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My FASTer Way to Fat Loss Update

Disclosure: I have been provided with sponsorship to the FASTer Way to Weight Loss for the next 6 weeks in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Açaí Bowls are one of my favorite ways to break my fast on regular macro days! 

It has been just under one month since I began the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and I am super excited to share with you my thoughts on the program so far. I have seen some amazing results, and am feeling SO good! I have a lot of energy and feel very good about the whole nutrition that I am giving my body each day. The mission of FASTer Way has quickly become my mission and goal, Don’t allow perfection to be the enemy of good. Commit to a healthy lifestyle and focus on making steps toward better health.” I definitely feel so much better about myself and am making great strides toward a healthy lifestyle thanks to this amazing program!

Look at all of this delicious and REAL food! 

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change that is composed of eating clean, whole foods. I have been eating gluten free and dairy free (as much as possible) and not missing those things at all! There is absolutely no deprivation with this program, and you eat a ton of food! There are some days that I have a hard time eating all my food! You will even have room in your macros for treats so don’t worry about feeling deprived of those things. 

What has the FASTer Way to Fat Loss done for me so far? It has changed the way that I look at food. It is all about fueling your body with the whole nutrition that it needs and craves. I love that we track everything we are eating each day. This really helps me to stay on plan and on track with my macros.

Intermittent fasting and carb cycling are also great tools and a big component of this program. Don’t let those terms scare you. Intermittent fasting is actually very simple and easy once you get the hang of it. I usually stop eating each night by 8-9pm and won’t break my fast until around 1pm the next day. You are actually doing most of your fasting while you are sleeping. And, you can still have coffee or tea. Just keep it under 50 calories and only use a Stevia to sweeten it. I take mine with Nutpods or Almond Milk and have not even missed regular coffee creamer. Oh, and let me tell you about my will-power when it comes to coffee. I am usually a big iced coffee drinker. Yes, you know the ones that are laden with sugar and cream. I have not even missed those drinks. In fact, I love my Starbucks with Unsweetened Almond Milk and Stevia now! Who is this girl? 😀

Carb Cycling, what is that and how does it affect the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? On Mondays and Tuesdays, we partake in Low Carb days and pair it with high intensity interval training workouts. These workouts can be done right at home or they gym. After the two low carb days we will refuel our body with carbs for the rest of the week. These days are my fave and I look forward to fueling my body with good carbs! This is such a great part of the program.  Monday and Tuesday we are focusing on lower carb foods and filling our bodies with the good fats that we need, then, when Wednesday comes around we can eat yummy fruits, oatmeal, and other good for you-carbs to refuel! 

Working out of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss has actually been a big part for me. I go to the YMCA at least 6 days a week and do spinning, leg machines and the treadmill. It does depend on the day of the week and what exercises you will need to focus on. As I mentioned before, you can do the exercises at home too if you don’t have access to a gym. You will be given a link when you sign up to view all the workouts. I highly suggest that you try to do something each day even if it is just walking. I have only missed going to the gym a few days and when I don’t get there I actually miss it!

What do I eat on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? You will eat a TON of food! I cannot believe all the food that I get to eat each day and see such amazing results! I am going to share in pictures some of my meals and snacks from the past few weeks. My favorite way to break a fast on regular macro days is with a delicious Açaí Bowl or Overnight Oats. Low Carb Days I love bacon, eggs and guacamole! For snacks I love chicken salad, nuts, tuna, fruit and the list goes on and on! I will tell you that it is best to input your food the night before so that you are not scrambling the day of. Preparation is key to this program!

I still enjoyed a delicious 4th of July Meal! No deprivation here!

My thoughts so far? I love this program and actually plan to continue on for another 6 weeks when this round is over. It is sustainable, there is no depravation and it makes you feel so good about yourself. I know that I am giving my body the whole nutrition that it needs and that is so important! I went on vacation last week to Orlando and Boston with my husband and was still able to maintain my good eating habits and tracking. Even with the Fourth of July and vacation, eating out, and indulging on a few treats I maintained. If I can do this, you can do this! I promise! Don’t feel like you can’t enjoy a birthday or special occasion on this program. You can totally make it work! I am so motivated to continue on. I want this for me and for my health. You can’t afford NOT to take care of yourself! Self care is so important!
With all of the other “diet” plans that I have tried before, I was left hungry and wanting to eat more food. This program is so different. While you will eat a lot of food, (I eat over 1700 calories on most days) you will also gain freedom from food. You will crave those things that your body needs and have confidence to be a better YOU!

                                                                   BEFORE                                               DURING

I want to share with you a picture so you can see what I have experienced so far with the program. In less than a month, my legs have transformed a ton! I carry most of my weight in my hips/thighs so it is hard to lose. But it is coming along! Just look at that picture. In less than one month! I am blown away! Remember, it is all about progress over perfection! I can’t wait to continue on and see even more amazing results. What about the scale? I don’t get on the scale very often. In fact, it is encouraged from the FWTFL not to get on the scale. When I did get on a few weeks back I had lost over 5 pounds. To me, inches are more than pounds. Don’t go by what the scale says go by how you feel and how your clothes are fitting!

Want to learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat LossGO HERE and sign up for the next round that is starting July 15! When you sign up using the link HERE, be sure to enter my coach Stephanie Lightfield as your coach. You will love her and she will be there to answer any questions as you begin your journey to a more healthier you!

You can also feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I would love to help answer any questions that you might have before you get started on the program.

Join ME on the The FASTer Way to Fat Loss!

Disclosure: I have been provided with sponsorship to the FASTer Way to Weight Loss for the next 6 weeks in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I am very excited to share with you some news! Over the next 6 weeks, I will be participating in The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program thanks to my friend and coach Stephanie. She is giving me the opportunity to try a 6 week round and to share my results with YOU! I can’t wait to share and to see amazing results along the way! And, stay tuned because my coach Stephanie is going to give away a Free round to one of you for the September round! You don’t want to miss following along!

I have tried many different diets over the past several years, and while I have had great results, I feel that sometimes those programs are not sustainable. That is why I am so excited for this new journey! I love that the goal through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Program is progress, not perfection. Don’t  allow perfection to be the enemy of good. Commit to a healthy lifestyle and focus on making steps toward better health.”

Look at my Coach Stephanie’s results so far! Doesn’t she look amazing?

What is the FASTer Way to Fat Loss

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a healthy eating program (I would not call it a diet, it is a lifestyle change) that is composed of eating clean, whole foods. You will be eating gluten free, dairy free (as much as possible) all while eating a ton of food and feeling great! You will still have room in your macros for treats so no depravation there!

There FASTer Way to Fat Loss incorporates several key components:

Intermittent Fasting: I think when many people when they hear the word fasting, they get scared and run. Don’t let this intimidate you. This is a core component to the program and you will come to actually enjoy it! You stay in a fasted state for 16 hours and then you will eat during an 8 hour window. I have been fasting the past several days to prepare myself and it has been much easier than I expected. I stop eating at 8pm and then break my fast at Noon. If you need to slowly ease into it, I suggest that you do that during your prep week to prepare your body.

During your fast you may drink coffee, water or herbal tea. You want to make sure that you don’t go over the 50 calorie mark or you will break your fast. For me, this has been the hardest. I love me some cream in my coffee, but I have been using these Nutpods which are dairy free, gluten free and the taste is really great! I am going to experiment with some other dairy free creamers, so stay tuned for what I find!

Carb Cycling: On Mondays and Tuesdays, we partake in Low Carb days and pair it with high intensity interval training workouts. These workouts can be done right at home or they gym. After the through the  two low carb days we will refuel our body with carbs for the rest of the week. I LOVE this as Monday and Tuesday we are focusing on lower carb foods and filling our bodies with the good fats that we need, then, when Wednesday comes around we can eat yummy fruits, oatmeal, and other good for you-carbs to refuel! 

Macro Counting: Macros are the breakdown of fats, carbs and protein in your food. With the FASTer Way to Weight Loss, we are tracking these to get the best combination of what is best for your body and how you consume the food that is best for your overall performance.  We track our Macros through the My Fitness Pal App. This is a free app that tracks everything for you. t breaks down everything for us so we can see fats, carbs and proteins that we are consuming each day. It really does take all the guesswork out. You can even scan barcodes of products, check nutritional values at restaurants and so much more! 

Workouts (can be done at home or the gym): You really want to work out at least 5 days a week. There are three different styles of workouts: Beginner, Home and Gym. When you sign up, there are links for videos for all of the exercises you need to do each day. Doing something is better than nothing, so just get up and moving! 

What Do You Eat on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss?

You will eat a TON of food! Last night while my coach Stephanie was helping with my plan for today, I could not believe all the food that I have to eat! Really, you can eat whatever you want as long as it is REAL, whole food! I plan on eating lots of good fats, salads, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, berries, brown rice and more. I will keep you posted as my journey progresses so stay tuned! I will tell you that it is best to input your food the night before so that you are not scrambling the day of. Preparation is key here!

When you join, your Coach will also give you access to their personal FWTFL Facebook group. This is where you will share meal and snack ideas and really, just be a huge support to one another! I have learned so much already!

Now it is your turn! Want to learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? GO HERE and sign up for the next round that is starting July 15! When you sign up using the link HERE, be sure to enter my coach Stephanie Lightfield as your coach. You will love her and she will be there to answer any questions as you begin your journey to a more healthier you!

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my thoughts with you on how my first week goes!

Captain Marvel on DVD with Exclusive SteelBook at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Calling all Captain Marvel fans! If you are like me, I am sure that you have been counting down the days until the release of this amazing film on DVD! It is time to head on over to your local Best Buy today where you can purchase the exclusive Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook that includes custom box art! This is only available at Best Buy so you will want to grab it while you can! With Father’s Day right around the corner, this SteelBook would make the ultimate gift for any Marvel or super-hero fan! I love these super cool SteelBooks and they are the best way to gift a DVD!

Information: Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck this sci-fi action film is the latest offering from the American comic books by Marvel Comics. The narrative follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an Air Force pilot who experiences a freak accident that somehow bestows her with alien superpowers, making her Captain Marvel. With time running out, Captain Marvel joins forces with Nick Fury (Samuel.L Jackson), and together they work to save the planet from a looming war between alien races.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez.

I just love how Captain Marvel empowers and is so confident! She definitely has a positive message to share with everyone! This makes Captain Marvel the perfect date night movie or a great action-packed film for the older teens in your family! It would also be a fun idea to throw a Girl’s Night and watch it with some of your favorite girlfriends. After all, this is a chick super hero! Are you ready to learn more and to purchase your Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook from Best Buy? GO HERE to purchase and to learn more.

 

The Best Things to Buy in June

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Summer is in full swing and many of us are planning where to go, what to do and how to keep the kids busy during these busy months. With that being said, it is also a great time to find bargains on many things.

Swimwear/Lingerie– Most stores are offering great deals on swimwear for the entire family. I have discounts as much as 50% off.  Don’t forget to check warehouse clubs like Sam’s Club for swimwear deals. I recently purchased my son Drew a pair of Nautica swim trunks for $12.97 at our local Sam’s Club. While shopping, I also noticed adorable women’s 2 piece swim sets for under $30. I have also noted that many stores are offering promotional offers on lingerie right now so it may be a great time to replenish if you need to do so!

Father’s Day Sales– Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, you may be able to find some great deals on items for dad. Check stores like Harbor Freight, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s and The Home Depot. I often find that there are great bargains on items like tools and sporting equipment around this time of the year as most stores are trying to market around dads. I would especially be on the lookout for gift card with purchase promotional offers. Don’t forget about restaurant deals. Many restaurants will offer discounts or even freebies for Father’s Day so don’t forget to ask.

Dishes– June seems to be a popular month for weddings and retailers are competing for your gift budget. Prices will be slashed on many dishes and dinnerware items, so if you need to replace items this is a great month to do so! I have seen some great deals including gift card with purchase options so be on the lookout at your favorite department stores!

Semi Annual Sales– June is also a great month for semi-annual sales at stores like Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works. Many products are marked down as much as 75% off! I purchased hands soaps for $1.75 this week at Bath and Body Works so it definitely pays to stock up at these prices! I also like to buy items at the semi-annual sales for birthdays and the holidays. This is a great way for me to keep my gift closet stocked without breaking the bank.

Gym Memberships– Believe it or not, June is one of the best months of the year to buy a gym membership! The weather is at its peak so most people are enjoying the outdoors for exercise. With that being said, gyms want your business so they are offering incentives to get you inside their doors! In fact, you may even be able to negotiate a deal to your favorite gym! It doesn’t hurt to ask. I recently scored a great deal to my local YMCA. If you joined during the month of May, they were waiving the $100 Family Join Fee. That is a huge savings for my family of 4! I went ahead and joined during that time as I know that the boys and I will get so much use out of our local YMCA this summer!

Savings for the Great Outdoors– If you have been thinking about purchasing a new tent or other outdoor items, now is a great time to do so! Stores like Dicks’s Sporting Goods and even Amazon have had great deals on anything outdoor related. One idea is this Sport-Brella Vented SPF 50+ Sun and Rain Canopy 8 foot Umbrella for only $39.99! You can take this with you anywhere in the great outdoors! 

Captain Marvel Lands on on Blu-ray & Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD June 11!

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Calling all Captain Marvel fans! The epic film centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel lands on DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD on June 11! Did you and your family see this movie when it was in the theater? Here is a fun fact for you… this film not only electrified and inspired audiences worldwide, but surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales! Wow!

Here are a few thoughts of mine from reviewing the movie:

First of all, how could I not love the movie since it is a chick super hero? I live in a house full of boys so anything with a chick super hero is my jam! I really appreciate the film-makers focus on Carol Danvers super powers and the movie is filled with a female empowering storyline.

Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. When we first meet Danvers, she already possesses her superhero powers, having left her earthly life behind and become a member of an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon-Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team, and become a valued member­, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. While on Earth she quickly lands on the radar of Nick Fury, and they must work together against a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls—the notorious Marvel bad guys made even more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities—and their leader, Talos, who is spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.

Is Captain Marvel right for kids?

While there is no nudity or sexual inappropriateness, there is some suggestive language. I would say that you as a parent should use your judgement here. There is of course, violence. The violence in this movie is not graphic. It is more action and sci-fi fighting with laser type of guns. Captain Marvel is rated PG-13 for “sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language.

Honestly, I think that the overall storyline of this movie is a very positive one especially for children in today’s society. It portrays not only positivity and perseverance, but integrity and confidence. These are all values that we as parents are trying to instill in our children on a daily basis.

If you have been waiting to purchase The Captain Marvel DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, it is available on June 11! And, there are some extra features to note when you purchase these! Depending on which retailer you purchase at, they will feature Bonus material including deleted scenes, Gag reel, digital exclusives and more!

Have you and your family seen Captain Marvel? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!

Code Ninjas Summer Camps: Where Your Kids Become Coding Ninjas!

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Summer Break. Ahhh…My boys have officially been out of school now for over one week, and I have already heard those dreaded words, “I’m bored!” For me, summer break can actually be a lot of work as I have to make sure that I keep the boys busy with activities. We joined our local YMCA, will be doing a lot of reading, bowling, watching movies and visiting friends. Of course, the boys also love to play on the computer with their favorite video games. While I do like to limit the amount of time that they spend on the computer each day, some of the games can actually be a great learning experience for them!

This summer, my boys are going to have the time of their life as they learn to spark their imagination all by building their very own video games! Thanks to Code Ninjas Summer Camps, the boys will build their favorite computer games from the ground up all combined with the power of coding!

What is Code Ninjas? 

We all know that kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Code Ninjas provides an engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving so kids will gain vital skills while having a blast! As a parent, it is important to me that my children not only have fun during the summer but that I am giving them the best future possible and that they are learning! Code Ninjas sounds like a win-win to me!  😉 

Technology is such an amazing thing isn’t it? When I was in college over 20 years ago, I remember my hubby and I sending emails back and forth to each other through AOL just like on the movie, “You’ve Got Mail!” Texting was not even heard of, and the only phone that I had was one of those older flip phones. Boy, things have come a long way! My boys know more about electronics now than me!  😆 Code Ninjas believes that there’s never been a more exciting time to advance our culture – starting with our youngest ones. Every kid deserves the chance to unlock their innate, unlimited capacity to learn. 

Whether or not they pursue coding as a career, Code Ninjas wants to provide kids with skills that will help them pursue their dreams. I love that they will also teach our children to learn how to think and problem solve. In fact, that is one of the core values of Code Ninjas!

Do you think that your kiddos would benefit from a Summer Camp at Code Ninjas?

Here are some of the details about the camps that they offer during the summer months:

Half Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm.

Full Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

All camps are recommended for kids ages 7-14.

Costs for Half Day Summer Camps is $199, Full Day Summer Camps is $369.

Are you ready to dive in and learn more? You can learn more about Code Ninjas and the different camp options that are available this summer by visiting: https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/fl-tampa-carrollwood.

And, I have one sweet deal for My Sweet Savings readers! You can book a FREE 30-minute introduction to a coding lesson at Code Ninjas Carrollwood as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and summer camps when you click here to book a Free session! Be sure to let the folks at Code Ninjas Carrollwood know that I sent you when you type “My Sweet Savings” into the form. 

With Code Ninjas, Kids have fun. Parents see results! 

2019 Free & $1 Summer Movies for Kids!

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Summertime is officially here! My boys got out of school last week, and I know that for many of you, school is quickly coming to a close as well! If you are like me, I am wanting to make sure that my kiddos stay busy this summer and don’t have to tell me those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”

Once again this year, many of the movie theaters are offering their FREE and $1 movie promotions. I have put together a list, but please note that movies, times and locations may vary so be sure to check your local theater.

REGAL THEATERS 2019 SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days (Tuesday & Wednesday). Check your Regal theater location for scheduled times and movie selections. Enjoy titles like:  Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda and many more. 

COBB THEATERS 2019 FREE SUMMER MOVIES  

Cobb Summer Movies are FREE! Shows start at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to check your local Cobb Theater to verify scheduled times as they can change.

CINEMARK THEATERS 2019 SUMMER MOVIES

Cinemark Movie Theaters charges $1 per each movie at the box office. OR, if you purchase all of the movie tickets in advance you will only pay $5 for all 10 shows! Please keep in mind that movies, dates and times do vary by location. Check out the Summer Movie Clubhouse Bundle for more details of this amazing offer. The Summer Movie Clubhouse schedule begins in May and runs through July. Special deals on popcorn and drinks are also available.

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

Studio Movie Grill’s Children’s Summer Series, offers a budget friendly entertainment option for families, summer camps, and weekday programs to escape the summer heat to watch $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films. 

HARKINS THEATERS

Harkins Theatres has brought back some of Hollywood’s best family films to keep kids entertained and cool during the summer. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children. Tickets are on sale now at participating locations.

AMC THEATERS

Starting  June 5, and running through the summer months, every Wednesday at 10am, AMC is hosting their Summer Movie Camp! You can score a Kid’s movie ticket, popcorn, drink and snack ALL for only $4!

Movies selections will include: The LEGO Movie 2, Peter Rabbit, Angry Birds 2Small Foot + more! 

Tips to Create a Relaxing Outdoor Oasis + SunBrite Veranda Series Televisions!

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Now that school is out for the summer, we are getting our plan of action together of what fun things that we plan to do with the boys to keep them busy during these next few months. Are you still making summer plans and deciding what to do with the kids this summer?

We love to be outdoors! In fact, one of the selling factors for me last year when we moved into our new home was definitely the outdoor living space. I love the screened-in porch (to keep away all those Florida bugs) and the white picket fence makes my view such an enjoyable one when I am sitting out there sipping my morning coffee.

For me, it is important that my outdoor living space is not only just as cozy as the inside of my home, but that it also provides a warm, inviting atmosphere for my entire family and our guests. When the outdoor space is tranquil and relaxing, you will find yourself out there over and over again.

Here are a few tips to help you create a relaxing outdoor entertaining oasis: 

Outdoor Furniture– Find an outdoor patio set/furniture that will be functional yet comfortable. Since you be sitting here a majority of the time, this is a key factor. Make sure the patio set compliments your space. Do the chairs/couches have pillows? Is the table big enough to comfortably seat your family and guests? Is the table big enough to enjoy family game night? There are so many different options available, and right now is the perfect time to buy as there are sales galore!

Entertainment– No outdoor space is complete without an outdoor television! Make watching television outside fun with the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs! The Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are designed specifically for outdoor use. In fact, they are weatherproof, and designed for full-shade outdoor spaces, like covered patios and screened-in porches. This sounds like the perfect television for outdoor family movie nights or for entertaining guests. I may even slip out there to watch my favorite cooking shows and movies! 

Ready to learn more? Find the the SunBriteTV Veranda Series with 4K UHD and HDR available at Best Buy in 43”, 55”, 65” and 75” sizes.

Fans For the warmer summer months, make sure that you have plenty of circulating air. Those of us who live in Florida know that it can be extremely hot even in an area that is covered. When the weather cools down, you could add a fire pit or small heater for warmth. We love our fire pit for toasting marshmallows too!

Cold Beverages– Staying hydrated especially during the hot, summer months is so important! Consider placing a small refrigerator on the porch stocked with your families favorite cold beverages. You can even keep a basket with snacks on hand for when the munchies hit!

Lighting– Thankfully during the summer months it stays lighter outside much longer, but good lighting is key to any outdoor oasis. I particularly love the string lights that are so popular these days. They are not only decorative, but give a nice glow to the outside space. There are so many fun designs available that it can be hard to choose the perfect set! If you have an outdoor ceiling fan, they make lots of nice lighting options for those as well.

Are you Ready to Learn More About the Veranda Series SunBrite TV’s?

These outdoor televisions are designed to survive just about any climate in North America, resisting the harsh effects of rain, snow, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures. Wow! 

Veranda comes standard with a direct-lit 4K UHD screen with HDR, which means that it is up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments! With a TV like this, it sounds to me like the best seat in the house is going to be the one on my back porch! Look for the SunBrite Veranda Series Outdoor Televisions at your local Best Buy or learn more HERE

I hope that these tips to help you create a relaxing outdoor entertaining oasis have been helpful! Have a wonderful summer! 

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Michaels: Summer Camp Creativity For Kids

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Michaels wants to help keep your kids busy this summer! They are offering seven weeks of screen-free fun for kids ages 3 and up.

Camp Creativity begins June 10 and runs through July 26. Classes are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12 noon. The price is $3 per 30-minute session and supplies are included. The Slime Classes offered on Fridays are usually Free! You can sign up HERE.

Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. *Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Review of Kabillion the Free VOD Network for Kids!

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Are you familiar with Kabillion? Kabillion is a totally FREE Video on Demand network for kids that gives families access to kabillions of amazing shows all on one kid-friendly platform! Kabillion stands out as a reliable and safe destination for quality children’s entertainment – a place where parents can feel good about their children spending time. In fact, this outstanding platform is the only independently-owned VOD network to be ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the U.S.! As a parent, I feel that it is hard to find good, quality programming on television these days, so I love the options that Kabillion gives me! My family and I recently were sent a Roku Stick so that we could try out Kabillion for ourselves, and my boys loved it! 

What shows are available on Kabillion? Kabillion serves up a wide range of popular animated content for preschoolers through the school-age set. From classic series for the whole family like Bobby’s World and Gumby, to kid favorites such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Pokemon. They even offer shorts likeCloudbabies and BabyRiki! My son Brady especially loves the LEGO shows that are available! With Kabillion, there is SO much for kids to learn and discover!

It has never been easier to watch all these great shows and shorts, as Kabillion can be accessed a “million” different ways! The network is available as a free VOD service with most major cable providers, and for families who have cut the cord or may be planning to, Kabillion is also accessible as a free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

With the summer months almost here, our children will be indoors for many hours. It is so important that they will be watching quality programming. With Kabillion, I can feel good about what my boys are watching. I also love that Kabillion is regularly adding new programming to the mix as well. I highly recommend Kabillion and you can check out more about it HERE

Follow Kabillion on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram to stay up-to-date on all of the latest programs and special offers.