Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable, Stylish Leak-Control Underwear Giveaway


I've reviewed a few products from Wearever. So far none of them have let me down.  


This time Wearever sent me a pair of underwear to review. 


They have a lot of selection. I wish that I would have known about these before I had my kids. They have pairs that let your tummy breath. There's a liner in them if there is any leakage. I don't have problems with that now, but when I was pregnant with Mica he was breech, and kept kicking my bladder.  These undies are so comfortable!


They have undies for guys to. They have a liner of fabric on the inside.
 

Product Description

Do you deal with a few surprises here and there? Do you ever leak a little or have uh-oh moments when you laugh or sneeze? Wearever’s stylish and comfortable underwear styles for men and women tackle life’s little surprises so you can live life to the fullest with confidence and comfort.

Wearever Women's and Men's Underwear: 


Choose Wearever Underwear for maximum protection and reusability. Their selection of absorbent male and female undergarments feature sewn-in Unique-Dri™ pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor eliminating Agion™ antimicrobial fibers. Whether you have minor leaks or major ones, these underwear help you feel protected and comfortable. Most importantly, these underwear help maintain your dignity! They wash up great. Wearever offers various styles to meet every preference and come in light, moderate and heavy absorbency options. More economical than disposables Wearever incontinence underwear is recommended good for hundreds of washes.
 

Support Multiple Sclerosis Foundation With Wearever Purchases This June

Wearever will donate $1 for every single pair, $1 for three-packs and $1 for six-pack purchases from the Wearever men's and women’s underwear lines between June 1 and 30 to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Wearever is partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation to increase education and advocacy for the disease and to provide support to those with MS that experience urinary incontinence. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, incontinence occurs in at least 80 percent of people with MS.

Throughout the month of June 2015, Wearever will donate $1 for single pairs, and $1 for three-packs and $1 for six-pack purchases of its men and women's underwear back to MS Foundation. This includes all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever men and women's underwear lines. To learn more, visit www.WeareverIncontinence.com.

What are you waiting for? Make the switch today!

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Giveaway - One US reader is going to get their choice of Wearever men or women's underwear lines.

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Prime Kitchen Review

I love the idea of not ever having to buy paper liners for cupcakes or muffins again. Prime Kitchen sent me special silicone baking cups to review. 



At my work we make treats for our birthday, so I decided to make Raspberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. 


Just a warning: They are not healthy. I didn't really make them for me. I made them for my work. I did sneak to have one, and yes they are tasty! 
Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Syrup:
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar 
Frosting:
  • 1 heaping cup fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • raspberries for toppings
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Add to a mixing bowl all the dried ingredients to the cupcake recipe. Stir, and set aside. 
  • Add to a mixing bowl all the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix.
  • Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. What's nice about Prime Kitchen liners is that you don't need to spray them with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Prepare syrup: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Brush mixture over warm cupcakes in 2 coats.
  • For the frosting: Heat mixture in a saucepan set over medium-low heat until reduced by half (to 3 - 3 1/2 Tbsp). Mash the berries. Cool completely (speed chill in freezer).
  • In the bowl use hand held mixer to whip butter until very pale and fluffy. Mix in 1 cup powdered sugar then mix in reduced raspberry puree and vanilla. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy (if an even stronger raspberry flavor is desired you can add in 1/4 tsp raspberry extract, or to taste).
  • Add one raspberry to top of each cupcake then pipe frosting over raspberry and top with another raspberry.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Lemony Goodness!

With our Prime Kitchen Baking Cups you don't ever have to buy paper cups again. Paper cups just get thrown out, which is bad on the environment, and bad on the pocket book. I'm not saying silicone cups are perfect on the environment. It takes a process to make those. They can be used and used some more for years!

They are also easier to clean than metal cupcake pans. Cupcakes and muffins pop right out of them without using any sprays.

In addition, our Premium Luxury Designed Box can be used as a Dessert Container for taking it with you at School, Work or be used as a Gift!





Why not be creative? These cups can be used for more than baking...
  • Ice cream cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Gelatin
  • Chocolate lined desserts
  • Trail mix
  • and more
Special Silicone Baking Properties Result In Even-Baking Every Time
  • 12 standard size, reusable cups in handy storage container
  • Cups are 2 5/8 inch diameter x 1 1/4 inch tall
  • They hold up to 2 1/4 fluid ounces
  • Heat resistant up to 446°F/ 230°C
 
MicrowaveFreezer and Dishwasher safe
  • High quality
  • BPA free 
  • FDA approved
  • Easy clean up and storage. For optimum cleaning hand wash or turn inside out and place on top dish washer rack.
  • Stack and store your baking cups with the included convenient container.
  • They stand behind our products with a no-hassle, money-back Lifetime Guarantee!
Price:

I did feel like they were on the expensive side. They are $49.99. I do understand that they are reusable. It's just that I've seen similar reusable cups for much cheaper. The box is cute that they came in, they seemed sturdy, and come in fun colors for boys and girls.



What would you love to try in Prime Kitchen | Best Standard Size Silicon Baking Cups Liners?

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free, or at a discounted rate from Prime Kitchen using Tomoson. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Out of the Box Saturday

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday is now Out of the Box Saturday. It's all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. I'll cover something sing | songy one week, and artsy | fartsy the next.

I know this is going up later than usual. The boys were at a library lock in last night until 10. The cousins they have that are their same ages spent the night. We went to Lowes Clinic this morning, and out to pick mulberries this afternoon.

I'm doing something a little different this week. I'm just going to show you where I'm at with that poster I was/am working on. It's a collaboration with a co-worker. I'm doing all the coloring. I scanned in watercolor and salt textures. Then I've been color things in the computer. As soon as I thought I was done something else came up to do all week long. Next week I'll show a new artist.


The bottom space is for type. 

Details:



After I was well into starting the poster I was told that each character would need to be done in a separate document to use for PowerPoints, stickers, and other things. I knew it would be a pain. It's kind of like going backwards. The monkey they now want to be shown juggling. That almost started an argument with my boss and his wife.

Here's some that I've worked on: 



Now I'm working on that juggling monkey.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Random Tid Bits

  1. I finally watched Boyhood. I put it on hold at the library many moons ago. I heard a mix of reviews from friends. I decided to watch it to decide if I like it myself. I liked it. It was just about life. If you haven't seen it, don't expect action. Travis thought it was lame. Hence the reason why I heard such different reviews.
     
    Have you seen it? Did you like it, or dislike it?

  2. Source

  3. I'm watching the news, while I'm posting this. There's a guy that caught a baseball, while feeding his baby. Everyone cheered. I told Travis, "The news would be very different if he would have missed that catching that ball, and the ball hit the baby in the head. People would be saying, 'What the bleep is wrong with people!'" It's all about the outcome and perception sometimes.

  4. Tonight the kids go to another lock in at the library. Isaak's super excited because he's now old enough to go. Their cousins will be joining them. They literally lock the library up. It will be a late night, but not an over night. Except their cousins will be coming here afterwards to sleep the night away. 

  5. My parents had a difficult day with the boys 1 day this week. The other day was perfectly fine. I wouldn't call the boys bad. They are just boys. They like to wrestle at times. It's not fighting to them, it's playing. I sent them with lots of stuff to do the next time.

  6. I've been watching The Wonder Years. I won season 2 off of some random website. Then I won season 3 off of Jumpin Bean's blog. I love shows/movies with narrator in it: The Wonder Years, Stand By Me, and Sand Lot.

I'm Not Usually That Person

In real life I'm a worker, a pretty calm person, and silly at home. Assertive I am not.

Our Education Director at work quit this spring. She wanted to spend more time with her grandchildren. 

The Director wanted us to turn in our syllabi as soon as possible to look over them. I got mine done right away. It was a month ago. 

I asked her 3 times if she had a chance to go over them? The answer was, "Not yet." each time.

Yesterday in the morning I sent her over a message asking her again. I never heard anything back.

I know this girl is the type that stands her ground. She doesn't let people walk on her. She feels very comfortable being a boss. It's annoying, but great for her! I'm not like that. I am to the students at first, so they know I mean business, but then I loosen up a bit as we move on, to be more myself. Comfortable in my own shoes. I'm not assertive towards co-workers, friends, or family. It's more like people walk over me, and I get pissed about it. 

To me when someone says they want something right away that means they want to get the task done, and back to you. It would be like someone saying to you, "Hey can you meet up with me at 10? I know it's late, short notice, but don't be late." You show up at the scheduled time, and they are no where in sight. I wasn't pissed, just annoyed.

It was a day later...I left another message saying in a kind, yet firm fashion, "I haven't heard back from you one way or another about my syllabi. You wanted them as soon as possible, and I got them to you. If I don't hear from you, I'm going to assume they are close to perfect, and will print copies of them later today. I have to get going on my classes. I'm taking time off in July, and need to move things along."

5 minutes later she called back. It's interesting how she called right back this time, when yesterday she didn't call back at all. Her, "I haven't had time to look at them yet. We have awhile until school starts. When did the (Previous Education Director) get them to you?" Me, "Before she left for the summer. I have 3 classes. Before I move along with handouts, lesson plans and such I need the syllabi approved." She said, "I'll try and get to them before the end of the day." 

So...the person I usually am not more than likely got the point across. 

If I have to be here all summer I'd like to get my classes ready to go. The funny thing is...is I'm working on a poster for my boss that isn't due until August. What makes my syllabi any different then that?

Plus I just watched Fried Green Tomatoes not too long ago. I have that Katy Bates image in my mind. It takes courage to stand up for myself, but when it's said and done it feels good.

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Are you an assertive person, or are you laid back?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Junk Stock

We went to a place called Junk Stock. Do you have that where you live? People sell antiques, crafts, fixed up furniture and more. 

It's so crazy here that they have certain designated parking lots for the event. Then buses come by to pick people up, and at the end the bus drops you back off at the parking lot again. It's $6 to get in the door, or you can buy a pass for $15 for all 3 days it's there. Kid's get in free. Plan on taking extra cash for food, or you can bring food in the door.

We planed on buying something, but walked out with nothing. I did like an old doll I saw, we loved some redone tables in one booth, and Travis liked an artist filing bin with long drawers. We really don't have the room for a table like we saw. The artist filing bin was already sold.

Beyond the junk they had a kid's section. 

It had our Storm Chasers Baseball Mascot.


The smallest pony we've ever seen. It was so cute!

A friendly goat. I just love goats. 



For city kids it's a treat to see farm animals.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What are three things you'd do tomorrow if fear wasn't stopping you?

I'm participating in a link up you can find HERE.

The question of the month is: What are three things you'd do tomorrow if fear wasn't stopping you?

My 3 Things Are:

1. I'm very afraid of heights. I was impressed with myself last year when I did a balcony tour at Mesa Verde. I was thinking, "They do tours all the time I'm safe" Nope! They had one balcony that had a wooden ladder that went to another balcony. Then the path had no rail. I was FREAKING out. Thankfully someone from another family (the Dad) was freaking out to. I didn't feel so alone. Also the raven that happened to fly, and land in their window distracted me. Let's just say that I listened to nothing the tour guide said. My mind was on my kids staying safe.

I'd do the tour again, only listen to the tour guide this time. It may be harder knowing what the tour is all about.




We had to walk right on that edge. YIKES!

2. Zip lining. It looks pretty, but ya fear gets in my way.

3. A day of rides. My boys all love rides like roller coasters and flying swings. Not me. I picture the swings flying off, and the coaster flying off the rail. I hate watching my boys on the rides. I think, "There goes my family." Seriously! BUT it would be nice to relax, and go on rides to have fun with them.

What about you? What are three things you'd do tomorrow if fear wasn't stopping you?

Gene Leahy Mall

We decided to take the boys + a friend to Gene Leahy Mall.


If you ever go there you need to know 4 things:
  1. Bring a lot of wax paper - They have gigantic slides that even adults can slide on, but you'll go faster if you have wax paper. If you don't have wax paper, take along a flattened cardboard box.

  2. It's more like a park than a mall. 

  3. Bring bread if you want to feed the ducks

  4. It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes. Below the slides is gravel. You'll get rocks stuck in your shoes otherwise.
*I got permission to post photos of Isaak's friend.

There are some fun sculptures in Gene Leahy Mall.


The kids always love walking along the bridge. You can sometimes see ducks, and a small waterfall from it.


The wax paper makes you go really fast, so be careful at the end of the slide. Isaak's friend flew off it, and scraped his knee.


Isaak's a prime example of what not to do on the slide. It's hard because there are kids all over the place. Prep your kids with what not to do. I had a little talk with him when I saw him do these things. Isaak did the first 2 things. The rest I saw other kids doing. 

Things I Saw That Were No, Nos: 
  1. Don't stop at the end of the slide, and not get off. 

  2. Don't jump off the slide. The sides are kind of high up. 

  3. Don't go on the slide when someone else is on it, unless you have a plan about going down like a train. There are a lot of little kids on the slide. One of them doesn't need to get hurt. 

  4. Were tennis shoes. Gravel in your shoes isn't fun. 

  5. Don't bring stuffed animal to put down the slide. They will fall, and get really dirty! I never did understand the obsession with bring toys to somewhere already fun.

  6. Parents keep an eye on your child! Just because they are having fun doesn't mean something bad can't happen to them.
The slides are shaded by trees. Yes they can get hot, but not as hot as you'd think. 

We shared wax paper with a kid, and they were so nice, and shared ice cream with our kids.

Inspecting His Wound




A Glimpse at the Speed of the Slides






Do you have slides like this where you live?

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