Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekend update

Hope you had a nice memorial day weekend. I actually did a lot. My husband and I (if you read my blog before) enjoy fishing and we renewed our fishing licenses and went 3 times so far since we got them.

Here's a pic of my husband I got, at a really nice place we go fishing.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Perfect Grill Gloves #Review

*disclosure: free product received to review only*

Hey everyone! Are you ready for barbeque season! Now that it is Memorial Weekend the unofficial beginning of Summer?

I think we may finally do some outdoor grilling this weekend. And I am excited to try out a new product that I got awhile ago.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Braces Update

Wanted to update you on my daughter's braces. She got them on April 30th. We were there for about 
3 hrs! She is getting used to them now. The only thing she doesn't like is this thing on the top that goes across the roof of your mouth if you know what I mean. Hoping that is just temporary.

And the other thing that happened as as soon as I pulled out of the parking lot, after she got the braces, I knew I had a flat tire. Luckily my husband actually was home from work that day and he had to come up and put the spare on and or come get us.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

#Review Bubble Therapy and NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite

I received two products to review - from the same company

The first one is Bubble Therapy Pure & Natural Bubble Bath 3 in 1. 

Product description 

bubble bath, shampoo and body wash, 3 in 1, contains a host of soothing nourishments like, Calendula, Chamomile, and Oat which is perfect for cleansing delicate baby skin and hair, as well as adults.  Mild and non-irritating it creates a lot of stable long lasting bubbles for the best fun time in the tub.  Oatmilk helps relieve Eczema, while Calendula moisturizes and soothes dry skin.  This plant-based formula is gentle for pregnant women, and can be used by the entire family.

My daughter actually wanted to try this. Since she likes taking baths. She pretty much has used the whole thing of this - since I received it awhile ago. She said it smells really nice and really bubbled up good. That is the great thing about it too is that it is safe for kids and the whole family. Please visit the website for more info and ingredients.

Purchase: you can buy this on  their website here.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ways to Tighten Up Your Abs and Stomach

Both men and women want to have great abs and a flat stomach.  Unfortunately, most people have trouble sculpting them the way that they want, because they don’t know what tips to take. According to a poll from Women’s Health Magazine, the part of their body that most women are least proud of is their stomach. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to get a flatter stomach, as long as you are willing to make some sacrifices.

Tips for Flatter Abs and a Tighter Stomach

Tightening your stomach doesn’t necessarily involve a lot more work than you are doing right now. However, you will probably need to do things differently. Here are some of the changes that you may need to make.
Changing Your Diet the Right Way
Most people that are really committed to tightening their stomach are willing to change their diet. Unfortunately, they often don’t go about dieting the right way.
Most people focus purely on cutting calories, which ironically doesn’t help people lose weight as much as they would like to think. The biggest mistake they make is cutting breakfast out of their diet, which shocks the body and causes metabolism to drop at the beginning of the day. People that try to starve themselves generally relapse, which causes them to regain any weight that they lost.
The best approach is to eat five to six smaller meals throughout the day. This keeps your body feeling full, so that you don’t overeat. It also keeps your metabolism consistent throughout the day.
Do the Right Exercises
Situps and crunches aren’t nearly as effective for tightening your stomach as most people think. There are a number of other exercises that you should try instead, which include the following from Shape Magazine:
  • Presses and resists
  • Helicopters
  • Hands of time
  • Trace the triangle
The tip to sculpting your stomach and abs is practicing exercises that are proven to work. Find a personal trainer or coach that can help you find the exercises that will get you on the right track.
Consider Getting a Stomach Sculpting
Eating properly and performing the right exercises are both necessary long-term strategies to get a flatter stomach and tighter abs. However, you can notice results much more quickly if you undergo a tummy tuck from a professional like Dr. Greg Ganske. The procedure is great for anyone with a loose or sagging abdomen.

You Can Have a Flatter Stomach

Getting a tighter, flatter stomach isn’t impossible. However, you will need to be willing to put in the effort to reach your goal. Make the necessary dietary changes, find an exercise regime that works and consider speaking to a trained professional. You should start noticing results much more quickly.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WW Dance 2015 Recap

My daughter's dance recital was last week. Basically Tue-Sat is rehearsals, dress rehearsal and 2 shows. 

I didn't get as many pictures of my daughter during the actual behind the scenes stuff like I usually do, because she didn't really want me too. I snuck this one while her and some others for her class were practicing before they went on:

Monday, May 11, 2015

Product #review - Credit Card tool and Kitchen Scale

I have two products to review for you today. Please read on for further information.

The first product I got is the Credit Card Multi-tool. This is a really cool item and it will come in handy. It really is as small as a credit card and you can fit it right in your wallet. I can't wait to try this out and I think will be really useful. Especially, I want to use it when I go camping. I could use a tool like this - like the knife edge and bottle opener I can need sometimes.

Product Description
This wallet sized credit card knife and multitool is the perfect mini survival tool for camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting, trail riding Functions: Can opener Knife edge Screwdriver Ruler Bottle opener Butterfly screw wrench 2 position wrench Saw blade Direction auxiliary indication 4 position wrench Key chain hole Specifications: Material: 420 high quality stainless steel Size: about 6.9 x 4.5x 0.2cm(2.68" x 1.78" x 0.079") Weight: about 30g Hardness: 55HRC Package included: 1 x Mini Multi-tool 1 x Black case

Purchase: The 11 in 1 Credit Card Multitool at

Friday, May 8, 2015

Global Business

4 Ways in Which Global Business Improves the World

With the development of the Internet, operating a global business has become increasingly easier. Not only can online shops ship products overseas with ease in most cases, but global expansions are easier as well thanks to real-time communication and information sharing. However, this ability to interact with others from across the planet can do more for humanity than to make someone money.

Cultural Exchange

One reason why a population of one society doesn't trust another is due to misunderstanding. Integrating your business on foreign soil gives you an opportunity to explore how others live. In turn, this gives those individuals the ability to learn more about what drives people like yourself. An exchange of ideas and beliefs can help bridge gaps between cultures and offer a more in-depth view of how the other survives.

Employment Opportunities

Some locations lack the finances and means to promote employment for the civilian populace. By branching businesses out to foreign countries, the populace of those areas get a boost in economic development helping families feed themselves. Even a single small business may be able to feed and clothe a couple of families that are in need. A sense of accomplishment in any workplace can do a great deal of good for someone's confidence, which can directly improve his or her lifestyle.

Educational Benefits

Many businesses offer a form of on-the-job training. This not only improves how the foreign employee does his or her job, but it also gives the person a marketable skill should he or she decide to move on. Experience in a trade can help a person find more lucrative job opportunities giving his or her family a chance to live free from poverty. General education can also be provided by the business owner through courses in order to provide the means for the individual to advance in a career path.

Providing a Needed Service to an Area

Some owners will bring larger businesses and technology to an area that is in need of such improvements. The ability to call emergency services, sanitary medical facilities or even clean water to drink are only a few benefits that can be brought to an area of the world where life is increasingly difficult. Technology can be used as a tool to improve the lifestyles of many people from safety and security to food and drink.

Although each area has different laws and rules regarding business practices, expanding globally can still leave a positive impression on those in foreign countries. People like Pete Briger do what they can to integrate the rest of the world into a society of professionals. The next time you plan on expanding your business, consider what setting up shop on foreign soil can do for your organization.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ideas for Personal Baby Shower Gifts

With the arrival of Spring brings a number of social engagements, including weddings, engagement parties, and, yes, baby showers. While these celebrations are certainly exciting, it is often difficult to know what to get an expectant parent. If you want a gift that truly stands out, consider thinking outside of the box and giving something personal at your upcoming baby showers. Here are three ideas to get you started:

Monogrammed Baby Gear

Nothing says personal like monogramming. Luckily, you can monogram almost anything these days, making this an outstanding way to make your gift stand out. Look into monogramming things such as blankets, towels, bibs, and even bottles. If the parents haven't chosen a name yet, you can still give something personal. Find out what their nursery colors are and get something to match, or simply monogram your chosen items with the baby's last name. These small touches will mean the world to a couple expecting and will certainly ensure that your gift stands out.

Sports-Themed Baby Clothes

For those expectant parents who are sports fans, a great gift to get their new bundle of joy is sports-themed baby clothes and accessories. Nothing will make them more excited to welcome their new child into the world than precious baby sports fan gear. Try checking out Baby Fans, where you can get everything from miniature San Antonio Spurs basketball jerseys to Chicago Bears baby clothes. Game day will be even more special with their child decked out for the occasion.

Personalized Story Book

Finally, for the more literary of those expecting a child, consider creating a personalized story book. You can do this through a company, or make one on your own. Include their baby as one of the main characters and incorporate other family members and friends. This will be a gift that the parents and child will cherish for a lifetime.

Using these tips and ideas of your own, you can ensure that you pick out a baby shower gift that is sure to delight the parents as they welcome the newest member into their family.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Everything You Ever Wanted Book Review & Giveaway

Hi all. I have a really cool book review and giveaway for you today. This book is just being released today. And here is some info on it:

In 2010, Jillian Lauren tumbled headfirst onto the literary scene with her bestselling debut, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem. Widely praised as a rare, honest, and vulnerable memoir, Some Girls told the story of how a nice young girl, raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, came to be an international concubine in the harem of the Prince of Brunei.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spectacles Throughout Time: The Enchanting Evolution of Eyeglasses

Glasses are an everyday sight that we take for granted and many people continue to use them in order to help with their vision, although the humble spectacle has had to keep pace with evolution.
Here is a look at some interesting facts and milestones relating to glasses and a glimpse into what the future holds for what so many of us rely on to help with our eyesight.

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Early history
It is probably fair to say that the early history of image magnification is about as blurred as your vision can sometimes be without the aid of a pair of spectacles.
An English Friar noted in his writings around 1268 that letters could be seen more clearly and appeared larger to the eye when viewed through less than half a sphere of glass. This experiment was confirmation of a much earlier principle regarding the convex lens.
An Arabian mathematician by the name of Alhazen, discovered way back in about the year 1000 that the convex lens had the ability to assist weak eyes and earned him the tag of the Father of modern optics.
There is evidence of medieval glassworkers in Venice producing what can be described as discs for the eyes, and the idea of spectacles started to gather momentum.
Earliest glasses
A 15th century pair of glasses were discovered under the floorboards of the nuns choir stalls when a church was being renovated in Germany, although they were an incomplete pair, which is not surprising given their age.
Subsequent findings in other parts of Europe such as London and the Netherlands revealed some complete pairs, although none are older than the 15th century, but still excellent evidence that this time in history marked the true advent of spectacle-wearing.
By the time we reached the mid 1660’s, spectacles were considered to be a status symbol and a sign of superior intelligence and ability and by the 17th century you could even get tinted lenses. The oldest existing spectacle case in the world was discovered in 1982 and dates from the 14th century.
So we have been using glasses and probably misplacing our spectacles and their cases for centuries.
Interesting to know
According to some historians, the Roman Emperor Nero used an emerald as a binocular so that he could see more closely what was going on in during gladiator games.
The very first prescription lenses can be traced back to Italy in the 13th century and because they were placed directly on the eye, you could argue that these were even the first contact lenses ever used.
American President Benjamin Franklin is believed to be the first ever recipient of bi-focal lenses, which were created to deal with the fact that he was short-sighted as well as farsighted.
The future
Glasses have been with us for a very long time and will probably continue to play their part in helping to correct our vision problems.
New technologies such as laser eye surgery, which you can find out about here, as well as innovations using nanotechnology, will continue the story of how we correct our vision in the future.
The question is, what will historians find thousands of years from now, that may be evidence of a new discovery, or will they find an ancient pair of glasses from the year 2015?

Finlay Henry works as an admin for an ophthalmologist. He enjoys sharing his insights online. His articles can be found on many health and lifestyle websites.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Chocolate A Day Review and Giveaway

Hi everyone, I have an awesome review for you today. And you will get a chance to enter a giveaway if you like too. This is for the product Chocolate a Day.

Friday, May 1, 2015

{*Easy} Key Lime Pie Recipe

I was going to post this awhile ago. (notice Christmas decorations in pics) But I didn't get around to it. So posting now because my husband loves this pie & I am going to make today too, because today's his birthday. So some of the wording of this too is something I wrote a few months ago lol)

Key Lime Pie