Monday, December 15, 2014

Brieftons InstantVeg Spiralizer

I've tried out a bunch of vegetable slicer/noodle makers and have to say the Briefton's InstantVeg Spiralizer is by far my favorite. I'm jumping right in to why I loved it! Usually if something isn't amazing I'll just give the facts so my readers can see if it's for them. This post is full of my favorite things about it because it's a keeper in our house!!

The blade is completely out of the way of my hands. No worry of accidentally getting cut. You can see Nolan looking on. He was excited to help turn the handle and make noodles! It's very easy to use and doesn't require a lot of force or pressure to get the vegetables to cut. My first try and I had very little waste with my squash and zucchini and the cit vegetables were all used and not scrap weird shaped pieces I threw out. It makes amazing long ribbons perfect for replacing pasta. My kiddos got excited and ben tried their squash with marinara! That's a big deal!!

Minimal waste

Squash Ribbons!!
If you're looking to add only one kitchen gadget this is it!! Run to Amazon.

I received this product in order to facilitate a review but all opinions are my own!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Frozen Lullabies

Frozen is an insane hit with everyone and their mother it seems!! How perfect that Baby Rockstar has released lullaby renditions of all the awesome songs. We got the CD to try out so my bops put it to the test. I can't wait for Oliver to hear it too!!

The Lullaby Rendition of Frozen is a hit in our house. The melodies have light instruments and bells throughout and bring a very dreamlike mood to any room.

Wondering if your favorite track is included? Here is the list:

  • Frozen Heart
  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman
  • For the First Time in Forever
  • Love Is an Open Door
  • Let It Go
  • Reindeers Are Better Than People
  • In Summer
  • For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
  • Fixer Upper
  • Vuelie
  • Heimr Arnadalr

Be sure to check out this CD if you're a Disney fan with little ones!

All opinions are my own. I received this CD in order to facilitate my review. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Infuser Water Bottle

Being pregnant I'm drinking a ton of water and only more is to come as we move onto baby phase and nursing. I tried out the infuser water bottle which is BPA free and made from PET plastic. It has a wide mouth opening for filling and easy to use flip top lid.

The first few times I made strawberry and mint infused water which was amazing. My only problem was I drank it too fast and kept refilling so my subsequent bottles weren't as flavorful. Maybe I need to slow down!! Next, I tried cucumber and lime. It's refreshing and cool! The bottle is easy to fill and the fruit/veggie collection area is large enough to hold good sized pieces. If you're looking for a way to spice up your water check out this bottle. It's easily available on Amazon with Prime shipping even.

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Animal Trackers Club

The wildlife scientist in me loves the idea of a monthly animal geared activity box for kids. Nolan tried out Animal Trackers Club and was thrilled with it. The best way to describe this monthly subscription service is a cross between a homeschool lesson plan and a pinterest board. It has fun activities like crafts, learning sheets, and small toys.

Nolan's activity set came with a fun field kit (metal type lunchbox) where he stored a lot of his favorite nature finds and parts of the pack. There was much more than would fit just inside the small box though!!

Learning included letters, number matching, and wildlife facts and stories. There were portions that worked best for me to help him along and others her did all on his own. Win, win for both of us!!

This kit actually kept Nolan's interest for a long time and wasn't just toy based which I loved. The above picture was snapped days after he originally opened the kit. It was his brother's nap time which means free use of the electronics and TV. Look what is next to him on the floor being ignored!! The phone and his favorite apps! That's a huge success in my book!

Okay here is the part moms love even more... the cost. Usually the monthly subscription boxes are cost prohibitive unless randomly gifted by the grandparents. Animal Trackers Club is just $11.95/mo with $3,95 shipping. It's geared towards ages 3 and above and was perfectly matched for my 5yr old. 

So what exactly do you get? Straight from Animal Trackers website.....

Your child's adventure begins with: 

  • Introduction to the Animal Trackers Club

  • Animal Trackers Club Safari Lunchbox
  • African Savanna Information Card
  • Cover and Ring for the Safari Animal Photo Collection
  • Savanna Art Project
  • Savanna Animal Cards Activity

  • Each Additional Month You'll Receive

  • Animal Information Card
  • Animal Play Figure
  • Animal Foam Mask
  • Animal Magnet
  • Safari Animal Photo Card
  • Learning Activity
  • Art Project

  • I received one or more of the products mentioned in order to facilitate a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Teachers Pay Teachers!

    I got to try out a November Kindergarten-aged bundle from Teachers Pay Teachers and wanted to share this resource with all of you! I'm always looking for fun preK and K educational resources and stumbled upon teachers pay teachers a while back. They offer digital downloads on a per item basis of learning worksheets, classroom resources, and much more. If you're a a teacher looking for resources, a mom looking for something new to pull out when doing learning at home, or a teacher looking to make some extra cash it might be perfect for you.

    For Nolan we used the November bundle to supplement what he is already doing at VPK and to give us a little more structure at home. It's never forced on him but if he's looking for something to do in the evening I'll offer a fun worksheet from it. Her are a few excerpts of our package (obviously only small portions shown to protect the integrity of the downloads).

    You can see ahead of time ratings, excerpts, and more statistics on any item you're purchasing. Top rated contributors are noted and popular items easily available. The search category makes it really easy to supplement any given theme or lesson plan too. If you're looking for easy, searchable, grassroots teaching resources check out Teachers Pay Teachers!!

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

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    Cocktail Muddler

    So I'm not exactly drinking alcohol right now but tried out the Btipsy cocktail muddler. Hubby loves his mojitos and other fun cocktails and I've been growing our own mint! Using out mint leaves and the Btipsy I've had some amazing teas! Before trying out the muddler I found their graphic pretty informative. I had to learn exactly how to use a muddler first.

    The nylon head of this muddler is grooved nylon and it's dishwasher safe (recommended to hand wash for longevity though). The handle is stainless steel, weighted and feels very solid when being used. The company also offers a three year warranty. If you need a fun gift or stocking stuffer for the bar aficionado in your life check out the Btipsy cocktail muddler!

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

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    House for Sale!!

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