Monday, April 30, 2012

Nature's Sleep Slippers

Hello Neighbors!

How is everyone today?  It has been really nice here today.  Not to hot, yet not to cold.  Just right!  I am sitting at my desk with my window open listening to the birds.  Of course I have on my new Slippers from Nature's Sleep!

Now, Natures Sleep is well known for their mattresses and pillows, but I wasn't aware they also had slippers and pet beds.   Were any of my neighbors aware that they made other products.   I am glad they do!  I might have to hide my slippers from my daughter!

I received the Open Toe Terry Slippers with Memory Foam ($25).  They are sooooo comfortable.  Super soft!  These slippers are great! They are available in 3 different colors; Lavender, Pale Blue, and Mocha.  Sizes are Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.  I chose the open toe, but they do have a closed toe slipper also. 

Here is a little bit about the Slippers... "Take a walk in the clouds and slip your feet into these open-toe terry slippers. The visco-elastic memory foam in the bottom of the footbed contours and cradles your foot for luxurious comfort and support with each and every step. The warm, soft terry fabric ensures your feet stay cozy all year round."

These slippers are brown and they feel so soft.  These slippers will be great for me to use around the house since we have hardwood floors that have a tendency to stay cool.  I am really going to enjoy using these. 

Be sure to find Nature's Sleep on Facebook and Twitter.

One neighbor will receive their own pair of Natures Sleep Open Toe Slippers. 

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a pair of Natures Sleep Slippers.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Natural House Surfy

Hey Neighbors!

I am not sure how many of you remember, but awhile ago I did a review and giveaway with Natural House for Sinky, Trashy and Flushy.  Each of these products worked very well and are natural household cleaning products.  Now Natural House has another product they are allowing me to share here with my neighbors At the Fence.  It is called Surfy.  It is an all surface cleaner and like all Natural House products you can feel good about using it around your home.

I received Surfy and was able to use it around my home.  Surfy worked well, cutting the grease and grime on my stove top.  Afterwards, I used Surfy on my kitchen garbage can lid.  Somehow the lid never stays clean, and it is a major source of germs I am sure.  You can see by my pictures how well Surfy worked.  The part I like best though is because Surfy is Probiotic, it continues to clean even after I am done.  And Surfy can be used all over the house, from kitchen counter tops, to appliances and even bathroom surfaces.

Here is some information about Surfy from Natural House:
Benefits of using Surfy:

  • Industry-First, Cutting-Edge Probiotic Cleaning Product.
  • Convenient spray top nozzle for quick and dispersed application
  • Naturally digests odors at their source leaving a fresh botanical scent
  • Probiotics create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem on any and all surfaces
  • Active ingredients keep working to maintain germ and odor free surface
  • Contains no VOC’s or other harmful chemicals Keeps dangerous pathogens off any surface
  • Leaves no Dulling Residue
  • Scrubbing action scours dirt and lifts germs and grime, while driving out odors at their source
  • Eco-Friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable

 Are any of my neighbors interested in trying Surfy?  You can purchase them directly from Natural House.  Oh, and be sure to follow them on Twitter and "like" their Facebook page so you can stay informed about new products as they come out.

One neighbor (US only) will receive a bottle of Surfy.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive Surfy from Natural House for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.  Quotes are taken from the Natural House email or website.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Whitney Farms 100% Natural Plant Foods

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey neighbors!

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As you all know, we have started work on both our vegetable garden and flower garden so of course we have been checking in to different types of plant food.  Whitney Farms® has 100% Natural plant foods.  It has no additives or anything that is artificial.  From the information available on their site, I think I would like to try some on our vegetable garden.  I do get concerned about all the chemicals that are applied to our foods, so this year we planted a little bit larger vegetable garden than last year, and I want it to be as healthy for my family as possible.  

Recently I have been doing some research on chemical plant foods compared to organic plant food.  It is really not surprising how much better organic is than chemical.  All to often we use what is convenient and easy, rather than what is best.  Whitney Farms has over 25 years of leading gardening experiences and have worked on improving their products.  Their products have low to no dust, have no manure odor, are easy to apply, contain beneficial microbes and have specially designed protein-based blends to rpovide your plants with both macro and micronutrients your plants need to grow and thrive.

If any of my neighbors are interested in trying Whitney Farms organic plant food, you can sign up to received a coupon for $3 off a Whitney Farms plant food or organic soil.  So make sure you go sign up!

Organic Plant Food

Be sure to check out Whitney Farms products for your garden this year.


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Our New Project Here At the Fence

Hi Neighbors!

Guess what we are doing?  Not only have we started our garden....we also are starting something else!  Take a look at our pictures and you will see!

Aren't they adorable?

The one with the little puff on the top of his head is a Polish.

They aren't quite ready for this yet, but it is waiting for them.

She is really enjoying this!

Isn't he funny looking!

Since I have eggs almost daily, I decided I wanted fresh eggs.  I am sure some of my neighbors know the difference between store eggs and fresh eggs.  I can definitely see and taste a difference!  I will keep you updated on how this is going.  We have 7 chicks and haven't lost a single one yet.

Do any of my neighbors own or raise chickens?  I would love to hear from you if you do.  We haven't had chickens in 10 years, so we are starting all over!

Coppertone Time!

Greetings neighbors!

As you all heard in a previous post I was selected to be one of the Coppertone Water Moms!  Well, I just received my package of goodies!  I love the Coppertone Water Moms tote bag, this is going to receive alot of use!  Inside the bag, was a blowup Coppertone Water Moms beach ball, a really nice Coppertone Water Moms water bottle, one Coppertone wet'n clear kids sunscreen spray and a Coppertone Water Babies Delicate foaming lotion.  And last but not least I received samples of Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple with some coupons and recipes to share with my neighbors and friends.

Now, I do have some of these set aside for a big get together we have going on next week, where a bunch of us will be getting together, but I want to share some here with my neighbors.  So here is what I came up with, I am going to giveaway 5 of the sample tubes of Coppertone Water Babies Pure and Simple Sunscreen Lotion.  They are tear free, oil, fragrance and dye free, SPF 50, 1 ounce tube.  So are any of you interested?

I will post in a couple of weeks how our get together went.  We will be spending quite a bit of time out in the sun, and I am one of those who burns easily. We will be coating everyone with Coppertone before heading outside. We just can't wait.  Packing and getting ready to leave Wednesday.  I will be sure to take the tote, beach ball, water bottle (need to stay hydrated), and a load of Coppertone Sunscreen!

Here is one of the recipes:

Colorful Cook-out Pasta Salad
8 oz. Tricolor Fiori Pasta
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cubed
4 0z. turkey, cubed

1/2 cup light mayonaise
2 tbs. lowfat milk
2 tbs. salad dressing seasoning mix

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse under cool water.  Place in a large serving bowl.  Add peas, carrots, cheese, and turkey.  Mix the mayonaise, milk and dressing mix in a small bowl.  Pour over pasta mixture.  Stir well to combine.  Recipe makes 8 cups.

This sounds like a great recipe and maybe we will get a chance to try it out soon!

Disclosure:As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

How Important is Online Marketing?

Hi Neighbors!

For those of you who own a business, I want to ask;, how important is online marketing to your business?  Do you use any form of on,line marketing to promote your business and to help customers find you?  What types of marketing do you use?  Internet marketing is quickly becoming a way of life and is slowly replacing other forms of advertising. 
On the road again!

I personally do much of my research online to find companies with products and services I am interested in.  And the next generation seems even more dependent upon electronics to solve their problems.  While traveling, we personally use an iPod to look up local businesses and restaurants.  And of course Google maps come into play here as we are often in a town we don't know well and we need correct directions quick.  We have experienced first hand how important Google Maps can be to a business.  Often times that can be a deciding factor in our being able to find the business we are looking for or if we just go on somewhere else.  Just having your address on your site often isn't enough for people to find you anymore.  And if they can not find you quickly people will often choose someone else who they can find.

So, do any of my neighbors here At the Fence use Google Maps on your site?  How important would you rate having easily accessible directions to your business? If you do not have a business how important is it to you that a map is available?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Disclosure:I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ugly Ted

Hey neighbors!

There is an awful lot of talk going on about bullying right now.  It has reached an all time high.  For some reason children have been taught if you look different or talk different it is OK to make fun of someone and sometimes it escalates to more than just words.  Now, I came from a family where we had friendly teasing, that sometimes went overboard, but nothing like what goes on today.  My own children have been diligently taught that you do not make fun of someone.  When teasing starts I like to ask, "Is everyone having fun?  So I was excited to receive Ugly Ted for review.  I just have to tell you the first thing one of my children said upon seeing Ugly Ted was, "Mom, he is so ugly he's cute!"  Well needless to say, Ugly Ted has found a home where he will be loved and well taken care of.

Slowly peeking out!
Seriously, Ugly Ted is not your average teddy bear.  He has one ear larger than the other.  His nose is crooked, and so are his two front teeth.  His body, arms and legs do not match his head as far as size.  Poor Ted, will anyone love him as much as they do other teddy bears?  Yes!  Especially now my daughter has seen him!  I have a feeling he will be going with us to Chicago soon.

Now if you would like your own Ugly Ted you can purchase him online for $16.99. Not a bad price for such a lovable little guy.  Presently on their website there are 4 stories about Ugly Ted that you can share with your children.  They are also available in PDF format so you can print them off for your children to read.  On the site a downloadable Adoption Certificate can be found that you can fill out to adopt Ugly Ted.  And last but not least, that is where you can sign up for the Ugly Ted Newsletter.

Ugly Ted can be found on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to look him up. And while researching Ugly Ted, I found out that they are working on releasing Ugly Ted's best friend Squirky Squirrel.  I am so excited to be able to share Ugly Ted with my neighbors here At the Fence.  One of my neighbors will receive their own Ugly Ted to love.  I think maybe he should have been named Cute Ted!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive one Ugly Ted for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer Gardening and Children's Claritin

Hey Neighbors!

We have been doing alot of work on our garden the past week.  M loves to plant and  begged to be allowed to do a vegetable garden this year.  Well, she worked hard, and we are actually beginning to have plants come up.  The only problem is she has allergies, so sometimes working outside is not all that great, but she does it anyway.  That is why I am thankful to Claritin for their Children's Claritin products.  They make it possible for her to work outside in her garden.  Below are a few pictures.

Garden growing!

Here are some of her new plants!

Trying to decide where each one should go.

Working diligently!

These are her tomato plants starting to sprout.

Watering her newly planted flowers!


By the way neighbors, here are some facts I recently received about tree pollen:
The Claritin® Allergen Guide: Tree Pollen Edition
Outdoor allergens like seasonal pollens and molds can be difficult to manage because it seems like they're everywhere and you can't escape them. Many of them occur at the time you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors, too- like right now! Here's a closer look at a common culprit, tree pollen. Knowing what to look for can help you steer clear of these notorious allergy triggers:
Tree Pollens
When it comes to trees, the real allergy troublemakers are hardwood deciduous trees — oak, elm, birch, maple, ash, alder and hazel:
  • These trees generally pollinate from February to April or May.
  • In the South, these trees begin pollinating as early as January; in the North, they begin in April.
  • People show cross-reactivity to trees in the beech, birch, alder and oak family, and in the juniper and cedar family. This means that if you're allergic to one type of tree, you're likely allergic to others in the same family.
  • If you're looking to plant trees on your property, look for species that do not aggravate allergies, such as catalpa, crepe myrtle, dogwood, fig, fir, palm, pear, plum, redbud and redwood trees. 
I hope some of this information is helpful to my neighbors who suffer from allergies or who have children that do.  Be sure to check back At the Fence for a refreshing Smoothie recipe, coming up!

As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ETY Kid's Earphones

Hi Neighbors!

Do your children use an iPod, iPad, or even computer to listen to music or anything else?  Mine listen to music, sermons, lessons for school, etc.  Do you get concerned regarding the sound levels or listening time?  I do.  How many times have you walked past a child with earphones on and you can clearly hear what they are listening to?  With ETY Kid's Earphones you won't have that problem.  ETY says the main reason people, kids included, turn up the volume is to block distracting background noise.

Your child can actually turn the volume to it's highest setting and the ETY earphones will not exceed safe levels.  Your child can listen up to 4 hours safely even at the maximum volume.  And yes, it works!  I tried it! Now your children can enjoy their music, videos, games, etc. and you can know that they are not damaging their hearing.  Thank you ETY!

The ETY Kid's Earphones are designed for ages 4 and up. They come with the ETY Kid's Earphones, an assortment of ACCU fit eartips, a shirt clip and a zippered pouch for easy storing.  The ETY earphones are compatible with iPods, MP3 players, iPad, tablets, DVD players and gaming devices.  They come in two different selections. One is designed for Windows, and the other works with Apple products.  The first is $49, the second is $79.  The earphones for the Apple products has a 3-button control. With this 3-button control you can raise or lower the volume, pause, stop, start, change tracks and there are a couple other options.  You might want to check out their adult earphones too!

Personally, I think these are great!  My daughter was using them and didn't even hear her brothers having a discussion in the same room.  Another nice feature with the ETY Kids3 is there is an App available that you can download called Awareness.  Here is a short description of an Awareness feature:
"AWARENESS! for Etymotic listens to your surroundings while you listen to music.
Any sound louder than normal background noise can be heard in your earphones.
From hearing that truck while its still down the road to hearing when someone asks if you'd like a cup of coffee in the office, or when the phone or doorbell rings at home."

Here is a little about Etymotic:
 Innovation, education and hearing conservation are central to Etymotic’s mission. Etymotic’s products are used by scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, professional and amateur musicians, and others who insist on superior sound quality. Audio engineers, audiologists and musicians working together have generated over 100 patents issued and pending. A number of Etymotic’s 60 employees are accomplished musicians. Etymotic Research is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Now, you can buy a pair of ETY Kid's Earphones on their website, or perhaps you could win a pair, here At the Fence. "Like" them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date!  Be sure to enter!