Archives for September 25, 2014

48 Chalkboard Labels & Chalk Pen by MagicMil A Must-have for Organizing and more!

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Looking for a great way to label Jars in your kitchen? Maybe you are looking for cool ways to organize your pantry or even your office? Chalkboard Labels & Chalk Pen by MagicMill is the answer!

I love these Chalkboard Labels! They are so easy to use! You just simply peel and stick! This set includes 48 Chalkboard Labels and I love the smooth writing surface and that they are Freezer and Dishwasher safe. They are a Must-have for organizing especially in the Kitchen. But they are perfect for the Office or Classroom too!  I used them to organize different containers for homeschooling and also used them in the Kitchen. I like that they are easy to read and that you can also wipe off with a wet cloth. These labels are also perfect for making gift jars! There really are so many different ways that these can be used!  They are also great for organizing toys and books. I also love that there are a variety of different shaped labels included.

Here are a few helpful tips:

1.       Use a slightly damp cloth to easily remove any chalk writing,

2.       Chalk pens are slightly more watery then other markers. Reapplying will usually produce a thicker line, otherwise using normal chalk or a white permanent marker can produce thicker lines,

3.       Removing the labels from their sheets is easiest if you slightly bend the sheet where the label starts.

These tips were provided by the company and I found them so helpful, that I thought that I would share with you.

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You can purchase on Amazon.com.  But, currently our readers have been offered a 40% extra discount on top of the existing 26% off (66% total). Now, how cool is that?!  Just click here! 

We have also teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win their own set of 48 Chalkboard Labels & Chalk Pen. To enter leave a comment below telling us one of your creative ways to use these Labels. Deadline to enter is October 1, 2014 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries via Random.org.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free to facilitate a review but all opinions expressed are honest.

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon – Classic Cartoon Humor with a Sprinkle of Thrills KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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Your favorite cat and mouse are back with song, sorcery, and slapstick in this enchanted tale. The adventure begins when Tom and Jerry happen upon a mysterious glowing egg. Little do they know, this egg was stolen from a very large fire-breathing dragon! In a short time, baby Puffy hatches from his egg and chooses Tom as his mommy. The angry mama dragon wants her baby, but she’s not the only one…a powerful witch named Drizelda captures the baby dragon for her own wicked plans! With the help of powerful allies and animal friends, Tom and Jerry fight tooth and claw to stop the witch and get the baby dragon back to his mother. The action takes flight in a climactic ending filled with might, magic and cartoon mayhem, of course! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry Orz comments, “This is a story with a lot packed in it – adventure to start with covered in Tom and Jerry classic humor, with a sprinkle of thrills and all topped with family wrapped in one huge delicious story sandwich.” See his full review below.

Tom And Jerry: The Lost Dragon

Reviewed by Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

 

This is a classic Tom and Jerry film with all the goodness included! I thought Tom and Jerry would find a lost dragon in their normal house, but no! Tom And Jerry: The Lost Dragon is a hilarious family friendly adventure with a lot of unexpected turns.

This is a story with a lot packed in it – adventure to start with covered in Tom and Jerry classic humor, with a sprinkle of thrilling and all topped with family wrapped in one huge delicious story sandwich.

The story begins with a girl who owns an animal-care shop but, it is going out of business. Then, they find a dragon egg and a whole bunch of stuff happens including the girl facing her evil Aunty Witch! Of course, the girl’s two little helpers are a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry!

What a fantastic Tom and Jerry film! This has everything right about it. Tom and Jerry don’t talk, but imitate talking. The slapstick humor makes you crack up throughout the entire film and much, much more! They cover all of it! The voices of the talking characters are fantastic and they also make it so that Tom and Jerry are very close to main characters but are not in every scene. I like this because it lets the story develop much smoother and takes it much further.

My favorite scene is probably in the very beginning when Jerry is awake and running around doing chores while Tom is lazily chilling on his pillow not doing anything – the classic Tom and Jerry scene. As usual, Jerry gets upset and teaches Tom a lesson. I love it because it’s such a classic moment for these favorite characters.

This film is extremely family friendly. Even kids who don’t understand the characters will enjoy the bright colors, so a good age rating is 4 to 18. I also give it 5 out of 5 stars for just an overall fantastic Tom and Jerry adventure.

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

 

The Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Challenge Domestic Violence Awareness

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Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.  I know a lot about Domestic Violence since I am a survivor myself and have been an Advocate for years. Awareness is so very important!  Two-thirds of Americans believe that domestic violence is a serious problem, yet just over 1 in 3 have ever talked about it. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse aims to make it fashionable to talk about this difficult topic.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is making it fashionable to talk about domestic violence and the financial abuse that traps women in abusive relationships. The program ignites fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse aims to break the cycle of violence in our nation – one family at a time.

Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence. Yet, financial abuse happens in 98% of all cases of domestic violence and is one of the most powerful ways to keep a victim trapped. Financial abuse is just as effective in controlling an abused victim as a lock and key. If her credit has been ruined, she can’t get an apartment. If her abuser constantly harasses her at work, she can lose her job. And, crushing debt run up by an abuser means it could take a survivor and her children years to fully recover from abuse.

It is tough to help someone who is trapped in the cycle of abuse. But, you can help ensure domestic violence survivors – likely someone you know – aren’t financially trapped in an abusive relationship by joining the Purple Purse Challenge. Open your heart and wallet to stand up for survivors and the organizations that serve them at PurplePurse.com.

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The Allstate Foundation is investing more than half a million dollars in the Purple Purse Challenge. The more donations each nonprofit gets, the more it can compete for Allstate Foundation incentive funding. Go to PurplePurse.com between Sept. 2 and Oct. 3 to join the Challenge and help a nonprofit near you. This really is such an important cause!

Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress and domestic violence activist, is serving as a Purple Purse ambassador to help raise awareness for the cause and has designed a limited-edition purple purse. The purse was created to represent the center of a woman’s financial domain and to inspire women to reclaim their financial independence.

To turn any purse into a Purple Purse, The Allstate Foundation is widely distributing Purple Purse charms so you can show your support and attach to your favorite bag year round. They are being distributed with inspiring survivor stories through Purple Purse Challenge participants and Allstate agency owners.

Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $40 million across the country to help domestic violence survivors regain control of their finances and break free from abuse.

Please check out PurplePurse.com. Here’s the link:  bit.ly/PurplePurse_2014

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Self Disclosure: I have received compensation to post the Purple Purse Challenge but Domestic Violence Awareness is a cause that I very strongly support. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a Must-Have! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for a Moisturizing Cream to help combat those fine lines and wrinkles? The Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is the answer! I have only been using it for a short while but my skin already feels smoother. I have sensitive skin and it works really well so it is great for all skin types. I love it because it can be used for more than a moisturizer. It can also be used as a Day and Night Cream so you don’t have to buy separate products for each purpose. It is also really easy to use! You simply massage on the Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream after washing your face in the morning and evening. It hasn’t removed all my fine lines or wrinkles yet but I do think that with time, it will reduce fine line lines. For now, I am thrilled that my skin looks healthier and feels smoother since I have started using it. It is also great to use on your neck!

You can purchase on Amazon.com.

Here is  special coupon for our readers! The coupon is good for $10 off a bottle of Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and expires October 10, 2014:

http://anavita.net/coupon10

We have also teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win their own Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Simply, leave a comment below to tell us why you would like to win! Deadline to enter is September 30, 2014 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. US Residents only!

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.