Tuesday

Stomp Rocket Toy Review

stomp rocket


About Stomp Rocket


Stomp Rocket has recently released their new Stunt Planes version of their toy. The stunt planes are 100% kid powered. You run jump and stomp on the stomp pad to launch the rocket or plane in the air. In this version you get 3 stunt planes that you launch with kid power. 

Review of Stomp Rocket




Stomp Rocket is a pretty reasonable price on Amazon for only $29.99. This is pretty average for an out door toy like this that provides a lot of interaction. I'm pleased with it's durability and it works just as advertised. It's a great alternative to the dangerous SDS rockets we launch as kids which could harm your kid or other peoples kids. This one is totally safe and good for even younger kids as long as they have the strength to launch it or they're willing to get a little help launching. The dogs enjoyed fetching the rockets back, just don't allow them to keep them or you'll have rocket shaped dog chews! Cute, fun, interactive toy for summer!

Disclaimer: A free Stomp Rocket was provided for my review purposes.



Monday

What No One Tells You About Chickens

raising chickens


Chickens Are an Investment

Chickens are a bit of an investment. When we first got chickens, we got baby chicks. We thought, the chickens are only $1.99 each! Easy start up. It turns out you need special water dispensers, feeders and a place to safely keep them. We bought a plastic bin, that then needed to be upgraded to bigger and bigger sizes. You also need wood chips and a heater. Luckily, once you get all of these things you can use them again for your next batch of chicks. Once the chickens get bigger, you'll need a regular chicken coop, wire to keep them a yard, straw and bigger feeders and a bigger water dispenser.


Chickens Are Funny


Chickens are so funny. They're just goofy. Try feeding them cooked spaghetti noodles and watch them run around stealing them from each other. If you socialize them when they are little, they will run up and give you love later on. They cackle and laugh at each other, get stuck dust holes and get run over by their friends. They're just goofy little birds and so sweet! Give them some chicken toys and build them a cheap playground out of 1:1's and they'll entertain themselves for hours. 
Chickens Are Cheap to Raise


Chicken Math Exists


Have you ever heard of chicken math? If you haven't google it. Basically it means that you can't just buy 1 or 2 chickens. Once you buy 2, they become an addiction. We started with 6 and now we have 12 and we're about to add 6 more. Chickens are like Pringles, you can't have just one!


chicken math

If you want to know more about raising chickens, stay tuned for more Chicken articles..

Do you have chickens, if so how many?





Thursday

Watermelon Water Review (WTRMLN WTR)

beyonce watermelon

About WTRMLN WTR


According to WTRMLN WTR, Watermelons are 92% water. In order to make this hydrating water, the naturally electrolyte rich water is squeezed directly from the watermelons and bottled. There is no added sugar, just straight watermelon water with added flavors such as mint, cucumber and cayenne. 

Review WTRMLN WTR


Perhaps the coolest part about WTRMLN WTR, besides its name, is it's back story. Co-founders Harlan Berger and Jody Levy put together this refreshing new company in order to fix an environmental food waste problem. They wanted to do something with the "discard" melons farmers just get rid of. These perfectly good watermelons, that didn't fit the cosmetic needs of the food industry were just going to waste. 

Levy and Berger decided to squeeze these melons and gather the delicious water/juice that comes out. I had the opportunity to try several flavors. I enjoyed all of them except for the Cayenne, it just wasn't a flavor for me. The most refreshing flavors were the Watermelon Cucumber and the Watermelon Mint flavors. I do have to point out that just, because they have no added sugars, doesn't meant they are sugar free. They have 12 grams of naturally occurring sugars each bottle, which is actually quite high for a water drink. My husband who is diabetic, is unable to drink these. However, as long as you are not diabetic and you drink these in moderation, they make for a refreshing summer treat!

Celebrate National Watermelon Day with WTRMLN WTR recipes!



wtrmln wtr


Popsicles
INGREDIENTS:
  1. 1 + 1/4 cup of fresh watermelon slices
  2. ½ cup WTRMLN WTR 
  3. ½ cup coconut milk (or alternative milk of choice)
PREPARATION:
Puree 1 cup of chopped WTRMLN slices with ½ cup WTRMLN WTR and pour into popsicle molds so molds are 2/3 full. Freeze for 30 minutes and pour chilled cocnut milk on top of frozen watermelon blend. Top with remaining watermelon slices and freeze for an additional 30 minutes. Rinse molds under warm water to release popsicle and enjoy somewhere near a pool or beach.

acai watermelon

Acai
INGREDIENTS:
  1. 1 bottle of WTRMLN WTR (12 oz)
  2. 1 frozen acai berry packet or your own acai blend.
  3. 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
  4. 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa.
  5. 1 tablespoon maca powder.
  6. 1/4 cup sprouted almonds (or any nut or seed)
  7. 1 cup of milk alternative (coconut, almond, soy, rice, hemp, etc.)
  8. 2 cups of ice.
PERPARATION:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Top with your favorite granola, coconut, or fresh WTRMLN slices. Enjoy with a smile.