Monday, August 29, 2011

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Laser Pegs - esluka #5

Itzy Bitzy - sweetone624 #31

SpiritHoods -  tawndam #13

MyRubberStamp - Leha #76

**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.

Mixed Bag Designs: $75 Gift Card GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - trixx #151!

It's no secret that I am in love with Mixed Bag Designs.  I love anything that has to do with storage.  I'm big on organization and I re

ally adore all the variety Mixed Bag Designs has to offer!


My son has been using their Skulls Lunch Sack this school year and he thinks it's too cool.  I love that's it's small, but still very roomy inside.  It features a nice handy handle and secure velcro closure.  Made from woven polypropylene.  Just wipe it clean with a damp cloth when needed and it's good to go!

My daughter has their cute Classic Leopard  Lunch Bag.  Meow!  This also wipes clean with a damp cloth and has a very secure velcro closure.

Be sure to check out all of the boy's and girl's lunch totes!


I can't get enough of their dry erase boards.  They're darling and oh-so helpful for busy schedules. 



I have the Aqua Paisley and Damask styles. They're both super cute.


Lovin' their coordinating paper trays, too!  These are great for quick messages and reminders.  You will receive 50 sheets of matching note paper in a darling reusable tray.


I have the fabulous Black Zebra Box Store Bag the model is holding in the photo.  It holds A LOT and features two convenient straps - one to carry by hand, the other by shoulder.  Clever!

This bag is made from woven polypropylene so it wipes clean in no time.  Overall measurements:  W17 x H16.5 x D11.5


When they say Hold Everything, they mean it!  My daughter has a ton of stuffed animals.  Right now this bag is holding plenty of them.  It stands up on its own and is a great way to keep her animals off the floor and put away nicely. 

I really like the comfortable handles and huge size!  This bag is a lifesaver.  I want more...  Overall measurements:  W25 x H25.5 x D13

Like what you see?!?  Ha, this is just the tip of the iceberg!  Mixed Bag Designs offers so much more!  I could do some serious online shopping here.  Think HOLIDAY GIFTS this year!

One lucky reader will win a $75 Mixed Bag Designs Gift Card! 

Right now you can get FREE SHIPPING on your order when you use the discount code:  funky.  Expires September 10, 2011.

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Mixed Bag Designs here and tell me how you would spend your $75.

If your mandatory entry is not complete, your additional entries will be disqualified.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

I have the BEST readers!

Sometimes I get emails from readers thanking me for hosting the giveaways they won and telling me they appreciate their prize.  These emails are always so nice to receive, but yesterday I received the most kindest, sweetest, email from one of my readers to date. 

So after looking and begging me to wear her dress   for months little blue finally got to wear her TUTU DU MONDE dress. (Hippy Graduation)
She absolutely loves it and kept saying mommy i feel like a princess all day. 
I just wanted to say thank you.  She got compliments from everyone... 
It is truly such a stunning dress and i feel so lucky to have been able to give it to my little girl...

And check out the adorable photo that was sent along with her sweet note.


Awwww, her daughter looks GORGEOUS, doesn't she?!?

Thank you, Shannon.  You made my day!

And please tell your precious daughter that she should be so proud of herself.  She's lovely.

Friday, August 26, 2011

BonLook: A free pair of prescription eyeglasses ($99 voucher) GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - sweetone624 #22!

I wish I had to wear glasses.  Okay, well maybe not...I'm happy with my good vision, but  I've always thought glasses are such cute accessories! 

BonLook offers the most affordable vintage and retro eyeglasses.  You'll just love their styles!

Read more about them:

After traveling the world, living abroad and learning new languages and cultures, we, the founders of BonLook, decided to bring the style and quality of European eyewear to North America! From Stockholm to Cape Town, Tokyo to Paris, Rio de Janeiro to Milan; people are wearing fashionable specs to spice up their looks!

Wanting to offer stylish, quality and edgy frames with lenses made in the USA at a fair price for all, we were very concerned with how costly most luxury international brands are. We never understood why glasses should be as expensive as a computer or a trip to Vegas. We are therefore very proud of breaking the myth by offering you fashionable but affordable glasses!




Square Hooverville - Black - Unisex

These classic wayfarers frames are the perfect expression of understated coolness. Want to look fashionable but with “laissez faire” attitude? These are your perfect frames for day and night. Handmade acetate with spring hinges for added comfort. Also available in Burgundy and in Brown.



Cocktail Hour - Black & Tortise - Unisex

It's time to bring Cocktail Hour in your life! The clean lines and high quality craftmanship of this frame make it a classic. Look for the small metal details at the front and on the temple sides. Also note the long temples that will make this frame a must for people with a deep head. Although the lens diameter seems small, this frame is not recommended for very small faces.

Add grey tint for $10 (usually $20).

Right now you can take $10 off your order with the coupon code BONLOOKGIVE.  They will also donate $10 to ChildSight!  We all LOVE a company that gives back!

One lucky reader will win a free pair of prescription eyeglasses from BonLook ($99 voucher)!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit BonLook here and tell me the one pair of eyeglasses you would choose.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nonni's Biscotti: Biscotti Bites

Nonni's biscotti now comes in a smaller 40 calorie bite size.  These are perfect for snacking and on-the-go families.  We munch on these daily.


I really love the texture of Nonni's and all of the yummy flavors they offer.  Dip them in coffee or enjoy them on their own.  They're excellent snacks to have on hand.  My kiddos love to dunk them in milk.


Taste their exquisite flavors including Almond Dark Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate and Classic Almond. 

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

Sweet Moments from Pillsbury

You really don't know what you're missing until you've tried Sweet Moments from Pillsbury.  Oooooohhhhh my goodness.  They are so delicious! 

I'm a huge brownie fan, but top it off with a layer of cheesecake, raspberry and chocolate....wowzers, it's a dream come true.

I tried the Caramel Cheesecake and Raspberry Cheesecake.  They were both amazing.  Each bag contains 12 bite-size, ready-to-eat brownies.  I can't wait to buy more!

You can find these in the refrigerated section next to other Pillsbury refrigerated dough products.  These would be excellent for a party, too.  No cooking, no hassle.  They taste just like homemade.

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

Colgate Wisp: Just brushed clean anytime, anywhere


I'm loving Colgate Wisp.  I can get that clean, just brushed feeling whenever and wherever.  This product is really terrific!

The little disposable brushes feature a freshening bead that activates when you start brushing.  The freshening liquid releases that cool, fresh feeling.  No water is needed.  Just brush on the go!  There is also a soft pick feature on the end of each brush for those hard to reach places.

Get these in coolmint, cinnamint, spearmint, peppermint and icy bubble.

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

ONE: Solid Shampoo Bar & Conditioner

The solid shampoo from ONE is so intriguing!  First of all, I loved the way it was packaged.  It was like opening up a little present.  I really enjoyed using this while on our summer trip.  It was so convenient to pack and I loved its unique formula.

ONE Solid Shampoo Bar ($7.99): Formulated with soothing oatmeal and conditioning natural oils instead of harsh chemicals, the bar lets you lather up with just three or four rubs over wet hair, providing a fresh-scented deep clean. Available Scents: It’s Green (for bouncy lively hair), Goldilocks (name should be a clue!), Squeaky Clean (for oily hair), Hair Biscuit (for yummy hair).

You can also get their Solid Conditioner.

ONE Solid Conditioner Hair Boost ($7.99): Made with nourishing Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil, this earth-friendly solid envelops hair in nourishing natural moisture for a soft tangle-free finish.

You can find these products from ONE at Target Stores nationwide, Target.com, Walgreens.com and OneBathandBody.com

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

Mod Bod: 3 Cami Kits GIVEAWAY

Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners - Linda Kish #30, LuAnn G #3, Tj and Amy #54!

 I love, love, love, and love me some more, my Perfect Cami from Mod Bod.  I wear this thing all. the. time.

 
What do I love about it?  Ha, what don't I love about it.  It's super soft, comfortable and longer in length.  It's the perfect layering piece.  It also has a higher neckline which I appreciate.  Some of my favorite tops are a bit low cut.  When I wear my Perfect Cami underneath, that solves that problem.  I'm not a cleavage kind of girl, so this is exactly what I look for in a camisole.  But, it's not too high either.  It's just perfect.  I guess that's why Mod Bod calls it their Perfect Cami!

 
Get this in sizes XS - 3XL.  It also comes in a nice variety of colors.  I have the black and it goes with all my outfits.

I also got to try out their other shirts from their Basics line.  They are all incredibly comfortable.

 
 
I love that they are great basic pieces to have in your wardrobe.  They are very versatile and can be dressed up or down.

 
Hmmm....anyone think the model on the right is Michelle from The Bachelor & Bachelor Pad?!?  I swear it's her!  She's on their homepage, too!

 
I digress...

 
Three lucky readers will win their very own Cami Kit which includes two camis in a box!

 
And you can get 25% off your first order if you sign up for their email list

 
MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Mod Bod here and tell me one item you love.

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

Smart Kids Who Play: Smart Sunscreen

I'm a huge sunscreen fanatic.  I even wear it in the winter.  Yes, I'm very cautious like that.  And I'm teaching my kids to be aware of sun damage. 

I was very excited to have them try out the new line of sunscreen products from Smart Kids Who Play.  We took a trip to Santa Cruz towards the end of their summer vacation and really enjoyed using these products.

The SPF 35 Mineral Sunscreen is formulated with natural ingredients.  No parabens or chemical sunscreen active like octinoxate and oxybenzone are used.  This is sweat resistant and environmentally friendly.  It's a great sunscreen for kids!

Being the sunscreen freak that I am, I've never tried a stick formula before.  This was a breeze to apply!  Just swipe and go!  My kind of sunscreen.  This natural, chemical-free blend of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide doesn't sting sensitive skin.

I never forget lip balm with sunscreen.  So many people do! 

This fun grape lip balm was loved by my kids.  This contains all-natural ingredients and helps keep lips conditioned and protected.

I highly recommend these products from Smart Kids Who Play.  They're great!  So if you're looking for sunscreen that protects and will appeal to your kids, this is the way to go.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Smart Kids Who Play for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Andalou Naturals: Moisture Rich Sweet Orange & Argan Shampoo

This shampoo is my daughter's favorite.  She won't use any other shampoo but the Moisure Rich Sweet Orange & Argan Shampoo from Andalou Naturals.  I practically have to wrestle her to let me "borrow" it. 

It does leave my hair feeling silky smooth and moisturized.  I do love a good moisturizing shampoo.  I hate it when my hair feels dry after washing it.  This shampoo left my hair and me very happy...oh yes, and obviously my daughter, too!

Andalou Naturals Advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science improves hair follicle longevity and vitality for healthy hair from root to tip.

Sweet orange revitalizes follicles and healthy circulation. Omega rich Argan oil deeply penetrates each strand, repairing and restoring moisture, elasticity and strength, minimizing split ends and frizz with amazing luster and shine.

100% Sulfate Free and Color Safe


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

CampusBookRentals.com: The Text Book Alternative


Now that my kids are back in school, I know that college is starting just around the corner.  In fact, our local university starts today. 

Being a former college student, I know how expensive tuition can get, and let's not forget the cost of textbooks.  WOW!  That really takes it over the top!

At CampusBookRentals.com, you can rent textbooks and save up to 90%!  Now that's what I'm talkin' about!  Who doesn't need to save money in this poor economy?!?

I remember buying books and then realizing that they were worth very little at the end of the semester.  The bookstore wouldn't even buy them back from me.  Why?  Mostly because the course was going to be using a newer edition the next semester.  What a bummer...money that I could have saved using CampusBookRentals.com.

Here's a bit more about them:

Renting textbooks saves you money plain and simple and gets the same result in your classes as buying your books. Rent textbooks without the risk of your books becoming worthless by the end of the semester. Rent college textbooks from the comfort of your home or office. Don't lose money at your school bookstore anymore. Rent textbooks along with customers on over 4,000 college campuses that have used our service so far. Join the movement.

Campus Book Rentals offers new and gently used textbooks for typically less than half the price you'll pay in your school bookstore. Search for the college books you need and save money today!
Click here to find out how to rent books today.  The process looks incredibly easy and with their 30 day risk free guarantee, you can't go wrong.
Visit CampusBookRentals.com to start saving this semester!
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Mighty Leaf: Delicious Iced Tea

It's no secret that iced tea is my beverage of choice so I bet you can guess how thrilled I was to review Mighty Leaf.  Their tea is delightful!

I was sent their new Iced Tea Mixers.  Boy are they good!

My personal fav, and apparently a customer favorite as well - the Ginger Peach Iced Tea.  It was so easy to brew this tasty, refreshing drink. 

There are other iced tea flavors to choose from such as Calypso Mango, Organic Black and Sunburst Green.  Don't get me wrong, they were all fantastic, but the ginger peach was the winner in my book.



Ginger Peach Iced Tea Whole Leaf Pouches is made from sun-swelled peaches and delicate ginger that infuse a refreshing blend of Indian black tea leaves. A blissful and lightly sweet fresh-brewed iced tea with a golden hue.

    • Box contains four 1/2 gallon biodegradable whole leaf pouches
    • Each whole leaf pouch brews up 1/2 gallon or 64 oz of iced tea
    • Easy to use whole leaf pouch allows you to make fresh-brewed iced tea without wasteful bottles
 
Right now you can take 15% off site-wide with the discount code:  summertea15
 
Complimentary product was provided to me from Mighty Leaf for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

MyRubberStamp: Stamp of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Leha #76!


I have never in my life seen such breathtaking rubber stamps.  Stamps I tell you!  Yes, they're gorgeous!

I was able to review a custom logo stamp for my other blog, Funky Fun Finds, from the wonderful Etsy shop, MyRubberStamp.  My logo turned out terrific!  Just as expected.  Actually, better than expected!

My stamp is pre-inked and absolutely perfect.  Every time I stamp something, it comes out crisp and clean.  It's super easy to use and I love that I don't have to deal with an ink pad.

More about this product:

Our Pre-Inked Stamp is using Double Foam Technology. The inner sponge holds enough ink for 20,000 impressions without re-inking. The foam can produce clean, even and consistent impressions. Pre-inked stamps are re-inkable using a oil-based ink. Re-inking is easy to do by pulling off the handle and adding several drops of ink to the well.




You'll love the stamp designs from this darling shop.  Really...they're all gorgeous! 

Get a stamp for every occassion!  These would make great gifts for a teacher.  Customize a stamp for your wedding...the list goes on and on!

One lucky reader will win the stamp of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit MyRubberStamp here and tell me the stamp you love.

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

CamelBak: New! Better Bottle™ Insulated


My family LOVES CamelBak - especially my husband.  He's an avid cyclist and cannot live without his products from CamelBak. 

Now this company has a new bottle.  The 100% BPA-Free Better Bottle featured double-walled insulation.  This keeps beverages colder longer and reduces condensation.  Love that about it!  The spill-proof bite valve opens with a bite and seals shut automatically.

This awesome bottle comes in four great colors - cobalt (shown), key lime, lavender and magenta.

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

SpiritHoods & SpiritHoods Kids: Hood of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - tawndam #13!

I've never seen anything like SpiritHoods Kids.  This company is perfect for my daughter!  She ADORES animals and thinks her new Girls Husky Hood is the greatest.  How undeniably fun!

I was very impressed with the quality.  The faux fur looks great and it's such a unique design.  There are even cute little paw prints underneath.  What great detail.

You can view all the hoods for kids here.  And check this out - they even offer hoods for men and women from SpiritHoods.  Why not join in on the fun!  How cute would these look for the fall! 

One lucky reader will win the hood of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit SpiritHoods and/or SpiritHoods Kids and tell me the hood you love.

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

Itzy Bitzy: Flip Flops of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - sweetone624 #31!


Even though my daughter is back in school, it doesn't mean that she doesn't love wearing her flip flops around town.  The Sparkle Blue Flip Flops from Itzy Bitzy are darling.  The color is beautiful (my daughter's fav) and the sparkles are so cute.  These are very comfortable and look great with a variety of outfits.

If you're little one has smaller feet, sizes 3-5 feature an elastic strap around the heel so they don't slip off.  You can view all of their adorable flip flop styles here

And be sure to check out their amazing hair flowers.  A review for these will be up soon!  Watch for it.

One lucky reader will win the flip flops of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Itzy Bitzy here and tell me the flip flops you would choose.

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Time Timer - tannawings #4

Attiser - Felicia #43

Bubzidoo - Keyomi #30

**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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Laser Pegs: World of Bugs GIVEAWAY



I just stumbled upon a company that offers such cool toys for kids.  I've never seen anything like them before!

More about Laser Pegs:

The national award winning Laser Pegs™ is the first construction toy set in the world in which each piece feeds the next piece low voltage current. You can design and build anything you want with Laser Pegs™ and use them lit up or turned off. Laser Pegs™ use a high quality LED that will run about 100,000 hours, which is equivalent to keeping them illuminated non-stop for 11 years.




It's no wonder this company has won numerous awards.



You can view all of their kits here.

One lucky winner will win their very own World of Bugs!

The World Of Bugs kit is one of a kind allowing the end user to learn not only about the models they create using our "factoids" in the owner's manual however also the ability to create one of a kind Laser Peg models with four new exciting shapes!

The World of Bugs Laser Pegs kit comes with 84 Laser Pegs including four new Laser Peg shapes. You can build 18 models all around the BUG theme. The kit has an extremely innovative manual giving kids, adults or grandparents factoids with each model they create. You can learn the why's, how's and what's about each unique model constructed with the Laser Pegs.

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Laser Pegs here and tell me one other product you would love to try.

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**This giveaway ends on August 17th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 18th.

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Crazy Cat Lady


I'm such a sucker for cats.  I'll pull over just to get a closer look at one or to talk to it.  I'm a dork like that. 

This is one of our neighborhood cats.  I love its little moustache!  Haha - too cute.  He or she didn't want anything to do with me.  Crazy cat lady...

And just because people have mentioned this kitty looks like Groucho Marx, here you go:


West Bend: Family-Sized Griddle

Ahhh, the joy of breakfast.  My kids and husband LOVE it when I make a big weekend morning feast.  Doing this has always taken way longer than I would have liked it to.  Here I am with my pan in hand juggling one task after the other. 

I'm happy to say, gone are the days when I cook one thing at a time.  Now I have a great family-sized griddle from West Bend.  This thing is a lifesaver.  Breakfast is done in no time and everyone is happy, especially the master chef, moi!

This griddle is super easy to use and cleans up nicely.  I will be getting a ton of use out of this.  Up next, grilled cheese sandwiches.  Yum!

Griddle Features:
  • Large 10""x18"" non-stick cooking surface is suited for cooking for the whole family!
  • Removable temperature control with easy-to-read knob provides optimum temperature control and has both Fahrenheit and Centigrade markings.
  • Use the ""Warm"" setting to turn your griddle into a warming/serving tray.
  • Tilt-leg and grease tray work together to make draining and disposing of grease easier and cooking healthier.
  • Features cool-touch handles and durable, non-stick surface. Non-stick surface is easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and designed to last.
Head on over to West Bend to see all of their cooking products.  They're wonderful!

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

dENiZEN: Jeans for the entire family!

My husband loves his denim.  On his days off you can find him in a nice comfy pair of jeans.  We have found a new brand of jeans that fit him well and feel great - dENiZEN from Levi's.  You can purchase this line of jeans at Target.  Whoo Hoo - I love me some Target!  And they make jeans for the entire family.  I can't wait to try some myself and get some for my kids. 

All dENiZEN jeans are reasonably priced.  The men's loose fit my husband has are only $22.99.  Wow...what a deal.

It looks like my family has a go-to jean company now.  I can't wait to get some for everyone.

Be sure to follow dENiZEN on Facebook!

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Grandma El's: Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention

If your child suffers from the dreaded diaper rash, be sure to look to Grandma El's Diaper Rash & Prevention products.  Forget trying different types of creams to get the job done.  Grandma El's is the last ointment you'll ever buy.

A bit more about Grandma El's:

Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention is a Patented Skin Soothing, and Healing Ointment.  This unique Pediatrician Tested product has been used by Grandma El since 1974 to successfully treat and heal diaper rash.

Grandma El’s creates a skin softening, protective barrier which prevents wetness and stool enzymes from coming into contact with your baby’s bottom, while allowing the skin to breathe; something no other product offers.  Grandma El’s promotes the growth of new skin collagen, which helps the healing process. 

Grandma El has put an end to the white, messy paste, lotions, and creams. Grandma El’s knows that for the skin to heal, it needs to breathe.  Other products coat the skin, and stop the skin from breathing, thereby slowing the healing process.  Grandma El’s patented formula lets your baby’s skin breathe as it protects.

Grandma El’s may also help with the following:


· Preventing skin breakdown
· Healing irritation and chapping
· Promoting the growth of new skin collagen
· Soothing and softens baby’s skin making for a comforting experience
· Allowing skin to ‘breathe’ while protecting the skin from wetness and bacterial contamination Stopping redness, itching, pain, and soreness


Extensive research goes into every product we make.  All of our products are formulated using only the safest ingredients which are on the FDA GRAS list (generally regarded as safe list).  All of our products are manufactured in the USA under sound manufacturing procedures as set forth and monitored by the FDA.

We DO NOT use Phthalates, parabens, dyes, or any harmful ingredients whatsoever. Our preservative systems are comprised of natural plant life.

Right now you can take advantage of this $5 coupon with the code:  Monkey

To find a store near you, click here.  Be sure to read what others have to say about the amazing Grandma El's here.

And don't forget to follow Grandma El's on Facebook!

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Birds Eye: Amazing MyPlate Kit with $25 AMEX Gift Card GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Team JC #2!


I love serving Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetables to my family.  I can microwave them right in the bag  They always come out perfectly.  It's so fast and easy and a great way to save time, help my family eat right and spruce up any meal.

I love Birds Eye's new mission:

At Birds Eye®, we support the new USDA MyPlate icon and are committed to helping Americans unlock the wonder of vegetables.  Considering that only 6% of the population meets the daily goal for vegetables, this new call-to-action to fill half the plate with vegetables and fruits is a significant positive change.  But, there’s work to be done and that’s why Birds Eye® is on a mission to make vegetables easy, delicious and accessible to everyone.

Through our Share the Wonder grant program, Birds Eye will reward organizations that inspire communities and children to discover the wonder of vegetables with up to $20,000 in grants. Anyone can apply on behalf of a nonprofit organization they support, rally votes for their cause and have the chance at a grand prize of $20,000! Visit here for more info.

One lucky winner will receive a wonderful kit from Birds Eye!

The kit will include the following:

A Birds Eye plate, matching placemat, flatware, napkin, 5 full value Birds Eye coupons and a $25 grocery gift card (American Express)!  Wow, what a kit!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Tell me your favorite way to get your daily serving of vegetables.
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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  • Like Birds Eye on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you, and leave you name in your entry comment below 
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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**This giveaway ends on August 17th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 18th.

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