Monday, May 22, 2017

Core Fitness Resistance Bands Set #Review

Ryan has been working out for awhile now and has always been looking for more equipment that can help with resistance training so when we were given the chance to try these resistance bands out we jumped on the opportunity.


These bands come in a wonderful set with everything you need to build muscle and lose weight. You can use these with just your body or you can use the included door support. This particular method is my favorite. You simply slide the little foam ball into the inside of your door and close it with the open straps hanging outside the hing. This is where you will connect the resistance bands for the work out.


This is a really easy to use system that is pretty self explanatory but just in case you have problems there are directions included as well as a free eBook to help you get started. Now, when my set arrived the tube for the red band was broken (well ripped actually) so I emailed the company who promptly sent me a coupon code so that I could order a new set with no questions asked. They even let me keep my first set which is awesome.

Overall, I think this is a wonderful product for the money and the customer service this company provides is the best out there. But don't take my word for it, check them out for yourself.


You can find this product and others from Amazon











 **Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Adorable Girls Watch From Aposon #Review

Sopheria got this adorable little watch to review and she absolutely loves it. The adorable watch features a purple vinyl band that is adjustable and covered with adorable kitties and hearts. The little kawaii girl is hugging her prized kitty tight and when you press the small red button the time screen pops up revealing the time in digital format. 

This is a well made watch and has been going strong for a few months now. It has gotten wet a few times, nothing major and we have not submerged it but dampness hasn't hurt it. Overall, we both really like this watch and I would personally recommend it for that little girl in your life. 

You can purchase your watch from Amazon.








*I was sent this product at no cost to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback.*

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are We Crazy? Or Just Plain Adventurous? You Decide

Anyone who knows me knows I am not a huge fan of the American dream, you know the house, the golden retriever, the yard that is fenced in so the little minions (I mean kids) can play. I love adventure and to be honest I swear I have a nomadic heart. I hate doing the same thing day in and day out which is why I begin looking into full time living on the road in an RV in the first place. It was bold, daring, adventurous it was all I craved. After some talking to the husband and waiting almost four years the goal is in site but not before we embark on another HUGE adventure first.



We have decided to go and hike the Appalachian Trail, and not just hike it but hike it as a family. If you have never heard of the Appalachian Trail I will give you a little background...It's a long ass trail! Haha no but seriously this trail is 2,184 miles long and goes from Georgia to Maine or Maine to Georgia depending on which direction you choose to hike. For us, we are starting in Georgia and plan to work our way up to Maine. I know, go ahead and ask it...Are you nuts? Yes, yes we are.

Let's face it this life is short when you seriously sit down and think of it, we are only here for a short time and the first 18 years of our lives are spend growing and learning and doing all the things that are expected of us so that when we begin year 19 we are conditioned to just go with the flow and follow the crowd and do the things that society deems as "normal." But tell me who determines what is normal and what is abnormal? Probably whatever the majority of the society believes is how things get labeled right? So, why not be different, in a good way.



So, since we decided to embark on this massive journey we have found a good friend who is willing to take over our house...well buy our house, we have started to purge our items and purchase gear. In fact we just purchased everyone backpacks and our new tent. Now it's on to sleeping gear. 

Are we crazy? Maybe a little but let me say this is be one adventure the kids will relive and talk about for years to come. All our children love the outdoors and especially hiking so when asked do I think my kids can complete this at the ages of 13, 6, 4, and 2 my answer is always the same. YES! I truly believe deep down in my heart my children can and will complete this and they will love every minute of it...well maybe not every minute but they will love it. I have decided to also put our adventure into writing and videos so that not only can we share our experiences with those friends and family back here at home but so when we return we will always have documentation to look back at and see what an accomplishment we did. 

Am I nervous? Scared? You bet I am. I hate bears, spiders, and bees but you know what this is something that I believe will help me as a person grow...in a good way and I think the same about all of us who will be tackling this adventure. So, please if you have an interest in watching our adventure sign up for the email on my blog here or follow us on Facebook

Monday, March 6, 2017

*Guest Post* How To Prepare A Minion Themed Candy Buffet

Minions are everywhere! They are the adorable little yellow guys from the movie “Despicable Me”, and they have taken the the country by storm. Kids of all ages love these little overall wearing dudes. When you add the popularity of the candy buffet for kids parties and the popularity of minions, you have a sure winner.  Let’s look at preparing a minion themed candy buffet to be proud of.



Minions:

Of course, you can find minion party favors and decorations at department stores and party shops everywhere. But, if you want to get a tiny bit creative, you can create unique props, decorations and party supplies with little effort and minimal expense. From yellow gift bags with goggles to minion take-home jars made from empty baby food containers, there are oodles of things to choose. Click here for some fantastic ideas for the DIY mom.

Centerpiece:

With our candy buffets we always recommend sticking with candy for the centerpiece. However, the minion theme almost begs to be different. It is very easy to make minion cakes from Twinkies and colored frosting. We recommend attaching the Twinkies on a circle around a glass bowl with frosting. Decorate the Twinkies to look like minions and fill the bowl with yellow and blue candy of your choice.

Candy:

Yay! The best part of the candy buffet is always the candy. You will need a good online candy store with a good selection and the experience to make you look like a pro. The colors will be yellow and blue. It is okay to use different shades or hues of yellow and blue, but keep as close to the minion colors as possible. With this theme, stick with the look of the minions. Layer your glass candy jars or vases (making faces for them is optional) with the blue (overalls) on the bottom and the yellow (minion) on top.

Bulk candy usually comes in 5-pound bags. You will need about 8-ounces of candy per guest. Pay attention to the size of the candy you are selecting. Of course, smaller candy takes more ounces to fill a container than larger candy. M&M’s, Skittles, foil covered chocolates, gumballs, and mints are the right size. Ask your candy supplier to assist you in getting the candy you want in the right colors.

Your back section of the table will require taller jars. For this area consider rock candy sticks, long suckers, candy ropes, and scoopable candy with a long scoop or tongs. The midsection is for shorter and wider candy dishes arranged around the centerpiece and the front is for short jars or trays. This is a good place for specialty candy and for candy that requires a bit of effort to get out, like gummy worms or gummy bears.

Table covering and backdrop:

For the minion theme, use a blue table covering (remember the yellow on top and blue on the bottom idea) and a yellow backdrop to keep your colors and themes alive. Decorate with the DIY props you created or the store-bought party favors and gift bags you provided.

You can break up the solids with a strip of the alternate color if you would like to. Use LED lights to add sparkle. Use yellow and blue balloons, streams, ribbons, and cut outs for the backdrop. Attach paper goggles randomly around the backdrop or the bottom of the table covering. Remember, this is your creation and it does not have to be like anyone else’s.



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lean 180 Muscle Mix Protein Powder Review


So, as most of you probably know back in 2010 I had gastric bypass surgery. Since then I have lost a total of 200lbs and regained about 70 of that (through three pregnancies) but that's no excuse. I have been trying to get back to my goal weight of 155lbs since January like 3rd. So far I have lost 21lbs in a little over two months. I have switched many things in my daily routine and including protein poweder has been one of those changes. I choose to mix a scoop of protein powder in with my coffee each morning instead of using milk and sugar and it works great.

I was offered a chance to try this new protein powder from "Lean 180" and figured why not. Now, I will say I do like the poweder BUT I prefer the powder I am currently using more and I will tell you why. First, please take a moment and check out my review video below for a little info on my experience then come back and read the rest of my review. :)



Ok, welcome back I hope that video was a little informative for you, I am not a big fan of making video reviews and I am sure you can tell. Ok, so...my beef with this product or the things I don't like are...

* The sample size was not adequate enough to provide a thorough test of the product and give feedback.
* There are only 16 grams of protein per serving (my current brand has 24 grams of protein
* There are natural and artificial flavors and ingredients
* Sucralose
* Doesn't really help curb my appetite like my current brand

The things I liked about this product based on the small sample size I got...

* Blends well with a spoon
* No aftertaste
* Blends smoothly
* Available in 4 great flavors - I had the chocolate

Overall, I would say this is better than some other brands out there but to be honest if I compate this to my current brand...I pay $37 and some change for a 4lb tub compared to $49.99 for this normal sized bag...I will stick with my current brand I would have to give this a 3/5 star review.

If you want to try it yourself I recommend that for sure. You can pick your favorite flavor from their website. Lean 180

Thursday, March 2, 2017

3 in 1 Yoochi Baby Gear Review


This is such a fantastic concept. Watch my video to see how this Yoochi portable high chair, child leash, and cart harness works. This is truly genius and so compact.





You can find this on Amazon ~>HERE<~



*Disclaimer: I was sent this product at no cost in exchange for my honest feedback*

Friday, February 3, 2017

French for Kids: Les Saisons (The Seasons) DVD Review


Allow me to begin by saying I think this is a wonderful DVD that has a good starting point to teaach your children the French language. When the DVD arrived my four year old couldn't wait to watch it. As most shows or movies go though this soon became just "background" noise which is ok with me.


You might not think your kids are listening but you would be surprised what they pick up. This lesson was easy to follow...as long as you can keep the kids' attention. I found it worked best in short lessons rather than sitting down to the whole thing at once.

Above you can see a preview of the DVD from the WhistleFritz website. It's colorful, fun, and interactive.

You also can download the booklet to help you right from their site. This is filled with help so even if you have no knowledge on French you can help your kids learn it.


You can purchase this product or others from the website.


*Disclaimer: I was sent this product at no cost in exchange for my honest feedback, all opinions stated are my own.*