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51. Crafted Creations UK - Close2Home Etsy Feature + a giveaway

Store Feature -  Crafted Creations UK - http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftedCreationsUK

Product - Bohemian Woven Fabric Bracelet / Bangle



About - I grew up with crafting. My Mum is a very artistic person and I learned a lot about crafting and painting from her. She taught me to sew on an antique Singer machine when I was ten.

Writing has been my main craft for over ten years', yet recently I have realised the close bond between writing, painting and crafting.

These bohemian bracelets have been hand-woven using 100% cotton fabric strips. They have a fantastic vintage look and can be made using any kind of fabric and to any size.

All bracelets are hand-made and I use different fabrics all the time, so every bracelet will be unique. If you would like one of these bracelets making up for you using a specific colour scheme, please let me know and I'll create you a custom order. You will receive random colours unless specified when you make your order.

You can choose between small, medium and large. A small one would be perfect for a teenage girl, a medium for a woman and a large for a man.

Support Handmade - £8.99 plus a discount - 20% discount - Use the coupon code: DISCOUNT20

To Win -  Bohemian Bracelet - Choice of size - Open to US and UK

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52. Samsung Galaxy Giveaway

Give your loved one something fun this Valentines Day and enter to win them a new Samsung Galaxy. I haven't tried it, but it looks awesome!



Win a Samsung Galaxy! 165 Bloggers and Brands have joined together to bring you this amazing giveaway event! Sponsored by: Mom BlogSociety | S.O.S Mom | Jackie's Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | Swank Savings | She Informed | Mom Does Reviews | Route 249 | A Medics World | As Mom Sees It | Spend With Pennies | Simply Sherryl | It's Free At Last | Science Of Couponing | And a special thanks to the following brands. Lumber Liquidators | Trade Winds Imports | Brylane Home | Select Blinds | eFacuets | Carolina Rustic |

Keep yourself entertained at home and on the road with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Weighing just 12 ounces and sporting a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display, the Galaxy Tab 2 runs the Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") operating system and is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor to help you achieve maximum usage across various demanding applications.
Exceptional 7-inch multitouch screen designed for reading books and magazines, watching movies, playing games, and more
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Access the Internet and stream media over your home network via ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi. And with the Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster, you can watch and control your TV content--all from the palm of your hand. The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games. Designed to fit in one hand, typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the Galaxy Tab's virtual QWERTY keyboard. It's outfitted with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing as well as a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include 8 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (for up to 32 GB of expansion via optional cards), Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, and GPS for navigation and location services.

The Power of Android 4.0

With the Android 4.0 OS (aka, Ice Cream Sandwich), you can enjoy the most ramped up, up to the minute features and multitudes of apps supported by new the ICS technology. You'll get an evolved, intuitively designed UI that transitions seamlessly across all your applications, plus enhanced web browsing, faster overall response, and easier accessibility to preloaded Google Mobile apps including YouTube, Google Search, Maps, and more. With integrated Google technology, the Galaxy Tab 2 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search, Gtalk, Google+, and contacts/calendar synchronization. And through Google Play, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications and fun games to download and install on your tablet, with many more apps being added every day  

Open world wide: Winners outside the USA will receive the cash equivalent via Paypal or Amazon winners choice. NO EXCEPTIONS! You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. See official sweepstake rules.  
 
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53. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

One of my must have products for Valentines Day is chocolate.  Dark, Milk, White, I love it all.  

If you look at the ingredients list on the back of most chocolate wrappers, you usually see a note that says it was processed at a plant where they have nuts.  I don't have any food allergies, so I've never been concerned about that fact.  But recently Kik had an allergic reaction to pistachios.  She got welts on her face, and she turned red and blotchy, and her throat felt weird.  It wasn't pretty. 

Ever since that happened, Ive been concerned that she'll have a similar reaction to another type of nut. The problem being, she loves chocolate almost as much as I do. 

With Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, nut allergy sufferers can indulge all they want.  Vermont Nut Free Chocolates are "gourmet chocolates guaranteed safe for those with any nut or peanut allergy."

Besides this, they are delicious!  The company sent me a few different products from their Valentines Day line to try, and I am in love!







The Dark Chocolate Skippers are one of my new absolute favorites.  The Valentines Day Skippers ($7.95) are candy coated chocolates that come in a 16 oz bag.  Think m&m's but thicker, smoother, and more creamy.  I'm not ashamed to admit that my husband and I hid the bag and only shared with the kids when we were at the very bottom.


The Crispy Cupid Heart was almost too cute to eat.  I loved the little bit of crunch mixed in with all of the smooth.


And the True Love Gift Pack ($11)?  Well, it's hidden in the cupboard waiting for Valentines Day Morning. 


It comes with two heart shaped pops and 18 small mini hearts.  My kids are going to think I'm the coolest mom ever come Valentines Day.

Most of the items on the site are available in Dark, Milk, and White chocolate, and all of the ingredients are listed right on the product page so you can make sure they are safe. 

To Buy - Whether you are a nut allergy sufferer, or just love gourmet chocolate, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates make a great gift. 






I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.



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54. Sunbeam LoftTec Plush Heated Throw from QVC

It's been a cold cold winter here in Utah.  With a January average of just 18.8 degrees (10.6 below normal) and 37 straight days of snow on the ground, I have spent the last few months with layers of warm clothing on.  So when I got offered the chance to review the Sunbeam LoftTec Plush Heated Throw, I jumped at the chance.


In all honesty, I've never been a fan of the heated throw.  I've always felt like the insides were crinkly and full of wires and that the fabric was stiff and uncomfy.

My experience with the Sunbeam LoftTec Plush was completely different.  There is still a heating element inside, but the fabric was super soft and the inside wasn't bunchy at all.  It was completely awesome.

One of my favorite features of the blanket is the three heat control setting.  We usually keep it on medium, but I was very excited to be able to turn it up on those 5 degree days.  For the last few weeks everyone in my family has sat huddled on the couch in this position.


Since we've loved this blanket so much, I've been looking around at local stores to see if I can find anything that can compare.  So far I've only seen fleece heated blankets, which are not anywhere near as soft as this one.

The blanket features
  • Three warming settings 
  • Three-hour auto shutoff 
  • Wiring system senses and adjusts temperature throughout blanket 
  • Measures 50" x 60" 
  • 100% polyester 
  • Presoak for 15 minutes; machine wash, air dry 
  • 5-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty 
To Buy - The Sunbeam LoftTec Plush 50"x60" Heated Throw w/ 3 Heat Settings retails for $45, but is available right now on QVC.com for just $39.96.  If you're looking to snuggle up with your Valentine this February, this throw would make the perfect gift.



I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.



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55. Barbara's Cookie Pies Review + Giveaway - You Pick the Flavor

When I was younger, my parents used to give my sisters and me a special treat on Valentines Day.  Sometimes it was a box of chocolates, sometimes it was a special treat, but it was always given to us in the morning.  This year, surprise your kids with Barbara's Cookie Pies.


At Barbara's Cookie Pies, they take a homemade butter cookie crust, and then pile on the yummy toppings.  Their are 15 different flavors of cookie pies, ranging in flavors from Key Lime to Oreo.

When we were offered the chance to try one, I had a really hard time choosing the flavor.  After much deliberation, I went with Chocolate Raspberry.

 

It looks tasty from the top.  But when you cut into it and see the layer of raspberry preserves and semi sweet chocolate, you have to eat it immediately.  I don't think you can go wrong with this combination.  My kids absolutely loved it and gobbled it up.


To Buy - Part cookie, part pie - these tasty treats are all delicious. Each pie retails for $19.50, and can be purchased online at Barbara's Cookie Pies

To Win - They are giving away a cookie pie to one of you - you pick the flavor!

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56. Euro Cuisine Heart Shape 8" Waffle Maker

One of my families holiday traditions is making fun food to celebrate the Holidays.  We make jello worms for Halloween, green eggs and ham for St. Patricks, Day, and robins egg nest cookies for Easter.  Sadly, our valentines day dinners have just consisted of different red foods.

This year, we have a fun new option with the Euro Cuisine Heart Shape 8" Waffle Maker available at QVC.


The Waffle Maker is easy to use.  All you have to do is pour in the batter, and close the lid.  Then wait until the light changes color, and you have perfect heart shaped waffle pieces.


The waffle maker isn't very deep so the waffles came out pretty thin.  They were still crispy, and I loved that they weren't as dense.  I could eat more waffles, and I didn't feel bad about loading them up with tasty toppings.


Another thing I loved about the waffle maker was clean up was a breeze.  Even after we made a whole batch for my family, the waffle maker wasn't dirty at all.  Here's the after dinner picture -


To Buy - The Euro Cuisine Heart Shape 8" Waffle Maker retails for $39.95, and is available at QVC.com.




I received a product to review from QVC.  Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.



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57. VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another DVD

As February is the month of love, I wanted to devote the whole month to great Valentines Gifts, and some of my family's favorites.  To kick it off, here's a whole lotta love coming to you from the latest Veggie Tales movie - VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another!




VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another! features three VeggieTales episodes -
  • Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue - Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry are two friends homesteading along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Tom & Huck look forward to owning their own land, building a home and opening Huck's Jerkey Land and Tom's Tax Service. But everything changes when they meet a mysterious stranger who is on the run and trying to find his mama. Will they risk losingit all  to help the stranger?
  • Abe and the Amazing Promise - When Bob the Tomato decides to respond to a fan's letter about "waiting" by directing a Bible-times interview with Abraham, Sarah and their promised son, his--and Junior's--patience is tested by spitting camels, a confused nurse, an easily distracted film crew, and a host of other laughable filming disasters!
  • King George and the Ducky - King George (Larry) has an affinity for rubber duckies and is jealous when a little boy has a ducky that he doesn't.  To try to make it his, King Georgesends the little boy to the front line of a great pie war.
  • & five brand-new “Bible Bits,”  - story shorts that demonstrate examples of giving and forgiving, helping, praying and sharing. 

Each episode in this collection helps teach a valuable lesson about love, whether it’s through honoring others when we help them, having patience or the importance of putting others first. 

My family loves the clean sweet messages of Veggie Tales, and this DVD is no exception.  Bidjust sits and giggles whenever the Ducky Episode comes on.

To Buy -VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another is available on Amazon right now for just $9.99. As this dvd combines 3 seperate eposodes, this is a great deal!


To Win - The nice folks over at Veggie Tales are giving the DVD to one of you!


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58. ChicChicChickadee - Close2Home Etsy Feature

Store Feature - ChicChicChickadee -  www.etsy.com/shops/ChicChicChickadee

Product - Pacifier Clips

About - Adorable set of 2 pacifier clips handmade in my smoke free pet free home. Never lose your baby's pacifier again, mitten clip attaches to clothes and the loop attaches to most major pacifers just loop through hole like a luggage tag. Works with mam, nuk, tommy tippee, born free, orthro-pro and others. If you would like custom clips i have many many beads to choose from. If you would like 10+ clips I can also do wholesale discounts.
Made from lead free beads, nylon ribbon for durability, lead free nickel free mitten clip. Mitten clip has plastic insert to protect your childs clothes. Each end is glued with non toxic waterproof craft glue.

Safety Note: As with any baby toy with small pieces, please use only under adult supervision. Never leave baby unattended in crib with a pacifier clip. Buyer assumes responsibility.

I can do wholesale lots. Convo me for prices and or custom listing.

I am a stay at home mom who wants to continue to stay at home in the years to come so i decided to start selling on etsy as a way to boost the family income. My 5 sisters have always been into crocheting and sewing but i could never get into those crafts. When i started beading and wire wrapping items i realized this was my passion. I love making pacifier clips and hair accessories because they are items i use for my children!

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59. Build-A-Bear Workshop® Harajuku Hugs Panda + a $25gc giveaway

Tomorrow is the official start of my Valentines Day Gift Guide so today I wanted to give you a little sneak peak, and introduce you to the perfect gift for kids - Build-A-Bear Workshop® Harajuku Hugs Panda.

The Harajuku Hugs Panda is an adorable 17inch black and white panda that has heart-shaped fur around his eyes and pink paw pads and ears.  

About - Harajuku Hugs™ (hara-ju-koo-hugs)n: a magical and inspiring world of fashion where G and the Harajuku Girls (Love, Angle, Music and Baby) "embrace" the super cute styles found on fashion-loving girls throughout the Harajuku district of Tokyo.

This panda is seriously cute.  I love that the panda is designed to be a fashionista, and has a complete line of clothing available.






Build-A-Bear Workshop® is one of my girls favorite stores and they would absolutely love to get one of these or even make their own for Valentines Day.   It's always their store of choice when they need a new cuddly stuffed animal to love, and this panda is the cutest yet.  Unfortunately for them, Co has already claimed it.

To Buy - The Harajuku Hugs Panda starts at just $20, and then goes up in price depending on how you personalize it.  It's a great gift, as it allows you to spend exactly what you want, and customize a friend for your child.

To Win - The great folks over at Build-A-Bear Workshop® want to give one of you the chance to make your own, so they are giving a $25 gc to one of you!


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60. Highcalpens - Close2Home Etsy Feature

Store Feature - Highcalpens - www.highcalpens.com

Product - Classic slimline and bullet style handturned pens

 
About - I started turning custom pens after my wife gave me a wood lathe for Christmas a couple of years ago. It seems at sometime in our 40 years of marriage, I mentioned the fact that I really enjoyed using a wood lathe in shop class in highschool. Back then all we made were candlestick holders...my, how times have changed! Now I devote most of my spare time turning pens. Funny thing is though, I still can't seem to find a pen when I need one!

My handturned, handfinished pens are made from wood, acrylic, or Corian (a Dupont registered countertop materias) or a combination of materials. I really enjoy the element of surprise when you stop the lathe for the first time after turning the pen blank down to it's finished size and looking at the pattern or grain in the wood that's been revealed. It often looks nothing like it looked like prior to putting it on the lathe.

The one thing I do that make my pens unique is that I use non-standard centerbands. I look for unusual beads, rings, metal bands, or wood pieces to use as the centerband on my pens. It really sets them apart from most other pens available online. I also do custom pens in any one of over 100 types of wood and with any type centerband you'd like. All my pen prices include free shipping and one free ink cartridge refill for the pen.

Support Handmade - The pens vary in price depending on materials used, but you can get them from between $15 to $20.




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61. Eva M Designs - Close2Home Etsy Feature + a giveaway

Store Feature - Eva M Designs - http://www.etsy.com/shop/EvaMDesigns


Product - Emerald Green Beach Glass Earrings


About - I am the creator of Eva M Designs, a shop that features a little bit of everything. I've always loved crafting but didn't get into the business end of it until I started making jewelry. Needing a way to fund this addiction, I started a shop on Etsy. Eva M Designs is named after my grandmother, Eva Manko, who passed on her crafty-gene to me. I think she also passed on an entrepreneurial spirit -- I remember hearing stories of her and my grandfather running all sorts of ventures, from an ice cream shop to selling eggs to clothing alterations. I recently decided to leave a career in teaching (and a decent salary) to manage a non-profit animal shelter in Olean, NY, and frankly, could use a second job. I'm trying to make Eva M Designs that job!

Though I've always been crafty, I never considered the possibility of a hobby becoming a business. For a long time, I made things for my own use -- I scrapbooked in high school, and I did a lot of sewing. For a few years I participated in Civil War reenactments (haha, yes, I'm a geek), so I sewed all my 1860s-era dresses myself. I also made a number of quilts and my prom dress. After I began college, my time was swallowed up with school and work, so it was just within the last few years I've gotten back into crafting. I started making jewelry in 2010 -- first, for myself, and then as Christmas presents. I briefly ventured into Etsy at that point, but my time was again taken up with graduate school (M.Ed. in Middle and Secondary Ed) and I abandoned that first try. I got back on to Etsy late this fall, utilizing the little time I have after work (when I'm not planning, grading, calling parents, etc.) to create! Finding teaching not to my liking, crafting has been a way to cope with this stressful year. I'm looking forward to my move to Olean, finally getting into a career that I love, and I hope all that positive energy will flow back into my creative work as well.


Support Handmade -For a chance to win these earrings, she has a great giveaway for one of you -

To enter into this giveaway, post your best picture of the beach or coastline, along with your information and where it was taken, on Eva M Designs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EvaMDesigns OR tweet it to @EvaMDesigns23 within FOUR days of this post.

She will compile all of the pictures into a blog post and let her friends, family and readers (and YOU) vote for your favorites! The winner wins the earrings.








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62. Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures DVD

It's been awhile since I've done a movie round-up, but a fun kids movie is coming out tomorrow so I couldn't resist.


The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures DVD will be available on January 15th, 2013 from Shout! Factory Kids.

About - Littlest Pet Shop is an animated half-hour comedy series that follows Blythe Baxter and her father as they move into a Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop store - an amazing day-camp for pets of all kinds including a doggie diva, dancing gecko, a sweet, adorable panda and others. Her real adventure begins when she discovers that she alone can miraculously understand and talk to all of the pets. Blythe joins them on fantastical adventures that include uproarious song-and-dance sequences.

Episodes Include -
  • Blythe’s Big Adventure - Parts 1 & 2
  • Bad Hair Day 
  • Gailbreak! 
  • Penny For Your Laughs 

To Buy - The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures retails for $14.97 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon now.




I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. 



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63. RStephensArt - Close2Home Etsy Feature

Store Feature - RStephensArt - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RStephensArt

Product -  Drawings and prints - art done by me with colored pencils, charcoal, graphite, etc.


About - I am a housewife and soon to be mother in South Florida. I started doing art when I was a child and kept with it because I enjoyed it. In high school it kind of took off though and became more of a career interest. I went to school for business and recently received my Bachelors degree in Supervision and Management. Although I decided not to get a degree in the arts I have continued to draw while going to school and have gone to craft fairs and made sales online and to friends and family. My favorite things to draw right now are foods like fruit, desert, breakfast, and other yummy stuff. I do want to break into the theme of LDS art. I like to work from a photo since it never changes.

Support Homemade - Her prints retail from $8.50-$20 and she has Originals available from $15-$200.  She has a great selection of fruit art that would be perfect as a set in the kitchen, and a blueberry pancake picture that looks good enough to eat.




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64. Music Lovers Giveaway Event

music lovers    

My husband sings, plays the guitar, and even a little ocarina.  Me, I just listen.  If you love music, this is a don't miss event.

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SOL (Soundtracks Of Life) is all about, and known for there premium quality for sound and merchandise. My Tracks Ultra Headphones are a navy blue base with white cushions on the inside. On top of it's sleek design it is also equipped the brand new V12 HD sound Engine's with SonicSoft. If the look of the Track Ultra isn't up to par with your taste buds then luckily your new headset has customizable parts sold separately. You can change from the color of your band, to the color of the wires you plug in to your


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  • Video: Now you can watch episodes of your favorite TV shows, Hollywood blockbusters, free video podcasts and home videos on your iPod nano. View them on the widescreen 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display. Tap to play, fast-forward, rewind and pause
  • Design: About the size of a credit card, the iPod nano is just 0.24" (5.4mm) thin. The 2.5" Multi-Touch display is nearly twice the size of the display on the previous iPod nano, so you can see more of the music, photos and videos you have
  • Bluetooth 4.0: Pairing iPod nano with Bluetooth-enabled headphones and supported speakers is a cinch. With no wires in the way, connecting to Bluetooth devices is hassle free
  • Music: Tap to play your favorite songs, entire albums or everything by one artist. You can even browse by genres or composers. Flip through your music by album art. To keep things fresh, give the iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library
  • Radio: FM radio keeps you up on what's going on out there, whether it's the game, the top news stories or your favorite talk shows. Just plug in your headphones and tap to see the controls. Flick the radio dial to change stations
Open to USA 1/9-1/14 12:59 pm est     One lucky winner will win all! Simply enter the Rafflecopter Below for your chance to win. GOOD LUCK!

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65. America Girl 2013 - Saige Copeland

American Girl's 2013 Girl of the Year is Saige Copeland.


About - She's a spirited girl who draws on her passions to inspire action. The Saige doll is 18" tall, with bright turquoise eyes that open and close. She has long auburn hair that can be brushed and braided, and comes with both pierced ears and an artsy ring!

I haven't seen her yet - as American Girl has yet to open a store in Utah - but from the pictures, she looks absolutely beautiful.  My daughter loves her horse!

I have had the chance to read the first book in the two book collection.


Saige is a fun young girl with two passions - painting, and horses.  When the art program at her school is threatened, she has to find a way to save the day.  She helps organize a "Save the Arts" fundraiser, and learns that with a little work you can teach an old horse new tricks.

To Buy - The Saige book retails for $6.95 and can be purchased at the American Girl store online or at retailers nationwide.  Or if you purchase the Saige doll, she comes with the first book.



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66. Valentines Giveaway Event - 4 Big Winners

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It's Already time to start thinking about Valentines Day!  To help you get started here is a great contest

 Prizes: 4 WINNERS 4 Holiday Inn Vouchers for 2 Nights and 3 Days Stay 4 1800Flowers 4 Chocolate Cover Strawberries 4 $50 Applebees Cards The event dates: 1/7- 1/18 Open to US Only

Sponsored by: Holiday Inn | 1800 Flowers | Co-Host: Mom Blog Society | Jackie's Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | She Informed | Mom Does Reviews | Route 249 | Stuff I Love | As Mom Sees It | Finger Click Saver |

Make this Valentines Day a Day To Remember. For a chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK  

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67. Mercer Mayers Birthday + a giveaway of Snowball Soup

After Christmas is always a crazy busy party time for us,  My sisters birthday is on the 27th, my husbands brother is on the 29th, a brother in law on New Years Eve, my sister on New Years, and finally another brother in law on the 2nd of January.  Since we will be celebrating so many birthdays, I figured why not celebrate one on my blog as well.

Here's a few clues to whose birthday we are celebrating.

  • He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 30, 1943. 
  • He’s written and illustrated over 300 children’s books. 
  • His most famous character appeared in his 1975 book, Just For You. 
  • Two of the main character's favorite pets are a grasshopper and a spider. 
  • He’s going to be 69 this year so that means next year is the BIG 70. 

About - Mercer Mayer has published over 300 books using a wide range of illustrative styles, although he is probably best known for his Little Critter® and Little Monster series of books. When Mayer drew from his own childhood experiences in creating stories, he struck a chord with children and parents alike.


“Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid,” says Mercer. “Now that I’m a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little."

To Celebrate his birthday, Silver Dolphin Books is releasing the very first My Little Critter app - Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter: The Trip. 

In Little Critter: The Trip, you will be able to take an action-packed car trip with Little Critter, Little Sister, Mom and Dad in which everything imaginable happens—literally—from A to Z, in this fun-filled interactive app! “B is for bad” when the “T is for tire” goes flat! And “L is for lost” when where did the “R is for road” go? Little Critters’ trip is full of humorous ups and downs like the actual road they’re following! It’s up to you and Little Critter to help find the way, fix the car when it breaks down, and play lots of fun “G is for games” with Little Sister to pass the time! Kids learn along with Little Critter as, true to his nature, he cheers you on to scale new heights!  

To Win - They are also giving away an autographed copy of Snowball Soup to one of my lucky readers here!  



To Enter Complete any of the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.

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68. Get Fit Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Nutrisystem | Eat Smart | ProForm | BeachBody Co Hosted by: Mom Blog Society | Jackie's Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | She Informed | Country Stew | Confessions of a Messy Mama | Zoe's Printable Coupons | Fishful Thinking | The Deal Fanatic | Route 249 | SOS Mom | Swank Savings


Prizes:
Ab Glider
6 Month Nutrisystem
EatSmart Scale
Insanity Worked Package
The event dates: 12/27 12am EST- 1/6 11:59pm EST Open to World Wide
       


At Nutrisystem, we believe that your health and happiness matters most. That's why for more than 40 years, we've been helping millions of people make themselves a priority, and discover that they, too, can change their lives for the better. By providing real food you know and love, guidelines you can live and learn by, and balanced nutrition your body needs, we've created a program that makes losing weight work for you.  

       
  • Measuring Functions: % Body Fat, % Total Body Water, % Muscle Mass and Bone Mass
  • Proprietary Automatic User Identification Technology; Stores personal data for up to 8 users
  • EatSmart "Step-On" Technology - Get instant readings with no tapping to turn on!
  • Large 3.5" Blue LCD display with white backlight - Easy to read.
  • Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; Runs on 4 AAA batteries (included); 100% EatSmart Satisfaction Guarantee

   
  • Burn 2x the Calories Per Minute
  • 2-in-1 Easy Abs Plus Workout DVD
  • 3-Minute Abs Workout DVD
  • Amazing Abs Digital Eating Guide
  • Vertical and Rotational Lock
         

     
 This might just be the hardest fitness program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 INSANITY workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. No equipment or weights needed. Just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.         For your chance to win the Get Fit New Years Resolution Giveaway Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!

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69. Gift Idea - Power Popper from Hog wild Toys

If you need a last minute boys gift idea, check out the Power Popper from Hog Wild Toys.


My parents have a container full of toy boys in their basement.  It's full of legos, dinosaurs, cars, dart guns, disc guns, and more.  But one of the first toys my girls always reach for is the power popper.  

About - On-The-Run Rapid Fire Fun!  Shoots 12 balls in rapid succession! 12 soft foam balls included. The faster you slide the handles back and forth, the faster and further the balls shoot out!

My girls sit down in the playroom and shoot the balls at different targets on the wall for hours.  They love to use the power popper because even though only one can shoot, the other can catch the balls as they bounce around the room.  It's easy to load, easy to shoot, and the foam balls don't hurt if they get hit with one.

To Buy - The Power Popper retails for $17.95.  Also from Hog Wild Toys are these fun animal poppers that would make perfect stocking stuffers.



 


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70. Gift Idea - Z Curve Air Storm from Zing toys

We're not exactly what you would calll athletic.  We love to read.  My husband is a math teacher.  And my 6 year old makes up math and spelling problems for fun.  Then the olympics came on tv this summer and all that changed.  My girls took up gymnastics, and my husband decided he could be an olympic archer.  He noticed that some of the archers were old and overweight, so decided that was the sport for him.  He hasn't actually done any archery, but he's talked about it.  The equipment and range time is just too expensive.  I've discovered a great way for him to start training with today's gift idea.

Gift Idea - Z Curve Air Storm from Zing toys.


About - Get the ultimate archery experience with the foam Z-Curve Bow! Hook in the Zartz Arrow or BlazeX Long-Range Arrow, position the shot, and watch it safely glide through the air for an incredible 125 feet! 

Includes one Z-Curve Bow, two BlazeX Long-Range Arrows and 1 Suction-Cup Zartz Arrow.

I love that this is a foam bow and arrow set so my husband can practice in our house any time he wants.  I also love that it shoots up to 125 feet.  That almost makes it like a real archery set, right?

To Buy - The Z Curve Air Storm varies in price depending on location, but it can be purchased at stores nationwide.







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71. Gift Idea - Wearables

If you have a child who loves toys where creativity is key, today's gift idea is perfect.

Gift Idea - Wearables


About - Wearables™ by Kid Constructions™ is the unique line of creative constructible toys that puts a new twist on a classic play pattern. Featuring multiple die-cut corrugated pieces, Wearables offer construction play that transforms into role-play as children create, construct and wear their creations. All the elements combine for creative, crafting, imaginative, and active play that encourages fun, quality family time.

The kits come unassembled and ready to decorate.


This is great because it allows your child to color and customize each piece how they want it.

After it's customized they are fairly easy to assemble.  It comes with PHOTO step by step instruction sheets, that are easy to follow (adult help recommended).  Wearables also come with shoulder straps, so your child can actually wear their creation.


To Buy - Right now there are 3 wearables styles, Wearables Stunt Plane , the bulldozer, and the princess carraige.  They all retail for just $25 and can be purchased on Amazon.com or at Toys R Us. 




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72. Gift Idea - Crayola's Digital Light Designer and Crayola's Marker Airbrush + a Giveaway

Let their kids express their creativity this holiday season with Crayola.

Gift Idea - Crayola's Digital Light Designer and  Crayola's Marker Airbrush


Crayola's Digital Light Designer is 360 degrees of artistic fun.  With 3 different modes kids can create works of art, activate their animations, and even play interactive games. 

Features include
  • Fun animation settings to bring drawing to life
  • Digital light stylus - allows kids to choose line width and colors for drawing fun
  • 8 interactive games and apps 

    Crayola's Marker Airbrush allows kids to airbrush their artwork like a pro. 

    To use all you have to do is attach a crayola marker to the pump.  Then pump it up and spray.  You can use the airbrush on papers, fabric, and because you can attach almost any crayola marker it might even work on windows!  My favorite thing about the Marker Airbrush is that it's kid powered - no batteries needed ever.

    The Marker Airbrush Kit Includes
    • 1 Airbrush Sprayer
    • 8 ct Washable Markers
    • 4 Bright Fabric Markers
    • 4 Stencils
    • 20 Sheets of Blank Paper
    To Buy - Price varies by store, but Crayola products are always a safe bet to make a child happy.  Unwrap your child's imagination this Holiday Season with a gift from Crayola.

    To Win - Win a Digital Light Designer and a Marker Airbrush set from Crayola! Enter to win on the rafflecopter form below. Open to US No PO Boxes.

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    73. Gift Idea - One Direction Charm Bracelet & Asst Merchandise

    When I was younger I wasn't really into girly things. I didn't have much jewelry and I never wore makeup. But I always secretly wanted a charm bracelet. I loved the idea that a charm bracelet would be completely customizable just for me.  I would have out a dance charm on my bracelet, a book charm, ice cream, and then possibly a charm featuring whoever was my favorite singer/actor at that time.

    I would have loved this 1D Louis Charm Bracelet.

     1D also has a great selection of other products available for their fans. They have keychains, jewelry, guitars, and even stick on nail sets.


    To Buy - If you have a 1D fan in your lie, definitely keep an eye out for all of the great 1 D Merchandise out there. (Price varies by store and item)


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    74. Gift Idea - Pajanimals Plush from TOMY

    If you're kids are a little young for One Direction, you can still celebrate the Holidays with some of their favorite characters - Pajanimals.



    About - The new PAJANIMALS product line from TOMY includes the PAJANIMALS bedtime friends’ plush line, inspired by the four main characters from the critically acclaimed television series, including Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo.

    I've heard of the Pajanimals show, but since we don't have SPROUT, I've never actually seen it.  Despite this, my girls absolutely loved these stuffed animals. 


    They are soft and cuddly.  And my girls loved that the animals were wearing their pajamas.

    To Buy - The pajanimals plush come in both 9-inch (SRP: $10.99) and 15-inch versions (SRP: $19.99).  They are available online and at Toys R Us and Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide.

    The complete line includes

    9” and 15” Plush Apollo (SRP 9” Plush - $10.99; SRP 15” Plush - $19.99)
    A green and purple dog, Apollo is a natural leader, the one they all look to when the path is unclear. Filled with confidence and common sense, although at times, he can be surprisingly sensitive. When he gets hurt feelings, everything must stop while his friends carefully coax him out of his funk.

    9” and 15” Plush Cowbella  (SRP 9” Plush - $10.99; SRP 15” Plush - $19.99)
    Cowbella is a purple and white cow that loves all things pink and princessy. Like lots of little girls, she has a vivid imagination and loves to play dress-up. She is also prone to emotional drama, and often gets lost in a cloud of big feelings. Her solution to all problems is to imagine them away, but sometimes her imagination takes her to dark places. Her friends, however, are quick to remind her she is the author of her own story and can always find the way home.

    9” and 15” Plush Squacky  (SRP 9” Plush - $10.99; SRP 15” Plush - $19.99)
    Squacky is a high energy, blue and yellow duck whose mind jumps around with its own mysterious logic. Squacky is never without his Blankie, tied around his neck like a cape. A self-appointed super hero, he only truly finds his courage with a little help from his friends.

    9” and 15” Plush Sweet Pea Sue (SRP 9” Plush - $10.99; SRP 15” Plush - $19.99)
    Sweet Pea Sue is a pink and orange pony with very large eyes who loves order and routine. She approaches all challenges with her own little “to do” list, and sometimes needs to learn how to let go and just let things happen. The others rely on her for her wise perspective and compassionate heart.

    Snuggle Up Story Mat (SRP $29.99)
    Help your child transition from playtime to nap time with the Snuggle Up Story Mat. Featuring your favorite lovable PAJANIMALS characters, this mat includes a soft book that transforms into a pillow.




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    75. Winter Break

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We'll be taking a short break for the Holidays, but I look forward to introducing you to fun new products in the New Year.







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