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Prefense Review/Giveaway-Ends 8/9

 

In our family, we are becoming more conscious of the need for hand sanitizer.  That wasn’t always the case. Before children came along my husband and I never thought about using hand sanitizer, we just washed our hands after using the restroom or touching something dirty. Of course,once children came along, we watch everything that could potentially go into their mouth. As they start to grow, that becomes a little more lax and they start getting colds left and right. With the use of hand sanitizers, you can help protect your children easily with no hassles. My children are 4 and 1 month and my oldest has no problems using hand sanitizer and actually enjoys rubbing it into his hands.

Here’s some info about Prefense Hand Sanitizer:

* No alcohol! Prefense is made of all-natural organic ingredients and has absolutely NO alcohol in it!
* Prefense is non-toxic and safe for kids! It will not hurt you if swallowed!
* Prefense is silica based which means it doesn’t dry out your hands like traditional alcohol sanitizers.  It actually smoothes and softens your hands. You can totally see this when you apply it!
* Prefense protects against staph, strep, E.coli, drug resistant MRSA strains, and more. We fight germs that other hand sanitizers can’t.
* Because “one spray lasts all day” our 1.5 oz Prefense Botanicals Hand Sanitizer offers 120 applications, costing only $.08 per day, compared to $1.20 per day with alcohol hand sanitizers.

Some things I loved about Prefense Hand Sanitizer:

*It was not greasy and dried fast.

*I could use this on both my children and myself without worrying about anyone ingesting any of it.

*Very easy to apply, it foams as it comes out of the bottle so it doesn’t drip off my sons hands when he is rubbing it in.

*No strong scent, makes sense since there is NO alcohol!

BUY it for yourself direct from Prefense or Amazon.com

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 WIN A BIG 8 OZ. BOTTLE OF PREFENSE-640 SPRAYS (That would last about 2 years!)

Required entry: 

  • Leave a comment on this entry (+1 entry)

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  • Follow @Fromthreetofour on Twitter. (+2 entries)
  • Follow @Prefense on Twitter. (+2 entries)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the permalink.  Pleases include @Fromthreetofour and @Prefense, and a link to this post (1x per day). (+2 entries)
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  • “Like” Prefense on Facebook and tell them you were sent by From three to four (+2 entries)
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Giveaway ends August 9, 2o11 at 10 pm EST.

Open to U.S. residents only.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 
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Thred Up Clothing Exchange

Clothing exchanges are wildly popular right now.  The reason behind this is really quite simple.  Frugal families simply can’t afford to buy new things every time their children hit a growth spurt or grow tired of the toys that they already have.  Rather than shell out money to purchase new clothing and stuffed animals, parents turn to their peers and work out a deal.

Websites like Thred Up make it easy for members to obtain gently used, new-to-you clothing for free.  In fact, they even provide shipping boxes to make things run smoothly for parents.  It doesn’t cost a dime to register and the only fees involved with the exchange are the $5 shipping charges you incur each time you request a box of clothes to your peers.  In exchange for your generosity, you get first dibs on name brand clothing in your choice of sizes.   There are over a thousand boxes to choose from on the site which gives you endless possibilities when it comes to dressing your child.

What Makes Clothing Exchanges So Successful?

There are a number of factors that make clothing exchanges successful.  A few of the more obvious include:

  • Reducing the amount per child that is spent on seasonal attire.
  • Eliminating the need to visit retailers which saves time and money.
  • Protecting the environment by making sure that unused clothing gets a second lease on life.

Secondhand clothing received a bad rap in the past.  With people cutting back on expenses, the demand for gently used apparel is greater than ever.  This is extremely beneficial for you because some of the items that you will receive from clothing exchanges still have the tags on them.  That means the clothing never was worn and remains brand new.  A lot of the items will also have designer labels for a fraction of the price.  Dressing your young son or daughter to the nines is easy when you’re a member of thred UP or another clothing exchange.

Some Rules to Live By

There are some unspoken rules when it comes to participating in swaps online.  Here are a few things to remember:

1)    Clothing should be stain-free and in good condition.

2)    Sizes should be grouped together.  Girl clothes should be placed in one box.  Boy clothes should be placed in another.

3)    Shipments should be sent out as soon as possible.  In fact, delivery confirmation can be added to a package as a security measure. This extra step makes sure that the package arrives in time and to the person that requested it.

You don’t have to go broke keeping your kids in clothes.  Take advantage of clothing exchanges and have your pick of gently worn apparel any day of the year.

Little Sweetie Clips Review/Giveaway

When I found out I was having a little girl the thing I was most excited about buying for her was bows, headbands and dresses, every mothers dream right?!?! So when I saw the items made over at Little Sweetie Clips I just knew I had to have atleast one! The owner, Kari, used her two beautiful daughters, Shayla and Kelsie as her inspiration. Kari started Little Sweetie Clips to provide fun and affordable hair accessories for other moms to buy for their “little sweeties”!

 Kari at Little Sweetie Clips was awesome to work with and she sent my daughter a beautiful flower headband 🙂

Gorgeous right?!

 You can buy your own Accessories & More from Little Sweetie Clips website

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You can WIN this headband!

A yellow satin and organza layered flower on a white skinny headband. Will fit 6 mths to adult

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Giveaway ends August 3, 2o11 at 10 pm EST.

Open to residents of U.S. and Canada.

BrytonPick-Floss Review

 I recently had the opportunity to review the new BrytonPick.   The BrytonPick is a interdental cleaner that provide the opportunity to clean between your teeth when you are on the go.  It’s reusable for up to 30 days and is a safe alternative to business cards (my husbands favorite), paper clips, or fingernails to remove food.

BrytonPick is made in the USA and from completely recyclable materials.  It’s small and discrete and stores in its own little plastic case.  Just slip it in your pocket, wallet, or purse for on the go cleaning.

 I had my husband review this product as I cannot stand anything metal in my mouth, he is constantly finding anything small enough to fit in his mouth and using it to pick his teeth so I knew he’d be perfect! And his verdict on the BrytonPick—HE LOVES IT! He said it was very convenient to keep in his wallet, was always available when needed (like when you eat dinner at a restaurant and cannot stand the thought of driving all the way home with food stuck in your teeth), and it worked amazingly well. Since he started using it, I haven’t seen him “floss” with a straw/business card/fingernail or anything besides the BrytonPick! It’s a winning product in our house 🙂

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ABC & 123 Handpainted Shirts-Review!!

Have you ever wanted a shirt for your child that was made just for them? Or maybe you needed it to say a certain phrase?! Well look no more, ABC & 123 Handpainted Shirts is the place to find them! Before my daughter was born I wanted to get my son a Big Brother shirt made as well as a shirt with my daughter’s name on it, Missy at ABC & 123 created exactly what I was looking for and more!

I have gotten so many compliment on these shirts! They are so cute 🙂 And they wash and wear well too! Missy was sure to include super easy care instructions with them and we have had ZERO issues! My son loves having two shirts with his name on them, especially since his name is so hard to find on anything personalized! Customer Service was second to none and shipping time was really fast!! Overall I would give this company 5 stars!

Coupons!??!

I am sure many of you have ways that you save money, but I NEED help!! I really want to start clipping coupons but I have no clue where to start and how to be effective. Come on ladies send me any tips or websites you have that might be helpful! I just cannot stand  spending $100 at Walmart or Publix and coming home with 3 bags of nothing!

Thanks so much!!

Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent Review/Giveaway!

I have tried a TON of detergents but none that cleaned as well as Rockin’ Green! And the fact that it is cloth diaper safe?! Well does it get any better than that? Why yes it does!! The scents available from Rockin’ Green are delicious!

I was sent several sample size packs of Rockin’ Green to try out. Each sample size was enough for 4 loads of diapers (about 10 diapers per load) in my top loading washer.

 This detergent smells great going into the washer but left my diapers smelling like, well, nothing. This is great news since I don’t want the fragrance sitting on my little girl’s bottom 🙂 My diapers also have ZERO stains or smells after almost one month of use!

Rockin’ Green says “Our detergents are safe for you and the environment. Rockin’ Green is: Dye free, Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version for sensitive skin), No fillers, No enzymes or optical brighteners, 100% Phosphate free, Vegan, Great for sensitive skin and much much more.”

Rockin’ Green is available in Soft Rock, Classic Rock and Hard Water for the different types of water. If you are unsure what kind you need you can look it up using your zip code on their website!

Rockin’ Green not only kicks butt in the washroom, but it smells AMAZING! It comes in several different scents, so there is always something new to try. So the only hard part is deciding which one to try first!

  • Mighty Mighty Marshmallow – it’s sweet and nutty, and very mighty!
  • Smashing Watermelons- this juicy watermelon blend is like a kick to your senses..Best Seller!
  • Earth, Wind & Orchids- this scent is flowered with inviting hints of tartness, floral, woods, honeysuckles and sugar. *NEW*
  • Rage against the Raspberry- this raspberry and honey blend will have you running around the laundry room looking for the mosh pit! Best Seller!
  • Mötley Cleän – there’s clean and then there’s Mötley Cleän. This fresh blend has hints of ocean, fresh linen, and sunshine.
  • Lavender Mint Revival- this medley of lavender and mint is like nothing you have heard or smelled before!
  • Bare Naked Babies- because we love the smell of babies, we offer an unscented variety too!

I have already purchased a large bag of the Motley Clean to use on all our laundry!!

Want to try Rockin’ Green for yourself!? You can buy samples for $.85 each or a larger bag for less than $15.00!

WIN A LARGE BAG (45/90 LOADS) FOR FREE!!

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  • Check out Rockin’ Green and tell me something you learned from their website! (+1 entry)

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Giveaway ends July 29, 2o11 at 10 pm EST.

Open to U.S. residents only.

Angela’s Candles WINNER!!

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Ana’s Tiny Fluff Review

When I was pregnant with my daughter, Sophie, I searched high and low for some itsy bitsy newborn cloth diapers. I knew that my one-size diapers wouldn’t fit her at birth, that’s where Jessica from Ana’s Fluff comes in! First let me start by saying Jessica, owner of Ana’s Fluff, is amazing to work with! She got the tiny fluff to me in record time and her correspondence via email is always super friendly! Ok now to the fluff, since I know thats what you are all interested in!

My daughter wearing the AIO tiny fluff. She weighed 7lbs 6oz and was 20 inches long at this point.

So I recieved two adorable tiny fluff diapers from Ana’s fluff, one pocket and one all-in-one (AIO).

Left-Pocket Diaper Right-AIO

Both diapers fit my daughter from birth and were very trim. In fact they were just as trim as the tiny newborn size disposable diaper that she was put in at the hospital. The both also held in urine and that gross meconium amazingly well! Those first few days we had some poo-splosions but these diapers held it all in!

Ana’s “tiny” Fluff comes in the AIO/AI2 styles with either zorb or microfiber. Tiny fluff are $10 each when made with microfiber or $11 when made with zorb! They all come with 3 snap setting to fit your little one from 5-12 lbs!

Pros-Trim fit, held in all bodily fluids, side snaps (LOVED this feature!!), super soft fleece inner, washed clean with no stains (meconium didn’t even leave a stain on these diapers!)

Cons-My only complaint was that the pocket diapers were difficult to stuff because they are so tiny, but Ana’s fluff solved that problem too, they no longer make the pocket diapers only AIO/AI2 style.

I have also recieved a One-size diaper from Ana’s Fluff that I will be reviewing when it fits my daughter, at that point I will be having a giveaway for a one-size diaper from Ana’s Fluff!

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