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SodaStream At the Fence R and G

Hey Neighbors! What is fall without the opportunity to have fun with friends and family!  At the Fence we have been having quite a bit of fun together as a family and compliments of SodaStream , we now can make our own refreshments when we get together.  SodaStream has home soda makers you can use in your home.  There are so many benefits to owning a SodaStream Home Soda Maker. No more purchasing soda at the store, no more empty bottles to deal with and it is easy and convenient to use.  I know it is handy for us.  Any evening we plan to have family time or a game night we can make our own soda.  And they have so many flavors to choose from.   Regular Soda Flavors-20 Diet Soda Flavors-20 Energy Drink-5 Sparkling Naturals-11 Sparkling Tea-4 MyWater Essential Flavors-4 Country Time-4 Crystal Light-5 Kool Aid-3 Ocean Spray-3 As I said earlier the Home Soda Maker is very easy to set up and use.  First, you open the back so you can insert the carb

Last Fall Festival Update!

Hey neighbors! This is you last entry and this giveaway ends so, so hurry over to the original post to enter.  Our very last trivia question: What phrase did Snoopy use to start his novels or stories he wrote?  I will give all the answers when this one ends. Enter to win the Snoopy and Woodstock!  Looking forward to choosing a winner for this one.  See you soon, At the Fence!

Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns

Hi Neighbors! This time around the TOS Crew was able to review Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns .  My daughter thought this was GREAT!  She has been wanting to sew for so long.  Both her older sisters sew and all she has done so far are pillows.  Through Rosie's Doll Clothes Patterns, Learn to Make Doll Clothes Online Video Course With 8 Free Doll Clothes Patterns , she received the opportunity to learn more.  For $47.49 you receive: Over 130 step-by-step instructional videos which means even if you have been sewing for years, you are sure to learn lots of new tips and techniques The confidence to do it yourself because my videos are so clear and comprehensive – I’ve been told they are ‘Goof Proof!’ 12 months’ access so that you can watch the videos as many times as you like, whenever you like which makes it super convenient and there’s no need to travel to classes You will also receive 8 free 18" American Girl Doll Clothes Patterns, which includes step by step

How Do You Choose An Estate and Trust Attorney?

Hi Neighbors, Just out of curiosity, how many of you have a will in place? Have you ever sat down and discussed what will happen to your property and belongings after you die?  It is not that hard to get everything set in order so you can make it easier for your family members to follow through on your wishes.  Remember, everyone should have something legal in place, not just someone who is wealthy. Most people do not like to talk about wills and estate planning, but this is a very important subject, especially if you have children. When you have decided to go ahead and choose an attorney take time to check them out a little first.  Ask friends if they can recommend someone they have used. Your bank may be able to refer someone. If you do not have anyone to ask, take time to check into what they specialize in, how long they have been in estate and trust planning. Once you think you have found someone you may want to see if he/she ever had to represent someone in  Esta

Brilliant Sky Toys and Books

Hi neighbors! Some of you may remember my review of Brilliant Sky Toys and Books from last year.  I LOVE stores like this.  This is a store where you walk in and receive personalized service.  Not like the big stores, where actually finding help, let alone getting customer service is a rarity.  Brilliant Sky Toys and Books is the store you walk into, where you are greeted and asked if you need any help finding anything.  The employees can actually show you products and answer questions. Brilliant Sky Toys and Books carry quality toys and books for your child. Customers can be sure to pick the perfect toy as the 4th annual Brilliance Awards, chosen by the toy store franchise chain, are announced, featuring a dozen perfect playthings. Priced from $12.99 to $84.99, the top 12 Brilliance Award winners are an eclectic bunch, just like today's kids. The list includes  Lego City Brickmaster  ($29.99) for the future engineer,  How Big Is The   Lion?  ($14.95) book for an educ

What Can You Do in the Highlands of North Carolina?

Hi Neighbors! Have any of you ever visited the Highlands of North Carolina?  I haven't, but I have lived in North Carolina before, and I have got to say the fall leaves in the mountains were simply gorgeous.  We lived there 20 years ago.  Wow!  I would LOVE to visit the mountains again.  The weather is really nice too.  You get to experience all four seasons.  My favorites of course are fall and spring, but I don't mind a mild winter. I was checking out the area of the Highlands of North Carolina and they seem to have things to do year round.  Have you ever checked out Highlands NC homes for sale on the internet?  If you lived in this area there would be so much to do!  I would enjoy living in this area.  There are many attractions and others that are only a day trip away. I know the children would want to visit the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.  You get to go on an excursion through the mountains.  Just seeing the views would be great, but they also have special theme

Vocabulary Spelling City

Hey neighbors! Through TOS we recently received the opportunity to review VocabularySpellingCity .  Now, I want to say right at the beginning that Vocabulary Spelling City is good for any situation, not just for homeschoolers.  We reviewed the VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership ($29.99 for families, up to 5 students).  Vocabulary Spelling City can be used in grades K-12. The program is quite simple to use after you have created your account.  Once your account as teacher is set up, you can add up to 5 students.  They can each have their own user name and it is up to you if you want them to have a password. For their spelling words, you can create your own lists, or use one or more of theirs.  I really like this option, because I can personally create spelling lists for different classes.  I did look through their lists and I imported at least one.  This is also perfect when you are searching for certain lists and do not have time to create your own. After you h

Dutch Oven From Plow and Hearth

Hi Neighbors! Oh, fall weather really makes my family long for warm soups, chili and stews.  So, when I was given the chance to review a product from Plow and Hearth , I chose their Hand Forged Cast Iron Dutch Oven.  It is 4 quart.  I was going to link to the item, but it is not available right now. We are also going to try cornbread soon!  And we are trying meatloaf today.  I can't wait to try some other baking. I had to season the Dutch Oven before we could use it.  First we had to scrub it with steel wool to remove the lacquer that has been applied to prevent rust during shipping.  then you apply a thin coat of cooking oil  and place it in your oven at 350 for 30 minutes.  You then need to repeat the process.  You are then only supposed to hand wash and dry thoroughly after use to keep your pan from rusting.  DO NOT put in a dishwasher.  I will warn you had to open the windows while seasoning the pan. Plow and Hearth is one of my favorite sites to visit and

Bestowed Box Preview!

Hey Neighbors! I just received my Bestowed box !  I was so excited to have this come in.  This month is their non-GMO month.  Everything in the box is 100% GMO free.  All products in the Bestowed box are hand-picked by renowned nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. How it works: Get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  -- delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author  Heather Bauer  and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping. Do you know what a GMO is?  I didn't, but I sure was glad to find out.  A GMO is a genetically modified organism.  These are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals.  How do you know if a product is GMO free?  Look for products that have the Non-GMO Project Verified label.  You can also check the website of your favorite products. Now, here is what I received in