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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Perfect Gift Ideas for Her

All American Mommy has had the opportunity of reviewing the following gift ideas especially for her. These are great gift ideas for any gal in your life!

Yoga Sandals Comfy Slippers will keep feet healthy and happy throughout the fall and winter months. Yoga Sandals Comfys offer extra cushioning and fabric toe separators. These slipper sandals will have feet feeling spa-ready or happy at home with rubber non-slip soles for cruising around the house. Enforcing the yoga principle that balance begins with grounding your feet by spreading the toes, Yoga Sandals can enhance overall balance and body alignment by increasing strength and mobility in the feet and toes with regular wear. Stay pedicure pretty this holiday season to show off Yoga Sandals and your feet and body will thank you all year long! I wear heels to work every day and Yoga Sandals Comfys are heavenly! I can't wait to get into my comfy clothes and Yoga Sandals Comfys when I get home everyday! Check out all the colors and designs at www.yogasandals.com!

Renee` Rouleau's Hawaiian Nourishing Cream is a luxurious, paraben-free, anti-aging cream derived from Red Marine Algae found along the shores the Hawaiian Islands. Clinical studies have shown a substantial increase in collagen stimulation and a 20 percent increase in firmness within four weeks of using Hawaiian Nourishing Cream. Skins moisture level and hydration also increases 70 percent within four weeks.

This winter, Goody® gives you a license to shine with Midnight Glamour, the NEW Hair Accessories Collection available exclusively at Target beginning November. Sophisticated, edgy, and feminine, Midnight Glamour has something for all occasions. From bows in vanilla chiffon to cobalt-colored sequins; ribbons of deep, plum satin to black feather accents on pearls and onyx, this collection gives you headbands, clips, bobbies and barrettes of superior design at prices you’ll love. Wear them day or night, and add a touch drama to any outfit. Bold enough for rock royalty, chic enough for a Hollywood heroine, and dazzling enough to put any Prince Charming under your spell, Goody® knows there is nothing so luminous as the beauty of a confident woman. Whether it’s a black-tie soiree or quiet weekend get-away, Midnight Glamour allows you to let your own brand of fabulosity shine through.

Nature’s Gate’s NEW Organics Travel Kit features the brand’s most popular scent in convenient travel sizes. This perfect stocking stuffer features a shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body wash, all in a convenient 2oz. size – making the kit ideal for holiday travel! The Organics Chamomile & Lemon Verbena Travel Kit contains Certified Organic essences, fresh from the field of a local family-owned Organic farm where more than 7 acres of land are dedicated to growing Nature’s Gate botanicals. Nature’s Gate combines decades of experience in the natural products industry with modern formulations to create cruelty-free products for every health and beauty care need. The company takes its earth-loving principles a step further by ensuring that its packaging is recyclable and made with recycled materials whenever possible. This Organics Travel Kit is packaged in 100 percent recyclable boxes made from 100 percent recycled material, with 86% post consumer recycled material. $9.99 SRP. Please visit www.natures-gate.com for more information!

This holiday season, give the gift of feeling good while doing good. Nature’s Gate presents its second collection of limited edition holiday gift sets. Each body wash and lotion duo not only pampers your friends and family, but also raises awareness of the global water crisis. Following the success of last holiday season’s gift sets, Nature’s Gate continues to build support of their multi-year partnership with WaterAid America, an international non-profit which helps poor communities in Africa and Asia gain access to sustainable safe water supplies and sanitation. In recognition of the importance of rainwater to the founding of Nature’s Gate and the desire to provide clean water and sanitation to communities in Asia and Africa, Nature’s Gate created two gift sets featuring ingredients and scents abundant in Ethiopia and India, countries facing a water crisis, and sales from both of these sets will benefit WaterAid America. $9.99 SRP.

The Shoul is the smart shoulder wrap! The Shoul sits and stays nicely on your shoulders plus it's stylish and practical. I love The Shoul for around the house or in my office where the temperature fluctuates so much. It's fashionable design flatters all figures and I really love the feel of the fabric! The Shoul is finely knit and comes in your choice of acrylic or cashmere blend. There are several colors to choose from as well. The Shoul makes a great gift for any woman in your life. It's functional fashion! Please visit www.theshoul.com to place your order today!

I found the perfect DVD series for flexibility, cardio, and strength! This is also great for men. My husband and I have been doing the series together for the past several weeks and it's really helped his flexibility which is helping his back pain! We have a great time doing them together as a couple! Mirabai Holland's NEW Moving Free® Longevity Solution DVDs, for Sedentary Women and Beginners of any age. Her DVDs consistently receive 5 Star ratings on QVC and Amazon.com. Mirabai Holland is a well-credentialed, highly respected quotable resource for women’s fitness and wellness issues. For a refinement of thought on Mirabai you can visit www.movingfree.com

In her practice she specializes in the women who need a fitness program the most. - Sedentary women; women who’ve been struggling with their weight their whole lives; women who are suffering with or recovering from serious health problems and women who are simply having trouble staying on an exercise program. Remarkably this is over 50 percent of our population. Check it out today!

Anyone who hasn't tried Pureology Serious Colour Care will fall in love the first time they use it! If you've tried it, you know exactly what I'm talking about! Pureology Serious Colour Care is simply the best hair care available. All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – Guaranteed!®
100 percent vegan, certified organic botanicals. Click here to learn more!

The Scandle Body Candle now offering Holiday Gift Sets. Scandle Holiday Spa Set will give them what they need to start their "Scandle-ous" journey. Kit contains 1 Scandle in our pourable ceramic canister and 1 refill candle. Fragrances will include 1 Holiday Spirit scented candle & 1 Frosted Snowdrops scented refill. Comes packaged in reusable Sinamay hand-made twine box made from plant fibers. This is perfect for dry, cracked feet or chapped hands! Scandle products are available for purchase at www.abodycandle.com.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Learning Resources Funny Phone Game Giveaway

Funny Phone™ Early Listening Game by Learning Resources
Designed for two or more players, the Funny Phone is a good indoor activity for a small group. Picking up the receiver, kids dial up a number on the built-in directory shelf. Funny Phone is ready with funny sounds, maybe a joke, and always a new challenge. Sometimes a challenge is just for the caller, but usually it's an all-play challenge. With both individual and group questions, the challenges assist in teaching language and listening skills, as well as develop logical thinking and classification skills. Interacting in a group encourages kids to develop social skills, work together, and be creative.

Kids can play with Funny Phone at a table, or on the floor. To begin, simply pass out an equal number of tokens to all the players, and have the first player pick up the phone. The Funny Phone randomly shuffles through the different types of challenges, including games like Act Fast, where players have to guess what the caller is pretending to be before time runs out, and Sing-a-ling-a-ling, where you have to sing your answer. Other activities are Dizzy Doodle, Pick a Number, Say Something, Telephone Tongue Twister, Name Game, Rhyme Time, and Mystery Music.

Made with brightly colored, durable plastic, the Funny Phone holds up to countless hours of use, and also features an automatic shut-off, adjustable volume, and a break-away safety cord on the receiver.

The objective of the game is to be the first player with no tokens, but Funny Phone is all about the process. With its many sounds and nudges to the funny bone, the Funny Phone will have kids playing and giggling with one another -- all while they're learning important skills. The challenges, such as Mystery Music, which has kids guessing the names of familiar tunes, are too easy for older children. But for younger children, even well-worn territory is still interesting and enjoyable with the Funny Phone.

Includes: Phone with number directory, activity guide, storage drawer, and 40 tokens. Ages 4+. Requires 3 "AA" Batteries (not included). Please visit www.LearningResources.com for more information.

Giveaway: Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address. Ends December 15, 2009.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Growing Tree Toys Offers Educational Toys

Growing Tree Toys is an All American Mommy top pick! I have always been so fond of companies that sell educational toys for kids. Toys that spark imagination and creativity. Children have a hard time sparking much imagination with tons of blinking lights and annoying sounds. Growing Tree Toys offers imaginative, fun playthings for kids.

More about Growing Tree Toys:
GrowingTreeToys.com is more than just a toy website – it’s the perfect virtual representation of our store, offering customers the amazing service, wonderful toys and robust features they deserve while shopping online. Featuring a carefully chosen, well-rounded toy selection, unique product details and descriptions, great information on play, helpful suggestions for gift givers, the best gift finder available, and so much more, GrowingTreeToys.com is truly a specialty toy website with the health and happiness of children at heart.

In addition to making children happy with the best educational toys, we want every customer to have a great experience while shopping with us online, which led us to create the Growing Tree Toys Promise. Our Promise is to offer:

  • A thoughtful selection of thousands of toys for children of all ages
  • 100% safe shopping on our secure website
  • An in-stock guarantee - if our site says an item is in stock, and we cannot ship it right away, it’s free!
  • Same day shipping for orders placed before 12:00 PM EST
  • Easy, hassle-free returns
  • 110% superior service – we want to make you happy!

With thousands of toys categorized by age and types of toys, you're sure to find the perfect gift for every child on your list this shopping season. Be sure to check the selection out at www.growingtreetoys.com!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Must-Haves For Kids

Christmas Gift Guide For Kids
All the following companies and products have been reviewed and have received All American Mommy awards. We highly recommend these products and companies.

KidzBop Christmas: Rock around the Christmas tree…with KIDZ BOP! Join the KIDZ BOP Kids and sing along to 15 of the world’s most popular holiday songs. $11.98 SRP. KidzBop16: KIDZ BOP celebrates "Sweet 16” with the release its latest CD, KIDZ BOP 16. The CD features 16 of today’s biggest chart-topping hits—sung by kids for kids, including: Boom Boom Pow, Fire Burning, You Found Me, and more! $18.98 SRP. Unwrap more holiday fun, games and KIDZ BOP music videos at KIDZBOP.com!

Tribute Books offers many great ideas for children's books! A Different Kind of Hero: The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi. He’s brown. He’s small. He’s plain. But when a group of men enters the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat. While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Will the rainforest be saved? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is. Please visit www.tribute-books.com for more information. This and other titles are available for purchase at www.amazon.com.

Name Your Tune (www.nameyourtune.com) is an exciting children's music compilation that is made-to-order and personalized for each child. Children will hear their name more than 80 times throughout 14 much-loved songs, such as Old MacDonald Had A Farm (which becomes Little * Had A Farm,) Wheels on the Bus and If You're Happy and You Know It (becomes If You're * And You Know It.) The CD is a great way to enjoy music, have fun, and learn together! It also includes a line above and below the name on the CD, making it an even special personalized item.

Great for ages 4 and up, you can now order this 3 pack collection which is perfect for kids! We love the stories on CD for bedtime and long car rides! CD Audiobooks, Tell Me a Story: Timeless Folktales, Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic and Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder, with multicultural folktales read by some of stage and screen's most talented performers and accompanied by original music written by composer Laura Hall. Please visit www.mythsandtales.com for more information!

The award-winning Original Green Toys™ brand – trucks and tea sets, tool kits, jump ropes and more, are classic toys that kids love, and all are made in the USA of 100% recycled plastic. In fact, Green Toys Inc. is the leader in the category of classic toys that are safe and environmentally responsible.Using recycled plastic milk containers, recyclable corrugated boxes for its packaging, and producing the toys in the USA, Green Toys helps save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since their initial introduction in June 2008, Green Toys brand of classic toys have proven themselves as best-sellers at a wide variety of retail outlets. You can't go wrong with all these green choices - recycling truck, tea set, dump truck, cookware set, took kit, indoor gardening kit, chief set, and dining set.

flair4all is a new line of removable wall decals (think wall stickers that come off the wall) made for fashionistas. With flair4all, any mom or teen can take a boring room and make it stylish without paint or putting nail holes in the wall. For only $20 you get three sheets of fun and stylish flair4all wall decals – and with over 100 designs in seven color palettes to chose from there’s something for everyone. (Even mom – we have lots of adult customers who like flair4all because it’s a cheap way to bring style to a home office or craft room.) Unlike some other wall decals, flair4all sticks to nearly any surface, including glass, cement and textured walls. This means you can put plenty of flair up on your walls and still have some left over to accessorize your laptop, cell phone or refrigerator – you name it, the possibilities are nearly endless! Please visit www.flair4all.com!

The HEXBUG Nano, an irresistible, ultra-engaging bug-like robotic toy provides hours of fun for the home family, is only $7.99, and is now available at ToysRUs & RadioShack stores nationwide. The HEXBUG Nano is an energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration and robotic intelligence to skitter along and explore its environment on smooth surfaces. It may be little, but it’s fascinating behavior transfixes kids, tweens and parents for hours at a time! It also makes for the perfect stocking stuffer for shoppers on a budget. Get these today at ToysRUs or RadioShack!

My Secret Circle is a new plug-‘n-play product that allows girlfriends - not strangers - to hang out online, chat, blog, write journal entries, share pictures, play games and more. For good reason, parents struggle with whether or not to allow their kids to get on social networking sites, like Facebook & MySpace. But now there’s a fun, safe alternative that keeps both kids and their parents happy. Global game and toymaker, Senario, has created the first-ever secure social networking world specifically for girls ages 8-12. The new product ($19.99) uses online access keys (USB keys) featuring proprietary technology with embedded browsers and unique ID codes. Only friends can connect by exchanging private codes. Even better, girls never need to upload personal information online, further enhancing the security of the network. It’s sold at Justice stores for tweens across the country, as well as Target.com and Amazon.com.

My First Oreck vacuum comes with educational games that help teach kids how to help out around the house and other skills.Designed for children ages 3 and up, the Oreck toy vacuum makes real vacuum sounds and looks appealing, with a clear dust container with swirling colored foam beads to capture kids’ attention. LED lights glow under the base. The toy vacuum looks like the real thing, similar in looks to the Oreck XLÒ Platinum Power Team Upright Vacuum, engineered for effective cleaning and allergen control. A drop down handle on the 29-in. tall toy vacuum adjusts to different angles and for children of different heights. My First Oreck has a real on/off switch (kids like to play with controls) and free-rolling, non-marking wheels that won’t harm carpets and floors and stand up to kids’ play. Available for purchase at over 450 Oreck Clean Home Centers. Please visit www.oreckstore.com for a location nearest you.