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Product Review: Target Blazers

16 Feb

On my way home from work I stopped in target to see what was new. I had not been in a while, mostly due to the security issues they have been having this year. Anyways, I found some great finds and a wrote a check to purchase. =)

1)  Mossimo Women’s Boyfriend Blazer – $27.99

This blazer fits so nice. I am tall and usually have a hard time finding blazers that are long enough. I turned up the sleeve to make it hit just above my wrist. There is plenty of arm room and I do not feel restricted while wearing.  I also like that there isn’t a button. This blazer can be considered a multipurpose. Wear it to work or a night out on the town.

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2) Mossimo Women’s Ponte Blazer – Siren Red – $34.99

The bright spring color of this blazer is what caught my eye. Dealing with months of cold snowy weather in Michigan this is a great new color to add to my wardrobe. This blazer fits nice. It is not to tight across the arms and the button is in a nice spot and it does not pull when the coat is buttoned up.

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I have not purchased this coral beaded necklace yet ($16.99), but I think it would pair nicely

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XOXO – Elizabeth

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Product Review: Fitbit One

9 Feb

I am the biggest fan of my Fitbit One!

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I have a job the requires between 2-4 hours a day in the car commuting and sitting for 8 hours at my desk. I got in the habit of coming home exhausted and going straight to the couch or bed. Things needed to change.

As 2014 came, I decided it was time to start making time for myself and getting my fat ass on the treadmill. I am fortunate to have a gym in our basement, so I do not have any excuses to not use it.

When I started wearing my Fibit I was tracking barley 2,000 steps a day. The first week I set my goal to 5,000 steps a day. (I didn’t want to over do it in the beginning.) Each week I have upped my steps by 1,000 and I am currently at 9,000. No matter how many steps I have when I get home I make sure every day to hit my goal number. Over the last few weeks I have become stronger on the treadmill. I also do a few workout dance videos each night offered On demand.

Tracking steps has become a friendly competition. I have connected with 17 friends and coworkers who also have a Fitbit. Each day we discuss how active we have been, give excuses when one falls behind and take breaks during the day to do a lap around the office of to do a few flights of stairs (Keeps count of stairs).

You can also track your sleeping patterns. It was very interesting to see how often I was waking up are moving in my sleep. I wasn’t surprised to see the nights we kicked the dog out of the bed I tracked a better nights sleep.

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I want to also mention Fibit has amazing customer service. I owned a Fitbit one last year and had it clipped to my pants. Later in the day I noticed that it had fallen off and never to be found. I contacted their customer service. I provided them a few details, my proof of purchase, which Fitbit I lost and they sent me a replacement! How awesome!

I would like to give majority of the credit to my Fitbit One for my healthy lifestyle. It has been awesome to see all the progress I have made over the last five weeks.

Oh – one last note. You can sync with your Fitness Pal app!

I highly recommend this product!

XOXO – Elizabeth

Drink of Choice

29 Sep

Now that my Favorite drink of the summer is gone until next year, Sam Adams Summer Ale, I was on a mission to find something new .

I am not much of a drinker, so I do not experiment much with random beers or mixed drinks.  I did however take the waitress’s suggestion to an  Angry Orchard Hard Cider.

I was very pleasantly surprised how delicious this drink was. It does not taste like an alcoholic beverage at all, which could be dangerous. It is a very light apple cider gone wild! (It contains 5% alcohol)

I am not sure how many of these you can drink in a row, it may just be a one bottle at a time, but I will be heading to the store this evening to pick up a a six pack!

As I explored the website I noticed that there are a total of three different flavors. Apple Ginger, Traditional, and Apple Cider. I highly recommend giving this drink a try!

Have you tried this drink yet?

XOXO – Elizabeth

Product Review – Contigo

28 Sep

I have a rather large collection of coffee mugs. I am to the point of throwing them all out and starting over. Some last long enough for a 10 minute car ride. Some have flown off the roof of my car. Some are missing handles and one has a small leak on the bottom. I think it is dishwasher dripping out.

My world changed last Christmas when I received a Contigo. I give it 4 out of 4 stars!

Pros: The Contigo will keep your coffee warm until lunch. I have literally taken a sip at noon before and it was still warm. The website says it keeps warm for 4 hours and can keep a drink cold for up to 12 hours.

I have flipped the container upside down, twirled it on my desk, stood it on its head and a drop never escaped! It has a autoseal button that keeps it 100% spill proof! 

It has a great shape and comes in several colors.

Cons: Cleaning the top mouth piece sometimes can be a challenge. I always give it a good scrub at night, but I can’t seem to get my lip gloss off from the night before. Also may need a little cleaning brush to get into the small sipping spout.

Cost: I did not purchase my mug but the price is pretty reasonable. It it around $20.

Important tips: Do not microwave or freeze. Dishwasher safe. Do not overfill.

Hope you find this review helpful.

XOXO – Elizabeth