Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winners from the week of 10/23

Beanie Designs

Dee


Hank Player
Emily Simmons


Winnie The Pooh
Edelis


Thank you to all who entered and look for more great giveaways coming soon. All winners have been e-mailed.
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Around The Table Games Review and Giveaway


Around the Table Games

Creator and owner of Around the Table games, Beth Daniels was blessed to have her grandparents and great-grandparents in her life for decades. Over the years, she realized that the more she learned about them, the better she understood herself. As a result, she treats the stories they shared as priceless gifts that she is determined to pass on to her own children. As an Occupational Therapist, wife and mother of two, Daniels understands all too well how active lives and busy schedules can prevent families from sharing the anecdotes and folklore that make a family a family. That’s why she created Family Talk and Grandparent Talk games as a fun way for families to reconnect. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun Friday Blog Hop




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DXG Luxe Camcorder Giveaway At Two of a kind


A great blog I came across has an awesome giveaway! you could win one of 4 DXG Video Cameras from Two of a kind working on a full house and DXG Luxe Video Cameras.

This is an awesome giveaway 
I wanted to share with all of you. Head over and check it out. I entered but hurry this giveaway will end at 11:59 Est on October 31. This would make a great Christmas present or even a welcomed addition to use to film Christmas. 



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fagor America Review


FAGOR
Fagor Electrodomesticos, based in Spain is the fifth largest appliance manufacturer in Europe, the leading appliance manufacturer in both Spain and France, and the #1 induction cooktop producer in the European Market. Fagor is a worldwide leader in manufacturing components for household appliances, semiconductors, castings for the automobile industry, numerical control systems, cookware and accessories since 1954. The Fagor brand is currently present in 100 countries, employs more than 12,000 people in 17 countries and operates 16 factories in 3 continents.


Fagor America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fagor Electrodomesticos. Since opening their offices in 1992, the Fagor brand name has become synonymous with high-quality stainless steel pressure cookers. Fagor is currently positioned as a top cookware brand, sold at major retailers nationwide and our presence has been largely responsible for the resurgence of pressure cooker sales in the US. Along with Pressure cookers, Fagor America also offers a line of specialty cookware.

In 2005, Fagor America established its appliance division in the US. Fagor Appliances bring together the most cutting edge technology and modern design features with a focus on energy efficiency and eco-friendly living. The line includes integrated and semi integrated dishwashers, induction, radiant and gas cooktops, range hoods, refrigerators, wall ovens, washers & dryers and stainless steel storage centers.




I know one of the secrets to great cooking is the cook wear you use. My mother in law has a cast iron pan she has had forever and still uses it often, so when I was asked to review the Michelle B Cast Iron Lite cook ware I was very happy. So many recipes I come across want you to cook something on the stove and then cook it in the oven, to me that say way more dishes then I care to do, but not anymore. 

Michelle B. by Fagor Cast Iron Lite 12" Chef's Pan

Multi-coated enameled exterior ensures strength, durability and heat resistance - perfect for everyday use.
Designed with a resilient non-stick interior and sleek silicone handles.
Coated with a smooth easy-to-see cream colored interior, making cookware easy to clean and stain resistant.




I got the Michelle B Chef's Pan with Glass Lid to review, It is cast iron so I can place it in the oven, and cook anything with no worries. I love the fact that I know it's cast iron, but it feels lighter then my regular pots and pans.  


I haven't used it tons yet, but the few times I have, not only does the pan clean easily but the food turns out wonderfully. The neat extra touch is that the pan comes with a ring of recipe cards, that look delicious, but as of now I haven't tried them. The Chef's pan comes in 3 colors
Cast Iron Lite- Chef Pans

 and a great addition to your home.


Sold at Amazon.com and priced at $69.99 makes it an expensive but well worth it.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary to my husband and I.






This was us on our wedding day 8 years ago.
October 25th 2003





and here is a more recent picture of us

This is what I have to say to him today.






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Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday in the Tropics Blog Hop!

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Adult Post 18+


If you are under the age of 18 you are not invited to  read this post and I ask that you close this post right now. If you are over 18 please keep reading if you wish but please understand this post is about an adult website and about an adult toy.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Send A Frizbee Review




An original FrizbeeGram from SendaFrizbee.com is a completely customized full-sized plastic disc (approx. 9 inches round weighing 85 grams) that will be mailed for you in place of a greeting card or invitation, no envelope and no packaging, just the FrizbeeGram.  It is a card and a gift, all in one!!!  You completely customize the FrizbeeGram for your recipient with your own message (unlike a greeting card) and you can even add a picture for free.


I love getting packages in the mail, as well as letters but my favorite thing to find in my mailbox lately would be a FrizbeeGram, it was very neat because not only was it a real frisbee but it also was specially designed for me...




The other side contains my address so I'm not showing you that, but it came complete with my logo printed on the front how cool is that?   Not only did they make me a custom Frisbee but you can design one any way you want to... Say you want to send a child a Frizbeegram for there 5th birthday not a problem, it'can be tons of fun. and they come in many colors, My kids stole mine and seem to be having lots of fun, maybe next year on  their birthday 

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Winnie the Pooh Combo Pack Giveaway Ends 10/30







Friday, October 21, 2011

iStyle Originals Review


istyle originals




iStyleoriginals is the essence of self expression in this new mobile social media world. It gives stars and regular folks like us a unique way to tell people a little something about ourselves.
Whether you rock, you party or are sweeter than candy, we have a shirt or accessory for you. Even little ones can tell the world they are cute or that they like to cuddle. How about doggies? Of course, our four legged canine friends can express themselves too!
Buy it for yourself, as a gift or both or carry our line in your store.
Each T-shirt or accessory comes in a beautiful package that makes unboxing fun. How cool is that?

 istyle Originals is a neat company I love the shirt I got to review , I do like one design a little better though how fun is this shirt?

i Talk u Listen

The most intriguing thing about the shirt is that a question could be asked from this one... which is why I wanted it, and now I get to wear it as much as I want, I do find that random people will ask


"you might what?" My answer depends on my mood. 


iStyle offers a few other very creative designs:

iDrink

iRock

iParty
Over all they aren't for everyone, but they are way better then some of the other shirts with words I have seen, and they are defiantly something I like. Most items on the site are priced at $19.99 for adults, children's wear ( nanowear) and even doggie wear.

Buy it:
http://istyleoriginals.myshopify.com/

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Winners


I have decided to start posting the winners again so here are the winners 

Jason

VaVaVroom
Mframe

780
Tara Oliver

Snorg Tees Funny T-Shirts
Nichole Sarri

Girl Gotch
Melissa


Ashley P



E-mails will go out tonight to all the winners and Congrats.


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Proof true love lasts.


This Story has been all over Facebook for days now, but I find it so sweet that I wanted to share it with you. This is defiantly true love. 



PHOTO: Gordon and Norma Yeager were married for 72 years.

A devoted Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital last week, exactly one hour apart.
The passing reflected the nature of their marriage, where, "As a rule, everything was done together," said the couple's daughter Donna Sheets, 71.
Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90, left their small town of State Center, Iowa, on Wednesday to go into town, but never made it. A car accident sent the couple to the emergency room and intensive care unit with broken bones and other injuries. But, even in the hospital, their concerns were each other.
"She was saying her chest hurt and what's wrong with Dad? Even laying there like that, she was worried about Dad," said the couple's son, Dennis Yeager, 52. "And his back was hurting and he was asking about Mom."
When it became clear that their conditions were not improving, the couple was moved into a room together in beds side-by-side where they could hold hands.
"They joined hands; his right hand, her left hand," Sheets said.
Gordon Yeager died at 3:38 p.m. He was no longer breathing, but the family was surprised by what his monitor showed.
"Someone in there said, 'Why, then, when we look at the monitor is the heart still beating?'" Sheets recalled. "The nurse said Dad was picking up Mom's heartbeat through Mom's hand."
"And we thought, 'Oh my gosh, Mom's heart is beating through him,'" Dennis Yeager said.

Norma Yeager died exactly an hour later.
"Dad used to say that a woman is always worth waiting for," Dennis Yeager said. "Dad waited an hour for her and held the door for her."
The inseparable couple was engaged and married within 12 hours in 1939 on the day Norma Yeager graduated from high school.
"She graduated from high school on May 26, 1939, at about 10 a.m., and at about 10 p.m. that night she was married to my dad at his sister's house," Sheets said.
The vibrant duo had a "very, very full life."
They worked as a team. They traveled together, they were in a bridge club together and they worked in a Chevrolet dealership, creamery and other businesses together.
"They always did everything together," Sheets said. "They weren't apart. They just weren't."
Dennis Yeager described his father as an "outgoing" and "hyper" man who was still working on the roof of his house and sitting cross-legged with no problem at age 90.
"The party didn't start until he showed up," he said. "He was the outgoing one and she supported him by being the giver. She supported Dad in everything. And he would've been lost without her."
Dennis Yeager said it is strange today to go into his parents' home and see the "two chairs side-by-side that they sat in all the time," empty. He said it was in those chairs that his parents cheered on the Arizona sports teams they loved and rarely missed an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price Is Right."
According to their obituary, besides their children, the Yeagers are survived by her sister, Virginia Kell, and his brother, Roger Yeager, as well as 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.


This is the news story as ABC.com has it, but I wanted all of you to be able to read it to. I find it to be a really inspiring story.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fun Friday Blog Hop


Warmables Review



Warmables has been established by Julian, Yvonne and Isaiah in the beginning of 2009.
The idea of using cherry pits for long lasting heat was inspired by Yvonne’s growing up in Switzerland.

Throughout the centuries Swiss farm houses where heated by a wood burning stove located in the kitchen. Cherry pits where heated inside the hearth and then used to keep the family beds warm or to soothe sore muscles and to loosen up congested sinuses.
Cherry pits to this day are a great way of holding on to warmth without damaging the environment.

We are proud to be able to bring an almost forgotten aspect of sustainable living back by recycling and preparing cherry pits so they can be reused for years to come.
Yvonne, experienced and skilled seamstress is in charge of all the cutting and sewing while Julian has taken over the shipping department. 10 year old Isaiah’s job is to use Warmables products several times a week and report the results.
Warmables products have been sold world wide to families, care givers, schools, chiropractors and spas.

More and more people are recognizing the potential health and well being benefits achieved by using Warmables.



As we get older things that never used to hurt now do , and I think heating pads can be dangerous and a little annoying, so when I learned about Warmables I was thrilled when they allowed me to do a review.

No more plugging in a cord to relieve the back pain from working all day, and no need to stand in the shower to release the sinus pressure from allergy season , now all you must do is warm up a Warmables pack...








Neck Hugger
This horse shoe shaped cushion is filled with nearly 2 pounds of cherry pits. Its shape allows you to move around freely as you are treating yourself to a few minutes of relief.
Soothes a cramped neck, loosens tension and releases sinus congestion. Just put a drop of the included eucalyptus oil on the heated bag and start feeling better instantly.
Use it at your desk, while you watch TV or as you are cooking. 
100% cotton terry cloth.
Machine wash and dry.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.



A fish and a bunny want to be your childs best friend when cold and sick. Use it for winter strolls, cold hands, or hot fevers. Dab a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the warm bag to relieve stuffy noses and cold symptoms.
Or add a bit of lavender oil for sleepy time. Use the frozen bags to release an ever so gentle coolness for babies with a high fever. These 2 bags are sized for small hands and bodies.
100% terry cloth.
Machine wash dry.
Set of 2.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.



Relieves stress gently with pleasant warmth or headaches with mellow cold. Helps to relieve sinus congestion and migraines. Add a drop or two of your favorite aromatherapy oil for additional comfort or a dab of the included eucalyptus oil for easy breathing and relaxation.
9x5” with an elastic band on the back.
100% cotton terry cloth.
Machine wash and dry.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.
​Find out about our Almost Free Sample 




Back Log


Our back log is designed to cure back 
pains, relax muscles and ease tension 
along your spine and across you lower
back. Roll if back and fourth with 
your feet for an invigorating foot massage. Increase your spa experience by dabbing on a few drops of your favorite essential oil for either healing purposes or pure pleasure.
100% cotton terry cloth.
Machine wash and dry.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.



Body Bag For Kids


This cartoon cotton square is just like our regular BODY WARMER but  designed to make a child happy when cold or sick. It takes chills off any body part and warms up cold beds. The 9x9” cushion stays warm for up to 
one hour if used under covers.Use it with a dab of lavender oil for sleepy time or release stress by adding eucalyptus oil. Kuno the giraffe in the front, Grendel the dog in the back
100% cotton. Machine wash and dry.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.


And last but not least is the item I was sent to review:
Body Warmers


This simple cotton terry cloth square is filled with over a pound of pits. It takes chills off any body part and warms up cold beds. The 9x9” cushion stays warm for up to one hour if used under covers.Use it with a dab of lavender oil for sleepy time or release stress by adding eucalyptus oil.
100% cotton terry cloth.
Machine wash and dry.
1 oz of essential eucalyptus oil included.


With winter almost here, I was dreading the climb into cold sheets and up until now, that has been what I deal with every year until now. This year every night before my husband and I crawl into bed. I will be warming up our sheets with the Body Warmer. If I didn't have a dog to keep my feet warm I might try that to, but I think my favorite thing to do with it, is place it on my face after heating it up whenever I have a headache, and before long I am feeling much better. I love it, and heating it up is super easy...


Place in Microwave for 60 second ( no more)
and remove


The cherry pits stay warm for a long time, which is great because I have also used t on my back to help me relax, life with kids. and a husband in school can be way to stressful. Would I recommend Warmables to my friends yes, really it is a great idea.  


Buy it: Warmables

Warmables is offering all Real Adventures From A Mom Of 3 readers free shipping  on all orders for a limited time.
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Nomad Footwear Review and Giveaway




In 1997, two shoe salesmen wandered from city to city, store to store, inspired by an idea that would transcend into something they never thought imaginable. Their dream was to build a brand that would represent the free-spirited individual; the individual who followed trends and appreciated fashion, but never forgot who they truly were. Hence, Nomad was born; representative of their own ideals, as well as the nomadic attitude that lives within each “nomad” girl.

Being one of the pioneers of the high EVA foam sandal, Nomad Footwear journeyed from the junior fashion market, making its mark in the shoe industry. Since then, Nomad Footwear has transformed its styles to shoes like the Cork Wedge, creating styles that could be worn by any girl, day or night.

The logo of the little red man encompasses the ideals of Nomad Footwear. Like the vibrantly colored historical figure, Nomad Footwear has continued stay true to the origins of their company, passionately striving to create shoes that not only provide comfort, but also original styles and versatility to all of its loyal customers. Creating fashionable sandals, flip flops, flats and rain boots that any free spirited-girl would love to journey in, it’s no wonder why people everywhere choose to “wander off and be a Nomad…” 






Shoes are my passion, I have somewhere around 50 pairs including my flip flops. I Know a great shoe when
I see one, and Nomad makes great shoes. They are beyond comfortable but durable as well.  They offer so many great styles weather your looking for 

Flats like these 
Street
Street
Looking for the perfect flat for fall? The Street is what you are looking for. The flannel plaid upper has an intricate fold on the top, which will look cute with any outfit! 


or 
Bend
Bend
Don't get it twisted. Don't get bent. Enjoy these fine shiny looking flats while showing a teasing amount of cleavage.


I love the sandal designs


Pancho - Black
Pancho
Once you slide your feet into these sandals, you will never want to walk in any others again. This cushiony and lightweight sandal will prove to be your staple for whenever you go out. A woven strap provides a nice comfort to our feet. They come in 3 basic colors that will go with any outfit. 


Hancho - Black
Hancho
Comfy, lightweight, soft woven strap flip-flops in many solid colors. Just about as comfortable as sandals with a lift get. The upper straps are made of soft, smooth, webbing. The lightweight construction has an EVA foam bottom for walking comfort. 




Thai
These sandals are the perfect accent to any outfit. The sandal is completely lined with micro fiber, which creates a soft cushion for your feet. The upper is delicately lined with matching beads and sequins that make a beautiful floral design. 


Can you tell Sandals are my absolute Favorite however here in Michigan in Late October/ Early November the snow will start to fly, and it's time to pack them up so when I got to choose a pair of Nomad shoes to review Boots were more my thought, and was I ever shocked at the selection they have Rain boots, Cowboy boots, even boots to match those winter outfits, just look at this selection


Puddles-Mint Flowerland
Puddles- Mint Flowerland
"Rain Rain, go away"...you won't be singing this song anymore once you have the Puddles. Instead you'll be eager to jump in puddles in these durable, water resistant, rain boots. These rain boots are available in a variety of patterns, designs and colors; perfect for any outfit!


How hot are these????
Bronco Cowboy Boot
Bronco Cowby boots


now for the pair I was please to add my closet


 Alaska - Black
Alaska
It's time to get the "boots with the fur"! This fur trimmed boot will surely look great with any of your winter outfits! Get low with Alaska!




I can not get over how much I love them. Nomad may be my favorite brand of show now,and their prices are very reasonable priced, and they seem to put things on sale often.


Buy them: nomadfootwear.com

One Lucky RAFAMO3 reader could win a pair of their very own







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