3 Back To School Chores For Kids They’ll Enjoy

This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Our kids went back to school this week & with it comes the routine.

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean the kids are completely off the hook with chores.

Here are a few chores for kids that our kids actually love to help with.

3 Back To School Chores For Kids

Between homework & extracurriculars, there isn’t much time for chores for kids in our house during the week.

The trick is to get them to enjoy the chore, so they don’t realize they’re doing chores.

Then you get the chores done without having to listen to complaining or excuses.

Mopping Spills

If your kids don’t love to mop as much as ours, you don’t have this mop.

They have to take turns because they argue over who gets to mop spills from the floor.

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It’s not just any mop – it’s this exact mop (and you can save $3 here when you signup for the newsletter).

Sometimes I swear they spill on purpose just so they can use the mop again.

 

Lunchbox Prep

Assigning lunchbox prep as one of the chores for kids is a HUGE win in our house for a few reasons.

Of course it’s a great chore for kids. 

And yes, then I just have to supervise.

But, they’re much more likely to EAT what’s in their lunchbox (without complaints later) if they put it together on their own.

Have the kids pick from a list of options you approve of & let them have at it.

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As long as you have that Libman mop nearby, they’ll be able to cleanup the floor afterwards too!

Organization Games

Getting organized is one thing but STAYING organized is the real problem.

My wife & 3 year-old came up with this solution to the girls’ hair accessories by hanging a shoe organizer inside a closet door.

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Once a week the kids play a tidying up game where they run around the house collecting rogue hair bands & put everything away again.

This is the only way we’re able to get the kids out the door on time during the week – because they know exactly where to find what they’re looking for.

What are the chores for kids in your house?

Leave a comment below & let us know.

Best Omega 3 Supplement Without Fish Taste

This is the best Omega 3 supplement I’ve found – it solves so many problems at once!

This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

We’ve all heard how important Omega 3 is for health and well being.

In fact, few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as Omega 3 fatty acids.

Some of the benefits of Omega-3 include:

  • A major reduction in triglycerides (fats leading to heart disease) – usually 15–30%
  • Reduced blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure
  • Boost HDL ( the good cholesterol)
  • Keeps blood platelets from clumping together, preventing the formation of blood clots

Omega 3s help keep arteries clear, preventing plaque that can restrict and harden.

But how easy is it to overlook Omega 3s in our daily diet?

We’re all busy running around doing the most important tasks of the day.

I’d rather spend my time planning our next family vacation than planning how to get Omega 3s into my daily diet.

Omega 3s are found in fish, yes.

But what if you don’t eat enough fish?

Of what if, like me, you don’t actually eat fish at all?

We need other ways to get the Omega 3 health benefits.

Best Omega 3 Supplement Without Fish Taste

I did some research & found out it is EASY to get Omega 3s into our diets with this one essential supplement.

There are other foods that are high in Omega 3s.

  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Brussel Sprouts

But seriously – how many of these foods can you commit to eating each & every day?

And how much of them do you really need to each to absorb the Omega 3s your body needs?

The only way to guarantee we get enough Omega 3 into our diet every day is with the best Omega 3 supplement.

Amazon has an awesome offer right now, SAVE on the best Omega 3 supplement here.

The supplement is from iWi & they’ve come up with an algae-based Omega-3 solution that has a HIGER absorption rate than fish or krill oil!

 

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They even use a sustainable method of farming using brackish water and solar power. 

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Leave me a comment below & let me know how you get your daily dose of Omega 3s.

Gifts For A Dad Who Wants Nothing | Father’s Day 2018

This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

This year Father’s Day 2018 is extra special for me because it’s the beginning of the 2018 World Cup!

There will be 11 matches on Father’s Day weekend, including Brazil vs. Switzerland on Father’s Day itself.

And best of all, I’ll be with my dad this Father’s Day, so we will watch the matches together.

After decades of celebrating Father’s Day & exhausting every possible option, here are 3 suggested gifts for dad who wants nothing.

Gifts For A Dad Who Wants Nothing

Here are a couple of gifts for the dad who wants nothing – whether you’re together or far apart on Father’s Day.

And these gifts make it easy to remember to honor your dad – whether it’s Father’s Day or not.

1. Call During Events

When you’re thinking about him, call him.

When you’re watching a big game or race that you know he’s watching too, call him.

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In our house this weekend we watched Formula One and the French Open – both of these I started watching with my dad as a kid.

Whatever sports you watch now you probably started watching with your dad as a kid.

When the sports you watched with your dad are on TV, use that time as a quick check-in to talk to your dad.

2. Send Him Something Different

If your dad has gone through decades of Father’s Days like mine, there is very little left that he really needs, so Father’s Day is a fun time to give him something fun that he wouldn’t buy himself.

Michelob ULTRA has a great online shop now where you can find some different & fun gift ideas for dad.

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You can shop beer gear all day long with Michelob ULTRA, which is a fun twist on the classic Father’s Day tie, BBQ apron or cup.

3. Do Something He Enjoys

The World Cup starts this week & lasts for a month. 

Even better, I’ll have some time off work & will be able to watch the matches with my dad.

There will be dozens of matches & I already have World Cup FEVER.

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I dug out my Brazil shirt this weekend to get ready for the biggest matches – Brazil’s matches!

I can not wait to spend the next month watching as much football as possible.

Whether or not you are into the World Cup doesn’t matter.

What matters is that you spend time with your dad, doing what he loves or something you grew up enjoying together.

Father’s Day is a reminder to give your dad a gift.

But, make it easy on yourself to give gifts for dad who wants nothing by building it into your regular routine.

Cheers Dad!

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What do you enjoy doing with your dad?

What will you do for your dad this Father’s Day?

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Top 5 Zoo Miami Birthday Party Memories

When our littlest turned two we celebrated with a day at Zoo Miami.

We invited family friends to spend the day with us visiting all the animals & attractions at Zoo Miami & here are our Top 5 favorite memories of the day.

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Top 5 Zoo Miami Birthday Party Memories

Zoo Miami is pretty spread out, but you can rent Safari Cycles to get around with.

They were a HUGE HIT with both the kids & the adults.

Walking through the zoo with all the kids & all our stuff would definitely wear us all out, but having these cycles made the day even more fun.

The kids happily got into the cycles & loved sitting next to each other while we rode through the zoo.

The cycles come in 2 different sizes: small accommodates up to 3 adults and 2 small children & large holds up to 6 adults and 2 small children.

Just make sure you grab your cycle early before they sell out for the day!

 

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The animal are the star of the show at Zoo Miami.

They all look comfortable & well cared for.

The kids were VERY excited to see what was around each & every corner.

 

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We had no idea we could actually FEED the animals at Zoo Miami until we spotted the giraffes.

You’ll get lots of great shots of your little ones up close encounter with the zoo animals!

They have lots of antibacterial hand wash at the exhibit too!

 

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And just when we thought feeding the giraffes was the highlight of our day, we spied the rhino!

I won’t lie – it was pretty awesome to be so close to such a big rhino.

 

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We capped off the day with a few rides around the carousel.

The kids couldn’t be happier with this day out & despite the heat (in October!), it was an awesome birthday.

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Fort Lauderdale Air Show 2017

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is coming up again soon!

Last year we spent the perfect day on the beach with the kids watching the show.

Just bring your own beach chairs & blanket, and you’re all set.

There were plenty of food trucks to choose from, so you don’t need to bring any food or drinks with you.

We had to park to walk & walk a few blocks, so it was great not to have to drag the cooler along.

The kids loved played at the beach while watching the planes whiz by.

It’s the perfect day out with the whole family!

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Spring Break Backyard Fun

 

Spring Break is just around the corner & we have a steady stream of friends & family coming to visit us.

That’s what happens when you live in South Florida – the Spring Break capital!

We spend Spring Break outside enjoying the warm Spring weather.

Here are a few activities to keep your kids busy in the backyard during Spring Break.

And always stock up on Kleenex Wet Wipes from Target to wipe up messes & sticky hands.

Because Kleenex Wet Wipes are free from dyes, alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates we feel comfortable in using them for the kids.

To make things easier they have made the packing in 3 different colors to remember their specialty.

Blue is for gentle cleaning.

Orange is for germ removal.

Green is for sensitive cleansing.

They came in handy even BEFORE we left the Target parking lot.

Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Now we’re ready for Spring Break fun.

Show Me Your Imagination

Nothing is more fun than seeing a child using their imagination.

Have them grab some sidewalk chalk and draw in some props, a background, whatever they can think of and join in!

Cleanup is simple with Kleenex Wet Wipes for Germ Removal to clean up those little dirty hands & faces after a wonderful afternoon of creating adventures on the sidewalk.

Feast Outside

Spring Break is the perfect time to plan a picnic.

To make the picnic that more fun have them help you with the prep work and have your kids help pick what they want to eat.

They could even help making sandwiches and packing some snacks.

We kept it simple after an afternoon of swimming – pasta!

Those Kleenex Wet Wipes are perfect both before & after eating.

They are gentle enough to clean up kids hands and faces.

Feed The Wildlife

We love feeding our local ducks & birds.

The fun actually starts by making the ducks a special treat that’s super easy to make with the kids.

All you need is:

2 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
1 cup brown rice
1 bag frozen assorted vegetables (peas, corn, carrots and green beans)

Mix it together, grab your Kleenex Wet Wipes & you’re ready to go!

What are your plans for Spring Break?

Leave a comment below & share.

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20 Best Drones For Sale | How To Buy A Drone 2018

Looking for the best drones for sale in 2018?

Last weekend a friend of mine brought brought his drone over and we spent hours flying it around.

His iPhone was the remote control & the video feed went directly to his iPhone.

I’ve researched the best drones for sale & here’s what you need to know.

 

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In order to find the best drones for sale, here are the best features to look for in a drone:

  • Control with phone or tablet
  • Long range (1-2 miles)
  • Avoid obstacles automatically
  • Tracks moving subjects automatically
  • Automatically returns home when battery is low
  • Returns home with one-click
  • GPS tracking

To get the best drone with ALL of these features, you’ll need to spend $1,000+.

You’ll want to get the best done you can for your budget.

Best Drones For Sale With Camera

  1. DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter with 4K Camera with TapFly
  2. Holy Stone Drone with Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home Quadcopter (Adjustable Wide-Angle HD WIFI Camera, Intelligent Battery Long Control Range)
  3. DJI Mavic Pro Expedition Kit (2nd Battery, Custom Fit Hard Case, 16GB Flash Drive, 32GB Memory Card, and Cleaning Kit)
  4. Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone with 4K Camera, 1.2-Mile HD Live View & Hard Case
  5. Veho Professional Aerial UAV Quadcopter Drone
  6. MJX B2W Bugs Camera Drone, Worry-Free Flying with Wifi & GPS
  7. Racing Drone with Virtual Reality Glasses
  8. Parrot Bebop 2 + Black Skycontroller (connects to phones and tablets)
  9. WIFI FPV Drone, HD Camera with 2 Batteries Long Flying Time Drone for Beginners
  10. Thrust Riot 250R Pro Edition Racing Drone
  11. DronesGlobe MJX Bugs  [2 Batteries Included] 1080p Camera Drone With Long Battery Life – Long Range Drone With GPS, Altitude Hold, Headless mode and Return to Home
  12. DJI SPARK Intelligent Drone Essentials Bundle (Spare Battery, Cleaning Kit, 32GB High Speed Card, Custom Case, One Year Warranty Extension)
  13. Redcat Racing Carbon 210 Race Drone
  14. Traxxas Aton Plus Quadcopter (races 50 miles per hour in sport mode)
  15. UPair One Quadcopter Drone with 4K HD Video Camera, HD camera and GPS live view
  16. Holy Stone Racing Drone with HD Camera Live Video 45Km/h High Speed Wind Resistance
  17. DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Quadcopter Water Proof Hard Case Starter Bundle
  18. Force1 Drone with Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home
  19. Contixo F18 Advanced GPS Quadcopter 1080P HD FPV Live Video WIFI Camera Drone
  20. Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with Intel RealSense Technology – 4K Collision Avoidance Hexacopter Drone

What will you use your drone for?

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12 Epic & Easy Game Day Food Ideas & Snacks

Game day will be here before we know it, and if we’re all honest, isn’t game day FOOD one of the best things about the day?

Yes it’s an excuse to indulge in  snacks & treats that we never normally eat, but isn’t that what the big day is for, really?

This isn’t something you want to leave to chance, or you’ll be stuck with only celery sticks & popcorn – nice & all but not the main attraction.

No!!!!!

Game day food should be exciting & rewarding, so the food will be satisfying no matter whether the game is or not.

I’ve already started dreaming about the game day food we HAVE to have this year, so I’ve started a list of favorite game day food ideas & snacks.

Here are the top 12 EPIC yet EASY game day food ideas & snacks.

Let me know if you agree or if there’s something I’ve missed, so I can add it to the collection!

Crispy Chicken Strips

If you’re wondering how crispy chicken strips can be called “easy”, don’t worry – Tyson has us covered!

With a quick trip to my local Walmart, I load up on fantastic tasting Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips that can be cooked in the oven & ready piping hot for game day.

Cripy chicken could NOT be any easier.

Your family will love this game day snack as much as mine does.

To make it even EASIER on you, here’s what you should look for.

This Slow Cooker Queso Dip from The Girl Who Ate Everything looks amazing & perfectly simple to make.


If you don’t have a slow cooker, it can be done on the stove instead.

It’s literally just combining all the ingredients & cooking on low for a few hours – winner!

These delicious potato skins from Brown Eyed Baker are mandatory game day food.

Don’t be scared of making these – with just 15 minutes of prep time, these are a crowd favorite.

Sloppy joe’s are my wife’s nostalgic favorite, and these sloppy joe sliders from Jenn’s Bliss don’t disappoint.

Prepare dozens of sliders all at once in a baking dish – genius!

These sheet pan nachos from Damn Delicious take loaded nachos to a whole new level.

This is perfect game day food if you plan to feed more than 4 people.

To make things even easier on yourself, cook the meat the day before – it will taste even better!

With just 10 minutes of prep time, these 4-ingredient jalepeno poppers from Inspired Taste are a quick win for spice lovers.

These can also be completely prepared a day ahead & then cooked in the oven a few minutes before you’re ready to eat.

If your cravings aren’t in overdrive yet, we’re only halfway through the list.

Next we have another winner that takes only 15 minutes of prep – this hot Italian sub sandwich from Lemons for Lulu.

Don’t let the long list of ingredients worry you – if you don’t have one of two of the ingredient, you can always substitute or omit items to your own taste.

Hardcore Texas chili lovers will argue that chili can not be prepped in just 20 minutes, but just don’t tell them this easy Texas chili recipe from Genius Kitchen only took you 20 minutes!

I think chili tastes even better when it’s reheated a day or two later, so this can & should be prepared ahead of game day.

Once you have your chili ready, make sure you have fixings to make chili dogs as well.

This chili dog recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef shows you everything needed for the perfect chili dog.

With only 5 minutes of prep time needed, chili dogs couldn’t be easier – or tastier.

Ordering pizza during game day is risky since it’s such a popular idea, but this pepperoni pizza dip from Belle of the Kitchen will satisfy those pizza cravings.

If you want people to think you’re a genius in the kitchen, this insanely good artichoke dip from Live Craft Eat takes an entire 5 minutes to prepare – yes, I said 5 minutes!!!

With just 15 minutes of prep time, these chicken taquitos from Two Peas & Their Pod are as delicious as they are colorful.

Anything that can be topped with guacamole, sour cream, or salsa is a winner in our house.

What do you think? Are these recipes easier to prepare than you first though? Which will you make on your next game day?

If I’ve missed any of your easy favorites, let me know in your comment below.

A Day Of Go-Karting, An Evening Of Pain Relief

 

Who knew a fun day of go-karting would turn into an evening – actually a weekend – requiring pain relief?

That’s when you realize you aren’t as young as you used to be!

The day started innocently enough – a welcome day out of the office racing coworkers around the track.

We raced not only to record our best time, but also to beat each other’s best times.

Oh yea – this was serious business.

Maybe it was the intensity of the competition or maybe it was the adrenaline of speed, but once I arrived home, I realized I was in PAIN!

After limping around for a few hours, I admitted I could use some pain relief.

Always on the lookout for products with ingredients that are safe for the whole family, my wife handed me PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub.

I’ll admit it – I wasn’t convinced about this chemical-free approach to pain relief – but luckily this gel really works!

Go-karting was insanely fun & now that I know I can handle the pain, I’m ready to go again.

And because this is so easy to use on-the-go, I can keep one at my office for next time.

Make sure you have PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub when you need it – order it on Amazon here.

10 Best Gifts For Travelers: 2017

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

As business traveller & citizen of the world, traveling can be everything from fun & exciting to mundane & exhausting.

If you’re shopping for a frequent flier, there are some fantastic gifts you can choose from at all different price ranges.

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

Looking to let the traveler in your life know they are on your mind?

Here are the best gifts for travelers 2017!

 

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

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Best Gifts for Travelers

These picks address different needs and are fantastic choices for travelers of all different ages and personality types.

And, because not all travelers’ needs and budgets are created equal, I’ve made getting the specific gift you’re looking for as easy as possible.

The High Roller

The traveler in your life probably has some amazing stories to tell… and photos to go along with them!

A small but powerful camera is a must-have, and the Canon Rebel provides portability without compromising excellent quality – all for a fantastic price!

With several different styles and features available, there is something to meet every need and budget.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

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Tumi is a brand that most travelers know, and the reviews are a great place to go to see why.

Durable, solid, and attractive are just a few of the words that happy customers use, and I couldn’t agree more.

Carry on options like this one are the envy of every traveler.

 

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Being able to drown out the noise around them is something that all travelers can appreciate.

These Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones are amazing for many reasons:

  • Noise canceling feature allows you to hear over the airport or airplane noise
  • WIRELESS for on the go convenience & sleeping comfortably on the plane
  • Long battery life!

Check out their fantastic reviews & pricing here.

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Traveling is stressful, and having a relaxing place to unwind in the midst of all the travel woes is so important.

With options all over the globe, there are quiet airport lounges waiting to welcome your traveler with their Priority Pass nearly anywhere they travel.

Check out all the Priority Pass options here.

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Traveling can get lonely, and what better way to keep spirits up than listening to some favorite music.

A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker like the JBL Xtreme makes every traveller feel at home on the road.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

 

Bang For Your Buck

Shock resistant, water resistant, and magnetic resistant, the G-Shock watch is designed to withstand nearly everything.

There is a unique style for everyone, so your toughest decision will be which cool watch to choose.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

 

The Kindle Fire 8 is affordable and loaded with features that make Amazon’s top choice.

With a 12 hour battery life and 16-32 GB of storage, it’s a traveler’s dream!

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A frequent travel will agree you can never underestimate the value of a good toiletry bag.

There are many toiletry bags to choose from, so there is something for everyone.

This Tumi bag is one of my favorites.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

Low Cost, High Impact Gifts

You find amazing gifts that will make a big impact in the life of your traveler, no matter what your budget.

And because looking sharp while traveling is important, why not take help where you can get it?

There is nothing better than no wrinkle dress shirts for someone who travels.

Short sleeve, long sleeve, patterned, solid, and so much more, Amazon can’t be beat when it comes to finding these no ironing needed shirts.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

 

If you can’t afford the Kindle Fire 8, save the money & go for last season’s model – the Kindle Fire 7.

Fast, reliable, and durable, it has both 8 GB and 16 GB options available.

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Looking for a wireless speaker that delivers on sound but doesn’t cost a fortune?

This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker is a favorite among travelers.

Water resistant with remarkable sound, it has a lot to offer for such a small price tag.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

Budget Friendly

Here are a few more fantastic gifts for travelers that won’t break your bank.

One of the most popular & most desired gifts is this external battery. Why? Because there’s nothing like getting halfway to a destination only to discover that you’ve got a dead battery. Never again!

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While you’re at it, throw an extra cable in with your charger since you never really can have enough phone cables!

With weight restrictions on luggage, travelers need to know their luggage is under the limit BEFORE heading to the airport.

This hanging luggage scale provides an easy fix.

Want the BEST gifts for travelers? This list is brand new for 2017 & has the best gifts for travelers no matter who there are or what your budget. Click here to find the best gifts for travelers 2017: http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/best-gifts-for-travelers-2017

When it comes to packing efficiently, packing cubes are the way to go.

Convenient and high quality, these have been part of my traveling regiment for years.

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IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING

IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING


Spring Break may be over, but IMSA is ready to turn this guy’s frown…

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Upside down!

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race is COMING soon – on May 6th!

IMSA races are exciting for sports car freaks like me because they combine of F1, NASCAR and Indy Car all in one race!

Yes, that’s right – Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche…

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They will all go head to head!

The fastest, top of the line unique cars are racing together on FS1 – Saturday, May 6th from 7-10pm ET.

This time the race will be in Austin’s amazing Circuit of The Americas – a counter-clockwise circuit with 20 turns & home to the only Formula 1 race in the USA.

 

And if you’re looking for an excuse to attend the even in person – the ticket prices are ridiculously decent: $49 for day pass & $79 for the weekend.

But if, like me, you aren’t lucky enough to make it in person this year, you can still catch all the action on FS1 from 7pm-10pm ET, with the entire race simulcast on FOX Sports GO.

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Click here for all the details about this & other IMSA races.

Fresh Pasta Recipes: How To Make

Fresh Pasta Recipes: How To Make

In Italy, eating fresh pasta is a true pleasure! People stop to enjoy the experience of a meal, from the cooking to the tasting.

Fresh pasta: looking for fresh pasta recipes? This homemade fresh pasta dough is so easy! With sauce or without sauce, fresh pasta makes delicious dishes! Storing fresh pasta is so easy too! http://www.jetsetdaddy.com/fresh-pasta-recipes-how-to-make

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Fresh Pasta

Without sounding completely cliché, I love pasta!

Although pasta is considered a main dish to us in the US, in Italy you’ll see it as a Primo, or “first course”.

Any country where its socially acceptable to follow a plate of pasta with a main course dish is definitely in my top three!

Making pasta from scratch is not only easy, but fun too.

It’s a great activity to do with your entire family on Sundays, then sit down to enjoy it together.

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Serves 4-5

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups flour

 

Directions

Make a pile of flour on your clean countertop.

I suggest cleaning with vinegar since its natural and doesn’t involve chemicals.

Make a hole in the middle of the pile with your fingers and add your egg mixture.

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Use your hands to knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes.

At this time, take the dough and cut in three pieces.

Make three balls and wrap them in saran wrap.

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Let them sit for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes remove the three balls from the saran wrap.

Using a pasta machine, roll dough out to desired thinness by gradually increasing the level on the roller.

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Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.

Repeat this with all three balls of dough.

Lay out the cut pasta on floured trays.

Cook in boiling water (salt optional) for about 3-5 minutes.

Strain and toss in your favorite sauce.

Made too much? Storing fresh pasta is easy! Just take the cut pasta, toss it into a ziplock & freeze.

Then when you’re ready, remove from freezer & cook as usual!

Andiamo a mangiare!



How To Help Families In Need

 

Expecting a new baby was always an exciting time for our family.

But preparing for a new baby can also feel overwhelming – especially if finances are tight.

I just found out that 1-in-3 families struggle to provide diapers for their baby & there is something we can do to help with Huggies.

How To Help Families In Need

From today until April 29 2018, any purchases of Huggies Diapers or Wipes at any Walgreens, both in-store and online at Walgreens.com, Huggies will give an entire day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network for families in need.

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The goal of this program is to donate 1.5 million diapers and 250,000 wipes nationwide to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).

The surprising stats about the lack of diaper and wipes access make this an decision if your family is wondering how to help families in need.

We all want to make sure our little ones have everything they need at home, and simply purchasing Huggies from Walgreens can have a huge impact on a family.

 

In our house we buy Huggies wipes in bulk, so ordering them at Walgreens.com was an easy decision.

In addition, we bought extra diapers and wipes to donate to a nearby hospital, as I know they also are happy to receive donations.

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Will you join us in supporting families in need?

Will you place your next order of diapers or wipes from Walgreens.com?

Be sure to share this program with others, so they can learn how to help families in need too.

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The Best New Healthy Frozen Yogurt Is….


This year, my wife and I decided to clean up our eating at home.

This doesn’t mean eating only raw fruits and veggies like a family of cavemen, but more like being mindful of the list of ingredients on any foods we purchase.

We said goodbye to ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and growth hormones.

Which frozen yogurt fits this bill?

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Best NEW Healthy Frozen Yogurt

I could practically eat frozen yogurt every day for every meal.

This probably stems from my time living in Italy where gelato is its own food group.

So, last time I stopped in our local Winn-Dixie grocery store, I wandered down the freezer aisle craving a sweet treat for me and the kids.

As I starting picking up frozen yogurts & reading labels to find a cleaner alternative, I came across a new product by Kemps called Yo².

I picked up the Mudslide flavor and at first glance I noticed it didn’t have any of the things we are trying to steer clear from (added growth hormones, artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup).

Kemps Yo² is made from natural yogurt sourced from family farms and infused with simple ingredients to create six delicious and fun flavors.

 

I left Winn-Dixie with the Mudslide flavor of Kemps Yo², and I couldn’t wait to get home to taste it with my kids.

My youngest daughter and I took our first bites and were blown away.

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Other frozen yogurts we’ve bought have been hard to scoop, bland and we would have to get very creative at home with toppings to make it interesting for the kids.

The gooey chocolates, caramel and other infused flavors inside Kemps Yo² was a serious game changer for our family and no toppings needed.

Can’t wait to have one of my famous BBQs to share Kemps Yo² with my friends and family!

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Why This Super Car Fan Loves Sebring Raceway

We live only 2 hours from the Sebring Raceway in Florida, but luckily you don’t have to live near Sebring, FL  to catch the upcoming sports car super race.

This 12-HOUR RACE from IMSA is a super car fan’s dream with everything from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche to Aston Martin & more all racing together for 12 hours to win the coveted prize.

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It’s as much about the super cars (there will be 46 of them from 13 different brands) as it is about the Sebring Raceway.

Sebring Raceway Will Exhaust Drivers

The Sebring Raceway is America’s oldest road race track & was originally used as an airport during World War II.

The significance for this weekend’s race is that these high performance cars will have to prove themselves on 65-year-old worn & torn concrete!

After 12 hours of that, the endurance of both the cars & the drivers will be seriously tested.

Did I Mention The CARS?

I don’t know of any other race where F1 cars, NASCAR cars & Indy Car all race together on the same track!

We’ll be able to see inside the cars with the IMSA mobile app streaming LIVE from in-car cameras.

Whether you love racing, love cars or just want to tune in to catch the excitement, there’s no reason to miss this race.

The Sebring event weekend has already started with the grand finale – the WeatherTech Championship race – beginning at 12.30 this Saturday, March 18th & ending at 11pm!

You can catch it LIVE on TV with Fox Sports 1.

 

It will also be live online at Fox Sports Go.

 

 

Click here to learn more about IMSA & the event this weekend.