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Martha Stewart American Made Awards – a big chance for your small biz

We love small businesses, and we love Martha Stewart. And now they’re coming together in a marvelous opportunity for one lucky entrepreneur or crafter. Could that be you? Second question: could you use $10,000? Martha Stewart’s American Made competition is searching for the next generation of creative entrepreneurs launching their own small businesses, just as Martha herself once did. Although Martha and her editors are currently selecting their top ten entries, you can nominate yourself (or someone else, of course) for the 11th spot, the Audience Choice Award. Simply go to the nomination form and provide all the necessary...

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Hooray for July and the Magic Beans 31 Days of Giveaways!

The realization that it’s already July is being made much easier knowing that it’s also the start of Magic Beans’ 31 Days of Giveaways. If you’re not familiar with this wonderful mom + pop owned shop, this is the perfect opportunity to make its acquaintance, and perhaps score yourself some amazing goodies (coughBugabooDonkeycough), many of which we’ve featured here on Cool Mom Picks.  {See how you could win $12,000 worth of prizes after the jump!} As part of their 5th anniversary celebration back in 2009, Boston-based and family run Magic Beans hosted an outrageous 31 Days of Giveaways. Lucky...

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Eco + Beauty + Free = Hello!

Good news mama! We are so excited to get to offer one of you a huge prize pack of amazing eco-friendly beauty, skincare, and haircare products, thanks to our exciting collaboration with PureWow and ecomom. We’re so pleased to be partnering with PureWow, a free daily lifestyle email for women that will keep you in the know about culture, fashion, beauty and more, and ecomom, a fantastic e-commerce site that’s a one-stop shop for safe products for kids and parents. Together, we’re offering one lucky winner $1000 worth of goodies (we know!) from CMP fave eco-brands like Pangea Organics,...

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“Mominate” a do-gooding mama to win $5,000 for her favorite charity

Moms are a busy lot. And when we’re not tending to scrapes, taking kids to library story hour, and finding random tater tots on our person, some of us are doing stuff like– oh, changing the world through charitable initiatives and smart business ideas. You know. No big whoop. Actually, it’s a huge whoop. That’s why Babble is now taking “mominations” to find mothers who are working to make a difference in their communities and around the globe in all kinds of ways. Like Jennifer Ramo, who secured federal funding for before-school breakfast programs for students without enough food to...

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It’s time to raise the curtain…

Last month, cool-tee-site Threadless held a Muppet design contest to jump on the excitement many of us feel about the new Muppets movie coming out this fall. (New Muppets! Whee!) Threadless invited anyone to submit a Muppets tee-shirt design and promised to make the winning design into a tee all of us could buy for ourselves. Out of a whole bunch of submissions, the winner was chosen, and we love it. The colorful Together Again was picked as the winning tee—how quickly can you name the characters? If you love more than the tee, a special Muppets bundle also includes an exclusive poster and...

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Muppets + Threadless = Awesome

I grew up watching The Muppet Show, but like many of us, didn’t completely get all the awesome humor until I was an adult watching it again with my kids. So when I heard that there’s a new Muppets movie on the way come November, I may have squealed louder than my kids. And, as it turns out, in honor of this new release, Threadless is teaming up to host one heckuva cool contest. It’s pretty simple. The cool site Threadless is in search of a uber cool Muppet shirt created by, well, you. They’re hosting a Muppets T-shirt...

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The winners of the 2011 Handmade Olympics! Gold hand-embroidered medals all around.

One of the fun things about judging the children’s category of the Handmade Olympics this past week, was discovering so many super incredible new finds for you all. It certainly balanced one of the hard things–actually having to pick among about a zillion gorgeous items. The winners are now posted and we’re proud to announce the big winner that all of you chose: the gorgeous paper doll blocks from Tiny Giraffe previously seen right here! What can we say, great minds… Congrats also to silver winner bybido for this totally awesome doll in a trunk by bibido, and mazska’s...

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Birthday Goody Bag Giveaway – Day 2

The fun continues in our big fifth birthday week celebration! It’s like the birthday gift that keeps on giving. To you. How fun! Today we’re giving away five more goodie bags, packed with some of our faves. Starting with a super swanky, celeb-favorite Timi & Leslie bag filled with: 1. A beautiful PAIGELAUREN Baby newborn set featuring a baby hat and sac2. A muslin swaddler set from well-loved aden + anais3. A $50 gift certificate towards the wonderful Heart & Stone Jewelry4. Baby Face nesting blocks from Chronicle Books TO ENTER: Leave us a comment here with *the link...

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Happy 5th Birthday, Cool Mom Picks! (And prizes!)

KRISTEN: Back in early 2006, a few months after I started blogging, I thought it might be fun to start another blog that highlighted the cool, handmade goodies I found so many online moms making and selling to help keep their households afloat. It’ll be cheeky! And fun to read! And it’ll save moms time! And it’s called ‘Cool Mom Sh*t, I said in an email to a few of my newfound online friends and writers I admired. Liz emailed me back with a few ideas for the blog and asked if I wanted a partner. Then she told...

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The Handmade Olympics – Let the voting begin!

A couple of weeks ago, we invited you to nominate yourselves or your favorite handmade artisans for the Handmade Olympics, a fun, entirely unathletic competition featuring amazing handmade creations. Cool Mom Picks was invited to be the official judges of Event 2, Children’s Items, and let’s just say, our job was very hard. Crazy hard! We have a tough enough time narrowing our gift guides down to 100 or so items, but ten? Phew. There’s a lot of talent out there. But now, our job is done and it’s up to you to choose a winner.Your votes can help...

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