Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Smead Products #shopletreviews

I love organizing....I try to keep everything organized and in it's place. So, when I saw that Shoplet was giving me the opportunity to review of Smead Products, I jumped right on it.

I was sent a few different office supplies that are very useful with organizing. I received SuperTab Erasable Manila Folders, FasTab Hanging Erasable Folders, Vertical File Folders, Step Index Organizer, Sharpie Marker, and a Pentel Eraser.

We have a file box where we keep all of our important papers and other stuff. We have been using this same box for at least 6 years, it could be more, but I just can't remember. Well, when we first purchased it, we had also purchased some hanging folders for it. I never did like those hanging folders that we had, because I had to write on a little piece of paper and slide it into the plastic tab. I was more than happy to re-organize our box and use the new hanging folders in it. Here is what our box looked liked before old hanging folders were replaced.

I love the new hanging folders because I am able to write directly on the tab. The best part is that I can also erase what I wrote. I wrote on the tab with the permanent marker that was provided to me and I was able to erase it with the provided eraser.

The manilla folders that I received also have erasable tabs....I used those folders in my file box behind (like sub-categories) hanging folders.

Doesn't our file box look so much neater now? I think it does. In the photo above, you may be able to see the veritcal file folders standing up. If I keep them there the lid doesn't shut, but I placed them in the box horizontally until I have a reason to use them or until I get a box that will allow me to use vertical folders. The vertical folders do NOT have erasable tabs.

The Step Index Organizer is also coming in very handy. My husband is the leader for our Cub Scout den, and he just needed to be more organized. I helped him out.

There are 12 sections inside, and there are 2 little pockets to add an index card. I used one of the pockets to put his name (just in case it gets lost).

As always, don't forget that Shoplet offers office supplies, promotional products, office stationary and even medical supplies.

Disclaimer: I received these products for free from Shoplet and Smead to try and review. All opinions here are my own.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vichy Sampling

I was so excited to be chosen for the Vichy sampling. I'm always looking for a way to make my skin look better.
For 8 days, we challenge you to live your life to the fullest--eat that 2nd piece of cake, pull an all-nighter, even have that extra drink. Just use Idéalia Life Serum twice daily to see your skin quality transform. You have Vichy’s #LifeproofSkin assurance that you’ll still see a transformation in skin quality in 8 days.

The packaging for this sampling was awesome. As soon as I opened the box I was pink tissue paper, which got me excited. I LOVE pink. Then as I opened it more, and I saw that all of the samples were packaged in pink organza bags. I received six pink organza bags, each filled with eight samples of Vichy. One for me and five more to share with friends.

As for the product itself, I loved how it made my face feel so soft....but other than that I really didn't see any differences. The products smells good though.

Disclaimer: I'm a member of Crowdtap where you interact with brands and have the opportunity of trying products for free. All opinions here are 100% my own.

My Growing Up Reward Chart

When I first requested to review this product, I never realized that it was a younger child. My son is 8 years old, the the reward chart that I review a few weeks ago, works better for him.

If you have a younger child, this reward chart would work great for you. It comes withe chart, activity stickers, colored stickers (to use when they complete an activity), star stickers (for when they do an awesome job on an activity), and a dry erase marker.

Some of the activities included are:

  • I dressed myself.
  • I practiced my math.
  • I practiced my spelling.
  • I've eaten my food.
  • I've been kind to someone.

It also comes with some blank activity stickers.

The stickers are re-usable. After, your child has earned a reward you can remove the stickers and start again. It's a great way to get your young children on a daily routine. 

My Growing Up Reward Chart
~~A large reward chart and re-usable stickers to help encourage positive behavior, achievement and development in children from 4 years. Ideal for supporting children of elementary school age.
Most importantly, parents can customize this chart to the individual need of their child.
Each pack contains:
• A Large Wall Chart (11 inches wide by 25 inches high) to hang in a central point to monitor progress.
• 10 x Activity Stickers which cover the following activities: I enjoyed school, I’ve been kind to someone, I dressed myself, I practiced my reading, I’ve eaten my food, I practiced my math, I’ve written and drawn, I practiced my spellings, I’ve been good at bedtime and I’ve been polite.
• 6 x Blank Activity Stickers that can be customized to the individual needs of your child.
• 240 Colored 1-20 Stickers designed to help with learning colors and counting.
• 84 Gold ‘Great Job’ Star Stickers for when your child does exceptionally well.
• A Supportive Information Sheet with a practical example, tips and guidelines to help you and your child get the best results from your chart.
Would you like to see how this reward chart works for you and your child? You can purchase it here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stroller Organizer

The stroller organizer isn't just for strollers. You can attach it to anything. We are using it in our car. My son loves to bring all kinds of stuff with us when we are traveling or just heading to the store. I was very impressed with the size of the stroller organizer. It's bigger than I had expected it to be and you can fit a lot of things inside. 

We attached the organizer to the back of my seat in the car. We were able to fit my son's spiderman, iron man, 3 books, 3DS, and game box and still have room for some other stuff. There would be room to add a snack and a drink and more books or toys if he wanted.


Tired of those old baby bags that don't meet your parental needs? Try the Children 'n Us Stroller Organizer. Its special design stands for style and dependability. Plus, it simply works. It's perfect for those with a busy lifestyle. In fact, you'll love the four padded compartments or pockets that make up the entire bag. But the best part of this item? The fact that it fits onto any kind of stroller, as well as on bikes, and cars. Pretty convenient, right? Included is an insulated bottle pocket as well. The premium Children n' Us Stroller Organizer is something you can always rely on regardless of where you need to go on a day to day basis. It can fit all your baby's needs while keeping it all completely safe and protected. It has a ton of storage too, allowing you to bring extra items just in case of any emergencies. This will help you find what you need, when your baby needs it. You'll be very glad with this Stroller Organizer as it carries everything -- and more! With all the useful features and storage space, it makes traveling with your baby an absolute joy. Travel smarter starting today!
I need to purchase one more to place behind the drivers seat. When my bonus daughter is with us, she'll need to have a spot to keep things in. Would you like to puchase one for yourself, you can grab one or two here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"God Gave Us Angels" by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This is the first book in the "God Gave Us...." series that we have ever read, and we absolutely love it. I can't wait to read more from the series.

Lisa Tawn Bergren is a great author. I love how she explains angels....angels live to serve God. Recently, my son has been asking a lot of questions about angels and this book has helped him understand them more.
“What do angels do all day, Papa?” When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. “God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub. They love him and would do anything for him.” This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise.
The illustrations in the book are awesome. Before we read the book, my son requested that we only look at the illustrations. He's always fascinated at the art work.

I would recommend this book to everyone. It's recommended for ages 3-8, but anyone would enjoy it.

You can find more information about the book here and learn more about the author here.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.