Showing posts from July 20, 2008

Blog Swap @ Rosey Little Things

Do you want to generate more traffic to your blog and meet new bloggers along the way? Then you need to participate in Rosey Little Things “Blog Swap”. She is keeping sign ups open until the 31st and assign partners on the first, so there is still time to join. THE RULES:Please leave your email and blog address in a comment on this post.Mention on your blog that you are participating in this swap, so others can join as well.Each person will receive three blog partners.You must visit your partners blog, check it out really well and leave a thought full comment.Once you receive a comment you may want to visit their blog as well as they are different than your partners you visit. Optional but nice:)Please visit your partners site with in four days. HAVE FUN!!Head on over & join the fun!
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Review ~ Twilight by Stephanie Meyers

I think you would have to be blind to not hear all the talk about Twilight. Last month I had finally heard enough & decided to just read the book. I'm not a huge fan of Vampire books, but I do read some. It was a little wait at the library, but not to bad.

I have to say, this book turned out better then I expected. I highly enjoyed the book, had a hard time putting it down. It really surprised me because I'm not a big romance fan either. Somehow Bella & Edward captured me. One thing I liked is the way the author made vampires different then most vampire books. Very interesting. If you have been living under a rock, here is what amazon says about the book ~
"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. 'Be very still,' he whispered, as if I wasn't already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base…

Review ~ Street Science School Supplies

I received this cute notebook from Street Science's new line of trendy school supplies for tweens and teens. My daughter loved the colors as soon as she saw the notebook and was very excited that something came in the mail for her! She can't wait to use her new notebook in middle school this year. Her favorite part is the pocket, she kept saying "Look there is a pocket, Sweet!"

It is a one subject notebook, 70 pages, 2 pockets and 1 divider. If your child's school only allows certain colors, these would make great journals for kids at a great price!

Taken from press release ~

For Back to School 2008, Street Science’s revolutionary school supplies takes learning to new heights! With a fresh and modern approach promoting individuality, creativity and knowledge to the fashion inspired, music adorning and tech savvy generation, this new collection featuring notebooks, 3-Ring Binders, folders and composition books make the grade! The line inspired by Hip Hop Culture,…

Review & Giveaway ~ Lands' End Backpack

Lands' End was recently in contact with me and offered me a great opportunity to test out the brand new Cordura StudyHaul Backpack. The very next day, UPS was knocking on my door first thing in the morning with 2 of the Red StudyHaul backpacks. One to test out and the other for one of my lucky readers!

Cordura® StudyHaul is made for kids who are tough on packs. It's made of Cordura nylon, which resists tears and abrasions better than other standard pack cloth. In fact, it's three times more durable than standard polyester, and two times more durable than standard nylon. The pack is also made for ultra-organizers. Compartments on both sides give them plenty of pockets for all their school supplies and more. Plus, an exterior stash pocket gives them a handy place to store a light jacket, notebook, or book. A big main compartment stores plenty of books. 100% Cordura nylon. 17"Hx13 1/2"Wx6 1/2"D. 1490 cu. in. Spot clean. Imported. Tough and organized. S…

Zenni Optical $8 Glasses ~ Great deal!

I've needed glasses since 6th grade. I switched to contacts in high school, but still need glasses for night, etc. If you have ever purchases glasses, they usually run over $300+ I've actually spent well over $500 on a pair before. I was pretty excited when I came across Zenni Optical $8 Rx Eyeglasses! My insurance does cover a pair of eyeglasses every year, but it is nice to have more then one pair. Especially if you are like me and lose your glasses. I don't wear them often, so I often misplace them.

Zenni Optical has frames from $8 and up. They sell many styles including kids glasses. Check out the Incredible Stylish New Frames From Zenni. Shipping is flat $4.95 per order, no matter how many you order.

Zenni Optical was on FOX news! Make sure to watch the video, it totally explains the entire process of ordering. According to the testing results, it seems this is a great website for older kids and most likely adults with easier prescriptions. If you watch the…

Review ~ Huddy Buddy Cool Shirts fo Hip kids

Huddy Buddy is a Canadian company that sells hip threads for cool kids. The company got started after Huddy Buddy {the kid} was born in 2003. His parents soon realized that Huddy Buddy looked like all the other kids at the playground. His parents set out to make company, with daddy designing. Luckily with a new baby girl, they added a girls line and a line of comfy pants.

They have an adorable line of onesies, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, leggings, lounge pants for boys and girls + a twin line. They have a unique style that you won't find anywhere else. The clothing is made of 100% cotton, ethically-made garments, hand screened in small batches with the finest inks.

Huddy Buddy caters more towards babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. They do have some tops that go up to size 8 {at time of this post}. I was told the shirts run small, so they sent my size 6 daughter, a size 8. The top fits her great, it is roomy so I think she will be able to get a few years out of it. The …

Arts Cow Photo Book Deal Coupon Codes

Arts Cow gave me 10 coupon codes for 1 free 8x8 photo book credit with 12 month expiration time.

Each code is good for one use, I will remove if they are used.

If you are new to Arts Cow, you get 400 free prints for signing up! I've been ordering for a few months now & have been really happy with them. They give you tons of free credits for various things every few weeks. I have credits right now that I plan on using for Xmas gifts like photo ornaments, cigarette case, keychains. I've ordered a necklace already (with half off coupon code) and it is really pretty :)

If you end up putting the coupon code in your account, leave a comment so I can cross it off.

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Getting ready for kindergarten

If you have a pre-school age child, you really want to start getting them ready for kindergarten sooner then later. With my oldest daughter, when we went to the kindergarten orientation, we were told "Oh she just needs to know how to write her name." I thought oh this is going to be great, she could write her name, knew her alphabet, was able to hold great conversations and much more. Boy were we surprised when we got our list home on everything kindergartens need to know now. When I was in Kindergarten, it was more social then learning. Now pre-school is social, and kindergarten is more comparable to 1st grade.

My daughter unfortunately struggled through kindergarten. We didn't have a very good teacher, so we hoped that was the reason. She ended up struggling in 1st as well. She never struggled enough to qualify for any help, so it was up to us to help her along.

Now I am an advocate for parents to start teaching preschool children early. There are many great pro…