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$5 Off Monkey Mat Plus Free Shipping

by Katie on August 25, 2016

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Over the course of the past two decades, I’ve spent countless hours at baseball fields, soccer fields, bowling alleys, karate venues, parks, and rec centers.  In the process, I’ve become very proficient at packing up a laundry list of essentials….water bottles, snacks for the kids, activities to keep everyone happy, and a blanket in lieu of carrying six collapsible chairs.

However, since the kids’ soccer and baseball games were often played in less than ideal weather conditions, we more often than not sat on a soggy blanket, resulting in a less than happy group of kiddos.  The Monkey Mat, featured on Shark Tank, is the perfect solution to soggy sporting events!  It’s a combination of versatility and portability to combat any sticky, dirty, or wet floor surface.

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The Monkey Mat is made of soft, durable ripstop nylon and it’s 5-foot square to accommodate plenty of people and belongings.  The mat is water repellent (nice for those days when the grass is soaking wet!) and resists spillage.  Plus, the corners are weighted and have loops for stakes, ensuring that everything stays put while you’re out and about.

However, the Monkey Mat isn’t like a traditional bulky blanket.  When you’re done using the Monkey Mat, simply shake it out, fold it up, and place it in the Monkey Mat Pouch for easy transport.  The mat is even machine washable, making it a snap to keep it fresh and clean after every use.

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The Monkey Mat is available in 9 different colors and patterns, and it’s ideal for a variety of situations including hotel floors, parks, picnics, the beach, and more.  And each mat comes with a pouch to store the blanket, so it’s convenient to toss in your purse or bag in-between uses.

For a limited time, my readers can save $5 off your Monkey Mat purchase when you enter the promotional code USFAM at checkout.  Plus, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Monkey Mat and USFamilyGuide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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DaySpring: Teacup & Saucer Sets for $5

by Katie on August 23, 2016

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This week only, DaySpring is featuring their Teacup & Saucer Sets for just $5 apiece when you enter the promotional code SIPAWAY at checkout.

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The ceramic teacups and saucers are dishwasher and microwave safe, and the cups hold 6 fluid ounces.  There are three different teacup and saucers sets to choose from:

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God’s Grace Teacup & Saucer Set features the message, “God’s grace is with us every moment” as well as a beautiful blue floral design.

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The Savor Every Sip Teacup & Saucer Set features a whale and a trio of turtles with the message to “Savor every sip of life.”

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And the You’re So Loved Set is inspired by a bumblebee theme with the message of “You’re so Loved.”

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I recently had the opportunity to review these teacup and saucer sets, and although I loved them when I saw them online, I was amazed by how much more I loved them in person!  The sets are big enough to be used for your daily cup of tea (or coffee…just saying!), but they are also dainty enough to be used in a decorative display as well.

After seeing these sets in person, I started making a list of people that I’d like to give them to for Christmas.  Combined with a gift card, a box of homemade cookies, or an inspirational journal, these teacup and saucer sets would be beautiful gifts and a wonderful way to remind someone that they’ve been in your thoughts and prayers.

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And since they’re priced at just $5 each this week, they’re as budget-friendly as they are inspirational.  Simply enter the coupon code SIPAWAY at checkout to receive this promotional pricing.

This offer is valid through August 26th.  

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Eco Dog 2.Go Gift Box

by Katie on March 8, 2016

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As most of you know, in addition to our houseful of children, we also have our fair share of pets as well – a dog, a cat, and a fish.  We adopted our dog from the SPCA back in 2012.  She’s a beagle mix, and is as lovable as the day is long.

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But being a beagle, she also is not the most beautifully scented of dogs!  We bathe her regularly, but we’re also careful to make sure we don’t dry out her skin either.  So, I was excited to try out the Eco Dog 2.Go Gift Box from Eco Dog Care.

This set includes Eco Dog Care’s Simply Clean Suds-Free Shampoo and Simply Fresh Spray for in-between baths.  Enriched with essential oils like geranium, argan, jojoba, and myrrh, the shampoo is designed to keep your dog’s skin and coat at its healthiest best.

The Simply Fresh Spray features aromatics such as lemongrass, myrrh, and neem to support well-being by repelling pests and soothing your dog’s skin.  Plus, it’s infused with pomegranate and avocado oil for a healthy shine as well.

The shampoo definitely made her coat shine and did not irritate her skin as other shampoos have in the past.  But, I was even more impressed with the Simply Fresh Spray.  On a day when she’s been laying out in the sun and is not at her freshest, the spray eliminates the odor, leaving just the fresh scent of the spray’s aromatics.

The set sells for $17.50, and it includes a bottle of Eco Dog Care’s Simply Clean Suds-Free Shampoo as well as the Simply Fresh Spray.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Eco Dog Care.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

 

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Pictures On Gold: 10% Off Customized Lockets

by Katie on January 27, 2016

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When I’m picking out a gift for a family member or friend, I love finding something that will be meaningful to the recipient not only in the immediate future, but in years to come as well.  I especially love gifts that can be personalized, as they tend to become treasured keepsakes.

I recently discovered Pictures On Gold, an online retailer that enables you to incorporate photos and keepsakes into your gift.  Imagine your favorite photos and picture keepsakes permanently engraved on 14 karat gold, rose gold, or sterling silver jewelry.  The jewelry is as memorable as it is beautiful.

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Pictures on Gold also features an exclusive Locket Designer that lets you create custom lockets.  The photo or image is lasered onto the locket, creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.  You can even add an engraved message to your locket as well to send a special message to your loved one or friend.  The lockets are waterproof, scratch-proof, and come with a lifetime guarantee!

I had the opportunity to review a locket from Pictures on Gold, and I was very impressed with the quality and design options that they have to offer.  As you design your item of jewelry, you’ll have the opportunity to upload a custom picture, add clip art from the Pictures on Gold gallery, utilize a monogram, and create your own custom message.

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While you can choose to leave the inside of the locket blank, you’ll also have the option to engrave the inside with a message or monogram or have your favorite photo lasered into the locket.  Plus, you can even add a message to the back of the locket as well.

Once you’ve finished customizing your locket, you can then choose a chain to complement it.  There are several options available including leather, sterling silver, and gold in a variety of different lengths.

Plus, for a limited time, my readers can save an additional 10% on customized jewelry from Pictures on Gold when you enter the promotional code famguide10 at checkout.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Pictures on Gold and US Family Guide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Create Special Moments with Gnoments

by Katie on December 18, 2015

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Between being a mom of four kids, a homeschooler, a nurse, and a blogger, it’s often hard to find meaningful ways to connect with my husband each day.  And when you account for the onslaught of digital devices….smart phones, iPads, TVs, computers…it’s almost a wonder we talk face-to-face at all!

That’s why I absolutely fell in love with the Gnoments Gnomes.  Every Gnoments Set includes two adorable stuffed gnomes – a boy and a girl.  Each gnome features a surprise pouch on its back to hide an encouraging note or a small trinket.

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The Gnoments feature magnetic hands and bendable hats that when put together, can be shaped into a loving heart!  These gnomes are an ideal way to send a special message or just let your significant other know that you’re thinking about them and love them!

Whether a gnome appears by a freshly made cup of coffee, holding up a “congratulations” or “thinking of you” sign, or carrying a beautiful rose, it’s such a simple way to show you care about someone else.

Couples can also utilize the gnomes’ embedded NFC technology to deliver messages, sound clips, photos, videos, maps, and more.  And you can even send a “Gnomification” text or e-mail through the Gnoments website!

The Gnoments Kit includes 2 loving gnomes and a 32 page book filled with ideas to help couples, young and old, create special moments!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Gnoments. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Name 5 Game Review

by Katie on November 23, 2015

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Here’s another fun game for the whole family!  Name 5 is best played as a party game, and it requires players to name five of something as quickly as possible.

For instance, how fast can you name 5 TV dads or 5 things that can make a person sneeze or even 5 vegetables that begin with the letter “a”?  Racing against the clock, players on a team work together to come up with as many answers as possible.

The biggest challenge comes when you reach the center spot on the game.  There you’ll have just 90 seconds to answer five categories of questions…talk about thinking on your feet!

In addition to playing this game in a group or party setting, the topic cards can also be used individually for an ice breaker in a group event (such as youth group or a retreat), as a fun discussion starter at family dinners, or as an entertaining way to pass time during a car trip.

This game comes complete with a game board, 288 Name 5 topic cards, 4 pawns, a die, a 30-second timer, and instructions.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Endless Games. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Oddly Obvious Game Review

by Katie on November 20, 2015

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I really like finding games that fit the niche of tweens and younger teenage kids.  There are so many games on the market for little kids and adults, that it’s sometimes hard to find something suitable for that in-between age.

Oddly Obvious is a fun party game where players race to spot the correct answers. In each round, one player reads the questions while the other players frantically look at the front of the card to find the correct answer for each question.

The easy part of this game is the fact that the answers are all on the front of the card…sounds easy, right?  Nope! You have to quickly wade through the words on the card to find the one that’s just right….and you have to do it before your competitors!

Before each card is read, 5 tokens are spread out on the table.  As a player answers a question correctly, they receive a token.  The player with the most tokens at the end of the card wins that card.  Once a player has won five cards, they’ve won the game!

This game is designed for players ages 12 and up, and it includes 147 double-sided game cards, 5 tokens, a card stand, and instructions.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Endless Games. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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