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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#WednesdayWisdom - Today's Choices



#WednesdayWisdom



"The choices you make today mold more than just your tomorrow..."

Coming to the realization that you are the person you are today because of the choices than you made many years ago is quite mindboggling. It's not often that we think so far ahead that we know how one simple decision made today is going to change the person that we become 5 years from now. Believe it or not, but that's how our life works. Choosing to either walk away from a relationship or hold on tight can both open and close future doors of opportunity as well as choosing to take the path of kindness and honesty oppose to a path of secrets and lies. It's not often that we have the time or the strength to fully break each decision than crosses our path and many are made due to current feelings as well as current situations. Not having a clue in the world how our decisions will effect the future for years to come. My only thoughts about keep ahold of even the smallest amount of control is that we make sure the choices we make are the right ones for that moment. If your second guessing yourself then it's possible that the path taken may have curved a bit to the left without you realizing that such a small and overlooked task has changed you as person - even if the change is so small that no one notices but yourself...

So watch out for a forks in the road because the path not taken could of created a whole new you.


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Squooshi Reusable Food Pouches - Healthy Goodness On-the-go - A Parents New BFF




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It's been a little while since I've posted a review on my blog and I regret that I've fallen so far behind throughout these past 4 or 5 months. Life has changed drastically for my family and it's been quite tough to keep up with everything that I had going on during the end of last year (2013). I'm still not 100% back on feet yet and struggle daily but I believe that if I start focusing my time back on work then I can get through these rough times and start getting my life back together again. I want to apologize to everyone for deserting you all and I promise to do better from now on. Thank you for the ones who never gave up on me and continue to stand by "My Kind Of Introduction" as well as myself. I appreciate you all more than I'll ever be able to fully express!!

Now lets get down to business.....



Being a parent is such a joyful experience that I'd never give up for anything in the world, but there are always those challenges that make my head hurt.
For example: Making sure my children eat healthy without having to sneak in the healthy foods or fight my child over the potato chips.
Having that said - I was super excited when I received a package last month that claimed to hold the answer to my troubles, 3 Squooshi pouches for me to test out with my girls.


I'll be happy to explain:

A Squooshi is a refillable, dishwasher safe food pouch that's used for squishing up fresh fruit, vegetables and more for children! They come in many cute designs that children love and can take ANYWHERE they desire (school, park, car, daycare etc.)

We've all seen the squeeze packs at the supermarket that contain the apple sauce mixtures and squished fruit flavors, right? I believe they first showed up with a few flavor choices, in the toddler section, they have twisty caps used for resealing. Today you can find a variety of brands and flavors, not only in the toddler section but in the fruit section as well. They range in price from $1 - $3.99 each and come in all kinds of different flavor combinations. Not to mention that they're enjoyed by children as young as age 1 as well as kids ages 8 and up! (My daughters, who are now at the ages of 7 & 8, enjoy eating them for a quick snack while their outside playing with friends!) The only downfall about these fruit pouches is that they're not refillable and have the tendency to be eaten up pretty darn fast!!

That's why the idea of a washable, reusable pouch is so wonderful! Squooshi pouches can be easily filled with any soft and/or squishable food that your child may request, the fun part is creating their own flavors by adding a few different fruits together inside the pouch, maybe even a veggie or two!

When it comes to actually squishing the fruits, you can do it one of two ways:

  1. Manually squish the fruits by hand once the fruit is added and the pouch is securely closed using the zipper at the bottom of the Squooshi (Just make sure you don't overfill the pouch which can cause the zipper to pop open and fruit to go everywhere).
  2. You can also use a blender or food processor to get the fruit and vegetables to the right "applesauce-like texture." (As long as you don't go too far and wind up with more of a juice other than a thick squish.)


What I love most about these amazing pouches is that clean-up is as simple as loading the dishwasher - since Squooshi reusable food pouches are 100% dishwasher safe! Jade and Loran have always been fans of those store bought fruit squishes and now they absolutely love being able to experiment with different foods to create their very own flavor creations! I no longer have to worry about my girls eating healthy since Squooshi's can be eaten for Breakfast, on the go, for snacks and so much more!! The strong zipable bottoms and the tight fitting lid are great and who could forget those adorable animals that make Squooshi's a one of a kind treat that even the oldest enjoy.
  

You may also like to know:
Squooshi reusable food pouches are not only BPA-free but are also PVC-free, Lead-free & Phthalate-free.
• Has a super sturdy zip-lock style zipper located on the bottom of each Squooshi.
• Made with a choke-proof cap
• Can be filled with applesauce, smoothies, fruit, grain, veggies, homemade baby food, yogurt, oatmeal and pretty much anything that's squishy or can be squished!
• For best results, fill Squooshi pouches to about ¾ full, depending on content.
• Learn more about Squooshi reusable food pouches and the creators behind this  nifty creation at Squooshi.com



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Smelling like Bacon is NOT okay....


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Don't go bacon my heart... I couldn't if I fried.Do you have a "Love for Bacon" or a "Bacon Obsession"?

Eating bacon everyday, and loving every bite, is perfectly normal these days.
But once you start smelling like bacon... Seek help immediately!!

Don't get me wrong, I love bacon just as much as the next guy. Come to think of it -- I'd take a pure bacon sandwich over a BLT any day!! But I can guarantee that you will NEVER catch me using bacon flavored lip balm, weird bacon scented spray or any other random bacon flavored/scented oddity!

People in America have been obsessing over bacon for many years (Since the year 1500 B.C. to be exact) and it seems like this meaty obsession is only getting worse by the day. Rumor has it that Americans eat over 18 pounds of bacon per year - 70% is eaten for Breakfast, 11% for Lunch, 17% for Supper and 2% is eaten as a Snack but that's only the beginning...

A survey conducted by Maple Leafs Food discovered that among the people surveyed:
43% would rather have bacon then sex
23% of men claim that bacon is their favorite fragrance
23% often wonder if "Does my partner love bacon more than me?"

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- I couldn't believe what all I ran across that either Smelt like bacon, tasted like bacon or looked like bacon!! I had no idea that there was so much stuff available with a Bacon Flavor and/or the "bacon-look" - Would you buy any of them?
If so... Is the bacon craving your own or someone you know?

You can find all of the below items, plus so much more (bacon & non-bacon), by visiting 2 of my new favorite online retailers of Gag Gifts: Stupid.com and FunSlurp.com. Both sites are packed full of unique, fun and quite interesting gag gifts for the whole family!
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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