I have been looking for a protein powder option to help maintain my weight that is also good for my whole family. I don’t eat gluten and even though I’m not 100% vegan, I don’t eat red meat and try to eat and use as much plant based product/food as I can. When I found Orgain had a whole line of protein products- even for kids. I knew that this was a company that I had to have in my home. They had sent over a few things for us to try out.
Orgain Protein- Protein Bar: These protein bars are vegan so they are made with 100% plant based protein. They give you clean, yet delicious nourishment anytime of the day- wherever you are. They are a great snack for kids, on the go or after a great workout. They have 10g of protein, 6g of fiber, and 150 calories or less per bar. Organic Protein Bars carry the USDA Organic Seal, meaning they are the true deal. Comes in 4 flavors; Cookie Dough, S’mores, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk. Even though they are vegan, they taste no different, if not better, than a normal protein bar. Although we love ALL the flavors, my favorite is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk. Can’t go wrong with mixing chocolate and peanut butter, it’s like eating candy!
Kids Protein Organic Nutritional Shake: Available in 3 flavors; chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Unlike other nutritional shakes for kids, Orgain makes shakes that have no artificial ingredients and GMO’s. They are made with organic protein (8g), organic fruits and veggies (10 different), 21 essential vitamins & minerals, and complex carbohydrates from organic brown rice. Great after school snack, for on the go, or in the lunch box. My kids love the chocolate flavor that we got to review, they even asked for more.
Organic Protein Plant Based Protein Powder: This protein powder is amazing. Not only is it SUPER healthy, and gluten free- THERE IS NO NASTY GRIT! I hate that in other protein powders that we have tried and it’s such a waste and a turnoff to a company when you can’t even drink it, you have to chew your shake. 7g of dietary fiber, 0g of sugars, 21g of protein, and 100% vegan! Since I’m in process of losing weight and dr has put me on strict diet of no sugars, no dairy, and gluten.. this is such a great replacement of meals and so healthy as I am losing weight. Because there is no fillers they are ok to drink as a meal replacement.
Being a writer, I go through a lot of notebooks, and honestly it can be a huge waste. It’s not only bad for my wallet but for the environment, too. I have been seeing many different companies that developed smart notebooks that scan onto your phone or computer. Rocketbook is just the company I have been looking for to get my work done.
Rocketbook: This new inventive notebook is the new notebook of the digital era. This 32 page spiral notebook looks like a typical notebook but is so much more interesting. The Rocketbook Everlast is actually endlessly reusable and is able to connect to all of your favorite cloud services! * Google Drive * EverNote * Slack * DropBox * box * email * onenote * OneDrive * iMessage * iCloud
When you write on the pages from any of the Pilot Frixion line, your writing stays on the page like a normal pen. But with a little water on the cloth that comes with the notebook it erases like magic! Comes in black, red, dark blue and aqua.
I personally liked having this notebook around for my blogging because I was able to write down my tasks I needed to accomplish, writing ideas, and even start writing my reviews or articles while I am out on the go and don’t have my computer with me. I can either choose to scan it on my phone (as you see I did a sample above), or just erase it after I rewrote it on my laptop. I can see that a larger size would be a huge staple in schools with homework, writing quick notes or even just about anything that you can think of. My son said that he would draw in it and save his drawings on his phone or computer. There is just endless ideas how to use your new Rocketbook!
When visiting our local Kalahari we always want to eat a nice sit down meal. Of course there are several walk up dining options inside the waterpark for a meal, snacks and drinks. But, nothing compares to grabbing a burger and fries from B-Lux Grill and Bar. Join them for National Cheeseburger Day and any time that you visit Sandusky Kalahari.
B-Lux is a family Grill and Bar inside your local Kalahari Resort that offers the latest crave in American-style, family friendly with locally sourced ingredients. Known for their deluxe burgers and thick milkshakes that are unique and out of this world! A few of our favorite burgers are the B-Lux Burger; American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion. A choice of potato (shoestring fries, tater tots, or waffle fries). And my husbands favorite the Mushroom & Swiss Burger; Topped with roasted portobello and swiss fondue. We both LOVE the oreo milkshakes and when the mood strikes to get a “Hard Milkshake” I get the Oreo-A-Go-Go which is oreo cookies, chocolate sauce, bailey’s and kahlua.
Since football season is in full swing, B-Lux has NFL Sunday Ticket so that you can go in and enjoy a burger and beer while watching your favorite team!
Newly added: Bugs Burrow
This new outdoor play area is designed just for kids! In a cute theme of loveable bugs your kids will sure to have fun splashing around.
** National Cheeseburger Day September 18th Only: Buy an Adult Entree Burger at B-Lux on September 18, Get a Free Waterpark Day Pass to use on a future visit. For the first 500 guests only. Valid at Sandusky, Ohio Kalahari Only.
My family and I love to take the time out a few nights a week to play board games. Even if its myself playing with one of the little kids, my oldest son and I, cards with my husband on his day off or even all of us as a big family. It’s a nice way to bring us together closer as a family and disconnect from our phones and video games. These games that Czech Games sent are for the grownups. Both games I have been wanting from BAM and decided to reach out to feature on the blog. They were kind enough to oblige.
Codenames Pictures: This is a game was pretty difficult to understand at first but once we got the hang of it, we had a bit of fun. It says that it can be played with 2 people, we found that to be a little more difficult and a little boring. So as my suggestion, play with at least 3. Take the 2 stacks of black and white picture cards and place 20 of them in a 4×5 grid. Each team will pick 1 player to be a spymaster. The other members are the field operatives.The grid is were the field operatives can meet the agents. The key will tell you what agent goes on what picture by giving them clues. The game is won by getting the assassin card laid down or guessing all your cards. Like I said at first its a little difficult to understand. I have included a video to help understand the gameplay a little more.
That’s a Question: This is a really neat game and fun to play with a small or large group of friends. It’s all about learning more about each other! My oldest son and I played together just to learn about it for this blog post, but I really suggest playing with more than 4 players. Set up the board according to the rules, and deal out each player 5 answer cards. Each turn the player asks another player with an acorn a question (off the basic question card) and he/she has to use the answer cards to answer. Everyone else has to guess using their A B cards. The winner is the first squirrel to climb the mountain. I have also included a video to help you understand the gameplay.
Galaxy Trucker: Cute and sill story of a woman trucker who trucks through the galaxy with an alien to deliver sewer pipes. She just keeps getting caught in mayhem.
This is a really neat game that plays on strategy alone. This game you can only play with 2 players, as one player is the codemaker and one the codebreaker. The codemaker uses the colored pegs at the end of the board (which is hidden by a flap) to make up a code. Then the codebreaker uses strategy and possibly a little bit of luck to break his code. I think it’s basically a process of elimination. After each turn, the codemaker will give the codebreaker clues with little key pegs. How to win is to break the code in the least amount of turns. All game pieces can be stored within the game board. For 2 players ages 8+. Game contents: * Decoding boards with built-in storage * 108 code pegs (6 different colors) * 30 key pegs * Complete instructions
Rummikub is a game of strategy and luck. It is quick moving and easy to learn. This game was easy for us to learn as I associated it with Rummy. Players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs (consecutive numbers of the same color, like 2, 3, 4 in red) and groups (three or more of the same number in different colors, like a red 9, a blue 9, and a black 9). This special version features tiles with large numbers and a wooden case. Be the first player to play every tile on your rack to win. Game Contents: * Special edition wood storage case * 106 high quality, durable rummikub tiles * 4 sturdy wooden racks * Complete instructions
This has became a family favorite as we sit and play almost every night for hours. Use the cards from your hand to place chips on the corresponding spaces on the board. When you get 5 in a row, its sequence! The more you play the more you will learn how to block, and use your chips as an advantage for yourself to win and keep your opponent from winning.The jacks are wild, to either place an extra chip or remove your opponents chip. You can play 2-12 players ages 7+. Game contents: * Folding game board * Sequence playing card * 135 sequence playing chips * Game instructions