Monday, December 22, 2014

Review/Giveaway: Spencer & Ivy Reusable Coloring Placemats


Whether it's at home or out on the town, meal times can be rough with a toddler. There may be 5 solid minutes where you can sit down beside them and attempt to get a few bites of your own food. It's hard to keep them entertained and I know with my daughter personally, I refrain from giving her crayons at restaurants because she liked to eat them more than color the paper placemats.

But when I heard about the reusable coloring placemats by Spencer & Ivy, I was very intrigued! The thought of a cute fun child's placemat that we were able easily roll up, and take to a restaurant to entertain Rhylee seemed so convenient! One side of the placemat had a full color image and the opposite side of the placemat is a black and white version of the image that your child can color like a coloring book. The placemats also came with their own 10-pack of washable markers.


Rhylee loved having such a vast choice of colors and had such a great time coloring with one of the images that she chose - the Garden Fairy Placemat. She usually won't color for more than about two minutes at restaurants with the paper and crayons they provide because she either eats the crayons or breaks them then gets upset. I was so pleasantly surprised by how long she stayed occupied and happy drawing with her markers when we brought her own Spencer & Ivy mat. She did not have any urge to eat the markers and they were not easily breakable like the crayons.

Since you can flip the placemat over and color on either side, Rhylee also liked switching back and forth to the color side and then back to the black and white side therefore giving me even more valuable time to enjoy my meal. This was the most pleasant dinner we have had in a long time, simply because my toddler was happy and thoroughly entertained.

When we took the mat home after eating, cleaning was just as quick and simple as the care and handling instructions described.

I took a lightly dampened paper towel, lightly wiped each side and the marker came right off! It took less than 1 minute to clean and looked brand new again.

You can buy just one reusable placemat for $14.95 or choose from the bundle of two placemats together for $24.95. Both choices come with the pack of 10 washable markers of assorted colors.  It was an absolute pleasure reviewing these reusable placemats from Spencer & Ivy. I know I will be purchasing many placemats in the near future!

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Spencer & Ivy is hosting a giveaway of two different placemat sets (four placemats total) - the Princess and Ballerina Placemat Set, and the Barnyard & Zoo Animal Train Placemat Set...valued at $50.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY 
and will end just before midnight ET on 1-5-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck everyone!

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40 comments:

  1. Spencer and Ivy have a nice chevron tote bag on their site that I love. Very cute! I also love the idea of the coloring placemats to keep kiddos happy and occupied! :)

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  2. My daughter would love one of these! :)

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  3. My little Natalie would definitely enjoy these!

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  4. I like the Tote Bag - Happy Owl Print :) very fun!

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  5. The Dump Truck Room/Door Sign is my favorite.
    ET Pruitt

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  6. I love the sherbert elephant 5 piece gift set! it is super Adorable.

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  7. I love the Tote bag the happy owl print. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  8. Cute placemats. I'm sure taking these to-go while eating out, is a lifesaver.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!
    XO

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  9. I really love the growth charts and the placemats!

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  10. I love how bright the Bohemian Floral Deluxe Duffel Diaper Bag with Changing Pad .

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  11. I love that they have a good selection of boy's bedding as well as girls! I also really like the grey/white chevron tote bag with turquoise trim.

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  12. My nieces loved the coloring placemats I gave them as a birthday gift!

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  13. My girls would love the princess and ballerina set! Too cute!

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  14. An item that particularly intrigues me at Spencer & Ivy is the Backpack - Rainbow Owl.

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  15. I really like the Grey/White Chevron Print with Turquoise Accents - Canvas Tote Bag.

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  16. My niece would love the Princess Tea Party Canvas Wall Art - Personalized
    Sarah Oswald

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  17. I love their bedding! The pink and purple owls bedding is adorable. They have a lot of great stuff on their site.
    Mrsbrockavich48 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  18. I really love the Serena Dog gift set! So cute! :D

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  19. I really like the tote bag--Happy Owl Print. We love owls.

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  20. These look like so much fun .... My little girl would LOVE them

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  21. I love the Toy - Chevron / Polka Dot Patchwork Owl! Its adorable!

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  22. I love the Happy Owl Print Quilted Fabric Tote Bag! So adorable!

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  23. I love the Happy Birds and Under Sea place mats. It is a fun concept.

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  24. I like the Growth Chart - Giraffe. It is very cute!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I love the 5 Piece Gift Set in Cocoa Mint Elephant! Its super cute and has a little of everything you need starting out.

    Carly D.

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  26. love the 5 piece baby gift sets! Cute and unique!

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  27. I love the girls Belfast bedding
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  28. my son would just love their bookbags they are really neat...ty for this chance

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  29. the diaper bags are really cute (I am expecting my first)

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  30. I like the Orange Chevron Print Duffle Bag.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  31. I like the Duffel Bag Suitcase - Lady Bug Print/Lime Green.

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  32. I like the Patch of Flowers Bedding.

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  33. I love the Trucks At Work Bedding. I think my son would really like that.

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  34. Orange Chevron Print Duffle Bag per my husband

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  35. I really love the Grey & Magenta Pink Deluxe Duffle Diaper Bag with Changing Pad! So cute! :)

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  36. I really like the Happy Owl Print Quilted Fabric Tote Bag!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  37. I like the Tote Bag - Paisley Monkey Print

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  38. I love the Canvas Art - Sweet Treats - Strawberry Milkshake!

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  39. Five months later and our Spencer&Ivy reusable coloring placemats are as good as new! We have since had to replace the markers but that is just because my two year old is very hard on her coloring utensils. ;)

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