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Monday, September 1, 2014

Petacular Monday Amazon GC

Hey Neighbors!

What a beautiful day!  Sorry for the delay in posting today, but we were delivering our last Sheltie pup and then just "the girls" went shopping.  We spent ALL day out.  Anyway, this Petacular Monday we are going to give away a $5 Amazon GC.  You can use it to buy something special for your pet, or anything else you might like!

My family enjoys shopping on Amazon and of course creating Wish Lists.  I have found so many neat pet products on Amazon.  I have purchased a few books about dogscaping your yard.  I also search for toys and leashes on Amazon.  I like the long training leashes and especially the leather leashes.

We are presently looking in to clicker training and Amazon has several books and clickers available.   We are hoping this will work for training a couple of our Shelties.


Now, let's get ready to enter.  For the main entry I am asking you to leave a comment of a pet product you would like to see reviewed.  Thanks for looking, and thank you for your patience today!  See you soon!

Reebok Labor Day Sale!

Hey Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Reebok Labor Day Sale: Buy One Outlet Item, Get One Outlet Item 50% Off
On your day off (Monday, Sept. 1st), be sure to hit the Reebok Labor Day Sale, where for every one item you buy in the Reebok Outlet, you get another Reebok Outlet item for 50% off! You won't have to work hard to find something to purchase, since the Reebok Outlet is filled with over 700 items for men, women and children—everything from classic Reebok running shoes to cutting edge CrossFit gear. And since everything in the Reebok Outlet is already discounted, you'll be saving tons of that money that you work so hard for the rest of the year. Happy Labor Day! Promo code: LABORDAY 


See you tomorrow At the Fence!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another New Addition to Our Fall Giveaway Box

Hey neighbors!

We are adding a Foot Care Set.  It includes a scrub, lotion and refreshing mist!  I use mine all the time!  A perfect pick me up for tired feet.

We now have in our box:
2 Melalueca Nail Polishes
2 Coppertone Sunscreen Sticks (1-kids 1-Babies)
Gold Canyon Scentre and Scentre
Clean Smart Hand Sanitizer
Pampers Kandoo Hand Sanitizer
$5 Bath and Body Works GC

Someone is going to receive tho wonderful Fall Giveaway Box!  Shipped right to their home.  I am adding the Rafflecopter here along with adding one new method of entry.  It will be added to the bottom of the Rafflecopter.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Travel the USA with Little Passports

Hello 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.

Travel the USA with Little Passports
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! In a recent edition of the USA Edition featuring Oregon, not only did kids learn about a new state, but they also got to put on their chefs hat and whip up a tasty ice cream recipe for the whole family...a great way to stay cool during these hot summer days. This is just one of the many surprises you can expect to find with a monthly subscription to Little Passports. Discover the Little Passports USA Edition and bring the learning adventure home!

Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon! At the Fence!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Awaiting the Launch of iPhone 6!

Hey Neighbors!

***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

As the world eagerly awaits the launch of the iPhone 6, the value of older model iPhones starts to tick downward. To help consumers get the best value, Gazelle is extending its industry-leading price lock guarantee for orders placed before September 9th, but they will need to act fast to get the best price! With this offer, consumers have until October 10th to send in their old phone, allowing them to wait until the new iPhone is in-hand. Use the funds towards an upgrade or pocket the extra cash…it’s a win-win! Visit Gazelle today, and see what your iPhone is worth!


See you later!

Capture Your Summer Fun in a Photo Book

Hey Neighors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. **

I know it’s summer and you probably don’t even want to think about buying your holiday presents (and, if you do, can you tell me your secret to being so organized?), but I came across a great way to turn the summer fun you’re having right now—like vacations, pool parties, and barbecues—into great presents. Creative presents. One-of-a-kind presents. Curious? Check it out. See how you can make your favorite photos into custom photo books. Plus, check out the great schedule below to keep you on track for holiday delivery! 
       

Thanks for stopping in today!  See you soon, At the Fence.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WorkIt Wednesday : Martial Arts Tournament 2014!



  



Hello Neighbors,

This is the first of my posts for WorkIt Wednesday!  Every Wednesday I will either review relevant products, share some tips, what I have been doing recently for my Workouts, etc.  This first one is about the 2014 Martial Arts Tournament!


Came away with Ten Trophies Total!
~5 First Place, 3 Second Place, and 2 Third Place~
Four of us participated (H., M., E., and myself!), and everyone did each category -- Weapons Forms, Empty-Hand Forms, and Sparring.  In Weapons Forms, H. and myself took first, E. took second.



Our Empty-Hand Forms.  H., E., and myself took First Place, M. took Second.  H. did a higher form called Yul-Kuk, and the rest of us did Sae Jong Young.  





Then we all Sparred.  In this category H. took third, E. took third, and I took second.  






So, here is an assortment of pictures from our Tournament.  We are also looking at participating in one later on this year, so I'll try and keep you updated.  





If you have read this to the end then you get to know that we have a Exciting Announcement to make...
NEXT WEDNESDAY!  :)



Leave a comment with what you think the news is, and let's see if anyone can guess it.  


WorkIt Wednesday : kidecals Review

Hello Neighbors,

This evening I want to share a company called kidecals.  They have ALL SORTS of labels, stickers, decals, etc.  We chose the Sporty Karate Stickers and personalized them for the four of us that take TaeKwonDo.  It has our name, our phone number, and TaeKwonDo.

These are the big stickers!

Here is a little bit about kidecals personalized name labels... "Our wall decals are printed on a  self-adhesive premium-quality, calendered vinyl with a special, removable acrylic adhesive and printed with ecosol inks. Our waterproof name labels are printed onto a really durable self-adhesive vinyl with eco sol inks and laminated with clear topcoat to ensure durability.  I am constantly researching to find the best and greenest materials and printing processes available while trying to keep my kids name labels and decals affordable and local."



The set we chose (The Mega Set!) came with 24 two inch labels and 48 one inch labels.  We have put several of these on our Gear (Waterbottles, MouthGuard Case, some Sparring Gear, etc.) so that when we are at Tournament/Class we can always tell our things apart from other students there.



So, kidecals is well worth visiting and purchasing from!  They have many different styles and designs on their website that you can choose from.  Looking for stickers for school?  Have those!  Looking for stickers/labels for other sports?  Have those!  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with their latest news about products and sales.



These are the little stickers!

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Farewell Pet Kits

Hey neighbors!

As you well know Mondays are now our Petacular Mondays.  We will be sharing all kinds of pet products and information.  Our first product is from Farewell.  It is the first complete pet urn kit.


Farewell Urn Kit includes:
Eco friendly birch plywood urn
A Guidebook to help families through the grieving process
Funeral and Burial service
Workbook with activities for children
Paint and brush kit for personalizing your urn


Over the years with six children, the oldest is now 29 and the youngest 13, we have experienced the loss of a pet.  It never is easy.  I think one of the hardest was right before we went on the road and my son's German Shepherd, that was supposed to go with us, ran out into the road and was hit by a pickup truck. It was the dead of winter in Maine and there was no way we could bury her.  We actually had to wrap her up and store her body until we found a vet that could cremate her.  It was not fun, nor was it easy.  One of the Farewell Urns would have made a big difference.  My son still loves shepherds, but she has always been his favorite.


The Farewell Pet Kit can also be used to store favorite items from your pet if you are not going to have them cremated.  More like a memory box than an urn.  You can save their collar, favorite toy, or item your pet seemed to enjoy.  The kit is easy to put together and then decorate.  There is also a small nameplate you can add.  If you use it as a memory box you or your child will be able to open it and look at the items you placed inside.


I really like the Workbook for children.  It gives them the opportunity to write and draw about their pet and to tell how they feel.  Here are a couple of questions at the beginning of the book:
What was your pet's name?  How long did you have your pet?  Where did your pet sleep?  There are pages to attach a picture or draw one of your own.




The Guidebook has a section for Adults, Adolescents and Children.  Each one gives some ideas of how to deal with the loss of a pet.  The last few pages of the book are designed to help you plan a burial service if you choose to bury your pet.  Listed are a few poems and then how you could go about having an actual service.



I believe Farewell Pet Kits could really assist someone with the loss of a pet.  We become attached to our pets and this will help someone to deal with the loss, or allow them to help their children deal with loss.  You can purchase the kit we reviewed for $57.48.  They do carry other kits in a variety of sizes.

A little about Farewell Pet Kits:

The Farewell Pet Kit was born out of need. Our family dog grew up with the children. Our three children couldn’t even remember life without her. After 16 years our very best friend passed. Whatever should we do to honor her? How can we eulogize her? How would we ease the children’s pain?
We wanted to bury her and give her a dignified, compassionate sendoff with a service that the children would remember.
There was nowhere to purchase a pet casket, and it was almost impossible to find a service for an animal geared to both children & adults.
The wheels started turning… with the result being this unique kit.
We wanted the pet casket to be both eco- and user-friendly for assembly.
To our delight we were successful on both counts and we now can offer a USA-designed and patented pet casket, easily assembled, ready for use in just a few minutes – a casket requiring No Nails! No Screws! No Glue!
We are proud to say that all our components are made in the USA: our pet caskets are manufactured in Frazeysburg, Ohio using birch wood, and the packaging materials are also products of the USA.
We enlisted a professional grief counselor to prepare a family-oriented Guidebook and Memorial Service.
The loss of a beloved pet is probably a child’s first experience with the passing of a loved one. We feel it is very important that they be a significant part of the service and participate in all the steps during this difficult time.
We at Farewell hope that we have helped your family during this process.  We wish you wonderful memories of happier days spent with your beloved pet.
Farewell is going to send a Farewell Pet Kit to one of my neighbors.  Please enter this giveaway and share it with your friends.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Petacular Monday!

Petbrosia 50% Off Promo

Hey neighbors!

Here is a Promo Code you can use to get your pet some great food from Petbrosia.  Our Belle LOVED it!  Just enter this code: Promotional Code: AUGO60.


Petbrosia creates just the right food for your specific pet.  They gather information on your pet, activity, size, age, etc and then send you a bag of food directly to your door that is designed for your pet.

Thanks for looking and have a Petacular Monday!  See you soon!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

TKD Tournament Had to Share!

Hi neighbors!

4 of the children had a TKD Tournament this morning!  They did GREAT and walked away with 10 trophies!  I am really excited and just had to share the news.  More pictures and maybe video coming Wednesday!


 That is their instructor with them.  He has done a really good job with them.

Tea Collections Back to School Sale Ends Tomorrow

Hi Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Tea's Cool School Event Ends Tomorrow (8/24)—Save Up to 25%!
The first day of school is nearly here, and Tea Collection wants to make sure you have everything you need for your little citizen’s classroom adventure. Save up to 25% during Tea's Cool School Event! During this exciting event, buy 3 items and get 15% off, buy 4 items and get 20% off, and buy 5 or more items and get 25% off! Start shopping now for Tea's seriously smart styles. This event ends tomorrow (8/24), so don't miss out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 22, 2014

LOOK What We Added!

Hey Neighbors!

We just added two Coppertone Sunscreen Sticks.  Both of them are SPF 55, one is kids and one is babies.  Also two Nail Polishes from Melaleuca.

Remember we already have:
Gold Canyon Scentre and Scentre
Clean Smart Hand Sanitizer
Pampers Kandoo Hand Sanitizer
$5 Bath and Body Works GC

Hurry up and enter!  You will find the original post with Rafflecopter - HERE.  Then stay on the lookout as we will be adding more!  Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Great News At the Fence!!

Hey Neighbors!

I have an announcement to make.  Two of my daughters will be joining us here At the Fence.

Work It Wednesday - Modesty, who has helped here before will be making a permanent move and will be writing once a week about working out, sports, health and other related topics.  She is presently taking Tae Kwon Do and enjoys other sports like volleyball, racquetball, and bike riding.  She will be posting on Wednesdays.

Foodie Friday - Hope will be coming on board and sharing recipes and reviewing products for your kitchen.  She loves to bake, so stay on the lookout for some yummy desserts!  She will also include restaurant reviews.

Petacular Mondays - Lori, myself, will be specializing in pets.  All kinds of pets and products for your pet.  You never know what I will find.  This will be open to fur, fins and feathers.

We will continue reviewing family friendly products on Tuesday and Thursday.   This should round out our site here, along with allowing us to share the writing load.  We will still have special events that will take precedence over our regularly scheduled days.

Leave a quick comment and let me know what you think.  Any ideas?  Feel free to share them with us.

We will have an about us page.  If you happen to have a product for review, you will find our individual contacts there.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Considering Selling Your Old iPhone?

Hey Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.****

Parents do it all! From carpools to school functions, there is never a dull moment. With this hectic schedule comes a lot of expenses, which is why now is a great time to visit Gazelle.com and check out their price lock promotion. With a few quick clicks (perfect for parents on the go) you will get a quote on your unwanted iPhone...up to $325! Consumers that visit Gazelle.com between now and September 9th will get that price locked in and have until October 10th to send in their old phone. Pocket the extra cash to use for back to school shopping or use the money to fund an upgrade to the new iPhone being released in September! Visit Gazelle today, and see what your iPhone is worth!



Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit for Bloggers

Hey neighbors!

I know several of you have your own blogs.  Were you aware that Essio has this amazing Aromatherapy Shower Head Kit and they are looking for the first one hundred bloggers to fill out this form - HERE.  What do you think?  Are you interested?  I am.  The thought of an aromatherapy shower sounds great to me.  So for those of you interested hurry over and fill out the form!

Orkin : Fact or Fake?


Hey neighbors!

It's time for Orkin's Fact or Fake!  How much do you know about bugs and their habits?  You have heard the fables, but can you tell them from the facts?  Take Orkin's test and find out!






How well did you do?  Do you know your facts from fiction?  I will say that one of my daughters would find this extremely interesting while her younger sister would not.  It used to be the other way around with these two, but as they have gotten a little older, now the teasing goes the other way.  Of course her brothers also think it is funny to chase and scare her with bugs.

Orkin is there for all your pest control needs, except for older brothers of course!  Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call (844) 503-8251.

You can also find Orkin:
Orkin Facebook Page: facebook.com/OrkinPestControl 
Ask The Orkin Man® Twitter Page: twitter.com/AskTheOrkinMan 
Orkin YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OrkinVideo

Orkin is going to send one of my neighbors there own Back to School Scientific Prize Pack.
The Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK includes: 
- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible) 
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
- Orkin Drawstring Bag 
- Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Giveaway Box Update!

Hey neighbors!

Here is what is being added to our Fall Giveaway Box this time... a $5 Bath and Body GC.  Then you can choose your own scent!

Remember to be tweeting on a regular basis.  Share the giveaway with your friends!  Visit the original post to enter.  HERE

Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Do You Have a Child Heading to College?

Hey Neighbors!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience.

I don't tink I shared anything about this yet, but one of my sons is beginning college this week.  I am amazed!  No, not that he is attending college, but how much of this he did on his own initiative and accomplished in the time limit he had.  He has amazed me.



To start off, he ad been discussing college for a short time.  He is interested in Law Enforcement.  He did quite a bit if internet research trying to decide the best route for himself.  Online classes? Going away to college?  Local community college?  He finally decided to go with the local community college.  Then al the paperwork began.  Looking back at this time, I could really have used the Kaplan KapMap to help us get started.  We probably would have begun the process earlier.

He was able to complete much of the paperwork online.  He filled out the application and the paperwork for grants.  He did extra study online to help prepare for the testing process.  All of this was in addition to his regular job and keeping up with his chores around the home.

When the day for testing arrived he headed out with prayers going up for him.  We all rejoiced when he called and said his scores were great and he was planning what courses to take.  Immediately following finding out his class schedule he went to work so they could rearrange his schedule around his college hours.  Yes, they are actually working with him.

I do have to say that we managed to get everything done and he is now ready for his first day this week.  I  think the KapMap would have helped us in preparing, so I am hoping it will help some of my neighbors out.  Click on the KapMap link and you will be able to receive a free 2014 KapMap College Planner.

Also if you are planning on enrolling in the Kaplan SAT and ACT course, I have some good news for you.  Save $100 when you enroll in Kaplan's SAT and ACT course through 8/28.* Promocode: SHESPEAKS100.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

Hi neighbors!

Today I want to tell you about Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty.  This putty was designed for adults to remove stress.  The Thinking Putty comes in a variety of colors and characteristics.  They have glow in the Dark, Magnetic and Heat Sensitive just to name a few.  I received the Super Lava, which is a Super Illusion Putty.  My other tin is Quicksilver, a Magnetic Putty.


Ok, I know children will enjoy this putty, but I want to share that I also enjoy it.  I received two cans of Aaron's Thinking Putty for review, and both of them sit beside my computer.  Why?  So I can play with it while I sit there working.  Yes, I play with it.  This putty is perfect when you are feeling a little tense or stressed.  You can take it out of it's tin and just crush it in your hands, roll it around into a ball, stretch it and my favorite, squeeze it for the cracking noises as the air bubbles pop.



The Super Lava Thinking Putty, seems to shimmer and change colors as you squeeze and stretch it.  It is orange, red, even copper as the light hits it.  The Quicksilver is of course silver, but comes with a magnet as it has magnetic qualities.  The putty is not a magnet, but it responds to magnets.

video

Oh, the Thinking Putty also bounces.  I mean big bounces.  My daughter thought it was fun to bounce it off the hotel wall!  We made sure she did it on the wall facing outside, so she wasn't bothering anyone in their room.



Check out their Learn Tricks page.  It has some fun activities and you can even learn some science while there.  Oh, take a minute to follow them on their social media pages.  You can find them on Facebook - HERE and on Twitter - HERE.



You can purchase Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty online, or it is now carried in some stores.  They nay charge shipping, there are no handling fees.  Each tin ($14.95) is packed with 1/5 lb of Thinking Putty.

Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon, At the Fence!