Slap Bracelets 80s

Do you remember the Slap Bracelets of the 80′s? Well I do and they were a big hit during my generation. They have come back, bigger and better than ever in a slap koozie. All you have to do is slap and wrap.

We got Abby one for her sippie cups because she was always complaining about how cold her sippie cups were. We no longer have to cover them with a sock (see how country I am?).

All you have to do to get your slap koozie is google them and you can find a ton of sites that customize and personalize them for you.

Sometimes it’s okay to slap.

Oliver’s Labels how kids stuff finds it’s way home


Abby is on top of the world after having received all sorts of fun name labels from Oliver’s Labels. The main reason I chose to review Oliver’s Labels is because they are waterproof. I can apply them to Abby’s sippie cups and not worry about them coming off. I can also use them in her clothing and on her shoes and not worry about the washing machine removing them. They are dishwasher & laundry safe and will never fade, scuff or peel. It is important to wait at least 4 hours before putting the items in the dishwasher after you apply the label. I’ve used these labels before although not for Abby so I can vouch for their standard of quality. My older two grands go to church camp every year and we use the labels to help keep up with their clothing, towels, bedding and personal care items. The adhesive used on Oliver’s Labels is permanent. Abby hasn’t put the labels down since they came but I was able to sneak some to take photos and put some on a few of her items.

Oliver's Labels

Oliver's Labels

Oliver's Labels

Oliver's Labels

Oliver's Labels

I selected the animal faces for Abby. She’s a country girl like her Mimi and she loves animals of all types. I selected the original, mini, shoe and clothing labels. In addition they offer found it labels, iron on clothing labels (I don’t do ironing), large and mini bag tags, date labels, safety wristbands and room-eez name decals. As you can see they offer a wide variety of labels. Again, these are waterproof labels. You stick them & they stay. This photo is one of Abby’s shirts straight from the wash. It’s wet so my stubborn camera isn’t grabbing the colors too well (new camera on the way which seems to be taking forever to suit this shutterbug) although it shows the label holding which is the main thing I wanted to accomplish.

Oliver's Labels

You can purchase Oliver’s Labels for your children at their website. Please like them on facebook to stay up to date with any news and promotions. They also have a Twitter handle you can follow them on.

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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.

TEAS’ TEA supporting alleviation of poverty #Giveaway


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I recently had a chance to review a couple of bottles of TEAS’ TEA and I was thrilled when they arrived. I also received a nice large and roomy reusable bag to use in place of those horrid plastic bags. I use reusable bags every time I shop. I keep some in my car at all times. It took me a little while to get into the habit of keeping some with me but I’m really glad now that I’ve kept it up. I’m doing my part to help save our planet and that’s a really great feeling. What I really like about this company and why I wanted to try these products is because I look for products from companies that are committed to a better planet, and socio-economic betterment. ITO EN is a company that does that. They support alleviation of poverty. Their claim is that they “make a difference in many areas in terms of recycling the tea leaves in our production and working with specialized organizations to alleviate world poverty.”

TEAS' TEA supporting alleviation of poverty

TEAS' TEA supporting alleviation of poverty

I’m sharing this information from the site because I’m amazed at what the recycled tea leaves are used for… I really hope you will take the time to visit the links.

Socio-economic and planetary betterment is part of ITO EN’s DNA from green tea health benefits research, recycling waste, to reuse of the elements if production (such as making vending machines
and park benches out of recycled tea leaves). Click here to read more about ITO EN’s sustainability involvement.

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Here is what they have to offer in the line of teas…

TEAS' TEA supporting alleviation of poverty

TEAS’ TEA Unsweetened tea is high in antioxidants, unsweetened, and calorie-free. 0 calories. This tea surprised me. When you need a quick thirst quencher and pick me up grab a bottle of this. I took my bottle on a walk with me instead of water and I was NOT disappointed by it’s taste.

TEAS’ TEA Low Calorie is made with purified water, high quality tea leaves, naturally sweetened with a touch of cane sugar. It only has 40 calories per 16 oz. It comes in Blueberry Green, Mango Oolong, Lemon Black. The blueberry green was my favorite. We had it last night and I was sure wishing I had more of it. I shouldn’t have shared it ha.

TEAS’ TEA Classic comes in Country Peach, Crisp Apple. I didn’t receive any of this to try but I really would love to try the Country Peach.

These products can be purchased at Whole Foods Market nationwide, and ITO EN.
Teas Tea would like to give one of you the chance to try their tea by offering a giveaway. Please use the rafflecopter to enter. Good luck and thank you for participating. US 18+ to enter.

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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.

myubby handmade personalized blankets

I got to make a myubby and I had the most fun with it. When I heard the name I got tickled. I didn’t know what it was but I knew it was something Abby was going to like. A mimi’s intuition. And sure enough when I went to the website and saw that myubby’s were the cutest handmade personalized custom blankets ever, I knew I had a winner on my hands. Making myubby was a breeze. I selected my own pattern, colors, fabric and embroidery (with Abby’s help). They have over 50 fabrics, 12 satin edge color options or serge finish, 3 sizes and up to 54 characters of embroidery personalization. How fun!

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The blankets are made during an easy 5 step process. I’ll take you through each step to show how easy and fun it was to make.

I started by selecting my size. I selected a 35×45 original size blanket. It’s the perfect size for a take along blanket for Abby. She has 3 homes which can be a little confusing to a 4 year old and I wanted something she can have with her when she is with each of us so at least one thing will be a comfort to her in each of her rooms.

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The next step required selecting either a one sided or two sided blanket. I selected a two sided blanket. Twice the fun, right?

myubby

I decided to go with smooth fabric on both sides. Kids just love softness especially on blankets. For side A I selected a bright pink and white pattern (adorable eye candy for any little girl) and on side B I selected a light pink and white polka-dotted pattern. Side A is the side they embroider on.

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I then selected my border color. I wanted a white to tie both sides in and there is something about white that is so pleasing to me.

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The last step required selecting either Inscription, Monogram or No Message. I selected Inscription because I wanted Abby’s name on it. I decided on the Kindergarten text because I thought it was cute for her age range. I wanted her entire name on one line.

myubby

Once I had the blanket exactly how I (we) wanted it, I reviewed my settings and my order was completed.

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The blanket turned out even more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Abby squealed of course and the first thing she said was it’s so soft. It came with a cute ribbon around it and the details are so darling.
She hasn’t put her myubby down since she got it which was exactly what I wanted and the best part about it is that she got to help design it herself. I kept a screen shot of it and while she waited for it to come in the mail she got to show everyone her myubby on my computer. It got here in just a couple of days after we designed it so she didn’t have to wait long at all. I can’t capture the softness of the blanket to the extent I want to. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a softer blanket. Certainly Abby hasn’t.

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I want to share the Ubby Story with you because it’s so precious… I’m a sentimental mimi and anytime there is a story behind something, I’m tickled to death to discover what it is.

“The Ubby Story
Our ubby story began in February 2001 with the birth of our first child – a baby boy named Joe. Soon after his arrival, we set out to create a one-of-a-kind baby blanket, using an old hand-me-down sewing machine we’ve long since replaced. Instead of just another lovie or woobie, our little Joe named the handmade blanket “ubby.” And it hasn’t left his side since.

When our daughter, Molly, was born in 2004, a new “ubby” soon followed, and our family welcomed the addition with open arms. An ubby, we had learned, is another word for friend.

Now we’re pleased to share these wonderful, warm and cuddly custom blankets with the special people in your lives. We hope you’ll enjoy your ubby experience. We know we have.”

If you are looking for a unique gift to give at a baby shower, for the birth of a baby, a child’s Birthday or even to put in someone specials Easter Basket, you should consider a myubby. Everyone could use a customized myubby cuddle in my opinion :). They opened their first retail location in Overland, Park, KS this past July and they ship all over the world. They also build custom pillowcases that are not yet available online but if you are interested in ordering them you can email myubby at customercare(@)myubby.com.

Please like myubby on facebook and Twitter, I know you won’t want to miss out on any savings. I for one will be pinning Abby’s blanket on Pinterest. If you create one I hope you will as well.

Disclosure:
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.

Zebra Duck Duct Tape You Say?

I received three Duck and Duct Tape products to review from Shoplet.com who provides many office supplies that make organizing my life so easy. The Duck and Duct Tape items couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m spring cleaning and I’ve recently become a newly single resident, although long time homeowner, so I really want to get things organized to suit ME as quickly and as easily as I can. I’ve been boxing up unwanted items to take to Goodwill so someone else can use what I don’t and some things are going to my daughters. Needless to say I’ve been using the devil out of the Duck Tape and Duct Tape to seal up packages. I don’t want to lose anything in transit. I especially like that I can put a label on what goes where and tape over it without worrying about the label coming off.

Duck Tape

1. Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape w/ Dispenser

I’ll start with this tape because it was the first tape I used. I had some smaller cartons to seal and it was just the perfect size.

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

This tape came with a one handed frustration free dispenser. For those that know me they would agree I’m kind of a blonde about a lot some things and trying, using or doing anything new takes a little time for me to get the hang of it. I didn’t have that problem with this tape and dispenser. It really is frustration free to use. This tape is a clear tape, 1.88 Inches x 55.5 Yards. You get a lot for your money. I don’t know about you but it is a pain in the rear to try and find the end of tape when I’m taping anything with most brands of tape. Well with Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape I no longer have wasted tape and no more having to roll the tape end. And guess what! It hasn’t torn on anything I’ve used it on. You know what I mean by tearing don’t you? Tape has a tendency to tear or you may call it splitting and if you have ever received a giveaway item that I self hosted and sent to you directly, then I’m sure you received torn, split tape on the packaging lol. The cutting edge is sharp and it cuts easier than any tape I’ve ever used. I sealed and cut the tape in the photos with one hand while I took photos in my other hand. I used my left hand to operate the dispenser although I’m right handed, just to show how easy it is to use the dispenser. Listed as a feature… “Innovative roll-on tape dispenser unrolls quietly and smoothly.” This tape meets postal regulations so if you send a lot of packages this would really make your life a lot easier. The dispenser is refillable so all you have to do is purchase tape, refill it and keep on taping.

I have tried to think of something I don’t like about this tape and can’t come up with anything. I love the easy glide roll-on applicator! You get a quality brand at an affordable price. 5/5

2. Duck EZ Start Premium Packaging Tape

This will not come as a surprise to anyone that knows me offline… when I opened the package on this 2 dispenser and extra bonus refill roll, I cut my finger. I’ve got a pretty nasty little cut and I’m typing one handed :). Why I opened it so close to the edge is a questions I can’t answer. Only me. So… before I ever used this product I KNEW that I was going to get a good cut.

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See where I opened it?  Right at the blade… Don’t be like me.  Do it right lol.

Duct Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

This tape and dispenser are very easy to use. I even included a photo to show just how well it cuts without tearing or splitting. I got a nice clean cut with both products (this one and above one) every time. Again I used the product with one hand. Left injured hand. I love having two dispensers because I can keep one in my office to be and one in the kitchen which seems to be the center of my universe. I received a bonus refill with the tape dispensers as well. The clear tape is 1.88″ x 60 yds. Great width and hold. It is perfect for larger packaging with it’s generous 3 inch width. This tape also meets postal regulations. I taped several boxes with the tape using the dispenser. Another nice & quiet product that can be used anywhere. Yes, even in a library.

Quick and easy to use, cuts great, nice width, wonderful hold. 5/5. There is nothing I don’t like about this product.

3. Zebra Printed Duck Tape

Duck Tape

Duck Tape

I live in Georgia. When I moved here it didn’t take me long to learn that Duct Tape belongs in every home, it’s as important as a fire alarm. There are hundreds of ways we use Duct Tape around here. Such as taping annoying people to walls, floor, ceiling, or bed. Okay I’m kidding about that, sorta kinda. What I love about Duct Tape is that it is easy to tear so I don’t have to worry about carrying scissors around when I’m taping something I’ve broken (happens often). This roll is 1.88″ x 30 ft. When you have an uneven surface to tape and you need something that will provide a long lasting hold, pick up a roll of Duct Tape. What I love about THIS Duct Tape is that it’s the cutest Zebra pattern. Have you seen all of the colors of Duct Tape they make nowadays? I’m making the grands some hair bows out of it. Yes we even use it for that around here. Here is the first one I made…

Duck Tape

What? You thought I was teasing about the hair bows? I’m telling you, we Georgians use Duct Tape for EVERYTHING! I take that back I haven’t used Duct Tape for everything YET. I’ve never made underwear or flip flops with it like some have but it still may happen. You just never know.

There is nothing I don’t like about the Zebra Duck Duct Tape. Same great quality as the trusty silver tape, just a lot cuter. It holds, it lasts, I give it a 5/5.

NOTE: Keep the Duct Tape dispensers away from little fingers and the Zebra Duck Duct Tape away from anyone with a grudge, or you just may find your car doors permanently sealed shut. It holds that good.

ƸӜƷ~ Terri

Disclosure:
I received the above mentioned Duct Tape products to review in exchange for an honest opinion which I’ve provided based on my own use of the products.