#Review: #OrderOutOfChaos – Academic Planner, Time Management Book


A note prior to the body of this review: My most sincere apologies to the company for my lack of timeliness in having this review published. A subsequent post to follow will future explain, for those interested in knowing where I’ve been.


For review, I was sent both a book on time management and an academic planner from Order Out of Chaos. I have previously reviewed other items of theirs, and was excited to support a company whose mission I’ve always supported.

I had intended on having this review posted prior to the beginning of the school year, but school has certainly started in this hemisphere by this time of the year. Perhaps this will serve as a reminder for something parents/students might like next year, or perhaps it’s the right time to upgrade to a better academic planner now to help your child succeed this school year. It’s never too late to make changes and start fresh!

“What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management?”

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As a teen who was the worst with time management, or maybe I was just a master at procrastination, I thought this book would speak to readers who have teens and want to tips on how to best help them succeed. I was planning on going into more detail about the book, but you’ll just have to find out more for yourself here.

In short, this book gives helpful tips to parents to help their teens succeed. These are great skills to help your child master now, so that they have the skills when going off to college where they will begin to fully rely on themselves. College professors don’t care if you didn’t get your work done because you managed your time poorly! Start your teens off managing themselves for a more successful schooling future.

I know when I was reading through this book, I found a couple tips that would have been useful for me back in my schooling years. Of course, much of my trouble came from knowing what I needed to do, but then taking the get-up-and-go to do it. I plan to donate this book to the school my mom works out, which recently added middle school grade to their school. This book will be helpful for parents of those students.


Academic Planner


I previously reviewed an older addition of this Academic Planner from Order Out Of Chaos, and was interested in giving the newly released version a try. (Just noticed that first review I did was 3 years ago!) I like that these planners are full 8.5 x 11 sized, rather than the smaller version available. I think that smaller ones fit in purses better, but for academic purposes, I believe think the larger sized is helpful for many students. This planner is designed specifically to break down each class a student has an identify what needs to be complete for each day. (I use to use my planned to indicate what homework I needed to do, when tests were, etc.). There are also useful sections for planning bigger projects and making goals for your learning.

Aside from its purpose as being a useful academic planner, his planner also works if you have multiple aspects of your life that you like to plan/organize. This planner has been working wonderfully for me as a means of keeping track of my personal, blog, and work deadlines and appointments. It would also work quite well if you have a couple children and a spouse’s schedule to keep track of in addition to your own, each person gets their own line.


Overall, I quite like both the book and this planner. If you have students who struggle with organization and time management (or even if they don’t), I’d recommend checking out both of these helpful tools. I know my school always gave out planners, but they weren’t as useful as this.


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Happy National Flip Flop Day from Mabel’s Labels – 20% Off!

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you in partnership with Mabel’s Labels. This post contains affiliate links that will earn me a small payment if clicked.

Did you know it’s National Flip Flop Day? I certainly didn’t! Thankfully, Mabel’s Labels did know, and is offering all of you a sale to celebrate! I won’t be celebrating by wearing flip flops today (it seems to be a bit rainy today), but I hope you are able to! What’s the weather like where you are today?

If I had children, I’d be buying some of these fun Limited Edition Camp labels and saving them to label all my kids items for back-to-school (or summer camp, if they go).


Sale: 20% Off Limited Edition Camp Label Packs with the Flip Flop Icon from Mabel’s Labels*

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#Giveaway Event: Swinging into Summer – $200 ARV | Ends 7/1

Welcome, MaeGal Readers, to the Swinging into Summer Giveaway Event! I’m excited to help bring you all this giveaway because it’s such a fun prize! I know my sister and I would have LOVED one of these Swing and Spin’s when we were younger…actually, we’d both probably enjoy it still. So with summer in the air and the kids home from school, get them outdoors and having fun with this swing! And reminder, it can hold enough weight for the whole family to join in on the fun. – s.
ARV $199
Hosted by: A Lucky Ladybug and 

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The Swing and Spin brings back the fun of a classic tire swing while providing you and your family with a safe, durable and versatile backyard pastime.

Our swings are one of the safest swings on the market. Rated up to 540 pounds, every swing is made for the entire family to enjoy.

Unlike the old traditional tire swing which is made from old rubber that doesn’t stand up to the elements, Swing and Spin uses high quality UV resistant Polyethylene, a highly durable thermoplastic used in products we rely on every day. The internal webbing-like design with the ropes not only makes for a more comfortable seat, but you don’t have to worry about little ones taking a tumble through the center hole. This webbing of rope also improves the weight tolerance and reinforces the core integrity of every tire swing we produce.

The best part about the Swing and Spin is the easy set up. Just take it out of the box, attach the swing to the rope and find a tree limb, swing set or another cross beam to attach to. Staying true to the classic tire swing, any model swing from Swing and Spin can be mounted in two ways – with the ropes fixed together at one point for 360 spinning and swiveling or separated to operate like a standard swing.

This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on July 1st, 2015.  Good Luck!!

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#Review: Kids Academy – Educational Apps for Children

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media Blogger Network. All views & opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

While I am a strong advocate for NOT having young children exposed to much screen time (TV, cell phone, tablet, video games), there ARE times when it is nice to have a good choice. That’s why I continue to review and share with you all the apps from Kids Academy. With Kids Academy, your kids are able to do something fun that’s also educational! I love how fun, easy and educational these apps are.

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Educational Books & Free Songs

” This is a wonderful app if you’re in the market for something that’s both fun and educational for your child(ren). Another educational and fun app from Kids Academy! While I think limited screen time for children is best, it’s not always realistic. This app is perfect for those times. And with parent mode, you can be sure to stay in charge. “

Download Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game

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Bugs, Shapes and Robots
Face Paint for Toddlers

FREE for a limited time! (usually $2.99)

” If you’re looking for a way to entertain your little ones but you want them to gain something, this is the app for you. It’s a fun way for your little ones to learn shapes. I’d rather not have a young child have no screen time, but it’s not always realistic. “

Download Bugs, Shapes, and Robots


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#Giveaway Event: Fun For All ($1100 ARV, 3 Winners) | Ends 6/5

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Welcome, MaeGal Readers, to the Fun for All Giveaway Event! I’m super excited to share this giveaway with you all, because there will be three winners of prizes worth $1,100+ ARV! Win from awesome prizes in a variety of categories like food and drink, fitness and health, electronics, toys and games, jewelry, and more. And as always, good luck!
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Let’s have some fun with all these great prizes!


Hosted by: Michigan Saving and More

Thanks To The Special Co Hosts!

Co Hosted By:

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Mimi Loves All 8

Joyful Gifts by Julie


Shades of Sunshine


Thank you so much to all the promoting bloggers!!!

I want to thank all of these wonderful sponsors!

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/5/15. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com.


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#Giveaway Event: Top Child Product of 2015 ($800 ARV) | Ends 5/15

Welcome, MaeGal Readers, to the Top Child Products of 2015 MEGA Giveaway Event! Grand Prize winner will received prizes worth over $800 in value! What a fabulous way to get some of this years hottest child products without having to buy them yourself! And I know 2015 isn’t even half over yet, but there are still some pretty awesome products that have come about thus far for 2015. Good Luck!


Welcome to the Top Child Products of 2015 Guide MEGA Giveaway!

I am your host StellarManicMommy2, and I want to say thank you for stopping by this blog to enter our giveaway. Being able to give back to our readers is very important to bloggers, because without you guys we would be nothing. So, thank you! Now onto what the Top Child Products of 2015 Guide is, its a year long virtual guide that will help you learn about everyday products. From infant to teenage items, you can find real reviews by real people.

Now to go the good part! StellarManicMommy2 is Hosting a MEGA Giveaway with SO many great prizes!

Grand Prize Winner will win a Prize package worth $800!

-UpWeeGo Chair and Steps

-Moover Wooden Red Rocking Horse

-$25 Gift Certificate to Thirty-One by Amanda

– Silver and Pearl Pea Pod Necklace (up to 4 pearls)

-An EquiptBaby Diaper Bag Set

-$50 Gift Certificate to Small Hands

-Organic Baby K’Tan Baby Carrier

Second Prize winner will win a prize package worth $75!

-$25 Gift Cert to Thirty-One by Amanda

-$50 Gift Cert to Useborne Books by Joy

-Now let give a special Thank you to all those who have made this giveaway possible-

UpWeeGo | Moover Toys | EquiptBaby | The Vintage Pearl | Baby K’Tan | Small Hands | Thirty-One | UsBorne

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-Your Sponsors-

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Good Luck Everyone!

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#Review & #Giveaway: Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash, Dial Baby Hair + Body Wash | Ends 5/13

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For review, I was sent a bottles of the new Dial® Kids Foaming Hand Wash and Baby Hair + Body Wash. While I do not have children to try out these products, I wanted to review them for my own purposes. Baby shampoo is great for washing makeup brushes, and who doesn’t love a fun, foaming hand wash?! And be sure to enter to win one of these two products for yourself!

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As I mentioned above, I was excited to try out the Dial Baby Hair + Body Wash, as baby shampoo is perfect for cleaning makeup brushes. As baby shampoo is designed to be gentle on babies, it is also a preferable cleaning medium for delicate makeup brushes. While all my makeup brushes are cheap enough to not be terribly concerned, I would like to care for them as best I can to prolong their lives. And as it had been quite some time since I cleaned my brushes, boy were they dirty and in need of it! I would have taken some before and after pictures had I know. I’m also a fan of the ‘unscented’ aspect.

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The Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash is as fun expected. I’ve always liked foaming hand soaps, as they’re rather entertaining. And for someone who isn’t the best at hand washing (I’m pointing to myself), foaming hand washes are a great way to encourage use. Have a child that hates hand washing? I assure you a foaming hand soap will at the very least improve things. The first thing I noticed about this soap is it’s scent, ‘Watery Melon’. It’s a fun, kid-enjoyable scent, but it’s a bit on the overpowering side for my nose! I wouldn’t mind if it were a bit less strong.

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Overall, I like both the hand wash and body + hair wash from Dial. I will consider this Dial baby shampoo when I run out and need more makeup brush cleaning product, or a long way in the future when I have a baby who need a bath. I plan to use up the rest of the Dial hand wash and then refill it with more soap so I can have the foaming effect, without the super powerful scent.


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Introducing: Captain SillyPants Swaddle Blankets – Eleventh Avenue

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I’m excited to share with you all the news that Eleventh Avenue has a new, exclusive brand of  Captain SillyPants* swaddle blankets! And well, it’s just too cute not to share. (I like to share with any you parents who read my blog.)

Pre-order your favorite designs (choose from 33 options!) for a limited time price of $18.99 (retail price is $34.99). If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to buy now* because this is a limited time offer!

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#Giveaway Event: UpWeeGo Highchair & Amazon Giftcards | Ends 4/28



Welcome, MaeGal Readers, to the UpWeeGo Giveaway Event! I’m excited to share with you all this awesome Kickstarter program for the highchair you see above, a highchair that is more than just a highchair! I know a lot of my readers are parents who might be interested. I know I would be! Plus, ALL of my readers can benefit from a chance at winning Amazon Giftcards! And if you don’t have kids and do with the highchair prize? How great of a gift would this be to a friend with babes?!

UpWeeGo is kicking off their Kickstarter April 28th! So be sure to follow along and join in. There high chair is simply amazing. No more worries about being able to clean ever spot. This one will wipe down easy peasy. IT also has some incredible steps and slide attachments. So when you child is older. They can climb up in it themselves and sit down with the family.

Highchair Inventor Dad says Step on UP!

Heading to the dinner table for most toddlers and young kids usually involves a boost or climb to get seated. Raphael, a father of three decided it was time to change this.

A simple kitchen stool helped Raphael form an idea that obtained a US patent. Most booster seats and highchairs create a challenge for kids attempting to seat themselves. The Step Up chair fixes this by allowing kids to easily seat themselves. Its sturdy construction and modular shape with no parts to assemble make it a welcomed addition to the highchair world.”

Be the first to know about the KickStarter KICK STARTER LAUNCH

I mean check out all these color options?


A high chair that will grow with your child and last! Meal time to play time!

Check our the 360 degree pictures and everything it offers. HERE They also have a really great recycling program so check them out.


Yes UpWeeGo is hosting a giveaway for an amazing product. You can enter the giveaway on their website. Or use the rafflecopter below to enter. They have some really big amazing prizes. KICK starter sign up HERE

Grand Prize Winner Gets….

Step Up Chair With ALL attachments, $200 Amazon Gift Card, T-Shirts, and Poster

If you win or not! IF you want one. Get ready for the kickstarter because it’s coming and after it you won’t find a better deal!

Open to Continental US. 18 years or older. The company will be choosing the giveaway winners with the form and you will be contacted by them if you do win.

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Trailer Tuesday: “Inside Out” – Disney | In Theatres 6/19!

So does anyone remember when I last post a “Trailer Tuesday”? Yeah…neither can I. Oops!

At this point we have fully established that I’m not the best a keeping a regular schedule, but I’m going to try and get back into another groove. And when a movie like this comes along, I figure it’s worth letting you all know (even if it takes me a while after the release).

Without further delay, here is the trailer for Disney’s “Inside Out”, in theatres everywhere on June 19th!

Keep up to date on “Inside Out”:

FB: PixarInsideOut | Twitter: @PixarInsideOut | Instagram: @PixarInsideOut



Are you going to see “Inside Out”? What did you think of the trailer?

(Leave a comment below!)

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