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Stop The Blood, Use BloodSTOP

Having ALL boys in this house, you can imagine the worry I deal with from time to time..
They don't sit and play... they go go go... ALL the time.
You know, Broxton is a handful all on his own... but then you add in when his brothers come and there is bound to be a bit of bloodshed at some point or another...  That being said, imagine the surprise in my eyes when I got an email telling me of a new product called BLOOD STOP.

Just some of the lines in the email that caught my attention:

Once this 100 percent natural hemostatic agent is placed on a wound, it reacts with blood and other body fluids to form a gel that seals the wound and remains until it heals.  
BloodSTOP works to control blood loss much faster than traditional methods and is easily washed off with water as the wound begins to heal.
You simply cut a piece of BloodSTOP to the size of the wound you are treating and put it in place. 
When it comes in contact with blood it forms a gel that promotes clotting and quickly controls bleeding. 
It forms a protective barrier and is water soluble meaning you can simply wash it away without disturbing the wound as you might when removing a bandage.
BloodSTOP is the type of product that consumers should always have in their first aid kit or car for home or travel emergencies. 
Whether used for a child’s nosebleed, a shaving cut or sports injury, it will safely and quickly stop bleeding.

Now, we have not had to use it... yet...
I love y'all, but not at the expense of making myself bleed for you... 
I think that this is a great idea, and I love that you just cut it to fit the size you need.  
No more wasted materials...
I mean, if you had a little nick you wanted to take care of, would you really need a huge piece?

The best thing is that it can be purchased at your local drug store!!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


The Heroes Project for Our Heroes

Just got an email about The Heroes Project...
I thought you might want to know the strength and determination of our military...
Deployed and at home....

About The Heroes Project:

In 2009, Tim Wayne Medvetz started The Heroes Project, a foundation dedicated to raising funds to help wounded warriors climb the world's highest peaks and find a renewed purpose in their lives. The foundation is predicated on the idea that we can make a difference and change the lives of our wounded veterans, soldiers, and their families - one soldier, one veteran, one family at a time.

The Heroes Project works with the veterans, solider and military families community on all levels. Its mission is to improve the care and protection of heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change. The core work of the Heroes Project includes three initiatives:

Climbs for Heroes - Under the leadership of Tim Medvetz, the Heroes Project supports climbing programs for wounded soldiers and veterans. After a serious accident left Tim injured and in long term physical therapy, he vowed he would climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, which he ultimately did in 2007. The comeback Tim experienced in conquering that challenge transformed his life. It also inspired him to share the challenge and triumph with those who need it the most - wounded warriors - which he has done in a volunteer capacity. On August 16, Tim reached the peak of Elbrus in Europe with a wounded veteran. Tim is now planning climbs to the seven summits of the world, each with soldiers and veterans, as part of the Heroes Project. Video footage of the climbs will be used as part of advocacy and empowerment programs.

Hope for Heroes - The Heroes Project aims to encourage and expand community service programs that support our nation's heroes. The Heroes Project promotes and augments the good work of organizations working with this community across the country.

Voices for Heroes - Finally, The Heroes Project plans to conduct media campaigns to highlight success stories in veterans care as well as conduct education activities to decision makers and the general public about the needs and successes in caring for veterans and military families.

(Please watch the video,  I will tell you now, I got teary eyed... Such Happy Tears!!)

Please follow The Heroes Project on Facebook and Twitter.

I was not asked to post this... You all know how proud I am to be a military wife, so I "had" to share this...

Zach Rules Series From @FreeSpiritBooks : A Great Lesson To Remember

I am a big fan of Free Spirit Publishing, so I am really excited to get to share two of their newest books with you.  Free Spirit is a bit different from other Publishing Companies, they publish books that are more along the self-help route.. for parents and kids...
We have reviewed books from them before and now we get to work with their Zach Rules series.
We were sent two books and Broxton immediately wanted me to read them to him...
He calls them the "Not Fair" books.
There are two so far and they really are neat...
Read their summary below: 

 When Zach shoves his little brother to the floor, he knows he did something wrong. Even so, it’s hard to apologize. Like any seven-year-old, Zach tries to ignore the problem, but finally, with his mom’s help, he learns the four steps to apologizing: (1) say what you did; (2) tell how it made the other person feel; (3) say what you could have done instead; (4) make it up to the person. Zach Apologizes teaches children social skills using an apology strategy presented as the “four-square” apology, which is illustrated with prompts that kids will easily understand and remember.

Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. First, he dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. Then his best friend went to someone else’s birthday party instead of joining him. But most frustrating of all, he can’t get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration and find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren’t going his way: (1) name it (why are you frustrated?); (2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); (3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). Zach Gets Frustrated teaches children social skills they will easily understand and remember. The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated using the corners of Zach’s kite.

I thought they were neat as far as the four square apology...
I mean, kids at this age know their shapes, so this will help them remember.. 
Also, the three point strategy, as it once again helps give them a focal point to help remember.

Broxton and I have read these and discussed what to do in these situations..
Just hope he remembers when he is presented a time to need to know what to do.

Do you have steps to help trigger a way to remember things for your kids?

Remember to follow Free Spirit on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


Jake and Doc McStuffins News For You

A Little Disney News for you...
If you have a Fan of Jake and the Never Land Pirates or Doc McStuffins you are in for a bit of good news...  
Hope this makes your Wednesday even better!!!!

JAKE and the Never Land Pirates News: 

Have a Disney Junior Fan in your household?
We have two different events that will be near us, so guess what?!  We will be taking Broxton!!!!  SO cool.....
Look and see the if there is anything going on near you!

Disney Junior is celebrating summer with fun, interactive events themed around the hit series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates;" May 2012's #1 cable TV series among kids 2-5 and #1 cable preschool series in women 18-49. The "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures" family events will be hosted by Radio Disney at over 25 Simon Malls across 10 markets beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 23 – SUNDAY, JULY 1.

Kids and families are invited to take part in a pirate adventure and collect gold doubloons, the series’ signature treasure, by completing themed activities. Kids will receive "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" bandanas and treasure maps before setting out on a variety of fun, interactive activities including creating treasure chests, Pirate Pal coloring sheets, a 'Never Land' photo opportunity and a 'Look for Hook' game, where kids will search for Captain Hook decals throughout the mall.

The Radio Disney Road Crew will provide entertainment inviting kids to sing and dance to popular Radio Disney Junior songs from their favorite Disney Junior series including "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," "Doc McStuffins" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse." Additionally, there will be a special viewing area where families can watch episodes of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Doc McStuffins." The Radio Disney Road Crew will give away Disney Junior themed prizes at each event.

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures" events details are as follows:

Saturday, June 23
Atlanta, GA                     Town Center at Cobb       1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Boston, MA                     Solomon Pond Mall                   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL                     Orland Square                12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX      Grapevine Mills               1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Roosevelt Field                2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA              King of Prussia Mall         3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA              Oxford Valley Mall           10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 24
Los Angeles, CA              Westminster Mall            11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 28
Philadelphia, PA              Lehigh Valley Mall           1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Smith Haven Mall            3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Los Angeles, CA              Brea Mall                         1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Miami, FL                        Dadeland Mall                 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 30
Atlanta, GA                     Mall of Georgia                1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Charlotte, NC                  Concord Mills                  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL                     Gurnee Mills                    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Denver, CO                     Town Center at Aurora    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA              Ontario Mills                    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA              Del Amo Fashion Center  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Miami, FL                        Miami International Mall  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Miami, FL                        Coral Square                   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Ocean County Mall                   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Rockaway Town Square   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 1
Los Angeles, CA              Shops at Montebello        2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Newport Centre               1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New York, NY                  Menlo Park Mall               1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" is an animated adventure series that introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby - and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney's classic "Peter Pan." The stories emphasize teamwork and feature original pirate rock music performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band. "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs daily during Disney Channel's Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7 and on the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel.

Doc McStuffins: 

The doctor is in -- "Doc McStuffins," TV's newest hit for kids age 2-7, has been ordered for a second season on both Disney Junior, the daily programming block that posted Disney Channel’s best fiscal second quarter ratings ever in the daypart, and the burgeoning 24 hour Disney Junior channel. The channel is available to Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Bright House Networks and Verizon subscribers and soon, via additional affiliates nationwide. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.

The animated series about Doc, a little girl who can talk to and heal stuffed animals and toys out of her playhouse clinic, is 2012 to-date's #1 cable series among Kids 2-5 and the #1 preschool cable TV series among Total Viewers and Women 18-49.   Its March premiere is the #1 preschool series launch in cable TV history among Adults 18-49. "Doc McStuffins" joins Disney Junior's other hit series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" which accounted for the Top 3 preschool cable telecasts of the quarter among Women 18-49.

Based on parents feedback and retail demand, Disney will introduce "Doc McStuffins" books, apparel, party goods and role play toys, dolls and accessories, beginning this summer through early 2013, its quickest to market launch ever for a preschool property. A "Doc McStuffins" DVD will release on August 21.

          Kanter said, "The series is resonating with boys and girls across our demo kids ages 2-7. And we've heard that the show, particularly as parents watch with their kids, has opened up a family dialogue about the importance of good health and compassion.  Importantly, we are also hearing that the show is helping to take the worry out of going to the doctor that so many young children experience. We are delighted that kids will now be able to extend their love of Doc and her toy friends beyond the screen and encourage their inherent, nurturing play patterns."

 I was not asked to post this, I just thought some of you might want to hear the great news!    

Who Needs Beer When You Have @ecostoreusa ?

I used to keep beer around to wash my hair. 
Yes, I am telling the truth!  My Nana said she would use it to rinse the buildup and to give her hair a nice shine... So, I started doing that myself.  It works, but I tell you this... I am not a fan of the smell of beer.  
I also rotate the brand of shampoo and conditioner I use each time I buy a new bottle.  I was told that would keep buildup from happening, I really do not know, but I do it anyways... 

I was on the site for EcoStore USA and I decided to head over to their hair care section...
I saw that they had shampoo and conditioner in Pear, Honey & Almond and Cucumber. 
I was eager to try them all, so I was excited to when I had the chance to review the Honey & Almond. 
I was immediately WOWED by it all.
First of all, I love the bottles.  They are just tall rectangles.  
It works well with my little hanging system I have in the shower.  (Not to mention it says SHAMPOO or CONDITIONER REALLY BIG going down the side of the bottle.)

Next up, I no longer feel that I need to use (or waste to some people) beer to clean my hair.  I feel as though it takes all the buildup that is on my hair... Be it the products or the elements in the air... but it literally grabs them and yanks them off my hair... running to hide down the drain!  I love how my hair felt so super clean once using this!!!!

Finally, it says 3:1 - Moisturizing, Volumizing and Color Safe.  
They were NOT joking about the Moisturizing.  I was in love with how soft my hair felt.  No lie, as soon as I got out of the shower, I was immediately all in Marc's face telling him to smell how wonderful my hair smelled... As soon as it was dry, I was back over there again telling him to run his fingers in my hair to feel just how soft it felt.  
I was really impressed and to tell the truth, each time I wash my hair, I am in awe again!  

If you are looking for a new shampoo/conditioner combo, or just think you might want to try this out.. 
Head on over to Eco Store USA and order a bottle or two!  
Also, don't think that Eco Store USA is just for hair care... they are a company that prides themselves in "NO NASTY CHEMICALS."  They have products for baby, pets and even household items!!!!

Stay in the loop and follow Eco Store on Facebook and Twitter.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  


Season Three Is Almost Here

Oops!  We are totally addicted to Walking Dead...
Season Three is starting back in October... That is like a lifetime from now..
We are SO READY!!!!
But, the other day, we swung through to see if we could see any filming...
and sure enough, they were working on Episode 2 of Season 3.

We could not see anything, since it was blocked off...
But, we did meet the lady that plays Lori!!!

Pretty cool :)

Look In A Book ... Super Why Around the World Adventures DVD

Want to know a secret?  Every time Broxton watches Super Why, I think of Scott Baio.
Yep, there it is... It's out there...  
Now, why do those two go together?   Because one of the first tweets I noticed from Scott Baio was "When we have a question... We Look... In a Book"
Yep, that was all it took!  But seriously now...  I do love the Cartoon, Super Why.
It amazes me watching with Broxton when he is interacting with the show.   He works on his letters, his sounds and the best for me is when he gets his tools out and works on being a helper with Alpha Pig.    Well, him hammering out the letters of the alphabet is cute, I always have a big smile on my face when he makes us all put our hands in the circle and then he exclaims "SUPER READERS!"
We were recently sent the newest Super Why DVD (out June 19th) and I wanted to share the details with you... 

The new Super Why Around the World Adventure DVD has 3 new episodes on it: 

Around the World Adventure – 
With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends contact a girl from another school over the computer, but they wonder where she lives. The Super Readers along with Woofster take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer named Wobblebottom, who is on thehunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wobblebottom find his friend, or will they be destined to “Wobble” around the globe indefinitely?
Educational Objectives – Preschoolers learn about geography; use the alphabet to identify the letters R, O, P, E; practice spelling; and discover the meaning of the word “quicksand.”

Naila and the Magic Map – 
Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map. But they can't make out the symbols! To search for answers, the SuperReaders and their canine companion soar into the book, “Naila and the Magic Map,” to explore theworld of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that unlocks themystery of the treasure?
Educational Objectives – Young viewers learn about Egypt; use the alphabet; rhyme with ISH words; and discover the meaning of the word “sphinx.”

Jasper's Cowboy Wish –
 Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The Super Readers and Woofster jump into thetale, “Jasper's Cowboy Wish,” and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy, if only he could get the hang of it. When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he become a hero...or will this be his last roundup?
Educational Objectives – Preschoolers explore the Old West; sing the alphabet; practice the magic of spelling; and learn the meaning of the word “saddle.”

If you would like to purchase 
Super Why: Around the World Adventure you can click here to pre-order.

This is more than  a DVD, it is educational for your little ones...
I love listening to Broxton while he watches this DVD!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  

Maty's All Natural Products Are Here to Help You Feel Better

I do not know about your house, but around here, when the weather starts changing, we start dealing with colds.  You know, it goes from cold to hot, then back to cold... oh, here we go, its hot again...

With all the changing of temperatures, we try to keep medicines on hand to beat the blues before they beat us.  

Marc is not a fan of any medicine and would rather ride it out versus get relief.  He hates medicines so much that it was nice to find Natural Medicines for Broxton.  That way, it isn't all the chemicals and what not, but a more holistic approach.  

I know for me, growing up, we always had the old traditional ways of healing, you know.. the ones that were passed down from generation to generation... The old wives tales, if you know what I mean...
So, when I read that Maty's was along the same lines, I knew that was what I wanted in our cabinets!

First Up: Maty's All Natural Kids Cough Syrup:
Our safe, all natural cough remedy is drug free and made with antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey.  It also delivers 9 valuable immune system boosters and improves your little one’s quality of sleep
just when they need it most.  Pediatrician recommended.

  • Drug Free
  • Antioxidant Rich
  • With 9 Immune System Boosters
  • Improves Sleep Quality

Our baby rub provides safe, effective relief while strengthening little immune systems. We’ve also added soothing notes of lavender and chamomile to calm them to sleep. Since we’re all natural, you’ll recognize all our Ingredients. The perfect safe vapor rub for your baby.
  • Menthol Free
  • Drug Free
  • Petroleum Free
   So safe, pediatrician recommended
          for infants 3 months +
  Made with Pride in the USA

We have luckily not needed to use anything yet... but that doesn't mean that we will not need them soon.  I do take comfort in knowing that they are here and ready if we do need them!   

Don't forget to follow Maty's on Facebook.  

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Get Your Money's Worth With @ZinePak

Fan of music?  If so.....
You need to look at purchasing a 'ZinePak!!!!

What is a 'ZinePak
 From their site:  

A ‘ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is a new, fan-centric configuration of entertainment packaging designed to enhance the entertainment experience. Each ‘ZinePak is different. The format provides a richer and more compelling consumer experience than a typical “deluxe edition” release in a jewel case, digipak, or Amoray, and more customized, original editorial content than a fan magazine–giving fans up-close access to their favorite stars.
‘ZinePak blurs the line between deluxe CD/DVD releases, special-edition fan magazines and artist-branded merchandise. Each release is comprised of 60 -120 pages of original editorial content, a CD or DVD, and one or more custom merchandise items. Content and inserts vary from release to release, because each ‘ZinePak is crafted with a particular project and target audience in mind. The best entertainers aren’t cookie cutter, and neither  is the best entertainment. For those reasons, there is no cookie cutter ‘ZinePak. You deserve originality –and so do your fans.

Basically, it is a mixed media format to please music lovers of all ages.  Currently, Walmart has several for sale.  I noticed THE BEACH BOYS , JUSTIN BIEBER and even an ACM AWARDS 'ZinePak!

We had the Easter 'ZinePak and it was full of all sorts of goodies for Broxton, from the little book, to stickers and we even played the CD in the car while riding around!!!

I know that there are some of you out there dying to check this out...
So, head on over and grab you a couple..
They start at only $5.

Follow 'ZinePak on Facebook and Twitter.

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Help Keep People Allergy Aware With @AllerMates

We have been pretty lucky so far... 

Broxton is 3 and we have not had any allergic reactions that we know of.  
You see, some of our dear friends has a 5 year old that seems to be allergic to everything under the sun.

Growing up, I never gave it much thought... 

Then, we went to Five Guys Burger and Fries... On their front door is a sign that they have peanuts in their store... Then, you open the door and they have peanuts for you to munch on while your burger is cooked.  I thought about it then and was rather impressed that they took that extra step.  Truth be told, somewhere along the way, someone probably sued... I do not know that to be a fact, but I would think it probably happened.  
Then, when our friends son was born, I became even more aware to allergies and how it impacts people...

I love when you see people taking the necessary steps to be careful...

That being said, I was surprised when I heard of AllerMates.

AllerMates are not only helpful for kids with allergies, you can also use it for fashion!!!
(No, I am not saying to use them ONLY for fashion, I am saying that they are cute and not some ugly thing that you will have to force kids to wear!)
AllerMates are little colored rubber wristbands that have 3 snaps to it.  (To adjust to the correct size on your wrist.)

They are small enough for the little wrists, but not too tiny that they will outgrown them too fast.  

The AllerMates come in several characters to work with the most common of allergies: 

P. Nutty (Peanut Allergy)
Nutso (Nut Allergy)
Professor Wheatley (Gluten / Wheat Allergy)
Pint (Milk Allergy)
Eggie (Egg Allergy)
Crabby (Shellfish Allergy)
Super-Cillin (Penicillin Allergy)
Bizzy (Insect Sting Allergy)
Dr. Strangeglove (Latex Allergy)
Drift (Pollen Allergy)
Detective Fin (Fish Allergy)
Soy Cool (Soy Allergy)
Teeni Tahini (Sesame Allergy)
Nine (Cat Allergy)

I like that they are plastic, so you can wear them all the time...
Say your kid goes to a pool party, this can stay on them and if they are allergic to dairy and have this on, it will cause a parent to look and see (yes, you should tell them before, but heaven forbid if they forget.)  

I think this is a great idea for getting your child ready for activities when you can not always be there... School, Camp, Sleepovers and more.... 
Head over to the AllerMates site to see if they have the band your little one would need.

Are there any other allergies you can think of that would make a great wrist band?

Follow AllerMates on Facebook and Twitter.

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When Things Get Hot, Cool Your Little One Down With Meeno Babies Cool Mee Seat Liners

If you live anywhere that it gets hot and you have a little one, listen up.. I have news for you!!!!
In Georgia, it gets pretty stinkin' hot... no... let me change that...
It gets H.O.T. as anything down here...   
So, when I saw that Meeno Babies had a cure for putting your little one into a hot car seat, I was all about it.  

Truth be told, we received it and it wasn't that hot, so Broxton started playing with it in the house... and then before we could move it to a car seat, Marc took it over and decided to try and use it for his motorcycle.

Yes, you read that right... Marc went and strapped it down to test on his motorcycle seat!  
Honestly, I liked that he tried it out, since he would be more verbal about it than Broxton...
So, I know you are dying to know Marcs thoughts...

We had the Car Seat Cooler and he found a way to strap it down so that he could use it, but so that it would still be great for Broxton's car seat.  He was immediately impressed with this.. To the point that I think Meeno Babies needs to figure out a way to market this to bikers!!!

I do not ride, so I had to take Marc's word on it all...

He said that when riding, the seat gets to not be that comfortable (distances, hey... all seats get uncomfortable over time)  and that it being black, it obviously attracts heat, so this was the real deal....
He said that not only did Meeno Babies Car Seat Cooler not only make the seat not hot... it was also a nice cushion for his bottom!

Now that it is warming up here in Georgia, the seat cushion is no longer going to be Marc's but is now going to be Broxton's like it was meant to be!
I know that when it was hot in the past, Broxton would fuss to have to go and get in a hot car seat... 
This will be comforting for both Broxton and the ride as well as me as the mom knowing that I can place him in his seat and he can ride in comfort and not misery! 

So... As I said, this is a great product to look into getting if you live where it is hot.  I like that you can purchase the Bucket Seat (0-12 months) for $29.99 and then you can move up to the Car Seat (1-4 years) for only $39.99.  They also have a Stroller Seat (1-4 years) for $34.99.  Seriously, less than $50 for something that will not only last for years, but will also make car trips more enjoyable!!!!

*** Great gift idea for a baby shower gift for someone that lives where it gets HOT! 
The awesome part is that they can just be thrown into the wash (don't tumble dry though... line dry only)  and it can last for years and years!!!

You can order online, or you can look for a retailer near you.  

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  

Safer Scents With @candlewarmeretc

I have a question... 

Is it to early to start Christmas Shopping?  I am thinking it is okay to start and I think I will... 

But first, I wanted to tell you about something...

I was on twitter and found a pretty neat website...  Have you heard of Candle Warmers
Well, I was thinking that this was a great gift idea... 

I love candles... but when I was in college, you could not have candles in your dorm.  

So, we did without.  As much as I love Glade and spraying Lysol, you know nothing compares to walking in a room that has a wonderful scent of a fresh lit candle!  Well, that is how I feel about it.  
As soon as  I was out of dorm life and on my own, we had candles all the time.
Then... Motherhood came along and I was terrified of having a candle with a baby.  
Granted, Broxton is three now, but still...  how many of you have lit candles in reach of a toddler?  That is just something bad waiting to happen.    Yes, we have candles in our place (remember, I said I LOVE the smell of candles)  but they are out of reach for Broxton.  If we do have a candle lit, he starts in about needing to blow it out... every. single. time.

That was why I was excited to look into this whole candle warmer idea....
First, we checked out the Candle Warmer Lamp.
This is just the neatest... 
You sit your candle on the base part... and then turn on the lamp.  Within a couple of minutes, you have a wonderful smell that goes through the whole house.  We were sent the Rosemary candle...  Truth be told, I would not have picked that one, just because it is a scent I am not familiar with, but I am so glad that we have it.  I love the scent and I know I will order it again.
We have our lamp in the living room and I love the scent and that I do not have to worry about a lit candle in there with Broxton on our carpet.  The best thing?  It really takes just a couple of minutes to have the smell going all through the house.  

The other item we were able to review:  
This is totally a gift for several people on my Christmas list this year.
I love it!  You just put some of the wax chunks in there and turn the switch on. We have this in our bathroom and I love how it has a soft light when we are not in there.  I have noticed that we turn this on in the morning and enjoy it all day.  (Yeah, who would have thought that you would read about enjoying the scent of a bathroom?)
This is just something that makes me so happy!  I love knowing that I can enjoy the scent of a candle.. but not have to worry about a fire.  I am serious when I say this is a great idea.  
Let me tell you again...
This would be great for someone heading off to college... Most dorms say NO CANDLES. So, this way, you can have your candle... Just not lit, but still able to enjoy it.
Second thing... I do not know many guys that have candles lit in their office, this might just be the gift to get that guy that is hard to buy for... That way their office smells nice, but no need to worry about being "that guy" with the candles burning all the time.
Finally, (and this might be the most important)  think about the older people in your life... You know how your parents or grandparents or great grandparents are getting older in life and tend to be a bit more forgetful?  Well, this might be a great idea... that way, you have one less thing to worry about.  Now, I am not saying to turn it on and leave for the weekend, but still... I just think that it might be better to have this in the kitchen than a candle burning for them to forget/knock over... 
That is just how my mind goes these days and I wanted to share...

Where would you use your candle warmer? 

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