Monday, March 31, 2014

Sprucing for Spring with Monkey Bars

Hi neighbors!

As you well know, it has been a long winter here.  I am actually beginning to hope for spring though as we see a slow rise in temperature.  So of course I am starting to think bird feeders, gardening, time out in the yard and volleyball.  Well, you should see how our gardening equipment is stored.  All the shovels, rakes and other items are shoved in a corner in the shed.  Guess what though?  I just received the Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack from Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack from Monkey Bars of Illinois, in Peoria.  I am so excited about this product!

The Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack will now enable me to keep all my gardening needs in one, neat orderly display.  All my garden tools fit on one 51" bar!  Is that great or what!  No more searching the shed for that missing rake.  Now, if I can just get the children to put them back where they belong.  LOL!

The Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack has two brackets that you attach to your wall, and then slide the bar in and lock in place.  The 4 provided screws and washers are all you need to mount your Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack, other than a screw driver or drill.  Next you get to place all your hooks and attachments where you like them best.  Here are the hooks you receive:
1 - 12" Hook
2 - 3" Double Hooks
1 - 3" Single Hook
1 - 3" Wide Hook
2 - 5" Wide Hook
1 - J hook 
You can hang rakes, shovels, hoses, cords, even a leaf blower.  I have a shovel or two, a rake, an extension cord and my push broom so far.  I know I will be adding more, as soon as I can find them!

I love that I can change it around and adjust it for my needs.  It is designed so I can move the shovels to whichever end I need them on.  If I want the hose on the left, instead of the right, I just move the hook.

This Garden Tool Rack is $99.99 with free shipping to the lower 48 states.  It is easy to mount and really helps the appearance of our shed.  No more tripping over rakes and shovels.

Monkey Bars carries many other organizational products for your home.  They have a golf bag rack, a bicycle rack, and even a rack for storing your folding chairs.  You can also purchase the bar and attachments separately and design your own.

I don't know how your shed or garage look, but mine definitely needed some organization.  So glad I have the Monkey Bars Garden Tool Rack!  I am seriously thinking one of these would work great for our dog supplies as well, all the leashes, collars, training equipment etc.

Hey check out their Facebook page and give them a follow - HERE.

One reader will receive a Monkey bars Garden Tool Rack for their garage or shed.  How about it readers, isn't that super?  Take time to enter and be sure to share this giveaway with family and friends!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

All Neighbors Please Read

Hi all,

Having a bad morning.  I have a headache that won't go away and while checking comments, I accidentally deleted some from the 3 Tire Server and the Chick -fil-a. Please don't worry as your entries still count, but it will say deleted by administrator.  Feel free to re-post if you like, but it is not necessary, although some of the captions I deleted were really cute.  It's just going to be one of those days.

Have a GREAT weekend! Once again I apologize for the error.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spectrum 3 - Tier Server

Hey neighbors!

How are you all doing this beautiful spring day?  OK, it may not be spring for everyone, but we were actually able to have the pups out for a short time today!  Now, back to our newest product for our Sprucing for Spring!  This item would be perfect for a birthday party to display cupcakes or just to set out snacks or fruit.  Take a minute to see what Hope's Cafe discovered about the Spectrum Twist 3-Tier Server.

If you need some help with organizing your home, then you need to check out Spectrum. This company has a wonderful selection of organizational products for every room and space in your house! From kitchen to bathroom, over-the-cabinet racks to key racks and mail organizers, whatever you need to organize in your home,Spectrum probably has the perfect product for it.

I received the Twist 3-Tier Server for review. The server comes needing just a tiny bit of assembly. Simply screw the rods into the tray, and you're good to go. Very simple and fast, literally took me less than a minute. There are several features that I absolutely love, so let me share a couple with you.

First, this server is made of steel, so it is very sturdy and durable. Not something that will get bent or broken after just a couple uses! With our active family, and friends who bring their little ones over for visits every once in a while, fragile and easily-broken items don't last very long. Especially if it's sitting on the table with snacks in it! 

Another aspect I love is the decorative handle. It's built into the design and while sitting on the table or countertop, looks just like a decorative touch. However, that little loop is actually a handle so you can easily transport your server (complete with snacks) from the kitchen to the table. 

Additionally, I like that the tiers can be removed and left out to fit your serving needs. Have something a little taller, and need the extra space between 2 tiers? Take the middle tier out and use it as a 2-tier server! Don't need 3 trays? Simply remove the top, and turn the middle tray into your topper!

As you can see, the Twist 3-Tier Server is exactly what we need in our home. It's a great way to serve snacks, and it's perfect to sit on the counter, filled with healthy snacking options, to encourage the children to eat better. Yes, I will use this for cupcakes, muffins, pastries and such, when having guests over, or for parties, but right now, I have granola bars, Craisins, and fruit in it, so the children can come in and grab a snack that I feel good about them eating!

Spectrum is giving a Twist 3-Tier Server to one of our readers!!

Now, what do you think about that?  I am thinking spring party!  I sure hope our weather continues to warm.  Enter the giveaway and then share with others!  Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chick-Fil-A $5 GC Spring Giveaway

Hey neighbors!

Here is one just for fun!  My husband purchased a $5 Chick-fil-a GC for me to give away.  You all know that my family loves to eat at Chick-fil-a, so he decided this would be the perfect GC for me to giveaway.  And I think it is a great way to start spring!  At least I hope we are finally going to have some spring weather!

We are going to have some fun with this one.  Who knows, I might even add something else for fun!  You will need to keep your eye on this giveaway.  As we go along I may even add new methods of entry.
The first method of entry will be to tell me what plans you have for spring!  Maybe you are taking a vacation, or planning a party.  Perhaps you are planting a garden or raising some chicks.  Whatever you have planned, just leave a comment sharing with us!  Be sure to use the Rafflecopter of course!  An additional entry will be added for captioning one of our puppy photos.


We are raising puppies this spring!

Let's go!  Enter the giveaway, come up with a caption, let's have some fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sprucing up with the Longstem Men's Organizer

Hey neighbors!

I am enjoying sharing these products for Sprucing for Spring.  The type of products we are reviewing are perfect for going in to spring, helping you to organize, clean or spruce up for spring.  PI of Products has a really nice product for organization.  Read on and see what she has.

I'm back again with another product for our Sprucing for Spring Event.  This one is actually for the men in your life!  Today we will be investigating...

The Longstem Men's Organizer Valet!

This is shipped in two pieces and is VERY easy to put together.  It includes two over the door bracket mounts, and two wall mounts with screws and anchors.  "This door/wall organizer is for men out there in need of organization. This over-the-door organizer can easily display all the typical male accessories at a glance. It provides 43 special purpose hooks for easy accessibility and organization for ties, belts, watches, rings, keys loose change, cuff links, lapel pins, sunglasses, baseball caps, cell phones, IPods, chargers, etc."

Some of the different features is that there are 10 multipurpose hooks at the top (for keys, rings, caps, etc.), a 7 compartment rack (above) to hold cell phones, wallets, chargers, etc., One of our favorite features is that it has 23 non slip tie rack hooks that can hold up to 69 ties... Awesome!  

It also has a 6 partition plastic tray for change, glasses, collar stays, etc.  Really useful!  My dad has really been trying to keep everything organized and this is really going to help.  My brother also thought it would be really great for all of his ties and such.  Hmmm... gift idea?  :)

The Longstem Men's Organizer is well worth purchasing.  You can purchase this or a variety of other organizers on the Longstem website.  You can also Like them on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest news.  

Longstem is a #1 Sprucing for Spring Product!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Longstem Men's Organizer.  This would make a great gift!  I think I could use one of these in my bedroom.  It could be used for so many things.  Go ahead and enter and then be sure to share!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Purex Crystals Limited Edition!

Hey neighbors!

My family is so excited!  We were able to try the New Limited Edition Purex Crystals.  My daughters LOVE using these.  This one is called Fabulously Fresh.  Has a really fresh scent that lasts a long time.  It helps to eliminate odors, which with four children in Tae Kwon Do, we often have smelly workout clothes.  Not to mention Shelties who need their bedding washed.

You can just add this with your wash with the laundry.  No need to catch the cycle midway.  So simple to use.  It will not affect your towels absorbency.  Just use the cap to measure out what you need, pour it in and you are ready to go.  My daughters think the clothes smell great when they are done.  you can see the crystals below.  Such a nice spring color too.

Be sure to enter the Purex Sweepstakes - HERE.  You never know, you just might win!
Make your laundry day fabulous with Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh. Enter for a chance to WIN a $1,000 shopping spree plus a year’s supply of Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh.

Now, I know several of my readers like the Purex Crystals, so I will be giving two readers each one coupon for a free bottle Purex Crystals.  How does that sound?  Let's get this giveaway started.

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, March 22, 2014

Spruce Up Your Home with Modern Littles

Hey Neighbors,

As you know I am working with Hope's cafe and PI of Products on some products to help with sprucing up your home for spring.  We will be sharing these along with finishing up our pet products.  Please keep an eye out for some really great products to help with organizing and beautifying your home.  PI of Products received a few really nice items from Modern Littles.  Read on to see what she received and what her investigation turned up.

We received the Rusty Giraffe Walk Canvas Print Set of 3 and two Folding Storage Bins.  This is a really nice little set and would look great in your little boy's room.  First, the Wall Canvas Prints...

"Smiles are guaranteed when you add the decorative delight of Modern Littles to a little one's room! An easy and adorable way to adorn a wall in need of some pizzazz, these durable and ready-to-hang canvases feature an array of bright patterns, cool animals and sharp colors that are bound to captivate any kiddo--and charm any mom!  This giraffe walk set in Modern Littles' Rusty collection features bright fun colors that are interesting for your newborn to explore and fun enough for your little boy to love."

Don't they look great?!?  These could bring a whole room together by using the colors in the canvas prints for the rest of the room.  I mean, you could even get storage bins in these colors!  Oh, wait, ModernLittles carries those too, don't they?  They sure do!

1 Bold  Solid Blue Storage Bin
"Organize in style with this colorful canvas storage bin. With its bold hue and easy-to-use design, it'll give any room a fun pop -- and hold all of baby's toys, blankets, and more. Perfect for kids' rooms, playrooms, or closets, it folds flat when not in use for easy storage, and the lightweight design features handles for effortless carrying."

And 1 Bold Solid Red Storage Bin!

So, ModernLittles is the place to go if you are looking to organize/decorate a child's room as you are Sprucing for Spring.  You can purchase products from a variety of collections (my sister is hoping to receive some of the Rose Collection for her new room!) on the ModernLittles website.  You can alsoLike them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with their latest news.  

ModernLittles is Sending 1 of My Agents 2 Storage Bins of Winner's Choice!

ModernLittles is a #1 Sprucing for Spring Product!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this review from PI of Products.  Be sure to enter the giveaway.  See you soon and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Unbreakoball, A Tough Ball for Your Dog

Hey neighbors!

OK, Shelties really aren't known for being hard on their toys, but I wanted to try one of these balls from Unbreakoball anyway.  I do have one chewer, but she wouldn't touch it. She doesn't chew toys, she chews books and furniture.  So, I took some pictures of Grace's pups playing with it.  They really had fun chasing it around the kitchen.  Wait until you see the pictures.

Now, the actual purpose of Unbreakoball is for those dogs who really chew or destroy normal balls and toys.  These balls would be great for Bull dogs, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Shepherd, etc.  Or you might have another breed of dog who would just enjoy the dog ball anyway.

We have the 6 inch Unbreakoball, but it also comes in a 10 inch size.  Ours is orange and has small holes in it to help your pet grip the ball.

From Unbreakoball:
The Unbreakoball dog ball is crafted in the United States from a nontoxic, high-density polyethylene plastic. Designed for the roughest, toughest players, the Unbreakoball will stand up to your dog’s clamping jaws, snapping teeth and pawing claws. The Unbreakoball is available in two sizes.You may be pondering that if the ball is so large, how does the dog pick it up? The Unbreakoball is designed with holes all around the ball. Half of the fun for your dog will be chasing and rolling the ball as he figures out how to position his grasping teeth into the holes to facilitate lifting the ball. Once he succeeds, he will parade victoriously until he drops the ball and gets to engage in the challenge all over again. For added fun, slip a few small treats into the ball through the holes. This creates a rewarding puzzle for him to work through during those hours when you are not available for playtime.

Unbreakoball is guaranteed to stand up to what your pet can dish out.  The ball is dishwasher safe and it floats, so if your dog likes water, they can play with the Unbreakoball there too!  Unbreakoball comes with a 90 day replacement guarantee, if your dog breaks it, they will replace it.  And the price is reasonable too.  The 6 inch is normally $20.99, but is on sale right now for $17.99.  The 10 inch ball is $30.99 and is presently on sale for $28.99.

Unbreakoball is a big promoter of Pit Bulls.  Now before you jump and say how mean they often are, I just want to say that quite a bit of that depends on their owners and how they have been raised.  Yes, I will tell you that I personally hesitate around Pit Bulls, why, because I have seen where people raise them to be aggressive.  We have a neighbor who owns the sweetest Pit Bull mix.  We actually had to build a fence between our yards to stop him from visiting, not because he is aggressive, but because he liked to chew and of course I have my own dogs.

Before you say, "How could puppies really test Unbreakoball?", I need to tell you that I took an aluminum bat to our Ubreakoball.  It is still in one piece.

Be sure to enter this giveaway, as Unbreakoball has agreed to send one of our readers their own Unbreakoball.

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.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Do You Have A Dream Home?

Hey neighbors!

Do you have a dream home?  No, I'm not talking about the one you live in, I am asking if you have ever imagined your dream home?  What would it look like?  Larger bedroom, walk-in closet, bigger bathroom, what do you need?  American Dream Builders is a new program premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7c.  It is a competition between 12 of the nations top designers and home builders.

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders!
Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at
And starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.
Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

American Dream Builders and Lowes are working together to bring this opportunity to you.  Not only can you participate in this Sweepstakes, but we are able to giveaway a $50 Lowes card to one of my neighbors.  And who knows, maybe you will win your dream home.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post from American Dream Builders and Lowes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#imbornto Curate for a Cause


Hey neighbors!

How would you like to help the March of Dimes and be entered for a chance to win a $5000 eBay Shopping Spree.  Ebay wants to raise $25,000 for the March of Dimes, and here is how they want to do it.  For every collection created in the month of March on eBay with the hashtag #imbornto eBay will donate $1 to the March of Dimes.  A collection consists of 6 items. So all you have to do is go create a collection of some of your favorite thing, use a hashtag and you will be entered in the contest.  How simple is that?

I went on and created two of my own. One is about photography and the other about Shelties. Two things I really enjoy doing. Of course I chose things I would eventually like to purchase. So take a minute, click HERE and get started. You will find all the information you need on how to get started.


I think I might go back and create a couple more, like #imbornto Cook, or perhaps #imbornto be a mom!  How many can you come up with?  If you do this, I would LOVE for you to leave a comment telling me what collections you created.

Have fun creating your collections! Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tetra GloFish Aquarium

Hey neighbors!

Tetra allowed PI of Products to review another one of their aquariums!  It is for GloFish!  They are so neat!  This is perfect for a child's room, or maybe a home where furry pets are not allowed.  The GloFish themselves come in different colors and there are so many accessories.  Check out what PI of Products had to say!

Remember a little while ago I reviewed a Cube Desktop Kit from Tetra?  Today, I will be investigating Tetra again.  This time it is their GloFish Aquarium Kit 3g. 

This aquarium kit comes with a clear plastic 3 gallon tank, a clear plastic lid with a VERY convenient feeding hole (this is by experience:), a LED light (this brings out the color of the GloFish), a black base, and a Whisper internal filter (this includes a medium Whisper Bio Bag).  Again, all you need are fish and decorative stones/pieces.  

Okay, for those of you that have never seen GloFish, you are in for a surprise!  These fish are so awesome.  My little sister thinks they are really neat, and she wants to eventually get one of the GloFish Globe Aquarium Kits with Waterfall.  Hmmm... maybe a birthday gift this year?!?  :)

Okay, aren't those neat?  We really enjoy to just sit there and watch them.  Again,  the Whisper Filter is so quiet. It won't disturb your sleep if it is in a bedroom.  The aquarium really nice, and the light makes the fish, plants, stones, etc. really stand out.  

Tetra is really great, and I'm sure any fish owners out there know what I am talking about!  You can buy a variety of different products (including aquarium kits, lights, decor, filters, etc.) on the Tetra website.  You can also Like them on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest news!  

Tetra is going to send 1 Reader 1 GloFish Aquarium Kit 3g!

Tetra is a #1 Pet Product!


Ok, now, how many of you would LOVE to have one of these in your home?  Isn't it nice that Tetra is willing to give one to one of our readers?  Enter soon and please share the giveaway with others through social media.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon, on your next visit!

Eat Smart Kitchen Scale!

Hey neighbors!

I an working again on a few more giveaways with Hope's Cafe and PI of Products.  Mixed in over the next couple of weeks will be a continuation of our Petacular Event and then some of our Sprucing Up For Spring!   We have some really great products to share with you, so be sure to stick around and stop by often.  You never know what you will find the next few weeks!   So, keep reading and see what Hope's Cafe had to say about the Eat Smart Kitchen Scale.

Hello, and welcome to Sprucing Up For Spring!! The Petacular event last month was such a success, that we (At The Fence, PI Of Products and Hope's Cafe) decided to get together for another event. This  event is called Sprucing Up For Spring, and we will be showcasing products to get your home and yard in tip top shape! Of course, everyone immediately thinks of spring cleaning and organizing, but we're going a step beyond that. In addition to cleaning and organizing products, we'll be sharing some great items to add to your home or yard, to make it look fabulous, and "work for you" in the best possible way. For example, today's product is not about cleaning or decorating your home, but it is one that every home should have. 

I received the Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale for review from EatSmart. Whether you're keeping track of your food for diet purposes, or just need a quick and easy option for measuring out ingredients, the Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is the way to go. This scale is honestly just the right size. It's not so small you can't measure larger portions with it, like some kitchen scales I have seen, but it's the perfect size to tuck into the corner of the kitchen counter. It stays out of the way, but it's easy to access and use.

This kitchen scale weighs up to 15 pounds, and offers 4 different measurement options: ounces, grams, kilograms, and pounds. 

Since one of the best features with the Precision Elite scale is the precise measurement/weight, I checked it out with a stick of butter-which every chef knows weighs 1/4 pound. Sure enough, the scale gave a perfectly precise measurement!!

So, who needs a kitchen scale that looks great (love the stainless steel platform!), delivers precise measurements, and can be stashed easily anywhere in your kitchen? Well, here is your chance-but first, make sure you check out EatSmart's social media sites.

EatSmart on Facebook
EatSmart on Twitter
EatSmart on Google plus 
EatSmart on Pinterest
EatSmart on YouTube

EatSmart is giving one of our readers a Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale!!

I am so glad we are able to offer a giveaway on this one!  Every kitchen can use a good kitchen scale.  Thanks for stopping by today and like I said earlier be sure to come back soon!  Have a GREAT week!