I'm comparing the UE Boom 2 with the Soundlink Mini 2 by Bose. There's a lot of similarities. They're both bluetooth speakers, priced roughly the same, produce quality sound from a compact body, charges through micro usb and both have auxiliary inputs. And that's where the similarities end.
For weeks now, I've been searching for the best neck pillow. So far I have these 3 that I can directly compare. They all have their pros and cons.
We just recently moved into a new rental and the bathroom faucets, although nice visually - are too short for the sink style. Causing our knuckles to bang against the inner wall of the sink. Luckily, we found this quick and easy solution on Amazon. A product called Prince Lionheart Faucet Extender.
While watching TV, sometimes I struggle to hear the dialogue from my couch. Even with surround sound, I really wish I had a speaker directly in front on me. Luckily I found this wireless speaker made by Serene Innovations. It's a pretty versatile!
Like many women, I'm always interested in the next beauty gadget that will promise me results of helping me look younger or improve my complexion. Now that I'm in my thirties I seem to care more about taking care of my skin more than anything. I started noticing changes like oily skin, hair growing in more places, larger pores, break outs, dryness and uneven color. I did spend quite a bit of money to get professional microdermabrasion done, but it was just too costly to continue! So of course I went to go hunt for some gadgets that I can easily use at home and that can give me the results I wanted.
Hey guys! I officially completed my first 5k and tested out some new fitness products that helped me when I trained for it. YAY! So since my first post I have been increasing my running distance little by little. Right now I can comfortably run almost 2.5 miles. Not bad for someone who has never run before! I followed the Couch-to-5k plan along with strength training at the gym coupled with a boot camp class I went to three days a week. It was pretty intense, but I was liking how it made me feel overall and it is also nice that my clothes were starting to fit much better!
After the photo-op you are taken to your table and the waitress/waiter will ask what beverages you want. They serve you a family style platter of bacon, eggs, potato casserole and sausage and then you can go to the self serve buffet to get pastries, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt with all the fixings, fresh fruit, bagels as well as Norwegian options like smoked salmon, marinated fish, cheeses and the like. The food wasn't anything special, but we weren't really there for the food. ;)
On the third day our Walt Disney World Trip we planned to spend the whole day at Epcot Theme Park. We had to get up very early that morning since we had reservations to go to the Princess Breakfast at Akershus. The restaurant is located in the Norway Pavilion of the park and they offer a breakfast service as well as lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly recommended since this is a popular spot to meet the Princesses. Once checking in and entering, you are invited to take a photo with a Disney princess that greets you at the door. For our visit, it was Belle and the staff takes a digital photo in which they print out and give to you at the end of your meal.
Here is the second installment of our Disney World Trip! You can view our first blog post here. On the second day in Orlando we were still so jet lagged from our trip that we kind of slept in to our dismay. Since it seemed like most of the morning was already gone, it wasn't worth trying to go into the theme parks yet. Instead we decided to check out the Downtown Disney shopping area and have a low key day of just walking around and checking the sights.
It was brought to my attention from a viewer that hard covers on laptops are difficult to remove and they were absolutely right. I liked how my TopCase cover fit perfectly on my lap top, but getting it off was a whole different story... It would not pop off, no matter how much I carefully tried to remove it with my bare hands.
One of the most amazing trips that I've ever taken recently was to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I was under the impression that no theme park can ever beat California's Disneyland or Tokyo Disneyland, but after experiencing what Walt Disney World has to offer, it pretty much blows any Disneyland out of the water! Don't get me wrong Disneyland fans, I'll always love Disneyland since I have the fondest memories of going there as a kid but Walt Disney World is just on a whole other level. But of course that is just my opinion. :) Walt Disney World was always on the long list of destinations I've always wanted travel to. I remember when I was a kid my parents went to Walt Disney World on their own for my Dad's company business trip. When they returned they brought home so many awesome souvenirs; it almost seemed as if they had traveled the world. Among the treasures that they brought back were picture books of all the parks and I would just look at those books for hours and be consumed in the idea of going to this magnificent place! Fast forward 25 years and I finally got to fulfill this wish!
So I decided to sign up for the Color Vibe 5k with some friends this coming September and of course I am nervous! I've never done distance running so it will be a bit of a challenge. I do go to the gym 4-5 days a week for 2 hours at a time and do good amounts of both cardio and weights, but I know it's going to take a little more hard work to get my body to actually run longer than it's used to. So right now I am making initial plans on how I will train myself to be ready for this race. I've already assured myself that my goal in this is not to be the fastest runner in the race or even try to be. My past cardiovascular medical history will definitely prevent me from doing that, but my main goal is to maintain a good running pace throughout the race with very little to no walking in between.