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With all this cold weather, I know I am not the only looking forward to Spring and Summer. I plan to be outside as much as possible. To get ready for the hours upon hours of watching my kids play outside, I need a few essentials.
For most of my outdoor items, accessories and furniture; I will be heading to Target.
Target knows that the best way to get out from under the winter blues is to start thinking about the warm, sunny weather that’s just around the corner. To help ensure that you are ready for everything from the beach and fun outdoor projects, to Spring cleaning and Spring Break – they’ve put tons of great items on sale.
Need a beach bag to go with that new swimsuit? Target has made it easy with their buy one, get one 50% off sale! Looking to create a backyard oasis? Save 20% on garden items, outdoor heating, and patio furniture! After this rough winter weather, you and your readers deserve some hot deals and great items for fun-in-the-sun.
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Encourage outdoor play
- Provide simple tools for discovery. A plastic shovel, a bug box, a water table.
- Keep your natural resources in mind. Head to the beach, go fishing or even explore your local park.
- Create and display bird feeders.
- Provide tree and plant identifying books.
- Scavenger hunts are always fun.
- Family walks or bike rides.
What other ways do you help encourage outdoor play with your children?
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I was recently given the opportunity to review these amazing Premium Silicone Baking Cups from The Simple Baker. They come in this super handy storage container and are very vibrant in color.
Here are the quick facts:
- Premium Simple Baker silicone baking cups are BPA Free and made with eco-friendly silicone
- 100% Pure food grade silicone cups are non-stick, stain resistant, and dishwasher safe
- Baking cup set comes in 6 vibrant colors – pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple – 4 cups of each color [24 total]
- Cups are heat resistant to 475°, and each cup measures 2-5/8 inch in diameter by 1.25 inch tall and holds 2.5 fluid ounces
- Produced by the same trusted brand that created the popular premium macaron baking mat.
- Bonus Cupcake Recipe eBook included when you purchase from Amazon! Kids love the colors!
My take on the Premium Silicone Baking Cups – Simply put … I love them.
I chose to make some delicious muffins for my kiddos on the day school was canceled for the potential weather issues in Myrtle Beach. (yes we are not accustomed to snow and do not have the equipment for ice like the Northern states).
The Archer Farms Glazed Donut Muffin Mix I purchased from Target was the perfect yummy snack to test out these baking cups. The kids loved them.
The muffins were moist and came out of the baking cups perfectly. Normally when I make muffins a few of them always stick or break apart in the traditional paper baking cups. With the silicone, the cooked muffins slid right out. I did not have to spray them with non-stick spray at all. Nothing stuck the inside of the silicone cups.
Clean up is simple, I just ran some water and added dish soap. I cleaned them up as I would washing normal dishes and put them back in the storage container. They are dishwasher safe, but I didn’t have enough dishes to run a full load.
I will no longer need to purchase paper baking cups, I will be using the Silicone Baking Cups from The Simple Baker from now on.
I received product in exchange for my honest opinion. This post may contain affiliate links, when clicked I may be compensated if you make a purchase. My words are 100% my own.
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Organize your pantry, office, classroom or get creative with premium Chalkboard Labels. Completely re-usable and super easy to clean. I was given the opportunity to receive some Chalkboard Labels from KANAS in return for my honest opinion.
I received the Variety pack including Rectangle, Oval and two Vintage Styles. These labels range from 3-3.5 inches x 2 inches; but can easily be cropped down using a photo trimming knife. You can read the full description and reviews on Amazon
The Chalkboard labels are very durable and easy to remove from the backing
I chose to use them for name labels on my son’s Valentine’s Day gift bags for school. I found some pink baggies at the Dollar Store, added some candy and twist tied them shut.
11 Amazing Uses for Chalkboard labels –
- Salads in a jar
- Classroom learning
- Classroom supplies organizing
- Kitchen canister labels
- To do lists
- Mason jars labels
- Tool box organizing
- Frozen food date labels
- Toy chest labeling
- Dresser organizing
- Bathroom organizing
The possibilities are endless.
I received free product in return for my honest opinion. All words are my own.
I was recently presented with the opportunity to receive and review a +LifeGuard Mini 1 Portable Charger. This portable charger is perfect for those on the GO GO GO, who always end up with a dead phone at the end of the day.
I received the product quickly from Amazon, you can find the listing here; and the packaging was perfect to avoid any damage.
Here are the product details –
WHY +LIFEGUARD MINI 1?
- Smart plug & play Samsung grade A cell battery.
- Real 3000mAh capacity – full charge your phone and still have juice.
- Quick charge – get your device 100% charged in 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
- Free 5.9in Apple compatible lightning cable – LIMITED TIME ONLY.
- Tough aluminum shell makes it impact resistant.
- Can be recharged more than 800 times.
- CE, ROHS and FCC certified.
iPhones, iPods, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony and other cell phones, MP3, MP4, digital cameras with DC 5V input.
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As an added bonus if you purchase your +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 portable charger right now, the company will include a 5.9-inch charge & sync lightning cable (Apple compact).
It has a convenient size for charge your iPhone (6+, 6, 5S, 5C or 5) with +LIFEGUARD MINI 1.
- The shipping and packaging were great as expected
- The color – PINK, is bright and very feminine. I love it – There is also a indicator light when the phone is charging.
- It charges quickly as it states. I plugged in at 30% and in 10 minutes was already up to 65%.
- You can use your phone while it’s charging
- The price is reasonable for Apple Certified Products – currently $22.97
Cons: (but not so irritating that it would cause me not to purchase)
- The device itself is a little heavy. I am sure that is so it can provide efficient charging capabilities, however for someone who already carries a purse that is heavy – I might not want to carry this around.
- The cord, while including when you purchase; could be a little bit longer. This would eliminate the need to hold the Lifeguard device while on the phone if I am charging my phone.
All in all, I love it. It is portable and works great. Since it is Apple Certified, nothing can go wrong.
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This kit includes:
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