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With the schedule that we carry during an average day, I find it more convenient to workout at home. One downside about working out at home is all the noise and the little people that always want to start carrying on a conversation. It never fails that while I am at the point of pushing the last few heavy reps that my little guys want to talk and then start asking why I'm not answering them.
How well do these things work? I am gonna say pretty darn good because it never fails when I first put them on that my seven year old has a million questions. I don't play the music loud but I can't hear a word he is saying which means they have to come off to answer the 100 questions he has prior to the workout starting!
|Oh look! All sweaty after workout, headphones still on and no cords to tangle up in my weights!|
They are lightweight and are very easily adjusted to fit different head sizes. I use them for workouts, my husband uses them for watching videos on his iPad when I am watching what he calls a "chick flick" on tv, and even my three and seven year old use it to play games on my iPhone or their tablet. So basically it is used by everyone in our home and for all different reasons. Not only are they sign for the kids that I am starting my workout, but I also love the fact they are wireless. No worries with cords getting caught up in the weights and I don't have to have my phone strapped around my arm.
- Awesome sound! Powered by a large digital amplifier and Motorola's wireless expertise, Tracks AIR sound engines produce a rich, detailed sound that is equal to or better than wired!
- Allows a multitasker like myself to continue multi-tasking: Tracks AIR connects two devices at once, so you can watch a movie on your tablet and seamlessly take a hands-free call with the touch of a button. Wired headphones can't do this!
- Superior sound unchained: On the road or roaming the home, they deliver incredible sound with up to 150 feet of wireless freedom. And with 15 hours of enduring battery life, you can stay charged through a long flight or keep the music playing all night!
Are you a Toy Story Fan like we are? We own all the movies and a bunch of the toys. To say we love Toy Story is almost an understatement! We were so excited to review Toy Story of Terror on Blu-Ray. This DVD features a Toy Story short movie where the gang goes on a trip with Bonnie. They have a crazy adventure. It is just the right amount of spooky for littles too!
The DVD bonus features were actually just as good as the main feature. There were Vintage Toy Commercials - we loved the one with Combat Carl! Also three Toy Story Toons were included. It is a fun movie to add to the collection of Toy Story adventures we already owned.
Be sure to tun into the Can-It-Forward today for your chance to win prizes, ask questions and so much more!! Here is the schedule of what will be discussed!
10:00am – 10:45am Pepper Jelly Demo with Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker
10:45am – 11:00am Tips on Urban Herb Gardening and Preservation
11:00am – 11:30am Peach Sriracha Jam Demo with Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars
11:30am – 11:45am Crafting in Ball canning jars with team from Martha Stewart Living
11:45am – 1:15pm Hugh Acheson Preserving and Mixology Demonstrations
1:15pm – 1:30pm Mixology Demonstration in Ball canning jars
1:30pm – 2:00pm Salsa Verde Demonstration with Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Home Canning System
Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to a new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride. This awesome and adventure packed DVD is 60-minutes in length and features 12 episodes filled with fun entertainment and humor.
Peppa is a loveable little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making her friends, but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles.
Episodes Included on this DVD are:
- The Balloon Ride
- The Cycle Ride
- George's Birthday
- Ice Skating
- The Baby Piggy
- Very Hot Day
- Daddy's Movie Camera
- Dr. Hamster's Tortoise
- The New Car
- George Catches A Cold
Over the last few years we have started planting an organic garden. Every year it gets a little better and a little better and this year we planted our first few blueberry bushes. So needless to say I am super excited when we finally able to start pulling from them!
As with learning to organic garden, I have also been learning to preserve/can. I grew up with our family planting a huge garden, but like most kids I would help pick a little and never paid any attention when the adults would all get together and can. It has been a learning experience for sure!
This is the first year that we have had success with tomatoes and I'm excited to see what next growing season will bring. We know we will be once again expanding our gardening space and I hope to have a big enough garden so that I don't have to purchase veggies in order to can!
Last year was my first year with preserving and I did salsa, blueberry jam and strawberry jam. The salsa did alright but I apparently did something wrong in the process and my jams never really set up the way they should.
I think it would be fair to say that I have failed more than succeeded when it comes to canning and preserving!! However, this year I have been blessed with the opportunity to try out the FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System and LOVE it!! It has added a lot less stress to my canning adventures and everything comes out perfect! It basically takes all the guess workout out of canning using SmartPRESERVE technology. It automatically senses and monitors time and temperature for each recipe which is pretty awesome!
Features of the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System 116852 :
- Pre-Heats your jars-Takes a quick 12 minutes. Leave your jars in the canning system until you are ready
- Comes with the jar lifter, jar rack and removeable inner pot that is all dishwasher safe.
- Includes a recipe book that has over 26 canning recipes from Jams & Preserves, to Tomatoes and Pickles, as well as some great meal ideas!
- Pre-programmed food and recipe buttons takes all of the confusing guesswork out of canning.
- Each recipe is up to 30% faster which means it isn't an all day process!
- Operates on any flat surface that is near an outlet
- Holds 6 half pints, 4 pints, or 3 quarts in one batch. Just always be sure to change out the water!
Also, on Saturday August 16, Jarden Home Brands will host the first annual International Can-It-Forward Day with special guest renowned chef and Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson! A day to celebrate home canning, International Can-It-Forward Day allows food enthusiasts to connect via a variety of online and in-person activities. New and experienced canners can participate in a live webcast on www.frespreserving.com, taking place on ground in Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, filled with canning demos where viewer questions will be answered in real-time by Chef Acheson and other experts while they learn the most popular (and delicious) home canning recipes. Twenty five farmers markets across the country will also be hosting Can-It-Forward Day celebrations!
- The Ball Canning Discovery Kit : A kit designed to demystify the home canning process and make fresh preserving accessible for even the most novice canner (Retail value $11.99)
- The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars (2 cases): These limited edition jars commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar and come in a beautiful green tint. These are being produced only in 2014 and are available in both pint and quart varieties.
- $100 FreshPreservingStore.com Gift Certificate!!
Shuriken School: The Complete Series is released today on DVD and Digital Platforms! My boys recently had to opportunity to check out this dvd and they LOVED it!
All in all my boys really enjoyed it. My three year old was the one that originally wanted to watch it and then my seven year old quickly became interested. He actually thought he could watch all 26 episodes in one night. Sadly though he wasn't able to hold his eyes open long enough.
Shuriken School: The Complete Series is currently available for $26.96.
Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!
Check out the trailer for “Frozen Sing-Along” here: https://www.facebook.
Now available on Blu-Ray - Muppets Most Wanted!
We had the opportunity to review this title. The three boys watched it with me. We giggled throughout. Highlights were Sam Eagle and Ty Burrell's story line. (I love Sam Eagle!) I also thought Ricky Gervais as Dominic Badguy was awesome! This movie had a lot of songs - which is great for singing along too. There are many cameos that were awesome - Josh Groban, Ray Liotta, and James McAvoy to name a few!
We had a blast watching the movie and seeing all our favorites take the screen again. This movie had mystery, comedy and all the things we've all come to love from The Muppets!
How many of you can say you remember your very first Cabbage Patch kid? I still remember when I went to the store and picked out my very first adopted doll over 30 years ago. Her name is Noel and I still have her today. She isn't the only one that I had through my childhood years and each one was/is special. There is just something unbeatable about a Cabbage Patch Doll!
Have you heard about the new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids? They are absolutely adorable and recently we had the opportunity to check one out. Phoebe Apple is the adorable little girl that joined our family and she has been very well taken care of.
The new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids wear real light up shoes fashioned after the popular Twinkle Toes shoes by Skechers!
|Some even have braces!|
The new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids can be purchased for $34.99
A few months ago we were introduced to an adorable little Elephant named Mumfie. My boys loved Mumfies White Christmas and have enjoyed Mumfies Quest: The Movie just as much!