Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday and Mabel's Labels

I just got an email that I wanted to share with you.  My darlings at Mabels Labels are having a Cyber Monday sale!!!

Regular Price: $18.50, sale price $12.95

40% off Selected Write-On! Stationery, in choice of Bzzz or Cowpoke designs
Regular Price $34, sale price $20.40

While you're there, make sure you check out the Label Out Loud labels....and then come back here next week to win some! ;)

***Mabels Labels did not pay me a cent to write this, just passing along great savings to my friends!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Busytown Mysteries, it's a HIT!

Recently the One2One Network sent me a copy of two episodes in the new series, Busytown Mysteries.  These cartoons are based on Richard Scarry's Busytown Books.  I was so excited because I loved these books as a child, and my children love them now!

Now, my children don't watch much TV at all.  Really, it is pretty rare that I let them watch anything at all, and when they do I want to be sure it is educational.  This definitely fits the bill.

Each program is made up of two 11 minute segments and follow the lives of the most beloved Scarry characters, Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm, as they solve many everyday mysteries of Busytown.  Where is Mr. Frubmle's pickle car?  The Busytown kids will find out!  How can they help a lost parrot find it's owner?  Leave it to Huckle and friends to solve the case!  Busytown Mysteries engages children with fun storylines nad loveable characters, while introducing them to deductive reasoning skills.  Who?What?Where?When?Why?How?

Not only is this a great program, but it is something I don't mind letting my kiddos watch.  It is on Saturday mornings, and you can be sure my two were up early wanting to watch Huckle and his pals!  You can go here to find out when it is showing where you live.

Not only can you watch the programs on Saturday morning, but they have a fun interactive website for the kiddos also.

Don't just take my word for it though, listen to my kids!  When I asked them what they thought of it here were their responses.
Seth: It's double thumbs up! (that's as high a compliment you can get from him!)
Amelia: I like when they go to the library and I like the dragon, the dragon part is cool Mom.

So there you have it folks, awesome new shows on CBS Saturday Mornings! 

Enjoy, and you're welcome ;)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cheer Review and Giveaway :: Fight the Dingies! **WINNER**

I have really loved reading your responses as to how you brighten the lives of others.  I know it is not always easy to talk about what we do well, but you all did fabulous!

Using, I have come up with lucky #9!

Elizabeth said...
I brightened my new neighbor's day with a loaf of cranberry bread this morning!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sorel Boots; a Review

I live in Utah.  Did you know that?  Did you also know it is the home of the greatest snow on earth?  Did you also know it gets super cold and winter goes from October to May?  Yeah, Utah.  Not the place I wanted to end up, but I am here and am trying to make the best of it.

When we decided to bury Emma here, I knew I would need some good "cemetery shoes".  You know, the kind that will keep my feet warm and dry when I need to spend hours at her grave?  Yep, those kinds.  And since, as I mentioned before, I live in the snow laden mountains, I have needed something to fit the bill.

I have made due the last 5 winters with some shoes from Target.  They kept my feet dry, but not warm.  This year, I have been given a pair of these, Hoonah boots from Sorel.

To say I was excited is an understatement.  Finally, I have something to keep my feet warm and dry this winter.  These are perfect for taking my kids about town, walking the boy to school, even paired with a skirt they are cute.

These boots come in two colors, the one shown above is actually a little more a camel color in person, or in black.  Some of my favorite features are the waterproof full-grain leather uppers to keep your feet dry, the rock pile fleece lining to keep my feet warm and the 100g. Thinsulate Insulation just for fun!  The molded EVA comfort footbed that can be taken out if needed is another great feature.  I love how easy on and off they are, with a zipper on the inside of the boot.  I will not be slipping and sliding all over the place in these boots either, with a traction enhancing multi-directional rubber lug outsole, these are super sturdy!

Thanks to Sorel, I will be warm and dry for many years to come.  These quality boots will last for many years, which is one of the many great features of Sorel boots.

I love these so much, that we are going to buy my husband some Sorels for him this winter.  He walks to and from work everyday, so he needs something that he can walk to work in and wear at work. 

Go check out their new website and see the great options to keep you warm and dry this winter.  What is your favorite design?  What feature do you look for in a boot?

If you are needing something this winter, you definitely should invest in Sorels, you won't be disappointed.

***This is a compensated review from Sorel, however even if I hadn't been given these great boots to review, I would have bought them and reviewed them anyway!***