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Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Friday Follow! 4/30

Can you believe that its already the end of April?

Where has the time gone?

It's almost May!

With May beginning tomorrow, you can expect some great things from Bizzimommi's Blog!

The month of May means BizziMommi's Birthday, and I am ready to share my birthday fun with my readers.

May also means Mother's Day, and we've got some great things lined up for Mom's special day as well.

Be sure to check back often in the next few weeks because there are big things going on behind the scenes here at BizziMommi's Blog.

Though the computer crashing set me back a bit,
 You'll be seeing all the great things I've been working on coming REALLY soon!

Happy Friday and Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest Toy Box- Review and Giveaway




My youngest son is a huge little Pirate fan, so when we had the opportunity to try some products from Guidecraft, The Pirate Collection was our first pick! My son loves his Guidecraft Rocking Pirate Ship (Be sure to enter our giveaway for this too!) and when he first saw the Pirate Treasure Chest Toy Box he was so excited!


"Treasure" he screamed "I love it!"

We laughed so hard, but weren't suprised by his reaction because my husband and I think the Guidecraft Treasure Chest Toy Box is pretty cool too!

At Guidecraft.com you can find all kinds of amazing quality children's furniture like the Pirate Treasure Chest Toy Box. Guidecraft has been making amazing products for over 40 years and their quality craftmanship and expertise show in every product.



The Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest came in a huge rectangular cardboard box.When we opened the box to assemble the toy box we could see that everything was packaged securely for safe shipping. Each piece is held in place with styrofoam to keep the pieces from being scratched. When your product arrives from Guidecraft you can expect it to arrive in excellent shape.






My husband pulled out each of the pieces of the treasure chest so that everything was laid out and ready to assemble. The lid of the treasure chest came put together, but the rest of the chest had to be assembled. He then opened the box of hardware and pulled out the direction sheet. Yes, this husband of mine does follow directions!  
























The Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest was really easy to assemble and the directions were simple to follow. It did take a bit longer than the Rocking Pirate Ship because there were more pieces and screws and bolts, but within about 30 minutes the Treasure Chest was ready to go!

The Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest is a wonderful toy box! I love all the details that Guidecraft included when designing this product. From the shape of the Treasure Chest to the gold paint edging it looks so realistic to what your child would imagine a Treasure Chest to look like. I love the painted scene on the front of the toy box. This image of a pirate ship on the water really matches well with the other Guidecraft Pirate Collection Products. On both of the sides of the pirate ship there are treasure maps and the pirate skull and cross bones. I just adore the whole look!


 
The Guidecraft Treasure Chest toy box is made of solid wood and is very durable as all of Guidecraft products are. There is  a piece of painted wood that can slip into the center to seperate the toy box into two halves. At a weight of 55 pounds this toy box is sturdy. The approximate size of the Pirate Treasure Chest is Dimensions: 20" Height x 20" Width x 32.5 Length, which means all of your little Matey's toys and treasures will fit right inside. The Treasure Chest features safety supports that protect your children's hands from being slammed and the design also prevents pinched fingers.





Having a treasure chest that is a toy box is a great idea and has even helped to encourage my little pirate to put his toys away. I tell him that he needs to keep his "Treasure" safe and he starts to pick up his toys and put them away! Its perfect!

My son absolutely loves his Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest as well as his Rocking Pirate Ship and I love to watch him imagine and play out fun pirate adventures with his Guidecraft products!






There is an entire Pirate Collection of children's furniture available from Guidecraft including the Pirate Treasure Chest, Rocking Pirate Ship, Table and Chairs SetRocking Chair, Set of 2 extra chairs and a table lamp. All of these pieces coordinate perfectly and make amazing decor for a pirate themed room.


If your child isn't a Pirate fan, Guidecraft offers many different designs of Childrens furniture and toys... Guidecraft has something for everyone!

Would your little Pirate love to have their own Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest Toy Box? You can purchase this product from Guidecraft.com for $185... or you could win one here at BizziMommi's Blog!

The generous people at Guidecraft are giving away one of these amazing Pirate Treasure Chest to one very lucky readers here at BizziMommi's Blog!


Ready to Enter? Here's How!

******First to enter this giveaway you MUST first be a Google Connect Follower of BizziMommi's Blog!


Leave a SEPERATE comment for each entry, each additional action is worth one entry unless otherwise stated below... YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY TO COUNT!

*Visit Guidecraft.com and tell me about another product that you love!

*Follow Guidecraft on Facebook

*Follow BizziMommi's Blog on Facebook

*Follow Guidecraft on Twitter

*Follow BizziMommi on Twitter

*Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link so I can check it

*Become a follower of the Guidecraft Blog

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via email

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via feed

*Comment on any of my Product Review posts (Other Giveaways don't count, each review is labeled so they are easy to find!)

*Post my button on your blog and leave me a link letting me know where I can find it (3 entries)

*Write about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to my original giveaway post. Leave a link so I can check your posting! (3 entries)

Be sure to leave your email address with your comments so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway Ends on Saturday May 29th 2010 at 11:59pm! I will then choose the winner using random.org. I will email the winner of this giveaway and post the winners names here on Bizzi-Mommi's Blog. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. This Giveaway is open to the USA!

Good Luck to everyone!

AND... Remember to enter our Guidecraft Rocking Pirate Ship Giveaway that ends on May 15th 2010 too!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Win it Wenesday-4/28

Welcome to another Wonderful Win it Wednesday here at BizziMommis Blog! Link up your giveaways and then enter some of mine while your here! We have some more amazing giveaways and reviews coming up this week so be sure to check back often for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you again soon!

BizziMommi's Current Giveaways

Strider PreBike Giveaway $110 ARV

Blamtastic 10 Lip Balm Giveaway

Emotes 5 Figure Giveaway

Guidecraft Rocking Pirate Ship $250 ARV

Pancake Puppies Plush-Buttermilk

Zoobies Plush-Winners Choice

Huge K'nex Giveaway $170 ARV




Monday, April 26, 2010

Recycle Kyle & Global Green Pals Review

I love to find great new toys for my family! Since we've started our new approach to living a more Eco-concious lifestyle I have really taken an interest in Green Toys. This is how I came across the Global Green Pals.



 Global Green pals are a group of adorable dolls made for children. The Global Green Pals can be used as a teaching tool to show children ways they can help the Earth! Not only do the dolls help to show your children ways to save the planet, they are also made from natural and recycled materials and they donate part of each sale to a great cause too.

From the Global Green Pals website...


"Award-winning Global Green Pals are made with Oeko-Tex 100 certified organic cotton. Clothing and accessories are made with organic, natural and tested fibers and low impact dyes. Dolls are stuffed with 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic PET bottle stuffing. Each Doll comes with an imaginative character tag printed on recycled paper, using soy based ink that tells each character story and offers kid-friendly green tips on how to help the Earth. Don't forget, every time you purchase a Global Green Pal, you help the earth too, as a portion of every purchase supports earth-saving efforts around the globe via One Percent for the Planet!"



 I was lucky enough to receive one of their dolls, Recycle Kyle for review.

As soon as the package arrived from Global Green Pals my youngest son immediately took to Kyle! He had a new buddy that he just couldn't put down! I was impressed by the quality of Recycle Kyle and the amount of detail put into my son's new found friend! Recycle Kyle has wild yarn hair that your child can style. He is wearing a t-shirt that is tan in color and also carries a tan messenger bag. On both the bag and the t-shirt you will notice the universal sign for recycling. Kyle wears green short with "GGP" stitched onto the right pant leg. He also wears Green and White Shoes.

Recycle Kyle's facial features are sewn on and his eyes and smile are welcoming. You can see the care that went into making and designing this doll.

Tied to Recycle Kyles right Wrist is a large tag printed with Soy ink on Recycled Paper. It shows a picture of Recycle Kyle's animated image on the front and inside it has some background information on Kyle. The tag also has some great ideas for kids on things they can do to Save the Planet. I think that the Global Green Pals are the perfect tool to aid in teaching children about living Green and helping to take care of our planet and I also love that they are made with quality natural and recycled materials! Not only do Global Green Pals talk the talk of conservation and reusing, they walk the walk and make their products that way too!

I've fallen in love with Recycle Kyle as has my little man, and because we think Kyle is so great we've added Recycle Kyle and the Global Green Pals as one of....

BizziMommi's Top Toys and Children's Products of 2010

Check out GlobalGreenPals.com to find out more about Recycle Kyle and his other Global Green Pals including...

*Carbon Offset Chet
*Pani Rani
*Pink Corral Laurel
*Clean Air Kate

You can also find fun stories and updates about all the great things that these Green friends are doing for our planet. This is a great way to keep your child interested in doing things that are good for the Earth.

There is a Global Green Pal for every little one! Global Green Pals are available for sale on the website and right now you can get them for $25 which is $5 off the normal retail price. For more information or to pick out your own Global Green Pal, visit...


or

follow Global Green Pals on Facebook

follow Global Green Pals on Twitter





Blamtastic Lip Balm Review and Giveaway



If you are a regular reader of my blog, you have probably figured out how much I LOVE lip stuff. Lip balm, Lip gloss... I like it all and I am always interested in trying new products. Searching the web for new Lip products I came across Blamtastic.com.  I started reading the information about their products and had to try their amazing Blamtastic Lip Balm!

So what makes Blamtastic Lip Balm so special? Well, for starters, Blamtastic Lip Balm is a family affair! Blamtastic is the creation of two amazing young girls, the Sandler Sisters Lily and Melanie who came up with the idea for Blamtastic when they were 10 and 9 years old! With the help of their Mother and Blam Master Retha, Blamtastic Lip Balm is sweeping the nation and winning over each and every person who tries their amazing products!

Blamtastic Lip Balm is available in a variety of fun flavors for both girls and BOYS! Yep you read it right! I love that Blamtastic has a line of lip balm made especially for boys! My boys like lip balm, but I have never seen a balm made just for them!


The girls line is called Blamtastic Luscious Lip Balm. Flavors include...

Cherry Nilla- Who knew cherries and vanilla together would taste so divine. SPF 15

 
 
 
Strawberry Shake-The creamiest strawberriest shake you've ever had! SPF 15




Lemon-liscious-Pucker those lips cause this lemon is sweet-n-tart. SPF 15



O.M.G (Oh My Grape)-The grapiest grape in town!!! SPF 15





Wow Wow Watermelon-Wet your whistle with this juicy slice of watermelon heaven!




The Boys Blam line is called Blamtastic Potent Lip Balm for Guys. The Flavors include...



Brain Squeeze - Sour Cherry-Can your brain can handle it??? SPF 15

 


Radioactive - Lemon Lime-Caution - may cause an eerie glow or occasional sparking. Remove the cap carefully. SPF 15
 
 


Alien Invasion - Green Apple-We were abducted by aliens and forced to make this BLAM. It is out of this world! SPF 15

 


Grand Slam BLAM - Bubble Gum-It's a hit, it's a score, it's a home run! May improve athletic abilities. SPF 15
 
 
 
 
Ballistic Blam-It's a Ballistic Blast of Bodacious Blue Razz Blam. Say that 3 times fast! SPF 15

 
 
 
Frenetic Fizz-Orange Soda. Oh, Yeah! Feel the Fizz! SPF 15

 
 
 
At Blamtastic.com you can even buy these adorable lip balm sleeves that you can attach to your purse, notebook, bookbag, key chain or even your belt loop to keep your Blam handy at all times! For girls, the Blam Sleeves come in Pink and Orange and for the Guys the Blam holders come in Green and Black.
 
 
 
 
With the exception of the Guys Grand Slam Blam, I have had the opportunity to try every flavor of Blamtastic Lip Balm which has been such a treat to this lip stuff junkie! It was like Christmas when my package arrived from Blamtastic! The first thing I noticed about the Blam when I pulled them out of the box were the fun labels on each of the lip balms. The girls were made to look pretty and sweet while the boys looked fun and like something my boys would like. The names of each of the different lip balms were fun too, especially for the Guys Blam! 
 
I started testing each of the amazing flavors of Blamtastic Lip Balm and was impressed by each and every one! All of the lip balms go on so smooth and leave your lips feeling slick and moisturized without feeling waxy or greasy. The scent of each flavor is so good, but not only does Blamtastic Lip Balm smell great but it litterally TASTES great too! I couldn't help but lick my lips. The flavor of each Lip Balm is amazing! My favorite would have to be the Alien Invasion Green Apple! It reminds me of a Charms Blow Pop in green apple flavor! Yum! The flavor of these lip balms beat any on the market!
 
MOVE OVER BONNIE BELL, THERE'S A NEW BALM IN TOWN!
 
 Blamtastic is not tested on animals... in fact Lily and Melanie love animals, and I bet they would think that their adorable guinea pigs would look mighty silly wearing lip balm! Each of the lip balms have an sunscreen with a SPF 15 that keeps your lips safe in the sun. Blamtastic is made in the USA and contain quality ingredients. Some of the great ingredients used in Blamtastic Lip Balm include...
 
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Octinoxate (7.5%), Oxybenzone (3%), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sweetener, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) with a little color for fun.
 
You can tell that the Sandler's put their heart and soul into each and every product they sell. The quality of these amazing lip balms is evident from the first application to your lips! For all the reasons I love Blamtastic Lip Balm, I have named Blamtastic as one of...
 
BizziMommi's Top Toys and Children's Products of 2010
 
 I would recommend Blamtastic Lip Balm to anyone who loves a great lip balm and especially to mother's of boys who are looking for a lip balm made for their sons! My boys ages 8 and 9 love their Guys Blam and even the girls flavors too! From ages 5 to 95, Blamtastic is a fantastic lip balm for everyone!
 
Interested in purchasing your own? Blamtastic Lip Balms and the Lip Balm Sleeves are available for sale on their site for $2.99 each, which is an amazing price for these fabulous lip balms. I suggest you check them out! Visit http://www.blamtastic.com/ for more info!
 
Want to win it?
 
One Lucky BizziMommi's Blog reader will win the same package I received from Blamtastic! This set includes all 5 girls lip balms and 2 blam sleeves for girls as well as 5 of the Guys lip balms and 2 blam sleeves for guys! This is an amazing set of 10 Lip Balms and 4 sleeves that I guarantee you'll enjoy, and its a $40+ value!
 
Ready to Enter? Here's How!


******First to enter this giveaway you MUST first be a Google Connect Follower of BizziMommi's Blog!

Leave a SEPERATE comment for each entry, each additional action is worth one entry unless otherwise stated below... YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY TO COUNT!


*Visit Blamtastic.com and tell me something you've learned from their site! 


*Follow BizziMommi's Blog on Facebook
*Follow Blamtastic on Twitter
 
*Follow BizziMommi on Twitter

*Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link so I can check it (Daily Entry!)

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via email

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via feed

*Comment on any of my Product Review posts (Other Giveaways don't count, each review is labeled so they are easy to find!)

*Post my button on your blog and leave me a link letting me know where I can find it (3 entries)

*Write about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to my original giveaway post. Leave a link so I can check your posting! (3 entries)

Be sure to leave your email address with your comments so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway Ends on Saturday May 22nd 2010 at 11:59pm! I will then choose the winner using random.org. I will email the winner of this giveaway and post the winners name here on BizziMommi's Blog. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. This Giveaway is open to residents of the USA!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

EMOTES Review and Giveaway

Being a Mom of 3 boys I am always looking for the hottest toys and games. One day while searching the internet I came across Emotes.com... I didn't know exactly what Emotes were but after seeing these adorable characters I had to find out more! There was a video that was made to tell about the Emotes, so I watched it and this is what it said...

"Emotes are a small race of beings with human like feelings who live in the internet. They are constantly learning about the world and themselves. Living inside the internet there is no knowledge they can't posess. Each Emote posesses a unique power that is distinct to his or her own  personality. Emotes use their powers in their ongoing fight aganist Dr. Viro an evil genius who wants to take over the internet. Join the Emotes as they crack the code and embark on exciting new adventures!"

There are 24 Emotes and each Emote is identified with a different emotion. The 12 main Emotes include...

Abash- The Embarassed
Amore- The Lovestruck
Boom- The Angry
Bubba- The Happy
Cant- The Frustrated
Drain- The Exhausted
Ick- The Disgusted
Imp- The Michevious
Joi- The Excited
Jumpi- The Shocked
Mixy- The Confused
Super- The Confident
Yawni- The Bored

On the Emotes website you can watch little animated videos of each of these Emotes, learning more about their character! Besides being adorable and fun, there is a lot of meaning behind the Emotes and they can be used as a very helpful tool in communicating with your children about their feelings. Perfect for both boys and girls of all ages, see how Emotes can help strengthen the bonds between yourself and your children while finding new ways to talk to your children.

From Emotes.com...

The Emotes were created to help children identify and deal with their emotions. The Emotes are a great tool to help you talk to your child about their feelings! Children face many emotional challenges as they grow up in an increasingly complex world. Issues such as peer pressure, bullying and prejudice can leave a child feeling alone and insecure. Levels of depression and anxiety increase when a child is unable to understand and express his or her emotions. The Emotes are here to help! In the wonderful world of Emotia, emotions aren’t denied--they are celebrated!

Within the Emotes Books, children will encounter many different characters; from Boom “The Angry” to Jumpi “The Scared”. They will read about Dr. Viro, a sinister and scheming character who attempts to rob the Emotes of their emotional superpowers. The Emotes work together and support each other, allowing each Emote to feel whatever they may feel. This mutual respect and togetherness allows the Emotes to defeat Dr.Viro’s plans to plunge Emotia into darkness—the darkness of emotional repression. The Emotes are role models. They teach children that bringing emotions into the light of awareness is far healthier than trying to hide them in the dark!

Since I thought the Emotes were pretty cool I decided to introduce my boys to them and see what they thought. I showed them Emotes.com where there were games to play and even a way to design your own Emote character. There are comics to read and videos to watch too! Emotes.com is a fully interactive website and my kids really love playing with all the different features available on the site! It was exciting to see my kids talking to each other about different emotions and feelings with each other as well as myself and my husband. I could see new lines of communication emerging before my eyes!
 
 
After I saw how much my boys liked the website, I showed them the Emotes toys and books I had received and they were THRILLED! They were telling me which Emotes they most related to and I thought it was really cool that they were sharing their feelings!
 
 
On Emotes.com you can shop for your favorite Emotes characters! There are 10 inch plush, books, 2.5 inch PVC figures, 4 inch keychains, t-shirts, bags and a really cool display case that comes with 12 of the 2.5 PVC figures.
 
The Display Case is pretty cool and my boys favorite Emotes product. It features slots for each of the 12 characters to sit in, and then an extra slot in the middle for you to put the Emote that associates with the way your are feeling for the day. It is really neat! My boys pull out their figures and play with them together and like to put a different Emote in the center slot each and every day.
 
 
There are so many things I love about the Emotes including the toys and the fun games and activities available on the website. I really love that these amazing characters have opened up a new way of talking about feelings with my boys. At their ages, it is important to build those lines of communication now because as they mature and become teens (scary!) I want them to know that Mom and Dad are here and ready to listen to anything they want to talk to us about. For all of these fabulous reasons, I've named the Emotes as a....
 
BizziMommi's Blog Top Toy and Children's Products of 2010
 
Do you think that the Emotes could help you and your children communicate you're feelings? Check out the Emotes website for more information on these great characters at...
 
 
And now for the giveaway news!
 
 The generous people from Emotes and Evergrow Limited are giving one lucky BizziMommi's Blog reader 5 Emotes 2.5 inch PVC figures!  That's 5 different Emotes to share with your kids, each come packaged like the one pictured here.
 
How cool is that?!
 
Ready to Enter? Here's How!
 
******First to enter this giveaway you MUST first be a Google Connect Follower of BizziMommi's Blog!


Leave a SEPERATE comment for each entry, each additional action is worth one entry unless otherwise stated below... YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY TO COUNT!

*Visit Emotes.com and tell me something you've learned or tell me about one of the Emotes not mentioned here!

*Follow BizziMommi's Blog on Facebook

*Follow BizziMommi on Twitter

*Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link so I can check it (Daily Entry!)

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via email

*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via feed

*Comment on any of my Product Review posts (Other Giveaways don't count, each review is labeled so they are easy to find!)

*Post my button on your blog and leave me a link letting me know where I can find it (3 entries)

*Write about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to my original giveaway post. Leave a link so I can check your posting! (3 entries)

Be sure to leave your email address with your comments so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway Ends on Saturday May 22nd 2010 at 11:59pm! I will then choose the winner using random.org. I will email the winner of this giveaway and post the winners names here on Bizzi-Mommi's Blog. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. This Giveaway is open to residents of the USA!

Good Luck to everyone!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Strider PreBike Review and Giveaway

My boys all love being outdoors! My older boys really love riding their bikes, but my youngest was left out. At 2 1/2 years old, our options were limited. He was too big for the little toddler ride on toys, but too young for a regular bike. It made me sad because he was left out of all the fun his brothers were having! That was until we got a Strider PreBike! Now he can ride and feel like a big boy and have fun with his big brothers!

So what is a Strider PreBike? Taken from their website...

"Designed for children, ages 1 - 5, the Strider™ PREbike is lightweight, easy to control and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider teaches your child balance, coordination and develops glittering confidence.


And the Strider is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place his feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding."

The Strider PreBike is amazing! The PreBike is what you might call a Balance Bike or Running Bike. It is a bike without pedals or training wheels that allows your child to become accustom to sitting on bicycle seat and balance while they have the ability to have both of their feet on the pavement and push themselves along. The It is really easy to use, and my 2 1/2 year old caught on immediately!

The Strider PreBike is lightweight at only about 7 pounds. "Pre-Bike" is the perfect name for this amazing little bike that gives your child the confidence in their abilities to steer and balance. Using the Strider PreBike, your child learns the basics and then when they are introduced to a pedal bike, they can quickly learn to ride!

When my son's Strider PreBike arrived, he saw the box and was so excited by the pictures on the box. He knew the bicycle inside was for him! My husband had the PreBike completely assembled in less than 20 minutes and we were ready to ride! Ever since its been put together he's been inseperatable from the Prebike. Weather permitting we are outside everyday so he can ride!

The Strider PreBike is available in Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red and Pink. The List price for the PreBike is $110 but are available on the website for $99! The PreBike is worth the investment and made extemely well. The quality of this bicycle shows in every well made part.Satisfaction is guaranteed and Strider evens offer a 60 day Money Back Guarantee because they want you to be happy with your purchase!

My son ADORES his Strider PreBike! He has so much fun riding with his brothers and I love the fact that this amazing bike is allowing him to learn skills that he will use when biking for the rest of his life!

I have been so impressed by the quality of the Strider PreBike as well as all of the great skills it teaches early bike riders that I've named the Strider PreBike as one of...

BizziMommi's Top Toys and Children's Products of 2010

If your little one is interested in biking, I would definitely recommend checking out StriderSports.com where you can find out more about the Strider PreBike and even purchase one for your family!


Wouldn't you love to have a Strider PreBike for your little one to learn to ride?


Here's your chance!

The generous people at Strider Sports are giving away a Strider PreBike to one lucky BizziMommi's Blog Reader! And.. The winner will get their choice of color, too!

Excited for your chance to win?


Here's how to enter!

******First to enter this giveaway you MUST first be a Google Connect Follower of BizziMommi's Blog!

Leave a SEPERATE comment for each entry, each additional action is worth one entry unless otherwise stated below... YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY TO COUNT!


*Visit StriderSports.com and tell me something else you've learned about the Strider PreBike!


*Follow Strider PREBike on Facebook


*Follow BizziMommi's Blog on Facebook


*Follow Strider PREBike on Twitter


*Follow BizziMommi on Twitter


*Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link so I can check it (Daily Entry!)


*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via email


*Subscribe to Bizzi-Mommi's Blog via feed


*Comment on any of my Product Review posts (Other Giveaways don't count, each review is labeled so they are easy to find!)


*Post my button on your blog and leave me a link letting me know where I can find it (3 entries)


*Write about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to my original giveaway post. Leave a link so I can check your posting! (3 entries)


Be sure to leave your email address with your comments so I can contact you if you win!

Giveaway Ends on Saturday May 22nd 2010 at 11:59pm! I will then choose the winner using random.org. I will email the winner of this giveaway and post the winners names here on Bizzi-Mommi's Blog. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. This Giveaway is open to residents of the USA!

Good Luck to everyone!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The SAD Truth...

I had some really exciting things planned for BizziMommi's Blog this week, but as you can see... Things just didn't work out. WHY?

The Hard Drive on my computer went BAD!!!!

Yup, your read it right. I lost so many pictures and documents I had written for upcoming reviews and giveaways, and now I have had to start from scratch...

So, that's the Sad, SAD truth.

But, the good news is... I am up and running on a new computer so you can expect to see some of those exciting things coming this weekend and through next week too! We've got more reviews of fabulous products coming as well as AMAZING giveaways! Starting tonight, I'll be busy getting everything ready to go!

There's a lot to look forward to so keep checking back, and as always thanks for supporting my site!

Earth Day Recap- Announcing our Winners!

Yesterday was Earth Day...did you do something wonderful to help the planet? Every little thing we do adds up to make a big difference in this world.

This year I have pledged to quit using plastic grocery bags and instead use reusable shopping bags every time I go to the store. Honestly, this has been something I had wanted to do for a while and it is been a really easy transition! I know it might seem like a small contribution to our planet, but with a family of five we are saving a lot of plastic from making it's way to the landfill. If more families like mine decided to go the reusable route, just think of all the great things that could happen as a result! Less omissions from making the bags, less plastics in the landfill, petroleum and other natural resources would be saved... it really adds up!

Speaking of reusables... Earth Day meant the end of two Great Giveaways here at BizziMommi's Blog... Do you want to know who are lucky winners are? Using Random.org these numbered comments were chosen as the winners of the following giveaways....

ReusableBags.com $25 e-Certificate

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Hairy Kids- All Natural Childrens Haircare

I have been looking at the products that my family uses more closely lately. There are so many chemicals in the everyday products we use, and many of them I can't even pronounce! I often wonder if these chemicals are harmful to my boys and so I've been looking for all natural alternatives. One of the products I've had the opportunity to try and have come to love is...



Hairy Kids All Natural Children's Haircare products come in 4 great varieties including Seaside, Tropical, Lemonade and Unscented. Let me tell you now, they are all fabulous and have their own great properties. Each of the product lines offer a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash/Bubble Bath and Styling Gel.

Seaside- Seaside has a soothing, calming scent reminding us of days spent along the seashore - fresh and relaxing, leaving a light scent on hair and body. Seaside shampoo and conditioner are good for Normal to Dry hair.

Tropical- a vibrant burst of fruity and floral infusions - very refreshing, leaving a light scent on hair and body. Tropical shampoo and conditioner are good for All hair types.

Lemonade-  refreshing and invigorating, leaving a light lemon scent on hair and body. Lemonade shampoo and conditioner are good for Oily to Normal hair.

Unscented- Our Unscented line was developed for those with special sensitivities, or for those who just want an all natural fragrance/scent free alternative - Nature's finest! The Unscented shampoo and conditioner are good for All hair types. (Safe for infants)


Hairy Kids All Natural Children's Haircare products are perfect for the whole family!

Hairy Kids All Children's Haircare products are...
*dye free
*fragrance free
*paraben free
*gmo free
*sodium lauryl sulfate free
*essential oil scented
*all natural preservatives
*biodegradable
*recyclable bottles
*ph balanced
*fair trade
*not tested on animals
*made in Canada
*an unscented product line anyone can use
*certified highest quality ingredients
*adults can use it too!

Hairy Kids products are the perfect alternative to the childrens hair care products full of chemicals and processed ingredients. With Hairy Kids, your kids hair will smell great, be moisturized and have a healthy shine! My sons really enjoy using their Hairy Kids products in the shower. My oldest son has a sensitive scalp and has had flaking since he was little. We have tried many different products over the years but have never found results that we'd been pleased with. After only 2 shampoos using Hairy Kids products, his scalp is less irritated and his flaking has completely disappeared! These products are AWESOME, and this Mommy is hooked!

I've even tried these amazing products on my own hair and have been so pleased with the results. I love lemon, so the Lemonade products are this Mommy's favorite! My hair feels so soft and silky after using Hairy Kids, I love it!
Want to learn more about these fantastic All Natural Haircare products for children?

Visit Hairykids.ca for more information on all of the amazing Hairy Kids All Natural Haircare products. While you're there, pick up a few products for your family to try!

ChopSaver Lip Balm

I am what you might call a lip stuff junkie. I love for my lips to feel soft and smooth and I am always on the look out for great new products.  One of the latest lip balms that I am loving is ChopSaver! It leaves my lips feeling so soft and moisturized without that gunky greasy feeling you find with so many other lip balms. ChopSaver is made with all natural ingredients and the quality of this product is evident every time I apply!

The tube in the picture above states, "For Musicians with Lips", that was originally how Chopsaver was born! Professional trumpet player Dan Gosling, had a friend who was also a fellow trumpet player tell him about treating a severe lip injury with natural herbs. As a trumpet player taking care of your lips is just as important as taking care of your instrument and that became the beginnings of Chopsaver!

As a trumpeter, Dan couldn't understand how musicians would spend thousands 
 of dollars on the best education and training, pay top dollar for amazing instruments and then find a cheap lip balm at the grocery checkout to lather on their lips a very important part of trumpeter or other horn player's career. He couldn't figure out! He wasn't happy with what he was finding on the market so he decided to make his own lip balm.

From a start in his home kitchen with a lot of experimenting and trial and error, he shared his new product with his musician friends who were all impressed! It was better than anything they had tried before! Now Chopsaver is made in a state-of-the art, FDA approved facility so Chopsaver can be shared with everyone who is looking for a great lip product!

For Musicians with Lips, For People with Lips!

What started as a product for musicians has now became a favorite lip product of many and is even doctor recommended! Made with high quality and natural ingredients, you are sure to love Chopsaver too!

ChopSaver is available in two fantastic formulas... Original and Gold! Both are equally wonderful and leave your lips feeling luscious and moisturized.

According to the site...
 
"ChopSaver Original is 100% all natural. It combines the goodness of herbs with nature’s finest oils and moisturizers like shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil and aloe. Kissed with the essential oils of citrus."

"ChopSaver Gold combines all the great qualities you’ve come to love about ChopSaver Original with two FDA approved sunscreens! Same soft feel and same great fragrance"


They are both fabulous! I love that they leave your lips feeling moisturized without feeling too greasy or waxy. ChopSaver has a great scent that is perfect for the entire family including the kids! If you are looking for a quality lip balm, look no further. ChopSaver is great!


You can purchase ChopSaver on their website at http://www.chopsaver.com/. ChopSaver is also available at better music stores across the country. You can find a list of all the retailers that carry ChopSaver on their website.