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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shake, Rattle & Roll Giveaway Hop (Sponsor Spotlight): HollyWorks

I know I've mentioned before how much I love working with a local company. So I'm excited to share with you HollyWorks!

HollyWorks is an Etsy shop owned by Jane. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her two big Malamutes and also owns a company called Holly Contracting & Design with her brother. She is a general contractor and home builder. Her HollyWorks studio is her way to relax and switch out of work mode.

HollyWorks offers her signature Kernel Kozi as well as Neck Kozi, Eye Soother, Back Relaxer and the Kids Kozis!

I was lucky enough to have the chance to review the Kids Kozi in the woodlands animal print.

What is a Kids Kozi?
The Kids Kozi is a new modern fun corn bag! And if you don't know about corn bags and all they are good and useful for, read on!
Photo courtesy of HollyWorks

A corn bag is a hot pack/cold pack, bean bag pillow all in one! You can warm it up in the microwave and use it as you would a hot water bottle or just to snuggle or you can freeze it and use it as a cold pack or on a hot day to keep cool. When warmed in the microwave it stays warm for hours!

Info from HollyWorks...
Why will your kids love it?

•  It’s fun & Kozi!!! Actually, they're great warm, cold or room temperature.
•  It's durable and you can wash the cover! It won’t shrink and the seams won’t unravel. 
• You are encouraged to leave it lying around, it's cute!
• Designed to be just the right size with just the right amount of filling. 
• You can keep it for yourself, or gift it and make somebody very happy!

Where will they use it?
• Warmed up for bed time, or a nap.
• In the car!!!
• Like a bag of frozen peas on an owie.
• On vacation, on the airplane, in the hotel...
• Wherever their imagination takes it!

The particulars…(other reasons why they're the best!)
• SIZE: 8" x 13”
• All covers are sewn with french seams (no fraying or unraveling).
• All fabrics have been pre-shrunk prior to sewing. 
• All materials used are microwave safe. 
• 100% pre-heated whole corn filler…keeps the heat longer than other fillers. 
• “Gift-ready”, great presentation, includes instruction card.
• Most items ship same or next day.

Let me tell you, we have only had this Kozi for about a month and it has been everywhere. My oldest son LOVES this thing. He slept with it every night for a week after we got it. It has been used as hot pack, a cold pack, a pillow, a weight to hold blankets for a fort, a bean bag, a snuggle buddy.

One of my favorite features it that the outer designer fabric can be washed and comes off like a pillowcase. A much needed feature with two little boys manhandling this thing 24/7. It is also very well sewn and the fabric choices and combinations are so cute.

The directions say for heating place in microwave for 4 minutes (+/-). I found about 2 minutes in our microwave heated the bag plenty for my son. It stays warm for hours. It was awesome to have when my son was sick. I could heat up the bag and it would keep him warm and happy, resting nicely on the couch.

Anyone with kids needs to have one of these Kozis handy. Such a small affordable item that can be used for so many things.

Other Items offered by HollyWorks:
Kernel Kozi
Back Relaxer
Eye Soother
Neck Kozi
WIN IT: HollyWorks is a sponsor in the upcoming Shake, Rattle & Roll Giveaway hop starting on May 22nd! You will have a chance to win the "Cars & Trucks" Kids Kozi as well as other amazing and fun items for your kiddos! So make sure to mark your calendars and come back to enter!
Photo courtesy of HollyWorks
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.


  1. I had no idea you could use corn in that way! Love these!

  2. I love the fabrics she's used. I would love the neck kozi for all those long road and plane trips we take.

  3. I love this and love the prints! Can't wait for your giveaway