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Crayon Rocks With Coupon Code

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For those of you who don't know, mental health plays a HUGE part in my life! I have been affected by people with special needs my entire life; between family with special needs and working with people with special needs, you could say I have a passion for it. Recently I was given the opportunity to try Crayon Rocks.  Crayon Rocks are geared toward children with special needs to help them learn basic writing skills.

Who are they and how did they start?Crayon Rocks were developed by Barbara Lee, a special needs teacher who worked with elementary aged children for 23 years. She invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by occupational therapist Jan Olsen and her Handwriting Without Tears program. She learned from Mrs. Olsen how important it was for children to develop a strong tripod grip early in their education process — handwriting skills depend upon this. Seeing that a simple tool to develop these skills in young children wasn't readily available, Ms. Lee set out to develop o…

Graze Box and Code for FREE Box

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I recently was given the opportunity to try a phenomenal subscription box that is packed full of delicious, nutritious snacks! Graze Box gives you so many options! They have over 90 snacks to choose from, including natural treats, pure nut mixes, rolled-oat granola bars and juicy dried fruit. They even give you the option of a calorie counter box! If you go with the calorie counter box they offer over 50 snacks with calorie counts as low as 50 per serving! That's right, only 50 calories for a delicious snack! No more feeling bad about having a mid-afternoon snack.



Graze boxes also fit in mailboxes so there is no need to worry about being home to sign for a package! Or if you prefer, have them deliver your Graze Box to your office! Here's what I think is the coolest thing about Graze, ALL boxes are only $6.49! You get 4 amazingly yummy snacks for under $7. 



Now, I know I post a lot about different snack foods and health foods and I typically love everything i try but Graze box ta…

KleenSlate Concepts

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KleenSlate Concepts offers a line of award-winning dry erase products that are high quality, durable, fun, and easy to use.

KleenSlate features the one-and-only, hand-held Response Paddle– a low-tech, educational tool designed to enhance communication and engage students. Created by former teacher Julia Rhodes,  the Response Paddle was  originally invented to improve the classroom, however it soon proved to be much more than just a teaching tool. You can find our hand-held whiteboards and markers in a variety of contexts all over the world– in homes, offices, hospitals, and care facilities. They are handy for people traveling or on-the-go, and they make communication easy in difficult situations.

KleenSlate Concepts‘ priorities are to build lasting relationships with customers and develop quality, innovative products.

Knot Genie

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The Knot Genie and Teeny Genie Detangling Brushes were created for every parent that's endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration- gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) - you'll be amazed by the ease of brushing. As well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends.



I have VERY thin hair and it doesn't really get knotted but it does however fall out if i use a very aggressive brush. Now for those of you with thin hair you know, you we can't afford to lose any hair that we don't have to! So the Knot Genie is perfect for us! It glides flawlessly throughout my hair without causing breakage and extra hair falling out. This is a new must have in my getting ready routine! If you or your children have hard to manage thick hair, ultra fine hair, this is the hairbrus…

Newman's Own Organics

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Who wouldn't want to get a GIANT box in the mail filled with yummy food? I was lucky enough to get just that!!
I received a GIANT box of Newman's Own Organics foods to taste and I was not disappointed. Of course there was some skepticism when i started reading the packages; i mean wheat-free dairy-free cookies, organic and natural licorice and wheat flour pretzels, wouldn't you wonder a little bit?
These Oregon Tilth certified organic foods have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three or more years.
Here goes nothing.. I went for what's the most safe first, the Pretzel Rods! Dang! They were delicious.. these pretzels are made of organic unbleached wheat flour, organic rye flour, organic brown rice syrup, organic sunflower oil, organic barley malt, did i mention they were organic? With all those organic ingredients there is no way i would've known anything was different had i not read the package, they are that good! I a…

City Creek Candle and Candle Warmers With Giveaway

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When people enter my home, I like for it to be inviting. This not only means in the way I decorate and clean it, but also the way it smells. That's why I love the idea of candles, but am not wild about the open flame due to safety with little ones around. Thankfully, there are warmers out there like those from Candle Warmers, Etc. that will give the yummy scents of a candle without the safety concerns.



Founded in 2001, the idea behind Candle Warmers, Etc was conceived when it was realized that there should be a different method used to release fragrance from a candle. Over the years this company has continued to grow, recently ranking them by Inc. 500 as the 57th fastest growing consumer product's company in the US. Offering candle warming appliances and other related giftware appliances and accessories to accent and fragrance the home, Candle Warmers Etc. also domestically manufactures and distributes candles under the Jamie Clair brand of hand-poured, scented candles bringing…

Tooth Tissues

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My Dentist's Choice Tooth Tissues are an innovative and effective tool for keeping your baby's gums healthy even before teeth have come in. Designed to remove plaque from little one's teeth and gums and Certified by the Natural Products Association for being all natural, these dentist-created wipes are made from 100% bamboo, contain xylitol and are free of fluoride and parabens.

We especially love how these tissues get you in the habit early of taking care of your child's dental hygiene. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), both recommend initiating dental care with a dentist by 1 year of age (or first tooth). 



Likes
Helps to clean gums and teethFreshens baby's breathEasy to useKids don't seem to mind it
Dislikes
Smell may be unappealing

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Lady Cremo Cream Shaving Cream

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DescriptionThis product is made for women who have trouble with razor rash, bumps, and nicks. When you have these sorts of issues, what’s usually going on is that there is insufficient lubrication between the razor and your skin. That causes it to drag on your skin, which in turn causes it to start pulling bits of flesh away making you bleed. This is what also causes it to really fail in giving you a close result. With the right product, that can change dramatically.
Lady Cremo Cream Shaving Cream is designed so that it has no air in it. Essentially, most of the products like this that you would pick up at a grocery store are really foams and they are mostly air. That means that there really is not as much between your flesh and the blade as you might think. With this, there is plenty. One of the things that people sometimes forget is that it’s a good idea to refresh whatever you’re using while you are getting rid of unwanted hair between passes. This provides extra glide; and even tho…

Brownie Brittle

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In 1992, Sheila G. Mains, better known in the food business as Sheila G, took a treasured family recipe for fudge brownies and baked her way into a thriving business. You may even have tasted one of her rich, dense squares of heaven at some of our nation’s finest restaurants and theme parks. So, where exactly did the inspiration for her scrumptious new Brownie Brittle™ snack come from? Like many brownie aficionados, Sheila is particularly fond of the crispy edges. In fact, on many an afternoon she would walk through the bakery gathering the crispy batter off the sides of the sheet pans as the chocolate brownies cooled in their racks. It had that same rich chocolate taste, but with an amazing crunch. That started her wondering: How could she create a whole pan of crunchy edges? Well, lucky for us, she figured it out! Now you too can satisfy your sweet tooth in a snap with Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle™ snacks! Sheila G's Brownie Brittle come in 4 different flavors: Chocolate Chip:
Mi…

Jamba Smoothies

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I’m always looking for new ways to make my smoothies, and Jamba Juice makes it so simple with their At Home Frozen Smoothies you can buy in your local grocery store.  It includes frozen fruit and yogurt, in chunks, to put in the blender and just add juice!
I was sent free product coupons to pick some up at the store, and I chose the Strawberries Wild and the Razzamatazz Frozen Smoothie Kits.  The directions say to mix with apple juice, but we never have apple juice, and I usually make my smoothies with orange juice, so I made mine with orange juice and it was dee-licious!
The Strawberries Wild contains frozen strawberries, bananas, and nonfat yogurt.  The Razzamatazz contains frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and nonfat yogurt.  Mixing them with orange juice gave them a little extra tang, but I could still taste all the other fruit in it.  They were so good!
Jamba Juice frozen smoothies are all natural and the yogurt in them is nonfat, making these perfect if you use any ki…

Wordner Game

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The Basics: For ages 8 and up (publisher suggests 12+)For 3 to 10 playersVariable game lengthGeek Skills: Active Listening & CommunicationCounting & MathLogical & Critical Decision MakingReading & WritingImaginationLearning Curve: Child – EasyAdult – EasyTheme & Narrative: NoneEndorsements: Gamer Geek approved!Parent Geek approved!Child Geek approved! Overview Have you ever tried to finish another person’s sentence for them? For example, I might say, “Boy, am I hungry! Let’s go get some-” and then you interrupt by blurting out, “FISH TACOS!” In this example, you’d be correct. I love me some fish tacos, but most of the time the phrasing that is forcefully injected into another person’s incomplete thought is seldom accurate. This often has hilarious consequences for all within earshot. Wordner, a self-published game by Andrew Hagenbuch, is comprised of 108 Prompt cards, 108 Starter cards, 6 pens, 1 pad of paper, and 1 Wilbur D. Clownfish (used as a player role identifier).…

Active Accessories

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I consider myself to me an active person and when I go for runs and work out I always put my hair up into a ponytail. I have very thin hair and putting normal hair bands in my hair often causes breakage and damages my hair. I cannot afford to lose any hair! So when I had the opportunity to try Active Accessories Hair Ties I was very excited!



I love these hair ties!! I flat iron my hair and these don't leave creases when I pull it up which is great so I don't have to re-straighten it when I take it down. They also hold tight enough for me to run in. Love being able to wear them on my wrist while at work and they look like a cute bracelet. There are so many colors to choose from, I can match my outfit too! I recommend them to everyone!




Grandma Lucy's

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Grandma Lucy's Artisan Grain-Free Chicken Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 10-lb bag (makes 55-lbs of food)Since 1999, Grandma Lucy’s has maintained a reputation for making only the best pet treats and are constantly developing new products packed with leading-edge nutrition and innovative design. That is why when you choose any of Grandma Lucy’s many products, you know you are making the right choice for your pet.


Key Benefits Suitable for all life stagesUSA Originated IngredientsGrain-Free RecipePotato is a novel protein source, which may reduce digestive upset in pets with sensitive stomachsFlaxseed a natural Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid source that helps maintain a healthy skin and coat, and support healthy jointsEasy to prepareUSDA MeatHuman-Grade IngredientsHormone and Antibiotic Free MeatsNo By-ProductsAll Products Made in the USA!

ToiletTree Single Wall Mount

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While I don’t really need a lot of room for showering, I have a lot of bath products that take up a lot of room. That’s why I wanted to review a Single Wall Mount Dispenser by ToiletTree Products. I wanted to see if I could de clutter some of my clutter. This Single Wall Mount Dispenser caught my eye because I want to use it for shampoo. I buy large bottles of shampoo and they are heavy. When the bottles get sudsy and wet, they tend to slip out of my hand.



Right away, I was excited because this comes in two color choices: chrome or white with chrome panel. Not everyone’s bathroom looks the same and not everyone has the same color preference. I like choices! I decided on the chrome and I’m actually going to buy two more of these in the near future. I want one for liquid bath soap and another for my hair conditioner which I also buy in large bottles. I think the chrome will give my bathroom the snazzy look I’m going for and I know it will be a de clutter lifesaver.

The dispenser came with…

Little Green Toys Helicopter

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Up, up, and away! The high-flying Green Toys® Helicopter is ready for action! This eco-friendly chopper is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and features two spinning rotors and sleek skids on the bottom for easy landings. The Helicopter includes a pilot bear figure that fits perfectly in the spacious cockpit that's complete with a full dashboard and the Green Toys' signature 8-track. No BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Packaged with recyclable materials and printed with soy ink.Recommended for ages 2 years and up.

Winks Shapewear

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The Ultimate Belly & Hip Shaper kind of looks like a belly band, but it’s longer and extends past the hips. It also has an elastic band on the bottom so it will not ride up when you sit down. This band is awesome and provides compression at the waist as well as the hips so it helps to compress and shrink your belly and hips UP TO TWO SIZES!!! This is very exciting and I definitely would love to lose two sizes.



The Ultimate Belly & Hip Shaper has 6 panels of hook and eye closure on the side so you can tighten it as you shrink down. This band is not just for postpartum use, it can also be worn by anybody wanting to shape, reduce, and define their waistline. The new band is made from Wink’s custom woven fabric which allows for maximum compression but still retains its softness and ability to breathe. It’s very strong, but also very comfortable. 


Copy Kids DVD

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A joy-filled video and an innovative tool for parents who want to get children to enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. Produced for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables is fun and compelling for both children and parents. The DVD features 12 x 7 minute chapters, one for each of twelve fruits & veggies: bell pepper, bananas, oranges, carrots, strawberries, avocado, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, broccoli, blueberries. Each chapter features several adorable and entertaining children aged 9 months to 4 years, eating with joy and delight. It's a simple but revolutionary tool for parents who want their kids to develop a life-long habit of healthy eating. The DVD includes an on-camera discussion about healthy eating with renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, plus a section of delightful outtakes. AWARDS: Winner 2012 Baby & Toddler -- Parent Tested, Parent Approved Seal of Approval 2012 -- Family Review Center Excellence Award 2012 -- Mom Approved…

The Game of Baloney

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Terrific bluffing game but you don't have to make up your own answers. Great for travel or a party or just game night. Players need to read but the kids have a blast getting to fib to their friends and family. And the questions are so interesting that after a while you can't tell which is the truth and which is the fib. Excellent game and amazing packaging!!!



Here's how it works: 1. Red an obscure fun fact out load. Decide to tell the truth or lie about it. Everyone tries to figure out if you are telling the truth or full of baloney. The person who is best at fooling their fellow players is the winner. Can be played with 2-6 players, ages 8+. Game contains 192 Baloney Cards, 384 Fun Facts with 768 ways to lie about them, 24 Betting Cards; 6 Pawns and a Game Board. Example Card: It is impossible to sneeze...(truth) With your eyes open. (fib) Under water. (whopper) At an altitude above 40,000 feet.

From the Manufacturer You decide to lie or tell the truth. While keeping a str…

Do Naturals Just Berry Shampoo and Conditioner

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Just Berry™ Shampoo uses certified organic and natural ingredients to gently cleanse hair without stripping natural oils. Their mild cleansing formula, derived from coconut and sunflower oils, creates a deeply nourishing clean that leaves hair super soft. Enriched with Sea Buckthorn, DO Naturals™ shampoo rejuvenates your scalp because a healthier scalp leads to healthy hair!



Just Berry™ Conditioner uses certified organic and natural ingredients to smooth, shine and condition your hair without weighing it down. Their gluten-free formula enriched with hibiscus, naturally rejuvenates and revives your hair, to give it the most radiant shine it has ever had.

I'm pretty picky about things that I put on and in my body, so when I was given the opportunity to try Do Naturals Just Berry shampoo and conditioner I was thrilled. Do Naturals is an all natural/gluten-free line. Not only do they smell amazing but they left my hair super soft and shiny! These are kinda on the pricey side being $13.…

Elmer's Chee Wees

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If you're a Cheetos fan, you will LOVE Chee Wees! Chee Wees are very similar to Cheetos only better! They come in variety of flavors: Bar-B-Que, Green Onion, Hot-N-Spicy, Jalapeno, and Original. They also have caramel popcorn and shelled peanuts.

 I cannot pick a favorite! They are all SO good! I am a huge fan of flavor packed snacks and these are just that. I shared these with a bunch of people and everyone that tried them loved them!


Now moving on to Caramel Popcorn. I've never been a caramel popcorn fan. It always sticks to my teeth, I end up spending more time picking pieces out of my teeth than I do enjoying the snack. Elmer's Caramel Popcorn is nothing like any other caramel corn i've tried in the past. It is so sweet and delicious, and it doesn't stick to my teeth! :) Elmer's is my new go to snack! I highly suggest these amazing snacks for everyone! 

Zimaxa

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Zimaxa is a 3 step face cleanser, exfoliator, and spot treatment. I have struggled with face cleansers ever since I can remember. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and when my skin gets irritated I break out. I've used so many different brands of acne fighting face washes, some with salicylic acid and some with benzoyl peroxide. Both are acne fighting chemicals that work very differently on different skin types. Both have worked for me but lately benzoyl peroxide has been drying my face out and making my breakouts worse (which is the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do).



In the Zimaxa kit you get a redefining cleanser, a deep pore exfoliator, a spot treatment, a Konjac sponge, and a special gift of a skin supplement. Zimaxa is a Salicylic based product which works wonderfully with my skin! Due to the spot treatment being a high level of Salicylic Acid, it can be a bit harsh at first but I never broke out because of it. I highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin …