Her 3 Little Thinkers

July 21, 2019
by Nikki
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Vivitar Fitness Tracker

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I have been looking for an activity tracker during my weight loss journey for about a year now. I can’t afford a really expensive Apple on that goes with my iPhone, but I do know several reputable companies that I trust to keep track of my health. One at the top of my list is Vivitar, and they agreed to send me one of my choice that would fit my needs.

I was able to receive the the 5-in-1 Bluetooth Fitness Tracker (TYL-5402) to review. This fitness tracker is a 5-in-1 which has the features of being able to track your steps and miles, heartrate, sleep, texts and incoming calls, and blood pressure. It’s sweat-proof and shock-proof. Everything is tracked wirelessly via bluetooth. Besides counting my steps, my favorite features is the sleep tracker. Because your watch can go up to 7 days without charging, if you sleep with it on it will tell you how much light and deep sleep you got, and how many hours/minutes of sleep you get a night.

I was really worried at first about the size of it on my small wrist but I adjusted to it pretty well. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have it on, and I HATE it when I need to charge it, it’s like I’m only wearing one sock. I’m very happy that I picked this style fitness tracker out. If I were to say anything bad it would only be that the band isn’t interchangeable or changeable at that. And because of the snap closure if it snags on anything it pops right off! But other than that its a fantastic watch! It would make an absolute wonderful gift for mom, dad, or even a spouse. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have passed, and before you know it it’ll be time to start looking for Holiday gifts.

June 29, 2019
by Nikki
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A Clean Baby with Baby Magic



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One of my favorite things about a new baby is having that ability to have so many ways/chances to bond with it. One of those is bath time because as young as a newborn they will need your help. Cuddling after a bath and that delicious clean baby smell- no matter how old my kids get, I will always miss that smell. Baby Magic sent me a couple baby bath products for us.

Cleansing Gel: This is the bath wash in original scent that makes babies smell so delicious! This formula is infused with anti-oxidant rich Camellia oil and hydrating marshmallow root to cleanse your babies gentle skin. Baby Magic formula is sulfate-free and tear-free. Camellia Oil- this oil is rich in vitamins and omegas will help hydrate and sooth skin. Marshmallow Root- has properties to help replenish and sooth skin while providing hydration. Shea Butter- Contains fatty acids and vitamins that will moisturize, smooth, and soften dry skin.

Calming Bath: This bath soap is infused with Lavender and Chamomile which is great to help lull your precious love to sleep. Lavender- helps to calm the senses with its aromatic and therapeutic properties. Chamomile- Helps to neutralize the aggressors and calms the senses. Aloe- Helps skin feel hydrated and replenish skins moisture barrier.

Baby Magic is free from sulfates, dyes, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. All Baby Magic products are hypoallergenic and Dermatologist tested.

June 18, 2019
by Nikki
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The Great Alaska Seafood Company Review



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I recently started a new diet that I wasn’t eating any red meat, only chicken and fish. It does wonders for my arthritis pain and actually keeps my flares at bay. When Great Alaskan Seafood Company reached out for a review of their sample box of fish fillets. And knew this was right up our alley.

We all try to eat healthy around my house and eating fish is a staple meal with all the vitamins and nutrients. What I received in my share sample box is 1- Wild Alaskan Black Bass 1- Wild Alaskan COHO Salmon 1-Wild Alaskan KETA Salmon 2- Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod and a bonus cedar plank. You can check out all their share boxes HERE.

Black Bass: They resemble a cross between snapper and branzini. Black Bass are flaky with a mild flesh and are great for baking, sauteing and roasting.

COHO Salmon: These salmon species are very mild tasting and very versatile. They can be used in many meal preparations and styles. Early in the season when the fish is smaller (around 5 pounds) the salmon resembles a full-bodied trout. By the end of the season when they weigh as much as 15 pounds, they resemble a king salmon. Coho is great for poaching, grilling, even baking.

KETA Salmon: Keta have firm, lean meat and subtle flavor.

Pacific Cod: Cod is very versatile with cooking and has a mild meat flavor. Pairs well with almost any seasoning and can be cooked any way possible.

Nova’s Keta Salmon Alfredo

  • 1 lb keta salmon, pin-bones & skin removed, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ¾ cup frozen peas
  • ¾ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 package fettuccine or linguini
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • to serve:
  • lemon wedges
  • fresh basil, chiffonade
  • fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

Directions

Bring 4 quarts of salted water to boil. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat and add crushed garlic.

After letting the crushed garlic infuse with the butter for around 3 minutes, add cream, salt + pepper and bring to a gentle boil.

Add the cubed salmon & frozen peas and bring back to a gentle boil. Meanwhile, add pasta to boiling water and cook as per the package instructions.

Drain pasta and add to cream, salmon & peas mixture.

Add your Parmesano-Reggiano and stir to combine. Remove crushed garlic chunks (optional).

Serve hot and garnish with a fresh lemon wedge, fresh basil, and fresh parsley.

Nova’s pro cooking tip (ok, maybe it’s Nic’s): For perfect al dente noodles, use plenty of water, salt it generously, and test a noodle well before they’re supposed to be ready. It should be springy, not mushy, but cooked through.

June 16, 2019
by Nikki
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My Audio Pet



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I have really nice, expensive speakers for myself and the older (adult children) but the little ones keep asking to use them. I get nervous that they’ll break them. So, I have been on the hunt for ones that the kids can use whenever they want. I found a company called My Audio Pet and they were more than willing to work together and sent me 2 for review.

I got a My Audio Pet for each of my kids, a penguin (ice ice baby) and a unicorn (unichord). Both of my kids 7 and 4 will be able to use them with their own phones I gave them to play games and listen to music on.

The bluetooth speakers are small enough to fit in my hand, but have a lot of sound for a small thing. It’s super simple to connect (Easy Click Bluetooth Connection) that even the little kids can use it without their mommy. Comes with a 500 mAh battery; with a 24″ charger cable. Has a built in mic, which is great for the Hide and speak app. Also comes with a selfie remote and a small lanyard. My Audio Pets comes in: * Unichord the unicorn, *Ice ice baby the penguin, *GoGo Bananas the Monkey, *Pandemonium the Panda, * Power Pup the Pug Puppy, *OwlCapella Blue the Owl, *Sealabration the Seal, *Sonar Sonata the Bat, *AMPEDphibian the Frog, *BumbleBeat the Bea, *Chick-A-Dee-Doo-Dah the baby chick, *GoldieRocks the Goldfish, *Moozart the cow, *Dancer the Reindeer, *OwlCapella the Brown Owl, *Party Pig, *Beavthoven

The Hide and Speak App is a very fun and engaging app for kids to play with their pet. Have fun hiding and finding your pet making the fun animal noises in the app or using the mic to make your pet say whatever you want. Play Battle Hum or FreeForm, the extra games included in the app.

April 19, 2019
by Nikki
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Eduoshape Sensory Play



Baby Sensory Balls: My 20 month old LOVES to play with balls. When last Christmas I bought her a 4 back of sensory balls something like these but they weren’t very expensive, but she loved them being so little, and even more as she got older. I was offered a review for the 6 pack sensory balls from Edushape (which is one of my favorite companies). These balls are brightly colored and each one has a different texture or “nub” that helps grip and sooth teething gums at every teething phase (infancy to 33 months). My daughter just loves these even at almost 2 years old! Teaches: Gross Motor Skills, Hand Eye Coordination, Visual Sensory Development, Tactile Sensory Development, Easy Grip.

Textured Pop Blocks: These blocks I got to review are fun for both my girls (2 and 4 years old). They are super brightly colored- soft- and fitted. They are a fun way to learn colors, shapes, counting and animals. Each block stacks and fits into the other one with the shapes. My 2 year old doesn’t get that part yet but my 4 year old and I worked on her colors and shapes, stacked them really high and the baby knocked it over! Comes with 9 blocks in a set. Helps to teach: Hand Eye Coordination, Tactile Sensory Development, Easy Grip. Great for any ages 0+.

We really enjoyed these new Little Learners toys that Edushape sent this month. They would make amazing Easter Basket Fillers, especially if your little one is like mine and loves balls and shapes. Use them instead of candy.