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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tattoo Sales

Temporary tattoos are enjoyed by people of all ages. The temporary tattoos by Tattoo Sales have proudly been made in the USA for over 25 years. 
We got some fun Halloween tats, and can't wait to wear them. We've tried some out already, and they go on easy, as well as come off easily - when you want them to!
Check it all out at Tattoo Sales on Facebook, as well as Tattoo Sales on Twitter.

reCAP Mason Jar Lids

Check out the Original reCAP Mason Jars pour cap! Making Mason Jars the perfect multi-purpose container for everyday use.
Transform Mason Jars into on-the-go drinks: water, tea, smoothies, and milkshakes! Organize pantry items like grains, cereals, and rice. Shake, pour, and store - everything from homemade dressings to buttons and bolts!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Native Box - September 2014

Australia's #1 Eco-Friendly automatic monthly subscription service is Native Box. Each month you will receive a box full of great Australian sample products delivered straight to your door for you to try! Everyone loves a surprise and what a better way than joining the ongoing subscription so you'll never miss your monthly box!
I received the Classic Box for September. Receive an assortment of natural personal care, food, lifestyle, household, and even cleaning items in sample or full sizes. Carefully hand picked for your everyday needs. Native Box is excited to be with you every step of the way, whether you are new to living a healthy life style or have been on this journey for many years, there are always new and exciting products to explore on the market place! There are so many choices out there and it is not always easy to find no-toxic products so Native Box has cut out all the hard work and done it for you. The dedicated staff have personally hand picked and spent many hours researching for you so all you need to do is sit back and wait for your special delivery to arrive each month!

The September Box included:
* At One Foods - Raw Food Bar
* Piranha - Chicca Chips
* Probiotic Solutions - Room Spray
* Essentially Natural - Aloe Vera & Lavender Fabric Softener
* Eat Rite - Nature's Cuppa Ceylon Organic Tea
* Sindhiya - Soapnuts
* Essentially Natural - Organic Coconut Chips
* Anerah Skincare - Organic Eye Recovery Cream

Check it all out at Native Box on Facebook.

Elementary Box - October 2014

Build a sense of community in your classroom (or in your homeschool room), boost student performance, and treat yourself with the monthly teacher subscription box - Elementary Box!
What's In The Box?
Because teacher's work hard, each month you will get a box filled with fun and useful items for your students, classroom, and you!

Something Special For Your Students
Motivate your students with rewards such as stickers, fun pencils, tattoos, bookmarks, and more! The October box was filled with fun Halloween themed items!

Something For The Classroom
Watch as your students master their concepts with these fun and useful teaching tools that fit the needs of your classroom! The October box, geared towards 1st Grade for Callan, had great word building tools, and sight words, and great teaching tools.

Something Special For You
Maybe it's a fancy tumbler or a fabulous badge holder, but it's a hand crafted gift especially for you! The October box had handmade feather pens in it! So cute and creative!

Teacher Tips
Shared ideas and tips every classroom teacher should know. Including some of the latest apps and activities.

Win A Year Supply Of SOS Pads #Giveaway

In 1917, a Wear-Ever Aluminum cooking utensil salesman by the name of Irwin Cox was looking for a way his customers could keep their new pans shining bright. His invention: a pre-soaped steel wool pad. The idea was born in the basement of Cox’s home by dipping steel wool balls into a hand-grade liquid soap and then allowing the pads to air dry. Cox’s wife called the pads SOS, which stood for “Save Our Saucepans.” The SOS Pads were so popular that Cox found himself with a hot new product line. A U.S. patent was issued for the concept in 1918 and the following year an investor group was formed in California to manufacture and sell the product. Almost 100 years later, SOS remains the number one problem-solver for America’s greasiest, grimiest, grungiest jobs.
We've been using SOS Pads in my family for generations. I remember as a kid having to do the dishes, and hated washing the pots and pans, unless I could use an SOS Pad, then it was easy, and I did not mind. We've also used them to shine and wash rims on our vehicles, to clean the outdoor grill, and even have used old SOS Pads (the steel wool) in craft projects! These things are awesome, and I hope they will still be around when Callan is an adult.

 This Promotion is not administered or sponsored by Clorox or its affiliates, but solely by Hanging Off The Wire, and by entering this promotion you agree that The Clorox Company and its affiliates are not in any way responsible or liable for any damages, injuries or other claims you may have as a result of your participation.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Flares App & Slammer Snacks

Want some peace of mind this Halloween? Flares (think: shooting a flare) was designed as an unobtrusive app that allows kids to check in with one push, giving parents their coordinates in real time; upon viewing, the flare disappears after 40 seconds. Great tech for trick-or-treating this Halloween, kids can quickly shoot a flare from time to time letting their parents know they are safely roaming the neighborhood that they're supposed to be in. Flares launched in September and was featured as a 'Best New App' in the Apple store. Flares is a one push answer to the question "Where are you?" and works by allowing the user to choose a recipient or a group.
How smart and fun is this app? I downloaded it and use it with Jason and some other friends. Callan is too young for a cell phone, but I would use it with him too if he was older! Great idea! And while you and your kids are using the Flare app this Halloween, give them some Slammers Snacks to keep them healthy, and fill them up with goodness instead of candy!
Slammers Snacks are an awesomely delicious on-the-go snack, with super healthy organic ingredients, designed to energize for every activity. Slammers is for all the busy parents and active kids with great taste in food!

Dreamworks Animation Halloween Fun

Here are a few fun things for Halloween, from Dreamworks Animation! Happy Halloween!

Touched By An Angel #Giveaway - 3 Winners

Touched By An Angel from Chicken Soup For The Soul

About The Book:
Seen or unseen, angels are all around us. In this collection of 101 miraculous stories of faith, divine intervention, and answered prayers, real people share their incredible experiences with angels and the many ways they touch our lives. You only have to look to find the angels in your life. These divine guides, guardian angels, and heavenly messengers help and guide us when we need it most. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from religious and non-religious, about hope, healing, and help from angels.

My Thoughts:
With the recent loss of my father, this book brings me great hope. Hope that my son and now my father are watching over me and watching out for me, together! I probably miss more signs than I realize. This book makes me a bit more aware, and to be on the lookout for wonderful signs from my loved ones.

About The Authors:
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Gabrielle Bernstein, a New York Times bestselling author and sought-after motivational speaker, is one of today’s inspirational role models and a next-generation thought leader.

Buy this book at Touched By An Angel on Amazon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Under Wraps

Danny and older sister Eleanor fall into an adventure of a lifetime when Danny accidentally unleashes a centuries old curse involving mummies, phaoroahs, and nefarious villains! When their archeologist parents go on an expedition to an ancient Pharoah’s last resting place, Danny sneaks into the tomb and finds a sacred amulet, which he takes home. When he accidentally breaks the amulet, all sorts of chaos follows, starting with his parents turning into mummies! Eleanor and Danny frantically look for clues to solve this nightmare but the police, an evil assistant, and a mysterious visitor from the past are suddenly getting too close for comfort.

This is a super cute movie. Callan was engrossed in it, and I have to say, so was Mama! (Shhhh!) I loved the sister, Eleanor! She is perfect for today's modern teen! Love it! A good movie for this time of year - family fun mummies and ghouls!

Halloween Themed Party Supplies

The Big Dot Of Happiness Trick or Treat Halloween party theme is perfect for a school event, family celebrations, costume party, or trick-or-treat pre-gathering. With more than 200 customizable themes, this is truly a one-stop shop for planning the perfect party! We got customized items for Halloween fun from The Big Dot Of Happiness!
Fang-tastic Halloween events begin with a party theme that has spooktacular party decorations and supplies. From creepy-cool skeletons to black cats and witches, The Big Dot Of Happiness has Halloween party ideas that will make your event stand out among all the rest.
Get inspired with the craft tags and shaped cut-outs for all of your party crafts. And, of course, no Halloween party is complete without a boo-dacious candy buffet. Choose from a selection of Halloween candy and then add themed treat boxes and candy wrappers. Top it off with DIY party wrappers around all of your candy jars and containers to bring your sweets table to life.

The possibilities are endless! Check it all out at The Big Dot Of Happiness on Facebook, as well as The Big Dot Of Happiness on Twitter.

Xoundstar Smart Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Enjoy great sound and hands-free phone operations anywhere with the Xoundstar speaker. Wirelessly connect it to your phone, laptop, PC, or other Bluetooth-enabled device to enjoy rich, clear audio while listening to music, movies, or games. Answer and receive phone calls hands-free. Plus - talk to SIRI without having to pick up your phone.
Designed for superior performance, the Xoundstar Bluetooth speaker gives you a high-quality sound experience with full-spectrum audio and superb clarity.

Audio functions
Once your wireless speaker is paired with your Bluetooth device, you can easily control the volume, play and pause, and skip to the next or previous song.

Phone functions 
The Xoundstar with built-in microphone functions as a portable speakerphone for your incoming and outgoing calls. Make calls, answer calls, refuse calls, and redial the last number.

SIRI compatibility
Just press the "Talk" button on the speaker to activate your SIRI-enabled device and you're ready to speak and interact with SIRI.

NFC compatible
The Xoundstar pairs easily with devices equipped with the new NFC (Near Field Communication) close-range wireless communication standard. NFC allows two-way communication between enabled Smartphones and other devices for easy exchange of photos and other information.

Long battery life
When fully charged, the Xoundstar gives you up to 10 hours of audio play.

This little speaker is bad-ass! We love it! And they are not outrageously priced either! Awesome!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.