Friday, March 26, 2010

Congratulations to our winner for Week 2 in our giveaway series...

The RNG has selected number #1 for this week's winner of the business be, water bottle and other goodies. I'll post a picture when it's ready to go, better yet I think the winner is someone I'll be  meeting next week and I can take a picture delivering it in person! Tori from "Chicagoland".
 Stay tuned for a great review tomorrow from the California trunk show and the week 3 giveaway...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why I Love My BusinessBe

by guest blogger Erika T., New Mexico

So, what is a businessBe, and why oh, why did I want one? Well, it is a tiny wallet. As the description and review say, it can hold a ton of business cards. Honestly, it is one of the tiniest wallets I have had and seen. When I first got it, I tried to put my camera in it... a tad to tight of a squeeze, but it does work (might fit your camera better than mine!). I wasn't certain what I would do with it, or why I "needed" one. But... Now, that I've had it a week, I've been converted.

It's got the "Drivers license" window. Its got a wide open area in the inside, you can put a stack of cards in there, yogurt cards, library cards, medical cards, business cards... But, what it also holds is cash, or even better a cell phone. My Palm Pre fits perfectly. So, I've got room for a few credit cards, my phone, and there is an all so cool loop that I can loop my keys to. It becomes a slightly larger key chain.
You know, I love it. Might seem silly to fall in love with such a cute little wallet, but it's cute, it's little, and its so highly functional, that I'm pleased as punch to own it.

I switched over from my big wallet when I went hiking last week, as I wanted something a lot lighter and smaller. It held my "emergency" cash, it held my phone, and my CC and ID. It slipped perfectly into a small pocket in my backpack, and is just lightweight, tiny and adorable.

I'm really happy I own one, and now, that I have it, I know it will be staying. I'll find lots of uses for it.

Ju-Ju-Be makes a whole range of wallets to go along with their diaper bags, and I've owned the BeMine, which I adore, but the BeMine, while small, is not as tiny as this little gem, that could tuck inside a pocket of the BeMine. Ju-Ju-Be wallets are washable, and wear nicely. I'm very happy with my BusinessBe. it's adorable, and convenient, and all over just great!
-- Erika, mom of three 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A little BusinessBe tease and contest update

This weeks contest responses are rolling in - it's great to see... The goal is to get to 500 followers on the blog or fan page by June (which for most people might not be many but we're new here). Think we can do it? Give me ideas as to how we can get there and the best idea will qualify for an extra special surprise. Don't forget to tell your friends to mention that you referred them here, I'd love to give away two prizes this week.

As an update I'm closing this weeks contest on Friday which is early because we're taking a few days off (Sunday-Tuesday) for a little spring break getaway to show the kiddos my hometown. The  new contest will be posted Saturday so keep an eye out.

Here is another BusinessBe teaser - in Dizzy Daisies. These are great for carrying around those cards you get stamped with purchases or to keep coupons tidy! Keep your eye out for a fabulous review shortly from one of our guest bloggers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

contest for the week of March 22nd - Great Goody Bag!

I had so much fun with last week's contest and I hope you all did too. I'll be tweaking it as I go. I thought I'd try something a little new this week. There is an opportunity for TWO people to win, here's how. You'll get one entry for joining the facebook fan page or the blog (if you hadn't already), one entry per day for posting/tweeting and commenting with the link, and if you REFER someone and they mention that you referred them to the  contest when they begin following the blog and that entry wins - you both win! How cool is that?? This week in your first comment entry, tell us what you'd like to see as a product giveaway. PS. don't forget to tell your friends that they can refer others as well so they get more opportunities to win!

Many of you who know me know I like to put together fun goody bags (I love getting them, therefore I assume everyone else loves them too). This week's prize will be a goody bag with 40 oz. hydration bottle from Reduce Everyday, a Ju Ju Be Business Be in the print of your choice AND a bunch of other surprises to be determined by my mood that day LOL.

40oz Hydration Bottle
The reduce Hydration Bottle is a multi use, BPA free, bottle. Being that is has a capacity of 40oz it is ideal for using as a decanter or lasting through that 30-60min workout. Stylish enough for the gym or the table. The dimensions are 3.25" x 11.25".

Green Quality
Having a reusable bottle helps keep the millions of disposable water bottle out of the land fill. Every time you use this bottle you are keeping over 2 disposable bottles from ending up in a landfill.

Ju Ju Be BusinessBe fun features:
- perfect for business cards. fits a stack of 50 standard cards nicely.
- d-ring to attach a wristlet strap if needed (not included)
- fits inside the be mine or be major
- holds gift cards, club cards, coupons, frequent flyer cards etc.
- external open top pocket on the back
- quick closure, internal pocket divider, and ID card holder
- measurements 3.5"x 2.5"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Congratulations to our winner! has selected number 27 (True Random Number Generator 27) who is Aimee Zachariou! Congratualations Aimee, email me, or send me via facebook, your address and I'll get the lotus lullaby fuel cell right out. If there is another print you'd prefer let me know and if I have it in stock it's yours!

The next contest will be announced tomorrow and by recommending friends you can get additional entries so start getting your friends lined up. Hint: it will be something that everyone can use!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Diaper Bag Review Roundup

Diaper Bag Junkies will be hosting weekly spotlights on individual diaper bag manufacturers. The list so far is comprised of:
Amy Michelle, Skip Hop, Fleurville, Storksak, Go Gaga, Bumble Bags, Not Rational, Hayden Harnett, Kalencom, Baby Kaed, Nest, Reese Li, Oi Oi Baby Bags, Lexie Barnes, Timi and Leslie, Diaper Dude, JJ Cole, Hoohobbers, JP Lizzy.

During that week we will highlight a different bag from their line daily.

There is so much to consider when buying a diaper bag, we want to be your resource when it comes to all things diaper bags. Whether it is by style (tote bag, messenger diaper bag, purse style diaper bag, backpack diaper bag, daddy diaper bag, travel and overnight diaper bag, fanny pack diaper bag, cargo diaper jackets/vests), color, quality, price range, material  -- we'll cover them all.

We also intend to review and promote various manufactures of Children's backpacks.

Please send us an email if there is a diaper bag you would like to see reviewed that isn't on this list.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Product Giveaway! JuJuBe Fuel Cell

I've chosen the JuJuBe Fuel Cell for our first giveaway. Perfect for snacks, lunches, baby bottles, it has so many uses.
This great looking bottle-bag/lunch-pail fits a lot. Put in three tall bottles with room to spare. Use it for your own lunch and put in a water bottle or two, just don't squish your peanut butter sandwich! The 3M Thinsulate lining keeps things cool (or toasty) for snacktime. No one will be running on empty when you keep this great accessory filled up. Oh..almost's machine washable! fun features: - quick grab handle with swivel clip… hooks onto your bag, stroller etc. - fun decorative star stitching on front panel - interior clear zipper lid pocket. good place for napkins, spoons, or even an icepack - machine washable. finally someone that's smart enough to figure that one out! - AgION antimicrobial treated. keeps the yukkies in check - 3M Thinsulate. hot stuff stays hot, and cool stuff stays cool (just not at the same time) !! - Measurements: 7" x 9" x 4.25" Retail Value is 22.00

Here is how the contest will work - the winner will be chosen via random number generator at Here's how to obtain an entry:

Follow Diaper Bag Junkies publicly 
Become a fan of facebook fan site Facebook Fan Page 
Comment on either DBJ or sister blog Gentle Cycle Cold Water Only 
Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc with a link back to this contest and then comment here with information about the link - you can have an entry for each link (don't forget to comment), this option can be done daily for one entry per link per day.

Don't forget to include your email address in your profile so I can contact you if you win! I'm starting small with the prizes since everything is just getting going. There will be weekly drawings with prizes awarded Sunday and new contests early the following week. Keep checking back!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ju Ju Be Mighty Be

This may very well be the best value for a diaper bag out in the diaper bag market today! At a 48.00 these are a bargain particularly since they can be used for so many other things whether it be prior to baby, instead of using it for baby or after baby! If you haven't tried a Ju Ju Be diaper bag then you aren't familiar with the quality of these bags. Ju Ju Be bags cannot be beat from a quality standpoint, you can wash these AND they wear like iron. There are no cheap plastic parts here!

With tons of pockets (both inside and out!), stroller loops and a double snap closure, the MightyBe is beyond functional. It’s also machine-washable and made with a sturdy fabric that’s stain- and scratch-proof.
The tote — which measures 18” x 15” x 4” and weighs in at less than one pound — is available in four beautiful prints including Lotus Lullaby (above) and Sangria Sunset. It’s so chic, you’ll be using it long after your baby’s grown up.

My favorite use is for my knitting projects!

Here is the inside:

You can find Ju Ju Be bags at Mamas and Munchkins as well as other high end retailers. A complete list of shops is available on the Ju Ju Be website