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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"I'll Push You"

disclaimer:  I received the following book from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my own.

"I'll Push You"

by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck

  "I'll Push You" is the true life tale of two best friends who decide to go on a challenging adventure.  They decide to take on the 500 mile trek from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostella in Spain, also known as the El Camino de Santiago.  

  This six week journey is tough enough for many folks let alone the fact that Justin is in a wheel chair and that Patrick will be pushing him over the rough terrain.  Along with their camera crew to document their journey and Ted who has agreed to help them for awhile, they head out for a wonderful adventure.

  Mommy in PA:  I just want to say that this is one of those books that I was dragging my feet with, not that I didn't like it, but because I didn't want it to end.  

  You really get to understanding these guys and what they've been through in their personal lives and the challenges that they and their families face everyday.  They make you see that everyone has their battles, whether physical like Justin's or more inner turmoil like Patrick's and how allowing yourself to be open to others and receive help from others can finally make you realize what really matters or what your next step should be.

  I love how this book would take you from a really sad moment in one chapter and do a total flip and have you laughing to the point of tears in the next (the story about the bat had both my husband and I laughing so hard...the book is totally worth reading for this part alone).  The emotions are so real.

  I can't wait to watch the documentary that was filmed during the trip.  It will be the perfect companion to the book.   

  I think it is just wonderful how all the others stopped to give a hand or just talk for a bit, it reminds you that we really are all just humans trying to make it day by day and sometimes we all need a little help and sometimes helping others helps us : )

Monday, August 14, 2017


disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own. 


  Have you decided to up your fitness game?  Well if so and you are adding in some yoga or perhaps you are already a yoga enthusiast looking for some new accessories then Aurorae is the place for you.
With their huge assortment of eco-friendly yoga products you are sure to find what you are looking for. 

  Thanks to the folks over at Aurorae we were able to try out a couple of their products and here is what we thought: 

  Mommy in GA: Ok so I know by this point I am supposed to be on here sharing how advanced my yoga moves have gotten since the last review of a yoga mat.......... it just didn't happen that way😭

I am still using my very beginner yoga in a very sporatic way on this new AWESOME mat though!!!
I am in LOVE with the dark maroon color and the light airy texture of it.

The mat comes with instructions on the proper way to care for your product AND the aurorae slip free rosin bag....helps keep your feet in place better whether you are sweaty OR sometimes helps hold you up if you stumble a tad ( a friend told me cause, I am totally graceful😂)

I also received the yoga sandals but unfortunately they were a little small for me but my girls' have been loving them and say they are super comfy (and i think they are super cute too!!!)

The spray is awesome...smells like a pina colada : )  I like to spray it on myself after my workouts and on just random things throughout my house, it really energizes me.  I use it on my bed and on my couch the most. 

  The towel is also amazing...super light-weight but very absorbent.  No need to rub this towel around, just wrap it around you and wait a minute or two.  Also love the enormous size.  It would make a great towel for at the beach or pool, not only does it dry you super quick but it also makes you feel instantly warmer : ) 

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

  Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

  Well it's that time of year again...either your kids are already back in school or will be shortly.  Well we all know how hectic mornings can be whether you have one kid or many kids (like mommy in  Well we all want our kids to start their day with a healthy breakfast but who has the time to prepare full blown meals every morning?!?!  We've all been known to hand our kids something they can just scarf down real quick, as often times we do ourselves, well what if that convenient food was also a healthy food?  Well it can be if it is Nature's Bakery Fig Bars : )

  Nature's Bakery Fig Bars are using wholesome ingredients like stone-ground whole wheat and contain no gmo's, no dairy, no soy, and no high fructose corn syrup.  They come in a nice variety of flavors too including raspberry, blueberry, lemon, peach apricot, apple cinnamon, strawberry, original fig, and mango.

  Mommy in GA: We LOVE to do food reviews in our house ( for totally different reasons😂)
The kids because apparently i NEVER buy anything good lol but, always get good stuff to review.
Me because we are able try the products to know what we will be buying and because my kids like to eat every crumb of the "bad" food i keep in my house on the regular😂

At first my kids'  said.... "ewwww fig bars😔😢, I hate those."

The big favorite in my house was the blueberry or apple cinnamon these were both delicious!! 

The pomagranite and mango were a close second and the fig taste was not super strong.

I really liked the fig flavored one also lol

The only one we were unsure of was the lemon it was ok but I think we still have a few of those in the cabinet though.

  Mommy in PA:   We actually tried some of these flavors a few years back but were super happy to try them again : )  My son actually asks for these when we go to Sheetz, I was super surprised when I first saw them there.  Healthy and readily available, can't beat that!

  My absolute favorite is the blueberry (they taste very similar to my mom's blackberry strudel, a healthy food that tastes like a decadent dessert...yes please).  A close second would be the raspberry for the same reason.  I also loved the lemon, totally didn't expect to but I did.  I guess I was expecting the lemon to be really strong but it wasn't : )

  The fig was really tasty too, if you like fig flavor you will love these, it doesn't have that over the top sweetness.  The apple cinnamon was also good (not my favorite anymore though), strawberry would have ranked higher if the flavor was a bit stronger but that would have required sugar i imagine.  The peach apricot was better than I expected, I am very picky when it comes to peach flavoring and I typically love it or I hate it, these were kind of in the middle (may have been the apricot).  My least favorite was the mango, probably because I don't eat much that is mango flavored but they weren't terrible : )

My son is a huge blueberry fan so those were his new favorite, and also the kind he gets at the store all the time.  My husband tried one once, think it was strawberry and didn't like it cause he said it was too bland and I haven't been able to get him to try them since, oh well...more for me : )

  All in all these were all pretty tasty and I know why my son asks for them when he sees them at the store : )

Skoy Towel

disclaimer:  We received the following product for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

Skoy Towel

  So are you looking for the perfect product to go along with your Skoy Cloth and your Skoy Scrub?  Well we were : )  Fortunately the company came out with the Skoy Towel and we were lucky enough to each get one to try out.

  The Skoy Towel is made out of 100% recycled polyester and and features print on both sides in your color choice of red, green, or blue.  It is microfiber so it easily cleans up messes without the use of cleaning products but unlike other microfiber cloths it won't stick to your fingers.  These towels are super soft and super absorbent.  They measure 18 by 24 inches and are available at for $12.99.

  Mommy in GA: I got the green and LOVE it although seeing it in blue makes me think i need skoy towels in EVERY color!! 

If you are like me the way things feel make a huge difference......this Skoy towel is sooooooo soft! The kids all came running and wanted to feel how soft it was lol and they were talking about the cool design too.

The uses are a list of forever! I hang it on the oven door for easy hand drying (that in itself is a big job in this house😂) Other jobs we have tackled we can dry the whole counter and bar with just the Skoy towel (if your kids wring out a dishcloth like mine you are amazed right now) too clarify my counters and bar usually look like a small lake when they are done😂😂 no problem for the Skoy towel😉

Also, spills have nothing on this new towel either, it is pretty awesome. 
The Skoy towel has surpassed review expectations in my house❤❤❤❤❤

  Mommy in PA:  This thing is AMAZING!!!  I decided to clean out my fridge and I mean really clean it out.  I took out all of the shelves and washed them down and used the Skoy Towel to dry.  Well my fridge is pretty big and there was a lot to dry, well the Skoy Towel worked perfectly and continued to dry down to the very last shelf.  That totally amazed me, I figured for sure I would have to get out other dish towels to finish but nope : )  

  I always keep it handy by hanging it over my oven door handle and it looks so cute, and if you want to mix it up a bit just flip it over : )

  My daughter and her boyfriend were over one evening and we decided we were going to sit in the adirondack chairs but it had rained earlier : (  No problem for the Skoy Towel, it dried them both and still would have been able to dry more.  Like I said...they are AMAZING!