Cave in Nova Scotia – Wordless Wednesday

This is a cave in Nova Scotia. We passed it while traveling to look at a some properties about an hour or two from my mom’s house called Folly Mountain Cave. The children thought it was cool!

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Kohne Kollars For Dogs

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Dogs are cute enough without added accessory, but Kohne Kollars make them look even more adorable.

Kohne Kollars are cute, snap on collars for dogs that can be worn all year round. They come in a variety of prints and sizes that will fit every dog from Great Danes to Chihuahuas. If their range of sizes won’t fit your pooch, they’ll make something custom for you!

Their products are one hundred percent made in the USA and a portion of every sale goes to help animals in shelters.

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We got a cute collar for Padfoot to review and it was easy to put on him. You simply snap the fabric around your pooch’s neck and make sure it’s secure. The collars are comfortable for dogs to wear and aren’t too tight around their neck.

Padfoot loves his new collar and we love how adorable he looks in it. Kohne Kollars are a great way to show support for shelter animals and a great way to make your pooch look super cute this winter!

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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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Mattel Fisher Price Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Are you currently expecting? Join other expecting Moms in a private online community to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, as well as advise Mattel about their toys and games.

Mattel is relying on these Moms to help them gain a greater understanding of the lifestyle and needs of their consumers as it relates back to the world of play, and is opening up this invitation to you.

In addition to the opportunity to impact the brand, members will receive a $5 Amazon gift code for joining and an additional $10 Amazon gift code each month for participating.

See if you qualify here: http://mayweask.com/fisherprice8

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Week #44 Saturday Top Five Laughs

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ready to roll with The Mommyhood Chronicles for Saturday Top Five Laughs – week #44 (for us)? Because we are!

5. Child with the quizzes last week added up several quizzes and announces, “If you put them all together, I got 120%!”

4. Jr. wanted to be a tiger so he drew stripes on himself with a pen! Lovely, eh? Yeah, he did whole body coverage, we only took a photo of his arm!

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3. On our older daughter’s birthday, our youngest ran into her room and jumped on her saying, “Happy Birthday!” Then he proceeded to ask her to make him a card from him…and she did! lol!

2. When my husband and I did the Pennzoil shop, we walked to get a cart. Hubby got the cart and started back to where I was, in the meantime I had started to walk with another man with a cart, thinking it was him! I looked over and realized it was not my husband and went, “Oh!” He simply said, “Excuse me” to pass by me. I turned and my husband was back a ways. I asked him, “Did you see that?” He said yes, puts his arms out and asks me, “What are you doing?” Then proceeded to teased me. We laughed but I was so embarrassed! I don’t think the strange man realized what I did.

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1. When we left the house the cats were on the work horses facing our car in the driveway. When we came back they were facing the exact opposite! Funny cats had not moved other than to turn!

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Wilhelmina’s Butterflies ~ Book Review

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Wilhelmina is 8 years old and loves classical music. She has a difficult time explaining why to her family, friends, teachers, and classmates. When she has the opportunity to attend her first concert at Symphony Hall, something might stand in her way. Will she be able to share her love of classical music with others, or will the mysterious “butterflies” ruin the day? Become immersed in Wilhelmina’s thoughts and feelings as she experiences the musical ambiance at the great Symphony Hall.

OUR REVIEW :

As a music loving family this book was welcomed in our house! It was loved by adults and children alike! We loved that the book was able to show my children how excited other people get when listening to music just as they do! My children expressed that they felt just as Wilhelmina felt in the book. I loved that in the back of the book there is a glossary of musical terms… my children and I reviewed these before and after reading the book…it was very instrumental in facilitating a discussion about the book and music! In the rear of the book after the story there is also list of some classical music that Wilhelmina listened to at Symphony Hall. This was so great to see … it gave names to the music … it also let me look up the music and play it for my children. My children loved listening to the music and again it facilitated a great discussion on classical music and even prompted my children to do a bit of research on the compsers… that was so wonderful for this musical mama to see!

Overall this was an EXCELLENT book…WE LOVED IT!

The book can be found on Amazon.com

718hlLnNI1L About the Author

 Clarice Thornton Davis holds            degrees from Florida Atlantic and  Walden Universities. She has always  had a passion for literature and  music. Her career as an educator  inspired her to become a writer for  children. A Florida native, the author  and her husband live in West Palm  Beach.

 

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Alexa Cafe an iD Tech Camp for Girls in Lake Forest, Illinois

This post is in partnership with iD Tech Camp and US Family Guide.

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Do you have daughters, nieces or granddaughters? Do you like to gift them with fun, educational camps? Then this opportunity is for you! Alexa Cafe for Girls in Lake Forest, Illinois is a unique all-girls program. At Camp girls ages 10-15 will develop a passion for technology, design, and innovation – all while collaborating in a chic environment that emphasizes entrepreneurship, leadership, brand identity, and philanthropy. While all iD Tech summer programs are great for girls, at Alexa Cafe, BIG ideas come to life in a uniquely cozy setting filled with cafe tables and beanbags. Courses include: Sugar Coded, Electric Latte, Game Swirl, Design Barista, Cinema Twist, Javaccino, Cafe Electric, Game Pop, and Cinemocha. Whether designing a sleek webpage, producing a film, coding creatively, or developing wearable electronics with lights and sensors, technology shouldn’t be intimidating or uninspired. In the right environment, it’s cool. Meaningful. Life changing. Alexa Cafe isn’t just an all-girls summer tech camp. It’s a movement.

Weeklong day and overnight programs are held at Lake Forest College, Georgia Tech, Bryn Mawr, and select campuses nationwide .

For help selecting the right course, please contact a Program Advisor at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227. You may also visit www.AlexaCafe.com or email info@iDTech.com.

Save $60 with promo code LAKEFORESTAC2015 when you pay in full during registration by Feb 28th.

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Keep Your Car Running with Pennzoil

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopandOil #CollectiveBias

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Our 2006 Chevy Malibu was long overdue for an oil change so we took it to Walmart’s Auto Center. We had some other shopping to do so it was so easy and convenient to drop the car off, then go about our other shopping. The Auto Center only uses Pennzoil. We asked for Conventional Motor Oil, which is a traditional oil base, with Active Cleaning Agents to continuously prevent dirt and contaminants from creating performance-robbing deposits. We usually get the oil changed when the car tells us it needs to be done. Nice little feature that saves us from having to remember when our last oil change was!

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Pennzoil is known to help clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind. It is designed for protection and may enable you to drive an extra 550 miles per year vs. a dirty engine (a dirty engine is NOT good!). Regular oil changes keep your car running smoothly and prevents bad things from happening…like a clogged, dirty engine. Our car is much happier after we get the oil changed!

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A funny thing happened to me while we were shopping. When my husband went to get a cart I waited in the front entry way (for some reason hubby did not grab a cart at the Auto Center and we walked all the way around to the front entrance!?). Well, I started walking along side him only to discover the man I was walking with was NOT my husband! Can you say embarrassing? When I looked over at the man I said a quiet, “Oh!” I don’t think he realized what I did because he simply said, “Excuse me” and went on his merry way. Meanwhile, I look back at my husband and asked, “Did you see that?” He said he did and then spreads his arms and goes, “What are you doing walking with another man?” And proceeded to tease me. Probably will not live this one down!

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After that embarrassing moment, we were able to get a few groceries and items for our upcoming trip. It was nice to have another the oil change and shopping checked off our to-do list.

If you change your own oil, here is a Pennzoil coupon to use on your next purchase, which is available for a limited time.

How often do you get your car’s oil changed?

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InkJoy Pens Review

 

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Papermate has come out with a great new line of pens that have been a hit in our family! INKJOY! We were pleased to be able to review Inkjoy 300 RT through Smiley 360.

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Inkjoy 300 RT features an extended rubberized grip for optimal comfort in writing. The translucent color-tinted body is modern and stylish, while the metal clip provides long lasting durability.

We REALLY like these pens! They are colorful and fun to use! We loved that the ink is the color of the pen! Sometimes the outer shel only houses a blue or black ink…but NOT inkjoy! They are “true” to their colors! I love having a color option when using a pen! It is so fun to write in pink, green, orange,etc!

The overall feel of the pen is wonderful. The rubberized grip is fantastic and the pen glides across the page effortlessly when writing! I would suggest this writing implement as a staple for work and home!

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Check out the papermate website for more injoy love! 

 

 

 

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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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