Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jari Love {Website Review}

  Hello ladies! I'm sorry it's been a bit of time since my last post. Things have been busy. The Lord has blessed me with some wonderful opportunities this summer and I feel like I've grown a bit in Him, praise the Lord! I'm working on getting the youtube channel up and running, but for now, here is a review.

 Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a pretty cool site. It's More specifically I am reviewing their On Demand program. I received this opportunity free in exchange for my honest review.

  The On Demand program works sort of like a video streaming service, like Netflix. Instead of action flicks and romantic comedies, however, On Demand is stocked with work out videos, healthy recipes/tips, and tutorials. There are also audio workouts. Basically, it's pretty cool.

  Because my summer has been so busy, I haven't had the most chances to try the website, which is a bummer, but so far I like it.

  So, first things first. You set up an account. This was a bit of a hassle for me, but that was because of some things. These things were worked out, and the Jari Love folks were quite helpful and kind. Once I was on all I had to do was click on On Demand Member and I was in to look at all the awesome healthy stuff.

  The On Demand page was pretty simple to navigate. There are five tabs at the top: Home, Video Work Outs, Audio Workouts, Tips (including recipes and fitness/nutrition tips,) and the Log Out button. I'm going to go into details on the specific tabs (aside from log out of course.)

  The home button simply gives updates on when new content will arrive and whatnot.

  Audio: Many of the work outs are designed for a specific type of exercise. Both of the audio work outs are for the treadmill user, so of course I avoided those ones. So the audio work outs I didn't really use.

 Video: Many of the video work outs were also for something specific, but they were helpful. Most of them were two parters or could be split into more than one work out, which was pretty cool. Some of them required special things such as weights, but not all of them. The people in the videos were up beat and pretty cool.

 Tips: The fitness tips were pretty neat and there were several to choose from, such as At Home Work Outs and Dealing With Achilles Injuries. The nutrition tips are also nice, with articles about diet soda and eating advice. Lastly, although there weren't a large amount of them, the recipe tip tab had some delicious recipes on it. Mm. Now I want pasta.

  All in all, I think this is really neat site. Something like a Netflix for health sounds like a good idea to me, though I think they're still expanding their database, which will make it even better as some of their options are somewhat limited at this time. But I'm happy I've had the chance to review them and am going to enjoy the rest of my subscription.

~ Bethany 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shower Mirror {Product Review}

 So, today's review gets to be a little different, which is cool. I'm not reviewing a skin product or a food product, I'm reviewing... a mirror! Yep. A mirror. But not just any type of mirror, oh no. I'm reviewing the ReflectXL Shower Mirror by Mirror on a Rope. I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

  I don't know why, but for some reason having a hanging mirror in your shower is cool, especially if you're a guy because it helps with shaving. While I'm not a guy, I like to have a little decoration in my bland little shower and I think this mirror is really cute.

  Mom and I had fun trying to figure out how to set it up. They really wrapped it well. A film covers the mirror but it was so close we couldn't figure out if it was plastic or the mirror itself but finally we got a corner off and found the mirror underneath.

The mirror isn't heavy, but it is pretty durable. It's shatterproof, which is great with my clumsiness. It's also fog resistant. Here are some photos.

Here it is hanging in my shower to liven things up a bit. The mirror kind of tilts, which is cute. See the rope? It's adjustable so you can make it as long or short as you want. We adjusted it so that it would be about my face height or whatnot.

Here's from another angle, cause I figured why not? The rope is hanging off of a little hook that came with the mirror. It's nice and sturdy.

Although I've never been one for mirror pictures, it seemed the most reliable way to take this photo. As you can see it is a really nice mirror and not one that just barely works. I really appreciate this cute little product and I bet it could be a real use to some folks. You can see this product here.

  Have you ever heard of shower mirrors before?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

God's Special Blessings + Product Review

  This world is headed into so many strange directions these days. Some see these directions as progressive and great, others aren't quite so thrilled. Today, I wanted to focus on something I think is very special. There are differing opinions about this thing. What is this? Children.

  Children are beautiful creations, full of life and curiosity. It's so interesting to think about how God decided to create human beings as small babies that grow up instead of just making full grown adults from the get-go. (Not counting Adam and Eve of course.) The miracle of life is one of the most fascinating and beautiful things, and a small baby happens to be one of my favorite things.

  Unfortunately in the world we live in, life and children are becoming less important. Parents are taking less interest in the growth of their children and what was once sacred has now become a nuisance. While I am not here to discuss political stances, and yada yada, I am here to provide encouragement. So I wanted to talk about something I am looking forward to: Motherhood.

  Many think that being a mother is a lowly job, and it's more chic to be a business woman or a doctor. Both of these things can be valuable, but I just want to confirm the value of motherhood today. Whatever you have chosen, there is a reason God chose women to raise children. It's because we are especially equipped to take care of and understand children. So while I also respect and love all women who have chosen to go into careers, I just wanted today's post to be a special shout out to those mother's who gave their lives to serve their children. (And to those who work to provide for their children, I salute you as well!)

  Although it is not Mother's Day, it is good to reflect and be thankful for the things a mother provides. My mother is a special woman. For years she worked and studied, hoping to become a doctor. When that didn't pan out, she chose another and equally important calling: Motherhood. She spent years teaching us values, and telling us about Christ. Her one goal was always that we do the right thing and serve God.

  My mother has taught me so many valuable things, including the importance of children. My mother (and my father) has always encouraged me to attain my goals, to follow my dreams, but to always keep God at the forefront of all my desires.

 I'm thankful for all the mothers God created, whether they are home makers, or businesswomen.

 And now a review! Speaking of motherhood, my sister is also a mother. She has both a three year old
daughter and a two year old son. (They're totally adorable.) See, here's my niece --> (you'll see my nephew in a future post.)

  When you have little children, light sockets can be a problem. Curious fingers mess around with them and they can make a lot of trouble. So when I had the opportunity to review some socket covers, I decided to get them for my sister so all the other moms who might read this blog could get some info.

  I was provided Coverplug paintable outlet covers form Coverplug Inc. I sent them home with my sis when she visited and she put them to use. And what I heard about them was only good news.

Usually outlet covers stick out so kids always try to pull them out but this one looks like a plate and completely covers the power outlet. You completely forget it being there and so do the kids (most important thing). Really like it. The kids don’t even notice it. It looks like one of the screw on plates, flat against the wall. It covers entire plug in. So it works much better than most covers. My nephew and niece are always pulling out plugs, but they can’t pull this one and don’t even notice. It covers entire outlet. Blends in and looks like regular outlet plates. Even if they wanted to they couldn't get their fingers around it to pull it out, unlike many outlet covers that stick out. You can even paint it to match your wall color so it blends in even better.

 So if you expect to have little ones in your house any time soon and need some outlet covers, consider these awesome ones. :) See it here

 Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed today's post. 

~ Bethany

Thursday, July 2, 2015

$35 to spend at eShakti!

Summer Botanicals

Hello ladies! Apologies for not posting in such a long time. 
Life has been so busy and crazy this year!
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They are modest and offer all the coverage you may want. Plus, like I said, you can customize them to your preferences! From sleeves to neckline style and skirt length, it's all up to you! I think that's pretty cool.

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