Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nu-NAAT Chocolat Special Collection

Hey Neighbors!

I was recently given the opportunity to try the Nu-NAAT Chocolat Special collection.  This includes the Creamy Chocolat Shampoo, Creamy Chocolate Conditioner, Chocolat Special Chocolate Cream Hair Mask and the Chocolat Thermo Active Anti-Frizz.  I have to tell you up front I first chose the Chocolat Special Collection just because it sounded good!  Let me tell you though, this was a really good match for my hair.

I have pretty normal hair.  I don't color my hair or use blow dryers or curling irons often.  I did have a perm done about a year ago, but I really don't do much other than pull my bangs back between decided to let them grow out and then cutting them.  Anyway, on to the Chocolat Special Collection.

Have you ever heard the term "squeaky clean"?  Years ago I had a friend who worked at a hair salon.  She told me the best way to know that your hair was really clean and not coated with chemicals was when you could hear it squeak as you rinsed it when rubbing your hand over it.  Guess what?  Nu-NAAT Chocolat Special Shampoo ($5.99) and Conditioner ($4.99) does just that!  I can hear the squeak as I run my hands over my hair while rinsing it.  I haven't had that feeling in quite some time.  And yes, it smells GREAT!

I wish you could see and feel the difference.
The Chocolat Special Chocolate Hair Mask ($5.99) is designed to use twice a month, but, I used it more like once a week.  It made my hair feel really soft.  This also has that great fragrance.  I only used the Chocolat Thermo Anti-Frizz ($6.99) maybe 2-3 times because as I said earlier I really do not use a blow dryer or curling iron often.
This is the hair mask.
Chocolat Collection Benefits:
  • Cocoa Butter provides a heaping dose of antioxidants
  • Rich in minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E
  • Contains selenium found in Brazil nuts
  • Delivers healthy nutrients to hair follicles

My overall response is that I highly recommend this Nu-NAAT Collection.  Do remember though that not everyone has the same type of hair.  If you have a different type though, don't worry, Nu-NAAT has a collection that should work for your hair also.  You can use their store locator, or you can purchase from Nu-NAAT online!

Be sure to follow Nu-NAAT on their social media, like Facebook, HERE, Twitter, HERE and Youtube HERE.

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Creating a Place to Relax!

Hey neighbors!

We are working on a new area in the yard.  We purchased a couple of swings and have sectioned off an area of the yard for an area to relax!  We have the swings, stepping stones, a fire pit and we are going to add a fountain.  

I am sharing some pictures of the work we have been doing!  Hopefully we can finish it this week.  I will show more pictures of our finished project when we are done.

We spent about 2 - 3 hours working and are planning another work day soon.  With schedules we actually have to plan work days!

We also worked on the new dog area and have it almost completely done.

I think by the time we are done it will be really nice.

We placed everything we could in position so that we could judge where to place the stepping stones.

I will be sure to share more pictures when we are done.  Have any great ideas, feel free to share in a comment.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Playing with Roses!

Hey neighbors!

While I was outside watering the plants my daughters decided to pick a few of my roses and play with them. They took pictures and played around posing with them.  So, while I worked, they played!  Actually I really enjoy watering in the early evening.

Rose 1

Rose 2

Rose 3

They started out taking pictures of a few of the roses on the wooden walkway.
Rose 4

Rose 5

Rose 6

Before long they expanded to costumes and posing!
Costume 1

Rose 7

Rose 8

I think they became a little more dramatic as they went along!  Even the dogs were able to join in!

Dogs 1

Dogs 2

Costume 2

Just a few more!  They really did have quite a bit of fun.

Costume 3

Costume 4

Costume 5
If you have a minute, leave a comment and tell me which picture is your favorite.

Motor Oil Matters Follow Up

Hi Neighbors!

We had the oil change done on our Suburban today.  Unfortunately we do not have any MOM approved places around here.  We did take our MOM checklist though.

The first point is one we follow anyway.  We regularly schedule our oil changes and follow the instructions in our vehicle's manual.  The second point is making sure we use the right viscosity.  This is another point my husband is already a stickler on.  Anything like that is always covered, so those were easy.  He knows a local company and we usually get our oil changes done there.  The only time he does not is of course when we are traveling.

Receipts are required as we always double check them to make sure the work was done and that they followed through on everything.  My mother used to run the register at an auto shop and some of the stories she would tell regarding how workers ripped off customers were scary.

Thanks to Motor Oil Matters we are up to date on our oil changes and ready to go!  One neighbor here At the Fence is also going to be able to thank MOM, Motor Oil Matters, when they receive their $50 gift card for their oil change.

Now, I said that I would add an extra entry here before the giveaway ends.  What I need you to do, is read the checklist and tell me at least one point that you always make sure to do when you get an oil change.  Hurry up and head over to the original post HERE to enter.  I have added it to the Rafflecopter.  Only a few hours left to enter so hurry up!

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I did receive a gift card for an oil change.  This is a review sponsored by Motor Oil Matters. The Motor Oil Matters information and gift cards have been provided by Motor Oil Matters.

Schoolhouse Expo Ticket Information and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors!

Most of you already know that we homeschool, and I am aware some of my neighbors here do too.  So this information will be quite helpful!  It will also be helpful for those who are considering homeschooling, or maybe who are looking for more information.  Keep reading if you are interested in homeschooling!

The Schoolhouse Expo is a five day event featuring 30 speakers.  It begins Aug. 19 and runs through the 23rd.  Each day from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Eastern Time you will be able to gain knowledge from some of the leaders in homeschool information.  Price for the event is $24.  We here At the Fence are being allowed to giveaway 1 ticket.

Schoolhouse Expo

Be sure to visit the website, HERE to get more information regarding this event.  This is one of the best $24 you will spend on Homeschooling.  I am going to share just a couple of the speakers here and what they will be discussing.  Also, make sure to read the FAQ page, which will explain to you how the Schoolhouse Expo works.


Micro Business for Teenagers:
Starting a Micro Business Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro businesses. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas and pitfalls to avoid. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together!
Attorney David C Gibbs III
Understanding Your Rights as a Homeschooler and Person of Faith
Homeschooling is a fundamental parental right in America. In this workshop, Attorney David Gibbs and Attorney Christine Field from the Center for Homeschool Liberty, will help give parents the confidence to teach and train their children with excellence.


Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool
Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic, and practical reasons to homeschool, and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.

You can register, HERE.  Be sure to enter the giveaway for a free ticket.

Disclosure:This is a Promotional Post.  I received no monetary compensation.  I am receiving free admission.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hoo Rags! Amazing!

Hey Neighbors!

Great to see you out today!  I have a really unique product to share with you today!  It is called a Hoo Rag.  This little fabric tube can be used in so many ways.  First off I do want to mention there is a giveaway at the end of this review.

Before we get into the many ways to wear a Hoo Rag, I just want to ask if any of you have seen them before.  They are easy to use and fun to wear, not to mention they come in many designs and colors.  My daughter is going to help me show some of the many ways you can wear a Hoo Rag.  I received the G. I. Pink.  This is basically a pink camouflage.  These bandanas are a seamless, cotton-polyester blended microfiber.  They are light weight, moisture wicking, and of course fun to wear.  Now take a minute to see some of the ways you can wear a Hoo Rag!

First off is a pony tail holder.  This one is simple and easy to accomplish.

Then you have a kerchief or face mask.

How about a neck warmer?

Or perhaps a headband.

A beanie, maybe?

Here are a couple more options:

You might ask what you can use a Hoo Rag for.  It can block the sun, keep your hair back, block other elements like; wind, rain, snow.  Wear it around the home to prevent breathing in dust while cleaning.  Or just wear it because you like their style!

Be sure to connect with Hoo Rag on Facebook and Twitter.  Be sure to watch the video on their website on the many ways to wear a Hoo Rag.

How many uses can you find for a Hoo Rag?  I am sure you will be able to come up with a few.  I have 4 different paisley colored Hoo Rags to giveaway.  They are actually quite nice looking.  I have a green, pink, blue and a red.  Are you interested in winning one? Let's go!

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Back to School Box!

Hey Neighbors!

How about a Back to School Box?  It will run until the end of August.  I will add items for school.  Now, for this first post, I am not going to tell you anything that will be in the box.  For your first entry, I want you to guess 3-4 items that will end up in the box and then throughout the giveaway time period you can check back to see if you are right.  Of course I will also add new ways to enter!  So let's get started!

Hurry up and enter so you won't miss out on anything!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peaceable Kingdom Foil Art

Hey neighbors!

Looking for some summertime "inside" fun?  Check out the new Foil Art from Peaceable Kingdom.  We actually had a Sunday afternoon where all the family was gone except for the two younger girls.  So after church and lunch, we went ahead and pulled out the Foil Art!

This was quite a bit of fun.  I did learn to work one area at a time and to always try to do the smaller areas first.  At least this worked better for me.  We chose pictures and worked together.  You simply pick the picture you would like to work on and then peel off the cover label.  Choose the color foil paper you want to use and place it face down on the now revealed sticky portion of your picture.  Rub the back of the foil paper and slowly peel off.  It leaves the foil adhered to the sticky part of your picture.

They come out really nice!  This is definitely for slightly older children or younger children with supervision.  We found that if we were not careful applying the foil we could accidentally rub it over a prior foiled area, or it would leave small scratches in an area already completed.  The pictures still look nice, it was just something we noticed.

Does this look like a fun summertime project your child or children would enjoy?  Be sure to stop by Peaceable Kingdom and see what else they have to offer.

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