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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Camping is a Great Way to Have Family Time Together


It is very important to make time to get away with our children every now and again. Day to day life is so busy with work, school, and running the household that we often forget to simply enjoy each others company. The kids grow up way too fast. Don’t let these days slip away. Planning to go away for the weekend allows you to get away from your “to do” list and focus on your family members without any distractions.

The first step in planning a weekend getaway is choosing a location. Keep it simple. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a popular tourist attraction. There are many parks throughout the country where you can find plenty to do without blowing your budget. Book a stay in a cabin, rent an RV, or just pitch a tent. You and the kids will have fun being a part of the natural setting.

While staying in a park, take advantage of all there is to do. Most parks have several hiking and walking trails for all kinds of skill levels. Seeking out the native foliage and wildlife can be a great way to learn while having fun together. Fishing, swimming, and boating are also popular activities in parks that surround lakes or rivers.

Along with exploring the park trails and looking for wildlife, you can bring along some games to play. This is a great way to spend time together and have some fun. Badminton and Bocce Ball are ideal for older kids while cornhole is something all ages can enjoy. You’ll find regulation cornhole boards in your local sporting goods store or online from sites like CustomCorntoss.com

After a long day of hiking, playing, and enjoying each others company, you and your family can create a wonderful meal together. Cooking over a fire allows you to include the kids in preparing the meal. Help them make their own hotdogs and burgers while teaching campfire safety. Don’t forget the smores for dessert.

Following these simple tips will allow you to have a successful weekend getaway with your family. You’ll be surprised how much the kids will open up with you when there are no video games, work, or household chores to distract you from each other. You may even find yourselves planning the next trip together during the ride home.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Premama Digastive Aid Review


Do you feel that your body needs help eliminating waste? Try  the Premama Digastive Aid  because it really works. It is safe to use during and after pregnancy. Thought I have to tell you that while the product helps stop constipation it don't taste good.The flavor is vanilla carmel. It taste a little like carmel but it leaves an after taste in your mouth. So I would advise taking it with water. The good thing about this product is that, not only dose it help with constipation but it also give you 1 billion CFU of probioties which is good  for your immune system. You take 1-4 chews daily.  There are 28 chews per box.
    It has 4 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and1 billion cfu of bacliius coagulans. It is a vegetarin product. The cost 16.99, is a little high because the reccomended amount is 1-4 chews daily, so these vitimans will only last for a week or more, depending on how many you take.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Howell Nature Center A Great Place To Take The Kids



  


 



I know I usually write about  product reviews, but today I want to do something a little different and write about a great place to take your kids for a day trip. The  is a wonderful and affordable place to go because it is free. You can leave a donation if you like to.For a fee you can do  rock climbing, zip lines, tight rope walking. They  have a play area for the kids with a brand new tree house made out of cedar wood, it is built around trees.Near the tree house is a  fountain where the children can play in. There is also  a sandbox, xylophone and much more. There are animals that you can view. We didn't get a chance to see them but I heard it is nice. Just bring some walking shoes and some lunch because this park in the mountains and you are sure to work up an appetite.The staff was very friendly and helpful. My children and I had such a wonderful time!



1005 Triangle Lake Road

Howell, MI  48843



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Home Renovation Contractors


5 Practical Home Additions for the Family

Many people will have additions built onto their home to boost sales value or curb appeal. However, there are some that can be more centered around the family. Instead of merely looking at an addition as a way to increase space, why not build something practical for everyone? Finding a home renovation contractor may be your first step in providing one of the following for your family.

Swimming Pool

Not only are swimming pools fun for the family, but they are one of the greatest tools for fitness. Everyone in the family may benefit from swimming as it may save money, boost health and entertain everyone for years to come. It also makes it easier to throw a pool-party barbecue during special occasions.

New Floors

Have you ever considered what new floors can do for yourself and the family? A lot of people don't take into consideration things like mold living under older pieces of carpet or padding. Not only will a new floor look nice, but it may also contribute to everyone breathing easier. This is especially true if there are asthmatics in the house.

Family Room Addition

A room specifically for family engagement can be a worthwhile investment. From game consoles to table-top board games, having an area specifically for this purpose can offer more to the experience. This also makes it easier to play without interfering with other people. You wouldn't want a heated game of Monopoly to interfere with someone watching a movie in the same room.

Landscaping

Studies show people who surround themselves with plant life are less likely to suffer from stress and depression. Some experts believe this to be true regardless of the age group. Landscaping gives you the opportunity to improve the mindset of everyone in the house. From garden areas to built-in waterfalls, the impact to everyone's mental stability could be worth the investment.

Paving and Concrete

Safer walkways are always a bonus for everyone. Replacing paving stones or fixing concrete driveways and sidewalks could mean the difference between walking up to the door or tripping and spraining and ankle. You should never underestimate the value of a good, flat surface when walking around the property.

Home additions are a way to expand living space while giving greater functionality to the homestead. These are only a few ideas that may be the most practical. After all, you're not the only one who lives in the house. Build onto the property and allow the family to feel comfortable. It may contribute to strengthening bonds of everyone under the roof.





Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Mamaway Ring Sling Review



If you are looking for a great and easy way to carry your baby then this Mamaway Ring Sling is  for you.
 This ring sling comes in a plastic box that states the benefits of wearing baby. I  like products that tell you the benefits of the product.When I opened the box the carrier was wrapped up in a little pouch, to my surprise this little carry pouch is actually sewn onto the carrier so you have a convenient way to store your carrier when not in use and you can easily put it in your diaper bag. I love the fact that it is very easy to put the baby in and out, because with other baby carrieers when the baby is asleep, it is hard to take the baby out without waking it!

 I was amazed by how easy it was to thread the carrier through the rings and how well the rings kept the fabric in place. The material just glides through the rings while you are tightening the carrier for a secure fit. The Prima Cotton is a very breathable and sturdy material so even in Summer I am able to use this Mamaway Ring Sling without getting hot.

I received the Mamaway Ring Sling free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

David Yurman Solari Jewelry Collection


Do you like jewelry but don't want to look fancy? Then the David Yurman new 18k gold Solari collection is a must see! I love how simple the design is because, you can wear it any day or anywhere with a pair of jeans or a dress! Click the video and Watch now!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Premium Cocktail Shaker Set by SHIKSHOOK Review







This cocktail shaker would make the perfect gift. It comes with a built in strainer that allows you to strain your cocktail and pour directly into your glass after you make it. All the products are easy to clean and safe for the dishwasher. This is high quality stainless steel, and all the beginning tools to start your at home bar. It comes with a 25oz cobbler shaker a double jigger 1&1/2 oz, 2 pourers and a velvet case to put it all in. This shaker also comes with a Ebook that has 100 bonus cocktail recipes in it. This shaker is very well made and its made out of stainless steel 304 grade. I absolutely love this shaker set I can can mix up all types of non alcoholic drinks.This shaker is also dishwasher safe if you don't feel like hand washing. 

   I received this product free in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.    Get yours Here.
 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Tria's Best Skin Sweepstakes!








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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pantene Expert Pro-V Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner Review



I am always looking for products that will make it easy to comb my daughters hair because they are so tinder headed. I tried this shampoo and conditioner first on my hair and was impressed by how much moisture it put in my hair. It left my hair looking shinny and soft. I loved the smell and how much suds that it make. So after loving what it did to my hair I tried it on my daughters hair and boy was I impressed by how it took away the tangles from their hair! I was able to comb their hair with them crying! It was such a relief! I will be buying more of this and I recommend this product for anyone with  with hair that's frizzes and has lots of tangles and also if you have dry hair. I got this product free in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Live Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller Review



I brought the Infinitely Muscle Stick Roller from amazon and I received fast shipping as always. It was packaged well. The Muscle Stick Roller 18" and is black and blue. It is very easy to use by just rolling the stick up and down on your body.
 
The plastic plastic rollers have some sort of lip on them that creates a scratchy punchy feeling on naked flesh if applied with  pressure. This roller is great for the legs, specifically the quads. It's also extremely easy to use on your own legs.

   The massage rollers incorporate soft rubber hand grips, which are contoured to fit perfectly into your hands for  comfort! Eccentric floating rollers adjust to fit your body to provide the best possible massage. Every massage roller includes a FREE eBook outlining numerous ways to get the most from your new Live Infinitely product. You get lifetime access to our how-to video collection explaining how to massage your your body. It a great deal.
 I received this product at a discount price. All opinions are my own. 
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

| Cocktail Shaker By Tropicooland Review


  I’m happy with the quality of this shaker. It is the perfect size and It also comes with a free jigger. Weather you're mixing drinks for yourself or for a party, this shaker will help you create the perfect drink. The stainless steel color is modern, and goes with any decor. It's lightweight, and easy to store, and looks decorative as is so can be displayed out of the box. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for quality shaker.I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gwen Stefani New Album


Bonus! If you get Gwen Stefani’s new album #ThisIsWhatTheTruthFeelsLike at Target, you get 4 extra songs! That is what a bonus feels like! #O2O http://bit.ly/GwenNewAlbum

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sir Bananas™ bananamilk and Chocolate Bananamilk Review

I was chosen to sample the Sir Bananas™ bananamilk and Chocolate Bananamilk with my friends. I received coupons for free Sir Bananas™ bananamilk and Chocolate Bananamilk , Sir bananas tote bag and a soft  Frisbee, stickers and coupons to share with my friends.

 We had a wonderful time.The children enjoyed the Sir Bananas stickers! And the moms were happy to receive the coupons.

I really enjoyed the Sir Bananas milk. It taste like natural bananas, chocolate cocoa and milk. My husband and children loved it. The best part about this drink is that it is made with all natural ingredients .It has no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and is a good source of protein and calcium and real cocoa powder. It is great as a snack and to use in pancakes.You can find the Sir Bananas™ bananamilk and Chocolate Bananamilk  at Kroger.
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time, breakfast, or even in your favorite recipes, because BANANAS MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER.™ - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.otD0GlO3.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf
Made with the goodness of milk and real bananas, Sir Bananas™ is a good source of eight essential nutrients, including protein and calcium, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. This delicious and creamy drink is available in two flavors—bananamilk and chocolate bananamilk, made with real cocoa—making it perfect for snack time - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2016/01/sir-bananas-bananamilk-and-chocolate-bananamilk/#sthash.f0jaAbO6.dpuf

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YIKO WZ-01 Headset with Microphone and Detachable



I brought the WZ-01 Headset with Microphone-Yi  and it came fast despite it being shipped from China. The things that I like about this product is that, the cable is removable. I like this idea because I had to throw away many pairs of head phones in the past because the cables went bad. The cord is flat which means fewer tangles during storage and transport. This cord is also more durable than most cords.The headband is adjustable and padded. There is the right amount of compression on the ears and the ear portion is covered by a soft fake leather and it is very soft. The construction makes them very sturdy.

  The black and metal have a different look. I prefer the head phones that are made with are made with plastic.The sound quality is not so great when the headphones are on full volume or when you listen on low volume either. The other problem I have with this headphones is that it makes my ears sweat when I wear them.

I bought this item at a discount in exchange for this honest and unbiased review. These opinions and thoughts are my own,.  I only recommend products that I genuinely like.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Essence of Lavender Lotion Review




( I was offered this product at a  reduced price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)

 I like the lotion. It's thinner than standard lotions that I have used, but still creamy. It absorbs quickly into the skin and does not feel greasy or leave a residue. It left my skin feeling smooth and soft.
   The one thing that I really don't like about the lotion is the scent. It's called Essence of Lavender, but in the main scent in the bottle is turmeric. And wow , it's very strong. If turmeric is a scent you enjoy than it may not be too bad, however it's not one that I enjoy. It takes several hours for the smell to dissipate. Once the turmeric scent dies down then you get a hint of lavender if I hold my arm, where I applied the lotion, close to my nose. Otherwise I can't smell the lavender at all. This lotion also come with a card that has some nice recipes  for face masks that you can make from home.


While I may finish the rest of this bottle, I'm sure that I will not buy another as I don't like the strong smell of turmeric. If you like the scent of turmeric, then I would recommend trying it.


Get yours here:  www.apsaraskincare.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sound Intone I65 Foldable Headphones-Bios Review


 

 

 

Headphones, Sound Intone I65 Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control for Travel, Work, Sport , Foldable Headset for Iphone and Android Devices (White/gold)


 When I received the headphone they were very well packaged. I received them super fast with amazon prime. I received it on a Sunday! Boy was I surprised to see a package on a Sunday! The headphones are very good quality for the price, which was $20.98. The sound it very clear and they are lightweight, and have comfortable on-the-ear design with swivel design for portability as well as long-wear comfort. You can control your music and calls with inline volume control/mic/remote.
It works with smartphones, tablets, computers, MP3 players and other devices, and is covered under 6 months warranty.
 I really like my new headphones.They are great for watching movies on your phone!
I received the  Sound Intone I65 Foldable Headphones-Bios to review at a discount price from this company called, Bos Sound, that sales on amazon.com.