Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

16.10.10

Ebeanstalk - Have You Heard?


I have seen ebeanstalk mentioned on several blogs, but I have to admit, I had actually never heard of them until that point.
ebeanstalk is more than just a website that sells toys.
They have so many added features that I think make them stand out.
They have grandparent central, a birthday reminder section and one of my favorites, the expert section. The expert section is filled with great articles for parents to read!

Now, let me tell you about all the kids toys they offer! (Isn't that the most fun, anyways?!)
I will tell you just like I told Marc, I really like this site!!!!

You can pick a toy based upon several factors:
Category, Age or Brand!
ebeanstalk sells baby toys for those with special new bundles of joy!
They even sell toys for 1 year olds (yep, we have been looking there!)

I was pretty excited when I noticed that you can buy toys based on the grow and learn series.
Have you heard about that?
You start with picking your child's age.
Then, it will select 4 toys for the next YEARS worth of development for your child!
How cool is that?
They list several different packages for you to choose from.
Now, in my opinion... That is going above and beyond!

I am so excited for the chance to work with ebeanstalk in hosting a review of one of their toys...
So stay tuned so I can tell you all about the quality of their products!!!

***** I have not been paid to post this.
I will be receiving a complimentary item for review at a later date. *****

14.10.10

Aloha Friday - # 56


Get ready for the weekend everyone!
It is FRIDAY!!!!!

You know what that means...
ALOHA!!!

My question this week:

Who develops your prints?

My answer -

I normally wait until I find a special going on...
Then my main 4 sources are:
Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens and Rite Aid...

What about you?

Enjoy your weekend!

Don't forget to enter the contests that I currently have going on!!!
Perfect for the holidays!!!!

Bloggy Blog Desigz NEW Contest

Go ahead and enter...
You know you want to!
They did my webpage and I love it!!!!!
(Grab my NEW button while you are here!)


Bloggy Blog Designz is having a Giveaway!!! They are giving away all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20% off any purchase through the end of the month! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what's right for you.
The first 5 entrants will receive a $15 giftcard. The giveaway will close on October 23rd, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone!

13.10.10

Expressionery - Review


I was lucky enough to be able to review a few different things from Expressionery and I wanted to share them with you.
I first have to tell you that I though they were "just a stationery company."
That is fine by me, as I was able to review a couple of their folded note cards...
(As a side note, they were included in the Daytime Emmy Awards Gift Bags!)
I really liked how they looked.
It was made of a heavy card stock with the image on the front and back!
The inside was left blank for you to write your own personal message.
The colors were bright and vivid and I think that in the days where snail mail is slowly disappearing, this would be a great gift for someone who enjoys the occasional letter that seems to be slipping away in today's technology.

I was also able to review one of their stamps...
The one I got says " A Happy Family Starts With You."
You can pick the design you want...
and then upload your own text!!!
I love this, as you can have it say anything!
Maybe you want your return address? Or your blog web address?
The options are endless!!!!
It is a self inking stamp, so no messy ink pad to worry about!
Just press it onto your paper and you are good to go!

The final thing I was able to review was a brand new melamine plate that I just love!
The one I have says For your special day.
It is not microwave safe... but it says it is safe for the dishwasher...
I think that this would be a great gift for someone on their birthday or wedding...
or maybe an anniversary?
The best part? If you drop it, it will not shatter everywhere!!!
If I baked, I would love to bake cookies or brownies, then put it on the plate as part of a gift...
Talk about a sweet gift, from the heart!

Go ahead and like them on facebook, as well as follow on twitter...
Holidays are approaching, you KNOW they will help you out so much!!!!

As I said, they have so much more than just stationery!!!
Thanks to Expressionery for allowing me the chance to review these wonderful products!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation


CSN - Ready to help you for the holidays - GIVEAWAY


I have heard numerous people mention they are moving...
Do you have all the furniture you need?
If not, check out CSN!
You know they have it all!
With over 200+ stores, I am sure you will find everything there!
From End Tables to patio and garden furniture.
They have you covered...
As always, I love looking at all CSN has to offer...
This time around, I will point out a few of the tables that caught my eye...
(Remember, Marc and I are looking to get a house!)

I want this one just because I think it might be one of the coolest, most unusual end table I have ever seen...
Isn't it a great conversation piece?
But for practical reasons, this one is what we will most likely get...
I also like this...
It looks sturdy and like a good place to put my magazines/coffee table books while not taking up room at the top!
With the holidays approaching, you might be on the lookout for new furniture (such as end tables) or you might be looking for something else! Just head on over and see what all CSN has to offer.

Best Part -
CSN wants to help one of you out this holiday season!
One lucky reader is going to win a $45 gift card to use how you feel best suits your needs!


Want to enter?

Mandatory entry-
YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER.
(Please leave email address in your comment if not visible in your profile.)
Tell me what you would get if you won.

Extra entries-
(Leave separate comment for each entry)
Subscribe by email, must be active- 2 entries
Follow me on twitter - 2 entries
Follow CSN on twitter - 2 entries
Follow me on Networked Blogs - 3 entries
Like me on facebook - 3 entries
Like CSN on facebook - 3 entries
Grab my NEW button and leave a link showing me where it is - 4 entries
Enter any other current giveaway - 1 entry per giveaway
Comment on any REVIEW (non giveaway) - 2 per review, limit 3
Comment on any personal post - 2 per comment, limit 3
You can tweet daily, linking back to this post - 1 per day


Contest open to US and Canada.
Contest will end November 3rd at midnight.
Random.org will select the winner.
Winner will be emailed and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

12.10.10

w w - spunky again

Remember when I introduced you to Spunky here?
Well, this is when dad and Spunky were in Maine heading over to Afghanistan!

Don't forget I have SEVERAL contests going on...
Just click the giveaways tab up top and enter away!!!
(Also, if you grab my NEW BUTTON, you will get an extra entry into whichever contests you want... You just need to leave a comment saying you have the button and where... same goes if you follow me on Networked Blogs... this extra entry is good for any and all current contests!!!!)

Link up your WW at 5minutesformom
or

Pampers Gifts To Grow


Do you save your points?
(If you don't... feel free to send them to me... I will use them!)

Seriously...
I have tried to tell everyone I know about this!
They have some pretty cool rewards you can get...
If you think about it, you are paying for the diapers anyways, why not stock up the points?

I just wanted to share several bonus points I have found lately...

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11.10.10

Music Moves Me Monday - Movies

I am finally remembering to link up with Music Moves Me Mondays at XMASSDOLLY.
TIME TO PAR-TAY HAR-DAY!!! SHAKE YOUR BOO-TAY!

So, here's the steps to this party.
First step: Run over to You Tube, (or wherever), and lock & load! Get your pick for the theme of the week. Upcoming themes are over to you left.
Second Step: Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (at her site)
Third step: SIGN THE LINKY - Dance (follow) your host/hostesses, and grab their buttons.
Final step: Start lookin' for a partner and boogie on down to her blog, and say hello, and tag (follow) her/him, and leave a nice comment. If you've been tagged (followed) be hip, and get on over there, and tag (follow) her back & leave a comment.


THAT'S IT! What a great way to meet fellow Rockin' Bloggers!



You can read HERE to see yet another reason why I picked this song...
I LOVE ANN- MARGRET!!!!


10.10.10

So happy! But No Picture Proof

When Marc returned from his deployment...
He had different ARMY things to do during the day, and while he did that...
Broxton and I hung out at the hotel.

Well, one day...
We went to visit a friend of mine on the set of ARMY WIVES.
(You KNOW I LOVE that show... )
Well, she was working and we got to go and see her for a few minutes.
I mean, we were close and we did NOT want to pass this chance up.

So, I got there... and hung out with her husband until she had a free minute...
It was a busy day and I was just kinda "there"

I was so excited hanging out...
(Let me tell you, I LOVE celebrities... not in the stalker way, but in the "if you are a celebrity and are cool, I will support you all I can... If you think you are too good, I will remember that too!")
Well, I got to meet Sally Pressman - She plays Roxy...
Total sweetheart and Broxton LOVED her puppy!

I met Kim Delaney (Claudia Joy) for a second... (she came and introduced herself.. so nice, like I would NOT know any of them!)

Catherine Bell (Denise) walked by me several times, she was always on her phone (maybe tweeting, she loves it) she waved, but we did not meet..

I even met Katelyn Pippy...
She was super nice and said hello to Broxton!

I saw the guys that play Trevor and Roland...
But that was it... they were not near me.

Guess who was THE SWEETEST? Brigid Brannagh (Pamela) she was wonderful! She came over... talked like I was a friend, not just a fan! She took me on the set and showed me around (I could not go while they were filming because I had Broxton with me!
She even started carrying Broxton around and was just an absolutely wonderful person!!!!

Now, to the COOLEST piece of news about that day........
I .
MET.
ANN-MARGRET!!!!

Yes, You read that right!
I met Ann- Margret!!!

She came out and I was in awe!
I loved her in Bye-Bye Birdie ( yes, I even had to tell her!)
I tried not to be completely in awe, but I did manage to tell her that it was an honor to meet her.
She was so sweet and so little!
She asked if she could hold Broxton.
I of course said yes!
I did warn her that he was drooling A WHOLE BUNCH and was HEAVY as anything...
She took him and just started going on and on about him!
He leaned all on her, just being a sweet lovable boy...
She kept hugging and kissing him!!!

Oh, how I wish I had a picture of that!

But, I do have the memories!!!
:)
And yes, I will tell Broxton ALL about it!!!!

Now, a clip from the day we were there:


10/10/10 - Top 10

My dear friend Lorie posted her top 10....
So I am too!
(She just NOW realized it was 10/10/10... and lucky me, my computer said 10:10 when I was on her post)


Anyways-
The top 10 things that make me smile
1. Being a mommy... I really and truly am a very blessed person. I know, I was a step mom to some sweet boys, but being pregnant... and seeing Broxton for the first time... That showed me a love I have never EVER known before...

2. My husband... Marc is a wonderful man that completes me. Besides being a wonderful husband and daddy, he is a TRUE American Hero... Add to it him being deployed the first part of Broxton's life... It is sad, but sweet... We are so proud of him! (and SO GLAD he is Home!)

3. My family and friends ... They helped get me through Marc's deployment...
and are such treasures... Those in my life are here, through good and bad!

4. My bloggy buddies... Although we have never met face to face, I have several that I really consider friends, not just "followers" but actual friends and I am so looking for the chance to meet you all!

5. The Internet... How else would we have survived Marc's deployment? How else would I know YOU?

6. Soldiers Angels... A great organization that shows support to the military...
I will be posting about them soon, as they are in desperate need of any amount of a donation you can send.... Without donations, some products might have to be eliminated...

7. Gymboree... Broxton gets to go and play and make new friends... and run and play and get exercise... did I mention run and play? LOVE IT!!! (Makes nap time better!)

8. Books... I love to read, always have... always will.... I love the escape- if even only for a few minutes!

9. A nice HOT BATH... Relax, read a book if I can... Bubbles...

10. My camera... I have ALWAYS carried a camera... High school and college... and of course, now that I have this little boy running around! Thank goodness for digital! (It was getting pricey printing all those on film!)
 
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