27 April 2011

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Hurrah! It's giveaway time again, y'all!

I have four fantastic sponsors this month and they're all going to do you right with giveaways and discounts and lots of things that I love. (Did I mention that I love my sponsors?)

Y'all are probably (hopefully!) familiar with Nourish Baby Organics by now. If not, you're missing out! Melissa (of The Nourished Nest) is actually a local (to me) small business owner and Mama of two sweet babes. She built her organic bath product business from the ground up when her oldest was a new babe suffering from eczema and now has her products on the shelves of many retailers (including our local Whole Foods stores)!

I'm so excited about her giveaway today because she's giving away my very favorite product she sells - the organic lavender oil. (Seriously, we have one in every bathroom and I try to keep one handy for baby shower gifts too.)

Remember these photos of Hazel (sometimes known as "Crazel" in our house) in the bath? That was when we first started loving lavender soaks and we have added oil to every bath since. (Last night Oliver smelled so good at bedtime. Mmm...)

Actually, Melissa is giving away more than just the oil. She's giving away an entire Organic Lavender Gift Set. This includes an 8oz. lavender wash, a 4oz. lavender oil and a 2oz. lavender balm. So much yummy.

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For the giveaway, two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me either:
a. your bedtime routine with your babes, or
b. what you like to do on a rainy day
2. For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway! Just be sure to include @RaechelMyers and @NBOrganics in your tweet. (and, of course, a link to the giveaway!) Leave a comment saying you did it.

And, if the giveaway isn't enough, a mini-giveaway for everyone:

Melissa is offering a free set of Organic Bath Teas with every purchase in her online store. Just enter "findingmyfeet" in the notes at checkout and she'll include the 6-bag set in your package for free. Think Mother's Day gifts!

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I think we may have found just the thing to do on a rainy day!

105 comments:

Chelsy said...

I would love to win this! On a rainy day, we like to stay in our jammies and bake something yummy. :)

keight dukes said...

i LOVE a rainy day even more since having kids. i even love storms. there is something so amazing about knowing your kids are safe and warm and dry, snuggled in their beds when it's yucky outside that warms my heart. having those kids smells great would be even heart-warminger.

Krista said...

Since I'm babe-free, no bath routine. But I do love a good rainy day, especially if I don't have to work. Then it's all about my flannel pajamas, a cup of rooibos tea, and whatever book I'm currently reading. If I'm feeling really lazy, and I love a good few hours of Lifetime or the Oprah Winfrey network! :)

Foster Momma said...

On a rainy day we like to hunker down with blankets and some fun movies and have a movie day! So much to everyone pick their favorite!

Krista said...

Also, you've been tweeted! :)
https://twitter.com/#!/kristaonpurpose/status/63282020217917440

happymommy said...

I am newer to your blog and I LOVE it and this Nourish Baby Organics sounds heavenly!!!
Bedtime routine: bath, books, snuggles, a little rocking, kisses and bed.
Rainy day: we love hanging out in our jammies and watching movies and coloring.

AFG said...

On a rainy day I love to alternate between watching movies and reading books and NOT doing chores. :)

Annabelle Gettman said...

If it's super rainy when we wake up, we bake scones and have a tea party for breakfast :)

Jenny said...

We do stories by Daddy and are working our way through CS Lewis' books. I'm going to have to try that nourish stuff whether I win or not :)

Rachel E. said...

On a rainy day, I take the kids out to the garage and let them draw with sidewalk chalk!

mandiegirl said...

I don't have any bebes yet, so I'll just say that my favorite thing on a rainy day is to stay in my pjs & watch lots of movies- preferrably Pride & Prejudice and other looooong movies. :)

Regina said...

Our bedtime routine is put on jammies. We watch 1 episode of the Berenstain Bears. Brush teeth. 2nd episode. Into bed. They each get one story of their choosing.

Morgan said...

Our bedtime routine consists of bath, a snack (if needed), books, then singing in bed. This gift set would be the perfect addition to the "bath" part of our night :)

Kate said...

I don't have a bedtime routine yet since my baby isn't here yet but on a rainy day I think my favorite thing to do is cuddle up on the couch or in bed and take a nap. Especially in the spring when it's still cool enough to need a blanket when you open the windows.

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Lindsay said...

My 8th month old gets a bath and bottle and is asleep by 7:15 every night!

mrsarainey said...

Our bedtime routine for my 19 month old son includes a bath, snack and lots of cuddles before bed at 8pm. He has very dry sensitive skin, I would love to try the lavender oil for him!

Jacksprat said...

I love to catch up on hobbies on a rainy day -- sewing, editing photographs, making headbands for my baby girl. I also drink way too much (decaf) coffee on rainy days, thanks to my Keurig!

Kristen516 said...

On a rainy day, I'd love to sit and sew all day long, or as long as my girls would let me....!

Love LOVE LOVE Lavender!!!!

mmsmith said...

Rainy days are pj's, movie and popcorn kind of days...except there have been way too many rainy/stormy days lately.

Rebecca said...

We five spent the morning on the sofa watching the rain and watching Dancing with the Stars. Mosey rotated with Bea and Gus for the prime seat and Rowan slept. Is Dancing with the Stars inappropriate for kids? Hopefully my boys are too young to notice. Beatrice is making her little doll dance and change costumes.

I thought we were going to have big storms...it must still be coming.

djrogness said...

Our bedtime routine with our 3 Girlies; bath time, jammies, brush teeth, each of them pick one story to have us read, then we turn out the lights and spend about 5-10 minutes individually with each of them; we pray together, talk about their days, what we love about them and close by signing them a song... their favorite right now is "I Have a Maker." Love that special time with each one of them at night... and would love to smell a little lavender as I'm snuggling them close! :)

William, Megan and Avery said...

I love this! My bedtime routine with 2 year old Avery Kate is this: bath and lotion (I use Aveeno's lavender lotion), brush teeth, read books, sing songs, say prayers, and then cuddle while listening to classical music. Sometimes she's so tired she'll request a skip in the routine bc she's so tired, but not often :)

steigler7071 said...

On a rainy day I love to curl up with a good book while my 2 year old daughter plays right beside me...often interrupting me! I love it and I fondly remember those times with my 19 year old son as well.

tracym2303 said...

On rainy days, I love to sit in my living room and watch the rain out the window. And at night, I love to go out with my husband driving and watch the rain.

rachel said...

It happens to be a rainy day here in SoDak and so I am skipping out on cleaning my house and packing, and instead I am holing up with books and blogs. Mmmm.

Shannon said...

I would sooo love to win this!! I would love it for myself but really I want to give it to a friend who is due for her first little one the end of this month! Anyhow, bedtime routine for my little one is really simple not alot to say...change diaper, put on pjs, share a few giggles, pray while tucking in, i love you and good night...lights off. :)

Duryea Place Designs said...

Rainy days are perfect for creating! I pull out my sewing machine and get to work!

AidensMommy said...

Our bedtime routine is usually bath time, then pjs and then if it's early enough let them watch a little tv. Then brush teeth and my 20 month old will get in her brother's bed while we do story time and then tuck each one of them into their bed. I love doing story time now because my daughter loves to get all cuddly with her 4 yr old brother and it is just the sweetest thing to see.

Be the change... said...

Our bedtime routine is fairly simple and I love it. Baths, Lotion, PJ's, Books, Songs, Prayers, and Snuggles for a bit.

Christine said...

OK, I'll bite, and it might flatter y'all, too! Our bedtime routine ALWAYS involves a bath because my children, weird as they are, thrive on that part of their routine. And EVERY NIGHT they ask if they can have the "nice bath oil" in their bath water, meaning, of course, Nourish's Lavender Oil. Now doesn't that just warm your soul?

Celeste said...

Shower, snacks & tv, pick up toys, brush teeth & then we read. Lights out by 9pm hopefully!

Julie said...

We love to play board games and read on rainy days.

twojps12@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Baby #1 on the way for us this summer and I'd love for lavender baths to be a part of our routine! But since I can't officially answer that one yet...I love to just curl up on the couch with my hubby and watch tv when it's rainy out :)

dawn said...

love rainy days...used to love to curl up with a good book. but now with four kids we play lots of board games!

dawn said...

i tweeted! @fiveofjuly

Kay said...

Our bedtime routine is: pajamas, warm vanilla milk while reading David and Goliath (the current favorite of my two boys), brushing teeth, family prayer and then off to bed :)

Beth said...

Or routine is pretty simple: bath, jammies, nurse, bed. Just recently ordered the Nourish coconut wash for our super sensitive, eczema baby E and LOVE it! Would love to have the lavendar oil too! :)

Kimberly said...

Our routine is bath with singing and playing, jammies, playtime with daddy, a bottle and books with mommy and then in bed :) Would LOVE to have some lavendar yumminess to add to the mix.

Carrie said...

Bath, Pj's, Brush (teeth and hair), she finds one toy to take to bed - see she has a little of a hoarding problem where she will get out of bed once we put her in there and get every toy in her room and take them to bed with her...i'm not kidding, read one book then sing - a song my husband wrote for her which she says the words in CAPS -

I love you CHARLEY
Oh yes I DO
I Love you SO MUCH
Oh yes ITS TRUE
I love you in the MORNING
and in the AFTERNOON
I love you in the EVENING
and UNDERNEATH THE MOON :)

Carrie said...

Tweeted about it!! CViel21 :)

Megan said...

OOOHHHH my goodness, what a giveaway!

Our bedtime recipe is simple but sweet:

* 1 daddy
* 3-5 books depending on the level of tiredness
* songs in pitches and tunes that only a father could
sing
* remembering one favorite thing from the day
* a hug, a kiss and a prayer for our friends and fam
* goodnight!

Thanks for the chance!

Megan

Anonymous said...

Our nighty routine-
Baths,dinner,reading books and some snuggle time with each of them. Then off to dreamland for them and movie time with the husband!!!!

Christine cdbenson1977@hotmail.com

Tracey said...

Thank you for all your great giveaways and tutorials, I just love your blog and you are the reason I've recently taken up sewing. :) On a rainy day, which I get quite a few of out here in Seattle, my favorite thing to do is curl up with a good book, light some great scented candles, and listen to jazz. The sound of the music with the rain combined with the scent of the candles is a little piece of heaven on earth for me.

Kimberly said...

On a rainy day, I love to curl up on the couch and read a good book or watch movies / TV.

kimberlytotland@hotmail.com

Anna said...

I absolutely love rainy days! I love curling up on the couch with a good book, a glass of wine or hot cocoa, and company!

A. said...

I tweeted!

@AllegraWest

Emily said...

We love to pop popcorn, lay out all our comforters, and watch movies on rainy days. Naps are always good too... for both Mama and baby.
LOVE LOVE Melissa's heart, blog, and product. I have her sweet orange wash!

Meg said...

My favorite thing to do on a rainy day (and the Northeast has had a LOT of them this spring!) is to light a pretty scented candle, turn on some music, and sew! Something about working with brightly colored fabric makes it easier to deal with a dreary day.

Ashley said...

Ohhh I would love to win! At night, we have baths about every 3rd night (my kids have such dry skin and excema) and while I nurse the baby and put him down my sweet hubby gets the older one ready for bed and reads to her. Then we all cuddle in her bed, sing, and pray! :)

And I had no idea Whole Foods sold her products, I am so going to snatch some up!!!

Misty Roussa said...

Our bedtime routine is my favorite part of my day! We give our 2 yr old a bath, read a book (usually his favorite: Happy Birthday, Moon!) & my husband sings him a song called "The Night-Night Song" that he made up on a whim one night to make our son laugh. My husband plays this on a toddler sized guitar, which warms my heart!

allison said...

OUr bathtime routine with two kids (5 months, and almost 3)

6:45 ish bath for Julia
7:00ish get out, dressed, and nursed
7:30ish bath for Cole, books, prayers, hugs & kisses, lights out by 8:00

We love that our kids go to bed early, so we can have our evenings together :)

Melissa S. said...

On a rainy day I love to watch my monkeys' favorite movies and cuddle with them. Although, cuddling with them is good on any day =).

m-saldana@hotmail.com

Meredith said...

On a rainy day I love to curl up with my babe during nap time and watch a movie... or sit in the rocker and watch the rain through the windows.

Shandell said...

our bedtime routine is quiet time in Malakai's room as a whole family, reading books or playing. Then a nice warm bath followed by getting into his jammies. Then I sneak away and daddy reads him his story and says prayers, then puts him to bed!

Shandell said...

shared on twitter
https://twitter.com/shanleann/status/63343471863406592

Angie Rogers-Howell said...

I would love to win this. My step-son's girlfriend is due in a couple of weeks and this will be a welcome gift. I look forward to snuggling with that little soft baby during rainy days. Enjoying this lavender smell on him would make it even lovelier!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have not heard of these before, but I would love to use them on our babes.

Our bedtime routine is a bath, bedtime stories and prayers.

-sarah
srockney@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

On some rainy days we go outside and jump in puddles. We like to do artwork with glitter glue on rainy days.
Donna

Georgia said...

My bedtime routine? Wait for baby boy to fall asleep, collapse into bed, catch as many zzzzz's as I can before he's ready to eat again. At 2 weeks old, he uses the word "routine" loosely. :)

Kristen Lea said...

I like to either watch the rain from a window or from a porch. It is a good time to read a book.

Megan said...

bath, pjs, toilet, teeth, two stories, abcs, air kisses, night night.

sarah jewett clarke said...

my bathtime routine with sam is boring. :)

on a rainy day, i love to wear sweatpants, cuddle my baby boy/husband/dog, and catch up on tv on the dvr!

Damaris King said...

I love to watch the rain from a front porch swing! Morgan would love the lavender oil!

McFarland Family said...

I love me a summer shower. There is nothing like getting the kids in thier bathing suits for some playing in the rain!
I also, tweeted about this wonderful product!
I hope I win:)

.:Heather:. said...

OOOh, enter me to win, please! Rainy days are all about playdough, dance parties, and blanket forts. :)

tiffany said...

we love staying in on rainy days cuddling under our covers. :)

would love to win some for my baby girl!

Lwhit said...

I would love this for my bebe! Bath time is so much fun at our house... We make wet hair mohawks, pretend we are mermaids, and and listen to Laurie Berkner music. Its some good quality time!

Natalie Whisler said...

We live in Oregon so rainy days are more the norm than not for many months of the year. We read lots of books, do art projects and go to OMSI.

cynniegurl said...

My favorite thing to do on a rainy day is put on some comfy pajama bottoms, a sweatshirt, and curl up on the couch with a good book:)

Andrea said...

Yah!!! I would love to win this, I have purchased Nourish Baby Organics for presents, but never for myself. Since I dont have kids, I will answer the rainy day question. Most rainy days I'm at work...but if it rains on the weekend I love curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a magazine/book. Thanks for the giveaway!

cynniegurl said...

Also tweeted you!

http://twitter.com/#!/cynniegurl

Andrea said...

I tweeted about the giveaway @amodernhippie

Susan said...

I really would love to try this stuff!!

I like to spend rainy days at home watching a movie or reading a book!

Katie said...

She gets a bath after we eat supper together, then we watch a kid show, read books, or play toys for a bit. Then we sing a song, give kisses, and tuck in!

Andrea and Grant said...

Oh how yummy! I would love that lavendar oil for my little one! Our routine usually consists of a bath and a little rocking with dad to wind her down.

Michelle said...

Our bedtime routine with our almost 3 year old (who has bad skin and food allergies and would really benefit from trying some new bath soaps) includes getting into jammies, reading a story in the recliner with daddy, turning on music in his room and doing a little dance, getting tucked in by mommy and snuggling with his animals.

McCrary Memory Blog said...

Our bedtime routine with the boys is bath, brushing teeth, stories, and prayer. Of course they drag it out as LONG as possible. Gotta love 'em!!!

Kathy said...

I would love that! Our bedtime routine starts with a bath (that would be made so much better with lavender oil!), then I spend plenty of time getting her into pajamas, with maybe a book or two thrown in for good measure. Then, I hand her off to Daddy to go to sleep. He reads more books, then walks her around the house for a while until she is sleepy.

jwmitch said...

Bathtime is one of my favorite times! We enjoy letting our two little ones take baths together and they have so much fun splashing and laughing at each other! Love it, and would love to win :)

Belknap Blog said...

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day is to stay in pj's, read and cuddle my babes!

I don't have Twitter, oh well!

Seagers said...

How exciting! I want to try her products on my dry skinned babes! Our night-time routine after dinner is: bath time, pj time, Bible story time with our 4 year old, singing Jesus Loves Me, and praying with our kids.

Leah Hoegh said...

Would Love to win these for my two little girls! I love the smell of lavender on my kiddos!
On rainy days we love to read books, do puzzles, and paint.
Bedtime routine involves bath time, pj's, snack, books, prayers, singing and lots of hugs and kisses!

Jessica said...

The bedtime routine for my daughter is bath (with lots of playtime), lotion/pjs, reading books, and prayers.

Cody Jean said...

It's a very rainy day here in MI and we've already made plans to don our puddle boots and stomp in the street!

Adrienne said...

Rainy days for us is making some homemade popcorn and catching up on our favorite DVR'd shows.

Sdlgillikin said...

We have a short bedtime routine of brushing teeth, washing face and hands (bathtime usually happens earlier in the day), closing the curtains, prayer and kisses. Since your last post I've been thinking about these products. I have to wait until the end of May to buy some due to finances, but winning them would give me a jump start!

Taylor said...

Our little one is only seven months, but our bedtime routine always includes a bottle, her favorite songs, a story or poem, cuddles, kisses and prayers.

monkey_girl03 said...

Oh how great this would be! No kiddies yet, but plenty of baby showers coming up. My rainy day plans would include sleeping in (if only work would let me...sigh) and cuddling up with the fiance and a movie.

The Brunner Circus said...

I have three little girls... so as much as I try keeping our bedtime routine the same, it doesn't always happen. It usually involves giving them baths, lotion-ing them up, jammies, a little tv snuggle time.. then lights out. Oh, then the 3 to 4 trips back upstairs to tell them to settle down. :)

AubreyTeagan said...

I'm a nurse that works 12 hour night shifts. I love sleeping all day after my night shift with the rain falling outside. Natural white noise! Also, a bath is nice!

Myah said...

love your blog, Rachel! We do Family Movies on rainy days - get in our jammies in the middle of the afternoon and snuggle up! We also bake a lot on rainy days! Our bedtime routine is bath, books, bed! :)

Sarah said...

Our routine with a 5 week old is burp, change diaper, wrap in Halo sack, snuggle, kiss, rock - a lot, and put in bed with sound machine on...and hopefully this all takes under two hrs. :)

The Briscoe Family said...

This stuff looks wonderful! Even the bottle is pretty.
I am a first time Mommy to a beautiful baby boy named Grayden. He is going to be 4 months next week, I can't believe it. We started his bed time routine when he was about a Month old. Daddy gives him a bath every night and let me tell you I LOVE this! It makes me so happy that they have their time together. I really feel like it's their special time because I leave this up to Daddy to do as he wishes. Then we dim the lights in his room, put on his pj's lay him on the floor and talk softly and get him ready for bed. I nurse him in the rocking chair one last time and this is MY time. I love this time just looking at him and holding him tight, knowing that everyone is right when they say it goes by to fast. So I really do try to cherish those moments!

jessa2409 said...

I love to have a nap and cuddle in bed on a rainy day! Does not happen very often but it is bliss when it does!

Sara said...

Our bedtime routine includes pajamas, rocking, bottle, praying over our little one and bed once he is fast asleep and I can make myself get up and put him in bed. I just love watching him sleep so peacefully!

Jenny Siukola said...

On a rainy day, I like to curl up with a good book. I also like to sing "rain rain go away" with my little guy. :)

Jenny

Marcella said...

On a rainy day I love for us to stay in our pj's all day long, drink tea, and get lots of odds & ends done.
Marcella
mrstim6_3_00@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

When my girls were little on rainy days we would don yellow raincoats, yellow galoshes and umbrellas and take a walk. We often sang the old McDonalds commercial lyrics that went something like this: Quack, quack, waddle, waddle, we’re in luck. If it rains all day just pretend you’re a duck! Susan B.

Anonymous said...

No kids for me, but on a rainy day I like to bum around my condo, surf mindlessly online reading blogs :), watching TV and generally being lazy. The key part would be NOT doing the stuff I really need to do like clean or organize. :)

sue
sjwinkle@juno.com

shannon said...

We get A LOT of rainy days in Florida, and if my 4 little ones are awake, we usually play cards or get the craft stuff out. If they are asleep, I read. Raindrops are such a peaceful background noise.

shannon said...

I tweeted ALLLLL about it.

Jessica said...

I live in AZ, we don't have rainy days LOL! If we did though, we'd all stay in our pjs and read a good book!

Brady and Nick said...

We have LOTS of rainy days here in Kansas :) I love hanging out in bed all day with my husband and baby eating food that is bad for the body (but good for the soul!), watching TV and ending with evening prayers! Nothing better.

EveryChapter said...

Oooo, giveaway time! How fun. I've been reading about this line for a bit now (thru you) and I've been dying to try them but we're being oh so very budget concious right now so here's hoping I might win! It's beautiful here in So Cal but rainy days? Those are perfect for building blanket forts with my 3 & 4 yr old (while trying to keep the 6mo old from getting squished) and eatting pop corn. :)

jilljohnandhope said...

Our bedtime routine is well, chaotic. I need to do a better job. We usually eat dinner later than I would like because Daddy will work late. Then it's rush to get three kids bathed, one kid's nightly school reading done, stories for all, the 3 year old needs someone to lay down, oh wait, did we give the baby her medicine? Wake her up, give her meds, back down, find the 6 year old downstairs in my bed because she is so sad because she has no one to sleep with, take her upstairs, lay down with her, fall asleep on accident, wake up at 2 am because the baby is crying, get her settled, and then finally make it to my own bed. Or something like that! :) Wouldn't trade it.