Tag: contests

Enter the 2011 Handmade Olympics. We give it a 10!

We’ve been long time supporters of handmade here at Cool Mom Picks. In fact, it’s our original reason for being. And so when Kristal from Rik Rak Studio (love her stuff!) asked Liz and me to judge her amazing Handmade Olympics, we said “Absolutely!” without a moment of hesitation. Whether you’re a popular Etsian or a crafter by hobby, entering in each of the seven categories is super easy. (No triple salchows required!) Just comment on the event page at the Rik Rak blog with the name of the item, the creator, and a link to the image or...

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The giving that keeps on giving

We’ve had the best time this month just giving away $500 Best Buy gift cards at Cool Mom Tech to our deserving and ever-awesome readers. But our mad benevolent giving frenzy is not over yet — click over to our Best Buy Wish List post about eReaders and tablets, and you can enter to win two more of those sweet sweet cards if you enter by tonight. And after that? Click over to today’s post about our must-have mobile accessories and enter to win two more $500 gift cards. (And after that, there will be two more. And after...

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Raise your crayons for the Cool Mom Picks & Etsy ornament contest winners

You talented artists, you! You made it so hard for us to choose among all the amazing entries to our Cool Mom Picks + Etsy color your own paper ornament design contest to support Housing Works, and we have, after much deliberation, finally picked our 8 winning designs. You can purchase them as 2 downloadable, printable PDFs for sale at the Etsy store for a mere $3–with all proceeds being donated to Housing Works, an incredible organization. Just $3 for an endless number of ornaments that kids can color, assemble, hang from a tree, or use to make their...

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Designing ornaments for kids. And charity. And Etsy. And because it’s awesome.

If you’re an artist, a wannabe artist, or even an artist-in-training, we sure hope you’ll enter our Color Your Own paper holiday ornament design contest that we’re putting on with the fine folks at Etsy. All it takes is your design for a festive, seasonal paper ornament that kids can cut, color, and hang on their tree. And tomorrow is the deadline! You can find all the details here. (And peek at some of the awesome entries already!) What’s in it for you? The winning designs will be sold in Etsy’s own shop to raise money for Housing Works,...

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Martha Stewart wants your input on what’s cool. Seriously.

It’s like Miss America for crafters, and you’re a judge. But there’s no Miss Congeniality. This one’s all about looks, and you only get one vote. Actually, it’s the competition for Martha Stewart’s annual Holiday Craft Fair at her company headquarter in NYC. Vendor spots are highly competitive and you can vote for your faves. Of course, we’re always excited to see handmade, gorgeous crafts in the limelight, but we’re especially proud to know that two of CMP’s favorite mom-run businesses are among the finalists. There’s perpetual craft crush Little Alouette, who makes gorgeous wood toys and teethers in...

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Subscribing: So fabulous it’s scary

Yeah, we know. It’s the week before Halloween, and pretty much everything is “so fabulous it’s scary.” Still, subscribing to the Cool Mom Picks newsletter truly is a treat. And there’s no trick– we promise. So what’s coming to haunt you? Oh, just our free monthly newsletter with great deals and hip finds, including our free CMP (for less) email with exclusive discounts. Plus a chance to enter our utterly amazing monthly subscriber-only drawing. This month, it’s a Pretend Play Prize Package from Little Passports and Cattiwampus worth over $200, and including wonderful toys to inspire creativity from Melissa...

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The next best thing to the Cool Mom Tech launch party? The Cool Mom Tech launch party swag.

To celebrate the launch of our new sister site, Cool Mom Tech last week, we got together and threw a bicoastal launch party sponsored by the amazing techcessory mavens at Logitech. And what a party it was! Because we couldn’t invite every one of our readers, supporters and friends, we figured we’d do the next best thing – give you a chance to win one of five VIP swag bags. It is filled with awesomeness from companies like  Belkin, Jabra, Cocoon, Rogue Confections, Least Likely 2 Breed…and includes your very own  Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote. We only wish...

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Planting the seeds of greatness (and also tomatoes)

Right now, I’m looking at the wilted, brown leaves of my dying container garden and ruing the white-hot Atlanta sun. I’m pretty sure we spent $30 on supplies that produced four very small tomatoes and one hideous cucumber. But the joy on my kid’s face as we sprouted, planted, and nurtured our little garden on the back porch? Priceless. [don’t miss learning about a cool giveaway after the jump] Knowing what it can mean to our children to take an active part in gardening ups my appreciation of the Seed Savers Exchange, which is the largest non-governmental seed bank...

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Tennis, anyone?

The US Open has always been one of the coolest thing about living and parenting in New York. It’s one of the few sporting events that doesn’t cost your family six hundred gazillion dollars, you’re pretty much guaranteed not to have a drunken, obscenity-spewing fan next to you, and it’s not too hard to explain the rules. See, that guy hits it and that guy hits it back, okay? Well this Saturday is is more than just the US Open, it’s the 15th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and our friends at Stonyfield Farm are sponsors once again. Which...

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Technology is getting smaller; your chance of winning some, kind of big.

In case you missed it, you’ve still got until tomorrow, Sunday, to enter to win the super fabulous new HP Mini 210 netbook and the utterly adorable HP V5040u Camcorder. No, seriously. You can win both of them. Would we kid? (Well, maybe. But not about this.) For all the details, check our original post. And don’t forget, if you’re a Blogher conference goer this weekend, you’ve got one extra chance to...

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