Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gumdrop Cases and Hard Candy Cases---Review and Giveaway!

 Gumdrop Mission Statement

Gumdrop was established with one main goal: To bring device protection to the masses in a stylish way. As soon as the latest and greatest tech device hits the streets, Gumdrop is always on top of the game, and is the first to deliver the hippest, most rugged and protective device accessories around. We strive to bring device protection to the masses, one case at a time.

Gumdrop gets an A+ in the classroom

Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures. The Drop Tech Series case specifically conforms to the shape of the iPad and other Tablets to offer multi-layer protection, making it one of toughest and most durable  cases on the market. We're the only case to feature a replaceable screen shield.


Introducing The Gumdrop Hideaway

Finally, a Ruggedized Case with a built in stand. There are no compromises here. It’s the same ruggedized case you’ve come to know but instead of fumbling to attach a stand or the fear of losing it, we’ve built the stand right into the case!  Two quick moves and you are ready to go!

A Leader in K-12 Classrooms Earning extra credit protecting more than 50,000 iPads in school districts across the country.

David Adam

Meet our design guru, and co-founder of Hardcandy Cases, David Adam. With over 10 years of designing for some of Silicon Valley's top companies, David's work has graced the shelves of major retailers like Apple, and his designs have reached over 40+ countries. When it comes to Hardcandy Cases, David's design philosophy is simple: Design a product that not only looks good, but incorporates cutting edge technology to ensure that each product provides your device with maximum protection.

Tim Hickman

Meet Tim Hickman, founder of Hardcandy Cases. Tim's background consists of over 10 years in leading Silicon Valley's top investment groups and taking brands global. When it comes to Hardcandy Cases, Tim believes a case needs to be functional and attractive, but most importantly, the case needs to protect your mobile device. It's paramount for Tim to be the first brand to market, staying on top of the game, and predicting the next big tech products release.

Here is one of many cases offered at    I am picking this one to feature in my post because it's yellow--MY favorite color  :)

 Hardcandy collections include:

*****Both Gumdrop and Hard Candy offer the latest iPad, iPhone and MacBook cases. They also have cases for Samsung, general tablets, and the Kindle Fire*****

Three lucky Marsha's Spot readers will win their choice a case from either Gumdrop Cases or Hard candy cases.  Just enter using the rafflecopter form below!!

Disclosure:  I was asked to do a review of gumdrop cases and hard candy cases websites.  Information I am sharing is from their websites and shared as part of my review.  Prizes are provided by the sponsor.


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Friday, January 10, 2014

Frugal Friday With Marsha--Lean Body Fat Wallet Chapter 10 Raising Fit and Frugal Kids Part 1

Excerpt from: Lean Body Fat Wallet
Discover the Powerful Connection to Help You
Lose Weight, Dump Debt, and Save Money
By Danna Demetre and Ellie Kay
(Thomas Nelson – Dec. 10, 2013)

Pg. 175 – 177

Chapter 10 - Raising Fit and Frugal Kids
Help your children become physically and financially mature adults by practicing key habits you model and teach them to follow.

If you’re a parent, you want the best for your children. You want them to be healthy, safe, and secure. You also want to instill values and habits that will help them develop lifestyles as they become young adults that enhance the quality of their lives and grow into responsible citizens. Between us (Ellie and Danna), we have raised eleven children. There were times when we wondered if they would ever embrace some of the health and wealth principles that we live by.
There was a time in my (Ellie’s) early family life when we had three toddlers at the same time. If you ever want to observe the entitlement mentality in action, just watch children this age play together—if you can call it that. It’s more like watching them fight together. Tiny tots have a skewed sense of reasoning. This mind-set was perfectly captured in this poem:
The Toddler’s Creed
If I want it, it’s mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s mine.
If I can take it away from you, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it is mine.1

What’s cute in a toddler is tedious in a teenager and downright debilitating in an adult. It’s a sense of entitlement. Whether it’s the food they want to eat or the things they want to buy, from spitting out their peas to begging for a sports car on their sixteenth birthday, children are wired to believe they are entitled to fulfill their immediate desires. It seems like one day they are toddlers demanding control of all the building blocks, and the next day they are young adults who feel entitled to all their parents’ assets. They may think they deserve whatever they want, but it is our job to make sure they learn the principle of reaping what they sow by teaching them how to manage their own money and health in small ways from an early age.
Sadly, some children in the current millennial generation (fifteen- to thirty-three-year-olds) haven’t grown up beyond their “terrible twos.” As adults, their sense of entitlement is robbing them of their future. They are struggling to apply basic financial principles, especially when it comes to boundaries between their assets and their parents’. Sometimes they act as if “what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine.”
This applies to money matters, and it also applies to health. Children need to learn about money matters for themselves, but they also need to learn healthy habits and that there are limits to what the body is capable of doing without proper rest, exercise, and nutrition.
There are three primary areas where people have fiscal and physical problems. If we can get a handle on these issues in our own lives and then teach our children to do the same, we can equip them for a brighter future. The three areas are

1. living an “immediate gratification” consumptive lifestyle,
2. accumulating debt or excess weight, and
3. failing to adhere to a budget or an eating plan.

On the other hand, if your kids grow into adults who can manage their health and wealth responsibly, they may

1. reach personal goals such as finishing college or staying physically fit,
2. live with less stress and have greater security, and
3. become responsible members of society.

To be continued next Friday........

This will be a series over the next several weeks. I hope you enjoy it!
Can't wait to see what other share.

Disclosure: These book excerpts were sent to me to share with my audience by Nelson books. I was not compensated for sharing these other that receiving a copy of the book for review. Posts do contain my affiliate links.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Squidoo Hopping 1/9/14

Hey hey hey!  I actually did build a new lens this past week.  It's a book review lens and is on the first book that I am done reading for my own challenge of reading 52 books in 52 weeks.
You can check out my post about my challenge over on bubblews if you would like.
52 Books in 52 Weeks 2014 Challenge

Waiting to hear back on Monday if I am chosen for one of those niche groups to build a lens in.  That could be fun....and motivating to get them done too. 
I do wish they would have had one just for any book reviews though.  I will be doing a lot of those throughout the year.

I have to admit that I love the ease of building with the new formats.

What have you been up to with squidoo this past week?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WIP Wednesday 1/8/13

I got started this past week on making the log cabin blocks with the 1 inch strips.  I spent one day cutting the squares for the half square triangle middles and the 1 inch strips.
I spent the next day sewing together the half square triangles.  I still need to square each of those up.
I ended up with enough of those to make 6 wall hangings.  I know that I am making at least one wall hanging and then I am thinking a table runner for sure.  
Since I'm not certain, I plan to make ALL of the log cabin blocks and then make my decision.   I hope to show you nice progress each week.
I've worked on my yo-yo's here and there since the last time I posted about those.
I have about 15 or so more to make with the fabric I had put into my box.  I have 114 made, plus the ones that I already started sewing together for my table runner.
I'm thinking of continuing to make them once I am done with the table runner and put them up for sale by the bag full like I see others do on etsy, or make a table runner for sale too if there seems to be an interest there.
 I didn't take another picture of the toothbrush rug that I am working on, but I am closing in on being done with it.  I do plan on finishing it today and getting it up for sale in my etsy shop.  I just put a rug out for the mailman to pick up that I sold.

I am working at building my etsy back up and have more items to also add to my zibbet store as well as my shophandmade store as well.

I am linking up with the following blogs:
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays
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