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Mabels’ Labels

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**** We use Mabel’s Labels EVERY Year for camp, school, and sports *** WE LOVE THEM ***

(recently I tried to wash a bag with a label in it and it stuck!!! Wow Was I impressed! Note: I did not dry the bag , but it did stay on through a washing!)

 

Mabel’s Labels creates top-quality, durable labeling products.

The Mabel’s Labels personalized labels feature extremely durable laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe sticky and clothing labels plus child safety products, household labels and seasonal products. All labels are UV resistant.

Prices range from $12-21 per pack, with combos priced between $ 30-55. ALL Products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Mabel’s Labels line includes:

Baby Labels

Iron-On Labels

Sticky Labels

Allergy Labels

Waterproof Labels

Clothing Labels

Shoe Labels

Uniform Labels

Mabel’s Labels also has great fundraising ideas!

 

OUR REVIEW:

We received the ULTIMATE BACK TO SCHOOL COMBO from Mabel’s Labels.

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~ Ultimate Back to School Combo

The Ultimate Back to School Combo is their bestselling combo. It has all the labels needed to identify children’s belongings and keep them out of the lost and found. This was really a great pack! There are so many labels you cannot help but label EVERYTHING! The labels come preprinted with the child’s name…so it makes labeling a breeze. I like that they are super sticky they stay where they are placed! We used the labels to mark all of my son’s school supplies, his backpack and gym shoes. After two weeks of school I can honestly say these labels stick! Any other labels would have been long gone by now…not Mabel’s! The Ultimate Back to School Combo includes the following:

  • 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2″ x    5/16″)
  • 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 21mm x            10mm (13/16″ x 3/8″)
  • 16 Custom Shoe Stickers: 33mm (1.3″)
  • 2 Personalized Mini Tags: 30mm x 20mm (1-1/4″ x            3/4″)

(Choose from 4 limited edition solid color palettes or 40+ multi-colored designs, plus 3 special back-to-school motifs (bus, books and apple)!)

There are so many tags that if by chance (very slim) you happen to have to replace a tag you will have extras to replace the missing tag. I honestly am not worried about having to replace any tags… except for maybe a shoe tag. But…with 16 shoe tags I can easily replace a tag if it goes missing (which I doubt it will). This is such a GREAT combo…can I say AWESOME!!!

In the past I have gotten the children their own person first and last name tags…but this year since I decided just to get our last name printed on the tags so we could get more bang for our buck! The labels were used more frequently and were easier to use since I was not fishing around for whose label was whose when labeling school supplies… just slapped on the last name label! … NOt to mention it saved me $$$ I only had to order one combo instead of 3 (I have 3 children)… and let me tell you I STILL HAVE TAGS LEFT OVER…even splitting the one combo 3 ways! AWESOME!!!

Overall, we are ecstatic about Mabel’s Labels! This is such a resilient product…that will LAST! Not only are the products hardy but they are kid friendly and have such nice designs to choose from…you cannot go wrong with Mabel’s labels for your labeling needs!

I am definitely a fan of Mabel’s labels and will be back to order more products for my labeling needs!

You can find this product and many more at mabelslabels.com. I would recommend this site to ANYONE who needs to label products! They are so versatile!

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PurinaONE Smartblend – Smiley360

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Everyone wants a healthy pet.   Good thing for us there is PurinaONE Smartblend, this food has protein rich ingredients with tender meaty morsels.  Smartblend can help make your dog’s digestibility better, give them stronger muscles.  In addition help with their joints and immune system.  Best of all dogs lovethe taste.

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Click here and take the 28 day challenge and get a $3.00 coupon just for signing up.  During the 28 day challenge, look for a changes in your dogs, eyes, coat, dental health and energy.

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My dog Max just loves Purina ONE Smartblend!  We started him on the Chicken and Rice Formula and he devours it!  He really seems to enjoy every bite.  I’m very happy with Purina ONE Smartblend, just for the fact that my dog loves the taste and it’s good for him.

 

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received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!”

 

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

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I have owned quite a few vehicles in my time, but honestly they have all been Dodge or Chrysler.  I was thrilled at the opportunity to test drive a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander.  Besides being safe & functional, it is very sporty looking.  I definitely did not feel like a soccer mom driving around in it!
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The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is an SUV, but it felt more like a car.  It was lower to the ground and did not have nearly as many blind spots as other SUVs on the market.  Inside it felt spacious, and I loved the option for the third row seating in the back.  The option to have seating for up to 7 people is very helpful especially with growing families and car pooling.  When not using the third row seating, it easily folded into the car for a very spacious trunk.  I was surprised how much I could actually fit in the trunk.  I wasn’t sure it would fit a lot of grocery bags, but I never had a problem.
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My favorite feature of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander was how safe they made it.  The SUV has 7 airbags throughout the vehicle including a knee impact airbag on the driver’s side.  The car let me know when someone was getting too close to me as well as if I was crossing into another lane of traffic.  The back-up camera was very helpful, especially in busy parking lots.  I LOVED the adaptive cruise control.  When other vehicles would slow down in front of me, the Outlander would automatically slow down so I would be the same distance from the car in front of me.  Then when the car would switch lanes, the Outlander would gradually increase back up to what the cruise was set for.  It was very helpful and I liked not having to keep toggling the cruise buttons.
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All in all the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander was a great vehicle. It had all of the bells and whistles I could dream of; seat warmers, rain sensing wipers, brake assist, hill start assist, rear back up camera, automatic power lift gate with FOB opening, automatic start, GPS, and more.  The only thing missing for our family was a TV.  I would definitely recommend the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander. What a great experience!

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SweeTARTS – Smiley360

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Give your taste buds a journey with SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes.  These 6 inches ropes give you a cherry flavor on the outside and punch filling on the inside.  SweeTARTS Ropes are formally known as Kazoozles and are a Nestle product.  There are no artificial flavors or colors.  The added colors are from natural sources.  They come in 2 sizes 1.8 ounces which has 4 filled ropes and 3.5 ounces which has 8 filled ropes.  They are available almost everywhere, click here to see if your favorite store has them in stock.

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My taste testers (my husband and daughter) and I really enjoyed them.  They are chewy and give you a sweet and tart zing.  As with any candy in our home it’s all in moderation.  Even Nestle says….

“Good to remember – Enjoying confections in moderation can be a part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.”

Connect with SweeTARTS check out their social media pages

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received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!”

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Bella Organics

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Keeping my family healthy is very important to me in many aspects.  My husband and children have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful what I buy.  Whenever possible I try to find natural and organic products for them.  I find that organic products are worth the investment for the better of my family.

Bella Organics is a great company that has created an entire line of skincare products that are naturally organic. They contain no synthetic chemicals or toxic ingredients.  They use only the best plant-based essential oils and extracts and their packaging is 100% recyclable.  Bella Organics offers an array of products from lip balm, to body scrub, to deodorant, to baby items.  I had the pleasure of trying Bella Organics Raspberry Lip Balm and Iced Lemonade Deoderant Crème.

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First of all, I love that I can read all of the ingredients in the Raspberry Lip Balm; shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil, raspberry extract, and stevia.  It goes on smooth and made my lips feel silky.  I was surprised that the lip balm lasted a couple of hours before needing to reapply.  Their lip balms are available in a variety of flavors including mint, pina colada, and vanilla tangerine.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Iced Lemonade deodorant crème. Upon opening, I was immediately in love with the aroma. It instantly reminded of summer.  I have never tried organic deodorant and never realized how toxic anti-perspirants are to the body.  Bella Organics deodorant crèmes work simply by fighting bacteria and providing a pleasant scent to the underarms.

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Overall, I would highly recommend Bella Organics. With so many organic skincare products to choose from, they have a product for everyone in the family.

http://lovebellaorganics.com/

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Veggie-Go’s

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My kids eat very few vegetables. I either have to add a lot of cheese to mask the taste, or puree vegetables and sneak them into casseroles.  Even then, my kids notice them.  I have yet to find a way for them to eat vegetables willingly.  That is until they tried Veggie-Go’s.

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Veggie-Go’s are the original fruit AND veggie strip.  These amazing strips provide half a serving of fruit and half a serving of vegetables.  They are also GMO free, organic, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and have no added sugar.  The best part of all, they taste delicious! My kids had no idea they were eating vegetables or fruit, just a tasty snack.  They even asked for more!

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Veggie-Go’s come in some really unique varieties including Mountain Berry Spinach, Carrot Ginger, Cinnamon Spiced Beet, TropiKale, and Sweet Potato Pie.  My son said his favorite one was the Mountain Berry Spinach.  There is no way he would eat another one if I told him it was made with spinach and sweet potatoes!  Veggie-Go’s are individually wrapped so they are great for on the go.  They are available at your local Whole Foods as well as online at

www.nakededgesnacks.com

I highly recommend them, and definitely plan on buying more of them.

 

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Silly McGilly

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Are you Irish? I’m a little bit of Irish, but our family is always Irish during St. Patrick’s Day!  We like to celebrate the holiday by hanging up shamrocks, sticking leprechaun window clings on the bedroom windows, and eating corned beef and cabbage. We don’t do too much, but would love to add more fun to the month of March.  I cannot wait to share Silly McGilly with my family this St. Patrick’s Day season.

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Silly McGilly is a fun Leprechaun who likes to play silly tricks on children during the St. Patrick’s Day season.  Read the Silly McGilly book to your children and place the doll by a window each evening you want Silly to play a trick.  At night Silly will do some shenanigans in the house.  Some tricks can be leaving shamrock stickers around the house, turning the toilet water green, dying milk green, and anything else you can think of.  Then in the morning the kids get to wake up and see what crazy tricks their leprechaun played.

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The book is absolutely adorable, very relatable, and easy to understand for little ones.  The pictures are very colorful and the story is fun to read.

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The Silly McGilly doll is very cute and great for kids.  The plush is soft and easily sits on a window.  This would be a great tradition to begin in any family or classroom.  The Silly McGilly website offers some really great ideas for tricks that can be played. I cannot wait for March 1, when I can introduce Silly McGilly to my family!

http://www.sillymcgilly.com/home.html

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Children’s Book Review

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We are pleased to introduce the next installment to the Captain No Beard Series by Carol P Roman.

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What a great book! Our children just love reading about the Captain No Beard adventures! We (the parents) love the valuable life lessons that the book series teachers our children!

In this installment Fribbet the Frog has gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and cying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset,and it is up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what is wrong.

Fribbet the frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving abd friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination.

Join Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always there when we need it.

About the Author:

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Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a formaer teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with he husband. Her most favorite job is being a grandmother to her many grandchildren. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, “Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit and was just named as one of Children’s Indy Best – The Pinnacle Award of 2013. “Strangers on the High Seas” was named Readers Views Kids Award ~ Best Children’s Book of the Year.

You can visit Carole’s website to find more about her and her books at caroleproman.com

 

You can find this book and ALL of Carole’s books on Amazon.com

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Kaboom Scrub Free – Smiley360

 

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What’s one spot in your home you just dread cleaning?  Mine is the toilet.  Ugh! Cleaning the toilet is just the worst!  Then once you clean it , it’s tough to keep it smelling and looking fresh.

Well, let me introduce you to Kaboom Scrub Free Continuous Clean with Oxi Clean.  Yes!  I said scrub free and continuous clean.  Excited yet?  You should be.

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The Kaboom refillable toilet cleaning system is super easy to install as well as the refillable tablets.  Each pouch lasts up to 3 months and has stain fighting power to kepp your toilet clean with each flush.  The box mentions it is safe for septic systems and won’t harm toilet parts.

Check out how easy the installation is!

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I’ve been using the Kaboom system now for a few weeks and have noticed a great improvement.  My bathroom smells clean with each flush.  I’ve done less scrubbing too!  I really like this cleaner.

Check out the Kaboom website, they have coupons too!

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BiteSizers

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Meal time is always crazy at my house. With a growing 5 year old boy and an almost 2 year old girl (going on 15), preparing meals is always hectic.  I try my best to have them eat what we eat, but sometimes it’s hard. Trying to cut food up into small enough pieces for their liking while they are yelling “I’m hungry, “Is it ready yet”, etc. can make any mom struggle to have a smooth meal time.  Anything that makes this part easier, I’m signing up for!

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Thank goodness for BiteSizers! Upon first opening they look like everyday scissors. I thought to myself, they’ll probably work the same as kitchen scissors.  Guess what? They work a whole lot better! Way better than using a fork a knife. Who would have thought?! Simply take whatever you are eating, use BiteSizers to cut pieces to your liking, and that’s it!  I was honestly amazed at how easily it cut through this quesadilla.

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I then went on to cut up some cantaloupe. Usually I use a fork and knife to cut fruit up.  Using BiteSizers was a whole lot easier. I went from cutting a quesadilla to cantaloupe, and then I cut up a PBJ just for fun.  They work on any food that I would ever feed my kids.  I love that it has a Snap-On cap to keep the blades good and for easy travel. I can throw them in my diaper bag easily.  There’s even a handy built-in sizer guide so you can cut food to the size recommended by experts as best for children.

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Since I started using BiteSizers both of my kids have tried more foods than ever. It’s just so easy to cut a little bite off of whatever I’m eating and share with my kids. BiteSizers are available exclusively at

www.mixedpears.com and www.amazon.com

I would highly recommend them to anyone with young children.

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