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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Save valuable time during the winter with IceScreen™ Magnetic Ice Shield

This post is for informational purposes only. I did not receive this product for review nor did I receive any compensation for posting this. It sounds like a good idea and I decided to share. For more information please read my complete disclosure policy.

With winter just around the bend many of us are dreading getting up in the morning to scrap ice from our car windows or blast the defroster on high for at least 10 minutes. According to the creators of IceScreen™ Magnetic Ice Shield, Dan Miller and Andy Wright, we won’t have to worry about that any longer. The IceScreen will clear windshields of ice, snow and frost in mere seconds.

This product currently has 17 more days on Kickstarter and I thought it a good idea to share with you so, if you want, you can help back this products that started with 12 backers and now has 907. Their goal was to raise $20,000 and they’ve received more than double: $45,962. Earlier this month they had $25,000 preorders and there’s still time to get your orders in. This product would be a great gift to those in the colder states. For that matter, it’s something I can probably use in Georgia; the winter temperatures have gotten lower since I moved here in 1995.

Take a look at the below video about the ice shield. Do you think it’s a product and/or company worth investing in?



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Celebrating my son’s 11th #birthday

Two days ago my son turned 11 years old and we – as a family – celebrated him. Even though I waited until Monday while he was in school to gather the necessary items to put the family celebration, which is a tradition, together I knew exactly what to get and everything fell into place. A cake selected, gifts purchased, ice cream chilling and a bit of decorations in green (his favor color) and black.

When my son walked in the door and laid his eyes on the table that was covered in black and green tablecloths with three gift bags and matching plates and forks his face broke into a wide grin and his eyes lit up. That’s when my heart melted. You see, my son’s birthday celebration and party were supposed to be planned by his father, but it didn’t work out. I won’t go into the details. Discovering that fact made me put a little extra effort into his day.

When the kids arrived I put Doritos in the bowl on the table for them to snack on (rest assured, they normally have healthier snacks in the afternoon), and promptly let Andre open one of his presents, the game Jenga. We’d all been wanting to try this game out and I knew it is one a boy would enjoy. I mean, what could be better than to build something and then eventually see it come crashing down?

The results of us – me, two of his sisters and him – playing the game? Much laughter. Again, my heart was warmed.

After two kinds of pizza, more Doritos, birthday cake, ice cream and two more presents opened, the day ended in satisfaction for all. What summed it up so beautifully was something my son said, “This is the best family birthday celebration ever!” My heart is ablaze with love.

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