NewAir AB-850 84 Can Beverage Cooler Review

The warm weather is upon us here in AZ and just like every Spring my fridge has become stocked full of cool, refreshing beverages. While I love having drinks on hand during the warmer seasons, it sure can make grocery shopping day a pain. Trying to squeeze every thing into the fridge can be quite a challenge at times. 

When the amazing people at NewAir contacted me to do a review for one of their beverage coolers, you bet I jumped on the chance.



The NewAir AB-850 84 Can Beverage Cooler has removable racks that offer custom storage. Interior LED light for optimal viewing. Temperature control for personalized chilling. Compact design fits in small spaces easily and large capacity design holds 84 cans.


 I love that this beverage cooler is small enough that I can place it in any room without taking up much space, yet can store enough for a large party. I can even remove the racks to squeeze in larger drinks. I also love the amount of space this has freed up in my fridge!! I no longer have to worry if every thing is going to fit.
My girls love that they can see through the door and decide on what drink they want before opening it. I love that they don't have to leave the door open while they are trying to decide and waste energy : )

I would highly recommend the NewAir AB-850 84 Can Beverage Cooler to anyone who loves to host parties, or if you would just like an additional place to store your beverages.


I am currently keeping my NewAir AB-850 84 Can Beverage Cooler in my office. I enjoy being able to grab a cold drink without walking to the kitchen to do so. However, as we start having more barbeques and hosting outdoor parties, I may move the cooler next to our back door or even out on the patio.

Where would you store your NewAir AB-850 84 Can Beverage Cooler? Do you have a man cave? A mini bar? Would you keep it in your work place?


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I Keep Krazy Glue in my Purse (and you should too!!)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Over the past couple of years I have implemented a few changes in my life to help me get (and stay) organized. A few months ago I added a "fix this" page to the back of my Family Planner. (Currently this is just a sheet of lined notebook paper but I hope to get a fancy printable to share with you soon.) On this page I started listing everything that needed to be fixed around our home. Originally this list was used for larger projects that didn't necessarily have to be done right away such as "trim the tree out back before it gets tangled with the power lines" or "replace the broken blinds". However after a recent review of this ever-growing list, I realized that many of the items I have listed are simple fixes and only require a little glue.
I would like to tell you that I wrote these items because I didn't have time to fix them at that moment, yet the truth is that I wrote them out of pure laziness. In fact it probably took more time to write down the fix than to actually fix the problem.
Another thing that I am not proud to admit to is that I keep a box in our hall closet to place any small items that need repaired (broken toys happen often in this house). While this seemed like a great idea at the time, the box is often forgotten about (out of sight, out of mind) and a few of the items have been in there for several month. Not to mention that the box is getting pretty full. Just like many of the item on my "Fix It" list, the items in the box were simple fixes.
I decided it was time to make some changes. With my trusty Elmers Krazy Glue, I went to town fixing everything on my list and everything in our box. If you've never used Elmers Krazy Glue before, I highly encourage you to try it. I promise you won't be disappointed. It is the fast, convenient and dependable fix I continue to trust to repair the items that mean the most to me.
Here are a few facts about Elmers Krazy Glue:
  • Krazy Glue is the instant adhesive that I trust to bond anything from jewelry and collectibles, to shoes and electronics.
  • Krazy Glue for Crafting offers both a craft glue and craft gel formula as well as six different applicators tailored to different types of project needs and a variety of sizes.
  • Glue for Repairs and “Life Hacks” – As America’s #1 instant adhesive, has been saving the day for people since 1973. Available in 7 sizes and 6 applicators, Krazy Glue is the “Tide to Go” of instant adhesives.
  • An active lifestyle requires an instant glue you can depend on. Rely on the Krazy strong, Krazy fast bond for your toughest challenges.
  • Krazy Glue saves the day from life's mishaps and emergencies instantly, while saving you the disappointment and expense of a broken valuable or memory.
Here are just a few few of the repairs I've made with Krazy Glue:
Fix #1. I purchased these metal shelves along with a few baskets a couple years ago to provide some additional storage for the girls' ever-growing amount of toys. However the youngest used to step on the bottom shelf to reach the items on the top shelf. After only a couple month the bottom shelf gave way and it has been broken ever since. I've never used Krazy Glue on metal before so I was curious as to how it would hold up. So far it is doing great. Of course my girl is a little taller now so she no longer steps on the shelf, but there are quite a few toys on it and the glue seems to be holding up pretty well.

Fix #2. Unfortunately we are not blessed with granite counter tops. However they are covered in "fake" granite. (not sure if there is actually a name for these counter tops but you get the idea from the photos) From a distance you can't even tell they are not real granite. A while back I noticed a strip on the side of one of the countertops became loose. After applying a small amount of Krazy Glue and holding the strip in place for a few seconds, the counter was good as new.

Fix #3. This wooden chest was hand made by my great Grandfather. It sits at the end of our bed and holds a few spare pillows and blankets for when guests stay the night. Last month the corner was caught on a bag my husband was carrying and a piece broke off. After applying the Krazy Glue I slid the piece back into place. Within a few seconds the glue was dry and the repair is hardly noticeable.

These fixes where so simple and quick, yet over time, my list added up and it took me a couple hours to fix everything. In order to solve this problem, I now keep Krazy glue on hand at all times. I currently have two at my house. One is in my kitchen 'junk' drawer and the other in my office desk. I also keep one in the glove compartment and a spare one in my purse.
You would be amazed with how often you can use this stuff for an Instant Fix outside of the home. Just the other day I had to glue a gem back onto my daughters shoe while we were at the store. From her point of view the world was going to end if she lost this gem. (Does anyone else have an overly dramatic 6 year old?) Luckily Krazy Glue Saves the Day. The gem was back on in a matter of seconds and the drama was over.
Wherever life takes me, Krazy Glue is my handy, just-in-case weapon to tackle repairs even when I'm on the go. Available in a variety of sizes and applicators, Krazy Glue delivers the strength and speed I need for all of my repairs, giving me peace of mind, instantly.
Krazy Glue has a million and one uses. From repairs, to 'life hacks', to creative projects. Be sure to check out their Pinterest boards for some amazing ideas. Head on over to Krazy Glue's Product Page to find the products perfect for your needs.
Do you have a favorite Krazy Glue product? What projects have you used Krazy Glue for in the past? What projects do you have now that could be tackled with a Krazy Glue product?



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10 Ways to Cover up Those Household Eyesores


Let's face it. Every house has them. Those unsightly objects you just can't stand to look at. Whether they are electrial cords, thermostats, or air vents. Here are a few common household eyesores and solutions to help you cover them up.

Hide your kitty litter inside a cabinet -  Tutorial.


Cover you unappealing bathroom fans with something more attractive - Tutorial.



Changed the look of your floor/wall vents with a simple coat of paint. Tutorial.



Build a lattice wall around your air conditioner - Tutorial



Use cord hiders (found at your hardware store) to hide electrical cords - Tutorial



Use decorative baskets  or make your own book storage to hide game controllers and t.v. remotes - Tutorial



Books also make great storage for wireless routers and modems - Tutorial



Hide your TV with artwork and a sliding closet rack - Tutorial



Use a piece of art to cover your thermostat or home alarm system - tutorial not found



Use stainless steel paint to upgrade your appliances and give the look of stainless steel without the cost - Tutorial




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Gro Something Greater with Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a girl, my favorite memories of my grandparents house was playing in their garden. I remember searching through the giant bushes looking for yummy, delishious treasures. (Although they were probably only a couple feet tall, to a little girl they were huge!!) My favorite were the strawberries. So flavorful and juicy. Nothing like the kind that you would find in the store. That is when my love of gardening began.
Now that I'm all grown up, I still can't help but feel all giddy inside when I spot those delicious, fresh strawberries hanging from the vine. My husband and my two girls also share the same love of gardening. Over the past couple of years gardening has become more than just growing food and pretty flowers. Gardening, is all about spending time with my family and creating wonderfull memories.



While the plants in our home and garden are ever changing, one thing that remains the same are the products we use. I've been a fan of Miracle-Gro products for as long as I can remember and they have never let me down. One of our favorite Miracle-Gro products is Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ . Living in such a hot climate, we usually end up spending a fortune in water. With Expand ‘n Gro™  I don't have to water as often. It keeps my plants looking healthy and saves me money. My girls also love this product because they are amazed at how much it grows when you add water. Another product that we love are Miracle-Gro's Gardening Kits which allows the girls to have a garden all their own.
The best thing about gardening is what we grow. When we grow, we grow more that just plants. We grow family. We grow memories. We grow wonder. We grow excitement. We grow hope. We Gro Something Greater.
Do you have any gardening stories you would like to share? You can head on over to grosomethinggreater.com to watch some great videos as well as share your own personal stories.


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Jonti-Craft Bench Locker Review

I have not had much luck when it comes to finding good quality kids furniture.
Kids can be pretty rough, and the furniture they make for children these days just doesn't hold up.

When I was asked to do a review for SchoolLockers.com I wasn't sure what to expect.

I was shocked when the Jonti-Craft Bench Locker arrived at my front door already assembled. I don't know about you but I have the worst luck with trying to assemble children's toys. The directions never seem to make sense and I always end up with too many pieces or not enough. It was a huge plus when I realized that all I had to do was take it out of the box and it was ready to use!!



This Bench Locker is EXTREMELY kid proof. It has dowel-pin construction which is stronger than the dado joints used by other companies and prevents weakening at the joints, where most of the stress occurs. The Bench Locker also has an ultra-durable finish. It resists yellowing over time and has extra-strong resistance to daily wear — even bleach and nail polish remover. With just a simple swipe of your hand, permanent marker and other stubborn spots are gone leaving nothing but a finish that still shines. I also love that the corners are rounded allowing the girls to play safely without getting hurt by sharp edges and corners.

I placed our Bench Locker in our entry way. The cushioned bench seat provides a great place for the kids sit down while they take their shoes off or just relax with a good book. There are 5 handy foot lockers which are perfect for storing kid shoes and keeping toy clutter to a minimum.



SchoolLockers.com offers a wide range of amazing lockers for your storage needs. I am in love with the bright colors they use on many of their Kids Lockers. I would also love to get a hold of a few of their Storage Lockers and Storage Cabinets to organize our garage. While these lockers would be great for anyone who works at a school or owns a gym, they are also becoming very popular in home decor. You can check out their Pinterest Boards for some amazing ideas!!

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Cereal Box Projects





I'm pretty sure my girls would eat cereal all day if I let them. 
They can't get enough of the stuff! 

Confession Time: Call me strange but I actually cut off the large sides of the cereal boxes and keep them. I have a large stash of cereal box sides tucked away in my craft closet.
(Hey, you never know when you'll need a good sheet of cardboard for a craft project!!)
 
For those of you like me, who recycle your cereal boxes and for those of you who would like to but just don't know what to do with them, check out these amazing cereal box craft projects.


 Letter Shaped Boxes


Gift Box


Drawer Dividers


Wall Mail Organizer


Scrap Books


Cork Board Organizer


Desk Top Mail Organizer


Decorative Alphabet Art


3-D Star Decoration


Sunburst Mirror





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Beautify Your Home This Easter {DIY Style}

Looking for some simple & elegant Easter decorations?
Well look no further. Here are a few amazing decorations that you can make yourself without breaking the bank.


1. Hanging Easter Posies
2. Wine Glass & Tea Light Easter Centerpiece 
3. Golden Easter Eggs
4. Bunny Jars




1. Metallic-Dipped Easter Eggs
2. Easter Egg Tree
3. Egg Planter
4. Burlap Bunny Table Runner

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Duck Tape Winner!

 


Congrats Jessica for winning the Duck Tape Giveaway!



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Fort Magic Kit Review and Giveaway

I was contacted by Fort Magic and asked if I’d like to review their fort building kit. My girls love to build forts. At least a few times a week I will walk into their room to find a blanket draped across their beds, so of course I accepted the offer.

 
Some of you may remember this photo that I posted to Facebook a while back.
Since then, the girls and I have made many more creations.


When the Fort Magic kit arrived, the girls and I could not wait to dig into the box and see what we could build. With 350+ pieces the possibilities are endless. The kit comes with 382 pieces. These pieces include straight pieces and curved pieces in several different sizes as well as a variety of connectors and fabric clips. There is also a storage bag and a book full of fort ideas that you can build. In addition to the included book, you can also check out the Fort Magic website for even more great ideas!


We decided to start with something fairly simple so out first creation was a house with a door that could actually open and close.
After a couple days with the house the girls wanted to try building a couple spaceships and they even built an alien friend.
Once they were done with the spaceships we built a giant tunnel that took up half of the room!!


The connectors are easy enough for my four year old to assemble. And the pictures in the book make it pretty easy to make a variety of forts. Once the forts were complete we used the fabric clips to attach a couple of sheets and fabric from my fabric stash.
The girls are having such a blast with this kit and I'm not going to lye, I've had just as much fun helping them build their creations. I can definitely see this kit getting a lot of use.
I've also been told that Fort Magic has fabric covers coming soon!!
Until then, you can visit fortmagic.com/ to learn how to create custom covers and accessories just like their dressed fort images.

Fort Magic Giveaway

Thanks to the great folks at Fort Magic, I am giving a Fort Magic kit away!  It has a retail value of $199 and includes the shipping cost to US and Canada addresses.
Contest will run until Tuesday March 11th.
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