Saturday, April 23, 2011

LocoMOMomma Review & Giveaway*CLOSED


I love handmade items.
The time, love and energy that are put into each handmade
item is so very special to me.
With my first daughter I never realized that there were
so many small companies that make cute little handmade toys.
I knew people made clothes and other household items but
I naively thought that toys were to be bought in stores.
What a monopoly, eh?

With Olivia, I strive to buy handmade items.
Not just clothes, diapers, accessories but I love giving
her handmade toys.
Buying these not only is better for our children 
(What really is in those china-made toys??)
but it supports the WAHM/WAHD and in
turn boosts our economy.

I recently found a wonderful WAHM through Etsy, Jolene.
Jolene's Etsy shop, LocoMOMomma 
has the cutest handmade baby toys EVER!


A little about Jolene:
"I grew up on a farm in Iowa and taught myself how 
to crochet, embroider, latch-hook, and macrame 
(yes, it was the 70's) to fend off boredom.

Fast forward 3 decades, now I'm a mom of 2 youngsters. 
I began making amigurumi toys after our first child was born. 
As a paranoid first-time mom, I was exceedingly 
careful that my toys were baby-safe (NO plastic eyes, 
felt pieces, buttons, etc. to worry about baby choking on). 
I have continued this practice even now that my kids are beyond the choking age.

I feel that items in my shop represent heirloom quality 
baby toys in several "shades of green". I use colorgrown, 
organically dyed and non organically dyed 
100% organic cotton yarn in different creations 
to give my customers a choice of Eco level.

In addition to organic items, I am also passionate 
about upcycling and waste reduction 
(not waist reduction, that's a whole other ball of wax!). 
Frequently I troll my local second-hand 
store for unwanted wool sweaters then 
felt them and turn them into baby hats 
and booties. Revamping discarded things 
into baby items that are functional 
as well as beautiful brings me endless satisfaction.
I hope I can transfer that joy to those who buy from my shop!"

LocoMOMomma sent me a few adorable toys for my little girls;
A Bunny Head rattle, a pear from her new play food line, 
and a Greener Teether and Clutchy set.

The LocoMOMomma bunny head rattle is Olivia's favorite!
It fits great over her chubby wrists and leaves no little indentions.
The little bunny head has a hidden bell,
I love that it is just loud enough;
Not obnoxiously loud like some rattles.
The colors are perfect, and in my
opinion can be worn on a girl or a boy.


The pear with a face is Lillian's favorite!
As soon as I gave it to her she said
"Mommy, This fruit has a FACE!".
Kids are so observant.
The size is perfect, fits wonderfully in Lillian's little hands.


The Rings and Clutchy set has got to be my favorite, silly I know.
The cute little 3 rings are firm enough for Olivia to chew on
but soft enough that they won't hurt.

Lillian chewing on Olive's LocoMOMomma teether. Silly girl!

LocoMOMomma even suggests soaking them in water,
freezing them and letting baby teeth on them!
How awesome is that!
(Olivia was not a fan of them frozen. Go figure)


The matching clutchy can attach to any toy/teether you want.
LocoMOMomma has instructions on her Etsy shop that
really helped me figure it out.
But this is perfect for Olive
who is just figuring out how to toss her toys!

Here's how it works:

"1. Thread Clutchy through ring on toy 
2. Insert end of Clutchy through loop. 
Pull end so you have a long tail.

3. Tie a single knot in Clutchy tail
--it will stretch a bit if you need more length--
the knot will be too big to fit through the Clutchy loop. 
The nubby nature of the yarn prevents the knot from slipping, 
yet the knot can be easily undone by an adult. "
"The Clutchy can attach ANY toy, natural wood block teether, 
or pacifier with a closed ring 
(with an internal diameter larger than 1/2") 
to teething rings, strollers, car seats, etc. 
You could even loop it through a cloth tag on baby's favorite lovey. 
The possibilities are endless!"
Looped through teether and around Olive's wrist
When not in use.. You can form them in the shape of a smiley facey!
My hubby thought this was corny! Men!


I love that ALL of LocoMOMomma's creations 
are crocheted with 100% organic cotton.
There are no sharp metal or plastic pieces 
that can pinch or break apart. 
It's every Eco-friendly mama's dream!

Would you like to try some LocoMOMomma organic
toys for your little one?
 BUY:
LocoMOMomma's organic toys can be purchased at her Etsy shop.
She has so many to choose from.. I'm sure you'll find one for your baby!


WIN:
LocoMOMomma would like to give ONE LUCKY reader
a $15 Credit to her etsy shop 
(excludes shipping charges)
Open to to US and Canada only

GIVEAWAY:
Mandatory Entry: 
This counts as ONE entry and must be completed before all other entries! 
**Make sure to include your email with all entries** 
Follow Crazy 4 Fluff blog via Google Friend Connect
AND
Visit LocoMOMomma and tell me what you'd 
spend the $15 gc on if you won!


Extra Entries:
**Like LocoMOMomma on Facebook (Leave your Facebook name)(+1)
*Please thank them for this giveaway*
**Like Crazy 4 Fluff on Facebook (Leave your Facebook name) (+1)
**Follow LocoMOMomma on Twitter (Leave your Twitter I.D.) (+1)
**Follow Crazy 4 Fluff on Twitter (Leave your Twitter name) (+1)
**Follow Crazy 4 Fluff via Network Blogs (+1)
**Heart LocoMomma on Etsy (Leave your Etsy I.D.) (+2)
**Add LocoMOMomma to your Etsy Circle (Leave your Etsy I.D.) (+2) 
**Add your favorite LocoMOMomma item to your 'favorites' on Etsy (+2)
** Subscribe to Crazy 4 Fluff via email (+2)
**Grab my button. Leave a link so I can find it (+3)  
**Tweet about this giveaway. 
You must include @LocoMOMomma & @crazy4fluff.
You can tweet once daily. Include a permalink in your entry. (+1)
**Share this giveaway on Facebook, 
tagging both LocoMoMomma & Crazy 4 Fluff 
You can share once per day.(+1)
*Blog about this giveaway, leave me a link so I can find it. (+2)
**We're on the fence. Vote for Crazy 4 Fluff. 
You can vote once per day! (+2)

**Enter another one of my giveaways. Additional entry for each entered.

**Make a purchase from LocoMoMomma.
For every $1 that you spend you get ONE extra entry. 
Purchase is on valid if made during this giveaway.
Email me an invoice at crazy4fluff@yahoo.com


This giveaway May 05, 2011  will end  at 11:59pm CST.
                    Winner will be notified by email and posted on my blog!
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.


**This is not a paid post. The opinions of this product are strictly that of my own and completely unbiased!     
**Thank you to the sponsor for the chance to review this product and for giving one lucky fan a prize!



146 comments:

crm said...

i like the ball & rattle sets and the greener teethers :)

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aperry said...

I follow via gfc aperry.

I would buy Carrot Play Food for Toddlers--Crochet in ORGANIC Cotton

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Melissa said...

I follow your blog, and I would totally get the monkey rattle! http://www.etsy.com/listing/60948832/eco-friendly-baby-safe-crocheted-organic

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The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC and if I won I'd get the Happy Hippo Baby Rattle

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shamrocksgal said...

I want the LMAO lemon
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Bridgett said...

I follow with GFC
I would get 2 greener teethers, one for me and one for my friend who is expecting her first baby

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Amanda said...

I'd get the cherries and a teether and clutchies set.
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Jeniffer said...

I follow you on GFC, and I would definitely buy the the ring and clutchy set! So so cute!

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Jeniffer said...

I "like" Crazy 4 Fluff on FB!

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boyzrule said...

gfc follower as debbie and i like
Eco Jingle Rings--Teether Toy Rattles -- Crochet in Organic Cotton
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boyzrule said...

your fb follower as boyzrule
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boyzrule said...

favorited on etsy as demimo
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boyzrule said...

favorited on etsy as demimo entry #2
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boyzrule said...

added to my etsy circle as demimo
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boyzrule said...

added to my etsy circle as demimo
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boyzrule said...

added this item to my fave on etsy as demimo:
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boyzrule said...

added this item to my favorites on etsy as demimo:
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boyzrule said...

picket fence vote #1
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boyzrule said...

picket fence vote #2
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entered the kael and kaed giveaway
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shamrocksgal said...

I voted for you picket fence
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Joy N. said...

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sirentattoo said...

I like LocoMOMomma on Facebook!

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sirentattoo said...

I like Crazy For Fluff on Facebook!

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sirentattoo said...

I follow Crazy 4 Fluff through Google Friend Connect...and I'd get that Mr. Monkey rattle for my good friend who's expecting in September!

thanks,
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Kristin_b said...

I follow your blog, and I LOVE the carrot play food. Adorable :)

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Kristin_b said...

I like LocoMOMomma on FB and thanked them :)
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Kristin_b said...

I like you on FB (Kristin Seely Bosworth)

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Kristin_b said...

I follow LocoMOMomma on Twitter (AdelynsMomma)

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Kristin_b said...

I follow you on Twitter (AdelynsMomma)

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Kristin_b said...

I follow via Network Blogs

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Kristin_b said...

<3 LocoMOMomma on Etsy (krehda)


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Kristin_b said...

<3 LocoMOMomma on Etsy (krehda) #2


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Kristin_b said...

Added LocoMOMomma to my Etsy Circle (krehda) #1

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Kristin_b said...

Added LocoMOMomma to my Etsy Circle (krehda) #2

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Kristin_b said...

Added the carrot play food to my favorite items (krehda) #1

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Kristin_b said...

Added the carrot play food to my favorite items (krehda) #2

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imlelee said...

Follow your blog via GFC, and I'd spend the card on a greener teether and clutchies set! (And have a little left over...)

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MommyReviews4u said...

I did all 3 madatory entries & I would buy teething rings if I won! Thanks, Kelli Lorenza
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