Lovable Labels Back To School Packs (Giveaway)

Back to school can be a hassle sometimes. Preparing your child with all new school gear can be fun and easy if you use Lovable Labels. I am smitten with these adorable little adhesives, they stick to anything and are microwave, dishwasher, washer, and dryer safe. They come in multiple fun and unique designs suited for any child no matter what they like. Every child is unique so get them labels that show off their personal style. I just received my Back to School Pack and love it, my son likes skulls and ships, treasure and pirates, so these really suit him.

The back to school pack comes with over 165 labels:
  • 30 sticker labels
  • 80 slimline labels
  • 12 shoe labels
  • 48 press N' stick clothing dots
  • 12 square labels
  • 2 mini metal tags
That is enough labels to label all year long! I am very fond of their shoe labels, my son loves them as well.
 If you order today you can get the great price of $39.95 and get free shipping. After that you will still get an amazing deal and an even better deal if you use my coupon code AmandaGLB2 to get 10% off your order! You will love these labels just as much as I do I promise. And be sure to check out all the other amazing products and awesome fun stuff Lovable Labels has to offer! Go to www.lovablelabels.ca to place your order and check them out!

Now to win a Back to School pack for yourself or someone you love!  

Hicustom T-shirt Review

Who doesn't like originality and uniqueness? I love to be unique and I love new clothes, so who could pass up the opportunity to try a new shirt from Hicustom? Not me, I jumped on board and began designing my new custom made t shirt and I love it. The print is super hi quality and the shirt is as well. You can make your shirt any way you want, making you in control of the whole design experience! Simply amazing if you ask me. I did print on the front and back of my shirt, and since I am trying to find new ways to market my blog I put this on the back:
"Become super by visiting www.funkyfrugalmommy.com"

A terrific way to show my love of blogging and hopefully gain more traffic. I really enjoyed creating my shirt and I know you will to so check them our at http://hicustom.net/. You will save $10 instantly just by registering. Now head over there and make your dream shirt!

Easy Brunch for Kids, 30% off Perfect Threads, and Terry Treetop finds new friends Review


Kids love to be able to choose their own food at meal times, and they especially love when there is tons to choose from. Around here we eat a small breakfast when we first wake up, and then snacks in between and then a nice lunch. Well I found to treat the kids to a special treat they really enjoy having a small breakfast and then a big brunch just before lunch time. Here are some of the things I lay out for the kids:
  • fruit cocktail
  • apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries
  • sweet breads (banana or cinnamon)
  • sausage
  • eggs
  • bacon
  • toast
  • juice
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
I lay it all out on large platters give them plate and let them dig in. It is a fun and easy way to get them eating different things and is a special treat that helps with independence. 

I love getting gently used closed at bargain prices for my kids. They are usually brand names I would not normally buy so it is terrific. One of my favorite places to buy from is Perfect Threads and right now they are having a big inventory clearance. Use coupon code INVENTORY2 at checkout to get your savings! The sale is until August 2nd so get some while you can! If you are a new customer you can enter my email (amandageering@hotmail.com) in the order comments section as your referral and you will receive a $10 refund on any order over $25. http://www.perfectthreads.ca/default.asp



Terry Treetop loves climbing trees, so his dad built him a tree house in a tree. Terry loved his tree house but he began to get lonely. Terry goes for a walk to find some friends and ends up saving the day.

I really enjoyed this book and so did my kids, the illustrations are great and the kids loved how cute the animals were. I will be buying this book series for my kids and I recommend it to any parents. For only $1 you can read it again and again! Buy your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/childrens-book-adventure-environment-collection-ebook/dp/b00d6nsboa/ebookpro-20

Book description :
How to win friends ?
#1 Best Seller in Children's Action & Adventure Books ! Let your kids go on an adventure :-)
This is a wonderful children book , about a boy named Terry, but....
Everybody called him Terry Treetop because he loved climbing trees.
Terry was alone, so he went on a journey to find new friends to invite to his new tree house.
He almost gave-up when a new opportunity came his way.
Will Terry use this opportunity to find new friends ?
This beginner readers eBook Series will motivate and inspire your kids to be active about the things they want to achieve in life, and not to give-up on their quest for love and happiness.
Your kids will enjoy full colorful illustrations of Terry and the animals he met.
**Get your Free Gift educational card game**
Your kids will be inspired:
  • How to be self motivated.
    How to persist and not give up.
    How to give and get love.
    The story is written for children ages 2 -6
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Welcome Ducky!

This is our new little duckling we have decided to name Ducky! She/he is the sweetest little thing, she loves snuggling on the couch, and swimming in the pool. She/he is amazing, and I got her from the same wonderful farm I got my chickens from. Quality Farms which you can visit here: http://thecluckstopshere.ca/ They are the Okanagan's best supplier for everything poultry related. You need anew coop and some chickens, or some tasty meat birds they can help you out with that and so much more. Farmer Dave is extremely kind and helpful and will happily help you with whatever you need. 

Now about ducks!

Feeding Time!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ducklings to 3 weeks - 20-22% protein, non-medicated starter mash or crumbles
Adolescents 3 to 6 weeks - 16% protein, non-medicated mash, crumbles or pellets
Females over 6 weeks - 16-18% when laying
Males over 6 weeks of females not laying - 14-16% protein

  • Never use medicated chicken or duck feed or feed created for other birds
  • Cracked corn is not high enough in protein and will harm pond fish
  • A/P Lay mash is excellent for adult ducks
  • Crumbles and pellets are easy to use and less messy
  • Seeds and nuts are a no-no!!!
  • ALWAYS PROVIDE FRESH DRINKING WATER WHILE FEEDING


Treats!

"Treat" your duck responsibly!
We ALL love to treat our pets. Here's how to do that without compromising your duck's health. Unless you consider carrots, lettuce and worms a tasty treat for yourself, the rule of thumb is anything we call junk food or a "treat" for a human is not good for your duck (or you!). Ducks systems are very different than ours and can't rebound quickly like we can. If you love your pet (and I know you do!), feed them treats that they love and you know will promote their health and longevity.

Feeding ducks cookies, crackers, chips, bread or any junk food will dramatically shorten their life span and cause many health problems.


Acceptable Treats and Supplements
• Plain scrambled eggs
• Diced tomatoes and mild veggies
• Finely chopped lettuce (opt for organic)
• Hardboiled eggs - including the ones they lay The eggs are hardboiled, cooled then chopped finely with the shell on. Sharon Demeola heats the shells in the oven until crisp, then grinds the shells into a crumbly consistency. Cool and serve.
• Earthworms, meal worms, blood worms
• Slugs and live snails with the shell on (untreated by pesticides or poisons)
• Bugs (untreated by pesticides)


Absolute NO-NO's
• Bread, pasta, bread products, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers...
• Cookies, cakes, ice cream, sugared snacks or processed food products...
• Seeds, nuts, seeded breads or crackers (causes a painful reaction similar to diverticulitis in humans), pits...
• Chocolate, onion, garlic, spices, spicy foods, alcohol (do I have to even mention that?)...
• Colors, dyes, additives, chemicals, preservatives... 


This is just a sample of all the information you can get on http://www.liveducks.com/duckcare.html This is a very informative site for wild and domestic ducks. 

Depending on what breed and sex of duck my little Ducky is we may get a regular amount of eggs from her as well.   

Broccoli, Grape, and Bacon Salad and Hym and Hur Review



Broccoli, Grape, and Bacon Salad


I love simple salads that you can set in the fridge and they actually get better with age. This salad is such a great mix of salty, sweet, and tangy it is like a party in your mouth.
 You will need:
  • Grapes
  • 1 Pound of Bacon
  • Broccoli
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Romano or Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
1. Slice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and start frying you can use as much or as little as you like, I love bacon so in goes an entire package.

2.Chop up all the broccoli into bite sized pieces, I used two large heads of broccoli. 

3. Slice about 2 cups of grapes in half, I prefer red grapes because they are sweeter. 

4. Prepare your dressing, I mix my mayo, salt, pepper, and cheese together in a cup to ensure everything is mixed well. I have also tried adding other dressings into my mayo, such as coleslaw dressing and it tastes great. 

5. Drain your bacon and let it cool. Drop it into the broccoli and grapes.

6. Add the dressing and toss everything together until well coated. You can eat this right away or it can sit in the fridge until ready to serve. This salad is good for a few days so it is good to make ahead. I like giving it to friends and family, just because.


I found this quite a delightful little tale. The way this story plays out keeps you wanting more as you step into the fantasy world of "Hym and Hur" Cheating death is never easy and giving back life is impossible, but what if you had the ability to do so for an entire day? Who would you involve in this twist of fate and what amazing things would you attempt? When "Death" makes a deal it is best to cover every loophole otherwise you could be tricked into playing a very crazy game!

Book Description:
In this fantasy-comedy eBook, Hym and Hur are a young couple who never age and have been in love for more than a century.  They also possess an array of magical abilities, two of which are either to play pranks on humankind or to perform good deeds.  Enacting both at the same time is now what gets them into trouble, especially since it's the character of Death they must deal with to bring their plans to fruition.
  
The prank Hym and Hur have come up with must first be agreed upon by Death, who happens to be an unruly, difficult character.  Once agreed upon, the prank is set in motion.  But then Hym and Hur discover Death had tricked them into a contract with dire consequences for all of us.
  
During their attempt to break the contract, Hym and Hur try to save the relationship of an earthbound couple, knowing they are truly meant for each other.  A good deed that will bring Hym and Hur even more trouble.

Check out this great short story on Amazon and it will be the best couple of dollars you spend today!

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Smith Creek Fire! Evacuation Prep!

 
This is what I can see from my backyard, this crazy fire is burning 2 kilometers away from my house. There has been so many planes and helicopters whipping passed my house all day it is crazy. It was 400 hectares this morning and then by 7pm it was down to 250 hectares. The wind is picking up and we are on evacuation alert. 
 

What should you know about evacuation preparation?

So it has been a stressful couple of days and I think everyone needs to prepare for this type of thing if they live in an area like mine that is on fire every summer. When thinking about evacuation you need to get the basics together:

  • family members
  • medication
  • wallet/money
  • pets
But if you are on an alert and not an evacuation order you have much more time to prepare. You should begin packing up important stuff like:

  • pictures/memory cards
  • electronics
  • valuables
  • clothing
  • bathroom amenities
  • kids stuff
  • diapers/wipes/formula
 Fire is very unpredictable so if you are on alert get stuff prepared just in case you are told to leave right away. I hope this fire goes out soon, the air quality is very low for older people as well as children. Hopefully it all works out!

 
If you want to read more check it out on Castanet here: http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-119359-101-.htm#119359


Loot Crate & Ting-a-ling Cookies

There are a million reasons I love Loot Crate! I can get awesome gifts for everyone in my family each month, and I get killer swag like the t-shirt I got from last months crate. So unique and amazing, and it is totally worth the cost of a subscription. You would need to spend like $25 just for a shirt as killer as this one but when you sign up for Loot Crate you get over 8 items of awesomeness! This months theme is Villains and it also comes with a killer t-shirt, there is only 5 days left to sign up for this months crate and if you sign up and decide after a month that it is not for you, you can cancel anytime! What could be better? Check them out here: http://mbsy.co/7jW23 and I hope you love them as much as I do!

Do you have a treat that reminds you of your childhood? It is great to have that feeling when you bite into something and get a burst of happy childhood memories. That is how I feel about these cookies. They are a no-bake drop cookie absolutely perfect for making in the summertime and leaving the batch in your fridge to snack on as you please. Leaving them in the fridge keeps them from getting stale, and from melting in the hot summer heat. 3 simple and cheap ingredients and you can do it all in the microwave!

Ting a Ling Cookies
That's right all you need is chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chow mein noodles! All you do is take a large microwavable bowl and pour in both bags of chocolate and butterscotch chips. Begin microwaving for 30 seconds, then take them out and stir do another 30 and take them out and stir again, continue doing this until all of your chips are melted, you need to do it this way so you don't burn them. 

When everything is melted dump in the entire bag of chow mein noodles. Make sure everything is well combined and all the noodles are coated. Take a tablespoon and begin dropping little stacks of noodles onto wax or parchment lined baking sheets.and then place them in the fridge until they harden. 

Once they harden remove them from the sheets and place them in a large air tight container and store them in your fridge. 

Makes about 25-30 cookies depending how big you make them.

Zip and Block Soft Block Anti Allergen Bed Bug Proof Breathable Waterproof Pillow Encasing Review


People that suffer from allergies have a tough time finding pillows that they can sleep on without causing a reaction. This product is everything you need to have a wonderful irritation free sleep on any type of pillow. When I first got this product I thought it was going to be uncomfortable and sound like you were sleeping on a grocery bag every time you move your head, I was wrong. This pillow case is amazing it is nice a soft and silent when you move your head at night. I love it, and highly recommend it.It comes in a selection of sizes for all pillows.

I was also lucky enough to receive this awesome product.
The Priva Premium Absorbent 300 Washes Waterproof Sheet Protector which is an awesome product for all ages! It works well to keep the sweat away on the hot summer nights, I slept with it for 2 weeks and it helped to absorb any perspiration. It is now being used on my babies crib mattress and has protected his mattress from leaky diapers! I love it and think it is totally worth the price. I have bought those crib mattress protectors before and after 3 washes the plastic coating on the back ended up ripping and bunching up, then you have to replace it and with this one it is washable and will not get wrecked! It will end up saving you time and money in the long run!

You can find each of these great products on Amazon and here are the links:



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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. I really love it when I don't have to warm up my house making it during the summer. This is one of my all time favorite recipes and it is perfect for your kids to help you make it to.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

You will need:
oil to grease pans
6 ounces of graham crackers 
3/4 stick of butter or 1/4 cup of margarine
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
1 package of strawberry jello
7 ounces or 1 package of cream cheese
2 cup whipping cream (1 for inside cake 1 for decor)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp sugar 
  1. Grease your pan with the oil. Take your graham crackers and place them in a bag so you can crush them.  This is fun for the kids to do, but if your by yourself you can use your food processor. Put your butter in the microwave while your doing this. Place the fine crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter.
  2. Slice up the strawberries into small pieces, they don't need to be exact sizes just a rough chop will do. Place them into a saucepan with the sugar and water. Cook them for about 5-7 minutes or until they are soft. 
  3. Remove strawberries from heat and mix in the jello powder. Let cool.
  4. Whip the cream cheese. This can be difficult if your cream cheese is cold so whip it and scrape the beater as you go so you can get it all to the right consistency. Pour the strawberry mix into the cheese once it is cool and mix it together. 
  5. Whip your whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks, add half of it into the strawberry cheese mixture by gently folding. 
  6. Spoon the mixture into your pan and smooth over. Let set for about 2 hours. 
  7. Decorate with remaining whipped cream and strawberries!

Day by Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review & DIY Drums!



I really love the thought of putting vitamin c on my skin, just the thought of it reminds me of freshness. This is how I felt using the Day By Day Beauty Vitamin C Serum. This cute little bottle of serum packs quite an amazing amount of results. My skin felt softer and smoother and I couldn't even tell I had put it on. The only way I knew I had it on my face was because my skin looked brighter. This is a great product. I think anyone who has major wrinkles and sun spots should try this before going and buying expensive creams that may or may not work. Make your dollars count and start with this product.

Does your skin have:

  • rough/dry texture 
  • lines/wrinkles 
  • loss of elasticity 
  • age/sun spots

Imagine feeling GREAT about:

  • smoother skin texture 
  • line/wrinkle reduction 
  • tighter, more elastic skin 
  • brighter, more even skin
  • calmed inflammation

You'll love how our Vitamin C Serum will RESTORE your skin’s healthy balance fast, making you look & feel more beautiful.

Relax knowing Your Risk-Free purchase is:

  • USA Made
  • FDA Approved
  • 98% Natural & 72% Organic 
  • Cruelty-free (not tested on animals)

See why Day by Day's Vitamin C Serum Is Your BEST Choice:

  • Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin
  • Ideal concentration of Vitamin C for maximal absorption 
  • Pump applicator for easy application & minimizes serum’s contact with air & bacteria 
  • Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid balanced Premium SPA formula
Visit there website here: http://daybydaybeauty.com/products/vitamin-c-serum the product is also available on Amazon.  
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DIY Tree Drums!

Kids love drums there is no denying that. Parents hate when there kids play drums in the house, another undeniable fact. Well I hate to deprive my kids because they give me the worst migraine I ever had. There had to be a way to give them drums and me peace and quiet. Here is my solution:

Tin Can Tree Drums

All you need is some empty tin cans and you have yourself some drums. I had some left over pallets kicking around my backyard so I stood them up against a tree and then attached the cans using some screws. The kids painted there drums before I put them on as added decor but they did't stay painted for long because I didn't have acrylic paint but if you want to get decorative you can use acrylic or even spray paint and go crazy. 
I used another little can I had as the drum stick holder and they fill it with an assortment of sticks. I think I am going to add different sizes and types of containers to make different sounds I think a wind chime and some ice cream buckets with make a wonderful sound.

Pure Body Naturals Vitamin C Serum Review





Being as young as I am I never thought I would see actual results using this product. When I first began using it I would wash my face in the morning and then put a layer of Vitamin C serum on as well. In about a week and a half I began to see my freckles fade, and my skin began to get a nice bright glow. I love this product and would recommend it to anyone! The results aren't quite like a face lift but they do something in a positive way and that's what really matters.


See The Anti Aging Power Of Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid & Instantly Gain Brighter More Radiant Beautiful Skin Upon Application with our Professional Anti-Aging Serum.

Our Facial Serum Contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Suspended in a Concentrated base of Pure Vegan Hyaluronic Acid For Superior Anti Aging Effects.

-  Vitamin C helps smooth and firm skin and fade brown spots by inhibiting the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other aging changes. Apply Vitamin C in the morning,  to protect your skin from free radicals caused by sun damage.

- With bounds of studies singing its praise, Vitamin E is a skincare superstar. The vitamin has been proven to ease dryness and boosts skin’s UV defense.

- Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it’s also known, has become a serious skincare staple. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and supple. Sadly, our natural levels deplete as we age, so fight off fine lines and a loss of skin tone with our latest Vitamin C Serum.
 
  • - 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Is The Absolute Highest Quality Vitamin C Serum Available
    - Vitamin C Serum Is Proven To Stimulate Collagen & Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
    - This Vitamin C Serum Will Leave Your Skin Radiant & More Youthful Looking By Neutralizing Free Radicals
    - Professional Anti-Aging Serum derived from 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients.
    - Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Certified Facility.
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5 Little-Known Facts About Disney Princesses - Nat'l Princess Day is Nov. 18

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