Smart Weigh Memory Bathroom Scale

The Smart Weight Memory Scale is one of the COOLEST gadgets I’ve ever reviewed! This scale knows when someone steps on the scale (no tapping and waiting) and can also tell when a DIFFERENT person steps on (up to 8 different users can be stored). Also, it has dual colour screens that light up green when you’ve lost weight, and red if you’ve gained since the last time you checked. It is made from very durable tempered glass and has a digital backlit LCD screen so its really easy to read the numbers.

This item currently does ship to Canada from Amazon.com!

It also apparently contains “precision mechanics and component” that let you know if the scale needs to be recalibrated or has been moved. It is able to record weight in lbs. and oz. and can weight up to 440 lbs.! It takes 4 AAA batteries, which was pretty easy to install (but not included) and even comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

When I first stepped on the scale I got my reading… (NEVER ask a woman what her weight actually is, especially after having had a baby!). 10 seconds later, I checked and it weighed me .2 lighter. Checked a third time and it was exactly the same as the second time I checked. When I use my current (non-smart scale) its very different depending on how I step on that scale. So a .2lb difference once is pretty awesome I think.

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I had my husband step on the scale, and it registered him as user #2. I stepped on, saw me as user #1. When your weight is taken the scale will enter the memory mode. Each new user is automatically recognized as a new user and is stored in the next available user profile. The user number will appear on the screen. (i.e. U1, U2, U3 etc) The Memory Scale can store up to 8 users. Each time a returning user takes a reading, he or she will be recognized and their profile automatically be updated. The current weight will remain on the screen for 5 seconds. Then, the previous weight reading will be displayed for 10 seconds and the weight difference from the previous reading will also be displayed. Then it shows up as either red (gain) or loss (green).

If the weight difference between two people (say twins for example) is within 2 kg (4.4 lb), then that user would have to manually create a new profile by double tapping the scale during the memory display of another user. This will store their profile as a new user. Then when these two people stand on the scale the two profiles will be displayed one after the other. You have to confirm which user they are by tapping the scale during the display of their profile. The profile information will now be updated.

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This scale is also SUPER thin, this is my TV remote on top, and scale on the bottom.

ALSO – You can purchase this scale from Amazon.com by CLICKING HERE AND it ships to Canada! There was an extra cost to ship to Canada, but loved that the option exists for Canadians to purchase this.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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 Here are a few pictures from their site that really clearly show what I was talking about.

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Begin with blue.

The first time you step on the scale it automatically programs your user profile and displays your initial weight reading in blue.

Stay in the green.

If weight loss is what you want, then green is the goal! After your initial weight reading the scale will recognize if you have lost weight and display it in green.

Avoid the red.

If you have gained weight, this scale will let you know by displaying your weight with a red background. This is motivation to stay out of the red and go green.

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Auto programmable.

The SMS500 Digital Bathroom Scale programs and records your information immediately and creates a user profile for you that you can use to continually track your progress and performance.

Recognition.

This scale easily identifies which user has stepped on through memory recognition. The auto-recognition feature seamlessly allows you to monitor progress and results, helping you stay on point.

Step it up.

Now you can simply step on a scale, check your readings and step off. No need to complicate things, our step-on technology allows for simple and easy use time and time again.

Up to 8 user profiles.

Profiles can be created for up to 8 users and monitoring readings for multiple profiles is a breeze. Step on the scale and it instantly recognizes which user you are. It then tracks and stores the info as that user.

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Large and clear LCD display.

Seeing is believing, and with this full and extensive back-lit LCD display your weight readings are shown with clarity, plenitude and elegance. Your results have never been easier to read.

Precisely accurate.

Our AccuSense technology is the next evolution in efficiency. Sensors within the scale utilize advanced calibration to bring you accurate results time and time again.

Bold and broad.

The wide platform of the SMS500 provides you with plenty of room, and is a spacious and comfortable solution for your weighing needs. Simple and enjoyable, the Smart Weigh!

200 Kilograms max weight.

This scale can provide readings and results for even the most robust measurements. Rest assured with a calm confidence knowing that the SMS500 can handle the heaviest loads.

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I received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review

Chromo iPhone 6 Battery Case

iPhone 6 Battery Charger

This item does not currently ship to Canada through Amazon.com. I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

This is a different phone battery case than the Vaxza I had previously reviewed and posted about.

The battery charger case uses a 2500mAh Li-polymer rechargeable battery with a unique Rapid Charge technology. It is able to charge not only your iPhone 6 phone, in addition to the case, adding another FULL charge (and then some in my case) to your phone.

There is also a protective bumper around the sides and a hard-shell back plate helping to avoid damage from scratches, bumps, drops, while still keeping a slim profile. There is no cover over the front screen, so you can either keep the front naked, or use a screen protector – depending on your preference.

Three lights on the back of the case flash while charging, and go solid once the phone, and the case both have been charged to maximum. It seems to charge faster than the previous Vaxza I reviewed, and provides more than a full charge, which I really liked, since sometimes I was forgetting to charge two nights in a row — this would give me that little bump extra that I needed.

They state that there is an “efficient Desk Stand function which allows you to operate hands free and multitask easily.” While there is a stand, which is the bumper around the cell, it was extremely HARD to remove. I felt like I would be breaking or bending the case, in order to separate it, to access the stand. So for me, this function was not applicable – but I am okay to just use this case as a charger. It would be cool if this feature was easier to get to however.

Another thing that was actually better than the previous case was that when connected to my laptop, this charger case still allows me access my pictures and stored videos (I had been removing the other case not realizing some make this possible). I really like this added convenience.

On both cases I do sometimes get that the application cannot be verified. I am not sure if this is the case clashing with Apple, not recognizing drivers – but it seems to function fine nevertheless.

All of the battery cases seem to require an extra plug port to use headphones. They provide this with the case. It is needed since the case plugs into the power adapter at the bottom, then additional space for the battery, keeping it slimmer. I do not mind since I rarely use this port, but others may find it annoying. (I am pretty sure ALL power cases will have this issue, unless they specifically state it’s built in).

All in all… I WOULD recommend this power case, due to the ability to access media stored on your phone, long battery life it provides and slim profile. I would not recommend this if you want to use the stand or switch cases often, as its very hard to open.

 

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Parents for Sale

Parents for Sale

Have you ever wished to be rid of your parents? I am pretty sure EVERY child has wanted this at LEAST once in their life (sorry mom – I love you!)

Well that is exactly what the title of this story promises. Parents for Sale has a very attractive front cover and is comprised of 9 short chapters, with just as amazing pictures between each! The Clarks have decided to sell Pistachio, the family dog that the twins adore. BUT – their parents are tired of yelling at Luke and Lucy to feed Pistachio and take him for walks, which the parents eventually have to do themselves.

The twins really want to save their dog, and come up with a great idea – since they cannot convince their parents to keep Pistachio, they will sell their parents instead. They switch the sign at the end of the driveway. Then they just need to wait for buyers to come.

Will they REALLY sell their parents to the highest bidder? And what will their parents think of this idea when they get back from the grocery store?  Read the book to find out!!

I thought that this was a really cute book. The pictures were great, and really well illustrated. I love how they capture something important from each 1-2 page chapter in the form of an image.

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I could see this as being used as a read aloud in a primary class, or a book study for an older child. A parent could read this book to their child (or have it read to them) then discuss the twins ideas, if it was a good idea, and what they would do in their situation when the last buyer shows up.

It was extremely well written and edited, with no errors that I noticed. I love the idea that different children came to buy, rent and trade for their parents. I love that it doesn’t work out the way the twins planned and what Pistachio does (don’t want to spoil the story). The only thing I do not like is the way the “villain” and principal is treated by the children, though I think kids reading this book will think its funny. Nevertheless it is still a pretty good story!

I received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review

15 min Vegetarian Quick & Easy Recipes

Fast Meals!

I received a copy of this eBook free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

This vegetarian eBook is divided into five sections:

Introduction – what’s a vegetarian, benefits, becoming a vegetarian and time management. “Generally, a vegetarian is person who doesn’t eat beef, fish, poultry, or any other animal products such as lard, chicken stock, or gelatin.”

Easy and Quick Recipes for Busy Moms, which includes such recipes as Avocado Scramble, Parfaits, Summer Pasta Salad and potato pancakes.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Romantic Meals – with recipes such as Nutella Trifle,  Cheese-Filled Croissants, Chocolate Fondue and Tofu au Vin.

Quick and Easy Recipes That Even Kids Can Make – with Egg Cups, Pizza Sandwiches, and smoothies.

Easy and Quick Recipes for Parties – with Quick Banana Popsicles, Spicy Cheese Fondue, Basil Watermelon and Feta Bites.

For the most part, the ingredients were actually easy to find in my small, remote, hometown. There were some formatting inconsistencies however, though I will be emailing the author to have them corrected in future editions.

One problem I did have though was that they stated vegetarians do not eat gelatin in the introduction, but there were 3 marshmallow recipes – which use gelatin. Perhaps there are vegan marshmallows available in larger towns, but around here, I’ve never heard of it. I’m not vegetarian, so it doesn’t bother me too much, but in a book devoted to that, it’s an issue. Past reviews mentioned that there was chicken stock and fish sauce in some recipes, but I didn’t any of those – so it’s good to know that they are listening to reviews and making changes (I did see vegetable stock).

There were also some missing quantities in 3-4 recipes, but I’ve also brought that up with the author. So hopefully those issues can be fixed quickly for future eBooks.

Regardless of the issues found above, the recipes do appear to all be very quick and easy to make, and there are many of them that I would like to try and make myself – especially the Kalamata Olive Brochette for my husband (since he adores Kalamata Olives).

Some of the recipes have full colour photos which look impressive and oh so yummy. I made a few of the recipes – they were fast and easy to make. Kinda forgot to take pictures though (sorry) but I will try to update with some next one I make!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is something that is become more popular lately – many moms are exclaiming its uses to help cure cradle cap, dry cracking skin, and many other uses for babies – but my problem was always that it stayed really tacky, and while it smelled amazing going on, soon there was a nasty, stale kind of smell.

Enter a new product called FRACTIONATED Coconut oil (use Promo code RCOCONUT to save $$$)

Now, you might have the same initial question as me — what the heck is fractionated oil?

According to organicfacts.net it is “a fraction of the coconut oil” with “almost all the long chain triglycerides removed” … “making it an absolutely saturated oil,” which has the added bonus of giving it an extremely long shelf life with greater stability. It also “raises the comparative concentration of Capric acid and Caprylic acid, thus giving it more of antioxidant and disinfecting effect.”

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I’ve had and used coconut oil in the past, but it was NEVER like this before. It had always come in a tub, and was white, solid and smelled a lot like coconut. This was totally different; it was in a tall squeeze bottle, clear, liquid and had no smell what-so-ever.

When I rubbed it on my skin it absorbed in completely. It took a little while since I think I used too much, but there was no residue and it was not at all tacky. I was really impressed with how well it absorbed into my skin, especially compared to past coconut oils and other massage oils I’ve used in the past.

Next thing I tried to use this as was a massage oil. I added in some essential oils and it worked great since there was no other smell to the oil mixing and messing with the scent.

The only thing that seemed strange to me was that one label stated it said for EXTERNAL use only, but then on the back it lists the possible uses, and one of them is to be used for cooking. So I messaged the company and this was the answer: “Fractionated Cooking Oil can be used for cooking purposes but as a company we recommend that you do not.”

I found it odd that the company would state that they do not suggest it be used for cooking, but still place it on the label as a possible use, and in the listing information ” In addition, it is odourless and tasteless and can withstand very high heat so it can be used in cooking.” Nevertheless, the oil itself is great as a moisturizer and massage oil. Should you wish to cook with it, as many other people have, including reviewers on the Amazon listing, do so at your own risk.

This coconut oil comes with a “LIFETIME hassle-free money back guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. There is absolutely no risk to you when you order now! If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked (you do not even have to return the bottle).”

Click HERE to buy a bottle, and use Promo code RCOCONUT for a discount

I received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review

Bobee Polka Dot Wall Decals

Bobee Polka Dot Wall Decals

The first thing I would like to mention… I am NOT an interior decorator. But, when I saw these, I thought they don’t look too hard. (I had managed to get jungle decals up in our playroom… these dots can’t be that hard) – and I was RIGHT. They were insanely fast, and EASY to get them all set up.

The first thing I needed to do – take a before picture! The room came with the “Love you to the moon” decal when we moved in, and just never took it down since it worked so well in the space.

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My next step was to show you a picture of what came in one package…

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Then I set to work, which, honestly for the blue took maybe 3-5 minutes top, with my son awake and playing in the room (so – this was SUPER fast).

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But what I noticed in the pictures (more so than on the wall itself) was that the light blue on the dark paint, with white details was kind of hard to see… I had placed the white detail stickers onto the larger plain blue stickers. So, since I was sent three different colours, I started adding the “grey” ones, which looked gold to me on the wall and it was a pretty awesome effect.

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When I started adding in the gold ones, I was going to keep them up just for the picture, but I REALLY liked the way it looked, and not just for the review itself, but to remain this way.

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It was very easy to peel the existing blue decals off the wall, and even off the other decals. Little Man needed to go to bed, so I didn’t try adding and removing them too many times but they seemed just as sticky as when right off the sheet.

Check out their website or purchase from Amazon, and get your own stickers to decorate walls, diaper pails, wipe containers or anything in and around your home that needs a little personality!

I received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review

Chew-Choo Teething Necklace

The jewellery mommy wears and baby chews

I was sent this SUPER cool necklace to review, which was invented by… another mom

Check out my YouTube video review, and enter to win your very own FREE of charge!

Giveaway ending April 23rd at midnight EST
Amazon listing and price: $21.95 – $36.95
Open to legal residents of the USA and Canada, excluding Quebec

– If a Canadian winner, you will be reimbursed for the cost through ebay, as promoter does not yet have this set up to ship globally.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

UPDATE: Canadians can now buy on Amazon.ca here!!!!

Vita Pure Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

Have ever eaten an amazing meal, only to later have heartburn, gas, indigestion, regurgitation, bloating, burping, bowel problems, weight gain and/or acid reflux. If you have, then it’s possible you are one of many people who require digestive enzymes. There can be many other reasons to have these symptoms, but they can also be caused when your pancreas cannot create enough digestive enzymes in your stomach to digest food and absorb the nutrients you’ve eaten. This results in undigested food in your intestines, which ferment and cause the above symptoms and many other health related problems.

According to this products website and Amazon listing

The top 4 Benefits of their Digestive Enzymes include:
Helps to digest your food better – fats, carbohydrates & proteins.
Improves your ability to absorb critical nutrients.
Decreases bloating, occasional constipation & indigestion.
Pancreatic enzymes are beneficial for pancreas support & pancreas cleanse.

The Vita Pure Products Advantages:

  • Safe & Pure Digestive Enzymes (Safety and purity of our products are very important to us at Vita Pure Products.
  • It is made in the U.S.
  • Produced in a High – Quality Certified GMP facility to ensure the safety for you and your family.

Additionally, when you purchase this product, you will receive a free bonus report on the Top 4 Foods You Need to Avoid If You Have Digestive Problems.

Now I have only just started experiencing these types of symptoms, but my mom has been suffering for years, especially if she eats pork. It will always repeat on her, and she feels ill after eating it. Since my mom has had past experiences with various digestive enzymes, I asked her to try them and let me know what she thought.

She was taking these every day, and noticed they do definitely help with digesting the food. She noticed that with taking these enzymes (especially when eating protein based meals) that her bowel movements were softer and more consistent than when not taking enzymes to help her digest the protein. She attributes this solely to taking the enzymes and the food being better broken down, digested and absorbed. She also mentioned that she needed to take two capsules for it to work for her. She is still finding some trouble when eating pork, having light regurgitation, though much less than if she hadn’t taken anything at all. However, she has enzymes at home that are specifically tailored to digesting meat, and those work much better for her when consuming pork products.

The Vita Pure Enzymes contains Protease, Amylase & Lipase enzymes (which are naturally occurring digestive enzymes that makes it easier to digest these foods but also improves the body’s ability to absorb crucial nutrients). The other enzymes my mom normally uses to specifically help digest pork also contains Peptidase FP (from Aspergilus oryzae) and Invertase (from Saccharomyces cerevisiae). This may be why her other enzymes work better for her when consuming pork compared to the general Vita Pure Enzymes.

One thing she did mention, is that with Canadian product standards, they have to not only list ingredients but her enzyme bottle also states the amount of each enzyme contained in one capsule. It is unfortunate that the product I am reviewing did not state amounts, as we could not then compare ingredient quantities. She continued that there are very minimal instructions on the Vita Pure Enzymes bottle: “1-2 caps before each meal, or as directed by a health care professional.”

Her regular Canadian enzymes bottle has much clearer and descriptive directions: “Take one capsule with water at the beginning of each meal as needed (or open capsule and sprinkle over food that is not hot). If meal is large or unusually high in fat or protein, a second capsule may be taken at end of meal.”

In conclusion, she would recommend the Vita Pure Enzymes for anyone suffering from minor to moderate digestive issues. They work well as a general enzyme to aid in digestion for my mom. She also wanted to add “but what works or doesn’t work for me might be different for others.” Everyone digests foods different, dairy bothers me, but not my mom. Mom is bothered by pork, I love it and could eat it for days on end.

If you would like to try this natural digestive enzyme to help you absorb your foods better you can have 15% Off. Here’s the Amazon Promo Code: DENT1515 which expires April 30, 2015. CLICK Here for their listing.

I received this free of charge in exchange for an honest review