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Getting the Best Focus For 2018 with Abrie James




Here we are in 2018 bright-eyed and ready to make this year our own. I am like that every year but to be honest I usually fizzle out around the early spring. The first sign of a holiday and all of my focus is out the window. Not this year! Thanks, Abrie James for having my back on this one.

I just received the Abrie James 2018, planner. This is an awesome planner that has every day, week, and year lined out with enough space to actually add in my plans. I remember one year that I tried to use a planner and Saturday and Sunday had to share a box. The first time my plans wouldn't fit on that triangle slot, I tossed in the drawer.

Well, guess what, I have kids, I'm a working mom, a lot of my work and work goals are on weekends. I have a giveaway going live in 15 1/2 hours. I need weekend space.

From the beginning, I was impressed with the brand. The package was cushioned to keep it safe during shipping. That is a big deal to me when ordering books of any kind. I don't like bent edges. When I opened the package, I found a neatly wrapped box with the words ABRIE JAMES on the front.



A sturdy, elegant but simple box. I love it. I was instantly thinking, hmm, I can use that for papers instead of cramming them in a drawer. I am one of those people that write everything down to get it in one place but then I still keep whatever appointment or reminder I have just in case I wrote it down wrong. So, it's like backing up my files. Not that I keep up with it, I just have it all. I think I may want to be a hoarder somewhere deep inside.

Opening the box, I was even more impressed. Right away I saw the stack of Thank You cards. Seriously, how thoughtful. There have been so many times I would work through a great campaign and a brand or company would go an extra mile for me and I would want to send them a handwritten thank you note but, I wouldn't have one so I didn't.



Saying thank you goes a long way. For other bloggers, this is a great time to use those business cards that have been sitting on your desk. I am pretty excited and I know who my first card is going out to.

To the planner! It's amazing. It has a clear thick cover that's flexible and very sturdy. The rings are close together and provide good balance and reliability. The pages inside are even more impressive.

There is a tab for every month with a box calendar on the first page to fill in appointments deadlines, reminders, you know, all of the calendar stuff. BUT there is also a few extra pages after each monthly calendar to write notes and be more descriptive. I love that! To even further the note taking there is a section just for notes and gratuity.



For every month there is a spot that shows the month before and after which I find very helpful. Especially when it comes time to plan my giveaways because a lot of the time they don't start and end in the same month. There are 10 days to 2-week pre-giveaway time that helps amp our readers up and get other bloggers on board to help promote it. It is very rare that all of that happens in one month. Having the reminder right there is awesome.

I love the quotes at the bottom of the pages. They are all positive messages that really feel good to read. There is one for every week in the notes section. The quote for this week is-
"I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination- Jimmy Dean." 
There is so much about the Abrie James 2018 calendar that really makes me love it more and more. The little thoughtful touches that make me as an owner of the product, feel important. They used a great layout with an elegant but simple design. I love this planner.



You can check out Abrie James on their website (www.abriejames.com) and on their social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

I received this product for free to facilitate this review. If you have any questions please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected] We love hearing from you!


Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Giveaway!

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Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Giveaway! $170 RV (Ends 2/14) @TheReadydesk @SMGurusNetwork

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Welcome To The Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Giveaway! $170 RV

1 winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More , Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, and Tales From A Southern Mom

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1 Lucky Winner Receives A Readydesk ~ Adjustable Standing Desk Valued at $170.

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway #Emior

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Calamityware Dinnerware Giveaway @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork

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Calamityware "Fun, Unique & Stylish" Dinnerware Giveaway! $104 RV ~ 1 Winner (Ends 2/14) @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome To The Calamityware "Fun, Unique & Stylish" Dinnerware Giveaway! $104 RV

1 winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More , Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, and Tales From A Southern Mom

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

 

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1 Lucky Winner Will Receive The Items Listed Below From Calamityware! (TRV of $104)

A Set Of 4 Calamityware Shallow Bowls w/Fly

A Set Of 4 Calamityware Mugs: Things Could Be Worse!

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And Now The Giveaway!

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/18. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Baby Born Mommy Look I Can Swim Doll



Over the past few years, we worked with some of the most amazing companies. One of the companies that have worked with us on several of our gift guides and even in our super special Sneaky Santa adventure, is MGA Entertainment.

They have sent so many really cool toys for reviews and also a huge donation to our Sneaky Santa adventure. We are continuing our friendship into 2018. The product I just received for review is the Baby Born Mommy Look I Can Swim Doll.

This is such a cool doll. This is something that is fun and interactive for little ones to play with. She swims in water moving her arms, legs, and head and she's can be a dry doll to play with. This is great for summer fun in the pool but also great for in the bathtub and just regular play time. I bet she would be a blast at a tea party since she can sit up without help or be propped up.

What's in the box...

I got the light-toned blonde doll in a swimming suit. (Their doll comes in 3 different skin tones options.) She comes with swimming goggles, 2 barrettes, comb, and 2 flippers. She runs on AAA batteries that are not included.

What makes this doll so special is she swims. I think this is a great idea for kids. She is a confident little doll that swims by moving her head, arms, and legs just like a real little swimmer. She can help her owner feel more secure in the water and want to be brave and swim. Swimming is fun, playing an splashing in the water is fun. From the bath to the pool, this is a great doll to have.

When it's time for dry play, she has hair to be fixed and played with. The 2 barrettes that she comes with are pink and they are easy to open and close. They are easy for little-learning hands to manipulate.

If you are looking for a fun and interactive doll for kids age 3+ this is a great idea.

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Husk'sware AWESOME Shoes for Big Kids (and their moms)




What is one of the most exciting pieces of your outfit? For me, it's shoes. I love shoes. I have passed this love own to my daughters. We really do love shoes and everything about them. I just had the opportunity to work with Huskware on a review of two of their pairs of shoes.

So, have you ever noticed that the super fun shoes stop at a certain size? I always thought that big kids and adults don't get to play along when it comes to the fun light ups and wheeled shoes. I was SO wrong, I was looking in the wrong section!! I am totally impressed and I want to give a huge High 5 and Thanks to Husksware for totally blowing my mind.

So, why was my mind blown? Big Kid shoe sizes cover the gap! I always thought that when kids got to a certain size, te just grew out of fun shoes. They had to just grow up. Nope! 

Both of my daughters have been in a size 8 to 8 1/2 since the beginning of middle school. While most of their friends were still in kid-sized shoes. They always wanted to have cute light ups and stuff like that but I couldn't find them in adult sizes. 

Husksware offers "Big Kid" sizes up to a size 6 or size 8 depending on the shoe. It is so easy to find the shoe size you need. 

For adult women sizes, all you have to do is take off 2 sizes. Or if you are trying to convert big kid size to an adult, add two sizes. 

Size Chart Adjustment Big Kids to Women's

Adult Size 5   Big Kid Size 3
Adult Size 6   Big Kid Size 4
Adult Size 7   Big Kid Size 5
Adult Size 8   Big Kid Size 6
Adult Size 9   Big Kid Size 7
Adult Size 10 Big Kid Size 8

Just so you know, I wear a Big Kid size 6 :) I'm not sure if I will be giving my girls their shoes back. I am pretty excited about having light up shoes that fit me. I'm 36, I didn't have light up shoes when I was a kid. Some of that reclaimed youth would be awesome to hang on to.



Multi-Color LED Light Up Shoes For Kids

The Multi-Color LED Light Up Shoes For Kids white shoes have a super comfortable sole and very lightweight sheer top. The fit loosely and can be worn all day. The lace up on the top to tighten. I ordered a size 7 Big Kids so that is a size 9 adult women. These are true to their size.   

These shoes are rechargeable and the battery life is pretty impressive. A charge of 2-3 hours is expected to produce a 7-9 hour light life. These are not recommended to charge for more than 3 hours at a time. 


The tab on the back of the shoe disguises the button for the lights. The lights on the shoes are bright and vivid.There are several settings and patterns to make these that much more fun. It's so cool to use the lights to match outfits or just to a spice to any outfit. 

The light patterns include blink, flash, fade, and strobe. The colors include red, green, orange, purple, cyan, yellow, and blue. That's 7 total colors to alternate or leave solid. They are so much fun to wear.  

The Lighting Roller Skate Shoes




The Lighting Roller Skate Shoes are so AWESOME. I love them both but these are definitely my pick. This is the first time I have had wheels in my shoes EVER and I LOVE IT! These are the ones the girls are going to have to fight me for. Aron is sitting here laughing he said that beginners like me should wear a helmet and other forms of ppe. 

I ordered these in a size 6 so they are a size 8 in Women's. These are true to their size and are SO COOL!!  The light control is on the inside by the tongue. They fasten with a velcro strap at the top and lace up at the bottom.The fit so good, I really love these shoes.

Now, for the wheels. These come like regular shoes with the wheels in the trap door. and the rubber stopper in the hole by the toe end, they look like regular shoes. 

To put out the wheels-

Open the trap door on the bottom of the shoe by the heel. There is a button on the back of the shoe that activate the heel wheel. As for the toe end hole, there is a tool and 2 wheels that come with these shoes. It looks like a little pry bar/ scoop with a handle. Use that to pop out the piece that's inside and put in the other one. It works with both the wheels and the rubber insert. When putting on the wheel, I've notice cupping the wheel and putting it in with a little bit of pressure puts it right in place. 

TaDah- The see me rollin' they hatin'... Just kidding.These shoes make me happy if you can't tell. 

These are fully functioning regular shoes. The lights can be turned in to flash or not, it's the wearers choice. These are just Bad Ass shoes in disguise. Flip up the wheels, click on the lights and it's 1985 all over again!! 

I love these big Kid shoes from Husksware. They mean that even teens and adults can have the fun that little kids do. There is a certain confidence that comes with a pair of awesome shoes and these do it. 

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Cuddle Clones Giveaway

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Cuddle Clones are the perfect gift for any pet lover. Do you, or someone you know, love their pet so deeply that they cannot image life without them? With Cuddle Clones, you can have a stuffed animal clone of your pet created. Using their amazing technology, time and love Cuddle Clones can use images which will provide and create for you a stuffed clone of your pet.

 

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Cuddle Clones can be:

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Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips in Mini Heart Shapes



With all this awesome Valentines Day planning, there are so many ideas that I seem to miss. Traditionally, cards, candy, and flowers, oh ya, and JEWELRY are on the list of things to get. For classroom snacks, suckers, conversation hearts, and pass outs are in the regular range. Ahhh, the sweet memories of Valentine's past.

It doesn't all have to be chocolate an sugar coated. We don't have to schedule a dentist appointment for February 15th, if we don't want to. Guess why. Because there are awesome celebration worthy snacks out there that don't blow the healthy tracker for kids and adults.

We are working with a super tasty bran that offers the same cute individual treats with the classic Valentines Day appeal with a totally unsuspecting treat inside, and we love them! Crunchy, salty, good time snacky-ness with Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips in mini heart shapes.

In our family we love all snacks. We definaletly eat more than snacks but, we love all different kinds. I remember the first time I ever had Sensible Portions snacks. My niece was snacking on them with my great nephew and I asked what they had. She said Veggie Straws. I was thinking, what is that? surely it's some new-age mom thing. Well, it's not, they are good!

Sensible Portions offer so many healthy features that very health concious eaters can appreciate. These are really great snacks for eceryone.

Looking for an awesome tasty snack? Sensible Portions!

Looking for a snack that is gluten free, non-gmo, kosher, no artificial flavors or preservatives, an cholesteral free? Sensible Portions!!

The Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips in mini heart shapes are an awesome treat that you can feel good about letting the kids have. With all of the good qualities, they make an easy choice for classroom parties, luchbox fillers, and after school snacks.


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Safe and Secure with EZVIZ Mini Trooper



Do you use home security measures? We have always loved keeping our family safe and secure and well monitored. Since I have been blogging we have reviewed over 20 different styles and models of cameras for home surveillance. Our latest has to be in my top 5 of favorites and reliability. We are working with EZVIZ on a review of their Mini Trooper indoor/outdoor camera.

Its compact design is discrete and doesn't bring attention to itself. It's wireless and I can get it at any angle that I need for the best coverage. It has a 115°  view so I can everything that I would be looking at with my own eye to top that, the clarity is amazing.

This is the perfect solution for indoor and outdoor use. The wireless installation means it is easily mounted for the perfect angles. Checking in on the kids after school or on the pets is as easy as opening the app on your device. I like having mine on my phone since I always have it with me.

We went on a mini staycation to start out the year and left the house, kids, and pets to Grammy and Grampy. They have it all under control but, I can still check in when I want to to make sure all is going smooth. I love that feeling of being able to do more than just call them.



The camera comes with a base that can have more cameras added to it. It holds up to 6 cameras per base. I don't have to have all of them going for it to work properly. I can get one and add them as I go. It's so awesome.

It has visual and audio so I am fully aware of whats going on. I am one of those people that like to know what's going on all of the time and with this, I can know without having to wonder if I missed a delivery or if someone was lurking around that shouldn't be.

This comes with a MicroSD Card to save the activity for future viewing. Any movement that sets it off is saved for us to see, we really don't have to worry about missing anything. Mail deliveries, visitors, intrudors, and even checking to verify what time the kids got home is so easy.

Since this is outdoor capable he weather won't hurt it. Moisture doesn't even change the video quality. Something I like about the outdoor usage is I don't have to worry about the outlets, wires, or any other possible inconvenience. I can set it where I want it.

The batteries have a 9-month life. I won't have to worry about them for a long time. When it does come time to swithing the batteries, it's very simple tp change them. The batteries requied come with the whole set, are individually wrapped, and pop right in.

When it comes to mounting the camera, it's so much easier than any other camera I have installed. The mount is a plate with a silver bubble on it that mouns to the wall. At first glance, I thought it was a booster or some kind of accessory like that. I had no idea that was the coolest part! The camera head sits right on the bubble. It's a super strong magnet! When I adjust the camera to change the view, there are no tools required, at all!!  Unless I want to move the location completely. It's seriously just a magnet. I can set the camera head anywhere on the bubble and get that exact view.

If you have ever installed a camera that cmes with allan wrenchs to adjust the view or position, you know that frustration. First the wired set up, then ajusting the view, thats not so bad but the bolts always settle and it's nearly mpossible to get the view you are wanting. With the Mini Trooper, it's exactly the view I am looking for just like I'm looking at it with my own eyes!

This is an amazing camera all the way around. No complaints from me. You guys all know how I am with my home security and this is as dependable, discrete, and no lag.

If you are looking for home security at a great price, easy to install and maintain, the EZVIZ Mini Trooper is what you need.


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