Saturday, February 28, 2009

Appledonia: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 422 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Suzanne!

This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home.... Appledonia sent me the cutest shirt from their Etsy shop. The Little Piggy Tee is just precious. Oh the detail!


A lot of work went into creating this special t-shirt. I love all of the fabrics and don't you agree that a tee like this is really is a work of art! I love each and every one of their t-shirt designs. Their Bunny Egg tee is really cute for Easter!



You will have a fun time browsing through their beautiful shirts. Work like this is hard to find. Where can you get unique pieces like this in your local store?



Appledonia would like to offer one lucky reader a tee of your choice!




To enter this delightful GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop 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 March 7th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 8th.

Pediped: Comfort Meets Style

Pediped has announced their Spring Summer 09 collection! The warmer months are ahead and Pediped has what you need to keep little feet cool and comfortable. They feature a nice variety from casual to dressy and offer supreme comfort over sandals that lack support and good design.

All Pediped sandals are high quality, functional and stylish. Pediped is one of the fastest growing footwear companies in the United States. They are built with comfort and help support healthy foot development.

Three of their hot new styles include the Giselle, Brady and Harvey. I'm loving the colorful polka dots on the Giselle. What an adorable style for spring!

The Brady sandals are perfect for your playful little guy. They keep feet cool yet feature a closed toe for active children.

The Harvey is for youngsters who want to have some fun while looking absolutely stylish. This light brown nubuck soft sole sandal is a must have.

Giveaway Rules

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FYI, the pickled tink givaway has been extended. You are able to enter until March 4th.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Miss Ruby Sue: The Other Side of You

I loved playing dress-up when I was a little girl. Getting to wear my mom's jewelry and clothing was always a treat. Who says you can't play dress-up as an adult?! Take a look at Miss Ruby Sue. The shop that celebrates being a girl! Their artsy vintage pieces will make you do a double take. Their fresh take on old Hollywood glamour is swank, alluring and a ton of fun.


I was able to customize my own hairpiece thanks to Miss Ruby Sue. I loved their Little Vivianna headband, but wanted the cocoa rose attached to a hair clip instead. My wish was granted and this romantic floral piece was made just for me. It's beautifully handcrafted and adds some flair to my hair.


Miss Ruby Sue offers a funky line of accessories including handbags, bracelets and works of art for your hair. Their products are definitely eye-catching and will draw a lot of attention. If you're looking for a showstopping piece, you've come to the right place.

Miss Ruby Sue takes deconstructed fashion to a whole new level! This wonderful Etsy shop would like to offer you 20% OFF with the discount code - thefunkymonkey. Click here to visit.

Mini Mosaic: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 543 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ lilbabypug!


I love finding great deals for you, environmentally friendly products for your family and just some pretty neat stuff. Here is a company that is not only creative, innovative and beautiful, but also extremely friendly too. Introducing Mini Mosaic - a company that creates an interchangeable tile necklace guaranteed to make your jewelry collection one-of-a-kind.



Here a little bit about them from their website:

"Welcome to Mini Mosaic. My name is Alisa Wetzel, I am a stay-at-home mother of two and a graphic designer. We live in beautiful Northern California. I created Mini Mosaic because I love imagery on necklaces, but wanted the simplicity of one pendant. Mini Mosaic combines my love of design, fine art and jewelry. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."

I love the look of tile pendants, but a necklace that you can change to suit your different styles and moods - now that's smart! They also offer a gorgeous variety of tiles. Click here to view. Each mini art tile is a 5/8 inch square and has a thickness of 1/8 of an inch. You'll definitely find tiles that suit your personality and taste.

The sterling silver chain already comes with the red flower silhouette tile and the chain measures 18" long. A 20" long chain can be special ordered. The necklace looks amazing on. All you have to do is lift the chain up slightly or remove, gently slip the tile into the pendant and you're done. Simple as one, two, three.

Your tiles and necklace all come individually packaged in their classy packaging and is ready for gift giving. That's if you can't help but keep it for yourself!

Mini Mosaic is a company with a lot of heart and artistic talent. I loved working with them and know you'll love their products. Mini Mosaic would like to offer one lucky reader a necklace plus 3 tiles of your choice! Exciting, right?!? You may also take 35% off your order now with the discount code: monkey35.

To enter this breathtaking GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the 3 tiles 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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**This giveaway ends on March 6th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 7th.

E-cloth: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 267 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Mommyhood Is Thankless!


Effective cleaning with just water? No way you say, but it's possible with E-cloth. E-cloths are made from a special combination of two fibers - polyester and polyamide. These fibers absorb, polish and lift. My E-cloths attract dirt, oils and grease. I can clean faster and it's cheaper way to clean. E-cloth products are environmentally friendly and cut down your costs of cleaners, not to mention much healthier for the environment.




E-cloth products work great on a variety of surfaces. There were no trace of streaks left on our windows, slider door and stainless steel. The cloths are really durable and can be washed and dried up to 300+ times.



I received their Kitchen Pack which includes 1 Glass and Polishing Cloth and 1 General Purpose Cloth. I also received a handy water bottle. Just spray and go! E-cloth is an innovative company that helps build a better and greener world.


E-cloth would like to offer one lucky reader a Kitchen Pack!


To enter this eco-friendly GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something else about E-cloth not mentioned. 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 March 6th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 7th.

Poppy Princess: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 305 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Richard Maus!

Talk about funky and fun! Poppy Princess designs some really unique tank tops for girls. I love that they are edgy and darling at the same time! This shop sent me two of the cutest tops to review.

Their Kokeshi Ballerina Tank Top is "tutu" cute! It's beautiful and crafted extremely well. My daughter will really stand out from the rest when she wears this adorable creation. Everything about it is fantastic. I love every ounce love it.

Punk meets Princess. That's what I think of when I look at their Hearts and Stars Spotted Tank Top. To really appreciate it's detail you have to see it in person. It's a knockout. I love the button details, sparkly star and the craftsmanship is flawless.

Poppy Princess would like to offer one lucky reader a tank top of your choice! Click here to visit their Etsy shop.
To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their shop and tell me which tank 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 March 6th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 7th.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Winners: FYI

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

The Kids Personalized Book Store - Madeline #85

Kinesys - Chris #17

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder! You have 2 days to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine the winners.
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FYI - You may only enter the same comment ONE time in each giveaway. I am having to delete comments such as "subscriber" or "follower" that are being submitted more than once. I do read each and every comment and I delete any that are duplicates on the ending date of the giveaway. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cattiwampus: Clothes for the Cute

I'm thoroughly pleased with the dress I received from Cattiwampus. It's their Amber Dress and it's adorable. I almost didn't recognize it when it arrived because it's truly gorgeous in person. Don't get me wrong - it looks wonderful in the photo, but in person, it's a different story.


First of all, the purple color is scrumptious. It's one of the prettiest purple shades I've seen. The photo doesn't do it justice. There is a cute keyhole neckline and small sparkly rhinestones that outline the opening. The metallic silver beads add to the fun details of the dress and the material is ultra comfy. The soft jersey fabric just glides against the skin. This dress looks terrific over a pair of shorts, leggings or by itself.

Cattiwampus offers a beautiful selection of items for children. I had a wonderful time browsing through their website and learning more about what they have to offer.

Here is a bit about them from their website:

"Cattiwampus was launched to share all the great finds for parents and kids this mother and daughter team has uncovered over the years. Founded in 2007, but years in the making, the site is a "best-of" list of our family favorites; tried and true products that have withstood the test of the kids in our homes.

It isn't easy to find unusual gifts even when you live in a big city. Our goal was to offer in one place all the fantastic clothes, toys and more that we stumbled upon in shops from London to New York. The result is a selection of items that we know you would be both excited to give, or treasure for your own family."

Cattiwampus would like to offer you 20% OFF with the discount code FAN20. The discount does not apply to sale items. Click here to visit.

English Toffee Anytime: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 769 comments. A big thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winners ~ Anonymous (froggypartyof2@...) KLM39, Karen, Jessica, Anonymous (senekers@...), gahome2mom, Catharine!

Give me some chocolate and I am one happy woman. Give me some chocolate with toffee and I'm in sheer heaven! English Toffee Anytime sent me the tastiest toffee. I received their milk and dark chocolate varieties. I've always tried milk chocolate toffee, but the dark chocolate was a nice change and I loved it. I could definitely tell the difference and I loved each one equally.

The texture of their toffee is something else. I loved the crunch, flavor and freshness. The buttery almond toffee was pure perfection. The chopped almonds that surrounded the toffee added the finishing touch.

All of the toffee is preservative free and is made with pure Guittard chocolate. You can taste the difference in their toffee versus other brands. Only the finest ingredients are used for English Toffee Anytime and you'll be able to tell that with your first bite. Be careful. This stuff is contagious!

English Toffee Anytime is offering some really great prizes!

One 1st place winner will receive a 1 pound box of the toffee of your choice.
One 2nd place winner will receive a 1/2 pound box of the toffee of your choice.
Five 3rd place winners will receive their Triple Taste-The-Toffee Sampler.

Here is a discount code for you to use also. Order a 1/2 pound box and your order will be upgraded to a 1 pound box during the remainder of this giveaway. No coupon code is necessary. Just enter The Funky Monkey at checkout in the space provided for "Special Message to Friend or Loved One" - it's that simple! Click here to visit their website.

To enter this mouth-watering GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me flavor of toffee 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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**This giveaway ends on March 4th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 5th.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Picaflorkids: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 505 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jackie P.!

The London Sweater Coat I received from Picaflorkids is truly beautiful. I chose the espresso color and it's so rich and luxurious. The sweater coat is really soft and the 100% rayon fabric is a natural fabric produced from wood pulp. I can pop this in the washing machine and it's dryer friendly. My daughter wears it layered over a tee and it looks cute buttoned up or left open. It's such a simple sweater that can be worn with a variety of outfits.

A little bit about the company from their website:

"Picaflor (“hummingbird” in Spanish) uses thoughtful fabrics and small-scale production to create a unique collection of daily-wear that is designed for busy little wings. Our comfortable knitwear reflects the beauty and simplicity of children. We believe that children should feel different, and we’ve created an elegant clothing line that is built for adventurous spirits."

Picaflorkids would like to offer one lucky reader their choice of a Hoodie or London Sweater Coat from their Fall 2008 Collection. You get to choose your color!

To enter this super fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the style and 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 who this will be for
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**This giveaway ends on March 2nd and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 3rd.

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Rosa's Fudge (409 comments) - Danielle #50, Tylerpants #401, Dina #283

The Hip Hostess (309 comments) - Dev #99

Baby Bunne (201 comments) - Mommyhood is Thankless #171

Box-O-Box (429 comments) - smdrm #366 NEW WINNER

**All winners have been notified by email. Please check your junk/spam folder! You have 2 days to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine the winner.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Atterdag Kids: Stylish Clothing, Super Selection

I have had a wonderful experience with Atterdag Kids. This website features top designers and the latest fashion trends. This children's boutique offers clothing for babies, toddlers and older children. You'll definitely find some terrific gifts as well as beautiful clothing for your children.

Their Mimi and Maggie Meadow Sweater is gorgeous. I love everything about it from the style to the colors. It is made from 100% cotton and has a nice weight to it. It's very high quality and the embroidered flowers really stand out. In person, this sweater is a knock-out. It looks nice with a long sleeve fitted tee underneath or a tank top for the warmer months. It's currently on sale now!

Another item that is really beautiful is their Mimi and Maggie Dragonfly Knit Dress. The embroidered dragonfly and heart is really what makes this dress stand out. I love the double ruffle bottom too. This dress is lightweight and perfect for the spring and summer. The screen print design is unique and adds a bit of edge to this adorable dress. It is also currently on sale.

When I saw these sandals, I knew I had to have them for my daughter. I loved the style, color and the rhinestones. These PediPed FLEX Metallic Tiffany Sandals are excellent. The soft, flexible leather soles are the feature I love most.

All PediPed shoes are podiatrist recommended and provide healthy foot development. So many sandals these days have hard, thin soles. They just don't provide the comfort PediPed offers. The first thing my daughter commented on was the softness. Even a 4 1/2 year old can feel the difference! Atterdag Kids carries a variety of PediPed styles. You'll find shoes for baby to toddler, casual to dressy.

Be sure to visit Atterdag Kids. You'll be pleasantly surprised with their variety and featured designers. Atterdag Kids would like offer you 15% OFF your order when you use the discount code funkymonkey. Offer expires 4/30/09. Click here to visit their website.

French rabbit: Good for Mother Earth

Eco-Friendly wine?! Genius.

French rabbit wine is "the perfect companion for life's casual adventures" and tastes great. This is the first premium, vintage-dated French wine that comes in an eco-friendly and very convenient Tetra Prisma container. Take it along with you anywhere. No more worries of broken glass and forget the corkscrew. It's not needed. The container is lightweight and wonderful for our precious environment.

Here are some facts:

French rabbit's lightweight package reduces fuel and emissions, while reducing waste by 90%! 4 rabbits equal one tree and this company plants a tree for every 4 Liters sold - 40,000 trees so far! Now that's caring!



You're getting a super value. 250ml x 4 = 1 Liter vs. 186ml x 4 = 750ml. Not good with numbers?! Bottom line, French rabbit offers 33% more wine.

Forget snubbing boxed wine. French rabbit offers quality wine in innovative, creative and convenient packaging. Take some on picnics, to the beach, to the pool - anywhere you need convenience. My dad thinks they're perfect for sneaking on a cruise ship! Throw them in your bag or backpack and you're set. The packaging also allows you to store them very easily. When you're done, the container is fully recyclable.

I received their chardonnay and pinot noir. Both were very nice. The chardonnay was fresh, fruity and went really well with fish. The pinot noir was soft and fruity and not to mention very good quality.

They say "Drink Responsibly" which often refers to drinking and driving, but why not drink responsibly for our environment. Do what is best for our planet. French rabbit is going the distance. Why not follow right along with them.

To see a list of distributors, click here.

Play Ball: Learn the Rules of the Game

This giveaway is now closed with 136 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ judybrittle!

My son just went to his first baseball tryout yesterday. I'm a proud mom, but can admit that he still needs a lot of practice. Play Ball is a really neat game for kids. This game has really helped my son understand the rules of the game. He loves to play it and I love that it was created by a dad.

Here is some information about Play Ball from their website:

"Mr. Neubauer is an enthusiastic entrepreneur with a passion for baseball, children and music. Keith’s son Joshua is the inspiration for designing the game. Keith has managed softball teams where he is an avid player and helped coach Joshua’s teams in T-Ball and machine pitch. This is where he noticed the need for a way of helping teach these young players off the field. The young players had trouble with understanding how they should respond depending on their defensive position and where the ball was hit.

Play Ball the Board Game is a patent pending educational sports game created by Mr. Keith Neubauer to assist an experienced player in teaching an inexperienced player the basics of baseball. The game is designed for children ages four to seven. It is ideal for parents or grandparents or even older siblings (experienced in the game of baseball) and their children, brothers or sisters or grandchildren (inexperienced in the game of baseball) about America’s favorite pastime."


This game will really help out this season. My daughter will be starting up next year and I feel confident that she'll go in ahead of the game. Play Ball is an excellent learning tool for younger children interested in playing ball. It takes learning baseball to a new level. Even if you already know the rules of the game, it's just fun to play.

Play Ball would like to offer one lucky reader a Play Ball game and offer Free Shipping to anyone interested in purchasing a game for your children.

To enter this super fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something else about Play Ball. 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 March 1st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 2nd.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flip Video - You'll Flip Over This

Oh no. You caught your toddler getting into your make-up. It's all over her face, body, the floor...do you want to scream or grab the camcorder? The moment is priceless. Grab the camcorder. However, where the heck is it? Is it charged? No. Where's the cord? Ugh, forget it.


How about this? You're out and about and your child is telling some hilarious stories. Do you have your camcorder handy? Of course not! You never seem to have it when you need it most. This is the story of my life. I've missed out on some pretty precious moments because my camcorder was....who knows....that's the problem.

If I would have had a Flip over the past seven years, I would have literally taped every second of my son's life. It's a good thing I have one now because I use it daily. I've been following my kids around like the paparazzi. I'm their biggest fan!


Introducing Flip Video - the coolest company EVER! I received the Flip Ultra, the world's simplest camcorder, and it's crazy good. I never took our old camcorder around unless I was attending a school play or latest karate ceremony. With the Flip, I am able to carry it in my smallest handbag and whip it out in seconds. It's so easy to use, even my technologically challenged mother can figure it out.


Here are some specs taken from their website:
  • 4.17" x 2.16" x 1.25" (H x W x D)
  • Sleek, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording
  • Built-in flash memory holds up to 60 minutes (2GB) of high-quality video
  • Start recording within 3 seconds of power-up
  • Fast lens for great results in low and bright light; 2x digital zoom
  • 1.5” color anti-glare playback screen for instant viewing and deleting
  • Flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy sharing and archiving
  • TV connector cable included to watch videos on television
  • Tripod mount fits any standard tripod
  • Built-in software for instant viewing, editing, and one-click emailing
  • Integrated video uploading to AOL, MySpace, YouTube, and other video sharing sites
  • Easily capture still pictures from video
  • Simple editing tools let you make custom-edited movie mixes with music Create and organize your personal video library

There are no tapes, miniDV's and cords to mess with. It runs on 2 AA batteries, comes with a soft protective carrying case and handy wrist strap. Flip the USB out and you're set to share and save. This camera is very affordable. At $149.99, you're getting a phenomenal camera that will help you capture your most precious moments.

Most of us are mothers and we all know childhood passes so quickly. I'm thankful for my Flip. Really, I am. I'll never miss taping an irreplaceable moment again. It's a product I highly recommend to all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. It's fabulous. Check it out.

Click here to visit Flip Video and to learn more.

trebimbi

Cutlery at its finest! trebimbi creates cool eating utensils for children. Their Puppet Flatware Set is truly a work of art and brilliantly made. The stainless steel bodies and polypropylene handles are beautiful. They come in a variety of colors and really encourage creative thinking.


Each box contains a knife, fork and spoon. All three utensils have adorable happy faces on them and are dishwasher safe. It just makes them that much cuter! The three pieces all snap together to form one happy family. Wouldn't your child have so much fun using these? My children love them!

Make mealtime fun with trebimbi! To purchase click here and take 10% OFF any trembimbi purchase!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ana!s: Clothing for the Fashionable

Check out the beautiful skirt I received from Ana!s. I think it's the best skirt in the entire world! Really...I love it that much. It's so striking and ultra comfortable! The fabric stretches nicely and it just slips on. No zippers, buttons or clasps to deal with. I love the ease of this skirt!

The cream satin ribbons against the black really pop. It also comes in a variety of other colors to suit your style. This skirt can be used for dressy or casual occasions. I can add some heels with this or I can throw on a great pair of sandals and head out the door in style. I'm a fashion junkie and this skirt is at the top of my list. I absolutely adore it. It's on sale now in their Etsy shop. They also have beautiful tops that would coordinate nicely with this hip skirt.

Ana!s would like to offer you FREE SHIPPING now through March 19, 2009. Hurry over and take a look at their lovely clothing for women and children.

pickled tink: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 313 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Tamara B.!

Here is something different from the hand stamped jewelry you often see. pickled tink specializes in really special personalized jewelry that is unique and colorful while celebrating childhood, motherhood and everything in between.

First of all, I was very impressed by their website. It's absolutely gorgeous and that showed me that this company really cares about what they do. And of course, I was equally impressed with the necklace they sent to me. I received a 2 charm necklace with each of my children's initials. It's delicate, but still stands out due to the beautiful colors and quality. It's just precious. Click here to visit their gallery where you can see many photos of their designs.

pickled tink takes pride in what they do and sends your necklace in a pretty little gift box. The presentation is fantastic.

pickled tink would like to offer one lucky reader a one charm necklace. You're going to love it! You may also take 10% OFF your order when you use the discount code funkymonkey.

To enter this charming GIVEAWAY, please tell me what you love about pickled tink. 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 March 4th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 5th.

Kuster: For You Modern Mamas

Kuster is a company that designs stylish and creative furniture, accessories and toys. I received their Bath Toy Store. This product is wonderful for holding all of our bath toys. The clever design allows the toys to dry completely and it's a nice sized storage container. The design is also very attractive and their different color combinations fit in nicely with your decor. My children and I love having this handy and it really does make bath time easier, fun and tidy.

If you would like to check out Kuster's Bath Toy Store, please visit Goore's to purchase and learn more. Click here to visit their website and take 10% OFF any Kuster order when you use the discount code fmku10.

Kuster, the creator of beautiful and useful products for children, also makes really unique high chairs and nursery furniture. Just look at some of their artistic designs pictured. Their furniture lines are clean and crisp and the designs are simple and modern.
Kuster's collection includes high chairs, furniture, bath toys and changing mats. Visit Kuster to view more of their products and to see their list of stockists near you.

New Jammies: I'm Bananas for You

As you all know, I'm really into organic cotton. It's softer, good for Mother Earth, and really feels good against the skin. I received some super fun pajamas from New Jammies.

Here is some information about this company from their website:

"Imagine as a parent having the tools to make your child happy and healthy. New Jammies provides these tools by making bed time fun, healthy, and educational. Each time your child steps into a pair of New Jammies, the colorful patterns will teach your child about the things that are good for them such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

What could be sweeter for a bedtime snack than a delicious apple treat for the "apple of your eye". Your child will happily march off to bed with dreams of bananas, blueberries & peas in their head. New Jammies are good for your child, made of 100% natural organic cotton, and hey they look darn cute in them too!!!

And now they come in fun Nature's Critters prints too!!!"
I'm loving the Fruit and Veggie Snuggly PJ's I received for my daughter. I chose the bananas and they are really cute. She loves wearing them and I love how the fabric isn't rough or scratchy for her sensitive skin. Organic cotton is breathable and perfect for clothing for children. Her jammies came with a Tales from New Jammies Land book. It was a nice surprise for her and she loves reading about all of the fruits and vegetables. The moral of the story is really nice too.

I'm very pleased with the products New Jammies has to offer. You can choose from onesies, long or short pajamas in a variety of designs. They are all very cute, playful and healthy for your child.

New Jammies would like to offer you 15% OFF your entire order when you use the discount code funkyjammies32. Click here to start shopping!

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Box-O-Box (429 comments) - Kara #179

Green Toys (299 comments) - Chani #249

Trendy Twin Shop (236 comments) - Chloe #49

Katie's Keepsakes (111 comments) - Elissa #81

**All winners have been emailed. Please check your junk/spam folder! If after 2 days I receive no response, a new winner will be announced. Winners are chosen using random.org.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nest: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 372 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Cindy!

Nest handbags....oooo la la....I'm in love. I love a good handbag and Nest carries one superb collection. I could not get over how simple their styles were, yet they really made a statement. Nest really knows how to create bags with simplicity and class.


Take a look at this bag I received. Their Hobo Handbag works really well for me. It's the perfect size. I love the neutral colors, pattern and wooden hardware accents. The fabric has a nice thickness and sheen. I was very happy with the construction of this bag and I love the pockets. It's very well made and top quality. This bag is perfect for the spring/summer months!

Check out this Zebra Wristlet I was able to review as well. I love the unique take on zebra print. It's really functional and I use this all the time. A quick errand and this is all I need. It's not bulky, it's big enough to hold my necessities and I love the leather trim and wrist strap. This is my favorite wristlet.

Both of my Nest bags came with dust covers to protect these beauties. When I'm not using these bags (which will probably be never), I'll definitely want to protect them from the elements. The dust covers are a nice added touch.

Just look the two beautiful bags below. Aren't they lovely? You have a chance to win one of them! Yes, you get to choose from the two pictured. Their Union Square Tote in Chariot Cream and Central Park Drawstring in Beach Linen are wonderful looking bags.



To enter this gorgeous GIVEAWAY, please tell me which bag out of the two offered 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. Click here to visit Nest.
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  • Tell me what you love about Nest
  • Tell me another bag you love
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**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on February 26th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on February 27th.