Archive for September, 2008

Team Mom Review: Sesame Street Building Set

I am so excited to have been chosen to do product reviews by Team Mom.  This month’s review is of a Sesame Street Building Set.  The one I received just happens to be my favorite Sesame Street character ever – Oscar the Grouch!  Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has teamed with K’NEX, an international leader in the construction toy industry, to create the first collection of Sesame Street-themed building sets for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5.  This creative building set includes fun stickers and an educational “Play & Learn” activity sheet for parent & child to do together – build & learn about vehicles with Oscar! When playtime is over, store the parts in the canister for a quick and easy clean up. Includes 14 pieces, including KID K’NEX rods, connectors and blocks plus unique parts like specially-designed character hands, eyes and even Oscar’s pet worm Slimey!  Check out all of the fun Sesame Street Building Sets available here.

These adorable sets would make a great Christmas gift for a child you love!


Win a Cute T-Shirt for Your Little One!

I am excited about my latest giveaway which is your choice of an adorable t-shirt or onesie from Appledonia.  Your little baby or toddler will be darling in any of these designs!  Sizes are available from 3 months to 4T.  All of the designs are so cute!  I am sad the Little Write Gal is too big or she would definitely be wearing this for Halloween!

To enter, go over to Appledonia’s Etsy shop and tell me which design you would like if you win.  The winner can pick from any design in the entire store!  Then, come back here and let me know in a comment which one you would choose.  For five (5) extra entries you can blog about this contest and link back to me.  If you do please leave five (5) separate comments since the winner will be selected randomly. 

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 2, 2008.  The winner will be announced on my blog on October 3rd. 

Good Luck!



I Won Class President! And the Starbucks Winner

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  Thank you everyone who voted for me for Class President over at MomDot’s Dottie Awards!  The winners were posted today and I WON!!  I am so excited.  MomDot will interview yours truly and I will post that here when it is up so you read it.

Someone over at MomDot said I was bribing lobbying people to get votes LOL.  Well whatever it takes.  Congratulations to Brie, the winner of my Starbucks gift card which was selected randomly using

 32 Brie               
September 17, 2008 at 2:51 pm           
I voted! Good luck! I hope you’ll extend recess and put coca cola in the water fountains 

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Timestamp: 2008-09-23 17:58:43 UTC

Thanks again!

I Know This is Shameless… (CONTEST ENDED)

but if you vote for me for Class President over at MomDot, you could win a $10 Starbucks gift card!  Yes shameless I know, but I really want to win.   So please go vote for me here and then come back and let me know you did in a comment.  Just scroll down the post until you see Class President and “Christy aka The Write Gal.”  All you have to do is click your cursor in the dot beside my name and then hit “VOTE.”  That’s it! My Starbucks giveaway ends at 11:59 pm. on September 21st with the winner to be announced on my blog on the 22nd.

And a big thank you to my friend Trisha over at Sweet N’ Sassy Girls for making me these adorable Class President buttons.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!


I am so excited to have been nominated for a Dottie Award, a fabulous blog award sponsored by MomDot(get it…Dottie….MomDot?).  A big thank you to my friends Trisha, Allison, and Sarah for nominating me for Class President.  I need all of my faithful readers to go here and vote for me.  All you have to do is select with your mouse the little circle after my name under Class President.  That is all there is to it.  Voting ends September 22nd. 

WIll you vote for me?  Pretty please?  With sugar on top?  Thanks everyone!

Stationery Winner!


Congratulations to Laura who won my stationery giveaway sponsored by Vanessa Cavaco Designs.  Laura wanted to win for her birthday which is September 25th.  Well Happy Birthday Laura!  What a great birthday present!

Laura G
September 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm
eek! i can only pick two?! but they’re all great…anyway, i really, really would love to win these for my birthday (sept. 25 – hint, hint)- Funky Tree and Laura green

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Timestamp: 2008-09-12 15:55:58 UTC

Thanks to all who entered and especially thank you to Vanessa aka The Paper Chick for sponsoring this contest.  And if you have teachers to buy for, note cards would make the perfect gift.  Tell Vanessa that the Write Gal sent you!  If you like reading blogs, I really like hers and you can read it here.

The Cupcakes Club Giveaway









You might have noticed the button in my sidebar that says I am a Feature Writer for MomDot.  I just had the opportunity to interview a delightful children’s author, Donna Benson, who writes The Cupcakes Club Children’s series.  As a mom, I am always in search of wholesome books for Holly to read and I think I have finally found them!  You can also visit The Cupcakes Club online where you can keep up on what’s happening to the girls in the series.  In addition, this girl-friendly site has fun and games, contests, and advice that your daughther is going to love.

You will have to go enter the contest over at MomDot for a chance to win 10K Gold, Diamond Cupcake necklace ($250 retail)!  To enter, all you have to do is sign up for a free membership at The Cupcakes Club and returning to MomDot to comment on this contest.

The Cupcakes Club book series is available on their Web site, Amazon, or at Target.  You can read my full interview with Donna here.

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