Himalayan Salt Lamp

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Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp

I don’t know if the health claims are true or not but I can tell you I feel relaxed when working in the office.  The lamp is beautiful and am hopeful that I can buy some more soon for other areas of the house.  Mine is very similar looking to the photo.  The only negative is the light bulbs.  I think the company knows they have a problem with the bulbs and is trying to correct this issue as my lamp came with two bulbs.  Since the first one burned out right away, it was wonderful to be able to put in the other one and then add a bulb to my shopping list.  I would definitely buy another one from this company.  Don’t let the bulb issue scare you away.  Many bad marks for a low cost bulb when the product itself is beautiful!

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Quaker Oatmeal Squares – A new and yummy choice!

So I am Bzzing about the new Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal.  As a bzz agent I get to try all sorts of products and I was excited to get in on the Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal campaign.  As part of my bzz kit they sent me a full box of cereal to try and I have to tell you that we all love it!  They also sent some samples and I gave them out right away and these were eaten as snacks without milk or anything and this group of older teens said that they liked the crunch, the slight honey taste and that they were one of those cereals you could just grab a quick handful of.  I was also given some coupons and have not yet handed these out, but will be bringing these with me to the store the next time I visit. Handing out coupons makes me feel like I am paying it forward in just a tiny way.

So more on the actual cereal.  There are four types, Honey Nut, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar and Golden Maple.  I think Honey Nut will be my favorite but I think it would be great to give the others a try as well.

Cereal facts:

– 46 grams of whole grain (that’s 96% of your daily recommendation of whole grains)

–  5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving

– The Quaker Company was established in 1877 – Pretty impressive!

You can find this great new cereal in most grocery stores and for you Walmart shoppers you can find Golden Maple exclusively at Walmarts!

So while I have not yet tried this it was recommended in our bzz guide that we make some trail mix using Quaker Oatmeal Squares as the foundation.  I think it would certainly give that crunch and the fact that it has protein and fiber makes it an especially good choice.

 

I hope you will give this cereal a try and please let me know what you think!  You can also find me on facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwestliving-Realestate-Kim-Woehl/139982996032140  and at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Child-Care-Training-and-Consulting-On-Site-and-Online/142251039148952

Kim is a Real Estate agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty.  If you know someone looking to buy or sell their home, please pass on her information.  I would love to make that connection and work with them!

http://kwoehl.kwrealty.com/

651-214-1459

 

About.me – Have you checked this out?

It’s been just about a year since I decided to sign up for a campaign using about.me.  I had not heard of this before but it sounded interesting and since I get to give my honest opinion I accepted this mission.  When I say mission I feel like I have to explain a bit about Bzzagent and that they are a great company that fits people like me with products looking to test their product on a certain criteria.  Anyway I fit and I signed up and here is the rest of the story.

As a Bzz agent I often get free product to sample and test but with about.me its free already!  You really should check it out.  You go to their site, sign up for about.me.  Its super fast and simple.  Next fill in social media that you wish others to know you are active with.  I selected Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Facebook, plus both of my websites.   I added a photo of me plus a background photo.  You can use your own or choose one of theirs.  I was amazed at how simple this was and I am often challenged when it comes to linking things to anything.

Once completed you can add this to the bottom of your emails.  In the last year about.me collects data and shares it back with me.  People have checked me out 244 times.  They have clicked 18 times to check out my other media, linked me to other emails 66 times and spent an average of 4.01 minutes on the page.  That is great info about who is checking me out.  It also gives them contact information, and spelling of my name.

As a Realtor and instructor I need to make sure people can find me and about.me is a great way to put this information into people’s hands.  I have had people ask me about, about.me.  I have had people wonder what its all about and of course I have shared!

Do I like about.me?  Most definitely and I can see this growing over the next year as more people find out about about.me.  To see a sample please check out my about.me at:  http://about.me/kmwoehl

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Car MD – Have you checked this out?

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As a BzzAgent I received this tool at a greatly discounted rate.  The idea was to blog about my thoughts on this tool once I was able to use it.  Sadly, I missed one very important component.  I needed a vehicle that was broken in some way.  I thought I would not be able to make it in on time with any bzz or reporting of any kind but just last week I spoke with a girlfriend who had to have her car towed to a shop and then missed her vehicle for several days as they worked to get it back up and running.

$300.00 later she learned it was a sensor of some type and I had to share some bzz about CarMD.  I wondered what might have happened if  we had plugged in the Car MD to her vehicle to see what was wrong?  Would it have been a lower cost?  Might it have been a quicker turn around at the shop?  Was the mechanic honest with her?

The fact is we don’t know, but it sure was fun bzzing about Car MD and I can assure you that the next time her car acts up, she will be giving me a call first to see what might be going on and what it will likely cost to repair it.

As a single mom, money is tight for her and she could really have benefited from knowing the likely cause and cost up front.

Another Facebook friend said that she uses Car MD and that she loves it!  She said that it has saved her some money and time in being able to just plug it in and know what is wrong with the car.  I have a vehicle that has on star in it and so I did not know if I would need Car MD, but it looks like it will come in handy just the same.  I am adding Car MD to my husband’s tool box so that we can use it again and again when something is wrong with our vehicles.

Have you tried Car MD?  If so, I would love to hear a story!  Please share!

About.me – What’s it all about?

kwoehl.kwrealty.com - stop by my website and register to see what is hot in today's market!As many of you know I am a BzzAgent.  This means I get to try out amazing new products for free and then share what I truly think with each of you!  So today I wanted to share some info about a product called about.me.  This is a free service that links your information and puts it in one place for anyone who reads an email from you.  They can access your webpage, Facebook business pages, blog, LinkedIn account, or even send you a quick email.  Since I have started this campaign I have had 134 persons click on my about me link.  I thank each of you for learning more about me.  I think once you see how easy it is to set up an about.me account that you too will want to give it a try.  What a super simple way to let others learn about you!  Check it out!  If you want to see what I am talking about, please go to http://about.me/kmwoehl

Let me know what you think!  Comment back and let share something about yourself!  I am always interested in who is following along!

Kim is a Realtor with Keller Williams Premier Real Estate. 651-214-1459  If you are looking to make a move in this area, please give me a call!

Bzz Agent – Hills Science Diet Mature Adult Dog Food

So today I am trying something different.  I have been a BzzAgent for a number of years.  I get to try new products and share my real opinion of them in face to face and in lots of media outlets such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter.  I usually get these products free and sometimes for a reduced fee.

Recently I signed up to try Hills Science Diet Ideal Balance Mature Dog Dog Food.  Before we get too far into the story I must warn you that I did not personally sample the food, but shared it with our old dog Nora.

Nora is a Second Chance animal.  That means that we adopted her through the Second Chance Animal Shelter.  She is a great dog, and has been a member of our family for many years.  For those of you looking for a great pet, definitely check out this group!

Nora is a Bassett – Welsh Corgi Mix or so we have been told.  She is a great dog!  She doesn’t bark, has never jumped on people, spends most of her days sleeping!

About the only negative that we have with Nora is that as she has gotten older her stomach has become more sensitive.  Some dog foods cause her to feel sick or to actually throw up.  When I seen the Hills Science Diet Dog food come up as a Bzz Campaign I knew I had to try to get into the campaign.  I got in!

The day the Hills Science Diet came was fun as I had kind of forgotten that I had joined and had no clue what was going to be in the box.  I carefully pulled back the tape on the box and old Nora came over to help me see what was inside.  She has this keen nose when it comes to a new bag of dogfood coming into the house and this was no exception.  We both waited until dinner time to allow her to try it.

Nora enjoying her free sample of Hills Science Diet Ideal Balance Mature Dog Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see she loves it!  We are nearing the end of our bag already and will soon be off to purchase some more!

So now that you know she likes it, lets talk about what’s in it.  First off Hills Science Diet has a 100% guarantee or your money back.  Who can’t love that?

I was also impressed by the list of ingredients.  The main ingredient is chicken!  It also includes fruits and veggies and even cranberry which I hear is good for urinary issues in older dogs.  Don’t forget the whole grains.  They are in here too.  There is no corn and no artificial colors.

If you turn the bag around you find out something else really cool.  Hills Science Diet provides free food 365 days a year to shelter animals like my Nora used to be.  They also sponsor fundraisers and adoption events.  I even found out that I can join in too.  You can check it out by going to http://www.hillspet.com.

As you can see Hills Science Diet is about many things that are important to me.  Great food for my dog and helping the community.  I hope you will pick up a bag and see if your dog likes it.  If he or she does, please stop back and let me know what they think.

Again I wanted to mention that I was given a free sample of Hills Science Diet Mature Dog Formula as a Bzz Agent.  If you would like to become a BzzAgent, ask me how!

What type of dog to you have and what makes them so special to your family?