Thursday, March 28, 2013

KanJam: The Ultimate Disc Game {Giveaway}


KanJam Game Set - Spring is here!  Time to get out and play endless rounds of KanJam!   Despite my family’s lack of Frisbee throwing skills, we have loads and loads of fun playing KanJam.  We’ve all gotten better to the point that I think we can begin to play in KanJam tournaments!  OK, maybe not that good yet, but definitely getting there.

KanJam is a game that consists of an official KanJam flying disc (like a Frisbee) and two KanJam official goals.  To give you an idea of how the goals look like, the game was originally played using two garbage cans with a slot cut out in the front.  The KanJam official goals are now shorter and made of recycled plastic material that is light and portable. 

How to Play:  The game is played with four people, two per team.  A team consists of a “thrower” and a “deflector” on each side.  The thrower throws the KanJam flying disc and the deflector helps to score points by redirecting the KanJam flying disc.  The first team to score EXACTLY 21 points wins!  A team can also get an instant win if the thrower throws the KanJam flying disc directly into the slot without any help.  There are four ways to score which are explained below:

  • 1 Point - “Dinger” or Redirected Hit - The thrower throws the disc and the deflector deflects the disc to hit the side of the goal.
  • 2 Points – “Duece” or Direct Hit from Thrower - The thrower throws the disc and hits the side of the goal without any help from the deflector.
  • 3 Points – “Bucket” or Slam Dunk - The thrower throws the disc and the deflector helps in redirecting the disc into the goal through the top opening or through the front slot.
  • Instant Win – The thrower throws the disc directly into the slot in front of the goal.


You can order the KanJam Game Set directly from their site or you can find a location near you.

Bottom Line:  Want to enjoy the outdoors by playing a fun game with friends and family?  Join the KanJam craze that’s taking over America!


Giveaway Time:  KanJam is giving one lucky reader their very own Game Set!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" KanJam and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

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Tsubo Reade: Shoes with Urban Sophistication


Tsubo Reade Men's Shoes  –  Going for a modern sporty or casual look while staying comfortable?  The Tsubo Reade delivers. Constructed of leather, suede, and rip-stop nylon, these shoes will surely garner attention and compliments.  I especially love the rip-stop nylon feature on the shoes; it’s definitely unique and will separate you from the “me too” crowd.   I sport the Infinity/Dark Grey color combination and it looks great with a pair of jeans or khakis.  The Tsubo Reade also comes in Light Grey/Orange and Black/Dark Grey color combinations.


The Tsubo Reade’s comfort is attributed to dual density polyurethane cushioning, heel shock absorption and foot stability, contoured footbed, and flexible and removable sock liner.  I’m amazed at the technological length Tsubo went to in order to design attractive shoes that are also comfortable.  Perforations add enhanced air circulation keeping your feet dry.  The extra laces provided allow you to change the look of these shoes depending on the look and mood you are going for.

Bottom Line:  Versatile. Styled to be both sporty and casual, the Tsubo Reade just might be the shoes you reach for daily!

Complimentary product provided to me from Tsubo.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sparkling Ice: Naturally Flavored Sparkling Mountain Spring Water


My husband and I cannot get enough of the refreshing beverage, Sparkling Ice.  This zero calorie, gluten free, caffeine free sparkling mountain spring water is sweetened with Splenda.

There are 10 delicious flavors to choose from:

  • Coconut Pineapple
  • Lemonade
  • Orange Mango
  • Pomegranate Berry
  • Lemon Lime
  • Black Raspberry
  • Kiwi Strawberry
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Crisp Apple
  • Peach Nectarine

My personal favorites are Kiwi Strawberry and Pomegranate Berry.  However, they all taste great!  We love that it's sparkling which reminds us of soda, but tastes much healthier. 

Grab yourself some Sparkling Ice this spring.  Look for their sleek bottles at a store near you.  It's a light and refreshing beverage that will leave you hooked after just one sip!

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Ahnu: Quinn Boot



Ahnu Quinn Men's Shoes - Looking for chukka inspired casual shoes that will provide all day comfort?  The Ahnu Quinn should be on the top of your list!  For me, walking the streets of San Francisco is the ultimate test to assess the comfort level in a shoe.  The steep streets definitely put a beating on your feet and if you have uncomfortable shoes, you will know very quickly whether or not your shoes will hold up.  The Ahnu Quinn in Web Grey kept my feet comfortable all day long and passed the comfort test with flying colors!  The Quinn also comes in Black and Brown.

The Ahnu Quinn's comfort is attributed to an internal midsole, padded leather collar, and leather tongue.  It also possesses Ahnu's NUMENTUM TECHNOLOGY, which is an activity specific neutral positioning system that keeps feet balanced and encourages your body's natural biomechanics.  If you should run into inclement weather, water-resistant leather uppers will keep your feet dry and stain resistant.  If you get the urge for adventure, full rubber rand around the shoe will provide extra protection and structure allowing for stability in your steps.  Also, heel pull tabs allow you to put your shoes on with ease so you're ready to take on the world.


Ahnu is a company that you can feel good about.  At The Funky Monkey, we love companies who make our world be a better place to live.  Ahnu has contributed more than $250,000 to charitable organizations such as the Wilderness Land Trust, Breast Cancer Fund, Soles4Souls, Plus3Network, The Luna Chix, and Team Farsight.  Giving back to Mother Nature and to those in need in our society should be an initiative for all companies.  If we follow in Ahnu's footsteps by caring for our finite natural resources and the needy, this earth will be a better place to live in.

Bottom Line:  Need stylish shoes that will keep you comfortable all day regardless what adventure comes your way?  The Ahnu Quinn are the shoes you need to check out!  You will be happy to support a company that cares for our environment as well as for those in dire need.

Complimentary product provided to me from Ahnu.  All opinions are my own.

Wine for a Wedding: Box of your choice {Giveaway}

Wine for a Wedding is a unique wedding gift created to age three bottles of wine, in separate compartments, for future anniversaries.  What a creative way to toast the newlyweds for years to come.  The unique boxes are beautifully designed by artists, designers, painters and poets.


These gorgeous anniversary wine boxes make great gifts for wedding showers, your BFF's big day or for your new husband.  The front of each wine box features a special, individually engraved design that contains "Open On" Anniversary dates.  The inside features a personal message from you.


All of the wine is crafted by expert vintners.  Their wine packages are designed to age for future anniversary celebrations.  What a way to commemorate your treasured day.

Here's how it all works:

  1. Select your box from a variety of stunning designs
  2. Select your wine from an array of packages
  3. Personalize it with messages, a toast, photos, monograms, invitations...
  4. Order received within 2 weeks

Plus, a tree is planted for every box purchased.  We love a company that gives back!

Here are a few of their amazing designs.


Giveaway Time:  Wine for a Wedding is giving one lucky reader a Free Box of their choice (wine not included)!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Wine for a Wedding and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Booby Trapper: Nursing Canopy of your choice {Giveaway}

Introducing the Booby Trapper.  Moms, you're going to love this...


The Booby Trapper was invented back in 2009 by a nursing mother who recognized the need for a superior nursing canopy.  After many trials, the revolutionary dual-suspension design was achieved.  

The exclusive dual-rim design features a middle rim that suspends the fabric off of the bust area where mom and baby need it the most.

This innovative product has been featured all over the web and continues to wow parents everywhere.


Here are five reasons moms love the Booby Trapper:
  1. It's the only double-rim canopy for a truly visible, happy baby.
  2. The generous size ensures modesty for nursing moms.
  3. It folds up nicely to fit in any purse or diaper bag.
  4. It creates a distraction-free space for napping in public.
  5. The Booby Trapper doubles as a wonderful shade cover for strollers or front-carriers.
The Booby Trapper comes in a great variety of colorful patterns to suit your personality.

Click here to watch a demo video.

Giveaway Time:  Booby Trapper is giving one lucky reader the nursing cover of their choice!

Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada only.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Halo Creations: Woodland Tea Party Headband {Giveaway}

At Halo Creations, you will find a beautiful and whimsical assortment of headbands, fascinators and accessories.


This super fun Amilia Mini Top Hat features a ton of color and surprises.  This adorable hat would be excellent for horse races, photo shoots, tea parties and dress up.  


Little girls will feel so special in this fascinating hat.


This Lemon Zest Headband is perfect for the spring.  This low profile headband was designed with Pantone 2013 colors in mind.  Dress this up or down to add a wonderful pop of bright yellow to your wardrobe.

This is made with cotton fabric with a chenille dotted veil.  Other colors are available.


This pretty headband would also look great on bridesmaids.


Giveaway Time:  Halo Creations is giving one lucky reader a Woodland Tea Party Headband (pictured above)!  Look at that adorable little owl!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must visit Halo Creations and tell me one other item you love.

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rizzle and Rugee: Jungle Chevron Nursery Art Set {Giveaway}

Just darling!  That's exactly what I think when I visit the fresh and fantastic Etsy shop, Rizzle and Rugee.  Their children's wall art and prints are so special and unique.  Dress your space up with the creative wall art from this talented designer.


What an adorable Alligator Nursery Wall Art Print Set.  I'm loving the trio!  Each print measures 8x10 and can be customized in the colors of your choice.  Any word or name can be added to the middle print.  
The Set of 4 Elephant Nursery Art Prints are so creative and fun.  Each print measures 8x10.  The four prints together create one cute elephant.  Customize this in the colors to suit your space.

Frames not included.

Check out the amazing color selection below!  Simply gorgeous!


All of the prints from Rizzle and Rugee are available in four sizes - 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20.  Each print is printed on archival paper in a luster finish with archival inks that will last a lifetime. 

Custom orders more than welcome!
Giveaway Time:  Rizzle and Rugee is giving one lucky reader their very own Set of 3 Jungle Chevron Nursery Art Prints (frames not included) in the colors of your choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Rizzle and Rugee and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fancy Frills Boutique: Spring Bangle Bundle & Leia Layered Necklace and Earrings Set {Giveaway}

Here is an awesome giveaway from Fancy Frills Boutique!  One lucky reader will win the Spring Bangle Bundle and Leia Layered Necklace in the color of their choice!


The Leia Layered Necklace comes in four colors - cream, black, turquoise and coral.  Which will you choose?  You'll also receive the matching earrings.


The Spring Bracelet Bundle is available in three trendy colors - black, blush and blue.  What a hot look for the spring.  


MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Fancy Frills Boutique and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada only.

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Foamy Wader: Custom Tiny Name Necklace {Giveaway}

Foamy Wader is an Etsy shop specializing in beautiful handmade jewelry and fun knit beards.  All of their designs are hand crafted with natural gemstones, artisan wire work and metal smith techniques.  Their jewelry evokes a playful and joyful spirit that will be treasured for years to come.


This Custom Tiny Name Necklace features a 14k gold fill skinny banner that can be stamped with your name, nickname, monogram, initial sets and so on - up to 11 letters can be used.  Number and "&" characters are also available.

This beautiful piece hangs from 16 inches of 14k gold fill cable chain and is finished with a 14k gold fill clasp.  Your chain can be made longer or shorter upon request.

The pendant measures 1.3 inches wide and 2mm high.

This necklace design is also available in sterling silver and would make an excellent bridesmaid gift.


These gorgeous Ayrui Petite Earrings feature lovely faceted aqua Chalcedony heart briolettes that are hand wire-wrapped in sterling silver.  They come suspended from hand-formed artisan sterling silver french ear hooks.  The blue is so clear and pretty and reminds me of the sea.

These earrings measure 1.125 inches with 8 mm stones.

Giveaway Time:  Foamy Wader is giving one lucky reader a sterling silver custom tiny name necklace!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Foamy Wader and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

Giveaway open worldwide.

ONE entrant per household/IP address. We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Aerosoles: Becxtreme Flats


Hot pink & shiny studs....I'm in love.  The Becxtreme flats from Aerosoles are perfect for the spring!

The studded detail on the toecap is stunning.  The creamy pink nubuck is buttery soft and the cushioned footbed feels so good.  I'm on my feet quite a lot during the day and these shoes offer such luxurious comfort.  My feet feel cushioned with their famous diamond pattern on the flexible rubber sole.  


These shoes feel perfect the second you put them on.  When I try on a shoe, I want it to feel good right away. I understand shoes break in and get more comfortable with time, but I want to feel comfort and quality immediately.  I always get that feeling with Aerosoles.


I've had a lot of compliments on this style each time I've worn them.  If you're not that into pink, there are four other hot colors to choose from - black, blue, orange and green.  And they all look amazing.

Available in medium and wide widths.  From my experience, these shoes fit true to size.


Head on over to Aerosoles to see all of their fantastic shoes from casual to dressy.  There are so many awesome styles for the spring and summer.  

There is also a great winter clearance event going on right now - up to 70% off!

Complimentary product provided to me from Aerosoles.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Perugina: Chocolate Easter Basket {Giveaway}


We received this amazing Easter basket filled with delicious chocolate from Perugina.

This company is known for their delectable confection, Baci, which means kisses in Italian.  Inside the silky dark or white chocolate you'll find a yummy blend of chocolate and hazelnut cream which is dotted with more chopped hazelnuts and topped with a whole hazelnut.  They're unbelievable.

Each Baci features a note that expresses love, friendship and affection.  This chocolate is a wonderful way to express your love the Italian way.
Giveaway Time:  Perugina is giving one lucky winner their very own Easter Basket!


Your basket will include:

  • Gund Mini Plush Duck that quacks when you squeeze its belly
  • Perugina Assorted Chocolate Box with sunflower design
  • Baci Spring Bag
  • Baci White Chocolate Bag
  • Perugina Milk and Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs
  • Bag of Glacia Mints
  • One bar each of Perugina Dark, White, Milk and Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Reusable Wicker Basket

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Perugina and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

Giveaway open to U.S. only.

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Complimentary product provided to me from Perugina.  All opinions are my own.

HairJems: Exclusive Hair Stick and Matching Earrings {Giveaway}

The handmade hair sticks and hair accessories from HairJems are exquisite works of art.  This unique beaded hair jewelry is great for women with long hair.  Their creative styles and detailed craftsmanship willl add the perfect touch of glamour and class to your hair.  

Plus, this is an Etsy shop that gives back!  One dollar from each item sold is donated on your behalf to iOrphan.org.  This organization helps over 4 million orphans and homeless children in Russia and Ukraine.


This gorgeous Royal Green Boro Glass with Swarovski Crystals Handmade Hair Stick is undeniably beautiful.  Only the highest quality beads are used with richly accented genuine sterling silver.  The craftsmanship is of the highest quality.

What stunning earth tones, beads and crystals.

This hair stick measures 6".  The usable length is 4 1/2".


What a magical design!  The Unique Geisha Style Miniature Wind Chime Hair Stick in Crystal Clear is breathtaking. The wind chime dangle is such a special touch and will definitely look amazing for a wedding.

This whimsical hair stick features Swarovski crystals and fine cut Chinese crystal beads with an aurora borealis finish.  

The hair stick measures 6".  The usable space is 4 1/2" and the geisha dangle measures 4 1/4".


Giveaway Time:  HairJems has made this exclusive, one-of-a-kind sterling silver hair stick with vintage Swarovski heliotrope purple marguerite flower set in a sterling silver cone on a chic, sturdy stainless steel shaft, topped with a modern Swarovski bicone in heliotrope ~ shown below.


You will so receive a coordinating pair of earrings, a beautiful storage bag and illustrated instructions for using.


This simple, elegant design features heirloom quality and workmanship.

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must visit HairJems and tell me one other item you love.

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sweet Sambolina: Handmade Banner of your choice {Giveaway}

The handmade banners from Sweet Sambolina will add the finishing touch to your party or event!  

You'll find everything you need to decorate your event from cupcake toppers to table centerpieces in a variety of adorable themes.  Custom orders are welcome.  


Your little guy will love this All Sports Birthday Banner.  This comes in two separate pieces.  The HAPPY measures approximately 37 inches in length and the BIRTHDAY is approximately 43 inches in length.  The 3D letters and layered details make this banner stand out from the rest.

An additional 12 inches of ribbon comes on each end for tying your cardstock banner.  The backside is solid white.  This can be customized with any color and a name can be added for an additional charge.


This sweet Paris Birthday Banner with matching ribbon and tulle is darling.  This banner is made with cardstock and scrapbook paper.  Each square measures 5 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.  The HAPPY measures 38 inches long and the BIRTHDAY measures 44 inches long.

This 2 piece banner can be personalized with a name for an additional fee.  Need a different color?  Just let this Etsy shop know for a custom order.

Giveaway Time:  Sweet Sambolina is giving one lucky reader the banner of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Sweet Sambolina and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

Giveaway open to U.S. only.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Platypus Designer Duct Tape: 10 Rolls of Designer Duct Tape of your choice {Giveaway}

Introducing Platypus Designer Duct Tape!  This tape isn't like any duct tape you've seen before.  It has a stylish, matte finish with seamless patterns that align easily.

Duct tape is perfect for embellishment, personalization, crafts, parties, home decor and repair.  What a great way to upcycle everyday items into something beautiful.  Take your old shoe boxes and make them into attractive storage bins or turn pvc pipes into vases.  There are so many great uses for Platypus Designer Duct Tape!

It's no wonder this company has been featured on the Today Show, HGTV and was a winner of the Retailers Choice Award in 2011.  Be sure to visit their blog for craft, party and home decor ideas.  You may also submit your own crafts and awesome ideas to funstuff@designerducttape.com.


What a cool pattern that will take any old item from drab to fab.  The Pool Chevron Designer Duct Tape, as seen on the Today Show, is a favorite.  Get creative and cover outlet covers, room decor and so much more!

This pattern pairs nicely with Platypus Orange Linen, Summer Grass, Pink and Purple Polka Dot, Picnic Gingham, Saddle Leather and I Heart Tape.



This cloth-backed, weatherproof, adhesive tape measures 30' x 1.88".  Tears by hand with a smooth, matte finish.

Buy 5 rolls, get free shipping!


I'm diggin' the World's Best Walltet Kit in Everyday Gingham + Saddle Leather.  This is their first in a series of crafting kits.  Each kit is hand-created in their warehouse in North Carolina.  This would make an excellent gift for a crafty friend or anyone looking to explore their creative side.

I think this would be a fun project for parties and gatherings, too!  There is enough tape in the kit to create six wallets.  You will receive 4 metal corners, templates for each part and 2 rolls of tape.



This Saddle Leather + Everyday Gingham combo is a darling pair.  The leather looks practically real.
This intermediate kit is great for people who can use a pen knife (X-Acto) and mat.  Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Buy 2 kits and receive free shipping!

Giveaway Time:  Platypus Designer Duct Tape is giving one lucky reader 10 rolls of Designer Duct Tape of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must "LIKE" Platypus Designer Duct Tape and The Funky Monkey on Facebook in order to qualify.

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