Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remember those who served

As the wife of a Marine Corps Vet, let's not forget why we celebrate Memorial Day. 

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.  ~Joseph Campbell

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest: Desktop Mini Digital Photo Frame Giveaway

It's time to get our your camera and start snapping!  Here is a wonderful Energizer opportunity for all you photographers out there!

Energizer and its Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are teaming up again with the National Geographic Society for the fourth annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, giving photographers the dream opportunity to see their photo appear in an ad in the acclaimed pages of National Geographic magazine and – for the first time – winning their choice of three inspiring trips at different locations across the globe.

Enter your best photos here by June 30th in these six categories:
  • Animals/wildlife
  • Nature/weather
  • Travel/cultures
  • Family/community
  • Arts/music
  • Action/energy
I bet many of you have a specific photo in mind or you're getting excited for new photo opportunities!

Entries will be judged and narrowed down to two finalists per category, then to one winner per category and ultimately to one Grand Prize winner.

The program brings together the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company rooted in developing products that offer high performance with more responsibility. Energizer brought the world’s first mercury-free alkaline batteries to market, commercially available since 1991, and now Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries last up to 8x* longer in digital cameras, so you can use up to 8x fewer batteries and create less waste for the planet. A dedication to performance and responsibility is the backbone of the new communication platform at Energizer called now that’s positivenergy

If you're the lucky Grand Prize Winner of the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, you'll have a lot to be smiling about!  You will get to select from these amazing prizes - an Alaskan cruise of the state's remote wilderness, a Moroccan odyssey spanning the sea to the Sahara or a 12-day journey into the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan!

Energizer would like to offer one lucky reader will win a battery-powered desktop mini digital photo frame powered by two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries.  

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Like Energizer on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below.

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 June 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on June 3rd.

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

Give the gift of sight

This limited-edition “Grow Your Own Lavender” Gift Set looks beautiful.  Click here to purchase. 100% of the profits from sales of this lovely gift set will benefit Helen Keller International and their ChildSight® program.

Now you can help L’Occitane and Helen Keller International fight blindness worldwide!

Summer Here We Come! Great Summer Craft Idea!

Friday is the last day of school for my kids.  Gosh, this year has gone by fast!  Since when did I have a soon-to-be 2nd and 4th grader?!

I have our slider open to smell the fresh crisp air and I can hear the kids playing ouside on the school playground.  They must be having a great time with games these last two days.  I could listen to their cheerful joy all day long.  It's such a pleasant sound that reminds me just how enjoyable childhood truly is.

I'm not sure what summer activities/trips we'll be doing this year, but I do know that I LOVE this idea from The Crafting Chicks.  I will definitely be making a couple of these Summer Activity Jars!  Brilliant idea.  My kids will really enjoy it and it will keep us busy.


Visit The Crafting Chicks for more wonderful and fun ideas!

Picabi: Mixed 12 Pack 100% Sparkling Juice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Kittenish #21!

What fun 100% sparkling juices!  My family really enjoyed the Sparking Apple and Grape Juices from Picabi.  I'm not a big fan of letting my kids drink soda, but I did allow them to drink Picabi.  They are made with no caffeine or gluten.  Each drink is packed full of antioxidants, whole fruit extracts and 16 vitamins and minerals that help support a healthy immune system.  Plus, they also contain soluble fiber which helps you feel full longer. 

There are absolutely no added sugars or preservatives.  Just yummy 100% sparkling juice!  Picabi helps support a healthy heart and immune system.  I felt very safe giving these to my children.  They loved them.

Adults and children can enjoy Picabi!  It's the smart choice.  Cute cans, too!

One lucky reader will win a Mixed 12 Pack of 100% Sparkling Grape and Apple Juice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Like Picabi on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below.

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 June 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on June 3rd.

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

Oprah's 25 Wonderful Years

Well it's official...the Oprah show is over.  I'm sure going to miss seeing her everyday, but a new chapter of her life awaits.  She will go on to do even bigger and better things.  If I can inspire at least one person like she has inspired me, I'll die happy.  She was and still is amazing.  What a wonderful countdown of shows! Thanks for all of the life lessons, Oprah.  Looking forward to your journey with OWN.

Infinity Shoes: Miz Mooz Heather - Featured in O Magazine!


It's no wonder these shoes have been featured in O Magazine.  I love my new Miz Mooz Women's Heather Platform Sandal.  These look so good with skirts, shorts, jeans, capris....I will wear them with just about anything.  In fact, there are many more cute Miz Mooz sandals from Infinity Shoes.

This all leather peep-toe platform pump is great.  Features a 1 inch wooden platform and 3 inch heel with rubber outsole.  They're very comfortable and come in five wonderful colors:  Ice, Green (pictured above - love the color), Black, Brown and Red.

 Cute buckle closure.

I love the unique studded strap over the heel.  It's all about the fun details.

Click here to view all of the stylish Miz Mooz sandals.  I just love the Petra style in brown/turquoise.  The Petra sandals are also featured on their home page.  You can see a photo of how they look on.  Awesome for the spring/summer.  What a hot color combo.

Be sure to check out Infinity Shoes this season.  You'll be glad you did!

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

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea - polly, shana, Cindy M, susansmoakes, Linda Kish

Ravensburger - KIM

Lunchables - blatherfrombrooklyn

Lester's - Leslie S.

Garden Botanika - Seattlemom

Chaos...Simplified - Sarah Matos

**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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cargo Cosmetics: Awesome Lip Gloss Sale!

I adore the cosmetics from Cargo.  There has not been one that I have tried that I haven't fallen in love with.  I'm a lip gloss kind of girl.  It's definitely a must-have beauty item in my daily make-up routine.  I'm always on the lookout for gloss in pretty colors that doesn't make my lips feel gooey and sticky.  I have finally found lip glosses that meet all of my criteria.   The Voyages Gloss Collection is simply perfect. 

Features I'm crazy about:
  • Smooth formula - they glide on so nicely
  • No icky sticky feeling - just beautiful shine and color
  • Long lasting - I wore it all day
  • Doesn't have an unappealing smell - I actually don't smell anything
  • Gorgeous colors that ALL look great - there is not a bad one in the bunch
  • Sweet travel size set - perfect for gift giving
Fabulous colors included:
  • Morocco:  nude plum
  • Paris:  powder pink
  • Serengeti:  tropical melon
  • Tokyo:  iridescent coral-pink
  • Las Vegas:  dazzling nude beige
These glosses would look great on any skin tone.  I am so happy with this set and highly recommend it.

Here is another product from Cargo that I am so pleased with.  The Essential Palette in Warm Neutral is my new favorite eye shadow.  This easy-to-use natural palette looks great for an everyday look.  I also love that it features a matte/satin finish.  I've been on the hunt for a great looking neutral matte eye shadow set.  Need more of a dramatic look?  No problem, just apply it darker.  This is a very versatile palette that is a no-brainer to apply.

Other colors available:
  • Bronze
  • Cool Neutral
  • Dark Neutral
  • Smokey Grey. 
They all look fabulous!

Right now Cargo has an amazing lip gloss sale!  From now until June 25th, take 30% OFF any in-stock lip gloss purchased at Cargo Cosmetics by using the promo code GLOSSY at check-out. Please note that this cannot be combined with any other discount.

Be sure to follow Cargo on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CalNaturale: Assortment Case of Svelte Protein Drinks Giveaway

CalNaturale Svelte is a Northern California third-generation family business that is dedicated to helping people improve their overall health and wellness with their all-natural, nourishing drinks. 

My husband is always on the go when he is at work.  Often, he is grabbing meals while on the road.  He's loves finding great tasting protein drinks to help fill him up and keep him energized throughout the day. 

He was very impressed with the dairy-free, gluten-free Svelte drinks.  Each drink contains 16 grams of protein from fresh organic soymilk and complex carbs for sustained energy.  He commented on how wonderfully rich and delicious they all tasted.  He honestly could not pick a favorite.  He enjoyed them all!  Available in chocolate, french vanilla, cappuccino and spiced chai.

Click here to find a retail location near you or you can purchase Svelte directly from their website.

One lucky reader will win an assortment case of Svelte shakes!  Now you can try them for yourself!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Tell me how you get protein in your diet.
 
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.
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**This giveaway ends on May 31st and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on June 1st.

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

Monday, May 23, 2011

ManOfTheHouse.com: World's Greatest TV Dad

I never knew how much I would enjoy being a father until my son was born.  It was a life changing experience.  My entire world turned upside down and now a new little life was dependent on me.  I would be the one to show him what being a real man was all about.  To me, being a man means taking care of my family, showing my wife just how much I appreciate and love her and setting a good example for my children.  When my daughter was born two years later, I felt the exact same way.  A new life now counted on me.  I had to be the best dad I could be for both of my children. 

What TV dad do you look up to?  My wife and I love the hit comedy show, Modern Family.  Phil Dunphey is hilarious.  My wife comments on how goofy he his, yet he has a heart of gold.  I really enjoy his sense of humor.  You have to have one when you're parenting children.  I like to have fun with my kids.  It's all about laughter and having a good time.  Growing up without a lot of laughter in my childhood has encouraged me to bring out the joy in my own children.

Dads are important people!  ManOfTheHouse.com is now holding a "World's Greatest TV Dad" contest.  You can vote as many times as you like.  Each new round of voting begins every Monday morning and ends Sunday night.  The champion will be announced on June 17th.   

I hope you go to check out all the TV dads and start voting.  Wishing you all a fun Father's Day with your family.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Nonni's Biscotti: America's #1 Biscotti

My family loves biscotti.  Dunk one in your hot coffee and you have a real treat.  My kids love eating them for a snack.  Each biscotti is individually wrapped and great to take on-the-go.  If you're looking for the best, look to Nonni's.  If you haven't tried their biscotti already, add it to your shopping list.  You must try Nonni's!

Nonni's baking process makes our biscotti unique. Nonni's Biscotti is made with real eggs and butter, making them rich in flavor, light and crunchy in texture, and delicately sweet. They are baked twice, then individually wrapped to ensure that the cookies you get are exactly as Nonni intended them- fresh tasting and of the highest quality.

This company offers some delectable biscotti flavors.  Nonni's was kind enough to send me many of their varieties.  It was hard to choose, but below are some of our favorites.

And their new Tusconi look delish!  I need to get my hands on some of those!

Caramel, milk and chocolate make up this delicious flavor combination.

This reminds me of my favorite lemon cookie! Definitely my favorite of the bunch.

 Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Who doesn't love that?!?

Caramel, chocolate and pecans....heaven.

Find a store near you here.

You must check out Nonni's Facebook page here.  You have a chance to win one of their daily prizes in their Great Biscotti Break Giveaway!

Daily Prizes:  Nonni's cookie jar, biscotti and coupons
Weekly Prizes:  $100 gift card to "Treat Yourself"
Monthly Contest:  Coffee maker, biscotti jar and biscotti
Grand Prize to be drawn at the end of the year:  10 day trip for two to Italy

Jump on this!  Like them today and good luck!

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

Sol: Bikini, Tankini or One Piece of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Chris #63!

If you have a tween or young teen, you must check out the hip and fun clothing from Sol.  Kids of this age are hard enough to buy clothes for.  It's nice to find a company that caters to kids of this age group that parents can agree on, too.

About MoHao:
Born in Puerto Rico, MoHao designer Lori Riollano is no stranger to the joys of summer and surf. She has created a line of fun, elegant, and carefully crafted, lined swimsuits for infants, boys and girls, and she has called them MoHao - a play on the word "mojado" or "wet"  in Spanish. By switching the letter "j" to an "H," Lori also plays homage to the exotic islands of Hawaii, which evoke the love of water in the Pacific as much as Puerto Rico does in the Atlantic. By doing so, she also reminds us that the desire to enjoy the waves - and look good while at it - transcends her sunny island.  So do now here collections, which have hit the internet and stores in New York City, Florida and the Caribbean.

About Acido:
Genial artist Omar Alicea is the wild force behind Acido Domingo, the ultra hip and urban collection of hand-customized tees.  Based in the historic and hipster neighborhood Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, he creates amazing alien creatures and brings them to life using an ever-changing combination of solid and printed heat transfers. Originally designed for adults, Acido Domigo is becoming a sensation among kids in NYC.

One winner will win the bikini, tankini or one piece of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Sol 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 May 30th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 31st.

Sponsored post from Sol.

Lucky Puppy: Adorable Heart Paw Dress

We are loving the Heart PAW Dress from Lucky Puppy.  This 100% cotton, racer back ribbed tank dress is super simple.  Just how we like it. 

Available in aqua (shown) and fuchsia.  Get it in sizes 2T, 4T and 6.  My daughter recently turned 7 and this fits her like a longer top, but it's still cuter than ever.  She pairs it with a fun pair of leggings and looks adorable.

Lucky Puppy states that it will shrink an average of one size when put in the dryer.  You may want to line dry. 

And this is a company that gives back!
Lucky Puppy is proud to help our furry friends by donating 15% of our online sales to Animal Haven. Join us in helping these animals by purchasing Lucky Puppy items today!
Be sure to check out all of their clothing for kids and adults from Lucky Puppy!

Until June 3, 2011, you can take 15% off your order with the discount code:  Monkey15
Complimentary product was provided to me from Lucky Puppy for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Jewels for Hope: Beautiful Jewelry. Great Cause.

I am very impressed with Jewels for Hope's mission.  Read more about how they got their start:

Jewels for Hope was started when my mother was sick.  I had to stay home and take care of her, and making jewelry was my only outlet.  Ever since, making jewelry became my passion.

Hospice was so great to my mother in our time of need, that we donate portions of our proceeds to the fabulous caretakers of Connecticut Hospice.

This is a family run business made up of myself, my daughter, and my younger sister; I wouldn't have it any other way.

This story is so inspirational.  I love that it's a family business.  I love that this Etsy shop gives back to their community.  I simply love that all three women know how to LOVE.

I was sent a very beautiful necklace to review.  It  features a gorgeous rhinestone bow accent and lovely pearls.  It's such a unique and attention-getting piece.  When I wear it, I always think of the kindness of Jewels for Hope.  It really puts a smile on my face and a warmth in my heart.  It's people like this who make a real difference in the world.  To see a similar necklace in their Etsy shop, click here.

Be sure to visit their blog here.

Right now you can take 20% off your order with the discount code:  jewelsforhope20 

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

Kung Fu Panda 2 Prize Pack - General Mills Cereal, Spin Fighter Toy & Kung Fu Panda DVD

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - elka the madhatter #104!

My kiddos loved the movie, Kung Fu Panda.  They can't wait until the premier of Kung Fu Panda 2 on May 26th!

This spring you can find a fun spin fighter toy inside each specially marked box of participating General Mills cereals.  Kung Fu Panda 2 characters include:  Po, Tigress, Shifu, Monkey, Lord Shen, Mantis, Crane and Viper. 

Cereals include: 

Cocoa Puffs® (11.8 oz.)
Trix® (10.7 oz.)
Golden Grahams® (12 oz.)
Reese´s Puffs® (13 oz.)
Cheerios® (14 oz.)
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios® (12.9 oz.)
Cookie Crisp® (11.25 oz.)
Lucky Charms® (11.5 oz.)
Cinnamon Toast Crunch (12.8 oz.)
Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz.)
Playing with the Spin Fighter toy is fun!  Just cut out the targets on the box and try to knock them down with your spin fighter.  There are eight character toys to collect! 

One lucky reader will win a Kung Fu Panda 2 Prize Pack.  It will include one box of a participating Big G cereal, a Kung Fu Panda 2 spin fighter toy and the original Kung Fu Panda movie!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Tell me your or your child's favorite Kung Fu Panda character.
   
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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  • Tell me what General Mills cereal is your favorite
  • Tell me who this prize pack will be for 
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**This giveaway ends on May 30th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 31st.

Complimentary prize pack and information was provided to me from General Mills and DreamWorks through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions are my own.

New changes and improvements to Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol

My family has always trusted Infants' and Children's TYLENOL.  My mother gave it to me when I was a child and when my kids are feeling ill, I go to Tylenol.

Safety and convenience enhancements have been made to both Infants' and Children's TYLENOL products, including a change to the concentration of their Infants' TYLENOL products.

Read more about the new features below.

Infants' TYLENOL will be available with a new bottle that has a protective opening and a new push-in-syringe which will:
  • Further reduce the risk of children being able to get to the medicine in the bottle
  • Provide even better dosing accuracy and ease of administration to your child
  • Allow for better control when dispensing the medication and reduce spillage
Children's TYLENOL bottles will also get a protective opening that will make it more difficult for a child to open the medicine bottle.  And to help encourage industry-wide adoption of these safety innovations, TYLENOL has shared their plans with other manufacturers of pediatric acetaminophen products.

Read more about the changes to the concentration of Infants' TYLENOL.

Now there will be one concentration of acetaminophen for single-ingredient TYLENOL products for infants and children.  This change is being made to standardize dosing across their products and age groups.  As always, Infants' and Children's TYLENOL products will continue to include specially designed dosing devices appropriate to the age of the child.

TYLENOL has been working closely with other manufacturers of pediatric acetaminophen products to encourage an industry wide transition to one concentration across infants' and children's acetaminophen products.
  • It is important to be aware that there will be a time period when both the current and new concentrations of Infants' acetaminophen products will be available in stores and parents and caregivers might have both in their medicine cabinets.
  • Be sure to read and follow the dosing directions on the product that is being used.
  • Caregivers should contact their child's healthcare provider if they have questions about dosing instructions.
When Infants' TYLENOL products return to shelves, they will include these changes.  Changes to pediatric TYLENOL products will be available as early as this upcoming cold and flu season.

Click here to read the entire Tylenol products update page.

I love that TYLENOL is working on improving their products to help keep children safe.  I will continue to purchase the TYLENOL products that I have trusted over the years.

 “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tylenol and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Pretzel Crisps: Rethink your pretzel!

I can't stop thinking about Pretzel Crisps - especially the Buffalo Wing flavor!  My husband and I really loved it!  It's sooooo good.  It was definitely our favorite.  However, we did enjoy all the other flavors as well.

The crunch of the Pretzel Crisps was like nothing we've tried before.  These thin, crunchy pretzel crackers are really unique.  We can't wait to purchase more at the store.

Their Deli Style flavors include: 

Buffalo Wing, Garlic Parmesan (tasted like croutons - yummy!), Everything, Original and Sesame.

We ate these just as is and also with cheese.  They are a great and healthy snack.  At just 110 calories and 0 to 1.5 grams of fat per serving, you can't go wrong.

 My kids enjoyed them, too!

I would really love to try their Modern Classic Flavors also:

Classic, Supreme, Tuscan Three Cheese and Cinnamon Toast.

They also offer Holiday Indulgents:

Dark Chocolate & Peppermint and White Chocolate & Peppermint - I'll be watching for these this year!

Click here to find out where to buy Pretzel Crisps in your area.

Follow Pretzel Crisps on Twitter here and Facebook here.

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

Josie Maran Cosmetics: Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain

I've never tried a lip stain until now.  The Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain from Josie Maran is fantastic!  This is definitely my favorite go-to lip product for the season!  Free of parabens, fragrances and is made from natural ingredients.

Give lips and cheeks a sexy flush-no dancing required! Magic Markers add the ultimate baby-doll pop of color to lips and cheeks. This magic formula has a blend of Hyaluronic Acid and sugar extracts to smooth and plump lips for a sexy pout.

Use this lip stain just as you would a marker.  Application is a breeze!  It leaves a nice hint of pink on my lips.  Just what I was looking for this spring.  Sometimes I blend it with my finger for a healthy, rosy look.  Other times, I layer it on for a brighter pop of color.  I have the colors Jitterbug (bright light pink) and Jive (coral pink).  I love both of them.

If I want a matte look, I just use the marker itself.  If I want a bit of a glossy finish, I just add a gloss over the stain for added shine.  Either way, my lips look great.

Get this Magic Marker in six beautiful shades.  Click here to find a store new you.

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

Dolma: Fair Trade Tablecloth of your choice

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - shala_darkstone #91!

Dolma sent over a really lovely blue floral tablecloth for me to review.  I love the intricate blue and green floral pattern.  This will be nice to use for a summer gathering.  This 100% cotton tablecloth comes in two sizes - small 60"x60" and large 60"x90".

What makes Dolma so special?  Each product carries the story of an artisan whose life was improved because of fair trade.  All of their products are handmade by economically disadvantaged communities in India.  They specialize in fair trade personal accessorries and home decor.  Dolma is an environmentally responsible company, abides by fair trade principles and gives women empowerment.  And if that wasn't enough, Dolma also donates 15% of their profits to schools for children in need.

One lucky reader will win the tablecloth of their choice from Dolma.  Click here to view your choices.

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Tell me the tablecloth you would choose.
 
If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.
 
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**This giveaway ends on May 30th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 31st.

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

Friday, May 20, 2011

JumpingJoey's NumberLine: Item of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - mommydoll13 #10!

If you're looking for products that will enhance your child's math skills, be sure to look to JumpingJoey's NumberLine.  Students, parents and educators can all benefit from this arithmetic learning system.  Now your child can master all four operations of arithmetic in an exciting way for under $25!  It's important to have your child develop a love for learning in a fun and engaging way.

What is JumpingJoey's NumberLine?

The evolution of JumpingJoey’s NumberLine began in 2004 with a kindergarten child whose learning difficulties made basic math concepts challenging. The founders of JumpingJoey's NumberLine sought to create a multi-sensory approach to math to help her achieve. As she jumped the NumberLine, she finally understood what the number 6 meant – because she experienced it herself! And so, the first JumpingJoey’s NumberLine FloorMat was created.

Since that first kindergartner, the line has been expanded to cover all four arithmetic operations. Students of varying ages, learning styles, and abilities throughout classrooms and summer institutes have validated the worth of JumpingJoey's NumberLine and its multi-sensory philosophy. Students who use JumpingJoey’s NumberLine enjoy enhanced confidence. It boosts their long-term understanding of math concepts.


The JumpingJoey Numberline PlaceMat Includes:
  • One desk-sized PlaceMat, featuring numbers 0-24
  • 10 multi-colored, multi-sided numbered dice plus 1 addition/subtraction die
  • 3 JumpingJoey Figures
  • Dice and figure  case
  • PlaceMat Carrying Case
  • JumpingJoey’s Numberline Guidebook, with detailed instructions for use, including single and multi-step word problem examples.
Helps young students learn addition and subtraction with a fun, desk-sized NumberLine!

Useful for grades PreK-2 or beyond, JumpingJoey’s NumberLine PlaceMat is an engaging way for students to learn addition and subtraction with numbers up to 24, including math facts and single/multi-step word problems. Perfectly matched to JumpingJoey’s NumberLine FloorMat, the PlaceMat uses JumpingJoey figures to provide students with a multi-sensory means of learning mathematics.

Click here to read more about how the placemat works.

JumpingJoey’s NumberLine correlates with many National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards to benefit student learning. 


The JumpingJoey Multiplication and Division Book Includes:
  • One Multiplication and Division Book, with factors and divisors up to 12
  • Pile It Onä, a division game involving remainders
  • Four multi-colored, multi-sided number dice, plus 1 operations die
  • Dice and Figure Case
  • 3 JumpingJoey Figures
  • Sturdy, Compact Carrying Case, for easy-store of all materials
  • Detailed instructions for use included in the book
Recommended Learning Levels: Grades 3 and above.

Click here to read more about how it works.

Other JumpingJoey's NumberLine products include:
  • JumpingJoey's NumberLine FloorMat
  • JumpingJoey's NumberLine Arithmetic PlaceMat
  • JumpingJoey's NumberLine Arithmetic Supplement
  • JumpingJoey's NumberLine GameSet
You can also purchase Value Packs for extra savings.

One lucky reader will win a PlaceMat, Arithmetic PlaceMat or a Multiplication/Division Book.  Winners choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit JumpingJoey's NumberLine here, and tell me something about this company not mentioned.
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 May 27th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 28th.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bodycology: Brown Sugar Vanilla Gift Set

I received a really great gift set from Bodycology.  Inside I found body cream, body mist and cozy warm slipper socks in the scent Brown Sugar Vanilla.  It smells divine!  I love the comforting smell of sweet vanilla.

Bodycology offers a nice variety of gift sets.  Their body cream and body mist is wonderful.  I use it daily.

In my area, I can find Bodycology at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.  Click here to find out where to purchase in your area.  It's so reasonably priced and would make a great gift.  Think end of the year teacher gift perhaps.

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

Cloth Addiction: Two Super Fine Microfiber Cloths Giveaway for 2 Winners!

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the two lucky winners - Kimberly L #34 and Kittenish # 63!

The cloths from Cloth Addiction are amazing!  I've tried one myself and they truly work.  I couldn't stop cleaning my husband's iPhone, my iPod and my mother's iPad!  I was a cleaning fool!

The super fine microfiber threads will keep all your screens looking great and are guaranteed to be the softest cloth you have ever used.  They do not scratch the surface or produce any lint.  These durable cloths are machine washable, too.  Use them over and over again!  They fold up flat and are easily portable.

I love the fact that they are eco-friendly.  No chemicals needed.  These can be used on your camera lens, any electronic screen and cell phones.  I've used this cloth on my camera and it works wonders.  The fingerprints are long gone now that I have these cloths to use.

They come in two sizes - 8.75"x12" and 7"x7".

Two lucky winners will receive both sizes of cloths from Cloth Addiction!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Tell me what you'll use these cloths on.
 
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**This giveaway ends on May 26th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on May 27th.

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