We love NikkiPrints and A Giveaway!

The Christmas season is over. Gifts have been opened and started to be used. I would like to share with you one of the presents that my daughter has received. A personalized letter pad!

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The personalized letter pad came with a caricature of a little girl, a Bible verse and her name. I loved it so I checked who made the pad and I found out about NikkiPrints. Nikki Cipriano is the young lady behind NikkiPrints. A teacher by profession, Nikki didn’t intend to start a business when she gave out personalized gifts to friends. Eventually, people came to like the products and the demand grew. Nikki mentioned that her mission is to actually spread the Good News through her prints.

One of my favorite products from NikkiPrints is the desk calendar/planner. Since I love planners, this is a must have for me!

They have other personalized products which include Personalized Gift Tags, Big and Small Pads, To-do Lists, Desk Calendars, Stickers, Buttons, Mugs, Kiddie Sketch Pads, and more!

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What I like most is the personalized and fast response from Nikki about product inquiries! Prices are very affordable too.

I love giving out personalized stuff and I am so glad to have found NikkiPrints! If you want to find out about their products, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NikkiPrints because as she says being thoughtful doesn’t have to be hard.

To start the new year, NikkiPrints is partnering with The Mommy Journey for a giveaway! She is giving away  Thoughtfulness Passes (Gift checks worth 300 pesos) to one winner which can be used to order items from NikkiPrints! Giveaway starts on January 5  and ends on January 12, 2013. It is open nationwide!  The shipping fee of the products ordered using the Thoughtfulness Passes will be shouldered by the winner.

Please complete all the mandatory steps to qualify for the draw using the rafflecopter below.

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Sassy Hairsies Christmas Giveaway

My daughter absolutely loves Sassy Hairsies! She has been a fan for two years now! Here is her latest loot from Sassy Hairsies!

Sassy Harisies are luxury headpieces for women of all ages. All are handmade with love. Yo can only expect quality and elegance with each piece.

As the Christmas season nears, Sassy Hairsies is introducing some new products.

These are perfect gifts for your little girls. Let her be noticed for the right reasons! In celebration with the Christmas season, Sassy Hairsies is giving out her latest collection to the readers of The Mommy Journey!  There will be 3 winners. The first prize winner will win 5 headbands (Arizona, Berry, Kim, Ginerva – a Christmas headband and a headband of your choice) while the 2 other winners will each win 1 headband of your choice. This giveaway is open for all Philippine residents. It starts on November 29 until December 8. You can enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below. Make sure to complete all the mandatory entries so your entries will be qualified.

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Jumpstart Review and Giveaway

Jumpstart is not new to our family. We have used first in 2009. Then we were asked to review it again on 2010. On 2011, we tried the new features and this year, we were asked to review the product again. Since my kids loved Jumpstart before, we didn’t hesitate trying it.

When my kid,s ages 8 and 5, logged in, they were delighted to see the familiar areas. They saw StoryLand, which is aimed at 3-5 year olds. They also explored AdventureLand and MarineLand, which is designed for kids in kindergarten to second grade. My older child who is in 3rd grade, checked out  FutureLand and Uncle Milton’s Scienceland. Of course their favorite is the Enchanted Sanctuary. This is where they hatched and raise their own dragons!

The latest addition to the Jumpstart world is the interactive DreamWorks Madagascar™ area! If you are familiar with the movie, you would see all of the zoo animals and characters from the film. including the Penguins which get their own underground headquarters! Since my kids knew the movie characters, they were looking for characters like Marty, Gloria and Alex.

At first, we didn’t know where to find the Madagascar area in the whole Jumpstart world since it really contains a lot of activities inside.  We later found out that it can be found in Main Street. Just needed to proceed to the Central Park Zoo. Inside the Central Park Zoo, you can click on each animal and get to learn more facts about each animal. There is even a puzzle which you can complete.

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Madagascar Preschool Surf and Slide was one of the first games my kids tried. It is an interactive game featuring baby versions of the Madagascar characters. It is located in the Zoo Nursery, directly behind the Central Park Zoo. To get there, exit the Zoo and go around the Zoo until you see the Nursery. It is located between StoryLand and Windy Hollows.

You can choose which character you wanted to use to surf and which surfing board to use.

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As the character slides, he is presented with a question that is just right for preschoolers. He gains points as the game progresses.

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Another interesting game is the new European train ride. As you ride the train, you can go down in the station and walk around and see more of Europe. As you play and explore the game, you will be able to know more facts and trivia about each country that you visit.

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It is a great way for children to explore a little geography and culture.

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There are downloadable games, additional lessons and worksheets which you can download and print for more learning fun. It is already included with your membership. You can also explore the JumpStart Blog at http://blog.jumpstart.com for information about the latest additions to the game. They also have a JumpStart gamer guide available at http://www.jumpstart.com/CustomerCare/game-guide.aspx .

 

I believe that Jumpstart can really be a good tool for the kids to learn reading, math and logic while enjoying. My own children loved it that they can create characters and play the game in several areas. The additional Madagascar content  are interesting and fun. They can encourage the kids to play and learn more about animals and geography. I think though there are too many areas already that the kids below 7 may find the game too hard and complex. They need to navigate through several areas before they can find what they are actually looking for.

We’ve actually had a hard time playing and navigating through the game because the system always hangs. I am not sure if it is my browser, my internet connection or the Unity Web Player which keeps crashing. Aside from that problem, I  think Jumpstart is still worth your money and your kid’s time.

You can choose different payments for membership in Jumpstart. There is  the monthly package worth $3.99/month or the $29.99/year or the$ 59.99 for lifetime membership.

If you are interested to try Jumpstart yourself, why don’t you join this simple giveaway. Jumpstart is giving away a 3-month membership to one reader of The Mommy Journey! Giveaway ends on November 22. Winner will be chosen via random.org through the Rafflecopter below. 

 Winner will be posted here and be contacted via email. Giveaway is open worldwide!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart  membership at no cost by Jumpstart in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

Potentilla Home Fragrance Review and Giveaway!

A few months ago, I was sent a sample of Potentilla Home Fragrance. At first, I was skeptical as I have never been a fan of home fragrance products since they smell too strong most of the time and since I have sensitive nose, I rarely like them.

So I gave Potentilla Tea Party a try… and it smelled sweet and nice. Not too strong, it was just right. Even my children loved the smell. What I like about it is that the scent lasts for a long time.  Since we have a small house, whenever I cook, the smell automatically goes to the other parts of the house. Since I have been using Potentilla Home Fragrance, it has given our  home a refreshing and sweet smell all day long.

Potentilla Home Fragrance  offers a lovingly edited range of handmade home fragrance diffusers. They are made with organic sugarcane alcohol and the finest, pure fragrance oils.

Cathy Mahusay, the brains behind this product, started making these diffusers 3 years ago for her home. But when friends and family gave amazing reviews, she started selling them in bazaars. After getting such an overwhelming positive response, she started selling them year-round online.

You can find their products at the furniture store BUNGALOW300 in Alabang  as well as soon to open TOILE in Ortigas Home Depot compound. This Christmas, you can find them in the booth at Alabang, St James the Great bazaar on Nov30-Dec 2. It is available mainly for purchase online at potentilladiffusers.com. You can also find more information from their Facebook page!

GIVEAWAY!

With the graciousness of Potentilla Home Fragrance, they are picking 3 blessed readers of The Mommy Journey and they will win 1 bottle (100ml) each  with the diffuser scent of your choice!  Giveaway is open to everyone in the Philippines! Use the rafflecopter below to join. Giveaway ends on November 7.

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Celeteque Giveaway!

I mentioned a few days ago that we love Unilab products, specifically VitaPops and Ceelin. Another thing that I love about them is that they have a wide variety of products. One of their most sought after product is Celeteque.

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“Inspired by the Dermoscience breakthrough in the US and Europe, UNILAB introduces new Celeteque DermoScience, with 6 distinct skin care lines that uses science to care for different skin conditions. Celeteque DermoScience is developed in partnership with dermatologists and all are clinically proven to deliver results.”

I am excited to announce that  Unilab is partnering with The Mommy Journey in giving out  Celeteque products worth  1,000 pesos, exclusively to our Twitter followers!

This giveaway will run from October 8 until October 15, 2012.It is open to all Philippine residents. Just complete all steps as stated in the rafflecopter below to qualify.

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