Sunday, July 10, 2011

We have sponsored in a giveaway!

Tailor Made Momma has opened up a HUGE giveaway in celebration to her 2000 Facebook fans and 500 GFC. You can find her giveaway at the following link:

I have sponsored two of my newest product: A set of THREE 2x2" cloth blocks and a 4link cloth teething ring! Winner has the option to select cloth used and if the blocks have a small bell inside.

Winner pays shipping, and all you have to do to enter is fill out the form on her blog for my items, like my facebook page, and follow me here on the blog!

OH! Did I mention that it's a GOING GREEN giveaway? Meaning everything sponsored is either the color green, greener for our earth, or cloth related! Know what that means? Lots of fluff :)

Good luck guys!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


So, as I mentioned a couple days ago, Blog Followers were going to be the first to know what the five new products are. So all five items are being posted here, while Facebook followers are only going to know one at a time over the span of three or four hours. I'm excited! These products were all things most requested during the poll that was taken at the 1k celebration giveaway.

Cloth Blocks!

Tinkler Toppers!

Neck pillows for baby or toddler! This fits perfectly around my four year old step son. Perfect for long car rides.

Nursery Pillows.

Cloth Rings for Baby!

*Note* Straight pins showing in some of the pictures are there to hold the product in place where they WOULD be sewn. They are pinned in place to allow for easy changes or customization for customers.

FIVE New Products Today..

Today, Crunchy Monkey is releasing five new products throughout the day! I am very excited. They will not be announced at the same time, but rather an hour or so apart.

Four of the products are Gender Neutral Products, and one product is for the boys! (Since the Tutus are for the girls =) )  Again, these products were requested during the 1k celebration! So keep refering ideas, because YOUR idea could be next !

Do not forget, the code: WEJOINED2011CM is still active for any Etsy order placed to save 15% off the entire order until 11:59 tonight!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Place an order between now and 11:59 Sunday night (6.26.11) and receive 15% off your entire order! No minimum purchase required.

Click on the picture to be taken to the Etsy shop!
*While Canada continues with the postal strike, mail cannot be shipped via USPS. A shipping alternative can be used (UPS, FEDEX, etc) for an additional charge. Sorry for the inconvience.*

Friday, June 24, 2011

You talked--Crunchy Monkey Listened!

With the release of Crunchy Monkeys newest product--Tutus--requested by fans, another new product will be released this weekend! This too, is a product which has been requested by numerous fans (A poll that was taken during our 1000 Fan Giveaway.)

A hint?
This new product is for baby boys. =)

After the announcement over the weekend of the newest product available, another poll will be taken for what is desired most from our fans (especially the new ones who didn't have a chance to vote during the 1000 Fan Giveaway!)

Another major announcement--Crunchy Monkey is now on Etsy as well. What does this mean for you? COUPON CODES! Yes, throughout Facebook, Twitter, and the blog now, coupon codes will be released for Etsy orders making it easy and efficient to earn special discounts!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Per Request, Crunchy Monkey now offers Tutu's!!!

The Tutu's I make are Apron Style. Meaning, they tie around the waste and in the back with a ribbon for easy add/removal. This is fantastic for times when your little one needs an emergency trip to the bathroom and you need to remove this quickly!

Tutu's are perfect for Birthday Bashes, Dress Up, Parties, Holidays, School, Home, Friends house, or anywhere!

The generic sizes are as follows:
Newborn-12months: 15-17inches around
12m-2yr: 18inches around::7-8inches long
2yr-4yr: 19inches around::8-9inches long
4t: 20inches around::11inches long
5t: 21inches around::12inches long
6t: 22inches around::13inches long
When placing an order please either provide your exact measurements OR select measurement from this generic size chart.

NB-12m: $16
12m-2yr: $18
2yr-4yr: $20
4t: $22
5t: $24
6t: $24

--When your tutu arrives in your mail, you will need to fluff it out! Hang it up and run your fingers through it to fluff it out.
-- One of the easiest ways would be to hang it in your bathroom during a hot shower to release any creases, folds, or wrinkles from traveling.
--The tutu's can be spot washed by hand with warm water if something spills on it. Hang to dry. Refluff with fingers once it is dried.

You can choose as many colors as you want for your custom Tutu. Access the Tutu Color Photo Album for the available colors.
There are also several styles available. So be sure to clarify what style you like when placing an order.

Embellishments such as ribbons can be added to the Tutu, so please specify when placing your order if that is something you are interested in. Embellishments will cost extra.

COMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE: Matching Wands! Will be $5.00
If you are interested in pre-ordering for wands please feel free to let me know. (No samples are done up yet for preview is all)

My step son decided to be a little goofy and model the Tutu for us =P

$20 Amazon Gift Card!

I've talked about it before, but I just wanted to throw it out there again! Zoombucks works just like Swagbucks. You search the interent, play games, watch videos, take surveys, and more. By completing those activities you potentially earn virtual dollars (points.) You turn the points in for free stuff like giftcards and more!

Last night I turned in 2000pts for a $20 Amazon Gift card! I am now up to $50 (saved up) in Amazon, not to mention all the Amazon Gift Cards I've already spent on things in the recent past!

I never thought getting money would be so easy =)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vaccine Makers Admit May Cause SIDS!

Links such as the one above only strengthen my decision to not vaxinate any children I have!
I offer this information to those who are ignorant of the situations....Vaccines have a CHANCE to endanger the child. So does allowing a four year old to cross the street alone. Would you take that risk? Most likely why take the chance with the vaccines?

It is a very debateble conversation. Government and school districts alike make it a very difficult obstacle to overcome. Some hospitals won't even agree to be your chosen hospital for delivery if they know of your crunchy/granola parenting ways!

All the information is available to anyone who wants to do the research. Everyone is permitted to create their own opinion. It is important to know what is best for YOUR family, and leave the judgement right there.

How do YOU provide a natural life for your children and family?
I plan to:
  • Breastfeed
  • Baby Wear
  • Baby LED weaning
  • No Vaccines
  • No formula (breast milk only)
  • No disposable Diapers (only cloth diaper)
  • Co-Sleeping
  • Homemade Baby Food
I'm sure there are other methods out there that I will feel partial to, and as I do more research I plan on going the mile and making life as natural and loving as possible for my children.

How many of you have had issues with the hospitals when requesting that your child NOT leave the delivery room/your sight after birth?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Well, I am still waiting on Tomato Buds, BUT--Look how big the plant is getting? For growing indoors, I'd say they must like where they are at least a tad to be overtaking my windows =P

Day I purchased (several weeks ago)

Current! Look how tall they have gotten.

The red and green pepper plants I was not able to save. My fiance managed to snap the stems off those when driving in the car with them =/ My herbs are doing great and taste great too ;)

What are YOUR favorite things to grow, inside or outside!

Monday, June 13, 2011

7 Free Issues of Parents Magazine!

We all love freebies, so when I stumbled across this freebie today I just had to share it with you!
Just fill out the secure form with your name and shipping address and your 7month subscription for Parents Magazine will begin not too long after!

Go here to access the form!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

$3 off any purchase from Staples!

This coupon can EASILY score some freebies at Staples! Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Markers, and more ALL priced under $3! What will you use YOUR coupon for? I will be using mine on printer ink so I can print out more coupons =)

Head over to  and click on the weekly ad. Then click on the “special offer” link on the left to print your $3 coupon! Expires 6/11/11.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Coupon Binder

I have a never ending need to organize sometimes, so keep in mind my Coupon Binder is always a work in progress. One week I wake up with the thought that each page should have all like items. One week it's single sided, the next double sided pages. =) So here are a few pictures of what it looks like currently.

Coupon Binder closed. 19 Tab dividers, still need about 15 more of the dividers to have the binder completely divided up properly!

All my store coupons go into sleeves at the very front of my binder. Easy access so that I do not have to go digging later on when I have a manufacturer coupon to match up with too.

Some of the pages and categories I have the binder divided into. I find this method easiest for me. Others, I have seen, divide their binders up by dates the inserts/coupons came out. Others completely alphabitize their coupons rather than go by departments.

I also find it very simple for me to double stack my coupons. Meaning, I have coupons back to back so that I can see a different coupon when looking at the front of my page, and when I flip the page there are more on the back of that same page. This saves time, coupon sleeves, and doesn't cause much confusion.

Now that you have seen my Coupon Binder, I will be offering you guys a Coupon Binder Start Up Kit when the blog reaches 100 Fans! The start up kit will include:
  • 15 High Quality 9slot Coupon Sleeves. Coupons put back to back allow for 18 coupons per sleeve.
  • An alphabetized 40 top grocery coupon categories as seen in my binder.
  • Tips and Tricks on couponing.
  • Top websites to print coupons from.
  • Coupon Policy Printouts for three leading shopping centers.
  • Two coupon inserts for you to cut and put into your new Coupon Sleeves!
All you need is a Binder to put your start up kit into!

For those of you who may be interested in purchasing the start up kit, it is priced at $21.00 shipped.

You can also purchase the addon package:
  • 1 Zipper Pouch. Perfect for holding calculator, pens, pencils, mini scissors, and receipts.
  • 5 High Quality 9slot Coupon Sleeves. Back to back coupons makes this equal to 10sleeves!
  • 1 Calculator
  • 1 pair of mini scissors
The addon package is priced at $6.00 shipped.

Comment on this post with your paypal, contact me on Facebook, or email me at if you are interested in purchasing.

Refer all your friends so that we can give one of these starter kits away for FREE!

Hot Pineapple Coupon!

Snag your Pineapple coupon before they are all gone!

Follow the link to find your coupon for Pineapple. I went to the food category and searched under the zip 90210. This will be a great coupon to use when your local grocery store has a BOGO sale going on! These won't last long!

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

What is easier then free prizes? Seriously! Search the internet, play games, complete tasks, use COUPONS, short video clips, and more, to earn virtual points. Trade those virtual points in for prizes ranging from CDs, sticker sheets, giftcards, video games and consoles, and more!

I personally trade in all my points for Amazon giftcards. I then use the Amazon giftcards to pay for party favors, Christmas gifts, and products for my at home business, Crunchy Monkey (

Most importantly, don't forget, Fridays are Mega Swagbucks Day! Today, you have an increased chance to win 50, 75, 100, maybe even 1000's of swagbucks for searching!

If you start up your account today, you will be given 30swagbucks for creating the account. But that's just the beginning! Check it out!   

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shopping Trip coming up!

So I am primarily in charge of food shopping in my household. I'm the one who gathers all the coupons, compare ads, search for coupon matchups, follow along with, and create a list and any potential dinners we may want.

I would always food shop with Shop Rite and grabbing the few left overs at giant. But after taking on couponing seriously, I have had to step back and start reviewing coupon policies.

Giant: Reserves the right to accept or deny coupons really, and they really only 'double' the first like coupon.
Acme: Will double all the coupons up to .99cents.
Walmart: Will match any ad from any store..allows overage..will even GIVE you cash if you have no other product to put it towards.
Target: Allows STORE and MANUFACTURER coupons on the SAME product.

I'm not sure of Shop Rites policy, I havn't looked it up yet, only because I am so intrigued by Targets policy. Store and manufacturer for the same item can do loads with shopping savings. Not to mention if you purchase certain things, in the correct amounts they will also issue you $5 giftcards as incentive for buying the product.

So, with the coupon policy and the giftcard offers as huge attractions, my fiance and I took a walk around a Target last night. Just to get an idea on how the prices were. I have always been confused how a store like Target or Walmart can be less expensive then a grocery store with a savings card. But after walking up and down the aisles, some of the prices were not bad, not to mention all the coupons I saw on the actual products. I told J, it was like seeing dollar bills stuck to product. LOL

With that being said, I think J and I have decided that we are going to shop at Target this month to see how well we can do. If the coupon policy and the giftcards weren't incentive enough for him, he sure found the motivation when he saw his favorite (baby back ribs) on sale for $1.25 a pound. =)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


coupons are like dollar bills, right? when one fully understands how to use coupons, hundreds of dollars can be saved....often times walking out with hundreds of groceries for just pennies.

the first thing to know about couponing is your grocery stores policies, where to find the coupons, and a few other very helpful tips.

a great way to start couponing is with strong organization. how would you guys like a chance to win a coupon starter kit?

i need to hear from you.  i want to see how much participation will occur with a starter kit giveaway/offers or sales.

(sorry for the lack of capital letters. my cell phone combined with blogger doesnt seem to want to let me use capitals)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Going Green

I decided to give a whack at growing my own vegetables! Granted I had alot of odds stacked against me considering I live in an apartment, no ground to plant them in, and the fact that my windows don't always get the best of sunlight....BUT I took the chance and bought all pot friendly seedlings :)

Tomato on both sides.

Oregeno and Basil.

I also have a pot with red and green bell peppers. They were sprouting nicely but we had a mishap. We had all the plants in the car, driving them to the inlaws, when Joe had to slam on the breaks for who knows what reason. >_<  One plant slid and landed directly on top of the pepper pot and snapped both of the stems. So I am showing some TLC and hoping that they will sprout up again?

Ohhh! Little Man LOVES to do what I do, so he asked for his own potted plants. So I stopped by the walmart and bought the cutest Miracle Grow greenhouse plant starter. Came with everything, the dirt, seedlings, container, etc. So here is a pic of his progress :)

The blue is his tomato and the green are the sunflowers!

Nothing like seeing how excited he gets when he notices the growth! We'll be switching these to a larger pot soon enough. :)

Have any of you tried growing your own vegetables? What environment did you have available to you? Was it a success or a flop?

Upload some pictures to facebook to share with the rest of us !

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Onto 1500!

I have only had Crunchy Monkey open since, I would say, February. Already I am nearing 1,100 fans!

I am hoping to host another giveaway here on the blog when we reach 1,500 fans and I need YOUR input.
What type of vendors would you like to see? I had one individual mention the desire for an all fluff giveaway (which I can attempt to put together!)

Basically, it's time for YOUR input :)

Leave a comment with your favorite shops/vendors/boutiques and I will start contacting!
Be sure to include your favorite item from their shop and maybe any personal experiences you have had?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

1000 Fan Giveaway Winners!

Before I list all the winners for the 1000 Fan Giveaway I would just like to thank each of you for being so patient and sticking around as I tried my best to find a solution to Facebooks TOS requirements to holding giveaways! I'm very thankful that not a single person grew impatient (on Crunchy Monkey OR via email) and we didn't lose any fans during the whole transition process as well! Thank you so much for sticking around and supporting Crunchy Monkey and I look forward to the next giveaway. (Now that we have it all down pat)

We had 19 amazing boutiques sponsor an item(s) for the 1000 Fan Giveaway. Below you will find the name of the boutique, how many entries there were, what number the winner was, the winner, and if available the email to contact the boutique directly. If you do not see an email provided then please access the boutiques contact tab on their page.

Laurettas Little Bowtique: 15entries, #5-Melissa Boyle,
Creating Cuteness: 54entries, #4-Katharine Neill 
Simply Sweet Boutique (white): 5entries, #3-Nicole Jackson, Contact:
Simply Sweet Boutique (pink): 7entries, #1-Ashley Haley, Contact:
Bows Oh So Cute: 62entries, Makala Nelson    Contact sponsor at:
Bows By Sara: 60entries, #39-Amanda Draughon, Contact sponsor at:
Earthly Remedies By Erin: 24entries, #8-Paloma Torres,Contact at:
A La Main Beauxtique: 12entries,#11-Renee Duffield,Contact sponsor:
Bow-M-G: 38entries, Paloma Torres, Contact Sponsor at:
Cranky Cat Studios: 24entries, #23-Jennifer Vaughan,Contact
Crafty Roo: 39entries, #18-Mieke Hunting
Perfect Page Designs:21entries,#10-Ciara Weaver,Contact at:perfectpagedesigns@hotmail.comScentsy Consultant Stacie Shay: 23entries, #23-Oanh Ball, Contact at:
It Works BD: 2entries, #1-Jill 'Fowlie' Pierson
Rockin Ribbon Sculptures: 5entries, #5-Renee Duffield, Contact at:
Creations By Bug: 24entries, #16-Crystal Wilson, Contact at:
Go Green Goodie Bags: 42entries, #10-Nina Schneider
Anna Chipman Photography: 4entries, #2-Crystal Wilson, contact at:
Momma Cricketz: 21entries, #20-Oanh Ball, Contact sponsor at:
Crunchy Monkey: 38entries, #3-Courtney Warren,Contact Sponsor:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Yay! All my packaging arrived in the mail! (I'm doing flat rate through USPS) and all the lables/packaging tape! Were almost ready to set up shop!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

5 Days

Until shop opens up! Are you guys excited?

Thursday, February 17, 2011



Crunchy Monkey

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today was a memorable Valentine's Day! <3  My boyfriend surprised me with a stuffed animal and a card, surprised me with dinner at a very romantic restaurant, and surprised me with a ring! Yes! He PROPOSED! I definitely cried! AND, Joe even took the time to ask for my father's blessings =) He's so cute =)

Happy Valentine's Day,
Crunchy Monkey

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One Giant Leap.....

I have created the facebook business page, twitter, website (in the works), online shop, the blogg, and a few other things to get this shop going!

I just literally finished ordering a large supply of packaging and packaging accessories from USPS to start up a stock.

In a week or so I will be taking off!!!

Let the count down begin!!
Crunchy Monkey

Friday, February 11, 2011

Under Construction!

Please bear with me as I complete all the websites needed for my new shop! I will be working on uploading all information and photos invidiually once my shop opens for good. Until then, I hope you keep me in mind, and remember to come back around once I am ready to go! We'll be having fun, starting with products for sale, and onto giveaways, reviews, and discussions!

See you then!
Crunchy Monkey