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Jul 27, 2012

The Funky Frog, Children's Resale Boutique is relocating to Main Street

The Funky Frog, Children's Resale Boutique is relocating to Main Street

The Funky Frog has outgrown it's old location on East Third Street and has moved to 433 Main Street. "We are pleased that the community has found The Funky Frog to be a valuable asset. With the support of our long-time customers and many new customers we need to expand our store." states owner, Renee Perkins. "We believe now is the time to move to Main Street. We are excited to join the great variety of business on Main Street and be part of the NEW Downtown Rochester when the Main Street Makeover is complete." The store was closed Monday July 23 for moving and reopened Tuesday, July 24 at their new location.

The Funky Frog is a children's consignment store located in Downtown Rochester dedicated to helping consignors recycle their high-quality, gentle-used children's items, providing customers with affordable, fun and unique choices for their children's growing needs and supporting local business and non-profit groups.

The Funky Frog, Children's Resale Boutique offers a wide selection of gently-used clothing, shoes, toys and equipment in excellent condition, as well as brand new items with original store tags attached or locally hand-crafted items.
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, closed Sunday.

Jul 20, 2012

Sky Zone in Canton

"Why run when you can fly?" the Sky Zone website asks.  Valid question, although you won't see me running anywhere anytime soon;)  (being less than 2 weeks away from delivering my third child).   I decided to venture out to Sky Zone's Grand Opening with my two children, Damian (age 16) and Rosa (age 3). 

Dodge Ball Court
Sky Zone is the World's First All Trampoline, Walled Playing Court.  The Canton location (Sky Zone's 21st) offers an open jump experience that inlcudes multiple dodge ball courts, foam pits, basketball and open pits.  Located at 42550 Executive Drive in Canton, their location is just north of Michigan Avenue, and west of Haggerty and I-275. 

Foam Pit
Upon arrival I was instructed to fill out a waiver for myself and the children.  (This can be done online before you go to save time)  They had a computer set up which made it super easy to complete quickly.  We registered, then waited for our start time.  Open jump times begin every 1/2 an hour.  We sat on the bleachers and waited for the instructions before exploring the facility. 

It was simply amazing!!!  A ton of space to bounce and play, both of my children had a grand time bouncing and running around on the trampolines.  My son enjoyed a few games of dodge ball with the other boys while Rosa enjoyed bouncing around and jumping into the foam pits.  There was plenty to do to fill our hour's time. 

If you get tired there are plenty of places to rest, and benches for spectators.  They also offer a cafe where you can refuel your energy.  A parents lounge is outfitted with a couple of couches and TVs so you can relax while the children get out their energy.  The space is brand new, so it is super clean and in great shape.  All of the employees were super helpful and cheery. 

With party rooms and plenty of space to play this would make an ideal birthday party location for school aged children and pre-teens (and maybe even teens and adults).  It is also a great spot to get out your energy on a rainy or cold day.  We had a ton of fun, and if it were closer to our home we would surely visit again. 

I will say, however, that the cost is a little pricy.  Currently the prices are $10/30 min, $14/60 min, $18/90 min or $20/120 min.

Sky Zone will be offering special bounce times for toddlers coming this fall and already offer Sky Mania (ages 10 to 15) every Friday from 9pm to 11pm and Sky Jam (ages 16+) every Saturday from 10 pm to midnight.

Visit Sky Zone of Canton's website or find them on Facebook.

Jul 5, 2012

2k Giveaway Winners

A special thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and of coarse to you for being a great fan!!!  

Congrats to our winners!!!  

On a sad note, I had many, many invalid entries, the biggest of which was entrants who are not on our mailing list.  It was a mandatory entry, so if you didn't win, that is probably the reason.

Ruby Loop
Prize: LitTle tiE 4 LitTle gUys bow tie, an $18 retail value
Available for pickup at the Funky Frog or winner pays shipping.

Winner: Rachel Krueger

Ruby Loop
Prize: $20 Ruby Loop gift certificate towards a custom order or a ready to ship item
Available for pickup at the Funky Frog or winner pays shipping.

Winner: Jennifer Schumacker

pArt of Life Photography
Prize: Free 1/2 hr studio photo session with one 8x10 and 4x5 mini accordion album!

Winner: Ruth Parker Chowdhury

Premier Designs Jewelry (Independent Distributor)
Prize: a $50 Gift Certificate for anything in the catalog

Winner: Wendy Wilson

The Funky Frog, Children's Resale Boutique
Prize #1 $10 gift certificate
Prize #2 $10 gift certificate

Winner: Kristin Wildt

Winner: Jodi Demay

Prize: One dozen gourmet cupcakes

Winner: Kristy Everlove Fleming

Restyle Child
Prize: "Good Night Michigan" board book by Adam Gamble and Joe Veno. 
It's a great book for little ones to learn about their state with beautiful illustrations!

Winner: Tiffany Vosburg

Restyle Child
Prize: $20 gift certificate

Winner: Sheryl Nugent Fielbrandt

Tiny Town Play Lounge
Prize: A free unlimited one month play pass.

Winner: Michelle Dobbs

Prize: a free six week music & movement class 

Winner: Amie Kelp

Gourmet Goodies - Tastefully Simple Ind Consultant -Michelle T Newman 

Book a party today! (586) 817-1424
Prize: a Free Product ($10 value)

Winner: Sheryl Nugent Fielbrandt

Prize #1: 1 bundle pack which includes: Daddy, Mommy, Brother, Sister, Baby and three hooks (oak) to be used with KIDLOK bands! $15 VALUE + FREE SHIPPING!
Prize #2: 1 bundle pack which includes: Daddy, Mommy, Brother, Sister, Baby and three hooks (oak) to be used with KIDLOK bands! $15 VALUE + FREE SHIPPING!

KIDLOK is a child proofing safety device that is easy to install and requires no tools, no screws and will not damage your cabinets and doors. 

Winner: Amie Kelp

Winner: Stacy Glickman

Beth McArthur of Thirty-One Gifts
Prize #1: a small thermal tote ($12 retail) Winner: Angela Elmore
Prize #2: gift certificate ($10) Winner: Tiffany Vosburg

Glitz & Giggles TuTu's
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate plus free shipping

Winner: Jennifer Monette

Beetle Britches
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Winner: Wendy Wilson

Classic Lanes
Prize: Certificate for a free bowling party for 10.

Winner: Mandy Mullins

Ella Designs & More

Prize: a DIY Kit set (value of $35)– includes a set of - 20 cards & envelops, 12 toppers, & liners

Winner: Mandy Mullins

Stacy Shaeffer Photography

Prize: a one hour family portrait session ($195) value. Includes one hour at a location of their choice, 10-15 high resolution images saved to disc with a printing release. Additional prints may be purchased through Stacy Shaeffer Photography's print lab.

Winner: Jodi DeMay

Boogie Babies
Prize: 1 Month VIP Family Pass ( VIP Monthly passes include - unlimited play for up to 3 kids, additional children 1.00 off, good for shows and events, and 1
0% off at Cafe')

Winner: Morgan Drossos

Mommies Must Haves
Prize: $15 Clothing Gift Certificate

Winner: Ruth Parker Chowdhury

Official Erma's Original Frozen Custard
Prize: $10 gift card

Winner: Kristin Wildt

Official Erma's Original Frozen Custard
Prize: T-shirt

Winner: Kristy Everlove Fleming

BounceU of Troy, MI

Prize: U Junior Parties at BounceU in Troy

Designed for those who want the same awesome party but on a smaller scale than the Premier Private Party. The U Junior Party Package includes the following for up to 12 participants (add up to 5 additional participants maximum at $8 each):
An hour of playtime in two awesome, climate-controlled BOUNCE ROOMS featuring giant inflated structures, and "Spider Climb", a cool climbing apparatus, and music. (U Junior parties may share bounce room with other parties)
Thirty minutes in a private party room to use according to your personal needs.
1 Party Pro to guide you through your party and answer all of your needs during the time spent at BounceU.
Complimentary full-color invitations to your event.
An orientation video presentation prior to entering the bounce room.
A BounceU souvenir for the guest of honor.
Access to video arcade games before and after your party.

Winner: Heather Koenke Miller

Bask - Mobile Organic Spray Tans
Prize: a free tan, value $50

Winner: Amber Violette Trepkowski

Shower Tower Diaper Cakes
Prize: $25 gift certificate expires Dec. 31, 2012

Winner: Michelle Dobbs Mertic

LouAnn's Bitty Bootique
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Winner: Angela Elmore

American Gymnastics 
Prize: 1 Free Open Gym 10-Spot (Cost = $48 Value is $60.00) Good for 10 Free admissions to Open Gym or Open Toddler Time.

Winner: Stacy Glickman Larson

Circus Vowels
Prize #1: an autographed copy of "Circus Vowels " by Jodi L. McMaster
Prize #2: an autographed copy of "Circus Vowels " by Jodi L. McMaster

Winner #1:  Monica Orban Kulaga

Winner #2: Julia Satterthwaite

That's Just Delish Bakeshop
Prize:  $10.00 gift cert can be used towards a custom order or at our Rochester Farmer's Market tent on Saturday mornings

Winner: Heather Samonie Fick

RMS Services
Prize: One standard house cleaning. This includes:
kitchen (counters, sinks, floors, exterior of appliances)
cleaning all floors (dusting/mopping)
vacuuming through out the house
This will be for areas within 25 minutes of 48092.

Winner: Rachel Krueger

ElizaRay Creations
Prize: $20 gift certificate to their etsy shop. Good through Sept. 1, 2012.

Winner: Rachel Smarda

Prize #1: $30 gift certificate
Prize #2: $30 gift certificate
Prize #3: $30 gift certificate

Winner #1: Hope Comerford
Winner #2: Monica Orban Kulaga
Winner #3: Jodi DeMay

Prize: A cupcake bouquet! In this arrangement you will find chocolate and classic white cupcakes dressed up as roses, begonias, daisies, and bachelor buttons, all accented with edible glitter and sugar butterflies. 

Winner: Hope Comerford

Hollilocks Boutique
Prize: custom Birthday Tutu Set (up to $50 value)

Winner: Kaleena Migliorati

Jess My Creations
Prize: $25 gift certificate

Winner: Nicole Samona

Personalized Blankets 
Prize: Personalized Blanket up to $50 value with free shipping

Winner: Jennifer Schumacker

Motown Freedom Bakery - Allergy-Friendly Sweets and Treats
Prize: 1 dozen of our delicious Peppermint Pattie Brownies: Delectable chocolate brownies, slathered with Peppermint Frosting and coated with Chocolate Ganache
*Free Pick-up will be arranged with the winner*
*Value is $27 (and delivery charge is normally $6)

Winner: Heather Koenke Miller

Prize: custom boy or girl birthday tee shirt or custom big brother or sister tee shirt

Winner: Nicole Samona


Prize: custom fabric flower headband

Winner: Andrea Szymanski Herman

Prize #1: a box of Trumpette socks Winner:  Mandy Mullins
Prize #2: Lucy duck teething toy. Winner: Rachel Krueger

Prize: 20 gift certificate 

Winner: Amie Kelp

Little Wishes Party Designs
Prize: 1 complete, custom party package including: 5X7 invitation design, 2" party circles (cupcake toppers), welcome sign, food labels, cupcake wrappers, banner & thank you/favor tags.

Winner: Kristy Everlove Fleming