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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

KidKraft Review!

Hi Neighbors!

PI of Products reviewed a Personalized Medal Holder from KidKraft.  Since I have children taking TKD this is a really neat idea.  It would work great to hang jackets or sweaters on too!  Read the review below and see what you think.

We have been doing a lot of outside work today.  Finishing with the dog pens, cleaning and totally re-arranging the deck and deck furniture, etc.  Today we will be investigating a Personalized Medal Holder from KidKraft.
KidKraft

This medal holder can be personalized with a name up to ten characters.  There are six different colors (red, green, blue, black, purple, pink) that you can choose for the font and graphic.  



This personalized medal holder is REALLY neat.  It is very easy to put together and then it is ready to hang up!  We hung this right inside the door of our Dojang.  The Tournament we attend has trophies and not medals, so we have it to put coats and such on.  


This medal holder is very well made and looks like it will last a long time.  The color is very nice and bright and hasn't faded or peeled as of yet.  There are five hooks on the holder that are just the right size.  Not huge, but not so small things fall off.  


It is well worth purchasing this personalized medal holder from KidKraft.  You can purchase this or other awesome products on the KidKraft website.  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with their latest news.  

RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION...

KidKraft is a #1 Company!

CASE CLOSED!!!

So, what do you think of her investigation?  I think she pretty well covered it.  See you soon!




Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reebok Outlet Beat the Clock Sale

Hi Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 
ONE DAY ONLY: Reebok Outlet Beat the Clock Sale - Up to 35% Off
On your mark... get set... go! On Wednesday, 4/23 you can get up to 35% off on Reebok Outlet during the Beat the Clock Sale, where the earlier you shop, the more you save. However wait too long and you will miss out because as the minutes tick on, the savings decrease. Here's the breakdown...
12:00- 2:00pm receive 35% off
2:00 - 4:00pm receive 25% off
4:00 - 6:00pm receive 15% off
The longer you wait, the less you save, so make sure to hit the sale early and hard. Before you know it, the day will be over and the deals will be done.

If you are going to purchase new Reeboks, you might want to stop by this sale.  The earlier the better!




Another $5 GC Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors!

Here we go with another $5 GC giveaway!  This one is for Dairy Queen!  You can get a nice frozen treat.  This is our fourth $5 gift card.  So, for this one I think we will make entry pretty easy.  The main entry will  be to leave a comment telling us what your favorite DQ treat is.


As an extra entry, give us a suggestion of a name for our new pup.  We will be picking her up in a couple of weeks.  Our other dogs are Pansy, Grace, Glory, and Jubilee.

I hope you are enjoying the $5 GC giveaways!  Be sure to keep checking in!  See you soon!

Little Passports Birthday Giveaway

Hi neighbors!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Little Passports 12 Month Subscription Giveaway + Melissa and Doug Toys
That's right! You can win a 12 month subscription to one of the best learning tools for your children, Little Passports. Enter now and you could have your own subscription by the end of the month as well as some of the hottest toys on the market from Melissa and Doug! This prize is valued at $250, but let's be serious...you cannot put a price on your child learning fun facts about the world we live in! Little Passports allows your child to develop knowledge on all kinds of different historical figures, eras, locations and traditions, turning them into a true citizen of the world. And YES...it is super fun! The deadline to sign up to win this prize is April 25th. If you miss out on this weeks opportunity, don't fret...There is one more week of giveaways to enter. Use the link below:

http://platform.votigo.com/fbsweeps/sweeps/Birthday-Giveaway

Claritin is Looking For Mom Bloggers!

Hey neighbors!

Any of you interested in becoming a Claritin Mom Crew member?  There are presently taking applications for this year.  Here is some more information:

We're Looking for Moms Who are Passionate about
Helping Other Moms who Face the Challenge of Children's
Seasonal and Indoor Allergies
Perhaps you have a child with seasonal allergies?
Maybe you've combated allergies your whole life?
Even better you're a loyal fan of Children's Claritin® Allergy Products?
Kids should be kids, living vibrant lives filled with play. If you’re a Mom with a child who suffers from allergies, you know firsthand the effects they can have on your child’s daily activities. You might also spend a lot of time learning about children’s allergies or speaking to other Moms with the same allergy concerns. Children’s Claritin recognizes a mom’s need to alleviate her child’s allergy symptoms, so they can get back to their vivacious and energetic lives.
Children’s Claritin, invites you to be considered for membership for the 2014 Children’s Claritin Mom Crew. The Mom Crew is a group of Mom ambassadors who are not only loyal to the Children’s Claritin brand, but are passionate in sharing their knowledge about children’s allergies with Moms online and offline. This exclusive crew "meets" in an online community created for Moms of allergy sufferers. We are looking for Moms who are passionate about sharing information and experiences with other Moms of children with allergies.
Children's Claritin products provide 24-hour, non-drowsy allergy relief. Plus, it is the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Non-Drowsy Allergy Brand. However, Children’s Claritin recognizes while they provide a great solution, Moms still have questions about the issues they face when it comes to their child's allergies. Since its inception in 2012, the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew have served as a resource for hundreds of moms sharing education, information and support in dealing with children’s allergies. The existing members of our Children's Claritin Mom Crew have done such a great job, that we want to continue the circle of knowledge, sharing and ideas by expanding our group!
We are currently evaluating Moms interested in joining the Children's Claritin Mom Crew. When Moms are empowered with valuable information to help their families, they like to share and that is exactly what we'd like to continue:
Children's Claritin Mom Crew members will receive exclusive benefits throughout the year such as:
  • Electronic assets, such as blog buttons
  • Exclusive event kits, including:
    • The opportunity to get moms together for a fun outdoor play date in the Spring time
    • A fun and engaging program for Back-to-School
  • The chance to share your thoughts with the Claritin brand directly
  • The ability to contribute to materials that will educate other moms and families
Since we face the challenges of allergies every season, we'll be engaging Children's Claritin Mom Crew members year round, with many more opportunities!
Although there will be some time requirements involved for contributing to the community, we want to make sure this is a fun and valuable experience for all participants! Children's Claritin Mom Crew Members will be asked to:
  • Actively participate in discussions in an online forum
  • Host offline events with friends and peers
  • Report feedback via regular online surveys
  • Disclose they are a member of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew
More details on the participation will be provided after the initial selection process.
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew, please click here to registerIf you are selected to participate, we will be in touch with more details.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Your Friends at Children's Claritin® and MomSelect

Be sure to apply if you are interested.  It is a great program for anyone who has a child/ren suffering from allergies.  Thanks for stopping in!

Check Out These Kitchen Accessories

Hey Neighbors!

Here is another post from Hope's Cafe for our Sprucing for Spring fun!  Hope found these gadgets at Vacu Vin.  They look really handy to have!  Enjoy her post!


I love finding new gadgets and tools to make life easier or more fun, and that is especially true when it comes to the kitchen-my favorite place to work! Recently I discovered a company that has a whole catalog of just such tools for your kitchen, called Vacu Vin. I'll be honest; I had never heard of Vacu Vin until last month. After checking out their website, I'm wondering why I haven't discovered them before! From the handy slice and catch tool to the cute and useful PopSome cake decorating set, you will be amazed at the choices.

I received the Instant Marinater, and the Active Cooling Carafe for review. The Instant Marinater is an amazing tool that every chef needs in their kitchen! I have used it several times in the past few weeks, and I know it will get a lot more use now that the weather is actually staying at warmer temps. This might look like just a pastic storage container at first glance, but it's so much more. Place your meat (or whatever food you're marinading) in the dish, add your marinade and snap on the lid. 




The process doesn't stop there though; next you attach the included pump handle to the center of the lid, and pump out the air in the container. Let your food marinade for the required time (using the instant marinater it's only minutes!) and you're ready to go. The idea is that by pumping the air out of the container, it creates a vacuum effect, which opens up the pores of the meat. This means the marinade soaks in within minutes, and it also tenderizes the meat, for a flavorful, tender, tasty meal in less time than I can write about it! In case you're thinking this is too good to be true-it really does work! I used this for some sweet and spicy bar-b-que chicken legs, and literally only left the chicken in the marinater for about 10-15 minutes before cooking. And the taste came through great!


The seal ensures no air gets in while marinating

The 2nd item I received is also one we will be getting a lot of use out of over the spring and summer. The Active Cooling Carafe will chill your beverages-without ice-in 5 minutes, so as I said-a lot of use this summer! It's perfect for outdoor bar-b-ques and back porch get-togethers, because it doesn't water down your drink as the ice melts. Instead, freeze the cooling elements for several hours before use, then replace in the cooling stand. 





Fill the carafe with tea, lemonade, milk, juice, etc. and slide it down into the cooler. In 5 minutes you've got a nice, icy cold drink! I actually used this with freshly-made (hot) sweet tea, and even though the tea wasn't just room-temp, but actually hot, it only took 7 or 8 minutes for it to reach a cold temperature! I would recommend the Active Cooling Carafe to anyone who likes ice cold drinks without the watered-down, melted-ice aspect of it!





Be sure to visit Vacu Vin and check out all their other great products for the kitchen and table. I'm sure you'll find at least one or two items you would love to add to your kitchen!

Now, are those some nice products for your kitchen?  I am thinking they would be a good addition for anyone's kitchen.  Be sure to stop in again soon!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tea Collection Friend and Family Sale!

Hey neighbors!

Tea Collection's Friends & Family Sale: 20% Off Everything
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

I thought some of my neighbors here At the Fence might be interested in the special sale starting tomorrow at Tea Collection.  I have really enjoyed exploring their site, and with a couple of friends expecting later this year, I am sure I will be going back.  Take a minute to stop in and look around!

Nothing better than spreading love to friends and family, and that is just what Tea Collection is doing! For just two days only (4/22 and 4/23) you can receive 20% off everything on Tea Collection during their Friends & Family Sale. Take advantage of the sale and pick up twirly dresses, colorful Tees and sweet baby items for summer. Also check out Tea's new sporty selection of swimsuits for your little water bug. Feel free to tell your friends and family, because there is always enough Tea Collection love to go around. 





Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a GREAT week!  See you soon.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Our Dogs LOVE Milk Bone Brushing Chews!



Hey Neighbors!

It is beautiful outside today!  We have been working outside on the back deck and now I am taking a break to get this post up.  It is so much work digging out from winter.  All the covers on our chairs needed removed and put away, we had to sweep all the dust and leaves off the deck, dust down all the tables and set up my water fountains again.  We still have some work to do, but decided a break was in order.  Today I am going to tell you a little bit about Milk Bone Brushing Chews.



While I am writing this post I have three Shelties happily chewing on their Milk Bone Brushing Chews sitting around me.  They heard me get the packages for the review and they know what is in the packages.  I love that not only are these chews tasty to them, but while they are chewing them they are actually cleaning their teeth.  Giving your dog Brushing Chews is as effective as brushing.  Now, if you are anything like me, brushing my dogs teeth on a regular basis is just not on my schedule.  Start a new routine with Milk Bone Brushing Chews.


Here is a little information on Milk Bone Brushing Chews:
Designed with nubs and ridges to clean like bristles on a toothbrush
Reduces up to 80% of tartar buildup
Dental Twist Bone cleans even hard to reach back teeth and down to the gumline



Giving your dog a Brushing Chew daily is equivalent to brushing twice a week.  This makes taking care of your dog's teeth a little easier.  Now they just line up and get their chew!

I have some really great news for you!  Not only did I receive the Milk Bone Brushing Chews, but I received a $25 Visa.  Now I can purchase more.  The best news though, is one of you will receive the same thing, Milk Bone Brushing Chews and a $25 Visa GC.  So hurry up and enter this giveaway!  Your dog will love you!

See you soon At the Fence!  Have a GREAT weekend!

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. The Milk-Bone® dog products, information and VISA gift cards have been provided by the Milk-Bone® brand.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tomboy Tools for Girls

Hey Neighbors!

I think these are perfect for my family!  The girls and I are always, hanging a picture, tightening a screw or working out in the yard.  Having a set of these tools would keep us from constantly raiding my husband's toolbox and would definitely keep the males from borrowing ours.  They are PINK!  Hope's Cafe reviewed these items and I am seriously considering these.  Read the review and see what you think.


As we're nearing the end of our Sprucing Up For Spring event, I have to tell you that I really, really enjoyed the opportunity to review this company's products! Tomboy Tools specializes in tools for women-be it tool kits, garden tools, power tools, plumbing, auto, etc. they have a wonderful selection of tools for women. And the best part-you don't have to worry about hubby or son taking off with them, because they're pink! Yes, I said pink tools!

I received the Garden Bucket set and Tomboy Traveler set for my review. The Garden Bucket was quickly claimed by M, the youngest-she loves to garden, and always enjoys the planting, caring, and gathering in her bounty. 



As of yet, it's still a bit too cold for her to plant (would you believe we had snow and hail a couple days ago?), but she did use the garden snips already to trim our rose bushes that look on the verge of death, but always grow back over the spring and summer.



The Garden Bucket set comes with a 2-gallon bucket, a transplanting shovel, cultivator, gloves that have a rubber grip, and knee pads. This would be the perfect Mother's Day gift for any mom who loves to garden!






The Tomboy Traveler is a set that I claimed for myself (although I have had some children borrowing various tools-and  make sure they bring them right back!). The kit includes a magnetic head hammer, 16' tape measure, multi-bit ratchet screwdriver, pliers, quick changing utility knife, torpedo level, rubber grip gloves, safety glasses, sanding block and carpenter's pencil, all stored in a zipper-closure wide-mouth canvas bag. 




Seriously, I love these tools! I have used them so many times for something as simple as hanging a picture or fastening down our landscaping fabric, to building a new piece of furniture or measuring our dojang floor for matting.








As you can see, Tomboy Tools were quite the hit with the girls in our family. We love that they're "girly" and chic, making you feel feminine even while working, and of course, not having to worry about the guys taking off with your tools is the best! Check out Tomboy Tools today, and see if you don't fall in love with their one-of-a-kind pink tools!

I hope you enjoyed this review from Hope's Cafe.  This is one I wish was a giveaway!  enjoy your weekend.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

French's Crunch Time Entrees

Hey neighbors!

Have any of you tried the French's Crunch Time Entrees?  We received two different flavors to try.  The family LOVED them.  We made both of them the same night using chicken, although you can use pork, beef or seafood.  We had the Sweet and Sour and the Buffalo chicken.  Half my family really enjoys Buffalo flavored products the other half not so much, so fixing both at the same time solved that problem.


The French's Crunch Time Entrees are so simple to prepare.  You cut your meat into bite size pieces, dip them in a bowl of beaten egg and then roll them in the crust mix that has a little flour mixed in.  Place them on baking sheets and bake.  Once they are done you add your sauce.  The Sweet and Sour was almost like a honey glaze.  The Buffalo was pretty hot, so taste it so you can add to your taste preferences.


The family preferred the Sweet and Sour, but that was only because some didn't even try the Buffalo.  Too spicy for them.  We will definitely be using these again.  They make it so easy to make a meal of chicken something special.  (Or pork or beef.)  We added rice as a side dish.


The French's Crunch Time Entrees also come in General Tso's and Chipotle BBQ.  I have a feeling my older children would like both of these.  The younger two will probably stick with the Sweet and Sour.




Are you feeling hungry?  French's Crunch Time Entrees make it easy to serve a special restaurant-style meal, without a lot of fuss.  Just add a side dish and of course dessert.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Love Kuranda Dog Beds



Hey Neighbors!

Kuranda beds sent us one of their Bunk beds!  Yes, I said bunk beds for a dog.  This is great!  They are perfect for our females when they have pups.  When the mother needs to get away she can jump on the top and the pups can't bother her.  If you are looking for a sturdy, dependable dog bed be sure to read this review.



The Kuranda beds are extremely well made and easily put together.  You can use them inside or outside, whichever you and your dog prefer.  The bed frames are made of a patented poly resin, furniture grade, co-extruded pipe.  The outer layer of the frame is glossy and able to stand up to different weather conditions.  You have several choices for the bed material.  You can choose from heavy duty vinyl, textured nylon, outdoor mesh, or smooth nylon.  Each one has different benefits.  The beds come in single or the bunk bed style.  The bunk bed style saves room if you have more than one dog.  You can also choose from several sizes.




Kuranda beds are recommended for their orthopedic design.  They work well for dogs with hip and joint problems.  These beds are super for larger dogs who need the extra comfort for their hips and joints.  The beds have other healthy benefits for your dog, such as keeping them up off the cold floor and of course allowing air to circulate underneath when it is hot.  You can also place a pad on the bed for extra comfort.



Kuranda Chew Proof Guaranty:

Your dog can get sick from digesting the stuffing from ordinary “pillow” type dog beds. The Kuranda Bed is the only genuinely chew proof bed available. With choices of the Poly Resin Bed or the sturdier Aluminum Beds, there hasn’t been a dog born that we couldn’t build a bed for. This is why the Kuranda Beds are far and away the choice of professional Kennels, Shelters, Rescues & Breeders.




We are going to use ours on the back deck over the summer.  This way the dogs will be able to join us when we are sitting out back enjoying the weather.  You can see in one of the pictures our cat decided to try out the Kuranda bed.

The Kuranda beds are easy to clean.  I just brush any loose hair off, and can quickly wipe down the frame and actual bed.  This also makes them perfect for kennels, shelters, rescues and doggy daycares.  You can find more information on the Kuranda website.

We highly recommend the Kuranda Dog Beds!  I am actually thinking they might be great in our kennels outside.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure and leave a comment or share our post about Kuranda beds with your friends!

See you soon!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.