So we have 7 winners:
#43 – Priya
#121 – Heather
#2 – Hannah
#75 – aBookworm
#82 – Marla
#92 – PamW
#11 – Bree
In order to claim your prize you have to email me !
Include in your email: your name, address, and top 3 prize choices (just in case there are duplicate requests – prizes awarded in the order the requests are received).
Where are the prizes?: I have upload prizes onto flickr (set called: Anything Goes in August).
Photo taken June 30, 2007 – Chester Lake, Alberta (family hike) – Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
I am going to continue the FREE stuff into August, but I am changing up the format a
little bit lot.
Instead of ‘blogging’ about a prize everyday (I’ll blog about me – hahaha – not really), I have uploaded prizes onto flickr (set called: Anything Goes in August), these are NOT all of the prizes for August, just the ones I have managed to get up so far. Prizes will be updated and change, but whatever is there when you win, is what you get to choose from (just one item of course).
EVERY day in August there will be one winner (maybe more), but at least one. Just like in the past the winners will be randomly drawn and posted here on the site.
The winners will be able to choose one of any of the prizes listed on the flickr set: Anything Goes in August. Once an item is choosen, it will be removed from flickr and will no longer be available (unless I have two … which I do for some).
You can win as many times as your comment#/name is drawn (only one comment will be eligible per post – but feel free to comment more than once) through out the month.
Monday: you leave 3 comments (only one comment is entered in the drawing) — you have 1/total # of comments chance of winning on Monday.
Tuesday: same deal … even if you won on Monday.
Lesson: keep coming back, even if you’ve won previously.
IF, I happen not to blog for a couple of days … when I do blog … I will draw the appropriate # of winners (one for each day missed) and post them on the site (August is guaranteed 31 prizes (or more)).
From this point forward, I will NOT contact the winners by email. You will have to come to the site to check and see if you are a WINNER (you all are really :)!) and if you are then you must contact me!
You will have 14 days after the the comments are closed to claim your prize.
How? Email me here: kim @ mommyknows dot com or kim @ thebabymarketplace dot com
All you have to do to win each dayâ€™s prize is leave a comment on the most current post.
All prizes are provided by: www.thebabymarketplace.com in conjuction with www.mommyknows.com
I am off on a short camping vacation with Mr. MK, all 4 kids, the dog and a friend of Lizzy’s. We are going to BC to Wells Grey Provincial park for a 40th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Camping weekend. Good photo ops!
This means that I will not be here to blog for the first few days of August. That means you need to comment, comment, comment and when I get back on the 5th/6th I will draw 5 or 6 winners and you can pick your prizes (remember to come back and check to see if you’ve won).
Like always to be eligible to win you need only leave a comment AND ask me a question or give me some blogging ideas for August or if you have absolutely no interest in me, my family, this blog, my business at all and do not want to ask me a question about me, my family, this blog, my business … then tell me which prize you’ll most likely pick if you win.
Have a relaxing and safe August long weekend!
Comments on this entry are closed.
So, I have lots of questions,
1. How do you survive this crazy summer?
2. How do you balance working from home and a two year old?
3. What made you want to do “thebabymarketplace”
4. How many customers per month do you get?
5. How many employees?
6. Do you do all your webstuff yourself or do you have a webmaster?
7. What would you do if you could any job you wanted?
8. How are preparations for Haley’s trip coming?
9. What is your favorite thing about working from home?
10. What sucks about working from home?
MommyKnows says, “Oooo, good questions ~ I have great post (or two) ready to photo-journal when I get home!”
Is that photo the place you are going on vacation? It looks amazing!!!
MommyKnows says, “nope, that pic is from a hike we did in June. Chester Lake, Alberta in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. It’s gorgeous!”
I have a question about the contest: if we’re picked as a winner, how long do we have to check the site and claim our prize?
I ask because my work schedule doesn’t always allow me to check the site every day, but I enjoy reading when I can.
MommyKnows says –> 14 days :)
This is a really cool idea!! I like it! :) I checked out the prizes, and they look awesome! I love the shoes…too cute!! :) And a question about you? Hmmm…If you could go anywhere you wanted on vacation, where would it be? Annnd…what is your favorite spot in canada (so far :) )…mine is definitely the Rockies (so far anyways :) ).
MommyKnows says, “Thanks Andrea, I hope the prizes go over well. There are several more for me to photograph and put up. But there are some good ones there already. I like your question about the vacation and I will do a blog post answer ~ soon!”
Have a wonderful trip…can’t wait to see the pics : )
MommyKnows says, “Thank you! I have the camera packed and ready to go! And sadly, that’s about all I have done! **SIGH**”
Is that picture up there real? If so, where is it because I’m planning my next vacation.
MommyKnows says, “It sure is real! Taken with my very own camera. Nice, eh? Chester Lake, Alberta in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.”
I love the picture! :)
MommyKnows says, “Thank you!”
WOW girl…you are amazing. I love the muddy buddy suit I got, but since I ordered big you’ll have to wait awhile for me to blog about my daughter wearing it…but you can be sure I’ll credit you. :)
Question….hmmmmm…..let’s see……I am brain dead….how about….do you have time to read other people’s blogs these days? If so…what are some of your favorite posts you have read recently?
MommyKnows says, “Thanks Corey, happy to hear you like the MuddyBuddy. Good thing you mentioned it, I need to pack it for camping (note to self … ). Good Question too! Yes, I read tons of blogs, including every single person that comments here! Usually (95%) of the time, I will leave a comment in return. This will make a good post too, I’ll have to put together a list of fav’s and post them when I get back.”
This is a cool way to do prizes! Is that a picture of where you are going?-I want to visit!!
MommyKnows says, “That’s from our last mini-vacation in June. We are going to the other side of the Rockies. Should be great … lots of pics to follow.”
Great Idea for August. You do a great job with your blog and I love checking it out DAILY!!
Have a great vacation.
MommyKnows says, “Thanks Marcy!”
you rock for doing another month of freebies! So I have a question- maybe I missed it? but did Haley ever pick a name for her blog??
WOW! I wanna be a part of your family! You take lots of fun trips! Have fun!
What a beautiful area for hiking! Wish I was closer to Alberta :)
Nice picture! I would like to go see the Rockies (I’m from Mtl).
I love baby legs but I like more the cute little pink bag. I would like to have it!
I’d like to know what some of YOUR favorite products are. I have my eye on that pink hoodie.
Great idea! All of the prizes look great – very cute! Have a great trip!
Did you use cloth diapers? If so, which brand did you like the best?
Great idea for a fun new format!
What a great idea. I checked out your prizes they all look great. How are you going to deal with Haley being away for so long?
Camping sounds like fun. I haven’t gone camping in such a long time! Hearing about your trip once you’re back would be great!
My first question is, “Is anyone else losing the left side of this post starting about halfway down the comments section?” It’s really odd.
My second question is about camping. I’ve only gone twice and they were both more than 20 years ago. DH wants us to start camping. We have a 15 month old daughter. Do you have any suggestions for camping with kids?
Wow! What a beautiful place! I took my first trip to Canada in April and wish I could have seen more. So where is your favorite place that you’ve visited?
How do you find all the great stuff you sell on your site? Do people/companies approach you, or do you go around scouring the net for new items?
Camping with kids is a challenge but is a whole lot of fun. Hope you have a great time. We never head out for the long weekends as there are too many rowdy people!
My first question is: What’s the best vacation you’ve ever took with your family within driving distance?
and #2: with your family and work and everything are you going to have time to answer all these questions?
Oooee, camping with kids, hunh??
Here’s a question, did you start blogging because of the business? Or was blogging a thing you did before?
I love camping and those pictures make me wanna go!
We have a 2 year old (and a 3 week old) and haven’t taken the kids yet. We’ve been camping since we had our first son but we always left him with grandparents.
Any special things you suggest to make camping more kid friendly?
What a great idea for your contest! I’ll be sure to check in every day now. My question: Do you scrapbook, or have any other hobbies? I’m sure between your family and your store, you’re pretty tapped out!
Your pictures make me miss the Rockies and the West (in general) so much! My husband and I used to spend our summers out there working and I haven’t been back in 3 years. I will definitely be taking my family out there to discover the beauty of Canada when they are old enough to remember. My brother-in-law lives in Inveremere (BC) and keeps telling us we have to go for a visit. My husband’s father also lives on Vancouver Island. Can’t beat that place though. It is the most awesome place in the country. Maybe one day we will move out there…*sigh*
What a great idea! I like the new format. Have a fun trip with your family. Does Hayley leave this year or next year? I was thinking it was very soon but then I read that it would be next year. Just wondering if she was getting ready to leave or not.
My question is one I’ve been wondering for some time now…
What kind of camera do you have?
I’d like to replace ours..and your pictures are so sharp!!!!
Love the new format! I hope I win soon – I’ve already picked out things I like! :)
Okay, now that I’m a mother of twoâ€“ how do I balance the time I give to each one? I am so afraid of my daughter feeling usurped by the new baby. Perhaps this is just my only child syndrome preying on me, but I just don’t want her to feel like I love the new baby more or give him more attention. Although, of course, he needs more attention… help?!
Sweet! Another month of freebies! You’re great.
How often do you go camping?
Do you tent camp, or do you have a camper?
How do you manage to keep coming up with fabulous contest fodder? I am amazed!
And please keep the pictures of Canada coming – it helps curb my homesickness.
Do you find it harder to work from home? What advice would you give to any other mom’s considering this option??
I like the new rules for your giveaway. That’ll keep us coming back for sure!
Have an enjoyable vacation. You definitely deserve it after all the work you’ve been doing.
That photo is gorgeous.
Cool contest!!! I can’t wait to win… I mean PLAY! LOL
Have fun camping!
Great contest – you are very generous to have so many prizes : )
How long have you run babymarketplace.com?
Have a great vacation. Have a S’mores for me.
Wow, camping, lucky you! Although, I’ve never thought of golf and camping together in the same sentence … interesting. I haven’t been to that part of the world, what’s it like? Are you tent camping, or staying in an RV or cabin? Do the kids like it?
I went camping over Memorial Day weekend with my baby, then almost nine months old. It was tough because he wanted to crawl around, but there was only dirt, so I wouldn’t let him.
I checked out the flickr set, what an absolutely fantastic idea! And array of prizes!!
I love seeing your pics and hearing your camping stories. I was raised in Calgary and we did some camping so some of those places bring back fond memories (mostly fond ). What’s the most exotic place you’ve visited/vacationed???
Thanks for doing this!!!
My Q- Did you always want 4 children?
Thanks for doing this again this month and all the prices look good.
I love your new format, I hope you have a great long weekend. How do you come up with so many great ideas? Love them !
Do you pay your kids an allowance?
Do you prefer Edmonton over Calgary? I’ve never been to the city three hours North of me.
How long have you been blogging?
How long do you think you’ll be blogging?
How do you feel about your Brazilian traveler?
Did you travel before you had kids?
I’m sure I could think of more questions but I have to go to bed. Happy camping trip!
Love the picture! I’ve been to Alberta as a child, but all I remember is a very long car ride with wheat fields and these sour sour sour gumballs we bought at a gas station.
What is your favorite candy? (I’ll save the rest of my questions for the rest of my comments! :) )
Mt question for today ~ what was your favorite moment of your camping trip?
Hmm, which prize would I pick…definitely the cloth diaper. I am using 15 year old diapers which have seen better days.
We’re off on our trip today….hopefully I can keep checking here if I find a computer somewhere (we’ll be at the lake all week and there isn’t even a phone!)
I love this idea of free stuff. I found this site not to long ago and I love all the products. God speed to your daughter. I am expecting my first daughter any day.
Hope your camping trip is going well! How do you find camping with little ones?
Thanks for my recent orders arriving EXTREMELY quickly. I love all the clothes AND the Feel Better Frog… it’s a hit!
I’ve always wondered if Baby Marketplace also has a brick-and-mortar? If so, maybe I’ll come out to Alberta and visit y’all!
Have a great vay-kay!
that picture looks great, we are from BC and tease our family in Alberta that they can’t get what we have here but that lake looks as beautiful as ours in BC. My question is how do you handle travelling with 4 children. Or do you travel close to home always!
I see someone else asked the question already but did Hayley pick a name for her blog?
I would just love to see pictures from your vacation. Given the picture accompanying this post, it seems like you get to see some beautiful places.
I’m in for today! Do you keep yourself and your family on their regular diet or do you all just go crazy during vacation?
If your store is run out of your home, where do you store all of your merchandise?
Hope your having fun!
You are very generous to give away so many great items! How long have you had the baby marketplace site?
I love your blog, been awhile since I have been here I love that you are doing more giveaways. I like a boys shirt on there and the red purse. I guess I would have to decide if I win.
What’s the most rewarding thing about working from home?
How do you manage to work from home AND not completely ignore the kidlets? Unless of course, you do completely ignore the kidlets, and if you do that, then why do they always look so happy? :D
My question would be . . . who does all your photography work for your business? This is my first time to your blog. Very fun!! Thanks for this opportunity!
What an easier way for you to do the contest..and just as fun for us! :) Wow.. You are doing a great job of keeping your kids busy. My hubby just started back on recruit duty and is not home before 8pm any night of the week. The girls are going through withdrawals – and I must admit – me too. It seems as soon as the girls fall asleep..he is right behind them and I am left to sit up – alone – and surf the net or comment here or make jewewly or whatever I may feel like doing. Tonight it is this! Hope yall have an awesome trip!
Today’s question: What is your favorite brand of cloth diapers?
My q for today : Does blogging sometime feel like a chore? Does your family ever resent the time you spend on it?
Good morning! I hope you are having a great time with your family today. I loved camping as a child. Now it seems too much work and a little more uncomfortable.
Do you camp in tents w/ sleeping bags on the ground? That is how we did it when I was a child. Or do you have a camper?
Enjoy your vacation!! :)
Someday, I would like to hear about your “No fail potty training program” sometime.
I’m also interested to know: do you camp in a tent or do you have an RV? I haven’t camped with DD yet (she’s 12 mos)…maybe next year!
This is great! I am new to this site and to Blogging. I have NO idea what I’m doing but…I’ll try. How do you have time to have such a beautiful family and site!!
Do you have any other businesses besides babymarketplace?
Hello! great idea of color of this siyte!
What an amazing picture! We’re heading off camping this weekend ourselves. Should be a lot of fun. The girls love camping.
BTW… I love the Imse Vimse training pants we ordered! My 2 year old is already starting to use the potty more then she did a couple days ago. Thank you!
Question though. We live in a very humid climate… the label says not to put the training pants in the dryer but they’re taking forever to dry properly even in the sun. Will they deteriorate really fast in the dryer?
And my question for today ~ what is your favourite type of camping ~ tent, trailer, motorhome, cabin?
What’s your favourite rainy day activity with your children?
For today – who or what is your inspiration in life?
How is the camping going? Is it hot up there? It has been very hot here.
Do you have any employees at your business or is it only you and your family that runs it?
I absolutely LOVE your website and the products that you sell. And I am so amazed at how you can run such a great business from home while caring for your kids. You must truly love what you do! Great job!!
Have a great vacation! :o)
My question for today! What kind of dog do you have? : )
I like the change up! Sounds like fun!
Hope you have a great time on your camping trip.
We took our 3 month old camping last weekend – it worked out pretty good. God a few mosquito bites on her unfortunately. Ever heard of the lady bug theory and mosquitos?
Do you take help from your older children for running small errands or hayley to do bigger jobs for you?If yes then how are you going to manage when she goes?
What are your children’s favourite toys?
Wow – that picture of the mountains doesn’t even look real! Seriously, I thought it was probably some sort of diorama at first, and then I read the caption. Must visit Alberta in the near future!
I’m lovin Anything goes in August already…and I haven’t even won!
My question is how many hours per week do you put into your business? I work from home as well and with three children am having a hard time finding time :)
I would also like to hear a post about some of the types of jobs that WAHM’s do. It’s something I haven’t heard a lot about.
That mountain picture of Chester Lake is amazing! We’re definitely putting it on our list of places to see! Thanks for the idea! :)
That is a beautiful picture! Bet you had a nice hike too :-)
I am a fairly new reader so I would love a post all about you. How did you meet Mr. MK etc.
Have a great vacation!
My question for today is: what made you get into starting your company?
Hope you are enjoying your vacation!
So I now have an answer to my other question, about how many businesses you have, because I read it on this site! So now I would like to ask, which website came first?
What are some of the baby products you could not live without.
Mine would have to be a sling. They make many things easier.
What is your most favourite product in your store?
What is the one thing in your store that you’d want to keep for yourself?
When working at home What do your kids do? Do you pay Haley to help you work from home or does she have a job?
What made you decide on this particular business?
How far away is Chester Lake from Edmonton? I don’t think I’ve been there before, though all of those family vacations when I was a kid are kind of a blur now …
Wow! You are so generous! I’m going to have to check back here every day. What is your favorite color?
I love the raspberry striped pants! Way cute!
I think the baby legs seem so neat; I love to let my son run around in a diaper, but I always worry about him getting cold! What a great solution!
HEY! Is this comment 100?? Do I get a prize? LOL!
What kind of vehicle do you drive?
I have a question about cloth diapers…
Do you have any tips about how to cloth diaper 2 or 3 kids at once? I had no problem cloth diapering my oldest until his younger bro/sis were born, but after that I was too wiped. Now that the twins are 18 months, I am less wiped, but I can’t seem to start cloth diapering again. I need a simpler solution that I currently have. Also, their older brother is sometimes in training pants/sometimes in diapers, and no cloth diapers that I possess fit him. Are there manufacturers of larger sizes (he wears size 4 and 5 clothing)?
What type of vehicle do you drive?
Hello! Have you ever entered for the Savvy Mom Mompreneur of the Year Award? I see you are not entered this year.
How are you? I love the babymarketplace. Do you do it all own your own and how did you come up with it? Was it hard at first to make money. What a great idea, you seem like a great woman.
That sounds like a fun way to end the summer. Well, maybe not exactly ‘end’ since it is far from over, but I know all the kids will be forced to troop back to school soon enough. Are you and/or Mr. MK part of the golfing tournament?
Do u co sleep with any of your children?
Well I’m back from camping… we had a great time. I hope you did too!
Question… do you prefer fitted cloth, pocket, or aio diapers?
Your pictures are beautiful. What kind of camera do you have? I have a cannon but I don’t take pictures that beautiful. I would love to go somewhere this summer but we are waiting on out new baby.
HOw was your vacation… I was just camping with my brother and sister in law and their 4 and 2 year old… my question is how do you handle packing up or setting up camp with young children?
Wells Grey park is awesome. My hubby and I spent a night in Clearwater BC when we were driving back to Calgary from BC after our wedding (we were camping along the way) We hadn’t intended on staying there but I had come down with the flu and couldn’t travel in the car anymore. The next morning I felt much better so we went hiking – took his little volkswagen up the side of a mountain to see some waterfall. I’m surprised the car made it. We haven’t made it back there yet but are looking forward to spending a week sometime.
Where is Wells Grey did you go?
I’m running out of questions ~ does “Still away?” count?
Have you used the sigg water bottle or the klean Kanteen. I am looking to buy either of these and wondered if you had ever tried them. I have stopped buying water in bottles and am now facing how to take water with me. Got any suggestions?
Hey lace, we have klean kanteen’s and LOVE them. I was wary on the sigg bottles cuz even tho they’re coated with a durable coating on the inside, they’re still aluminum… so, if anything happened to that coating, it would be bad.
Wait, am I allowed to respond to another commenter?
Back from a long weekend vacation and I am exhausted! How was your vacation? Ready for another?
My little one is teething… should be getting that first tooth any day now… my question is what did you find helped you relieve teething pain best? Yours or your childrens pains!!!
My cousin is expecting and I gave her bical shoes and she loved them. This is the first time I bought them and I was wondering at what size do they use them the most. I have 3 pairs of size 5 and that looks right, but my youngest is 5years old so I forgot. Thanks
How was your trip? I was just camping with my 2 children upstate, NY. It was beautiful.
Are you back from your trip yet? Hope it went well!
How do you find new products for the Baby Marketplace?
Do you/did you use cloth diapers yourself?
Do you take recommendations for new products?
What kind of food do you make for dinner when you have had a really long day and are exhausted?
What product do you recommend for recurrent diaper rash with a cloth diapered baby?
I am looking into switching to cloth diapers, but my son is 18months already, is it still worth it at this point? I really love the idea of it, but dread the laundry.
What products on your site do you recommend for during the potty training stage?
And where exactly did you take that Lord of the Rings waterfall picture? I want to go there!!!!