How do you protect your Comforter?

I bought this as a possible bedding solution to the wear that my multiple dogs put to my comforter (and in the winters, down quilt), and because I love the feeling of soft sheets.
I honestly had never even thought of this before, and I don’t think I’ve actually heard of this type of product before it showed up in the review group I belong to.

Let me run down a few reasons why I like the Duvet Bedding Set:

  • It was super easy to use and the instructions were extremely clear on how to use the duvet cover.
  • The two Pillow Shams were very easy to use and cover the pillows with.
  • I liked the tone of the colors available.
    Here’s a few of the ones I liked:

    • Sage Green
    • Chocolate Brown
    • Taupe Sand
  • The texture of the cover and the pillow sham coverings are incredible.
    My autistic 7yr old comes in to lay down and just runs his hands over the duvet covering because of the softness.
  • The color is not harsh, but goes wonderfully with the color scheme in my room.
    I think any color would work well, as they are beautifully made with wonderful colors, but muted so as not to take away from the bedroom scheme.
  • Extremely easy to wash, and dry.
  • I mentioned dogs earlier… this has helped wonderfully with keeping the shedding off the bed, and keeping the bedding nice beneath.
  • I love how they are packaged! So easy to open and remove the products, and store them again when changing them out.
  • They come in more than one size. You can get a set in King (which I own) all the way down to Twin!  I’ve even seen Cali-King in the sizes!

Honestly, I could not find a fault with this product.
Unless the desire to own more could be considered a ‘Con’.  😉 My kids are even begging for their own sets in full and twin sizes.

Here is what the company says about the Nestl Bedding Duvet Cover:

  • Luxury Soft Duvet Cover. Simply slip it over your comforter, duvet insert, or alternative down comforter sets. The Duvet Cover is very useful, it will protect your comforter and is super easy to remove and wash.

  • King size luxury duvet cover 3pc set measures 104″ x 90″ inches. With button closure. Includes 2 pillow shams 20″ x 36″ inches with a 1 1/2 inch flange. Also available in California king, queen, full, twin sizes.

  • This luxury bedding collection is made of the highest quality double brushed microfiber strong linen for years to lasts. Fabulous selection of vibrant dyed yarn solid colors will make your bedroom look like a celebrity home.

  • Special easy care. Fade, stain, shrink and wrinkle resistant. Machine washable in cold, dries quickly on tumble dry low temperature. Hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, environmental friendly and resistant to dust mites. Microfiber material is cool and breathable and more durable than cotton.

  • Free 100% satisfaction guarantee included. At Nestl Bedding we stand behind our products. Our #1 goal is to provide you with the ultimate best customer service in the world and make you a lifetime happy customer, shop happy and confident with our 5-star satisfaction guarantee.

That last one… Making you a lifetime, happy customer… Yup.. right here 🙂

To me, the overall quality is top notch. I love that the product stands up to their claims.
The way the product was shipped was perfect for keeping it undamaged.
It appears to be well made, and will hold up to its intended use. Washing instructions are clear and precise.

I will be adding pictures at a later date. I was unable to upload them at this time.

 

~Full Disclosure: This item was supplied to me at a reduced price by the seller in exchange for my honest and truthful review. I am not told what to write, nor will I remove a negative review/remark/rating/blog post if that is what I feel the product deserves. My words are my own, and this review is based upon my personal experience with this item. I also reserve the right to add to, or change my review as I continue to use the product.~

Reusable Food Pouches… Yay or Nay?

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What’s up with the Metallic Tattoos?

What’s up with the Metallic Tattoos?

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Review of Dazzling Toys’ Pizza Pie Party

The BEST feeling in the world, for me, has always been when my kids do something sweet for another person.
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Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

The Pros And Cons of Home-Schooling

   My original title was “The Pros and Cons of Home-Schooling” but after a few sentences, I realized that a more apt title would be “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader”. I’m pretty sure that everyone has either heard about or seen that funny, informative and entertaining show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on CMT. I’ve even played a version of it at a relative’s house and it was fun, of course my team won though. 😉 Anyway for those of you who haven’t seen a commercial of it, or watched the show the sum of the show is this: An adult basically goes toe to toe with 5th graders to see if they are, over all, smarter than the children in various basic school subjects, such as Math, Science, exc. At the end, and more often than not, should the adult loose they have to proclaim, “I am not smarter than a 5th  grader”.  What does this have to do with home-schooling? Well…. let’s just say this, if you use an online/charter school, such as K12 or really any home-school curriculum, then you already know.

   If you don’t then allow me to say this: Your probably not smarter than those 5th graders and possibly in for a surprise with the younger grades as well. I was. A huge surprise at that. My child is with K12 and let me just state for the record, in ALL subjects ( except Literature ), I’m learning with and brushing up on them. (Link provided at the bottom for those interested in viewing K12’s curriculum)

   Now after a year, almost two, of home-schooling my child I can honestly say that perhaps, just perhaps, I could go on such a show and be “Smarter than A 5th Grader”, but I am in no hurry to do so. These kids are doing Pre-Algebra and Algebra and Geometry in grade school and middle-school. They are studying the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance in grade school as a general overview and a more in-depth view as they come back to that timeline in History again, after going through to present day history you have to go back to the beginning. 😉 Now don’t get me wrong, the general overview is pretty in-depth its self because I’d love to know how many grade-schoolers can tell you the names of some of these guys and when certain things happened in History and what is the Magna Carta and when was it signed? On second thought, how many people can tell me that one? I know it wasn’t a full lesson when I was in school and most of the history my child is learning I only know because it was a pet interest of mine. My child is learning things in Science that are above his grade level should he be enrolled in the traditional public school setting and well, they offer foreign languages too, massive perk in my book.

   So why isn’t every child enrolled in this type of public schooling? If it’s anything like what I’ve heard as a parent or what I heard as a home-schooled teen, myself, then all I can say is…. They are WRONG!!!! The perks WAY out-weigh the cons.

  • I got to go to school in my pj’s, everyday, and I let my child do that as well.
  • I started my school day later in the day and finished before lunch, my child procrastinates so … depends on the kid. 😉 Still less time then a traditional school day when you add in all the time put into homework afterwards because… there is no homework. Everything is done when you end your school day.
  • I got just as much positive interaction being home-schooled as I did in the public school system. My child gets more positive interactions (with other students and the teacher)  now with the K12 public school system then before and;
  • it’s a self-esteem booster because there aren’t any negative interactions which could cause detrimental issues, both in the psychi and in a future work environment. This is  true for both my son, now, and myself, back then.
  • Take off on a family vacation when you want instead of having to schedule around school breaks, or if there’s a family emergency they wont miss school. (Just need net if you’re using an online curriculum) 😉
  • It’s still free (if you use a public school option like K12)
  • You actually know what your child is doing in school every day.
  • There is a more diverse curriculum for the children.
  • The lessons, for the most part, have games to help them learn the objectives.
  • A support group, composed of other parents whom home-school, the teacher(s) and others. (A lot of home-schooling groups can be found on Yahoo and FB as well as blogs written by veteran home-schooling parents which can offer advice and tricks to get through those nasty days your child(ren) don’t want to do school work.)

   So let’s go over this again,

  1. You can wear what you want to school, even PJ’s.
  2. Start whenever, end earlier then your child’s friends (and their parents), unless they’re taught at home too.
  3. Positive interactions, nothing negative
  4. Self-esteem boost
  5. Take off whenever/Never miss school
  6. It’s still public school so, FREE!!!
  7. Your actually involved?!?! (because we’ve all had those teachers that complained you were to involved? because you wanted to know if your child was getting behind in anything so they could catch up… egad)
  8. More options? What kid doesn’t love options when it comes to non-basic subjects?
  9. Games?!?!?!? To help the children learn?
  10. A support group for the parents

Ok, so that’s ten reasons right off the top of my head that sound pretty good to me for wanting to home-school a child and I honestly can’t see a con in there to any one of them except perhaps #7 and that would be if you had a child that was younger, say k-5th and couldn’t put in the school day required with them because, parents or grandparents or guardians, you are the teachers/learning coaches. Of course, if you knew a couple of other parents that home-schooled/home taught as well and set up a rotation or even asked if they could teach your child on certain days then it’s not really a con, but let’s just list it as one

  1. requires set amount of hours/lessons put in each week (if using a system such as K12 or other home-school curriculum from a school)

That’s only one con. Just one that I can think of. So why don’t more people home-school? My guess is they either don’t know the true advantages of schooling at home or believe that there really are more cons then pros. They might, howsoever, truly not be able to do the time required for their child(ren) to get the full benefit of a home-schooled education and therefore opt for the traditional route.

Here’s a vid from YouTube that talks about some of the TOP myths concerning Home-Schooling/Home-Schoolers 🙂 Enjoy –

   That’s all for now and I hope that I’ve helped, in some way, to show the “Pros” for home-schooling as I’m sure anyone that is debating the issue has a few, perhaps even themselves, telling them the “Cons”. 🙂

Take Care and Many Blessings,

 Ya-Ya

Take A Peek / Sample Lessons < —- Link to K12’s website where they offer potential parents/students a sample lesson to view what it is like.

(I’ve put in the link for K-8th  and not the HS levels but if you wanted to check those out you can also view them.)

Calvert <— For Pre-K – 8th  ( I did a year with Calvert and they supplied EVERYTHING. You pay for the schooling and they give your child everything from the books to the pencils and paper required. )

American High School <— For Middle & High School ( I think this is link to the HS I did but it’s been a few years lol I enjoyed this HS and if it’s the same one then it’s a good program for your child. )

Now I’ve put in the links to what I’m using with my child and what I used myself as a kid in school. There are MANY other options out there I’m sure, but I like the ones I’ve listed and, honestly, if you’re looking into it you have to start somewhere. 🙂