Friday, October 31, 2008

Uncommonly Cute

I love shirts with sayings on them, whether it be a phrase, a saying or something political. So I instantly loved Uncommonly Cute. They have some of the best sayings that I have ever seen. Ranging from "Word to Big Bird" and "Pre-school musical" to "King of the Little People" and my personal favorite "Elmo is my homeboy."
Uncommonly Cute was started by Allison Friedland, who realized early on in her daughters life that the cutsie clothes didn't fit her daughter or sons personality. So she came up with the cute phrases that showed her children's unique personalities.

Uncommonly Cute's t-shirts and onesies not only afford babies a sense of individual style-be they a Diva, a Rock Star or a Fashionista-but comfort as well. Each garment is made of 100% combed cotton and is super, super soft. Sure to delight the babies' no-fuss, socially conscious moms, the clothes are all machine washable, safe, durable and made in sweatshop-free American studios.
So if your little one has a personality that fits out side the "trucks, ducks and puppy" mold then make sure to visit Uncommonly Cute and make a statment.

Great Holiday Movies

Snow Day
Take a snow-day adventure with Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam, Thomas & Friends, and Pingu as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in this special collection of wintertime tales. Laugh, learn, and sing as your favorite friends play in the snow, decorate the Christmas tree, build a snowman, and take a musical journey to the North Pole to visit Santa's workshop! So bundle up with these beloved preschool characters in this special collection of wintertime classics.
My kids LOVE this movie! They love to see Santa and to see their favorite characters interacting with Santa.

Join Pingu as he keeps the polar ice caps cool in these icy new adventures. Take a trip to the South Pole where you'll find him chilling with the Abominable Snowman, getting his first job, and dancing the night away in his igloo. Laugh along as he learns the hard way that penguins can't fly, plays tag with his sister, and takes a trip on a motorized sled for the very first time. So grab you sled and catch the fun and silly excitement with everyone's favorite little penguin -PINGU- in this special DVD compilation the whole family will enjoy.
To get either of these titles visit Hit Entertainment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Slanket

It has been freezing around here lately (26 degrees this morning!) so I was super excited to try out the Slanket. The Slanket is a blanket with sleeves. It is designed with sleeves so you don't have the confinement of a blanket. Which comes in handy because you can eat, text or work on your laptop. It has come in so handy while I have been knitting Christmas presents. This is the perfect gift for the person in your life that lives in a cold climate or just like to get cozy on the couch.
They come in a lot of different colors. And depending which color you choose, a portion of the proceeds will go to a different charity. Blue goes to the H20 AFRICA Green, brown, and grey Slankets will help contribute to the NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL. The lavender, ruby wine, and apricot will accumulate funds for the BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

Wordless Wednesday

Me and Kayla at Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Purely Girlie Bowtique

I recently got into bows. I never really "did" Kayla's hair before she started kindergarten. Now I go to sleep thinking about how I am going to do her hair the next day. I have started accessorizing and while looking for bows on the internet I came across Purely Girlie Bowtique. Amanda (the mastermind behind the bows) is very talented. She has every kind of bow that you could think of, and if it's not there chances are if you tell her about your idea she can make it. The prices are very reasonable as well. I recently got my Halloween bow in the mail and I am in love! It is beautiful and very well made. The bows from Purely Girlie Bowtique are high quality and will not fall apart after only a few uses. So if you love bows you definitely need to check out Purely Girlie Bowtique, I promise you will love them!

Would you like to win a bow?
All you have to do is go to her site and let me know which one you want.
Contest ends October 31 at noon.

Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten!

I was beyond excited to read "Let's get ready for kindergarten" with Kayla. If you don't already know my little Kayla started kindergarten this year and I could not be more proud. I really wasn't aware that children needed to know as much as they did going into kindergarten. After going over the book with Kayla I was pleasantly surprised at just how much she knew. Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten is a fun way to learn what your child needs to know and you can go through and see how much your child already knows. They go through the ABC's (upper and lower case), numbers all the way up to 100, opposites and the seasons. If your little one is getting ready to go into kindergarten or is already in kindergarten then this is the perfect book to sit down and read with them.

Would you like to win a copy of "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" and "Let's Get Ready For First Grade?"
To enter just leave me a comment telling me about your favorite kindergarten memory.
To gain an extra entry just add my button.
Contest ends October 30.

This site is the site to go to if you are looking to "green" up your life. They have everything from clothes including bamboo clothing, green home environmental products including natural organic products and solar powered lights. I tried the organic shampoo called "I-Dream." I wanted to see what a "green" shampoo could do and see if it made my hair feel any different. I have to tell you that I loved it. It smells so good and my hair felt very clean, like a squeaky clean. I had to use a lot of conditioner (if you know me then you know I have an insane amount of hair) and when I rinsed it off my hair was soft and smelled awesome. What is also great is that the shampoo doubles as a body wash.
The Shampoo is a handmade product that uses the highest quality organic, wild or sustainably grown ingredients. It is completely biodegradable, has no harsh chemicals, no synthetics, no GMO's. It is 100% natural and largely organic. Most traditional skin and hair care products (even many labeled "natural and organic") contain ingredients that are known or suspected carcinogens (sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances and colorants and more.) Even when a product boasts plant-based, there is potential for pesticide and herbicide residues as well as contamination from chemical fertilizers. By choosing I Dream products you are making a commitment to your health and the health of the planet.

Alli's Originals

I love jewelery, and I especially love jewelery with my kids names on it. So I immediately loved what I saw at Alli's Originals. Alli's Originals specializes in made-to-order hand stamped, personalized sterling silver jewelery. I was so excited to get my necklace, and it comes in a little tin which is the perfect touch. You don't have to just get your kids names though. Alli makes jewelery for all occasions such as bracelets, earrings, weddings, anniversary's and she even makes originals just for you. So if you are having a hard time shopping for someone this holiday season, go to Alli's Originals and have a look around, I guarantee you will find the perfect gift.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have quite a bit of hair and it is really long, with having so much hair I have come to find that not all styling tools cut it. The old saying is true "You get what you pay for." Well when you get a styling tool from Misikko you will get more than your moneys worth. I was always afraid of flat irons but not anymore, after using the ceramic flat iron I am confident about straightening my hair. Part of the magic is that the straightening iron has solid ceramic plates. Which means that since most other flat irons have an aluminum coat on them, this one wont peel or get scratched. The plates are black which means that no matter what styling product you use, the plates will not get discolored. A ceramic flat iron is only as good as its ceramic heater any pro will tell you that. That is why Misikko uses integrated ceramic heaters cover the entire plate, more than twice the size of our competitors’. So if you are ready to find your new favorite flat iron, make sure to go to Misikko; you will love the results results. I know that I did.

The Gift Closet

Are you looking for a gift that will impress? Then visit The Gift Closet. The mastermind behind the site is Heather and she is talented. She not only makes some of her products, but she also promotes other mom businesses. I tried the body spray in "Heavenly" and it smells so good! The body spray has soy protein which adds nutrients to your skin without harmful chemicals or by-products. Their special protein contains more than 17 types of free amino acids, which help to build, maintain and repair the body. The body spray can also be used as a linen freshener, just spray on your clothes when they are in the closet, or on your towels in the cupboard. So whether you are looking for a gift for someone else or the gift of laughter for yourself (thanks to Heather's daily posts and inspiration) The Gift Closet is the place to go.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Anytime Costumes

Halloween is only 2 weeks away, do you have your costume yet? Well if not then rest assure that you will find it at Anytime Costumes! They have the widest selection that I have ever seen and they have all of the popular costumes. Their sizes go from infant all the way up to adult.
My husband and I are going to a costume party and I am dressing up as a pirate. Kayla picked out this Cinderella costume and she is so excited to wear it! I have had to hide it so that she doesn't ruin it before Halloween. The quality is very good and I am pleased with how much detail there is. I have to admit that it was really hard to pick just one. There are so many amazing choices.
Anytime Costumes has costumes for the whole family. Anytime Costumes is your year-round source for adult costumes, child costumes, plus-size costumes, costume accessories, theatrical make-up, masks, wigs, beards, props and holiday decorations.

Would you like to win a costume?
The winner will get to choose a costume from the infant, toddler, child or teen selections!
Just leave me a comment letting me know which one you choose.
Contest ends on October 20!


Winner of "Save the Ta-Ta's" Gift basket

Winner of "Athena" Bracelet from Twisted Silver
Jinxy and Me

Congratulations to the winners!
Thank you so much for taking the time to enter! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lands End

Lands End is synonymous with fashion and durability. You know that when you get a coat from them that it will keep you warm and look good doing it. The Lands End guarantee has always been an unconditional one. It reads: “If you’re not satisfied with any item, simply return it to us at any time for an exchange or refund of its purchase price.” We mean every word of it. Whatever. Whenever. Always. But to make sure this is perfectly clear, we’ve decided to simplify it further. Guaranteed. Period. So with winter fast approaching and temperatures going down, who couldn't use a new fleece pullover?
Here are two of my favorites:

Woman's Regular Half Zip Pull Over

Exclusive antistatic treatment resists static cling, static shock, lint and pet hair
Permanent antistatic finish never washes out
Famous ThermaCheck softness is still here
Lightweight ThermaCheck 100 Half-zip is ideal for layering and cool-weather exercising

and the Woman's Sherpa Fleece

Our thickest fleece
Feminine fit
Cotton/jersey lined for comfort
Half-zip style looks great and helps regulate body temperature
TEMPERATURE RATING: 0°/10° Fahrenheit. Over layering pieces, this Sherpa Fleece Half-zip will keep you warm in 0° weather; over a light layer, in 10° weather.

Would you like to win one of these amazing pull overs?
The winner will get to pick which one they want to win and in what color.
Just leave me a comment telling me about your favorite winter memory.
Contest ends October 24.

Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites

I would like to introduce you to a little piece of heaven, it is called Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites. They are absolutely delicious! It is a warm, flaky pastry dough wrapped around tasty fillings and come in three varieties; cheese and spinach, buffalo style chicken and mozzarella and pepperoni. They are easy to prepare (just 20 minutes in the oven) and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine. I tried the mozzarella and pepperoni kind. Yum yum yum! Between the flaky pastry and the mozzarella cheese I was in heaven. Even though they are a snack food that you put in the oven, you can still make it special. Just pop them in the oven, open a bottle of wine and curl up on your couch.

Would you like to win a coupon to try Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites?
Along with the coupon you will receive:
A wine bottle topper
Wine glass charms
A bottle opener
A wine and food guide
Stamp able wine tags
An appetizer plate that also holds your wine glass.

Just leave me a comment telling me how you keep warm in the winter.
Contest ends October 23.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FHI Heat

I have quite a bit of hair, so to me brushes are a major part of taking care of it. I am in love with my brushes from FHI. I have been using them for a couple of weeks now and I have to say that these brushes are amazing. I can brush my hair right out of the shower and not worry about the damage that the brush might be doing to my hair.

The new brushes features the Nano-Fuzeion™ technology- the process employs tourmaline, which creates negative ions. “The negative ionization seals the hair cuticle, especially in the presence of heat, locking moisture into the follicle and resulting in strong, supple, glossy hair."

The brushes are also anti-bacterial which is good for me because I share with my daughter. My hair feels so soft and it is all thanks to these wonderful brushes by FHI. Each brush retails for $19.99 which I know is quite a bit for a brush, but trust me it is well worth it. These brushes are durable and will stand the test of time. So if you are like me and like soft healthy hair then I suggest that you go over to FHI and order some brushes. I promise your hair will love you for it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bob the Builder Big Build Collection

Bob the Builder is HUGE in my house! James is crazy about him. In fact he wants to be Bob the Builder for Halloween. I was so excited when the Big Build Collection came in the mail. He loves the little Scoop toy that came with the DVD's, he even tells it goodnight. If your little one is as big a fan as mine is then he or she is going to love the Bob the Builder Big Build Collection.

When Bob Became a Builder

Join Scrambler and Benny, the newest members of the team and learn about the moment When Bob Became a Builder. From his very first brick to his latest plan. It's the story of Bob from boy to builder.

Bob the Builder gets the job done with help from the entire team, including Wendy, the machines - and even the pets! Although Scoop is so busy helping others that he misses the town's snowman - building contest, the whole town teams up to make him a winner. Dizzy rounds up the crew to finish building Farmer Pickles' barn, and Wendy gives Dizzy and Trix a hand with the bricklaying. Even Pilchard proves to be a team player. Bob and his team work together to get the job done. Now that's a constructive crew!

Scoop's Favorite Adventures

"Scoop Saves the Day"
After a bad storm causes damage, Bob and Scoop clear the road, while Muck and Lofty five Farmer Pickles a hand. After a series of mishaps involving Pilchard, a tree, and baby ducklings, Bob and Scoop save the day by rescuing their friends in the aftermath of the storm.

"Scoop's in Charge"
Scoop is in charge of repairing the mayor's garage while Bob attends an awards ceremony. But the responsibility goes to Scoop's head, and he accidentally runs over Mr. Bentley's watch. Fortunately, the mayor is thrilled with the garage repairs and solves the problem of the broken watch.

"Mr. Ellis's Art Exhibition
After demolishing an old house, Bob hopes to recycle the boards for the renovation of the old museum in time for an upcoming exhibition. the boards turn up missing until Spud exchanges them for some rotten wood that Scoop is carrying - leaving everyone happy and the museum perfectly restored.

"Scoop Has Some Fun"
Scoop is helping Bob erect telegraph poles, but they need help from the team. Unfortuately. Spud persuades Scoop to play tricks on Muck and Lofty, who are on their way to help. Scoop soon discovers that their tricks have backfired and, as a result, created more work for everyone.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Have you ever been out and about, and your little one scrapes gets a boo boo? Well I have and I was unprepared. Not anymore, now I have the Me4kidz Medibuddy first aid kit. It comes in a little case filled with everything that you could need for a little scrape or cut. In your little case you get:

(15) 3/4 "x3" Red, Blue and Yellow crayon bandages
(1) 3" Knee and Elbow Bandage
(1) Sting Relief Bandage
(4) 2"x2" Gauze Pade (2 two packs)
(3) 5"x8" Antiseptic Wipes (string free)
(1) Burn Relief Cream
(2) Antibiotic Ointments
(12) Kid Friendly Fun Stickers
(1) Carry Anywhere Case

With a retail value at $4.95, this kit is a steal. If you bought all of these items separately, you would pay about $80!

Let's not forget about our other kids, our furry kids. That's right Me4Kidz makes a first aid kit for pets too! It comes with:

(10) 5"x8" Antiseptic Wipes (sting free)
(1) 2" Gauze Roll Bandage
(6) 2"x2" Gauze Pads (3 two packs)
(6) 3"x3" Gauze Pads (3 two packs)
(1) Flexible Cohesive Pad
(1) 4 oz. Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
(2) Antibiotic Ointment Packs
(1) Pair of Scissors
(1) .5 oz. Eye Wash (sterile)
(1) Pet First Aid Guide
(2) Exam Gloves (Latex and Powder Free)
(1) 1/2" First Aid Tape Roll
(1) Tweezers
(10) 3" Cotton Applicator Swabs
(3) Sting Relief Pads
(1) Pet Information Label
(1) Doctor's Bag Organized Case
(10) Styptic Pencils (helps stop bleeding fast!)

So in that case you have everything that you could need to patch up your furry friend and run them to the vet!
So go to Me4kidz and order your today! It is better to be safe than sorry.

Would you like to win a MediBuddy of your own?
Just leave me a comment about a boo boo that you got.
Contest ends October 20.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Save the Ta-Ta's

When you get right down to it, cancer in any form is scary. One of the least talked about cancers is breast cancer and in some way shape or form we have all been affected by it. I think that any light that is brought to any cancer is good. It is for this reason that I love Save the Ta-Ta's. It is a funny, witty, tongue in cheek way of bringing information to people.
The purpose of Save the Ta-ta's is to exist and bring joy and healing to the world.

Our Core Values

We believe that laughter heals.

We believe in leading with a spirit of excellence.

We believe that integrity and generosity brings success for all.

These are sacred and unchanging.
These are our guiding principles for all we do.

I have my Save the Ta-Ta's shirt and I wear it proudly. You have a chance to win one of your own!
I am giving away a gift basket FULL of Save the Ta-Ta's gear.

The winner will recieve:
1 Save The Ta-Ta's t-shirt
1 Save The Ta-Ta's tote bag
1 Save The Ta-Ta's mug
1 Save The Ta-Ta's temporary tattoo
2 Save The Ta-Ta's car magnets
1 bar of boob lube

To Enter: Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite movie.
For an extra entry blog about it.
For another extra entry add my button to your side bar.

contest ends October 15 at 12 noon.

Twisted Silver

What girl doesn't like jewelry? If you are a true lover than you must know about Twisted Silver. The pieces are art work that make a statement. Twisted Silver is the imaginative trailblazer of the "convertible jewelry" movement. Belts become necklaces...become chokers... become multi-wrap bracelets! Rare is it to find a piece of jewelry always outside of the box, yet instantaneously fashionable and recognizable.

Because Twisted Silver lets you define how to wear the jewelry, your imagination is your only limitation. Give free reign to your individuality. One piece of jewelry.....SO many options! It's great to be a girl!

Would you like to win a bracelet? You have a chance to win either the "Rope Bracelet" or the "Athena."

Just leave a comment letting me know which you prefer.
For an extra entry, add my button to your blog.


Giveaway ends October 17th.

Emmie Kate

I love jewelry and I especially love personalized jewelry. This is why I love Emmie Kate.

All Emmie Kate jewelry is made from sterling silver and many of their bracelets can be personalized with your child’s name, a symbol, or favorite phrase.

The idea behind our Emmie Kate website was inspired by one of my most precious creations, my daughter Kate and her cousin and best friend, Emmie. Born just a few weeks apart, they have grown up together and delighted us with their adorable connection and attachment to each other. It was while searching for quality fashionable jewelry for Kate (and finding very little to choose from) that I came up with the concept to craft jewelry myself that was as solid, lasting and beautiful as the bond shared between the two girls.

Kayla absolutely loves her Emmie Kate bracelet. She says that it makes her look like a princess.

Would you like to win a "Emmie Kate Sterling Silver Whimsy Star Baby Bracelet?"

Just leave me a comment telling me about the the little princess in your life.
For another entry blog about this giveaway.


Contest ends October 20.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Le Top

When you are choosing clothes for your child do you go by looks or comfort? Well no need to choose now, Le Top has both. Their styles are incredibly cute and the fabrics are so soft.
Twinkle like the Stars!
Sophistication and style are the hallmarks of our 'Twinkle' collection - the perfect choice for any social occasion in the life of your little star. Romantic antique rose velvet and blush satin, embellished with delicate hand crystal beading and velvet ribbon details, are topped off by snuggle soft faux fur jackets and hats that stand out in the crowd. A collection designed to let her shine in the spotlight!

Choo-Choo Chic!
Casey Jones was never as stylish as these little engineers! Charcoal soft-wash canvas with twill tape details pairs up with wide heathered knit stripes in blues and greys to create railway fashion! Caution! Railroad crossing ahead! In his imagination he can ride the rails all day with comfort and panache. Woo-Woo!

Catch Some Z-Z-Z's!
Z'nuggle up in cozy comfort while the little zebra z'nores away! Comfy olive green and blue velour stripes pair up with solid velours and soft knits to create a comfortable wardrobe for your little zoologist. The overall set with little zebra toes will tickle his fancy - with the reward of a precious giggle for you. As tempting as a carrot for a zebra!

As visions of Sugar Plums danced in her head...
Fulfill the fantasies of your little ballerina with a special dress to dream and dance through the holidays. Soft stretch velour with rhinestone candies tops off the taffeta and multi-layer tulle skirt. The tulle is embellished with rhinestones so she can twirl and sparkle to her heart's content. le top's rhinestone tights finish off this special look -– but who needs an occasion? Every day is extraordinary with your little princess!

So for the latest in children's fashion make sure that you visit Le Top. It will become your one stop shop for all of your children's clothing needs!

Care Bears Flurries of Fun

Join the Care Bears in this heartwarming collection of delightful adventures! Whether they're coming to the rescue of a friend in need, thwarting an evil plot, or overcoming life's little "Oopsies," the Care Bears find fun and spread joy with their caring missions!

Oopsie Does It!
Oopsy bear is the only Care Bear without a belly badge. He got his name because he is always having little mishaps. When Cheer Bear and Grumpy Bear build an amusement park for their friends, Oopsy accidentally destroys it. Grizzle uses Oopsy's mistake in a plot to steal the Care Bear's belly badges. Will Oopsy stumble to the rescue - or will he just...stumble?

Grizzle-ly Adventures
First, in "Broken," Share bear won't share her favorite necklace to help a friend. Will Grizzle help, or just share more trouble with the Care Bears?
Then , in "Emma's Dilemma," things are missing all over Care-a-lot! The Care Bears let Emma help - but she ends up missing, too, thanks to Grizzle.
Can Emma and the bears find a way out of Grizzle's trap?

Ups and Downs
In "Cheer Up," Cheer Bear wants to throw a surprise party for Surprise Bear. But how can you possibly surprise Surprise? And, who will will cheer up Cheer when she gets frustrated trying to hide the party plans from her friend?
In "Down to Earth," Jake moves to a new town and is missing his old friends. Can Funshine Bear show him how to "find the fun" and make friends in his new neighborhood? Will Funshine make it back to Care-a-lot?

These were so much fun to watch with the kids. I feel that the Care Bear movies have strong messages about character and integrity. They set a good example of how to act and how to treat others.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lifeway Kefir Wellness Bar

You know that feeling that you get when you eat something that you know is good for you? Well that is the feeling you will get when you eat a Lifeway Kefir Wellness Bar.
You are probably asking yourself, "What is Kefir?" Kefir is the cousin of yogurt and its roots can trace back more than 2000 years. Originating in the Caucasus Mountains of Europe where people live well past 100 years, the word Kefir is thought to have been derived from the Turkish word "Keif" for "good feeling", probably due to the sense of well-being experienced after drinking it.
Lifeway Kefir Wellness Bars are loaded with tons of live active Probiotic cultures which help to keep both your immune and digestive systems strong and healthy!
Now Lifeway Foods, America's leader in Kefir, has taken the probiotic power found in traditional Kefir, and transformed it into a nutritious, convenient, on the go, snack bar. Lifeway's Kefir Wellness Bar contains the essential daily probiotics your body needs, and the great taste you deserve.

Go ahead, enhance your immune system, balance digestive health, and indulge.