Kidecals-Labels for Kids

The Kidecals company contacted me recently to see if I would be interested in reviewing their product,  labels for kids, that are “delightfully versatile, crazy durable”.

I said sure. I wasn’t too sure how many uses I could come up with for some waterproof labels.

And then I saw their website! Now I had some ideas!

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Ordering from the site was fun.

I have ordered labels before for the kids and sometimes they can be too generic or baby-ish. But this company, Kidecals has a great selection of labels.

I am somewhat of an artist, so I tend to order the more “hipster” style mom stuff. They actually break out their styles:

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I hit the Retro category first and I ordered these. Waterproof, colorful, relaxed camper style (also reminds me the Japanese flag). Looks cool and is good for boys and girls and adults stuff. I went with the Mega Set,  I wanted a nice mix of different sizes for various applications.

These actually might make a nice gift for someone who has everything!

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The labels came really fast.

And then I started labeling…

And labeling.

And labeling.

Here are all the uses so far:

  • Kids book cart for school
  • 3 bookbags
  • 4 water bottles
  • My cd player I use at the co-op
  • My binders
  • The kids binders
  • My Ipad case
  • My Thirty-One bag
  • My clipboard

I still have some left, every few days, I find something else that could use a label.

Because as a family of 5 we do leave stuff behind sometimes;) And it’s nice when things find their way home right?

Thanks for reading!

Check out Kidecals here: http://kidecals.com/

 

 

Note this review is for a product I received for free strictly for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% ZombieMommySaves

StrepCheck Review-At Home Strep Testing

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I was at a homeschool conference recently in a room with thousands of mothers and I came upon the most brilliant booth, an at home self strep test.

Seriously do you know how awesome this is?

AWESOME!

I was so excited to talk with the representative at StrepCheck.

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“Do you know how amazing this product is going to be for mothers?”, I asked.

Of course she got it, and if you are a mom reading this, you get it too. It happens, especially in Atlanta, home of the mega allergies (I made that up just now). I have always joked if you don’t have allergies before moving here, just wait, after two years, you will get them. Atlanta is a tree city. Our allergies counts are in the thousands on many spring days. Even our city gets a coat of fine yellow pollen from all the pine trees.

And along with that comes, sneezing, runny noses and sore throats.
Or is it?

Is it a sore throat or is it strep?
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If the kids are in school, strep is like lice. It gets around. My little guy’s throat was scratchy and he also had been sneezing. I suspected his throat was red due to allergies, but what if I was wrong?

Who wants to haul four kids into a doctor, pay a copay and get a strep test? What if you think two kids have it? Then that’s two copays and possibly fees for the test.

Plus it never is just one visit… I always joke that you pick up extra copays when you go to the doctor because you pick up the sick germs at the doc’s office (see my article Vomit Apocalypse) which turns into extra visits.

Wouldn’t you rather swab your kid at home?

And that is what struck me when I walked by. Two at home Strep Tests for about $25. What a deal.

If it turns out to be strep then you can go in and get an official test (and medicine).

Here is how it looked a few days later when I got the test in the mail (next time I will have the tests in my medicine cabinet on standby).

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Much better but still a little sore.

The process was so easy.  They have directions with visual instructions, dead simple.

1)Break ampule and mix solution pour into testing kit hole

2)You swab the back of the throat with the special long q tip (don’t touch the tongue, cheeks or teeth).

3)Put swab with sample into little hole of test where you just added the solution

4)Wait.

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5. It like a pregnancy test, the C stands for Control. This line after a minute will line up. This will show that you have done everything correctly so far.

6. Wait for it…

7. A line on the Green “T” line on the StrepCheck test will indicate a positive result. No line means, not a positive result, which means, you may have strep.

Yes there a room for human error but at the end of the day, I would rather do this in my home in five minutes than waste all that time and money and possibly exposure to more illness.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Note: I am blogger and have received this product for free to review purposes. All opinions discussed here are 100% ZombieMommySaves.

Wild Adventures Theme Park Coupon

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Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA is a Theme Park, Water Park and Animal Park – all in one. http://www.wildadventures.com/ They sent me an awesome coupon to share with my readers! Once I end up going, I promise to share a review with ya’ll. Enjoy thrilling rides and roller coasters for all ages, hundreds of exotic […]

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Whole Foods Deal 7/16-7/22

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Toddler Dies in Hot Car-Moms How Can We End This?

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UPDATE: I think this solution makes the most sense.     Yesterday in Atlanta, another child died because they were left in hot car. I was actually surprised because earlier that day on Facebook I saw some posts reminding people of the dangers of it, so I thought the news story was about reminding us […]

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Update: Customer Service: Tracfone

UPDATE:  My friend finally got help with her missing minutes problem by going to the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TracFoneDeals So after leaving a post on their Facebook page about her missing minutes that were lost when they did a phone transfer, TracFone responded on Facebook with an online chat link. And her minutes were replaced in well…..minutes. […]

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Top 4 Fiverr Gigs This Week

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I have been spending a little time on Fiverr lately. You can find some interesting gigs on there. Basically you can buy a lot of things for $5.00. Here are my top 5 favs. 1) Vintage Logos http://www.fiverr.com/nikky_design/create-3-beautiful-retro-style-vintage-logos     2) Get your profile pic cartoonized http://www.fiverr.com/agung_prasetya/draw-you-as-a-realistic-toons-in-24-hours-wpap   3)I haven’t used this guy, but he has great […]

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Whole Foods Deals Till 06 03 14

Here are this week’s new Whole Foods Deals! Thanks to Susan at Organic Deals! Back To Nature Organic Cookies or Crackers $3.00 -$.75/1 Back To Nature Coupon (Facebook, after e-mail submit) -$.75/1 Ibotta Back To Nature Rebate =$1.50   So Delicious Coconut Milk $3.00 -$1/3 So Delicious Whole Foods Coupon -$1/1 Ibotta So Delicious Rebate =$1.67 […]

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Aldi New Items

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Aldi Prices as of 05/24/14 They are adding more and more gluten free and organic options. If you haven’t been in 6 months try them again! Aldi is getting deeper into Trader Joe’s territory! Organic Coconut Oil! 14oz for $4.99 Sour Cream 16 oz for $1.29 Butter Quarters 1lb for $2.49 Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix $.47 […]

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I got 220/221 Whatever It Takes

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Take the Facebook Quiz, “Which Electrical Voltage Are You?”     I got 220/221 Whatever It Takes! My friend from Denmark got 110. How about you?

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