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Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier

Hey Neighbors! How many of you have heard of Oransii?  I have previously used their Robby Wash Ball.  Just recently I received a Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier ($29).  For such a tiny product I am impressed by it's capabilities.  The Purifier works on two AA batteries, which should last for .  It's small size: Dimensions: 4” x 2.8” x 2.5”,  is perfect for placing in your refrigerator without taking up much room.   I am not sure how it is in your home, but with 8 people in the family, we are constantly moving, storing, and rearranging things in our refrigerator.  Because of this, some foods get left in longer than they should be and cause interesting odors!  Then of course there are the spicy things my family loves.  Everyone eats Mexican, so they are always salsas, dips and such.  Mix that with the onion that I use in just about everything from salads, to tuna, to just about any meat I cook.  And then my daughter uses garlic as often as possible.  Not to men

Insurance Hunter!

Post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine. Hello Neighbors! How is everyone?   Today we decided to bathe the dogs.  Later we will be brushing them out.  They really needed a bath! Has anyone been looking for a new Car Insurance  quote provider?  Check out Insurance Hunter!  Insurance Hunter is an online insurance brokerage that provides Ontario residents free acces insurance quotes from Ontario's leading insurance comanies twenty-four/seven!  They help you compare, choose and then save!   They save you time and money.  That is why Insurance Hunter is a smart way to shop for insurance.  Their website is designed to help you search for insurance, compare prices, and save twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.  The process is very easy!  Just answer the online questionnaire and you will instantly receive the best insurance quotes available (for the coverage you chose).  You can then choose the option you think i

Flower Pin Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors! I would really appreciate if some of you would visit my daughter's site and enter this giveaway!  She was really hoping to get more entries.  It is for a Flower Pin from Appropriate Apparel. Please check it out! http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/08/appropriate-apparel-review-giveaway.html This giveaway ends tomorrow night. 8/31 Thanks all!

Golden Prairie Press Costumes with Character

Hey Neighbors! I received this really neat e-book from Golden Prairie Press .  It is called Costumes with Character ($21.95).  You can also purchase the printed book for a little more.  The book, written by Amy Puetz is filled with costume ideas.  My daughter loved it.  As my neighbors know, she LOVES dress up.  Some days she changes clothing 4-5 times! In the book Costumes with Character, Amy shares many different patterns you can make easily at home.  She also gives tips on how to take one basic dress and with a few accessories, change the whole look.  Personally I like that she also gives a short 1-3 page history of the different time periods, along with questions.  She does include the answers! :)  My daughter especially liked the dresses from the Romantic Era       (1820-1848).  Many of her tips are on adding an apron, scarf, hat, vest, etc. that each change the look just enough to make a big difference in the appearance. Her other favorite of course is the Victori

Another Great Item from Peter Pauper Press!

Hello Neighbors! How is everyone today?  We have been doing some extra chores around the house, some yardwork, etc.  We have been very busy! Now, I have another great item to share with my Neighbors from Peter Pauper Press! Peter Pauper Press let me chose another item for review.  We chose the Acadian Tapestry Journal and the Acadian Tapestry Roller Ball Pen  ($14.95).  These are really pretty! Here is a little bit about Peter Pauper Press... " PETER PAUPER PRESS , founded in 1928, is one of America’s leading publishers of fine gift books, humor books, compact references, travel guides, unique journals, quality stationery, holiday cards, and innovative children’s activity books. We publish approximately 100 books and ancillary products per year. These are really great.  On the inside of the back cover there is a little pocket to hold some papers/cards/etc.    On the right! See!  Isn't that handy?!? Here is a little bit about the Acadian Tapestry Jou

Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait and Gel

Hey Neighbors! I don't know how it has been at your home, but here At the Fence, we have seriously had some ant problems.  My husband says they are coming in for water because it is so dry outside.  That sounds realistic to me because I see them mainly in the kitchen and bathroom.  And of course we have had some in my daughters' bedroom.  When we changed the enclosed back patio into a bedroom for them we added a window AC unit.  The ants seem to be getting in around the unit.  We need to " Get rid of ants !" Well, since we received the Combat Source Kill Max Gel, I had my son (19), put some of the gel around the girls' window AC.  This should really cut down on ants in their bedroom.  The Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel contains Fipronil a fast acting ingredient.  It is still slow enough that foraging ants can return to the colony and feed the bait to larvae and queens so the entire colony will die.  All you need to do is apply the gel near ant trails, co

Bormioli Rocco Glassware for Your Fall Table

Hey Neighbors! Be sure to check out the beautiful fall glassware available from Bormioli Rocco . An Italian glassware company that is offering some really gorgeous glasses for your fall table.  Whether a family get together or an autumn party be sure to check out what they have available this season. I received one of their Sorgente Fuschi glasses.  See below: Bormioli Rocco Glassware, Sorgente Fuchsia Sets of 6 Collection Bormioli Rocco Glassware, Set of 6 Sorgente Fuchsia Water Glasses $46.00 at  Macys.com Here is the other Bormioli Rocco Glass I received: Bormioli Rocco Murano Rocks Glasses, Gift Boxed, Set of 4, Cobalt Blue $15.22 @  Amazon.com Now, wouldn't either one of these glasses look beautiful on your table?  I really like mine.  They are quite well made.  Now to decide if I should purchase more or not!  Decisions, decisions! Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive Bormioli Rocco glasses for review purpo

Sports Illustrated Kids Presents the 2012 Sports Parent of the Year Contest

Hey Neighbors! For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated Kids will recognize a SportsParent of the Year. This parent is dedicated to family and community, and includes sports as a part of an active, healthy lifestyle. She or he exemplifies the qualities that SI Kids aims to impart to children through a shared passion for sports, including: fun, dedication, healthy living, and the value of community and team.  The winning parent will receive a $1,000 Gift Card to spend on their child's sports needs.  This parent could also be featured in a future issue of Sports Illustrated Kids.  Talk about exciting!  If you have someone to nominate, just follow the directions below: 1.)    Decide who to submit for the award, whether it is yourself, your spouse or another parent 2.)    Simply go to www.sikids.com/sportsparent and follow instructions to submit your nomination 3.)    Remember there is (1) nomination per person or email account. 4.)    “Like” the Sports Illu

Dramamine for Kids

Hey Neighbors! Anyone interested in entering the Dramamine Travel Challenge?  I wanted to take a minute and share this with you.  We travel quite a bit and none of us have ever experienced motion sickness.  We did know a young lady who did though and it definitely made her life difficult. Traveling with Dramamine® Enter the “Dramamine ®  Travel Challenge” and Win A Week-Long Cruise for Four! Deadline September 30 th , 2012 Relief from the First Dramamine ®  For Kids and Dramamine ®  Less Drowsy IRVINGTON, NY (August, 2012) – Dramamine® , the leading brand of motion sickness relief for adults and children, is encouraging consumers to conquer their motion sickness with the opportunity to win a weeklong cruise!  From  now through September 30 th , 2012, adult consumers are invited to enter “ The Dramamine® Travel Challenge ”.* Entering is easy!  Just visit the  Dramamine®  website and tell us in 50 words or less why you wish you had used  Dramamine®  during

Faber-Castell's Creativity for Kids! Party Time!

Ready for a girl's party! Hey Neighbors! I was chosen to host a Creativity for Kids Party.  Now, I have to tell you that the hardest part was keeping my daughter out of the boxes as they arrived.  She LOVES crafts!  Anyway we planned to do the party on our back deck, but wouldn't you know, just about the time we got all set up it started to rain.  Can you say, "Inside crafts!"  Everyone grabbed everything and brought it inside. We tried just about everything in the box and took so many pictures that we decided to just do a slide show.  We added music so you can enjoy seeing all the arts and crafts Creativity for Kids sent us!  It was super fun!  Everyone came away with a craft of some kind that they had worked on. Included in the party: Tie Dye Bandanas Fashion Bracelets Fashion Headbands Deluxe Glitter Art Pop up Books Fun With Fashion Activity Book Tote Bags Pop-Art Necklaces Aprons (To keep clothing clean!) What fun was had by all!  I do recom

Sunbeam Heated Pet Bed Insert

Hey Neighbors! I received this really great Sunbeam Heated Pet Bed Insert .  And before I say anything else I need to tell you I LOVE it!  My daughters cat decided it was too cold in our house.  Now, I do admit that I personally prefer it on the chilly side, but sitting on my backup battery system for my computer was not winning her any points in my book.  She was sitting on the vent area for hours on end.  She was even dozing off sitting up!  So, I was overjoyed to receive this product for review.  Now, if she is missing, all I have to do is go into my daughters room, where she is relaxing in a pet bed with the heated insert.  She is there constantly now.  It is actually quite amusing watching her.  Wait until you see the pictures! The Pet Bed Insert has soothing heat technology.  DO NOT use this around a pet who chews on things.  This does plug in to the wall so there is an electrical cord involved.  Place the heating insert in any pet bed, under the cushion.  We put

Nutrisystem Has Started!

Hey Neighbors! My Nutrisystem D has arrived.  It was so exciting to unpack the box and cooler.  I mean I received 30 days worth of food.  And they have some really great meals!  I LOVE that each food package you receive is color coded for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack.  It filled the top of my freezer and I have my own shelf in the pantry now. This was great!  It is like a Philly cheesesteak melt. I will tell you that being diabetic and having come off my medication completely by counting carbs, I am having to do a little swapping and substituting. I am really monitoring my glucose.  I have been doing things like having my dinner for lunch and the the lower carb lunch for dinner.  I also sometimes have a lower carb snack than they offer.  Not bad so far though.  I think it just might work! This was sooooo good! Check out the omelet! I do have to share this one story though.  The first hamburger I tried was interesting.  First off, it is a pantry item.  Tha

Time 4 Writing!

Hi Neighbors! I recently was able to review Time 4 Writing.  My daughter took their online Middle School Mechanics .  She helps on the blog and we figured this would help to improve her writing skills.  (Sometimes I think I need to re-take a course!)  Anyway, I have to say I really enjoyed her using this system.  She is assigned a teacher, who grades all her assignments.  If she has questions, she has access to her teacher through email.  Each day all she does is sign in, complete her assignment for the day, submit it and then wait for it to be graded.  The teacher usually has it graded by that evening!  Super! The teachers she has had have all been great about grading and leaving her feedback when she has needed it.  She did have to change teachers about a week or so ago as her original teacher is on maternity leave.  It was a very smooth transfer though and we didn't see any major differences between the teachers. Now, let me tell you a little about Time4Writing.  Th

GlassesUSA!

Hey Neighbors! Have you done all your back to school shopping?  Did anyone need glasses ?  We have 2 people in our family who have to wear them all the time.  And then my daughter and I need them for reading.  Right now I just use reading glasses, but I can see prescription glasses coming soon!  What do you look for when you order glasses?  Do you always buy local?  Do you ever order online?  How much does price affect your decision. These are the Blue Joey. We have previously ordered from GlassesUSA.com and been very satisfied.  My daughter received her last pair of glasses from them.  We were able to do everything right online!  We just needed her prescription, a recent one, then she chose a couple of frames she liked.  After going back and forth a few times she finally came to a decision and we placed the order.  They kept us updated throughout the procedure and let us know when they shipped.  They are her everyday glasses right now. We may have a need for GlassesUSA.c

Dot to Dot by Monkeying Around!

Hello Neighbors! This is one of my favorite things to take on trips for keeping the children busy!  Dot to Dot books from Monkeying Around are not your average dot to dots.  These are amazing!  The new book we received The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure Book 1($8.95) has dot to dots that are two and even three pages wide. My daughters LOVE to do these while we are driving, sitting at a restaurant, spending time together in the evening at a hotel, or whenever they have some free time.  These Dot to Dot books by Monkeying Around have anywhere from 160 dots to over 1,000.  Some of these are very detailed.  I am sure you will be astounded! Each page has directions for you to follow, so you will know when to stop and start in a new spot.  Some are numbers, a few are alphabet.  A couple have numbers but no dots.  They are really alot of fun! A completed dot to dot. (A compass) This one is a little boy in bed. About Monkeying Around: Since 2000 Monkeying Around has b