The EatSmart Precision Baby & Pet Check Scale: Keep Everybunny in The Family Healthy!

Weighing my bunnies
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If you’re a longtime Contest Corner reader, then you know how much I love EatSmart scales. I reviewed one of their food scales almost 6 years ago and still use it on a daily basis to weigh food and check the weight on letters. Jai and I have also been using their bathroom scales for years to keep track of our weight as we achieve various fitness goals. And now that our family has expanded to include four rescued rabbits, I’ve added the EatSmart Precision Baby and Pet Check Scale to our arsenal of tools to keep everybunny in the household healthy!

I’ve gotten a crash course on rabbit care in the last few months since these little buns arrived on my doorstepliterally! – and they require much different care than a dog or a cat. Many people don’t realize that keeping track of a bunny’s weight is actually quite important to their health, for three key reasons:

1. Feeding

A recommended diet for rabbits consists of hay, pellets, and vegetables. The amount of pellets and veggies that you feed is based off of the rabbit’s body weight, so it’s important to know how much your bunny weighs in order to work out how many food servings they should receive.

Honey Buns

Honey Buns weighs in at a whopping 9 pounds, one ounce – or as everyone at the veterinarian says, “That’s a BIG bunny!”

Buster Bunny

Meanwhile, Buster is a bit smaller, clocking in at 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces. Rabbit feeding guidelines are generally worked out per 6 lbs of weight, so weighing your rabbits is important for determining appropriate serving sizes.

Having a scale makes it easy to monitor your rabbit’s weight over time and make sure you’re on track with their diet. Bunnies have a way of really turning on the charm to get extra treats, but it’s important to keep them on a consistent diet – as tempting as it is to spoil them with treats, too much food can cause obesity in rabbits, not to mention health issues such as GI stasis. Which brings me to our next point:

2. Monitoring Illness

Earlier this month, my precious Bunsen Burner came down with a scary case of GI stasis, which is a digestive issue that commonly afflicts rabbits. Stasis can be fatal quickly, so we rushed Bunsen to the veterinarian for medicine. As part of their exam, they weighed him in the office and logged his weight as 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Thankfully, Bunsen made a full recovery, so now we are using our EatSmart Precision Baby and Pet Check Scale to monitor his progress.

Bunsen Burner

This scale looks very much like the one at the vet’s office, which makes it so easy to use. We weighed Bunsen in at 8 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces – I’m not surprised to see a small weight loss due to his being unable to eat much during the illness, and I’m glad to have this scale on hand so I can continue to monitor his recovery. Weight gain or loss in a rabbit can tell you a lot about their health – they are secretive by nature and hide sickness as a defense mechanism, which makes it so important to pay attention to cues such as weight. Noticing small changes can make a huge difference in catching an illness right away and fixing it before it’s too late.

3. Pregnancy

Buster and Babs Bunny were already a bonded pair when they showed up at our door, and they were outside mating for some time before we were able to rescue them. We all know what that leads to, so it was no surprise when we observed Babs making a nest!

Babs Bunny

She weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces – heavier than Buster, even though they’re the same size otherwise. Naturally, a doe will gain weight while pregnant, so using a scale is another way to monitor a rabbit’s pregnancy. Rabbit.org even suggests that you weigh baby bunnies if you’re concerned that they aren’t nursing properly, so who knows, in a few weeks I may have a whole new reason to use this scale… :lol:

So there you have it – from figuring out a proper diet to monitoring your rabbit’s well-being, the EatSmart Precision Baby and Pet Check Scale is worth its weight in 24 carrot gold!

Hay There, Honey Buns!

Honey Buns uses her Kaytee Rollin' The Hay Rabbit Feeder
Sample provided.

As you read in my last post, I’ve been adjusting to life with four (!!) rescue rabbits. Honey Buns was the first rabbit to arrive, literally inviting herself into my house in November. As I got a crash course on Rabbit 101, I picked up different supplies that I thought would be useful, including a Kaytee Rollin’ The Hay Feeder, which is a little wheel the dispenses hay. I thought this would be a great way to contain some of the never-ending hay mess and give Honey Buns a fun activity. However, Honey Buns ended up experiencing a phantom pregnancy before her hutch was finished, and the dog crate we had her in temporarily wasn’t large enough for both a nest box and the Hay Feeder, so I had to move it to Bunsen’s cage. Now that everybunny is settled into their new custom-built hutches, I had space to get two of everything – well, make that four of everything – and a second Hay Feeder was on my list. So imagine my delight when Chewy.com offered to send me a second one for Honey Buns!

Kaytee Rollin' The Hay Feeder

The Kaytee Rollin’ The Hay Feeder is available on Chewy.com for just over $6, which is less than the first one cost me at a local store. I love the name, because if you’re a rabbit owner, you probably aren’t rolling in the dough, but you ARE rolling in the hay. :lol: The feeders ship in random colors, and I got a pretty purple which was perfect for Ms. Buns’ cage.

Kaytee Hay Feeder

The feeder is super simple to use: Just open the door on the wheel, fill it with hay, and hang it in the cage. I make sure there’s a few good pieces sticking out to give them a good starting point for pulling it out. Honey Buns just loves hers and is glad to have it back again! It’s fun for her to play with it and get the tasty hay reward. Since her hutch is two levels, I put loose piles of hay in the bottom/potty level and then use the Hay Feeder to store additional hay on the top level that she can enjoy when she’s relaxing up there. This helps cut back on the inevitable hay mess that gets kicked out of the hutch and onto the floor!

Honey Buns uses her hay feeder

I like that it does double duty as a toy as well as just storing the hay. Obviously, it doesn’t hold as much as a larger hay rack, so you’ll need to refill it pretty often; and just like every other pet toy, it totally depends on the animal’s personality. Honey Buns is very active and can’t get enough of her hay ball, whereas Bunsen is a lot lazier and isn’t quite as interested in playing with it, although he still uses it.

Bunsen and his hay feeder

Bunsen and the hay feeder he stole from Honey Buns! :lol:

Whether you have one bunny, four or more, Chewy.com is woman’s best friend! They have tons of great items for rabbits at great prices, and the shipping is super fast. Bonus: Bunsen and Honey Buns get excited when Chewy.com shipments arrive because they love to play with the boxes!

A Tale of Two Buns

Honey Buns
Sample provided.

The Friday before Thanksgiving, I opened my back door and looked down to find a rabbit huddled right up against the door. As soon as the door opened, the bunny turned around and hopped right inside! This bun literally invited herself in and made herself right at home. As I petted her, she looked downright indignant that she had ever been outside – this was clearly an indoor pet. With no sign of the owner, I dubbed her Honey Buns and began researching how to take care of a bunny.

I’ve never owned a rabbit before – although I’ve always loved them – so I’ve been getting a crash course on Bunny 101. Most people are prepared before they get a pet, but since this one was literally dumped on my doorstep, I had to improvise quickly! I made several trips to the store and did a ton of research on what Honey Buns would need.

A few days later, Jai and I were returning from one of these shopping trips when we were greeted by a second bunny shivering under the trash bin by our front door! I couldn’t believe it. I literally had rabbit toys inside my purse as I walked up to the door, while Jai was carrying a mega package of lettuce from Costco; and the new bunny looked at us as if to say, “Why, hello! I heard you have rabbit toys and snacks!” We ushered the rabbit in from the storm outside, and promptly turned around to head back to the store for more supplies…

Neither rabbit had a tag, and there have been no reports of missing pet rabbits with our local animal shelter, so I unfortunately suspect that these two were abandoned. That means that Honey Buns and her new friend, who I named Bunsen Burner, are part of our family now! Having two rabbits show up randomly when you have never owned one before requires quick thinking and improvisation. So suffice to say, when Chewy.com invited me to review some much-needed rabbit bedding, I binky-jumped at the chance!

Clean & Cozy!

Jai is hard at work building a fabulous custom-made indoor/outdoor bunny hutch and run, but while that is under construction, we have the buns set up with temporary accommodation in two converted dog crates in the living room. We have to keep them separated until we can determine their genders for certain – since these bunnies showed up randomly in the middle of an absolutely insane work period where I’ve been traveling constantly, I haven’t had the opportunity to take them to an expert yet. Once we find out the genders and take the appropriate next steps, apparently the bonding process for bunnies takes at least a month and is very important for the safety of both buns, so suffice to say, this will be a long process where they will have to stay in separate enclosures for the time being. Again, most people are prepared before they get a new rabbit and don’t even think about getting two until they know they are compatible genders, fixed, and like each other – so we are having to play it by ear here in order to rescue these two precious little friends. :)

I used old newspaper as cage lining for the first week, so I was really excited to receive the Kaytee Clean & Cozy Forage Fun Small Animal Vegetable Garden in the mail from our friends over at Chewy.com. Even with a litter box and bunny-safe litter, the cage was still getting nasty really fast, and I was spending at least 30 minutes every night cleaning everything out of the cage and ending up with a huge trash bag full of garbage. Kaytee Clean & Cozy is designed to absorb six times its weight in liquid, so I figured this should work much better than the newspaper! This bedding is recycled from discarded remnants and trimmings from other hygienic products which otherwise might end up in the landfill, so I also felt like this would be a lot more eco-friendly than creating a giant trash bag every night! It also includes three little wooden chewy toys for your bunny friends to dig out and play with.

Kaytee Clean & Cozy Forage Fun

Clean & Cozy is a great product for making a cage more manageable to clean. I like the fact that it comes in a generously sized bag, since I ended up with double the bunnies anticipated when I requested to review it. ;) It also gets two buns up in comfort – check out Bunsen flopping in his cage:

Happy flop

I’ve read that rabbits only flop down when they’re truly comfortable and relaxed, so I’d say that’s a high endorsement! I think Honey Buns and Bunsen Burner knew that they were choosing the right home to invite themselves in. :)

Ordering from Chewy.com is always so convenient. I’ve made so many unexpected store runs since the buns showed up, so it was great to have this bedding delivered straight to my door and eliminate yet another trip to the store! Plus, the bunnies just love playing with the box!

Sleepy bun!

So there you have it: A tale of two buns who invited themselves over! They are both so sweet, with personalities like dogs – Honey Buns begs for treats, while Bunsen begs to be petted and loves affection. I’ve never met a more cuddly or sweet bunny anywhere, it’s pretty amazing! They’re so full of personality, and it’s sad to think that these pampered house buns were wandering around outside. I’ve been so concerned about getting everything set up right for them since I was caught so unprepared when they arrived needing help, so it’s gratifying to see them happy and thriving.

Have you ever owned a pet bunny before? Do you have any advice on keeping their cages clean? Or just share your cute rabbit photos in the comments!

Giveaway: Get Organized With YouCopia! Ends 06/25/17

Samples provided.

I’ve been working on a lot of Spring cleaning projects this year as I gear up for a big summer garage sale. One that has been on my list for a very long time is re-organizing the kitchen cabinets. We emptied everything out of the kitchen when we completely re-painted it in 2013, and right before we were finished painting, I left the state to go on a press trip. Jai surprised me by finishing the whole thing by himself and putting the kitchen back together while I was gone, because he is an amazing man! What a relief it was not to come home to a torn up kitchen on top of a huge workload! However, I had intended to go through and get rid of some things and set up a better organizational system before putting the kitchen items away, since we had all this new space created after the remodel from the new cupboards Jai had built. It’s been on my list ever since to go through and get it “Properly” set up, but with my crazy work schedule and traveling constantly, it just never got done. So when I had the opportunity to review a few products from YouCopia, I thought this would be the perfect time to dig in and do some re-organizing in my kitchen cupboards!

YouCopia

YouCopia make clever organizing solutions for the home. I received the StoreMore Bakeware Rack, the StoreMore Lid Holder, and the Drawer StoraStack. These racks and storage units are built with the aim of consolidating common kitchen items to create more space. Sounds good to me!!

Although all three storage sets come flat with some basic assembly required, they fit together pretty much instantly so there’s not much legwork required to get them ready to go. The real work came when it was time to clear out the cabinet and re-organize what was in there…

Kitchen cabinet before
Tupperware cabinet before

I know, I know, it was a wreck. Don’t judge me too hard! ;) I put everything into boxes, gave the cabinet a nice deep-cleaning, and tossed some old items I didn’t need. I then began the process of putting everything back in, using my YouCopia set as a template for where things should go. I started with the Drawer StoraStack for plastic containers, which I actually opted to put in the cabinet although it is meant for use in a drawer. That’s because I have way too much Tupperware to fit into just one drawer…

Drawer StoraStack in cabinet

Holy Tupperware, Batman!! I never realized exactly how many plastic containers I had until this moment. I would probably need at least 3 Drawer StoraStacks to fit all my pieces, and even at that, I have some crazy-large plastic containers that I think defy storage racks! However, this was a great focal point to organize all the containers around. I love that it has slots to fit the lids, since those are usually the most fussy pieces that end up getting lost and disorganized. I had a bit of a hard time getting the square containers to hook onto the StoraStack clips – I’m not sure if I placed them wrong or if the size is off, but it works fine for generally keeping things in place, if not locked in. It wouldn’t make much difference regardless, since there’s so much Tupperware around it, anyway! ;) StoraStack would easily contain the Tupperware collection of a college student, or other sane person with a kitchen. I appreciate the hand it’s given me and will be generous in sending leftovers home in plastic containers with future dinner guests! ;)

StoreMore Bakeware Rack

Next up was the StoreMore Bakeware Rack, which was very straightforward. This gives you a handy place to hold bakeware, and I particularly like it for the cooling racks, since those always seem the most cumbersome to stack on top of each other – having a holder keeps them firmly in place instead of sliding around.

StoreMore Lid Holder

Finally, we have the StoreMore Lid Holder. This is a nice place to put your miscellany lids, and was also the perfect size to hold one of my foldable colanders.

Here’s what the cabinet looks like now:

Kitchen cabinets after

Much better! These YouCopia racks gave me some new ideas and provided a nice backbone from which I can organize the rest of the cabinet. Another Spring cleaning victory!

Giveaway Time!

To help with your Spring cleaning goals, YouCopia are hosting a special giveaway for Contest Corner readers! One lucky winner will receive any YouCopia product of their choice, up to a value of $40! This giveaway ends on June 25th, 2017, and is being administered by YouCopia – please see the widget below for full giveaway rules and to enter:

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$50 NOVICA Gift Certificate Giveaway – Ends 11/30

Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Gifts For Adults

NOVICA
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For the 6th consecutive year, I am proud to bring you a wonderful giveaway from one of my favorite online retailers: One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 gift code to NOVICA, so read on!

If you’ve read Contest Corner for very long, then you are already familiar with NOVICA. NOVICA works in association with National Geographic, bringing their customers fabulous handmade products from around the globe. NOVICA’s mission is to bring its artisans fair prices and also help facilitate microfinance artisan loans.

In addition to making for many wonderful gifts, the items I’ve picked up from NOVICA have become a part of my daily life. Just yesterday, I used my leather serving tray from NOVICA to take my homemade bread over to Grandma’s house for our family Thanksgiving. That was the first item I ever reviewed from them back in 2010! I also use my soap dish daily, and was lounging in our hammock earlier in the week. When an item is beautiful, practical, and lasts for years, you know you’ve found a great place to shop!

So for 2016′s haul, I picked up a few items to fill out my Christmas list. I’m almost done with my shopping this year and I’m so proud to be ahead of the curve! ;)

Joyous Owls

These Artisan Crafted Recycled Joyous Owls Paper Ornaments are just the cutest!

Antiqued Brass Horse Coat Rack

I was also charmed by this Antiqued Brass Horse Coat Rack. Both of these items will make perfect Christmas gifts, and even better, they come with free gift wrap so that all I have to do when they get here is stick them under the tree. The holidays just got a whole lot easier!! See for yourself why I love it by visiting NOVICA.com.

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 gift certificate to NOVICA! Gift certificate will be delivered via email and expires on January 31st, 2017. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on November 30th, 2016 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on December 1st and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

UNICEF Market $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway – Ends 11/30

Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Gifts For Adults

UNICEF Market

Gift code provided.

Welcome to Contest Corner’s 8th annual Holiday Gift Guide! Every year, we provide you with a chance to win great holiday gifts for the people on your list. And to start us off for 2016, one lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 gift certificate to UNICEF Market!

I’ve featured NOVICA as a gift guide pick several times in the past, so I’m excited to announce their latest partnership with UNICEF to create UNICEF Market. This online marketplace brings customers the best in handcrafted goods from all over the globe, with part of the proceeds going both to the artisans and to UNICEF. A beautiful gift that gives back – that is something that truly fits with the holiday spirit!

Maroon Cotton Blend Cosmetic Cases

I had the opportunity to kick start my holiday shopping at UNICEF Market, and I was spoiled for choice. I decided to pick up a set of these lovely Maroon Cotton Blend Cosmetic Cases from Thailand, as they will be perfect for someone special on my list. Each product page notes what lifesaving supplies can be provided with the purchase price – these cosmetic cases can provide the equivalent of 57 sachets of oral rehydration salts to help children combat dehydration and diarrhea.

Jewelry Travel Roll

I also picked up one of these beautiful Jewelry Travel Rolls, which will be just the thing for a special lady I know that makes her own jewelry. This purchase can provide the equivalent of 12 doses of measles vaccine to children in need. There are a plethora of items for everyone on your list at UNICEF Market, so it’s the perfect place to start your holiday shopping off right!

Curate & Win

Want to enter to win the trip of a lifetime while you take care of your holiday shopping? Through December 31st, you can create a custom curation of items on UNICEF Market as an entry into their sweepstakes to win a trip to Peru – click here to learn more and enter. And you can also click here to check out my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide collection!

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 gift certificate to UNICEF Market! Gift certificate will be supplied as a code via email to the winner, and will be valid through December 31st, 2016. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on November 30th, 2016 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on December 1st and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution With The EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale

EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale

Sample provided.

Before the initial glow of making your New Year’s resolution starts to fade, it’s important to put plans and reminders in place to help you keep on track. One simple thing that I do for my fitness goals is to have a set weigh-in day each week, which I log into my Fitbit app. I thrive on consistency and routine, so this is something easy I can do to keep tabs on where I’m at and what my goals are.

I’ve loved EatSmart scales for years now – I reviewed one of their scales back in 2012, and the measuring tape it came with is something I use every time I need to take my body measurements – be it for health monitoring or sizing clothes! Their Digital Kitchen Scale has also been a permanent fixture in my kitchen for the last four years, weighing everything from food portions to letters and packages for the post office! EatSmart products not only work well, but they are made with the highest quality and will last you for years. Plus, their products are always affordable – trust me, I’ve bought brand new scales in a similar price range prior to learning of EatSmart, and they were not as accurate and did not have the same durability. Just click here to see a comparison I did!

My current EatSmart scale of choice is their Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale. This scale has some cool features that make it easy to track different data. In addition to your weight, it also displays your BMI and the estimated amount of caloric intake needed to maintain your current weight. To get these readings, you enter some basic details into the scale such as your gender, height, activity level – this is very simple to do using the buttons on the side of the scale. You can store up to four different profiles on the scale, which is perfect for our household, since both Jai and I track our weight. It recognizes you by weight when you step on the scale in order to display and calculate the data.

CalPal Digital Scale

It’s so handy having your BMI calculated on the fly along with weight. The caloric estimate is a helpful average for your goals, whether you want to maintain your current weight or decide to eat under that amount to cut calories and lose weight. The scale is extremely solid and reliable, with a long-lasting battery. It’s also consistent with the number I get when I weigh myself on other scales such as at the gym, so I can feel confident that I’m recording accurate data. There is a reason why I have been using EatSmart scales exclusively since 2012, and it’s because they work so well and last for years and years. And since New Year’s resolutions are about making long-lasting change, I can’t think of a better accessory to choose!

Get the latest on EatSmart’s innovations by following them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

NOVICA $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway – Ends 11/30

Gifts For Adults

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

NOVICA
Gift code provided.

I’ve been a fan of NOVICA for over 5 years now, so I’m very pleased to be including them in this year’s Gift Guide once again. One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 gift code to NOVICA, so read on!

If you haven’t yet been introduced to NOVICA, allow me to give you a brief overview: NOVICA works with National Geographic to provide handcrafted products from all over the globe. Their goal is to provide fair prices to the artisans creating these products and further support their businesses by also providing 0% finance loans in association with Kiva. Every product listed on NOVICA has an “About The Artist” section, which is also included in a storycard shipped with every product.

Back in 2010, I picked up a leather tray from NOVICA that I have been using ever since. In fact, I was just using it as a photo prop a few weeks back when I made a swirled chocolate pound cake recipe for MomStart!

Swirled Chocolate Pound Cake

In 2013, I got a set of 6 martini glasses that I gave as a wedding present. They were a hit – in fact, I ended up using them to serve Lemon Drop Martinis during the bachelorette party that I hosted for the bride-to-be!

Lemon Drop Martini

Over the years, I’ve snagged some other fun items from NOVICA such as a hammock and the soap dish that is in my bathroom. Knowing how I’ve enjoyed these items over the years and what great gifts they have made, I was excited to do some Christmas shopping from them this year!

Cotton handbag, 'Akha Life'Tie Dye Scarf, 'Mottled Black'

This time around, I got two Christmas presents for someone special on my list: This Cotton handbag, ‘Akha Life’ and this Tie Dye Scarf in Mottled Black. They will be perfect for the person I have in mind, and they even come with free gift wrap and a personalized gift message card, meaning they will be ready to gift as soon as they arrive at my door! It doesn’t get better than that for holiday shopping!

With products ranging from Men’s Bracelets to Amethyst Rings, Chandelier Earrings and Ponchos, there is something for everyone on your list. Click here to check out their new arrivals, and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a $50 Gift Certificate to NOVICA! The gift certificate may be applied to both product and shipping. Gift certificate will be supplied as a code via email to the winner, and will be valid through December 31st, 2015. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on November 30th, 2015 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on December 1st and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

History’s First Coffee Blend Giveaway – Ends 11/30

Gifts For Adults

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Coffee beans

Sample provided.

It’s that time again: We’re kicking off this year’s Holiday Gift Guide! One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a History’s First Coffee Blend set, so read on!

I’m a fan of the World Vision Gift Catalog. I’ve featured their wares on here before, so I’m pleased to bring your attention to the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog, which features 250 socially-responsible products in all types and price ranges that help to make the world a better place.

History’s First Coffee Blend

My favorite this year is History’s First Coffee Blend, a fair trade, organic blend of coffee with notes of chocolate and citrus sourced from Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo farmers. With your donation of $75, you receive a 16 oz bag of this coffee packaged in a pretty African bag with an Olivewood scoop. This coffee is fantastic – it’s a late night, so I’m actually enjoying a cup as I drink this! – and it would be a fantastic gift for any coffee lover on your list. Not only does your recipient get to enjoy this wonderful set, but also the knowledge that this gift is helping to improve lives.

Check out the World Vision Gift Catalog for all your gifting needs, and be sure to learn more about their work by following World Vision on Facebook and on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews and @WorldVisionUSA.

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win the History’s First Coffee Blend set from the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog! Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on November 30th, 2015 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on December 1st and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.

Kushyfoot Spring Collection Giveaway – Ends 4/30

Kushyfoot Spring Collection

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It’s no secret how much I love Kushyfoot. I wear their socks constantly – they have become a must-have for my professional wardrobe, as their foot covers are truly a foot saver underneath my business shoes. From keeping my feet clean while walking through airport security, to keeping the back of my heels from being rubbed raw after a long day on my feet at press events, Kushyfoot are the cute and practical sock every business traveler needs. I’ve worn my favorite pair so much that they started to get a hole, so I had recently added “Kushyfoot” to my shopping list. So what better timing to find out about Kushyfoot’s new product line for Spring!

Kushyfoot New Products

The new Peep Toe and Lace Top Toe Covers are just thing for open toed shoes, while the Foot Cover with Cotton Sole is another great take on my classic “Business shoe” staple. Psst…I’m actually writing this from a train on my way to Seattle, and I’m wearing them as we speak!

Another staple for this business trip was the Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers, which have a pretty lace-style pattern. The Ultra Low Cut Foot Covers are also a popular product, although I personally tend to find them to be too tight for my feet.

I’m also really loving the Athletic Cushioned Foot Covers, which actually work great with my dress shoes because of the cut. They’re thick enough to be very comfy and give my feet padding during long days, without being too thick to fit inside my shoes. Love it!!

Also new is the Knee High With Cotton Sole, a sheer sock with a nice massaging sole. I accessorized it with a casual dress last weekend! I also really like the Sheer Anklet. My Spring wardrobe is off to a great start thanks to Kushyfoot!

Get the latest looks from Kushyfoot by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway Time!

One lucky Contest Corner reader will win the following products from Kushyfoot: Peep Toe Foot Covers, Lace Top Toe Covers, Athletic Cushioned Foot Covers, Ultra Low Cut Foot Covers, Extreme Low Cut Foot Covers, Foot Cover with Cotton Sole, Knee High With Cotton Sole, and Sheer Anklet. Substitutions unlikely, but may apply. Enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Rules, regulations, and other important stuff: Giveaway is open residents of the continental US, 18+, and ends on April 30th, 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter the following day and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to our notification email, or a new winner will be chosen in their place. Void where prohibited. Contest Corner is not responsible for late entries or entries lost due to technical malfunctions. Please see our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for further details on our site’s policies. Sample was provided for review.