Is There A Natural Odor Remover That Really Works?

When I first started reading labels and cleaning up our bath, body, and cleaning products, I noticed two things.  One, my headaches weren't as frequent, which I think is due to the fact that I removed the fake, overpowering scents from our house.  Two, our house didn't smell as good.  Such a difficult spot to be in!  On the one hand, you don't want a stinky house, but then again, headaches and asthma flare ups are no good, either.  So, what's a mom to do?

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Learning is Fun and Interactive With #CypherKidsClub Reality Cards! #cbias

Captain Fussybuckets will turn four this week and I'm constantly looking for ways to stimulate his brain while having fun.  That's why I was happy to hear about Cypher Kids Club Reality Cards to use with our iPad.  The apps are free and easy to download and the cards are available at Target.

Cypher Kids

We were able to review the wild animals cards, numbers cards, and letters cards.  The Captain chose wild animals first!  Once you have the cards, all you have to do is download the app from the app store and begin having fun and learning about wild animals!

Cypher Kids Cards

First, you select which animal you'd like to learn about first.  Then, you find the card that matches and line it up with the camera on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 


 It will magically bring to life an image and tell all about that animal!


The Captain and Baby D are really enjoying exploring and learning using their Cypher Kids Club Reality Cards!  The Numbers and Letters Cards are just as great as the Wild Animals cards, and the boys can really get into them for a while!


wild animals

If you're confused on how all of this works, check out the Captain's demonstration:

The Cypher Cards are compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. The apps are optimized for iPhone 5.

These cards can be purchased at Target.  They would make a great gift for a young learner that you know!

Follow Cypher Kids on Facebook and Twitter and learn more about Cypher Kids on their website!

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and  Cypher Kids Club #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  I hope that you are finding ways to celebrate today, whether you're planting a garden or recycling or entering some of the awesome Earth Day giveaways (like the Hidden Recycler giveaway!)  Target has released some pretty awesome coupons and some are in conjunction with sale prices on various Earth friendly products.  Target is trying to carry Earth friendly, organic, and also safe, quality body products and more, but please read the labels and do your own research.  A product labeled "natural" or "simple" is not necessarily a good choice.  Just keep that in mind!  Check out the awesome Target coupons and have a great Earth Day!

Oh, Target coupon machine, don’t play games with me!

The other day I went to Target with my Mom and Baby D.  The hubby had taken Captain Fussybuckets to a football game, so I was going to go snag some stuff for his upcoming bday.  After I found some super cute jeans with adjustable waistbands and a cute t-shirt for him to wear to his birthday party, I ventured over to the food section.  Our favorite pasta was on sale for about 50 cents off.  Barilla PLUS:
We love this stuff because it doesn’t taste whole-wheat-y and it has fiber, protein, & Omega-3s.  I admittedly don’t splurge on a lot of name brand stuff, especially without a coupon, but for Barilla PLUS, I do.
So all Target had was penne, elbows, and the three types of spaghetti.  I think I grabbed a box of elbows, because Captain Fussybuckets loves mac & cheese, and a box of thin spaghetti.  I found my mom and we went to check out.
Well, the smart Target coupon spitter outer thingy knew JUST the right coupon (based on my two boxes of Barilla purchase, no doubt) to make me think I needed more.  Out came a coupon for $1.50 off of THREE boxes of Barilla pasta.  Well, since they were already on sale for 50 cents off, that would make each box a DOLLAR off!  SCORE!  I went back to the food section and grabbed three more boxes.  I stood in line for ten minutes (seriously!  Why does that always happen??) and bought my three boxes of Barilla…on sale…with my Target coupon.  Yes!
But then, it happened.  As I grabbed my receipt, the cashier handed me this….
$2 off FOUR boxes of Barilla PLUS!
NOOOOOOOOOOO!  Ugh.  I wasn’t going to be sucked into this little game another time, so I grabbed my purchases and Baby D and we got out of there!
So now I have five boxes of Barilla PLUS pasta in my pantry.  My husband was proud of my deal, but annoyed with the clutter.
But the coupon doesn’t expire until 12-8, so maybe Barilla PLUS will go on sale again???  :oP
Oh, and Barilla nor Target paid me a thing for writing this.