Organic Slammer Superfood Snack Review #Organic #BackToSchool

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We received the Organic Slammer Superfood Snack to review with my son’s and my grandbabies. I put them in the fridge to chill and then after lunch, I gave each of the kids a Organic Slammer Superfood Snack. They at first looked at me not sure what it was. So I opened them up and told them to try it.

Next thing I knew they each had 3 pouches for all the kids. They were a huge hit! They loved the flavors of them, and they couldn’t get enough of them. If I would have let them they would have ate them all in one sitting. They asked if they could have more later and I told them they could so that kept them from sneaking any more of them. So I asked them what they thought of the Organic slammers Superfood snack and they said they really liked the fruit flavors, that they tasted really good. They liked that they could more drink it and it didn’t make a mess (I also liked that I didn’t have a mess to clean up!).

My grandson, who makes a mess with everything he eats was able to eat them without making a mess as well. Not to mention he kept asking for more! He is pretty picky about his foods but he loved the Organic slammers Superfood snack. The girls and my son’s all said that they loved how it wasn’t to sweet because there is no refined sugar in the snacks, there is also no artificial flavors or colors as well. I also loved that it offers 500 mg of Omgega 3 per serving size, no sodium, and are made of pureed fruits. A great healthy snack for the kids and they would be perfect for their lunch boxes for school lunches, going to the park, or dare I say, even okay for them to eat in the car because they aren’t messy! So they would be perfect for long trips!

I have some very picky eaters, so it’s a great way for me to get extra fruits into them. I love that I won’t have to fight with them to eat it as well. They want to have them all the time, so there is no battles of “YES! You have to eat this!” They are the first ones to ask for them! I call that a parent win! The Organic slammers Superfood snack also included fruits that they won’t eat but they didn’t even know they were in there. So that was a win that they would eat them without fighting me. I also loved that several of the fruits carry antioxidants which I love for the kids to have.

The flavor choices blend so well together. There are some great flavors offered like Apple, Strawberry, Cherry, Chia , also Acai, Apple, strawberry as well as Bananas, Blueberries, Butternut Squash, Greek Yogurt, and Yumberry and also Strawberry, Kiwi, Watermelon, apple, banana, and beet and other yummy flavors. There are sure to be a number of different flavors that your children will just love and that you will love them eating. You can purchase Organic Slammers Superfood snacks at your local Target as well.

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Take Your Wine Glasses From Drab To Fab With Some Glitter #HolidayDecor #DIY #Wine #Gift #WineLover #Thanksgiving

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Do you have an event coming up or just want to spice up your wine glasses? There is a great way to do just that with some glitter. They will go from boring to looking fab with just a little bit of Ultra Fine glitter, some Modge Podge, a sponge brush, and a plastic container. You can purchase Extra fine glitter at the craft store as well as the Modge Podge (Get Dishwasher safe to wash in the dishwasher), I purchased the wine glass from the Dollar Tree for this project. You can also decorate Champagne glasses as well.

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You will start with your Modge Podge and put a layer on the wine glass stem. Then sprinkle the glitter you choose over the modge Podge. Then you will apply the Modge Podge to the bottom of the wine glass and around the edges of the glass and apply the glitter. Let it dry for 30-40 minutes and apply your next layer of modge podge and glitter. You will do between 3-5 layers till the glass is completely covered.

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Once you have all your layers on you will start to add 3-5 more layers of Modge Podge over the glitter stem and let it dry another 30-40 minutes between coats to seal in the glitter.

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When you have all your layers finished you will need to allow your wine glasses to dry for 3 days to allow all the layers that you applied to dry completely. Then your wine glass will be ready to be used. If you use the regular Modge Podge or one that is not dishwasher safe you will need to wash the glasses by hand when your done using them.

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New Twist on Baked Apples Recipe #Apples #Recipe

I have to say that we love baked apples here in so many different recipes, Apple Pies, Apple Dumplings, Apple Fritters and the list goes on. However, when we want something on a cold night to warm us up, and still have a great treat. I make these apples as a treat for the kids. It’s a big hit with them!

10 baking Apples peeled, cored and cut into slices
1/3 cup Red Hot Candies (get on sale or at the Dollar Bill store)
3 Tablespoons water
Large Pan for cooking

After Washing, peeling Coring and cutting the apples up put them in the pan with the rest of the ingredients on a low heat on the stove top. Keep stirring till the red hot candies melt and the apples are soft. Place in bowls and eat. You can top with ice cream if you would like for an extra special treat. These are so good! I make these several times a year for the kids, then we sit and watch a movie together while we eat them. The apples will turn red from the red hot candies and have a heavenly scent to the house as well so your doing double duty. lol Hope your family enjoys them as much as ours does. :)

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Bat Cape Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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We received the Bat Cape from the Great Pretenders. We were so excited to see it when it arrived because my grandson is really in love with batman thanks to his Uncle.

I pulled it the bat cape out of the box and loved the feel of the material used to make it. It was very soft instead of most of the costumes that are scratchy to your skin. It was a thicker material and very well put together. I really liked that it will last for a long time even with a rough little guy. So I was really excited to put it on my grandson and let him run and pretend that he is batman. So I hid it behind my back and told him that I had a surprise for him. When I pulled it out from behind me, his little eyes lit up and he was so excited!

I put it on him and he was whirling around and around. He kept saying “I Batman!”. Then he started to run to his Uncle to show him his new cape. He ran to his uncle and said “BATMAN!” My son started to laugh and picked him up. They were running around playing and having a great time with the cape. It was really so cute to watch. He woke up the next morning and came running to me and said “Nana, I Batman!” so I got his cape and he was really excited, and he was off to play again once I put his cape on.

He has wore it everyday since it arrived and he just has so much fun playing Batman. I think we are going to need some more dress up outfits for him very shortly. So he can be maybe a Super Hero, Pirate, or maybe even the Dragon, or one of the other fun costumes. There are so many great choices for the child’s imagination to have fun with. They can have hours of fun playing and letting their imagination guide them on fun adventures. The fun will only be limited by their imagination. So the fun will never end because they can always go on a new adventure.

I have plans before it gets chilly outside to take my grandson for a photo shoot at one of our local parks. I want to capture his imagination in full force so that we have the pictures when he is older. I’m sure we will hear, Did you REALLY have to take all those pictures of me in that cape?” but “Yes, I sure did because you were so stinkin cute!” It’s have the fun of having children, getting all those adorable pictures of them when they are small because we cherish those memories. So even if when he gets older he cringes when he sees the photo’s I’m going to take, I will always get to remember my handsome little grandson having so much fun playing. Great Pretender’s offers so many fun and adorable dress up costumes that you will fall in love with them all and have to have them for your child!

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5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals You Can Make At Once #FamilyFavorites #HamburgerRecipes #Freezermeals

I Like to Purchase a 10lb Package of Hamburger and split it up to make 5 Freezer Meals All At once so that I can have them for Hectic Nights or when I’m sick. So Here are 5 Ground Beef Freezer Meals that are quick and easy to make that will get you in and out of the kitchen Quickly. They are all Frugal Meals as well that will save you both Time and Money.

Spaghetti Sauce~ 2 lbs of Ground Beef and Your Favorite Spaghetti Sauce add in your mushrooms or anything else you put in normally. Put in Freezer bag, label and freeze.

PoorMan’s Casserole~ 2lbs of Ground Beef and you can use your different frozen Veggies that you have left in the freezer or use 2 bags of Frozen Mixed Veggies of your family Favorites,and 2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup (Do Not Add Milk). Put all of the ingredients into a Freezer bag and mix, then Freeze. If it’s for a family of 2-4 you can split it into 2 Freezer bags.

Directions for Serving
When you make it you will defrost in the fridge over night, then Put in a Cake Pan add 1 1/2 Cups of Milk to Meat Mixture, Make enough mashed Potatoes for 6 people and put over the top of the meat mixture. Bake For 30 minutes. Top with American Cheese and put back in oven till cheese is melted.

Taco Soup

2 lbs Ground Beef (cooked & Drained)
2 cans of Cream style Corn
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Golden Corn
1 Package of Ranch Dressing mix
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
1 bag of Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream
1 (8oz bag) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Crockpot

After your Ground Beef is cooked and Drained add it to the Crockpot. Then Drain the juices from the Golden Corn and add to the meat. Add in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT for the Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips and Cheese. Stir and put on high for 3 hours or you can put it on in the morning and put it on low till ready to eat. Put the Taco soup over the Tortilla Chips and top with cheese and Sour Cream.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs (2lbs of Ground Beef)

32 Meatballs (Homemade)
1-32oz Jar of Grape Jelly
1-32oz bottle of Ketchup
1 can of drained pineapple chunks
1/4 cup of pepsi or Coke (pop)

Mix the Grape Jelly, Ketchup and the pepsi or coke together in a crockpot. Then add the meatballs to the mixture and the pineapple. Stir and put on low for about 3-4 hours then serve. If when you taste the sauce it’s to sour add a little more grape jelly if it’s to sweet add a little more ketchup.

NOTE: This recipe sounds gross from the ingredients but it’s soooooooo good! You can add a little green pepper if you would like as well.

Meatloaf

2 lbs of Ground Beef
2 shakes Lawry Seasoning Salt
1/2 tspGarlic Powder
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
3 eggs
1 sleeve of crushed crackers

Mix all together then bake at 350 for about an hour. Let it cool and put in freezer bag after draining the grease out from it.

There are your 5 easy dinners that take no time to make.

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Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

We received the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper to review. When it arrived it came in a box and I opened it and when I pulled it out, it was nice and soft. It is for my son’s bed so I had him come feel it to see what he thought. He was pretty excited to see how it felt to lay on it once it was on his bed.

So I stripped his bed and put the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper on his bed over his mattress. As I was putting it on I couldn’t help but think that I was going to be trying it out before him. lol So I laid down on the topper without the sheet. OMG! It was pure heaven! I put the sheet on his bed once I got up which was about 20 minutes later because I didn’t want to get off his bed! So I called him into the bedroom and asked him to try it. He said “Mom! I am never leaving my bed again!” He was serious and I already knew why because I didn’t want to leave it!

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My son has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome he has a lot of joint and body pains. So when I was looking at the Mattress Toppers I knew I needed it to be soft for his joints and body. However, when it said soft I never thought it would be that soft. It was just like a cloud that your body to just float on and a whole new world of comfort. My son slept on it last night, when he woke up he was not complaining of any pain at all. Normally he wakes up and has pain in his shoulders and back. There was no pain at all, he said he hadn’t slept that well in a long while. He actually slept in as well, he is normally up at about 7am to 8am but he actually slept till 10am this morning. He looks so much more rested today. He was more active as well, if you have EDS or a chronic illness my son and I would highly recommend using the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper to help you sleep at night.

The Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper was very impressive the way it was stitched, fit the mattress, and it doesn’t slide around. I have to say it is the most comfortable Mattress Topper that I ever felt or laid on. The Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper will last for a long time and when and if it stops being the comfortable cloud that my son loves so much we will be purchasing a new one as it’s already shown to help him sleep much better over the last couple of nights. I am sure that it will continue for a long time to come. If your looking for quality you will definitely find it in the Rem-Fit Sleep 400 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper.

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DIY Birthday Party Pinata #DIYPinata #Pinata #BirthdayParty #Party #KidsPartyIdeas

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It’s Party time! There are a lot of different piƱata’s you can chose from at the stores, but they may not have the theme that your looking for. If you trying to keep a Birthday Party cost down, this is a great way to help keep them down. There are always so many reasons that we want to make our own projects. I wanted to show you how to make your own DIY pinata for any party or event that you have coming up. You could also make one of them for the holidays, and do more of a theme around.

Materials:

* 8 Purple Sheets Of Tissue Paper

* 8 Pink Sheets Of Tissue Paper

* 1 Cardboard Box with the dimensions that you would like, you don’t want the height of the box over 7″ for a birthday party, It’s the perfect height. The width you will want to measure with the object you will be using as the focal point. You do not want a really thick box or a really thin box, other wise the kids won’t be able to break it or it will break right away and crush the candy when hit. A regular cardboard box without double layers will work well. (No shiny sides as the glue doesn’t stick as well)

* Clear Packing Tape

* Elmers Glue

* For the character or theme of the party you can use a Matching Plate that you will use at the party or you can use a helium balloon with the character on it that is not blown up

Steps for making your Pinata:

Step 1: You will want to cut 4 sheets of each colored tissue paper for your pinata. You will unfold the 4 sheets, then take 2 sheets at a time, and cut them 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips. When you have cut all the strips, you will then cut half cuts into the strip to make the strips into the fringe like look for the pinata.

Step 2: You will want to figure out which way you would like your pinata to hang. Then put two holes for your thick twine or yarn to hold the rope that you will use to pull the pinata so that the children can hit it. You will put two holes on each side and string it through and tie it so that it’s strong enough to support the rope. Once you have your twine or yarn in place then use the Packing tape to close the flaps on your box.

Step 3: Cut a slit into the side of the box, you will want to make 2 more slits so that you have a part of the box that will lift up so you can stuff the candy inside. Just like is shown below. You will want to make the slit at the top of your cardboard box.
It will not matter if your going to make a square or triangle pinata. You will still go through the same steps and just put the pinata the way you want it when your finished. You will do the front and back of your pinata first.

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Step 4: You will start with any corner that you want in the front of your Pinata. Take one of your strips, hold it up to the box and cut it where it will only over lap the sides a little bit then cut it there. You will add Elmer’s glue to the strip where the slits are not at. Then apply it to your box at the tip of the corner as shown. Then continue to rotate the colors till your 1/4 of the way down as shown.

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Step 5: Then move to the next corner and repeat till you have all the corners complete. Don’t worry if you go into the sides of the pinata we will fix those later. You can use your Plate or Balloon as a guide to see how far down you would like to go down for your corners. Once your corners are complete you will go to the open areas between your corners and again fill in the area rotating colors so that you cover all the areas. Leave the area where your Balloon or Plate will go blank for now.

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Step 6: When you start on the back of your Pinata, you will start on the top and just keep rotating the colors all the way to the bottom of the pinata. The Longer areas you will need to use a strip and a 1/2 to 2 strips to cover the area using the same colors.

Step 7: You will now work on the sides of your pinata. If you have over lapped your strips on the side. They will be dry now. So you can lift them up a little and cut off the excess so that you can fill in the sides of the pinata and they will lay flat.

Step 8: You will want to start on the side where your slit is for the candy to go in the pinata. Start to rotate your strips on the side away from you. When you are to your slit you will use smaller strips in front of the slit then cut strips that will cover the opening and give it room to move up and down. so before you glue your first one on. Hold it tight onto the opening and make sure it won’t break when your opening and closing your opening. If it does break then use a little longer piece. To save you time use that piece as a template for the rest of your strips so you won’t have to measure each strip. Then glue the strips with rotating colors.

Step 9: You will now finish the other sides of your pinata in the same way that you did the side with the slit. Your pinata is now complete with all your strips.

Step 10: If your using a helium balloon you will cut the balloon to use in the middle of your pinata and just use the top character part of the balloon to add to your pinata. If your using a Plate that matches your theme you won’t need to cut it at all. You will now add glue around the outer edge and center of the object you are using. Then put it into place and smooth it out.

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Step 11: This is the last step for completing your pinata. If you have space around your balloon or plate that is showing your cardboard box then rotate strips to fill them in. Once this step is complete, you will want to take strips to cover the edges of your plate or balloon. Take your strip and measure around the outer edge. You can use smaller strips if it’s easier for you, and then go all the way around the outer edge. You will want to use the light color as the first layer around the edge and then cover the light color with a darker color so that the glue won’t show. Your pinata is now complete, it’s ready for your party! Just fill with candy once it is completely dry, use the packing tape to close the slit and your ready for the kids to have a great time with their pinata!

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Tinkerbelle Dress with Wings Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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We received the Tinkerbelle Dress with Wings to review with my beautiful granddaughter. She was so excited, she is a huge Tinkerbell fan! She was just squealing when she saw it. The Tinkerbell dress is very well made, and it was not the really thin material that you see at a lot of the stores. The colors were so vibrant, bringing out the real feeling of her being able to really feel like she was Tinkerbell and she could fly where ever her heart desired.

I really had to look at the wings because they were made so much better then any other dress up costumes the granddaughters had in the past. They have a almost velvet feel to them, and were so colorful that she just loved them. When we had the costume on her she was so excited that she starte dto run up and down the hall. She told me that “she was going to help the woodland fairies because they needed her” at which point I told her to “I think the Tinker Fairies could use your help as well.” She had a huge smile on her face and told me she would help all the fairies.

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It was just so adorable! She was so happy just “flying around”. She then decided that Peter Pan needed her help with the lost boys. Yes, she watches all the tinkerbell movies, it’s her favorite movies and she watches them all the time. She got out her tea set and put her dolls around and they were all having a great time. She then put on a show for them while she danced in her Tinkerbell Dress and wings. I may be a little bias but she was just so stinkin cute! She played all day in her Tinkerbell dress and she would have slept in it if I would have let her.

She put it back on in the morning and was ready to start her day again. We had errands to run, and she was dead set on wearing her Tinkerbell dress everywhere we had to go. So of course I couldn’t tell her no, she stuck her bottom lip out … okay, don’t judge me. lol We were off to the stores, and I’m so immune to the kids wanting to wear costumes when I am focusing on what I need to do. There were so many little girls yanking on their mom’s and dad’s saying look at her dress and wings! So they had to ask me where I got it from, so we told them they could purchase it at Great Pretenders.

They were equally impressed with the way the materials felt and how beautiful the dress and wings were. They were going home to look at them so they could get their daughter’s one. It was such a fun outing with my granddaughter. We just had so much fun together and she was so excited about everyone coming up and asking where they could get one just like hers. When we got home she had to tell everyone about her adventures out in the stores and how everyone told her how cute and adorable she was. She has already decided that she will be wearing it for Halloween! Your little Tinkerbell will just love being able to dress up as well!

The Great Pretenders also offers Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, Mermaids, Batman, Pirates, Super Heros, and so many more. Your child is sure to find the perfect dress up outfit for all the fun!

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