7/10/2018

My Daughter's New Potty Seat Adapter


My daughter showed signs of potty readiness at a really early age, and ended up being fully potty trained by about 17-18 months. 
I bought her one of those little potty chairs and she used it pretty often until she decided that she wanted to use the big toilet like everyone else.
Having a seat adapter that fits perfectly onto the big toilet is obviously necessary. She is three years old now, but still very small and a seat like the one below keeps her comfortable and also keeps her from falling in!
This is what it looks like

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As you can see, it fits right onto the toilet. It makes the opening smaller, which is great for your child's small frame.

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It also has a higher part on the front end that acts as a splash guard.

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The bottom side is lined with a rubber grip so that it stays put when they are using the bathroom.

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As a bonus, there is a hook that adheres to your wall. You can hang the seat up when not in use.
Also, the seat is BPA free!
I think that this seat is wonderful for when you are starting to train your little one, and even to continue using when they are older, until they no longer need it.
It's definitely portable, which is neat if you have multiple restrooms, like we do in our house. I can use it upstairs and downstairs.
I think it is also nice that you can take it with you when you travel as well.
It's simple to clean with disinfectant spray, wipes, or soap and water.
Then, just dry it or hang it to air dry.

Here is my video review:



Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 

7/08/2018

Multi Grip Yoga Strap

Any yoga fans out there? I LOVE yoga, but since I don’t do it as often as I used to, sometimes I have a bit of trouble achieving some of the poses. I miss my college days when I actually took yoga as an elective...it was so relaxing and I was super slim and toned because of yoga and hitting the gym every week. 

I recently received a new yoga strap with multi grips

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This multi grip yoga strap helps a lot. It’s unlike any other yoga strap I’ve owned or used because of all the multiple loops. I like that it can be used for various heights. 

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It also comes with a door anchor. This strap is a good thing to have when you don’t have a partner or aren’t super flexible. Using it often will result in better flexibility, so I’m using it as much as possible. It truly does make it easier on my limbs. 

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It doesn’t just have to be used for yoga. You can also use it for physical therapy, Pilates, dancer warmups, for regular stretching of the arms or legs, back, at the gym, at home, while traveling, etc. It’s small and can be placed in the included storage pouch, along with the door anchor.






Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.

6/27/2018

Have you ever tried cold brew coffee? #asobu


Have you ever tried cold brew coffee before? My first time was a few days ago, and I made it myself in my #asobu Cold Brew Coffee Maker. 

Here's everything that came in the box:


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It’s looks pretty cool, is BPA free, is easy to clean, and the bottom is a reusable stainless steel thermos. It’s really simple to use- simply fill the top filtered part with your ground coffee or loose leaf tea of choice and filtered water, as per directions, replace lid, close the air vent on top, and let it brew for 12-24 hours. Personally, I say the longer it brews the better!

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 Then, the next day you open the air vent and push the button (orange and black circle), and watch your drink pour down into the big thermos. Add ice, non dairy creamer, sweetener, or whatever you normally add into your coffee or tea, and take it with you. Lid is included for your thermos as well. 



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This is shortly after I put the coffee in. It actually was a lot darker the next day after it was all nicely brewed. 

I’m in love with this. I honestly have never liked the taste of coffee as much as I do now. I’m pretty sure it has to do with the fact that this coffee maker creates super smooth coffee. There’s not the same bitterness that you sometimes get with traditional coffee machines. Also, guess what? This coffee maker doesn’t need batteries or any sort of electricity! So awesome.

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This is lavender green tea that has been brewing overnight. I loved it too. I plan on using this coffee maker A LOT. 
It would be great for when I travel. Even cool for camping and overnights. I could just take some ground coffee or tea leaves and bottled water with me. 

I also wanted to add in that although I have not done this, I have heard of people using this for regular hot coffee as well, and it doesn't have to brew overnight. You do everything above when preparing, except you use hot filtered water, and let it brew for 3-5 minutes or longer, instead of overnight. Then, you release it into the thermos below!
I will be trying that next. I just really love the taste of cold brew. 



Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 

6/20/2018

5 Ways Soccer Stadiums Prepare for Extreme Weather #sponsoredpost


It’s always a disappointment when a storm starts to roll in during an exciting soccer match. However, in that situation, the most important topic on the minds of stadium crew members is the safety of their fans. Here are 5 ways soccer stadiums prepare for extreme weather.


Anticipating the Weather

Many soccer clubs implement commercial weather station equipment to predict the arrival and severity of an oncoming weather event. Whether it’s a hurricane, dangerous levels of humidity, or an ice storm, the clubs are then prepared to make smart decisions about game cancellations or stadium evacuations.




Communicating Important Messages

Keeping spectators abreast of potential weather issues is imperative. It is key to communicate important information on public announcement systems throughout the event. Some recreational facilities broadcast radar maps on stadium screens so that spectators know to take any evacuation warnings seriously.

Hiring More Safety Crew

If a quick evacuation is necessary, it’s important to avoid confusion and pandemonium. By enlisting more safety crew, patrons can be calmly directed toward the correct shelter or exit. Guests with mobility issues can safely reach their destinations with the assistance of a crew member.

Setting Up the Exit

It’s possible to have severe weather that doesn’t impact the game, especially if the match is played indoors. When the game is over, thousands of fans may exit the facility at once. If the ground is icy or muddy, injuries may occur. When stadium staff are prepared for inclement weather, they can make contingency plans, including tarps or road salt, to keep spectators safe as they head home.


Planning for Recovery

Disaster recovery services are imperative to minimize physical and financial damage to a stadium after a storm. Have your wireless and digital systems been taken off-line? Is your data safe? Can the current state of your infrastructure handle another game? Disaster recovery services can keep the business running after a major weather event.

If your stadium needs to beef up its preparation and response to extreme weather, contact the experts at Earth Networks. Their solutions help you make quick decisions in emergency situations and keep your patrons safe. Call them at (877) 882-1397 today.

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6/19/2018

4 Ways Merchant Account Solutions Makes Paying Easy #sponsoredpost


One of the easiest ways to increase sales is to make the payment process simpler for customers. Merchant Account Solutions strives to improve the customer experience. With several strategies in place, business owners are able to reap the rewards that result from easier transactions.



Credit Card Terminals

When customers breeze through the payment process, businesses are able to process more transactions and make more money. A simple credit card terminal ensures that customers are through the line in a flash. At Merchant Account Solutions, there are several design options that allow business owners to go as minimal as they need.

Point of Sale

Merchant Account Solutions offers several POS options that streamline the customer transaction process. These systems allow for multiple payment options and create a simplified experience for both the employee and the customer. Some options even have functionality beyond transaction processing. The Revel point of sale systems for example, allow for inventory tracking. Each POS choice is optimized for a different operating system, so you’ll choose whichever suits your needs best:
  • Clover
  • SmartSwipe
  • PC America
  • Verifone Ruby
  • Revel 
  • LightSpeed

Wireless Options

For businesses whose employees are constantly moving, mobile payments make it easy for staff to make sales on the spot. Merchant Account Solutions have several wireless credit card readers that accept all forms of credit card payment, including contactless payments. The Clover POS system has a wireless tabletop option and a handheld option. 

Mobile Options

Mobile takes the wireless concept even further. With mobile payments, employees can process transactions using a mobile app. Without the need of a dedicated terminal, sales can be made when an employee has nothing but their phone or tablet. If a business sends its staff out into the community to make sales, this is a huge benefit. 

It can be challenging enough to generate sales as a business, but Merchant Account Solutions makes the process of collecting money simpler once sales are made. Call 866-698-9246 for an instant quote. 

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Babi Bear Makeup Brush Set Review


I'm blown away by how many different brushes I've come across for applying makeup. I mean, seriously, back in the day, I just used my bare hands, and occasionally a flat round or triangular sponge to apply things. As for eye shadow, I just used the simple, cheap sponge brush that came with it. 

Today, after watching hundreds, and yes, I really mean hundreds, of makeup tutorials on YouTube, I have learned a lot of really cool tips and tricks. 
I received a new set of 15 synthetic brushes, along with a zippered pouch to store them in, a small pink brush cleaning pad, and a pink beauty blender. 

This set is by Babi Bear

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There are a few big kabuki brushes, foundation brushes, eyeshadow brushes, bronzing and highlighting, eyeliner brush, lip brush, concealer brushes, precision brushes, a fan brush, angled brushes, round and flat brushes. 
I love that a beauty blender is included in the set because I love to use those too! Beauty blenders can be used wet or dry. I like to use mine for foundation sometimes, as well as for when I'm using setting powder. 

The cleaning pad or cleaning egg, as some people call it, since it looks like an egg, is small, yet it's just the perfect size needed to get your brushes super clean. You can stick a couple of your fingers into the bottom of it to hold it in place while cleaning you brushes. It has tiny, fine bumps at the top, followed by lines going across, and all the way down. It is designed this way on purpose. The top is for cleaning smaller brushes, whilst the lower half is for bigger ones.
 You get some cleanser on it, and scrub your brush on it, under running water. Move your brush clockwise, and counter clockwise, moving it up and down the pad. This will ensure that you remove every bit of makeup on your brush, and keep them looking good.
Then, you can wash the egg with some soap and water, and stand it up to air dry.

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They arrived, each in their own separate plastic wrapping, which was great because it kept each brush in tact and not all messy. The blender brush and cleaning pad were also individually wrapped. 
The handle on each brush is rose gold with black wood. The brushes are good quality and have high density bristles, so that you can use less product. Saves you some money, right?


Here is my video review:



Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

6/16/2018

What Kind of Jobs Can You Get With an ITIN? #sponsoredpost




Although an ITIN (individual taxpayer identification number) allows you to file federal taxes in the United States, it does not authorize you to work in the U.S. An ITIN number is available only to those who have to file taxes but are not eligible to apply for a Social Security number (SSN). Like the SSN, the ITIN is a nine-digit number, but unlike the SSN it must start with the number nine.


U.S. Work Authorization

According to the IRS, employers must verify an employee's SSN before offering them a job. An ITIN is not considered a substitute as it does not indicate that an individual can legally work in the U.S. If you have an ITIN but later receive U.S. work authorization, you must apply for an SSN. An ITIN is issued regardless of immigration status to resident and nonresident aliens who have reporting obligations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Purpose of the ITIN

An ITIN is available for those who have earned income in the U.S. or from U.S. sources but are resident or nonresident aliens and thus ineligible for an SSN. This identification number is also available to spouses and dependents of individuals with federal income tax reporting requirement. This provides that person the benefit of claiming a spouse or dependent on his or her tax return.

If you have a pending SSN application, do not also apply for an ITIN. The ITIN is used only if your SSN application is rejected.


Obtaining an ITIN

Visit ITIN W7 Application for easy step-by-step instructions to apply for a tax ID number using IRS Form W7. Apply for the ITIN on the site and you'll receive a printable PDF that must be submitted along with your federal tax return and supporting documents that verify your foreign status and identity. If you need help, chat or email with representatives who speak both English and Spanish.

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6/13/2018

Animal Lives Matter Shirt #govegan


So, I have been vegan slightly over 3 years now, and I LOVE it. I do it for the animals, I do it for health, I do it for me.
I am proud to be vegan and always happy to spread not only my awesome vegan recipes and food that I make, but also love to spread the message any way that I can.

My new shirt is super cute! Check it out below:

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It says, "I 💗 Vegan 
Animal Lives Matter"
I like that the heart is a part of the paw print. Simple and adorable!

Here's what it looks like on me:

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I ordered a Medium and it fits just right. They have sizes available for men, women, and children.
The colors that they have are gray, dark gray, yellow, green, and blue.

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This is a super comfortable t-shirt with double stitch along the arms and hem. 

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Your whole family can spread the message together, each in their own favorite color!


Here is a short video review of me wearing the shirt:



Buy the shirt here.

Disclaimer: I received this shirt in exchange of my unbiased review. 

MirrorMore LED Stand Up Makeup Mirror


Having good lighting when you do your makeup and hair is definitely a necessity. My new LED MirrorMore Stand Up Mirror is exactly what I needed in my room. 
This is what it looks like:

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It is a great size! It is a very sturdy mirror. It's a little heavy, but can still be taken when traveling, in a back pack, duffel bag, or suit case. 
It has a satin nickel finish, mirror that swivels up and down, and energy saving light. Although it is energy saving, it still gets bright enough to apply your makeup and hair just right. One side of the mirror is regular sized and the opposite side is magnified 10x.


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It does come with a cord to plug it in, but you can also use 4 AA batteries to power it. This is good if you are traveling with it or if there is no wall outlet available to plug it into.
 It has a toggle off and on switch. 

I absolutely love this mirror! I leave it on my desk and use it every morning. I think that the lighting is very similar to outdoor lighting, which is what I prefer to do my makeup in. 
I highly recommend. 

Here is my youTube review:




Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.