Wednesday, December 12, 2018

3D Innovations DeskCycle



Hi Neighbors!!

I know I would love finding one of these 3D Innovations DeskCycles under my tree!!  What a great way to exercise while working at your desk, whether doing blogging, schoolwork, or anything else that requires you to spend long hours sitting at a desk.  DeskCycle allows you to exercise while working.

We often sit for long periods of time without moving at all.  By using the DeskCycle under your desk or in front of your couch, you will be moving your legs.  This exercise can help you improve your health, lose weight, and even help with stress levels.  Most people today find it difficult at times to add exercise to their already busy schedule.  DeskCycle allows you to do two things at once.  Not only is it good while working at a desk, but you can use your DeskCycle while gaming, reading a book, watching a video, or whatever you might do while seated in a chair.


The DeskCycle does require some minor assembly when it arrives.  It was very simple though, and they supply the wrench needed to tighten the bolts.  It really was easy.

The DeskCycle has a display, that has 5 functions.  You will be able to monitor speed, distance, calories, time and scan.  The really neat thing I liked though, is it comes with an extra cord and stand so you can have the display sitting on your desk where you will be able to see how you are doing.  Also included is a velcro tether if for some reason you find the DeskCycle moving on you, you can attach it so it will not move.




There is a dial on the back that sets different levels of resistance.  The levels are 1-8.  DeskCycle uses magnetic resistance and is a very quiet running cycle.  It would not even be noticed at work under a desk.  You can also pedal backwards, to get a different range of motion.



Visit the DeskCycle website and take a moment to follow them on their social media.
Faceboo - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

One neighbor will receive a DeskCycle in this giveaway!! Must be US.  Will try to get there by Christmas, but could be later.

Great to see you!! Stop by again soon!!


Ciao! Baby Chair



Hey neighbors!!

I love this ciao! baby chair!!  It is a portable high chair, set up like a folding camp chair.  It even comes with a bag to carry it in.

So, we took the chair over to let B try it out. It folds and can be carried just like a camp chair.  We took it out of the bag and unfolded the chair.  It has locks on each side, so make sure you have these snapped into place before placing your child in the chair.  The chair is made of a strong nylon fabric.  It has a vinyl tray for food or toys.  There is a small netting cup holder.  I love the safety features of the way the leg holes are built right into the chair.  B can not slide down and out, which seems to be a pretty common occurrence with some seats.  The actual straps that snap together are on the back of the chair.  No more accidentally pinching baby skin.


I like that ciao!baby, is a portable high chair  It is so easy to take to a park, a friends house or on a trip where there may not be a high chair to use.How many times have you had to hold your child on your lap because there was no high chair available?  You could purchase a ciao! baby chair and keep it in your car.  I also love that the chair has a vinyl, easy to clean tray.  For that matter, you could hose the whole chair down if necessary.

We are thinking about using this for B's birthday party this weekend, so that when he gets cake all over it is easy to clean up.  It will also be easier than bringing his regular high chair as we are going to an enclosed pavilion in a park.

Look at the ciao! baby website and follow them on their social media!
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

Thanks for stopping in!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wobble Stool by Uncaged Ergonomics



Hey neighbors!!

Wait until you see this incredible stool by Uncaged Ergonomics.  It is called a Wobble Stool.  It is designed to allow you to move around while sitting at your desk.  You can sway and rock and even move side to side while sitting on this stool!! This would be a great gift for someone who spends all day at a desk.


My husband tried it out first for me.  The height is adjustable, so even short people like me can use this stool.  There a buttons under the seat of the chair that allow you to raise and lower the seat.  Be sure your feet can comfortably touch the ground.  You definitley do not want to set the stool too high and fall over by losing your balance.



This stool has a nice cushioned seat.  The base is designed to return upright after use.  The base also does not leave marks on your floor.

Uncaged Ergonomics has several other products to improve your work station.  They have raised standing desks for standing to work, adjustable monitor stands that raise your monitor so you are not slouching, and ergonomic keyboard trays which will help your wrists.

Stop by the Uncaged Ergonomics website and take a look around.  Be sure to follow them on their social media too.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE
Instagram - HERE

See you soon!!

Ellie Claire 365 Devotional Journals



Hi Neighbors!!

So much going on here lately.  It is nice to take a moment and share these beautiful 365 Day Devotional Journals from Ellie Claire.

To start with, the covers are beautiful!!  I really would have a hard time choosing which one I like best.  Each devotional journal begins January 1st.  They are not actually by days of the week though, so you could start later and work your way back around.  Each day has a teaching or thought, and a portion of Scripture to read.  There are then several lines, for you to fill in your own thoughts or even prayer requests.




The books are very well made and have quality pages for writing on.  Each devotional has a ribbon to mark your place, and an elastic band to hold the book closed.

Peace Begins With Me, has a Scripture at the top of each page, followed by a short study or story.  You then have the area to write your own thoughts.  Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus is set up with a short quote or verse at the top, followed by the study or story and then a Scripture to read followed by the area for your thoughts.  The last devotional, The Earth is the Lord's and Everything In It is set up like the first devotional.  I will say here for most of my neighbors that they do not use KJV, but it is not hard to look it up for yourself.



These books would make excellent stocking stuffers or gifts.  Perfect for a gift exchange too!!

Photo Gifts For The Win! #Collage #PhotoGifts

I don't know about you, but some of my favorite gifts to give and receive are photo gifts. Whether it's a framed print, a canvas, photo book, a t-shirt with a picture printed on it, or, just maybe, a photo blanket, I love them all! There's something special about a gift that literally has memories printed on it.

I recently received the opportunity to create a photo blanket on Collage.com and it was such a fun process going through iPhoto and choosing what pictures to include on the blanket. Collage offers multiple blanket options, and for the 50x60 fleece blanket, they recommend anywhere from 1 to 80 pictures...that's a lot of memories and fun going into one gift! I believe I ended up with around 60 pictures on my project. You can personalize so much more than just the pictures; add a background color or texture, text, or even arrange the photos into one of a variety of shapes. Maybe you're creating a photo blanket for a newlywed couple's first Christmas? The heart shape would be perfect to add pictures from their wedding and make a very memorable keepsake! The options and possibilities are literally endless on Collage.com.



Once I placed my order, I was very anxious to see how the finished project turned out. The printing and shipping process took less that two weeks, so it wasn't long at all before I was able to see the result. The blanket itself is a very cozy fleece that is just perfect for cool weather. The pictures turned out so nicely, and I love being able to look back at my favorite memories from this past year on one enormous "photo album"! The blanket can be used solely for display purposes if desired, draped at the foot of a bed or the back of a rocking chair. I like to display mine at the foot of my bed, but also use it for movie nights in the living room. Many people, myself included, love to snuggle up with a blanket while reading a book or watching a movie, so this really is both a useful and beautiful gift idea.



Collage.com offers many gift ideas, from photo blankets and books to photo mugs, phone cases, and even Christmas tree ornaments. Whoever you'r shopping for, I'm pretty sure you can find the perfect photo gift at Collage! Head on over and take a look - you can thank me later! ;)


Swagbucks December Deals



As we quickly approach Christmas, Swagbucks knows you still have lots of shopping to do, and they're offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.  

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!   

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Potty Duck for Potty Training



Hi Neighbors!!

Here is a unique idea for the toddler who is starting to take an interest in potty training.  This cute little Potty Duck comes with his own little toilet.


The toilet has two suction cups that attach it to the side of a tub.  You then take the little duck and squeeze him under water so he will fill with water.  Allow your child to hold him over the toilet and squeeze him to squirt water into the potty.  They can then flush the toilet and it will flush out the bottom of the toilet.  Use the time playing with Potty Duck to teach your child words you will be using like: potty, toilet, whatever word you will use for pee.



What a unique teaching tool to show your child how to use a potty.  I was able to watch children at ChiTAG playing with the Potty Duck at their display and each one of them was having fun.



Little B took a bath and was playing with the Potty Duck.  T decided to show him how the Potty Duck works.  She kept squirting the water from the duck into the potty, and then flushing the potty.  B liked sticking his hands under the potty as it flushed.  He also enjoyed stealing the duck!!



From the Potty Duck website: 

The idea for Potty Duck began when Fred's two­-year­-old daughter was playing with a squirt toy. She picked it up and squeezed it to send water shooting from its mouth. He noticed a few drops of water leaked from a second, smaller hole on the bottom of the toy. Fred made the hole a bit bigger, and that night they had a lot of fun making the squirt toy pee.
A few days later, his daughter stood up and said, “I want to go like [the squirt toy].” They hurried to the bathroom for one of her first successes!



You can purchase Potty Duck on their website for $19.95.  If you need to replace your duck you can for just $4.95.  Follow them on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
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Thanks for stopping in!!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gramma In A Box



Hi Neighbors!!

No, it's not a new game.  Wait until you see this subscription box I just became aware of!!  It is called Gramma in a Box, and it is just like receiving a special gift box in the mail from Gramma each month!  Each month you will receive cookies with frosting and sprinkles to decorate, along with supplies to make 2 candy crafts.  Almost everything you need will arrive in the box, except for a few minor common items you should find in your kitchen.  You can easily do all three projects in a small amount of time, or you can spread the activities out over a day or two.


If you live close enough, you could get this each month and complete the activities together with your grandchildren.  If you live too far away to visit often, what a great idea for sharing in some fun.  Today, with all the technology available, you could even do a video call and enjoy the project time together!  This is also a perfect subscription box for moms who just don't have all the time to get creative, as everything is pretty much ready in this box that arrives at your front door, and rather than making 2 dozen cookies at a time to decorate, you can just complete a small project.  A subscription to Gramma in a Box would make a great gift idea!!

Just look what came in our box.



And wait until you see what we made!! All I needed to add to complete this kit were the bowls to melt the chocolate in and a spoon, knife, scissors to cut the tip of the icing bags and I used a straw.  Obviously, with younger children, mom will need to supervise, but I know my daughters at 10-12 years of age could have easily done this on their own.  Each activity comes with its own instruction card to walk you through each step.  I also like that on the back of each card is a list of the ingredients just in case your child is allergic to something.




So, we began with the first project, which was Hot Chocolate Treats.  You do need to microwave the melting chocolate discs in this, so this is where parental supervision is needed.  I am not going to give away all the steps, but these were very easy to make and my daughter loved her's with her hot cocoa later in the evening.






The second project was Holly Wreaths.  This project also required melting the chocolate discs in a microwave.  The only thing I changed in this one was, I used a straw to make the center hole instead of the suggested handle of the spoon or a butter knife.







Our third and final project was Winter Cookies!!  We received 2 trees, 2 gingerbread people (we made one girl and one boy), and 4 snowflakes!!  The hard work of baking was already done for us, so all we had to do was decorate the cookies with icing and sprinkles. One of the cookies disappeared right after being decorated because someone could not wait to try one.








Our Gingerbread people were having a snowball fight.


I am so glad we discovered Gramma in a Box!!  Everything was ready to complete the projects other than a few kitchen supplies.


We really enjoyed completing the projects included in the Gramma in a Box.  I really believe this is special way to show your love to your grandchildren.  Each month they can receive a box of love from gramma!!

A Gramma in a Box subscription is basically $20 the first time.  If you sign up with a recurring debit or credit, your first month will be $10.  They also have a 3 month - $55, a 6 month - $110, or a 12 month - $220.  The box is shipped the first week of each month.

This is such a unique subscription gift box idea.  Now the best news is, one neighbor can win a 3 month subscription to Gramma in a Box (US only).  So go visit the Gramma in a Box website and follow them on their social media.  Then be sure to enter this giveaway!!
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Thanks for stopping in!!