Hubby loves music! Any chore or household task he would listen to music, but we didn’t have a great way to play music. We didn’t have a radio or speakers to play music louder off my computer. It really bummed him out most of the time because since we had kids he’s barely had the chance to listen to music he enjoys. I was really excited to partner with SOL REPUBLIC and get the chance to review one of their products. We decided on the DECK because this way we could use the bluetooth in our phones or with my laptop to play not only music for us, but for the kids as well.
The DECK arrived right on Christmas Eve (perfect timing) so it ended up being hubby’s Christmas gift. We used it that night to listen to all kinds of music as we prepared for the holiday. It was so much fun to watch the kids dance around to the music, makes me upset that my phone was with the music or else I would have recorded a video. Now to figure out how to get the bluetooth on my laptop to work for the future.
We are simply in love! We initially were going to go with headphones, but I am so happy we didn’t. The DECK has come in so handy. We’ve sat together and watched a movie on my laptop with the sound coming through it for us all to hear (with the stereo out cable). We have mini dance parties in the kitchen while cooking dinner or baking. The kids just love listening to their music on it and are constantly stealing our phone to change the song to something they want to hear. What I had initially planned on just being a gift for hubby has really turned into a family item.
About the DECK
SOL REPUBLIC’s first wireless speaker, done in collaboration with Motorola and newly released this past fall. So many amazing features that are distinct to the product including Heist Mode, the feature that allows for up to 5 people to pair real-time to the device, a dedicated bass chamber (that bumps!) with the option to shift into outdoor mode to raise mids/highs, when needed and a range that is 2x most of the competition.
360° Full Sound
Heist Mode™ (up to 5 people to pair up at once taking turns)
Super Power Wireless
Available in four colors (Electro Blue, Gunmetal, Lemon Lime & Vivid Red)
You can purchase the DECK for $149.99 and other amazing products directly from SOL REPUBLIC.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Hood. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Growing up I remember nights at my aunt and uncle’s house. On a cold winter night my aunt would whip up her taco dip and we’d sit by the fire watching a movie and eating the dip with some tortilla chips. Of course most parents will tell you chips, dip and little kids don’t always mix, but I didn’t want them to miss out on one of my favorite comfort foods. I thought over and over on how I could come up with a fun and not so messy way to share it with them, when crescent rolls popped into my head. Taco Puffs became an instant hit. I loved that I was sneaking beef into them because they refuse to eat it when we have regular tacos. They even loved dipping them in Hood Sour Cream.
This recipe is perfect because it can be a main course or a side dish, plus it includes ingredients that we always have in our home. Sour cream is a big ticket item with us, we especially love it on our baked potatoes or when making our own dips. I also use it in my crock pot Stroganoff and sometimes in my beef gravies. The kids love it most of all when I mix up a veggie dip and they grab some fresh veggies and dip away. I love it because they prefer the healthy stuff over all the sweets.
If you are ever looking for some great Hood Sour Cream recipes their website has some great ones. Hood Sour Cream comes in All Natural (24, 16 & 8oz), Light (24, 16 & 8oz) and Fat Free (16oz), so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your diet and recipe needs. You can find Hood on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
Valentine’s Day is approaching and fast. The time seems to be flying by (at this rate Christmas will be upon us again) and it is time to begin thinking about a special gift for that dad in our lives. Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea for dad? I know I am and my first and only stop is the ever amazing Daddy & Company (formerly DaddyScrubs in case you didn’t know). They always have a great selection of classic and unique gifts for dads.
I decided that the Red Hot Daddy Pajama Pants were perfect for hubby. He loves pajama pants (and I love to steal them) so I knew these would be perfect for him, especially since they are in his favorite colors. I wasn’t sure how much he would like them, but once they arrived he hounded me for days to wear them because I was so busy with work I hadn’t had a chance to photograph them. When he finally put them on he told me he couldn’t believe how comfortable and soft they are. He found them so comfortable that he actually slept a full night with them on, which he normally won’t do with pajama pants. Even Kaleb tried to steal them and actually got his entire body stuck in one of the legs. Looks like he might have to fight all of us off to wear his pants, because we are all in love with them. Even our neighbor commented on how comfortable they look as hubby helped unload the groceries from the car.
You can purchase the pajama pants we received for $44.95 as well as the other lounge wear from Daddy & Company.
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Growing up I was never a fan of medicine and I always preferred to wait it out until whatever I was sick with ran its course. When I found out I was going to be a mom I knew I wanted to continue that same process with my children unless there was no other choice. I was excited to learn about Zarbee’s Naturals and learning about a natural relief option if we needed it. We’ve never used Zarbee’s Natural products before, but I just love Dr. Zak’s story. I fully understand how difficult it is to watch your little one be sick with few relief options for their age.
When our family is sick we usually all cuddle up in bed, watch movies and make sure I keep everyone hydrated and as fed as possible. If everyone isn’t sick we always try to avoid infecting them if possible with lots of hand washing and sneezing/coughing into your elbow or a tissue just like Dr. Zak suggest. I just love Dr. Zak’s tips, especially about labeling drinking glasses, which I’ve never thought to do during an outbreak.
Zarbee’s Naturals had me in shock when I realized that you could use some of the products on babies as young as 2 months. If you have children you know that finding cough relief for a child under 4 is hard and nearly impossible for one under 2, so to this was amazing! I also love that they have sleep products for both children and adults as well as adult cough syrup and drinks (daytime and nighttime) and children’s nighttime syrup and even a children’s mucus relief and cough syrup. I feel that I could safely suggest Zarbee’s Naturals to my mommy friends for their children (and even their families).
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