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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Beets BLU Bluetooth Scale... Review

About the product:
Wireless Scale measures people's muscle mass, body weight with body fat percentage, water (hydration level). Scale supports kg and lb weight mode.

Connects to mobile via Bluetooth Smart (4.0), uploads all information to free native mobile application for Android and iOS, with saving history. Recommended weight limit is 150 kg/330 lbs.

Helps you to analyze the data and choose the most apt way to track your weight loss. Our scale is high precision.

iOS: Uploads all measurements to the Apple Health app (configurable).

Our biometric scale is suitable for men, women and children. It's a great device for slim, normal and overweight people.

If you're looking for something fancy and high tech, this is good. You download an app and when you step on the scale, your weight, BMI, fat percentage, hydration, etc. are all recorded. The app is not available for my Blackberry, but it was for Android and I downloaded it onto my Samsung tablet, my husband has it on his Galaxy phone. When you step on the scale, a voice will state your facts as they are recorded on the app. The voice is loud, even if you turn down your volume, so don't use it someplace you don't want to be overheard! You can turn off the vocal feature. I do like that the app shows progress in graph form, so it's very visual.

You must use the app for everything and you must open that app first. The scale claims to be able to track more than one person and it does, but if both people and their phones/tablets are in the room and both phones/tablets are turned on, the scale gets confused.

It's sleek and attractive and fairly lightweight. You can sync it to online health trackers such as Apple or Google.

I received the product free for review from Beets Blu. I wasn't even aware that such a scale existed. I don't know that I would have sought it out and purchased it on my own at this price.

Currently on Amazon, the price for this scale is $84.95. If you want a scale that simply measures your weight, this is an expensive way to do it. If you like high-tech fitness gadgets and track your progress, this will be something that you may find useful.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chocolate is a Serious Thing

I'm a proud Trekkie. This is probably one of my favorite ST:TNG scenes. I love Deanna and she knows chocolate. Even if you don't know Star Trek, this scene is perfect. Any chocolate lover will understand.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gingersnap Cookies

Printable Recipe
~4 to 5 dozen cookies

2 ¼ c. shortening
3 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 t. vanilla
¾ c. molasses
6 c. flour
6 t. baking soda
3 t. cinnamon
2 T. ginger
1 ½ t salt

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, molasses and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll into balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 for about 9-10 minutes.

To make a smaller batch of about 2 dozen:

3/4 c. butter or shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 T. ginger
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon

Holly's Note:
These are delicious and is one of my family's favorite cookies, especially because they are not chocolate, so The Doctor can eat them. The dough freezes well.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weekend Reflections 1/30

Looking outside....it's overcast with a slight chance of snow although it rained most of yesterday.

Listening...to silence. The Doctor is at work. The boys are still asleep.

Loving...meds that help eliminate headaches and prevent them from going migraine.

Thinking...that I finished my binge watching. Agent Carter is all caught up and I've loved the new season so far. I adore shows that feature strong women. Daredevil was amazing and I think I'm going to watch it again before the new season starts in March.

In my kitchen...I am enjoying my morning cup of hot chocolate. Still thinking about what to do for dinner. Last night it was Shepherd's Pie.

Wearing...Red penguin pajama pants and a black turtleneck with black fuzzy socks. My standard winter wear. It keeps me warm.

Needing...to finish putting together my Sunday School lesson. I'm teaching the 13-14 year olds at church. And they still love chocolate and playing games: hangman and bingo are always incorporated into our lessons.

Reading...I finished A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meisser. Review goes up on Monday. Loved it.

Today...finish scanning some photos. Found some old ones that brought some laughs and tears. 

Hoping...that The Brother is over his sickness from yesterday. He missed school and was pretty miserable.

Planning...to do some laundry. It's never ending.

Gratitude...for a warm home full of love and laughter.

From my world... 

I love it when my fandoms come together!!

What about you? What are you reflecting on this week? How has your week gone?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Пятница Ponderings: A Doctor Who Apron!

Ponder: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate
Пятница (PYAHT-nee-tsuh): Friday in Russian

I have talked about my love of aprons before.

I am an apron girl. I put on an apron almost as soon as I am dressed. I wear it all day long and I often forget to take it off.  My boys often remind me to take off my apron before we get in the car to go someplace. I love a full-size apron with a pocket.

While I have collected aprons from different places, my mom has made many aprons for me. I have one for every holiday. Those are still in good shape because they are usually only worn during the holiday month.

I have a BSU apron and a daisy apron. The daisy apron is getting thin, because I wear it a lot. I have an apron of grapes that is one of my favorites, but it is getting worn and has been patched.

My mom loves me and knew some of my aprons were getting a bit worn out. She found this awesome Doctor Who fabric at the store and made an apron for me and one for my sister. I love it. It's brilliant and it's my new favorite.

I think aprons resonate with each of us. Even if you don't wear one, I think many of us remember a mom or a grandma who did. One of the most popular posts on this blog is, The Old Apron. For me? I remember my grandma wearing an apron. My mom did and had extras for my sisters and me to wear. It has carried over and I still wear aprons today. And now, I have a Doctor Who apron to add to my collection!