Category: Electronics

Give The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift With Krankz Audio

 

 

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift other than the typical chocolate or flowers?  Check out these Krankz Classic Headphones, available in a stunning red…perfect for V-Day!!

 

 

I always give my kids a gift for Valentine’s Day, after all, I do love them to pieces!  My teenage son is increasingly hard to shop for, but Krankz Audio made it a breeze finding the perfect gift for him this year!  These headphones have a retractable, foldable design with a built-in microphone which make them perfect for answering a call or playing an online video game with friends.  The noise canceling ability in these compact headphones is incredible, allowing you to drown out the world around you and enjoy your favorite activities.  The on-ear design combines superior sound quality with unparalleled comfort and style making them a great gift for anyone on your list this Valentine’s Day.

A few features you’ll absolutely love:

  • Incredibly clear and powerful sound.
  • Built in microphone and automatic call notification for easily switching between music audio and phone calls when paired to your smart phone.
  • Easy playback, using the intuitive headset controls on your ear cup for managing your listening experience.
  • High efficiency rechargeable battery.
  • To recharge your headphones, just plug them into any USB port or USB power cube.
  • Stream audio from your laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device – even TV’s – from up to 30 feet away.

 

If the person you’re shopping for isn’t a huge ‘red’ fan, these are also available in black and white so you can pick the color that’s just right for the person receiving them, how awesome is that?

This V-Day, check out Krankz Audio for all of your gifting needs.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, and at super affordable prices you’ll probably end up buying some for yourself too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Valentine’s Day Magical With Magical Butter

 

 

Looking for a way to make Valentine’s Day magical this year?  Look no further!  Magical Butter is here to take all of your Valentine’s Day treats to the next level.

 

 

The MagicalButter machine is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor, designed for creating fantastic recipes, infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more!  Make herbal butter in as little as 2 hours, and blend with the Magical Butter chocolate for an out of this world, crazy good chocolate experience.  The Magical Butter machine was designed to precisely extract the nutrients and flavor from your favorite herbs and infuse them into: butter, olive oil, peanut oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, canola oil, tincture.  Add herbal butter, oil, and tincture to your favorite foods and take all of your Valentine’s Day dishes to a new level!

A little bit about the MB2e device:

  • Fully automatic & microprocessor controlled
  • Temperature sensor and timer for easy set it and forget it attitude!
  • Makes herbal oil in 1 hour
  • Makes herbal butter in 2 hours
  • Makes herbal tincture in 4-8 hours
  • Stainless steel construction

 

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first food item that comes to mind?  I’m willing to bet you said chocolate!  Below you’ll find some great chocolate-filled recipes that you can make with the MB2e device.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons Magical Coconut oil 
  • 24 large ripe strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 ounces semisweet dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the dark chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  2. Grasping the green tops, slowly dip the strawberries one at a time ⅔ of the way into the melted chocolate. Let the excess run off for a moment. Arrange them uniformly on MagicalButter baking mats or waxed paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of the infused oil to the white chocolate, and melt. Gently stir.
  4. Dip a teaspoon into the melted white chocolate. Then, drizzle it over each dark chocolate-coated strawberry with a back-and-forth scribbling motion, producing a dramatic zig-zag pattern of fine white lines across the berries. Have fun—get creative!
  5. Chill your Chocolate-Covered Strawberries until the chocolate forms a crisp shell around them, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Chef’s Notes

  • In place of white chocolate you can use milk chocolate, for a shades-of-brown artistic strawberry flavor experience.
  • Make extra, because they won’t last!

 

Decadent Chocolate Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bar

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons/60-80 ml highly concentrated MagicalButter Coconut Oil or MagicalButter Cacao Butter
  • 1 pound/450 g high-quality chocolate (I mix ½ white and ½ dark, minimum 65% cacao)
  • 1 Madagascar vanilla bean, halved; use inner flesh (or 1 teaspoon/5 ml vanilla extract)
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried blueberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried cranberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml dried raisins, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml  M&Ms
  • ¼ cup/60 ml pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml cashews, chopped
  • ¼ cup/60 ml peanuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml sunflower lecithin

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl mix the berries, nuts, and M&Ms together, and set them aside.
  2. in a double boiler slowly melt the chocolate; then add the cacao butter/ coconut oil, lecithin, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into molds, and top with the fruit and nut combination. Refrigerate it until it is cool and hardened.
  4. Remove your Decadent Chocolate Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Bars from the molds, serve, and enjoy!

 

S’mores Squares

 

Directions:

  • ½ cup/120 ml MagicalButter (or MB Coconut Oil)
  • ½ cup/120 ml Sensual Chocolate
  • 6 cups/1420 ml miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups/1185 ml cinnamon toast cereal

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F/165°C.
  2. In a large saucepan set to medium, heat ¼ cup/60 ml of the MagicalButter and 4 cups/950 ml of marshmallows. Stir until the mix is completely uniform in consistency.
  3. Add cereal, and stir until the consistency is again smooth and even.
  4. Apply non-stick cooking spray to a cookie sheet, and evenly spread the cereal mix onto the sheet.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and evenly spread it over the cereal mix.
  6. Mix the rest of the MagicalButter and marshmallows in a bowl, and evenly spread them on top.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove your s’mores from the oven. Let cool. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Magical Coconut oil or MagicalButter
  • 12 small croissants, preferably stale (left out overnight)
  • 2½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the croissants and chocolate chips inside your MagicalButter machine, and secure the lid.
  3. Push the Blend/Clean button. When this short cycle is complete, you’re ready to assemble your pudding.
  4. Cut the croissants into pieces about 1 to 2 inches in size. Place half of these into the bottom of your 10-by-13-inch baking dish. Top them with half the chocolate chips; then, add half the custard mixture. Repeat the process; then, gently push the floating croissant pieces into the custard mixture to soak. Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  5. Bake your covered pudding on your oven’s center rack for 45 minutes. Then, uncover and bake it for an additional 40-45 minutes.
  6. Let your Chocolate Chip Croissant Pudding cool slightly, and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

 

I’m absolutely LOVING my new MB2e device, and I can’t wait to see what amazing creations I can cook up for a romantic evening for my husband and I.  If you’re looking to add the extra bit to put all of your dishes over the top, you absolutely have to check out Magical Butter!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet Makey Makey…The Most Unique Holiday Gift That Will Unleash Imaginations Everywhere

 

Have you ever played Mario on Play-Doh or the piiano on bananas?  Chances are, probably not.  But with the help of Makey Makey, you can alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.  Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century that can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.  It’s a simple invention kit that’s great for all skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

 

 

So…how does Makey Makey work?

Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey board. For example, you could place a clip on yourself, and a clip on a banana.   When you touch the banana, you make a connection, and Makey Makey sends the computer a keyboard message and the computer just thinks Makey Makey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). This allows Makey Makey to work with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.  How cool is that?

 

What can you make with Makey Makey?

 

That’s up to you!  First, load up a computer program or any webpage (yes that’s right, you’re surfing the internet to invent).  Let’s say you load up a piano. Iinstead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, kiwis, tomoatoes…anything really, and the various everyday objects become your piano keys!!

 

 

Want to play your favorite Mario game with a controller made of Play Doh?  Yeap, you can do that too!  No matter what idea it is that you can dream up in the amazing mind of yours, you can bring it to fruition with the help of Makey Makey.

You might be asking yourself, what materials work with Makey Makey?  Well, the possibilities are endless there too!   Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work (if it doesn’t already work, just rub it with bananas, spray it with water, or apply copper tape).  Some favorite materials to use Makey Makey with are: ketchup, pencil graphite, finger paint, lemons, you name it!  Other materials that work great are: plants, coins, your grandma, silverware, anything that is wet, most foods, cats and dogs, aluminum foil, rain, and hundreds more!

 

 

If you’ve got someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to create new things all the time, you can’t go wrong with Makey Makey.  Whether you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer or a present that will bring hours of fun Makey Makey has got you covered!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Sprint Holiday Phone Givewaway

 

Looking for a fun way to ring in the holidays?  What better way to ring in a new year than with a BRAND NEW PHONE on the best netowrk?!  That’s right folks, thanks to my friends over at Sprint I’m able to offer you a giveaway for not one, not two, but THREE brand new phones!  These phones will be ready to use on the Sprint network, and can be added to your existing account or used on a new account if you’re just joining Sprint.  Each winner will be allowed to win one phone, and only one phone may be won per address.  Check out the full details on the phones up for grabs below:

 

ESSENTIAL PHONE:

Presenting a simple phone crafted with titanium. The stunning edge-to-edge full display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Accessories click right to your device with a future-proof magnetic connector. Built to evolve with you, a device that resists scratches, dents and bending.

Feature list:

  • A titanium body, ceramic back and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 means your phone is safe without a case.
  • Edge-to-edge Full Display that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
  • Future-proof magnetic connector – simply click on an accessory.
  • Front-facing camera with 4K video and 8MP still photos.

Specs:

  • Battery information : 3040 mAh Li-ion Battery (embedded)
  • Bluetooth profiles : 5.0 LE: A2DP, HFP 2.0, AVRCP, PBAB
  • Dimensions : 5.57″ x 2.8″ x .31″
  • Display : 5.71″ QHD (2560 x 1312)
  • Keyboard : Capacitive Touch
  • Memory : 4GB RAM/128GB ROM
  • Operating system : Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 w/ Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • Talk time : Up to 23 hours
  • Weight : 6.53 oz

What’s in the box?

  • USB Fast Charger with USB 3.0 Cable
  • Headphone Adapter
  • SIM Tool

 

LG G6:

The new LG G6 packs serious innovation with an 18:9 FullVision display and Dolby Vision™, bringing images and videos to life, in a durable, easy-to-hold design.

Feature list

  • 5.7″ Quad HD + FullVision (2880 x 1440) 18:9 Aspect Ratio w/ 564 ppi Display
  • 13MP Dual Rear Cameras with sensors on wide & normal angles + 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • Sprint Exclusive: HPUE – extends Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage providing broader data coverage for faster data speeds in more places.
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
  • Rear Key with Fingerprint Sensor
  • USB Type-C Charging Port with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 – reversible design for easier plug-in; fast charging and data transfer.
  • Dolby Vision
  • Shock Resistant
  • Hi-Fi Audi Recorder – capture high-quality sound on the go with the ability to record over a separate audio track.
  • Andorid Beam- share contacts, web pages and more via Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • QuickMemo+: take notes with ability to choose paper style, pen size and color, add text with a PC-like tool bar and more.
  • Calling PLUS: Calling PLUS lets you call over Wi-Fi Connections and Sprint’s LTE network. You can browse the Internet and use apps while on a call.  Enable the service under Settings on your phone and experience great coverage and domestic calls at no charge.

What’s in the box?

  • 3,300 mAh Li-ion Battery (embedded)
  • Energy Efficient Charger with USB Type C Cable
  • Sim Card (Installed)
  • Sim Tray Ejection Tool

 

MOTO Z2:

The moto z2 pushes limits with longer-lasting battery, shatter-resistant display and dual 12 MP camera sensors. Plus, add new capabilities like an upgraded camera or powerful speakers with Moto Mods.

Specs:

  • Battery information : 2720 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
  • Bluetooth profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HDP, HFP, HSP, HID, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDP, SPP, MAP, GATT
  • Dimensions : 2.99″ x 6.13″ x .24″
  • Display : 5.49″
  • Keyboard : Touch
  • Memory : 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM
  • Operating system : Android 7.0
  • Processor : Qualcomm® 8998 Octa-core, 2.35 GHz
  • Talk time : Up to 21 hours
  • Weight : 5.04 oz.

What’s in the box?

  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Charger

 

***GIVEAWAY***

Three lucky winners will each receive one Sprint phone to use on the Sprint network. Giveaway will begin 12/05/17 at 9:00 pm EST and will end 12/19/17 at 8:59:59 pm EST.  Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize before another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Enter below!

 

Sprint Giveaway

The EyeVac Home Is The PERFECT Holiday Helper!

 

If you’re looking for a great way to help with the holiday mess this year, you have to check out the EyeVac Home!  This little stationary, touchless vacuum eliminates the need for a dust pan and leaves floors SUPER clean!  With so much going on during the holiday season the last thing I want to do is take more time cleaning than I have to.  This Christmas, the EyeVac Home is my magic little helper and after just a very short time with it, I don’t know how I ever lived without it before!

 

EyeVac Home is perfect for the kitchen, den, dining room, mud room, work shop, dorm, garage or any room with a hard floor.  The EyeVac Home stands up to tough challenges including pet hair, cat litter, dirt, mud, dust and even whole pieces of cereal and pet food.  Anyone that uses a broom can use the EyeVac, and it has even made having the children pitch in to help with chores much less of a nightmare.

 

 

With a sleek and contemporary design, EyeVac Home fits seamlessly into any house, condo or apartment.  Simply sweep debris towards the unit, and the infrared sensors automatically activate the vacuum, leaving you with a clean floor.  In addition to the “touchless” cleaning action, Eye Vac’s HEPA filtration returns clean air to your environment, free of dust, allergens and air born irritants making this a must-have for homes with allergy sufferers.  Choose the automatic setting for touchless activation or switch to the manual mode to allow activation upon demand by simply pushing the ‘activate’ button.  Suction compacts debris, maximizing the canister space which is already quite large so you don’t have to worry about emptying the contents often.  The full indicator lets you know when it’s time to empty the canister so no need to pop it open and check all the time, pretty convenient right?

Here are some of the EyeVac Home features that you’ll absolutely love:

  • Powerful 1200-Watt cyclonic motor easily removes all types of debris from your floor.
  • 3 Litre / 0.65 Gallon bag-less canister and HEPA filters means less time emptying and more time cleaning.
  • HEPA dual filtration system ensures a clean floor as well as clean air.
  • No need to purchase extra accessories.
  • Indicator light shines when the canister is full and it is time to empty.
  • Choose between Eye Vac Home’s Auto and Manual modes.
  • Cleans up mess within a 7-second vacuum cycle and then shuts off automatically.

 

While I can tell you guys until I’m blue in the face how well the unit works, I figured what better way than to show you how it handles the messes in my busy home?  Check out this video if you’re interested in seeing just how well the EyeVac Home works:

 

Whether you’re shopping for a holiday mess helper for your home, or looking for a great gift for that special someone on your list, you can’t go wrong with the EyeVac Home.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet The Chippies…A Pack Of Zippy, Interactive, Robotic Pups

 

Do you have a little one who’s been begging for a pet but it’s just not reasonable for whatever reasons?  Digital pets are a great option and will be the hottest gift under the Christmas tree this year.  If you haven’t heard of the Chippies for WowWee yet, they are simply just the cutest little interactive R/C pups out there.

 

 

Meet the Chippies!  A pack of zippy, interactive, robotic pups.  They’re loveable, playful, and sometimes a little mischievous – just like real puppies!  Chippies are playful puppies who love to show off their many tricks. Pet their heads for different reactions including sniffs, barks, puppy kisses, and even a sneeze!  Use the remote control to make your pet dance, sing, chase its tail, or tell it which way to roll.  Chippies explore your room on their own or guard it from intruders using their sensors, and will also sing together as a pack.  With bright LED eyes & posable hind legs, Chippies toys make great gifts for kids 5 and up.  My daughter is 6 and she absolutely loves her little Chippies pack. Take your pick of the litter with different styles and personalities – there’s a puppy for everyone!  These pups have as much energy as the kids playing with them…whether they’re zipping down halls, having a dance party, or exploring their environment, these pups are ready to play at any time of day!

The technology behind these super cute pets is some of the best out there, and after one play session with your new pup (or pups) you’ll see why they’re the best.  When you play with your Chippies, your touch is “felt” using capacitive sensor technology.  The sensors have a good sensitivity level so you don’t have to press hard which is nice…less frustration for younger users.  Accelerometers & gyroscopes measure g-force and orientation, helping your Chippies sense when it is being picked up.

 

 

There are four different Chippies available, all smaller in size than the original CHiP™ robot dog:

  • Chipper – this playful prankster is a funny dog who’s always eager to play and make you laugh.
  • Chipette – she’s got sass and she’s got class!  This loveable pink puppy with purple ears and a heart-shaped collar is ready for you to call her your own.
  • Chippo – your favorite watch doggie. This little black puppy with a gold doggy-bone collar prides himself on being the toughest of the CHiPPiES pack.
  • Chippella – she’s a sassy, classy lady pup!  This white and pink puppy with a heart-shaped collar is a very loveable member of the CHiPPiES family, and a limited edition model – available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us.

Check out the Chippies in action:

 

With the various color options and personality traits, there’s a little robo-pup perfect for all the little ones on your shopping list this holiday season.  Make sure you check out all the cool new toys from WowWee to make sure you’ve got little ones of all ages covered with the hottest holiday wish list gifts.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet The New Hoverfly XL From GoTrax

 

If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, you are probably aware of the kind of landscape I live in.  It’s a very rural place in Northern Arizona that doesn’t offer much entertainment and is pretty rough on just about any outdoor toy you can think of.  My kids have been asking for a hoverboard for a while, but I just hadn’t been able to find one that was both affordable and capable of handling the pitiful desert terrain.  When I came across the Hoverfly XL from GoTrax I was cautiously optimistic, and figured I’d FINALLY give into the kids (and husband) and try one of these things out.

 

 

Until now, offroad has been pretty off-limits for hoverboards.  Thanks to the geniuses at GoTrax, everyone can enjoy the fun, including my family.  The Hoverfly XL’s rugged 8.5 inch rubber tires are a heaven send for our terrain which is not only rocky but has pesky goatheads (and if you don’t know what those are, seriously look them up…you think stepping on a Lego is bad??).  The tires aren’t the only thing heavy duty about this bad boy thougth!  The heavy-duty aluminum hubs and durable external shield can take just about whatever you can throw at it.  If it can handle Arizona, what can’t it handle?

 

 

My husband was the first one to test the Hoverfly XL out and he picked up on it SUPER quickly.  This hoverboard is self-balancing and was designed to be easier to master even faster than other boards out there on the market.  The training mode feature is a great way to start off easy, and build up your ability to mount, control, maneuver, and dismount the board.  The zero degree turn radius combined with the non-slip foot pads and fender foot guards help make this a super safe, super maneuverable, super easy to use hoverboard that’s great for the whole family to enjoy!

 

 

When my oldest son got home from school he couldn’t wait to try out the new too.  After a couple attempts to get on and ride with Dad helping him balance he was ready to take off and enjoy the new toy.  Thanks to the Bluetooth feature, I’ve actually found a way to get my 14 year old up off his bed and away from the video games (SAY WHAT?!).  The built in Bluetooth paired to my son’s phone without any issues and his new favorite hobby is riding around listening to his favorite music.  With up to 12 miles on a full charge Kenny is also enjoying his new-found freedom getting to and from friend’s houses that live close enough to ride to but that are a bit too far to walk.  Top speed is 7.4 miles per hour so in just a few minutes he’s able to get from point A to point B and cut out A LOT of walking.

 

 

I told you that my husband got the hang of riding the Hoverfly XL pretty quickly and that was no understatement.  I received the hoverboard October 30th and he wasn’t able to try it out until the afternoon when he got home from work.  The next day, by Halloween evening, he was confident enough in being able to ride that he decided to take the board into town with us when we went trick-or-treating.  When he was moving around on the hoverboard his cape was flapping in the wind and there were SO many kids that were gasping and saying “look mommy, look daddy, Superman is flying!  He’s actually flying!”  That may have just been the best part of the night (for many kids too) and it was definitely a great memory made all thanks to the Hoverfly XL.

 

To see a little bit of how the Hoverfly XL handles the desert terrain, make sure you check out this little clip of my husband riding the hoverboard aroud:

 

 

No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, GoTrax should definitely be one of the first places your start you holiday shopping.  There are a few different models available so you can pick the one that’s just right for that lucky someone special on your shopping list.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet Pupbo, One Of The Smartest Robotic Pets On The Market

 

Robotic toys that feature artificial intelligence are all the rage this year.  Make that AI toy a child’s favorite companion like a dog and you’ve got a HUGE hit.  This holiday season I anticipate we’ll be hearing A LOT more about the super cute Pupbo from Silverlit.

 

 

Meet this little cutie, Pupbbo.  Pupbo is a lifelike robot dog that can learn 12 different tricks.  You will teach Pupbo using your very own voice commands.  Pupbo’s bone isn’t just any old bone, it’s a SmartBone that will help you teach him!  With the SmartBone included, you can name your dog, and you can also personalize up to 12 different commands in your own secret languages for lifelike poses.  No matter what language you speak, you can teach Pupbo which is brilliant for making this a universal toy.  Pupbo can also display different emotions such as happy and sad making him even more realistic.  If your kids have an electronic device, they can use the free interactive app to view Pupbo’s happiness, health status and direct-control different tricks.

Inside the box you’ll find:

  • 1 Pupbo (of course
  • 1 SmartBone
  • 1 Command Card
  • 1 Instruction Manual

 

 

In the official commercial, you can really get an idea of how much fun Pupbo is.  The movement is more articulate than other robotic pets I’ve seen on the market and my kids absolutely love Pupbo and his funny tricks.

To learn how to train your Pupbo, make sure you check out this instructional video below:

 

 

The video will teach you how to change Pupbo’s name to whatever you would like it to be.  You can also train your brand new best friend tricks with different commands.  Once your Pupbo is programmed, there will be no need for the SmartBone to stay in his mouth as he’ll remember the commands you’ve taught him, just like a real dog!

Expect to see Pupbo on every kid’s list this year so make sure you stock up now!  Pupbo is going to be a hot ticket item for sure!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Move To The Beat Of Your Own Tune with SoundMoovz by Cra-Z-Art

If you haven’t heard of SoundMoovz yet, they are probably one of the greatest inventions that I’ve EVER come across!  SoundMoovz is the revolutionary motion-activated instrumental device that allows you to play sounds with movements.  You can create sounds by moving, and dance along at the same time.  It is a completely new performance sensation, changing the way you interact with music, while having fun.

Once you receive your SoundMoovz, it’s not long before you can get going and start having some fun!  The app you’ll need is easily available (and free), so there’s no extra cost to enjoy all the sweet fun SoundMoovz offers.  In the app you’ll find over 400 sounds that range from robots and drums to melodic sounds like the “sunrise” category.  Each SoundMoovz package comes with two special bands that users wear to enable the device.  These super cool musical bands can also be connected to a speaker for a bigger sound.

My daughter had an absolute BLAST learning how to use these SoundMoovz musical bands.  Judging from how easy it was for my 6 year old daughter to pick up, I’m willing to bet that anyone, no matter how young or old, will enjoy moving through life to the beat of their own tune.  SoundMoovz is currently available in pink, blue, and black so there’s bound to be a set of bands that’s just perfect for whoever’s the lucky recipient of such a fabulous gift.  With Christmas just around the corner I can’ think of a better time to stock up on a few packages of SoundMoovz!

These bands each come with their own CR2032 button battery so I was a little worried about how the battery life would be.  It’s not that the batteries are expensive, I can usually buy a 5 pack of the CR2032 batteries online for just a few bucks, but if I had to replace them after every use it just wasn’t going to be worth it for me.  I am super pleasantly surprised that over the week my daughter has been using them (and it’s been A LOT) I haven’t had to replace the batteries even once!

Check out this short clip of my daughter learning how to use SoundMoovz, you’ll see how quickly she picked up on moving like a robot when we switched to the robotic sounds:

 

If you have a music-lover in your life, I really can’t think of a better gift this holiday season than their own set of SoundMoovz.  Throw in a few extra batteries for a stocking stuffer and you’ve got a gift that will give all year long.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make The Holidays More Delicious Than Ever Before with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ

Ninja is a brand I’m sure you’ll all recognize for their top-of-the-line kitchen products and the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ is no exception.  As a mother-of-three who’s ALWAYS in the kitchen, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful cooking system.  For those of you who love Ninja products like myself, you’ve probably had your eye on the new Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ too.  Everything you could ever ask for is included in this wonderful machine.  Featuring 4 cooking modes and 80+ pre-programmed recipes to take your cooking experience to a whole new level.  You can do so much more than make dinners with the Cooking System with Auto-IQ…you can make nutritious breakfasts, soups, and even deliciously decadent desserts!

This beautiful Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ is four appliances built into one, perfect for small spaces or busy on-the-go people like myself. This cooking system is a slow cooker, has a stove top feature for searing and sautéing, a steamer, and an oven for baking.  Cook everything from stews and roasts to seafood and vegetables and even baked goodies.  The Cooking System comes with Auto-iQ Technology: just select a recipe, add ingredients, and let Auto-iQ cook for you…and let me tell you, that has been a heaven send for me!  I can get a meal going before walking the kids out the door to the bus stop and not have even have to think about dinner the rest of the day.  Choose from over 80 pre-programmed recipes divided into four programs: Quick Meals, Layered Bowls, Grains, and Poached Infusions.  Don’t have much time?  Quick Meals are the solution!  Layered Bowls are easy two step recipes with the flavor and satisfaction of multi-layered meals, cooked in one convenient pot.  I made an American Chop Suey meal for dinner in only about a half hour, how cool is that?  Grains are perfectly cooked portions of oats and quinoa.  Lastly, Poached Infusions are all the nuanced flavor of your favorite poached dishes with none of the guesswork.  The included cookbook serves as your go-to guide for selecting recipes.  Between Manual and Auto-iQ functions, there’s a huge array of delicious, one-pot meals at your fingertips.  The 6-quart Cooking System also includes an auto stay-warm feature, digital timer, and steaming/roasting rack.

I wanted to fully test out the variety of features so I had fun both using recipes provided by Ninja as well as coming up with a couple of my own to see just how easy it was to come up with custom creations on a whim. I tried out everything from breakfast to dinner and even a yummy bread for dessert, and everything came out absolutely perfect and so SO delicious!

 

ROLLED OATS WITH PEACHES, HONEY, AND WALNUTS

(Recipe found on page 31 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned whole grain rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the pot.  Stir to combine, then cover pot.
  2. Select Auto-IQ Meals: Recipe 3 and press the START/STOP button.
  3. Stir and Serve

 

AMERICAN CHOP SUEY

(Recipe found on page 62 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 pound uncooked ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 box/bag uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Directions

  1. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH and preheat pot for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in pot for 2 minutes and then add ground beef, red bell pepper, and onion.  Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add macaroni, pasta sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and salt to pot.  Stir to combine, then cover pot.  Select Auto-IQ Layered Bowls: Recipe 4 and press the START/STOP button.  Stir and serve.

 

HEARTY BEEF STEW

(Recipe found on page 97 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds uncooked stew beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 4 red potatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 onions, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  1. Season beef with salt and black pepper, then coat with flour.
  2. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH and preheat pot for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in pot for 2 minutes.  Add beef and cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir broth, potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme into pot.  Set to SLOW COOK LOW for 7-9 hours.  Cover and cook until beef is fork-tender.  Stir in peas during last 10 minutes of cook time.

 

SPICY SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS

(This is a recipe I created for a tasty Hispanic-inspired meal)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs fresh or frozen chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 jalapenos sliced
  • 5 habaneros sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 fresh lemon, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper, then place in the bottom of your cooking system.
  2. Add jalapenos, habaneros, cilantro, lemon juice, lemon, onion, and garlic on top of the chicken.
  3. Set to SLOW COOK LOW for 6 hours.  Remove chicken from pot and shred with 2 forks.  Serve with your desired toppings.

 

PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BREAD

(This is a recipe I created for a yummy fall-flavored treat)

Ingredients

Bread-

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Filling-

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

 

Directions

  1. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, egg, sugar, oil, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt just until just combined.
  4. Pour 1/4 of the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the cream cheese filling by whisking all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the cream cheese filling on top of the batter spreading it out gently with a spatula.
  7. Repeat layers with remaining cream cheese and pumpkin bread mixtures.
  8. Swirl the layers together with a butter knife until you’ve achieved the look you want to achieve.
  9. Pour water into pot.  Place rack in pot.  Place loaf pan on rack.  Set to BAKE STEAM at 350 degrees for 85 minutes.  Cover and cook until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove pan from pot.  Let bread cool in loaf pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
  10. Let cool completely or slice and serve warm.

 

So far everything that I have tried out in the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ has come out amazingly delicious, and has instantly become family favorites…even for some of my most picky eaters!  Thanks to Ninja, the holiday season is going to run a lot more smoothly, and will be a lot more delicious too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***