10/10/19

Quick Kitchen Makeover with Dining Chair Slipcovers #farmhouse

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We purchased our kitchen table and chairs before we bought our farmhouse. I've struggled to find a way to make the set more "farmhouse like" because it has rather modern lines to it. I was SO excited to discover The Slipcover Company because for much less than replacing the table and chairs, two dining chair slipcovers changed the whole look of my kitchen!
The Mini Ruffle 2 Tier dining chair covers soften the entire room. Made of 100% cotton, these slipcovers lend simple charm while providing a more comfortable seat for meals (and no more legs sticking to the vinyl seats). I have already thrown both slipcovers in the washer and dryer and they came out beautifully. I hate to iron and I felt these really didn't need ironing, unless I'm having the President to dinner. I love the sweet ruffles!
The material is like a soft canvas feel, and the ruffles fall perfectly around the front and sides of my dining chairs. Each slipcover has a flat back that drops right over the entire back of the chair, and an attached set of ties makes a pretty bow at the back of the chair that helps to fit lots of sizes and styles of dining chairs.
I am certain if you wanted a more crisp look to them, a quick ironing does wonders for cotton, but here on the farm, we like a casual and lived-in look to everything. I am completely delighted with my dining chair slipcovers from The Slipcover Company! They offer tons of different styles and colors of slipcovers for all kinds of furniture, including sofas, easy chairs, pet covers, and car covers. They even offer pillows. What a great gift idea for the holidays!
for a quick and simple room makeover
in your home!

10/8/19

Acer Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 Laptop for Daily Computing #tech

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The Acer Aspire 3 A314-21-91V1 is the perfect laptop for daily computing. Whether you are a busy student, a stay at a home parent, an entrepreneur with a home based business, or a retired professional who spends free time browsing on the internet, the Aspire 3 can meet your needs. If you're shopping for your kids or grandchildren for the upcoming holidays, the Aspire 3 is compact, sleek, powerful, and affordable. It weighs less than 4 pounds for great portability and the brushed horizontal lines on the cover make this a sharp looking accessory. This model features a 14” HD display, 4GB of memory, a 128GB SSD drive for plenty of storage and an array of ports (USB, HDMI, headphone/speaker, Ethernet) for easy connections. The Aspire 3 features a 180 degree lay flat display to allow for multiple viewing perspectives. This model has an MSRP of $279.99, but you might find it available at Walmart as low as $219.99.
The Aspire 3 is so easy to set up - just open the laptop and Cortana will audibly walk you through set up! The screen is clear and the display is beautiful with a (14" HD (1366 x 768) Widescreen that is LED-backlit. I absolutely love the touchscreen and it's really simple to operate the touchpad that eliminates the need for an external mouse. It operates on Windows 10 Home in S mode so it's mostly point and click for easy navigation. It's also got a built in microphone and speakers. The keyboard fits my hands perfectly and comfortably. Because it's so lightweight, it's easy to take along with me when I'm traveling, both in town or throughout the country. It has a 5 1/2 hour battery life, but I'm never far from an outlet, and it comes with the AC Adapter and written user instructions. Overall, I've found the Acer Aspire 3 to be a wonderful laptop for my blogging, social media interactions, online shopping, and game playing. It's an amazing upgrade from my previous laptop and I love it!
See all the tech specifications for the
Acer Aspire 3 HERE
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for great holiday deals on this laptop!

10/2/19

Yum! Candy Making Lab Kit #STEM at Play #giftidea

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Kids can discover the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with 16 hands-on experiments in the Yum! Candy Making Lab Kit. This STEM at Play kit brings science concepts to life through hands-on activities with a sweet reward! This kit contains tons of supplies including a packet of strawberry jelly, packet of tutti-frutti jelly, silicone mold, packet of citric acid, sticker sheet, corn flour, packet of gelatin, crepe paper sheet, satin ribbon, small measuring cup, measuring spoon, packet of sprinkles, straws, lollipop sticks, thermometer, and more.
Children can make jelly candy, crystal rock candy, test for sugar, see how it dissolves, and so much more in this box filled with fun. Also included is a fact-filled colorful lab guide that is full of pictures and information for hours of interesting activities. Each recipe includes step by step directions, a list of items needed from the kit, and explanations of how the experiment works. It is a wonderful kit for little scientists, budding researchers, or anyone with a sweet tooth! It's a great gift idea for birthdays and the holidays.
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9/25/19

Recipes Passed Down - A Journal of Your Family's Recipes #giftidea

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Food is more than something to fill our family's stomachs. It brings us together, in good times and bad times. It provides an opportunity for parents to teach children to learn to care for others, to learn kitchen chemistry, and to reach into the past by using recipes our grandparents used in their homes. These gorgeous recipe journals are the perfect gift idea for absolutely anyone! Recipes Passed Down is a book that can be gifted down through future generations and completed with the help of older generations.
Recipes Passed Down is beautifully made, with a linen hardcover in two color choices, featuring an embossed title, and thick stock pages that will last for generations. This heirloom book has space for 94 family recipes plus contents pages so it will always be easy to find your favorite recipes. Take a copy to your next family reunion so everyone can add a few family recipes. Send it to all your longest living ancestors so your descendants will be able to treasure not just their recipes but linger over their handwriting many years after they're gone. This is a perfect wedding gift, holiday gift, birthday gift, and Mother's day gift! 
When my Nana passed away, one of the most treasured gifts I received was a copy of all of her recipes, bound together in a spiral notebook, and I hesitate to use it because I want it to last. The sturdy, museum quality of Recipes Passed Down is a much better way to ensure that family recipes will be treasured for future generations. Give this gorgeous book to your parents and your husband's parents for the holidays, so that your children and their children will be able to treasure them. It's the family scrapbook you never knew you needed!

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9/13/19

Exciting New Travel Toys from Playmobil

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PLAYMOBIL Carry Cases are a perfectly portable, packable play sets for on-the-go fun for kids. Perfect for road trips, train trips, family ocean cruises, or plane trips! When playtime is over, simply store the pieces inside the case for next time.
Four brand new imaginative themes include Panda Caretaker, Knights Jousting, Princess Unicorn, and Dino Explorer. In addition, PLAYMOBIL also has the new Take Along Western City set which is a convenient take-along case - perfect for summer travel!
Designed for ages 4 and up, Playmobil's Knights Jousting comes with its own carry case. With just 19 pieces to assemble, it's the perfect take-along toy for youngsters, even on a short bus ride through town. Your child will have hours of creative medieval fun.
The knight can ride upon his trusty steed, practicing his jousting skills, and creating his own Knight's tales. It's the perfect gift for children who love to build, imagine, and play with characters. Playmobil makes amazing toys for children that will last for many years.
The Playmobil Take Along Western City includes a Bank and Sheriff's office, for hours of fun. Characters can rob a bank, get chased by the sheriff, and spend a hour in jail. This 97 piece set comes with lots of pieces for many hours of creative play.
The jail features a break-out function so the robbers can get away. The bank has a lockable safe, but that won't keep the robbers from their mischief. The Western City is foldable for carrying, so kids can take their fun along on a trip!
With five characters, the Western City is a great toy to share with brothers and sisters in the back seat of the car on a road trip. The buildings fold together to store all the pieces and a carry handle to make it portable, no matter where you travel.
I am always extremely impressed with the detail and sturdiness of Playmobil toys. These travel toys from Playmobil are great gift ideas for the holidays, birthdays, or in advance of a family vacation. If you're a grandparent, Playmobil travel toys are easy to store away in between visits from the grandkids. I highly recommend Playmobil!
Shop www.playmobil.us today
for the newest travel toys from Playmobil!

9/5/19

New Children's Books to Teach and Delight

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Give your child just a few minutes out of your busy day, to sit down together and read these wonderful new books. By reading to your child, you're teaching them they are valued, that reading is important, and that reading is fun. When you read to your child, you teach them language skills, which will help them learn how to interact with others. Children who listen to adults reading will learn to read faster than children who spend their time watching electronic screens. These three new books will teach and delight your kids!
Love You Too by Alastair Heim and Alisa Coburn is a charming, interactive board book. It features a father and daughter finishing each other's sentences as they move throughout their day. For example: "When I say swing me, You say high. Swing me, high! Swing me, high!" It's fun to read aloud and even more fun when your child chimes in and begins to participate in the story. A wonderful gift for any young child! Get it HERE.
Little Thor Gets Mad by Victoria Watson Nguyen and Pubin Pingk helps children learn to react in positive ways when they are gripped with anger. Rather than destroy things, Little Thor learns to take a breath, think about it, and talk about it. Being strong isn't just about being able to lift heavy things. This board book is a delightful teaching tool for young children! Get it HERE.
The Little Winter Book of Gnomes by Kirsten Sevig is a charming collection of Scandinavian wisdom accented by whimsical illustrations. Children will learn positive values like "The more the merrier" and "You won't always know the song. Sing anyway." There are even some crafts and recipes for holiday favorites like mulled cider and gingerbread. It is a wonderful holiday gift idea for young readers or anyone who loves gnomes. Get it HERE!



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9/4/19

Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook by Kimberly Storm Ritter

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I'm so excited to share this new cookbook with you! Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook by Kimberly Storm Ritter is the perfect addition to any kitchen. Whether you work inside or outside the home the task of cooking dinner can be daunting. With these fantastic tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll have more time for making memories around the table at the end of your busy day.
This book is filled with go-to meals for your busy family. Kim’s step-by-step, easy-to-follow recipes, help you plan a complete meal any night of the week. As a bonus, Kim keeps her readers entertained with stories of motherhood full of her own memories and nostalgic traditions from her childhood. Each chapter contains a Farm to Table Fabulous tip for making dinner extra special, from lighting a few candles to dressing like your favorite superhero.
The foreword includes a complete shopping list to help busy moms stock the pantry and freezer with everything needed to prepare a delicious meal without having to make a last-minute trip to the grocery store. In addition, many meals can be prepped ahead of time or even frozen for future use, then quickly reheated for serving.
Overflowing with tasty recipes, there is something in Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook to satisfy every member of your family. Moms might be busy, but there’s no reason that dinner can’t still be fabulous. I love this cookbook, especially all the color photos. It's a great gift idea!
For more information about Busy Moms: A Farm to Table Fabulous Cookbook, visit the publisher’s website at www.GreatAmericanPublishers.com.



Mimmo Caddy - Organize All Your Stuff with Mollie Ollie

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I am often teased about how organized I like to keep things, but I'm also the person who knows where everything is at when no one else can find it. The Mimmo Caddy from Mollie Ollie is one of the most wonderful storage caddies I've ever used. It's just big enough to store tons of stuff, while still being compact enough to fit almost anywhere.
It's made of beautiful colors that complement any decor, and since I love the farmhouse style, the gray and blue fits right into my home. I love the materials Mollie Ollie uses to create their Mimmo Caddy - a 5mm heavy duty felt material for the exterior and smooth, resilient polyester lining that's easy to wipe clean.
Mimmo Caddy measures 14.5” x 9.5” x 7” plus it has two removable dividers. The workmanship is superior, with a reinforced base, enhanced stitching on the handles, and very sturdy construction. I was delighted that it didn't have any chemical smell, so it's safe to use around babies and would make a great diaper storage bin in a baby's room.
You'll find it super simple to store all your stuff, with 8 pockets of various sizes, including a zippered exterior pocket with 5 elastic loops for easy access and smart organization. Mimmo Caddy is also lightweight and the handles are just long enough to make it super comfortable to carry. It's marketed as a diaper caddy, but there are hundreds of ways to use it!
If for some reason you want to store it away, it folds down easily too. I could truly see using the Mimmo Caddy in every room of my home in one way or another. Here are some ways Mollie Ollie suggests you use it: Baby Diaper Organizer, Portable Nursing Station, Road Trip Tote, Car Seat Organizer, Knitting Supplies Basket, Arts and Crafts Bag, Laundry Storage Bin, Essential Oils Tote, Cosmetic and Skincare Storage Bin, Toy Storage Organizer, and Stationary Organizer.
I came up with some great ideas too! I put together a Get Well Soon caddy, with a large size tissue box, a package of baby wipes, and a package of cleaning wipes, for those days when someone isn't feeling well and needs extra loving care and a clean environment. Tuck in a magazine or coloring book, and you've got a great gift for someone who is under the weather.
I also put together a Kid's Quiet Box, to take along on trips to the doctor or dentist, so your child can have their own toys and snacks on hand, rather than play with the germy toys that are often found in waiting rooms. Kids could also use this to keep busy on a rainy day while their younger siblings take a nap. It would also make a great after-school activity bin.
I think my favorite idea is my Painting Caddy. It stores lots of my paints, brushes, and other creative tools all in one space. I would love to have dozens of these Mimmo Caddy organizers all lined up on my pantry shelves to organize different food staple items, health and beauty supplies, household tools, and more! What will YOU put in your Mimmo Caddy?
Order this amazing Mimmo Caddy from Mollie Ollie in the next two weeks and use the code 10Weidknecht for 10% discount. 
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8/19/19

Your Grandchildren Will Love This!

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Remember the days of hanging out in Grandma's kitchen, baking cookies and cakes, learning new crafts, and hearing stories of when she was young? These days, we are always on the move, which makes spending quality time with Grandma harder to schedule. Make sure your grandchildren are thinking of you by signing them up for Gramma In A Box!
This delicious subscription box will be delivered monthly to your grandchildren, filled with delicious food crafts that are easy to make and includes all the goodies needed to make three complete sweet treats. The August Gramma In A Box contains a Beach Party theme of Goldfish Bowls, Seashell Pretzels, and Sea Life Cookies.
Moms will be happy that the cookies are already pre-baked, the frosting is already made, and even the toppings are in their own little containers. Everything arrives super fresh and delicious! Gramma In A Box is a great way to spend time with grandchildren who live nearby or far away. Sign up your grandchildren today and they'll get a new box every month!

8/9/19

Ecogear Eco-Friendly Backpacks at Great Prices

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It's time to go back to school and a new backpack is always on the top of students' wish lists. This year, make it a point to get a stylish, eco-friendly backpack. Ecogear is committed to creating bags that have a low impact on the environment. All of their bags are made with Repreve - recycled fiber from plastic bottles.
Ecogear Backpacks are wonderful! They offer interior and exterior pockets galore, with room for everything students need, from kindergarten through a doctorate degree. These backpacks even specially padded pockets that provide protection for laptops. Best of all, these backpacks are offered at an incredibly low price!
The two backpacks I received are the Bighorn 17 (the gray backpack pictured) and the Flash Backpack (the blue backpack pictured). They are impeccably constructed, with careful attention to making sure they are roomy enough to carry everything needed while still providing a lightweight product so students are not weighed down more by the pack.
These two fashionable styles are just some of their line of backpacks, plus Ecogear also offers duffel bags, hip packs, and more. Backpacks are not just for students, though! A backpack is perfect for moms with kids so hands are free while running errands and keeping hold of the kids. Backpacks are used by many professionals in place of the outdated briefcase and teachers love them for their versatility. I always take a backpack when I'm traveling, hiking, and shopping at flea markets and farmer's markets.
At these great prices, you can get a new eco-friendly backpack made from recycled water bottles for everyone in your family. You'll be helping to keep junk out of the landfill while giving your family fabulous backpacks for carrying all their most important things everywhere they go. I am delighted with Ecogear backpacks and highly recommend them!
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