Monday, November 2, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters Celebrate 90 years!

Join the Harlem Globetrotters and STOMP to Celebrate the Team's 90 years!

For all you basketball fans, we know the beat of the ball on the court is music to your ears, but the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and international sensation  STOMP have taken it to the next level!
Eight performers from STOMP took to an outdoor basketball court in New York City's Greenwich Village with four Harlem Globetrotters stars to celebrate the team's upcoming 90th year. It's okay if you missed all the fun because now you can relive it again and again. Check out the video here!

The Globetrotters will celebrate their 90th year with over 330 games in more than 260 cities in North America starting December 26, 2015. The tour's opening week will bring 10 games to six arenas in the NYC-area, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and Prudential Center. To check out the full schedule and ticket information, visit
STOMP, created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, is currently playing in New York, London's West End, and on a European tour. In addition to its stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews and awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations, an Emmy Award, and noteworthy TV appearances including "The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony" and "The Academy Awards."

** I was not compensated for this post, just sharing the info!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Presse by Bobble

The wonderful people at Seventh Generation recently sent me this Presse By Bobble to try.

Here is some info about this fun new product:

  • portable coffee brewer and tumbler in one
  • brews gourmet coffee in just 3 minutes
  • triple layer insulation keeps coffee hot for hours
  • micro-filter separates grounds from coffee - no overbrewed bitterness
  • no plastic pod or paper filter waste (please compost coffee grounds)

So it looked fun and easy to use (once I borrowed some ground coffee from my mom, this is what happens when Hubby packs up most of your house......) I was ready to go. 

I added my coffee

Then some warm water 

And I let it go!

Pressed and ready to drink. 

While I loved the coffee and the process (super fun) I did find that it keeps the coffee so HOT! I had to wait forever to really drink it. Next time I will not be using as much hot water and add some ice to cool it down. Outside of that, I love the product and can't wait to use is again. 

** No compensation was received for this post, I was sent the product to try all opinions are my own. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Target Deals

So as is typical with my life, I was at Target after 2 days in the house with sick babies when I decided that Miss E needed some new sheets. (After stretching the sheets onto her mattress for like time number 10 it felt like, I was done). So we went into the bedding section when I saw a whole selection of  Threshold 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sheets on clearance! I assumed that they would not have full sizes in a pattern that she liked, but this one was right on the shelf!

We both feel in love for $19.98! Not only are these sheets super soft, but when I was putting them on the bed, I found tags on the fitted sheet that said "Top or Bottom" and "Sides." I mean seriously Target I am in love all over again!

How cute to these look on the bed?

***This post is not sponsored by anything one or anything, I bought these sheets myself with my own money and just wanted to share!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

I was recently contacted by Heather Von St. James to share her story and some information about mesothelioma to help her gain awareness for this type of cancer. Personal this disease has touched our lives, my husbands grandfather died of mesothelioma only 5 months after we had started dating and just 3 months after I meet this grandfather when he flew to the United States from England.

Here is Heather's story:

"I was given just 15 months to live. In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women's hospital.
Today, I am a nine-year mesothelioma cancer survivor and have made it my mission to help other mesothelioma victims around the globe. I share my personal story to help spread hope and awareness for others going through this, in hopes that one day no one else will have to."

For those of you who don't know, mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer that takes the lives of about 43,000 people annually around the world.  A diagnosis can come decades after the original exposure to the deadly asbestos fibers that are known to cause mesothelioma and is often a death sentence.  When Heather was first diagnosed, she was given just 15 months to live.  Asbestos was widely used before the dangers of it were known, but somehow still continues to be used around the world.  Only 60 countries have banned the use of asbestos completely, while countries such as the United States and Canada continue to allow its' use.

The treatment of mesothelioma ranges from bad to worse.  Since the symptoms take so long to show, and the disease is usually diagnosed at a late stage, treatment options are very few.  For some, it can involve a surgery that results in the the loss of the lining of a lung or even the diseased lung itself.  Treatment often includes a combination of radiation and chemotherapy as well.

You can learn more about mesothelioma here and here.

Also feel free to join the Heather's Tweet Chat tomorrow at 1 PM ET.

Monday, September 14, 2015

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway Review

First of all this item is awesome! My only do my girls love the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway (both the 18 month old and 4 year old can use it, it is so simple) but the hubby is obsessed as well! It took a little while to set up with all the stickers and pieces, but it has been so much fun I have already ordered the other 2 cars!

Here is some info about the Speedway from VTech

  • Enhance your child's creativity with Go! Go! Smart Wheels RC car toy race track; kids build their own race track and race Smart Point RC cars around for maximum fun RC car toy race track
  • Toddler toy uses the steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels RC SmartPoint Racer; includes 9 SmartPoint locations and 8 mechanical features
  • Light-up driver button on the race car toy activates fun phrases, music and sounds; teaches the letter R and vehicle name; RC SmartPoint Racer can be used in standard and remote control mode
  • Vehicle playset works with all other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets (each sold separately); inspire the imagination and build an entire world with VTech
  • For more interactive fun, get another RC SmartPoint Racer (sold separately) and race a friend or add other Go! Go! Smart Wheels vehicles (sold separately) to the Ultimate RC Speedway
  • Toddler RC car track makes a great gifts for kids for ages 1 to 5 years old; Car requires 3 AAA batteries (included for demo only, use new batteries for regular use); remote requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

This seems to be an item that will get a lot of use in our home! Thanks VTech!

**I was not compensated for this review but was sent the product shown to review. All opinions are my own.