Category: Giveaways

Bondi Bands {review and giveaway- 3 winners!}


Bondi Band is a fantastic company that sells all sorts of headbands for running and biking, swim caps, ponytail and pigtail hats, wraps, and other wicking items. They have products lines for men and women, babies, toddlers and even your pet dog.

I’m currently in my first trimester of pregnancy so I decided to not do any high tolerance workouts but instead my usual yoga to test these out. Though I am pregnant and sweat a lot no thanks to all those fantastically unwanted hot flashes, my Bondi Bands have been coming in handy more than usual with their awesome athletic material that wicks away sweat! Hey, maybe I’ll wear one to keep my hair in place during the birth of my second child.

I must say I love Bondi Bands. I’ve used other headbands, wraps you name it before and they always tended to never stay on my head and with these, they’ve all stayed in place awesomely and even for my two year old daughter who is extremely active! We love the comfort, sometimes I even forget I am wearing mine!

The variety of styles, colors, and patterns Bondi Bands come in varies to fit every lifestyle and personality I believe these Bands would make a fantastic gift being reasonably priced at just 8.00 each. I know my daughter could use a few more since her bangs are always in her face no matter how often I clip them back.

Giving Back: Bondi Band donates 10% of proceeds go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute and they also sends bands there every year for the patients, which is awesome!

Special Promo Codes: Buy 3 get one free: ONE, Buy 5 for $25: FIVE and shipping is currently just $3.95!

Win it!

Rebecca, owner and creator of Bondi Band is offering three readers any band of their choice! ( USA, Canada, and International entries accepted!)

To Enter: Visit Bondi Band and let me know which Band you’d like to win if you won!

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
2. Blog it, link back to this post. (2 extra)
3. Favorite my blog on Technorati
4. Subscribe by email/RSS. (2 extra)
5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet: (copy/paste)

RT: Win a Bondi Band at Connected2Christ (3 winners!)! @erinlowmaster– Ends 6/12/10.

Giveaway running till 06/12/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Bondi Band. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Skoy Cloth {review & giveaway}

The Skoy Cloth is an Eco friendly alternative to using paper towels and sponges. I was never really huge on using sponges as I know how much disgusting bacteria they can hold. The Skoy unlike regular sponges dries incredibly quickly so it’s less likely to get lots of bacteria. You can also easily throw it in the washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave (1-2 minutes) to refresh it and keep it healthy and germ free.

Skoy Cloths are 100% Biodegradable made from natural cotton and wood based cellulose pulp. The feel of this cloth is like soft card board and the bottom is textured which helps give it scrubbing power. Measuring in at 7×7 this cloth is perfect fit for my hand too, not to big and not to little. You can also use popular household cleaners as well as just water.

The Skoy cloth has the ability to absorb fifteen times its own weight! This is great for when drinks may get knocked over, which can happen quite easily when you have a child at home.

One Skoy Cloth can keep 15 rolls of paper towels out of the landfills! I feel bad for buying paper towels in bulk at Costco. I honestly didn’t use paper towels much before and we ended up having to store them in various place in our home! Skoys take up no room at all which is good if you are a family of three living in a small apartment.

I’ve been using Skoy Cloths in my home now for over a year and have personally been thrilled with the long lasting promise and the uses they’ve given me. We’ve totally cut back but have not completely eliminated paper towels in our home since we mostly use those for cooking purposes.

The Skoy cloth is a new smart eco friendly, affordable, and durable way to clean! They are available in a variety of styles and fun patterns. The packing the cloth’s come in is also in eco friendly rafia instead of commonly used plastic.

You can get four cloths for 5.99 or subscribe to get 8 cloths every three months for a really great price! I love these cloths so much that I am on a mission to let the world know! These would make great gifts for all my family and friends. How about yours? Check out Skoy Cloth today!


Win it!

SKOY has offered for me to giveaway 2 (4 packs), so I will have 2 different winners.

To Enter: Visit the Skoy Cloth site and tell me which SKOY Cloth 4 packs you would like to win!

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
2. Blog it, link back to this post. (2 extra)
3. Favorite my blog on Technorati
4. Subscribe by email/RSS. (2 extra)
5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet: (copy/paste)

RT: Win a pack of Skoy Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cloths! @erinlowmaster– Ends 6/12/10.

Giveaway running till 06/12/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Skoy. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

YooHoo & Friends {review and giveaway}

New Furry Friends…

My daughter Melody who is almost two years old loves all of her plush pals. She’ll often play with them for hours on end, caring, dancing, and having all sort of little adventures with them. It was no surprise to me when her reaction was overall happiness when I gave her two new pals courtesy of Aurora World Inc. and YooHoo & Friends!

These adorable toys have great big eyes and make a noise when you squeeze them! There are over 50 fun styles in the YooHoo and Friends line, meaning there is totally something there for everyone! I personally love the they are based on real animals, some endangered (a great teaching opportunity for you to talk with your children about endangered species and what that means).

We were sent the lovable little scarlet macaw and adorable platypus friends to review and enjoy.  My daughter giggles every time they make their noises and I love that it’s easy for her to do!  Some toys she has a hard time pressing their noise boxes to work and she gets upset. I can’t wait till she is a little older to start teaching her more about these animals through the interactive website but for now we just enjoy knowing what they are and how much fun they are to play with and bring to our little tea parties.

I’m a huge fan of the YooHoo & Friends interactive web site! Your child can choose and raise pets, decorate pet’s room, play games and watch YooHoo & Friends animations! The website provides hours of fun providing fun educational facts, games, desktop wallpapers, coloring sheets and more.

YooHoo & Friends come in sizes of 5in, 8in, and even 10in with prices varying from $7.00-14.00 dollars.  You can find friends for everyday and for special occasions such as birthdays, Easter, graduation, and more. I would highly recommend these fun little friends to parents and children and I think they’d be great to collect since they are priced so reasonably! Check them out for yourself at Aurora World!

In The Now…

Aurora World has recently launched a new YooHoo & Friends site as well as a fun new contest!

Toy and gift manufacturer Aurora World Inc. has launched a brand new web site for its best selling brand, YooHoo & Friends. The free, interactive virtual world requires no activation code and is targeted to children 5 to 12 years old. At the web site, visitors can learn about real animals and their environment, play games, send e-cards, download wallpapers, calendars and coloring sheets, as well as adopt and raise YooHoo & Friends.

Additionally, “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” entries are being accepted now; the contest runs through May 31st.The “Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest” encourages children to submit drawings of who they think YooHoo’s (the original character from YooHoo & Friends) next friend should be. Every entry, such as the “pouch rat” (pictured left) is posted on the Facebook fan page. Three winners will receive various prizes including plush toys from the YooHoo & Friends line. Winners are chosen based on creativity (50%), colors (30%) and choice of animal (20%) and will be notified by June 15, 2010. For more information visit the Design YooHoo’s Next Friend Contest.

Win it!

One of my readers will win a random 5 inch plush animal!

To Enter: Visit YooHoo & Friends & let me know which friend you’d like to have or give to someone special!

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
2. Blog it, link back to this post. (2 extra)
3. Favorite my blog on Technorati
4. Subscribe by email/RSS. (2 extra)
5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet:
(copy/paste)

RT:  Win your very own YooHoo & Friends plush pal!  @erinlowmaster– Ends 5/29/10.

The contest is open until May 29, 2010 . This contest is open to USA only. YooHoo & Friends is responsible for awarding the prizes to the winner.

**Disclaimer: I was given products review for my 100% honest opinion. This review has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.**

NOTE: These toys are recommended for play in children ages 5 and older.  It’s always recommended that children are supervised during play and while on the internet.

Etsy: Elizabeth Horton Design {review}

nos·tal·gia – a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.
While browsing through Etsy,  I came come across such awe inspiring and memory invoking Nostalgic Graphic Tees at Elizabeth Horton Design. Many of the designs featured include those such as blowing bubbles, fishing in a pond, picking a flower, playing on a see saw, riding a bicycle and more, all which are memories I hold dear and near to my own heart. It brings me great satisfaction to know that I can share these wonderful designs with my own daughter.

These tees as well as many other apparel items available such as rompers, long sleeved shirts, and infant sleeping gowns are beautifully presented in a number of designs and available in many rich colors for children ages toddler through size twelve. I was sent a beautiful Girls Short Sleeved Ballerina Graphic Tee to review for my daughter Melody!

This shirt is by far one of my daughter’s favorites and mine too! I can’t get over how cute the wavy edges on the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt are!  Melody loves to dance and twirl just like the girl printed upon the shirt and often talks to me about it throughout the day. This shirt is a 100% cotton Rabbit Skins tee and can hold up to hours and hours of play not to mention repeat washings.

I enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth and wanted to give my readers a chance to learn more about her too! Enjoy the Etsy meet a great questions and answers below!

1.Why  did you decide to start doing this on Etsy and how long have you been? I like the flexibility that Etsy provides. Being able to work on creative projects, manage my own shop, and raise my children at the same time is ideal, and would only be possible through an online sales vehicle. I have been selling on Etsy for about 8 months.

2.  What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?
I love being able to use my graphic design background to create something that will be worn and loved by someone else. Its fun to see children get excited about wearing my tees. I also enjoy having the opportunity to give back by donating proceeds from my fisherman design to a cancer charity.

3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I own a commercial graphic design firm, which is home based, and spend most of my time caring for my 2 young daughters. I also enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors.

4. What inspires you?
My children.

5.In five years you’d like to be…?
Still able to earn a living doing creative things!

Shop Now:
The Elizabeth Horton short sleeved tees available for $13.00 a piece and long sleeved ones are $15.00, which is a real steal for the quality you are receiving! I love the fact she offers a fine selection for both boys and girls! I can’t wait to see what else Elizabeth Horton comes up with!

Special Promo: Use the code “C2C” when ordering throughout the month of May for free shipping on your order. (does not apply to custom orders)