Showing posts from August, 2016

Luv Michael ~ Locally Sourced Organic Granola That Gives Back

Do you enjoy granola? It is delicious sprinkled on yogurt for a great morning breakfast, as a snack to bring hiking, or something easy to grab and go with. I love the flavors granola has and the different varieties out there.

Recently I was lucky enough to try Luv MichaelOriginola Granola. What is unique about this brand, and personally my favorite thing about it, is that they train, educate and employ people with Autism! Check out their About Us page for more detailed info. I know you'll love what you see.

Your purchase enables Michael and thousands of other with Autism realize their true potential. (copied from Our Mission page)
The other thing that is terrific is the ingredients. They use 100% organic whole grain granola using the finest organic ingredients. This granola is gluten free, nut free and dairy free.

The flavor is delicious and light. It isn't doused in spices or flavors, giving the natural taste of granola and the organic dried cranberries and raisins inside. It i…

Precious Knit Blankies from Leisure Arts

Remember the awesome Loom Knitting Kit I told you about in early July? Well here we are again, thanks to Leisure Arts, with another great product for those just learning to knit or other's who want some new patterns.

Precious Knit Blankies for Babyis that product and boy is it a fun book! The skill level ranks from Beginner to Easy-Plus so they all are doable for the beginner! I had never tried creating a blanket before, only hats from my the Loom Knitting Kit. I was very excited to try my hand at some sweet little blankets for our bundle of joy due in February. Jean Adel from and the Managing Editor for Lion Brand Yarn Company created this as her second book and she did a wonderful job.

In Precious Knit Blankies for Babythere are 16 blanket designs to choose from. I started with the Ribbed Blankie on page 40. The design is rated Easy, which I would agree it is! With the General Instructions on page 67 and Knitting Basics on page 73, I was able to start my blankie! On…


If you have a kid in sports, are a runner yourself or work out in any way, some sort of electrolyte drink is probably in your fridge or cooler. Rehydrating is EXTREMELY important after a workout or being out in the field or track for any amount of time in the sun or heat. My husband told me about BODYARMORone day in the grocery store as he was training for a half marathon at the time and he knows I enjoy healthier electrolyte options as a runner myself.
So I gave BODYARMORa tryfor myself, and was VERY happy that I did. I took the time to compare labels on both bottles of BODYARMOR as well as Gatorade, which is one of the most popular athletic drinks. Here is what I found:
Gatorade Ingredients for Frost Glacier Freeze Flavor:
Water Sugar Dextrose Citric Acid Salt Sodium Citrate Monopotassium Phosphate Modified Food Starch Natural Flavor glycerol ester of rosin blue 1
Note that it has artificial color (blue 1) and modified food starch, which can be difficult for those with gluten and wh…

Era Organics Giveaway

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One winner will receive these four products; ARV $85
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Looking for Summer Fun? Wheel Fun Rentals in Minnesota Has You Covered

If you are anything like our family, you love the outdoors! The fresh air, the exercise and just the enjoyment of nature itself is very fulfilling. As someone who enjoys many activities and who lives in an apartment with lack of room, we don't purchase everything we enjoy like paddle boards, canoes and kayaks. We just don't have the room to store them! Thankfully there is a company called Wheel Fun Rentalsthat has our back when it comes to outdoor fun! You can rent canoes, paddle boards, kayaks, cruiser boards, double kayaks and so much more by the hour here! Here is a closer look at all the fun things they rent out : Wheel Fun Rentals - What we rent. The bikes can be rented full day and half day as well. This is perfect for families who want fun on the water or off the water.

My family and I were able to rent paddle boards at the Wheel Fun Rentals Lake Calhounlocation in Minneapolis. The rental process was very easy and I just left my ID with the gentleman at the counter to …