~Drink for Healthy~ Lakibole Water Bottle Review

I have been through numerous water bottles, always finding fault in each one in one form or another. This water bottle has many good things going for it and only one thing I was disappointed in.

I loved that it was pink, my all time favorite color.

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It also has a strap on it that makes it easy to put on your wrist and carry it around with you. I like to take it everywhere I go! It also comes with a carabiner on it so you can easily attach it to a backpack.

There is also a nice straining piece that can be put into it to prevent ice from coming through the spout when you drink out of it. It can easily be removed if you don’t want to use it. I forgot to put it in the bottle one day and I regretted that decision lol! I like to keep my ice in the bottle and not having it choke me as I take a big drink!

The lid comes with a nice locking latch which can be used or not. Most of the time I don’t use the latch unless if I am putting it in a bag. It does have a button on it to pop it open which is nice, because then you have double prevention of not spilling it.

My most favorite part of this bottle is the fact that it has times on the side of it. It has it broken down into how much I should be drinking by a certain time of day. I love this, I have seen these types of bottles before but this is the first one I have ever owned. I love it and can’t see myself using a bottle without this feature on it ever again! It keeps me on track and more motivated to get to that time mark! It’s a nice challenge and I love that it’s on there.

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The only bad thing about this bottle is the fact that it is not double insulated. If you don’t drink it fast enough the water does get lukewarm and the ice melts quickly. This stinks for me because there are some days that I’m lagging on my drinking goals and I have to go refill it with ice which messes up the amount that I have actually drank. I like a good swig of ice cold water. When I do keep up with the drinking times it is not such a big deal but I have to make sure I am drinking it quickly which is sometimes difficult being a teacher.

Overall, I do really like this product and I do recommend it. I think it is a great way to keep up on your water intake for the day. Only two of these full bottles is your recommended amount of water for the day. If you want to check it out you can find it on Amazon.

 

 

SUMPRI Barbecue Grill Basket~ Review


AHHH!!!! I love barbecue season, and honestly for us that would be year round! Whether it is snowy, rainy or the sun is shining we love to grill! Grilling is the time my husband takes over, I get to sit back and enjoy the break. I love when he cooks us dinner! There are so many things that you can grill and honestly I never get tired of it. The cleanup is easier and the house stays cleaner.

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We are always on the lookout for a grilling product. Something to make life even easier and grilling more fun. My husband loves to grill fish but sometimes it can be tricky so when I seen this special grill basket that is advertised as a great way to make fish I had to try it out. This grill basket set comes with heat-resistant gloves, the basket with long handles and a basting brush. What more could you ask for???

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We have only used it a couple of times but we were impressed with how well it works and how much it holds. It is great for vegetables and for cooking delicate items such as fish. The handles are nice and long so you can easily flip it and the heat-resistant gloves make it safe to flip with out getting burnt. The heat-resistant gloves come in handy too even when not grilling! I used them to take something out of my oven the other day because I couldn’t find a hot pad lol! Whatever works, am I right?!?!

The basting brush is nice to use also, I love a good brush and it makes the food even more moist and delicious. The slats in the grill basket are also large enough that you can still baste the items after you put them in the basket without having to constantly open and shut it.

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Overall, I really like this product and we use it a lot so it was definitely worth the money. I would recommend this product if you are like us and love to grill! 🙂

Check it out here on AMAZON!

 

Felt Letter Board~ Review

 

 

I have always wanted a felt letter board but I just never took the time to research the best ones and purchase it. Plus there are so many shapes, sizes and sets to choose from it makes buying one daunting lol at least for me anyways. I hate trying to pick things like this out online and I have yet to find a great set in a store. But I finally got around to getting one off of Amazon and I absolutely love it! I was nervous about how big or small this might be and if it would work in the space that I wanted it, in our kitchen. Our kitchen is on the smaller side and we always have stuff on the cabinets lol.

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It was a hard decision on which type of felt board to get, because there were a ton of different options out there! This one though came with the most items and for the best price. This one is super cute and compact, yet big enough to write a great message! I love the ability to change the quotes or message anytime that I want to! 🙂 It comes with so many letters neatly arranged within a carrying case which makes it easy to locate the letters quickly and easily. It also comes with already pre-made words like CELEBRATE, GRATEFUL, LOVE, HOME, and FAMILY. Emojis are even included within this set. So many options for creativity and fun!!

 

The thing that I liked the most about this set is the fact that you an either hang it up on the wall or set it on the little easel that it comes with. So with my messy kitchen I have opted for hanging it up, I just don’t have the room for it on my cabinets. Hanging it up also protects it from my three rowdy boys lol! They mean well but oh my damn they are accidents waiting to happen!

 

I absolutely love this set and I highly recommend it if you are looking into buying one! It is the perfect size and the availability of so many letters and emojis makes it worth the buy! You can buy it here on AMAZON.


 

 

Stay Green Digestion Bites~ Review

 

I have four dogs and they are the sweetest bunch of furbabies ever. So obviously they are spoiled rotten! We love Chewy.com and shop there for a variety of items for our babies. I love this store! They are such a great company and they strive for excellence! Something wrong with your product? They help you immediately. Can’t find what you want on there website? Chat with the nice people! They love their customers and you can tell! High quality products, great prices and a staff that is amazing…

Sorry , I got on my soap box again lol! But truly an amazing company, I highly recommend ordering any of your doggy items on their website! I have tried numerous treats before, some good and some bad but my dogs ALWAYS love the Zesty Paws bites line that you find on Chewy.com.

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This time I tried the digestion treats, it helps with urinary health and helps to  prevent the brown spots on your lawn from their urine. Our lawn looks horrendous, even in the springtime when the grass tries to grow they kill it with their pee. It’s frustrating! I would love to have my yard back to normal. The digestion treats have great reviews and they all point towards YES, IT DOES WORK! So, I am super hopeful by starting the treats now, that by the time springtime rolls around, the grass will stay green despite their furry efforts.

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So far they all have liked the treats, which is a good sign! My boxer never likes to take pills, so I was unsure how she would do with these but she loved them. They smell like the beggin bacon strips you can buy so they must taste like bacon right?!

Here is what my doggos think of them:

Odin, King of Asgard “Little slices of heaven wrapped into a tiny heart”

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Harley Quinn “Scrumptious!”

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Princess Fiona “It’s bacon!”

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Don Diago De La Vega “The only sin would be to deny what your heart truly feels, my heart feels like I need more treats!”

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Find them on CHEWY

Zapzapmath School App Review


We have used several different educational apps for my 3 boys and they usually get bored with them, choosing to play a game such as minecraft or whatever will rot their brains. Just for the record we do not let the boys play on their ipads until all chores are finished for the week. Then they get an hour, 2 at the max depending on how many chores they did! 😂 I’m that mean mom…

But anyways, zapzapmath has been great for them. They enjoy playing it and fought over who would be the first to try it out. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect but the reviews on it were stellar. I was excited to be able to review it. It’s a great app for all ages. My 6, 8 and 10 year-old boys love it. It’s fun and entertaining, yet they learn a lot.

There are several different games on the app and they level up to harder games once they pass whatever game they are playing. I watched my 6 year old play and it was shapes and counting, with each passing level it asked him to sort with a harder criteria. It made him stop and think.

My only problem with the app is the fact that I had to read the questions tot 6 year old. He can’t read yet and had a hard time with knowing what they wanted since it didn’t talk to him hence the reason I set with him while he played. He still enjoyed it and I think the app is great but if it is for kindergarten they need to make it be able to read the questions to him. My other two can read so there was no issues with them playing the game and they both enjoyed it!

Overall, I recommend this app. It’s a great tool for learning and it is better than junky brain rotting games. Definitely go check it out! I plan on looking into their other apps!

Find it here: https://www.zapzapmath.com/school

SoCoo Water Jug Review

I am always on the look out for a new sports water bottle, not only for myself but for my kids. We are an active family and we use water bottles like they are going out of style. I may or may not have an obsession with reusable water bottles, cups, mugs, etc. It’s a problem lol!

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I received this water jug for a fair and honest review, and honestly I love it! It keeps the water cold for long periods of time AND it holds 72 oz of water! This lasts awhile when we are on the go! I love the color of it and the fact that it has a carrying handle! It makes it easy to hold on to and is super portable. The spout does not lock but it does have a tight latch on it. My youngest accidentally dropped it with it full of water and there was no leaking or breaking of the sides. I was honestly surprised! It held up to a 6 year old being rough with it! This would be great for camping or hiking as well as sports!

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I was a little concerned on how well it would keep the water cold because it is not a heavy duty plastic. But it did a great job and the water stayed cold for a good 4-5 hours. I filled it up for my sons when they were out playing football one afternoon and by evening time it was still cold and they were still drinking out of it.

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Overall, a good product for a great price! Only 8.99 plus shipping if you don’t have Amazon prime! I will definitely be purchasing more of these for my boys!

You can find it on Amazon.


 

Review: Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

I have never owned a pair of wireless headphones, I just don’t use them that often. My husband on the other hand loves them and has had several pairs of them over the years. I was asked to review these noise canceling bluetooth headphones and let’s just say my interest was piqued once I seen the picture of them. They are unlike any other bluetooth headphones that I have ever been around. They are just earbuds. How can these work? They claim to be noise canceling, sweatproof and much more. I was skeptical to say the least.

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Upon arrival, I was impressed with how they were packaged. Nice outer box that houses the headphones/charging unit, the charging cord and extra earbud covers. All of it nice and orderly, just like I like it. I was surprised by how small they are. I’m not usually a fan of the earbuds that have the squishy piece that has to fit down in your ear, I just don’t like how they feel in my ears. I guess this is where the noise canceling part comes in lol, because once they are in everything is muffled.

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I was a little frustrated though because the package does not come with any type of instructions. No way of knowing how to use it I just started pushing buttons and messing around with it. I had the hardest time getting it to connect to my bluetooth on my Google Pixel. It was very frustrating! Once I did get it connected only one of the headphones worked. What the hell!? I was so confused! I finally got on Amazon to read other reviews, surely I was not the only one that was having this many issues. I figured at this point I would have to write a bad review because I was so irritated.

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Well, low and behold, there were instructions on the product page on Amazon. So first of all, that is ridiculous, add a damn instruction booklet to your product. Save your consumer a little bit of hassle please! Even when I found the instructions on Amazon, I still could not get them to work. At this point I was ready to throw the entire thing across the room. So not to ruin the product, I gave myself a time out and came back to it later.

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I finally got it to work and both are functioning correctly and have good sound quality. I still can’t figure out why it pauses when I touch the earbud, because there is no instruction on how to use it while it is functioning. According to Amazon it has the ability to use only one earbud at a time, which to me is weird. If I am going to listen to music or workout I will be using both earbuds.

Overall this is a strange product, not sure how to use it but if you finally get it to work then it works well. The sound is great and when it actually continually plays without pausing it is nice to use. I haven’t tried them while working out yet, but my concern with that is them falling out while running. I don’t like that you have to shove them in your ears so far for them to be in tightly but some people like them this way (my husband for example). I like the hard plastic ones and nothing will sway me from those! I want to see some bluetooth headphones with the hard plastic earbuds! Who’s with me!? 🙂 They are kind of pricey and are super confusing to use. I’m not sure if I would recommend them or not, the concept is great but not knowing how to use them is a big pain in the butt.

If you want to check them out they are available on AMAZON.

 

Review: Jialebi Bluetooth Headphones

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Bluetooth headphones are fantastic, easy to use and are great if you like to listen to music while exercising. My husband has been through a couple different pairs and he seems to enjoy them! I don’t ever really get a chance to use them, I’m the one who blares my music in the house for all to hear lol!

My husband however loves to use them when he runs, mows the lawn and when the football game is on and no one else is in the mood to watch it. They are handy to have around and being cordless is a big plus. This particular brand is found on Amazon. They are a great price and a pretty nice product. They are lightweight and are easy to use. They are waterproof to boot! It claims to have 15 hours of use between charging, but I didn’t test that out lol! I will take their word for it, they do last a pretty long time though.

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Being rechargeable is a must and these include a USB cord to charge them. It does not come with the plug box (for the cord) but so far no brand of headphones has come with a box. It comes with replaceable earbud covers which is nice in case you lose one or something happens to one of them. Overall, this is a great product and it is a reasonable price. Some bluetooth headphones on the market are pretty steep in price and I just can’t see spending a ton on them, especially with kids and animals in the house lol.

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The best thing about this brand of headphones is the fact that the entire thing is flexible. No breaking of the neckband or bending it on accident. My husband’s very first pair got snapped in half by our toddler lol. It was a bad day in our house when those got broken. But this pair is comfy, flexible and the sound quality is great. I was very impressed with these headphones and I highly recommend them.

You can check them out at Amazon!

Review: Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Gummies

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First of all it is very hard to review something if you have only been taking it for 20 days. So this is my honest opinion so far! I got these gummies because I have had the hardest time shedding the extra baby weight from 5 years ago lol. I have tried hard working out, eating right and cutting all of the bad crap from my diet. I just can’t seem to get rid of it.

The side effects from weight loss supplements scare me. I am always concerned about the what-ifs of anything that I might be taking. I always triple check ingredients and make sure it has nothing in it that I might be allergic to. Yes, I am that person who has drug allergies. It sucks. But I was excited to see a supplement that was claiming to be all-natural. It peaked my interest and the reviews were decent. On went my crazy researching and the results were scary.

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Liver failure, low blood sugar, can react to allergy medicines, diarrhea, etc… The list goes on and on. It was different with each website I scrolled through. With this not being an FDA approved drug, I wasn’t sure if anything I was reading was legit because let’s face it the internet lies. I don’t care what website you are on it could be faked. There is no honest truths in this world anymore. But the things I was reading scared me enough that I honestly didn’t take it.

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The thing that made me the most nervous was the fact that you shouldn’t take it if you are taking any kind of allergy medicine. I have the most terrible allergies and take not 1 but 2 different allergy medicines daily. Controlling those allergies are way more important to me than losing weight. So knowing that I didn’t actually take it may turn you away but that’s OK. It’s your life and if you want to try out this supplement then go ahead. Check it out, the links are below as well as the links that I found the side effects. But like it says on the bottle, check with your Dr before starting any kind of new supplement.

The price is great compared to the others on the market. It smells really good, a great pineapple flavored smell. They list what it is contained in the gummies which is the Garcinia Cambogia (a plant) and just the things needed to make it the form of a gummy. I can’t honestly give my opinion on whether or not they work, that is for you to decide.

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The links to what I was reading.

WebMD
Rxlist
Healthline

There are so many more! I just googled the name of the supplement. The more you know! 🙂

Thanks for reading and good luck on your weight loss journey! 

Namaste! 🙂 

Review: MEIGO Magnetic Blocks

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This is by far my favorite kids toy! I absolutely love the magnetic blocks and the Meigo company makes great products! Every toy we have had from this company has withheld the test of time and the destructive hands of 3 little boys. These have been played roughly with for the past couple weeks and they are still as new as they were the day we got them.

 

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The kids love them and they are so fun to snap together to build whatever they could possibly imagine. This set comes with extra little fun things such as a plastic window, balcony and a door, making this an even better building set!

It comes with 51 pieces of magnetic fun! Honestly, I love playing with them just as much as my kiddos do. They are easy to put together so little hands can play with them and are also great for the older kids to build a rocket ship or house. 🙂

It is definitely engineering fun at its finest. The colors are bright and fun. Upon first trying them out I was a little worried about them breaking apart exposing the small magnets but after much playtime this is no longer a concern. The magnets are housed safely in a double layer of heavy duty plastic. They come packaged in a nice bright red drawstring bag that makes them easy to find in a playroom full of toys and also to throw easily in a to go bag. We travel to a lot of sports games and practices that my youngest gets super bored. We always have our bag of magnetic blocks with us!  I highly recommend this product and will buy them over and over again.

You can find them HERE!!