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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ZzzQuil Review

Time for a quick Influenster review of ZzzQuil Nighttime sleep aid. First off let me say that this review is based on only my personal use and my results will not be the norm (I'll explain more in a moment). To start I love the idea of ZzzQuil. A none habit forming sleep aid that puts your to sleep and helps you stay that way sounds like heaven. The problem comes when you suffer from anxiety and your brain chemistry keeps the wonder drug from working right. In my case ZzzQuil only helped me fall into deep sleep faster. It did not make me feel sleepy and it did not keep me asleep. I woke up half way through the night in a jolt and could not get back to sleep. I can't say how this does or does not work for those with "proper" brain chemistry but for those like myself who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks I would have to suggest that it not be used.

I received all products complimentary from Influenster.
The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Time to review our BODYARMOR VoxBox. We received 3 different flavors of Bodyarmor sports drink to test out. My reviewers all give this a big thumbs up. I made them give a sip to old mom so I could share with all you how good these really are. They are lightly flavored and not too sweet and don't taste like you are drinking salt, like some other sports drinks. The coconut water base of these drinks comes through more in some flavors than others but they all taste good and smell really fruity. We liked the strawberry banana the best of all.

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The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Kids Faves Giveaway

Are you enjoying your summer? We are excited to celebrate summer fun with this Summer Kids' Faves Giveaway, hosted by Mommy Scene! Don't miss Mommy Scene's whole collection of Summer Kids' Faves - Toys, Gear and Activities that includes gear for traveling with kids, feeding and playtime, hygiene and naturally formulated body care, and more!

Summer Kids' Faves Giveaway

Baby Rescue Bag allows you to safely evacuate babies and small children in the event of an emergency or fire.

Brinware Tempered Glass and Silicone Dishware is the new alternative to plastic tableware for kids, made of durable tempered glass and silicone; break-resistant, microwave and dishwasher safe!

CARES Kids Fly Safe Airplane Safety Harness is the only FAA-approved airplane safety harness for babies and toddlers.

Diaper Hero is the newest scale and associated app that helps you track your baby's diapers, automatically recording the weight of each diaper, generating reports, and allowing you stay up-to-date on the changes in your baby's diapers over time.

Geleeo Stroller Self-cooling Liner helps keep your child cool on the go using a high-tech proprietary hydrogel that provides a constant and gentle cooling sensation to the contacted skin. It requires no prior refrigeration, freezing or battery and is the most revolutionary, convenient, and Eco-friendly way to chill your little ones.

Hugabugg Hugabowl toddler feeding bowl has a unique suction cup vacuum system that keeps the bowl in place on any surface.

My Early Steps Baby Walker offers a safer and more natural approach to learning to walk. My Early Steps cradles baby's torso and allows baby to use own hands for balance and have clear view of feet. The padded harness is fully adjustable for both baby's height and chest.

nuSpin Kids cup encourages the intake of water using a pinwheel that turns when children drink, and also uses straws that are preferred by pediatric dentists over other sippy cup valves.

Pacific Baby 3-in-One Insulated Baby Bottle keeps beverages hot or cold for up to 10 hours! These Eco-friendly stainless steel drinking containers are perfect for travel, outings and home feedings, usable from birth to 5 years old.

Booginhead PaciGrip fits all pacifier types and has a strong clasp that won't pull off, but is gentle on clothes. It's great for holding small toys and teethers as well.

PouchBuddy is an innovative pouch feeding tool that promotes mess-free self-feeding. The mom-approved one piece design is easy to clean, convenient, and travel friendly.

Zipzicle Ice Pop Mold allow you to make homemade popsicles. Simply fill these ice pop sleeves with your favorite flavors, zip closed, and freeze.

Buttons Diapers Wet Bag is handy for storing cloth diapers and wet clothes. These PUL wet bags keep messes, wetness, and smells contained, and come with sturdy straps for hanging on the stroller or door knob. Available in 4 sizes and 3 fun summery prints.

Little Ashkim Hooded Turkish Towel is made of rayon from bamboo and cotton fibers which make them not only feel silky soft on your little one's skin but are super absorbent as well. These cute hooded towels are lightweight, breathable, and durable.

Piggy Paint is a natural, Eco-friendly nail polish for kids. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies. Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with the Eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Made in the USA!

Rock the Locks Natural Detangler helps manage knotty and tangled hair while conditioning and giving it a natural beautiful shine. Non-aerosol spray makes application quick, convenient, and fun while allowing for one-handed use. Made in the USA!

Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches combine style and convenience in an Eco-friendly container you can fill with healthy smoothies, yogurt, and homemade blended snacks. Easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening, Yummi Pouches are available in 4 patterns and are ideal for kids to take healthy snacks to the park.(check out our review)

Yummi Pouch Cloth Snack Bags are lined with a moisture resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags open with a zipper and come in two sizes and 16 cute patterns, perfect to hold crackers, sandwiches, and dry snacks.

Enter for the chance to win these great products featured in Mommy Scene's Summer Kids' Faves!

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on August 12th, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

This is the perfect summer treat for anyone who is obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter like myself. Plus it's peanut butter and fruit so it's not all unhealthy! Most importantly there are only two ingredients and very little effort involved in making these tasty treats.

: Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites :

1 Banana (or more, who cares, make as many as you want).

1 Jar Peanut Butter Chocolate spread. I used Skippy Dark Chocolate, but Hersey's is really good too.

wax paper or aluminum foil.

Peel and cut banana(s) into bite size pieces.

Scoop about 1/2 cup spread per banana into a microwave safe bowl. Heat spread until runny. All microwaves are different so heat in 10 second increments until desired thickness.

Lay out wax paper or aluminum foil on solid freezable surface (cookie sheets or cutting boards are good for this).

Drop pieces of banana in the melted spread, push under to cover, and scoop out with a fork. You'll want to use a fork so extra spread can drip through into the bowl.

Arrange dipped banana slices on your paper/foil. Once all your slices are dipped, put your tray flat in the freezer. It doesn't take very long for these to set up (appx. 10 minutes). The longer you leave them the colder and harder they will get. When you choose to eat them is up to you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The DIY Test

So you've been staring at your old kitchen cabinets all day dreaming of how beautiful it could look but put off by how expensive it would be to have them done, when it dawns on you, DIY, that's the answer. How could you not just do it yourself, it's so easy. All those TV shows do it, why not you! Well before you get started, we've come up with a 5 step trial run to prep yourself for living in a DIY household. Once you've completed these test runs you will be ready for anything that comes your way.

  1. Visit your local grocery store and buy the largest bag of flour you can find. Place in the back of your vehicle and cut a small slit anywhere in the bag. Now drive home (take sharp turns where possible). When you get home carry the bag through your entire house with the slit facing down. After you've gone through every room, if any flour remains, shake the bag over your bed, couch, and every eating surface. Now place fans on high at every corner of the house and attempt to vacuum up all the flour. Done? Great! You are now prepared for the never ending clean up of dust that results from all remodeling projects.
  2. Buy a pint of paint, any terrible color will do. Dump the paint into a plastic baggie and poke several holes into the bag. Now place all your favorite clothes in your washing machine and shove the paint bag in the middle. Run a spin cycle then remove clothes. Now try to clean every drop of paint off any item it got on. Done? Super! You are now ready to paint anything. Because no matter how careful you are, you will get covered in paint. And not just you, some how clothes you never wear will get paint on them, and furniture, and carpet, and pets...

  3. Find a large rock. Now drop it on your foot, hand, knee, or head. I'll wait until you've quit crying. Get an ice pack, it's okay, I'll wait. . . . Done? Wow, you are a trooper. You're ready for some heavy lifting now. Furniture, cabinets, lumber, it's all the same when you loose your grip and it hits you on the way down.
  4. Grab a knife. No, no, by the blade, grab a knife. Bleeding? Super! While you clean the wound and get stitched up, I'll tell you that DIY is a never ending world of sharp objects that slice, cut, and poke. Take on enough projects and you will eventually end up getting stitches.
  5. Finally step. Time to head back to the grocery store. Make your regular shopping list but this time as you get to each item, grab the item right next to it instead. Break, crush, or damage a few of the items while putting them in the car. Drive all the way home and unload everything. Take inventory of items to see if you can possibly live with what you ended up with. Take back any item you didn't ruin or can't return and buy the correct item. You may only return one item per trip. You are now prepared to purchase all the wrong supplies in your attempts to DIY. No matter how careful you are you will always end up with the wrong something or too many of something else and want or need to return items which may unfortunately not all be returnable. Save those receipts, you're going to need them!

Congratulations! You are now ready to DIY (or at least as ready as anyone can be).