Coupon for Charm Factory!


Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping can be crazy – but there are some great deals! From November 22 to November 29, place any order at charmfactory.com and receive a free I Love to Shop charm. In the Special Instructions box during checkout, just type “I LOVE TO SHOP,” and we will automatically add the charm to your package.

Initials with Swarovksi Crystals are a very popular gift item this time of year. Add them to a bracelet or as a single pendant on a necklace for an inexpensive bit of bling! They are on sale for a short time.

Pewter Pavé Crystal Charms are new – great looking and at a lower price than the sterling silver version. For a necklace or bracelet, the pavé look with colored crystals is unique on lead free pewter charms.

Agoo- Giveaway #2!!! (and a coupon!)

Agoo is such a great company, that they want to do yet another giveaway for you!
Agoo has offered to send one of my readers a set of their fantastic Bamboo Leggings!
This is the variety they will be sending the winner of this contest…

Adorable!!!
Fun and functional, made of high quality material (what else would you expect from Agoo?), and adorable!
“Our Agoo Bamboo Leggings are designed for little girls and boys on the move. Be it crawling, climbing, running or dancing, Agoo Bamboo Leggings offer protection with fabulous function and flare. They’re great for keeping legs cozy in cold weather. They’re terrific for EC babies ad toilet training. They’re perfect for crawling on hard surfaces. They’re ideal for those with sensitive skin. Our innovative, eco-friendly Agoo Bamboo Leggings are made from 100% sustainable Bamboo fibres. One size fits all.”
Coupon Code dinomania40 to get 40% off!  yay!!! 

 Want to be the winner?
Here is how to enter!
Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

-Follow Agoo on Twitter and tweet about this contest

– If you are a  Fan of Agoo on Facebook, you get an extra entry.  I’d love it if you told them Have Sippy Will Travel sent you! 

-If you are a fan of Have Sippy Will Travel on Facebook you get two extra entries- feel free to leave some comment love! 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
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– Leave me a comment on Facebook about what contests you are entering on Have Sippy Will Travel or would like to see! 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

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– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a recent non-giveaway post

Yay, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize.  Ends  Nov. 27, 2010.

Holiday Gift Guide -Blooming Buddies Review- UPDATE

Are you looking for a beautiful and budget friendly gift that young kids will adore, and you, as a parent will value? Check out the new picture book “Blooming Buddies In the Garden: A Blooming Book of Verse.”
 Winner of both The National Parenting Center’s 2011 Seal of Approval Award, and the Parent Tested/Parent Approved 2010 Award, this captivating new book pairs vibrant watercolors of flower friends with charming short verses that affirm the values of love, family, friendship, and community.
 
Like a hug for the heart, Blooming Buddies In the Garden sparks young children’s imaginations, triggers conversation, and brings families closer together.
 
Perfect for reading aloud and early readers, Blooming Buddies In the Garden provides a loving respite from the unhealthy and age inappropriate images and messages that currently dominate products for young children.
 
Studio prints, fine art prints, decals and sticker packs are also available on the site and so affordable!
 
Go to www.bloomingbuddies.com and use the Blooming Buddies exclusive promo code: bloom10 to get an additional $3.00 off the discounted Holiday Special! (Taken off at check-out.)

I’m BA-AACCKKK!!

I am now back from Chicago’s Toy and Game Fair- and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!!!  (Tomorrow- I’m shot, LOL)
I had so much fun and met so many great people.
I will post pictures and tell you all about it after I shower and sleep, haha…
~Samantha

CSN- Coming soon!

Hey There- before I take my trip to Chicago, I figured I would let you guys know about a few great things that CSN Stores is working on right now.  They have some really great children’s luggage, which are just perfect for this time of year.  So many of us are traveling to visit friends and family, and its so nice to find fun and adorable luggage for the kiddies!

 As you know from my last review, CSN Stores partners with over 200 online stores, giving you an AMAZING selection and value for your money!  There is truly something for everyone and every budget.
I have a review for you coming soon, so stay tuned! (and have fun shopping!) 
~Samantha

Holiday Gift Guide- Aurora Is Adorable!!! Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

 Hey there, bloggy buddies! 
What a cute and fun giveaway I have for you today! 
Aurora, as you know, has some of the most adorable (and affordable!) stuffed toys out there.  We were sent Cheeky Charlie and Carmen as well as a Fancy Pals Pet Carrier
(OK-OK, I confess!!!  I totally hid the Cheeky Charlie and Carmen for Christmas, but I did give Kamikaze the Fancy Pals Pet Carrier.  She FLIPPED out, and started screeching, lol.  Girls.  (hehe)

These are not only super cute, but also really affordable- they are only 12$– can you believe that???  (one is 13$, but it is a “double”)
They don’t have our exact carrier on the site, but fear not, I have LOTS of photos, LOL.

nice face, Kamikaze!

The kids at the PreSchool also really liked it.  (We “borrowed it” while she was at school one day!)  Little wanted nothing to do with the purse aspect, but I brought it along and the girls loved it.  And everyone loved the cutie puppy! 
Cheeky Charlie and Carmen are so adorable, and you know how much Little LOVES monkeys- so they can each have one for Christmas! 
(and really- for just 10$ and up, you can’t go wrong!!! ) 

Would you like to win your choice of one of these toys?
Here is how to win!
(winner will get to choose Cheeky Charlie, Carmen, or Fancy Pals Pet CarrierAurora will send you a great one!)  
Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.

 Extra Entries
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

-If you are a fan of Have Sippy Will Travel on Facebook you get two extra entries- feel free to leave some comment love! 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries
(you can tweet daily!) 

– Leave me a comment on Facebook about what contests you are entering on Have Sippy Will Travel or would like to see! 

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a recent non-giveaway post

Yay, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize.  Ends  Dec 5, 2010.

Tomorrow

Hey all-
Tomorrow, right after I get out of work, I am dropping off Little Man with Grandma and I am off to Chicago to the Toy and Game Fair!
It will be my first time in Chicago (I know, for shame!) and I am really excited.  I have to be back at work (and have to work 11 hours to make up for it Wednesday!)  Tuesday, so it will be a short trip.
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Yay, Blog Award! Woot!

Thank you, Project Supermom, for the super-cool Bloggy Award, The Versatile Blogger!
I am so happy you like my blog- it makes me feel all squishy, LOL
Very appreciate it, Project Supermom!

*To accept this award, there are 4 rules*
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
Well, thank you again!  You made my day, and this has been a tough week (parent teacher conferences- AHHHH!!!) so I truly appreciate it! 

2. Share seven things about yourself.
LOL, you asked for it!

-I am totally freaked out by those awful hopping “Cave Crickets”.  I don’t know why them and not other bugs, but I scream like a little nut if I see one!
– Want another bunny!
-am in HATE with my new gray hair popping up IN THE FRONT!!!!!
-got preggers with Little Man on accident- I think it’s fair to say he is my sun and moon, but I really was not happy to find out I was preggo at the time, and I have so much guilt about this!
-used to run 7-10 miles a day- pre-kids! 
-wanted an Indian style wedding. 
-really need an occasion to dress up and wear nice clothes right now, just for a change of pace!  (LOL, I am so tired of being “sticky” from kids all day!!!)

3. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
Living Out Loud
Romanian Princess
Life is a Sandcastle
ecomodern mom
Raising Future Leaders
The Kitchen Sink
http://www.zombiemomcomics.com/
Grandma Bonnie’s Closet
Harvest for Tomorrow
Hazel Loves Design
http://kdbuggie.blogspot.com/
http://blog.seattlepi.com/parentingadabsurdum/

4. Contact the bloggers you picked and let them know about the award.
Yay Bloggy Buddies!  Thanks again, Project Supermom for the award, and I hope to see you all around the blogosphere!  (and right here, of course, LOL)