Bouncing Bots!

Bouncing Bots was a blast to play. My little friends seven-year-old grandson could participate with bouncing the bots onto the scoring targets. What started out as a normal game soon escalated quickly into laughter and Bots bouncing everywhere. After one time playing this became my friends grandsons favorite game. He now pulls it out of its place in the afternoon when he comes over and we sit down and enjoy our family and friend time with this game. Bouncing Bots has brought out laughter and fun for us in the evening and has brought our friend and family together to spend quality time together. This is a game I would highly recommend for any family with children.

The game is based off of a point system. You receive points by bouncing it on the numbers on the board. Whoever has the most points at the end wins so you want to try to bounce on the highest number values to receive the most points. This game was invented by Joseph M. Bulcuk had a degree in mathematics. He created this game as an educational learning tool. He coupled with his experience teaching and his mathematics skill, which allowed him to make a unique game which encourages the children and adults to have a good time while teaching the kids. It helps with social development, mathematics, and tons of other skills a child is inspired to learn. This game contains eight creative bot characters (which the purple ones are my favorite), two platforms to bounce the bots on and a list of instructions to help understand how the game is played. This game is for 1-4 players and ages even through adulthood can play. I strongly you to encourage on game night to bring out this game, you will not be disappointed. .

Creating an Ultra-Productive Work Environment

Creating an Ultra-Productive Work Environment

To reach your maximum potential, both from a productivity and creativity standpoint, you need to set yourself up for success. You need to take the steps necessary to ensure you have an adequate workspace, where you feel comfortable and yet remain alert and focused. Fostering an environment where you can achieve peak results in a timely fashion can be difficult, but if done in simple, digestible steps, it will help you work far more efficiently.

Here are some steps to help you create an ultra-productive work environment:

Separate yourself from distractions. Likely the single most important aspect of creating an ultra-productive work environment is to make sure distractions do not bombard you. If you work from home, create an area where the noise and excitement of the family do not overwhelm your concentration. Try to remove the wares of household duties by scheduling a time to focus on those homemaking tasks and a separate time to tackle work-related issues.

Be mindful of the room temperature. Surprisingly science confirms that room temperature has a lot to do with productivity. According to this article in Fast Company,

“….Cornell University researchers conducted a study that involved tinkering with the thermostat of an insurance office. When temperatures were low (68 degrees, to be precise), employees committed 44% more errors and were less than half as productive as when temperatures were warm (a cozy 77 degrees). Cold employees weren’t just uncomfortable, they were distracted. The drop in performance was costing employers 10% more per hour, per employee.”

Be mindful of the temperatures in your workspace and if you are able, adjust them accordingly. If you work in a common or open environment, consider keeping a sweater or jacket handy for chilly occasions but also a small desk fan for times when the temperature rises.

Create an ambiance for creativity. Design an area where you not only feel comfortable but also inspired and productive. Try listening to music and encouraging podcasts and adding imagery which motivates you. Consider purchasing headphones, so you do not distract any nearby coworkers. Refreshing musical playlist from one genre to another will also help keep your mind active and alert.

Stunning visual and soothing music is are great ways to spark creativity.

Have all the necessary equipment. Nothing is as distracting to productivity than needing to stop what you are doing to find or fix a piece of necessary equipment. Whether it is a printer, a phone, or even a mechanical pencil if you need it to work and you waste time on maintenance for your materials you are backpedaling on critical timelines. Run updates for your computer each evening, when you are not working and schedule regular maintenance visits for any larger mechanical pieces of equipment. This principle also holds true to the physical premises as well. Keeping your heat and air conditioning units running smoothly, walls and floors in sufficient condition and furniture well maintained are all just as important as having a functioning computer.

Maximize your breaks. Having a reprieve away from your desk or workspace is essential to your overall productivity. You need to have the ability to step away and grab a snack or drink, quickly exercise, rest, or release your mind from the stress of the day, then when you return you can dial in and find a healthy and effective groove.

Streamline your workflow. There is an old cliché which says, “work smarter not harder.” If you are to have an ultra-productive work environment, it is essential to maximize your efforts, and you can do this by streamlining your work. Mainly, you need to work with a purpose. An effectively managed schedule and task list help to keep you on task and on time when you are working on an important project, big or small.

Brian Leach understands the importance of synchronizing schedules and maximizing efficiencies in the workplace which is why he is the man who conceptualized and invented Steelray Microsoft Project Viewer. Microsoft Project Viewer is the industry-leading tool for team members needing to view Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) or Primavera P6 schedules – it is an enhancement to those software solutions, not an all-out replacement. Microsoft Project Viewer is a software solution for Project Managers, and it helps them keep all aspects of a job on track. Project Managers who utilize Microsoft Project Viewer are more likely to keep deliverables on task, on time, and within budget.

Microsoft Project Viewer offers enhanced printing and viewing capabilities, and when implemented, it is a cost saving option in comparison to relying solely on Microsoft PPM.

Source: steelray.com

If you are interested in creating an ultra-productive work environment, you need to make sure you cultivate a place where you can manifest creativity and productivity. Microsoft Project Viewer can help you reach your ultimate goal and in the process can affect positive change for your team and your clients. You can try a 10-day free trial of Microsoft Project Viewer by signing up on the website at steelray.com.

Back to School Giveaway #Hotdots #Sharpie #Expo

This is always an exciting time of year for me, as a substitute teacher I always loved back to school time. Children are always so excited about seeing their friends and learning new things. This can get expensive so, this year I am teaming up with three of my favorite fellow bloggers, Terri  @ Shabby Chic Boho, Tiffany @ It’s Totally Tiffany, Kathy @ Reviews By Kathy and The Review Wire.
We are giving away something for the younger and older students to help prepare them for back to school, and hopefully save you some money!! We have over $40.00 worth of goodies in this giveaway.
First, we have Hot Dots Jr. Pre K-Math set, hot dots pen is included, this is an awesomely fun way for your little one to enjoy learning math!
Second, we have a set of Expo Markers, Sharpie Highlighter Set & Gel Pens so you can be well prepared for anything this year!
Enter below for your chance to win this awesome set for your back to school needs!!

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Disney World – Animal Kingdom

What an experience Disney World – Animal Kingdom was! It was a day filled with beautiful mayhem and honestly, I am not sure how we all survived it. We ended up with three fast passes so the first one we used it on was the “It’s Tough to be a Bug” 3D Theatre. It has the characters of A Bug’s Life, which educations the children of how bugs live and interact with each other. A lot of the film is just pure entertainment so the silly sound effects are what my son loved the most about it. He was not sure about the spiders dropping from the ceiling however we muscled past the scary spiders and found excitement out of all the other animals. There was a lot of interactive moments with the kids which has made it one of the biggest attractions in the Animal Kingdom.

After It’s Tough to be a Bug we ventured into the Lion King performance. It was incredible, the singers, dancers, actors, gymnastic performances. Everything about this play was magnificent. The way to performers interacted with the guest was incredible, we felt at place sitting with the crowd. The leader singers and actors cut the room into four sections and when it was section ones turn they would make hog noises, when it was section twos turn they would make giraffe noises, when it was section threes turn they would make elephant noises and lastly section four would make lion noises. This show would defiantly be one of my first stops when I got back to Animal Kingdom. Out of our whole trip my favorite part was the Pandora layout. From the smells, to the flying flowers, to the avatars and banshee it felt as if you were in the real world of Pandora. I would highly recommend everyone needs to go at least once. Please let me know your thoughts and comments.

 

SunButter Sunflower Butter#sunbutter #momsmeet

SunButter is an all-natural delicious sun butter. Since they are sunflower seeds made with simple ingredients that are roasted and grown in the U.S. this is an excellent and healthy choice. SunButter contains seven grams of protein per serving, causing it to have more vitamins and minerals than any other nut butter. Not only is it a healthy choice it is also allergen free because it does not contain any of the eight food allergies most common to nut butter contains. This product is ideal for schools since a lot of kids are allergic to peanut butter, this product could be a substitute for peanut butter items.

One of the best things about this product is the price, which the average price only being $5.99! The product is also available in five varieties which are Natural, Creamy, Natural Crunchy, No Sugar Added, and Organic. There is a flavor for just about everyone! They are served in 16-ounce jars, making it the perfect size for an occasion.


Above is a picture of my grandson chowing down to eat apples with his SunButter. He not only loved it but kept asking for more. I loved being able to provide an allergen free and healthy snack for him. SunButter is a great choice for bread, apples, crackers, celery, carrots, ice-cream, and even pancakes if you eat it on your pancakes. Being able to put the lid back on causes this to be a great snack to travel with. The taste is a burst of flavor inside your mouth. With the taste being outstanding, you might be wondering about the texture. The texture is not too oily but not too crunchy, it is the perfect mixture. I highly recommended this product. Please let me know what you think.

Personalize Your Piczzle Puzzle #piczzle

 

I absolutely love doing puzzles, from rivers to mountains, you name it. When I heard about this Piczzle custom picture puzzles I was stoked. Piczzle is an amazing company that offers you to preserve your favorite memories. Your customized puzzle will come in a handy cardboard box which displays the photo right on the cover.

This is an item that you are able to customize by picking out your favorite picture and can create a puzzle out of it! This is a great learning opportunity for kids also. It can be a picture of their favorite animal or a favorite picture with their friends. This is perfect for a birthday, anniversary, or even Christmas gifts. There are so many shapes that you can have like hearts, circles, squares, rectangles. You name it and Piczzle can achieve it. There are so many opportunities you can come up with for the puzzle idea. The material of this product is high quality, not cheaply made. Piczzle has made their puzzles to last a life time, making it an item you can enjoy for many years. This is a long lasting custom memory maker to enjoy for years to come. These custom made puzzles are something you do not want to pass on.

Another great thing about this item is that it has amazing customer reviews check out a unique and just right Here. The story in this review goes on to say what a great fathers day gift this was. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. Their reviews are awesome, so many happy customers!!

There is a coupon code you can use at SummerFun0717 which is valid until August 31. This company strives to have delivered top craftsmanship, and highest print quality. The cardboard pieces are precision cut so all pieces will perfectly match one another and they are printed with advanced digital printing.

They have a FaceBook page that I encourage you to check out at FaceBook Page, and they also have a YouTube account you can access here at YouTube Account.

This post is sponsored however these opinions and comments are my own personal thoughts.

 

Pamper Printable Coupon

Printable Coupon $1.50 off Pampers!!

From newborn to an active toddler Pampers have always been my favorite go to diapers! They have been the number one diaper for OVER 50 years! You cannot beat the quality and the absorbency of Pampers.  Not only are they the softest but they are also super stretchy. Pampers are also the number one recommended diaper from most moms. I never had an issue with leaks, rashes or them coming apart and I used them with three different, very active children!

I remember bringing my first son home from the hospital and the nurses sending a pack of Pampers. I knew then if they trusted Pampers then I did too! From the beginning, I loved how they would keep the “wet” away from his body and allowing him a good night sleep.

The Pampers Swaddlers were by far my favorite Pampers diaper, they fit and moved better for my active kids! They absorbed more than the other diapers I tried and I never had a leak or wet crib in the morning. Pampers is super absorbent, it has up to 12 hours of all night leak proof protection.

I cannot thank Pampers enough for causing my little to stay dry. You might be wondering what makes this product so leak resident. Well, it has three absorbent layers verses two in the other leading national brands to lock away wetness.

Also, another reason this product is so resident to leakage is that it fits better around your little one’s legs.
Diapers can be expensive so we are offering a “Print at home” coupon code!
#PampersCoupons #ad

Also just in time for Summer is an awesome $1.50 off Pampers Swim Diapers!!

“This post was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.”

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The Halo Board Electric Skateboard #haloboard

 

The halo board is the latest trend you do not want to miss! With its gliding effect, it feels like the same effect as snowboarding or even surfing!! Being an electric skateboard it has a unique double drive motor, and has an output of 3000 watts, with speeds reaching up to 22 MPH in just seconds! You can determine the spend, most like to use it around 10 – 12 MPH, the more practice, the better idea you will have!

With its gliding effect, it feels like the same effect as snowboarding or even surfing!! Being an electric skateboard it has a unique double drive motor, and has an output of 3000 watts, with speeds reaching up to 22 MPH in just seconds! You can determine the spend, most like to use it around 10 – 12 MPH, the more practice, the better idea you will have!

 

https://www.haloboard.com/pages/halo-board

Not a whole lot of other brands are able to say they have boards have this range or speed combined. The Hao Board only takes a couple hours to charge, making it the perfect ride for any day! It is the only electric skateboard ON THE MARKET to made of 100% Tv00 Japanese Carbon Fiber (will last a long time!), making it extremely lightweight and extremely sturdy! With the perfect engineering of this design, this item has been a huge hit and will continue to be a hit due to its riding ability. This is an extremely smooth and enjoyable ride, something everyone should try out. Once you learn how to ride and maintain balance on the halo board your expectations will be blown away. This board is very thin only weighing 14.5 IBS, however, do not let the thinness scare you, it can hold up to 268 IBS safely.

 

With the board only weighing 14 pounds you are able to comfortably carry it around while you are not able to ride it. Not only is this halo board fashionable it also comes in handy when your legs get tired from walking. I have lots of fun ridding this around my neighborhood, parks, baseball games, you name it. I cannot wait to see what the future hold while traveling with this halo board. It makes life a little easier.
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Disney Princess Mystery Box

Upon receiving the Disney Princess Mystery Box, I was anxious because I did not know what to expect. When it came in the mail I’m not sure if I or my grandchildren were more excited about it. It brings back many memories of me falling in love with Disney movies when I was younger.
Disney movies are a huge part of childhood, and being able to relive the atmosphere of my childhood by seeing these Disney princess mystery boxes has brought so much joy to me. It was a beautiful pink box with “fun has arrived it is playtime!” written on it. Peering inside the box was beauty and the beast themed toys!! Complete with a beautiful gold tiara with a pink stone centered in the middle, sprinkle with uniquely placed colorful stones. Along with a yellow shirt decorated with Belle on it. Beauty and the Best figurines complete with Belle, tea cut, the beast and much more and, a castle to build from the box (which was the coolest part, in my opinion, creating the castle), and a magazine that every little girl will love! In the imagines, you can see all the figurines and beautiful tiara on the beautiful little girl. I like to see items that little boys and girls can share together as you can see.I love this product because every month it is a new surprise!

How fun is it to get a mysteries box of surprises every month? This item would be perfect for a Christmas gift, birthday gift, a “you did well on your test” gift. Perfect for little girls who love Disney princesses. This is definitely something I will recommend to someone who has a little girl who LOVES Disney movies. I cannot wait to receive the next box and the mystery it is going to present. Please stay tuned till next time!! Visit my sister site for more amazing reviews! Reviewsbykathy.com

Best Tweezer Set

 

This trio tweezer set is the BEST Tweezers Set. It is complete with three tweezers, the first one is purple and glitter with a normal edge, the second one is silver with a normal edge while the last one has a very sharp edge that is good for ingrown hair. It comes in this cool purple set that has pockets for the tweezers, a mirror so you are able to see yourself, and it attaches with Velcro tape. They are designed with a perfect salon shaped slant you can use at home. I like how the set it small and easy to stick in my pocket, my purse, or any bag that I have.  I love this product because it is very easy to use, and it pulls the hairs out amazing.

 

 

It also can be used for multiple things having three tweezers so it makes it extremely serviceable. I do not have to spend hours in front of a mirror trying to grab eyebrow hairs anymore. The tweezers are very reliable when it comes to grabbing hair and being able to pull them out. I feel as if they lower the risk health for many infections and other illness associated with tweezers pulling hair out. The tweezers ae easy to maintain clean and organized in the little holder it has. I would for sure give this set a five star. Shipping is very fast, you will receive this product just a few days after you order it. The price cannot be beat, it is on sale now for $12.88. This would be a perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, something good to put in Easter baskets or mother’s day! Do not miss out on the opportunity to purchase these bad boys!