Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PHOTO SHOOT EXTRAVAGANZA Giveaway 1/1/11 to 1/11/11

Please stop by and enter the Sunshine to Starshine 600 Fan Photo Shoot Extravaganza from Jan 1st at midnight to Jan 11th at 12Noon est. (this can be found at if the link is not working)

Here's the deal, Fill out the form up to 3 times for chances to win. I would take a few minutes to look at the photographers offered, because if you go to their web page you gen an extra entry. Unfortunately most of the photographers are on the East Coast, however there are plenty scattered across the USA. 

 You can enter on behalf of yourself, a family member, or a complete stranger. So if you don't live in one of the mentioned areas, you can offer the opportunity for someone else to win. There is also the chance to "Ship the photographer anywhere" where if you pay travel expenses the photographer will come to you!

Comment on this post if you like, but if you have a question email me at Giveaway will be open from Jan 1 at midnight EST until Jan 11 at Noon EST.If you are a blog fan or facebook fan there will be an opportunity during this time to earn an extra entry in this giveaway, so follow this blog for that!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Apologies for my Great Absence this Month

As many of you know, I have been having computer issues since the week before Thanksgiving and I had to do the 12 days of giveaways PRESENTS! event from those computers of friends and family, the library, and the likes. With a 1 year old, that is very difficult. I am still without computer full time, borrowing laptops from friends here and there and going to the library about once a week. This has made email communication, comment interaction and blogging very difficult for me. I owe a big apology to JC Penney, Jenn Kuhn Scentsy, and Zagora Naturals because in the mess of it all, their reviews never got posted the following day, only their giveaways. For that reason I need to make it up somehow to them and to anyone who has lost faith in this blog.

I would also like to apologize that I have not updated you lately on the status of the Photo Shoot Extravaganza that we are holding for reaching 600 fans on our facebook page.

Friday, December 10, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 Days of Giveaways WINNER list

Day 1 CrazyDog
Linda Kish

Day 2 Abby’s Lane
Mama Chocolate

Day 3 Raynedrops
Jessica Conkey

Day 4 Ecomom
Shannon Foster

Day 5 Funky Glass
Katherine Snyder

Day 6 Heidi Crochet
Alyssa Bingaman

Day 7 Family Talk
Nina Bogard

Day 8 NachoMamaTees

Day 9 Community Coffee
Brooke Fouts

Day 10 Mudpuppy
Boys: Becky Beitzel
Girls: Rebecca

Day 11 Applied Labels
Angela Polenz

Day 12 FINALE!
JCPenney: Rozanna S
Zagora: Jessica Robbins
Scentsy Jenn Kuhn: Heather Young

Please contact me within 48 hours at with PRESENTS winner in the subject to claim your prize.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 12.. GRAND FINALE!

Due to computer issues this week, all of the reviews for this post will be posted Weds Dec 8. The giveaways will still begin Tues Dec 7 and proceed until Friday Dec 10 at approximately Noon EST. Winners will be announced all at once with Thrifty Nifty Mommy during Friday Evening for the PRESENTS! event.

JC Penney
GIVEAWAY ITEM: JCPenney $25 Gift Card
REVIEW:  Local Waterford, CT JCPenney Store 
Here is some information about the company taken from their facebook page
We have the sought-after trends you can't live without, as well as stylish basics to make every day extraordinary. You’ll always find affordable, high quality styles for everyone and every home.
Style You Want  We're stepping up our style to give you trendsetting looks straight off the runway. Plus our brands have never been better. You'll find Nicole by Nicole Miller®, Bisou Bisou®, Allen B.®, I Heart Ronson, Cindy Crawford Style, JOE Joseph Abboud® and so much more.  The Quality You Expect  Fabulous styles for your family and home are only the beginning. We offer quality you can depend on all year round.  The Price You Love  From affordable home styles to amazing fashion deals, our everyday low prices keep you saving season after season.

JCPenney on Facebook

Zagora Naturals by Nina
GIVEAWAY ITEM: Zagora Naturals Shower Steamy Fizzers, Christmas tree shaped, eucalyptus and mint scent
 REVIEW: Zagora Naturals Lip Balm and Rosewood Henna Bath Salts
Intro to Zagora from their website:
You deserve to be pampered and Zagora Naturals is the perfect destination for relaxation. Enjoy our soothing products to calm and rejuvenate your body.
Indulge in any of the following products:
  • Whipped Shea Souffle
  • Intense Eye Cream
  • Exfoliating Salt Scrub
  • Vegan Lip Balm
  • Organic Shea Butter Baby Booty Balm
  • Rosewood Henna Bath Salts
  • Lavender Bath Salts
Treat yourself, your friends or family. Zagora Naturals gift certificates are available!


Scentsy with Jenn Kuhn
GIVEAWAY ITEM: One Scentsy Plug-In Warmer with a scent sample pack.
REVIEW: Boho Chic Scentsy Warmer with Sugar Cookie, Citrus Sun Tea, and Skinny Dippin' samples
Here's a little info about Scentsy from Jenn: 
I am an independent consultant for Scentsy.  Our "main" products are electric wax warmers.  Great alternative to traditional candles.  No wicks No flames !  Very safe to use around pets and children.  The wax never gets much hotter then your own body temp - so it will not burn you.  There are three sizes to correspond with the size of your room.  Plug-in's are great for bathrooms, kitchens, foyers and hallways, as well as small bedrooms.  Mid and Full Size warmers are good for the larger rooms.  They come in many different decorative styles to fit anyone's taste.  There is even a Holiday Line of warmers and scents.  The scents have a great throw and there is a great variety - over 80 in all.  They are much better then other retail wax melters.  We also have other items such as travel scent tins, car candles (Scent Circles), Room Sprays, Hand Foam, and even stuffed animals with scented insert packs for your little ones - or for yourself - I won't judge !
Scentsy is only sold through consultants either through their online website/catalog, email, or at a Party or Demo.  Selling Scentsy has been a great way for me to come out of my shell and make new friends - all while earning some extra cash.  I have some great women on my team as well.  I am always looking for new members to join my team.  Scentsy really is a great company and has been doing quite well despite the ever changing economy.
Hosting Scentsy Parties is also a ton of fun.  There are a few options too.  You can have the traditional in home demonstration, a basket party, or even a "pool" party.  I am pretty sure everyone knows what an in-home demo party is as most of us have been to one.  The basket party is a great option for those who do not have the time and/or desire to have everyone come to their home.  I will provide you with a cute utility purse filled with scent samples, catalogs, and demo products.  You take this bag with you for a week or two where ever life takes you. Then return it to me with any orders you get from your friends/family.  It is a great option especially for out of town friends who want to earn free Scentsy and it earns the same rewards as an in home party.   There is a rewards "scale" that ranges from 10% to 15% of sales in free product AND the option to purchase 1-4 half priced items.
A pool party is even more fun with a different reward type system.  It is like a raffle. I will give you a sheet with 52 spaces on it.  Each space cost $3.  The person who hosts the pool party for me gets 2 FREE spots and a gift of my choosing (and they are usually pretty good gifts too !)  What the host then does is sell the raffle spaces to his/her family and friends.  Once all of the spots are sold/filled I will use a random number generator to choose a winner.  The winner gets $150 in free Scentsy products !  So much fun.
Extra entries: You must select other and type these into the space provided to get any extra entries.
-Sign up to receive my newsletter  and click "get my newsletter" on the left side of the screen
-Comment on FB Page - Jenn Kuhn Scentsy Independent Consultant - about what your favorite Holiday "smell" is and what it reminds you of.

Jenn Kuhn - Scentsy Independent Consultant on Facebook
Jenn Kuhn's Online Scentsy Store

Monday, December 06, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 11- Applied Labels

Applied Labels review & giveaway
One day during the second week of November, I opened my door to a pile of packages from various people. My mail man had left them in the entryway while I was out because it was pouring rain and windy, they would not have stood a chance on my porch. Among these was a long, skinny box from Applied Labels LLC.
I did not really know what to expect from them because I was not positive on the size of these labels or what they were made out of. The website says they are washable, but for some reason I still imagined them being made out of some type of paper. I opened the package and found a zippered plastic bag containing my daughter’s personalized labels, the shoe shields, the clothing backers, and instructions on storage and use. I was also happy to see that if I had any trouble applying the labels, there was some how to videos on youtube from the company.
I am extremely excited about testing these out because while I stay at home now, I have been to a few job interviews this past week and there is a good chance that my daughter would be attending daycare very soon. In the meantime I am testing them out at the church’s nursery with her sippy cups, shoes and a few changes of clothes.

I have now tested this product for 3 weeks and I am so extremely happy with them that I plan to get some for my neice and when my friends have kids they will be getting them too! They have stayed stuck and tear free, great condition, completely legible, and I love them. Also, they dont irritate my lil one if she goes sockless.

Applied Labels LLC decided that they want me to do a giveaway along with this review for $25 off their online store.
How to Win: Comment on this post with what seems coolest about the Applied Labels company. Fill out this form one time for all entries, entries will be open until Dec 9.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 10- Mudpuppy

I adored these 2 puzzles provided by Mudpuppy. They provided one boyish pirate puzzle and a girly princess puzzle to try out. The age limit recommended it for older kids, but I let my 15 month old help and we had no issues, the peices were sturdy and she loved tossing them around. I adored the creative canisters that held them instead of traditional boxes. The 63 peices was just enough for it to be fun each time we put it together and not boring.

Buy it: Go to to browse their selection and purchase a wide variety of toys and gifts.

Support it: Facebook : and Twitter: @GalisonMudpuppy

Win it: Mudpuppy has offered one each of the Boys and Girls puzzles, there are 2 separate entry forms, you may enter both but can only win one.
How to enter: Comment on the post with which other item besides these puzzles you would like to try from Galison/Mudpuppy. Fill out the form of your choice one time for all entries. If you choose to enter both you must fill out each form completely and mark which one would be your preference if you are drawn for both. Entries will be accepted for 3 days and a winner will be announced Dec 10.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 9- Community Coffee

Press Release from Community Coffee
Community Coffee Company Features “Genuine Taste of New Orleans” for the Holidays
Corporate Gifts Now Available at
BATON ROUGE, La. – The gift of coffee is the sharing of an experience – particularly when the coffee is premium roasted Community® coffee, the genuine flavor of New Orleans.
Community Coffee Company is offering a variety of gifts that fit every palate and budget.  The 91-year-old company is also offering corporate gifts – perfect for customers, co-workers, employees and other special people in the workplace.  Visit for more details.
This year’s Community coffee holiday gifts, complete with festive packaging and a gift card, are as follows:
Taste of the Holidays Gift Set - $8.95

Same great coffees featured in the Louisiana Holiday Blends Gift Set only in the 2-oz size; Holiday Jazz®, Bread Pudding, Pecan Praline and Cinnamon Roll. Each bag brews eight, 6-oz. cups of coffee.  This is the perfect gift for teachers, friends and family with whom you want to share a little Louisiana holiday flavor. All of this is in a festive holiday box with gift card.
PR_HolidayDuo_GS_LRG.pngPrivate Reserve Holiday Duo - $13.95
Our delicious duo features 12-oz. ground Holiday Jazz® and Bread Pudding coffees from our Private Reserve line which arrive in a festive holiday box with gift card.

HolidayTumbler_LRG.pngHoliday Tumbler - $6.95

This festive premium tumbler is perfect for the holiday spirited coffee lover. The 16-oz. tumbler features a sleek design and swivel lid. It is microwavable. To keep your tumbler looking its best, we recommend hand washing. Please note that this product is NOT spill-proof.

Hand Woven Holiday Gourmet Gift Basket  - $44.95
Surprise a coffee lover this holiday season with this limited edition, hand woven gourmet gift basket. Each basket includes a 12 oz. Private Reserve® House Blend ground coffee, a 34 oz. Chambord French Press, along with a Community® Coffee signature coffee scoop. Everything comes nested in a one-of-a-kind basket made from Hiraca Palm, indigenous to the Colombian region.

My review item was the Private Reserve Holiday Duo. I was extremely happy with the two flavors "Holiday Jazz" and "Bread Pudding".

I was shocked at how flavorful the Bread Pudding Flavored roast was. I was very pleased with the cinnamon swirl and vanilla flavors. This coffee felt like a liquid version of a favorite comfort food. 

The Holiday Jazz was a strong aroma and taste that is sure to season your taste buds in all the right ways.
I am proud to say that I would have gladly spent the $14.95 to give this as a gift or to keep it for myself.
I am looking forward to a great connection with Community Coffee.

Buy it:
Win it:
Community Coffee is giving one lucky winner the Private Reserve Holiday duo!
How to enter:
Comment on this post what flavor coffee from the website that you would like to try. Then fill this form out one time for all additional entries. Entries will be open from 12/4 at 10:30am EST to 12/7 at 11:59pm.

Friday, December 03, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 8- review and giveaway
Kid sized “One Tough Cookie” shirt- 2T

I was delighted with my experience at not only was the representative I spoke with kind, but the company was extremely gracious in giving us a tee to try out and a tee to giveaway for my lucky fans. I opted to hang on to this giveaway for the “Sunshine to Starshine and Thrifty Nifty Mommy present PRESENTS!” 12 day holiday giveaway event.
When my package arrived I was exceedingly pleased with the amount of time it took to get here! Not even 3 days!! I opened up the small plastic packaging bag and inside was this tiny little tee for my daughter. It was soooooooooo soft. I cannot stress enough how soft this tee shirt was, it was like a cloud or something. The color was just like it showed online, a vintage looking pink, with faded picture and lettering “One Tough Cookie”.

I ordered a size 2T because I wanted her to be able to wear it as a bed shirt now, and keep it for a while. My daughter typically wears a 12-18m and I was so happy that this shirt fit her nicely, loose enough that she can wear it a while, but not too big either. 
She loved it and so do I.
Does it seem like you just read this review earlier in the week? You almost did. I  got an awesome tee from and it came in the same exact package! I was so excited about how soft and perfectly sized these shirts are that I have a very 
similar review for both.

Buy It: You can buy Nacho Mama Tees at They also work side by side with and!

Support It: Please take the time to follow them on facebook through their parent company's page CrazyDogTshirts!

Win It: has offered up a $15 credit to their site or a mystery tee in the men’s size of your choice. 

How to enter: Fill in this form one time for all entries. Entries accepted 12/03/10 to 12/06/10

Thursday, December 02, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 7- Around The Table Games

Sponsored by

Around the Table Games has offered me one item to review and giveaway from their line of portable conversation games. The game I received is called "Family Talk" and it is aimed on family conversations, wherever they may be, including in the car, at the dinner table, and anywhere else!

They sent me a pack of over 100 cards with holes in the corner, and a ring to put them all on. Each of them contained a question that would make it easier to get to know another member of the family. I tested it out with my husband, who got annoyed quickly with my inquisitive mood, but when I told him I was reviewing something, he grabbed the cards and starting choosing what to ask me!

I think that it was fun to learn even more about each other, despite being married for over 2 years, I never asked about what a family dinner was like before me. He was happy to learn things about me too! I am going to keep Family Talk handy as we travel to Florida this upcoming year, because we are meeting some extended family for the first time, and with this game's help there won't be any awkward silences.

Around the Table Games has developed many games including:
Family Talk                                   Buddy Talk
Family Talk 2                                Camp Talk
Bilingual Family Talk - English and Spanish
Teen Talk                                 Grandparent Talk
Family Talk & Grandparent Talk Double Deck Tin

Buy it:

Support it: 

Win it: 
Around the Table has offered one winner any one of their conversational games.

How to enter:
1st: Comment on this post which game you would choose to try.
2nd: Fill out this form for all additional entries possible.
Entries will be accepted 12/2/10 to 12/5/10

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using and the Tomoson weekly featured sponsor Favorite Wigs - Shop Name Brand Wigs at Low Prices! Large Wig Selection of Forever Young Wigs, and other Quality Wigs. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 6- Crocheted Item by Heidi [Adventures in Crafting]

I was so eager to review this hat because my daughter didn't have one yet this year. Heidi sent me a Pink Newsboy hat, with a clip on brown flower.

The hat was constructed beautifully, just like the one shown on the "Adventures in Crafting" facebook. The brown flower was on a clip, which made it easily removable, and could also be worn on a headband or on its own. This also made it easy to loose. I have faith that it is somewhere in our home, but unfortunately I didn't get any photos of it!

When Ariana didn't want to sit still, she handed me her dolly, so she got to take a picture with the hat, and then I attempted to use a bowl so it wasn't as floppy.. in round two we got a few more shots.

I stole some photos from the webpage and facebook to give you a taste of how talented Heidi is

Buy it: or contact Heidi by email directly to request information about something personalized at
Win it: One Crocheted item of your choice
How to enter: 1st: Comment on this post with your favorite CROCHETED item and which color you would get  2nd: Fill out this form one time to include all extra entries (comment again when it asks you to) Entries will be accepted 12/1 to 12/4/2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No Tutorials, what the heck?

So, I have time in and time out said that this blog would feature occasional tutorials or recipes. Little did I know that I would mess so many things up when I tried them, that there would be more, "How Not To Do" things than "How To". Because of this fact, I have occasionally joked about my inability to do things, and linked to websites with great tutorials. Well now has come the time to gather what I have learned and give a little insight to my readers.

How not to light a fire in the fireplace: 
Cardboard boxes, lighter fluid and a closed flue.
When we first moved in we were eager to try our fireplace. Luckily we had it inspected otherwise I believe my husband would have blown us up. Once the flue was safely opened and the interior of the chimney was checked, he realized we had no fire wood.. did this stop him? Momentarily. Then he gathered all of our moving boxes, some newspapers, and the lighter fluid, then threw in a match.. who need's lights when your husband is a pyromaniac? Thank God he was smart enough to only add a little cardboard at a time.

How not to store books:
On the Second Shelf of a bookcase
My daughter is grabby. Silly me thought that if she kept toys and baby books on the bottom shelf, she would ignore the next shelf. HAHAHA. If she can reach it she grabs it. I now only keep books on the top 2 shelves, leave on empty and one for her. Yes, this eliminates storage, and the purpose of holding all our books on one book case, however our family concordance (kind of like an encyclopedia of Bible stuff) fell on her foot and that made me find a new home for them.

How not to make "leftover  mixed up crayons":
In an open frying pan that you like to cook with
We made the mistake when we first moved in of attempting to make some multicolor crayons for my daughter and neice.. My thought was that they would melt a little bit and then all the colors would become swirly and cool to draw with. Well, no, they all mixed together to make some really ugly colors.. I had sorted by shades so instead of cool blues purples and greens, I got a dark blue. Instead of warm reds, oranges and pinks, I got burnt sienna and instead of Yellows and Greens, I got poop green. The only good idea I had was to use some of our surplus of ice cube trays because then I didn't ruin the cupcake tins. PS I can't get the colors or smell out of that pan...

More coming soon!

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 5- Funky Glass & More by Jenni Zigman

Unfortunately I was unable to review something from this crafter personally so I resorted to asking Jenni to post on her facebook wall that I would need a previous or current customer to attest to their experiences and we got a volunteer to let me know what they thought! I got an email from Jeanne who wanted to give some input.
Jeanne West-Novelli had a bit to say on the work of Jenni Zigman: " She has made me several items and still making some for me. I had asked her back in May what I could do for my mother getting remarried and she suggested special wine glasses that ended up being more amazing then I could have ever imagined. All of her items you can see she puts her heart and soul into them. She even comes across new items and emails me because she knows what I like and lets me know ahead of time about the items knowing that I will love them. I tell everyone about her incrediable glassware and her ornaments, Ive ordered 15 of them and cant wait for them. She is amazing and it shows in her work! Thank you for letting me share my opinion regarding Funky Glass and more by Jenni Zigman."

Buy & Support it:
Funky Glass & More by Jenni Zigman can be found on facebook at FunkyGlassbyJen.
Win it:
Jenni has offered a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner, and stay tuned to the Flash giveaways on Saturday Dec 4 on Sunshine to Starshine's facebook for a chance to win an ornament "Be Naughty, Save Santa the Trip"
How to enter:
Fill out the form below one time for all entries. Entries will be accepted 11/30/10 to 12/2/10.
This giveaway will close on December 2,2010. This is not a paid post.  All of the opinions stated
above are my guest blogger's. The winner must have a US mailing address. The winner will be
chosen by random and contacted by email. If no response within  48 hours, then
another winner will be chosen. If the form is not working between the 29th and
2nd, please comment with your email address and ask for a form to be sent to
you and add to your accepted emais list.

Monday, November 29, 2010

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 4- Nature Babycare Diapers review & giveaway

 Website description of the product:

23 eco-friendly disposable diapers
Size 5 fits 27lbs and up

Nature Babycare Diapers are the first award winning Eco-Friendly high-performance disposable diapers based on new green technology. Kinder and more gentle to your baby and the environment, breathable and chlorine-free and made with natural based material, these are the greatest alternative to conventional disposable diapers we have seen. Nature Babycare is the result of many years of intense work and development by Swedish mother, Marlene Sandberg and her eco-partners. Challenged with the goal of using the best possible natural, sustainable, compostable components, along with new manufacturing technology, the result is the greenest eco-friendly, high-performance diaper available on the market (with elements protected by a Swedish patent). Their soft, thin, and comfortable design allows the diaper to be breathable and extremely kind for the baby, while performing as well as any of the other traditional diapers.

Best Disposable Diaper Silver award winner of 2006-2007, Mother & Baby Magazine (UK) recipient.

Why We Like This
We believe strongly in the integrity of Nature Babycare. They have chosen to make enormous strides in the disposable diapering world, and we are impressed with the products that they have come out with. Nature Babycare diapers are gentle on your baby's skin, there are no oil-based plastics in these diapers so there are no oil-based plastics sitting against your baby's skin. The ultra-thin construction lends itself to a non-bulky fit, enabling your baby to move freely.  And, competitively priced, Nature Babycare Diapers are our vote in disposable diapers!
  • Chlorine-free absorbent materials do not contribute to dioxin pollution
  • 100 % natural back sheet
  • NO plastic
  • 100 % natural distribution layer
  • 100 % compostable consumer packaging
  • No latex, fragrance, or TBT (tributyl tin)

I loved these diapers for so many reasons; I don’t even know where to start.
The basic principles of a diaper in my eyes would be absorbency, contact, appearance, feel and disposal.Here are my thoughts on each..

Absorbancy: Does it hold a lot? Does it leak overnight?
I found these diapers more absorbent than I expected them to be. No leaks detected and when it was full it did not feel wet through the outside.

Contact: Does it cause a rash? Is there extra dampness on the skin?
No rash on my little princess. A little extra dampness, but letting her air dry between changes or using a cloth wipe to dry her in between would likely eliminate it. Fit well on her, average or a bit bigger than average. The big-ness may have been because I ordered a size 5 instead of typical size 4 to make sure that they would fit and not be too small. Perhaps a smaller size would have eliminated this? Will have to try again.

Appearance: Is it neutral or made gender specific?
Is it plain or bright?
Very neutral, simple pattern through out the whole diaper. Plain coloring. They are white with a small design in a deep green. There is no patterned band like on many diapers.

Feel: Is it soft or rough? How would you describe the texture of the inside and outside?
It feels a little starchy or rough, but did not cause discomfort for the baby.

Disposal: Is this cloth or disposable? Does it have any environmentally friendly features?
This is disposable. but it is made with Organic materials. 

Buy it:
You can purchase these diapers on and

Support it:
 You can find EcoMom on facebook at
and on twitter at any of the following

Win it: is giving one lucky winner $15 to spend in their online store!

How to enter:
Fill out the below form one time for all possible entries, make sure to comment on this post for the first entry and any additionally required ones that state comment with"..." . Entries will be accepted 11/29/10 to 12/1/10.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

PRESENTS 12 Days of Giveaways FLASH GIVEAWAYS on my facebook Saturday!!!

Please head over to for the opportunity to win some great prizes. You must "like" my page and the sponsors pages to be eligible for their prize. Each giveaway will be open for at least 2 hours from when it is posted, and maybe longer. All winners should be announced by 11pm. This was previously scheduled to happen in the evening, but instead will be a daytime giveaway! More rules will be posted in the Notes section on facebook prior to this event.

Have you guys enjoyed the giveaways so far in the 12 days of giveaways event? 

Don't forget, even though it is Day 3 of the giveaways, you can still enter the first giveaway from CrazyDog Tshirts and the second from Abby's Lane because they are all open for 3 days. Plus, Thrifty Nifty Mommy [] has the same format so you can enter her Days 1-3 right now as well!!

Are you a business looking to get in on the action? TNM and I are still accepting sponsors for the blog giveaways and for the flash giveaways on each of our pages. [Dec 3 and Dec 4]

Come on by December 10th to check out if you won, or wait until that evening to receive an email from myself or Thrifty Nifty Mommy.

PRESENTS! 12 days of giveaways: Day 3- Raynedrops Creations

In the words of Jennifer Rodriguez, "This is kind of short and sweet but I'm not really sure how to describe a simple little creature.  He is cute and my son Ryan likes to throw him out of his bed... along with all his other stuffed animals."

Mama Sunshine: Please describe the item:  
Jennifer: The dino is a small 12" creature that is green with blue spots (customized this way to match Ryan's Halloween costume) 

MS: Was your Raynedrops Creature worth the price you paid?  
J:Yes, our dino is worth its value because they can be customized to however you want them.

MS: How does it compare to other crocheted items you have experience with?  
J: Ryan's dino is very well put together, double stitched at all the seams and has no pieces for a baby to choke on. 

MS: How does it compare to other stuffed animals or toys you have experience with?  
J: Ryan loves his dino.  He stays in the bed with him at night.  Ryan's favorite game with his stuffed animals is to throw them all out of his bed and then he stares at them on the floor because he can't get them back.  When I check on him throughout the night, I put them back in his bed and by morning, they are all back on the floor. 

MS: What would make it better? 
J: The only thing that I would change is to make him bigger but he is customizable and this can be done, we just didn't think about it when we got him.

MS: Thank you so much for the review Jennifer!
Some Other Raynedrops Creatures as seen on their facebook page:

Support Raynedrops or order a creature of your own at

Win it! One winner will get to design a dino with your own specifications!
How to enter: Fill out this form one time to be entered in this giveaway. This giveaway will remain open from 11/28/10 to 12/1/10 
This giveaway will close on Dec 1,2010. This is not a paid post. All of the opinions stated
above are my guest b logger's. The winner must have a US mailing address. The winner will be
chosen by random and contacted by email. If no response within  48 hours, then
another winner will be chosen. If the form is not working between the 28th and
1st, please comment with your email address and ask for a form to be sent to
you and add to your accepted emais list.