Friday, September 21, 2018

Random Tid Bits

  1. We have this commercial that comes on all the time here. It's a product to help prevent Nematodes. Do you know what Nematodes are? I sure as heck didn't.

    I think it's odd that they have commercials come on for drugs, and they tell you to ask your doctor if you have this..., and all the side effects. Then a commercial comes on to prevent Nematodes, and no one that I know, knows what they are. They are round worms that eat through roots. I had to google that one.

  2. Because we didn't know what Nematodes are we kept making up what they are, or told the boys that they have Nematodes, and need Nemastrike Technology. We knew it didn't have anything to do with the boys, but it was just funny. 

  3. I tend to want to sing in my classes. About the only station that comes in is 80's until now music. Where I work, reception is hard to come by.

    First year doesn't talk still. They just sit there with their headphones on, doing their work. I know I should be happy about that. Classes run from 8:30 to 3:30, so it makes for a very long day!

    So when I do sing, boy wonder across from me, takes his headphones off because he thinks I'm trying to get his attention. Nope!

    Kind of off the subject, but when I had my cyst removed off my forehead I was happy to know that the doctor sang to songs, while the procedure was in process. It just lifted the nervousness a bit for me.

  4. Another time I walked into first year. Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing just started playing. I looked over at a girls and said, "Do you have hungry eyes?" She gave me the oddest look. She didn't have a clue what I was referring to, couldn't hear me, or just was shocked that I called her eyes hungry. Hopefully she listened to the rest of the song. 

  5. I have a cold. I thought it was allergies, but I know now it's a cold. My energy is just not there. I've been drinking so much water, tea, and my wellness drink. What do you do when you have a cold? 

Monday, September 17, 2018

#giveaway for a #gamenight With Sequence

Sequence is Mica's favorite game that we got to review.  

Who wants to win this fun game? 

This giveaway is open to the US. No P.O. Boxes please. 

Disclaimer: I got this product for free from Goliath Games | Pressman Toy Company in exchange for an honest review. Pressman did not tell me what to say for this review. All opinions are my own. 

#giveaway for a #gamenight With Tri Ominos

Tri Ominos is one of Isaak's favorite games.  

Who wants to win this fun Triangular Deluxe box?  

This giveaway is open to the US. No P.O. Boxes please. 

Disclaimer: I got this product for free from Goliath Games | Pressman Toy Company in exchange for an honest review. Pressman did not tell me what to say for this review. All opinions are my own. 

#giveaway for a #gamenight With Rummikub

Rummikub is by far one of my favorite games.  

Who wants to win this Deluxe box? There are many versions of Rummikub out there, and this is by far the best set I've seen! 

This giveaway is open to the US. No P.O. Boxes please. 

Disclaimer: I got this product for free from Goliath Games | Pressman Toy Company in exchange for an honest review. Pressman did not tell me what to say for this review. All opinions are my own. 

Faux Wounds Review

Isaak loved to be the one to try out these faux wounds! 

The set comes with many fake tattoos. It's great there are options!

Isaak also did his own makeup. A bit too much on the red.

Isaak made up an elaborate story to tell Mica, once he got home. He fell off the retaining wall, and he spent a few hours at the hospital. It helped that Isaak had the day off school, and Mica did not.

Mica came home, and he bought Isaak's story. He our gullible child. I go behind corners all the time just to jump out at him. The other day as he walked home from the bus stop, Travis made his emergency horn start to honk as he walked by. Mica walked all around the Subaru to see if someone was around to make the horn go off. When he gave up, Travis quieted the horn, then made it go off again. Mica was looking all around. We sat upstairs, staring out the window laughing. Yep he'll probably need therapy.

Artistically the fake tattoos could have been more realistic. They are fun for Halloween, and more! Do you dress up for Halloween?

Where to Get Them:

You can get these on Amazon Prime for $9.99:

Temporary Tattoos:

I thought they'd be like stickers, but they are just like temporary tattoos. I've always been horrible with putting those things on, but Isaak is a master at it.

They cause no harm to the skin, and are non-toxic.

Disclaimer: I got this product for free or a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review. No one influenced me on what to write.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags Review

I try and do my best to recycle, compost, and reuse.

I recycle the paper at work. Travis uses the compost for the garden, and we pretty recently got compost worms. We reuse lunch bags, water bottles, most sandwich bags, and grocery bags. Of course we reuse things to create art. 

I'm a big believer in doing all I can on my end to help our home. Am I perfect, no. I could always do more.

I'm happy to introduce you to Silicone Food Storage Bags!

I know we'll use them a lot! 

Right now I have a 1/2 of a ham in one of them. Typically I'd put ham in a ziplock plastic, throw away bag. Not any more.

I have net produce bags. I like using them, but often they don't hold moisture in the produce. I can see using these bags for produce!

They also hold liquids. In fact there's measurements on it. Berries that I pick would work great in these bags!

Perks and Downfalls:

They are easy to clean!

The red sliding bar is not easy to slip on and off. I think I have it down. One came slightly cracked on the inside. It still works just fine.

Buy It:


2 Large Bags that carries 50 ounces or 6 cups.

1 Small Bag that carries 30 ounces or 4 cups.

What would you use in these bags? 

Disclaimer: I got this product for a discounted price, or free in exchange for an honest review. 

Ginger Essential Oil Review

I’m steaming some ginger, and it smells so good!

Why Ginger?

  1. Treats an upset stomach
  2. Improves liver function
  3. Heals infections
  4. Helps with Asthma, Croup, and other respiratory illnesses 
  5. Is good for the heart
  6. Reduces inflammation 
  7. Natural aphrodisiac
  8. Lots of antioxidants
  9. Reduces menstrual pain
  10. Great for anxiety
I have high cholesterol on both sides of my family, so I need all the help I can get with my heart. Mica has us walking and running during the weekends after he started Cross Country. I so wish my Asthma loved it. It acts up every time. I don't want to use my inhaler. Yes it's important to breathe, but if I work out I want to lose weight, not add Steroids to my body. Kind of defeats the purpose of working out.

I have Asthma, so ginger is a win with that too. I do try and eat ginger to reduce inflammation as well. It's the best!

I do need to see how it does on infections. I burned my arm on the griddle. Now that it's healing, I should mix up coconut oil with ginger essential oil to rub on the burn.

I feel at peace whenever I steam essential oils, no matter what the scent is. Ginger Essential Oil is great to add into massage oils because of it's relaxing qualities. 

Buy Gya Labs Ginger Essential Oil:

You can get it on Amazon - for $17.99 on sale for $9.49.

Do you like the scent of ginger? 

Disclaimer: Gya Labs gave me Ginger Essential Oils for a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own.


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