Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I-Phone Arm Band Plus Extender! #iphone6armband #iphonesearmband

I have been trying to get in better shape over here at Sincerely, Ronda and my most favorite way of doing so is to get outside and hit the pavement running!  For some time now I have been carrying my phone and water, but I am always worried I will drop my phone once my hands start to get a little sweaty.  I always see people out on the trails with their arm bands and thought I should give one a try!  The first band I am going to share is for the I-phone 6 or 6s, this particular arm band also comes with a screen protector and an extender.  This arm band helps to protect your I-phone while working out against moisture.  You are still able to use the full touch screen while your phone is in this case.  I love that this armband provides storage for not only your device but also  It is able to store your cards, cash, as well as your house key!  with the extender this arm band fits arms from 9-20 inches!   You can purchase the Iphone arm band with extender for the I-phone 6 at amazon here.

I love the way this arm band feels while I'm running, it fits perfectly with minimal slide or bounce!  I loved mine so much that my daughter wanted one as well, but since she had the I-phone 5 we went with the arm band that fits the I-phone SE, 5, 5S, & 5C This armband has a full touch screen control and easy access to the headphone jack and charge port.  Teenagers always need their music, so this is a nice feature!  This one also has extra storage to carry an id, cash, and house key inside.  This arm band fits arms 9-14 inches and will fit up to 20 inches with the provided extender.  You can purchase the Iphone arm band with extender for the I-phone SE, 5, 5S, & 5C at amazon here.

I would say this one does not look as sleek as the i-phone 6 case, but fits everything comfortably inside and works very well!

Now watch out world!  These girls have their gear and are ready to conquer the world! 

Sincerely, Ronda received these arm bands at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.  all opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Do you Want to Save While You Shop, All While Feeding the Needy? Now You Can!!

Do You Want to Save While You Shop, All While Feeding the Needy? Now You Can!
April 19, 2016
Ronda Ogilvie

I literally just bought a pair of shoes at one of my favorite stores, saved money while doing so, all while sending a meal to a needy family!  How you may ask?  Giving Assistant is a free shopping experience working with 1100 brands and retailers form Target, to Walmart, Amazon, and Starbucks!  Brands provide Giving Assistant discounts and commissions that they pass on to their members as cashback!  Most Members earn over $700 annually and can automatically donate all or a percentage of their earnings to their favorite charity.  In Giving assistant's first 12 months they were able to generate over 180k in donations!!  Here is my favorite part, whether you choose to donate a percentage or not, Giving Assistant will donate a meal to a needy family on your behalf every time you earn cash back!!  So my pair of shoes I just bought, I got a discount on, earned cash back, and sent a meal to a needy family!  I was able to get my shopping done, earn money, and feed the needy all from the comfort of my home office!  It doesn't get much better than that!  

~Giving Assistant's mission is to save you more money, so you can better care for your loved ones and support charity!

~Giving Assistant is a free digital loyalty program, over 1,100 largest retailers, avg. of 5% cash reward after each online purchase.

How does it work?

~Retailers pay Giving Assistant a commission for purchases originated from Giving Assistant website. Typically a percentage of the sale (avg ~5%).
~For purchases originated by our members we pay the entire commission as cash back directly and digitally to our members.
~For non-member purchases we retain the commission, and make a small donation to Feeding America to give one meal.
~Members are given the option to automatically donate any % of their cash back to any charity of their choice.

Giving Assistant gives you their promise!

~Double Cash Back, Always.
~We give you 100% of the commission, unlike the other guys with just 50% of the commission.
~We pay in days direct to your secure debit card. Not months waiting for a check in the mail like other cash back sites.
~Minimum payout is just $5.01, not $25 like the other guys.
~Hassle Free Guarantee. Missing cashback? Giving Assistant has the best customer service in the industry to make sure you get your full cash back amount.

Do you want to see for yourself?

 If you are anything like me you will Love these stores!  I have included some links to some of my favorites on the Giving Assistant site for you to check out!

~Kohl's: (great for kitchenware)


~Bake Me A Wish: (great all occasion baked goods)

Disclaimer:   Giving Assistant is a simple, free & secure cash back community for shopping responsibly. Sincerelyronda was compensated by giving assistant for an honest review of their site.  all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Natural Protein On-The-Go!! E-hydrate... #momsmeet

Today I am excited to bring you E-hydrate!  E-hydrate has many awesome products to keep you hydrated while on the go.  Staying Hydrated this summer will not only keep you feeling great, but E-hydrate makes feeling great taste great too!  Today I want to talk specifically about the E-hydrate's Protein On-The-Go.  I want to start by stating that ALL of E-hydrate's hydration, nutrition and energy products are all natural with great tasting REAL flavors born in the kitchen, not in a laboratory!  The Natural Protein On-The-Go Premium Whey Blend + Electrolytes has 25 G of protein, is gluten free.  These Protein shakes help you recover, hydrates, and energizes, all while coming in great flavors and taste!  The E-hydrate Protein On-The-Go won the Best Taste Award in 2015 by NaturalNutritionReview.com.  Each shake is only 150 calories.  These shakes come in a recyclable pouch form, they are flat and would be great for backpacking or cross country bicycle riding because they literally take no space while packing!  When ready to use you fill the pouch halfway with water, shake it up until the powder is dissolved, and then fill the pouch the rest of the way with water and enjoy!  Ingredients are rapidly absorbed for faster recovery and recommended for use immediately after exercise or strenuous activity.  The E-hydrate protein On-The-Go can also be used as a meal replacement for active lifestyles (Not meant for weight reduction).  I was provided the Chocolate and Vanilla flavors to try in exchange for an honest review and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the taste!  I felt full after drinking it and felt the energy kick it right away!

I was excited to find out they are launching the KIDS Protein On-The-Go , this unique product will hit the shelves soon at all Target Stores nationwide!  The KIDS will have 10 Grams of protein and only 70 calories making them the perfect snack for your active little one!  some things to be excited about

  • Only 4 grams of sugar in a single pouch
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Easy to use, portable, and convenient recyclable pouches
  • more electrolytes than the leading sports drinks
  • Healthy, natural alternative to high sugar carbonated drinks!
So keep your eye out for the KIDS Protein On-The-Go coming to Target in the coming months!

I hope you enjoyed hearing all about this great product!  A great way to stay hydrated this summer!

Sincerely, Ronda

Exciting news!!  Readers of my blog can receive 20% off your first order by using the code: momsmeet at checkout!! Visit e-hydrate.com to make your first order!

 disclaimer:  I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program greenmomsmeet.com, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions are my own and do not in any way reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Monday, March 21, 2016

I Lost My Refrigerator Under All This Paper!

I remember back in the day when I could still see the color of my refrigerator!  If my mind serves me correctly I think it may be a chrome color, but I haven't seen it for over 14 years so i can't be too sure!  You see I am a mom, of not one, not two, but three kiddos!  Three kiddos means three little sets of creative hands making all sort of fridge worthy artwork!  Not only artwork adorns my once sleek and modern fridge, but also spelling tests, love notes, letters to the Easter Bunny.  I think Santa's wish lists still may be there as well as some lost Christmas cards we received!  At one point I had ordered these cool little photo frame magnets, so there is one little section way up high that has some organized chaos to it!  Other than that one little section of framed photos, the rest of the surface is a HOT MESS!!  There are random magnets holding things up, as well as word whammer letters! As far as I know there could even be some chewing gum holding up some of those papers!  Who knows??  How do you decide what to remove and what stays?  Who's spelling test is cooler than the other?  I don't have the heart to remove any of their hard work, so we just keep adding to it!  Well I've run out of word whammer letters, so I was in desperate need of some more magnets!  To avoid the chewing gum situation or them using up all my tape, I was offered to review some cool little push pin magnets in exchange for a review on my blog!  Now I get a lot of things to review here, but I may have been the most excited to receive this tiny little 2 inch by 2 inch box of colorful magnets more than anything!!

When I first opened the envelope in the mail, I wasn't quite sure what could be inside this tiny box.  I opened the box to see the colorful magnets inside.  I was a tiny bit sad they were so small, because I was worried they were not going to be able to stand up to the task!  holding up to the creativity in our home is a BIG job, but these little pins surprised me!  All though they be small, they are fierce!  I noticed right away when trying to remove them from one another that they were up to the task!  I am so happy that these little guys have come to join our family and help display all our future fridge worthy pieces of art!  Their strength is like none other and we are ready to put that to the test!

I received these little beauties from Ava's Office Solutions.  They come as you can see in several bright colors, and are very strong!!  I am super happy with them and give them a two thumbs up!  These would be great for white boards, refrigerators, or any magnetic surface!!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Sincerely, Ronda

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Celebrating family this Easter!

***Disclosure:This post is sponsored by evite invitations, but as always all opinions are my own!

I open the windows, the birds are chirping, the orange blossoms are intoxicating, flowers are blooming, and the air is just a little warmer!  Spring is about to be upon us as well as my favorite childhood holiday...EASTER!  As a young girl I loved Easter!  I don't know if it was the feel of the warming sun on my skin, my new Easter dress and sandals, the pastels, the egg dying and baskets or the afternoon where all the family got together to celebrate!  Family has always been a huge part of who i am as a person.  Everything in life is better together and Easter was no different!  we would meet up with our cousins and aunts and uncles at my granny and papa's house.  We would have a big picnic lunch, run around and hunt for Easter eggs and build huge memories!  Now I have children of my own, and although we don't get together every year with all the extended family, the day is still so much fun!

Here are some ways we welcome The spring holidays into our home:
  • We plant flowers in the yard
  • We put out our home and lawn decorations 
  • We dye Easter eggs
  • We have an Easter Day Picnic
  • We surround ourselves with family 

Sometimes life puts us all over the map and family is not always close.  Unfortunately this is the case in our family, but thanks to Evite we are able to send a card to let the family know we are with them this season in spirit!  I made a special card for our family using Evite to let them know we are thinking about them and can't wait to get together soon!

What are some ways you celebrate Spring with your family?  We would love to hear about your traditions as well!  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sincerely, Ronda has some BIG news!!

Hi, thanks for stopping by today!  Sincerely, Ronda has some exciting news to share with you!  You may have seen me post on my social media sites about a new exciting adventure I'm about to embark on, I just wanted to swing by today and give you a little more information!  Sincerely, Ronda has been chosen to be a part of a very exciting team of moms as a contributor at our local West Valley Mom's Blog!  You can swing over and read all about the West Valley Moms Blog Here!   West Valley Mom's Blog is a sister site in the City Moms Blog Network.  We are a community of women who are passionate about connecting moms.  Each one of the sister sites are written and run by local moms, they share local information, parenting tips, offer local recommendations, and build friendships in their community!  Sincerely, Ronda is so very proud and humbled to be a part of this amazing team of very talented and smart women!  I can't wait to start sharing all the great things we have in store!  In order to catch all the excitement make sure to follow along on our social Media sites as well!

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Thank you for your support :)  Have a Wonderful day!  Sincerely, Ronda

Monday, February 29, 2016

St.Patrick's Day DIY Pot O' Gold Party Favors

I don't know if it's the Irish in me, but I have always enjoyed Saint Patrick's Day!  This year my kids are putting together these cute little Pots O' Gold to hand out to their friends at school!  These are super easy to make and very affordable!  Not to mention lots of fun!!

Things You Will Need:

  • Package of small black cauldrons ( I got a package of 12 at Party City for $2.49)
  • Green Easter grass
  • sparkle ribbon
  • white school glue
  • green glitter
  • sparkle pipe cleaners
  • Happy St. Patricks Day tooth picks (also at Party City)
  • gold colored candy ( we opted for the gold chocolate coins and Werthers Original)


  • cut a pipe cleaner in half and wrap around handle of cauldron
  • paint white school glue on the cauldron with a small paint brush
  • sprinkle green glitter onto glue (allow to dry)
  • wrap neck of cauldron with ribbon
  • put small clump of Easter grass, gold candy and tooth pick into cauldron
  • I had some puffy stickers so I added one on the front for fun :)
  • Enjoy!!  

These little sparkly beauties were less than a dollar per Pot O' Gold and were a fun little project for the kiddos!  They are excited to bring them to their besties come March 17th!!