Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cootie Guards: Disposable Seat Covers for Kids

What's a CootieGuard?

CootieGuards provide your child total protection from public toilet seats with a sanitary barrier that guards against wetness and germs while protecting from lower surfaces where children touch. Use CootieGuards to help reduce the stress of potty training, provide support and prevent smaller children from falling through. They're easy to use, disposable and your hands never have to touch toilet surfaces. Take along CootieGuards in your purse, pocket or backpack. Great for traveling, those trips to the mall or out to a restaurant. Perfect for the family on the go.
  • Total protection from toilet seats
  • Disposable convenience that leaves germs behind
  • Great for potty training
  • Makes trips to restrooms a breeze
The main benefits Cootie Guards have over the competition are:
  • Provides a waterproof sanitary barrier that stays in place
  • Will not slip or fall in unlike the free tissues found in most public restrooms
  • Supports smaller child (especially helpful when potty training) thus preventing them from falling in
  • Provides protection from the sides and underneath toilet seat were children tend to touch
  • Easy to use with no adhesive stripes to deal with. Simply slips on and is compact and disposable

To purchase CootieGuards, click here.

Resealable 4 pack - $4.95
Request a sample - $1.65

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Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Nalgene - ColleenMarie82 #135

Stella & Dot - Gabriel J. #246

Swami Baby - LT #190

CaliBowl - Lisa #178, MamabearMills #44, Anonymous #109

WAT-AAH - knitmomma #89

International Playthings - Cindy B. of Montana #179

Three Lollies - ethnically ambiguous #20, socmama #39

Bamboosa - Kimberly #326

Beau-Coup - missrantsypants #247

**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.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Write Way To Learn: Learning Designed for a Child's World

Here is a great way to help children learn in a fun and exciting manner. Write Way To Learn offers a very helpful product called the Power Pack. Here is some more information about it from their website:

"Keep learning simple and make it fun! This Power Pack helps all beginners learn to read and write, while building an “I can do it!” confidence. Packs are easy to use, designed for kids, and reusable to last for years.

Who benefits? - This pack is designed especially for the beginner (ages 3 and up) – from kids who do not yet know letters, to those writing sentences. We provide the fresh and exciting approach that these kids need. All levels are included in each pack, providing for the needs of beginners at every stage.

What it teaches - We help children build a strong foundation of language skills essential to a bright future. Reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, phonemic awareness, and self-esteem skills are taught in each Power Pack. As a bonus, each pack can also be used to teach sign language.

Why it works - We have incorporated the best, most inspiring ideas in education into one easy-to-use kit. By encouraging the curious, playful nature in kids through our interactive approach, we unlock their powerful natural learning abilities. Children learn by simply playing with the kit independently, and will learn even more with assistance.

Personalizable! - Some materials can be instantly customized (and re-customized!) with the child’s own photo and name, while others invite creative drawings and stories. Personalizable cards can also be used to teach common reading words (“sight words”), colors, how to write “I love you” and thank you notes…the possibilities are endless!

This pack contains earth-friendly learning tools for every beginning level – from children who do not yet know letters, to those writing sentences. The primary learning tools contained in this pack are "Learning Cards." These wipe-clean, oversized cards (9” x 11.5”) feature fascinating real-life photographs, large practice text, and are designed just for kids: durable, non-toxic, and easy to use. By following a few simple steps, children's interactions with the cards unlock natural learning abilities making reading and writing easier. Kids can use cards independently, or with assistance for more learning.

All contents are kid-tested & guaranteed:

"Personalized Learning" (set of four double-sided learning cards) – celebrates every child’s special world. Instantly customize, then re-customize cards to teach the child’s name, family/pets’ names, sentences…the possibilities are endless! These cards can also be used to teach colors, sight words, as well as how to write thank you cards and “I love you.”

Step 1: pre-reading basics (four double-sided learning cards) - teaches all letters (writing & sounds), numbers 0-9, fine motor skills, and sign language. Colorful real-life photos enhance the experience.

Step 2: first reading words (four double-sided learning cards) – gently transitions learners from letter sounds to reading/writing their first words. Provides practice with all short vowel sounds plus plurals, double letters, and “ck.” Each card teaches from the animal kingdom, featuring the name and a vivid photo of a real animal! (Animal sounds can be heard on the CD-ROM also included in this pack.)

Step 3: reading with phonics (six double-sided learning cards) – builds strong language skills by providing direct practice with 18 of the most common phonics sounds, plus the opportunity to learn over 30! This set also teaches using the intriguing world of animals.

CD-ROM - packed full of printable learning activities and more! Includes printable games, real animal sounds and trivia, 80+ worksheets, Phonemic Awareness,& reward certificates. Each learning card references a folder on this CD-ROM containing activities tailored for that learning target.

Power Pack Guide - makes it easy for you to use this pack. We provide all the information you need including "simple steps to teaching success" & optional learning activities.

Wipe-Off Markers - non-toxic dry erase markers in 4 colors!

Learning Board - double-sided wipe-clean board for extra practice & creativity (blank on one side, writing lines on the other)

Storage tote - colorful and made from 100% recycled materials

In addition to reading and writing, Power Packs also teach American Sign Language “Fingerspelling” – the method that uses a sign for each letter in a word.

Especially for kids - Although an adult can learn sign language using this Power Pack, our materials are specifically designed for the unique needs of kids. Each hand illustration is that of a child’s signing hand, not an adult’s. Children’s hands typically have different proportions than adult hands - this makes some signs impossible to replicate using traditional materials, discouraging the learner. Because our learning tools are created specifically for the needs of children, learning sign language is naturally easier for kids using this pack.

Why practice sign language? - There are many reasons people learn sign language; usually it is to communicate with the hearing-impaired and/or because of the beauty of the language. One other reason for kids to practice sign language is that it may develop pathways in the brain that make learning any foreign language in the future easier.

Power Packs incorporate proven strategies used by teachers, occupational/speech therapists, learning specialists, and homeschool parents. We help you make it easy to provide the fun and rich educational experiences your students need.

Multisensory “Learning Cards” for all beginners – This pack contains four different sets of durable, reusable learning cards that will last year after year. Students can use the cards independently, and they will learn even more when guided through the simple interactive steps outlined in the “Power Pack Guide” (also included).

Integrated Teaching Guide – Each card contains a teaching key that clearly defines the learning target(s) taught, and suggests related extended learning targets (for a complete list of learning targets covered, click here). Also included are additional practice words, as well reference to a folder on the included CD-ROM. This folder is filled with additional learning activities tailored to teach the specific learning targets.

Multisensory for all Learning Styles – By following a few simple steps, children experience the learning targets in multiple sensory ways. Our materials and teaching approach reach all learning styles at once, making it simple for you and optimal for your students:
Visual learners benefit from the bold, uncluttered layout, large text, and vivid photographs. They also have the opportunity to explore learning targets through drawing, personal photographs, art, collage, etc.

Auditory learners hear each word in two different ways, and have opportunity to hear related words, sing, “interview” others, listen to corresponding animal sounds, and more.

Kinesthetic / Tactile learners especially enjoy the interactive teaching method which encourages them to write, trace, learn sign language, draw, dance, interact with others, personalize their own cards, go on a scavenger hunt, etc.

We take pride in our learning tools, and we are pleased to offer a 30 day money-back guarantee for all of our products. In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us within 30 days of the delivery date of your product for return authorization and instructions. (Sorry, shipping costs are not refundable.)"

Head on over to Write Way To Learn to give your children the head start they deserve!

Thomas & Friends Trackmaster: Thomas at Action Canyon Giveaway

This giveaway is now over with 494 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ oneinamil23!

All Aboard!!! My daughter loves Thomas & Friends. She's really taken after her older brother and train sets are one of her favorite toys. We received the Thomas at Action Canyon Play Set and it's wonderful. The moving bridge makes this extra fun and it's a great size for little ones. She's really enjoying this fantastic toy and has asked for all of the different Thomas & Friends Play Sets.

Here is some more information about this excellent set:

"Cinders and ashes! Thomas at Action Canyon is Thomas’ most exciting adventure yet! This super-big play set was inspired by The Great Discovery and has all the excitement of the DVD. Your child can send Thomas chugging up a steep mountain track, puffing over an old bridge, and zooming down a thrilling mountain canyon! The best part is…kids can press a secret button to make the old bridge collapse and send Thomas rocketing through a waterfall!"

To see some videos of this set in motion, click here.

This friendly company would like to offer one lucky reader a Thomas at Action Canyon Play Set! LUCKY YOU!

To enter this super entertaining GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one other 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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PlasmaCar: The Innovative Toy Car

A toy car that doesn't require batteries, is inexpensive and fun?!? What is it you ask - It's the PlasmaCar! This innovative toy will surely be a hit in your home! My children received their red model and they think it's pretty darn awesome. I've even caught my hubby on it a few times!

Here is some more information about it taken directly from their website:

"PlasmaCar is made from state-of-the-art, high-quality ABS plastics, rugged and durable. Kids will like its looks because it´s vivid, sleek and aerodynamic, just like a racecar. No batteries, no power-cells, no liquid fuel are required. It´s so easy to operate; all it needs is a driver and a smooth, flat surface. For the kids, the PlasmaCar is pure energy and pure fun. For the folks, it´s safe, inexpensive, and quiet.

It's like magic, but you don't need to be a magician to get it to work. The PlasmaCar is a mechanical marvel that makes use of that most inexhaustible of energy sources, kid-power, by harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction. It's so easy to operate; all it needs is a driver and a smooth, flat surface.

The PlasmaCar is adult-friendly, too. For starters, it doesn't require an expensive power source that needs constant replacement. No batteries, no power-cells, no liquid fuel-just the occasional cookie or two. It's quiet too-the only sound you'll hear is the sound of its wheels. It provides kids with plenty of exercise, more so than most toys. And the PlasmaCar is engineered to be absolutely safe when used appropriately. It's been extensively tested, and meets or exceeds all significant international safety standards."

This is built to last:

  • High-quality plastics
  • Rugged and durable
  • Deceptively simple to operate
  • No pedals
  • No gears
  • No batteries required
It's summer! Take your kids outside with the PlasmaCar! They'll love it. Head on over to their website to learn more.

Tool Logic: Survival Card Giveaway

This giveaway is over with 309 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the following 5 winners: Ginny, kateobrn, LT, tina, ehhogan!

If you've ever been stuck in an emergency situation, you know how frustrating it can be without the proper tools. I was sent some products from Tool Logic, and I must say, they're fantastic. Here are the two items that are as innovative as they come.

"These credit card tools could literally save your life. The new Tool Logic Survival cards are packed with lifesaving features: A fixed blade serrated knife of tough stainless steel, a magnesium alloy fire starter, a loud signal whistle, plus your choice of a brilliant red LED flashlight or an 8X power lens and compass. There's also a tweezer and toothpick and a hole for lanyard attachment. Credit card size and feather-light at less than two ounces, this essential survival kit deserves a place in your home, car, purse or backpack. Keep a Survival card with you and you'll always be prepared for life's unforeseen emergencies."

SVC1 8 Features 1.9 oz (53gm) About 1/8 (4mm) thick

SVC2 7 Features 1.9 oz (53gm) About 1/8 (4mm) thick

Features:

2" 1.5" Serrated Stainless Blade
Magnesium Alloy Firestarter (replaceable)
Loud Signal Whistle
Tweezer and Toothpick
Lanyard Hole

Your choice of: Compass and 8X Power Lens (SVC1) or Brilliant Red LED Flashlight (SVC2)

Here is their wonderful Credit Card Companion.

"This rugged credit card size tool launched Tool Logic in 1995. It features our signature razor sharp 2” blade, an 8X power lens and compass plus a host of other handy tools, all in a tough black Zytel case. It’s perfect for off road adventures and it’s a great addition to any emergency survival kit. At just 1.3oz it’s effortless to carry, even in a wallet."

Features:

2" Serrated Blade
Can/Bottle Opener
Flat Screwdriver
Awl
Compass
Tweezers
Toothpick
Lanyard Hole

My husband and I carry these cards in our wallets. I feel so much better knowing we have these handy. They'll definitely help in a sticky situation, and as parents, it's nice to know that we have the tools we need right at our fingertips. Everyone should carry a Tool Logic Ultra Slim Card Tool.

Tool Logic would like to offer FIVE lucky readers a Survival Card!

To enter this life saving GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one other product you find helpful. 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 July 6th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on July 7th.

Pork Chop Kids: Pork Chop Socks Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Lori!

Here is the story behind Pork Chop Kids:

"The idea for Pork Chop KidsTM was developed after having my first daughter, Tess. As she began to grow, I discovered many fabulous products and services were available to help make child rearing easier. However, a reoccurring issue presented itself which no company had addressed. After a year of discussions with parents, research on manufactures and the open market, it became clear there was an opportunity to fill a genuine need in the marketplace… A baby thigh-high.

The most common forms of apparel for the lower body include leggings, tights, leg warmers, and socks. Each product addresses a specific need, but fails to offer the convenience of the thigh-high. Leggings, common in every age group, are garments worn from the waist to the ankle. Because of this, the entire garment needs to be removed in order to change a diaper. Like leggings, tights extend from the waist and include the feet. Again, this is inconvenient during diaper changes. In addition, they are one of the most restrictive garments on the child. Leg warmers are separate garments extending the length of each leg, but do not cover the feet. Fortunately, this eases the strains on the diaper change, but requires socks to be worn on the feet. As any parent will attest, it is all but impossible to keep socks on a young child. Wonderful and fashionable products existed, but only solved single issues.

Thus, Pork Chops were born from the evolution of necessity…warmth, protection, easy diaper changes, no missing socks, non-skid and runway-ready fashion!"


I received their adorable Bright Stripe style for my daughter. As you can see they are really fun and funky. She loves the feel of these socks. My daughter is 5 years old and we chose their 4-6 year old size. They fit her perfectly and hug her thighs comfortably. It's over 100 degrees outside and she refuses to take them off. They're a winner here! I also really like their non-skid bottoms.

They come in the following sizes:

6-12 months
1-2 years
2-4 years
4-6 years
6-8 years

Pork Chop Kids would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of Pork Chops in your choice of style!

To enter this nice GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the style 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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Saturday, June 27, 2009

isABelt: The Fashion "Fix-It"

isABelt is the Original invisible belt, the MUST HAVE Fashion “fix-it” accessory. A thin, strong and flexible clear plastic belt, that virtually disappears when worn, providing you with the assurance that all is secure without even knowing it's there. isABelt prevents back gap, slippage and of course, belt bulk and belt bulge. The isABelt solves all of these fashion issues and many more.

Now you can use your isABelt even on those "favorite" pants that don't have belt loops! Simply place an isAStrips over the isABelt logo on the inside of the isABelt and press to waistband to secure. The isAStrips were designed to be the perfect "quick fix" accessory. The transparent, hypoallergenic, double stick fashion tape secures necklines, bra straps, clothing, pant hems, shoe straps, accessories, scarves jewelry in place and much more. Two isAStrips size options included.

isABeltWide has finally arrived! Keep your pants upthe "isABeltWide" way! A lightweight, flat, 1" wide belt in clear-frosted or black that will support your pants with no bulky hardware. The isABeltWide allows you to discretely wear a belt when you don't want, or need the added weight of a belt or belt buckle. Say goodbye to "belt bulk", "back gap", and "plumber's butt". A little wider for added support. Uniquely designed, one size fits all - up to 50".

isABelt would like to offer you 15% OFF your order with the discount code: ISA1001. This offer will expire on July 18, 2009.

This company has been featured in People magazine, Real Simple and the Today show! Head on over to isABelt to check out all of their very innovative products!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Amon Maternity: $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Rachel!

Since ancient times, Amon has symbolized creation, fertility and life. Amon Maternity’s mission is to support expecting mothers in creating a healthy and happy life.

Their Lingerie Essentials are designed for optimal support & comfort. Ultra-soft microfiber fabrics are woven with revolutionary seamless technology that provides an all-way stretch for exceptional fit.

for • give: to forego judgment or criticism of self or others; to give or love without condition or expectation.

After your baby is born, this new body shaper provides a firm yet comfortable fit around your tummy and mid-section. Helping you regain your pre-pregnancy figure. Fabric has remarkable stretch and breathability.

"I love wearing the post-natal body shaper and wear them every day. They provide specific support for my tummy. This being my second child I was surprised at how quickly they helped me get back into my regular jeans!" - Erin

This product comes in white, black and nude. The sizes they offer are small, medium, large and x-large.


be • hold: to hold or bear with the senses, mind, or heart; to support or sustain physically or emotionally.

A user-friendly alternative to a maternity belt, this pregnancy belly band provides extra belly and lower back support. It also creates a smooth look under clothing. A must-have body shaper support piece for all pregnant women.

"I love wearing the behold band! It feels natural - no straps or binding seams. It feels like a second skin and I don't even notice I'm wearing it, until I have to take it off and miss the lift it gives." - Vanessa

This product comes in white, black and nude. Their sizing runs small, medium, large and x-large.



Amon Maternity would like to offer one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate (equivalent to two products)! You may also take 10% OFF your order with the discount code funkymonkey at checkout.

They also offer Free Shipping to the continental USA!

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one how you would spend your $50. 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 July 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on June 3rd.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shirin NYC: Leopard Love!

This shirt is the cat's meow! My daughter adores her new top from Shirin NYC. Their Thermal with Two Color Print shirt is perfect for my animal obsessed little girl.

I really love the large leopard graphic on the side. It's a very unique design and the thermal fabric is really soft. It's has a nice light weight to it and my daughter can layer this for the next school season.



They offer this shirt in sizes 2T, 4T and 6T. They also have this print in a tank dress for mom!

Shrin NYC's designs are simple, yet really stand out. I can see their clothing dressed up or down. Their chic style is really special and you'll want to take a look at their clothing for women and their mommy & me couture line.

Shirin NYC would like to offer you 20% OFF your order with the discount code: FUNKYMONKEY20 at checkout. This offer expires July 31, 2009.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beau-coup: $25 Gift Card Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 247 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ missrantsypants!
Fine favors indeed! Beau-coup offers absolutely breathtaking favors for your next party. Show off your style with favors from this beautiful company.

Their 2 Piece Square Favor Boxes look absolutely amazing! Just look at the variety of styles they offer. This is just some of the many different boxes they have available.

These elegant favor boxes are perfect for just about anything. Fill each with traditional Jordan almonds, other colorful candies or a small but meaningful trinket. Choose from several colors and patterns and even mix and match tops and bottoms to create your own combinations (see images to the left). Please note that each box comes with matching top and bottom and that you will have to purchase a separate set of a second color in order to mix and match.

Beau Coup imports these original favor boxes from Italy so you are sure to have the highest in quality. Each favor box measures 2"x 2"x 2"and comes with a separate lid. Sold in sets of ten, assembly required.

Pair these lovely boxes with beautiful organdy ribbons, custom labels or personalized ribbons. For a different look, try clear favor boxes or our larger 4-inch favor boxes. The white and ivory floral favor boxes are also available in our rectangular favor boxes.

How unique are their Personalized Silk Fans?!? I've never seen anything like it for a favor before!

Look chic, stay cool with these personalized silk fans. Gorgeous yet practical, these custom creations are perfect for any outdoor event such as beach weddings and garden bridal showers, or even a summer themed baby shower. Instead of swooning from the heat, your summer guests will swoon over you.


Each is made with natural bamboo and genuine silk in your choice of three colors: white, pink or blue. Personalize with the couple's names and wedding date or a special message in elegant script. Measures 9" long.

Beau-coup would like to offer one lucky reader a $25 Gift Card! My oh my the choices!!!

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one how you would spend your $25. 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 June 29th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on June 30th.

Khaya Cookie Company: Deliciously Divine Cookies

When you taste a delicous cookie, it instantly makes you feel good. This is exactly how I felt when I tried the cookies from the Khaya Cookie Company. I tried all of their varieties and each one was unique and tasty. Their packaging was also very classic and beautiful.


Their Cranberry Rooibos Shortbread was very nice. These bite sized shortbread cookies are light, buttery and have the perfect shortbread taste I expect from a great cookie. This specific variety had a nice flavor from the cranberries.

"Our artisan bakers have added bits of naturally tart, intensely flavorful cranberries and all the benefits of rooibos extract to this classically buttery rich shortbread. We think it just begs or a cup of amber rooibos tea alongside."


Their Granola Fruit Krunchi was very fulfilling. These cookies were loved by my husband who adores anything granola. It felt like you were eating a healthy cookie without sacrificing taste.

"Find sweet inspiration on a hike or with a quiet cup of tea as you savor these morsels of moist dates and organic apricots mixed with satisfyingly chewy grains. Dates add 14 essential vitamins and minerals to these Krunchis and you get 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving."

Their Orange Rooibos Shortbread were my favorite. I loved the orange paired with the shortbread. It was heavenly.

"The allure of aromatic citrus peel transforms this dense, buttery shortbread, taking it out of the ordinary and into the realm of extraordinary. We like it paired with a cup of delicate white tea, or with a glass of fine dessert wine."

The Orange & Chocolate Krunchi were good. The bits of chocolate really added a nice surprise to this cookie.

"A timeless combination of pure orange zest and pure dark Belgium chocolate. Enjoy its heavenly flavor along with the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in the flaxseed and essential fiber and nutrients in oats and sunflower seeds. A total of 13,5g of heart healthy Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids per box."


Last but not least, their Grapeseed Shortbread was delicious. Again, the buttery taste and tangy flavors really pair up nicely.

"This shortbread is made with grapeseed—known for their incredible nutritional properties including a potent dose of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Our shortbread has pure grapeseed and tangy, tiny currents. You’ll find it has a delectable depth of flavor—not too sweet and just buttery enough."

Here is some excellent information about this company from their website:

"#1 We use only the freshest, finest, all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. All of our cookies are carefully crafted, by hand and with pride.

#2 We are committed to empowering people so that they can earn a living-with solid business and life skills.

#3 We hire previously unemployed women and men and turn them into highly skilled bakers. All Khaya Cookie Bakers participate in a Skills Training Program that gives them cross-training in every aspect of the business as well as personal budgeting and debt management.

At Khaya, we put our heart and soul into our artisanal cookies and into our commitment to helping change lives in the townships of Mbkweni in the Drankenstein region of South Africa.
KHAYA COOKIES CREATES OPPORTUNITY ONE BITE AT A TIME. FOR EVERY 1,500 BOXES SOLD WE CREATE 1 NEW JOB IN SOUTH AFRICA. FOR EVERY 500 ORDERS PACKED WE CREATE 4 NEW JOBS AT OUR DISTRIBUTION CENTER LOCATED IN PHILADELPHIA, PA."

The Khaya Cookie Company would like to offer you 15% OFF and free shipping on all orders over $15 with the discount code: lwl

Take advantage of this great offer. Not only will be soon be enjoying delicious cookies, but you'll also be helping a great cause.

Blume: Shirts for your Little Man

My son is seriously addicted to neckties and it's so gosh darn cute! I'm not sure when he'll outgrow his ongoing infatuation, but until then, this Little Man Thermal from Blume sure does put a smile on his face!

We received this in their navy color. It also comes in grey, green and orange. They are all absolutely adorable! The thermal is soft, lightweight - yet warm and the fit is terrific. The necktie is a very nice quality and attached very well. My son cannot wait to wear this in the fall.

Here is the item description from their website:

"Real ties are tacked on these super soft and cozy 100% supima cotton thermal shirts for a look that has the "Little Man" feeling just like Daddy. Available in black, grey, green, navy, orange, and baby blue... the "Little Man" will be ready to get to work in style."

Blume also offers Tie Onesies and Tie Short Sleeve Tees!

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

"Girls, Guys, Babies, and Dogs can all personalize their patch!

When one thinks of fun, flirty fashion - a gas station attendant's emblem is probably the last thing on your mind. However, authentic workmen's patches from the family uniform company were Stacey Blume's inspiration that launched her eponymous label- Blume.

Blume offers a unique and sexy way for women to surprise that special someone in their life. Personalized underwear is the fun perfect gift for every occasion - birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, showers, bachlorette parties, Christmas, Valentine's Day... but these are the undies that make everyday Valentine's Day! Blume Girl items are the gifts that just keep giving."

Blume would like to offer you 20% OFF of your order with the discount code: funkymonkey. Click "redeem coupon" at checkout to receive your savings! Head on over to Blume to see all of their products for men, women, babies and even man's best friend!

Bamboosa: $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 426 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Kimberly!

If you've never felt bamboo clothing, you're missing out. It's extremely soft and feels so wonderful against the skin. Once you've tried it, it's hard to go back to your old fibers. Bamboosa offers clothing made from organic bamboo fiber.

Here is some info about bamboo from their website:

Organic Bamboo fiber is softer than the softest cotton, has a natural sheen to the surface and feels similar to silk or cashmere. Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in hot weather. Bamboo stays 2-3 degrees cooler in hot temperatures and warmer in cold temperatures.

Unlike other anti-microbial fabrics, which require a chemical treatment, organic bamboo fiber clothing is naturally anti-microbial requiring no added harmful chemicals. It contains an agent, "bamboo kun", that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it. Bamboo apparel is thermal regulating, anti-fungal, anti-static and will keep you cooler, drier, warmer and odor free.

Bamboo is grown without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Bamboo fiber is 100% biodegradable. At Bamboosa we choose to not use any bleach on our fabrics before dye. We offer many Purely Natural products without any dye at all.

All of Bamboosa's clothing and baby products are made in America. The quality of our fabrics and workmanship is superior in every way. Once you've worn Bamboosa, you'll want to wear more. If not, all of our products are guaranteed. We'll pay the postage.


Bamboosa offers products for babies, men and women. Their BambooBaby PandaCub Tee features an adorable little panda cub asleep in his little bamboo hammock. This is a blend of naturally thermal regulating 70% Viscose from Organic Bamboo and 30% Cotton. It comes in three sizes to choose from with a super soft digital print, exclusive to Bamboosa.

This top comes in purely natural, pale pink and sprout green.


They also offer matching BambooBaby Pants in the colors purely natural, pale pink, tahiti blue, sprout green and cayenne red. These are made with a blend of 70% Organically Grown Bamboo and 30% Cotton. They feature an elastic waist and loose soft fit.

And of course, all of their clothing items are made in America and sweatshop-free!

Bamboosa would like to offer one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Three Lollies: Organic Preggie Drops & Organic Queasy Drops Giveaway

This giveaway is over. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the 2 lucky winners ~ ethnically ambiguous & socmama!

Ooooooo, dreaded morning sickness! I had it bad with my two pregnancies and wish I had known about these two products from Three Lollies. Here is an all natural way to ease morning and motion sickness.

The newest product offering is our Queasy Pop Drops made with Organic ingredients that include: organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, Natural Favors (made from essential oils) and Natural Colors. The 12pk box includes three of our most popular flavors: Ginger, Sour Raspberry & Peppermint.


Each box contains 12 lozenges for $4.95 per box.

The newest product offering is our Preggie Pop Drops made with Organic ingredients that include: organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, Natural Favors (made from essential oils) and Natural Colors. The 12pk box includes three of our most popular flavors: Sour Lemon, Sour Raspberry & Green Apple.

Each box contains 12 lozenges for $4.95 per box.

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

"Casual name, great product!" It's a good thing that we have a sense of humor! Yes, many people believe that our products named "Preggie Pops" & "Queasy Pops" could not possibly come from a serious background. Believe it or not, "Preggie Pops" & "Queasy Pops" were conceived and developed by health care professionals! In our line of work, we are daily witnesses to how debilitating nausea can be. We also came to realize that not every nausea remedy works for every person or situation, and that many people would prefer not to take a prescription if they can avoid it. We found that a lot of our patients wanted something "natural".

With all that in mind, we did some research into natural pharmacologic agents, reading through the available literature (both scientific and non-scientific), talking to numerous other health care professionals from a number of disciplines, and most importantly, talking directly to nausea sufferers. Many patients were willing to share their favorite home remedies, and through time and research, we were able to determine which ones really work. We discovered which herbs are truly helpful, and developed flavors that would be appealing to anyone with a queasy stomach.

As healthcare professionals, we have dedicated our life's work to helping people in need. Our friends in the field have welcomed our natural products as an alternative therapy for their patients, and the feedback has been great! From traditional practitioners to the holistic and wellness communities, there seems to be a universal market for a flavorful and simple remedy that makes life a little easier during nauseous times. We are thrilled to offer our customers a tasty way to ease their nausea and help them through difficult times.

Enjoy & Feel Better!!

Three Lollies would like to offer TWO lucky readers a box of organic preggie drops and their organic queasy drops.

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The Summer Dress Store: Dainty & Divine Dresses

The Summer Dress Boutique offers really cute and stylish dresses for the summer season. You will find designer dresses and tops that will keep you looking fresh and fabulous.

Their Lola Designer Summer Dress is darling and comes in sizes extra small, small, medium and large.

"Lola" is a casual summer dress for everyday fun in the sun. It's easy to feel young and flirtatious with Lola's tie-back waistline, ruffled sleeves, and gathers in the chest and skirt. Worn as either a dress or a top, this piece in either color can match just about anything. The fabric is 100% organic cotton - A Melanie Renee Design.

The Summer Dress Store offers wonderful dresses as well as skirts, jumpsuits, business casual wear, plus size dresses and wholesale dresses.

"Welcome to The Summer Dress Store! At The Summer Dress Store we strive to provide our customers with fantastic dresses at reasonable prices. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience and find all the summer dresses you are looking for."

Their Sally Sleeveless Dress with Belt is a gorgeous color for the season. It also comes in fuchsia, cream, yellow and violet. It is offered in sizes small, medium, large and extra large.

You may take 10% OFF of your order from The Summer Dress Store with the discount code FUNKY at checkout. Visit these two companies to see their amazing dress selection!

Spin Collective: Wall Stickers & More!


If you're looking to put a spin on your decor, try Spin Collective. This company offers interesting and unique wall decals to turn your home into a wonderland.

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

"For those of you who have never seen/used or even heard of vinyl wall stickers or wall transfers. In a nutshell, they are an alternative to wallpaper except removable and extremely easy to apply. Made from high quality matt vinyl, wall decals are cost effective in adding a touch of glamour, a bit of chic or just a cool statement to any plain wall. With free applicator and simple instructions with every purchase!"

Their Fun Flowers Set comes in 18 different colors. This fun flowers wall sticker set measures a large 80 by 60 centimetres wide. It contains 21 elements that you can position anywhere representing good value for money.

You've never seen wall stickers like these! Their Dust Bunnies Set Large also comes in 18 different colors. This cute dust bunnies wall graphic set contains 8 lovable dust bunnies (2 with legs). 4 at 30cm high and 4 at 15cm high.

If you're not sure about the color, you can request vinyl samples of their wall stickers and decals from their website by clicking here.
Click here to read their FAQ. There is a lot of valuable info here!

To see all of their fun designs, head on over to their website to see all of their wall stickers and decals. Spin Collective would like to offer you 10% OFF of your order with the discount code: FM10

Pishposh Mommy: Who Says You Can't Have the Diaper Bag of Your Dreams?

After having a baby, it's hard to get back to your old self. Style? What style?!? Sometimes you just don't want to lug around your huge "mommy" diaper bag. Perhaps you're going out for a nice dinner or event - a diaper bag just won't cut it.

For all of you who want to dress to impress, Pishposh Mommy offers some really cool products that turn your purse into the diaper bag of your dreams.
Exactly. Why not use your favorite purse as your diaper bag? It's absolutely genius!

Check out their Pull-String bag in Napa Buds. This bag features a beautiful 100% cotton olive green trimmed cream buds on light blue background fabric and is lined with tan polyester blend water resistant lining.

The ease of the pull string allows quick access so you can reach in and grab what you need in a hurry!

Outside pockets: 7 pockets of varying sizes around perimeter of bag with a pull string to close. Inner Pockets: 1 large pocket for diapers and wipes, 2 smaller pockets, 1 secure zipped pocket and 2 elastic pockets to hold bottles/cups.

This bag measures 10"W x 9"H x 5"D.

The multiple pockets are terrific!

Just look what can fit - diapers, wipes, bottles, cell phone, iPod, etc...

Just look at their Quick Zip Bag in their Jazzy Fillmore style. This 100 % cotton bright, multi-colored design on chocolate brown background with polyester blend water resistant beige lining is vibrant and fun.

Zip it up, drop it in your purse and you're ready to go!

Outside pockets: 7 pockets of varying sizes around perimeter of bag with a zipper to close.

Inner Pockets: 1 large pocket for diapers and wipes, 2 smaller pockets, 1 secure zipped pocket and 2 elastic pockets to hold bottles/cups.

It measures 10"W x 9"H x 5"D.

Throw it in your stroller!

The many pockets and easy to use zipper make this bag extra special.

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

"The PishPosh Carryall is a product that was created out of necessity to add organization when scrambling to gather our kids and get out the door. We felt like we were always forgetting something because there wasn’t a place for it. At the same time, we still wanted to use our designer purses rather than a bulky diaper bag. So instead of throwing everything into a Ziploc, we came up with a solution that would compartmentalize all our needs... the PishPosh Carryall. You can use the pockets for whatever you want to take with you, wherever you want to go. No more forgetting an item because it didn’t have a place and long gone are the days of carrying big bulky diaper bags.

We hope you’ll find PishPosh Mommy products to be practical, functional and most importantly stylish so that you may maintain your chic self!!"

PishPosh Mommy has a flat rate of $2.00 for shipping! Wow!

PishPosh Mommy would like to offer you 10% OFF of your order with the discount code: FM10