Monday, November 29, 2010

The Wish Pearl: The finest pearl jewelry, hair accessories and gifts at affordable prices

Introducing The Wish Pearl

Since 2005, we have been in the business of offering beautiful pearl jewelry, bridal accessories and gifts for life's most important events.

We work closely with manufacturers and wholesalers locally and from around the world to bring our customers the latest in fashion accessories.

In addition, we are committed to offering our customers excellent customer service. We can easily be reached by phone and email and look forward to hearing from you!

Set of 4 Wish Pearl Oyster Party Favors

Freshwater oysters make very unique party favors! Imagine the reaction on someones face when they receive their very own wish pearl oyster!

Each shell sits in a bed of preservative liquid and is sealed in a can waiting to be opened by that special someone.

Can be purchased as a set of 4 or any other quantity. Use these as bridesmaid favors for that one-of-a-kind gift. Break open the oyster to discover one out of five different colors of pearls. Each color represents something different. What a beautiful gift idea.

.925 Sterling Clip-on Pearl Earrings

Don't have pierced ears? No problem. These gorgeous sterling silver pearl clip on earrings hug the earlobe and make it appear like wearing pierced! Pearl Size: 8-9mm. Comes in four different colors pearls.

These freshwater pearl earrings are comfortable and are made with nickle free sterling silver.

Visit The Wish Pearl today and see what wonderful products they have to offer for the holidays.

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BeadPod: Handmade Jewelry

BeadPod offers some really unique pieces of jewelry that would make wonderful holiday gifts. There is something about handmade jewelry that is so special. Show your loved one how much you care this season with a gift from BeadPod.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Free gift with every purchase!

Purple Snowflake Earrings - Festive, Classy, Elegant

Festive earrings for the coming holiday season. Perfect for day or evening parties. Subtle brilliance.

Swarovski bicones measure 4mm. Handwoven snowflake is 2 cm in diameter. Czech glass beads measure 1 cm in length. Total length of earrings including earwires measure 4.5 cm

Three Wishes Necklace - Swarovski, Subtle Brilliance, Handmade
Swarovski crystals hang from this delicate necklace. Perfect for day or night. Simple and elegant.
Necklace measures 16 inches with 2 inch extension. Swarovski crystals measure 6mm. Swarovski crystal colors are green, purple, and beige.
Visit this lovely Etsy shop to start shopping.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

SHOKAY: Style with a touch of humanity - considered, every thread of the way

SHOKAY’s design philosophy is timeless elegance with a modern twist. More than just a complement to your winter wardrobe, our accessories will inspire everyday outfits. We believe in producing pieces that not only can be worn season after season, but also generation after generation. The heirloom quality of our hand knit pieces brings a personal touch to our products while the unique properties of yak fiber will keep you toasty warm all winter long.

Hidden from most of the world by its remote location, Shokay yak down derives its unique origins from the mountainous Himalayan regions of Western China. Our fibers are hand-combed from the yaks that dwell there, whose ancient existences continue to serve as a life source for the Tibetan herders. From this down comes a soft and beautiful fabric, unlike any other.

We aim to source our yak fiber directly from Tibetan herders, enabling them to earn a long-term sustainable living while preserving their traditional lifestyle. We believe that by investing and reinvesting our success into the local communities, we ensure the opportunity of choice for future Tibetan generations.

Houndstooth Plaid Scarf
Woven from a blend of yak and bamboo yarns, this plaid houndstooth scarf will flatter with its luxurious and flowing design.
75% yak/25% bamboo, 180cmx66cm

Forever Hand in Hand mittens II (adult)
Mittens hand knit from cotton and yak yarns. These gloves are essential for any couple!
90% pima cotton/10% yak, 24cmx9cm

Don't forget to add SHOKAY to your holiday shopping list this season. Head on over today to receive 15% OFF your order at checkout with the discount code FUNKYMONKEY.
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Parasols: Day Bag of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - BananasAreGross #18!

Introducing Parasols - A boutique for babies and children, offering a unique collection of clothing and toys.

Parasols offers a selection of children's clothing that are easy to wear and feel good. Pieces are chosen for their simple and timeless characteristics, perfect for passing along... and are good for everyday comfort and practicality.

Along with offering your little ones a selection of fine clothing we believe in positively contributing to the social well-being of future generations around the world. We see no better way of doing this than by changing the world through education, therefore a portion of proceeds from all sales will benefit Room to Read, which helps children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education.

Space Explorer Kit

A great first building kit. Solid wooden rocket parts to glue together and paint. Stickers are included so your little one can make it look exactly like the Saturn five rocket-awesome! Space explorer kit encourages artistic and creative development.

Dimensions: 11.4" high x 3" width

Note: not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

The Little Experience is an award winning quirky english craft kit company, which designs back to basic, unique kits to give children the chance to create something on their own. Creating quality time between parents and children, and all boxes are printed inside so they can be recycled to make something cool.
Handmade Baby Birth Plaque

Celebrate a new arrival with this beautifully chic, handmade plaque. Made from white ceramic that will match any d├ęcor, it can be hung on the wall for a wonderful reminder of baby’s special day. Handmade to order, personalize it with your chosen image (choose from: crown, bee, party hat, ladybug or footprint), the baby’s name, birthdate, time, weight and measurements. Just provide us with the information you’d like to see on the plaque for a unique and thoughtful gift that’s sure to become a family heirloom.

One lucky reader will win a beautiful Day Bag. You choose of color!
Also starting at Monday at midnight, Parasols will be offering free shipping on all orders of $75 or more for one week only. Offer ends December 5th at 11:59 pm pst.
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Parasols and tell me one other item you love. They offer so many cute items for the holidays!

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 December 5th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 6th.
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Clif Bar: Seasonal CLIF BARs are Back!

Tis the season! The special Seasonal CLIF BARs are back, and available in-store and online through the Clif Bar Store right now. But hurry, because they're only available through December!

Seasonal CLIF BARs come in three festive flavors: Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Iced Gingerbread and Cranberry Orange Nut Bread. And for the first time, 1% of sales from Seasonal bars will directly benefit the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the first and only national organization of its kind for human-powered snow sport enthusiasts and winter wildland conservationists.

I had the opportunity to try these delicious flavors. They are amazingly good. I especially liked the Cranberry Orange Nut Bread. These bars provide a wonderful blend of carbs, protein and fiber for sustained energy. Pick up some today while these flavors are still being offered.

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

The Original Turbie Twist: Super-Absorbent Hair Towel

I've always wanted to get my hands on the Turbie Twist. This 100% super-absorbent cotton hair towel features a unique tapered design that stays in place. This towel works great for adults and kids of all sizes. I use this often on my six year old daughter. Just twist and loop! She loves it! It's very lightweight so it does not strain the neck like traditional bath towels. I end up doing less blow drying and laundry. It's a wonderful!

Click here to see a live demo of the Turbie Twist. Pick some up for holiday gifts this year! Click here to find out where to buy.

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

Toby & Max: Inspirational Jewelry for the Holidays - 25% Discount Code

If you're looking for a very special holiday gift this year, be sure to visit Toby and Max. This company offers the most exquisite and meaningful jewelry. Perhaps you know someone who needs some words of encouragement. Maybe you want to tell that special someone just how wonderful they really are. Express how you feel with a beautiful piece from Toby and Max.

Take 25% OFF your order with the discount code funkymonkey25. Start shopping for the holidays!
About Toby and Max Jewelry
Sandy Comstock, owner & designer of Toby and Max Jewelry, is inspired by words and phrases that bring people comfort, humor, and a belief in themselves. The Uniqueness of her designs has brought about a large following of devoted collectors.
Sandy says "By making designs that work so well as gifts, I can help others share their feelings with their friends, and that is important to me. 'Remember I am Always here for You' and 'A True Friend Should be Held with Both Hands' is a reminder from one friend to another.
And isn’t that what it all should be about? Making others feel good about themselves. That’s what inspires me…"
You're My Cupcake
Just too adorable, with layers of frosting, sprinkles, and hearts! This sweet little solid sterling cupcake pendant is perfect for moms to wear and enjoy until their daughters are old enough to receive this 'new family heirloom'.
And also a 'sweet' gift for your girlfriend! After all, she is your 'Cupcake' isn't she!!!
Comes on a 20" ball chain and looks great layered with our "Love You to the Moon" pendant. And if you really love Cupcakes, I can make them into earrings for you!!
I Am Always With You
A heavier solid sterling bracelet that gives so much comfort to someone close to you. "I am Always With You" is stamped on the inside of the cuff. (shown with the men's version - woman's is on the left)

To the Moon and Back

"I love you to the moon and back" ... this sweet solid sterling pendant says it all! Very cute smiling moon, with stars and heart. Perfect for your sweetheart, and really show her how much you love her.

Makes a great gift for a child and looks oh-so-cute stacked with our "You're My Cupcake" mini pendant. A wonderful charm for moms to wear and and enjoy until their daughters are old enough to receive this 'new family heirloom'. Comes on a 20" ball chain ready to wear.

I can also make this in EARRINGS for you with each side showing!!

I will Travel down the Path of my Dreams
A beautiful textural 'pebble' pathway runs along the entire top of the solid sterling bracelet. "I will travel down the path of my dreams" is written inside.

"I made up this quote when I needed to focus on a new direction in my life that I knew would not be easy. It am now living my dream and I never take off my 'path' bracelet. It always reminds me of my goals." xo Sandy
Visit Toby & Max today and start shopping for your one-of-a-kind gifts this year.
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PurpleTrail: $40 Gift Code Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - Ashley #3!

PurpleTrail is committed to helping you create personalized holiday invitations, Christmas cards, kids birthday invitations, wedding invitations, baby shower invites, moving invitations, save the date magnets, anniversary cards, birth announcements, everyday greeting cards, holiday party invitations, baby shower invites, graduation invitations, going away party invitations, and more.

Our design center allows you to create and order professionally printed cards, invitations, and announcements for all of life's events. We also are committed to giving you choices. Once you've personalized your design you can choose to have it professionally printed, print at home or send a free online invitation. Life is full of moments to commemorate and celebrate. PurpleTrail is here to help you capture those moments with amazing, cards, invitations, announcements, fridge magnets, and photo books.

Whether you are looking for holiday cards or personalized thank you notes, you can create just the right design with just the right message to capture your amazing moment. Our superior customer service, stylish designs, and premium printing services are some of the reasons why our customers Love their invitations & cards from PurpleTrail.


Photo Magnets Collection - You can fully customize all designs. Pick any design you like and get started. You can't go wrong!

The Floral Confetti design is really fun and colorful!

Christmas Cards Collection & Holiday Photo Cards Collection

The design you see above is the Family Friends Fun Holiday.

One lucky winner will win a $40 Gift Code to use at PurpleTrail! Use the code for your holiday cards or birthday invitations. The list goes on...

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit PurpleTrail and tell me how you would spend your $40.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

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**This giveaway ends on December 5th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 6th.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

HomePro by Design - slb3334 #1

Zoobies - Nicole Greene #299

GreenSmart - NativeHalo #30

ShuGizmo - GabbyLowe #37

Union28 - ken d #50

**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.

Galison: Leaf Garden Writer's Notecards Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - rubynreba #35!

I enjoy sending notes to people through snail mail. We're all so used to everything electronic that the days of handwritten notes are fading away. I love it when I receive a thank you card or little note in the mail. It's so refreshing and a lovely way to show you care.

Galison sent me their 100% recycled Leaf Garden Writer's Notecards from their Galison Green Collection. I love the decorative envelope and sweet leaf prints.

The set features:
  • Twelve 4-1/2 X 5-1/2" tent note cards
  • Six each of two complementary designs
  • Blank interior
  • 13 decorative color-coordinated square-flap envelopes
  • 100% recycled paper
One lucky winner will receive these beautiful notecards from Galison!

Visit Galison to take 15% OFF your order with the discount code zzz2.

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**This giveaway ends on December 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 5th.

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


Eleven: Shoes of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - bukaeyes #83!

I have always been in love with the shoes from Eleven. This company offers such adorable styles. I never can choose just one favorite! Their fit is wonderful and their quality is top notch. I highly recommend Eleven to anyone looking for attractive, comfortable and durable shoes.

I received the style Zoe for my daughter. She loves them. I love them. The entire family loves them! The black suede with silver and pink leather accents is a fantastic color combination. The pink really pops against the silver. This is one attractive shoe.

Product Features:
  • Premium suede and leather uppers.
  • Instant comfort: no wear-in period.
  • Durable, flexible rubber sole for active kids.
  • Cushioned insole and padded collar for extra comfort.
  • Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit.

One lucky reader will win the shoes of their choice from Eleven! Lucky YOU!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Eleven and tell me the one style you love.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

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**This giveaway ends on December 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 5th.

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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving

May your Thanksgiving be filled with laughter, family and love. I am so thankful for so many things in my life - mainly my amazing family and good health. We are very fortunate. I hope you get to spend your holiday with the ones you love. Have a beautiful day everyone.

Roxy Heart Vintage: Tear Drop Monogram Pendant Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - tinagirl #25!

Welcome to Roxy Heart Vintage where we offer a full line of hand crafted products to suit your taste. It's wedding season and our rustic wood cake stands are sure to bring that elegant touch of nature to your event. Use these as centerpieces or for mini couture cakes. We also have tree slab cake stands for a more rustic look which are great in any season. Take a look around and as always, feel free to send us an email if you have any questions at all! Be sure to take a look at our Blog and join our newsletter below to stay up to date with specials we're running and new products we're adding to the site.

WE CAN STILL SHIP IN TIME FOR DECEMBER WEDDINGS ~ JUST LET US KNOW!

If you're interested in renting a cake stand from us instead just contact us to request a size and pricing!

11 x 15 Tree Slice Cake Stand

Rustic wood cake stand hand made from a tree slice of basswood and rustic logs. Each stand has it's own unique personality and story. The log base is specially chosen to coordinate with the proportion of the stand. Decorate your stand with your choice of flowers, moss or even cherry blossoms. The possibilities are endless. Dimensions: 11.5" x 16" x 7" high.

Stand does not include cake, flowers, or other decorations that may be specific to your event. Because each stand is handmade, dimensions may vary a bit.

Rustic Wood Chalk Board Oval

Rustic Wood Chalkboard, Oval Shaped with hardward. This is a listing for a chalkboard on a piece of rustic sliced oak. You can either hang it on your wall, or you can use it on your desk, and enjoy a little bit of nature inside. Great for kids rooms too! Each piece of wood varies in size a bit but are generally in the range of 11" wide x 15" long and about 1" thick.

One lucky reader will win their very own Tear Drop Monogram Pendant!

Visit Roxy Heart Vintage and take 20% off your entire order with the discount code FUNKY.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Roxy Heart Vintage 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.

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**This giveaway ends on December 1st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 2nd.
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BuddyTops: Plush Animal Hats 25% Off Code

BuddyTops is an innovative company located in NYC that deals exclusively with kids gifts. We sell a large variety of animal hats geared for children ages 3-12 yrs old. In addition to being warm and cuddly, our children's hats come with a valuable lesson. Each lovable character represents a positive personality trait that is incorporated into its story line. Essentially, each winter hat has the ability to inspire creativity and mindful play in young people. Our new line-up includes the introduction of earmuffs and long sets (hat, scarf, and mittens) which are perfect for cooler weather.
Bear Hat

Bravery and brown bears go hand in hand. Alone in the woods, these powerful creatures rely on their instinct. You can hone in on yours as well by buying your kids animal hats depicting their favorite furry friends. Not only will your cubs thank you for being so thoughtful, they will scurry off to school with their winter hats in tow. That means they'll be catching far less colds this year!

Bunny Hat - Long Set
Fight the bitter cold and have fun doing it with our new long sets which include a hat, scarf, and set of mittens. Available in the following styles - polar bear, bunny, panda, and white tiger. These snuggly pieces of winter wear will be a hit with every child you buy one for.
Size Chart available here.
These hats would make excellent holiday gifts this year. What child wouldn't fall in love with BuddyTops?!?
Head on over to their website to take 25% OFF your order with the discount code funkymonkey now until December 1, 2010.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Disney/Pixar's Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales for the Wii!

Disney/Pixar's Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales

As soon as my kids tried this game, they have been hooked ever since. Mater's Tall Tales is a great game for children and parents. This game has provided endless hours of enjoyment. My daughter is 6 and my son is soon-to-be 9. They really think this game is fun.

I've played this game with them and I must say, it's a fun time for everyone. My kids get really excited when they know dad is going to play with them. It's been a nice family activity to enjoy together.

I really like the 30 different levels and the way you can customize your car. My kids really like the rewards given out in coins. They enjoy purchasing new items for their ride. The graphics are vivid. The story is child-friendly. All in all, it's a great entertaining game.

Bottom Line - If you're looking for a fun game the whole family can enjoy, check out Disney/Pixar's Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales. I know we'll continue having fun playing it throughout the holiday season and beyond.

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Disney Interactive Studios and received the Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales Wii game to facilitate my review."

A Great Impression: Wall Decals & Decorative Wall Quotes - 20% OFF Code

At A Great Impression you will find vinyl wall decals that are different from most other companies. We are dedicated to keeping things positive and inspiring in a world that hears enough bad news every day. Mary Zimmer creates and designs all artwork with family values in mind. We are always happy to custom create any thoughts of words or encouragement that will make your family smile. Affordable and Inspiring, you will be proud to make A Great Impression in your home.

When You Walk with God...Wall Decal from Vinyl Stickers
When you walk with God, you will reach your destination.
Vinyl Colors Available

Family Name Blessed Monogram Wall Decal
Insert your own family name here, and imagine how beautiful it will look in your home.
This two color vinyl wall monogram is an easy to install decal. It will come with directions and registration marks that make it easier than ever.
Vinyl wall decals from A Great Impression make a lasting impression on a room, without making a lasting impression on your paint. Our art decals can be removed at any time without harming the surface of your wall.

Click here to take 20% OFF your order now through Monday!
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Chasing Treasure: Earring Jewelry Box with Rhinestone Clasp Giveaway

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

If you are looking for a great Jewelry Box, then you have reached the right place. Chasing Treasure is where you can get that "special" jewelry box. We offer a huge selection of wood jewelry boxes, jewelry chests and leather jewelry boxes for women and men plus musical jewelry boxes for children.

Our specialty is jewelry boxes, our mission is to exceed your expectations with a unique selection of quality gifts, a safe place to shop, the best value, easy returns and friendly customer service.

From jewelry boxes in every shape and style you can imagine to specialty jewelry and gifts, you're sure to find something that catches your attention!

Black Jewelry Cabinet Armoire with Modern Details

Our black jewelry cabinet armoire with modern details features up to the minute modern details and design. Six drawers in the chest, a divided top section and two swing out necklace sides provide a generous amount of jewelry storage. Also available in silver.

Facts & Features:
  • Wooden Jewelry Armoire - Black with modern details and hardware
  • Lift lid with mirror
  • Divided top section with ring storage
  • Swing out necklace sides with three large hooks per side
  • Six gliding drawers
  • Length: 13 3/4"
  • Width: 10 1/4"
  • Height: 37"
Queen Anne Whitewash Wood Jewelry Armoire - Large Floor Standing Girls Jewelry Box

Slim styled girls jewelry armoire featuring generous storage features, lift lid with mirror, queen anne legs and hand lined with cocoa sueded fabric. Quality wood construction with white wash finish.

Facts & Features:
  • Wooden Jewelry Armoire - Whitewashed Eggshell finish (please allow for tonal variations from that shown in photo)
  • Quality craftsmanship & classic style
  • Lift lid with mirror
  • Top has 3 equal section and 1 section for rings
  • Drawers 1 & 2 have 4 equal sections
  • Drawer 3 & 4 are open
  • Hand lined with cocoa sueded fabric interior
  • Charcoal toned hardware
  • 4 necklace hooks in each side
  • Cabriolet Queen Anne style legs
  • Pearl accent drawer pulls
  • Ships fully assembles with legs detached to avoid shipping damage
  • Length: 13 1/8
  • Width: 10 5/8
  • Height: 37 1/2
  • Very popular - buy early for gift giving!

One lucky winner will receive this gorgeous Earring Jewelry Box with Rhinestone Clasp!

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

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wii: Mater's Tall Tales


My kids love their Wii and so do I. If my kids are going to play video games, I may as well make it a fun family activity. We were fortunate enough to receive Disney/Pixar's Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales, a new Wii game from Disney. This game is a new family favorite!

My eight year old son really took to this. He loved the various levels (30 of them!) and he loved that he was able to play cooperatively and competitively with his sister.

This game allows four players to play simultaneously so everyone can get in on the action. You are able to customize cars and collectibles with the coins you earn throughout the game. Lightening McQueen and his gang are really taking it to the next level in this Wii game. It's loads of fun for everyone!

The video images are high in quality, the storyline is great and the wide variety of games are addicting. This game is full of clean family fun and would make an excellent holiday gift this year. I highly recommend it.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Disney Interactive Studios and received the Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales Wii game to facilitate my review.

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Ryders Eyewear - ~*~lilshuga2001~*~ #100

The Gallery Collection - soccer_nsa #24

Cheerios Prize Pack - Shirley #15

Frecklebox - mail4rosey #111

Fiber One Prize Pack - eseberg #68

Rosle - Sarah Matos #164

**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.

InvitationBox.com: Christmas Photo Cards

Now through December 17th, all orders ship free with coupon code FreeShip2010 at InvitationBox.com. Head on over to see all of their beautiful Christmas photo cards!

Book Plate Solo Red Foldover Photo Cards by Noteworthy Collections

This unique top fold holiday card features your digital photograph as the background of the front of the card. A red frame quoting "peace love & joy" adorns the right side of the card. Includes white unlined envelopes.

Love, Peace and Joy Christmas Photo Cards by IB Designs
This jovial flat square greeting card features a red background with the pre-printed message of Joy, peace and love. Add your two digital photographs to the upper left and lower right corners of the card. Includes white unlined envelopes.

Red Snowflakes Layered Photo Cards by IB Designs
This modern flat white holiday greeting card features your digital photograph as the main focus of the card. A white stripe screen adorns the right side of the card for your holiday greeting and signature amongst four red snowflakes. Your card is then mounted onto a red bottom layered card to make your photo pop. Includes white unlined envelopes.
Looking for traditional holiday cards for personal or corporate use? Be sure to click here to see their Holiday Cards and Christmas Cards.
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ShuGizmo: ShuGizmo shoes or Cool Cap plus a gizmo case, handy backpack, wristband & two gizmo kit 10-packs Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - GabbyLowe #37!

It’s a shoe with a kit. You create designs with it. ShuGizmo, so cool, ShuGizmo!

With ShuGizmo “Backgrounds”, you can add a different color, pattern, or scenery which changes the look and feel of the shoe, “setting the stage” for a more imaginative creations.

Change your mind. Change your shoe. Express yourself, it’s up to you. ShuGizmo, so cool, ShuGizmo!

The ShuGizmo shoe with the Gizmo kit is also a toy of endless creativity and self-expression. And while there are many toys on the market, there are few toys which allow a child’s whimsical constantly changing creations to be worn and viewed by the world.

A toy that’s a shoe? Saves our family money too. ShuGizmo, so cool, ShuGizmo!

Gizmo’s are usable on all other ShuGizmo shoes, caps, wrist bands and accessories, making this shoe/toy a reusable product, without the waste and expense of multiple shoes to satisfy the child’s whimsical expressive desires.

ShuGizmo Shoe

ShuGizmo footwear is stylish, durable, comfortable, and economical. Gizmos can be displayed on the top of the shoe. Shoes are available in children’s sizes 8-13 and 1-5 - fitting children approximately ages 3-12. (We strongly recommend consulting the sizing chart on the FAQ page to make sure you are buying the correct size shoes).

Available in Black and Pink & Black and Blue.
Do you find yourself constantly reminding your children to do the things you expect of them, like reading, eating right, tidying up the playroom, and helping others at school or in your community?

Our fabulous ShuGizmo I CAN! Merit Starter Kit is a real hit with parents! The kit includes the I CAN! Merit Board, one (1) 10-Pack Merit Gizmos, and one (1) 10-Pack Gold Star Gizmos

The I CAN! Merit Board can be displayed prominently on a refrigerator door, kitchen wall or other area where the family congregates. Parents (or kids) can customize the board with specific tasks and activities to complete - school work, sports/music/dance practices, daily chores and any other actions or activities for the week.

The Merit Gizmos, displaying a graphic of the task, encourage kids to complete each task in order to receive the Merit Gizmo. The Gold Star Gizmos can be awarded by parents for doing an excellent job, completing several tasks on time, or for just being good!
One lucky winner will receive a pair of ShuGizmo shoes (or a Cool Cap if you prefer) plus a gizmo case, handy backpack, wristband and two gizmo kit 10-packs!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Union28: $25 Gift Certificate - Just in time for the holidays!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - ken d #50!

Union28 (formerly From*me Tees) was started by a married couple who knows what it is like to work through hard stuff and yet stay together and stay committed, choosing to forgive and be forgiven, only to grow in our love for each other MORE through it all.

One of the great and wonderful mysteries of life is that loving each other in action--what we do and say--produces romance. Everything in our culture today teaches the opposite, that romance turns into love, but nothing could be further from the truth. Love is a choice and we decide how we're going to treat each other in the good and in the not-so-good times. What a hope-giving reality that a strong, loving, thriving relationship can be built, simply by changing how we interact with our spouse.

Marriage was created to be a blessing and a little kindness, selflessness, and respect goes a long way. Accept the fact that your spouse isn't perfect and then start taking notice of all the good things they bring to the table! Pretty soon you can train your mind to be grateful for who they are as opposed to feeling disappointed about who they are not. When you allow yourself to believe that your spouse rocks, you will free yourself from the downward spiral and temptation of self-pity, disappointment, and even despair. The fact is, your spouse is probably a greater blessing than you allow yourself to realize...so lay down your expectations and praise your spouse for his/her attributes. After all, the key is to change yourself! And you'll be surprised at the positive affect it has on the one you choose to love...and you!


My Husband Rocks Rhinestone Fitted Long Sleeve Tee

Fitted, Longer-Length, Long Sleeve Clear Rhinestones & Silver Alloy on Black

You know your husband rocks - now you can say it with some Bling!

I Love My Husband Red Jr. Fitted Tee

This winged graphic tee is a fun, trendy way to express your love to your one and only.

Visit Union28 to take 10% off any Union28.net order with the discount code U28TFM10 now through December 31, 2010.

One lucky reader will win a $25 Gift Certificate from Union28!

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Tarpy: Keep It Clean, Keep It Easy



The Tarpy® Activity & Cleanup Canvas is a multi-purpose cleanup spill mat that makes cleanup easy and protects surfaces from those everyday messes that children make.
Use for:
Meal time or where ever children eat (under highchair or table, cartoon carpet picnics, your friend's and grandparents house)
Arts and Crafts - saves carpet and/or surfaces from crayon, marker, paint, play dough. Place under/over table, or under easel.
Outdoor Activities - keeps things clean and dry from the ground, place over dirty picnic tables, or take to the beach. Place in the back of you vehicle and protects your it from sandy, dirty, and wet clothes and shoes.
The compact designed Tarpy® Activity & Cleanup Canvas makes it easy to store and take where ever you go.

So for those expected and not-so-expected adventures of daily life, Tarpy® has got you covered!
  • 44" x 52" multi-purpose cleanup mat
  • So many uses!
  • No PVC's, vinyl, or plastic
  • 100% protective coated nylon
  • Machine washable
  • Eco- Friendly
  • Compact travel size
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Visit Tarpy today!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

GreenSmart: Mandrill Backpack Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - NativeHalo #30!

I am really enjoying this Mandrill backpack from GreenSmart. It's been holding up very nicely and I use it five days a week for class. This backpack features a separate access laptop zippered pocket that fits up to 15.6" laptop. The airmesh padded back and shoulder straps provide superior comfort. The interior compartment is generous and holds all of my books with ample room.
And the exterior cording works well for jackets.

Height: 19"

Width: 13.5"

Depth: 9"

Weight: 1.7 lbs

Volume: 1830 cu. In.

Interior Laptop Dimension: 18.5"x12.5"x2"

Colors: Black, Ocean Blue, Olive

I am very pleased with the quality of this backpack. I know I will be using it for years to come.

And now for the really cool part...

All fabrics used for the GreenSmart Bottles 2 Bags are derived from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The fabric in this product, both the exterior and interior, are derived from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. This process is the end point for the process which begins with the collection of bottles, which become ground up, washed to become fiber, spun into yarn and woven into our fabrics. The overall process also uses less energy than making polyester out of virgin chemicals.

One lucky reader will win a Mandrill Backpack from GreenSmart!

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

Zoobies: Zoobie of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - Nicole Greene #299!

If you're looking for a unique, fun and absolutely adorable holiday gift this year, be sure to check out Zoobies. This company sent over two for this review. My daughter received their Kojo the Croc™ from the Safari Collection. He's a doll! This is a plush animal, pillow and blanket all in one!

Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Zoobie into the animal shape. Just undo the velcro straps and you have a pillow.

Then unzip the body and you have a blanket! The blanket zips off/on for easy washing.

It's so simple! The super soft coral fleece blanket measures 53"x34". These Zoobies are amazing.

My son received Paco the Pup from their New for 2010 Collection. All of the Zoobies are precious. There is not one that I don't love.
One lucky winner will win the Zoobie of their choice!

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