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Friday, July 19, 2019

5 Things on Friday




Happy Friday! I've been living life in full Mom Among Chaos mode. I can't wait for it to slow down just a bit. Since our summer seemed to be slightly delayed, we have been making up for the lost time. Let me fill you in.

1. We bought a new boat a week or two ago. I named her BumbleBee; she is big and a gorgeous yellow. Well, she's lovely to us. She's not new but new to us.  Our Gilligans Island boat decided she was done with us. So, we will be fixing her and putting her up for sale. We already had one adventure on Bumblebee. I really enjoyed the extra room and the swim deck. 

2. Matt had karate camp last weekend in Lansing, so we were able to spend a day with friends. We had an excellent time walking around the MSU area. 

3. Between writing, cleaning the beach house, and working with Matt, I've been insanely busy. Busy to the point that I need some boredom in my life and plan on working on it this weekend. 

4. So our actual build on the new house happens this week. The whole addition will be built in three days. Then the construction on the inside will start. Things are moving at a snail pace, but I don't care since I have plenty to do and still need to work on getting rid of stuff. I have so many feelings, and it's all hard to sort out.

5. Today, I'm heading to the chiropractor, and we're going to see Lion King. I hope its better than Aladdin. I'm looking forward to just sitting.

Here is what's new on the blog. PS. Mom Among Chaos will be moving to Wordpress, getting a facelift, and becoming Life Among Chaos!

Life Jacket Safety Tips
10 Ways to Speed up Metabolism
Kaygo Gardening Gloves
Detroit Screening: Angry Birds 2

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Detroit Giveaway: Screening Passes for Angry Birds 2

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

Guess what? Those Angry Birds are back for the second round of fun! I'm giving 25 families four tickets to see this film on Sunday, August 11 at 11 AM at Royal Oak Emagine Theatre!!! Woot!

Detroit Giveaway: Screening Passes for Angry Birds 2

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The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2!  When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.



Directed by:                                Thurop Van Orman



Screenplay by:                            Peter Ackerman



Produced by:                              John Cohen           



Cast:                                          Jason Sudeikis

                                                  Josh Gad

                                                  Leslie Jones

                                                  Bill Hader

                                                  Rachel Bloom

                                                  Awkwafina

                                                  Sterling K. Brown

                                                  Eugenio Derbez

                                                  Danny McBride

                                                  Peter Dinklage

                                                  Zach Woods

                                                  Pete Davidson

                                                  Dove Cameron

                                                  Lil Rel Howery

                                                  Beck Bennett

                                                  Nicki Minaj

                                                  Brooklynn Prince

What an amazing cast! I can't wait to see this film with my family!

Enter to win a family four-pack to see Angry Birds to at Emagine Royal Oak on August 11, 2019, at 11 AM. You must be local to win.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Kaygo Gardening Gloves

This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.
I'm allergic to just about everything you can possibly think of outside. Do, I still have to do yard work? Yep, if I don't do it, then it will not get done. So, I needed a fabulous pair of gardening gloves. That's when I found out about Kaygo gardening gloves. 

Kaygo Gardening Gloves


Usually, if anything touches me, I immediately start swelling up. These long gloves are just what this girl needed. They stop me from getting brushed by something that could possibly cause an allergic reaction. Also, they're thick. I think that's the best part of these gloves they protect my hands from prickly and thorny weeds. Yay! When I'm done working, I can just slip them off, and my manicured fingers still look perfect.



The elegant flower design is inspired by a silk dress fabric from the 1920s. So, while pulling those nasty weeds, you will look stylish!

These gorgeous gloves are made from sturdy synthetic leather and have an elastic wrist to secure the gloves which I love.

Kaygo gardening gloves are ideal for gardening, pruning, yard work, general handling, and home improvement, so they're not limited to just working in your yard!

Right now you can get 40% off these stylish gloves by using the code MOMAMONG128! What a deal!!!!! To find other Kaygo deal, visit https://dealspotr.com/promo-codes/kaygo

What do you look for in a good pair of gardening glove?



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

10 Ways to Speed Up Metabolism

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Sometimes our weight loss and or fat loss needs a little boost. Our bodies become accustomed to the same daily routine. My body is accustomed to the 1300 daily calories I give it, and so it's time to change things up to bump my metabolism. So, I've done some research for you! Get ready for a metabolism boost!

10 Ways to Speed up Metabolism

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1. Change up your workout. If you're doing the same exercise over and over, you are not going to change your body. Keep things fresh, and you will also be less likely to become bored. I personally write myself a new workout after I've done the same exercise three times. Pinterest has so many beautiful ideas to keep you motivated.

2. Try mixing up your calories. If you have a cheat meal take those extra calories you spent and subtract them on a different day. For example, you ate an extra 500 calories one day. Try spicing up your metabolism and cutting 100 calories for five days. Do it any way that works for you.

3. I've read great things about intermittent fasting. When you fast, it does not have to be a 24-hour thing. It could be for 12 hours. I love to eat early and regularly will go 12 hours before my next meal. This is a significant metabolism boost, and I've read that it helps kill off bad cells in your body.

4. A while back, I decided to skip the cardio and just focus on heavyweights. This is a great way to boost your metabolism because muscle burns calories!

5. A simple trick to boost your metabolism is to drink cold water. Who else needs to drink more water daily?

6. Are you sleeping well? A night of good night sleep is incredible for your body and revs up your metabolism. Make sure you're getting enough ZZZ's.

7. Did you know that protein increases your metabolism? Not only does it help you build lean muscle, but it also gives you a much-needed boost!

8. Coffee is a magical bean! It not only gets you moving in the morning but also helps your metabolism wake up in the morning.

9. You're not going to burn calories by sitting all day. Get up and move your body! Even if it's just for a few minutes. Our bodies are meant to move!

10. Stress can do bad things to your body and affect your metabolism. Make sure you take time daily for yourself!!!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Life Jacket Safety Tips

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This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

The proper fit of a life jacket can be the difference between life and death. I'm not trying to scare you, but I see so many people make this mistake. This is a picture of one of my daughters a few years ago when we were on the water with our boat, safety is everything. So, I wanted to give you life jackets safety tips.


Life Jacket Safety Tips

  • When selecting a life jacket, ALWAYS read the manufacturers sizing chart. Each manufacturer can vary so read carefully.
  • Select the size based on your child's current weight. My youngest just moved up a size. Make sure you check you have the proper weight BEFORE heading out in the water.
  • Life jackets do not replace adult supervision. I was at the beach the other day and just because the child had floaties on mom was over 300 feet away, not paying attention. This is a big no-no. Never be more than arm's length away from a child.
  • Don't allow your child to use a life jacket as a toy or improperly. Teach them the correct use and how to fasten a life jacket correctly.
  • Make sure your life jacket is Coast Guard Approved.
  • Set good examples for children. Always wear a life jacket when on open water or on a motor craft. 
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