Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Deer Hunter Tees Review

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There are a few things in life that husband enjoys a lot and deer hunting is one of them. So, when I was given the opportunity to review a t-shirt from DeerHunterTees.com, I gladly accepted!

My husband's t-shirt
"Life's Priorities"

This hunting season tee is perfect for him or any man or woman that enjoys hunting. With deer season just around the corner, this and any of their other t-shirts would make a perfect gift for the hunter on your list!

If the wide selection of t-shirts isn't enough, Deer Hunter Tees offers a guarantee that every product is of the highest quality and will fit properly or they will provide a replacement as soon as possible.

Visit Deer Hunter Tees for your hunting season tee!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Beauty and the Feast Event!

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Beauty and the Feast Flash Giveaway Oct 29-Nov. 1, 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness October Relay Dedicated to Our Lives

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October has been a month of Breast Cancer Awareness. Having lost one of my favorite people to breast cancer, I know the importance of beauty. It begins on the inside and shines through--regardless of the trials. This giveaway is not only about personal beauty but decor and more.

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Trick or Treat Safety Tips

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Trick or Treating is almost upon us, but before you send your little ones out to scare up some goodies, keep in mind that their safety is of the utmost importance. Here are a few safety tips to keep everyone safe and happy!

  • Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace, or flashing attire for visibility. Light-up shoes are also practical, and ever-so-noticeable on a dark Halloween night.
  • Adults should plan out a route in advance and check it during the daylight for such obstacles as broken sidewalks (or no sidewalks), construction, or other obstacles that could trip up trick or treaters. 
  • Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.

  • Require well-fitting or practical shoes to be worn. While adorable as a costume accessory, trick or treaters should wear sturdy shoes and no the princess high-heel or too-large boots.
  • Avoid costumes that drag on the ground. Costumes that drag can trip up little feet or get caught on bushes or other obstacles. Not fun! 
  • With the thought of comfort, pick costumes that are potty-friendly as well. While we're talking about this subject, remember to make sure everyone uses the potty before you leave the house and plan for a pit stop at some point during your trick or treating!
  • If your child's costume comes with a mask, test for full visibility and breathing. If the mask doesn't pass the test, see if you can make a few alterations before the big night!
  • Only trick or treat at houses that have a porch light on. Residents who do not wish to be bothered by trick or treaters often leave off their lights as a sign that they do not want to participate or that they are out of candy.
Remember...Safety First!

Chantal Copper Fusion 11 Inch Saute Skillet Review & Giveaway!

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When you find the perfect cookware, cooking no longer becomes such a chore, as it does a feeling of doing something wonderful for your family. I was recently given the opportunity to review a wonderful piece of  cookware from Chantal, the 11 inch Copper Fusion Saute Skillet with Cover
This pan features a wide, flat bottom, straight sides, and a long ergonomic handle and a shorter helper handle on the other end for ease in transfer and weight balance. The tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor and view your meal and the stay-cool handles provide a seamless interior surface. It is completely safe to use with all utensils, including metal. This Copper Fusion product is perfect for going from the stove top to the table or into the refrigerator or freezer, and completely dishwasher safe. And if that isn't enough, it's available in Chili Red or Onyx, both very attractive!

The Copper Fusion Skillet is truly an amazing pan, I find myself using this skillet for everything! Unlike other products, your food doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan and clean up is a breeze! Copper Fusion's naturally stick-resistant enamel surface does not emit toxic chemicals (such as PFOAs) while heated. This makes enamel the HEALTHIEST cooking surface available!

Made in Germany, Chantal integrates a worldwide patented process that fuses copper between two carbon steel plates for superior conductivity to create the Copper Fusion® cookware line. Copper is the best conductor of heat which means each Copper Fusion cookware piece will heat quickly and evenly, with no hotspots.

Chantal offers many fine Copper Fusion products, all equally dynamic and innovative in design. These products and more can be viewed and purchased online or at the 2012 Chantal Warehouse Sale in Houston, Texas.  Chantal is opening it's doors to the public for BIG savings on select cookware, bakeware, and other high quality kitchen items during the first three weekends in November on the following dates and times:

Chantal's Headquarters
5425 North Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77086

Friday to Sunday ~ November 2nd - 4th
Friday to Sunday ~ November 9th - 11th
Friday to Sunday ~ November 16th - 18th

Fridays ~ 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays ~ 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays  ~ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

This sale is in-store only, no phone, fax, mail-in or Internet orders accepted for this sale. Not all items are available in all colors. Receive up to 75% off discontinued, blemished, overstocked and many one-of-a-kind items at this wonderful event! While supplies last!

Chantal has generously offered to give one lucky reader a chance to win a 10 inch Fry Pan! Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below...Good Luck!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Choose Your U...Blogger Opp!

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Choice Your U Event

Prizes: Wii U Console {2 units = 1 a month}
Event dates: 11/2-11/30 & 12/2-12/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Country Bob's Review & Giveaway!

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I recently reviewed Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. This product is more than just BBQ sauce, with a very unique flavor, that can be used on a variety of food, such as steak, chicken, french fries, hamburgers, fish or whatever you can come up with!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Looney Tunes Personalized Children's Book

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Looney Tunes was always a favorite of mine as a child, so when I was given the opportunity to review this book, I was excited, especially since it was to be a personalized book!

For my personalization, I chose the story, "Off to See the Wizard", for my son, Tristan. The very first page has a dedication, "To my baby, Tristan, from Mommy...I love you!" Then the story begins, incorporating Tristan, along with his sibling and the town we live in. This book is so cool! Wouldn't it be wonderful for all of your children's books to be personalized? 

Simple Beginnings For Decorating Your Room

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If you happen to be a fan of a well-decorated home, but you simply don’t have the budget to hire an interior decorator to do the job for you, you can always go the DIY route when decorating your home. You don’t need to be intimidated by the scope of the job. While you may not be a professional decorator, you know what you like. By looking at the task simply, you'll find that there are several ways to give your home the designer look you want without having to actually hire a professional decorator.

A very popular room in the home to decorate is a bedroom. Whether it’s an oasis retreat for you and your spouse after a long and difficult day or if it is a fun and playful room for one of your children, the inspiration for these rooms can start with something very small. The launching point for a great many designs, both professional and for DIY'ers can start with something as simple as a piece of fabric that catches your eye.

This fabric can dictate the overall color of the room, the theme of the design and the other accompanying fabrics or pieces of furniture you end up using in the room when decorating. However, there are a few different approaches you can take when you’re using a piece of fabric as an inspiration for a rooms design and d├ęcor.

The first thing you’ll want to do, if the fabric is a pattern with various colors, is to coordinate the colors that you use in the room with the fabric that you've chosen. If, on the other hand, the fabric is a solid color, look for complementary colors or other fabric patterns that incorporate the color of your fabric choice.

In addition, while you’ll want to use your inspiration fabric in your design, don’t be afraid to use it as much or even as little as possible. If you want, you can use the fabric to sew large curtains with your inspiration fabric. You might want to keep it simple and use that fabric on an accessory like on an accent pillow or a handmade curtain valance. How you use the fabric will largely depend on how strong of a pattern or color it is and how much you like it.

You’ll also want to make use of the various resources you’ll find places like the BedBathStore. With the huge selection you’ll find, you can find corresponding sheet sets, comforters, drapes and other bedroom and bathroom accessories.

Lastly, remember that there are no real rules when it comes to interior design. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you like it, you should use it. As long as you’re comfortable in your bedroom and you like the way it’s decorated, that’s really all that matters.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Greek Fashion For Fall

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For those who are new to college life, there are so many exciting elements of the transition that internalizing all of them can be head spinning. Greek life is one of the most exciting aspects of attending college, although a lot of people don’t quite know what to expect. The fact is, “going Greek” comes along with a great deal of tradition and responsibilities, and fashion is often a big part of this. Consider the following elements of Greek life to be aware of if you’re new to school, all of which can help you to get the most out of your experience.

The Daily Routine
Whether you’re joining a fraternity or a sorority, you’ve got to have the right gear on your side in order to fit in. The daily routine in Greek life is all about supporting your fraternity or sorority by wearing clothing that advertises your pledge. Those joining Alpha Kappa Alpha, for example, should do their best to stock up on as much AKA gear as possible; hats, sweatshirts and tees are all great examples. AKA Gear such as these pieces tend to be very casual in nature, and are perfect for wearing around campus. Embracing the daily routine of Greek life doesn't have to be difficult, and can actually be a lot of fun.

Special Events
A big park of Greek life comes down to the special events that occur throughout the week and almost every weekend. Whether it be a social, formal get-together or other kind of party, you’ve got to expect that you’ll need the right clothing in order to fit in with the crowd. “Greek-inspired” parties, for example, are very common, and pieces such as togas, laurel leafs and loud belts are all typically worn. For a formal event, you’ll simply want to throw on the best clothing you own and do everything possible to look your best. This can be easier said than done on a college budget, but owning even one formal ensemble can help to make sure you don’t fall short.

The Bottom Line
Joining a fraternity or a sorority can be anxiety-producing at first, but there’s no getting around the fact that it is a great way to foster community and great memories. So long as you have the right gear and ensemble pieces on your side, you shouldn't have to worry about fitting in; regardless of where you go to school.

Drugstore Divas' Halloween Giveaway!

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My family loves Halloween and trick-or-treating...the only problem is that we have always lived in the country, so getting trick-or-treaters to our house is virtually impossible! So, our tradition is that we go trick-or-treating instead. I think Mom and Dad love it just as much as the little ones do!

 Who's wants to do some virtual trick or treating? 

We are joining with Drugstore Divas and A Bride on a Budget and a few our blogging friends and doing virtual trick or treating, sponsored by Reclip.it. 

  Reclip.It is a new site just for deal lovers. Follow your favorite deal sites all in one place and discover deals that matter to you quickly. Create your custom deal feed from the most popular deal sites and blogs. No more clogging up your Facebook news feed and email inbox! Find just the deals you love and reclip to share with your friends on Facebook 

OOFOS & Qzip in Pink Flash Giveaway!

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OOFOS + Qzip in Pink Flash Giveaway Oct 25-26, 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness October Relay Dedicated to Our Lives

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Our today's sponsors have been on the market for a while, providing both women and men with comfortable shoes and clothes.

The OOFOS Company has put its amazing technology of energy absorption into shoes. With each step, you feel the comfort without extra bump against the walking surface. What's even more interesting, you can wash your OOFOS shoes and extend their life and "looks" for a long time!

With Scottevest you will always be organized when traveling. All of their clothes have numerous pockets with zips and specially designed accommodations for different things like phone, traveling papers, wallet, keys, glasses, even extra clothing like gloves and hats.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Koret Designer Handbag Flash Giveaway Oct 24-25, 2012 

Breast Cancer Awareness October Relay Dedicated to Our Lives

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What amazes us, women, is a tiny misunderstanding from others that we need a bag, a purse, and a little something for almost any occasion in our lives. There's no figuring out IF we need a bag. The answer is always in the positive. The only question remains: What color, what style, what size?

KORET is one of a few designer companies that offers classic styles and affordability for any woman to choose from and enjoy. You can easily find a bag to accommodate your personal preferences and to meet requirements of any occasion!

Oh My Goodies 11K Giveaway!

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Oh My Goodies hit 10,000 fans~!~
That is why we are bringing you this 
AMAZING Giveaway~!~
This giveaway has 14 prizes. 
Each prize will  have one winner! 
That means we will have 14 winners~!~

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Flirty Apron Bib Giveaway!

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This is a really awesome and unique giveaway! Flirty Aprons are adorable, super functional and practical! Enter to get your own Flirty Apron!

15K Wrap With Jolene Giveaway!

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Let's help Wrap with Jolene celebrate! Enter to win today!

3-8-1 Candle Giveaway!

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3-8-1 Candles Flash Giveaway

Oct 22-23, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness October Relay

Dedicated to Our Lives

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What an awesome giveaway! Candles are fantastic, I love the feel of my home when I have a great smelling candle burning, and what an amazing way to support Breast Cancer Awareness! 

3-8-1 Candles offers the very best in highly scented, hand-poured 22 oz jar candles with genuine jewelry inside. The fragrance lasts until the very end making any room enchanting. With 32 unique scents there's something to call your own from romantic and exotic to simple and fresh and everything in between. From the moment your candle arrives, you'll discover the difference, high quality glass in a square shape with a minimal label give these candles an elegance of their own. The details continue with the hand-poured, double wicked candles dusted with glitter for a shimmer with or without the flame. Not just a candle, 3-8-1 Candles offer genuine jewelry inside. Beyond being the only company currently placing genuine jewelry treasures in a 22 oz. candles, 3-8-1 Candles is also the first company to offer genuine jewelry inside with their "Little Lady" candles, custom tailored to little girls and young ladies. No fake jewelry, no costume jewelry at 3-8-1, ever: EVERY 3-8-1 jewelry piece is crafted from genuine fine jewelry metals including Titanium, Tungsten, Stainless Steel, .925 Sterling Silver, 10k, 14k, and 24k gold. Each genuine jewelry piece has a retail value of $39.99 to $1,000. You might get a ring, a brooch, earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, or an anklet – but it will always be real candle jewelry in 3-8-1 candles.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Disney FairyTale Weddings Giveaway!

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It's every little girl's dream to look like a princess, and as we grow into women, our dream never changes. Who wouldn't love to look like a fairy tale princess, if just for one day?

Dreams do come true, especially for women who grew up dreaming of a fairy tale wedding modeled after their favorite Disney Princess character. Alfred Angelo and Disney debuted their first collection of bridal gowns, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo, at the National Bridal Market in Chicago on October 2, 2010. This marked their first collaboration, the bridal gown collection is inspired by the essence, style and personality of seven iconic Disney Princess characters: Ariel, Aurora/Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana. Since then the collection has extended to Disney Maidens and Disney Blossoms allowing for a full bridal party in fairytale style.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Peach Suite

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PeachSuite Wholesale Hotel Supply and Restaurant Supplier offers a wide variety of products and supplies for any motel, hotel, resort, restaurant, or even for the home, if you need to stock up for a party or get-together! 

Hotel and Catering Supplies can be purchased from a company that is family owned and operated since 1981, with more than 30 years in the Hotel Supply industry business, both from the customer and the vendor/partner perspective. Everything needed to run a successful business can be ordered from just one place, PeachSuite. From quality cookware, catering supplies,janitorial supplies, furniture and everything in between. Visit the PeachSuite website and let them help make your business a success!

This is a sponsored post in which I was compensated for writing.

GradSave Sweepstakes!

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GradSave is an amazing program that assists you in saving for your child's college education. It that isn't enough, now GradSave is offering a $10.00 discount to anyone who purchases a gift card for the amount of $25.00 or more. These gift cards are redeemable online for any 529 Account college savings plan and are the perfect gift that will last a lifetime! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tonka Dump Truck Flash Giveaway!

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Tonka Steel T.S. 4000 Dump Truck Flash Giveaway!

October 18th-20th, 2012

ZipZ Shoes Review & Giveaway!

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Teenagers are always difficult to please, especially teenage girls when it comes to fashion. My 16 year old daughter, Alannah, is no exception! 
Alannah's White ZipZ Shoes!

Blue Earth ~ Book Review & Giveaway!

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Tragedy can strike anyone at anytime. Sadness and dismay do not discriminate, as the main character in this book knows. Carver Heinz, a 7th generation German farmer from Blue Earth County, Minnesota lost his wife and small daughter when his wife left him. Times were tough, and many farmers were in the middle of a terrible farming crisis. Many farmers, including Carver Heinz lost his dream and his home to foreclosure. Carver was forced to leave his home in Mankato and move to the city where he found work as a service station attendant. This was not the job of his dreams, nor the place in which he wanted to be.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Can you prevent getting the flu?

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Flu season is almost upon us, but are you ready? Here are some helpful tips for avoiding the flu this year:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Photo to Canvas Review & Giveaway by Signs On The Cheap

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When I was given the opportunity to review a product for Signs on the Cheap, it didn't take me long to decide that I wanted to review a canvas print and I knew exactly which photo I would be using. When my youngest son, Tristan was born, we, of course, took lots of pictures in the hospital. One of my absolute favorites was a picture that my oldest daughter, Amanda took of Tristan and Dominic. It's just precious!
Dominic & Tristan

Grad-Save ~ The No-Gift Party

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Grad-Save is an awesome way to start saving for your child's future. Instead of buying birthday gifts that only last a short while, why not give your child something that will last...their college education! 

The "no-gift" party theme is becoming more and more popular, especially as the cost of college is continually increasing. This type of party allows not only parents, but friends and family to contribute to your child's education, and still celebrate the birthday boy or girl. Don't buy another toy made in China, with lead paint, when you can give a gift that will last a lifetime!

Think about this...a mere $25.00 per month can easily add up to $10,000 if you begin saving when your child is a toddler. What a great start to a college education, and for less than a dollar per day!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, for which I have been compensated.

Win a Fantasy Flash Giveaway!!

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Enter NOW to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate to EdenFantasys.com! 

This giveaway is only open until midnight tonight and in a FLASH it will be gone!!

This giveaway is NOT sponsored by EdenFantasys.com; prize is provided by Missi Rose's Coupons & More

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Parnevu Hair Care Products Review

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When asked to review Parnevu Hair Care products, I immediately accepted. I absolutely love to try new beauty products and lately my hair has been slightly dry and not at it's best due to my thyroid disorder. Anyone who has a thyroid condition will know that along with a very sluggish metabolism comes dry skin and definitely dry hair!

Glass Handbag Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Glass Handbag Giveaway! Oct 11-17, 2012


Hosted by Diva Fabulosa Sponsored by Glass Handbag

Being a mom, a caretaker, a supporter, a cheerleader to many, you are so busy taking care of everybody else in the world that taking care of your needs and your wishes often times comes last in line. It will be different this time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Crypt Keeper Costume Review!

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My seven year old son, Dominic, has a slight obsession with any costume that is creepy or scary. He and his brother, Tristan, wear costumes all year long, not just for Halloween. So when deciding which costume we would choose to review, we looked through lots of zombies, vampires and all of the most frightening characters that BuyCostumes.com had to offer. He finally decided on The Crypt Master

My son, the Crypt Master!!

This costume is great! It is made very well and with lots of detail, and of course it was a perfect fit. We couldn't have asked for a better quality costume for trick-or-treating this year. An amazing costume makes for an amazing Halloween!

BuyCostumes.com has a wide variety of costumes, with sizes to fit adults, teenagers, kids and even infants. There is a character appropriate for every one's taste, whether you like the scary costumes, the funny costumes or even if you want to be your favorite super hero for the night.

Check out BuyCostumes.com for your costume needs this year! 

StopZilla Anti-Virus Software Giveaway!

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Anyone with a computer needs a good anti-virus software, but most of them cost an arm and a leg to subscribe to or buy. Thanks to StopZilla and Heidi from Save More, Spend Less with Heidi, two lucky readers will win a subscription to StopZilla Anti-Virus, valued at $39.99 each!

Read Heidi's review HERE!

“Software on your computer helps you do everyday activities.  But if you don’t have anti-virus software viruses can attack your computer and make it susceptible to a lot of damage.   I’ve always used other brands of software to protect my pc’s but decided to give Stopzilla a try.  I’ve used Stopzilla for just over a month and so far so good but my favorite feature is that they have Stopzilla available for Android devices.” – Heidi
–USA/CAN, 18+ Only–
–Ends 10/14—

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Kindle Fire/SavingStar Giveaway!

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Who wouldn't love to receive a Kindle Fire for Christmas? 
Enter to win this fabulous prize and make someone very happy this Christmas...or keep it for yourself! 

This Kindle Fire Giveaway is sponsored by SavingStar and brought to you by Madame Deals Media. **Powered by Mommy Needs Her Coffee and Madame Deals**

Rockboard Scooter Review & Giveaway!

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Once in awhile, I get to review a product that my children are super excited about..the Rockboard Scooter was definitely a hit! This scooter is actually two scooters in one, with the advanced Rockboard technology, you can tear up the pavement in rockboarding mode or quickly and simply transform the scooter into a low profile kick scooter. Assembly was super easy with very user friendly directions including a DVD so that you could actually see what the scooter is capable of doing. 
The scooter that I received to review is capable of holding a person up to 200 pounds, so needless to say, the whole family was able to have fun! My seven year old son was the first one to try the Original Rockboard Scooter, and in no time at all he got the hang of it. He was zipping around the park non-stop and didn't want to leave. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

How to Actually SEE the pages you "like" on Facebook!

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I don't know if everyone has noticed, but lately most of you are not seeing all of the posts from the pages you "like" on Facebook! I know that when I post something, the number of fans that supposedly have seen my posts are extremely low...so sad because there are tons of great things being posted by me and other bloggers.

Here is a great post by The Mom Show...she explains how you can start seeing all of our posts once again! 
Thanks April!

Click HERE!

Nature Pals FREE Blogger Event!

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 Mom Blog Society FREE Blogger Event!!
This free event is for the Nature Pals mobile and Gymini! If you'd like to join this free even simply sign up here!