Sunday, November 27, 2016

9x12 Funny Kitchen Sign from Nicolette's Creations Giveaway - 2 WINNERS

Add some humor to your kitchen with the Funny Kitchen Sign Set from Nicolette's Creations.  These canvas signs are available individually and as sets.  You choose your size and color.  The colors used on the signs in the photo are distressed white and black vinyl.  Colors can be customized.  

These would make such awesome Christmas gifts this year!  Buy a set at a discounted price and break them up for friends and family.  They're sure to get a laugh.

This classy Dalai Lama Inspirational Quite Sign will inspire and encourage you throughout your day.  This can be done in any color background and any quote.  You get to customize your size.

Custom orders are always welcome.  If you have a specific idea, this artist will work with you to create a custom piece just for you.  Be sure to check out all of their unique handmade signs in their Etsy shop!

Giveaway Time:  Nicolette's Creations is giving TWO lucky winners a 9x12 funny kitchen sign of their choice!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Custom Christmas Caricature Cards from Caricatures Cartoons

Blow your friends and family away with the unique Christmas Caricature Cards from the Etsy shop, Caricature Cartoons!  How fun are these?!  

I'm in love with this artist and her one-of-a-kind creations.  She has been drawing for 17 years and loves to draw in on paper by hand, mostly for families.  She has 66 100% positive feedback ratings which is a lot for personalized art.  It's clear to see that she loves what she does and customers are pleased with her work!

You will receive a high quality digital scanned drawing that is ready to be printed on the paper of your choice.  Minor corrections/changes can be made to the final work if required. You have your choice of a black, white and red Christmas caricature up to 3 family members + pet.  Additional people are $20.  Color Christmas caricatures include 3 family members + pet, $30 for additional person.

You can even choose to have 5x7 gloss finish greeting cards sent to you at an additional cost.

You will need to send in a few photos of your family and the scene/action you have in mind.  From the time this shop receives your photos, the process only takes up to 4 days. This shop owner asks you to provide a little description about the people to be drawn so she can get a sense of their character.  You can also request that something be written on your caricature.  Don't you love that it's so custom?  

Be different and send something memorable this year.  Caricatures Cartoons will knock everyone's socks off!

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Nature Anywhere Birds-I-View Window Bird Feeder

Now you can bring nature right up to your windowsill.  This is the best gift for the nature lover in your life.  The Birds-I-View Window Bird Feeder from Nature Anywhere is a premium quality bird feeder that sticks to your window.  The suction cups are strong and hold this nicely in place.  The handy sliding feed tray allows you to easily replace the seeds.  Each feeder is made with high quality, anti-UV plastic glass.  

Once out of the box, it's ready to use.  Just stick to your window and you're set!  This is wonderful for kids, too!  I think it's safe to say indoor cats appreciate it also.

You can purchase this at Nature Anywhere and at over 50 retailers in the U.S.  With their 100% money back guarantee, you can't go wrong.  Just return it and they will refund every penny or replace it if there is a problem.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dipsy Dabber 3-Pack Giveaway - 3 WINNERS!

Paint touchup around your home has never been easier thanks to Dipsy Dabber!  I am SO excited to share this innovative product with you all.

We just moved recently and there were some spots on walls and trim that needed touching up.  Luckily, the previous homeowner left the gallon of paint that was used throughout our home.  Instead of lugging around that heavy can, finding a stir stick and cleaning a messy brush, I used my handy dandy Dispy Dabber!

The Dispy Dabber is a small container with a built-in paint brush in the lid.  Yes, you read that right - BUILT-IN!  The container features a label so you know exactly the brand and color in case you need to buy more. The air tight lid is perfect for long-term paint storage.  There is absolutely NO clean up!  It's simple to use and the containers are stackable.  This is hands down the best paint storage solution.  No more messy paint cans.

Each Dipsy Dabber is only $5.99.  If you purchase 3 or more, you will receive FREE SHIPPING.

Giveaway Time:  Dipsy Dabber is giving three lucky winners a 3-Pack of Dipsy Dabbers!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Longstem Overdoor Wall Jewelry Organizer Giveaway

Looking for a unique Christmas present this year for the one that has everything?!  Look no further!  The Overdoor Wall Jewelry Organizer from Longstem Organizers is so cool!  

Now you can turn unused space into beautifully organized jewelry storage.  This company's designs are so unique that they are patented.  This organizer can hold over 300 pieces of jewelry with a total of 38 hooks.

Jewelry will stay neatly organized right at your fingertips.  This sturdy piece is made of heavy-duty, powder-coated steel and looks pretty enough to hang on a bedroom wall, over any door or inside a closet.  The two-piece organizer includes two door mounts, four wall mounts for hanging and a removable plastic tray with six compartments.  Hardware is included.  

Available in white, black, or bronze.

Giveaway Time:  Longstem Organizers is giving one lucky reader an Overdoor/Wall Jewelry Organizer in the color of your choice!

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Funky Monkey Favorites

I am very sun-conscious when it comes to my skin.  I want a product that will protect me from the sun's harmful rays without the heavy greasy feel.  The Daily Defense Moisturizer with SPF 30 from Skin Authority is my go-to daily sunscreen.  I have been using this for a while now and it has not made me break out or clogged my pores.

This multipurpose, vitamin and botanical rich daily moisturizer hydrates, nourishes and protects in one simple, dry finish step.  It works extremely well under my makeup.  After application, it dries quickly and does not feel sticky at all.  The exclusive dry touch technology is what makes this moisturizer so special.  

It's water resistant and contains aloe, antioxidant, vitamins and marine extracts.  If you're looking for a daily sunscreen that does not smell like chemicals and leaves your skin feeling protected without a heavy, oily feeling, this is the formula for you.

Funbites - Make meals FUN!

Funbites makes preparing food and eating fun for you and your little one!  Funbites has been recognized as one of BuzzFeed's 34 of the best products from Shark Tank.  

It's time to say goodbye to junk food and hello to fun, bite-sized shapes.  Kids go crazy for Funbites.  Now moms and dads everywhere can make eating enjoyable for picky eaters.  With over 30 design and innovation awards, it's no wonder everyone is crazy in love with this awesome company.

Funbites are BPA-free and dishwasher safe for easy clean up.  There are so many designs to choose from so your child never gets bored.

Right now you can take 20% OFF with the code FunbitesRocks!  You also receive FREE SHIPPING when you buy 3 or more.  Think holiday gifts!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Wilsons Leather Marc New York Wool Overcoat - SALE!

Marc New York Double Breasted Pea Coat w/ Storm Collar   Happy Veterans Day!  To celebrate this special day, I am reviewing this gorgeous pea coat historically worn by U.S. naval officers.  The pea coat style is so versatile and can be worn over a suit or with denim to dress up your casual look. 

This is my first pea coat and I am very happy to have received this from Wilsons Leather.  Not only do they carry leather coats, but they offer a great selection of non-leather coats and accessories for your stylish family.  The Marc New York Pea Coat caught my attention due to its classic double breasted style, but I saw it was modernized with a removable quilted bib to ward off the cold weather.   

In my opinion, this pea coat leans towards an overcoat style that looks like a pea coat.  An overcoat can be worn over a suit or blazer jacket and hits mid-length, meaning it falls between the crotch and knees, which this coat does.  Touting this coat’s versatility, you can also dress it down by wearing it with more casual clothing.  You’ll still look smart, stay warm and not be “overdressed” when it’s time to take the coat off. 

Two open hand pockets enable you to store items that you need to access right away or can be used to keep your hands warm.  A hidden zippered breast pocket adds to this coat’s usefulness to keep important items such as your wallet of phone safe, while still being able to access them quickly.  Button tabs at each cuff enhance the classic style of this coat. 

The shell is made of 60% wool and the rest a combination of man-made materials including polyester.  The bib, lining, and fill are made from polyester which I like because it helps wick moisture from the body while keeping warmth inside.  The bib included is removed by unzipping the ¾ length zipper hidden by the button placket and cannot be seen if removed. 

Bottom Line:  Prepare yourself for the cold and check out the Marc New York Double Breasted Pea Coat available from Wilsons Leather.  Available in ink blue and black.  Today they have an extra 50% Off Sitewide and Free Shipping in the U.S. over $75!  Go to Wilsons Leather to check it out and don’t get left out in the cold!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Kohl's Cares: Together We Can Do More For Kids

The Funky Monkey LOVES Kohl's Cares.  Right now you can pick up a classic book and plush toy for only $5 each.  100% of the net profit will be donated to children's health initiatives nationwide.

From Curious George to Corduroy, your little ones will love to learn about these old friends you had as a child.

The 'Tis The Season Holiday Cookbook is a WONDERFUL book full of over 100-kid-friendly cookie, bar and candy recipes and gorgeous color photos.  This hardcover book is only $5!  A steal!  I'm amazed this hardcover book is so inexpensive.  This would be the sweetest gift for families this Christmas.

Pick up your $5 classic books and toys at a Kohl's store near you or on  We love a company that gives back!

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Sky Pony Press: That's Not the Monster We Ordered

What a darling book!  I always look at children's books and say to myself, will my class love this?  Sure enough, this book was an instant hit!  Wonderful story, engaging illustrations...they loved it.

That's Not the Monster We Ordered by Tara Black, Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones is a fun, silly twist on household pets that children will want to read again and again.

The day the Turner family gets their very own monster is a momentous event in the neighborhood.  Everyone gathers for the occasion.  The monster can roar louder than a lion, leap down the stairs better than any Slinky, and eat grass so no one needs to mow.  Based on the Turners' experience, investing in a monster seems like a great idea! 

Except, the monster that shows up isn't the monster they ordered at all.  Their monster likes to pull pranks and paint murals, and when he eats grass, he gets gas!  He isn't a good baker and he smells!  Will the family return their defective monster?  Or will the monster find a way to win their love?

This is a fantastic book about unconditional love and acceptance.  This would make such a cute Christmas gift this year!  Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Sky Pony Press website.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Carolee: Gramercy Park Dramatic Necklace

Those jewels, those colors!  The Gramercy Park Dramatic Necklace is a showstopper.  This bold, yet feminine piece is adorned with multiple shaped glass stones and cascading goldtone chains.  Its dramatic shape is like nothing I've seen before.  If you love unique accessories, don't let this one get away.  Perfect for any season, the Gramercy Park Necklace will instantly become an eye-catcher.  

This stunner features a lobster claw closure and Carolee's famous worldwide lifetime guarantee.  The length is 22 inches and the frontal drop length is 38 inches.

As always, your Carolee accessories will come carefully packaged in their satin drawstring bags and signature brown and gold boxes.  Perfect for storing your jewelry in or for gift giving.


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$20 Gift Certificate from Cakery 26 Giveaway

Cakes in a jar?  Yes, please!  Cakery 26 offers delicious cakes in a jar in a wide variety of flavors.   This company also offers gourmet desserts, coffee, and gluten free options  You can shop for everyone on your list this holiday season!

Now you can mix and match any 2 flavors or 4 flavors.  You choose your cake, icing and filling.  Send these handy jars as a gift or enjoy as a delicious midnight snack or after dinner treat.  

There is no need for refigeration for up to seven days, and they can be frozen for up to one year.  Each cake in a jar is equivalent to two cupcakes.  The mason jars are also reusable!

I'm sure you can think of many people who would love to try these yummy creations.  These unique and tasty jars would be so comforting this holiday season.  Great for teachers, coaches, friends family, party favors...the list goes on and on.

Giveaway Time:  Cakery 26 is giving one lucky reader a $20 store credit!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

PrimaLush Luxury Robe from Berkshire Blanket Giveaway

Talk about cozy!  The PrimaLush Luxury Robe from Berkshire Blanket has quickly become one of my favorite fall items!  Now you can take the comfort of your beloved blanket away from the bed with this luxurious robe.

This high quality robe features premium yarns and a subtle sheen.  It's like wrapping yourself up in a cloud, and I love that it keeps me warm without feeling heavy.  It really does feel like I'm wearing my favorite blanket.  Two convenient pockets help keep your hands warm and the sash keeps the robe securely fastened.

This is a unisex fit available in small/medium and large/extra large. Choose from three gorgeous colors: Hazy Sky, Moonbeam and Plum Smoke.  This robe would make a wonderful holiday gift this year!  

Giveaway Time:  Berkshire Blanket is giving one lucky reader a PrimaLush Luxury Robe in the color of their choice!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Post-it Brand

My life would not be complete without Post-it Brand products.  I use their sticky notes in my classroom, at home and in my car.  Now that my kids are in 7th and 9th grade, they are starting to jump on the Post-it Notes bandwagon, too!  They are so great for homework reminders, important dates, etc.  They're also very helpful tools for my students.  We use them to write one thing we've learned after a lesson and they love adding them to our chart.

I was especially excited to see their awesome Post-it Metallic Notes Cube.  The super sticky notes and lined note paper Post-it Notes also come in handy when you need a bit more space to write on.

Post-it Brand has everything from cute shaped notes such has paw prints and cupcakes to weekly calendars and even dry erase surface rolls and sheets.  I love seeing all of the fun color collections this company comes up with.  Their sticky notes add such a fresh pop of color that instantly brightens my day and keeps me organized.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016


My son is on the cross country team, and the heat here in California really takes a toll on his body.  Thank goodness for EnduraCool.  This company sent over some really awesome products that keep him comfortable during long runs.

When the lightweight towel is soaked in water, wrung out and snapped, the instant cooling technology is activated to chill the fabric's surface temperature by up to 30 degrees.  Place the towel around your neck for instant relief from the heat.  The towel comes in different colors and patterns for everyone.  It's so easy to take it with you in a backpack or sports bag.

EnduraCool also offers an entire line of Instant Cooling Gear and Accessories for the entire family.  From cooling hats, skull caps, headbands, sleeves and more...your family will always stay cool during activities.

I'm a big fan of this company and feel all children and fitness enthusiasts should have their products.  It's a great line that everyone needs to know about!

11x14 Personalized Print from Picture It Personal Giveaway

We get so excited when we feature Picture It Personal.  This awesome Etsy shop creates unique, personalized prints that will leave you speechless.

The Personalized Tree Carving Print is so romantic and would make a wonderful anniversary or wedding gift. This forest scene features your names on the tree.  This shop will digitally "carve" whatever you wish into the tree in this original photograph.  Add a date under the heart for a one-of-a-kind gift.  You can even add children's names below the date to create a beautiful piece of family art.

The relaxing Personalized Beach Print can be created with any names and date.  You can also write a special message in the sand.  You have your choice of up to four lines at 10 characters per line.  This would be so sweet for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day.

Prints are available as a digital file or canvas.  Matted prints are available also.

Giveaway Time:  Picture It Personal is giving one lucky reader an 11x14 Personalized Print of their choice!

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The Funky Monkey Favorites

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now.  Why not treat yourself to a high quality pencil set. The Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils are so pigmented and make all my pages pop.

This vibrant set of 24 pencils are thick, blend beautifully on paper, vellum, wood or plastic film, and will always remain bright and brilliant thanks to their light and water resistant formula.

The fun metal case helps keep all of your pencils organized and is so easy to take with you on the go. Visit Prismacolor to learn about all of their high quality products.

Now that I've made going to the gym a priority, I don't leave home without my 808 Audio Ear Canz Wireless Earbuds.  These affordable earbuds fit my on the go lifestyle without the hassle of a long wire.  I'm able to control volume, tracks and even take calls with the in-line microphone. 

The sound quality is amazing, but I expected that knowing this was an 808 Audio product.  These earbuds did not disappoint!  Going to be doing some traveling?  Need a new pair for the gym?  These are the earbuds for you, and they don't break the bank.

Products provided from Prismacolor and 808 Audio.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Funky Monkey Favorites

The 100% Pure Argan Oil To Go from Josie Maran Cosmetics has saved my skin!  Now that the fall weather is creeping up, my skin has been so dry.  No matter what I used, the dry patches on my face looked even worse when I wore foundation.  I decided to mix one small drop of Josie Maran's argan oil with my foundation on the back of my hand and it worked like a charm.  My skin was moisturized, hydrated and it helped my foundation look smooth and even.  I'm hooked.   This magical formula is pure, free of chemicals and makes my skin happy.

I have a brand new favorite set of pens!  The highly rated Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens write like a dream and dry 3x faster for reduced smearing.  As a teacher, these pens rock my world!  I am never without a color I need.  They're so vivid and gorgeous!  The ergonomic comfort grip feels great and the smooth, flowing gel ink brightens up all my notes.  One thing is for sure, I will never be without these fantastic pens. By the way, these make excellent gifts for teachers!

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