6 Free Virtual Reality Chemistry Lessons From Mel Science #Homeschool #Science


I’m so excited to share with all of you that there are some great new virtual reality Chemistry lessons that are available to you free. There are 6 wonderful Chemistry lessons that you can share with your child to help them learn more about Atoms and what they can do. Mel Science has just released them as of today June 14th, 2017.

You will need to use Google Daydream to use the 6 Free Chemistry lessons. There will be other lessons that will be available as well but each will need to be purchased as they are introduced. The virtual reality Chemistry lessons use the K–12 Curriculum which I can tell you is more advanced. My son is using K-12 and I have been highly impressed with the Curriculum as well as how much my son has learned. So we are very excited to use the virtual reality Chemistry assignments along with his assignments from K-12 as well. However, I believe that the virtual reality Chemistry lessons could also be used with homeschooling as well as brick and mortar schools as well to increase the children’s knowledge about the different topics and make learning more fun for them.

You can find the about Atoms from Mel Science . As I stated there will be more to come and they will be available to use with different platforms as well at this time it’s with Google Daydream but they will be available with other platforms soon according to the CEO of Mel Science. Which I have had the pleasure of working with on several occasions and always look forward to their new creations as they become available.

The 6 Free virtual reality Chemistry lessons that are available are the following:

1. Atoms in solids
2. Atoms in gases
3. Atom structure
4. Electron orbitals
5. Isotopes
6. Make your atom

You can also go to view the 150 virtual reality Chemistry lessons that will be coming out and what they will be. I can’t wait for the thermal conductivity to come out this fall, as well as the Interactive Periodical Table. It’s going to be an amazing way to engage your children in a way to educate them but also in a way that they will want to learn everything they can. This will bring Science education to a whole new level that will help children that normally do not maybe like science love it.

I also love that you can incorporate it into some fun summer learning with your children that they will love. You won’t have to try to make them interested in wanting to learn they will just want to because it’s so much fun. So enjoy keeping your children learning this summer with you to keep their minds refreshed for next school year while having a great time. It would also be the perfect rainy day fun to keep them having fun while learning on those dreary days. Let the Science fun begin!

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Sienna OKASBASHI Sandal Review #Summer #Footwear


I received a pair of black and a pair of brown Sienna sandals to review. When I received them I was excited to see how they feel, fit and would they be a good accessory for summer? When I first picked them up they felt heavy to me. So I was a little worried about the weight of the shoe and having a bad back if they would work for me. I looked inside the sandal and saw the Massage beads and arch support. They had me a little curious how they would feel on your foot as well. So I had a lot of questions but was still waiting on the answers to those questions.

I did have a few answers to my questions, I love that the Sienna OKASBASHI Sandal can be recycled. So it really helps our planet with not leaving more items in our landfills. I tried them on and I loved the Massage beads and arch support in the sandals. It was really comfortable to my feet and I could walk for long periods of time and my feet never hurt from the first time I put them on. Which was a little shocking to me because usually any shoe bugs my feet for about a week till I get use to them. I had no problems. They did not feel heavy on my feet like they did in my hand as well.

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My son had his “A Night To Remember” Prom and I went with him. It’s a Special needs Prom for kids and I wanted to be comfortable while I was there. So I wore my Sienna sandals with my dress. I have to say that if I had wore regular sandals or dress shoes I would have had to sit quite a bit because my back would have started to act up and would have sent shooting pains down my legs as well. So I decided to wear my Black Sienna sandals and see how they did. I didn’t have to sit the whole night! We had an amazing time at the Prom and it has been all my son has talked about since the Prom.

We had an amazing night together, we looked great and we were both completely comfortable. I was thrilled at how well I was able to move around in the dancing, able to keep up with all the kids and get the photos that I wanted. The Sienna sandals helped to make it a memorable night, I didn’t miss a beat and any of the fun.

I have been wearing the Sienna sandals daily since I received them and I really love the comfort. They go great with dresses, shorts, or any outfit you want to wear. I also love the price as they are $23.99 each making them affordable as well. You can’t beat that they are recyclable as well! I see no down side to the sandals. I have been wearing them everyday and I do not even see a sign of wear and tear on them. I really like them, and I’m sure that you will as well.

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Building With Second Hand Stuff Book Review #DIY #Reclaimed #Reuse

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I received the Building With Second Hand Stuff Book to review for our readers. I know that many of our readers like to use reclaimed materials to make new projects for their home. So I thought it would be a perfect book for us to review even though we normally do not reveiw books.

The book is filled with projects that you can do to reclaim, repurpose, re-use and upcycle salvaged and left over materials. Now, I have to say that I am completely in love with the greenhouse that you can make in the book. There are many so many projects like a cabinets, a beautiful bed, pallet planters, these are just a few of the projects that they offer. There are a lot of amazing projects that you can make from the book.

I have to say that I liked the way they tell you which woods are hardwoods and which are softwoods so there is no guessing on your part. You will know what they are and they also let you know which projects you can use them for. So even if you have not worked on reclaimed, repurposed, re-use, and upcycled projects, it really gives you a lot of information so that you can make the projects and not have to continue to look up what you need to know it’s all in this book. It makes it very easy to know how to make the projects, what to use and what you will need for the project as well.

I have to say that this summer I will be making several of the projects in this book as I have just fallen in love with them. I have been wanting to redo our patio and have new outdoor furniture that I can use to make the space a enjoyable for our family. However, looking in the stores, I have found ones that I would love but they were either to much money or I didn’t like the color and that was the only color it came in. Well I found an adorable outdoor set that I plan to make in the book. It’s a pallet set that is made with bench seating and tables as well. The furniture is just so cute and will look great on our patio, I am going to change the color of the furniture as well as make a thicker pad for the seats but I am in love with them.

The book is beautifully laid out and gives you just a wealth of information making it easy for anyone to complete the projects. It also tells you about wood flooring, how to make your barn doors, pocket doors as well as many others, Coffee tables, kitchen cabinets, shelves, and several other projects that your sure to love. I am not sure if I shared this with you all before but in case I haven’t… I am obsessed with the tiny house nation and want my own tiny house. So all of the projects would work for a tiny house or a regular home as well. I love that they are able to be used for either. As I want to build my own tiny house at some point and I can see many of the items being used in the tiny house.

I can see Building With Secondhand Stuff being perfect for the man or woman in your life that likes to or wants to learn to repurpose, reclaim, re-use or upcycle salvaged materials. It would be great for someone who is just starting out or advanced builders will love it and the projects as well.

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Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover Review #Allergy #AllergySeason

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It’s that time of year again! The itchy watery eyes, sneezing, allergy medication taking time. I know many of us just dread this time of year! I know our family does, we have horrible allergies and it can sometimes make us feel just miserable when we want to be outside having fun with family and friends. The pollen counts are already up here and we are feeling the effects when we go outside.

Every year it comes and every year it seems to get worst, although some years are better then others. Since our family has a lot of different allergies it always keeps us on out toes. We have been looking for a way to keep our allergies down when we are in the house as well. So that we can rest at night and not be woke up by sneezing from our allergies. Those of you who have allergies know what I’m talking about. So we were so excited to review the Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover to see if it would help keep our allergies at bay in our home.

Our bedrooms are close together which worked great for the Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover. I wanted to place it in the hall between the bedrooms. Then see how it would do for the family even though it states it’s for a large room. Our bedrooms are not huge rooms so I thought I would see how it would do. Mainly because both my youngest son and my mom were both having flair ups at the same time. So I put it there to see how they would do. I was so pleased to see that both were able to sleep well and their sinuses were doing much better.

They both actually slept in the next morning as they were able to rest. They woke up and both said they were feeling so much better. The Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover made it a great night for the both of them. We then moved the Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover to the living room for them. I put it in there before they woke up so that it would start to work before they were coming in. Their allergies were not acting up the whole day. I was highly impressed because it’s always a battle with the two of them to keep them comfortable during allergy season. They were laughing, having a great time and didn’t think twice about their allergies. Which in our book is an epic win being able to sleep and being able to enjoy the day without the itchy watery eyes and sneezing. If your family has allergies then from our family to yours don’t continue to suffer through the summer be able to enjoy it, sleep, and be front and center for fun with the Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover.

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Freezer Meals to make with leftover Ham #FreezerMeals #HamMeals #HamRecipes #Easter

There are a lot of great recipes that you can make and freeze with leftover Ham from Easter. So I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

Ham & Cheese Homemade Hot Pockets

Pizza Dough
1-2 cups chopped ham
slices of American Cheese
bag of Frozen Broccoli

Take the dough roll it out to a small circle, add some ham pieces, slice of cheese and a couple pieces of Broccoli. Then fold in half and take a fork and close the edges on both sides. Be sure not to over stuff or they will leak. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Let them cool and put them in Sandwich bags to freeze individually. Then just take one out and heat them in the Microwave till hot and serve.

Here are some more recipes that you can use as well:

Ham & Scalloped Potatoes

6 potatoes
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup of Ham
1/2 cup of Milk

Clean and slice the Potatoes, You can leave the skin on or remove it, Then in a freezer bag, just throw the potatoes in and Ham, then mix in the Cream of Mushroom Soup. (Do not add the Milk to it till you cook the dinner.

Ham and Macaroni and Cheese (from the oamc digest)

8 oz. elbow macaroni
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 cups shredded cheese
2 cups cubed ham
2 cups thin white suace (recipe follows)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni and drain. Place half of the macaroni in and 2 qt casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Add all of ham. Top with remaining macaroni and cheese. Pour white sauce over casserole. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

THIN WHITE SAUCE (for macaroni and cheese)
1 Tbsp. margarine
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup milk

Melt butter. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Use as directed in recipe for macaroni and cheese.

Notes from a tired oamc cook (don’t know who this was!): I was tired and worn out at this point. I decided that the Ham and Macaroni and cheese would have to be a SAR (Some Assembly Required) meal. I placed three cups of cheese in a qt. size freezer — then I placed 2 cup bag another qt size freezer bag. I placed a rubber band around these and froze them. At meal time – I will use this recipe. I will stir in the ham before baking.

The following recipes are from “Dinner’s Ready” by Andrew Schloss and Ken Bookman, a “chain cooking” cookbook, where you make completely different meals out of leftovers from previous meals. These look good. Where there is a leftover used, I posted that recipe too, in case you wanted to do it their way or adapt these recipes.

Here are some more great recipes:

* Delicious Ham & Potato Soup

* Ham & Cheese Ziti

* Cheez Ham & Potato Bake

* Ham & Bean Soup

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My Fairy Garden Playset Review #PlayMonster’s #MyFairyGarden #Easter

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My Fairy Garden is so stinkin adorable. Your child or grandchild will just love playing with it and watching their plants grow while having fun. It’s a great way for children to learn how to garden as well as have a fun time playing with their Fairy Garden at the same time.

There are 3 different fairy gardens to choose from as well as 8 different accessories packs that can go with the Fairy Garden. They can learn what it takes to grow a beautiful garden while having fun playing with their fairies in the gardening house. I love that this is a great STEM toy for educational purposes as well as a playset for them to have fun with. It really is the best of all worlds for children. We love having educational toys for our children as well as watching them have fun while they were learning.

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We received the Fairy Garden Playset and I was so excited to play with my granddaughter’s with it. We got our Fairy Gardens put all of our items together so the fun could begin. The girls were so excited to be able to play with the Fairy Garden and make their own garden with it. I actually went to Target and purchased 2 more Fairy Gardens so that each of my granddaughter’s would have their own Fairy Garden. So they could each have their own experiences with their fairy garden. The girls were just giggling and having a great time with putting their Fairy Garden’s together. We put our soil in our garden’s and they used the little tools to smooth out the soil. We then put our seeds in the soil and they were just in love with the little watering can that they could use to water their seeds with. When the seeds were placed they then were able to water their seeds. Then the girls started to play with their playset.

The girls were so excited to see their seeds turning into plants. They were just amazed as they grew how big they were getting. I loved their excitement and how much fun they were having from learning and playing. They were loving their Fairy Garden’s so much that we decided that they should help me plant our garden in the yard. They were so amazed that they could make their own fairy garden but that because I thought they did such a great job that they could also help with our garden. The girls decided that they should bring their Fairy Garden’s outside with us so that the fairies could help with our garden as well.

We have had so much fun learning about gardening while having so much fun with their fairies as well. The Fairy Garden would be a perfect Easter gift, birthday, or just an educational and fun way for you to have fun with your child or grandchild. You can purchase your Fairy Garden from Target, Amazon, Toys R Us, and Walmart. Make learning fun with the Fairy Gardens.

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Peppy Pups the Perfect Easter Basket Friend or Birthday Gift! #PeppyPups

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Happy National Puppy day to all you fur baby owners. I know there are many of us who can not own an adorable little fur baby because of allergies or because where we live at do not allow them. We of course have children who would do anything to own one and beg for one all the time. Don’t worry your not alone! My son’s and grandchildren are right there with them. However, they can not own one because we live in a place that doesn’t allow pets.

If your in the same boat as we are then let me introduce you to Peppy Pups. Is it just me or are they just to adorable! Your child can bring Peppy Pups with them anywhere they go! They will go on walks with them, be your child’s best friend, and how could you not love their little faces! My granddaughter is already asking for one! She keeps telling me Nana, I need that puppy! So of course, Nana is going to have to spoil her and get her one. I know what your thinking, where can I get one of these adorable Peppy Pups? Amazon and Target carry the adorable Peppy Pups.

Not only can your Peppy Pup walk, run and his bell rings and he is great at cuddling as well. Your child is just going to love being a great friend to their own Peppy Pups. I would get a head start on Christmas shopping now because I believe this little cutie is going to be on all the kids lists this holiday season! Don’t forget that Easter is coming up as well and wouldn’t he look adorable in a basket! The perfect size and the perfect pal for the Easter Bunny to bring!

The Peppy Pups come in several styles and colors so your sure to find the perfect one for your child or for a gift. Let’s not also forget all the great exercise that your child is going to get with their Peppy Pup as well. It’s a parent win and a child win at the same time! Let’s be honest, how many wins do we parents get where the children and the parents get what they want? It’s going to be summer soon as well and they can have their Peppy Pups with them to keep them entertained on the car trips. They can show them all the things they are seeing while you travel.

How adorable is your child going to be while playing with their Peppy pups. All those great pictures you can take for their scrapbook, so you can show them their favorite toys and how cute they were while playing with it. Come on, we all do it, they are just to cute not to take photos of them. You know I’m right! I can’t wait to get my grandkids each a Peppy pups and then get some great photos of them playing with them. I love that they can all get different ones so there will be no fighting over which one is their Peppy Pup. Which Peppy Pups is going to be your child’s favorite?

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FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription Review


If your not aware you should change your Furnace Filter every 30-90 days, unless your home uses a 4” filter, in which case you can push that to every 90-180 days. So you can either mark your calendar to make the changes needed or you could use FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription and your correct furnace filter would come right to your door with your subscription and you just change it. I love that you can choose how often you would like them delivered and they are delivered on your schedule. You can choose 1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 months to have them delivered and they will show up for you to make sure the air your breathing in your home is clean.

If you have changed your furnace filter you know how dirty they get and how quickly they get there. I received the FilterSnap Furnace filter when it was time for me to change ours. When I pulled out the old filter it was all dusty and yucky! I removed it and put it right into the garbage bag and then put in the new sparkling clean FilterSnap furnace filter. The air in the house was much lighter, we can always tell the difference when the filter is changed. It’s always a easy chore on my list so I don’t mind changing the filter at all. It literally takes me 2 minutes to pull out the filter, then I clean out the filter area and put the new filter back in again.


I really like that I no longer have to mark the calendar to change the filter, go to the store to get one, then come home and do it. My furnace filter just shows up, I go down to the furnace and change it. At times I have also had a hard time finding our furnace filter at stores, so I have to go from store to store to locate one or wait for them to have them. Now, the correct size comes right to the door. It doesn’t get any easier then that!

I also noticed that the filters are better then the ones that I normally purchase at the stores as well. The materials used to make it are a lot more flexible and not stiff, and crunchy. I also noticed that I have less dust going in the filter area it’s going more on the filter. Which will make clean up a lot easier! I also noticed that our allergies were doing better with the FilterSnap as well then our normal filter that we were using. We have horrible allergies, so that is really important to us that we ease them as much as possible. Normally, my son’s and I will have the itchy, watery eyes and be sneezing a lot, I noticed that it has decreased a lot with the FilterSnap furnace filter.


I love the ease of getting our new Furnace filters, our allergies are lowered, the clean up with the filters are less. I find that the FilterSnap furnace filters have been a great help to our family and our furnace. If your family has allergies, your tired of marking your calendar, and you would like one less store to go to, then the FilterSnap Furnace Filter Subscription is perfect for you and your furnace.

**Disclosure** We received a FilterSnap furnace filter for this review but all opinions are mine and my families as to what we experienced while using the product.

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Celebrate Your Furry Friends with Gordmans On 2/18 #Ad @gordmans

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Get your fur babies ready for a fun and exciting day tomorrow at Gordmans! That’s right you can celebrate your furry friends at Gordmans and they are pulling out all the stops for you. I’m going to be taking Wriggly to Gordmans and he is pretty excited about getting out and meeting other furry friends and checking out Gordmans with me. In celebration of National Love Your Pet Day, guests are invited to bring their pets to Gordmans on Saturday, Feb. 18, for a tail-wagging good time of shopping, free treats and chances to win terrific prizes.

The first 50 guests at each Gordmans store when the doors open at 9 a.m. will receive a free bag of dog treats. Guests also can register in-store to win a free pet bed or cat condo. Shoppers also have the chance to win a $150 Gordmans gift card by snapping a photo with their pets at Gordmans and posting the photo on social media with the hashtag #GordmansLovesPets.

Additionally, Gordmans is inviting guests to support nonprofit organizations that help animals in need. Shoppers may donate at checkout to Paws With A Cause, an organization that enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs, and Gordmans will match up to $10,000 in donations. Gordmans also carries a collection of pet merchandise from the ASPCA, Dog for Dog, Humane Society of the United States and MuttNation, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this merchandise will be donated to these organizations.

Pets are an important part of many Americans’ families; according to the American Pet Products Association, Americans own more than 300 million pets, and in 2016, Americans spent nearly $63 billion on their furry friends – a 12 percent increase over the past four years.

WHAT: Gordmans’ Love Your Pet Day Event – guests are invited to bring their pets to the store to shop and enjoy prizes while their four-legged friends receive free giveaways and prizes.

WHERE: All Gordmans store locations

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Whether guests have a terrier or a tabby cat, they can enjoy Gordmans’ wide selection of pet toys, apparel, bedding and treats, all for tail-wagging prices. Guests also can shop online at gordmans.com.

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