Try It Tuesday

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For a while now, every time I go the grocery store I see a weird-looking fruit and *almost* buy it, but end up walking on past it because I was too scared to try it out. Saturday, I finally decided to just bite the bullet–er, I mean dragonfruit!

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I read a little about this strange fruit and saw that its packed full of fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants! I sliced it up and gave it a try!

 

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The texture reminded me of a kiwi, but it really didn’t have much of a flavor. So I guess I like it…? It might be good in a smoothie with fruits with more strong flavors since its fairly bland but packs a nutritious punch!

Have you ever tried a dragonfruit?  What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! Anyone nursing wounds from the fiasco that was Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Day?! I went out yesterday and it was IN-FREAKING-SANE. And no, we didn’t get a bear. But we did eat cheesecake after we left the mall, so, who’s the real winner here? To take your minds off of not snagging an amazing deal on the furry friends, I’ve rounded up some awesomely geek-tastic news and merch sure to fill the bear-shaped hole in your heart!

 

The Huffmans will be making the trek out to the House of Mouse in Florida this fall and I think Huff the Tot and I need a pair of these magically magnificent shoes!

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Shoemaker TOMs has partnered up  with Disney to create a new line of princess-inspired flats for women and kids! The shoes feet-ure (hey oh!) original sketches from the archives at Disney studios! Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow White will all have their own lines, each releasing this summer! SQUEE!

 

A few weeks ago, I told you about how Lego is releasing a series of Harry Potter minifigs. But what I didn’t tell you was the Lego is also releasing new HP sets as well! They’re all amazing and I want each one!

I mean, the Whomping Willow set?! YES, PLEASE! For more info, click here!

 

I absolutely love Lord of the Rings and anything Tolkien-related, so when I heard that Middle Earth was coming back to the small screen, I couldn’t contain my excitement!

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According to Variety, the new series will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, and mostly center around a young Aragorn! Amazon is set to stream the multi-season show and will be working alongside The Tolkien Trust to ensure the show is up to par!

 

I seriously feel like one of the most underrated Disney movies is The Emperor’s New Groove. The spoiled Kuzko getting turned into a llama and voiced by David Spade? Come on, people! Its comedy gold! Which is why I am loving this new throw blanket from Hot Topic:

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The tapestry-inspired blanket includes pictures of llama Kuzko, kitten Yzma, and the adorable little squirrel friend of Kronk! Just be sure to put your name on it or write “No Touchy!” on the back!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Try It Tuesday

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Besides good looks and an amazing sense of humor, tummy problems run in my family. I’m always looking for foods and/or products that are good for my gut, so I can try them and share them with the whole Fam Damily. Enter today’s Try It!

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The name of the product may look a little familiar; I’ve tried a Good Belly drink before. This one is a little bit different, and no just because of its size! This little liquid packs a punch! Inside are tons of little probiotics and vitamins! This small shot has your daily recommended amounts of: Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Biotin! Not only that but its got Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calcium, and Thiamin!

At 50 calories, the Plus Shot has you covered without being a calorie hog and its tasty, too! That’s something to smile about!

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Have you ever tried this product before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

Mommy Monday

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Hey ladies. This weekend while doing laundry I had a revelation and now its turning into a revolution. I just need a small army of XX chromosomes to back me up. I know we are usually divided on so many subjects: politics, religion, which Bachelor contestant should get a rose…but today, we must all unite against our common enemy: the built-in camisole bra.

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Seriously, who are these “bras” helping?! They’re basically like an Oklahoma congressman toward teachers: completely unsupportive.  They either let The Girls hang so low you’ve pretty much got a plumber’s crack on your chest OR they smoosh everything together so that you’ve got the dreaded uni-boob.

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These deceptive articles of clothing may say that they come equipped with straps for “easy adjusting” but DO NOT BE FOOLED! They will do nothing but fill you with false hope and just end up letting you down, if you catch my drift. Yes, I know; the thought of wearing a shirt without that pesky bra strap sneaking out sounds tempting, but do not trust the enemy!

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And while we’re talking about failures in fashion, what’s with the built-in bra’s cousin “built-in underwear”? I have a few pairs of running shorts with underwear already in them. WHO IS NOT WEARING UNDERWEAR WHILE RUNNING?! Why would the creators of these shorts think I need TWO sets of underwear? After working out in the Oklahoma heat, its difficult enough to peel my shorts off of my sweaty, stuck-together thighs and they want to add another hurdle?! Just stop. Stop with the “built-in” crap. Let me have my spaghetti straps without the extra hindrance and give me shorts that won’t make me feel like I’m putting on Spanx to hit the treadmill.

Unite with me, ladies!

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Fan Girl Friday

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Another week of summer down and I don’t know about y’all, but I’m already looking forward to fall. This heat has GOT to go! Let’s distract ourselves from the melting pavement with some geeky goodies, shall we?

Hold on to your brooms, people! Lego has just announced that their next line of blind bag minifigures will be a Harry Potter series! SQUEEEE!!!!

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These magical minis will be released August first! I NEED THEM ALL!

 

With the crazy heat taking over the nation, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. You can not only feel cool but look cool while wearing this lightweight Jurassic Park-inspired shirt!

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Reminiscent of Nedry’s shirt from the original JP, this 100% cotton shirt features dinos and the park’s logo! Sadly, a can of Barbasol with raptor embryos is sold separately.

 

Huff the Hubs, the kids, and I are going to Disney World this fall and I think I need a pair of these bad boys to wear to the new Pixar World!

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These light-up heels feature Buzz Lightyear and his arch-nemesis, the evil Emperor Zurg!  I think they need to make some princess ones too… get on that, mmkay?

 

Speaking of the House of Mouse, add some Pixar pinache to your next get together with this adorable cheese tray from Hot Topic!

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The tray includes artwork of your favorite characters including Edna Mode, Wall-E, Boo, and Nemo!

 

Happy fangirling!

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favorite are the nacho cheese https://www.questnutrition.com/collections/quest-chips/products/nacho-cheese-tortilla-style-protein-chips

Trying to eat healthy and lose weight can be such a drag sometimes. You can only eat kale and chia seeds for so long, am I right? And when you’re trying to up your protein intake but want something that’s NOT jerky? Ugh, fuggetaboutit. Thankfully, I found something yummy that will also help me hit my protein goals!

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Oh yes, those are PROTEIN chips! Quest Nutrition actually has FIVE different flavors! I’ve tried three so far: cheddar & sour cream, BBQ, and nacho cheese! Just take a look at these stats:

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I paired mine with a Chick-Fil-A Chicken Club sandwich (sans bun) and it was the PERFECT meal!

Out of the three flavors I have tried, the nacho cheese are my favorite, but that’s because they tasted fairly close to Doritos!

Have you tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!