Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The AlertID App Is The Safety Network For Your Family

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When it comes to my family I can never be too safe. I am the type of the person that has extra locks on all my doors as well as a house alarm. When we moved into the neighborhood I live in now a year ago we tried to make sure that we were moving somewhere safe. We searched crime databases, sexual predator databases and basically anything else we could think of. With the AlertID App it does that does all the hard work for you and puts it in one place. Now you can be aware of things going on in your neighborhood with just a push of a button on your phone.


AlertID is a free mobile and online service that helps protect families and neighborhoods across the country. At will change the way you think about public safety information. AlertID uses technology to help you and your neighbors as well as federal, state, and local authorities share information about crime, terrorism, natural disasters, missing children and severe weather, among many others, that can threaten the safety of families and neighborhoods.
AlertID’s mission is: to help you live safely by providing a secure way to receive trusted public safety alerts and share information with your family and your neighbors. 

An interactive map displays potential threats to your family, neighborhood, schools and the community at large. An electronic neighborhood watch helps you warn your neighbors and allows them to warn you. Police and emergency authorities can also inform you when there is something that poses a danger to your neighborhood.

In the interactive map you can click on the different icons to give you more detailed information about that particular item. When you click on the sex offender icon you find out the name of the person, a photo as well as everything you need to know about that person and their crimes. Knowing about the person can keep you aware of the situation and who to be on the lookout for. You can also find out about burglaries, stolen property and more. Of course the less icons the better because that would mean your neighborhood has less crime.

These alerts are accessible to members online through their website as well as by email and the most convenient way is through the mobile app.


COMPANY MILESTONES

  • Established partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council.
  • Received support of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Received the bipartisan endorsement of national, state and local legislators, as well as law enforcement and emergency responders.
  • Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, adopts AlertID.
  • AlertID adds My Family Wallet™ to mobile applications, revolutionizing Child Safety.
  • Enhanced iPhone, iPad and Android applications launched nationwide including Homeland Security Reporting.
  • Expansion to national platform with National Media Coverage.
  • Severe weather, Earthquake alerts and National Event Map added to AlertID service platform.
  • AlertID Broadcast System (ABS) used to send critical evacuation information to residents during fires.
  • ABS used to help locate missing children and missing endangered elderly.
  • AlertID’s Secure Social Network™ launched including group communications and emergency alerts.
  • AlertID launches its partner program to help support charities through direct contributions.


  • As of 5/1/14, AlertID provides sex offender data for 90 percent of the total U.S. population
  • Alerts Delivered – more than 120 million to date, and more than 500 thousand every day
  • More than 1 million members in more than 72,000 neighborhoods and 85% of US zip codes
  • Covering Neighborhoods in All 50 states, the entire UK, more than 30 countries and growing. 
The more friends, family and neighbors you get to join in the more up-to-date and accurate the information can be. Using this app helps keep my mind at ease because I am doing everything I possibly can to be aware of situations in my neighborhood that affect my family. Check out the app and you may be surprised by the information you find in your neighborhood or the ones surrounding you.

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You can connect with AlertID on their website, Facebook, Pinterest and @AlertID on Twitter.



PACT - Feel the Softness of Organic Cotton

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I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.


I have an obsession. Ok, well maybe not so much that, but I have a strong liking for socks and underwear and they're something that I purchase and replace often. I think that those two things are something that you can never possibly have enough of. But you see, not just any ole' pair will do. I look for style and comfort. In fact, those are the two most important factors when selecting those type of undergarments.

So when I was introduced to PACT and starting browsing around their website, I knew that I absolutely, without a doubt had to check out their soft and luxurious organic cotton goodies. I chose a camisole, panties and socks for myself and a pair of boxer briefs for the hubster.

Now I knew these products would live up to my standards before they arrived, but I didn't quite anticipate just how soft they would actually be. The fabric felt so soft, perfect against bare skin. I tossed my hubby the boxers and told him to put them on (yes, I'm quite demanding, lol) and he'll say the same. He couldn't believe how wonderfully soft and comfortable they felt!


PACT offers an entire line of products for babies and adults, all of which are made of that super soft organic cotton, with stylish designs. You can find tees, leggings, underwear, sock and so much more.  The products are wonderfully crafted, luxurious and simply amazing. I'm sold from trying just these products and I will definitely continue to use this wonderful brand in the future.


Their products are non-toxic, sustainable and made from in a factory that uses renewable resources. They are sweatshop free and use eco-friendly packaging.

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You can connect with PACT on Facebook, Pinterest and/or @wearpact on Twitter!

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Zappos.com is the One Stop Back to School Shop

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review


The kids go back to school in less than one week. I can't believe it's already here, but thankfully I'm almost done with back to school shopping because I was one of the lucky bloggers chosen for the Zappos.com Ambassador program! I'll be sharing about them for the next few weeks and I've got nothing but nice things to say!

You don't even want to know what it's like shopping for clothes with both of my boys, so this was truly a blessing. I'm normally lucky to get them in and out of one store, so there's no way that we could shop at multiple places. And the mall? That's just out of the question for them!

I'd heard about Zappos.com before and I've even bought stuff from there before, but it was for a specific thing. I never actually browsed the store, and let me just say that I was impressed! Since the boys are middle and high schoolers now, they don't want cheap knock off stuff. They want the name brands that all of their friends are wearing. And that's just what I found at Zappos.com. We found Nike attire, Fox t-shirts, DC shoes and more.


Normally, Big Bro is a bit picky about his clothes, but I know the things he likes so I was able to pick out some things that he ended up loving. He's a  bit on the skinny side if you will, so the Levi's® Kids 511™ Slim Jeans are ones that he's particularly fond of since they're not baggy. He paired them with a Fox Kids Foe S/S Tee and got an extra Fox tee to pair with other pants.


Lil Man got to pick his own clothes and he's a big fan of comfort so he chose the Nike Kids Essentials Training Pant, Nike Kids QT JDI Swoosh S/S Crew Tee, Nike Kids KO 2.0 Hoody  and he had to mix it up with some camo so he chose the DC Spartan Hi WC SP. I also picked up the Nike KO Hoodie 2.0 for the hubby since he can never have too many hoodies!

It was literally so easy to shop for the whole family at Zappos.com and they even offer free shipping and returns, so if something arrives and doesn't fit, we can just ship it right back, without worry and hassle. Zappos.com has something for everyone and I found quite a few things that I want for myself!

What's your biggest challenge when shopping for back to school?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Inside Out Chicken Pot Pie Recipe to Support Campbell's Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4Edu #CollectiveBias


With school starting back up next week, all things school have been on my mind nonstop. From easy weeknight recipes to supply lists and programs like Labels for Education, you name it and I've probably thought about it. I've got it all almost covered though, including some pretty tasty and quick recipes.

Lil Man and I were at Walmart the other day finishing up some last minute school shopping and grabbing stuff for dinner. Right from my smartphone, we found a great Campbell's Soup recipe for 2-Step Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie that seemed easy enough. So we grabbed a few cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup and went on our merry little way.


This was by far the easiest chicken pot pie recipe I have ever made. The fact that it's quite delicious too boot has me sold and this will be one of our go to meals for busy school nights. We have a large family, so this recipe feeds 8, but you can easily half this recipe for a family of four.

You'll need the following ingredients:
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cans (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • 2 bags (12 oz each) frozen vegetable combination (carrots and peas)
  • 2 cans (15 oz) dices potatoes
  • 20 hot biscuits, split
  • salt and pepper to taste

You'll cook your chicken all the way through over medium-high heat, using a large skillet with a lid.


Once the chicken is cooked through, you'll stir in the soup, vegetables, salt and pepper, cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.


Serve the chicken and sauce over the biscuits and enjoy! See, I told you it was easy!


The great thing is that when you use Campbell's soup in your recipes, you can clip these little Labels for Education and turn them into your local school so that they can earn points to spend on supplies for the classroom and playground. The labels and points add up quickly, so if everyone clipped, it could make a huge impact!


One Million Dollars in Prizes!

There is a pretty great Labels for Education Sweepstakes going on right now and they're giving away one million dollars! Yes, you heard me right! 1,000 schools will win $1,000 and you can help them win! Simply go to the website, enter your name, address and choose the school you want to win!

Many of the public schools I know of don't get nearly enough funding, so I love to support these type of programs as a way to help out. I can just image the good my son's school could do with an extra $1,000 and I'll be rooting for them!

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