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September 19th, 2009

Product Review and Contest: Les Mess Organizing Card Game

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CONTEST CLOSED!

Thanks for your patience ladies, I know I’m overdue on this draw!  Our three winners are:

Melissa N.

Heather C.

and

memoriesmama (Darcy)

Congratulations ladies!  Please get back to my email within 72 hours, so I don’t have to pick new winners!  I pray that this unique product will help you get your kids (and house) whipped into shape – in a fun way of course ;).

Thanks to all who entered, don’t forget to check back soon for more great contests!

Professional organizer Leslie Jacobs is the creator of the patented Les Mess organizing card game for children (and parents) ages seven and up. Designed to help families establish organizational habits in an engaging way, Les Mess is a fun, game based system that offers up a random assortment of tasks.  Some are days off, relaxation-oriented, and others are deep-down organizing, planning, or chores.  Some last for 15 minutes and range upwards to a day or even a week.

Packed in a colorful, integral box, these large format cards beckoned to my six-year-old daughter from the time they entered our home.  “Oh Mommy – what are those?” she asked.  “A cleaning game?  Can we try it?”  After much begging on her part (I’m NOT making this up) we cracked into the deck, shuffled, and got ready to clean.

The first card we drew was a ‘Fun for the Day’ card.  “Your T.V. is broken today!  What fun activities can you do?”  Unsatisfied, my daughter demanded we draw another card.  This time we picked “30 – 60 Minutes.  Organize your toys.  Get rid of anything you don’t like or haven’t played with in a while.  Give it to charity.”  We decided upon a prize (nature study time with Mom, various suggestions are provided with the game) and we were off!

After briefly explaining the concept of giving the toys to a charity, my children enthusiastically put toys away, dug through them in search of ones they could give away, and presented me with a tiny, but admirable pile considering their ages.  Even my three-year-old got in on the action.  I was impressed, my children are NOT normally so excited to tackle housework! With a 100% guarantee I think that Jacobs has come to expect results like these.

Parental involvement and teaching are certainly involved in the process, making the game a family affair.  This technique is particularly useful for children whose love language is ‘quality time’, like my oldest daughter.  When approached with a light heart, and a fun-filled attitude, Les Mess will definitely making cleaning and organizing more fun for the entire family!

Les Mess is available from LesMess.com for $14.95 including shipping within the U.S.

Thanks to game creatrix Leslie Jacobs, I have the opportunity to give away three (3) copies of the Less Mess organizing card game to three (3) separate winners from the U.S. or Canada!

So, how can you win?

CONTEST DETAILS:

To enter visit Les Mess and let me know which cleaning and organizing tasks you need the most help motivating your children to perform.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to this blog for updates – see the left hand sidebar. Leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve subscribed (or if you already subscribe).

2. Write a post on your blog promoting and linking to this contest. Leave an additional comment with a link to your post.

3. Add the Quiverfull Family button (see the code box in the right hand sidebar under BUTTON UP!) to your blog’s sidebar, or let me know if you already have the button displayed. Leave an additional comment with a link to your post.

4. Digg, Stumble, Tweet, Facebook or otherwise share this post on a social networking site. Leave an additional comment indicating how you shared this post.

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Each additional step taken counts for 1 additional entry. A total of 6 entries are available if you complete all of these steps. Please leave a separate comment for each entry!

The contest will close at 12 a.m. MST on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Three (3) winners will be randomly drawn for Les Mess on Thursday, October 01st, 2009 and notified by email. Please fill your email address in the comment form when you are completing your comment so that I can contact you. The winners must respond with a mailing address within 72 hours of my email, or new winners will be chosen. This contest is open to those living in the US and Canada.

I look forward to seeing God bless three (3) readers with this wonderful card game! Thanks for entering.

Welcome!

Jennifer. Follower of Yeshua. Wife of one man. Homeschooling mother of 5.