Thursday, June 25, 2009

Baby Einstein Winner!

The winner of the Baby Einstein products is...

Number 86!

86The Mommy said...
Baby #4 (referred to as the Little One on my blog - and as the Last One by my DH) would certainly appreciate this!

Congratulations! Please email me at with your shipping address. Thank you to everyone for checking out these cool DVDs and toys from Baby Einstein!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Attention Fans of Lands' End

I've done several giveaways for Lands' End because I really love their products and enjoy passing them onto my readers. Now I'm letting you know that Lands' End is on Facebook! You can become a fan HERE.

Click the link now. I'll wait. Really, you need to become a fan right away because Lands' End will be counting down the days (June 30th to July 4th) to the 4th of July with special giveaways. All you have to do is become a Lands’ End Facebook Fan and then you can enter the contest via an entry form on Lands’ End’s wall. Each day Lands’ End will randomly select fans to win great summer items.

Day 1: Vertical Stripe Rugby Towel

Day 2: Stadium Blanket

Day 3: Soft Side Cooler

Day 4: American Flag

Day 5: Open Top Natural Tote with American Flag Embroidery

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Baby Einstein

As some of you might recall, I got to visit the Baby Einstein headquarters in CA this past winter. I learned about the Baby Einstein DVDs and toys and how the company was started by a stay-at-home mom in her basement. (I love that part!)

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Baby Einstein videos and have probably enjoyed them with your little ones and/or put baby in front of one so you could take 20 minutes to shower and change the clothes you've been wearing for 2 and 1/2 days. But did you know that some Baby Einstein videos now include a "Grow with Your Baby" feature. The Grow with Me mode offers a second viewing option on the same DVD. It contains spoken words and additional content to entertain toddlers and prolong the life of the DVD.

It also features the new "Select a Segment" option which gives parents the choice of viewing shorter segments of the DVD. You know, when it's almost bedtime and the kids are begging for a video. You want them to be able to sit down, settle down, and enjoy their DVD, but you don't want them staying up to finish the whole thing. This is perfect! Just play a segment for them! They get to enjoy their video and you get to say, "All done! Time for bed!" without them saying, "Huh uh, it's not done. See? There's still more, Mommy!"

These new features are both included on Baby Einstein's World Music DVD. The World Music DVD introduces your little one to the beautiful sounds of music and different cultures from around the world. From the African djembe to a Celtic harp from Ireland, you and your baby will delight in the sounds and rhythms of Baby Einstein's World Music.

And I have a Baby Einstein care package to give away to one random winner! It includes the World Music DVD, a Sweet Dreams Mimi board book, a Playtex sippy cup, a Playtex divided dish (both featuring Baby Einstein designs), and a Baby Einstein Teeth and Tug Pal. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Wednesday, June, 24. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whimsy Rings

I have a love of jewelry. I especially like unique pieces like the vintage button ring my friend Lotta gave me at BlogHer last year. Check them out HERE. And, of course, the macaroni necklaces my kids have made me over the years. And I adore these rings from Whimsy Worldwide. These rings are so unique and fun! They showcase the totally popular, collectible Trollbeads, Pandora and Chamilia glass beads. You can change the beads to match your outfit or mood. If you have a Pandora (or similar) bracelet, you already have an array of beads that fit into this ring. You can have fun switching them whenever the mood strikes! If you don't, you'll soon fall in love with collecting these beads and showing them off on your Whimsy ring!

I do think these rings are on the pricey side ($125 - $399), but the fact that you can change the bead makes it versatile so it's like you're getting more than one piece of jewelry.

At first I was a little afraid to try and open the ring to switch beads because I didn't want to break it, but they're amazingly strong and durable. And they're made of 100% reclaimed sterling silver and 14 karat gold. Reclaimed meaning there's post industrial waste, just dormant metals and gems. This was a conscious decision by ring designer, R. Craig Whitten in an effort to help counter the effects of the top toxic polluter in the U.S., the mining industry.

You can shop online HERE or click HERE to find a retailer near you.