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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Attn: Teachers and Students! Great Selection of Pens and Markers Found at

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Even though the school year has just ended, it's never too early to start thinking about school needs for the coming year. Where should teachers and students go to find the latest and greatest in pens and markers?

As a home school teacher, Shoplet has a great resource of school supplies, and that includes all the pens and markers that we need like Sharpie Highlighters, Expo Dry Erase Markers, and Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pens. These are items that we use often in our home.

We have several whiteboards in our home. One is used exclusively for countdowns to holidays and birthdays. I let the kids use their imagination with this one. The Expo Dual Ended Dry Erase Markers are perfect for them. These are a bit longer than your usual markers, but with the dual tips, they can use both a bold color and then switch back to black when needed. The chisel tips let them draw wide or thin lines. Also, the low odor ink doesn't create a stink.

This is why I love Shoplet as I have never seen these markers in a store before - the Expo Magnetic Dry Erase Markers. These have magnets attached to each and ever marker. I have another whiteboard on our refrigerator that we write on our meal plan for the week and our shopping list. Having a marker with an attached strong magnet right on the whiteboard, instead of in the drawer, is super handy. These, too, have the chisel tips which allow me to write on the board in an elegant calligraphy. If I make a mistake, there are erasers built onto each of the caps for quick erasing.

In my opinion, Expo, with their bold colors and low odor ink is the best dry erase marker out there, and we all love the selection we find at Shoplet.

One great item that students really can use are highlighters. I used them to highlight my notes all those years ago when I was in high school and college, and I encourage my kids to use them. Sharpie has really evolved since I went to school. These Sharpie Clear View Highlighters are the best! This highlighter has smear resistant ink. It doesn't smear the text in books at all (which drove me nuts when I was in school). These markers have a good chisel point that gives you precise highlighting for thin and thick lines. Because of the see through tips, you can be more accurate in your highlighting.

You don't have to be a teacher or a student to enjoy a good pen. One that has a premium ink system that has super smooth gel ink that delivers crisp, clean lines for effortless writing is what you will find with the Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pen. These pens have a larger barrel that were designed to fit well in your hand, and they won't slip out of your hand with their full body grip. I find that the gel ink dries quickly, and this is my new pen of choice to sign documents, checks, and correcting some homework, too.

As a homeschool teacher I need a wide variety of pens, pencils, and markers. I am so happy with the selection that I find at Shoplet. Shop for all your office supplies, They also carry quite an assortment of cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything else inbetween all at great deals with fast and free shipping on orders $35 and above.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scotties and the June Feline Adoption Event Was a Tremendous Success

This information was provided to me by Scotties® Facial Tissues. This is a compensated post.

The month of June is National Cat Adoption Month. To help get support feline adoptions, Scotties® Facial Tissues by Royale® supported three rescue organizations along the east coast in an effort to place select cats and kittens into loving permanent homes.

From June 1-7, 2017 was a big event for cat adoptions. In a big effort to sponsor feline adoptions, these three organizations each received $5,000 from Scotties: the Animal Protective Foundation in New York; The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Massachusetts; and The Humane Society of Tampa Bay in Florida.

During this first week of June, because of the generous donation from Scotties, all fees associated with adopting a cat or kitten were waived that these participating locations. All adoptable felines were spayed or neutered, microchipped, screened for temperament, and were up to date on all shots and vaccinations.

From June 1st through the 7th during “Scotties Adoption Week," Scotties was hoping to rehome approximately 100 to 150 cats nationally, but is proud to say that in 2017 alone over 400 cats and kittens have gone into loving forever homes. What wonderful news!

Since 2014, Scotties has had an ongoing effort to increase the number of cats and kittens to go to good homes. In the past four years, Scotties has found homes for more than 700 cats and kittens. According to John Robertson, Scotties Marketing Director, "Here at Scotties, we are delighted to see this program in its fourth year. We take great pride in helping hundreds of cats find the loving forever homes they so desperately need."

Are you thinking of a cat as a pet? If so, I urge you to choose one from your local shelter. You won't regret it.

Scotties Facial Tissues are kitten-y soft! To keep up with the latest Scotties news, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

When The Unthinkable Happens To Your New Prescription Glasses -

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

The unthinkable did happen to my husband's new prescription glasses - the frames broke!

While he was walking between the house and the garage about three weeks ago, the frames just snapped. Luckily my husband has some very quick reflexes as he caught the lens before it hit the ground. His lens was saved, but the frames? Irreparable.

What to do? I contacted that day to see what could be done and found out they have an easy return policy. Because it was still within the warranty period of 14 to 30 days of receiving the glasses, happily sent my husband out a replacement frame along with a new lens case and lens cleaning cloth.

It was very easy for my husband to replace the lenses in his new frames - he just had to warm them up slightly under some hot water. His good lenses slipped right into place.

My husband is very happy with the easy process. I'm happy, too, as he did do a quick nerdy fix to the old frames while waiting for the new ones to arrive. Ha!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Is Amazon Prints Good For Printing Photos? YES it is! Plus $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won!

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Did you know that Amazon has launched a photo printing service that allows all customers to print their memories? Prime members can upload images to their Prime Photos account, print the product of their choice, and receive free delivery.

What do you get with Amazon Prints? You get rich color printed on quality thick paper. You can choose all sorts of different projects such at Photo Books, Photo Canvases, Large Prints, Calendars, and more. So easy to use, too. Just add your photos, (Prime members do get unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos), customize your design, then place your order.

Not a Prime customer? Not a problem. You can still get 5GB or free storage for your photos and use all the services that Amazon Prints has to offer.

Low Pricing! The cost of photo printing starts at just $0.09 a print. What a great deal. I can have standard size to enlargements printed. Since I just got back from visiting my daughter back east, I have so many pictures that I want to print. Knowing that I am going to get high quality prints for that low of a price makes my head spin with delight.

To share our vacation pictures with family and friends, I'm going to have a Photo Book printed. Don't you agree that photo books make the best way of storing memories? They make the perfect keepsake. All of Amazon's photo books are printed on high quality paper and a fully customizable as you can add embellishments, quotes, and designs.

For a Father's Day gift for my husband, I've already purchased for him a Photo Gift Mug. Sh...don't tell him. I've had printed on it a darling picture of our three totally delightful grandchildren on it. He's going to treasure it.

I know you're going to love Amazon Prints for your pictures as much as I love do.

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