Science Fair Kit For Ages 9+
Science Fair season has officially arrived and I wanted to let you know about a brand NEW subscription from Little Passports,SCIENCE EXPEDITIONS, which can help kids tap into their inner science Einstein. Would you be interested in sharing the news and reviewing it for your readers?
These are FUN kits!! Extract DNA from a berry, study rockets, make your own light bulb, make butter, and much much more.
There are a lot of science boxes out there, but what makes Little Passports different is the hands-on geography theme embedded in every monthly subscription. This subscription will bring to life real-world STEM-related concepts, such as magnetism, forensics, or rockets but will also inspire curiosity and problem solving with hands-on experiments from characters Sam and Sofia. Each month Sam and Sofia visit somewhere in the world and ask kids for their help to solve a mystery.
Designed for kids ages 9 and older and sold in monthly, 6-month, and 12-month subscription options. Science Expeditions monthly themed packages include:
- Guide and materials for hands-on science experiments.
- 16-page comic book with a glossary and bonus activities.
- A new mystery to solve with Sam & Sofia.
- Achievement badges and access to bonus online videos and science content.
You can also sign up with Little Passports to receive a monthly box for your kids. Each box contains a kit from a different country or a different state in the U.S. for kids to learn about and explore. You can save money by signing up for 3-6 or 12 months at a time.
You can give the gift of adventure.
All The Reasons Why Organic Doesn’t Have To Mean Flavorless
When I hear the word organic when it comes to foods I often think of fruits and vegetables that are pesticide-free or health-nut foods. But organic foods have come a long way and are now available in huge variety. You can now get healthy, organic foods without compromising taste and flavor. Check out these awesome foods from Newman’s Own and see all the amazing choices you now have in treats and snacks. If you are buying organic foods that taste like cardboard you are shopping in the wrong place or buying the wrong products.
Cookies and Sweets
Newman’s Own has quiet a few types of cookies and dessert foods. I love trying new ones and have found everything from them is delicious and fresh.
- Orange Chocolate Chip.
- Alphabet Chocolate Cookies.
- Fig Newmans. Fruit Filled cookies made with organic figs. They are low fat too.
- Newman-O’s. Chocolate creme filled chocolate cookies. Great for dunking in milk.
- Hermits. These are ginger flavored soft cookie.
Snacks for lunch or mid-day snacks.
- Salted Pretzel Sticks. We like them with some pieces of cheese.
- Organic Butter Pop’s Corn. Each box comes with three bags.
- Raisins. Great for oatmeal, add on ‘ants on a log’ or make your own trailmix. They are gluten-free, peanut free and tree nut free.
Desserts and Mints
- Sour LicoriceTwists in Sour Apple, Black Licorice and Sour Cherry.
- Super Dark Chocolate (70%).
- Super Dark Chocolate Cups with Raspberry Centers and with Peanut Butter Centers.
- Peppermint Cups (these are my son’s favorite of Newman’s Own foods). Organic dark chocolate with delicious peppermint inside. Each one has three cups.
- Wintergreen Mints. Made with organic sweeteners.
Newman’s Own also has pet food. Here are a few types of wet food for cats.
- Turkey & liver dinner.
- Chicken dinner.
- Turkey & vegetable formula.
- Chicken & Salmon formula.
- Organic liver.
- Chicken & Brown rice formula.
All are premium cat food and most are grain-free.
I love all of the foods from Newman’s Own and their products are made in the USA. Many in California. Who knew organic foods had so much to offer?! Newman’s Own also has pasta sauces, salad dressings, mayonnaise, barbecue sauces, oils and beverages too.
What Newman’s Organic Food Would You Like To Try?
8 Tips For Keeping Dyed Hair Vibrant & Bright
Nothing like have a brand new hairdo and having the color fade out immediately. Want to learn how to keep the color? Hair dying is something some people do once a year and others every few months. Red colors fade quicker than browns, blacks and blonds due to its large color molecule. Besides redying often, there are some tips from hair dressers and other people that regularly dye their hair on how to keep the colors vibrant, bright and to reduce fading.
- When you dye your hair, dye it when it is dirty. Yes, crazy, but clean hair does not hold the dye as well.
- Wash your hair less. By reducing the frequency of washing it will reduce the color being rinsed out.
- When you wash your hair use shampoo less. Either just wash with water or use conditioner and not shampoo (I do this to rinse and detangle my hair). You can even try dry shampoos for in between showers.
- By shampoo and conditioners that are Sulfate-free. I like Soapbox products that are color-safe and Paraben-free and have yummy coconut scents.
- Wash hair in cold water.
- Reduce amount of heat to hair by blowdrying less and let hair dry naturally or towel dry.
- After you color your hair don’t wash it for 24 to 48 hours. This will help the dye set better and last longer.
- Use a shampoo for colored hair. If you use ones with colored pigment in them they will help keep the color fresh.
For me, I dye my hair to cover the grays the like to come in on my hair line and drive me up the wall!
Don’t forget not all hair products are created equal. It is important to buy quality dyes that do not burn or dry out your hair. I like buying my hair dye, gloves, developer and reusable bottle at a beauty supply store. They have great prices and employees that are familiar with hair products and how they are used. If you aren’t good at coloring your own hair, go to a salon and get it done and then learn how to do touch-ups. I also like to use Gray Magic (I added a few drops in the bottle with the dye and developer). It helps color over gray hairs and keep the dyed hair color bright and long lasting.
7 Products You Need For A Greener 2017
Going green isn’t as easy as it I want it to be. Everyone wants to be greener but it is something that is always a work-in-progress. I try but there is so much more I can be doing. I don’t use one-use plastic water bottles, I recycle, I try to grow a lot of my own vegetables and buy at local farmer’s markets. But what about the small things? There is always room for improvement, right? Here are some new items I’ll be adding as a regular stable to my household this year to try to reduce our carbon footprints and do just a tiny bit more.
For The Household
1- pHur System Kit. This is a set of cleaners and disinfectants that are made from two ingredients. Water and salt. That is it! They are safe but clean well as all-purpose cleaners. Countertops, showers, car seats, high chair and more. They have no other ingredients so there are no toxins, chemicals, dyes, scents.
2- Fresh Wave products. Fresh Wave has all natural products for your home. Just a few: Odor removing laundry booster, odor removing vacuum beads and odor removing candle. These and a large variety of other products are odor-free, made with natural ingredients and have no harmful ingredients. They are made with water and plant extracts. Clean up smells of stinky shoes, pets, gym bags, diaper pails and more naturally.
For Your Body
3- Exercise at home or the park. Save money and gas and skip the gym! Aurorea Aqua Yoga towels are great for a yoga at home or on the grass at the park. They towels have microfiber for maximum absorbency too. You can do all sorts of exercises at home and be more green! The towels are big enough to use at the beach or pool too. Each towel is 32″x68″ and has beautiful color blends.
4- The DivaCup. This is something either you know about or you don’t. I’ve tried to explain it to some people and they have never heard of them! This is seriously something that is a win-win. Good for your body and good for the environment! The DivaCup is a menstrual cup. It is something that is used instead of tampons or pads. Why? Well, pads leak and tampons are not healthy. They have toxins in them and are going into your body. They also are one-use items that are going into our landfills. The DivaCup can be reused so it is eco-friendly. It comes in two sizes and is leak-proof protection.
5- Hard Candy Cosmetics. I don’t wear makeup daily but when I do wear it I like to make sure I have products that do not have harmful toxins and are not tested on animals. Hard Candy has all sorts of eye, face and skin products that last all day and I can wear with confidence.
Foundation, Eye Brightening Concealer and Hydra-Prime Primer Lotion. All meant to last all day with continual coverage.
Rich & Famous satin eyeshadow collection with ten colors and a compact mirror.
For Your Health
6- Family Flora Probiotics and Prebiotics. Great for Travelers (all those germs in airplanes and hotels). Bring these with you to have a balance with your gut and body. Each box comes with 30 on-per-day sticks. Small enough to fit in a purse or carry-on. Each ones contains quality prebiotics and live probiotic cultures formulated to support GI tract health. Easy to mix with your favorite drink.
7-Frieling Fry Pan. This is small in size but can do so many things! It is a stainless nonstick 8″ pan. Yes, stainless steel and nonstick. Plus scratch resistant. Can be used on the stove, with a hot plate or induction cooker, even in the oven up to 500 degrees. I love that it is built so well that my food cooks evenly and I know no harmful chemicals from the pan with get in my food. It is PFOA-Free and has a lifetime warranty.
Sonic’s New Lil’ Griller’s For Kids
Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Grab your kids for a fun parent-child date and head to Sonic. Right now you can get a taste of a brand new menu item, Lil’ Grillers. Perfect for kids of all ages and they come in a variety of flavors. This was my first time at Sonic and we had a blast. It is a new generation of a 50’s diner. We drove up in the pouring rain to a parking space in a carport and ordered from a menu board into the restaurant. We paid outside and when our food was ready a server brought everything out to us.
The Menu Was Amazing!
There is so many choices, it was hard to decided what to order. We had choices of burgers, sandwiches and more plus a ton of drink options.
The Lil’ Grillers are a fun-sized take on a classic grilled cheese sandwich. We ordered one with chicken, a burger and one with just cheese. They also have a breakfast one. Each mini-sandwich is on sourdough bread toasted with American cheese.
The chicken Lil’ Griller had two slices of sourdough bread, crispy chicken, melted cheese and buffalo sauce. It was a neat treat for my daughter to try all three and have a nice variety in her meal. They are great for a snack or a few for a full meal and each are only 79 cents!
Each Lil’ Griller begins with Mini Sourdough Toast and warm, melty American cheese. Guests can choose to intensify the flavor experience by adding crispy chicken, a burger or even breakfast nestled into their Lil’ Griller. Lil’ Griller options available all day include: Lil’ Cheese Griller, Lil’ Chickie Griller with a Chicken Strip and Buffalo Sauce, Lil’ Patty Griller with 100% Beef Patty and Ketchup, Lil’ Breakfast Griller with egg and your choice of bacon or sausage.
Sonic also has a huge selection of Slushies and drinks!
A huge amount of fun fruity flavors and fantastic prices. They even have special prices at certain times of the day. My daughter tried the Green Apple Blast and said it tastes like a Jolly Rancher candy. Besides these drinks they also had shakes, ice cream and Sonic Blasts.
I also tried this heavenly cheesy bacon hot dog on a pretzel bun. It was full of flavor and very well made. They have a few different hot dog varieties and I’m looking forward to trying the Footlong Chicago Dog next time I am there.
Sonic Drive-In is a fun place for the whole family. Next time you want to take your child on a parent-child date this is a great place to have some fun. Be sure to check out the Lil’ Grillers on their menu. Right now they have five different types. Plus you can stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or dessert. Food is brought right to your car. With fantastic food and great prices it is a win-win!
What Is Your Favorite Lil’ Griller?