Have Pain? There is a solution and speedy Recovery with Pains and Strains.


Do you enjoy running and hiking or maybe playing sports like Basketball? Do you ever get Runner’s Knee? If so, this next product is for you!

Pains and Strains has created the Patella Tendon Care Kit, specifically designed to quickly treat the pain surrounding the kneecap. Each kit provides the latest physical therapy techniques and exercise programs along with medical grade tools to improve and heal knee pain. When used together, these tools and exercises will help to relieve pain, speed recovery, and get you back to doing the things you love, pain-free!

I had the opportunity to try this kit out and was really impressed! I like that they are easy to use. I highly recommend!

You can purchase at https://painsandstrains.com.


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. The photo was also provided.


New Beauty Product News: New Zealand Importer Pacific Resources International Introduces Cruelty-Free New Manuka Honey Lip Balm Made From Natural Organic Ingredients

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Pacific Resources International (www.shoppri.com), the California-based New Zealand importer that was the first to introduce Manuka Honey to American consumers, is now offering a line of Manuka Honey Lip Balm made with New Zealand Manuka Honey to protect and moisturize dry lips.

One of the first steps in beauty maintenance is to make sure that your lips are soft, supple, and healthy during the changing seasons. All the makeup in the world can’t fix dry and cracking lips. So Pacific Resources International (PRI) went to work searching for the best possible cure for dryness on sensitive areas like lips, using all natural ingredients.

The company quickly discovered that the secret all-natural bounty of moisture was right in front of their eyes: their very own Manuka Honey – a fantastic, all-natural way to repair and moisturize dry and damaged lips. Indeed, the hygroscopic glycerin in Manuka Honey has been shown to absorb moisture from the air and to draw moisture into the skin.

Made entirely with natural organic ingredients and flavoring and not tested on animals, PRI’s new Manuka Honey Lip Balm packs the incredible skin benefits of Manuka Honey straight from New Zealand along with specially formulated organic ingredients all into­ a convenient lip balm container that’s every bit as convenient as it is effective.

I had the opportunity to try this out and it is my to-go-to Summer Lip balm! It really does help with dry lips and I don’t leave the house without it! I also really like that this product hasn’t been tested on animals. 

I also had the opportunity to try other New Zealand Manuka Honey products and they are a real hit with my family! Here are a few of our favorites:

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I really like the Manuka Honey Chocolates! These taste really good! Pure Manuka Honey wrapped in rich dark chocolate! I also like that they are not made with artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Pacific Resources International also have some delicious Manuka Honey Salted Caramels! Yum! And, if you are looking for Sea Salt or Chipotle BBQ Salt….they have the best! We use it all the time at out house!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided. 

Meet Bbuddieez! This is a Collectible that Young Children will Love!


It’s here: The collectible toy that doesn’t alienate genders or ages and is fun for every member of the family!

I really think that this is so cool because it is for both boys and girls and is well..pretty cool! I like that they are different than many other toy collectibles that I have seen out there! 

Bbuddieez are an adorable collectable that you can play with, decorate your room with, wear anywhere you can imagine, AND collect and trade with your friends.

 Bbuddieez started as a dream to create fun, collectible characters that are entertaining for both little brother and big sister! There are characters for everyone, from the goofy monster characters like Apenstein and Zombit to the more cutesy ones like Lottie LOL and Blaberry.

With Bbuddieez, Jupiter Creations has introduced a wearable, collectible product that caters to every child’s natural creative instincts, allowing full immersion in the playtime experience!

 In addition to their collectability, Bbuddieez have over 20 possible games you can play with one set, and the instructions for these fun games are listed on their website! Bbuddieez also has entertaining stop-motion videos that bring their characters to life, and a new app is in development that will bring the fun right to your device.

I actually think that children ages 4-9 will love the toys and I also recommend checking out the website!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and info were also provided. 

National Ice Cream Month with Graeter’s Ice Cream!

Who loves Ice Cream? Me! So, I was excited to try out a couple of flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream! I really like the Vanilla Bean but my favorite is the Chocolate Chip! I ate that one so quickly that it only lasted a few days!


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Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July with a calendar of events meant to surprise and delight Graeter’s fans nationwide. The company begins the summer ice cream season by celebrating its 147th birthday in a variety of delicious ways, including birthday scoops for just $1.47, surprise bonus flavors, and a new flavor to be unveiled to support the Cincinnati Zoo.

So, how are you going to celebrate National Ice Cream Month? Let us know in the comments below!  I know I will be eating Graeter’s Ice Cream! There are still a few flavors I want to try!

Look for them at a store near you!

Happy National Ice Cream Month!


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Summer is a great time for model rockets! Let your kids have a blast!


Are the kids getting bored yet? Maybe, not yet! With the summer heat…time at the beach can be fun! But, there will come a time this summer where you will probably hear “I’m bored!”  How about a Model Rocket? I recommend the Sonic Boom! (pictured above)

Model rockets have been both entertaining and educating kids for decades, and that hasn’t changed even in a world addicted to apps like Angry Birds, Candy Crush and Tank Hero. Today an estimated 9.6 million model rockets are launched every year by 2 million enthusiasts of all ages – roughly one-third of them girls – often igniting a lifelong interest in everything from science, math, engineering and technology to space travel.

Now that warm weather has arrived, you can nurture that interest – not to mention keep kids productively occupied outdoors. From ready-to-fly models that come fully assembled to kits that can be put together in roughly an hour, model rockets come in all sizes, colors and altitude capabilities from 100 to several thousand feet. Prices start at under $10, and every rocket is reusable with a new engine, igniter and igniter plug.

Bonus 1: model rocketry is a great activity for kids 10 and up (adult supervision recommended under 12), an age where it begins getting harder to keep kids engaged without digital devices.

We had the opportunity to try one out and we literally..had a blast! My son was impressed with how high up the rocket went. I’m surprised that we didn’t lose it on the roof! 

Find the one pictured above and many others at: http://www.estesrockets.com/

Self Disclosure: We received a free sample to facilitate this post. Image was provided. 

Bursting into Fourth of July with Cascade Ice


Looking for some healthier and delicious drinks this upcoming holiday? Cascade Ice has you covered! I received samples and actually tried a couple of the following recipes! My favorite is the Fresh Firecracker! Yum!

  • Patriotic Punch: For this fun concoction, start with Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon sparkling water. Next, muddle strawberries and blueberries just a bit to release the flavor and serve over ice. If you want to make it an adult beverage, add a splash sparkling wine. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries and get ready to watch some fireworks!
  • Red, White & Mixed Berry: For this yummy drink, start with Cascade Ice Mixed Berry sparkling water over ice. Add some frozen raspberries to enhance the flavor and keep your drink cold. Garnish the glass with some fresh mint for the perfect touch and serve!
  • Fresh Firecracker: Take two parts Cascade Ice Lemonade sparkling water and add in one part club soda. Stir well and serve over ice in a cold glass. Decorate the rim of the glass with sugar crystals, or add in a rock-candy pop for the kids for a festive look!

Look for Cascade Ice at a location near you!


Happy 4th of July!



Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and recipes were also provided.

Chicken and Beef Taquitos from Red’s are a Must this Summer!


Looking for a quick lunch or snack this Summer?

For a grab-and-go snack, Red’s has you covered with their New Taquitos!

Available in chicken or shredded beef, these easy eats are the perfect solution to an empty snack tray. Both flavors have 10 grams of protein per serving. The taquitos are finished with a sprinkle of cheese and hand rolled in flour tortillas.

I recently tried the Chicken ones and I really like them! I love that they have a sprinkle of cheese and they taste fresh! I am already a big fan of their frozen burritos and the New Taquitos are a new favorite of mine!

Look for them at a store near you this Summer!


Self Disclosure: I received free coupons to purchase the Taquitos in store and photos were provided. 

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear would make a great gift for Mom-to-be!

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear is a cute and cuddly stuffed animal that also make the perfect keepsake for expecting parents.  This unique kit consists of an adorable stuffed animal (choose from several winsome creatures) and a 20-second red heart battery recorder that captures the sound of your baby’s heartbeat during your next ultrasound.


Credit: My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear.