Friday, April 30, 2010

Purrfect Play: Organic Cotton Tug Toy for Dogs Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Kristen #71!

Our golden retrievers think the Organic Cotton Tug Toy from Purrfect Play is perfect indeed!

As you know from previous posts, my family has two very lively and big goldens. They're both male and play together non-stop. Zeke will be 6 in May. Wally just turned 1....and boy is he FULL of energy!

I'm always looking for DURABLE toys for our lovely boys. Most toys don't stand a chance when it comes to our youngest. He'll have them torn apart in no time.

The tug toy we received is great! They love playing with this together. I constantly see it in Wally's mouth. It's his new best friend - besides Zeke, of course.

Made of 100% dye-free certified organic cotton! We hand braid our color grown certified cotton fleece with organic cotton from another great US company, Mortex Apparel. Mortex makes super soft certified organic t-shirts and, as is always true in clothing production, fabric scraps are left over. Through a cooperative arrangement these pieces are sent to us and we add this lovely fabric to our tug toys. What could have been waste is now a great toy! Fun, super pet friendly, and Earth friendly- that's truly Yummy!

Even our tags are now repurposed from outdated dog calendars. They are way cute and can be used again as fun bookmarks!

This is a durable tug toy but not for lone chewing. Use with supervision. Machine wash and dry. We have been testing these toys and the testing families give them rave reviews. Try one at your house! Made in the USA (Indiana).
I love that this company uses only the best materials for our furry family members! Purrfect Play truly cares about the health of our pets and it shows. I've reviewed other items from them int he past and they've all held up nicely and are very eco-friendly. Thanks to Purrfect Play for making our two goldens very happy boys!

One lucky winner will receive an Organic Cotton Tug Toy in the size of their choice - Small, Medium or Large!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me one other item you would love to try.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

Challenge Dairy: Real Bakers Photo Contest

My family loves Challenge butter! It really takes all of our recipes to the next level. I've tried other brands of butter before, but none compare to the quality and taste from Challenge. My parents use it. I use it. It's great.
It’s our job to make your pastries flakier, your sauces smoother, and your food more savory. Nothing is better than real, pure Challenge Butter. Real Challenge. Real Difference.

To find retailers that carry Challenge Dairy products, click here.

Your family recipes deserve nothing but the best, and that’s why at Challenge Dairy we are dedicated to making you real, pure butter that will make all the difference in everything you cook. We churn our butter daily from 100% pure pasteurized sweet cream, delivering you with the highest quality butter available.

Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. is a cooperative association responsible for the marketing and distribution of dairy products produced from 600 large family-owned dairies. By refusing to sell any butter that did not meet the highest standards, Challenge built a reputation for quality and is the best selling butter in West.

Hurry over to enter the Real Bakers Photo Contest from Challenge Dairy!

Grand Prize
An incredible 48-piece collection from Nordic Ware including Spring-themed Bundt™ pans, cookware sets and accessories perfect for your baking needs and valued at nearly $1300.

2nd Prize
A fantastic 28-piece package of bakeware and accessories from Nordic Ware, valued at over $800.

3rd Prize
A special 14-piece selection of Nordic Ware products, valued at over $400.

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Contest Starts
March 16, 2010 @ 05:00 pm (PDT)

Contest Ends
May 03, 2010 @ 12:00 pm (PDT)

Need more Details?
Read the Official Rules

Click HERE to enter!

I had the opportunity to test out the products from Nordic Ware. I received the cutest Zoo Friends Pancake Pan! I can't tell you how much my kids love what this pan does. What an wonderful way to start off the morning. I'll never make plain, boring pancakes again!

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

U*neaks: Shoes & Two Pairs of Socks of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Becky M #17!

What a cool concept! U*neaks offers some really awesome customizable footwear for kids! Simply change your socks and you have a completely different look. How clever...

My daughter loves her new Pink Rev sneakers. They're so cute yet make her feel like a big girl. I love the hip color combination. They're girly without being too over the top.


She loves customizing the look of her new shoes with their adorable socks!

Oh yeah, and how can you forget the boys. They also have a line for all the brothers out there.

One lucky reader will win the shoes and two pairs of socks of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me the one pair of shoes and two pairs of socks you would choose
.
If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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

Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eden's Bouquet: The Finest Children's Clothing in the World

You have happened upon the finest children's clothing & toys in the world. Within our catalog you will find treasures to compliment the beauty of childhood. Timeless style & luxurious fabric combined to create heirloom pieces that will be enjoyed for generations.

Specializing in vintage inspired toddler clothing for boys & girls, beautiful newborn clothing & special occasion dresses.

Gwendolyn Ruffle Dress

Wispy organic ruffles and smocked bodice look adorable paired with the Lydia Jacket.
  • 100% pure organic cotton
  • Adjustable straps
  • Machine wash, hang dry
Eden Ruffle Jeans

Our signature slouchy style adorned with rows of feminine ruffles. These little girls jeans are an all season piece that look adorable with sandals, boots or barefeet! Wear them with a tee or a blouse.
  • 100% cotton denim
  • Crop length
  • Hidden adjustable waist
  • Machine wash, tumble dry

Head on over to Eden's Bouquet to check out all of their gorgeous clothing for children.

Take 15% OFF of your order with the discount code FM15.

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U by Kotex: Serious Attitude. Serious Protection

Kotex has come out with a really bold line of feminine protection (and not to mention hilarious ads) for girls. This product line has some very clever commercials that make you stop and think about all of the silly tampon ads you see elsewhere. All that dancing around in white spandex....okay, stop with the twirling already! We get the picture...

I would have been drawn to U by Kotex back in the day. As a teen, menstruation was an already uncomfortable situation. The dreadful part was figuring out which product would work best for me. I love what U by Kotex is doing. This company is making sure girls feel confident when it comes to their period.

Be sure to visit here to learn more about the U by Kotex line, get some free samples and download a fun Daily Journal iPhone or iTouch application that lets you take pictures, add play lists and geo-target your location for each entry.

Help spread the word about the new and fresh U by Kotex line!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kotex and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Kiddy Kuvers: Chocolate Circle Chair Kiddy Kuver Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Edyta #39!

Our Kiddy Kuvers are perfect for getting your resistant toddler or preschooler to join in the meal time fun with the rest of the family, at the table. We offer a variety of prints and can personalize them for your child, embellish or keep them simple.

Kiddy Kuvers have a convenient pocket for easy access & storage of bibs, cloths, utensils, or whatever else might be easy to keep at the table.

Standard size fits up to 19.5" across the back of the chair, and approximately 45" laid out flat (will fit a standard Parsons chair). We also offer coordinating floor mats to help with accidental drops and spills.

Easy to wipe clean or machine wash if needed. Save yourself the hassle of chair scrubbing and floor mopping!!

Easy clean up, less mess!

Oh boy...my son is the messiest eater! He is constantly spilling food and wiping it everywhere - on his clothes, on the chair....UGH! Thank goodness for Kiddy Kuvers. Now my chair stays clean!

The cover fit well. I really like the design with the two back pockets. The easy ties in the back keep it nice and snug. These covers come in a nice variety of fabric styles and would be great for your child.

One lucky winner will win their very own Kiddy Kuver in the Chocolate Circles print you see below!

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If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

Say Please: Lunchbox Love

I'm a huge fan of adding my very own personal touch to school lunches. Maybe it's because I used to receive little love notes when I was a kid. It's something I want to pass on to my children.

I really miss my kids tremendously when they're away at school. Making sure they get a note from mom really puts a smile on all of our faces.

The Lunchbox Love for Kids Cards from Say Please are fantastic! On one side you have your positive message of the day and on the back side, a fun bit of trivia that will really get their minds thinking.

They even come in a cute little handy plastic storage box.

I was able to review volumes 1-4. Yes, there are volumes! One through eight to be exact. Forget about running out of these cards anytime soon.

They also make these cards for Birthday Boys, Birthday Girls, Teens & Tweens, People You Work With, Girlfriends and Those You Appreciate. Whooo Weeee - everyone will know how much you care with a variety like that!

Head on over to Say Please to take 10% OFF of your order with the discount code FUNKYMONKEY.

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Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

Bikini Kitchen: Booty Butter Tanning Lotion

Bikini Kitchen’s all-natural Booty Butter Tanning Lotion is perfect for babes of all shades who desire a stunning summer glow. It can be worn along with your favorite SPF lotion, which we highly recommend, and you’ll still see amazing results. Our all-natural tanning lotion is really potent stuff – so if you're a fair little mamma, you may want to limit yourself to an hour in the sun your first time.

As a Bikini Kitchen Babe, your booty will be treated to the finest ingredients under the sun. Booty Butter Tanning Lotion is all- natural, baby. Chemicals? Nope. Artificial dyes? Please! Only the best for your booty.

And don’t worry about streak lines and orange skin: Booty Butter Tanning Lotion is NOT a self tanner. It's a 100 percent all-natural potion that accelerates the tanning process while also nourishing your skin. The result? A booty-ful, natural glow.

The Booty Butter Tanning Lotion Recipe:
  • Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil - This potent Hawaiian “secret” bronzes all skin tones quickly. It is also excellent for the skin as it moisturizes while you tan. In fact, since it is a skin-healer, many use it for dry skin and psoriasis.
  • Kona Coffee Extract - Grown exclusively in Hawaii, Kona Coffee gives Booty Butter its yummy, mocha scent. Oh there’s more! Now hold tight for this one dear Bikini Kitchen Babes - the coffee may be really good for you! The natural acids in the coffee soften the skin and revitalize circulation. Further, studies conducted on mice have found that caffeine, when applied to the skin, fights cancer. Researchers have found that when treating mice with lotion containing caffeine, they had 50-70 percent fewer tumors.
  • Soothing, Moisture-Rich Mix - Booty Butter is super moisturizing for a long lasting tan you can bet your booty on. Our recipe blends the perfect combination of Aloe, which soothes and nourishes the skin, along with Macadamia Nut Oil and Light Mineral Oil so your booty glistens with moisture.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E - We Bikini Kitchen Babes want to ensure you protect and nourish that sexy tan. Vitamin A helps form new blood vessels, which give the skin an attractive, rosy glow. Vitamin C fends against damage caused by the sun. Vitamin E protects the epidermis from early stages of ultraviolet light damage and reduces the severity of sunburn.
Booty Butter is the BEST tanning lotion for a booty-ful, natural glow:
  • Water resistant for you bathing beauties!
  • A Great Bug Repellent so no bugs bite your booty!!
  • Absolutely NO animal testing as we Booty Butter Babes love our furry friends.

Booty Butter comes in two sizes - 8 oz and 1 oz!

Don’t just get any sun tanning lotion, get the BEST, all natural sun tan lotion. Buy Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter sun tanning lotion for a glowing, beautiful tan, and healthy, nourished skin.

Do you want to try Bikini Kitchen's Booty Butter dark tanning lotion? Order your sample size of the best tanning lotion for your booty! Try it for only $2.95, plus shipping!

Summer is on its way! Click here to purchase.

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Pink Hippo Boutique: Birthday Banner or Door Hanger of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Erica G #25!


Spice up your next party with Pink Hippo Boutique!

My name is Janelle and I am a SAHM or I guess now a WAHM. I started PHB because I always found it hard to find the perfect invitation or theme for my children's birthday parties. I try very hard to find unique and fun images to use with my designs to give my clients fun and exciting options.

Some of my items are digital and some are handmade, but they all are quality products that I am very proud of. Most of my items can be custom made to fit the theme/color of your party. There are certain images and clip art graphics that cannot be changed, but if you are not sure feel free to ask.

I look forward to working with you soon. Please feel free to contact me should you have any question at all. You can use the contact us form or email me directly at pinkhippo@pinkhippoboutique.com.

Mickey Mouse Birthday Banner

Perfect for your Disney themed party! This banner is fully customizable. You get to choose the colors, name, etc. How darling!

3pc Door Hanger-Minnie Mouse

Have fun personalizing this for your next gathering. You choose the colors for each circle, the text and so on.

If you are looking for baby shower decorations, holiday cards or much, much more, then you must check out with the Pink Hippo Boutique has to offer!

One lucky reader will have the chance to win a Birthday Banner or Door Hanger in the design of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me the banner or door hanger you would choose.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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.
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**This giveaway ends on May 6th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 7th.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hallmark: Kids Collection - Cards Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Danielle #43!

I can always count on Hallmark when I want to find the perfect card for someone special. This company has always been a favorite of mine. I was super excited when I received a variety of their Kids Collection cards to review.

These cards were fun, colorful and simply amazing! I love surprising my kids with little notes in their lunchboxes, under their pillows or anywhere I know they'll get a kick out of. Both of my children LOVED the cards from Hallmark!

Do your kids need a little pick me up? Have they accomplished something out-of-this-world? Or maybe you just want to tell them you love them. The Kids Collection from Hallmark has it all.

Open this card to the cool sound of music! You'll get a huge smile with this one!

Make them feel like a million bucks!

I'm loving this card. What a great message.

Too cute...

Whether your child is in grade school or high school, they'll love receiving a card from this collection. It truly is a great way to show them you care.

One lucky reader will receive a variety of Kids Collection cards from Hallmark!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me a kids card you love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning
.

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 April 28th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on April 29th.

Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

Flexi8: The Attactive & Flexible Hair Barrette

With six styles and hundreds of styles, the Flexi8 is turning into the must-have hair accessory of 2010! I received a variety of sizes to try out. I must say, they're really quite neat! I can wear my hair half up half down, in a ponytail, etc. These flexible barrettes are great to have handy.

Click here to view video instructions!

What is the Flexi8?

The Flexi 8 is a completely unique, flexible barrette that holds thick, thin, curly, straight, fine and coarse hair. The Flexi 8 comes in a variety of sizes and hundreds of ever changing styles. Flexi 8 uses an ingenious patented locking mechanism to secure it in your hair. It's such an attractive and unique accessory for your hair, once you try the Flexi 8, LOOK OUT! (you're in love)

Head on over to Flexi8 to receive 10% OFF of your order with the discount code 1248. Or you can buy four and receive the fifth FREE!

Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

Jillian Hollmann: "ABC" Cards Giveaway

~Introducing Jillian Hollmann~

In my watercolors I try to capture the tranquility I see around me, sometimes in unexpected places. My paintings have been exhibited in New York City and are in private art collections in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

The animal alphabet creations grew out of my fruitless search for children's room decor and stationery that sufficiently captured the whimsical, expressive, colorful spirit I cherish in my son. The edible creations grew out of my perpetual attempts to surprise and delight him and his friends on their birthdays and other occasions.

I live in New York City with my ever-inspiring husband and son.

Please contact me with any inquiries!

k i d s ' c u s t o m s t a t i o n e r y

The perfect baby shower gift!

So many gifts, so many thank you notes to write... babies need stationery! They (along with their parents) will love these cards with their names spelled out in my "animal alphabet" -- hand-drawn, boldly colorful letters adorned by impish animals!

Each boxed set contains 12 high-quality, individually printed reproductions of an original drawing done with colored pencils.

I custom-design each set of stationery according to your preferences. Flat cards, with name across the top, come in three styles:
  • no border
  • pink border
  • blue border
For twins, I make folded cards with the names criss-crossed on the front.

Other specifications:
  • paper: 80 lb. bright white laid card stock
  • size of cards: 4.25" x 5.5"
  • 12 flat cards, or 6 folded cards, per box
  • high quality matching envelopes

A B C a r t

Make kids' rooms more cheery and personal by adding their names - in "animal letters" - to the walls!

High-quality framed prints of my original drawings are available. Frames measure 5.5" x 7.5" and are child-safe.

Each framed print is $5. To order, enter each letter as a separate item to add to cart.

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Now it's time for a really cool giveaway - Jillian Hollmann is going to be giving away 10 sets of "ABC cards" - each set features 10 folded cards with one big, bold letter on the front to the first 10 who contact the designer and mention this promotion!

These cards look absolutely precious. What are you waiting for?!? Contact her now here. Don't forget to let her know the style and letter you prefer. And be sure to include your shipping address, too! Good luck!

Advertorial from Jillian Hollman

Storkie: Invitations and Announcements with Style...since 1990

Personalize Party Invitations Easily

Ordering from Storkie Express just might be the easiest and most painless part of having a special occasion, party and/or new baby! Come experience the Storkie difference and have fun personalizing your wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, birthday invitations, first communion invitations, cards, announcements and more!

We've helped thousands of people with their invitation and announcement needs, now let us help you with your birthday invitations, wedding invitations, party invitations, cards or announcements. Contact us at 1-800-771-7867 with any questions prior to or after submitting an order. We look forward to assisting you with your custom printing needs!

Double Take Photo
Photo Graduation Invitations


"Double Take Photo" features a sporty dynamic design which highlights two custom photos. In the upper right corner, the year is represented in a creative way by mixing text and numbers. Multiple color options available. Fun and stylish!

These graduation invitations are really something else.

Little Sprout
Gender Neutral Birth Announcements


"Little Sprout" features an adorable baby popping out of a flower pot in a warm garden scene. This Dynamic Design has many great changeable details such as butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, hoses and much more. This design is sure to put a smile on all who see it.

These birth announcements are absolutely darling!

Don't forget about Storkie for all of your Christmas cards! With such a wide variety, you're sure to find something that will knock your socks off.

Head on over to Storkie to see all of their beautiful invitations and announcements.

Be sure to visit them on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Advertorial from Storkie

Monday, April 19, 2010

Got Cribs?

Shopping for cribs?! You must check out the hottest cribs on the market from BabyCribsPlus.com. I wish I had known about this website when my kids were younger. It really would have helped out tremendously!

Be on the lookout for my upcoming review with a CSN store!

3B Bags: Catch the bug and reuse!

3B Bags creations are affordable, eco-friendly, reusable bags with style that makes it fun to reduce and reuse!

We are Belief Beyond Bags (3B for short), a company owned by women and based in Denver, Colorado.

We are conscientious consumers that reuse plastic and paper grocery bags. The longevity of these bags are limited to a few times and off to the trash they go.


Belief Beyond Bags gives individuals the opportunity to make a difference in our environment ~ with style and expression.

We want every consumer to make utilizing reusable bags a habit to save the environment.

Fun and functional reusable bags that can be used for groceries, gift giving, out and about daily errands or any other type of shopping where you carry your purchases away in a bag.

Even the smallest change can make a difference. Reuse these bags and reduce plastic.

These bags are virtually weightless and see-through. They can go directly on the checkout scale with codes visible.

Breathable and washable, these bags will please today's environmentally conscious shopper.

Two bags measure 11.5 x 14.25 inches. One bigger bag that is ideal for larger produce items, measures 14 x 16.25 inches.

These bags are a great way to help with your eco-friendly lifestyle!

Head on over to 3B Bags today!

Click here to purchase.

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Axl's Closet: Cool Clothes For Kids


AxlsCloset.com... clothes for kids. We feature collections and pieces from the most recognizable labels in the action sports and outdoor industries. Brands like Volcom, DC, KR3W, Patagonia, Roxy and Spacecraft focus their designs around the activities they love and the lifestyles they live. We are constantly searching for styles and apparel that reflect our passions and allow us to dress our children in clothing that will let them look and feel their best. Whether it's kids rock T shirts or exclusive youth styles from grown up brands, we will always try and find interesting, cool, clothes for kids.

Simply put, we are our target customer. We are into sports, music, art and design. We enjoy living an active lifestyle with our children and we are interested in dressing them in styles and brands that reflect our passions, aspirations and tastes.

Our children are not part of the big box army, they are reasonably independent individuals with an enthusiasm for life that can barely be contained in their small frames.

Every product we carry has to pass one basic test "would we buy it for our kids?" We search for pieces and brands that we like and we hope that you like them too.

Volcom V.B. Fade Boardshorts - Boys

With a 100% Polyester Superseude fabric and a slick fade print graphic, the V.B. Fade Boardshorts from Volcom's Modtech line are a comfy way to get noticed in the surf.

Be sure to check out the Quicksilver items for boys, too!

Head on over to this hip website to receive $10 OFF your order with the discount code thefunkymonkey_$10. Offer good until May 31, 2010. You'll definitely want to take advantage of this fabulous discount!

Be sure to check out Axl's Closet on Twitter and Facebook!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Uncommonly Cute: Onesie or Tee of Choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ jdeemarie #109!
It's been a while since I've seen such cute and clever shirts for kids! Uncommonly Cute sent me two adorable tees that my daughter and I can't get enough of. These are truly one-of-a-kind and really draw in the attention. Everyone loves them!

The World Peas t-shirt is so sweet. What a cute message! I chose to review this design on a short sleeve t-shirt and it looks fantastic. You can also get this in a onesie and long sleeve tee.

My daughter has a serious love for miso soup. I bet you can imagine how cool she thought this Miso Cute shirt was! Get this in a onesie, short sleeve or long sleeve t-shirt. It also comes in pink, too!
One lucky reader will have the chance to win the onesie or tee of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me the onesie or tee you would choose.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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 April 24th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on April 25th.

Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

JustGano.com: Jewelry Item of Choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Lory1317 #2!

Here is a jewelry company that offers something really cool. Imagine having a beautiful jewelry wardrobe delivered to your door monthly!

Read more about how it works:

WHAT: With JustGano.com’s revolutionary Just Get a New One concept, the FREE fabulous jewelry designs you select in your personalized Wish List are sent to every month for one low monthly membership fee -- with NO shipping charges whatsoever!

WOW: It’s that easy to get a new look all the time! Dress up your wardrobe and update your style with today’s hottest bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more, plus wonderful classic designs. Wear what you like or give some selections as much-appreciated gifts – all while you

SAVE a fortune on beautiful fashion jewelry!

HOW: When you join JustGano.com, every FREE exciting new piece comes direct from the manufacturer. That’s us! For decades, we’ve created much of the quality fashion jewelry seen in well-known department stores and designer collections. Now we are pleased to offer the JustGano.com collections to you in this dynamic new way! We understand how today’s economy effects everyone and are committed to enabling style-savvy women like you to get the jewelry you desire for FREE and all you pay is the ultra low price of membership so you can always be chic and smartly accessorized.

Join Today and start receiving just the right jewelry you need to enhance your wardrobe and always keep it up to date. PLUS, enjoy our

FREE bonus a signature Keyhole Heart Bracelet with your first order. There are no strings attached and you may cancel any time, but we think you’ll love our terrific new way to get the jewelry you want!

Choose your Membership Now & start getting FREE fabulous fashion jewelry the JustGaNO.com way!

I received this gorgeous Flower of the Lily necklace from my wishlist. I just adore this. I love the multi strand look and the colors of the stones are beautiful shades of aquas and tans. All of the strands share the same clasp. This necklace can really dress up an outfit or pair it with a pair of jeans for a more casual look. It's extremely versatile and unique.

One lucky winner will receive the item of their choice from JustGano.com!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me the one item you would choose.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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.
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**This giveaway ends on April 24th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on April 25th.

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

Fantasy Jewelry Box: Affordable Jewelry For Expensive Tastes

Fantasy Jewelry Box sent me a beautiful piece of jewelry to review. I love the look of this knockout Inga's Red & Pink Swarovski Crystal Brooch. It shines. It sparkles. It puts a smile on my face. It adds just the right amount of glitz.

You can help but fall in love with the sweetheart collection of lush red swarovski crystals and dainty pink swarovski crystals. The two hues look like fairy dust when they glimmer together. Everything is inlaid in an antique finished setting for a wonderful vintage inspired brooch. Shop our pink jewelry collections and garnet jewelry selections for more of these shades.

Shop Fantasy Jewelry Box with complete confidence! We proudly stand behind our jewelry with our risk-free guarantee to assure that you are a happy, lifelong customer!

Don't forget Mother's Day! Visit Fantasy Jewelry Box to receive 10% OFF your first order with the discount code first2010.

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Giftsprings: Magnetic Dartboard Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Darcie K. #47!

Mother's Day is coming up! Let Giftsprings help you make this year extra special. This company offers a TON of gift ideas for the special person in your life. There is no doubt that you will be able to find a Mother's Day gift here!

Large Engraved Stone 9-12 in

9-12 inch hand-picked stone personalized with your engraved custom message and/or a picture image (choose from many images and sentimental words or write your own words).

The Large Engraved Stone has room for 7-18 words and an image (or border). If you need more, consider the Extra-Large Engraved Stone

A sand blasting technique is used to produce your unique and beautiful creation of art. Engraved stones are used as distinctive decorations, thoughtful romantic gifts (a symbolic testimonial to everlasting love), perfect finishing touches to your landscaping as engraved garden stones, name/address markers, unique gifts and sentimental pet stones/pet grave markers/pet memorial stones or as other engraved memorial stones. An engraved stone or engraved rock is a truly unique and natural item that is admired and treasured.

Order your personalized, engraved stone when you want to have just the right touch or give a one-of-a-kind gift.

Engraved stones are available in different sizes. Note: your engraved stone includes the addition of black filler in the engraving so that your beautiful engraved stone can more easily be seen and read from a distance.

Personalized Windchime Medium Deluxe (29 inches)

Click the links below to see the options available on these personalized wind chimes (related search: windchimes)

* Hanging Wind Sail Shape Choices (your personalized message is engraved on the wind sail)

* Engraving Font Choices

Wind chimes are made for outdoor conditions. The wood portion of the wind chimes are made of Ash hardwood, stained with a beautiful rich deep dark red stain, and finished with outdoor UV resistant urethane, which protects the wood for years to come. The pentatonic scale designed tubes are made of non-rusting aluminum and coated with a non-chipping dark bronze or silver coating (you choose silver or bronze chimes color while placing your order). Wind sails are made of outdoor silver or bronze UV resistant acrylic. Engraving is done on both sides of the wind sail in black and expertly engraved in the font type of your choosing. These wind chimes become treasured wedding gift keepsakes, unique gifts honoring special people, welcome to our home chimes, commemorating special occasions wind chimes, or soothing remembrance memorial gift personalized wind chimes. (Optional gift wrapping of this wind chime is available and includes a gift card with your custom message, extra fee applies if gift wrap option is desired, just click to checkmark this option if desired and then provide details).

Our Medium 29 inch wind chimes are tuned to the ancient pentatonic notes of D, F, G, B flat, C, D.

Click here to listen.


From home decor to beautiful personalized gift ideas, Giftsprings has it all!

One lucky winner will win a Magnetic Dartboard!

Magnetic Dartboard A wide variety of fun games of skill can be played using this safe, magnetic dart board set. Includes 6 magnetic darts. Board constructed of rubber, steel, and velvet. 17" x 1 1/2" x 27 1/4" high.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit their website and tell me one other product you think would make an excellent Mother's Day gift.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

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.
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  • Make any purchase from Giftsprings for an additional 10 entries (leave a separate comment for each - example: purchase1, purchase2, purchase3...) Purchase will be verified by the company
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

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

**This giveaway ends on April 23rd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on April 24th.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nostalgic Graphic Tees: Bringing Back the Good Ol' Days

It's so refreshing to see such precious shirt designs from Nostalgic Graphic Tees. Looking at them brings back childhood memories and pure joy. They're simple, stylish and unique. Just what I look for in a tee.

I received this lovely Bubbly Mermaid Cap Sleeve Tee. My daughter loves the style and I think it's as darling as can be. The tee has a nice fitted but relaxed fit. Not too tight and not too loose. It's a great, comfortable shirt that my daughter will be wearing often.

This tee comes in sizes 2-12.

Head on over to Nostalgic Graphic Tees to receive FREE SHIPPING (cash back through PayPal) with the discount code - FUNKYMONKEY4.10.

Product received for review. All opinions are my own.