Snacking on the Go – An Unexpected Flavorful Surprise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Lately, snacking on the go has been at an all time high between sporting events, working, traveling, and my recent foot surgery.  I've upped my snacking slightly out of a bit of necessity and convenience. Why am I snacking so much? My 'always painting, always multi tasking, always creating, always driving' persona has had to take a step back slightly to heal from my foot surgery, so 'slowing down' is an unfamiliar and unexpected territory for myself, my family, and for those who know me.  Surprisingly, slowing down has been refreshing (aside from post-operative pain) to settle … [Read more...]

Hex Performance Product Review

I had the pleasure of trying out the Hex Performance products to wash my boys' (and my husband's) stinky sweaty hockey gear. There’s a smell that can build up in gear and athletic apparel that doesn’t come out, no matter how many times it’s cleaned. The car, house, and environment become a smelly locker room and forces a quarantine of gear in cold garages (or anywhere to be free of that smell!). HEX scientists have created a new formula designed specifically for performance gear and apparel that truly cleans and removes unwanted odors and bacteria from performance gear and apparel. Hex Performance has a 2 part system to clean and to keep the active gear odor free for up to 30 days. I … [Read more...]

Athletic Gear – Get it clean and fresh!

I have stinky boys who play hockey and baseball, and as you can just imagine, their under clothes and gear can get very raunchy ... Awesome. I was recently introduced to HEX Performance products... (click this link to see my complete Hex product review) Below is why I'm sharing this with you ... What are HEX Performance products? HEX Performance has developed the first and only system designed specifically to clean and protect today’s performance gear and apparel. We’re proud to announce our Ultra+Dual Action Gear Wash, Power+ Laundry Detergent, and On Demand+ Spray and Go. Where can I find HEX? This weekend, on Saturday 5/16 from 11 AM – 4 PM, HEX products will be demo-ed in ALL … [Read more...]

Pond Hockey

If you listen to the NHL players, their fondest memories of growing up playing hockey is playing pond hockey. We have 2 boys who play hockey and LOVE playing on the pond.  The wonderful thing about pond hockey is that there are no rules, no refs, no coaches ... just putting on the skates, grabbing a stick, and throwing a helmet on.  Chasing the puck end to end, side to side, having a few breaks to sip on some hot cocoa, and going back at it. My husband made some pond hockey goal nets and the boys painted them with the colors of their choice. These boys played pond hockey in the most authentic setting ... it was New Years Day, the snow was falling, and they played for over 3 hours … [Read more...]

Hockey Power Skating Drill with Jon MacWilliams

Jon MacWilliams has over 33 years in hockey development and experience. Jon is the Head On Ice Instructor for Dave Bolland Sports, with former Chicago Blackhawk, Dave Bolland.  He has played professionally in Europe, coached AAA and Junior A Hockey and had trained NHL/WHL/Junior Players including Dave Bolland, Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon. Not only is he all of the above, he is a fellow Canadian as well!  Very excited to have him be a part of my son's hockey experience! … [Read more...]

Peyton Manning Meme

Peyton Manning is on fire.  He didn't only meet the record for touchdowns, he surpassed it! And this is why he is his momma's favorite.... I made this Peyton Manning Meme and thought I'd share it {please credit if you share} Way to go, Peyton! I'm proud to be a Bronco fan and to watch you at home in Denver at Sports Authority Field!!!! … [Read more...]

Reebok Hockey Bag Review

Our boys are in hockey and we bought them Reebok Hockey bags for all their gear. See my video for a review of this  Reebok 10K hockey bag. Let's just say we bought new ones. There were a few things I liked, but not enough to keep them.  It really bothers me as we spent over $100 for each bag and they didn't even make it one season.  I really liked the size of the bag and the handle.  I liked that I could pick it up with ease and but in my SUV.  But there are more things that went wrong with the bag than not.  At first I thought it was just us, then I took a look around the hockey rink and started asking the player's parents about what they thought about the same bag.  Sure enough, … [Read more...]