Friday, January 31, 2014

Dabby Dill & the HICCUP Pickle

Hi Neighbors!

I recently had the opportunity to try out a new App called Dabby Dill & the HICCUP Pickle.  Now, I have to confess with the name Dabby Dill I was wondering where the Pickle fit in.  You know, like a dill pickle, but that is not the kind of pickle we are talking about.

Dabby Dill goes to bed one night and gets herself in a pickle, or a jam, or a little bit of a problem.  Just before she goes to sleep she gets the hiccups, thus the hiccup pickle.  Poor Dabby tries all sorts of ways to rid herself of the hiccups, all to no avail.  Until...well, I don't want to spoil the story, so I will stop right there.  Wait until, you see the many things Dabby does to try and get rid of her hiccups.

The Dabby Dill & the HICCUP Pickle App is a cute story that can be read in three different ways.  The App will read the story out loud to your child.  You can choose the read along option where the story is read out loud, but as each word is spoken it is underlined for your child to follow along.  Then of course they can choose to read it by themselves.

Last of all there is a game to play.  Your child has to follow a pattern of sounds made by four different characters.  Simple, yet fun!

You can purchase the Dabby Dill & the HICCUP Pickle App for $2.99.  You can also enter the giveaway here, where we have five codes to giveaway!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

3 Sisters Raising Funds

Hey Neighbors!

I just wanted to take a moment and share this with you all.  Three of my daughters are trying to raise funds to go to Music School this summer.  They decided to work with Teespring.  You may remember that I did a review on them a while back.

Teespring helps you raise funds by allowing you to create a t-shirt and then sell it to friends, family and anyone else who would like one.  You sign up to purchase one, but you do not have to actually pay for it until they meet their goal.  If the goal is not met in the required time frame no one is charged.

Here is a link to their shirt if anyone is interested. Click HERE.


Also if you or someone you know are trying to raise funds for a specific purpose, be sure to check out Teespring!

Petacular Event Starts Saturday!

Hey neighbors!

Make sure you stop by Saturday for the beginning post for our Petacular Event!  We have loads of great reviews and giveaways coming up!  You will be amazed!  Many of our sponsors are offering giveaways as well as reviews.

At the Fence is co-hosting this event with Hope's Cafe and PI of Products.  Each of us have contacted companies who will be working with us.  The Rafflecopters for entries will be on all three sites.  Be sure you have stopped by and followed their sites as well!

Looking forward to a great month.  There will be some regular reviews/giveaways thrown in, so keep coming back!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze

Hey Neighbors!

There is just something about pulling your clothes out of the washer and dryer and inhaling that fresh clean scent.  That is what happens when you use the Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.  During these freezing cold days right now, I can at least dream about spring while doing laundry!

The Purex Crystals are to be added at the start of your wash.  Add a little extra if you like for even longer lasting fresh fragrance.  This product does not reduce the absorbency of towels and the natural formula is safe for your family and the environment.  Purex Crystals are a laundry enhancer.  You will find Purex Crystals in the fabric softener aisle.

With 8 people in my family I am always looking for an inexpensive way to help with laundry odors and to increase the fresh, just washed scent of our clothing.  There is nothing like pulling your clothing out of your dresser drawer or closet and have a fresh scent greet you.  Love it!

To celebrate the release of the NEW Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze the Purex brand will be hosting a sweepstakes.  One grand prize winner will receive $500, while 100 second place winners will receive a coupon for free Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze.  Be sure to use my unique URL to enter: HERE.

The good news is, 2 of my neighbors will also each receive a coupon for a free Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.  Be sure to enter today!

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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Visit The Doll Clothes Superstore With Us

Hi Neighbors!

Do you have a daughter or maybe a granddaughter or niece who loves dolls?  Then you need to visit the Doll Clothes Superstore with us!   We received the most adorable outfit from them for my daughter's doll.  Now, most little girls like dolls, but they also like doll clothes!  The first thing my daughter used to do with all her dolls was undress them and put them in some new outfit.  even when she liked the outfit they came in, she just had to try something new.

Well, I don't know how you feel, but doll clothes can be pretty expensive and I don't want to feel like I am dressing another child, so I want to share with you a little bit about the Doll Clothes Superstore.  Their prices are really reasonable and they are well-made.  We chose the American Girl Doll Colonial Dress, Hat and Pinafore ($10.25).  Isn't it nice?  My daughter really likes the old fashioned dresses.  It fits her doll perfectly.

Most of my daughter's dolls are the size of American Girl Dolls.  She has a few others, but prefers this size.  The Doll Clothes Superstore carries clothing for American Girl Dolls, My Twinn, different size baby dolls, Barbie and Ken and even stuffed animals.  You can search their website to see if they carry clothing in the right size for your child's doll.  They even have matching clothing so your child can dress in the same outfit as their doll!  Accessories, like shoes, socks, tights, eyeglasses and jewelry can be found at the Doll Clothes Superstore.

Now, for my readers we received a code so you can receive receive 10% off any order.  No minimum required.  Just use the code "atthefencedcs".  Using this code will give you a discount on any purchase you make.  Even if you aren't purchasing something now, take a minute to check out and bookmark their site for easy access at a later time.  Be sure to look at their Scratch and Dent Sale while you are there for some GREAT bargains.

Oh, and follow them on their social media!
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

Thanks for stopping by today At the Fence!  See you soon!

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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another Addition to the New Year New Surprise Box!

Hi all!

You do not want to miss out on this one.  I am throwing in a 8 GB MP3 Music and Video Player.  This time there is only one addition.  This is an Eclipse V180 Series.  Basic, but useful.

Now, here is what I need you to do for an extra entry.  Leave a comment telling me one item you would really like to see reviewed.  No promises are being made, but I would like to see what you are really interested in.

You may go to the original post, here for the Rafflecopter.  You will have to look at the other posts to find out what else is in the box.  Thanks for stopping by At the Fence!  See you all Monday!

A Note of Apology

Hi Neighbors,

I need to apologize for not posting as much the last two weeks.  We actually have company visiting.  As you all know there are 8 in my family, and the family that is visiting is 9 plus they brought one extra person with them.  Now, they are not staying in our home, they are actually renting a cabin a short distance away.  That has not stopped us from visiting almost daily and of course the children running around together.  My four youngest, ages 13-20 are each one year apart from her four oldest.

They have been playing indoor volleyball (at the Y) and getting together to eat out.  We also took a trip to a shopping area two hours away.  Yes, all of us!  We took three vehicles, because a few of mine needed back for their TKD class.  Needless to say, the ones who didn't come back when we did ended up stuck there all night.  We had to pay for three rooms because of a snowstorm.

Anyway, all of that to say, a new post will be going up today and starting Monday we will be back to our normal schedule.  Thank you for your understanding.  All winners have been chosen and notified.

Also, on a side note we will be doing our Petacular event starting in February and let me tell you, we have some really nice sponsors lined up.  We are doing this event with Hope's Cafe and PI of Products.  I will still have some regular posts also, but this event will center on pets and all kinds of products to use on and with them.  Be sure to check in as we are going to have a special announcement regarding the event next week.

We are also planning to work together on a cooking or kitchen event, probably in April,  Doesn't that sound good?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon, At the Fence.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cold, Cold and More Cold!

Hey Neighbors!

I think I am ready for spring.  We are presently experiencing another cold snap.  It went from 25 this afternoon and now it is 7 and feels like -14.  Tomorrow we are actually going to reach 9.  Nine degrees!  That is with a wind chill of -20.  I mean you walk out of your home and your nostrils freeze.

What type of weather are you experiencing?  I am sure there are some who are having it much colder than here.  Of course my southern friends think it is cold when they hit anything below 40.  My family has decided that once it reaches this cold, it is just plain cold.  It really doesn't make mush difference if it is -20 or -30, it is just cold.

We were in northern Maine for a winter and we actually had a whole month that never got above 0.  The one day we had to travel a few hours, it was -40 with a wind chill of -75 wind chill.  Now, if that wasn't bad enough the rear window of our Suburban went down for loading, but wouldn't go back up.  So we traveled several hours in this weather all eight of us in the front seat and the second seat wrapped up in heavy winter clothing with blankets wrapped around us.  We were headed south, so after 3-4 hours the window finally went up.  Needless to say we unloaded without lowering the window and of course re-packed the same way.

What is your cold weather story?  Share one in the comments and perhaps we can do a post sharing some cold weather experiences.

Have a great night and stay warm wherever you are!

Luna Star Naturals Klee Girls Safe, Natural Make-up for Girls

Hey neighbors!

To start off my girls do not wear makeup as a general rule, but when they have plays and such they do like to use it and occasionally around the home they will play dress-up with some.  So, when we had the chance to review the Luna Star Naturals Klee Girls, a natural, mineral makeup for girls ages 8-14, I figured it would be perfect for them to try.  We received a really nice Klee Girls Starter Kit for review purposes.

As you can see by the back of the package of Luna Star Naturals - Luna Star Naturals uses only natural ingredients and mineral-based colors and makes its products in USA. It swears off parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and artificial colors – ingredients commonly found in cheap, mass-market play makeup
This will make any mom happy!  Your daughter can use the Luna Star line and you will be comfortable knowing it is all natural makeup with no harmful additives.

Now, my daughter really enjoys planning family plays, and she still like to play "dress-up when her younger friend comes to visit. This includes having makeup for the plays and dress-up!  So I was happy to give them a chance to try out the Luna Star Klee Girls makeup Starter Kit ($34.99).   Included in the kit were two of the Organic Lip Shimmers, one Water Based Peel Off Nail Polish, Two All Natural Mineral Eye Shadows (with two applicators), one All Natural mineral Blush, one All Natural face and Body Shimmer and a Bonus Bamboo Brush.  These starter kits will be available on Amazon.

Left eye done, still need to do the one on the right.

They had a good time making up each others face and learning how to use the brushes and apply each item properly.  There were a few trial and errors, like accidentally applying Lip Shimmer to her sister's tooth and putting on too much eye shadow over one eye.  They had several laughs while experimenting.  Both did decide  they did not care as much for the Face and Body Shimmer on their faces as it was too shiny, but over all they enjoyed the Luna Star Klee Girls Natural Makeup.  All the Luna Star makeup is easily removed with a warm, wet washcloth.

They set up a blue backdrop, grabbed a mirror and the Klee Girls Starter Kit and the fun began.  Of course they had fun taking the pictures too!

The Luna Star nail polish is a water based, peel off nail polish.  I really liked this because it was so easy to clean off their nails.  Simply soak for a minute or two in warm water and peel off.  They have used other nail polishes and it is always hard to get it all off.

Applying Luna Star Naturals Lip Shimmer.

What do you think?

Obviously some fun was mixed in with the demonstrations!  You can visit the Luna Star Naturals website to find out if there is a store near you that carries their products. Luna Star Naturals ™ products are sold at select Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Cottage, New Seasons Market and other prestigious natural products stores, as well as specialty toy and gift stores across the United States.

Luna Star:
Girls love to play with makeup - it’s part of growing up. But the market is flooded with cheap imports,
most of which are a chemical soup of synthetic dyes, petrochemical-based ingredients and other harmful
chemicals. Some parents end up buying adult makeup for their children, but most adult products are also
full of chemicals not suitable for young people’s delicate skins. Luna Star Naturals seeks to provide a
safe, healthy alternative. Only natural minerals are used in their makeup. There’re never any harsh
chemicals or synthetic dyes. For more information, visit

They also have small kits available for children ages 3 and up.  The kits are $19.99-$29.99.  You can see these kits on their website.  Perfect for a little girls party!  You could have a spa night, tea party, or plan a play and then let the girls dabble and have fun.

Is it a little higher priced? Yes, but it is worth it to know you child is using an all natural makeup.  Thank you Luna Star Naturals.

Be sure to follow them on their Social Media pages as well.

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit.  Be sure to leave a comment with any thoughts you might have or even if you have a question.  See you soon!

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.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

New Additions to Our Surprise Gift Box

Hey neighbor!

Looky, looky!  We added some new items to our Gift Box giveaway!  We will be adding a new entry also.  This is going to be really simple.  All you have to do is visit our new photo site and leave a comment on one of the posts.  You can visit the site HERE. I will be verifying that this was done.  You can visit the original post for the Surprise Box to enter, HERE.

Now, here is what we have added.
A Purple Taupe Nail Polish- very pretty.

A Cool Gel Eye Mask

A Claritin Gift Pack (Pen, Sticky Notes, Shopping List, and a Magnetic Clip)

Keep checking back for new additions!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Fish Games Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors!

As you know we are going to be focusing on fun things to do for a Family Fun Night.  As a general rule I don't think of computer games as something you can do for a family fun night, but I have to tell you, years ago my two older daughters and I used to do mystery games together for fun.  We would have snacks and all sit together and figure out the puzzles and clues.  It was actually quite a bit of fun and we were interacting not just sitting there in a stupor.  Big Fish Games has some excellent games for this type of activity.  Some are seek and finds and of course they have some mysteries too.

When they offered the opportunity to try one of their pc games, I let my daughter choose one.  She decided on Avenue Flo Special Delivery.   M had fun playing this game.  she is 13 and occasionally needed a little help.  The game has more hints than the first one.  Also if a certain puzzle is too difficult it allowed you to skip it.  She did manage to complete the game! :)

Here is a little about the game from Big Fish Games:
The DinerTown family is growing! Join Flo and the cast in Avenue Flo: Special Delivery, the sequel to the quirkiest Adventure game ever. Vickys due date is fast approachingand so is the baby shower extravaganza Quinn is planning. Run across town with Flo, collecting missing items for the DinerTown characters in need, in order to save the towns highly anticipated celebration and become a hero!

Big Fish games is constantly running specials.  They have PC games, Mac games, online games, iPad and iPhone games along with Android games.  It is extremely easy to purchase and download games.  Many of the games have a short trial period where you can do a quick trial run and see if you will really like the game.

Big Fish Games also gave us two codes to giveaway, So, 2 neighbors will each receive one code for a free game!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review.  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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Eagles on the River!

Hey neighbors!

I went out to shoot some eagles this morning.  No, not with a gun, with my camera.  I have never seen so many eagles before!  They were all over!  So I took a few pictures and one short video clip.  I am going to share them here, and I am also going to share the link to the site my daughter and I started.  It is for us to share our photos on with others.  It is called For Thy Pleasure.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures.  The video will be at the bottom.  At the very beginning of the clip you will hear the eagle.

There are actually four flying in a line here.


This is just a few of the eagles out this morning.

In this photo you will see the eagle has a fish in it's beak.

Nice profile picture.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit For Thy Pleasure.

Please do not copy, download or in anyway use the videos or pictures, as they are the property of At the Fence.  If you are interested in using one, please contact us to ask permission.