Monday, May 23, 2011

Scare Me Nots toy review and GIVEAWAY!

Does your kiddo have monsters under the bed, or ghosts in the dark?  My kids sure do think so!  I've never quite understood where those wild imaginations come up with the crazy story about monsters and ghosts in the dark, but it has kept me up at night with both of my kids many times. 

I recently came across the cutest toys called ScareMeNots, and they are perfect for "protecting" your little one from all the things that go bump in the night.   Basically, they are "monsters for your monsters", haha!  Isn't that adorable? 

ScareMeNots are stuffed monsters that are specially trained at an academy to keep all the "bedtime scaries" far away.  They learn to stay awake all night,  see in the dark, and can even hang from their tails!  Once they graduate, they come home to children everywhere and protect them for their bedtime fears.

ScareMeNots work their magic by being able to hang from their tails, with the help of a velcro strip.  They can hang anywhere your child is afraid and need "protecting".  They can hang under beds, in closets, from curtain rods, or just anywhere they are needed.

There are several ScareMeNots to choose to from.  With cute names like Guardian Gus, Defender Dave, and Courageous Carrie, your kiddo is sure to find one that is perfect for their liking.

The great folks at ScareMeNots were generous enough to let Miss Sassy have one of her very own, so she won't be scared at night anymore.  She checked out the website with me, and she chose Watchdog Wally to come hang out with her.

I have to say, this has to be one of the best ideas ever, because she has slept with Watchdog Wally every night, and has not been scared at all since he came home.  Not only does he keep all the scaries away, but he also goes along on car trips with us, and hangs out during the day, too.

I absolutely love the ScareMeNots, and recommend them to anyone with kids who are scared at night.  The quality of the material is also really great.  It's really soft, and seems to hold up well. We got the full-size one, but they are also available in a travel size.  I think Watchdog Wally will be a part of our family for quite a while!

Guess what!!  ScareMeNots has generously offered for one BeeCute reader to win a ScareMeNot monster of their very own!  Now you will be able to sleep easy.


You can purchase a full-size ScareMeNot monster for $24.99, and the travel size for $14.99.  They are available to purchase online at


**Mandatory Entry** You must be a follower of my blog on Google Friend Connect to enter. (Look at the top left corner of the blog and click Join this Site.) Then, go to ScareMeNot and tell me which monster is your favorite. (1 entry total for mandatory) Leave your entries below in the comments. Note: You must enter the mandatory entry before doing the extra entries, or you will be disqualified. Also, you must leave a valid email address on all entries so I have a way to contact you if you are chosen as the winner. Read the rules HERE for entering my giveaways.

Extra Entries

1)  LIKE ScareMeNot on Facebook and tell them BeeCute sent you. (1 entry)

2)  Follow ScareMeNot on twitter and tell them BeeCute sent you. (1 entry, leave your twitter name please.)
3) Follow BeeCute (@mandmvaught) on twitter and leave me your twitter name. (1 entry)

4) Like BeeCute on facebook (top right corner of blog, you can click LIKE on the widget) (1 entry)

5) Subscribe to BeeCute email newsletter. (top right corner, and you must confirm it when you get the confirmation email. I will check.) (2 entries)

6) Tweet this giveaway. May be done up to 5 times daily, at least an hour apart. You must leave the url link of your tweet with your entry. (1 entry per each tweet) You may use your own tweet including a link to this site and @ScareMeNot and @mandmvaught or you can copy/paste the following:

Kids scared of dark? #WIN a @ScareMeNot toy from @mandmvaught & have Sweet Dreams again! Ends 6-19

7) Tell me where you found this giveaway. (1 entry)

8) Share this giveaway on facebook and link @BeeCute and in the post (may be done one time daily). (2 entries per post)

9) Blog about this giveaway. You must include a link to this giveaway in your post and have at least 25 followers. Leave the link to your blog post in the comments with your entry. (3 entries)

Contest will end on June 19th, 2011 at midnight CST. Open to the US only. Winner will be selected at random, and contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive the featured product for the review. All opinions stated are completely honest and 100% mine based on trying out the product. Please use your own judgement when choosing products for your family.

Rules for Entering Giveaways

I'm listing the general rules here for entering all giveaways on BeeCute.  It's making the giveaway posts extra long to include them with each separate giveaway, so I'll just put them here permanently and link to them each time. 

Please be sure to follow all Rules of Entering to ensure that you are eligible to WIN!

Each giveaway will have a Mandatory Entry listed, along with ways to earn extra entries.  These will still be posted on each giveaway.

These are the general rules to entering:

BeeCute is simply hosting this giveaway and is not responsible for the prize itself. The sponsors of the giveaway are responsible for shipping out the prize to the winner. BeeCute will relay the winner's information on to the sponsor. If there is any problem with the prize, BeeCute will continue to try to work with the sponsor to correct any problems. BeeCute is not liable or financially responsible for the prizes.

You must complete your entries as stated. If you do not complete the entries as stated, then it will be deleted. For example, if you do not leave your user name with your facebook entry, then it will not count. You must leave a valid email address on each entry. This is how I will contact you if you win.

Only one person per home/IP address is allowed to enter this giveaway. If I see that you are entering under multiple names, etc then you will be immediately disqualified and banned from entering future giveaways. I do not tolerate cheating, and will be checking to ensure all my giveaways are fair.

The winner will be selected at random. I will contact the winner by email, and you will have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be selected.

BeeCute reserves the right to change any rules if deemed necessary without prior notice.

Online E-VENT for book "Still Missing" May 24th & book review

This is an event you don't wanna miss if you are a book lover!  Chevy Stevens has written her very first novel, "Still Missing", and this is definitely a book you will want to read.  To celebrate her book, there is an online E-vent, where you can see a video of Chevy, and have a live chat with her.   To add to the fun, they will be giving away 10 gift bags to those who attend the online chat!  So, where can you find this fun party?  It's coming up soon, so be sure to mark your calendars!

You can join in on the celebration in honor of Chevy Stevens' novel "Still Missing"  at the homepage or click HERE.  It will be on May 24th, 2011 at 3pm EST/ 2pm CST.  If you would like to attend, RSVP at

My thoughts on "Still Missing":

I generally don't have a huge amount of time to read, but this book made me make the time.  I just wanted to keep reading.  I don't want to give it all away, so here is an exerpt:

A missing young woman, a frightening abductor, a sealed-up remote cabin, and an honest, frank voice trying to sort out a situation that would destroy anyone:  Chevy Stevens’ STILL MISSING is a page turner in the truest sense of the word. STILL MISSING (St. Martin’s Press; Paperback May 24, 2011) is that rare debut find—a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted novel.

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two year old realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house she hosts is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. She couldn’t be further from the truth.

Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape. This includes her struggle to piece her shattered life back together as well as the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor. Through this, Annie and the reader, discover that the truth doesn’t always set you free.

It's definitely intense and full of suspense.  Trust me, this is one you won't want to put down!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, however I did receive a copy of the book to review.  All opinions are my own.  I am simply sharing my thoughts, and information that you may enjoy.