and the Tie Dye Diva Giveaway Winner is…..

Just in time for Kids Clothes Week, someone is getting some new patterns!! Thank you again, Tia Dye Diva for this wonderful giveaway!

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Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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Comment #16!

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Yea! little house on the dairy! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to Tie Dye Diva for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

And the Winner of the West Seattle Fabric Company Giveaway is…

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the West Seattle Fabric Company giveaway! If you are local, and I saw a few who were, you’ve got to stop by and meet Monica and see the shop. And if you’re not, bookmark her website for your next online fabric order!!!!

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Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #237!

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Yea! Lynn D! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to West Seattle Fabric Company for the awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Giveaway Day with West Seattle Fabric Company

Yea! It’s Giveaway Day AGAIN over on Sew Mama Sew. And we’ve started a Giveaway Day tradition with The West Seattle Fabric Company!

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My lovely friend Monica, the owner of West Seattle Fabrics, has once again agreed to give away some fabulousness from her shop! The last giveaway, I soooo wished I could win my own giveaway. Well, it’s true again this year! She’s giving away a package of 5 coordinating fat quarters.

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The Fat Quarter bundle consists of 2 pieces from Violet Craft’s Waterfront Park – Breeze collection, the hexi dots are called Reflection and the multi-colored is called Shattered. One fat quarter from the Michael Miller cotton couture solid line. One fat quarter from Joel Dewberry’s bungalow, the herringbone print. And lastly, the final fat quarter is the black gridded print from Timeless Treasure’s Sketch collection!!

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I went to the shop the other day to pick out the fabric bundle for this giveaway and I couldn’t decide. The first time I went to the shop I equated it to a candy shop. And for me it is. I can’t make a decision at this place or a candy shop! I want it all.

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Anyway… We were standing there chatting and I looked over my shoulder. Monica had these bolts together on the shelf and it was love at first sight! I knew I had to have them! Or at least have them to giveaway to one of you! (Yes, I’ll probably go back and get more for me! :) )

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And if you just can’t wait to see if you have won, head on over to the West Seattle Fabric Company shop and snatch up yours today!

Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Visit the West Seattle Fabric Company’s website and let us know which is your favorite fabric! Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. Like the West Seattle Fabric Company on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. My blog followers get an extra entry. Leave one comment. (one entry)

4. Like I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook. Leave one comment. (one entry)

5. Share the giveaway on your blog, FB page, or tweet about. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on December 13 at 5 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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Be sure to check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for more giveaways!

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And a Special Thank you to West Seattle Fabric Shop!

MyArtsi Review and Giveaway!

Not too long ago, I was contacted by MyArtsi about reviewing one of their products. And the kiddo and I said YES!

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MyArtsi is company that creates fun, easy craft kits for girls ages 6-13. (Yes, girls, but boys can play along too!) The company is comprised of 3 unique brands; Stickeez, Plusheez, and Glitter Petz.

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The Stickeez is a fun product that comes with something, like a clutch or scrapbook, and a whole bunch of stickers to decorate it with. The Glitter Petz is a little animal toy that is totally ready to be covered in the bling stickers that come with it. And then there are the Plusheez! The one we picked to check out ‘cuase we love stuffies around these parts!

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Now don’t be confused by the kiddos fake smile in this picture! After he picked the Bella the Owl, (there’s also a heart, butterfly, fox, everyday he was asking when it was going to be here. ‘Is it here yet? Did my owl come today? When is my owl going to be here?’ Luckily, for us both, they mailed it right away and it came within a couple of days! We just happened to be home sick the day the mailman brought it our door. And boy was this kid excited even though it doesn’t show it well in this picture!

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The Plusheez animals come with the stuffie doll, a poker tool and a bunch of little fabric pieces to add to the stuffie to make it your own!

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It super easy to put together. You line up the fabric piece with a little pre-cut hole.

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Then poke it in! That’s it!

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See the happy dance? He’s coming to life once I got it all out of the box!

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You can follow the suggested color locations, or make it your own! I was a little worried that if he didn’t stay with the right colors in the right places, he might run out of the little fabric pieces. But no worries, it comes with extras!

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But either way, whether you follow the colors or make it all your own, the kiddo loved it! He only had one request about how he’d change it… ‘The next one we get, needs to be a boys design.’ So I’m not sure if MyArtsi has any plans of crossing into craft toys for boys, but when they do, I know who their first costumer will be! He really did love it!

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See? Check out this smile!

And the lovely friends at MyArtsi are also offering one to one of my readers! You can pick any one toy from any of the three lines! Cool! So if you’re kiddo is more into bling than stuffies, there’s something here for them too! And if you can’t wait for the giveaway the product lines are already on the shelves of Walmart, Jo Ann’s, Meijer, AC Moore, and more!

Ready to WIN? You have Three ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Check out MyArtsi’s website and let us know your favorite  craft toy!

2) Become a fan of MyArtsie on Facebook.

3) And an extra entry for I’m Feelin’ Crafty subscribers. Just click to the right to subscribe.

That’s 3 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Sunday, December 8th at 11:59 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!

 

And the Winner of the Fall Thyme e-Book is…..

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Fall Thyme e-book!

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Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #4!

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Yea! Robin! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to the wonderful ladies at Bittersweet Walnut Grove for the awesome giveaway and printable! Thank you!

Everything Blue Blog Hop, a Tutorial and a Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be a part of Clothworks Everything Blue Blog Hop!

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We sell a few of their lines at the shop I work at, Stash, and I have fallen in love with their fabrics. Then when I found out they were a local Seattle company, I was even more in love!

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Then!!! I had the opportunity to participate in their Everything Blue Blog Hop to help spread the word about their new line and I was super excited! My new friend at Clothworks, Susie, who set this whole thing up even hand delivers the fabric to my house! Ends up we’re neighbors! How cool is that???

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So here’s the deal! I was given about a 1/2 yard of the three fabrics above and was asked to make 1 block (or two). I had to use some of each of the fabrics and then you were allowed to add a little of either blue, red, white or cream. I knew I wanted to add a little red! So I did! A little bit of red from the Clothworks Everyday Organics solid line!

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My first block was a little abstract something!

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I added a little red stitching around the blocks of color.

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And my second block was what I call a ‘Rose Block’, but I’m not sure that’s really what it’s called! I’ve also seen it called a Flip and Stitch block. This is the one I knew I wanted to do as soon as I saw the fabric. I’ve loved the block for a while, but when I saw the fabrics had a floral print to some of them, I knew I had to try this one!

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I love the red for the center. Or should I say the ‘off center.’

And for the tutorial… I looked for a tutorial for this block but couldn’t really find one (maybe since I don’t know it’s true name… I should find that out!), so I thought I’d show you how I made mine. Of course, I didn’t make the tutorial when I made the block… So just pretend that the fabrics in the tutorial are the same as the fabrics above! Most of them are Clothworks though…

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It’s super easy and might not even need a tutorial, but hey! So start by gathering your fabrics and then cutting strips. I don’t use a straight line, because I don’t want any of my pieces to be the same size!

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Then, cut the center piece and start adding the second fabric around. I sew a piece, trim, sew a side, trim, sew a side, trim… Get the pattern here?

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Then I go to my second fabric and repeat. The second color is where I start trimming. I lay my ruler over the block and just start moving it around until I get the right corner angle that looks good to me.

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And then guess what…. More repeating! Add the third color, then trim. Next color, then trim. Repeat for as many colors as you’d like to use… And trim.
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And you’re done! Yea!

And the most exciting part… The Giveaway! Yea!

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Clothworks has graciously offered one reader 12 fat quarters of the new Everything Blue line with a little red and coral thrown in for good measure!

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Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Head to Clothworks’s Website  and tell us which fabric is your FAVORITE !

2) Become a fan of Clothworks on Facebook.

3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.  

5) Share the Giveaway on your blog.

That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Monday, September 16th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

And for a couple of extra entries, you can sign up to follow Clothworks Blog, The Works, or follow on Pinterest! Just be sure to leave extra comments if you do!

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And also, be sure to follow along and see what everyone else in the blog hop creates!

September 2nd: Anita Peluso // Bloomin’ Workshop

September 3rd: Debbie Vyse, Jean Seamster, Joyce Kronkhite // Clothworks Team

September 4th: Louise Wackerman (+giveaway!) // Feelin’ Crafty

September 5th: Lorrie Franz // Bean Counter Quilts

September 6th: Bonnie Mitchell, Angela White, Kathleen Malarky // Clothworks Team September 9th: Marsha McCloskey // Feathered Star Productions

September 10th: Pat Sloan, Pat Sloan, the Voice of Quilting

September 11th: Meagan Taylor and Kristi Jones: Meags and Me and Bev Getschel

September 12th: Shayla Wolf // Sassafras Lane

September 13th: Toni Bush, Shirl Nelson, Susie Philipsen // Clothworks Team

September 16th: Stephanie Di Cola // September 17th: Sandie Holtman // Sleepy Owl Studio and Anshu Jain: Blooms and Bugs

September 18th: Margie Ullery // Ribbon Candy Quilts and Candice Hoffmann // Clothworks Team

September 19th: Cheryl Kuczek // Paradiso Designs

September 20th: Generation Q Magazine

September 24th: Heidi Pridemore // The Whimsical Workshop Studio and Chandra Wu // Mildy Gifted

September 25th: Cassie // Elegantitus and Kristen Ballou

September 26th: Lynne Shandley // Yarnivorous

September 27th: Scott Hansen // Blue Nickel Studios

And the Summer Thyme e-book Winner is…..

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Summer Thyme e-book!

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Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

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And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

Comment #8!

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Yea! LP! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to the wonderful ladies at Bittersweet Walnut Grove for the awesome giveaway and printable! Thank you!

Summer Thyme e-book Giveaway!

You’ve probably already realized that I love the books from the ladies Bittersweet Walnut Grove!! I showed you what we made from the Spring Thyme book Here, and the Summer Thyme fun here! Now the ladies are giving away one e-book to a lucky reader!

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This volume is full of fantastic recipes, simple sewing projects, refreshing drinks and, my favorite, their stories of growing up in the country! Their stories, combined with all the fantastic DIY’s, give you a wonderful reason to slow down and enjoy the last bits of summer before the fall sets in!

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Have you taken the time to sit back and see if you’re kiddo likes lemons! Well, if not, grab a copy of the book and see if you get a ‘I love lemons’ look or a look like this one….

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‘Ok, I don’t love straight up lemons!’

In addition to the e-book one lucky reader will receive, everyone gets the link to the printable that we used a cupcake topper!

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You can get your printable here! What will you do with your printable??

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If you can’t wait for the giveaway, you can buy the book here… either the kindle edition or paperback, at Amazon.

Ready to WIN? You have SIX ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Follow Bittersweet Walnut Grove on Twitter.

2) Become a fan of Bittersweet  Walnut Grove on Facebook.

3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.  

5) Subscribe to the Bittersweet Walnut Grove Newsletter here.

6) Follow Bittersweet Walnut Grove on Google +.

That’s 6 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Sunday, September 1st at 11:59 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!

And the Toothbrush Winner is…..

Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the Toothbrush giveaway Washington Dental Service! I got some good ideas for those days the kiddo isn’t excited about brushing! If you didn’t read the comments, check them out here!

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Now to what you’re waiting for… The Winner is….

And here’s my traditional drum rolllllllll……

 

Comment #8!

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Yea! Diana! You’re the Winner!

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And thanks again to the Washington Dental Service for the awesome giveaway and great tips and information! Thank you!

 

Let’s Talk About Teeth, Baby… Clean Teeth! And a Giveaway!

Let’s talk about you and me… (hearing the 90′s beat? Sorry, I don’t know where that came from….) Anyway….

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I was recently contacted by GreenRubino, the PR folks for Washington Dental Service, asking me if I’d like to write a post about kids dental health. I have to admit, the timing was spot on! We’d just been camping with friends and had a pretty long conversation about our kids dental hygiene! I mean, how often do you talk about that while camping? Then I get home and got this email. Kinda odd, right? The timing was just too perfect to say no!

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So then came the new toothbrush! Washington Dental Service sent the kiddo his very own Sonicare Kid’s Brush! I can’t tell you… I’ve never seen a kid more excited about a toothbrush! I wish I had had my camera, but this was one moment that I didn’t have it ready! He was stoked! It makes fun noises, it’s colorful and you can change the colors!

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It’s summer and sometimes routines get off track, but brushing our teeth is something that always stays in the loop! Even when we’re camping! (hence our camping conversation!) Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children. The CDC recently reported that tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children ages 2–5 and half of those ages 12–15. Yuck! I had no idea! Luckily, tooth decay and gum disease are nearly 100 percent preventable –even during summer vacations.

Dr. Ron Inge, Dental Director at Washington Dental Service, recommends the following tips for keeping our teeth sparklin’ clean this summer!

  • ·         Pack properly. Be sure to pack extra travel toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss in multiple bags or purses where you can get to them easily. In case you wake up in-transit or lose your luggage, you will still have a chance to keep your smile bright, white and clean.
  • ·         Protect your toothbrush. Toothbrush caps are great for protecting brush bristles from germs and damage from being packed in your bag. Once you arrive at your destination though it’s best to uncap it. Covering wet bristles can trap moisture and encourage bacteria growth.
  • ·         Bring disposable products. If you will be traveling in a place where you won’t have access to clean water or a sink, taking steps to clean your teeth are still important. Be sure to pack floss and look for products like disposable toothbrushes or tooth wipes, which don’t require paste or water. These can be a great resource in a long car-ride or a delayed flight at an airport.
  • ·         Watch what you eat. While on vacation, people tend to change their eating habits and indulge themselves. The increased exposure to sugar can affect your teeth. Try to limit the number of times your family enjoys sweets while away from home. Chew sugar-free gum sweetened with xylitol on long flights or car rides to help stimulate saliva production and rinse away food particles.
  • ·         Pack healthy snacks. Pack a cooler or a bag of snacks, but be selective. Choose tooth-friendly foods like carrots, celery and apples or healthy snacks like string cheese, yogurt, whole grain crackers or plain nuts. Pass on soda and sugary drinks and opt for water instead.
  • ·         Rinse with water. Even if all you have is water, rinsing well after eating or drinking can help rinse away sugars.

So let’s just talk about another reason I decided to elaborate on this subject. We go camping a lot during the summer and I always just throw our toothbrushes in the toiletry bag. Every time I look at the toothbrushes. I look at the bag. And I say to myself, I should probably put the brushes in their own bag. Then I throw them in the toiletry bag anyway and off we go.

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Right about the same time I heard from The Washington Dental Service, I saw The Train to Crazy’s tutorial for a perfect, quick and easy solution to traveling with a toothbrush! I made our travel case in about 5 minutes!

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And it’s perfect! It keeps our brushes separate and clean. And it’s soooo easy to wash!

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And what’s an I’m Feelin’ Crafty post without a project?? Here’s a fun one that they shared with us! What do you do with your old toothbrushes? DId you know that you are supposed to change them every three months?

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I usually keep ours for cleaning grout and little spots around the house. But that’s no fun, huh? Making bracelets sounds like much more fun! And it was! And I never would have thought of this!

Turn your Old Toothbrush Into a Fun Recycled Bracelet

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You can download directions here.

We had a fun time making these! So first you have to remove the bristles….

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It took us a little while to figure out the key to it. At first we were only getting about one bristle at a time and I knew we weren’t going to work on it for days at a time!

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So what I figured out was that you use the needle nose pliers, grab a bunch of bristles down low, and roll the pliers over. Then the whole batch comes out at once!

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Then boil the brushes like the instructions say. The instructions also say to use the simple plain toothbrushes. It’s true! I had grand plans of using our super man brushes, etc… Nope! They were too stiff. We boiled and boiled and reboiled when Dad came home, cause he’s ‘stronger than Momma’ (according to the kiddo). Still they didn’t bend well. Then we found the cheapo brushes. Perfect! much easier and faster, just like the directions say! Imagine!

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They are actually quite fun!

And not only is doing these toothbrush activities fun, but it also makes them more important in the kiddos eyes! He’s so excited to have his new one, but he’s also making sure we take better care of the brushes and our teeth!

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Does your kiddo need a new toothbrush so you can turn their old one into a bracelet??? Washington Dental Service is offering one lucky reader a brand new Sonicare Kid’s Brush!

Ready to WIN? You have FOUR ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Leave a comment letting us know how you get kids excited about brushing. (one entry)

2. I’m Feeling Crafty followers, via email or RSS Feeds, or Facebook, get another comment.  Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. Follow the Washington Dental Service Blog  via Facebook or twitter  and leave a third comment. (one entry)

4. Tweet, Facebook, Pin or blog about this giveaway and leave a third comment. (one entry)

That’s 4 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. This giveaway is for US readers only. The giveaway will close on Sunday, August 11th at 11:59 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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