Thursday, April 23, 2015

GammaRays Review

Ciao Tutti,
Finally doing my gammaray review after wearing them every time I am on my computer and even sometimes when I am on my phone. I am currently wearing them while writing this post. I am so amazed that I haven't heard of these sooner and wish they were around when I was younger. I don't know if any of you have heard of dyslexia but, it is something that I have personally struggled with my entire life.
Here is the exact definition of dyslexia:  any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information.
This glasses are actual to help with dyslexia and focus you into what you are doing. They also, protect you against the blue light that harms the eyes and usually gives you a migraine or headache if you are on a device for too long. I like the way they look on and I where them in public with no problem.

Review:

I purchased these glasses after seeing a fellow YouTuber wearing them to protect her eyes. As I am prone to light educed headaches and migraines I thought these glasses would be perfect since I spend a good amount of time on my laptop. I didn't know they could also, help with dyslexia and they have really been a blessing to be able to find something that has helped with both my headaches/migraines and dyslexia. I am on my laptop on average 5 hours plus a day between class work and my businesses. My headaches have been significantly reduced and I have been able to increase the longevity of being able to be on my laptop. When you first try on the glasses they are an adjustment and may actually give you a headache to begin with because they are a protectant against your eyes. My glasses are not prescription as I do not need glasses to read only for distance. Putting on these glasses actually reminds me to take off my distance glasses because I  do not need them on while watching or reading something on my phone or laptop. Once you get used to having the gammarays on you will notice that they immediately focus you on what you are reading, writing, or watching. I have been able to post more blogs and edit because my focus in on point. My dad tried them on and did not notice a difference with focusing so, if you do not have a problem focusing or have dyslexia this may not help you to focus. For me it is a miracle because it does help me focus and read words better. They are also a protectant against UV, Blue Ray, Glare, and Scratches.



UV: Extended exposure to the sun's UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss.

Blue Ray: https://www.macular.org/ultra-violet-and-blue-light

Glare: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/halos-and-glare-causes-prevention-treatment

Your eyes can also be causing problems because of how the shaped so be aware and know what kind of prescription you need to have while on your laptop or mobile device.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sweet Spot Minis Vegan Dounts Review

Ciao Tutti,

I was lucky enough to find Kelly the owner of Sweet Spot Minis in Pueblo West, Co and she agreed to send me her vegan donut minis to try! I was so excited considering I have been vegan for about five months and am wanting to expand my knowledge of stores that sell vegan treats! As always, I have two reviews for you one on YouTube and of course the one I am currently writing. I hope you enjoy this sweet treat!

 
My favorite thing to do is listen to music while writing so I thought you all might enjoy some sugar/candy themed songs.
 
 
Kelly was gracious enough to send me three types of vegan mini donuts. Red Velvet, CinnaBun, and Peanut Butter Hookup Vegan Minis.
 

 
Packaging:
The packaging that the donuts were sent in was adorable and eco-friendly! I applaud anyone who takes the environment into consideration when sending a package. Kelly also, included a little round information sheet which is very helpful if you would like to reorder or give information to your friends. It came in one of those hot and cold bag with an ice pack which was perfect because I picked it up from my P.O. Box. The actual packaging of the vegan mini donuts was perfect with a plastic container which the donuts fit perfectly. The container had a small rope tied around it and when opening it up there was wrap so that the donuts were kept safe while being transported. One of my favorite features was the bottom of the container that had the name of all three of the donuts as well as, the ingredients.
 
Presentation:
Overall presentation was very cute! I loved the way the donuts looked and smelled as you opened the container. I was biting at the bit to try them but, I actually had to wait a day to do the tasting because I wanted Brittani a non-vegan to try them as well. The donuts were placed in a neutral colored holder. I think the neutral holder was a great idea as to not take away from the donuts.
 
 
My Opinion:
The minis are very dense and can be split into eighths. Eating a fourth of the donut was a challenge because they are dense and you only need a small amount to satisfy you. Which is great because the donuts last for 30 days frozen, more for you!!
 
Taste Test Review:
Red Velvet- I mention in the video that I have never liked red velvet cake and these donuts are the only red velvet that I have enjoyed eating. The thing that made me give it a 3 out of 5 on the video was because I am not a fan of icing and I did not care for the icing with the donut. The actual donut though, I would give a 4 out 5 the little chips within the donut really sold me!
Donut overall *** out of *****
Donut **** out of *****
Icing *** out of *****
 
CinnaBun- Was my second favorite donut and I enjoyed the actual overall flavor of the donut. If you are a cinnamon fan you will love this donut! Brittani compared it to the cinnamon poptart for non-vegans and it does taste very similar so, it is a great alternative if you were addicted to poptarts or actual Cinnamon Buns.
Donut overall **** out of *****
Donut **** out of *****
Icing ( I was still not a huge fan but I liked it better than the red velvet combo with icing)
**** out of *****
Peanut Butter Hookup: When they say hookup they are not kidding I would like to be hooked up again with this donut. I was my absolute favorite! The combination of the flavored peanut butter icing with the chocolate donut as I said in the video was perfection. This donut is gone from my fridge because it was everyone's favorite! If you are having cravings for chocolate this is the perfect donut for you because one bit will satisfy your craving. If you are a women and still get period craving you have just hit the number one jackpot! If you do not enjoy the taste of peanut butter this is not for you but, all the chocolate and peanut butter lovers dig in because you are in for a real treat! This icing is done right and I would order these again in a heartbeat!
 
Donut overall ***** out of *****
Donut ***** out of *****
Icing ***** out of *****
 
 
This was a great experience and I am so glad that I contacted Kelly. Kelly, thank you for sending your yummy vegan mini donuts my way and I can not wait to order more! All Sweet Spot Mini's store information will be linked below. I hope you all enjoyed these review and can't wait to share more hidden treats with you!
 
 

SweetSpotMinis' Shop Announcement

Hello Everyone...Our vegan donut minis make a perfect gift! They're great to bring along to family get togethers, parties, or just as a treat to yourself. If Minis are not gobbled down first thing...they freeze beautifully for up to 30 days!

Welcome to our little bake shop! We are a Small Batch Bakery... meaning, all the vegan desserts we sell, we create, from scratch. Please take some time to look at our delectable Plant based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Animal, and Cruelty Free - Menu of Mini Donuts and treats.

Sweet Spot Minis...A little Vegan Bakery...Bound and determined to show people that vegan looks and tastes good!

Donuts are life's little treasures...They just make you feel good the minute you take the first bite. We bake all our minis from scratch and decorate each one with love and compassion.

Our donuts are baked...mini cake donuts, preservative free and always vegan/plant-based. Our ingredients and donuts are Dairy, Egg, Animal, & Cruelty Free!

We bake vegan/plant-based because we have compassion for all the earths creatures, for our environment, and for our health!

We are very conscious of our planet! Our Minis are packaged in Eco-Friendly recycled bakery boxes, wrapped in an Earth Friendly(recyclable) Flap & Seal bags, to preserve the freshness of our minis on their travels, and we use eco friendly packing materials. We package in materials that are made here in the USA!

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PLEASE NOTE - When the Minis are shipped, they WILL CONTAIN LESS Buttercream Frosting, than shown in Photos. We do this to Ensure that the Minis arrive to you with as much on top as when they left our hands :)
We aim to create our minis the same way every time...but due to the variance in ingredients, photos, and computer screens, your order may not look exactly as pictured.

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**PLEASE DO TAKE NOTICE - ALL of our mini donuts are baked in a
facility that uses gluten, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts. **WE CAN BAKE ANY OF OUR DONUTS GLUTEN FREE, but please be aware WE DO NOT BAKE IN A GLUTEN FREE FACILITY, SO THERE IS ALWAYS RISK FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION**
Please just Convo us if you need any special dietary needs:)

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If you live in the Pueblo Proper area and would like your donuts delivered/picked up... in place of paying shipping... use promo code LOCALPUEBLO when checking out. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR MINIS PICKED UP OR DELIVERED **THERE IS A $5.00 DELIVERY CHARGE**

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In the end...these little dainty's are the best...and everyone deserves a treat now and than...and why not one that is SWEET...MINI...VEGAN!
Try us out...we fancy you might like a mini :)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSpotMinis
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ethics

Ciao Tutti,
So, today in class we were talking about ethics and I think a good point was brought up about companies/businesses being ethically responsible. Are businesses suppose to be ethically responsible within their industry and to their employees? Are the C.E.O's of companies willing to dial back in order to compensate their employees and declare equality throughout their company? Well it just so happens that Dan Price took a 90% salary cut to enable his employees to get $70,000 salary. This is an ethically sound decision on his end and I will read more on why he decided to do this but, the question is why was it necessary for him to take a pay cut. Is the company not paying their employees a fair salary? So many questions going on in my head and I am about the get my answers by reading this article. Read along with me and see why Dan felt the need to cut his salary by 90%.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/seattle-ceo-dan-price-cuts-own-salary-by-90-to-pay-every-worker-at-least-70000-10177261.html

Discussing these paragraphs from the article:

  • But Mr Price, 30, has gone one step further, after telling ABC News he thought CEO pay was “way out of whack”.
  • The target is for everyone to be on $70,000 by December 2017, while Mr Price has pledged to reduce his own pay from $1 million a year to the same minimum as everyone else, at least until the company’s profits recover.
  • “My pay is based on market rates and what it would take to replace me, and because of this growing inequality as a CEO that amount is really high. I make a crazy amount.
  • Mr Price told ABC News he settled on the figure of $70,000 for all after reading study published by the University of Princeton, which found that increases in income above that number did not have a significant positive impact on a person’s happiness.
  • “I’m a big believer in less,” he added. “The more you have, sometimes the more complicated your life gets.”
This are my five favorite paragraphs or sentences. Mr. Price is really an ethical person taking others needs into account before his own. He seems to feel morally obligated to "do right" by others. $1 million dollar a year is a hefty sum of money; according to my quick google search 66% of households in the United States make under $41,212 which means Dan makes $958,788 more than the average American of course this does not take taxes into consideration on either end. That is a lot of money and is not actually needed for basic survival. He is a single man with a dog living off a million dollars a year and I would think the world was his playground. Having more money is not always a benefit, you may be financially stable but, you have almost everyone against you. People start to sue you, their is an increase in your life being at risk, and your friends may not say it but, they probably resent you. Those are basic problems and I'm sure you all could name more. The most important question is, is every C.E.O willing to take a 90% pay cut in which they would still make over minimum wage? You may not like the answer I am about to give you which is, no. People work hard to establish their "money" and get greedy when anybody stands in their way regarding money. Yes people work hard to make money but, if it was up to almost everyone they would do little to no work and become a billionaire. Since you actually have to work for your money their are fewer opportunities and even fewer people who become billionaires. You must be creative, smart, or inherit your billions. What happens when people make more money is that they tend to spend more money which may be good for the economy, but leaves behind people who are working equally hard for a tiny salary. So is it ethical for people who have the title of C.E.O. to make more than the average American? Well, that's your call but, it appears that Mr. Price doesn't think so.



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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fire Pit Essentials

Ciao Tutti,
Spring is here and summer is coming and what is everybody's favorite thing to do at night in the summer? Of course to have friends and family over but, most importantly have a fire pit! Fire pits are one of my favorite things to do in the summer and I have a checklist at what you will need for one....

My Fire Pit Checklist:
1. A Fire Pit- If you do not have a fire pit then you are out of luck! My mom and I built one last summer and it was a lot cheaper than building one. I suggest going to Home Depot getting everything you need and recruit some friends to help you build it.
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/structures/building-a-backyard-fire-pit
http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/how-to-make-a-backyard-fire-pit


                                       My Lost Footage Of Putting The Fire Pit Together:


Error occurred when trying to upload this into my editing system so this is raw footage.
 
 
 
2. You need fire wood / twigs/ something to start the fire with
 




3. Everything needed for S'MORES!!!







http://ohsheglows.com/2013/11/05/gluten-free-and-vegan-graham-crackers/

4. Music Playlist is key! I love putting Summer Hits of the 90s Radio on Pandora.
5. I love having comfy clothing and warm when we are around the fire pit. In the summer the temperature drops at night and I wear my favorite sweats....

                                                                    Favorite Hat

 
                                                              My Favorite Sweater!!!









Write in the comments below and tell me what your essentials are for fire pits. Tag me on instagram or twitter with your favorite fire pit picture!!!


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Weirdest Video I'm Obessed With

                                                    Weirdest Video I'm Obsessed With!
Ciao Tutti,
So, this video post isn't really that weird but, I have watched it over ten times. Every time I'm on YouTube and watching Freelee The Banana Girl I can't help myself. Maybe it's the sushi, maybe it's the pizza but, all I know id I want to eat everything in the video!! I think this summer is going to be a food testing summer (hint, hint).. Watch this video and your mouth will water at the thought of eating the pizza in it!! Everything looks so good! Hope you enjoy the video as much as I do.....
                                                               Happy watching~


Vegan/ raw till 4 universe, tell me you did not want to reach through the screen and eat everything. Maybe trying to recreate these foods... Hope you all are enjoying your day. It is a bit dreary and rainy here and I am about to get to the continuation of cleaning my room. Eating or should I say drinking my delicious date smoothie, yum!! I may be able to get some video footage of tonight; I am going to bingo with a friend and her dad so, that should be a lot of fun. I love bingo! I hope I can find my battery charger it is somewhere hidden in the depths of my room.. good luck to me finding it! It actually shouldn't be too difficult because I started cleaning already.

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