Friday, November 21, 2014

"Race Bling" Medal Display Hanger

Here are the next two of the Custom Made Medal Hangers that I have titled both "Race Bling". The Green and Gold one is one that I made for a friend and the Gold and Maroon one is my own race hanger and I now finally have all my medals hanging up. Yeah! You can read the other post linked above to see how I made them. I have 2 more that I started on that I need to finish up, so stay tuned for when I share those last ones.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: Gummy Vitamins

My Thoughts

I try to give my children balanced meals throughout the day, but sometimes we are less than balanced or are trying to give us a little more support during cold and flu season. I wanted to give these Nutrabear Vitamin B12 + Multivitamin Gummy Bears a try too see if they help provide my children with a bit more energy to get through their extracurricular activities at the end of the day. I know I like to take a B-complex to help boost my energy on days that need it or if I have an evening workout ahead of me.

These are great gummy vitamins. They are quite chewable and soft, which I like because other gummies we have tried can get hard and stick your teeth, these do not do that. Both the kids and myself enjoy these. The kids like them for the obvious reasons, they are tasty and are cute little bears. I like them because some times regular vitamins can give me an upset stomach  if I am trying to supplement before a run but don't want to eat a lot. This vitamin headlines with B12, which is provides 150% DV for children 4+, but it also has 150% DV (for ages 4+) for B6 and Vitamin D, plus also includes 10 other vitamins and minerals besides the 3 I named. I was very interested to see coconut oil and carnauba wax on the ingredient list.

Product Description from Nutrabear

This is the world's first Vitamin B12 gummy bear! Perfect for vegetarians looking to supplement their B12.

✔ Get your daily Vitamin B12 intake from 3 gummy bears. Easier to consume than chewable tablets, these yummy treats are perfect for kids and adults.
✔ 100% Gluten Free and Gelatin Free. No artificial flavors.
✔ Perfect for supplementing a vegetarian diet. Each ingredient is carefully chosen to help promote a healthy mind and body.
✔ Includes 9 other essential nutrients: Vitamins A, C, D, E, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B9, Zinc, Choline.
✔ Avoid a b12 deficiency. B12 deficiencies are common among vegetarians and vegans. Mild B12 deficiencies can result in low energy and poor mental performance. Severe deficiencies can result in permanent damage.

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.

Olaf Loom Knit Hat

If you have already learned the e-wrap stitch, that is really all you need to know how to do to make this Olaf from Frozen hat. The facial features are all felt pieces that I have cut out and hand stitched on. The twigs on the top and the bottom are all braided pieces of yarn that are tie off at the ends.

The yarn types used was:
White Bernet Baby Blanket Yarn - 2 skeins
Walnut Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn (leftover, you don't need a lot but thick,chunky yarn will make thicker twigs.)

I e-wrapped with 2 strands of white yarn until I had created a hat that was 8 1/2 inches long and cast off. I then attached the felt pieces I cut out and "twigs" I braided by hand stitching them in place. The nose is three-dimensional and stuffed with a small amount of batting.

Review: Fog Resistant Swim Goggles with UV Protection and Bonus Ear Plugs

My Thoughts

So, the previous post I told you about my thoughts on those goggles, but this is a different kind from Swimtastic. These are the Fog-Resistant Goggles with UV-Protection + Free Bonus Ear Plugs. They do cost a couple dollars more than the other pair and you have to decide if you want to spend the extra couple bucks more, depending upon your likes and use you may or may not need these ones. I like these ones for my daughter because last year swim team practiced outside and she had an outdoor meet as well as did a triathalon, so having the UV protection for her eyes is something that is important. She really likes that they are fog-resistant, because face it who wants stress out about goggles fogging up during a meet or practice and having to take them off to get rid of the fog. These glasses are truly fog resistant. We also really like the hard case because it keep the goggles from getting tangled and scratched in her swim bag. These are a high quality pair of goggles that she will use for quite a long time. These also have the adjustment in the back if you don't like having it at the sides.

Product Description from Swimtastic

Bonus earplugs included with every pair keep water out of your ear canal for a more enjoyable swim.

Fog-resistant polycarbonate lens ensures clear vision whether underwater or above, in warm weather or chilly temps.

Comes in four vibrant colors - add a little fun to your swimwear collection, or get one to match every mood.

Protective case to prevent scratches - just toss in your bag and go.

Comfortable silicone fits snugly around eyes for a leak-free seal that lasts.

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.

Review: Fog- Resistant Swimtastic Swim Goggles

My Thoughts:

Both my kids are on swim team and we had a chance to review 2 different pairs of Swimtastic swim goggles. These ones are the Fog-Resistant Swim Goggles With Interchangeable Nose Pieces. Love these googles! We got them for my young son who is on swim team. He had complained that his other goggles made it blurry (because they fogged up) and these ones make it so he can see clearly underwater because they do not fog up. I really like that they come with a hard case to store them in so that we can keep them from getting scratched off. With the interchangeable nosepieces, you can make sure you have the best fit for your child's (or adult's face), although once you have the right ones in place you will probably just leave it the way they are, but at least you have the option to change it initially to make sure you have the best fit on their face. I have talked to friends before who struggles with goggles because their children have wide-set eyes and goggles will pinch them that are made for kids, but adult ones can be too big. Being able to change the nose piece you have something to work with to get a better fit.

Product Description from Swimtastic

Anti-fog coating keeps lenses clear under any conditions, so your vision is never compromised.

Polycarbonate lenses provide superior protection from harmful UV rays, while being equally suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Interchangeable nose pieces (included) help ensure a perfect fit for every swimmer.

Molded double strap provides a comfortable, slip-free fit, and the adjustable side buckles offer endless size options within easy reach.

Soft silicone construction for a cushioned fit free from annoying leaks and uncomfortable pressure points.

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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Frozen Sing-aLong DVD

Disney Lights Up Your Holidays With An All-New to DVD Frozen Sing-Along Edition

Arriving on DVD and Digital - November 18

Film Synopsis: Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!

Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along Edition is now available on Digital HD for you to take anywhere when you sign up for Disney Movies Anywhere! Today also marks Walmart’s VUDU service joining Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing the ability to manage and enjoy your digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go. For more information about Disney Movies Anywhere now on VUDU:


I received nothing in return for this post. All content was provided to me. No monetary compensation was received, nor was anything to review received. I am providing this giveaway so that my readers have a chance to win this.

Wordless Wednesday: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

This was an interesting visit to learn more about a lighthouse that was used in Oregon for a very short period of time that also includes living quarters and a tale of a ghost story. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is worth a visit if you are in the area.