Monday, December 20, 2010

Yay!!! Yay!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are so excited to announce that the goal was not only reached, but exceeded, and enough funds were raised through the Project 320 Giveaways this year to BUILD A WELL!!!

We are so blessed to have played a small part and THANK each of you for participating as well through donations and spreading the word. Make sure to watch the Project 320 blog for updates regarding the well.....and of course remember to mark your calendar to check back for next years big event too! (I know we will be back!)

And.......the winner of our Creative Kid Gift Set the random number generator.....comment #4!
Jessica (

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Giveaway Final Day!!!

Hi Friends!

It's the final day to get entered in the Project 320 giveaways, so make sure and check them out!!!

We will announce our giveaway winner Tuesday, December 21.


Thanks for sharing in the fun and supporting this great project!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Give Water & Win!!!!

Friends, I am so incredibly excited to share with you what the ZooNique Baby family has the privilege of being a part of this month! Together with a wonderful group of talented artists, hand-crafters, and kind-hearted gift givers we are going to strive to BUILD A WELL! Read on….

Water. Is it something you think much about? It wasn't really for me until the recent years. Learning how so many people, worldwide, don't have the provision of a basic life necessity like clean water has made me aware on a much deeper, even daily level. Clean water. How so many of our brothers and sisters drink filthy, often contaminated water each day, because that’s all they is an overwhelming thought. It’s also all they have to offer their children. Can you imagine? I can't! I’m certain my drain sees more clean water each day from simple activities like washing my hands, rinsing fruits and vegetables and brushing my teeth than some of these dear people have access to in their lives.

That… not……ok.

But rather than allow the reaction of guilt to set in or the idea that it is far too big an issue for me to have an impact on, I’ve chosen to team up with the lovely ladies of Project 320 and help build a well.

That’s right, A WELL!!!

A well that can provide CLEAN drinking water for an entire village! A well that will allow a mama to give her thirsty child a drink that she doesn’t have to worry will make her sick. A life sustaining well! That is GOOD! And that makes me very excited!

So excited that I want to offer you the opportunity to win a special gift as you participate in making this well, for a group of people just like me and you, a reality!

Here's what we are giving away...

Creative Kid Gift Set!!!

The kiddos in our home can't get enough of creative, craftiness, so they've helped me put together this gift set that is so much fun and would make the perfect gift for any little artist in your life! The gift set includes: A ZooNique Baby Wipe Clean Apron in the adorable, gender neutral, sock monkey print, one of our fun Travel Crayon Rolls, and a plethora of art supplies from paints, pencils, glue, stickers, dough, ribbon, scissors, felt, fabric pieces, you name it! All beautifully gift boxed for your holiday presentation.

Your lil' Picasso will be all set to create whatever masterpiece they are inspired to and YOU will have helped build a well for someone who didn't have access to clean water....WOW!

Here’s all you need to do:

Every $10 donation you make to Charity Water via this link qualifies you for one entry in ANY of the participating giveaways! (You can see all the giveaway possibilities at Project 320.)

So, make your donation using the above link and come back here and comment on the post that you did so and would like to be entered to win our Creative Kid Gift Set! The winner will be chosen at the end of the week long fundraiser. We will then post the winner with congratulations and get your gift set on it's way*. Simple and FUN! (not to mention LIFE CHANGING!!!)

What are you waiting for???? Get entering and help us spread the word so we can bless others with the GIFT OF WATER.....together! Thanks for sharing in this awesome and exciting experience with us!
Holiday Hugs,
~The ZooNique Family

*Please note, FREE USPS Priority Mail shipping applies to entrants in the lower 48 states. Others are welcome to enter with the understanding that they are responsible to pay shipping cost minus $10 we will cover. Thanks!

PS. Comments are moderated so they will not appear immediately, but I will check in and approve them daily. :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

FUN! Gift Wrap Alternatives

Pillowcase Gift Wrap

This time of year stores are full of colorful paper gift wrap, bags and bows. While paper gift wrap makes a nice presentation, it's really nothing more than trash. So, we want to offer a few alternative, but equally colorful, nicely presentable and even more, practical options!

For my nieces and nephews this year, their gifts will be wrapped in pillowcases made especially for them. I imagine they will each know which gift is there's without reading the tags, as I chose fabrics that matched each of their personalities or interests. I love that this wrap keeps on giving since they get to use it on their pillow over and over and remember how much their Auntie S. loves them!!! :) Another advantage to the pillowcase wrap, it can be folded to accomadate many size gifts or used as a bag for larger boxed items. And if you don't want to make them, they can also be purchased ready made....and for about the same price as some holiday gift bags!
Cute don't you think?
Now, this is a fun one that the kids will enjoy helping with! Our laundry soap comes in these nice fabric bags that I just can't bear to throw out. You could use them as is for a nostalgic kind of wrap or, turn them inside out and let the kids have fun decorating them with markers or paints, again, personalizing the presentation, not just the gift! (Love this one of my lil' guy's hand....think I'll wrap something for myself with it!) ;)
How 'bout a classic that you just can't go wrong with, the newspaper comics. I remember getting Christmas gifts as a child wrapped in the comics and tied with yarn. I always loved that! And of course, you can choose your recipients favorite comic strip and then they get to enjoy reading it as well! Talk about colorful!....not to mention, newspaper, in general, composts and recycles more easily than that shiny gift wrap.

Don't ya just love Garfield!?!?!?

This last one the kids will have fun with too! We used a formula can, but you could also use an oatmeal canister, coffee can or any can with a smooth surface and snap lid. We also used fabric scraps from all those holiday projects we've been making, but again, use your imagination could use newspaper or magazine cut outs, last years Christmas cards or whatever. Glue your decoration choice to the outside of the container and Viola! These are perfect for breakable gifts like ornaments....especially if you are a holiday traveler.

So, have a little fun, save a little money and avoid a little unnecessary waste this year with creative alternatives to paper gift wrap!


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