Get back your summer with the DRYPro Waterproof Cast Cover

Get back your summer with the DRYPro Waterproof Cast Cover

I LOVE Summer!  Longer hours of sunlight, campfires, warm weather and LOTS of hours at the pool. That became a problem when my son broke his arm at a birthday party at the beginning of summer….. and due to the degree of his brake, he was not given a waterproof cast. Then summer looked a lot different immediately. Hot days spent inside the house in the AC because we couldn’t enjoy anything outside that involved water and hot weather isn’t fun when you can’t get wet.

That’s when a DRYPro Waterproof Cast Cover gave us back our summer.

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A DRYPro Waterproof Cast Cover allows you to swim or shower with a regular cast.

So how does it work?

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First, you want to measure the area of the injury according to the directions online so that you have the correct size.

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Next, it is recommended that you slide a sock over the cast so that the DRYPro is easier to get on and also so that the cast doesn’t damage the DRYPro.

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After you slide on the arm case you remove the air with the little pump which creates a vacuum seal that prevents the cast from getting wet or slipping.

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Now the test. To go in the water.

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So what was it like for my son to FINALLY swim after being stuck inside for a few weeks? This smile says it all!

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I checked his cast after taking off the DRYPro and his cast was dry. The very top part of the sock was slightly damp which I think had more to do with how high up his cast went on his arm.

I emailed a DRYPro rep and learned a few things that are useful for next time.

*You need to have the cover all the way over the cast so that the opening is laying flat around the skin. His rolled a little bit at the top which was more my error.

*You can also check that the seal doesn’t break when they move their arm up and down.

*If you’re able to create a vacuum seal, wait a few mins before submerging it in water just to make sure the seal is still tight.

*Also check to see that the seal does not break when they move their arm up and down.

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This product really solves a problem that a lot of people experience when faced with a broken bone or injury.

DRYPro Arm Cast and Bandage Covers start at $35.95 and have a 90 day guarantee.

The ability to bath or swim with a cast on is PRICELESS!

 

You can find out more about the DryPro from their website. 

 

Disclosure: I was given a DryPro for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

Skinny Cow Iced Coffee Tasting Party

Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee tasting party Cover

 

I love any excuse to get a few friends together. I was invited to host a coffee tasting to try out a few new products from Skinny Cow. I don’t need an excuse to drink coffee and I LOVE Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches so I figured that their coffee drinks would be great too.

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10 Reasons Why The Genesis Archery Bow Makes A Great Gift #BullsIDidIt

 

10 Reasons Why The Genesis Archery Bow Makes A Great Gift #BullsIDidIt

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow before?

The Hunger Games movie has brought back an increased interest in archery. I’ll admit that I’ve been tempted to sport a side braid and wanted to go shoot a few targets after watching the movie. I guess I’m not alone because USA Archery has doubled its individual membership in just two years thanks to the movie’s popularity in showcasing the sport.

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7 Reasons to Buy Your Holiday Meal Instead of Making It

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The Holiday season goes by sooooo incredibly fast and it can feel like there is a neverending list of things to do. Each year I have a list of things that I intend to do …….and each year it feels like I run out of time.
We can get so stressed out about fitting everything in that we lose touch of WHY we are celebrating. We have last minute gifts to buy, parties to attend,  Christmas themed events to enjoy, cleaning your home for guests and annual traditions that we try to make the season special.
I suggest letting the meal not be another item on your list to stress you out. I know first hand because cooking stresses me out! For a Holiday meal there is a lot of pressure for the food to be amazing and to create a memorable experience. The problem is that who has time for that when you are trying to fit everything else in.
Here are 7 reasons to purchase your Holiday Meal instead of making it.
1. The process is so much easier on every level.
Pick out your ham. Add your sides. Grab a dessert. The HoneyBaked Ham store is small enough that you won’t feel like you are overwhelmed and you can be in and out with the core of your meal covered.
2. Your kitchen stays clean.
There is a lot of work that goes into cooking because you also have a lot of prep and cleaning to do. Who wants to spend their whole day in the kitchen when you don’t have to.
3. A purchased Holiday Meal can be heated up and served with minimal dishes.
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I love that HoneyBaked Hams are precooked. That means that you can warm them up or even serve them cold. The sides can be cooked in the microwave or the oven which is helpful for time and space limitations.
4. The directions are easy to follow
HoneyBaked Ham gives you instruction for how long to warm up your ham and the best way to cut and care for your ham. I purchased my meal at the HoneyBaked Ham store located in Florence, KY. The employee there was extremely helpful and made sure that I was aware of the Product Care Guide that answered popular questions.
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5. The food tastes amazing
You don’t have to tell your guests that you didn’t make it from scratch if you don’t want to. Either way everyone will be happy with this meal. HoneyBaked Ham even has turkey if you want variety for your guests.
6. You still have amazing leftovers
When you go out to eat you have great food but a lot of time you don’t have enough for a few other meals. Our family loves to have leftover ham for meals. Ham sandwiches, split pea soup and ham and cheese omelets are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy leftovers.
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7. It’s less stress overall which mean more fun with family doing what you love over the holidays.
In a season that is already busy, cut yourself some slack and make less stress on yourself.
You can find a HoneyBaked Ham store near you from their website. 

From now until 1/11/15 you can enter to win a $25,000 HoneyBaked Kitchen Makeover when you buy a Ham and Turkey Breast bundle.

Check out this limited time coupon for $7.00 off any Sliced and Glazed Whole Turkey and 4lb Quarter Ham (Or Larger) from HoneyBaked Ham to help you make your holiday dinner easy and delicious!

(Offer Valid at Participating Retail Locations: Forestville, Silver Spring, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fields Ertel, Beechmont, Kenwood, Colerain, Florence, Salem, Centerville, Sawmill Road, McNaughten, Louisville, Lexington, Fern Creek, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Superstition, Tucson East, Tucson North, Overland Park, Independence, Barry Road, Norristown, Parma, Willoughby, Rocky River, Strongsville, Maple Heights, Canton, Fairlawn and Chapel Hill.)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation with HoneyBaked brand. All opinions and experiences expressed are 100% my own and my families.

Unique Gifts for Moms

Unique Gifts for Mom
Looking for a great gift for a special mom in your life?
Check out these unique gifts ideas! You can watch my segment on WLWT here.
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1). Downton Abbey Fragrances (downtonabbeyfragrances.com) – For the perfume loverThe Downton Abbey fine fragrance collection are sensual and sophisticated perfumes designed to embody the personality and style of the central female characters of the show, including Anna Bates, Lady Cora, Lady Mary, Daisy Mason, Lady Edith, Lady Rose and Countess Violet.  The collection’s fragrances are crafted in the artisanal method utilized by the master perfumers so highly in demand during the early 1900’s time period during which the show is set, allowing the fragrances to be very close approximations of the luxurious and complex perfumes which the high society ladies of that era actually wore.  The rich and varied scents of the fragrances have been crafted from pure perfume oils, without alcohol, chemicals, additives, artificial colors, parabens or phthalates.  These fragrances are pure and undiluted, vastly different than most perfumes on the market, which generally are up to 75% alcohol. Whereas alcohol-based perfumes evaporate in a rush, obscuring the delicate nuances of a fragrance’s complexity, the richness of each of the Downton Abbey fragrances can be appreciated much like fine wines. Each scent has top, middle and bottom notes that develop slowly after application on the skin, creating a sensual experience that lasts for and develops over a period of hours.  It is this kind of painstaking fragrance artistry that allows the Downton Abbey collection perfumes to reflect the personality of the show’s characters.  Downtonabbeyfragrances.com, $74.99 (8 ml).2).  Light Affection (lightaffection.com) – For those who appreciate unique memory/keepsake itemsLight Affection Low Res 4Light Affections offer a special alternative to the traditional way of displaying photos.  Light Affection frames are framed sculpture duplications of any photograph. The photograph is duplicated perfectly in sculpture and then combined with a beautiful lighting system that illuminates every aspect of the sculpture, creating a work of art that makes the memory displayed in a photograph seem as if alive and making it even more treasured.  Based on an age-old art form known as lithophanes (Greek for vision in stone), the engraving of an image comes to life when illuminated from behind. The varying thickness of the translucent material creates the illusion of the original image. Just email a digital image or mail a physical photograph and the company generates the Light Affection without damage to the original image.  Comes in sizes from night-lights to large frames in various styles and shapes. $45 – $239 depending on size, lightaffection.com.3).  Cushies (nufoot.com) – For comfort around the houseCushies Low Res 19Cushies, the newest indoor footwear creation from the Nufoot Company, are a comfortably padded and soft slipper-shaped footwear, but which is also nearly weightless, amazingly flexible and has a breathable mesh top.  They are also antimicrobial and both water and skid resistant.  Its sturdy neoprene construction makes it durable and comfortable on any indoor surface.  Comes in a variety of colors in sizes for both men and women.  $19.99, nufoot.com4).  Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System (soundoasis.com) – for the music loverBST Low Res 1

The Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System combines the best facets of a high-quality, wireless bluetooth speaker and a therapeutic sound and sleep therapy device.  As a Bluetooth speaker, it has a 30 ft. range to stream music from your mobile device or computer.  Its built-in usb-rechargeable battery allows for 5-8 hours of cordless use on one charge.  Super compact size at 2 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches in diameter makes it very portable but still has excellent sound quality and powerful bass.  Built-in sleep therapy sound tracks can be customized to run seamlessly for up to 8 hours.  Perfect for improving sleep, blocking noise and managing tinnitus.  10 different sounds are built-in and more sleep/sound therapy tracks/sounds can be downloaded from the SoundOasis.com store or from the Sound Oasis Apps.  $59.99,soundoasis.com

5).  Fits for the Occasion Tiles (placetile.com) – For the home entertainer

 

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Fits for the Occasion Tiles are a new line of stylish, erasable ceramic accent labels with interchangeable, magnetically attached motif designs, perfect as dinner table place cards for guests, as descriptive accessories for each dish being served and for many other entertaining uses.  Each Fits for the Occasion ceramic label tile can be customized for the setting and occasion by simply detaching one motif and attaching a new one.  Comes in 16 different motifs to fit any party or gathering theme.  The Fits for the Occasion Tiles come in 2 sizes, 6” x 8” MessageTile size and 2.25”x3.75” PlaceTile size.  $14.95 – $38.95, depending on size and style.  PlaceTile.com

6).  Glo to Sleep (soundoasis.com) – For sleep comfort

 

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The Glo to Sleep is a unique sleep therapy mask device that helps people sleep better, naturally and effectively, by focusing the mind on the process of relaxation and sleep, helping users to fall asleep quickly, stay asleep for the duration of the time desired and wake up feeling rested, whether for just a nap or a full night’s sleep. Works anywhere, anytime whether at home or on the road. Resembling a lightweight and comfortable sleep mask, the Glo to Sleep utilizes specially designed lights inside the mask, called Points of Glo, to slow brain activity, achieve an alpha wave brain state and engage deep, natural and restorative sleep. The Points of Glo also act to effectively block out all external light, preventing it from interfering with the effect of the Glo to Sleep, while recessed eye pieces still allow the eyes to blink normally. The Glo to Sleep is fully adjustable and made from lightweight, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, breathable foam, making it comfortable to wear for anyone for any period of time. Completely wireless and no batteries required. The Points of Glo simply need to be exposed to any light source (sun, light bulb, etc) for about 30 seconds to become activated. They then emit this absorbed light for before gradually fading over time. To use, just put on, look up into the eye pieces and hold a gaze on the Points of Glo while breathing deeply. The Glo to Sleep then rapidly slows the brain’s activity level to a deep relaxed state. Features brightness and dimming control, from 10 minute dimming ramp down time to 30 minutes.  Looking up at the blue Points of Glo will be the last thing the user remembers upon awakening. 100% money-back guaranteed. $39.99

Disclosure: I received items for review and presentation purposes. All opinions are my own. 

3 Adventures Made Easier with a DryCASE

3 Adventures Made easier with a drycase cover

 

I first discovered DryCASE from a few instagram accounts that I follow who used the product on their adventures. That made me do a little research to find out how this product could be used for a few of my adventures.

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