Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Few Darling Things…



 Le Pastiche Uniquities & Bake Shoppe


                     Bountiful Blessings


                    Poshatively Darling


              And something for Mom…




Thursday, July 29, 2010

Babybumz Giveaway

Since I found out that I am pregnant, I have definitely been on the look out for some great pregnancy/baby products. 

I absolutely love Babybumz!  There I found products to help with a stretching belly, natural and organic bum cream for a tender baby bottom (even a cloth friendly version!), baby bath sprinkle to help moisturize the skin and even a soothing postpartum spray.

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All of these products look so wonderful!  I am looking forward to trying some of them when baby comes.

And for you, my lucky readers, Babybumz is offering a $25 gift certificate to one of you to use in their Etsy shop!

Here’s how to enter to win:

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each and include your email address too!

MANDATORY:  Visit Babybumz and tell me what you would use the gift certificate on if you win.


-Become a follower of the My Bella Baby blog

-Follow My Bella Baby on Twitter

-Become a fan of Babybumz on Facebook

-Tweet about this giveaway (leave your Twitter username)

-Blog about this giveaway (leave link)

-Purchase something from Babybumz for 5 extra entries

Good luck and thank you Babybumz for this great giveaway!  Giveaway ends Thursday, August 5th 2010 at midnight (EST).

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Orglamix Review & Giveaway

You won’t want to miss this giveaway!  If you are like me, it’s hard to find makeup that you really love.  I had the opportunity to review Orglamix makeup and instantly loved it!  In my search to find more natural and organic products, I was pleased to find that: 

Orglamix products are proudly formulated without: nano particles, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or parabens. PETA approved.   Isn’t that awesome?!

Here’s what I received to review:

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When I opened the package I was immediately impressed.  I have never opened a package that smelled good.  It smelled fresh… 

When I first used the makeup I was pleasantly surprised that the foundation felt like a cream but looked like powder.  The mineral glow is a great product because it can be used anywhere!  Eyes, cheeks or face!  My favorite of the three was the eye color.  I love earthy tones and this was just perfect.  It made my eyes pop.  Best of all, all three products worked really well together for me.  I will certainly be purchasing more makeup from Orglamix and you should too!

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-Everything is very reasonably priced.

-The selection of colors is unbelievable!

-The makeup is organic mineral makeup, making it healthier for our skin.

-All Orglamix products are packaged in clear jars with a sifter and sold by weight, not volume (so you get more product).

-You’ll be supporting handmade.

-You are guaranteed to love it or your money back.

-Orglamix is happy to answer any questions you may have.

-Orglamix has a  blog offering tips, tricks and beauty trends.

Lucky you!  Orglamix is giving away some makeup to one of my lovely readers!  One lucky lady will be able to choose  any three colors from the following formulas:
Pure Organic Mineral Eye, Blush, Glow, Foundation or Color Corrector.

Here’s how to enter:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Orglamix and tell me what your favorite eye color is.


-Become a fan of Orglamix on Facebook

-Become a follower of Orglamix on Twitter

-Become a follower of the My Bella Baby blog

-Become a follower of My Bella Baby on Twitter

-Tweet about this giveaway (leave your username)

-Blog about this giveaway (leave a link)

-Purchase something from Orglamix – 5 extra entries

Good Luck!  This giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 11th 2010 at midnight (EST).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Poshatively Darling

Look at these darling new headbands from Poshatively Darling…and a super hero cape!  Cute!

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Poshatively Darling is offering a sale just for you, my readers! 



Hurry and get yours now!  Make sure to mention My Bella Baby when ordering.

Friday, July 16, 2010

And Baby Makes Three!

I’m pregnant!  My husband and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby in March!  My due date is March 4th which puts me at almost 8 weeks along. 

This has been quite a journey trying to get pregnant.  I never imagined that I would struggle with getting pregnant but I did. (And my heart breaks for the women that struggle even more than I did)  After we got married in July last year we decided that we wanted to have a baby.  Little did we know it isn’t always as easy as making that decision.  Months of heartbreak and disappointment were still to come.  It was hard because everywhere I looked I saw pregnant women or heard about women being devastated that they were pregnant.  And all I wanted was to be pregnant! 

I look at it this way.  I know that God has a plan for my life and His plans are much better than mine.  I finally started to accept that about 2 months before I finally got pregnant.  I think it was good for my husband and I to share the first year of our marriage just the two of us.  We were able to adjust to married  life and everything else that was going on around us.  After all, we moved to a new city, my husband got a new job, I decided to be a homemaker and the list goes on. 

Needless to say, we feel so blessed.  We are overwhelmed with excitement and look forward to the day we get to bring home our baby.  God is good and He knows what we needed in our lives and for that I am so thankful! 

Most women say that they know before they take a pregnancy test that they are pregnant.  Not me.  My husband wanted me to take a test so I agreed to buy one and take it just in case.  I was about a week and a half late but my cycles are always off so I really didn’t think it would be positive.  Sure enough for the first time in my life I got to look at two lines instead of one.  I wasn’t sure if I would scream  or cry but all I could do was stare.  I said WHAT!  I couldn’t believe it.  Then it started to sink in and I started shaking and just kept looking at the test just to be sure there were really two lines. 

I’m feeling pretty good.  A lot of women say one thing that happens early on in pregnancy is you get really sore breasts.  I am not experiencing that too much.  And of course, some women get morning sickness (or all day sickness) and I really haven’t experienced much of that either.  I am starting to feel it a little bit but I’ve really noticed more acid reflux than anything.  I am feeling pretty tired though.  Nothing that would have told me that I was pregnant before I took the test.  My mom had really easy pregnancies so I hope I take after her!  One thing I know though is that I will not complain even if I do get sick or whatever else may come my way.  I am so thankful to be pregnant after trying for what seemed like forever.

I have met a good friend through all of this and we have been emailing back and forth our worries and struggles because we were both going through the same thing. It has been so therapeutic to be able to connect with someone that knows exactly how I am feeling.  So if there is anyone that is struggling to get pregnant and just needs someone to “listen” send me an email.  It feels so good to get it all out!  And I always love new friends!  :) 

And for all of you mommies, I would love any tips or advice that you have for first time moms!  Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, book recommendations, ANYTHING!  I am all ears!  And thank you in advance!

So, that is why I haven’t posted anything in awhile.  I have been to doctors and busy spreading the news of my pregnancy. 

What a great anniversary gift this is!   

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our First Anniversary!

My husband and I have been married almost a year now!  (Sunday to be exact)  It is crazy how fast the first year went by.  So am I no longer a newlywed???  I feel like I blinked and a year went by…really.  We have had such an awesome year together.  We have grown as a couple and completely love our simple, yet joy filled life! 

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Happy Anniversary my darling, I love you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Special

All booties are $12 a pair in my shop this month!!!



Custom orders always welcome!!!