Label Daddy Makes Summer Camp Prep Easy! 

Get ready for camp and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! No ironing or sewing . . . just peel and stick. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These convenient labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.  


These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.
 

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My Stunning Photo by AdoramaPix!

You may have seen my post about AdoramaPix. I mentioned how you could get a really cool metal hexagon print of YOUR photo. Well, I was given a very generous gift certificate by the company to complete the ordering process and tell you all about it!

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From start to finish, I did it on my iphone! Isn’t that cool? I didn’t need to use my computer at all. I went to their website and followed the links to order wall decor. I chose a hexagon print of a photo my son took, of a lighthouse in Erie, PA. This photo was special to me because we were on a trip to Erie for my daughter’s annual trip to Shriner’s hospital for her check up. She had mild cerebral palsy and she got a good report for another year. We took a drive to see the beaches of Lake Erie, some place I had never been before, but heard so much about from my own mother! This was something I had wanted to share with my children. We saw this beautiful lighthouse. During the busy tourist season, they have it open to tours, but it was closed while we were there and the gate was locked. I asked my son to lean over the fence and take a photo for me. He did such a great job!

A few things I love about this print is that it’s virtually indestructible. It is waterproof, so you can display it outside, like on a patio, for example. If your home is as chaotic as mine, it is a great for your walls, as the kids can’t break it! If it falls down, there are virtually no scratches or damage, just hang it back up.

It comes with a cute and handy little level to use for hanging it perfectly straight.

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I suggest buying more than one so you can create groupings. A wonderful Twitter follower suggested one of he and his wife than one of each family member individually. You can group virtually anything! I plan to add more photos that my son takes, on our trips together.

AdoramaPix has amazing customer service, quick shipping and quality service overall.

Don’t forget,

My readers get to save! 25% off Hexagon #Metal Prints! Use promo code: PXHEXMTL25 expires 06/ 15 /2016

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Gorgeous Hexagon Metal Prints Get 25% off!

blog650AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE:
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My readers get to save! 25% off Hexagon #Metal Prints! Use promo code: PXHEXMTL25 expires 06/ 15 /2016

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Labels for All!

Have you ever thought life would be simpler if you could just put your name on the things you own? If you are like me, you and/or your children are forever losing things that belong to you. It’s not because you are careless. It’s because things seem to grow legs and walk away. They fall into the wrong hands and get claimed as someone else’s. It even happens within my family. The girls are forever bickering over socks, tshirts, etc. That’s where Label Daddy comes in! You can literally put your name on ANYTHING. From clothing to backpacks, waterbottles to books. Slap your name on it and claim ownership to that! I love this company for the ease of ordering, swift shipping and quality of their product! My daughter loved having something first with Elsa on it and second with her name on it! What a bonus! She chose the little clips that she could clip on to anything with a zipper. As a bonus, I even made her a necklace and clipped them to one of her shoes. Now, coats, hoodies, backpacks, and shoes all have Elsa and her name on them. She’s thrilled! What would you label with your name? IMG_0701

*I received product from Label Daddy free of charge for my unbiased review of their product.

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The Legend of the Easter Robin book Giveaway

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Hope and I love to read. Out of my 4 children, she’s the one with the love of reading. She’s 9 and in 4th grade, but is a bit behind in her reading skills. I read to her anything, from magazines to chapter books. I feel the more she reads, the more she has the opportunity to learn.

We had the opportunity to read this adorable book, The Legend of the Easter Robin. This is a faith based story about Easter and it teaches about compassion and faith. It’s perfect for young children, due to the beautiful illustrations and perfect for older children (I’d say up to 9 or 10) because the story is easy to read.

There were a couple of things about the book that Hope found very fascinating. It’s based on a Pennsylvania Dutch tale and we live in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Dutch are credited for bringing egg coloring to the United States. This was a fun fact.

Over all, we absolutely loved this adorable children’s book.

About the book:
In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled―and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures. Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear―a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin. Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Legend of the Easter Robin will captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.

Age Range: 4-8 years
Hardcover; 32 pages
Publish Date: January 26, 2016

I’m giving away one for free, with the help of FlyBy Productions. Please enter below. Good luck!

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Meatless Friday! ~Ranya’s Maghmour

I love trying new recipes, especially vegetarian. I’m just not the best at creating them! I asked my good friend Ranya, of Ranya, the Memory Keeper, to help me out with sharing a few of her favorite recipes. I plan (hope) to share these on Fridays.

Maghmour is a tradional Lebonese recipe, vegetarian, and hearty. It serves like a stew and is so versatile! Ranya’s recipe is so easy, it has me wanting to try it soon! One of the selling points for me is that it’s economical!

Here is Ranya’s version of meatless Maghmour. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Photo Credit: Ranya Mike

Ranya’s Maghmour

To put this dish together you need:

Carrots, one or two, peeled;
Potatoes, one medium sized, peeled;
Eggplant, of course!, one medium sized, washed but not peeled;
Onion, half a medium one, or more if you like onions;
Garlic, 4-5 cloves, peeled;
Olive oil, 1 tablespoon;
Garbanzo beans, 1 can, drained and rinsed;
Diced tomatoes with juice, 1 can;
Lemon juice, from one lemon;
Mint, 1 teaspoon; and
Water, 1/4-1/2 a cup

Chop all vegetables to about the same size cubes, for even cooking. Slice the onion, and crush the garlic on the cutting board leaving it almost in one piece.

Heat the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the potatoes and the eggplant. Sautee for a few minutes to get a head start. Add carrots. Sautee some more. Put onions and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add last five items, starting with a 1/4 cup of water first. If the liquid seems too little, pour some more in. Season with salt. Cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked through and soft.

Serve warm or at room temperature. And, like most of my favorite dishes, you could serve plain whole milk yogurt on the side.

enjoy!

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Fire Up the BBQ! It’s Time to Make Kabobs!

I’m so over this winter weather. We had a very mild fall, which led into the beginning of a very mild winter. That was deceiving. We faced 30 inches of snow, last month, bone chilling temperatures, this month. I’m thinking about the beach, BBQS and the pool.

imageThat brings me to my next review. I’ve partnered up with Cave Tools once again, to bring you another wonderfully made product. Cave Tools is known for their quality made BBQ accessories and equipment, from meat tenderizers to meat claws. Today, I’m doing to tell you about their Kabob Skewers Rack Set.

This grill rack comes with 5 skewers and it has your ease of use in mind! No more frustration!

There’s a grill clearance, designed so your food doesn’t stick to the BBQ grates. Genius!

The skewers are FLAT, and rotate 360 degrees. This keeps everything where it belongs instead of on the ground.

When you’re done, just toss it in the dish washer. It’s that easy. Oh, and it’s super easy to store.

It comes with 25 recipes for you to try.

There’s a LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – If at any point you are unhappy with your meat temperature magnet you can return it for a full money back refund.

We found out, you can use it in the oven, too! It’s so versatile.

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How To Tidy Up Your Life

imageOk, so that may be a bit too broad. Let’s start with tidying up your car. Your car probably looks a bit like mine. My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop littering the backseat. Cups and sports bottles on the floor. Books, markers, pens, mail(!) who knows what else, mixed in trash. I needed this a long time ago! This Backseat Car Organizer is wonderful! It also comes with a Visor Organizer! It holds SO MUCH STUFF.
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You can’t go wrong with this awesome organizer. Perfect for long trips, or just around town!
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My Top Ways to Get Your Life on Track in 2016

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I know that the New Year doesn’t have to be the time when you start examining your life. I’m not one for making resolutions anymore, but I do like to reflect and think about the year ahead. January is a useful time to at least think about where you would like to end up by December. A lot of people decide that this year they want to turn their life around. Some will achieve their goals and some won’t, but it’s up to you if you choose to set any. I admire anyone who wants to better themselves, however they want to do it. Change is hard, though, and you might not know where to start. Here are some of my tips for getting your life back on a path you want to be on.

Practice Willpower

Sometimes when you want to change your life, it’s because you feel like you’re stuck in a rut. You can get too lazy, whether you’re not doing something you should or doing something too much. It’s so hard to have the willpower to stick to the promises you make yourself – that’s why I don’t make resolutions anymore! If you do want to have the discipline to stop eating sugar or to socialize more often, you need to practice. Willpower won’t just come to you naturally if you don’t stretch and exercise it. Instead of jumping into big things like exercising five times a week, start with small tasks like getting in your first workout.

Deal with Bad Habits and Addictions

Having an addiction or a bad habit can affect your life in massive ways. You might think that you’re fine, but it could be preventing you from doing lots of things. Addictions come in different forms and don’t always take the shape of a dependence on alcohol or drugs. However, if you do think you have a problem with either, the best solution is often a drug or alcohol rehab. Sometimes you might notice that you have been relying on alcohol too much and have the ability to stop alone. This can be true for other addictions and bad habits too, but you need the willpower to give up. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get help and support from other people too.

Get Rid of Negative Influences

Not everyone realizes how much the negative people in their life can affect them. Or they might know but feel obligated to keep them around. But many people decide that life isn’t worth wasting on people who don’t support you. If you have people in your life who do nothing but make you feel bad about yourself, why should you let them stick around? If you want to make contact with the minimal or cut them off completely, it’s up to you who you allow in your life. There’s no time to waste on anyone who doesn’t have your best interests in mind at all times.

I know it’s not easy to make significant changes in your life. But if you want things to change, you’re the only one who can do it.

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Happy New Year! Here’s to a New You!

IMG_4186Every year on January 1st, I sit and contemplate what the new year will bring. Will I start a new career? Will I move this year? Will I take a beach vacation (that is a definite yes!) Will I win the lottery? (probably not, I don’t play the lottery…) Will I lose weight this year? That is the ultimate. I don’t make resolutions any more. I often would end up frustrated and disappointed by the middle of January, thinking I’m a grand failure. That’s no fun! Instead, I just think about what might happen. I hope for the best.

IMG_4187Weight loss is something I always hope to achieve. I’ve been overweight for all of my adult life. I have exercised, I’ve watched my food intake. I’ve done both at the same time. I just don’t lose weight easily. I don’t always get to the gym, so I try to find ways to do my workouts at home.

In my quest to find the perfect (as in easy) in home work out, I found
Fe Fit Women’s 90 Day Workout
. Fe Fit Women’s 90 Day Workout is an adaptable workout plan for all abilities that takes you through 90 days of life-changing physical fitness.

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The DVDS are not the kind your mother used to do. No, they aren’t the ones you may have done in the 80’s or even 90’s. They are fun and trendy. They burn fat and create shape. The instructor is high-energy and empowering. You will lose weight, tone up and feel more attractive and sexier than ever. (Those endorphins work wonders on your mood, trust me. I have fibromyalgia and after a few work outs, my mood is elevated to new levels!). In 13 weeks, you will be on your way to a new you!

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You work out only 3 days a week, in 30 minutes or less, So this is a low commitment program, which is great for busy people like you and me. You know who you are, you work all day and come home wanting to collapse, only to play with the kids for a little while dinner is cooking. Put your DVD in and work out during that 30 min and it’s done for the day! Set your alarm for 30 minutes early and do it before the day even starts! It’s possible, I promise!

This program comes with 7 fun fitness genres. There is a cardio circuit, core, lower body, upper body, total body toning, barre and stretch flow exercises.

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This kit comes with 8 discs featuring 28 unique fitness videos, flexible workout calendars and tools for measuring and tracking your success!

You can purchase this awesome workout program on Amazon.

I received this workout program free of charge to review. This is my unbiased opinion.

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