Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pawparazzi Pets- Review AND Giveaway!

My daughter is a big animal fan, real or play, she just enjoys having pets around. So when given the opportunity to review Pawparazzi Pets, I knew she would be a great tester! Every time we go to the store, she sees the stuffed animals and starts naming them, and has a plan in her head about how she will take care of them.
We recieved Misty the cat, a Reporter for CNN-(Cat News Network). As soon as my daughter saw her, she was in love. We used to have a kitten that looked just like her, my daughter wanted to keep her, but we had to give her away. After opening her kitty up, an instant plan was made! She took her out of the purse/holder, and began caring for her. We also recieved an adorable Flower Fairy Clothing Set, which is the cutest little thing in the kitty! My daughter changed her, "fed her", and showed her where she would be sleeping, and her story has continued every day : ) I love how a stuffed animal can spark such imagination in a 6 year old, and oh the stories she has!
Pawparazzi Pets offers both cats and dogs, along with great accesories for your pet! Adorable outfits and pet beds will make a great Holiday gift for your animal lover!

If you head over to the site, you can sign your child up for the Fan Club, and they will recieve a special thank you gift for joining! My daughter recieved a cute charm bracelet, which doubles as a jeweled collar for her kitty.

Pawparazzi Pets can be ordered online, and are also available in stores thru out the US. Order in November and recieve 20% off, just use code PAW20 when checking out! There is also free ground shipping on orders over $75, so head over and make your purchase soon!

Heres the best part! One lucky reader will win their very own Pawparazzi Pet, all you have to do is head over to Pawparazzi Pets and let me know your favorite animal! (Mandatory Entry!)

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This giveaway will end on Dec. 6th. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Good luck and thanks for entering!

Thank you to Pawparazzi pets for the opportunity to review your product. My daughter is enjoying her new pet, and I'm enjoying the creative ideas she keeps coming up with!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Review AND Giveaway!

I love to shop for gifts for family, but I always run into problems when it comes to the Grandparents! My own grandparents have everything and don't give me any ideas, and my mom and dad, well, they're pretty much the same way! So, when shopping for gifts, I need to be creative and find something that will make them smile, and be something they'll use.

When I was introduced to, I knew I could find some really neat gifts that would be useful and in my budget. What I REALLY like about the site is that they give pretty much every single way you could say Grandma and Grandpa, and you can personalize your items that way! My son used to call my mom "Gramma" and dad "Grampy" and they are both on the site!
Not only do they have Grandparents shirts, but they also offer Mom and Dad shirts, Aunt and Uncle, Baby gifts, and maternity shirts too! This is definetly a cool site to find that unique gift for your grandparents, or other family members!

I picked the shirt "Worlds Coolest Grandma, Stare if you Must!" for my mom, because, well, to us, she is the coolest! I know she's going to get a kick out of wearing it, and the kids are very excited to give it to her!

About MyGrandParentsRock-

Welcome to! We specialize in t-shirts and gifts for Grandparents.

Featuring more than one hundred different grandparent names, spellings, and variations, you're sure to find the perfect t-shirt, mug, hat and more for any beloved grandparent.

Here is the best part! One lucky winner will recieve a $30 Gift code to purchase their own unique shirt for their family member! All you have to do is head over to, and let me know your favorite shirt! ( Mandatory entry)

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This giveaway will end on Dec. 6th. Winner will be chosen using and winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

Thank you to, for giving me the opportunity to review their product! Definetly a great company with so many wonderful items!

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Winner of High IntenCity giveaway!

Since the original winner did not claim the prize, I have now chosen a new winner....

Congrats to Anne J, you are the winner of the Hello Kitty Charm Gift Set!

I am sending you an email, please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great Halloween finds at Walmart!

I forgot to post this earlier, but I stopped at Walmart today for some things and decided to see if they had any Halloween stuff left. Well, they had a TON! It was more party favors, window clings, etc., but at 90% off, I figured I could get enough stuff to use for goody bags for bday parties AND use the leftovers for Halloween next year!
So, I scored-
2- 20 pack Porcupine balls $.25/each

2- 20 pack Vampire Teeth $.25/each

2- 10 pack Activity pads $.50/ each

3- Window clings $. 20/each

Pumpkin Carving Kit (Stencil book and 5 carving accesories) $1.00

And the best items I got were the 2 costumes I picked up!

Hippie Chick for daughter- $1.40!

Zombie man for son $2.00!

I was so happy finding this stuff! I should know to ALWAYS go to Walmart, they seem to have to best selection of 75%-90% Clearance items for all holidays!
And, if the kids decide they don't want to be what I got them here, I will donate the costumes to their school for the families that cannot afford costumes! Good deal for all : )


I am so happy! I have 100 followers, thank you all for following me! Now, to really thank you I'd like to do a little giveaway for you all, so, what would you like?
I'm up for any ideas, a nice bath and body basket, a reading/coffee basket, I'm all about baskets, lol!
Or, mabye a gift card with the holidays coming up?
Let me know, because I want this to be for YOU!

Thanks again everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kaskey Kids Review

My son is very hard to buy toys for, even when he was younger, I could never find toys he would play with for more than a week or so!
I was able to review the Kaskey Kids Hockey Set, which I chose because our family LOVES hockey! A few weeks ago, a set of army men was broke out and both my son AND daughter had been playing with them for days. So, when the Hockey set arrived, they were estatic! Now both of them could play and have a "game" going on, it was too fun to watch!

What I really like about the set, not only that it kept the kids entertained, and still is, is that they come packaged in a nice plastic carrying case, so the pieces stay in one place. I have found a few men lying around the living room a few times, but my daughter has been quick to get him back in the box, because it's always a team member of hers!
Finding toys that both of my children will play with, together, is a challenge for me. My son is 10 and my daughter is 6, so they do have different interests. I was very happy to see that both of the kids have enjoyed this set, together, and still are enjoying playing!

A bit about Kaskey Kids-
Kaskey Kids was founded by Bruce and Christy Kaskey in 2001 with the purpose of creating simple sports action figures.

As a mother of four sports-loving children, Christy saw that her children and their friends were happiest and most enthusiastic when sports were involved. Playing in the park, in the backyard or at the beach kept everyone active and occupied, but when playtime was brought inside, none of the traditional toys held the Kaskey Kids' interest.

Christy took a look back at her own childhood for some inspiration and could vividly remember her two brothers engaging in hours of imaginary play with simple action figures like Army Men, Super Heroes and Cowboys and Indians. After a few years with her house filling up with every bucket or bag of action figures, animals or cars, Christy realized that a simple box of sports action figures could be the key.

Kaskey Kids comes in 5 different sets-
College Football
And also carries Mini Sets, for your team to play against a new team!
Each kit sells for $24.99, and the Mini Sets are $9.99! Kaskey Kids Sets are available online, and also at select stores thru out the US!

Kaskey Kids have a great product for both boys and girls, and I would recommend checking them out for a fun, new toy for your kids!

Thank you to Kaskey Kids for the opportunity to review their sets, my children are enjoying it and will for a long time!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

HIP- T-- Review and Giveaway!

If you are anything like me, you will want to read this review and enter this Hip-T giveaway!

Since I can remember, I have had problems finding jeans and pants that fit me just right. Either they are too small and I feel like I'm showing business that doesn't need to be shown, or they are too big and I need a belt! I have a very weird shaped body, so while I WANT to wear the cute and stylish tops, they are too short and I don't like showing my undies! Therefore, I end up wearing Tshirts or oversided sweaters that don't do anything for me : (

Now that I've been introduced to Hip-T, I know I can finally wear the shirts I've been dying to wear!
When I first saw Hip-T, I thought, "Wow, that is really creative!" And, such a simple solution to a problem that many women have.

Hip-T offers many styles and colors to choose from, so any shirt can be accesorized with the Hip-T for a great look. I even found that some old shirts I hadn't worn for years could now be worn again, and it was like showing off a new shirt!

A bit about Hip-T-
After years of loving and living in our low rise jeans and layering t-shirt over t-shirt, we had to acknowledge there was a problem. Daily activities such as sitting at a restaurant or bending to tie a shoe were met with constant rear end exposure of one type or another. To make matters worse, we were tired of dealing with bulky messy layers of t-shirts in hopes of camouflaging what might make an appearance with the next bend and snap! Let's not forget, layering in itself is a great look. So, whether it was butt crack hanging out of the trunk, or using that thin sweatshirt as an additional "cover-up" accessory around the waist, something had to be done short of walking away from the investment we had made in the denim department.

It is true, the best products are the simple ones which make our lives easier and more comfortable. With that in mind, we took an old white t-shirt and cut the bottom half off. We slipped it on around the scene of the crime and layered with another t-shirt. Now it was time for the test – a good deep squat in front of the mirror. Hey – no thong exposure, no bum cleavage and no t-shirt tangle. How easy! The first hip-T was resurrected from the depths of the t-shirt drawer. hip-hip hurray!

Hip-T's can be purchased online starting at $19.95, and are also available in select stores thru out the US and Canada! I would definetly recommend checking these out, for anyone who has suffered the dreaded Muffin Top or Plumbers Crack! Hip T is the best and easiest solution to these problems, and I bet you'll be satisfied with your new clothing wardrobe after purchasing!

Here's the best part! One lucky reader is going to win their choice of any Hip T in stock! All you have to do is head over to Hip-T and let me know your favorite style! ( Mandatory Entry!0

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Giveaway will end November 20th. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim their prize!

Good luck!

Thank you to Hip-T, I have finally found the perfect solution to what has been a huge problem most of my life! I cannot thank you enough!

KIDORABLE- Review and Giveaway!

I love to have fun and cute things for my kids, for a few reasons... the biggest one being I like to know which item is my daughters or sons! Being in school, every kid in the class seems to have the same colored umbrella, or hat and gloves, so if my kid loses something and I have to dig thru the Lost and Found pile, I don't always know that I'm getting the same one my kid was wearing before they lost it!

At Kidorable, they offer so many cute and different choices! From umbrellas and rain gear, to winter hats, gloves and scarfs, each item will definetly stand out!

We choose the Fairy Umbrella, my daughter is loving Fairys right now, so she is in LOVE with it! Not only is the umbrella very well made, but it is a good sided one too. Last time I purchased a child umbrella, she barely stayed dry. Kidorable offers many styles for boys and girls, such as a Butterfly, Ladybug, or Mermaid for the girls, to a Dinosaur, Fireman or Frog for the boys! To complete your child for the rainy season, Kidorable also offers Raincoats and boots in the same styles, so your child can be matching from head to toe! Living in Illinois, I never know if we're going to wear our winter apparel, or have to break out the rain gear : ) The week we were sent out products, we were able to use BOTH in the same week, within days, lol! Gotta love Illinois!

We were also sent the Hearts knit hat and scarf for review, I loved that with the different colors, she can wear her replacement coat when the other is being washed. The hat and scarf match perfectly, and again, if she does misplace them, I can at least be sure that they will be easy to find!

The past few winters I have gone cheap and bought the kids $1-2 hats and gloves, because they were losing them or the hats were falling apart, so I felt like I was shelling out way too much money on the same thing over and over again. I have no doubt in my mind that this hat and scarf will stand up to her playing and running around, and that they will keep her warm while waiting to get into school : ) I only wish I would have found Kidorable earlier, for both Raingear AND winter items because they are well worth the money!

A bit about Kidorable-
In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, "The world needs someone to create children's apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that."

And so Kidorable was conceived. Starting with lions and cats and bears, oh my, manifested as umbrellas and hangers, Kidorable generated enough sales during its first year to break even and plant fruitful Kidorable seeds throughout the land. The following year sales grew ten fold. Every year since, give or take, a new style and/or product line debuted. And every year, the world joyfully embraced more Kidorable delights, give or take, than the year before.
Today Kidorable is a striking presence, not just in stores, but across the vast landscape of the children's apparel and accessories industry. By encouraging personal and professional growth in the service of imagination and smiles, Kidorable's own growth projections continue to soar.

Kidorable products can be ordered online, but they are also in stores thru out the United States. I was at the mall today and saw the Kidorable umbrellas in a Stride Rite store, so be on the lookout! If you are looking for a creative and fun gift, they also offer gift certificates!

Here's the best part- One lucky reader is going to win an umbrella of their choice! All you have to do is head over to Kidorable and let me know your favorite item! ( Mandatory Entry!)

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This giveaway will end on November 20th. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim their prize!

Good luck!

Thank you to Kidorable for the chance to review these products! My daughter is enjoying all of the compliments on her items, and I'm loving knowing I won't be digging thru the lost and found for days : )

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Time for some Winners!!!

Here are the winners of the giveaways I had going on-

Winner of the High IntenCity Hello Kitty Gift Set is-

#26-  Lacey-
Congrats! I'll be sending you an email shortly, you have 48 hours to claim your prize!

Winner of the "Name Your Tune" Personalized Childrens CD-

#5- Jessica-
Congrats, I'll be sending you an email shortly, you have 48 hours to claim your prize !

Thanks to all who entered, and a big thanks to Name Your Tune and High IntenCity for giving me the opportunity to review these great products!