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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My Five Favorite Summer Must Have Running Products

Check out my favorite items for summer running!

These are samples of products that I received over the past year and are ones that I love.
   I have been a runner for quite some time and when summertime hits, I have to change up things in my running game. The hot weather forces me to have to change the time of day that I go running. That means I either go running early morning or late at night. I am not a morning person so it is hard for me to get up early to go running. Waiting to night time to run is not any better as I am too tired to run. So I either force myself to get up or just go running in the heat. Oh, the struggles of summer running! This summer I have been working out at the gym three days a week and running outdoors for two days. I like that I have a free gym membership. I also have been going to the gym more often as I am trying to motivate my husband to workout more.

This has been my typical summer fitness schedule

Monday- elliptical machine at the gym for 40 minutes. 15 minutes of weight machines
Tuesday- run 30 minutes
Wednesday -elliptical machine at the gym for 40 minutes. 15 minutes of weight machines
Thursday- run 30 minutes
Friday- elliptical machine at the gym for 40 minutes. 15 minutes of weight machines
Saturday/ Sunday rest

This summer I have discovered some products that have helped me with running. So in no particular order of preference, I am excited to tell you about my favorite running products.

My go-to supplement for energy!

When I wait until evening to run, I am tired and I need some energy so I reach for this delicious berry flavored Endurance Drink to give a boost of energy. What I like about this supplement is that it gives me great energy without any caffeine. If I have caffeine after 3 PM, I will not be able to sleep. So I just mix up this drink that is loaded with B-vitamins to get some energy for running. This delicious drink also has collagen in it so it helps my muscles too.

The aches of summer running!

   I seem to be getting more muscle aches this summer. Maybe it has something with the heat or the fact I have increased my weights at the gym. I think both as the aches have also been on my knees and I only do arm weights at the gym. I love using CBD Oil Cream for muscle aches as it helps with the aches and pains. I discovered that CBD Oil Cream is great for pain last winter when I had a trigger finger that was stiff and hurt when I moved it. I applied CBD Oil Cream to my finger and it felt better the next day.  I also use CBD Oil Tincture for other pains like headaches. Since CBD Oil has no THC in it, I feel like it is a safe natural supplement. The other day my neck was sore from the trampoline park and I used the CBD Oil Cream on it and it gave me immediate pain relief. I also used the CBD Oil Cream on my 11-year-olds back as it hurt from falling on it at the trampoline park and it gave him excellent pain relief too. 

My favorite drink after sweating!

  Once it starts getting hot here, I start drinking an electrolyte drink after I run to replace all that summer sweat. I am picky about what I drink for fluid replenishment as most of these drinks are too thick and salty for my taste. I love the taste of detox water as it comes is some tasty flavor combinations. This detox drink also has aloe vera in it so I am getting the benefits of healthy digestion. My boys also love the taste of detox water and I catch them sneaking sips from my drink.

    I love Turmeric for inflammation!

      On the days I run and do weights at the gym, I drink a delicious Turmeric Drink. This drink has plenty of Turmeric in it and it keeps my muscles from aching. I also take a daily turmeric supplement to keep my old joints healthy so I can continue to run. On days my muscles do get achy, I will take some extra turmeric and that helps with the pain. Turmeric is great for inflammation too!

My favorite protein powder!

  I continue to drink a daily protein smoothie in the summer as the extra protein helps my muscles recover quicker. I usually drink my protein smoothie in the morning as it is a great way to start my day with protein, fruit, and veggies. The extra protein in my diet has helped my body tone up. My boys love when I make Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pancakes for breakfast.

So these have been my favorite summer running products that I have been using.

Do you have any favorite products that you are loving?

Monday, July 16, 2018

That Crazy Thing Called Sleep And Why We Need It

Sponsored post: I am an ORB Wellness  Brand Ambassador.  I have received both products and compensation as part of this program. All opinions are my own.

                       Why we need want sleep so bad!

  I have never been that great of a sleeper. My husband complains that I sleep too light and should be able to sleep through anything like him. It drives me crazy that he never heard the kids cry in the middle of the night when they were babies. Oh, this man also can fall asleep in a matter of minutes. Something I have never been able to do. On my good days, it usually takes 30 minutes for me to fall asleep and that is with my relaxation techniques like stretching, sleep supplements, and deep breathing. Most people, like my husband, like to blame my computer use for my sleep problems but I have been in a battle with sleep for as long as I can remember- way before the internet. Most nights, I struggle with falling asleep or waking up way too many times so I tend to stay up late avoiding sleep altogether. When I finally get tired enough for sleep, I force myself to bed and play those mind games to fall asleep. I am glad I do not have to be up early for a job in the morning as I think I get my best sleep from 6-8 AM. All these sleep problems amount to me struggling most days to get motivated to work. On the rare days, I get plenty of sleep, those are the days that I get most of my writing done.

Fall Asleep. Stay Asleep. Wake Up Refreshed.

  So as a sleep-deprived person, I am always trying supplements/ways to fall asleep. I refuse to take prescribed sleep medicines that are habit forming and I reach for ones with natural ingredients that will not harm my body. I tend to rotate my supplements as I have found that supplements that once worked for me no longer work or do the opposite and keep me awake. So when I discover a new sleep supplement that is unique and works in a different way, I am always willing to give it a try. When I discovered ORB Sleep Complex, the purple container, my favorite color, got my attention. The 2-1 dual delivery system and 8-hour time release technology got my attention as I read the package.  I also liked the safe ingredients in this sleep supplement. The price at Costco was pretty good too for 60 servings. If you don't have a Costco membership, you can purchase ORB Sleep Complex at their website https://orbwellness.com/

 The ORB Sleep Complex had some unique ingredients in it like B-12 and lavender along with Melatonin and Valerian Root. I knew the Melatonin is used for sleep and I already use lavender in my diffuser to help me sleep but I was curious at how lavender would work in a supplement. I also wanted to see how the delayed release B-12 could get me the energy to help me wake up in the morning. On nights that I have trouble sleeping, I always struggle to get out of bed so energy in the morning is a good thing. I know I had a good night of sleep when I feel like getting out of bed when the birds start singing. I decided to give the ORB Sleep Complex a try as I struggle with sleep a couple times a week. When I don't get enough sleep, I can't think straight and my motivation to do things is just not there. Go HERE to see all the ingredients that are in the ORB Sleep Complex.

Love the shape of the container!

  I really like the sound of falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up refreshed in the morning. So I took one ORBcapsule an hour before bed, I know the serving size is two capsules but I tend to be sensitive to medicines so I want to see how one performed before I took two. The capsules had tiny purple beadlets suspended in a liquid and were easy to swallow. Since it could take up to an hour for the supplement to work, I then took my shower and had a bedtime snack. My husband says that I should not eat before bed but I am always hungry then and I can not sleep on an empty stomach.

                                 So how did I sleep?

  I went to bed at about 11:59 PM, I am a night owl. I must have dozed off pretty fast as I woke up from a deep about an hour later and I needed to turn from my back to sleep on my side as I was coughing from allergy nasal drip. I must remember to start off on my side when I go to bed as allergies prevent me from sleeping on my back. Once I turned to my side, I fell right back to sleep. I don't remember waking up again in the middle of the night. At about 7 AM in the morning the neighbor's dog started barking so I woke up. The sun was shining and I was ready to get out of bed but I stayed in bed until 8 AM as it was Saturday and I wanted some quiet time with the Lord. When I did get out of bed I did not feel tired and I wanted to get out of bed. The rest of my day went well and I did not feel tired.

 I feel comfortable with taking the ORB Sleep Complex on nights that I am having trouble falling asleep. For now, I will just take one capsule as it worked to help me fall asleep. It is good to know that I can safely take two capsules, if needed, for my sleep problems. I will keep the Sleep Complex by the side of my bed so it is there for the nights when I am having sleep problems. I don't feel like I need the ORB every night but if I do, I love that I can use it safely every night. Now that I have help with my sleep problems with this pretty purple product, my days are going to be a whole lot more productive. Just today, I got more work done than I have in a long time!

Got Sleep Problems? Check out ORB Sleep Complex!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrate Shark Week With ALEX DIY Knot-A Shark

 Celebrate 30 years of Shark Week with Discovery Channel!

            I received a craft kit from Alex to facilitate this post.

   Summertime is a perfect time for arts and crafts. It is also a perfect time for sharks! With the   Discovery Channel celebrating 30 years of  Shark Week starting on July 22nd, I thought it would be a perfect time to teach my boys how to make a blanket. My boys loved the idea of climbing into a sharks mouth so this was a cool blanket for them to make. My boys have never made a blanket so I decided to start with an easy tie and knot fleece blanket. The ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark kit came with everything to make a small blanket that would be a great sit in front of the TV blanket.

  The instructions were easy to follow and they even had pictures. The blanket did require some sewing and the boys needed some help with learning how to sew. The only sewing that the boys knew was how to thread a needle. So I taught them how to sew and I was surprised that they quickly learned how to sew. Learning how to sew is always good. The pre-punched holes made it easy for my boys to sew. They did have some trouble in knowing which side to start sewing on and they quickly discover that the end knot needed to be on the other side of the fabric. So mom had to pull the thread out a couple of times.

  The older of the two boys had the patience to sew but the younger boy did not like how long it took to sew the blanket. This was definitely a craft project that would take a couple weeks, maybe months for my boys to complete as they learned that sewing takes time. I wished that the shark blanket came with fabric glue so my boys could just glue the eyes, mouth, and fins on. The knotting part would be easy for my boys but the sewing part would take time. For now, the shark blanket will be a project that mom will have to help with as my boys discovered that they do not enjoy sewing.

ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark


Do your kids enjoy sewing?

ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark comes with everything you need to make every week Shark Week. Create your own snuggly, terror-of-the-deep blanket, that you crawl inside of, ideal for naps, sleepovers or binge-watching your favorite show. Stitch together the shark’s face with pre-punched fleece and felt pieces, then knot the sides closed and add a tail. When complete, the project measures 42in. x 60in. (106.7cm. x 152.4cm.). Includes 5 precut fleece shapes, 15 precut polyester felt shapes, 3 colors of cotton embroidery floss, needle and easy instructions. Recommended for children 8 years of age and older. $30.99 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Get Your Greens In A Vegan Orange Mango Smoothie

A delicious way to eat those leafy greens!

  I love my morning smoothies. They are a great way to get 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies into my day. I also make my smoothies with protein powder so my smoothie is a complete meal. When I eat 15- 20 grams of protein in the morning this keeps me satisfied so I am not snacking all morning. I also recently discovered that we ladies need more protein as we get older to prevent the dreadful muscle sag that tends to happen in our arms. More protein in my diet, exercise, healthy eating, and simple weightlifting is what keeps my arms and the rest of my body looking good. This Vegan Orange Mango smoothie has plenty of flavor in it so you can not taste the spinach. It is a delicious way to get some healthy greens into your diet. I also add an avocado to the smoothie for some healthy fats. I love the taste of avocados and can eat them by themselves as they as so creamy.

  I added healthy protein smoothies to my diet three years ago when I turned 50 and was not happy with the way my body was looking. The weight was creeping on and my arms were flabby. It was then that I discovered that my body was lacking protein. In a couple of months, my body started to tone up. I eat a meatless diet and I was not consuming the protein that my body needed. A smoothie is just one of many ways to Get More Protein Without Eating Meat. My morning smoothie also fills me up with plenty of nutrition and the protein keeps me satisfied all morning so I do not snack on on cookies. Another smoothie that I am enjoying is an Energizing Berry Beet Smoothie that I make with a concentrated beet powder that is so incredibly sweet so it makes my smoothie so delicious and healthy.

 This delicious smoothie is also dairy free which is a plus for me. I have always had dairy issues with the lactose but I am cutting out dairy from my diet to see if my seasonal allergies get better. This year I have had a lot of asthmatic coughing and my allergy medicines are not working as well. So I will be eliminating dairy from diet to see if that helps.

Vegan Orange Mango Smoothie

1 orange, peeled and separated into pieces
1 cup frozen mango chunks
A handful of fresh spinach
1/2 avocado
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
1 cup water

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one serving.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer Outdoor Fun With Water Blasters From Buzz Bee Toys

                       Summer is the perfect time for water fun!

         We received samples from Buzz Bee Toys to facilitate this post.

Fun with water!

  Summer is here and it is hot out! The boys would love to be at the pool every day but that is just not going to happen as the pool near us is always crowded. So my boys have discovered other ways to cool off on a hot summer day. One of their favorite ways to cool off is with Water Blasters! My boys just love having battles with water as it feels so good to get wet on hot days. The best water blasters/guns are the ones that hold plenty of water as who wants to keep refilling.

Easy to fill!

  When it is time to refill the water blasters, Buzz Bee Toys made it easy. The twist off cap reveals a large opening to hold more than 30 ounces of water! Once the water is in it is time for water action-packed fun! These water blasters shoot the water up to 42 feet!

Great for summer fun!

 My boys love hanging out with friends at the park and having water play. All the kids bring water balloons, water guns, and other water toys. The moms make sure to bring plenty of coolers filled with water so the water fun can last a long time. Us moms then talk while the kids play.  The kids call this day Water Wednesday! I love how affordable these Water Blasters are and that they are available at most stores like Walmart and Amazon.

Water Warriors Steady Stream X by Buzz Bee Toys boasts a performance spring that ensures a continuous stream of water up to 38 feet. It holds 30 ounces of water, retails for $9.99 and is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Water Warriors Outlaw by Buzz Bee Toys is an air pressure blaster that features a large capacity tank and powerful water blasting up to 42 feet. It holds 48 ounces of water, retails for $11.99 and is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Watch a video of the water fun in action!

Energizing Berry Beet Smoothie With Powerful Immunity Support

I love the beautiful purple color! 

                        I received samples BareOrganics to facilitate this post.

   My favorite color is purple and any food that is purple has got my attention. Maybe that is why I love beets as they are purple but they are also delicious. Some might say beets are red but to me, they are a wonderful purple color. Beets are also a nutritious food that has energy and performance properties. While I love eating roasted beets, I also love using beets in my smoothies for an energizing afternoon drink that is perfect for a lazy summer day. When I enjoy this delicious purple drink, I have the energy that I need to get my work done. 

   Beets are great for performance!

 While I love the taste and the energy of beets, it is too hot to turn on the oven in the summer so the last thing I want to do is roast beets. So how do I add beets to my refreshing berry beet drink? Sure I could use canned beets but they don't taste good in smoothies. So instead I use an amazing Beet Powder that adds not only the pretty purple color but also a wealth of flavor and energizing nutrition. I also use this delicious Beet Root powder in my Easy Beet Hummus for added color and nutrition.

       Beets are so pretty!

 Now that I got your attention with the beautiful purple color, I want to tell about how I get 76 servings of beets in one container so I can use this Beet Root powder all summer in my smoothies and other recipes. This vegan and organic powder is all beets and nothing else. I love that I can have the sweet flavor of beets without having to roast beets on a hot summer day.

Add superfood nutrition to smoothies and more!

  My delicious Energizing Berry Beet Smoothie also has some powerful immunity support. I add Acai Fruit powder for vitamin C, iron, and calcium. This powder also adds additional purple color. I love sneaking this purple fruit powder in my boy's yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies for added immune and digestion support. Another superfood powder that I like using is Red Reishi. I like to add it to my soups in the winter for added immunity.

Energizing Berry Beet Smoothie

1 cup water
1 tablespoon BareOrganics Beet Root Powder
1 tablespoon BareOrganics A├žai Fruit Powder
1 cup frozen berries, like strawberries, blueberries, or mixed berries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I like this Brand 


Place all ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth. Serves one.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Ant Man And The Wasp Through A Moms Eyes

My 11-year-old son and I attended a pre-screening of  Ant-Man And The Wasp. 

 My son was excited to see the next Ant-Man movie. So this very nice mom accepted an assignment to preview the new Ant-Man And The Wasp movie. This would not be a movie that I would watch but I decided to watch with my son as he really wanted to see it. Being that my son is 11, I decided that he would help me write this post with both of our views of the movie.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens nationwide on Friday, July 6, 2018

  I decided to ask my son about the first Ant-Man movie before I saw this new one so I would better understand the movie and not ask him questions during the movie. So here is what my son told me about the first movie. "It is about a man who used to be a thief, who stole a SuperHero suit by accident. He thought the SuperHero suit was a cool motorcycle jacket but he was in for a surprise. Once he put the suit on he became the Ant-Man and quickly realized he could shrink and control an army of ants." So based on what my son told me and what I read online about Ant-Man, I knew that Ant-Man And The Wasp was going to be a SuperHero action packed movie. Totally not my kind of movie but I decided to watch this movie with an open mind. Here is more info about the movie.


From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 125 Minutes

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens nationwide on Friday, July 6, 2018

So did I enjoy the movie?

  I really enjoyed the movie. The movie was way better than what I expected from watching the movie trailer. The movie was in 3-D and the effects were so awesome. There were several parts that had me jumping in my seat. The movie had many parts that had me laughing too. Yes, this movie had SuperHero action and fighting but it also had a great story. The movie starts off with a flashback that was thirty years ago when the mom got trapped in the quantum zone. Ant-Man, Scott Lang is now on a two-year house arrest after destroying Germany with Captain America. Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym confront Ant-Man with a new mission that has them battling new enemies with a new suit for Ant-Man that keeps malfunctioning. The scenes had fight and humor at the same time. My son is still quoting some of the funny parts in the movie. There were some bad words in the movie so this is not a movie for young kids as it is rated PG-13.

  My son really enjoyed the movie also and filled me in on previous movies that were related to this movie so I could better understand the movie. He wants to watch the movie again with his younger brother and dad.

Watch the trailer for Ant_Man And The Wasp 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Awesome Savings On International Delight OREO Iced Coffee And OREO Thins Bites

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Coffee and cookies are a perfect summer treat!

Do you like iced coffee?

  When the weather gets hot, I like to trade my hot coffee in for a tall frosty glass of iced coffee. I discovered a delicious iced coffee the other day at Walmart and I just had to have it! This blended ice coffee combines my family's favorite chocolate cookie and coffee all in one delicious cold drink. When I got home, I poured myself a tall glass of the International Delight OREO Iced Coffee and took a sip. It was so delicious! My husband was also happy to see International Delight OREO Iced Coffee in the fridge when he got home from work. My husband poured himself a tall glass of this sweet creamy iced coffee and then asked me if I bought any OREO Thins Bites. My husband was happy when I handed him the package of OREO Thins Bites. Just like me, my husband loves cookies with his coffee.

   I also love saving money and right now there is an awesome Ibotta offer at Walmart for the International Delight OREO Iced Coffee and OREO Thins Bites. Saving money on delicious treats is always good

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  This Ibotta deal won't last long as the ID OREO Iced Coffee is so delicious. This creamy cold iced coffee is my favorite afternoon treat and I just love dunking OREO Thins Bites into my coffee. The ID OREO Iced Coffee is made with real milk and cream so it is a perfect cookie dunking drink!
Of course, you can also do as my boys and twist open these thin Bite-Sized cookies and lick the creamy middle filling.

OREO Thins Bites are a thin twist on the OREO cookie you love and are now Bite-Sized! 

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Nubian Heritage Natural Personal Care Products For Boys

The boys are growing up!

I received samples from Nubian Heritage to facilitate this post.

  My younger boys are growing up. This is the year they are both in double digits as they are 10 and 11 years old. The older is starting middle school this year and it won't be long until he will be needing deodorant. I am thinking that the younger one may need deodorant before his older brother as he is growing so much faster. This boy weighs 20 pounds more and is three inches taller! The younger boy is the one in dark blue and gets mistaken for the oldest of the two. For now, only their feet are stinky but one look at the teen and I am reminded that it won't be long until they start stinking in other places.  When the time comes for deodorant, I want to start them on a Natural Deodorant to keep toxins like aluminum out of their body. Aluminum presents a danger to also men, not just ladies!

  Do you like skin care to be cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalates-free, paraffin-free, and with no petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrances, and coloring? 

  While I was thinking natural deodorant for the boys, it got me to thinking about masculine scents as all my natural deodorants were girly scents according to my teen. How I wish I could get the teen and my husband to switch to natural body care products but they like their way too strong smelling manly products. My younger boys do use natural care skin care products and are not into masculine scents just yet but I know that will change. So I decided to check out some natural skin care products with a more masculine scent.

 Masculine scented and 24-hour protection!

  My 11-year-old son smelled the natural deodorant from Nubian Heritage and liked the way it smelled. The Honey & Black Seed Deodorant had a nice clean earthy scent that I could even tolerate, no overpowering gaging scent like my teen uses. When I give the teen rides in the morning, I have to open all the car windows due to my scent sensitivities. Now to get the 11-year-old son into the habit of applying this natural deodorant before school so he will smell nice all day. Starting him on a natural product will mean his body will not have to detox, a common occurrence for people who switch from antiperspirant to natural deodorant.

Natural soap for a clean tween body!

  Since I was teaching my son about the importance of deodorant, I thought I should teach him about daily showers too, as they will be needed once he starts sweating. Gone will be the days of every other bath day for these two boys as they start maturing. So what better way to get them to enjoy daily showers but with their own body products. My boys both agreed that the Honey & Black Seed Soap smelled good. Since it is made with natural ingredients, I don't have to worry about rashes with my younger son who has sensitive skin.

      Natural body wash too!

The lotion past the eczema test!

   These are my younger sons hands and his skin did not burn after he applied the lotion. My son has very sensitive skin and even popular baby skin care products make his skin burn. So I am glad that he can use this natural lotion. Maybe the masculine earthy scent will encourage him to use it daily when winter comes and he won't have dry red skin.

Nubian Heritage Bath & Body Collection For Boys

 The Honey & Black Seed is one of many masculine scented collections that Nubian Heritage has for boys. They have plenty of other scents that teen/tween boys will enjoy. Nubian Heritage also sells scents that ladies will enjoy. These soothing natural products are available online and in many local stores. I saw the natural deodorant at Walmart the other day! All of the Nubian Heritage products are
cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalates-free, paraffin-free, and with no petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrances, and coloring!

                                     Check them out! 

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