Saturday, February 28, 2015

Enter to #win a Lalaloopsy DVD and Doll

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.




If you are a fan of Lalaloopsy, or you know a little one who is, this is a fun giveaway for you to enter. Spend time exploring the Festival of Sugary Sweets with the Lalaloopsy gang in this 45-minute long DVD set to release on March 3rd, 2015.


Movie Theme: When a sugar shortage threatens the annual Festival of Sugary Sweets, the friends devise a delicious way to save the day - and discover that when you work together as a team, you can make something really special.

The lucky winner will also get a randomly selected Lalaloopsy Littles Doll to help them enjoy the fun. This is a very short giveaway, which means better odds for you! Enter to win and you could soon have the latest Lalalooopsy DVD delivered right to your doorstep.

US entrants only.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend #Giveaway! Berenstain Bears Book (new release)


The Berenstain Bears have been a favorite of all four of our kids!

Little man is a reader! We opted to hold him back for Kindergarten after his first year of school, and though that was a challenging decision at the time, it turned out to be the best thing we could have done for him.

This year in the 1st Grade, our son is reading at a 4th grade level, his confidence skills are soaring, and he's at the top table in his class. Yesterday he came home excited because he was one of the few students given Math worksheets to bring home for fun (he's excelling in Math too). I couldn't be happier for him.

Mama Bear is reiterating a lesson about manners to her little cubs. :)

That being said, one of things we do every single day, is read at least one book together. Quite some time ago, that switched from me reading to him, to him reading to me, and he loves it! Our most recent reading adventure took place in the land of the Berenstain Bears. This is a book series that has been in our lives for all four of our kids.

The Berenstain Bears, Please & Thank You Book
March 1, 2015 Release Date

The Berenstain Bears books always offer a positive message to their young audience, encouraging things such as good manners. Read along in their latest book, as Mama and Papa Bear remind the little cubs in the house of the importance of being polite.

In honor of the March 1st book release date for this book, one lucky winner is going to win a copy to call their own! This is a fast flash giveaway. Hurry to enter, and tell a friend! Eligible: US & Canada

20 pages, Ages 2+

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the prize for this giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner Announcement



Congratulations to the following whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter as giveaway winners:

Sentry Safe: Terry
Pacifica Beauty: Elisabeth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Will You Hit the Jackpot with Your Candle?

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Enter your code to find out how much your surprise
piece of jewelry is worth!

Candles are always popular, especially if they offer a pleasant but not overwhelming scent, are made of 100% premium natural soy, and burn a long time (these burn 80 to 100 hours). Jackpot Candles takes the love of candles even further, infusing them with Essential Oils and offering a prize piece of jewelry inside the wax of each one.

How does that work, you might wonder? And how do you know how much your jewelry find is worth? Well those questions are easy to answer.

  • Check your candle wax from time to time
  • When you see a glimmer of foil, blow out the flame
  • Get your Tweezers and gently pull out your prize
  • Unwrap your jewelry to see what you've got!
  • Enter the code on the appraisal page to see how much your item is worth

Jewelry pieces range from $15 - $5,000. I've seen videos of people getting the big prize items and it always makes me smile, but even if you don't, it's still fun to play along. I think these would make a fun gift idea and/or party favor (I'm thinking it would be an awesome item to add to a gift pkg. for bridesmaids!).

The jewelry piece will be a ring, necklace, or earrings. You can enter your ring size when you order to ensure proper fit.

I haven't burned my candle yet, but I will be doing so over the weekend and putting up a picture of it on my Instagram account. Be sure to check in there to see if I got the big win! :)

Jackpot Candles are made in the USA. Check out their website to see the huge selections of fragrances available for purchase. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a candle to call their own (random selection). US entrants.

Another Chance to Win!

Theresa's Mixed Nuts is also giving away one of these candles. If you want to increase your odds of winning, click here to see what her jewelry prize was, and enter her giveaway too!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ad Urbini has a New Furniture Line and a Great Giveaway Too! #UrbiniDreamNursery #IC

Disclosure: I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Imagine Urbini Designer Rachel Dacks coming to your home,
fully stacked with the latest Urbini line of furniture!

IF you're having a baby, and you need a new nursery, or you need an existing nursery redone, this is definitely the contest for you! If you are not in need of a new nursery, but you share the contest per the entry rules, you could still win one of the daily $50 Walmart Gift Cards that are being given away!

For those of you in need of a new nursery, how does an Urbini crib, matching changing table, 6-drawer dresser, and play yard sound? Great, right? Add to that paint/wall decor, window treatments, area rugs and accessories, and a personal visit to the room from Urbini designer Rachel Dacks, and one lucky winner is going to be simply over the moon! A 2nd Winner is going to take home an Urbini crib, and a 3rd Place winner will score an Urbini Cubi Play Yard!


Entering is just an Instagram share away. Simply upload a photo to your personal Instagram account sharing a room you would like to turn into a nursery (or an existing nursery you would like to have made anew!), and note why your room would benefit from having Urbini's newly launched furniture line in it. Be sure to include the hashtag #UrbiniDreamNursery and #contest with your entry.

For those of you who don't have a nursery need, you can still enter to win one of (14) $50 Walmart gift cards by sharing the contest! One lucky winner will be randomly drawn each day.

Enter below or enter via the website UrbiniDreamNursery.com

You can learn more about Urbini by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,

This contest runs Feb. 25 - March 18. Good luck to all who enter!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Lending a Hand


Understanding artist intent not only increases clarity but also
allows us to experience a deeper appreciation of what it is we're seeing.
The Hand in Silver Spring, MD. is no exception.

Ray Kaskey created The Hand to reflect the mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to record and protect the environment. The seagulls are part of the NOAA's logo, and the hand is releasing them gently into the atmosphere. This work of art stands 12 ft. high and is made of Bronze.

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Christie B whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the ESSIO Aromatherapy giveaway.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own (or in this case, my oldest son's). 

Guest Post: Doing his first blog post ever, my oldest son. :)

My husband has a new car, I do not. In fact, my vehicle is really pushing it on miles. But it is in perfect condition looks-wise, and it gets us where we're going (knock on wood)...and since hubby is the only one with a consistent income since we moved (*sigh*) I'm keeping it until a). it dies b). I am lucky enough to get hired in Higher Ed. Admin. (easy to do in our old big/busy city, NOT easy to do in our new rural one...but I digress, I know). The fact is though, that my car is so old it oft times is incompatible with the newer devices, such as the Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Car Kit being written about today (the device requires a 3.5mm input jack in the car stereo and my car doesn't have it).

That being the case, I gave this product to my son and his wife, who were able to install it in her car to try it out, and my son has written today's post. Please give him a warm welcome, it's his first time ever to write up a blog post. :)


Kinivo BTC 455 Bluetooth Car Kit
Guest Post: Mail4Rosey's Oldest Son

This is what comes in the box. Super easy to Install!

This bluetooth device was well packaged and organized.  The instruction manual was easy to read and understand.



Installation:  To install this bluetooth device you simply plug the power device into the cigarette lighter port of your car, which by the way has a USB port on top so you can charge a device while using the Bluetooth device.  Then you plug the headphone jack into the correct port on your vehicle.  Double sided tape is provided with the kit to install the microphone unit.

Use:  To use this voice command device you simply place the vehicles stereo on AUX and you are in business.  This bluetooth device allows the user to not only send and receive calls, but also allows music to be played via a bluetooth device.  No more CD's for the owner of this device, Pandora all the way!!

is available on Amazon (photo source).

Recommendation:  I would recommend this product to anyone whom has a vehicle with a headphone jack that does not already have built-in bluetooth capabilities.  This device is easy to use and allows the user to even change songs from the circular device shown in the photograph.  Know that the circular device is also the microphone for the user’s voice so ensure it is placed close enough to pick up speech during phone calls.  


A big thank you to my son for testing out this product and giving me the write-up.


Connect 2 phones via Bluetooth at once (photo source).

I love that the multi-point pairing allows you to connect up to two Bluetooth capable devices simultaneously. That means you can play music and answer calls from two separate audio sources wtihout disconnecting and pairing over and over again. I also appreciate that it supports so many Bluetooth Profiles (HFP, HSP, A2DP, and AVRCP). You can use it with Apple, Android, Blackberry, etc. AND, I like that it comes with a 48-inch auxiliary cable and 24-inch extension cable to allow for convenient placement. The BTC455 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit comes with a one-year warranty. 

You can learn more about Kinivo by visiting their website (or visiting Amazon). You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Candy Club: Premium Monthly Subscription for Candy Lovers!

Disclosure: I received a sample to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Candy Club Premium Monthly Subscription for candy lovers.
Something for Everyone: Sweet, Sour, Toffee & Taffy. 

Who says you only get bills in the mail? Last week I almost had to wrestle with my mail lady. She pulled into the drive, rang the doorbell and made a little chit-chat while she got my mail ready to hand over. When she saw the side of one of my boxes said "Candy Club" she pushed it towards me, and then pulled it back. She didn't want to give it up. Can't say that I blame her! Look at all the goodies packed in there!

Candy Club is a premier candy of the month club offering the only premium, monthly subscription service designed especially for candy lovers. These aren't candies you can find at your local drugstore; Candy Club's sweet-toothed aficionados and tastemakers are constantly searching for unique and exciting additions from around the world to include in their lineup of sweet treats.

Sour Power Strawberry Belts

Of all the items in the box, these chewy ribbon strips were my fave. They were dipped in sugar and they were sour! I love sour candy, it is by far my favorite over chocolate every single time!

Albanese Mini Gummi Butterflies

And the butterfly gummies were a hit with the kids. They really were plump and juicy, not a bit rubbery or too chewy (like so many gummy treats that are sold).

The candy selections (except the delicious and very rich salt water taffy), come in cute pop-top containers that are see-through, so you can display them as is, or you can pretty them up even more by putting your candy in display jars/containers. There's something warm, welcoming, and festive about walking into a room that has a candy display. :)

Each month Candy Club subscribers receive a selection of 2-3 lbs. of candy, hand selected from the thousands they have available in their carefully crafted inventory. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back, and you can choose your plan. If you are just looking for a one-time treat, or want to try the service out, simply order a one month delivery for $24.99. If you are looking for a longer-term treat subscription, opt for the 6 or 12-month plans ($22.99 or $19.99 per month respectively), sit back, and let the candy deliveries begin.

You can learn more about Candy Club by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Zazzle 30 Days of Maker #Giveaway List! $1,000 Grand Prize Shopping Spree!

Disclosure: A product was received in exchange for the post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


There's still time for you to enter the Zazzle 30 Days of Maker Giveaways! The grand prize is a $1,000 shopping spree on their website! The last day to enter is February 21st so hurry on over and get your entries in!

With each daily entry, you receive a chance to win the daily Sweepstakes prize. Each day you enter you'll receive an e-mail the following day for 30% off the previous day's product. I love that extra perk they threw in there!

You will also receive exclusive discounts via e-mail. AND each day you enter, you'll get an additional chance to win the Sweepstakes Grand Prize $1,000 Zazzle shopping spree I mentioned in the first sentence of this post.

Photo Source for Made Eyewear: Zazzle

Today's item for giveaway is for a pair of Made Eyewear. Retailing at $84.95 and coming in many styles and colors, these glasses are a fun win or purchase for the soon-to-be here summer fun (oh yes, warm weather is a'coming).

Photo Source: Zazzle

Tomorrow's giveaway item is a Big Shot Bicycle, retailing at $429.00. This bike would be an amazing purchase (or win if you're the lucky entrant selected) for hitting the trails when Spring arrives. I love riding the trail with my kids, it's plain good exercise and fun.

And don't forget the grand prize winner gets a cool $1,000 shopping spree. That's a nice prize. :)


Take a look around Zazzle to see the bazillions of great items they have for sale and be sure to enter the giveaway here while there's still time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

BayB Brand Bean Bag Chair

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

The BayB Brand Bean Bag Chair in green
It comes in many other colors/patterns

This review is not going to be at all like my normal review. Most of my product reviews show us using a product, but for this one, the sweet little girl who was supposed to be in the BayB Brand Bean Bag Chair, is instead in ICU. She was full-term, and all was going as planned when they discovered the cord was wrapped around her neck. Mom was given an instant C-section and baby was emergency transported to a specialty hospital. The sweet baby girl has been hooked up to wires, put out with sedatives, and wrapped in cooling blankets. After a few days now, she has just opened her eyes and things are looking good. Very good.

You can see the seat belt up close here.
It's soft on baby's legs and tummy but has a firm closing plastic clip.

My welcome home gift for her was one of these awesome BayB Brand Bean Bag Chairs. I ordered green because mom and dad (my nephew and his wife) didn't want to know the baby's sex prior to her birth. Green was safe, and cute for either color. The chair comes in ten different colors/patterns.  On top of the chair, where baby rests, you will find a harness that is made of the same soft material as the top of the chair.

The dimensions are 28.4 x 16.1 x 20.5 and it weighs less than a pound. It is easy to wipe clean. The top of the chair is fully over locked and double stitched for security and comfort. There is an actual entire layer of the soft green fabric zipped over the top of the chair. This gives it extra strength to ensure no beans escape.

As noted by BayB Brand, their bean bag chair helps prevent the development of flat head and relieves acid reflux and gas, both very important for the new little one in the house. It is also very portable and would be great to take on overnight trips, or for just having a safe place to tuck baby in close to mom or dad while they go about the house doing their daily chores.

My nephew's sweet baby girl will be home to enjoy her
BayB Brand Bean Bag Chair in no time at all!

Our chair is patiently waiting for sweet baby girl to come to her home, but it's going to be a couple of weeks still. It was a rough start for a perfect pregnancy, but that's okay... we have no doubt that the little one is going to be 100% okay and very happy to be home when she gets there! My nephew sent me a video of her all hooked up to her machines and crying. He said, 'Let it all out, it's okay.' She stopped crying and was listening for his voice. It was wonderful. And we all love her like she's been here forever. :)

This chair retails for $69.99, and it's worth every penny. :) Check out the many other styles and patterns of BayB Brand Bean Bag Chairs by visiting their website. You can also find them on Amazon, Facebook, and/or Twitter.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Comparing Paris and Cleveland. Say What?


The pyramid in front of Louvre in Paris, France

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
The same architect,  I.M.. Pei, did both
I find the contrast of  locations surprising.
Cool, but surprising. :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FabKids Gets Studious!

Disclosure: I received a FabKids outfit to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


One of the fun archways in the new kids' room!
My son is wearing the FabKids Stripe Colorblock Tee
and the Classic Straight Denim Pants

One of the libraries close to us just had a major overhaul done, and one of the things they did was add a bona fide kid's room to the building. Previously, they had just a small play area designated in the adult section, so this was a big and very welcome change!

The new section of the library has painted murals on the walls!
And the FabKids tee was colorful and fun enough to fit right in!

The second we knew the building was done, we headed over to give it a look. In addition to the fun archways, like you see in the first picture, they also painted murals on the wall with bright, colorful prints. I think the FabKids outfit fit right in with the 'fun theme,' don't you? :)

The new section of the library has water fountains, woohoo!
The stripes and colors on the tee are printed all around.

I love that one of the new additions for this month is a colorblock tee! No one was happier when colorblock came back into style than me! I love the look, and always have, so I was happy to select this short-sleeve Stripe Colorblock Tee for my son. You can see that the stripes and the colors go all the way around the shirt, and I think that gives it a clean, fresh look. I love the color choices they've used to put this one together too.

A new section just for kid movies. Hurrah!
The length of the FabKids pants is just right, and
the light color is a new addition to my son's wardrobe!

The FabKids Classic Straight Denim Pants have a nice and roomy fit, and the light color is new to my son's wardrobe! The pants at FabKids are hands down my favorite for quality, durability and style. When you have a little boy, all of the above are important because the rumor that boys can be very hard on their pants is true!! That's okay, it just means they play hard, which we don't mind a bit. ;)

Learning toys were added, and that mat phased colors when stepped on!
The FabKids outfit we selected this month was roomy and comfortable.

FabKids is a monthly clothing subscription for children. Each month you will get charged a pre-determined amount for one outfit credit. Then at any time in the future, you can go in and select your outfit of choice, and have it delivered right to your door! You can select from the outfits that are already put together, or you can mix and match to create your own look! If you don't want to be charged for the month, you simply note that on your account by the due date specified. There is never an obligation to purchase.

Interactive Toys were added, they were on every side of this display.
The FabKids outfit is easy to move around in!

We love when the monthly subscription comes in and have always been very happy with our selections. Everywhere we go people comment on how well-dressed little man is, and that is especially true if he is wearing a FabKids outfit.

Kids could exit through the archways, or...
they could sit on the steps to pose for a photo opp. ;)

Founded in part by popular actress Christina Applegate, the FabKids line always offers a large variety of high quality, cute-cute items to choose from, and they usually have some pretty great sales going on too. Right now members (membership is free!) can get 20% off of their first item. With their already reasonable prices, that is an awesome deal! There is also a limited-time new member exclusive deal going on right now, where you can buy one outfit and get one free. A huge WOOHOO for it too! BOGO free offers are always a welcome find!

So, I am loving the new look at the library, and the new look for my son!

You can learn more about FabKids by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Xty whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Collage.com photo pillow giveaway.

Hasta la Vista to Dirt, Bacteria and Carpet Grime!

I found this infographic to be a tad bit disturbing. The walkway at our front door (just past the tile entry) is getting so downtrodden from winter traffic that I can't help but wonder if it is a culprit for the grime mentioned therewithin.

We vacuum daily but only have the carpets cleaned professionally once a year (right after winter packs up for the season and leaves). If you have carpeting, how often do you have yours done? Will this change your mind on how you look at/care for your carpet?


Source: eReplacementParts.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

Keeping Seniors Safe (w/a Combination Fire Safe #Giveaway) #MasterLockProtects

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Years ago, when I was a teen in high school, I remember my grandfather telling us the story of a young man trying to help him up to the porch. He'd only been right there on the walkway leading to his house, he certainly didn't need help. But he was elderly, and had always walked slower than others, having a noticeable drag to his leg from a bout with Polio he'd had in his youth. In short, he was an easy target. 

My grandfather told that young man several times that he didn't need assistance, and even told him flat out to go away. The man tried to force his way up to 'help' my grandfather anyway, reaching for his elbow...and then my grandmother just happened to look out of the window. She came out and shooed the guy off just as his hand was tugging at my grandfather's back pocket, where his wallet was kept. Thankfully nothing was stolen, the police were notified, and our story had a happy ending. What I remember though, was the feeling of despair I had, in thinking about how violated and helpless he must have felt in the moment. 


Master Lock Shares Advice for Senior Safety as Part of an Ongoing Campaign to Keep Consumers Safe through Every Stage of Life

With nearly 50 million citizens age 65 and older living in the United States and Canada, seniors represent one of the fastest growing population segments, but also a demographic commonly targeted for crime. As the senior populations continues to increase---it's expected to nearly double by 2050 in the U.S. and 2035 in Canada---so too does the need for senior safety education. As part of the brand's ongoing commitment to keep consumers safe through every life stage and season, Master Lock offers its top safety tips for seniors.

"The senior demographic faces a unique set of security concerns and are also the most fearful of crime," said Rebecca Smith, Vice President of Marketing for Master Lock. "We aim to not only educate this group about potential security risks, but to give them the tools they need to be - and feel - safe and secure."

1. Be Alert When Out and About: Property crimes represent the highest share of crimes against those 65 and older--nearly nine of out ten--according to the National Elder Law Network. Master Lock recommends that seniors be alert and aware of their surroundings when out of the house and to keep valuables protected. For example, always lock cars, even if they'll only be unattended for a few minutes. Keep packages and valuables out of sight, and always check the area around your car before entering or exiting. When out in public, women should wear their purses close to their body and men should carry their wallet in an inside coat or front pant pocket.

2. Lock Up Home Safety: Typically a place of comfort and refuge, seniors should never have to worry about safety in their own home. For added protection beyond traditional door and window locks, safeguard sliding glass and patio doors with the added strength of Master Lock 265DCCSEN Door Security Bar and consider a home alarm system to alert against intruders. Keep doors locked both when you're home and away, but allow access to a friend of family member in case of emergency by storing a spare key in a trusted key safe, such as the Master Lock 5422D Key Safe.

3. Secure Personal Items in a Group Home Environment: Misplaced or stolen belongings are a frequent complaint of nursing home residents. Keep valuables safe by storing them in an easy-to-use, locked safe. Be sure only you and a trusted companion know the combination. Small items, such as credit cards, jewelry or cash, fit in the portable Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace, while larger items, like documents or memorabilia, can be stored in a fire-resistant safe from Sentry Safe.

4. Protect Against Identity Theft: Mature consumers (aged 50 and over) represent the largest demographic of identity theft victims, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Why? Consumers in this age group typically have more assets than younger consumers, making them ideal targets.

Reduce your risk by never carrying your social security card; shredding documents that contain any identifying information; keeping personal information such as bank statements, Medicare statements and social security numbers in a locked safe; and storing credit card numbers in a safe location for easy retrieval if they're lost or stolen. The Master Lock Vault--a free, digital safe deposit box--is a secure, reliable location for storing credit card numbers and digital copies of important documents for easy access from any smart phone or computer.

5. Think Twice Before Divulging Personal Information: Seniors are also major targets of fraud, such as telemarketing scams, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. Follow the general rule of thumb that if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. Never rush into signing anything, and never give your credit card, Social Security, Medicare or bank account details to anyone over the phone. When in doubt, check with the Better Business Bureau or police.

For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website at www.masterlock.com or the Master Lock Facebook page at www.facebook.com/masterlock

The Giveaway

One lucky reader is going to get a Sentry Extra Large Combination Fire Safe,
Big thanks to Master Lock!

To help with the ongoing mission for safety, Master Lock is giving away a Sentry Extra Large Combination Fire Safe (Model Number: SFW123CS) to one lucky Mail4Rosey reader.

The inside has a multi-position shelf to customize your space.

The safe comes with all kinds of dandy features, including a multi-position shelf that moves easily along the plastic slides built into the side.

Key Holder and Pocket on Side Door

The side door has a built-in pocket and a key holder. These are both great for storing and organization and they help keep the smaller things very easily accessible.

Combination Lock for reliable access to your valuables.

The safe itself is made of steel and weighs 90lbs. That means it's nice and sturdy and hard to pick up (which is a good thing). It has a mechanical combination lock on the front, larger-than-normal bolts on the side, and a pry resistant hinge bar. It is also impact resistant. The measurements on it are 17.8 in x 16.3 in x 19.3 in for the exterior; 13.8 in x 12.6 in x 11.9 in for the interior; and 1.23 cu ft. for capacity. The safe is UL Classified to survive in a fire for up to one hour at 1700-degrees-Fahrenheit, and it is ETL verified water resistant in up to 8-inches of water for up to 24 hours.

This is a great safe to have in your home, or to give to a loved one whom you know might need it or feel more secure having it.

You can learn more about SentrySafes by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

This is a fast giveaway, ending 2/26. US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, February 15, 2015

We are Having a Good Time with our Funnybone Toys (with #giveaway)

Disclosure: I received sample products to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


 Funnybone Toys assortment

The time you spend with your child doing one-on-one activities is priceless, and I know as probably do you, that it's often the little things that help shape our fondest memories. I had a grandma with a cabinet full of board games and puzzles, and we played at least one almost every time we were together. Many years later, I still remember that time spent very fondly.  She also had a round tin, which probably had cookies in it once upon a time. It had a great picture on the top, a rainy day walking scene, which is why, I suspect now, she kept it. It was what was inside the box that was the treasure though. It was filled with buttons. See, my grandma was a sewer and if you sew, you've gotta have buttons. ;)  She kept that tin stored up high, but every once in awhile she'd take it down and let me sort through, count, and organize them. Oh how I loved going through that button stash. :)

Funnybone Toys understands it's the little things that help make the happy memories, and on their website, you'll find a whole array of items for playing or crafting that will help add elements of fun to your get together time with your little one.

Award-Winning Arrazzles. Recommended for ages 4+

Arrazles challenges the abstract builder in you to surface. :)

One of the items they sell is a game called Arrazzles. Arrazzles is recommended for ages 4+, and is a multiple award-winning item. It challenges the builder to create anything they would like out of flat geometric shapes. Sounds simple, right? And it is...that's the beauty of it. You can make the shapes be anything you want them to be.

Each card has one of five different patterns of slots which allows unlimited abstract building potential. They are made of stiff cardboard and covered in five different metallic colors. Each side has a different color and they are shiny too, so they reflect off of one another while you're building. You can use the hole in the middle to add extras...like straw or string (or whatever else you might have around the house), to amp up the creativity factor, or you can build them as-is. This box is recommended for ages 4+.


This small little box holds 30+ games in it!

Contents of the Funnybones Game



Another item they sell is the Funnybones game. Have you ever put a coin on your elbow and tried to catch it with your hand? Or put your hands on top of someone else's and tried to remove them before they could tap the top? If so, you've played games that are similar to what can be done with Funnybones. The game consists of 30 game challenges similar in nature to those just mentioned, and it can be played at any level from easy to hard. Games include Overhand Ones, Twos, Threes, and Fours; Clicks; Horses in the Stable; Eggs in the Basket, and more! Practice these games alone to improve skill, or play along with others for a challenge. Recommended for children ages 6+.

Funnybone Toys sells a huge variety of Rolli Stamps!

Funnybone Toys also sells a large variety of Rolli Stamps. These are dynamic little roller stamps that print up to 100 feet of continuous stream picture stamping fun. The uses for something like this are endless, but I instantly thought of classrooms, scrapbooks, cards, craft-time, Sunday School, etc.

The Rolli Stamps roll out in a smooth, continuous line.

They roll out pretty smoothly, and my 7-yr. old manipulated the stamp with ease. There are way too many pictures to list, but the seal with a ball on his nose was my favorite, and my son liked the hedgehog. All of them are cute.


The Giveaway

Funnybone Toys wants you to get in on the fun too! One lucky winner will win the assortment of (10) Rolli Stamps and (3) games shown below!

One winner gets all (10) Rolli stamps pictured.
These retail for $9.99 a piece!

One winner is going to get the ten Rolli Stamps pictured above. These are designed to roll continuously and would be great for crafting or play time. These retail for $9.99 a piece.

The lucky winner will also receive the following three games:


Array is recommended for ages 8+
It retails for $14.99

Array is a game where players compete to place the highest number of multi-color cards into connecting patterns. Special slice and splice moves enable more cards to be played in each turn. Action cards allow players to shake up the game by following instructions to Splatter and Slam their opponents. This multi-award winning game is recommended for players ages 8+ & it retails for $14.99.

CUBU is recommended for ages 8+
It retails for $14.99

CUBU is also a multi-award winning game. It is a game where visual illusion leads to confusion as you try to follow number and color sequences. Watch out for the action cards that could completely disrupt your turn. Try to reach 100 points before anyone else to win. Play speed CUBU to really test your visual perception. This game is recommended for ages 8+ and it retails for $14.99

Spec-Trix is recommended for ages 8+
It retails for $14.99

Spec-Trix, yet another multi-award winner in the Funnybone Toys inventory, is a colorful take on the game of Rummy, played in multiple fast-paced rounds. The object is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand by placing them into a color sequence based on the order of colors in the guide card, or into collections of the same color. Players left with cards at the end of the each round are given points. Anyone reaching 100 points is eliminated from the game. Spec-trix is recommended for ages 8+ and it retails for $14.99.

US entrants only for the giveaway.

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