Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slippers Review

I was recently offered the opportunity to do a review for a pair of Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slippers. I was so happy because I wear slippers year round. My feet are always cold and I'm always looking for something comfy for my feet!

Open toe in mocha color.

They currently offer two styles- open toe or closed and a variety of colors for each. The slippers come in S,M,L,XL. They say for women to go a size down because they are unisex slippers. I am a size 9 and went with a medium. They were a little tight at first and my heel does touch the end but after wearing them for about 2 weeks they seem just fine. If you like your slipper to be on the bigger side then I would suggest going with your regular size.

These slippers are soft, comfortable, and have rubber soles on the bottom so I don't have to worry about slipping on my tile floors. They keep my feet warm but not too hot. Tile floors tend to be cold and I don't like cold feet! They are also great because I can run outside if I need to and I don't have to worry about ruining them.

If you'd like to try out a pair yourself you can check out their website . Use code BEARS50 and they will give you 50% off any purchase you make from their site. Of course they don't just offer slippers but they also have memory foam mattresses, pillows, and even pet beds! So everyone in your house can get a good night's sleep!

You can also visit their facebook page and enter to win a mattress! Just look for the "Win a Mattress" tab on their page. They can also be found on twitter.

* Nature's Sleep gave this pair of slippers free of charge to me in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Squishy Body

We are currently studying the human body for science. My boys have been waiting for forever to take out this lovely Squishy Body I found. It's just been calling their name ever since I ordered it. We were finally discussing the organs and it was time to take it out and explore.

It came with a book with details about each of the parts and also how to put them back in the right order. This is a great addition to our Apologia Science we are currently using. I love hands on stuff. I also ordered a squishy brain from this same company so when we get a little more into the brain we'll take it out.

You can find these lovely Squishy Body in many places but I purchased mine from SmartLab Toys. They are also on facebook. If you sign up for their newsletter you can get a discount. They also do giveaways on facebook for different items from their website.

* I purchased this product with the discount when I signed up for their newsletter. I am not being compensated for this post. I just wanted to share the fun "toy" I found. I did however win a Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab from their giveaway a few months back. It's how I found out about their fun products.

Monday, April 16, 2012

MACHE conference

This past Friday and Saturday I attended the annual MACHE homeschool conference. This year it was held in St. Paul. This was my 7th year attending and I look forward to it each year. It rotates between St. Paul, Rochester, and Duluth.

There are 3 sessions each day and somewhere around 10-12 topics  each session. Sometimes it so hard to pick which ones to attend. Although there is generally 1 session that nothing really jumps out at me and I do some shopping. There is always a used book sale and then the large area of vendors.

I love being able to talk to the vendors and check out all the curriculum that's out there. Plus there is usually a good discount or the nice bonus of not having to pay for shipping.

Normally a few of my mom friends and I make a weekend of it and stay at a hotel and get some girl time in too. This year my good friend Julie and I just drove down and back each day. We still had a great time visiting and enjoying all there is at the conference.

They did a great job with lunch this year. It was a sort of one time through buffet. They had Chinese, Italian, and soup/sandwich stations. I was impressed for sure! Although I about had a heart attack when I saw that my can of Diet Coke was $2. Yikes!

I came away encouraged as always and brought home some great learning materials for our homeschool!