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OPEN is the New Black

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 02:06 PM
posted by admin

Since our last blog notifying everyone that we would be “closing the doors” we have had a tremendous outpouring of love, support and concern on many levels.  We have come to the realization that while it took many long sleepless nights to get us to that decision the underlying factor is we have a great product that mom’s need and an amazing team in place and with a slight shift in operations we will be able to continue and move forward.  So it is with great pleasure to announce that…

Dapper Snappers will remain OPEN! 

 

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Our manufacturing process will remain the same to ensure the same high quality products that are hand Made in the USA.  We have a new management team that is currently transitioning over and you will continue to receive the same level our outstanding customer service and attention to your orders as you have enjoyed in the past.

If you would like more information or have any questions, you can always reach us at Sales@ToddlerTechUSA.com or at 866-99TTUSA (866-998-8872).

 

If you would like to purchase Dapper Snappers > click here!

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Post Christmas Clean-Up Tips

Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

It’s now time for that dreaded post-Christmas clean-up. I know, none of us like to think about it, but it’s still there, the clutter, the tree, the decorations and the mess. Here’s some links to a few amazing and helpful sites that have some pretty great ideas on clean-up and decluttering!

  • Holiday Clean Up: Clutter Cutting Ideas for Year’s End - CLICK HERE!
  • The Time Manager - How to Organize After Christmas - CLICK HERE! 
  • 10 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ORGANIZING AFTER CHRISTMAS - CLICK HERE!
  • Get a head start on next Christmas with these tips - CLICK HERE!

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Now turn on some of your favorite music and make it a fun clean-up process!

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com/orzalaga

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Thank You 2014 Welcome 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 03:12 PM
posted by mrscaz

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We want to thank all the vendors and customers for your business in 2014. Today is the day after Christmas and there’s lots of trash to be taken out, cleaning to do around the house and if you have little ones with new toys there will need to be some order. Thank You

The 2015 New Year is just around the corner and some of you may have resolutions up your sleeve. Some of the most popular resolutions set by an individual can be financial investments, weight loss, braking habits, better mom/dad/husband/wife… etc.. Some may even liken the challenger approach. Meaning, it wasn’t an interest to resolve anything for the new year it was simply a challenge set before them that sparked an interesting range to see themselves obtain a new goal. These are New Years Resolutions that we call “unspoken”. What kind of resolutions do you have?

 

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This Months Baby Pics

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 02:12 PM
posted by mrscaz

Good Day Friends,
Attached are the photos that were sent in for the funny baby photos this month. Aren’t these little ones just so precious? Good luck to all you little dapper snappers! Parents thank you for sending us these precious moments.

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FUNNY BABY PHOTO CONTEST

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 02:12 PM
posted by mrscaz
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Holiday Coloring Pages

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 02:12 PM
posted by mrscaz

Happy Holidays Moms & Tots! We sure hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As the older children may have returned to school, parents may be very busy preparing for Christmas and  New Years as it so quickly approaches. Attached are some printable coloring pages for you to share with your little ones. Just add a couple of crayons and inspire a moment of holiday creativity.
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Printable Holiday Coloring Pages

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More More Please!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

On this anniversary I like to reflect back at all the wonderful things about my mom. She was a good cook. I remember eating all kinds of things; Liver & Onions (really liked it), Beef Heart (it was delicious!), Fish (accidentally swallowed the bones and got them caught in my throat), Breakfast Potatoes (My mother-in-law makes these for me now), Cream Slurgy on Toast (I’ll tell you about it some other time), and the family favorite More. More of what, you ask? More is the name of this easy and inexpensive meal my mother used to make for us. Today I’m going to share it with you. Mind you, many will say something like….Oh, that’s goulash! But it’s not called that in my home. More is more than a quick meal. More is a memory passed down. So without further ado…

More More Please! Recipe for goulash.

Ingredients:

1 lb hamburger

16 oz Macaroni Noodles

1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1 can of corn, drained

 

Brown Hamburger and drain. Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.  Pour the sauce, hamburger, and corn into the noodles and simmer until hot. Serve and enjoy!

As I said…easy, inexpensive. Best of all? The kids ask for More More Please!!!

More MORE Please!!!

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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What’s New? A Small Biz Needs Help

Monday, March 5, 2012 @ 11:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I blogged about this over the weekend, but in case you didn’t see it, find out how you can help save a small mom run business. As a mom-inventor and business owner, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart.

I hope you can take a minute and spare a dollar or two to help out this business.

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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Customer Service Review: Walgreens

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 04:02 PM
posted by mrscaz

 

Fighting for good customer service

So you know how I’m a stickler for customer service? I have a tendency to tweet when I receive bad customer service. I also tweet when I get awesome customer service. Well…this time I got some good and some bad. It all happened the other day when I had to get a different dosage for my prescription. I needed to take 1 1/2 pills a day instead of 1. It wasn’t a huge deal, or so I thought.

I received an automated message from Walgreens that my prescription couldn’t be filled because of something with the insurance. Not a big deal really, I figured I would just call them and find out what was going on. After all, I waited until I only had one pill left to call them. So I guess it was a big deal, but not a I’m-gonna-freak-out-if-I-can’t-get-my-meds kinda deal. I spoke with a pharmacy tech, hoping that she could just tell me what the call was about and if there was anything I could do. It turns out that my crappy, expensive private insurance won’t cover more than 1 pill a day. Go figure. “So what do I do”, I ask. She starts to explain again about the insurance denying coverage. I interrupted her and I tell her I understand that, but what are my options since I am down to 1 pill. Usually, they will give you up to 3 pills until you get authorization so you don’t have to skip any doses. She didn’t offer that. She got really defensive and said there was nothing she could do and I would have to speak with my doctor and the insurance company. Okay, not a problem. Then she says I can purchase a couple pills to hold me over.

This is when things get really wonky. I got the feeling the first time I interrupted her that she was overreacting to whatever she was thinking I was saying, or moreover how I was saying it. I wasn’t mad or sad or crying or upset or distressed. As a matter of fact, I was smiling. I asked her how much a couple pills would be and she asked me how many I would want. Since she already said “a couple”, I assumed she had a number in mind. But we were going around in circles. She kept saying the same thing and I was confused as to why she was being so cranky with me and why “a couple” wasn’t 2. It spiraled out of control quickly. I tried to stop her from freaking out on me but obviously interrupting her repeating herself was some sort of trigger. She accused me saying, “Well YOU are the one getting upset!” I laughed and told her I wasn’t upset. I was about to tell her that she gives horrible customer service and suggest she invests in some training, but instead asked to speak with her supervisor. Without so much as a “Sure. Hang on,” she put me on hold. If it weren’t for the hold music, I would’ve thought she hung up on me.

I was on hold for 30 minutes. That’s right. On. Hold. THIRTY. Minutes.

I hung up, which I assume she was wanting. But what she didn’t count on is that I know Walgreens well enough to know that if I tweet about it, they will respond.

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And what do you know? Someone tweeted to me just a few hours later.

 

Dapper Snappers toddler belts tweet

 

A couple emails with Kristen and later that afternoon, the manager at the offending Walgreens called me. That was quick! I wasn’t expecting word for 2 days. The manager asked about the situation and apologized for the misunderstanding and the hold time. He admitted she should have called him to pick up if the pharmacy manager was too busy. I explained to him that it felt as though I was the bill collector and she had no money and was freaking out. It seemed to me that maybe she needed further customer service training. Also, I forgot I live in Florida, not Oregon, which makes a huge difference in expectations of relations.

So with the bad, so comes the good. Walgreens stepped up and provided (almost) immediate customer care. Once again, I applaud Walgreens for excellent customer management.

 

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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Low Calorie Turkey Enchiladas

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 @ 01:02 PM
posted by mrscaz

Here I am, Susie Homemaker, slaving away in the kitchen everyday as soon as I leave the kids belts factory. I’m chopping, mincing, dicing, slicing feverishly to prepare a fancy 5 course gourmet meal for my loving family…. Yea right! Who has time for that? I certainly don’t and I’m pretty sure you don’t either and you know what? That’s ok! I hate spending time on stuff I have to do, when I really want to be playing with my kids and spending time with my hubby. Eating, unfortunately, is sort of a necessity, so I have to prepare something (housework… not so much. I saw a sign that said “Please excuse the mess, my kids are making memories” and I think those are words to live by!).

As I mentioned in an earlier recipe post, my assistant has been sharing healthy (low cal, low fat, whatever) recipes with me. This one sounds really good , although I haven’t tried it, yet. Jen swears it was amazing and she is a self proclaimed Master Chef so I guess I should listen to her. She says it comes together pretty quickly, too.

Anyway, if you are like me, you love Mexican, but you know how horrible it can be for your waist-line. Well, here is a healthy take on enchiladas. It makes 4 huge servings and is less than 400 calories each.

Turkey Enchiladas
1 Can Low Sodium Black Beans (15 oz)
4 Cups Stewed Tomatoes
½ Cup Chopped Onions
1 Can Ro-Tel - Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies (if you aren’t a fan of heat, skip these)
1 Cup Frozen Spinach
8 oz Lean Ground Turkey
4 Ole High Fiber Low Carb Tortillas
2 Oz Cabot - Cheddar Cheese 50% Reduced Fat
1 tbsp Argo - Cornstarch
2 tsp Chili powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pre heat the oven to 350. In a skillet brown the ground meat with the onions, salt and pepper. In a separate pot, heat the stewed tomatoes, Ro-Tel tomatoes, spinach and chili powder until boiling. Once the meat is browned, add the black beans. Now that the tomato mixture is boiling, mix the cornstarch with a little cold water until it’s blended. Slowly stir the cornstarch into the tomato mixture.  Take half of the tomato mixture and add it to the meat mixture. In a 9×13 pan spoon in a layer of the tomato mixture to cover the bottom. Divide the meat mixture into four and fill each tortilla shell equally then place in the pan. Pour the remaining tomato mixture over the enchiladas and then top with the cheese. Bake until cheese is browned.

Jen adds a little guacamole to hers and serves it with a side of veggies, you could also top it with some shredded lettuce and a few chopped raw onions, tomatoes and cilantro.

This sounds really good and I can’t wait to try it out. Let me know what you think!

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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