Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jared WON the NGA Tour Bluegrass Open!

This past weekend, Jared WON! This is the first time he has won since we have been together! It was quite an experience! The really neat part was that my mom captured the final round with a bunch of pics! 

Jared's full time caddy was out of town for this tournament, so I stepped up and caddied on the weekend! (I had to work Thursday and Friday). 

Okay, let me rephrase that, I pushed the clubs in the pull cart and wiped the ball and clubs when they needed cleaning.  ;)

  

Oh, and took care of the flag sometimes! 
 


I have learned SO MUCH about golf being married to a Pro, but I'm still learning every single day. It's a lot more complicated than I originally thought! So, I let Jared figure out all the numbers and club choices and distances and all that jazz himself.

But, I will admit that I actually READ some greens myself and did it correctly! HAHA. 

Then, I also told Jared that he should hit a really high shot that I've seen him practice some, and he said, "You're right, that's what I was thinking too." So, he hit the shot and got it about 4 feet from the hole and made the BIRDIE PUTT! 

This pic is my reaction after he hit the high shot up on the green and said, "SEE, I TOLD YOU TO DO THAT!" hahahaha.
 
  
 And this is my legendary "BIRDIE DANCE" that I do after he makes a birdie. My mom caught me in action! I also have an "EAGLE SOAR" when he makes an eagle! 

  
I got compliments on the dances all weekend! :)

I can't tell you how proud I am of my amazing husband! He is not only a wonderful golfer, but he is an amazing Christian role model and I look up to him so much! He talked about how GOD blessed him with this talent and it's all because of HIM that he won in the interview he had after the tournament. That means MORE to me than the actual win! God is so good! I can't help but tell everyone how much I appreciate and adore him! I would do ANYTHING for that man! I thank God everyday for blessing me with the best husband ever!   

 Jared's parents posed with us for a pic by his official scorecard for the weekend after it was all said and done. 

My parents, Jared's parents, AND his grandparents all came out to support him during the final round!  It was great to have them all there! 

:)


NudeFood Review

NudeFood sent us some bars, cookies, and breakfast boost to review! Here's some info from their website:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nutrient-Dense, Raw, Organic & Kosher

NudeFood Energy Bars

Superfood to go – that’s what NudeFood is all about. Short for “Nutrient-Dense Food,” these raw energy bars are the perfect companion to your bike ride, hike, mountain climb, gym session, or just to snack through the day healthfully. We’ve focused in on the balanced nutrition your body needs, packing in high-calorie raw ingredients, and shunning away the empty-calorie fillers you’ll find in other bars.

Ultra-Dense Breakfast Boost

A seriously Good Morning! starts with all the nutrient-dense whole foods packed into every serving of Crystal River Organics’ Ultra-Dense Breakfast Boost! With three energizing varieties to spice up your life, we went FAR beyond the average “smoothie blend” . . . Ultra-Dense makes the perfect ‘superfood spice‘ to top oatmeal, granola, parfait, yogurt, ice cream, and anything you can imagine! A full-profile daily raw nutrition supplement.

Licious Organics Raw Honey Cookies

Meet our sister company, Licious Organics, who has been producing these delicious raw honey cookies for decades based on a recipe passed down from the founder’s grandmother. Our salute to the bees and their keepers, for keeping the planet pollinated. They’re Bee-Licious!


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Our Review:
We loved ALL of the products! The bars were dense and filling, the cookies were great treats, and the breakfast boost did exactly what the name entitles.... it gave our oatmeal breakfasts a BOOST of nutrition! 


The cookies were very tasty and didn't taste like a "healthy" cookie, they just tasted AWESOME! 

Please visit their website and try some for yourself!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

5150 Health Nut Butter Review

 5150 Nut Butter sent us a jar of The Health Nut to review! Here's some info from their website:
A balanced blend of dry-roasted unsalted peanuts & dry-roasted unsalted almonds with nothing else added. Created & designed to be a low sodium, low sugar alternative to your average nut butter. 100% Vegan. Enjoyed sweet or savory. Sweeten it up with a little honey and/or add it straight to your stir fry or rice bowl.

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Our Review:


We loved it! It was the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy texture. It was easy to spread over our toast, but still had tiny bits of nuts throughout the mixture, so you get the best of both worlds! It only contains peanuts and almonds, so it was nice knowing that we were eating something GOOD for our bodies! 

They have other flavors if you're willing to indulge a little too!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nuzest Review

Nuzest sent us some samples of their Smooth Vanilla Protein to review. Here's some info from their website:
Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein nutritional supplement is protein in its purest form - all natural with virtually no allergens. It’s 100% vegetable yet has all the potency (and then some) of other proteins - without the fillers, artificial flavours and other additives. And it’s a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids.
We all know that protein supplements have enormous benefits, but many come with hidden minuses like added sugar, preservatives, or digestive upsets.
That’s why we developed Clean Lean Protein - a 100% vegetable protein isolate that’s big on benefits and offers an alternative to dairy, soy and whey-based products.
Sourced from European Golden Peas, Clean Lean Protein has up to 90% protein content, is low in fat and easy to digest, so you can enjoy it daily. Super-charged with all the essential amino acids your body needs and a pH of 7.8 (alkaline), Clean Lean Protein is the ultimate supplement for those who lead healthy lifestyles and are discerning about what they put in their body. 

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Our Review: 
We loved the fact that this protein had only natural ingredients in it. It was very pure. It is a little bland just mixed with water, but is great mixed in smoothies! 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Detour Bars Review (Cranberry Flax)


Detour sent us some of their new Cranberry Flax Smart Bars to review. Here's some info about them:

Like the other Detour SMART bars, the new Cranberry Flax bar is independently certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization to confirm it meets strict gluten-free standards.  It has just 140 calories and three grams of sugar. Like all Detour products, the Detour SMART bar is made with high quality whey protein to nourish and replenish the body, and the grains and fruit provide a balanced source of fiber and a nutritious foundation for maintaining good health. Detour SMART bars are lightly sweetened with Stevia, a zero-calorie, natural sweetener. They contain up to 80 percent less sugar than leading snack bars and are topped with a Greek style yogurt drizzle. 

Detour SMART bars were first introduced six months ago and mark the company’s entry into the natural foods category: https://www.detourbar.com/smart/
 
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Our Review:
Two thumbs up! These were a great pre-workout snack that gave us energy to get through our workout!!! They were also enjoyed as an after dinner treat on those nights when we just needed a little something extra. 

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Tropical Traditions provided us with a free sample of this product to review,
 and we were under no obligation to review it if we so chose. 
Nor were we under any obligation to write a positive review or 
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
 

• Tropical Traditions Home Page: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com
• Gold Label Product Page: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm
• What is Virgin Coconut Oil: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm
• How to Use Coconut Oil: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/how-to-use-coconut-oil.htm
 
 
Here are some videos you can watch:
How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6eycjf29M
 
How to Use Coconut oil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x28yuVzwrMk 

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6eycjf29M

"If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered 
from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin 
Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you."
 
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Our Review:
INCREDIBLE! This stuff is awesome! We added it to our oatmeal, our oatmeal bakes, sauteed shrimp & veggies, and toast! We will continue to add it to more things as we go on!  Adding this to our oatmeal REALLY KICKED IT UP A NOTCH! SO SO GOOD! 
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GUESS WHAT?!?!?

Tropical Traditions is offering a full QUART size jar to one of our readers! 

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GOOD LUCK!!!! 
 
 
***EDIT: Winner was Angie B***
Giveaway now closed. 
 

Food for Life Review: Ezekiel Bread


Food for Life sent us coupons to try two of their products to review. 

Here's some info about Ezekiel Bread from their website:
Ezekiel 4:9 products are crafted in the likeness of the Holy Scripture verse Ezekiel 4:9 to ensure unrivaled honest nutrition and pure, delicious flavors.
"Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…" Ezekiel 4:9
It’s this special, unique combination of 6 grains and legumes that harvests benefits beyond what we normally expect from our breads, pastas, cereals, and other foods.
  • Source of Complete Protein - Rated 84.3% as efficient as the highest source of protein (comparable to that of milk or eggs)
  • Contains 18 Amino Acids - Including all 9 essential amino acids
  • Increased Digestibility - Sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them easily.
  • Increased Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
  • Increased Vitamin C - Sprouting produces vitamin C.
  • Increased Vitamin B - Sprouting increases the vitamin B2, B5 & B6.
  • Great source of Fiber - Combining sprouted grains and legumes gives a good amount of natural fiber in each serving.
And as is true with all our Food for Life Sprouted Grain Products, we only use the very best ingredients and baking methods to ensure you truly get the very most out of your food.
  • We use only freshly sprouted certified organic grains.
  • Our products are kosher.
  • We use absolutely no flour. Studies have shown that grinding grains into flour increases the surface area upon which enzymes in the body can work to more. quickly convert starch into glucose.
  • We don’t use any genetically modified organisms (GMO’s)
  • We don’t use refined sugars. When sugar is refined and processed there are many harmful ingredients that are added to the sugar as a result. Instead, we use malted barley, a natural sweetener produced from sprouted barley, which is basically a carbohydrate comprised mostly of complex carbohydrates rather than the "sugar" carbohydrates.
  • We don’t use anything artificial – no preservatives or shortenings.
  • We use a unique slow-bake process to preserve the natural fiber and bran benefits of grains.
Our Ezekiel 4.9 Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Offerings
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Our Review:
WOW! What's not to LOVE about this bread? It is full of flavor and the seeds and grains keep you fuller longer! We LOVE the fact that it is organic and has more protein in it!!! The Cinnamon Raisin was full of flavor and was perfect for our PB toast, and also with cream cheese for an after dinner dessert! The Flax bread was incredible for our sandwiches and PB toast.  duh. (PB toast is a DAILY thing for us!) Also, the coolest part about this bread is that it is based from SCRIPTURE!!! WIN WIN!!! 

Please please please check out their website and buy some for yourself!

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