Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Master Lock Eases Tax Season with this Security File Box

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I am thrilled to be able tell you all about Masterlock's Security File Box!  I can't believe how much more organized I feel!

I was able to not only store my tax documents in a safe, organized and secure box but I was also able to store other important family documents like birth certificates, marriage license, car title, etc. 

I used hanging file folders and created tab labels with plenty of room to close the lid and not wrinkle anything.  I really enjoy being able to open up the  box and voila, all of my tax documents as well as other important documents are right there at my fingertips and easily identifiable.  I also have great peace of mind in knowing that such sensitive information is securely locked away and in the event of a fire the odds of the documents surviving go way up.  Who wouldn't like that?!

The locking mechanism was very easy to use and solid.  The handle is also very securely attached and makes the Security File Box very easy to carry.

Product features:
  • Locking file box
  • 6" (15.2cm) x 13-1/2" (34.3cm) x 10-1/2" (26.7cm)
  • Durable steel construction stands up to daily use
  • Key lock to protect and secure your personal documents Includes
  • 2 keys Duplicate keys not available
Best Used For: Cash Handling & Document Storage


You can connect with Master Lock on Facebook and/or on @MasterLockUS on Twitter!

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You can buy the Security File Box for $21.09.

I hope you all enjoy this product as much as I did!

Spend Spring Break at the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio in the Milwaukee Art Museum

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It's Spring Break in many communities across the state and parents everywhere are trying to find fun, yet educational things for their kids to do during their time away from school. Well I've got great news for you, because the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio in the Milwaukee Art Museum will be open all day, every day from 10am to 4pm now until Easter Sunday!

The studio theme for April is "Spring Loaded" so kids and their families are invited to mine the Museum’s Collection for nature-themed inspiration. Then you can drop by the Studio to create flower paintings, and mixed-media sculptures from found objects! You might also want to check out Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art with nearly 600 whimsical objects.

DATE: Tuesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 20

TIME: 10 AM – 4 PM

ADDRESS: 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

PRICE: Free with Museum admission

"The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio will be open daily Tuesday, April 15 through Sunday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and families are invited to come, explore and create!

The April Studio theme is “Spring Loaded” where kids can mine the Museum’s Collection for nature-themed inspiration and drop by the Studio to create flower paintings, and mixed-media sculptures from found objects! And—don't miss Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art with nearly 600 whimsical objects!

While at the Milwaukee Art Museum, families can check out the rest of the Kohl’s Education Center, a daily place for fun, interactive learning, designed to give kids an appreciation for art through participation in exciting, creative, hands-on projects. The Kohl’s Art Generation program is made possible by a $6.3 million donation from Kohl’s Cares to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays events are free with Museum admission. Children ages 12 and under always get into the Museum for free!"

Spring Fashion Has Sprung From The Children's Place

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Big Fashion, Little Prices.
Easter is only a few short days away and spring is trying its hardest to make an appearance all around the country, so that can mean only one thing. Time for a brand new wardrobe for the always growing child in your life! I don't know about you, but with a four year old, I seem to be buying new outfits every few months, luckily, he always outgrows and needs something when the seasons change. And spring fashion just happens to be my favorite look! Pops of colors, layers, and all the accessories before it gets too hot to wear more than necessary! The Children's Place is one of the best spots to get it all!

A few of my favorite The Children's Place Girl's Spring Outfits

The Girl's Spring Collection is just full of color and all things girly! From the top of her head down to the tips of her toes, you can dress your daughter in the sweetest outfits! There are headbands with bows and ribbons to hold back fly-aways and little shoes with pom-poms and flowers to tap their toes in. There is so much fun, Spring color in the outfits as well, from pale pink, to pretty purple, and even rosy red! And can we just talk about the pleats and ruffles adorning the skirts and dresses? I wish they were in my size just so I could twirl and bounce around! In any of the spring outfits, your little princess will be the daintiest, best dressed peach in the bunch!

My son's favorite from The Children's Place Boys Collection
As a mom to a little boy and one that just loves fashion, it can be difficult to find clothes we both agree on. Neither of us like kitschy shirts with odd graphics, but that's about it. He's ever the surfer boy happy in just board shorts (and begging to hit the beach) while I personally love him in polo shirts and slacks. So, where do we compromise? On dressing up! The new Spring Collection is a perfect mesh with it's casual, yet classic approach to boys style. From the news boy caps, to bow ties, you can easily layer up, dress down, or add a touch of hip to an outfit with ease. Sonshine and I agree that argyle and plaid just go great together and he's looking forward to wearing a button-down under an argyle sweater vest with shorts! It's a great preppy look that won't over heat him down here in the South, where temperatures are rising!

If you're still on the search for that perfect Easter outfit or just ready to add to your son or daughter's then head into The Children's Place today! We've been shopping their since Sonshine was a toddler and you can get a lot of pieces to match, layer, and let your little one be them without hurting your wallet!

You can connect with The Children's Place on their website, Facebook, and Twitter pages

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You can purchase any of the outfits above from The Children's Place website or at a store near you

NAR Gourmet Brings Authentic and Pure Mediterranean Flavors to the U.S.

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In my house we love all things food related. Husband usually cooks up something amazing every night. Of course to make these tasty dinners he likes to use only the best ingredients and for that I am always looking for something better out there. Specialty food producer NAR Gourmet is launching its line of handcrafted gourmet products including exquisitely created olive oils, jams, spices, and vinegars for the first time in the United States and I could not be more excited to bring them into our home.
NAR Gourmet’s trusted farmers and artisans use only all-natural, traditional methods to create exceptionally pure, flavorful products, from single-estate and single-variety olive oils and seasonal preserves to natural vinegars and organic spices. As distinctive as they are delicious, each one of NAR Gourmet’s offerings is a vivid reflection of Turkey’s fertile, sun-drenched Anatolian heartland, one of the most ecologically diverse growing regions in the world. Every ingredient used in the company’s products is hand-harvested at its peak ripeness to ensure only the freshest, authentic taste.

NAR Gourmet’s debut line of products in the U.S. includes: 

  • Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Orange Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chili Pepper Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Rosemary Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Basil Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Oregano Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Red Pepper Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Bay Leaf Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Mandarin Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Green Pepper Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Hazelnut Oil 
  • Pistachio Oil 

Preserves and Marmalades: 
  • Orange Peel Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Peach Marmalade
  • Lemon Peel Jam
  • Orange Jam
  • Mandarin Marmalade 

  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Apple Vinegar 
  • Mulberry Vinegar
Herbs and Spices: 
  • Organic Dried Tomato
  • Organic Cumin
  • Organic Oregano
  • Organic Chili Pepper
  • Organic Rosemary
  • Organic Basil
  • Organic Mint
  • Organic Thyme
  • Organic Bay Leaf 
  • Organic Sesame 
My husband has been using the oils in most of his everyday cooking. My favorite would have to be the Lemon Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil in his homemade fettuccine Alfredo. It was subtle but with the extra flavor we wanted in the meal.
The 3 jars pictured below did not even last 2 weeks in my house. We loved them on toast, with peanut butter, on rolls and basically anything we could put them on we did. The taste was delicious and I liked that I could see the ingredients that they were made with. Like with the raspberry jam I could see the seeds and small chunks of fruit that I want to see in my jams. 

Every NAR Gourmet offering reflects the utmost care and artisanship, right down to the elegant packaging, which makes any NAR Gourmet product a perfect gift, and a welcome addition to any chef's kitchen. With Mother's Day right around the corner any mom would feel spoiled to receive such delicious goodies. For Father's Day I will have to get my husband some of the herbs and spices. Quality ingredients like those of NAR Gourmet are worth every penny as I can taste the quality in every bite.


You can connect with NAR Gourmet on their website, Facebook and @NARGourmet on Twitter.

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NAR Gourmet products are available on Amazon, and specialty food stores in New York, South Carolina and North Carolina.