Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Outer Spice

(Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love cooking with new spices and marinades and such.  I like having a variety of flavor options.  Also, having heart disease, I have to watch my sodium intake.  So when I found Outer Spice and I saw that they have low salt and no salt seasonings, I got excited.  I was sent the Outer Spice Spicy flavored. That night, I made my husband chicken and rice.  I sprinkled the Outer Spice onto his chicken before cooking it.  I also put some on the rice as it was cooking to add a little bit of flavor.  When I opened the oven I could smell the seasoning.  It smelt really good.  I wished that I had made me a chicken.  But no worries, we had chicken the next night too and I used the seasoning on everyone else's chicken too.  I had no complaints.  My picky eaters ate every bite.

About Outer Spice:
Outer Spice Low Salt and No Salt seasoning blends are made from the finest, quality ingredients that we hand select ourselves from around the world.  Our products are all-natural, Gluten-free, rich in anti-oxidants and have no MSG.  These four highly versatile, well balanced spice mixes will transform and improve the taste of every dish.  Find your favorite, use as-is, or add to it and make it your own.

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(Disclosure:  I received the movie mentioned below in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I have always loved listening to Rich Mullins' music.  His songs are so powerful.  One of the songs that I love the most is "Awesome God".  That song is an amazing worship songs that could bring goosebumps to anyone with a desire for God!  So, when I was given the opportunity to watch and review this movie I had to try to be on the list.  When I received the email saying I was in, I literally said Yay!  Ragamuffin is a movie that was done well about his life.  His struggles in life showed that even though he was a famous singer, he was human and had issues too.  I know I was sad when I heard about him passing away and I am glad that they did this movie about him.

About the movie:
Ragamuffin is based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation.  An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood.  A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love.  As he stubbled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.

You can purchase Ragamuffin for $19.99.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Backyard Explorers Kit giveaway

(Disclosure:  I will receive the Backyard Explorers Kit in return for this post.  Any opinions shared are my own.)

My kids are your typical american boys.  They love being outside getting dirty.  I don't mind it one minute.  I would prefer them outside than inside watching tv.  They love finding bugs and learning about them.  The Orkin Backyard Explorers kit will be the perfect addition to their toy collection.

About Orkin:

When life hands you dung, just roll with it.

At Orkin, we never stop learning.  Our new "Bug Wisdom" video series is a reminder that some of life's biggest lessons come from small places.  Bugs are smart, curios creatures-we humans can learn a lot from their ways.

Take the quiz to discover your "Spirit Bug," and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home.  If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin's Backyard Explorers Kit!

Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:

-The Orkin 9 page activity bug book
-Orkin Bugview Bug Catching tool and magnifier
-Red/black summer Wayfarer sunglasses

Enter to win your own Backyard Explorers Kit.  Just use the rafflecopter form.

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What is your spirit bug?

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Brain Cheeser

(Disclosure:  I received this game in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

My kids get bored very quickly, so I am always on the look out to find something that will challenge them.  I came across the website called Smart Games and was excited to see all the games that they have that are challenging for children.  I received the game Brain Cheeser for my kids to review.  When it arrived I immediately tried it out myself and was amazed at how some of the puzzles were hard for me!  So I gave it to my kids to figure out and this game kept them entertained for a while.  They had fun taking turns trying the different puzzles.  Some of the easier puzzles tells you where to put everything and the other puzzles told you were to put the mice and then you had to figure out where to put the cheese to make it all fit.

This game is great for alone time or for cooperation time.  My kids love trying to get as far as they can to the more difficult puzzles  I love that the game has a magnetic board so it keeps the pieces together.  It is small enough for traveling in the car or sitting at the doctors office.  Its small size could fit in a purse for you to pull out when your kids get antsy.

Brain Cheeser description:

A (w)hole lot of fun!
Can you place all puzzle pieces on the game board so that the mice look through the holes in the cheese?  Sometimes holes stay empty, but half-holes are not permitted in the solutions, except on the edge of the square.

- 48 challenges
- ages 6-99
- magnetic pieces, perfect for travel

Digital Pedometer by Ozeri

(Disclosure:  I received this pedometer from Ozeri in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)

I have been on a mission to lose some of my weight.  One of the ways that I am doing that is by changing my eating habits.  The other is by walking for exercise.  Having heart disease and an ICD, I can't lift heavyweights or do anything extreme.  I have found that walking and swimming are good forms of exercise that I am comfortably able to do.  I know that there is a goal of 10,000 steps a day that a person is supposed to walk.  I never knew how many steps I was taking in a day.  I was using an app on my phone but all that does is tell me the distance I went.  When I received the 4X3 Motion Digital Pedometer by Ozeri I knew that it would be very well used. When it came I noticed that clear container that it arrived in.  Looks pretty high tech like that.  When I took it out I noticed that it came with everything you would need for this, even a little screwdriver!  I found that this was simple to set up.  I actually made a mistake on the time and was able to easily go back to the setup process and fix it.  I choose to just put mine in my pocket and keep it there for the day instead of wearing it on the lanyard provided.  I love how this keeps track of more that just your steps.  It tracks how many miles you walk, calories burned and steps taken.  The daily steps reset every night but it keeps a running total for the week.  Which I think is pretty cool.  I have hit my 10,000 step goal a few times already and it nice to be able to keep track of it.  To save the battery, the screen automatically turns off ayer a few seconds of no use and once you start moving again, it turns back on.  I love that!

About the pedometer:
Introducing the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer by Ozeri- the world's most advanced 3D pedometer.  Unlike other pedometers that do not wok accurately unless placed vertically, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes the latest generation in Tri-Axis technology to provide superior accuracy in any position, where up, down, flat, on its side, or at any angle.  Moreover, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes a Digital 3D Acceleration Sensor which is far more accurate than mechanical sensors used in other pedometers.  Compact, sleek and ultra slim, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer fits in any pocket and is the ultimate personal trainer.  Used by the professional 100 mile ultra runners such as Evan Kimber, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer records your steps, distance, average speed, calories burned, and time spent exercising, and displays your data on a new bright LCD  with a night view backlight.  The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer filters out vibrations and only begins counting after it detects a sequence of continuous steps for greater accuracy.  The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer ships with a Lithium battery, a bonus strap and instruction manual.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It's Back!

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If you were signed up with Superpoints a while back and found yourself disappointed when they shut down, (I know I was!) you will be happy to know that they are back!  Get back to earning points just by clicking the super lucky button.  You can earn points by visiting different websites and apps.  You then, can turn these points into prizes!  The more points you have the better the prizes you can redeem them for.  The higher the level you are, the more prizes you get to unlock to choose from.  So what are you waiting for?  

Kumon Learning Books

(Disclosure:  I received the books below in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

School's out for the summer.  That means that kids aren't doing any learning to keep their brains growing.  I normally like to homeschool my kids during summer time to continue their education.  I find workbooks for them and online activities to keep them from saying I'm bored.  I stumbled across Kumon Books.  These are the perfect workbooks for my children.  When I received these books, I don't know who was more excited, my kids or me.  The boys love using workbooks.  I love that they are still learning even though there is no school.  The work inside these books are geared towards their grade levels so it isn't over their heads or too easy.  These books are designed for the children to do one page a day, front and back.  So, if you were to get a few different subjects, they could have plenty of work to do.

About Kumon Workbooks:  Kumon Workbooks and Educational Products introduce basic learning skills to children 2 and up.  Subjects covered include early learning and fine motor control skills; verbal skills; and math skills.  There is the Summer Review and Prep books that are specially designed for summer learning in between grades.

If you are looking for some additional learning resources for your children, I definitely recommend you checking out Kumon Books!