$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway

$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway

Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and
more, Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and
manufacturers of educational toys and children’s products.

Over 23 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home
where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents
who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to
move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has
separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the
same over the years–to make each and every customer
a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while
offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line
offers something for everyone with over 1,000 innovative products for
children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we
continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored
by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to
continue to earn your trust in the years to come!

Read Coupon Gator Mommy’s Melissa & Doug Toys Review.

Three lucky winners!  Grand Prize: $250 in Your Choice of Melissa & Doug Products

1st Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products

2nd Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products

This giveaway ends Feb. 26, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
Open to US and Canada residents.
Good Luck!
A special thanks to all the amazing bloggers who are participating in this giveaway!

~Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. YOUR BLOG NAME is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor
did I accept any compensation for this promotion.~


domeo ipad case up for grabs!


when the domeo marketing representative contacted me, i was very composed. yet on the inside, i was uncontrollably ecstatic. never mind i was about to recieve a free case of my liking (yes, free!), but it would also be my first product review. ever! this was a huge milestone, as a rookie blogger. after much anticipation, the package arrived and it felt like christmas all over again. my 18 month old daughter shared my silly, kid-ish behavior and helped me rip it open. i have to say, i’m proud i didn’t screech with excitement and jump inside the box also. isn’t that just so wonderful about toddlers? ordinary things are out-of-this-world-extraordinary in their eyes.

another spectrum is how they’re so tech-savvy in this day in age. my daughter knows how to maneuver through a t.v remote, cell phone, ipad and a laptop– for crying out loud! i try my best to limit her screen time and encourage creative play, but i believe a healthy balance is also important. in my opinion, an educational dvd or app can be a good thing when used in moderation. my hubby happens to be a cute nerd with a creative flair, as an avid techie and a photographer. he depends on his mac and photography programs to view and edit his images. i’m an artsy sort-of dork with my apple products and creative suite of design applications. we’re not big television viewers, except for the occasional weekly episodes of our favorite show. still, electronics and technology is a part of our family life.

when asked which case i wanted to try out, i was delighted to see an array of fabulous options. i could of been able to use all of them, if i could. there’s one which makes reading recipes while cooking, effortless and efficient. another caught my eye, because it’s wonderful for the many one-handed moments in motherhood. for example, coffee in one hand, ipad on the other and baby on hip. besides practicality (which is a must, as a parent), i also thought about protection. i needed something for the hands of a curious toddler, who doesn’t know her own strength at times. ideally, it would also have round corners and a soft exterior. ‘”ideal” is  an overused word of mine. i need to stop using it because most things aren’t ideal–except for daydreams and hypothetical situations. much to my surprise however, i found the perfect case for our family’s ipad. it’s called the tri-lounge and as it’s name suggests, it’s three sided and great for….well– lounging.


the tri-lounge ipad case is kid-friendly and mommy approved. it features two brilliant storage compartments. one for the actual ipad and another for the charging cord. it’s makes transporting a breeze and satisfies the ocd of any neat-freak.


this particular case securely holds the ipad either vertically or horizontally (as shown above). i love the versatility!


it’s super comfortable to lay on your lap. whether you’re sitting in bed reading an ebook or playing a game with your child on the sofa.

post21_strybrd4i appreciated that it also stands on it’s own with ease. in the photograph above, the ipad is positioned vertically and conceals the home button (big brownie points!). if you have a young child, then you’d understand how important this is. my little one will press it repeatedly, and i’ll have to restart the app.

domeo carries an assortment of products to meet your lifestyle. one lucky person will receive a free ipad case of their choice.

enter to win here —> a Rafflecopter giveaway

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swap your monthly horoscope for a FREE personalized biorhythm


“bio” means life and “rhythm” means flowing with a regular movement.

i’m not an astrology enthusiast, although i’ve been intrigued since my teens. what makes me a skeptic is the mere fact i don’t completely fit the profile of my sign, as an aquarius. however, what does keeps me curious is the basic personality truth behind it all. take for example my husband, he’s the poster child for all capricorns. in terms of predictions, they’re either hit or miss. on occasion, my horoscope might catch my eye in back of a magazine. i’ll casually skim through it and realize it’s way off. other times, it does makes perfect sense. overall, it makes for a fun and fascinating read.

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it’s that same interest which attracted me in trying a personalized biorhythm. it’s actually based on simple mathematical cycles, which in theory predicts various aspects of a person’s life. according to dedicated believers, there are rhythmic biological cycles (thus the name: biorhythm) which affects one’s physical, mental and emotional activity.

if you are at a zero level of the physical cycle, it doesn’t mean that you will lie down flat all day, but it may mean that you won’t break any sports records. It will mean that the body needs rest and it would be best to restore your strength. The rest of the rhythms behave in the same way: intellectual rhythm at its highest is favorable for scientific work, interviews, and conferences; at your emotional high you will not be able to show your most sensitive and attentive self.

biorhythms are helpful in

  • forecasting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and intuitive capabilities of any person at any given time. it may be very useful for planning of important events, such as job interviews, exams and competitions.
  • tell you when to be extra careful or when to use your maximum potential.
  • they can analyze the compatibility of partners and the interactions between two or more people. This applies to romantic relationships as well as to the prospects of joint ventures.

biorhythms can’t predict

  • money: biorhythms can plan out favorable days for making deals, or for highest intellectual and intuitive capabilities. the rest, however, depends on you.
  • luck: to a great disappointment, there just isn’t a graph for luck. Biorhythms can help determine your intuitive and emotional capabilities, but certain things should be left for the forces from above.
  • love. biorhythms can help you find an ideal partner, who would fit all of your criteria, and with whom you could live a long happy life. it’s going to be your task to meet such a person, make them fall in love with you, and to be worthy of their love.

my personal results

much to my surprise, the analysis has been accurate thus far! the month isn’t quite over yet, so it would be premature of me to give a complete review. i’m anticipating the 29th, because it’s supposed to my most physical and emotional day. i already warned my man i’m excused from being a domestic diva and my increase of crying spells. haha…just kidding–well, kinda ;-)

will you be a skeptic or a supporter? 2 lucky WINNERS will be randomly selected on february 2nd to receive a personalized biorhythm analysis*

to enter

simply comment below with the reason for your interest. easy peasy!

*please note: the product will be EMAILED to you as a PDF. therefore your email address is needed. typical delivery time is just 48 hours or less.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.