Monday, October 18, 2010

A La Carte Designs Giveaway

A La Carte Designs offers haute handmade, custom designed cards and invitations for all occasions! Weddings, baby showers, birth announcements, etc. A La Carte will work with you to create a design that reflects your personal style. Many designs are available "off the rack" as well.

"A La Carte was born out of a passion for design, color, texture and layout. Owner Nicole Rice's background in Interior Design has helped her gain invaluable experience when it comes to colour palettes and interesting visual layouts that can be directly related to beautiful card-making."

We're giving away a gorgeous Handcrafted Stationary Set (similar to the photo above). To enter simply "like" both A La Carte Designs and Haute Mommy on Facebook and comment here that you did so! The winner will be chosen by when both pages reach 500 "likes". Be sure to check out A La Carte's website for more haute cards and invitations!

And the winner is... Melissa Kuusela! Congratulations!

Melissa said...
I like both!
November 21, 2010 12:38 PM

Thursday, October 14, 2010

100 Follower Giveaway

Haute Mommy officially has 100 followers on the blog! Thank you!
To celebrate we're giving away a copy of the book Dad's Pregnant Too! It's is a "witty and wise guide to everything you and your partner will encounter along the way (but what no one ever tells you)" A winner will be randomly selected from our public followers Saturday Oct 16th at noon PST. This book would make a great co-ed baby shower gift if you're not expecting yourself!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mama Wants

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a live seminar given by Lisa Druxman (the founder of Stroller Strides) on her newest program Mama Wants. The DVD series, Mama Wants Her Body Back is different from Lisa's previous programs because it's just for mom! "The short 20 minute workouts take into account your busy lifestyle as a mom. Fit one in before your family wakes up, during a child's nap time or anytime that works for you. They're short but super efficient!" (If you're interested in learning how you can work out with your baby check out our giveaway of Lisa's book Lean Mommy) I just wanted to share some of the points from the seminar that have really stuck in my mind and that you can implement on your own.

*It's all about baby steps!*
-You don't have to make the best food choice, just make a better choice
-Engage your abs at all times... grocery shopping, cleaning, etc.
-Try to be a healthy example for your children; this will in turn make you eat healthier too

KEGELS. I've always heard people (doctors, celebrities, friends, etc.) talk about how important kegels are but I never understood why. The pelvic floor muscles are attached to your lower abs aka the mommy pooch! Seriously, put your fingers on your lower abs on the inside of your hip bones and above your pelvic bone and do some kegels right now! You can actually feel your lower abs muscles moving! And the best part is you can do them any time, even when you're driving! Lisa also talked about creating a "butterfly effect" by telling other moms what we learned so that they can tell other moms and so on... So please share these tips with other moms you know!

Lisa Druxman and I after the seminar.