Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sucre Lulu: $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Mary #11!
Sucre Lulu celebrates retro fashion and vintage couture...

Scure Lulu was founded by Theresa Cunningham not only because of her love for clothing, but because she grew tired of the same old tee and tank for women and children. This hobby quickly became an epidemic among friends and family. Within weeks of finishing tank tops for her sister and daughter, there were several requests for her custom vintage inspired tee shirts and tank tops by friends and business owners. Theresa prides herself on using quality fabrics and creating clothing that is not only unique, but stylish.

Who is Theresa Cunningham? Preceding Sucre Lulu, Theresa stayed at home with her two children. Yet, prior to becoming a domestic engineer she obtained her Bachelors in Marketing and Masters in Childhood Development. When her husband left to work over seas she decided to pursue her dream of starting a boutique. With a lot of prayer, and patience Sucre Lulu was born.

Who is Lulu? Sucre (sweet) Lulu is Theresas youngest daughter, whom assumed the nick name and those who know Lulu know she is oh so sweet!

Theresa wants to send a special thank you to her mother Jennifer, whom helped launch the boutique; her adoring husband Steven for his unconditional love and support; her sister Erin for displaying a portfolio in her hair studio; her dear friend Hettie (The Wedding Tanner) for trusting her to create her business shirts; and her friends for loving the product! Finally, a special thanks to you, the customer, for making her dream a reality!

Please visit our blog.

Merci Beaucoup!

How to Order:To order please visit our Etsy site

Sucre loves custom orders. We have recently added hair accessories for brides and their wedding party. All custom orders are approved by the buyer after detailed communications and photo approval. All custom order sales are final.

All items will be shipped to you once payment has cleared; this is usually within 2-3 days. Items are shipped via USPS 1st class mail. If you would like insurance, please let me know prior to shipping as an additional $1.50 will be added. Sucre Lulu is not responsible for lost or stolen items once it is shipped.

Sucre Lulu accepts cash, checks, money orders or pay via PayPal on Etsy; however there is a $25 return check fee. Unpaid checks may be presented to payees bank, along with the returned check service fee.

You can also email sucrelulu@yahoo.com, phone 916.435.9301, or fill out the contact section to place your order.

If you are in a rush let us know, we will do our best to meet your needs.

One lucky winner will win a $25 Gift Certificate!


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Sucre Lulu and tell me one item you love.


If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.


Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter and leave your Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Follow Sucre Lulu on Twitter and leave your name
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  • 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 September 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 5th.

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Winners!


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Corkologie - Amber #4, arla #71, Mary #36, CathyB #26, Blanca #42, Kimberly #57

GoLite - The Prickly Pinecone #71

Cedarlane - Diana D #40, Rachel C #25

Cangles - Ladytink_534 #31

Popsicle & National Geographic Kids - gnwg #130, susan #111, Linda #59, katy #70, Danielle #1

BeFunky - Mary #5

Mackaboo - Jolee #18

Kyjen - polly #150, Ladytink_534 #3

InvitationBox.com - Josefine #2

**All winners have been notifed 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.

Talkatoo: Talkatoo of your choice for 2 winners Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the two lucky winners ~ Imjusme1983 #23 and smilekisses #49!

We love these little recorders from Talkatoo! They're fun, colorful and really clever. My kids adore these! I am able to leave little messages for them to wish them a good day at school. Their friends can leave them a friendly hello. They are able to record little reminders for themselves. They're small enough to hook onto a backpack or you can wear it around your neck.

Welcome, oh fab little button recorder. Designed for kids (yet hip for parents), it comes as a necklace or as a clip-on charm for backpacks, lunchboxes, purses or even belt loops. Just press the little button to record a message, then the big one to hear it back (repeat as desired). Fun to wear, fun to share. From silly to sentimental, it's perfect for whenever you're apart.

My kids have recorded many messages on their Talkatoo and it still sounds great. My son even recorded his grandma's voice over the phone and it sounded crystal clear!

And who doesn't love a company that gives back?!?

Talkatoo has partnered with K.I.D.S (Kids In Distressed Situations.) For every talkatoo™ sold on our website, we will donate a talkatoo™ to K.I.D.S. Our products will go to support children with a parent serving abroad in our military. These children struggle with separation and face significant challenges and stress. Our hope is that a talkatoo™ may bring them a smile, some warmth, or make their day a little brighter.

Two lucky readers will win the Talkatoo of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Talkatoo and tell me the one design you love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter and leave your Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Follow Talkatoo on Twitter and leave your name
  • Like Talkatoo on Facebook and leave your name
  • 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 September 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 5th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Talkatoo for this review. All opinions are my own.

Reading Kingdom: Fun, easy-to-use online reading program

The Reading Kingdom is the ONLY fun, easy-to-use online reading program that customizes itself to your child and teaches all the skills necessary to make your child a successful reader and writer. It's acclaimed, tested, and trusted by moms, teachers and educators.

Getting Started

This brief orientation video walks you through the steps of signing up to starting your child on his or her first lesson and gives you a brief orientation of how the program is organized. You can also read how the program is organized.

Why is this program so successful at teaching kids how to read?



The Reading Kingdom is the ONLY system that teaches all 6 skills required for reading success. These are the skills all children need for effective reading and writing. The program is based on a reading system developed by Dr. Marion Blank, an award-winning psychologist and director of the Light on Literacy institute at Columbia University. She is a world-renowned authority on how children learn to read with over 40 years experience in her field. Dr. Blank has used her innovative methods to help thousands of children learn to read. You can also read more about our approach.

How does the program customize itself to my child?

As children move through this program, the path they take is customized to their particular needs based on their previous interactions. Because of this, each child's experience in the Reading Kingdom is unique.

Is it right for my child?


The Reading Kingdom is designed for children 4-10 years old, from children who are not yet reading and don't know their letters to children who are well along in reading but are struggling. The program will determine where child should begin the program.

Can I use this program to learn English as a second language (ESL)?

Yes! The Reading Kingdom is ideal for children or adults who are learning English as a second language (ESL).

I'm ready for a test drive. What do I do?



Sign up. Your credit card will not be charged for two weeks so you can try it out for two weeks for free. Once you sign up, you'll be guided through the process. It's super easy.

More questions? Visit our FAQs, or our community page.

Use the coupon code FUNKYM to receive 25% off your subscription to the Reading Kingdom. Just go to the site and click the sign up button. (Your credit card will not be charged for two weeks and you can cancel at any time.)

Subscribe to the Reading Kingdom newsletter to get more discounts and 2 free stories.

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My Two Reflections Kids: One posh baby boutique

Welcome to My Two Reflections Kids, a posh baby boutique with couture accessories and apparel for babies and children including ultra fluffy tutus, twirly pettiskirts with over the top bows and hair accessories to match. You will also find a wide selection of coordinating nursery and children's room decor, made to coordinate with each other and many of our stylish crib bedding sets. You're sure to find that perfect baby shower gift and something for yourself too! Click here to learn more about My Two Reflections Kids.

Black Cat Novelty Clip Set

Black cats are not just for Halloween. Adorable for all ages, this kitty will make us all cat lovers! Note that this set includes two clippies.

Halloween Pettiskirt

A great costume for your little one. Fluffy and stylish, this pettiskirt comes in 3 sizes, even adults. It is made of chiffon and tulle and matches perfectly with our black ruffle top.

My Two Reflection Kids will be debuting their Halloween sets soon, which include ladybugs, bumblebees and fairy princesses.

Visit this gorgeous company today to receive 20% off your order now through September 18, 2010. You may use this discount code as many times as you wish! This discount code applies to all costumes, pettibottoms and hair accessories. Be sure to use FM20 at checkout.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

House of Marchand: Bath and Body

House of Marchand is a family owned and operated company. Our mission is personalize customer service, offering one on one communication with all clients. We strive to offer our consumers economically friendly, cost efficient products.

We understand the gravity of being the recipient of life changing donations, and would like to continue passing on this gift. For this very reason, we purchase product bases from our manufacturer, which offer a portion of its profits for donation.

We continue this gift by also donating a portion of our profits as well. The gift of giving is one of the most precious gifts one can give.

Boudoir Sachet

Often the stresses of life allow us to forget the time that we originally set aside for ourselves. Forgetting the moments spent in Victoria Secret mulling over that special item we want to wear for our significant other or even just for ourselves. We play out scenarios in our minds, lit candles, sleeping kids, a romantic after dinner snack. But then reality hits..... the baby cries, the dog wants out, and neighborhood cats decide to hold their monthly quartet rehearsal. All because you were expecting a quiet night with your someone special, or just a wonderful night alone.... freshly bathed, snuggled in your special nightie ready to cuddle up with a good book or watch that tear jerker armed with kleenex and the faithful comforter.

Often times, we buy small items to make us feel special, and then life happens and they get stuffed into a drawer for another time.

House of Marchand Sachets were created specifically for the purpose of reminding us when we open the drawer, to remember to take those special moments. We often let life’s stresses make us forget about well laid plans we had made for ourselves. Open your drawer and let the scent help you to remember why you bought that Red Lace Negligee.

Our Sachets, are prefilled with 100% organic fiber chips scented with a variety of fragrances.

Lavender Lovers

These delightful embroidered organza bags are filled with six ounces of Premium Grade A Lavender. Higher quality dried Lavender has more flowers and buds (less stems) and brighter color. Wonderfully Fragrant these organza bags are. 4 x 6 in size. Available in either White or Black.

Right now take advantage of this incredible offer. Receive a free gift with any purchase!

Use the code LLFM to receive a free Lavender Lovers Sachet or BCFM for a free Boudoir Camisole Sachet.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

American Innovative: Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight


My kids feel just like mom and dad with their very own alarm clock. This American Innovative Teach Me Time! talking clock functions as a nightlight, alarm clock and time-teaching tool all in one!

This features a neat color-changing feature that teaches younger kids when it's okay to wake up. Parents are able to program their own wake time. The glow of the clock will change from yellow to green.

The clock comes with three interchangable bezels so you can customize the look - blue, pink and yellow. The volume and brightness is fully adjustable and there is even a snooze button.

This clock is very easy to operate and the certified frustration-free packing is a huge plus! I was able to take this directly out of the box without having to cut wires, cardboard, etc. It was completely fuss-free!

We're very happy with this clock and highly recommend it.

Complimentary product was provided to me for this review. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Winners!


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Walmart - justicecw #193

Galison - Louis #114

Dreamfields - Fab Find Foodie #57

Switchflops - Mary #6

PhotoJewelryMaking.com - Donna #26

Mrs. Dash - Ashley #19

EatSmart - skkorman #150

**All winners have been notifed 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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Banquet Fruit Pies


Banquet has provided families with delicious meals for more than 50 years, and this summer they've launched new single-serving fruit pie desserts. Each Banquet fruit pie has a half serving of real fruit inside a flaky pastry shell that bakes fresh and hot from your oven or microwave in minutes. The pies come in three classic flavors: apple, peach, and cherry berry and at only about $1 a pie, Banquet pies make it easy to treat guests at a summer get-together, offer a special "finale" for your next family dinner, or just indulge yourself with a mid-day treat.

From August 26-28, before the Labor Day holiday, 650 select Wal-Marts nationwide are offering in-store demonstrations with free samples of the pies topped with Reddi-wip! We'd love for you to participate in a blog tour to try Banquet's new fruit pies and help spread the word about the in-store demonstrations. To find out if your local Wal-Mart is having a demo, please check with the store manager.

These are yummy and super easy to make. Just pop them in the microwave and you have a delicious fruit pie that's ready to eat in no time. It doesn't get any easier folks!

My kids loved these pies. Yum...fresh oven baked flavor! They sure did add that finishing touch our summer BBQ meals. Try some today!

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Banquet and received free coupons to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Doggie Couture Shop: Designer styles your dog will dig

Introducing Doggie Couture Shop

We are the authorized retailer of designer brand names such as Ed Hardy, Louis Dog, Chrome Bones, Bone Diggers and many more!

At Doggie Couture Shop, we are committed to offering the best premiere shopping destination for hip, stylish doggie products.We Believe that your doggie is an extension of you! Our attention to quality and detail is second to none,so rest assured you will be impressed with the glamour and luxury that is a cornerstone of every Doggie Couture Shop accessory.

Juicy Couture Dog Puffer Parka in Pink

Keep your puppy warm—and oh-so-chic—on wintertime strolls.
  • Choose black or pink swoon quilted nylon.
  • Brown faux fur (acrylic/polyester) trim on hood.
  • Front snap closure.Metallic logo crest print and leash cutout on back.
  • Imported.
Sizing:
  • XS fits 2-4 lbs (6-7" neck to tail)
  • S fits 4-7.5 lbs (8-9" neck to tail)
  • M fits 7.5-8.5 lbs (9-10" neck to tail)
  • L fits 8.5-12 lbs (10-12" neck to tail)
  • XL fits 12-14 lbs (12-14" neck to tail)
Handpainted Maple Leaves Formal Dress Puffed Sleeves - Apricot satin underlay
  • Style: Puffed Sleeve
  • Material: Organza & Satin
  • Closures: Button Chest
  • Underlay: Satin
  • Lining: Full
  • Embellishments: Detachable satin bow and beaded tulips
  • Attachments: D-ring
  • PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY
Find Doggie Couture Shop on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Head on over today to shop for your precious pooch!
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Good Boy Roy: Fun shirts for fun kids

The Funky Monkey just loves creative kids!

What is Good Boy Roy?? Good Boy Roy is a new line of t-shirts designed, created and drawn by 15 year old Zack. The GBR line of tshirts are fun, humorous, unique and reflect some every day events many kids may do. Good Boy Roy is a fun kid, a good kid, but may do some mischievous things every now and then. The t-shirts and characters are an extension of the love of drawing and cartoon design that Zack has always enjoyed. The purpose of Good Boy Roy is to bring smiles, giggles and laughter to those that see and wear the designs and maybe see themselves just a bit in the characters.

We hope to expand the line and the name to anything and everything that we can put a design and logo on!!!! We gladly accept ideas for designs, and if Zack chooses one to draw and put onto a t-shirt we will send you one, FREE!!! How cool is that. We can also do custom designs for athletic teams, reunions, different functions, you name it, Zack can create it. Remember, Good Boy Roy designs are for Little kids and Big kids!!!

Volleyball - For all the volleyball lovers out there!

Available in lime green and powder blue.

Zman

Available in gray and white.

Right now head on over to Good Boy Roy to take 10% OFF your order now through August 31st with the discount code: blogblastoff

Be sure to follow Good Boy Roy on Twitter and Facebook! And don't forget to sign up for their newsletter to be notified when a new design is available.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

InvitationBox.com: Adorable Ladybug Halloween Costume Giveaway

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

InvitationBox.com celebrates life’s most memorable milestones from womb to adulthood. From birth announcements to party invitations, bridal shower invitations, stationery, holiday invitations, graduation announcements, placemats, kids Halloween costumes, stickers and more, it’s your one-stop shop for all of your invitational and stationery needs. InvitationBox.com allows you to shop from the comfort of your own home and browse through their unique collections of contemporary and classic items that fit perfectly with your personality and style.

InvitationBox is a family-owned and run business based out of North Carolina. The business began in 2003 out of the third bedroom of the owners, Katie and Jonathan La Nasa’s, home. After creating stationery, invitations and announcements for their friends and families parties and milestones on a regular basis they brainstormed and idea about creating this same service for all households around the country. Jonathan teamed up with his business partner, Derek Stockman, to create a website that would bring the service, personalization and options of a brick and mortar stationery or gift shop to the convenience of each customer’s home.

Featuring over 9,000 products from well-known, high-quality product vendors, there’s a little something for everyone, whether you’re reserved and conservative or fun, flashy and sassy. Inside each collection of invitation and stationery items you’ll find popular vendor’s products from Stacy Claire Boyd, Inviting Company, Paper so Pretty, Picture Perfect, SanLori Designs, Noteworthy Collections and Embossed Graphics, just to name a few. InvitationBox.com also has their own brand of products, IB Designs, which showcase invitations created from their very own team of designers.

InvitationBox.com takes pride in their experienced and friendly customer service team who are dedicated to providing their customers with the utmost in customer care. Each team member is trained in invitation etiquette, grammar and the stationery world to provide you with full service every time you need assistance. Take advantage of their phone service, email or online live chat if you need assistance with an order or finding the perfect product for your event. InvitationBox also hosts a blog, Twitter and FaceBook account to keep their customers up to date with company updates, premiering vendors, discount codes and etiquette advice on event planning, choosing the right product, invitational trends and more.


RIP Brunette Halloween Invitations

Rest In Peace! This fun Halloween party invitation features a brunette girl in a black dress and boots holding a glass of red wine while sitting on a gravestone. Black bats fly throughout the dark sky toward the moon and a carved jack-o-lantern sits on the end of the gravestone. Includes white unlined envelopes.

Treat Don't Trick Halloween Invitations

This fun kids Halloween party invitation features three trick-or-treating kids standing on a black hill against a dark blue sky. Includes white unlined envelopes.
Check out all of the Halloween party invitations!
Hot Pink Ladybug Baby Halloween Costume Kids by Mullins Square
This adorable Mullins Square hot pink ladybug baby costume is the cutest Halloween baby costume on the market today. It comes in one size that fits babies up to 25 pounds, and is made from 100% poly satin. The tights as shown are not included.
One lucky reader will win their very own Ladybug Baby Halloween Costume!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit InvitationBox.com and tell one invitation you love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter and leave your Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Like InvitationBox.com on Facebook and leave your name
  • Follow InvitationBox.com on Twitter and leave your name
  • 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 August 26th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 27th.
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Garnet Hill: Wonderful Backpacks for Kids


My son loves the Dog Camo Backpack from Garnet Hill. But believe it or not, it's my daughter who has snatched it up and is now using it for herself! The fun "camo" print is actually dogs. How fun!

As a parent, I was very impressed with the quality of this backpack and the great selection of patterns for both boys and girls. I have a feeling she'll be using this for years to come. This backpack is roomy enough to hold her lunch bag, books, folders, jacket, etc. It's a great size for my new first grader!
  • Designed for kids age 7 and up (my daughter is 6 and it's great for her)
  • Two roomy zippered compartments, front zipper pocket and a pen and pencil organizer
  • Mesh water-bottle pocket
  • Padded shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap
  • Sturdy metal loops for attaching our Lunch Pack or Pencil Bag
  • MP3-player pocket and earphone port
  • 18"H x 12"W x 7"D
Be sure to check out their Junior Backpack designed for kids ages 4 and up!

Head on over to Garnet Hill to see all of their backpacks and clothing for the new school year.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Garnet Hill for this review. All opinions are my own.

Kyjen: Dog Toy of your choice Giveaway - 2 winners!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the 2 lucky winners ~ polly #150 and Ladytink_534 #3!

If my dogs could talk, they would be screaming for more Kyjen toys! They went bananas when I showed them their new best friends. I'm so thrilled to have toys that will take a beating. Our two golden retreivers sure love their toys, and boy oh boy, they can really do some damage.

This Invincibles Green/Black 6 Squeaker is Wally's favorite! He loves to play tug with Zeke. There is no stuffing in this toy. Hallelujah for all dog owners! No mess to clean up later!

This snake has a fun rattle in the tail. Even when the snake gets punctured, it will still squeak! How do I know? Wally punctured a squeaker already and it's still making noise. The fun will last and last with this silly snake.

Zeke and Wally love their new Ricky Raccoon Real Animal Squeaker Mat! With a whopping 12 squeakers and faux animal fur, they go crazy for this! The tail has a fun squeaker, too. They love the flat body design.

Two lucky readers will win the toy of their choice from Kyjen!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Kyjen and tell me the one toy your dog would love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
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  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter and leave your Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Tell me what you love about this company/products
  • Like Kyjen on Facebook and leave your name
  • 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 August 26th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 27th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Kyjen for this review. All opinions are my own.

Makaboo: Personalized Bella Bliss Bella Onesie or Polo Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jolee #18!

This Bella Bliss Coverup Robe from Makaboo is too darling for words. I was able to fully personalize this to my liking. The comfy terry robe features an adorable gingham trim which is available in pink, green or blue. You can get this coverup in sizes 12M - 6. My daughter is six years old and the size 6 fits her very nicely.

For personalization, you may choose your embroidery color, graphic, monogram or a name. I choose to customize my robe with a graphic and first name. I was also able to choose the font I wanted.

One lucky reader will win a personalized Bella Bliss Baby Onesie or Polo!
Also, the FIRST 20 customers will receive 10% OFF with the discount code: FUNKMONK10


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Makaboo and tell me one other item you love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter and leave your Twitter name
  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Follow Makaboo on Twitter and leave your name
  • Like Makaboo on Facebook and leave your name
  • 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 August 26th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 27th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Makaboo for this review. All opinions are my own.

Talk to the Turtle: Life style products with a mindful thought

To me, life is an exciting and frightening journey. Talk to the Turtle sent me this really lovely Journey Dangle that gives me the simple reminder to enjoy life each time I look at it.

The dangle is cast in solid nickel/silver, 7/8" in diameter fob, it hangs on a oval link nickel plated chain that connects to the nickel plated swivel snap hook. The semi precious crystal quartz stone is highly polished and each stone is unique in its beauty.

There are two lengths available:
  • The 5 link DANGLE is 3 & 1/4" in length
  • The 7 link DANGLE is 3 & 3/4" in length

This design also comes in a necklace and there are many other positive words to choose from.

Head on over to Talk to the Turtle to find your inspiration.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Talk to the Turtle for this review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BeFunky: 1 Year Premium Photo Editing Membership Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Mary!

I was given the opportunity to test out the very amazing, BeFunky! It was so fun and addicting! With 190 easy-to-use photo effects in 30 different categories, how can it not be?!?

I uploaded a photo from a recent trip to Santa Cruz. I was able to apply all kinds of different effects on BeFunky! It's so easy to do. You don't need any photo editing knowledge or past experience to create your one-of-a-kind photo.

BeFunky offers a Basic Subscription which is free, but they also offer a Premium and Professional Subscription with extra benefits such as high resolution output, commercial use, remove watermarks, remove advertisements, priority proccessing, multiple file uploads, photo storage and tracking, full screen workspace and priority support.

Compare subscriptions here.

You can add text, speech bubbles, shapes, frames...the list goes on and on...

One lucky reader will win a 1 Year Premium Membership!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit BeFunky and tell me one photo effect you love. Click here to view them all!

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

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Doodle & Juju: Where mommy fashion meets baby function

As the owners of Doodle & Juju, we strive to offer more than just function with our products. Mommies everywhere deserve a little extra style! Doodle & Juju fuse a modern mix of bold colors, funky designs and vintage throwbacks. We hope this mixture of fashion and function will give you a little pep in your step, even if you do have spit-up in your hair!

Park-it!® - A portable time out mat for the on-the-go modern mama!

You can now "park" your toddlers and preschoolers in style with this hip time out mat!

Gone are the days of "the step", "the chair" or the time out "corner". Today's moms and dads are on the move. The Park-it!® portable time out mat provides consistent positive discipline in and out of your home. It is designed to fit in your purse or bag. Just grab it, stuff it and go! No extra bags or bulk. Successfully teach little life lessons no matter time or place!

Just Park-it!® at:
  • Grandma's House
  • Grocery Store
  • Library
  • Mall
  • Playdates
It even fits on restaurant chairs!
This 15" circle is easy to fold and stuff into any average size purse. It is the perfect tool to teach, mold and modify your child's not-so-good behavior into GREAT behavior!
Park-it!® also makes a perfect gift for any parent of a toddler or preschooler. You can now give the gift of a 2 minute time out, and let's face it - sometimes we mommies need those 2 minutes as badly as our little angels
Are you going to a 2 year old's birthday party? Surprise the birthday boy/girl's MOM with the Park-it!® time out mat. She is sure to love it, and you are sure to be the hit of the party with this unique gift!
Available in six beautiful colorful patterns.
Blankopotamus Blankie - The perfect blankie for your trendy tot!

The Blankopotamus blankie offers not only the perfect size for cuddling up in a car seat, stroller, or bouncy chair; it also shows off your little one’s hip side. He/She is sure to stand out from the crowd with this blankie!

Give it as a gift at a shower and YOU will be the hit of the party! There is no other blanket like it!

Features:
  • 25x30
  • High quality designer fabric
  • Plush white backing
  • Made by MOMS in the USA!
Available in seven fresh colorful patterns.
Visit Doodle & Juju to check out their Clutch and Breast Pads!
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P.S. from Aeropostale: Awesome Back-To-School Fashions!

I can't express to you how much I love P.S. from Aeropostale! This company has terrific clothing for back-to-school! Below are some of my favorites.

This Kids' Crest Club Tote is really cute. It also comes in hot pink and turquoise. We just love the cool graphic on the front, silver accents and irridescent sequins. Now on sale for $19. Be sure to check out all of their bags.

The girls jeans are too big for my six year old daughter, but they still look amazing. I can't wait until she fits into them- perhaps when she's 7 years old as the smallest size they carry is a 7. However, she is able to fit into their tops and hoodies as long as they're xsmall.






















I never dress my daughter in yellow, but I can't get enough of the Kids' PS 09 Zip-Front Hoodie in Gold Flame and the adorable Kids' 3/4-Sleeve Striped Henley! They look amazing when worn together. I love this on my daughter. She loves it, too. It makes her feel so "happy!"

The hoodie comes in many other colors as does the henley.

Plaid is all the rage right now! This top looks phenomenal on my daughter. I love the fit and look of this trendy Kids' Plaid Patch Pocket Top. It looks really cool layered over the t-shirt below. On sale for $20!

This shirt also comes in dark pink.


The selection of Girls Graphic Ts is terrific. We're all loving the Kids' New Smile Graphic T. It's now on sale for only $7!

This is the backpack my son has been using so far this year. He loves it and all of the handy pockets it provides. The Kids' Lightning Backpack is now on sale for $25.

My son loves his new jeans. He says they fit comfortably and feel good. He's hasn't been big on wearing jeans in the past so I was happy that he now as a pair that he'll wear. Check out all of the boys jeans!

I really love their selection of Hoodies for boys and this striped style looks great. The Kids' Striped Skate Full-Zip Hoodie looks fantastic paired up with the t-shirt below. Now on sale for $25.

All of the Boys Graphic Ts look so stylish! My son really loves wearing this Kids' Racing Graphic T. It's a nice quality shirt for one low price! It's now on sale for only $9.

I encourage you to head on over to P.S. from Aeropostale to see all of their super stylish clothing for back-to-school. I love their mix and match options! Don't forget to take advantage of their wonderful sale going on right now!

Complimentary products were provided to me from P.S.from Aeropostale for this review. All opinions are my own.

Popsicle & National Geographic Kids: Popsicle Free Coupon & Big Book of Fun for 5 winners!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners ~ gnwg #130, susan #111, Linda #59, katy #70, Danielle #1!

I recently received some voucher coupons to try out the new Jolly Rancher Popsicles. They were a big hit with my kids. They're great to take out by the pool when my kids need a refreshing, cool treat. My kids love the layers of fruity flavors! Thanks, Popsicle!

Another item that my kids have loved is the Big Book of Fun from National Geographic Kids. This is FULL of awesome activities for children! This has definitely kept them entertained at home and on road trips.

Plunge under the sea into a colorful hidden picture game, navigate through outer space in an intergalactic maze, and try to find camouflaged animals in their natural habitat. Straight from the most popular pages of National Geographic Kids magazine—the number one consumer children's magazine in the country with 1.3 million subscribers—this exciting interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests, and more. Featuring National Geographic's signature photography, this book is a perfect companion for a long car trip or rainy summer day, and it fits right in with those brownies in a camp care package. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they're learning.

5 LUCKY WINNERS will receive a free coupon for the Popsicle product of your choice and your very own Big Book of Fun!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Popsicle and tell me one product you would love to try.

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**This giveaway ends on August 25th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 26th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Popsicle and National Geographic for this review. All opinions are my own.

Cangles: $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Ladytink_534 #31!

Cangles is located in the Great Lakes state of Michigan and consists of four family members. We each have varied professional backgrounds and experiences, but we're all 100 percent dedicated to participating in improving our environment. At the same time we're excited about providing unique, handcrafted eco bracelets. We have deliberately chosen not to have some parts stamped out by machine; we cut them by hand. By doing this we'll be able to provide jobs for more people in our area who are in desperate need of employment.

Cangles, LLC currently donates a percentage of sales to Save the Earth Foundation. The tabs removed from the cans are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit, Michigan, in memory of Nicole Emily Briggs, who was with us from August 16, 1986 to March 12, 1990. Cangles, LLC donates $1 from the sale of every eco bracelet made from a Vernors can to the Vassar Area Angel Food Ministry. Additionally, we offer for sale a specially designed Cangles "Cure" bracelet. For every one sold, we donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Our latest line is the military logo and tribute bracelets. Wounded Warrior Project receives a donation of $1 from your purchase.


Save the Earth Charm Bangle
Save the Earth bangle hand made using a green recycled drink can. A two-sided charm is attached. The bangle is edged with gold-colored trim.

Women's Flower Az Tea Lemonade/Raspberry Cuff

Women's unique cuff-style bracelet is hand made using a combination of Arizona Tea cans that creates a multi-colored fashion accessory.

Right now you may take 10% OFF a minimum order of $50 through September 15th with the promo code FUNDISC. Licensed merchandise is exempt.

One lucky reader will win a $30 Gift Certificate!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Cangles and tell me how you would spend your $30.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.


Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on August 25th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 26th.

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