Let’s face it, we all have a huge collection of electronics. Most of them need to be recharged or plugged in, and the outlets in some of our homes just isn’t enough. Especially our tech savvy family, we live in an older home and the amount of outlets just can’t keep up with the amount of power we need! We’re always using power strips, but those strips are so ugly, unappealing and stick out like a sore thumb.
The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB Charging station changes all of our problems. It’s kind of cool looking, not your typical power strip at all. It’s a disc-like shape with a little glow added to it, making this round power center something unique and almost nice to look at in your space.
The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB Charging Station has 6 outlets. The difference between this and a normal power strip isn’t only the shape, but being that it’s round, you can use all six outlets no matter what size or shape the adapter is, no more covered ports because of a charger, they all fit and they can all be used! The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB charging station is also good for group / office settings as it can be placed allowing everyone access to an outlet.
Besides the power outlets, you are also able to use USB charging ports. There are two available and feature smart chips which will provide a combined 2.4A of fast charging. It’s not just lip service. Plugging my phone in and it was fully charged in a matter of an hour. Any device that can use a USB charger can be charged on the Accell Powramid Air Power Center.
The Accell Powramid Air Power Center also comes with safety features such as surge protection, as well as a blue surge protection indicator light, 15 amp circuit breaker, and a product warranty.
We keep our Powramid Air Power Center used at all times, it’s been a blessing to our home and we were able to get rid of the ugly flat power strips we normally used, it also saved space with its round flat design.
February 20, 2017 – 1:01 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »
My kids always have their lights on!! Finding a nightlight that’s going to give them enough light to read or whatnot isn’t an easy find, plus, we live in an older home, so outlets aren’t readily available close to their bed where they would need them. That’s why I was excited to give my daughter a 3DLightFX Batman Emblem nightlight!
My daughter isn’t the typical girly girl, she likes anime, she likes comics and she loves drawing, so when I saw the Batman Emblem (her favorite superhero) I knew it was a go.
First of all, the light is battery operated, no outlet needed you can attach it right to the wall close to their bed. Love! You can screw it in, but we opted to use velcro command strips so we could easily get it off and on the wall when we needed to replace batteries. It does come with a sticker that makes it look like the emblem is cracking out of the wall, however, it wouldn’t stick on my daughters wall for whatever reason, so she’s using the light without it.
The light is soft enough not to disrupt sleep, but also bright enough that she can use it to see when she needs to. There are lots of other characters and emblems you can choose from with 3DLightFX, there’s one for just about anyone. From Characters, to Sports you’ll find something your child, or maybe even yourself would enjoy.
February 15, 2017 – 12:30 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »
Reaffirm your healthy eating, with the New Year well under way, many of us have abandoned our healthy eating resolutions for the year. With this simple recipe, it will be easy to reaffirm your wellness goals for 2017. Packed with pistachios, this comfort food will fill you up without weighing you down. Not only is this a great dinner idea, it’s also a healthy lunch option for the next day!
Baked Acorn Squash with Pistachios, Pears and Fresh Herbs
2 acorn squash
2 teaspoons neutral tasting oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
2/3 cup Setton Farms Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped, plus more finely chopped for topping
1 fresh red D’Anjou pear
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
8-10 leaves fresh mint, finely chopped
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Pre-heat oven to 400°.
Slice acorn squash in half vertically, and hollow out seeds. Rub with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Place cut side down on walled baking sheet. Roast about 30-35 minutes, or until soft.
To create filling, finely dice pears and add to mixing bowl. Add roughly chopped Setton Farms Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachio Kernels, olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, rosemary, mint, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Fold to incorporate.
Scoop filling mixture into each squash half, creating mound of filling in center. Sprinkle with additional finely chopped pistachios.
Place under broiler for about 3 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.
About Spork Foods
L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.
February 15, 2017 – 11:57 AM - | Posted in recipes | No Comments »
Finding good stories and role models for our little girls isn’t always the easiest things to do in today’s world, that’s why when books like Nina, The Neighborhood Ninja are brought to my attention, I like to highlight them.
This picture book for ages 3+ written by Sonia Panigrahy and Illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla provides an empowering message for both young girls and boys alike. Nina is a girl who likes to complete rescue missions and uses both her brains and brawn to do so. She climbs trees and gets dirty just like the little boys and pretends to be an everyday superhero. Nina protects her neighborhood and those in need within it, with her sidekick a cute, dependable firefly. She shows readers how to be smart, strong and speedy. Nina allows girls to recognize they have this within themselves and can be superheroes too!
The illustrations are bright and cute, and each one tells the story perfectly along with language that makes this book easily accepted by those children 3+. You can find Nina The Neighborhood Ninja on Amazon.com in Hardcover, Softcover and Kindle.
About Author Sonia Panigrahy….
Author Sonia Panigrahy is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and fitness enthusiast. She believes that life is too short to be bored! Nina the Neighborhood Ninja was created out of Sonia’s lifelong love of reading. As her family and friends begin to have children, she looked forward to sharing this love with them. She believes that books are a powerful way to empower impressionable young minds. Sonia was surprised that she could not find books for girls ages 3-6 years that realistically identified females as intelligent, physically tough, brave, and adventurous. She was disappointed that girls continue to be excluded from the heart of the superhero story. After unsuccessful attempts to find a young girl superhero protagonist on the pages of a book, especially one of color, she gave up. Then she created her own.
February 15, 2017 – 11:15 AM - | Posted in books, Reviews | No Comments »
Every year, thousands of fitness minded people flock to Columbus Ohio for The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the world! This year (2017) they are expecting a record of over 20,000 athletes from 80 nations who will compete in 70 different sports events.
March 2-5 in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center will be host to amazing events.
The Arnold Sports Festival isn’t just about professional bodybuilding and strongman competitions but there’s also a lot of different competitions going on from Pole Fitness, archery, baton twirling, boxing, cheerleading & dance, gymnastics, lacrosse, table tennis, taekwondo and more.
There’s also fun for the kids as well. The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO features competitions in basketball, volleyball, as well as a talent show and teen fitness pageant. Attendees can also try out more than 20 sports with hands-on clinics lead by area sports teams and have fun trying the Spartan obstacle course and several zip lines. The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO is Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.
The 2017 Arnold Fitness EXPO will feature more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition. There will also be stages that host unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival.
Admission to the Arnold Fitness EXPO and most events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO and all events at the Ohio Expo Center are included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($15 each or 3 for $40 in advance, $20 at the door). Children 14 and under are FREE.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989, when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Sports Festival has grown over the years and is now a four-day festival that features more than 70 sports and events.
“A Daily EXPO ticket affords a huge entertainment value for attendees to experience a great variety of sports and events,” co-promoter Jim Lorimer said. “We are very proud to provide the opportunity for athletes, a majority of them youth, to compete at the largest multi-sport festival in the world.”
Separate tickets are required for the following events:
Arnold Amateur Classic Bodybuilding Prejudging & Finals, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Prejudging Noon Thursday, March 2, Battelle Grand $25.
Meet & Greet with IFBB Pros, 8pm Thursday, March 2, Hilton Columbus Downtown $25.
Amateur Bodybuilding Prejudging, Physique & Figure Masters Prejudging & Finals, 9am Friday, March 3, Battelle Grand $25.
Finals for Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International, Figure International & Arnold Women’s Physique and PCS Pole Fitness National Championships, 7pm Friday, March 3, Battelle Grand $50-75.
Amateur MMA Festival, 7pm Friday, March 3, Express LIVE! $30-$75 (not included in VIP package).
Prejudging for Arnold Classic, Bikini International & Arnold Men’s Physique and Arnold Pro Wheelchair Prejudging & Finals, 1pm Saturday, March 4, Battelle Grand $50.
Finals for Arnold Classic, Bikini International, Arnold Men’s Physique and Strongman Classic, 7pm Saturday, March 4, Battelle Grand $50-$100.
Arnold Party With The Pros, 9pm Saturday, March 4, location TBD $25.
Arnold Pro Boxing, 7pm Saturday, March 4, Express LIVE, $30-$75 (not included in VIP package).
Arnold Sunday Showcase with Arnold Schwarzenegger, 11am Sunday, March 5, location TBD $25.
VIP Ticket Packages and individual event tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or 800-745- 3000. For more information, including schedules, locations and hours, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
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February 6, 2017 – 10:46 AM - | Posted in Giveaways, promotions | 7 Comments »