Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My FairyTale Books: Personalized Children's Book of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - mommydoll13 #22!

I think books are such wonderful gifts for the holidays. My kids love to read, and I love giving them special books each Christmas. My FairyTale Books offers the greatest personalized books and DVDs. These books are sure to make your little one feel like the star they truly are.



Calling all Sesame Street lovers! This Personalized Children's Lets Count on Sesame Street Book is the perfect gift. You choose the gender, and you can add the full name of the child (first, middle, last), their hometown, state, age, up to three friend/relative names and a dedication. Click here to read the story!

Counting is fun when your child helps Elmo learn to count to ten in an exciting outdoor adventure.

After helping Elmo count all the needed sandwiches for the hike, your child, and many of the Sesame Street characters travel into the woods on an exciting adventure. Along the way, they learn to count to ten by identifying various creatures and sounds within the forest canopy. This personalized Sesame Street book not only helps teach how to count, it also helps your child learn some things about the great world around us.

TM & © 2008 Sesame Workshop

Approximate Size 9" X 6"

Hard wipe clean cover.




You can even get personalized kids DVDs! How cool is that?!? The Dora, Diego and Me DVD will delight your child.






Your child joins Dora the Explorer, Diego and Boots on a thrilling animal rescue adventure in this video, which encourages kindness and kinship with all animals.

This Personalized DVD features your child joining forces with Dora the Explorer and her friends Diego and Boots as they set out to rescue Baby Jaguar. Your child will help Dora navigate the map to get through the rain forest, around the cave and on to the waterfall, where Baby Jaguar is in danger. Your child will soar to new heights in this thrilling and educational video, which encourages kindness and kinship with all animals.

Approximate running time is 22 minutes. Recommended ages 2-7.

DISCOUNT TIME: Right now you can take 10% off your order with the code: XMAS2011

GIVEAWAY TIME: One lucky reader will win the personalized book of their choice! There are so many personalized kids books to choose from!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit My FairyTale Books here and tell me which book 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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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your entry comment (Qualifies as ONE extra entry per day)

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  • Tell me who this book will be for

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**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One 4 Three Designs: $75 Lasercut Necklace GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Mo #60!

Here is a company that I am excited to share with you today, One 4 Three Designs!

Molly and Gigi have always loved jewelry making. Both romantics at heart, they cannot get enough of the Lovers Light and the 143 story. They have decided to share the story that most everyone from the South Shore of Mass already is familiar with. Minot's Light flashes 1-4-3 meaning, "I LOVE YOU." Their line was created with hope that the romance with spread to your families and throughout the world, not just in the Boston area.





Laser cut 7/8 inch Sterling silver 143 Necklace with pearl (white) and chain



Solid Sterling 1 Inch Disc

Customized to suit, example is long/lat for Nantucket

GIVEAWAY TIME: One lucky reader will win their very own lasercut necklace worth $75!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit One 4 Three Designs here and tell me which necklace 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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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your entry comment (Qualifies as ONE extra entry per day)

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  • Like One 4 Three Designs on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you, and leave your name in your entry comment below

  • Tell me who this necklace will be for

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

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Monday, November 28, 2011

komoriuta: Video-Game Themed Handmade Toys


If you have someone in your life that loves Pokemon, then have I got the gift for you.  This darling Pikachu Amigurumi is absolutely adorable.  And in case you don't know what amigurumi is, read on.  Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.

My daughter went crazy when she saw this.  It's handmade with love and would make the cutest stocking stuffer!  From the tip of the ears, our little Pikachu measures 5 inches tall.

This item is not in their Etsy shop at the moment, but you can place a custom order by contacting komoriuta.

Check out Teddiursa here, and this cute Cosplay Pokeball Amigurumi here.

DISCOUNT TIME:  Right now you can take 10% off your order with the code:  FunkyMonkey

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

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

TENZI - Emily Reviews #14

Bioken - chichijunk #7 - new winner, original winner did not contact me within 2 days

**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.

MyBlogSpark: Big G Cereals & DC Comics Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - jenv #19!



Here's some really cool news. Now in specially marked Big G cereal boxes, you will find collectable DC Super Hero comic books starring members of the Justice League from Batman to Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern! My son was so excited to find these books inside his cereal.

Participating Big G cereal include; Cinnamon Toast Crunch (17 oz.), Lucky Charms (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios (17 oz.), Trix (14.8 oz.), Golden Grahams (16 oz.), Reese’s Puffs (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs (16.5 oz.)

GIVEAWAY TIME: One winner will win a Prize Pack that will contain the following:
  • 1 participating box of Big G cereal
  • 1 set of the collectable DC Super Hero comic books
  • 1 Green Lantern action figure
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit here and tell me which Big G Cereal is your favorite!

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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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook, blog, etc. page and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)

  • Tell me which super power you wish you had.

  • Tell me how will you use the comics to help promote children’s literacy.

  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address
**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**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.

“Disclosure: Product, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills and DC ENTERTAINMENT through MyBlogSpark.”

GREAT Cyber Monday Discount: a La Modish - Stylish Clothing for Children


I'm sure you can all agree that this dress from a La Modish is just the cutest.  I'm lovin' the beautiful, fun mix of prints.  I've never seen a dress like this!  How unique for the holidays.

It's a wrap!  The Miss Evelyn Dress is certain to be one of your fall favorites.  With its wrap-style design, and intentional extra-length, this frock will make her stylish this year and maybe even next!  Don't miss the scalloped edging of the wrap front or the navy blue linen flower that appears to hold the style in place.  Then tie it all together with a generous bow in the back!  Pair the 100% cotton Dogwood Blue fabric with the Houndstooth Corduroy fabric, and this style will keep her cozy as well as refined all throughout the season.

DISCOUNT TIME:  Today ONLY you can take 25% OFF your entire regular priced merchandise order with the code:  MONKEY

Starting December 1-31, you may also take 30% OFF any regular priced item with the code MONKEY.

Be sure to like a La Modish on Facebook to receive coupon codes and the latest updates!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Winners!

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Invitation Consultants - AubreyLaine #9

Bioken - jenv #39

Paper Rock Scissors - Wendy #11

PetCakes - Marie #18

**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, November 23, 2011

All Things Diapers Baby Store: Holiday Gift Guide


This holiday season will definitely have you running around doing this and that.  I wish I had purchased an Ergo baby carrier when my two children were babies.  Oh the possibilities!  I love the idea of having baby close while having access to both hands. 

All Things Diapers Baby Store carries many different colors of the Original Ergo Baby Carrier

Features include:
  • Ergonomic design
  • 400 threads per inch cotton poplin lining and hood
  • 100% cotton batting in body of carrier to soften edges
  • One inch, high density foam in shoulder straps
  • Quarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt
  • High Quality buckles tested by SGS
  • Waist belt circumference from 25" to 43"
  • Fits from 5' to 6'5" body height with adjustable shoulder and chest straps
  • Sleeping hood with elastic, adjusts in length to growth of baby
  • High quality webbing, matched to carrier color
  • Reinforcement stitching used at all fabric intersections
  • Interior rip-stop reinforcements at critical intersections
  • Durability/strength tested up to 90 pounds
  • Machine washable - cold, gentle cycles, mild detergent, no bleach. Dry in low heat.
Visit All Things Diapers Baby Store today to see all of their fantastic products!

You can follow them on Facebook here or read their blog here.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

we love citrus: Tiny clothespins in a jar



I've never laid eyes on such tiny clothespins!  This set from the we love citrus shop is just darling.  They only measure 1" in length and come in an adorable mini canning jar.

Use them for gift tags or hanging photos.  The possibilities are endless.  I have great plans for these clothespins.  I've been wanting to display my kids art and schoolwork in my kitchen for some time now.  These mini pins are just perfect for my project.


I'm sure you can come up with some great uses for these clothespins, too!  Head on over to we love citrus to purchase some for yourself.  They also come in a set of 25 or 100.  If you like the mini canning jar, that is offered separately as well!

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hasbro: KRE-O Transformers & Furreal Friends

The holidays are here, and kids want toys!  Here are some great options for you this year from Hasbro.

I remember my brother watching Transformers when we were kids, and now my own son loves it, too.  Hasbro sent over their KRE-O Transformers Autobot Ratchet Construction Set for me to review. 

My son just loves this.  This 2-in-1 construction set lets him build an ambulance or robot figure.  It's a lot of fun!  Recommended for ages 6-12.


Just look at this cute little Furreal Friends Newborn Chimpanzee.  This sweet little baby giggles when you tickle his tummy and drinks from his bottle.  The sweet newborns from Furreal Friends are just darling.  Includes 3 "AAA" batteries.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.


I trust Hasbro products for my own children.  After browing through their website, I know exactly what I'm getting my kids for Christmas.  Head on over to Hasbro to start shopping today!

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

Bows 'N Ties: Mens bow ties for all occasions


If you're searching for affordable bowties for the holidays, weddings, prom, etc., Bows 'N Ties has what you're looking for.  These soft bow ties are handmade from 100% silk.  They also come pre-tied for easy wear and features a hidden metal clip.  Each bowtie measures 2.5" wide.

To see all of their bowtie styles, click here.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Bows 'N Ties for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 18, 2011

TENZI: The Fun, Fast, Frenzied Dice Game!

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Emily Reviews #14!



I'm so glad I was able to receive the game TENZI for this review.  It is addictive, fast, fun and my entire family loves to play it. 

Each pack of dice contains 40 colorful dice - ten each of four different colors.  The rules are simple.  Just watch the video to see how easy and fun this game truly is.







Looks fun right?!?  It sure is!  This game would make an excellent stocking stuffer.

DISCOUNT TIME:  Use the code funkymonkey to get $5 off each game ordered.

GIVEAWAY TIME:  One lucky reader will win their very own TENZI game!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit TENZI here and tell me what you love about this game.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - make sure you leave your email address in your comment
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  • Like The Funky Monkey on Facebook here and leave your name in your entry comment below
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
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  • Like TENZI on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below
  • Tell me who you'll play this with
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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

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

PetCakes: Plush Forest Animal GIVEAWAY

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


I just love the adorable line of PetCakes.  They're too, too sweet.  Now they have their 2nd series out, the Forest Animals.  I received the raccoon and squirrel, and they are as cute as can be!

These plush animals can be removed from their little "cupcake" wrapper/holder.  These would be great stocking stuffers this year.

DISCOUNT TIME:  Right now if you purchase 4 or more PetCakes Collectibles plush toys, you will receive the PetCakes Collectibes Minis for FREE.  You only have to pay an additional $1.99 shipping/handling.

When you place a multiple order of PetCakes plush toys, you pay $6.99 shipping/handling for the first PetCake and each additional plush toy is only $1.99 shipping/handling.

GIVEAWAY TIME:  One lucky reader will win their very own PetCake Forest Animal.  The company will choose your character.

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit PetCakes here and tell me your favorite plush character.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - make sure you leave your email address in your comment
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook, blog, etc. page and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)  
  • Like PetCakes on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below
  • Tell me who this will be for
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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

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

Veronica's Arts: Hand Painted Creations


When I think of Christmas, I always think of ornaments.  My mom collected ornaments all throughout my childhood.  If we went on a family trip, you bet she purchased an ornament to remember our fun times together.  Graduation, dance recitals, baseball games, we've got it.  I love helping her decorate her tree every year.  It brings back so many fond memories. 

Now I'm continuing the same tradition with my children.  My daughter is obsessed with birds.  I knew I wanted to find an ornament so I could remember her love for birds. 

Veronica's Arts creates the cutest solid wood hand painted ornaments.  When I saw the Cardinal Ornament that can be personalized, I knew that was the one.  It's just so cute and reminds me of my little girl.  It is coated with a non-toxic sealant and is reasonably priced for a one-of-a-kind hand painted work of art.

This Etsy shop also offers hand painted memory boxes and denim creations.  Visit them today to see all of their unique pieces for the holidays.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

StickerYou: Custom Stickers


I remember my childhood sticker book.  Gosh, those days were sure fun!  I would have LOVED StickerYou when I was a kid.  This site lets you create your very own page of stickers with their totally awesome Sticker Maker.  This tool is so easy to use.

My daughter and I had a blast creating her very own sticker sheet.  We were able to choose our very own designs.  Just drag and drop, mix and match - the possibilities are endless!  You are even able to resize the stickers and change some of their colors, too.  By resizing them to all fit on one page, she had quite the sticker assortment.  When it arrived in the mail, it looked fantastic!

Thanks, StickerYou!  You have an amazing company.  Check them out and starting having some serious sticker fun!

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

MAILABLES: The craft you can send

My kids love to draw, color, create...especially my daughter.  She's so dang artistic.  They were really happy to receive their MAILABLES in the mail.  This is a craft project that you can send!  It's really fun!

This company offers five different Happy Birthday styles to choose from.  Just color and send it off in the mail.  All your recipent has to do is assemble the card (it's super easy) and enjoy!  I love that the card is colored by hand.   What a nice personal touch.

Head on over to MAILABLES to snag some of these cute cards!

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

Bioken: Enfanti Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - chichijunk #7!

Can a shampoo and conditioner change your world?  The answer is a big FAT yes.  Thank you Bioken.  With your Enfanti Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, my hair has never looked better.
 
This stuff is amazing.  It leaves my hair so silky and smooth.  The first day I used it, I blow dried my hair and styled as usual.  I could instantly see a difference in its shine and texture.  I almost did a double take in the mirror.  What just happened here?!?  My hair looked like I just stepped out of a salon, and I am NOT kidding you, I had my husband, mom and co-worker ask me if I cut my hair all in the same day.  It was wild!



The shampoo is sulfate free with a special blend of organic herbs and therapeutic botanicals.  It revitalizes, rejuvenates and rapidly repairs all hair types and textures.  It also protects hair color and blocks UV rays with its Nano technology.



The conditioner is amazing.  It is fortified with a full supplement of vitamins and herbal extractions.  Its gentle, balanced, healing technology really leaves my hair feeling so soft.  Green tea, calendula, chamomile, nettle and guarana extract moisturizes and rejuvenates.  The conditioner is not heavy or greasy feeling.  The lightweight formula detangles and restores.

Don't we all deserve great hair days?  Seriously, when you have great hair, you just feel like a million bucks.

GIVEAWAY TIME:  One lucky reader will win the Bioken Enfanti Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner Set! 

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Bioken here and tell me another product you would love to try.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - make sure you leave your email address in your comment
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Like The Funky Monkey on Facebook here and leave your name in your entry comment below
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook, blog, etc. page and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)  
  • Like Bioken on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below
  • Tell me your major hair complaint
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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

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

PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com: Love your dress

Buying a wedding dress is big deal.  It can also be a very expensive deal, too!  When I see the wedding dresses of celebrities in magazines, I'm always drawn to Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier.  Their styles are so feminine, classic and simply beautiful.  However, the price tag...not my thing.  I could never spend that much on a wedding dress no matter how much I loved it.

If you're budget conscious and want a designer wedding dress, perhaps you should consider looking at used wedding dressesPreOwnedWeddingDresses.com offers a huge assortment of top designer dresses with deep discounts.  Some dresses are new, some are samples and some are used.


I. love. this.  The Monique Lhuillier Calista dress is simply stunning, and it's 23% off.


Take a look at the lovely Vera Wang Fern dress.  It's 31% off!

At PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, you can sell your wedding dress or accessories.  This company has #1 rankings on Google with 7+ years of experience connecting buyers and sellers.

To read more about how it all works, click here.

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Pure Integrity Soy Candles: The Finest Soy Candles Around



I really love having soy candles around the house.  Not only do they smell wonderful, but they are clean burning for my family.  Pure Integrity Soy Candles offers some really wonderful scents such as peppermint, hot apple strudel and the intriguing chai latte.  I really want to try that one!

Each of their candles has two natural cotton wicks, excluding the 5 oz. size.  You can even view the strength of each fragrance to fit your needs.

Read a bit more about this company:

Pure Integrity Soy Candles are scented above & beyond your best scented candle! Our soy candles burn clean, last long and utilize all the wax in the jar. Our innovative fragrance technology, enables us to create incredibly strong scented and great performing soy candles!

Our soy candle fragrances are petroleum, alcohol, and Phthalate free. That means . . .exceptionally, strong, pure, and amazingly realistic fragrances for you to enjoy! The finest soy candles around!


Sugared Spruce Scented Candles - The natural, pleasant scent of pine with a touch of sugar for added sweetness. A very unique and masterfully designed fragrance. A stunning choice for the winter season.

Summer Bouquet Scent Strength ~ Very Strong ~ Fill large areas


Vanilla Almond Scented Candles - Alluring creamy, vanilla beautifully combined with oven roasted almonds. Irresistibly wonderful!

Vanilla Scent Strength ~ Very Strong ~ Fill large areas

Head over to Pure Integrity Soy Candles to start shopping for the holidays today!

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Invitation Consultants: Set of Notepads GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - AubreyLaine #9!

If you're on the hunt for some great invitations, stationery, and so much more be sure to stop by and check out what Invitation Consultants has to offer.  I'm so amazed by their large selection of custom items.  Their holiday photo cards are to die for!


Check out these cute Calendar Posters.  What a handy way to display the date with some added personal touches.  Their designs are so fresh and fun.

Celebrate a year of special events and wonderful occasions with these colorful calendar posters! The 2012 calendar posters are printed on our premium 100% recycled paper and add a special touch to your wall, fridge or office! You can be sure to find a design that fits your personal style from our selection of vibrant and modern 2012 calendars! Many also include a photo so you can be among your favorite smiling faces all year long!


The Personalized Notepads are darling.  Isn't this Holiday Checklist Notepad is so festive and handy to have?!?

These colorful notepads are practically perfect with fresh designs and high quality craftsmanship! The personalized notepads make the perfect gift or accessory and will brighten up any desk or home. Shop our collection of personalized notepads and find yourself the perfect spot to jot down your big ideas!

GIVEAWAY TIMEOne lucky reader will win a Set of Notepads of their choice! 

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Invitation Consultants here and tell me which notepad set 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.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - make sure you leave your email address in your comment
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook, blog, etc. page and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)  
  • Follow Invitation Consultants on Twitter here and leave your name in your entry comment below
  • Like Invitation Consultants on Facebook here, tell them The Funky Monkey sent you and leave your name in your entry comment below
  • Tell me one other item you love from this company
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbanana AT live DOT com
**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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

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VTech LS6475-3 Multitasking Phone System - Help for the holidays!


The holidays can be a very stressful time for many.  It takes multitasking to an entirely new level!

Connecting with family is the most important part of the holiday season in my home.  Whether relatives live in town or out of state, contacting loved ones is normal part of our holiday routine.  For those family members that don't live nearby, a phone call is a must. 

Did you know that 45% of VTech Holiday Survey respondents said a phone call to catch up is the best present a distant friend or family can give them for the holidays?  A simple phone call is all it takes.

Calling family and friends was the top thing respondents wished they did more often during the busy holiday season.  Try to take the time out of your busy holiday schedule to call your family.  They'll be thrilled.
 
I spend a lot of time talking on the phone during the holidays.  With only one set of hands, this makes getting other holiday jobs much harder to do.  Thank goodness for the new VTech LS6475-3 Multitasking Phone System!  This phone will save me so much time, and I'll get to chat with friends and family while cooking, cleaning, and getting ready for the festivities.

46% of survey respondents said they would spend more time with family and friends if they had an extra set of hands.  Wouldn't we all?!?

This is one attractive phone system!  It's so modern, comfortable, and works wonderfully.  My husband really enjoys using it, too.  It's a life-saver any time of year.  Our lives never slow down around here.

The features go on and on:
  • Retrieve messages on the digital answering system from the handset.
  • Remotely retrieve messages on the digital answering system.
  • Easy to use, standard wall mount capability.
  • Backlit message counter.
  • Audible time and date stamp on recorded messages.
  • Stylish metallic finish.
  • 50 name and number phonebook directory.
  • Slim handset size.
  • Trilingual prompts allow you to choose between English, Spanish or French.
  • Multiple over the ear and over the head wearing styles.
  • Caller ID/Call waiting stores 50 calls.
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft with digital security. Your call is digitized and encrypted, making it nearly impossible for someone to eavesdrop.
  • Audio equalizer allows you to choose from 4 different profiles to best match your hearing.
  • Excellent range, up to 500 feet.
  • VTech supports RoHS initiatives by reducing the use of hazardous substances including lead, mercury and cadmium.
  • Energy Star Compliant.
  • Expand this system up to a total of 12 cordless handsets and 2 cordless headsets.
  • Hearing Aid Compatible.
  • Blue backlit keypad and display.
  • HD Audio provides an extended frequency band allowing for the signal to be reproduced and tuned for a fuller and clearer sound.
  • Voice Announce Caller ID audibly announces the name and number of the caller on all of the handsets and base unit. No need to find the handset to see who is calling. Makes screening calls that much easier.
  • Push-To-Talk acts as a multiple handset walkie talkie system to instantly communicate with any or all of the handsets within the system.
  • Digital answering system with 14 minutes of recording time. No tapes or moving parts.
  • Enjoy the freedom to have a private, cordless, hands-free conversation anywhere in your home or office. This DECT 6.0 cordless headset gives you the same interference free, superior sound, and long range you expect with a traditional DECT 6.0 cordless handset.
  • Interference free for crystal clear conversations. Won?t interfere with wireless networks and other wireless devices.
  • With the touch of a button, the handset speakerphones makes hands-free conversations easy.
  • Handset volume control.
If you're thinking about purchasing the sleek VTech LS6475-3 Multitasking Phone System for yourself or for a loved one, I highly recommend it. 

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of VTech and received a product sample to facilitate my review.”

Paper Scissors Rock: Alarm Clock or Set of Magnets of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the lucky winner - Wendy #11!


The colorful clocks from Paper Scissors Rock are so fun to look at, and there are a ton of designs to choose from!  My son loves bowling and this is going to look so cute in his room!  This clock measures 6" and would make an adorable holiday gift this year.

Click here to see all of the wonderful wall clock styles.  You're sure to find the perfect clock for your loved one.  All of the artwork you see are reproductions from original paintings by the talented artist, Pamela Corwin.


Here is a photo of my clock that came carefully wrapped in a gift box. 

DISCOUNT TIME You may take 20% OFF your order with the discount code:  BLOG

GIVEAWAY TIME:  One lucky reader will win their very own alarm clock or set of magnets of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Visit Paper Scissors Rock here and tell me the alarm clock or magnet set 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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**ONE entrant per household/IP address

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

lettergirl: Gorgeous Handwritten Stamps


Seriously.  Could this address stamp get any cuter?!?  It's handwritten people!  Handwritten!  This Etsy shop really knows what they're doing when it comes to creating custom stamps that are full of whimsy, creativity and class.

I am head over heels in love with lettergirl.  What talent this shop owner has!

The stamp you see pictured is their Elizabeth Address Stamp.  I have the self-inking version and it is fantastic.  It's super easy to use, looks terrific on my envelopes and makes me one happy girl when I see it.

Any stamp from lettergirl would make wonderful holiday gifts this year.  Please note that production time takes two weeks.

Right now you can get FREE Shipping through November 25, 2011 with the code:  HAPPY 

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

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cheerios is speading the CHEER to military families everywhere!


Veteran's Day is the perfect time to show all of our military families just how much we appreciate their dedication to our country.  My heart goes out to you all.  THANK YOU!

My husband served in the Marine Corps for five years and my brother served six years in the Coast Guard.  Lucky for me, my husband was never called to duty, but I can definitely sympathize with other military families who have loved ones serving overseas.

Here is some wonderful news that I can't wait to share with you all.  Cheerios and the USO have launched "Cheer," a fabulous postcard campaign that spreads cheer directly to our honorable military families and supports USO programs. 



Just look for the specially-marked Cheerios boxes that feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box.  It's so simple.  Just cut out the postcard and write your message of thanks.  Get creative, and make a drawing if you wish!  A your stamp to the pre-addressed card to the USO, and they will deliver your personalized card to military families across the country.  Very cool, right?!?



That's not all...

Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO for every Cheer postcard from a specially-marked Cheerios box.  All postcards must be received by November 30, 2011.  So far, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate an additional $100,000 depending on how many postcards are received. 

So what are you waiting for?!?  Send some cheer today!  Head to your local grocery store and start mailing those postcards!  It's so easy, so helpful and so appreciated.

Thanks Cheerios! 

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cheerios and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to post.

Honoring all who have served


As the proud wife of a Marine, let's honor all who have served today.  Semper Fi!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JACKpot Designs: Beautiful Address Labels


The holidays are here, and you know what that means?  It's time to mail out the holiday cards soon!  Why not dress your envelope up with some gorgeous labels from the wonderful Etsy shop, JACKpot Designs.  These labels really make a statement and add the perfect finishing touch to all of your cards, letters, invitations, etc.

I received the Scroll Circle Address Labels, and they are beautiful.  I cannot wait to use them this year.  They come in a set of 30, but you can get other quantities as well.  You have your choice of color, matte or glossy and font choice.  And they're only $5.50!  WOW!


Aren't they lovely?!?  I love their classy simplicity.

Right now you can take 10% OFF your order with the discount code xmas11.  This offer is good until December 31, 2011.

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