Thursday, October 29, 2009

CurlyQ Cuties: Design-It-Yourself Monster

Talk about F-U-N! My daughter had a blast creating her very own monster online from CurlyQ Cuties. This company provided the handmade monster for the review.

The process was so easy and their website was super easy to navigate through. We had her adorable monster created in no time and it arrived very quickly. They have a TON of options to choose from. You choose the eyes, body shape, color, belly design, etc. You and your loved one will have a great time together searching through their many choices.

The monster my daughter received in very high in quality and looks just like the finished image she saw online. It's adorable on its own, but knowing she created it makes it even better! She feels so special with her one-of-a-kind stuffed toy!

Head on over to CurlyQ Cuties to see what they have to offer! These would make excellent holiday gifts this year.

LaShae Jewelry: Beautiful Earrings & $200 Sweepstakes

Welcome to jewelry art designs where you’ll find a stunning collection of individually handcrafted jewelry. We specialize in cultured freshwater and saltwater pearls, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and precious metals. Our range will undergo a revamp over the coming weeks to include exciting and exclusive new styles and designs.
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White Gold Rhodium Bonded .925 Sterling Silver Flower Shaped Earring Studs Featuring Marquise Cut Flower Pedals in Silvertone.

As delicate as a flower bud, the Sterling Silver Flower Bud Earrings have successfully meshed CZ with .925 sterling silver to personify a gorgeous flower. This pair will make your ears gleefully glow. White Gold Rhodium Bond is achieved using an electroplating process that coats the item with heavy layers of rhodium, a close cousin of platinum that costs three times as much, which gives our jewelry a platinum luster.

Lead Free: Yes
Item Weight: 4 g
Carat Weight: 3 Ct
Backing: Butterfly
Length: 17mm
Width: 14mm
Height: 2mm



Enter our online competition for the chance to win $200 cash (to spend anywhere you like). Simply display one of our jewelry badges on your blog, website or social profile page and be automatically entered each and every month. The sweepstake giveaway is open to all countries.

Every entrant will also receive a 15% discount off the entire LuShae Jewelry range!

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Copy and paste the code below the picture to display the picture on your blog, profile or any other type of website. If your not sure how to display the badge just drop us a contact!

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Enter your name, email and the address of your blog/website if you wish to enter the competition here.

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Winner!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winner:

Southern Magnolia Minerals - mabelilly28 #26

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Play Outdoors: Here's a Hoodie Worth Giving a Hoot About

We've found the hoodie of our dreams. Meet the Quiksilver Boys All Day Deluxe Fleece Hoodie from Play Outdoors. Ohhh, it's a beauty. Trust me, the picture doesn't do it justice.

Play Outdoors sent us this amazing jacket to review. Normally we use a hoodie for the fall, and when winter hits, we switch to a heavier jacket. However, with this new hoodie, we can use the same jacket all the way through until spring hits.

This trendy hoodie features oh-so-soft sherpa fleece lining in the body and hood. It's so luxurious and warm. Even though this hoodie is lined, it's doesn't feel or look bulky. Since it's black in color, it can go with many outfits.

I was very pleased with the look, feel and quality right out of the box. I instantly knew just by touching it that it was a winner.

Here is more about it from their website:

Why change jackets throughout the day when Quiksilver’s got one that displays your cool factor from sunup to sundown (and even during some of those dark hours in between). The Quiksilver Boys All Day Deluxe Hoodie shows your young man ain’t-afraid-to-rock fashion sense with its custom screenprint and huge Quiksilver logo. But, the best part is a bit of a secret: the insanely warm and soft sherpa fleece lining the entire inside. Who says you have to freeze to look cool?

Play Outdoors brings you sporty, stylish childrens outdoor clothing, gear, and accessories from respected brands like Spyder, Dakine, Sherpani, Naturino, Outside Baby, Kelty Kids, Mountain Sprouts, and more.

Play Outdoors would like to offer you 10% OFF your order with the discount code: PlayWithFunky! Hurry over - offer expires November 8, 2009.

Butterscotch Blankees: Personalized Blankets & Pillows

Just the name alone draws you in...Butterscotch Blankees. What is it? Yummy goodness? Delicious treats? Well - yes, only you can't eat it, but you can snuggle with it. And who wouldn't want to get cozy with a personalized blanket from this knock out company!

Butterscotch Blankees sent me a beautiful blanket personalized for my son to review. I chose their Blanket Design 10 and it turned out better than I had imagined. I was able to choose the colors and font. I chose the font shown with light blue for the blanket color and navy for the accent color. What a hit! My son thinks it's the coolest blanket ever and he'll be using this for years to come.

Looking for a unique baby shower gift? Check out their personalized blanket collection. You'll find such sweet styles for a little girl and boy.

This company also makes personalized pillows! I was sent their Pillow Design 2 and it looks amazing. I chose chocolate brown for the pillow color and light pink for the accent color. It turned out phenomenal and really makes a statement in our master bedroom. What a great pillow to give as a gift this holiday season!

Head on over to Butterscotch Blankees to see their excellent selection. You'll be very pleased with the quality and customer service. I know I was!

You may also take 30% OFF your order with the discount code: fallbutter30

Be sure to take advantage of this generous discount! Do something different this year. Really make your recipient say "wow" with Butterscotch Blankees!

Nesting Shoppe: (25) 5x7 Holiday Cards, Invitations or Announcements of your choice Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ texaslady22!

Nesting Shoppe offers the most unique, custom birth announcements, baby shower invitations personalized stationery and holiday cards as well as birthday party invitations, baptism and christening cards. Nesting also specializes in custom canvas wall art and growth charts to match baby's nursery. Our talented team of designers are the best around and we print on premium, 100% recycled card stock. Nesting Shoppe's designs are classic, timeless, modern and elegant and will be sure to show off your new bundle of joy. Check out our new sweet+petite print cards!

Please read what some of our celebrity clients and loyal customers have to say. And check out our BLOG to catch up on the latest news and products and sign up for our eNESTletters for exclusive offers, special coupons and more.

Birth Announcements for Boys, Girls, Twins & Adoptions

Nesting Shoppe offers unique, custom birth announcements at an affordable price. Our talented team of designers are the best around and we print only on premium, 100% recycled card stock. Nesting Shoppe's designs are classic, timeless, modern and elegant and will be sure to show off your new bundle of joy. Any of our designs can be modified to fit for twins or adoptions. You can also change out the wording to fit your needs as well as colors and fonts, just ask us.

Each of our announcements include a free digital proof, white envelopes and are printed full color on both sides, at no additional cost...so go ahead and email us that extra photo for the backside of your card! We have hundreds of designs to choose from and prices start at just $1.75 a card and we now offer five different sizes: 5'x5" square 5"x7" vertical 7"x5" horizontal 4"x5.5" vertical 5.5"x4" horizontal

All original birth announcements can be altered into Holiday Birth Announcements for those babies born near the holidays. Just make your requests at checkout.

They're here...our new 2009 Holiday Cards!

Holiday greetings and colors can be changed out to reflect your personal style. Just tell us in the special comments box at checkout.

  • Over 100 designs to choose from
  • Envelopes included
  • Sold in sets of 25
  • Send us your photos
  • Use your own holiday greeting
Click here to see our Hanukkah Designs.

One lucky reader will win (25) 5x7 cards, announcements or invitations of their choice!

You may also take 10% OFF your order until December 1, 2009 with the discount code: FUNKYMONKEY

To enter this GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me the cards 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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Hiphopbling.com: The Original Hip Hop Jewelry Store

Hiphopbling.com offers the newest and highest quality Hip Hop Jewelry. Our prices and service for our iced out jewelry is unbeatable! Check out our vast selection of bling bling jewelry, iced out pendants, chains, hip hop grillz, bracelets, skull belt buckles, hip hop bracelets and more hip hop jewelry.

BLING BLING! Get your iced out jewelry here and now for the best prices anywhere.


Black Jesus Piece Chain is the hottest bling bling item of 2009. This black Jesus pendant and 36 inch chain are both made out of METAL and plated black. The black Jesus pendant is totally iced out in faux black diamonds totaling over 120 stones. These are actual stones that bling bling like the real thing. Kanye West and Jay Z have made this chain hot. Now you get be the baller on your block with the hottest black Jesus chain.


This 12 row bracelet has over 700 stones, is totally iced out and very shiny. It looks like real bling bling. This is the same style all the rappers wear.

Head on over to Hiphopbling.com to get the latest in hip hop jewelry!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Wholesalekeychain.com: Digital Photo Keychain & Double Heart Keyring Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 218 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Natalie A.!

Wholesale Keychains – This is the place where car lovers can celebrate their dream machines by taking a little piece with them wherever they go. We sell automotive keychains for all major automotive companies such as BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, Infiniti, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, and Cadillac to name a few. Whether it is an SUV, a truck or a luxury car, we have it all.

Look at the wide range of selections that will transport you into “automobile heaven”. For fans of these vehicles, there is no better place to be. Browse through our selections from the comfort of your living room, coffee mug in your hand. All it takes is one click to get that little piece of accessory that is a surefire way to start a conversation, anywhere.

We sell in bulk or individual items to suit all of your needs. There are many styles to choose from and we offer the highest quality materials made in the U.S.A. These come into different materials, from serious steel to fun leather. It goes with any and every outfit.

Not satisfied unless you make your mark on it? Order our special engravings, tell us what you want written and we will engrave and send it your way. Whether it’s a message for a loved one or for yourself or a corporate function, these words will remain in their hearts forever.

Car lovers like to take a little piece of their automotive fantasies with them at all times in a portable, stylish fashion that allows them to dream a little. Whether you are the proud owner of a Mustang, and want to bring a symbol of it with you at all times, or you suffer from a mild case of car envy, carrying around a BMW keychain or a Mercedes Keychain could make the dream feel more tangible. Wholesale Keychains sells Officially Licensed Keychains.

Check out the selection of heart keyrings!

Engrave a personal message to a loved one on our Heart & Love Keychains! If you would like to engrave a personalized message (3 lines / 11 characters per line) fill out all three lines. If you would like to engrave just your initials fill out the first line. If you would like to engrave your initials and another person's initials fill out the first & second line. Call (952) 681-2143 if you have questions on the products.

Looking for a digital photo keychain for the holidays? Look no further!

Upload pictures of loved ones to a Digital Photo Keychain! If you would like to engrave a personalized message (3 lines / 11 characters per line) on the back of the keychain you have the option of clicking 'engraving' and doing so for an extra $5.99. Call (952) 681-2143 if you have questions on the products.

One lucky reader will win this digital photo keychain and double heart keyring shown!

To enter this GIVEAWAY you must 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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ItzaBitza: Greatest Game Giveaway

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

I'm always on the hunt for interactive educational games for my children. Just when I thought I knew it all, ItzaBitza proved me wrong! This computer game is a HUGE HIT in my home! This company sent over their wonderful game for my family to test out and we've been loving it ever since.

My daughter is 5 years old and she can already read very well. ItzaBitza is terrific for early readers. She loves being able to navigate through the game herself. If there is a word she doesn't know, all she has to do is place the cursor over the word and it is spoken for her.

Now for the really FUN part! My kids could literally draw all day. When they found out their very own drawings were incorporated into the game, they were amazed. Even I thought that was the coolest feature ever! Draw yourself a pet and watch it interact with you. Draw a house and see it come to life!

Your kids will love ItzaBitza! It's one amazing game for kids!

Here is more about it from their website:

Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh.

In the award winning game ItzaBitza™ , drawings truly come to life. Kids help their Sketchy by using Living Ink™ – a unique drawing recognition system – to draw one-of-a kind interactive objects that form the centerpiece of the game’s action. There’s little chance for the player to lose interest in ItzaBitza. The game provides a totally unique experience every time it is played. Since the environment is created through each player’s personal drawings, the possibilities are as endless and fantastic as the player’s imagination. The game comes with five themed playsets – “Home Sweet Home,” “Let’s go Camping,” “Play in Space,” “A Farm Life,” and perfect for Halloween – “A VERY Scary Haunted House.” Players unlock playsets by winning at least five star challenges.

ItzaBitza is more than just a fun game. The game has been crafted specifically for early-readers. In ItzaBitza, players who are just learning to read start out having a blast watching the whimsical reactions happen between their drawings and their Sketchy. Then all of a sudden, they need to read to win a star. Or to know what to draw so they can help their Sketchy. Parents will be delighted by the game’s ability to enhance their child’s self-confidence. Unlike some games that leave younger players frustrated by their difficulty and lack of assistance, ItzaBitza provides features to guide children even when faced with unfamiliar concepts. If an early-reader encounters a new word, it can be read aloud to them with the simple act of hovering the mouse over the word.

Through a delightful twist on drawing games, ItzaBitza introduces a new way for kids to game and while they are playing, really important learning is happening. New methods to engage children, discovered during a multi-year research project conducted by Microsoft Corporation, are fused into the game’s design, yielding a unique experience that encourages fun and learning.

Now it's your turn to have a chance to win your very own ItzaBitza online download game!

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

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Claim Jumper: Delicious pies for the holidays

The original Claim Jumpers flourished in the rich gold and silver mining territories of the Wild West more than a century ago. In 1977 we opened our first Claim Jumper Restaurant with a recipe for success we think is as foolproof as it is simple: great traditional American food served in generous portions, friendly service and a clean and comfortable environment. Today Claim Jumper is one of the fastest growing restaurant operations in the country, with locations in California, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon and Wisconsin. Our delicious frozen appetizers, pot pies, dinners, family meals and deserts include both our traditional Western favorites and a variety of classic American recipes. Rest assured, all of our recipes still call for only the finest ingredients prepared with care.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you and tell us your story, where you purchased the products and what you love about the Claim Jumper Retail products. We would also appreciate your comments and always take them seriously so we may improve our products.

If you've never tried Claim Jumper before, you're missing out on a delicious opportunity! This fabulous company was kind enough to allow me to review some of their products.

With the holidays fast approaching, I'm sure pies are in the picture. While homemade pies taste amazing, let's admit it, they take an enormous amount of time to prepare. Who wants to be a slave to the kitchen when you can thaw and serve a yummy pie from Claim Jumper! No cooking required! Now you can spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen.

My entire family was very impressed with their line of pies. We all really enjoyed their Chocolate Silk Pie. The chocolate cookie crust was great. Just thaw, serve and enjoy. It's that easy.

Their Banana Cream Pie was an instant favorite with all. Banana cream is my favorite and this was absolutely heavenly.

Their Dutch Apple was divine. I loved the delicious crumb topping that we added at just the right time during baking. This pie does require oven time, but no prep. Just pop it in, cook and enjoy. The hard work is already done for you.

I'm not a big fan of Lemon Meringue, but this was nice for a change. It was very tart, but that's what you can expect from a lemon meringue. It had a nice texture and flaky crust.

Like what you see? Claim Jumper offers many other varieties to choose from - pumpkin, coconut cream, blackberry, peach, fruit cobblers...the list goes on.

Looking for hearty meals? Claim Jumper has great dinners, pot pies, family meals and appetizers to choose from.

Claim Jumper Pies and Meals are available in the frozen food section. Head over in that direction the next time you're at the grocery store to make your next holiday a hit with Claim Jumper!

The Playmakers: Blurt Board Game - Fun for the whole family - Giveaway

This giveaway is closed with 124 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jami!

Oh how my family loves a good board game! We've found our new fav - Blurt! The Playmakers sent me their clever and addictive game to review. My husband, mom and brother got in on the action and we had a great time! You will too!

Blurt moves fast. No waiting around for your turn. It incorporates everyone which is always a plus. The two different level options allow my 7 year old son to play along with us. It's a game we look forward to playing together.

Here is more about it from their website:

Blurt! The Uproarious Word Race Game is back! 2009 marks the 15th Anniversary of the game where you mouth tries to keep up with your mind.

Wanna play a game of BLURT!? What’s A joint of the finger? Sure, it’s “knuckle,” but were you first to Blurt!? How about a round window in the side of a boat? (That’s “Porthole,” but did you say it first?) Blurt is so simple, yet so fun. It’s a vocabulary builder for kids and a riot for adults. Will your mouth keep up with your mind? Just play it once and you’ll be a fan for life!


You now have a chance to win Blurt for your family!

To enter this exciting GIVEAWAY you must watch the clip above and tell me 2 words that were blurted out. 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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Creativity for Kids: Craft Kits You & Your Kids Will Love

We love Creativity for Kids around my home! This wonderful company sent me their Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun kit to review. My kids and I had a blast creating our very spooky, yet undeniably adorable Halloween tree. We love seeing it and each year we bring it out, it will remind us of the fun time we spent together.

Here is more about it from their website:

This quick and easy craft makes a spook-tacular Halloween decoration. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks®, 11" x 8" sturdy black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch and all the extras needed for decoration and display.


Here is what you'll find in the kit:

Fuzzy Cardboard Tree – 8.5 x 11 in (21.6 x 28 cm)
5 Pre-printed® Shrinky Dinks Sheets – 5.5 x 8.5 in (14 x 21.6 cm)
Hanging Loops
8 Colored Pencils
Hole Punch
Pencil Sharpener
Jump Rings
Instructions and Ideas

Head on over the Creativity for Kids to see all of their fantastic craft kits for the entire family to enjoy!

SmartLab Toys: 4 Clay Play Kits Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 128 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Anonymous #112!

My two kids had a fun time playing with the Clay Play Kit from SmartLab. This friendly company sent us the horse kit to review. It was a great hands on activity for them to do together. The kit came with everything they needed to get the job done. They molded the clay to the plastic animal figure and added all the other clay details they wanted. It was a fun activity that didn't require batteries.

Here is more about Clay Play's from their website:

What could be better than ArtLab's Clay Studio, you ask? The same divided by four! Young sculptors can create a realistic version of one animal with each single-themed sculpting kit. Choose from an elephant, a lion, a lizard, or a horse. Along the way, kids learn a variety of sculpting techniques and interesting facts about the featured animal. Then they can showcase their masterpiece in front of one of two dioramas—a natural setting or a display frame.

Just like the full-size ArtLab Clay Studio, the Clay Play Series maintains the theme that you can be an artist, a sculptor, and an animal lover!

Includes:

Plastic posable animal armature
One large clay block for body
Several smaller clay blocks for details
Two double-ended tools to cut, add details and texture
Body part templates
One double-sided diorama

SmartLab would like to offer one lucky reader all 4 Clay Play Kits - Lizard, Lion, Horse and Elephant.

To enter this fun GIVEAWAY you must 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 October 31st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 1st.

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Strider - Linda K #87

1st Comes Love - sabritha #14

Gardin - Amy Croley #4

Wow Baby - Cakeblast #117

Poseprints - Tricia #40

Baby Star - bettycd #13

Toollogic - kngmckellar #185

**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.

Tot-to-go: Nursing Cover of your choice Giveaway

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

Have you been searching for a baby sling or carrier that is safe, comfortable and easy to use? Search no further because Tot-to-go is here with a hip and modern baby sling that is loved by babies, parents and celebrities alike. The Tot-to-go Baby Sling is a stylish, pouch style baby carrier that allows you to wear your baby in several versatile positions from newborn up to 34lbs. Available in a gorgeous selection of designer stretch cotton prints and colours, our baby sling ideally combines fashion and function in a simple, one piece design.

If you are a nursing mom, you'll appreciate the convenience of being able to breastfeed while wearing your infant in the baby sling. Both the cradle and tummy to tummy positions are excellent for discreet nursing on the go! Looking for more coverage? Consider one of our nursing covers which compliment our line of Tot-to-go Baby Slings.

Isabella

Just because you're a mom, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style! Turn heads with the stunning Isabella Tot-to-go Baby Sling. The neutral background of this floral print is spiced up with beautiful touches of scarlet. The Isabella baby sling reverses to a deep chocolate brown. Made of 97% cotton and 3% lycra for the comfort of you and your baby. You will love the gorgeous brushed sateen finish of this gorgeous fabric!

Designed to coordinate with our reversible baby slings, our nursing covers come in designer prints to perfectly match your favorite sling. Used in tandem with your sling, or alone, these nursing covers are the perfect solution to nursing in public or anywhere you’d like an extra layer or privacy. Reward yourself with a fashionable nursing cover while making feeding baby easier and more comfortable!

Nurse with confidence and style! tot-to-go Nursing Covers provide moms with fashionable coverage when breastfeeding. We understand that some moms are more shy than others when breastfeeding in public. There's no need to worry about showing too much when you use a tot-to-go Nursing Cover. Our covers are designed extra wide and long to ensure privacy and discretion.

Tot-to-go Nursing Covers are made with 100% breathable, lightweight cotton. Our design includes a rigid but flexible neckline that stays open so you can maintain eye contact with your baby but still breastfeed with complete discretion.

Tot-to-go Nursing Covers are one size fits all. Machine wash, tumble dry low and iron as needed.

Head on over to Tot-to-go to take 20% OFF your order of $50 or more with the discount code: FM20

One lucky reader will also win the nursing cover of their choice from Tot-to-go!

To enter this lovely GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me the nursing cover 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 October 31st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 1st.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lowboz: The Chair Silencer

Does the screetch-scratch dragging noise drive you bananas? Then LOWBOZ, The Chair Silencer, is for you.

LOWBOZ protects your floors indoors or out.
LOWBOZ are easy to install; just push in & twist.
LOWBOZ are tough; they stay on for a long time.
LOWBOZ are proudly made in the USA.



It all started when one Long Island, New York based entrepreneur decided to develop and market a simple, interesting, quirky—and utterly practical—darn good Chair Silencer called LOWBOZ.

Inspired by elderly women at a nursing home, we noticed that several seniors had accessorized their walkers by placing balls on the leg bottoms to eliminate the disturbing noise and to increase smoothness as they walked. Using those walkers as inspiration, we created a completely new product utilizing a custom-made felt ball that fits virtually any chair—and comes complete with a removable sleeve that is available in a variety of colors.

Not just a curious idea, LOWBOZ (rhymes with "oboes") is a "quality of life" product. It eliminates the potentially maddening noise of chairs, providing a more tranquil environment for family, visitors, neighbors, tenants, passersby—anyone who wants to enjoy a dinner conversation, take an afternoon nap, play some music, or just read a book and relax.

LOWBOZ is poised to become part conversation piece, part quirky and an all-practical solution to an age-old pet peeve. And they make a great gift!

LOWBOZ - 4 Chair Pack

LOWBOZ, The Chair Silencer, is a revolutionary new home product that enhances your domestic environment by SILENCING that maddening screeching sound emitted in homes nationwide when chairs are dragged across a room or even when your kids jockey for a better position around the dinner table!

LOWBOZ is available in several designer colors to match your decor:

BROWN or WOOD to complement your wooden chairs;
GRAY to blend with metal chairs;
WHITE for your kitchen or outdoor chairs.
BLACK to complement painted metal or wooden chairs.

And remember--LOWBOZ:
Stop noise!
Stop floor scratching & scuffing!
Install easily without hardware or adhesives.
Integrate seamlessly with your chair.

LOWBOZ, The Chair Silencer... for a peaceful, tranquil home.


Head on over to LOWBOZ to take 15% OFF your order with the discount code: MONKEY


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boxy Design: Hassle Free Lunches

Introducing Boxy Design!

Are you tired of trying to find the right solution to your children's carrying needs for school or kinder? We were, so we decided to design our own lunch boxes, school backpacks, freezer gel packs and drink bottles.

Our aim was to create products that are easy to use, clean, pack, unpack, carry, are durable, look great and enable us to do our bit towards the environment. What more could anyone want?

It all started in 2007, when Helen, a mother and grandmother, had a vision to create a range of products that both did their bit for the environment, and encouraged healthy eating habits amongst children.

After trawling the internet, and undertaking extensive market research, Helen decided to develop a wrapper-free lunchbox, and a backpack with unique compartments to house the lunchbox, a freezer gel pack (to keep food fresh and cold) and drink bottle.

Whilst Helen has over 35 years experience in the corporate world, she had never had to deal with overseas manufacuturers, product prototypes and the like - talk about a steep learning curve!

Six months later, Boxy Design was borne, with the first shipment of product selling out in a couple of months!

Set of 4 products

This package includes:

Backpack
Lunchbox
Freezer Gel Pack
Drink Bottle

It comes in the following colors: Black, Bottle Green, Maroon, Navy Blue, Purple, Red and Royal Blue.

Color selection only applies to the backpack.

Lunch Box

The ultimate in lunch boxes, an all in one concept. Designed to make packing your child's lunch easy and for your child to find their play lunch and lunch in no time.
  • No wrappers required
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy to pack a variety of foods
  • 4 different storage areas
  • 2 liquid proof removable containers. Ideal for yogurt, canned fruit, dairy dessert etc.
  • Great for putting into the snack basket at Kinder or Prep
  • Underneath the removable containers is an area big enough for 2 rounds of sandwiches or a roll
  • The end section is designed for taking a full piece of fruit, no browning or bruising
  • Child friendly clips that are so easy to open and close, yet very secure
  • Dishwasher safe making cleaning so easy

Head on over to Boxy Design today to receive 15% OFF your entire order with the discount code: FM000. Enter the code at checkout.