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My Twinn Doll Review and Giveaway!

 Hey Neighbors! This is the last day of the Fall Festival.  Sunday is a day off, and then Monday starts the Gift Basket Bonanza!  So I decided to make the last product a big one.  How many of you have heard of My Twinn ?  They are the most gorgeous dolls!  And the best part is, they can be made to look like your little girl.  I received a ready made doll for review.  She is so pretty.  Dressed for Fall too!  These dolls are so well made.  I am really impressed with the quality of My Twinn.  Not only do these dolls look like your daughter, they can even dress alike.  My Twinn is 23 in. tall.  Of course there are various accessories for your child to get to play with her new doll.  My Twinn also has baby dolls available.  What little girl would not want a My Twinn Doll? Isn't she pretty! When you custom order a doll, you will be asked to choose a skin color.  Send a picture of your child's face and describe any freckles or unique markings.  You also choose hair length

Equestrian Design Kit from Hearthsong Review and Giveaway!

Hello Ladies, Here is a really nice Fall activity for your children.   Hearthsong  sent me their  Equestrian Design Kit  along with the Construction Tone Pencils.  My son really likes horses.  He collects Breyer Horses and has them on display in his room.  I think it has alot to do with him enjoying the West.  As a matter of fact we just visited the Texas Ranger Museum.  Anyway, this is a really nice drawing kit for many hours of indoor fun!  You get to create your own horses and scenes.  It allows you child to trace, draw, shade, and design their own scenes.  The kit comes with loads of traceable bodies, heads, manes and tails so you can put them together however you would like.  Trace the body you want first, then line it up and add the head of your choice. Position your tracing paper over the mane and tail you want and then add a accessories and a rider if you wish.  There are so many possibilities with this drawing kit.  And all you need is your imagination!  Perhaps some more tra

ImagiPLAY Review

Hey Neighbors! I received the cutest wooden puzzle from ImagiPLAY   It is called ColorMeUp Pandas.  They are so cute!  And not only does your child get a puzzle to play with, but they also get to paint it.  It comes with a small set of paints for your child to use.  It is a 14 piece puzzle, that measures approx. 6 x 4.5 x1/5",  So after using their creative talents to paint, they then get to take the puzzle apart and put it back together.  As, a side note, we painted one side and then used washable markers on the other side.  I think the markers gave a little better control over where the color went.  The ColorMeUp Pandas run $14.99 Choosing the right color. Hard at work painting! ImagiPlay has dozens of toys and crafts to choose from.  Push and Pull toys, Playsets, Lacing Sets, Bead Mazes, and even Food Play Sets.  I really like the quality of the puzzle we received.  And of course being made of wood this puzzle will last.  There is also a Learning Center you

Milson Road Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat product!  It is from Milson Road and is called The Daily Portrait.  Milson Road takes a special occasion and creates a wonderful commemorative framed print.  They can do birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, babies births, whatever your special occasion might be!  I had one done for our 28th anniversary.  They took the year we were married and found some news from that year and then they gathered news from the date of our anniversary.  At the bottom of the portrait is an engraved plate of the special date.  The left side of the picture is when we were married and the right is from the anniversary.  You also get to pick the frame, background colors (mat) and your font style.  This is a $165 value. Here is an example from their site. I am really impressed with the finished product.  I will tell you that you will only be seeing the proof of my portrait because even though Milson Road carefully packages everything, and believe me, it was wrap

Fall Festival Winners So Far!

So many wonderful neighbors have won giveaways!  Here is a listing of those confirmed so far!  These may not be in order. Baby Go Go-Samantha Ayala's Herbal Water-Michele Tea Posy-Andrea Slanket-Lynda My Secret Circle b.f.f.-Jessi Gold Toe-Shelly CSN $20 GC-Geri BEARPAW-Carrie Premier Pet-Jessica Starbucks GC-$15-Stacy                         $10-Hope                          $5-Abby Thanks to all the ladies who commented on the Bake for the Cure!  I really appreciate it!  No, I didn't win, but I sure had alot of fun. Also here is a heads up!  The whole month of November will be a Gift Basket Bonanza here At the Fence.  Gift Baskets and items to place in a gift basket will be featured.  There will be loads of giveaways so make sure you check back regularly! Thanks again! See you At the Fence!

Chiquita Frozen Smoothies Review and Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors! This may not be your idea of a fall item, but my family loves Fruit Smoothies for breakfast.  So, when I was offered the chance to try Chiquita Frozen Smoothies, I of course said yes!  My children's favorites would be the Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana.  The other two flavors available are Peach Mango and Banana Colada.  You will find them in the frozen food case at your local grocery store.  (You can find them at Publix.)  Anyway, just blend them up and enjoy a nice fruit smoothie.  Made with real fruit, rich in antioxidants, and your full day's supply of vitamin C!  My older daughters love to add all the fixings.  You know, fresh fruit, chocolate syrup, and whipped topping!  With a cherry on top of course!  Fruit Smoothies make a delicious breakfast or a great snack!  You can find some great recipes on their site. Are you feeling like you want a smoothie yet?  You might want to sign up for their email updates so you can get all their latest news and offer

furr me! Review

Putting the furr me! on. Hey Neighbors! furr me! is the cutest dog sweater I have ever seen.  Perfect for Fall! They sent me a Carmel Argyle Hoodie.  It is adorable.  It is made with Kashwere yarns and is machine washable unlike cashmere.  The colors are carmel and cream.  Isn't Roxie cute in her Hoodie?  This is perfect for her as she hates to be cold, and we will be spending a portion of our winter in Illinois this year. The Hoodies come in a variety of styles and designs.   How cute! I think Shadow wants to wear it too! furr me! carries several other products, including Dog Spa products,  Spa Travel Packets, Toys, Blankets and Spa Robes.  The blankets, sweaters, and robes are all made with Kashwere.  It is so soft!  Your dog will love it and so will you. About furr me!: "Although there are a myriad of dog products in the marketplace today; furr me! has been created for the, health-conscious dog owners for whom only the very best all-natural products

Rubik's Cube Review and Giveaway!

Rubik's 30th! Hey Neighbors! I apologize for missing yesterday's post.  My husband was preaching a revival meeting all week long and we had to travel yesterday and it just didn't work out.  So today I will do 2 posts.  One in the morning and one in the evening.  Anyway this is a perfect idea to keep the children busy on a Fall day when it is too cool to go out!  Rubik's Cube !  They are celebrating  30 years this year.  I find that hard to believe.  I remember playing with a Rubik's Cube when I was younger.  We opened ours on this long trip we have been taking and it gained everyone's interest.  My son decided he was going to conquer it!  After about 20 minutes he passed it on to one of his sisters.  They took it into the restaurants with them, and even had the reading light on after dark.  Did anyone complete it?  Not yet.  I haven't released the solution yet!  One whole day of amusement watching them trying to solve the Rubik's Cube.  "I a

Charlies Soap Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors, Here's a nice Fall product!  Charlie's Soap !  I love the Fall days when the weather is just a bit nippy, and you have a great breeze for drying clothes on the line.  I received some samples of Charlie's Powdered Soap and the Pocket Charlie's stain remover.  I have to say I really like the stain remover!  With 6 children we often have spills that result in stains!  Charlie's Soap works great!  And of course it is environmentally safe and hypoallergenic.  Now, I was not able to use the detergent several times in one washer so that all the previous detergent was removed.  Unfortunately we have to do our laundry in town.  Thus I am constantly using different machines.  But you can still tell a difference.  First time users: I'm a first time user of Charlie's Soap. What should I do to make sure I have the best experience with Charlie's Soap? Run a large empty load with

ZIbits Mini Collectible Robot Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Here's a neat Fall idea for your children for indoor play!  They are called Zibits by Senario and are cute mini robots.  They are remote controlled and are only about 2 inches high.  And here's some great information; Senario is also releasing playsets for them.  A lab, mine shaft, and a racetrack, so your children can form their own buildable and expandable communities for their Zibit.  There are presently 12 Zibits in different fun designs.  Use your remote control to move them around.  They even do a 360.  We were given one as a giveaway and being as busy as we have been lately I actually opened the one I was given.  The company is graciously sending me another for giveaway.  (Boy, did I feel dumb!)  Anyway my daughter played with the Zibit and had a lot of fun.  She had to keep it on the table top because our dog wanted to play too!  I think she thought it was for her. The Zibits also make cute little sounds.  Not good when your husband is studying! 

Proactiv Plus For Teens-Review!

Hi Neighbors, Here's a great product for Fall and Back to School. Proactiv has allowed me to review one of their kits.  Having 3 children in their teens and above, I definitely know about problems with acne. If you have a teenager that's struggling with acne , then I have a product for you! Proactiv is one of the biggest names in acne and blemish-fighting skincare products, and they recently added a couple new products for teens. This would be great for teens going back to school, etc. When you order the Proactiv Plus for Teens, not only do you get the 3-step system, it also comes with a Deep Cleaning Wash (for body), and Advanced Blemish Treatment. "It has been estimated that 85 percent of the 40-50 million Americans suffering with acne attempt to self-treat their condition," said Dr. Katie Rodan, dermatologist and co-developer of Proactiv.  "We created Proactiv to help people effectively manage this chronic and often devastating problem. From the be

$15.00 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

$15.00 Starbucks Gift Card!! That's right neighbors! Pay attention here:I am adding a $15.00 Starbucks gift card as part of my Bake For The Cure Baking Contest giveaway! This is just a heads-up for you all. Do not comment or enter on this post, you MUST comment on the original giveaway post here:  Bake for a Cure $5 and $10 Gift Card Starbucks or Mcdonalds 10/24 If you are already entered there, then you are entered for the $15.00 giveaway as well! Each entrant can have up to 6 entries. You get 1 entry per recipe post you comment on, and I have 6 recipes-that means 6 comments/entries!! To make it easy for you, here are links to all 6 recipes. Bake For The Cure-Taco Casserole Bake For The Cure-Pecan Pie Bake For The Cure-Breakfast Pizza Bake For The Cure-Peanut Butter Bars Bake For The Cure-Pumpkin Pancakes! Bake For The Cure-Cinnamon Rolls! Thanks for all your help so far, and please, if there's one or more recipe you haven't commented on yet-PLEASE do it now!!

Boo Boo Zoo Review and Giveaway!

Hey ladies! I did a review and giveaway with Boo Boo Zoo last month and she agreed to participate also in my Fall Festival!  And what fits in better with cooler weather than hand warmers!  She calls them Happy Hands Warmers.  And they are that!  Just follow the directions for heating them up and then pop them in your pockets, or your childs pocket and they have handy hand warmers. Boo Boo Zoo carries many different kinds of warmers for all sorts of aches and pain.  And if needed you can place them in the freezer for cold packs.  She has ones designed for Migraines, knee and ankles, neck, back or tummy, the uses are endless.  If you have aches or pain you need some of the packs that Boo Boo Zoo creates. View her profile here and see why she does what she does and where she gets her ideas.  It is an interesting story. I really believe you will be happy with any items you purchase from Boo Boo Zoo and with cold weather approaching, who doesn't need hand warmers! Boo