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Send a Digital Flower via the Flowerling App and Have a Real Tree Planted

Flowers make a wonderful gift for almost any occasion - holidays, birthday, anniversary, graduation, housewarming, Get Well Soon, Thank You, Be My Valentine...just to name a few. But unfortunately they can't be a gift that will last. No matter how much care you give to a beautiful bouquet you receive, it is bound to wither and die in a matter of days. I hate to see those expensive flowers going into trash. It's really wasteful, especially when you take into account the layers of elegant wrapping paper used for presentation, oversized boxes used for delivery and all the carbon footprints associated with packaging, delivery and disposal. To my delight, a new mobile app called Flowerling offers a more socially responsible and eco-friendly way to buy and send flowers. Isn't it cool to send a digital flower in this digital age? Better yet, for each virtual flower sent, a REAL tree will get planted!

The Flowerling app is free to download in iTunes app store and works on both iPhone and iPad. The first time you open the app, you will be prompted to create an account, which is also free and only asks for your name and email. Ready to buy some flowers from the Flowerling store? You will need to purchase coins, with a price range from 99 cents for 5 coins to $9.99 for 55. The coins never expire.

The Flowerling store offers a wide variety of flowers, bouquets and vases starting at 3 coins each. You can browse all the available items by category, or simply type in what you'd like using the search function on the upper right corner of your screen. You can pick your favorite flowers and assemble them into a bouquet. I find the pre-made bouquets to be a more economical option as each costs up to 10 coins (which amounts to just $1.99). That's way much cheaper than sending real followers and there's no need to deal with stinky water ever!

By default, all your purchases will be stored in your greenhouse. You can discover more things to do with each item when you click on it.

Like real flowers, your flowerling ages over time, with a lifespan of 8 days. You can extend that for several days by watering your flowerling or buying food for it. You also have the option to send it to a loved one or compost it. For me, it was fun to water the flowers and see the green bar (which indicates its life span) grow.

Babies and Toddlers Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway (ARV $450)

Thanksgiving is days away. How is your holiday shopping going? There are so many fun gifts out there for babies and toddlers that it may become a challenge to pick and choose at times. We would like to help you narrow your choices down to some of the best trendy gifts this year. Plus you will have the chance to win all of them for free! Check them out--

stuckonyou pajamas - Australia based Stuck On You was founded in 1995 by Carrie Felton, a mom of three boys. A global leader in personalized products for baby & beyond, Stuck On You products are available in more than 15 countries. Felton created Stuck On You to celebrate the individuality of every name, bring joy to new parents with unique, timeless products for every child, save families time, energy and money and help them to lead a more organized life. In addition to a broad offering of labels, the Stuck On You collection includes activity and personalized books, durable and stylish bags, lunchboxes and drink bottles, stationery, bag tags and gorgeous gifts for all ages.

We think stuckonyou's Winter Pajamas are just the cutest, so our winner will receive a pair of their choice! Each set includes a long sleeve top and striped long pants. They're made with cotton elastane, with added stretch for comfort. The bottoms feature an elasticated drawstring waist. You can personalize the cozy shirt with a design, name, and font of your choice! With so many of our cute, original designs to choose from, it's easy to choose the right combination for your child. These sets retail for $39.95 each.

pediped footwear - Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped is sold in over 750 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between its three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The award-winning footwear is available in EU sizes 17 to 38 (US newborn to 6 Youth).

Our kids live in pediped Force Flex shoes so we want to give a pair to you! These athletic style shoes with Velcro closure are ultra light-weight and come in sizes 24-36 (US 7.5 to 4). They've got a man-made and mesh upper, breathable mesh lining, and flexible natural rubber and phylon sole. They retail for $60.

$10 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway {Gratitude Giveaway Hop}

November is the month of giving thanks. The annual Gratitude Giveaway Hop is back and will run through the end of the month. Each participating blog is hosting a giveaway to give thanks to their readers and followers and you can enter up to 2 times to each giveaway.

I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader of mine! The winner will have the option to receive $10 PayPal cash instead. Please complete the easy mandatory entry below and grab a second optional entry for following me in some way. Good luck!

Dynomike: Magical Space Blog Tour: Signed Book & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

The Dynomike book series welcomes its latest addition: Dynomike: Magical Space! Well begun is half done, but a not so good beginning doesn't have to mean you are doomed for good. Check out what magic tool Dynomike uses to deal with stress and enter to win an awesome prize pack including a signed copy of the new book and a $100 Amazon gift card!

About the Book:

Dynomike: Magical Space
Written by Frankie B. Rabbit
Illustrated by Don Suratos

Dynomike’s day is off to a rough start, and it only seems to be getting worse by the minute. A series of early-morning mishaps and nearly being late for school leaves him stressed and worried that the entire day will be a disaster. Luckily, the bus driver senses Dynomike’s distress and gives him a magic tool to calm down, refocus, and start thinking his way to a better day.

All of us have bad days from time to time. But Dynomike “Magical Space” uses engaging illustrations and fun language to teach kids how to be mindful and shift their thinking to ease stress in any situation.

Dynomike: Magical Space is available on Amazon.

Ages 4+ | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1548097318
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