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Review and Giveaway! DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Lisa

DigiPals Carrier, Case and Cleaner for your Mobile Device!  Enter to win one of these cute cases at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/10/13 - 12/16/13.

Monday, December 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Trish!

Aren’t these little guys adorable?  They are DigiPals!  These cute microfiber cases keep your mobile device from getting scratched, while also giving your screen a good cleaning!

From the DigiPals website:

These cute mobile device companions feature a microfiber compartment fitted for most Smartphones, MP3 players and small point-and-a-shoot cameras on the market today.  While securely housed in the DigiPal with its zipper closure, users can clean their device’s screen by gently rubbing the DigiPal over the screen. The mobile device companions also feature an additional zippered compartment ideal for carrying essentials including school IDs, money, earbuds or lip balm. While designed with kids in mind, parents and teens will love cleaning and protecting their mobile electronics with these device companions, too.

DigiPals are fun and trendy animal designs kids will want to show off to all their friends. Our mobile device companions are the ideal accessory for protecting children’s devices in school bags, sports bags and purses, shielding phones and music players from kid’s hectic lives. DigiPals are machine washable to ensure users will continually be able to cuddle and clean their mobile device screens for years to come.

I love, love, love that DigiPals are machine washable!  I also love that there’s a zipper compartment to carry an I.D. and money.   I know that they are meant for kids, but I just may keep one of my samples for myself!  It would be perfect for when I go for a walk to the store!  ;-)

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DigiPals comes in four different animals, Penguin, Turtle, Monkey and Owl.  Check out this cute video!

 

You can purchase DigiPals easily on the DigiPalsUSA website.

 

I am happy to be able to giveaway one free DigiPal to one lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You can earn an additional entry by LIKING DIGIPALS ON FACEBOOK.

 

Please leave me an additional comment if you Like Digipals on FB so that I can count it!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Tuesday, December 10, 2013) until Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Good luck everyone!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! Goddess Garden Organics All Natural Sunscreen

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by Lisa

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Darlene S!

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Summertime means more time in the beautiful sunshine.  Laying by the pool, hiking, biking, gardening and more!  All of the extra time in the sun can, unfortunately, mean more sun damage for your skin.  Most dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen EVERYDAY, even when you’re not in the sun!

So what happens if you are sensitive or allergic to the chemicals in “normal” sunscreens?  What if you don’t want to cover yourself with those chemicals everyday and are looking for a more natural alternative?

Goddess Garden Organics All Natural Sunscreens can help!  First, a little about how Goddess Garden began.

From the Goddess Garden website:

Goddess Garden, a Boulder-based skincare company, was founded in 2004 by Nova Covington, entrepreneur and mom. As a new mother, Nova was inspired to create organic skincare products initially for her daughter Paige, who was allergic to chemicals in traditional bath products. Motivated to develop safe skincare solutions, Nova launched natural products using pure minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the active agents for sun protection — the highest organic content of any sunscreen on the market.

Goddess Garden Organics All Natural Sunscreen is non-greasy and sheer, unlike a lot of other natural sunscreens I have tried.   These sunscreens are gluten-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free and non-GMO.  They do not contain animal products and are not tested on animals so they are cruelty free!

I really love these sunscreens.  They have a pleasant smell and soak into your skin without feeling greasy or leaving a white residue.

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You can purchase Goddess Garden Organics All Natural Sunscreens easily from their online shop HERE or from several other online stores, such as Amazon.com!  You can also find a store near you using the Store Locator HERE.

Would you like to try Goddess Garden Organics All Natural Sunscreens for FREE?

I am so happy to be able to offer one of each of the same products I received for review, Sunny Body and Sunny Kids, to one very lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Goddess Garden on Facebook.
  2. Following Goddess Garden on Twitter.
  3. Signing up for Goddess Garden Newsletter.

PLEASE LEAVE AN COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I MAY COUNT YOU!  Thanks!  ;-)

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, July 10, 2013) until Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be contacted by email.

 

Please be sure to check in each week for our giveaways!!!

 

Thanks and good luck!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! Big Grips iTouch Buddy Case

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 by Lisa

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Maryann D.!

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Today, we have another great giveaway from Big Grips!

On Monday, I reviewed the Big Grips iPad Frame and Stand.  Today, I am pleased to show you the Big Grips Buddy for iTouch (4th Generation)!

From the Big Grips website:

Introducing Big Grips Buddy for iPod touch (4th generation).

Home and school environments can be treacherous grounds for iPods in the hands of kids. Only Big Grips Buddy features the same comfortable no-slip grip and drop-it-and-forget-it protection of the renowned Big Grips Frame.

Just like Big Grips Frame, Big Grips Buddy is big, squishy, easy to grab, comfortable to hold, and very grip-able. Big Grips Buddy—it’s everything parents and educators demand.

Just like Big Grips Frame, Big Grips Buddy is…

  • Non-toxic
  • BPA, lead and latex-free
  • Phthalate and PVC free
  • Resistant to oils, chemicals, stains, molds and germs
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Easy to clean

 

My daughter loves the iTouch Buddy case.  It’s easy to hang on to and she loves the bright blue color.

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The Big Grips iTouch Buddy comes in five great colors.

You can purchase any of the Big Grips products easily on their website! or you can order through Amazon.

 

Would you like to win a Big Grips iTouch Buddy?  I am happy to be able to give away a Big Grips iTouch Buddy in the color of choice to one lucky reader!

 

 

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Big Grips on Facebook.
  2. Following Big Grips on Twitter.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, June 19, 2013) until Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GIVEAWAY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO READERS WITH U.S. MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY.   Thank you!*

The winner will be notified by email.

Best of luck to all of you!!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! Big Grips iPad Frame

Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Lisa

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Monday, June 24, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Amy Cummings!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Do you have little ones using your iPad?  Afraid it might slip out of  their little hands?

Worry no more with the Big Grips iPad Frame!

Safe, secure, and… squishy?

Yep. Squishy. As in soft, squishy, easy to grab foam. That means fewer slips, drops, and tumbles—and plenty of cushion just in case.

No need to worry about the iPad slipping out of Big Grips Frame either. Big Grips Frame snugly hugs and cradles your iPad and won’t let go until you say so.

Big Grips Frame is not only secure and very grip-able, it’s also…

  • Non-toxic
  • BPA, lead and latex-free
  • Phthalate and PVC free
  • Resistant to oils, chemicals, stains, molds and germs
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Easy to clean

 

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The Big Grips iPad Frame and Stand for iPad 2, 3 and 4 come in eight great colors. The Frame and Stand for the original iPad come in blue and green.  You can check HERE to see all of the colors available.  My iPad Frame and Stand is actually purple, even though it photographed a little more on the pink side.

 

You can purchase any of the Big Grips products easily on Amazon — or directly from their website.  Would you like to win a Big Grips iPad Frame and Stand?  I am happy to be able to give away a Frame and Stand in the color of choice to one lucky reader!

 

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.   You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Big Grips on Facebook.
  2. Following Big Grips on Twitter.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, June 17, 2013) until Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GIVEAWAY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO READERS WITH U.S. MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY.   Thank you!*

The winner will be notified by email.   Best of luck to all of you!!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! Lassig Glam Small Messenger Diaper Bag and Kid’s Travel Case

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Lisa
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Cheryl!

 

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 

Wow!  Have I got a wonderful review and giveaway for you today!  If you have little ones in diapers or a little girly who would like a travel bag to call her own, you will definitely want to read on!
A little about Ivy Street Distributing and Lassig Bags from their website:

Ivy Street Distributing is pleased to be the exclusive US distributor of Lässig, fashionable diaper bags and accessories for the whole family.

An ideal blend of functionality and style, the Lässig line of bags offers plenty of versatile space and useful features to help parents keep everything safe, clean and where it belongs. Every Lässig product, including diaper bags, bibs, nursing covers and matching accessories, has been designed with parents and children in mind. Lässig bags are made of 100% eco-friendly materials and are free of PVC,nickel, AZO dyes, cadmium and phthalates.

Lässig products are designed and manufactured by LÄSSIG GmbH based in Frankfurt-Babenhausen, Germany.

Ivy Street Distributing Inc. was founded in 2011 by the owners of Moby Wrap Inc. to bring quality products to the US market. You can expect the same great service and value you’ve learned to expect from Moby Wrap from any and all products brought to you by Ivy Street Distributing.

 

 

Now, on to the goodies!!!

 

The Glam Small Messenger Diaper Bag

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Features
  • Inner compartment, changing mat, insulated bottle holder, zip pouch, antibacterial wet pocket, removable compartment for jars, integrated compartment for mobile phone and more.
  • Includes adjustable shoulder strap and additional hooks for stroller

Specifications

  • Measurements: 15 x 13 x 4
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Material is water repellent

 

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The great thing about this bag is that either mommy or daddy can carry it and feel perfectly comfortable!  This is a REALLY nice diaper bag!  I wish these had been available 13 years ago!!!  ;-)

 

 

Kid’s Mini Washbag

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This kid-size travel accessory organizes little travelers’ toiletries and even includes a hanging hook and removable mini mirror.

Features

  • Main compartment with pockets, removable mirror, hook for hanging and exterior net pocket

Specifications

  • Measurements: 9 x 7 x 3
  • Material: 100% Polyester

 

I have a similar bag for myself for traveling and I love that it hangs over a door hook or a shower rod.  I don’t have to worry about my shampoo spilling out all over everything else.  This is so cute for your little, traveling cutie-pie! The Lassig Kid’s Mini Washbag retails for $32.  They come in both girl and boy patterns.

Amazon carries quite a few of the bags, and I really like this large one — what a great gift!

 

I am so pleased to be able to offer one each of the same Glam Small Messenger Diaper Bag and the Kid’s Travel Case as I received to one lucky, lucky reader!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

Lassig would also love it if you would “Like” their Facebook Page.  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU DO THIS SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, June 5, 2013) until Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email!

 

Good luck to everyone!!!

 

~Lisa

 

 

Review and Giveaway! “Escape From Planet Earth” 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Ultraviolet Combo DVD

Monday, May 27th, 2013 by Lisa

 

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Monday, June 3, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks so much to all of you who entered!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Mara!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Looking for a great movie the entire family can enjoy?

Every Saturday night in our house is “Family Movie Night”.  We curl up in our pajamas, make popcorn, eat candy and watch a DVD.  Finding movies that are both age appropriate for our daughter and entertaining for my husband and I can be challenging.  We really enjoyed this movie.

I am so happy to be reviewing “Escape From Planet Earth” today!  The DVD will be released on June 4th.

First, let me share the official Press Release with you!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the family film ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH.

This fantastic, comedy- adventure crosses all galaxies to entertain the entire family with an all-star vocal cast including Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, George Lopez, Craig Robinson, Sofía Vergara, Jane Lynch, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry and Ricky Gervais.

 

In ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, Planet Baab’s most celebrated space traveler, Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser), is a global hero whose interplanetary exploits are televised for the enjoyment of his ardent fans. With the help of his brainy brother Gary (Rob Corddry), head BASA Mission Control, Scorch has become a legend, winning the love of beautiful television reporter Gabby Babblebrock (Sofía Vergara) and the devotion of Gary’s hero-worshipping son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).

 

When BASA’s no-nonsense chief, Lena (Jessica Alba), intercepts a distress signal from the Dark Planet, a notoriously dangerous world in the far reaches of the universe, Scorch jumps at the chance to attempt the once-in-a-lifetime rescue mission. But Gary tries to discourage his bother from making the trip, knowing that no intergalactic explorer has ever returned from the faraway world (also known as Earth). Scorch realizes too late that he has been lured into a deadly ambush set by the power-crazed paramilitary leader General Shanker (William Shatner). When the trap snaps shut, imprisoning Scorch and some of the most brilliant minds in the universe, Gary rushes to their aid. What he discovers is a plot of interplanetary proportions that only his brains and Scorch’s brawn can stop.

 

The film is directed by Cal Brunker from a screenplay by Brunker and Bob Barlen based on a story by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards. The film is produced by Catherine Winder, Luke Carroll and Brian Inerfeld. Executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Radenko Milakovic, Marvin Peart and Tony Leech.

The film’s upbeat soundtrack includes music from Delta Rae, Owl City and Cody Simpson as well as original music composed by Aaron Zigman.

 

 

“Escape From Planet Earth” is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Would you like to win a copy of the ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH  Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ (which you can instantly stream or download)?

The ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ and DVD include exclusive special features such as commentary with director Cal Brunker, The Making of Escape From Planet Earth, Alternate Takes and Deleted Scenes and Music Featurettes from Delta Rae, Owl City and Cody Simpson.

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You can garner additional entries by signing up for email announcements of all of our giveaways.  Just fill in the box to the right of the Giveaways Page with your email address and then leave me a comment saying that you did so!

This giveaway will run from today, (Monday, May 27, 2013) until Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be contacted by email.

 

Thank you and good luck!!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway: Ellison’s Organics Lego Man Soaps and Meltaway Lip Balm

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by Lisa

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you to all who entered!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations April A.!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Does your little one need a little coaxing to get into the bathtub?  Do they love LEGOS?   Carleigh Pearce, Owner of Ellison’s Organics has just the thing for you!

From Ellison’s Organics Etsy Site:

“Does your little Lego-lover despise getting washed up?  These unscented Lego soaps are sure to attract even the messiest engineer to the sink or tub.  Place some of these by the sink and just watch the suds start to roll off those sticky hands.

Great as gifts, birthday party favors, potty-training incentives, and equally fun for the little or big kid.”

 

Carleigh is a young mom and a small business owner of Ellison’s Organics (name after her two boys, Elliott and Harrison .  She started EO when Harrison was born and in the NICU.  He tried so hard to grow that just couldn’t put any chemicals onto his tiny body.  After researching organic soap and finding out how expensive it is, Carleigh wanted to make an affordable option for other parents that want to provide their children with the best, most natural ingredients, but without the cost! These little Lego Man soaps are not only super cute, they are made of all organic ingredients and are unscented.  They are perfect for little hands to grab onto!

 

About Ellison’s Organics Meltaway Lip Balm :

“Do you want smooth, soft lips but don’t care for the shine from standard chapstick and lip balm?  If so, then Ellison’s Organics Meltaway lip balm is for you!  This soothing, moisturizing lip balm is specially formulated to penetrate your skin quickly, leaving nothing behind but healing and moisture.  It’s a great option for kids, as it doesn’t contain any chemicals, additives or scents!

To create Ellison’s Organics handmade Meltaway balm, three powerhouse ingredients are combined:  Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Natural Pure Beeswax and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.  The end product of this process is an incredibly gentle, natural, moisturizing balm, that won’t leave your lips reflecting any passers-by.

This balm offers soothing, natural relief for dry lips, elbows and cracked heels.  It is a gentle formulation that is soothing and moisturizing to your thirsty skin.  This product has only a natural, clean scent, with no added chemicals or preservatives.”

 

I really like this lip balm!  It’s so smooth and doesn’t leave a waxy film on your lips.  The lip balm has a very mild coconut flavor, which made me like it even more.

You can purchase Ellison’s Organics Lego Man Soaps, Meltaway Lip Balm and many other wonderful Natural Home and Body Products on Carleigh’s Ellison’s Organics Etsy Shop.   Carleigh is so fabulous that she has offered to giveaway one set of Lego Man Soaps and one Meltaway Lip Balm to one of our very lucky readers!!!

 

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by Liking Ellison’s Organics on Facebook.

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, May 22, 2013) until Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

~Lisa

 

Kiwi Crate Art Kits Giveaway!!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by Stephanie O'Dea

 

Hi everyone!  It is now Monday, December 3, 2012.  Sorry we are a little late in closing out this giveaway!  Thank you so much for your patience!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Kathy M.!

 

I am really happy that I can share this product with you today. Back in May I reviewed Kiwi Crate art boxes on Totally Together, but wasn’t able to host a giveaway at the time. But now, I can!

This is such a well made and put together art box. I’ve ordered a subscription for our niece and nephew for Christmas — they are going to be excited, and I’m going to look like the most awesome, coolest aunt, EVER. I appreciate that the boxes have *plenty* of stuff in them, and that the starter box comes with much-needed necessities like blunt scissors (Fiskars, no less!) and white glue.

If you have a few kids you’re shopping for in the same house, Kiwi Crate has add-on sibling packs, which is a great thing. The boxes are $19.95 each, and can be bought individually, or as a subscription. Each box comes with enough supplies to make 2-3 art projects, and the tools in the box are good quality; you’ll have them forever.

A big THANK YOU to Kiwi Crate for offering an art box to a lucky reader, valued at $19.95.

 

This contest will run until {CYBER}Monday, November 26th at 5pm pacific time. The winner will be randomly selected and will notified via email. Kiwi Crate will send your prize directly.

US Residents only, please. Thank you.

To enter: leave a comment below. Additional comments may be garnered by following @kiwicrate on twitter, or by signing up for their (pretty awesome, if I do say so myself) newsletter.   If you do follow on twitter or sign up for the newsletter, leave a separate comment letting me know so I can make sure you’re entered properly!

 

good luck to all! Thank you again, Kiwi Crate!