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This post brought to you by Straight Talk. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Saving all that money I'll be able to get myself some back to school clothes this year!
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This post brought to you by Carbonite. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sometimes we want to be able to access our files from anywhere, whenever we need them. With Carbonite you can backup your documents, pictures, music and e-mail and store it on their website.
I love the idea that I can keep my pictures, as well as the blog posts and school assignments in a place that is easily accessible from any computer, its much nicer then trying to find the small memory device that somehow gets lost everyday in the bottom of my laptop bag.
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Another great feature of Carbonite is that if something happens to your computer you won't loose all the pictures that you care about. A friend of mine recently had her computer stolen, and lost years of pictures of her kids, if only she subscribed to Carbonite those pictures would still be around.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
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The fourth book in the Miss Fox Series by Eileen Spinelli is no exception. When Miss Fox starts to notice that her students are a bit grumpy and falling asleep. She decides to intervene and get them started in some healthy habits.
Soon the students are feeling great, and even frog is getting sleep. Just in time for Field day, but can they beat the other classes?
I am always a fan of books with animals and books that teach good habits to kids. Miss Fox's Class Shapes Up is recommended for ages 6-8 (grades 1-3) Its full of great tips for everybody on how to stay fit and healthy.
Anne Kennedy's illustrations of Animals are exciting and colorful. Annabella really enjoyed picking out all the animals on each page, and we even did some exercise after reading the book just like the students did!
So share the gift of fitness with your kids, its a great book to start the day!
The book retails for $16.99 (Hardcover) its 32 pages long, from Albert Whitman and Company
I received a free copy of "Miss Fox's Class Shapes Up" for this review, all opinions are my own. I did not receive any cash payment for this review.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The 32 page book is filed with the excitement of the first day of "perfect" snow. Join Scott and Jim as they wake to the first "perfect"day of winter snow, make it to school and wait for the time Recess hits so they can finally enjoy it! While Scott is focused on a snowmen, Jim is determined to make the "World's Greatest Snow Fort"
Monday, August 22, 2011
They are the first company to market baby wipes made from ingredients that are listed on the approved personal care lists of the EcoCert and the Natural Products Association .
Now onto the actual wipes, the first thing that i noticed was how soft they were, I've used quite a few wipes in my time here on this planet and I really enjoyed the texture of these ones.. I really liked them for diaper changes, especially when that #2 gets a bit umm stuck on the booty if ya know what I mean, if I have to scrub her bum, then I would like it to be with a soft wipe.
I also really liked how they smelled, even though they have no fragrance they still have a pleasant smell to them. My daughter had no reactions to the ingredients, and there have been a few other testers in the household (not gonna name names here) who have also given them two thumbs up.
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I received a free pack of Elements Naturals Wipes for this review, all opinions are 100% mine. I did not receive any cash payments for this review.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
In our house, bedtime can be a challenge as well, whether it be Annabella begging to eat some 'banamas' or she needs to "hug babies at the gym" she certainly comes up with a few other things she would rather do then lay down and shut her eyes.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone. All opinions are 100% mine.
School is almost here, and its time to start thinking about it.
As much as I dislike the idea of my child having a cell phone, I know how important it is.
Not only for convenience reasons "Call Daddy to pick you up"
But for safety "Mom I need a ride home, the driver has been drinking"
Or as simple to bring a smile to your face "I love you mom"
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
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This post brought to you by Bealls. All opinions are 100% mine.
Yaay! Back to school shopping?
Who doesn't love to get to a mall over crowded with teenagers.
Overpriced, t-shirts and jeans that already have holes in them.
And don't forget the excitement of loosing your car in the parking lot....
Oh.,.. wait you don't like searching for your car with mall security because you're "sure" its been stolen
"OH they returned it over there by Sears... tee hee"
My Back-to school shopping when done at a shopping mall is (almost) always filled with an empty wallet, a hungry stomach, and an unsatisfied closet.
Thankfully there is the internet, where all of us, not so mall-friendly shoppers can sit on our couches, turn on Teen Mom (3), and shop, endlessly. The downfall is that we can't actually 'try' anything on and while that $5 shirt looks like a great deal, when you get it home sometimes the 'small' is for a 12 year old not a 25 year old (How much make-up did the put on that girl?)
This time of year its important to also shop for our children, because they will be going back to school, and while its CRUCIAL to look fab at the PTA meeting, your little ones should also be dressed to the nines, especially for those back to school pictures. (Note: toddlers look adorable in rainbow colors, so can't wait for back to school pictures)
Annabella will be staring Junior Pre-school this year. Since I was so fortunate to have an adorable baby doll to dress up everyday. I take full advantage, she'll only let me dress her for so long. And since she'll be going to a Montessori school, and she should be choosing her own clothes, I plan to fill her drawers with adorable skirts and tops, and some leggings and skinny jeans (yes from the mother who would 'never' put her kid in jeans) I love t-shirts or ruffles to go with the skirts, and I love tunics for the leggings.
To save money while school shopping, I'm a clearance shopper, this works great for my toddler because she doesn't know the difference but with teenagers it can be hard, at Bealls you can find current clothing with clearance prices. I was very impressed with how many styles they had. Its like a mall in your browser.
At Bealls I found lots of skirts in all sizes and they were adorable, from pleated skirts to ruffle skirts (my personal favorite) They have leggings in all colors. At Bealls you can find all the back to school fashions that you need for your kid, and not brake the bank doing it.
If your kids wear uniforms you can find them at Bealls as well. They have options even if you're kids school requires them!
Good Luck with you're back to school shopping be sure to check out Bealls
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Will Daddy abide? The school suggests no dessert snacks including granola bars, of course when the director told me this I responded as if I would never feed Annabella sugar filled granola bar (chocolate chip cliff bars dont' count right?) I also worry that he may not so much like the policy of her having to be in school for the FULL time that she is supposed to be there. Rather then just taking her out whenever. As the time constraints might be a problem
I now find myself worrying about Annabella's wardrobe, is it simple enough? Will she have the correct containers for lunch? (easy open)
I'm sure as usual I'm making a big deal out of this, I'm sure that all will be well and that both Annabella and I will both benefit from it. I have already started employing some of the techniques that I learned and Annabella is responding very positively to them,
Any mamas out there have any tips for me? Books to read?
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