Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale

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If you are like me, you are on a constant battle to lose or maintain your weight.  Have you seen this new scale?  The Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale is not just a really easy to use scale, but a piece of fitness technology as well.

internet enabled scaleThis was a cool scale to check out- a smart scale (that is also internet enabled!) that can be synced with fitness apps via Bluetooth is really interesting and adds a whole new level. If you are trying to lose weight or just maintain, it makes it easy to keep track. The new technology helps me stay focused and easily hold myself accountable. This is a good one to have, especially with New Years resolutions right around the corner.  It runs on 3 AAA batteries, and they last awhile.  The scale can weigh up to 400 lbs, so even those with the most to lose can use this scale with no worries. It’s easy to use- just step on the scale, wait a few seconds (stay still) and bam- there you have it.  That’s you!  You can grab yours on Amazon. It’s a great gift if you know someone on a diet or fitness program, but it’s a good thing for you to have in your own home as well.

Win a GOLiFE Care Activity Tracker

Disclosure: The GOLiFE Care Activity Tracker fromPAPAGO! mentioned below was provided for me in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.


I have been really big into working out lately and I have really enjoyed ‘getting back into shape’. I had been looking at all the different activity trackers that are available for awhile. There are a wide variety of them out there and it’s hard to know how you can get the best bang for your buck :). I must admit that I have been completely impressed with my GOLiFE Care.

About Papago:

Vision: PAPAGO! Inc. has devoted itself to offering better services and driving technology for every consumer. Our goal of constantly innovating and communicating new ideas to the public are paying off.PAPAGO!Inc. keeps researching the latest driving technology, seeking breakthroughs and creating a different future. 

They believe that working out is one of the best ways to express pressure and maintain a healthy body, and it is better to have friends who can share this interest with you.


About GOLiFE Care:

This wonderful activity tracker is a very helpful tool for those that are active. You will see that it has a wide variety of activities.

  • Record Fitness Data and Sleep Patterns– The GOLiFE Care can help you record the number of steps that you walk, the distance you walk, and how many calories you burn daily. It will also even tell you if you are getting enough sleep at night.
  • Never Miss a Call Again – It will send a vibrating alert when you receive an incoming call from your smart phone. This is very helpful when your phone is on silent mode or not right with you.
  • Stylish Design with a High-Resolution Screen – It is designed with a stylish brushed metal face and silicone band making it comfortable and versatile for everyday wear.
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Win a Beautiful Wood Wall Art Sign

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I always seem to be on the lookout for new great items for my house. I haven’t really ever seemed to have the house completely decorated, so I always think I need that one more item. I must tell you that my new Repurposed Wood Wall Art that I received from Beach Frames might have been just the touch that my living room was waiting for.

About Beach Frames:

At Beach Frames, they are about simply living their passion. Their passion has been inspired by beach life, creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and ultimately a desire to depart from the “rat race”.

“We wanted to do something that fed our creative souls and that would give back to the earth in the form of incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials in most of our products. We capitalized on our talents both artistically and from what we have learned in the business world…and that’s when we launched the Beach Frames company after many years of product design and collaboration.”

Beach Frames has continued to grow rapidly throughout the United States, South America, Japan, and the Caribbean. Their products have been sold by some large retail chains and over 500 retail furniture and home decor shops, gift shops, galleries, resort shops and 1000’s of retail customers. Due to the uniqueness and consistent high quality of their frames, consumers have responded wonderfully and continue to come back for more! All of their products are handcrafted in the USA.


Chomp and Stomp Grimlock

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Transformers have been around for a while, actually they celebrated their 30th birthday in 2014. Originally, they were  released in 1984 as a toy line. In this time period, the “robots in disguise” have changed quite a bit.   Starting out as vehicles, mostly cars, then expanding into dinosaurs and animals that transform. The newest generation includes a simple transforming set of figures which go from robot to dinosaur/vehicle in one step. The biggest, literately, of these is Transformers: Age of Extinction Chomp and Stomp Grimlock who with a simple push or pull is able to swap forms. Grimlock also sports lights, sounds, and weapons that pop out. Grimlock is actually big enough where a Power Battler figure can ride on Grimlock and unlock a different set of lights and sounds, depending on weather the figure is one of the evil Decepticons or an Autobot. Included with Grimlock is an Optimus Prime figure- although he doesn’t transform, he is still fun to ride around on Grimlock with.

Cricket Magazine – Ask (Just for Kids!)

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My son with this month’s magazine

Over the next few months, we will be featuring a line of Cricket Media magazines. For our second feature we will be featuring Cricket’s science and arts magazine Ask. This month’s feature is Ask, geared toward 7-10 year olds.

The key feature of Ask revolves around arts and science to keep curious minds interested. With either answering good questions about the environment and creatures around them of explaining some difficult concepts in terms kids can understand Ask tackles some fun topics like what do to if you see a bear and even has some experiments such as making a field journal and comic strips too.

easy reader magazineSome of Ask’s recurring sections include Marvin and Friends, which follow a case of characters who comment on the articles in the margins, Contests and Letters which is a section with contributions by readers, Scoops, Ask Jimmy and the Bug and many more.

VTech Innotab Pixar Play and I-Spy

gift guideWe’ve talked quite a bit about big-kid gaming recently- what about the little ones?  With the holidays coming up, we can’t leave anyone out.  Check out these new titles fro VTech, makers of innovative, fun, and educational games for children.

pixar playPixar Play

Pixar Play is one of the newest games for Vtech Innotab tablets for kids. The game has activites and game for kids aged 4 to 7 years old. The game features some of your favorite characters from Toy Story, to Finding Nemo, the Monsters of Monsters University and The Incredibles. All these and more in one game. Not only is this game of fun but also of learning. Kids will learn spelling while fighting Zurg, Learn new words with Nemo and read an e-book of The Incredibles. These are just a few of the many games and activities included in Pixar Play. The best part is with each game you collect coins and with each coin you can play the Spaceship Crane Game with which you collect toys to fill a shelf. If you collect all the toys a special mini game is unlocked.

Toys From Burlington and a Giveaway

gift guideIt’s about that time of year- you know.  Shopping time. “The Holiday Season”.  Time to make the lists, check it twice, and make sure you deliver your child’s wish list in time for the big day.  One good place to check out is Burlington.  While you might think it’s just the best place to go to for coats and jackets for the whole family, they actually offer a lot more.

pic1Burlington offers style for everyone at up to 65% off department store prices every day. With three times as many gifts in store than in years past, there are plenty of great toys at the right price this holiday season for the children in your life, ranging from Frozen-themed toys to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures and more.

Pokemon Art Academy

Pokemon is an ever evolving universe of characters. The most recent addition has the player take on the role of an artist going to the Pokemon Art Academy. As such the player learns how to use various methods and tools to make beautiful poke-art.


As a young artist enrolled in Pokemon Art Academy, players learn from Professor Andy to draw some of their favorite Pokemon. In lessons which get harder and harder progressing from simple shape design and coloring to shading and blending users go from basic drawing to full color shaded Pokemon in all their glory. The Pokemon come from all the known regions so your favorite is probably involved, Little Man loves drawing Pikachu and the little critter is there. There are also various tolls at your disposal as an artist from pencils to paint brushes the possibilities for the artwork is only held back by your child’s imagination. The lessons involved show step by step how to create wonderful works of art which can then be practiced in free mode which lets players draw anything they wish. The drawings themselves can be posted to the Miiverse.