Better Health with HempFusion

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Thank you to HempFusion for sending a basket of products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

How amazing, timing wise, to receive a basket of products from HempFusion just after my return from Scotland. Feeling a bit weary from a long day of travels and a bit stiff around the knees from sitting in airports and onboard planes, these hemp infused products looked promising.

I like to try out supplements for a period of time, before writing a review post. Therefore, I’ve used the products for the past month. That’s enough time to note changes or improvements. I’m ready to give my honest opinion.

The short truth is, it’s possible to enjoy better health with HempFusion.

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HempFusion the Company

The company’s founders, Ian Dequeiroz, Dr. Jason Mitchell and Andrew Oliver, are energetic, highly motivated entrepreneurs with the desire to bring quality hemp products to the market.

The result? HempFusion is a leading US hemp-based CBD company that manufactures, markets and sells whole food hemp extract products in more than 3,400 retail locations across 47 states. Their product line is all natural, plant-based and built upon the extraordinary health benefits of proprietary Whole Food Hemp Complex™ derived from full-spectrum nutritional hemp. The company is dedicated to creating a global brand.

HempFusion uses eco-certified, premium organic hemp in their line, which currently includes 31 products.

HempFusion Logo
Company Logo

Why Use Hemp Based CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, one of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The compound is not psychoactive in nature, meaning you won’t get “high” from using it. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and it is considered antioxidant and neuroprotectant, with many promising health benefits.

HempFusion offers “full spectrum” hemp extract products. This means they extract all nutrients from the hemp plant, not just the CBD. Full-spectrum extract contains vital terpenes and other phytocannabinoids along with vitamins and minerals. The result is a better supplement that supports the Endocannabinoid System in the body.

Better Health with HempFusion
Assortment of products from the company.

HempFusion Products

To experience better health with HempFusion, I needed to try the products. The company sent an assortment in a 100% hemp and cotton woven basket, made without chemicals. And the letter accompanying my care package is printed on recycled paper that is embedded with flower seeds. I can plant that sheet of paper and flowers will grow. How impressive. HempFusion had my respect and appreciation already!

I didn’t use two of the products. The Twist Liquid Dietary Supplement, in key lime flavor, contains fish oil. Due to my plant based lifestyle, I passed on it. And the My Little Bugs Probiotic for kids, in watermelon flavor, will go to children in my extended family to try out.

HempFusion Liquid with Black Seed Oil
Better Health with HempFusion Liquid with black seed oil.

Better Health with HempFusion

Here are the products I did enjoy:

HempFusioin 5 mg CBD Hemp Extract Liquid

This tincture contains hemp extract, cloves and black pepper fruit in a base of virgin black cumin seed oil. It is rich in terpenes and omegas, to support the Endocannabinoid System. Plus it provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

The product is non GMO and soy, gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs and shellfish free. It does not contain artificial colors, flavors or chemical processing aids.

Take one milliliter daily, using the convenient dropper included with the bottle.

HempFusion Stress

This non GMO formula contains hemp, black pepper and clove oils plus CBD. Also included is a patented form of Ashwagandha for maximum stress relief and mood boosting properties.

Each capsule is soy, gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs and shellfish free. It does not contain artificial colors, flavors or chemical processing aids.

Take one capsule daily, with food.

HempFusion Sleep

I quit using over the counter or prescription sleep aids years ago. Occasionally, however, we all need help falling asleep. This product features PharmaGABA, a more natural form of the amino acid GABA. Clinical studies have demonstrated that it can play an important role in reducing occasional stress and promoting relaxation, which may facilitate restful sleep.

Each capsule contains CBD and hemp, black pepper and clove oils. The product is also non GMO and does not contain soy, gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs and shellfish free or artificial colors, flavors or chemical processing aids.

Take one capsule an hour, or less, before bedtime.

HempFusion Lotion and Balm
Better Health with HempFusion Cream and Balm.

CBD Hemp Extract Cream and Balm

This soothing cream contains hemp extract CBD, terpenes, peppermint oil, MSM and magnesium oil in a rich aloe vera base. It is perfect for aching joints or muscles.

Apply the creamy lotion to clean, dry skin.

The balm contains hemp extract CBD, terpenes, peppermint oil, rosemary, carnauba wax and organic coconut oil in a jojoba and sunflower oil base. It too relieves pain and soothes joints and muscles.

Apply the balm to clean, dry skin.

Probulin Women’s Health Probiotic

I was not currently using a probiotic in my daily health routine, so I was excited to try this product. Created by Dr. Jason Mitchell, in collaboration with Dr. Shekhar Challa, author of Probiotics for Dummies, Probulin is touted as the “next generation of probiotics.”

Stress and lifestyle challenges such as diet, aging, medications, environment and alcohol consumption can all contribute to digestive imbalance of essential beneficial bacteria. Probulin Probiotic includes a patent pending delivery system called MAKTrek 3-D that ensures that the beneficial probiotic bacteria survive better in the body.

Each non GMO capsule contains 20 billion cfu (a unit of measurement for good bacteria and yeasts) that support digestive balance and health. The product does not contain soy, gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs and shellfish free or artificial colors, flavors or chemical processing aids.

Take one capsule daily, with or without food. For best results, take at bedtime.

Better Health with HempFusion Probiotic
Better Health with HempFusion Probiotic for Women

My Results Using HempFusion Products

I’m experiencing great health and wellness, overall. However, I am always open to improving wellbeing and trying new products.

Cream and Balm

Arriving home after a long international flight, I first tried the hemp extract cream  on stiff muscles in both legs. Because of years of inflammation, the muscles around my knees can tighten up easily, if I sit for long periods of time. I massaged the creamy lotion into muscles around both knees before bedtime, and noticed immediate improvement. I have gardening work coming up, as the season shifts to fall. I’ll definitely be using this cream again!

And, coincidently, a few days after I returned home, I “popped” my right thumb out of place. I got it back into place, however, the whole lower portion of my hand throbbed with pain and the joint felt weak. I used the balm, which is drier than the cream lotion. At night before bed and the next morning after a shower, I massaged the balm into the joint area of my right thumb.  The pain lessened right away and within a few days the weakness in the joint healed as well. I love this product!

Liquid, Stress and Sleep

I’ve been taking the hemp extract liquid daily, and I feel calm yet energized throughout the day. Additionally, I’ve noticed a decrease in inflammation around that tricky left knee. In fact, my legs feel the best they have felt since January, when I injured the left knee in a fall. I use a dropperful of the oil under my tongue. The flavor is mild. I like it.

I rarely have what I consider a “stress filled” day any more. However, I’ve taken the Stress capsules several times. Again, I’ve noticed a calming effect that is greater, perhaps, than when I’m using the liquid alone.

And as for the Sleep capsules, they put me right out! I’ve only used them a few times, to see how effective they are. And believe me, they are effective. I take one as I am getting ready for bed…which takes about 15 minutes. And I’m asleep as soon as I lie down. The capsules don’t dry out my mouth, like other sleep aids I’ve taken, and the drowsiness doesn’t linger into the next day. I appreciate that very much!

Probulin Probiotic

I’ve especially appreciated this product. I have had digestive issues all my life and have an especially sensitive gut. Switching to a plant based diet has helped me so much. These probiotics seem to take my digestive health up a notch, and I didn’t even know that was possible. This product is not on the company website, however it’s available on Amazon. Click link at the end of the post.

I am very pleased with all of the products that HempFusion sent me. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to try them and experience better health with HempFusion. My intention is to continue using the products. Try them too, and experience greater health yourself!

Better Health with HempFusion Care Basket
Better Health with HempFusion Care Basket. I’m enjoying the hemp and cotton basket as well! It’s currently found a home in my creative studio.

Check out HempFusion website HERE.

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Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage

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We’ve all experienced those blood sugar spikes, after a carb rich meal. Big holiday feasts come to mind. However,  those slices of pizza or that burger and fries for dinner do the same thing. Eating any food raises glucose levels, temporarily, as it should. Our bodies need that fuel. Meals high in sugar and/or fat can cause a build up of glucose in the bloodstream that the body can’t process quickly enough.

Then, after the spike comes the crash as blood sugar levels drop. We feel tired or amazingly, hungry again, even though we just ate recently. We crave more sugar.

Those repeated blood sugar spikes, over time, can put stress on the body and lead to inflammation and diseases such as diabetes.

Drinking a Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage with a meal helps to balance out those spikes and crashes, in a healthy and all natural way.

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A Good Idea from Sweden

The Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage is the creation of Dr. Rickard Öste and Dr. Elin Östman, the scientific team behind the company. Dr. Öste is a leading European scientist in nutrition and food chemistry. And Dr. Östman is a food scientist focusing on the preventative properties in food, in relationship to lifestyle related diseases.

They found that a proprietary blend of five amino acids and the mineral chromium can provide a 25% – 30% reduction in blood sugar rise, following high carb meals. Clinical studies show that the amino acids help the body process carbohydrates from food in a more productive way. The chromium enables insulin to push the energy from the carbs…glucose…into the cells more efficiently. According to the scientific team, the result is a metabolism that performs better at mealtime, leading to a more controlled blood sugar curve and a body and brain that stay sharp and energized. In other words, no wild spike, no after meal slump and no cravings for sweets after the meal.

The Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage is simply sparkling water with amino acids and chromium. It comes in three natural flavors…orange-mango, lemon-lime and dragon fruit. The drink is unsweetened, vegan and non GMO with zero calories.

Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage Flavors
Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage comes in these three flavors.

Trying the Product

The company suggests drinking a Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage before and during a meal, for the best results. The 12 ounce can is perfect for sipping on while prepping a meal and dishing it up, and then finishing while eating.

I appreciated the opportunity to try these drinks from Good Idea. Sugar consumption is exremely low for me now. However, it is a real problem for most people on a typical American diet, as it was for me before embracing a plant based lifestyle. And that high sugar, high fat diet is making us sick.

Vasanti Malik is a research scientist involved with the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Study. He headed a study on the connection between drinking sugar sweetened beverages and premature death. Malik and his colleagues analyzed the results of studies on 80,000 women between 1980 and 2014 and 38,000 men between 1986 and 2014. His conclusion? The more sugar sweetened drinks people consume, the higher the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and secondarily, from cancer.

He shares:

“Compared with infrequent sugar sweetened beverage drinkers, those who drank two or more servings per day of sugar sweetened beverages had a 31% higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Each additional serving per day was linked with a 10% higher risk of a cardiovascular related death.”

That’s a very sobering statistic.

Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage Orange Mango
Drinks come in convenient 12 ounce cans.

My Experience with the Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage

The company sent me an assortment box of 12 cans, containing all three flavors. I tried them all.

My favorite is the orange mango, although the lemon lime and dragon fruit are excellent as well. Because of the sparkling water, these drinks are a superb and healthy replacement for soda. Don’t expect a syrupy sweetness however. The beverages are mildly flavored and sugar and artificial sweetener free.

I appreciate that. I gave up drinking soda years ago. And I drink my herbal teas plain, without sugar or honey added. I like unsweetened. Switching to unsweetened beverages might require a slight adjustment time for those used to sugary drinks.

Print out Malik’s statement above and post it on the refrigerator! Eliminating sugar is so worth the effort, even if it feels like a sacrifice at first. It’s life changing…and life extending.

I’m drinking my Good Idea beverages when I eat a higher carb meal, like gluten free pasta. As I plate my food I begin sipping on the drink and continue drinking through meal time. I’ve noticed that my energy stays steady after my meal, without a spike or a slump, and that I don’t crave anything else to “finish off the meal”. I don’t get the yawns or feel like a nap. All I experience is energy, which is what the body is supposed to do with food…convert it into life sustaining, health boosting energy.

Thank You Good Idea

I’m grateful for the experience of trying the Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage. I especially appreciate the science behind their product and the company’s desire to increase and support health and wellbeing.

I heartily recommend the beverages, which can be purchased HERE through the company’s website. When you checkout, use this discount code on your purchase and save 30%: cindygo30

Or you can find Good Idea on Amazon. Click the link below. The discount code does not work with Amazon however.

The drinks are a wonderful way to lower blood sugar spikes and create greater health by weaning off of sugary drinks.

Do yourself, and your health, a tremendous favor. Ditch the sugar.

Good Idea Sparkling Mealtime Beverage
Sitting outside on a breezy day, drinking an orange mango sparkling beverage from Good Idea.

Link for Good Idea Through Amazon

Order through Amazon by clicking photo below. Remember though, you receive a 30% discount with the code above, when you order through the company website.

 

 

 

 

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The Town Shoe by Arcopedico

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Traveling internationally with a carry on, space for clothing, shoes and toiletries is at a premium. Just before departing on my recent trip to Scotland, imagine my delight when I received the perfect pair of travel shoes. The Town Shoe by Arcopedico is lightweight, comfortable and oh so easy to tuck into a suitcase. My pair of Town Shoes took up less than half the space of a regular pair of walking shoes and added very little weight to my carry on.

I was excited to try out The Town Shoe by Arcopedico while in Edinburgh.

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The Arcopedico Company

In 1966 Arcopedico’s founder, Italian scientist Elio Parodi, invented the company’s first product, a knit walking shoe. The unique shoe features techno elastic uppers, blended with special knitted nylon fibers, creating a custom fit for each wearer.

Parodi understands that the arch of the foot is the central pillar of the spine, and must be properly supported. His shoes have a patented orthopedic sole with two lengthwise support structures.

For many years, the knit shoe was Arcopedico’s only design, and it remains their top selling shoe. However, in recent years the Portugal based company has released several other designs, including the Lytech Line.

The Town Shoe by Arcopedico

The Lytech Line

Arocpedico’s Lytech Line, which includes the Town Shoe, was introduced in 2011. This design features an upper made from patented Lytech material, an ultra-light blend of polyurethane and Lycra. The shoes are flexible, breathable, machine washable and water resistant. The uppers are non-binding, conforming to the wearer’s foot for all day comfort.

The soles are durable and lightweight, with the twin arch support system characteristic of Arcopedico shoes. Because of the sole’s construction, body weight is evenly distributed through the entire plantar surface.

The Town Shoe is available in four colors: black, grey, khaki and Bordeaux, which is a burgundy color. I received grey shoes. They pair well with jeans, capris, shorts and dresses.

The Town Travel Shoe

Wearing the Town Shoe

Traveling with The Town Shoe by Arcopedico

These shoes are so easy to travel with. Pressed together, upper to upper, they take up very little space in my carry on.

In Edinburgh, I enjoyed wearing the Town Shoe as my sister Debbie and I wandered about the city. The shoes are incredibly soft and the stretchy uppers guarantee a perfect fit, as they gently mold to my feet. And, as promised, the support is amazing. Lightweight and comfortable, the Town Shoe by Arcopedico is an excellent walking shoe, ideal for wearing while exploring a neighborhood or a city.

I gave the shoes a proper trial by walking all over Edinburgh in them. Debbie and I spent a lovely Sunday wandering through the Old City, from Princes Street to Victoria Street and the length of the Royal Mile. We also climbed Calton Hill, which offers splendid views of the city from its peak.

And in the New City near our apartment we strolled down Thistle Street with its charming cobblestone surface. All together I walked, climbed and strolled five miles that day, in blissful comfort. The occasionally rain shower didn’t hamper these shoes. The Lytech material protected my feet while allowing the uppers to dry quickly.

Town Shoe by Acropedico

I Love My Town Shoes

These comfy shoes have become a favorite already. I love them. Not only do they travel well and serve as excellent walking shoes, they are that unique blend of pretty and practical. I can pull them on quickly and head out the door.

I appreciate the opportunity to try these shoes out. And I wholeheartedly recommend them to the traveler or to anyone who enjoys a comfortable and gorgeous pair of shoes.

My Town Shoe by Arcopedico will accompany me on all my adventures!

Wearing My Town Shoes

 

Order the Town Shoe HERE. There is a handy size chart on the page, to convert European sizes to US sizes.

You can also order the Town Shoe by Arcopedico HERE from Amazon.

 

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Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

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Thank you to Mer-Sea & Co for sending the Cotton Tassel Wrap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

As spring warms up and teases with hints of summer, I’m trading long sleeves and jackets for short sleeves, sandals and lightweight layers. I love to throw a wrap on as I head out the door. It provides a bit of that fun boho style that I so adore.

So when Mer-Sea & Co offered to send me one of their amazing cotton wraps to try, I immediately answered yes! I didn’t even care which color wrap they sent. I browsed their website and loved all of them.

Mer-Sea & CO Cotton Tassel Wrap

The Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap Arrives

When my box from Mer-Sea arrived, I felt a thrill of anticipation. Which wrap did they send? What color?

Opening the box, I fell in love with this company. The wrap arrived in a cotton bag…with tassels! I am in the process of limiting one use plastics, which includes straws, shopping bags and plastic packaging that’s torn open and tossed.

Not only is the cotton bag cute, it’s reusable! This company captured my interest and my appreciation before I even saw the wrap.

The bag hinted at which wrap waited for me inside…the blue and white striped one edged with tassels. I was delighted.

Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

The Mer-Sea Company

While I watched for a sunny day, to do an outdoor photo shoot, I researched Mer-Sea.

The company was founded by friends Melanie and Lina who share the belief that life should be simple, like life at the beach. This attitude is reflected in all of their products, where utility, tranquility and simplicity reign.

From Melanie and Lina,

“…the sea represents a place to play, unwind, recharge, and chase adventure. We are dedicated to the travelers, the dreamers and the doers – because we really do believe ‘the world is your oyster.’”

I love that philosophy. It resonates deeply with me.

Mer-Sea & Co offers mindful products such as artisan soy wax blend candles, travel accessories, bath and body necessities and beautiful sweaters and wraps, crafted in the colors of the sea. All of the product bags are hand sewn, locally.

And Mer-Sea gives back. All profits from the sale of the Sea Change candle goes to water.org. This organization provides access to safe water and sanitation for millions of people in need.

Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

Wearing the Cotton Tassel Wrap

Mild temps and ample sunshine today presented the opportunity to try out the wrap. The Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap is versatile, with multiple ways to style it.

Fresh from a shower, my wrap first functioned as a sarong. The wrap is a generous 77″ x 43″, making it perfect for wrapping around the body or snugging around the waist over a swimsuit. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing the cotton sarong while drying my hair and applying makeup.

To show off the wrap as part of my outfit today, I wanted to honor the foundational beliefs of the company. I needed a body of water as a backdrop for my photo shoot.

Being landlocked in Missouri, and a city dweller too, my water options are limited. However, a nearby park features a small but pretty lake with twin fountains. With Greg serving as my photographer, off we went to take photos.

Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

Photo Shoot Featuring the Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

Late afternoon was perfect for taking outdoor photos. I could have waited another half hour, for the sun to sink lower in the sky. However, we tried out different locations around the little lake. We strove for just the right spot, to avoid bright sunlight on my face….which makes me squint…and shadows.

I recently experienced a professional photo shoot, so I picked up tips from that wonderful photographer! Avoid bright light. And watch out for telephone poles, buildings and people in the background.

Persistence paid off. Locations on the south and north side of the lake offered just the right amount of light. The wrap was fun to wear, as we circled the lake. I loved the way the breeze fluttered it. I could gather the lightweight material around me…or allow the wrap to slip off my shoulders as it played with the wind.

For the photos I modeled the garment as a wrap, and as a scarf. On cool days the scarf could circle the neck and shoulders, providing light warmth and protection.

Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

Mer-Sea, Mercy and Merci

After a fun photo shoot, I enjoyed wearing the cotton tassel wrap to the grocery store. Truthfully, I am often chilled while shopping, due to the air conditioning. And that’s not the only place that makes me wish for a jacket, even on warm days.

The movie theater, airplanes, and many other retail stores are so cold. I loved wearing my wrap as I shopped. It made me feel comfortable. I’ll be toting this cotton garment with me to the theater and it will accompany me on my upcoming trip to Scotland. Even in July that gorgeous country is cool and rainy. How perfect to slip on a wrap against the chill. And I have the cute little cotton bag to pack the wrap in.

As I began tonight’s blog post, I had a sudden realization that made me laugh.

Melanie and Lina named their company intentionally. Mer is the French word for “sea”. And Mer-Sea, spoken aloud, sounds like merci, which means “thank you”. The park with the water feature is Mercy Park. Mercy is the act of showing kindness, grace and compassion.

Doesn’t it all come together beautifully?

Mer-Sea, merci, mercy. That’s a lot of thankfulness and grace associated with a wonderful company that focuses on travel, simplicity, beauty and helping others. I’m grateful for the cotton tassel wrap, and for the company.

Mer-Sea & Co Cotton Tassel Wrap

Please check out the Mer-Sea & Co website! They offer amazing products, an awesome blog and a MerSea Rewards Program.

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Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

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Thank you to KeySmart for sending products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

How often have you misplaced your keys? It’s something I do occasionally, especially if I’m distracted or on the phone coming into the house. Rather than dropping them into their allocated place…in a pocket in my purse…I lay them aside. Later when I’m headed out the door I realize I don’t have my keys and the search begins. If I’m already short on time, finding keys becomes a major annoyance.

KeySmart sent me a very cool device that makes finding missing keys a snap. The company also included two handy multi-tools to try out as well.

Findy Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

The KeySmart Pro with Tile Smart Location

KeySmart’s goal to save the world from bulky, annoying key rings full of jangling keys resulted in a trim, lightweight design that’s easy to carry. The company offers a variety of KeySmart designs that keep keys organized and tucked with the frame.

The KeySmart Pro is the ultimate key organizer that features a Tile Smart locator.  That technology offers convenience and peace of mind. A lost set of keys is never a problem. With the free Tile app installed on a phone, keys can be tracked on a map. Or if the missing keys are within earshot, you can hear a song play to guide you in finding them.

With the app, a missing phone can be located as well, by double tapping a button on the KeySmart Pro. How handy is that? Even if my phone is on silent, it rings so I can track it down.

Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

 The AllTul Multi-tools

Opening the package, I found the KeySmart Pro, a micro USB charger, step by step instructions and the AllTuls. While the KeySmart device charged, I read through the instructions and opened one of the multi-tools. These handy gadgets come in several fun designs, each with a variety of tools built in.

I opened the Dino AllTul, which is shaped like a dinosaur. The Dino features a letter opener, wrench, bottle opener and flat head screwdriver tip and a Phillips head. I also received a Raptor AllTul featuring six tools including a carabiner and steel cutter.

These small, flat tools are easy to carry on a key ring or in a wallet or purse. I intend to keep one in the car. They make great little gifts for the guys and girls in your life who are old enough to occasionally need a screwdriver or simple tool.

Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

Trying Out KeySmart Pro

Once the device was charged, as indicated by the little light turning green, I used the AllTul to unscrew the two screws holding the KeySmart Pro together. The kit comes with 12 spacers, making it easy to add keys to either end of the device.

I added five keys, two on one end and three on the other, to keep the device balanced. Finally I added the bottle opener, which is important I discovered, as it has a metal loop to secure my car key fob to. The five keys tuck neatly into the holder.

After downloading the Tile app, I was ready to activate my KeySmart Pro and have some fun.

Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

Lost Keys, No Problem

Leaving my KeySmart Pro in the bedroom, I stepped into the other room and opened the app. Tapping the Find button on the screen, I listened for the alert. The key holder played a little tune. I laughed. That’s such an easy and stress free way to locate keys. What’s really great is the app pinpoints the location of the KeySmart Pro on a map. If I dropped my keys while out for a walk, I could find them even if I can’t hear the song playing.

Next I left my iPhone in the bedroom, and used the KeySmart to locate my phone. Double clicking the button on the device activated my phone and it rang, even though I had it on silent. This is so helpful. Although I rarely lose my phone, I’ve misplaced it a few times, creating mild panic. I love that I can easily locate it, using KeySmart Pro.

One other feature I like is the flashlight included with the device. Pressing a tiny button sends out a beam of light to illuminate a pathway in the dark or find the keyhole on the front door!

Check Out KeySmart Online

I highly recommend KeySmart Pro. It’s a smart way indeed to keep track of a couple of very important items. The company offers other wonderful products through GetKeySmart.com. Check out all their accessories, urban wallets and the totally awesome Urban 21 Commuter Backpack.

I can see one of the backpacks in my future, accompanying me on my travels! In the meantime, I am enjoying my new key holder and the multi-tools.

Find Your Keys with KeySmart Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stomp Rocket®️: Outdoor Fun for Kids

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Stomp Rocket®️ sent me product for review. All opinions are entirely my own.

As warm sunny spring days arrive at last, kids are aware of two things: the school year is almost over and they can get outside and play.

When Stomp Rocket®️ offered to send me one of their rocket packages to try, I knew who I could tag for product testers. Three of my grandchildren volunteered to run, jump and stomp and launch these rockets into the sky!

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

What are Stomp Rockets?

Created by aeronautical engineers, Stomp Rocket’s stunt planes and rockets are designed to keep kids active and engaged while learning STEM principals.

STEM is defined as an educational approach in which academic concepts are combined with real world lessons as kids apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.

Using Stomp Rocket®️ planes and rockets, kids learn about concepts such as gravity, force, trajectory and air power. As you will see, playing with the rockets also fired up creativity for my grandchildren, which is an important factor as well. When play sparks creativity it becomes high level of learning.

Stomp Rockets are 100% kid powered, no batteries required, with minor assembly necessary for the stand. They are portable, making them easy to take along to a park or family gathering. Stomp Rocket®️ offers a variety of packages suitable for ages five and up, with junior packages available for kids as young as three.

The company has entertained children for 25 years, winning numerous awards from industry experts. Check out their website Stomp Rocket.

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

Run, Jump, Stomp

Stomp Rocket®️ sent me the Ultra Rocket LED. The package contains four rockets that light up when launched, and a stand with the kid powered pump. My son assembled the stand and the kids were ready to give the rockets a try.

We had a bright sunny day with very little wind. Son Nate and I snapped photos while Papa Greg cheered the kids on and helped to fetch rockets as they plummeted back to earth. Carl the dog just wanted to be where the action was!

My Product Testers

Aubrey, age 10, proved girls can run, jump and stomp while wearing flip flops. Look at her concentration!

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

Oliver, age 11, is my most active grandchild. Look at that jumping form!

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

And Joey, age 12, is a few months shy of becoming a teenager. He already looks like one in his photo!

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

The kids had fun with the Stomp Rockets. They quickly discovered that force determined how high the rocket shot into the air. These three are competitive, which added to the fun.

The empty field across the street inspired a game.

As one child launched the rocket into the air, the others ran out into the field, attempting to catch it as it fell. That game progressed to each child trying to catch their own rocket after it launched.

Carl the dog even got in on the action. With the help of his boy Joey, he sent a rocket into the air too.

My Thoughts About Stomp Rocket®️

I enjoyed watching my grandkids play with the rockets. These technology minded children use cell phones and computers with ease and play their fair share of electronic games. It was great to see them running and playing and laughing outside. My son and daughter-in-law provide equipment that encourages outdoor play and most importantly, they join the kids in activities. The Stomp Rockets are perfect for this family.

I loved, too, that the kids got creative and made up their own games. A toy or product that’s adaptable and sparks imagination gets high marks from me. Grandson Oliver even felt inspired to make his own rocket out of paper and tape. How great is that? He tried out designs and adapted his until he could test it on the launcher. His paper rocket worked incredibly well, shooting into the air and travelling great distances, due to its light weight. That’s what a good educational product will do…inspire learning and encourage play that begets invention or art.

Stomp Rocket Outdoor Fun for Kids

This burst of creativity carried over into a fun video that two of the grandchildren created, after I left. My son went outside as the sun set, to find Oliver and Aubrey creating a marketing “commercial” for Stomp Rocket®️. Take a look at their humorous video. Can you see how much fun they are having?

Thank you, Stomp Rocket®️, for the fun and for the learning experiences.

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FoodCubby Review

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FoodCubby sent me this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Several years ago, I sat with my aunt during lunch at an assisted care facility. Recovering from a stroke, my dear aunt struggled with her spoon as she scooped the bland food from plate to mouth. Ultimately, I took over with the spoon, and we chatted as she allowed me to feed her.

At the time, I wondered if products existed that simplified the eating process for those recovering from illnesses or who found using utensils a challenge.

Fast forward to today, and the answer is yes! FoodCubby graciously supplied me with a couple of sets of their unique product. Recently my mom and I tried them out, during our weekly dinner together.

This is my FoodCubby Review, with my honest opinions.

FoodCubby Review

What is a FoodCubby?

A FoodCubby is a silicone food divider that attaches by way of suction to a flat plate. Available in bright green or orange, a packaged set includes a larger and smaller divider, allowing the diner to customize her plate.

The silicone pieces are food safe, BPA and phthalate free and dishwasher safe, up to 300 degrees.

To use, wash and rinse the divider. Leaving slightly damp, press the divider firmly onto a clean, dry, flat plate. That’s it. Use two dividers, to create four spaces for food, or one to divide the plate in two.

The dividers clean up easily after use and tote well to restaurants or to a friend’s house.

FoodCubby Review

Why Use a FoodCubby?

Uses for this ingenious product include:

Keeps foods separated, for those who do not like for their food to touch. This is especially common among children, however, some adults don’t like for their food to run together or touch. The FoodCubby is a simple way to keep foods apart.

Runny foods, such as gravies, sauces and juicy foods, are contained. They don’t “water down” regular foods.

Use a FoodCubby to push food onto a spoon or fork, without using fingers.

Ease the process of eating for toddlers who are just beginning to feed themselves, using utensils.

Ease the process of eating for adults who have had a stroke or struggle due to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other disorders that affect motor skills.

Use a FoodCubby for portion control. Each cubby holds 1/2 cup of food within its edges.

Eliminates the need for divided plates, which are bulkier to store.

FoodCubby Review

My Experience with a FoodCubby

Mom and I each secured a large FoodCubby and a small one to our plates. We added two portions of stir fried veggies. We had plenty of space to add rice or a salad, if we’d prepared those.

I chose the bright green FoodCubby set, while Mom opted for orange. My sister and stepdad joined us for dinner and observed our experiment.

With the FoodCubby to push food against, it was very simple to scoop food onto my fork. My mom remarked several times that she didn’t use her fingers at all!

Typically, that’s a real dilemma. As food disappears, it becomes more difficult to get what’s left of the meal onto the fork, without using fingers or a hot roll or picking up a knife. With the FoodCubby, a secure edge was so convenient.

I can readily see how this product would benefit a child or an older adult that needs a little help. FoodCubbies offer a sense of independence for those who might otherwise require assistance. And those bright colors are fun!

After dinner each FoodCubby popped up when  we lifted the tabs on the corners. Clean up was a snap and they were ready to use again.

I imagined taking the dividers to a restaurant, so that an older adult or a young child could eat without help, preserving sense of self and independence.

FoodCubby Review

Order a Food Cubby Set

I can highly recommend this fun and useful product. It makes a great gift for children and adults alike.

Check out the company’s website, FoodCubby. Order your sets through their site. Or order through Amazon, in GREEN or ORANGE.

My sweet aunt comes to mind, when I use FoodCubby. She’s passed on, no longer in need of any kind of assistance. However, I think she would have laughed over the bright colors and the novel idea…and happily picked up her spoon to try it out.

FoodCubby Review

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CBD Living Water

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When CBD Living contacted me about trying their CBD Living Water, I immediately answered yes. Healers have used cannabis for centuries because of its health benefits. The medical community is coming to realize that because CBD (cannabidiol) and other compounds in cannabis are similar to the chemicals created in our own bodies, they are integrated better than many synthetic drugs.

Missouri recently joined 29 other states, legalizing medical marijuana. Almost overnight, it seems, CBD stores popped up around Joplin, selling oil and other products. And sales are strong for good reason. CBD oils, tinctures and products are hot items that are helping many people feel better.

Water infused with CBD intrigued me. I agreed to try it and report my honest experience.

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What are the health benefits of CDB?

Before trying the water, I researched the health benefits of CBD.

CBD is not the same as THC, the psychoactive compound known for producing mind altering effects. You don’t get high from CBD. Instead, this component of cannabis acts as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and antioxidant.

Health benefits of CBD include:

  • Reduces anxiety and may be effective for people with social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Helps to fight cancer by inhibiting cancer cell migration and invasion.
  • Treats neurological disorders such as epilepsy. Early studies show that CBD may be promising for treating resistant seizures. Other benefits include increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep.
  • Promotes cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of diabetes.
  • Relieves pain and inflammation, which is the most common reason for CBD use. It is proving especially helpful for chronic pain and inflammation.

CBD Living Water

CBD Living Company

With those facts about CBD out of the way, allow me to introduce you to CBD Living and their water.

CBD Living was established in 2013 and they are headquartered in Corona, California. Their hemp is organically grown in Colorado, at a state licensed farm.

CBD Living offers an array of products including CBD infused water, capsules, gummies, patches, soaps, bath bombs and more. The secret to their superior products, according to their website, lies in the use of nanotechnology that reduces CBD into nano-sized droplets, without the use of emulsifiers. This process allows CBD to absorb into the body more efficiently.

The proprietary technology increases the CBD bioavailability up to 90 percent, delivering CBD directly to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the body’s endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain, while CB2 receptors are predominately located in the immune system.

CBD Living pays above market rates to their extractors and manufacturers. Their products are all fair trade and never tested on animals.

For more info, visit their website at www.cbdliving.com.

CBD Living Water

CBD Living Water

I received six bottles of CBD Living Water to try. Each 500 ml bottle of water contains 10 million nanograms of highly absorbable and bioavailable CBD.

CBD Living Water is made with 100% organic, natural hemp CBD extracts using nanotechnology to infuse the extracts in 9+pH alkaline water. Vitamins, minerals and nutrients are infused as well. The bottles are BPA and BPS free.

Each bottle contains two servings, taking the guesswork out of dosage. Bottled water means convenience and portability. Grab a bottle and go…to the gym, on a walk, or tackle the errands on the to do list…and stay hydrated while experiencing the benefits of CBD.

CBD LIving Water

My Experience with CBD Living Water

I’m drinking half a bottle of CBD Living Water a day. And this is what I notice.

I immediately feel more relaxed, without being drowsy. It’s a mellow feeling. Or what I call an overall sense of blissful wellbeing. I sleep well at night. And I love that the water is alkaline and infused with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It feels healthy for me on multiple levels.

The biggest impact I’ve noted is pain relief in my neck. After a horrific car accident in 1995, I suffered with years of chronic neck pain. The twisted, messed up vertebrae freak out doctors and chiropractors when they look at my x-rays.

Switching to a plant based diet helped tremendously, eliminating the nagging chronic pain. Lately however, long hours spent on my computer during the day aggravates my neck, resulting in moderate pain and stiffness by bedtime.

I drank my first half bottle of CBD Living Water at the end of a long day working online. (The taste is great, like good quality water.) Within 15 minutes, I realized I had no pain in my neck. None. The discomfort completely disappeared. Ten days later, sipping on half a bottle of water a day, I am still pain free. I seem to have greater range of motion in my neck as well, without the cracking and popping that normally accompanies turning my head.

That’s exciting to me. That’s encouraging to me. And sipping on water is such a simple and easy way to ease pain and improve health and wellbeing. Thank you CBD Living, for letting me try your product!

CBD Living Water

Purchasing CBD Living Water

Click this link to order CBD Living Water, available through the company’s website. Then check out the many other products, from CBD dark chocolate to pet products to cough syrups.

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