Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 Laminator, home uses are abundant for families

When I first told my friends about getting a laminator, they laughed. Why would you need one of those office supplies? What do you need to protect?  Are you making signs for around the house?  It's simple, if you have kids, a laminator can be your savior.

Think about it. Kids can be tough on items. Have you ever seen their clothes, shoes or school backpack. In a few short weeks, these items can look like they've been through a catastrophe. How do you think that they will keep their multiplication flash cards, study notes or chores list safe for a month. The solution is to laminate that list. With a laminator like Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 laminator, you can keep these pages safe for months. No more worrying about split water bottles or dropping it in a puddle.

The Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 is a great solution for home use. Reasonably priced, this laminator is easy to use. It offers the following features:
  • Rapid 1-minute warm-up with InstaHeat Technology
  • 12-1/2" entry width accommodates multiple document sizes
  • Hot lamination for 3-mil or 5-mil and cold setting for self-adhesive pouches
  • Green light and audible beep indicate when machine is ready to laminate
  • Release lever disengages pouch for re-centering or removal
  • Auto Shut off save energy and prevents overheating
  • Includes laminating starter kit
 The Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 retails for $189.94 at Shoplet.com.

In our house, we have several uses for the Fellowes Saturn 3i 125. Besides using laminated sheets for study guides, a plain, white laminated page works perfect as a to-do dry erase doodling pad. Throw a sheet and some markers into your purse. The plain page is a great way to draw and create while waiting at dinner, appointments or even on long car trips. From an artistic masterpiece to tic tac toe, the ideas are many. Plus, you can start over with just a wipe of the page. No need to carry big books or tons of materials. It's a quick, easy way to entertain kids without an electronic device.

Other great ideas for a laminated page are weekly chore list, important phone numbers or luggage tags for travel.

Once you purchase a laminator, you won't realize how many uses you have for it. Get your Fellowes Saturn 3i 125 today!

Disclosure: The review received this item for purposes of this post. All opinions are her own.

Summer crafts got a little boost #RecycleYourPeriodPad

With the kids out on summer vacation, moms are looking for activities to keep them occupied. The dreaded "I'm bored" "We've got nothing too do" are phrases that can turn a mom into a distress case. That "boredom" can lead to a little creativity by kids, which can make for home repairs for moms. It's time to get crafty and give the kids some projects. Why not #RecycleYourPeriodPad into a summer activity, crafting success.

Have you ever noticed that kids love to paint. Putting color to white paper can bring hours of creative fun. From wide, bold strokes to small, delicate embellishments, kids can fill an afternoon with painting activities. Unfortunately for moms, painting can create a huge mess.

Since moms don't want to do loads and loads of laundry with paint dribbles, you can #RecycleYourPeriodPad into a easy catch all, mess up cleaner for those painting projects. One pad can be the perfect resting place for messy paint brushes. The kids don't have to know what these absorbent little pads are. It keeps the table clean and you can just throw everything away for easy clean-up.

Why am I focusing on #RecyclingYourPeriodPad? It's because period pads aren't for LBL. LBL is light bladder leakage. Poise Thin-Shape pads are a better solution for LBL.

Designed to move with your body, new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads† to help you take care of leaks with confidence. These new pads are 40% thinner than original Poise brand pads. 

Have an enjoyable, confident, and stress-free summer by #RecyclingYourPeriodPad.

Dads are our heroes who deserve GoPro HERO+ LCD from Best Buy

For many, dads are heroes in our lives. From being the big, strong man who scoops us up in scary times to the man who walks his little princesses down the aisle, dads are the everyday heroes that we depend on. When it comes to Father's Day gifts, the gift should express gratitude for everything that this man has done in our lives. While some dads may appreciate a tie or a new shirt, the GoPro HERO+ LCD could be the awesome Father's Day gift that will make dad the envy of the neighborhood.

In our household, we have a huge, once in a lifetime trip coming up. Heading to Africa for a safari and shark diving is a huge undertaking. We can't wait to see the lions, elephants and Great White sharks. While we will hold those memories close, we want to capture each and every moment to share with friends, family and even for ourselves. In our house, dad is getting a GoPro HERO+ LCD from Best Buy. (shhh - don't tell him yet though)

 The GoPro HERO+ LCD is a new addition to the GoPro line of action cameras. This GoPro offers, 1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in WiFi. With the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, the action camera connects to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and content sharing to Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms. Also, this version offers the convenience of a touch display.

We will be getting the GoPro HERO+ LCD because we want the convenience of capturing both video and photos in action situations. From chasing a zebra on safari to stalking the sharks, the GoPro HERO+ LCD will keep pace with the fast moving animals. There is worry about missing a moment or a shot. After all, we need these super cool moments for the family Christmas card.

Just in time for Father's Day, Best Buy is offering several specials to give dads a little more with their Father's Day gifts.

These offers include:
  • HERO+LCD (Sku 6954009) with free 32GB Extreme Plus memory card (Sku 9387066). Valid 6/14-6/20
  • Free $50 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of the GoPro HERO4 Silver (Sku 8374096) or GoPro HERO4 Black (Sku 8374078). Valid 6/7-6/20

This year give dad, your hero, a gift that he will use over and over. Head to Best Buy and pickup the GoPro HERO+ LCD. What memories will you capture? 

Disclosure: All posts must include the following disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Skinvolve, smoothing out the bumps to show off your hard work

Like many other women, I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, there's a glass of wine or a cupcake to make the hard day seem more manageable. Still, I wake up early, workout out, drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet. Even with all the good that I do, my body reflects the peaks and valleys of my life. From stretch marks to bumps (and lumps), these imperfections have been hard earned. While I know that no body is perfect, a little assistance to make me look and feel better isn't out of the realm of possibilities. To give my body and confidence a boost, I decided to try Skinvolve.

Skinvolve is a brand of skincare that helps improve the bumps, lumps and dimples that have multiple
over time. This brand of skincare that is is designed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. The ingredients are designed for toning, body contour and cellulite breakup of fat cells. Ideally within about 4 weeks, users can experience a reduced appearance in cellulite.

While no cream (or pill) is a miracle in a bottle, Skinvolve is a great option to supplement a healthy lifestyle and active choices. For the past couple of weeks, I've been trying the Skinvolve as part of my skincare regime. Since I've been training for a 10K, I thought that I would use the Skinvolve Body Boost on my hips and thighs. Overall, I've been pleased with the changes that I've experienced.

The Skinvolve Body Boost contains active ingredients to help produce tighter, smoother skin. The active ingredients Ginseng, Green Tea, Guarana, Menthol, Aloe Vera, & Vitamins A,B,C,E help improve skin's appearance. Used daily (in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle), changes can be achieved.

Personally, I liked using the Body Boost after my morning shower, post workout. I replaced my daily moisturizer with the Skinvolve. My skin felt smooth, moisturized and supple. While I'm not saying that this product is like liposuction in a bottle, my thighs and hips look and feel better. I'm feeling more confident in shorts for the summer. I feel good about both my hard work in the gym and my appearance and that's the most important factor.

Skinvolve offers two products, the Body Boost Gel and  Body Karate Cream. Used separately or together, the products combine anti-aging properties, smoothing cream and hydrating characteristics to help skin's appearance.

Are you ready to give your healthy living and active lifestyle a boost? Try Skinvolve today!

Disclosure: The writer received this product for purposes of this post. All opinions are her own.

Renuzit Pearl Scents, combating the stinky boys bathroom - review/giveaway

Being a mom of two boys, I have been unprepared for some of my life's daily occurrences. Putting aside the stinky gym bags, sweaty socks and other "boy-isms" the bathroom has been a struggle. Who would think that two little boys could produce that much smell, stink or horrible odor.  What is a mom to do? In our house, Renuzit Pearl Scents to the rescue.

Renuzit Pearl Scents is a odor neutralizer. Instead of spraying after a stinky event, the Renuzit Pearl Scents offer 30 days of continuous odor removing help. With no electric plugs, flames or aerosol containers, this refreshing fragrance helps to reduce stinky odors in any room in the house.

Renuzit Pearl Scents is offered in the following fragrances.
  • Pure Breeze®
  • After the Rain®
  • Tranquil
  • Serenity
  • Seductive Pineapple
As a mom of boys, home fragrances need to be fresh, but not heavy on the floral notes. I get tired of hearing - we're not girls!  Why does the bathroom smell like perfume. Of course, even the most heavy perfume could be an improvement over icky boy smells. The compromise in our house is the After The Rain Renuzit Pearl Scents.

The After the Rain scent balances a slightly citrus note with a faint floral undertone. The fragrance reminds me of the calm, peaceful moment after a summer storm. It has the feeling that all the dirt, grime and smell has been wiped clean from the rain. Even the boys are coming around to the non-boy smell that is the norm in their bathroom.

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Disclosure: The writer received this product for the purposes of this post. All opinions are her own.  

The Briefcase on CBS, families face a $101,000 dilemma

If you were presented with a suitcase full of cash could you act selflessly? Many people dream of winning the lottery, getting a windfall or just having a few extra dollars of mad money. But if that elusive pile of cash was sitting in front of you, what would you do? Could you hand over some, most or all of it to a complete stranger? This premise is the concept behind the new television show, The Briefcase.

From the creator of the Biggest Loser, The Briefcase, a new reality based television show, brings into question a family’s altruistic nature versus fulfilling its own needs. A family is given a briefcase with $101,000 and is given a dilemma. Within 72 hours, the family must decide to keep all of the money, keep part of the money or give all of the money to another family. During the time-frame, the family learns about the other family who they could give the money. The heart of the story is the question is it better to give than receive?

To be honest, who couldn't use $100,000? From paying off debt to paying for kids college to just giving your savings account a little cushion, that large sum of money could make a difference in almost anyone’s life. Even with all that what if dreaming, could you put your own needs aside to help someone else? While it sounds easy in the abstract, the ability to act in the moment could be an extreme struggle.

Unlike other reality television shows, The Briefcase doesn't preach who is more deserving or criticize the decisions families make. The hour long program offers a glimpse into a family’s life that outwardly may seem happy but is fraught with internal struggles. While money can alleviate some obstacles, the family unit must be the pillar of strength. Without that strength, no pile of cash will make life better.

The Briefcase will air on CBS Wednesday, May 27. Please check your local listings for specific times. 

Do you in think it is better to give rather than receive?

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Life is messy, 101 uses for Huggies Wipes

When you kids leave diapers, do you ditch the baby wipes? Let's be honest, Kids Outgrow Diapers,
Not Messes*. While moms might ditch the big diaper bag once the kids get a little older, we shouldn't ditch the packages of diaper wipes. Huggies Diaper Wipes are a must have for anyone who makes a mess.

It has been said that Huggies diaper wipes have a 101 uses. While I haven't counted that exact number, I know that diaper wipes are perfect for  numerous situations. From the errant art project that get more color on hands versus the paper to the messy spaghetti that gets all over the face, diaper wipes make for a quick clean-up. With one swipe, the mess is gone. More importantly, you aren't sending the kids back to the bathroom to re-wash the missed spot (don't can't they look in the mirror).

With summer vacation approaching, Huggies Diaper Wipes are a staple in our on the go backpack. When I have to carry the backpack around the theme park, water park or just walking around the city, I want to have the least amount of items as possible. The diaper wipes can replace multiple clean-up items in the backpack.

No matter where we go, the kids (and occasionally me) attract dirt. Sometimes a bathroom isn't close by (or a port-a-potty isn't the cleanest option). The Huggies Diaper Wipes can clean off hands before a snack or clean up after eating that messy ice cream cone.

On super hot days, a Huggies Diaper wipe can offer a quick refresher. After a long run or a couple of hours at the zoo, everyone can feel sticky and sweaty. A swipe of a Huggies Diaper Wipe can wipe away sweat and grime, which can leave you feeling refreshed.

Available in a convenient, portable pack, the Huggies Diaper Wipes offer triple clean layers. These One & Done cleaning option makes quick work of mess clean-up. The sensitive wipes are soft on the skin yet get the kids clean. (These wipes are sensitive enough for make-up removal too). Basically, the Huggies Diaper Wipes are a must have to keep in the house.

Walmart offers a wide selection of Huggies Diaper Wipes. From convenient on-the-go packs to designer tubs, there is an option that works for your family.

Remember, Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes* - get clean with Huggies Diaper Wipes at Walmart.