30 November 2012

Dino Lingo

My Dear Friends,

Check out these new DVD's called Dino Lingo.  They're cute, fun cartoons that will actually teach children foreign languages! 

Here are some examples of the shows:

Make sure to check out the Dino Lingo Influenster Playlist!

29 November 2012

{Giveaway} Happy Holidays Giveaway Event!

My Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays ButtonWelcome to the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys!

The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. After you enter our giveaway make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Along with all of the individual prizes we also have TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list including Baby, Kids (boys and girls), Teens, and Adults. 

The Grand Prizes include a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children's Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!  Enter the Grand Prizes here!

My sponsors for this event are Pick Your PlumBeautiful Cov and Humerus!
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Don't forget to check out these other great participants' giveaways:

Disclaimer: Please note that the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosts and participating bloggers (Including Fashion In The Forest/Life Of A Lost Muse) are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize.

27 November 2012

{Review} Beam N Read

My Dear Friends,

I'm thrilled to be able to share a new review with you today!  My new goody is called the BNR LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light.

"The Beam N Read Hands Free Light from ASF Lightware Solutions is a versatile, personal, portable, LED light that is worn around the neck and lights up personal space. Often compared with clip-on "book lights", a Beam N Read Hands Free Light delivers much more flexibility than a book light. It delivers a wider light than clip lights, easily works with newspapers as well as books, and provides anywhere, anytime lighting for tasks like knitting or writing without disturbing others. Battery life is a lot longer so the ongoing cost to use one is less. Standard alkaline batteries last for 120 hours in the Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Light with 3 bright LEDs. This compares to book lights with similar light that advertise battery life of 20 to 40 hours. Batteries in the Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light with 6 bright LEDs last for 50 hours compared to 20 to 30 hours advertised for clip lights with similar light. The utility of a Beam N Read light is further enhanced with its support for clip-on color filters, large clip-on hands free magnifiers, and AC and vehicle DC power adapters. Included accessories vary by model. You would have to buy several other lights to get the same functionality as just one Beam N Read. When you want an energy efficient, hands free LED flashlight with long battery life, a Beam N Read is the answer.

It seems like this light could have a multitude of uses!  From the obvious book light to a handy flashlight that you could use for almost anything, the BNR LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light is a real lifesaver!  It's also great for some late night reading; it's the only reading light that offers clip-on filters to reduce the blue component of light when reading in bed at night.  When reading in bed at night, simply snap on the red or orange filter to warm the light and reduce the blue component of light & you're good to go!  There are so many uses for this great invention!  To see more, click here.

 You know what else is cool?  We're giving away 10 BNR LED 6-3 Beam N Read ® LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Lights!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!  The giveaway is open to US/Canada and runs from November 28th-December 17th.

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Disclaimer-- I participated in a campaign on behalf of Fashionista Events hosted by Still Blonde after all these Years and Modly Chic for Fashion:  I received a review product as a thank you for participating. Fashionista Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes

26 November 2012

Influenster College VoxBox 2012

My Dear Friends,

I've gotta say, it's a very cool thing - being an Influenster.  You get to write reviews on an incredible variety of products, answer questions consumers (like you) may have, write blog posts and collect a huge variety of badges.  And then there are the perks....like this one.  I got chosen to be a College VoxBox reviewer.

Influenster sent me this box of really cool college-oriented items totally free.  I get to try out each one and give my honest opinions on each item.  I get to share my findings with my readers as well as other Influensters so that they can get an idea of what each product is about.  I think one of my favorite things about Influenster is that the reviews are by actual customers in my age range.  I get to hear what actual people my age think about things!  Super cool, if you ask me.

So, my College VoxBox 2012 consists of these things:  Tropical Necco Wafers, Energy Sheets in Mint Boost, Broadway imPRESS Press On Nails, NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter Eyeliner (Black) & a Pentel Energel-X Pen.

The following is what I thought about each product featured in my VoxBox:

Tropical Necco Wafers - These new treats come in six flavors: banana, lime, mango, passion fruit, coconut & strawberry.  The coconut, lime and banana flavors were pretty good but I truly did not like the passionfruit, mango or strawberry.  I am an avid fan of the original Necco Wafers but I will not be purchasing this new roll. 

Energy Sheets in Mint Boost - The taste was great, akin to a breath freshening strip.  It wasn't too overpowering, it offered a nice, clean taste.  The energy boost was mild but effective.  There were no jitters, no headaches.  I'd definitely buy these. 

Broadway imPRESS Press-On Manicure - As you can tell by the photo below, the pattern I received is pretty loud & wild.  I haven't used these yet as I'm going to save these for a day when the pattern is more appropriate.  However, I have used this brand before and while the nails are slightly flimsy and come off easy...they're supposed to.  They're a temporary manicure!  Those of you expecting long term results need to look elsewhere; those of you who just want a cool style for a temporary amount of time --- these are for you.

NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter Eyeliner (Black) -
Personally, I think NYC needs to tweak their formula just a little as I found the eyeliner to be a bit hard.  I used my curling iron to warm the eyeliner up a bit and it went on without a hitch.  I love the micro-glitter particles; they add a fun sheen to the eyeliner itself.  NYC products are very affordable.  I'd buy this liner to keep in my purse for quick touch-ups.

Pentel of America Energel-X Pen -
I use Pentel pens daily so I was happy to receive another one.  Pentel makes high quality, long lasting products and the Energel-X is no exception.  The gel writes smoothly and does not smear.  My left handed boyfriend liked this pen so much he 'borrowed' it from me (I'm SO not getting it back!).  He loves that he can write with it without having ink all over his hand!

Here's how you can connect with any of the brands mentioned above to learn more information. 


Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

NYC New York Color Show Time Glitter Eyeliner

Necco Tropical Wafers

Sheets Energy Strips

Pentel EnerGel-X
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Leave your email address in the comments below!
 I received these products for free from Influenster.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Influenster!


It's a Cyber Monday miracle!  Paper Coterie is offering 50% off of their entire site of amazing products...but it's a today-only type deal!   Make sure to use code CYBER MONDAY at checkout to get your 50% discount! 

17 November 2012

{Giveaway} It's In The Bag!

My Dear Friends,

It'sInTheBagWelcome to the It's in the Bag Giveaway Hop hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best! This is a "what's in your purse?" themed giveaway hop and will feature a variety of products that women find in their purse. Each of the participating blogs has an awesome prize worth at least $25 so after you enter my giveaway be sure to hop around to the rest of the blogs on the linky below.

Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Maggie Bags, we also have a fun Grand Prize for one lucky winner... A stylish Campus Tote and coordinating Key Chain (ARV $104)! Maggie Bags offers fashionable and eco-conscious handbags and accessories that are constructed from genuine automotive seat belt webbing. Ready to make a purchase? Use code: InTheBag for 25% off any Premier Collection purchase.

Enter the Grand Prize!

My sponsors for the event are:

Enter To Win:
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It's in the Bag participants:
1. With Our Best *Grand Prize* {$104;US/CAN}  54. Geanine Petraglia {NO GIVEAWAY}  
2. Life With Two Boys {$125;US}  55. Kelly's Lucky You {$86;US}  
3. So Easy Being Green {$30;US}  56. My Photopage {NO GIVEAWAY}  
4. Southern Girl Ramblings {$25;US}  57. Baking Beauty {NO GIVEAWAY}  
5. The Kids Did It {$27;US}  58. close to home {$80;US/CAN}  
6. A Year of Jubilee Reviews {$27;US}  59. Mom in Training {NO GIVEAWAY}  
7. Mom Caboodle {NO GIVEAWAY}  60. Vanessa Morgan {$25}  
8. Cuzinlogic {$88;US/CAN}  61. Dazzling Daily Deals {NO GIVEAWAY}  
9. How Was Your Day? {NO GIVEAWAY}  62. 1mommy2monsters  
10. Sweeping Me {NO GIVEAWAY}  63. Parent Palace {NO GIVEAWAY}  
11. Rambles of a SAHM {NO GIVEAWAY}  64. A Life Full of Laughter {$45;US}  
12. Mommy's Moments {$27;US}  65. Clip This Not That! {NO GIVEAWAY}  
13. Just Married with Coupons {$40;US}  66. Oddities of Parenthood {NO GIVEAWAY}  
14. NaturalHairLatina {NO GIVEAWAY}  67. Diary of a Working Mom {NO GIVEAWAY}  
15. Making Memories With Your Kids {US}  68. Chaotic Cantrells {NO GIVEAWAY}  
16. Style, Decor & More! {NO GIVEAWAY}  69. Coupon Queen of Texas {NO GIVEAWAY}  
17. The J4C Blog {$30;US}  70. Brooke Babbles {NO GIVEAWAY}  
18. Hanging Off The Wire {US}  71. Locomotion of Expressions {NO GIVEAWAY}  
19. Savings in Seconds {$59;US/CAN}  72. Glenda Cates {NO GIVEAWAY}  
20. The Mommy Kerrie Show {NO GIVEAWAY}  73. Queen of $5 Bling {NO GIVEAWAY}  
21. Wild N Mild Giveaways {NO GIVEAWAY}  74. Saving More Than Me {$35;US}  
22. The Rebel Sweetheart {$35;WW}  75. The Ladies Lounge{NO GIVEAWAY}  
23. Ashley Suzanne {$28;US/CAN}  76. Be Your Best Mom {NO GIVEAWAY}  
24. Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports {NO GIVEAWAY}  77. Blessed In Homemaking {$25;US}  
25. The Lucky Ladybug {$50+;US}  78. icefairy's Treasure Chest {$100;US/CAN}  
26. Literary Winner {$25;US}  79. Safeway Deals {NO GIVEAWAY}  
27. Cheap Is The *New* Classy {$38;US}  80. The Ordinary Aunt {US}  
28. Rita Reviews {$290;WW}  81. Allyson Bossie {$40;US/CAN}  
29. The Shopping Duck {$98;US}  82. Full Price? Never! {$25;US}  
30. Woof Woof Mama {$35;US}  83. Mom to Bed by 8 {NO GIVEAWAY}  
31. The Review Wire {$25;US}  84. Mom Blog Society {NO GIVEAWAY}  
32. Beautifully BellaFaith {NO GIVEAWAY}  85. Dani Sue Dreams {NO GIVEAWAY}  
33. BrideBlu | life, loves + handmade {NO GIVEAWAY}  86. Mary's Cup of Tea {$211;US}  
34. Simple Wyrdings {$25;WW}  87. Fashion In The Forest
35. Freebie Spot {$25;WW}  88. Game On Mom {$168+;US/CAN}  
36. Alas 3 Lads {$25;US}  89. free & frugal mommy of one {$45;US}  
37. The BOAT {$32+;US}  90. Pigtails, Puppies, & Pinot {$25;WW}  
38. My Little Pocketbooks {NO GIVEAWAY}  91. Lena Sledge {NO GIVEAWAY}  
39. MamaNYC {$25;US/CAN}  92. Woman of Many Roles {$75;US}  
40. My Devotional Thoughts {$40;US}  93. A fluff addicts blog {$65;US}  
41. The Mommy Island {$25+;US}  94. Seventeen Sirens {NO GIVEAWAY}  
42. Simply Stacie {$30;US}  95. Emily Reviews {$48;US}  
43. Brittleby's Corner {$25;US/CAN}  96. Wahm Connect Reviews {US}  
44. Mom To Grandma {$60+;US}  97. Live Laugh Love To Shop {$50;US}  
45. Mrs Mommy Product Blogger {$25;US/CAN/AUS}  98. Deal Sharing Aunt {$30;US}  
46. Sweeping The USA {$25;US}  99. 3 Partners in Shopping {$30;US}  
47. Steals and Deals for Kids {$25;US}  100. iNeed a Playdate {$145;US}  
48. Saving My Family Money {NO GIVEAWAY}  101. Sabrina Ramirez {NO GIVEAWAY}  
49. This Flourishing Life {$90;US/CAN}  102. Laughing Vixen Lounge {$30;WW}  
50. Glamorous Mama {NO GIVEAWAY}  103. Giveaway Blogdom {$30;US}  
51. Marlie and Me {$35;US}  104. Real Housewife of Singapore {$30;WW}  
52. Just Say I Told You So! {NO GIVEAWAY}  105. GoodbooksToday.com {NO GIVEAWAY}  
53. Rats and More {NO GIVEAWAY}  106. The Mommy Bunch {NO GIVEAWAY}  

 Disclaimer: Please note that the It's in the Bag hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize.

15 November 2012

I Love A Good Deal...

My Dear Friends,

I love a good deal and I bet you do too.  I'd like to talk to you about sponsoring my blog!  I've got some amazing deals going on right now.

2012 has been a great year for Fashion In The Forest.  My Facebook has over 3,980 followers, my Twitter is over 2,500 followers and my Pinterest is up to 735+ followers!  Additionally, I recently joined Bloglovin' (265 followers) & Instagram (46 followers).  The blog itself has 2,137 followers.

I've got two great specials going on right now.
  • Buy ANY spot in November and get the first week of December FREE.
  • Buy two months of the Large or Jumbo size ad & get your third month FREE!
One more thing....use code NOVEMBER to get 20% off any ad size!  Valid until 11/15/12.

If you're interested in sponsoring me this November please look below for more information on the different ad sizes available as well as what awesome bonuses come with each ad size!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, please email me at fashionintheforest@gmail.com!  Thank you:)

12 November 2012

40% Off Recipe Products @ Paper Coterie!

My Dear Friends,

One of my favorite things about Paper Coterie is that they always have quality products.  I cannot tell you just how thrilled I am with the Christmas Cards I ordered from there!  There are no words for how much I love them!

Another of my favorite things is that they always have fantastic sales.  This one is for 40% off all recipe products!  Just use code COMFORTFOOD to get the discount!  The code is valid until 11/25/12.  Just click the picture above or click here to get shopping!

I think these would make great Christmas gifts, don't you?

{COMING SOON} A Pick Your Plum Giveaway!

My Dear Friends,

I'm going to be giving away a huge, massive, ginormous box of goodies from Pick Your Plum as part of the Happy Holidays Giveaway Event!  The event will run from November 15th-29th & feature a bunch of bloggers giving away prize packs worth $25 or more!

My giveaway includes a huge box filled with at least $100 worth of awesome stuff from Pick Your Plum.

I can't wait....and I know you can't either! In case you need a little preview of all the incredible stuff they offer, click here to go to their site and have a look around! You won't regret it!

07 November 2012

50% Off At Paper Coterie!

My Dear Friends,

It's time for another great Paper Coterie deal!  Every gratitude product is 50% off with code "THANKFUL2012"!  This promotion is valid until 11/28/12.  Fall is such a great time to appreciate what we're grateful for. This year, take time to recognize, document, and share it with friends and family.

Things like memory boxes, journals, canvas, books & posters are all 50% off when you use the code!  Click the link above or the picture below to head to Paper Coterie!

02 November 2012

Winner Winner

My Dear Friends,

I had this post scheduled for Monday and I just now realized it didn't post.  Ugh!  All you lovely people sitting out there, wondering "did I win?" and I left you in the dust.  Shame on me.  So...without further ado, here are the people that won the things!

  • Hoppin' Halloween - Amanda Rauch
  • Fall Fashionista - Tricia Ladiana
  • Harvest Halloween - Catie Russo

Thank you to everyone who entered.  If you didn't win this time around, don't get discouraged.  There are many more giveaways on the way!!  

01 November 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight} Mom Fitting It All In

My Dear Friends,

Meet Sharee'.
She blogs at Mom Fitting It All In

She's a wife, a mother & a full-time out of the house worker trying to FIT it all in. Raising a family the best that she can.

I'm so thrilled to announce that Mom Fitting It All In is giving away 2 Months Of Ad Space for the It's In The Bag Giveaway!  The giveaway runs from November 5th-18th and features many bloggers giving away fabulous prize packs worth $25 or more!