Wednesday, April 20, 2011

September Sweet Peas FB Group

From the Bump:

A great idea came out today that some of us may want to connect through Facebook as well as the Bump. It's more personal, and I think it's a great idea.

I've set up a FB group called "September Sweet Peas - 2011" so either search for that or follow this link!

I'm noticing it's asking me to approve people when they want to join the group. I thought I had made the group open so this wouldnt happen. I'll try to get that fixed, and in the meantime, I'll accept people as soon as I can. I'm on often - even at work (shh) so it shouldnt take me too long to respond if I do have to approve requests!

Looking forward to chatting with you all on Fb as well!

Tarah (twinkle_toez69)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Onesie Exchange: Using Elfster for Secret Q&As

If you open your email from Elfster with your draw, click on "See your draw"

You're brought to the name of your Sept. Momma .. if she has a wishlist or any information, you will see this in the center of the page.

If she has added her mailing address, you will see it in the left hand column. If she has not, you can use "Secret Q&A" to ask her to either update this.

If she has not listed her bumpie name, you can ask this in a Secret Q&A as well so that you know who to "look for" on the board!

There is a tab for "Secret Q&A" where you can scroll down and free-text a question to her -- use this to find out more about your Sept.Momma and what she might like for her LittleOne .. some question ideas:

- Are you team pink? blue? green?

- What is your nursery theme?

- Sept. is the beginning of football season -- do you and DH cheer for any teams in particular?

- Is there anything you definitely DO NOT need or want?

Also, often when I have participated in exchanges in the past - participants will create polls or other like posts on the board with groups of questions like these, hoping that their bumpie will participate and everyone will get a few additional ideas..

Have fun, all!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Weeks 15-20 Video On Baby's Growth

Hey momma's. Here's the link to the video for baby's growth and development for weeks 15-20. Enjoy!

Onesie Exchange Information

Thank you Pharmernicole for putting this together for us! The following is from her original post on The Bump:

"It wouldn't necessarily need to be onesies, I suppose, but it's a starting point :) We could say that there should be at least one onesie for the sake of consistency?

How it works: Whoever elects to participate signs up (via this link). Deadline to sign up = April 18th (I figured tax day will be over...) After the signup deadline, Elfster will send you a message with the name of the person who you drew, and you can send them anonymous messages via Elfster ("Are you having a girl or a boy?" .. "Does DH have a favorite NFL/College football team?" etc..) or create polls on the Sept 2011 Mom board that participants can answer.

As the gift-giver, you pull together a personalized gift package for your momma-to-be, and mail it by the exchange date (five weeks: June 1st 2011) Once you receive your package, take a photo and post to the board to share with everyone and thank your Bumpie!

1. In your Elfster account, be sure to include your mailing address so your 'secret santa' knows where to send your surprise. I have the exchange set up so your address is only visible to the person who is your 'secret santa'

2. Within Elfster you can create a "gift list" including things that you and DH like, nursery themes, registry information, etc.

3. We'll set a $25 limit. I tend to go over a bit, but that's because I can't resist the little stuff.. :)

4. It's up to you (gift giver) if you'd like to reveal yourself within your package or wait until it is posted on the board.

5. Be sure on Elfster to include your 'bumpie' name so your 'secret santa' knows who to watch for posting on the board - i.e. mine is Nicole (pharmernicole) Olson.

Any questions?? Let me know.. Excited?!?!!? I am.."