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Stump Cooler: Great Gift for the Outdoorsman

IMG_4597The Stump Cooler is probably one of the most unique coolers I’ve every laid eyes on! Designed to look like a tree stump, it blends in well perfectly for sitting in the woods while hunting! It will hold a dozen 12 ounce cans and is super light when empty, so you can take it anywhere! With the strap, it’s easy to carry along with whatever else you have to have out in the woods! In addition, they boast that it can keep cans cold for up to 5 days!

Not a hunter? How about fishing? Not only can the cooler be used to hold drinks, it can also be used as a minnow bucket! AND you can sit on it! No more sitting on the ground or carrying a chair, the Stump Cooler can be used to sit on too! One less thing to carry to that perfect spot!

The Stump Cooler is made of polyurothane so it is pretty light, adding in the cans or minnows doesn’t make it very heavy. The only thing I didn’t love was that the polyeurothane could be easily chipped with rough treatment. Though I’m certain with the tree stump design, a little spray paint will camo it back out with little effort!

I’m not a hunter or fisherman, but I did stick mine out by the koi pond and enjoyed having it there! Looks way better than the traditional cooler for when we have outdoor gatherings. If you know someone who loves being outside or even just having gatherings outside, they’ll love this unique little cooler!

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

– Holds twelve, 12oz. cans plus ice
– 8x more insulating than other foam coolers
– 5x stronger than other foam coolers
– Great seating height- approximately 19″
– Sturdy enough to support a 250lbs adult
– Lightweight – less than 4lbs when empty
– Easily converts to a bait saver
– Over the shoulder strap for easy transport
– Measures 18 3/4″ x 10″ x 11″

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Wisconsin Products, Inc.® is a custom manufacturer of – Made in America – outdoor products. We envision our products to blend into nature instead of a portable plastic refrigerator looking product. Our initial product, The Stump Cooler®, has a wood bark color and texture. The material used is a lightweight PU that is 5x stronger than like products and 8x more insulating than like products. Why get boring products that are made in other countries and an eyesore when enjoying the outdoors. Be one with nature and purchase one of the most unique products on the market all while supporting an American made product and company.

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Originally posted 2013-12-02 09:07:23.

Doteable Subscriptions Review & Discount

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Doteable provides the perfect gift for any college/high school student or even a little monthly treat for yourself!  I love their packages!  The one above is a mini package I received and the products are fabulous.  It included a cute little pair of panties, a tank top, and the most adorable keychain I have ever seen!  The quality of the items was great, and I can’t say enough how in love with that keychain I am!  LOL.

Doteable has dorm duffel and dorm duffel mini subscription boxes with essentials for living perfect for anyone new to being on their own (or just any young person, really).  They have them for guys and girls, so you have found a gift perfect for any new college student!  The value of the items will exceed the cost and shipping is free.  Each month a new box is shipped.  You can, of course, cancel at any time but you are gonna want to keep receiving them!

Good until August 31, 2013 you can use the code below to receive 10% off your first two months of a classic subscription!!!

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Originally posted 2013-08-20 10:55:36.

Perfect Sportsman’s Gift! #HappyFishing

Perfect Sportsman Gift! #HappyFishing

Being super excited to get the Mystery Tackle Box from Catch Co., I was not disappointed!  The box is designed with a cool ruler that folds out and tells you about a fabulous contest the company is running and the fish size requirements to enter!  It’s not difficult, just an Instagram share and tag a photo of what you caught with the baits from your box!

The insert in the box declares ‘Welcome Aboard’ and gives you plenty, easy to read bits of information about how to reach them, how to add to your next subscription box and even how to earn free credit!  Boxes start at $14.99 per month (with discounts if you buy in 3, 6, or 12 month intervals) and you will always get at least $10 more in product than you paid.  My particular box came with product valued at $27.22 in a $14.99 box.  One can also select the type of fish they fish for in order to get the correct type of bait and add their own selections to the box.

If you aren’t sure what type of box someone might like, you can get them a subscription and print off a certificate.  It would be a nice moment to get to know someone a little more and let them talk about fishing if you have to help them walk through the process of redeeming their certificate!

This will most certainly be an awesome gift for anyone who loves fishing!  My Dad will be getting one for Father’s Day this year.  (How sad that a spoiler on my website won’t spoil it for my Daddy!  LOL.  Anyone that knows him, keep it zipped!)  My Dad works hard and always has, I feel like he deserves to get to relax in ways that work for him.  Fishing seems to be one of them!

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Smart & Sexy Review

Are the kids in the room???  This one is for Mommy and Daddy…  



They gone yet?????

I’ll wait….

Okay, is it safe???

K.  Here goes…


I recently reviewed a few pieces from Smart & Sexy.  They were great!  I will admit that ordering these things online in the past have made me nervous, you never know what quality you’ll get since you can’t check it out in person, but I was very excited to find that the products I reviewed were of great quality!  The material was soft, well sewn, and super comfortable!  The people over at Smart & Sexy were really great too, they answered all of my questions (and for those of you who don’t personally know me, yes I asked a lot!) and gave me awesome customer service!  

Materials:  soft, comfy night wear, and durable material was all put together well.  I couldn’t find a single thread out of place!  😀
Customer service: A+++, answered questions and were very helpful
Shipping:  fast!  I’m quite pleased with that!!!

I reviewed a very comfortable chemise and am very pleased to add it to my sleep wear!  I love adding sleepwear my husband and I can both enjoy!  I also reviewed a bustier that was quite astonishing!  Very well made, of course, and also enhanced features well!  It is very comfortable!  

I can’t say enough just how well made their products were!!!  I am impressed!  Many times things aren’t quite so…..  worth the money I guess, but these are a great value!  

Anyway, go check em out!  Order a couple with express shipping for you Valentine’s celebration and then enter below to win an extra!  

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Originally posted 2012-02-02 00:21:00.

Most Uniquely Awesome Valentine’s Gifts Ever! @theApollobox

When I came across The Apollo Box’s website, time paused for me a moment and I got lost.  Somehow, when I came back it had been a couple of hours!  They have some of the most awesome and unique products!  Some of which I had seen other forms of, others that I had never heard of at all.  Regardless of who you are shopping for or what the occasion, you can find it with them!  You’ll even find some amazingly cool decor for just about any room design!  I have got a ‘Gotta Have’ List of decor for more than one room in my house, solely full of Apollo products!

Another cool thing about Apollo?  They partner with individuals to bring YOUR creation to their customers!  How awesome is that!?!  You all know by now that I LOVE small businesses and I am loving that The Apollo Box seems to share that sentiment!

I’ve put together some photos of their fabulous Valentine’s Gift Boxes to give you a little taste, soon I will add my personal review to this post as well.  Of course, you could always just pick your favorite products and build a more personalized gift, but as one who loves surprises, I’d say get a box and random surprises!  I’d love for you to check them out and let me know what product you were most in awe of!  Bonus kudos if you have a great reason that you love it!

Currently, if you order an Apollo Box, you receive an Augmented Reality Valentine’s Card for FREE!!!!

Unique & Awesome Gifts: Apollo Gift Box for Her: Beauty


 Gift Box For Her: Beauty

($50 to purchase, includes everything listed below)

Swarovski Lollipops ($22 ARV)

Super adorable and I love the touch of the accent ‘jewel’ on the end of the lollipops!  If the showmanship is in the details, then they have got it top notch!

Bath Bomb ($15.99 ARV)

Smells absolutely fabulous!  I haven’t tried it in the bath yet, but I know it’s going to be wonderful!

Jelly Lipstick ($22 ARV)

Let me just say, I love this Lipstick!  The color changes slightly with the temperature and it has a great staying power!  Not to mention, the flower and gold flakes in side are gorgeous!

Valentine AR card ($15.50 ARV)

Pictured on the end, I just love this card!  Pictured on the end, the top image is what it looks like at a glance, the bottom is underneath a light!  Not only is that really cool, it’s also just the sentiment my husband has been saying for years!  Yeah, sometimes he’s a sweetie!

Gifts for Her Beauty Box

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I did receive this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are ALWAYS my own.

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Dings On Your Car, A Quick and Easy Fix Sponsored By #ChipEx

full-chipex-paint-kitTo many of us, our vehicle is an extension of ourselves.  Our personality, tastes and lifestyle plays a huge part in which type of vehicle we choose to drive.  The Chief absolutely loves classic Toyota Camrys.  I’m not real certain why, other than he says it’s a tank (and it really does seem to be) and it’s incredibly safe.  He actually spent a few years searching for just the right one and when he found it, he was super disappointed to realize that it was in Virginia.  We live in Arkansas, so that’s very far away!  But, as I’m sure you know, I love him very much so I packed 2 of my Monkeys and we took off on a road trip.  It was a great drive and a fabulous road trip!  We had so much fun, even got to try out Skinny Pop Popcorn on the way!   We got it home to him with no issues, it was fabulous and he was elated.

Fast forward a few years, life has taken it’s toll and it now has a paint chip taken out thanks to some lovely person dinging the door.  I don’t know why, but for whatever reason that car seems to have a big red flashing light telling every other car to attack it.  LOL.  But again, it’s a tank, so it doesn’t dent easily.  As a matter of fact, after being rear ended on 5 separate occasions, it still has no dents!  It does have that paint chip though, and a nice sized blue scuff from a door hitting it.  So when Chipex approached me about their paint chip repair service, I LEAPED at the chance!  A DIY that could get rid of my husbands paint chip, why yes, thank you!

full-chipex-paint-kitIn order to obtain the correct color, you have to match your paint.  For Chief’s car, I looked up the paint color from the manufacturer.  Unfortunately, I forgot that it had been repainted, so the color is slightly off.  On the bright side, it’s white so You really can’t tell unless you either know or look closely.  The directions for the product were simple and easy to follow and I was completely finished within 20 minutes.

Aside from having to wash your car before you apply it, everything was in the kit.  The directions were very clear and simple to follow.  As you can see from the picture, it did very well to help with the chip.  However, it was not very helpful on the skid mark on the door.  I do believe if I get a paint brush that I can do a better job and plan to do so in the future.  Overall, I really liked ChipEx.  It was a simple way to fix small chips in the paint without having to either just live with it or go and get a new paint job.   chipex

In addition, they also sent me Screen Wash.  While I haven’t had the opportunity to try it out yet, I am looking forward to doing so!  I’m hoping it helps this fall!  It says that it’s professional grade and given the quality of the paint, I do not doubt that claim.

5 Easy Ways to Help Prevent Dings on Your Vehicle

  1. Teach the Monkeys!  When I was a kid, we were taught not to touch cars, to be careful with things around the car and to take very good care of it.  Teaching the kiddos to respect vehicles (and of course all property) will not only start them on the right track, but it could be what inspires them NOT to throw a ball towards the vehicle!
  2. Parking far Away.  While it can be a pain to walk further, remember that people are less likely to park beside you and ding your car if you park further back in the parking lot.  When I was a child my parents had a show car, they always parked as far away from anyone else as possible when they went to stores.  We had to walk, but it was good exercise!  These days, it seems like we are seeking out ways to walk more since everything is so sedentary, so you’ll get an added bonus with this one!
  3. Look and guesstimate how far the door on the car beside you will open.  If it’s close enough to hit easily, you may want to park elsewhere.
  4. Glance in for car seats in the car next to you.  We need space to put the little ones in cars so we often have to extend the door in order to get them secured.  If there is a car seat, make sure they have more than enough room to leave the door open while strapping the little ones in without hitting your car.  If not, you probably should move to another space.
  5. Look at the height of the vehicle you are parking next to, if it is another vehicle similar in height to yours and if your car has protective rubber door moldings those moldings may protect your car’s doors, but SUV’s and truck doors are taller and may cause dents higher than your moldings can protect, move to another spot.

 ChipEx has generously offered to give one lucky winner a ChipEx Bundle!  It would make an awesome Christmas gift for that car lover in your life!
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Keeping Cool When It’s Chilly with Faucet Face

faucet-face-gift-guidehydration-importance-with-faucet-face7 Reasons Water is Even More Important when It’s Cool out!

I don’t know about you, but as the weather cools down my desire to drink water slows down as well.  Though I know I need to drink it, that doesn’t seem to make much difference to my ever so tempting juices, teas and coffee.

  1. dehydration can accelerate hypothermia, frostbite or fatigue
  2. In cold weather, your body has to work harder to humidify the air you breathe and to warm it up, meaning that you need to drink more water
  3. people lose between one to two quarts of water a day via evaporation from the lungs.
  4. the elderly have proportionately less water in their bodies than the young, so staying well-watered is a big priority
  5. Sweat evaporates more quickly in cold, dry air so often we may not even realize we are sweating, therefore not think of the fact that we are needing more water!
  6. Even mild dehydration can cause tiredness, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance and dry skin!
  7. TheInstitute of Medicine (IOM) recommends men get roughly three liters of total beverage intake every day, and women get 2.2 liters, while others say there’s no need to force water consumption if you’re not thirsty.

How do I know if I’m dehydrated?

Symptoms of dehydration include the following:

  • Little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Extreme thirst
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or lightheaded feeling
  • No tears when crying

Don’t wait until you notice symptoms of dehydration to take action. Actively prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water.

faucet-faceNow, I don’t know about you but I have a water bottle that I just love (now I have a few) and for some reason that makes keeping myself hydrated a little easier.  I’m assuming it’s because I love it that I will keep it by me.  Not real certain the psychology behind that but I don’t want to break it down and lose the ‘magic’ of my water bottle getting me to consume more water.  It also helps by keeping me from buying sodas while I’m out because I always have it by my side.

As I mentioned before, I now have some new favorite water bottles.  Faucet Face has some adorably cute, great to drink out of bottles!  I’m extremely loyal to my current water bottles so I’ll admit that I procrastinated on trying them out.  Once I finally did I was hooked.  Now I’m having to fight myself not to have a couple full of water in all my favorite places to chill around the house!  Honestly, my only complaint would be that they are smaller than my normal 32 oz water bottle, the ones I have only hold 14.4 oz.

You can see from the picture that they have some adorable designs, but this is only a piece of them.  There are even more on the site!  Plus, you can order custom designs and I think that is even more awesome!  I’m definitely going to be ordering some custom bottles as gifts for Christmas and birthdays this year!

Aside from my love of small businesses, there is one other thing that I am loving about the company.  The following is taken directly from their website:

Through its 1 for 100 program, Faucet Face donates 2.5% of ALL sales of hose water, tap is terrific and hummingbird feeder glass water bottles, PLUS, a complete filter for each sale of 5 or more individual bottles to the clean drinking water charity Third Millennium Awakening (TMA).

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