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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dog Sitting and Walking

Whew, it has been a really long time since I have blogged but I feel inspired to write right now because I just got home from dog sitting and I already miss her.

Hunter with Outside and Outside hanging out on the couch

I have watched a few dogs in the past, but only when asked randomly by people.  After being asked to walk someone's dog over winter break, I realized I should walk dogs and dog sit more since I love it!

Loki at his house and Hunter with Loki

It is so fun to get to meet new dogs and to introduce them to my dog, Hunter.

Truman (who just passed away from cancer) and Roxy (who we watched for a while after her owner passed away)

Siddy the hyper yellow lab


Have you ever watched anyone else's pet before?  I sure hope I get to continue watching my current pet friends and to make new ones!

Zak, who I walked and took to the dog park only.

Kaleb and Keira

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I've Read 3 Books So Far This Year!

My only 2014 goal that I have kept so far is reading 1 book per week.  I have finished 3 books so far and I have enjoyed all of them a lot!


Lake News by Barbara Delinsky takes place mostly in a small town which I always love.  I have always wanted to live in a place where everyone knows everyone else - even though I would only enjoy it for a short time.  I felt really connected to the main character in the book and I was really rooting for her throughout!


Lone Eagle by Danielle Steel was an amazing love story about a young woman and the older pilot who she couldn't get out of her mind.  I love that their story spanned decades.  I haven't met that one person yet who I know I am meant to be with...but maybe one day!


I love all of James Patterson's books.  Private #1 Suspect was no different.  I loved how many story lines were happening in this one book.  It definitely kept me interested!  I think I have missed some of the books in this series so I would love to go back and read them.

Have you read any good books yet this year?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Goals for 2014


I don't really like the word "resolution", but there are some things I hope to accomplish in 2014 and I want to share them publicly on my blog so I am a bit more accountable for them.

1) I want to do more yoga.  I currently average 3 classes a week.  I would like to increase to 4-5 classes a week.
This is crow pose, and I am really close to achieving it.  I would definitely like to get there this year!

2) I want to continue lighting Shabbat candles each Friday night as I have been doing for the last few months. I started in memory of a man who passed away in our community, and I really want to continue.  It's hard some weeks because you have to light by a certain time each week but so far, so good.

3) I want to eat healthier and menu plan more.  I eat out too often and eat way too much dessert.  I'm not going to stop, I just want to cut back!

4) I want to read at least one book per week.  Sometimes I read multiple books in a week, and sometimes I barely read in a month.  I love to read, so this should be easy!

5) I want to write at least one blog post a week.  I have been blogging for years but always start and stop.  I would like to become more consistent.

I think that's about it.  I would love to hear what your goals are for this upcoming year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

3-in 1 Gummy Vitamin for Adults - Review

I don't have the strongest immune system, so I am always looking for vitamins to give me a little boost to keep me healthy!  When I was offered SmartyPants 3-in 1 Gummy Vitamin for Adults, I jumped at it!

Even the bottle is cute!

These delicious vitamins are made in California, gluten & casein free, corn syrup free, and so tasty!  They are called 3-in 1 because they are a multi-vitamin, Omega 3s, and Vitamin D all in one gummy.  Omega 3s help your brain, multivitamins help supplement anything you may be missing in your diet, and Vitamin D helps your body in many different ways at the gene level!

This is how many vitamins I got to take each night, in orange, cherry, and lemon!  These are so good I could honestly eat them for dessert.

I highly recommend these to everyone!  They are great if you have trouble swallowing pills.  They are great if you have a sweet tooth like I do.  They are amazing if you are looking for a 3-in 1 vitamin!

Click here to see if these are available near you.

Click here for a $5 coupon to try them out for yourself!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WeSing 80s - Wii Game Review


I was really excited when I was offered a chance to review the Wii game WeSing 80s by Nordic Games.  I am a child of the 80s and 80s music is really fun, plus my friends and I all love video games!  WeSing 80s is a karaoke game that 1-4 people can play.  You can solo, play against each other, play in teams, and more!

Paul, Sarah, and Mark showing off their skills!

The game features 30 songs.  Some of my favorites from the list are Eternal Flame by The Bangles, Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners, and Straight Up by Paula Abdul.  There were many songs on here that some of us hadn't heard of, but one of my friends did manage to know almost all of the songs!

Scott, Kevin, me, and Mark singing our hearts out!


The game is either sold alone or bundled with 1 or 2 microphones.  My review copy contained 2 microphones, and luckily my friends had 2 other microphones that we used!

Mark and I look so happy to be playing!

The words display on screen for you, but you can also choose to turn them off.  I believe you can also turn off the notes.  You also have the option to hear the band singing the vocals, or you can go acoustic.


Kevin (on the left) is really getting into it in this one!


The game did have a few quirks that I should mention.  It seemed to care about pitch the most when scoring you.  One friend did the notes but not the words through a whole song and won.  You also have to be loud! When I was quiet, it yelled at me a lot LOL  And the weirdest of all was that Sarah scored higher when she sang in funny voices than when she sang in her normal voice!




We loved watching the old videos from the 80s.  We are all musical, so we loved getting to karaoke from the comfort of home.  Overall, we had a lot of fun playing!



Monday, October 7, 2013

MIKE AND IKE® Halloween Varieties - Review


 

I had the privilege of reviewing Mike and Mike Halloween candies.  I love most flavors of Mike and Ikes, so I was really excited about reviewing these new candies!  They come in Mummy Mix and Vampire Variety.  Mummy Mix includes lemon, orange, grape, lime, and raspberry.  Vampire Variety includes cherry, grape, raspberry, watermelon, and fruit punch.

 
This is how many candies came in one little bag of mummy mix.  My dad told me to take a picture of the uneven flavor distribution LOL

 
This is how many candies came in one little bag of vampire variety.

I shared these with my mom and dad since we only have adults in our house.  We really liked all of the flavors, except for the light pink one in the vampire variety.  We had a bit of trouble telling the pink and red flavors apart, so I'm not sure which one it was we didn't like.

Overall, these new candies are great.  We haven't bought our Halloween candy yet, but this is definitely something I would consider giving out to the trick-or-treaters.  I highly suggest you try some out!

Do you have a favorite Halloween candy?

I was sent candies to review but all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Doughsants! (also known as cronuts)

I normally try to stay away from trends...but it's hard when they pertain to food!  I recently read about cronuts, and found out that a local bakery called Spudnuts carried a knock-off called doughsants.  We went there the morning of the bbq to pick some up to share with everyone.

We tried five flavors: powdered sugar, cinnamon, blueberry, chocolate cream, and vanilla cream.  Everyone at the barbecue loved them!  I only tried the blueberry, but it was delicious!

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but this picture I found on google pretty accurately shows it.


We also tried cinnamon rolls, crumby cinnamon rolls, and apple fritters.  She even threw in a blueberry muffin!

I will definitely be eating doughsants again!  I hope they introduce more flavors because I just can't resist new foods.  Have you had the opportunity to try these yet?  If not, what is your favorite donut?
 
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