Cool Things – A Random Book about the Power of ANYone

Here’s a new book to check out with your kids:

A Random Book about the Power of ANYone
A Random Book about the Power of ANYone

When Talia Leman was just ten years old, she rallied students from four thousand U.S. school districts to report more than $10 million for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  Then she founded RandomKid, a nonprofit organization that brings youth together across the globe, providing them with tools and resources to create positive change.

Today RandomKid has unified the efforts of 12 million children bringing aid to four continents. In Talia’s new book A RANDOM BOOK ABOUT THE POWER OF ANYONE, Talia Leman – now seventeen and a senior in high school— shows readers how to find their passion and make room for life’s surprises, demonstrating that everyone has what it takes to make a difference for anything that matters to them.

Passionate about the potential we all have inside us, Talia writes, “The truth is, our power comes from being who we are, exactly as we are, and doing what we do, exactly as we are compelled to do it! When you spread value—by generously giving it away from the genuine place of you—people sit up, wake up, and pay attention.”

Writing with enthusiasm and humor Talia shares her secrets for being greater than you know how to be, including:

·         Sideways is a better way to go forward

·         If life gives you lemons, lemonade is just one option

·         Too many cooks is the right number

·         Purpose happens by accident

·         It’s not about thinking outside the box; it’s about not having a box at all

Read more about A Random Book about the Power of ANYone at amazon.

Halloween Gifts

It’s nearly Halloween, and whether you’re looking for something fun to bring the hostess of a Halloween party – or maybe a Halloween gift for your child’s teacher, we’ve found some fun Halloween gift ideas:

Three Sisters Halloween Gift
Three Sisters Halloween Gift
Price: $19.95
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons
.)

Halloween Tower of Treats Gift
Halloween Tower of Treats Gift
Price: $39.95
You told your little sister there were monsters under her bed. And in her closet. Every year on Halloween, you made her trick-or-treat at the scary neighbor’s house while you stayed on the sidewalk. And then you stole her Halloween candy. Maybe it’s time to make it up to her. Send a Halloween Tower of Treats Gift that will trump any pillowcase full of candy.

Owl Creek Halloween Cookie Gift
Owl Creek Halloween Cookie Gift
Price: $29.95
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons.)

Happy Halloween Bat Gift
Happy Halloween Bat Gift
Price: $29.95
So if you’re looking to give a little something extra to someone this Halloween, we’ve got an adorable solution. Our plush Halloween bat comes with festive gummi pumpkins and traditional style candy corn. The perfect sidekick for any trick-or-treater, this soft and fuzzy plush bat can tag along with his Velcro wings.
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons.)

Halloween Moose Munch Popcorn Gift Tower
Halloween Moose Munch Popcorn Gift Tower
Price: $29.95
When Harry & David set out to create their own caramel popcorn snack, they ended up with something completely different. And way better. Moose Munch Popcorn is not your average caramel popcorn. Harry & David makes over 5 million pounds a year.
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons.)

Halloween Candy Gift
Halloween Candy Gift
Price: $19.95
You used to keep your stash of Halloween candy in a pillowcase under your bed. And somehow your little sister never found it. But when you get your Halloween treats in our exclusively designed owl candy boxes, you won’t want to hide them anywhere. In four different colors, these owls contain tasty Halloween treats. We’ll leave the tricks up to you.
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons.)

Halloween Pear Box Gift
Halloween Pear Box Gift
Price: $19.95
It all started with pears. Really good pears. Pears so big and juicy, you eat them with a spoon. Well, that’s what Harry and David used to say anyways. Their Royal Riviera Pears really are unique. Their fruit is soft and buttery. It might seem weird to describe fruit as being buttery, but the texture is so smooth, there’s not really any other way to describe it. And they are loaded with juice. Too bad you can’t squeeze juice out of a pear like you can with an orange. You’d probably be able to fill a juice cup with just one pear. And don’t forget the flavor. These pears are so sweet, you might want to save them for dessert. With pears as sweet as these, you won’t need ice cream anymore. Unless you’re putting the pears on top. Wait, that’s a great idea.
Available online from HarryandDavid.com (Get the latest Harry & David Coupons.)

 

Haunted Halloween Gift Box
Haunted Halloween Gift Box
Price: $39.95
Enjoy the flavors of fall in a gift box that’s sure to be a conversation starter. It’s not a trick-what’s inside is most definitely a treat, perfect for sharing or keeping to yourself. It’s almost like being a kid again.
Available online from Wolfermans.com

Get many more creative gift ideas on Momscape’s Great Gifts Blog >

This Year’s Popular Halloween Costumes (+10% off Coupon)

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CostumeKingdom.com has just released a graphic of this year’s popular Halloween costumes, plus a coupon code to help you save on any costume you choose.

Costume Kingdom fun costumes for kids, adults, babies, plus-size, and even dogs all in the same place! Today through October 31, you’ll get an extra 10% off anything in the store by entering code CK10 at checkout

Save 10% off any purchase at CostumeKingdom.com with code CK10 through October 31

 

Cool Things: Jozie II Boots from The North Face

I live high in the Colorado Rockies, where it gets cold and snowy for many, many months. I am a big fan of The North Face and Patagonia, because their clothes and shoes just tend to last and last. And they keep me warm, too.

Brand new on my wish list for wintertime are these boots from The North Face: The Jozie II, shown here in black but available in a variety of colors from Altrec.

The North Face Women's Jozie II Boots
The North Face Women’s Jozie II Boots

Stylishly crafted with rollover faux fur collars and detailing, the Women’s Jozie Boots from The North Face feature a waterproof suede upper that’s ideal for cold, damp evenings.

Along the side of the boot is a medial zipper that helps you get your foot in and out. Like other cold weather boots from The North Face, the Jozie Boots for women have innovative TNF Winter Grip outsoles with special temperature-sensitive Ice Pick rubber lugs that harden for improved traction when it gets really cold out.

Inside the Jozie Boot is a plush brushed tricot lining with a fit and soft feel not unlike bedroom slippers. The North Face insulated this functional and fashionable footwear with 200g PrimaLoft Eco insulation, so you can enjoy thermal warmth throughout the coldest days of winter.

Hooray. I want some!

Available in a variety of colors from Altrec Outdoors. (Get the latest Altrec coupons before you buy)

Cool Baby Things: Nap Nanny Chill + Coupon

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Does your baby seem to sleep best in her car seat?

She’s not alone. Many babies sleep better when inclined, and now there’s a comfortable and safe little infant recliner designed just for them.

Created by a mother of two, the Nap Nanny Chill is much like a car seat in design – featuring a 30 degree angle for incline and support –  but it’s soft like a blanket, and stable like a mattress. Plus, there’s a safety harness to keep your baby right where she’s supposed to be.

The Nap Nanny Chill is lightweight and portable, and can be used when your baby is sleeping as well as when she’s eating. playing or just checking out her world.

(Note that you’ll want to stop using the Nap Nanny Chill for overnight use once your infant starts to sit up and becomes more active, usually at around 4 months. As with any baby product, you’ll want to make sure to observe all of the safety guidelines for your Nap Nanny Chill to keep your baby safe.)

You can find this new cool baby thing at specialty retailers across the United States, as well as at Babies R Us, buybuyBaby, RightStart and at www.napnanny.com

Nap Nanny chill in Safari

The Nap Nanny Chill in Safari

All you have to do is choose the color and fabric for your washable cover:  blue minky dot, camel minky flat, giraffe, lavender minky flat, pink minky dot, sage minky dot, oatmeal minky flat and platinum minky flat.  (Additional covers sold are separately for $49.99)

Nap Nanny Chill Coupon

Now here’s the exciting part:

The folks at NapNanny.com have generously offered to give Momscapers a discount: for the next three days, use code MSJJ913 at NapNanny.com to save 15%!

 

Cool Things – SpaFinder Wellness Gift Cards

For more than 25 years, SpaFinder has been helping people find just-right spa experiences. Now, they are helping people journey further down the path to a wellness with a redesigned mission: You can now redeem your SpaFinder Gift Cards at not just spas, but at yoga and Pilates studios, as well as personal training locations across the country.

Love it!

At the new SpaFinder Wellness site, you’ll be able to navigate through (and give as gifts) thousands of new ways to enhance the body and mind. You can find, book online, and buy gift cards for thousands of yoga and Pilates studios, fitness clubs, spas, weight loss programs, wellness providers, and more.

Whether it’s a barre class, a boot camp or a spa service, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. You can print the gift certificate instantly, have  a gift card mailed, or email a spafinder wellness gift certificate – so it’s a great last minute gift, too!

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Give the Gift of Wellness!

Redeem your SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at thousands of spas, yoga and Pilates studies, and personal training locations across the country.

And here’s a coupon code to get you going!

Buy One SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card, Get One 20% Off ENJOY20
Shop through link above and use code ENJOY20 at checkout!
This is an ongoing coupon, but you can always get more SpaFinder Wellness Coupons here.

Cool Things – Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club + Wittlebee Coupon

Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club

Here’s something that can help you save money on kids’ clothes, and keep you out of the mall: Wittlebee Kids’ Clothing Club.

For $39.99, Wittlebee will ship you a box of new kids’ clothing items. Each box has a retail value of right around $100, so it’s a great way to add to your child’s existing clothing supply with some fun new items. (And who doesn’t love to get a box of goodies each month in the mail?)

Naturally, as your child grows, so can the sizes of the clothes you receive in your monthly box.

To get started, all you need to do is fill out a style profile, then you can talk with one of Wittlebee’s stylists so you can be sure your boxes will be properly customized (based on your personal preferences in terms of gender, sizes, color, and geographic location.) Each month, you’ll get 6 brand new items, which focus on the essentials: onesies or t-shirts, dresses, leggings and solid color items.

Wittlebee ships your boxes for free, you can cancel (or pause) your service at anytime, and the clothes are yours to keep. And here’s something else we know you’ll like: One for Onesie is Wittlebee’s social good program. For every box shipped, they donate a onesie to a child in need.

Learn more – or sign up here.

Wittlebee Coupon

We always like to have a coupon code or special offer to go along with the Things We Love, so….

Click this link to get $10 off your first month with Wittlebee! (Ends 12/31/12)

 

Cool Baby Things – gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller

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I just saw this on the pages of Budget Travel magazine and immediately wished I’d had this when my kids were wee.

Available online from BabyEarth.com, the gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller is a convenient and safe attachment for your car seat. Instead of carrying your car seat and child through the airport, you can wheel them!

Check out this toddler and mama just cruising through baggage claim…

Clever!

gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller
gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller
This thing is a must-have for parents traveling with toddlers. Because the FAA strongly recommends children under 40 lbs. be seated in a child car seat on an airplane, parents have had to haul their car seats through the airport, straining their backs, arms and patience. The gogo Kidz significantly lightens the load of parents on the go with toddlers and all their gear. Plus it eliminates the need to rent or borrow a car seat at your destination. It’s easy to mount and lays flat in the trunk or backseat of the car when not in use.

You might also want the carrying case, also available from BabyEarth.com:

gogo Kidz Travelmate Storage Bag
gogo Kidz Travelmate Storage Bag
The black, non-woven, drawstring bag folds up small when not in use.

And here are BabyEarth Coupons, when available.

Cool Things – The Invisible “Conceal Shelf”

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Here’s an easy home decor project out there for you minimalists who love books!

Available online from Uncommon Goods, these two rendition of the “conceal shelf” are oh-so simple in design:

Conceal Shelf
Conceal Shelf
Price: $14.99
Why dust standard shelves or clutter your floor with stacks of books when your books can float on the wall? This powder coated steel shelf designed by Miron Lior becomes invisible behind a stack of books – creating the illusion of a floating pile of tomes. (Available in two sizes: The regular size holds up to 15 pounds. The large size holds up to 20 pounds.)

Or maybe you’d prefer this one, also available online from Uncommon Goods:

Conceal L Shelf
Conceal L Shelf

Like the best literature, this startling bookshelf will have you rethinking the way you look at the world. A new twist on the popular “invisible” Conceal Shelf, your books will appear to rest on a bar of sleek black plywood that bends downward (perhaps under the weighty ideas written on those pages). But instead of sliding off, the shelf’s hidden hardware keeps your books defying gravity and easily accessible for use.

A very cool thing!

See some of our Favorite Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods.