Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ozeri WeightMaster II #Digital Bath #Scale w/ BMI & Weight Differential Detection!

WeightMaster II

The WeightMaster II from OZERI is the perfect bathroom scale for someone who doesn't like to know there numbers. If your trying to lose weight, gain weight or just want to monitor your differences from week to week this is the scale for you! I have always tried to instill in my kids the importance of reaching goals with health and wellness being on of the biggies. I always tell my daughter not to worry about the numbers, just worry about the differences. I hate how some scales never seem to read the same as the doctors office. You either leave feeling great cause they're number is better than yours, or worse cause their number is off compared to yours. With the WeightMaster II you can simply set the scale to show you your differences, based off the last weight you recorded. Not only is it convenient, but also extremely easy to understand, set up and read. With bright color coded LED display you never have to guess where you stand!

Product Description: The Ozeri WeightMaster II 440 lbs Digital Bathroom BMI Scale with Weight Differential Detection was designed and engineered in the USA to provide a comprehensive yet simple weight management solution to measure and track your weight. Featuring BMI Measurement and Auto Recognition Technology, the Ozeri WeightMaster II weighs up to 440 lbs and displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. Immediately after displaying your weight and BMI, the scale's Weight Differential Detection displays your "net weight change" from your last weigh-in (L1), the average of your last 3 weigh-ins (L3), last 7 (L7), and last 30 weigh-ins (L30). By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster II empowers you to see how your current weight changes day to day, from the last 3 days, the previous week and the previous 30 days.

For users who would rather just focus on their weight trend without worrying so much about the actual numbers, the WeightMaster II features Color Alert Technology, which displays your weight change in a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback. With built-in intelligence, the WeightMaster II requires no complicated synching and spares you the data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives. Precision engineered and durably made, WeightMaster II auto-calibrates with StepOn technology and auto-powers off to preserve battery life. It features a slip-resistant grooved ABS exterior reinforced with a tempered glass interior, and non-slip scratch-resistant feet that won't damage flooring. The WeightMaster II is exclusively treated with Microban® antimicrobial product protection that inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, and helps maintain surface cleanliness. Ships with batteries included, and backed by Ozeri's 100% Hassle-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.

All Ozeri products come with a full warranty!

**This is a Sponsored/Compensated post written by me. All opinions are my own.

Apparoo App of the Week ~ #Manilla ~ #apparooapps

Apparoo App of the Week

Trying to find great apps for moms or kids can be hard with so many available. That's why I've partnered with Apparoo - the app discovery service for busy moms. Each week I'll be sharing the 'Apparoo App of the Week' with you. Very often they've negotiated to bring you great paid apps at heavily discounted rates and sometimes even free. I'm very excited about this and welcome your feedback on the apps you decide to install.

Manilla App Description
Manilla is a simple, secure and free way to De-clutter your desktop. It retrieves and organizes household bills, bank, credit card and healthcare accounts, travel rewards – even offline accounts like rent or babysitters. It reminds you when bills are due and files old statements so you don’t have to. So save a tree, reclaim your desk, and never pay a late fee again!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Family Fun, EGGsplosions and Easter Party Prep!

Our Family Easter Celebration

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid we always had Easter at our family camp, regardless of the weather. When I became and adult and mother I carried on the tradition with my children for many years. As the family got bigger and my siblings were also having children we started having bigger family celebrations. As the family grew so did the celebration. Then as the kids got older, of course they wanted to invited friends, and again our celebration grew. The last few years we have been having our Easter celebration at my parents as the have the biggest yard of us all.

We spent Thursday before Easter cleaning up the basement, as that is our grounding place. This is where we set up tables full of snacks and treats, toys and gifts and of course tables for fun! Fun crafts and egg coloring for all.  Friday we spent a good three hours filling eggs for the egg hunt. There were four of us non stop working and a few times a couple of the kiddos would come down to help.
Saturday morning arrives with preparations ready and kids full of energy with anticipation of the days activities. The party was not to start until around 2:00 in the afternoon, yet close to 7 am, I start receiving text asking when I was going to be there. Not from my parents, not from my siblings, but from my nieces and nephews. Teenagers to boot. They love the egg hunt, coloring and other activities just as much as the little ones. Upon promising I would be early, I crawled out of bed to start getting ready for the day. Or so I thought.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Making #Memories with Rainbow Braid Bands! ~ #Gold & #Silver #BandBracelet #Refills!

Rainbow Braid Bands
Rubber Band Bracelets

Product Description: Loom Rainbow Braid Rubber Bands Refill Pack from the makers of the original Rainbow Braid. 1200pc mega Metallic refill pack with 600 bold, beautiful metallic bands in each hard to find color of gold and silver. Packaged in 2 individual bags to prevent color bleed from bands rubbing and makes it easier for kids to organize. They have also greatly reduced the smell with a special airing process in manufacturing as well as using specially designed bags with airing holes. Includes 60 clips. They back their product with a 365 day money back guarantee! Do to the small nature of these bands, they are not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

I love how the gold and silver bands are packaged individually inside the main packaging. Being rubber bands they can tend to stick together and color transfer can be annoying. That simple extra step is very thoughtful and convenient. The bands are thick for their size although easy to manipulate. They feel sturdy enough to hold up to kids playing, running and jumping around. They do not snap and break when trying to create the bracelets.

I had my 9 year old niece, Lexi, come help me do this particular review. She is addicted to making rubber band bracelets and seems to be a pro with the loom. Over the last couple months it seemed like every time I seen her she was making a bracelet for someone. Her first comment when helping me open the packaging was how hard the bands felt. I asked her what she meant, and she explained that some of her bands are kind of flimsy and went on to tell me a story about making a bracelet and having rubber bands flying all over Lil' Gram's kitchen. (They call my gram, Big gram, 'cause she's older and my mom, Lil Gram, 'cause she's younger) She had me cracking up with her story.

She started out using the loom we were sent and that process looked rather easy and I was able to pick up on it rather quickly. The Rainbow Braid Bands were extremely cooperative when placing on the loom and stretched easily. They do not feel like they would, they seem very sturdy and strong, but they moved perfectly and shrunk right back down after stretching. Not having loose bands in the bracelet make it fit better. (Lexi's words)

As we sat there playing with the bands and loom, she continued talking and telling stories as most 9 year old girls do. At some point in our conversation she switched from using the loom to just using her fingers. She took the Rainbow Braid Bands and somehow was creating a chain of bands on her fingers. I asked her what she was doing, as this is how I had seen her make them at my moms. She explained that you don't even have to use a loom to make the bracelets and continued to show me how to "Finger Loom" I sat there listening and watching her work away, and tried to mimic what she was doing, while also organizing the bands. You could tell she was a pro, she just continued to talk and create. Finally about half way through making her first Rainbow Braid Bands bracelet, I realized, I had learned absolutely nothing about bracelet making, a little about the Rainbow Braid Bands and a ton about her. I was so involved in our conversation and watching her that my review process turned into a memory maker. She literally had me sorting and organizing while she created. Smart kid. lol

These Rainbow Braid Bands are great! Not only can you create amazing quality bracelets with these bands, they inspire quality time and conversations with the kiddos!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

20V Max Lithium WORX GT 2.0 Grass Trimmer, Edger & Mini Mower from @WorxTools!

Trimmer, Edger, Mini Mower

Product Description: The WORX GT 2.0 is three tools in one. It's a powerful grass trimmer, a precision edger, and mini-mower. All in one lightweight, maneuverable, cordless machine. The 20V Max Lithium GT 2.0 adjusts to you, and to the challenges of your yard. The WORX GT 2.0 features an adjustable spacer guard to protect plants, flowers and garden furniture from damage while trimming. Offers tool-free adjustments and adjusts to your individual height. The head tilts a full 90 degrees, to let you quickly and easily trim hard-to-reach places, fully supported by wheels and weighs less than 6 pounds.

Last summer my husband had surgery on his shoulder and was out of commission all summer. His surgery was in June and he was able to get quite a bit of the first yearly things done, however the maintenance and upkeep was left to me and I spent the rest of the summer doing all the lawn and garden work that he usually did along with what I usually do. Yes, we could have hired someone and my step dad even offered to pay a landscaping buddy of his to maintain my lawn while the hubby was recovering. Being the type of person I am, I declined his offer with determination that I would be able to handle it all on my own.

Although the daunting task (sometimes 2-3 times a week) of push mowing our acre lawn with a bag mower, did at times, leave me wishing I would have taken him up on his offer, I always felt accomplished and content with my lawn, when I was done. Not to mention the added exercise! However, when it came to using the weed eater, I never quite felt accomplished. The weight of the machine was just to much for me to handle. I never felt safe or secure. The length of it, is longer than I am tall, which also hinders my ability to maneuver it easily and steady while trimming, let alone straight and even. When given the opportunity to use the WORX GT 2.0, I jumped at the offer. The first thing that made me want to try out this tool was the fact that is weighed less than 6lbs. That's less than a gallon of milk. Instantly I remembered last summer and all the trimming and edging work I neglected due to my issues with using the previously mentioned bulkier and much heavier machine.

Another feature that caught my interest was the battery operation. You may not think a 20V battery has enough power for lawn care, but my husbands drill is only an 18V and that sucker is mighty powerful. Not to mention, some small children's ride in/on cars are also powered by 20V batteries. That should give you a general idea of the power this tool has. I also liked that I could use it whenever. Not having to drive and get gasoline and oil all the time. And of course it's not just gas, it has to be a special blend or something. The simplicity of charging a battery, then popping it in and being able to start is so much more appealing to me. Even better yet is the WORX GT 2.0 comes standard with a second battery pack. You can have one charging while using the other. Never have to wait. Perfect for someone who is impatient like I am. When I have it set in my mind I want to do it, I want to do it then. Not have to wait and drive to the gas station, get the fuels I need, come home mix them and then carry on. Heck, by the time I am done doing all that, the idea of trimming has long come and gone and I end up on to a different task.

Check out the WORX GT 2.0 in action below!

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