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#OMBFavoriteThings2017 Wrapup and a {GIVEAWAY} | Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

#OMBFavoriteThings2017 Wrapup and a {GIVEAWAY}

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*UPDATE (2/4/17 8PM est – GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED – Congrats to my winner, Nancy! Thanks to all the entered*

If you follow any of my social media channels then you’ve seen me posting about the Orlando Moms Blogs Favorite Things Party. Here is a close up look for all of the goodies I got (worth OVER $500!!) and a chance to get a few for yourself!


Our sparkling party took place on the Sun Trust Terrace at the Orlando Science Center with decor of black and gold glitter. It was the perfect setting for a much needed moms night out, and a great opportunity to get to know the other Orlando Moms Blog contributors. Even though I have been writing for them for the better part of the year I have only met a handful at events.

Photo courtesy of Joanna Moore Photography {joannamoorephotography.com}

Photo courtesy of Joanna Moore Photography {joannamoorephotography.com}

We dined on a buffet of small bites and desserts under the twinkly lights. Our bar was stocked with Jack and Ginger, Tito Vodka White Cosmos, B4, and Champagne Jello Shots topped with gold glitter. I have been seriously dreaming of this avocado toast and trying to recreate it to no avail! I would love to see what a wedding would look like out on the Terrace. Someone needs to get married and invite me!

Photo courtesy of Joanna Moore Photography {joannamoorephotography.com}

After some dining and drinks we found our seats and prepared to be showered with goodies. I was clueless as to what we were going to get, but I knew it was going to be amazing. Kristi (our fearless leader) did not disappoint! We each got a bag of goodies worth over $500!! And let me tell you, we absolutely hit a few of my favorite things!

Our Favorite Things


First up was B4, the drink you drink before going out drinking. This lightly carbonated, non caffeinated drink is loaded with goodness to help shield your body from the hangover part of a night out. Sounds like an excellent plan for to me!

Website: www.drinkb4.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkB4/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drinkB4

Instagram: instagram.com/drinkb4

Whole Foods

One of my favorite grocery stores was up next! Whole Foods gave us a tasty dark chocolate bar and mint scented soy wax candle. The perfect combination for when mommy needs a time out!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholefoodsorlando/

Facebook: Whole Foods Market

Twitter: @wholefoods #WFMOrlando

Bug Soother from Simply Soothing

In Florida we have a lot of bugs year round. My front door has been invaded by mosquitoes for months and now I have a DEET-free solution! Just a quick spray before heading out the door and we are all good. Get your own here! Our goodie bag from Simply Soothing also had a whole bunch of great smelling air fresheners that you have to check out.




Kayla and Eli Discover Jazz from Searl Studio Kids

Follow Kayla and Eli on their journey to discover all of the sounds of jazz from Dixieland to Big Band Swing. Get your own copy of this bright and colorful hardcover now for you little musician!

Facebook www.facebook.com/searlstudiokids

Pinterest www.pinterest.com/searlstudiokids

Twitter www.twitter.com/searlstudio

Website www.searlstudiokids.com

Fresh Wave

If your house is anything like mine there are these smells you just can’t get rid of. I, of course, blame the children.now I have a whole arsenal of Fresh Wave odor removing products to make my house fresh! Check out all of the products that they offer from laundry booster to candles to gel fresheners AND they are available through Amazon Prime!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/freshwave

Instagram: @freshwaveworks

Twitter: @fresh_wave

Website: www.freshwaveworks.com


We all know I love to bake (example A), but I don’t usually try to go gluten-free or avoid using other allergens. Thankfully Coogies Bake Mix is giving me an easy way to try baking this way…with added veggies!  These will be perfectly safe for school snack when things like peanut butter aren’t allowed.

Website: https://cooggies.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cooggies/




I squealed so loud when Kristi introduced BubbleBum as a sponsor. I have looked into these booster seats for my kids, but had yet to pull the trigger. They are quickly inflatable and when deflated they are small enough to fit in your purse or backpack. Excellent for a trip to grandma’s house!

Website: http://www.bubblebum.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BubbleBumUSLLC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bubblebumusa

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bubblebumusa/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bubblebumusa/

LuLaRoe (w/ Gabby Paris)

I was resistant to all of the Facebook parties and praise from friends about these leggings, but now that I own a pair myself I am IN LOVE and literally never want to take them off. With a size range of 0 to 26 they are literally for everyone and there is a style for all occasions. Get you some!


AllieBead Creations

I love small businesses and any chance I can find to support them I do. This one excited me so much! I have been wanting to get my daughter a gumball necklace for ages…I even toyed around with making one (what?!) and now I have the perfect one within my grasp! AllieBead’s made 2 match bracelets and necklaces are so fun and creative.


Cake Face Soaping

Are you looking for a new face wash? Cake Face has you covered with their vegan pore shrinking formula that might even help those dark spots disappear! My giant pores cannot wait to put this stuff to the test!

Instagram @Kelsey_CakeFace

Facebook: Cake Face Soaping

Twitter: @Kelsey_CakeFace

Kallie & Co

This jewelry company not only makes cruelty-free products, but they give back to various charities in support of women like the Orlando Dream Center and Military Women in Need. They don’t sacrifice style to achieve their goal, either. I love infinities and the bracelet I got is filled with them.

Link: https://www.kallieusa.com/collections/all




Paper Goat Post

Paper Goat Post is working hard to bring back the lost art of letter writing, and they are doing it with style! The company specializes is quality paper products, events, and gifts of all sorts while also offering in-house workshops for things like calligraphy and floral crowns.


Hard Exercise Works

I have watched Crossfitters from afar for years and now I get a chance to try it for myself thanks to Hard Exercise Works! They gave all of us Orlando Moms a 5 week bootcamp to get addicted to the crossfit lifestyle. Hopefully soon I will be looking much more svelte!

Facebook Hard Exercise Works


IG: @heworlando

Moderne Momma Chloe and Isabel

Modern Momma’s Chloe and Isabel shop of trendy jewelry and accessories helps to support her business the Diaper Bank of Central Florida. I am a longtime fan of their jewelry and was so excited to get a new sparkly hairbow.




The Bennet House

I have become a jewelry girl over the past few years. The Bennet House has now given me a handmade gold mom wire bracelet that I can’t imagine wanting to take off any time soon.

Website: www.thebennethouseboutique.com

Etsy Site: www.etsy.com/Shop/TheBennetHouse

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBennetHouse

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebennethouse/


Natterdoodle is a handlettering and calligraphy company that specializes in watercolor designs, hand drawings, and vintage maps.


facebook: www.facebook.com/natterdoodle/



snapchat: natterdoodles

American Girl

That’s right…American Girl! They gave us each a copy of the 2017 Girl of the Year book. Gabriela McBride (2017’s girl!) is a creative soul who surrounds herself with dance, painting, music, and theatre.

Website: www.americangirl.com

Twitter: @American_Girl

Instagram: @americangirlbrand

Quantum Leap Winery

With Florida being the second highest consumer of wine in the United States you know the Orlando Moms had to get wine! Thankfully Quantum Leap Winery with their sustainability processes is based in Orlando.




Erin Condren

I literally screamed with excitement with this reveal. I hugged the beautiful box as soon as it was handed to me. Inside there was a deluxe monthly planner with a fantastic black and gold cover/gold coil  and a designer sticker book. BOTH are things that I had wanted. I still haven’t figured out what I’m going to use it for…I’m sure there will be a blog post about that soon.

My Referral Link (You’ll get a $10 coupon if you sign up through it!)

Instagram: @erincondren https://www.instagram.com/erincondren

Facebook: ErinCondren.com https://www.facebook.com/erincondrendesign/

Twitter: @erincondren – https://twitter.com/ErinCondren

Pinterest: @erincondren – https://www.pinterest.com/erincondren/

Waxing the City

I adore Waxing the City. They are the perfect at keeping your body hair in check 🙂 This lip scrub looks and smells absolutely yummy.


And NOW for the Giveaway Goodies!

My giveaway is an assortment of fun Mama and Baby goodies! From pregnancy through newborn there is a little something for both mom and baby. Promise Prenatal Vitamins get you started with baby wash/lotion from Earth Mama Angel Baby for your newborn and then NurturMe Baby Food for when your little one is ready for something beyond bottles.

NurturMe Organic Baby Food, Promise Prenatal Vitamins, Earth Mama Angel Baby



Another {GIVEAWAY} and more reviews!

Darlene over at Modern Latina Mommy  is also sharing her thoughts and reviews from our Favorite Things party. She dug a little deeper into our food vendors, as well as some of the drawings that were held.

Make sure and check out my co-contributor Jaclyn of Grow Gators‘ review of #OMBFavoriteThings2017 for a chance to win your very own AllieBead Necklace!

What’s Your Favorite?

Well now that you have seen how I’ve been SPOILED by Orlando Moms Blog I want to know what it YOUR favorite??! What would you add to a list of your favorite things?

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  1. playdatesparties

    What an incredible haul! I’ve still avoided the LLR craze. Not really sure these thighs need such bold prints on them. And that booster seat looks incredible. Would love to see an honest, detailed review about it, because it looks like the perfect way to handle situations when we might want to Uber as a family.

    • Anne Marie D

      Hahaha! That is exactly why I veered away from LuLaRoe! However comfort might win out in this case. I still haven’t gotten the BubbleBum out of the box, but when I test it out I’ll let you know 🙂

  2. sunphant

    Wow, that’s an awesome haul! And, the food selection at the event sounded tasty! Champagne shoots??? I may have to try. I have a cousin that is expecting so your giveaway would make a great gift!

  3. sunphant

    Some of my favorite things are the sun, elephants, chocolate, wine, Mexican food, and coffee!

  4. Patty Hancock

    Some of my favorite things are Philosophy Pure Grace, Estee Lauder perfumes, Michael Kors bags

  5. Stephanie Jeannot

    What a bundle of great things to leave with. I love the book Discovering jazz. Cool thing for a could to read. Awesome. Nice, champagne jello shots. Sounds so interesting. Loved the decor.

    • Anne Marie D

      It really was an amazing party! I am so privileged to be apart of Orlando Moms Blog.

  6. zacksmom01

    What a great variety of things! The champagne jello shots i bet are great and in my eyes you can never go wrong with dark chocolate!!

  7. Carmen Rudnick

    I would add L’Bri cosmetics to my list! I had the chance to sample some products and so far I am loving it!

  8. Fiona N

    Some of my favorite things are my baby’s clothes, coffee, coconut, spicy foods…! I love Your favorite things, too 🙂
    Thank You!

  9. sarah tennyson

    I just got into Lula roe and loving the leggings, I also love trader Joe’s chia tea latte

  10. Nancy

    Some of my favorite things are mystery books, my fireplace on a cold day, grilled steak, and chocolate peanut butter cups.

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