Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Start a #Fire Anywhere with Enviro-Log Firestarters @EnviroLogFire #Bonfires #WoodStoves #Chimney


Building fires is a skill all people should learn, however there are times that assistance is wanted or perhaps desperately needed. Depending on your location and climate fire starting can be a determination of whether or not you have heat for the day while in other locations fire starting is simply one part of your evening fun. Regardless why you are building a fire, knowing the right steps and learning tips and tricks along the way will keep you warm and cozy or partying all night!

The Enviro-Log FireStarters are amazing. They work so quick. This past weekend I was clearing out another space in our backwoods area for a future chicken coop. There was a ton of brush and debris back there from years and years of previous owners using it as a dump site. I tried to start a fire 3 times, but the wind had  picked up a little and some of the debris was wet and yuck and just didn't seem to want to catch at all. That's when I remembered the firestarters and decided to give them a try.

The Enviro-Log FireStarters I got came in a 24 count box with four rows of six. When you open the box and see how simply made they are it makes you wonder if they will really start a fire. They have a slight scent, but nothing overpowering and I could not smell it after it was lit.

Per there instructions you are supposed to assembly your firewood towards the center of where you want your fire, leaving enough room to place the FireStarter Cup underneath. You only need to use one and they recommend never using more than two at a time.Once you have the paper cup under your firewood, simply light the rim of the cup with a long match or safely with a lighter. The Enviro-Log FireStarter will burn for 20-30 minutes. They also warn to never add a firestarter cup to an already existing fire.

I took one of the FireStarter cups and lit the rim with a pocket lighter. It instantly took and even with the wind blowing it did not extinguish. I sat the paper cup on top of my pile of debris and garbage and then a couple boxes on top of that. The next thing I know the whole pile is flaming. I could not have been happier than I was at that moment. It saved me a lot of time and I wish I would have remembered them sooner and maybe I could have gotten more done. We continued cleaning up the area and the whole time I kept double checking the fire and it never went out. Once it lit and turned into flames, I had a nice fire the rest of the day to keep burning. 

Safe to use in fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys or campfires!
Enviro Log Firestarters are made from 100 percent recycled eco-friendly wax and offer an alternative to kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids and ethanol-based gels. Each firestarter provides:
  • Up to 20 minutes of burn time
  • Tall and consistent flames
  • Can light damp firewood
  • Leaves no mess to clean up 
Ideal for back packing, hiking, camping, fishing or tailgating, and emergency preparedness, Enviro-Log Firestarters provide a safe, clean and environmentally friendly way to start a fire anywhere. Available in 8 start and 24 start retail packages. Made in the U.S.A
Be sure to follow Enviro-Log on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Go Back To School With Nature's Own Bread Products ~ @Natures_Own #Bread #LunchBox #BackToSchool

Go Back To School with Nature's Own

Nature’s Own offers you quality bakery foods for every meal--soft variety breads, premium specialty breads, white breads, buns, sandwich rounds, and English muffins, bagels, and breakfast breads. Since its introduction in 1977, Nature’s Own has offered breads and buns made with nature’s best ingredients and free of artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors. Today, Nature’s Own also is free of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). America’s favorite soft variety bread. No other brand offers the freshness, great taste, and selection of Nature’s Own.

Nature’s Own
Has no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
Contains no HFCS
Has no trans fats or cholesterol
Is low fat
Offers varieties with whole grain, higher fiber, lower calories, and omega 3

Whether gearing them up for a great day at school with a nice healthy breakfast or filling their lunchbox with tasty sandwiches and snacks, Nature's Own is the way to go to keep them fueled all day long!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Pre-Order #LeapTV ~ The Perfect #VideoGame System For #Kids! ~ #Educational #Gaming @LeapFrog

Educational Active Gaming System

Gaming just got smarter with the LeapTV, a brand new interactive, educational video gaming system. Kids are able to learn through motion as they jump, dance and more.
With a simple interface and library of 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved game cartridges, game downloads and videos, kids will never run out of fun!

LeapFrog is and always has been a trusted brand in our family. They are constantly changing their products to keep up with todays kids while keeping education in mind. With the new LeapTV, coming soon, they not only stuck to education as they are known for but gave us parents a way to keep our kids active on rainy days! It's already hard enough finding great educational games that kids will love and enjoy playing and learning with, but also keeping them active.
LeapTV gives you educational active play!
The LeapTV kids gaming system puts learning in motion in 3 ways:
Body Motion, Pointer Play and Classic Control.

Body Motion: No controller is needed – the camera captures movements as they explore Disney Sofia the First's world or boogie down in the LeapFrog Dance Party.

Pointer Play: Swivel one end of the controller out to play as Jake from Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates, or bowl a strike in LeapFrog Sports.**

Classic Control: Press the A and B buttons for fast-paced gaming. Swing from skyscrapers as Spider-Man or tilt and shake the controller to race in LeapFrog Kart Racing: Supercharged! 

Designed for kids ages 3 to 8, the LeapTV system uses a motion-sensing camera and controller that fits comfortably in small hands. Audio instruction makes it simple for even the youngest of kids to play, either by themselves or with a friend. (Additional controller sold separately.)

The LeapTV system includes:
console, motion-sensing camera, camera mount, transforming controller with wrist strap, HDMI cable, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi for downloads.

Pre-Orders Start Sept. 2nd!!

Be sure to follow LeapFrog on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions, special offers and announcements!
*This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cell #Phone Signal #Booster for Home Office / #Dorm Rooms ~ @zBoost CONNECT ~ ZB540 #BTS14

zBoost CONNECT ZB540
Cell Phone Signal Booster

The zBoost CONNECT ZB540 boosts cell phone signals for voice calls and text for all major carriers.  It captures the reliable cellular signal at an interior window and rebroadcasts it further indoors, so you can enjoy clearer, faster and more reliable service without interruption. And you don’t need roof access or an attic for good performance – just attach the signal antenna to an inside window using the supplied suction cups.
The zBoost CONNECT is worth every penny. I have not had a single lost call, static conversation or eternally long download time in my data performance since the day I installed the signal booster. Believe me, I paid attention. I asked the family everyday for a week straight how their phone signal was. Mind you I'm lucky if I get up to 2 bars while I'm sitting inside and whenever any of us get a call we have to do the walk around the house and figure out where it's gonna decide to work today. It switches all the time. Most times, for important calls, I usually end up outside. This is horrible when I am on a business call, doctor call, etc. If it's windy or rainy or cold I end up sitting in my vehicle until the call is through or when I'm talking to someone and need to access other information then have to put them on hold because I can't take the phone with me for fear of losing the call and having to start the process all over again.

Everything you need is included:
zBoost amplifier base unit, indoor window-mount panel antenna, power supply, and 50 ft. of RG6 cable.

Setting up the ZB540 Signal Booster couldn't be easier. Simply unpack the product components and lay them all out. The black box is your zBoost Base Unit. The white box is your Signal Antenna. The first thing they tell you to do is find the area in your home that has the best signal. Using the included suction cup attachments of choice (short and long included) simply pop them into the Signal Antenna. The suction cup attachments are different. One of them (short and long) has a solid circle on the top and the other has a small hole in the center. After choosing the short or long, take the solid suction cup attachment and place in the top of the signal booster. The short or long of your choice with the hole in the center gets placed in the bottom of the attachment. Simply slide it up the coax cable "tail" of the Signal Antenna and pop it in. After you have the suction cup attachments in, turn them to lock in place.

The next step is to take the zBoost Base Unit (The black box) and set it where you want to create a "Cell Zone". They recommend you place the base unit at least 15 horizontal feet away from the Signal Antenna and even further, up to 40ft away, for optimal performance.

Once you have the Signal Antenna and the Base Unit in your ideal positions, simply run the coaxial cable between the two units and connect. Lastly, plug in the power supply cord to the base unit and look for the power up cycle. The LED will go from red, green and orange. After about 30 seconds it will flash green. If the signal is good it will stay a solid green. That's it. Now you can test your signal and adjust your units as needed until you find the ideal placement for your space. Perfect for college kids entering new dorms. Great for personal space or home office as well!

Benefits Include:

Dual band signal booster for your personal workspace (up to 60 dB system gain)
Ideal for apartments and lofts – no outside antenna placement required
Reduces dropped and missed calls and can provide faster 3G data performance for multiple simultaneous users
Boosts performance on iPhone™, Samsung™, Android™ and other phones and mobile devices
Automatically operates at maximum gain – no manual adjustments needed
Extends phone battery life - phone uses less power when the indoor signal is stronger
Easy to set up - all hardware included
Designed in Silicon Valley – Made in North America

Monday, August 18, 2014

HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS?!?! ~ #BackToSchool Snacks from @ThePureBar ~ #GlutenFree #Vegan #Kosher #LunchBox

Pure Bar
The Healthy and Delicious Back to School Snack

The perfect back-to-school snack for any age, Pure Bars are the delicious and nutrient filled snack bar that are sure to satisfy. Whether you’re a mom looking for new ideas to add to daily lunchboxes, or a college student in need of a quick and easy snack, Pure Bars are the perfect choice.

Photo Courtesy of Pure Facebook Page

With a variety of flavors and products, there is a Pure Bar option for everyone. The certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, whole-grain, vegan and kosher snacks are a healthy and delicious way to stay fueled for a long day at school, work or anywhere!

We were sent a great selection of Pure products to try. My kids and I sat down and opened one of every single item they sent us and proceeded to taste them all. Yep, we were in one of those moods and why not?

We started out with the Pure Fruit & Veggie Strips. They sent us Strawberry Apple Fruit & Veggie Strips A flat, rectangular strip made with fruit and veggie purees and juices like strawberries, apples, pumpkin and sweet potato. and Wildberry Apple Fruit & Veggie Strips made with fruit and veggie purees and juices like blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkin and sweet potato. My kids were iffy about these. More the texture. I personally loved them. Of all the products they sent us,  I think the fruit and veggie strips were my favorite. The texture is what you would expect dried pureed fruits and veggies to be like, but the flavor was amazing. The fruit and veggies strips had a real fruit flavor. I would never have guessed they were made with pumpkin or sweet potato.

The Pure Fruit Sandwiches they sent are similar to the fruit and veggie strips but are a thinner strip with a thicker denseness to them. We tried the Pineapple & Passion Fruit. Triple-layered, dual-flavored soft and chewy fruit bar creating a tangy twist on a tropical flavor. Again the flavor was amazing and something we all agreed on, but the kids seemed to enjoy these fruit sandwiches more than the fruit and veggie strips texturally, while I enjoyed the other more.

They also sent us a variety of their Pure Fruit & Nut Bars and Pure Ancient Grains Bars. If you like fruit and nut bars, granola bars or any other kind of quick grab snack bar you have got to try Pure Bars. Of the many different varieties they sent us, there was not a single one, that one of us didn't like. Ironically though, the ones I thought I would like the most or least ended up being the opposite and weirdly enough the same with the kids.

I thought for sure the Cranberry Orange Fruit and Nut Bar would be my favorite. It wasn't. Actually it was my least favorite, but one of the hubby and son's favorites. My favorite ended up being their NEW! Cashew Coconut. I don't even like coconut, but I could sit and eat a whole box of these. I thought my kids would love the NEW! Peanut Butter Chocolate, but was surprised to find that my daughters favorite ended up being the Triple Berry Nut Pure Ancient Grains Bar and my son's favorite was the Wild Blueberry Pure Fruit & Nut Bar

Be sure to follow Pure Bar on their social networking sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!