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Sketch it up with a Coloré 26 piece Sketch and Drawing set

I got this product for free through as part of a product trial and the opinion below is my own unbiased opinion.

I was excited to get this because my son is always drawing and sketching. I have bought many sketch books and reams of paper over the years and he keeps getting better. This is his first real sketch and drawing kit and he is totally over the moon about it.

It comes with so much that I know it will last a long time. He's already broken into it and is using them to write and illustrate a new comic book. He has a definite passion for drawing and writing. So this kit is perfect for him, or for any sketch artist big or small; beginner or expert. The kit includes 12 graphite pencils with different grades of hardness and 1 soft graphite pencils; 3 charcoal pencils; 3 each of graphite and charcoal sticks in soft, medium and hard grades; 1 sharpener for each graphite and charcoal; and 1 eraser for each as well.

These are definitely high quality items and like I said…

Treat yourself: Join @HousePartyFun's "Refer-a-Partier" Sweeps for your chance to win a House Party VIP Pass!

Treat yourself: Join @HousePartyFun's "Refer-a-Partier" Sweeps for your chance to win a House Party VIP Pass!

Try Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme & ENTER Giveaway!!! ENTER NOW!

I received a sample size of this product for free from as part of a product trial and the opinion below is my own unbiased opinion.
I'm not sure I will continue to use this but I did try it. It comes in a small plastic container. It is creamy and smells like a York Peppermint Patty. Which I love.
It's made from all natural ingredients and is supposed to be healthier for you. It doesn't clog you pores or keep you from sweating and clogging ducts, like other deodorants and antiperspirants. This product is supposed to fight bacteria so you don't stink.
I used this twice and it didn't sting, and I could Definitely smell the minty smell hours later.
I like the texture of it. It was really soft.
They also have other scents that you can choose from too. #LoveYourBody and you can purchase it here: *********************************************************************

Sew It Up Quick with the Quick Stitch Sewing Kit

I received a free Quick Stitch Sewing Kit from Tomoson as part of a product review,  but I promise that the thoughts and opinions below are my own, unbiased opinions.

I am always sewing up holes in mine and my kid's clothes, hemming my own pants as I am rather short, and fixing stuffed animals and plush superheroes. I am always reaching for my sewing supplies in this big, bulky container. That's why I was so excited to get this product trial. The kit comes in a nylon zip-up case. When you open it up, you see that it is packed with lots of sewing necessities and perfect for any sewing emergency. It fits great in my purse. It can also fit in your glove box in your car, in a gym bag or back pack, a sewing bag, a desk, etc.

This kit has everything you'll need, whether you are a beginner or an expert and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Each kit includes:
* 24 needles in different sizes
* 2 needle threaders
* a seam ripper which comes with a protective case
* 12 spools of t…

New Silicone Baking Cups! Even More Reason To Get Cooking...

Just got the new Rainbow Wave Silicone Baking Cups and I love them. But I will admit I was a little apprehensive at first. I wasn't sure they'd work, and thought how could they go in the oven and be reusable. I thought they would be just as messy and that food would stick. But I was all wrong.
So I got them and was curious. I made corn bread muffins with them and they worked great. There was a little bit of crumbs left in some of the cups, but it was really easy to get them out and they didn't stick to the cups really at all.
They come in different colors; pink, yellow, purple, blue, green, and orange. They are perfect for making muffins or single serve desserts or entrees. You can bake them, microwave them, and put them in the fridge and the freezer.
They are eco friendly and take the place of disposable, paper cups so that reduces waste. They are made from 100% food grade silicone and come with a lifetime guarantee.
I really liked how they felt. They were thin, and flexible…

Keep food fresh with Orblue Bag Sealer

Just got to try the new Orblue Heat Sealer from for free. The following opinion is my own, unbiased opinion. I am so happy. I love it. You can find it on, and you'll love it I promise. It even has a lifetime guarantee.

*UPDATE* Still works a year later! No issues! :)
OK so most of you have heard about the big food saver tool right? This is like that but better. This is smaller, handheld. And you don't have to buy any food saving bags because you just seal the original product bag. It's so easy. It works with 2 AA batteries and has a magnetic strip on the back so you can keep it on the fridge for easy grab and go use.
I used it on everything I could, I swear. Like I said, it is so easy and fun. It came in the color orange, but there may be other colors available. It's easy to hold and clamp down on the bag.
You just grab something you want to seal. Let all the air out. Clamp down on the left edge, then slide it left to right. It locks in the f…

Best Frugal Family Fun Ideas

Lately it seems things are getting more expensive. So to have fun with our families, we have to get creative, utilize local resources, and make our own fun on our budgets. Below are some fun ideas to have a little free or cheap fun. With Spring Break and Summer Break coming, get some ideas ready for your active kids....* Join classes, clubs, etc at your local college, library, community or recreation center, or with your children's schools or start one of your own. * Volunteer. Not only is it beneficial to the community,  it can be fun for you and your children as well. Ideas for volunteering: soup kitchens, nursing homes, cleaning up parks, local events, etc* Get to know your local town and surrounding areas.  Visit a visitor's center and explore it like you were a tourist. Visit a museum, ask for tours.* Get outdoors. Go for a hike, nature walk or bike ride. * Have fun at home. Have a cooking day and let your kids help. Make a mess. Finish a DIY project. Make playdough or sl…

Leather Afterlife conditioner and Restorer

I recently got an 8 oz bottle of Leather Afterlife from through a product trial. I love it. I used it on my mom's leather couches we have had for the last 15 years. They definitely needed some conditioning and restoring.

First, we tried a small area on the back at the bottom which you should do with any topical cleaner. It didn't discolor the couch or ruin it's texture in any way, so we used it on the arm rests, the cushions and areas that needed it. It definitely conditioned it and looks almost brand new. It really brought the leather and color to life.

What's good about this product is that it really does protect from all forms of wear and tear. It brings aging leather back to excellent condition. Also it contains non-toxic ingredients
You can use it on virtually any type of leather, including: boots, purses, jackets, saddles, car interiors, furniture, baseball goes and other sports items.

Also it comes with a 100% Manufacturer Guarantee. I…

Mr Reliable Beard Oil

Recently got a 1 oz bottle of Mr Reliable Beard Oil free in the mail from for a product trial. I applied for this for my husband as he has a beard. He has never used a beard oil before but loved it and is looking to buy more.

Firstly, I LOVE the directions on the bottle! Stay manly lol!
"Using the handy dropper, place 4 to 6 drops of oil into palm. Rub upward into beard and into skin under the beard. Distribute evenly throughout the beard. Comb to style as desired and of course, Stay Manly."

The features and purpose for this product is that it conditions your beard and the skin beneath it, decreases dandruff, softens the hair and makes for easier manageability. It is perfect for any type of beard or hair type and the guys will love it. My husband loved that it was so easy to use. He would squeeze the applicator like 4 or 5 times into his hands then rub it through his beard and on his skin. It is unscented so it doesn't irritate the skin either.

Try the new #ReflectX Shower Shaving Mirror by Mirror on a Rope

I just got my new ReflectX Shower Mirror this week and so far we love it. I picked the green one as it is my favorite color.

As directed, I held the mirror under the hot water in the shower before using it and it didn't fog once throughout my shower. And my husband said it was nice to be able use to shave in the shower using the stainless steel hook to hold it.

According to the company, "The back is covered with the most advanced boat and race car wrap material available. This wrap material can withstand conditions much harsher than in your shower such as 150+ MPH winds mixed with water and road debris. Will it hold up in your shower? Absolutely and typically it will last for YEARS. It also looks fantastic."

Along with the mirror, it came with a rope that is adjustable for hanging where you want and a stainless steel hook for hanging the mirror from the shower wall and a really nice black microfiber bag labeled with the company name. Perfect for taking along on trips …

Colore Your World with Chalk Markers by Colore!

I tried the liquid chalk markers from Colore and loved them. They are so bright and easy to use and so much fun.

I got 8 chalk markers and a neon green silicone holder for them. I love it. Green is my favorite color. So excited. First, as directed,  I shook each one and then pushed down on the tip until the tip filled with the color then shook it and wrote away.

The liquid chalk flowed smoothly and it was easy to write and draw with. My 4 year old daughter loved coloring with these on our whiteboard. Definitely recommend these to others.  It's perfect for notes, drawing, etc and can be used on any non-porous surface like windows, mirrors, whiteboards, but you want to test a small area first to make sure it wipes of clean. These wiped off easy for me.

Each marker has a Dual Tip Design and is Interchangeable Between Bullet and Chisel Tip
They come in 8 bright colors including purple, white, blue, yellow, orange, pink, red and green Liquid Chalk Markers by Colore - 8 Pack

Get Your Carpets Clean With #CarpetAfterLife & WIN Some of Your Own!!! #contest

Get Your Carpets Clean With #CarpetAfterLife & Win Some of Your Own!!! #contest
Got pets? Kids? A messy husband?  Use Carpet Afterlife, the safest, most powerful product to clean and remove all odors and stains left by your kids, messy husband and your pets!
Carpet Afterlife's Bio-enzymatic formula really works to clean up bacteria and odors instead of just cleaning the surface or covering them up like other carpet cleaners. It goes down deep to completely destroy the bacteria that causes stains and odors. Which is great for me because of my active kids. Also, living in the Pacific Northwest, we are always tracking dirt and mud in the house after the rain. This carpet cleaner does wonders for my carpet. So easy to keep them clean.
Like with any new cleaning product, you want to do a spot test to make sure there is no discoloration or ruining of the fabric. Carpet Afterlife passed the test on my own carpet.
I used this as a spot cleaner today and sprayed the areas where it ne…

New Parent Worries...Just Breathe and Congratulations !

It is always so exciting to bring baby home finally. And for the first few hours or so, you are so focused on just being home that you don't think of anything else. But now you have this precious, fragile bundle of joy that you are supposed to bathe and clip their nails and change their diapers and swaddle and soothe, etc. When it comes down to it, no matter whether you are a new mom or experienced mom, it can be scary or nerve wracking to do these things for the first time. Add to that, lack of sleep and constant crying if you have a colicky baby, and you have a stressful situation.
But like I said, try to enjoy each moment. When they finally fall asleep on you and give those cute little sighs, when they look into your eyes and you just feel your whole body warm up, when they wrap their hand around your finger, and when you pick them up and they instantly stop crying. These are the joys of parenting. For everything else, you can ask friends and family for advice, or your pediatr…

Love my new Organic Lip Balms from

Just got my 4 Pack of organic lip balms through I got these for free as part of a product trial in return for my honest opinion.

I am an avid user of lip balm. I probably apply some like 10 times a day. I usually have chapped lips during the winter and just love using lip balm. I was excited to find out that I was approved for this trial,  and ecstatic when I finally got them in the mail.

They are made from natural organic ingredients including beeswax and coconut oil and 4 different flavors: Peppermint, Raspberry, Asian Pear, and Vanilla Bean. They are scentalicious and soft and easy to apply. They smell and taste good and make my lips feel soft instantly. 

If I don't eat or drink anything,  it doesn't rub off. Even if I eat and drink,  it still feels soft on my lips. I love the scents, especially the Raspberry and the Vanilla Bean, but all 4 are great.

The label design is simple and fits with a "natural" product. The colors are earth tones and fit with t…

#LetsGetRandom with new Wonka #Randoms Gummy Candy

Just got our #Randoms gummies and we LOVE them! They are so soft and chewy and taste sooo good! So many different shapes like feet and unicorns and suns and instruments, etc. Kids are having a blast looking at Every Single Gummy haha! 
I knew there were 70 different shapes and different textures and colors, but I didn't expect what kind of shapes there was. It was so fun to go through them. We even saw hats and a race car and shoes lol. It was fun.
 I have never been more excited for and candy. We love gummies and these are the best. They weren't too hard or too soft but just right and just chewy enough. The flavors were yummy too. Can't think of one thing I didn't like, except maybe that the bag was small and no we didn't have more. But these are definitely going on my shopping list  :)
#gotitfree from Smiley360 #thankyou #loveit #yayness #candy #producttrials