Saturday, January 21, 2012

Looking for the Cutest Labels?

I believe that I've found them!  They're at Sticky Monkey Labels.  The first thing that I noticed when I went to look at the website were all of the cute style choices that are available.  There's adorable, sophisticated, sporty and more.  I've looked at other label sites and was completely unimpressed with the styles offered so I was excited to get the chance to review these labels.

My son is in 3rd grade has a tendency to forget where he left things so these are great for him.  My older daughter is in 6th grade and while she's not as forgetful it's nice for her to be able to personalize her belongings.  Also, she has an unusual first name and so it's impossible to find items with her name on them.

I'm very happy with the product!  According to the website the labels are waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe, laundry safe, and weather resistant.

When I mentioned to Dodie that I thought her labels were the cutest I'd seen, this was her response. "I started this business so I could be more active in my children’s daily lives and I knew I could provide a quality product.  Having 2 boys I quickly learned that you don’t get the cute clothing, shoe and other product selections as you do with girls.  So, I wanted to provide exactly that!  Something fun, different, and super-cute for boys and girls alike."  You can find out more about Dodie and her sister Chrissy at the Sticky Monkey Labels website.

You can also connect with Sticky Monkey Labels on FaceBook and Twitter!

Disclosure: I received 2 sample packs of labels to aid in my review, however all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hostessed by Mama to 4 Blessings and Home Grown Families with the help of several other fantastic group of bloggers we bring you Social Media Sportlight "Facebook"! This giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Monday 1/16 and will run until Monday, 1/22 at 11:59 PM (all Eastern times). One winner will receive $125.00 Cash into their paypal!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer

Do you love finding new recipes online?  I do too!  How do you keep track of them though?  Sometimes I print them but then they get lost.  Other times I save them to my favorites but then it's difficult to find a specific one because there are so many and they're in no order at all.  Some websites let you sign in and save favorite recipes but then you have to find the correct website again.
I have had the pleasure of using Cook'n Recipe Organizer for the last couple of weeks and it provides a solution to the problem of organizing recipes, as well as the ability to enter and save your own recipes, and purchase cookbooks online.  I'm very pleased with Cook'n recipe software.

The Pros:
There is an easy to follow video that explains how to use the program.  This made it simple to use and more helpful.  Honestly there have been times that I downloaded programs and since I couldn't figure out how to make them work for me, I just didn't use them.  That is not a problem here.

You can create multiple cookbooks with custom chapters.  Want one for family recipes and another for diet recipes? No problem!  I just started a low-carb diet and for the first time I'm able to organize and hang onto all the recipes that I've found online.

Cook'n will capture recipes from websites, format them, keep a picture, tell you which website it came from and much more.  Very cool!

There are many more cool features but those are the ones that stood out to me.

The Cons:
The capture doesn't always work perfectly.  For example one recipe I captured listed each ingredient twice. Fortunately it was simple to remove the duplicates so not a major issue.

The program calculates nutrition info (a nice feature) but it looked to me like it was giving the per recipe info rather then the per portion info.  This made no difference to my enjoyment of it though.

The company is offering a giveaway on their website here!  Check it out for a chance to win a copy.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.