BlogHer 09

8:14 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

I wish I was going to BlogHer 09. I have never been and I am driving distance to Chicago so now would be the perfect time. Three of us Michigan Mom's were planning on going together, now my hours were cut at work so I just don't see how I will be able to afford it.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in sponsoring us we could offer great product coverage and free advertising space on 4 websites. Anything additional (short of tattoo's) are negotiable so please email me at and we can work something out!

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Contest Winners

5:14 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Cart Stopper - Carolyn G

Pediped - Noreen

Congratulations to both!

Wow Wow Wubbzy

5:59 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Alex is such a huge fan of Wow Wow Wubbzy, she loves it. It is such a cute show, always teaching things about friendship.

Wow Wow Wubbzy has a new DVD - A Little Help from my Friends. Alex already watched this a few times through and asks for it all the time.

The DVD features six great episodes, all focused on the important values of friendship. This theme takes center stage as Wubbzy, a fun, lovable, curious little guy and his Wuzzleburg pals search for a lost Wiggle Wrench, escape a runaway Doodleberry Cake, build a Super Robot, teach Walden to boogie, and work hard for Wuzzleburg trophies. Together they discover the importance of positive values like confidence, cooperation, teamwork and above all, the meaning of friendship. The DVD extras also include two bonus episodes, music video, Kooky Kostume game, activities and sneak peeks.

Open Contests

9:18 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We have lots of Contests that are still open.

Click here, or on the Contests Button at the top of the page for links to all our current contests.

Don't forget to follow the instructions for extra entries and please leave additional comments for all additional entries.

Thanks and Happy Tuesday!


5:29 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Don't forget Dal Cuore Nights are tonight and tomorrow night at Carrabba's Italian Grill!

Booty Butter - Contest

5:24 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Bits from a Brit is very excited to show you this fantastic tanning lotion Booty Butter from Bikini Kitchen. I have such a hard time tanning, I am pale skinned and find myself going out in the sun or on the tanning beds and getting very little color which drives me crazy. Booty Butter is a great solution for folks like me. It not only helps you tan quicker it also mosturizes your skin. This is a great gift for others or for yourself!

For ages, Hawaiians have been using exotic, indigenous ingredients for a year-round, healthy tan. Now, the secret is officially out. Tampa-based consumer products company, Bikini Kitchen, brings a tropical escape to everyone with its new tanning lotion, Booty Butter.

With all-natural ingredients from the islands of Hawaii, Booty Butter glides on golden brown and goes to work immediately. This innovative browning lotion turns the skin brown, not pink. Thanks to its blend of Kona coffee extract which helps draw sunlight into the skin and Kukui nut oil which is one of the lightest, most highly absorbent oils, you will see a noticeable difference in your tan in just one hour.

Booty Butter doesn’t just speed up the tanning process, it also keeps your skin revitalized and moisturized long after you have left the sun. Grown exclusively on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mount Hualalai, for generations local cultures have sought the healing powers of the Kona coffee plant which is renowned for its ability to mend broken skin and renew cells. Booty Butter also combines Kukui nut oil, Aloe Vera and light mineral oil to create the perfect recipe for silky, smooth skin.

The great folks at Bikini Kitchen are giving away a bottle of Booty Butter to one of our lucky readers. To enter please visit their site and leave us a comment telling us one of the ingredients in Booty Butter and your favorite fact abou the product. For additional entries please 1) Upload our button on your sidebar 2) Post about this contest on your blog 3) Email 5 people about this contest (copy me on the email) 4) Follow this blog 5) Subscribe to our feed. Please leave additional comments for all additional entries. GOOD LUCK!

Stratus Silver

6:09 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Check out the great jewelry designs at Stratus Silver. These beautifully crafted pieces are created using castings of natural botanicals. They are all original designs produced exclusively by Bert and Renee. We love the solid sterling silver Twig Bangle Bracelets.

Another great thing they offer is different sizes, not like the one size fits all of many main street jewelry companies.

Sizing for bracelets:

ex small - for the petite inner diameter 2 1/4"
standard - average, same as you would find in a department store 2 1/2"
medium - if department store sizing is a bit snug 2 3/4"
large - if every bangle you've ever tried is too small 3"
queen - for lovely queen size ladies 3 1/4"
Take a look at the great selection at Stratus Silver.

Eclipse Spa

7:07 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Eclipse Spa has a great selection of gifts for all occasions. My Hubby tried out the Men's Triple Play; Shower Gel, Body Polish and Energy Lotion.

They also have a great Romance Package perfect for a Valentines Gift, the kit contains Grapeseed Massage Oil, Votive Candles and a CD.

Some more info from their site:

Eclipsespa was created to bring you products that you can use to relax & rejuvenate right at home. How great would it be to have a relaxing hot bath or shower one hour before bed that is a known fact to get a better nights sleep? Moisturizing your skin right before bed will not only induce the benefits of aromatherapy,but will also soothe and protect your skin, leaving it velvety soft when you wake up in the morning.Eclipsespa is committed to sustainable practices and providing the best ever organic bath & body products for you to turn your bath into an organic spa experience. We hand-pour all our soy wax candles in house using only the freshest and purest essential oils.
Eclipsespa does not support animal testing and uses natural raw ingredients in its products. Most of our herbs and additives have been certified organically grown. We use recycled shipping boxes and content to send you your orders,and use recycled tissue paper in our all-natural gift packaging. Finally, all of our paper items such as brochures, business cards, and stationary are made from recycled materials. We encourage you to recycle all our product containers.

Mayfair Lane

4:23 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We love these super cute accessories that can be found at Mayfair Lane. They are such an awesome alternative for a gift idea. I have a notepad, photoframe and Clipper on my fridge at home and in my office at work and I am constantly getting comments about them.

They really do stick to stuff great, without leaving any sticky messes behind. They have a large selection of prints to suit all tastes and with the great pricing I think they are perfect for gift giving!

Check them out for yourself at Mayfair Lane.

Rocky Mountain Chipsters - Giveaway

8:03 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Rocky Mountain Chipsters is a unique line of hand-dipped candies, combining sweet, creamy chocolate with the salty crunch of potato chips. Rocky Mountain Chipsters have been hand-made in Colorado since 1984.

Rocky Mountain Chipsters come in traditional Milk and Dark Chocolate flavors, as well as Mint (in both Milk and Dark Chocolate) and “Inferno” which combines includes a spicy “kick” of cayenne pepper (in both Milk and Dark Chocolate). Each flavor comes in ¼ lb. packages for $3.95 each and can be purchased at

We have three Rocky Mountain Chipsters giveaway packages, each include one of each flavor (Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Mint Milk Chocolate, Mint Milk Chocolate, “Inferno” Milk Chocolate and “Inferno” Dark Chocolate). To enter to win please tell us which flavor you would like the most. For additional entries please 1) Post our button on your sidebar 2) Blog about his contest 3) Email 5 people about this contest 4) Follow this blog 5) Subscribe to our feed.

Carrabba's for Valentines Day or Anyday - Contest!

5:23 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We are huge fans of Carrabba's Italian Grill and love to eat their as much as possible. It has been a lot harder lately, the economy is down and we are all losing hours at work or losing jobs. We think the Dal Cuore Nights at Carrabba's are going to be a huge hit, such great value for money for a great night out at your local Carrabba's.
We are planning on going down to Carrabba's Italian Grill in Grandville on Friday night with some friends to celebrate Valentine's Day and we are so excited.

Some more information about Dal Cuore:

Carrabba's are hosting the ultimate pre-Valentine's Day celebration Dal Cuore Nights, meaning From the Heart Nights. The Dal Cuore Nights celebration includes a special prix fixe menu and $10 off any bottle of wine, including Ruffinos Dal Cuore di Carrabba wine, a limited-edition baby Super Tuscan created exclusively for Carrabba's. The prix fixe menu includes an appetizer, entreƩ and mini-dessert for less than $20. Featured entreƩs include Carrabba's favorites such as Sirloin Marsala, Chicken Bryan, Chicken Marsala, Polo Rosa Maria and Grilled Salmon. Topping off the evening, guests on February 11 and 12 will receive a special Dal Cuore Valentines Day Card featuring a heartfelt quote. One lucky quote recipient will win a romantic Italian escape for two, including a seven-night Italian cruise on MSC Cruises in a balcony stateroom, airfare to the port and $500 spending money, as well as dinner for four at Carrabba's (ARV: $7,090).

The amazingly generous Carrabba's has given us 2 x $50 gift cards for our luck readers and a Carrabba's Ciao Y'all cookbook from the Carrabba's founders. To enter please visit the Carrabba's Site and tell me what items you would like to order for dinner should you win the card. For additional entries please 1) Upload our button on your sidebar 2) Post about this contest on your blog 3) Email 5 people about this contest (copy me on the email) 4) Follow this blog 5) Subscribe to our feed. Please leave additional comments for all additional entries. GOOD LUCK!

Krispy Kreme

8:13 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Beginning Jan. 19 and available through Feb. 14, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back the popular heart-shaped doughnut. The classic yeast doughnuts are topped with white icing, and red and pink sprinkles. The best thing is - you don't have to have a one-and-only to enjoy it.

If it’s love that makes the world go ‘round, why not share these sweet treats with friends, family and colleagues? Grab a duo or purchase a Heart Combo which includes a dozen each of heart-shaped and Original Glazed doughnuts. Additionally, with each purchase of a dozen doughnuts, customers will receive 12 Valentine’s Day cards that contain a coupon for one free doughnut. It’s the gift that truly allows you to spread the love.

I shared some of these great Krispy Kreme doughnuts with some colleagues at my office and they went down a treat! I checked back into the kitchen about 1 hour after I put them out and there were only 2 left from the original 2 dozen!

The Freedom Cake from Bake me a Wish

5:43 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

This Valentine’s Day you can spread the love with the “Freedom Cake". This cake from Bake me a Wish is absolutely delicious, I took one into my office and all my co-worked helped us "test" out the cake so we can tell you all just how delicious it is. I cut a large piece for myself and went back in the kitchen about 20 minutes later for another piece and it was already gone! I received great feedback from all the "Testers" involved! Try one out for yourself or send to a loved one and a cake will be sent to a Soldier fighting for our freedom. The $75 price tag on these cakes is a little higher than most, but with this great cause it supports who wouldn't want one?

Some More Information:

BakeMeAWish! an co-sponsor Soldiers’ Angels are offering the “Freedom Cake,” a unique opportunity to send a cake to a family member, friend or client, while also showing a soldier overseas that he or she is loved too. For only $75, you can send the Bake Me A Wish! Valentine’s Day Freedom Cake to that special someone and the same cake will be sent to a soldier during the holidays: you will feel great for giving such a momentous gift, the recipient reaps the heartfelt benefits of knowing that an identical cake will be received by a soldier serving overseas, and the soldier fighting for our independence daily is cared for in a special way with this adoring cake.

The Valentine’s Day Freedom Cake features a layer of deluxe chocolate brownie thickly blanketed with smooth & creamy fudge fondant. The cake is finished with milk and dark chocolate glazes drizzled all over with an avalanche of red, pink and white hearts adorning the top, and dark chocolate shavings all along the sides. will send a scrumptious 7” inch cake that will arrive guaranteed fresh in an elegant gift box to your friend and an identical delight will go to a soldier selected by Soldier’s Angels. A beautifully designed “Love” card with the American flag accompanies each package and honors our heroes with respect and warmth.

Smart Shopper - Giveaway!

9:03 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

SmartShopper is an easy-to-use electronic device that helps you make your grocery list. Adding an item to your list is easy. Simply press record and speak the name of the item or items you wish to add. Press Print, and SmartShopper prints your list categorized by grocery departments such as "frozen foods"
We have tried out this great addition to any home and we love it. It sticks on our fridge and is sooo useful when trying to go through your kitchen, whilst looking through the sale ad's and you no longer need that third hand to write it all down.

The Smart Shopper is a must have for any home - add one to yours today


State-of-the-art voice recognition
2500 Pre-loaded items
Built-in printer requires no ink cartridges
Intuitive interface
Uses four standard AA batteries
Built-in magnets for attaching to refrigerator
Includes 3 paper rolls, wall mounting kit, item booklet, and instructions


Dimensions: 1.25" H x 7.25" L x 4" W
Weight: 17 oz.
Built-in thermal printer does not require any ink cartridges
Nuance's Vocon 3200 voice recognition engine
LCD Screen: 2.25" x 1.25", easy to read 9 point font
The unit is made out of a durable, hard plastic and quality materials

We have one of these awesome Smart Shoppers to give away! Please visit the site and leave me a comment telling me your favorite feature and why you will benefit from having a Smart Shopper in your home. For additional entries please 1) Post about this contest on your blog 2) Email 5 people about this contest (copy me on the email) 3) Twitter about this contest 4) Follow this blog. Please leave additional comments for all extra entries. GOOD LUCK!

Prestige Identity

8:21 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We think Prestige Identity has a great offering of gift ideas for Valentines Day. With many gifts in the lower price range they are a great place to visit when you want to purchase something special but not spend a fortune.

Some more info from their site:

Prestige Identity is your one-stop shop for imported European gifts. We carefully choose European gifts that are unique, elegant, refreshing and uncommon.
Our goal is to bring the most elegant European gifts to the American market and make them convenient to purchase online with shipping available within a few days from our store in Los Angeles.
We offer a wide selection of beautifully designed home and office decor accessories including frames, vase, candleholders, wine accessories, and much more. Prestige Identity also carries unique gifts for your kitchen, table and garden, as well as fun and elegant gifts for your desk, office and executive travel needs.
Our unique gifts for men and women fit all personalities and lifestyles. Our unique gifts for men are befitting for executives, men on the go and those men who simply have to entertain. Elegant gifts for women are just as diverse with stimulating choices for executive, traveling and romantic women.
No matter what the occasion; birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, a special event or just to indulge yourself, Prestige Identity has the perfect European gift for you!

Cinzia Designs - Contest

7:27 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Cinzia Designs offers both trendy and modern designs in reading glasses, sun wear, mini eyewear handbags, and ZIAs; chic eyewear necklaces.

ZIAs, Cinzia's chic eyewear necklaces, present a new and inventive way for women to carry their eyewear in a stylish way. Each ZIA is a unique piece of wearable art making it both fashionable and functional to wear. Hand-beaded in their Scottsdale design studio, each ZIA is designed with an open pendant making it easy to hang your eyewear. No more stashing them on top of your head! Each ZIA is also designed to be worn as a necklace when not in use.

We have some great Cinzia Goodies to giveaway. A pair of Knockout Sunglasses, a ZIA and a Prosper Case (All pictures are shown).

To enter to win please leave a comment telling us you favorite Cinzia item. For additional entries please 1) Upload our button on your sidebar 2) Blog about this contest 3) Email 5 people about this contest (copy me on the email) 4) Follow our blog 5) Subscribe to our feed. GOOD LUCK!