Friday, July 31, 2009

Bella Viva Orchards: Confections of California and the World

Nestled in California's Central Valley there is a bed of rich soil where the Martino family farms and harvests Bella Viva's delectable fruits and nuts. We produce and sell fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, and chocolates online to customers nationwide, at Northern California's farmer's markets and in select restaurants.

The delicious dried fruits that originate in the Bella Viva orchard include oranges, cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, persimmons, nectarines, plums, apples, grapes, figs, lemons and more! As a dried fruit company, using only quality fruit is of the utmost importance here at Bella Viva. With the close supervision and care of our fruit harvest, we can be certain we are selling our customers only the best dried fruit.

Our gourmet dried fruit and nuts are sold individually packaged or are combined in our signature trail mixes. We also sell attractive gift baskets and tray assortments, perfect for gifts or to offer guests at a gathering. Bella Viva offers an assortment of gourmet chocolates including chocolate covered fruit and nuts. The chocolate morsels are a perfect addition in any one of our basket or tray arrangements.

Grown on our Modesto orchards, these deep purple Dried Bing Cherries pack a wallop of sweetness. They are a great snack and perfect for baking. Make a tasty treat by stuffing our unsweetened dried cherries with chocolate chips, and use them in the cookie dough of a chocolate chip cookie recipe - kids love them. You can also sprinkle these in with your muesli and yogurt for refreshing continental breakfast.

These unsweetened dried cherries are dried under the California sun and contain no added flavors. None of our cherries do! 5 different unsweetened dried cherries

If you are searching for healthy and environmentally friendly gifts, we are sure you will love the Organic Gift Basket. This environmentally friendly gift basket is filled with all organic, sustainably grown dried fruits and an organic sparkling tangerine juice. This dried fruit and sparkling tangerine is all packaged in one of our genuine peach boxes used for taking fruit to market.

Here is what is included:
  • 8oz Organic Dried Pineapples
  • 4oz Organic Dried Orange Slices
  • 16oz Organic Dried Bing Cherries
  • 16oz Organic Dried Mediterranean Apricots
  • 16oz Organic Dried Flame Raisins
  • 16oz Organic Dried Mango
  • 750 ml Organic Sparkling Tangerine (by Santa Cruz Organic)
  • The entire organic gift basket weighs 10.5 lbs.
Since 2006 Bella Viva has been a certified organic fruit grower and now, as of 2008, we are a certified organic fruit dry-yard as well. We are proud to offer authentic organic dried fruit to our customers. As of this date our organic dried fruits include oranges and mangos. But keep looking because as each of type of our organic fruit ripens, we will dry it and preserve it so it will be ready for you. Organic cherries will be online with two weeks!!!

We offer easy online ordering and shipping that will allow you to get a taste of California's delectable dried fruit, nuts and chocolate quickly and conveniently. What is better than having sweet treats delivered right to your door?

Bella Viva Orchards has been featured on The Martha Stuart Show! Be sure to check out their delicious recipes on their website.

They also offer FREE GROUND SHIPPING for orders placed on BellaViva.com of $69.00 & Over (UPS to one location).

Bella Viva Orchards would like to offer you 20% OFF your order with the discount code MONKEY. Purchase their delicious products for yourself or send someone a gift they'll truly enjoy! Offer expires October 1, 2009.

Norwood Arts: Countdown Boxes Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 121 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Bubble Dance!

Norwood Arts is owned and operated by Sara and Ernie Norwood. We are based in Indiana, but do business with people all across the United States.

With an extensive background in graphic design, we are an ideal choice for creating your holiday greeting card, birth announcement, or invitation to a special event. We also do custom graphic design work - if you have an idea in mind, just contact us and we would be happy to work with you.

In addition to our design work, we offer countdown boxes, which make great baby shower gifts.

Remember how much fun it was to open your advent calendar? Each door revealed a little treasure. These boxes are like advent calendars for parents-to-be. Each countdown box holds 10 smaller boxes, numbered 1-10. The numbered boxes each have a baby item, such as a onesie, book, or hat inside.

Starting 10 days before the baby's due date, parents open box #10, 9 days before the baby's due date, they open box #9, and so on... until all of the boxes are opened and the baby's due date has arrived.

With all of the last minute details to organize before the baby is born, having a box to open each day is something fun for parents to look forward to. The items in the numbered boxes are practical and will come in handy with a newborn baby.

Baby boxes come in three themes - baby boy, baby girl, and gender neutral. We also offer big sibling boxes, available in two themes - big brother or big sister. The big sibling boxes are fun for older children to use to count down the days until their new sibling arrives. All boxes are available for $39.99.

Norwood Arts offers a wonderful selection of birth announcements.

All birth announcements are available in a 4x6" or 5x7" size. Certain designs are also available in a 5x5" size.

Norwood Arts would like to offer one lucky reader their Countdown Boxes! You get to choose from baby boy, baby girl, gender neutral, big brother, or big sister.

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

GlassesUSA: Professional Optics Online

GlassesUSA.com is the premier online retailer of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Our mission is to guarantee the highest quality optical products at the most affordable prices in the fastest time span possible – all across the world.We guarantee our customers the highest quality - yet affordable - prescription eyewear because we own our laboratories, saving our customers on every order! We pay less. You pay less. It’s a win-win situation!
The team behind GlassesUSA.com prides themselves on conducting business with honesty and integrity. We do what is best for YOU and we take your vision needs seriously. Our associates are specially trained to provide you with professionally accurate answers for all of your eyewear needs and we want to be the only place you buy your custom made glasses and prescription eyeglasses.
We never compromise on quality at GlassesUSA.com! We are proud to supply our customers with lenses that not only exceed FDA requirements but they pass our “5-stripe” process prior to shipment. If they do not meet OUR standards – they are not shipped. We use the best products and technologies to manufacture and process our lenses. We make sure you get the best value and highest quality for your money. We believe our customers should not have to pay unreasonably high prices for quality eyewear and prescription glasses.
Our goal is to give you the best eyewear products in the quickest time-frame possible! Why should you have to wait for your frames? We have a variety of shipping methods so that YOU can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs. We guarantee on-time delivery – 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Visit GlassesUSA now to find the best eyewear deals on the web!

The Sewing Bee Shop: Plush Bumblebee Loop Toy Giveaway

This giveaway is closed with 141 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Peggy!

The Sewing Bee Shop creates precious hand made treasures for infants and children. Here are just a few of their truly adorable products.

Their Retro Diaper Wipe Case holds a travel 40-count pack of wipes and it can be used alone for quick trips or as an organizing tool for a larger purse or diaper bag. Pink stippling on top of the case and a pink ribbon accent finishes off the look.

Whether your attending a birthday party or visiting the grandparents, this dress will keep your little girl feeling comfy and looking cute. Their Blue Inset Dress pictured above is so classically beautiful.

Their Bumblebee Plush Loop Toy is a fun way to make all of your baby's outings enjoyable. Made from ultrasoft minky fabric and looped ribbon, it comes with a link for easy attachment to strollers, infant carriers or diaper bags.

You now have a chance to win your very own Bumblebee Plush Loop Toy from The Sewing Bee Shop!

You may also take 10% OFF your first purchase with the discount code: funkymonkey.

To enter this sweet 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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eco Time Toys.com: Toys for a GREENER Time - Cupcake Assortment Toy Giveaway!

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

Here is a bit about the environmentally conscious company, eco Time Toys.com:

On a trip to visit their friend in Northern California, the founders of ecoTimeToys.com were amazed at the toys that their friend's 2-year old was playing with. These were not your cheap plastic toys from your local big name retailer. They felt different and were definitely unique. Our friend explained to us that they were "eco-friendly" toys, made out of high quality materials such as natural wood & organic cotton and contained no harmful chemicals or toxins. In addition, many of the toys were made from materials that came from sustainable and clean sources. These toys were not only good for children, but also good for the environment! What a perfect combination for today's children to have! But we soon realized that it was difficult to find a central place to shop for eco-friendly toys. Many stores didn't even carry these type of toys and the few stores that did had a very small selection. So we ventured out to create a new type of toy store that would redefine the conventional toy store.

We founded ecoTimeToys.com with the goal of bringing the biggest and best selection of eco-friendly toys to children. We built our toy store around four fundamental characteristics:

Eco-Friendly. Safe. Quality. Affordable.

From organic cotton plush toys to sustainable wood teething toys, we are the premier toy store for eco-conscious parents!


Who's having a baby?!? This Cupcake Assortment by Yellow Label Kids would make an excellent gift! The wrappers on these yummy cupcakes peel down, making them even more fun for little hands! Set of four cupcakes in a fabric box.

Yellow Label Kids is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and ensures that their craftspeople receive a fair wage for the goods that they handcraft.


The Baby Walker by Plan Toys is a wonderful multi-functional toy for your little one! The specially designed handle can be adjusted to different heights and stiffness, for stability and child safety. The set also comes with colored and natural blocks.

Children are able to push the walker wherever they desire, this will help develop their postural control and movement skill development.

Children can group the blocks according to their shapes or color and classify them in the same category. Parents can arrange the blocks in the walker and then let children follow, this will develop their recognition skill, and help them learn about comparison and solving problems through trial and error.

The Baby Walker also helps develop a child’s imagination, stimulating their interest, and helping them to learn about planning and constructing things. Parents can adjust the handle according to the child’s height. For safety reasons, parental supervision is advisable.


eco Time Toys.com would like to offer you 10% OFF when you spend $25 or more. At checkout, enter coupon code: summerdeal.

eco Time Toys.com would like to offer one lucky reader the Cupcake Assortment you see above!

To enter this precious 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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Amuse Me: Beautiful Aprons & Nursing Covers

Who could resist wanting to be mommy's little helper in the adorable aprons offered from Amuse Me?! These darling creations are cute as can be and come in a variety of beautiful patterns.

You can also find matching nursing covers that are every bit as sweet.

Here is more about this company from their website:

When I became a Mom... I told myself I would nurse my baby for six months, "that's it". At the six-month mark I found myself unable to give up that particular form of intimacy and bonding with my baby. Instead I decided to embrace it wholeheartedly. The idea for Amuse Me Amusement nursing covers was inspired by my love of nursing my daughter and the necessity to maintain some modesty while nursing in public as an urban Mom on the go.

20 months later my second "baby" was born... Amuse Me is a Los Angeles based company designing Amusement Nursing Covers for the Breast-Feeding Mom. While nursing my baby I noticed that she was reluctant to be covered up in public and would throw the cover off, eager to take in her new surroundings. The spiral pattern of bows was designed to hold the baby's interest while nursing and keeping them Amused and covered when you want them to be. No matter what position baby is being nursed in, the bows are placed to be easily accessible to them. Little hands can explore color and texture while refining fine motor skills and coordination.

A little about the Amusement cover styles...Not only does breastfeeding create an intimate bond between Mom and baby, it also fosters a bond with other women going through similar experiences as new Mothers. I have been fortunate enough to know several of these women, whom I now call friends. These ladies and their beautiful babies were the inspiration for the patterns and colors of the Amusement covers. To them I dedicate featured styles and thank them for providing me with generous support and inspiration through the birth of both of my babies.

Enjoy this special time with your little one!

-Lisa Haukom

Check out their Ferris Blue and Ferris Pink aprons. They also come in Ferris Yellow and four other colorful patterns.

This wonderful company has been featured in magazines such as Parents, Cookie and Pregnancy & Newborn. It's no wonder - they're aprons and nursing covers are gorgeous. Head on over to Amuse Me to see all of their lovely products.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Gift Hero - Kristy #69

Andrea's Beau - cindizzy #27

NoiseBot - crystal #180

**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.

Girls4Sport: Board Shorts of Your Choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 167 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Erica!

Girls4Sport embodies the performance, fashion, and lifestyle for active girls of all ages. Find performance clothing and gear for the way you live. Shop for swim and water wear, board shorts, sun protection for kids and adults, and our new line of quick-drying fitness wear, Cross Train SupraDry, which can be worn in or out of the water.

This Sports Tank Top offers the ultimate in cross-over function. Straps that don't even know what "slipping off" or "down" means. Super secure with a T-back swimsuit style, super comfortable when you want your arms and shoulders completely free and unfettered. No hooks or metal but this top won't leave you hanging. A built-in shelf bra offers light support and a hint of modesty. Generous torso length keeps you covered and won't ride up as you move. This one stays put and has the same great fabric, colors and prints as our other rashguard swim tops.


Our Toddler Long Sleeved Rashguard Top is built for the little women. This is a great option for all around, water wear for little mermaids out for a swim or beach bunnies playing on the shore. Our tested fabrics are rated at the maximum of UPF 50+ and block at least 98% of UVA/UVB rays. Perfect combo of sun and body protection.

They also have a great contest going on right now!

Nominate Your Heroes and Win $100! You could win a $100 gift certificate plus, get 35% off just for entering... Who inspires you? Nominate the unsung heroes in your life for the chance to win some great prizes for you and your heroes. Prizes include $75 gift certificates, autographed copies of Dara Torres' new book and more! All entries get a 35% off coupon code just for entering. Start nominating the heroes in your life...

Girls4Sport would like to offer one lucky reader the Board Shorts of your choice - must be a print. It can be from womens, kids, toddlers...the choice is yours!

To enter this cool GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the board shorts you love. Remember prints only, not solids. 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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Sophie's Closet: Hand Stamped Double Tag Necklace Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 299 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ MOMFOREVERANDEVER!

Wear the names of your loved ones with Sophie's Closet. Keep them stamped on your heart...

This Hand Stamped Baby Bangle for christening, baptism or confirmation is too precious for words.

Makes an elegant gift for a baptism, christening or confirmation with the reverse message of "God Bless Always (date)".


Simple and pure: Handformed and handstamped sterling bangle, personalized with a phrase, name or message surrounded by swirls. It comes polished to perfection.

These Stamped Sterling Pendants are so pretty! I love the cute heart toggle and little stars.

Two handformed handstamped sterling pendants dangle from a heart toggle off a heavy duty handmade chain. As always, swarovski crystal or pearl dangles are free, just request your choices in message to seller.

2 tags - sterling, hand formed and hand stamped 1 name on each. Can be stamped horizontal (Chaelie pendant) or Vertical (Hugo & Ellie).Complete with your choice of 18 " chain: Snake, Figaro or Ball chain Comes gift boxed ready to gift.

Don't you just love this piece? Well now is your time to win it!

That's right, Sophie's Closet is giving away their Hand Stamped Double Tag Necklace to one lucky winner!

You may also take 10% OFF any item with the discount code: MONKEY

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

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Medica Designs: Earrings of your choice Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed with 291 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Callie Ivy!

All of the jewelry from Medica Designs is simple, elegant and and refined. I love the piece that was sent to me. I received their Amber is the Color or Your Energy earrings and they are undoubtedly beautiful. I just love the simplistic style - minimal, yet alluring. They're also neutral in color, so they'll go with a ton of outfits.

Here is more about the designer taken from her Etsy shop:

Welcome to my shop! I am a young physician from Boulder, Colorado now living in Washington DC. When I am not in the hospital, I usually spend my time outdoors, but love creating jewelry as well. I am constantly trying to create new things and expand my creative abilities. I also greatly appreciate any Seinfeld reference woven in to daily conversation; it really applies to everything. Some of my current favorite things: classic rock, Jon Stewart, Seinfled, my cat (Dr. Watley), my boyfriend, my family, Rachel Maddow, "The Power of One", Alaska. I travel often and pick up beads from around the world, so check out the descriptions to find out if the pieces you are viewing is something more than beautiful. I am always open to ideas and suggestions as well as designing something specific for you, so feel free to contact me!

You'll love what Medica Designs has to offer. Beautiful jewelry, reasonable prices and classic designs that you'll be sure to wear again and again.

Medica Desings would like to offer one lucky reader the earrings of your choice!

To enter this classic GIVEAWAY, please visit this Etsy shop and tell me your favorite pair of earrings. 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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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giggles & Grins Design: Fabulous frames for your photos!

I'm a sucker for picture frames and when I saw the selection from Giggles & Grins Design, it sure put a smile on my face! What a terrific variety!


Baby, you're a star! I love the look of their funky & fun large stars picture frame. It measures 8w x 10h and holds a 5 x 7 photo. How cute would your superstar look in this?

Their baby girl purple flower picture frame is so colorful and bright! This would look great with so many different decor color schemes.

Here is more about this company from their website:

Welcome to Giggles & Grins Design! I specialize in making unique photo frames, each lovingly designed and hand crafted. After 10 years in the advertising and marketing industry in NYC, I began creating frames as gifts for my family and friends. After getting positive feedback and receiving requests to purchase the frames, I was inspired to create Giggles & Grins Design and focus on my frames full time so that I may work from home and be with my one year old son.

Each frame is crafted by hand and produced in limited quantities, providing you with a truly unique and special keepsake. The frames may be personalized by adding a name, monogram, or other short phrase, or may be fully customized with desired color, theme and details. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact me and I will be happy to create a frame especially for you. New styles are also added to the site often, so please check back!

Their Totally Teen collection is totally cool. Any girl would go crazy over one.

From babies, safari, sophisticated to birth announcement frames...they have a beautiful selection. They also do custom orders. Click here to see some samples.

Giggles & Grins Design would like to offer you 10% OFF your total order with the discount code: funkymonkey. Head on over now to see how you can showcase your photos in style!

Besty Dog Collars: Custom collar designs for your furry friend

Have I got a treat for your furry four-legged friend from Besty Dog Collars! They don't call them man's best friend for nothin'!

Here is more about this company from their website:

Hi my name is Kathy, and I would like to welcome you to Besty Dog Collars. Starting into this little dog collar business was very natural for me. I am a huge dog lover, and also love looking at fabrics, different color threads, ribbons, and sparkly things! So the combination of loves brought me here.

Now after making these collars my feelings have changed a bit. I have met so many wonderful people who share the same love for their pets as I do. I guess I never knew that dog people truly are the best people ever! I am truly blessed to have amazing customers like you. Each and every collar I make is such a personal thing. Messaging with you and getting to know you and your doggies is a blessing. These are no longer crafts for me, but a privilege as you have trusted me to make a special collar for your beloved pets. So I just want to thank you for sharing your stories and pets with me.

Are you tired of seeing the same old collar offered everywhere else? Are you having trouble finding that perfect collar that shows your dogs unique personality? Do you have something in mind, but are unable to track it down?

For that one-of-a-kind look unavailable anywhere else, you too can design your own Custom, Personalized Dog Collar!
  • Custom embroidery on the fabric of your choice from our wide selection of fabrics, or let us find the fabric of your choice!
  • Personalizing any design we carry in our store or let us find the unique design based on your dogs name or personality.
Their Custom Dog Collar - Flaming Heart shows them just how much you care!

My heart is on fire. This heart is a blazing with flames for a super cool rock n roll edgy look. Decorated with red Swarovski rhinestones for a flashy flare.

This dog collar features:
  • High quality green camouflage fabric.
  • Embroidered flaming heart.
  • Red Swarovski Rhinestones.
  • A layer of batting in the center for extra strength.
  • Nickel-plated metal buckle and D-ring.

Like the design but would like to switch things up a bit? Customize this dog collar by choosing different fabrics, embroidery design thread colors and rhinestones.

Head on over the Besty Dog Collars to start creating your one-of-a-kind collar creation!

Autumn Leah Designs: ADORABLE Personalized Stickers Giveaway

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

Autumn Leah Designs is full of THE cutest designs I have ever seen! No really, I can't get enough of Autumn's work. You'll see what I mean when you visit her website full of whimsy and wonder.

Starting a new business? Or does your existing business need a complete makeover? Their Custom Business Package is just what you need!!

This package includes the following:

♥ Custom Logo Design
♥ Custom Business Card Template (PDF file only)
♥ 1 set of custom Designed Stickers (round or square)

PLUS one of the following items of your choice:

♥ 1 Custom Banner (for etsy shop, blog, or ebay)
♥ 1 Custom Bow Holder Design (pdf or jpeg file)

Check out their adorable Personalized Stickers. Gosh, they're sweet! Visit often! More designs added DAILY!

Wouldn't you or your little girl love to have some of these cuties?

Autumn Leah Designs would like to offer one lucky reader 2 sets of stickers. You get to choose your designs!
You may also use the discount code GRAND_OPENING for Free Shipping on your entire order!

To enter this darling GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me the two stickers sets 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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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Freshpair: $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 245 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ CathyH!

I've had the pleasure once again to work with this fabulous company, Freshpair. I love what they have to offer. I can find all of my undergarments here and buy underwear in my underwear. I love their slogan!

I chose to review their Elements of Bliss Contour Wire-Free Bra 2003 by Warner's in white. It offers great support without underwires. I normally wear an underwire bra, but this style works for me. It's seamless, looks great on and is smooth under clothing. And the best part, it's comfortable. Ladies, we all know how important it is to find a comfortable fitting bra. That's half the battle right there!

My good ol hubby decided he wanted to test out their Polo Player Boxer 676R by Polo Ralph Lauren. He's a boxer kind of guy and really found these classic fit boxers to be comfy and stylish...like anyone is going to be looking at his undies but me. I am told the enclosed elastic waistband feels nice. They're classy, look great and are made with a nice high quality fabric.

I have not been disappointed in the products I have received from Freshpair. Both times I've reviewed this company, they've exceeded my expectations with their friendly customer service and items.

Freshpair would like to offer one lucky reader a $30 Gift Certificate! They are also offering customers 10% OFF orders over $75 with the discount code: FPFunkyMonkey. It expires August 7th, does not include sale items and cannot be used with any other offer.

To enter this super GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me how you would spend your $30. 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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Ex Libris Anonymous: Journal of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now over with 267 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winners ~ Pam, CathyH and JennTRC!

Here is one cool company - Ex Libris Anonymous. What's so cool about it?! Get this...they make new journals that are handmade from vintage books. I think they are pretty dang gorgeous to look at and I would thoroughly enjoy a collection of my own.

About the journals from their website:

It should be noted that EACH JOURNAL IS UNIQUE, as in one of a kind. they are all made from recycled book covers and because of it each one is a different size. but please know that we do our best to only put up journals that are of an average or reasonable size. if you have questions about how big a journal is please email me, i'd love to give you more information.

the journals are filled with about 75 sheets of 24/60#, acid free, BLANK paper, which is a nice journaling or sketching paper. inside the front cover and throughout every book we retain any beautiful cover pages, illustrations, library cards, maps, inscriptions, or what-have-you found in the book (we find all kinds of beautiful stuff in these old books). and it's all held together with a black plastic spiral.

They offer an array of beautiful and different choices. I really love their book journals made from Little Golden Books. How precious! You're sure to find one that catches your eye. The neat finds from their blog are fun to read through too!

Ex Libris Anonymous would like to offer THREE lucky winners the journal of your choice! You'll definitely have one creative and special creation.

To enter this extraordinary GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one journal 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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BishopBuilt: LOVE Quote Sign Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 223 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Kristy!

I L. O. V. E., Loooovvvveeee, L-o-V-e, love BishopBuilt! Anyway you put it, I LOVE what they have to offer!

BishopBuilt Unique Home Decor is owned and operated by Wayne and Amy Bishop in West Jordan, Utah. We create unique and custom home decor products and sell them through home parties, boutique shows and fairs. We pride ourselves on how unique and original our products are and how customizable they are. We love to create and customize products to make your home unique and to fit your style.

You dream it, we build it!

Unique indeed! What a wonderful gift this would make. Their Grand Kids Picture Holder is terrific! How great would this look on your mantle or anywhere in your home for that matter.

You can add as many spiral picture holders as you wish for 50 cents each. They can also personalize words for $7.00 per letter. How cool is that?!?

Check out their excellent Wall Clocks. WOW!

These beautiful wall clocks are 24" to 43" in diameter and look great on any wall or outside! They can be customized to your family's name to make it more personal to your family or as a gift.

Take a look at their beautiful Quote Signs. You have to see all of their other styles such as - Every Day Matters, Live Laugh Love and my personal favorite, Cherish. I must have one!

These unique quote signs make a beautiful addition to any display table, bookshelf, photo table or table centerpiece. They also make great gifts for weddings or anniversaries!

This is not all this talented duo does. Visit BishopBuilt to see more!

BishopBuilt would like to offer one lucky reader their Love freestanding quote sign!

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

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**This giveaway ends on August 6th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 7th.