2014/10/30

Kidecals - Product Review




Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe!  Plus they stick to any surface! You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, tupperware, devices...you name it. If you don't need any name labels, there are still plenty of options to choose from for both kids and adults! We offer keyboard stickers canning/baking labels, chalkboard labels, and much more!






Review:

I received a package of these labels for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

The labels exceeded my expectations.  I went to Kidecals website and browsed through the multitude of options available.  They are all customizable.  I chose an owl with just our last name similar to this:
I left off the phone number and moved the name down just a bit.

I decided on just the last name and a gender neutral design.  I can use these on anything for anyone in our family.  I have stuck a couple on my sons' water bottles they carry to school.  The labels have been outstanding.  They have not shown any signs of peeling off the bottles and they haven't faded even after going through the dishwasher a few times.

I have not tried them on fabric as of yet.  Once we get into colder weather, I plan on using these labels on winter coats, hats, and maybe gloves.  My boys loved the cute owl.  My oldest wanted several of the other designs.  There are so many to choose from!

If you've been disappointed in the past with labels that just don't stand up to every day use, then do yourself a favor and invest in these labels.  You get quite a few for the price so they are a reasonable value.  Plus they're made in the USA.  All good things from my view point.

Kidecals website is easy to use, shipping is free, and if you sign up for their newsletter you receive 15% off your first purchase.


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2014/10/29

How to be Manly - Book Tour and Giveaway

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How To Be ManlyWhen Fatty Matty Sullivan finds a self-help book by former football great Tad Manly at a yard sale, he secretly starts following the old pro’s advice to get in shape and get the girl. Summer goals: lose the milkshake weight, join the football team, and turn himself into the kind of guy super hot Cassie Bale will love.

But between taking care of his grandfather, trying to pass remedial Algebra, and getting caught up in his friend Jester’s half-baked weed-dealing schemes, Matty’s summer isn’t quite the game-changer he’d planned. When on top of it all his dad moves back in with his own plans to get rich quick, Matty suddenly has much bigger things to worry about than football and whether or not Cassie’s going to call him back. And it turns out that there might be more to being manly than he thought.

Maureen O’Leary Wanket’s debut is a sharp, comic novel about trying to do the right thing… even when you’re not sure what that is.

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Put How To Be Manly on your TBR list


Meet the Author:

MOW author pic_cr suzanne swansonMaureen O’Leary Wanket is a writer and teacher living in Sacramento, California with her husband and two daughters. How To Be Manly is inspired by the humor and courage of the students she’s met in her classrooms over the past twenty years. She loves high school football, but only when she happens to teach at least half of the players on the field.

Her short stories have appeared in Esopus, Xenith, Fiction at Work, Blood and Thunder, Musings on the Art of Medicine and Prick of the Spindle.

Maureen writes articles about issues in education for local and national publications. She also muses about inspirations for a writer’s life in Friday Free Topic at http://maureenoleary.wordpress.com.

How To Be Manly is her first novel.

Find Maureen on: Twitter | Blog | Goodreads



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2014/10/28

Drink Duets - Product Review




Fun and Functional - Drink Duets  Bottle Tags -  Colorful, soft, reusable tags which you slip over the neck of a bottled beverage.  They come in 12 different colors and can also be written on with a sharpie or stick on initials if having different colors isn't enough to differentiate.  
The result:  saving money on  drinks (water, beer soda, sport drinks), saving time and trips to the grocery store, and no more spreading of germs by accidentally sharing bottles.     Great for the Drink Cooler too at the  beach, tailgating, picnic or sports field! No more soccer field sideline confusion! 

We also have Glass Skirts  ( 8 per pkg) made of the same material that spiral around the stem of a wine glass. Perfect complement to the bottle tags at your next Get Together.  Pretty and  Practical - so much cuter than traditional Wine Charms.





Available at www.DrinkDuets.com by the pack or inquire about our custom and bulk ordering for fundraising.  Retailers listed on our site as well.


Review:
I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

These little tags are a spectacular idea!  They're made from craft foam making them light, small, and so very easy to pack.    If you've got a big gathering during the upcoming holidays, these will be just the item to take with you.

We used these when our family went to the beach.  We each had a water bottle that we kept refilling and we each put a different colored tag on them.  Our boys really enjoyed being able to write their names on the tags and keeping up with which bottle was their own.  This also helped mom and dad not have to listen to more bickering!

There are 12 different color tags in a package of the bottle tags and 8 colors in the Glass Skirts package.  They are reasonably priced at $4.50 each package for bottle tags or the glass skirts.  If you need a bulk order, they will work with you on that as well as personalization.  So if you've got a large family gathering to go to or something like a youth lock-in, these would help cut down on confusion about water bottles and to whom they belong.

We've really enjoyed using the Drink Duets.  They're fun colors, made in the USA by a mom-trepreneur in NY, and they're easy to use.  Save yourself a headache while on vacation or in a big group with these bottle tags.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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