Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wayfair making my House a Home ~

It was almost a year ago that I invited Karen from Su Casa Redesign into our home to try and do something, anything, with our wonky layout and college furniture.

Remember how ecstatic I was when Karen worked her magic with items we had from around our home and totally transformed the living room I hated?

I still cannot believe she pulled it off, in less than three hours mind you!
When Karen left our house that morning, she left me with a note that had some suggestions for enhancing the space even further, and one of those suggestions was the purchase of a floor lamp that wasn't so torch-lampy like the one we've been using (since college).

I've kept my eye out for a floor lamp that looked rich, yet didn't cost an arm and a leg. Something that gave decent light since our home has no overhead light fixtures.  Something that would fit in our home now, but also  fit when we get our new furniture and flooring...

I finally found it! AT WAYFAIR.COM!~
You may know Wayfair.com as CSN.com, but it now has a new name.

New name, same outstanding collection of items to choose from.
Literally, something for everyone on your list and then some.

Our boy got right to work assembling our new accessory - (love when it's so easy, your 4 year old can put it together! awesome!)

In minutes, we were admiring our gorgeous new find...
This lamp is a great addition to our living room & will grace our home for years to come...
and...just as soon as we get the Christmas tree removed from our home & things put back in their rightful places ~ it will be perfect!


Thank you Wayfair!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alvin & the Chipmunks - Chip Wrecked! Screening Passes!


Alvin & the Chipmunks - Chip Wrecked!
~ Coming to a theater near you on December 16th ~


But...
if you are local to the Twin Cities Metro ~ 
This is your chance to see Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chip Wrecked 
THIS Saturday, December 10th - 
10 am at AMC Southdale!

Use the code MOMSBXF0 
 
FYI - these tickets are first come, first served, so hurry now and get your tickets! 
What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning in December in Minnesota!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Chex Party Mix-Change - Recipe Exchange & Give Away!

Tis the season ~ Everywhere I turn, cookies, cookies and more cookies - and not just cookies - but holiday cookie exchanges! Don't get me wrong - I love to eat them - I just don't love to bake them! Our kitchen is non-conducive to do much baking, much less in mass quantities for participating in a holiday cookie exchange!

Enter in Chex - Mix! A Chex Mix-Change!

One quick visit to this website ChexMix.com and all of my holiday treat exchange woes are over!

15 minutes to whip up a batch of delishiousness...with minimal mess and no baking? I'm all over that!

Hot Buttered Yum Chex Mix!

You are sure to find a recipe or two for every different taste for your party - I'm sure of it...
There's even a gluten free section!

I loved the packaging ideas...So much fun!

My family enjoyed experimenting with different ingredients...and aren't the M&M's always the first thing to disappear?

How would you like to pick up some Chex Mix & ingredients and try out a few recipes for your own holiday enjoyment?
The fine folks from Chex & MyBlogSpark are providing a prize pack that will contain:
2 boxes of Chex cereal to create Chex Party Mix recipes
5 featured Chex Party Mix recipes
10 takeout containers so your guests can take their Chex Party Mix to-go
$20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients and decorating supplies ~

Chex Mix Prize Pack!

How awesome is that?

How do you win?
Easy - Simply complete any one or more of the following items via the Rafflecopter entry form below (Don't forget to click on the 'I did this' section of the rafflecopter for it to count! (Each person will have up to 4 chances to win this give away - which will end next Monday, December 12th)

Thanks - and Good luck!


Eden Fantasys' - A Give Away!

*** This post is a PG13-ish post, but clicking on the links will take you to an adults only website. Please proceed with common sense (you know, don't go clicking around on your company issued computer) and caution (maybe come back when the kiddos are in bed!) ***


I'll admit it, a recent PR pitch hit my inbox and I immediately thought - "oh yeah, right!"
I said to myself 'Sex Toys?' I don't think so!' but I did take the time to read the email all the way through...Instead, words like intimacy and relationships caught my attention.

In addition to adult products, it turns out that EdenFantasys.com also carries a lot of candleslingeriemassage kits, and novelty items.  


I decided to click through and see what I could find ~ I was THRILLED to find one of my favorite bloggers featured on edenfantasys.com ~ How did I not know she writes a column there?


I admit it, some of the things I discovered had me ::BLUSHING:: ~ but there were so many things that didn't.


They have a great collection of things that would make awesome gifts...we have a wedding in the family coming up in 2012 & I think I know JUST the thing for her bridal shower and/or bachelorette party! (Don't worry Auntie Linda - that link is PG - go ahead! Check it out!)

The folks at EdenFantasys.com have generously offered up a $50 gift certificate for one of my lucky readers!

How awesome is that! You can go ahead and treat yourself to something awesome...if it's something you can leave under the Christmas Tree from Santa for everyone to see will have to be up to you - it's your choice!

Concerned about it arriving on your doorstep? You needn't be ~ I've scoped out the shipping policy & a quick google search tells me no one will know what comes in your unmarked, plain brown box nor will your credit card statement make a statement either.

So - what say you? Who wants to treat themselves (or buy a gift for a friend or a significant other?) with a $50 credit?  A credit that has no requirements/conditions or expiration; and can be applied to shipping if there is enough of a balance left after your purchase total.


Help yourself to one or more of the following Rafflecopter entries...
Leaving a comment is not mandatory, but I'd love to hear how you carve out time for yourself (rated PG of course!)
That's it!
One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, December 14th - Good Luck!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brookstone - Holiday Shopping made easy...

Ho Ho Ho - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I can say that now - it's less than a month away!
YIKES!

Remember when I visited Brookstone late last spring and found so many things I didn't know I needed?

I recently had the opportunity to hang out in their Mall of America store again....

THIS time, I even sat in their massage chair!  The uAstro Massager...
aye aye aye!

I could post pictures of myself in the chair, but really, there's nothing flattering about seeing that - so...
Just use your imagination...That thing heats & massages everything...wowsa!

With the holidays quickly approaching, Brookstone has something for everyone - from big items for the whole family to cute, adorable and practical stocking stuffers for people of all ages! (I still stuff stockings for the adults who spend Christmas in our home...so this is perfect for me!)

Some of the highlights I found...
Zoku Pops!

Phone Folio - How great is this!

Rover - Every (big & little) kid's dream!

I could tell you about all of my favorite things from Brookstone - but, I already did that...

So, why don't you go ahead - check out Brookstone for yourself...I bet you can find something for everyone on your list!

(Don't forget yourself!!)



*** A special thank you to Brookstone for having me out to the MOA as their special guest earlier this month.  Words and opinions are my own.  I was given a small gift of appreciation from Brookstone for my time. ***

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CHEERios - A Give Away!

**** Edited on 12/2/2011 to announce the winner - a HUGE thank you to all who entered & who are supporting our troops! Without further ado...thanks to the Rafflecopter Entry form - the winner is...


Congratulations Kellyn!
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Everyone can use a little pick me up now and then. But for the millions of military families manning the fort at home while their loved ones are away serving, a gesture of Cheer is especially welcome.

When our troops are called to serve, their families must rise to meet the challenges of service as well. To thank them, Cheerios® and the USO have partnered in a postcard campaign that spreads Cheer directly to these honorable military families and supports USO programs.

Here’s how it works:

Through November 2011 at your local grocer, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. Consumers can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.

For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.

To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.

Sending a “Cheer” postcard is a simple way to say thanks and lift the spirits of our country’s military families. So, take a moment out of your day to spread some Cheer and send a message of thanks!

And thanks to the folks at General Mills and MyBlogSpark - I have a super fun prize pack to give away!
1 winner's prize pack will contain the following items:

1 Cheerios cereal bowl
1 Cheerios cereal spoon
1 cereal dispenser
1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios


Some fun tidbits about the Zevro - Indispensable Dispenser - you do not HAVE to use it for cereal! (Hello - office M&M's? anyone?)
· Suitable for a wide variety of dry foods (cereal, trail mix, candy, granola, nuts, beans, rice)
· Convenient storage and portion control each quick twist dispenses approximately one ounce
· Designed to preserve freshness for up to 45 days
· Ideal for parents (promotes growing independence as children learn to serve themselves)
· Ideal for health- or weight-conscious consumers

So...
How do you win?
Easy - Just like usual around here at Gust Gab!

Pick one or more of the following Rafflecopter Entries and viola! You are all set! None of the entries is mandatory, pick and choose whatever you feel comfortable with. Select 1, select 2...it's all up to you - the more you enter - the more chances you have to win of course, but again, nothing is mandatory...

(I'm getting my feet wet with the fancy new rafflecopter entry forms so I'm trying out many different ways to enter so I can see how it all lays out on the handy dandy spreadsheet - thanks for humoring me!)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BK Crown Program - $25 Gift Card Give Away!

*** Edited 11/30/2011 - And the winner, chosen via Rafflecopter & Random.org is...
COMMENT #1! I love when that happens, because it always seems like people are afraid to go first!
Congratulations Linda! Enjoy your Burger King gift card!! 


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Some of our nights are a little more hectic than others...

Like the days where we go right from school to swimming lessons and then hurry home for showers, homework, books and bedtimes...

Nights like those, we love to take the easy way out & pick up something both convenient and fast...

Tonight, our kiddos were absolutely thrilled with the new The BK CROWNTM/MC Program & the interactive Kids Meal box. Sitting atop each box is a newly redesigned BURGER KING® crown, because every kid deserves to be treated like royalty at BURGER KING®

With crowns on their heads, kids can dive into the box, taking it apart, playing fun games and activities that challenge their minds, inspire their imagination and engage with the whole family.

Finger Puppets punched out from the BK Crown Program Box!
BKC has established a fund to help support the Wildlife Conservation SocietyNational Parks Conservation AssociationDonorsChoose.org and Have It Your Way™ Foundation. By visiting BKCrown.com, kids learn how BKC’s charitable partners make a difference. Upon entering BK CROWNTM/MC Codes that are found on the inside of the new Kid's Meal boxes and clicking on their favorite cause, each kid’s vote helps BK® choose which charity to give back to.

Thanks to the fine folks from MyBlogSpark and Burger King, I have a $25.00 gift card to give away!

Simply leave a comment using the form below telling me 
What part of the BK CROWNTM/MC Program would your child like most? AND/OR
Which charity would they pick to help BK® choose how to give back to and why?

None of the entries are mandatory...choose whatever you feel comfortable with...

I am putting some *bonus entries* in this awesome give away as I test the waters with this new-to-me entry form...feel free to do however, how many your heart desires!
It only takes one to win, but the more you enter - the more chances you have!
One winner of a $25 Burger King Gift Card will be chosen on Wednesday, November 30th.

Good Luck!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Back it Up! Carbonite...A Give Away!

***Edited 11/28/2011**
And the winner is...


CONGRATS Meg! I will email you the details of your free year of Carbonite Online Back Up!
Thanks to everyone who entered and tried out the rafflecopter give away entry form with me...
I really liked it...and will use it as often as I can with my give aways going forward...don't forget to click on the 'I did this' box next to the entries!!

Come back again soon and see what other give aways I have coming down the pipeline!
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My main reason for blogging is so that I have a place to collect the literally hundred of pictures that I take each and every month - and make some rhyme and reason out of them.

At the end of each year, I take my blog and turn it into a hard cover book...one day, I will gift these books to our kids who will have beautifully bound books of our adventures, complete with narrative. I hope they will enjoy them & share them with generations to come. I love love love looking at old photos of my family.

For every 1 picture you see in my online spaces...
there are most likely another dozen or so at home.

I am sort of a nut about pictures...I just love them.
I have them on memory cards, the computer, (some) backed up to online sharing sites, and the blog. Every once in awhile - I spend a good chunk of time and I back them up to an External Hard Drive as well.

All of this is well and good - as long as nothing ever happens to said devices.
Water damage, fire damage, kid damage?

I've contemplated online back up for my entire computer - but didn't figure I needed it when I really don't do anything except pictures and blog booking on my home computer...

If I had enough time weren't so lazy, I could back up all of my pictures to an online photo sharing site and call it good...but again, we're talking huge volumes of pictures. And the ones I've used have started imposing limits...

I have huge volumes of pictures I'd be devastated if I lost.
Last August, on the very same day my Mom lost her battle with cancer, our fence had a lightning strike, which traveled into our house and fried our computer (and our cable box, our modem, blah blah blah.)

Life had been hectic and my pictures were NOT backed up.
Not a one from the summer.

::cry::

Here I am, just over a year later...
Enter Carbonite Online Back Up.

I'd heard commercials for Carbonite and thought - oh, I wish I could afford something like that.

But really, how can you NOT afford it.
How would YOU feel if your computer crashed & you lost everything?

I was THRILLED when I was recently offered a one year trial subscription of Carbonite Online Back Up...

I couldn't wait to back up my files!

Carbonite has a very user friendly, easy to read, easy to follow website.
Perfect for non-tech savvy folks like myself...

Carbonite warns that it could take some time to back up your files if there are many...
like...many many files equals many many days...
Ladies and Gentleman...

It took my computer 14 days to back up!
Aye Aye Aye!

But...

Finally, 100% backed up!
It wouldn't of had to take that long - but -
It was hard to keep the computer on, and in non-sleep mode while it needed to do it's initial thing.

Carbonite's website explains very clearly everything you could possibly want to know and more -


Highlights for me?

You can log in to Carbonite from ANY COMPUTER and access your files...
Hello? Want to show Grandma a few pictures that didn't make the blog? Now I can! Log in to Grandma's computer with your Carbonite information and viola! Access to all of your pictures!

No limit to how much you can back up!!
I stopped 'backing up' all of my pictures when an online photo sharing site began limiting how much you could store in each album...and now...everything is backed up, automatically. Even the goofy random outtakes I can't possibly delete!

And...the PRICE!
Carbonite back up is available for just $59.00 a year!
That's less than $5.00 a month for the peace of mind of having your computer backed up! While I don't have anything other than pictures that I am concerned about, my husband DOES keep his softball stats on our home computer...so there's that. I'm guessing other people out there have other things that might be more important to them...
Less than $5.00 a month you guys!
Priceless!

Do you use an online back up system?
Have you heard of or tried Carbonite?


OR...you can leave a comment here and be entered to win your very own, one year subscription of Carbonite!






Up to 3 entries per person -

I'm trying out this fancy new way of hosting the give away - I've absolutely loved it on other blogs, so I hope it's as easy and fun as it appears to be!

The winner of a one year FREE subscription to Carbonite Online Back Up will be chosen on Monday, November 28th, 2011.Good Luck!







*** I was given a one year media subscription to Carbonite and one to give away. Words you are reading on this page are mine and mine alone. ***

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big G Cereal Heros - A Give Away!

*** Update: 11/17/2011 ***

The winner of the General Mills Prize Pack is...


I love when that happens! Comment #1! No one EVER wants to be first to comment on give away posts! - Congratulations ToyStory! Please email me your address so your prize pack can be sent out to you! Thanks to all who entered!
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We are huge cereal eaters in our house...
Breakfast, it's what's for dinner ~ Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and the big school ager's favorite breakfast AT SCHOOL, none other than Cocoa Puffs...

We've been known to eat these for breakfast AND for dinner - on the same day...
Well now,
Big G cereals and DC Comics have joined forces to create a powerful breakfast for you and some of your favorite little sidekicks. Available now, specially marked Big G cereal boxes will feature collectable DC Super Hero comic books starring members from the Justice League, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Green Lantern!

Each box will be packed with action, adventure, and delicious cereal, not to mention a cut-out DC Super Hero mask your child can use to help the Justice League fight crime at breakfast time!
  • Collect all four comics – there’s one in each specially-marked Big G cereal box - and you’ll instantly be the hero of your house
Let Big G cereals and DC ENTERTAINMENT feed your family’s bodies and minds while also giving them a super start to their day! Visit http://www.biggcerealheroes.com/ for more information on Big G cereals and DC Comics.
The folks at General Mills & MyBlog Spark are generously giving away a prize pack to 1 lucky reader of Gust Gab!
The prize pack contains:
1 box of a participating Big G cereal
1 set of the collectable DC Super Hero comic books
1 Green Lantern action figure


*** If you aren't a cereal eater or don't have a little one in your life that would enjoy this action figure...this is a GREAT time to be thinking about those less fortunate. Food shelf use goes up this time of year, and I know that your local toys for tots or shelter would love to give a super cool action figure to a little dude or sweet little girl that might otherwise not get a present. Even if this give away isn't something you'd typically think 'Ohhh I need that!" why not enter & should you win, donate to a worthy cause? ***

I mean, really...who wouldn't want to get this?

So how do you enter? Simple - leave me a comment!

That's it! But, I would really love to know...
If you could have any super power...what would it be?
What would mine be?
hmmmm - there are soo many I'd love to have, but, since I have so many already - I'd have to say FLIGHT!
How cool would it be to fly to and from the places I need go instead of getting in the car and DRIVING to them! That would be soo awesome!

So, go ahead...leave me a comment, any comment...
tell me what you'd love for your superpower...or what you had for breakfast.

*** Bonus Entry - Do you like Gust Gab on Facebook? If so, please leave me a separate comment telling me so...
One winner will be chosen via random.org on Thursday, November 17th.



*** Product, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills and DC ENTERTAINMENT through MyBlogSpark. ***

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shutterfly Holiday Cards - A Give Away!

Click on over to my main blog GUST GAB and leave a comment (or two or three: see bonus entry options) and be entered to win one of three sets of Shutterfly Cards that you yourself can select & design!

YAY!

PS - if you are a blogger - don't forget to throw your name in the hat for an ADDITIONAL 25 cards! (Details in the blog post over on Gust Gab!)

Talk about awesome!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun Da Middles Winner!

The winner of the Fun da Middles give away is...




CONGRATS KARIN!

Email me your mailing info and then watch your doorstep for your prize package!

Thanks for stopping by and entering the give away...


Stay tuned for more fun stuff to come!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

EverSave...

Going crazy trying to balance your life?

Need a little me time?

Stop by over here, leave a comment or two and be entered to win not one, not two, but THREE SAVE Certificates for a Spa Mani/Pedi at Colleen & Company! Me Time with a couple of friends?

What could be better than that?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

FUN da Middles! A Give Away!










If there is one thing my kid loves more than cupcakes, it's the FROSTING! Her favorite part of the cupcake is licking the frosting off of the cupcake (and then promptly giving the cupcake away to her Daddy!)



Imagine how excited she is trying Fun da Middles by Betty Crocker!



What a fun idea for your next event!
Combining cake mix and filling pouch in one box, Fun da-middles cupcakes have a special creamy filling that bakes inside the cupcake.


Perfect for the non-crafty, non-baker person like me!


Think you can't pull off something like filled cupcakes?




We are entering birthday season in our house and I just know these will be a huge hit!

Cake Pops & Fun da Middles anyone?


I am so excited to be able to share an awesome prize pack for one lucky reader thanks to Betty Crocker & MyBlogSpark. The winner´s prize pack will contain:


•One sample of new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles cupcake mix
•One cupcake pan
•One oven mitt
•One package of cupcake liners
•One box of cupcake gift notes






So...how do you win?


All you have to do now is leave a comment to be entered to win!


Tell me if you prefer cupcakes or cake or

something else all together when you celebrate special occassions!


** Bonus entry... Like Gust Gab on FACEBOOK and then leave me a comment telling me you are a Facebook Fan for a bonus entry! ***


Please don't forget to leave me an email address to get ahold of you should you be the winner! (Not everyone has their emails enabled in their blogger profile! THANKS!)



One winner will selected via Random.org on Monday, September 26th.


And...if you like coupons as much as me...
Click HERE to print your own coupons for Fun da Middles!





*** A huge thank you to Betty Crocker & MyBlogSpark for providing me with a prize pack as well as one to give away to one of my readers as well ***

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Minnesota Zoo - A Give Away!

I've got a great give away going on over at my main blog - GUST GAB - for tickets to the Minnesota Zoo - Stop over there and enter today!!

Gust Gab Minnesota Zoo Give Away - Click HERE!







*** Comments are closed on this post, as I want all entries on the main give away post to make it easier for random.org to do it's thing! ***

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fiber One ~ Cereal Give Away

I always said I wasn't going to be one of those moms that made separate meals for everyone...that we'd all sit down and eat the same meal, together, as often as we could.

Little did I know just how hard that would be when life was actually happening...
From the time the alarm goes off in the morning until long after the sun goes down...
It's busy busy busy at our house - work and daycare, time spent with friends, softball, karate, swimming lessons, grocery shopping, lawn mowing, flower gardening, bike riding and who all knows what else...

We are always on the go -
Finding the time to make a decent meal much less all sitting down at the same time to eat it is harder than you'd think!

We've been experiencing a major heat wave here in Minnesota - Heat index well up over 100 degrees many days in a row...The last thing we want to do is turn on a hot oven or eat a warm meal on days like that...and those days have been many...

It's no secret that our five year old is a picky eater - but one thing that she loves to eat and we love to let her, is cereal...What better meal on a stifling hot day than a bowl of cereal!  And I don't feel one bit bad about letting her, or our entire family for that matter, eat cereal for dinner either! (Or breakfast or lunch!)


It's especially easy when you let your taste buds be your guide and let Fiber One take care of the fiber. Getting fiber in foods you love doesn’t have to be a struggle when there are delicious honey clusters, plump and juicy raisins, caramel-flavored whole wheat squares, or whole grain shredded wheat biscuits with frosting that make it taste amazing.
My family has been enjoying a wide variety of Fiber One cereals thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark, and now, they'd like to give one lucky reader of Gust Gab a Fiber One cereal gift pack too!

The gift pack includes 5 boxes of Fiber One cereal (Original®, Honey Clusters®, Raisin Bran Clusters®, Caramel Delight®, and Shredded Wheat®) for you to enjoy!

Visit Fiber One online for great information on healthy living and additional ways to incorporate fiber into your diet. Also, be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page and get involved in the conversation!

For an awesome money saving coupon, click here  so you can get yourself a printable coupon for $0.75 off the purchase of any (1) Fiber One cereal today! (And...if your local store doubles like mine does...That's $1.50 off a box of Fiber One! YAY!

*** To be entered in the contest, simply tell me your favorite breakfast cereal...

***** Bonus Entry - Like GUST GAB on Facebook

******** Bonus Entry - become a follower of Gust Gab

That's it! Three chances to win! (Please leave a separate comment for each thing so that random.org has an easier time selecting the winner!)

A winner will be chosen on August 3rd - so leave your comments now!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Organic Family Love Fest! (& Give Away!)

Organic Family Love Fest at the Minneapolis Aquatennial!

As part of its national a cross-country tour, the Organic Family Love Fest offers Minneapolis area families an opportunity to play, eat and learn with the organic experts. The event will feature delicious yogurt tastings, cooking demos from local chefs, food and nutrition information, and barnyard shenanigans for kids including Stonyfield Farm’s own automated “pooping cow” that teaches about organic farming with a hint of humor. Talk about something different to capture the kids' attention at the Aquatennial huh?

AND...Stonyfield will donate $1 to charitable organization Healthy Child, Healthy World for every handprint added to the event’s handprint wall.

Folks, if you are going to be at the Aquatennial...DO THE HANDPRINT!! What an easy way to make a donation!

Details on the Stonybrook Event are as follows:

When: Saturday, July 23
Time: 6:00 PM– 10:00 PM
Where: Minneapolis Aquatennial (81 S. 9th Street #260, Minneapolis, MN)

Stonyfield organic YoBaby Meals offer a unique 3-in-1 combination of protein-packed yogurt + fruit + veggie purée in one cup. They’re an easy, delicious and surprising way to help moms give their babies and toddlers a trio of important food groups at every meal. Oikos is the only organic Greek yogurt available nationally; it’s made from organic milk that’s free of toxic and persistent chemicals, antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones.

Stonyfield Yogurt for the Whole Family!!

The fine folks at Stonyfield would like to share their products with one lucky reader from Gust Gab! (The give away is in coupon form, so you do not need to be local to win!)

YAY! Interested in coupons for FREE Oikos and YoBaby yogurt?
Who doesn't need a healthy, COOL treat when we're in the hot hot hottest days of summer???

Simply leave a comment here telling me your favorite flavor of yogurt...
**Bonus entry? Become a Gust Gab Facebook Fan...& then leave another comment saying that you are...(even if you already are...BONUS!! Just leave a separate comment...)

That's it...easy peasy!

A winner will be selected via random.org on Thursday, July 28th.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Memorex PurePlay Portable Speaker

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Memorex Pure Play Portable Speaker...

Being that we aren't into the iphone and neither of the adults in our house have any iphone envy...
I wasn't sure if this was the right fit for our family...

We do however, have a couple of ipods...
Ipods that are constantly in use for the hub's daily jogs and for the kiddos' listening enjoyment...
and every great once in awhile...for me to escape & listen to some tunes as well!

Imagine my delight when I discovered that this thing not only works as a portable speaker, but also charges the unit at the same time! YAY! (Our ipods NEVER have any juice!)

As taken from their website:
A compact, clutch-style speaker system, the PurePlay™ Portable Speaker packs a big sound in a small, easily portable design. Perfect for a picnic, poolside or indoors, slide it in your favorite bag knowing the speakers are well protected, and then simply unfold it to move and groove to your favorite tunes – all while charging your iPod® or iPhone®.

They aren't kiddin! You can plug this unit in with the AC Adapter it comes with...Or you can pop in some AAA batteries and take it with you where ever you may be headed...

My kids who are ONLY preschoolers yet,love using the unit to listen to the ipod 'out loud' as we often have them listening with headphones...


There have been some crazy fun family dance parties going on around here since we discovered the Memorex PurePlay!

You'd looove to see some pictures or video of THAT now wouldn't you?

Sorry folks...
You'll just have to use your imagination...although my 4 year old does have him some great dance moves!

This cute little number comes in three colors: white, charcoal and black...

I just love how compact and lightweight and PORTABLE it is...slip it right into my purse and it fits right in with the other stuff...
Here it is next to my cable remote...

Almost the same size and even more lightweight!

You can bring this little number anywhere!
To the park or beach, or just on your nightstand!

The Memorex PurePlay retails for around $70.00 and is available at many fine local retailers both in stores and online...

To buy or not to buy?

In my opinion, this is an easy one ~
YES!
A docking station for your ipad (or iphone) that CHARGES it up for you too? For families like us who take the ipods with them on the go, how great to be able to travel and not have to plug the ipod into a computer somewhere to charge it up! HEEEELLLLLOO convenience!

Plus, the portability factor, the sleek, compact design and the ability to play your itunes out loud anywhere you are?

YES PLEASE!
We are loving this little gadget ~ and I'm confident you will too!



*** I was provided with a complimentary unit for review. The words and opinions that you read here are my own ***

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