Back to School with Master Lock


Did you know that one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds*?! That is a surprisingly high statistic. With it being back to school time for so many students, it is important to make sure our electronic valuables are safe and protected. Master Lock has several products that can help you secure your items.

I know I feel more comfortable knowing that I have my laptop protected with Master Lock’s Set-Your-Own SafeSpace Laptop Computer Lock. This lock consists of a self-coiling cable, trusted dial locking mechanism, and durable metal construction. It offers over 10,000 numeric/alpha lock combination possibilities. This type of lock is ideal for helping to keep laptops safe and any information on them secure.

Price: $24.99.

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The 5900D SafeSpace (the first picture below) provides students with protection for smart phones, cash, credit cards, keys, jewelry, cameras and more while on-the-go! The dialSpeed Electronic Padlock allows users to store multiple set-your-own primary and guest codes. Each lock is also preprogrammed with a unique permanent Backup Master Code users can retrieve from – ensuring they never lose their combination again!

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Find more products from Master Lock to help you protect your valuables and visit Master Lock on Facebook.

*According to a Gartner Group Study


Too Cool For School Giveaway: Taylor Joelle Designs

For many of us it is Back to School time, which means school supplies, clothes shopping and scrambling to get it all together in time for the new school year.  So, BloggerPR has put together this Too Cool For School Giveaway Hop to help everyone win some of those back to school necessities!  This event will run from September 1st through 9th, which gives you plenty of time to hop down the linky list below!

Our giveaway for this event is a $25 gift certificate to Taylor Joelle Designs, check out my daughters Back to School outfit from Taylor Joelle Designs.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter Form below, this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents! Good Luck!

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Back to School with Taylor Joelle Designs

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My daughter loves to dress up in fancy dresses and skirts. Taylor Joelle Designs has some of the cutest items that are also comfortable! As much as my daughter loves the frilly things she will not compromise her comfort. She despises anything tight and itchy and will wear nothing of the sort.

D and I received a couple of items from the Taylor Joelle Designs Peachy Keen collection, the Tutu Skirt and Flower Belt. Both are gorgeous and well made. The skirt has a nice satin lining and stretchy elastic waist. The belt is an elastic band with an embellished flower attached by felt, we have even used this as a headband.

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Her outfit was cute and comfy making it the perfect Back to School ensemble.

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Taylor Joelle Designs has items for boys and girls, babies, toddlers and kids.
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Win It! Win a $25 gift certificate to Taylor Joelle Designs, our giveaway will be taking place from September 1st -9th as part of the Too Cool for School Giveaway Hop! Don’t miss it!


Blogorama Bonanza Back 2 School Giveaway: Oliver's Labels

Welcome to the Blogorama Bonanza Back 2 School Event 2012.  It’s hosted by Jyla’s Three Of Us Giveaway, Ice Fairys Treasure ChestMommies Point of View.   This event will run from August 20 to August 28, at 11:59 PM EST Time. Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win more great prizes!

   Our giveaway for this event is an Oliver’s Labels Starter pack, which includes 20 Original Labels, 35 Stick-eez clothing labels and 3 mini bag tags ($26.99 value). See our Oliver’s Labels Review here! This giveaway is open to US residents, enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Disclaimer: Howard House Reviews and Blogorama Bonanza bloggers are not responsible for sponsors prize fulfillment

Back to School with Oliver's Labels

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Back to school time means the return of many activities and sports in addition to just the daily school routine. My daughter participates in basketball, music and takes a dance class once a week. For this reason she has several bags with the appropriate attire for each extracurricular activity, this includes clothes, shoes and other items. In an effort to keep it all together and from getting lost, misplaced or ending up in someone else’s back we use name labels… we label everything! Oliver’s Labels have many options for labels and tags to choose from including bag tags, clothing and shoe sticker labels and iron on labels. Oliver’s labels has variety of packages to choose from as well as the option to create your own custom package, which I find very useful. I love all the different designs and font styles they have available, there are over 40 full-color designs and 17 fonts. I also love that you can create your labels with a preview mode so that you can see exactly what your label will look like. I chose the Rococo design, with the Hancock font:

Mini Label:
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Original Label:              Shoe Label:

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Oliver’s Labels are waterproof so they can safely go in the dishwasher and washing mashing without fading or peeling off. Their printing is guaranteed to never rub off. They also come with the “Found-it” option which is a their free online lost and found tracking system. If an item is found with a label on it, the finder can get online notifying Oliver’s Labels who will then notify you.

You can purchase Oliver Labels from their website and also connect with them on:
Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Win:  Starter Package, includes 20 Original Labels, 35 Stick-eez clothing labels and 3 mini bag tags (value: $26.99) in the Back 2 School Blogorama Bonanza from Aug 20-28…be sure to check back within those dates for your chance to win the Oliver Labels Starter Pack! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Heely’s Back to School Giveaway

I hope you all are enjoying the Back to School giveaway hops! This event is organized by Formula Mom7 on a Shoestring and will run from August 17-31.

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We are giving away a pair of Heely’s (read our Heely’s review) in the winners choice of size and style! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below, good luck!

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Disclosure: Howard House Reviews, Formula Mom, 7 on a Shoestring, and the Back to School Spree bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

Back to School with HEELY’S Skate Shoes

Heelys skate shoes are so unique. One minute they are regular shoes, then next minute they are skates! My daughter received a pair recently for Back to School and she loves them. I do too as they aren’t too difficult to swap the plug and the wheels.

How Do Heely’s Work?

Each pair of shoes comes with a set of wheels, the shoe plug for when the wheels aren’t in and a tool to switch them out with. It is super easy to make the switch from skate to regular shoe, see our picture by picture demonstration:

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So, of course Heely’s are fun, cute and stylish but are they comfortable? The verdicts is in and D says yes! She is pretty picky about shoes and what she wears on her feet.. if they don’t feel good she won’t wear them (and why should she?). These are the perfect shoes for kids…and adults! These fun shoes come in adults sizes as well, our uncle actually got himself a pair, too!

Here are a few photo’s of D enjoying her Heely’s and what she had to say about them:

“I love my shoes, it took a while for me to get the hang of them, but they are awesome.”


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A while for a kid can be 5 minutes, lol. When the shoes first came, we took them to the park for a test run on the walking track and it didn’t take too long for her to “get the hang of them”.

The Heely’s website offers some great information, tips and tricks for their shoes as well and you can connect with them on  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

ENTER TO WIN a pair of your own! We are giving away a pair of winner’s choice Heely’s starting tonight at midnight and running through then end of August!!


Back to School with Pictures On Gold

I always get a little teary eyed when my daughter goes back to school…the next grade up…another year older. This year was no different. She entered the 1st grade last week. The afternoon before her first day of school we received this beautiful back to school gift from Pictures on Gold…talk about impeccable timing. I was able to give her this guardian angel necklace that evening so she could wear it on her first day. This sterling silver guardian angel school protect medal has gorgeous coloring and a stunning 16 inch sterling silver box chain…a perfect back to school gift.

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The front of our medal reads “Guardian Angel Protect Me” and has a beautiful colored image of an angel and 2 children, the back reads “Please Protect My Child”.

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Price: Medal and Chain starts at $80

Purchase it: from

Win it: In our Back to School giveaway event from Aug 15- 29

Connect with PicturesOnGold on Facebook and Twitter to see updates, sales and giveaways.


Back 2 School Bloggie Boogie Giveaway


It is that time of year…time to start the back to school shopping. We will hopefully make it easier for you all by offering prizes that can be used by your kids when they return to school. All the bloggers participating in this Back 2 School giveaway event will have a prize or prizes valued at $25 or more!

Our giveaway consists of:
>>1 Lilla Rose Flexi Clip of Choice (valued at $16 or less)
>>1 Lilla Rose Item of Choice (valued at $16 or less)
>>1 Raskullz Backpack of choice ($25 value) Read our Raskullz BackPack Review They have awesome backpacks!
For a total value of $57.oo

Giveaways is open to residents of the US, 18 and up, the giveaway will conlclude on July 31 at 11:59pm EST. Enter to win using this Rafflecopter form directly below, then read about the grand prize and and enter the other back to school giveaways! Good luck!

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Help get your back-to-school shopping taken care of by entering the grand prize giveaway, sponsored by Save and Make Moola! Find the best coupon codes, savings, and deals to your favorite online stores at Save and Make Moola (SAMM). From back-to-school clothing to school supplies, you can save big with SAMM.

Enter the $300 Amazon Gift Card Grand Prize Giveaway!

Disclosure: Howard House Reviews and the Back 2 School Bloggie Boogie bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

Back to School with Raskullz Backpacks for Kids

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Back to School? Is it already that time? My daughter will be returning to school in about a month, we found her this adorable backpack from Raskullz.

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She loves cats and all things pink and purple, so this was right up her ally. The cat face you see is in the form of a hard shell, so it retains it’s shape. The inside of backpack is really spacious she will have plenty of room for her school supplies and the various toys and items she likes to carry to school. I love that it is so unique, it is by far the coolest and cutest backpack that we’ve ever seen.

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Raskullz not only carries cool back packs like this for girls and boys, they also have great bikes along with helmets and other bike riding accessories for kids. Raskullz also has a line bike helmets for older kids, called Krash!

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Win a Raskullz BackPack in the Back 2 School Bloggie Boogie that will start on July 17th and run through July 31. Click here to enter the giveaway!