Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wilton: Awesome Brownie Supplies Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 535 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Cassie M!

If you're like me and enjoy baking, Wilton has it all! I received terrific products from this company and I highly recommend what they have to offer. You'll be amazed at their selection.

I received their 12 cup Excelle Elite® Non-Stick Muffin Pan. It's by far the nicest pan I've baked muffins in and I really love the quality. Clean up is a breeze and my muffins and cupcakes come out dynamite each time.

Brownies have to be my all time favorite sweet treat! When I saw that Wilton carries some wonderful products for brownie lovers, I just knew I had to test them out.

Their 9 in Square Covered Brownie Pan is the best. I was thrilled to see a pan with a removable lid. I always make my brownies in a 9 inch pan so it was perfect for our family. It cooks evenly and is by far my favorite product of the bunch.

Cookies are definitely a hit with my children. Their Cookie Spatula works like a charm. I love that it's not made from plastic. Who knows what chemicals leach into our foods from my old utensil.

Cutting brownies has never been so easy! Their Perfect Cut Brownie Cutter makes perfect cuts every time! My brownies look like they came out of a bakery.

Want to add some fun to your brownies? The Brownie & Treat Cutter turns edges into art! I've used this on our brownies and on sandwiches. My kids love the decorative edges this cutter provides and so do I.

Wilton would like to offer one lucky reader a wonderful assortment of brownie supplies! You will receive their Brownie Fun book. Oh boy, this is FULL of creative and fun ideas!

Plus a 12 Piece Brownie Decorating Set.

That's not all...You'll also receive their delicious Brownie Fudge Icing AND the 9 inch covered brownie pan that I mentioned above!

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

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

My Spirit Flags: Embroidered & Personalized Everyday Use Flags

Looking for a flag that really brings out your personality? My Spirit Flags is your place to go!

Here is a bit more about them from their Etsy shop:

My Spirit Flags is owned by Sterling and Wendy Robbins in Garrett, Indiana. We are premiere manufacturers of embroidered, personalized school & youth sports flags, holiday flags, special occasion flags, and everyday use flags. Our flags are made of heavy poly-denier nylon and will hold up to the weather while adding to the beauty of your home or yard. We are always willing to customize flags that will suit your specific needs, hobbies, or interests. Please feel free to contact us so that we may customize a flag for you.

We offer 5 different styles of sports flags with a pattern for each individual sport. Our flags can be personalized with your athletes first or last name, school or team name, and either a jersey number or embroidered sports design. We offer 33 flag colors to choose from and the contrasting stitching will match the school or team color. We offer 4 different font styles. We take great pride in our patterns, fonts, and designs.

Each banner flag measures approximately 14"x16" and the jersey style flag measures approximately 14"x18". For your convenience we offer sturdy metal garden flag stands as an accessory for your flag.

We offer many holiday, special occasion, and everyday use designs for custom flags and will be happy to find one that suits your taste.

We are able to use your custom logos from your company, school mascot, group, etc.... on any of our flags. Contact us so we can upload your design, with your express permission only, for any of our flags and totes. We love bulk orders and will customize our products to suit your taste.


Your personalized, embroidered, garden style football flag is made of heavy poly-denier nylon and will stand up to the weather. This sports flag is a jersey style flag (14x18) and can be used to represent your school or team. We will personalize your flag with your school or team colors and we have 33 flag colors to choose from. Actual flag colors may vary slightly from your school or team color and those on the color grid. The designs and fonts for your flag will be in your contrasting school or team colors. The flag can be personalized with your jersey number or an embroidered football design. You can add your school name, team name, first or last name, or wording of your choice. The flags can be sold with or without a sturdy metal garden flag stand.
Custom Embroidered School or Youth Handbag Tote

Your personalized, embroidered, school or youth handbag tote is made of heavy poly-denier nylon and will hold many of your belongings while traveling to the game or for everyday use. This handbag tote measures approximately 14"x16" and is handmade by us with reinforced straps. This handbag tote can be used to represent your school or team. We will personalize your tote with your school or team name, team colors, and school or team mascot (Feel free to send us a jpeg image of your mascot). We have 33 panel colors to choose from. Actual panel colors may vary slightly from your school or team color and those on the color grid. The designs and fonts for your tote will be in your contrasting school or team colors. The tote can also be personalized with a name or special wording.

Our totes make great gifts and can also be used as a fundraiser for your school or team. Please contact us for details on fundraisers.

We will be happy to find your school mascot to use on your tote or you can send us a jpeg image that we can use.

Visit My Spirit Flags today to personalize the flag or handbag to your needs!

Monkey Baby: $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 128 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the following giveaway winner ~ GabbyLowe!

We just love this dress! What's not to love?!? Everyone comments on how unique it is. The Pink & Purple Tye Dye Dress with Removable Gerber Daisy from Monkey Baby is really cute.

I love the color combination and tye dye pattern. The removable daisy is really handy too. It's secured with velcro for easy on and off. I can take it off before washing and it looks just as great as the day I received it.

My daughter will definitely be wearing this all year. It looks great as a summer dress. I can layer it over a long sleeve fitted tee and she can wear it over a cute pair of leggings or jeans for the cooler months ahead.

Here is more about it from their website:

An updated version of our dress on Parenting Magazine Cover-August 2008. This custom dyed pink & lilac, 100% cotton, Eco-Friendly dress now has our signature removable, velcro Gerber Daisy (dyed to match).

Monkey Baby would like to offer one lucky reader a $20 Gift Certificate! And now you can take 25% off your order with the discount code FM25. They also offer free shipping for orders over $80.

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me what you would spend your $20 on. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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

Four Peas: Kids' Bags That Look Good. Real Good

My daughter loves her new lunch bag from Four Peas. They offer a really nice variety for boys and girls. Being the tomboy that she is, she chose their Shark Lunch Bag and thinks it's the coolest around.

This high quality bag features a handy interior mesh pocket and easy three side zipper. The padded handle and durable fabric will keep this bag looking great all year.

They also offer personalization for $10 for any name up to 10 letters!

Here is more about it from their website:

PRODUCT INFO:
NEW Lunch Bag Specs:
•7 1/2 inches long
•7 1/2 inches wide
•3 1/2 inches deep (can expand some)
•Interior mesh pocket to hold items secure
•Zipper closure around 3 sides of bag allowing easy opening, filling, and usage
PVC & PHTHALATE FREE INSULATION to keep hot things hot, and cool things cool with an easy to clean interior!

Check out their adorable backpacks, lunch bags, duffle bags and more! It's no wonder this company has been featured in top magazines such as Parents, Cookie, the Today Show and Rachael Ray. And that's not all...the list goes on. Even Violet Affleck loves her toddler backpack from Four Peas!

Four Peas would like to offer you 10% OFF with the discount code: MONKEY

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lyla Lous: Chic Hair Accessories

Oh how I'm a sucker for all things girly! Lyla Lous hair accessories are divine! I've fallen in love with this classy company and hope you will too.

Here is more about them from their website:

Lizzy and Chelsea Staffieri are both stay-at-home moms. We have enjoyed finding a project that allows us to have a creative outlet, and be able to share our creations with those around us.

Where is Lyla Lou's located?
We are based in southern California, including Orange County and San Diego County. If you are interested in seeing our products, please contact us at
customerservice@lylalous.com.

How was Lyla Lou's created?
We started off making hair accessories for our girls, hoping to make something that was a little different and better quality than what is already out there. We got so excited about what we were making, that we started selling them to friends and family nearby. From there, the products started to sell themselves. We have had so much fun making them that we wanted to make them available to everyone.

Lyla Lou's is named after Lizzy's daughter. Lyla has an undiagnosed neurological disorder causing her to be developmentally disabled. She has been an inspiration to the business, as well as a huge blessing to our whole family.

Their Turquoise Headbands come in a variey of styles. Above is their Turquoise & Hot Pink Ruthie Headband.

Make an adorable statement with this fun accessory! These handmade headbands are comfortable enough to wear all day, and add the perfect touch. Silk daisy flower with rhinestone center, with grosgrain covered thin metal headband. Headbands fit ages 2 to adult. Headband width: 3/8".

Their Zoe Clips are gorgous and will turn any hairdo into a work of art! Get this clip in orange, cream, cranberry and green.

The perfect touch to a ponytail or bun! These adorable flower clips are lined with a velcro strip for a no-slip finish. Silk zinnia flower with rhinestone center, with grosgrain covered single-prong metal alligator clip. Flower diameter: 3.75".

Lyla Lous would like to offer you 25% OFF your purchase of $25 or more with the discount code: funkymonkey09

Pumpin' Pal: Dedicated to the support of today's breastfeeding moms

Pumpin' Pal International (PPI) is dedicated to improving the breast pumping experience by making it as comfortable and productive as possible with Pumpin' Pal accessories for pumping moms. The reality for today's mom is that pumping plays a major role in nursing. Our theory is that if our products can make the process of breast pumping more productive and enjoyable, mothers will breast feed much longer, benefiting both mother and baby.

With the combination of the Pumpin' Pal angled breast shields, "Super Shields Plus", and the Pumpin' Pal "Original Hands-Free Strap", breast pumping has never been more comfortable. Mothers can avoid having to 'lean forward' and can now sit back in a comfortable position, relaxing their arms rather than holding bottles. The Pumpin' Pal mesh "Air-Dry Accessory Bag" is perfect for drying freshly-washed pump parts - keeping them together discretely and attractively.

We hope you use this site to educate yourself as we have added several pages of information aimed at new mothers to help them through these challenging and sometimes trying times. Breast pumping can be confusing and awkward in the beginning - PPI is here to help.

The Original - Hands-free breast pumping strap

Click here to watch the Live Demonstration Video.

  • Allows for complete Hands-Free Breast Pumping while pumping at home or at work.
  • Fits all leading brands of breast pumps including Medela®, Ameda®, Whittlestone®,
  • Avent®, Nuture III®, etc.
  • Works with electric, battery operated, or manual pumps.
  • Works with single and double breast pumps.
  • Adjusts to any body shape and size.
  • Very comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Light and compact
  • Does not require the removal of shirt or bra.
  • Ready to use in just seconds.
  • Made with durable materials.
  • Promotes continued pumping.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed! Your satisfaction is paramount to our success.
  • Makes a great gift for expecting mothers and mothers already pumping.
  • Watch the instructional video to see how simple hands-free breast pumping can be!

Hands-free breast pumping need not involve a cumbersome bra or wrap around fabric. The Original from Pumpin' Pal is a simple and easy-to-use strap that fits around your neck without removing your bra or shirt. Adjust the length and width one time for your individual body, and it will be ready time and time again in an instant without any further adjustment. Just put it over your head and attach the flanges for a hands-free breast pumping session while you type, read, watch TV, or just close your eyes and relax.

Super Shields +Plus - Angled breast pumping flanges

  • Eliminates constriction of milk ducts caused by traditional flanges
  • Promotes better flow
  • Reduces irritation to the nipple area
  • Helps users to sit back in a more comfortable, natural position while pumping
  • Considerably more comfortable than traditional flanges
  • Can be used with hands-free systems for the ultimate in relaxed and productive pumping
  • Especially effective for new moms and C-section moms
  • Aids in the prevention of mastitis and other breast infections caused by plugged ducts
  • Now available in three sizes!
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) Free. Made with Medical Grade Polypropylene.

What size should I order?

Click on the chart to find out what size is right for your individual bra size/nipple diameter combination. Save money and avoid using the wrong size Super Shield by ordering the new All-in-One Kit.

Note for Ameda™ users: All of our Super Shields (Medium, Large & XLarge) fit Ameda Standard (25.0mm). Only our XLarge Super Shields fit Ameda Custom (30.5mm).

Combo Pack #1 includes:
One pair of Medium Super Shields and one pair of Large Super Shields

Combo Pack #2 includes:
One pair of Large Super Shields and one pair of X-Large Super Shields

New Duo Packs:
Duo packs include two pair of the same size Super Shields

Let Pumpin' Pal help you! Click here to visit their website.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

OgoSport: Mini OgoDisk Set & Copter Darts Game Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed with 207 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Nancye!

Here's a cool company - OgoSport. They offer toys that will get the entire family active! Read more about them from their website:

We are designers. But we don't just design products.

From award-winning classics like the Super SportsDisk to newer creations like Getta Grip, we don't just design toys or sporting goods – we design something more...We design active play for all ages. We design endless hours of fun for your children. And hours of fun with your children.

OgoSport was founded in 2005 by a duo of accomplished designers from world-renowned school of design, the Pratt Institute. Our talented roster of creators formed the company to question the current direction of play, and these inquires have inspired us to seek new directions in product development. Accordingly, we have set the following criteria for products that carry the OgoSport name:

Encourage active play and exercise
Age ranges span from young children to grandparents
Encourage play between all age combinations in-between
Allow for open-ended exploration and experimentation
Opportunities for both indoor and outdoor play
Benefits for therapy and children with special needs
Safety, quality, and integrity
Batteries not required



Check out their Sports Mini Disks!

For those seeking slightly faster-paced game play, the extra lightweight Mini Super Sports Disk with its smaller target area will put that extra bounce in your step! Floatable, portable, flexible, and durable, the Mini will provide friends and family alike with hours of adaptable, active entertainment! Bounce any ball imaginable or throw in some water balloons to add a new twist to your favorite sports games. Soccer, volleyball, water polo; the possibilities are endless for indoor or outdoor entertainment that anyone and everyone will enjoy together!

Each set includes one bright-blue and one OgoOrange disk with one OgoSoft ball. EVA foam ring. Nylon-spandex membrane center.

Their Copter Darts Game looks like a ton of fun!

These whirling foam darts are a bullseye of fun with their flexible foam wings and weighted plastic tip that ensure they’ll always land in an upright position! Ogomotion spinning action slows the descent for improved aim, making them suitable for indoor or outdoor play! The OgoLogo target folds neatly into its own pouch for extra portability while its OgoOrange color provides increased visibility for an easy-to-spot target. Add up points with friends for a competitive group game or fly solo to fine-tune your aim and hand-eye coordination!

Each set includes four darts and one target. EVA foam wings and stem. Black PVC weighted tip.

OgoSport would like to offer one lucky reader these two toys!

To enter this neat GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me another item that interests you. 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 September 3rd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 4th.

Hattie Rose Designs: $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is closed with 137 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Diana D!

Looking for something special and one-of-a-kind for your little one?!? Read more about Hattie Rose Designs from their website:

Innovative and unique fashion for your baby. Everything that you will find here is a Hattie Rose Designs Original®, created by our own talented designers.
  • Hand-made in Minnesota, USA.
  • Expect people to compliment your baby!
  • Attention to detail means you get the highest quality and individuality in each bib.
  • Looks delicate but is extremely durable.
  • Heavy weight 100% cotton terry cloth lining for comfort and absorbency.
  • High quality TouchTape® brand closure designed for ease of use and will withstand many cycles of opening and closing.

It is our passion to create these distinctive gifts that will both create a stir at the baby shower and also make your baby stand out at the restaurant. Every item is meticulously handmade right here in the United States. It is our pleasure to pour our passion, ideas, and the highest quality materials into each Hattie Rose Designs Original®.

We hope that you and your baby will enjoy these gifts as much as we have enjoyed making them!

More about the Rosie Bib and Gift Set from their website:

She certainly keeps you on your toes, doesn’t she? It seems that just moments after she learns to walk, she starts to dance. Nearly every little girl wants to be a ballerina. For your dancing princess, why bother with ballet slippers when she will just kick them off anyway? Opt for a bib that’s as useful as it is cute. When she wears it to her big sister’s dance recital, she’ll be the one that attracts all the attention!

Our most popular bib, this Hattie Rose Designs Original® Rosie Ballerina Bib is ideal for any baby girl. Add our matching Burp Cloth and cuddly soft Teddy Bear and it makes the perfect gift set. Our Rosie Bib has a tulle tutu trimmed with pink grosgrain ribbon. The burp cloth is designed for either shoulder and fits comfortably around Mommy's neck. Rosie teddy bear measures approximately 8 inches tall and comes with a matching pink bow.

Also available as a Twins Gift Set.

Another adorable style from Hattie Rose Designs is their St. Pete Toddler Dinnertime Apron.

Like our very popular baby bib, our St. Pete Toddler Dinnertime Apron is a classic light blue dress shirt with navy plaid tie. This Apron Bib, unlike most bibs, covers from his neck to his lap, keeping messes on the bib instead of on his shirt and pants. Add on our snuggly soft matching St. Pete Teddy Bear (approx. 8” tall) for a gift he'll love!

Looking to give your son the head start he needs to succeed amidst a struggling economy?
Do you want him to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company by age 30?
How do you plan to make sure he is given all the opportunities he needs to get ahead?

We have just two words for you: POWER TIE

Too cute, right? Well now is your chance to win! One lucky winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate. You may also take 10% OFF your order now until April 30, 2010 with the discount code: FUNKYMONKEY9

To enter this darling GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me what you would choose if you won. 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.

After you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.

  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address
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  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let me know the address so I can find it
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  • Tell me what you love about this company
  • Tell me something else about this company not mentioned
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the left hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on September 3rd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 4th.

Delightful Designs by Robbon: Lovely Lampwork Jewelry

I'm sure you have all known someone who has experienced breast cancer in some way. Little tokens of love like the bracelet you see below really touch my heart. The name of this bracelet is Celebrate Life and what a celebration it should be. I love the look of this design that was handmade with love.

Here is more about Delightful Designs by Robbon:

Creating lampwork beads and designing jewelry is a passion for me. It started quite a few years ago in Berea, Kentucky. I watched a woman make lampwork beads and was completely fascinated by the process. I always wanted to pursue it, but didn't do it at the time. A few years later I saw my friend's lampwork jewelry designs online. This inspired me and brought back the memory of the woman I had seen previously. I immediately purchased a few rods of glass and a small torch and jumped right in. That was the beginning and I haven't stopped since. I pursue this passion in my free time since I work from home and am the mother of two little girls.I take pride in my work and each piece is uniquely designed. I will never sell a piece that I am not satisfied with and happy to sell to you.Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have by using the Contact Me page.


Here is more about this beautiful bracelet:

Breast cancer affects so many women around us and I felt compelled to make a bracelet to show support for all of the women who have fought breast cancer and are currently fighting the horrible disease. This bracelet is named Celebrate Life because those who have survived breast cancer say that they look at life differently and enjoy each day in a brand new way. Whether you are a survivor yourself, know someone who is fighting breast cancer, or know someone who has fought breast cancer, this unique bracelet is a wonderful item to have to show support.

This bracelet is done in lovely shades of pink with two of the lampwork beads with the breast cancer awareness ribbon on them. This bracelet has Swarovski crystals, rose Quartz beads along with my lampwork beads. Near the toggle I placed a cancer awareness ribbon charm.

Another beautiful bracelet from their collection is Conspicuous.
Read more about it from their website:

This wonderful bracelet is created with Turquoise beads, zebra lampwork beads, two quirky turquoise colored lampwork beads, Onyx and sterling silver beads. I couldn't resist when I saw the pieces start to fall together on the table in front of me. This piece is fabulous! This bracelet grabs attention and thus it's name. It is not TOO over-the-top crazy, so you can wear it with a lot.

The toggle is a hammered sterling silver one and I added a simple dangle to give it just a little jingle when worn.

The jewelry from Delightful Designs by Robbon would make great gifts. You may take 10% OFF any order over $10.00 with the discount code: funkymonkey

Are YOU a Winner?

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Glam Shirts - Amy Mccathran #278

Gift Creations by Kim - Candie #201

PenPals - Linda K #45

Wee Squeak - Lentil #233

Sweetsation Therapy - one4earth #45

Simple Wonders - erma #89

BabyGrins - casey aubut #138

The Modern Baby Co. - Kelly F #180

Pickles & Popcorn Designs - Nancy #72

**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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MyNameNecklace.com: The Perfect Custom Made Gift!


The holidays are just around the corner. Say that again?!? Yes, they'll be here before you know it and your list of people to shop for will soon grow. Why not show someone you care with MyNameNecklace.com. Personalized gifts are all the rage and what female wouldn't love a necklace from this excellent company.


The "All My Children" engraved disc necklace with birthstones would make any mom feel like a queen. Let mom proudly display all of her children's names with this personalized Sterling Silver disc and birthstone necklace. Choose up to five discs and they will engrave each one with an individual name for free. Supply them with your children's birth months and they will add the proper birthstone to each disc.

Start shopping for the perfect gift now for your loved ones! Take 5% OFF your order with the discount code: FNKMN

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Nappy Bucket: Modern Cloth Nappies for Modern Day Families

Here is more about The Nappy Bucket from their website:

Welcome to The Nappy Bucket and the world of modern cloth nappies, where we have a 'bucket full of goodies for you and your little ones’.

Your baby will be the envy of all in our gorgeous nappies. Modern Cloth Nappies are not just practical, better for the environment and cheaper in the long term, but with their great colours and materials they make a fashion statement. Search through our site for useful information about the advantages of using modern cloth nappies, browse through our catalogue to find the perfect nappy for you and your baby, and don't forget to look at the many other pregnancy and baby-related goodies we have on offer.

The FuzziBunz® One-Size nappies are the most adjustable and innovative one-size cloth diapers on the market today! These fantastic nappies are adjustable through adjustable elastic, NOT snap downs on the front of the nappy like most one size nappies on the market today. All you have to do is adjust the nappies to fit babies 3.2 - 16 kgs and get a snug fit every time with the button-adjusted waist and leg casings. Similar to adjustable waistbands for children and maternity wear, the waist and legs have been made customisable through a button / elastic adjustment system. So instead of 3 length settings, you can set up to 8+ sizes and instead of NO waist settings, you have up to 4+. So you have a SUPER adjustable nappy without an excess of snaps. It may take a bit of "adjusting" to get to the right size, but when you find the right fit, you set it and forget it.

More stock is arriving at the end of September. They will have a wide range of colors and prints. Place your preorders now!

These fantastic sized pocket nappies from FuzziBunz® provide you with trim fitting, highly adjustable diapers that fit snugly without the added bulk a one size nappy may have. So if super great fit and “stuff and go” convenience is important to you – then these are the perfect nappy for you.

This award-winning pocket nappy is made with sturdy snap closures, which are made to last and require absolutely no maintenance. FuzziBunz® nappies have no Velcro, so they won't fray, collect lint or snag your baby's clothes.

COMES WITH ONE SUPER ABSORBENT MICROFIBER INSERT.

Added features include:

  • The waterproof outer barrier keeps wetness contained.
  • The soft microfleece inner layer gently touches your baby’s skin, pulling away moisture and keeping your baby rash-free, dry, and comfortable. The microfleece is made of 100% Polyester and is custom-milled.
  • The unique, patented pocket-style opening enables you to customise the absorbency to fit your baby needs. Stuff the pocket with inserts, a pre-fold, or even a hand towel!
  • The larger, square tabs hold the nappy in place to prevent sagging and provide better grip during changes.
  • The stretchier elastic around the legs provides maximum comfort for baby.
  • The leg casings create “mini-gussets” to keep messes contained and leaks at bay.
  • The adjustable snap settings grow with your baby and enable you to adjust for your baby’s waist and leg sizes.
  • The variety of sizes – including preemie, small, medium, large, petite toddler, and extra-large – ensure that FuzziBunz® properly fit your baby.
  • The wide-array of colour choices makes cloth nappying heaps of fun!

During the month of September, all members will receive a special deal - Buy 3 FuzziBunz Perfect Sized pocket nappies and receive an extra one for free. This offer is good while supplies last. A huge shipment of these nappies will arrive towards the end of September. It is easy and free to become a member and start taking advantage of this wonderful deal.

Provence Gifts: Fashionably Hip Stationery & Gifts

Read more about the fabulous company, Provence Gifts:

Provence Gifts was established in September 2001 after I took a leave of absence from my job as a flight attendant. I wanted a business that would fit my lifestyle and still permit me to be a big part of my boys’ lives by attending their school activities and sporting events. Before my career with the airlines, I had studied fashion merchandising and planned on becoming a buyer in the high-end fashion industry. I always loved the world of fashion so it was a logical choice to create a business specializing in stylish jewelry and accessories, trendy handbags, personalized stationery, and unique gifts.

I started selling my products at local businesses, schools and gift shows. My instant success in this area prompted me to open my online boutique. My twenty-year career as a flight attendant helped me develop an eye for distinctive gifts. I often used my layover time to scout out the trendy and the one-of-a-kind gifts that would appeal to my customers.

My new Exclusively For You line includes personalized note pads, note cards, and checkbook covers that I design myself. This collection is an ideal gift for birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

At Provence Gifts, we know you're looking for a gift that stands out among all others and is as unique as you are! We work with many artists and designers to bring you a large selection of fine gifts all in one place. We hope you enjoy presenting these gifts as much as we enjoy creating them for you. Please feel free to contact us for assistance in choosing “just the right gift” for all the people on your gift-giving list.

Their Dashwood Address Custom Stamp or Embosser from PSA Essentials is one of their featured products.

These stamps and embossers are great for personalizing note cards, return addresses, stationery, envelope seals, napkins, gift tags, favor labels, book plates, recipe cards, wine labels, canning labels, luggage tags, calling cards, bridal party gifts, wedding stationery, craft projects and more!

The picture shown is a sample of the design including the wording. You can change the wording, but the font will stay the same. Personalization is in ALL CAPS. The stamp will look best with 65 characters or less. Each stamp lasts approximately 10,000-14,000 impressions and comes with black ink. Additional single color ink can be ordered for $8.50 and two color ink for $13.00. A proof will be provided for $15.00 fee.

For embossers, no more than 50 characters on the outside and 12 characters on the inside is recommended for the clearest impression. Embossed image looks best on 65 lb. cardstock or less (24 lb. is ideal). Additional plates may be ordered for the embosser.

Here is another featured product, their Crown + Scepter Personalized Melamine Plate.

10" circular melamine plate, personalized with your choice of font and name or greeting. Font color and placement will be the same as pictured, unless otherwise instructed. The plates are dishwasher safe, but not microwave safe. They are designed and handcrafted in the USA, and are non-toxic. What a great keepsake gift!

Provence Gifts would like to offer you 15% OFF your order until September 6, 2009. Use the discount code funkymonkey at checkout.

Tropical Scents Hawaii: 4 winners will receive the item of their choice Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed with 232 comments. Congratulations to the 4 lucky winners ~ Pamela, kngmckeller, ColleenMarie82 & GabbieLowe!

Here is more about Tropical Scents Hawaii from their Etsy shop:

Hawaii is a beautiful and wonderful paradise filled with many lovely scents such as white ginger, tuberose, pikake, passion fruits, flower leis, etc. I thought to myself, wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to smell like these wonderful tropical scents everyday? In my quest to find products in the scents I want, I decided to come up with my own.

I have two types of deodorants. Both types contain no aluminum to clog pores to stop perspiration. One of the base of these deodorants consist of a vegetable protein and other ingredients that neutralize odors. I personally use these everyday and love them because they go on clear and leave no traces on clothing. The other base is an all natural base that uses essential oils to fight odor. These contain no unnatural chemicals in the base.

I have made them in two different sizes so that you can keep them in your purse to always keep fresh or try it out before you buy the full size product. Please be sure to read the ingredients of the deodorants before making a purchase to make sure of sensitivities.

All mini and purse size deodorants are shrink wrapped for your protection and the full size tubes come with a protective cap over the product.

Hawaiian Plumeria Vegetable Protein Deodorant Stick 2.4 oz.

The smell of these flowers are terrific and remind me of wearing a fresh lei of plumeria! That is a common smell especially when you just get off of the plane upon arriving in Hawaii. It is a favorite flower used in many leis here. Really, this fragrance smells exactly like those lei flowers since the fragrance is made from plumerias grown right here in the islands. I used Alohatherapy oils which contain no petroleum distillates or synthetic chemicals to scent this stick. You will be getting a full sized deodorant with 2.4 oz by weight of this veggie protein stick deodorant.

Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, De-Ionized Water, Sodium Stearate, Vegetable Protein, PEG-200/Hydroginated Castor Oil, Isosteareth-2, Salicylic Acid, Steareth-100 Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Aloe Barbadensis ( Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, EDTA, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Hawaiian Pineapple Vegetable Protein Deodorant Full Size 2.4 oz.

I love the sweet smell of a ripe pineapple and this deodorant reflects that scent. You will be getting a full sized deodorant with 2.4 oz by weight of this veggie protein stick deodorant.

Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, De-Ionized Water, Sodium Stearate, Vegetable Protein, PEG-200/Hydroginated Castor Oil, Isosteareth-2, Salicylic Acid, Steareth-100 Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Aloe Barbadensis ( Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, EDTA, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Tropical Scents Hawaii is offering 4 lucky readers the item of their choice!

To enter this super GIVEAWAY, you must visit their shop and tell me the 4 items 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 September 1st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 2nd.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Buzzworthy Gifts: We take the sting out of shopping

So what's the buzz all about?!? It's Buzzworthy Gifts! They take the sting out of shopping. You'll find a wonderful variety of products from this company. Find the perfect gift from Buzzworthy Gifts!

Here is more about them from their website:
I have been working in retail for almost 10 years and I have been a buyer for almost 8 of those years. When I became a mother my priorities changed and I decided to start Buzzworthy Gifts. I love to shop, but as a working mom, my shopping has been limited to the internet. I want to bring you fun, unique gifts that you won't find at your everyday big box store. So, Happy Shopping!

Need a good laugh? Here is something to make you smile - Porn for New Moms.

This is hilarious! Good looking men changing the baby's diaper, or getting up in the middle of the night with a hungry baby? Now that is likely to get any new Mom excited! This book features 96 pages and 40 color photographs.

The Funky Monkey loves the look of this Jane Jenni Funky Monkey Melamine matching cup and plate.

These cups and plates are fabulous! They are so cute and original...and sturdy! We've all been there for the plate being flung across the floor, these melamine plates are durable and can withstand those finicky eaters!

Click here to see all of their different styles.

Buzzworthy Gifts would like to offer you 15% OFF your order now through October 31, 2009. Use the discount code: Funky09