Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Amy & Brian Coconut Juice

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Eric loves the coconut juice from Amy & Brian!  This is his new favorite drink. This juice is the water from young, green coconuts.  The coconut pulp is removed from the husk, pulverized with water and then pressed to extract all of the liquid.  All of their coconut juice is 100% natural and 100% juice and pulp.  Their packaging is 100% recyclable unlike juices packed in Tetra-pak.

Amy & Brian coconut juice comes in three flavors - without pulp, with pulp and with lime.  The juice with the pulp is a favorite around here.  Get your hands on some of this light, delicious and refreshing coconut juice this summer!  Available through Amazon and at store near you here.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Born Shoes: Lani Sandals

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Finding a great pair of sandals that look and feel great all day is like hitting the jackpot.  You can't go wrong with a versatile pair of comfy spring shoes.  I love my new Lani sandals from Born.


These strappy slides are made of full-grain leather and feature high quality leather lining and cushy padding. I especially love the criss cross strap design that hug my feet. The 1" heel gives you a bit of lift and feels comfortable throughout the day.


Pair these with a skirt, shorts, skinny jeans...they look great with many stylish looks.  These sandals are available in black, nude, metallic silver and coral.

Born shoes never disappoint.  We have reviewed their shoes in the past and they exceed our expectations every single time.  They're high in quality, fit like a dream and feel good on our feet. We're big fans and know you will be, too.  Head on over to view all of their wonderful sandals for men and women.

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Giveaway: Graphic Image $50 Gift Card

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My kids love to play a fun game of Crazy 8's, Speed, War, the list goes on...who knew a deck of cards could be so fun!  We now have a beautiful place to keep our cards thanks to Graphic Image.

The Playing Card Holder in Crocodile Embossed Leather is such a chic little box. We have this displayed in our family room so our cards are always within reach.  It's such a sophisticated holder and can be personalized for free.


This is the perfect gift for a card lover or used as a nice decor piece for your home.  Be sure to check out all of the beautiful high end leather products Graphic Image has to offer.  There is so much to personalize and many great gift ideas for anyone on your list.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

LORAC: Unzipped Palette

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I've found the perfect palette, and I don't see needing any other makeup palette in my collection.  The LORAC Unzipped Palette features a beautiful collection of 10 highly-pigmented shades that will flatter all complexions. They aren't too powdery, the color payoff is excellent and they apply smoothly and evenly, never blotchy.


Just look at this collection of natural shades.  The heavy cardboard palette with magnetic closure also comes with a large mirror.  Each neutral shade has its name printed on the palette.

Let's get to the colors shall we?


Starting with the top row from left to right you have the following:

Undercover - the perfect matte highlight shade
Unbelievable - shimmer
Unattainable - shimmer
Unconditional - matte
Unbridled - matte



Bottom row from left to right:
Undiscovered - shimmer
Unreal - shimmer
Uncensored - shimmer
Unspoken - matte
Untamed - shimmer

I am very impressed with each shadow.  They are ultra-rich and really high in quality.  This is a sexy, versatile everyday palette for the neutral lover that will allow you to mix and match.

The Unzipped Palette also comes with a travel sized Behind the Scenes Eye Primer which I'm really enjoying.  I was using another high end eye primer, but this formula suits me better.  Not only have I found a favorite palette, I've also found my new favorite eye primer, too.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Giveaway: Workout Tank Top of your choice from Simply Sophia Maria

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My goal for 2014 was to get outdoors more with my family and feel healthy and happy.  I feel like celebrating all of my blessings when I wear my racerback Love Your Life Workout Tank.  This soft, hand screened tank top runs true to size, but I ordered a size up because I prefer a loser fit for layering.

I'm lovin' the hot pink and lovin' the message.  It's a comfy top that looks great at the gym or with a cute pair of shorts on the beach.


The Etsy shop, Simply Sophia Maria, offers a nice variety of workout tank tops that will inspire you to live the life you want.  I dig this shop's positive vibe, original designs and bold colors.


Giveaway Time:  Simply Sophia Maria is giving one lucky reader a grey Train Like a Beast or an aqua Giving Up Is Not An Option tank top!

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Maui Jim: Small Kine Aviator Sunglasses

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Maui Jim like you've never seen.  It's time to see the world in full color.


We've been enjoying the beautiful spring weather here in sunny California, and a perfect spring day means hanging outdoors with my family.  When I'm out and about in the sunshine, I always grab my Small Kine sunglasses from Maui Jim.
Maui Jim is known for their exceptional quality and high-end, luxury sunglasses.  All of their sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus lens technology for brilliant color.  Every detail is crisper and cleaner without glare or harmful UV rays.  Once you try them for yourself, you will instantly see the brilliance Maui Jim offers.


I only wear Maui Jim sunglasses and cannot find a more comfortable fit.  I often wear my Baby Beach aviator style (shown above in gold) and they are hands down the lightest pair of glasses I've ever tried on.  I can't live without them in my life.

The Small Kine sunglasses in black are also a new favorite.  They feature a pure titanium frame with acetate inserts, anti-corrosive traditional hinges, and a double bridge design with adjustable, non-slip silicone nose pads.  This updated aviator is great for all of my outdoor activities as they completely cover the periphery of my eyes.


This style compliments small to medium faces and I personally love the fit.  If you're Asian, the Small Kine and the Baby Beach fit nicely on the nose.  As Asians typically don't have a very prominent nose bridge, these two styles work exceptionally well since they are extremely light in weight, smaller in size and come with comfortable, adjustable nose pads.


The Small Kine comes in Gloss Black/Neutral Grey, Antique Gold/HCL Bronze and Gold Satin/HCL Bronze.  Of course, all glasses from Maui Jim come with a quality hard case and cleaning cloth.

Be sure to visit Maui Jim today to view all of their wonderful styles for men and women this season. Protect your eyes with style.

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Giveaway: Grace & Lace Jersey Tie Boot Cuffs & Top Extender - 2 WINNERS!

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Did you happen to see Grace & Lace on Shark Tank?!?  I was so happy for them and felt so proud that I have worked with such an amazing company.

We are super excited to be working with Grace & Lace again!  This creative company is so fresh, fun and frilly!  Here are two new spring items that are sure to knock your socks off.



I have their Jersey Tie Boot Cuff in grey and they are awesome!  This ultra casual "faux sock" cuff features drawstring self ties and soft jersey heathered fabric.  Their lightweight design hugs your leg for a perfect adjustable fit with removable and interchangeable ties.  Wear the bow at the side or on the back of the leg.

One size fits most and accommodates a calf up to 18" in circumference.  All seams are serged for a professional finish.


Available in grey, oatmeal, off-white, teal, denim and coral.  Such beautiful colors for the spring.  


Here is my ultimate favorite item for the spring season!  Their Top Extenders are so clever and cute. Just look at that peek a boo of lace.  Love it!

Now you can add a little lacey length to your top season after season.  These top extenders create a fun and feminine look that will flatter any body shape.  Their super soft jersey knit cami tank is adorned with 8" of lovely double-layer bobbin knit lace.  This extender will get great use in your wardrobe.  It's a great way to kick it up a notch! 


The top features adjustable straps and an elasticized top edge in the back for an individual fit.  These tend to run big so if you're between sizes, Grace & Lace suggests ordering a size down.  The model is 5'5" and is wearing a small.  The sizing is generous due to the stretch in fabric.


I love this top extender paired with a simple tee or flowy blouse.  Available in black, light pink, cream, ivory, mint, lavender, heather grey, sage and wine.

Giveaway Time:  Grace & Lace is giving away a pair of Jersey Tie Boot Cuffs to one lucky reader and a Top Extender to another lucky winner!  You choose your color!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Giveaway: California Delicious $50 Gift Code

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We are so thrilled to be working with California Delicious again.  This company offers the perfect gift for any occasion whether it's for a birthday, holiday, corporate gift, thank you gift, anniversary and more!  You and your recipient will love the wonderful tastes of California!

We received their amazing Spring Wishes Gourmet Basket.  It's filled with sweet and savory goodies that everyone will enjoy!  There wasn't anything in this basket that we didn't like.  I especially loved Cary's Chocolate Toffee.


Inside the reusable woven slat basket you will find Godiva dark chocolate truffles, Cashew Roca, butter toffee pretzels, English tea cookies, Cary's chocolate toffee, chocolate truffle cookies, a Ghiradelli dark and raspberry bar, Monterey jack spreadable cheese, water crackers and California pistachios.  It's the perfect basket to celebrate spring!

Every basket we have received from California Delicious has arrived well packaged and beautifully wrapped in clear cellophane.  This company's presentation is as good as it gets!

Giveaway Time:  California Delicious is giving one lucky reader a $50 Gift Code!

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Samantha Faye: Rose Gold Shell Necklace


Now that spring is here, all I can think of is getting to the beach to relax.  Nothing screams summer vacation more than the ocean.  I received a beautiful Shell Necklace from Samantha Faye that adds the perfect amount of shine to any outfit and makes me smile each time I wear it.


This pretty shell pendant hangs off a 16-18" chain and comes in sterling silver, rose gold plate and gold plate.  I have the rose gold and it's such a beautiful metal.  

If you're like me and summer equals sandy, beach fun, this is the necklace for you.  It's delicate, dainty and so pretty for everyday wear.


Visit Samantha Faye to see all of her beautiful necklace designs.  If you're a necklace lover, this is the company for you.  Their City Collection is really cool, and it's been featured in PeopleStyleWatch!

Discount Time:  Right now you can take 10% off your order with the code FunkyMonkey10 through May 16th!

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Giveaway: Punkalunk Printables Print of your choice

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Mother's Day is right around the corner!  The beautiful Etsy shop, Punkalunk Printables, offers a lovely selection of original art designs and personalized prints for any mother or grandmother, as well as prints for your home.



The Personalized Mother's Day Print is perfect for moms, grandmas, nanas, you name it!  You can personalize this with any number of children/grandchildren.  A proof will be sent to you within 2 days so you can view before it's sent to the printer.  Your print will be professionally printed on matte archival paper rated to last 100 years.  What a memorable keepsake for your family.


Here is another gorgeous Personalized Mother's Day Print that features sweet floral embellishments. This can be personalized with any title and number of children.  Just like the print above, you will receive a proof within 2 days.  Your print will arrive professionally printed on matte archival paper.

Giveaway Time:  Punkalunk Printables is giving one lucky reader the 8x10 print of their choice - up to $15!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Giveaway: Stella Carakasi $100 Gift Certificate

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I am in love with the chic knits from Stella Carakasi.  They are luxurious, comfortable and provide effortless style when I just want to throw something on and be out the door.


The Two Way Shrug is beautiful, versatile piece for your wardrobe.  With just one quick flip, this can be worn as a shawl collar or as a pointed collar.  Whichever way you choose, this quick and easy cover-up will add the perfect touch and a bit of warmth to any spring outfit.

Available in deep sea (shown) and white.


Another piece I'm loving is their Go-Getter Vest.  This soft vest is a great layering piece that features an asymmetrical design.  There is something about this vest that people really love.  Perhaps it's the unique style or the fresh take on a classic vest.  Either way, it definitely gets a lot of attention and compliments.


It looks beautiful layered over a tank top in the spring or layered over a long sleeve fitted tee with boots in the fall.  I just love pieces that can transition from season to season.  

Available in jute (shown) and blue.  Pin closure included.


Visit their website today to see all of their chic fashionable clothing for women.  They truly are high quality, modern pieces that will transition from day to night with ease.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Giveaway: Shirt of your choice from bky kid

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If I had known about the play mat t-shirts when my kids were little, I would have been in pure heaven! The Etsy shop, bky kid, offers t-shirts with fun tracks for kids' cars and trains with the bonus of a back massage!

This makes the perfect Mother's Day or Father's Day gift.  And yes, I'm still thinking of ways I can get my 10 and 12 year old to do this!


The Car Play Mat T-Shirt for dad is fun for everyone!  A play mat for kids and a mini back massage for parents....what more could you ask for?!  The front of the shirt is blank.  Also available in a train style, organic version, and tees for moms and kids.

Grandparents would love this t-shirt, too!


The cute Kids Car Pocket Tee would make a cute Easter gift.  This is great for father son playtime or pair it with their mom and dad sized play mat shirts.  These make great car themed birthday gifts for kids, too!  

This design measures 8x10 inches.  It comes printed on a white, tagless, pre-shrunk, 100% cotton pocket t-shirt.  The back of the shirt is blank.  Toy car is not included.

Right now you get FREE SHIPPING with their Easter Special!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Giveaway: Texas Timber Bat Company Personalized Engraved Baby Bat

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The Texas Timber Bat Company are mastercrafters of wood baseball bats since 1998.  This company offers exceptional quality, timeless style and a brand that reflects the values of America's pastime.   They are committed to the highest standards by using Northern White Ash, Rock Hard Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch and their time tested manufacturing process.  

Here are two beautiful and one-of-a-kind items that proud new parents and grandparents will surely love.


These Baby Bats would make the cutest nursery decor or baby shower gift.  This baby bat collection is built and certified to the length of your baby by 1/4" increments and engraved with your newborn's birth information.  What a wonderful heirloom birth keepsake that can be used as your measuring stick as your baby grows to show them just how long they were when they were born.

Different wood colors available:  Cherry, Natural, Wheat, Pecan


The Certified Engraved Baseball allows you to feature a name, birth date, time born, birth weight and birth length.  What a special and unique way to commemorate a birth.

Giveaway Time:  Texas Timber Bat Company is giving one lucky reader a Baby Bat!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cardiff Skate Co. ~ A New Way to Skate

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Cardiff Skate Co. – Remember skating as a child and the joy it brought?  The Cardiff Skate Co. has brought that joy back into my life and now am sharing it with my 12 year old son. We love to spend time outdoors and we've been enjoying it on a pair of Cardiff Skate S1s. Unlike the skates of yesteryears, the Cardiff Skates' wheels are set up like a tricycle - one wheel in the front, two in the rear. They are very stable, and on our third outing, we felt like skating pros!


What makes Cardiff Skates revolutionary is you can use your own pair of casual or athletic shoes. Skater style shoes, like Vans, with a stiff sole worked best for us; they felt more stable and one with the skates.


Putting them on are a cinch and requires only 3 steps to enjoy:
  1. Pull the skates open 
  2. Step into the skates, which automatically adjusts to your feet 
  3. Strap and tighten the buckle and you're ready to skate! 
Watch this video to see these innovative skates in action.


All that speed will need to be controlled and the wheel on the heel is what slows you down. To engage, just lift up on one of your toes, while the rear wheels are touching the ground, and the friction will do the job. The higher you lift your toes, the quicker you stop. When it's time to end the fun, loosen the toe strap by pulling on the lever, lift your toe out, and pull your heel out. So simple!

Looking at the skates themselves, you can tell they are quality made and designed with the consumer in mind. I wonder how many iterations it took to come up with the final product, because I cannot see how else these skates can be improved upon. The wheels roll smoothly, they fit my feet well, and they're very comfortable! Of course, the shoes you choose to wear will add to the comfort of your skating experience. There are two sizes, the Cardiff Skate S1 (medium to large size) and
S2 (small to medium size).

Bottom Line – Want to bring the joy of skating into your family's lives in the new millennium? Check out Cardiff Skate Co. and start making great memories! Skate responsibly, don't forget your safety gear such as helmet, knee, and elbow pads.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Giveaway: Hoops By Hand Item of your choice

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We've featured the beautiful Etsy shop, Hoops By Hand in the past.  This shop offers the most beautiful and interesting jewelry designs.

This shop was opened by four sisters with a passion for jewelry.  Their father, a very skilled jeweler, taught them all how to solder, pound and wind intricate designs from precious metals.  They've come together to bring their dad's breathtaking designs to all of you.


The Rounded Wrap Ring is handmade out of sterling silver wire.  The ends are smashed and rounded to add extra beauty to this ring.  This ring is slightly adjustable, but please let them know your ring size for maximum comfort.  You will also receive a free pair of mini hoops with purchase!

All of their designs are created by an expert craftsman and is inspected for quality.  Each piece is stamped with their seal, HH, and the appropriate metal from which it is made.  


The Niobium Heart Shaped Hoop Earrings look really pretty and will definitely get noticed.  The niobium wire is twisted into a cute heart shape and is perfect for sensitive ears.  These earrings measure about 1.25 inches in height and 1 inch wide.  You will also receive a free pair of mini hoops with your first purchase!

Just look at that color!


All of their jewelry comes packages in a jewelry pouch or box ready for gift giving.  Cleaning instructions and a cleaning cloth are also included to keep your jewelry looking like new.

And here is one of my favorites...


Giveaway Time:  Hoops By Hand is giving one lucky reader the item of their choice from their Etsy shop!

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Giveaway: Pair of Terra Cylinder Bud Vases from Arrow + Sage

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Words cannot express to you how much I adore the Etsy shop, Arrow + Sage.  Their handcrafted garden inspired goods are so incredibly lovely.  I love the simplicity of this beautiful shop.


The Small Terra Bud Vase is handmade using stoneware clay.  Each vase is slightly different which just adds to its charm.  The exterior of the vase is hand carved in a natural textured pattern, then hand dipped in an alabaster, satin finish glaze.  The top and inside of the vase are glazed, while the bottom is left in raw clay form to preserve texture.

This sweet little bud vase would look so pretty with fresh flowers in your home.  It will surely brighten up your day or make a special gift for a loved one.


Their Stoneware Garden Markers are gorgeous.  Now that spring is here, you will get great use out of these in your container gardens or garden beds.  Each rustic garden marker is hand cut, stamped, fired and then hand dipped in the glaze of your choice.  The backs are left unglazed and like all handmade items, each marker will be slightly different.

These are made to order so you may choose what you would like on your garden markers.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Giveaway: Fair Trade Designs $50 Gift Certificate

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Fair Trade Designs is a company that offers beautiful products that are made even more beautiful because their artisans are paid and treated fairly.  All purchases directly benefit impoverished women and girls around the globe.  This is a company we're proud to support.

Their tagline says, "ethical shopping without sacrificing your style."  Fair trade is a very unique way of doing business and you can learn more about it here.


The Basica Clutch is 100% handmade from buriti palm fiber, a renewable resource from the palm known as the "Tree of Life."  The pam fibers are responsibly harvested in the proper season so the three are not damaged or destroyed.  Artisans from northeastern Brazil create these clutches in a very labor-intensive process.

This chic clutch would make the perfect accessory to brighten up any spring outfit this season. Also available in Emerald Green, Samba Red, Aegean Blue and Natural.  It is fully lined with two magnetic snaps for a secure closure.  Measures 12 1/2" long and 7 1/2 tall.



The one-of-a-kind Keyboard Necklace is handcrafted in Vietnam by a group of 25 artisans from upcycled horn from bull and water buffalo.  The lovely neutral tones of the bone are accented by pops of color in an innovative technique of adhering vibrant hues to the bone.

This eco-friendly, lightweight necklace can be adjusted from 18"-20" with the toggle clasp.  No animals are harmed for materials used in this piece.  The horn is a byproduct of animal domestication for food and work.  Sales support programs addressing the artisans' most dire social and economic needs.

Giveaway Time:  Fair Trade Designs is giving one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate!

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