Tuesday, March 31, 2009

White Sands: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 278 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners ~ Dina, Shel, barbara, Donna and lastnerve!

White Sands sent me their Designer Gel to try. I have used it on my son's hair and it works great. My son has a hairstyle that will allow me to spike it or comb it to the side. Either way we choose to style it, this gel works wonderfully.

I love that it isn't really gooey. Some other gels I have used tend to be really thick and leave build up in the hair. This gel washes out clean and leaves no residue behind. Even when my son has been out playing around in the heat, this gel keeps his hairstyle in place. My daughter likes it too and we've used it on her pigtails to keep stray hairs in check. I love it when styling my own hair and have found it adds volume and flexibility which is great in a gel.

The sleek bottle is really neat too. I love the easy flip top. No more unscrewing or hard to open tops. This is a nice feature.

Here is a bit about the product from their website:

"Designer Gel is a firm-hold styling gel that gives maximum volume, hold, and flexibility. It locks-in moisture and protects the hair from UV rays and thermal stress. Designer Gel is alcohol-free and will not dry out the hair or flake when brushed. It provides a long-lasting hold with the ability to repel moisture. Use Designer Gel for volumizing, spiking, and roller sets. It also can be used for layering with the other products in the White Sands line to achieve multiple affects and styles. "

White Sands offers a variety of hair styling products that have been featured in major fashion magazines. Check out all of their products.

White Sands would like to offer 5 lucky readers their very own Designer Gel!

To enter this generous GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one other product you would like to try. 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 April 7th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 8th.

Oregon Scientific: Perfect Meat Every Time

Never worry about your meat on the grill again! Oregon Scientific offers a really cool product for the BBQ lover in your life. My husband and dad had a great time trying this product out for the first time. I recommend their Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer to anyone who wants perfect meat every time.

This was super easy to use. It took my husband just minutes to read the instructions and off he went to try out this super thermometer. It also included batteries which was great. We tested this out on two tri-tips. We wanted one medium and the other medium rare. We were able to program the themometer to the desired doneness. The meat came out absolutely perfect! It really couldn't have been cooked better. This product is amazing and will be used over and over this grilling season. What a fantastic Father's Day gift this would make!

Here is some more information about the product from their website:

"We'll let you know when your BBQ is ready from a football field away!

No need to wait by the grill to find out when dinner is ready—this wireless thermometer verbally alerts you when the meat has reached the perfect temperature. Program your choice of eight entrées, choose the doneness desired and you're good to grill.

In March 2008, Points North magazine said "Whether you're baking a chicken or a pork loin, you know the drill. Instead of watching the game or chatting with guests, you'll be spending the evening running back and forth to the kitchen to check the meat for doneness. If you get caught up in the excitement of an unbelievable play or good conversation, you'll be lucky if you can salvage the overcooked meal. To keep tabs on your dinner while staying part of the festivities, use a Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer."

Product Features:
  • Digital LCD screen with remote wireless probe to identify temperature/readiness of meat

  • Speaks in five languages with corresponding display (English, Spanish, German, French, Danish)

  • Sensor has temperature range from 32°F to 572°F

  • Programmable entrée programs include beef, lamb, veal, hamburger, pork, turkey, chicken, and fish

  • Four doneness selections include rare, medium rare, medium, and well done

  • Two verbal and three audio alert options let you know the status of your meal—almost ready, ready, and overcooked

  • Audio alarm sounds when selected temperature is reached

  • Main unit will receive the probe signal from up to 330 feet away

  • Stainless steel probe detaches from sensor for easy cleaning

  • Low battery indicator

  • 6 inch probe with 40 inch wire

  • 2 AA (main unit) and 2 AAA (transmitter), included

Check out this innovative product from Oregon Scientific. For $59.99, I think it's well worth every penny. Click here to visit their website.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Savespro (522 comments) - Ingrid #111
Runner-up - guettel78 #453

Kimochis (305 comments) - Felicia & Brandon #104

Patch Products (234 comments) - MOMFOREVERANDEVER #46

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Eleven: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 531 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Mtlgrl4evr!

I have had the pleasure to review shoes from Eleven in the past. My daughter received their Luc boots and she still wears them almost every day. As a mother, they are my favorite shoes that she owns. And trust me, she has many shoes so that's saying a lot! Spring is here and Eleven has one fabulous collection.

I received their Nadia sandals and they are excellent. As always, they are super comfortable and constructed extremely well. Eleven takes extreme pride in what they do and it shows. I love the robin egg blue color and polka dot cut out detailing. These shoes will take her all the way through summer and will look wonderful with a variety of outfits.

The all leather upper and flexible rubber soles are perfect for her active lifestyle. The cushioning and support these sandals provide is superb. I know my daughter's feet are taken care of when she wears any shoes from Eleven.

It's so nice to find a shoe company that sells true quality, good looking shoes. From casual to dressy, Eleven has it all. Eleven's shoes are durable, extremely flexible and are available in whole sizes from 9-3. The leather they use is of the highest quality and they are really easy to maintain.

I'm so glad to see that the warmer weather is here, yet sad to see that my daughter won't be able to enjoy her Luc boots from Eleven. However, she is thrilled to start wearing her new Nadia sandals. She tells me they feel just as comfortable as her boots. I was so happy to hear that because those boots have been phenomenal.

Eleven would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of shoes of your choice. Subject to availability.

To enter this spring GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the shoes 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 April 6th and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 7th.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jaydnb: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 152 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ LINGO FAMILY!


I'm a huge fan of Jaydnb! They offer the cutest selection of children's ribbon belts around! I received their Sally Bee belt and my daughter adores it. She loves the bees and fun colors. I love the sparkly rhinestone buckle. This belt accessories her outfits beautifully and it comes in many different sizes. It's made exceptionally well and has quickly become a favorite around here. You'll be amazed at all of their different styles and affordable prices.




I was also sent their Little Lady Bug headband. My daughter isn't a fan of wearing headbands, but really likes the feel of this headband from Jaydnb. It doesn't pinch her little head and it's super cute. She's taken a break from hair bows lately and has been asking to wear her lady bug headband often.



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

"Jaydnb (Jaydn's Boutique) was named after our daughter who at only 3 years of age already has an impeccable sense for fashion and style. In our attempts to accessorize our little diva it was clear that the market was lagging in top quality, fashionable accessories for children, mainly belts. From there the idea became an obsession to find the best products and accessories devoted to children without breaking the bank for the parents. We started out as an Internet-based accessory retailer that understands the value of offering our customers the best for less. Our online store means that our overhead costs are low. In turn, we are able to pass the savings along to you. We are able to spend more time creating & designing the best accessories, offer unbeatable customer service, and concentrate on making sure your little one is always fashionably accessorized for any occasion!"

Jaydnb would like to offer one lucky reader a boy or girl ribbon belt of your choice!

To enter this sweet GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one belt 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 April 5th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 6th.

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Freestyle (473 comments) - Mommy Daisy #315, mattschmunk #3, Ardy22 #416

Ridemakerz (386 comments) - sweetsue #148

Opus and the Red Chair (175 comments) - Stephanie #34
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NEW WINNER:

Loved Unconditionally (461 comments) - valerie2350 #258

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Vincent: A Big Step for Small Feet

Vincent is a shoe company that offers quality, fashionable shoes for children. I was very happy with their impressive customer service and attention to detail. All of the companies I review are terrific, but Vincent is one that stands out from the rest.

I was sent their DJUR clogs in pink for my daughter. Just look at them, they're absolutely adorable. The fun animal patterns are too cute and the style is really unique. They slip on and off with ease. I love the overall look of these shoes, but feel they are better suited for older girls. My daughter will be 5 in a few weeks and had difficulty walking in these due to the stacked heel. We'll probably try a bigger size when she gets older as she really loves the look of them.

My son received their JOAKIM in navy. He chose the blue and I am really happy with the color and suede accents. They are a very unique design and fit very comfortably on my son. He loves wearing these to school and always picks these out of the many shoes he owns. The velcro provides fast and easy on and off and this style is very well constructed and durable.

I am very pleased with my experience with Vincent. They offer a ton of styles for children in a wide variety of sizes. I've already spotted many I love. Vincent shoes are fun, practical and functional.

Their different collections are offered in many colors. They offer a variety of colors in each style. This is a terrific feature for parents. Click here to see all of their collections.

Vincent would like to offer you 20% OFF all full priced items through Sunday, April 5th with the discount code MONKEY-20.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Nimli: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 592 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Alan D!

Nimli offers really nice Azuri Cashmere Pashmina Shawls in 110 colors. I was amazed with the gorgeous color selection! I was sent their Creme version and it's a nice neutral color for any outfit. I've never owned a wrap before, but really like what this can do.


Dress it up or dress it down, this shawl can serve a variety of purposes. Use it when it's chilly outside or wear it to accessorize an outfit. The material is very lightweight and soft. I thought it would be a bit heavier, but I like that fact that it can be used for the springtime.

Here is a bit of information from their website:

"This finely woven Pashmina Shawl will keep you warm and looking incredibly polished whatever the occasion. The natural qualities of the Pashmina & Silk provide warmth, softness and durability while also adding elegance and beauty. Expertly woven with only the finest Pashmina & Silk, this Pashmina Shawl can be used all year and for any occasion. Due to the amazing versatility & practicality of this Pashmina Shawl, anytime is a good time - day and night, while traveling and at home, formal events and casual outings, as a wrap, shawl and scarf. A timeless, must-have piece that you can always carry with you. 70% Pashmina 30% Silk. 72" length x 22" width. Fringed ends. Imported. Dry Clean."

Nimli has a beautiful website full of amazing products for women, men, kids, pets and the home. I found so many items that I would love to own. Their website is very easy to navigate through and you can really find some terrific gifts from this company.



Nimli would like to offer one lucky reader a lovely azalea Azuri Cashmere Pashmina Shawl!

To enter this elegant GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one other product you love from Nimli. 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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Kathryn Cole Jewerly: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 621 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Peggy!

Make your Mother's Day a hit this year with Kathryn Cole Jewelry and their Close To Your Heart Bracelet. I had one of these personalized just for me with the names of my children and husband. This handmade sterling silver piece is wonderful. I just love dangling charm bracelets.


The fit is fantastic. I have a small wrist so finding bracelets that fit is a bit of a challenge sometimes. I was able to customize the size of the chain and it is still adjustable due to the type of chain that is used.



The quality of Kathryn Cole Jewelry is top notch. My bracelet arrived in a pretty little gift box tied with organza ribbon. It was such a lovely touch and would make a beautiful gift for someone special.



Here is some more information from their item description:



"One of my favorites...I wear this bracelet everyday! It can have the name of your daughter, son, or your favorite person whoever is "close to your heart." I can fit up to 9 letters on this 3/4" disc. The name can be curved as shown or straight across. The heart is one of a kind. Each one will be different. It is formed by hand in sterling silver. The size will vary of the heart, but it will be approximately 1/2" in width."


Kathryn Cole Jewelry also offers gorgeous necklaces, earrings and other bracelet styles. I adore all of her pieces and have become a big fan of her work. I'm sure you'll fall in love with a lot of styles.


Kathryn Cole Jewelry would like to offer one lucky reader a $100 Gift Certificate! If you would like to purchase something from their Etsy shop during the giveaway, you may take 20% off with the discount code thefunkymonkey.


To enter this dazzling GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me what you would purchase with your gift certificate. 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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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

The Soft Landing (636 comments) - Anonymous (neasecoupon at yahoo dot com) #454

Wicked Stitches (261 comments) - Jamie #45

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Top It Off: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 395 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ cdziuba!

Yay! Spring is here and that means time to bring out the flip flops! Top it Off offers the cutest styles in a variety of colors sand patterns. I am a flip flop fan and was really impressed with their fun and summery selection.

Top It Off sent me a mommy and child pair. My son received their Blue Argyle style. I love that these flip flops can work for a boy and girl. They didn't offer a size small enough for my 4 1/2 year old, but my son was thrilled to be able to try out a pair. He really loves how they feel and they look super cute on him.

I was sent their Navy, Pink & Green Argyle style. Love them! The color combination pops and they are perfect for the summer. I love pink and green together and the added navy blue is nice. I can't say enough great things about their flip flops.

I was impressed with the quality and friendliness of Top It Off. They also offer belts, various flip flop styles, bags, hair accessories and jewelry. If you're looking for matching mom and me flip flops, you'll find them here. How cute would these look for a photo shoot?!
Top It Off would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of flip flops for mom and child. You get to choose your style!

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me which two flip flops 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 April 2nd and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 3rd.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Energizer: Baseball Giveaway

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

Wanted: Everyday People with Extraordinary Stories of Unstoppable Energy. I'm sure you know many people in your life that inspire, excite and enrich lives. Energizer is looking for them! Enter them now in the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more.

Here is all the information from the company:

Every day, people from all walks of life are compared to the Energizer Bunny®, from celebrities to athletes and politicians. But only once a year do Americans collectively identify that one individual who is so unstoppable and so civic-minded that he or she deserves entry into Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame.

National Baseball Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Energizer are again asking Americans to nominate worthy candidates for this special honor. That person could be your sister, your best friend, or even yourself.

The Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame was started in 2006 as a way to honor everyday people for the energy and perseverance they show in their daily lives, no matter what challenges they might face. Today, there are four members in the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, and now through March 31, the search is on for the 2009 inductee. The winner will earn a $10,000 cash prize and a $5,000 donation to his or her favorite charity.

“Through the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, Energizer is connecting a group of people who have a similar outlook on life,” Ripken said. “People who share a common approach and embody the characteristics of the Energizer Bunny: enthusiasm, perseverance and a positive approach to all that they do.”

Energizer is looking for candidates with a great story about how they have positively impacted others through strong leadership and perseverance. “Through their stories, we hope to inspire others to find the Keep Going® spirit in their own lives,” said Betsy Laakko, Director of Marketing for Energizer.

In the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame
In 2008, Energizer inducted Ron Bachman of Plymouth, Michigan, as the fourth inductee into the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame. Bachmann’s incredible story began at the age of four when he had both legs amputated due to a congenital birth defect. Now using a motorized scooter, Ron has become a motivational speaker to both children and adults by founding Walk This Way. The organization delivers self-esteem and motivational programs to schools so children can be inspired to overcome challenges and stay confident.

To read more about the other members of the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame and finalists that have been honored, visit www.energizer.com/halloffame.

Who do you know?
The Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame call for nominations begins February 25, 2009, and runs through March 31, 2009. People are invited to visit the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame website, www.energizer.com/halloffame, to enter with their own personal stories of perseverance or to nominate someone they know who is like the Energizer Bunny®.

The nominees will be narrowed to a field of 100 semifinalists who will be honored in their hometowns. Then the judges will select 10 finalists whose names and stories will be posted online. At that point, all America will be given a chance to select the winner through an online vote. The voting will take place starting June 26, 2009. Each vote will trigger a $1.00 donation from Energizer to the Cal Ripken, Sr., Foundation, up to $10,000.

The Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame winner will attend a special induction ceremony at the Keep Going Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri. The inductee will also get a $10,000 cash award and an additional $5,000 will be donated to the charity of his or her choice.

“We’re looking for stories about people who are unstoppable,” said Laakko. “Our communities are filled with people who have the same can-do attitude as Cal Ripken, Jr., and the Energizer Bunny®. We’re asking everyone to help us identify and honor those very energetic and inspirational people.”

Energizer would like one lucky reader a signed Rawlings Carl Ripkin Jr. baseball complete with a plastic presentation case! Enter to win this amazing ball and head on over to Energizer to enter that special person in your life.



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Baby Tooth Album: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 208 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ darlanpaulsmamma!


I have found a really cute product that is perfect for all the little teeth your little one loses. Baby Tooth Album is a company that specializes in sentimental keepsakes for baby teeth. They offer some really cute products for you moms, dads and grandparents.

My 7 year old son is starting to lose his teeth right and left. 4 of them are already gone and my he is amazed by the whole tooth process! Gosh, where in the world does the time go?!? It's as if he was teething yesterday.



I received their Tooth Fairy's Baby Tooth Memory Book and it's the perfect album for storing my son's teeth as well as showcasing photos and memories. I love it and it's sized just right. It looks absolutely adorable and is made very well. This unique memory book is something I will treasure forever.

Here is some more information about this product from their website:

"Just add Photos and Baby Teeth!! Save, organize and cherish your child’s precious baby teeth in this one-of-a-kind memory book and baby tooth organizer. This mini instant scrapbook/photo album comes complete with:
  • Baby Tooth Organizer: to save and organize baby teeth,
  • 8 Memory Pages: to cherish your child's toothless moments,
  • Baby Tooth Guide: to keep track of your child’s changing smile,
  • Tooth Fairy Sticker Sheet: to embellish your child's baby tooth memory book."
Baby Tooth Album would like to offer one lucky reader a Tooth Fairy's Baby Tooth Memory Book in your choice of color! You may also take 15% OFF with the discount code 1212.

To enter this precious GIVEAWAY, please visit their website 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 April 1st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 2nd.

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Executive Basket (675 comments) - Kristy #306

Graffeeti - (348 comments) - Betty C #343

Wallaroo Hat Company (407 comments) - Jo #53

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Marina Cosmetics: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 408 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Marybeth l.

I love finding quality cosmetics that enhance beauty naturally and work well. I am thrilled to introduce you to Marina Cosmetics. This company offers fabulous lipsticks and lip glosses in a variety of gorgeous colors.

I was able to review their North Sea Neutrals Collection and it is absolutely wonderful. The lipstick glides on and stays on and the lip gloss doesn't feel sticky and uncomfortable on my lips. Their products feel natural and look terrific on. This collection adds just the right amount of color to my face without looking too overdone. I can wear them separately or mix and match the colors for a look all my own.

Here is a bit more about them from their website:

"We believe that Natural is beautiful. Our mission was to create a product that not only looks and feels beautiful on your skin, but one that nourishes your skin with every silkening, softening, caress of color.

Our products were developed to bring natural, hydrating, anti-aging care to your skin. Natural Sea Minerals, Ecocert, and Certified Organic ingredients bring the best in “green benefits” to your skin. We believe in the benefits of natural ingredients, and in formulations that conscientiously eliminate hazardous toxins.

All products are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and are formulated with natural replacements for petroleum. Our products restore, renew, and refresh the skin naturally – just like the sea."

Marina Cosmetics would like to offer one lucky reader a Carribean Sea Pinks Collection! You will receive the lipsticks Pink Sand and Sea Shimmer Pink and the two lip glosses Sea Shell and Sunset Pink.

To enter this beautiful GIVEAWAY, please visit their website 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 April 1st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 2nd.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Lollipop Book Club: Giveaway

My children love receiving things in the mail. The look on their face when they receive their magazines or packages is priceless. Imagine your child receiving a new book each month that's addressed and personalized just for them. And to top it off, a sweet lollipop that will brighten their day! Wouldn't they just love that?! This is what the Lollipop Book Club offers.

This fantastic company offers a large variety of books for children. You'll definitely find something for all ages. Your first book is mailed out typically within 5-7 days after you place your order. You may also substitute one book for another. They will make changes based on your requests. Take a look at their FAQ section on their website for more information.

My children received the book Chrysanthemum and lollipops. The book was perfect for them and the lollipops were awesome. These aren't your average lollipops. They are larger in size, uniquely handcrafted and come adorably decorated. The book was packaged wonderfully too.

Our book came with a note card and personal sticker to place inside the front cover. I was very pleased with what The Lollipop Book Club has to offer. If you live far away from family members or you just want to send a child an incredible gift, this is the way to do it.

The Lollipop Book Club would like to offer one lucky reader a book of your choice. It will come with a lollipop and personal gift note.

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one book 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 31st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 1st.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Energizer: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 601 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the 2 lucky winners ~ Christina G. and LoveMy2Dogs!

Power your life right. As one of the most recognized battery companies in the world, Energizer is always coming up with ways to stand out from the rest. My family has always relied on Energizer in our home. We've been fully satisfied with Energizer's performance and will continue to use their products, especially their new line of batteries.


Their new line of High Tech Batteries deliver optimal performance. Here is some information on their Ultimate Lithium:

"For the countless electronic gadgets that you can’t live without, get the latest lithium battery technology that’s proven to be the world’s longest lasting AA and AAA batteries in high-tech devices."

Other things you should know:
  • Last up to 8x longer in digital cameras (versus Energizer® MAX®. results vary by camera.)
  • Weigh 1/3 less than standard alkaline batteries
  • Perform in extreme temperatures from -40°F to 140°F \
  • 15 year storage life
  • Leak resistant construction

    Their Advanced Lithium is terrific too. Here is some info:

    "Photos. Tunes. Gaming. You love your tech. But they drain energy like a criminal. Try Energizer® Advanced Lithium - its lithium battery technology maximizes your gear's performance and keeps you going non-stop."

    MORE POWER for the devices you rely on including:
  • Wireless gaming accessories
  • Handheld games
  • MP3 players and portable CD players
  • Digital cameras
  • Last up to 4x longer in digital cameras (versus Energizer® MAX®. results vary by camera)
  • Lasts 20 hours longer* in wireless gaming accessories. Results vary by play and/ or usage
  • patterns.
  • Last up to 30% longer in personal audio devices (versus Energizer® MAX®. results vary
  • by device)
  • Weigh 1/3 less than standard alkaline
  • 10 year storage life
  • Leak resistant construction
We use the Ultimate and Advanced batteries in our cameras, GPS devices and gaming systems. We know we can rely on Energizer and so can you with their new line of premium batteries.

Energizer would like to offer TWO lucky readers an Energizer Prize Pack full of Energizer Ultimate Lithium and Advanced Lithium batteries valued at $50.

To enter this excellent GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something 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 March 30th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 31st.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winner:

Skuut (504 comments) - Lori #129

Thanks for confirming Lori!

Kimochis: Giveaway

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

I am so thrilled to share this adorable company with you. Kimochis takes plush toys to an entirely new level. The Kimochis dolls are a wonderful learning tool for children. These empowering tools for kids help them express their feelings in a loving and fun way.


Here is some information behind this genius idea:

"Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means "feeling" in Japanese. And Kimochis are what come inside each character! Kimochis are small pillows with a feeling on one side, and a facial expression on the other. Using the characters and their Kimochis, kids can get in touch with their emotions in a fun and comfortable way, building self-esteem and confidence one feeling at a time!"

I received their Kimochi Bug and Mixed Feelings Pack 1 and my daughter and I think it's the cutest toy ever. The concept behind Kimochis is smart and innovative. Children and parents are really loving what this company provides. Kids are able to deal with their feelings in an interesting and intriguing way. The Kimochi plush feelings can be placed right inside the bug's pocket. Each doll includes 3 feelings.


Kimochis has been featured in the magazines Mothering, Wonder Time and Parenting. I can see why so many parents, psychologists and children love their products. They really help children identify with their own feelings and emotions by interacting with the dolls. Children are instantly drawn to these cuddly characters and learn how to express themselves through the use of Kimochis.

Their website is really darling. Visit them with your little one. I'm sure they'll love looking at their fun characters with you. They have a great section for parents too.

Kimochis would like to offer one lucky reader a Kimochi doll of your choice!

To enter this precious GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the one doll 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 29th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 30th.

JAQK Cellars: Black Clover

JAQK Cellars is a new playful wine company that I'm crazy about. I received their Black Clover Merlot and it's fantastic. Not only does it taste wonderful, but the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. We almost didn't want to open it.

Here is a bit more about what JAQK Cellars is all about:

"We’re JAQK Cellars, a new wine company. We’re also a new type of wine company. In addition to being dedicated to making great wine, we’re also passionate about something else: play.

For us, play includes the excitement of testing our luck—and tempting fate—at games of chance. It also includes getting together with friends and enjoying each other’s company. And a bottle (or two) of great wine can be quite helpful in that regard.

So, go ahead. Invite a few friends over, uncork a bottle of wine, and play a little."

My family really loved their Black Clover. The aroma was inviting and the taste was delectable. This supreme wine complimented our dinner perfectly. Our dinner guests really loved it as well and commented on its superb taste and texture.

You can purchase this wine along with their other varieties on their website. Click here to learn more about this wonderful wine company.

Brix: Chocolate for Wine


"Chocolate & Wine. Enough Said." I couldn't have said it better myself. Brix chocolate is specially developed to compliment wine beautifully. I had the opportunity to try two of their delicious varieties. I've become a bit spoiled now and no other chocolate will do.

About the company:

"Welcome to Brix! Brix is the first line of chocolates specifically blended to compliment wine. Based on the finest single origin chocolate from Ghana, Brix masterfully combines the outspoken character of the single origin chocolate with the smoothness of the highest quality confectionary chocolate.

The result is a blend so pure in flavor that it actually enhances those nuances found in great wines, without confusing the palate. It is sold in eight ounce bricks, meant to be fractured like a hard cheese, “Brix” is also roughly defined as the sugar content of a grape before it is harvested for wine. Thus a little play on words…"



Their Milk Chocolate is designed for the lighter reds and contains 45% cocoa. It goes great with Port, Ice Wine, Rose, Pinot Noir and Burgundy. This was very creamy and decadent. I couldn't get enough of this and my husband really loved this with Pinot Noir. It was heavenly.

Here is some information from their website:
"Brix Milk Chocolate is a chocolate designed for the lighter reds and dessert wines. The addition of high quality milk chocolate to the single origin Ghanaian product results in a milk chocolate like no other, both creamy and spicy."


We also tried the very versatile Medium Dark Chocolate which contains 60% cocoa. This was my favorite and went well with Merlot. It pairs well with Zinfandel, Syrah, Rhone, Merlot and Shiraz.

Here is a bit more about it from their website:
"Brix Dark Chocolate is the most versatile of the Brix blends. While its cocoa content is high, it remains sedate enough to enhance the fruit forward wines it was designed to accompany. While its suggested pairings are on the label, it easily stretches upward to the lighter cabs and downward to the heavier pinots."

If you're looking for a divine treat, Brix is something you should try. I can't express enough how lovely the tasting experience is. What a unique gift this would make for the ultimate wine lover. You can purchase Brix chocolate on their website or click here for a list of retailers.

T-Shirtmonster: Get Creative

Do you have a photo or design that you would love to see on a t-shirt? If so, T-Shirtmonster can make that happen! Just upload and go. It's really a simple process and I was able to create a shirt for my son in no time.


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

"T-Shirtmonster was created for anyone who shares a passion for custom t-shirt design. What other canvas offers so many creative ways for self-expression? If you like the idea of creating custom t-shirts from the comfort of your home or office (and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing something mass produced from a retail chain) then you’ve come to the right place!"

I chose to design a short sleeve tee with a baseball design from their clip art section. I had the option of the type of shirt I wanted, color and placement of the design. I could have designed the front and back of the shirt. Click here to see their Design Lab. Here you'll find everything you need to get started. You can design tees for everyone in the family. They offer a wide range of styles and sizes.

I love the idea behind T-Shirtmonster. It's a neat way to create a very unique shirt all your own. My tee came with specific washing instructions for no tumble drying. This won't be a problem since the warmer weather is approaching.

T-Shirtmonster would like to offer you 10% OFF with the discount code TheFunkyMonkey. Have fun with your creativity!

Patch Products: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 234 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ MOMFOREVERANDEVER!

Turn your family time into a ton of fun with Patch Products. This toy company creates creative toys, games and puzzles for all ages. Their products provide endless hours of fun and entertainment for yourself and your children.
My children always ask to play Funnybugs Picture Bingo. The pictures on the game are colorful, happy and perfect for their young ages. This game is suited for 2 to 10 players, ages 3 and up. As you turn over the picture cards, players cover the matching images with the Funnybug picture markers. Once you get 5 in a row, you win! It's a very easy game for children to grasp and they'll want to play it again and again.
Here is a new take on the classic game Go Fish. How about Go Ape?!? Instead of asking a fellow player for a card, you get to act out the funny monkey picture on the card. Whoever collects the most monkey matches wins. I think it's pretty obvious why my children love this game. They have fun, share a ton of laughs and go bananas over Go Ape! This game is for 2 to 6 players, ages 4 and up.

If you're looking for an additively amusing game, Swap is for you! Just when you think you're about to get rid of all your cards....wrong! You'll be racing, swapping and slapping your way to the finish line. This game is loads of fun and my family can't get enough of it. You can have 2 to 10 players and is recommended for ages 7 and up. My son gets right in on the action too and loves this entertaining card game. It's one of the best games we've played together.

Patch Products is a company that provides wonderful games and activities for families at terrific prices. Turn off the television and grab a game every once in a while. You'll really get a kick out of playing what Patch Products has to offer. I love their wonderful customer service and commitment to high quality, family-friendly products.

Patch Products would like to offer one lucky reader Go Ape or Swap!

To enter this entertaining GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me which of the two games 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 29th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 30th.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

LEGO (625 comments) - The Dreamer #321

Jenny's Gifts and Fine Art (277 comments) - Tylerpants #252

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder. If no response is received within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine all winners.

Eyes Cream Shades: Total Protection

Eyes Cream Shades would like to offer you 25% OFF now through April 15th. Just in time for summer! Use the discount code JMOM to receive your discount.

The Funky Monkey recently had the opportunity to review this fantastic company. Click here to read all about it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

A Classic Tale - Vicky H. #104

Eyes Cream Shades - Purplemommi #267

Cedar Valley Publishing - lezanac #171

Jenny's Gifts and Fine Art - Michelle

**All winners have been notified through email. Please check your junk/spam folder. If I receive no response within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. Random.org is used to determine all winners.

Ridemakerz: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 386 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ sweetsue!

Start your engines!!! Here is a company that will blow you away. My son and husband had a blast putting together the Dodge Viper that Ridemakerz sent me. I don't know who loves it more. It's definitely a toy that is great for the young and young at heart!

Here is a bit about the company from their website:

Tapping into America's love of cars and the massive car-customizing movement, RIDEMAKERZ® offers kidz from 6 to 106 the opportunity to customize and "trick out" their very own RIDE.

RIDEMAKERZ mission is to have great fun making RIDEZ and fueling good. RIDEMAKERZ is led by ZEO Larry Andreini, noted entrepreneur. Marketing and the Virtual Experience are headed by Lee Nadler. In addition, legendary car-customizer Chip Foose, host of TLC's "Overhaulin'", serves as an Advizor."

I received a red hot Dodge Viper. Click here to see their different selections of rides. They even have a Limited Edition section. What's so cool about all of this is you get to customize your ride with their Custom Partz. Have fun upgrading, building and selecting your accessories to make your ride one-of-a-kind!

I was sent some really fabulous accessories. A few are pictured below. We had the opportunity to try out their RZ Cyclone Wheels, Red Treadz, Rear Spoiler, Header Side Pipes, Hood Scoop and Flashing Light Bar which is really cool! My son thinks this is the best remote control vehicle he's ever owned and trust me, that's saying a lot because he's had many. The headlights light up, the flashing light bar is really neat and the chrome pieces really add that extra bling. It even came with a key like tool which made it really fun for my son to assemble the vehicle.







My husband and son had this put together in no time at all. It even came with a battery and was ready for action. They tested it out were grinning from ear to ear. The car moves really well and my 7 year old can maneuver it nicely. The entire kit was very well made and came in a really cool presentable box. My son is now a huge fan of Ridemakerz and he now wants to build even more of their awesome vehicles.

Ridemakerz would like to offer one lucky reader a $100 Gift Card! Get ready for some action! You'll have way too much fun with this. I guarantee it!

To enter this amazing 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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**This giveaway ends on March 27th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 28th.