Monday, August 18, 2014

Who would have thunk a towel could be so cool!?

You know how a baby might have a special blanket?  A child might have a favorite pillow or stuffed animal they can't go anywhere without.  You grow older and have that favorite sweater, shoes or handbag?  I was recently sent a Shandali ultrasport travel towel to review and share my finding with ya'll.  I absolutely LOVE this thing!

This super awesome towel is new and exclusive to Amazon.  It is light weight, Ultra absorbent& quick drying!  We recently went camping and it folds up so tiny i threw it in my little front pocket of my suitcase and it virtually took no space at all!

This towel would be great for just about anything!  Travel, sports, camping, the beach!  The Shandali Ultrasport Travel Towel is a multi-purpose towel that allows you to use the same great towel in multiple places.  Enjoy it relaxing at the beach, or after a grueling workout at the gym.  Take it camping or out kayaking!

The Shandali Ultrasport Travel towel is made from 100% Microfiber material.  It is extremely soft on the skin, super durable, extra compact!  Take it backpacking or on those cross country bike trips!

I even use my towel after getting out of the shower!  I wrap my hair in it to dry and barely feel it on my head it is so light weight!

The Shandali Ultrasport travel towel has a hassle-free money back guarantee!  If you do not like it for any reason within 30 days return the towel, no questions asked for a full refund!

I can not say enough good things about this towel, I think everyone should have one in their household!  A great product to have my word!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

I doused myself with ice water today to #StrikeOutALS :)

Experience the #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon that's spreading ALS Awareness across the country. 

I was recently challenged by my husband and Double Duty Divas to take the Ice bucket challenge.  If you are unaware of what this challenge is and why it's sweeping the nation over all the social media outlets then you are in the right place!

It may be warm in parts of the country, but some people aren’t drenching themselves in ice or cold water to cool down from elevated temperatures. A new phenomenon has hit the social media circuit – the “Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

 ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons  die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
So like I said to spread awareness I accepted the ice bucket challenge and hope I did my part is some little way.  Here is my video:

Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2014) —Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in “Ice Bucket” donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have come from existing donors and 220,255 new donors to The Association.
In a message posted today to The ALS Association’s website, which discusses how The ALS Association will use this incredible outpouring of support to fight ALS, Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of The ALS Association said:
“Never before have we been in a better position to fuel our fight against this disease. Increased awareness and unprecedented financial support will enable us to think outside the box. We will be able to strategize about efforts in ways that previously would not have been possible, all while we work to fulfill and enhance our existing mission priorities nationwide.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My life is like a pair of old Holey socks!

Life is like a pair of socks.  You start out new, you are soft to the touch.  You are bright and clean, with lots of elasticity with your whole life ahead of you.  You go through childhood and you may get worn outside without shoes and you begin to get a little dirty, but you are still in good shape.  The mom of the house continues to try and keep you clean but sometimes the outside dirt starts seeping into your fibers and by the time you become a teenager maybe you begin to lose your way.  You end up separated from everything you have known and you become a lost sock!

Now you are a young adult and you are a lost sock, You desperately try and find your match.  Whether it be the perfect match in a relationship, a perfect match in a career.  You search high and low for this perfect match and wonder if you will ever be whole again.  You go on and match up with a sock with a different colored stripe or maybe a different color all together.  You put up a front by putting on pants so no one will see that you are not matched but you are not happy this way.

Your journey continues through life and one day right when you thought you've lost all hope, behind the dryer you find your match!  Life is perfect again as if you were just out of the package.  You have traveled far and have went on many journeys.  You are now a wise old pair of socks.  Sometimes the journey makes you a little stinky but with a good cleansing you are nice again.  You become worn and comfortable, so comfortable in fact that you become a favorite amongst your peers.  Other lost socks come to you for advice on finding and becoming the perfect match.

Now you have gone through life, you are comfortable.  You begin to get worn too much, you start to become thin.  Holes start forming in the areas of the most friction.  But because this pair of old socks has become a favorite and always has it's mate they continue to be worn.  Now that there are holes where there is the most friction, the skin underneath blisters and starts to callus making it even thicker and stronger than before.  You have done your job, time to retire into the old rag box in the garage.  You sit and you watch, still matched with your Holey mate the new socks coming out of their package.  You wonder what their journey may bring, and just hope they find their match in this crazy crazy world of lost socks.

Have a wonderful mating day ;)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Feeling Healthy With Raspberry Ketones Extract :)

It seems sometimes life gets busy.  You spend more time with family and friends and less time in the gym.  The result is a little extra muffin top resting on the waistline of your low rise skinny jeans!  I have recently found myself in this predicament!  I was given the opportunity to try some Pure Raspberry Ketone Extract made in the USA by Summit Nutritions.  This Raspberry Ketones Extract was professionally formulated utilizing the purest quality of Ketones.

How does it work you may ask!?  Raspberry Ketones is a proven Fat burner and appetite controller.  It increases the fatty Acid Oxidation regulating glucose levels in your body.  It burns the body fat and converts it into energy when the body needs it and helps to control appetite.

I would like to add this is not a one stop shop miracle weight loss in a bottle.  If you want to lose weight you will not achieve it by taking this vitamin alone.  Raspberry Ketones works as an efficient weight loss supplement when combined with a balanced diet and exercise.  When one does exercise, it requires the body to burn extra energy and calories, if you are taking the Raspberry Ketones it will burn the existing body fat and convert it into energy.

 I have been taking the Raspberry Ketones for a couple weeks now and have noticed I have more energy.  I don't feel the need to be snacking my day away.  Not like other supplements that may leave a yucky taste in your mouth, the Raspberry Ketones leave a delicious Raspberry flavor in your mouth throughout the day.

If you need a jump start on a healthy lifestyle I would recommend giving the Raspberry Ketones a try!  It is recommended Adults take one vegetarian capsule, two times daily 30 minutes before a meal with 6 oz of water.
Have a healthy day and let someone fall in love with your smile!!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Best Day Ever... Spellbinders Celebra'tions

Disclosure:  The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample of Spellbinders Celebra'tions collection in exchange for a review.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

  • I checked the mail recently and was excited to find my Spellbinders Celebra'tion collection of crafts!  I have always loved crafts since I was a young girl!   After all the countless hours I have spent in after school art clubs, 4-H sewing classes, caligraphy classes and so on you would think I would be a little more crafty than I actually am!  For some people craftiness comes naturaul as for me, we'll just say I have to work at it!  In my Spellbinders Celebra'tion kit I recieved a few things, the first was the Celebrate Party Hat Card.  The supplies used with this kit were 
  • Golden Glow Cardstock
  • Whirl White Cardstock
  • Cool Caribbean Cardstock
  • Captivating Coral Cardstock
  • Prints
  • Sea Spray Ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Create a Cone Die Template
  • Enhanced Banner Die Template
  • and many words stamp set

The opportunity for Celebration was now at my fingertips with this complete collection of papers, inks, stamps, dies, and embellishments!  Creating a heartfelt card had never been easier!  When you have everything you need it's hard not to have beautiful results every time!

Next I made the Best day Ever Treat bag!  For this treat bag the supplies used were 

  • Pixie play Cardstock
  • Whirl White Cardstock
  • Build-A-tag One Die template
  • Fun Tags Stamp Set
  • Odacious Orange Ink
  • Pretty Plum Ink
  • Pixie Play ink
  • Linen Thread 

The fun Spellbinders Celebra'tion collection of stamps and Dies include a range of designs from the whimsical to the fresh and modern.  All stamps are made of photo polymer and feature cling technology so they can effortlessly adhere to clear blocks!

The Celebra'tions cardstock and Pattern paper come in captivating colors that are sure to brighten your day!  Available in both solid color cardstock and perfectly coordinated printed paper.

The true Color Fusion stamp pads are like no other stamp pad you have ever created with.  These unique hybrid inks provide the best of both worlds, blending the benefits of dye and pigment ink all in one!  The inks dry quickly leaving no residue and do not fade.  The Inks can be used on all types of material including paper, fabric, wood, and acrylic.  They become permanent when heat set on non-paper materials.  

Richard Garay designed the Spellbinders Celebra'tions collection to help paper crafters and hostesses achieve beautiful results!  Everything is coordinated, so this cheerful bright and exciting collection makes creating a celebration not only easy but fun, even for those of us that are craft challenged!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ignite your mind with Hoppers!!!

Disclosure: Product received.  I was given product by ThinkFun in exchange for a review, however all opinions expressed here are my own!

Looking to Ignite your mind?  Thinkfun is the world's leader in addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen your mind.

Sometimes it's nice to test your mind skills with a good old fashion hands on game!  I recently was given the opportunity to try out the game Hoppers, a peg-solitaire jumping game!  To play the game you need to set the frogs on the pond, then jump the frogs until only one is left standing.  The game has forty challenge cards ranging from easy to super hard!  Start off simple and grow your mind with each level.  In no time you will be the smartest frog in the pond!!

This game comes with a game grid with a storage drawer to keep everything together neatly, 40 challenges, 12 super cute Hopper frogs, and instructions.  My kids after they were done testing their skills enjoyed playing with the cute little frogs by themselves!  This game is single player recommended for ages five and up!  The frogs are small and can be considered a choking hazard for small children.

 Benefits of ThinkFun Hoppers Peg-Solitaire jumping game

  • Sequential reasoning
  • Focus and attention
  • Perseverance
  • Confidence
So if you are looking for something to beat the boredom in your home that will also provide mind sharpening skills, you should check out the Hoppers Peg-Solitaire jumping game made by ThinkFun!!

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My First Time on the Red Carpet, Visiting the Oval Office, and Clubbing Some Woman after my Husband...All in a Days Work at Madame Tussauds Hollywood!!

Disclosure: Madame Tussauds Hollywood and US Family Guide provided my family with tickets to visit the Wax museum to share my experience and review with you.  All opinions stated here are my own.

My family and I found ourselves in Hollywood this weekend to visit Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum.  We made our way down Hollywood Boulevard and the walk of fame when we came upon Madame Tussauds which sat right next door to the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre!

The TCL Chinese Theatre rises 90 feet high and two gigantic coral red columns topped by wrought iron masks hold aloft the bronze roof.  Between the columns is a 30 foot high dragon carved from stone. Guarding the theatre entrance to this day are the two original giant Heaven dogs brought over from China. The Chinese Theatre is the most sought after theater in Hollywood for studio premieres.  fans often flock to these events to see celebrities arrive and walk up the red carpet into the theatre.  Rich in movie tradition, with it's cement hand prints and footprints in the forecourt, the Chinese Theatre immortalizes the biggest stars.  More than four million visitors from all over the world visit the Chinese Theatre every year!

So we became five of the four million this year and checked out all the hand and feet print of some of the greatest stars before proceeding to Madame Tussauds!

 Harold Lloyd
 Marilyn Monroe

After we were done looking around the Chinese Theatre we stepped into madametussauds!  Upon entering we walked down the red carpet and was greeted by none other than Joan Rivers!  There was so much press and paparazzi we didn't know how to act so we just threw up some peace signs it was all a little intimidating being so famous and all...we were a pretty big deal!

Next we took an elevator down a couple floors to The A-List party!  It was the hottest party in town that day.  We were bumping elbows with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit, Simon Cowell, Rihanna, Beyonce just to name a few!

                                               My husband even joined in on the dance floor!

After the A-list party we went on to meet some other great folks like Betty white, she was such a nice lady!

I hung out at the bar with Morgan freeman and Judy Garland seemed to have had too much to drink!

Then to my surprise Some lady by the name of Raquel Welch from like One Million Years B.C was trying to pick up my I clubbed her!!

Next I was called into the Oval office to go over some current events with The President!  Our country is in turmoil and we needed the help of some super heroes, so I called in some of the best!

Iron Man
Captain America

                                                                          Spider man

OK Maybe I wasn't on the red carpet, and maybe I didn't REALLY meet all these stars, but we sure had a lot of fun pretending!!  The Madame Tussauds  is a famed attraction in Los Angeles premiere Hollywood destination offering guests the worlds only opportunity to interact with over 125 incredibly lifelike iconic figures from celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports, and politics!  This year alone Madame Tussauds Hollywood is launching 12 new figures in 12 months more than ever in one year!

After we interacted with all the great wax figures and took literally hundreds of photographs, we went on to Madame Tussauds latest attraction!  Madame Tussauds and Marvel have collaborated to bring a new 4D theater and superhero film for attraction goers!

On July 11, 2014, Madame Tussauds Hollywood announced the grand opening of their brand new, multi-million dollar Marvel super heroes 4D theater expansion bringing their most legendary super heroes to life!  The innovative 4D experience with Multi sensory entertainment includes water, smoke, and trembles in your seat, allowing visitors to come face to face with the action!  My family thought this was really cool!  You really feel like you are in the movie!!  It was amazing!  The Theater is equipped with 74 seats and a screen size of 25x17 ft for maximum viewing.

Well I can talk all day about the great time we had at Madame Tussauds, but these movies are not going to direct themselves, so I better go!

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is the ultimate fame experience...who do you want to meet???