Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Review

It's finally warm enough to play outside. Last week Braxton got to play outside all day.I had put some store brand sunblock on him. I always reapply and all that good stuff. Well the next day he was so sunburnt his little ears had blisters. I felt so bad and it was all because I bought sunblock that wasn't a full spectrum sunscreen.

I came across Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen and emailed them to do a review. This is just the product my baby needed.
“Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen originated in Australia, where standards for sunscreen are the highest in the world. Even though Blue Lizard is now manufactured in the U.S., we still adhere to those strict standards to offer the most advanced formulations available in sun protection. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Blue Lizard delivers clinically proven, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a mineral-based, water-resistant, SPF 30+ formulation. Our patented BPA-free Smart Bottle™ changes colors in the presence of harmful UV rays, reminding you to cover up. We offer an array of products for every skin type and outdoor need. It’s no wonder Blue Lizard is the brand most recommended by pediatricians, dermatologists, pharmacists, and moms that know a thing or two, nationwide.”
We were sent three different bottles to try out. Sport, Face, & Sensitive. I love using the Sensitive on Braxton. He has sensitive skin and always has red patches on him. Its fragrance free, chemical free, & paraben free. I can put it on him and not worry about his eczema flaring up.

Blue Lizard is a safe sunscreen I can feel safe using and knowing he will not burn. The lid changes colors on the Sport & Face in UV light and gets darker as UV rays are more harmful. The Sensitive the bottle changes color.

We were outside for a few hours and when we went in he was not burnt. Its def. a brand I can trust!

We will be opening our pool hopefully soon and will be using the Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen Sport very frequently. I love that I only need to apply it every 240 minutes.

I hardly ever use sunblock on myself , always to worried about the kids, but my face has been burning since I've been cooped up all winter, so I will be using the Face.

You can purchase all of these as well as Baby & Regular in multiple sizes. Remember to apply sunscreen even when its cloudy out. Reapply every two hours.

It was chilly but he had his Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen Sensitive on.

Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen Sport  is very water resistant, meeting Australian Standards of 240 minutes in whirlpool water. It is designed for daily, full-body protection for the most active of people.

SPF 30+
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
Very water resistant
6% Zinc Oxide

Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen Sensitive uses only high quality natural minerals, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, for broad spectrum UVA and UVB skin protection. Dermatologist-recommended and specially formulated for everyday protection on face and body, involving no potentially irritating chemicals, Blue Lizard Australian® Sensitive Sunscreen is effective UV protection but gentle on sensitive skin.

SPF 30+
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
10% Zinc Oxide; 5% Titanium Dioxide

Blue Lizard Australian® Sunscreen Face is a non-comedogenic, broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF30+, skin protectant in a daily moisturizer, enriched with antioxidants like Vitamin E, caffeine, and green tea to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of aging. Its gel formulated protection glides on easily and is designed for all skin types.

Gel-formulated Daily Moisturizer
SPF 30+
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
Antioxidant Enriched
8% Zinc Oxide

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The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ringling Bros is coming to Youngstown at the Covelli Centre

Ringling Bros is coming to Youngstown at the Covelli Centre May 7th-10th.

Covelli Centre Youngstown, OH

Thu, May 7 7:00PM
Fri, May 8 7:00PM
Sat, May 9 11:00AM ,  3:00PM ,  7:00PM
Sun, May 10 1:00PM ,  5:00PM

You can purchase tickets at

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions!Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

We love the circus it is always a great time. Arrive an hour early for the pre show and meet the cast and have some fun!
Hailee loves trying on the costumes and seeing everyone up close in the past when we attended.

Be sure to arrive early for the All Access Preshow,

Here’s your chance to feel what it’s like to be part of The Greatest Show On Earth® when you arrive 1-hour before the show! You and your family have a special invitation to an amazing circus experience – and it’s FREE ADMISSION WITH YOUR TICKET! Step Right Up and be part of the All Access Pre-show party where Children Of All Ages are invited down to the arena floor to get autographs from circus stars, try on costumes, learn acrobatic skills, and juggle with the World Famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley! Enter for a chance to win an original pachyderm painting created by one of our majestic Ringling Bros.® Asian elephants! Come join the fun before the show even starts!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

We got Blue Eggs

Our Egger laid a blue egg! We have two Eggers we recently got so hopefully the other one starts laying soon! We are getting lots of eggs now!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Bike

Hailee outgrew her bike so we got her a new one to surprise her with today!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Great Day for the Akron Zoo

Today was a beautiful day to be outside. The weather was the best it has been this year! We took the boys & Uncle to the Akron Zoo unfortunately Hailee was at her dad's and had to miss out! Some other family met as there as well! Akron Zoo provided my family tickets to attend and we were more than happy with our trip today!

The line to get in was a bit crazy since we got there at opening time, and the day was beautiful!

Once we got inside Braxton ran to the Penguin Exhibit. They had statues you can stick your heads in and he loved it every though he was a bit to short.

It took us a few hours to go through everything because we took our time. Braxton is at the age where he loves everything. He really loved the "kitty".

Inside the building where the bats are we saw the bats of course as well as my favorite frogs, an axolotl which the kids were excited to see since we have white ones as pets.

Outside the aquarium they have a carousel lion you can sit on for a photo op. Near the building is a giant carousel you can ride for $2.

The aquarium has some really nice jelly fish, fish, frogs, komodo dragon, & a touch tank, the kids loved it.

The bigger animals outside were all napping. It must have been nap time!

Braxton said WAKE UP BEAR!

The kids were really into the Eagles, we have an Eagles nest down the road from us so they loved looking at them close up. The zoo keeper told us they are all rescues. This one was very friendly and has been hand raised.

Braxton wanted to meet the otters. He shared a drink & a kiss!

After visiting the fake otters the kids found a slide at the otter exhibit, the slide is clear and goes through the otters pool. Its pretty neat and the kids saw otters as they slide down. Kids really enjoyed themselves.

The next part of the zoo was my country boys favorite part, the farm as he called it. He pretend milked a cow and pet some goats. They have a little maze for the kids and a train you can ride for $2.

The kids saw a big pirate ship playground so we stopped for some shade while the kids played. They loved it and the adults got a break!

The last animal we saw before we headed out was the flamingos. Braxton really loved them and Hailee would have to!

Today was a wonderful fun filled day! The Akron Zoo is a wonderful experience for kids & adults as well.
Braxton walked the whole time without a stroller and did well. Its set up so that you can follow the paths and see everything without missing any animals.

Check out the Akron Zoo hours & pricing and take your family! We will be going back later this year!

Winter Season
November – April
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Per person $7.00
Akron Zoo Members FREE
Non-member parking $3.00

Summer Season
May – October
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Adults $11.00
Senior Citizens (62 & older )$9.00
Children (ages 2-14) $8.00
Akron Zoo Members FREE
Non-member parking $3.00

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Veggie-Go's Review

Braxton goes days without eating anything really, I keep fluids in him, his doctor says its just a stage. When he does eat he doesn't eat as much fruits & veggies as he should.

I came across Veggie-Go's and decided to give them a try with Braxton. He loves "snacks" so he assumed they were candy or something. He loved every bite of every flavor we were sent.

Each Veggie-Go's contains a 1/2 serving of fruit & a 1/2 serving of vegetables. There is less than 1/3 of sugar than leading fruit strips. They are Organic & non GMO.

The best thing they are something he will actually eat while I sneak in Veggies!

Veggie- Go's come in 5 flavors.
  • TropiKale™ flavor is a blend of the tropical fruits of kiwi, guava and mango with nutrient-dense kale, pumpkin, and apple.
  • Mountain Berry Spinach
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Cinnamon Spiced Beet
  • Carrot Ginger

 His favorite by far was the Cinnamon Spiced Beet, Can you tell? He was a mess but he loved it!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

My newest fish

We added our 10th tank. I choose Angelfish, I've always wanted them! They are beautiful fish.

Something just doesnt belong...

Found a ear plug in our pork rinds today. Very disgusting!!