Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Let Tenantify Do the Verifying: Always Free for the Landlord!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

If you are a property owner who rents, one thing you know for sure is that getting and verifying quality references from your tenants is touch-and-go. No two forms for identifying work or income are the same, and they can be ambiguous, or even downright confusing. Helping relieve you of the research headaches, or even more importantly, the authenticity of such documents, Tenantify will do the work for you. The best part, if you're the landlord, they do it for free. Tenants are charged after the reports are returned.

The cost is $10 for Employment Verification, $10 for Income Verification, or $15 for the two. Reports have a one-business-day turnaround time.

Tenantify is meant to empower the landlord and help build trust between him/her and the renter. Though a credit check is common when it comes to renting, those provided by the larger credit bureaus (most commonly used) do not offer current information. With Tenantify, a landlord will know if a person trying to rent is currently employed, of if they  have a steady stream of income coming in.

Extreme care is taken to protect all personal information obtained. 

Tenantify: One day turnaround time. Always free for the landlord!

If you are a landlord, or know someone who is, this is news you're going to want to know and share. The peace of mind from such a service, for a property owner, can be immeasurable. 

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

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Sara: Pacifica Beauty Products

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bloominous: Ensuring you CAN Make Beautiful Floral Arrangements with Ease!

Bloominous is your one-stop shop for beautiful floral arrangements that you put together on your own. With their step-by-step photo instructions, and everything you need right down to the pins, included in the kit, they've made the process entirely easy for you (and for me too!).

Photo Source: Party Pop Bridal Bouquet from Bloominous

The farm-direct shipments you will get from Bloominous come with a 100% fresh quality guarantee, and the kits are ready to make right out of the box. You can purchase most any kind of floral arrangement kit that you can think of, or you can custom order the flowers to create the kits you have in mind for your arrangements and/or event.

Photo Source: Bloominous

Would you like to be able to put together a floral arrangement as lovely as the one you see above? With Bloominous, that beautiful bouquet is going to be a cinch to make. Really! Though there are many lovely selections on the website, that one pictured above is my absolute fave!

Photo Source: Bloominous bouquet from
the Eco-Chic collection (very unique/awesome!)

I love that they have traditional flowers that make you think of romance, brightly colored flowers that make you think of fun, country flowers that make you feel homey, and even earthy choices like succulents for table favors and  the bouquet you see above from their Eco-Chic Collection.

With Bloominous, you also don't have to worry about beauty being lost during shipping. Arriving freshly cut and shipped with the nutrients needed to stay moist and the packaging to stay pretty, they offer a 100% fresh guarantee, as well as a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase.

There are a lot of great ideas, suggestions and arrangements to buy on their website, and they also have a YouTube channel up and running if you'd like to check it out.

If you're going to have anything at all to do, or an event to host that requires flowers, by all means check out their website. Be sure to bookmark them too, for future reference.

You can learn more about Bloominous by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Big Savings Can be Found at SwimOutlet.com

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

What can you get for $50 from SwimOutlet.com?

Most everyone knows that the rashguard shirts, or swim shirts as my kids call them, can cost a small fortune. So when we were cleaning up the closets (Spring Cleaning is in full swing over at my place!), I was a bit miffed and dismayed to see new swim shirts were going to have to be on the shopping agenda this year. We realize the importance of protecting the kiddos' skin from harmful UV rays, and as such we are willing to pay the extra to do so, but I'm here to tell ya that with SwimOutlet.com, paying just got a whole lot easier!

With my store credit of $50, I not only got a rashguard shirt for each of my children, but I also got two other items as well.  Oh yeah, we are well on our way to bringing on some summer fun!

Body Glove Women's Long-Sleeve Rashguard Shirt
Comes in many colors, we selected Blue.

UVP 50

The first item selected was for my teen. She just turned 16 a couple of weeks ago and is very quickly outgrowing her young girl wardrobe. I gave her the first go at picking something out from the website that she would like. I thought the whole $50 would be gone, but the prices on the site are so good that there was money left over for her brother to have some items too. The shirt she selected was a Body Glove Long Sleeve Basic Fitted Rashguard. She has fair skin like I do, so the long sleeves will be great for keeping her protected this summer. At the moment, we are planning a beach vacation for the summer, and this will be the perfect accompaniment to bring along.

Sporti Youth Unisex Sport Fit Rashguard Shirt in Navy/White

My son also outgrew his rashguard shirt from last year (no surprise, he's quickly outgrowing every single thing he owns, lol). He's not a fan of long sleeves for swimming though, so we went with the short-sleeved Sporti Youth Unisex Sport Fit Rashguard. I ordered the size he now wears, and I don't know if it's the 'sport fit' or what, but it is a little snug for him too. We LOVE the shirt, but one glass of milk and he's going to outgrow it. ;) I'll be offering this shirt to his cousin who is a year younger... and ordering a new one for my son, the next size up. Probably good sizing information for you to consider if you're going to get one of these too. At just $12.99 for this high quality make of a shirt, the price absolutely cannot be beat. It comes in various colors and has a body slimming or sporty looking white stripe along each side.

These Neoprene Swim Socks make me so happy
I might get a pair for everyone in the family!

The next item we purchased was a pair of Neoprene Swim Socks for my son. I don't know about you, but wearing flip-flops to walk across the hot sand is always a bust. The sand gets inside of the shoes and burns your feet anyway. And the hard bottom, soft top swim shoes have elastic around the ankle that bothers my son...so those are out. Until I visited SwimOutlet.com I had never heard of these swim socks, but now that we have them, I am in love!

The reinforced stitching is going to help these swim socks last
through the summer and beyond.

The reinforced stitching on the toes helps add to the durability, and I highly suspect these are going to last throughout the summer and beyond.

They slip on and off easily, but aren't loose enough to fall off.

I love how easy they are to slip on and then if you want, deliberately to slip back off. They do not have snug elastic around the top, but they are still going to stay on until you want to take them off. My son ran, jumped (and tried to slide across the living room floor ;) ) in these, just to test them out.

These swim socks are going to protect my son's feet on the beach
from the hot sand. And he can swim in them too!

The Neoprene Swim Socks are by far the most exciting purchase we've made of the year, and I can't wait to officially test them out. At just $8.99 a pair, I might end up getting everyone in the house a pair! They come in black as shown, or in blue. The socks come with built-in ventilation holes for drainage and breathability.

Agave-Sweetened All-in-Almond Picky Bar

When the order was all tallied up, I still had $3.00 left to spend. A Picky Bar went right into my virtual cart. I have been wanting to try these anyway, and the All-In Almond flavor  was an easy sell. This agave-sweetened energy bar is gluten-free, soy-free and it's jam-packed with almonds, cranberries and chocolate chips too.

And that was the end of my shopping escapade. Not a bad way to get an early jump on summer, if I do say so myself. This was my first experience with SwimOutlet.com, and I couldn't have been happier with the results.

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

Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks

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

Ever notice that companies who take care to make
their packaging awesome tend to have amazing products inside?

You know when a box like this shows up that there's bound to be something cool inside. I have found that companies who take care to make their packaging unique and awesome, tend to have something pretty great inside of the box too. Kill Cliff was no exception.

About the product itself...Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks come in four flavors: Blood Orange, Lemon-Lime, Pomegranate Watermelon and Blackberry Lemonade. The drinks are a carbonated premium sports beverage formulated with quality functional micro-nutrients that are meant to help you recover from strenuous activity or physical exertion.

Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks come in (4) Flavors

Cool Facts

  • These drinks were created by a former Navy SEAL
  • Hydration and Electrolytes
  • Essential Vitamins and Enzymes
  • No sugar
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial flavors
  • Gluten-Free
  • Under 20 calories
  • Only 25mg of caffeine

You can find these drinks at GNC, Vitam Shoppe, Walmart stores in Florida, at select grocery and convenience stores across the U.S., and/or at KillCliff.com

Charitable Donations

A portion of the proceeds from every Kill Cliff Recovery Drink goes to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The mission of the company is to be the largest single contributor to the charity; a charity that goes above and beyond to help support the warriors and their families. For those who support the United States military, that is a big deal. For those in need of the assistance, it is an even bigger one.

Our Experience

My husband works outside, and is always on the move. To help him get through the day, he likes to take a drink to work with him to help keep his energy levels up. Last week he took one different flavor of Kill Cliff with him each and every day. Every flavor was one he enjoyed, and he said the natural pep he experienced on the one day when he was particularly tired (thank you NCAA basketball for running late on a work night) was happily noticeable. When you're tired but have to stay on the ball, happily noticeable is better than great.

I saw a couple of request for label info.
Here is an update: Label from Pomegranate-Watermelon

I knew from the delivery box that awesomeness was going to be case with these, and a big hurrah that turned out to be true! If you're in the market for a recovery drink that helps keep you at your best, Kill Cliff might be exactly what you're looking to experience.

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Super Fast Flash Giveaway _ Product Coupons for New Dial Products! #PurexInsiders

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

The new Dial sugar Can Husk Scrub smells so good!

In our house, it's the little things that make me happy. A child voluntarily making their bed (what??), a Dandelion bouquet from the yard (moms everywhere are nodding their heads), a good song coming on the radio, etc. One of those little things that always makes me smile is a good smelling soap! That's exactly what you get with the new Dial Deep Cleansing Sugar Cane Husk Scrub.

With a cream sweet scent inspired by fresh cut sugar cane, and micro scrubbing beads, this soap is designed for deep cleaning while still offering moisture and smoothness to your skin (and did I mention it smells good?).

I like Dial products anyway, but they're really stepping up their game with this new line of products. Be sure to look for this when you're out and about shopping. This really is a nice one!

Wanna try it yourself? I've got three assorted free product coupons and one of them is for this scrub. One lucky winner gets them all.

Super Fast Flash Giveaway!
US entrants only.

5 DIY Home Remedies for Cold & Flu with Cold-eeze Products #Giveaway

Disclosure: We received sample products to help facilitate the post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

A lot of you are going through the crazy weather changes right now. I know because we're going through it. Last weekend we went out in shorts, this morning for the school run we were bundled up in winter coats, hats and gloves (and we were still cold). When the weather fluctuates that wildly, colds and flu never seem far behind. That's where Cold-EEZE comes into play.

When it comes to dealing with a cold, tempers and temperatures can reach a fever pitch (pun intended) fast! Your throat feels scratchy, your nose won't stop running and all you want to do is sleep! To help bring your symptoms down to a manageable level, the staff at Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy put together some great do-it-yourself tips for home cold remedies. Be sure to try the new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts, formulated with zinc gluconate to shorten the duration of the cold by nearly half!

Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies Brought to you by: Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy 

1. Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief. You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion (though it can be convenient!). Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!

2. Make it spicy. Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural ways to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold medicine.

3. Try chicken noodle soup. A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s a delicious home remedy that’s medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by visiting us on Pinterest, and make sure to include plenty of veggies!

4. Make your own nasal spray. It’s easy and takes a matter of minutes! Simply mix 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water to create your own nasal spray solution. Use a bulb syringe to gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils, while holding the other one closed, and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!

5. And of course, drink plenty of fluids. It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, natural juices (no sugar!) and ginger ale. Also be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes.

One lucky winner gets to take home a great assortment of Cold-Eeze products (not exactly as pictured). US entrants only.

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Pepper Spray for Safety at Work: The Home Security Super Store

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

The Home Security Super Store is helping to keep my husband safe at work.

You wouldn’t think there were that many perils of being a mailman, and for the most part you would be right. There are, however, some instances where safety decidedly comes into question. That means it is a good idea for people in such a position to be prepared for the ‘just in case.’

One example I have to offer came in the form of a big dog my husband, a mailman for the last 20+ years, ran into the day-before-yesterday. Because the weather is getting warmer, people are leaving their doors open, cracking their windows and using their screens. Most people know that dogs aren’t overly fond of the mailman, probably because that’s someone they don’t know coming right onto their turf.

When hubs went to reach into the mailbox at the house where the aforementioned pet lived, the massively huge dog ran to the door, and because it was the lightweight screen door, had his head sticking out, teeth bared and a vicious bark going…trying presumably to eat my husband. Fortunately, there was no harm done. My husband offered him a doggie treat, something he keeps in his pockets at all times, and all was well…at least long enough for my husband to retreat safely off of the porch.

One of many types of pepper spray available on the website.

While we laugh at some of the instances he comes across with the dogs, they are not all funny, and many a mail carrier has been bitten. That means that although it is not something mailmen want to do, using pepper spray is something they will do, if they have to, in order to buy them the time they need to get to safety if a dog is surely going to bite.  Of course animals are not the only safety concern mailmen/women come across, so carrying the pepper spray is always a good idea anyway.

The Home Security Super Store carries a variety of types, sizes and styles of pepper spray, as well as many other non-lethal items that could be used for safety and/or protection. It is truly a one-stop shop for home security solutions and self-defense needs. Take a look around their website and you will see that they have a huge selection of DIY home security & personal safety product, with a low-price guarantee.

You can learn more about The Home Security Super Store by visiting their website (http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com). You can also follow them on Facebook here and/or Twitter here.

There are many instances I can think of, besides the one I’ve given, where safety protection would have been in order. Walking the bike trail, early morning hikes at the lake, trips to the park when it’s getting dark, and shopping in the wee hours of the morning (which I sometimes do at the 24-hour super store) are all things that come to mind for just me alone.  I’m sure if I thought for a second or two, there would be others.

How about you? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you could have used, or did have something along with you for safety purposes?

Pick Your Own Graco Item (for Baby)! #Giveaway

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

GRACO is a trusted name in baby care and has been for as long as I can remember being a mom...and I've been a mom for a long time! It's important to have high quality items from a brand name you trust when it comes to big-ticket baby items. Your little one is going to spend a good deal of time hanging out in his/her car seat and/or play yard, so finding something safe and comfortable is paramount.

Winner Chooses from these Three Items!

If you're in the market for a new carseat or play area, or you know someone who is, you've come to the right place! Enter to try and win...because the prize is all up to you. One lucky winner will get to pick from one of the three items pictured.

Now that's a fun giveaway.

Big thanks to Growing Up Madison for hosting! I'm happy to share.
US entrants only for this one.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

My #mixcups #singlecupcoffee Subscription Really Hits the Spot

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

Oh yeah, that's bea-u-ti-ful!
Showing the variety from our Mixcups sample.

Subscription services are popular and aplenty right now, and for good reason. They allow something new to arrive on your doorstep each month, that you already know you're going to enjoy...and for me, not much is more exciting than having a monthly shipment of coffee arriving from Mixcups!

Created by coffee lovers, for coffee lovers, those who subscribe to this service will receive 30 single cup coffees each and every month. There will be ten different types of coffee, three of each kind, for you to sample. The samples are rotated monthly to ensure constant variety.

I am a coffee lover from way back, and to my surprise there were some great flavors in my MixCups box that were new to me. I liked all of them, but I have to say the Cake Boss Italian Rum Cake was definitely my fave, and it wasn't one I'd heard of until I got this shipment!!

If you're looking for a smaller subscription, there are other sizes besides the (30). That one is just my favorite because it allows for a new cup of coffee to be had each and every day.

I can't be the only one who thinks this is exciting! Stop drinking the same old coffee every morning and add a little adventure to your life with the MixCups monthly subscription. If you're a fanatic like I am, you will definitely be happy that you did!

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

Make Filing Less Taxing with Master Lock +Sweepstakes Info & Locking File Box #Giveaway

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

Master Lock Keyed Locking File Box

One thing you want to be sure to store properly, for many reasons, is your important documents and papers. Up until now, all of my own, such as tax records, house insurance papers, car titles, personal documentation, etc. have been neatly tucked and organized in hanging folders inside of a file box. The trouble though, was that box was made of plastic. It's always been in the back of my mind to change it up for something more sturdy, but getting around to 'doing it later' just never seemed to come... until now. :) 

Today I am happy to report all of those papers have been neatly transferred to a new Master Lock 7148D Keyed Locking File Box. This 13.5 (34.3cm) W x 10.5in (26.7cm) H x 6in (15.2cm) D box is made of a durable steel construction that is far superior to our previous plastic version. It comes with two keys (don't lose them because duplicates are not available) and a limited lifetime warranty. And it's a from a name you can trust: Master Lock. 

At the end of this post, one lucky winner (US/Canada only) will win a Master Lock Keyed Locking File Box to call their own. And there's an even bigger prize to win with the Sweeps below. Interested? Keep reading...


Five Master Lock Vault® users will win $1,000 each in Tax Relief Reward Sweepstakes

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March XX, 2015) – Approximately 1 in 5 Americans who file their own tax return leave an average of $450 on the table each year – adding up to more than $5 billion in the U.S. – due largely to unnoticed deductions and credits*. This tax season, Master Lock is offering advice for maximizing returns during key life stages with credit opportunities and organization tips, and is also providing financial relief  to consumers via the Master Lock Tax Relief Reward Sweepstakes.

Now through April 16, any registered user of the Master Lock Vault is eligible to enter for a chance to win one offive $1,000 prizes. The Master Lock Vault is a free, digital safe deposit box that provides a safe and secure solution for storing copies of important tax documents for easy access from any smart phone or computer.

“Each new stage of life brings with it new considerations during tax time,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “Whether it’s your first year doing your own taxes, or first year with a dependent on your tax forms, we’re here to help you feel more confident about the process and your results, and maybe even take home some extra cash.”

No matter which life stage you are in this tax season, pay close attention to possible deductions and credits you may qualify for as you reach each new milestone**:

1.      Recent College Graduates: Graduating from college is a great accomplishment, but many graduates face a mountain of debt owed on their student loans. Luckily, there are credits that could provide a tax break for young professionals this season:

Graduates who begin repaying their student loans may qualify for the Student Loan Interest Deduction, which would deduct up to $2,500 of qualified student loan interest. If you plan to continue your education, you may qualify for the Lifetime Learning Credit which can provide eligible students with a tax credit toward undergraduate, graduate or professional degree courses at an eligible educational institution.

2.      Newlyweds: After exchanging rings and tossing the bouquet, newlyweds’ lives – and taxes – merge into one. Filing jointly with your spouse offers many advantages, and the IRS gives joint filers one of the largest deductions each year.

With a new marital status comes significant changes that could affect your taxes. It’s imperative for the names and Social Security numbers on your tax return to reflect your Social Security Administration (SSA) records. If you made changes to your name (Form SS-5) or address (Form 8822), you need to file the proper forms to notify the SSA and IRS. You should also notify your workplace to ensure your receive your W-2.

3.      Parents: Raising a child to the age of 18 costs approximately $245,000 in today’s economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Parents can ease their burden by taking advantage of the Child Tax Credit, which offers a tax credit up to $1,000 per qualifying child. Additionally, parents who paid for child care in order to work may qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Credit, which reduces federal income tax.

4.      Seniors (65+): As we age, it’s even more important to correctly prepare tax returns in order to receive the proper deductions and credits. Storing personal expenses and documentation in a secure location, such as the Master Lock Vault, will keep seniors’ personal information organized and eliminate the worry of lost or stolen paper documents that contain confidential information. If you want or need to store physical copies, keep them protected in a locking fire- and water-resistant Sentry Safe storage chest or safe.

Based on filing status, seniors may qualify for the Credit for the Elderly or Disabled (Forms 1040 or 1040A), and seniors who do not itemize their deductions receive a higher deduction amount. Seniors should also take advantage of free tax services, such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides income tax preparation and electronic filing services, and Tax Counseling for the Elderly program, which focuses on pensions and retirement-related concerns.

Master Lock Tax Relief Rewards Sweepstakes

An added bonus of utilizing the Master Lock Vault to organize the variety of forms and online passwords needed for your tax-filing process this year is the chance to win $1,000, which can be used to supplement your tax refund, or help ease the burden of additional taxes owed. To enter, new users can register for a Master Lock Vault account at www.MasterLockVault.com. Once the account has been activated, users will receive an email containing the sweepstakes entry form. Existing Master Lock Vault users who have opted in for brand communications will receive an email with the sweepstakes entry form once the sweepstakes kicks off March 16. One entry will be accepted per person through April 16.

Master Lock Vault
Benefits of the Master Lock Vault extend well beyond the tax season. Use the system year-round, via the website or by installing one of the free mobile apps for your Apple®, Android®, Kindle® or Nook® devices. Securely store and organize lock combinations, digital copies of your passport and social security card and other confidential data such as debit or PIN card numbers or online credit card account log-in information. Offering a high level of online security, the Master Lock Vault serves as a digital safe deposit box for quick and easy access to valuable information anytime, anywhere.

For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website at www.masterlock.com or the Master Lock Facebook page at www.facebook.com/masterlock.

About Master Lock
Master Lock is the world's largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products providing innovative security solutions for home, automotive, campus, power sports, bike and storage security needs for consumers and industry alike. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security,Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.,Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS) is included in theS&P MidCap 400 Index.  For more information about Master Lock,visit www.masterlock.com.

About the Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry into the Master Lock“Tax Relief Rewards” Sweepstakes is open to permanent lawful residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) and Canada, excluding Quebec,who are 18 years or older at time of entry. Limit one (1) entry per person.Sweepstakes begins at 07:00:01 a.m. CDT on March 16, 2015 and ends on April 16,2015 at 6:59:59 a.m. CDT. Entrants can access www.masterlockvault.com andfollow the on-screen instructions to create a Master Lock Vault account, which will generate a confirmation message containing a link to the Sweepstakes entry form. Existing, opt-in subscribers will receive an email containing a link to the Sweepstakes entry form.Sponsor: Master Lock Company LLC, 137W. Forest Hill Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154.

**Master Lock is not a legal, tax or accounting advisor, and the information in this press release should not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Master Lock recommends that consumers consult a professional advisor for advice concerning specific tax or other matters. 

There's a giveaway here too! One lucky winner (US/Canada) gets
a Master Lock  7148D Keyed Locking File Box to call their own.

Now that you've read this bevy of quality information, it's time to enter the giveaway Master Lock has also graciously offered to Mail4Rosey readers. One lucky winner will get the Master Lock 7148D Keyed Locking File Box mentioned at the top of this post. US/Canada only.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(Not Really) Wordless Wednesday

It started out as Spring Cleaning and turned into Twisted Logic

You know how it does't rain if you carry an umbrella? That's what I'm hoping for here. Can you force these things, or is it just chance? ;)

Explanation: I had a higher ed .admin. job for years that I loved when we lived in another state. I totally took it for granted and thought it would be easy to find something comparable when we moved. Not so. Welcome to rural Michigan. I did find work when I got here, in a school (not a college), and I liked it, but the pay was so bad. I had a little one and decided to stay home with him (what a wonderful gift). But, he's in school now, so...

Back to the drawing board. What I get though, when I apply for higher ed. admin work close to home, (outside of one interview session that got me to the final round with a nuh-uh) is a form letter that says, 'We're sorry, we received hundreds of applications for this position, blah blah blah," and I don't even get to an interview.

So...that left me with two closets full of expensive, designer clothing going to waste. The stack you see here was just the beginning, I literally filled up every inch of my SUV with dress clothes. I drove them to a parking lot with two big metal donation boxes, and in they went.

Now I have only a few outfits for dress, literally. 
I'm not prepared for work. Maybe now I'll get it. 
Here's to hoping my twisted logic pays off. :)

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Alissa who won the Easter book giveaway, and Alison who won the CarPET scratch stopper giveaway. Both winners were randomly selected by Rafflecopter.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bringin' in Spring with FabKids

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

Great White Graphic Tee & Cargo Shorts from FabKids

FabKids knows Spring fashion! Taking my son out in his latest outfit was fun, not only because it was his first time in shorts this year, but also because that boy was stylin'! :)

Never mind that it's going to be 18-degrees tomorrow, the temps were so high late yesterday afternoon, that it made us think it really was Spring. And what do you do when you haven't been able to go to the park because it was covered in snow for the last four months? You rush right over to see if the equipment is still in good working order. ;)

FabKids knows that active children need sturdy, stylish clothes!

So that's exactly what we set out to do. You can see in the picture above that my son doesn't lack energy or on putting his clothes to the test. With FabKids, I never worry. They're high-quality, comfortable clothes, always!

String-draw elastic waist band for comfort and adjustability!

While at the park, little man needs room to move, while still having clothes that won't be loose enough to get caught on things while he's running around. The Cargo Shorts fit the bill with their tie-draw waistline that allows for comfort and unrestricted movement too.

These Cargo Shorts are also great because they have three big pockets (little boys like to store/carry things). Two of the pockets are on the front, and one is on the back.

Great White Graphic Tee

The Great White Graphic Tee is slightly fitted throughout the body, but still very roomy. It has a fun graphic in bright blue that is printed on the Navy tee. We have only washed this once (to wear it) but I have little doubt it will hold up well, simply because of our experience with graphic shirts from the FabKids clothing line.

Finally able to break out the scooter after a long, cold winter!

Once we were done with the park, we figured we'd test the sidewalks out too...and I got the scooter out of the trunk of the car. Little man's been itching to ride his scooter all winter long, and he was thrilled to finally get the chance.

"Look Mom, this is my new trick!"

It did start to get chilly as the afternoon wore on, so I broke out a sweatshirt. You can see that didn't stop the play though, or hinder him from doing his new 'tricks.' Ah, that child cracks me up. Of course he was 100% serious, so I gave him my rapt attention. ;)  The Cargo Shorts were roomy enough that even this most daring of tricks could be performed with ease. :)

We loved his new FabKids outfit for March, and we loved our day out at the park.

FabKids is a monthly clothing subscription service for children aged approximately 2-12 (boys and girls!). Each month, if you want to participate, a pre-determined amount is charged to you. Then in turn your FabKids account will be credited with one outfit. You can shop for that outfit whenever you have the time. If you need or want to opt out for the month, you simply indicate that by the due date, and you will not be charged.

There is never any obligation to buy, the outfits are stylish and very durable, and they are affordable too.  FabKids was founded by a group of moms, one of whom just happens to be famous actress Christina Applegate. The fashions are cute, even for the boys (not always easy to find), and the convenience and practicality of having an outfit delivered each month is just awesome rad.

Right now those new to the service can get 20% off of any one outfit or item, and free Shipping & Handling too. There are also always ongoing sales and deals to find for existing members too.

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

Levana Sophia Video Baby Monitor #Giveaway

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

Things have sure come a long way in the baby monitor department. I remember having just an audio one years ago, and it was only one-way. It wasn't at all convenient and still left me running in and checking on baby every few minutes (which would of course sometimes wake him up). Now you can see, hear, and talk to baby on them, and that's pretty amazing, and very useful!

The Levana Sophia Baby Monitor not only does all of the above, it also checks room temperature, has a gentle nightlight, and is equipped with a communication system that allows you to talk and listen to baby, from up to 500 ft. away with an interference-free digital signal (meaning no one can hear or interrupt your talking, or see the video, but you).

The brightness on the monitor is adjustable, and the unit has a 48-hour battery life when it is in PEEP mode. That means that the monitor will rest while baby rests, and wake up when any sound is made in baby's area. If for some reason it's noisy in the room you're in, there is no need to worry you won't hear baby. The Levana Sophia Video Monitor also has an LED color bar, that changes color with the intensity of noise coming from the room.

This monitor expands up to four cameras too, which means you can place one in various rooms, and eliminate the need to move yours from room too room. From the looks/sound of it, Levana has thought of everything with this device. It is a great way to give you peace of mind, allowing you to get up and get some things done while baby sleeps. AND you won't wake baby up checking in on him/her every five minutes (something I'm sure all parents can relate to, at some point in time).

I'm thinking this would be a great addition to any home with a small child. It would also make an amazing baby shower gift! If it sounds like something you would like too, you can learn more about it on the Levana website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

What's your favorite feature of this baby monitor?
One lucky winner gets one to call their own!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Try KidsEmail Free for 30 Days!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

KidsEmail is an alternative place from the norm, to get a secure e-mail specifically for children. 

My two youngest children are (just-turned) 16 and 7-years-old. The older child already has her own e-mail and that works out fine. The younger child though, has been asking for his own too. I don't know about you, but I get a lot of inappropriate spam in my e-mail...things I don't want either of the children seeing in their own accounts, much less the younger one (who definitely need not be exposed to such things). So, when he requested it, because his friends, 'the triplets,' and a boy in his Cub Scouts have e-mail, I said no and blew it off. Truthfully because he is so young, I never even thought of it again, until now. 

With the introduction of KidsEmail though, maybe he really could get his own e-mail account, that his dad and I would be okay with him having. He already knows how to log in to a computer with a password, sign into accounts (he uses my YouTube all of the time), and he does have friends who are actively e-mailing each other back and forth, and his 1st-Grade teacher sends e-mails to those who have an account. I find it a tad bit unusual to even be considering this for a 7-yr.-old, thinking maybe he is too young for it...but then again, maybe I just need to get with the times. Technology has made things for kids in his age group very different than they were for me, or even any of his siblings.

In any case, it's free to try it, so why not? Everyone gets the chance to use it for 30 days, risk-free, for absolutely no charge (and no credit card information required!). After that it runs $2.99 a month if you subscribe annually, or $4.95 a month if you pay as you go. It can be used on Android, iOS, and Web platforms.

Registration is easy. Visit www.kidsemail.com to create a free trial for your child. Enter a valid adult e-mail because you're going to need to confirm to get your parental controls. Once you get them you can set up an account for an older or younger child, depending on their age(s) and your preferences as a parent. This is great too, having the two different options, because it is an account that can actually grow with your child. You can switch back and forth between the two formats at will.

Other options include but are not limited to, a spam filter, offensive word filter, photo and link removal removal, attachments control, block senders, a  tracking GPS, etc. You can also use a time filter to allow/restrict your children's access during certain times of the day or night. That last option is kind of cool. I don't foresee little man waking up to e-mail anyone soon, but as they get older the temptation to use their social devices gets much bigger.

I guess I've been behind the times on this one because not only has it won a multitude of awards, but it also comes as a pre-loaded option on my popular kids' devices, such as the Klick N Kids Tablet II, the Kurio Xtreme, and the Kurio phone for kids.

In any case, I like that KidsEmail has put some thought into creating a way to keep kids safe, while still allowing them the option to participate (in e-mail) if it is wanted by the kiddos, and okay'd by the parents in the family too.

If it sounds like something that might interest you,visit the website to learn more. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and/or G+.