Jellystone Owl Pendant Necklace Giveaway with Diaper Junction


I am excited to be bringing you a giveaway for a Jellystone Designs Owl Pendant Teether Necklace sponsored by the folks at Diaper Junction!

Jellystone Designs is an Australian based company offering silicone jewelry and baby teethers. Jellystone necklaces are free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC with a fabulous soft-feel and texture. These practical jewelry products are suitable for modern women with (or without) children.

Jellystone teethers are also made of silicone and are free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. Jellystone JChew teethers are available in a variety of colors as well as super fun shapes that your baby will want to sink their teeth into!

While Diaper Junction discontinued the owl pendant, you can purchase a Jellystone Designs Owl Pendant Teether Necklace – Purple Grape on Amazon. They make great shower and birthday presents, too.

Win one!

One lucky winner is going to receive a Jellystone Designs Owl Pendant Teether Necklace from Diaper Junction (Diaper Junction chooses color). Follow the link to the entry form below now thru 7/15/2014. Winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours to claim their prize. Good luck!

Enter Giveaway Here

*I was not compensated for this post. Diaper Junction responsible for prize fulfillment. Post contains affiliate links.*



Catching Fireflies and Catching Up

Each day seems to go by slowly but I blink and the week is over. With an infant pulling my attention often, I don’t always feel like I get a lot of one-on-one time with my now 3.5 year old.

She ended up taking a later nap today so, between that and a messy 9 month old after dinner, I did early baths and we came back downstairs to watch a movie and wait for the fireflies to come out. The past few evenings, they have been out and I have been able to go out and watch them but Kelsey’s bedtime is before the sun goes down right now. Thankfully, the baby went down early enough that my husband and I were able to spend a little time with her outside this evening.

When I told her we were going to try to see some she was so cute and said, “We go outside to look at the fireflies. They light our way.” It didn’t take her long to spot them and figure out how to catch them in a jar. She particularly enjoyed letting them go.


Once we came in it was time to get her settled for bed. I usually have the task of getting the baby down but instead I was able to lay down in her bed with her. She has a little bit of a fascination with camping right now (even though she hasn’t been yet) so my husband made a tent over her bed with a sheet to sleep under the past few nights.

It is crazy how all of a sudden a few months ago she started stringing these long accounts of the day and her thoughts together. So, laying under her tent, she told me all about the fireflies we just saw and how she caught two, and how you can’t run to catch them, you have to walk slowly. When I don’t have a baby squirming on and off my lap, or I am not trying to do 3 things at once or I don’t have a laptop open next to me I don’t really mind laying there listening to her talk.

I just couldn’t help but smile and enjoy the moment. It seems like no time has passed and 100 years have passed in the past 3 and it catches me off guard every now and then how much she has grown and how smart she is. Just another reminder to make the time to spend with her.

Spark of Amber Teething Necklace Giveaway

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Welcome to the Spark of Amber Giveaway sponsored by Spark of Amber and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.


One lucky reader of Domesticating Michelle and AllNaturalMom101 will win an Amber Teething Necklace from Spark of Amber.

The Giveaway Starts June 12th-June 24th.

Open to US residents only.

Be sure to check out All Natural Mom 101’s Review on Spark of Amber Teething Necklace HERE!

Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This Blog and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you

Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off Entire Morocco Line

Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off Entire Morocco Line at Tea Collection

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

It is here! Just in time for pool parties, backyard barbecues and summer adventures; Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale is featuring the entire Morocco line at up to 50% off! This line is bold, filled with the brilliant hues found in the Marrakech medina, and buzzing with patterns that line Morocco’s streets in the intricate tiles. And now, all of these beautiful styles are on sale—desert and surf inspired graphic tees for boys, twirly patterned dresses for girls, colorful floral onesies for babies and more—all filled with the magic of Morocco.

First Time Strawberry Picking and Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

We have been enjoying our first week of summer. I made the spur of the moment decision to join a playdate with a local mommy group for strawberry picking the other day and so glad I did. It was the first time I had finally made it to something with this group and it seems like a good group and they are always doing things so it will definitely be nice to do things with other people.

Even though we lived near Plant City, Florida, where LOTS of strawberries are grown, for three years, this was the first time Kelsey actually went strawberry picking and the first time in a long while for me. We had a nice time, with Aubrey playing on a blanket, the nice quiet with clear air, and Kelsey had a blast running up and down the rows, picking berries, and playing with the other children. I used to love doing u-pick with my father growing up so it’s fun to share something with my children.

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Kelsey proved to be pretty good at selecting berries and I certainly put her to work while I was feeding Aubrey. We ended up with about 5.5 pounds of fresh, sun-ripened strawberries. Aubrey pounced on them grabbing a few and squishing them and, of course, Kelsey and I had to sample a couple, too. They are melt in your mouth and sweet.

It was nice to show Kelsey the full circle of gardening since she has been great at helping care for our little garden at home. It was some work and we all got a little muddy, but at least the reward was a big bowl strawberries when we got home. I highly recommend doing a little u-picking this summer if you can. is a great resource for finding locations near you.

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I wanted to do something tasty with some strawberries and eventually decided on trying to make something with oatmeal that would be a good snack or for breakfast. I was able to get Kelsey involved by letting her smash the strawberries, pour things in, and stir the bowls. These came out pretty tasty and got the Kelsey, and even the Aubrey, seal of approval! I started out with this recipe and made some changes.

The Troy Strawberry Festival is this weekend and encourages vendors to use strawberries in creative ways. My favorite from the last time we went is the Strawberry “Sweet Heat” Salsa that is made by The Future Begins Today, which helps students pursuing post-secondary education goals.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

  • 1-1/2 Cups oats quick or old fashioned, uncooked
  •  1-1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  •  1-1/4 Teaspoons baking powder
  •  3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1-1/2 Cups strawberries, mashed
  •  1/2 Cup fat-free milk
  •  1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 -1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  2 Tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • sugar to sprinkle on top, optional

Heat oven to 400°F. Line twelve medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray bottoms only with cooking spray.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in large bowl; mix well. In a second large bowl, combine mashed strawberries, milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, greek yogurt and mashed banana; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)

Fill muffin cups almost full. Sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake 15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan.


Rediscovering HOPE and Cloth Diapering Kit Giveaway



Are you interested in cloth diapering but not sure how to do it affordably? A new book, Rediscovering HOPE – A step-by-step guide to flat cloth diapers, was recently released and deals specifically with how the author, Amy McKnight, found HOPE for the problem of diaper need using classic flat cloth diapers on her daughter from day 1. It is part of her advocacy work to help get information on cloth diapering in general and affordable cloth diapering in particular to families that need it most.

The more I cloth diaper, the more I see how economical it is. It makes me cringe a little to think about babies wearing diapers too long because parents are trying to stretch their diaper budget. Even part-time cloth diapering can cut down on how much money is spent on diapers regularly. A hurdle for us to start cloth diapering was the initial start up cost so I know it can be daunting but there are ways to use inexpensive items and some that you may already have around the house to diaper your child.

You can visit HOPE online to learn more. During the month of June you can download a copy of the Kindle edition of Rediscovering HOPE for FREE from on: Wednesday 6/4/2014, Wednesday 6/11/2014, Wednesday 6/18/2014, and Wednesday and Thursday 6/25/2014 – 5/26/2014.

You do NOT need a Kindle to read the book! You can read it for free on any computer or tablet using Amazon’s free software available here.

There is also a Rafflecopter giveaway currently running. Prizes are two kits that contain diaper covers, Snappi, diaper liners, wet/dry bag, a ready to use classic flat cloth diaper and a print copy of Rediscovering HOPE. One of the two kits will have a Breathing Mobile Washer Hand washing device, clothes line, and clothespins in addition to the things listed above. Third prize is a Breathing Mobile Hand washer.

To enter the contest to win one of the prizes, you just need to leave (one) book review here any time during the month of June. The three winners will be chosen by and announced on July the 1st.


No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Domesticating Michelle is not responsible for this giveaway or prize fulfillment. I was not compensated for this post and do not have affiliate links in this post.


Diaper Dawgs Giveaway! by All Natural Mom 101

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Welcome to the Diaper Dawgs Giveaway sponsored by Diaper Dawgs and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.


One lucky reader of Domesticating Michelle and AllNaturalMom101 will win one (1) 2-pack of Diaper Dawgs & one (1) 6-pack of Heavy Dooty cloth wipes. Both in the Milo & Buddy Color.

The Giveaway Starts June 1st-June 14th.

Open to US residents only.

Be sure to check out All Natural Mom 101’s Reviews on Diaper Dawgs HERE and the Heavy Dooty Cloth Wipes HERE.

Enter the giveaway via Giveaway Tool below.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: Domesticating Michelle and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you