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Imagiplay Natural Toys {review and giveaway}

“For over a decade, ImagiPLAY has created high-quality educational toys that inspire children’s imaginations and the desire to explore. With the abundance of toys available for children today, ImagiPLAY sets itself apart from the rest through its motto: Toys with Integrity. By producing quality products that connect with nature, have eco-friendly sources, and hold educational value, ImagiPLAY works to benefit the earth we share and the people that inhabit it.”

ImagiPlay toys are 100% eco-friendly, educational, and thought invoking for children of all ages. The selection offered include puzzles, play sets, pull toys, mazes, food play,building blocks, rattles, and much more.

The quality, safety, and design I’ve seen first hand in several Imagiplay Natural Toys and was very impressed. All parents, like myself, or caregivers should be worry free in knowing that plantation-growth rubberwood is used to craft each toy which is known to always splinter free.

My Thoughts…

ImagiPLAY generously sent my family the Three Chicks Puzzle, the Veggie Set, and Kitty Alphabet set to review and we are fans of each one!

I introduced each of these toys at different times to my two year old daughter because I wanted to see how often she would come back and play with one without being distracted by another and was very happy with the results I was given.

The first toy I introduced to her was the veggie  cutting set. Included is a wooden knife, cutting board, and a variety of five different vegetables. This fun little set also comes with it’s own little vegetable crate just perfect for pretend kitchen play and storage! My daughter loves copying mommy and daddy so she has a lot of fun pretending to cut and prepare meals for us! Overall a perfect learning toy and one that invokes real life and imaginative play! We are totally thinking about getting the matching fruit set!

The second toy I introduced my daughter to was the three chicks puzzle! This is such a fun puzzle set and I knew right away that my daughter would love it as she’s a huge fan of puzzle solving! This 6 piece set is vivid in color and unique as once it’s put together, the pieces can stand up! At first my daughter was trying to match the colors of the pieces together after she took it apart only to discover that it wouldn’t work in going back together. In doing this, this toy is teaching children great problem solving skills! I’m a huge fan of this puzzle and love how different it is from other puzzles my daughter already owns.

The third toy we were sent is mainly for children ages three and up, so I haven’t given it to my daughter quite yet but I probably will soon when I have the time to sit down with her and have a fun craft session day. The Color Me Up Kitty Alphabet by Imagiplay is perfect for teaching your child their alphabet! I think the fact they include were your child can paint it makes this toy that much more fun!

Overall, I would not hesitate at all to purchase or gift Imagiplay Toys to my own child and those with children that I know! Any of these toys would make wonderful gifts for children all of ages.

Special: Use Promotional Code integrity10 for 20% off your entire order!

Win It: Imagiplay is generously offering  the same set of toys  I reviewed (Veggie Set, Kitty Alphabet & 3 chicks) to a lucky winner!

To Enter: Visit Imagiplay and let me know what else you like that I didn’t review!

Extras:

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

Tweet: (copy/paste)

RT: Win a set of Eco-friendly wooden toys from Imagiplay! http://bit.ly/beJPaC @erinlowmaster– Ends 8/07/10.

Giveaway running till 08/07/10 . 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 set of Eco Friendly Wooden Toys to review from Imagiplay. 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.

MyBlogSpark: Cascadian Farm FarmVille {review & giveaway}

Cascadian Farm®, a pioneer in the organic food industry, is blazing yet another new trail as they become the first official branded – and organic – crop to be offered in Zynga’s popular online game, FarmVille. Joining forces, Cascadian Farm and Zynga will provide an innovative gaming experience for FarmVille fans, breathing virtual life into real world organic farming within the largest online agricultural space.

Beginning July 19 through July 26, Cascadian Farm will provide FarmVille players with a variety of benefits including, coupon offers, organic farming and green living tips, as well as the opportunity to build up their farm quickly. During the week-long partnership, branded Cascadian Farm organic blueberry crops will be the most profitable FarmVille crop offered in the game, to beginner and expert FarmVille

The brand has also recreated the real Cascad players. ian Farm, located in the Upper Skagit Valley of Washington’s North Cascade Mountains. The virtual Cascadian Farm will carry out the brand’s mission to grow good and honest food by encouraging FarmVille users to harvest crops that are free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. All of their online fruits and vegetables will be planted with the same ideals and values found in organic culture, while also sharing the rewards from playing the game with Cascadian Farm’s online fan base.

To further connect with other FarmVille users, Cascadian Farm has created an avatar farmer called “Farmer Joe Cascadian,” who was inspired by the brand’s real-life farmers. “Farmer Joe” will serve as the “virtual” tender to the brand’s own FarmVille farm and users can request to be his neighbor by “friend-ing” him online at www.facebook.com/farmerjoecascadian and by using the FarmVille application to become his neighbor in-game.

For more information, please visit www.cascadianfarm.com.

My Thoughts…
Thanks to My Blog Spark I was given the opportunity to learn about and review some great products through the  Farmville and Cascadian Farm’s partnership through 19th to the 26th of July ! I had never before heard about Cascadian Farm’s products and was sad that I had not! The granola bars and the cereal they sent me to try out taste great! And that’s saying a lot because right now smack dab in the middle of my second pregnancy I have been extremely picky being quite selective in what I enjoy eating!

I think this is a great opportunity that Cascadian Farm is giving to Farmville fans and if you are fan I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to advance in the game as well as for the chance support a great organic based company!

Win it!

How would you like to win a Cascadian Farm Farmville Gift Set like the one pictured above?

To Enter: Let me know what you’d love to grow yourself to be more organic or what you already are!

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 Cascadian Farm Farmville Gift Set from My Blog Spark! http://bit.ly/cpvG7P @erinlowmaster– Ends 8/07/10.

Giveaway running till 08/07/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclosure: I was given this gift pack by Cascadian Farm because of my membership with My Blog Spark all thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.

Zoobies 3-in-1 Plush Animals {review}

Have you heard about Zoobies? These fun friends are adorable award winning plush animals that are pals, comfy pillows, and cozy blankets all in one created just for kids! These companions are functional and innovative making them perfect for travel or home use!

Fun and easy to use

Zoobie Pets™ are incredibly easy to use. The durable velcro latches are child friendly and are easily unfastened to transform the animals into soft pillows. The zippers located on the bottom of the animal easily unzip to reveal the blanket inside. Each blanket can be detached from the animal for easy washing. Each animal comes with an instructional hangtag that illustrates how to properly fold up the banket—a simple and easy-to-follow three-step process.

Our Thoughts…

My daughter and I were sent Tama the Tortoise to review!  Here’s a little more information all about Tama!

All the way form the remote Galapagos islands comes this adorable, sluggish mortal enemy of the hare. From his cute dimples down to his purple checkered shell, Tama is sure to become your child’s constant companion. Not only is Tama an adorable tortoise, but also a comfy pillow and super-soft blanket all in one. Perfect for road excursions or just cuddling in bed. Tama also makes a perfect baby shower gift.

My two year old daughter fell in love right away with Tama the Tortoise! She’s a big fan of turtles and always looks forward to seeing them at the zoo! We both love the fact that this friend is easy to take along with us and that’s there’s an extremely cozy good size blanket inside of our new turtle friend!

Overall, we would not hesitate in the future to bring a second Zoobie into our family and with another baby on the way we sure that it will a lot sooner than later. The only big mystery will be which pal to choose to bring home with us next as there’s a huge selection of friends available!

Buy it: You can find Tama the Tortise at Zoobies.com for $34.00 as well as many other fantastic pets! Note that these are recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Zoobies through Chic Exces. 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.

E.P.T – Moment I Knew {blog tour}

I know some people make think it’s a little silly to hold on to their pregnancy test for safe keeping but not me! My pregnancy tests were the first proof of being blessed by children in my husband’s and my own life! They hold so much special value and brings back such memories every time I see each of my test, one from my first pregnancy and the other from my current pregnancy.

I remember taking my first pregnancy test, I was really nervous and hoping I followed all the directions correctly.  When it’s line showed positive for our first child, I had so many feelings going through my mind but overall, I was really happy! And with my second child, it wasn’t until I took my fifth pregnancy test over a span of few months that I found out I was pregnant and we were really thrilled as we wanted another and knew our daughter would really enjoy a sibling.

Up until this point, my positive pregnancy test have been residing in plastic zip lock bags along with some other special keepsake items from my pregnancy’s like my hospital bracelets, ultrasound photos, and  babies first blanket and hat.

E.P.T has now come up with a great way for women to always remember and store their pregnancy memories–they now offer a commemorative Keepsake Case and scrapbook card to mark the life-changing occasion (available with a mail-in proof-of-purchase).  Finally a much nicer place to store the very first tangible proof that I was pregnant with my children!

If you would like more information about the e.p.t. keepsake case and other products, please check out http://www.testaccurately.com.

Disclosure:I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of e.p.t and received an e.p.t. keepsake case and a $20 gift card to JustGive.org to facilitate my review.