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Baby Blanket Music {Giveaway}–CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

When my son “Ralph” was a newborn, I spent a LOT of time in my rocking chair. He ate every 3-4 hours, and ate for an hour each time, so I felt like I was permanently glued to that chair. I had a CD player in his room and would turn on quiet, soothing music so I could stay awake while feeding him, especially in the middle of the night. I sure wish I had known about Baby Blanket Music back then!

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Baby Blanket Music takes your favorite artists (Madonna, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, etc.) and turns their songs into music suitable to listen to while your baby is drifting off to sleep. Rad, right? Baby Blanket Music was created by Josh Rutt, a teacher, composer and performer.  He noticed that there was room for improvement in the quality of baby music available when his close friends started having kids, so he set out to create a line of music that would appeal to not only babies, but parents and grandparents as well. Each music CD pairs familiar baby sounds like vibraphones and music boxes with classical instruments to create a sound that is soothing, calming, but never annoying.

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I chose to review the Michael Jackson CD, and I loved it! This is DEFINITELY meant to be soothing, lullaby-type music, so I don’t recommend operating any heavy machinery or trying to think too much while listening. But it will be a joy to listen to at night or in the wee hours of the morning when trying to soothe your little one to sleep. Every song on the CD is an MJ Hit, and even slowed down and set to a music box, I couldn’t help but groove and sing along! Some of my favorites include “Bad,” “Man in the Mirror,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.” I like that he throws in little things that aren’t purely orchestral, like the high notes Michael Jackson would hit at the end of songs. It makes you feel like you are listening to an actual version of his music (much slower, obviously) instead of a hollow, dentist office karaoke track. I know I will be glued to this CD with my next baby!

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In addition to MJ, Baby Blanket Music has made CDs of music by Madonna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Elton John, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Garth Brooks. Definitely an eclectic collection but one that can satisfy any music lover. Don’t see your favorite artist here? Tell them which CD you want, and they just may create it!

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Baby Blanket Music CDs are sold online for $14.99, on iTunes and in select retailers nationwide. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll be the first to know about new artists or great deals!

You could win a Baby Blanket Music CD of your choice!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of October 8th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Baby Blanket Music, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Lorex Sweet Peek Video Baby Monitor {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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About a month ago, our (locked!) house (in a very safe neighborhood!) was broken into during the day while my husband was at work and the boys and I were running errands.  I came home in the afternoon, sent the boys in the house to get their shoes off, and started getting the groceries out of the van.  I walked in the door to find our safe completely broken open in the front room with the documents strewn around, a couple of pictures knocked off the wall, and the back door still partially open.  The boys and I were back in the van and down the street at a friend’s house within record time, and the police responded to my call within minutes.

We got a phone call a couple of weeks later from the detective, who said that they caught the person and had our items back.  I was honestly shocked to have gotten that phone call since I thought it was a long shot that anything would be returned!  We’ve made a few changes at our house, though, including installing a home security system, and we’ve had LOTS of conversations about it with our four-year-old who is still trying to process what happened and, more importantly to him, why it happened.

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In preparation for baby number three to come in the next several weeks, I was thrilled to have the chance to review a video baby monitor from Lorex Baby — especially after this experience!  We actually have never owned a baby monitor because I couldn’t imagine that it really would put me at ease; I never feel like I’m able to hear anything on those monitors, outside of shrieks and cries that I can hear just fine without one.  A video monitor, though, is a different story.  I like the idea of being able to actually see that my baby is snug in his bed without blankets over his face or in places that could potentially cause strangulation.

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We were sent the Lorex Sweet Peek digital baby monitor with a wireless camera, and I have to say that my husband has probably had more fun with this item that I ever imagined someone could!  Immediately after he had it opened and set up, he and the boys spend a good part of the afternoon going in to the room to dance/play/tell jokes/whatever while the others watched on the monitor.  They loved being able to turn on the light and the lullaby music, and they played a rousing game of “walkie-talkies” with the two way talk feature.  🙂

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The Sweet Peek includes:

2.4″ Portable LCD Monitor… so you can hold your little one comfortably in the palm of your hand. Enjoy bright, crisp vision by day and night.

Crystal Clear Night Vision… the clearest black and white picture let’s you see every little move they make, even when it’s lights out!

Digital Zoom… use this super function when all you need is a closer look.

Two-Way Talk… while you catch up on emails in the home office, sing your baby to sleep using the monitor’s high-sensitivity microphone.

Soothing Lullabies… classic pre-set lullabies will rock your baby to sleep in no time.

Built-In Nightlight… the wireless camera has a built-in nightlight to softly illuminate the room and help your baby relax into a sweet sleep.

Crisp Sound… you won’t miss a beat when you can tune in to every baby breath.

450 ft Outdoor Wireless Range… this feature ensures that your family is always in the comfort zone.

Accommodates up to 4 Cameras… tots, toddlers and tweens. As your family grows, add three additional wireless cameras and keep an eye on everyone.

Up to 8 Hours of Battery Life… with the power to go all day and all night, you will always have a reliable pair of eyes and ears in the nursery or playroom.

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One Dandy reader will win a Lorex Sweet Peek video baby monitor from Lorex Baby!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries  only.

** The winner of this giveaway will  be posted  no later than the morning of  Wednesday, July 31st,  and emailed within 24 hours.   If the winner  does not respond within  48 hours, a new winner  will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway  were sponsored by Lorex Baby, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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