Friday, January 30, 2015

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Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Turn Your Dream into a REALITY - True Story

I had to share a personal story with you all today.

If you have been following me for awhile you know that I started Wahm Connect in 2010. I actually started it as a hobby to give myself something to do in my free time. A few years before I had been with 2 direct selling companies and saw there was a need online for direct sellers and small business owners to have a place to promote their businesses and allow people around the world to see and learn about all of their amazing products.

Well, much to my surprise my little hobby turned into a full time business. In less than a month I will be celebrating Wahm Connect's 5th anniversary. I have enjoyed every minute of it along the way.

I have been able to work with a HUGE variety of small businesses located all over the world. One thing I find to be #1 when working with small businesses is to build relationships. You cannot look at your customer like a customer. You have to look at that as if you have just made a new friend. Build a relationship with them and learn a bit about each one.

I've done this since the very beginning and I cannot tell you how many wonderful friendships I've made. The funny thing is I've become really good friends with LOTS of them and have never even met them in person. Through networking on facebook I've friended some of them and over the years they've been able to watch my children grow and I've been honored to do the same with them.

Now when I contact them it is on more of a friend level than business level. I love the friendships I've made and at the same time overly excited to see all of their businesses blossom. Some literally started like I did, with a hobby they did in their spare time. They were just hoping to bring in a little money to pay bills so they could stay home with their children. I am fortunate that I was able to help them with their goal a little and now many of those hobbies have turned into full time businesses for them as well.


Yes, you can have a dream but if you do not take the time an effort that dream will never amount to anything and always remain a dream. You have to take the steps to turn that dream into a reality and that is what I and so many others have done.


Also remember not to give up. There will be bumps in the road along the way but you need to stay positive, find a solution and keep right on the road to success.


My husband and I look back from time to time and honestly are still in disbelief to this day on how far Wahm Connect has come.

I have worked with hundreds of companies/business owners in over 10 countries. In the process we also launched our blog so we could share with you are thoughts on products that we've had the honor of trying out. That is where my family comes in. They are my testing crew and help in every aspect of our reviews. They really enjoy it and through the years are blog has become an album for our family. Why you say?? Well I take pictures of my children with many of the items and now we are able to look back at our blog and see how our children have grown over the past 5 years.


I've enjoyed my journey and cannot wait to see where it takes my family and I in the future.

Thank you for being a part of our HOBBY and Journey. We wouldn't be here without all of YOU!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Let your Imagination Run WILD with this 70 Model Building Set from K'NEX - Product Review #AD

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I feel it is very important for my children to use products that will let them use their imaginations and fine motor skills. K'NEX allows them to do both. I homeschool my children and I love to do lesson plans that get them hands on instead of sitting and doing worksheets all the time.

I felt when I was growing up that I learned better this way and see that my children seem to as well.

I try to incorporate K'NEX into as many lesson plans as I possibly can. I personally love sets that come with directions to build several things but it doesn't limit them to building just those. They can also use their imaginations to build their own creations as well.

We have a 70 Model Building Set -
Build anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Building Set! Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models using all Classic K'NEX pieces. Build cars, planes, sea creatures, and more. Loaded with over 700 K'NEX rods and connectors! Parts can be stored in the convenient storage treasure chest. Perfect for builders ages 7+. Made in the U.S.A.
Features:
  • Includes instructions/ideas for 70 unique models
  • 705 Pieces
  • Convenient storage treasure chest
  • Ages 7+
  • Made in the USA


    This set will keep them busy for hours. My children have been using it over and over. I've had a blast incorporating it into our lesson plans. I wanted to show you a picture of a couple of my kids creations so I had them sit down and pick their favorites so far.

    My son loves all types of fish so he decided to build a fish.  My oldest daughter decided to go with a similar theme and built a palm tree. After I asked her why she choose it and she said it went with the fish and it was also near Christmas time and we live in Florida so it was like a Florida Christmas tree for the fish...lol

    See what I mean about being able to use their imaginations.


    That makes this momma extremely happy.

    I cannot wait to use it through the remainder of our school year to see all the other creations they will come up with. Plus it comes in a really nice box that is great for storing all the pieces to keep them nice and neat. That is my OCD coming into the scene, because I am all about organizing...lol

Have the FUN of a Miniature Golf Course at your Own Home - Product Review #AD

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I remember when I was a young girl we would travel from Ohio to Florida for vacations, almost every year. We did many things on our trips but one thing that I really enjoyed was going to play miniature golf. I enjoyed all of the different courses and the thrill to try and sink a hole-in-one.

Now that I am a mom to three little ones this is something that my children enjoy to do to. We are thankful that we live in Florida and they can be found pretty easily. My children always beg to play miniature golf and we have so much fun while doing it.

Even though my children are ages 11, 9 and 4 this is something that all of them are able to do and have fun at the same time.

I know that many of you probably love playing miniature golf too. What if I told you that you could play it anytime you like?

Well, that is what I told my children and they couldn't believe it. Yes, that is right. We can simply play anytime we like at our home.

K'NEX came out with a brand new miniature golf set and my kids were beyond excited when the box arrived. First off, the box is BIG. We knew this set would take more time to put together than the others so we wanted to get started immediately. We worked on it off and on throughout a weeks time. We tried to build 2 to 3 holes each day.

Even though we live in Florida and do not have to deal with snow during the winter months we do receive a lot of rain though. So it has been tiring for my kids waiting for the weather to cooperate so we can take the set outside. We have a huge driveway and wanted to set all the holes up so they could play a full 9 holes of golf.

What I love about this set though is that you don't have to set them all up together. You can do just one if you like. This is great for those of you that don't have a lot of space in which to set them all up. You can set one or two up at a time and then switch them out.

I honestly thought this set was going to be very difficult to put together. Just the thought of 9 holes seemed to overwhelm me. BUT honestly it was one of the easiest sets we've put together. Just takes a bit more time due to all of the pieces.

This set comes with an instruction booklet in which made it very easy to follow the steps. When I say booklet that is literally what I mean. It is almost as if it is a notebook. You can flip from one page to the next and they include colorful photos showing what you are to do in each step. Each set we have received always comes with a very nice instruction sheet but K'NEX went above and beyond on this booklet. When I took it out I couldn't believe it and my children also made a comment right away on how nice it was.

We have enjoyed this set so much! We allows us to get the whole family involved. The set comes with pieces to build 2 putters. We have extra K'NEX pieces so we built and extra one so each of our children could have one to use. When my husband or I want to play with them I just add some pieces onto the putters to make the handles longer for us.

It also says it is recommended for ages 8+. That is because some of the pieces are on the small size and not recommended for small ages. I have an 11, 9 and 4 year old. My older two children helped build the holes and once we were done we allowed my 4 year old to play as well. Once it is completely assembled I personally feel it is safe for the younger aged children to play and enjoy as well. Just please remember that is just my opinion and it is up to every family on what they feel is comfortable.


Here is a description from the K'NEX site along with pieces that are included:
Build and then play with the K'NEX Mini Golf Building Set! This building set comes with over 3,100 K'NEX rods, connectors and pieces. Build all 9 holes at the same time. After you have completely built the Mini Golf Building Set, use the included four balls and two putters to challenge your family and friends at a fun and exciting game of Mini Golf. Different obstacles and challenges await you on the Mini Golf course. Can you make par?
Features:
  • Build 9 holes of Mini Golf, all at the same time
  • Comes with over 3,100 K'NEX parts and pieces
  • Includes 4 balls and 2 putters for multi-person play
  • Play inside or outside!
  • Instructions manual included
  • Recommended for builders ages 8+
 




Get Ready to Walk the Plank with Plants VS Zombies - Product Review #AD

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My son is a huge Plants vs Zombies fan. He has a few K'NEX items that are in this theme. He recently received the Pirate Seas Plank Walk Building Set.
Defeat the zombies and save your brains...on the Pirate Seas! This buildable replica of the Pirate Seas level in Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes special "rumble grid" action - turn on the battery-powered motor to make the zombies move down the rows towards the plants, just like they do in the game! Includes 1 Pirate Zombie figure, 1 Pirate Conehead Zombie figure and 1 Pirate Captain Zombie figure. Battle the zombies with the 2 included plants: shoot coconut ammo from a Coconut Cannon or launch a cabbage with a Cabbage-pult. Easy to follow building instructions included. For ages 7+. Batteries not included.
Features:
  • Buildable level from Plants vs. Zombies 2: Pirate Seas
  • 3 zombie figures: Pirate, Pirate Conehead, Pirate Captain
  • Coconut Cannon with shooting action
  • Cabbage-pult with launching action
  • Easy to follow building instructions included
  • Ages 7+


    My son was very excited to build this new set. It reminds us of a pirate ship and the figures are all throughout it. The goal is to defeat the zombies. I of course do not know much about this series but my son said it is like the Pirate of the Seas level. This particular set is motorized and it helps move the zombies on its own.




    My son got a kick out of the items used for ammo. There is a coconut and cabbage. He loves building things where you can strategically place things that combat against each other. He has had hours of fun with this play set. I asked him how much he liked it and he gave me a big 2 thumbs up.

    My son is 11 years old and built it in approx. 45 minutes to an hour. If you have a Plants vs Zombies fan then we highly recommend that you try out this set. It has definitely been a hit in our home.

Experience the Coolest Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel in your Own Living Room - Product Review #AD

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My family and I love going to amusements parks. Every time we plan a vacation it almost always involves visiting on of the many amusement parks in our state. We enjoy spending the whole day riding rides throughout the parks. One of our absolute favorites is any type of roller coaster. I think it is the thrill of the ride. I've loved to ride them ever since I was a little girl and now my children are old enough to experience them too.

Even though we would love to visit an amusement park every day, we know that we are not logically able too. So what would be the next best thing???

Well of course bringing the amusement park to our home.

Yep, that's right. We are going to bring a few of those rides right into our very own living room. Now of course we cannot physically ride them but we have K'NEX characters that can.

We recently built 2 K'NEX sets that included:
* Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set-
Blast off faster than the speed of light with the Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set! Use over 600 K'NEX pieces to build a Roller Coaster over 2.5 feet high! The exclusive inverted blaster motor launches your hanging coaster car on an out-of-this-world adventure through 18 feet of track! For more fun, download instructions for a 2nd coaster. Requires 3 "C" batteries (not included). Ages 9+.
Features:
  • Includes 624 pieces
  • Builds over 2.5 feet high
  • Exclusive inverted blaster motor
  • Includes hanging coaster car
  • 18+ feet of track
  • Requires 3 C batteries, not included
  • Ages 9+
    * 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set - Comes with 922 pieces and is recommended for ages 9+
    It also includes 2 motors too.

    My kids are loving the new roller coaster set because the car comes with people in it and they literally hang down from the car. It reminds us of one of our favorite roller coasters that we love to ride. It is as if your legs dangle from the car as you go through the entire ride.





    My children can sit for hours watching it go around and anticipate with excitement when it will make its turns. If only we were small enough to fit into the car is what my son said. Could you imagine having your very own roller coaster and no line to get on?

    I guess a K'NEX coaster is the next best thing...lol

    Then we started building the ferris wheel. It is gigantic. We could not believe how big it was once we finished building it. It has little seats going around it. My kids took some of their K'NEX characters and placed them on the seats so they could go for a ride. They've had a blast playing with it.


    As you can see in the picture above we have it setting next to a door. The top basically comes up to the door handle. this will give you a rough idea of the size.

    Along with this set you are able to build. a Spin Ride too. It too reminds my kids of one of their favorite rides. My son set it up too so that the characters could ride it as well. They have enjoyed these sets so much and really enjoyed building them.



    We also did not realize it until recently but the Ferris Wheel and Spin Ride set also makes another ride too. We haven't tried it yet but will be real soon.

    You can also take those pieces and make a Tumbling Tornado ride too. It says it measures 3.3' and my kids cannot wait to build it and try it out.  I have to admit it looks really cool. We noticed the pictured on the back of the box.


    Each set comes with easy to follow instructions to make it easy for your children to build them. Of course we do not limit it to just the kids. We love for parents to get involved too. I am like a little kid when we build the sets. I get right in there with my children each time to get in on the fun.




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Titan Fall Ultimate Angel City Campaign Building Set from K'NEX - Product Review #AD

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We were recently introduced to the world of Titanfall. I have to honestly say that I had never heard of it before. Thankfully my eleven year old son knew all about it and was beyond excited when he saw the set. He immediately wanted to open it and start putting it together. The thing that intrigued him most was the 2 HUGE robots that were included with the set.

The Set is called Ultimate Angel City Campaign Building Set. It comes with 1448 pieces and recommended for ages 8+.





He worked for a few hours off and on building the set. I will normally sit with my children and help them build each set but this one he wanted to do all by himself. He started with the robots beings they were his favorite part of the set. I have to honestly say that they are pretty cool and BIG!


They measure 10.7 inches tall. Yep, you read that right. I told you they were BIG!

My son has literally played with set over and over. I cannot honestly tell you how much as it is more than I can count on my fingers...lol



He has battle to robots against each other and with the guys that are included with the set. In which one of the characters included is a limited edition character.

It comes with a building complex and tower in which he strategically places the guys all around to protect them from the robots. If you have boys in your home that are Titanfall fans or love robots then we highly recommend you get this set.








Here is an overall description that I borrowed from the K'NEX site to give you a better idea of what all comes with set and what it is all about.
Maneuver through the war-torn streets of Angel City in the K'NEX Titanfall™ Ultimate Angel City Campaign building set! Battle your Titans in the ruined terrain of the city, jump your Pilots between buildings, and arm your weapons to continue the battle between the IMC and Militia forces. Includes 1400+ pieces that build 2 10.7" tall Titans; 6 Figures including Pilots and Spectres; and an assortment of working weapons and stationary turrets. Exclusive decals on the city walls mimic the look of Angel City while the features of the set allow your pilot to run along walls and jump between buildings. Complete the Ultimate Angel City campaign and continue the battle between the IMC and Militia. Ages 8+
Features:
  • Exclusive decals and buildable terrain re-create Angel City
  • Includes 1400+ Pieces
  • 2 Buildable Titans that stand 10.7" high
  • Features 6 figures
  • Working weapons and stationary turrets included
  • Features included allow Pilots to run along walls and jump between buildings

Monday, January 12, 2015

Introducing the New Super Mario Bros. U Layer Cake Desert Building Set from K'NEX - Product Review #AD

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Like most of your children all 3 of mine are HUGE Mario Bros. fans!!! They absolutely love all things Mario. We have the games, clothing, toys, etc that have to do with Mario and his gang.

My children were beyond excited when K'NEX started making Mario Bros. building sets. We currently have a couple and just added a new set to our collection called the Super Mario Bros. U Layer Cake Desert Building Set.

Each time we get a set all 3 of my children like to get in on the fun of building. My children are ages 11, 9 and 4. With my oldest two they are able to build the sets by themselves but I sit with them so I am able to help my 4 year old daughter so she is able to contribute to building each set we have.

They is total excitement throughout the entire building process. They must get that from me. I am literally like a little kid each time we build one. I get just as impatient to see what it will look like when we get it finished. It is great that we work together as a team to build each set because it makes the building process go twice as fast.

This newest Mario set is one of the coolest by far. We built it extremely fast and the kids could not wait to try it out. It literally has moving pieces throughout the set as well as some new characters that we have not seen in our other sets.

The characters included in the set are:
* Fire Mario
* Pokey
* Waddlewing

My children absolutely love Pokey and Waddlewing!

 
Pokey is a spikey cactus and we are not quite sure what Waddlewing is but my kids say he is a flying squirrel. Waddlewing is a Limited Edition character that is included with this set.

It also comes with coins that Mario can collect as he goes through the set and a fire plant that he can collect too.

It is recommended for ages 8+ and comes with 330 pieces.

If your children love Mario like mine then this is definitely a set that you will want to have.

Front View

Back View

Letting our Imaginations Run Wild with Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys - Product Review #AD

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Ever since I was a little girl I loved building things. I could sit for hours and just build one thing after another. I would get so excited when I would finish a project to see how it would look. Two things I enjoyed building with were TinkerToys and Lincoln Logs.

Right after I graduated high school I became a preschool teacher. I was one of three teachers in our two year old room. We had several shelves in our room that were just filled with toys. I was greatly surprised that 2 of the toys were Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys. I was beyond excited when I saw them. I just knew the excitement they would bring the 20 children that we had in our classroom. Not only could they enjoy them during playtime but during learning lessons too.

We used them to teach lesson plans and during free time it allowed them to use their imaginations. Both products are very easy for children to operate as they are perfect for little ones hands but the pieces are not to small. They are very sturdy and will hold up so they can be used year after year.

I was a teacher for about 5 years and they were still in great condition when I left from the day that I started. This is one reason that I love both of these products.

I am now a mom to three children, a boy and two girls.  We have been working with K'NEX for awhile and when we entered the fourth quarter we received a huge package with products that they wanted us to test out. When we opened the big box my kids began squealing right from the beginning. The first two items we saw in the box were a big container of Lincoln Logs and another box with TinkerToys.

My children began to take them out immediately and begged to open them. I am OCD with organization so I like for them to do one thing at a time so we do not get the pieces mixed up. We decided to open the Lincoln Logs set first. It is called The Original Lincoln Logs Collector's Edition Homestead. It comes with 361 pieces which include: Long, Medium and Short Logs, Chimneys, Roofing Pieces, Wagon, 2 Horses, and more. All the pieces are made of REAL WOOD. Yes you read that right, REAL WOOD. I love this as it reassures me that these will hold up over time no matter how much my children play with them. I also love that it comes in a huge container that they can all be stored in with a nice plastic lid. Makes for a very easy clean up.

It also includes an instruction sheet to help you design a few things, but it doesn't stop there. The most important feature is that you technically do not need an instruction sheet. Your children are encouraged to use there imaginations to come up with their own designs.

We've built: Houses, Barns, Garages, Storage Shed, Horse Stable and so much more!

The age suggestion on the piece is 3+ years. My children are ages 11, 9 and 4 and they all enjoy building with them as do I!

 
The next day we decided to open the TinkerToy box. They were amazed by all the pieces that were included and the variety of shapes and sizes. My children have been building with K'NEX sets for years. My 4 year old daughter does not have the opportunity sometimes to help us due to the smaller pieces. We were very excited when we seen the TinkerToys. It reminds us so much of the K'NEX pieces but larger so small hands are able to build easily with them.

It comes with an instruction sheet to help you build 30 things. It also includes 200 pieces that snap together and a classic since 1913. They are recommended for ages 3 and up. All 3 of my children have enjoyed building with them. Below you can see a house/garage that they built that also includes a car that actually works. They've built a windmill, bug, snake, truck and so many more things with this wonderful set. My 4 year old daughter also mentioned on how much she likes all the colors of the pieces and that they are very colorful.
 
 
 

We've really enjoyed both of these sets and my children play with them several times a week. I also homeschool my children and I have been working them into our lesson plans as well. We've been learning how to build different things and then learning how they work such as the windmill.

We hope you have enjoyed our review and be sure to do a search on our blog for other K'NEX reviews that we've done.
Plus lastly they are all Made in the USA!!!





Friday, January 2, 2015

Three Uses of a Quick Loan for Non-Emergencies #AD

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