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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Indiana Jones Toy Giveaway

Another All American Mommy Top Pick Boy Toy this holiday season is the Indiana Jones releases from Uncle Milton! Boys ages 6 and up will love these and they are available at most major retailers or at unclemilton.com.

Indiana Jones Giant RC Ant from Uncle Milton

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indy faces many dangers, not the least of which is a swarm of huge, deadly ants. Now you can control a giant ant complete with realistic jaw chomping mandibles! Use the Crystal Skull remote to send your ant scurrying across the floor. It’s ultra-creepy and sure to scare family and friends. Ages: 6 and up SRP: $29.99

Indiana Jones Lost City Archeology Dig from Uncle Milton

Join Indiana Jones on an adventure as you dig, discover and document priceless artifacts and treasure. As you unlock the mysteries of the Mayan themed dig site, an exciting secret will be revealed! Ages: 8 and up SRP: $29.99

Indiana Jones Room Booby Trap from Uncle Milton

Defend your room against nosey friends and little brothers with an exciting, playful set of booby traps inspired by the Indiana Jones movie series! Learn about the science of gears and levers! Ages: 8 and up SRP: $39.99

Indiana Jones Crystal Skull Adventure Projector from Uncle Milton

Watch as the Crystal Skull projects amazing images from its glowing eye. Professor Jones will be your tour guide as you visit exciting archeological discoveries of the world and famous scenes from the Indiana Jones movies. Ages: 8 and up SRP: $39.99

Giveaway: I have the Indiana Jones Lost City Archeology Dig from Uncle Milton to giveaway! Post a comment telling me who you’d like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 12/31/08.

Spread Varsity Cheer

Great gift idea for tweens and teens from PBTeen! This holiday season, Varsity Spirit and PBteen will bring a little “cheer” to children and teens everywhere with Varsity Cheer, a new collection designed for the ultimate fan to root for their team with the NCA or the UCA at home or on the go. Varsity Cheer is available at PBteen.com.

Varsity Cheer Patch Duvet Cover & Sham - Root for your home team and your favorite

cheer association. Soft cotton twill is topped with an official patch from the National

Cheerleaders Association or the Universal Cheerleaders Association. The bedding is

branded for NCA in Pink or Blue; UCA in Pink on White or Blue on White. The duvet

Cover comes in Twin for $119 and the Full/Queen for $159. Each sham is $39.

Varsity Cheer Megaphone Pillow Cover (Bottom Center) - A graphic megaphone

appliqué is stitched onto cotton twill. Personalize it for more team spirit. The pillow is 18"

square and comes branded for UCA in Pink or NCA in Blue for $25.

Varsity Cheer Bag Collection – Organize all your gear with this compact collection topped with an NCA or UCA patch. Both bags have pockets inside and out. Bags come branded as NCA in Blue or UCA in Pink. The Duffle is 20 x 10 x 10.5" h. and available for $69. The Toiletry Bag is 10 x 4 x 7" h. and available for $29.

Dottie Water Bottle - Stay hydrated on the go with our new aluminum bottle designed

with a twist-off carrier cap. Holds 12 fl. oz. in Pink or Blue for $10. Click here to view all products from pbteen!


Team Mom “hooked” this All American Mommy up with a preview of Delgo.! Awesome! You can experience a little peace and goodwill this holiday season – animated style! This fantasy adventure will be in theatres this weekend and is a must-see film for the entire family! You can also preview it at www.delgo.com!

Fast-paced action and adventure, a mystical land, an unlikely hero, a princess and a message of acceptance between different cultures make Delgo the perfect family-friendly movie this holiday season.

Releasing in theaters December 12, Delgo’s impressive voice cast includes Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Delgo), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Princess Kyla), Anne Bancroft (exiled Empress Sedessa) as well as Chris Kattan (Filo), Val Kilmer (Bogardus), Lou Gossett Jr. (Nohrin King), Michael Clarke Duncan (Lockni Stonesage Council), Kelly Ripa (Kurrin), Burt Reynolds (Delgo’s Father) and Sally Kellerman (Narrator).

The story takes place in the magical land of Jhamora which is divided between two cultures – the Nohrin, winged masters of the skies, and the Lockni, the terrestrial tribe who harness the mystical powers of the land. When Delgo (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), a reckless Lockni teenager, forms a forbidden friendship with the spunky Nohrin Princess Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt), hostilities between the two peoples escalate, setting the stage for an exiled empress (Anne Bancroft) to exact her revenge and reclaim her rule.

Falsely imprisoned, Delgo and his best friend, Filo (Chris Kattan), must put aside their differences to join forces with a sworn enemy, Bogardus (Val Kilmer), and travel to the mysterious land of Perran to rescue Princess Kyla. Here they encounter fanciful creatures and discover more than just a kidnapped princess, they learn the value of different cultures and the importance of working together.

Recognized in the animated industry as “Best Feature Film” Anima Mundi 2008 and selected for Annecy ( France ) and SICAF ( Korea ), Delgo is rated PG and has a running time of 90 minutes. For more information, please visit www.delgo.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Top Pick Toy: The Wave Ripple

The WAVE Ripple is an in-line board for kids age 6-10. it would make a great holiday or every day gift and is a great way to keep kids active and on the move!

The Wave® Ripple is specially designed for smaller Wave board riders and is designed to “surf the streets.”

It combines the motions of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding to create a fresh edgy ride and a great gift for kids.

The Wave Ripple is the newest addition to the Street Surfing line and allows the rider to have a narrower stance to match their riding needs and offers maneuverability and tight turns.


  • Concave platforms that conform to your foot
  • Traction plates for extra grip
  • Sloped nose and tail makes it easier to do tricks
  • Castors that turn 360 degrees providing amazing control-easy front side 360’s, backside 360’s and 180’s
  • Heavy duty spring-oriented torsion bar promotes the self propelled “S” shaped movement of THE WAVE

The Wave Ripple (suggested retail price of $79), is available at Dick’s, Modell’s, Sports Authority and most sporting goods stores. You can also purchase it at www.streetsurfing.com

Gifts for the Crafter

Ethel gloves make the perfect stocking stuffer. Ethel is a beautiful, functional and thoughtful stocking stuffer. A new line of stylish yet protective work gloves made especially for women’s hands, Ethel will have them looking forward to spring. (And, they can use the gloves to haul out the Christmas tree, take down the lights and decorations and any other household projects that come up before it is time to hit the garden.)

Ethel gloves retail for $18.00 and are available online at www.ethelgloves.com. They are: Made to fit the contours of women’s hands for maximum comfort, available in small, medium and large, durable and tough, yet refined, four-way stretch Spandex and breathable, synthetic leather materials for flexibility and lightweight comfort, designed to protect with an elasticized extended cuff and reinforced fingertips, machine washable, five gorgeous designs - signature, expression, gala, rendezvous and jubilee.

Make wonderful crafts and gifts from artist Lin Wellford. Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks is a periennial favorite that is enjoying new popularity as people focus on low-cost art and craft activities. Projects range from quaint 'Gnome Homes' to fancy Victorian versions, and these projects can be displayed indoors or out.

Another gift option for expectant parents to give or receive is The New
Grandparents Name Book
, a lighthearted guide to picking the perfect
grandparenting name. With more than 700 options to choose from, expectant
grandparents can enjoy trying on a wide variety of names when deciding what
they'd like their grandchildren to call them. This small format gift book
will be available as a pre-publication special through my website,
www.linwellford.com and is published in affiliation with grandparents.com

Signature Needle Arts is an international Web-based company that manufactures and sells customizable knitting needles at a quality and style unlike any other brand. The founder and president, Cathryn Bothe, saw a need in the market for a knitting needle that was hassle-free and the exact fit for the project she was doing.

Mothers and grandmothers will find this state-of-the-art needle easier to use because they chose the type of point - blunt, middy or stiletto; length; and custom end cap (end cap exclusive to single points). These are beautiful pieces as well that have the look and feel of fine jewelry that’s guaranteed for life, but for a nominal cost of $28-32 for single points and $45 for double points. They are a splurge for everyday knitting needles; however affordable for a loved one to purchase as a specialty gift. As you may know, the knitting industry is grossly popular and a fast-growing market for luxury yarns and accessories. Please visit www.signatureneedlearts.com for more information!

This holiday season, Bramble Berry makes holiday gifts AND saving money possible (and easy) with their NEW Gift Set Ensembles. Available in either Cinnamon Sugar and Fresh Snow or Cranberry Fig and Christmas Forest, there is a scent that will appeal to everyone.

Bramble Berry allows the cost conscious consumer, to be creative while offering simple and affordable ways to give this holiday season.

Each kit comes with everything you need to create at least 10 gift sets comprised of 1 bottle of lotion , 1 jar of sugar scrub, 3 guest snow flake soaps, 2 bath fizzies. Products are available at www.brambleberry.com

Sunday, December 7, 2008

GiiNii™ 7-Inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame Giveaway

Digital picture frames offer a wonderful way to display your family photos. The GiiNii digital picture frame is extremely easy to use, has great picture quality, and is very affordable! The GiiNii 7-inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame features an award-winning, sophisticated, unique wedge design unlike anything currently on the market. A beautiful addition to any environment, from an executive suite to a kitchen counter, this high-resolution digital LCD frame comes with 512 MB of memory to hold hundreds of digital pictures. It also can play movies and music via integrated speakers, and comes with a mini USB port for connectivity to PCs and Macs.

Check it out here!

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The GiiNii 7-Inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame’s features include:

  • An award-winning, sophisticated, unique wedge design
  • 7-inch digital LCD screen
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • 512 MB memory for storage of hundreds of digital pictures
  • Three pre-installed, high-resolution photos, so the frame is ready to use right out of the box
  • Instantly plays photos from memory cards
  • 4-in-1 slot memory card reader that supports SD, MMC, MS and XD.
  • Also supports MMC+
  • Mini USB port for cable connectivity to most computers (PC and Mac)
  • SmartCopy™ for quickly and easily transferring images
  • Slide show (in-order or random, plus transitions)
  • JPEG, TIF and GIF image support
  • MP3, WAV and WMA music playback
  • Pre-installed sound track
  • Speakers
  • AVI or MOV (MJPEG format) video playback
  • Calendar, clock and alarm
  • On-screen navigation
  • Brightness adjustment
  • 24x6 toll-free customer support at 866-909-3550

The GiiNii 7-Inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame is easy to get up and running. Just plug it in and instantly see a vivid color slideshow of three high-resolution, pre-installed images. Simply insert a memory card to view your personal photos. On-screen programming makes it easy to change settings.


The GiiNii 7-Inch Wedge digital picture frame is available at Target retail stores. It is available at www.target.com. Other versions are available online at www.amazon.com and www.zbezt.com.

Giveaway: GiiNii is sponsoring a giveaway to one lucky winner who will receive the 7” Wedge Digital Picture Frame! Post a comment telling me why you’d enjoy this digital picture frame. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 1/5/09.

Spalding Rookie Gear

Here’s a great new sports product from Spalding that’s perfect for little hands! Spalding’s Rookie Gear, a new youth product line designed for kids 8 years and under – weighs 25 percent less and is designed so kids play and stay in the game! Spalding has introduced Spalding Rookie Gear, a sporting goods line of youth-sized basketballs, footballs and soccer balls that weigh 25 percent less than standard youth products. Specifically engineered for the 40+ million kids aged 8 and under, Spalding Rookie Gear’s authentic, innovative product line is designed so kids can shoot, rebound, kick and throw more easily and successfully, and with better form.

Spalding Rookie Gear products are constructed with competitive play, high performance composite leather materials, weigh 25 percent less than standard Youth sized product and meet all performance characteristics.

  • Spalding Rookie Gear Basketballs weigh 25 percent less than standard youth balls and kids rebounded more confidently, dribbled more successfully and shot with dramatically better form than they could before.

  • Spalding Rookie Gear Footballs weigh 25 percent less than standard mighty mite balls and test participants were able to throw them 15 percent father and with better form and more confidence.

  • Spalding Rookie Gear Soccer Balls weigh 25 percent less than standard size three balls and were kicked 20 percent farther.

In addition to the on-field performance and enjoyment advantages, Spalding Rookie Gear products also benefit the younger players’ bodies versus the standard youth balls available today.

Spalding Rookie Gear is in sporting goods stores. Each ball is designed for recreational Indoor/Outdoor play. The Size 5 (27.5”) youth basketballs are available in two styles (traditional brown and multi-colored), the Mitey Mite football is available in traditional brown cover and the Size 3 (Youth) soccer balls are available in two styles (yellow/multi-color and purple). Each has an SRP of $19.99.

For more information visit www.spalding.com/rookiegear.

Jellybean Row

Transform an entire room or change the character of a room in your home with Jellybean Row. Jellybean Row recently received the Best Booth Award at a large gift and craft fair.

Jellybean Row is a collector series of 12 Victorian-style house images, which hang on the wall. Each piece is interchangeable allowing you to mix and group them differently or add new pieces.

Jellybean Row designs are based on real Victorian heritage homes on some of the oldest streets in North America. They are printed on acid free paper using light fast inks, them laminated and plaque mounted, ready for easy hanging.

12 Jellybean Row house designs have been reissued for the holiday season. They've added snow, lights, decorations, and a subtle dusk light that brings out the warm glow of an old fashioned Christmas. This would make a great addition to all of your traditional Christmas decorations.

Collectors can purchase Jellybean Row by browsing www.jellybeanrow.com. There is also a one-minute video which demonstrates how the pieces work together.

Jellybean Row pieces are modeled after real houses in St. John's, Newfoundland, which has a 500-year seaport history and is host to some of the oldest streets in North America. However, many of the architectural details of Jellybean row can be observed in heritage homes in the northeast U.S., especially New England.

Transform a room in your home with some American history.

i-love-me Collection

The i-love-me Collection has something to offer for every woman in your life! Tell her she is special and has all the qualities to love about herself! These gifts are unique and uplifting!

About the logo:

Each aspect of the i-love-me™ logo has a significant meaning for anyone taking the journey to self-love.

The Butterfly.

The butterfly is a female symbol that personifies a person’s soul. It represents change, transformation, the soul’s capacity for eternal rebirth, spiritual transformation, the stages of life, beauty, spiritual awareness, love, and prosperity. The butterfly also represents a woman’s delicacy and sensuality. Therefore, the butterfly is a reminder to every woman to treat herself with gentleness.

The color of the butterfly is purple or violet, and is the embodiment of inner power and higher understanding. It signifies a person’s oneness with God and peace.

The Heart.

The heart historically was considered to be the spiritual center of a person or the God within. According to the Hindu Tantras, the heart encompasses our feelings for another, feelings for ourselves, feelings for the earth, and feelings for God. The Chinese traditions view the heart as the center of enlightenment, intelligence and personal harmony and the space of potential that allows the possibility of creativity, communication and interaction to occur. Essentially, it is the source of unconditional love.

The color of the heart is green, which represents harmony, the search for truth, healing, change and transformation, compassion, the ability to express love in action and freedom to pursue new ideas. Ironically, it signifies freedom from fears and freedom from anxiety associated with ignoring or suppressing our own needs to address the demands of others.

The Circles.

The butterfly is shown ascending against a background of the sun or a gold-filled circle. This connection closely associates the butterfly and heart with the sun or divinity and success. Gold is a color of strength and therefore represents good health, optimism, courage, confidence and will power.

The outer white circle encloses the butterfly and heart in kindness and loyal love. This combination represents one’s ability to achieve clarity by clearing blockages, and the start of new beginnings and personal development.

Finally, the outer purple circle is the symbolic strength behind the meaning of the collection itself. It represents the completion of a journey to become whole and the ultimate peace that comes from feeling a oneness with God and who we are within.

Order these lovely products from i-love-me here!