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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of almost ten years. We have a 21 year old daughter who has grown up, got married on us and a had a little one who is less than a year old. Just love being Nonna! We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share!

Calamityware “Gang’s-All-Here” Platter Giveaway ~ Ends 10/15! @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork

Calamityware “Gang’s-All-Here” Platter Giveaway ~ Ends 10/15! @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork

Calamityware "Gang's-All-Here" Platter Giveaway ~ Ends 10/15! @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to The Calamityware “Gang’s-All-Here” Platter Giveaway ~ Ends 10/15!!

1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Calamityware “Gang’s-All-Here” Platter! RV $56

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

 

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are:

Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views And Savings Clues,My Silly Little Gang,Holiday Contest & Sweeps,Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews, and Sweet Southern Savings

 

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All Promoting Bloggers Involved In This Fabulous Giveaway!

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1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Calamityware “Gang’s-All-Here” Platter! RV $56

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/15/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Listen with Style

Listen With Style Cozy PhonesMusic is one of the ways that I find joy. If I’m clean I clean more thoroughly with music. If I’m crafting, I’m more creative with music. If I’m working out, I workout harder with music. Headphones that constantly fall out of my my ears seriously interferes with my groove both literally and figuratively (shout out to all you Emperor’s New Groove fans LOL)
When I first discovered these headphones I was super excited. Could these be the head phones that could stay in place while I work out, clean and whatever I need to get done and allow me and my kids to listen with style???

It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that they did stay in place. I love that they’re comfortable send to adjust where the speakers are you’re not only a great listening experience but also the ability to hear your surroundings if you need to. Thus far they have stood up to everything I put them through: power walking, cleaning, and even doing work on my koi pond in the back yard!

I really love the kids’ line as well!  They have unicorns, raccoons, foxes, frogs and so many more.  Of course, I’m partial to the Monkey Cozy Phones!  It takes away the worry of there being damage to the kids’ ears and you don’t have to worry about or deal with them constantly falling off!  All of which equal a win for Mom and kids.  Tired of hearing The Dispicables playing in the backseat?  This could solve your problem AND allow you to hear grown up stuff again over your car speakers!  I know that sounds like it couldn’t happen, but with these headphones it totally could become a reality!

Listen With Style: Cozy Phones HeadbandI highly recommend getting a set the only thing I would change about them would be to have a microphone on them for phone use but the fact that they don’t have a microphone forces me to stay focused oh my task and ignore phone calls so I suppose it’s probably best especially since I look for excuses to stop working out LOL.

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Originally posted 2017-09-14 08:42:25.

Wosports Fall Hunting Essentials Giveaway ~ Ends 10/20 @Wosports1 @SMGurusNetwork

Wosports Fall Hunting Essentials Giveaway ~ Ends 10/20 @Wosports1 @SMGurusNetwork

Wosports Fall Hunting Essentials Giveaway ~ Ends 10/20 @Wosports1 @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to The Wosports Fall Hunting Essentials Giveaway!

1 Winner Will Win A Wosports Wildlife Hunting Camera & A Wosports Laser Rangefinder For Hunting & Golfing ($135 TRV)!

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

 

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are:

Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views And Savings Clues,My Silly Little Gang,Holiday Contest & Sweeps,Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews, and Sweet Southern Savings

 

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

A Rain of Thought, Bargnhtress, Deliciously Savvy, Easter Babe’s Theory, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Giveaway Gator, Here We GO Again Ready,Java John Z’s, MarksvilleandMe, Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, mom are we there yet, MomCave, My Crafty Zoo, My Silly Little Gang, Ohayo Okasan, Simply Sherryl, Tales From A Southern Mom, Views and More

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Promoting Bloggers Involved In This Fabulous Giveaway!

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1 Winner Will Win A Wosports Wildlife Hunting Camera & A Wosports Laser Rangefinder For Hunting & Golfing ($135 TRV)!

Wosports Golf Rangefinder Laser Hunting Range Finder with Flagpole Lock

Available On Amazon

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Wosports Wildlife Hunting Camera

Available On Amazon

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Palmer’s Candy For Halloween Giveaway!

Palmer's Candy For Halloween Giveaway!

Welcome to the Palmer’s Candy For Halloween Giveaway!

1 winner a package of chocolate from Palmer’s Candies.

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, Home Jobs By Mom, Love, Christin,

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Palmer’s Candies

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Palmer Candy Company is the oldest company of its size to be family-owned and operated for five generations. Being a family company means more to them than just having a last name. They want to leave behind a legacy of producing quality products for our consumers, providing a safe and fulfilling work environment for their employees and affecting positive change in their community.

Favorite Palmer Candy

Above is just some of what I received

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1 winner receives a special Halloween Package from Palmer’s Candies.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/9/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Kimber Verve: Get with This 3 Wheel Jr Kick Scooter!

Kimber Verve 3 Wheel Jr Kick Scooter is super cute, fun and durable! A perfect way to get the kids moving and having fun!Get Rollin' with Kimber Verve 3 Wheel Scooter!

This giveaway and review is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

There is nothing more fun to watch than kids playing!  These little scooters are perfect to keep little ones busy and having fun!  This little scooter is perfect for the little ones to learn on and maybe they can even keep up while Mom walks or the bigger kids play!

 

If you are looking for something to keep your child busy but they are in between toddler and old enough to entertain themselves, this toys is one you should look into!

I do have to say, make sure you get a helmet and pads!  Safety first!

The Kimber Verve scooter is perfect for learning on!  It’s made for up to 44 lbs with a steel frame and 3 position adjustable handle bars.  I love watching the little dude scooting around and playing on the Kimber Verve!  He’s been having so much fun!

What a great way to help the little ones burn off energy…  I mean…  get exercise!  haha.  Fitness is always important and this is a great way to encourage outdoor fitness at a super young age!

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Little Workers Digger: Must Have for Backyards Everywhere!

Little Workers Digger is such a fun little toy! Every backyard, sand box, and dirt pit needs one! Hours of fun and imaginative play! Check it out!

Little Workers Digger: Backyard Must Have!

This giveaway and review is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Little Worker’s Digger is something many of us have seen at the park, some have even played on!  I can honestly say that having one in your own sandbox takes the play over the top!

This little tomboy can recall playing on those at the parks and wishing I could move the digger.  Limited range inhibited the construction process!  haha.  Plasmart Toys has fixed that, as the kids can move it around as necessary for construction!

Every kid is fascinated by construction equipment!  The Digger Terrassier is made for children age 5+ and designed in such a way that the weight of the child is center gravity to counter the weight of the dirt.  Genius!  It even rotates all the way around (360 degrees)!

So now it has been brought to our attention that our Little Worker needs a construction hat!  Safety First!  That speech is given quite a lot.  It was part of the speech for the helmet and pads required when playing on the Kimber Verve scooter.  Funny what they remember!

 

Plasmart Toys Little Workers Digger Toy!Get It On Amazon

 

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Super Cute Teething Necklaces from Mommy’s Touch

Mommy’s Touch Silicone Teething Necklace is an absolutely adorable teether than will not only keep your little one happy, they won’t be eating your jewelry!

Mommy's Touch Silicone Teething Necklace! You Can't Miss This! @MommysTouchUSA

If you wear necklaces and have ever held a baby with teeth coming in, you know the adventures of being chewed on! Teething is such torture, the poor little ones will chew on everything and what better than Mommy (or Auntie, Grandma, whomever)! With these necklaces, they can have their own to chew on!

Teething Necklaces

Teething necklaces are the perfect answer and these from Mommy’s Touch do not disappoint! I love these little necklaces! They are BPA Free, Non-Toxic and free of Phthalates! So, it’s totally safe for baby! In addition, babies will increase their hand eye coordination reaching to chew on the necklace! Teeth soothed AND skill improved. I’m down!

If you haven’t used a teething necklace with your little one, I highly recommend it. Not only does it ensure they are chewing on something that is safe it also ensures that they are exposed to textures! Some of the necklaces I’ve seen are far from fashionable, but these are definitely better. I love that they have the designs on them as it gives them something to rub against their gums!

I’m definitely a fan of the design as well as the fact that they are dishwasher safe! It makes me think of some of the fashion necklaces I’ve seen lately. In an interesting turn, the display photos are actually of an adult wearing one and I really thought it kind of looked like an odd piece of jewelry that people would wear. Haha. It’s certainly one I could see the kiddos digging in to!

Other Uses for Teething Necklaces

While I never would have thought of it, the description states that they are also great for kids with sensory needs! Autism, oral fixations, thumb sucking, ADHD, and fidgeting children can benefit from chewing these silicone necklaces! Although they do advise that they are not made for aggressive chewers. They are great for oral motor therapy!

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DIY Earring Holder

Hello All!  For some reason, the original post of this won’t post correctly, so I’ve redone it.  Hope you enjoy!
First, I will start off by apologizing for not sticking to my own agenda!  It’s been busy at the Zoo and I had to take some family time to get some things done, so posting was neglected!!!!  I’m not gonna promise it won’t happen again, because I would probably be lying!  😀  However, I will do my best!!!
I took an old frame that I had bought at Dollar Tree a while back and decided to re-purpose it!   It no longer fit my decor anyway!

I painted it first with a solid color, then again with glitter paint.
Here is a closer pic so you can see the glitter paint.  Please excuse the dot, this was before I  got rid of it!!!
I had an old wire mesh strainer that was coming apart from it’s holder, so I took the wire out of the broken strainer to use for my holder.  😀
I used my hot glue gun to glue the mesh down after stretching it out.  Just remember, it dries fast so you have to move fast!  I would glue an area, clamp it, then move to the next area.  If you don’t have clamps, you can use some heavy object, just do one spot at a time.  Messing up is an easy fix, just peel off the glue and do it again!  It won’t mess up the paint, so no worries!!!

I used some balloon ribbon to hang it.  Since the frame had designs cut into it, I simply ran the ribbon through.  If your frame doesn’t have design cut through it, you could use a pop tab on each side or just glue the ribbon directly to the frame.  I liked that since I didn’t glue it directly, I could easily change the way it is hung.

Here is the finished project.  I took a knife and ran it between the
ribbon and my thumb to  curl it.  Different directions make different
curls.  If you use metallic ribbon, remember to curl on the back side
otherwise it won’t curl!!!





Originally posted 2011-10-14 05:52:00.

Southern Tea Cakes

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Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup or less milk (we used Silk and it turned out well)
Mix all dry ingredients, cut in shortening.  Next, add eggs and vanilla.  Mix.  If it’s too crumbly, add a little milk at a time until you get the cookie dough consistency.  Drop onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 425 degrees until lightly brown on the edges, I think mine took around 5 minutes or so.  Enjoy!
The back of the cookie when NOT burnt, as was my first batch!

 

 

Originally posted 2011-10-12 11:50:00.

Floogals and Dr Seuss DVDs Giveaway

Dr Seuss has brought smiles and laughter to all ages which is why I’m mega excited about this Floogals and Dr Seuss Giveaway! Don’t miss it!Floogals and Dr Seuss DVDs Giveaway! #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @MyCraftyZoo

Welcome to the Floogals and Dr Seuss DVDs Giveaway!

1 winner

$16.35 RV

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Hosts that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals, Steals, and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

N Circle entertainment

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Season 2 Volume 2

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Floogals: Project Birthday Cake

Available on Amazon

See the review HERE.


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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/14/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

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