Saturday, September 26, 2009

My First Giveaway!



My Baby Burrito

There are a few items I have had the luxury of having with Hope that I did not have with Luke or Benjamin that I LOVE. I am typically not a HUGE fan of most baby products as most of them are expensive, gimmicky, and ultimately unnecessary. There are a few exceptions though, and one of those items has been an immense life saver as my girl does not like to be put down and though I love, love, love to hold her, my arms tire from time to time and I do enjoy a shower here and there. :)

One of my very favorite products is the "Miracle Blanket"affectionately referred to in our home as the "baby straight jacket". I am telling you I cannot believe I did not know of such things with my boys and I really wish I would have. It is the ultimate swaddling blanket and when I wrap Hope up and get her to sleep, I can lay her down and she will remain asleep for good long naps! When she starts to show signs of being tired, I grab our Miracle Blanket, wrap her up and it is like instantly she feels relieved and snug. We bounce and Sh Sh Sh for a few minutes and she is OUT! We no longer have inconsolable periods...seriously! I keep one at home and one in my diaper bag (heck we even took her to a movie last night). If you have a baby or expect to and don't know about these things you should! We received two as baby gifts for Hope and I don't know what I would do without them! They are different from the typical swaddling blanket and really do live up to their name.

SOOO...

I was even more psyched when several weeks ago, the founder of the company, Michael Gatten, contacted me offering me a FREE Miracle Blanket for mentioning in a previous post my love for his product. He said that their main advertising is just word of mouth and that he appreciated my passing the love of the Miracle Blanket along. :)

So since I have two already, and since I consider it a public service to get the word out since I just heard of these myself I am going to give it away! Here is the deal...

If you would like to be entered in the giveaway here are the ways to get an entry...

1. Simply leave a comment = 1 entry
2. Become a fan of the Miracle Blanket on Facebook = 1 entry
3. Blog about this giveaway = 1 entry

You can earn up to three entries!

Leave a comment letting me know of each thing you did and I will pick a winner at random in one week. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, October 3rd. Good Luck!

The goal is to get the word out about this product to all new moms! It really has been a lifesaver for our family!




97 comments:

Melody said...

Oh how I would love one of these! I also became a fan on Facebook.

Stuart and Tashia Uken said...

Kristy,

I found your blog through another blog and have been praying for you. We had 2 precious boys with Junctional EB that are both now in heaven with Jesus. We are now in the process of adopting and would love the Miracle Blanket. Hope you have a great weekend.

Tashia

Devin said...

Oh, Kristy, don't you think I need this for Peanut?

*grin*

Seriously, I will certainly do all those things. I'll blog about it in a few minutes....I'll come back and let you know when I've done the other two things.

How exciting! Love that you get a chance to pass this along to someone else. We've always been 'swaddlers' over here, but I've just always done it with regular blankets, and you know how that works :-). They come undone in no time. This would be a welcome addition!

Have a good one!

Devin said...

Okie Dokie. Fan on Facebook for entry number two: Done!

Nicole said...

Love your new header, Kristy! So cute!

Devin said...

Ok, I've officially blogged about it for chance number three!

Thanks again Kristy!

Anonymous said...

Oh- I am first to comment! :o) I, too, can not believe that I missed such an amazing product...sadly I went through 5 kids without one.
:o( But I would love to give one to my friend who just had a baby girl and she has been a bit fussy. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
Blessings-
Laura from FL

jess said...

My babies are too big to need this..but when they were young this was my LIFESAVER!!!! I too called them burritos and it was common place for someone in our home yell for the 'baby straight jacket'. LOL.
So glad you found this awesome product.
Hope looks so beautiful!

malibukat said...

this blanket sounds wonderful.

Debbie said...

I cant believe I am the first to comment...that blanket sounds wonderful...BTW, I love the new blog look.

Carly said...

I would love to try one of these neat blankets! I am having my 2nd baby Tuesday morning! I left a comment!!!

Dorsey said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this giveaway you are offering. I have two new grand babies being born, one in Oct. and one in November. I can't afford to buy two mciracle blankets, but if I won one, I'd buy one for the other daughter.
I will write up a post on my blog tomorrow and let you know about it as soon as I do. I don't do Facebook or I'd attempt that as well. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I would love one of the mircle blankets! I am not preggo yet, but dream of wrapping my little one up in one!

Nicole McC

Stephanie said...

This is so funny because I just had a baby on the 9-9-09 and I have been using this blanket and I LOVE IT! I also call it the baby burrito :) My baby will sleep 5 hours or more at a time at night with this blanket. I am a mommy of a newborn yet I am getting plenty of rest. I will blog about it and become a fan because this is an amazing product and I would love another one when my first is in the wash!

Shaina N said...

I would love, love, love one of these! I found you through Our Very Full House blog. Thanks for this opportunity!

I'm also fanning Miracle Blankets on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

I would LOVE to have a second Miracle Blanket! My baby girl is to months old and has been my best sleeper by far (I have a 5 and 3 year old to) and I know its because she is swaddled up in it!

A Morris said...

Definitely sounds like a miracle. I'd like to see it for myself. :-) I became a fan on FB.

G & H said...

oh i would love one! our little snug bug loves being swaddled in her kiddopatums but i would love to have a miracle blanket I hear they are the BEST!

Carol said...

Alas! I am not on facebook nor do I blog. I still want to enter. Am I disqualified?

boltefamily said...

Carol...you do not need Facebook or a blog...you definitely still qualify!

Mary Ellen said...

We were given one from our primary NICU nurse wehn we learned James could come home from the NICU. It truly IS a Miracle blanket. We loved it but I could never find where she got it. So I would love another one for our next baby if we are so blessed.

Just Me said...

I haven't been to your site in a while and love your new look...SO cute! I have grown attached to mine and am struggling on whether on not I can take the leap to change it.

My sister doesn't think my nephew likes being swaddled, but maybe he would like this...or if I happen to win, maybe I can give it to someone who actually uses it :o) (I didn't actually look to see what the "rules" were to enter your little giveaway, but wanted to leave a comment about your cute layout anyway!)

Hope you are well.
:o) Amanda

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

I WOULD LOVE ONE OF THESE FOR THE NEW BABY!! ENTRY #1 Marie

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

okay Kristy, I JUST BLOGGED about the giveaway on ELIJAHNATAHNIELDOUGLAS.BLOGSPOT.COM

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

I THOUGHT I ALREADY BECAME A FAN ABOUT A WEEK AGO, I JUST CHECKED & YUP! STEVE & I ARE FANS OF MIRACLE BLANKET!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I also just became a fan on facebook!

Anonymous said...

Pregnant with #6 and would love one of those! I am a fan on FB!

Angela

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my future baby! And I'm a fan on facebook! I have heard nothing but good things about their products...and every mom has given it such a great review!

BTW, your kids are adorable - all 5 of them!

Katie E.

Nutty Mom said...

I just gotta say that if I don't win, I know I'm buying one for this baby boy! But winning would be more fun!

Angela said...

I have a nephew on the way that this would be perfect for! Sure wish these would have been around when my twins were born. One of my boys was ALWAYS getting out of his blanket!

MomMom said...

I would LOVE to win one of these for my new granddaughter who is due in January. Also, Kristy, thanks for stopping by my blog. Please stop by again. Linda

Mountainmom said...

Comment left! =)
Love those polka-dot dress pictures!
Lori C in VA

Christy said...

That's awesome Kristy! Even though I'm not pregnant, we're hoping to be, so enter me girl!!

Lisette said...

My aunt would LOVE this for her baby! :)

Suzie said...

I would love to have the miracle blanket for my upcoming babies, whenever we might be blessed with one. or two or three :o)

Love the new blog style. You did a great job!

Melissa said...

pick me! :)

Kristin said...

Beautiful blanket!

Tim and Michelle said...

We are expecting our 4th in Feb. and this looks great!
Michelle

Carrie said...

Ooh, that sounds like a great product! I may have to get one for my still cookin' little one. :-)

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I would LOVE to try one of these!! We just had our first baby boy (after 4 girls!) - and he's still in the NICU (was born at 30 weeks) - but ironically enough - the NICU where he is USES these blankets!!!

I'm loving them - and would love one of our own!

Cathy

Becky said...

We are going to have a new baby in the family in a few weeks. I would love to be able to give her a Miracle Blanket!

Diana said...

I just looked at the website, and the Miracle Blanket sounds amazing!

Paula71 said...

I just did a blog about his very blanket. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

I am a daycare provider and we LOVE these blankets. We too call them the baby straight jacket. The babies sleep much better.

mommyofkgrc said...

my sil is expecting baby number one. . .she would love a miracle blanket!!

Kenzie said...

I'm not posting just to enter your contest so consider me exempt... Buuuuuttt, I LOVE the Miracle Blanket too! We had several different swaddle blankets with Deacon and they all the velcro, etc. and didn't hold him tightly. So, when Faith Clare was born I remembered how much I wanted to get one before when D was about 6 months old but ended up not... I was about to buy one when a friend passed hers on. Seriously, Faith Clare was crawling and I still had her swaddled. One friend who loaned me hers (I borrowed 2) had her son swaddled til he was ELEVEN MONTHS OLD! Faith Clare was out of hers about 6 months but OH how I love it! So much so that I bought Kim one for AnnaGrace! Funny. Anyways, I will totally become a fan on facebook. Love you girl!

This is the day! said...

I would love a miracle blanket. We are expecting our third baby boy and think this could be a life saver.

Mrs. H said...

Great looking product. I never used one with my first, but am seriously considering one with my one-on-the-way!

Mrs. H said...

Became a fan on facebook!

Mrs. H said...

Blogged about it! Thanks!

*~JA~* said...

Wow that looks amazing. I am due with my 1st baby (a boy) in just 3 weeks and would love to win a miracle blanket for him. I became a fan on facebook and added a blog about it as well. Thanks!!

Shannon said...

I would love one, I posted about it and I became a fan on Facebook...So sign me up for 3 entries!!! Yea!

Barclay Kathryn said...

I've heard great things about them,I'd love to have one for my next baby!

Lizzie said...

Yea! I so want this! Love, love, love a swaddled baby!

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Dorsey said...

Okay Kristy I also blogged about the Miracle Blanket today with a link to your site for their own chance to win and a link to the Miracle Blanket website for more information. Please put me in for a second chance to win.

KK said...

I'd love to get one of those for my niece on the way :)

Jason and Vanessa said...

I would LOVE to win one of these I do not have one and I am due in a few months!

Vanessa

mustard seeds said...

I heard about your giveaway from Shannon's mommy diaries blog. I have not heard of a miracle blanket, but I do believe in miracles, soo...please sign me up in your drawing. My grandbaby is due in November, Thanksgiving day to be exact. Isn't that a miracle in itself?
Sheila

mustard seeds said...

I became a friend of the miracle blanket on Facebook. Please enter me a second time.
Sheila

Sarah in NM said...

Kristy,
LOVE LOVE LOVE the new header!!! Also my friend is due to give birth this week to a sweet little girl so this comes at a perfect time! As always we will continue praying for you and your family!! You've been such a blessing in our lives for almost 2 years!

Hgrace said...

We're trying for baby #2 and would love one of these for next time! Thanks for offering this giveaway! I also became a fan on facebook :)

Suzie said...

became a fan on facebook. **hugs**

Bec said...

Oh I would LOVE one of these! My first son NEEEEEDED to be swaddled and we swaddled him for a ridiculously long time, but we didn't have a miracle blanket! I'm due again in February and I'd love to have a miracle blanket, since if this kid is anything like his brother he'll NEED it!

Austin, Melissa, Ethan and Ollie said...

Would love this for a friend's baby due in December.

Amber Schmidt said...

i have no use for the burrito wrapper now but back in the day... it was heaven! We had them in fleece and jersey, pink and yellow... it was like a burrito buffet! LOL

Aaron & Laura said...

I would love one of these! We are pregnant with #2 and did not have one for baby #1... do they make these for 1 year olds? ha! :)

Karen said...

I would love to win! Please enter me!

I also became a fan on facebook.

Blessings,
Karen

Carrie Cummings said...

I have heard so much about the Miracle Blanket - I would love to give my sister in law one - she's due in January and we have showers coming up in the late fall for her!
-Carrie

brienjessesmom said...

I have 2 miracle blankets as well! I have used one with each of my 3 kids and can't say enough good things. I now give them as baby shower gifts. It's like "our little secret". I don't want to win, but I do want to say how amazing they are! I hope whoever wins the miracle blanket loves it as much as I do/did!

Julie said...

I have a niece who is having her first baby in November-this would make a lovely gift for her

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Language Arts Lady said...

I've been reading along (silently, I think... not sure I have commented before) for awhile...

I love the video on the Miracle Blanket website... I love how the baby instantly looks so happy and calm.

:)

It's always fun to have a giveaway.

Cathy E said...

I would love to win this. I am expecting my 2nd in April. Our first loved to be wrapped like a buritto, but had not heard of the Miracle Blanket before. This would be wonderful. Thank you!

Cathy E

estadt {at} ppg {dot} com

Stuart and Tashia Uken said...

I also became a fan on facebook for entry #2.

Toni :O) said...

I have a pregnant friend I would LOVE to be able to give this too. Thanks for the chace to win one for her! Your baby is beautiful and your boys are super cute! Have a great day!

TNKerry said...

I wish I had known about these blankets when I had babies in the house. Do they work for 3 year olds? :) Anyway I noticed my old blog is on your right hand side under people I pray for (3 men and a little lady). I ended up switching my blog address to http://www.tnsunshine.blogspot.com/ and my old address which your sidebar links me to is now something weird and most definitely not me. Can you please relink me? Thanks. :)

trishandwade said...

My sister would love to try the Miracle Blanket with her new little one, due February 2010! I hope I can win one for her!

Rachel said...

The miracle blanket is awesome! We have one for our son and I keep thinking of buying another because I find myself washing it every 2 days and I have only a small window of time to do it before we'll need it again!

I love your new header!

Emma, Georgia, Erica & Daniel said...

I would love the Miracle Blanket for my 3rd..hopefully..baby!! Fussy babies make for tired parents!! Your children are beautiful and I enjoy reading your blog!

Lindsey Rowland said...

I would love to have one of these for my neice. She is having tummy issues and when u rock her you have to hold her very tight. I think this blanket would really really help my sister-in-law out.

Little Dude's Mama said...

Oh yeah, the Swaddle rocked for my daughter when she was bitty ... the Miracle Blanket would make it even better!

Megan said...

I've heard about miracle blankets but have yet to try one. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Rebekah said...

I'd love a miracle blanket for the miracle baby that's coming :)

Meghan said...

I am getting ready to have a new baby and would love one of these blankets.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is too old, but a neighbor just had a baby boy Sunday and she would love this blanket!
I enjoy reading your blog.

Jill in Indiana

Jennifer said...

I am expecting a new little one in February and would love to have one of these!

The Fowlers said...

The Miracle Blanket is a true miracle! It saved us many times!!!

Jason & Vanessa said...

I blogged about it!

Ashley said...

My mom is an active follower of your blog and told me all about the miracle blanket. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in November and would love one.

Daughter of The KING said...

I would love to have one of these blankets for my newest expected grand-baby in April.
God Bless
~Betty

Daughter of The KING said...

Became a fan of "Miracle Blanket" on facebook.
Blessings
~Betty

Lisa E. said...

I became a fan on facebook and am a huge fan of them in real life. I have a very dear friend who has LUPUS and is expecting her first baby (a huge miracle) and I would love for her to have one for herself! Keep up the awesome posts! I think of HOPE often when I cuddle my little girl who is just a few weeks older! May God Continue to Bless you and your family!

Jus and Kat said...

Hi,

I don't think I've ever commented on here before, but I hopped over from someone else who'd blogged about the contest. I would love, love, love to win a miracle blanket! They're so awesome!

Kat

Carla said...

I'm pregnant with my 3rd baby and would love to have a Miracle Blanket. In addition to leaving a comment, I've become a fan on facebook.

thetalbotts said...

Like you, I'm not a fan of unnecessary baby products, but with my fourth baby on the way, you've got me curious to see if it would work for us. Thanks for sharing this blanket with one of us, Kristy!

Shelley

becky said...

I am due on 10/13 and would be very happy to get a miracle blanket!! I have been "lurking" on your blog for quite awhile and love it. Your family is adorable!

becky said...

I don't have a blog, but just became a fan on facebook!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kristy, I would love to have one of these neat blankets. I have heard such great things about them. Have a great weekend. Many Blessings...

Anonymous said...

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