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Review of intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger (Sponsored Post) #intelliarmor

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When I first purchased my Kindle tablet, I was given the option of shelling out another $25 for a special Kindle charger that would power up my Kindle in about 4 hours, rather than take almost double that with a regular charger. Occasionally, immediate gratification can be nice to indulge in so I got one.  The only problems were that the thing kept getting misplaced, and I was out of luck if I wanted to use it to charge both my Kindle AND my cellphone at the same time, especially if I’m in a hurry and need both devices in a flash!

Well, my days of having to choose which device gets the love first are over! 😀

I was given the opportunity** to check out a little powerhouse (pun intended! 😀 ) of a multi-device charger called the intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger that retails for a mere $14.99 on amazon.

What this petite device does is allow me to charge BOTH my kindle AND my cell phone at the same time – and it does it at the same ACCELERATED SPEED that my teensy (and often misplaced) old 1-device charger did!

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The intelliARMOR also has 4 ports available, so if I decide to go ahead and get that additional tablet for the kids that I’ve been mulling over (so I can actually get to use my own Kindle once in a while 😀 ) then I can get that one charged just as lickety split as the other electronics I’ve tried out on it to put it through it’s paces.

The intelliARMOR charger is a piece of cake to use and my kids caught on quick.  Before I knew it, they sneakily snagged it right out from under me and scurried off to their room to re-charge the Kindle in a jiffy.  They had about 30 hungry cats to feed in the Minecraft game they were playing.

You can purchase the intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger here:

http:// www.amazon.com/dp/B01BNBCHDM  –  and don’t forget to use this special 20% off discount code just for TwiceBlessedLife readers:  SmartPwr

(Thank you intelliSMART, for the discount code! 😀 )

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intelliSMART Charging With intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger!
 

 

 With 4x More Charging Power and 4 Ports it is the Smart Charging Solution!
 

 

 Get Fast, Technologically Advanced Charging Technology for $19.95!
 

 

The intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger is not your standard charger! With a compact, innovative design and state of the art technology that provides fast, convenient charging while ensuring safe, high quality results. Using intelliSMART charging technology, you can charge iPhones, iPads, Androids and smartphones, eliminating the need for multiple chargers. Save time and space with a single charger that enables you to charge up to four devices at one time. 
 


 Safe, Convenient Charging Technology 

*INPUT: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.4A 

*OUTPUT: 5V 5A 

*Get Quality Charging Catered Directly Toward Your Devices’ Charging Needs 

 

Thin and lightweight while providing maximum charging speeds, the 4-port charger offers USB-enabled device rapid charging. It is small and easy to transport, so you can take it along wherever you need to go. It has a very accommodating size, measuring 3 inches by 2.5 inches. As an added safety precaution, the charger has circuitry that accurately detects the needs of each separate device so you can count on it getting the proper charge without overcharging. 
 

 

 Small, Portable Size; High Quality Charging in a Small Package 
 

 

Use it like you would any other charger, simply plug it in and attach any existing USB charging cable. That’s it, you’re ready to go. Charging begins right away and will stop automatically once your device has reached a full charge. Keep all your devices fully charged and ready to go with intelliARMOR.

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*Italicized text provided by manufacturer

**The manufacturer provided me with a free intelliARMOR charger to facilitate this review and I received a small, additional monetary compensation.  Compensation received in no way influenced my opinion of the product or this review. #SponsoredPost #intelliarmor

#GBTravelSafe Infant Car Seat Sweepstakes! Win a $500 BabiesRUs GC.

**I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

There’s a big difference between having your baby all nice and snug in the womb, and after birth when you have to trust their safety to a car seat.  We researched for weeks to find the right car seats for our twins, and then to find a place that would help make sure we’d installed it correctly!  Car seats are one of the baby care items you can NOT skimp on!  We did our best to find the right one – a convertible car seat – and realized when we put the girls in them for the first time that we hadn’t properly taken into account that even though the twins were full term (39 weeks), they were both kind of shrimpy compared to average infant sizes! The seats were a tad too large and needed adjustments made until the babies grew a bit more.  We also found that we needed a mirror in the back seat so we could see them reflected in the rearview while they were still in the backwards facing stage.

And please remember: DO NOT BUY USED CARSEATS!  You just don’t know what kind of inner structural damage they could have if they’ve already been in a crash – and you’ve got no way of truly knowing if they have or not.  Also, REGISTER your carseat, so the manufacturer has a way to get in touch with you in case of recalls.

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Car seats are one of the most important purchases parents make! That’s why GB places their priority on safety with the GB Asana35 AP Car Seat. Their unique 3-way FirmFit System provides Mom and Dad the ultimate peace of mind.

As part of GB’s effort to promote car seat safety and their recently launched Asana35 AP car seat, the GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes is offering Moms a chance to win a $500 Babies “R” Us gift card with second and third place winners to receive GB baby gear like the GB Asana35 AP and the compatible GB Zuzu stroller! Leading up to this grand prize, weekly winners will receive Babies “R” Us gift cards. Know any Moms with Babies “R” Us baby registries? They’ll get extra points for adding the Asana35 AP to their registry!

GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes

MAKE SURE YOU’VE READ ALL SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND REGULATIONS (LISTED ON THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE).

  • Winners will receive:
  • Grand Prize:
  • $500 Babies “R” Us Gift Card.
  • Second Prize:
  • GB Asana35 AP Car Seat
  • GB Zuzu Stroller
  • Third Prize:
  • GB Asana35 AP Car Seat
  • Additional Sweepstakes Winners:
  • Each week, two Sweepstakes participants will be randomly selected to win a $50 Babies “R” Us Gift Card.
  • Each week, one Sweepstakes participant will be randomly selected to win a $100 Babies “R” Us Gift Card.
  • To enter the GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes and win the Grand, Second, or Third Prizes, Sweepstakes participants can get points during the time period of the Sweepstakes. Points are awarded by performing tasks found within the entry widget on the Sweepstakes website (http://gbtravelsafe.com), which consists of Tweets, watching a short video on the GB Asana35 AP, visiting the Asana35 AP product page on BabiesRUs.com, and pinning images from Pinterest.
  • If you have a Babies “R” Us registry, you can gain extra points by adding the GB Asana35 AP and providing us with your registry number!
  • Performing these entry tasks will also enter participants to win weekly $50 or $100 Babies “R” Us gift cards through the GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes

*Information in italics was provided by Influence Central, the post’s sponsor.

Feed Your Snack Attack With Funny Face Cranberries! #Free #Rafflecopter #Giveaway

One of the things I’ve learned in dealing with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), is that I can’t rely on spur-of-the-moment snacking decisions to keep me healthy.

Really, how many of us start feeling a bit lightheaded because we’ve skipped a meal – hey, we’re busy parents! It’s easy to get distracted by rambunctious small children and let our own need for food go by the wayside.  Or maybe the kiddos actually cleaned their plate for once and the deliberately small portion we chose for ourself won’t be supplemented by our children’s leftovers.

And there we are, in the midst of our busy schedule and we need something FAST!  So we make a grab for whatever is closest – or make a pit stop at a convenience store or fast food joint – and hurriedly stuff our face with junk that’s overloaded with carbs, fat, sugar, chemicals and barely any redeeming nutritional value whatsoever.  The short-term sugar-high may feel good for a few minutes before you inevitably crash and burn, feeling a little ill and regret all the empty calories you ingested.

In my car, my purse, my workbag, my work area and my kitchen, I’ve got a stash of tasty healthy snacks that I can grab on the go. (Sometimes I feel a little like a squirrel hiding its stash in all these places!)

Here’s what I have in my basic Snack-Aid Kit:

  • A bottle of water
  • A mini-can or two of Low Sodium V8 (higher potassium than regular version)
  • A packet of nuts
  • Dried fruit (Currently, my fave is Funny Face Cranberries)
  • Whole grain crackers
  • A nutritional food bar like Clif or Larabar (no relation to me :D)

If my budget allows, I’ll even get those DIY Tuna Salad mini-kits and add that.

You can even combine the nuts and dried fruit in a tasty trail mix!

Try out this recipe for Choo Choo Cherry’s Easy Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix from the Funny Face Cranberries Recipe Page!

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Besides being a change-up from same-old same-old raisins, let’s do a nutritional comparison between the two:

famous brand of raisins                   Funny Face Choo-Choo Cherry flavored Cranberries

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There’s a heckuva lot more sugar and a lot less fiber in the raisins compared to Funny Face Cranberries!  Wow! Half my daily requirement of fiber in just one serving of the cranberries!  Half the sugar per serving, too!  And that’s with the raisins’ serving being a miserly 1/4 cup, while Funny Face treats me nice and serves me 1/3 cup of tasty goodness! (It means I get to stuff my face with a lot less guilt :D)

Funny Face Cranberries are also a great substitute for any recipe that calls for raisins – bread pudding, muffins, oatmeal, etc.

The little snack-sized boxes are the perfect size to slip into your children’s lunchboxes, too!

And with Thanksgiving coming up, here’s a useful tip: nibble on some of your healthy snacks prior to sitting down for the Big Meal.  You can still enjoy all your favorites, but it’ll be easier to keep to smaller portions if you’re not going into the meal while suffering from hunger pangs!

If you’d like to win a chance to nibble on Funny Face Cranberries for yourself, and receive a nifty reuseable lunchbag and other fun treats, please enter our giveaway below that’s been generously sponsored by Funny Face Cranberries!

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And if you enjoy hanging out on social media, you can find Funny Face Cranberries here:

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Happy Holidays!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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*I received samples of Funny Face Cranberries from the manufacturer to facilitate this review and they have sponsored a giveaway prize for my readers.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor and do not necessarily reflect the sponsor’s point of view.

Dave’s Killer Bread is perfect for Autumn cooking! #momsmeet

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I was recently given the opportunity by Moms Meet to review some samples of Dave’s Killer Bread. Since I’m always in favor of healthy foods for my family, I was pretty happy to try it out.  The loaves I tried were Organic and Non-GMO (YAY!!) and I was pretty happy with the results.

First off, I’m American and I grew up knowing the awesomeness of bread.  I like this brand of bread – it’s very hearty, good amounts of the seeds/grains, very chewable, nice flavor – kind of like artisinal breads that you’d find in an actual bakery or at a farmer’s market.  And using similarly hearty and rustic-y ingredients for a sandwich with this bread is the way to to go.  Bold flavors that also add to the texture already present in the bread.

This is not the bread for a PB&J, or a single slice of american cheese.  My kids just do not have the mature palate needed to appreciate this bread.  Also, I think they weren’t comfy with all the seeds and grains in the bread.  They prefer more ‘squish’ when they chew their food.  Sadly, my Japanese husband grew up bread-deprived.  His idea of proper bread rhymes with ‘blunder head’.

So I decided to circumvent their ‘overly healthy’ sensors and resorted to subterfuge.

Good Seed Bread

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This bread makes a darn good french toast!  I don’t mean that ‘barely dip the bread in the beaten egg’ nonsense – I mean making a real custard base – eggs, milk, a little brown sugar, various spices – and SOAKING the bread until it’s almost falling apart (and this bread actually holds up pretty well!), and then placing it in the frypan (I use cast iron) or grill and COVERING it, so it can steam itself, turning when the bottom side is brown enough for your tastes – the french toast will rise a bit.

The beauty of this bread is that it’s flavor is complemented by the custard base, not overpowered by it, and all the seeds and grains add lovely texture to it, instead of the mushiness that regular breads end up with.

The kids ate this with no complaints and my husband asked for seconds! SCOOOOOOOORRRRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This bread gets a 5-star rating for french toast-ibility!

21 Whole Grains And Seeds Bread

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So I decided to stay within the non-sandwich range of cookery and tried this flavor of Dave’s Killer Bread in a bread pudding recipe – Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding.

And again, the bread keeps it’s flavor clear, the seeds/grains adding to the texture, saving the world from mushiness, and just generally being awesome!  This was a great autumny, rustic-y showcase for this bread.  And the kiddos and husband also enjoyed eating it!

This bread gets a 5-star rating for breadpudding-ibility!

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Dave’s Killer Bread started out in 2005 and quickly became the favorite organic bread at their local Farmer’s Market in Portland, Oregon.  Less than a decade later, they are the #1 best-selling organic bread in the country. All their breads are organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and packed with killer taste and texture.  Dave’s Killer Bread is known for its trademark explosion of seeds, delicious chewiness, and high quality ingredients. But the company strives to be more than just breadmakers – they believe in creating lasting change for the bread industry, their communities and their employees.

Available in 12 varieties in major grocery chains across 17 states and parts of
western Canada, Dave’s Killer Bread packs a punch with delicious flavors loaded
with seeds, ancient grains, and whole grain nutrition. Each slice also contains
as much protein as one egg! A loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread retails between $5.00
and $6.00.
• You asked, and Dave’s Killer Bread delivered! As requested by several
moms who participated in last year’s sampling, Dave’s Killer Bread added
100% Whole Wheat bread to their product line. With a smooth texture and
a touch of sweetness, it’s the perfect seedless bread for everything from
sandwiches to french toast.
• Seeded Honey Wheat is the first Non-GMO Project Verified honey wheat
bread on the market. With 5g of fiber and protein, the sweet taste and
crunchy texture of Seeded Honey Wheat will make it an instant family
favorite.
• With 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Thin-Sliced, you don’t have to sacrifice
taste and nutrition when watching calories. Loaded with grainy texture and
hearty flavor, 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Thin-Sliced only has 60 calories
per slice.
• Packed with a whopping 6g of protein and 4g of fiber per slice, Good
Seed™ has the boldest texture and sweetest flavor of all of their breads.

You can find Dave’s Killer Bread online at:

DavesKillerBread.com

Twitter: @KillerBreadMan

Facebook: DavesKillerBread

** I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms
MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it
directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger,
I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.
My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May
Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product

* All text in italics was provided by Moms Meet.

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