Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Toybox Thursday: Educational Insights Smens Scented Pens Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Toybox Thursday: Educational Insights Smens Scented Pens Review & Giveaway

The Lil Divas love to write and draw. We have a writing table/corner in our house where I keep all kinds of paper, pens, pencils, markers, stamps, stickers, etc on hand to encourage them to sit and write and/or draw. The key is to make the space inviting and I have found that adding a few fun tools or materials definitely keeps them coming back for more.

I am always adding to, taking away and changing what is at the table - to keep things fresh so when Educational Insights asked me to review their Smens Scented Pens - I jumped at the chance.


What are Smens Pens?
They are gourmet scented pens made from recycled newspapers.


We received a 10 pack with scents which included Red Licorice, Creamsicle, Aloha, Mystery Scent, Banana FoFana, Mocha, Passion Fruit, Ninja Berry, Pink Lemonade, and Black Licorice. Each Smen came individually wrapped in a stay-fresh biodegradable plastic tube and is guaranteed to keep its scent for two years (when stored properly).


I love that they are made using recycled newspaper and biodegrable plastic. The Lil Divas loved how they smelled! They sniffed every pen (over and over again) and got a kick out of how they left their paper smelling so fruity and delicious.

They loved it so much we decided to use them to make Father's Day cards! The only complaint the Lil Divas had was that they do not have colored ink to match their fruity scents - they were all black pens. We had to use our crayons and markers to jazz up our cards but they really do smell terrific thanks to our Smens Pens. I'm sure Daddy will be pleased with his sweet smelling cards this year.



I wish I had known these even existed - I would have definitely gotten the Lil Divas the Smencils Colored Pencils for our writing area! These are scented and colored pencils - how perfect for creating masterpieces! Those are definitely now on our wish list.

I am so excited that the kind people at Educational Insights will be giving the same Smens Pens 10 pack of scented pens we reviewed to one lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas follower! I just know you will love it!


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Buy It: Purchase Smens Pens at the Educational Insights website.

Win It: Educational Insights has graciously agreed to giveaway
One (1) 10 pack of Smens Pens
to One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Reader!

How to Enter:

**Contest ends on 6/3o/11**
 One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader
(US Residents Only!) is going to receive:
(1) 10 pack of Smens Scented Pens

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Educational Insights and tell me which
Top Rated Products you would like to try!
**This must be completed for extra entries to count**

Extra Entries (Optional)
Please leave a seperate comment for each entry &
please include your e-mail so I can get back to you if you win! 
*If you are already a follower leave a comment - that counts as an entry*
  1. Follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Publicly via Google Friend Connect 
  2. "Like" Educational Insights on facebook 
  3. Follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas on Twitter 
  4. Subscribe to Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas emails 
  5. Make a comment on any non-giveaway post on Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Blog and leave a link.  You can do this for up to 5 posts but please note that comment must be dated after the start date of this post - not valid on previous comments.
  6. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link - can be done once a day

    Tweet:
  7. #Win Earth Friendly Smens Scented Pens w/@ed_insights & @Momto2PoshDivas ends 6/30   #giveaway #homeschool #recycle
Giveaway Rules:

Giveaway ends 6/30/2011 at 11:59 (PDT)
Winner will be chosen via random.org. 
& contacted via email if an email is given .
Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Please note any entries that can not be verified will be disqualified.
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Disclaimer: I received Smens Scented Pens for the purposes of trying them out for this review. That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion of this product - I  am not paid for my reviews or optinions! They are 100% mine! Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 

Good Luck,
Bern

123 comments:

  1. I'm loving the Kanoodle™ Solve 2-D and 3-D I'd love to try it! I've had the smencils before and loved them, didn't know about the pens!

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  2. I tweeted the giveaway, I'm @MelissaAllSnUp :)

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  3. I've always wanted to try that PlayFoam stuff!

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  4. The Blurt Game looks like fun! We have a couple Smencils (root beer and cherry) - they smell wonderful! Love to have the Bucket of 50!

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  5. I'm a new public follower of Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas via Google Friend Connect!

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  6. I already follow you. I would like to try the Geosafari Vega 360 Telescope. I would love to win the markers.

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  7. I "like" Educational Insights on facebook

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  8. I follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas on Twitter!

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  9. I subscribe to Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas emails!

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  10. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  11. I posted a comment on your ladybug craft! So cute!

    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/2011/06/art-for-little-hands-easy-ladybug-rock.html?showComment=1308203472385#c3691203231003851617

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  12. I struggled with math up my entire grammar schooling. We think the math shark would be swell for making learning about math fun for our 6 year old!

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  13. i left a comment on rainbow themed snacks right now :)

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  14. I visited Educational Insights, and I'd love to try the GeoSafari Phonics Pad!

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  15. I follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas publicly via Google Friend Connect.

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  16. I "Like" Educational Insights on Facebook!

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  17. I follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas on Twitter!

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  18. I left a comment:
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  19. We would love to try the sonic sleuth dish

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  20. I like Educational Insights on Facebook

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  21. I subscribe to mom to posh lil divas via email!

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  22. OH, I LOVE this and the following three!

    Blurt!®
    The uproarious word race game!

    Smencils®, Bucket of 50
    Deliciously scented pencils are made of 100% recycled newspaper.

    Design & Drill™ Power Tool Workshop

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  23. Id also like to try the Blurts! game
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  24. Following via GFC
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  25. Liked EI on FB
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  29. Twistomania looks fun. My sons love puzzles and I am always searching for new and challenging ones.

    What a cool idea for smencils...love it!

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  30. Hello! Newest follower via Thirsty Thursday would love for you to consider following me back xo Malia

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  31. ps
    I didn't know there were smencils pens!

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  32. I would also love to try the GeoSafari Talking Microscope! Looks awesome!
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  38. Tweeted 6/17
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  39. I'd luv this telescope:


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  42. really want to try hot dots

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  43. like e.i on fb @ alison sheardy czischke

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  44. http://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/81837449856290816

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  46. Ooh, I want that huge bucket of 50 Smencils - my kids would go nuts with that! :)

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  49. Tweeted
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  50. Omgosh, I would love to try their playfoam : ) http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/parents/category/creative+play/playfoam-reg-+6-pack.do?sortby=&

    & I visited their site : )

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  51. Following with GFC

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  52. I like Educational Insights on FB

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  53. Following you on Twitter

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  55. I commented on your telling time with Lady Bug clock post. Cute crafts!

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  56. Commented on your adorable honeybee art and craft post. Can't wait to try it with my nephew! He'll love it : )

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  57. My boys would love to try Design & Drill™ Power Tool Workshop and my little one is into letters and sounds now, so GeoSafari® Phonics Pad would be way too cool!

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  58. Tweeted
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  62. http://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/83578821416198144

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  63. GeoSafari Talking Microscope

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  64. "Like" Educational Insights on facebook Lisa W.

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  65. Follow you via GFC LisaMarie

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  66. Follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas on Twitter MONKEYMOM8105

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  67. These pens would be a great addition to our writing station!

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  68. http://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/84444656108175361

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  73. http://twitter.com/#!/JessicaSvitak/status/85694994068938753

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  74. http://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/85713177077227520

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  75. At Educational Insights, I like the item of : VersaPegs
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  76. I follow you publicly on GFC.
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  77. I am following Educational insights on Facebook.
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  78. I am following you on twitter.
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  80. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/DippelMichelle/status/86057466885976065
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  83. SMENCILS!!!! My girls rec'd them when they went to school in SC and I have been obsessed with them ever since!! They smell so good and HOLD their smell forever!! :) It's the simple things, huh? :)
    Tiffany
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  84. We already follow!
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  85. We already follow you on Twitter
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  86. tweeted!
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  87. http://twitter.com/#!/JessicaSvitak/status/86452383818850304

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  88. Just tweeted this one again, glad there would be enough for my kids to share with me if I win :)

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  89. I publicly follow your blog as Melissa {Allsewnup} on google friend connect!

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  90. http://twitter.com/#!/mom22kids05/status/86486711898615810

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  91. I'd like to try the Design & Drill™ Power Tool Workshop.

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  92. I love the teachable touchables
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  93. I follow on GFC
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  94. I like Educational Insights on fb
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  95. The Design & Drill Activity Center is neat! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  96. I follow via GFC
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  97. I like EI on FB
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  98. I follow you via Twitter
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  100. Tweeted
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  101. I would love for my kids to try the GeoSafari Talking Microscope and Outdoor Adventure Kit.
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  102. I now follow you via GFC.
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  103. I liked Educational Insights on FB!
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  104. I so want the game Blurt!

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  105. GFC follower.

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  106. Like Educational Insights on FB.

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  110. I would love to try the Blurt! game

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  111. I never heard of these before and would love to try the Smencils
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  112. I 'like' Educational Insights on facebook
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  113. Th Design and Drill Activity Center looks pretty fun.

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  114. I would like to try the GeoSafari® Talking Globe® Jr.
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  115. I've always wanted to try that playfoam!

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