Friday, November 28, 2008

AVON Product Review: Walkie Talkie for Kids

When I was little, I was so excited that there was such a thing as walkie talkies for kids. They were like the perfect toy for spying on our parents, spying on my brother with my foster-brother Rusty and all kinds of mischief.

Of course, back then there was no such thing as a "pink" version. Ours was camo, bulky, but still really cool! Now they're small and all kinds of colours.

The one AVON carries is from Cyber Gear. They work up to 1000 feethave a hook for attaching to a belt or bag and use one 9V battery, which isn't included. A small button-cell battery, which is included is for the digital clock on the front.

By the way, a kids walkie talkie isn't just for kids to communicate back and forth and have really cool adventures, they're also great for keeping track of your kids when you're out and about! Plus! Walkie talkies are more fun to use outside rather than in, so if you have a hard time getting your kids away from the TV - this should help you out!

With that in mind, click here to check it out and order one today!

PS: If you have really little kids, click here for a free downloadable toy guide that gives you 4 tips for choosing safe and timeless toys Downloading will begin as soon as you click the link.

If you don't have little kids but know of someone who does, send them here so they can get their own copy!

Thanks and have a great weekend!


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day off...


Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AVON Product Review: Electronic Piggy Bank

Talk about a way to keep your kids from breaking into the piggy bank to see how much there is!  Now the plastic piggy bank does the counting for you! 

This cute little electronic piggy bank let's your kids put in pennies to silver dollars.  It's a nice size, 7" L x 5.25" H x 6" W.  It also takes 2 AAA batteries, which aren't included.  The price is an easy $16.99.

Children's piggy banks by tradition, are a great way to teach kids about saving money, whether to buy something for themselves or to save up to help someone else. 

The electronic version makes kids want to save even more because it's fun to put their coins in and watch the numbers change!

It makes a terrific gift for your kids and not one that will get tossed to the side.

Click here to order now from AVON!

If you'd like some ideas on teaching your kids to save money, whether they're little kids or teens check out the following links:

How to Teach Young Kids to Save

Getting Teens to Save (Without Nagging)  (This site is really cool and definitely worth a look.)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

AVON Product Review: Digital Weather Stations.

Title: AVON Product Review: Digital Weather Stations.

I love having a digital weather station, especially on cold days like today. It's fun getting up in the morning hitting the memory button and seeing the low for the night. Despite the fact it makes me shiver it's still fun.

Aside from the fun of tracking temps and humidity levels, I think digital weather stations that track outdoor temps should be in every household that still has little kids going to school. It ends guessing how to dress your little ones in the morning. Sure you can open the door and see how it feels but knowing actual temp can change everything.

There's also the benefit of knowing the humidity levels indoor and out. How? For some women, like my mom, it let's you know how much hairspray you need to keep it from falling flat.

For those of us with asthma, it tells us what the odds are of us having an asthma attack outside.

If you're a runner, humidity levels let you know whether right now is a good time to run. The temp may be low, but humidity levels can really take their toll on a run. In fact, runners have been known to be hospitalised and even die because they didn't pay attention to the humidity.

You can't always go by feeling because feeling isn't accurate.

Indoor humidity levels determine the growth of mold and mildew in the house. That's another reason people with asthma and allergies need to know the indoor humidity levels - mold and mildew are bad for your health and exacerbate the problem. By the way, it doesn't matter whether you have allergies and asthma or not - mold and mildew will make you sick.

Enough reasons why you need to buy a weather station. Weather stations come in a wide variety of price ranges. Each weather station has it's own unique features. AVON offers you the essentials at a terrific price: $14.99.

It monitors temperature and humidity levels indoor and out. Has an alarm clock, calendar and a moon phase calendar. You can mount it on a wall or use the base stand for on your desk. The size is: 7.25" H x 3.25" W. The sensor cord is 6'3" long.

Anyway, talk about a terrific gift! Tracking the weather is not only a fun hobby and a great way to teach your kids about the way the seasons change, but it can also help you take care of your families health.


Check out the Weather Channel for Kids! It's a cool interactive site with a special guide for parents with links to activities you can do with your kids!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fancy Cat Beds!

Cats spend about 16 hours a day sleeping. They love warm secure spots such as: fancy cat beds, boxes, your bed (there's 3 on mine right now), your favourite chair, couch (I see another one curled up.) or some other place you told them to stay off.

AVON'S faux shearling pet bed makes both a secure and warm place for them to crash.  It has a removable sleep pad - an absolute must for any pet owners sanity.  The bottom and outer sides are made of sturdy canvas and it's total measurement is: 20" L x 6" H x 14" D.

This cozy bed makes an excellent gift for your pet!  So, head over to AVON and grab one now!  Use my special coupon code to get FREE shipping with any order:  FSANY

My Top 2 TIPS for getting your cat to sleep in it's own bed and not yours: 

1.  Put something you wear in the bed.  Make sure the item was worn recently. 

Cats see you as a surrogate parent and sleep on your bed because it smells like you and it makes them feel secure. So, by putting something of yours in it's bed it will be more willing to sleep there.

2.  Park it close to a heater, but not so close that it might catch fire.

PS: The owner of this site has 7 cats, plus one stray.  There are cats sleeping everywhere.  Want some fleas?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

AVON Product Review: SSS Winter Soft with Hydroseal Hand Cream

Skin So Soft Winter Soft with Hydroseal Hand Cream

This is my favourite out of all the AVON hand creams. I wash my hands a lot because of living on a farm, so my hands tend to stay dry and yucky.

This stuff has been a lifesaver! It's very thick. It stays on. I don't have to keep applying it. It holds up well when you wash your hands and I love the creamy texture. It's also excellent protection against harsh winter drying and cracking.

It's overall customer rating is 4.9 stars outa 5. Plus, 90% of the customers who have tried it would recommend it to a friend.

As far as the negative review, the person said it's "dry and clumpy." Not exactly sure how a hydroseal complex can be dry and clumpy, but that's what they thought.

Anyway, one person mentioned that it leaves a greasy feel, and to some it does. If you're familiar with the Silicone glove though - it's not even close to that kind of feel.

A few customers don't like the smell but most, including myself love it.

Best of all! It's only $4.00! You can't beat it! So, do your hands a favour and click here to make them happy. It's an excellent deal!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

AVON Product Review! MT Restorative Rescue Balm

Moisture Therapy Restorative Rescue Balm

My mom is the basis for this review. She has a tough time with dry hands (naturally I'd inherit that trait) and comes over frequently to see what I have in my AVON box.

The last time she came I happened to have the above hand cream in stock. She fell in love with it! It's the only one of the AVON hand lotions she's used so far that has helped her 74 year old sierra desert hands and she's tried about everything AVON has.

Since she liked it so well, she's been telling everyone about it that comes through the door. They like it so well they get into hers and now she's run out and not happy that I don't have any extra on the shelf. As a result, I'll be ordering extras this campaign.

Aside from my mom, what do other people think about it? How about 10 out of 11 people would recommend it to a friend! It gets a 4.6 out of 5 stars! It would have gotten 5 stars, but one woman didn't like the way it smelled and another thinks the MT Intensive is better.

So there you have it! Give it a try and see what you think! Get both and do your own comparison! And don't forget to check out the other Moisture Therapy products! There's body lotions and even lip balm!

Friday, November 14, 2008

There's a mouse in the house!

It's the Mickey Knit Sleep Tee and Sleep Pant

I splurged this past campaign and ordered me a set.  They're to die for.  Super comfortable, has side pockets and a really nice wide elastic waist band. 

Since they're unisex the pants are nice and long.  I love that because I hate my pant legs sneaking up my legs in the middle of night.

Comes in sizes small to XXL.  Cost is $19.99 each.

Anyway, it's a terrific gift for the Mickey fan!  So, head over now and buy a pair before they run out and it ends up on back order.  Yip, back order. 

Not kidding.  Not a sneaky sales pitch either.  Last year a good number of my things ended up on back order because customers waited too late to order - my mom was one of them.  She got stuck about 4 times, with two gifts not arriving until January.  So, it really does happen.

Also!  The AVON version of kinoki pads is still out there. Remember don't buy them.  See my review here.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snoopy Merchandise! "Joe Cool" Notepad, Pen and Magnet set!

This set is awesome, especially if you're like me and think fridge magnets are cool - and these are definitely the coolest!  But aside from the cool magnets, you get a 3 1/4" box that holds the gems along with notepad and pen.

If you have a hard time finding your notepad, here's your answer!

Click here to check it out and don't forget to enter the product number #488-681.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Snoopy Gifts!

If you're a Snoopy lover you've gotta get this Snoopy mug!  It's only available at AVON and makes a terrific gift for your Snoopy fan!  Snoopy does his "Joe Cool" pose on the front and the back says, "Sugar Lips." 

This is my favourite out of all my mugs.  It's a good size - holds 12 oz and I love the weight and feel.  Plus, the chipper colours help me wake up in the morning.  :]

It's also at a great price, only $9.99!  So click the link and head over and buy one for everyone in your family! 

One last thing, well, two actually, don't forget to enter the item #488-662 and second!  Check back tomorrow for more Snoopy merchandise!

See ya tomorrow!



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