And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Get Fresh!







How often do you need to freshen up but you don't have time for a shower? Or you get ready to head out to dinner and realize your kids smell like little wet puppies? Qwik Shower is the perfect solution! These aren't just wipes! These are HUGE wet clothes with a lemony fresh scent terrific for a quick clean up!

Hunter Hubby is ready to put a few of these in his hunting pack. It's hard to wiped up after prepping a deer but these big wipes are sure to get him cleaned up. I wish we had these when soccer was happening as well! Since there was soccer every Saturday, we almost always needed to be somewhere right after a game. Qwik Showers would have been fantastic for getting Apple and Speedy cleaned up before they changed clothes.

In this day and age, we are all on the run. It's inevitable that we will have times we need to clean up but we won't have the time or resources to do it. Qwik Shower Big Wet Wipes are individually wrapped so you can stick them in your glove box, diaper bag, purse, wallet, or other convenient places. They are also great for your kids to carry to school to clean up after gym class!

Qwik Shower Wipes are affordable and can be purchased online here. Free shipping is available on their site! Qwik Shower is also generously going to give one Carter Chaos reader a 6 pk of Big Wet Wipes! Follow the easy peasy Rafflecopter form to enter the giveaway! 

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Princess Apple

If you've been reading my blog any length of time at all you know that 6 yr old Apple fancies herself a little princess and she LOVES to read. She absorbs written words as though they were food to her soul. As an avid reader myself, I can attest that good books can be food to the mind and soul! When I say Sheri Rose Shepherd's new book His Little Princess: Treasure Letters From Your King, I knew Apple would want to read it. I didn't expect it to be such a wonderful treasure!

The idea of princesses is becoming overused to an extent. Princesses are a HOT trend right now and it seems as though there are princess themed everythings! We try not to overincourage the princess idea with Apple because....well because she can be quite the diva and it isn't always lovely and cute. This book however does NOT emphasize a demanding diva who gets all her wishes. No no! This lovely read is letters "from the King." Little letters to encourage your princess to dwell righteously in the eyes of God. Each letter is mirrored by a pray for your princess to pray. Both the letters and the prayers reflect teachings from the Bible and will encourage your daughter while teaching her or reminding her of God's commandments.



With 50 letters and responses, your daughter can reread these words again and again. Apple has seen the book but I haven't let her begin reading it yet. I'm going to encourage her to put it on her nightstand and read a letter and prayer every morning before she gets out of bed. What a wonderful resource to help her begin having a private morning devotion!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It May Be UGLee But It's Comfy!







I was so excited to receive the UGLee pen to try! I am a very organized person so I'm constantly making lists and writing things down for bills, errands etc. I also write quite a bit during our homeschool time while grading papers, writing plans, etc. When I opened it.... well it is UGLee! HA! However I was immediately impressed with the comfort grip. Speedy said it was sticky and to an extent it is a funny texture. WARNING WARNING- ladies do not put this bad boy behind your ear or anywhere near your hair. I learned the hard way that it tangles into hair easily. I actually learned about 3 times before it stuck. I'm always on the go so I usually stick a pen into my hair. Not anymore with this one!

Although I rarely was able to get it to write on the first stroke, the UGLee pen gives you smooth ink once it gets going. The ink doesn't smear or smudge at all. The fit into my hand was perfect. I actually don't have the "traditional" grip when I write. Instead my writing utensils lay on my third finger. This was the first pen I've ever found that was truly comfortable and didn't leave a harsh dent in my finger after excessive writing. The UGLee pen would be great for students that take lots of handwritten notes or anyone with carpal tunnel or arthritis. Speedy and Apple both gave the pen a try and had great results. It is a wonderful tool to help them get the correct grip and not take after mommy's weird one!

Hubby took the pen to work with him for a few days and he was impressed as well. He takes many handwritten notes throughout the day and always has a pen in his pocket. He liked the ergonomic grip as well and found that the pen worked well even with his heavy pressed writing style. He and I also were both pleased that it is a click top pen and not a twist top or capped pen. That's important for busy parents on the go! UGLee pen has graciously offered to giveaway a pen to one lucky reader! Follow the easy Rafflecopter form below for your chance!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Brrrrr!!!

It is coooold in TN this morning! Theres frost on the ground and a chill in the air! I can't complain too much because it's been unseasonable warm lately. However I have such a hard time getting into the holiday spirit when the weather isn't right. One of my favorite cold weather treats is hot drinks. In the winter we drink coffee (of course), hot tea, and hot chocolate by the bucketfuls. I love a good hot drink when I'm coming in from the cold outside. I had a special winter coffee drink at my favorite coffeehouse yesterday afternoon. It was so good, but pricey. The local coffeehouse is pretty far from my house and the cost makes them a rare treat. What do I do all the days between?

I make some great coffee at home in my Keurig. I love my coffeemaker! I can get TONS of varieties of coffees and other hot drinks. I complete everyone with a splash of liquid Coffeemate. Coffeemate comes in so many different flavors as well. I can get my favorite holiday flavors like Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice. The different flavors of creamer are so fun to mix and match with the different flavors of coffee. I've found some GREAT combinations like Gingerbread coffee with Honey Vanilla Creme creamer! FANTASTIC! I save so much money making coffee drinks at home and I save time and gas! I also use Coffeemate to give my hot tea a little extra flavor.

To  make your own great coffee drinks at home to help you survive the cold weather, pick up some Coffeemate available in powder and liquid forms. Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite cold weather drinks!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Keeping A Good Attitude #HasbroKREOsets




When you have children, bringing them joy during the holidays is such a wonderful feeling. I love my children's excitement over all the wonders of Christmas! However as an adult who has lost several close family members in recent years, Christmas can be bittersweet. I miss my dad & my grandma so much, it can be hard to focus on the positive side of things.

The ways that we keep the joy in the Christmas season are:

  1. We focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Each year we add in more traditions to keep our real focus of the season on Jesus. Just reading the Bible verses about His birth brings hope and faith into our hearts. Doing our advent tree and all our fun Christmas crafts on Jesus keep our minds and hearts focused on all of our many blessings.
  2. I'm excited to try some new traditions this year! I'm really thinking of doing a 12 Days of Christmas where we take inexpensive but thoughtful items to those we appreciate. One each day will keep our hearts and minds in the right place! Great ideas for those to bless: Pastors, firefighters, police officers, librarians, bank workers, postman, etc. Bringing joy to others always gives us joy!
  3. Smells of the season! We all know that smell can trigger happy memories and really get our Christmas juices flowing. We've already been doing some baking and cooking. My kids really love to get involved in the kitchen and it's a great way for us to create new memories and spend some special time together!
  4. Time Together- just spending time as our family of 4 helps us to focus on family, commitment, and love. Even if we are all just sitting and enjoying some Christmas music together, we are sure to have great conversation and a few laughs!
Keeping the right spirit of the holidays doesn't have to be expensive, overwhelming, or planned down to the second. Giving yourself time to relax and enjoy the season with your family is the best mood booster of all! Just take a few minutes every day to clear your mind and think of a fun activity to enjoy with your family! If you need to make a list now, cut the ideas into strips, and drop them in a bowl. Then when you need a quick boost, pull an idea out and get to having fun! This could be a drive to look at Christmas lights or a few minutes of Bible reading with your spouse. Tis the season to be Merry!


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Makes Scents! #SeventhGenerationScents

What are your favorite smells? Do they remind you of a particular place or time? Smell is such a strong sense and it connects to our taste buds, memories, and more. Sense of smell isn't taken for granted in my family! Hubby had a head injury before we were married and he lost his sense of smell for a very long time. In fact it's never completely returned and it made a big difference in his sense of taste. You'd be amazed how often we smell things, until you can't! I have some big pots of soup cooking right now and the smell fantastic!

Seventh Generation understands the importance of smell and they have a new line of liquid dishwashing liquid in natural scents. You can check them out here or enter to win a trip! My favorite smells are mostly food smells. Just a whiff of bananas and I think of my grandma's banana pudding. The smell of the river reminds me of fishing with my daddy. The ocean smell brings back great memories from recent family vacations. A particular cologne reminds me of the days of dating Hubby. Baby powder makes me think of Apple and Speedy when they were tiny. The smell of a baking turkey brings back all the wonderful holidays at my mom's house.

The best scents in nature are the smells of pine trees. They take me back to camping with my family when I was little and playing with the pine cones and needles. They invoke memories of special Christmas trees and Christmas memories of the past. They even remind me of the pine scented air freshners that everyone used when I was a kid. We had a fake tree for several years but even then I bought pine scented candles to get that fresh pine smell. Now we are back to a real tree and the wonderful aroma that goes with it. Something about the earthy natural smells just reminds me of God and the intricate details of His great creation, down to the smells He gave us to enjoy.

I love other smells too. I love the smell of a freshly cleaned house, the bread baking at my favorite sub shop, my favorite perfume. My kids love the smells of new playdough, crayons, and warm cookies. My mother in law loves magnolia candles for their unique smell. Who doesn't love fresh cut grass, a cake baking in the oven, a fresh Christmas tree? Tis the season for scents and smells and laughter and fun.


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Caring Cross Review & Giveaway

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As the Christmas season approaches, thought of Jesus and His birth and death are constantly around. I think of the sacrifice He gave for us and I think of His birth in a manger. What a timely event to receive a My Caring Cross in the mail. When I opened the package and first held the cross in my hand, it's beautiful craftsmanship and smooth, cool finish was soothing. Knowing that it came from Bethlehem makes it even more special. My children have been enarmored with the cross, running their hands over it and commenting on it's design. As you can see from the picture below, its a large piece, basically hand sized.



My Caring Crosses are made in Bethlehem, each from a single piece of olive wood. The crosses are made by a Christian artisan in that area. They make beautiful gifts, wedding favors (complete with a cream colored bag & personalized card for each one), and fundraising items. You can purchase them in quantity for your missions trip fundraising, church programs, youth group, etc. I think they would make beautiful guest takeaways at any wedding, baby shower, or other event. I wish I had known about My Caring Crosses when my dad was in the hospital all those months before his passing. It would have been a beautiful piece to leave with him. They would also be lovely for your children to keep in their rooms. When our children have bad dreams we always encourage them to pray and this would be a nice reminder next to their beds. The crosses are a good size but would easily fit into your bag or purse to carry with you.



If you would like to purchase these as a Christmas gift, now is the time! You can order them on the website My Caring Cross and right now they are running a special! You can purchase 2 crosses complete with bag and scripture card including postage for only $10!! That is a fantastic price. To take advantage of the special follow this link http://www.mycomfortcross.com/Special.html. There is also a special for 8 crosses for only $32.  My Caring Cross is also generously giving away one of these beautiful crosses to one Carter Chaos reader. To enter simply follow the simple Rafflecopter instructions. Don't worry, if you purchase your crosses and then win the giveaway, My Caring Cross has agreed to refund up to $10 off your purchase (for the giveaway winner only).

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why Wait?




Kelly & John Rosati have 4 adopted children. Each of their adoptions is a unique story of God's plan. Written from Kelly's perspective, this true life story tells of the Rosatis' lives, adoptions, and work in adoptions. It is wonderful to read about the movement of God in their lives and to understand where each of the 4 children came from. Orphan awareness is something that Hubby & I have been learning the last few years. His trip to Africa to serve orphans, international and domestic adoption and foster care by close friends, and more have really opened our eyes to the world and it's children.

While we do have to "wait more" due to financial circumstances, we do consider that fostering or adoption may be in our family's future. This book doesn't lay guilt on anyone that does not feel called to adopt or is not at the right time to adopt, it just lays foundation for praying for orphans and opening your heart to God and what He would ask you to do. It isn't a pretty story they share where everything is perfect. In fact, Kelly Rosati shows the good and the bad of fostering and adoption. I think it's a clear and relevant picture.

If you have ever considered fostering or adoption, especially if you do foster or have adopted, or if you just love to hear the stories of God, check out Wait No More. It's a quick read that will stick in your heart for a long time to come.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Easy Peasy!

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I've had the opportunity to review some great products, but few have been as useful as the slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers. This product is perfect for clipping coupons. I used it last night to clip 5 inserts. With scissors, my hands would have been hurting after the second insert. I got through all 5 and my hands weren't cramped, pinched, or hurting at all! It worked great. It takes a little getting use to as you hold it flat on the paper and the angle takes a little getting use to. Once you adjust your depth perception, it's so easy! You just cut straight across the lines. It also takes a little practice to get the right amount of pressure. Too much and you're cutting 3 layers in, not enough and you're barely scoring the paper. However once you adjust your pressure, it works so easily. It fits either lefties or righties and it's designed for an easy grip.

I think my favorite feature is the size. It will slide into my binder so easily! In fact, I'm glad there's a key hole so I can add a ring! I don't wanna lose it. It also has a magnet so you could easily hang it on the fridge. The ceramic blade is safe for even kids to use. The price is affordable at only $5.99 each! These would be great Christmas gifts for your favorite couponers or friends! See the slice isn't just for coupons! It can also be used to open packages. All parents need one of these for all those pesky plastic packages Christmas morning!





You won't be disappointed with the slice and neither will your fingers!

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History From Cover to Cover




Decision Points by George W. Bush is a personal account of history by a US president. Whether you agreed with Bush in his presidency or not or whether you voted for him or not, this is a great account of things in the first person. I really enjoyed that the format of the book is not chronological but it is set up in chapters by important events or decisions. You get to follow the President from his beginnings all the way through the end of his terms. There are also 2 fantastic photo inserts with many pictures in each.

I've always been interested in the Bush family. I dressed up as Barbara Bush for a school presentation in 6th grade. I did powder in my hair and everything! While I didn't always agree with the decisions of George W., I did vote for him and I know he will always be an important figure in history due to his seat during 9-11. This is a great account of his view of those events, including his memories of the day and the days following. Along with Sept 11, he speaks of the war, Katrina, choosing Cheney and more. If you are interested in politics or history, you will enjoy this account.

It's a long read but there is a lot of ground that he needed to cover for the book to be effective. I did at times feel as though President Bush was trying to implore me to agree with all his decisions. I don't think agreeing or not agreeing with him matters much at this stage of the game, but I think it would be unusual for there not to be some persuasive language. I've always enjoyed history and I will keep this book on my shelf to read excerpts to my kids as they get older and we discuss the events of September 11 more. It is a day no one will ever forget that was alive on that day.

Excerpt and more information is available here.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Can You Wrap That & Put it Under the Tree?

Do you ever make wishlists? In general I don't (although recently I made one on Pinterest!) but last year I emailed my mom a wishlist. The only reason I sent it was because she says I'm hard to shop for. Psssh, yea right! HA! Anyhow I was pondering on wishlists and Christmas and gift ideas this morning and I decided if I was going to make a wishlist this year, it'd be really different. I think for a lot of families it'd be different. So here's what mine would look like this year (assuming anyone would be buying me gifts):

  • Pay one month's utility bill
  • a gift card from the grocery store
  • Pay my house taxes for the year
  • A year's supply of toliet paper
  • A year's supply of detergent
  • Freezer meals
  • Large quantities of food staples
  • A half a cow (processed please)
  • Pay off one of our debts

You see while some people are in the world having 10 million dollar weddings that last 72 days, there are many of us still struggling from the economic downturn. There are many of us living on insanely small incomes, incurring extra debt along the way for necessities. Now we are supremely blessed that we haven't lost our home, we haven't had to declare bankruptcy, we haven't lived without anything we've needed, but we don't expect Christmas to be the same this year. We've changed the way we live and what was once deemed a need is now deemed an extravagance. We know we aren't alone in this struggle. We don't expect Christmas gifts for ourselves this year and our children know this year won't hold the bevy of gifts they've come to associate with Christmas. We will spend loads of time with family and we will enjoy every moment.

We will celebrate Christmas for what it is: a rememberance of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

What are you doing different as a family this year? Has the economy changed your traditional view of the holidays?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Visual Carnival (Calling all Cooks)

Have you tried Pinterest? I'm in love. I'm a very visual person and I like to do things quickly, Pinterest satisfies both. Basically you open your page and see all sorts of pictures. Each picture is then linked to the person's board that pinned it. Click again and you go to the original page. If you are crafty, there's tons of stuff for you. If you like style or design ideas, get to looking! If you like to cook...... oh. my. goodness. There is SO much AWESOME stuff!

The ones that pop out are the fantastic pictures that link you to amazing recipes! Keep looking and you will find TERRIFIC cooking tips. Seriously. I have so many cool recipes pinned that I can't wait to try! For my first Pinterest recipe, I decided to try this Oreo mini-Cheesecake recipe (Thanks FormulaMom!). First to crunch up the Oreos, I used a tip I had found on Pinterest. The tip was "to make shredded chicken like restaurants use in their recipes, use the paddle on your KitchenAid mixer. Put the cooked boneless chicken in while still warm and turn on."

This is what the paddle attachment looks like:





So I thought, wow if it'll shred chicken, I wonder if it will crunch Oreos?


Heck yea it did! In seconds! I was so excited! So the mini Oreo cheesecakes were FAB.U.LOUS! I can't wait to make them again! And for dinner.......


I decided I better try shredding chicken. It works so well! I am kicking myself for standing around with 2 forks trying to shred chicken when I've had this mixer for like 5 years!!!!!

BTW I used the shredded chicken to make some great BBQ chicken. I put the already cooked, shredded chicken in the crockpot with a mix of BBQ sauce & Country Bob's. Then I put some onion in for extra flavor. Let it simmer on low until dinner time then served as sandwiches with mayo or ranch (depending on the family member). It was tasty and perfectly shredded!

PS Pinterest is still invite only right now. If you need an invite, send your email address to carterchaosblog@gmail.com and I will get ya one! :)


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Unwritten Rules

The Social Moms writing prompt of the day is The Unwritten Rules of Playdate Etiquette........





As a stay at home/ homeschooling families we have been involved in many "playdates" from MOPS to church group to homeschooling field trips/ co-ops. We encounter so many different moms, kids, dads, and families in these groups. They are a great way to socialize, relax, learn new things, and meet new people. However we've all been in groups or situations that make us uncomfortable. I think that the type of group you are in or meeting with would determine the rules.

If I was writing a set of etiquette rules for hanging with me & my kids it would include:

* No foul language or unsavory conversations. I hate that I'd even have to include that but I am AMAZED at some of the things I've heard in the presence of kids.

* Dress yourself & your children modestly. Again should go without saying but it doesn't. It gets hot in the south but if you can't wear a bra under your tank top, put on a tshirt & a bra! Also speaking of modesty.......

* Breastfeeding isn't appropriate in front of children that aren't your own. Now I know I will step on some toes here but hear me out. I breastfed my kids but I didn't do it in public or in front of other kids. Another Social Moms contributer said it like "unless the playdate was all La Leche League members, do NOT breastfeed in front of the other mothers or children." And I will agree with her. If it's all babies and the other moms are comfortable, okay go ahead but when you have older children, they really don't need to be exposed to it. It makes them uncomfortable. Most places have a quiet area or corner where you could go to be alone to feed your baby. I took my babies to the car if we were in a public place that didn't have a quiet area. I could turn on the heat or air and the radio and be all modest and they could have a quiet meal.

* And still speaking of modesty, it's best to change your children's diaper away from the view of older children. We have a boy and a girl so they have a good idea of the difference in the sexes but families of all boys or all girls, haven't usually approached that yet. It's best to go to the restroom. Plus that gets your little one in the habit of modesty!

* Take care of your own children unless you specifically ask another parent to keep an eye on them. Now that my kids are older, I'm a little more lax with this one, but I shouldn't be! You should always (even with your spouse) bring attention to the fact that you are walking away or are distracted. This is so important for your children's safety! Simply let another adult know to have eyes and ears on your little one before you take a phone call or a bathroom break.

* Bring snacks, drinks, etc for your kids. Again one I tend to be lax about but I really try not too! If you are going on any outing with your kids, you should have snacks and drinks for them. A water bottle goes a long way. It's guaranteed that kids are going to get hungry while they are playing. Bring some snacks or keep some in the car. It makes it easier on everyone!

These are just a few of the rules I'd post if I was the playground monitor! I'm sure there are tons more that could be added! It would be great to have rules about playground bullies, certain off limits "words" for the kids, etc.

Nothing Says Fall Like.....

Each year for the past 10+ years, we have been involved in an annual chili competition. It began with my mom's old church looking for fall activities for families other than Halloween festivities. It's been held at different houses over the years. After that church disbanded, the tradition was carried on by family. This year was our first year to host the competition.

It's a pretty big deal with 4 catergories, blind judging, prizes, etc. It's always a fun time for the whole family. It's really the quintessential fall activity for us. There's also always a bonfire, smores, etc. We had such a good time this year! There were about 50 guests and 12 chilis were entered into the competition. A majority of the night was spent outside despite very cold temps.

We have a small covered patio at the back of our home. It's gotten a lot of use the past 7 years! It was the site of the chili judging and the food tables for the cookoff. I was SO glad I had our ACDelco AC354 LED Mini Aluminum Camping Lantern that was recently sent to us for review. Although the patio has a light fixture, it got very dark very quickly. When it came time for the judging, it was too dark for them to see their tally sheets! I set the Mini Lantern on the table and it was almost as good as inside light!



Not only does it put out some great light, it's so compact! It didn't take up hardly any room on the table at all! Once the judging was over we moved it across the patio to a table where several families were eating. After that I picked it up and hung it from a tree in the yard so everyone had a well lit path from the patio to the bonfire.





I cannot wait to take this lantern camping next year. Big gas lanterns are a pain and we've had several battery operated lanterns that are just too heavy. This one is so portable and light. It comes with a utility clip handy for hanging it on your belt loop or backpack or tree! It's cool to the touch so you don't need to worry about the kids grabbing it. It is versatile and could be used for many scenarios. We live in a tornado prone area and one of these mini lanterns would be a great addition to our safe place in case the electricity goes out.

It has a bright light function, dim light function, and a blinking signal function. You can purchase one through Amazon for less than $16! Terrific Christmas idea for the camper or outdoorsman on your list!

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Handy Little Light



When I was sent this handy little ACDelco AC323 flashlight to review, I knew it could best be reviewed by Hubby. Hubby doesn't get a lot of mention here on the blog but this is his time to shine. Hubby is an avid hunter and works in the law enforcement arena. He loves flashlights. He typically keeps 10 flashlights on hand. Hubby has flashlights everywhere from his cargo pants to his car to his hunting backpack. He can tell from looking at a flashlight if it will be reliable or not. He was immediately impressed with the AC323. It is compact as you can see in his picture with his walkie talkie. It holds 3 AAA batteries and is a BRIGHT 1 watt.


 As he is a man, he felt it necessary to put it through some rugged testing. He left it outside on a cold, rainy night to see how it would hold up to moisture. It held up just fine! It worked on the first click in the morning. He packed it in it's holster and took it on a special quota hunt for a weekend.


Hubby found a nifty place to prop it in the tree he was hunting from. While waiting on the deer to show up, he took a pic for us! He dropped it from the tree stand, it hit every branch on the way down, and still worked when he tried it! (He is really rough on equipment but there wasn't even a dent in it!) The holster can keep it secure whether walking across a creek or on his duty belt. At less than $17, this little flashlight will be a great stocking stuffer for your Hubby!

You can purchase the ACDelco A323 on Amazon.com!

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