3 cool office supplies from Master Caster & Shoplet.com


It is the end of the year my friends and I can’t think of a better way to end a great year of reviews than with 3 product reviews! Shoplet.com was kind enough to send me 3 office supply products shown below free of charge in the hopes I would share my thoughts with you. All opinions are 100% in own and may differ from yours.


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Product 1: Rolling Wrist Rest:
The rolling wrist rest is ergonomically designed to help reduce joint stress. Independent 360 degree wheel rotation makes it easy to work with your mouse or keyboard without lifting your wrist.

My Review:
Old methods die hard, so even though I have used the rolling wrist rest for a few days, I still find myself lifting my wrist more often than not. In time I may get used to utilizing it. I do find my wrist feels less fatigued just resting it on the wrist rest while I read online, so I do recommend this product for those of us that work a lot online, or on a computer. You can learn more about this product here.



Product 2: Smarter Dual Action Gloves:
Microfiber, dual action Smarter Gloves are a smartphone users dream come true. No longer do you have to take off your glove to answer a call. These gloves provide any finger activation, touchscreen cleaning and are washable & reusable. Perfect for your tablets, readers, music, Navigation systems and more.

My Review:
I was excited to give these gloves a try during our last cold snap. I’m happy to report they really do work! I kept my gloves on to answer calls, clean my screen and share pictures on Instragram. I did have to take my glove off to text though because I grew frustrated with my misspelled words. As with the wrist roller, I think there is a learning curve and the more I use these gloves the more proficient at texting with them I’ll become. I like them and think you will too! You can learn more about this product here.



Product 3: ReStor-It Furniture Touch-up Kit:
For use on wood and wood laminates pieces like cabinets, doors, frames and more.  This set of 3 filler sticks and 5 touch-up markers fills and stains to restore beauty to furniture.

My Review:
I couldn’t wait to try this out on a few new dings our Cherry Entertainment center took over Christmas. Since my husband is a custom furniture and cabinet maker, I let him do the honors. He was very pleased with this set saying it is the most comprehensive touch-up kit he’s seen short of a professional one and he liked the way the product did what it was supposed to do quickly and easily. I loved the fact that I can no longer see scratches in my entertainment center. We do highly recommend this product! You can learn more about it here.



That’s it folks- my last reviews of 2013. Thanks so much for reading them. I hope you found them helpful in making a purchasing decision. That is why I do what I do here on my little blog that could.
Please share in comments if you have used any of these kinds of products before.

Stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways coming soon in 2014. I think it’s going to be a great year!




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Ring in the New Year with a healthy Cocktail from VitaFrute/VeeV



If you are like me and want a cocktail that doesn’t sabotage your diet or make you feel bad about drinking sweet stuff you can’t pronounce, then I have a great option - VitaFrute. With the New Year rapidly approaching, I was happily to agreed to try the free cocktails VitaFrute sent me (shown below) in the hopes I would share my thoughts with you here. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.


About VitaFrute and VeeV:

                             
An Entrepreneurial brand founded by two brothers Courtney and Carter Reum bringing us the world’s first Acai Spirit. This ready to drink cocktail is the first organic super fruit cocktail in a bottle.  All of the flavors are made with VeeV - the original acai spirit and are available in 4 delicious offerings at 125 calories per serving. 
Not only did they bring us a healthier cocktail, their environmentally aware being the first carbon neutral spirit company that also runs their distilleries on renewable energy. Not to mention they give back a portion of every sale!

“At VeeV®, we donate 1% of all sales to rainforest preservation and environmental initiatives because we would never want to lose sight of the little berry that inspired it all. We are committed to ensuring that the açaí berry, along with all the wondrous superfruits and flora in their rainforest habitats, is around for generations to come.”



Our Review:


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My husband and I gave the Margarita a try first. It’s made with organic VEEV Acai spirit, premium Tequila and a blend of all natural lemon, lime and agave nectar. We just poured over ice and enjoyed! It was one of the sweetest Margarita’s we’ve ever had. We found it a little too sweet for our tastes, but if you like drinks with little umbrella’s in them- you will love this Margarita!
Sweetness aside, we still liked the Margarita and can’t wait to try the Lemonade on New Year's Eve. We may even make our own Margarita with the special Veev spirit. Speaking of the VeeV spirit, my husband enjoyed it straight saying it has a smooth, fruity quality that would mix well with any fruit juice. 


Special Offer:

VitaFrute also has a special consumer offer this New Year's (where legal).  VitaFrute will offer savings on any Fitness Class, Gym or Health Club Membership or Monthly Fees.  Consumers just need to purchase 2 bottles of VitaFrute and mail in the rebate form. Just visit  their website HERE to learn more and find a retailer near you. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram.



As always, I hope you find this information helpful. Here's wishing you a happy, healthy and safe New Year!  Please share in comments what is your favorite way to greet the New Year?




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Larabar 16 bar variety pack Giveaway


Who needs a quick, healthy snack? Are you a fan of Larabars? Recently we received a free 4 pack of Larabars to try in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions here and host a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own and I’m happy to say- we are now fans of Larabars!



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About LARABAR:

“LÄRABAR® is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended.

GLUTEN FREE/CELIACS LÄRABAR®, über®, Jŏcalat®, and ALT® bars are Gluten Free. They have no gluten-containing ingredients, and we have manufacturing controls in place to ensure that there are no cross-contact concerns. We also periodically verify our practices using Gliadin gluten testing.”




Our Review:

With wonderful flavors like Apple Pie (my personal favorite), Peanut Butter Cookie (my hubby’s favorite) and Banana’s Foster (my kids favorite) you are sure to find your favorite too, that is if you aren’t a Larabar fan already! 
Even though these bars are higher in calories than some others on the market, in my opinion they are worth it! They taste so fresh and good and they stay with you for a long time making them the perfect snack for busy days. I invite you to go here to see all their flavor options and to like Larabar on Facebook.




The Giveaway:

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One lucky reader will win a 16 Larabar variety pack! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents 18+. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipment of prize. See all terms on Rafflecopter form.


Good luck!


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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

maurices Holiday Necklace Giveaway #ad



I cannot wait to share this sponsored post with you!  When maurices asked me to share their new Holiday necklace in Support of the American Cancer Society® I was so excited because I knew that you would love it and the chance to win one! Wait- don’t scroll down to enter the giveaway yet, let me tell you about the necklace and maurices great works first.


About maurices New Holiday Necklace:



"The 2013 Holiday Necklace includes three fashionable necklaces packaged together and comes in both silver and gold. Retailing for $12, the company will contribute a minimum of $6.00 from the sale price of every necklace to the American Cancer Society to support its mission to finish the fight against cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. This year, through sales of the new Holiday Necklace, the company hopes to raise more than $400,000 helping to make a difference in the lives of those families impacted by cancer."
“We all know someone who has been directly affected by cancer and it’s a cause that is extremely important to the maurices family,” said Brad Hartmann SVP, Chief Creative Officer. “Holidays are a time for giving and we are excited to introduce the latest addition to our accessories collection and offer consumers a gift that gives back in a big way.”


My Review:

I received the silver tone 3 piece necklace and loved how easily they came off the pretty card. No knotted up chains for me to deal with, I could immediately wear a necklace in theory. I say in theory because I’ve yet to be able to wear these necklaces because my daughters snagged them.

I can’t blame them- look at these cuties!

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Melissa models all 3 necklaces.


Since I'm going to a school party on Friday- I'm going to wear the hearts and let Melissa and Tera choose from the other two.

If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive gift that your recipient will love – especially if they are in the hard to please tween and teen demographic, look no farther than maurices Holiday necklace. This set is so cute, you may want to keep it for yourself. And your purchase help find a cure for cancer!

If you have never shopped at maurices I invite you to visit their site and not just for this cool necklace. I love shopping there because I can find nice pieces that look cool and stylish for my age, yet cool enough that my teen can shop there too. That’s a hard combo, but maurices pulls it off! You can also connect with them on Instagram and Pinterest.


The Giveaway:


Thanks to our sponsor- maurices, one lucky reader will receive a Holiday necklace set in either silver as shown on Melissa photo or gold tone as shown on maurices #GiftHappy photo above.  * maurices prize fulfillment will ship the color they have available and can’t accept requests.* No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents 18+. Easy entry form using the Rafflecopter form below. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipment of prize.

Good luck!

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Tell me in comments: Would you give this necklace set away or keep it?


Disclosure: I participated in this campaign on behalf of  maurices. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Wow! Save $30 on Ellore Femme 24 pc. Hair Chalk set #ad

I will receive the product shown below free of charge for an upcoming review and for sharing this savings with you. All opinions stated will be 100% my own.



My daughters have been asking for hair chalk for quite some time, but i didn't want to buy the cheap stuff that could damage their hair. Now I don't have to sacrifice quality or my budget and neither do you with this offer.



About Ellore Femme Hair Chalk:




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If you don't know what Hair Chalk is, then maybe you don't have a teen or tween daughter! Hair chalk is a super fun, temporary method to add some serious flair to your hair. These vibrantly colored hair-chalk sticks from Ellore Femme help you to easily paint rainbow hues onto strands. The easy-to-blend dyes are formulated with natural plant pigments, rendering the chalk non-toxic. All 24 colors easily wash out in the shower.


 Points to Remember:


  1. Spontaneous hair color
  2. Set with heat
  3. Blendable colors
  4. Nontoxic, natural plant pigments
  5. Washes out after one shower
  6. Use on wet hair
  7. 24 vibrant shades
  8. May transfer onto clothing during application
  9. May cause respiratory irritation if inhaled
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My Readers save $30 Off Ellore Femme 24 peice Hair Chalk set with promo code BL15. Just click HERE and enter the code!

 Regular Price: US $44.99

Blog Price: $14.99 (with Promo Code: BL15)!


Wow! Hurry to take advantage of this great offer!


Disclosure: I will receive the above set free of charge for an upcoming review and for sharing this savings with you. All opinions stated will be 100% my own.

Winter Weather Closes Schools in middle Tennessee


We watch the evening news, hoping the bad weather will be close enough to warrant the happily awaited call from the school district announcing school closings. But, bedtime comes and the call still hasn’t come in, so the girls put on their PJ’s inside out and hang a sock on their bedroom door in an effort to bring on their heartfelt desire for snow!


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The sleet starts tinkling off the roof and deck by 11pm- but still no call. The children are nestled all snug in their beds with visions of snow balls dancing in their heads- but the snow didn’t come. Just rain, sleet then ice.

At 5am, we get the school call that my husband and I knew had to come because we saw the icy sheen on our road before we finally fell asleep.
We turned off the alarms and snuggle down for some precious, indulgent sleep-in time. Secure in the knowledge that as small business owners, we only answer to ourselves if we don’t make it into work on time.

We are blessed in that way- and we know it. I still remember clearly working for a boss who didn’t care how treacherous the commute – if he could make it in, we were all supposed to make it in. Ditto, my husband’s boss, who had a big 4 wheel Jeep that could have made it through any type of weather.

As we watched the news this morning and saw all the wrecks from people spinning on ice not just here, but all across our great Nation- I stopped and said a prayer for all the Moms and Dads who had to be out in this mess for their job.  Our wee bit of ice is rapidly melting in the sun, but I know by the evening commute- some of our country roads will be slippery again.

I pray and think “But for the Grace of God go I.” I know that could easily be me out there, along with my husband- slipping and sliding and worrying our way to a job we have to get to if we want to eat.

I pray for everyone’s safety.

As I look over at my beloved children- safe and warm with me, while I hear my husband working in his shop, I tear up a little- overcome with my Blessings. 
Getting the call that schools are closed are no big deal here for us, we welcome them! But I know, for some families they are a hardship. I feel sorry for each and every one of them and vow again- not take this moment or my life for granted.

This post- although very heartfelt- is part of my job. Is there a guaranteed paycheck waiting for me on Friday? No. 
But- I wouldn’t trade being home safe and warm for a paycheck- unless I had too. And then I would hope somebody would pray for my safe return home too.

I bid your safe travels and warmth and happiness on your return home today and if you are blessed like me to be at home- stop a moment and take it all in. Capture the moment and enjoy!

Please tell me in comments what winter weather do you have today!

Moms- Win a $10,000 Scholarship


Is going back to school on your dream list? Balancing life, family, and your career can be overwhelming. Give yourself the tools you need and go back to school and take control of your future. 




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Enter to win before December 13th by clicking on the picture above or use this link. Please note- this is an affiliate link which means I may be compensated if you choose to sign up. I am only sharing this offer because I feel that it is of value to my readers. 

If going back to school is a goal for you in 2014- click on over to Scholarship4Moms.net today and Good Luck!



Disclosure:  This post contains an affiliate link which means I may be compensated if you choose to sign up. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."



A Whole Lot of Shaking going on with Ice Cream Magic


Have you ever made your own Ice Cream? I have fond memories of picnics at my Aunt’s house where they would slow churn perfect peach ice cream, so when Idea Village asked me if they could send me a free Ice Cream Magic to review I said yes. Of course I knew nothing would compare to my Aunt’s Ice Cream, but hey- this product sounded like just the type of fun my daughters and I would love. 


About Ice Cream Magic:


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“Ice Cream Magic- A personal Ice Cream Maker makes fresh, soft-serve ice cream in about 3 minutes of continuous shaking. Any flavor you like. Just shake it and make it!”  



 That sounds easy enough.



Our Review:

  Ice Cream Magic’s pamphlet has yummy sounding recipes on the back so the girls were eager to get started.  We washed and dried our cute little cup and spoon and got out our ingredients. We didn’t have heavy cream, only half and half, but we figured it would work just fine. 

I let the girls take point on this project, so the first attempt was messy good fun that tasted like a yummy Peppermint milkshake. 


They perfected their recipe and method and made some wonderful tasting Vanilla soft serve ice cream the next go around. We didn’t achieve store bought soft serve consistency though, but that may have been because we didn’t use heavy cream like the recipes called for. I’ll pick some up the next time I’m at the store so we can try again.


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Our Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream




Helpful Tips:

  • Moms- be warned: this is a messy endeavor, so prep your table or counter first. The lids do not stay sealed very well while you are shaking. And 3 minutes of continuous shaking may not sound like a lot- but once you set the timer and the kids start shaking, you may very well have to take over the task before the timer goes off.  I did with my 10 year old. If you have little ones, I would suggest taking turns.
  • We found that if you put a hand on the top of the container and try to shake up and down only – not sideways at all, there was less mess.



All in all we were happy with the results we got with Ice Cream Magic. It’s not as easy as Prepare, Shake, and Enjoy like their advertising says- but it was fun and if you are like me, having fun in the kitchen with your kids is awesome. 

Ice Cream Magic would be a great gift or stocking stuffer and is affordably priced. I found one listed at Amazon for $11.35. *Please note* This is my affiliate link and I receive a small commission if you buy from it.








I hope you found this review helpful. Tell me, do you make your own ice cream, or remember a time when you ate homemade ice cream? Share your story in comments!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Almost Wordless Wednesday- Waiting on Winter


When December rolls around we Kinsman's want to drink this:



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And bundle up and walk around the local town square on a crisp December night to enjoy these:



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Come on Mother Nature, stop toying with us here in middle Tennessee with your 72 degree days!

We need a little Christmas Now! 


What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? 

Get Your Holiday Cards Done Quick and Easy at #Cardstore (sponsored)


Happy Cyber Monday! Have you been enjoying all the excellent cyber deals today? Well I’ve got one more to share with you and I know you are going to like this deal because it is a time and money saver! I'm happy to be participating in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating however all opinions are my own.

Let’s talk about Greeting cards folks! Are you one of those great people that enjoy the whole process, or are you like me and procrastinate until the last minute and then you find yourself rushing to get them postmarked on time?   

Cardstore can help us!



About Cardstore: 



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“Cardstore is an innovative online resource, removes the hassle from mailing out holiday cards. Once you create your custom cards with personalized pictures, messages, and signature, Cardstore will print, stamp and send the cards for you – helping to take one huge item off your already full holiday to-do list.”


Salvation!

Cardstore wants us to be able to own the top of the mantel this holiday season by sending beautiful and thoughtful Seasons Greetings to friends and family members. 

I really like this card.


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The Savings:

Go visit Cardstore today 12/2/13 for their Cyber Monday Deal – $0.99 flat cards! Saving time, money and making helping us #ownthetopofthemantel? Thank you Cardstore!

I hope you will find this deal as helpful as I did. As always, thanks for reading and Happy Holidays! 

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."