This is week 9 of 9 weeks of giveaways!
(stay tuned, we may have a couple more up our sleeves!)
All sponsored by amazing companies with
huge hearts and all for little Jillie.
WEEK 9 GIVEAWAY
This week's giveaway is sponsored by the following companies...
Mona Melisa Designs: Mona MELisa Designs offers their customers the most unique and customized children's growth charts, wall murals and name signs in the marketplace. By allowing customers to choose different color schemes to fit any room décor, add names to any of the growth charts or name signs and choose customized characters and features for each growth chart, wall mural or name sign, each child gets to display and own a unique masterpiece! Customers can choose from different hair, eye and skin colors for each character featured on their chosen piece of artwork and in this way, the artwork is special to each child who receives it. (Review) USE CODE: JILLIE1212 for 60% off any purchase from their website! NO LIMITS! Use it as many times as you would like!
Zoobies: Zoobies, LLC was created by two young brothers who shared a common desire to invent something that was fun, innovative and functional. Coming from a large family of nine children, they saw the need to consolidate what one could bring on long road trips and family excursions; something to make life easier for mom. And Zoobies was born! A soft, huggable plush toy that is also a pillow and a blanket in one! Zoobies never cuts corners and make high quality and innovation their standards! (Review)
Learning Resources: Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company's 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Their mission is to support teachers and parents by providing unique, high-quality educational tools that enhance instruction and provide engaging learning experiences that meet children's individual needs. (Review)
Adventures with Wink & Blink: Multi award winning educational video series for preschoolers! A Day in the Life of a Garbage Truck and A Day in the Life of a Zoo. A fun, exciting way of learning for your children. (Review)
Babiators: Babiators are sunglasses for you kids and they protect your child's eyes at a critical time – Babiators’ lenses offer 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays. They test every shipment to ensure that Babiators comply with the most stringent regulations in the world for BPA, phthalates, lead, and other metals. Their top quality 100% UVA and UVB protection lenses are also impact and shatter-resistant. So when you buy Babiators, you can rest assured that you are buying the best sunglasses out there for your little one! They are pretty darn sure your Babiators won’t break, and they believe that protecting kids’ eyes is too important to overlook simply because sunglasses might get lost. That’s why if a child's Babiators are lost or broken, they will replace them!
The Vintage Pearl: The Vintage Pearl creates unique and meaningful handstamped jewelry and keepsakes. Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish with care in their studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They use raw sterling silver, freshwater pearls and birthstone crystals in their creations.
Each letter is individually stamped by hand, they do not use a machine, making every piece a true one-of-a-kind! Their jewelry is customized with any names, dates or words of inspiration, and they have several fonts and charm shapes to choose from. They want your piece to be meaningful to you.
Prize Package includes for one winner:
1. Item of your choice from MonaMelisa Designs
2. A blanket pet of your choice from Zoobies
3. Alpha Pops Learning Popsicles from Learning Resources
4. Two Wink & Blink video downloads
5. Pair of sunglasses from Babiators
6. $25 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl
In case you missed what Rally 4 Jillie is all about, read on then enter the giveaway below. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with these amazing companies who have stepped up to help.
It is hard to even know where to begin this post and even harder for me to write it. As most of us are parents to young children you all know how hard it can be to see our children sick or hurt. I can't even begin to imagine the feeling of finding out your child has the dreaded "C" word. Cancer.
No child should have to face cancer. They shouldn't even have to know what cancer means. They should be riding bikes, playing, going to school and just being kids!
Why am I writing this about cancer? Thankfully both of my boys are healthy. However a close family friend of mine hasn't been so lucky. Her little girl Jillie, just 2.5 years old was just diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A fast moving, aggressive form of leukemia that if not treated, could be fatal in a few months.
Luckily after weeks of being sick, Jillie was diagnosed and quickly moved to an amazing children's hospital. She will now be living in the Ronald McDonald housing for the next 6 to 12 months as she undergoes many many treatments and blood transfusions.
Remember she is just 2.5 years old. How do you even begin to explain to her what is going on and why she is now living far away from home and facing months and months of treatments?
So far Jillie is being a rockstar and keeping a smile on her face! She actually feels good with new healthy blood running through her! She is a fighter and one tough little girl. If anyone can fight this it is Jillie and her family.
In my small way of feeling less helpless and helping out in any way I can, I've started Rally for Jillie on my blog! I'm seeking sponsors willing to donate two items. One to add to the giveaways and one to send to Jillie. My hope is that this will keep her spirits up, help keep her occupied, to just keep her being a kid through this ordeal.
If I could hug the sponsors that have stepped up to help, I would in a heartbeat! Their kindness and generosity to help a sick little girl says more about these companies than any review I could ever post. So if you are reading this, please take a moment to show some love to these amazing companies. To thank them for their small act of kindness that can go a long way in the journey to heal and cure baby Jillie.
And please if the kindness of these sponsors have touched your hearts like it has mine, take an extra minute to say thank you on their Facebook pages or in a quick email.