Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FaceBook page contest!

Whats up for grabs?
( winners choice: either a 10$ shell or 10$ BP card! )

Here is how it works, and it ends FRIDAY night, June 3rd at midnight (Eastern)! All you do, is refer your friends and family to "Like" Locomotion of Expressions on Facebook by clicking <- there. (There is also a plugin on my lower right sidebar!) So have your friends and family "Like" that page and say you sent them. Its that easy! Comment on this post that you are participating so I will be able to contact you. Your email address must be public on your blogger profile. (Or leave it in comments) ~Good Luck!~

Send this link to your wall above to let your friends know and participate with you!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

FREEBIE EsPeCiAlLy 4 u from LoE

Free 10$ on yardsellr CLICK HERE!
Check out this great freebie, this website will give you money to spend there, for signing up just bc you know me! Sign up is simple, and it seriously is just a few clicks, no lengthy signup/registration and confirmations. Its like Ebay only better, they dont charge you for using it, its 100% to buy AND to list things for sale indefinitely too! Their one click makes it easy to advertise to your social medias what you have for sale as well. I like how they reward you everyday when you login, and even better, if you have been busy or havent logged in in a while they will send you emails offering you 10$ bc they missed you. Plus Their money to spend on their site even extends toward your shipping. I dont know of any other websites personally that do that! I ahve been given 30 free dollars to spend there by the site myself this year! Thats cool! So what are you waiting for?
CLICK HERE! Free 10$ on yardsellr

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Giveaway for Bloggers!

I want to have a giveaway for two 10$ bath and body works gift cards! Two winners! You can get an extra entry by blogging about this giveaway!
Mandatory entry?
All you have to do is place my button on your blog! ( right there! ------> ) NOT ON A POST PAGE on your blog, on your actual sidebar! :)
Its that easy! (where it says grab me, cut and paste the HTML!)
Simply comment with the link/url of where I can find it!
Good luck!

This will end on 6-18-2011 noon eastern, tell a blogger friend, spread the word!

PS here are my current LOW LOW LOW giveaways and ending dates... (since your here!)
TheraBreath GiveAway ends 5/30 (only 3 entries
JumpStart membership GiveAway ends 5/31 (only 3 entries!)

Here are my other kinda low entry sweeps!
90$ Kim Kardashian 5 piece perfume set Ends 6/7

ENDING SOON! Scentsy Buddy Ollie the Eelephant + scent pak Ends 5/28

All of my sweeps end @ Noon Eastern time.
Look for many more in the next week or two!

Whats YOUR stain story? KIDS ‘N’ PETS Review + FREEBIE

Kids 'N' Pets is a company made by Paramount Chemical Specialties. It is a wonderful stain remover that works on a number of things, even really old stains, as I found out.

One thing really neat about Kids 'N' Pets is they have a Pet Partnership program, which basically contributes to pet adoption agencies to offer a free bottle, to help clean up after new pets adjusting. I think that is VERY cool of them. People are too quick to go buy a new puppy, when their are puppies who are at risk in shelters everyday. It offers a little incentive .. Hey, everyone loves a freebie! Check to see if there is a program in your area! For another freebie, keep reading, you'll find it at the end of this review!

Kids N Pets is 5 star recommended on Amazon, and also comes in big lots for super cheap there as well. That is nice especially for larger families. And in case you didn't know, prices differ on Kids 'N' Pets in bulk, but you can get two big bottles for 10 bucks, or you can buy 4 packs and 6 packs for 20 or 30 dollars, and they would last forever I'm sure. But- if you only want just one, you can buy at most Wal-Marts!

I was sent the KIDS 'N' PETS INSTANT ALL PURPOSE STAIN & ODOR REMOVER but they do have other products too, including: an odor trigger spray, a carpet powder, a dog spray for dander and odor (YES! It is safe to spray on your dog!) and also a laundry spray.
KIDS 'N' PETS DOG BODY DEODORIZER & DANDER REMOVER instanly removes "doggie" smells and wet "doggie" odor. So safe it can be sprayed directly on your dog, dog bedding, carpets, clothing upholstery, auto upholstery and more. KIDS 'N' PETS BRAND® STAIN & ODOR REMOVER will completely eliminate your messiest stains and smelliest odors -- EVEN URINE ODORS -- from: Housebreaking Pets, Potty Training, Bed Wetting, Vomiting, Incontinence, Diarrhea, Food & Beverage Spills.

I have a "GiGi" and of course I despise carpet, in fact, most of my readers (my friends and family as well) all know that my house has a lot of tile. Tile sucks, because I walk around barefoot a lot (I also despise shoes!) and I can feel every little thing I step on. Giana can NOT eat without making crumbs everywhere, and Devonny is 1, so you can only imagine the mess she can make. Alone. The two of them combined? Its crazy! We are navy, so we move around a lot and every place we ever lived we had to buy new carpet for at least one room. I swore after replacing carpet at my moms house after a fingernail polish accident, that I was through with carpet. And I am. However, you have to have rugs, or something. And yes, we have carpet on the stairs and in all the bedrooms. Its a nice mixture though. Because true as the statement that it is hard to keep carpet from getting stained. Its also very true that it is much easier to vacuum than it is to sweep. And no, if you are a man, you might assume that you can vacuum the tile. I suppose you can, but it really doesn't get all the crumbs up, I- unlike my husband, who puts shoes on when he gets out of bed and leaves them on til he gets back in... do not wear shoes! Unless I am going somewhere.. so I do feel all that I am walking on, and when you vacuum a hardwood/linoleum/tile floor, it definitely does not do the job!

If I would have had or known about Kids "N' Pets, I probably wouldn't have had to pay to replace all that carpet.. I usually use Mean Green, and it works OK. But I do not think it can pull off dried latex paint and 6 month old dried blackberry juice stains.

Here, let me tell you about these stains..

My stain story

The first is in the baby's nursery... I- being the SAH bored mommy that I am, have a creative flair and saw THE CUTEST (and super expensive, might I add) fan and doorknob pulls on ababy.com/. They sent me a catalog while I was pregnant, and I got to browsing their website and saw this ceiling fan for TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE DOLLARS, and thought No Freaking Way! I can so do that myself. And I did! (I'll even post a pic of it below!) BUT problem was, I might have spilled a little bit on the orange paint on the carpet.. Aw pooh! I just use the rug to hide it.. (LOL) I did that stain when she was 2 weeks old. She just turned one year old- five days ago, so that tells you just how old it is. Yikes!
Yes, if you are wondering.. it got it up. Cool!
PS, I also made some doorknob pulls for Devonny's room that same day, that I copycat from Ababy that were also too expensive and super easy. They were anchors (Hubby is in the navy so I found it appropriate.) Ababy's anchor knob pulls were 11$ .. for ONE. And I needed 6. They were very cute but not for 66$ ... its not that cute!

Heres a pic of theirs (ABabys.. its all their fault.. haha) and thats how I got paint on the carpet.. :(

Here is the pic of my finished project (and the stain it left behind)

Yes - its a minuscule stain, but think.... it is acrylic paint (like you buy in the crafts section at Wal-Mart) that was on there for almost a year. That came completely off, that I also thought would be there forever...
Here it is gone...
(The rug never moved- by the way.)

On to a stubborn stain in Giana's room. About six months back, she got sick one night. She puked in the middle of the night, like sleep puked? I am a heavy sleeper. She went back to bed. The next morning, I was like, "Oh man!" Lets just say she had eaten blackberries (one of the WORST staining foods that you DO NOT want to get on your carpet, or anything for that matter! Much less sit on carpet overnight unknowingly.
Another rug cover upper....
Here is her room, and my clever disguise of the stain that I tried in vain to remove the next day.
(WOW, thats a lot more serious than in Devonny's room, huh?)
You can see where I tried to clean it off, and was unsuccessful... It did come half off. But not completely.

Now lets see some pictures of it gone, shall we?

I'm convinced!

- Here you can find links to all things Kids 'N' Pets -

Kids 'N' Pets Blog
Related YouTube Videos
Other reviews of Kids 'N' Pets. (I'll be listed here!)
Twitter FOLLOW @kids_n_pets
"Like" Kids n Pets on Facebook
Commonly asked questions?
Things Kids N Pets can be used for!
Detailed cleaning instructions for each different form.
Resources, Recommendations & Mentions

KID ‘N’ PETS BRAND® STAIN & ODOR REMOVER - #1 against pet odor from pet accidents!
KIDS 'N' PETS was specifically designed for cleaning up after all those wet, messy, smelly kid and pet accidents. KIDS 'N' PETS will remove the stains AND COMPLETELY ELIMINATE ALL ASSOCIATED ODORS from a wide variety of fabrics and surfaces. Removing urine odors from pet accidents is a breeze!

Removing urine odors from bedwetting or potty training has never been easier!
Potty training the newest member of the family can be exasperating! But removing urine odors and urine stains from bedwetting accidents on mattresses is a KIDS 'N' PETS specialty! The high speed enzyme formula in KIDS 'N' PETS goes to work instantly!

Try KIDS 'N' PETS on pet odor removal from puppies and kittens.
Housebreaking a new pet? KIDS 'N' PETS is so effective on pet odor removal from pet accidents that even your new pet will not be able to find his accidents! KIDS 'N' PETS is a lifesaver at removing urine odors from older incontinent pets as well.

Cleaning up pet stains and odors from cat hairballs is easy!
Does your cat sometimes throw up those wonderful hairballs all over your carpet and upholstery? No worry! KIDS 'N' PETS will immediately neutralize those pet stains and completely eliminate the odor. Cleaning up after pet accidents is fast and easy.

• Non-toxic, non-flammable and
non- irritating
• Biodegradable and Cruelty Free
• Use on any water-safe surface

So what are you waiting for? Find a location near you HERE by entering your zip code!

Another Freebie?
I do not know how long this is running, but right now they have a mail in rebate offer, you can get by "Liking" Their Facebook page in the links above. When you do, got to Free KnP on the left sidebar of their Facebook page, (Or by clicking the link I just typed, thats much easier, huh?) And it will direct you to a rebate you can print out and mail in with proof of purchase.
Voila! Free KnP! Take advantage of the offer and give it a test run. Upload your pics to Kids 'N' Pets Facebook wall, and while your at it, "Like" Locomotion of Expressions Facebook page, so you can share on my wall your Kids "n" Pets before and after photos! I'm interested in your stain story!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

hogwild.net Semi-Hilarious comedy (i think it is!)

No One is Spared!

Hogwild is a little racy for my blog, I know. But I can't help it. He's funny! I can't exactly remember how I found his comics years ago. But I did, and signed up for his newsletter. I would forward the funny comics to my friends, sometimes, Photobucket them and put them on a myspace bulletin.. I can't help it. I'm telling you, this guy is funny! Don't believe me? See for yourself below!

Funny MySpace Pictures

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SO FUNNY! TRY IT! Valentine's Ad-lib story maker! (I am posting mine in the comments f this post if your interested!)

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Bad Santa!

funny myspace cartoon

funny myspace cartoon

If you are interested in seeing MORE of these cartoons, click here! also on that page- you can buy a special ebook of his relationship joke comics for $5!

HA HA at this! also freekin funny!& yet another Racy hilarious joke

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hot Coffee On A Cold Winter's Day

Hot Coffee On A Cold Winter's Day
Guest Post by Von Battle
My internet at home went out for the third time this week. I guess it can't take the cold weather. Thankfully, my car can, so it was time to pick up my laptop, set the home security system on the chance that burglars work better in snow than my internet does, and set for the local coffee shop.
I can't remember a time before coffee places didn't have free wireless internet, and I'm glad of it. I've actually thought about turning off my internet at home and just going to the coffee shop when I need to work, but I figured out that it would! be more expensive in the long run, since my addiction to mocha cappuccinos would soon cost more than the internet bill. Even though I can check email or surf the Web at home anytime, there is still something about the atmosphere of the cafe that makes me want to bring the computer with me when I go. Maybe it's fact that there are fewer distractions and I can get more work done.
I even find myself craving coffee when I'm just using my computer at home, even if I'm not using the Web. I'm sure it's something psychological, but more than once I've not been able to complete a task without packing up and driving for off for a cup.

Monday, May 16, 2011

aveyou.com review + win Kim Kardashian perfume set! ***CLOSED***

Aveyou.com Beauty Boutique, Your Unique Beauty Boutique.

Created by Lisa Esposito and her brother Brian to bring the finest hair, nail, skin, and body care products to all of their online and in-store shoppers. Lisa and Brian were able to create this new concept stemming from their father, Anthony Esposito's, guidance and skills. Anthony Esposito was an originator in the beauty industry starting Esposito Beauty Supply, which then turned into Salon Professional Services. Salon Professional Services is the parent company to Beauty Plus and AVEYOU Beauty Boutique. Salon Professional Services wholesale division calls on over 5,000 salons, spas and beauty boutiques throughout the state of New Jersey.

WINNER COMMENT #29 - Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

The salon division is head up by Rudy F. Falco who has extensive background in sales, consulting, and purchasing. All of AVEYOU product lines are extensively tested to make sure they stand up to all of their claims. AVEYOU's entire concept is being all about you, the customers. Aveyou.com's in-depth customer service and product knowledge allows them to offer the best possible service in the beauty industry.

Their stores are equipped with extensive staff and high inventory levels to always be able to serve their customers. AVEYOU Online at www.aveyou.com, which was developed and created by Brian J. Esposito takes all the same core concepts, however does everything possible to get an online shopper's order to their doorstep as quickly as possible. (My order got to me super quick!)

Best of all they even say on their website, "It's always "all about you", at Avenue You Beauty Store. Don't see a product you are looking for, please email us at helpdesk@aveyou.com. There's always a chance we have what you are looking for, and if we do not have it, we'll do our best to get it for you." Thats super cool of them!

$1 Shipping on orders $50 or more
(mine shipped for A DOLLAR!) ((and got to me within 3 days!))
$5 shipping on orders less than $50.

Connect with aveyou.com on Facebook

Sign up for their newsletter!

First let me tell you about the things I got! Then I'll tell you some more about them, and what the giveaway is all about today!

My aveyou order:

Holy Mud Pumpkin Glycolic Mask

. This mask is 24$ and made by the Holy Mud Company. It has bilberry, sugar cane, pumpkin,
. sugar maple, Vitamin E, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, rosemary, & glycolic acid & pumpkin!
. I love ANYTHING pumpkin, so when I was shopping aveyou.com this
. caught my eye! I liked that it had glycolic acid in it too. Because I have done a review
. on that ingredient in beauty products before! The jar is cute because it comes with a little
. mask spreading spoon, to make application easier. It actually looks (and smells) like pure
. pumpkin pureed up into this jar! When I rinsed it off I did notice my skin felt a little
. tighter. It says to use at least 3x a week, so its a little soon to give real progress. Time
.will tell to see how well it compares to my other mask from SkinBotanica! Try the Holy Mud Pumpkin Glycolic Mask for yourself and see!

Pumpkin Butter Lotion

. Once again, this goes back to me being obsessed with pumpkin scented, flavored and enhanced
. things. This lotion smells so good I want to eat it. I got a trail size, but now I am
. definitely thinking I should have (and should in the future!) get the full size!
. The sample bottle is 1.95 and it is made by OPI. I didn't even know OPI ventured outside
. of fingernail polish. But lotion makes sense! :0 I really like the lotion, and it made my skin
. fragrant and silky and smooth!
Pumpkin Butter Lotion, get your own here!

Kim Kardashian Accord Set

. I love the scents! The tuberose smells best (of the three), but the Kim Kardashian Accord (the
. one that is NOT the roller-ball) Also smelled really good too. Sorry I had to open it and
. smell so I could review it for you! Anyone who's a Kim Kardashian will love & appreciate this
. gift! Enter to win it below! This set is a 5 piece set and comes
. with three rollerball perfumes that are purse size- but not too small. A makeup bag, and a
. larger bottle of spray. All the fragrances have their own scent (which I thought was super
. neat!) The set has a value of 90$ but sells on aveyou.com for 45$!
Kim Kardashian Accord Set Check it out by clicking here!

Japonesque Baby Nail Clipper

. The Japonesque (I can't even pronounce it! LOL! ) Baby nail clipper is ADORABLE with a Capital
. A! The little beak pulls off (I thought the first time I took the beak off I was going to have
. to break it to do so, or break it trying to, but the first time is a challenge, but subsequent
. uses weren't as hard. Its cute, and probably not so frightening as regular nail clippers for
. smaller children. Also, on the bottom is a metal nail file. Metal nail files are so much
. better than emery boards. JMO. (Just my opinion) You push down on his "hair" to make it work.
. Even more sick? I didn't buy the whole set, but you can purchase the whole set Comb, shears,
. safety scissors, brush and file. I think it would make a great baby shower present. :)
. probably the most unique baby shower present one could get. Its a little pricey though.
. My penguin had a price tag of 15$. But think how cute it will be sitting around!
View the collection and buy it! Click here!

Hairtrition 3 minute hair mask

Hairtrition 3 Minute Deep Moisture Treatment is a deep treatment that saturates dry, damaged hair with ultra-hydrating Illipe Butter, Honey and White Lily Extract. Repairs and smoothes frayed cuticles and strengthens hair by up to 63%. I have to say, it smelled amazing, and I got it at a great price! 5.1oz for 7.99. I liked the scent and it made my hair feel and smell good. The scent is light and floral. I think anything you put on your hair should smell strongly when it rinses out, so I was pleased with this in that aspect. I also really appreciate a conditioner that feels so moisturizing that it almost feels like it didn't rinse out. My hair was not as frizzy as it usually is, and flat ironing was a breeze! Buy your own Hairtrition 3 minute hair mask

Read aveyou.com Testimonials

Here is what is up for grabs!
Kim Kardashian Accord Set
The gift set sampler 90$ retail value, includes ...
Accord Eau De Parfum Spray 1.0 oz
Rollerball Parfum .34 oz Fresh Mandarin
Rollerball Parfum .34 oz Vanilla Orchid
Rollerball Parfum .34 oz Exotic Tuberose (my fave!)
The set also includes a really nice matching makeup bag!

Rules/How to enter....
Follow this blog and comment that you do with your Google Friend Connect name! Or say something nice!

For extra entries you can promote this sweepstakes on twitter (please use hastags #win and #giveaway and @1caseycolette) - share this link on Facebook - or blog about this sweepstakes! You can tweet once daily, and share on Facebook once daily. Once you have done any (or all) extra entries simply comment which thing you did, and where I can find it at! You can also enter any of my other sweepstakes for 1 entry per sweepstakes you enter. The giveaways I have running are:

This giveaway will end June 7th at noon eastern.
ALSO, Please use separate comments for each entry method! Good luck!

The new giveaways that have started as this KK perfume is ending are: You may place one comment (1 extra entry) for each sweepstakes you enter, just tell which one!

http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2011/06/love-fake-nails-hate-paying-for-them.html ENTER TO WIN A SET OF ACRYLIC DESIGNER NAILS

http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2011/06/snacktivity-with-beanstalk-express-win.htmlEnter to win a arv 50$ SnackTime Children's toy/helper. Its super cool. MUST SEE! Innovative!

http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2011/06/when-daddy-snores-kids-book-review.htmlEnter to win a cute Children's book about a Daddy who snores VERY loudly!

Enter to win a plush animal from Endangerbles + a Music CD for kids!

http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2011/06/edenfantasyscom-review-giveaway-25-gift.html Just published and running until 6/23 Eden Fantasys 25$ Gift Card giveaway! (: DONT MISS THIS!

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are our own. We were not compensated in any other way.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

TheraBreath Probiotic review and TheraBreath - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY!

Do you suffer from BAD BREATH?
Probiotic review and TheraBreath - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY! Win a arv 13$ value box of 100 TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges!

(P.S. I have had them on my last TheraBreath review and they are very VERY good! They remind me of the white mint LifeSavers!! )

The question is in orange text below. If you cant read it, try highlighting it as if you are going to cut & paste.

How To Use This Product:
Brush Teeth, tongue, and inside cheeks with TheraBreath Toothpaste (included) to prepare for treatment. Mix one stick pack with about two mouthfuls (2oz.) of water until fully dissolved. Rinse mouth thoroughly for 1 minute with one mouthful. Spit. Gargle for 30 seconds with next mouthful. Spit. If additional solution remains, rinse until gone. You will learn to estimate more precisely as you use the treatment. Use treatment TWICE (morning and night) on DAY 1, ONCE (each morning) on DAYS 2-6, and TWICE (morning and night) on DAY 7.
TheraBreath Multi-Symptom ProBiotics
9 - 2.7g stickpacks and 1 - .75oz toothpaste
Ingredients: ProBiotics: Crystalline trehalose dihydrate, xylitol, natural flavors, BLIS Strep. Var. K12 and M18
Does not Contain:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Benzalkonium Chloride (an allergen)

Price - $28.00

What we thought (The Hubby and I) -
Hubby: "I think that it works pretty good. I like the way it tastes a lot, but, I didn't like the packages, they should have torn, but they had to be cut open every day. My mouth felt very clean after I was done."
Me: I think it most definitely works! I haven't smelled anything coming from him and that never happens. I'm impressed!
Coupons and specials: Go online and get 20$ in coupons to use toward purchase of your therabreath products.
HERE & ALSO, here.

Do you suffer from BAD BREATH?

About probiotics:

In humans our internal tissues are normally free of micro-organisms. However, the surface tissues, such as the skin and mucous membranes (inside of the mouth, nasal passages, etc), are constantly in contact with the external environment and become easily colonized by certain micro-organisms. The mixture of organisms regularly present at any site is referred to as the normal flora. (In the mouth it is known as the normal oral flora or microflora). This is usually a mutually-beneficial relationship. The normal flora utilizes the supply of nutrients provided by the host, a stable environment, a constant temperature, as well as protection and transport. The host may obtain from the micro-organisms some nutritional benefit, some stimulation of the development of the lymphatic tissues, but the most important general benefit is that colonization by the well-adapted normal flora can exclude other harmful micro-organisms from colonizing the host.

The top two circular areas of the photo show the inhibition of bacterial growth coming from BLIS producing bacteria.

Studies show a direct link between low levels of Streptococcus salivarius in the mouth throat and tonsils and the development of halitosis. This is because in-vitro testing has shown that Streptococcus salivarius K12 inhibits the key pathogens responsible for halitosis. Moreover, in-vitro testing has also shown that Streptococcus salivarius K12 inhibits the key pathogens responsible for ear infections and tonsillitis and clinical trials are underway in these indications.

To sum it up (in laymans terms) loooongg brochure but very interesting.. They sent a brochure that comes inside the box of probiotics...I read it. A lot of it was like someone was speaking another language. All these big science words, that to be honest I haven't the slightest clue what they menat, and I assume most wouldn't.
The way I would explain the how/why is:
These sticks, which I assumed you would ingest, (I was wrong) are like a mouthwash. A mouthwash of good bacteria. The 1st day you take it, with the idea that the double dose on the first (as well as the last day) will help the bacteria colonize more effectively. The bacteria- which naturally occur in a very small percentage of the population, (You know the ones who have naturally sweet smelling breath?) are actually IN the pro-biotic sticks. The sticks are like crystal light sticks. You mix them with a small amount of water and gargle and swish it. These sticks day-by-day build up that good bacteria, which combat the bad bacteria, that makes you get halitosis. Best part, it is affordable AND it lasts up to a month! This bacteria can even help your gums, oral health, and keep you from getting sick/colds/ear infections. How it works in that area is, the good bacteria stops the bad bacteria from spreading/entering your throat to go into your inner ear. They have done studies on that, as well as the safety and effectiveness of these products and it has done well in all the studies. Like I always say... You learn something new everyday!

Probiotic FAQs

The scienece behind it

The Question

Dr. Katz (the maker of TheraBreath) makes another line of products that is not formulated for the mouth, but another part of the body. What part? And the products name?
Trivia closes at 5-30-2011 noon Eastern
In the event there is more than one correct answer, the correct answers will be numbered and a random.org number chosen.
Good Luck!
The only rule is you must be a Google Friend Connect follower!

This product was provided to me free of charge from TheraBreath, the opinions contained in this review are 100% my own and I was not paid to endorse this product. You can always trust Casey to be straight up with you. If the product sucks, (excuse my language- but if you don't like it, your on the wrong blog) believe me, I would tell you it does. And I have. Just take a look through my blog. :) *winks!*

Friday, May 13, 2011

Testing! Textured 1,2,3!

Textured 123! "Where children learn through their sense of touch!"

Mama Bzz hooked me up with them so I can review them for you! I like them becauseTextured Products are creative educational crafts for children ages 3 to 10. (Or older, because I had fun with my daughter doing it, and I am 27! :) The prices run from 1$ to 1.50 each! So they are extremely affordable! Textured 123! is made by Linda Scanlan who has owned and operated 1-2-3 Textured Projects since 2007.

Parents section and grandparents section.

Textured 123! sent us the Pond Creatures collection craft called called Pucker the Fish!

The package comes with three different decorative things (Each kit varies) that can be glued on to give your craft flair. You will need glue, markers/crayons and, for some, scissors.
Giana is 6 and needed help doing it, to make it look really neat! I think she enjoyed it much more than traditional coloring crayons and blank paper. It took us about 15 minutes to get it just right, and end result was so cute! See for yourself, in images below.

Day Care providers can order monthly sheduled kits to be delivered as well.
"Our program strives to meet the guidelines for the National Association of Education for Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.), National Association for Family Childcare Providers (N.A.F.C.C) and National Head Start Programs. Due to varying state guidelines, it is necessary to verify compliance in your individual state." You can order these subcriptions HERE.

There are lots of different categories! Zoo Animals, Reptiles, Forest Animals, Holidays, Winter, Summer Fun, Fall Fun, Pond Creatures, Christmas, Farm Animals (my favorite collection), Insects, Transportation, Party Time (of note, the Party Time - Stork kit has a picture of a bear? Not sure if Textured products is aware of this) They also have Activity Kit Bundles for 4.99 each. They accept paypal.

I would have LOVED to try the Sticker Kits because they are peel and stick, and would have tickled Giana, because she loves stickers.

You can receive a Sample Kit for free + 1.50 shipping and handling.

Strengths and weaknesses.
The strengths are that it encourages children to be more creative, anyone who has read my blog nows how I feel about that! Its a marvelous wonderful thing. I think children today are exposed to far too much media. If you tell them to go outside and play, most will look at you like your crazy, like, "What are we supposed to do?" When I was little, we used to get on my grandmothers porch swing and "Drive a bus" with our baby-dolls and "pick them up" from around the yard to "take them to school". Or we'd pretend we were flower fairies.. Kids today have their DS games (and some have weight issues...) Its just bad. Not to pass judgement of something I am probably guilty of too, but we should definitely encourage our kids to get off the couch more. Get out from in front of the Tv!

Weaknesses? Unless you buy a bunch of them at once, they don't last very long. As I mentioned earlier- they do sell subscriptions, but they don't really say how many you get, but it is 12.00 per child + 10$ shipping. I would assume it has one for every day of the week for a month. But it might only be 5 days a week, and be 20? Like I said, it doesn't say. You can order these subcriptions HERE. My biggest issue with Textured 123! was, I am not sure what kind of issues either my email server, or theirs was having, but I had to contact them, and never got a response. (I checked my spam..) :(

We took the craft a step farther and made a collage of "water animals". I hung it on the fridge. its cute!

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End result? A novel idea, that kids love and I know I had a lot of fun doing too! Would I recommended? Definitely!
This is a Mama Bzz review. The product was provided by: Textured, 1,2,3 for this review.