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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Reese's Spreads (Influenster VoxBox review)

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. The opinions expressed are mine and my son's.

Have you tried any nut spreads recently? I do have one to share information and our thoughts about it---Reese's Spreads in the peanut butter chocolate! The minute I opened the jar, son was grabbing two spoons out of the utensils drawer! The boy loves anything with chocolate and peanut butter in it, and he was definitely pleased with the Reese's Spread! I really liked it, too, though it's a bit sweet for me! (I've been trying to cut out sweets, due to being pre-diabetic.) So far, and our jar is empty and finished, he had spoons of it. I had a few spoons of it with him, and I paired it with a couple of brown rice cakes and some matzo bread that Steve bought me. Oh my goodness! both were great with the Reese's spreaded over them! What I didn't get to pair them with but wanted to were the following foods: celery, carrots, cinnamon graham crackers, just to name a few!

Here are some other pairings with the Reese's Spread that are also recommended: With pita chips (preferably the plain ones, maybe even Stacy's cinnamon and sugar ones would taste great!), vanilla wafers, banana chips, pretzels, fruit (as in apples, pears, grapes---yum!), and even bacon!

Reese's Spreads are now available nationwide at food, mass, drug, and convenience stores in 13 ounce jars that retail for $3.89.  If you asked Steven and me, we'd tell you to try it, you'll like it!
The pictures are larger to show you the product and what I paired it with!






Sunday, February 22, 2015

ADC Proscope Nursecope 660 Review

As many of you know , on my side bar it mentions that I'm a nurse. I was a LPN before I got my RN. I've been using a stethoscope for 27 years + now, and have tried several brands of stethoscopes throughout the years. I currently have a functional basic Littman in my locker, but I wanted to see how the Proscope 660 would stand up to my Littman.

I've been using the Proscope for about 2 weeks now, and wow, I can hear just great with it! I've used it to do assessments and take vital signs with it, and the sounds are so clear with it! It is also lightweight, and doesn't make me feel like I've got a heavy hose about my neck. The  660 series has a nurse style chest piece which is suited for taking blood pressures. I had to assemble it from the box, and it really wasn't a problem. You have two choices for the ear pieces, and I currently have the black hard ones on it right now. The diaphragm and rim (the rim doesn't have any metal exposed so it's a non-chill kind)help to improve what you hear out of it! It's phthalate-free and the PVC Y-tubing comes in up to 21 colors. I was truly impressed by it, and it is definitely the choice stethoscope which I'm going to continue to wear after my review of it!  For more information and to purchase one, stop by ADC. I'm so surprised that they cost only $5.79! a true bargain!






Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hippochondriac: A Humorous Short Story by Micky Morag (E-book review)

Do you know any hypochondriacs? I think that my husband would call me one, and I can't believe that I admitted it! As the years have gone by, I believe that I'm less of one than he thinks that I am. I don't tend to self-diagnose myself anymore! Anyhow, back to reviewing the book!

 In this short story/e-book by Micky Morag,  there is a baby hippo who's a hypochondriac and he really thought that he was dying.  The other kid animals aren't allowed to hang around him, due to that they might catch whatever illness or disease he thought that he had. He is friends with a fox who constantly repeat the same phrase multiple times, to the point of being annoying. He meets a little ostrich whose mother kicks Hypochondriac into another land where he's accepted. The little ostrich gets sick, and they want Hippochondriac to come back. He's not real keen on going to where he's not wanted. 

I'm going to say that the story was really cute and so were the illustrations. I didn't quite understand the humor part, though. 
For more information, check out Hippochondriac on Amazon! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Out of the Shoebox by Yaron Reshef (e-book review)

How many of you read books? Okay, the what about e-books? I read both print and e-books, though the feel of a book appeals to me more. Anyhow, I have an e-book to tell you about and I really liked it!  It's called "Out of the Shoebox" and it was written by Yaron Reshef. I find any books about having to research your family's history interesting, because you never know what you will find out! Per the book's description, "An unexpected phone call hurls Reshef into an intensive two-year journey, during which he has to solve a mystery that took shape in the 1930's and gradually unfolded in the present. A mysterious lot, a forgotten bank account, a people long gone - along with their memory which were obliterated during the Holocaust . All of these rise to the surface, bearing with them memories and emotions previously hidden away in the shoebox." That peaked my interest in  reading this book!

I am still currently reading this book, to be honest! Since this book has to do with Yaron's extensive and intensive two-year journey, there are many details to the phone calls and the writing to places in order to get certain pieces of information about his father. The book starts out with someone contacting him about if his father lived at a certain address at a certain time in the 1930's. Proof had to be found about Yaron's father and along the way, Yaron discovers how his father was tied in with another person mentioned in the book. He found out that his father had applied to a school, but didn't get accepted due to the school didn't get his payment in time---but it also had to do with him getting a visa to get into the country. The more that he uncovers about his father, more details and even money are found. I'm seriously eager to read more, it's a really cool book! Even if you aren't into reading about the Holocaust, it is a very interesting book! Thumbs up for this one!

 For more information about the book and to purchase it, Out of the Shoebox . 


Friday, January 30, 2015

Somnis (review)

I will admit it, I've got chronic insomnia. It's definitely something you don't want to admit to having much less talk about it on a blog! I've had issues with sleeping ever since I can remember, well, in the past 6-7 years, maybe even further back than that! I do take a generic of a brand name sleeping pill normally---but I wanted to try something more natural. Steve and Steven have sleep issues, too. I suggested that we all try Somnis,  and I wanted their opinions on it, too.

1 capsule of Somnis contains the following: Gamma Aminobutryric  Acid (GABA)125 mg, L-Tryptophan 125 mg, Vitamin B-6 (from pyridoxine HCl) 10mg ---500% daily value, and Melatonin 2mg. The other brand that son and husband were taking had 10mg of Melatonin in a tablet, and sometimes that wasn't even working for them. With Somnis, you can take 1 or 2 capsules at bedtime.
On my days off, where I have two or three days off in a row, I tend not to take my generic Lunesta.
I have found that I can take 2 Somnis on those nights and I can drift off to sleep without any issues or any issues with interactions to my normal bedtime meds that I take! Can I say that it works for all three of us? I definitely can say yes! Steve and Steven both used it and it worked for them. It worked for me, too! I've already ordered a couple more bottles!  No more groggy feeling in the morning! I appreciate that it's natural, and without any drugs in it!
 For more information, go to Somnis.









Awesome Movie!

I went to see "American Sniper" this afternoon, and let me tell you, it was very intense! I really enjoyed it! If you've heard about the audiences being really quiet at the end when they leave the movie, they aren't kidding. You seriously end up leaving quietly. The ending was both sad and awesome at the same time. For those who can't tolerate war movies with blood and gore, maybe this movie won't be your cup of tea. I've seen "WindTalkers" and I thought that it was more violent than "American Sniper". I'm used to watching movies with hubby and son that have to deal with violence and the like, so it didn't bother me as much.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Influenster VoxBox Spoiler: Upcoming beauty products in 2015







I just wanted to share with you all about the upcoming beauty products in 2015! What are your favorites after viewing the YouTube video?

Mine were the mascara, the Biore strips, the spray antiperspirants, just to name a few!