Friday, October 1, 2010

Review and $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway from NotyBaby! Ends 10/15





Every Mama knows that if there is one thing a baby needs it's a good blanket!  We love baby blankets and we have several but none of them are special. They are all your very ordinary, typical blanket that we could cetainly live without. We were recently sent a very special blanket to review from NotyBaby and it has to be the most AMAZING blanket we have ever had, hands down!!




About the Blanket: Gray Giraffe Garden Cotton Print with Ivory Minky Dot:


So serene!!! This is the perfect gift for that modern mom and baby! This stylish NotyBaby creation is tastefully understated. So versatile, it can be used as a cover up for nursing, in a stroller, car seat, as a play mat, changing pad, or to just cuddle with your baby on the couch. This blanket is lightweight enough to use during the spring & summer seasons and still warm enough for autumn.

Generously sized at 30" x 40" it’s large enough to keep even little toddlers warm. One side has Michael Miller’s Giraffe Garden in gray cotton print and then backed with an ivory minky dot fabric which makes this bib reversible. This adorable cotton print feature giraffes frolicking among trees and flowers with colors of brown, coral, ivory, blue and chartreuse that highlight the charcoal gray background.

*Pair this blanket with Notybaby's coordinating bibs, burp cloths or pacifier bibs to make the perfect baby shower gift. Machine wash gentle cycle, tumble dry low... just like your baby's clothes.

What we thought:

First of all, I loved the way this blanket arrived! It was folded perfectly and wrapped  up with a ribbon tied around it!

Second, the giraffe print is so modern and cute!!!  I love the color blue but it gets very plain and boring and it seems that's how you find the typical baby boy blanket. This one is so whimsical and fun and so far from plain! On the opposite side of the print is the softest material I have ever felt. Our baby loves to snuggle up with this blanket!!!






Maria's Bio:


I worked in sales in the new home building industry for several years and was laid off when the housing market suffered. I couple of months later, my husband and I found out we were expecting. I got a chance to go back to work for a national builder while I was 6-months pregnant but we decided that it would be best to be extra cautious during the rest of my pregnancy and avoid stress as much as possible (and you can imagine how stressful the housing industry can be). So my husband and I decided I would wait til my son was 6 month old before I go back to work… I am definitely the workaholic type and never considered being a stay at home mom. Once my son was born, it was a whole different story!
I never wanted to leave my son… he became my world and I couldn’t stand the thought of going back to work. I was having too much fun being a mommy to think about working away from him. So I had to find another way to make some income to help out our household… without leaving my son on a daily basis.

The birth of NotyBaby:

Once I found out we were expecting our little son, the obsession for anything baby began! To prepare for the baby I started knitting baby blankets and booties and getting the nursery ready. I sought out baby items that didn’t look too “babyish or cutesy.” I checked out tons of baby boutiques within Southern California searching for just the right things for my son. I loved a lot of the stuff I saw in the baby boutiques but I didn’t want to pay the boutique prices. I examined how many of the items were made. Then, with the help of another pregnant friend, I rediscovered my sewing skills from grade school and my passion for amazing fabrics!

I started off by making blankets & burp cloths for my baby and for friends as shower gifts. I started getting referrals and special requests from friends and family for my creations that I wanted to have a forum so people can view my creations.

The name "Noty" was my nickname when I was growing up. My logo was inspired by my son, who likes to hold his blankie while sucking his thumb. NotyBaby Boutique was created from a desire to find fashionable baby accessories. Our fabric combinations and selections don't follow typical baby color schemes/ themes. You’ll see skulls, crossbones, unexpected colors and prints in my shop… Every baby accessory with the NotyBaby name is originally inspired with today's mommy and baby in mind.

All our items are handmade with quality materials that are personally hand-picked from our local suppliers. Each item is topstitched to ensure durability and made in a smoke-free and pet-free environment. Made in the USA.


We are now NotyBaby's hugest fans!!!  We think the products are amazing and I have been telling all of my pregnant friends how much they NEED a Notybaby blanket! Not only did we love the blanket we received but the huge selection of bibs, burp cloths, blankets, everything you need for your precious little one is just wonderful!!!


GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader is going to win a $30 Gift Certificate to NotyBaby!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit NotyBaby and leave a comment here on your favorite product!

Extra Entries:

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Grab one of our buttons (2 entries)

Blog about it w/ a link back to us! (3 entries)

Thanks for entering and good luck!
Giveaway will end on 10/15 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via random.org



*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. Thanks to NotyBaby for the complimentary review and giveaway items!*









306 comments:

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Life of the Leatherberry's said...

I would love any of the girlie security blankets! They are so cute! Heck, all her stuff is adorable! I'd take any of it! LOL!

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Life of the Leatherberry's said...

I follow Crazy House! <3

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I get email updates!

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I like Notybaby on FB!

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I like Crazy House on FB!

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I voted for you!

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Arlett said...

I love the blue and brown polka dot blanket. It is gorgeous!...I voted for you again also.
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Life of the Leatherberry's said...

Added your button to my blog!

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Laura said...

I love all the pink and zebra print items!!

Laura said...

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CK147 said...

Favorite product is the Baby Boy Securit Blanket / Lovey -- Blue Camo Print Minky with Navy Satin Trim. I love Camo :) Email mommy2acdhsurvivor@yahoo.com

one frugal lady said...

I love the cow print blanket
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I am following you here :) Email mommy2acdhsurvivor@yahoo.com

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Laura said...

like notybaby on FB!
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CK147 said...

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Laura said...

voted!
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jill said...

i like the pink camo...that would work great since brother bear has a green camo blanket.
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jill said...

i like crazy house on facebook.
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i like notybaby on facebook.
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CK147 said...

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Chris said...

My favorite it the Baby Blanket -- Lotus Wallflower Cotton Print with Ivory Minky Dot
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I follow you
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CK147 said...

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funfunfun said...

Oh the cow print is adorable!
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email subber.
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ahilton09 said...

I like the blue leapord print minky blanket

ahilton09 said...

I follow your blog

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I subscribe

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I like NotyBaby on Fb

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I voted

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Anonymous said...

love the pink zebra. hope i have a girl!! follow u and like u on fb. voted today. krista joehnk

Michelle said...

I like the blue and brown polka dot one.
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Michelle said...

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Michelle said...

I like Notybaby on facebook
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rosie025 said...

love the gray giraffe blanket!

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The Tesdalls said...

I like the Baby Girl Blanket -- Pink Polka Dot Minky with Satin Trim

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I like notybaby on facebook


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Waitingforbaby said...

i love the lotus wallflower print blankie
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Anonymous said...

Love the new blanket with the cow print and red! Can't wait to actually get one and the security blanket too! All the products look so soft and great quality! Keep up the good work! BTW I am already a fan on facebook.
Amanda
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Anonymous said...

Liked NotyBaby and Crazy House on facebook, voted, and subscribed to receive emails. Looking forward to reading your blogs!
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mmbear said...

I would get the Baby Girl Blanket w/Black Minky Dot.

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Addison K.A.T. said...

I love the Cream and Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Brown Satin Trim Baby Blanket!
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Sarah De La Cruz said...

My favorite products are th Asian Kawaii blanket and the yellow giraffe bib. I love the fabrics she chooses!

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I follow your blog! :)

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Amato family said...

I love the baby girl zebra blanket.
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mmbear said...

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Meg said...

I really love this Lotus Wallflower blanket!
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Kirsten said...

I love the Baby Boy Blanket - Blue and Green Disco Dot Print Cotton with Green Minky Dot!
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Meg said...

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Snowflake07 said...

My favorite is the Lovey / Security Blanket -- Floral Print Minky with Green Satin Trim.
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Addison K.A.T. said...

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Voted on Top Mommy Blogs.

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Wehaf said...

I like the Bib -- Citron Giraffe.

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stacey said...

I like the Baby Boy Securit Blanket/Lovey-Blue Camo Print Minkx With Navy Satin trim
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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/4 - voted at top mommy blogs
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Meg said...

I voted today on Top Mom Blogs
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Lani said...

Baby Blanket -- Gray Giraffe Garden Cotton Print with Ivory Minky Dot

How cute is that blanket? It looks soft and stylish!

mmbear said...

Voted on Top Mommy Blogs today.

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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/5 - daily vote
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Meg said...

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corinne said...

I love the Blue and Brown Minky Dot bibs..
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corinne said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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corinne said...

I am an email subscriber of yours.
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corinne said...

I like you on Facebook.
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corinne said...

I voted today!
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Mrs.Smitty said...

Love the Baby Boy Blanket - Blue and Green Disco Dot Print Cotton with Green Minky Dot

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Misty said...

Love the Lotus Wallflower Cotton Print with Ivory Minky Dot!
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Shiela said...

I love the Baby Blanket -- Blue Leopard Print Minky with Satin Trim

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mmbear said...

Voted on Top Mommy Blogs.

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Misty said...

I voted, 10/7!
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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/7 - daily vote
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corinne said...

I voted today!!
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Meg said...

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Njos Family said...

Favorite product is the Baby Boy Security Blanket
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~ Noelle said...

oh, i just love the red and black blanket!
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Ma Knorr said...

I love the black & white cow print with the red satin. Sooo cute!

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mmbear said...

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Misty said...

voted 10/8!
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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/8 - daily vote
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Meg said...

Voted on Top Mom Blogs!
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hendy said...

My favorite thing is 2pc PREMIUM Burp Cloth or Cloth Diaper SET; Pink Girl Play pattern
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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/9 - daily vote
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corinne said...

I voted today
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corinne said...

I voted yesterday too..(forgot to put it on this one)
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jakiesmom said...

i love the baby blanket, grey giraffe garden
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Misty said...

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Meg said...

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Mirm said...

I voted for you.
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mmbear said...

Voted today.

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Misty said...

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Addison K.A.T. said...

10/10 - daily vote
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corinne said...

I voted today
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Anonymous said...

Baby Blanket -- Cream and Brown Giraffe Print Minky with Brown Satin Trim
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Meg said...

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