Sunday, November 4, 2012

#giveaway + Holiday Gift Guide! Meet Oscar the Owl Humidifier by Crane! 11/30




I'm becoming my mom. What I mean to say is: I am stuck in the old days, when new ways are in-fact better, and I'm too stubborn to admit it/try them/realize.

Almost every-time the kids and I get sick.. what do I do?
Break out the Chicken Noodle Soup, the honey, and yes, the Warm Mist Humidifier.
This thing  is  was a constant source of stress. I mean, it was messy, unattractive, I had to have salt to make it work.. which might not be a task for some- but since my husband has very high BP we don't keep it around a lot.

Not only was it high maintenance, but it hurt my kids several times (Burning them with the hot steam), and spilled on the carpet too. Not cool.

And O.M.G. you should see how filthy the thing makes the water after about 24 hours!!!
          GROSS!


I knew there was such a thing as a "cool mist humidifier" but I never bought one.. well-- because I am cheap.
There, I said it.


I browsed and priced them, but 30-40 seemed excessive to me..

That was then, this is now! Now that I have seen them in action, I know that 40$ is actually a steal!

(The giveaway is further down at the bottom of the page, but please keep reading my review to see what your getting, if you win!!)
As I was saying... These cool mist humidifiers kinda remind me of the misters you see that spray the gardens at the zoo during the hottest days of summer.

They are almost magical.

Ironically when we were sent it in the mail for review, we were already sick. Isn't that about how it works? 
Oh the irony! 
In fact, every time we'd get better, we'd just get sick again!
 Where we live on the GA/FL state line, the weather has been so wonky this year, that it only stays cold long enough to make everyone get sick, then it's sweltering hot again. 
It is literally still in the upper 80s here.. and it's NOVEMBER!

My friends back home in Alabama say I'm lucky for such warm weather.. but I don't think they know what they are wishing for!!!!  You don't want to wish for that, trust me.  I do think it contributes to us being sick a lot.

I like knowing that Oscar is (& has been) there for us, throughout these season's changing, seemingly always sick times.

On another note: if you have never seen a cool mist humidifier operate, then you have got to see it!! Video below.
A gallon of water turned on low can last practically days in this thing. Its truly fascinating. I'm all, " How does it work??!"  I really think they need to put these neat contraptions on an episode of that popular Television show How Stuff Works, or How It's Made.
( I don't know the name of the show. )




There is also a Spongebob SquarePants Humidifier as well!!
Their Animal products are called "Adorables" and that they are! If the cutesy whimsical design of these doesn't call to the kid in you, they also have really neat Drop Shaped Humidifiers too!
They have warm, and cool mist models. Crane is sold nationwide at many popular retailers, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, among others.

Now, I much prefer the Cool Mist Humidifiers myself, and don't see myself ever going back!

About Oscar:

"OSCAR THE OWL" COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER

  • Ultrasonic cool mist operation
  • Increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep

  • Relieves cough, cold, and flu symptoms, including nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, dry skin

  • 1 gallon water tank runs whisper quiet up to 24 hours
  • Mists up to 2.1 gallons of moisture per day

  • Effectively humidifies rooms up to 250 square feet
  • Auto shutoff safety sensor

  • Uses less energy than a standard household light bulb

  • Does not require a filter



Oscar the Owl

I'll tell you what I love about CRANE. On their website, you have the capability to "spin" the products to get a 360* view of the product you are looking to purchase.
I also loved the fact that they are so high quality. I mean, you turn this thing on, and it starts pouring out "steam" cool mist. I love that it is ultra quiet and requires no filter to be changed! I love how cool the mist is, I like to stick my hand over it and feel the moisture!!!
  My daughters are equally fascinated by it, and definitely think it's the coolest thing since sliced bread.

I love how it stands out in the room, but also blends in with the decor. I have had so many people tell me how charming it is, and ask me where I bought it. I have a thing for owls, so I had to get this model/design, even though really, the Dragon called more to me.

I thought the dragon would've been tres` cool, but I ultimately let my 7 year old pick between several, since I had a hard time choosing, and she picked Oscar the Owl.

At first, I kicked myself for letting her pick! I was hoping she'd pick the dragon.
I have so much owl what-nots and themed things around here, Oscar fits in better here than even I thought he would & it was only natural we picked him.

I got this humidifier in the beginning of September.
I have yet to have any issues with it, and I am oh so-in-love with him, he's now an extended member of our family. I use Oscar almost daily!

If he ever breaks, I will definitely buy another Crane cool mist humidifier.
If you are intrigued by this product like I was, you can  BUY IT now for $45.99!!

I will tell you, I am now thinking of reviewing  or purchasing (either way!) one of their air purifiers.. they have a Frog, a Shark and a Penguin!!
They are so stinking cute, and we don't own any air purifiers.
Might be nice...


Here are the links to the other Crane products I think are just too cute to be believed:




OUR PICTURES






I love OWLS so much, that there is an entire section of Owl related things on my blog, that this post will now be included in! neat, huh? Read more owl posts





Since it's winter I want to also leave you a link to these fabulous flame-less "flaming" heaters, they also have very modern innovative space heaters too!  Check them out!!!

And you know what? I give Oscar the owl Cool Mist Humidifier 5 out of 5 stars, and definitely recommend this for a gift purchase for someone on your holiday shopping list this year!  Be sure to keep up with CRANE on Social Media to stay in-the-know during this holiday shopping season!!

The Rafflecopter giveaway widget will stop taking entries once the Deadline for the giveaway has passed on 11/30. This will make a great gift for yourself or someone else for Christmas!!! As always please read all rules and disclaimers, winners will have only 48 hours to confirm their prize...

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For another chance to win a Crane Cool Mist Adorable Animal Humidifier, please see my best friends giveaway, which ends 9/2 http://www.bestmomreviews.com/crane-cool-mist-humidifier-review-and-giveaway/
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103 comments:

Shelbie Johnston said...

I want to win! These are so cute and I have sinus/allergy problems bad, and I';d love the owl, even though I'm an old lady, who cares :)

Heather Baker said...

I would love to win this adorable own. I have four children, two asthmatic, as well as my husband is asthmatic. I humidifier in the house during winter months doesn't cut it... I need this!!!

Heather Baker said...

owl.. not own. ha ha!! looks like I need a new computer with a better keyboard too!

Jen said...

I want to win! I've needed to get one of these for a while but keep passing because of the price.

Jessamine Dungo said...

I want to win!! :)

Debra Holloway said...

I want to win.

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

I have no booty lol But I LOVE the different kinds of these pants, not so much the red and white ones but the other ones are really cute!!
Kaci Guisinger Harrison

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

& I want to win!!!!
Kaci Guisinger Harrison

Robin O said...

I want to win!
Thank you!

cristal78 said...

I would love to win my oldest and 5 yr old always have sore throats.

Kelly R. said...

I really would love to win, how cute!

gator said...

I want to win!

gator said...

I follow you on GFC

Andrea Byrne said...

I want to win!!!!

barbwire646 said...

how adorable, would love to win

The Riebeek Family said...

I want to win!

Becky R said...

I want to win! We really need this!

Krysdances said...

I want to win!

Becky R said...

I follow on GFC.

Becky R said...

I read Toys with a New Plan article.

JRaePhelan said...

I want to win!

Karry said...

I want to win!

MommyMandi said...

I want to win!

Vicky Stuart said...


I would love to win this as it is practical and really cute to look at. The best of both worlds. :)

Vicky Stuart said...

I could really use one of these for my hubby. It would spare me having to listen to Hubby with the man flu, U would swear he was dying of the common cold. ;)

Vicky Stuart said...

And I forgot to sat, 'I want to win". :)

Vicky Stuart said...


The Owl humidifier and the booty pants.

Vicky Stuart said...

I likes the back to school article and the Architectural fire pits and cubby houses.

alexis Janiszewski said...

Theses are so cool. i would love to try this..

kywildcats_10 said...

I want to win!

Gail Williams said...

I want to win for my granddaughter.

Raquel Rasmussen said...

I want to win!!!!!

tabitha pittz said...

It said to state that "you want to win" so here is my comment saying "you want to win"
:)

laura moreland said...

i want to win

Momma Darby said...

I want to win....this for my son!!!!! so stinking cute!!!!!

ronda said...

i would love to win

Wendi Watson said...

Ummmm I m not sure about the pants but I would for sure wear them to see the reaction

Jennie said...

So cute! Would love to win!

Jennie said...

You want to win!

09e3e35a-4aa8-11e0-a435-000f20980440 said...

I want to win!!!

Nan said...

I want to win!

Brandy Bramer said...

I collect owls and would love to win this giveaway,

Suchaproudmama said...

I would love to win this!! :)
Thank you!
Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

Bekalee314 said...

i want to win this!

janejett123 said...

love the owl

Tiffyjiffy said...

I want to win :)

Becky Bryant said...

I follow you on GFC by the name of Becky Bryant

Becky Bryant said...

I really want to win. I have custody of my granddaughter and she has allergies and sinus problems. This would help her a lot. Thanks for the opportunity.

adrienne warren said...

you bet I want to win I love winning and owls how cute is that? with winter and all I sure could use this

adrienne warren said...

I like the owl and the hello kitty but I think the green drop of color would fit the living room best

Lindsay Lee said...

I would love to win I have 3 kids so this would help out a ton when they are sick. Thanks for the opportunity!

linzaleetus at gmail dot com

Michelle R. said...

I like the Red Convection Heater.

Lindsay Lee said...
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Lindsay Lee said...

I want to win!

linzaleetus at gmail dot com

Lindsay Lee said...

I follow you via GFC

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Tamra Augostino said...

My daughter really wants one of these for Christmas for her college dorm room. Her mascot is an owl so I thought the owl would be great.

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

I REALLY want to win!

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

Playhouses Who Really Enjoys Them?

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I want to win! Owls are my favorite and I've been meaning to buy a humidifier.
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

google friend follower as SnowflakeDay (Audra)
-Audra Weathers

TarynPasco916 said...

Yes, I'd LOVE To Win!!!

Lizzie Ticona said...

Love their "FREDDY THE FROG" COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER :)

Liz Ticona
liz.ticona@yahoo.com

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

I love Oscar The Owl.

pegfive said...

wellll, i DO want to win...and the review of the pants, lets just say not everyone can wear them and look as good.

pegfive said...

the elephant is really adorable.

Don Galloway said...

Very Cute!!

Don Galloway said...

Very Cute!!

Gail Williams said...

I want to win!

heatherlynn102 said...

I want to win!

OneUniqueQueen said...

I want to win!!

OneUniqueQueen said...

followed via GFC. Name **One Unique Queen**

OneUniqueQueen said...

Playhouses: Who Is Really Enjoying Them?

http://www.cranedesignforbetterliving.com/2012/09/30/playhouses-who-is-really-enjoying-them/

OneUniqueQueen said...

My favorite item is the Spongebob humidifier.

Gianna said...

I want to win :)

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Gianna said...

Playhouses: Who Is Really Enjoying Them?

Gianna said...

I like the penguin.

Lizzie Ticona said...

I Want to WIN!!!! :) it'd be awesome for my baby boy and his cousin :)

Liz Ticona
liz.ticona@yahoo.com

Jan Messali said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks so much!

Jan Messali said...

I entered the giveaway for Montagne Jeunesse products.

Jan Messali said...

On the Crane blog I read Toys with A New Plan.

Jan Messali said...

My favorite item is the the Ducky Belly Glow Nightlight.

Michele P. said...

I would love to win this!

Michele P. said...

already a gfc follower Michele P

Michele P. said...

I also like their black convection heater

rosannepm said...

I love all of them

sunflowerally22 said...

I WANNA WIN!! This is the cutest ever!!!

Stacy Tilton said...

I want to win, been wanting one of these for a long time!

Stacy Tilton said...

Follow on GFC

barb h said...

I want to win

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to win! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

My fave is the Hello Kitty humdifier. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Rusty said...

You wrote an excellent review - I think you covered everything and I liked the inclusion of photos (of products and your daughter too). rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Rusty said...

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Rusty said...

Follow you via GFC as Aisling. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Rusty said...

The Adorable Elephant is my favorite. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Tylerpants said...

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trixx said...
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trixx said...

I want to win!

trixx said...

I like the Drop Shape Humidifier (Pink)

trixx said...

I follow via GFC

trixx said...

I also entered the Montagne Jeunesse giveaway

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