Saturday, April 30, 2011

Style Kid: Review and Giveaway!

My two year old just started saying "I love shopping" last week.  I was in shock, but for some reason, everyone seems to think that she learned that phrase from me!
I'm always on the look out for cool, unique, interesting, functional, practical, eco-friendly, safe products for my toddler, so when I was asked to review a product of my choosing from StyleKid.ca, I was really excited. The only problem was which item I would choose!
StyleKid.ca is a super cool, super fun retailer for all things baby and kid. Shopping online for some of the greatest baby and kid items could not be easier! They carry many well-known and trusted brand names and everything from baby carriers to toys, accessories, and kids' room decor!

I had a very difficult time deciding which item to review.  The Zoo Packs from Skip*Hop caught  my eye, as I was looking for a backpack for Little One. I needed something sturdy, well-made, durable, big enough to carry the things she needs while out and about, yet small enough to not tip her over!  Little One is a tiny toddler, so finding a bag small enough for her to carry is a challenge.
 I chose the Penguin Zoo Pack by Skip*Hop for her. Actually, she chose it! I wanted to get her the owl, but she kept saying "Pingu! Pingu!" while she sat on my lap, checking out StyleKid.ca with me!

I think it is safe to say that we made the right decision. Little One absolutely LOVES her backpack and refuses to take it off. She even slept with it last night! 

It's roomy enough to carry her books, sippy cup, snacks, and other items, but small enough that she can carry it with ease. She's so tiny, that almost every other kid bag makes her topple over!  We are both very pleased with the backpack and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

-BPA-Free, Phthalate-free, PVC Free
-Roomy main compartment
-Insulated pouch for snacks
-Adjustable mesh bottle pocket
-Padded, adjustable comfy straps
-Write-on nametag inside
-Easy to clean lining
-10" width x 4" depth x 11.5" height


She looks like such a big girl in this pic :( She put her rain boots, hat and backpack on, and  headed for the door. She told me, "I shopping, Mama! See you!" She looks like she's almost ready for school in this photo!


If you are a new parent, a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or even if you just have a special little one in your life, I highly recommend checking out StyleKid.ca! I spent hours scouring their website, as I have a zillion baby showers to attend in the next few months! I know babies are born all year round, but for some reason, Spring seems to be Baby Shower Season!

GOOD NEWS!!! StyleKid.ca is giving one of my readers a $50 gift certificate for their store!


WIN!
To enter, you must go over to StyleKid.ca and check out their site, come back here and leave me a comment telling me which item(s) you would choose if you won the gift certificate! 
(1 entry)

Additional entries:
 * Follow StyleKid and chancesmommy (me!) on Twitter. Say hi to StyleKid and let them know I sent  you and/or Tweet the giveaway using the following or similar:

"I want to #WIN a $50 @stylekid GC on @chancesmommy's blog! "  
(5 entries)

* "Like" StyleKid on Facebook and tell them that I sent you! Show 'em some luv!  
(1 entry)

* "Like" Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook.  
(1 entry)

* Follow Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on GFC. 
(1 entry)

* Follow Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Networked Blogs.  
(1 entry)

* Grab my blog button and send me the link so I know where you posted it.
(1 entry)


Make sure to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Also, please leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH entry.


Giveaway open to Canadian residents. Ends May 13, 2011 (Fri).
Disclosure - I was given the Skip*Hop Penguin Zoo Pack from StyleKid.ca to facilitate this review. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are my own.

94 comments:

  1. I just want you to know that I had WAY too much fun looking through StyleKid.ca and spent time browsing that should have been spent doing other things (such as planning my day for tomorrow, getting my lunch ready, folding laundry, etc.).

    Here's how I would spend the $50 (I think):

    Original Goodbyn™ - Blue by Goodbyn($29.95)
    http://www.stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=22978&cat=278&page=2

    Personalizaed Placemat - Alphabet Soup ($12.95) http://www.stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=24432&cat=462&page=1

    Mute Button Pacifier - White by Ulubulu ($6.95) http://www.stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=23818&cat=312&page=1

    The other option would be to put the $50 towards a twin bedding set - so many to choose but I like these best:
    Hunting Lodge and Town Road Quilt and Pillow Sham
    (country vs. city...hmmm...)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  2. I follow both of you on Twitter, said "Hello" to them while letting them know you sent me, AND tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/62714701351624704
    (Entry #1)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  3. I follow both of you on Twitter, said "Hello" to them while letting them know you sent me, AND tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/62714701351624704
    (Entry #2)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  4. I follow both of you on Twitter, said "Hello" to them while letting them know you sent me, AND tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/62714701351624704
    (Entry #3)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  5. I follow both of you on Twitter, said "Hello" to them while letting them know you sent me, AND tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/62714701351624704
    (Entry #4)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  6. I follow both of you on Twitter, said "Hello" to them while letting them know you sent me, AND tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/62714701351624704
    (Entry #5)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  7. I "Like" StyleKid on Facebook and told them that you sent me.


    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  8. I "Like" Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook.

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  9. I Follow Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on GFC.

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  10. I Follow Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Networked Blogs.

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  11. I have your blog button here: www.beingmom1.blogspot.com

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  12. So many amazing items to choose from but I'd tart with a new owl backpack for DS! Super fab contest!!

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  13. I would choose the Mother / Daughter Pendant
    entry 1

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  14. I tweeted & followed @stylekid GC
    entry 2

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  15. I tweeted & followed @stylekid GC
    Entry 4

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  16. I tweeted & followed @stylekid GC
    entry 6

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  17. Liked StyleKid on facebook and said hii :)
    entry 7

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  18. I "Like" Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook.
    I already Liked you on fb soo im not sure if this entry counts!
    entry 8

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  19. The Zoo Lunchies - Dog by Skip*Hop is so adorable!

    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Following you both on twitter @onlybluemomma #1
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Following you both on twitter @onlybluemomma #2
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Following you both on twitter @onlybluemomma #3
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Following you both on twitter @onlybluemomma #4
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Following you both on twitter @onlybluemomma #5
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I like style kid on facebook (jennifer hunt)
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  26. following you on facebook :)
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  27. following you on GFC!
    jennifer(dot)a(dot)hunt@hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I love the Chef Apron and Hat.

    dhunter at musician dot org

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  29. I'm not sure if I'm eligible, being in the States and all. But if I am, and if I were to win, I'd buy the GoVinci backpack for my artist niece!
    http://stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=24348&cat=251&page=1

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  30. Then I think I'd get the Zoo Lunchies Owl for my nephew...
    http://stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=22996&cat=251&page=1

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  31. OK, I liked them on Facebook, and told them you sent me. :)

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  32. As you know, I already like the blog on Facebook. :)

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  33. Drat. I just saw that it's only eligible for Canadians.

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  34. the owl bookmarks are my favorite

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  35. I would get the sterling silver initial neckace. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  36. I follow you via GFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  37. I'd buy 6" Wooden Letters - Sweet by KidKraft for my daughter's name :)

    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  38. GFC follower

    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  39. Networked Blogs follower

    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  40. Like" Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook.

    fb:suzie p. santos

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  41. If I win I'd buy

    the 'mute button' binkie
    http://www.stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=19472&cat=312&page=1

    and the JJ Cole Essentials blanket
    http://www.stylekid.ca/store/product.php?productid=23142&cat=309&page=1

    robyn dot ouimet at gmail dot com

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  42. I followed you both on twitter and retweeted the contest @robynthecoach

    robyn dot ouimet at gmail dot com

    (by the way logging in with a google account for comments is not working.)

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  43. I liked stylekid on facebook and 'shared the love'!
    robyn dot ouimet at gmail dot com

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  44. I like your page on facebook!
    robyn dot ouimet at gmail dot com

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  45. GFC Follower

    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  46. Networked Blogs follower

    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  47. twitter follower of Style kid and chancesmommy

    Tweet (1)
    http://twitter.com/spdls0215/status/64199219312996353

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  48. Tweet (2)
    http://twitter.com/spdls0215/status/64199219312996352

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  49. Tweet (3)
    http://twitter.com/spdls0215/status/64199219312996353

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  50. Tweet (4)
    http://twitter.com/spdls0215/status/64199219312996353

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  51. Tweet (5)
    http://twitter.com/spdls0215/status/641992193129963535

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  52. I'd choose Gugu Birds Wall Decal & Goodbyn Bynto Kid
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  53. I follow both on twitter, tweeted to stylekid that you sent me.
    tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/65260499511676928
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  54. I follow both on twitter, tweeted to stylekid that you sent me.
    tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/65260499511676928
    ro20del at yahoo.com
    ( 2 of 5 )

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  55. I follow both on twitter, tweeted to stylekid that you sent me.
    tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/65260499511676928
    ro20del at yahoo.com
    ( 3 of 5 )

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  56. I follow both on twitter, tweeted to stylekid that you sent me.
    tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/65260499511676928
    ro20del at yahoo.com
    ( 4 of 5 )

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  57. I follow both on twitter, tweeted to stylekid that you sent me.
    tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/daddykulit/status/65260499511676928
    ro20del at yahoo.com
    ( 5 of 5 )

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  58. I liked Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook (Rod D)
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  59. I really like the Wall clock - Blue with brown and the Red Heart Stud Earrings
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  60. I like Style Kid on Fb and said you sent me! (Suzanne K)
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  61. I like you on FB (Suzanne Kristy)
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  62. I'm following with GFC (Soozle)
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  63. 'm a GFC follower(ro20del)
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  64. I follow you on Networked blogs
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  65. I would choose Organic Storage Caddy - Beaver & the Pink Goodbyn.
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  66. ~I follow @StyleKid and @chancesmommy on twitter as @momofnicnic
    ~ tweeted them to say that you sent me
    ~http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/65997220679393280
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca
    #1

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  67. ~I follow @StyleKid and @chancesmommy on twitter as @momofnicnic
    ~ tweeted them to say that you sent me
    ~http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/65997220679393280
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca
    #2

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  68. ~I follow @StyleKid and @chancesmommy on twitter as @momofnicnic
    ~ tweeted them to say that you sent me
    ~http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/65997220679393280
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca
    #3

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  69. ~I follow @StyleKid and @chancesmommy on twitter as @momofnicnic
    ~ tweeted them to say that you sent me
    ~http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/65997220679393280
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca
    #4

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  70. ~I follow @StyleKid and @chancesmommy on twitter as @momofnicnic
    ~ tweeted them to say that you sent me
    ~http://twitter.com/#!/momofnicnic/status/65997220679393280
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca
    #5

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  71. GFC follower-LCruz
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  72. Networked blogs follower
    lclazar029 at yahoo dot ca

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  73. I would get the Central Park Blanket and Cooler Bag

    email is in my profile

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  74. love the wooden letters
    annae07@aol.com

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  75. gfc-annae07

    annae07@aol.com

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  76. Way too many things I like on StyleKid.ca, but top 2 choices would be the Chopstick Kids and the Bento Mealtime Kit (can you tell, we like to eat in our house :)

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  77. I Like Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island REVIEWS on Facebook

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  78. I would put it towards 2 sets of the Max toddler bedding. So cute without being 'insert any cartoon caracter' themed

    homejunk at shaw dot ca

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  79. follow all and
    http://twitter.com/ChrisRFretwell/statuses/69081257656594432

    homejunk at shaw dot ca

    tweet 1

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  80. follow all and
    http://twitter.com/ChrisRFretwell/statuses/69081257656594432

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    tweet 2

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  81. follow all and
    http://twitter.com/ChrisRFretwell/statuses/69081257656594432

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    tweet 3

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  82. follow all and
    http://twitter.com/ChrisRFretwell/statuses/69081257656594432

    homejunk at shaw dot ca

    tweet 4

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  83. follow all and
    http://twitter.com/ChrisRFretwell/statuses/69081257656594432

    homejunk at shaw dot ca

    tweet 5

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  84. I follow Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island Reviews
    on GFC

    homejunk at shaw dot ca

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