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Cool Care Mini Flat Iron and Bag

Hey Neighbors, Time to start our Happy Healthy Hair Event. To kick off the event we are going to start with this really cute Mini Flat Iron from Cool Care ! Talk about convenience! It comes in a small, white, zippered bag, with Cool Care on the side in pink. It is mainly pink with a little white, flower design, with a pink cord. You can carry it in your purse and use it for a touch up during the day if needed. My daughter loves it's compact size. The total length is 5 1/2 inches, with a 2 ft. 6 inch cord. The Mini Flat Iron heats up in 1 minute. It heats to a temperature of 200* Celsius (392* Farenheit). It meets UL standards. And it cools reasonably quickly (Approx. 5 minutes). So you will not have a long wait to return it to the bag. Need a quick fix during the day? Grab your Mini Flat Iron from Cool Care . Hair frizzing from Humidity? Try your Mini Flat Iron. This is small enough to carry in a purse or briefcase throughout the day without being bulky, heavy, or t

Pillow Pets Games, Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors, Pillow Pets are considered very special in our family! they even go on trips with us! Everyone wants their own. So when Pillow Pets came out with two games, I knew my family would enjoy them. The first is the Pillow Pets Dreamland Matching Game ($9.95). This game is designed for ages 3 and up. The game comes with 60 cards total. 30 Pillow Cards and 30 Pet Cards. You place the cards face down on the table and take turns trying to match the Pillow to the Pet. You start with the youngest player who turns over 2 cards trying to find a match. If they match the player keeps the cards and goes again. If they do not match turn them back to the face down position and the next player takes their turn. The object of course is to be the player with the most matches. For younger children you can lay out less cards so the game is a little easier. Just make sure you only lay down matches. Nice easy game to play and helps with memory. The second game is called Pillow Pet

Winner Wednesday on Thursday!

Didn't take long for me to miss on this. We were traveling all day yesterday, with no internet and then the campground we were at did not have any either. Here are the most recent winners: Arrojo by Izunami S125-Mrs. M Leftys of San Francisco-Modesty Thanks for your patience ladies! I will get this together!

An Ideal US Family Great Getaway!

Hey Neighbors, Here is another post brought to you through Social Moms and Alamo. Now I have to tell you that the best family getaway we have experienced is camping. You get away from home and the cares and get to spend quality time together. As a family we have experienced all varieties of camping from tent camping to renting cabins, and of course an RV. I am going to list some of our favorite locations to visit. St Augustine Beach in Florida. We stayed at the state campground in an RV. You do have to book early during the prime season. There is a beach area, where you can sit and relax while the children play, either in the sand or in the water. You can also rent bikes, but we brought our own. While out there one day we even managed to watch some whales go by with borrowed binoculars. Next time we will take our own! Not far away is an old fort that my husband and some of the younger children visited. They had a great time. And then, you can stroll through the shops. Anyt

Lenox Tied with Love Bethany Basket Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! It has been awhile since I was able to stop by At the Fence, because we are headed south for a few weeks, but I wanted to get this post done. Remember back in October when I did my Gift Basket Bonanza? Lenox sent me the nicest Tied with Love Bethany Basket for review. Well, somehow I received two, so when I contacted Lenox they told me to use it in the future for a giveaway and here it is. The Tied with Love Bethany Basket is beautiful. It is a crafted of a fine Lenox porcelain and is accented with 24 karat gold. It has a reversible pink and brown bow around it. It stands 5 in. high and is 7 3/8 in in diameter. The basket has a quilted look with a scalloped rim, all very delicate looking! Suggested retail is $43, but Lenox price is $29.95 right now. What a nice gift this would make for that special someone, just to show you care. And Lenox actually carries matching items: a cache pot, a sentiment box, pitcher, bud vase, even a teacup! See the beautiful quilted

Animal Planet Wild Eyes Rattlesnake Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Maybe you remember that awhile back I had a review and giveaway with a Wild Eyes Cobra, well this time I am giving away one of their Rattlesnakes. These snakes move and rattle and his eyes blink on and off. Really wild looking. My children think they are great! I will include a couple of pictures and maybe a quick video clip. Some people find them creepy as they wiggle their heads from side to side and make a rattling noise, but most children find them fun to play with. And hey, it's better than a real snake. We have had all sorts of critters in our home as pets, but not a snake. The Wild Eyes rattlesnake is 40 inches long. You can pose him and then watch what happens when people walk by or touch him. He is $34.99 at ToysRus. Now one of you will receive this Wild Eyes Rattlesnake. Mandatory Entry:Tell me why you would like to win this snake. You do not have to be a blogger, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giv

Winner Wednesday! Yippee!

Hello Neighbors! My first Winner Wednesday! Here are the latest winners: S'Quarrels-Tori Kimberly Sayer Lavender Toner-Mrs. M Educational Insights (Blurt)-Janet Educational Insights (Stix and Stones)-Machell Educational Insights (Color Schemes)-Emillie Educational Insights (Name That Country)-Julieann Congratulations ladies! Also a quick announcement, coming up in February is Happy Healthy Hair. Reviews and giveaways with hair care products, tools and accessories. Make sure you stop by At the Fence to see what is going on in my neighborhood.

Some Changes for the New Year

Hello neighbors, I was offered this opportunity from my good friends over at SocialMoms. They have teamed up with Simply Orange Juice and we are to write a post about some changes we want to make for the New Year. I have listed some of mine below and I look forward to reading yours in the comments. 1.Make more time for my family. I am sure you moms all know what I am talking about. Seems sometimes we get so busy we don't take time for the family. But I am going to be changing that this year. Maybe cut down on some of the other things I do to make sure I get that time. We already do a Friday evening game night, but I want to also get one on one time with each of the children. 2.Have fun. I know, I know. We are all supposed to have fun but I really want to take some time to relax and have some fun. Maybe get some special bath stuff from Bath and Body Works or some new books to read, but I would love to have some "me" time. Maybe some time for crafts and sewing that I woul

Organix Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Hi Neighbors! I have to tell you about a shampoo and conditioner I was able to try recently. It is from Organix ! I received their Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo and Conditioner. It smells wonderful! Organix products contain organic active ingredients and are paraben free and sulfate free. It is nice to be able to use an organic shampoo and conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner are safe for all hair types including color-treated hair. I recently had a perm and I love the way it makes my hair feel. From Organix: "Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo & Conditioner This sensual and alluring blend of cherry blossom extracts and Asian ginseng root helps rejuvenate the scalp and hair follicle to add volume at the root while nourishing your hair with replenishing rice milk and bamboo extract for hydration and shine. " Organix has several other fragrances. My daughter would love to try the Mocha Expresso ! They have products for fortifying, insta

Congratulations Winners!

Here is a list of winners At the Fence! Enjoy Lighting-Emillie Basket O' Books-Nancye Family Fun Night Wal-Mart $10 GC-Amber Pen Again-Niecey Smilebooks-Hope Chex Mix-Kim, Marci Thrive Time-Kim Backseat Drawing/Word on the Street-Tanya Monkeying Around Dot to Dot-Angela, Emillie Gaga Gougou-Christy What Kids would Tell You-Angela Taste of the Wild-Sara 101 Short and Hilarious Jokes-Jennifer Joshlin, Michele 4KO For Kids Only-Aileen Towel Hoodies-Amy Also I have decided that I wait too long to post winners, so I am going to make Wed. Winners Wednesday and announce winners. Hopefully this will keep everyone updated.

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

CSN $20 GC Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! A little chilly here today, but still wanted to visit awhile. CSN Stores is a great place to shop on a chilly day like today, where you can stay inside and do all the shopping you like. Now, would be the time to maybe re-do your bedroom and what better place to look for modern bedding then CSN Stores. My daughter would love the Pink and Green Mod Circles Kids Bedding Set seen below. She loves PINK! Personally I liked the Chelsea Frank Valencia Ivory Queen Comforter Set here below. Of course you can purchase whatever you wish with your $20 GC. CSN Stores are much more than just bedding. With over 200 stores to choose from it could take you a while to decide. My personal favorite is the baking pans they carry! I have always had a great time shopping at CSN. The only problem is making a choice from all the options. Shipping is quick and I have never had a problem shopping here. CSN makes shopping easy! The winner of this giveaway will win a $20 GC to CSN Stores.

Lefty's The Left Handed Store Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! Here is a unique company I found. It is Lefty's San Francisco, The Left-hand Store. I have two left-handed children along with myself, so I was intrigued by a left-handed store. Lefty's sent me a Young Artist Series, Ready Set Draw...Under the Sea! (which opens from the top for easier access for left handed children) along with 2 pair of left-hand scissors (one blunt tip, one pointed), a couple of pencils (one with a lefty pencil grip), a pencil sharpener (that sharpens opposite for a left-handed child), and a couple of key chains. My son thought the set was too easy for him, so my daughter was nominated to try this out. The drawing starts out very basic, where first you trace the animal or object and then you draw it step by step. The Ready Set Draw comes with 4 double ended colored pencils. My daughter is enjoying this set from Lefty's . She already did the Clown Fish, starfish and the Dolphin. She also loves having scissors designed just for her.

ARROJO by IZUNAMI S125 Styling Iron Review and Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors! Do I have a really great product to share with you! I received the ARROJO by IZUNAMI S125 Styling Iron. Wait until you see how this works! I used my daughter, because I just recently had my hair permed and because I take the pictures and video. Above-Before Above-After Now, let me give you a little information about the ARROJO S125 Styling Iron (Sugg. Retail $250). Above-Before Above-After "ARROJO and IZUNAMI have teamed up. IZUNAMI has teamed up with Nick Arrojo in development of a high-end, professional appliance collection. It's a collaboration between a most recognized educator and stylist, Nick Arrojo and IZUNAMI, a manufacturer with the reputation of utilizing the most advanced technology and craftsmanship. With stringent requirements on performance and quality, this is the best styling tool available today." "Nick Arrojo was born in Manchester England and his career began at Vidal Sassoon. He spent 20 years in the industry, after which

S'Quarrels Review and Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors, Here is another great game for Family Fun Night! It is called S'quarrels . It is sort of squirrel quarrels. We met the creator of S'Quarrels at CHITAG in November. The whole idea is to hide away the most acorns before winter. The game is for 2-6 players. A word of advice; more than 2 makes the game a lot more fun. My two daughters played together first, but when we added their 2 other sisters and myself the game really picked up. S'quarrels comes with Action Cards, Number Cards and Specialty Cards. All cards are shuffled together, each player receives seven cards. If you receive an Action Card with your beginning cards, place them in a discard pile and draw again until you have 7 number cards. Your Action Cards will remain in the discard pile, unless the Winter Card is in the pile. Then you need to shuffle it back into the stack of cards. The Action Cards are Quarrels, Hoards, Ambushes, Whirlwinds, and Winter. Once everyone has seven number cards

Educational Insights Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! Hope you are having a great beginning to you new year. I have another Family Fun Night review for you. Educational Insights sent me a few games to review. We received Blurt, Name That Country, Color Schemes and Stix and Stones. Each of these games are great for a Family Fun Night. About Educational Insights: "Based in Southern California, Educational Insights , is the manufacturer of playful products with serious educational value, including subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Our products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun." Name That Country ($24.99) became one of my daughters favorites. In this game you work your way around the game board by identifying countries. There is a map of the world on the game board and each coutry instead of being labeled by name, each one has an individual number. When you spin the spinner it lands on a coun