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Getting Crafty with Cricut

Craft Lake City hosted an event recently with Cricut that my friend Aimee and I decided to attend. It took a bit to find the right location but once we arrived we were able to get our craft on. The project was making a recipe box and cards with the Cricut machine. 

Here is the Cricut in action, cutting the paper I had chosen for my recipe box

Nathan from Cricut working in Cricut Craft Room. He is probably adding owls to my recipe cards. Hehe

Here are some of the recipe cards on the left and on the right is a piece of the recipe box.

Here are the completed boxes! Mine is on the left and Aimee's is on the right. It was a little tricky at first to figure out how to fold them right to make a box but we had some good people helping us and it didnt take us too long to put together. All in all a really fun project and I cant wait to write some recipes on my cards.

What have you made on your Cricut machine lately or what would you make if you had one?

"Monsters University" Products GIVEAWAY by Crest & Oral-B Pro-Health!

Brushing teeth is more fun when the toothpaste tube is cooler than just a plain boring logo and the toothbrush is fun too! Whether you are a kid or adult, you'd probably enjoy using this toothpaste (maybe not the toothbrush in your adult sized mouth though). Going to the dentist can be scary ( I know I hate going when my 6 month checkup comes around! ) but check this out!

Monsters Can Be Fun and So Can Trips to the Dentist With These Tips from America's ToothFairy!   Fear of the unknown can have a negative impact on a child’s feelings toward their dental visits.  Ensuring that your child is familiar with the dental practice and the people that are going to help them keep their smile healthy will ease their fears and make the dental visit go smoothly. 

  • Visit the dentist with your child prior to their first appointment.  Help your child understand what to expect on their visit by taking a tour of the practice and asking the dental assistant or dental hygienist to explain what will be done and demonstrate how each instrument will be used.  Not only will this help ease your child’s fears, but it also creates a wonderful learning opportunity! 

  • For slightly order children, bring them along to observe your routine dental cleaning and exam. This will allow them to ask questions, see how each instrument will be used, eliminate potential fears by observing your experience and help them understand the importance of practicing good oral health behaviors. (Contact your dental office prior to your appointment to advise them that your child will be with you.) 

  • Regular dental visits will enable your child to develop a sense of familiarity and comfort with the dental team and practice as well provide vital preventive care necessary for a healthy smile. 

  • Reinforcing concepts such as daily brushing and flossing, by posting a calendar and rewarding your child a gold star or sticker for every day of excellent oral care.  Help get your child excited about their next dental visit by bringing the calendar with you to show the dentist. 

  • Allow your child to bring their favorite toy or blanket with them on their dental visit to give them an added sense of security and comfort. 

  • Reading can have a soothing and calming effect on your child.  Bring their favorite book to read to them during their dental appointment. 

  • Let your child wear a costume on their dental visit.  This special treat can help them view going to the dentist as a fun activity.  

Be positive about going to the dentist.  Avoid grumbling about your own dental appointments and help your child understand that going to the dentist helps them keep their smiles healthy!   This is important because after all, the ToothFairy likes to collect healthy teeth!

Win a BluApple! Giveaway!!

In an effort to stay healthier we've started to eat at home more. This has been a struggle for us for YEARS! Along with eating healthier is buying produce. Some produce likes to go bad faster than others, and its a lot of wasted money. Wasted money just frustrates me. Part of our eating at home efforts are to save money as well. The BluApple product from Aureus Product Innovations can help us out!

They sent me one of their products to test out. Go visit their website HERE.

We immediatly put these cute little things to work! We put one in the crisper in the refrigerator and the other on the counter where we keep some fruits at times. It used to be our produce would go bad in a day or two. Some things we've had in there a week, and its still good! This helps me, so I don't have to go to the store EVERY SINGLE DAY, and spend more money on food that I probably won't eat. :) So if you've ever wished you could keep your produce around a little longer, then these are for you! Read a little bit about them below, and then visit their site, and enter the giveaway for more information as well!

**Here’s a quick explanation of how the Bluapple works:

Ethylene gas is given off by all living plants, especially by fruits, vegetables and flowers, and acts as a chemical signal to speed up the ripening process. The release of this gas is thought to be a mechanism by which plants promote uniform ripening or opening, etc. In nature, the uniformity of these events attracts the maximum number of pollinators or seed disseminators, such as birds and insects. At home, however, when you store your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ethylene gas builds up. As a result the ripening process is accelerated too quickly. This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!

The Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize ethylene gas buildup. The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical, but only absorbs, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area. The Bluapple is not a "magic" pill, but a scientific and essential part of keeping produce fresh. When produce was cheap, no one cared, but as prices have risen, it became apparent that a very beneficial product for the home could make a huge difference.

There are three key elements to long produce life: a) temperature - keeping produce cold; b) humidity - using vented plastic bags to keep a moist, but not wet environment; c) ethylene gas management - using the Bluapple. Disruption of any one of these elements will cause premature spoilage.

It may interest you to know that we provide a money back guarantee, which we are proud to honor. After selling many hundreds of thousands of Bluapples, they have processed less than 50 refund requests, to each of whom they have written a letter.

The Bluapple is a proven, science-based technology that we have adapted for use in the home. With a single gourmet apple costing $1.25 these days, our produce is an investment worth protecting. It is our view that the Bluapple is essentially FREE. Users easily recover the purchase price in savings within a few weeks, and the Bluapple continues to deliver value for many months thereafter. ***

BluApple has put together a very informative post about why their product is important to use. If you would like that file sent to you, leave your e-mail in the rafflecopter below, and when the contest is over, I will email it out to you. It was very informative for me to read as a produce consumer. I was amazed by all the things I learned in it.

BluApple is offering my 3 of my Readers one package of these awesome little things! If you don't want to wait to find out if you've won, you can buy them HERE!

Enter the Giveaway Right Here!!! 3 Winners Will be chosen!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Aimee from Aim's Creations received this product for review in exchange for this post. Her opinions are 100% her own. Aim's Creations and Nite Owl Creates are not responsible for shipping. Any questions can be directed towards