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Olivers Labels Review

December 3, 2009

“It all began with a small idea to keep Oliver, my nephew, from losing his stuff. After seeing the overwhelming positive reaction from his teachers and other parents, I realized there was a huge demand for high quality labels. I used my 6 years of experience in the printing industry to develop a label that was both durable and beautiful. The business was born and now our full-colour designs and exclusive Found-it™ tracking system are a few of the things that set Oliver’s Labels apart from the competition.”

What a great idea, anyone that has ever had a child go camping with firends or family or having sleep overs or even in our case, 2 boys that occasionally get the same item at the same time fighting over who’s is who’s (because even though they’re identical it really does matter lol)

We recieved a package from Olivers Labels containing original labels, mini labels, shoe labels, stick-eez clothing labels and wrist bands that said no Nuts (for those with nut allergies). We dont have any allergies in our family but a close friends little boy has a peanut allergy and they thought these wrist bands were perfect for parties etc.

We immediatley tagged a few items like his hat that has to go everywhere with him a couple toys and his indoor shoes from school which incidentally happened to be worn home that day like many other occasions. Then we let him tag somed of his things that he felt required it, I’m so glad there wasnt more labels as I’m sure everything he owned and probably the family dog would have recieved a label claiming it as his own. Needless to say he thought they were great and so did we. There are tags on his pillow case and sleeping bag and a few other articles that he will be bringing on a scouts camp out this winter in January and I have all the confidence that we will not have to worry about his stuff being left behind.

Lost an item with a label on it? Found-it™ is Oliver’s Labels exclusive, FREE online lost-and-found system. They give you the option of printing a Found-it™ tracking system code on your labels. This unique code connects you to your item via your email address. You can choose to have a Found-it™ tracking code printed on your labels or tags when you are filling out the personalization information for the product you’re ordering. It’s as simple as checking a box. If you decide to participate in Found-it™ for one or more of the items in your cart, you will be asked for an email address for our Found-it™ tracking system when you check out. If you ever lose an item with a Found-it™ tracking system code, have no fear! When someone finds it they will be prompted to go to a special page on oliverslabels.com (written on the label) with instructions to enter the code on the label. Oliver’s Labels then match you to your Found-it™ tracking system code and send you a notification email right away. Oliver’s Labels acts as an intermediary between you and the finder so you never have to share any of your personal information!

Plantronics Review and Contest Information to win $1000 Gas Card

December 3, 2009

Looking for a sleek, stylish, elegant bluetooth headset but not willing to move away from the functionality and new technology? Plantronics has done just that with their Discovery 975 headset.

The Plantronics Discovery 975 has dual mic Audio IC and windsmart technology to keep everything clear for you when it matters most. Dual-mic Audio picks up your voice and at the same time eliminates background noises without taking away from the natural sound of your voice. Windsmart technology is just that, Wind Smart. Three layers of WindSmart protection keeps unwanted wind noise from interfering with your calls. Grooved vents in the earpiece’s design deflect the wind, a layer of acoustic fabric blocks the wind, and electronic filters remove the wind noise, keeping your calls clear and wind-free.
A strikingly minimalist design defines the Discovery 975. From the subtle white indicator light that just flashes once when the earpiece is powered on, to the one-touch button that gives you control over powering it and answering/ending calls. A dedicated volume control doubles as a mute button for even more convenience.

In the box with the Descovery 975, PLantronics has included small, medium and large ear tips together with a leather carrying case that doubles as a mobile charger. The Discovery 975 alone is rated for up to 5hrs talk time or 1 week standby, paired with the case that has its own rechargeable battery, which has a built in charger to top up the Discovery 975 up to three times. The case even lights up and flashes when a call comes in and has a batter status indicator on it for the case and another that becomes visible once the Discovery 975 is placed in it.

While all this is great in itself, i’m sure the biggest questions anyone would have are. Whats the sound/call quality like? Is it comfortable to wear? The answers are. Call quality is superb, wind is blocked out and a great majority of background noise is eliminated or at least diminished, loud and constant background noise still leaks through somewhat but overall the call quality is very acceptable. Comfortability is also not compromised here with the different sizes of patented gel eartips and the light weight of the unit you hardly even know it’s there, however I would have liked to have seen an earhook, with it being so comfortable and light if you were a little distracted you may not notice that it’s fallen out before it’s too late and with four kids and constant distraction that is a worry I do have.

Overall the Plantronics Discovery 975 is an all around great headset for anyone looking for one and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good headset at an afforadable price.

~BUY IT~
Go to the Plantronics website and look at the Where to Buy section to see where you can buy this headset online or enter you zip code to see where you can buy it locally. The Discovery 975 costs $129.99 and is well worth every cent.

~WIN IT~
But not from me…  Plantronics is currently holding a contest on Twitter.  They will be giving away THREE headsets every tuesday from 12/01 to 12/22.  Then on 12/29 they will announce the grand prize winner of a bluetooth headset AND $1000 gas card.  To enter you MUST follow @Plantronics on Twitter and tweet the following:

Enter to #win Bluetooth headsets and a $1,000 gas card!! Follow @plantronics #behandsfree and Rules – http://bit.ly/5rV84k RT to win

Thank you Plantronics for this great product to review.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.

Inspirations WallArt Review

December 3, 2009

We and many other people we know love to express themselves through small yet very noticable touches in our homes, we don’t believe a house becomes a home untill you have done so in some way, thats what makes it unique to you and your personality. Theres thousands of ways for this to be done but one of the ways we’ve become VERY fond of is through wall art, it’s flat to the wall so it doesnt collect dust, can’t get knocked off when a ball doll or sibling goes flying through the room for reasons unknown and it can’t get broken which is a huge factor around our house.

This is where Inspirations Wall Art comes in. Inspirations Wall Art was the brain child of Denise Walsh. Denise and her husband Steve are both designers, which is reflected in the range. Located in Southern Alberta Canada overlooking the Rocky Mountains Inspirations strives to design products that not only “Inspire”, but are the industry leader in terms of design and value for money.

Inspirations Wall Art has something for every room, and trust me it’s hard to not get something for every room once you start looking them all. Inspirations sent us the perfect one that we used at the back entrance of our house where the kids and Lee’s friends come in from the back yard or the garage or wherever they may have been.

Everyone notices it the second they step in the door and this one brings a smile to most who read it, we absolutley love it. It was very easy to put up and looks absolutley awesome, Lee was able to put it up in a matter of minutes. We just celebrated my birthday and had a 20 minute conversation about that one piece of wallart so it can spark up great conversation, loosen tongues and put ease in the air as well.

If you do not want one of the pre-made ones and have something special you would like made into a vinyl wallart Inspirations Wall Art can do that for you too, you simply go in choose your wall color, put in your saying, choose the color, font and size and it shows you what it will look like and how much it will cost you.

~BUY IT~
Go to Inspirations WallArt and choose that special something that defines your home and shows off your personality.  While your there enter into their monthly drawing to win a free wall art for your home.  Don’t forget to check out the store locator to see if a store near you carries it.

Thank you Inspirations WallArt for this great product to review.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.