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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Crazy for Bargains with a Giveaway

Everyone has something, well I think anyways, that they buy lots of and are a bit obsessed with!  They love them and love to have lots of them :)  For me its PJs for Brandon and its hoodies with Kristina.  I can't help it, I love all of the cute little PJ's for Brandon.  Whenever I find a good deal on PJ's I just can't help to grab another pair.  I think he has about 8 pairs in his size right now and another 6 so far for the next size ;)  I have a bit of a problem!  Well my husband thinks so anyways.



I always get my kids each a pair of PJ's for Christmas eve every year so they go to sleep Christmas eve and then wake up Christmas morning with new PJ's!  They love this tradition and so do I!  When I found Crazy for Bargains I was so excited that I found a great new place to pick up cheap and adorable PJ's for the kids!  Crazy for Bargains has kids, women's, plus sizes, infants, and men's PJ's, robes, bras, panties and slippers!  You can get your whole families outfitted for sleeping and slumbering at Crazy for Bargains!


As whats in a name Crazy for Bargains is always a bargain!  They have some of the best prices I have found online and the quality was awesome!  I was thrilled with the PJ's we got for Brandon.  They are the same quality that you find in the stores with a much bigger selection and of course at bargain prices!  You can search the site by the size, product, or style you are looking for or you can search by character!  Right now Brandon is obsessed with Toy Story and so getting him some "Buzz" PJ's was like the best thing to happen to him, according to him.


They were just like the PJ's you buy in big box stores.  They were sized the same, washed and wore the same and they are priced like they are going out on clearance.  The best part is you don't have to be there on the right day and have a choice of maybe one or two pairs that will work for you.  You have the whole store to choose from and even free shipping if you spend more than $40!  You can also just get flat rate shipping for $5 as well if you don't spend that much.  Still an amazing deal!

Crazy for Bargains has offered up a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner!

To Enter:

Go to Crazy for Bargains and check it out, grab a pen and make your list of what you will get 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)

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Win $25 to spend at Crazy for Bargains! Better make a big list because they have some great prices @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3l6ja7y


***** Contest will end on September 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*****

Friday, August 26, 2011

Goddess Garden with a Giveaway


While it may feel like Summer is almost over you still need sunscreen, until at least the end of September and then don't forget about traveling!  I think that its pretty hard to find sunscreen in December if you are holidaying somewhere hot!  I always stock up on sunscreen at the end of Summer for the next year.  You don't want to be without and we go through so much!  Its nice to find on sale this time of year.  Its usually also good for a few years so its not going to go bad before the next Summer!


When I spoke with Goddess Gardens I was pretty excited to try out their natural sunscreen.  Some that I have tried in the past are thick white and mostly zinc so they don't rub in at all and you end up looking quite ridiculous and then frankly I just end up throwing it out.  I don't want to look white and neither do my kids so if that's natural sunscreen I don't want it.



 Lucky for us this is totally not the case with Goddess Garden, while it does not absorb into your skin it does "rub" in so that your not white.  Its actually better for sunscreen to not be absorbed into your skin so that the invisible minerals act as “physical block “ bouncing UV (ultraviolet) rays off skin!  It smelled great and wasn't greasy at all!  I would definitely purchase this again for my family!


Top Reasons Customers Love Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen:

• Pure protection without chemicals

• 82% Certified Organic ingredients

• Sheer & non-whitening minerals

• Non-greasy for face & body

• Sun protection effective immediately

Goddess Garden has offered up one adults and one kids natural sunscreen to one lucky winner!
 
To Enter:
 
Go to Goddess Garden and tell me something else that you would like to try
(this must be done for additional entries to count)
 
Additional Entries:
 
- like Goddess Garden 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 @goddessgarden AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

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Win a kids and adults full sized natural sunscreen from @goddessgarden @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3zvazwj


***** Contest will end on September 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, August 25, 2011

Burt's Bees with a Giveaway

At Burt's Bees, we don't waste our time — or yours — pretending to be something we're not. We prefer putting our energy into making the best natural personal care products out there to help you maximize your well-being.

We're proud that over half of our 150+ products are 100% natural! Still, we won't be satisfied until all of our products are 100% natural and we are currently aggressively pursuing this goal through reformulations and testing.

We label every product with a "natural bar." It's our way of helping you clearly identify the high level of natural ingredients used in our products.

Additionally, we use only natural colors in our products. Some of these include beta-carotene, chlorophyll, titanium dioxide and mica. These natural colors have been proven safe, unlike many artificial colors that have been banned by the FDA over the years. As far as fragrance components go, we use them only when absolutely necessary, and all of our fragrances are phthalate-free.

Since our products are made from as many natural ingredients as possible, we think it makes sense that most of our packaging is created from recycled materials, or is developed with recyclability and re-use in mind, like our easy-to-recycle aluminum containers.

We don't want to create any additional garbage on the planet, and work hard to reduce, reuse and recycle. For example, before we would launch our world famous lip balm in a plastic tube, it took us years to convince a plastic company to make recycled plastic for us. Now, that very same company is one of the leading manufacturers of recycled plastic.

And by the way, our packages are designed to hold just enough product for you to use up before it expires, so you don't end up throwing out half used tubes and jars. We're full of good ideas, naturally.



I am a big lover of Burt's Bees, always have been!  Its a great product line with natural products that we use everyday!  Every time I get a sunburn, which might I add is way to often, I reach for my Burt's Bees after sun lotion, its a lifesaver!  We use the lotions, the lip balms and more.  I love getting new moms the baby kit for baby showers.  Its a great kit and a great price like the other Burt's Bees products!


When Burt's Bees offered to send me some of their tinted lip balms I was all over it.  I love a good lip balm and Kristina loves them too!  She is always carrying some sort of lip balm, preferably with some color to it, in her purse.  I prefer that she uses something more natural than filled with who knows what so Burt's Bees is a great choice!  The colors were subtle but definitely had something to them, the moisturized well and lasted, I didn't feel like I had to reapply every 20 minutes like you have to with some brands.

Burt's Bees has offered up some tinted lip balms to one lucky Canadian reader!

To Enter:

Tell me which Burt's Bees product that I haven't mentioned that you enjoy or would like to try
(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)

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Win some Burt's Bees tinted lip balms (Canada only) @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3dccd3b


***** Contest will end on September 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 ONLY"****

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kinder Surprise is relaunching in Canada - who wants a free Kinder egg???

Do you or your kids love Kinder Surprise?  My kids ask for them all the time, whenever we go past some actually!  I have been chosen with a lieu of other moms to be a #KINDERMom and get to bring you all the latest and greatest news about whats new with Kinder!!  I can't wait to share with all of you and of course eat and I guess share some Kinder Surprises with my kids and of course their friends, and you know I will be eating my fare share too :)

If you want to get your hands on a FREE Kinder Surprise then keep your eyes peeled to the Kinder facebook page!  On August 29th, they haven't said what time, but that's the day that they are going to be giving away FREE Kinder Surprise coupons!  So make sure that your watching and ready to grab your FREE coupon!



This past Easter was our first camping trip of the season and it was a huge success!  We have decided to make it a family tradition and do it every year.  We went with Kris's Mom and all his Sisters, their partners and kids!  It was so fun and if you ask the kids what the best part was it was the Kinder eggs that Granny got them all.  Even for baby Mickayla who was only a few months old at the time.  She not only got them all Kinder eggs but they were Toy Story Kinder eggs which had to be the coolest thing ever according to the kids!

They each had a treat and a toy that they played with ALL day and most of them still have it!  They all love Toy Story so this was amazing, a nice yummy (peanut free) yes I just said that - and an awesome toy!  Do you have any great memories of giving your kids a Kinder egg and how it was just the best thing ever to them?  My first bit of fun info from Kinder is that they are coming out with new bigger and better toys for 2012!!  You can get a glimpse of some of the new toys here!!

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coupons


I love coupons, so much so that I got a little photo album at the dollar store and filled it with coupons!  Today at the store Kristina kept asking why I was buying almost everything I put in the cart, "do you have a coupon for that?"

Annoying of her but totally true!  I love to save as much as I can.  We only make so much money every month so why not spend as little as you can?  There are so many places to get coupons!  You can like your favorite product companies on facebook for coupons, check your local paper, there are usually great ones in there.  You can also check out Life Made Delicious for some awesome coupons!  Also if they sign up for their newsletter there will be some awesome coupons coming out shortly!  You can sign up for the newsletter here!

I don't want to give anything away but there will be a few $1 off coupons that are awesome!  Here is my only hint :)  Have you tried the  new  Fibre 1 100-Calorie Strawberry Flavour with Chocolatey Coating granola bar?  OMG its soooo good!  The kids eat the chocolate Fiber 1 bars like they are never going to make them again and when they tried the new  Fibre 1 100-Calorie Strawberry Flavour with Chocolatey Coating granola bars they had found a new favorite!

If you still haven't check out Life Made Delicious you really need to, the facebook page is full of great tips and chatter and the website has so many easy recipes that you could have a new recipe everyday for over a year!

Disclaimer: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

I took a little vacation!

I took a much needed break this last weekend and it was AMAZING!!!  It was so needed and well deserved, well according to me lol!  Kris's grandparents sold us their 5th wheel a month or so ago and we have been itching to use it.  We finally had a weekend booked off and were ready to roll!  We decided to go down island to Qualicum where there is a really nice campsite that has a waterslide!  I remember going their as a kid, for lots of day trips and camping once.  I had some amazing memories of this place and wanted to do the same with my kids!







The kids were pretty excited to go and we were also taking my nephews along with us, they are 6 months older and 6 months younger than Brandon so they make excellent playmates!  We spent a lot of time playing, relaxing, swimming, sleeping, and of course swimming and watersliding!  My arms were pretty tired from catching all three kids on the waterslide, they went on the small one and Kristina and her dad got to rock out on the big one. 

This was one of the first activities we have done that Kristina at 8 and Brandon at 3 have both had the best time at.  Usually one has a better time than the other with the ages but this was perfect.  I definitely want to go again.  Camping in a 5th wheel was like a little slice of heaven.  No tents to take down, no worry or rain, and when it did, we could still cook and have fun because we weren't wet and freezing.

Check out our pics!  Did you take a holiday this Summer that just made your year?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dyson Air Multiplier

With Summer arriving later than normal this year I wasn't as worried about getting a good fan this year but when the heat hits, it hits hard!  When it hits hard you would do just about anything to stay cool, I know I will anyways!  Personally I have always hated those round fans that get so filthy, you can't really clean them, and they are so loud!  I can't stand how unsafe they are, I was always a wreck when my kids were little around them and didn't stay any cooler because I was up and down just as much keeping my babies away!

The Dyson air multiplier AM03 Pedestal fan is a lifesaver!  Its much quieter than the old style fans, not silent but way more quiet.  I love how easy it is to clean, you just wipe if off with a damp cloth, there are no nooks and crannies to get filled with dust and it looks great.  Its very modern looking but I don't see how it would be tacky looking anytime in the next 10 years at least so its definitely an investment.  They are fully adjustable, forward and backwards tilt, rotating and non rotating as well as the different speeds they have.  My other favorite feature is that it comes with a remote control!  I love that if I need to turn it up, down or turn on or off the rotating then I don't even have to get up.


Its so easy to put together my 3 year old nephew helped me.  You just click all of the pieces together and in under 10 minutes, and with no frustration I might add, its together and you are cooling off.  Super easy to operate as well, I often find myself asking Brandon at 3 if he can turn it on or off and he loves it.  He can put his face right in front of it and feel all the nice cool air hit him right in the face and I don't have to worry about him getting hurt at all!  The worst he could do is knock it over and hey, I should be watching him right!

At $549 the Dyson AM03 pedestal air multiplier fan is an investment for sure but you aren't getting a fan you are going to want to throw out after one Summer!  This is a fan you can have out all year, we have a woodstove going in the Winter so this will be great to push around all of our hot air as well!  Also if all you need is a desk fan they are all $100 off right now making this a great time to pick one up!  Check them all out here!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fresh Summer berries!

We love to pick berries!  As soon as school is out we are picking strawberries, although with all the rain in BC this "Summer" we didn't get as many as I would have liked!  Then its onto raspberries and blueberries!  I like to just flash freeze all of our berries the same day as we pick organic untreated berries so they need to be processed the same day.  Flash freezing if you don't know if just laying all of the berries with all stems removed on a cookie sheet in one layer and freezing for about 30 mins until partly frozen and then I dump them into a large Ziploc bag, this was they don't all stick together.

Because its usually so hot in the Summer I tend to make all of my jams in September or October when its a bit cooler out and just thaw out the berries and have a jam day or two!  This year my Sister in Law and Mother in Law went up to Kelowna for two weeks and brought back 20 lbs each of cherries and peaches!  I would have loved to can up some peaches but with all of us on the property and all of our families they all got eaten up!  I did however get to can about 15 lbs of cherries!  I was going to make cherry pie filling to make pies and for cheesecake toppings for the rest of the year but you need something called clear gel to make it so I couldn't and was bummed!

I decided to just do good old cherry jam!  I don't own a cherry pitter because I haven't actually made anything with cherries before, we usually just eat them all up.  Of course instead of getting one I just figured it wouldn't be that bad and pitted them by hand.  Holy man that was so much work!  Trust me when I tell you to invest the $10 and buy one!!  My fingers were dark purple for about 3 or 4 full days.  It was crazy but the jam is sooooooo good it was worth it!  I have shared it all over the property and everyone said that they loved it!  A lot of sugar went into it but at least I know what else went into our jam!

I am pretty bummed that I didn't think to take any pictures while I was making it so you are just going to have to use your imagination :)

If you are looking for some easy recipes then check out Life Made Delicious!

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own

Disney Junior - Watch and Win with a giveaway


From today through August 21st, Disney Junior will be featuring a new Toyota Sienna design every day, during their biggest hit shows including: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Stella and Sam, and Handy Manny.   Did you go online to decorate your Toyota Sienna in July?  Brandon and Kristina both did and loved it!  They loved designing it and are now loving watching for it to pop up while watching some of Brandon's favorite shows!

How To Enter: When you (or your LO) see the decorated mini-van on the bottom of your screen, head to DisneyJunior.ca and enter the date and the design of the Sienna minivan on the contest page (was it a Jake, a Mickey or a Special Agent Oso design? Poof! It’s just that easy.

PLUS, the more you watch, the more you can enter, and the more chances you have to win!

One lucky Disney Junior viewer will win a brand-new 2012 Toyota Sienna!

Plus some fantastic runner-up prizes. That’s right, we’re giving viewers a chance to win 1 of 5 Samsung Galaxy Tabs 1.0 ™ or 1 of 20 Crayola Colour Explosion Colour Domes

So get out there and enter and good luck!!!!  If you win come take me for a spin!

I also have a great giveaway for all of my lucky blog readers!!  You can win a $50 Cash Card towards a mini road-trip. Could be an outing to the zoo, a local water park, or even just to have a picnic at Grandma’s!!

To Enter:

Tell me where you would go if you won the 2012 Toyota Sienna!
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Addtional 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 cash card to spend on a family trip @Funfunkymommy #DJwatchNwin  #DisneyJuniorMom http://tinyurl.com/3tkdtla


***** Contest will end on August 31st 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!  Feel free to enter on multiple blogs but you can only win on one blog!*****

Disclosure: I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You can win up to $1000 in Umi and Boon products

Skin Free with a Giveaway

All products distributed by Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio are designed and formulated by owner and practicing pharmacist, Julie Hilton, who has over 30 years experience in compounding and natural skin care. She started the Studio in 2000 when her and her husband moved to the Blue Ridge of Virginia. Their friends were calling them gypsies so the name evolved naturally!


Skin Free has been on Fun and Funky Mommy before and we are big fans!  The moisturizer is amazing and a favorite of mine!  It moisturizes so well and isn't greasy at all.  Its in a nice sized jar and lasts a really long time, you only need a little and it really goes a long way! 


The pink clay mask is also great!  That was a new thing for me to try out this time around and its great!  I love to be able to use it with Kristina and Brandon, we can also use it together as a fun new bedtime ritual with the kids.  They love being able to so something that usually just for Mommy and being able to do it with me!  I love that its not hard on their skin or mine and that its totally safe to use!  Not hard on my skin at all and helps to keep it nice and clean and smooth and just leaves it with that clean feeling!

The other great thing that I was able to review was the new deodorant!  Its new out so its not even on the site yet!  I loved it, the first time I tried it I was working for the day, and when I work I work hard!  I ran, well walked quickly, all day and put it to the test.  It worked very well and I was pretty happy with it.  The only thing that I didn't love about it was the scent.  I am not a huge fan of the scent in it but that's something that I can get over because its an all natural deodorant and that's more important to me than a scent!

Skin Free has offered up a $30 gift certificate to one lucky reader

To Enter:

Go to Skin Free and tell me what you would choose with your $30 gift certificate!
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- follow Skin Free 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 @skinfree AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

***Feel free to Retweet this***

Win a $30 gift certificate to Skin Free @Funfunkymommy @skinfree http://tinyurl.com/3dk5svp


***** Contest will end on September 15th 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, August 13, 2011

Mr. Coffee has partnered with Keurig to make a one cup coffee maker!

We are not huge plain old coffee drinkers here, Kris does drink regular coffee at work but at home we don't really do it.  In fact, before we got our Mr. Coffee maker we didn't even own a coffee pot!  I however LOVE a good fancy coffee, and really so does my hubby, he just doesn't splurge as often as I do :)

When our Mr. Coffee maker arrived I couldn't have been more excited!  I buy fancy coffees more than I should, the money really adds up, but I love them!  I was thrilled to have fancy coffee at home but wasn't sure it would be as fast or as good as I hoped!  Boy was I wrong!


Trusted for years for both quality and value, the Mr. Coffee® brand has partnered with Keurig® technology to bring you exceptional single-serve gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Now, with the Mr. Coffee® Single Serve Brewing System, you can indulge in a coffee house experience at home.
We ran our of our 5 k cup samples in about 2 days!  Kris drank 4 of them before I could really have more than one!  I was in love with the first one though, it brewed so fast, no waiting and watching.  And it was delicious!  You can't get better than that, well other than the fact that its so much cheaper than store bought!

Its so easy to use, all you do is put however much water in that you are going to need for your drink, open it up, pour in the water, put in the k cup, push the button, wait about 30 seconds, and you have your coffee, can't get any easier than that!  Love it!

You can buy K cups in so many places now, they are pretty easy to find.  The Mr. Coffee maker is available online as well as in plenty of stores!  Be sure to check it out if you are a coffee feign or if you just need to cut back on how much fancy coffees you are buying our like I do, well did!  You don't even have to use if for coffee!  You can get hot cocoa, tea and so many different varieties of coffee!  I love that when we have company everyone can have a different drink and I am not in the kitchen for 30 minutes making them all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

femMED with a giveaway

femMED products are made with the highest quality vitamins, minerals and herbs formulated as comprehensive solutions to treat the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and PMS. We’ve created formulas to keep our bones and our breasts healthy, and formulas to help us get a restful night sleep, deal with declines in energy and libido levels and improve the overall appearance of our hair, skin & nails. In all, we have 13 formulations to help us take control of our health and live happier, more productive lives.

Women’s health made simple…that just about says it all.



I am tired ALL the time, and I don't think its just Mom tired, you know how we are all tired, all the time.  When your life revolves around your kids and you are up if they are sick, up late cleaning up, up early to work or whatever your schedule is.  I was so tired I was literally trying not to fall asleep at the wheel.  It was bad.  I hated it and needed to fix it somehow.  I tried iron supplements but I didn't know how well they were really working.  I decided to stop taking them and take the femMED energy supplements instead and see how they worked.

I have used almost the whole bottle and I love them.  They are definitely working great!  I even forgot to take them one day and noticed a difference immediately.  I was exhausted and sluggish all day.  Overall I was very happy with the femMED energy pills and will definitely be picking up some more!


femMED has 13 varieties of supplements for women only!  I love that they are specialized for women because frankly men and women have different bodies and they run differently.  Men and women can't take the same supplements and expect the same results!  Make sure you check out all 13 of the femMED supplements, there is sure to be one or a few that fit your lifestyle!  They are available in lots of stores and you can check availablily here!

One lucky winner will receive two bottles of their choice from femMED!

To Enter:

Tell me which two bottles you will choose if you win from femMED
(This must be done for additional entries to count)

Additional Entries:

- like the femMED facebook page
- 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 @femmed AND tweet about this giveaway for one entry (can RT daily for another entry)

***Feel free to Retweet this***

Win two bottles of supplements made JUST for women from femMED @Funfunkymommy @femmed http://tinyurl.com/3rb9b97


***** Contest will end on Sept 5th 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, August 11, 2011

Fijit Friends

When we were given the opportunity to host a Fijit Friends party with Kristina and her friends she couldn't have been more thrilled!  We received two Fijits to play with, one to keep and one to giveaway at the party, and she was in love right away!  Her and her brother were playing with them all the time and taking them everywhere with them.


Fijits are the only interactive robotic BFFs who dance, recognize your voice, and tell funny jokes! Poke ‘em, squeeze ‘em, or turn ‘em into dancing machines!!  They are soft and tactile and have a squeezable body that feels really neat!  You can listen to, and interact with their jokes, tell them how you are feeling, dance with them and they can dance to your music or theirs! 

They are a lot of fun and all the kids that came to the party loved them!  Even the parents thought they were cool.  I have to say when the kids were on the trampoline afterwards my Sister in Law and I were playing with the Fijit with my 6 month old niece and we were all having a great time!  This will definitely be a must have on Holiday wish lists this year, I can see this being one of those sold out everywhere, everyone wants it kind of toys!

What we found with the Fijit was that if there was a lot of background noise, like Brandon screaming on the other side of the room the Fijit had a harder time hearing what you were saying, the same thing was happening if it had low batteries.  It was so fun and cute though.  We all loved talking to it, listening to its funny jokes, very kid friendly, and Kristina's favorite part, other than having a dancing buddy was that it would lean in for a kiss!

Check them out here!  Check out the videos we took at Kristina's party and how excited Saphire was to win her very own Fijit and of course how cute all the girls are dancing with the Fijits!

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel Fijit Friends and received product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Umi with a giveaway

We are huge Umi lovers over here!  Not only are they a very high quality shoe, super cute but not cutesy, and actually have big kid sizes (all the way up to a kids size 6) they are am amazing company to work with!  They sponsor many reviews and giveaways on blogs, are huge on Facebook and always giving away lots of shoes, and seem like real truly nice and kind people!

We love working with Umi and the kids both love their shoes.  I usually end up hearing from Kristina all about how her shoes hurt her feet and that she can't find shoes that she likes etc but she loved her Umi boots last year.  They still look brand new, and she never complained about them hurting her feet.  They are made with real leather so they help conform right to your child's foot. 


Brandon has also had a few pairs of Umi shoes and has loved all of them.  They are easy for him to put on and take off, which at 3 is very important!  They have held up so well and some are ready to be passed onto another little boy to continue to love!  For review this time around I choose to get Brandon a pair of Reeves boots for the Fall.  He loves wearing boots like his dad and these just look so cute and they will go with everything from jeans to cords and everything else in between!  He already wants to wear them but its just to hot right now!  I can't wait to see him strutting around in these this Fall!


You can win your favorite pair of Umi Shoes for the child in your life!!

To Enter:

Go to Umi Shoes 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)
- 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)

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Win your choice of shoes from Umi Shoes for Fall this year!!! @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3jesfkz


***** Contest will end on August 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*****

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Huge Bic $100 back to school giveaway

Does typing out thoughts or making lists on the computer seem logical? Do you retain and remember conversations in a meeting or class if they are handwritten rather than typed? Even in this digital age, leading research reveals that writing information by hand, on paper enhances comprehension and retention better than typing on a keyboard.

“When we write, even before we write, we are putting thought into evaluating the information that we are receiving,” says Dr. Steve Graham, a published author and the Currey Ingram Professor of education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  “That process of putting pen to paper helps retain ideas more firmly in our minds, leading to greater recall at a later time.”

A recent national study of adults by BIC, conducted by Canadian Omnibus, confirms that when Canadians write down notes in a meeting, class or somewhere else, they tend to remember the information better with handwritten notes (83%). The survey also revealed that 62% of Canadians actually prefer to hand write with pen and paper when studying for school, preparing notes for a presentation at work or just jotting down
thoughts or making lists.


I am always jotting down notes and lists and only do it by hand.  I have a grocery list on top of the fridge and am always adding to it when I run out of something and know before I go to the store to grab my list!  How would I know what groceries to get if my list was on my computer?  I guess you could print it but that seems like a big waste!


I got to try out some of the new BIC velocity pens and the ink is nice and dark and writes so smoothly.  My hubby ripped into the package right away as the pens we currently had were not working well at all.  These are our new go to pens, I will definitely buy more but these will last a lot longer than our last ones I am sure!


I have a wonderful back to school $100 BIC prize pack for one lucky Canadian reader!

To Enter:

Tell me, have your started your back to school shopping yet?  Do you love it or hate it?  I LOVE it!!
(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)

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Win a $100 BIC prize pack for back to school @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/44hesvj


***** Contest will end on August 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 ONLY*****

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dragonfly Soaps with a Giveaway

I started making natural soap because I love to CREATE and soapmaking fulfills many levels of my creative expression. I can use my hands, my head and my heart in the soapmaking process and...to me the process is calming to the soul.

I love the TECHNICAL part of soapmaking - Understanding the chemical process of what happens when you mix a base and an acid together, researching ingredients, calculating ratios of saponification values of fats and oils, mixing them together and making something completely new from them.

I love the SENSUAL part of soapmaking - Experimenting with and mixing up scents using my imagination and intuition, taking cues from conversations, the written word and wiffs in the air wherever I may be. The aromatherapy value in the shower or bath. The silky feel of a wet bar of One Summer Night or the visual appeal of the color and texture of Exotic Earth or Triple Chocolate Mint when wet and worn slightly down from use...Okay, you can call me weird here if you like but you won't know till you try it!

I love the VALUE TO COMMUNITY that soapmaking provides and the potential it could provide in the future - A good luxurious bar of natural soap, useful and made from simple ingredients, cut by hand and expertly trimmed and beautifully wrapped, sometimes even hand delivered when possible. I love running a small business as opposed to a large corporation. As we grow we will model our business structure after a new paradigm. One that is people oriented, where employees are seen not as automatons, but as people with families with obligations. A business with a sense of community within and out.

I hope you'll like knowing that your purchase of our natural soap brings our energy into your space. I want my little story to give you a sense of the spirit that goes into each and every bar of Dragonfly Soaps. Go Ahead. Choose...


Well I had a pretty hard time choosing the soaps for us to review, really I could have used each and everyone of them!  I was pretty happy that not only did they look so good they smelled so good when we got them!  We ripped into the package right at the mailbox and Kristina didn't sound so thrilled when I told her it was soap.  She sure changed her tune though as soon as I passed her a bar of triple chocolate mint soap.  She wanted to go straight home and hot right into the shower.  We sniffed the soap all the way home, its a good thing its all natural! 

There are a few different categories of soap to choose from
  • Unscented Soap - Our Cocoa Butter and Baby Soaps are wonderfully simple and totally fragrance free.
  • Workhorse Soap - Our Shaving Soap, Gardener's Soap and other functional bars each have a specific purpose for a specific cleansing need.
  • Almost Edibles Soap - So fragrant, you'll want to bite them, this scented soap collection has a bar for every taste.
  • Earthy and Mysterious Soap - Superfatted shea butter soaps with unique, evocative fragrances that celebrate the mystique of life on Earth.
  •  Lavender and Flowers Soap - The floral peace and goodness of blooming gardens, captured in these hand made herbal soaps.

I couldn't help to choose from the Almost Edibles Soap category!  It was hard not to try and just have a taste, well it wasn't when I was remembering that it was soap, but it smelled good enough to eat!  I am sure Brandon would have eaten it if I had offered it to him lol!  We got the Triple Chocolate Mint soap and the Peppermint Ice Soap and loved them both!  They lathered up really easily, rinsed clean, and smelled amazing right until the end.  They were a great size, sometimes good soaps are small but these are a great size and have a very good price!


I would definitely recommend this soap to everyone!  You just might be able to tell your friends about how amazing it is if you win this giveaway!  One of you will win any 3 bars of soap from Dragonfly soaps!

To Enter:

Go to Dragonfly Soaps and tell me which 3 bars you will 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)

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Win any 3 soaps from Dragonfly Soaps, I got the Triple Chocolate Mint, doesn't that sound amazing! @Funfunkymommy http://tinyurl.com/3m4sl7w


***** Contest will end on August 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*****