Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Get Your Doodle On! {GIVEAWAY]

Stocking stuffers are always the hardest holiday gifts for me to buy.  So many of the "little" things for kids are junky that they don't really need and I hate buying the girls candy so color me stumped.  Wait a minute.  Rewind.  What was that I just typed?  "Color me."  Why did I think of this before?  Doodlers are the answer! 

Doodlers are upcycled chunky marbled crayons from Crayon Couture that are perfect for little hands.  And you won't believe the variety of shapes they come in!  There's Elmo for Sesame Street lovers.


And rings for girly girls:

Rocket ships for the wannabe space explorer:

And a fun assortment of holiday goodies.

I love the super cute cupcakes.

And you can even get the letters to spell your child's name.

You may remember that I made my own chunky crayons as favors for Gabrielle and Alaina's first birthday party and while it wasn't hard, it was time consuming and it took a lot of crayons.  A lot.  And each one had to have the label peeled off.  Which took forever.  So this time around, I'll be ordering Doodlers for Gabrielle and Alaina.  For the reasonable price at Crayon Couture, it's so worth it.  It took me weeks to get the wax out from under my nails! 

Annie, the creative one behind the crayons, also has a wonderful blog called Ordinary to Extraordinary where she shares fabulous free printable coloring pages, great kids' craft projects and more.  It's a great resource for finding ways to help your child express his or her creativity.

So whether you're looking for sticking stuffers like I am or need practical but cool party favors, check out Crayon Couture.  If you don't see a shape you like, convo Annie because she can do custom work too! 

And guess what?  One lucky AFOMFT reader is going to win a $25 credit to buy the Doodlers of their choice!  To enter, visit Crayon Couture and post a comment here telling me what you'll buy if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber.
  • Publicly follow Annie's Ordinary to Extraordinary blog
  • Visit Crayon Couture and make the store a favorite.
  • "Like" AFOMFT on Facebook 
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  • Ask your friends to "like" AFOMFT on Facebook by sending them this link - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN - and post a comment here with the names of each one who does.  You'll earn one entry per new friend who "likes" our page and names will be cross-checked.  
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter (@AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  It's the Holiday Happening on @AFOMFT w/ a giveaway-a-day all month! #Win a $25 credit to Crayon Couture - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
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  • Blog or post on Facebook about this giveaway with a link to this post (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and make sure your comments include a link to your status or blog post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends December 7th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on December 8th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Images: Crayon Couture

Introducing B is for Bambino! {GIVEAWAY}

I don't know what's in the water, but I've had a lot of new babies to buy for recently and finding the right gift is always tough.  My friend, Amy, had the same dilemma, so when a mutual friend of ours had a baby girl, she and her husband, Eric, decided to make something instead.  Our friend is an avid snowboarder so they came up with a onesie with this sassy saying:

Adorable, right?  From there, the ideas just kept flowing and B is for Bambino was, excuse the pun, born! 

Specializing in gifts for the children of sports enthusiasts, their designs are unique and fun with a playful sensibility.  There are options for yoga lovers:


Golf lovers:

Fishermen (and women!):
And soccer fans:

And there are lots more designs where these came from!  Each one is available on a variety of onesies as well as bibs, and the sayings come in five different color options.  A B is for Bambino onesie will be a huge hit as a baby shower gift or make the perfect new baby present, and if you're looking for a stocking stuffer for a little one this holiday season, you can't go wrong with one of the bibs!  And if there's something you'd like but don't see, just e-mail requests@bisforbambino.com and Amy and Eric do their best to come up with just the thing.  I asked for a fishing themed design and this is the result:
I love it! 

Be sure to "like" B is for Bambino on Facebook so you can stay up-to-date on their latest offerings.  Because at this store, cute is a four letter word!

In honor of their store launch, B is for Bambino is offering a great giveaway for their first customers!  Order any product before the end of the year and you'll be entered to win a onesie for free.  Just place your order and then email giveaway@bisforbambino.com with your name, e-mail address and order number and you'll earn an entry into a drawing on January 4th, 2011.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail.  Happy shopping!

Images: B is for Bambino


Congratulations KAREN!  You've won a set of Twinzies or Twin Teez from klzart!  I'm getting the Naughty and Nice set for Gabrielle and Alaina.

Please e-mail me at afomft@gmail.com by end of day Thursday, December 2nd to claim your prize. If I do not hear from you by then, a new winner will be chosen.  

And a huge thank you to Kelly from klzart for this terrific giveaway and this exclusive discount for AFOMFT readers! 

Get 10% off of your purchase from klzart through December 25th by entering code AFOMFT when you check out.  Now you have no excuse for not outfitting your kiddos in some cute new duds!  Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

DEAL ALERT: Cyber Monday Deals Galore {DISCOUNTS}

Holy cow, are there a lot of great CYBER MONDAY deals out there today!  Here are some fabulous discounts from handmade, mom-made and AFOMFT favorites.  All codes are good through end of day today, Monday 11/29 unless otherwise noted.  If you have a discount you'd like included, post it in the comments section and I'll add it in.

Get 25% all orders of $25 or more of their fabulous baking, party and decorating supplies 
with code GIVETHANKS

15% off adorable plush monsters and finger puppets with code TURKEY15

40% off laminated personalized place mats (no code needed), normally $10, now $6

Get 20% off your entire party printable order with code CYBERMON

Free shipping on orders over $20 and 50% off all crochet headbands

Get 30% off great swimsuits with code sale30

Get 15% off fun and funky jewelry with code MONDAY

Get 15% off gorgeous headbands and jewelry with code CYBERMONDAY

15% off cards, invitations and other gifts with code CYBERMON15

Get 25% off great art prints and wooden blocks with code BLACKFRIDAY

Get 20% off and free shipping on the cutest bags with code CYBERMONDAY

20% off upcycled kid's clothing with code CYBERMONDAY

Get 25% off custom cards, invitations and announcements with code thanks25

25% off custom photo mats with code CYBERMONDAY

Get 40% off on adorable kids shoes with code WREATH
momAgenda -
Get 20% off sitewide through 12/1 plus free shipping on all orders

10% off gorgeous paper goods including silhouettes with code CYBER

Get 15% off yummy sweets with code CYMON15

40% off stationery with code CYBERMONDAY

Take 15% off everything with code CYBERMONDAY plus spend $50 or more and get a couple of stocking stuffers: a travel tissue case and a pair of chubby button hairclips

Polka Dot Market -
Free shipping on all orders of sweet party goods and kids clothing

Pretty & Preppy -
15% off adorable accessories with code CYBERMONDAY2010

10% off aprons and cup cozies with code CYBERMONTW

Get free shipping on orders over $45 plus 20% off for FB fans on fabulous wall decals 
(like their FB PAGE and click the Fans save 20% tab for the code)

30% off adorable monster bibs and more with code happyholidays

30% sweet treats off with code THANKS

Get 20% off gorgeous handbags with code HOLIDAYS through 12/3

Get 30% off divine colored twine with code CRAZYSALE30

Get 20% hair clips, tutus and more off with code SMALLBIZ -

Get a free set of simple clips with your order through 12/10

20% off all party supplies and printables in the store and 
get the Holiday Printable Collection free with any purchase using code friday

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off or Buy 2, Get One Free 
on the cutest hats and ehadbands for babies, kids and moms

Get 25% off adorable baby clothing and accessories with CYBER25

I'm constantly adding codes to the note on our Facebook Page so check back often!  And for more great discounts, be sure to visit The Shopping Mama as well.