Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Giveaway: Handmade Pillow of your choice from Patti Haskins Critter Central

We just love finding phenomenal talent on Etsy!  Patti Haskins is a self-taught artist that loves animals. Whether crocheted, sewn, painted, or computer generated, chances are the subject matter will be an animal, most likely a cat or dog.


What a gorgeous decorative cat pillow made from teal batik cotton!  This cat licking his paw is handmade with love.  This talented artist draws on the fabric and then sews around the drawing.  What a gorgeous work of art.

This pillow measures 9".  It comes stuffed with polyfill to be about 2" thick.  Black golden fluid acrylic paint is used to hand draw this unique cat.


Save a space on your couch for this decorative dog pillow!  The cute dachshund dog is made with beautiful blue and orange batik fabric.  It's hand painted, cut, sewn, stuffed and ready to join your household.

These one-of-a-kind pillows also make excellent gifts!

Giveaway Time:  Patti Haskins Critter Central is giving one lucky reader their choice of one stock pillow valued at $35!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Funky Monkey Favorites!


I LOVE ACURE!  This is the first and only all-natural foaming shave gel that actually foams and dispenses just like dad's old stuff.  This is powered by air!  Forget the nasty gases or environmentally insensitive bag-in-can packaging.  You can feel great knowing that you're helping Mother Earth while using this wonderful product.  The packaging is 100% recyclable PET with a patented air compression dispenser that creates real shaving foam.  The formula contains soothing aloe, calendula and blue chamomile.  It's my new favorite shave gel and I don't see that changing anytime soon!


Oh Suja, why are you so good to me?!  This line of organic juices really gets me up and going first thing in the morning.  I love drinking their green juices.  Drinking a Suja juice makes me more aware of the things that I'm putting into my body and I make better choices throughout the day.  When you start your morning off with such pure and natural ingredients, it's pretty hard to put junk inside after you've felt just how good Suja makes you feel.

You will experience the best quality organic and Non-GMO juice.  Suja has become the nation's leader in organic and cold-pressured juice.  All of their bottles are BPA-free and OU certified Kosher.  Suja uses cold pressure, also known as High Pressure Processing (HPP) instead of high heat, to extend shelf life and to help maintain essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes.  I've even seen these at Target.  Try some today!

Product provided from Acure and Suja.  All opinions are my own.

Giveaway: PrimaLush Bed Blanket or VelvetLoft Plush Sheet Set from Berkshire Blanket


Now you can surround yourself with plush fabric for a heavenly bedtime experience. The VelvetLoft Plush Sheets Set is seriously cozy!  This set will make you want to stay in bed all day.  I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing, but one thing is for sure, you won't want to take them off your bed!

All sheet sets include a fitted bottom sheet, pillowase and a flat top sheet.  The king size set comes with two king size pillowcases, the queen and full sets come with two standard pillowcases and the twin set includes one standard pillowcase.  They're also very easy to machine wash and dry.  Available in cream, eggplant, loden, blue, flaxseed and grey dust.


The PrimaLush Bed Blanket is the perfect cozy and luxurious layer.  The sizes comfortably fit a twin, full, queen or king bed.  It's perfect for all seasons.  My daughter loves cuddling up with her blanket even during the summer months.  Available in cream, linen, chateau grey, pink champagne, silver sage and true white.

Giveaway Time:  Berkshire Blanket is giving one lucky reader a PrimaLush Bed Blanket or VelvetLoft Plush Sheet Set in the size and color of their choice!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Funky Monkey Favorites!


Thumbs Up! is such a blast to play with your kids!  It's time to race to scoop the loops!  The goal of the game is to be the first to stack different colored rings on your thumb based on the order shown on each challenge card.  It's not as easy as it seems!

The 50 challenge cards require each player to focus on the order of numbers to match their colors correctly.  Different variations of play make this a must have game for parties, family game night and in the classroom!  It's fun for all ages 6 and up, 2-6 players.  The play time is 10 minutes.  What a great way to improve visual perception skills, focus and attention and processing speed.


Whether you call it imagination or magic, everything Sophie draws comes to life.  One day when Sophie is feeling lonely, she draws herself a friend.  But the polar bear cub is not very happy in Sophie's room where it's just too warm.  So Sophie tries again.  However, the duck wants to swim in a pool full of water, and the giraffe is too tall for her tiny room!  Once the elephant shows up, things begin to get a little too wild and Sophie demands that everyone goes outside.  In the backyard, Sophie meets someone new, someone who just happens to be an expert lion trainer.  It looks like Sophie's magic has paid off!  

This creative book will teach your child how to combat loneliness with persistence, creativity and a little imagination.  The watercolor illustrations are beautiful and the sweet journey of friendship is the perfect story for little ones.  I can't wait to share this with my students next year.  Sophie's Animal Parade is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound.


You will want to get your hands on Cascade Ice this summer!  This refreshing sparking water is available in three categories and 31 great tasting varieties.  31!  You'll definitely find many that you'll love.  Now you can experience guilt free taste with zero calories.  Cascade Ice is sodium free, caffeine free and gluten free.  There are zero grams of sugar and no carbs.  It's definitely become my go-to summer beverage.  Find crisp and flavorful Cascade Ice in a local store near you.


Loving the fun and colorful Post-it Brand Pattern Flags!  These flags makes it so easy to find and reference information.  I'm going to be using these like crazy in my classroom, and my own kids will find these super handy when studying.  

These stylish flags stay put until you decide to remove them.  The handy dispenser keeps flags organized and easy to find.  Each collection features 20 flags per pattern.  Check out all the patterns Post-it Brand Pattern Collections has to offer.  Isn't it time to get organized the colorful way?

Memorial Day: Celebrate. Honor. Remember.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Giveaway: GreenPan Turquoise Non-Stick Open Frypan 2 Piece Set


I'm sure you will agree that the Turquoise Non-Stick Open Frypan 2 Piece Set is beautiful to look at and they will change the way you cook.  These pans are manufactured without PFOA.  The coating is safe and does not contain any toxic chemicals or persistent pollutants.  Rest assured you are cooking your food in a healthy pan!  There are no toxic fumes released even if the pan is heated up to 450 degrees. This is something that is a must in my home.  I feel confident that we are not ingesting nasty chemicals.

These high quality pans feature stay-cool bakelike handles that feel good in your hand.  There are no hot spots with the extra thick base.  The heat is distributed perfectly and I've never been disappointed in their performance.  

The set includes one 7" and one 10" open frypan.  They're super easy to clean and cook eggs like a dream. Food slides right off!

Giveaway Time:  GreenPan is giving one lucky reader this turquoise 2 piece set!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

My Tiny Diva: Bubblegum Beads Necklace Kits & More!

Get colorfully creative with My Tiny Diva!  This fun Etsy shop offers the highest quality chunky bubblegum beads necklace kids and jewelry supplies.  New items are added weekly so be sure to check back often.  


Oh those colors and sparkles!  The NEW Rainbow Summertime Fun Chunky Bubblegum Bulk Mix includes all the colors of the rainbow.  Includes 100ct of 20mm beads all paired in a lovely assortment of spring/summer solids, polka dots, stripes and rhinestones.  Each lot makes five complete necklaces.


Here's one of their TOP SELLERS!  Customers rave about this awesome kit.  The Get Started Kit/Set for Chunky Bubblegum Beads comes with a bead design tray, crimp pliers, wire and all the findings for one great value.  Now you can take all the guess work out.  This includes everything you will need to get started with your new beading hobby.

Crimp plier
Pink velvet dead design tray
Set of 10 crown toggle clasps
100 non tarnish 4mm silver spaces
100 6mm pearl mix spacers
150 3mm crimp tubes
100 4mm faceted clear spacers
100 meters of .45 tiger tail nylon coated beading wire equals 328 feet!  That's a ton of necklaces!

Discount Time:  Right now you can get FREE shipping with the code FREESHIP40 on orders over $40.  You will also receive a FREE gift with purchase on orders over $50.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Brina Box: Essential Glamour

Have you checked out Brina Box?  What are you waiting for?  It's a website full of fashionable finds at incredible prices!  I'm in love with this company.  Check out these amazing finds.


Seriously...the cutest top ever.  This Floral Front Top is casual, flirty and fun.  Loving the feminine floral print and high low style.


The Soft Flow Blouse is insanely sophisticated and comfortable!  I own this and I must say, it's seriously one of my favorite tops to wear.  It's currently on sale for only $11.99 in black, burgundy and ivory.  Snag one while you can!


Stripes meets lace...be still my heart.  The Lace Pocket Stripe Blouse is a must-have wardrobe staple this summer!  Effortless style at its best.


Oh so classic!  The Stripe Midi Dress is one of their best sellers.  Available in black, navy, coral, aqua and beige.  You'll want them all.

Head on over to Brina Box today.  There's a great sale going on right now.  $5 flat rate shipping and FREE shipping on all orders over $75.  

Clarks: Beeston Cap in Ox-Blood Leather



Clarks Beeston Cap in Ox-Blood Leather – Exuding sophistication and timeless style, these balmoral (also called oxford) dress shoes belongs in every gentleman’s wardrobe.  Clarks is world famous for their Desert Boot and I was a bit surprised to find a large collection of handsome dress shoes on their website.  The Clarks Beeston Cap features a cap toe, is versatile, and can be paired perfectly with dress pants, corduroys, and even jeans.




No break-in time needed – right off the bat these shoes were comfortable!  Also, these shoes are true to size; whatever size tennis shoes and dress shoes you currently wear, buy the same size if you order from Clarks’ website. 


I love how the topline is padded to keep your ankles nice and cushioned.  The heel is 1” in height and the soles are well padded maximizing comfort throughout the day.  This Beeston Cap in Ox-Blood is crafted of luxurious leather.  Traditionally, dying leather in oxblood is a bit more complicated as there are extra steps carefully taken to get the rich beautiful color.  Looking at these shoes closely, I cannot help but admire how well these shoes were put together.  The stitching is even and looks like it will hold up for years of use.  The lining material is made of fabric and is very soft to the touch.


I recommend you visit Clarks.  I spent quite some time admiring their vast offerings of shoe styles for the entire family.  They have also have causal, boots, active, desert boots, sandals, and even heels, to name a few.  They also have a variety of fits for different foot sizes.

Bottom Line:  The Clarks Beeston Cap in Ox-Blood leather are my new go-to shoes when I can only bring one pair of shoes when travelling.  They look sophisticated, exude a timeless style, and are highly versatile.  Visit Clarks and you will surely find a pair of shoes that will be a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

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Giveaway: Fingerprint Keychain from LilyBud Designs

We are so excited to be featuring Lilybud Designs for all of you again!  We adore this Etsy shop.


This Child Fingerprint Keychain is absolutely precious.  What a memorable Father's Day gift this would be! Now can you put your beloved little one's fingerprint in silver so they will always be close.  You will receive one chunky dog tag style keychain with one fingerprint/thumbprint.  This is handcrafted out of 99.9% silver. They are pure silver and will not tarnish as sterling silver does.


How sweet!  The Dog Nose Personalized Silver Round Keychain is so cool.  This is a fantastic gift for dog lovers everywhere!  Celebrate your new puppy or honor the memory of your beloved pet with this unique keychain.  The charm's surface is imprinted with the actual texture from your dog's nose print.

Giveaway Time:  Lilybud Designs is giving one lucky reader a personalized Single Fingerprint Keychain! A $70+ value.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Funky Monkey Favorites!


Is it just me or do I wait an extra long time for my kids to put on their shoes before leaving the house?! Thank goodness this problem has been solved.  My daughter and I love Laceez - the no-tie shoelace!  These are a dream come true.  Laceez are comfortable, saves time, stylish and simple to use.  Forget dangling shoelaces that get in the way.  These no-tie laces offer a clean, sleek look and come in a variety of colors.  I wish I had known about them sooner. My kids would have had Laceez on all of their shoes growing up!


Kettle cooked apples that are ready to eat on-the-go...YES!  Now you can dive your fork into your favorite fruit with Big Slice.  Throw these in a gym bag, school backpack or purse.  When the mid-day munchies hit, Big Slice pouches are an oh-so-convenient option. Each pouch contains ready to eat cooked apples and wholesome ingredients.  There are 16 amazing flavors to choose from.  Naturally gluten free and low in calories, these refreshing apple pouches will leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt. 

Giveaway: Sigyn Earrings from Emily Gibbons Jewelry - 2 WINNERS!

Emily Gibbons Jewelry is so unique!  I am so intrigued with their one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.  I received the most gorgeous gold earrings.  The Sigyn Earrings feature hammered brass plates with moonstones and intricate gold fill wire wrapped drops.  The wire detail is absolutely beautiful.  What phenomenal attention to detail.


You may select the gemstone of your choice.  You have your choice of moonstone, aquamarine, labradorite or citrine.  Available in brass, sterling silver or 14k gold fill.


Their Spring Collection is to die for!


Giveaway:  Emily Gibbons Jewelry is giving TWO lucky readers a pair of Sigyn Earrings with the gemstone of their choice!  Your choice of brass, sterling silver or 14k gold fill.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Landon Lacey: White Druzy Necklace


The beautiful White Druzy Necklace you see pictured is from Landon Lacey of course!  If you've been following me for a while now, you know this is one of my all-time favorite Etsy shops.  The quality and designs from Landon Lacey are indescribable.  

This is a solid necklace that I wear time and time again.  It's one of those pieces that quickly becomes your go-to-accessory  I chose this necklace with black beads and it coordinates with everything.



This long necklace features a central pendant of white druzy with a gold plated tassel.  The gold hammered toggle clasp is really pretty.  It's these little details that make Landon Lacey so special.  

This boho-chic necklace comes with different chain options:  turquoise, labradorite, moonstone or onyx. You can even upgrade from a gold plated tassel to a gold filled tassel.

Visit Landon Lacey today.  I can't say enough positive things about this amazing Etsy shop.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Clarks: Ranae Estelle Black Leather Sandals


I love a good strappy sandal.  The Ranae Estelle Black Leather Sandals from Clarks have been my go-to-sandals this summer.  With elements of gladiator styling, this sandal looks great with a pair of skinnies or a dress.  I can easily wear these with a casual or dressier look.   



This chic style features crossover black leather straps, a tapered block heel and buckle fastening.  The block heel adds just the right amount of height without being too low or too high.  I am constantly on my feet in the classroom and these sandals keep up with my busy on-the-go lifestyle.  


Clarks Plus dual density cushioning points help with balance and stability.  The Ortholite footbed keeps my feet feeling good from all day.

This Ranae Estelle style is the perfect combination of edgy meets classic.  Available in  black leather, cognac leather, gold metallic leather and natural snake leather.  I'm happy to say that Clarks has passed my quality, fit and feel test.  I'm sold on this reputable brand and hope to share more styles with you.

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Giveaway: Necklace & Bracelet from With Good Intention - 2 WINNERS!

You're going to love the handcrafted inspirational yoga jewelry from With Good Intention.  I want so many of their pieces.  Just beautiful!


The Moss Agate Tiger Jasper and Amazonite Necklace is made with semiprecious gemstones.  Created with moss agage for strength, tiger jasper for relaxation, and ammonite for courage and truth.  Features a 100% silk hand wrapped and knotted aqua tassel.


Here is another beauty!  The Lilac Stone Earth Jasper and Teal River Stone Necklace is made with semiprecious gemstones.  Features lilac stone for peace, earth jasper for relaxation, teal river stone for positive change, and rose quartz guru for love.  Includes a 100% silk hand wrapped and knotted lilac tassel.

Giveaway Time:  With Good Intention is giving TWO lucky readers the necklace and bracelet of their choice!

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Giveaway: Little Red Riding Hood Baby Bibs from The Cotton Shoppe

If you're a new mommy or you need a baby shower gift, The Cotton Shoppe is just for you!  You will find a lovely variety of quilts, bags, toys, accessories and more!  All of their handmade creations are one-of-a-kind and many items can be personalized or customized.


The Bunnies Personalized Baby Bib is made to order and features cute little rabbits.  The top is made from high quality flannel fabric that is machine sewn to pink dotted minky fabric at the back.  If you don't know, minky fabric is so luxurious and soft!  


Oh, I just love this blanket design!  The Personalized Baby Girl Minky Rainbows Blanket is so fun and girly!  I would have ordered this for my daughter when she was younger in a heartbeat!

This blanket features pretty rainbows and unicorns.  The top of the blanket is made from cotton fabric and machine sewn to a pink dotted high quality minky fabric at the back.  The generous size can be used for newborns all the way to toddler years.  Use this as a car seat, stroller, play mat or even swaddle/receiving blanket.  Customization is available upon request.

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Giveaway Time:  The Cotton Shoppe is giving one lucky reader these precious Little Red Riding Hood Baby Bibs!  These bibs are custom made and take two weeks for production.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Giveaway: Beaded Ear Jackets from GlamRocks Jewelry

GlamRocks Jewelry offers an awesome collection of handmade rings, ear jackets, necklaces and rare one-of-a-kind gemstone pieces.  Their sought after jewelry designs will make really great gifts, too!


These Beaded Gold Ear Jackets are so cool.  Their delicate and simple, yet dramatic and edgy.  These handcrafted ball posts and spike ear jacket backs can be interchanged and worn on the backside of the year with any post earring.  

The set includes two ball posts and two beaded spike ear jackets.  You can also just purchase the ear jackets.  Choose from 14k gold filled or sterling silver.


The Black Stud Gold Drop Earrings are so unique.  Mix and match these onyx, sterling silver and gold filled ear jackets.  There are two front options and two back options in their shop.  They can all be sold separately or as sets.  You will receive two onyx posts and two drop chain onyx bullet studs on a gold filled curb chain.


Giveaway Time:  GlamRocks Jewelry is giving one lucky reader a pair of beaded gold ear jackets!  Your choice of gold filled or sterling silver.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Funky Monkey Favorites!


LOVING these awesome car magnets from Natural Life!  This company simply rocks!  Use these on your car, fridge, or in your classroom!  These large magnets will add a touch of joy to your day.  Available in a bunch of cute designs.


Stickers, stickers and more stickers!  From scratch & sniff, fuzzy, and sparkly, you'll find stickers that your little one will enjoy.  Great for parents, teachers and kiddos!  Start their sticker collection off right with the terrific sticker designs from Peaceable Kingdom.

Crabtree & Evelyn: Mother's Day Gift Idea


Head on over to Crabtree & Evelyn to pick up this amazing soap gift box for Mother's Day!  It's gorgeous! You will receive a variety of ten bars of soap in a lovely reusable floral tin box.  It's a really impressive gift that will last a long time.  Plus, the beautiful box can be repurposed.

Available in store only.