Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Well, the lucky few of you who hopped over here from my other blog had pretty good odds of winning...

It's 5:04 MST and I am happy to announce that random.org generated number 2. This means that Michelle is the proud new owner of a box of brownie mix and a pouch of cookie mix and a spoon and 25 dollars will be donated to Make a Wish on her behalf. Michelle, as a formality, please contact me to collect your prize. (Just leave a message).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stirring Up Wishes

It's finally here! This is my first ever Givin' In A Fishbowl giveaway! I am going to give each of you the opportunity to share in the power of a wish®. By participating in the Betty Crocker Stirring Up Wishes program with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, you can help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength, and joy to their lives.

Oh Betty Crocker, you set the bar so high. I've often been heard saying things like, "Who do I look like, Betty Crocker?" as I throw down a heap of macaroni and cheese with cut up hot dogs in front of my kids. Okay, really, I've never said that. But I might start. It might be my new trademark. I also don't feed my kids macaroni and cheese with cut up hot dogs. At least not very often. I certainly didn't do it last night. But I wanted to get your attention. And I really do love myself some Betty Crocker. Now I have a reason to love the products even more--and so do you.

There are two ways you can help Betty Crocker grant wishes:

Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation® online while saving on your favorite Betty Crocker® products through the Give $5, Get $5 promotion. Just visit StirringUpWishes.com from now through March 31st to donate $5 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make children’s wishes come true and get $5 worth of downloadable Betty Crocker coupons.

Simply purchase your favorite Betty Crocker® products this spring. For every specially marked package purchased, Betty Crocker will donate 10¢ to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 and a maximum donation of $500,000.

I was sent a prize pack that included a Betty Crocker® cookie mix (happy sons!), a Betty Crocker® brownie mix (happy husband) and a Betty Crocker® spoon. In addition, a 25 dollar donation is being made to the Make-a-Wish foundation on my behalf.

But this wouldn't be my first ever giveaway if I wasn't giving something away so...

I have one more prize pack to give to one of my readers!

One lucky reader will receive:

  • Betty Crocker® Brownie Mix
  • Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
  • Betty Crocker® Spoon
  • $25 donation to Make-a-Wish on his/her behalf

There are several ways to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Stirring Up Wishes website. Leave a comment here telling me which wish you would love to grant and why.

Additional Entries:

  • Visit my main site: Livin' In A Fishbowl. Grab my button and leave an additional comment here telling me that you've grabbed it. --OR--
  • If you already have my button, leave an additional comment here telling me that you have it.
  • Become a follower of Livin' In A Fishbowl. Leave an additional comment here telling me --OR--
  • If you're already a follower, leave an additional comment here telling me that you follow my main site.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday March 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm MST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog. If you win, please contact me within 48 hours. If I do not receive a response another winner will be selected. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

The product, information, prize packs, and donations were all given to me from Betty Crocker® and MyBlogSpark.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Infantino Spiral Spin Top

A few days ago this Infantino Spiral Spin Top arrived in the mail. I was excited! My very first product review. At first I wasn't sure about it, it's for ages 6+ months and I thought it might be a little young for him. But Matthew was instantly enamored. He adores the bright colors and hands on aspect of this toy. At 12 months, I think he'll get several months of fun out of it. Garrett, on the other hand, was extremely disappointed that the box only had a baby toy in it and nothing for him. Of course, once I got it out of the package, even he was playing with it. Apparently it passes even a three-year-old's test.

The idea, of course, is a simple one. Push the knob on the top of the toy and the balls will spiral up the ramp and then down again. What I like about it is that it teaches Matthew cognitive skills. Once he masters pushing the knob down, he'll master the toy. It only took a second for him to understand how it worked but he doesn't quite push it hard enough yet.

Ebeanstalk has lots of products for children that are selected by child experts. If you think your baby (or 3 year old) might enjoy this toy as much as my baby (and 3 year old) did, head over and pick one up.

*Ebeanstalk is a toy website dedicated to selecting the best toys by age. The in-home feedback of bloggers and moms like me around the country help to make sure ebeanstalk continues to provide the best toys for your child. Check it out for yourself!