Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sweating with Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatbands

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As you know, I love to sweat, #WillRun4IceCream, and I do like all things cute and functional. So when I had the chance to try the Suddora Pink Ribbon Sweatbands, I was happy to give them a try.


First I love the color. Although I am known for my neon when it comes to working out, I also am a fan of pink. Second, I have friends who have battled breast cancer, or friends who have loved ones who battled breast cancer, so these sweatbands invoked memories for me. 

Quality: They are 80% Cotton, 12% Spandex & 8% Nylon. I found them very soft and comfortable. And to be honest, I thought the headband would slip when I ran. Hey, most of them do. So I was really surprised when this one stayed put. Yep.... for real. 



And the wristband was great at wiping away sweat. And it also stayed put and didn't slip. 


Overall, I was pleased with these sweatbands. I'll have to hide these from Lil Man, or buy him his own pair because he's going to love them. And then I will never find them again. 

And just an FYI, bulk discounts are available for organizations looking to buy for their members. You can check out Suddora Sweatband collections here


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spin Your Salad With Key Largo Traders Salad Spinner

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As you know, I'm trying to eat healthier with real whole food. (Our Journey To Healthier Eating Begins) and that has prompted me to eat more salads (minus the sugary fatty dressings and croutons).

But, I didn't have a salad spinner, and although I would try to dry my lettuce with paper towels, I would still wind up with super wet lettuce. So when I heard about the Key Largo Traders Salad Spinner, I couldn't wait to test it out.

It is a large 4.5 quart salad spinner. The basket doubles as a colander, and the bowl could be used as a serving dish for the salad.

So Lil Man and I put it to a test. First of all, it was super easy to use. Put the washed lettuce in the colander, place it in the bowl, put the lid on, and press the handle. Yeah, it isn't really that complicated is it?

Lil Man thought it was super fun to do. :)


And it definitely spun the water off of the lettuce. 



I put a lot of lettuce in there, and I probably should have spun it some more. The lettuce wasn't bone dry, but it was definitely dry enough to make a salad. And next time I will either use a smaller amount or spin it longer.

The 'stop' button came in handy to stop the spinning so that I could go ahead and get the lettuce out without having to wait for it to stop on its own. Overall, I'm pleased with the Key Largo Traders Salad Spinner, and I know that my family will put it to good use.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

I'm In Love With The Kobert Premium Waterproof Case

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I am so so so so excited. When I saw the Kobert Mobile Premium Waterproof Case I was kicking myself for not hearing about it earlier.



I could have used it all summer at Hershey Park as we were Hershey Park Happy. There were numerous times on the boardwalk that I wanted to take pictures, but couldn't because my phone couldn't get wet. Or when we were at the pool, running through sprinklers, or dunking our heads under water.

And the Kobert Premium Waterproof Case will be perfect at the beach. I don't like having my phone at the beach because of the sand and water. Well that problem is solved now.

And when I run, #WillRun4IceCream, I usually always run with my phone - mainly for safely reasons, but I also like to take pictures along the way sometimes. And there have been numerous times that while I was out running (No, I'm not a fair weather runner. I will run in rain and the snow), that I've wanted to take pictures.

Well, you can't do that if your phone can't get wet. Well, now I can. Cause with the Kobert Mobile Premium Waterpoof Case I can take pictures in the rain, the snow, even under water!

Testing the Kobert Waterproof case before use 

Using my phone in the case to test picture taking 

And I love the fact that my iPhone 5s will fit in it WITH the hard cover case. Removing the case is not easy, and it takes time. So the fact that I can just slip my phone (case and all) into the Kobert Mobile Waterproof Case is the final selling point for me. I'm sold. I love it. And I will get multiple uses out of it. And I honestly think you will too.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Making The Most With What You Have

It's no secret that I struggle this time of the year. I miss my family very much, I hate the fact that my son is growing up for them in front of the camera and in videos because that's the only way they get to see him.

I hate that they hear secondhand the cute things that he says instead of hearing it for themselves. So no this is not an easy time of the year for me. It compounds every heartache into a compressed six weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. And in addition to those feelings, it seems as though everyone else that I know is busy with their own family - and rightfully so. But while they are busy, our once busy schedule pretty much becomes nonexistent. 

We are left to our devices to try to fill the void. I'm trying to make happy holiday memories for the three of us. Doing the best that I can do, and at times still feeling as if I am failing miserably.  

Hubby is gone most days out of the next 10 days. So Lil Man man and I are on our own. I'm thinking this non-crafty mama is going to become very familiar with Pinterest, and Lil Man and I are going to try to do some Thanksgiving crafts and decorations. Hey we're the only one that sees our house anyway so it doesn't really matter if it looks terribly bad right?  :-)


Although it's just the three of us I do plan to try to cook this year. And since Lil Man  likes to help in the kitchen, I think he and I will do most of the cooking together since Hubby is out of town. It won't taste like my mom's or my grandmother's and how I wish I could sit around the table with them and share a meal. God the pain sometimes does feel unbearable - the gaping hole. I think sometimes my heart is literally going to break with the acheBut I know it's not. And I know that I have to focus on the positive and the now. I have to make the most of the precious things that I do have - our family of 3


And although it may seem silly to go to so much trouble to create a meal for just the 3 of us, I'm trying to recreate my fond memories and my husband's while creating memories for my son that I hope someday he will cherish. I hope he will look back, and while his friends may be talking about how they spent time with grandparents, aunts and cousins, that he remembers with fondness how he and I made paper turkeys, cooked together, and the three of us sat down as a family and enjoyed being together. I hope that he doesn't feel the hole in my heart. I hope his heart feels full. 

I'm trying God. I am trying. Please help me, cause the truth is, I can't do it without You.  





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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

RedApple Reading Program Review And Giveaway


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I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for a great educational program for Lil Man. Even though he's only 3.5, I am still curious to see what's out there.

I was given the opportunity to review the RedApple Reading program, and I was an instant fan. Setting up a parent account was easy. After that was completed, you set up an account for your child. The child then logs in to reach his or her account. (Of course, the parent can log in and see progress reports and take care of administrative duties).

Since Lil Man is only 3.5, I logged in for him. At this point, a lot of the the reading program was a little more advanced for him. It is designed for children 4-9. But with my help he enjoyed it. And with more practice, I believe he will better understand the concepts. Each child of course develops at his own pace.

You can access the program through the computer, or apps. We preferred the app as it was easier for Lil Man to use. Here are a few screen shots.






As you can see, it's fun as well as educational. Pretty much, the child is learning as they are 'playing'. You too can give it a try. You can try before you buy, but one of you will win a trial membership. Simple enter the giveaway tool below. The giveaway ends at 4:00pm, EST, November 12, 2014. 




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