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Monday, December 22, 2014

Pet House Candle #Gift Idea



Hey Neighbors!

Here is a super smelling candle!  We chose the Pumpkin Spice scented Pet House Candle.  It smells sooooo good! Designed for pet loving homes, the Pet House candle helps freshen your home and neutralizes odors.  As a pet owner, I believe some of us do not realize that pets can leave an odor in the home, even if it is ever so faint.  Non-pet people often pick up on these odors.


One Fur All has these Pet House Candles that will help you with this.  They presently have three fragrances available.  You can choose from: Pumpkin Spice, Fresh Citrus, or Lavender Green Tea.  The candles are 100% soy wax and are made in the USA.  Each fragrance is formulated with an odor neutralizer and infused with their blend of natural essential oils.  These hand-poured candles are dye free and burn for approximately 70 hours.


The Pet House Candles are available for $19.95.  You can purchase them on the One Fur All website, or check their locator for a store near you.  One Fur All supports non-profit rescue organizations.  Be sure to follow One Fur All on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


Even if you don't own a pet, you just might want to try their pet candles anyway.  They smell great and you will be helping them support some rescues.



Thank you for taking time to visit.  See you soon!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sugar Drop Cookies


Hello Neighbors!

We have been doing a LOT of baking recently, and today I want to share a recipe that I really like! :D  First I got everything out that I needed, turned some music on to listen to while working, and started putting everything together. First preheat oven to 375.   Here is what you'll need:

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla



In a bowl mix: 2 1/2 c. of flour, 1 1/2 tspn of baking powder, 3/4 tspn of salt and one 1 tspn of cinnamon.
Then in a different bowl mix: 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 c. of oil.
Then in one other bowl mix: 2 eggs and 1 tspn of vanilla extract.  Then add eggs and vanilla into sugar and oil mixture and mix.  Next pour the flour mixture in and stir.  Spray cookie pan lightly with baking spray.  In a bowl put a small amount of sugar, roll the dough up into little balls and drop them in the sugar.  Roll them around to lightly coat with sugar, then put them on the pan!  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Yum!

                                                        They look so yummy! :D

                                                    Waiting for them to get done!

                                            Here they are after they were done baking!
                                                 
 I hope you all enjoyed the recipe!   See you At The Fence!

Trixie has Grown!





Hey neighbors!

It has been awhile since I could sit down and write a personal post.  We have been so busy with products for the Holiday Gift Guide.  I hope you have enjoyed the reviews and giveaways.  We already ave more products lined up.  We have a couple more to share before the holidays and then we will take a small break.  I am sure we will still post, but we are actually going to take a breather.  Be sure to stop in still to see what is happening and to do your daily tweets on giveaways.

Watching her shadow.
She crawled in here by herself and kept popping out to attack anyone going by.


Peek-a-boo!

She decided the girl's purses hanging up made a nice bed!
Now to our subject in the title.  Trixie has grown so much!  She is one of the sweetest kittens I have ever had.  Many cats do not like attention, but she loves to be held and cuddled.  She has the loudest purr too!

She might want to visit Paris!


I have shared some pictures on Facebook if you follow me there you have seen them.  She finds odd places to sleep and unique items to play with.  Personally I think she is one of the prettiest cats too!  Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend!

See you soon!

Cover Your Hair #GiftIdea

Hey neighbors!

Take a look at the wonderful products that Cover Your Hair sent us!  My daughters are really enjoying them!  We received a beautiful Zig Zag Infinity Scarf and a set of Paisley Scrunchies.



The Scrunchies are a pretty purple.  My daughter has ben wearing one of them all day today!  It is perfect for casual wear.  My daughter will be pairing it up with a denim skirt and purple blouse.  Purple is one of her favorite colors!  There are two pieces to the set.  One is a regular scrunchie, the other is a scrunchie with tails.  Really cute!



The Zig Zag Infinity Scarf is in beautiful fall colors.  My two daughters went out for a photo shoot this afternoon.  They decided to use the Infinity Scarf.  The pictures came out gorgeous and my scarf has disappeared.  I am not sure if I will ever see it again!



Cover Your Hair has many beautiful pieces for your hair.  I enjoy visiting their website and looking around.  They have everything from scarves to hats, hair clips to hair brushes.  Another interesting item they carry are Tichels.  Visit the website to learn more!




Cover Your Hair is a one stop shop for hair accessories.  Be sure to follow them on their social media.
Twitter - HERE
Facebook - HERE


Cover Your Hair is going to send one neighbors an assorted hair accessories Gift Box valued at $25. (US only)  Obviously this giveaway will not end in time for the holidays.  Be sure to enter!

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to you coming again!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Gifts For Lefty's! #HolidayGiftGuide #Lefty'sLeftHandedStore #FoodieFriday

Do we have any left-handed readers? While I myself am right-handed, my mother and two of my siblings are leftys. Yeah, I grew up hearing that "Only left-handed people are in their right mind" all the time! Needless to say, when I first learned about Lefty's the Left Hand Store a couple years back, I thought it was such a wonderful idea! Lefty's was gracious enough to send us an item for our gift guide, so let's see what you can add to your shopping list for the lefty in your life!

We received the 4-Piece Left-Handed Kitchen Utensil Set for review. This set includes a slotted spatula, stir spoon, pot-sitter, and wok tool, all designed for the left handed person to use. I tried using one, and found it very awkward-is this how leftys feel using the normal tools we rightys all take for granted?


The tools are very well made; obviously being bamboo, they're quality tools that will last. I love that the bamboo makes them safe for use in any pan. Of course I needed a leftys opinion, to know how comfortable it was for use. No surprise, M thought it was great! And, at the price of only 19.95 for the 4 piece set, this would be an incredible-and very well-received-gift this holiday season!





Beautiful set of left-handed bamboo kitchen tools including a 14" Slotted Spatula, 14-1/2" Pot-Sitter, 15" Wok Tool, and 13" Stir Spoon. 

• Tool ends are angled for use in the left hand. 

• The Pot-Sitter, or Lazy Spoon, is the customers' favorite. Notched to fit on the edge of the pot, it eliminates messy drips. Perforated spoon.

• Bamboo never gets too hot to handle and can withstand high heat. 

• The set comes in an attractive mesh bag. 

• Bamboo is elegant, strong, renewable, and does not swell or shrink. 


Be sure to visit Lefty's and check out all the other great items they have. School office, tools, kitchen, watches, music, and fun stuff for leftys are all available for purchase in their online store!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Animal Planet Dog Travel Bed! #GiftIdea

Hi neighbors!

Her is a perfect gift for a dog lover, or even your own pet!  Animal Planet has a Dog Travel Bed.  We travel quite a bit and this is perfect for when one of our Shelties can come with us.  Glory was the first to try the new bed!


I like the handles for easy carrying.  The bed folds in half and then clips shut with the sturdy clip you see below.


When you get to where you are going you just unclip, open and your dog has a bed!  Pretty easy!





We used ours on our front porch that was just recently enclosed.  Perfect for going out and watching the birds and now Glory can join us on the travel bed.  Or maybe Belle will.  This actually wonderful to have for Glory.  No matter what room you are in, she likes to be with you, or at least with one of us.  She always tries to find something to lay on, whether it is a towel someone dropped, a t-shirt the boys left out, she uses my kitchen rug when we are in the kitchen.  She even curled up on M's pile of scarves one day.  Anyway, the travel bed can now be moved from place to place for her when we are home.




At first she only wanted to sit on the bed until Hope encouraged her to lie down.  She did fine after that.  Of course when Hope left, she did too!  Hope is her favorite, I am only a standing when Hope is not around.




The Travel Bed has a soft plush fabric on top and a water resistant fabric on the back.  The foam inside makes this a comfortable place for your pet to lie down.  It is 35 inches long and 22 inches wide.  I know we will get a lot of use out of this Travel Bed from Animal Planet.


Be sure to check out the other products Animal Planet has to offer.  You can find several of their dog products at Kohl's and other similar stores.  You can also locate them on Amazon.

Thank you for stopping by today!  See you soon!

SchoolhouseTeachers.com - A Great Resource for Homeschoolers! #Review


SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review

Hey neighbors!

Have any of you ever tried SchoolhouseTeachers.com?  This is a great resource for homeschoolers, but I also want to tell you to also works for those whose children attend public or private schools.  I recently received the opportunity to try out their Yearly Membership.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an unending resource of material.  You can download worksheets, lessons, as well as take online courses.  I am totally amazed at all that is available through this website.  If you or your child enjoys online learning, then you really need to visit their website and learn more.


SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review

I like their Schoolhouse Dailies.  This section allows you to go in and print off worksheets each day for a variety of subjects and varying age levels.  Not only is there math and grammar, but they cover other subjects, such as: writing, copywork, explorers, spelling and more.  I like using these worksheets for math and writing.  The writing gives daily prompts to help your child get started.  For example:
Describe yourself to someone who is sight impaired. You are going to have to rely on senses other than sight!
Your child then completes the writing assignment.  You can do this daily or pick and choose from the list of prompts.


I am also excited about starting the violin course after the holidays.  My daughter is getting a violin so we will be accessing this class quite often.  It is basically a video course, that has print offs for scales and such.  I have personally gone through and previewed a few of the lessons and M will be starting this in January.


We are also going to add the photography course.  My other daughter really enjoys taking pictures.  She is often playing with different settings to see what they will do.  This course will help her in choosing the right settings, finding the right balance and of course just generally increase her knowledge of photography.  This course is a text course that can be read online, or printed out.  I suggest when you print out a course like this one that you have a folder or binder to place it in, so your child can come back to reference it when needed.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com aso offers courses for children who have graduated or for adults who want to learn.  There is a course on Family Nutrition that I am interested in going through.  I will probably have the older girls try this one too.  This course is a mixture of text and video lessons.

As you can see there is so much to choose from.  This can be your curriculum source or you can use it in addition to your chosen curriculum, or perhaps for just electives.  You could use it for extra work to just help improve skills.


Besure to follow SchoolhouseTeachers.com on their social media.
Facebook - HERE
Pinterest - HERE

A year's subscription to SchoolhouseTeachers.com would make a great gift idea for homeschoolers!  There is a special going on right now through Christmas day.  You will receive 40% off the monthly price ($7.77 a month), or 50% off the yearly subscription ($64.26).  Homeschooling families who sign up at this special rate will keep this rate forever, as long as they maintain a continuous membership.


SchoolhouseTeachers.com Review

Thank you for stopping in today and be sure to visit again soon!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Splash Math Review

Hey neighbors!

I had the opportunity to review Splash Math an app available in the App Store and I think you just might like it!



As a homeschooler, I am always looking for apps that will educate my child while they are having fun.  Splash Math is one of those apps.  It is easy to use, yet entertaining enough to hold a child’s attention. Your child will have fun while playing Splash Math and learning more about numbers.

You will get to enter your child’s name and other information and choose the grade level your child needs help with.  They can learn anything from basic numbers and sequence to place values, number sense addition, subtraction and algebra.  Not bad for an app!  Try this one!


I was also able to try the Preschool and Kindergarten Splash Math.  This app, like the app above for older children is just as easy to use.  Your preschooler and/or kindergartener will have fun while playing and learning more about numbers.  It starts out very simple by counting and figuring out what comes next.  It slowly advances as your child's knowledge increases.




Take a moment to view the app and consider using it with your children!

Join the 8 million+ users! Download Splash Math on iTunes! Get SplashMath for Grades 1-5 Get SplashMath for Pre-K

Or check them out on Google Play!

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and StudyPad Inc. All opinions expressed are my own.