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Friday, July 30, 2010

Mom Central UNDERway blog tour giveaway x10! **Closed**


Are you like so many other moms out there that struggle with food daily. I have struggled with food my entire life and its not like smoking where you can just quit it, you have to eat to survive and you just have to watch what you eat. Its a lifelong battle that many people just can't seem to win. When I heard about the UNDERway system I had to hear more!

UNDERway™, the first true appetite suppressant supplement drink is available in 3 delicious and nutritious flavors. UNDERway™ not only suppresses your appetite naturally and quenches your thirst, but is filled with HeroFiber™ (a super fiber) and vitamins. Invented by Dr. Sass, one bottle of UNDERway™ appetite suppressant supplement drink delivers the equivalent of 9 grams of fiber nutrition which is nearly a third of your daily recommended requirement of fiber content, in only 20 calories.

underWAY™ CURBS YOUR HUNGER TWO WAYS. Its special formulation not only takes longer to be absorbed by the stomach, it also slows the absorption of what's already there - making you feel fuller, longer. What's more, its unique ingredients stimulate your stomach, telling your brain you've consumed more calories than you really have - which, with underWAY™, is almost zero!


Your body has multiple ways of signaling hunger. Some are in the stomach and gastrointestinal track and some are in your brain. underWAY™ has been designed to naturally help you control hunger both ways. By having a very low glycemic index, your brain never registers a sugar or insulin rush that leads to the hunger signal. HeroFiber™, a Super Fiber, increases the bulkiness in your stomach and slows down the digestion process so you feel fuller longer.

Besides tasting better, you will notice appetite suppression with only 10 calories versus 50 or more calories with other drinks. We want you to lose weight while getting good hydration without extra calories. We suggest you drink underWAY™ instead of what you drink now in order to get all the other health benefits as well.

It tastes great and is even more to go along with it! underWAY also makes cookies, cupcakes, soups, cereals, shakes, bagels, and crunch! Its all delicious and I am hooked! I love that it has cut down my snacking and keeps me full longer, so I am cutting calories! You really have to check this out!


Mom Central and underWAY have offered up eight bottles of underWAY (four Acai-Pomegranate and four Grape) along with aSmart for Life assortment including: cookies, cupcakes, soup, cereal, shake, bagel, and crunch to 10 very lucky winners!!! Anyone is welcome to use the following discount code for 10% off! MCCAN10OFFUW

To Enter:

Tell me why you would like to try underWAY
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Win a case of underWAY and some goodies to go along with it! @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/23bdttj

***** Contest will end on August 11th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada only*****

You may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win once as part of the underWAY blog tour contest!

Disclosure - I am participating in the underWAY program by Mom Central on behalf of Better Health Beverage, LLC. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CSN Stores


I am sure most of you have seen me talking about CSN Stores before, they have over 200 stores with pretty much everything you can imagine! Bedding, shoes, toys, baby furniture, rugs, tools, lighting and so so so much more!!

While it was super hard to choose what to review from CSN Stores I finally narrowed it down after a few hours on their site, its really addicting! My husband has really gotten into fishing in the last two months or so and we have about 20 salmon fillets sitting in our freezer. I love salmon and could eat it everyday, for dinner, smoked, candied, mmmmm.

We had been wrapping all our fish in saran and then a freezer bag but it has gotten to be very wasteful, time consuming and still not keeping out all the freezer burn. When Kris is fishing we can have 20-40 fillets in the freezer at any given time and don't necessarily eat them all for a few months. I would hate to have to throw out some food because it was all freezer burned and not edible. What a waste, its happened to us before as I am sure it has happened to you too.
Not any more with the Deni Magic Vac Turbo Pump Vacuum Sealer! I was thrilled when it arrived as Kris caught 4 fish the day before and was going out that night for another 4! The next night we pulled it all out and read the instructions at the counter and had our first fish vacuum sealed within 5 minutes. It was so easy to use. I am still tweaking how big to make the bags so that I am not wasting the bags and putting even less into the landfill!

To use the Deni Magic Vac Turbo Pump Vacuum Sealer all you do is use the built in cutter to cut the size of bag you want. You place one end of the bag into the sealer and hold down the black part for about 7 seconds and it seals that end. Then you fill the bag with whatever you want to fill it with and then put it back in the sealer, this time you put the small sucking part and close the lid. Once its as sealed as you would like, or totally sucked dry, you push on the black piece and hold it down again for about 7 seconds and its sealed!

The only thing I was surprised about was that when you push down to seal it you can see a small amount, it was very small amount, of air go back in when you go to seal it, it wasn't enough air to do any harm really and from what I have been told most vacuum sealers do this. It was such a breeze to use and to go even faster I started making all the bags I needed for whatever I was sealing and then filled them all then just sucked and sealed them one at a time and that was super fast. Way faster and cheaper than saran wrap and a freezer bag and no freezer burn! I am in love! At only $49.99 this is a super good deal!!!
I also got two big replacement rolls because when we are vacuum sealing up 4 fish every couple of days we go through lots!!! Be sure to check out CSN Stores for all your shopping needs!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sleepy Sheep with a Giveaway **Closed**

I love to sleep, always have always will! I have never owned a duvet though I have slept with one! You really can't describe the feeling of sleeping under an amazing duvet. I got the Regular Weight Wool Duvet from Sleepy Sheep and couldn't wait for it to arrive. As soon as it did I ripped into it, borrowed a cover until I could get one and crawled into bed! It's amazing!

The weight is great, its not to warm right now in the middle of summer and it will still be plenty warm enough in the winter! This duvet will last us many many years and many nights of good sleep! All of Sleepy Sheep's products are manufactured in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, just a hop away from me!


This luxurious duvet is covered with unbleached cotton, and stuffed with the finest New Zealand wool. This deluxe duvet will keep you warm, dry and comfortable the night through.

We use only the highest quality wool in our duvets, which ensures greater loft and insulating ability with less weight. With other wool duvets, more wool is required to achieve the same insulation which makes those duvets considerably heavier than our Wool Duvets. To maintain the maximum bulk of the wool, we use a minimal stitch pattern, which allows the wool to expand to its full height. More stitch lines restrict the wools maximum loft and reduces the insulation qualities.

With our high bulk wool, the carding process, our manufacturing processes, and the 100% unbleached cotton we use, you will not find a better wool duvet anywhere in the world.

Wool. It’s an incredible insulator, helping to keep you cooler in the correct weight, and has special moisture wicking properties, which is incomparable in the summer heat. So go ahead; sleep healthy through the summer under your
natural summer weight wool duvet and find out what it feels like to sleep in natures own miracle materials.


Your bed and bedding is something that can truly impact all of your life! If you don't get a good nights sleep you are run down, cranky, and just not up to par all day. Its bad for your health and really isn't any fun. Its worth spending money on good mattresses and bedding when you think that you are in bed for about half of your life in bed! My next big purchase will be a new mattress and then I will need a new mattress protector/pad and I will definitely be checking out Sleepy Sheep when the time comes!!

Check out Sleepy Sheep to get all your bedding needs!! They have not only duvets but pillows, mattress pads, mattresses and more!!
Sleepy Sheep has offered up a $50 gift certificate to use towards anything in their store!
To Enter:
Go to Sleepy Sheep and tell me what you would get with it!
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Win $50 to Sleepy Sheep @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2552kzu

***** Contest will end on August 29th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Precious Kid with a Giveaway **Closed**


My Precious Kid carries all sorts of things to keep your most precious belongings safe! They carry every kind of child proofing that I have ever seen as well as potty training supplies, feeding items, baby gear, carriers and more!

My Precious Kid Child Safety Products and Baby Gear protect your children and give you peace of mind. We have products for your baby, children, adults, pets, the elderly, and children with special needs. Is your child safe and protected? Lets us help protect your family. Child Safety is our priority! "

The argument can be made that there is no higher parenting priority than to keep our precious children safe. And when it comes to kid safety, MyPreciousKid.com is one step ahead of the game. My Precious Kid specializes in child safety products and baby gear." By ParentingPink.com

Kay Green is an entrepreneur, business owner, speaker and new mom mentor in Hillsboro Oregon. She started My Precious Kid in 2001 after the adoption of her 4th child. My Precious Kid ID Cards were a result of needing Homeschool ID's for her kids, and an ID for Haley after her adoption. The Car Seat ID card was Kay's brainstorm after seeing car seat ID stickers from the hospital that were messy to remove or change. That led to creating ID kits to protect children and finding other wonderful child ID products to share with her customers. Today My Precious Kid has over 150 products for child safety & safe baby gear. In 2008 she moved the business from her home to a retail store front with 2 employees. Her passion still is keeping our children safe.


We got a Blueberry pocket diaper in cow print for Brandon from My Precious Kid. We are so close to potty training but he still needs a diaper for naps, bedtime, and when we go out. Since we got our "cow" diaper as Brandon calls it, he has been waking up from his nap dry so its nice to know that we can just wash the diaper and use it again tomorrow instead of having to keep throwing them in the garbage.


I used cloth diapers when Brandon was about one but after a few months they started to give him a rash. Looking back I wonder if it was built up detergent but I tried everything and it wouldn't go away unless he was in disposables. So we have been using disposables for his whole two years other than about 6 months. I really miss using them because they are sooooo much better for the environment and so much cheaper not to mention cuter. We can go through a $35 case of diapers in about 3 weeks so if we got 15 blueberries we would have broken even after less than a year if my math is right! So after that they are free and then you can use them for additional children or sell them or pass them on, they aren't just filling up the landfill!

This Blueberry diaper is so soft and cozy up against Brandon's skin. It washes up great, doesn't pill and is very absorbent with two liners that you can use. We just use one at nap time and two at bedtime. Its great because if he wakes up dry at nap time we just use it again that night at bedtime and then wash it the next day and its ready to go again! The best part, its good from 10-35 lbs!!!
Check out the Blueberry diaper and all of the other great products at My Precious Kid! And they have offered up a stroller B hook to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to My Precious Kid and tell me what other product caught your eye
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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
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Win a stroller B hook from My Precious Kid @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2c4ggp7

***** Contest will end on August 26th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to the USA only*****

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Little Humbugs with a Giveaway **Closed**


The inspiration for the Little Humbugs grew from a desire to connect children back to nature. When children have experienced the Magic of nature they will want to protect it. First, we need to get the children outside – allow them the freedom to play, explore and discover.

The Little Humbugs were created to tell a compelling story on how we need to care for the environment and to live in harmony with the Natural World. Through engaging characters, the power of words and images and interactive play, our goal is to connect children with nature and inspire and empower them to create change.

As a mother of 3, I have always had two major concerns: children are spending far less time playing outdoors than ever before; the Natural Environment around us is constantly being plundered and despoiled.

As a child, I reveled in the magic of Mother Nature. As a parent, I feel driven to protect it. I want my children and the generations that follow to inherit the same privileges that I once enjoyed. As a children’s author and illustrator I hope to inspire children to embrace the outdoors and experience for themselves, how wonderful Mother Nature can be.

My desire is that children will want to join the Little Humbugs outdoors, having fun with nature and understand that they are very much a part of the natural world; This led me to create “The Little Humbugs” a children’s superhero brand, focused on nature, our environment and the natural world; Children’s Nature-warriors, if you will.

The Little Humbugs are so cute, Kristina got to try out some dolls, books, lip balm, and perfume. She was thrilled, she loves butterfly's and anything girlie. The dolls were stuffed inside of a little cocoons that had a zipper that you can open and pull out the butterfly. Very cute. The books were great, some beautiful artwork and great stories.

She is always putting on lip balm and so this was great for her as well as her first perfume that she just can't get enough of. The Little Humbugs website is great, and has some really fun stuff on it for kids! They really want your kids to love and appreciate nature like we should!

The Little Humbugs have offered up two dolls and some books to one lucky winner!

To Enter:
Go to The Little Humbugs and tell me the name of one of the dolls
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
- follow me publicly (2 entries)
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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
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Win some books and dolls from The Little Humbugs @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2ax6n63

***** Contest will end on August 26th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mr. Sogs


Mr. Sogs has some of the best felt toys I have seen! They are definitely unique and soft and lovable! Kristina wanted a penguin from Mr. Sogs because her Granny loves penguins and so she loves them too! She couldn't have been happier when her penguin arrived, she loved it! She has taken it to bed with her every night since. Felt is a great material and is so soft!

All of Mr. Sogs Creatures are unique handmade stuffed sculpture, made by Joelle Doyle. They are made from all new materials for durability. Every creature is two of a kind with an identical twin so that none of them will ever be lonely. Every pair is unique and can be adopted as a pair or individually.



Hubert, as he was named, has a great new home and his twin is out there somewhere being loved by some other child! He came with a cute tag that told us his name and what he likes! Mr. Sogs also sells sea suckers and many other sorts of creatures! Mr. Sogs creatures ship super fast and come ready to love!



Mr. Sogs has offered all of you 20% off your order or you can buy one item and get your second for half price! Just let him know that you came from Fun and Funky Mommy in the comments, and he will return your money to you!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amy's Kitchen with a Giveaway **Closed**


We didn’t set out to become the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. All we wanted to do was create a business that would allow us to earn a living by providing convenient and tasty natural vegetarian meals for people like ourselves, who appreciated good food, but were often too busy to cook "from scratch."

We started on a "shoestring," using our own house and barn as headquarters. The founding meetings were held in the same room where we were married and where our daughter Amy was born.

This was in 1987, before the idea of "organic" food had become well known, and when there were very few frozen meals available for vegetarians to eat, either in health food stores or supermarkets. We were, however, very fortunate in being in the right place at the right time. The number of vegetarians had increased dramatically, as had consumer awareness of the harmful effects on their health and the environment of chemicals in the food supply.

Our first product, a vegetable pot pie, was an instant success.

Other products followed in rapid succession, and we made the amazing discovery that they were being eaten not only by vegetarians and those interested in natural foods, but by millions of people looking for easy to prepare meals that really tasted good.

Since then Amy’s has created over 88 frozen meals, including pizzas, pocket sandwiches, pot pies, entrĂ©es, snacks and whole meals. In 1999, we introduced a grocery line that now includes canned soups, beans and chili as well as jarred pasta sauces and salsas. Our foods are carried by all natural food stores, supermarkets and some club stores in the United States, Canada and abroad.

Although we have considerably expanded our production facilities and the number of people we employ, we have remained a family owned and operated business, sensitive to the needs of our customers.


We were lucky enough to get 3 coupons from Amy's Kitchen to try out any three products! Kris was thrilled because he is allergic to wheat and Amy's Kitchen has lots of wheat free options! So we tried a pizza and two Indian dishes. Kris said that the pizza wasn't his favorite but you really can't compare it with a regular wheat pizza, so it was definitely good for a wheat free one. The Indian dishes though he loved. He wants me to get him more lol. They are great for lunch at work or a great dish to throw in the microwave for dinner if he doesn't feel like cooking or if we want to have something like mac and cheese.

I will definitely be picking up more from Amy's Kitchen and now you can too!

Amy's Kitchen has offered up three free product coupons and a reusable shopping bag to one lucky winner!!

To Enter:

Go to Amy's Kitchen and tell me what three products you would try if you won
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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
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Win 3 free product coupons and a reusable bag from Amy's Kitchen @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2ezwoyn

***** Contest will end on August 26th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Friday, July 23, 2010

EcoMom with a Giveaway **Closed**

Founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products - we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.

EcoMom.com is about bridging the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices. We created EcoMom because we care and are concerned for babies and their moms, our families and our communities. We want every mom to be an EcoMom because being an EcoMom means making choices that are good for all of us, and the planet which we all share.

We provide a select offering of healthy, eco-conscious products, based on extensive research and recommendations. It’s our opinion that many parents, given enough information and access, would gladly choose products that are as healthy for their children as they are good for the earth; and we don’t think this should be a compromise. We think making healthy choices should be easy, that’s why we have exceptional products that are both healthy and environmentally-friendly. We want to support parents and children, and we do that by making available authentically good products that meet our rigorous standards, are tested and approved by parents and foster the growth and development of your children while also treading lightly on the planet. It’s a tall order, and we are up for the challenge.
EcoMom carries eco-friendly baby products and an extensive line of all things toddler as well. They have a huge variety of organic baby and toddler food, clothing, books, toys, and so much more! We were lucky enough to try out some of the EcoMom food! We were sent some Jammy Sammy Organic Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Bars and some Organic Mash ups!
The Jammy Sammy Organic Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Bars were so good, Brandon loved them. They are a small toddler sized PB&J organic sandwich that has no crust! Its a great prepackaged snack that we can take with us when we go out or have for when you just don't feel like making lunch. Grab some milk and fruit and there is lunch! I put the Organic Mash ups in the freezer for a quick and healthy dessert! They got to hard to eat right out of the freezer but after about 5-10 minutes they were perfect, a nice cold refreshing healthy dessert!

I would definitely buy these, they are organic, very affordable and above all tasted good and the kids loved them!
Check out EcoMoms great new program! Become an EcoMom with the EcoPass and get 15% off every order, free shipping with no minimum, and more! Its only $99 and its a one time fee, you can save a lot of money with this pass so be sure to pass it out!

EcoMom has offered up a $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner and everyone can get 15% off!!! Just use code SBBL490 which is good until August 31st 2010

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Go to EcoMom and sign up for their newsletter
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Win $15 to EcoMom @EcoMomCEO @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3823tv6

***** Contest will end on August 25th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Unavailable Father

“There is no member of the human family who would not learn something essential from reading The Unavailable Father.”- Kati Martin, author and former chairwoman of the International Women’s Health Coalition

Many young women can’t imagine their dad walking them down the aisle because they are devastatingly crippled — emotionally — and struggle daily with the void left by a disapproving, mentally ill, substance-abusing, abusive, unreliable, or absent dad. Unloving fathers have a profound impact on women’s sense of self-worth.

Now, in a life-changing book, Sarah Simms Rosenthal, Ph.D (http://www.theunavailablefather.com/.), shares how women can alleviate and even conquer this deep legacy of pain and gain back their self-esteem, joy, and ability to live richly emotional, full, and rewarding lives. The author, a crusader of women’s rights, seeks to improve their destinies by setting them free from the shackles of their pasts.

Dr. Sarah Simms Rosenthal helps women understand and move forward from difficult relationships with fathers. “Unavailable fathers come in many forms, but they all have a common characteristic: they fail to provide their daughters with the unconditional love and the feeling of security that a child requires to become a woman,” writes Dr. Rosenthal, “but these women can recover and find fulfillment.”

Dr. Rosenthal, a therapist in private practice in New York City, uses inspiring stories to outline her seven proven strategies for healing these long-standing relational wounds. Combining insights gleaned from her private practice and her interviews with women from a wide range of economic, ethnic, educational, and geographic backgrounds, she shows how, despite a lack of fatherly recognition, women can become successful and at ease in their personal and professional lives.
From Dr. Rosenthal, women learn to recognize and change the patterns their dysfunctional fathers tried to impose, and move past them to reach their full potential:

· Taking a personal assessment and beginning the conscious act of healing
· Feeling the liberating realization that you are admirable, gifted, and valuable
· Learning to accept care, praise, and warmth, and expanding your possibilities for happiness
· Ending the fallout of a father’s failure, letting go of old behaviors that hold you back, and becoming a stronger woman, partner and mother
· Understanding that most unavailable fathers are unaware of the harm they inflict

Dr. Rosenthal’s empowering message in THE UNAVAILABLE FATHER assures women that they have deep worth, are loveable, and can sustain healthy adult relationships. I look forward to speaking with you about Dr. Sarah Simms Rosenthal and THE UNAVAILABLE FATHER.

This book was amazing! It took me a while to read only because I never seem to have time to read but whenever I picked it up I couldn't put it down! It really makes you think about your own relationship with your father, good or bad, and how it can really affect your future. It also makes me think about friends and family members relationships with their fathers. This book really is for everyone and can me a good book to give you more insight into your own life and past or someone who is close to you! Check it out!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Living Stories app with a $25 iTunes card Giveaway **Closed**

The My Living Stories apps combine beautiful artwork, narration and interactive features in an easy to use platform that is perfect for preschoolers to read along all on their own, without any help. My Living Stories are a great solution for entertaining on-the-go or as an aid for teaching children to read at home. The apps allow for your child to read along with English or French narration or read the stories themselves. Interactive sounds and animation bring stories to life. Another great feature is the ability to record your own voice to go along with the story (this feature requires an iPhone or iPod Touch with microphone capabilities). My Living Story classic stories include Princess & the Pea, King Midas, The Tortoise & the Hare, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


We got an iTouch a few months ago and love it! Mostly my husband uses it but I love having it when we travel and are out and about and the kids get bored. I love that I can have some apps on their for the kids to occupy them when they get antsy and bored. I just used it yesterday while at the river watching Daddy fish and to keep Brandon from going crazy!



We tried out the Princess & the Pea, The Tortoise & the Hare, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Brandon figured it out in no time at all. I had to show him how to push the button to turn it to the next page and he couldn't get enough of it! He was running with the Hare, laughing and imitating everything they were doing. He loved it. I can't wait to hook up a microphone and recode myself saying the story.



These books are great for learning how to read, occupying toddlers, and even older children. For only $1.99 you really can't go wrong! The imagery is so nice and isn't all wild and crazy, its a great way to relive the old classics!


We have a $25 iTunes card for one lucky winner! You can enter on as many blogs as you want, just do a google search to find them, but you can only win once. Good luck!


To Enter:

Tell me which My LivingStories story you would like the most.
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Additional Entries:

- what is your favorite app for your child(ren)
- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
- follow me publicly (2 entries)
- subscribe to me
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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
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Win a $25 iTunes card from My LivingStories @Funfunkymommy #MyLivingStories http://tinyurl.com/2feszqb

***** Contest will end on August 6th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada only*****


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Funky Fleece with a Giveaway **Closed**


Well it sure isn't the right time of year to be talking fleece but when you come across a store as good as Funky Fleece you have to get the word out now!

My name is Pam, and I am the sole owner/creator/designer of FUNKY FLEECE! I am a married mom of 2 great teenagers…and I love the idea of fun, functional and very funky clothing and accessories for babies, toddlers, kids, adults and even pets! This is the reason that FUNKY FLEECE was created in 2003 – as a great place for moms/dads, aunts/uncles, girls/teens, grandparents and friends to shop for the perfect print, color, and style of fleece fashions and accessories!

I love meeting my customers, and hearing their feedback on how useful, long-lasting, and much loved their FUNKY FLEECE purchases have been ....and this has been fueling my creative fire ever since! I truly feel that there is something in my product line to appeal to everyone…whether you are shopping for yourself, your kids, your family members…or your pets! The fun part is finding your perfect print or color in your favorite FUNKY FLEECE garments, then putting everything together, and topping it off with a great piece of jewelry or a funky crochet flower hat or headband!

Funky Fleece sent Brandon and Kristina both a hat and matching mitts! While they were super excited to try them on I couldn't let them wear them around all day as it was in its mid 20's! The patterns that you have to choose from are amazing, there really is something for everyone! They make hats, robes, ponchos, dog coats, and so much more! Kristina got hers in a really cool and funky flower pattern that she loved and I picked green camo for Brandon and its so cute!

Sizing was great, the hats have a seamed rim on them that you can roll up at first and then roll down when they are a bit bigger so that they last a long time. Fleece is warm and cozy, great for in the winter and also keeps the wind out of your hair in the Fall and Spring!


Be sure to check out Funky Fleece! They have offered up another set of hat with mitts to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to Funky Fleece and tell me what pattern and size you would choose if you won
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***** Contest will end on August 24th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Monday, July 19, 2010

Baby Grins with a giveaway **Closed**

I'm Marcie and I run this boutique. What you will find on this website is a collection of maternity, baby & toddler products that come highly recommended by myself! If I wouldn't use it... you won't find it in my store.

As a mom myself I know that baby's can be VERY expensive. You can feel confident in knowing that what you purchase from us will not become a dust collector! BUT... every baby has their own personality so there will still be some trial and error when it comes to which pacifier or teething product your child prefers, however, the choices you find here are some of the best options available!


Baby Grins is a huge online store with hundreds of products to choose from. Marcie asked if she could send me a dapper snapper to review and I was all over it because Brandon is a little skinny mini! Finding pants that fit him right is next to impossible. He basically lives in sweat pants, which isn't the end of the world but some nice pants or jeans now and again would be nice!



Dapper snappers are a stretchy belt with snaps that loop around the belt loops on the outside of pants or shorts. Instead of tightening from the inside, which can dig in and not even tighten enough, this tightens from the outside and works great. Because its stretchy it will last for a few years as well, it fits 9 months to 5 years. Toddlers waists don't grown that much, its more in length so this is a great investment at only $14.50.


Until recently the choices were limited to a cumbersome belt that made diaper changing and potty training nearly impossible and adjustable waistband pants cost twice as much as regular pants. With as fast as kids grow, who can afford it?



Baby Grins carries everything you could need for your baby and toddler. They carry clothing and accessories, blankets, diaper bags, baby carriers, and even bath products!


Baby Grins has offered up a dapper snapper to one lucky winner!


To Enter:

Go to Baby Grins and tell me what other product caught your eye
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Win a Dapper Snapper from Baby Grins @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2wlxdzc

***** Contest will end on August 21st at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lays Chip Trips



More than half of Canadians believe they can’t afford a summer vacation!!

Have you heard about the great promotion going on with Lays chips right now? When you purchase Lays chips you get a code on the bag that you can redeem online for some awesome deals! I have had a few bags already, my husband threw out one though, I wasn't to happy ;)

So depending on the size of the bag you get a certain amount of points for that bag. You just log onto Layschiptrips and create an account and start putting in your points! You even get 2 bonus points for filling out a small survey!


From national hotels and car rentals, to local golf courses, zoos and amusement parks, Lay’s® Chip Trips has partnered with more than 400 Canadian attractions and businesses to offer more than 5,000 individual Chip Trips to Canadians.

Lays sent me 300 points and a gift card for me to do some fun family trips this summer!! So stay tuned and you can read all about where we go and what we do! In the meantime, grab some chips and get saving!

Shirts that Go


Our Inspiration - It is what we are about

When our children see vehicles such as trucks and trains they are just AMAZED and captivated by them. We share that feeling at Shirts that Go! All vehicles are interesting, but certain ones are really noticed by kids and tap into their imagination and wonder about the world. Let's consider a few examples that have inspired us.

We take our boys to watch the trains go by at a local train line. We park in, of all places, a fire station parking lot! The parking lot happens to be right on the rail line and only 50 feet from a railroad crossing (with the gates and everything). We know the times roughly for when the Amtrak comes by on Sunday mornings, so we sit in our van and wait for the train to come. Soon, a train horn can be heard off in the distance... the boys start to get crazy excited. The excitement builds as we hear a few more train horns as the train approaches other nearby crossings on the way toward us. Then... the crossing gates start to come down with the familiar "ding ding" warning bells. We are all at the windows now and the boys are riveted. Then - here comes the diesel engine at about 60 miles per hour. It's loud, it's HUGE, and the ground is shaking a bit. WOW!! Boys are there with eyes wide open and just blown away by the experience of this incredible machine. Soon, it is gone, and we are kind of spinning as the energy level comes down a bit. We all have a bit of adrenaline surging from that experience for the next 20 minutes or so, and we are so excited about our day.

Sometimes we find ourselves at an intersection in our van and there is nothing too exciting going on. Just sitting there waiting for the light to change and the kids are in the back chatting. Suddenly, a siren is blaring and a massive bright red fire engine is trying to get through the intersection. The boys forget whatever it was they were fighting about and are wide eyed with WOW! They have seen this before, but it never gets old. What an amazing machine!

There are many examples of this that we all see with our children. What we are seeing with these experiences is their sense of wonder about the world being brought right to the surface by these amazing vehicles. So, what is Shirts that Go! all about? Cool designs on t-shirts... or is there something more? We are trying to connect with that sense of wonder about the world with our line of kids t-shirts. We understand that we cannot bottle that energy and put it down on a shirt somehow. What we can do though is provide awesome shirts with realistic vehicles shown in motion to let the kids share their love for these vehicles. To us this is all about adventure, travel, transportation, early concepts about careers, imagination, dreams, possibilities, awe, and of course FUN!


Like most other boys Brandon is obsessed with vehicles of all sorts! He loves seeing them and watching them go by. They are some of his first words, bike, bus, and plane. He loves picking his Sissy up from the bus and watching the big yellow bus go by. He also loves any sort of motorbike, he actually can vibrate from excitement when motorbikes go by.

Most kids shirts that are out there are cartoon shirts, the planes and bikes and trains are not realistic looking, they are more animated and so they are cute but they don't represent what the real thing looks like! Shirts that Go have the best shirts that I have ever seen that actually look like the real thing! They have planes, bikes, trains, firetrucks, bulldozers, cement trucks and more!
I would also recommend ordering a size up as they can run a bit on the small side! We got Brandon the train one and he loves it, its one of those shirts that as soon as its clean hes begging to wear it again! Be sure to check them out for the little man in your life!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weleda with a giveaway **Closed**

We see beauty everywhere.

It’s in the soil we till, the flowers we grow, the partnerships we build that honor the human spirit and respect the natural world.
And of course we see it in you.

But our mission isn’t just to recognize beauty. Our mission is to actively cultivate beauty.


We do it with Biodynamic® farming methods. We do it by developing fair trade partnerships for a more positive impact on the world. We do it by empowering the individual to make positive change in the world.

And of course we do it with meaningful products that work with your body’s own natural vitality and ability to nurture and heal.

We strongly believe in supporting your health and beauty, and that of every individual. By doing so, we hope each of us will be empowered to cultivate beauty in the world. For ourselves, for our children, and for the children of all the generations to come.


Our promise to you:

- To delight the senses with products that are gentle and effective
- To create vital relationships among customers, fair trade partners and our own team
- To ensure the quality of our products and programs
- To actively protect ecology and steward conservation
- To continually invest in research and development so we many continue to cultivate beauty around the world

Weleda has created some of the best skin care, baby and mama care, facial and natural medicine products around! Weleda started way back in 1921 and has gone so far with their products! There huge line is used all over the world and has glowing reviews!



I was sent some Almond cleansing lotion, Almond moisture cream and the Almond intensive facial cream.


The Almond cleansing lotion was very nice, it cleaned my skin of everything and left it feeling moisturized and refreshed, it has little to no scent and was very nice to use. It didn't react at all to my skin and was great overall. The Almond Moisture Cream was a nice daily moisturizer, not to light but not at all heavy. It left my skin feeling nice and moisturized but not at all greasy. The Almond intensive facial cream is just a bit heavier than the Almond moisture cream to be used when you are a bit drier or just need to add more moisture to your routine or even just a certain spot.



After using these products for about 2 weeks I couldn't be happier with them and look forward to trying out more Weleda products!



Weleda has offered up any one item for their site to one lucky winner!



To Enter:


Go to Weleda and tell me what product you would choose if you won!
(This must be done for additional entries to count)


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***** Contest will end on August 21st at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Friday, July 16, 2010

Catchick6 Creations with a Giveaway **Closed**


My name is Elizabeth McDonald. I have three children, who are my constant inspiration, Tuesday, age 12, Quinn, age 10 and River, age 3 years. I have lived in New Jersey for most of my life. I am a stay at home mom and I have been selling children’s clothing on ebay for about six years. I have been selling on Etsy for almost 3 years. I have been painting and sewing all of my life. I have a visual arts degree from Rutgers University. I love to paint, sew and design childrens clothing. I love to design my own appliques and make clothing that is unique and fun to wear. I hope you enjoy what you see and come back often! I take pride in my work and it is important to me to please my clients. Please come back often to see what my new designs are! thanks!


Catchick6 Creations creates one of a kind pieces for kids that are amazing! I love so many of them. She uses premade underwear and training pants and adds her own appliques to make them one of a kind! We got to try out a pair of each, underwear and training pants. They are so cute and Brandon loves to wear them! She has so many designs to choose from the problem comes with choosing only one or two!

We decided, well I did, to go with the sock monkey and a pirate! Two of the favorite kids toys! They are so cute and I love them! With it being so hot out this Summer Brandon often runs around in only undies or training pants, or nothing at all. These underwear and trainers are sure to be noticed! Everyone comments on them!

She also makes wool longies and shorts that are just to cute for words! Her sewing is amazing! If I used cloth diapers still I would so get a pair of her longies! I can't get over how cute they are and how amazing Elizabeth is at making them! If you are a cloth diaperer be sure to check these out! They are only $35!!!

Catchick6 Creations has offered up any pair of underwear to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to Catchick6 Creations and tell me exactly what you would choose if you won!
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

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- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
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- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
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Win any pair of underwear from Catchick6 Creations @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/2aktyfl

***** Contest will end on August 19th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ATG Stores with another giveaway **Closed**

I have worked with ATG Stores in the past, and they have some amazing products!

ATG Stores has over 500 stores all with hundreds of products in each store. Basically if you can think it they will have it. They have almost everything you can think of! For review this month I picked out the Melissa and Doug shipping cart, which I have been eyeing up for months for the kids, and some Melissa and Doug food sets! My kids love Melissa and Doug toys, especially the food sets. We have a wooden kitchen that at 7 and 2 they both use almost daily. A little less in the Summer but definitely daily in the Fall and Winter. Play food never gets old and is always a good investment in my opinion.


We had a few Melissa and Doug food sets already and decided to add the Magnetic bottles, and the fridge food set to our collection! The kids couldn't have been any happier! The shopping cart arrived first and there was a big picture of it on the box and they were freaking out for me to put it together for them right away! It was a good thing that it only came in three pieces and it was a snap to put together. All you do it put the two pieces of the cart together and add a piece of metal and some bolts to hold it together, it even came with the Allan key to tighten it! Then you just clip on the baby seat and you are ready to go!
They ran around with the cart for hours, and still haven't stopped. They use it to push food around like they are shopping, they fill it with books, toys, tools, and of course dollies! I love that there is a spot for your doll to push around just like I push Brandon around! Its awesome! The only downside is that every once in a while Brandon runs into my feet, and man does that hurt!


The food sets are just what you can expect from Melissa and Doug, they are great! The magnetic bottles are realistic bottles of ketchup, jam, salad dressing and more with lids that kids can take on and off easily. The fridge food has waffles, salted butter, organic frozen veggies and more! Its all food that you would have at home and then when you are cooking dinner for your kids they can whip up whatever you are making!
Do you want to win a $50 GC to ATG Stores?

To Enter:

Go to ATG Stores and tell me what you will spend your gift certificate on
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***** Contest will end on August 19th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rocky Mountain Kid with a Giveaway **Closed**

Rocky Mountain Kid was created in 2008. After the arrival our daughter Cadence we wanted to continue our outdoor pursuits and share the fun with her too. It took us some time, and trips to many different retailers to find the right gear for our adventures. We thought wouldn't it be great if parents could find all this great gear in one place, and so Rocky Mountain Kid was born. Rocky Mountain Kid's goal is to provide you with quality clothing and accessories necessary for your active children. At RMK, we strive to make your online shopping experience a quick and pleasurable one, so you can get back outside to play.

My kids have all of the UV wear they need but what Brandon didn't have was any sunglasses. Check out what I learned from Rocky Mountain Kid!!

Children’s eyes do not yet have a mature capacity for ocular protection; it takes about 25 years to develop. In the meantime, UV rays are permanently breaking down the eye’s capacity to absorb sunlight. Exposure without protection is dangerous for the surface of the eye, as well as for the crystalline lens and retina. Between the ages of 3 and 10, children are extremely active and they need sunglasses that can take a lot of knocks while still looking cool and providing great eye protection. At Julbo, every model of kids sunglasses is designed to improve protection, hold firm on the face in all conditions, and ensure absolute comfort and total functionality. When it comes to children, Julbo believes the world needs their vision. All Julbo lenses are optical class 1, which offer 100% protection against UVA, B and C rays.

Its just as important to put sunscreen on your kids as it is to put sunglasses on them. If you protect your own eyes then why not your kids? Brandon had a pair of sunglasses last year but he was to small to keep them on, I should of had the ones with the strap and so he just played with them and then broke them. I have to say that I was a little bit worried about giving these glasses to Brandon because well, hes a boy and hes two! I thought he would end up braking them!
We have had the sunglasses for about 2 weeks and Brandon wears them everyday. With the hot weather lately we spend most of everyday outside. He keeps them on a lot better than I had originally expected. Once we are outside and they are on, he forgets about them for the most part. He does play with them a bit of course, they have held up so well. They still look brand new and should last him for a few years until he needs a bigger pair!

I love them and couldn't be happier with them. They had 6 colors to choose from and I choose the chocolate/lime and its so cute on him. Matches everything and is very boy looking!

Do you want to win a pair of Julbo sunglasses for your child? They come in sizes NB to 10 years!

To Enter:

Go to Rocky Mountain Kid and tell me what other product catches your eye!
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Win a pair of Julbo sunglasses from Rocky Mountain Kid @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/24yjuqg

***** Contest will end on August 19th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winners name on Fun and Funky Mommy. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****