Summer Essentials, Balance Bars & Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #BalanceShapeUp #Spon

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We shopped for summer essentials at Walmart today. We don't go anywhere in the summer - whether it's a day trip to the beach or the pool - without bringing along snacks. So naturally our first stop was in the pharmacy department to find the two new Balance Bar flavors, cookie dough and peanut butter. I'd never tried these before and I was eager to give them a try. After picking those up, we had more shopping to do. We're half way through the summer and we have found that there are still a few … [Read more...]

Pink Grapefruit-Walnut Detox Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit-Walnut Smoothie

If you follow me on instagram or if you know me in real life, you know that I drink a lot of smoothies. They're a great way to make sure I get all of my daily fruits and veggies in, and they're also quick and delicious. But I've gotten into a bit of a smoothie rut. I tend to make the same combo over and over: greens, carrots, strawberries and banana. It's getting old. I noticed everyone else in my house suddenly losing interest in my smoothies as well, so I guess I wasn't the only one feeling … [Read more...]

VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch Review and Giveaway

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Do you like finding 100 of your child's selfies on your tablet or smartphone? Me neither. But they all do it, unless you can find a decent alternative to keep them entertained. Both of my kids have their own kiddie cameras, but that's all there is to them. They snap a few photos and then they're done. The Kidizoom® Smartwatch does so much more than take photos, and I'm going to show you why I think this is going to be a hot ticket item come Christmas. Once Emma laid her eyes on it, her … [Read more...]

A fond farewell to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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More and more die-hard apple fans are making the switch to android smart phones. My phone is several years old, and it hasn't been working properly since the last IOS update. I've been due for an upgrade, but I really wanted to make sure I considered all types of phones to see which one is right for me. The first on my list to try was the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which runs on the super fast Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. My first impression was that this phone was very large, maybe even too … [Read more...]

Kefir Tzatziki Chicken

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! We are thoroughly enjoying the summer season, but it's been far from lazy. We have been running non-stop to make the most of our three favorite months out of the year at the Jersey Shore. With so much time being spent out of the house, I like to take full advantage of the grill. Grilling means very little meal prep and cleanup which in turn gives us more time to spend doing what we want to do as a family. It only takes a few minutes to make my … [Read more...]

Gardening without Leaks: LeakFree watering system review

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I have a love/hate relationship with gardening. What I love is seeing my hard work pay off when my flowers or plants grow, especially when it's time to harvest and collect the "fruits" of my labor. What I don't like so much are the nuisances like ever-growing weeds, and tools that no longer work the way they should. One of those tools that wasn't working anymore for me was my gardening hose and the spray nozzle. Then I received an email about the new LeakFree watering system by sister brands … [Read more...]

Easy Fat Free Tzatziki Sauce

Fat Free Tzatziki Sauce

When I enjoyed my very first gyro, I fell in love with tzatziki sauce. It's not only delicious over shaved lamb, but I love it with chicken and fish, as a dip on a crudités platter, with pita bread or even as a salad topping. The options are limitless. I like to make recipes that are on the lighter side, so I came up with this fat free tzatziki sauce recipe. By using greek yogurt, you save yourself a step. If you use regular plain yogurt, you will have to strain it first, but I'm all about … [Read more...]

Tiggly Shapes Review

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When it comes to accessories for the iPad, I tend to be a bit skeptical. My kids tend to become frustrated easily when something is not user-friendly to their abilities, so when I heard about Tiggly Shapes I was excited to try it out, but I had low expectations. As you will see from our review, we were blown away with this cool toy. The kids even fought over it, which is something I was certainly not expecting. Tiggly Shapes come in this cool box, that when opened gives the appearance of … [Read more...]

Peach Snapple Iced Tea #BrewOverIce

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If I were to choose my favorite small appliance out of the many that we own, I'd have to go with my Keurig. My Special Edition machine has been going strong ever since I reviewed it several years ago. I'm the sole coffee drinker in the house, so it made perfect sense. I've used it to create delicious single-servings of coffee daily, but recently I decided to limit my coffee intake. Suddenly I've become hooked on the Brew Over Ice K-cups, especially the Peach Snapple Iced Tea … [Read more...]

manduka Onward Sandals Review

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I LOVE flip flops.  If it was acceptable to wear them everywhere I would.  I'm always looking for a new (but comfortable) pair, because not all flip flop/sandals are the same.   I was able to try out Manduka’s LiveON Collection’s Onward Sandal and i'm so glad I did.  These comfortable and sturdy sandals made from 100% reclaimable & recyclable PLUSfoam®. In bright and colors, these sandals are like yoga mats for your feet! Manduka’s LiveON Collection’s Onward sandals are made from a … [Read more...]

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