I recently reviewed the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, and we’re still enjoying healthy homemade ice pops on an almost daily basis. So when Zoku asked if I wanted to review another one of their products, I jumped at the chance to try their Slush & Shake Maker. This nifty gadget makes slushies, milkshakes, smoothies, and even frozen alcoholic drinks in as few as 7 minutes without electricity or ice. In fact, that’s one of my favourite things about the Slush & Shake Maker. If you’ve made smoothies or slushies with a blender before, then you know there’s pretty much nothing louder than ice cubes in a blender. With this I can make a frozen treat regardless of what time it is or who’s sleeping/napping.
The Slush & Shake Maker stores right in your freezer so it’s always ready. Whenever you want a slushie or shake, just slide the inner core into the outer plastic sleeve, add your ingredients, and use the included spoon to scrape the sides and mix it up. The possibilities are almost endless: blended fruit, fresh squeezed juice, coconut or almond milk, malted or chocolate milk, sweetened tea or coffee, soda, and even energy drinks.
I just realized we’re already most of the way through July, and we haven’t even started organizing our camping trip yet. Better get on that! In the meantime though, I’ve put together a quick list of some other free and low-cost ways to keep the kids amused this summer. Here are some of the things we’ve been doing to keep the kids busy, and some ideas suggested by my awesome readers on Facebook.
Every parent knows the pain of sitting through mind-numbing, saccharine kids’ music. Listening to the same few songs over and over and over… Shudder! Sure, the kids like it, but I know I’m not the only one who feels like sticking crayons in my ears sometimes. So I’m pretty grateful when we stumble across children’s artists that don’t make me want to scream. And if it gets me humming along with my kids and my toes tapping, even better! That’s where the Imagination Movers come in!
Welcome to the Sweet Pea Diapers Giveaway!
A pocket cloth diaper available in a variety of colors and prints!
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Hosted by: Crunchy Livin’ Mama Style
Sponsored by: Sweet Pea Diapers
In honor of the famous comedian, Cotton Babies has come out with a fantastic new cloth diaper print – Chaplin! But, just like any limited edition diaper this gorgeous creation sold out pretty quickly. Well, Conservamom managed to get her hands on one. So here’s the good news for you: One lucky winner is going to win a Chaplin diaper in the Elemental style AND their choice of an Albert or Countess Diaper in 4.0!
Welcome to the LilyPadz Giveaway!
An eco-friendly alternative to disposable nursing pads that adhere to the breast to prevent leaking!
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Hosted by: Crunchy Livin’ Mama Style
Sponsored by: LilyPadz
Welcome to the Lil Bums Cloth Diaper giveaway hosted by Housewife on a Mission and sponsored by Lil Bums Cloth Diapers!
Lil Bums Cloth Diapers easy-to-use pocket diapers are adjustable from 8-35 lbs and are the softest cloth diapers on the market. Organically grown bamboo cotton helps keep your baby healthier and our earth a little cleaner. The cloth diapers are made with a luxuriously soft minky fabric that’s not only incredibly smooth, but extremely durable and stain resistant. This will keep your diapers looking as good as the day you bought them for years to come.
We went blueberry picking for the first time last weekend. Well, I should clarify that hubs and I went blueberry picking. The girls went blueberry eating.
We’ve made a pretty big dent in the 11 pounds of blueberries we picked (not including the pound and a half my kids ate while “picking”), but we still had plenty left to make some blueberry barbecue sauce. While not technically paleo because of the added sugar, it is gluten-free, and I think we all deserve a treat once in a while.
The dog days of summer are here, and complaints of, “I’m boooored,” echo through the house. If your kids need a few new ideas to keep them busy, visit the DK Books Summer Fun Boutique this month and check out all the activity books at 30% off. We received My First Doodle Fun!, My First Doodle On The Go!, and The Big Book Of Crafts And Activities for review. Read on to find out what my review crew thought!
My First Doodle Fun! & My First Doodle on the Go!