Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

Splashtags #Review!

We have all gone to parties where we all have these cute little charms on our glasses to remind us which is there glass. Well welcome to the next generation of reusable icons for your drinks. They are very artsy and come in a huge variety of styles. I find it very cool that the design is so different you can actually remember a simple symbol as opposed to a bead color. After a few glasses of wine I am sure you would have a tough time remembering if you had the light or dark purple charm on your glass, with spashtags you can remember a cute little picture and it sticks with you even after you have a few drinks.  Splashtags are removable and re-usable decals that you put on smooth surfaced items.  Most commonly used on wine glasses, they are an alternative to wine charms that you put on the stem of a wine glass.  Unlike wire charms, you can use SplashTags on stemless glasses too. Splashtags are designed to be fun and decorative but dignified enough to be used at adult part

My Top 10 Questions About Backyard Chickens!

OK so as you may have read I have just gotten 3 beautiful golden sex link hens and they are awesome! If you haven't read that now you know. When I got my chickens I did quite a bit of research to be sure I could handle it along with my 3 kids and daycare troop and yes it was an exciting journey that I think anyone can handle if they are up for it. So when I got my birds I still had other questions that I am sure everyone else wants to know to.  Q: Do they lay more than one egg a day? A: Usually a hen will lay an egg a day. It is heard of where a hen can lay up to 2 a day but it is rare. It takes a lot of work and nutrition to build those swee little eggs!  Q: What else can I feed my hens? A: Besides regular feed or pellets I feed my hens all my fruit and veggie scraps and of course there own helpings of full fruit and veg. I also give them a great mix of bird seed that has sunflower seeds, mullet, cracked corn and much more in it. Chickens will eat anything so there is a lot y

My Backyard Chickens Are Here!

This is going to be so much fun! I have 3 beautiful golden sex link hens. So far just the one is laying, we have had them for 3 days and she has laid 2 eggs. So exciting! I am completely new to this whole backyard farmer thing but I am so into it and think it will be fantastic! I am going to make the best home I can for my chickens and hopefully they will love us and give us plenty of delicious eggs! Here is a few more shots: This is my coop I bought from http://e.thecluckstopshere.ca/ from a very nice man named Dave Scherle (AKA Farmer Dave) They have a ton of info on chickens and coops! This is our first beautiful egg! My girls have a huge run, it is about 100 feet by 15 feet and fenced off all around. I have netting on top to keep hawks from getting them and I built them this log climber that they seem to enjoy. I look forward to sharing my backyard farming experience with you! I have joined this community that is full of everything you need to know about backy

Keep birds out of your garden! DIY Bird Deterrent!

This is a super neat idea I had while browsing some DIY garden decor on pinterest.  I have this terrible problem with birds raiding my garden for all it's worth and I know certain shimmers of light and movement are supposed to scare them away (or the sound of a  bolt action rifle ).  Well the pin I saw had these CD's attached to a fence as opposed to how I did it. This way I can have them moving in a slight breeze and it looks super funky to. So far I have not seen one bird in my garden and I made these 2 days ago. So this does work and of course I did personalize it.  Each disk was decorated with glitter glue and paint before being turned into funky bird deterrent  decor! Super simple and free if you have scratched up old CD's and DVD's kicking around!

Free Summer Fun at Westside Daze!

Yay it is almost here! Westside Daze is one of my favorite events of the year there is so much happening and it is a blast for everyone! There is a parade, the fair "West Coast Amusements", car show, kids fair, concession, concerts, fireworks, and so much more! It is going to be so much fun! Last year we had an amazing time as we do every year. Free events and stuff that you budget for all year long because you don't want your kids to miss it.  If you want to find out more go to www.westsidedaze.com and see how amazing it is! This is also an excellent way to do some marketing for all local businesses and bloggers. I usually take a stack of business cards along with some stickers and suckers and hand them out in the crowd during the festivities! I plan on doing a giveaway that week so I can also throw in there to go to my site to enter to win! It is a very effective and cheap way to get more followers and get in with the local crowd. I love my

Homemade Fruit Snacks!

I found this awesome recipe for homemade fruit snacks I wanted to share with you! Enjoy! Homemade Healthy Fruit Snacks Inspired by this recipe from the Mommypotamus . Ingredients: 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice or fresh orange juice (if you don’t like sour go with orange!) 2/3 cup frozen or fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries are all great.) 1 – 2 Tbs honey 5 Tbs gelatin Directions: 1. Pour juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender and begin to soften. 2. Add honey and stir until completely incorporated. You will want the fruit to dissolve quite a bit until you have a compote. 3. Puree mixture using a immersion blender or small blender (my magic bullet works great for this!) 4. Let sit, off heat, for 5 – 10 minutes. 5. Whisk in gelatin, one tablespoon at a time. Whisk vigorously  until completely incorporated, mixing the gelatin in very gradually to avoid lum

Kidoodle TV FREE!

My son loves watching Kidoodle TV at night before bed. He loves how he can do it all by himself and there is no ads, no commercials, and it is 100% safe for him. I love it to and I want to share it with all of you. There are so many amazing shows for them and they keep adding more all the time. They even have movies on there! Check it out it is absolutely free for the first month and then only $4.99 a month after that or you can get a year subscription for $49.99 right now. Go here: https://www.kidoodle.tv/invite/fd5c5bce-21e7-40b8-92ae-7a236ebca7f6 and check out this amazing application for your kids! Absolutely no credit card required to begin free trial! Risk free, try it today!

Garcinia Cambogia and Slender Cleanse Weight Losss System Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. We all like to try and stay at a healthy weight and for me this has never been a problem. I walk every where I go and am usually so busy I can't find time to sit and eat. But for some of us weight is a problem, or maybe you have added on a few extra pounds before summer and want to whisk them away before swimsuit season. Either way here is a great product for you. I couldn't personally use this product because I only weigh 125 pounds but I gave it to my friend who had just had a baby and wanted to shed some extra pounds and she said: "The product was great, the  perfect keto pills   were easy to swallow and did not upset my tummy.  They gave me a ton of energy and helped me to stay on track with my weight loss goal. I would recommend this product to anyone seeking to shed a few pounds I had lost 5 pounds in two and a half weeks." That sounds like a great success story and I hope she reaches her goa

Lovable Labels Canning Labels!

Lovable Labels has so many awesome products and now they even have canning labels. I haven't ever made anything but jam but this year I am going to be canning everything in my garden to try and save money and get the most out of my gorgeous garden! I am a newbie so I would love to share my first time recipes and tricks with you when I get started but for now I am reading articles like these: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/canning.aspx http://www.freshpreserving.com/getting-started.aspx  http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/clay53.html  And working hard on my garden, here is how it looks now. So far I have already harvested lettuce, peas, and chives! Now here is some more information on Lovable Labels Canning Labels! Description: Jar Toppers and Jar Labels Dress up your jam, jelly, salsa, fruit & vegetable canned goods! Personalize them any way you like and impress friends with your fancy jars! Round labels fit the lid of a standa

Loot Crate Review and an Awesome Groupon!

I have tried numerous subscription boxes so far and they are lots of fun. I really enjoy the element of surprise and I have to say this is my favorite subscription box so far. I love when I get a box that benefits myself, my kids and others. I did a Youtube reveal that you can watch here: It was a box of "Adventure" and I loved it. My shirt is my pride and joy. I loved playing the Legend of Zelda and the shirt features Link made up of courageous, heroic words that describe him it is super cool. Along with that I got stickers, tattoos, a Minecraft key chain, an Adventure Time figurine, and a bottle opener. I will be trying out Loot Crate again and I suggest you do to either for yourself, your kids, or someone else you know that loves gamer gear. I am a closet nerd so this is fantastic! Visit them at https://www.lootcrate.com/ and they ship to US, Canada, and Australia!!  Great Groupon I love it when you find a fantastic deal at Groupon. Right now you ca

Nail Cones Review and more!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. One of the most frugal things us ladies can do for ourselves is paint our own nails. Nails can cost up to and over $100 a set for gel or acrylic. So if we want to keep that money in our pockets the best way to go is a bottle of polish and some Nail Cones. At first when I heard of Nail Cones I thought they were stickers that went on your nails. That is not at all what they are, they are actually little ice cream cone stickers that protect your fingers from getting polish on them while you paint them.   You simply apply the little sticker to your finger, polish and then you have a professional looking painted nail without any hassle or huge price tag. Awesome!  You can get your own Nail Cones at http://www.nailcones.com/ for only 5.99 for 60 stickers! It is totally worth it and you can check out using paypal, no credit card required. I always love that convenience.  Can you describe your life in one p

Play With Tales: Little Red Riding Hood Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I love all the fantastic apps that are out for kids these days. While taking long trips, shopping, or on a rainy day you can let your kids play with educational technology that is fun for you and your child. I had the opportunity to share this app with my friends and here is what her and her 4 year old daughter had to say about the app: "The app is quite wonderful, the music that plays can be sung along to. The puzzles are great. They kept my daughter and myself very busy and wanting more. Some of the puzzles are tricky and some are challenging, luckily you can set the difficulty to as high or as low as you like. There are a lot of coloring options with a ton of pages to choose from, you can even adjust the size of pen you color with. The ones downside to this app is the tiny little spaces that you are unable to color in. My daughter was a little upset that her picture was not complete due to the tiny spaces nei

Saving Over $1000 This Summer!

Summer can be super expensive and there are over a million different ways people are trying to save money. I have some super simple solutions that are going to save me probably close to $1000 this summer that you may or may not have thought of. Check this out 1. I have a small creek in my backyard, which means I have free water in my yard. By buying a submersible pump I am going to save over $600 on my water bill watering my garden and lawn with my free water supply. If you have free water near you look into it, you can save a small fortune.  2. Growing my own everything. I have a gorgeous vegetable garden and it has everything from potatoes, corn, watermelons, cucumbers, and much more all growing as we speak. Not only am I going to save around $200 or more on produce but I am sharing with friends and family and if I choose to I can sell some. 3. Walking, busing, biking, to all my summer locations is saving me hundreds on gas. I just make sure to bring everything I need