Thursday, December 14, 2017

BIZ helps get your clothes holiday ready

This is my fourth post as a BIZ Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
The holiday season is now in full swing. We are all really busy with parties, concerts and family. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year but it can be hectic. You want to look your best. You are often wearing your nice clothes for photos and events. There’s also quite a bit of food that comes with all the parties. Sometimes you might stain your clothes. My family eats special foods that are considered messy during this time. I am not sure why I always end up getting cocktail weenie sauce on my clothes every year. It never fails. I have tried different methods. 

Biz is great at removing all kinds of stains. It works well to freshen up those holiday towels that have been sitting in a box for the last year. While they might not be dirty, it’s always a good idea to wash them  so they smell fresh. You have to have them ready for guests and parties. 

My mom made a Christmas tree skirt before I was born. There are even matching cloth ornaments too. Every year it would go under our tree. I used to love to wrap it around my waist and twirl around the house. We would hand wash it every year to remove any possible stains from being under the tree. My mom would also hand wash it before it went under the tree. We always have a real tree. So naturally there’s pine needles and the occasional water spilled while watering the tree. Under the Christmas tree is a prime spot for animals to hang out. Sometimes they bring dirt and other stuff on their paws. If I’m looking for my kitties I know they are likely under the tree. My aunt and uncle’s two big dogs even tried to take refuge under the tree yesterday. 

We were unable to find it for a couple years. We found it this summer. It didn’t smell or look great so I hand washed it with some BIZ. It’s back under our tree which made me really excited. It’s funny how little things can make you happy. For all your holiday linens and clothes get them holiday ready with BIZ Stain Remover

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Grandpa Beck's Games make a great gift

While you are looking for a gift this holiday season or just a way to spend more time with your family, you should check out Grandpa Beck’s games. They make great stocking stuffers too. Technology is a popular gift but it doesn’t really allow you to spend time together as a family. You are often caught up with the game. You don’t really have eye contact while you are playing a video game. You are distracted honestly. The best way to bond is to turn off the screens and have time together playing an old fashioned game.

Grandpa Beck’s has four different card games. I love that they are portable and easy to take with you as you travel. You don’t have to worry if devices are charged or if you will lose any small pieces. You can take Grandpa Beck’s games anywhere. It would be great for a way to kill time while you are waiting. The good thing is, if you don’t finish playing, you can pick up where you left off without having to remember what pieces are where. Just stick your cards in a zip top bag and label it and you are ready for next time.

Here’s more information about the games:
High quality box and cards for long term satisfaction. I love that the box is very sturdy. My cats try and fit in anything they can find.

Involves all ages in the family, from little kids to extended family relatives. It would be great for a family reunion or any family get together. It can be a game that can be passed down from generation to generation. It doesn’t matter how old you get, Grandpa Beck’s games are something you will enjoy for years to come.

Cover your assets is a fun game where you try and be the first to a million dollars. You stack matching pairs of assets to create stockpiles. You have to try and capture the top pile of the highest assets. It has 96% 5-Star, 4% 4-star and over 660 total Amazon rankings. That doesn’t surprise me though. Cover your Assets is my family’s favorite game. It’s fun and fast paced. You will never know who will win.

The next game is called Nuts about Mutts. It is a fast paced hand-elimination game with many unique twists.  The pile in the center of the table is your dogs’ home! You can play a dog card if it matches the color, number or breed of the top card. The Mutt, Flea, Fire Hydrant, Dog House, and Pedigree cards are wild cards with special consequences! Nuts about Mutts is a great gift for dog lovers. Can be played in basic way for preschoolers or challenging for older kids and adults with speed rules used. The dogs are absolutely adorable. It reminds me of a game I used to play with my Grandma Rose called Bone Yard.

Grandpa Beck's Golf is a great way for those who love golf to enjoy time with the rest of the family, and just as fun for non-golfers. It’s a great game to play with your favorite golf lover. Finally, a game with a golf theme that is fun for the whole family!  It’s not a replication of golf mechanics but, “Like Golf, the Low Score Wins!”  Easy enough for all ages! Challenging enough for everyone to enjoy! Do you have the lowest sore? Take the risk and expose your last card!

Skull King is an amazing game that will be an interesting strategy challenge for years and years of fun. The seven pirate characters are illustrated family. An exciting card game where every hand can be a winning hand... if you play your cards right! With a “Yo Ho Ho,” players simultaneously bid how many tricks they will win. Scheme to make sure you win exactly how many you bid. You’ll enjoy the depth of this game with the Trump cards, Pirate cards, Escape cards, and the special Tigress and Skull King cards. Easy to learn, but it involves keen strategy and  intriguing scoring options.

We have already played Grandpa Beck’s Games with family and friends. They were all a big hit. It was fun to put away the technology and focus on quality time. We also had fun discussing other things together. It’s so great to just spend time together and have fun.

For more information please visit Grandpa Beck’s Games. You can order the games on Amazon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Oliver the Ornament Review

We all have our Christmas traditions. They are all personal to each family. One of our favorite traditions is all the baking we do leading up to Christmas. We have recipes that we make every year and some new ones too. We also always have appetizers on Christmas Eve for dinner. It’s always stuff we don’t have through out the year. It makes it really special. As a mom, I am always looking for new traditions for my family. I love the idea of passing down things from generation to generation. 

This year we started a new tradition called Oliver’s Ornament. It’s a really neat book about an ornament named Oliver who is an old ornament and has a broken arm. Some of the other ornaments are mean to Oliver because he’s not as shiny as the newer ones. They bully Oliver quite a bit and make him feel so sad. They even hide Oliver from the family so he can’t be on the tree. We find out that Oliver is a very special ornament who was purchased on mom and dad’s first date. The other ornaments trap Oliver in a box but he manages to end up on the tree in the end. The family discusses the story behind each ornament and invites you to do the same. You also get your own Oliver to hang on your tree to never forget to be kind to others. 

Oliver the Ornament is becoming extremely popular. People Magazine named it one of their Best New Books. It’s also one of our new favorite Christmas books to read while we put up the tree. You can find Oliver the Ornament at these retailers