Friday, August 29, 2014

Mabel's Labels Back To School #Review

Hey - how are you guys doing today? Well if you've got kids it is back to school time! My son already started. But the public schools here do not start until the day after Labor Day. So my daughter is eagerly ready for school.

I have been given the opportunity to review some labels. Mabel's Labels has many different labels and packages that you can purchase. But I have been asked to review of one of the Back to School combos. As you know, the back to school season is here and a big part of it is being organized and getting your kiddos ready to head back to the classroom.

One of the sets you can order is the Stylish Scholars Combo. Here is some info on it:

features a range of modern, refined, stylish designs perfect for scholars of all ages. Use these sophisticated labels on school supplies, water bottles, electronics – like tablets, chargers or cell phone cases – and much more!

• Skinny-Minis™ are dishwasher and microwave safe
• Tag Mates™ are washer and dryer safe, apply to a clothing care tag
• Round Labels and Teeny Tags™ are waterproof and UV resistant
• Satisfaction guaranteed

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

College Guy

My son started college last Wednesday. 
Here's some baddish pictures I took of some of the buildings at the college

1st day - afternoon after classes (has one night class once a week too)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights #Review ( #rtgsproducts )

Product Description

These 20 LEDs Micro LED Battery Operated String Lights are perfect for use as a lighting addition to any decorative project. Very thin wire hosts 20 very small LED bulbs that are about size of the rise grain and are intensely bright. With steady 360 degree viewing angle they illuminate in every direction. When used with new batteries they last for over 48 hours. They are easy to hide, give beautiful true color and use fraction of energy needed by regular light strings. These lights are also defined Starry String Lights or Fairy Lights.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pure Shea Butter #Review

Hi everyone, I recently received this product to review. It is some pure shea butter. It is made by the company Cleopatra's Choice Brand.

I try not to get to negative on reviews - but I want to  point out one thing about this product that I think was strange. The front of the packaging is number one - kinda on the plain side. But that is not the problem. It is that there is a few spelling mistakes on the text of the package. I mean I'm not an expert on packaging or anything, but a professional company should not be allowing a product to go out with any kind of spelling mistakes on it. Don't you think?


Well anyway some more about the product.

Here is info from the actual company:

  • #1 RATED SHEA BUTTER ON THE MARKET! Natural Relief from Dry Skin, Psoriasis Dryness, Eczema and Acne. Excellent for Stretch Marks for Pregnancy or Other.
    100% Natural and Organic Pure Shea Butter - Made with Hand Selected Finest Nuts of the Shea Tree in Ghana.
    Deep Moisturizer for Skin - Contains VITAMIN A, VITAMIN E AND VITAMIN F - DOES NOT CLOG PORES - Highly Moisturizing and Long Lasting - Beneficial for Hair & Skin Health and Beauty
    Used by Top Skin Care DYI Experts for DYI Soap, DYI Lotions, Body Butter and More - Highest Quality Guaranteed
    1 POUND - Packaged in a Resealable and Recyclable Container for Easy Access and Storage

Friday, August 22, 2014

Save on Insurance

Savvy consumers often seek ways to save on mandatory and optional expenses. For example, auto insurance is required for any licensed driver in the United States of America. This type of fixed expense will arise as long as a person has a vehicle registered in their name, but there are plenty of ways to save on insurance. In fact, automobile insurance must be purchased regardless of whether a car is driven or not. One way to save on this type of expense is to purchase bundles that include homeowner's or renter's insurance. Additionally, automobile insurance can be combined with protection for watercraft, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Consumers can also receive discounts when adding multiple vehicles to a single auto insurance policy.

When shopping for a new car, customers should consider safety features in order to save money on automobile insurance bills. Nearly all new vehicles are equipped with anti-lock brakes and standard airbags. However, there are plenty of other favorable safety features that automobile insurance companies will offer discounts for having on your vehicle. For example, accident-preventing digital technology has been proven to significantly minimize the risk of crashes on highways and local roads. Cars that are equipped with alerts for lane changes and forward and rear collisions qualify for major discounts on insurance policies. Rearview cameras, daytime running lights and traction control systems are some other safety factors that can help reduce an auto insurance bill.

Maintaining a good driving record is entirely in the hands of the driver. A good history on the road equals savings on automobile insurance. Premiums tend to stay the same when customers do not acquire any points for traffic violations. Some agencies can also reward loyal clients with discounts for maintaining a clean driving record as confirmed by the local Department of Motor Vehicles. Drivers who have received traffic violations can minimize spikes in insurance premiums by attending defensive driving courses and other suggested seminars. In some states, it might be mandatory for drivers accused of DWI or DUI to attend special classes in order to "erase" the traffic violation points.

Customers can learn more about ways to save on auto insurance by talking directly to an agent by phone or in person. Special discounts might apply to military veterans, senior citizens and individuals who belong to certain national organizations. Paying in advance for auto insurance premiums can also earn customers major discounts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

$500 Southwest Gift Card #Giveaway

Hi guys - I am helping to promote this giveaway. In exchange I am receiving a link in the giveaway.

Welcome to the MPM BTS Transportation Sweepstakes

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 - Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: A Medic's World, My So Called Balanced Life, Life with 5 monkies, Reviews 411, Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, Michigan Saving and More and Plum Crazy About Coupons.

One winner will receive a $500 Southwest Gift Card.

Giveaway ends September 19th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

This would be an awesome giveaway to win. Wouldn't it? Well please enter using the form below!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Camping 2014

My daughter and I went on sort of a spur of the moment camping trip.  - It was more spur of the moment than usual - because we only had like 3 days planning time. My husband had to work - so he just set up the camper for us. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Keeping the Elderly Happy and Healthy

As your father and mother grow older, sometimes it becomes more difficult for them to care for themselves, stay healthy, socialize regularly, and make new connections. For working couples who are busy with their own family members it sometimes can be challenging to make sure their own parents are taken care of too. This is especially true if they are suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or another disease that requires full time care. That’s why small senior care homes are ideal. Unless you have a large home and can hire a full time nurse, having a loved one live with you is not always possible. The good news is that an eldercare home offers everything they need: quality care, the opportunity to make new friendships, and moments for them to create joy every day.

Deeply Formed Friendships

Forget the stigma that sending the elderly to a home is a way of spending less time with them. Not only can you spend more quality time with your parents but they can form new loving relationships, which will make them happier and feel more joyful when you visit them. Many times the other elderly that live there are seeking out new friends and need someone to talk to. Encourage your loved ones to make new friends while living at their new home and they’ll have deeply formed friendships that will provide them with constant joy.

Quality Care

Professionals that are able to provide quality care to an elderly person who has Alzheimer’s for example is what they need. A loved one can receive quality care at an eldercare home where professionals are skilled at taking care of them. They will be able to give your loved one the attention they need and make suggestions in regards to their health. Here caregivers can cater to each individual’s needs in order to provide a stable setting for them. A compassionate staff can make all the different to an elderly loved one who is struggling with a disease or illness.  

Moments of Joy

Senior homes also have activities that the elderly can participate in, providing them with opportunities to mingle with other people their age. They can chat with people and discover what they are going through. They can also play games and create moments of joy in the process. Looking forward to seeing you when you come and visit will also give them something to look forward to. Moments of joy will exist when your loved ones are in a loving environment where people care.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#RIPROBINWILLIAMS - What Will Your Verse Be

Like many of you, I am so saddened by the death of Robin Williams. It is so heartbreaking and hard to comprehend what he must of been feeling. To be so loved by the world, but to be so lonely and depressed. I have always been a big fan of his. I loved Mrs. Doubtfire and remember seeing that in the theater when it first came out  - with my sister and we just cracked up so much.

One of my other favorite movies of his is - Dead Poets Society. This commercial came out recently and I was like - that's from Dead Poets Society!

Robin Williams narrates this - I love this! I am so sad :(

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale #Review

Hey all - I've got another review for you! It is called the Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale!

And they have the word "Guru" in the product name & I am turning into a scale Guru! (being that I've reviewed a few - lol) But this one is really super cool and I want to give you some more info. on it.

Product Description:

  • HELLO! WE ARE THE WEIGHT GURUS: Thank you for taking a minute to learn more about our scale. Our goal is to help people master their health. That's why we designed the Weightless Scale to make weight management more convenient with smartphone tracking and more encouraging with our Weightless technology. Read on to see if this is the right scale for you.
  • A WEIGHT LOSS SCALE: The Weightless scale is the only scale specifically designed to encourage weight loss. The FREE Weight Gurus App tracks progress which encourages you to reach your goal. Our Weightless feature lets you manage your weight by how much you've lost instead of how much you weigh. With Weightless you decide how to view your weight - by the number (e.g. 173.4lbs) or weightlessly by weight change (e.g. -12lbs).
  • SMARTPHONE TRACKING: If desired, sync weight by simply scanning your scale's display with your iPhone's or Android's camera. Store entries, view trends and chart progress. (Smartphone not required for basic scale use).
  • OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE: 100% satisfaction guarantee. 5 year warranty. Helpful product guides (instruction manual and setup videos). Questions or concerns? Email:
  • ALL THE FEATURES YOU'LL WANT: Auto Step-on (turns on automatically when weighing). Auto Off. Auto calibration. Auto user detect (important for multi-user homes - e.g. husband/wife). Supports up to 8 users. Non-slip, scratch resistant feet. 4 ultra-precision weighing sensors. 400lb capacity. BIA Analysis for Body Fat, Lean Mass, Water Weight and Bone Mass. +/- .1 lb resolution. Durable tempered glass construction. Large weighing platform (150 sq inches). Extra Large, Backlit LCD (4.3"). Kg / Lbs. 4 AAA batteries included.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Grab Green Product #Review

Today I want to tell you about a product(s) that I have been trying out for about two weeks. They are from the company called Grab Green.


Here is the company's story taken from the website: (Our Story)

Before I became a mother, I didn’t give much thought to the kinds of cleaning products I used in my home. My laundry detergent left my clothes clean and fresh-smelling, and that was all I really cared about. But after my two daughters came along, I learned about the toxic and irritating chemicals in most commercially available laundry products and I decided that if I couldn’t buy the safe products I wanted to use on my children’s clothing, I would have to make them myself.
After a lot of research and experimentation, a few major logistical hurdles and delaying the project for a few years, I decided to dive in headfirst and contacted all the organic chemists I could find who might be able to help me. Before long, I was actually doing it – creating a full line of laundry and home cleaning products that were effective and safe for families. It’s been a great journey so far, from making homemade detergent in my kitchen to a full line of environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Our future is looking great and we plan to continue creating new products that make cleaning safe and convenient. My goal for GrabGreen® is to help you have not just a happy home, but a healthy and safe one as well.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

$1.00 off #Coupon for #accuflora

Hey I want to tell you about the #freesample I got from Smiley360. It's for the probiotic accuflora.

accuflora™ is a probiotic supplement that contains 5 beneficial probiotic strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus, the live culture typically found in yogurt.accuflora™ may help replenish your body’s good bacteria and maintain a healthy digestive system.*
Why may probiotics be helpful for you?
Rich meals, dairy products, preservatives, stress, and age can all affect your body’s digestion. As a result you may experience stomach upset, bloating and changes in regularity. accuflora™ can help support your digestive health and help regulate your body’s internal balance.*
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  • I just finished the first week of the accuflora challenge. I am going to take this for at least a month and see what happens. So far I think it's working & great to help with the bloating.

    If you would like a $1.00 coupon off of accuflora then click here.

    Also if you would like to join click here.

    Now is a good time to join Smiley360 - they just updated the whole website and now it's even easier to share and also more missions and free samples for members!

    Disclosure: received #freesample from Smiley360. no other compensation was given.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Civil War Re-enactment

    Saturday they did a Civil War reenactment In Petersburg, VA (which is the town right next to me)

    it was to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of what is known as the Battle of the Crater. Which on July 30, 1864 - which basically short version - Union Soldiers blew up a mine and created a huge "Crater" Then there was a huge battle between the confederates and union. Well over 4 to 5 thousand people died at this battle.

    Read more about it here and here.

    I also wrote a post on it before with pics - here - and had some pictures of the actual Crater too.

    Here is some pics I took of the re-enactment:

    Union Soldiers and their camp:

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale #Review

    Hey guys I've got a scale review for you. I've gotten a few scales lately. And I have tested this one out recently. But then I am thinking I may save this one for a family member - this would make a great gift for someone!

    That being said here is some product info and I tried this out for my review too:

    Product Description
    ~The Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Differential Detection was designed and engineered in the USA to provide a comprehensive yet simple weight management solution to measure and track your weight. Featuring BMI Measurement and Auto Recognition Technology, the Ozeri WeightMaster weighs up to 400 lbs and displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. Immediately after displaying your weight and BMI, the scale's Weight Differential Detection displays your "net weight change" from your last weigh-in (L1), the average of your last 3 weigh-ins (L3), and last 7 weigh-ins (L7). By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster empowers you to see how your current weight changes day to day, from the last 3 days, and over the previous week. For users who would rather just focus on their weight trend without worrying so much about the actual numbers, the WeightMaster features Color Alert Technology, which displays your weight change in a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback. With built-in intelligence, the WeightMaster requires no complicated synching and spares you the data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives. Precision engineered and durably made, WeightMaster auto-calibrates with StepOn technology and auto-powers off to preserve battery life. The Ozeri WeightMaster is made out of impact-resistant tempered glass, and equipped with non-slip scratch-resistant feet that won't damage flooring. Ships with batteries included, and backed by Ozeri's 100% Hassle-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.

    Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash #Review & #Giveaway

    I recently received some Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face wash. I can also offer one person a bottle of it in a giveaway too. Read on for more information:

    Product Description
    Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash is the perfect clarifying cleanser for the whole family! Every skin type can use this gentle, oil-free, pH balanced cleanser. Foaming Face Wash gently cleanses while maintaining skin's moisture level. Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and fresh from head to toe!

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Shake the Crave #Review

    Hi guys I got this product free to review, called Shake the Crave. And it is from the company Trusted Health Products. Shake the Crave is a new incredibly delicious, guilt free shake.

    And here is some more information from the company:

  • Thick and creamy – tastes like an old-fashioned, hand-dipped milk shake from a small-town creamery.
  • Experience a “new normal” in the way you feel.
  • Feel more satisfied and full longer.
  • Boost energy levels and feeling of well-being.
  • Great to drink at breakfast or lunchtime, as a healthy snack or quick meal on the go.
  • 100% pure ingredients.
  • Made with real vanilla bean and real cocoa bean