January 31, 2012
I am always looking for fun, new clothes for the boys. When I found Lucky Puppy I loved what they have to offer. One of the things I first loved about Lucky Puppy is that a portion of their sales goes to support animal rescue groups. As an animal rescuer this falls close to my heart.
I also love the designs that Lucky Puppy carries. They have some wonderful shirts and I think every animal rescuer should own one. The shirt we were sent to review is not only cute but it is also high quality. B has readily admitted that it is his new favorite. He calls it his fuzzy shirt because the inside is very soft. It washes really well and I look forward to all the boys being able to wear this shirt at some time in the not to distant future.
Thank you Lucky Puppy for supporting the animals we love. Puppies and kids do seem to go together.
If you would like to help the cause head over to Lucky Puppy today and stay tuned to win during the Lots of Love event here on Kerrific.
January 28, 2012
Right now EdenFantasys is running a special where you get a discount of 15-30% off your entire order. This is an awesome deal! They have so many fun things for anyone on your Valentines list because their inventory has so much more than sex toys. You'll want to be sure to check out their full line of beauty products and their clothing sections before checking out. Oh, and don't forget to add your free item, you get one with every order, too.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed in the products you purchase from EdenFantasys or the quality of their customer service. They have just what you need to make your Valentines special and stand behind each one of their products. It really is amazing!
January 27, 2012
ChicoBag sent me a Chocolate Truffle bag to review. As you can see, it is a large bag which I love for the library because it fits the large picture books that most other bags don't. I also love the length of the straps. They are just perfect so I can keep the bag on my shoulder and still get most books in and out which is a big bonus. The long straps also make this bag too big for the boys to play with so I always know where to find it.
If you are looking for a great all purpose bag make sure you check out ChicoBag today. They have an awesome selection and great prices!
Don't forget to head over to win during ABE.
We saw so many cars for sale it was crazy! We even joked about getting the semi trucks for sale at one used car lot in town. The boys thought that would be fun. One of these days we are going to have to take them to their great-uncle's house so they can sit in a truck. I know they would like that.
I know lots of kids, especially boys, like cars. What kinds of cars do your kids like? Or do they prefer trucks? Do they try to help you choose the perfect car when you go shopping? Or do you have a racin' car at home they like to ride in? I look forward to hearing what you think.
January 26, 2012
If you have kids and have a nice camera, or any camera, I highly recommend trusting Mod to help you keep it safe. They are wonderful to work with and they have a strap and bag for every style. Also, don't forget to head over and win during ABE.
One of my favorite things about the pure Epsom Salt is that it does not have a scent. This means that I can use it without aggravating an already sensitive head. There are also so many things you can use Epsom Salt for beyond a nice bath.
Did you know that you can use Epsom Salt much like a fertilizer in your garden? I guarantee it will be less expensive! To learn more about this and many other uses for Epsom Salt go visit the Epsom Salt Council.
January 25, 2012
- Drive Slowly - This is by far the most important thing you can do with winter driving. There are many good reasons to drive slowly. First is that you are less likely to slide as you have less need of brakes. The other reason this is important is that if you do end up sliding you will be much more likely to get the car under control or if you hit something you will do less damage. If everyone would follow this simple rule there would be far fewer winter accidents.
- Stay of the Roads - the other obvious solution to safe winter driving is to not drive. This doesn't always work but if you are not comfortable on the roads you should probably just stay home. Most people will understand.
- Scrape your Windshield - Being able to see is an important part of driving any time of year. Please make sure you can see out the whole front and rear windshields and your side windows/rear view mirrors before you pull out of the driveway. Yes, it make take you five minutes but it will greatly increase the chances you have of getting to your destination safely.
- Keep your Windshield Wipers in Good Condition - If your wipers don't work well it can cause you some serious problems. This is an inexpensive fix. You can buy wiper blades at Walmart and put them on yourself. If you don't know how email me and I will write a tutorial. All you need is the new blades and a pair of needle nose pliers.
- Have good Tires - You may not think that something this simple can make a difference in winter driving but I am here to tell you that having new tires will make a big difference in your ability to navigate winter roads.
- Keep A Cell Phone and Blanket - These two little things will become your friend if you do get stranded somewhere. We all hope this doesn't happen but it is always better to be prepared.
January 24, 2012
Anyway, Best Men's Ties sent us an awesome tie to review. I must say that this is one of E's ties that I really do like. One of my favorite things is the little bit of texture it has. This helps a lot in helping him look nice as his tie is often wrinkled due to children climbing all over him. The texture is perfect because it looks like a solid color but all those unavoidable things are well hidden.
The other thing I love about this tie is how nice it looks when it is tied. Some ties I have noticed just don't make a very nice knot but this one is perfect. E says this is because it is thick fabric. Either way, I love the way it looks!
We're going to use this in our upcoming family photos. It is going to be perfect with the boys' new matching outfits!
Head on over to win a matching tie during ABE!
- Parents as References – Now, if you're married and have changed your name you might be able to get away with this but please pick someone you know who is not family for at least one reference. Even if you don't/haven't work(ed) for them you have to know someone.
- Write your name at the top – This may seem like another duh but it can be very frustrating when I have someone who doesn't do this and I have 20 applicants. If you want the job, please let me know who you are.
- Leave some things out – I know my applicants are young but I honestly don't care what you did when you were five. This tends to be distracting so please just include things that are from high school on, we'll save us both some time.
Pedi Scrub comes into play. Pedi Scrub is an all in one foot spa that you can use in the shower. They moisturize and heal tired feed with their unique combination of Shea butter, olive oil and aromatherapy oils. These unique scrubs have two different sides. One feels much like a soap while the other is scrubby, like a sponge.
I really love the texture of this lotion. When you put it on it leaves your skin feeling moisturized but not oily. This makes it the perfect lotion to use when I still need to be able to use my hands to do things like open doors, which is most of the time.
As a side note, I also really liked the packaging this lotion was delivered in. I can tell Anne, the shop owner, takes great pride in her work as she had not only taped the lid closed so nothing escaped, but had also put it in a plastic bag and wrapped that in bubble wrap so she was sure that it got to me safely.
Thank you Anne for sharing a wonderful product with us!
January 23, 2012
Yesteryear soap makes an awesome soap. I absolutely love the package they sent me, not only because it arrived ready for gift giving, but because the soaps themselves smell wonderful and work even better.
I've been using the Vanilla Honey bar and it has done an excellent job of cleaning up the breakout spots on my arms. The scent is not quite as sweet as the average vanilla scented product but I really like it!
These soaps are the perfect gift for a friend (or yourself) and I love that you can buy the sets in different sized packages or in a whole loaf.
Right now the only thing I'm not in love with is the way their shop is set up, it can be hard to find things if you don't know what you're looking for, but their customer service is excellent and their product is wonderful! Go check it out or head over to win during ABE 3.0.
January 22, 2012
The Handbook of Love
A Nice Girl's Guide To Talking Dirty *Adult*
The Naughty Bucket List *Adult*
A Kegel Ball and Feminine Moisturizer from Intimina
A $25 Gift Card from Travel Products
A Free Month at Care4Hire
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I really liked parts of this book. I believe my favorite quote is "If you have love, you have everything." (p.34). There are many truths such as this to be found in this book and it would make a great gift for yourself or those you love.
January 21, 2012
We were sent an Inside ID wallet to review. E has been using it for about a month and so far it is holding it's own. My favorite thing about it is that it is very thin so it doesn't stretch his pants, as bad, and will take a lot longer to make those dreaded holes I end up mending.
I also love the color choices available at All-ett. E's wallet is black but I can't help but want to buy him the bright red one, so he can quit loosing it and I can quit washing them. We'll have to see how things go. That might be what he gets for Christmas!
Honestly I was a little disappointed. This book was awkward to read, partially because of the language and partially because of the way it was written. A good portion of the book is written as conversation. This wouldn't have been too bad but most of the conversation was things that I could never see myself saying, even to E.
This book is good, and will help give you ideas if you want to spice up your love life but I do think the description can be deceiving. Please go check it out and get ready for a great giveaway during ABE.
January 20, 2012
Since getting married I have gotten pretty good at putting together gift baskets for different occasions. I've done everything from baby showers to weddings to raffle events. The problem these days is that I just don't have time to make gift baskets like I would like.
Needless to say I was thrilled when I was introduced to Gourmet Gift Baskets. They have a wide selection of gift baskets to fit every style and occasion. I just love there selection of Valentines Gift Baskets as there are so many to choose from.
Gourmet Gift Baskets has so many wonderful options we are thrilled to have them as a sponsor for ABE. Please go check out all the great gift baskets they have to offer and look at all the great things they can put with your basket while you are there. If you haven't thought about what to get your loved one for Valentines yet, now is the time to place your order, and don't forget to add those roses, it will save you time at the store.
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January 19, 2012
January 18, 2012
E was thrilled when we got a SodaStream to review. Of course it came right between his birthday and Christmas so he was extra excited! He loves his new SodaStream and I do too.
The first reason I liked it was because it looks nice. I don't like having cluttered counters and the SodaStream's slick design makes it look stylish in my kitchen. I also like the fact that the outside of the SodaStream is easy to clean. This also helps my kitchen to stay clean and tidy!
E loves the SodaStream because it is easy to use. Simply fill the bottle with water, attach to the machine and push the button to carbonate, and add flavor. He has told me that some of the flavors are a little off, usually sweeter than store brands, but he has quickly learned to adjust them to his liking.
I love the size of the bottle as it doesn't take up the whole fridge. It is just the right size to last E 2-3 days which is a good amount so it doesn't go bad.
I would not recommend using the SodaStream to make soda for a party as it would take a long time and you would have to rotate containers but for everyday home use it is the perfect solution for a little soda treat now and again.
January 17, 2012
This post brought to you by Cafe Well. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am a very busy mom and the last thing I want to do is spend extra time at the doctor because the boys aren't feeling well. This is why I am excited to have found a new tool called Cafe Well. Cafe Well is a social site but my favorite part is the symptom checker. Here I can first pick who has the problem, adult, child, male, female, and then I can choose what part of the body hurts. The symptom checker than gives me a list of possible problems. If it has a problem that fits our symptom I simply click on it to get a list of tips on how to help the problem at home and some idea of what to expect if a doctor visit becomes required.
They also have a wonderful program called Race to the Moon. This is a wellness program available to corporations to help encourage employees to exercise. The big benefit to this plan is that it provides wireless pedometers for each employee. By counting steps, each employee is encouraged to get off the couch and walk. It has also been said to cut down the number of individuals using the elevator and making stairs a fun activity. Race to the Moon is available to select Health America members. Just visit the website and begin setting your goals today!
What health problems do you have at your house? Can the symptom checker help?Or would you rather have a corporate program?
The Naughty Bucket List is the ultimate idea book for those special occasions. It contains a list of suggestions to help you spice up your love life. E and I had a great time looking though this book. Although there are some suggestions that we would never try, there are many that we have either already done or would have a great time trying. Here are just a few ideas that are included.
- Dirty Word Scrabble - It is much more challenging to spell only sex related words.
- "Whoo hoo, we're pregnant!" Sex - Why not celebrate?
- Handless Cllothing Removal - Use anything but your hands.
- Tent - Don't pop the air mattress.
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The way we play is that I look at the receipt from the store and tell both B & C to get one specific item (usually different things) and they have to look in all the bags and find them. As soon as they find it they have to come show me so I can mark it off the list and then take it to E and he helps them put it away.
As I said, both boys love this game and it is a big help. Not only do they get to learn about different foods and what they look like but they also get to learn descriptive words like hot, cold, and heavy. It is a great use for C's newly blossoming vocabulary and makes a sometimes frustrating chore a fun family activity that often provides laughs. Tonight for example, C was going to carry a gallon of milk to the kitchen but B said, "no, I have to carry it cause I have muscles and C doesn't have any yet." It was adorable!
January 15, 2012
There is now way I could share all the ways I have used the Coconut Oil with you but I will tell you that this week we made no bake cookies that were delicious. I used my regular recipe and replaced the butter with an equal amount of coconut oil. The cookies turned out perfect. They are moist just like we like and yet they have an extra little something in the flavor that makes them even richer and more delicious than they were before.
If you like coconut, or even if you don't, you should try Tropical Tradition's Coconut Oil in your favorite meals. You might be surprised with how much you enjoy this simple change.
January 14, 2012
I must say that I am very impressed! My frizbee is awesome and the kids thought it was great when the mail arrived. I love that you can personalize your frizbee to say whatever you want. This is super simple to do and as you can see the frizbee looks great!
I think this is a super idea for those long distance friends and familiy! These would be so much better than a get well or happy birthday card. We have not used our frizbee yet, it's really cold, but I can already tell we're going to have lots of fun teaching the boys to play this summer!
One of these was was with cloth nursing pads. Since I started using them I'm really not sure how I ever lived without them. Recently Bamboobies sent me a set of their nursing pads to try. They are pure luxury! You will really never understand how nice they are until you try them for yourself but I am going to tell you about a few of my favorite things.
Nursing pads are only one of the things you will find in Bamboobies shop. You will also see many other wonderful products like nursing covers.
Bamboobies has generously offered to give one Kerrific readers a shop credit. This will be enough for two sets of nursing pads or you can use it on a higher priced item. Please use the form below to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway
January 13, 2012
Tonight I want to announce the Ohh, Baby, Baby Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Shopping Duck is taking signups now. This blog hop event will take place from April 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 and is still accepting paricipants. Come join the fun!
This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you fill your prescriptions at Walgreens you may want to check you insurance card before your next visit. Due to negotiation issues, Walgreens can no longer accept Express Script plans. Walgreens and Express Script have been trying to solve this problem for a few months but they cannot seem to come to an agreement and on December 31st their contract ended.
Walgreens does want to help and they have made a new savings plan to help those customers effected by this change. Walgreens Prescription Savings Club gives the member discounts on over 8000 brand-name and generic medications. You will also receive discounts on flu shots, pet medications, asthma supplies and diabetic supplies.
The best news is that through the end of January club membership comes at a discounted price. Right now you pay just $5 for an individual or $15 for a family membership. You can become a member online or by visiting your local pharmacy. Remember, this is a yearly deal so make sure you sign up this month at the discounted price to get the most out of your Savings Club membership.
January 12, 2012
What would your children think about adopting Lola? She is going to be a beautiful bird when she grows up! This particular peahen is going to need a little special care due to a previous injury to her feet but she should make a wonderful addition to a family. And of course you'll need a mate with those big, beautiful feathers.
Lets help Lola find a new home this week! If you, or someone you know, is interested in adopting please tell them about this beautiful bird today!