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

X-Files Is Celebrating 25 Years With Mulder and Dana Barbie Dolls


In anticipation of next month’s 25th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi series THE X-FILES, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products has partnered with Mattel to develop THE X-FILES, Barbie® collection showcasing fan-favorite television characters, Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Available starting today on and on the, THE X-FILES Barbie® dolls celebrate the influential series that went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, becoming one of the most successful television dramas of all time.

Inspired by the hit sci-fi series, this doll assortment includes: Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Fox Mulder doll, and Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Dana Scully doll. Each doll wears their signature looks from the ‘90s – dark suits, “FBI” ID and badge.  Fans can relive Mulder and Scully’s investigations of unexplained, mind-bending cases with each of the series-influenced Barbie dolls, both arriving with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity.

In addition, starting today, fans have a chance to stump fellow X-Philes with their own trivia questions highlighting the various mythologies, unearthly conspiracy theories, and memorable Mulder and Scully moments. From now through September 6th, fans are encouraged to submit their most probing, challenging and interesting questions (and answers!) via for the chance to receive an exclusive X-Files prize pack and have their question included in “The Truth is Out There Trivia Contest.”

On the series’ 25th anniversary on September 10th, “The Truth is Out There Trivia Contest” will officially land on Participants who answer the most questions correctly, before the contest closes on September 17th, will automatically be entered to receive “The X-Files” 25th Anniversary Prize Pack – which includes the Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Fox Mulder and Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Dana Scully dolls.

For the series’ anniversary, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products has collaborated with other key licensees as well as creating its own exclusive line of merchandise, including a 25th Anniversary glow-in-the-dark tee and poster, an enamel pin, and transforming mug, now available to fans on
  • IDW Publishing – Ongoing X-Files publishing partner, IDW Publishing releases a 25th anniversary comic, The X-Files: Case Files. Under this banner, faithful fans will see the release of numerous micro-series, featuring stories that explore X-Files of the past and present by top talent from comics and prose!
Loot Crate - To celebrate the 25th anniversary of X-Files, Loot Crate, the leading subscription commerce platform for fans, will feature X-Files related items in its September “Invaders” themed Loot Crate, Loot Crate DX, and Loot Wear product lines - including an exclusive “X-Files Dimensional Poster” collectible in Loot Crate DX that commemorates Mulder’s iconic “The Truth is Out There” poster!
  • Rizolli  The latest collaboration with Rizolli lets fans revisit Fox Mulder and Dana Scully’s unexplained, mind-bending cases with “The X-Files” 2019 Wall Calendar. Featuring images from their investigations, the calendar showcases the series’ classic storylines, including alien abductions, the threat of the Fiji Mermaid, the New Jersey Devil and more. 
  • Upper Deck – The new Legendary Encounters: The X-Files Deck Building Game gives fans the chance to investigate the X-Files and work to unravel the greater conspiracy behind them. As Mulder, Scully, Skinner, Doggett or Reyes, players can recruit other agents, uncover evidence and fight enemies to face the final challenge – the conspiracy’s vicious “End Game!” 
  • Additional must-have items include: The X-Files Origins (Volumes 1 and 2) from Macmillan PublishersQuirk Books’ The X-Files: Earth Children Are WeirdThe Coop’s X-Files Case Journal and Evidence Bag Lunch ToteHallmark’s Mulder and Scully-inspired plush toys from their itty bittys® line, action figures from Diamond Supply, and coming soon from Rittenhouse ArchivesThe X-Files Trading Cards.
About The X-Files
The X-Files originally premiered on September 10, 1993. The influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, The X-Files is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.

About Mattel
Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price® and Thomas & Friends®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at

About 20th Century Fox Consumer Products
20th Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of 20th Century Fox Film, 20th Century Fox Television and FX Networks, as well as third party lines.  The division is aligned with 20th Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content and 20th Century Fox Film, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures throughout the world.

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