}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 6, 2010

So as to allow more time for all to enter before Saturday night, I have decided to combine the last several items in my Mother’s Day Giveaway Extravaganza into one final post. Each item will be won by a different entrant and will be announced with all other winners on Mother’s Day. I hope you don’t mind.

Here we go…

fantasyjewelrybox is one of the leading online retailers of celebrity and designer inspired jewelry. Although celebrity inspired jewelry is their specialty, they have a pretty impressive collection of sterling silver jewelry, fabulous cubic zirconia rings and necklaces, and more!

I spent hours perusing the sparkly jewelry at before finally deciding on Krista’s Silver Hammered Metal Rose Statement Necklace. I can definitely see myself wearing this statement necklace with either a tanktop this summer, or with a dress for an evening out.

WIN IT! Enter to win a $35 Fantasy Jewelry Box gift certificate by visiting and telling me in the comments about your favorite item. I’d love to know what screams you!

nestle family gvwy
I don’t know about you, but $8,000 toward a family dream vacation, plus $2,000 for a spa day or night out on the town with my friends, sounds heavenly! If it sounds just as good to you, I’m thinking you should head over and enter the Nestle Family Mother’s Day to Remember Sweepstakes, through May 31st. You can enter daily and it’s super easy!

In the meantime, how about planning the perfect “family day out”? Whether you like to have picnics in your backyard, or spend an afternoon at your local park, Nestle wants to help. They have offered one lucky winner a package containing product and coupons for some of MY favorites. Yummyness like Nesquik, Stouffer’s, Juicy Juice, Toll House, Wonka, and more! They are also throwing in a $29.99 Shutterfly giftcard, plus a 30-day sample of Glowelle – a beauty drink dietary supplement that protects and hydrates the inner and outer layers of the skin.

WIN IT! Leave me a comment telling me about your idea of a perfect family day out.

belkin charger kit
I don’t know about you, but I often leave my house without a charged-up iPhone, since I horrible about remembering to charge it. Well, Target can come to the rescue for us with the Belkin iPod Charging Kit. This kit, however, not only comes with the DC cable, but a standard AC cable, as well, making it perfect for all your iPhone and iPod charging needs!

WIN IT! Leave me a comment telling me about the time YOU were without a charged phone. I know we all have a story or two!

wii prize pack
Are you a mom who loves to play the Wii with her kiddos? I am. In fact, our favorite game to play as a family is still Mario Kart, hands down! We now never have to worry about dead batteries in our wands, thanks to the Nyko Wii Charge Base. This Induction Charging Dock and Rechargeable Battery Pack Set for Nintendo Wii is perfect for the family who loves to enjoy continuous play.

WIN IT! Enter to win a Charge Base and two (2) Nyko wands by leaving me a comment telling me about your favorite Wii game.

kodak camera
I’ve already shared with you about how excited I am to see the film BABIES. Well, to celebrate the film, Kodak Gallery has created a BABIES slideshow, featuring photos of the babies featured in the film. I just love looking at photos of babies. {sigh}

In celebration of not only the film’s release, but also in celebration of YOU, Kodak is offering an EasyShare Digital Camera featuring the Kodak “Share” button, as well as a personalized medium hardcover photo book, for one of you to win!

WIN IT! Share the link to view the slideshow and a link to this giveaway on your blog, Facebook wall, or via Twitter – for example: Check out the Kodak BABIES slideshow and enter to win a Kodak digital camera – then leave me a comment with a link to where you told your friends about the slideshow and this giveaway.

The nitty gritty giveaway details:: You may leave up to five (5) comments on this post to be counted as entries, depending on the number of items you would like to win, as long as each comment is following the separate methods of entry as detailed above. Each comment will be counted towards each of the separate items up for giveaway. For example, your comment telling me about your favorite piece of jewelry from Fantasy Jewelry Box will only be counted as an entry to win the $35 gift certificate from, and so on.

Benefited Giveaway

Capture Life

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on January 8, 2010

Do y’all remember when I decided to buy a digital SLR camera and learn how to take “beautiful photos”? Well, it was then that I knew I wanted to capture life – my children’s lives.

Well, I bought my camera – a Canon Rebel XSi – and have been taking pictures, but I don’t really know how to use it. Sure, I’ve been snapping some pretty good shots, if I do say so myself, but I have never ventured beyond the auto settings. Sad, huh?

So, how excited do you think I was when I discovered that Jen – of Jen Stewart Photography – and her husband, Chris, were going to be teaching a photography workshop? It gets even better. This workshop is especially for moms, to teach us how to capture the lives of our kids in photos!

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We want to empower you to take the best photos you can of your families, and to have confidence that you can record those spontaneous memories beautifully!

You can find all of the details about this fantastic workshop, taking place in Sacramento on January 23rd, HERE. Do you want to hear something exciting? You can save $100 off the price of your ticket if you register before January 11th!

Let me know if you plan to join me, my local friends, so I can look forward to seeing you there! (I have been given a ticket to attend in exchange for creating some buzz, but even if I wasn’t I’d so be there!)

What are some of YOUR best tips for capturing your kiddos in photos?


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