April 18, 2014

Nancy B's Microscope and Activity Journal Review and Giveaway

Disclosure - I received a product to review from the below company or their PR Agency.

It's Spring Break, and my 2nd grader has been home all week.  She likes school and she likes staying involved, so we've spent time finding school related activities for her to do.  

Her favorites were staying up late to watch the lunar eclipse,

and trying out the new Nancy B Microscope.

The microscope comes complete with a microscope, an activity journal, 4 premade slides, blank slides to do your own research, and all of the tools you see here.

To use, you put the microscope on the lowest zoom setting, and insert the slide.  Then you slowly raise the slide base until the image is centered and focused.  Then you can adjust the magnification and adjust again.  You can also to choose whether you want a top light, or a bottom light.  Changing the light direction does change how the image looks.

Kiki had never looked in a telescope before, so she was completely amazed that just by adjusting the focus, you could see this peacock feather.

 As cool as that was, her favorite thing was making her own slide out of a piece of her hair.

To Buy - If you have a budding scientist, or are looking to supplement school work at home, the Nancy B Microscope is perfect.  It retails for $39.99 and is available on the educational insights website.

The only cons with the microscope is there are only 4 premade slides, so children will need to create their own for continued exploration.  I also wish there was some type of container to organize the slides. It also takes AAA Batteries.

On another note, Nancy B's Science Club has an amazing contest going on right now.  They have a Summer Science Scholarship – for ages 8 to 17 - now open for entry by May 1st, 2014 on the Nancy B’s Science Club website. The winner will receive $500 plus five science tools to help make their science dreams come true.  So if you have a little girl that loves science, you'll definitely want to check that out in the next two weeks.

To Win - One of my lucky readers here will win their very own Nancy B's Microscope and Activity Journal!  To enter complete any of the entries on the rafflecopter form below.  Open to US and Canada - NO PO Boxes.

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March 29, 2014

American Dream Builders - $50 Lowes GC Giveaway

My house is in dire need of some help.  It doesn't need anything major, there are just a million small projects that are not quite finished.

My husband would be happy to complete the projects, but I struggle with telling him what I want done.  Because of this, I love to watch home reno shows that give me ideas.

New on the home reno tv front is AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS.

About - AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality.

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will  change everything!

 From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders! Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at www.nbc.com/lowes.

And starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.

Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American  Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

To Win - NBCUniversal and Lowes is giving away a $50 Lowes Gift Card to one of you.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.

*Note - Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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