Monthly Archives: June 2011

Easy Lunchboxes Eco-Friendly Lunchbox Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I recently connected with Easy Lunchboxes.  I was sent a four pack of containers and a lunch bag cooler to review.  These divided lunch containers make it super easy to pack healthy lunches on the go.  Then you can just put them in the insulated lunch cooler and you are ready for a day at the park, zoo, beach, or even to take to work.  These containers are a very green way to pack lunch and there is no wasted plastic bags, plastic wrap or aluminum foil.  When you get home these containers are dishwasher safe and then you can start all over again.  This is plastic you can feel good about since it contains n0 BPA, Lead, Vinyl or PVC.  The lunch bag coolers come in 7 different colors so there is something for everyone.  Easy Lunchboxes can be purchased on their Amazon Store with free shipping!!!

If you like these eco-friendly lunchboxes you will be glad to know that Easy Lunchboxes is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win a container set and a lunch bag cooler.  Thank you Easy Lunchboxes for the review and give-away products.  This giveaway is offered to US residents onlyPlease do not enter this giveaway if you have won or received free product from EasyLunchboxes within the past 3 months.

Easy Lunchboxes Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Easy Lunchboxes Website  and tell me what color lunch bag cooler you like best, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted) Open to US and Canadian Residents.

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1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Easy Lunchboxes on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

3. Follow Mommy Ramblings on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

4. Follow Easy Lunchboxes on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

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6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

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9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 31st.  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Lovable Labels Book Worm Label Pack Review & Give-Away {Give-Away Ended}

As parents we know that we need to label our children’s things.  Whether for day-care, school, camp or extra curricular activities, labels are a must.  Lovable labels make durable labels that will stand up and identify our children’s property so it does not get lost.  Lovable Labels sent me a Book Worm Label Pack for my son Ethan.  I really like these labels because we have a lot of books and he likes to bring them everywhere.  We can now affix one of these great personalized labels in the front of his book and it will easily be identified as his.

Lovable Labels has generously supplied us with a “Book Worm Label Pack” for one lucky winner!  Thanks, Lovable Labels!!!

Lovable Labels Book Worm Label Pack Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Lovable Labels Website and tell me another product you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted) Open to US and Canadian Residents.

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1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Lovable Labels on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

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4. Follow Lovable Labels on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

5. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.

6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

8. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 30th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Novica Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Welcome to Novica.com!

I was thrilled to connect with Novica a few weeks ago.   NOVICA,  in association with National Geographic,  gives artisans around the WORLD a place to express their incredible talents and is  a leading provider of fine art,  fair trade corporate gifts,  and elegant home decor.  NOVICA supplies a bridge between you and over 2,000 master artists whose wonderful handcrafted works of art you normally would never get the chance to view or purchase.

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I was given a gift certificate to purchase something and to get aquainted with the Novica experience.  With so many artisians and places to choose from it was very difficult.  I ended up choosing Pinewood wall art, “Angel of Hope.”  Shaped of pinewood, a beautiful angel brings a message of hope. Woodworkers of Jesus create this beautiful image, painted by hand in radiant color. The sun glows on her chest while birds, flowers and animals flourish under her protection.  An artisan story card is included with purchase.

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What a wonderful way to buy beautiful things from skilled artisans all over the world.  This handcrafted angel came with free gift wrap and when I opened it I just loved the colors and the workmanship was beautiful.  This is such a colorful piece and it just makes me happy to see it.  Some beautiful things include Womens Robes, Sarongs and Floral Bracelets.

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Novica is so generous to sponsor a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win a $30.00 gift certificate to use on any item of their choice.  Thank you Novica for providing me the gift certificate to use on the item I reviewed and to provide me another to use as a give-away!!!

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Novica $30.00 Gift Certificate Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Novica Website and tell me another product you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

Extra Entries: (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry or they will not count)

1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Novica on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

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4. Follow Novica on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

5. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.

6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

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9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 29th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Fresh Baby, Divided Dish & Baby Bowl Review and Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

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I like to feed my kids healthy food.  We are big fruit eaters, but it is hard to find healthy snacks when you are on the run a lot.  Most times bags of chips or cookies are readily available, but they are not really healthy choices.  Fresh Baby sent me a divided dish with cover and bowl with cover.  They are stainless steel inside, dishwasher safe. freezer safe and they make it super easy for me to tote along healthy snacks when we are on the go.  I can simply cut up some fresh fruit and pop them in my diaper bag.  Then when the kids are fussy and there are no healthy snacks around, I can pull them out and have happy kids.  I really like that the divided dish is so versatile, the divider is removable for just one item or it can be fit in any of the three notches to divide the dish up into differnt size compartments.  These dishes are also great if you make your own baby food and the stainless steel is easy to clean.  I really like these dishes and highly recommend them.

Fresh Baby is so generous that they are sponsoring a give-away here on Mommy Ramblings.  One of our lucky blog readers is going to get their own bowl and divided dish.  Thank you Fresh Baby for the review pieces and sponsoring this great give-away!!!

Fresh Baby Divided Dish and Bowl Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Fresh Baby Website and tell me another product you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

Extra Entries: (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry or they will not count)

1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Fresh Baby on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

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4. Follow Fresh Baby on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

5. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.

6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

8. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 28th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Bears! Bears! Bears! By Bob Barner Childrens Storybook Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Chronicle Books recently sent me a copy of Bob Barner‘s childrens’ book, Bears! Bears! Bears!, to review.  Storytime is a big deal around here and we are always on the search for great books.  I read this as a bedtime story the other night to my four year old.  This book is an easy read with great colorful pictures and tells young children about the different types of bears, their habbits and where they live.  This book was a great springboard for my son and I to discuss what kind of bears live near us, how big they are, what they eat and their physical characteristics.   It is a great book and I would recommend it for young children.

Bears! Bears! Bears!

 I have to thank Chronicle Books for sending me this book and for sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own copy ofBears! Bears! Bears!  Give-Away open to US Residents.

Chronicle Books Bears! Bears! Bears!  Childrens’ Book Give-Away On Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Chronicle Books Website and tell me another book you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

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1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

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4. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.

5. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

6. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

8. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 27th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Tender Corporation EASY CARE® FIRST AID KIT, Kids Afterbite & Naturapel Review & Give-Away!!!

Well, Summer is here and that means lots of outdoor activities and traveling.  We never want to think of anyone getting hurt or sick when we think of our summer plans, but it is something we need to be prepared for.  Having a good first aid kit when camping, hiking, and traveling is a must.  Tender Corporation sent me their Easy Care First Aid Kit to review.  This great kit is light, easy to pack and comes in a soft sided zippered case.

The Easy Care® First Aid Kit organizes first aid by injury complete with EZ Care® bi-lingual instructions inside each injury compartment. Easy Care® First Aid Kits are equipped with premium hospital quality instruments. There’s no faster, more efficient way to treat common ailments or even life-threatening emergencies that can happen at home or on the road.

Tender Corporation also send me some of their other products to take a look at.  They sent  AfterBite Kids, Natrapel DEET FREE Insect Repellent 8 Hr. Wipes and a Trauma Pak.

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AfterBite® Kids is a non-stinging cream that provides soothing relief from the pain, itching and swelling of insect bites and stings. AfterBite® Kids contains baking soda, aloe vera and tea tree oil to soothe and moisturize the skin. Now you can treat even the most over-scratched bug bites without fear of painful stinging. A trusted family favorite because it works!

It’s about time – a DEET-free insect repellent that really works! Natrapel 8-hour provides 8+ hours of protection from biting insects and ticks, thanks to its CDC-recommended 20% Picaridin formula. Unlike ineffective DEET alternatives, Picaridin is the only formula that consistently shows equal or better performance than DEET in independent, clinical tests. Even better, Natrapel 8-hour is completely safe on gear and will not melt jackets, fishing line, and other synthetic materials. Individually wrapped wipes let you control the amount and location of repellent to apply.

QuikClot® Home delivers the most widely used and effective “over the counter” hemostatic agent to your first aid kit. Simply remove from the package, apply to the wound using pressure, and stop the bleeding fast. QuikClot® Home is ideal for the house, yard or shop – the perfect size for scalp lacerations or bleeding where a bandage is not enough.

Thanks to the Tender Corporation for the review samples and for providing products for a give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!!  One lucky blog reader will receive their own First Aid Kit, Afterbite Kids and Natrapel DEET Free Insect Repellent Wipes.

Tender Corporation First Aid Kit Bundle Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Tender Corporation Website and tell me another product they make, that you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

Extra Entries: (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry or they will not count)

1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Afterbite on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

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4. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.

5. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did.

6. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

7. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

8. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 26th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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DabbaWalla Go Fetch Back Pack Review & Discount Code!!!

Inspired by the legendary system of dabbawallas delivering homemade lunch to thousand of office workers in India, Dabbawalla Bags continues the tradition with a fun, functional way to tote lunch and gear for little adventurers on the go. Whether toting lunch to school, snacks for a play date or gear for an overnight adventure, kids and kids at heart are sure to fall in love with one of our 3 styles.

I was so happy to be able to connect with DabbaWalla recently.  When they told me to choose a product to review, I had a hard time deciding as they have so many great styles of lunch bags and back packs to choose from.  I finally chose the Go Fetch back pack.  This back pack is so cute and is made of a neoprene-like fabric that cushions, protects and insulates. Inside adjustable straps grow with the child or can be pulled tight when carrying as a tote, using the sturdy handle. Two inside mesh pockets provide a convenient way to stash and separate gear.  The material this back pack is made of reminds me of a wet suit and I love that it is machine washable.  The size is great for pre-school, kindergarten, play dates, overnights and travel.  The colors are bright and the design is adorable.   This is a very durable back pack that will stand up to the rough and tumble paces our little ones put their stuff through.

If you love these bags you will be happy to know that DabbaWalla is offering a special  20% discount code MR2011.  It works on all items except the outlet bags, but it does work on sale items.  The code is valid through August 15th and through the end of June there is free shipping so a great deal can be had.

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BBs Tees Sibling Shirts Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

BBs Tees is a company that puts its focus on celebrating siblings.  BBs Tees carries styles that go above and beyond typical Big Brother/Sister t-shirts.  They also have party decor and plates that celebrate siblings.   I just love the green guitar big brother shirt.  My son’s favorite color is green and he is a guitar freak so this was right up his alley.

Take a look at BBs Tees Website and if you like what you see, you will be happy to know BBs Tees is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One blog reader will get the Big Brother or Sister Tee of their choice.   Thank you BBs Tees for the review tee and sponsoring this give-away!!!

BBs Tees Big Brother/Sister T-Shirt Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the BBs Tees Website and tell me what style tee you would choose if you won, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

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1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like BBs Tees on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall that Mommy Ramblings sent you.  Then leave me a comment here that you liked them on Facebook.

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7. Post this give away on your Facebook status and leave me a comment here that you did.

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9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 25th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Kicky Pants Bamboo Clothing Review!!!

I was recently sent 2 polo shirts from Kicky Pants to review.  For those not familiar with Kicky Pants their clothing is made from renewable Bamboo and a bit of Lycra and the result is a a super soft fabric that moves with you.  Seriously comfortable for active little ones.  Bamboo fabric is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-static.  Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton and keeps skin comfortable and not sticky in summer weather.  Bamboo stays 2 to 3 degrees cooler in warm weather and warmer in cold.  Have a look at the Kicky Pants Website and check out their outlet for some really great sales on some really great clothes.

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Green Toys™ Flatbed Truck & Race Car Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Green Toys Inc. Home Page

Recently, I was sent a Green Toys Flatbed Truck & Race Car to review.  For those of you who are not familiar with Green Toys, their toys are made out of recycled milk jugs and are made in the USA.  You can read about the interesting process on their website by clicking here.  Green Toys has a variety of toys and even tableware.

The first thing I can see is that this is a very durable toy, that is made to withstand rough and tumble play.  I explained to my four year old how the truck is made out of the milk jugs we recycle.  That was really cool for him to hear.  My 2 and 4 year old both loved the truck and race car.  The flatbed on the truck can be raised and lowered and the little race car even has a little outlet on it to show it really is a green car.  The toys are made with  no BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings.  This truck and car can be easily rinsed if it gets sandy or dirty as little boys love to play hard with their cars and trucks.  Nothing to get rusty or any sharp edges to hurt little ones.  This is not only a fun toy but it is such a great company to manufacture toys this way for the children that are our future.

Green Toys is so generous to sponsor a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own Green Toys Flatbed Truck & Race Car.  Thank you Green Toys for the review toy and for sponsoring this great give-away!!!

Green Toys™ Flatbed Truck & Race Car Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Take a look at the Green Toys Website and tell me another product of theirs you like, and leave it in a comment on this post.  (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

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9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends July 24th  at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

Green Toys Flatbed Truck And Racecar

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