Teacher Appreciation Week {Bruegger’s giveaway}

Happy first full week of May! And May means for most kids, the winding down of school & thus taking the time to thank the teachers who have helped teach & care for your children this year.

Lucy & Zach moved up to the late 2s/early 3s room at their daycare a couple months back, so these teachers they didn’t have last May or over Christmas. Making this week my time to tell these ladies a big THANK YOU! For keeping L & Z happy during the day, for making sure they eat, nap, play nicely with their friends & each other, for learning & for getting Lucy almost completely potty trained (probably another post, another time)!

In the age of Pinterest, it’s easy to find images & ideas other moms have done for Teacher Appreciation, but as a non-super crafty, overly-tired, working mom of two almost-3 year olds, I leave the Pinterest projects to someone else.

I’m relying on my trusty favorites: food & gift cards! You can’t go wrong there right?! I figured I’d stop by Target after work & grab a lip balm & little gift card for each of their 3 teachers. I won’t have specialty printed paper, but I figured I could write “You’re the balm! Love, Zach & Lucy” as my nod to the crafty moms.

And for food, no question, the Bruegger’s Big Bagel Bundle. This way I can not only give breakfast to their two morning teachers, but show my appreciation to the whole staff with 13 bagels & two yummy cream cheese tubs! A handwritten note of thanks & quick stop at Bruegger’s Friday morning is simple yet perfect! & Bruegger’s is always a delicious hit in my opinion!

Because Bruegger’s is so awesome, they’re providing me with not one, but TWO $10 gift cards to give out to TWO awesome readers. Just leave a comment letting me know What have you done or are you doing to show appreciation for the teachers in your children’s lives?! If you don’t yet have children, leave a comment with what you think is a fun idea!

And I’ll pick two random comments ~ Congratulations Elana & Crystal! Y’all won! I’ll email you both for your addresses!

In exchange for this post, Bruegger’s is providing me with gift cards for me as well as the ones for the giveaway, but my thoughts & opinions are all my own & not swayed because of their generosity.

HALO SleepSack Giveaway Winner

I picked the winner of the HALO SleepSack is…

I used random.org & it picked…

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Congratulatations to…

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Sarah C! I’m off to the NCSU game today, but you can expect an email from me & HALO later tonight.

 

Thanks to all who entered!

HALO SleepSacks {review & giveaway}

Ah fall & football are in the air! And with that I think of the cool nights & yet still gloriously warm days in NC. So while we’re still putting Lucy & Zach in cotton pjs at night, I’m afraid that’d be cool in their cribs without a SleepSack.

Yep, no blankets for them ever at home in their beds. We’re a SleepSack family. And as I mentioned in my toddler must haves post, HALO SleepSacks are our favorite. We loved the ease of the SleepSack Swaddles when they were itty bitty & have loved our HALO SleepSacks for our toddlers.

HALO SleepSack Logo

So I was thrilled when HALO recently reached out to me & my new lil walkers to see if we’d like to try & review their HALO Early Walker cotton Sleepsacks which are available in Early Walker & Big Kids in a new lightweight-knit fabric {what we now have in blue gecko & pink flower knit} as well as available in Micro-fleece and Comfort Mesh. You can find all of HALO’s SleepSacks available for purchase on amazon.com; y’all know I have my eye on the owl micro-fleece one too!

At 20.8 & 23 pounds, Zach & Lucy have a lot of room to grow into their size large Early Walkers which, per the size chart fit, 22-28 pounds & ages 12-18 months. I’ve seen other reviewers note these ran big, & I don’t disagree, but I wanted them big enough for us to have room to grow into.

Zach HALO SleepSack

Yes, he’s almost always this happy!

Now that Lucy {our little bedtime sleep fighter} has learned she can easily walk & run{!!} in these SleepSacks, she gets annoyed she can’t kick out her feet if we put her in our other HALO SleepSacks. It’s funny to see her look for her toes out of our other beloved HALOs.

Lucy was feeling camera shy while modelling her SleepSack, but look at those curls she's growing!

Lucy was feeling camera shy while modelling her SleepSack, but look at those curls she’s growing!

We’ve used these Early Walker SleepSacks for a couple weeks & washes, & I have noticed the cotton shows piling pretty quickly. It is soft though & a very comfortable weigh for late summer/fall over summer pjs. I think we will be able to move into winter using these with 2 piece footless pjs too.

Suz Zach & Lucy in HALO SleepSacks

All smiles in their Early Walker SleepSacks

HALO has generously offered to give one of my awesome readers 1 HALO SleepSack Early Walker or Big Kids!

Please leave a comment letting me know your favorite HALO style/fabric or a funny/cute SleepSack story.

For an additional entry, follow me {@suzstreats} & @HALOSleepSack on twitter & tweet something like “Enter to win a @HALOSleepSack for your Early Walker or Big Kid with @suzstreats http://suzstreats.com”. Comment back letting me know you tweeted.

You can also keep up with HALO on facebook & pinterest.

I’ll close the giveaway this Friday at midnight and let the winner know Saturday morning. What a way to hopefully start your weekend off right!

Best of luck!