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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Give the Gift of Fun & Exercise with Upper Bounce Trampolines!

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In Minnesota, winters can be REALLLLLLY LONGGGGGG! If you are looking for a great gift idea for your children this winter that will also give them the exercise they need, you might want to consider getting them a Upper Bounce trampoline and put it in your basement! Parents who have children with tons of energy and especially those with sensory processing disorders find that bouncing on a trampoline is something that helps "regulate" them.

I have some friends that do this and have the space in their open basement and I absolutely LOVE the idea!
As for us, we will be using our new Upper Bounce Rectangular Trampoline outside in our backyard in the spring and WE CAN'T WAIT!!! This trampoline has so much room for jumping so the kids can be safe while jumping and getting out ALL that energy they have!!

Rectangular trampolines are known for their massive bounce due to the independently working springs that work at different rates giving you the highest lift, as well as enables jumper to have better control over their height and landing.

The frame is constructed with heavy duty, rust-resistant Galvanized Steel. It is powder coated Black for extra durability. It also features ultra bounce heavy duty galvanized springs for bursting strength and maximum bouncing, with 4 sturdy W shaped legs using 8 curved poles.

The Top Flex Pole Enclosure System offering amazing stability and durability verses regular poles, in addition to 90 ultra-bounce heavy duty galvanized 7" springs for bursting strength and maximum bouncing! Pole foam sleeves are made of strong vinyl material for added comfort and protection.
The safety pad which protects the jumper from falling on the steel frame or getting hurt from the springs is constructed of strong and high quality material with 450g PVC on top, 310g PE on bottom and 1/2" foam thickness EPE. High quality safety enclosure net has the perfect height with dual closure entry with zipper and buckles which gives forth a 100% assurance that youre safe. Heavy duty premium polypropylene mesh material for the jumping mat has 8 row stitching which provides extra security that prevents the mat from tearing and guarantee to be enjoyed for many years!

All in all, this trampoline makes a great buy for competitive jumpers, aspiring gymnasts as well as family fun for everyone. Get this Upper Bounce rectangular trampoline and you're in for the "Greatest Christmas Gift of the Year" award!!

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You can purchase Upper Bounce trampolines from

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for Spirits Lovers

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Looking for some great Holiday drinks or a gift for a spirits lover? Then check out this great list of spirits below!


Nocino starts with the maceration of fresh green walnuts that are traditionally harvested on the feast of San Giovanni in June, producing a sweet cordial style liqueur with hints of cinnamon and clove.

Ballyhoo! Irish Whiskey

A 4-year old grain whiskey that is finished in port barrels is hand-bottled at Connacht’s distillery in the rugged west of Ireland, Ballyhoo Irish Whiskey (43% ABV) embodies the best of the word’s meaning: an exclamation of triumph over the rival team; a rallying cry between lifelong friends; a toast to a difficult journey or a hard-fought victory. Ballyhoo begins as a sourced Irish whiskey with a mash bill of 93% corn imported from France and 7% malted barley that we bring to our distillery to further age and finish in used port barrels from Portugal. This second step softens the grain whiskey and rounds out the flavour into an easy sipper. We do not add artificial color or caramel, so the product remains quite light in appearance, but with some reddish undertones from the port.

Brothership Irish-American Blended Whiskey

A unique blend of Irish and American whiskies created to highlight the best of both traditions as an homage to the roots of the company in Philadelphia, PA and County Mayo, Ireland. Acclaimed distiller Robert Cassell selects 10 year old Irish pot still and American whiskies and blends them to perfection. The resulting whiskey highlights the smooth warmth of the Irish whiskey tradition and the rich boldness of American whiskey.

Conncullin Gin

This gin highlights the unique terroir of Ireland’s rugged and windswept West Coast. It is named for Loch Conn and Loch Cullin, the two lakes that supply Connacht with pristine, pure water. Master distiller Robert Cassell has won numerous international gold medals for his gin, and developed this flagship gin with iconic Irish botanicals, such as elderberry flower and hawthorn berry.

Maggie’s Farm Rum Al Natural Pineapple Flavored Rum

A first for flavors, this rum is 100% all natural with no artificial colors or sweeteners. Using Maggie’s Farm “50/50″ dark rum method, blending an aged Trinidadian rum fermented and column-distilled from molasses, then blend it equally with their own pot-distilled raw cane-based rum and age for up to an additional 6-9 months. They take fresh, whole pineapples, macerate the meat in the dark rum portion for two weeks to infuse the juices and flavors then blend it with their white rum made from a distillation with pineapple meat and bark loading both a 1000 Liter Hoga copper pot still, as well as filling the still’s “gin” basket with pineapple barks for the vapors to capture additional natural fruit oils. Perfect for Tiki drinks or on its own.

This is by far my favorite spirit of the season!!!

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You can purchase all these liquors and spirits online or at your local spirits retailer. 

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Yale Launches Hands-Free Door Handle - the Navis Paddle

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Do you have that one door in your house that you always struggle with opening?? I know we do and we have doors our children struggle opening too!

We all know what it’s like to struggle with a door when we have a laundry basket or bags of groceries in our arms. The darn door handle won’t turn! Well, no longer!!!
One of my favorite lock and handle companies, Yale, has recently released the Navis Paddle, a quick, easy and comfortable way for anyone – young, old or in between – to open a door. It has a two-way push/pull operation so users can open doors with a hip or elbow when hands are full. Easily installable in DIY fashion, it’s perfect for high-traffic areas like laundry rooms and garages when a hands-free solution is needed. It’s also convenient for kids, the elderly and the disabled.

The Navis Paddle makes door opening versatile and convenient for any member of the household. A door can be easily pushed open with a hip or elbow when carrying an armful of groceries or a load of laundry — its two-way push/pull operation makes it ideal for laundry rooms, garage entries, basements, bedrooms and more. The ADA-compliant handle is also accessible for children, the elderly and the disabled.

Available in three finishes (polished brass, oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel) and functions (passage, privacy, dummy), the Navis Paddle replaces existing levers or knobs with just a few tools. The product comes with an installation manual, and there is also a 3D animated guide on the free BILT app.

I LOVE the Oil Rubbed Bronze color I received and I also really love how easy it really is to open and shut the doors now! My children no longer struggle getting in and the doors shut quieter too!

These are genius - why aren't ALL door handles easy to open like these??!!

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You can purchase Navis Paddle handles now on and Amazon.

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

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Do you have someone on your list this year that LOVES their Nintendo Switch? Then let me alert you to a more affordable wireless controller option for Nintendo Switch! 

PowerA just announced its new fall lineup, including Enhanced Wireless Controllers, the first officially-licensed wireless Switch controllers on the market!

These controllers come in lots of colors and styles, including red, black, white, and a silhouette series features iconic characters like Mario and Zelda.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controllers for Switch provide gamers:
  • Reliable wireless connectivity –enabled with efficient Bluetooth™ 4.1 technology, the controllers provide a virtually lag-free experience. No pesky adapters or dongles needed.
  • Integrated motion controls – PowerA Enhanced Wireless controllers are now motion-friendly, enabling a more authentic gaming experience.
  • Advanced gaming buttons – Does having to click on the analog stick while running slow you down? Now you can gain a competitive advantage and “play your way” by mapping additional actions to either button on the back of the controller.

Additional Features and Specifications
  • Bluetooth wireless
  • Integrated motion control
  • Advanced gaming buttons
  • Officially licensed
  • Battery warning indicator
  • 2-year warranty

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You can purchase the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for $49.99 from their website.

*Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Count Your Blessings this November with @turkeyontable!

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One of my very favorite holidays during the year is Thanksgiving because it is such a great reminder all month long to be grateful for what I have and what God has given me!

However, reality is always different. Remembering these blessings when my kids are sick, I haven't gotten any sleep and I am stressed beyond belief is always the hard part and takes a lot of effort!

So this November, amid the chaos of my life as a busy mom, teacher, blogger, wife and athletic trainer, I have a physical daily reminder of all my blessings with our new Turkey on the Table.

The minute I saw the idea, I LOVED IT and knew I needed that on my table EVERY November (and maybe all year long!). It is such a fun new family tradition in our house and I LOVE that it was created by two moms determined to instill gratitude in their young children.

Each day this month leading up to Thanksgiving, our family comes together at dinner time to write down what we are thankful for on the turkey's feathers and then we place the messages on the cute knit turkey until he is "fully dressed" with feathers and ready to be displayed for the big day. It has been the best part of my day lately to talk about all our blessings as a family and to see what my children love in life and count as blessings! It really has changed my daily outlook and reminded me of how blessed I am!

Plus, it comes complete with a book that helps explain the process to kids and teach them about being grateful. The kids really enjoyed the fun rhyming book and I know this is going to be a tradition we cherish and do for many, many year!

And, if fun and gratitude isn't enough, the Turkey on the Table is also generous!!! With each turkey purchased they donate 10 meals to families in need through their partnership with Feeding America. This year their goal is to reach 1 million meals donated!

SO help Turkey on the Table be generous this year to others while YOU and your family count your blessings together! This is such a great idea and I recommend it to ALL families this November!!

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You can purchase Turkey on the Table at select Bed Bath & Beyond and Michaels locations.

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