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Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide -- Gifts for Kids -- The Giving Goose Clothing Line


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The Giving Goose is a new line of children’s clothing that promotes children’s artwork while teaching children about the importance of giving back. Created by five year old Bethany Sawyer with her parent’s assistance, the company invites young artists from all over the country to submit their artwork for consideration in being chosen as one of the new The Giving Goose designs. The artists that are chosen will select their charity of choice to join the group of non-profits. Ten percent of the proceeds from the line are donated to the chosen charities. The company’s motto is that “kids can make a difference!” The line currently has six designs that have been scanned, digitally colorized and screen printed onto brightly colored t-shirts and sweatshirts for babies and children. The original designs by Bethany and her friend, Benjamin, include a butterfly, duck, sailboat, frog, skyscraper, sunflower and monster truck. Clothing items are baby onesies, bibs, crewneck sweatshirts, hooded pullover sweatshirts and long and short sleeve t- shirts.

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My Thoughts:

imageI was sent a sampling of their clothing line, including a onesie and two t-shirts.  I have to say, I have reviewed many infant and toddler clothing in the past, and these were by far my favorite, due to the graphics and colorful shirts they were printed on.  And, knowing that young children created the artwork for the shirts made it even more special.  I can't wait until Savannah is old enough to submit her own artwork for consideration.  If you are looking for a fun and unique gift to give an infant and toddler, why not consider a onesie, bib or t-shirt from The Giving Goose?  I can't wait to check back in the Spring and see the new artwork chosen, to add to The Giving Goose clothing line.
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To learn more about The Giving Goose, to submit your child’s artwork for consideration, or to place an order, click here now.


Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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Do You Know How She Does It? Find Out January 3rd!!

 

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Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are releasing I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT on Blu-ray™ and DVD on January 3, 2012.  The highly relatable romantic comedy stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) as Kate Reddy, a wife and mother trying to balance her career and her family life with hilarious results!  The film also stars Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Kelsey Grammer (“Boss”), Seth Meyers (“Saturday Night Live”), and Olivia Munn (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and is directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous).  Bonus features include a conversation with the bestselling author of the book, Allison Pearson and much more!

 

Learn more about I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT at: http://howshedoesitmovie.com/

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; and SUBMARINE. Currently in release are DIRTY GIRL; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; APOLLO 18; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; and SARAH’S KEY.  Upcoming releases include MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, PIRANHA 3DD; THE ARTIST; W.E.; and THE IRON LADY.

TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently producing After The Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory.  The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including Marco Polo, a scripted historical series about the great explorer, for Starz; and The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls).

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).

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January 2012 Kidtoons Feature Film -- Dino Dan (Giveaway)

Closed.  And, the winner is:  Laurie!!!


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This month's Kidtoon Films Feature is Dino Dan. Click here to find a theater near you that is showing Dino Dan during the month of January 2012.



Dino Dan Synopsis

Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! Dan uses the scientific method to gather clues and solve mysteries.  NCircle Entertainment Presents Dino Dan, filled with 4 action-packed adventures full of discovery!

Mighty Machines: Ride the Mountain Rails! Synopsis
Work Trail is busy keeping the tracks in good shape.  It takes the power of three engines to get up the sharp includes and over the pass.  These machines are a special hardy breed, made for the mountain rails.

DINO DAN EPISODES DETAIL

He Shoots, He Roars:
Dan figures out how to prove if dinosaurs were warm-blooded from Jim the reptile lizard and his puppet Denny the Dromaeosaurus.
Bones in the Backyard:When Trek and Tristan find a bone in the schoolyard, Dan uses a paper-mache skull in Mrs. Hahn’s art class to figure out if it came from the Stygimoloch

Active ImaginationWhen a T-Rex backs down from a Triceratops, Dan learns that the T-Rex is a hunter AND a scavenger!
To Flee or Not to FleeA substitute teachers encourages Dan and his classmates to engage in dinosaur role-playing)
 
---GIVEAWAY---
 
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One lucky reader will win a Dino Dan prize pack, which includes:

*One Dino Dan: Dino Trackers DVD     
*One Dino Dan theatrical poster 

To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email address with each comment, so that I can contact you if you win.

MANDTORY ENTRY:

Head on over to the Kidtoon Films website and watch the Dino Dan trailer.  Then, head back here and tell me what you learned, or what your favorite part was.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1) Subscribe to my blog via email and/or become a GFC follower (2 entries each)
 
2) Follow me on Facebook (1 entry) 
 
3) Enter any of my other giveaways, leaving a comment with the name of the giveaway (1entry per giveaway entered)
 
4) Blog about this giveaway. It must include a link to this specific post, as well as a link to my blog, http://ctmomreviews.blogspot.com/. (In your comment, please leave a link directly to your post – 3 Entries)
 
5) Follow me on Twitter (1entry)
 
6) Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry per tweet, per day; please include link to tweet in comment below)
Enter to #win a Dino Dan Prize Pack  from @Kidtoons @rmccoy1234
http://ctmomreviews.blogspot.com/ #giveaway (Ends 1/17/12)
 
7) Vote for me on picket fence blogs (See button on right side of blog -- One entry per vote, per day; Note:  You can only your one vote per day on ONE giveaway; duplicate comments on other giveaways on the same day with be void)
 
8) Add to a Giveaway Linky site  (5 entries)

9)  Follow Kidtoons on Facebook (1 entry)

10) Follow Kidtoons on Twitter (1 entry)
 
 
Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on January 17, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.



Disclosure:  I was not compensated in any way for this post. Kidtoons is sponsoring this giveaway.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

About Kidtoon Films, Inc.:

Kidtoons is dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.

Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. We even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.

As parents, and as producers of kids’ entertainment, we launched the Kidtoons program to enable families to enjoy movies on the big screen on a regular basis. We know that parents are looking for opportunities to connect with their children, and enjoying the movie-going experience as a family provides easy and fun opportunities for togetherness.

As part of making sure that the content is age appropriate, we’ve asked an expert, Dr. Donna Mitroff, to talk with you about our movies each month. Check out Dr. Donna’s reviews for additional information about the plot, the level of action and the types of humor in the movie, as well as some thought-provoking discussion points for the whole family.

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