Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gussy has a lot to sew

I stumbled upon Gussy via The Vintage Pearl and I think you'll love her products as much as I do. 

The Gussy signature is a huge, oversized ruffle on each of her beautifully sewn products - from laptop bags to makeup bags to headbands. So FUN!!

These would make great gifts for the girly girls on your gift list.  Also check out her baby blankets and a baby doll blanket for the little mamas priced at just $15!.

Monday, August 30, 2010

If I were a little girl ...

If I were a little girl, I would want either of these watches:

And these knit pajamas in Happy Sunflower:

So cute!!  Garnet Hill has the best clothes, shoes and fun accessories for little girls. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sweet Maddy {Lunch Punch} WINNER

Thanks to all who participated in the Sweet Mady Lunch Punch GIVEAWAY!

I am happy to announce the lucky winner is comment #71 ~~ Vicki

Vicki -- Sweet Mady will contact you very soon.


Big, big thanks to Michelle at Sweet Mady for a *very* popular giveaway!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet Mady GIVEAWAY {Lunch Punch}--closed

Do you have Back To School fever?  I do!  There is something about the big school displays at stores like Target that get me all excited about a new school year.  This is the first year I'll have a child eating in the cafeteria at school.  I've run down my school lunch checklist and we have just about everything for the first lunches at school - Yay!  But I was looking for a way to make my daughter's lunch FUN and remind her that mom is thinking of her.  That is when I came across Lunch Punches at Sweet Mady.


Lunch Punches are a food cutters specifically designed to capture the most amount of bread when it cuts the crust off your sandwich.  But don't limit yourself to just sandwiches - Lunch Punches can be used on tortillas, toast, cheese, cakes, and cookies.  They are BPA, phthalates, lead and PVC free!  And the added bonus:  Lunch Punches are dishwasher safe (love that!).

I ordered the SandWISHES from Sweet Mady and used them for the first time earlier this week.  My daughters loved their turkey sandwiches in a crown shape with a little heart cut from the center.  They both thought is was super cute to eat their little heart sandwich first.  I'll save the three other designs for when schools starts but I just know we are going to enjoy lots of yummy meals thanks to Lunch Punches.

Lunch Punches would make a great gift idea for your own son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, etc.  There is nothing like adding a little fun (and some smiles) into our meals!  Priced at just $14 for a set of four themed cutters.


Michelle from Sweet Mady has generously offered to give one Penguin's Gift reader two sets of Lunch Punches. Yes, TWO!  The SandWISHES and Fun To Drive Lunch Punches.  Yay!!

You have 3 chances to WIN! Make sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry, and leave your email address if it is not easily visible on your profile or blog.

~COMMENT~ Leave a comment to this post.  Simple as that!

~BONUS ENTRY #1~ 'Like' Sweet Mady on Facebook.
Already 'like' Sweet Mady on FB? You are eligible too!

~BONUS ENTRY #2~ 'Like' Penguin's Gift on Facebook.
Already 'like' Penguin's Gift on FB? You are eligible too!

This giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 25th. Please leave all of your comments by 10:00 p.m. on that day.  One winner will be selected at Random.org. Good luck!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stomp Rocket

There has been a buzz about Stomp Rockets, so many friends have said it is the perfect birthday gift.  And I totally agree!  The kit would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for just about any child.  This is one of the go-to gift ideas for a school friends birthday party your children are invited to, when you really don't know the birthday child very well.

We recently purchased the Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit and have had so much fun with it.  My husband and I are right there taking turns with shooting off the rockets with our children.  The Junior kit is designed for children 3 years and older which is just about the age of my youngest daughter.  The other selling point for me was the rockets in the Junior kit only go to 100 feet and there is less of a chance to shoot the rockets into the trees around our home.

The Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit is just over $7 and the Ultra Stomp Rocket is just over $13, both from Amazon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hope For Orphans Necklace

Isn't this necklace touching?!?  And once you learn the story behind it you'll find the necklace even more beautiful.

The kind-hearted Erin at The Vintage Pearl designed this necklace with adoptive families in mind.  The women, men, and siblings that open their hearts to a baby/child searching for a family are some of the most special people we have among us.  The proceeds of each necklace purchase goes to help a waiting child or baby go home.

This necklace would be a lovely gift for someone in the adoption process, or someone that has had the joy of welcoming a little baby/child into their family.  It would also make a great gift for someone that sometimes needs a gentle reminder for 'hope'.

The Hope For Orphans necklace is available at The Vintage Pearl's Ready to Ship Shop and is available in two lengths, 18 inch or 20 inch.  Priced at just $25!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mpix.com {25% off Gallery Wraps}

Use code gwsale10 at Mpix.com for 25% off Gallery Wraps, good through Wednesday the 18th. 

A Gallery Wrap would make a great gift for lots of loved ones.  Think outside of the traditional child/family pictures.  This would be wonderful gift idea for a favorite scenic photo from vacation or a cherished photograph from the archives.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sarah + Abraham {20% off select products}

In honor of Back-to-School the amazing Sarah + Abraham is offering 20% off personalized water bottles, "a note from mom" notepads, and olliegraphic notepads.

No coupon code needed, sale prices are marked on each product.
The 20% off sale is good until midnight CST on Thursday, August 12th

Monday, August 9, 2010

glassybaby {free shipping}


glassybaby is offering free shipping when you purchase 3 or more votives
during the month of August (no code required).

I've shared my love for glassybaby before

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stella & Dot WINNER

Thanks to all who participated in the Stella & Dot GIVEAWAY!

I am happy to announce the lucky winner is comment #21 ~~
Lisa from Beyond The Cover!!

Lisa -- Jo-Ann will contact you very soon.


You can still get a FREE bracelet from Stella & Dot...
because Jo-Ann has graciously offered a FREE girls bracelet with any order of $100 or more placed on her Stella & Dot site. Simply place your order then email her at pjcoe@verizon.net with your order number and girls bracelet of your choice.
Free bracelet offer good until Sunday, August 8th, 2010.


Big, big thanks to Jo-Ann for an amazing giveaway!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

GIVEAWAY ends soon

A little reminder that the Stella & Dot GIVEAWAY ends tonight!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sweet Mady {15% off}

Sweet Mady is offering 15% off all orders placed while the owners enjoy a vacation (a little fun for them, and a little savings for you!).  Use code vaca15.

I love their personalized plates and bowls.  They even have special designs for holidays such as Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, and Thanksgiving.