Monday, November 30, 2009

A Thousand Years of Pirates Review and Tundra book giveaway

Monday, November 30, 2009 133
 







My Boys love pirates, while I have really never fully understand the fascination with them, they inspire their imaginations and creative play.Maybe it is their adventurous nature or their treasure hunting skills, that make pirates appealing to kids, I am not sure.




A Thousand Years of Pirates
  Written by William Gilkerson


ABOUT THIS BOOK from Tundrabooks.com


For as long as they’ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to risk life and limb for an undeserved share of the riches. Whether the cargo was gold or silver, spices or silks, animal or human, there have always been villains ruthless enough to kill or be hanged for it.

From the days of the Vikings to the present and in all the oceans of the world, pirates have made their presence known and feared. Recorded here are their stories along with striking images of ships, storms at sea, and secret harbors where “black ships” could be re-stocked and refitted.

Award-winning author and artist William Gilkerson has spent years researching and painting their colorful history. From the terrible Black Beard to the fascinating Granuaile, or Grace O’Malley as the English called her, they have come to life under his brush. One can almost hear the creak of timbers, the snap of canvas while turning the pages. This gift book is a rich treasure in its own right.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction - Adventure & Adventurers; Juvenile Nonfiction - History
Imprint: Tundra Books
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2009
Age: 10 UP
Trim Size: 11 x 9
# of pages: 96
ISBN: 978-0-88776-924-5 (0-88776-924-1)
CDN Price: $35.99 / US Price: $32.95



AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY


William Gilkerson is a sailor, painter, journalist, and historian. He is the author of ten nonfiction books on nautical topics as well as works of satire, art commentary, and fiction. His two-volume treatise on the development of ship’s weapons, Boarders Away, is a standard text. His drawings, watercolors, and oils have been featured in several major exhibitions and have been reproduced in books, magazines, and on film. William Gilkerson lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.





A Thousand Years of Pirates is a picture sequel to William Gilkerson's previous book on the same subject, award-winning Pirates Passage.

"From Viking times to present day, and in all the seas of the world, Pirates have made the presence known and feared." excerpt from introduction.



A Thousand Years of Pirates would make a good gift for anyone who is interested in learning all about the infamous pirates in history, it contains a treasure trove full of historical information. At times we did consider it be too educational though, reading more like a textbook than a Children's book.

In my opinion the book cover  is absolutely gorgeous and the silver gilded book edges stunning, it would look great as a coffee table book. Not only is the exterior beautiful the inside is as well with several beautiful illustrations throughout.




Giveaway

Number of winners: 2
Eligibility: Canada and US only
Prize Information:  A Thousand Years of Pirates
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Price: $32.95 US / $35.99 CAN

MANDATORY ENTRY: Head on over to Tundrabooks.com and tell me another Tundra Books tittle you would like to read.

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5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
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Giveaway starts 12/01 and will conclude 12/08 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure:Undra books provided me with a free product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

*Shirts Taste Good -Monster Birthday Bash Giveaway* At least 5 winners!


A few months ago I was introduced to Shirts Taste Good on twitter, a awesome company that specializes in quality screen printed T-shirts inspired by popular YouTube videos.

About the Company

Shirts taste good was founded by a small group of friends with backgrounds in graphic design,website development, apparel design and screen printing.They run a complete in house operation, and actually print all of their shirts themselves. All shirts are printed on American apparel, which they have chosen for its quality and soft feel. My husband owns the We'll do it live tee from Shirts Taste Good; he absolutely loves it because it is soft, lightweight and comfortable.

Besides having awesome t-shirts, they also have great customer service and lightening fast shipping. You really cannot ask for much more than that.The only thing that would make it any better is if they were giving them away for free...Well guess what they are and right here on Angela's Bits!

That is right five lucky readers will win a Shirt Taste Good t-shirt of choice! That is not all folks for every 100th person that enters, they will add another shirt to the mix. So spread the word, call up those friends, get to typing on those blogs, and tweet away!

George from Shirts Taste Good, has also graciously provided a special 20 % coupon off your entire purchase, if you order through the following link                

 * Warning* Shirts Taste Good carries items that some may find offensive*
To Enter: Visit Shirts Taste Good and leave a comment here letting me know which shirt you would choose if you won. 

Extra entries:

1.) Follow Shirtstastegood on twitter. +1 
2.) Tweet a message about this giveaway @ShirtsTasteGood +1
3.) Blog about this giveaway +3
4.) Take advantage of that 20% off coupon and you will receive +5 entries 

Please remember to leave a comment for each additional entry.

This giveaway will start 12/01/09 and conclude on 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.

Open to everyone around the globe!

Disclosure: I will not receive any compensation for purchases made through this site nor the above post. All winners will receive their prizes directly from the Company.


Orglamix Review and Giveaway



Over the years I have tried many brands of make-up, some were good, some were bad and others were just plain sad; however, I have never been as excited about any of those other brands as I am of Orglamix. You see,  I love make-up but.... I am not a pro at applying it myself, nor do I have the patience to learn.

Orglamix has made it simple for me to get the glam look that I have always yearned for, by creating the lightest, smoothest, eye-shadow that I have ever used. They blend effortlessly together like magic, and have stayed on all day with zero smudges.



Over the last two months, I have tried several Orglamix eye colors. With the most recent being the Creme De Menthe Collection, A 3-piece eye defining and lining collection, in colors of Eucalyptus, Wisteria and Spark.



What I love about the Creme De Menthe Collection is that it contains rich and beautiful colors in a silky truffle like texture that together create a magical luminous glow. These colors do not compete with my natural eye color, instead they enhance and accent my dull blue eyes, making them appear brighter and bolder in color.






If you are looking for affordable, high quality, natural cosmetics, I would recommend Orglamix. With over 75 eye-colors, 21 cheek colors and 24 pure mineral face colors to choose from..I am sure you could find one that is right for you!
               





Cheri, the creator/owner of Orglamix has graciously offered to give away, one 3 piece collection of winners choice to one lucky lady.

TO Enter: take a peek around the Orglamix shop and leave a comment below saying which of their eye-shadow collectionshttp://www.etsy.com/shop/orglamix is your favorite.


Extra Entries:

1.Follow @Hautebeauty and @Angelasbits on twitter +1
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3. Blogging about this giveaway, and linking to this post and the sponsors site +3
4. Adding my Birthday Bash button to your blog +1
5. Commenting on any review post, from this site +1 (can only be done once)
6. Tweeting about this giveaway and/or the Birthday Bash event +1 (can be done daily)

To be the first to know about great deals from Orglamix follow  Orglamix on Facebook !


Open to all World Wide This giveaway will start on 12/01/09 and conclude on 12/08/19 at 11:59 pm est.



Disclosure: I was provided with 3 eye shadows for purpose of this review, the opinions  posted above are that of my own
 
 


Challenge & Fun- Tinti Bathwater Colors



My children love taking baths; I swear they would live in the tub if I let them. Therefore, when Challenge & Fun offered me a chance to review Tinti Bathwater Colors for my children, I could not pass up the opportunity.

When the box arrived they immediately began annoying me begging for their bath, they couldn't wait to try out these little tub tints. I finally caved in and granted them their request.

We decided to go with the blue tablet, when we dropped it into the tub it began to bubble and fizz, it slowly begun to change the water a shade of blue. They must have stayed in the tub for at least 45 minutes and the color stayed fresh and didn't fade.



 Tinti Bathwater Colors Description from Challengeandfun.com

Tinti Brand bathwater colors without preservatives or chemicals! Includes 3 tablets. Made in Germany by NaturFarben.

WARNING: Choking Hazard. Not for children under 3 years.


I have two packages of  Tinti Bathwater Colors to giveaway to one lucky reader.

To Enter: Visit Challenge & Fun and take a look around, come back here and comment with another item that you would like to try from their store.

Extra Entries

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4. Place either of my buttons on your blog.+1 each


This giveaway will start on 12/01/09 and conclude on 12/08/19 at 11:59 pm est. U.S only

Disclosure:Challenge &fun. provided me with a free products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor, was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

ecostore usa *Giveaway*

I have had the pleasure of trying two fabulous, eco-friendly products from ecostore USA recently. I love the fact that all their products are all natural and contain "No Nasty Chemicals", matter of fact that is the ecostore philosophy and the foundation of their entire product line.


The first product I used was the liquid laundry. I was a little taken back by the small awkward bottle at first, but after reading the directions, I could see why. With my regular laundry soap, I need a full cup to get my laundry clean, With Liquid laundry it only takes    2-3  tbsp. due to it being heavily concentrated.

The scent is light and fresh, and smelled slightly of citrus, unlike the heavily perfumed laundry detergent, I am accustomed to. Which makes this product great for those of us with sensitive skin. Overall, I was quite pleased with liquid laundry my clothes came out of the washer, fresh and clean.





Liquid Laundry is composed of "100% certified organic eucalyptus oil and other plant based products." Which can be easily found on their website.


I also had the opportunity to try the Pure Oxygen Whitener, the first thing I noticed that like the laundry liquid it had a light, fresh citrus scent. My husband is a mechanic that comes home with nasty, smelly socks, I have tried many products to try to get the oil stains out, to no avail. I decided that these nasty little things would be the ultimate test.

I left the laundry soaking in the whitener overnight and seen a huge improvement in brightness. While it did not necessarily take all of the motor oil stains out of my husbands socks, nothing really had in the past either. In my opinion this whitener works as good as the leading brands, without the mess.

                                                WIN IT!

                                              Enter to win: 
          one $25.00 ecommerce Gift Certificate to be used at ecostore USA.


Main Entry: Visit the online store at ecostore USA and choose one product that you would like to purchase with this $25 gift certificate, then come back here and tell which one.



Extra Entries: 

1. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1
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4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
6.Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway +1 (You may tweet daily)

This giveaway will start on 12/01/09 and conclude on 12/08/19 at 11:59 pm est. open to residents of U.S and Canada.




Disclosure: ecostore usa provided me with 2 free products to review,  I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.


Sprout Baby Review and Giveaway





Sprout  baby is turning 1! And in celebration they are giving away $2500. Simply make a purchase before Dec. 15, 09 and you will automatically be entered to win!


About the company

Sprout baby beleives that making healthy choices should be easy, that is why they only carry exceptional products that are both healthy and environmentally friendly. They carry  a large variety of items including a line of organic baby food, feeding supplies, diapers, baby care, books and media, home care, mom care and a wonderful selection of gifts.







Review

One of the great products that sprout baby carries is a Bye Bye Monster storybook and spray gift set, which we were recently able to review.



  • Bye Bye Monster: Joey's Adventure on Monster Street by Kelly Lucente illustrated by Tim Brazer
  • Bye Bye Monster Organic 4oz Spray

The Bye Bye Monster story book is a story about a little boy named  Joey. Joey like many other children has a fear of monsters, until his mommy gave him a bottle of monster spray. Armed with his monster spray Joey is able to conquer his fear. Which leads to him befriending a friendly monster named Barley, together they embark on an adventurous journey to Monster Street.


Our experience:

My youngest son has progressed a lot since reading this story. He had been sleeping in his brothers room for the last 2 yrs. After reading this story (several times) and arming him with his very own monster spray, he has slept in his room nearly every night. He may not be completely over  his fears but he is well on his way.





Enter to win : sprout baby is giving one of my readers a $25.00 Gift Certificate to use on anything you wish!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Head on over to www.sproutbaby.com and tell me your favorite item.

EXTRA ENTRIES: Leave a comment for each.

1.Follow SproutBaby on twitter +1
2.Follow my blog on friend connect +1
3.Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed +1
4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and www.sproutbaby.com(3 entries)
6.Follow me on twitter and tweet the following (You may tweet daily)
7. Make a purchase from sprout baby +5

Open to residents of U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico only Giveaway runs 12/01-12/08
Remember to leave a comment for each additional entry.

Cant wait to win? Make a purchase from sproutbaby.com anytime between now and 12/15/09 and enter the code SBBL115 at check out and receive 15% off your entire order and be automatically entered to win $2500 from sprout baby.




Disclosure:sprout baby provided me with a free  product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary. I would also like  to add that the above coupon code is a referral link, to track purchases from my site, If used I could receive monetary compensation.



Skin MD Natural *Giveaway*


Part of being a MidWest girl is learning to live with the cold weather, and the effects it has on our skin, especially in the harsh winter months. I am not going to have to worry about that as much this year, thanks to Skin MD.


Skin MD is not just any old lotion, that only masks the problem,by moisturizing the skin. It is a shielding lotion that creates a barrier by keeping the elements out while keeping moisture in.


About Skin MD Natural taken from skinmdnatural.com

"Everyday contact with soaps, cleansers, shampoos, household chemistry and other substances that strip away skin's own protective layer (a thin film made of natural fats, lipids), leaves the skin's deeper layers unprotected. Without this protection in place oils and the natural moisture of the skin evaporates and absorption of irritants is no longer prevented.

Conventional lotions only add artificial moisture to the skin temporarily alleviating the dryness or itching, but these moisturizers don't actually solve the problem, they only treat symptoms without eliminating the cause. Dry skin is unable to absorb the newly added moisture to allow repair – it does not get "locked" into the skin. It gets lost easily. That’s why we keep applying more and more of the conventional lotions. Even so, skin easily gets addicted and may even suspend production of it's own moisture, relying on added moisturizer.
Skin MD Natural is a shielding lotion, a very special type of lotion helping the skin restore its integrity, enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form what works as an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while sealing in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping resolve the dry skin condition.
Skin MD Natural uses only the finest natural ingredients, and is focused on urging the skin to be active, and to use its own moisture to effectively heal itself. It is not oily or sticky, doesn't sit on top of your skin leaving a greasy residue on everything you touch, it doesn't rub or wash off easily, is hypoallergenic, fragrance, colorant and paraben free and dermatology tested."







Skin MD Natural was kind enough to send me samples of both of their lotions to review:

When I first received Skin MD Natural  I was a bit skeptical, when something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Well not this time...

I have had a very painful patch of dry skin on my ankle for over 2 years, I tried several lotions,oils and creams and nothing seemed to work. I applied a small amount of lotion to the problem area, it was light, not greasy and went on smoothly and immediately absorbed into my skin leaving behind a nice soothing cooling sensation.

Within 3 days I could see small improvements, the rough spot was shrinking in size and had become far less painful. It has been just over a week now and the spot is almost completely healed and no longer itchy nor painful.



One Person Will Win their choice of 4oz bottle of either Skin MD Natural or Skin MD Natural + SPF15 courtesy of Skin MD!



To Enter: Visit Skin MD Natural and tell me which lotion you would like to try most. (this must be done before any bonus entries will count)


Bonus Entries:


1. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1
2.Follow my blog on friend connect +1
3.Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed +1
4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
6.Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway +1 (You may tweet daily)

This Giveaway will run 12/01 through 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure: Skin MD provided me with 2 free products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.


Carolyn's Kitchen Yellow Dorothy Apron *Giveaway*

                                                                        




Who would have thought that a apron could be fun, flirty and sexy? I know that I didn't. That was until I saw the great retro aprons designed by Carolyn West of Carolyn's Kitchen.

While these aprons may be inspired by vintage patterns, they are definitely not the plain boring aprons of the past.


 About Carolyn's Kitchen

"Inspired by a gorgeous apron and glove set from Paris, Carolyn began by discovering 1940's patterns and bringing them to life with her modern interpretive designs. "I wanted to bring back the glamour, sexiness, and cuteness of a bygone innocent era. The gloves and fabrics are new and nicer - it's a new and improved version of the '40's."

"I let my imagination run, and originated the embodiment of that 40's girl in the apron and gloves, living in our ultra modern age. Suzy Homefaker slaves over a hot microwave for minutes at a time, constant hostess to all, in and around her kitchen, enticing temptress to you know who, you know where."

You too will find yourself transformed to that frivolous and fun part of you when you become Suzy Homefaker in Carolyn's designs."





I am so jealous of you guys right now, it is not even funny... Why you ask...That is because Carolyn has offered to give away a Dorothy Apron in yellow, to one lucky Angela's Bits reader!






To Enter: Browse Carolyn's Kitchen and find your favorite apron, then come back here and let me now which one.

Extra Entries:

1.) Follow Me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway +1 daily
2.) Follow Angela's Bits on friend connect or subscribe to my RSS feed. +1
3.) Place either of my Buttons on your blog +1
4.) Blog about this giveaway and/or My Birthday Bash in general. +3
5.) Comment on any review post +1

Please leave a separate comment for every entry. Giveaway begins 12/01/09 and ends 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est. U.S only

Disclosure: N/a

Charitable Creations *Giveaway*





"Celebrate the special people in your life with personalized sterling silver hand stamped jewelry from Charitable Creations. From mommy necklaces that proudly show off your little ones to couples charms that signify your love, Charitable Creations hand make a wide variety of hand stamped designs that make unique and memorable gifts for any occasion. Their hand stamped jewelry is made to order and any design may be personalized by you."




Shelly Medeiros a mother of four, is the owner and designer of Charitable Creations. She specializes in handmade silver jewelry, which she shapes, stamps, and wraps all of her jewelry to order, to bring you truly one of kind pieces.She takes pride in her work and it shows with her one of a kind designs.

The best part is when you make a purchase at Charitable Creations, 10% of that order will be donated to a charity of your choice! 




I think this Hematite and Pink Opal Necklace is just beautiful .This necklace is hand made and features Hematite and Pink Opal beads that elegantly come together. The round textured pendant that is made from Sterling Silver and is hammered and domed. It is the perfect touch that brings this Original, One of Kind necklace to life.





I also really like This beautiful cuff bracelet, it is hand made from sterling silver patterned wire. Which has been hand formed, sanded, smoothed, oxidized and polished  to show the gorgeous detail in the design.






I recently reviewed the Small Sterling Bone Pet name Tag from Charitable Creations, it is really dainty and perfect for my Jack Russel, Miley. No two letters were the same, which I found not only,really unique but that it added to the cuteness factor.


I really wish that I could show you a picture of the one I received, but my camera could not get a clear image  of the stamping for some reason. 







Enter to Win a $20 gift certificate to Charitable Creations


MANDATORY ENTRY: Head on over to Charitable Creations and tell me your favorite item from her shop.

EXTRA ENTRIES: Leave a comment for each.

1.Follow ccjewelryshop  on twitter. +1
2.Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway +1 x daily
3.Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed +1
4.Follow my blog on friend connect +1
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
6.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each

 Giveaway starts 12/01/09 and will conclude at 11:59 pm est on 12/08/09.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.




NachoMamaTees *Giveaway*



If you have read my review about Crazy Dog T-Shirts, you also know about their other site NachoMamaTees. They carry Funny t shirts and crazy offensive t-shirts! they love creating cool t-shirt designs and they consider themselves  the funny shirts experts. Nachomamatees.com offers unique novelty t-shirts, priceless movie shirts and stylish cool t-shirt designs and 80's t-shirts. 


Bill the owner of NachoMamaTees and Crazy Dog T-Shirts is going to give away one T-shirt of winners choice, To one of you!






 Beware some t-shirts from NachoMamaTees can be considered offensive.

To enter Browse the online store at NachoMamaTees.com , then leave a comment here with your favorite.

Extra entries:


1.) Follow CrazyDogTShirts on twitter and tweet
     about this giveaway  +1 daily

2.) Follow Me on twitter @angelasbits +1

3.) Follow this blog on friend connect +1

4.) Place either My Birthday Bash or Main Button on your blog +1 each.

Giveaway starts 12/01/09 and will end on 12/08/09 at 11:59pm est. U.S only

Crazy Dog T-Shirts Review and *Giveaway*



My Husband loves t-shirts, especially ones with cool graphics and funny sayings, matter of fact he has a whole dresser devoted to them. When I received the chance to review a Crazy Dog T-Shirts. I knew that the tee would be for him.

I had him go to the website and pick out his favorite shirt, which proved to be no easy task. He ending up spending over a hour on the site and narrowed it down to about 30 , he could not pick just one. I ended up having to choose his shirt myself.

I ended up choosing the Evil Monkey Family Guy t-shirt , and when it arrived he  immediately begun ripping it out of the package. He was like a kid on Christmas morning, I swear. We were both surprised by the quality of the t-shirt, it was super soft, but thicker than most t-shirts he owns and not thin or flimsy. It has also held up very well in the wash, with no obvious signs of fading on either the shirt or graphic. We will definitely be purchasing more shirts in the near future.

                      The same owners of Crazy Dog T-shirt also own


                    I'm not quite sure what the difference is honestly,
                             they both carry the same great Tees.

Crazy Dog T-shirts and NachoMamaTees have 100's of designs to chose from, if you have a t-shirt lover on your list this season, I would check out these sites.



Bill from Crazy Dog T-shirts is so awesome that he is giving away a t-shirt of your choice!

 

TO ENTER:  visit Crazy Dog T-Shirts and come back here and tell me what t-shirt is your favorite from  the site. *As a fair warning, I must tell you that some may find some designs a little offensive. If you have children that like to stand over your shoulder, while you are at the computer like mine, you may want to send them in the other room.*


Extra Entries:Leave a separate comment for each entry


1.) Follow CrazyDogTShirts on twitter and tweet
     about this giveaway  +1 daily

2.) Follow Me on twitter @angelasbits +1

3.) Follow this blog on friend connect +1

4.) Blog about this giveaway and/or the Birthday Bash event in general. +3

5.) leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1

6.) Make a purchase from either site +3

This giveaway will start on 12/01/09 and end at 11:59 pm est on 12/08/09 U.S only


This Giveaway will run 12/01 through 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure:Crazy Dog t-shirts provided me with a free t-shirt to review,  I was under no obligation to review it, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.




HabitWise


     HabitWise is making Healthy a habit,with lifestyle friendly habit plans.


HabitWise has created a full line of habit inspiring products for women, men and children in the areas of weight management, disease management, water intake, fitness and more. Each system has a habit plan that was written by a team from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The plans are pretty simple to follow, you receive a certain number of bracelets that you place on one wrist and when you complete a certain goal you move a Bracelet to your other wrist.

For example, I chose the get LOSS plan, I place 30 bracelets on one wrist in the morning when I wake up,  each time I eat 50 calories I move 1 bracelet to my other wrist. Once all my bracelets are gone, I am done for the day.  Sound simple enough? Well it is!



"get LOSS is a habit development system designed by medical professionals that helps you monitor the habits necessary to achieve healthy weight loss. Use the guide and bracelet collection to track food groups, calories, points and other nutritional measurements, based on the habit plan you choose to follow. get LOSS  is fashionable, fun and easily tailors to your lifestyle."

The also have get WET for women which is a habit development system that helps you monitor the habits necessary to increase water intake. Use the guide and bracelet collection to track your daily glasses, ounces  the recommended intake and goals.

 
Directions for Use: Self-care begins each morning by placing your bracelet collection on one wrist. With every serving throughout the day, simply shift the appropriate quantity of bracelets to your other wrist.
One wrist shows goals for the day, the other tracks your accomplishments.

For Men they have the same two programs available that they do with Women, except you track your goals with tokens instead of bracelets.


                                     

They also have a get TRACKING system for Kids, which is a "habit development system designed by medical professionals that helps kids monitor healthy eating and physical activity habits. Use the guide and wristband collection to track food groups, servings and exercise. get TRACKING is fun, educational and easy to use.   

"Directions for Use: Self-care begins each morning by placing your wristband collection on one wrist. Throughout the day, simply shift the appropriate color and quantity of wristbands to your other wrist with each meal, snack and activity.One wrist shows goals for the day, the other tracks your accomplishments."


Want to win won of this systems above? If you answered yes then your in luck!!!

To Enter: Check out Habitwise and let me know in a comment which system would be right for you!



EXTRA ENTRIES: Leave a comment for each.

1. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1
2.Follow my blog on friend connect +1
3.Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed +1
4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
6.Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway +1 (You may tweet daily)

U.S residents only, This Giveaway will run 12/01 through 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.


Disclosure:HabitWise provided me with a free product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.








Funky Monkey Snacks *Review/ Giveaway*


I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for the kids, finding ones that taste great seems to be the biggest hurdle. Not only do, Funky Monkey snacks have a sweet flavor,that almost taste like candy, they are also good for you. They come in a convenient, bright, colorful 1oz packages that kids will love, they can be easily tucked into lunches, or used for an everyday snack.  
 



Funky Monkey Snacks are a line of freeze-dried fruit that are 100% natural, 100% real fruit, and 100% delicious – with three servings of fruit in each 1oz bag!  Their  “fruit that crunches” provides the ultimate snack, fusing the great taste, smell, and nutritional goodness of fresh fruit with the crunch and convenience of conventional snacks.

 

           Additional Funky Monkey highlights from the company:
  •  Funky Monkey Snacks have no added colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives
  •  Special, proprietary manufacturing process provides for a crunchier texture vs. conventional freeze- drying   
  • Uses full slices and pieces (not dices) of delicious, fresh fruit
  • Funky Monkey is made in Brazil using tropical fruits at the peak of freshness
  •  Products are gluten-free and are certified Kosher
  • One of their 7 flavors, Purple Funk, also includes açai, a berry from the Amazon that is viewed as the newest superfood
  • Bananamon, JiveALime, and Purple Funk are 100% organic! Pink Pineapple is 95% organic, Carnaval Mix is 70% organic.



Not only did I have the great opportunity to try the four original  flavors, but was also giving the opportunity to be one of the first to review the three newest flavors.

Funky Monkey Snacks are available in these 7 great flavors:
Bananamon-Banana with cinnamon,Purple Funk-Banana with açai, MangoOJ- Mango with Orange juice, Carnaval-Banana apple apple and papaya, Jivealime- Pinneapple with lime, Applemon- Apple with Cinnamon and my personal favorite Pink Pinneapple- Pinneapple and Guava.

You can purchase these items online at Amazon.com or Efoodpantry.com , and at over 250 store locations across the nation.





Giveaway

Prize: One 7 flavor sampler, just like the one I received to review.

TO Enter:  Check out Funky Monkey and tell me which flavor you are most interested in trying.


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U.S residents only


Disclosure:Funky Monkey provided me with  free products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

Giveaway starts on 12/01/09 and ends at 11:59 PM est. on 12/08/09









Golden Moon Tea *Review and Giveaway*





I absolutely love a nice warm cup of tea in the afternoon, especially after a nice warm relaxing bubble bath. It is my special treat to myself, and helps me unwind after a long day.


I love many different kinds of tea, but have never been a fan of Earl Grey, I had always found it a little too bitter for my liking. Until recently, when I was given the opportunity to try Tippy Earl Grey from Golden Moon Tea. Unlike, Earl Grey tea that I have tried , it had a smooth,rich flavor that did not overpower my senses.

Golden Moon Tea has found the perfect balance of flavors; They start by using a high quality Black Tea base, made from the finest leafs that include extra tips. They add in the perfect amount of bergamot and just a touch of lavender, which makes the flavor of Tippy Earl Grey, smooth warm and inviting.



                  Tippy Earl Grey Description from Golden Moon Tea         


                        "Tippy Earl Grey is Better Early Grey"

"It's difficult to improve upon a tea so revered as Earl Grey. But we believe we've done so, in creating a Tippy Early Grey that takes the traditional and adds layers.

start, the base of our Early Grey contains substantially more tips than others. This requires meticulous plucking, and lends a unending complexity to your cup.

Then, we add not just the traditional oil of bergamot, but fresh, fresh lavander that blends sublimely with the citrus of the former.

All real reasons many open-minded connoisseurs of Early Grey claim that Golden Moon's Tippy is the best Earl Grey they've ever sipped."


You can Purchase Tippy Earl Grey Tea as well as many other varieties online at Goldenmoontea.com




 Giveaway
                      

I have one prize package consisting of 1 box of tea sacs, a tin of Tippy Earl Grey and a red For Life teapot( no infuser uses tea sacs ) To give away to one of you!


To Enter: Browse around the Golden Moon Tea website and come back here and tell me which tea you would be most interested in trying.




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1. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1
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4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
6.Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway +1 (You may tweet daily)

Open to residents of the U.S.  Starts 12/01and concludes on 12/08/09 at 11:59 pm est.



Disclosure:Golden Moon Tea  provided me with 2 free samples to review, I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. Furthermore, the experiences/ opinions  posted above are that of my own, your experience with this product my vary.

 

beau-coup *Giveaway*



 

beau-coup is the home of unique birthday party favors, Wedding favors, bridal shower favors, bridesmaid gifts, wedding decorations and party supplies.





Every party needs great favors and my Birthday Bash is no exception. That is why beau-coup has offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift card to be used in their store.

To Enter: Tell me which beauCoup favor would be great for your next bash!


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1. leave a comment on any non-giveaway review post. +1
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4.Grab my new button or my birthday bash button +1 each
5.Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post +3 entries
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Giveaway runs from 12/01-12/08 at 11:59 pm est.
Open to anywhere in the world that ships UPS packages.



Disclosure:Beau-coup did not provide any compensation for this post.


 
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