Monday, June 28, 2010

Sniffle Buddies Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

WINNER:
The winner of this contest has been determined. Congratulations to Cami @ Baby Hair Bows! I hope that your Sniffle Buddies proves as useful as our does!


Kelly, the mom behind Sniffle Buddies, agreed to give away a Sniffle Buddies wristband to one lucky Bloggymom Reviews reader! You chose the color and size that you prefer :)

To enter, you'll first need to read my Sniffle Buddies Review posted on Friday, June 25, 2010. Then you need to follow the entry requirements detailed below... GOOD LUCK!

MANDATORY ENTRY
This is a two-part entry. You must complete both parts for your entry to count or extra entries to count.
Part 1: Tell me why I was so excited to find out about Sniffle Buddies? (I'm looking for a specific answer here, so READ the review.)
Part 2: Visit the Sniffle Buddies Product page and tell me two benefits of bamboo.
***Leave all of this in 1 comment.****

EXTRA ENTIRES
1 - Follow this blog on Google Friends Connect.
1- Follow me on twitter [ @BloggymomSC ]
1 - Follow Sniffle Buddies on twitter [ @SniffleBuddies ]
2 - Tweet about this giveaway- you can use this:
Win Sniffle Buddies...a buddy to catch their sniffles! http://bit.ly/d3yeM9
****Leave 1 comment for each extra entry.****

Contest ends on Friday, July 10 @ 10PM EST.
Winner will be notified via email.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Sniffle Buddies Review

I live in South Carolina. With the exception of this past year, we don’t have extremely cold winters. We do have hot summers. If last week is any indication, we’ll have an extremely hot summer. [My thermostat on my dash has read 104+ every afternoon when I leave work.]

Really, though, South Carolina pretty much has spring weather the majority of the year. Nice huh? Yeah- don’t forget that with that lovely spring weather comes pollen. Cars are literally covered in that yellow dust overnight. It’s terrible.

I’ve suffered with horrible allergies since as long as I can remember. Spring weather, blooming flowers and haywire temperature changes make them unbearable at times. Lucky for him, my husband doesn’t suffer the same fate.

So when our daughter was born, it was pretty much a toss-up. She could go either way. Unfortunately for her, she got the short end of the stick on that one. Sorry kiddo, but you’re following mommy on this one.

Basically, I told you all that to say that my sweet little adorable child has a continuous runny nose when the world is pollinating. To further compound the issue, she hasn’t mastered the art of blowing the nose yet. So instead, this angelic little child does what all little kids do.... she throws an arm up to her nose and runs it across. Yep, you’re right, that is so gross! But when you’re three and you’re busy playing with your friends, stopping to run and find a tissue just isn’t a viable option.

If we’re around family…God bless her little soul… they rub her nose raw trying to catch every little drip. [Disclaimer: I used to do the same thing myself, but finally realized that there was absolutely no way I was going to catch every drip and furthermore would much rather run tissue duty as needed than have a child with a raw AND runny nose. As a mom, you just have to let some things go.]

Imagine my excitement when I learned about Sniffle Buddies! What are Sniffle Buddies, you ask? They're high quality wristbands made with bamboo velour that were created by a mompreneur as a means to assist her allergy-prone toddler son during playtime.

Basically, this ro0ched fabric band is attached around the child (or adult’s) wrist with Velcro. And they are sent off to run and play and have fun…you know, the things normal kids do. When their nose starts to run, drip, itch or whatever, they simply wipe it themselves…on the Sniffle Buddy! At the end of the day, simply toss it in the wash. [Just to clarify, Sniffle Buddies are NOT for blowing into, just for tending to the sniffle or tickle.]

Even better… since the Sniffle Buddies are made of bamboo velour, they are naturally anti-microbial…even after numerous washes! Other benefits of bamboo fabric- it’s sustainable, comfortable, and practical.

Kelly, the mom behind Sniffle Buddies, was gracious enough to send us a pink Sniffle Buddy to try. Conveniently enough, little Princess had a runny nose last week. [Drastic temperature changes- gets us every time!] Since she would be at school and be actively playing, I decided this was the time.

I told her I had a very special bracelet for her and pulled it out. She was super excited over the pinkness of it! I put it on and showed her how it worked. She got it. I told her that when she was at school if her nose got runny, to just use her “special bracelet” to wipe her nose and keep on playing. And we were off!

I wasn’t quite sure if she would keep it on or not, but when I retrieved her 8 hours later- she was still wearing her Sniffle Buddy! I asked her if she used it and she said, “Yes Mommy! On the playground and in the ballroom and when I was col-dering my pretty picture…” Her nose was dry and [thank you Jesus!] there were no signs of the “I’ve been sitting here all day” crusty dryness!

For those of you who have active kids who suffer from allergies or frequent colds, I know that you can completely relate to the story I have shared with you today. Trust me when I tell you that Sniffle Buddies work. They allow your kids to be kids, play and have fun without the Tissue Monster constantly looming nearby.

You can check out Sniffle Buddies here.

Sniffle Buddies come in a variety of colors and are currently sold in 4 sizes:
Child – fits bare wrists up to 5”
Child Loose – fits bare wrists up to 6” or over child shirt
Adult L – fits bare wrists up to 6 ½” or over child coat
Adult XL – fits bare wrists over 6 ½” or over adult coat
Purchase your own Sniffle Buddies for your little [or big] one here.
Prices start at $9.99.

Kelly has kindly agreed to share Sniffle Buddies with my readers! One lucky Bloggymom Reviews reader will win a Sniffle Buddy of your choice. I’ll let you know how to enter on Monday.


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Win a 1800Flowers.com Gift Certificate!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner:
The winner of this contest has been determined. Congratulations to asj of Leap of Faith! I hope that you find a lovely reason for using your gift certificate to 1800Flowers.com!

It's June. In our house June is almost as bad as December.

I know you are thinking "What in the heck is this woman talking about?!?!"
Patience, young jedi...I'm getting there.

In December, we purchase gifts for the following:
1. Christmas
2. Anniversary (8 yrs this year- go us)
3. My birthday (which is actually in January, but the BEGINNING of January..usually the day everyone goes back to work/school from the holidays)

Also celebrating in January are our dog, Cali and our daughter, Princess K. So needless to say, we do a lot of shopping and wrapping.

In June, we purchase gifts for the following...which all fall in the same WEEK!
1. My dad's birthday
2. My mother-in-law's birthday
3. My father-in-law's birthday
4. Father's Day

It gets a little crazy. Not to mention the fact that our parents really have anything they could ever possibly need, so after 31 years, it gets more challenging to be unique in the gift-giving department.

"So exactly what IS your point?," you ask. We'll if you are like us, and you have little time and no clue what to get for Father's Day this year, you're in luck!

1800Flowers.com has over 50 items that would make great gifts for dad this year! The items range in price from $19.99 to $99.99, which really makes these great gifts affordable for any budget!

You may be thinking- Yeah, my dad isn't really the flower type. GREAT! Because while 1800Flowers.com does suggest several flowers and plants for dad, the majority of the items are great gifts baskets/boxes. Like this one:

Sauza® Tequila Grilling Steak Sauces Gift Set
Spice up Dad’s grill and say Happy Father’s Day in a unique and tasty way with Sauza® Tequila Grilling Steak Sauces Gift Set. This Kansas City style sauce comes packaged in a gift box containing a set of 3 fabulous flavored sauces: Sauza® Chili Lime Marinade, Sauza® Tequila Sunrise Marinate and Sauza® Fiery Tequila Salsita. What dad can resist this? Or the opportunity to try it out on the grill?!

1800Flowers.com offers several other grilling sauce sets as well as baskets, filled with candy, chocolate or anything else your dad may desire!

Buy It: 1800Flowers.com



Win it: 1800Flowers.com has generously offered a
$40 1800Flowers.com gift certificate
to one lucky Bloggymom Reviews reader!

Enter it:
MANDATORY ENTRY - Leave a comment telling me the best tangible gift you ever received.
EXTRA ENTRIES-
1 - Become a follower via Google Friends connect.
1 - Become a follower on twitter. (BloggymomSC)
1 - Repost on a social media site (facebook, twitter, etc)
1 - Leave a comment on any of my non-contest posts.

Leave a comment for each entry. You have until 10pm EST on Friday, June 18, 2010 to enter.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm Crafty...

This is a picture of the little tutu & onesie set I made for my niece.
















And here is little Addie Belle wearing it!
Don't you just love her mini-pigtails?!!?













If you'd like to see some of the other cute things that I've made, check out my etsy shop, Pink Toodle by keilann designs!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Full Color Brochure Giveaway

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner:
The winner of this contest has been determined. Congratulations to Beth Stone! Best of luck in your art/mural business with your new brochures from brochure printing online!


Are you a mom who has just started your own business? Have you established a business but want to get the word out? Would 100 FREE Trifold Brochures help?

These full color brochures from brochure printing online are printed on 100 lb gloss paper (that means they are nice high-quality prints) and retail at $58.50.

brochure printing online offers you the option of uploading your own design or using their pre-designed brochure templates. With over 150 templates available, you're sure to find one to suit your taste!

TO ENTER:
Since you're trying to win a brochure printed in full color and I LOVE color, let's make this fun. I love Skittles- originals and sour only though. I don't like the tropical flavors. So, to enter, rank your top 3 Skittles flavors in order of most to least favorite. If you aren't sure, I suggest you grab a bag and "taste the rainbow."

Here's my list:
1. Grape / purple
2. Strawberry / red
3. Green/Lime

EXTRA ENTRIES:
1 - Follow me on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway, referencing @BloggymomSC.
1 - Link to this giveaway on your blog or fb page.
1 - Leave a VALID comment on any of my other non-contest posts. ("Neat!" = NOT A VALID COMMENT)

ONE MORE THING:
Don't want to wait to win? Right now, you can receive 20% off your brochure order. The discount is automatically added to your cart. Just go here to print brochures.

Contest will end on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 10pm EST. Winner will be announced by midnight Monday June 21, 2010. Limited to US residents 18 yrs and older. This contest is sponsored by UPrinting and Giveawayblogs.com

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