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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do you eat Breakfast?


I only eat breakfast sometimes during the week but every weekend, on my way to work, I stop at either Tim Hortons or McDonalds, totally not healthy but yummy, and get something to eat and of course coffee!!!! I need my coffee on the weekends ;) I wish I made more time for breakfast, I know its the most important meal of the day, but I just can't stand moorings! I like to sleep, or at least lay in bed, until I absolutely have to get up and then I have only enough time to shower and go!



Being on the Life Made Delicious team gives me many opportunities to try out products and read all try out all sorts of easy recipes, and you can see and try them all out to! If you join the Life Made Delicious facebook page or newsletter you can receive and look for all sorts of recipes and even coupons!

Check out this $1 off Cheerios coupon here! If you need some great breakfast recipes be sure to check these out! Here are a few of my favorites, don't they look soooo good!!






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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pur Noisetier with a giveaway **Closed**


Pur Noisetier inc. is a company that was born from the “crying” need of parents with teething babies. Following our first child's birth in 1997, we received an Aboriginal baby necklace meant to help with our baby's teething pains. Impressed by the results, we tried to buy more but they were impossible to find. My husband, a Forestry graduate, managed to find some Hazelwood trees and I attempted to make a few necklaces. The first ones were rudimentary and meant for our children, friends and family only. The more we found out about the benefits of Hazelwood, the more eager we were to make a safer, more marketable necklace. Word of mouth increased the demand for the necklaces and by 1998 a drugstore owner asked us to provide inventory for his clients. The small business continued to grow. The premium quality of our products ensured us an increasing share of the market so in 2002 we committed ourselves to the business on a full time basis. In 2003, firmly believing our products were here to stay, we incorporated Pur Noisetier inc. Since then, we have bought a small farm and now cultivate our own Hazelwood trees. All wood is gathered from our own property. The wood beads are made on site and our product is 100% Natural, 100% Hand Made and 100% Canadian. We now employ over 40 people and Pur Noisetier inc. has become the largest supplier of Hazelwood Jewelry and lotions in the Province of Quebec, with a market rapidly expanding throughout Canada, the US and Europe.



I know that most of you have heard of Amber necklaces but have you heard of Hazelwood? Brandon and I have eczema and its very hard to treat, and very itchy and uncomfortable to have. Once I hear about it I had to try it and I am super happy to say, yes super super happy, that it WORKED!!!! Brandon always wears his, other than during swimming lessons, it should come off if you are in chlorine, and I love mine from Pur Noisetier! The last one I had worked but had a bigger bead at the center but the clasp weighs more so it was always crocked or backwards and this one just has beads and the hazelwood all the way around so it always looks good!


I seriously can't say enough good things about these necklaces, Brandon will wear one until he is 16 and refusing and I will always wear one! I am always telling people about them and the fact that these are made in Canada buy a family just makes them all the better to me! They come in all different colors (for the beads) and once they are on you forget all about them! You can buy them in all different sizes from babies up to adults and will not be disappointed!


Hazelwood also helps with:


•heartburn,

•gastric reflux,

•teething,

•skin problems (psoriasis, acne, eczema),

•arthritis,

•osteoarthritis,

•constipation,

•migraines,

•cavities or any ailment associated with surplus acid.


Pur Noisetier has offered up any TWO necklaces of your choice to one lucky winner!!


To Enter:


Go to Pur Noisetier and tell me which one you would choose if you won


(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)

- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)

- blog about this giveaway with a link to me

- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can retweet daily for another entry) ***Feel free to Retweet this***


Win TWO Hazelwood necklaces from Pur Noisetier @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4tvm9m7



***** Contest will end on April 17th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 25, 2011

March Mouskersize

While its starting to warm up outside, finally, we still have inside days where its just to rainy, windy or just plain cold to go outside! To keep the kids from just sitting on the couch all day, well that's not totally going to happen, but to keep them from driving me crazy, we dance, run around and play the tickle and wrestling game! It keeps them active, we chase each other around the house, dance our butts off, and Daddy loves to get them all wound up wrestling with them!


They love it but we are always looking for more ideas of what to do when the weather just isn't on our side! Have you seen the new Mickey Mousekersize episodes on Playhouse Disney? They are awesome! They have totally kept Brandon entertained, yelling at the TV and jumping up and down! They even intrigued Kristina at 8 and had her jumping around the living room!



The idea behind Mickey Mousekersize is to get your kids up off the couch and moving! Mickey and his pals sure managed to do that! They were singing and dancing and shaking all sorts of things! Brandon was pointing out the bikes and balls on the walls and singing right alongside his pals!!!

Have you seen the new Mickey Mousekersize? Do you like it? What do you do to keep active in the colder weather?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Glasses USA with a Giveaway **Closed**




Seeing properly shouldn’t be a luxury – it should be a necessity. We do our best to help our customers and we take their vision needs very seriously. We are an international company with two offices: one in New Jersey (our headquarters) and one in Israel. Our eyeglasses are produced at both facilities in order to provide our customers with top quality lenses in the most fashionable frames available! I have worn glasses since I was about 17 or so, I honestly don't remember exactly how old I was! I am not a huge fan though! Glasses are typically expensive, sold in stores with pushy sales people, and expensive. Even with coverage they can run you a few hundred dollars and who has that laying around! There are some online stores around that sells eyeglasses but I had always thought that when its hard to try and find a pair of glasses that you like in a store then it should be close to impossible to do online. Not so! GlassesUSA.com has plenty of tools to help you find a great pair for you! There is an article about choosing the right frames for your style as well as which eye glasses are good for your facial shape. They carry mens and womens glasses, as well as sunglasses and multifocals!

Glasses USA has great prices to begin with, there glasses are up to 70% off retail prices as well you can get a 2nd pair free if your first pair is $50 and you can also get free shipping on orders over $150! Take 10% off any order of eyeglasses with the code: Blog10 - Take 30% off ANY pair of discount eyeglasses with the code: WinterSale - 25% off any order of 3 or more pairs of eyeglasses with the code: 25FS The pair I was sent are awesome, the only thing that didn't work for me was that they aren't quite wide enough for my face. I should have measured better because they explain to you on the site which numbers are for what. The prescription is awesome, the shape of the frames is great, and they are really good quality, just not quite wide enough. I can wear them for a few hours but I just can't wear them all day, my own fault though. GlassesUSA.com has offered up one pair (from their list) to one lucky winner! To Enter: Like Glasses USA on Facebook (This must be done for additional entries to count) Additional Entries: - Who would you win this glasses for if you won - add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries) - follow me publicly (2 entries) - subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy - like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you) - blog about this giveaway with a link to me - follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry) ***Feel free to Retweet this*** Win a pair of glasses from Glasses USA @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4sujek9 ***** Contest will end on April 17th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 16, 2011

Lays Chips with a $150 Giveaway **Closed**


Who doesn't love a bag of chips?! We certainly do in our house, if I come back from getting groceries and I didn't get any I hear about it from Kris and whenever I call and ask him what he wants me to bring him home as a snack, he says chips! We had a chance to try out the new Lays kettle cooked chips and they are soooo good! They come in ketchup, my fav, Jalapeno Cheddar, Dill Pickle, Kris's two favs, and BBQ! They were all great but we do have our favorites!
The chips were still really crispy, maybe even crispier than the regular ones, very full of flavour, and better for you!! You really can't get any better than that!


We’ve taken our highest quality homegrown potatoes, carefully washed, peeled and sliced them, and then kettle cooked them to perfection. Finally we’ve used all natural flavours to let the goodness of our simple ingredients shine through.

Lay’s® Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. Natural flavours, timeless taste.

If you are a big chip fan you need to try out these new chips! They are what we grab every time now! Soooo good!


Lays has offered up an awesome $150 valued giveaway for one very lucky winner!! Here is what is in it!

New Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips (all flavours) and items to enjoy their own Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chip experience the whole FAMILY can enjoy!!!!

Bamboo serving bowl
BBQ set
Apron
Fresh herb garden
Portable picnic blanket

To Enter:

Tell me what your favorite flavour of Lays are

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
- follow me publicly (2 entries)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win a $150 valued gift set from Lays Chips! @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/64hba2q

***** Contest will end on April 10th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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*****

Agoo with a Giveaway **Closed**


Agoo and I, well Kristina, are like this! She loves there active wear as she is an active kid! She loves to wear yoga wear, all the time, as well as dresses, she kind of goes between, dresses and done up hair and then all yoga wear! She likes to be comfortable and I don't blame her at all, you can find me in my yoga wear everyday off work that I have!


Agoo isn't just yoga wear though! They have a huge line of leggings that are made with Bamboo and are awesome!! Brandon was sent a pair and he asks to wear them all the time! They are great for cold days to layer under his pants and are good for little ones crawling around in just a diaper to protect there sensitive little knees! They are also great for older kids, girls especially for wearing on their legs are leg warmers, for dance, or with dresses! They are also good for wearing on their arms as a fashion statement or for just keeping warm!


Our Agoo Bamboo Leggings are designed for little girls and boys on the move. Be it crawling, climbing, running or dancing, Agoo Bamboo Leggings offer protection with fabulous function and flare. They're great for keeping legs cozy in cold weather. They're terrific for EC babies ad toilet training. They're perfect for crawling on hard surfaces. They're ideal for those with sensitive skin. Our innovative, eco-friendly Agoo Bamboo Leggings are made from 100% sustainable Bamboo fibres. One size fits all.

With so many adorable designs to choose from I don't know how you could choose just one pair but no worries, I have a great discount code for all of you!!! Use code meet50 to get 50% off!!! That should at least make it so you can get two pairs :)
Be sure to check out their facebook page for a huge giveaway going on right now!!

Agoo has offered up one pair of their Bamboo leggings to one lucky winner!!

To Enter:

Go to Agoo and tell me which pair you would choose if you won
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
- like Agoo on Facebook
- follow me publicly (2 entries)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND follow @kidsactivewear AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win a pair of bamboo leggings from Agoo @Funfunkymommy @kidsactivewear http://tinyurl.com/4ljc5js

***** Contest will end on April 3rd at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 15, 2011

Umi Shoes deal


Daily Candy is offering a 25% off code to Umi shoes this week!

Right now the entire site is 25% off with code DC25 at checkout. Good through Mar. 21!!! I have a giveaway coming with Umi Shoes, they are a favorite of ours and with 25% off you can always pick up an extra pair!

Check it out!!!

Kidorable


From March 21 through April 4, Kidorable is partnering with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to help you support a great cause (and get a cool free gift, too).

You can get a free Kidorable umbrella when you make a minimum $20 purchase on www.kidorable.com. Kidorable will donate 10% of their purchase to the Children's Cancer Research Fund, bringing kids health, hope and happiness by revolutionizing the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.


So please, flutter on over to www.kidorable.com and use coupon code CCRFUMB2 at checkout to get your free umbrella, and help save a child’s life. Please remember to add your free umbrella to your cart first.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Making Memories Contest

Playhouse Disney Canada is giving you the amazing chance to win a trip a family vacation for four at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!!!! How amazing is that?!?!?!?!?!?!!

I couldn't wait to tell you all about this!!! The contest opens today and will run until April 10th 2011! Make sure you tell all your friends and family to enter and good luck!

For full contest details visit www.playhousedisney.ca

I really hope one of you wins and can tell me all about it as I can't win because of my new affiliation with Playhouse Disney Canada!

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Winners and a discount code!

I have posted new winners, you can see if you are a lucky one by clicking on the winners tab near the top right of the site!

Also if you didn't win the My Wonderful Walls giveaway I have a great discount code for you!!! Use code ffm78 and it will be good for 20% off their products until March 17th 2011! They just started a whole new line of wall stickers along side of the murals so be sure to check it out!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Playhouse Disney Mom


I am super excited and honored to share with all of you that I was chosen, along with 9 other Canadian moms, to be a Playhouse Disney Mom for the next year!!! I will get news, giveaways and more that I will be able to share with you!

First up have you heard that Playhouse Disney will become Playhouse Junior on May 6th! This is a good thing, no a great thing though! They will be adding the new animated show Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Gathering inspiration from Peter Pan, this new series is a music-filled interactive treasure hunt that introduces a crew of kid pirates, on their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit the infamous Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. The series features the voice talents of Colin Ford (Supernatural) as Jake, Madison Pettis (The Game Plan) as Izzy,Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby, Corey Burton as Captain Hook and David Arquette (Never Been Kissed) as Skully. The recurring voice cast includes: Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210)as the Pirate Princess, musician Lisa Loeb as Winger, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Marina the Mermaid and Adam West as the Wise Old Parrot.

Disney Junior is a commercial-free channel available in French and English to subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering the best in engaging and development-based programming for younger children, Disney Junior showcases series with a focus on imaginative storytelling. Presenting exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series, Disney Junior is also available through Disney Junior OnDemand and Disney Junior OnLine.

All the good old faithfuls will still be around so stay tuned and I will let you know more when I know more :) PS - there is an AMAZING contest coming up! You just have to wait a few more days to find out more!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Puddlegear by Abeko with a Giveaway **Closed**


Living on Vancouver Island has made me learn to live with the what seems like never ending rain! You just have to embrace it or else you will be miserable 8 or 9 months of the year which isn't really the best option! Finding good quality rain gear can be hard! Puddlegear by Abeko is awesome. It surpassed any expectation that I had and even Brandon loves it and its not all decorated with things either, nice and plain. Easy to pass down to the next sibling and easy to use on boys or girls, other than the pink of course ;)


The rain gear that Puddlegear sent us was the Albin Jacket, the Jesper pants, and the waterproof mitts! They all coordinate great and I can't get over the quality! They are not plasticy or vinyl but they are a nice soft rubbery material. They are soft to the touch and really move well when you moving around and doing your thing, they definitely don't hold you back! They are totally waterproof, obviously, and is PVC and Phthalate free which is huge!!!


You can get pants with a bib, without, a full muddy buddy, different jackets and gloves and hats! Everything you need to complete your rainy day outfit! Puddlegear carries adult rain wear as well as some awesome looking wool wear as well!!

All the Abeko rain gear mentioned in this catalogue is made of Atek. (as described below) most pieces of the gear are also ├ľKO-tex a European standard in ecology coming to North America. (also described below) Puddlegear is PVC free - many Environmental groups concerned about chemicals in our world refer to PVC as poisonous plastic�many kids rain suits are made of this dangerous plastic. It poisons our world from the manufacturing practice until well... who knows because it's not biodegradable... Scientist believe that it never stops off gassing. Without organs to filter these toxins out of your child's blood these poisons go straight through your child's skin to collect in the body. This is referred to as "toxic load". Lets not talk about what Puddlegear is not... lets talk about what Puddlegear is! Environmentally friendly and kid safe rain gear for tough customers!


Puddlegear by Abeko has offered up one lucky winner a pair of Jesper pants in their choice of size and color!

To Enter:

Go to Puddlegear and tell me what size, they go by measurements not age, and color you would choose if you won
(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)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win a pair of Jesper pants from Puddlegear @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4s48rfm

***** Contest will end on April 3rd at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 10, 2011

Little One Books with a Giveaway **Closed**


I have worked with Little One Books before and they are awesome. Such amazing customer service, a huge selection and great prices! They have not only books, they have videos and CD's for ages up to about 5! They have done their research too, they don't just order whats cool or looks good! Check out their story!


In the thirty years that have elapsed since raising our own children, we've never lost sight of the important role that books, music and video play in a child's early life. As we sought out appropriate material for our granddaughter, we were overwhelmed by the variety of products available. Only after a long and arduous journey did we stumble across the restful bedtime music we'd been seeking in the form of an exceptional music box set that offered soothing sounds for tiny ears. Even though she is now five, our granddaughter still enjoys listening to what she calls "soft music" while going to sleep.

Our search would have been so much easier had someone been able to guide us. That's why we created Little One Books - to help others make informed choices from among the vast amount of material available for children today.

We specialize in quality books, music, and video, for children birth through age five, and have personally reviewed and selected each and every item in our store. You'll find detailed information on why we prefer a particular product in our "Why We Chose" section of each product page.


At Little One Books, we match each product to what we believe is the youngest appropriate age group. However, our carefully selected items can and will be used for many years to come. As children develop they often find pleasure in revisiting illustrations from old favorites, and eventually learning to read them on their own.



I already have the book My Big Sister that they carry and love it!! I choose another Raffi CD for the kids, they both are so in love with the last one that I wanted to get another! I guess when I picked it though I didn't really look at it to close and so I didn't realize that it was actually a CD that had a bunch of different artists on it! Its still an awesome CD and yes it does have Raffi on it :) It is called Peace and Love: Greatest hits for Kids!

Little One Books has a $20 gift certificate to giveaway to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to Little One Books and tell me what you would get with your $20 if you won
(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)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win $20 to spend at Little One Books @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4w3pxzq

***** Contest will end on April 3rd at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 9, 2011

Hair Products Pro with a Giveaway **Closed**

Kristina had her first dance, in grade 3, and she was just like a typical teenager the night before. She had to have her hair straightened and her dress picked out, shoes polished and even tried to get me to let her wear makeup! While we skipped the makeup we did do the rest! We straightened her hair the night before and then just did a quick touch up before school in the morning!


The newest thing I have done with my flat iron is used it to iron Kristina's dress ;) It has some ruffles going down the front and they were getting all wrinkled and because it had to be perfect I used the flat iron to straighten it all and it looked great!

We got the Karmin Titanium 1" Professional Hair Straightener Iron in Black and its awesome! It heats up fast, and goes up to 410 F and that's important to me. The hotter the better as far as I am concerned! I also loved that the switch wasn't near where my hand was when using it so that I don't accidentally turn it off while I use it! It was very easy to use and worked great on some stubborn hair!



If you don't know how to straighten your hair or how to style it different ways with a straighter it or even curl with a straightener there are so many how to's on Hair Products Pro! You have to check it out! Hair Products Pro has offered up another Karmin Titanium 1" Professional Hair Straightener Iron in Black for one lucky winner! Even if you don't win there are so many to choose from at Hair Products Pro that you are sure to find one that does everything that you want it to!

To Enter:

Go to Hair Products Pro and tell me what else catches your eye
(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)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like Hair Products Pro on Facebook
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win a Karmin Titanium professional flat iron from Hair Products Pro @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/49re83b


***** Contest will end on March 30th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 8, 2011

Little Belties with a Giveaway **Closed**


Little Belties was inspired out of necessity for our beautiful petite daughter Sophia. I started by making her a simple black belt. It worked perfectly but I knew I could make it cuter! I actually started by hand beading flowers on it which was gorgeous but very time consuming & I was always a bit nervous about the beads coming loose. I tried adding ribbon next & instantly fell in love with the endless possibilities!

Everywhere we go people ask "where did you get that belt!?"
I started making a few for friends & it took off from there.
All belts are handmade by myself in a smoke-free home.

Little Belties keep your child's pants in place & look awesome in the process!
No outfit looks complete without one.

It doesn't matter if your child is short or tall, big or small our belts can help. For the smaller child it seems like as soon as the waist fits, the pants are flood length! And for the bigger child, you have to go up a size to find a length that works but then the waist is gigantic!

Brandon has started wearing more and more jeans and pants that aren't sweat pants. He pretty much lived in sweats the first 2-3 years of his life. For starters they were comfortable but they stayed up unlike any other pants we tried for him! Most drawstrings are fake and the adjustable pants work but I find that the buttons dig into his little sides. So they will work but are uncomfortable for him!

Along comes Little Belties! They are genius, super cute, lots of designs, many different sizes, and wash up great! Best of all they hold up Brandon's pants up and so we love them!!! Brandon even loves them. He wants to wear them everyday. The designs are very very cute but not cutesy if that makes sense. I think that they are cute and so does Brandon but an older child would really like them as well. They aren't babyish so they appeal to lots of ages.

The prices are great and make it so that you can get a few and then you are set! The only thing I would change about these belts is that I would make an easier buckle/clasp for the toddler age. I would much rather Brandon be able to do it himself when he goes to the bathroom instead of me having to do it for him every time although he can still leave the belt done up and then just pull his pants down.

Little Belties has offered up any one belt of your choice to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to Little Belties and tell me which one you would choose if you won
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- like Little Belties on Facebook
- add my Fun and Funky Mommy button to your blog (2 entries)
- follow me publicly (2 entries)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win any belt from Little Belties @Funfunkymommy

***** Contest will end on March 30th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 7, 2011

Alternative Bling with a Giveaway **Closed**

We are a Canadian company based in Waterdown, Ontario and lucky parents to two beautiful children.

We didn't even know Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces existed until our son had cut most of his teeth but was struggling with his two year molars. It was around this time that we noticed some children at our play dates wearing adorable necklaces. We started hearing parents raving about the necklace’s ability to ease teething symptoms. We heard strong reviews from the parents saying things like "we've never had to use Tylenol" and "we didn't even know he cut his first tooth"! After some major "Googling" session on the topic, it was clear that our son NEEDED one of these necklaces but they were hard to come by in our area.

We began our hunt for a reliable supplier who sold only 100% authentic Baltic Amber and found one! We put a Baltic Amber necklace on our son and noticed an immediate improvement in his behaviour and mood. His red cheeks disappeared and we were officially sold!

Along came our daughter, who has worn a Baltic Amber necklace from an early time and WE are now the parents telling everyone we can that "we didn't even know she had cut her first two teeth!" It's pretty amazing!

We can also vouch that Baltic Amber offers adults relief from joint pain and muscle aches as we’ve experienced it firsthand!

It is our mission to spread the word about Baltic Amber’s healing properties, and offer our customers other unique, natural pieces of jewellery that can improve your health and well-being!

I am a huge believer of amber and Hazelwood necklaces! They work for Brandon and I so I decided that Kristina needed her own amber necklace! Alternative Bling was kind enough to send us one and she loves it, its pretty but not over the top for everyday wear, which is what they are meant for. I got her the adult sized one, at 8 and it a little bit long but it is fine as she doesn't put it in her mouth. Your toddler shouldn't be able to chew or suck on it so that age is more important for a good fit.

Its nice because now she has one like her brothers and doesn't feel like she isn't special like him with his special necklace. They are so easy to care for, you wear them 24/7 other than in the pool or hot tub so there is no on and off!


Baltic Amber is a fossilized tree resin (sap) from the Baltic Region that has been used as a healing tool for centuries. When Baltic Amber is worn against the skin, small amounts of succinic acid are absorbed by the body, reducing pain and inflammation. Baltic Amber is also said to help improve the immune system and calm the nervous system. It is also great for:

- Dental issues
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Headaches
- Frequent colds or illness
- Ear infections
- Stress and anxiety

Check out Alternative Bling for a huge selection of amber necklaces, hazelwood and even some gorgeous wooden and gemstone necklaces!!! Alternative Bling has even offered up a youth amber necklace to one lucky winner!!! (If the winner lives in the US though they will be responsible for any duty)

To Enter:

Go to Alternative Bling and tell me which one you would choose if you win

(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)
- subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy
- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to me
- follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)
***Feel free to Retweet this***
Win a youth Baltic amber necklace from Alternative Bling @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4oka23l


***** Contest will end on March 30th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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*****

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kobo Review

Well, its been a bit of a long week, I can't seem to put down my Kobo! I have read two books on it this week and haven't done a lot of blogging, opps ;) I have had my Kobo for 3 weeks and played with it a lot for the first two weeks and was waiting until I was done deleting some of the 100 books that come already on the Kobo and then was going to add some that I was wanting to read! I have already read the first four of the Sookie Stackhouse series and was itching to read some more.



After some frustrating times I got it all loaded up with my new Sookie books, three of them for $21, that's a deal! I couldn't seem to get it to work but I was just kind of winging it as I had read the instructions over a week before! Once I reread them with my girlfriends help we got it all hooked up and loaded in a heartbeat! It was just like doing an ipod, you create an account on kobobooks.com and download Kobo program to your computer, plug in your Kobo, drag and drop what you want to add into the Kobo program and then click sync. Easy as that!


The Kobo came with the Kobo, they come in black, lilac, and white, the cord that you plug it into the computer with and all of the instructions! You charge it by plugging it into the computer and you only need to sync it when you want to put on new books! It holds up to about 1000 ebooks and you can use a memory stick to make it hold more! You can make it your own by changing the font, size of the font, how you view your books and more!





You can even activate the wireless on your Kobo and download books wirelessly without even turning on your computer (once you set up your account.) You can buy books from the Kobo site or you can even go to your own local library and download free library ebooks, that's what I am going to try next!


Overall I am super in love with my new Kobo! I can't seem to put it down, I am reading it off and on all the time! I will sit on the couch for an hour and read, then throughout my shift at work I will take it outside with me and use it, the sun doesn't affect the screen at all! After reading two books in one week from a full charge I am still at a half of a battery, that's pretty awesome! I was worries that I would have to charge it all the time, but that's not the case at all! My other favorite aspect with the Kobo is that when I am eating and wanting to read, like on my lunch break at work, I can still read without the awkward one handed hold or having it flip closed on me! You just put it down and keep on reading! Love it!


If you are thinking about getting an ereader you should definitely check out the Kobo, its awsome and I am hooked, after playing with mine my Mom and my girlfriend are both buying one! Check out the button on the side of my site for a free ebook from kobobooks.com! Do you have a Kobo ereader? What do you love about yours? I can't wait to get this case for it in hot pink!



If you have any questions about the Kobo or are thinking of getting one feel free to ask me anything!

An Interview with Mark Messier, Doug Gilmour and Guy Carbonneau and a Giveaway **Closed**

Here is one for your husbands!!! Wow, who would have thought that a little Mom blogger like me would have the chance to send in some questions for Mark Messier, Doug Gilmour and Guy Carbonneau!!! I hard a really hard time coming up with questions and even was trying to get my husband to help, to no avail by the way :) Check out this great video about it!


There is also a great giveaway! Hand the computer back over to wife now :) This will be easier for them to do :) There is this giveaway here as well as a big one below! About the Pepsi Bring Home A Stanley Cup Champion Program:

Mark Messier, Doug Gilmour and Guy Carbonneau have teamed up with PepsiCo (Lay’s, Pepsi and Gatorade) to make a Canadian hockey lover’s dream come true. With Messier representing the West, Gilmour representing Ontario and Carbonneau representing the East, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and all Canadians have to do is share their Favourite Stanley Cup Playoffs moment and gain the winning vote of Canadians all over. With three regional finalists, one lucky fan will have the chance to win the Ultimate Playoffs Party with the Stanley Cup Champion from their region and the Stanley Cup itself! What’s even better is that the second and third place winners will also get to enjoy an NHL playoff party in their home with their regional Stanley Cup Champion as well. Everybody wins. URL: www.bringhomeachamp.ca



One lucky winner will get a great $50 prize pack from Pepsi Max, Lays chips and Gatorade!!


To Enter:


Tell me who you want to win this for!


(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) - subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy - like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you) - blog about this giveaway with a link to me - follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry) ***Feel free to Retweet this*** Win a $50 prize pack from Pepsi, Lays chips and Gatorade @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/4cf6xpm ***** Contest will end on March 20th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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, March 3, 2011

March/April/May 2011 Winners

May 16th 2011

The winner of the neclace from Baroni Designs is comment number 254

54. robynl said...
http://twitter.com/#!/rlee1950/status/62285619010867200

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

Sunday, April 24, 2011 3:44:00 PM

The winner of the pair of Umi shoes is comment number 66

66. Terra H. said...
I would choose the Tutu pair in soft pink. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:46:00 AM

The winner of onsie from Organically Grown is comment number 112

112. Michele said...
I blogged about this giveaway:
http://foundgiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/fun-and-funky-mommy-organically-grown.html
mileerom at yahoo dot com

Monday, April 18, 2011 7:58:00 PM

The winner of $50 gift cert to The Vintage Pearl is comment number 334

134. Tasha said...
daily tweet 05.05:

http://twitter.com/#!/pdxoregonmom/status/66142550230188032

taylortasha at msn dot com

Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:11:00 AM

The winner of the item of your choice from UV Skinz is comment number 98

98. Tracy said...
I would choose the Navy Stripes Set for my son.
lulus.pals@gmail.com

Friday, April 22, 2011 5:58:00 AM

April 26th 2011

The winner of the kids pjs from Hatley is comment number 339


139. Marcie W. said...
My daily tweet 4/18
http://twitter.com/MDub70Deuce/statuses/59988418427502593
wickedperfection83@yahoo.com

Monday, April 18, 2011 7:37:00 AM

The winner of the printed cuddlesac from Bamboosa is comment number 108

108. Jen M said...
follow via GFC
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Friday, April 15, 2011 2:59:00 PM

April 18th 2011

The winner of the glasses from Glasses USA is comment number 12

12. Janelle said...
I subscribe by e-mail (xjanelle at gmail dot com)
xjanelle at hotmail dot com

Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:19:00 AM

The winner of the two neclaces from Pur Noisetier is comment number 94

94. polly said...
i like the adult necklace with the pink beads.
pkeintz@gmail.com

Saturday, April 02, 2011 2:20:00 PM

The two winners of the $50 gift baskets from Cadbury are comment numbers 390 and 110

190. Amy C said...
daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Butterfly_012/status/59807439649898496

green123apple@gmail.com

Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:36:00 PM

110. cdnkb said...
2 landmarks: CN Tower and Niagra Falls.

kat_ashley@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:39:00 AM

The winner of $20 basket from Green and Blacks Chocolate is comment number 53

53. ksceviour said...
I follow with gfc(1)
ksceviour at hotmail dot com



Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:34:00 PM


April 13th 2011 I had to draw a new winner for the Lays chips giveaway as its a Canada only giveaway, sorry! So the lucky winner is comment number 915 115. Huguette E. said... daily tweet http://twitter.com/henglish/status/56103103451246592 henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:52:00 PM April 12th 2011 The winner of the $150 Lays Giveaway is comment number 43 43. Terra H. said... follow your blog #2 partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com Friday, March 18, 2011 12:16:00 AM With over 1000 entries! The winner of the $125 to spend at Naturalizer online is comment number 254 54. Tannie's Chatter said... Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/tannieschatter/status/57154420982546432 Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:55:00 AM April 3rd 2011 The winner of the youth amber neclace is comment number 138 138. missbobloblaw said... daily tweet http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/51096745588965376 Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:45:00 PM The winner of the belt from Little Belties is comment number 3 3. karasceviour said... I follow you via GFC, entry #1. karasceviour at hotmail dot com Wednesday, March 09, 2011 5:31:00 AM The winner of the G3 by Hair Products Pro is comment number 91 - with over 500 entries 91. Dianne said... I publicly follow with GFC - Entry #2 Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:30:00 PM The winner of $20 to Little Ones Books is comment number 82 82. Dianne said... Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/wowcheckitout/status/47757890081140736 Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:36:00 PM The winner of the Jesper pants from Puddlegear is comment number 92 92. flowerchild said... daily tweet http://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/48006170337738752 flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:06:00 AM The winner of the leggings from Agoo is comment number 46 46. Michele said... I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Mileerom/status/48580182998650880 mileerom at yahoo dot com Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:03:00 PM

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eko Bear with a Giveaway **Closed**


It all started with a dream to start my very own business and an increasing interest to be more environmentally friendly. My husband and I noticed that our toddler had no problem differentiating between what goes in the trash and what gets recycled or composted while sometimes we as adults referred to the recycling guide... we realized that it was important to provide our children with more of an eco-friendly environment so that being green would hopefully be second nature for them.

Then our son's third birthday came along, we wanted to get him an eco-friendly toy. As a mother shopping with an infant and a soon to be preschooler, getting out of the house in cold weather and finding very little options per store was surprising and frustrating.

So came the birth of Eko Bear! All eco-friendly and playful too! An online store with affordable, greener options for you, your children and our planet. All the research is done for you; every product is eco-friendly. From biodegradable toys, toys made from recycled materials, toys made with sustainability in mind and just as importantly made with colours that are safe for our little ones as well as our planet.


Although its getting easier to find eco friendly toys and products in Canada is still not an "easy" task! Most companies are in the US and shipping to Canada can be high, especially when you add on the duty and taxes! Eko Bear makes a very simple solution for you! They sell ONLY eco friendly products and are located in Canada so shipping is so much cheaper! There are no duty surprises and you get what you ordered so much faster!!


Brandon got the Sprig Toys dolphin explorer boat and the moto racer! Brandon has been playing with them non stop every since, and because he saw me smelling them, they smell like wood, he keeps smelling them too! Its pretty cute! We are huge fans of Sprig Toys and Eko Bear carries the whole line!


Eko Bear also carries a few other lines, well many actually, but a few are already favorites of mine! Clementine Art, Plan Toys, Piggy Paint, and Green Toys!


Eko Bear shipped to us super fast and with minimal packaging which I also love! They were a dream to work with, very helpful and full of information! They have very generously offered one of you a $30 gift certificate with free shipping! There is also a great discount code for all of you to use! Just use code FunkyMommy for 15% off until the end of March 2011!


To Enter:


Go to Eko Bear and tell me what you would choose with your gift certificate if you won

(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) - subscribe to Fun and Funky Mommy

- like me on facebook (leave your first name and last initial so I can find you) - blog about this giveaway with a link to me - follow me on twitter @Funfunkymommy AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry) ***Feel free to Retweet this*** Win $30 to spend at Eko Bear with free shipping! @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/6emu8x4

***** Contest will end on March 20th at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. 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*****