Friday, August 31, 2018

Back To School Must Have: Everlast Notebook by Rocketbook

With kids heading back-to-school it’s no question that budget is top of mind. So why not get the kids a notebook that will last forever? The Everlast notebook by Rocketbook provides a classic pen and paper experience that is built for the digital age. Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services.

 When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. Use the Rocketbook app to scan your notes into editable documents and automatically save them to your favorite cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote, to name a few.

Rocketbook allows students to document their notes and illustrations in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, and with its reusability, Rocketbook will last a lifetime. 

The 411:

Rocketbook has come with me everywhere since receiving it. It is a spiral bound notebook that comes with a special pen where you write just like any other notebook but now you can digitally send it right to an email or cloud service of your choice with the Rocketbook app on your phone. You take a picture of the page with the app and email it where it needs to go. 

There are so many uses:

As a blogger, I use it to jot down ideas, draft a blog post, write a reviews, and write back to the 100s of emails I get every day. 

As a mom, I have used it to send my kids love notes written by me not typed out. 

As a wife, my husband needed my signature for paperwork at work the other day. I was able to email it right over to him so he could digitally place it where necessary on some benefit paperwork as well as send off a shopping list since he was getting out of work early and I was still at the pool with the kids. 

This is what my email looked like when I sent it to my husband.

So much easier than texting or typing an email on my phone.


The book is reusable just use a moisture rag to erase and start over.
Unlike a dry erase board the ink doesn't smear. It looks exactly like pen
Each page has 7 symbols at the bottom which means you can set each up as a destination right in the app. This is cool so whenever you check off the symbol on your page there is no reason to input an email every  time.  I have one for each of my kids, my husband, my job, myself and my Google Doc. 
The app also keeps everything organized for you in your history
The prices are really reasonable. 
Great for students who aren't quick typists. Take notes in your Everlast Notebook and send it to your cloud
No more wasting paper 

This is what the app looks like
See my review here (forward to 2:09):

To Purchase:

There are so many books to choose from

Disclaimer:I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. All opinions are my own.

[Back to School] 12 Bullying Warning Signs

from the bully or rejection by friends," Dr. Nelson says. "As a result, parents are often the last ones to know." 

He shares these 12 warning signs parents should watch for:
  1. Emotional upset, anxiety, and depression.
  2. Frequent headaches and stomach aches.
  3. Faking illness.
  4. Unexplainable injuries.
  5. Changes in eating habits.
  6. Poor sleep / frequent nightmares.
  7. A drop in school performance.
  8. Not wanting to go to school.
  9. Sudden loss of friends.
  10. Avoidance of social situations.
  11. Low self-esteem.
  12. Self-destructive behaviors including self-harm, running away, or talking about suicide. 
Dr. Nelson explains why some kids become bullies and others can become targets of bullying. He can share how parents can talk with their children to uncover and heal the emotional trauma of bullying, as well as other steps and when to take them.

"Take necessary action with the school and/or the bullies’ parents to assure the child's safety," Dr. Nelson says. "Help the child to know that he or she is valued and that it is safe to communicate with you as a parent or a counselor."

About Dr. Bradley Nelson: A holistic Chiropractic Physician and Medical Intuitive, Dr. Bradley Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. He has certified thousands of practitioners worldwide in helping people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and other negative emotions and their associated physical symptoms. His bestselling book, "The Emotion Code," provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body's healing power. Download a free copy of the ebook and the audiobook by visiting

Get Ready For The Vacation of The Year - Hotel Transylvania 3

I am so excited that Hotel Transylvania 3 will be available on Digital September 25 and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 9. We didn't get a chance to see it in the theater even though we made plans to do so about 4 times before it was out. 

More on this movie coming soon!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Funkins Lunchbags For Back To School Or Work

Funkins LunchBags: Funkins Lunch Bags keep food fresh, cool, and ready to go, making school that much for exciting (because we all know lunch time is the best time)! Each bag is thoughtfully designed with interior patterns, soft handles, durable zippers, reinforced seams, interior labels and a convenient interior pocket. Rest assured each lunch bag is free from any harmful chemicals including lead, phthalate, PVC andBPA free

The 411:

Back To School usually means a new backpack and a new lunchbox for my daughter. She refuses to eat the school lunch. This year she is getting a lunchbag from Funkins and honestly I think it fits more than I usually put in her lunch box. On top of being super cute it is light, easy to hold and free from chemicals. I even love that the inside is just as cute as the outside.

This pink bag is designed with butterflies on the outside and polka dots on the inside.

There is even a place to put your child's name in the label. As someone who works in a school I can tell you this is one of the most important things besides being able to keep your food at a safe temperature.

Guys...look how much space is inside this bag.

They definitely light up the lunch table and you can even order a design coordinated cloth napkin that can even be used as a place mat.  It comes in a pack of two with two different designs. Both items are machine washable. I have a little one in my class that comes in every Monday with her freshly cleaned lunchbox and napkin. I can tell because I am addicted to the softener smell her mother uses to wash both.

Choose from one of the designs or get a custom designed one.

Hopefully we can get a good year out of this. I will let you know. The price is $29.95. A little higher than I usually pay. Usually I get one for $19.99. 

See this and other Back To School items on my You Tube Video

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

No More Tangled Up Headphone Cords - CordSkinz #Giveaway

CordSkinz:  A lightweight, flexible skin that fits over your headphone wires. It protects and gives you a tangle-free experience every time. No more pulling tangled cords out of your pocket or backpack! If your kids are like mine their headphones get tangled into the messiest knot you’ve ever seen. It is close to impossible to get it untangled, leaving them with a ball of useless cords. Made in the USA, this product comes in nine different colors making it easy to match your kid's style and personality. This earbud wire covering is an accessory and protector all in one. They will love to rock them and you will spend less money replacing headphones! Win-win-win

The 411: 

I love CordSkinz a flexible cover that fits over the wires of your headphones!  They come in many colors in including glitter! You use the little tool that comes with them and place them right over your headphones. It was unbelievably easy. This is a great gift idea! I need to get a few of these so my husband, me and the kids each have one. It will save time and frustration. Come to my house and at any given time someone will be trying to untangle their headphones.

My daughter wanted to race me on putting the cord on the headphones. She took 4.8 minutes according to our timer and I took 18 seconds. Hmmm...I win.

See my video review and many other great products here.  

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.