Friday, July 30, 2010

New Headscarf Fabrics

Thanks so much to everyone who supports me here at Snugnluv.  I have added a number of fabrics to my Etsy site (which is about a tenth of what I have). I decided to make a listing with some of my fabrics to make it easier to order.  Please let me know if you have any fabrics in particular that you would like to see in the shop.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Anyone want to buy a sewing machine?

Brother CS 5000H
Light Weight Computerized Sewing Machine with 40 built in stitches. I love this machine but recently purchased a Bernina. Therefore, I am selling it. Used it for about 6 months and truly loved it. Comes with everything that was originally in the box and with the box.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rock 'N Learn Review/Giveaway

"Cool Music and Videos for Fun Learning!"

Rock ’N Learn, Inc. has a goal to help children to learn while making it fun.  They inspire children to learn by pairing educational material with music and bright imagery.  They have sold numerous videos, DVDs, CDs,  as well as audio book programs worldwide over the years and they feature over  50 products.  Rock ’N Learn programs focus on the areas of  math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review some of the products from Rock 'N Learn.  As many of you know, in addition to being the mother of  2 and 4 year old girls I teach Junior and Senior Kindergarten.  I tested out "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" on my oldest daughter, as she is going into Kindergarten in the Fall and it was a hit.  The animated characters, Jill and Joey, kept her attention throughout the entire 45 minute DVD.   The video focuses on the skills that would be helpful for the children upon entering kindergarten. I liked it so much that I showed parents and children this DVD at Kindergarten Orientation this year.  At one point Joey demonstrates how to make his bed.  My daughter has been singing the song and making her bed ever since watching it.  Now, if only mom could follow suit.

The other product I received was "Alphabet Exercise" which is a 37 minute exercise DVD.  Songs and creative moves are combined for each letter of the alphabet.  This is one of the best strategies available for teaching children.  In addition the letters, enrichment activities are provided for older children or those who already know the alphabet.  The physical nature of this DVD is very useful in both the classroom and at home and allows children to burn off some energy while playing.  As a teacher this is one of my favorite "rainy day" DVDs and the children love it! 
"Rock ’N Learn programs have received numerous awards such as Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice, iParenting, National Parenting Publications, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice, Early Childhood News, National Parenting Center, and Parent's Guide to Children’s Media. Our programs lead in the areas of quality and customer satisfaction based on surveys of school supply stores."

Now for the great news!  Two Snugnluv readers will have the opportunity to win the DVD or CD of choice!
This is how the giveaway will work: (please read carefully)
You will recieve 1 entry for each of the following comments (there is NO LIMIT on the number of times you can enter). Please make sure that you post a separate comment in order for each one to count as an entry.

1. Go to the Rock 'N Learn website and tell us which product you will pick if you win (1 entry this one is mandatory to win)

For extra entries:
2. Follow Snugnluv (publicly) and post a comment (1 entry)
3. Join the Rock 'N Learn mailing list for deals and specials (1 entry)
4. Share Information About the Giveaway (Twitter, Facebook, Etc.) (1 entry each)
5. Follow Snugnluv on Twitter (1 entry)
****Please make sure you leave a comment for each of the above and an email address so that we can reach you.The winner will have 48 hours to respond by email once he/she has been notified or another winner will be chosen by the random number generator. Winner will be chosen on July 30, 2010.
Open to Canadian and US residents only.

Eleven Collection Shoe Giveaway Winner

Random number generator picked 183!  Congratulations to the winner of the Eleven Shoe Giveaway.
The winner is

A. Smith said...

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asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

Way to go and thanks everyone for taking part.