Getting Crafty with Colortime Review

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We were first introduced to Colortime last November and I shared them as one of our Winter break boredom busters.


As a thank you for sharing their information, Colortime sent me a pillowcase and marker set to review.

Ms. M. was all over it upon arrival.  

Ms. M Creates

She liked how smoothly the markers worked on the pillowcase and that it didn’t take a lot of time to color in a spot.  Since most sleep overs and play dates are time sensitive, that is a big plus for this Mom.

We invite you to discover your inner crafty person with Colortime! They have everything to make you look like super Mom at your kid’s next sleep over, birthday party, play date, Girl Scout troop meeting and rainy day boredom buster. Plus, these crafts are easy on the wallet with most items priced at $5.95 or under. 

Right now you can save 15% off any project by using the code: 15USG or by clicking HERE.

I hope you found this review helpful. 

How do you get crafty with your kids? I'd love to hear about your projects.

Disclosure: I received the pillow case and marker set to review for Colortime as part of the US Family Guide Mom Bloggers. All opinions are my own. 

Advertising with Signazon Review

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to work with a great American Company, Signazon.  Even though I wasn’t in the market for advertising products, Mr. Liam’s friendly and professional introduction email had me visiting their website to see if I needed one of their products and to learn more about them.  

About Signazon:

Based in Dallas, TX and Boston, MA but serving the needs of customers nationwide, is your source for all types of custom signs. We use a highly-advanced e-commerce platform, fully-customizable, template-based designs and technologically-superior manufacturing processes to produce banners, car magnets, offset printing, oversized checks, window decals, vinyl lettering, yard signs and more.

I liked the look and feel of their website, especially how quickly the pages loaded. I decided I could use a car window decal for my direct sales business and set about trying to choose which one would best suit my needs from Signazon’s large selection.
Signazon offers a very user friendly design format, allowing you to customize your window decals, yard signs, birthday banners etc. to your size specifications rather than working within set parameters. Designing my back window car decal was fun and I was clicking submit in no time.

Here is where Signazon differs from other do it yourself online printing and advertising sites. Customer service immediately emailed me to suggest I use a different type of font called grey scale so that my words would pop. We also talked about the exact placement of the window decal on my car and allowed me to change the dimension a bit so that the back wiper wouldn’t rub it. All without charging me a cent for the change!  * Please note* if you are unsure of your final product draft, just save your work and call or email customer service.  They are friendly and knowledgeable and want to help you.

It is hard to find that level of customer service these days. But I think you will agree my window decal is going to look great on my car once the temps rise a bit and I install it. 

I added the Q's to shield my phone # for this post.

Speaking of installation, Signazon also emails you a step by step installation and placement guide to assist you.  My order shipped quickly and arrived within 3 days.
I am very satisfied with my experience working with Signazon and would highly recommend them.

If you are in need of affordable advertising products, check them out. They are currently offering free shipping for orders over $75 with coupon code FREGRD2.
You can learn more by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.
I hope you found this review useful.

I received a product to assist me in doing this review. All opinions are my own.

New Year, New Look with No nonsense

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m changing up a lot of things this year, from blog subjects, to exercise routines, to my wardrobe all in an effort to make this year a great one.
Today, let’s talk wardrobe. Mine needs help!

It’s not that I don’t have clothes;  I just need to mix things up a bit. Add some new pieces and accessories.  
So I was happy when I was asked to make a style board at Polyvore for No nonsense.  
Boy have they changed!  The new No nonsense tights and leggings  make it easy to add a pop of color to every outfit. No nonsense is ensuring that all women can experience “style made easy”.

One way they are doing that is by adding fashion expert and author of I have nothing to wear! Jill Martin as their Ambassador and style guide ensuring No nonsense is modern, stylish, relevant and fun!

Jill Martin has her finger on the pulse of the latest trends. She is stylish, yet practical and is seen by millions of women as someone to turn to in the event of a fashion crisis. In other words, Jill talks, we women tend to listen. 

Watch Jill's video where she shows you how easy it is to update your look.


 I had fun making my collage.

Aren’t the No nonsense Corduroy leggings cute?  Finding stylish tights and leggings has never been easier with No nonsense products being sold in food & drug as well as mass retail stores. Get your look for less!  

Be sure to Like No nonsense on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @benononsense
Have you recently added a new piece to brighten up your wardrobe? Do you have a favorite No nonsense product? I’d love to hear about it. 

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MUPS Shoes & Ornaments Giveaway

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

with ornaments

MUPS Shoes ~ One Pair for Every Wear!

I am so happy to share MUPS with you dear readers. As a Mom of 2 girlie-girls who can spend hours picking out “just the right shoes” MUPS is going to save my sanity and my wallet!

With MUPS Shoes you can change the ornament on the front to go with several different outfits.  Now one pair of shoes can have multiple looks and will get worn before they are outgrown. Best of all, Moms get to have fun with their shoes too.
MUPS are available in exclusive women's and girls' lines. They are ideal for every age featuring an array of classy, sassy, cool and trendy, as well as sensible school shoes and formal styles.

The front of the shoe has a small heart shaped Velcro area that allows you to change out the look of the shoe with different ornaments!
blue shoes

One lucky winner will receive 2 pairs of shoes, an ornament bag, and 4 ornaments!

Hosted by Mom Powered Media with a thank you to co-host Iowa Mom.
Giveaway ends January 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canada, ages 18+.
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Disclosure: I did not received compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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Win a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800! # Giveaway

by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Instead of my regular Wordless Wednesday post, I thought I would share this amazing giveaway that is sure to make all your photos share worthy!

5D Mark 111 or a D800
courtesy: BLborrowerslenses

How would you like to win a Canon or a Nikon? I know I would love to win either.

This is an easy entry contest on Facebook. Just go HERE to enter and good luck!

Total Silence

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, January 08, 2013

When was the last time you heard it? For me it was this morning around 10:30am. And it took me a moment to label what I was hearing, or rather not hearing.

I have the house all too myself for the first time in 17 days. The girls are back at school. The husband is at work. The cat is curled up for her morning nap. No TV. No radio. No phone beeping.

Total and complete silence.

Bliss to my ears at first, but then after 30 minutes or so,  things got too quite. And that quite made me miss all the noise a family brings into a home.

Yes, I can actually hear myself think this morning, and yes I do find myself pleasant enough company. Still, I reach over and turn on the radio, turn the volume down low. And count the hours until the silence will be broken by the safe return of my family.

And I smile.
I went back to work refreshed and ready to take on the day with a new attitude!

If you are surrounded by noise, whether it is from your kiddies or the TV in the background, or your phone, try to find a moment for total silence. Quite time has a way of resetting our responses to people and situations.

Trust me, try it.  It doesn't have to be for very long.  Even 5 minutes total silence will have you hearing and seeing things differently.
Have a blessed week!

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