Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stay Warm and Cozy this Winter w/ Firelogs from @EnviroLogFire #Fire #Firewood

Firelogs from Enviro-Log
Ultimate Firewood Substitute

Known as the greenest and most versatile firelogs on the market, Enviro-Log Firelogs are the ultimate firewood substitute. Enviro-Log Firelogs are made from 100 percent recycled waxed cardboard and when compared to firewood, Enviro-Log Firelogs burn cleaner. Enviro-Log Firelogs emit:

30 percent less greenhouse gases
80 percent less carbon monoxide
86 percent less creosote.

Enviro-Log Firelogs can also be stored and burned in all weather conditions and can be transported for camping, fishing, RVing, tailgating and other outdoor activities without the concern of restrictions imposed on firewood by some states and campsites. Enviro-Log Firelogs are also great for emergency preparedness because they have an infinite shelf life and are safe to cook over. They are also a popular choice for fire pits, wood stoves, chimneys, and campfires.

Enviro-Log Firelogs have been tested by OMNI Environmental Services, Inc. in five major areas including: emissions; product application safety; performance; creosote accumulation; and physical and material properties. OMNI is an independent third party products testing laboratory specializing in emissions, safety and performance testing of manufactured fuels.
They come in 5-pound and 3-pound sizes. 
Made in the USA

I recently posted about Enviro-Log Firestarter cups and could not believe how easy they were to use. Not to mention how well they actually worked. When it came to the firelogs, I had high expectations. I was not disappointed at all. From the box the firelogs are shipped in, to the paper they are wrapped in, Enviro-Logs Firelogs are recycled and recyclable!

Per package instructions, you are to lay your wrapped firelog, seam side up, on your fire grate or in your fireplace. You can then tear off or open the seam to reveal the firelog. You do not have to remove the wrapper completely. Just open it up. After you have place your firelog where you want it and have it opened, you simply light the ends of the paper wrapper and watch the magic happen.

It's amazing how a waste product can create such a great sustainable product. I love that they are made from recycled waxed cardboard, like those used to transport fresh produce to stores and restaurants across the globe. Cardboard boxes that are essentially destined for a landfill. Enviro-Logs gives new life to the wasted product and turns it into a new product anyone can use. Now companies and business owners can get in on the recycling process as well!

Enviro-Log has worked with over 100 partners throughout North America and diverted over 150 million pounds of waxed cardboard from landfills.
 Retailers who are interested in participating in Enviro-Log’s recycling program can call (866)343-6847 or send an email to info@enviro-log.net.

Ross McRoy, president of Enviro-Log, said, “Our recycling program offers a win-win for retailers. Not only are we helping retailers significantly reduce their waste removal costs and improve their environmental impact, Enviro-Log provides value-added services to help retailers improve their sustainability and reach their carbon foot print goals. By forming a closed-loop including diversion of waxed cardboard box recovery and in-turn selling Enviro-Log Firelogs, retailers can achieve more than a 50 percent reduction in green house gases instead of using landfill alternatives. Participating in this closed loop recycling program enables retailers to prove to consumers that they are serious about helping the environment, not just talking about it.” 
Be sure to follow Enviro-Log on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Garden Oasis Propane Gas Table Top Heater #Giveaway

Inside My Head.. is so excited to join Blog with Mom, Adventures of 8 and other fabulous bloggers for an Advertise with Bloggers Table Top Heater Giveaway event brought to you by PNPTRENDZ on eBay.

Can you believe that fall is right around the corner? Before you know it the leaves will be turning and falling and in most places, there will be a nip in the air. Some of my favorite fall moments spending time with friends and family out by the creek as the evening turns chilly. The Garden Oasis Propane Gas Table Top Heater from the PNPTRENDZ store on eBay is just perfect. It provides warmth on those cool evenings and sits right on top of your patio table. 10,000 BTU output can raise the outdoor temperature up to 10-25 degrees. The safety features of this CSA approved unit include an auto shut off anti-tilt switch and an efficient burner with a flame failure device.

10,000 BTU heat output 110 sq. ft. heating area Stainless steel pole & base Matte Black colored powdercoated finish tank compartment Compatible for 1lb portable gas cylinder Easy open side door stainless steel emitter and protective screen shield push & turn ignition Efficient burner system with flame failure device and anti-tilt switch CSA certified

Have you checked out all that PNPTRENDZ eBay store offers? Oh my goodness, a huge assortment of items, all with a 14-day money back guarantee and awesome customer service.  

Win it - Stay warm this fall with a Table Top Heater Giveaway

Outdoor Propane Gas Table Top Heater Giveaway
One lucky reader will win a Garden Oasis Table Top Patio Heater!
Giveaway Details:
  • This giveaway will run from Sept 9th -28
  • Is opened to entrants 18 years of age and older and are located in the US
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Friday, September 5, 2014

The #Learning Curve: The Benefits of #Online #Education

The Learning Curve:

The Benefits of Online Education

Recent years have seen the number of people enrolling in online education courses increase significantly. Online learning has really taken off, in fact. Offering everything from higher education degrees to certificate courses and many more, the world of online learning is vast and varied. For many parents, the idea of ‘going back to school’ is something of a pipe dream, entertained between school runs, homework, extracurricular activities and dinner. For people with busy home lives, internet-based learning is the perfect option. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
Flexibility
Attending lectures and seminars at fixed times during the day simply isn't possible for many people. Online courses give students the opportunity to access course content at any time and from anywhere, so that parents, working students and other professionals can ‘attend’ class when it suits them and when they’re able to give the necessary coursework their undivided attention.
Community support
The learning may occur in a digital space, but that doesn't mean that online education isn't filled with people. Online courses are often supported by a range of resources from lecture reviews to discussion boards to additional explanations and comments which provide students with a collaborative, constructive space that allows them to ask questions and get the support that they require. To boot, this is all from the comfort of home.
Variety
Online education comes in all forms. Students can learn about anything from economics to plant propagation in supportive, innovative online settings. For many people, these courses provide an avenue to learn about subjects that aren't readily available at nearby institutions, creating dynamic and fascinating curriculum's for students all over the world.
Time
One of the best things about online education is the pace at which each student is able to learn and absorb new information. Slow and steady wins the race, after all! On average, online learning conditions are said to enhance the educational experience and recent studies show that the performance results of online students are now modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. In assessing these results, studies have determined that time is the key factor in this enhanced performance, as the online model allows students to spend more time on specific tasks than students in more traditional settings.
Personal and professional obligations can make life become rather hectic rather quickly. Online learning gives you the chance to continue learning what you want, when you want. Whether you’re working toward a degree or a one-off course prompted simply by curiosity, online education is flexible, dynamic and interactive. This makes a perfect option for anyone interested in improving themselves.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Makeup by ONE DIRECTION ~ 3 #NEW Looks in Keepsake Tins! ~ #makeupby1D #thelookscollection #markwins @brandbacker


ONE DIRECTION
Up All Night ~ Take Me Home ~ Midnight Memories
THE LOOKS COLLECTIONS

A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formula and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

Photo Courtesy of : Make-Up by One Direction Facebook Page
The Looks Collection comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction. globe-conquering albums, Up All Night, Take Me Home and the latest chart topper, Midnight Memories.
Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality.

Are you a rock n roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door?

We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look.
All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!


Be sure to follow Make-Up by ONE DIRECTION on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Birthday Party Supplies Ordered! ~ @Shindigz #MakeLifeMoreFun

Shindigz
Birthday Party Planning

Shindigz is family owned and has been in business since 1926. The goal of our Shindigz Party Hosts is to help busy parents and party planners juggle all those things they have to do everyday and make party and event planning as easy as possible.


They are not kidding, ordering from Shindigz could not have been easier. Searching there site is the hardest part of ordering and that's because it's extremely easy to get distracted with all of their products. I swear I went from ordering a full theme of items, to switching it up to make my own theme. Shindigz has an amazing variety of popular themes for people of all ages! From our favorite Heroes in a Half Shell and Ice Princess to Luau's and Casino Nights! No matter what the theme of your next big event, Shindigz is bound to have something you need.

The prices are amazing and they offer many options for personalization. I ordered personalized stickers for the bottom of chocolate drop candies. For the price of about $2 I will get, a sheet of 108, customized stickers. I got to personalize two lines of text. They even let you go a step further by allowing you to choose the font and color. Each line could be a different font as well as a different color if I had chosen to do so. I was also able to add a graphic. I was given the options  of uploading my own image or choosing from their extensive graphics library. I even got to choose the background color! They have a preview box on the side that shows you what your finished product will look like as you make and create your stickers. It allows you  to move the graphic wherever you  want it. I am so thrilled and excited to receive these. I don't think I could have purchased and made these myself for that price. I would have had to buy a full pack of them and then ink. When you don't need tons this is definitely the way to go. I am actually looking forward to coming back and purchasing more for my daughters graduation next year. You really can't go wrong at this price. Amazing!

Like I mentioned above, the hardest thing about Shindigz is making up your own mind. After spending numerous hours on their site trying to find exactly what I wanted, I ended up calling my daughter in to help. It is her 18th birthday and it's not a surprise, so why not let her help, right?

Well that didn't go well either. lol First she told me she doesn't need a theme. She feels to old for that. (We were originally going with a luau theme) but did like all the options. So after some time and considerations we decided to go with our own non-theme theme. Which is really no theme at all and is focused more on the activities she would like at her party. So with our conversation in mind and a few details on what she liked on their site, I continued my search.

Her favorite colors are blue, green and purple and she collects turtles and stars. I used these details about her as keywords to search their site. When I searched up stars, the search was endless, but I came across these amazing backdrops and different photo booth props and theme related items. Since she is our "selfie" queen, I thought this would make a great "non-theme" activity and we could call it the "Selfie Station". She does not know about his part, but I think she will definitely get a kick out of it. I focused the rest of my order on products and props for a photo booth type set up. I decided on the silver foil curtain backdrop, since she likes silver over gold, and purchased these really cool chalkboard thought bubbles.


Photos Courtesy of shindigz.com
The chalkboard thought bubbles come in a set of 12 for about $25. Each set includes a total of 12 bubbles that range from sizes 13 to 22 inches wide x 10 to 18 inches tall, printed on one side, and come with white chalk, craft sticks and adhesive pads for easy assembly. I'm pretty sure these are going to be a big hit with the birthday crowd. These will definitely make for some fun photos. Especially with the funny, funky colored foil wigs I also purchased for photo props. I ordered one in each of her three favorite colors. Paired with the thought bubbles, and silver backdrop these wigs will definitely be a fun addition. I can honestly see everyone enjoying the "Selfie Station"

The best part, most of the items I ordered, are reusable! I can use them for her party and reuse them for other parties. I have a huge family, which I have mentioned numerous times in this blog, having items we can all reuse and share is always a bonus. Plus you know kids.. If they see it somewhere, they just may want to do this too! Reusable items are my favorite kind of party supplies.

I ordered a few other things from Shindigz, but don't want to give everything away just yet. Stay tuned for the party post towards the end of September for the full details on our party set up and see if our "Selfie Station" works out. Until then enter to win a $50 Shindigz Gift Certificate for your own event! 

Giveaway Time!
9/2 - 10/2
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Be sure to follow Shindigz on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!