Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WW: Field Day {Linky}

With last week being the last week of school, and my husband being out of town for half of it, I got behind in posting. 

The boys had their Field Day last week. 

It just so happened to be Isaak's birthday on that day. I was supposed to be giving my final to my college students. My assistant was kind enough to give it for me. What was I thinking having a baby (Isaak) the last week of school, and another one (Mica) on the first week of school? I've never been able to go to a single one of the boy's Field Days. I was happy to go!

Plunger and a Ball - If they dropped it, they were supposed to use the plunger to pick it back up. Not very many kids did that. They used their hands.

Hockey Stick and a Ball

Gunny Sack Race - This one cracked me up! Mica (the one in blue) said, "Mom Field Day turned into Valentines Day. Sofie asked to be my partner in the 3 legged race." He's had a crush on her all year.

Mica's teacher joined in on the fun.

Racing With a Wet Sponge - Their line had to race to fill up a bucket down the way. Whatever line filled the bucket up first won. 

Tug of War - The one girl I know, and her Mom's ok with online photos. I swear Mica was thinking, So what the girls are up.

Mica - Yes we won!

The Bounce House Race

Field Day has changed, since I was little. It used to be long jump, high jump, pass the baton, who could run around the track the fastest. We got ribbons for these things if we placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. 

Now there's no winners really. It's all for fun. There's no ribbons.

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Magnesium Survival Fire Starter Review

I recently got a Magnesium Survival Fire Starter by Pernix to Review. We go camping in the summer time, so I thought this would be so helpful to start fires.

It has a compact design convenient for travel, and also an attached lanyard for easy handling!  

I really like how long the paracord is. I do wish the magnesium stick would be a little longer. Sparks were a little too close to my fingers when I was trying to start it.

The Magnesium Survival Fire Starter Can Be Used For: 
  • Lighting Camp Fires
  • Stoves
  • Gas-Barbecues
  • Much More

It is helpful to have torn up paper with you. If you are out in the middle of no where dried up leaves, and kindling will work.

With the help of the Magnesium Survival Fire Starter, you will always be prepared for any journey you embark on! No longer will you have to struggle with the use of wet matches or lighters, because this fire starter is easy to use in any condition, wet or dry! The fact that you can use it in any condition is great!

I had trouble getting a fire started. I could get sparks, but actually getting a good fire was a different story. Maybe since I was limited to a video time frame was the problem. I have to admit I'm not the best at starting fires. That's usually Travis' job.

It contains a magnesium rod which creates schorching hot sparks that produces fires instantly! This Fire Starter is made of extremely durable military grade material which lasts for approximately 12,000 strikes. It is guaranteed to function during all of your out-door endeavours, in any weather, including wind, rain, or snow! 

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‪#‎CheezItExtraToasty‬ Review

My boys are always hungry! I hear, "Can I have a snack?" and "Can I have dessert?" all the time. 

Everyone in our house was super happy when I got a HUGE box in the mail from Cheez-It Extra Toasty. It was packed with all kinds of fun things.

  • Soft T-shirts
  • Sunglasses With a Case
  • Flip Flops
  • A Cheez-It Blanket
  • Cheez-It Socks
  • Cheez-It Beach Ball
  • Cheez-It Extra Toasty Crackers

I was destined to like Cheez-It's. Why? Because when my Mom gave birth to me my Dad was eating them. My Mom turned to him and said, "Put the Cheez-It's down. Help me deliver this baby!" 
The products in the box are so fun! The boys were cracking me up because they've been fighting over the sunglasses, socks and blanket. In fact Mica said, "When it gets cold out again can I have that blanket on my bed?" I said, "Sure, but really it's my blanket." They've taken turns wearing the socks. Those to are mine. ;)

We have all dived into the Cheez-It Extra Toasty Crackers. I teased Travis saying, "Those are mine. I got them for review. You can't have them." I let the boys devour one box, and the other box I mixed in with pretzels.

Mica was home one day when Isaak was out with a friend. He became my Cheez-It Extra Toasty model.

I happen to love the sunglasses! They say, "Extra Toasty" on the side.

Mica's favorites were the crackers, the socks, and the blanket. Isaak's favorites where the crackers, and beach ball.

Are you a Cheez-It fan? Try out Cheez-It Extra Toasty crackers! They will not disappoint you!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Cheez-It. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Greenwald Carpet & Fabric Stain Remover Review

One thing that I just can't keep clean is my love seat. Isaak likes to look out the window a lot. We have wood floors, so anything that's on his socks travel up to the love seat. He's all boy when it comes to being clean. 

I got Greenwald Carpet & Fabric Stain Remover to review. I've been using it on my love seat to keep it clean.You can check out more of their products here.

The cleaner comes packs of potent cleaner, that you put into the squirt bottle, top it with warm water, shake and use. 

I had a bowl of water. I sprayed the love seat, dipped a scrubber that I only use on my love seat into water, scrub, and put the scrubber in the water to release the dirt. I cleaned a ton of dirt off it! 

This is just one of the many bowls of dirty water. It's not like I never clean this love seat. I do often. That's how dirty it gets with boys!

Allergy Alert:
I don't like cleaning with anything that has a lot of chemicals. This does. I do feel like I was spinning my wheels with natural cleaners. 

It did bother my allergies, while cleaning. I found it difficult to breathe. That's how little my body tolerates strong chemicals.

It even says on the cleaner to not clean without gloves. I didn't use gloves because I used a scrub brush with a handle. 

I only see myself using this cleaner for the love seat. I don't have carpet, and our bigger sofa is leather. 

This is something I won't let my kid's use to help me clean, and I'll try using it when I know I'm going to leave soon after the job.

It did however get the job done!

Cleans the Toughest Stains!

1. It's more powerful than the average cleaner purchased and discount stores. It works deep to remove the toughest stains from carpet, fabric and upholstery. 

2. It saves money. Because when purchasing either the kit or the refills (note: this promotion is for the "kit" that also contains a 6 pack of refills) it's 30-70% less than competing products.

3. It saves a ton of space. Each dissolvable refill makes a 32 ounce spray bottle and each refill fits in the palm of your hand. You can store gallons of cleaner refills in the size of a cigar box. You can store an entire arsonal of cleaners in a drawer. It frees up cleaner closet or under the sink space. 

4. It's environmentally friendly from the standpoint that you're not purchasing a new plastic bottle every time you need a new bottle of cleaner. You recycle the existing cleaner bottle that you have. This means less plastic bottle trash (5 times less or more) that goes to local landfills let alone less trash you deal with.  

What do you use to clean for your toughest stains?

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