Zoey’s Attic {review & giveaway}

I’ve had my eyes on the pecking order sibling shirts from Zoey’s Attic since I was playing around online on bed rest. I was wishing then I’d discovered Zoey’s Attic sooner. How fun are their maternity T shirts?

Multi Momma-to-be & Blogger Momma-to-be Ts

Multi Momma-to-be & Blogger Momma-to-be Ts

I almost purchased these owl sibling shirts laying in that hospital bed. But for the slim chance miss Lucy was born first (via unwanted C-section), I held off.

Then I thought I might want the babies to have holiday the pecking order onesies~ either the Thanksgiving turkey or the Christmas owl onesies.

Thanksgiving turkey & Christmas owl sibling set

Thanksgiving turkey & Christmas owl sibling set

I mean, how cute right? But Lucy was on the verge of growing out of 6 mo & Zach out of 3 mo onesies.

I finally decided to go back to my first love ~ the funky owl sibling set {yes they have multiple owl sets Chi O friends!}~ in hopes they can wear them into the spring.

Lucy & Zach, my favorite models

Lucy & Zach, my favorite models

These precious Big Brother Zach and Lil Sister Lucy onesies came in perfect time for photos & floor playing with family in VA.

Silly teething Lucy & Zach love their pecking order by Zoey's Attic onesies

Silly teething Lucy & Zach love their pecking order by Zoey’s Attic onesies

And were also perfect for their introduction into their new Infant 2 daycare class this week!

Overly blue cell phone shot. Zach was sad I put him down. Lucy thought the flash was hilarious {as was pulling off her sock}! This was the best of four photos I attempted Wed morning.

Overly blue cell phone shot. Zach was sad I put him down. Lucy thought the flash was hilarious {as was pulling off her sock}! This was the best of four photos I attempted Wed morning.

Not only are they cute {the onesies & the babies!}, the onesies have held up great for multiple washes & wears {including Lucy’s pooplosion Sunday afternoon}. I’ve been very pleased with their customer service & am looking forward to coming back to Zoey’s Attic for birthday shirts & those cute pillowcases!

Zoey’s Attic was sweet enough to share the love with one of you! Enter a comment below to win a $35 credit that’s good off the total purchase of any item from Zoey’s Attic Personalized Gifts. You can share your favorite from Zoey’s Attic or just tell me Zach & Lucy are cute. 🙂

For an extra entry, follow both @suzstreats & @zoeysattic on twitter, & tweet about this giveaway mentioning us both.

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Just for fun, you can also check out the Zoey’s Attic blog, Facebook page & pinterest site.

I’ll close the giveaway Thursday the 21st at midnight EST, pick a winner via random.org & share the good news to the winner Friday Feb 22nd. Good luck!!

I was sent Zach & Lucy’s precious sibling onesies for purposes for this review, but I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All my opinions noted are my own.

Making Us a Priority {eden fantasys giveaway}

I mentioned in my new year’s resolutions post that I really want to make my marriage, my relationship with the husband, a priority in 2013.

We had our first 2013 solo date just a few weekends ago. It wasn’t anything over-the-top: just lunch at Outback with a giftcard. But it was us dining out for the first time since early September. My parents watched L & Z while we relaxed & chatted & filled up on shrimp & flatbread & steak. It was a great way to reconnect & remember we like each other besides the fact that we co-parent the same cute kiddos.

So when I was contacted recently by edenfantasys.com, I thought back to my resolution & checked out their site.

Yes, they do offer a wide variety of sex toys {most of which made me blush}, but I was excited to find they have great bath & beauty products & lingerie that would probably work for my post-partum body.

Things I also loved about eden fantasys: free shipping over $35 {I hate paying shipping} & great sales & promotions. Y’all know I can’t resist a good deal.

Because the people behind eden fantasys want us both to have a happy start to the new year, they’ve offered a $50 gift card to one of my readers to be used on anything of your choice!

sex toy - ednfantasys adult toys store

To enter, leave a comment below letting me know your favorite way to reconnect with your beloved. Is it dinner out? Just relaxing at home watching TV? Movie dates? Massages? I’d love to hear {& maybe get some ideas}.

For a second entry, follow @suzstreats & @EdenFantasys on twitter & tweet about the giveaway. Leave another comment please after you’ve done so.

If you’d like, you can find them on facebook & sign up for their newsletter, but that’s just for fun.

I’ll close the giveaway Feb 8th at midnight & choose a winner via random.org. I’ll announce who won on the 11th just in time for Valentine’s Day! Good luck!

I was compensated for this post with a gift card of my own to EdenFantasys. Happy Valentine’s Day to us all.

Tuttorosso Tomatoes Winner

I had promised to announce the winner last Friday, then the babies got sick, as did the husband & now me. Through my fog of it all, I’m sorry to say this is late.

But I’m excited to announce the winner of a prize package from Tuttorosso Tomatoes is…

{drum roll}


Father of twins! Congrats! Stay tuned for an email shortly.

And for those who missed out, I have more tomato product love in the works for the new year!

Tuttorosso Tomatoes {review & giveaway}

You know you love tomatoes & have had a bit of a love affair with them when a tomato company finds you!

I was contacted a little while ago from a rep from Tuttorosso tomatoes. She’d seen my Make Ahead meals and wanted to send us some tomato products to try.

The Tuttorosso package arrived just in time! My Mom has been down to help the last couple weekends & she’s cooked!

This Sunday we took The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe {from her latest cookbook} & switched it up a little {my Mom’s adventurous like that}. We made it in the crockpot, boiled the chicken breasts before shredding, & just tossed in a little less of the spices {probably could’ve done more}. We also subbed a big can of Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes instead of the little bit of tomatoes & didn’t include most of the water. The Tuttorosso tomatoes were delicious! We topped the soup with cheese & have had it for three meals this week.

PW’s Chicken Tortilla Soup; Tuttorosso style

My parents’ stayed in town Monday to help take care of sick Zach. Mom took ingredients we had on hand, chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, red peppers, mushrooms & Tuttorosso tomato sauce & created baked Chicken parmesan while Zach napped. The tomato sauce was so yummy. And a perfect warm dinner to come home to after a long day of work Monday night. The Chicken Parmesan with the sauce made for great lunch leftovers too.

Mom’s Chicken Parm topped with Tuttorosso tomato sauce

You can purchase Tuttorosso tomatoes at your local Koger. Or even better, one of you can win your own Tuttorosso tomatoes prize package. Perfect for you to make your favorite tomato dishes to warm up the cold winter nights!

Enter by leaving a comment on what’s your favorite tomato based dish. I’ll close the giveaway next Thursday the 27th & announce the winner Friday morning.

Tuttorosso is also having daily giveaway’s on the Tuttorosso Facebook page leading up to Christmas. Feel free to check it out if you’d like. A little bird told me that today’s winner will get a gift pack of Tuttorosso products and recipes. Friday’s prize will be a utility Set {4 piece} by Wusthof knives, & they’re ending it Saturday with a Tumbleweed Ceramic Tomato Dip Dish {set of two}.

Good luck!
I received the canned tomatoes, some recipe cards & a cute pot holder for purpose of this review from Red Gold/Tuttorosso tomatoes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post & all opinions are genuinely my own.

North American Bear Co Winner

Happy six months to Zach & Lucy! I’m hoping to take their 6 monthday photos this evening & to do their 6 month posts later this week.  

To celebrate them being half a year old {WHAT?! HOW?!}, I’m annoucing the winner of the up to $50 from North American Bear Co.

Congratulations to …

{drum roll…}

 Number 17! {which just happens to randomly be my favorite number}

And when I counted off to the 17th comment, it belows to…

Congratulations, Cici! I will have North American Bear Co get in touch with you to collect your product! To everyone who entered, thank you!