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Another New Addition to Our Fall Giveaway Box

Hey neighbors! We are adding a Foot Care Set.  It includes a scrub, lotion and refreshing mist!  I use mine all the time!  A perfect pick me up for tired feet. We now have in our box: 2 Melalueca Nail Polishes 2 Coppertone Sunscreen Sticks (1-kids 1-Babies) Gold Canyon Scentre and Scentre Clean Smart Hand Sanitizer Pampers Kandoo Hand Sanitizer $5 Bath and Body Works GC Someone is going to receive  tho wonderful Fall Giveaway Box!  Shipped right to their home.  I am adding the Rafflecopter here along with adding one new method of entry.  It will be added to the bottom of the Rafflecopter.

Travel the USA with Little Passports

Hello Neighbors! *The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Travel the USA with  Little Passports You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! In a recent edition of the USA Edition featuring Oregon, not only did kids learn about a new state, but they also got to put on their chefs hat and whip up a tasty  ice cream recipe  for the whole family...a great way to stay cool during these hot summer days. This is just one of the many surprises you can expect to find with a monthly subscription to Little Passports.  Discover the Little Passports USA Edition  and bring the learning adventure home! Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon! At the Fence!

Awaiting the Launch of iPhone 6!

Hey Neighbors! ***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links As the world eagerly awaits the launch of the iPhone 6, the value of older model iPhones starts to tick downward. To help consumers get the best value,  Gazelle  is extending its industry-leading price lock guarantee for orders placed before  September 9th , but they will need to act fast to get the best price! With this offer, consumers have  until October 10th  to send in their old phone, allowing them to wait until the new iPhone is in-hand. Use the funds towards an upgrade or pocket the extra cash…it’s a win-win! Visit  Gazelle  today, and see what your  iPhone  is worth! See you later!

Capture Your Summer Fun in a Photo Book

Hey Neighors! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  ** I know it’s summer and you probably don’t even want to think about buying your holiday presents (and, if you do, can you tell me your secret to being so organized?), but I came across a great way to turn the summer fun you’re having right now—like vacations, pool parties, and barbecues—into great presents. Creative presents. One-of-a-kind presents. Curious?  Check it out . See how you can make your favorite photos into custom photo books. Plus, check out the great schedule below to keep you on track for holiday delivery!            Thanks for stopping in today!  See you soon, At the Fence.

WorkIt Wednesday : Martial Arts Tournament 2014!

   Hello Neighbors, This is the first of my posts for WorkIt Wednesday!  Every Wednesday I will either review relevant products, share some tips, what I have been doing recently for my Workouts, etc.  This first one is about the 2014 Martial Arts Tournament! Came away with Ten Trophies Total! ~5 First Place, 3 Second Place, and 2 Third Place~ Four of us participated (H., M., E., and myself!), and everyone did each category -- Weapons Forms, Empty-Hand Forms, and Sparring.  In Weapons Forms, H. and myself took first, E. took second. Our Empty-Hand Forms.  H., E., and myself took First Place, M. took Second.  H. did a higher form called Yul-Kuk, and the rest of us did Sae Jong Young.   Then we all Sparred.  In this category H. took third, E. took third, and I took second.   So, here is an assortment of pictures from our Tournament.  We are also looking at participating in one later on this year, so I'll try and keep you up

WorkIt Wednesday : kidecals Review

Hello Neighbors, This evening I want to share a company called kidecals .  They have ALL SORTS of labels, stickers, decals, etc.  We chose the Sporty Karate Stickers and personalized them for the four of us that take TaeKwonDo.  It has our name, our phone number, and TaeKwonDo. These are the big stickers! Here is a little bit about kidecals personalized name labels... " Our  wall decals  are printed on a  self-adhesive premium-quality, calendered vinyl with a special, removable acrylic adhesive and printed with ecosol inks. Our  waterproof name labels  are printed onto a really durable self-adhesive vinyl with eco sol inks and laminated with clear topcoat to ensure durability.  I am constantly researching to find the best and greenest materials and printing processes available while trying to keep my kids name labels and decals affordable and local. " The set we chose (The Mega Set!) came with 24 two inch labels and 48 one inch labels.  We have put sever

Farewell Pet Kits

Hey neighbors! As you well know Mondays are now our Petacular Mondays.  We will be sharing all kinds of pet products and information.  Our first product is from  Farewell .  It is the first complete pet urn kit. Farewell Urn Kit includes: Eco friendly birch plywood urn A Guidebook to help families through the grieving process Funeral and Burial service Workbook with activities for children Paint and brush kit for personalizing your urn Over the years with six children, the oldest is now 29 and the youngest 13, we have experienced the loss of a pet.  It never is easy.  I think one of the hardest was right before we went on the road and my son's German Shepherd, that was supposed to go with us, ran out into the road and was hit by a pickup truck. It was the dead of winter in Maine and there was no way we could bury her.  We actually had to wrap her up and store her body until we found a vet that could cremate her.  It was not fun, nor was it easy.  One of the Farewel

Petbrosia 50% Off Promo

Hey neighbors! Here is a Promo Code you can use to get your pet some great food from Petbrosia .  Our Belle LOVED it!  Just enter this code:  Promotional Code: AUGO60. Petbrosia creates just the right food for your specific pet.  They gather information on your pet, activity, size, age, etc and then send you a bag of food directly to your door that is designed for your pet. Thanks for looking and have a Petacular Monday!  See you soon!

TKD Tournament Had to Share!

Hi neighbors! 4 of the children had a TKD Tournament this morning!  They did GREAT and walked away with 10 trophies!  I am really excited and just had to share the news.  More pictures and maybe video coming Wednesday!  That is their instructor with them.  He has done a really good job with them.

Tea Collections Back to School Sale Ends Tomorrow

Hi Neighbors! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.   Tea's Cool School Event Ends Tomorrow (8/24)—Save Up to 25%! The first day of school is nearly here, and Tea Collection wants to make sure you have everything you need for your little citizen’s classroom adventure. Save up to 25% during  Tea's Cool School Event ! During this exciting event, buy 3 items and get 15% off, buy 4 items and get 20% off, and buy 5 or more items and get 25% off! Start shopping now for Tea's seriously smart styles.  This event ends tomorrow (8/24), so don't miss out!   Thanks for stopping by!

LOOK What We Added!

Hey Neighbors! We just added two Coppertone Sunscreen Sticks.  Both of them are SPF 55, one is kids and one is babies.  Also two Nail Polishes from Melaleuca. Remember we already have: Gold Canyon Scentre and Scentre Clean Smart Hand Sanitizer Pampers Kandoo Hand Sanitizer $5 Bath and Body Works GC Hurry up and enter!  You will find the original post with Rafflecopter - HERE .  Then stay on the lookout as we will be adding more!  Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Great News At the Fence!!

Hey Neighbors! I have an announcement to make.  Two of my daughters will be joining us here At the Fence. Work It Wednesday - Modesty, who has helped here before will be making a permanent move and will be writing once a week about working out, sports, health and other related topics.  She is presently taking Tae Kwon Do and enjoys other sports like volleyball, racquetball, and bike riding.  She will be posting on Wednesdays. Foodie Friday - Hope will be coming on board and sharing recipes and reviewing products for your kitchen.  She loves to bake, so stay on the lookout for some yummy desserts!  She will also include restaurant reviews. Petacular Mondays - Lori, myself, will be specializing in pets.  All kinds of pets and products for your pet.  You never know what I will find.  This will be open to fur, fins and feathers. We will continue reviewing family friendly products on Tuesday and Thursday.   This should round out our site here, along with allowing us to share the w

Considering Selling Your Old iPhone?

Hey Neighbors! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**** Parents do it all! From carpools to school functions, there is never a dull moment. With this hectic schedule comes a lot of expenses, which is why now is a great time to visit and check out their price lock promotion. With a few quick clicks (perfect for parents on the go) you will get a quote on your unwanted iPhone...up to $325! Consumers that visit between now and September 9th will get that price locked in and have until October 10th to send in their old phone. Pocket the extra cash to use for back to school shopping or use the money to fund an upgrade to the new iPhone being released in September! Visit  Gazelle  today, and see what your  iPhone  is worth! Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit for Bloggers

Hey neighbors! I know several of you have your own blogs.  Were you aware that Essio has this amazing Aromatherapy Shower Head Kit and they are looking for the first one hundred bloggers to fill out this form - HERE .  What do you think?  Are you interested?  I am.  The thought of an aromatherapy shower sounds great to me.  So for those of you interested hurry over and fill out the form!

Orkin : Fact or Fake?

Hey neighbors! It's time for Orkin's Fact or Fake!  How much do you know about bugs and their habits?  You have heard the fables, but can you tell them from the facts?  Take Orkin's test and find out! How well did you do?  Do you know your facts from fiction?  I will say that one of my daughters would find this extremely interesting while her younger sister would not.  It used to be the other way around with these two, but as they have gotten a little older, now the teasing goes the other way.  Of course her brothers also think it is funny to chase and scare her with bugs. Orkin is there for all your pest control needs, except for older brothers of course!   Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call (844) 503-8251. You can also find Orkin: Orkin Facebook Pa

Fall Giveaway Box Update!

Hey neighbors! Here is what is being added to our Fall Giveaway Box this time... a $5 Bath and Body GC.  Then you can choose your own scent! Remember to be tweeting on a regular basis.  Share the giveaway with your friends!  Visit the original post to enter.   HERE Thanks for stopping in!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Do You Have a Child Heading to College?

Hey Neighbors! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience. I don't tink I shared anything about this yet, but one of my sons is beginning college this week.  I am amazed!  No, not that he is attending college, but how much of this he did on his own initiative and accomplished in the time limit he had.  He has amazed me. To start off, he ad been discussing college for a short time.  He is interested in Law Enforcement.  He did quite a bit if internet research trying to decide the best route for himself.  Online classes? Going away to college?  Local community college?  He finally decided to go with the local community college.  Then al the paperwork began.  Looking back at this time, I could really have used the Kaplan KapMap to help us get started.  We probably would have begun the process earlier. He was able to complete much

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

Hi neighbors! Today I want to tell you about Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty .  This putty was designed for adults to remove stress.  The Thinking Putty comes in a variety of colors and characteristics.  They have glow in the Dark, Magnetic and Heat Sensitive just to name a few.  I received the Super Lava, which is a Super Illusion Putty.  My other tin is Quicksilver, a Magnetic Putty. Ok, I know children will enjoy this putty, but I want to share that I also enjoy it.  I received two cans of Aaron's Thinking Putty for review, and both of them sit beside my computer.  Why?  So I can play with it while I sit there working.  Yes, I play with it.  This putty is perfect when you are feeling a little tense or stressed.  You can take it out of it's tin and just crush it in your hands, roll it around into a ball, stretch it and my favorite, squeeze it for the cracking noises as the air bubbles pop. The Super Lava Thinking Putty, seems to shimmer and change colors as

Back to School with Little Passports

Hey Neighbors! **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Shop Back to School Products at  Little Passports Pick up classroom favorites at Little Passports! For a limited-time only, kids can start the new school year with fabulous Back to School essentials. Choose from a  Little Passports Back to School Bundle for only $19.95  or a  Little Passports Premium Lunchbox and Chalkboard for only $29.95 . Even better, pick up both! Plus, learn about Back to School traditions around the world by checking out the new  blog post  from Little Passports. Shopping and's a win-win! Enjoy!  Have a great day.

Reebok All Terrain Sprint On Sale Today Only!

Hey Neighbors! Here's a special going on at Reebok! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Today Only: Reebok All Terrain Sprint on Sale for $66 For just one day (Wednesday, 8/13) the  Reebok All Terrain Sprint is on sale for just $66  (regularly $109.98)! Born from the trenches of the Spartan Races, these shoes are lightweight and fast, handle water and mud like an ATV, and can leap barbed wire and bunkers in a single bound. Available in styles for both men and women warriors, don't miss your chance to grab the ultimate gear in obstacle racing at this incredible price.  Promo code: TERRAIN . 

Fall Is Coming Giveaway Box!

Hey neighbors! I have decided to do another giveaway box.  We will be adding several things to our new box over the next 4 or 5 weeks. First thing we will add is a Gold Canyon Scentric and Scentre.  This is one of their wall plug-ins.  The fragrance Scentre is Apple Spice.  Hmmmm, perfect for fall!  We are also going to add, one Red Hot Cinnamon VoLight.  How is that for a start? Next we are adding one bottle (2 oz) of Clean Smart Hand Sanitizer.  Also included will be a Pampers Kandoo Foaming Hand Sanitizer (1.7 oz) I think that is good to get us started!  Begin entering now and then keep sharing, tweeting and stopping by to see what is being added. Thanks for stopping in today!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Creative Freewriting Adventure: A Journey Into Freewriting

Hey Neighbors! I know most of you know that I homeschool, although I only have two left in school.  I wanted to tell you a little bit about Creative Freewriting : A Journey Into Freewriting by Stacy Farrell.  I recently had the opportunity to review this book and will be using it with my daughter. First of all, this is designed for older students.  I would say high school, maybe junior high depending on your students abilities.  This would be a good book for helping your student in expanding their creative writing.  I will mention here I like that they have several questions in each chapter before the student starts writing to guide them in getting started.  The whole goal is to allow the student to be creative in their writing, to expand beyond just facts.  I can remember well some of my children's first assignments where they wrote just the facts. The book is broken down into 10 chapters or writing assignments.  Each one starts with a short introduction or story, that t

Medieval Times Schaumburg IL

Hey Neighbors! We are so enjoying our anniversary trip.  We went to a dinner theater/gospel concert.  The children (well the youngest is 13), put us up in a hotel by ourselves. NICE! And then they took us to Medieval Times, Schaumburg .  If you have never been to Medieval times you are really missing out on a fun time. We arrived approx. 45 minutes early.  As you check in you receive a colored crown and are told which knight you will be cheering for.  Next you have your picture taken with either the King or Princess.  You will have the opportunity to purchase one later if you like. At this point you will have time to wander some of their shops, visit the dungeon, and view some of the horses.  Shortly before you enter the dining area they have a knighting ceremony.  You pay extra to participate in this, but it does provide a special memory for a birthday or other occasion.  Shortly after the ceremony ends the Chancellor will make a few announcements and then allow group