Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bear on the Chair - The perfect gift for anyone



I have seen the Bear on the Chair around and I thought I would check it out for review. This stuffed bear is adorable. I don't have young kids but that would certainly be the target for this product. We have a bear with interchangeable happy and sad face patches that go on his shirt. This will let anyone know if someone is happy or sad with something they don't want to directly convey. I think this would be perfect for parents to use. I made a whole video explaining my thoughts on it which you can view down below from my YouTube channel


Right now Bear on the Chair is available to purchase for only $20 directly on their site.

https://www.bearonthechair.com

Snippet from their site:

Created by child inventor, Symonne, Bear On The Chair® is quickly becoming a must have for positive parenting. Whether you are trying to motivate your child to brush their teeth, go to bed on time, clean up their toys, or eat their veggies--Bear On The Chair® is the solution!


Here's a few more photos of this bear. I think its fantastic and I recommend it as a Christmas gift this year for everyone. Positive reinforcement is always the way to go.  #bearonthechair


Friday, December 8, 2017

Our experience with a Fiber Gummy - BeLive Prebiotic Fiber Gummies for Digestive Health




What an easy way to take fiber. Who wants to take metamucil for extra fiber? Not I! Gummies are the way to go for vitamins nowadays so I'm happy to see Prebiotic fiber available in gummy form as well. They're pretty tasty especially for being sugar-free. Only $11.99 for a bottle of 40 gummies and you only have to take 1 a day. Not bad for a little more than a months worth of supplements. We love it and can see a difference in our daily digestive health with only a few days use.

You can find the link to buy this tasty fiber gummy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075STV918

Benefits of a high-fiber diet

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:

Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.

Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.

Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that high-fiber foods may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.

Helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Aids in achieving healthy weight. High-fiber foods tend to be more filling than low-fiber foods, so you're likely to eat less and stay satisfied longer. And high-fiber foods tend to take longer to eat and to be less "energy dense," which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.
Another benefit attributed to dietary fiber is prevention of colorectal cancer. However, the evidence that fiber reduces colorectal cancer is mixed.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Kitten Food served from a Golden Spoon



Hey Guys! Foster mom, Nesca here. I got to try out some Blue Buffalo kitten food this week along with some super cute vintage looking golden spoons. I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to integrate both of them together for use.



The Blue Buffalo food came in as a donation. It's the only chance for me to try specialty stuff like this or getting a free sample. At $7 a box it's a bit pricey for 6 tiny cans of kitten food. I have opened up many different types of cat food and this one has no fishy/tuna smell to it. It's grain-free which is nice. I can tell you that as soon as this can of food goes down on a plate it disappears very quickly.

Here's some important info for you on what's inside the cans

Nutritional Info
Ingredients
Chicken: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Salmon Oil (Source Of Dha-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potatoes, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (Source Of Omega 3 And 6 Fatty Acids), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Mixed Tocopherols, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).

Salmon: Salmon, Chicken, Fish Broth, Chicken Liver, Peas, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Flaxseed (Source Of Omega 3 And 6 Fatty Acids), Fish Oil (Source Of Dha- Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Dried Potato, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).

Caloric Content
Chicken: 1,483 kcal/kg, 126 kcal/can; Salmon: 1,340 kcal/kg, 113 kcal/can


You can find the Blue Buffalo here on Chewy: https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-wilderness-pate-kitten/dp/141469




These mini spoons were the perfect partner to this sampling. They are meant for drinks or dessert but why deny the special treatment for my furbabies? The spoons are scalloped at the end which give it great detailing. You can use them as decor but I think they're pretty handy for feeding purposes. They are sturdy and adorable!

You can buy your own set of 8 mini golden spoons here on Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076VZL788

World's Best Litter is the World's Worst Litter



Hey guys! I'm Vanessa and I have been fostering kitties for a year now. I'm here to tell you that World's Best Cat Litter really is the most terrible litter I have ever tried in my life. Some people love it but I have noticed that the majority of people hate it. I'm not going to take long so let me tell you why I don't like it.



I want to tell you that I have tried the regular stuff and the lavender scented one. The lavender one is the worst offender. It doesn't even really smell like lavender. I don't even mind that part. I actually really do like when you first pour it in your litter box. The first day is beautiful. The second day and on is where it starts to get bad. The third day the litter turns into literal poop/pee dust. This stuff will stain your cats paws even if they are black cats. It will stain the carpet. It will dust off on your clothing when you pick up your cats. It will stain your couch , bed or where ever your cat decides to walk.



The foster kitties didn't mind this litter at all. I did not dare try it with my already finicky house cat. He probably would have turned his nose up at the scent and/or texture on his paws. Now they claim it's easy to scoop but I have to disagree. The waste disintegrates into crumbles so unless you have a really fine metal scooper its not going to work very well.

I scoop my boxes countless times every single day. It didn't even matter. Outstanding odor control? Yeah right! My room smelled like a barn. I foster from my computer room and I have two litter boxes in here next to me. Not even scented candles could mask the odor emanating throughout the whole room.

The litter is dust free when you pour it in for sure. But I could see the dust when scooping it up and the dust it turns into after a couple of days. Okay, so it's planet friendly. That's good but let me tell you I dumped it in my yard and the rain did not wash it away. I had to mix it with the dirt in the yard to hide it until it blends through eventually and hopefully.


Enough was enough. I emptied both my litter boxes and went back to my cheap bottles of Petsmart branded clay litter. When I walked back up to the foster room after emptying the second box I swear the barn smell that was flowing through my room had diminished completely. It was the breath of fresh air I was longing for before trying this horrendous litter. I cleansed my room of the evil litter and I'm so much happier now.

Don't waste your money because World's Best Litter is expensive for no reason. I switch between the cheap stuff and Arm & Hammer Slide. Arm & Hammer has consistently been affordable and high quality. I feel sorry for the sucker who thinks they want to try this stuff out because its new/interesting. I regret ever thinking to do so. Good Luck and hope my opinion has helped out.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Giveaway 


October is not only Halloween month, but it's also Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin teaches children that it's okay to be different. Frequently aired on Disney Junior, Spookley the Square Pumpkin has finally been released on Blu-ray + Dvd combo, and to celebrate the release of the movie, as well as show awareness for Bullying Prevention Month, Simply Nerdy Mom is hosting a Spookley giveaway!

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Spookley is the national spokesperson for National Bully Prevention Month. Spookley presents an easily understood format that delivers a message to young children on tolerance and the importance of being kind. The movie has been one of our favorite October movies. Not only are the characters adorable, and the story is not only fun, but has an important message attached. 



Everybody’s favorite square pumpkin is now the “Pick of the Patch” this Halloween season. For the first time ever, SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN can be yours to own in High Definition – available in a new Blu-ray Combo pack and on Digital HD from Cinedigm. 

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN, written and created by Joe Troiano, tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Although Spookley initially faces ridicule from his fellow patch-mates, he goes on to save the day during a terrible storm. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

The animated television special, based on the bestselling Spookley book series, has been a long time Halloween tradition for families, and will once again be broadcast this October on Disney Junior.



This year, Spookley the Square Pumpkin also returns as the "Official Spokes-Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.  For more information on Spookley’s activities with PACER, visit: www.PACER.org/Bullying/

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley is teased because of his square shape. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. But Big Tom and Little Tom, the pumpkin bullies in the patch, continue to tease and taunt Spookley. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. When the storm blows the round pumpkins across the patch towards the raging river, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day.
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE 5 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PICTURE BOOKS*:
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly
The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg
The Legend of Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug
The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens
*not available in HD



SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

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*Disclosure: This product was received as a sample in exchange for an honest, unbiased, review. The reviews and or opinions on this blog are 100% my own. No monitory compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising.