Sunday, March 1, 2015

Danish Dough Whisk Review...

...I am not a chef by any standards so I'll take all the help I can get! The Danish Dough Whisk helps me to make the perfect dough all time whether it be pizza, pastry, or bread dough. The clean up is easy and the handle is easy to grip while you knead, knead, knead!


  • Professionals Choice - A secret weapon that expert bakers use to produce PERFECT dough each time
  • No Mess! - Easy to clean. Sponge, soap and water. Way easier to clean then a traditional wire dough whisk
  • The Danish Dough Whisk is exactly what you need for PERFECT pizza, pastry, bread, and pasta dough
  • Exceptional Product - Food grade stainless steel construction with an easy to grip sturdy wooden handle.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our products

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    Friday, February 27, 2015

    TV Show Inspired Br Ba Periodic Table Symbols 8mm Stainless Steel Stud Earrings...

    ...Do you have a female Breaking Bad fan in your family? Look no further! This is the perfect gift for them!!! These stainless steel stud earrings sport BR and BA from the periodic table to represent Breaking Bad. I wore them out the night I got them and almost every person (stranger or not) commented on how awesome these earrings are. I only wish I was a chemistry teacher so I had reason to wear them more often. Super stylish and clever! I hope they make more items like these to add to my jewelry box.



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    Monday, February 23, 2015

    CHILDREN'S CHINA GRAND OPENING AT THE MAGIC HOUSE New Exhibit on China


    Just in time to ring in the Chinese New
    Year, The Magic House is celebrating the grand opening of the Museum's
    newest exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and
    Confucius. In partnership with the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and
    Chinese Culture and Education Services, The Magic House is hosting a
    Chinese New Year Weekend Celebration on Saturday, February 21 from 10:00
    am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, February 22 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm where
    families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of
    traditional Chinese New Year activities, enjoy Chinese ethnic folk dance
    performances, be among the first to explore Children's China and more.

    As part of the opening weekend festivities, visiting artist Jimmy Liu will
    demonstrate the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy using traditional
    brushstroke techniques. Chinese Calligraphy is part of the Museum's
    Visiting Artist Series, a yearlong celebration of the arts at The Magic
    House made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission of
    St. Louis and Center Oil Company.

    The Chinese New Year Weekend Celebration is sponsored by Moneta Group and
    all activities are free with Museum admission. For a complete schedule of
    events, visit www.magichouse.org.

    Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius, designed
    for children 3 to 12 years, explores what life is like for children in
    China today through six different immersive environments. In the school,
    children will celebrate the annual holiday, National Teachers' Day, while
    learning to write "thank you teacher" in Chinese characters on a
    touchscreen notepad. Visitors will take on the role of a researcher at the
    panda reserve and discover how the people of China are caring for this
    endangered species. The entire family will find exercise fun at the park
    by using playful equipment that encourages fitness for all ages. As food
    is an important cultural experience in China, children will shop in a
    traditional neighborhood market filled with a variety of fish, fruits and
    vegetables and then prepare a healthy meal while working in the
    restaurant. In the home, visitors will learn how families celebrate the
    Chinese New Year and then will participate in a daily dragon parade led by
    a traditional dragon headdress at the Great Achievement Hall.

    Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius is part of
    the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman
    Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums. Created
    by The Magic House in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster
    University and Character Plus, Children's China is a nationally traveling
    exhibit designed to increase understanding of the Chinese culture.
    Children's China is free with Museum admission.

    Admission Offer: Buy One, Get One Half Off! - Buy one admission at The Magic House,
    get one admission half off! Limit one discount per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    LU Gymnastics Fun!!!

    ...Today, AR, H, my sis, and I went to the LU gymnastics meet, just one of the perks of teaching there! I didn't know what AR would think but as soon as we walked in, she was super into all the gymnasts and awed by everything they did.

    Then the lion made an appearance and she was constantly worried where he was. Obviously from this picture, you can tell she's not so sure about him. She liked him for the most part until he sat in the row in front of us then leaned back and she hid between my legs. Then when he turned around, he got within a few inches of her face and she screamed, "NO!!!"

    One of my students was one of the gymnasts and got second overall! AR cheered for her all afternoon.

    She loved the atmosphere and was mocking everything the girls did during their routines in her seat. Not to mention she was a dancing machine!!!

    Here's a beam routine. Seriously, this girls are amazing athletes and those arm muscles-wow! Very impressive!

    After every LU gymnast would finish, AR would hold up her sign that read TEN!

    We all had a great time and LU brought home the win! Congrats ladies!

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    100 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate -3 Single Serve Pk Review...

    ...A few weeks ago, I made these delicious Monster Cookie Balls with whey protein powder. They are so good and for the most part, I had all the ingredients at home-oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, but the powder I used I had borrowed from my friend. Ever since I made the recipe, I've been dying to make more but I need to find the whey protein. There's so many kinds out there that I decided I'd try a few to find the one I liked the best because I really despise protein-y taste. The first one I tried, I absolutely fell in love with. It was the Pure Whey Protein Isolate from Summit Nutritions. This powder is lactose free, soy free, and bottom line it just tastes awesome. I ordered the individual packets and it was the perfect serving size for the recipe. We quickly made the cookie balls and we were sold, this was the protein powder we were going to be using!

  • 100% BIO PURE WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE - Summit Nutritions whey protein is isolated from Whey Protein concentrate by using patented ultra-microfiltration process which preserves Natural Profile of Amino Acid unlike other whey protein isolates that denature the Protein profile by using Ion Exchange method or others. Our PROTEIN is FREE FROM PROTEIN SPIKING OR AMINO ACID SPIKING and it gives you 90% Protein per Scoop (25/27.7g)
  • HIGHEST BIOPURITY PROFILE - Summit Nutrition's Whey Protein Isolate gives 90% of protein per scoop (25/27.7g) and maximum amount (5.6 GM) of BCCAs and (4.8 GM) of Glutamines per serving size and it's ALL COMING FROM THE PROTEIN NOT EXTERNALLY ADDED. Also our protein has all 26 Full Spectrum Amino Acid Profiles including essential, semi essential and non-essential Amino Acids with 159 Biological Value and Perfect 1.0 PDCAAs Score.
  • ZERO FAT, VERY LOW CARB AND CHOLESTEROL - Summit Nutritions Whey Protein isolate has zero fat and very less, in fact less than 1% Daily Value of Cholesterol and Carbohydrate which is much better than other proteins. In addition to this, there is ZERO FILLERS OR EXCEPIENTS.
  • NON-GMO, LACTOSE FREE, SOY FREE & NATURALLY FLAVORED INSTANIZED - Summit Nutritions Whey Protein Isolate is free of Lactose, Soy Gluten, BSE/TSE, NON-GMO and naturally flavored with Stevia. The protein is gently spray dried and lecithinated into granular free flowing powder which readily dispersible in water.
  • WHAT IS PROTEIN OR AMINO ACID SPIKING??? - Many National Brands has added extra cheap Amino Acids like Taurine, Glycine, Glutamines and Creatine to the protein powders even though they are not Food Based Protein, but added to be calculated as protein to lower the cost since they are much cheaper to manufacture. There are class action lawsuits cases against those companies (Mostly National Brands). We don't MAKE PROTEIN COMPLEX Whey Protein Isolate with Whey concentrate to bring cost down. So look at your Protein supplement fact and find out what is with Protein and make your choice.

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    Ramini Brands® Silicone Glasses...

    ...One of my husband's and my favorite pastime is going camping! Nothing like peace and solitude while sitting in the middle of no where with no distractions or technology. In my opinion, it's actually like the ultimate date! Of course, nothing is more of buzz kill than trying to be romantic and drinking wine out of a red Solo cup, or worse, straight from the bottle. But honestly, who's going to pack real glasses? Not us! When I found Ramini Brands® Silicone Glasses, it was the perfect solution to our romantic getaway. The glasses are small and compact, seriously you can shove whatever you want on top of these, stick them in the bottom of your bag, and they'll pop back into form when it's wine time. Now, the only thing you have to worry about is that glass bottom of wine!


    •PREMIUM QUALITY: FDA complaint, BPA-free and eco-friendly. These are the best reusable glasses made of food grade non-stick silicone. They are microwave, oven and freezer safe and can resist temperatures between -40 C to +250 C. Incredibly designed to prevent taste transfer and leaks. Ramini Brands® glasses won't break so the fear we all had when entertaining guests using our breakable glassware is gone. It is perfect for drinking any of your favorite beverages.
    •MULTI-PURPOSE TRAVEL GLASSES: They are ideal for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, hunting, fishing or simply by the campfire. How about the outdoor BBQ or pool party? Kid's Birthday Parties? Sailing? Yes, they work! Fill it with your favorite soda, milk, juice, wine or spirit. Even water works! SAVE MONEY: They are reusable. No more plastic cups!
    •DURABLE, STRONG AND EASY TO CLEAN: In addition to its sharp design, Ramini Brands® best silicone glasses are eco-friendly, lightweight, and portable. They are easy to clean, strong and durable. Includes BONUS drink recipes and directions to brew your own beer! Washing is a breeze! They are stain-resistant and dishwasher safe.
    •PERFECT COMPACT SIZE: Ramini Brands® best silicone glasses come in an 11 oz. serving size. It is just the perfect size to sip your favorite drink! It easily fits in your front or back pocket so it makes it portable and easy to carry.
    •SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Your satisfaction is our priority. Ramini Brands® is so sure you will love your glasses that we offer a no hassle, no questions asked money back guarantee and you can keep the best BONUS recipes as our gift to you.


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    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name...

    ...I have to say I absolutely adore personalized books! When I saw The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name come across my Facebook feed, I knew I had to get one for AR and add it to her collection. The book is from LostMyName. As a family, the three of us sat down to read the book. It starts off with a little girl who lost her name and is on a journey to find it. This isn't your generic throw in your name here and there personalized book. No, the entire thing was geared around her! For example, on the first page, she met an Aardvark who tells him that he has an extra A so she can have one. Then the rest of the story goes out to meet characters that start with letters of her name, each of them giving her their letter and spelling out her name in the end.

    AR loved the illustrations and continued to flip through the book even after we were done reading it. She wasn't familiar with some of the characters so I had to explain what a unicorn was which led to a whole discussion of horses vs unicorns. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to get a personalized book, perfect birthday present!


    Seriously, this girl loved it!!!

    I turned around and she was flipping pages on her own.

    And I love that she recognizes her name!

    *I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest opinion.