Thursday, September 30, 2010

~~HearthSong Review & Giveaway~~

Are you looking for a great place to shop online? A place that you can find something for everyone you are shopping for? Without ever leaving your cooled house to go out in this heatwave? Me too!! The best place I have found is actually like 4 places in one.
Let me introduce you to Plow & Hearth, Wind & Weather, HearthSong and Magic Cabin, the four online stores that have a super sweet Director of Brand Marketing, Lynn, who I have had the pleasure of working with.
Lynn offered to let me choose anything from their online stores and I chose the Rocking Seesaw and I could not have chosen better according to my girls and my grandson.
This Seesaw is perfect!! It has all rounded edges, comfortable seats, foot support bars and the bottom rocker bar is padded so you can use it in the house without harming your flooring.

It came in pieces so I enlisted the help of my husband to put it together. It took about an hour and while that seems like forever for these few pieces, we followed the directions and put it all together loosely at first and then went back through like the directions said and I am glad we did, even given the extra time because it was all a pretty tight fit and because of this my husband says it will stay put together a lot longer and things won't get loose. (I don't know why, but I am guessing he is right because he is good at getting things to stay put when he puts them there). The only bad thing about putting it together, (besides not having tiny hands that fit better in the tight spots), was the directions called for a regular screwdriver and what we really needed was a wrench that fit the nuts for tightening. So after a quick change of tools we were on the way. By the way, even though there was a bazillion nuts and bolts, they were all there which NEVER happens in our house and they even included a hex or alan wrench so I didn't have to hunt one down since that is a tool not everyone has on hand.
We worked on it with the kids hovering around, wanting us to hurry faster, which irritates dad and makes him get frustrated. For that reason I suggest you do it when they are asleep and surprise them because it is all but impossible to keep them out of the way. So after a slight irritation in dad, a broken fingernail and bloody finger from me being stupid and not following directions (there again, another reason to do what the directions say instead of trying to do it your way ;-o~~ they are so much smarter than I gave them credit for)
Then came this, the cheesiest smile I have ever seen on the boy when he finally got to get on.
They all played on this Seesaw for HOURS. I actually had to take it away to get them to stop and go to bed. I have also found I can use it to my advantage as couple times in the last week, to get them to give me a moment of peace, I suggested they get it out and, miracle of miracles, instant time alone for me. Whooo Hooo!!
I think my very favorite thing about this Seesaw over others I have seen is that if my girls are at school or a friends house, the baby can sit in the middle seat of this a play alone. It also doesn't matter that they weigh a bit more than him, it seems to rock just fine and they can all have fun on it at the same time.
I am really serious when I say that these four web stores have got awesome products and I would gladly send anyone I know there to shop. If this Seesaw is a sample of their regular products (and I am sure it is being that I got to choose anything~ not something they had chosen for me) I am confident that they have quality, well made products that you will be proud to own.
Another awesome thing about HearthSong is that they also give away a $200 gift certificate every month and you can go here to enter that contest.

Want to buy this Seesaw? Go here and for $79.99 plus shipping it will be on your doorstep within days. Want to win it? Lynn has generously offered to let one of my readers win this same Seesaw, just follow the directions below and Good Luck!!

Mandatory Entry~~ Go visit HearthSong, come back here and tell me something you would love to have from them. This must be done for other entries to count.

2 entries- Like HearthSong on Facebook.

2 entries- Sign up for the HearthSong newsletter.

1 entry- Grab the Our Crazy Life button.

2 entries- Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this free giveaway up to once a day! Please leave a comment for each day that you do.

2 entries- Become a friend on Facebook

1 entry- subscribe to my feeds either Google or email.

3 entries - Blog about this free giveaway and post the link here.

1 entry- Enter my other giveaways and post 1 comment for each one you entered. Make sure to leave separate comments.

2 entries-Submit this giveaway to a giveaway site and let me know which one.

Contest ends October 15, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

~~Cold Stone + Make A Wish= Free Ice Cream~~

Mark your calendar to stop by Coldstone Creamery this Thursday for some free ice cream.

Cold Stone's annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. With any donation amount you'll get a 3 oz cup of Kate's Creation. The free ice cream is a concoction called "Katie's Creation," named after the little girl who dreamed up this flavor. It includes caramel apple ice cream with chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust, and apple pie filling. The freebie is part of a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which helps make wishes come true for sick kids. Roughly 85% of all the donations Coldstone receives in September go to the foundation.

Valid only during published date and time. While supplies last. No substitutions. Limit one per customer.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

~~Girl Gotch Review~~

You know what I see all the time that drives me bat shit crazy??? Girls pulling their underwear out of their butts. I know that may be a little on the graphic side of putting it, but seriously, it makes me want to tell them how horrible it looks and to go put on something that fits. But since that isn't always the problem I guess that wouldn't be the answer. My girls are not exempt from doing this no matter how often I gripe at them for it. So when I heard about the Girl Gotch underwear for girls I went right over to the Girl Gotch web site and read all about them.

Information from Rebecca at Girl Gotch:

"It all started in the summer of 2008. I was potty-training my daughter and was having a really hard time finding underwear that fit her. She seemed to always be

pulling and adjusting and no matter what, they would “ride-up”. I tried everything, even buying size 5/6 panties for her (even though she was 2).

One afternoon, we were at my sister‘s house. My daughter

and nephew were playing and were so wrapped up in their fun that my daughter had an accident. I didn‘t have a change of clothes, so I borrowed a pair of my nephew‘s gotch. I didn‘t think much of it at the time, but as the day went on I noticed that she wasn‘t complaining about her underwear hurting. I also watched her jump and play around and they stayed in place. The gotch covered her whole bum, which was something her panties never managed to do.

That got me to thinking...why don‘t they make gotch for

girls? And so, Girl Gotch was born and that brings me to today. I have been working with designer

s and manufacturers to get what I believe are the best girl‘s underwear on the market!"

They come in super cute bight colors or white/light for use with white pants. I was going to take pictures of my girls in them because they really do fit cute, but I am afraid of the internet pervs finding them on here so I will post some pictures from their site.

Brief – inspired by the original ”tighty whitey“, we have taken the style and made it to be all girl. They feature a one inch covered elastic waistband and material binding around the legs.
Boxer – These are great to wear under skirts or for sports.
Now while these are a little more pricey than what I usually buy~~ $15.99 for a box of 3 pair~~ they are totally worth it. My 5 year old has even asked to wear these because they are comfortable and that makes all the difference. Check them out, buy a box and you will be hooked too!

~~Crazy Dog T-shirt Winner~~

I used to choose the winner and wouldn't you know it, the first number it picked was the comment I left in response to someone else.
So random pick # 2 was # 31 Yono.
I know these pictures are a little blurry. I am in desperate need of a new camera and I cannot figure out how to copy and paste from the internet page. (If anyone from Nikon or Canon is reading I would be more than happy to review one for you!!)

An email has been sent and if there is no response in 72 hours I will choose another person.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

~~Charm Factory Bracelet Review & Giveaway~~

Unique, High Quality, Sterling Silver Charms, Charm Bracelets & More!

I love jewelry. Plain. And. Simple. Everyone who knows me knows that if you want to get me a gift, just hit the local jewelry store and I will be a happy camper. I have a jewelry box almost as big as my husbands gun safe and it is pretty much full. So when Angie from the Charm Factory offered me one of their finished charm bracelets for a review I was giddy (do people use that word anymore?) with excitement.
I chose the awareness bracelet because being a cancer survivor I always choose the awareness items when I have the chance.
It came in just a couple days and I must say, I was not disappointed at all!! It is BEAUTIFUL.
The little charms on it are just the right size and yet the detail on them is great and you can easily read what they say.
I know my bracelet is considered finished and it is wonderful the way it is, but it has plenty of room to add things and Charm Factory also carries a ton of single charms that you can buy to add to this bracelet if you happen to want more on it. I know everyone has different taste and some might think it is too much to add more, but I am absolutely buying these to add:
I am also thinking about this one to be like a "free floater" around the bracelet:

Now another thing I have problems with in most bracelets I have is that my arm is just too chubby to get them to fit well and I have to buy extenders, but this one fits perfectly, yet it also fits my daughter's arm and she is quite thin because it also has places to fasten it for smaller rms.

Charm Factory carries all kinds of sterling silver chains or bracelets, and then you can add as many .925 sterling silver beads, charms, wood charms, pewter charms, etc to add. They feature almost 5000 high quality, unique kinds Each one comes with a free jump ring to attach it to your chain or bracelet. They are super easy to personalize

Check out the lockets,

the beads
the pendants,
birthstone charms, photo charms, chains by the foot, alphabet beads, baby charms and much much more. It is also all lead, nickel and cadium free. Charm Factory products are made in the United States.

Charm Factory carries the most beautiful jewelry and I promise that you will not be disappointed at all getting something from them. I will always be proud to wear my bracelet~ it doesn't look cheap, it doesn't look gaudy~ in fact it looks just perfect for dress up or every day!!

Angie has generously offered one of my readers their choice of a finished Charm bracelet like one of these:

All you have to do is follow the entry rules below and you could own one of these beautiful pieces of jewelry.

First off, and mandatory, go visit Charm Factory then come back here and tell me one thing that you would love to own.
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:
1 entry~ Follow me via Google Friend, Reader.
1 entry~ Grab my button and tell me where you have it.
1 entry~ Subscribe via Google email.
2 entries~ Follow Charm Factory on Facebook.
2 entries~ Follow me on Twitter
2 entries~ Follow Charm Factory on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can do this once a day, leave a separate comment for each day you do.
1 entry~ Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know which one
2 entries~ Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

Contest ends October 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm. I will draw a winner using Please leave your email address if it is not easily visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

~~Wee Squeak Winner~~

Congratulations Mama3. I have sent an email and you have 72 hours to reply or I will choose another winner.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

~~Crazy Dog T-Shirt Review & Giveaway~~

Like this shirt?? It is my husbands new party shirt and trust me it fits him so well. I chose it when Amy from Crazy Dog T-Shirts offered to let me do a review on their T-Shirts.
The most important thing I can say about Crazy Dog T-Shirts is that they are great quality shirts not thin crappy swap meet type shirts. The cotton is soft and quite thick and the prices are very fair. Crazy Dog T-Shirts carries a huge variety of styles. From Funny & Novelty shirts to Vintage and Custom styles. They also have a large selection of TV, Movie and Holiday shirts.
Check out a few of my favorites:

Cute huh?!?!? Another great thing is that they carry some awesome Halloween costumes.
From Sexy~~~~~~~

to Couples costumes~~~~~

and of course the hit of the year in my grandson's eyes- Woody & Buzz Lightyear!!

Another thing that I thought was so cute is that they also carry doggy shirts
and costumes for your dog.

Crazy Dog T-Shirts has generously offered one of my readers their choice of either a "Mystery Tee" or a $15 gift card code via email to choose your favorite.
Mandatory for entry is to go to Crazy Dog T-Shirts and then come back here and tell me what you might choose or your favorite costume.
For extra entries you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each one you do.
1 entry for grabbing my button and letting me know where you have it.
1 entry for following me.
1 entry for leaving a comment on another post and telling me which one
2 entries for becoming a fan of Crazy Dog T-Shirts on Facebook

Contest ends 9/26/10 @ 11:59pm and the winner will be chosen at random.
Contest Closed