Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Women's Cardigan Wrap from Charles River Apparel


It was extremely easy to fall in love with the Women's Cardigan Wrap from Charles River Apparel.  This versatile, on-trend and comfortable cardigan can be paired with a variety of looks from jeans to slacks.  It's the perfect layering piece and adds that extra bit of warmth.  Whether you wear it in the fall, winter or spring, it will quickly become your go-to cardigan.


The exceptionally soft and luxurious 100% Supima cotton feels like butter against the skin.  I cannot express how comfy this is to wear!  The tagless shawl style collar and asymmetrical front drape flatters a variety of body types.  The length extends to mid-hip and drapes nicely on the body.  Quality is key, and this cardigan is double needle stitched for durability.  I've worn and washed this many times.  It looks just as good as the day I received it.  No fading, pilling or shrinkage.  I wish I had one in every color!

Available in women's sizes XS-3XL.  Colors include:  Black, Navy, Dark Charcoal Heather (100% cotton due to heathered coloring, Berry and Garnet.

Visit Charles River Apparel to see all of their stylish clothing for men and women.

Product provided from Charles River Apparel.  All opinions are my own.

The Funky Monkey Favorites


The Personalized Print Mouse Pad with Monogram from Memento makes the perfect gift!  It's thoughtful, useful and cute to boot!  You choose your print, monogram style, monogram color and frame color.


This bright and cheerful mouse pad is the perfect pick me up for the workplace.  Whether you're a working woman or college student, this high quality pad will brighten your day.  Mouse pads deserve to have some personality, too!


Head on over to Memento to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Set of 3 Neutral Tones Earrings from Pop Jewelry Studio Giveaway - 3 WINNERS!


I have been on the hunt for the PERFECT mini studs for my second ear piercings.  The handmade teeny tiny studs from Pop Jewelry Studio are my new best friends!  They're the ideal size and compliment so many looks and earrings I already own.


I was able to customize my set with the colors of my choice.  I chose from top to bottom:  Twinkle glitter, stardust, gold glitter, sand, mocha, and black.  These basic neutrals with added bling add just the right amount of color and sparkle.

There are tons of colors to choose from and various sizes to suit your personal taste.


I just love all the pretty pops of fun color.  All colors are original and carefully created from polymer clay. Each pair os finished with high shine clear resin.  

Wouldn't these sets make the perfect gifts?!  Check out this Etsy shop to see their selection of necklaces, hair accessories and dangle earrings, too!


Giveaway Time:  Pop Jewelry Studio is giving THREE lucky readers the Set of 3 Neutral Tones Earrings you see pictured above!  

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Chamberlain Universal Garage Door Mini Remote


Chamberlain Universal Garage Door Mini Remote (Model MC100) – Portable, convenient, and easy to set up!  I’m a big fan of Chamberlain’s vast line of products and I’m very happy to have this mini remote.  I currently use the Chamberlain MyQ Garage opener which enables me to use my smartphone to control my garage. I can also monitor my garage to see if it is open or closed anywhere I go (previous review here).  

Recently, my family and I went on a weekend getaway and the Chamberlain Mini Remote came in handy. We have a remote pad to control the garage, but my father-in-law seems to always forget the code. I handed him the Chamberlain mini remote and he was thankful that he was able to get in and out of our house with ease!  


This mini remote comes with two buttons and can control up to two products to include a garage opener, MyQ lights, gate operator, and commercial door operator.  It works with various brands including the Craftsman garage opener I have from Sears.  Set up was a breeze and it only took 5 simple steps.  Just an FYI, Chamberlain may have an outdated setup instruction circulating.  Step 5 says to press and release the button after the garage is open.  However, you need to “press and release” AS the garage door is opening.

I can think of many different people who can use this product.  Motorcyle riders, fitness enthusiasts such as runners, walkers, joggers, walkers, cyclists, etc. will be happy with the remote’s portability due to its light weight and mini size at 2.25 x 1.25 inches.  Out-of-town guests, a house sitter, neighbor, nanny or even your own kids will also appreciate the easy access into the garage and/or turning on a light that is controlled by a Chamberlain MyQ Remote Light Control Module.

Bottom Line – Need easy access to your garage in a small portable package?  The Chamberlain Universal Garage Door Mini Remote is the solution!  It can also control lights in your home to ensure you and your family stay safe.  Available at Home Depot in the US and Canada with a retail price of $49.99.  Visit Chamberlain for other innovative and great products.

The Funky Monkey Favorites

Do you have a teen that deals with anxiety?  Once Upon a Zombie: Book One, The Color of Fear, will help your child understand that they can overcome their fears, even when they seem overwhelming.  This hardcover book offers a twist on favorite fairytales that will keep readers engaged and wanting more!  The reviews on Amazon speak for themselves!  



In ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE: Book One, The Color of Fear (The Toon Studio
Press, October 2015, hardcover) Caitlin Rose Fletcher has fallen
(literally) into a bizarre underground world where she finds herself
up against an evil queen who has zombified some her favorite fairytale
heroines, including Snow White, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. Caitlin
is their only hope for undoing the evil queen’s curse and returning
them to full life. But first, she’ll have to learn how to manage her
anxiety and overcome the panic attacks that frequently leave her
gasping for breath. “In this story, the zombie is a metaphor for the
anxiety that can leave us unable to act and take charge of our lives,”
says co-author Billy Phillips. In the underground world there are two
kinds of zombies: the grotesque Blood-Eyed, who are at the mercy of
their own flesh-eating impulses and Royal Blooded, who maintain their
beauty and nobility because they can resist their worst impulses. If
Caitlin is going to steer clear of becoming the first she must try to
emulate the second and take control of her irrational fears.

ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE is a zombie tale for the age of anxiety. By using
the popular image of the zombie Phillips and co-author Jenny Nissenson
prompt us to reckon with how anxiety can impact our lives and how we
can overcome it. “We aren’t saying get rid of fear because some fears
are helpful—even lifesaving, but others can rob of us our ability to
act and render us like zombies. Those are the ones that Caitlin has to
overcome and what we hope kids will take away from this book is that
they can overcome anxiety and be the hero of their own story,” says
Phillips.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nuwoods: Genuine Wood Designer Cases for Smartphones

Nuwoods Designer Cases for Smartphones – Exotic styling and ultimate protection!  I absolutely LOVE my Nuwoods case for the iPhone 6.  I have the Aromatic Cedar and the Padauk and both have elicited compliments from friends as well as strangers. Not only do these cases look good, they also offer the ultimate protection from scratches, dings, and dents.  In the past, I have had to make compromises when it comes to protection due to the case design.  With the Nuwoods case, there is no part on my phone that risks damage since only the ports and screen is exposed.


The design and marksmanship on the Nuwoods Designer Cases is second to none!  The wood itself is top notch and what you would expect if you were admiring an expensive piece of furniture.  The rubber portion that surrounds the phone is fused flawlessly to the wood backing.  The sides also have checkering like what you find on a quality 1911 pistol ensuring the phone won’t slip from your hands.  Last, but not least, the case does not add unnecessary bulk to the phone and a super slim profile for the iPhone 6.


I was pleasantly surprised to find out such a quality case came from a father and daughter team out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I imagined this case would be found in high end boutique stores in New York or Beverly Hills.  The box it came in itself is very presentable and exudes high quality.  The unique works of art from the world’s most treasured exotic woods are sourced from suppliers certified with the Forest Stewardship Council who practice sustainable forest management.  Only 100% all natural finish and sealers are used in lieu of harmful chemicals.


Bottom Line:  If you’re looking for a quality case with exotic styling for your smartphone, Nuwoods has what you need for the iPhone, HTC, and Samsung.  Visit this Etsy shop to see their beautiful and exotic wood case designs for your phone.

Product provided from Nuwoods.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Funky Monkey Favorites


The 100% Pure Argan Oil by Josie Maran has saved my skin this winter.  I use this to moisturize my face and lips day and night.  This Moroccan organ oil is extracted from the nut of the organ tree, which grows only in the Moroccan desert.  It's packed full of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids.   Organically grown and cold pressed, it heals conditions and repairs all skin types.  It's so wonderful for your body, face, hair...even your baby's bottom!  This is magic in a bottle and I seriously cannot live without it.


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Lewis N. Clark Duffel Bag Giveaway



Lewis N. Clark 12”x 24” Duffel Bag – The perfect weekend getaway duffel bag for the adventure traveler!  I travelled to the rainy pacific northwest for a 2 ½ day trip and was impressed with how this bag performed.  It rained the whole time I was there, but thankfully this bag is built to withstand the downpour.  Other bags I have used in the past have not performed as well as this bag in rainy weather. 

The Lewis N. Clark duffle bag is built to last.  I foresee myself using it for many years to come.  The weatherproof 900D polyester material will not only withstand the weather, but will also be able to withstand regular everyday use from travelling.  Most importantly, it will protect the contents of the bag from damage.  A large heavy-duty compartment zipper will ensure that if you overfill your bag, it will still close shut.  I also love the details added to the zipper; it has a knotted string that functions as an “easy to grab” handle so it can be opened and closed with ease.


Design of this duffle bag is top notch!  The rectangular shape allows me to neatly pack my clothes minimizing wrinkles and maximizing space.  There are several pockets also built in; one on each end, one on the side, and one mesh pocket on the inside.  These came in handy to keep myself organized and not fumbling when looking for important items like my wallet, car keys, energy bar, etc.  


As for portability, it comes with detachable shoulder straps which are comfortable and highly adjustable.  The top grab handles are padded as are the convenient side handles, which is an another awesome feature.  The most impressive thing I love about this bag is the inner mesh pocket.  It doubles as a storage pouch so when the bag is not in use, it’s the size of a compact rectangle!  


Bottom Line: Want the perfect weekend getaway duffel bag that can withstand rainy weather and is designed with the adventure traveler in mind?  The Lewis & Clark Duffel Bags are worth a look.  Visit them today to find other great products for to make your travels a happy and enjoyable one.

Giveaway Time:  Lewis N. Clark is giving one lucky reader a 12" x 24" Duffle Bag in the color of their choice - red, black or navy!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Stud Earrings from Clay N Wire Giveaway - 2 WINNERS!

We love spreading the word about hard working women with a passion for creating beautiful accessories. When you purchase the unique handmade jewelry from Clay N Wire, you aren't supporting a corporation. You are supporting a woman with a dream to stay at home with her special little girl.  


These Grey and Gold Split Color Studs are minimalistic, classy and modern.  Posts are nickel free hypoallergenic titanium and come with nickel free stainless steel backings.  Priced at only $10, you'll want to give these to all your girlfriends.


The chic Circle Pendant Necklace is from the 'High Luster' Collection.  This pendant is hand shaped from polymer clay and hangs from a delicate 20 inch 14 karat gold filled chain.  

Giveaway Time:  Clay N Wire is giving TWO lucky readers a pair of grey and gold split color studs!  

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Full Enhancer Set with Cappuccino Lip Liner and Gloss & 5 Lipsticks from Fullips Giveaway - 3 WINNERS!


Now you can pucker your way to fuller, plumper lips without injections!  The Fullips Any Two Combo Pack now features a new ultra-lightweight design with a more modern look and the same fabulous results! You asked, they answered!

The third enhancer is free!  You will receive the large round, medium oval, and small oval lip enhancers. These three sizes will give you the flexibility to really target a specific area or to obtain an overall lip fullness.


All of their products are made from food grade plastic and FDA approved colorant, manufactured and packaged by two great companies in the USA.

Results vary per individual.  Most users experience results from 1 to 4 hours.  Watch the demo below.


Now you can keep your full lips looking even more beautiful with their line of creamy, moisturizing and long lasting Fullips Lipsticks!  These are created with natural mineral ingredients and no paraben preservatives. Vitamin E and jojoba oil moisturize along with grapeseed oil, avocado oil and shea butter.


Available in five gorgeous colors:  coral, mocha, burnt rose, pink sherbet and petal pink.  These products are not tested on animals and proudly made in the USA.

Giveaway Time:  THREE WINNERS!  Fullips is giving TWO lucky readers a Full Enhancer Set with Cappuccino Lip Liner and Gloss and ONE lucky reader a set of their 5 long-lasting lipsticks!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

12 Days of Picture Books, Day 8: Ladybug Girl Sweepstakes


The book, Ladybug Girl and the Best Every Playdate, would be the perfect gift under the tree this year.  If you're a family that likes to have your child open a book every day before Christmas, this is a great one to add to their collection.

This sweet story is about the value of a great friend.  Lulu and Finny repair their broken toy and soon forget about it after blasting off on exciting, imaginative adventures as Ladybug Girl and Grasshopper Girl.  This popular series is a big hit!

Read below about Penguin Kids' special sweepstakes!

‪#‎SWEEPSTAKES‬Ladybug Girl is here for Day 8 of our 12 Days of Picture Books Sweepstakes! In Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate, Lulu introduces a new member to the Bug Squad: Grasshopper Girl! Tell us what character your child loves to dress up as and EIGHT winners will receive a copy of this must-read bedtime story! See the rest of the 12 Days of Picture Books titles in our gift guide: http://bit.ly/12DaysOfPictureBooks
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 10 AM EST on 12/11/15 and 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/15. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. Winner/s will be selected at random on or about 12/10/15. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules for full details: http://on.fb.me/1LA2SYx

Jonas Paul Eyewear Sunglasses of your choice Giveaway

The inspired eyewear for children from Jonas Paul Eyewear company was created to provide function and new form to children's vision.  Their on-trend options are just what busy parents are looking for.  

Here's how it works:

Free shipping:  Enjoy the flexibility of finding the perfect glasses for your child with free shipping and free returns to and from your home.

Love the frames:  Order multiple Jonas Paul frames, keep the ones you love and send the rest back at no charge.  How easy is that?!

Fill your prescription:  Bring your Jonas Paul frames to any optical shop to fill the prescription, or wear them out of the box anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy the savings:  Jonas Paul provides exceptional value on high-quality eyeglasses for fashion forward kids.  Their designer eyeglasses are manufactured and sold online at low cost to bring kids style within reach.

For each pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear frames purchased, they partner with CBM International to bring vision to a person in need through a pair of glasses or corrective surgery.


The Ruth is their most popular frame style, and I can certainly see why.  They're adorable.  Eager to be accepted and hesitant to be different, some kids prefer simplicity, prudence and straight edges.  This style is perfect for those who want to stand out in a good way.  Available in The Ryan for boys.


  • Free Shipping & Free Returns
  • Designed in the USA
  • 30 Day Warranty
  • Kid Safe Polycarbonate, shatterproof prescription lenses
  • 100% UV protection and anti-scratch coating included
  • Handmade Acetate Frames
  • Highest International Safety Standards
  • Hard case & microfiber lens cleaning cloth included

Jonas Paul Eyewear also offers sunglasses for kids.  The popular Ainsley and Albert Children's aviation-style frame features kid-safe polycarbonate, shatterproof prescription and non-prescription lenses with 100% UV protection.  Materials and construction meet stringent FDA guidelines for children's eyewear.  These sunglasses come with a hard case and microfiber cleansing cloth.

Giveaway Time:  Jonas Paul Eyewear is giving one lucky reader a pair of non-prescription sunglasses in the frame style of their choice!  A $69 value.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hatley Pretty Penguins Flannel PJ Set

Talk about comfort!  The Pretty Penguins Flannel PJ Set from Hatley is made from cozy 100% cotton flannel.  Not only is the pattern fun and festive, they're the perfect set to lounge around in.  I've been known to relax in these all weekend long.


The loose fitting bottoms feature a functional drawstring elastic waistband.  The five button closure top has pretty sugar plum colored braided trim.  This set is high in quality, warm, and would make the perfect Christmas gift!



Visit Hatley today to see all of their clothing for women and children.

Product provided from Hatley.  All opinions are my own.

Hand Stamped Necklace from One Beautiful Life Jewelry Giveaway

At One Beautiful Life Jewelry, you will find pieces designed to express, reflect and celebrate this one beautiful life.


This You Make Me Brave Hand Stamped Necklace is made to encourage and strengthen.  Every one of us in unique and each necklace is individually hammered and hand stamped.  You have your choice of a 16 or 18 inch chain.  This can be made with or without the lovely pearl.  


Their Brass Folding Leaves Earrings look just like the real thing.  I can't get over the incredible detail.  The simplicity of these beautiful brass metal leaves is simply breathtaking.  These will come on brass french wires.

Giveaway Time:  One Beautiful Life Jewelry is giving one lucky reader a hand stamped necklace like the You Make Me Brave necklace pictured above.  You will have your choice of up to 4 words on an 18 inch chain.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Confetti Bash Swarovski Crystal Necklace from If the Jewel Fits Giveaway - a $65 value!

The holiday season is the perfect time to get your sparkle on!  At If the Jewel Fits, you will find a gorgeous variety of Swarovski, gemstone and glass jewelry pieces.  Custom orders are welcome and don't forget to ask about bulk discounts.


Just look at this stunning Confetti Bash Swarovski Jewelry Set!  This would be so pretty to kick off the new year. This set is made with montana, white opal, light turquoise, fuchsia and light colorado topaz 8mm Swarovski crystals in an antique silver setting.  


The necklace measures approximately 18 inches with an extension chain and clasp.  The bracelet measures approximately 8-8 1/2 inches with an extension chain and clasp.  The stud earrings come in the crystal color of your choice to match the set.  This entire set is nickel free.


Each piece is also sold separately.  Buy the set and save $6.  Individual items combined are $130.  In addition, the whole set ships for the same price as one item giving you another $3 in savings.  




Giveaway Time:  If the Jewel Fits is giving one lucky reader a Confetti Bash Necklace!  A $65 value!

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Konjac Sponge and Natural Face Mask from Beauty By Earth Giveaway - 2 WINNERS!

Beauty By Earth offers natural beauty products without the added junk.  It's time to use good for you products on your skin that work! This company believes you don't have to trade natural for effective. All of their products are ethically sourced, cruelty free and proudly made in the USA.

Their Konjac Sponge will change the way you cleanse your skin.  These eco-friendly natural sponges help your face and décolleté glow with health and beauty.  Konjac sponges come from the konjac plant, a perennial found in Japan.  The konjac is full of the nourishment your skin needs to look and feel its best, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and folic acid. Use these sponges to gently wash and exfoliate dead skin cells while encouraging the growth of new ones. The alkaline facial sponges help to balance you skin's acidity while enriching it with vital nutrients.

These come in a pack of two for the price of one.  If your skin is sensitive, use the white sponge.  If you're prone to acne, use the black sponge once a week for an ever deeper cleaning.  These tiny sponges will work their magic and leave your skin feeling silky, smooth and clear.


Their Hydrating Face Mask has received rave reviews!  This natural face mask is carefully formulated to extract the deep rooted dirt and grime that lead to clogged pores.  This mask will leave your skin looking clean, bright, smooth and hydrated.  

Giveaway Time:  Beauty By Earth is giving TWO lucky readers a Konjac Sponge and Clear-Complexion Hydrating Face Mask!

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Octagon Chandelier Necklace & Autumn Jasper Earrings from Mirror Handmade Goods Giveaway - 2 WINNERS!

If you're looking for a beautiful holiday gift for someone special this year, be sure to check out the Etsy shop, Mirror Handmade Goods.  Their unique handmade jewelry is so rustic and modern.


This Octagon Chandelier Necklace has an antique feel to it with a lovely pendant of a single octagon shaped chandelier crystal.  Each necklace is simple, chic and elegant.  Available in jet black, amber or aqua.


The Autumn Jasper & Goldstone Earrings feature a dangle made from a beautiful autumn jasper bead topped with a single delicate goldstone bead.  The kidney shaped earwire is made from antique copper plated brass, which is lead and nickel safe for those of you who have sensitive ears.  The entire earring length is 1.75".

Discount Time:  Right now you can take 10% off of your order with the code FUNKY10.  No minimum amount required.

Giveaway Time:  Mirror Handmade Goods is giving TWO lucky readers a piece of their lovely handmade jewelry!  One lucky reader will in the Octagon Chandelier Necklace in the color of their choice.  The second winner will win the lovely earrings you see pictured above.

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