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Saturday, February 27, 2010

UPCOMING REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS

Hello Neighbors,
The next 2 weeks I am going to be adding several reviews and giveaways, so make sure you stop by here, At the Fence to see what's happening. I will be adding the Supermarket Smarty, Happy Green Bee, A personalized Keychain, just to name a few. Drop in to see what pops up!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Follow Friday 2/26


MckLinky Blog Hop

POPLICIOUS GOURMET POPCORN REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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Hi Neighbors,

Wait till you see this next review and giveaway. Poplicious Gourmet Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn store in Wesley Chapel, FL allowed me to try some of their Carmel Cashew Popcorn. Delicious! Popcorn and cashew pieces coated in carmel. And not only did I get to try their popcorn, but I was able to visit their store. My younger daughters 9 and 12 loved their chocolate covered marshmallows. They dip them in chocolate and then sprinkles. Poplicious carries many gourmet flavors of popcorn. You have several choices of packaging. You can purchase the flavored popcorn in cellophane bags, or in different tins. Great gift idea! They also had popcorn balls and popcorn done in a bundt cake shape. (decorated of course.) They are now carrying a new line of chocolate dipped treats. Yum!

Poplicious offers these outstanding flavors
Almond Biscotti
Toffee Delight
Caramel Cashew
Zebra Bites
Chocolate Mint
Confetti
Sour cream & Chives
Ranch
Firecracker
just to name a few


The store was very clean and the young man working there was very courteous. Unfortunately I was unable to meet the owner, but I did have several conversations with her, and she was great to work with. Poplicious Gourmet Popcorn is located at 26306 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Grand Oak Square in Wesley Chapel FL. If you are in the area stop by and tell them you heard about them from Lori, At the Fence. You can visit their website here: or email them at poplicious@verizon.net

"I do make Candied Apples on Fridays ( with the caramel, nuts, sprinlkes, milk and dark chocolates.), I like the ideal that everything is always fresh and I hate to pop popcorn until the customer walks in the door. I am always looking for vendors that I can stock my popcorn in their establishment."

Poplicious is offering a bag of their Carmel Cashew Popcorn for a giveaway for my neighbors. Isn't that great! Love to share this At the Fence!
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Mandatory Entry: Visit Poplicious and come back and leave a comment telling me another flavor of popcorn you would like to try (Like maybe the Peanut Butter and Jelly pictured here). This entry must be completed before you enter any other way. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where I can contact you should you win. This giveaway will end 3/12 at 11:59pm CST. I will choose a winner using Random.org and will email the winner. You will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Other Entries:

1. Follow me as a neighbor. Leave a comment that letting me know that you have done this. (or already are a neighbor) 1 entry

2. Subscribe to this blog. Leave a comment that you have done this. 1 entry

3. Follow me on Twitter. At the Fence 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. 1 entry May be done daily.

5. Do a post about this giveaway. 2 entries Please leave 2 comments with a link.

Disclaimer: I received no Monetary Compensation for doing this review. I did receive samples of the popcorn. All quotes are taken from the Poplicious website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

2 More Winners!

Hi Neighbors,
I apologize for getting a little behind on announcing winners. Both of these winners were already notified. The Let Me Charm U Bracelet was won by Debbie Jackson, and her item has already shipped. Madonna won the Sassafras Baking Kit. I contacted the company and her item should be on it's way. We have been very busy recently so I apologize. Congratulations ladies! Make sure you check out the other giveaways At the Fence!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yee-Haw COWGIRL CHOCOLATES REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!

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Howdy Neighbors,

This is a review and giveaway you will love. Cowgirl Chocolates sent me a sample of their chocolates. They are wonderful! Before I tell you how great they are though, I have to tell you that they came in this cute little red box, tied with a black ribbon with a silver star attached. My children wanted to tear into it right away, but I managed to hold them off so I could get a couple of pictures. Everyone in the family was able to try at least 1 or 2 chocolates. We had to share of course! My husband loves anything dark chocolate so he tried the Spicy Double Dark Chocolate and liked it. My older daughters liked the Spicy Cappuccino flavored. I am the one in the family who is not quite as adventurous as the rest of my family, so at first I just tried the Mild Milk
Chocolate. After some urging I tried the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate. Pretty good! My son 14 even tried the Habanero Carmel, only some of it. My 9 year old liked the Mild Ivory Orangeand so did her sister 12. Both my sons 14 and 16 enjoyed the Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate. We also received the Mild Dark Chocolate (Husband's) and the Mild Raspberry Lemonade. Cowgirl Chocolates is allowing me to host a giveaway with 1/3 lb. of their chocolates. I am letting my neighbors know these are chocolates that you just have to try.

"How Cowgirl Chocolates began:
Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in 1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory i
n
Pennsylvania. Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original,Cowgirl Chocolates.


Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 16 product awards
and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho
USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network
on “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and in the New
York Times and Toronto Star among others."

Cowgirl Chocolates also carries product for children, along with Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate. The gift page has some very unique packaging ideas, along with some other gifts.

These chocolates are really worth sharing At the Fence.
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Mandatory Entry: Visit Cowgirl Chocolates and let me know in a comment whic
h flavor you find interesting. This is mandatory before you can enter any other way. You do not have to be a blogger, but you MUST leave a valid email so I can contact you should you win. This giveaway will end 3/6 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner.

Other Entries:
1. Become a neighbor (follower) of this blog. (1 entry) Leave a comment to let me know that you are a neighbor.

2. Follow me on Twitter. At the Fence (1 entry) Leave a comment to let me know.

3. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. (2 entries) Please leave 2 comments that you did this.

4. Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry per day)

5. Subscribe to this blog. (1 entry)

6. Subscribe to Cowgirl Chocolates email updates. (1 entry)

Disclaimer: I received no Monetary Compensation for doing this review and
giveaway. I did receive a sample of Cowgirl Chocolates. All quotes are from the Cowgirl Chocolates Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WILTON PUZZLE CAKES SET REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!



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Hi Neighbors!

This is a really great review and giveaway. Wilton sent me the Puzzle Cakes Build-A-Cake Set. You can actually make a Bear with Balloons, a Fish with Bubbles, or a Turtle. You build them with shaped cupcakes. The set includes six round, six pie shape, six diamonds, and 6 half moon silicone cupcake cups. We waited to do this review because my oldest daughter C had her 25th birthday yesterday and my 12 year old, M, really wanted to use this set for her sister. Anyway, we made the bear with balloons. M mixed up the cake mix and filled the cups, after we placed them in the appropriate shape. When they were done baking and had cooled, we decorated with icing. We did use store bought, not the icing you make. All in all I believe it turned out very nice. It also works well because 1/2 my family likes chocolate icing and the other 1/2 vanilla. Everyone was happy! I think we are going to try the fish next, and make our icing. My grandmother used to bake cakes on the side and I loved to help her. She took several of the Wilton classes and became very good at what she did. I think I will need to work on my icing skills with the next couple of cakes.

This is a product I am enjoying sharing At the Fence. Wilton carries many other items for both amateur and professional bakers. As I stated before my grandmother made a home business out of doing birthday cakes, wedding cakes, etc. Their website carries cake pans, cookie cutters and supplies, candy molds, recipes, general supplies for baking, and they also share ideas for decorating. Wilton has a blog and a newsletter where you can gain more information.

"Wilton helps families celebrate! For 80 years, Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting. We are the number one resource for nationally-located decorating classes, proven supplier of professional Wilton decorating bakeware and provide step-by-step information online and thru our publications to help you make your celebration special with Wilton cakes, cookies, cupcakes and candy."

"Teaching ordinary people to decorate extraordinary things is what Wilton is all about. Here is the Internet's most comprehensive guide on how to decorate a cake, featuring dozens of essential techniques for decorating icing. You'll see how to make beautiful borders, amazing flowers, fondant decorations and much more for decorating cupcakes, cookies, candy and cakes. Wilton has the know-how you need!"

I have always loved Wilton pans, and this set just increases my respect for the Wilton name. Wilton has graciously offered the same set for a giveaway to one of my neighbors. You will love it!
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MANDATORY ENTRY:Go to Wilton and come back and leave a comment about another item you like on their site. This must be done to enter any other way. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where I can reach you should you win. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. I will use Random.org to choose a winner.
Giveaway ends 3/5.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow this blog. (1 entry) Leave a comment so I know you have done this, or already are a follower.

2. Go to the Wilton site and sign up for their newsletter. (2 entries) Please leave 2 comments.

3. Subscribe to this blog. Comment to let me know you subscribed, or that you did previously. (1 entry)

4. Follow me on Twitter. At the Fence. (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry) You may do this daily for 1 entry per day.

6. Do a post about this giveaway. (2 entries) Please leave 2 comments and include the link.

7. Email your friends about this giveaway. Obviously I have to trust on this one. (1 entry) If your friend enters and says that you sent her, I will give you another entry. (Good for up to 5 extra entries)

Disclosure: I did not receive any Monetary Compensation for this review. I did receive the Wilton Puzzle Cakes Set for review. All quotes are from the Wilton Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Loveable Lookalike Doll Review and Giveaway











Hi Neighbors,

I must tell you, my daughter (9) loves this! Lori (great name of course) allowed me to send her a picture of my daughters face and the back of her head to create this doll. Lori Reader is a mom who began this company when her children desired more time at bedtime after reading them a story.

Needless to say, I don't think M has put it down for long. She did change it into a skirt, as we wear skirts and dresses. She was able to choose a saying for her doll's t-shirt and chose "Mommy's Girl". I really like the idea behind the doll also. It will help calm a child at bedtime, or perhaps on a trip. If dad has to travel a lot, you could do a doll with his face. I needed to share this At the Fence!

Here is some information from the Loveable Lookalike website:

"Loveable Look-a-Like Dolls Are Making A Difference

Comfort, Security, Reassurance and Fun for Children and Adult

Have you ever wished you could clone yourself and be there to comfort and reassure children, family members and friends whenever they need you


Loveable Look-a-Like Dolls are the answer! Personalize them with your face — or any face you choose — and use our voice chip to leave a loving message, sing a song, or say a prayer. These dolls bring comfort and loving reminders to children, grandparents friends, and sweethearts. And they even help support memories for adults with Alzhiemer’s."

"Our Company History
Passionate about instilling the comfort of love and security in young children, Loveable Look-a-Like Founder Lori Reader drew on her own mothering experience to create a line of soft, personalized dolls. Hot pressed with the face of a special person in a child’s life, these unique dolls offer children an added level of comfort, especially at bedtime. The dolls also are the perfect solution to ease children of separation anxiety due to divorce, military deployment, parent business trips, pre-school, hospitalizations, visits with caregivers, or when they simply need some quiet relaxation time.

Get to know our CEO Lori Reader
After earning a degree in public relations, Lori, a graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey, took the helm as marketing director of her husband’s dental practice and soon positioned him as the premier dentist in Viera, FL, and the first Brevard County dentist certified in LUMINEERS by Cerinate, a revolutionary enhancement for correcting chips, stains, misalignments and spaces between teeth. Following that success, Lori set her sites on launching another successful enterprise that speaks to her passion as a mother.

When her four children were little, Lori had learned they all wanted her to snuggle with her at bedtime, and as she moved from bed to bed, they always begged for more time. One day inspiration struck, and the first Loveable Look-a-Like doll was born.

How We Create Loveable Look-a-Like Dolls
When Lori decided to introduce her Loveable Look-a-Like dolls to the public, she teamed up with textile expert Brenda Mulberry, CEO of Space Shirts in Merritt Island, Florida. Space Shirts, which manufactures and imprints Loveable Look-a-Like dolls, also is the premier designer of custom art produced for sale and promotional needs of the Kennedy Space Center, among many other industries and businesses nationwide. Brenda and her design team have created custom shirt designs and products for almost every Space Shuttle mission in the past decade. That same history and attention to detail helps ensure success of the Loveable Look-a-Like manufacturing enterprise.

Loveable Look-a-Like dolls are hot stamped and assembled at Space Shirts' large production facility, where a team of graphic artists, textile, marketing, and fulfillment experts help us ensure a high level of quality control for every Loveable Look-a-Like product.

Today, Loveable Look-a-Like fills orders from across the country for our unique dolls, which are made of soft cotton, and customized with photo faces of parents, grandparents, siblings or special friends, as well as digital voice recordings and hand-sewn outfits. Loveable Look-a-Like dolls are great for children to cuddle, tote to pre-school, bring on visits. They also help children feel close to someone they love, and can provide comfort during times of bereavement. For adults, Loveable Look-a-Likes are a fun gift, and can be imprinted with the face of a loved one for family members in nursing homes or Alzheimer's units.

"I hope you enjoy your Loveable Look-a-Like Doll as much as my family, friends and I do," said Lori Reader. Please contact us and let us know how Loveable Look-a-Likes make a difference in your life."

Lori has graciously offered to send a Loveable Lookalike kit to one of my neighbors. Here is how you can have a chance to win one of these dolls.

MANDATORY ENTRY:Go to the Loveable Lookalike website and look around. Come back and leave a comment letting me know who you would get this for. This must be done before you can enter another way. You do not have to have a blog, but you must leave a valid email where you can be contacted if you win. This giveaway will end 2/27 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use Random.org to choose a winner. If you enter any other way and have not completed the Mandatory Entry your comments will be removed.

Other ways to enter:

1. Become a Neighbor (follower) of this blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you have done this. Also leave a comment if you are already a neighbor.

2. Become a subscriber. Leave a comment that you did/do subscribe.

3. Follow me on Twitter. At the Fence Leave a comment so I will know you did/do this.

4. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link to the post. These counts as 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

5. Tweet about this giveaway. You may do this once daily. One comment only per day.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review and giveaway. I did receive one Loveable Lookalike Doll. All quotes are taken from the Loveable Lookalike Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Charm Factory Bracelet Review and Giveaway!






Hi Neighbors,

Here is another really nice review and giveaway. Charm Factory allowed me to chose 8 charms and sent me a bracelet. They are going to allow one neighbor to win a bracelet with 8 charms also. This was really nice for me as there are 8 people in my family so we each chose one. I chose the Teacup with Saucer and Spoon. I collect teacups so I thought this was really cute. My husband chose a sword to represent the Bible, as he preaches. My daughter C wanted Faith, where they spell the word out as this is her middle name. My daughter H picked the open Bible. Son, J liked the Six-shooter, and son, E wanted the Confederate Flag. My two youngest daughters chose the Hummingbird and the Kitten. (They are both M's.) I will add pictures in an hour or so, as the last person to use my camera did not re-charge the battery.

I am really impressed with the quality and how quick they were able to ship this. Also they were more than willing to work with me on this giveaway. They were actually hosting a Valentines Giveaway and as we as a family do not celebrate Valentines Day they were able to offer me this instead. Isn't that a great company!! All of my daughters really liked the bracelet. My sons of course were not so impressed.

The Charm Factory carries many different charms and accessories. They carry:cell phone straps, engraved jewelry tags, pendants and pins...etc. This is a company to share At the Fence.

Now, one of my neighbors is going to get a charm bracelet and get to choose up to 8 charms to go on the bracelet. Doesn't that sound great.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to The Charm Factory and tell me in a comment, one of the charms you would choose. You do not have to be a blogger, but you must leave a valid email so I can contact you should you win. Please complete the mandatory entry FIRST. I will remove any comments from persons who do not complete the mandatory entry. This giveaway will end 2/27 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use Random.org to choose a winner.

Other ways to enter after the Mandatory Entry is completed:

1. Become a Neighbor (follower) of my blog. Leave a comment letting me know you did this, or that you already follow.

2. Subscribe to my blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do subscribe.

3. Do a post on your blog regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your post. This counts as 2 entries, so please leave 2 comments. You only need to put the link in one.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did this. Or that you already do.

5. Tweet about this giveaway. You may do this daily. Only one comment a day.

6. Enter one of my other CURRENT giveaways. Leave a comment to let me know which one.

Disclosure: I have received no monetary compensation for doing this review. I did receive a bracelet with 8 charms from The Charm Factory. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Friday, February 12, 2010

WINNER OF MONEY SAVVY PIG BANK












Hi Neighbors,
The winner of the Money Savvy Pig Bank at the Fence was Annie. Congratulations Annie! Your bank is on it's way. Remember two giveaways end this evening, the Let Me Charm U Bracelet and the Sassafras Baking Kit. Make sure to enter if you haven't already!

Tomorrow I will be listing 2 or 3 new giveaways, so make sure you stop by At the Fence throughout the day to see what is coming up!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CSN REVIEW CORNINGWARE 15 PC SET













Hey Neighbors,

I received my Corningware set from CSN for review. I haven't had a set like this in years. It is in French White and comes with a 1.5 qt. round dish with both glass and plastic covers, a 2.5 qt. round dish with both glass and plastic covers, a 1.5 qt. oval dish with glass and plastic covers, a 15 oz. oval dish with plastic cover, 2-7 0z. ramekins, and 2-4 oz. ramekins.

I love it. We have a large family, 8 total. I have already used a couple of the dishes and I am sure it won't be long before they have all been used. It is wonderful to have both type of lids on the larger dishes. As we travel full-time we are also invited to many church dinners, and these will be great for taking a dish to share. You can bake, microwave, serve or store in these dishes. I think the 2.5 qt. will be my favorite, but I will use the others for side dishes and storing leftovers. My two older daughters will enjoy trying some new recipes. My younger two daughters will enjoy using the small dishes for their personal baking. I think my husband and sons will only appreciate them if they are filled with food!

I have to be quite honest here. It was really hard to decide what to choose. CSN has so many stores to choose from. After I spoke with them, they were very quick to ship the item and send me a tracking number so I would know where it was at and when to expect it. I wish all companies handled everything so efficiently. I think all of my family members have found something that they like at CSN. This is definitely a company to be shared At the Fence. Make sure you stop by CSN and see what they have available.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Zero Water Pitcher Review and Giveaway

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Neighbors,

Today I was given the opportunity to review the Zero Water Pitcher. Now, I need to give you a little bit of information regarding our family. We have 6 children ranging in ages from 9-25. Who all still live with us. We travel full-time doing evangelism in the states. My husband also preaches in churches and the children sing. We have an RV (travel trailer) we pull behind our bus. We are often hooked up to churches, or at campgrounds to a water spigot. Needless to say, we purchase bottled water, which becomes expensive. So, I was excited to get one of these pitchers for review. It comes with a TDS Tester to check levels of dissolved solids in your water.

First, I tested the bottled water we drink. The tester came up with 071. Then I tested the water from the tap. 256 was the result, which I thought was high, and it made me glad we do not drink that water. Next I filled the pitcher, my first reading was 018. I decided to try again. This time it was 013. Getting better. My daughter wanted to try one more time. She received a reading of 001. That was much better. Even if I never get a reading of 000, this is much better than what we have been drinking. I will try again later and see what we come up with and I will add it to this post tomorrow.

This is an item to share At the Fence. The only drawback? I will probably have to buy a second pitcher with a family our size!

Here is some information from the Zero Water Website:

"Competing Technology/Product Comparisons

Q. Water already filtered at municipality – why do I need ZeroWater?
A. Even if a municipality were able to clean water to the extent that ZeroWater® does, the water can pick up chemicals on its way from the treatment plant to the faucet, which gives tap water that typical taste. ZeroWater® tastes crisp and refreshing.

Q. ZeroWater vs. bottled water quality
A. ZeroWater® filters produce the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water. So you get purified-quality water without the plastic bottles or the high cost. Bottled water in the supermarket can cost you anywhere from $2.50 per gallon to over $8.00 per gallon. Once you start using the ZeroWater® unit, it only costs 50 cents per gallon to have purified-quality water.

Q. I have well water. Do I need your system?
A. If you have well water, it is the owner’s responsibility to have the well inspected and tested for a variety of substances including microbiological contaminants. Once the well has been approved for drinking, ZeroWater® works with well water the same way it does with any other tap water.

Q. ZeroWater filters vs. other pitcher filters
A.

  • It is a 5 stage filter which is more comprehensive.
  • Ion Exchange Technology as opposed to simple carbon only
  • It produces the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition of purified bottled water.
  • Removes 100% of all detectable dissolved solids
  • Creates the purest-tasting water

Q. ZeroWater vs. Reverse Osmosis (RO)
A. ZeroWater® filters produce water that is a similar purity level to that produced from an RO system. Our systems also don’t waste any water and operate based on gravity. In addition, they do not need to be installed into your plumbing.

Q. ZeroWater vs. Distilled water
A. People usually say that distilled water can taste flat whereas ZeroWater® is described as crisp and refreshing. Distillation also requires electricity and takes hours to treat water.

Q. ZeroWater vs. Softeners
A. Water softening systems exchange sodium or potassium with calcium to avoid calcium buildup and allow soaps to lather better. They are not meant to improve the taste of drinking water.

Q. Pets/people need distilled for health reasons – is this the same quality?
A. Our water gives you the same quality as distilled, without the electricity or hassle of transporting the water home from the store.

Q. Does well/spring water cause shorter filter life vs. "city" water?
A. The life of the filter depends on the TDS going in, not whether your water is from a well, a spring, or a municipality. Before using your well water with our system, be sure to have it tested.

Q. Microbiological/bacteria – Reverse Osmosis vs. ZeroWater
A. Unless your RO unit is specifically designed for bacteria with something like a UV light or an ozone generator, your RO membrane will quickly be fouled with a bacteria biofilm if you have a bacteria problem. The ZeroWater systems currently sold do not have the capability to remove bacteria.

Q. Why is ZeroWater the best system?
A. There are many ways of treating water. Our filters are a 5 stage, Ion Exchange Technology that treats potable tap water better than anything else in the gravity fed filtration category.

Q. I do notice a lack of taste in our RO water, but what is it that I would be tasting in your water other than dissolved solids that were not filtered out?
A. Our water is best compared to double distilled water, minus the distilled water “flat” taste. A lot of our customers say our water has no taste. You should only be tasting H20."


"WHY 000?

When you buy a Zero Water filter pitcher we include a laboratory-calibrated water tester—called a TDS meter. TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids, and represents the amount of dissolved substances in parts per million in the water we drink. These substances can negatively affect the way your water tastes.

Unlike conventional gravity-fed water filters, Zero Water’s patented 5-stage ion-exchange filter delivers the only filtered water to measure absolute 000 on the TDS meter. Compare that to the level in your tap water, even after being filtered through the leading filter pitchers.

Meter readings for tap water average between 75 and 300 and can go even higher. Conventional water filters only take out a small portion of these dissolved solids which can cause bad tastes.

With your TDS meter you can test your water yourself, and taste the difference. When. Zero Water® is the only filtered water from a pitcher that meets FDA definition for purified bottled water.* So, if it’s not all zeros, it’s not ZeroWater®.

Also use your tester to monitor filter replacement: when your meter reads 006, it’s time to replace your Zero Water® filter

* Filtered potable tap water tested by an independent lab (not the FDA) to meet specifically the water quality requirements for using the label "purified". Compared to water produced by leading gravity fed filters."


Not only does my family now have better water to drink, they are allowing me to giveaway a Zero Water Pitcher to one of my neighbors At the Fence. Isn't that great! Now for all the fun stuff.
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MANDATORY ENTRY: In a comment tell me why you would like a Zero Water Pitcher. This entry must be done before you use any other entry form. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email to contact you should you win. This giveaway will end February 26th at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner will be chosen. I will use Random.org to choose the winner.

Other ways to enter:

1. Go to Zero Water and come back and in a comment leave an interesting fact you found on their website.

2. Become a neighbor (follower) of my blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/already do.

3. Subscribe to my blog. Leave a comment to let me know you did/already do.

4. Follow me on Twitter. At the Fence.

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Come back and leave a comment with the link. You may Tweet once a day.

6. Do a post regarding this giveaway. This is worth 2 entries, so please leave 2 comments. Include a link to your post.

Disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a Zero Water Pitcher to review. All quotes are from the Zero Water Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

3 Neighbors Win!


Hi All,

3 neighbors won At the Fence. Ally was the 1st winner in the Kinder glo giveaway. She chose the Owl. 2nd was Tiffani and she chose the Brontosaurus. And our third winner was Lori, who will be receiving the T-rex. Congratulations neighbors!! Thank you to all who entered this giveaway. Please remember that I do have a code available for a discount if you want to purchase a Kinder-glo yourself. Just send me a quick email, and I will respond with the code.

Also check out the other present and upcoming giveaways. I will be posting later today a review and giveaway of a Zero Water Pitcher. See you all At the Fence!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dinosaurs for Kids By Ken Ham Book Review


Hey Neighbors,

New Leaf Publishing sent me the book Dinosaurs for Kids by Ken Ham for review. This book is great! It is also by one of our favorite speakers on Creation. Ken Ham is the founder of the Creation Museum in Hebron, Kentucky.

Dinosaurs for Kids is a book to teach children the truth of Creation by using dinosaurs. In this book Ken Ham points out that there are 7 F's of dinosaur history, Formed, Fearless, Fallen, Flood, Faded, Found, and Fiction. Every couple of pages has four fast facts to think on. There is all sorts of information to interest your child in dinosaurs and creation. The illustrations by Bill Looney are fascinating. They give you an idea of what some of the dinosaurs might have looked like.

This book is a must have for homeschoolers, or anyone who has a child with an interest in dinosaurs. You can order the book through New Leaf Publishing Group. The book is just $14.99.
New Leaf carries many other interesting Christian books. Make sure to to stop by their site and see what else they have available.

"Dinosaurs for Kids shares the unique world of dinosaurs and their true history like never before as you:

• meet the most unusual creatures to ever walk the earth, stalk the seas, or soar across the sky!
• discover how dinosaur bonebeds are made, and other kinds of fossils beyond just bones!
• learn the truth behind museum exhibits and flawed evolutionary timelines!

Within these pages kids will uncover the facts about dinosaur history from the Creation to recent discoveries. Let Ken Ham take you on a journey through time to explore these awesome wonders of God's design. From where dinosaurs lived to what scientists assume they know about these great creatures, dinosaurs have never been this exciting, revealing and simply amazing!

The 7 Fs of dinosaur history: formed, fearless, fallen, flood, faded, found, fiction.

Ken Ham is the founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S., the president of the Creation Museum, and a popular Christian speaker. He is the author or co-author of many books, and is heard daily on the radio program, “Answers...with Ken Ham,” on more than 300 stations worldwide."

Keep your eye out here At the Fence as they also sent me the All-in-One Curriculum on Pilgrim's Progress for review.

Disclosure:I recieved no monetary compensation for this review. I was given product to conduct my review. All quotes are from their website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Ecogear Ecozoo Backpack Review





Hi Neighbors,

Today I want to share with my neighbors At the Fence a really nice child's Backpack from Ecogear. It is part of their Ecozoo collection for children. I received the Puppy to review. My daughters love the bag. He really looks cute. The top closes with a drawstring type closure and the flap secures at the bottom with a loop and wooden button to latch it shut. It is made with natural cotton (PVC-free fabric) and toxic free dyes. It has padded shoulder straps for your child's comfort.

The Ecozoo collection also includes a Panda, Pig and Elephant. And they are producing rolling backpacks too! (these are not yet available.) The Backpacks are $29.99 plus shipping. If you are interested in a a really cute backpack that also helps preserve the environment, this backpack is for you.

Ecogear carries items for older children and adults. You can check those out here.

Here is their story:

OUR STORY

"Told by Jimmy, Ecogear founder

My inspiration for creating eco-friendly bags came while I was on vacation with my family. In the summer of 2006, watched my kids play on the beach. Realizing how special these moments were and thinking about how fast my kids were growing up, I was struck by a thought. What can I do to help to ensure my children have a clean and healthy planet to enjoy?

Months later, our company started developing a new line of bags, designed with the environment in mind.

Our statement is in the bag."

"WE USE AN ALTERNATIVE TO PVC

Instead of commonly used and chemical-emitting PVC, we-ve created bags coated with EPO, a healthy alternative. Ecogear uses this patented system called Ecoweave (EPO), which creates virtually no risk to the environment or to human health. The benefits of Ecoweave include:

• Toxic-free

• PVC-free

• Chlorine-free

• No dioxin, phthalates or heavy metals

• Carries no ozone-depleting chemicals

• Clean to recycle—creates natural occuring emissions when burned

• Safe in manufacturing and consumer use"

So stop by Ecogear and see what they have available. This is another item to share At the Fence.

DISCLOSURE: I received no monetary compensation for doing this review. I did receive the Puppy Backpack for review. All quotes are taken directly from the Ecogear website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We have a Neighbor who Won

Hi All,

Our neighbor Jennifer won the Torchlighter's DVD Jim Elliot. Congratulations Jennifer. I hope to see you back At the Fence.

I also have to mention the other giveaways going on right now. Kinder-glo, which will have 3 winners ends on the 5th. Money Savvy Pig Bank 2/10, Sassafras Children's Baking Set 2/12, and Let Me Charm U Bracelet 2/12. Make sure you enter soon! I have some new giveaways coming up, so make sure you stop by At the Fence.