Monday, November 24, 2014

Learning Resources Clearance

I am a little late to the game in that I just opened this email from Learning Resources.  This is by far one of my favorite educational companies.  Now they have deeply discounted items on clearance with free shipping using the code CARTSHIP.  This was not stated in my email, but I ended up reading about this code elsewhere so it is worth a try!  I actually like to get a little something for my children's teacher for their classroom, so these are certainly great deals for that.  Also they make great donations!

Mummy Math for only $2

This is down from $39.99 to $8!+gears!+gears!
Gears 60% off at $20

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candy Review

Our one pound box of Mrs. Cavanaugh's  Chocoaltes arrived today.  I am not sure who was the most excited after dinner to taste test, the adults of kids.

 We certainly couldn't eat it all in one day, but we sure tried! Mrs. Cavanaugh's candy provided us with four of their famous bars and a box of assorted milk chocolate candies.  For the bar, we sampled the Chocolate Caramel candy bar.  Our family chose to split it up by slicing it down. The caramel is firm and buttery while the chocolate is creamy.  It was very indulgent and filling.  We thought these would make great gifts for Sunday school teacher or special teachers at schools.


My husband and I decided to guess the cost thinking each would run about $5 based on the quality and taste. To our surprise they are only $1.25 each.  We felt it was a real bargain at that price!

The kids were eager to dive into the boxed chocolates.  Luckily they provided us with a key so no one was stuck with a type that didn't suit their taste.
 Caramel is the top choice in this family and the stand up caramel and dipped caramel were the top choices.  The chocolates are made from quality ingredients and the company backs their product.  I love that if you are not satisfied with your chocolates they will send you a refund.  It means a lot to have a company that stands behind their product especially when you are ordering online.  Mrs. Cavanaugh's is offering a special deal for my readers Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014.  Mrs. Cavanaugh's provided the chocolates for us to try in exchange for my review but the ideas here are my honest opinions.  Why not try them for yourself, with a money back guarantee you can't beat it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Secret Outlast Really Outlasts My Day

When BzzAgent offered me a chance to try Secret Outlast, I was a little skeptical.  I am generally someone who has to pay top dollar for a clinical strength deodorant.  Secondly, could a clear gel really stay clear and not stain my clothes?  I have been using this exclusively for three weeks and I want to say that it works perfectly.

 The scent is light enough that it smells fresh without overwhelming me.  It works all day and covers without needing to be reapplied even after working all day outside, spending time in a classroom of preschoolers, or hiking.  It also remains clear even when I accidentally brush it up on the exterior of my clothing.  Bzzagent provided me with this free sample which has been a great way for me to try something new and know how well it works.  I recommend it to you based on my personal experience.  I would surely purchase secret Oulast clear again! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates Deal

You can find out more about Mrs. Cavanaugh's chocolates below and I will be reviewing them soon, but for now check out the deal they are offering my readers!

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

...In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

"It was a difficult decision, especially for George," Mrs. Cavanaugh said. "He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy - and could compete with - those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates."

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence....
Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates use promo code: usfamily14

Friday, November 7, 2014

I Pad Mini $199

Wal Mart has the I Pad mini right now for $199 with free shipping.  Could be a great parent gift if you get the siblings to go in together!
Check it out here before they are gone!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Speckled Vine Giveaway

My amazingly talented sister in law has been designing handcrafted jewelry for many years.  She now has opened a Facebook page as well as an Etsy store so that you can shop for these unique pieces for yourself or as gifts.  I am a huge fan of shopping through Etsy where you can find unique one of a kind items.  To celebrate the opening of her Etsy store, Speckled Vine has generously donated a pair of modern open hooped earrings as pictured below. 
 Necklaces and earrings come beautifully packaged in a gift box and are shipped directly to you.  Prices range from $15 to $40.  I have shared some of my favorites below, but look around to see what you may like best.  Then take the time to enter the giveaway!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

And Like That it is Over.....

My dear friend had her third baby boy this week.  Looking at that little pink squishy faced newborn made my heart skip a beat.  Babies will do that to you.

Just last week, our school district decided it will be looking to push toward full day Kindergarten for next year, the year Cecily starts.  While full day Kindergarten is not new territory to me, it wasn't on my radar since moving to a half day district.  It is funny how in so many ways it comes so quickly, that in five years a squishy faced newborn will become the child boarding a bus full of rowdy five through eleven year olds while heading off to school for seven hours.  Cecily was never really much of a baby and I mean that in all honestly.  Anyone that was around for her first two years can verify her unwillingness to be that last special baby.  By just over a year the high chair was gone, at 20 months she was fully potty trained, and just shy of 2 years old she sat in a stroller for the very last time.  Sometimes I will say to my husband,"Do you remember her being a baby?"  We both agree we have more memories of Cole than Cecily, probably due to her eagerness for us to view her as a big kid. 

All this said is she really ready to be gone all day every day of the week next year?  She still likes me to help her get dressed.  She still enjoys being carried even though I can only do it for a few minutes these days.  Still likes alone time home without her brother and snuggling with her dog.  In reality, am I ready for her to go to school all day?  I have had the same job for over 7 years and now that changes.  I love each new stage, but preschool stage is one of my favorite.  The squeaky voices, eagerness to learn, learning explosion, the age of princesses and super heroes.  I will miss all that and my little girl who has never really wanted to be little even when she really still was.