Sunday, June 29, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway #BugWisdom @AskTheOrkinMan #spon

Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway/post. I have not received compensation for the post or my opinions.

Take the Quiz below, claim your entries via the Rafflecopter form below, and you could win an Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit which includes; The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book, Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier, Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

Friday, June 27, 2014

Personalize your Running Shirt with Race Ragz Review and Giveaway ends 07/05/14

Disclosure: I received a personalized shirt for review and one to giveaway. My experience and opinions are my own. Images of the website MyRaceRagz belong to them.

I love personalized shirts.
Now that I'm running, I'm collecting great running shirts and I love it !!
I am extremely proud of what I have been able to accomplish in the year since I've begun walking/jogging/running/biking.
When Jenny at Metamorfit allowed me the opportunity to create my own shirt, I squealed with delight !
So here is my experience creating the shirt via the My Race Ragz website
The webpage is easy to move through and bright !

Quality Time - Being Mom vs Being a Blogger

My blog has been suffering.
I know this.
I have some reviews, I have a giveaway here and there, but yes, I am aware of my neglect.
My kids have complained already this summer that I am on the computer too much.
They want ME, not half of me, kind of listening because I'm trying to write or research.
SO I've stepped away from the computer. Not permanently [by any means] and I've tried to do things while my kids are at camp this week.
I don't want my kids growing up saying that I spent too much time on the electronics, when I'm always trying to get them off of their iPods or the Xbox.
I'm still here and still have great things coming.
On behalf of my boys and I, thank you for your patience. We are being kids this summer !!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BioTerra Herbs, Detox (ahhh) Herbal Supplement Review #bioterraherbs #sponsored

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was excited about receiving the  BioTerra Herbs Detox Supplements.
Sometimes you just gotten clean the insides you know !

After reading up about the product, I found some great points that I really liked. These include; this product can help eliminates toxins in your body, provides a gentle internal cleanse, supports liver function, and is Non-GMO, Naturally Gluten-free, and Vegan.

You can use this product as a 14 day cleanse or a super 2 days cleanse. Since I have never taken a detox supplement before, I opted for the 14 day. Now, this is MY experience and everyone is different. So what happens for me may be different for you.

After 2 days on the BioTerra Herbs Detox Supplements, I was out running. I had gone about a mile and a half and a half when I realized that the detox portion was kicking in !!!
I made my way back home and there I stayed for the day.

Things ease up a bit after that and I was cautious during the time I took the supplements because I never knew when I would need a restroom close by !

This product never caused cramps and I made sure I stayed well hydrated.

My body did feel different (definitely lighter) but I sleep a little better and feel like this product could be something I use every few months.

Please always consult your doctor prior to taking any supplements or medications.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fun to Run on Father's Day

It's only been a year since I really began running. Next month I will be running the local Midnight run, which is not only the very 1st run I had ever signed up for, but it was a 1st for hubby as well.
It was also the first time we had ever run together, ever !
Since that time, I have gone further than I thought. Not really in miles, but in attitude, desire, and determination. I am happy to say that since I decided to take this leap, my family has followed.
My husband ran his 1st ever registered run, without me, this past weekend. Last month I ran the Mother's Day 5k at a local park and on June 15th, hubby ran the Father's Day 5k.
He began the 5k with our 11 year old beside him, and crossed the finish line 10 minutes before him.
Luke decided to be funny and speed off instead of pace himself
but hubby didn't play along.

My handsome guys before the Father's Day 5k

My husband ended up setting a Personal Record for his 2nd 5k (his 1st being Thanksgiving Day 2013 at the Turkey Trot) beating his previous time by 6 minutes.
Luke beat his Run or Dye time [from March 2014] by 3 minutes.
Hubby right before the finish line. Anthony was there waiting for his Dad.
Luke crossing the finish line.
The 2 younger boys did the 1/2 mile run just as they did on Mother's Day.
Christopher taking his turn on the course
I have a long way to go on my journey, but I know I won't be doing it alone.

Everything is Awesome when you enter #TheLEGOMovie Blu-Ray #Giveaway #sponsored

Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway/post. I have not received compensation for the post or my opinions.

Have you seen this movie yet? We took our boys to see it in the theater on opening day. They LOVED it then, and love it now. We sing "Everything is awesome" quite frequently still !

Right now, you could enter to win this AWESOME movie to watch over and over again :)

My 8 year old wants to use his own money to buy the movie and keep it in his room.

You can create a mini 6 second LEGO GIF Video! Feel free to get creative! - Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy! Upload your videos here and watch the ones that have been submitted

This is the one I created

This giveaway begins on 6/16/14 and ends 6/23/14 11:59pm EST
Open to US Residents 18 years of age or older. A physical address must be provided for prize shipment
Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 flies to the screen on June 13th ! Experience this great movie in IMAX 3D #spon

Disclosure: Information has been provided by IMAX.
Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.
This movie features; Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig who reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.
Find out more about the movie, play and explore more here
My 3 boys are looking forward to seeing this movie this summer.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

PRO-15: The Perfect Probiotic Review #spon

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hubby take vitamins daily, [should but I truly dislike doing so] and has a specific regimen about it.
Whenever I have the opportunity to review anything like a Probiotic, Hubby is my go-to guy.
The Hyperbiotics PRO-15 was a great addition to hubby's routine.

Since 80% of your immune system is in your gut, and hubby seems to have issues from time to time, he has begun taking Probiotics. PRO-15 Probiotics restore beneficial bacteria for optimal digestive and immune health, help control yeast and candida overgrowth and promote daily relief from allergies, gas, bloating and constipation. Hubby has felt much better since he began taking the Hyperbiotics PRO-15.
There are many benefits to taking a Probiotic including the help to your immune system, but did you know it also helps with your mood and energy levels. When your body poorly absorbs nutrients, it affects you in many different ways.
If you suffer from a sensitive tummy, bloating, gas, GI or tummy troubles, try Hyperbiotics PRO-15.
You can find this product on here

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires PLUS Mail-In Rebate #spon

Disclosure: No Product was received. Information provided by PR and I thought I'd share. 
Spring has finally sprung and the season has brought all kinds of weather so far. From April showers, to blustery days in May, we've seen it all!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lighting our way with a LumenX Bike Headlight #BikeLEDlight [vlog]

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

We had been looking for a front an rear light for Luke's bike. We have to have something specific for Boy Scout Camp coming up. The lights have to meet FL Bike Safety Guidelines and when we were just beginning our search, we were presented with this opportunity. Yes, we were excited about it !!

The LumenX  Box arrived with a fantastic Head Light which can also double as a flashlight. 3 AAA batteries power this fantastic product.

Easy to install and no tools! I like this king of Installation. The light can easily be removed and this will come in handy when Luke locks up his bike after riding at night and needs to get back to his tent!

The light has 2 settings. One is the regular straight light. Perfect for flashlight use and looks more like a headlight. It also has a "strobe" setting. This is what he will use at camp.

This product also came with a free tail light. This makes me happy because we needed this as well and again, meets the Bike Safety guidelines. Installation was once again, a piece of cake !
The red rear light also has a stationary setting and a strobe setting. It takes 2 larger watch batteries [2032 I believe].
Check out our video !

Visit the LumenX Website to learn more about the products offered and how to purchase them.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.