Friday, November 30, 2012

Empower Boxing Boot Camp!

Hey Neighbors!

Are you planning on getting in shape after the holidays?  Or do you know someone who does?  Then maybe you should check into the Empower Boxing Boot Camp set ($39.99).  I received this set from Empower for review purposes (and they are going to do a giveaway too!).

Anyway, I have a 25 year old daughter who takes working out seriously.  She also enjoys practicing Martial Arts.  She has a bag outside to practice on, along with using her brother.  So, when I told her about this she was really excited.

She has been doing this program 2-3 days a week since we received it.  The first time she used it, she told me it was really fun!  Then the next day she wasn't so excited, when she told me how sore she was from using different muscles!  I had to laugh!  Anyway, she likes the Empower Boxing Boot Camp.

The set comes with a comfort fit jump rope, a 6 lb. sand filled toning ball, 2 lb. weighted gloves (1 lb. each), the 12 Rounds DD and a workout guide.  My daughter is thoroughly enjoying this program.  The only drawback she brought up is, because in boxing you almost always lead with one hand, they do not alternate. Still, she feels that she is getting a good workout using this 2-3 days a week.  There are workout options for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  My daughter can now, throw punches, combinations,  jabs, hooks and uppercuts.  She walks around casually throwing punches now.

The Boxing Boot Camp video was created by Jaime Clampitt:

Professional boxer Jaime Clampitt has spent her life working hard for her many titles. But before she was fighting in the ring, she had to fight against the odds to prove she had what it takes to participate in a sport that barely had any women. Now a nationally and internationally renowned and respected boxer, Jaime has more than 17 years of expertise competing, teaching, and training.
Jaime is a 4 time World Champion Professional Female Boxer, a World Amateur Female Boxer, a Canadian National Female Boxer, a USA Boxing coach, and personal trainer.

Have I sparked your interest?  Be sure to visit the Empower website to learn more about the Boxing Boot Camp and other exercise products they have available.

A little about Empower:

Designed exclusively for women by women, Empower offers fitness products; world-renowned trainers; nutritional expertise; and online communities to help you reach your goals.
Empower is here to inspire and motivate you to be activehealthy, and strong. It's your moment of truth, now MAKE YOUR MOVE to Empower.

Now, if you are looking for a nice set to give to someone planning on starting to exercise, or you know someone who presently exercises on a regular basis take a minute to check out Empower Boxing Boot Camp.  And be sure to enter the giveaway here!

Find Empower on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a Empower Boxing Boot Camp for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

To My Neighbors!

Hey All!

I just fixed the Carmex post for entering, so if you already read it, but didn't enter, you can now!  Sometimes I wonder about myself!  Just one of those days! :)

I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who faithfully come in and read all my posts.  I really appreciate it.  Also keep an eye out because we have some really nice products coming up for review and some really great giveaways!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner

Hey neighbors!

I received a new Carmex product!  It is great!  It is Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner. (Orange Flavor)  It is almost like a lotion for your lips.

The label states:
Creamy, fast absorbing, non-greasy, 13 moisturizers for soft, smooth lips

This lip conditioner actually looks and feels like a lotion.  It goes on smooth and works great!  We are experiencing some 30 and below weather, so my lips have been chapping.  Mainly because I forget to use anything until they are chapped and cracking!

I like the way it goes on and of course the orange scent is nice too. When I say I like the way it goes on, I mean it seriously is like a lotion.  It is not thick, it just flows on.   My daughter said it smells like the orange dreamsicles.  And then a friend who was visiting said it smells like the orange scented tooth cleaner their dentist uses!  Everyone I have had try it, likes it!  So be sure to grab a couple next time you are out shopping and keep them on hand.  Toss one or two in your purse, maybe put one in your glove box, and have a couple around the home!

From Carmex:

  • Your skin’s lipid bilayer is made up of two layers of fatty acids; its job is to help keep moisture in the skin. Our Lip Conditioner includes lanolin, which replicates the way the lipid bilayer in your skin retains moisture.
  • Our formula includes dimethicone to aid with moisturization and protect the tender skin on your lips.
  • Our Lip Conditioner uses allantoin to effectively aid with moisturization plus help healing.

Now, Carmex sent me two of these.  One to enjoy myself and one to share with a friend.  So, I thought, why not with a neighbor instead.  I am going to mail the second one to one of my neighbors.  Be sure and enter and maybe you will be the one I send this to!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I did receive Carmex product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CAT Mining Play Set from Toy State!

Hey neighbors!

Everyone remember the giveaway a short time ago from Toy State for a CAT Mining Play Set?  Guess what?  They are allowing us to give away another set!  Are you still looking for a special toy for that little boy?  Or maybe your little girl likes play sets like this!  Be sure to check out the Toy State website for this and other great gift ideas!

You can purchase this set for just $9.99 through Amazon, or at Walmart, Target, Kmart or Toys R Us.  This set is designed for ages 3 and up.  It requires 2 AAA batteries so your child can enjoy the push-button sound effects.

This set comes with a small mountain that your child can drive the truck to the top of to pretend fill.  Then they can drive down the hill and through the tunnel.  All with sound effects available, just by pushing the buttons.

The CAT Mining Play Set can be used inside for quiet playtime, or outside depending on the weather.  You could even use it for travel entertainment.  You know, when you go visit friends and relatives who don't have little children, so they don't have any toys that would interest your child.  Just put this little play set in your bag and you have instant entertainment.

Neighbors be sure to visit the Toy State website to see the other items they have available.  And be sure to enter the giveaway here!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a Mining Play Set.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pinypon and Nenuco Party

Hey neighbors!

I had the chance to host a Pinypon/Nenuco Party!  What alot of fun we had!  Pinypon are these adorable little dolls and you can interchange their clothing and hair.  They also come with accessories and playsets, like caravans, shopping mall and hotel.  Now, although I would recommend these for girls, one little boy had some fun with them too!

Nenuco is a doll that blows bubbles and uses her own little potty after drinking water from her bottle.  The one little girl who went home with this one was soooo funny!  She told her brother not to sit in one spot on the carpet because the doll had an accident there!  We were laughing so hard over this.

Feeding the baby!

I think she is using her potty!

When can I feed the baby?
No!  Don't sit there!
My turn!

A great time was had by all and everyone Took home a Pinypon figure.  I am not sure if everyone took home the original hair and clothing after the trading was done, but everyone left happy!  And of course a Nenuco doll went home with one happy little girl!


Having some play time!

Look at all the little accessories.

We were also able to share the Nenuco Blowing Bubbles Baby.  Look at the fun that was had!

She needed changed and dried off!

Neighbors, these would make GREAT gifts!  Be sure to visit their website and then check out their Facebook and Twitter pages!
Pinypon on Facebook
Pinypon on Twitter
Pinypon website
Nenuco on Facebook
Nenuco on Twitter
Nenuco website

These children really enjoyed playing with the Pinypon figures and the Nenuco doll.  I have to say the doll was a hit because of using the potty, more than blowing bubbles.  And the Pinypon figures encouraged interactive play.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I did receive Pinypon and Nenuco product for review purposes.  All quotes are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Hotel Supplies

Hello Neighbors!

 How are you all doing today?  How many of you have gone to hotels and had problems? As you all know we go several times a year.  And although we normally have a great time, occasionally there are problems.  Like the time we checked in and there were obvious saliva stains on the pillowcase. YUCK!  I'm sure everyone has a problem at one point or another.  Leave a comment and tell me if you have ever had problems at a hotel.  I personally am thinking that some of the problems are the employees but many of the problems are management.  Finding a good company with Hotel Supplies is a plus.  I mean, your first impression of a room usually lasts. I found a place called Peachsuite hotel supply it has pretty much everything you can think of that a hotel needs it was so neat looking around on there.

Not only do they carry bedding and bathroom supplies, but they carry cleaning supplies as well.  I was amazed at the amenities they have available for hotel rooms.  This is where you can also purchase blenders, toasters and blow dryers.  You will find hotel catering supplies here as well.

It is funny the differences in the hotels we have stayed at around the country.  Everything from small mom and pop to large, fancy hotels.  My children of course love when the hotels have a restaurant attached.  They really enjoy being able to eat right there and not having to run out again!  We stayed at one hotel for our anniversary that would bring the food to your room.  Not bad, but slightly expensive.

Well neighbors, have a great day!  Thank you for visiting with us At the Fence.  Please stop by again soon!

Disclosure:This was a sponsored post.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Weather and Lugz!

Good day neighbors!

I don't know about you, but we are beginning to cool off here.  As a matter of fact it has gotten down right cold!  I am talking below 30 a couple of mornings.  So I am beginning to think winter wear!  Have you seen the Lugz boots?  I received a pair and they are perfect for winter use!  I am thinking about giving them to my daughter for a gift, so don't tell her!

The Ladies Drifter Fur $74.99, is a really nice boot. This is a stylish, feminine version of the men's work boot.  And it is so comfortable.

  • Nubuck upper
  • Cushioned insole
  • Soft acrylic fur collar
  • Rubber traction outsole

Can you think of someone who would like a pair of boots like these?  Or maybe you would like a pair yourself.  Drop a couple hints, or maybe send someone the link to these post and maybe you will get a pair.  Perhaps you could leave this post pulled up on your computer screen at home for your husband to see.  These are definitely worth the investment.  Just take a look at the pictures!

Lugz designs quality foot ware.
Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.
From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.

Now what do you think of these boots?  Are they a great gift idea or what?  Be sure to find Lugz on Twitter and Facebook so you can keep up on what they are up to!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a pair of Lugz for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Magna Color! What Fun!

Hi Neighbors!

Here is a really neat gift item.  It is called Magna Color from Tech4Kids.  The set I received comes with the Magna Color Design Station, 4 dot dispensing pens, a screen swiper, 4 stencils, 160 magnetic dots and a pair of 3D Ultravision glasses.  Designed for ages 4 and up.

Your child can design 3D pictures, over and over again.  The magnetic dots store in the back of the Magna Color Design Station.  There is also a place to store the pens and screen swiper.  Everything can be carried easily.  I do recommend that supervision be used when younger children design with this as the dots are small.  Your child can use the design stencils and fill in the "dots" or they can design their own.  My children liked seeing the designs through the 3D glasses.

Since 2009, Tech 4 Kids has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing children’s toys in over 60 countries worldwide. With offices in Hong Kong, China, and Toronto, Tech 4 Kids is known for combining great innovation with some of the most popular children’s licenses on the market. With six product lines and hundreds of toys catering to kids of all ages, Tech 4 Kids is constantly expanding its presence on shelves within all major retailers. For additional information or to view all products, browse online at

Below see a video on how to use the Magna Color.

For just $24.99 you can give your child the gift of creativity with Magna Color.  You can also purchase Design Pack refills that come in an assortment of themes.

Overall this is a very easy method to design.  I did have a small problem reloading the smallest dots into the pen, but otherwise, I like the way this works.  Simple and easy to use.

This season, Magna Color can be purchased at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Kohl’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Walgreens, and many more retailers!

A special note from Tech4Kids if you purchased a Magna Color last summer: A small quantity of product shipped this past summer included malfunctioning pens.  As a company dedicated to high quality product, Tech 4 Kids, the manufacturers of Magna Color, would like anyone with malfunctioning pens to contact them at the following email: for a set of free replacement pens and dots.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive a Magna Color for review purposes.  All quotes in red are from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.