Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CLOSED! Fun In the Sun Day 8 ~ SwitchFlops Giveaway (3 Winners)



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I end this wonderful Fun in the Sun giveaway extravaganza with one of my favorite items … shoes! Oh shoes how I love you, your size doesn’t go up or down. Well this last pregnancy did go up ½ a size but hey I can handle that. Looking for a size 7 ½ is so much better of a size then my pant size. Well enough about that!

I was so excited when Switch Flops let me try a pair. They sent me over the Lulu in brown along with 2 strap to switch to (Brittany & Shawn). Amazing enough my husband is the shoe fanatic in our house, really he’s closet is packed. Which leaves me little space for my shoes, so let me tell you a shoe that allows me to switch it out making it look like more than one shoe and take up little space makes me smile wide. I know who the heck is the girl here?

Switch Flops comes in 3 comfortable soles to choose from with super cute names (Lily, Lulu & Taylor). They seriously are so comfortable and the cutest things I’ve ever tried. Who would have thought that I could love shoes that have the same Velcro I use for my son’s shoes? That is what I call an amazing product, Velcro on the top to make it easy to switch out your strap of the flip flop to match whatever outfit you’re wearing that day! Isn’t that that the smartest thing ever?

So if you are anything like me you put on one top then you try to find the pants you’ll wear for the day. You look everywhere can’t find them so you put on a different pair of course they don’t match the top you’re wearing. So you try on a different top, of course this one fits tight. So you switch it out to a different one, by this time you’re frustrated and sweaty! Remind you of one of your days? Sadly I have this one often while getting ready for work. This also could be the reason I have one pair of dress shoes I go to every day! Yes you know were I’m going here, Switch Flops are so easy to change out to match whatever top and bottom I finally decide on with little effort and no more sweat. Hey my deodorant can handle only so much tugging and pulling. Thank you Switch Flops for giving me one item that causes less frustration!

A little about this amazing company and my new hero who created Switch Flops:

Lindsay Phillips is the energetic inspiration and founding force behind SwitchFlops. Her footwear concept evolved from a high school art project—ceramic flip flops. Amazed by the response, Lindsay began designing functional flops with colorful straps, each adorned by a unique button. Her idea evolved when she realized that by using Velcro she could create one shoe with many straps–unlimited choices with minimal effort. This simple, yet brilliant innovation was the birth of SwitchFlops. Lindsay applied for a patent on her idea before she graduated high school.






WIN IT: THREE lucky readers will receive a pair of Switch Flops of their own! Mandatory go to Switch Flops website and tell me what set you would choose if you won!

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This giveaway ends on July 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST. 3 winners will be chosen by Random.org and posted in a separate post. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me after the drawing or forfeit their prize.

CLOSED! Fun In the Sun Day 7 ~ Bei Bambini Giveaway (2 Winners $25 GC)



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I had ok I should say Cole had the opportunity to try out the most amazing Ethan Emb Blue Gingham with Whales. It was the nicest set Cole has ever worn. He just looked so darn adorable in it!


Cole wore this beautiful Bei Bambini to a birthday party this past weekend. Yes I was so proud that he kept it clean almost the whole time! But don't worry it was so easy to clean and came out looking brand new! YEAH I love when clothes can be beautiful and wash just as beautiful. Yes with boys it's the little things in life that make this mom so happy. Yes stick with those little things :).

Look I've learned Italian ... Ok just that Bei Bambini means "Beautiful Children". Doesn't that just melt your heart? I'm telling you if you would like to put your children in amazing clothing at affordable prices you must check out Bei Bambini. I was so impressed with their children line, finally a store that gives you cute boy clothes! Ok you people with girls have it easy, girl clothes are always so cute. Boys on the other hand always seem to get the short end of the deal. Not often do I find a place that only cares cute boy clothes, not just the token one or two items to make us moms of boys quiet. Ok so they might not always be cute themselves but the at least the clothing can be! I know but he's all mine :).

A little about the company:

About Bei Bambini Online
Bei Bambini, Italian for "Beautiful Children", is an exclusive Jeanine Johnsen Children's Clothing online retailer. We aspire to share this high quality collection to shoppers around the world.
Jeanine Johnsen products are gorgeous, comfortable, fashionable styles adored by children everywhere. We stand by and guarantee the quality of all products sold on Bei Bambini Online. If a certain item, color or size is not shown, it means that it is sold out for the season. If you would like help finding a comparable item, do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you!


WIN IT: TWO lucky readers each will receive a $25 Gift Card! Mandatory go to Bei Bambini website and tell me what you would product you would like with your gift card!

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Check that out that is A LOT of chances to win! Keep the entries coming and remember if you Grabbed the Button before today you get 5 EXTRA entries in both of our giveaways!!! Also if you blogged about it you get 10 EXTRA entries in both mine and Misadventures in Baby Raising "Fun in The Sun" Giveaways!

This giveaway ends on July 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST. 1 winner will be chosen by Random.org and posted in a separate post. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me after the drawing or forfeit their prize.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

(CLOSED) Fun In the Sun Day 6 ~ Bummis Giveaway (1 Winner)



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I had the pleasure to try out the cutest and wonderful diaper cover! I'm in love with Bummis Diaper Covers. Caden just thought he was to cool running around the lake front in his Bummis. He was the hit of the party everyone kept coming up and looking at his bum. He would just turn around give them a funny look and say "MINE". It was too flippin cute!

Talk about durable, yes that is Caden below playing in the sand box! It was so easy I just popped them in the wash (yes I wash every night, don't you) and out them came looking new!

Even if you don't use cloth diapers the Bummis Diaper Covers are perfect to cover diapers. So much easier and hello cost effective to use a Bummis Diaper Covers instead of those swimmer things. And you know this girl price first and of course Environment also. I love when those two worlds can come together :).

Some amazing things that I loved about Bummis I just had to share:

This version of the Bummi Original comes with an exterior layer of cotton
in fun prints. It has the same features as the
Bummi Original, and comes in the same sizes, except that it is not available in NEWBORN.

The same care instructions apply to this diaper cover as apply to the Bummi Original. As well, we do not recommend this product for nighttime use, or for super heavy wetters. If the diaper is allowed to become very wet, eventually the
cotton exterior will absorb the moisture.

Some Great things about the company, really you'll be just as impressed as me:

Bummis was started by mothers using cloth diapers on their own babies. At that time, there was a serious lack of good quality, affordable diaper covers on the market. So we set out to fill that niche - designing products that would work on our own babies. Fifteen years later we are still a company owned by mothers! We have grown and changed a lot (as have our babies), but our focus is the same.

We believe that good quality, easy to use & affordable diaper covers make it easy to use cloth diapers. We encourage parents to use cloth diapers because of the many benefits to be had in terms of health, cost, and the environment
.

Impressed aren't you! First off I love to find amazing products by moms, we are of course the best thinkers :). And their goals are exactly what I look for when I'm researching. With times tough I do even more research, I want the best bang for my buck, items that are good for my kids along with ones that actually work and of course I love to treat the Earth well! Bummis brought all my goals to me and I'm thrilled to share them with you also.

Bummis has generously offered one of my readers Bummis Swimmi Size M (15-22lbs) ~ See Picture (Right ---}) of the Swimmi you'll receive:

WIN IT: Mandatory got to Bummis website and tell me what other Product you would like!

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Check that out that is A LOT of chances to win! Keep the entries coming and remember if you Grabbed the Button before today you get 5 EXTRA entries in both of our giveaways!!! Also if you blogged about it you get 10 EXTRA entries in both mine and Misadventures in Baby Raising "Fun in The Sun" Giveaways!

This giveaway ends on July 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST. 1 winner will be chosen by Random.org and posted in a separate post. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me after the drawing or forfeit their prize.

Fun In the Sun Day 5 ~ Natural Bath and Body Review



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Wow this has been a wild week and I'm in some need of pampering! Yes and I have found the perfect place to start my pampering! Natural Bath & Body Shop has the most incredible line of lushes goods, check them out for Loofah, Sea Sponges, Organic Soaps ... and so much more!

Natural Bath & Body Shop were so nice and sent me 3 amazing products to try out. I felt like a queen. I actually locked myself in the bathroom, that last a total of 7 minutes (yes I counted) before the turds I call children broke threw the door ... hmmmm I'm thinking they had help from the man formally known as my husband (currently I'm calling him other names).

Back to the wonderful products I had the pleasure of trying out! My first wonderful one was this amazing Loofah Back Brush (currently 15% off). The Loofah Back Brush is perfect for reaching those hard to reach backs and the best part it doesn't feel like you've scrubbing with concrete. Don't you hate those old ones in the past they are hard and don't feel so great scrubbing your back. Trust me Natural Bath & Body Shop Loofah Back Brush is divine, even with 2 kids pounding on the shower curtain you can loose yourself :).

The second product I got to try out was these wonderful South Pacific Silk Sponge - 3-Pack. Let me just say these sponges are wonderful to apply your make up. No more funny patterns that your fingers or a cheap drug store sponge will do to your face. Let me say these are a winner! Here's a little more about these sponges:

Silk sponges from the South Pacific. Soft, smooth, but not as durable as the other silks. Reasonably priced for quantity purchases. South Pacific silks come in three pack of 2" sized sponges.

Most Sea Sponges are harvested from Florida's Gulf Coast by our local Tarpon Springs Spongers. We also import unique sponge varieties from the Bahamas, the Mediterranean Sea and South Pacific Ocean. We proudly offer the largest collection of sustainably harvested natural sea sponges available online.

My third product I think was my favorite! Cleansing Gel with Aloe Vera that made my face squeaky clean (see ending picture below). It was so silky and believe me a little goes a long way. It suds up and felt so good on my face. Even when I washed it off I didn't feel that nasty film, it was clean and I was ready for bed no make-up left to weigh me down.

A little about the

Gel cleanser designed to remove make-up and impurities. Enriched with aloe vera, helps your skin gain the moisture balance it deserves, after an exhausting day.
As you know this crazy working mom can use all the balance she can get!

Natural Bath & Body Shop is a wonderful shop you must check out for items such as Loofah, Sea Sponges, Organic Soaps .... Plus you have to check out About Us page where you can see an very cool video on how they harvest Sea Sponges. They even have photos of step by step of the process. Check out this amazing company that is a slice of Greece.

Thank you again Natural Bath & Body Shop I truly love the products and know everyone will too.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

(CLOSED) Fun in the Sun Day 4 ~ Layers Clothing $25 GC Giveway (1 Winner)



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Today I bring you one of my favorite things an amazing clothing store! LayersClothing is an wonderful online store for Tees Dresses Pants Swimwear. It was all so beautiful I had such a hard time picking something. I just loved their Swimwear and just had to get the Gidget! I know don't you just love the name. It so reminded me of her too, and since I'm the same bubbly person I just knew it was perfect for me. Plus check out those super cute ruffles and of course hello pink is in there! Sorry everyone no picture of me in the actual Swimwear, I want you all coming back here and not to scare you off. Soon when I've dropped all the baby weight I'll put it on for you, for now it's a backyard item. A girl still needs to tan :)

A little about the Swimwear I received believe me the spandex is wonderful, yup holds you in wonderful :):

Gidget: Pink gingham halter tankini. Mini accordian pleatdetail along v-neck line and bustline. Front linedtop with removable bra pads. Fully lined bottomswith fold over band detail. Nylon/Spandex. XS-XL.

Currently I see some wonderful deals going on their site you'll just have to check out! They also have one retail store in Sandy, Utah. 426 W Universal Circle Sandy, UT 84070. Come shop with us Monday-Friday 9-7 and Saturdays 10-5. For my Utah friends you'll have to check them out! For everyone else you must log on LayersClothing (yes its a link I make it easy) and check out the wide variety they have. I have my eye on this super cute Bianca that comes in Coral, now would that be an amazing color on me?

The amazing people at LayersClothing has offered one of my readers a $25 E-Gift Certificate. How they work:

E-gift certificates come in the form of email. You can purchase an e-gift
certificate online or in our store. The e-gift certificate will be emailed
directly to the recipient or to yourself, just enter in the valid email address
of the intended recipient along with a message upon checkout. We do not offer
paper certificates or gift cards at this time.

WIN IT: Mandatory got to LayersClothing website and tell me what you would spend you $25 E-Gift Certificate! Super easy plus you may just find a SALE you have to have!

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This giveaway ends on July 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST. 1 winner will be chosen by Random.org and posted in a separate post. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me after the drawing or forfeit their prize.

True Learning CD WINNER!!!

Sorry for the delay on this, been a crazy week! I'm so excited about this giveaway, I love doing reviews on items for the kids. And one that help with school and helping them get a head in life, really makes me excited. The True Learning CD is amazing, you'll enjoy every minute of it and so will your kids. Really Cole ask for them, plus he likes to feel like a big boy and as he says "do his homework".

Thank you again True Learning for this amazing CD and all the fun that we had along with it!

WINNER!!!!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

(CLOSED) Fun in the Sun Day 3 ~ Munchie Mug Giveaway (1 Winner)



Here we go, after you enter here make sure you go over and check out Misadventures in Baby Raising and her amazing giveaways too! I'm so excited as many of you know my boys are notorious for crackers and snacks everywhere! Oh for you newbies you'll check out the found underbed series! So you can imagine my excitement when Munchie Mug Snack Cup sent me Munchie Mug to try out. Now all I need is to find a liquid version and I'm all set. Well one problem at a time!

The Munchie Mug is an amazing Spill Resistant Travel Mug. Yes I did actually turn it upside down and checked if the crackers could fall out. Oh don't worry I even tried it with honey goldfish those pesky little ones that slip out of everything. And guess what they stead inside, yes I even had Caden shake it around. Get this my floor stayed clean, Oh thank the Lord! Finally a day I didn't have to vacuum up cookies, oh don't get me wrong still had to vacuum up dirt but no cookies. Yes every little thing gives me joy, yes I know my life is so fulfilling and you so are jealous ... ha-ha!

Ok back away from my life and enjoy the wonders I bring you! The Munchie Mug is great it has this most amazing fabric that keeps the snacks in, but easily allows for little hand to reach in and grab a treat. And my favorite part, is it has a lid you can screw on. So many times I put snacks in a bowl, the boys eat a few and then yup it sits in the bowl and I end up throwing them away. The Munchie Mug not only saves my carpet but my money with keeping the snacks fresh!

Some frequent questions:

How does the fabric hold up to repeated use and cleaning?
We have had many Mugs in the field for over a year, and the fabric has shown little sign of stretch during this period. Over time and with repeated use, some “balling” and “normal fabric wear” may be noticeable on the surface of the fabric, but this will not affect the function of the Munchie Mug. Prolonged cleaning in the dishwasher (using only the top shelf) has likewise shown to have no ill effect
on the fabric or Mug itself.

Is the Mug sturdy?
The entire Mug is made from polypropylene (fabric is 85% polypropylene) and has good impact and tear strength. The Mug can take lots of dropping and normal child-type abuse with little or no damage.

If I have more than one child, how can I tell cups apart?
There is a small writable band on the lower portion of the special lid where names may be placed with a permanent marking pen.

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