Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator Review

I was privileged to be able to test and review  Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator as part of the Fuel You Better Campaign that was put on by Vega and also FitApproach. I am also hesitate but excited to try new things.

 

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I have to say that I was very happy with how the Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator tasted. I have never tried the Vega brand before but I have to jump on this band wagon and say that I am a fan now and would love to try other Vega products. I am always struggling with getting enough water; even though that is the only thing I drink during the day – so I thought this would  be the perfect product to test on myself. I would hope that it would give me the ability to drink more water during the day and help stay hydrated. I was given the Berry flavor to test and it was very berry. The flavoring wasn’t over powering either which was one concern I had.

I love the fact that the packets are small enough that I could keep a few on my purse (aka Baby P’s bag) so even on the go I could have the option to make the best choices in hydration. Also, because the Vega products are plant based, the hydrator is also dairy, soy and gluten free. I also love the fact that the products contain no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners! BONUS!!  I really try to limit the artificial-ness (yes, I just made that word up!) I have during the day.

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Now, lets talk about the facts…The Supplement Facts!

 

How do you stay hydrated during the day? 

Make sure you are following Vega and FitApproach:

Twitter: @FitApproach @VegaTeam
Instagram: @FitApproach @Vega_Team
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Disclaimer: I am a SweatPink Ambassador and was given the opportunity to review this product for free. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any one including the company that the product came from.

J-Color Paint -N- Fly Glider Kit Review

I had the opportunity to review the J-Color Paint -N- Fly Glider Kit. After receiving the kit, I couldn’t wait to try them out with the daycare littles! My boys love airplanes, rockets, trains…Etc!

 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not very cooperative so it took awhile before I could introduce the gliders to the boys. As soon as Mother Nature gave us a good day we took advantage of it! I told the boys once we were outside, I had a surprise for them. When I showed the gliders to them they were so excited. I wish I could have captured their expressions with the camera but being it’s just me with the littles, I only have so many hands! :)
So after explaining the gliders to the boys, I let them have at it. Being the boys are only 3 and 4, it took them a few tries to get the hang of it but once they did, boy did they have so much fun!!

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I asked them, after it was time to put the gliders away and head inside for lunch, if the gliders were fun and they all said “YES!!” The boys have renamed the gliders “air jets” and everytime we go outside, the first question is “Can we play with the air jets?”. Of course the answer is YES! :)

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Now that I have told you about how much the boys loved playing with the gliders, let’s get into the details about the gliders.

The glider is 18 inches long with a height of 3.5 inches. Which makes it easy to hold by children of all ages.

The glider kit comes with:

  • instructions
  • paint
  • paint plate
  • glider parts

The instructions are not very detailed for assembly but they do not have to be. The illustrations are very helpful and the gliders go together in just 3 easy steps. The gliders are made with a flexible EPO foam with helps in the durability of the gliders. At first I was nervous about the gliders crashing onto the cement because I did not want them to get ruined the first time we played with them. I can honestly say after many “crashes” (and we all know how rough boys can be sometimes), the gliders still look brand new!

Because of the weather and how the boys schedules worked out, I did not have them paint them before flying. (The instructions say to allow for a full 24 hours before flying after painting). I did, however, paint the glider myself and then the boys fly it the next time we went outside. WE did not repaint the glider yet, but the glider was soaked in water for 2 hours and I found the paint peeled right off! Such an awesome idea!!!!

The gliders can be bought via online, individually or in packages up to 36 depending on the model you pick. This is a great idea for daycare centers, birthday parties or family gatherings.

Find them Online
http://www.venom-group.com
http://www.atomik-rc.com

Friend them on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/venomgroup
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Follow them on Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/Venom_RC
http://www.twitter.com/Atomik_RC

Watch them on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/venomgroupintl
http://www.youtube.com/TheAtomikrc

 

Disclaimer: I was given this kit to review for free. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by anyone including the company I am doing a review for.

 

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Liebster Award!

 

I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award from Taurren over at http://www.bgmaes.net/. I want to say THANK YOU for the nomination!!!

So here are the rules: 

The 11 questions I was given are:

1.   Ryan Gosling or David Boreanaz? (If you don’t know who David is, look him up!) *David Boreanaz*

2.   Chocolate or Vanilla? *Chocolate, but if I have a choice it would be a twist!*

3.   Favorite subject in school? *Vocational Child Care*

4.   If you could pick to live in one movie or tv show for 1 day, what would it be? *Sons of Anarchy*

5.   What is your favorite thing about blogging? *Having an outlet*

6.   What is the coolest event you have ever been to or that you want to attend? *

7.   Do you prefer summer or winter, why? *Summer, I hate the cold!!*

8.   What is your favorite song? *Right now, its Bottoms Up by Brantley Gilbert* But I love anything country

9.   Do you prefer flip flops or heels? *flip flops*

10.  What do you have to have to make it through the day? *Nap time for the littles*

11.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be? *Texas*

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11 Facts About Me:

  1. I love being shoes, I just hate to wear them.
  2. I live anything Disney
  3. Camping is my favorite summer activity
  4. I would rather live in a small town then a big city
  5. Pink is my favorite color
  6. I drive an F250 and love it.
  7. I would rather hang my clothes to dry outside on the clothes line then use the drier.
  8. I make Baby Ps food
  9. I have a Yorkie
  10. I’m a bookworm
  11. I’m sometimes to organized that it stresses me out.

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Blogs I’ve Nominated:

http://camoandlipstick.blogspot.com/

http://www.astorybooklife.us/

http://www.organicallymo.com/

http://mynotesonttcandlife.blogspot.com/

http://http://thebeginnersrunner.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.momrunningonempty.com/

http://alguninterrupted.blogspot.com/

http://www.fabchickgetsfit.com/

http://www.thecfamilyblog.com/

http://hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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Questions to Answer:

  1. What celebrity would you love to spend the day with? (dead or alive) and Why?
  2. What is your guilty pleasure?
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  4. Who do you feel is the most influential person in your life?
  5. What is your favorite hobby?
  6. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  7. What is your go to song to boost your mood?
  8. Would you rather watch TV or have music on?
  9. What’s your favorite animal?
  10. What do you do to unwind at night before bed?
  11. Wine , Beer, Liquor or No Alcohol?

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Review

About a month ago we experienced our first case of a really bad diaper rash. #teethingproblems Every diaper change became a battle and Baby P would just cry. It truly broke my heart. I started using a pretty common name brand extra strength diaper rash cream but it did not seem to be working. In all honestly, it seemed to be making the diaper rash worse. I had to do something to relieve the pain from my Princess, so off to the store I go.

There weren’t very many choices but after reading the ingredients of most of the different types of diaper cream and I finally decided on the one that had the least amount of ingredients in the product. This happened to be Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. I never tried this one, nor did I have any experience with the product and my daycare children. I thought, “What’s the worse that could happen? This doesn’t work and we end up back at the store”.

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After using the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste for 24 hours Baby P’s diaper rash went from being “elmo red” to almost completely gone! I was so impressed with the product, I will never use anything else!!! I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has children in diapers or anyone who works with children in diapers.

Now that I have told you about how much I enjoy the product, lets talk more about the specifics of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. (I bought the maximum strength).
Ingredients:

  • zinc oxide (40%)
  • castor oil
  • mineral oil
  • parrafin
  • peruvian balsam

The scent is pleasant. It is not a very strong scent and does not smell like a “medicine”. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is a light tan color that wipes off nicely. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste comes in three different kinds. There is (1) The Original, (2) the All Natural and also (3) the Maximum Strength. I have personally only seen the Original and Max. Strength around my area but if I ever run into the All Natural I will definitely be picking some up. The Butt Paste comes in a 2 oz and also a 4 oz tube. Prices will vary depending on location and also by store but in order to give you an idea; around my area prices range from $4.50 – $8.00. (depending on the product and size) I compared prices with some of the other diaper rash creams and they were very comparable. I am firm believer that you only get what you pay for and for results like the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste provides and the relief it gives Baby P, the extra money is worth it!

On a star rating of 0-5 I would give Boudreaux’s Butt Paste a very solid 4. I am the type of person that stands behind a product that I believe in 100% and this product is no exception!!!

You can visit Boudreaux’s Butt Paste site:  http://www.buttpaste.com/
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Disclaimer: I bought this product myself. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by anyone including the company I am doing a review for.

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Resolve to know more…

about what NOT to say to someone dealing with infertility.
(Taken from resolve.org)

  1. Don’t tell them to relax. Comments such as “just relax” create even more stress for the infertile couple, particularly the woman. The woman feels like she is doing something wrong when, in fact, there is a good chance that there is a physical problem preventing her from becoming pregnant.
  2. Don’t minimize the problem. Failure to conceive a baby is a very painful journey. Comments like, “Just enjoy being able to sleep late . . . .travel . . etc.,” do not offer comfort. Instead, these comments make infertile people feel like you are minimizing their pain.
  3. Don’t say there are worse things that could happen. Who is the final authority on what is the “worst” thing that could happen to someone? Different people react to different life experiences in different ways.
  4. Don’t say they are not meant to be parents. “One of the cruelest things anyone ever said to me is, ‘Maybe God doesn’t intend for you to be a mother.’” Infertility is a medical condition, not a punishment from God or Mother Nature.
  5. Don’t ask why they are not trying IVF. Because most insurance plans do not cover IVF treatment, many are unable to pay for the out-of-pocket expenses. Infertility stress is physical, emotional, and financial.
  6. Don’t push adoption or another solution. So often infertile couples are asked, “Why don’t you just adopt?” The couple needs to work through many issues before they will be ready to make an adoption decision or chose another family building option.
  7. Don’t say, “You’re young, you have plenty of time to get pregnant.” Know the facts. It’s recommended that women under 35 see a fertility specialist after being unable to conceive for one year. Being young increases your chance of fertility treatments working, but it does not guarantee success.
  8. Don’t gossip about your friend’s condition. For some, infertility treatments are a very private matter, which is why you should respect your friend’s privacy.
  9. Don’t be crude. Don’t make crude jokes about your friend’s vulnerable position. Crude comments like, “I’ll donate the sperm” or “Make sure the doctor uses your sperm for the insemination” are not funny, and they only irritate your friends.
  10. Don’t complain about your pregnancy. For many facing infertility, it can be hard to be around other women who are pregnant. Seeing your belly grow is a constant reminder of what your infertile friend cannot have. Not complaining can make things a little easier for your friend.
  11. Don’t question their sadness about being unable to conceive a second child. Having one child does not mean a couple feels they have completed their family. Also, a couple may have had their first child naturally and easily but are now experiencing secondary infertility – infertility that comes after you’ve already had a child.
  12. Don’t ask whose “fault” it is. Male or female factor. Just because a friend has told you he or she is experiencing infertility as a couple, does not mean he or she wants to discuss the details.
  13. On the other hand, don’t assume the infertility is female factor. 1/3 of infertility is female factor, 1/3 is male factor, and 1/3 is unexplained.

 

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Resolve to know more….

About Infertility. It’s a word I never thought I would have to think about. I didn’t expect to get pregnant the first time. I thought it would take a few “tries”. I thought within a year I would have a happy baby to take home.

Here is my story:

The year was 2010. Mr. Love and I had been married for 2 years (almost to the date) and we decided it was time to start trying to bring a bundle of joy into this world and turn our family into a 3 person home. It was time to turn to the next chapter in our lives together. We enjoyed our time being married and doing things together (by this time we have been together for 5 years) but we knew we wanted to become parents.

It was a scary and exciting time for us. We were unsure and nervous of the unknown. Would we become good parents? How would our furbaby react to someone else getting attention? Would it be a boy or a girl? Would Mr. Love be able to come home for the birth? Those are just some of the questions that came up when we would talk about taking the next step.

After about 6 months of trying and nothing happened. I went to the DR for a yearly examine and brought it up to him that we were trying and nothing is happening. He said it’s normal and if it didn’t happen in about 6 more months to give him a call back. Well, I called him back a little earlier. Mr. Love was home for the summer and I wanted to get to the process started if we had to go down the fertility drug route. I was still hopeful at this point that we would be able to do it ourselves.
Well, after speaking with the DR. He thought we should take the next step and start clomid. We were given 50mg the first month. Still no positive. The following month we were given 100mg and another 100mg on the third month. By this time I was getting frustrated and I felt like the DR wasn’t doing as much as he could to help me. It was exactly one year of trying I decided it was time to switch DR’s.  New DR said he would monitor my cycles for a few months and also give me clomid again. First month with new DR was 100mg again. Still negative. AF showed. Second month with new DR. was 100mg with 2 extra days of clomid. Ta-Da! It worked!!! We got our first ever positive on November 22, 2011.

And then the day our world was torn apart. It was almost 2 weeks before Christmas 2011. I started bleeding. I got into the DR that day and they couldn’t find ANYTHING in my uterus. My world was falling apart right there. THEN came the news. “I think you’re having an ectopic pregnancy”. I went for more lab work and then recieved the call. “I need you to come in and we are going to administer the Methotraxate shot.” It was confirmed. Our little bean was trying to make my tube his/her home. I have never felt so upset in my life. I remember waking up in the middle of the night, like it was a nightmare and then realizing it was the reality and start crying again. Mr. Love and I decided to take some time off of actually trying after this time and just let it be. If it happened it would happen. After some time off we decided to revisit the DR again. We started back on clomid and in October of 2012 we got our second set positive! June of 2013 we gave birth to a princess!

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Infertility takes it’s toll on you emotionally, physically and mentally. It makes you feel broken. It makes you wonder why you have to go through this. It makes you resentful. It makes you bitter. It makes you give up hope. There are many different roller coaster of emotions that go with dealing with infertility. Just remember infertility affects 1 in 8 people; it’s not just women. Resolve to know more about infertility by visiting resolve.org. Also all week you can follow #NIAW on twitter to find more information.

 
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National Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility: (n) the inability to have a child that affects 1 in 8 couples. 

 

 This week is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). During this week it’s important to become aware of the signs, symptoms, and awareness of infertility. Infertility is a SILENT disease. It doesn’t give you a fever or a rash that would make you aware of something isn’t right with your body. Sometimes it doesn’t give you any reason why you are unable to conceive and carry a child. Infertility isn’t something that someone would be able to see from the outside when you look at someone. 

 

Infertility is something that takes you on a huge roller coaster of emotions. It gives you hope and lets you down within the same day. It makes you feel broken. It makes you feel incompetent. Infertility floods you with jealousy. Infertility makes you feel bitter at times. It gives you the emptiness. It consumes your life because it has taken away something you want more than anything in the world. 

 

Who are the people that deal with infertility, you might ask? 

We are sisters, daughters, granddaughters. We are aunts, uncles, brothers, husbands.

We are cancer survivors. We are diagnosed with PCOS. We are diagnosed with Endometriois. 

We are the person standing next to you in the grocery store line. We are the cashier in that same grocery store. Think of 8 people you know…1 of them is dealing with infertility. 

 

Don’t ignore us. We are people too!