Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birdfeeders.com: Hummingbird Feeder Package Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 295 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Anne!

My dad has always loved birds. There's something about bird watching that relaxes the mind. Perhaps because it leads you to the outdoors, where you can get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful day.

Birdfeeders.com sent me some wonderful products to try, and I'm very happy to be sharing them with all of you.

Here is more about this company from their website:

Welcome to Birdfeeders.com!

Our new site offers a ton of content on Hummingbirds, Wild Birds and Orioles as well as the greatest variety of gorgeous and functional Hummingbird Feeders, Wild Bird Feeders, Oriole Feeders, Feeder Accessories and more!

Here's one of their Best Sellers! Their NEW! Perky-Pet™ Magnolia Patented Top-Fill, Push-Pull Hummingbird Feeder is very easy to use. Our old hummingbird feeder had to be filled from the bottom, so this model makes it a breeze.

We've made hummingbird feeding as easy as it can get!

The Perky-Pet™ Magnolia top fill hummingbird feeder features our latest invention - the new Push-Pull technology for effortless refilling - just push, pour, then pull-and-lock!

It features an easy to fill wide mouth top and an advanced "sports bottle" like function to facilitate replenishing the nectar. With less parts, cleaning the Magnolia feeder is so simple, too! The clear plastic reservoir makes it easy to monitor nectar levels in this 20 oz. hummingbird feeder.

This is one heck of a feeder! Every bird has their own space! Check out their Birdscapes® Deluxe Grandview Feeder.

The birds in our neighborhood sure seem to love it. Not to mention the kids - they really get a kick out of watching the birds come to eat.

This wild bird feeder has so many excellent features, it is truly one of our top feeders on the market.

The Birdscapes® Deluxe Grandview wild bird feeder uses our EVENSEED technology which features 3 independent seed compartments so ports stay active longer and allows for 3 types of seed to attract multiple birds.

This innovative feeder has 12 feeding stations whose metal ports and perches are squirrel resistant. It boasts a large 8 lb seed capacity -- no constant refilling! You and the birds will enjoy all of the special features of this EVENSEED feeder.

Birdfeeders.com would like to offer one lucky reader a Perky-Pet Hummingbird Feeder, a box of their Perky-Pet Instant Hummingbird Nectar and one Perky-Pet Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning Mop.

To enter this great GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me one other product you love and why. 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 October 8th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 9th.

Eleven: Shoes of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 535 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ joeandbridge!
Ohhhh yeah. These shoes are going right to the top of my favorites list. The Josie style from Eleven is so darn cute. I about died when I opened the box. Bubblegum pink meets chocolate brown...who can deny that yummy combination!

Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to review this company before. Their shoes are super duper spectacular! Each pair has exceeded my expectations.

First of all, the fit is fantastic. They're flexible and provide excellent cushioning. My daughter's feet never had it so good.

The construction....brilliant. High-quality leather upper, elastic laces and handy Velcro strap make these shoes top notch. No shoelaces to mess with equals one happy mom! Moms love a no hassle shoe!

The hip design and trendy color combo really make these shoes stand out from the rest. My daughter is going to rock her new Josie shoes from Eleven!

You have to go check out their Fall Collection. Instant eye candy...

While you're at it, make sure to jot down your favorite pair because Eleven is going to give one lucky reader the shoes of their choice! Get those tootsies ready for the Fall!

To enter this fabulous GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me the style you would choose and why. 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 October 6th and is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 7th.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just Ducky Originals: Classic Clothes for Kids

Break out the cameras! Set up those picture appointments! Just Ducky Originals offers the cutest holiday outfits for your family. Have fun customizing your one-of-a-kind design.

Here is more about them from their website:

I started the company back in 1980 and have been working here actively ever since. I guess you can call me a true entrepreneur because I am not trained in business. I never felt restricted by rules of 'well, don't try that because the business model says that won't work'. I found quickly that our strength was more working one-on-one with the customers and being able to give them what they wanted.

Just Ducky began in 1980 out of a vision for truly custom classic children's fashions. Each season, we create a collection with a mix of true classics and updated designs.

Red Contrast Jumper with Monogram Option

NEW!! Contrast Jumper: Sweet A-line jumper has contrast trim at yoke and on straps. Shown in 100% cotton #24 Red Babywale with #10 Polka dot Letter in apple green with white dots. Contrast fabric is 100% cotton #22 Lime Mini Dot.

Click here to see the size chart.

Apple Houndstooth Reversible Longall with Embroidery Option

REVERSIBLE Longall: Versatile longall is completely reversible with extra length on strap to allow for growth. Cuff can be rolled to show contrast on reverse side. Shown in 100% cotton #10 Apple Houndstooth with #37 Christmas Crane embroidery . Side two fabric is 100% cotton #31 Navy Babywale

Click here to see their gallery for great customizing ideas!

Just Ducky Originals would like to offer you 15% OFF your order until 11/15/09 with the discount code: FM1115

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Busy Bee Baby Basics: Fun Products for Mom and Baby!


Like their website says, "Are You Ready? Just 89 days 'til Christmas!" Whoa! Seriously?!? Better get those lists started. Busy Bee Baby Basics has some great products for kids.

Here is more about them from their website:

Welcome to Busy Bee Baby Basics

My mission is to provide unique, everyday essentials for mom and baby!

Moms need burp cloths and blankets, bibs, and nursing covers! Why not have these items in vibrant and fun colors and designs? Why not buy from a mom instead of a manufacturer? All fabric is washed and dried prior to sewing with non-scented mild detergent. All the items I make I also use myself! My goal is to offer these essentials to other moms at a great price!

All items are made to order. If you want a special color or design I can try my best to get it. Please allow a few days for orders. FREE Standard shipping on orders $100 or more.

Art Smocks

"Busy Bee" apron/smocks are perfect for any little artist and are comfortable enough to wear all day over your childs clothing! Made from cotton and trimmed with a contrasting color, these apron/smocks have it all! An oversized pocket on the front to stash snacks, crayons or markers. The back has a tie closure for easy on and off. Machine wash/dry. Monogramming available.

Floor Cushions

Floor Cushions are 25" in diameter and made from unbleached muslin, and filled with poly fiber fill. They feature a soft, cuddly fleece removable cover for easy care. Machine wash/dry Monogramming available!

Check them out and be sure to take advantage this great offer. Take 35% OFF your first order with the discount code: honey

FutureMe.org: Try it

What the heck is this?

here's the story: two fellas started this here site so that you could write yourself a letter to be delivered at a later date. we've all had to do them in high school and college. it's sorta cool to receive a letter from yourself about where you thought you'd be a year (two years? more?) later. FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than emails. we strive for accuracy.

Try it out...send an email to yourself up to the year 2059!

LoloINK: Winter Scarf Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 203 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Amber!

Here is a fantastic Etsy shop that I have had the pleasure of working with again. Read more about them:

Welcome to loloINK. Thanks for taking some time to shop.

The loloINK etsy site is an offshoot of my larger website (www.loloink.com) which features custom illustrations, cards, prints, t-shirts, and books. I have published two children's books and one "memoir." The site is named after my Grandma Lolo and the work here is created by me, Kelly Frederick Mizer.

My favorite things to draw are lemons, cakes, table settings, birds, dogs, and pie (not necessarily in that order). Though I also love to do custom work, especially illustrations about your family stories.

If you are interested in buying (or browsing) the featured children's books, go to www.loloink.com. If you want to receive a 10% discount this month, shop for the books at lulu.com/kmizer and type in the discount code LULUBOOK (good until September 30). You will also be able to preview a few pages at Lulu.

Wooden Angel Tag for Christmas

New line of holiday gift tags are now available. This one was custom made for Luminary Emporium (Louisville, CO). Tags vary in price and size. This line is created on wood with graphite pencil and varnish. Ribbons vary, but most are velvet.

By November, matching drawings on wood will be available.

loloINK 2010 Winter Scarf Collection

loloINK.com was named after my Grandma Lois. When I was very little, she worked in the lamp department at Gimbels. I would call her up at work and tell her about current news: a lost tooth, a new book, anything.

After a few years, she was transferred to the coat department and though the store changed owners over the years (Marshall Fields, Yonkers, Macy’s) she stayed in the coat department full time until her mid-eighties.

The 2009-10 collection of loloINK scarves is inspired by her work in that department. I remember walking through rows and rows of charcoal and camel colored wool coats, or playing hide and seek in her front hall closet, which was filled with two things: coats and poker chips.

The images are inspired by Lolo memories: birds, pies, grapes from her vine, apple branches, houses in the shape of her simple ranch home on 72nd Street, love letters, nighties, airplane rides, and clouds. Each scarf is one-of-a-kind and oh-so-cozy.

These are made to order and custom designed. You pick the imagery and the scarf will be mailed to you within one week of your order. You may also specify whether you would like a short or long scarf (want it for a child, adult . . . wear it with cardigan or coat?). Scarves are made out of pre-washed, pre-shrunk wool felt. It is safe to every once in awhile throw them in the washing machine. Details are made out of scrap fabric, and embroidery thread.

loloINK would like to offer one lucky reader a charcoal grey felt scarf. The winner will get to choose their style!

To enter this cozy GIVEAWAY, you must visit their shop and tell me the scarf you would choose and why. 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 October 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 5th.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

patemm: Making Changes Easier

Here is a very innovative product that I wish I had known about when my children were younger. I would have snatched one of these up in a heartbeat.

Here is more about patemm from their website:

patemm® pad—a smart, stylish and practical solution to the diaper bag—is a patented, award-winning design that makes changing your little one quick and simple. The round design accommodates squirmy infants and serves as a sleek, all-in-one carrier for diapers, wipes, and even a change of clothes. The mom-invented patemm® pads have received national and international acclaim by parents, caretakers, and the media and has truly become an essential baby item. patemm® pads are quickly becoming the #1 baby shower gift!

See how it works here!

All patemm® pads are 30 inches and each pad is designed with 4 outside handles allowing you to unfold/fold it with one hand. Once folded, an exposed handle flips over the top and an adjacent handle is used to carry the closed patemm® pad.

Our newest collection is made of fun, eco-friendly, PVC-free, and stylish prints in CPSIA certified laminated cotton, 100% regular cotton, and 100% Certified Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) cotton. All pads are made with our custom signature chocolate brown trim and sewn-in polyester batting and still PROUDLY MADE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA!

Want to know where the company got its name? Here is a little bit about the founder:

I founded patemm inc in San Francisco in 2004, and named my invention after my first two kids who inspired the product: Patrick and Emma. My company and my family have grown since then, but the passion that inspires the company remains the same: my children, Patrick, Emma, Jack, and Lucie, and my husband Marty.

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patemm would like to offer you 10% OFF your order through September and the month of October with the discount code: changes. Click here for ordering information.

Cymbaline's Designs: Any Piece of Jewelry Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 352 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ intime!

Cymbaline's Designs creates the most spectacular jewelry. A hint of vintage with a splash of sass. I enjoyed looking at all of her designs. You'll fall in love with her work.

Here is a bit more about this wonderful Etsy shop:

Adorn yourself with brightness...shimmer...and that touch of elegance that can attract compliments from all around you! Browse through my shop and find bold florals, innocent pearls, and funky baubles to create a bold look!

Buttercup Bouquet Lariat Necklace

This lariat style necklace is inspired by my Tiny Buttercup Earrings, shown in the bottom picture on the right and also available in my shop. Five glass flowers in a creamy ivory hue, accented simply with copper toned ball pins, dangle from bold copper toned chain. I love how both the ivory and the copper pop when placed next to each other!

This bouquet is worn strung through a large thin copper toned ring.This would look wonderful paired with the Tiny Buttercup Earrings, shown in the bottom right hand picture, also available in my shop.

This necklace measures about 18 1/2 inches in length, or about 47cm. The length of this necklace is completely customizable: I would be happy to shorten or lengthen it for you~ simply send me a convo with your desired length. This is perfect for anyone who loves jewelry that is simple and bold!

Berry Martini Flutterby Necklace

An adorable copper tone filigree butterfly is accented with a rich burgundy flower cabochon in its center for this asymmetrical necklace. I have accented this bold pendant with green fluted glass beads. The fluted beads remind me of tiny green olives that sit atop large glasses of martini! I love the combination of the complimentary burgundy and green.

Including the tiny copper toned lobster clasp, this measures about 19 inches, or about 49cm. The length of this necklace is completely customizable: I would be happy to shorten or lengthen it for you~ simply send me a convo with your desired length. This would be perfect for anyone who loves for their jewelry to stand out in a crowd!

Cymbaline's Designs would like to offer one lucky winner any piece of jewelry from their shop! Lucky you!

To enter this beautiful GIVEAWAY, you must visit their shop and tell me the one product you would choose and why. 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 October 3rd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 4th.

Baby Harrill: Beautiful Baby Products

Baby Harrill is your place to go for all things baby! Beautiful things that is. From bibs to blankets, you're sure to find a gorgeous gift or precious product for your little one.

Here is more about them from their website:

When I was pregnant with my second child and I couldn’t find the perfect cradle and crib bumper set, I decided to make my own. I used my sewing skills (thanks mom!) and the love of design and put together something that was unique. Everyone loved them! As I rocked my own “Baby Harrill”, I started to plan. I began making diaper bags, blankets, burp cloths, and I just kept going. I then was asked by friends to make something for their baby as well as gifts to give. I kept getting the same feedback “You need to start a business”. I felt my dream was coming together. I’m happy to say it has expanded from my rocking chair to an online boutique as well as fine retail boutiques near you.


Fight For A Cure Burp Cloth! A portion of sales from this product will be donated to Breast Cancer research.


This is our most softest Lil' Lovey ever!!! Soft pink swirl minky on both sides with a white soft satin edge with pink, light sage, & brown stripe. Approximately 17" X 17".

Head on over to Baby Harrill to check out their adorable website. Click here to see their new items.

This friendly company would like to offer you 15% OFF your order with the discount code: first-order

Friday, September 25, 2009

Frenchy Baby Organics: Leggings Giveaway

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

Frenchy Baby Organics is a family owned company committed to producing eco-friendly baby clothing and giving to children’s charities.

If you've never felt organic cotton clothing before, you're seriously missing out. This breathable and natural material feels so wonderful against the skin. Not only is it excellent for the environment, it's also extra special for your little one.

Click here to read "Why Organic?" from Frenchy Baby Organics.


This adorable 3 piece outfit includes our ultrasoft yarn dyed chocolate brown stripe leggings, our paisley tunic and short sleeve dragonfly onesie. Add a long sleeve chocolate brown or natural onesie to make this outfit year round! All pieces are made of certified organic cotton.

So cute for the Fall!


Silky soft legging made from certified organic cotton. Goes great under any of our tunics!

Frenchy Baby Organics would like to offer one lucky reader the leggings you see above! You may also take 20% OFF your order with the discount code: Monkey

To enter this adorable GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me one other product you love and why. 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 October 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 3rd.

myEARTH360: Wonderful Giveaway Package

This giveaway is now closed with 181 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners ~ Kristy, Ken & Kitty!

I love the slogan from myEARTH360 - where everything you buy...counts for our earth. What a great place to shop! If everyone cared the way this company does, our world would be a much better place to live in.

Here is more about them from their website:

Like many others, myEARTH 360.com founder Lynn Hasselberger often felt overwhelmed by alarming reports of toxins found in everyday items, from bottled water to canned food to the candles we use to relax and much more. How could she keep her family -- son Ethan and husband Craig -- safe? And what could she do about the impact of these pollutants on the planet? The image of a helpless polar bear, adrift on a melting ice cap, became a symbol for the powerlessness she -- and many like her -- felt in the face of the earth's deepening dilemma. But it was the new beginnings of first grade that inspired Lynn to finally do something about it.

Refresh'n Dryer Towel

This amazing towel will clean and freshen undesirable, previously worn, odorized, lifeless, wrinkled clothing into fresh, ready-to-wear articles in a matter of minutes...no need to wash!
  • reuse up to 25 times!
  • 100% natural process
  • non-toxic, chemical free
  • save water and electricity
  • save money at the dry cleaners
  • lessen time in the laundry room
  • prolong the NEW look of your cloths
Use 2 towels for up to 8 items of clothing at a time and save even more!
  • $1,000 on dry cleaning costs
  • 700 gallons of water
  • 90 kwh of electricity on wash & wear!
The Refresh'n Dryer Towel is lint free and will not shrink, spot, fade, or cause color bleeding on fabrics, including delicates. The product uses no chemicals or fabric treatments and is 100% natural.

Toucan Rain Tee

This signature Rain Tee was illustrated by Rene Gillermo of Tena, Ecudaor. Amazon toucans live in small flocks and are very playful birds that have courtship displays where both male and female birds throw berries at each other or play catch by tossing the berries to each other with their beaks.

About Andira Rain Tees

Rain Tees are a 100% organic luxury line of apparel for women and children designed by youth living in endangered rain forests across Central and South America.

Andira donated school supplies to the children and asked them to illustrate what they see happening in their world every day. Each Rain Tee features their thoughts illustrations and names.

For every Rain tee sold, a child involved in Kids Saving the Rain Forest, Costa Rica will receive a tree they can plant to replace one that has been destroyed.

Grow-A-Note Cards - Tree

Each handcrafted card is liberally embedded with wildflower seeds and will grow just about anywhere. Planting instructions are printed on the back of each card.
  • handcrafted
  • 100% post-consumer paper
  • embedded with wildflower seeds
  • deckled edge - truly elegant
  • printed using soy inks
  • blank inside
  • includes colored recycled envelopes
  • 4 cards and 4 recycled paper envelopes
  • made in the USA
The card will recycle naturally into the soil as the seedlings grow!

myEARTH360 would like to offer some fabulous giveaway prizes!

The grand prize winner will receive a tee, 1 set of cards and 1 dryer towel.

The first runner up will receive 1 set of cards and 1 dryer towel.

The second runner up will receive 1 dryer towel.

You may also take 15% OFF your order with the discount code: FUNKYMONKEY. Be sure to share this discount coupon with family and friends!

To enter this eco-friendly GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me one other product you love and why. 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 October 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 3rd.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet Arts Design: Softcover Personalized Book Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 173 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Sandi!

You will enjoy learning about this very beautiful company, Sweet Arts Design. Not only are their products as sweet as can be, they also introduce children to a new language. What special customized gifts these would make.

Personalized Prints - Take a look at their beautiful gallery slide show.

Inspire a child with personalized prints that will make your little one smile.

600 dpi color prints on 80 lb. coated acid-free matte finish white cover stock. They are wrapped with a paperboard backing in fitted, clear re-sealable packaging.


Personalized Alphabet Book - Click "play" on their slide show to see their many designs.

Personalize story time with original alphabet books that feature your child's name!

A special inside page will feature your child's very own name. Choose to add French, Spanish, or Italian to make your book bilingual. You can even choose the color, the design and background letter for a book cover that's made just for you.

These books come in softcover or hardcover.

Sweet Arts Design would like to offer one lucky reader a Softcover Personalized Alphabet Book of their choice! Winner chooses the design and language.

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me how you would personalize your book. 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 October 1st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 2nd.

Doodlebug Dezigns: Unique Custom Photo Announcements for Any Occasion

Doodlebug Dezigns really has a terrific selection of custom photo announcements. I found a ton of designs I loved. I already have my eye on some really great Christmas cards for this year. Their look is fresh and stylish. Just the way I like it.

Here is more about this company from their website:

At Doodlebug Dezigns, we'll use your photos or digital images to create unique, custom designed birth announcements, wedding announcements, holiday photo cards and more. Our photo cards are high quality professionally processed announcements and come with envelopes for mailing. Your birth announcements will share the same archival qualities as all of your traditional photographs and are sure to become a family treasure that will last a lifetime. Ordering from Doodlebug Dezigns is easy from start to finish. Email or speak with our customer service specialists with any questions.

All of our flat, 5 x 7 photo birth announcements are printed on high quality Kodak Endura photo paper or you can choose the 110 pound cardstock. Envelopes are included in the price. All photo birth announcements can be customized in any way to suit your style, colors and photos. We are more than happy to adjust the fonts, wording, photo styles and layout in order to provide you with the perfect photo birth announcement. All photo birth announcements can be adjusted for gender. There is a 25 card minimum on each order. Please e-mail us with any questions. Special thanks to Nikki Ryan Photography for the use of this photo!

This is a flat 5 x 7 Holiday photo card printed on high quality Kodak Endura photo paper or you can choose the premium 110 pound cardstock. Envelopes are included in the price. All photo holiday announcements can be customized in any way to suit your style, colors and photos. We are more than happy to adjust the fonts, wording, photo styles and layout in order to provide you with the perfect photo holiday announcement. There is a 25 card minimum on each order. Please e-mail us with any questions.

Aren't their birth announcements and holiday photo cards amazing?! Wow your friends and family this holiday season with Doodlebug Dezigns!

Doodlebug Dezigns would like to offer you FREE SHIPPING on your order with the discount code: FREESHIP

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ScareMeNot.com: The ScareMeNot of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 151 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ ColleenMarie82!

Does your child suffer from nighttime fears? How many times have you heard that there are monsters under the bed, in the closet and all around? Never fret, ScareMeNot.com is here to help!

Here is more about them from their website:

ScareMeNots™ are plush creatures designed to take the “scary” out of monsters in more ways than one. Soft, cuddly, and appealing, they are perfect bedtime companions for all children. However, for kids with nighttime fears, ScareMeNots™ offer an extra sense of protection and comfort. Their special features allow them to ward off those scary things that hide in all the usual places (under the bed, in the closet, behind the drapes)—and in the unusual places as well!

The ScareMeNots are nice and big in size. Click here to see photos.

Defender Dave is the founder of S.M.N.(Scare Me Not). He is 100% I.C.U. (I See You) certified from the world renowned M.P.S.A. (Monsters Preventative Services of America). With all his eyes he spots monsters with ease and will always keep an eye out for your child. Here in recent photo Defender Dave describes the size of the last monster he encountered.

Watchdog Wally is the star of our k-9 protection division at S.M.N. (Scare Me Not). He has been trained to keep his high tech nose into the wind scanning for monsters. Fearless Fred has spent many weeks training Wally and now he’s ready for duty to protect a very lucky boy or girl. Wally is obedient, enjoys the company of children and will be delighted to learn tricks from his new owner.

Wally will need your help adjusting to his new owners voice commands so be sure to learn the M.M.C.'s (Monster Control Commands) using the link below. You can also check out Wally's pedigree.

It’s all about the tail. All ScareMeNots have a long tail with two Velcro strips (at tip and midpoint) that allow the dolls to hang from door handles, closet or curtain rods, chair backs, etc. The tail can also be placed between the box spring and mattress, allowing the ScareMeNot to hang down and peer under the bed. And of course, ScareMeNots are happy to sit on dressers, inside toy boxes or under furniture, or just to snuggle up in bed with your child. With eyes wide open (often several of them!), ScareMeNots promise to stay on the watch against monsters while your child –and you—get a good night’s sleep.

If you like what you see, there are four other award winning ScareMeNots for your child! Click here to view all of the characters.

They also offer free shipping on orders of two or more characters.

ScareMeNot.com would like to offer one lucky reader the ScareMeNot of their choice!

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me which ScareMeNot 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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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

HuePhoria: Hand Painted Wine Glass Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 155 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ suburban prep!

You'll love the unique wine and martini glasses from HuePhoria! What a clever idea! I love each and every single item this company has to offer. They have some of the best looking ornaments around, and their salt and pepper shakers are out of this world!

Deck your halls with HuePhoria balls! These large hand blown, hand painted glass ornaments can be displayed anytime. Hang them on your Christmas Tree, stack them in a big glass bowl or drape them around your home to add cheer throughout the year! Each unique ornament is adorned with beautiful wired ribbon and comes in its own gift box. With 9 fun designs to choose from, HuePhoria ornaments make great wedding gifts, hostess gifts and holiday gifts.

Polka Dots Ornament Pink Ribbon

HuePhoria's 4" hand painted glass ornaments are garnished with a beautiful wired ribbon and individually boxed for easy gift giving.

Each HuePhoria Ornament comes individually gift boxed.

Add some cheer to your next gathering with hand painted wine glasses from HuePhoria! These unique glasses are sure to liven up any party with their fun ball designs! They work like a permanent wine charm so you'll always know which glass is yours. Give HuePhoria wine glasses for a wedding gift, birthday gift, housewarming gift, or gift to yourself! Mix up a set and collect them all. Dishwasher safe!

Larry Wine Glass

Each hand blown, hand painted wine glass by HuePhoria features a unique "ball" design on the stem to help partygoers keep track of their drink. Works like a permanent wine charm!

HuePhoria wine glasses are dishwasher safe. Mix up a set for your next gathering and rest assured that no one else sips from your personal party glass!

16 delicious ounces.

Each HuePhoria Glass comes individually gift boxed.

"Larry" the lobster is alive and well!

Dial 1-888-HUE-LIKE to order and they'll prove it.

All glassware orders over $80 ship for FREE! Need a fun gift for a teacher, friend, co-worker or family member this year? Here's your place for truly one-of-a-kind gifts.

HuePhoria would like to offer one lucky reader a Larry Wine Glass!

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

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Karen's Cookies: 7 Halloween Cookie Cutters Giveaway

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

Yum! Cookies! Isn't it always fun to bake up a fresh batch at home? What better way to do it than with the help of Karen's Cookies! Their wonderful kits come with everything you need to start decorating like a pro.

Here is more about this company from their website:

Cookie Decorating Simplified

That's our slogan, and for a good reason! Cookie Decorating is a fun hobby, where you to create beautiful edible art. And we're here to make it easy!

Think of cookie decorating like cake decorating without the commitment. You have a cake go wrong and it's a disaster. You mess up a cookie, you shrug is off and decorate another! Plus what other creative hobby can you have just as much fun eating as you did creating? Cookie decorating also opens up LOTS of fun possibilities in gifts, invitations, party favors, basket arrangements, and lots more.

We've got great cookie decorating tutorials, cookie and icing recipes, free how-to videos, and much more! And as soon as you're ready to jump in and get your feet wet, shop our online store for awesome cookie decorating supplies, including countless cute cookie cutters, decorating supplies, sugars and sprinkles, and everything else you need to get going.

And don't forget our easy-to-follow cookie decorating kits and cards to take you step-by-step through the process of decorating specific designs.

Thanks for visiting and happy decorating!


This 17 Piece Kit Contains:

Handmade tin Maple Leaf cookie cutter
Handmade tin Oak Leaf cookie cutter
Detailed, step-by-step instructions, protected by plastic sleeve
3 Professional soft gel paste food colorings, (Lemon Yellow, Red Red, and Chocolate Brown) in .75 oz bottles
5 disposable decorating bags
3 oz. tub premium meringue powder
1 stainless steel decorating tip
Cookie decorating spatula with natural wood handle and stainless steel blade
3 gram package of 1" rubber bands (approximately 50 count)
Cookie scraper
Recipe sheet

This kit contains everything* you need to create these pretty Fall Leaf cookies.

This Cookie Decorating Kit comes with full color, step-by-step instructions, which include additional ideas for the provided cutter.

* Kits do not contain cookies or icing; however, specialty ingredients, recipes and detailed instructions are included. Additional cookie and icing ingredients will be needed, but can be found on any grocery store shelf and in most home pantries.


This 27 Piece Kit Contains:

Handmade tin Pumpkin cookie cutter
Detailed, step-by-step instructions, protected by plastic sleeve
4 Professional soft gel paste food colorings, (Orange, Black, Red and Green) in .75 oz bottles
12 disposable decorating bags
3 oz. tub premium meringue powder
4 stainless steel decorating tips
Cookie decorating spatula with natural wood handle and stainless steel blade
3 gram package of 1" rubber bands (approximately 50 count)
Cookie scraper
Recipe sheet

This kit contains everything* you need to create these festive Jack-o-Lantern cookies.

This Cookie Decorating Kit comes with full color, step-by-step instructions, which include additional ideas for the provided cutter.

* Kits do not contain cookies or icing; however, specialty ingredients, recipes and detailed instructions are included. Additional cookie and icing ingredients will be needed, but can be found on any grocery store shelf and in most home pantries.

Karen's Cookies would like to give one lucky winner the 7 Halloween cookie cutters you see pictured - tombstone, Frankenstein, spider, candy corn, pumpkin, bat and witch! What fun!

Click here to see all of the great cookie cutters they offer.

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Charm Factory: Turquoise Watch or Birthstone Crystal Heart Bracelet Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 262 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ clarissa@neiding.com!

Here is your place to go for all things sterling silver! Charm Factory has it all. Beads, bracelets, rings...the list goes on! They're products are made in the USA and are lead free. They also offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25. Head on over!


Mesmerizing, sophisticated, elegant, and beautifully brilliant all describe the stunning Garnet, the birthstone for those born in January. Our matchless sterling silver Garnet Bracelet with Crystal Hearts is comprised of sterling silver and five gorgeous garnet heart shaped Swarovski crystals. Using delicate yet extremely strong figure eight links and a sturdy lobster clasp, the foundational bracelet is cast from .925 sterling silver.

Material: .925 Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Hearts

Bracelet Length: 7" + 2" extender - One size fits most

Free gift box is included.

Click here to see different birthstones.


This is one terrific women's turquoise watch! It has 3 turquoise stones encased with sterling silver on each side of the watch, a stainless steel elastic band and an easy to read classic watch face. Incredible Deal!

Made in the USA. Watch face imported.

Material: .925 Sterling Silver Turquoise Stainless Steel Watch Face

Width: 1" or 25mm

Watch Face Height: 1" or 25mm

Stretch Band fits up to 7.5" wrist

Free gift box is included.

Charm Factory would like to offer one lucky reader a Turquoise Watch or a Crystal Heart Bracelet in the birthstone of their choice.

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

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Diaper Cakes by Wendy: Two Tiered Diaper Cake Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 249 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Giana!

Diaper Cakes by Wendy offers some really creative baby shower gifts and favors. You'll definitely be the hit of the party when your recipient receives their special gift!

This company offers a nice assortment of diaper cakes, favors and gifts. As you can see, Wendy uses a ton of Luvs diapers per cake. They also offer FREE SHIPPING on any item they carry!

Check out their washcloth lollipops. They are too cute!

Here is more about this company from their website:

Diaper Cakes By Wendy is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything I can to meet your expectations. What is a diaper cake you say? A diaper cake is a non-edible cake made from diapers, fashioned to look like a wedding cake. Not all are alike, but with mine, every diaper in the cake (or washcloth in the favor) can be used for the new baby once the cake is taken apart; that is - if you ever want to take it apart!

Three Tiered Diaper Cakes - Themed

These 3 tiered diaper cakes can be made to match any theme you can come up with! The ladybug cake pictured was a special request from someone who is having a ladybug baby shower! Each cake is made with 65+ stage 1 diapers, fashioned into three perfect layers, decorated with grosgrain or satin 1.5" ribbon and adorned with your choice of themed figure. Your cake will come wrapped in tulle, decorated with curling ribbon and ready to give as a gift. And, as always, free shipping in the US!

Mini Diaper Purse

Like the regular size diaper purse but smaller! This adorable purse is made with one size 1 Luvs diaper and one high quality 9" x 9" baby washcloth. It is fashioned to look like a trendy purse, complete with handles! Check out the favors photo gallery for more ideas. Please choose two ribbon colors when ordering. Free shipping!

If you don't see what you're looking for, contact them and they'll do what they can to meet your needs. This very friendly company will help you design the cake or favors of your dreams.

Diaper Cakes by Wendy would like to offer one lucky reader a 2 tiered diaper cake of your choice! The winner gets to choose their theme or colors. Take a look at their gallery for some fun ideas.

To enter this great GIVEAWAY, you must visit their website and tell me how you would like your cake designed. 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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