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Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County Extravaganza!

I get a little warm fuzzy inside when I shop local, and when I am able to shop local AND support a women entrepreneur of Orange County, I get especially giddy, which is why I am excited to share this upcoming event with you.

The Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County Extravaganza takes place this Saturday, February 9th, from 10am – 2pm inside the oc MiX at SOCO, 3313 Hyland Avenue in Costa Mesa.

Over 25 women entrepreneurs will be there to showcase their merchandise, services and talents. There will be boutique shopping, ticket drawings and special discounts at participating stores.

Visit this page for a list of a few of the participating companies involved in this event and come out to celebrate and support local OC women rocking their own businesses (love it!)

You can check out the event Facebook page for more information. Event brought to you by Smocking Birds Baby Boutique in the MiX.

Sili Squeeze Reusable Snack Squeeze [+ Giveaway and Coupon Code!]

When we are out and about, I have to admit the snacks I pack for my kids are not always the freshest or healthiest.  For time and convenience, most of the time the snacks I take along come out of a box. So when I heard about The Sili Squeeze reusable snack squeeze I was interested to give it a try. You can try it too if you win today’s giveaway (enter below!) I also want to share a special Sili Squeeze coupon codeSILITINYORANGES” for 10% off your purchase through 10/31/11.

The Sili Squeeze is a reusable squeeze that lets growing babies snack on purees, yogurt, applesauce, smoothies, etc. while on-the-go! Little ones as young as six months can use The Sili Squeeze and it is “mommy hands free” so your little ones can squeeze themselves silly whether in the stroller, car or shopping cart.

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Chic Mama Diaper Cakes Giveaway

I know we have all probably seen a diaper cake in our time, but I can guarantee you have NEVER seen a diaper cake like  Chic Mama Diaper Cakes!   When Adriana the owner contacted me about sponsorship, I clicked on over to her site to check it out. Her diaper cakes were SO CUTE, STYLISH, HIP, TASTEFUL and UNIQUE that I immediately racked my brain on who I knew having a baby so I would have the opportunity to order one for someone!  And, now one lucky winner with have the opportunity to WIN one for someone with a fun Chic Mama Diaper Cakes giveaway…details below!

A diaper cake is not only a fun conversation point and beautiful display, but also a great practical gift as what new mom doesn’t go through a gazillion diapers?!?  And, the Chic Mama cakes are made with Pampers Swaddlers (my personal fave!) They use diapers to fit an average-sized newborn (8-14 lbs), however you may choose a different size to fit your needs.

I am crazy over this Gabriella one for girls and this Anthony one for boys and many of her designs also include useful items like receiving blankets, towels & stuffed animals. The cakes over $55+  also include a 5-pack of little J&J products like this GORGEOUS one. Loving that monogram!

If you do not see a design that catches your eye, they can put a Chic Mama touch on a customized cake.  Let her help you coordinate a design to match a new nursery, a parent’s hobby, a favorite place… the possibilities are unlimited!  Whether or not you have a particular theme in mind, or simply want pink, blue or “team green”, they can create the perfect cake that’s right for you.

You can also browse their line of chic, totally hip diaper bags and accessories!

Okay readers, I have two exciting things to  mention.  First, Chic Mama Diaper Cakes has extended a special coupon code for Tiny Oranges readers! Enter in “CMTO002″ in the section where it says “Voucher” on checkout and receive 10% off your order between now and 08/31/10!

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

Chic Mama Diaper Cakes is giving one lucky winner their choice of any of her $49 diaper cakes + free shipping!  WOO HOO!  Got a baby shower coming up??  New baby gift to send??  PERFECT!

Here are the entry options, please leave a separate comment for each entry!

1. Simply comment below and let me know YOUR favorite design!  Click HERE to browse her cakes!  Search by boy, girl, surprise or twins! – 1 Entry

2. {Like} Chic Mama Diaper Cakes on Facebook – 1 Entry

3. {Like} Tiny Oranges on Facebook – 1 Entry

4. Sign up to receive Tiny Oranges email updates – top right column “subscribe” – 1 Entry

5. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Twitter!

Contest runs through Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 5PM PST.  Good luck!

{Disclosure: Chic Mama Diaper Cakes is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor}

Sensitive Sweets Cupcake Party

Sensitive Sweets is a newly launched Orange County company specializing in custom cakes and cupcakes for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities (and regular yummy cakes too!)

Is your child allergic to wheat? Egg? Dairy?  Or even all of the above?  NO problem! Sensitive Sweets will work with you to customize not only the PERFECT design to delight your child, but will customize the ingredients as well so that even a child with the most severe food allergy can have their own special cake too.  Because everyone deserves a treat!

Sensitive Sweets is the brainchild of my *SWEET* friend, Melanie, whose youngest son’s severe food allergies left both of them with very limited dietary options.   A natural in the kitchen with a passion for baking, Melanie has worked for years to perfect her recipes, so that her specialty creations not only LOOK like the cutest birthday cakes ever, but also TASTE good too!   Just check out her gallery – you will not believe the amount of love and detail that goes into each one.

Cupcake Decorating Party!

Sensitive Sweets is holding a special fundraiser coming up next month to benefit Generation Rescue, an autism foundation.  This is a super fun event for the entire family and 100% of the proceeds benefit Generation Rescue.  Here are the details!

Sensitive Sweets
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Cupcake Decorating Party!
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
11am – 2pm

Francesca’s Restaurant
2642 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa 92627

Cost: $5/cupcake

Reservations are required in advance so Melanie can plan for the right amount of yummy cupcakes!  Email her at WeLoveCake2@gmail.com to RSVP. Click HERE to download a flyer for this event.

www.sensitivesweets.com
949.371.6082
“Like” Sensitive Sweets on Facebook too for the latest updates!

{Disclosure:  I am posting this not only because Melanie a friend, but because I believe so strongly that you will love her beautiful cakes. Please forward this to anyone you know who has children with food sensitivities!}

My Favorite Everything

One of my fellow OC mommy bloggers, Shanna Coady, creator of the ultra-fabulous, My Favorite Everything was kind enough to invite me to guest blog when she was on her maternity “leave” last month.  Shanna’s family recently welcomed her beautiful daughter, Piper, to the family and that makes Shanna a mommy of 3 little girls under age 2!

Her blog is one of my FAVORITE blogs!  I look forward to receiving her daily email with the update each morning.   Her site is  full of fun finds, simple tips, great recipes and lots of ideas for making a mom’s busy life just a little bit easier.  So, click on over, bookmark it, and subscribe!

Here are the links to the 3 guest blogs I did for her…one on my all time favorite panties, the SUPERSOFT HIPHUGGER, feminine and comfy!

One on my favorite BEAUTY FINDS post-baby.  The best cosmetic discovery of my adult life, seriously!

And, another on my MOST USED BABY TOY in the 3 years and 10 months so far that we have been parents!

I guarantee you will love Shanna’s blog & it will for sure become one of YOUR favorite everythings!