Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MY Konjac Sponge - All Natural Original Pure Facial Konjac Sponge

*Sirens* SHORT REVIEW ALERT *Sirens*
This review is going to be short but sweet! I could say more but I feel I would just repeating myself !

Ok... I admit I am totally addicted to these Konjac Sponges!!!

This is the first original sponge I have tried out, the other two sponges I have are the charcoal infused ones.

I am a mommy of two ages 2 years old and 4 months. I am also a stay at home mom. A lot of the times I do not even have the time to use the bathroom by myself... let alone have a nice long shower!

It might not look like much all dried up but once you add water to the sponge it plumps up and is oh so soft on your face! I really enjoy the fact I do not absolutely have to use a facial wash with this type of sponge. I can just wet it wipe my face down blot dry and go! It is also nice when I do have the time to have a relaxing shower, this sponge also works really well with my facial wash!

I really liked this bit of information I found on the amazon post "This sponge is made from 100% pure Konjac plant root, which naturally alkaline to balance the acidity of the skin's impurities and oils." I have sensitive skin so I do not have to worry about any reactions with this sponge! I can not say enough how much I love this sponge!!!

I give this product a big *TWO THUMBS UP*
Its not only Eco-friendly but its perfect for people with sensitive skin and even moms on the go!

Buy it here!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vitamin C Serum Promo by Day by Day Beauty

*Short Review time!!!
Sorry guys its getting really late and my kiddos are my alarm clock in the morning!*

Oh no!!! apparently I got two of the same type of product and didn't realize. I guess I glanced at the description of it and thought it was different than the other one I got! I will not be doing any comparing in this post... I just feel a little silly that I only realized the mistake AFTER I received them in the mail!

Last time I gave a bunch of history about how I got my scars from the dog attack... this time I am going to skip all of that and go straight to the product!

This product is super easy to use all you gotta do is pump out a couple small squirts of the serum and its enough for your whole face! A little goes a long way and this 1 oz bottle is going to last me for a LONG time!

Here are the directions from the bottle

Simply apply a small amount of Day By Day Vitamin C Serum with fingertips to freshly cleansed face, neck and decolletage areas while avoiding direct contact with eyes. Give your skin a few minutes to absorb all the natural goodness before applying moisturizer.

There are many reasons why I chose this product. One of the reason being that I needed a product to help hydrate my skin. I have combination skin but when my skin gets dry, it gets REALLY dry. Here are a few more reasons that are listed on Day by Day Beauty's Amazon listing.

Here are 5 Reasons You're Going to LOVE our Vitamin C Serum:
- It nourishes your skin with antioxidants and rich, hydrating ingredients!
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles!
- Every bottle is organic and eco-friendly!
- Sensitive skin? This is what you've been looking for!

Not only do I have very sensitive skin and occasionally extremely dry skin, but I also have scarring! I could definitely tell a difference in my skin after using this product. I currently am using it every time I get out of the shower.

Buy it here!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne, Blackheads and Oily Skin with Dead Sea Salt - 100% Natural

Both my hubbie (Steve) and I are very picky when it comes to what personal care products we use. We are both picky about what type of bar soap we use. He only uses bar soap on his face and when I do use a bar of soap I will use it for my whole body. The one thing we agree on was we only used Dove soap... until now!

First I have to say Adovia is an awesome company! I messaged them about the tracking on my package not updating and I was curious where it was. They immediately looked into it and found out for some reason the package was not moving. As soon as they figured that out ,they immediately sent out another bar of their soap. 

When I went to get the mail I was surprised that I got THREE packages from Adovia. Apparently the original bar of soap they sent FINALLY got to me along with the bar they sent out after I emailed them. The third package was Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts, what a surprise!

Since I got two of the bars of soap, I kept one to use and gave one to my hubbie to use.
We both decided to only use the product on our face.

I first did a test spot on the inside of my elbow. I am allergic to sulfa antibiotics and I didn't want to risk having an allergic reaction, especially if  I decided to use it all over my face! After having no reaction on the test spot, I then started using the product on my face. Usually bar soaps make me feel rubbery but this one did not! I was really pleased with how clean it made my face feel!

It was hard to get much out of my hubbie. His typical response to me asking what he thought of something is "Its okay". This time, I know he likes the product because he is currently still using it. If he disliked it, he would have stopped using it LONG ago.

I really liked the Exfoliating Facial Salts. Not only did it make my face feel super clean while used along with the Adovia facial soap, but I also used it to exfoliate the rest of my body. I first tried it out on my body  by exfoliating my arms. I actually found out I had a cut that way... OUCH! The next time I used it, I first made sure I did not have any cuts (haha) and mixed it with my body wash to use. I feel like it really helped  thoroughly exfoliate and remove any dead skin , my skin felt so silky smooth after i used the product.

Adovia is a really great company to work with and I really enjoyed trying out these products! I hope to try more products by Adovia in the future!

Buy both their products on Amazon!

Buy Adovia Facial Salts HERE!

Buy Adovia Sulfur Soap HERE!

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Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

When I was 12 weeks pregnant with my son I was attacked by a dog. I had over 50 stitches in my face... it was BAD! Ever since the accident happened I have been SUPER self conscious  the scars. Its on my face and its not like I can really hide it.  My doctor recommended using Vitamin E oil, which I did for quite some time. Then I got quite busy after I had my son September 14, 2012 and even more busy once I had my daughter May 30, 2014.

Before the attack

Soon after (still pink and irritated)

After some more healing time
(you cant really tell but my lip on the right side is puffier than the other side)

 Like I said before, I am very self conscious about the scarring. I have even had moments happen that made me want to cry! For example, not too long after the accident happened I was at the Clearwater Marine Aquariam. I was actually trying to look in to the tank to see Winter and had to ask a couple young girls to make some room so I could see. As I was looking into the tank one of the girls got almost inches away from my face staring at me! All I could think to do was snap at her a little bit and say "I was bitten by a dog!" I was devastated that it was THAT noticeable! Even though it has been over 2 years after the attack I feel its still beneficial to put product on my scars. Though, I do admit most the time I still forget to use the product.

 One reason why I liked this product because it has a combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. There are also other great ingredients in this product. Straight from their amazon listing, "this Serum Includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, MSM, Jojoba Oil AND Green Tea" also stated in the listing is "Safe For ALL Skin Types. Unique and Proven Formulation Ensures Even Sensitive Skin Can Glow Again!" Another thing that really made me want to try this product out!

Not only do I have the scarring but I have noticed my skin has changed through out the two pregnancies. Ive used this product for about a week or so and I can definitely notice my skin is smoother and more even tone. I also like the fact that my scars are getting a little bit of Vitamin E oil as well!

I definitely recommend using this product!

Buy it here

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Saturday, September 27, 2014


I so far have tried two brands of those infant window shades for your car. I first started out with the ones that suction on your window and have a button to roll up when not in use. The mechanismml got all wonky and now it rolls up all crooked. You have to position the shade higher up than normal in order to roll down the window a little bit. This is kind of annoying because 99.9% of the time i pulled the shade down all the way with out thinking. Since i am usually not the one driving, i would have to turn around and fix it in order roll down the window or fix it after realizing it was rolled down when it was not "properly" placed. Not only that but they were hard to see through.

I next bought ones that I swear I remembered it saying you could roll the window down with out having to take them off. HAH! yeah right! Either I was mistaken or it was falsely advertised... needless to say those came down and our old ones went back up.

As soon as i got these I could tell a difference in quality. Even though it was late at night when I had the chance to open the package, I immediately rushed to the car to install them.

Instillation was easy peasy! It has a static cling back and all you have to do is stick it where you want it and rub out any air pockets. It probably took a total of about 8-10 minutes at night, including the time to walk back to the other side of the car when I realized I had not unlocked ALL of the car doors.  Before I took down the old one I had up, I held up the Shadybaby up to compare the two. The Shadybaby is considerably larger than my old one. It also is easier to see through while driving with out making a difference in the amount of sun it blocked.

I have had these up for about a week and at one point I thought we lost one! Oh No! I was devastated! I HAD to look in the car to make sure it truly was not lost. It is very hard for me to fall asleep when I am worrying about something and I really like this product too! After a quick search of the car, I was extremely happy to find the shade there and not lost!

I highly recommend this product!
Click here to go buy it on Amazon!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Terry Treetop Finds New Friends

Since the Ipod Touch went AWOL on us and once we FINALLY found it we lost the Ipod's cord to charge it. The past few days have been book reading nights.

This book is about Terry Treetop, a little kid who likes to climb trees. Terry's dad made him a tree house in his favorite tree. Terry loved his new tree house , but was very lonely because he did not have any friends to play with. He decided to go find friends to invite to his new house. "He packed a water bottle and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that his mom made" and "went on his way."

He stopped by Betty the bee and asks if she could come and play. Betty said she could not because she had to fill jars with honey. She suggests to go talk to Shelly the sheep. Terry waves goodbye and continues on to find Shelly the sheep.  He asks if Shelly can come and play. Shelly replies that she can not because she has to knit sweaters. She suggests going to talk to Cherry the chicken. Cherry suggested to go talk to Kelly the cow. Terry waves goodbye and goes to look for Kelly. Once he finds her, he asks if she could come and play.

Betty, Shelly, Cherry, and Kelly were ALL too busy to play with Terry in his new tree house. This made Terry very sad!  Suddenly he heard something, it was Kitty the kitten stuck in a tree and crying for help!

Who will help Kitty down from the tree? Will Terry ever have any friends to play with him in his new tree house?

This book has a really cute storyline and I really enjoyed reading this book to my son Wyatt!

Click here to buy it on amazon!

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E-Book : Amazing Facts About - Penguins & Giveaway

Short book review time!
My son Wyatt is 2 and LOVES my phone and the ipod touch. Every night my hubbie and I either read Wyatt a book on my phone or listen to alphabet letter songs (from abc mouse) on the ipod touch.
This time I decided to read to him about penguins.

This book has some cool facts about Penguins! My son also really enjoyed the pictures of the many different types of penguins. They went well with the interesting facts in the book. Here are a few that i read! "There are no penguins at all at the North Pole." and "Most Penguin species lay two eggs. However, Emperor and King Penguins, the two biggest species, do not build nests at all and only lay one egg at a time."

There were a few things in the book I never even knew! For example, Penguins control their blood flow in order to reduce the amount of blood that gets cold, so that their feet don't freeze. How cool is that! Also, Penguins can see better under water. Makes sense because they dive for their food!

Even thought this book is short, my son has a shorter attention span... So I ended up reading this book in two sessions. Also he was extremely tired when I started reading to him and he fell asleep before I could finish reading the book.

We both enjoyed reading this book together.

I give this book *Two Thumbs Up*

I will be holding a Giveaway for this book! Use the rafflecopter form below to enter to win!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stretching The Borders

As usual I wont be posting the conclusion of this book... actually in this instance i CANT post the conclusion. I am currently in the process of reading the book right now.

So far I am enjoying this book!

It starts off with Naomi thinking back and remembering when she lived in London. She recollects a close friend and how she was always over at his house. They used to do everything together. She remembers visiting after his parents passed away. His old room where they used to hang out all the time was now the guest room. Even though there were renovations done she was still able to find the spot where they carved their names in the wall and swore to be friends forever.

The book moves on to a different scene...

"Two months passed since the strange man with the blue vest visited our house that evening and asked us to lower the volume of Uri's cello playing." Naomi mentions to her husband that when she waters the plants she can see into the into the apartment facing them. Ruben replied that he met him downstairs at the grocery store. The neighbor who lived in the adjacent apartment, his wife has cancer. They purposely chose that apartment and building because it has its own private elevator. His wife needed a "hospital like" environment to live in while away from the hospital. Curious Naomi enjoyed watching them through their window. She didn't see much, the curtains were usually closed. She would see the nurse changing an IV bag or him in the living room watching TV or on his computer. What she didn't realize is he knew she was watching.

Naomi randomly decided she wanted to go over the the next building and figure out who lived across the way from them. She looked apartment 5 and 6 on the floor parallel to them. Surprising both apartments had people named Varda living in them. While she was trying to figure out which apartment they lived in , the door suddenly opened and someone came out of the building. She jumps back and hides, but once she figures out who it is she approaches the person. She surprised him and he asked what she was doing there. Naomi explained that it bothered her that she did not know his name and explained how she was working late and decided to look at the mailboxes to figure out his name. She also explained the last thing she would find was two apartments having people with the same exact name.

The guy across the way introduces himself as Avinoam and also introduces his dog whose name is Rain. He asks Naomi to join him on his walk. They spoke as they walked to the park. Normally the park was filled with "children and nannies and mothers and bottles and pacifiers and pieces of snacks in the sand box" but , "at this hour, the colorful playground facilities seemed to be in a state of deep sleep, and "the fallacious picture of neighbors with a dog at three in the morning looked as if it had been taken from an old French film."

He talked about what his wife used to do before she got sick. "She worked for a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and was in charge of a special project that consisted of finding family members from Latin American countries- because she was fluent in Latin languages- and she would meet with the second or third generation, because most of the survivors were already too old or had passed away." She did in depth research and traveled to South America many times a year. She did all of this up until six months ago , when she found out she had cancer. It didn't take long for the cancer to take over. He inquires what Naomi does and she explains she works at a local newspaper and loves to do artistic hobbies on the side like drawing and painting. She further explains that she wants to get her art out there, even if it means giving it away for free. As she was talking with him Naomi noticed that she was trying to charm Avinoam and was surprised how much she was flirting with him. They had a couple moments where he even flirted back at her.

It was getting late so they headed back to the apartments buildings. Avinoam explained that he wasnt sure how to say goodbye to her. He felt as if he was on a date. A kiss? A handshake? A hug? Coffee at my place or yours?"  He ended up kissing her next to her lips, on her cheek, and brushed her lower lip. It was 3:40 am and she hoped that she would not wake her husband or her two kids as she came into the apartment.

Their visits continued, both of their spouses oblivious to it all. What will happen between Namomi and Avinoam? Will things become even more heated between the two of them? How long will Naomi continue this and how is she going to continue to hide it from her husband? Will Naomi's husband find out of their secret meetings?

I am currently nose in my phone and continuing to read this book.
I would highly recommend reading this book, its is an extremely good read so far and I cannot wait to read what happens next!!

Buy it on amazon!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Deep Cleansing Facial Oil & Organic Rosehip Oil

So, I am really beginning to enjoy pampering myself! I never really go out and shop for myself unless I have a gift card, can use coupons, or its on sale/clearance. I just recently bought a facial scrub, but held off using it so I could use this first!

Just by reading the label I already knew I would love using this product! It has ingredients like Jojoba Oil , Olive Oil and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil. I also liked how easy it is to use!  The directions are: Apply InstaNatural's Dee Cleansing Facial Oil to a washcloth, pad or cotton ball. Wipe gently onto face to remove makeup and impurities. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean cloth. I am a mom of two.. my son is 2 and my daughter is almost 4 months. It is very helpful to have products that are easy to use like this one!

When I used the product for the first time I used one of my little ones baby wash cloth. A little bit of this product goes a long way! I wiped down my face with the oil, which was sort of odd at first. I am so used to having a product that either lathers or has a gritty exfoliating texture. Next, I followed the directions and rinsed with warm water. After I was done washing my face, my face felt so clean!  It did not leave my face feel too dry or too oily!

The second time I washed my face with this product I decided to use a cotton ball. I THOUGHT my face was not that dirty. Obviously I was wrong! Below is a picture showing how filthy my face was! YUCK!!!
Left: cotton ball i used to wipe my face down
Right: clean cotton ball 
I have not used this product as a make up remover yet. I have not had time to even put make up on!
I am hoping to  have a date night with my hubbie soon. Then I will get all beautified and after the date I will be able to use it as a make up remover. One of my blogger friends told me it was a REALLY good make up remover, so I am eager to see how it works with removing my make up.

I also received InstaNatural's Rosehip oil

Here are a few pieces of information from their Amazon listing :-ONLY ONE INGREDIENT: 100% Pure Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil | NO FILLERS: No Unneeded Fillers and Dilutions - Paraben, Alcohol, and Fragrance Free. Bottled in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Certified Facility-Get YOUTHFUL- RADIANT COMPLEXION: Dry skin will be instantly replenished and revitalized. Fine Lines are visibly reduced and skin is immediately brighter and more radiant-OTHER BENEFITS: Also helps diminish the appearance of scars & stretch marks. Also great for sun spots, age spots, brittle nails, damaged hair & more!

I really liked the fact it helps with scars and stretch marks. I have MANY stretch marks from my two pregnancies. After using this product for a while I noticed that the part of the stretch marks from my first pregnancy, which had more time to heal, started to fade even more. I just had my daughter 4 months ago and my stretch marks expanded with that pregnancy. I noticed the areas that were red and angry looking had started to heal and settle down slowly turning into the silvery color and less noticeable. I really love this product you only have to use a little bit and you cant beat the giant 4 oz bottle you get! This stuff will last me forever!

InstaNatural also has many other products, which are awesome!
Keep an eye out ... I will be doing reviews on more of their products soon!

Buy the Deep Cleansing Facial Oil here

Buy the Rosehip Oil here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Almost perfect- Ebook


*Sirens* Short review alert!!! *Sirens*
This review will have quoted inserts from the book but since I hate spoiling a book...I wont be posting the conclusion of the book. I will also be leaving out a bunch of specific... this book has such a crazy twisting plot with many in depth details. Again I don't want to spoil anything

A family's day started off with arguing. They argued about his plans to go off roading and argued about his car. It would be easier to off road if he had a Hummer or Land Rover. "What do we need one of those monsters for?" She asks. After much arguing the couple finally decides to go off roading. After all if they stayed home and relaxed in bed like his wife suggested, it would be worse. He decided he would rather get out and deal with his complaining the whole time.

It was storming, their kids were asleep in the back seat and now their GPS stopped working. They were lost! He didnt know where they were only that they were somewhere in the National Park. For a moment he thought about calling his friends to help him out, then changed his mind. He didn't want to be ridiculed by one of the guys. "I told you we'd get lost, he heard her hiss on his right." He reassured her not to worry. "There should be a clearing somewhere around here." Just then he FINALLY found the clearing he was talking about and sped up. "Stop! Stop! Something is blocking the way!" He slammed on the brakes, causing his kids to wake up. Once he calmed down, he was finally able to look and see what was blocking the way. It looked like a charred car.  He cursed as he climbed out of the car, ignoring his wife's protests. He walked towards the burned car and once he reached it "the stench hit him immediately. It was the same smell that used to haunt him in his nightmares after the war; The smell of charred human flesh  mixed with the sweet scent of damp earth and orange blossoms, a combination impossible to stomach." He ran back to the car yelling at his wife to call the the police. They were trying to calm the kids down, who were panicked asking why they need to call the police. At the same time they find a briefcase and laptop. He tells his wife to leave it alone, but of course she ignores him. She then finds what looked like a drivers license. "You know who this is? Lior Almong!"

*Side note* Okay here is where I will be just lightly touching base on whats happening in the book. Even though I am giving a short review this book is quite long and has a very twisted plot. I purposely leave out things. My goal with this is not to summarize the book its to peak your interest to read and enjoy the book like I am doing (no I have not YET finished the book, like I said it is a LONG book with a complex storyline)

A little background on the characters
Tamar works with the Angel & Angel law firm. She works with Lior Almong, who she was dating. She was still waiting for him to introduce her to his mother. Tamar has two friends Nili and Alona. Where they worked they did all they could to create a family atmosphere. Nili and Alona were married and Tamar lived with her boyfriend (Lior). Things started to get pretty complicated for the ladies. Nili's husband leaves herself for another man, and Alona had an affair with Lior. How could Alona do that to her?!!? This eventually caused a rift in their friendship.

Back to the story!

Tamar greeted a client wondering where Lior was. As she was explaining that Lior should be here soon, she was pulled aside. Samuel, one of the Angel brothers came and informed her that Lior was found dead in Alona's car!

Okay here is a speedy ending to my review! Hope you can keep up!

Alona was arrested for killing Lior. She had gone to meet him at a bar but he never showed up... at least that's what she remembers. Nili gets with her ex-husband who is the only lawyer anyone can think of to help clear Alona's name. With Toledano (Nili's ex-husband) working along with Nili, they find out that Alona was somehow drugged at the bar. Who could have drugged her? Their attempts in trying to find the bartender that evening did not turn up much. They found his girlfriend who said he suddenly decided to leave the country.What was he up to? Someone also remembered her arguing with a man at her place. Who was she arguing with? While the investigation is going on Tamar is approached by her father saying he is probably going to be arrested for embezzling money. Shocked, Tamar wants to help her father, but in order to she must know why he was being accused of stealing. He then invites her to listen to his story about his childhood, which led up to the accusations held against him. Meanwhile, in the investigation to find out evidence that proves that Alona did not murder Lior... they also find out that Alona's husband knew about the affair. In fact he threatened to take everything from Alonna. She was afraid by her husbands threat and didn't want to lose her family... especially her kids over some silly affair.  Could HE have killed Lior? With further investigation they find out that Lior was a heavy gambler and even borrowed money to "buy" his apartment, which he was actually renting. Did he owe someone money? Is that why he was murdered? But how did he end up in Alona's car?

 Will Tamar ever forgive Alona for the affair? Will Alona remember what happened that night? Will they ever find out who murdered Lior?

Buy this book on amazon to find out!


I really apologize for the crazy blog review... It was extremely hard for me to write this one! There is SO much going on in this book!! It is such a good read so far, I cannot put it down!

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Ebook - Vegetarian weight loss

A short book review!
I am currently in the process of losing weight. I got this book in hopes of learning more about vegetarianism.
I figured if i could introduce some vegetarian habits or recipes in my daily routine that it would help me in the process of losing weight.

I really enjoyed reading this book! I loved the way the chapters were broken down. It begins with how being a vegetarian will help you lose weight, then tells you  the difference between vegetarianism and veganism. A vegan does not eat ANY animal products, not even milk or eggs. While, vegetarieans will sometimes eat eggs, drink milk or even fish! Next, it explains the health benefits of a vegetarian diet.  Explaining that about 70% of all diseases are caused by your diet. WOW!!! I learned a BUNCH  from just those two chapters!

The next chapters you learn about which foods to avoid and which to eat. For example, Grains are VERY important in a Vegetarian diet. Also there are some things you need to keep an eye out for while shopping. For example, some tortilla chips contain animal products. WOW! I would never have guessed! As you continue reading it tells you different sources to get vitamins and proteins as a vegetarian or vegan. For example, you can get proteins from tofu, beans, lentils, chickpeas etc.

The largest portion of the book is a TON of yummy looking recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!
Yummy recipes like Soy Pocket Eggs, Warm Squash Salad, and Zucchini Mushroom Lasagna! YUM!!!
They talk about why microwaving food is bad for you and exercise. To finish the book they give tips on how to transition into the vegetarian diet, give tips on eating out as a vegetarian and tips for successful vegetarian weight loss.

I probably wont transition to be a vegetarian but it was extremely fun to learn about the vegetarian lifestyle. I will definitely be cooking a BUNCH of the recipes in this book!

I definitely would recommend reading this book!

Buy it on Amazon!

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Trim Fuel Protein Shake Review + Giveaway


 First, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Courtney and I am 26 years old. I am a mommy to two wonderful children. My little man Wyatt is 2 and my princess is almost 4 months ( boy does time fly!).  I started using this product along with my exercise regiment (which I am still working on and tweaking). My goals are to lose weight for my upcoming wedding in April and to form healthier habits.

Trim Nutrition is the company I went through to get my Whey Powder protein shakes.
Their protein shakes come in 4 flavors Chocolate, Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon and Mocha Latte'.

I spoke with a Trim Nutrition representative, who was extremely helpful, and he suggested drinking this as a breakfast meal supplement. At first I tried out the single serve packets of the flavors Chocolate, Vanilla and Apple Cinnamon. ( I hope to soon try the Mocha Latte flavor !)
I really liked all the flavors I tried! The apple Cinnamon tasted just like an apple pie! YUM!

I decided to stick with Chocolate since I am like the biggest Chocoholic ever! I enjoyed adding a banana to my shake one morning and another morning I added a small glob of peanut butter with my shake... SUPER YUMMY! It also tastes good to add a sprinkle of cinnamon into the shake! There are also many other things you can add to spice up your shake for the day! Ive also heard of some people adding a scoop of frozen yogurt as a treat. It doesn't hurt to splurge once in a while, just have to make sure you don't make a habit of doing it all the time! :-)

In addition to my morning breakfast shake so far I have been working out once a week. Through the  Meetup app on my phone, I found a fitness coach who offers free exercise classes. So far we have done Focus T25, P90x, and 21 day fix exercises. The class is an hour long and boy does it kick my butt!! I also just recently finished a 5k walk/run called The Flavor Run. I had a blast! To step it up with my exercise routine, as soon as September is over, I will start one of those 30 day challenges. I am thinking about doing the ab crunches one, where you do multiple different types of crunches every day, for a whole month. After that 30 day challenge I plan on moving on to another one!

I am extremely happy with my results from the exercise and whey protein shake combo. I so far have lost 3 lbs and that is from just drinking my shake every morning, watching what I eat and working out ONCE a week! The last time I weighed myself  was before the 5k run, so I am eager to see what progress I have made since then! Below is my most current progress photo... I had only taken two (I know I need to take more!). My first photo I posted to facebook and i guess it was deleted by the groups admin because i was in my underwear and bra. In the photo I was completely covered , probably more covered up than some bathing suits out there, oh well. I looked in my phone and I guess it never saved there , so ... Ill make this my starting point photo. There was not that much of a difference between the photos anyways. I cant wait to continue my Trim Fuel journey and reach my goal of becoming healthier (yes I will be taking and posting more progress photos!)

Gotta love bathroom Selfies!
Weight loss progress! (aka starting point)

I highly recommend using this product! Not only is their product great but the representatives over at Trim Nutrition are EXTREMELY friendly and helpful!
Head over and check their website out! Trim Nutrition has everything from Protein Shakes to herbal tea!

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Stroller Organizer

I am a mom of two ages almost 4 months and 2 and I like having options when it comes to strollers.
I have the Graco Snugrider Elite carseat stroller. Its easy to click in the Graco Snugride carseat into and go!I have the stroller that came with my Graco Snugride travel system two umbrella strollers AND the Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX Sit n Stand Double Stroller (similar to the one pictured, just with a different pattern).

Graco Snugride Travel System

Graco Sit n Stand Double Stroller
Snugrider Elite Stroller
Each Strollers handles are pretty different from each other. The 
Graco SnugRider Elite - Click Connect and Classic Connect stroller's handle adjusts and usually is more parallel to the ground when i use it and when my fiance' uses it looks more like the photo to the left.

I really LOVE this stroller organizer because i not only can use it on all 4 different kinds of strollers i have, but it also has many other uses! I used it to hold the plates napkins and silverware at my sons birthday party and I have seen it mentioned it can be used as a front basket on a bike and as an organizer caddy in the car!

 Each Strollers handles are pretty different from each other. The Graco SnugRider Elite - Click Connect and Classic Connect stroller's handle adjusts and
usually is more parallel to the ground when i use it and when my fiance' uses it looks more like the photo above.

It is extremely easy to install! There are adjustable buckles on each side of the organizer. All you have to do is buckle it on the stroller handle(s) and tighten it to make it the length you are comfortable with. If its too tight or high up, it is extremely easy to loosen the straps!

Photo Opp! All ready to get the mail!!

I really LOVE this stroller organizer because it makes getting the mail so much easier! Not only can I use it on all 4 different kinds of strollers i have, but it also has many other uses! I recently used it to hold the plates napkins and silverware at my sons birthday party and I have seen it mentioned it can be used as a front basket on a bike and as an organizer caddy in the car! You cant beat that!!!

I am extremely happy I recieved this product and will be using this ALL the time!
I HIGHLY recommend this product even if your little ones are not in a stroller.

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