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This post could be controversial for some people. Especially animal lovers. I am one of those animal lovers and would love to see everyone of them in their own environment well and happy.
There is sometimes though that things have to get grim. Sometimes these cute critters, become dangerous. For example a mole.
We live in the country area and in nature. We see deer and squirrels, birds and rabbits. Stray cats, dogs, raccoons and yes, even snakes.
One thing we see a lot of is Moles. We don’t normally see them, but instead see where they are tearing up our yard. Do you realize how dangerous this can be? It isn’t just cosmetic destruction, but walking around the yard and tripping in one of their holes can become dangerous.
This is why we decided to try out the deadset mole trap.
We have placed it out in the yard and sadly when Mr Mole decides to dig his way up – he will get a pat on the head. This is very quick for the mole. It is also safe for your pets and children since the spikes are under the ground.
This is the basics of it.
Facts about this trap:
the Easiest-to-Set Trap…Ever
Anyone who has ever struggled to set a mole trap will appreciate how effortless it is to activate the Deadset Mole Trap. The trap boasts an ergonomically designed, easy grasp handle and an oversized activator plate that can be pushed into the tunnel by hand or foot, making it the easiest-to-set trap on the market.
Precision-built Triggering System for Quick Kill
The Deadset contains a patented, precision-built triggering system that is activated by the slightest movement. When underground movement is detected, the spears are thrust into the ground, quickly killing the mole.
Ready, Set, Go
The Deadset Mole Trap comes fully assembled and ready-to-use.
Trap Like a Pro
Before setting the trap, water the lawn to bring the moles food source (earthworms and bugs) up near the ground surface. The next step is to locate active tunnels. Flatten tunnels by walking on them and then wait a day. If the tunnel rises up, it’s active. This is where the trap should be placed.
When setting a plunger-style mole trap, make sure the spears can move freely through the ground when the trap is triggered. Test the Deadset by pulling up on the handle to set the trap and then pushing down on the trap release lever located on the side of the trap. This will drive the spears into the ground. Raise and lower the trap until the spears are unobstructed by roots or rocks.
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Ever find yourself frantically patting your pockets and looking for your smartphone…just trying to capture that perfect moment before it is lost in time, only to miss it because it took you too long to get your phone out? Maybe you like to mountain bike, or rock climb, and wish you had easy access to your phone without having to stop down and unpack to get to it’s super safe location? Or are you an everyday mom who’s 2 year old screams bloody murder until you hand over your phone at which point they throw it at the ground and laugh at you histerically?
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I love carbs. Especially bread. may a little but too much. We all have our downfalls though, if that is my only one that I might be alright. While I love those delicious carbohydrates, I do try and eat them in moderation. Moderation sometimes isn’t all that easy. Especially when it came to the Beer Bread I was asked to review.
This beer bread that I talking about, comes from a company called The Board Walk Food Company.
Board walk carries three flavors of these delicious beer breads:
I was able to try out the Rosemary sea salt beer bread. While most people probably recognize Rosemary as the staple in Italian cooking, most often used on lamb, pork, chicken and in pasta dishes- this Mediterranean Spice is wonderful in bread. Add it with sea salt in beer bread and you will find something wonderful to eat alone or with your favorite pasta dish.
I like to try out different foods, especially when I am hosting a dinner. It is always nice to have an item that tastes wonderful, but is different.
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Not only does it taste good, in my opinion, it is easy to make.
First off to all the ladies with small children eating. Don’t worry about serving these to the kids. All the beer that you use in this will be alcohol free after baking! The alcohol cooks off. You can use your favorite beer no matter which one that is. Or if you are still kind of concerned about the whole beer thing, just omit it all together and add YOUR favorite drink! Anything will work, even coffee!
Whichever beverage you use, you only need 12 oz of it. Pour your favorite boardwalk bread mix in a bowl add the 12 oz of beer and mix. Pour mixture into a greased pan of your choice and bake for about an hour on 350. It depends on your oven, you know that best.
Enjoy it warm or eat it after it has cooled off.
Are you ready to try these breads? You can buy them online for only $7.99 a box or you can go to their store locater and find a store near you that sales these.
I am really enjoying most of the weather we have been having lately! There is nothing I enjoy better then sitting out on the swing and reading a good book, while around me the sun shines down. Watching the dog playing with the cats, the cats playing with each other. There is also the birds on the feeder singing in the midst of it all.
Then there is days that the rain pours down and while it is still beautiful in its own way, it tries keeps me in the house. These are the days I enjoy getting out and just enjoying the day in other ways. For example yesterday.
The sun decided to hide and it was really nippy. John and I didn’t waste the day. We decided to go out for breakfast and then to the theatre to see, “The Longest Ride”, What an amazing movie!
Afterwards we decided to go to Walmart and stock up, or shall I say we decided to Stock and Save!
Sunday March the 29th started an amazing sale event. This will go all the way through April the 30th, 2015. You can save big on items such as:
Disclaimer: While P&G compensated me for this post, all opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.
While John usually keeps me in check on what I stock.. For example – shoes, books and new clothes. He doesn’t say a thing when we can find savings for products we use anyways. I found items such as Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent for only $17.97. This was for a 150 oz bottle – that is 96 loads! I normally pay around $22.00 for a box of tide. They also had tide simply clean 138 oz bottles for only $8.97.
John and I also stocked up on Charmin ultra strong toilet paper and Bounty paper towels! Not to mention the “unmentionables” I was able to take advantage of. Always tampons and pads at super super prices!
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Do you like to snack? I know I do. Snacks is what normally gets me into trouble when it comes to weight loss. That is why I am always excited to find healthy alternatives, that taste good and at the same time are good for me.
That is what I found when I came across Yummy Yammy Moroccan sweet potato salsa.
To be completely honest, when I first heard of it, I wondered if it could be good. I know sweet potatoes is overflowing with great vitamins and I do like them. Sometimes it is just hard to comprehend two flavors together, unless you just try it.
That is exactly what I did.
Not only did Yummy Yammy invite me to review 1 jar of their Salsa, but they sent me 3 of their flavors: The black bean, corn and chipolte. Roasted red pepper, white bean and basil. Curry Lentil and kale.
The black bean, corn and chipotle would be fantastic as an addition to tacos or even over rice. I feel the same thing about the roasted red pepper, white bean and basil. The curry lentil and kale is probably my favorite and I could imagine using it in addition with something else for a chicken sauce.
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In fact my niece loved them so much that I gave her some! We both share the same opinions on them. They are so perfect to eat just by themselves as a snack or to add to a favorite dish.
My favorite part. ONLY 250 calories for a WHOLE 12 ounce jar! This is something that I can munch on during the day (or night) and not feel guilty about at all.
You can follow the links to the Amazon pages below for each of the flavor I got the chance to try. Once on the page you can read more about what other customers are saying about them.
Have I got you ready to try them out yet? I hope so!
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Have you seen any good movies lately? I am always looking for a good one. The type I want to watch depends on the mood I am in. I love a variety of them. We recently popped popcorn, turned out the lights and popped in the movie “Night At the Museum, Secret of the Tomb”.
This is the 3rd installment to the Night at the Museum movies. There is some well known actors in this movie including Robin Williams. I believe this was his last movie , so sad. Other actors that you might know was Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
With the lights out and plenty of popcorn in reach we had a lot of laughs watching these crazy but good and funny characters in an epic quest to save magic before it is gone forever.
Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat as an exhibit comes to life at night – This is all because of Tablet of Ahkmenrah. While Larry is the one in charge of this on night shift, He finds himself in a a jam when the exhibit goes wild! You will be seeing old characters and some new ones. I don’t want to give too much of the story away. But believe me, if you seen the first two, you will want to see this. If you haven’t seen the first two, I would recommend them.
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We all had a great night watching this movie!
This was a perfect family fun night that we may repeat!
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They sent me a 4 pack of their white liquid chalk markers. At first I thought, “what am I going to do with white markers?” Then I thought- What CAN’T I do with them?!?!?
These are especially good for labeling. You can purchase the black chalkboard labels and they give a special look to any room.
Here is more about them:
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Here is a question. When you travel, How do you carry your jewelry?
I tend to try and toss mine in a cosmetic bag, which doesn’t work.
I have ended up with several tangled necklaces and lost earrings because of this. This still makes me nervous. It seems they always pin point my bag to do a search in when we check in bags.
I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten to the hotel room, or back home and found a tag saying “Your bag has been checked. This also means, “We opened your bag and turned it upside down”.
Next time I travel I will NOT have this problem. I have found the perfect way to transport my jewelry.
This jewelry Roll bag from specialty styles only costs $19.99. It is a very classy sophisticated bag. I love the color of it and the look of it. The inside is lined with velvet which is easy on any jewelry I store in it.
There is zippers in it for earrings, 4 snaps to keep your necklaces for tangling. There is also a padded ring bar. Do you have a larger piece of jewelry that you wear? Maybe a bracelet. If so these will fit PERFECT in one of the 2 pouches you also receive with this jewelry roll. I have several bib necklaces and statement necklaces and they fit perfectly in these bags.
Once you have your jewelry in it you just roll it and snap it. Put it in your suitcase or it is small enough to fit in a medium sized purse.
This can be purchased on Amazon by going HERE – while you are there be sure and read what everyone is saying about this jewelry roll. You can also find out more about Specialty Styles by liking their Facebook Page
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If I was to tell you that I know how to do laundry, get them clean and NOT use store bought laundry detergent, you might just call me crazy. That is what I thought when I heard that there was a way I could do a 1000 loads of laundry, only by throwing a ball in my laundry.
It uses the power of Bio Ceramics from the earth, which naturally clean your clothes as effectively as laundry detergent. It is better for your skin and more gentle on your fabrics. It is also better for the environment because it reduces contaminated waste water filtered back into the water supply, saves water by lowering required rinse cycles, and effectively reduces CO2 production by requiring less energy than a traditional detergent based wash.
I have been using these and I am happy with them. The only thing I have been guilty adding is some of the Purex crystals, just for the smell. But these balls have not only been getting my clothes cleaned, But have saved me a lot of money.
Right now they are still in their Kickstart stage. You can read more about it HERE There is 3 more days left to help them raise money. When you back them up you will be receiving some really nice pledge gifts. You can find out more on the kickstarter page above.
Would you like to experience this yourself? FLASH GIVEAWAY TIME!
To the first person that shares either this post link or the kickstarter page on their social media, then sends the link back to me with their physical mailing address – Crystal wash will send them their own set! You have until 11:00 PM Eastern TIme tonight 3/10/2015 to do this.
Send me an email at Tabby@shoppingwives.com
disclaimer: I received an item in exchange for my opinion before writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.