Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pampers at the Olympics!

"Pampers has completely redesigned its Cruisers diapers making them 20 percent thinner with no sacrifice in performance. They are the brand’s 1st diaper for the best players in the world™ – babies! The new Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max helps lock wetness away up to 12 hours, making this their driest diaper ever. The new Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max officially hits shelves in March!

For the first time ever, babies will have their gold-medal moment this Olympic season by sporting their own high performance gear – Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max. To celebrate the launch of the brand’s first-ever high performance diaper, Pampers will be outfitting Team USA athletes and their families, with branded Team USA Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max as they head to Vancouver for the Olympic Winter Games."

Beginning tomorrow on, samples will be available of the new Pampers! Want to know the best thing? If the sample sent includes a random diaper stamped Team USA, their baby will win a year's supply of Pampers diapers!

Also, make sure to check back often in late Feb/early March as I will have the chance to review these diapers and host an awesome giveaway!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Soda Stream Review and Giveaway

My husband is a pop junkie.
The amount of pop that we go through, the bottles and cans I see wasted, the amounts of money that I spend on it... is TERRIBLE. He would drink at least a 2-liter or half a 12 pack a night if I let him. That's why when I found Sodastream I was super excited! Pop that I can EASILY make in my own home, with reusable bottles, and I don't even have to go anywhere?!?! Count me in!
"Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor."

I received the Penguin soda machine, soda sampler, bottles of root beer and ginger ale flavoring, and a set of sparkling water flavoring for review purposes. I was sooo excited when I received the package in the mail! I pulled it out right away and read through everything... but I have to admit that I was afraid of the c02 bottle. :D So I waited until my hubby got home to put it together and try it out. It was extremely easy to set up and use.
We used all of the flavors in the sample pack and we're pleasantly surprised at the taste! I couldn't tell the difference between Sodastream and other major Soda retailers! The only thing I recommend is to go light on the co2 pump... you can always add more carbonation... but too much and the batch is ruined! Our favorite flavoring was the root beer... I could seriously drink it all day! So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that our local Sears carries some of the flavors! (including the root beer :D )

We love our Sodastream Penguin machine... and love that we have the opportunity to share that love with you! TFTA have teamed up with Sodastream to bring my readers the chance to experience Sodastream for themselves! One reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lovers Start-Up Kit (retail value of $100). Included is choice of black-silver,white, or red-silver fountain set, CO2 to make over 100 liters, 2 reusable bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full sized flavors of the winners choice!

To Win:
~ You must fulfill the mandatory entry before additional entries!
~ You must leave each entry in a separate comment!
~ You must leave an email address that I can reach you at.

Mandatory Entry
What Soda Flavor would you like to try?

Additional Entries
1 Entry- Become a Follower of The First time Around! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become a facebook fan of The First Time Around! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become an email subscriber of TFTA! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Grab my button and let me know where to find it!
1 Entry per current giveaway of mine that you enter :)
1 Entry- Follow 1sttimearound on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win a SodaStream Starter Kit
ends 2/2/10

This giveaway will end on February 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner using

A new goal :)

I have a new years resolution.
It's a bit late in starting
but hey...
That's better than nothing, right?!?!

So here it is...
I'm going to *try* to write
one post per day.

It may be
a review
a giveaway
a "hey look at this"
or even just a picture...

But I really do love blogging
and miss actively participating :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kolcraft for a Cause!

I'm sure by now everyone has heard about the Haiti earthquake. So unbelievably sad... so much devastation.
Well Kolcraft has teamed up with KIDS relief fund to help the children of Haiti!
They are currently hosting a silent auction on their facebook stage! Winning bidders will make their contributions out to KIDs relief fund for the Children of Haiti and their product will be shipped directly to the winner!
Participation is easy! Just head over to and check out the auction products. Under each product on their wall is a comment section. It is in the comment section that you will place your bid!
So head over there asap and check it out! Help Kolcraft and KIDs relief fund help the children of Haiti!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Everyone Loves:

Everyone loves a good deal right... especially on toilet paper. What if it's winning good toilet paper?!?!? Then count me in! I'm trying to win a months worth of Cottonelle as a member of the Mom Blogger Club! The good news is that you have a chance to win too! Cottonelle will choose 10 random winners from comments on all participating blog to win a Cottonelle gift basket! Just leave a comment with the response to this question (and participate in this poll!! ):

Are you on team over or team under?!?!

I personally am on Team OVER!

(Winners will be choosen Jan 29th 2010!)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Feels sooo GOOD...

Goodness if you had only known HOW crazy our lives have been the last couple of months! We've moved into our new home in the last couple of weeks and things are finally settled down enough that I feel comfortable getting back to the blogging world :)

That being said... I have a TON of winners to announce!!
Congrats to everyone!

Shabby Apple
Chelsea said...
follow you both

Mary Kay
1. lmurley2000 said...
i would like to have the fragrance collection first
blush set and color collection 2
body lotion and shower gel 3

2. Stephanne said...
I entered your Tiny Soles giveaway - comment 57

3. Amanda said...
I thought about this for some time and below is my order
1- eye shadow
3-body cream
Thank you this is such a nice prize My mother used mary kay for years and still uses it today

The Boys Store
Laura said...
I am a follower of both the boys store and 1sttimearound on twitter and I tweeted!

Tiny Soles
The Graves Family said...

BearPaw Boots
Crissy said...

Mabels Labels
The Mommy Homemaker said...

Celery Street
taylorUSMCwife said...
Follow both blogs!

For Your Bugaboo
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I like the brush and comb set.

Sprout Baby Food
Attila & Tamara said...
To me the Oatmeal with Roasted Cinnamon Applesauce sounds the best.

Attila & Tamara said...
Subscribe to TFTA e-mails

Attila & Tamara said...
I found your blog when I was brand new at cloth diapering and I started entering contests. I
found you through another blogger.

I also would like to announce that in late February
I will be hosting a small event for my son's FIRST birthday!!! I'm so excited! :)

Until then I will be VERY busy catching up on blog work...
including some awesome giveaways from companies such as SodaStream and Pawparazzi Pets!