Saturday, January 31, 2009

SnorgTees

This giveaway is now closed with 317 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners ~ Rose, Jeff and Mandee, and cari_and_kevin_king!

SnorgTees offers really humorous tees for women and men. I had a jolly good time searching through their site and was sent three mens tees from this hilarious company. My husband loves them all. Each one looks great on him. He especially loves the fit and comfort. They offer a nice variety of colors and designs.

Here is a little bit about the company from their website:

"Here at Snorg, we specialize in pop-culture inspired, random, and all around funny t-shirt designs. Most of the designs on our site are SnorgTees employee creations. But while we think of about 72% of what goes up on the site, 28% of the awesome design ideas come from you, our customers. So if you think you've got a great idea, send it our way."

If you're looking to add some humor to you day, SnorgTees is here for you. They are offering THREE lucky readers a tee of your choice! 

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the tee you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 7th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 8th.

PearlParadise.com

This giveaway is now closed with 367 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ KarenL!
I am still in awe as I write this review. The 7.0-8.0 mm Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace that I received from PearlParadise.com is absolutely breathtaking. My first thought was WOW, which was followed by a gasp and finally a huge smile. How can I incorporate this pearl strand into every outfit I own?!? It's gorgeous. If you think it looks fantastic in the photo, think again ladies, this will blow you away.

Here is some information about the necklace taken from their website:

"This pink to peach pearl necklace is composed of 7.0-8.0mm, natural-color freshwater pearls. They are the highest quality freshwater pearls available, with an inner glow that brings out their warm iridescence. These round (AAA) or near-round (AA+) pearls are individually knotted on twin silk and finished with a 14 karat gold clasp."

Here is a little bit about the company:

"Founded in 1996 and brought online in 2000, Pearl Paradise has grown into the world's largest online pearl company, with 2006 sales topping $20 million. With a custom-built, 1,400-cubic-foot vault filled with pearls, we offer a selection of pearls unlike any other pearl seller, online or off. Our commitment to offering prices 80 percent below retail has accelerated our growth."

If you have never owned a real pearl necklace before, I highly recommend this as your first. It came to me in an elegant gift box and I also received a cleaning cloth to take care of such a prized possession. The color is beautiful, the luster is bright and this high quality piece is one you'll fall in love with.

This necklace is $120 on their website. A very affordable price for such a lovely piece of fine jewelry. PearlParadise.com makes the beauty of pearls available and affordable to everyone. I have my eye on their pearl earrings for Valentine's Day. A hint to the hubby is definitely on my to do list!

PearlParadise.com would like to make you one lucky lady! They are offering their 7.0-8.0 mm Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace to one lucky reader!

To enter this phenomenal GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one other item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name. 

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Marie-Madeline Studio

Marie-Madeline Studio creates handmade clothing, aprons and accessories. I have had the pleasure of reviewing this wonderful company in the past. Click here to read my review on their adorable skirts for girls. We're still getting compliments on my daughter's skirt everywhere we go!

This company was kind enough to send me another one of their fantastic products. I received their Brooke Shopper Bag and I was able to customize it by choosing the fabrics I wanted. I chose their Daydreams collection. They offer such a wide variety of fabrics. 

My Brooke Bag is a great size. I can fit so many things in it, yet it doesn't look like I'm carrying around this huge bag! It's wonderfully handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. The Long ladies over at Marie-Madeline Studio really know what they're doing!

Marie-Madeline Studio would like to offer you 15% OFF when you mention The Funky Monkey in your message to seller.

Friday, January 30, 2009

{AO3} Designs

This giveaway is now closed with 175 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ mel!

Beauty + Quality = {A03} Designs. I received their {Alexis} Clutch and it was dynamite - a true original! I loved the beautiful fabric and sweet satin ribbon. It's a nice sized clutch. I could fit plenty of things in it for a night out on the town. It measures 10" by 4.5" tall. They offer some really great vintage and modern fabrics to choose from.

{A03} Designs creates gorgeous handbags as well. One of my personal favs, their {FOXFIRE} Hobo. Dare to be different? {A03} Designs is the company for you. All of their bags are special and would add that finishing touch to any outfit.



{A03} Designs would like to offer one lucky reader the {BANGLE} Wristlet that you see pictured. Both fabrics show the font and back of the clutch. It features a zipper closure, silver bangle handle and measures 4" tall by 10" wide. I love it and know you will too. Great for all you busy moms who want to grab and go!


To enter this fashionable GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one item you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Mo Ganey Cards

This giveaway is now closed with 97 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ mommyhood is thankless!


Have I got something that will knock your socks off...and then some! Mo Ganey Cards will brighten up your day with a little laughter - okay a lot of laughter. I got a kick out of these unique and (ahem) naughty cards. I've already surprised my husband with one. They work....*blush*

I was sent The Love Pak. It's a set of 6 enticing note cards for that special loved one. You'll have to visit their website to view the cards in the series. The illustrations are simple, to the point and really get the message across.

Mo Ganey Cards would like to offer one lucky reader The Love Pak set. Perfect for a nice Valentine's Day surprise. You tease you! Go ahead, keep them wanting more!

To enter this sizzling HOT GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me which Love Pak card is your favorite. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name. 

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Details Shop

This giveaway is now closed with 144 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Brooke!

When I first came across Details Shop, it was like seeing photo after photo of hair candy! I couldn't take my eyes of them. I can really appreciate a quality handmade piece and their products make me happy. It's the little details that count and this shop knows just that.

I received their I'M LOVED hair clip. Do I need to even say anything?! The photo says it all. It's adorable, sweet and so unique. All of their clips are made with felt, fabric and is stitched by hand. A lot of love goes into these beautiful hair accessories and it shows.

I love the snap clips that are used. It slides right into my daughter's hair and stays put. The clip is sewn right into the clip. No glue is used. She'll be a hit on Valentine's Day this year.

Another precious clip they offer is their Flower Power Baby Clip. I was able to personalize this with the initial of my choice and color selection. I chose their pink/bright pink color combination. It turned out so well and I want to buy one of every color now. These clips are a great alternative to ribbon hair bows. The clip is smaller in size so it's perfect for younger heads.

Details Shop would like to offer one lucky reader a clip of your choice! Just visit their Etsy shop to look around. 

To enter this adorable GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop and tell me the style you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Pear's Gourmet

This giveaway is now closed with 485 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jesica!

Pear's Gourmet specializes in gourmet nuts, premium coffees and specialty treats. I received two delicious products from this classic company. One was their Irish Cream Gourmet Coffee. My husband is the coffee drinker here at home and he absolutely loved it. The aroma in the house was heavenly. I'm beginning to think we're going to have to purchase our coffee online from now on! Pear's Gourmet has spoiled my husband! They offer many gourmet varieties.


Another amazing product was their Colossal Cashews - Signature Gift Tin. One word - YUM. The tin is really big, much larger than it seems in the picture, and the cashews are fantastic. The tin holds 24 oz of cashews. I could not stop eating them and apparently Dr. Phil can't either according to their website! I loved that the nuts weren't too salty. They were just right and talk about fresh. These cashews are by far the best I've had and would make an impressive gift.



Pear's Gourmet would like to offer one lucky reader a Colossal Cashew Signature Tin and Gourmet Coffee of your choice! You may also take 15% off your order using the discount code: funkymonkey. Get ready for sheer pleasure!

To enter this excellent GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me what coffee you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name. 

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Sewsephine


Headbands are a great way to add some style to your hair! Sewsephine sent me two of their gorgeous headbands. What makes these headbands stand out from the rest - the feathers of course! Each headband is carefully handmade with great attention to detail. Both of my headbands were beautifully made and came packaged with care.


I love my single and double strand stretch headbands. They also offer hard headbands for those of you who prefer that style. I have already received compliments and people have asked me where I got such a unique creation. Sewsephine's headbands combine fun and elegance. I can dress these up or dress them down. Anything goes with these wonderful pieces.

Sewsephine would like to offer you FREE SHIPPING when you mention bananas at checkout. 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

PlaceTile Designs

I want to reach out and hug Kristin Bowen, the owner and designer of PlaceTile Designs. This company is simply fabulous! It's no wonder Oprah, HGTV and The Food Network (just to name a few) have given them rave reviews. They offer really smart and sophisticated products.

I received their Classic Egg & Dart Large Message Board and Wrought Iron Easel from their Timeless Collection. The ceramic board measures 14" H x 10" and the easel measures 15" tall. It's the perfect size for writing down chores, dates, etc. and comes ready for hanging. Soft pads are also included on the bottom so you can use this board as a serving tray. I cannot express how much I love this! It's chic, gorgeous and a must-have item. I have it sitting on my desk to remind me of all upcoming dates and important reminders.

All of PlaceTile Designs products are unique, beautiful and classy. I can easily see their message board in a restaurant, cafe or business. These would make excellent gifts for any occasion. PlaceTile Designs offers cheese tiles, place tiles, wine stoppers...the list goes on. I now have a new favorite website.

PlaceTile would like to offer you 10% OFF with discount code: BTB09. Offer good until March 1, 2009. 

Build-A-Bear Workshop

This giveaway is now closed with 499 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jeanette H.!

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Build-A-Bear Workshop sent me their Limited Edition Valentine's Style Hugs Fur You Monkey and as you can see, it's A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Wouldn't your little one love to receive this on the big day of love? I know my daughter will go crazy for it!

Like all Build-A-Bear animals, this one is super soft, cuddly and top quality. Her little Valentine outfit adds that finishing touch. You'll love this super cute monkey. Head on over to your local Build-A-Bear to snag one of these cutie pies. This monkey probably won't be "hanging" around for long! You can also purchase them online.

Build-A-Bear Workshop would like to offer one lucky reader a $25 Gift Card!

To enter this lovable GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me how you would use your prize. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Polliwalks

This giveaway is now closed with 450 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ SonnyNyte!

Feet never had it this fun! Polliwalks are full of playfulness, functionality and comfort. Just looking at them puts a silly grin on your face. They appeal to children of all ages and parents love them.

Polliwalks sent me a pair of army green Gator clogs for my son. You should have seen the look on his face. He was smiling from ear to ear. Now the hard part will be telling him to wait for spring. He loves wearing flip flops in the summer, but I know these Polliwalks will replace his old favorite. I love them too. They're fun, lightweight and very durable. My son thoroughly enjoys the feel of these shoes. He loved them so much that he asked if they could be his slippers.

These shoes feature an darling Footprinter Bottom (pat. pending) of the animal the shoe represents. Go ahead and leave your mark everywhere you go! Kids will have a blast leaving trails. Watch out moms - your child will be on the lookout for water, mud and sand. No worries - Polliwalks clean up easily. Just throw them into the washing machine, cold cycle and allow to air dry! Wow, I think I hear angels singing.


This environmentally friendly company uses recycled paper and plastic for their packaging and hooks. They also use water based adhesives during manufacturing. Polliwalks offers so many cute styles. I was happily surprised by their wide selection and sizes. Their new Spring line is to die for. Take a look at their new sandals.

Polliwalks would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of Polliwalks. Choose from Gator, Duck, Frog or Ladybug. 

To enter this exciting GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the style you would choose out of the 4 they are offering. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Three Cs Custom Designs

This giveaway is now closed with 210 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Elisa Morrison!

Three Cs Custom Designs sent me their Custom Flower Applique Initial T-shirt. It's the cutest little tee around. I was able to choose my fabric for the flower and it turned out even better than I imagined it would. Their attention to detail is really quite amazing and the quality of the t-shirt is fantastic. I was extremely happy with the work from Three Cs Custom Designs. Their handmade items are so unbelievably sweet!


They offer custom onesies, t-shirts, bibs and burp cloths. You'll be happy with their adorable selection of designs. I really love their LOVE applique tee for Valentine's Day.

Three Cs Custom Designs would like to offer one lucky reader a onesie in any of these three designs:

Your choice of up to 18 months in size. You choose long or short sleeve. Have fun customizing it with any font and fabric they offer. A name can be added under the initial or flower as well!


To enter this darling GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop and tell me what style you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Feather Your Nest


Feather Your Nest is a beautiful company that offers lovely items for your home. I received their Sweetgrass Farms Fragrance Diffuser Sticks in Ripe Melon. Let me tell you, these sticks are wonderful. If you love light fruity scents, this is so right for you. I have tried various fragrance diffuser brands and this one tops them all. The fragrance quickly filled our home and was enjoyed by everyone. It arrived in a very nice clear tube package.


If you're not familiar with fragrance sticks, let me tell you about them. Feather Your Nest's product came with super absorbent natural reeds, essential fragrance oil and and a pretty glass bottle. All I had to do was fill the bottle with the oil, place the sticks inside and voila - done. The reeds quickly soaked up the oil and the sweet fragrance evaporated around the room. It is similar to a candle, but without the flame. This is why we like to use diffusers around our home. It's much safer for the kids. When the reeds begin to dry out, simply turn them upside down and place them back into the bottle. A new wave of fragrance will be released.

Feather Your Nest also offers gorgeous home decor items and bath and body products. They would love to offer you 10% OFF using the discount code: FYN10DISC. 

Peter Pauper Press

This giveaway is now closed with 265 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Kelly Zimm!


I found a great website with a wonderful variety of stationery, gifts and fine books. Peter Pauper Press is very friendly company that offers beautiful, high quality products.

I received their gorgeous Sparkly Garden Thank You Notes. The set included 14 cards and 15 designer envelopes. I was really impressed with the decorative envelopes and the glittery flowers. Very cute! They came printed on high quality card stock and are the perfect card for saying "Thank You" to that someone special.


Another item I received was their Scratch and Sketch book for kids. This is one cool book! There are 20 design and drawing projects inside. A wooden stylus in included for drawing on the black coated paper to reveal the fun colors beneath. There are 64 pages total. They include 20 scratch-off, 20 illustrated and 20 sketch pages. This is fun for adults too! Peter Pauper Press offers so many different varieties of their Scratch and Sketch books.


Another neat product is their locking journal. I received their Mod Locking style. My son has not put this down since the moment he laid eyes on it. It's his most prized possession right now! He's really into writing and reading as he is in the first grade. This journal is perfect for him to doodle and write in. My husband and I love writing sweet messages for him in his new journal. He loves it and I think he'll probably start collecting them from Peter Pauper Press.

Peter Pauper Press would like to offer one lucky reader an item of your choice from the KIDS category of their website. You'll have so much fun looking around! Check out their wonderful calendars and organizers too!

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me what you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name. 

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Satch & Sol


Satch & Sol is a company that specializes in beautiful handmade items from Mongolia. They partner with fair trade artisan cooperatives worldwide and strive to be eco-friendly. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and celebrates the beauty of traditional felting and knitting skills. Their collections are lovely and because of their handmade process, are unique and truly special.

Satch & Sol would like to offer you 20% OFF in their online boutique with the discount code: monkey20. Offer good through February 14, 2009.

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

T3 (443 comments) - PrissyGreen

LittleMissMatched (331 comments) - mikki

Sereh's (256 comments) - Angie

Jillie Willie (278 comments) - Deirdre

Cloud B (262 comments) - Kara

Kreative Karryalls (146 comments) - Gloria

Red Cat Run (135 comments) - Brynna

Wett Giggles (186 comments) - Cheryl

KozyPal (124 comments) - summe21

Preserve (167 comments) - Francine, Rachel Jaclyn, shopannies, Colleen, Kaycee, Anonymous (Beverly), paleseptember, Lisa Sharp, tatertot374, Superjaxster

Shandle (116 comments) - Gale and Homemaker

No Mommy's Perfect (110 comments) - Becky

**Winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Constructive Eating

This giveaway is now closed with 213 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Dee!

Getting children to eat without the use of their hands can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes grown up utensils just don't work well in their smaller sized hands. This is where Constructive Eating comes in handy.

I received their Constructive Eating Utensil Set. It includes one Fork Lift Fork, one Front Loader Spoon and one Bull Dozer Pusher. Cute, right?!? When I saw the set, I was worried about contaminents, but I'm happy to announce that Constructive Eating's utensils contain no paint, lead, BPA, PVC or Phthalates. Only FDA approved materials are used. RIGHT ON! A product that is safe for our children.

My older son really loves the look of these utensils, but it's my daughter that enjoys them the most. This set is great for younger children and would be a perfect way to introduce utensils at an early age. The Bull Dozer Pusher is really helpful and this set is so fun for kids to use. Just look at it. What kid wouldn't get excited about using them?!

Constructive Eating would like to offer one lucky reader a Constructive Eating Utensil Set!

To enter this kid-friendly GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something else about this company. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.
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**This giveaway ends on February 4th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 5th.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Field Dress

This giveaway is now closed with 217 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ All-American Preppy!

Here's a cool giveaway for the man in your life. Field Dress is a company that offers wonderful outdoor sport t-shirts. I was sent their Discover Your Roots - Hook Up Tee and their Classic Load Up Tee. My father and husband are avid fishermen and love their Hook Up Tee.


Field Dress t-shirts are made from 6.1 oz. heavy weight cotton and each tee dates the sport back to its origination. The tees are very comfortable, high quality and unique. I'm sure you can find a Field Dress design that will suit the outdoorsman in your life.


Field Dress would like to offer one lucky reader a t-shirt of your choice! 

To enter this sporty GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me what tee you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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  • Tell me who this will be for
  • Tell me what you love about Field Dress
  • Tell me what outdoor sport is enjoyed by your family
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**This giveaway ends on February 1st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 2nd.

Apple Blossom Designs

This giveaway is now closed with 223 entries. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Ellen C.!

Apple Blossom Designs specializes in lovely handmade jewelry and accessories. I received their beautiful Turquoise Pixietail Hairbobs that were created especially for me. They are really dainty, sweet and look great in my daughter's pigtails. She loves the color and I love their simple elegance. The elastics are smaller in size and good for younger children.



Apple Blossom Designs creates really beautiful key chains, book thongs and magnets as well. All of their pieces are one-of-a-kind and very well made. My hairbobs came wrapped in a cute little handmade pillow box and tied with ribbon. It would make a great gift.

Apple Blossom Designs would like to offer one lucky reader a $15 gift certificate to use in their Etsy shop. You'll have a fun time seeing their delicate creations. 

To enter this sweet GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop and tell me what you would use your gift certificate on. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 2nd and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 3rd.

Manhattan Toy

This giveaway is now closed with 228 comments. Thank you to those who entered. Congratulations the lucky winner ~ amweeks!

Puzzibits Flexible 3D Puzzle Art is a great toy for children! It's provides endless hours of fun and adults can even join in. Puzzibits promote problem-solving, pattern recognition, pre-math & fine motor skills.

I received their Megamix 1250 Piece Set from Manhattan Toy. It's huge and my kids love it! The pieces are flexible and come in 12 beautiful vibrant colors. There are building instructions included and more than enough pieces to create a ton of things. This toy is definitely for ages 6 and up. The pieces are small and do pose a choking hazard. It comes in a nice carrying container and we are all really enjoying this unique toy. It's definitely a nice change from the traditional hard plastic building pieces.



Manhattan Toy would like to offer one lucky reader a Megamix 1250 Piece Set! Lucky you!

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit Manhattan Toy and tell me another product you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 2nd and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 3rd.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Comfy Creations

This giveaway is now closed with 369 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Rasberryswrlgirl!

Comfy Creations offers really beautiful therapy products. I had the pleasure of reviewing their Deluxe Back Relief Therapeutic Pack & Eye Pillow Set in a beautiful chocolate brown and blue paisley fabric. These work great for my aching back muscles and the eye pillow is going to be nice to have for headaches.


These handmade creations are carefully made with care. The deluxe back relief pack contains six individual sections to keep everything inside in place. This allows for even heat distribution and comfort. It's a smart feature. No more having to adjust your pack to get the inside ingredients where you want them.


You can use these hot or cold. Just pop them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and you have a relaxing heat pack that can soothe sore muscles and ease cramping. The back thearapeutic pack is filled with organic flowers, essential oils, flaxseed for thermal ability to retain heat and rice for moist heat therapy.

I really love my products from Comfy Creations. They work wonders and the aroma therapy helps calm and relax. They offer a beautiful selection of fabrics and their work is extremely well done.

Comfy Creations would like to offer you a Deluxe Back Relief Therapeutic Pack & Eye Pillow Set in your choice of fabric! 

To enter this comforting GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop and tell me the fabric you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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  • Tell me what you love about Comfy Creations
  • Tell me how you will use this
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**This giveaway ends on January 31st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 1st.

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Made in Tahoe (405 comments) - Blake and Laura

Nowali (335 comments) - taysmommy

Planet Pudge (227 comments) - nape

Skoy (297 comments) - Chelsey, Kaycee and The Dreamer

Mayfair Lane (251 comments) - wijoymom

Hasbro (230 comments) - Michelle

Woof Purr Creations (236 comments) - shari & Andrew

Dapple (186 comments) - Mommyhood is Thankless - please email me at susannahbanana at live dot com

Kaboost (260 comments) - Stephanie

Patter of Little Feet (129 comments) - simply_unique

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folders!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bon Bon Cupcakes

This giveaway is now closed with 304 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ The Mom RD!


Bon Bon Cupcakes offer the cutest leggings I have ever seen! Just look at them. They're DARLING! I received their Basic Black Leggings and their Double Layer Pink Leopard Leggings. My daughter insists on wearing them with any outfit. She even wears them under her jeans. I guess that means she likes them!

These microfiber footless tights are super stretchy! When I first opened my package, I thought they were going to be way too small for my 4 1/2 year old daughter, but they fit perfectly. They really stretch and are very strong! I just hate buying tights constantly. They run and snag and it's a total waste of money. My daughter's Bon Bon Cupcakes will outlast them all. I am a customer for life. These are terrific.
They also came in the cutest packaging which made them even more special. They were rolled up and placed in a cupcake wrapper surrounded by fun tissue paper in a clear box. You have to get to one to see the detail this company puts into their products. I loved it.
Bon Bon Cupcakes come in 5 sizes:
  • 0-9 months
  • 9-18 months
  • 2-4T
  • 4-6T
  • 6-8 years
Their leggings are machine washable and tumble dry low. You will want to handwash the rhinestone embellished leggings from their Cupcakes with Icing Collection. Way cute too!
Bon Bon Cupcakes would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of their basic leggings. You choose ivory, white, pink, brown or black!
To enter this adorable GIVEAWAY, please tell me which basic color you would choose. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.
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  • Tell me one other design you love from their website
  • Tell me one color, style or pattern you would like for them to create
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**This giveaway ends on January 30th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on January 31st.