Saturday, July 2, 2016

Label Their Camp Gear with Mabel's Labels

Summer for us always means so many things. From practices to sleepovers, events and celebrations, it seems like there is always something going on this time of year. This year we have another event coming My son has band camp and my daughter has sleep away camp with her church youth group. This means several days of supplies and clothing will have to be packed up, but how much of it will make the return trip home? With that many kids it is easy for items to get lost in the mix or tossed in the wrong bag. One way to avoid this is to label everything you can. 

Of course you don't want to write on the clothing, and tape leaves behind a sticky residue, so you need something made for this purpose. That is where the camp sets from Mabel's Labels come into play. 

We chose the sleepaway camp set because she will be gone for several days. This set includes round labels for the insides of her shoes and bag tags for luggage, as well as labels for her clothing and personal items. 

It is perfect for all the stuff she needs, and all the stuff she doesn't need, but takes with her anyway. 

I love that the labels are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe and waterproof, so they can be used on just about anything you can think of. You get so many labels, you could probably use them for more than 1 trip, or save the extras to use for school supplies and gear. It's a win/win! 

The best part is that the labels are customized. You choose the name or wording, style and font, so you get just the look you want. My daughter selected the cupcake theme to match her YouTube name, and the labels were even more adorable than we expected! 

I love that these labels stick well and are small enough to use on clothing tags, so I can label everything down to her underwear. Hopefully this will help everything actually come home with her! 

*I received the label set for free in order to perform a review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Galaxy S7 Edge Leather Case

This is the best case I have found for the S7 Edge so far, but even then it could be better. I like that the case is smaller than some of the other wallet style cases, and I like that it doesn't have a lot of slots or extra spaces to fill, but there are a few things I would change.

1.The case fits the phone well, but the corners and edges do not come higher than the screen. If you dropped the phone in this case while opened, it could shatter the screen easily because there is nothing to soften or stop the impact.

2. The magnet closure is nice because it opens and closes easily and quickly, but the magnet itself could be a little stronger to prevent accidental opening.

3. The material could be a little better quality. It isn't terrible, and has not torn or had any issues, but you can tell by the look and feel that it isn't top of the line quality.

That said, the case does what it is intended. It fits in your pocket for easy access and it provides a way to protect the phone while on the go. The buttons are accessible while in the case and the stand function can be useful if watching video or listening to music too. Not bad at all, just not perfect.

*I received a discount on this item for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates Are A Perfect Gift!

I love chocolate. There, I said it. I love chocolate so much, I have to avoid it whenever possible. That said, there are times when you just can't avoid having a piece..or two..or three. One of those times for me is Mother's Day. Every year the kids get me candy..and who am I to tell them not to? Once they give me said candy, I am kind of obligated to eat at least some of it..ok maybe all of it. I can't let a good gift go to waste.

One of the best boxes of chocolate I have ever sampled was from Mrs. Cavanaugh's. This box was so packed full of deliciousness, I literally had to give some away or risk devouring the whole thing in one day. It was that good.

The mix of pieces inside was splendid. It had a little bit of everything, which was so much better than multiple pieces of the same few flavors, like some other boxes have. This mix had nuts, cordials, caramels, coconut, creams and more.

I also received a few amazing bars to sample with my box. Those little bars are packed full of amazing flavor and would make excellent basket fillers, stocking stuffers or reward treats. They come in flavors like Mindy Mint, Caramel, Dark Chocolate Almond and my favorite, the Almond Coconut White Chocolate Truffle..sooo good!

The chocolates from Mrs. Cavanaugh's are the best I have ever tasted. Ever. I would highly suggest them for any chocolate fan, or as a delicious gift idea for anyone with a sweet tooth!

*I received the mentioned items free to assist with my review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Official Disney QUEEN OF KATWE Trailer!!

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Block the Rays with Baby BanZ

Summer is upon us, and and that means sun, sun and more sun. To keep those harsh rays out of the kids eyes, you need a good pair of sunglasses that can withstand life on the go. Enter Baby BanZ.

The products we have tried from baby BanZ are quality made, which is helpful with constantly moving kids. The plastic frames are nice and sturdy, so I don't have to worry that they might be dropped and break every time they are worn. In fact, they have been dropped several times and still look perfect.  

One thing that is different about these glasses is the band that you can attach to them. It helps keep the glasses in place and even matches the color or pattern of the glasses for a more stylish look. 
I like that the glasses come with a cushioned storage case for safekeeping. The case has press-to-release sides versus strings like many kids cases, so it is easy to get into, the glasses can't fall out,  and it won't end up a knotted mess. 

The Baby BanZ lenses are polarized for optimal performance too. They offer boys and girls styles in a wide age range to offer just the right glasses for your little faces. 

There are a variety of other products available from Baby BanZ , including hats, rashguards, swim diapers and more. Enjoy your time in the sun safely and comfortably! 

*I received a sample product in order to perform a review. All opinions are my own from personal experience. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Have You Been To Sky Zone?

Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition. In addition, fitness fiends can feel the burn at Sky Zone's original SkyRobics class, which combines advanced calisthenics with a three-dimensional cardio and strength training program. This park is the ideal venue for groups seeking unforgettable events such as birthday parties, corporate team building, field trips and much more!

Ready to take your next birthday party to the SKY? Sky Zone Columbus offers a Jump Around birthday party package to make your party soar, literally!

For a unique and memorable birthday party, bring your group to Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Soar higher than ever before as you bounce across our patented, all-trampoline, walled playing courts. You can even play three-dimensional versions of your favorite sports, such as dodgeball. (Please be aware however, that dodgeball cannot be "guaranteed" with general admission due to court availability and age/size separation. Jumpers will be separated based on age/size and will be placed in games with people of a similar age/size for safety reasons; we cannot guarantee that your group will play dodgeball together.) 

Click here to view Sky Zone Columbus Birthday Party Flyer!

Have questions or ready to book your next party? Phone our Events Team at 740-548-4004, ext. 3 or click the "Email" icon above to fill out an email request form! And don't forget about Sky Zone add-on party favor options or Thank You cards to give your party that little extra "WOW"!

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*I will be taking a complimentary visit to Sky Zone soon. Stay tuned for more! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

THE JUNGLE BOOK is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Our Easter Weekend

We didn't have any major plans for Easter this year. Everyone is always busy, or have plans of their own, so we did it casual this time.

My 9 and 12 year old children went to several egg hunts and Easter events over the weekend. My daughter won first place at one, and snagged a cute stuffed bunny for her trouble.

I filled around 150 eggs for them to hunt at home too, so they had loads of candy and treats. We invited the neighbor kids and had fun snacks like sucker topped cupcakes and chocolate dipped PEEPS.

I found cute woven baskets with liners and thought they were perfect for Easter. I even grabbed matching grass for each one..too cute!

I made ham, deluxe mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and rolls for our dinner Sunday evening. It was a nice, stress free weekend for us..which never happens on a holiday!

How was your Easter?

Stocking Up On Paint Supplies

Whether you own a painting business or you have a large project that you are trying to complete, wholesale paint supplies are beneficial. You can get larger quantities of supplies at a reduced price, and many of the supplies that you use will last for months, or years in some cases, if you store them in a secure area. Wholesale supplies can be used for businesses that need items at the spur of the moment, such as a paint brush that is a certain size or a product that is used to remove paint. When you have the opportunity to stock up on the supplies that are needed without spending a lot of money, then it's best to keep them in a storage building or a location that has plenty of space as many stores only offer these deals during certain times of the year. 

Brushes are one of the most common items that are sold in wholesale. You can get a large number of brushes that are in various shapes and sizes at low prices. Some companies will put together large bundles that are wrapped in twine or that are in a bag, selling them at a fraction of the original price. This is something that artists might want to consider as they can use the various brushes in designs. Rolling brushes are also commonly sold in bulk, especially the brush part of the roller as these often get torn quickly. They are lightweight and can easily be stacked on top of each other, taking up little room in a garage, basement or building. 

Paint is something else that you can get wholesale, but you need to make sure you use the paint in a certain amount of time. Some paints will become thinner as they sit without being opened. However, if you can get a high-quality paint at a reduced price, then it's often best to get several cans that you can use on a job or that you can use to remodel areas of the home as the paint will last longer after it's applied if it's a better quality.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hop Into Easter With PEEPS & COMPANY® and A Giveaway

Easter is almost here and now is the time to grab those last minute basket fillers. If you are anything like me, you have a few favorites you like to include every year. I always add some chocolate, and a few small toys or other items too. One thing you can find every year are yummy, marshmallow PEEPS®

 These little treats have been around as long as I can remember, but in the past several years, the genius people at PEEPS & COMPANY® have upped their game by creating new colors, flavors and styles galore. 

One of my personal favorites are the chocolate mousse chicks dipped in dark chocolate and the kids adore the Party Cake flavor. 

You can use a variety of their fun treats and non food products to create a basket, or add in some other items for a one of a kind gift. 

Thanks to my fabulous friends at PEEPS & COMPANY®, one of you will win a surprise mix of PEEPS® products of your own. I have no idea what items you will receive, but I am sure it will be a fun treat! Enter below to win!

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PEEPS & COMPANY® provided me with the information, samples and discount code for this post., as well as items for the winners prize pack. All opinions are my own.