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Valentines Day is right around the corner and what better way to say “I love you” than with a beautiful flower bouquet from Teleflora!


About Teleflora
At Teleflora, we’re proud to have been connecting customers with the nation’s best florists for more than 78 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 16,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. This extensive network, coupled with our commitment to exceptional customer service, means that when you send flowers from Teleflora, you can be confident that you’re sending the best. As a service organization rather than a florist, Teleflora makes it easy to select beautiful florist-delivered products by investing in the most modern technology, seeking continuous innovation and improvement in services, and providing the best people in the business to ensure your confidence that your order will be placed easily and filled by a Teleflora florist quickly and professionally to your complete satisfaction.

Teleflora offers a beautiful selection of flowers for Valentine’s Day for that special someone in your life.  Imagine your valentines excitement when flowers are delivered right to their front door or office! 

With everything from roses to daisies in hues of red, pink, purple and white, there is a Valentine’s Day bouquet for every flower preference. 

flowerscollageStarting at $29.99, choices include a variety of vases and styles. Choose a traditional vase of flowers or explore the creative options like the heart shaped bouquet in a red, bamboo box container.  Whatever style you choose, your loved one is sure to be impressed with these beautiful flowers!

To celebrate love everywhere, Teleflora is offering one of my readers the chance to win a $75 Gift Certificate to their shop.  Good luck!


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One lucky readers is going to win $75 Gift Certificate to Teleflora (plus the $14.99 service fee is waived)!


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Do you have a hard-to-shop person on your list this year?  I have the perfect solution for you! Why not give them the flu, a stomach ache or the rotovirus?

Say what??

With GIANTmicrobes, you can gift your loved one a wide variety of microbes, from maladies to menageries!  Even better, you can get some in fun Christmas Boxed Sets!
microbesGIANTmicrobes are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes but much, much larger!  The GIANTmicrobes website has a huge variety of microbes including the cold, brain cell, penicillin, even bed bug.  The latest releases are plasma, liver cell, even heart cell that beats when you press it!  They are great for teaching or just for fun!  
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I absolutely love candles!  They are perfect for setting a mood whether it be a candle lit dinner, holiday get-together or just curling up on the couch for a movie at home.

That’s why I was down right giddy when I discovered Volcanica and their gorgeous selection of exotic candles made from artisans in Bali!


Each artisan-made, exotic Volcanica candle is a unique decorative work of art that reflects the beautiful, exotic tradition of Balinese wood carving. Fabricated with pure waxes from bees and palm tree, these Eco-friendly candles are made with only natural ingredients indigenous to Bali.

We recently had the opportunity to experience the Rose Candles from Volcanica. 

IMG_7910The Roses Collection is stunning and feature delicate roses carved into the entire candle.  Each candle came in a black, decorative box so they are perfect for gift giving. 

What makes these candles unique, aside from the striking beauty, is that these candles burn from the core to create luminaries without melting the intricate design. 

IMG_7913Once the core is melted down enough, you can preserve your candle forever by just dropping in a tea light.  We burned our candles for a couple hours and are just now getting to where we can add a tea light, so they can essentially burn for hours and hours!

IMG_7909The Roses candles come in pink, cream, cream frosted with silver, cream frosted with gold, amethyst and red and are available in pillars, balls, squares and tapers.


The Volcanica collections include 221 eco-friendly styles that burn without soot or smoke in materials including their proprietary blend of wax, wood, metal and glass. All the Volcanica aromatherapy candle essences are made from pure essential oils.

The Volcanica Candles are perfect for gift giving or entertaining this holiday season and at under $30 for most individual candles, they are easy on your wallet as well.


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Volcanica Candles can be on their website. Suggested retail prices range from $12.00 to $118.00 with most available in the $20.00 to $39.00 range.

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One lucky reader is going to win a Volcanica Candle Prize Pack!

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When I was pregnant with Kinsley, I posted on Facebook that I wanted a unique, uncommon name for her…something you wouldn’t find on a pencil.  A friend of mine commented, “Why? Kids love to see their name on things”.  It really made me think about how I felt when I was a kid and received new pencils for school with my name on them.   She was absolutely right, kids love to see their name on things.  It’s the first word they learn to write and recognize.  Although I didn’t end up naming her something that was hugely popular, it’s still very easy to have her name engraved on pencils as well as a variety of other items as well.

Recently, I had to opportunity to check out the coolest website,  Name Art takes a child’s love of their name and transforms into lovable art decor and gifts.  I used the site to create beautiful items for my grandson, Liam.

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Welcome to the Father’s Day Giveaway!

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Do you know what dad wants for Father’s Day? lets you buy the gift your loved ones really want.

Have him create a FREE registry and you will know exactly what to get him!

To celebrate Dad’s, has teamed up with a group of seriously awesome bloggers to bring you this Father’s Day giveaway and a chance to win a Coleman Road Trip Collapsible Grill!

How to be Eligible to Win

Create a registry with at least 3 gifts or add to an existing registry. {sign-up with one click using your Facebook info} ~ When you sign up please use the letters “MPM” in the “Referred By” box.

One lucky winner will receive the Coleman Road Trip Collapsible Grill LXE*!!

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom, Giveaway Booster, and Filipino Pork Recipes


Giveaway ends June 14th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: To be eligible to win this giveaway you must create an account and add at least three items in your registry. If you already have a MyPerfectGift registry just add a gift to your existing registry to be eligible for this giveaway. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Kate n’ Kaboodle is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to honor that special Mom in your life.  Whether she is a new mom or a seasoned vet, all mom’s need pampering this Mother’s Day!  A gift basket is the perfect way to send your love this Mother’s Day and Holiday Gift’s & Baskets is just the place to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Does your mom like chocolate or maybe a bit of pampering?  Holiday Gifts & Baskets offers a huge selection of gifts for Mother’s Day.  For a mom who needs pampering, the spa baskets include lotions, bath products, gourmet tea and treats.  The chocolate lover will adore the gourmet chocolate gifts that are filled with decadent treats from chocolatiers like Ghirardelli and Godiva.  If Mom is more healthy conscious, the baskets filled with fresh-fruit, gourmet nuts, and snacks would be the perfect gift basket!
To celebrate Mom’s everywhere, TWO lucky winners will get to choose their favorite gift (valued at up to $80) from over 100 lovely designs shown here.

Mother’s Day Giveaway Rules
Enter using any of the Rafflecopter choices available for entry below. Any of the options are acceptable, and entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest form. Entries will be reviewed.  Duplicate or incomplete entries will be removed.

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NOTE – You must complete the specified entry task in order to be eligible to win the contest.  If you click the green entry button without completing the task, your entry will be thrown out (disqualified from winning the prize).

Contest is open to all residents of the 48 Contiguous States. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

Winners will be chosen randomly.  The two winners will receive their choice of a Mother’s Day Basket valued at up to $80 from this page.

If you are chosen, you will be notified via the e-mail. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

The full list of rules can be found here .

Sweepstakes ends at midnight EST on May 5, 2013. The sweepstakes winners will be announced by May 12, 2013.

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Around our house, Mother’s Day marks the beginning of a mad dash of holidays, birthdays and other celebrations.  June alone boasts my three youngest and my own birthdays.  Toss in a graduation or two, Father’s Day, sibling and grandparents birthdays and my parent’s anniversary (yes, all in June) and I am one busy girl!

How do I juggle all the presents, cards, and planning?  I start now and I start at Tiny Prints, the best place for all our stationery needs.  Not only can I get my party invitations and cards to send to family, I can also make personalized gifts.  And believe me, they are absolutely stunning.


While this year none of my kids are graduating, I am already looking forward to Braden’s events as he approaches his Senior Year in September.  Senior pictures, Prom…Graduation.  Eeek, where did the time go?  Tiny Prints has such beautiful and creative ways to celebrate Graduation, with announcement, invitations, thank you cards and even photo gifts for your favorite grad!  There are 100′s of styles and colors to choose from.


Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are perfect opportunities to show the Mom or Dad in your life how much you appreciate them.  Personalized gifts are easily customized with family photo’s and are keepsakes they will treasure for a lifetime. My three girls made their dad a photo mug for Christmas one year and it is his favorite mug for Sunday morning coffee.


If it is announcements for grads or personalized gifts for Mom and Dad you need, Tiny Prints has you covered with their selection of cards, photo mugs, phone cases, canvas prints and more!

Don’t miss the Tiny Prints Pinning Party™ with @ResourcefulMom on April 15 at 2 PM ET!  You can RSVP here.


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You can purchase cards and gift items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation on the Tiny Prints Website!

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One lucky reader is going to win 30 Personal Thank You Cards/Notes, 1 Personal notebook and free shipping!

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Easter is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about Easter Baskets for the kids.  Melissa & Doug has always been a family favorite when it comes to good, quality toys.  This year, they are making shopping for Easter even easier with their Easter Shop!  With over 400 products, your child’s Easter Basket can be brimming with fun.

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I am very excited to bring you this special opportunity to win a chance to build your own Melissa & Doug Easter Basket!  One lucky person is going to win their choice of up to $200 worth of Melissa & Doug Easter Shop products!


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Melissa & Doug has coupons available for $5-10 off your purchase on the Easter Shop page. Sign up for the Melissa & Doug Birthday Club Newsletter, you will received 10% off your next order.

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One lucky person is going to win their choice of up to $200 worth of Melissa & Doug Easter Shop products!

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It seems everyone has a smartphone these days and my family is no different. With internet access, social networking and ever improving camera capabilities at a touch of a button, smart phones are a wonderful modern convenience.  It’s no wonder that smart phone accessories are in hot demand and Shop with Dex is a great place to discover cool technology accessories and gadgets like Touchscreen Gloves and Picture Stabilizers.

At Shop with Dex, you will find unique, innovation items for the home as well as technology, jewelry, apparel, even pet products!  We recently had an opportunity to test drive two of their smart phone accessories, the Premium Wool Touchscreen Gloves and the 3-in-1 Smartphone Video/Picture Stabilizer.

My kids, like most any teenager, love texting.  In our cold, winter climate, texting can be challenging since you must be bundled up when you leave the house.  The Premium Wool Touchscreen Gloves are a perfect solution!

If you have ever tried to text with regular gloves, you know that it do not work with most touchscreen electronic devices. The Premium Wool Touchscreen Gloves from Shop with Dex are infused with conductive fibers that allow you to operate even the most sensitive of screens with precision.

These premium knit gloves are woven with luxurious Australian wool.  Its unique herringbone weave is designed to provide breathable comfort while its special stretch yarn and ribbed cuffs provide you with a lasting snug fit, just like a second skin.  They come in three sizes and are available in six colors.

My daughter Tia, very much a winter fashion kind of girl, went crazy when she saw these touchscreen gloves.  They fit…well, like a glove!  She tried them out and was very happy with the results!  Here is a video of here trying them out for the first time!

As you can see, they work beautifully!

Another great smart phone accessory you will find at Shop with Dex is the 3-in-1 Smartphone Video/Picture Stabilizer.  With increasing pixel capabilities on today’s smart phones, its easy to take beautiful photo’s on your phone.  The video and picture stabilizer is an affordable tool that will help you to stop taking shaky videos and pictures with your smartphone.

The SlingShot’s rubber-padded cradle is designed to work with all smartphones, even those with a protective case.  This clever 3-in-1 gadget can be used as a handheld stabilizer, tabletop tripod and professional tripod mount.

There is a ball joint between the handle and the cradle, which allows for easy positioning when you are composing  your shots.

The detachable cradle mounts to any standard tripod, and the contoured handle hides a set of legs to transform it into an instant tripod.

The 3-in1 Smartphone Video/Picture Stabilizer worked great for Tia, who is always taking pictures with her phone.  The pictures she took with it weren’t blurry and turned out beautiful!

Here’s your chance to win both this great Shop with Dex products for your smartphone!


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The Premium Wool Touchscreen Gloves are available for $19.99 and the 3-in-1 Smartphone Video/Picture Stabilizer for $19.95 at Shop with Dex.

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One lucky reader is going to win both the Touchscreen Gloves and the 3-in-1 Smartphone Video/Picture Stabilizer!

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Christmas is only a few days away and if you are still looking for the perfect gift, I have a great one to tell you about! The K’nex Tinkertoy Transit Building Set is one of Kinsley’s favorite toys.  In fact, it rare that I can get her to sit still for five minutes, let alone for hours but this set keeps her enthralled.

I admit, when the Tinkertoy set first arrived, I was probably more excited than Kinsley.  One of my favorite things about raising my only son was his love of K’nex.  We would sit for hours building and just the thought of K’nex gives me warm fuzzies.  What I didn’t expect was Kinsley loving them as much as we did.  But love she did!

If you aren’t familiar with K’nex, they are building sets that consist of different plastic pieces that snap together to make amazing creations.  The K’nex Tinkertoy Transit Building set consists of the nostalgic Tinkertoy pieces you remember, plus unique parts such as bendable rods, wheels, and eyes.

The Tinkertoy Transit Building Set is designed to encourage young builders to play and learn. They can create a train, garage, bridge and more.  Their imagination is the limit!

The set comes complete with 15 Easy-to-assemble ideas for all skill levels.  The plane and train were two of Kinsley’s favorites but she had me help her make every one with her.  I was more than happy to accommodate her!

Spinning the windmill

This set is for ages 3 and up and although she may not understand how to make the more complicated designs, she spent hours making “flowers” with the bendy rods and “castles” that lined up across the living room.  I loved watching her imagination run wild.

Even the cat got in on the action!

The K’nex Tinkertoy Transit Building set is hours or good, wholesome, imaginative play!

Want to win a K’nex Tinkertoy Transit Building Set for yourself your kiddo?

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You can purchase the K’nex Tinkertoy Transit Building Set on the K’nex website for $43.99.

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