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K'Nex Hammin' Around Building Set Review @KNEX

My son just love building things - he'll set up speed ramps for his cars or crash scenes with his first responder vehicles.  Its a joy to see him spend a lot of time building out of his K'Nex pieces. Its great for me as I know he is using his imagination which helps builds his spatial skills and help with math problems - the quietness in the house is always added bonus.  The K'Nex box is one of the first things that gets played with when his friends come over for playdates.

This is a great mix of K'NEX and Angry Birds! With the Hammin' Around set you get to actually build and destroy a level from the original Angry Birds game! Launch Red Bird and Orange Bird to destroy King Pig, Small Minion Pig, and Medium Minion Pig. Includes a working launcher just like the game, enough parts to build and knock down, and a Ham. Everything included works with other K'NEX Angry Birds sets. Perfect for builders ages 5+.

My son was super excited when I showed him what came in the mail!  We have all versions of the Angry Birds app on our iPhones so its great to actually be able to build a 3D version yourself.  Immediately my son sat down to build the set and in no time we all sat around to see the launcher.  It was easy to knock down the minion pigs who were perched precariously on the K'nex ledges.  I must admit we all gave it a go and now when my son comes back from school he heads over to the set to have a play.  He knows when we've been playing in his absence because we don't set the display back up just the way he likes it.

Engage your children's minds with fun imaginative toys.  Purchase your K'Nex Hammin' Around Building Set online at the K'Nex online store or checkout at Amazon.

Disclosure: I received a K'NEX product for the purpose of our honest review. All opinions are of my own, others may vary.

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Tattler Reusable Canning #Giveaway

If you have an organic garden you can sympathize with the abundance of veggies this year!  With the rain, sun and rain this summer my plants have exploded.  In order to make my veggies last all year around I can a lot of my crops.  There is nothing better than making spaghetti sauce with canned tomatoes.  Opening that jar brings back summer instantly even in the dead of winter!  There's nothing better than fresh veggies canned.

If you haven't started an organic garden yet there's still time to plant a fall crop.  If you are into canning then head over to RockinDeals4You as she has a Tattler Reusable Canning Giveaway.  Head on over to enter - Good luck!

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Bra Types

 As soon as I was old enough I worked at the weekend and after school for extra money.  My first job was at a burger joint, I soon progressed to a shoe store and then onto a department store.  One of my favorite positions at the department store was in the Lingerie department.  I went on an offsite training to be a professional bra fitter.  Who knew I needed an 8 hour training to be certified? But after the training it was clear that there is more to buying a bra than meets the eye.

 Not only do you have to find a style that suits you and you feel comfortable in, you also need to check what size it is that you actually need. Many women don’t know it but depending upon your hormone levels and even slight fluctuations in weight, the shape and size of our chest can change dramatically. That is why women are recommended to go for bra fittings every 6 months and have different bras to counter these changes. However; finding your correct size is the easy bit - next you are faced with rails upon rails of different types of bras. 

Let’s have a look at the most popular ones out there. 
 One of the most popular types of bra on the market today is the t-shirt bra; almost all women will have at least one of these types of bra. It is designed so that it does not have any raised seams meaning it can be worn under a tight t-shirt without it being seen. One of the most practical everyday bras is the full support bra. As the name suggests, this bra offers full support for the breasts and is one of the most comfortable bras available. These come in both underwired and non-wired varieties and can also be padded. 

 Padded bras are another popular type of bra. These have padding inside the lining and are designed to give a fuller shape to smaller breasts; however, unlike push up bras, padded bras tend to only support the breasts rather than significantly lift them in any way. Minimizer bras are designed to have the opposite effect to push up or padded bras. They are there to flatten the breast and create the illusion of being a cup size or two smaller than they actually are. These bra types are often found to be more comfortable than other bras. I often save money by going to get fitted in-store and then searching online for bras.  A brand where you can find a variety of such bras and other bra styles are Panache Bras

 Disclosure: This is a featured post brought to you by Panache Bras 

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#MilkUnleashed Back to School #Giveaway

Time flies quick, where did the summer go? Its back to school tommorow for my little ones! We have one starting Kindergarten and another going into second grade!  Back to school time for me means homework, car pools, soccer practice, CCD and little time for me.  Having an on-the-go lifestyle can be challenging to say the least and Milk Unleashed is here to help!  

With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out!  You can take it anywhere at anytime!  Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunchbox, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag! There's nothing worse than waking up to no milk in the house for my tea or cereal.
Shelf safe milk can save the day.  Easy grab shelf safe milk means the kids can drink their favorite beverage without me having to stop home before soccer practice.

Check out this fun Milk Unleashed Blog App below.

The blog app has On-The-Go Games and Tips! 
 Even cruising down the freeway can be an adventure!  With these fun games and tips you can have some family time even when you are out on the road!  Which one is your favorite?  Have you ever wanted to try the world’s best smoothie?  Well Milk Unleashed is here to make all your dreams come true!  Find out the best snacks to grab that will make your next outing even more thrilling!
One lucky winner will win a free Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from either: Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley! Plus the variety pack will have a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk! Simply enter to win through the rafflecopter form below.  Contest open to US residents only and ends 9/11/12 @11:59pm EST.  Good Luck.

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6 Ways Your Cell Phone Can Save Your Life

Our cell phones have easily become an extension of our lives. We talk on them. We use them to send text messages. We even search online for information we need from the palm of our hand. While cell phones have introduced a lot of convenience to our lives they might just turn into a lifesaver, too.  Considering there is an application, or better known as an “app,” for almost anything you can think of, your cell phone soon turns into a survival guide for almost any situation. Check out this list of six apps that can save your life when you easily connect with t-mobile androidphones or other types of smartphones.


One of the most upredictable environments is a combat zone.  You have to think fast and you have to think in the moment. Even if you aren’t a military professional, you’ll find yourself in situations that you don’t know how to handle. Better yet, when you download the Isurvival app, you can be proactive in figuring out how to handle situations before they are staring you in the face. 

You’re lost in the woods and need to build a shelter with twigs, Isurvival has step-by-step instructions on what materials you probably have access to and how to assemble what you have to create the shelter you need. You’re hiking on a trail and get lost along the way. Another example of information the app provides is how to tell which plants and berries are poisonous and which ones are edible.

If you’re having symptoms, it could mean you have an illness or disease. Prior to going to the doctor, the Itriage app helps you to determine what your symptoms suggest you have. The app was created by emergency room (ER) doctors and nurses. The information lets you know how to treat the problem on your own or whether you should seek professional medical assistance.

For example, you cut your finger while slicing onions. You’re not sure if the cut is deep enough that you need stitches, or if putting a butterfly band aid will be enough to close the wound. Itriage helps you determine how to stop the bleeding and assess the severity of the cut. You have flu-like symptoms, but you’re not sure if it's straight influenza or the more severe bird flu. Itriage helps you determine the symptoms that turn the regular flu into bird flu that requires a more stringent medication regimen. 

SOS Rescue Me
 You’ve heard the stories. A family gets lost in the woods, in their case, in the middle of winter. A girl walking home from school gets kidnapped and thrown in the trunk of a car. You accidentally drive into a canal and the door handle breaks off in your hand before you can escape. The SOS Rescue me app allows you to quickly send out a text message to all of your emergency contacts that includes your current location, so they know where to find you. Even if you can’t type what the emergency is, your loved ones know you need help and where they should send help.

 Taxi Magic
Drinking and driving is dangerous. It puts your own life in jeopardy and puts the lives of others on the road in peril too. Taxi Magic is an app that quickly and easily allows you to hail and pay for a cab right where you stand. Using GPS, the app zooms into your location and puts a cab in route to where you are. You can even pay for the cab using the app and your credit card, which comes in handy if you’ve spent all your money on drinks.

 Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men and women. The earlier men or women can detect breast cancer, the better the chances of receiving treatment in time, and the better the survival rate. This also means that self-detection is the key to conducting your own breast exams in between normal doctor visits. The challenge then becomes conducting the self-exams correctly. The Ibreastcheck app walks you through the steps of performing efficient, yet effective self breast exams. It’s information that just might save your life.

Pocket First Aid and CPR 
 You’re babysitting and one of the children starts to choke. You’re in a restaurant and the lady at the next table is doing the universal sign for “I’m choking!” You’re at the lake and your friend cuts her foot on the sharp edge of a rock and her foot is bleeding profusely. CPR and first aid knowledge comes in handy in all of these situations and more. In this situation, you have the information you need in the palm of your hand, on your cell phone. It might not only save your life, but could save someone else’s life in the process.

Cell phones have become an accessory. They are often seen as the medium for modern conveniences, such as calling someone while driving in the car. You might use it to search for information online or to send off a quick text message. What might not come to mind at first, but is definitely true, is that your cell phone gives you access that might just save your life — or the lives of others.

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