Friday, January 31, 2014

Woolzies Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review.  All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Woolzies dry your clothes faster & no harsh chemicals are involved.

So many people are becoming more and more environmentally aware, moving back to basics and trying natural ideas and remedies for things that are consistent in their lives (like laundry!).  Woolzies, a family-owned business in southern New York took note and has done their part to help make laundry time more environmentally-friendly.  The Woolzie Dryer balls are 100% handmade from New Zealand wool.  They're about the size of a tennis ball, maybe just a tad larger, and they are a cinch to use.

We get static cling in the dryer if we don't use a product, especially in the winter, so I was very happy to give these a try. I like that they are hypo-allergenic, they don't shed, and they are designed to last for 1,000 dryer loads.

I also like that they are easy to use. Simply toss the Woolzie dryer balls into the dryer with your wet laundry and dry.  Don't be surprised if you notice the drying time is reduced from a typical laundry load, as the balls serve to make space in the clothes, allowing the air to get in there and dry the clothes faster than what you might be used to now.

Currently there is no scent associated with the Woolzies, but fragrant drops are in the works, I saw it myself on their website today: hurrah!

I cannot think of any cons associated with these, and I would recommend using them.  They worked just fine with the few loads of clothes we used them on. I'm happy to add them to the short list of items we keep as staples in our laundry room.

Theresa over at Theresa's Mixed Nuts had a review up at the end of summer on this product. If you want to get her take on it, visit here: http://www.theresasmixednuts.com/2013/08/woolzies-dryer-balls-review.html

You can learn more about Woolzies by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Want to try a box of Woolzies for yourself?  Woolzies is giving a box away!  Worldwide Entry.
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Little Tikes Giddy Up 'N Go Pony Giveaway

Disclosure:  Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation to help promote this post and is not responsible for prize delivery.

What a great toy to have for any child aged 2-5!!  This would be fun for a girl or a boy, and it's sure to be one of those items in the house that gets a lot of play time! Little Tikes has been creating high quality toys for years, and the Giddy Up 'N Go Pony, is no exception. My little one is a tad too big for something like this now, but I know a sweet little grandbaby who will be just the right age before we even know it! I'm filing the info. away for future birthday gift shopping ideas. ;)


Little Tikes Giddy Up 'n Go Pony
Bounce up and down and really go for a ride! With real pony-like features, Thunder, Giddy Up N’ Go Pony allows children to put their bodies and imaginations in gear and drive to the next level of active and creative play!
Product Features
  • Realistic pony-like features
  • Bounce up and down to make the pony go
  • Ergonomic saddle
  • Fur Fabric mane and tail
  • Head moves right and left
  • Integrated footrest
  • For ages 2-5 years old

One lucky winner will receive a Little Tikes Giddy Up 'n Go Pony.

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends February 14th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Keurig V700 Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.

It is no secret to those living in my house that I am a big fan of Keurig.  I am so much of a fan that my husband and I have purchased one of their single-serve brewers for my father-in-law, my son and his wife, friends of ours, and for Christmas, I got a mini-brewer for my mom.  There's something very convenient and cool about being able to have a hot cup of coffee at the touch of a button, that tastes every bit as good as any gourmet cup you could get elsewhere.  What better way to start February, than with a brand new Keurig?  Enter below for your chance to win the V700 model and various samples of coffee, cocoa, and tea.


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One lucky winner will win 
a

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System Value $149 and a bonus pack

Bonus variety box includes:
  • 1 Barista Prima Italian Roast Coffee
  • 1 CafĂ© Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Sleepytime Herbal Tea
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Southern Sweet Iced Tea
  • 1 Gloria Jean’s® Hazelnut Coffee
  • Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend Travel Mug Coffee
  • 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend Coffee
  • 1 The Original Donut Shop® Extra Bold Coffee
  • 1 Timothy’s® Columbian Decaf Coffee
  • 1 Tully’s® French Roast Coffee
    *Selections may vary based on supply


Dates:
Jan. 31   12:01am to Feb. 21 11:59pm
All entries are optional,
Continental US resident only

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Disclaimer: Mail4Rosey is not responsible for the awarding of the prize.  If you have any questions about this giveaway, please email the host at nysavingspecials@gmail.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free iCaughtCupid Photo for all Mail4Rosey Readers!!

Disclosure:  I received the same coupon code to make photos being offered to the readers. All opinions stated are genuine and my own!

When my second oldest graduated high school, he tried to stick around. He got a FT job, and he enrolled at the local college.  But this is a small town with cold weather, and having grown up in a big city, with warm weather, he was longing to go back to S. Florida.  I gave him my blessing and he packed up and left his mama (insert bawling here, but not where he could ever see me).  The empty nest is hard, and I don't even have an empty nest!!! lol

This pic was taken at Christmas, and he got a cut across his eye just before. Isn't that the way it goes??? I can see it, but I think he looked handsome anyway.

This is my 2nd oldest child, and phrases like,  "I'm not getting involved until I'm 40, Mamma,"
and other similar phrases have been known to flippantly fly off of his tongue.

What?? No serious dating?  No romance?
Mmm hmmm.  

Fast forward a couple of years, and he's doing well, is very happy in The Sunshine State, and the unthinkable has happened --well, unthinkable to him since he said no way, never, nuh-uh, and all that good stuff-- I suspect he has fallen for a girl.

Why do I think he's serious about her?

A). He sent me a picture of them together... a phone picture, but  a picture nonetheless.
B). He actually talks to me about her.
C). He went to her parents' house during a holiday to put together a jigsaw puzzle with her & her mom, instead of going out.
D). He called me just before Christmas, from the middle of the mall, asking my advice on name brand handbags (I knew it wasn't for me ;) )!!! I told him he didn't have to buy me an expensive bag, and he laughed...and then said he was serious, lolol!! I helped him go through the name brands and he selected a bag with a high quality reputation, in a style he thought his 'girl' would like.

Yep, I do believe Cupid has struck an arrow, and I for one am glad.  This particular son of mine had a girlfriend he thought the world of quite awhile back who went out of state to college (he was still in high school...enough said, but it was a tough time for him).

He then swore off serious.

See the cupid in the corner?
That makes me laugh. :)
He hasn't confirmed 'serious' to me yet with this girl, but mama knows.  And I tease him a little.  This year, I'll be sending him the picture above that he sent me from his phone (see the cupid I added in the corner?).  I'm sure he'll chuckle.  He might even save it. ;)

Making pictures with Cupid in them is easy.  iCaughtCupid has a wide array of frames, styles, cupids and other holiday-related designs that you can use to make a picture of your own.  The process is easy (and until March 1, it's free!! Code at the end of the post), I will give you a brief synopsis of it:

The first thing you want to do is go to the website: www.iCaughtCupid.com
The next thing you will do is enter your email and name:



Then you'll select the picture you want to upload from your computer.

Once your picture is uploaded you can move it around, zoom, select one of many Cupids,
and so on and so forth.
Once your picture is loaded, it will look like the screen above.  You then have the option to move it, resize it, select a Cupid, re-size or flip the Cupid (or other holiday embellishment), etc.


Example of an iCaughtCupid border.
If you want a border, they've got 'em: Lots of 'em. I have put an example of one with hearts on it in the photo above.


This is a screenshot of iCaughtCupid, asking me if I'd like to accept the photo
or go back and make changes.
And all along the way there are many opportunities to fix, correct, or start over with your project (before it's finalized).

My little sweet grandbaby looks like a little cherub to me. :)
My final product is in the picture above, and I love it!! My sweet grandbaby, from my oldest son and his wife, is about to have her very first Valentines' Day ever, and I thought it would be fun to print up a few of these to pass out to the family.

So now, thanks to iCaughtCupid, I have two cool pictures: one to tease my second oldest son with, and one to pass out to the fam. (of little munchkin) for Valentine's Day.

FREE PHOTOS FROM iCaughtCupid.com !!!

All through the month of March, all Mail4Rosey readers can get a free picture too (a $9.99 value!!).  
Simply visit the website at iCaughtCupid.com
Add the code: CUPID
And you will be able to make and download your own photo for free!!

It is a fun website to play around with, and everyone gets a big kick out of the pictures!  You can learn more by visiting the website and/or you can follow them on Twitter.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Limited Edition #TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk!! @mail4rosey #sponsored

Disclosure:  Mail4Rosey was compensated for this post.  All opinions stated however, are genuine and my own.


Limited Edition! TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk
Store Locator

Everyone knows that this time of year, there are a lot of places that are cold.  My family and I undoubtedly live in one of those places. With the windchill factor dipping below thirty (degrees F) on multiple occasions already this year, school being out for bad weather several times since Christmas, and the cold being so challenging at times that there were news warnings to stay inside at all costs...our family knows cold!!

TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk

Now that it's warmed up a bit (right now it's a balmy 16 degrees!), we've been able to get out and play, but let me tell you, it's still c.o.l.d.!  That means that it doesn't take long at all for the kids to come in, and want something to drink that's going to help warm them back up.  TruMoo, a long time favorite brand of chocolate milk, now has a delicious Chocolate Marshmallow Milk that just hits the spot!!

TruMoo Chocolate Marshallow Milk
Nice and warm in the tummy, and a real hit with the kids!

Made with no artificial growth hormones and no high fructose corny syrup, TruMoo is both nutritious and delicious!  With the new Chocolate Marshmallow Milk, we warmed it up and put it in child-sized mugs. Then we topped it with delicious whipped cream, and sprinkled the top with cinnamon.  The outcome? Warm and Deeeelicous!!!

If you see the new TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk in the stores, be sure to take some home and give it a try.

You can use the convenient store locator to see where TruMoo is sold at by you.

Learn more about TruMoo by visiting their website.You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.



New Limited Edition TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk!

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Congrats to Christy M. whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Uglee Pen giveaway.

Wordless Wednesday


My son, DIL, and grandbaby took a visit to Gaylord
National Harbor, Maryland


It's amazing what can be done with ice!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Limited Edition Disney Princess (Beauty and the Beast Exclusive) Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this post and is not responsible for prize delivery.

Most people love Disney, and most little girls love the princesses.  One of my personal favorites (the movie and the princess!) is Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Make Our Own Network
Prize:
Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Exclusive Limited Edition Doll Figure Belle
Hosted by:

Winner Announcement




Congrats to Kathy N. whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the family 4pk. of Sesame Street Live! tickets!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bend at the Hips, People!


Did you ever notice when you're injured that everything you need to go about everyday life is in the exact position you need to NOT get into?  Eggs for breakfast, bottom shelf of the 'fridge. Washing machine? Down the flight of stairs? Dish detergent when you run out doing dinner dishes? Under the sink. Lunch boxes to pack for school? On the bottom shelf in the kitchen.  I could go on, but you get the idea.

That being said, let me just say I was proud. I was in that driveway on Saturday afternoon, shoveling to beat the band. I felt like a snow plow, or even better, the shoveling queen.  I was bending over at the waist, lifting tons of snow, and twisting to throw it out of the driveway.  That big snow bank piling up was proof of my awesome effort, until it happened.  You know, the 'ohhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooo, now I've gone and done it,' moment, where you know you've pulled your back.  But I was only half way done w/the driveway, and the rest had to be done.  So I finished.  Much slower, and a lot more carefully...but I finished.

And there are things to do in the house. The kids will help, willingly, but this weekend there was only one in the house, and he's 6. ;)  He did help, and cheerfully so, but there's only so much you can do when you're in Kindergarten.

Today, Monday, I'm really feeling it.  I felt like a penguin hobbling out of bed this morning, and a crow walking around.  Chest pushed out in one direction, rear end in the other, trying to straighten that back and walk tall.  Just a ridiculous sight. Go ahead and laugh or cringe at the visual, I've done both.

And so I leave you with some very precious Monday morning advice:  If you're shoveling snow this season (or any season), bend at the hips, people, and don't lift, twist, and throw.  Believe you me, your back will thank you.

Thankfully, muscle strains are temporary, and this too, shall pass (quickly, I hope). :)

Combi USA Mobile Entertainer for Baby (Giveaway)!

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation to help promote this and is not responsible for prize delivery.


 We had something similar to this when our youngest was little, but it wasn't near as cool/cute as this one is. I love that it's designed like a hot rod!! Very cool! I'd totally enter this for my grandbaby if I wasn't hosting. :)

Welcome to the Combi USA All-in-One Mobile Entertainer Giveaway
hosted by IHeart-Motherhood & Housewife on a Mission,
and sponsored by Combi USA.

Combi USA is your #1 stop for baby gear, they offer lightweight, safe, compact & affordable strollers, car seats, high chairs, bouncers, mobile entertainers & more! We actually own the Combi Cosmo Stroller & absolutely love it, we've used it at so many outings with my daughter!

Combi improved the All-in-One Mobile Entertainer & today one lucky reader will have a chance to win one! 


The All-in-One Mobile Entertainer is designed with a classic car theme & allows babies to stand, jump & explore, while the 3-position height adjustment & lockable jumper feature allows the product to grow with your baby, all the way up to 30 pounds!

Featuring an electronic play tray with lights, sounds & music, as well as a large snack & drink tray located underneath the hood, the All-in-One Mobile Entertainer provides features that are fun & functional for your little one!

The All-in-One Mobile Entertainer will be available online & at most major retailers nationwide starting in February 2014, you will be able to find Flower Power & Police Car in Black exclusively at Buy Buy Baby stores while Walmart.com will exclusively carry the classic hot rood look, Silver Flames.

Win it: One lucky reader will win the Combi All-in-One Mobile Entertainer! Winner will be able to choose from the current available color options- Pink, Purple, Blue Police Car, Silver Flames and Black Police Car!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  
Ends on 2/11/14 at 1:00 am EST. 

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! 

Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood, Housewife on a Mission and this blog are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment, as this is a sponsored prize from Combi USA. IHeart-Motherhood and Housewife on a Mission were not compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor were we compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway atmrsjschwartz(at)yahoo.com

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Super Sunday Sync #71

Welcome to Super Sunday Sync #71!

Hurrah for Super Sunday Sync!  It's time to link up again, and I'm so happy you're here!  This is my last week as the co-host, and I had so much fun being here. Dawn and Kera are GREAT, and so are all you who stop by to link up and/or say hello!  I'll still be linking up regularly on Sundays as a participant.
Big thanks to Dawn & Kera for having me!

After you link up, be sure to enter to win a Guest Host space for next week :)

Tweet, share, promote!


Stop by and say hi to your hosts!

Rosey ~ Mail 4 Rosey

and our Guest Hosts today:

We start this week on a saddened note, as Rosey will be leaving us as Co-Host after today.  We will greatly miss her.  Please be sure to stop by and say HI to her today!  Hopefully Rosey will continue to link up as a participant.  We love when she drops by!

Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:

1)  Link up a family-friendly post {or your homepage if it will always be decent} that you think is SUPER! Please do not link up another hop or giveaway.

2)  Follow your hosts and Guest-Hosts {the first 5 links}, via Bloglovin and/or GFC. We also appreciate {and return} any Facebook Likes and Twitter Follows. Be sure to leave a comment telling us how you follow, we'll follow you back!

3)  Visit the blog before you, and a few others {the more, the merrier} and follow them. We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?

4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see. We'd love for this hop to continue to be a big success!

Super Sunday Sync

If you're interested being a Guest Host, please  to reserve your weekend now!



Join the mailing list HERE and receive notifications about the #SSSHOP!
AND
Now that you've entered our hop, sign up to WIN a Guest Host spot!

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Blogger Opp from M.O.O.N.!

A Ladybug on the Go
Prize:
Nutribullet
ARV $120
Hosted by:
A Ladybug on the Go
and 
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 2/18
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

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Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Starter Kit (blogger announcement)

A Lucky Ladybug
Prize:
Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Starter Kit
ARV $100
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A Lucky Ladybug
and 
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 2/8
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
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M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sesame Steet Live is in Detroit! Family 4pk Giveaway!!

Disclosure: We received tickets for our family to go see the show.  No other form of compensation took place and all opinions stated are my own.



Sesame Street Live! Can't Stop Singing is in Detroit!!

We have been going to see Sesame Street Live shows since my oldest two boys were very little (and they're grown now). It's been a part of our entertainment circle for as far back as I can remember and we've never been dissapointed!!


Soon, we'll be taking our youngest to Can't Stop Singing at the beautiful Fox Theater in Detroit, and I predict he's going to love it!!!

VEE Corportation is offering one lucky reader a family 4-pk. of tickets to go see it too!!


Because the show dates are now through Feb. 7th, the giveaway is going to be short and sweet, and run just through Monday! That means your odds of winning are GREAT! Hurry and enter, and if you have friends in the area, let them know to come and enter too!! Sesame Street Live! is always a great time!!!


Sesame Street Live
“Can’t Stop Singing”
Detroit, MI; Fox Theatre
Thu, Jan. 23 - Mon, Feb. 17, 2014
 (Please include above information in all mentions)

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

Sesame Street Live is Awesome!
·         Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more.  Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission.  The perfect length for very young children!
·         Forty (40) delightful performances!  Tickets on-sale Sept. 11 at the box office and all Ticketmaster locations. 
·         To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000.

Ticket information

·         Ticket prices: $15, $25, $35 (Gold Circle) & $68 (Sunny Seats). 

·         Opening Night (Thurs., Jan. 23, at 6:30)—All seats $10 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats).
·         Group savings available.  Groups 10+ call 313-471-3282.
·         Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!
The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
·         Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Performance Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 23:                        11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 24:                              11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 25:                          10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, Jan. 26:                            10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 29:                    11:00 am
Thursday, Jan. 30:                        11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 31:                              11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 1:                            10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm               
Sunday, Feb. 2:                              10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 6:                          11:00 am & 6:30 pm              
Friday, Feb. 7:                                11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 8:                            10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 9:                               10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 14:                              11:00 am & 6:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 15:                          10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 16:                            10:30 am, 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Monday, Feb. 17:                           10:30 am & 2:00 pm


Giveaway: Family 4pk. of tickets. US entrants only.

Blogger Opportunity (Beauty and the Beast Doll)

Make Our Own Network
Prize:
Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Exclusive Limited Edition Doll Figure Belle
Hosted by:
Gone Sweeping
and 
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 1/25
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Making the Right Decision

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Cram.com

Some of you know my husband and I struggled with the decision to hold our youngest back in Kindergarten last year. He was deemed ready to progress, but is a child who falls on the birthday bubble (turning 5 the day after Kindergarten started last year). He was not confident in his skills, and that was probably in no small part because he was comparing his work to the other children in the class, who were an entire year older than him.


We made the decision for him to repeat, and this year has been phenomenal!! What a joy to know without a doubt that you've done the right thing for your child. This is especially true in this case, because it was such a hard decision to struggle with at the time!

We spent the summer prepping, doing school work in the form of games and such, making it fun, so he wouldn't get rusty. A portion of my day (for earning money and doing school work) is spent on the computer. I try to do those things very early in the morning in the summer, but on the days I did have to work online, my son would be beside me doing learning enhancement with online flashcards, YouTube tutorials, and/or learning games that were fun from sites like Nick Jr.


His biggest issue was social...the confidence thing I spoke of above. I suspected that would not be a challenge this year, and I was right. He's been through Kindergarten, he knows what to expect, and he's doing so so so so sooooooo good this year.  His teacher is constantly lauding his work and progress, the principal noted in an e-mail how wonderful of an example he is this year, a natural leader in the class, and his papers (classwork) always come back so beautifully done.

Keeping him in this grade one more year was the absolute best decision we could have made for him (which I suspected and wrote briefly about at the beginning of the school year). I thought I would let you know how it's been working out, since so many of you were kind enough to weigh in on the decision when I was struggling with it initially. Hurrah for happy endings!

Spring Into Clean Air with Air Scrubber Plus: Kindle Fire Giveaway

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation to help promote the giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.


So many people are worried about pollution these days, and rightfully so.  Most of the concerns though, seem to be in regards to outside pollution, yet there is another area to consider. Indoor air pollution may be 2-5 times, and occasionally, more than 100 times higher than outdoor levels. Sources of pollution include heating oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings; household cleaning products; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution that enter the home. Crazy, right? And that's just a small list.

Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology is based on a variation of the technology originally developed for use in the International Space Station and is recognized as the exclusive Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation in its category. Air Scrubber Plus offers the only environmental technology that is scientifically proven to actually reduce contaminants in the air and surfaces of the home.

Working through your existing heating and air conditioning system, Air Scrubber Plus uses proprietary catalytic technology to reduce dust, pet dander and odors in your home. You can reduce common smells such as pet odor, cigarette smoke, paint fumes, mold smells and the occasional burnt food odor.


The difference in air quality is noticeable; the air is fresher and the surfaces are cleaner, with an up to 99% reduction in contaminants on surfaces, like kitchen counters and toilet seats. Dust, allergens, mildew and odor-causing bacteria are proven to be significantly reduced with Air Scrubber Plus.

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Our Favorite Features of Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology:
  • Air Scrubber Plus cleans and disinfects the air and surfaces of your home, reducing up to 99.9% of surface micro-organisms and 90% of airborne micro-organisms. 
  • The most highly respected labs in the country at Kansas State University and University of Cincinnati have tested and validated the effectiveness of the Air Scrubber Plus technology. 
  • Air Scrubber Plus reduces VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted by carpets, building materials, cleaning products, furniture, paint, fireplaces, and pesticides.
  • Air Scrubber Plus eliminates airborne and surface toxins that can aggravate allergy symptoms, chest tightness, cough, nausea, sinus problems, dizziness, eye/nose/throat irritation, fatigue, and headaches.
  • Air Scrubber Plus extends the life and effectiveness of your existing HVAC system.
  • Air Scrubber Plus is easily installed by professional HVAC technician.
  • Member of the U.S. Green Building Council
Purchase: You can purchase the Air Scrubber Plus indoor air purification system from top HVAC contractors across the country or contact Air Scrubber Plus by phone or email for more information


Win! Air Scrubber Plus is sponsoring an Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16 GB Tablet giveaway (retail value $229) to promote their incredible new indoor air purification incredible technology during National Home Indoor Air Quality and Awareness Month.
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Special thanks to AnaB Social for hosting this giveaway. Huge thanks to airscrubberplus.com and all the fabulous participating bloggers as well! Giveaway ends March 7th at 11:59 pm, open to residents of U.S., ages 18+. See detailed terms and conditions on entry form. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below (see directions on how to enter here). Thank you!

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