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Mama Monkey’s Top Ten

Flirty Apron- Blue Chocolate

I thought it would be nice to share with you my top ten favorite products in my Open Sky Shop. These are not in any kind of particular order. These are items that I would totally use (and have in many cases). I know that when you buy any of these items (or the others in the shop), you are getting top- notch quality!

Thanks for looking and don’t forget about the November Giveaway AND free shipping on orders over $50 with code FREESHIP50

Piggy Paint- Fight Breast Cancer Pack

Coffee Press- 32 oz

Dinosaur Magnets

Carabiner Mug

Noah’s Ark Shape Sorter

Wooden Pattern Blocks

Songs for Saplings

Tegu Blocks

Knit Kit

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Magnificent Magnifying

 Have I mentioned that we like Melissa and Doug products at our house?

For this week’s featured products, I’d like for you to check out Melissa and Doug’s Magnifying Glasses. We have had and enjoyed these in our house for a while now. We use these in make believe play, exploration walks, checking under rocks and leaves in the backyard. Surprisingly enough.. these are great for open ended play!!!

You can get up close and personal with your sister!

You can be a private eye (we’ve been reading a lot of detective stories)

You can get a good look at what’s inside your brother’s mouth… if you dare!

Let me just add one more thing to sweeten the deal: The kids and I were at a specialty toy store today and saw some Melissa and Doug toys. In fact, these magnifying glasses were there and do you know what?!? The price was jacked up so high, I nearly fell on the floor! You won’t find outrageous prices in my Open Sky Shop. These fun Magnifying Glasses are just $6 each. These are just two of the many gifts under $10 you’ll find in the shop! Don’t forget… buy from the shop in November and you’ll be entered to win a gift card of your choosing!

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November Goals

Have I got a deal for you…

How would you like to win a gift card to one of the following places:

Chick Fil A
Olive Garden
Barnes and Noble



I’m glad you asked!

As you know, I am part of the online shopping community known as Open Sky. I hand pick items to place in my shop (mostly kid oriented). When a person buys through my shop, I receive a small commission!

This month, Open Sky is offering sales bonuses depending on the number of items sold from a shop.

The first tier I have to reach is to sell 30 items, then 75, then 150 and finally 300! The bonus amount increases with each tier.

I would so appreciate your help reaching my November goal! Here’s the deal…

If you buy from my Open Sky shop…you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the place of your choice (from the above list). The amount of the gift card depends on the sales tier I reach:

If I sell 30 items…the gift card will be for $15
If I sell 70 items…the gift card will be for $30
If I sell 150 items…the gift card will be for $50
If I sell 300 items…the gift card will be for $100!!!

Are you with me? Let’s recap… You buy…you’re entered. The more items sold…the greater the prize!

**if you are searching open sky and find an item you think I should add to the shop, just let me know!**

Why should you help me? Good question… My husband is in his final year of seminary. We have been raising support for the last two years for our living expenses and school costs. When you buy from my shop, you are also investing in our family as my husband trains for ministry and reaching the nations for Jesus! Feel free to read the About Me section to learn a little more or email me ( with any questions.

**just so you know…this giveaway is all me…the above merchants don’t have a clue who mama monkey is! I intend to use a portion of the money I earn through open sky to purchase the winner’s gift card. This is also not an Open Sky promotion. **

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Featured Product- Songs for Saplings

Learn ABCs and Scripture too! I went to the Songs for Saplings and listened to some song clips. The music is definitely appealing to little ones! The words to the songs are straight from Scripture! Check it out for yourself (!

Designed to teach one words of God.

– Simple songs that can be sung by the parents and teachers.

– Ideal for teaching righteousness to kids.

– Easy to grasp words.

Made by Songs for Saplings

The music from Songs for Saplings is designed to help you teach your children about God. We create lively, fun songs that attempt to deliver the deepest of Biblical truth in a format that your children will love to listen to.

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Featured Product- Hop A Long’s Schoolhouse

A couple of weeks ago, we received a copy of this DVD in the mail to view. The timing was great because the first episode on the DVD is all about butterflies and as you know, we are in the midst of the great caterpillar experiment!

I was excited about this video because it is geared for elementary age kids. We have so many preschool toys and videos… But the monkey boy is growing up (too quickly)!

I try to be discerning with what the kids watch, especially in the area of science. I am all about declaring truth…all truth is God’s truth, but so often science declares something to be true that is in fact, not (like the age of the earth). I want to temper all we do with a Biblical worldview.

While the Hop A Long videos are not “Christian,” I do not feel that they contradict or compromise God’s word.

My kids think Hop A Long’s Schoolhouse is great. The DVD contains three episodes (butterflies, polar bears and pets). It promotes environmental responsibility in a humorous and memorable way. My little monkeys immediately connected with the characters and can’t quit laughing whenever we watch it!

Product Description:
The series 1 DVD of “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” , is a unique programming concept for children which has been used successfully at the Singapore American School with primary age students for the past 15 years. The concept of “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” was first created for use in schools back in 1996 – and kids have been loving it ever since. The zany characters Hop-A-Long and Shoo-Fly have delivered educational content, curriculum and light hearted entertainment to students and teachers alike. Over time, as Hop-A-Long and Shoo-Fly’s popularity grew, additional supporting characters and educational content were included and “Hop-A- Long’s Schoolhouse” was born. Written and performed by a team of professional educators, the whacky show was put to film in 2008 and the format expanded to instill environmental awareness, global responsibility and a culture of character for all children. “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” is suitable for all children, but recommended for children ages 4-8. The series 1 DVD pack includes three 24- minute episodes, a bonus music CD containing all the original songs from the series and a free poster. Environmental responsibility is not just a fashionable and trendy thing these days. It’s become an imperative. “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” uses sound educational principles in a fun and hilariously engaging format to help children understand the need to care for both the local and global environment. The show is endorsed by the ” Go Green Initiative” , a non-profit organization that emphasizes a comprehensive environmental program to schools across the world. Go Green Schools teach earth-friendly behaviors and help students and communities evaluate the environmental impact of every activity on campus. Proceeds from the sale of each DVD go to support this worthy organization. The DVD packaging and all “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” products are made with recycled products, so we live the message that we communicate to our audience. Children in schools are tough critics, but this show has passed the test with them, so we’re confident that “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” will entertain and educate children the world over. You will be overwhelmed with the quality, integrity and educational value that our program presents for children. “Hop-A-Long’s Schoolhouse” was nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Gold Medal of Excellence in Children’s Video in 2008. The Board of Film Censors has also successfully reviewed and approved our DVD.

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Sale at Open Sky

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! This just in:
I have 10 coupons for 25% off in my Open Sky shop!!!

Looking for Christmas gifts, birthday presents, materials for homeschooling?!?! Look no further- I have hand picked the items in my open sky shop (Three Little Monkeys). I like these items because they are educational and for the most part are great for open ended play.

Use the following code to get 25% off when you check out:
The coupon is good for the first 10 customers who use it and expires on October 31. Not valid for orders over $100.

Be sure to grab your code before they run out!!!

** I just added some great new products**

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Featured Product- Pound A Peg

Because sometimes kids just need to pound things!

My kids, the girls and the boy love to “build” and hammer things. This is a great toy for play and teaching cause and effect. Check out this toy and more in my Open Sky shop!

11 in by 5 in by 3.5 in (assembled)

recommended for ages 2 and up

Hammer included!!!

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Featured Product- PINK Cool Mist Humidifier

GO PINK!!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Help the fight against breast cancer when you buy this PINK cool mist humidifier!!!

My kids are always having allergy, sinus, croup issues. A cool mist humidifier is a must in our home!

I like that this particular one because it shuts off automatically when the tank is empty.

Product Details

Crane’s sleek design Drop Shape cool mist ultrasonic humidifier helps moisten nasal passages and soothe dry coughs so that you can breathe easier and sleep peacefully at night. Sometimes the best medicine is no medicine!

• 360⁰ Degree nozzle to direct mist
• Variable humidity control
• Whisper quiet operation
• 1 gallon tank from 11-24 hours running time
• Up to 2.1 gallon moist output per day
• Removable water tank for easy carry and refill
• Auto-shut off when tank is empty
• Low power consumption

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Featured Product- Knit Kit

For all my knitting friends, I came across this little kit on Open Sky and thought it would be a fun addition to your knitting supplies. I love gadgets… Especially when they are craft related!

To see this and other great products, simply click on the picture in the sidebar.

Product Details

* Seven Knitting Accessories in One!

* The seven most essential knitting accessories needed to accompany a set of needles and yarn in your project bag.

* Contains a durable locking row counter..

* A smooth retracting 5ft. tape measure

* The left side has a fully removable crochet hook for picking up that dropped stitch or weaving in an end.

* The right side has a folding in-and-out thread cutter in the event your scissors are not available.

* The back compartment houses sturdy, TSA Compliant, collapsible scissors.

* Point protectors.

* Three different sized stitch markers.

For those who haven’t heard of Open Sky, it is a new way to shop online. Suppliers offer their products to people like you and me. Sellers (like me) who have blogs, hand pick items that I think you would like. You can purchase through me. You get a great product, I get a small comission…win, win!

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Featured Product- Magnetic Princess Dress Up Doll

Ok, I am back to Melissa and Doug this week for the featured product. I just think this little doll is adorable! How fun that she comes with so many cute outfits! For only $11, you get a great, durable, crowd pleasing toy!

Product Details

– Dimensions: 1″ x 11.5″ x 8.25″ Packaged.

– Includes a magnetic wooden doll with a wooden stand.

– Features lots of colorful and attractive magnetic outfits and accessories for pretend play!

– Recommended for kids aged 3+ years

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