Monday, November 30, 2009

HUGE giveaway ending tomorrow!

Don't forget - tomorrow is the last day to enter to win a Bumbleride Indie Twin! Enter to win HERE for your chance to win!!! You'll be sad if you miss it........well I would be...

*fingers crossed* that I win......seriously how awesome would that be!

Happy Green Bee Winner

I am really starting to LOVE organic products and am finding myself purchasing them more and more. Clothing is no exception and I definitely plan to start a collection for us and the kids in the near it's with complete honesty that I say - I'M JEALOUS OF THE WINNER!!! LOL  In addition to being really excited of course - it's so much fun for me to pass along these wonderful prizes!

Congratulations goes to comment #5:

edmontonjb said...I follow your blog

Thanks for entering!!! I hope you have a fabulous week - and keep telling your friends and family about this giveaways blog!

Winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond!

SlimPerfect Swimwear - With Giveaway

Are you in for a treat! Swimsuit shopping has always been a dreaded experience - though I always hope and dream I'll find that special, super awesome swimsuit that hits me in all the right places and makes me feel like a million bucks. Before having kids, this was definitely easier - now, there are a few more *places* I need the swimsuit to hit and of course to not hit. And I want it to last - not just for one season.

When I happened upon SlimPerfect I KNEW it was a product I had to try. Sometimes I like the challenge of trying something that seems almost too good to be true. The product *sounded* great and the before and after photos and testimonials are all great - but does it *really* work....are the testimonials from *real* people...and have the photos been touched up (ie all the *wrong* places magically edited out)? I wanted to see for myself.

A versatile yet unique line of swimwear/activewear developed by SlimPerfect Inc. - designed BY a woman FOR women - that was inspired by the need to feel comfortable, confident and sophisticated all the while providing the quality and options women today deserve. It creates an option for the active, yet chic woman who loves to work out but wants to look great doing it, with the ability to move straight out to the pool for a dip while still looking great! No poolside anxiety or insecurity at the gym or on the tennis court - SlimPerfect Swimwear (& Activewear) is for ALL BODY TYPES!

Casey at SlimPerfect sent both Megan and I a $50 gift certificate to redeem in their online store. We were thrilled and so impressed by the generosity, especially considering their HUGE sale was going on - and (lucky you) still is! We were each able to get a few pieces to try out. I was ecstatic when the package arrived, as was a good friend who was over at the time. We were both blown away by the quality of the material (top of the line Brazilian fabric). It was clear to us that these items were made to last and they are nice!!! Beyond nice actually - I am IN LOVE with my items and will be spending A LOT of time poolside (or I may even just wear it around the house...just because! lol)

I chose the Black Aqua SlimDress (Regular $99 - NOW $30), the White SlimSkort (Regular $59 - NOW $22), and the White Tankini with pink trim (Regular $69.90 - NOW $15). I did of course go over my certificate amount, but am I ever glad I did - besides, it's a little pointless to have only half of a suit. I plan to wear the black one for more regular pool visits, but wanted the white one for when I am sporting a nice (safe) tan - and I have always loved the idea of playing a game of tennis in a tennis skirt. Now I can!!! Let's not lie - it's all about the skirt ;)

I do tend to get excited about the items that come my way and it is legitimate....but this product I really don't think I can say enough about. When I put the dress on I honestly felt like a million bucks - which says a lot since I am still 24lbs away from my goal weight (I am down 6lbs, so that's worth celebrating). My husband, who thankfully thinks I'm stunning regardless, thought the dress looked great (genuinely was impressed). I didn't have time to try on the tankini set before he left for work but rest assured he'll be seeing A LOT of it in the spring and summer as I drag him out of the house for *another* game of tennis! :D

What I love is, well, everything! You can feel it holding you in, but in a completely comfortable way! And the boobs - ladies...let's talk about the boobs! If you are perhaps lacking in that department, do not fear. The *padding* is more than you could ever hope for! The gel-filled bra cups are completely removable so those of you not lacking *up there* need not worry either. It's a perfect fit for everyone - sizes 8-20!!!

Casey from SlimPerfect has generously offered one lucky winner their very own $50 E-CERTIFICATE for the website! Do you have a holiday coming up, a honeymoon, or just want to take the kids swimming - this is perfect! It's a million times better than my $300 swimsuit - oh yes, I did spend that much on a swimsuit (no judgements lol)....never again, though I did get 4 years out of it  - it would still be hanging on if it hadn't been bleached in a hot tub on a, I'm not that sad (my husband was determined I was using that suit for the next 10 years for that price. *eek*)....and now, I don't even have to worry about finding a replacement.....

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT - and I am confident you will too! In fact SlimPerfect was listed in an article in O Magazine at titled "Best Bathing Suit for Any Body (Yes, We Mean Yours)" as "Best Brands" for "Sizes 12 & Up" and "To Take Inches Off" in May of this year.

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**SlimPerfect would like this giveaway to run until there are at least 100 entries, and for a minimum of two weeks!  So...tell your friends and family....get everyone you know to enter (yes spouses too!!) and let's get these numbers up**

Another Wee Gallery Winner

Well it completely slipped my mind that we were in fact supposed to have TWO winners for the Wee Gallery art cards. You know a company has fabulous people working when THEY remind YOU about this little fact. Thanks Tenea for checking with me about a second winner!

Blogger Anne said...
Winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond!

Everyone likes to be fancy...

I had parent teacher interviews last week - my first ever *proud mommy moment*. It's amazing to me how quickly time goes by and how grown up our kids are getting. I remember thinking we'd NEVER have kids and Brent would always tell me it would be here before I knew it. While in the moment it seemed like it took FOREVER - but all of a sudden I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and I'm *gasp* only a year away from 30! I truly don't know where the last 7 years have gone (we just celebrated our 7th in November...and yes, it truly does only get better!) - in so many ways I still feel 22.

Anyways, back to parent teacher interviews (I get sidetracked easily lol). Brooklyn's teachers were really pleased with her and love having her in their class. *beaming mommy* They told me of a few of her cute little quirks (like santizing not just her hands but her legs too - EVERY.DAY. lol) and one in particular made me just smile. I knew I had to share it - I also knew it would make my cousin smile. She is a wedding photographer - a FABULOUS wedding photographer! You can check out her blog HERE - trust me, you will want to. The posts are fun and fresh and real....and I promise it will tie into this blog post of mine. lol

So Brooklyn's teachers were showing me her numbers - they are doing booklets where they work on their letters and numbers (you know the ones - where you trace over the dotted example and then do a few more on your own). They said she is very meticulous (and she is) and really enjoys doing things well (also true). Then they commented on her 1's and how she ALWAYS does the little tail at the top and the underline at the bottom (I have NO idea where she saw that as neither Brent nor I do them that way) - even doing it on the example. They weren't sure where she learned it but wondered if she just liked to be *FANCY* - well, I immediately thought of Radelle and THIS POST. It made me smile. I remember as kids we would eat in a *fancy* way - take a bite, dab dab dab (with the napkin), drink of water, dab dab dab (napkin), etc. And seriously we would do it for the ENTIRE meal. Hey, we just wanted to be *fancy* - who can blame us....don't we all find ourselves in situations where we just want to be a little bit fancy? And now, my adorable (she really is) 5 year old is doing it too - all on her own....she wants to be fancy. And I love it...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A day late...but we have a winner!

Well it appears I completely lost track of the date....I had an insanely busy week with parties and of course updating the website (check it out for some great sales - and get a coupon code HERE to save even more!!!) - so I am a day late posting the winner for the Loop 2 Loop belts...but here you go :)

The winner is - comment #2:
Blogger The Jensens said...
im a follower of this blog -Rdwag
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jonesy - with GIVEAWAY

With Christmas coming soon we are all thinking about all the gifts and cards that we will need to be sending out soon. I am horrible at sending out cards, but now that I've discovered jonesy, things are looking up. Gillian from jonesy sent us a boxed set of assorted holiday cards to review.

They are super cute and very stylish. All cards are printed in Canada with soy based inks by a Forest Stewardship Counci (FSC) certified printer. The designs are artistic and tackiness here! I absolutely LOVE these cards.

Jonesy is not just holiday cards either. They have everyday, birthday, baby+kids, and special occasions cards. They also have allergy cards. These are great for sending with your child to a playdate or birthday party.

Be sure to look at their Sick Kids cards. 100% of the net proceeds of these cards goes to The Sick Kids Foundation for parents to help pay for medical costs for their children. 

Currently, jonesy is offering 10% off all boxed holiday cards AND they are offering FREE SHIPPING to Canada on all orders over $25!

The people at jonesy are also giving away 2 prizes to our readers. That's right! There will be TWO WINNERS!

The winners will each receive one boxed set of holiday cards + one set of holiday enclosures of their choice. A $21 value!

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**This giveaway will end on Wednesday December 2nd at 9PM MST**

Lullaby Piano - WINNER

The winner of this great CD is......

Dwight & Nicolle Kabatoff said...My daughters!!! I Am a follower, & subscriber!!!

For all those who did not win, you can purchase the CD here or on itunes

The winner has been contacted and will have 48 hrs to reply.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Green Bee - with GIVEAWAY

I love eating anything organic. I know that it is free of harmful chemicals, and it just seems to taste better, doesn't it? But, did you know that 25% of all insecticides used around the world are applied to cotton crops! Most clothing that we wear is made of cotton or cotton blends.....think of all those chemicals in your clothing! The clothing that's touching your body all day EVERY day! Touching your babies' skin all day....or getting chewed on.......Luckily, there are companies like Happy Green Bee, who recognize this issue and create beautiful clothing made with organic cotton! Not only is their clothing organic, it is made in a fair trade factory where its workers are treated well and are actually paid enough to live on (unlike some other companies' factories that we've all heard about)......

Anyway, the people at Happy Green Bee sent us a Radish and Bean Cardigan in size large. It is super cute! Size large is for ages 2-3, so we weren't sure if it would fit, but I tried it on my daughter who is almost 4 and it fit all right. It is probably a little shorter than it should be, but it still looks great! Hadley LOVES it. When I brought it home she wanted to wear it right away, she even slept in it!

This is her wearing it after it was washed. It still looks great and it didn't shrink! This cardigan would be a great Christmas sweater for your little one!

Happy Green Bee is offering one of our readers this same cardigan (radish/bean cardigan) in your choice of small (6mo-1yr), medium (1-2yr), or large (2-3yr).

Also, be sure to check out their factory store online for some GREAT deals.

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**This giveaway will end on Monday November 30th at 9PM MST**

Wee Gallery Winner

Well this is exciting....It doesn't happen very often it seems, that someone I know wins one of these giveaways - trust me I'm aware of it - my friends are often giving me a hard time. LOL It really is random and the first result is the winning result....So, the winner of this adorable set of art cards (the black and white collection) is Comment #16:

Blogger Dashanne said...
I love the jungle cards!!
Congratulations, Dashanne!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

LOOP 2 LOOP - With Giveaway and coupon code

Have you ever had a problem keeping your child's pants up or had to roll the waist of the pants over to give a snugger fit? Well I know I definitely have - while I may have giant babies (it's true) once they start walking they COMPLETELY thin out....and so the pant war begins. I have such a difficult time finding pants that are the right waist size AND length that I am often using all sorts of tricks to keep their pants up and not dragging on the floor. While it is pretty cute and funny to see my son stop mid-chase saying "uh-oh" while his pants drop to the floor, it's a problem I would be happy to see an end to. Enter LOOP 2 LOOP belts! Well sort of belts....This genius product gives all the benefits of a belt without the inconvenience of a buckle! Like I said - genius! Gone are the days of falling pants and flipping waistbands - Jonah can now run free without a care in the world. And especially now that I am potty training him, I won't have to fuss with belt buckles - trying to get them undone in time for both mom and tot can be frustrating. At first I kind of wondered if I liked the look of a *buckle-less* belt, but honestly they are so fabulous I don't care. Besides, Jonah's shirts cover it up so you don't see it most of the time anyways. And not having a buckle that might annoy him anyways is worth it - truth be told, the look has actually grown on me. I am truly thrilled with this product (have I mentioned I think it's genius!?).

Started by a mother of two, Loop 2 Loop was created to solve this same ongoing problem with her son. She's spent the last 8 years (her son is now a teenager) modifying - well, perfecting - the design to what it is today. Simply slide it thru the belt loops of any pants or skirts and snap it to the two front loops for a snug fit – no buckle needed. The pants/skirt can be unfastened and re-fastened without having to undo and redo the belt. The elastic back provides a snug and comfortable fit while allowing freedom of movement.

Anna was kind enough to send both Megan and I a Loop 2 Loop belt to try out (we went for basic black and tan). I'm pretty sure Megan has to draw names to decide which of her boys gets to wear it each day - I won't be surprised if she adds a few more to her collection (I'm thinking stocking stuffers!!!).

Loop 2 Loop is also offering one lucky winner a TWO-PACK gift box of their choice! Does it get any better than that??? Well, we're glad  you asked - because it does!!! They are also offering a coupon code (we LOVE them!) so all of our readers (we LOVE you!!) can receive 20% off any orders placed before December 20th!

To take advantage of this awesome discount please use coupon code clm1109

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**This giveaway will end on Saturday November 28th at 9PM MST**

Crazy Dog Winner

So exciting!!! We love announcing the winners of our giveaways and this one is no exception. We love the tshirts at Crazy Dog and are THRILLED to be able to offer one lucky winner their choice of shirt. So - here you go.....proof that it can be worthwhile to be the first commenter AND to take advantage of the additional entries - our winner is comment #5:

thesehappydays said...
I subscribe to your newsletter denimc{at}gmail{dot}com CONGRATULATIONS!!! Winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond! Keep on entering!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lullaby Piano - with GIVEAWAY

I am LOVING this CD. My almost-4-year-old daughter has always taken a long time winding down at bedtime. I was so happy when Lori sent Hailey and I both a CD to try out. I knew exactly who I would try it out on. Prior to this CD, my daughter Hadley's routine at bedtime was: 1. read a book in bed. 2. Sing songs and scratch her back until she drifted off - this would often take a LONG time.....I was ready for a change. The time came. I popped in the CD and told Hadley (my daughter) that she was going to be my little scientist and do an experiment, like Sid the Science Kid.....she agreed. We still read a book together, and then I said goodnight and turned on the music. I told her I would come back in a few minutes to check on her. When I came back, she was asleep! Success!

The CD has 14 classical piano songs that are played softly and peacefully. Lori came up with the idea, after her son was born. She could practice the piano when he was sleeping only if she played soft and gentle pieces. We have all heard of the benefits of classical music on the development of our little one's brains. Often though, classical music has such a variance in dynamics and tempo, that it can be too loud or fast to fall asleep to. I love how soft and melodic the pieces are that she chose for the CD. Being a pianist myself, I know how difficult some of these pieces are and love how she plays them.

I would definitely recommend this CD to everyone! Even if you don't have young children, it is great for winding down in the evening, or just to listen to when you want to relax. It would make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas or a unique baby gift. The CD is only $10, and you can buy it here.

Lori is giving away a CD to one of our lucky readers!

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**This giveaway will end on Wednesday November 25th at 9PM MST**

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well it's time again for another fabulous giveaway! This one is brought to you by Wee Gallery for the newest little people in our lives. We love that - something made specifically for our *Wee* ones. When Surya, a graphic designer, and Dave, a teacher had their son, they read EVERYTHING! How to interpret a baby's cry and change diapers. They discovered that babies develop in so many ways during the first 5 years that it dwarfs everything they learn over the entire rest of their lives (that's kind of a scary thought). They also learned that newborns can only see 12-15 inches away and are mostly taken with their parents' faces and black and white geometric figures. Experimenting with the latter (don't worry you won't get a bunch of products with their faces plastered on them! lol) - Wee Gallery was born!

We were sent a set of the NEW! Black and White art card collection (the very last one on the page). Created from bold, whimsical, hand-painted originals that cater to a baby's visual strengths, the black and white images and their repeating patterns captivate little ones. Not having any babies at this point we passed the set along to my sister in law for my 6 month old nephew, Zach. He loves looking at the animals and I can imagine it must be nice to have something designed just for him that he can really focus on....

At first glance you might wonder what you would *really* do with these art cards - how would you incorporate them into your baby's day? Just hold them up? I'm sure you could - but I bet you can even be more creative than that. Place them in the crib to transform it into a wee gallery or use them as flash cards for older children. Try tummy time...lay them in front of your baby and watch as discoveries are made. As more mobility comes, you could use them as *crawling incentives* and see if there is a favorite.  What a great opportunity to involve older sibilings with the baby!

You can bet I'll be snatching these cards back when we have our next baby - I'm really excited to try them out myself! And with so many fun collections to choose from - I don't know that I'll be able to stop at just one - nevermind all the other adorable products they have.

Wee Gallery has generously offered TWO lucky winners the opportunity to try the Black and White set of Art Cards! (Perfect for a stocking stuffer or baby/birthday gift!!!)

TO ENTER comment below telling us what other collection of art cards you would like to try. Check out their website here.

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**This giveaway will end on Monday November 23rd at 9PM MST**

Monday Mingle

Well readers - this is our first Monday Mingle. I know the idea is to do a vlog and I had fully intended do - in fact I even recorded it twice....but both were *not good* so let's hope for better luck next monday! Megan isn't with me to answer these questions so this time it's a *solo mingle* - hopefully we'll be able to join forces and provide you with something really laughable (I'd like to say informative but we all know that's not likely. lol).

Okay so - check out Tammi's Monday Mingle HERE and Jennifer's HERE - and feel free to add your own in!

1. Have you ever gone streaking or skinny dipping? 
I'm a little embarrassed to say I've never been skinny dipping....I haven't been streaking either (let's make that clear) but that never appealed to me. Skinny Dipping on the other hand - I remember getting invited to once, but I don't think I took everyone seriously - I was probably still a little too naive to believe people really did that. And now here I sit - with an opportunity lost. *sigh*
2. If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would it be? 
Seriously - this question has been really difficult for me. There are certain friends and family members I would want there...and then of course celebrities that would be awesome to hang out with and get to know. For example - I'm thinking a night of RockBand with Gene Simmons, Elton John, the BeeGees, Michael Jackson (my fave!), and Freddie Mercury - among others. Hmm...let's throw Britney Spears into the mix just for fun and Katy perry - but now I've gone way over my limit of 5! *eeks*
I'd also love to meet Mother Theresa, the Daila Lama, Princess Diana, Julia Roberts....Oh Patch Adams (the real patch adams who I have actually met! but let's throw Robin Williams into the mix too just for kicks!)....And truly no situation is complete without my cousin, Radelle....who simply makes every situation a million times more fun (trust me...if you know her, you know what I'm talking about!). My best friend growing up, Jenny - together we made fun no matter where we were - and now that we have daughters we are FREAKED right out....sometimes I don't know how we survived - seriously! And I'd have to say my grandma...both really. You know when you feel like at their peak for teaching all they know - you were too young to truly appreciate all they had to offer. I wish I had taken advantage of it all! And being adopted - I'd love to sit down some day with my birth parents.....okay I'll stop or I might be banned from Monday Mingle - let's just say it would be *really* difficult to choose JUST 5 people. onto the next question
3. Would you rather have bionic hearing or x-ray vision?
While I personally don't like either of these options, at first thought I chose bionic hearing. However, upon considering what each entails I have since switched to x-ray vision. I initially thought having x-ray vision would perhaps be disturbing on occasion - and bionic hearing, aggravating every so I really want to hear EVERYTHING??? But with x-ray vision - wouldn't it be kind of fun to walk up to complete strangers and make random comments about their knickers (you can thank my cousin Kari for the use of that or a strange mole or birthmark or tattoo or something. HAHA - at the risk of coming across completely freak stalker-ish - it would be funny!
4. When you tap your fingers, do you tap from index to pinky or pinky to index?
I have never really given this much thought - but I assumed it would be pinky to index...nope - totally wrong. While I can do it both ways, when i tap my fingers it's index to pinky. Who knew?
5. Would you rather be 4'1" or 7'9"
Eek - similar to question 3 - I don't particularly care for either of these options. LOL But I think 7'9" is just ridiculously tall - yes in the same way as 4'1" is ridiculously short - but for some reason it sounds so much more appealing to be little...perhaps because I've lived my whole life as a *shorty*....and I do love wearing heals....being 7'9" would really put a damper on that. But even still - I can't imagine my mother in law (4'11") with 10" less. *hehe*
6. What is your favorite thanksgiving dish?
My mom makes the most amazing cocktail sausages.....every year they are different as she throws in whatever she has on hand that sounds good....brown sugar, pineapple, juice, jam, ketchup, etc. And every year they turn out amazing! Definitely my favorite thanksgiving dish - I'm going to have to watch her though and write down everything she adds so I at least have some sort of recipe. Mmm Delish!

That's it for this edition of Monday Mingle....I look forward to doing more of these and actually giving you the benefit of seeing us on video! We'll get to work on that! Have a great week everyone - and don't forget to enter our giveaways and spread the word about our blog!

Oh and psst....Have you noticed we are over 100 followers!!!! *HAPPY DANCE* Keep 'em coming!

Om Shanti - Winner!!!!

Well lucky #15 is the winner of this fabulous body scrub from Om Shanti! Congratulations go to

Anonymous said...The Kyphi Body Scrub sounds like it would be calming.
November 10, 2009 8:40 AM

Let us know if this is still your choice and we'll arrange it to be delivered! Congratulations again - we can't wait for you to try out this divine body scrub!!!!

Winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crazy Dog T-shirts - with GIVEAWAY

Enjoy a good laugh? Like being the centre of attention? Take a look at these shirts! Bill, from Crazy Dog T-shirts, sent Hailey and I some shirts to review. We both chose shirts for our husbands. I chose the "Gnome Shirt", and Hailey chose the "G.I. Jose" shirt.

My husband said the shirt was super comfortable and fit well. The colour is vibrant and the shirts are well-made and thicker (they aren't the cheap thin cotton type....). Hailey's husband loves his shirt and thinks it's hilarious, especially when he wears it around their Mexican friend! :D

There are LOADS of t-shirts on the Crazy Dog T-shirt website. They have shirts for Men, Women, and Kids. They even have some $9 Tees and a $6 Mystery Tee (they send you a shirt without you knowing what it is - you can pick the size).

Remember the '80s? Maybe a t-shirt would help refresh....


Or here's some that are sure to result in a laugh.....

There are some for us girls too....

These would make great unique christmas presents. Take a look at their site and find that special shirt that will show your (or someone you give it too's) personality off a bit.....just beware, there are some shirts that are a bit offensive.....

Anyway, now to the giveaway! Crazy Dog T-shirts will be offering one lucky reader a T-shirt of their choice! They have LOTS to choose from, so it will be hard to choose just one!

TO ENTER comment below telling us what shirt you would choose if you won. Check out their website here.

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**This giveaway will end on Saturday November 21st at 9PM MST**

Good Luck!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oliver's Labels - with COUPON

These labels are amazing! Debbie, from Oliver's Labels sent Hailey and I both a bunch of labels to try out. I chose the Toy Animals design. I wanted labels that were gender neutral so that I could use them for either my daughter or twin boys and I just used our last name to personalize the labels.

We were sent several kinds of labels to review:
1. Original Labels: I put these on some of our sippy cups. I was a little concerned about how they would survive in the dishwasher, but they held up great!

2. Mini Labels: These are a lot thinner and would be great for smaller items like a toothbrush, scissors, or felt markers. They are also dishwasher safe.

3. Shoe Labels: I stuck these in my daughters ballet slippers. They have been in there for about 2 weeks and show no sign of wear. These would be great for school or gym shoes!

4. Stick-eez Clothing Labels: You just stick these on the tag of clothing just like a sticker. No iron needed! For clothes that don't have a tag around the neck, I just stuck the label on the tag that's on the side seam. They held up great in the washer and dryer too! These are so great and would work wonderfully for jackets or gym clothes at school.

5. Safety Wristbands: These are great for church nursery, parties, or in shopping malls. They can have allergy information on them, or just have your child's name and phone number in case they get lost.  They are durable and similar to a wristband that you would get at an amusement park or hospital.

There are many other items that they offer on their website as well.

I think the best feature of these labels, is their Find-it Tracking System.....AND, it's FREE! How great is that?!

 They offer packages, or single sheets and there are a bunch of great designs to choose from. These aren't just for kids either! They would be great for a laptop, cellphone, or mp3 player. The possiblities are endless!

Personalized labels of this quality would make a great Christmas present! They even have giftcards so that the recipient can personalize them how they want, or purchase labels for your children for a cute stocking stuffer!

Oliver's labels is offering our readers a coupon code for 10% off your complete order, just enter code: "OLIVERSFRIENDS" at checkout.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Frecklebox Personalized Clipboards!

Frecklebox (one of our great giveaway sponsors) now has personalized clipboards that double as a dry-erase board. These would be great to take on the go or have in the car. I know my daughter would love one of these, and they have lots of cute designs to choose from. What a great Christmas gift!

Enter promo code "FONTAINE15" at checkout for 15% off your order (offer expires Sun. Nov 15)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I've always loved bath products...soaking my feet, soaking in a nice hot bubble bath - body washes, bath salts, Lotions, Lip Balms, and of course body scrubs. I love being able to pamper myself and wish I made the time more often to do it. But with kids around - well we all know that as mothers, we don't always make ourselves the priority we should be. I've committed to changing that - and finding this fabulous etsy seller has helped me do just that. I was so excited when Kate agreed to send us each a body scrub to review.

Kate, who has been creating for over 2 years (and is still loving every minute of it) brings you *greetings of peace* (om shanti) with her all natural products - she's even almost completely nut free (any items with such products will be CLEARLY noted). She has a great selection of products - all the items I love (I'm in trouble, it's true). When the cinnamon vanilla body scrubs arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to test it out. I made sure to put some time aside and enjoy a shower sans kids (divine) to enjoy the benefits of this scrub without curious eyes.

I LOVED it and got hit right away with the incredible aroma of the cinnamon and vanilla - it was delicious! And my skin - I didn't even need lotion afterwards, and I ALWAYS need lotion! I'm not surprised though - with the gentle exfoliation and sweet scent of Demerara Sugar combined with the cleansing powers of Dead Sea Salt, it's the best of both worlds! And this particular one scented with cinnamon and vanilla essential oils for a smooth, spicy scrub.

Kate adds in the moisturizing power of shea butter, apricot kernel oil, thick, rich castor oil, and grapeseed oil for this cleansing, luxurious body scrub. Just grab a handful in the shower or bath and treat yourself to gentle exfoliation on feet, knees and elbows -- or go all out and use it all over! (I can't possibly stop at just my knees or's just too good!!!).

I will definitely be keeping some of this in stock - not to mention trying all of her other products. These are the perfect way to spend a little time pampering after a busy day. I'm looking forward to checking out some of her other scents as well!

Kate has generously offered one lucky winner (from anywhere in the world!!) a 10.5oz body scrub in your choice of scent. Win it for yourself or as a gift or stocking stuffer for someone you love.

To enter - visit Om Shanti's etsy shop and let us know which body scrub scent you would like to try.

For ADDITIONAL entries:
Please make each a separate comment

*Subscribe to our newsletter (button on sidebar) - 1 entry
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*Blog about this giveaway and send us the link - 1 entry
*Order from Om Shanti and let us know! - 5 extra entries

*Open to EVERYONE*

**This giveaway will end on Monday November 16 at 9PM MST**

Fabulous Coupon Code from the Cream Perfume Company!!!

We just received an e-mail from Mary Johnston - the President of The Cream Perfume Company asking us to let you all know about their FABULOUS Holiday Coupon Code!

30% off coupon on EVERTHING!! 
FREE gift wrapping!! 
And, FREE SHIPPING!! (US & Canada)

The coupon is case sensitive: TCPCH

The coupon is good through December 31st, 2009.

There are loads of reasons we love the Cream Perfume Company - this definitely adds more!!  


Friday, November 6, 2009

Piggy Paint - Winner!

The winner of the $15 Piggy Paint gift certificate is comment #9:

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...
I am a follower!

Thanks for playing everyone! The winner has been contacted and will have 48 hours to reply.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another one....

One of our other favorite giveaway blogs is Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous. Tenille is constantly posting awesome reviews of incredible products - going along of course with the incredible giveaways....check her site out to see all the awesome items up for grabs right now!

One of her most recent is a FABULOUS Hoover WindTunnel Rewind - LOVE it! And I soo want to win it! Check it out HERE to enter!

Happy Monday everyone - and don't forget to enter our Piggy Paint Giveaway below :D

The more the merrier... keep spreading the word!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


There are some pretty great giveaway blogs out there - a few that we frequent often! My Organized Chaos is one of those blogs - we love the reviews and the giveaways...and the companies are awesome!


You won't want to miss this! You can enter to win a BUMBLERIDE INDIE TWIN  - I sooo hope I win it! (Click on the button to the right to be redirected to the giveaway!)

Don't forget to check out our current giveaway HERE  - fabulous, non-toxic and odourless nailpolish from PIGGY PAINT - perfect for your little princess!

Have a great week! We will be posting more often, even at some point having more than one giveaway at a time - so check back often. We have some pretty fabulous companies to review!

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