Monday, April 11, 2011

MTM and New Giveaway Contest with Review!

Happy Muffin Tin Monday!

This time I made my Butterfly a Spring Breakfast Tin!

Muffin Tin Monday at

Orange juice, oranges with a bunny pick, butterfly peanut butter toast with a carrot body, scrambled eggs, a homemade mini carrot muffin, apple sauce with a cow spoon!

Now onto more fun!  Wanna win a giveaway?

Butterfly and I have been reviewing Color It By Numbers.

Color It By Numbers is a series of coloring books that a child can use on the computer.  It is an application for Linux, Mac and Windows, adapted for all screen resolutions, where kids can color in pictures!

The Program features three different coloring modes:
Colour it by numbers - follow the numbers
Colour it to make visible - The picture is divided into many more numbered spaces.
Colour it in your favorite colors - design the picture in your own way.

It's easy to change preset colours, so even though there are assigned colours for the numbered spaces, you can still change the colour to what you want!

The pictures are also automatically saved after exiting the program, so kids won't get upset with lost work. 

It's great for learning numbers and colours, gaining computer skills, and increasing eye hand coordination with hand-on-mouse movements.

My daughter is 3.5 years old so she hasn't mastered the hand-on-mouse movements yet, after practising a bit on her own, I then helped her with the mouse and she told me what colours to put where in the free colouring mode, which seemed to be her favourite way to colour the picture. If there isn't a colour on the screen that Butterfly needed, we chose from the rainbow tube at the top of the screen and then we got to pick the one we needed.

There is an undo button so anything that needs to be re-done, can!
There is also music that plays while colouring, which can easily be turned off at anytime.
The program takes up the whole screen which is good for kids, as it prevents a wandering mouse to click other windows or icons on your desktop that you don't want them to click on!  :)

Color It By Numbers has offered to do a giveaway!!!

There are three colouring book Categories that offer a lot of pictures to colour in each:
You can win a whole category, have access to ALL the colouring pages in that category!
There will be THREE WINNERS!! One for each category!

Ways to Win:
Do as many of these entry ideas as you can- the more entry comments you have, the more chance to win!

  • Become a Follower on Rockabye Butterfly's blog here, leave a comment on this entry saying you are a follower.
  • LIKE Rockabye Butterfly in our Facebook page, leave another comment on this entry saying you are a Facebook follower.
  • Follow me on my new Twitter account!  I'm at RockabyeB!  Leave a comment on this entry saying you are now a Twitter follower.
  • Visit Color It By Numbers website, then come back here and leave me a comment on which colouring category is your favourite! (Princesses, Animals, or Vehicles)
(Yes, you can enter if you already "follow" or "like" Rockabye, just let me know that you already are. )

Giveaway Information:
  • The give away will be open until midnight UTC Thursday, April 14, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entries otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • This giveaway is offered worldwide!
Please Note: In order to enter the contest you must leave your entry-comments on THIS post.

More information can be found at:

Video tour at:

Disclosure: I received the serial numbers to all three colouring book sets for free for review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine only and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. Such a bright and colourful Muffin Tin Meal! Looks beautiful and yummy too.

  2. That muffin tin looks great and so yummy!

    I've been a follower for a couple of months now. :)

  3. I'm a facebook follower too (for several months now). :)

  4. We like the ANIMALS color by number the best. :)

  5. You tin makes me happy... so colorful and cute!

  6. Facebook follower already and we really like the Animals color by number category. :-)

  7. Facebook follower already and we really like the Animal color by number category. :-)

  8. That cow spoon is too cute! I'm happy to be a follower. :)

  9. That muffin tin looks great. I love the spring colored liners.
    I already follow your blog.
    And thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I liked your Facebook page
    Oops, forgot to leave my email address on the last comment

  11. I am following you on Twitter.

  12. Though my girls would probably be into the princesses I actually like the animals better.

  13. I love your tin!!! The butterfly is adorable, I am going to have to remember that!

  14. Very pretty tin! Love the bright spring colors! I became a follower so I can enter the giveaway. :)

  15. Princesses is my favorite category because it would be my daughters fave

  16. I love how colorful your mtm is!

  17. how cute love the muffin tin meal

  18. Well, my daughter would like the princess, and my boys would like the animals. So maybe animals since they all three would like that!

  19. Great post, love your photos. :-) I would love to try out this computer coloring book w/my little ones. I am a GFC Follower! creedamy[at] yahoo[dot]com

  20. Our favorite is the Animals! :-) creedamy[at] yahoo[dot]com

  21. I love your muffin tin lunch! That is adorable!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I appreciate you stopping by. This week's party is now posted, so stop on by. I'd love to see what you have to share this week!

    Hope to see you soon!
    :)rachel @

  22. I love that muffin tin meal idea. So cute!


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