Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yesterday we worked our backs. We found a new machine that they didn't have at *that other gym we used to work out at*, but I can't for the life of me remember what the exercise was called. All I know is for once I was able to feel the muscles in my back working WHILE I was working out. No DOMS to report in the back as of yet, but second day DOMS are always killer while you may not feel anything on day one.
I am really enjoying LifeTime Fitness, but rumor has it another gym offers discounts to employees of the company Bob works for. I always love saving money, so we may check out this other gym and see what they have to offer. I don't know if anyone can measure up to the childcare center that LifeTime Fitness has though. Patrick cries when I pick him up from the center because they have so much for the kids to do he doesn't want to go home. Not to mention the pools and waterslides, the bistro, the rock climbing wall, the basketball courts, and of course the salon.
We'll be back in the gym tonight, but I'm not sure of our plan of attack yet, as that's Bob's area. He tells me what we're working and I follow along. I do know that Wednesday we'll be getting our fitness tests done. I am very interested in seeing what my bodyfat percentage is at now. I do wish I had a bit more time to burn off these extra 7 pounds I've put on since we stopped working out.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Welcome to Making Friends Monday Blog Hop, hosted by Living on Love and Cents, Mon Cheri, The Thrifty Things, Reviewed By Mom , Coupons are Great.
Each week we will randomly pick a Spotlight Blog of the Week! To be choosen you must follow the rules and have our button somewhere on your blog. (We have to be able to find it!)
This week's Spotlight of the Week is Mom's Mutterings. The writer of Mom's Mutterings is Pam and she is wonderful! Pam is a mom to two kids, two cats, and two spare kids. She enjoys thrifty living and couponing. She usually writes about the misadventures of her family and shares reviews and giveaways. She can also be found at her other blog, The Thrifty Things.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I was given the chance to review products provided by EcoMom®. Jody, the CEO of EcoMom, sent us some yummy organic foods for the boys to try as well as a set of Boon Spoons
My first thoughts upon opening the package was "Awesome he sent us Boon Spoons". I'd heard about Boon Spoons on Facebook and I was excited to finally try them out. My second thought was "Oh no the Fiddle sticks look like carrots". See Patrick doesn't like carrots. I've never gotten this child to eat anything that even resembles a carrot, let alone something that tastes like carrots.
We had actually picked the package up on our way to dinner so I was antsy the whole time because I wanted to go home and try all our goodies. As soon as we got home I got the camera out and started snapping away. After inspecting all the packages I found something that made me VERY happy.
Just look at that nutrition label. That is the most beautiful thing I've seen on a food product geared toward children. Even my husband was impressed, and it takes a lot to impress him when it comes to nutrition.
Then came the fun part, we got to try some of the yummy food, but before we get into that let's talk a little about EcoMom®.
EcoMom® is currently offering a new program called EcoPass. For $99 a year ($8.25 a month) EcoPass provides a 15% discount on every order, as well as free shipping without having to meet the $75 minimum requirement. EcoPass pays for itself in as little as four orders.
EcoMom® is also currently offering my readers a 15% discount off your first order. This offer is good until August 31, 2010. Use code SBBL519 to receive your discount.
Now it's time for the fun stuff, more pictures of the boys!
The first thing we tried was the Fiddle sticks. Now remember these are carrot flavored and Patrick despises carrots. Upon opening the package I thought they smelled good, sort of a graham cracker smell. The only complaint I have about the Fiddle sticks is I wish they came in a re-sealable bag. So what did Patrick thinks of the Fiddle sticks?
Looks like he liked them, but we can't be sure yet. Let's see what he said when Daddy asked him if it was good.
Color me impressed, my child just ate something that is carrot flavor, I've got to try this product. So I did, and it was good. It's soft so it's easy for them to chew.
How neat is that? It just screws right onto the package. That will come in handy when we travel, when we go out to eat, and when we're on playdates. In fact I am taking our new Boon spoons and some Plum Organics on a playdate this afternoon. I can't wait to show them off to the other moms. Now skeebs wasn't too impressed with the Just Peaches flavor at first, but after a few bites he decided I wasn't feeding him fast enough so he wanted to help.
Patrick really liked the Just Peaches too, and the Grammy Sammy.
All in all I give EcoMom (Plum Organics and Boon Spoon/Revolution Food) an A+ EcoMom provides fast and easy shipping, and access to Eco-Friendly Baby Products. Plum Organics and Revolution Foods offer a wide variety of products from the highchair to the lunch box. I will continue to use both EcoMom and Plum/Revolution.
Now onto the part I know you've all been waiting for...
As a blogger I've been given the opportunity to review a product from one of CSN's 200+ stores. Are you dying to know what I will choose to review?
Maybe it will be a diaper bag. How cute is this one?
Or maybe I'll go with some new pans like this Rachel Ray set
I suppose if you really want to know what I will choose you will just have to keep checking back here. The suspense is killing you isn't it???
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
...it's what's for dinner. Well for Mason anyway. I started making our own baby food a couple of weeks ago and I love it. It is so easy. I have the Baby Pro all in one Meal Maker from The First Years. It steams and purees in one machine and it takes up minimal space. Clean up is a breeze and it's grey so it's not a huge eye sore if I leave it out on the counter. It's no bigger than my 2 slice toaster, and best of all it's BPA free. After I steam and puree I spoon the food into ice trays and wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for about 36 hours then I remove from ice trays and store in gallon sized zip lock bags marked with contents and date. Oh in case your wondering after I steam the carrots I drain the liquid (to eliminate some nitrates) and puree with formula (breast milk works too). The food freezes really well and stays fresh for about 6 weeks.