Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Healthy Fall Guide

I love the fall weather but I do not like how it makes me feel.  It makes me just want to curl under my blankets and watch television.  How does it make you feel?

Don't let Fall get you off track.  Stay focused on your goals and find things that can help.
1)  Red Ace-They are beet juice shots that are a quick, healthy, and delicious way to get long-lasting, clean energy.  Beat the slump by having energy without those mid-day crashes. 

2)  Mediterra Nutrition-These are loaded with fiber, nutrients, and vitamins.  Remember it is better to make lifestyle changes versus binging on diets.  Perfect snacks that all are natural, Non GMO, and Gluten-Free for your salty or sweet cravings.

3)  Ozarka Sparkling Water-Say no to sodas and yes, to sparkling water with 0 calories, 0 sweeteners, and 0 sugars.  I cannot say this enough hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  This is a great option for those that don't like plain water.  Or like me, need a little help burping.

4)  G Organic-Gatorade’s new USDA certified organic sports drink, G Organic is made with just 7 organically sourced ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  I love to run when the weather gets cooler.  Usually I am in training for the Aramco half marathon in January and I need to stay hydrated and fueled to get my mileage in.

5)  Lala Yogurt Smoothie-Made from real fruit and is packed with protein, vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium.  These are great for on the go.  The perfect any time snack.

Disclosure-Sample products were received for review.  All products have been Independentmami tested and Independentmami approved.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Poster My Wall Offer

I love to chronicle the life of my children.  Growing up my parents didn't have money or time to.  If you ask me for pictures on Throwback Thursday, there are only a handful that I can pull out.  So it was important to me to make sure, I cherish those moments in my children's lives.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with USFG and Poster My Wall.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

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#HelloHouston Welcome Dick's Sporting Goods

Sports and outdoors is a big part of our life as a family.  I am so glad that I found a person to share my life with that shares a passion for exercise, fitness, and adventure.  I am glad that we have instilled this in our kids as well.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Dick's Sporting Goods.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

We are always gym ready and could practically live in our workout gear if allowed.  In the past few years I feel Houston is coming up in the world when it comes to fitness, exercise, and family fun.  There are so many running groups, bike rides, and fun runs.  There is no longer an excuse not to get out.  But of course, you need the right gear for the selfie shot because if it is not on social then it doesn't really count, right? 
Have you seen this blimp flying around the Houston?  Houston, the wait is finally over.  Dick's Sporting Goods has come to Houston.  They opened six new stores in Baybrook, The Shoppes in Parkwest in Katy, Willowbrook Mall, Deerbrook Mall, Woodlands Mall, and First Colony Mall in Sugarland.  Dick's Sporting Goods celebrated their grand openings at each store by throwing unbelievable celebrations.  I attended the grand opening of the Dick's Sporting Goods at The Shoppes in Katy.  I even got to meet and greet Troy Landry from Swamp People. 
Though that was awesome because that's Troy....."shoot'em, shoot'em Lizbeth", what I really was geeking about was this brand new store.  It is three stores in one; Field & Stream, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Golf Galaxy.  There was everything and anything you can think of. 

They brought it because of course, everything is bigger in Texas.  This store fits in perfectly.  There were three things that impressed me the most:

1)  Help Button-I hate being in a store and no associates can be found.  Or being in the back of the store with a small child wanting to be in and out but guess what, no one tries to help you even though you obviously need help.
There are need help buttons all over the store in every area.

2)  The Pros-We are amateurs at everything but hello, that is how everyone starts right.  There are Pros and technicians available in-store for Lacrosse, Golf, Skate, Guns, Fishing, Racquet, Glove, Bike, Bowling, Archery, and CO2 filling.  So even if you don't know what you are doing, they do. 

This could have came in handy when my son started playing Tennis and I had no clue where to start.  Really would have save me the million trips to several stores looking for the perfect bike for me or when we were searching for a bike rack for our car.  Sports equipment is not like clothes that you can just try on in the fitting room.  Most of the time you buy it taking a chance because once you walk out the door it is yours and you can't return it once you try it.

3)  Product Selection-There was so much selection to choose from.

Just check out the Bike and Cycling section that has a wide selection of gear and equipment available for you to choose from.  It is like Dick's knew about all the cycling groups in the Houston area. 

Have you been to one of their new stores?  You should.  They have great deals and sales throughout the store.  Check out the weekly ad at  

Thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods two (2) lucky readers will each win a $50 gift card.  Enter below: 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

iRestore Hair Growth Serum Review

I did not know about all the crazy quirks after having a baby.  I guess when I had my son I was so young, things went over my head.  My pregnancies where each special but very different.  I was much younger with my son and much older with my daughter.  I had heard that some ladies lose or shed hair after having a baby but I was born with a full head of hair for two people and I never noticed if it did the first time.  But the next time around, I did start to lose my hair and I felt like it was not growing. 
Thanks to iRestore for sending sample product for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

I have been trying different things to try and get my full head hair back.  I stopped getting hair cuts thinking that it would get fuller that way.  I chopped it off to try and start all over.  I figured it was damaged and it needed to be restored.  I have tried different shampoos, conditioners, and treatments. 

In trying different products I was offered to sample iRestore hair growth serum.  It seemed easy to use and why not try it.  You gently massage into the scalp, I could do that.  It is all natural, preservative free, has no odor, and no side effects.  It can be used by men and women. 

The Hair Growth Serum was developed using an advanced thickening formula, Redensyl®, that is clinically proven to stimulate hair growth for both men and women who suffer from alopecia.  The Hair Growth Serum is formulated with patented molecules, Redensyl® and Vitamin E & B, designed to reactivate hair stem cell activity and nourish hair follicles to promote optimal hair growth.  By applying 1ml two times a day directly onto the scalp in areas of hair loss, users can expect to see significant visible results in as little as three months. 

After only using the product several weeks, I believe the product is working for me.  I just got a haircut too.  I had been afraid of getting haircuts in an effort to preserve what hair I do have left. I can wait to see the results after 3 full months of use.

The iRestore Hair Growth Serum is developed and made in the United States.  It is sold for $39.99 for a 2oz. / 60ml bottle.

To learn more, visit

Alice Through The Looking Glass Tea Party

Have you ever been to a tea party?  I do not believe we had.  Every little girl wants to attend a tea party and where do they get this idea from?  From Alice and her friends.  Alice who?  Alice in Wonderland, or course. 
Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for inviting me and my kids to a very special Tea Party to celebrate the release of Alice Through The Looking Glass on DVD and Blu-Ray!  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal opinion.

What do you need in order to have a perfect tea party? 

1)  Tea Room? -McHugh Tea Room hosted us in their beautiful location that included everything tea.
2)  Tea Party Attire-From what I know, you definitely need a hat and anything goes for an Alice in Wonderland tea party.  We each picked a character from the movie and interpreted their look.  My daughter was Alice, my son was the Matt-"Hat"er, and I was the White Queen.
3)  Tea Party Food-We started with some tea, sandwiches, scones, and desserts.
4)  Entertainment-What is an Alice in Wonderland tea party without Alice and her friends?  In celebration of Through the Looking Glass, we got to watch it.  And remember those hats I said we needed, well no need to worry if you did not bring one.  We created our own creations.

Check out more random pictures of all the fun we had:

Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a spectacular adventure, featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, in which Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree Review

When I was little I loved My Little Pony.  I collected them.  I like how the ponies are still around to bring my daughter joy.  It is so cute to see all the little girls her age going crazy over something that I went crazy over when I was little.
Thanks to Shout Factory for sending sample for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.


What Could Be More Fun Than A Field Trip To Everypony’s Favorite Camp?  When Canterlot High School goes on a field trip to Camp Everfree, they're surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen. Twilight Sparkle , with the help of the Mane 6 and especially Sunset Shimmer (who refuses to give up on her), must confront the dark "Midnight Sparkle" within herself and embrace her newfound magical abilities to save the beloved camp from closing down for good!

Bonus Features

    • Audio Commentary
    • Bloopers
    • Sing-Alongs

My daughter loves these girls, camping and sing-alongs.  This is the perfect movie for any little girl or family movie night.  It is really cute and has become one of my daughter's favorite.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend Of Everfree, is now available in a Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Download combo and in a DVD + Digital Download combo from Shout! Kids. 

For pony fans ordering their copy directly from Shout Kids, a free poster is included. Copies of the film for sale in Walmart will include a pair of Twilight Sparkle barrettes!  Copies at all other retailers come with an adorable “Camp Everfree” sew-on camp patch.

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2016 LEGO KidsFest Houston

Are your kids builders?  Like LEGO builders?  I remember playing with LEGOs when I was a little girl.  All the things you can build and can just let your imagination go wild.  LEGO KidsFest came to Houston. 
Can you imagine huge characters all built from LEGOs?  Like how many LEGOs can be in one place?  I am just glad I do not have to pick all of these up.  

Here are some of our favorites:

 Duh, everything is awesome!  Everything is cool when you are part of their team....
Are you team Superman or team Batman?  We are a house divided on this one. 
But we are all team Super Heroes!  And not just the boys get to be super heroes, the girls get in on some of the action too.
My daughter's favorite area was one that I thought I would never get her out of.  It is every little girls dream come true to see their favorite princess.
There was something for everyone.  We all had a blast.  The imagination and creativity of all of these displays were great.  There were construction zones, master builder sessions, group builds and of course these life size models everywhere.  I am so glad that LEGO KidsFest returned to Houston as one of their tour stops this year. 

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***Disclosure-I am a USFG member.  Thanks to USFG got provided complimentary tickets for my family to LEGO KidsFest 2016.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.