CLOSED ❄Holiday Gift Guide❄ Powermat Home and Office Mat Review and Giveaway!! Ends 12/13


Powermat was established in 2007 in response to the explosion of electronic devices flooding today’s market and the growing need to provide a simple, smart, efficient and clutter-free approach for simultaneously powering multiple devices. Powermat allows users to enable their electronic devices once with a Powermat receiver and then set down up to three devices on the charging mat for safe and effective wireless charging. It’s simple, effortless, and provides consumers with first-of-its-kind freedom from the need to constantly plug/unplug as well as the angst of running on empty. Moreover, Powermat eliminates the tangle of wires that result from multiple cords overload; virtually eliminating ‘cord fatigue’ among consumers toting more and more “must have” gadgets.


I cannot even begin to tell you all the hassles we have with charging our electronics. There is always tangled cord, no outlets or the worst lost chargers. I am sure many of you have had these plus many more frustrations while charging. Well Powermat was kind enough to send me a few products to review.
The first thing I want to tell you about is the Powermat home and office mat. 

                    The Powermat home and office mat is amazing! It can charge up to 3 things at the same time which eliminates our problem of having no where to charge or have to cycle through chargings. My favorite feature is the "powermat sound" it reminds me of something from A sci-fi movie that tells you when you have connected or disconnected your device and a light goes on. You don't have to worry about over charging because it monitors your battery and has an auto shut off when charging is complete! Isn't that amazing? It is very convenient and easy to set up and use all you do is plug the mat it, put receivers on your device and set it on the mat and its good to go. We have set ours next our bed on our night stand because we charge our phones while we are sleeping. My husband has told me almost everyday how much he loves the Powermat. The Powermat Home and Office mat also comes with a universal powercube that has 8 Interchangeable tips.  





•Micro USB Tip
•Samsung Tip
•LG Tip
•Apple Tip
•Nintendo DSi Tip
•Nintendo DS Lite Tip
•Sony PSP Tip
•Mini USB Tip






                      

  The Universal powercube allows you to charge hundreds of different devices. I love that it has built in cord management so no more tangled cords you can also neatly store a few tips inside of it and the tips are labeled so u don't have to fiddle to find the right one. This is the most organized charger I have seen or used. It has also come in handy when I have guests over and their phone or kid's games need to be charged.

Which brings me to another wonderful product The Nintendo DS lite receiver.



The Nintendo DS lite reciever simply snaps right on and all you have to do is set it on the mat to charge. I love it! It is nice not having to fiddle with the cords and storing them when not in use and my son can charge it himself. You don't even notice its on there when your playing your games. It is very convenient to have and my son loves it he also loves to hear the "powermat sound" when he sets it on the charge.



I am overjoyed to have found a solution to all of our charging problems! I can say with out a doubt the Powermat home and office mat is a perfect gift for anyone in your family!

 Powermat has offered for one lucky reader to win a home and office mat with powercube included and up to 3 recievers!


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Open to US and Canada This Contest ends December 13th 2010 at 11:59pm PST. I will draw the winner using random.org. I will contact the winner through the email left in the comment's. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will draw an alternative winner. any entries that do not adhere to my contest rules will be disqualified





Disclosure: Thank you to Powermat  for providing me with the products to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own




Recent Winners!

          I have quite a few winners to announce it seems to save time when I post them all together. So here we go........

Out of 80 Entries the Winner of the Bubble talk game giveaway is.........#79



Congrats to............................. Becky J!



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Out of 67 Entries the winner of the Gaddy Nipper Crayons giveaway is..........#15



Congrats to ..............................Shelley!



Out of a whopping 215 entries! The winner of the Bakugan Dragonoid Colossus Giveaway is.......................#33



Congrats to...........................Kmprebel!



Out of 53 entries the winner of the Heels above labels and tags $50 gift certificate is.........................#20

Congrats to..............................Michelle!




Our of 73 entries the winner of the Magnablade giveaway is ....................#45



Congrats to............................. Crafty!




Congrats to all the winners!! All winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be drawn. If you didn't win don't worry there are plenty of chances to win on my holiday gift guide.


Win a Kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer at 3 Kids and Us blog!

3 Kids and Us and KitchenAid want to make your holiday wish come true and offer you the chance to win a brand new KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in your choice of over 20 colors, valued at $349.99!







Enter the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway and check out the Homemade Holiday Feast recipes that show all the ways the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and attachments can be used to create unique family dishes and save you counter space with one appliance that can be converted to meet your every need.





CLOSED ❄Holiday Gift Guide❄ATG Stores Review and A $50 Gift certificate Giveaway Ends 12/12


 Established in 1999, ATG owns and operates an extended family of more than 500 online stores and 4 showrooms throughout Washington State, providing customers with the widest selection of home design products and remodeling fixtures available online. With over 3 million products from more than 1,500 name brand manufacturers ranging from lighting to plumbing, furniture, hardware, flooring, appliances, d├ęcor, children's products, outdoor living, and more - ATG Stores has become the premier shopping destination for industry professionals and homeowners wanting to build, remodel, and beautify their homes and businesses. ATG's mission is to always bring the best selection of home design products to their customers, with the best service, at the lowest prices.

I received a wonderful opportunity to review ATG Stores and was amazed at the selection of products they have to offer from household hardware's to toys! They have 500 great stores like LightingUniverse.com, FixtureUniverse.com, DecorUniverse.com, HomeFurnitureShowroom.com, SportingGoodsCentral.com, NewBabySupply.com, OutdoorLivingShowroom.com and CookingandTableware.com.

 So many amazing products like the ACHLA Designs Garden Planter.

 I love to garden and I love finding unique planters to use. I really liked how they came in a set of 3 each one smaller than the other so they can nest inside each other when not in use they also have handles which make them so much easier to carry. They are made of metal and are in a rustic iron color which has accented my porch beautifully. This set only cost's $41.19 right now I think it is a great deal for the quality of these planters. I just found out ATG stores has 4 showrooms throughout  the state of Washington I am definitely going to go check them out. 

I am very pleased with my experience with ATG stores and their products and really excited to tell you ATG stores has offered one lucky reader win a $50 Gift certificate!


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 Open to US and Canada This Contest ends December 12th 2010 at 11:59pm PST. I will draw the winner using random.org. I will contact the winner through the email left in the comment's. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will draw an alternative winner. any entries that do not adhere to my contest rules will be disqualified



Disclosure: Thank you to ATG stores for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

CLOSED ❄Holiday Gift Guide❄ Carmex Lip Tints Review and Giveaway Ends 12/10


Carmex® lip balm was invented in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, literally on the family stovetop. For the next 20 years, Alfred and his wife made Carmex by hand and poured it into the familiar yellow-capped jars.
Eventually production moved out of the Woelbing home and into a rented facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where it remained until the move in 1975 to its current site in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Carma Labs employs about 100 people and is still owned and operated by the family: Alfred's grandsons Erik and Paul Woelbing. The Woelbing stove is now used for cooking things the family can actually eat.



   Well I'm sure you guys remember my last Carmex review I hope you do because I am very excited to be able to tell you about Carmex's new Moisture plus tinted lip balms!


     


The satin gloss finish provides a hint of peach or pink color. This premium ultra-hydrating lip balm with a slant tip applicator provides intense moisturizing with vitamin E, aloe, shea butter and avocado butter and has an SPF 15 to provide additional protection.








          These have to be my favorite Carmex product yet! I absolutely love them they go on smooth , they feel very light almost as if your not wearing anything and it isn't sticky. I love the sheerness to them its not to dark or too light the color is noticeable. They made my lips very soft and it stayed on for a good while I mean its not all day wear but it didn't come right off.  It is exactly what I like in a lip balm and I cant wait till Christmas because all the women in my family are getting some in their stocking!

  The Carmex Moisture plus tints are only available at Walgreens stores and online at Walgreens.com for $2.99.

Carmex has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader to win 2 Moisture plus lip balms in peach and pink tints!


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This Contest is open to US only and it ends December 10th 2010 at 11:59pm PST. I will draw the winner using random.org. I will contact the winner through the email left in the comment's. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will draw an alternative winner. any entries that do not adhere to my contest rules will be disqualified

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❄Holiday Gift Guide❄ Backyard Safari Outfitters Review


BACKYARD SAFARI™ OUTFITTERS is the outfitter for all your year-round outdoor adventures! Our year-round ESSENTIAL FIELD GEAR is rugged, fully functional, and made for the field. Perfect for backyards, parks, campgrounds, beaches and lakes.



       We really enjoy being outdoors camping, Fishing or just hanging out at the lake for the day. It is really fun teaching the kids how to do all that and about nature. Up until recently I had been looking for tools or toys to make it more fun for the kids and I came across Backyard Safari Outfitters. They have just about everything your little adventure could need I was amazed with everything they have and very excited to have been given the opportunity to review some neat stuff.

The first thing I want to tell you about is the Land & Water Mega View Periscope. It is so fun to use my children both loved being able to look over things and to look underwater! I thought it was really neat.

 

•Three nested sections extend over 4 feet


•Wide-view face plate for binocular viewing


•Ergonomically designed hand grips for steady, Vertical holding position

•16 In water tight submersible section for underwater viewing


                                                                    Ages: 5+   ARV : 24.99






Next is the Field Binoculars, They are the perfect size for my kids to use they aren't to big or heavy and they even have a strap so they can wear them around their neck. My favorite thing is that they are waterproof because we are out at the lake most of everything is bound to get wet.


•5 X 30 POWER OPTICS


•ADJUSTABLE FOCUS

•SOFT, SAFE, RUBBER EYE CUPS

•COMFORT FOAM HAND GRIPS

•STUDY CARRYING STRAP
  AGES 5 + ARV: 11.99






Ok this one i have had for a while but I love it and wanted to tell you about it! It is the Bug Vacuum! The one I have is the regular one but they have a cooler one now with a laser light! This has been so handy when I myself come across unwanted pests in the house I just suck them up and put them outside without hurting them. My kids also love to catch the bugs and look through the magnifying glass.


•LOW, MEDIUM & HIGH POWER SETTINGS


•NOSE CONE

•2 CAPTURE CORES

•WITH BUILT IN

•MAGNIFYING GLASS

•PLUS: REMOVABLE TARGET LIGHT
 
AGES: 5+ ARV: 19.99
 
 
 
 
 
Another very useful one is the Adventure kit it comes with a lantern, Water tight case, a retractable carabiner clip and a pop up essential field guide. They are able to keep their Field guide compass and other things safe from water in the case and the carabiner clip is very handy to keep stuff attached to a belt loop or vest.
 
 
•RETRACTABLE CARABINER CLIP

•BRIGHT WHITE LED MINI-LANTERN

•RUGGED WATERPROOF CONTAINER

•PLUS: POP-UP ESSENTIAL FIELD GUIDE
 
AGES: 5+  ARV: 14.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  And It isn't complete with out the Essential field cargo vest.  It can and will hold all your gear and more it has a ton of pockets to store stuff and even has a clear view one in the front to hold your adventure guide. It also has quite a few loops to hold your carabiner clips and gear and its one size fits all so they wont grow out of it. My son loves it so much when we go anywhere outdoors he wont leave the house without it.
 
                                                                  •Rugged poly-twill fabric with reinforced detail

•4 cargo pockets with Velcro closures 

• 1 2 inch deep zipper pocket with mesh-net outer pocket

•6 D-Rings

•Custon zipper pulls

•Cargo shoulder epaulets with snap closures

•Adjustable rear strap

•2 over -sized mesh-net cargo pockets in rear

•Plus clear-vu front pocket containing essential field popguide
   
                   AGES: 5+   ARV: 19.99





Backyard Safari Outfitters has made being outdoors alot more fun for my kids I know their products would make a great gift for any adventurer! You can find all of these products plus alot more Here. My son already has some on his Christmas list. 

Disclosure: Thanks to Backyard Safari Outfitters for providing the products to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

CLOSED Cheerios Spoonful Of Stories Review & Giveaway Ends 12/10 #myblogspark






To help grow kids´ love of reading at a young age, this fall Cheerios®  is once again inviting families to start the day with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young bodies and minds and helping families connect by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will provide more than six million children´s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. Over the past nine years, Cheerios has distributed almost 50 million children´s books in-pack.


This year´s free in-pack book offerings, appropriate for children ages three to eight and written in both English and Spanish, include:



  • All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, which discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares.

  • Chaucer´s First Winter, by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it´s much more fun to stay up and play.          

  • Jump!, by Scott M. Fischer, chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!

  • No T. Rex in the Library, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, is a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex.

     
  • The Purple Kangaroo, by comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Peter Brown, which is a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo.




     As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children, a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today - lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.


To learn more about the Spoonfuls of Stories program or to donate to First Book, visit http://www.spoonfulsofstories.com/ beginning November 1


              My favorite thing to do is read I used to read alot when I was younger I would sit for hours with a book and wouldn't get up till it was finished. I don't have as much time as I used to sit and read my books but I do love to read to the kids and now my son is learning to read himself it is very important to me for him to enjoy it. They were both very excited when we opened the package and they seen Cheerios with a book inside! now there is more than just the back of the cereal box to read when you eat breakfast! These books are so cute my kids really enjoyed them our favorite was The Purple Kangaroo and No T.Rex in the library.


I am very excited to be able to offer for one of you to win a prize pack Courtesy of Cheerios and Myblogspark that includes a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, all five of the new in-pack titles and a box of Cheerios!







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CLOSED ❄Holiday Gift Guide❄ J&D's Everything should taste like Bacon Review & Giveaway! Ends 12/7


We're Justin and Dave, Who are we? We’re just two regular guys who love grilling and football on Sunday afternoons, eating until we can’t get off the couch and of course, the taste of great bacon. And it’s our dream to make everything taste like bacon!


My husband would be in heaven if everything tasted like bacon. J&D's Foods Has a huge Selection of bacon flavored products from bacon salt to bacon envelopes! I was given the opportunity to review an assortment of their bacony products.



       My husband was like a kid in a candy store when the package arrived. We were amazed at all the different bacon flavored products there were. They sent me some Bacon salt in original and hickory which I loved! it is great on steaks, french fries, salad, potatoes, I even made bacon flavored pumpkin seeds. They have 9 different flavors of bacon salt i am really wanting to try the peppered or jalapeno next. They also sent me Baconaise and bacon ranch dip which were also amazing My husband has used baconaise on nearly every sandwich since. The bacon ranch dip was a hit with our guests they were all asking where we got it. I also received malt salt  It is not bacony but it is very good.  Last but not least the cute bacon flavored chapstick which my husband was hesitant to try he never uses chapstick,  I tried it and i love bacon but do not like smelling like it but my son absolutely loves it.  They have a ton more products than what i mentioned you should go and check them out!

All in all I we were very pleased with all the bacony goodness! I know this would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for the bacon lover in your family.

They also started Operation Bacon salt where they will ship one group of soldiers a month Untill our troops come home! If your interested in donating  some Bacon Salt to the troops or you are stationed overseas you can find the info here.

 If you’re stationed overseas or would like to send Bacon Salt to someone serving overseas, please use coupon code baconsaltfortroops and get a 50% discount off anything you buy (military addresses only)



J&D's Foods has been kind enough to offer one  lucky reader win a Bacon prize pack or the products I reviewed!


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Disclosure: Thank you to J&D's Foods for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own





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