Exergen Smart Glow Temporal Scanner

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I use to never mind when my kids got sick because it always went away quick and they recovered fast. However twice in the last year 2 of my kids have suffered from fever seizures so I developed pretty bad anxiety whenever my kids would get a fever. I have found the one thing that helps with my anxiety and peace of mind is having a good thermometer. When my kids got their seizures, there fever had just gotten so high and I didn’t notice. Now when they get sick I check their fever often and when it gets too high, I can take action.

I know fever is just your body fighting off the bad germs but to me it’s an indication that I need to pay attention closely to my kids and decide the course of action. 

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As you can seen I have invested quite a few of these thermometors and every single one has failed me except the Exergen Smart Glow Temporal scanner. I feel it’s the most accurate one on the market for consumers. And not only that it is so fast but I can even take the kids’ temperactures while they are sleeping and they don’t wake up!

I love this thermometer so much I went out and bought another one for my mom’s house so when my kids visit, she can have one too.

The TemporalScanner™ comes with four ways to make it even easier to take a temperature:

  • A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
  • Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
  • Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
  • Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes

Just recently this came in so handy because my sister and her kids came to visit us for a week and my middle child came down with the flu! It was awful and we didn’t want to bring the sick kid around all the well kids and infect everyone so we decided to quarantine him until he didn’t have fever for 24 hours. It was so easy to keep track of what his last temps were right on this thermometer. And once we was fever free for 24 hours, we got to join back up with the cousins and guess what…no one else got sick!

Thankfully not very many kids will get seizures with fever but this thermometer can give any parent peace of mind when anyone in their family is sick.

Sold in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ’s, the Smart Glow thermometer’s suggested retail price is $49.99. To see real moms testing the Smart Glow thermometer and demonstrating the new features visit www.exergensmartglowthermometer.com.

 The extra one I bought was at Costco so if you have a Costco nearby, you can check there as well. 

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

 

 

 

*I was sent a food processor free of charge to facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. 

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I made these Goldfish crackers for my son’s Valentines Day party and they were a hit! Not only do they have only a few ingredients and are super easy to make, but with the help of my Hamilton Beach Food processor, I had these made in record time. 

I have used this food processor a lot now and am really impressed! I have a 2 cup processor that I used in the past. It took so long and many batches to get done while this new one can be done in one round. It is easy to clean and simple to use.

You can chop, slice, mix or puree just about anything in this 450 watt motor. And since the processor is sealed you don’t have to worry about leaks when processing liquids.

A little about this product:

  • Easy stack & snap assembly
  • Unique, patent-pending design requires no difficult twisting & locking
  • Simple function guide shows you which blade to use & which button to press
  • Big Mouth® feed tube reduces pre-cutting
  • Sealed bowl prevents leaks
  • Powerful 450 watt motor
  • Reversible slice/shred disk
  • Chopping S-blade locks into bowl and stays put during pouring
  • Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, and lid
  • Cord storage

I use to think I didn’t need a food processor but now I can’t live without this one! I do a lot of freezer cooking which involves a lot of chopping and this cuts down on my prep time so much. With four kids I don’t have time to manually chop vegetables by myself and this Hamilton Beach Food processor really is a time saver.

Check out the recipe below! It is so easy.

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Homemade Goldfish crackers
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 T butter cubed
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ t salt
  • 2 T cold water
Instructions
  1. Put dry ingredients into a food processor and mix until it looks like cornmeal.
  2. Pulse in water a little at a time until it starts to form dough.
  3. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll out dough and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crispy.

 

First put all dry ingredients into food processor and mix until it looks like cornmeal. 

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My daughter is just as excited as I am about my new Hamilton Beach Food processor! We were using this other brand that was 1/4 the size and it took FOREVER And I would have to do multiple batches. No one has time for that nonsense so do yourself a favor and check this one out here.

 

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Beats for Beckham

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I posted the story about Beckham Moreno over a year ago and have been following this sweet family since then, you can check it out here.

Little Beckham passed away last week and his memorial service is today. I don’t even have any words to say to comfort this family because I cannot imagine losing a child. Beckham was very sick at the end but passed away peacefully in the arms of his sweet parents. I will never forget when I miscarried our 4th child and my aunt came up to me and she said she believes there is a room in Heaven full of women who could never have children and those women rock these sweet babies that go to Heaven before their time until their parents can meet up with them again.

That was so hard to hear because all I wanted was to hold our precious baby but in later months it brought such comfort to me.  There will always be held a special place in my heart knowing we will get to see our unborn baby one day.

I have been paying for the Moreno’s for so long and hope they find comfort and peace.

If you would like to donate to this family here is there GoFUNDMe link. The last thing these grieving parents should have to worry about it the financial part of Beckham passing away. Over $28,000.00 has already been raised! What a blessing for this precious family.

 

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Homemade Bunny Cake

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My sweet college bestie Chelsea Goodman sent me this cake photo her daughter and mom made together this past week and I just had to share.

It looked like so much fun so I decided my daughter and I would whip one up today. It only takes 1 box cake mix and 2 tubs of icing. I made homemade buttercream icing and it took 1 recipe plus everything you need to decorate the face. You can use coconut to make the bunny look hairy but since I don’t like coconut, we just went with the icing.

First I sprayed 2-nine inch pans with baking spray.

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Then I put a little flour in the middle of each pan so it wouldn’t stick.Some people say do one or the other but I think spray and flour do the best job.

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Mix the cake according to the box and pour half into each pan.

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 Bake according to the box. I put a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, then it’s ready. But also make sure the sides are pulling away from the pan a little as that also helps you tell when it’s done.

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Once they are done, let them cool about 10 minutes then turn them onto some wax paper. Let them cool all the way before you ice or cut them.

Now the fun part! All you need is a sharp knife to cut these.

I scored them first to make sure the cuts looked even. You will put icing over this so it doesn’t matter. As as you can see, I had to score it a few times.

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Cut 1 round cake into the ears and bow tie like in the picture below. 

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Then set the cake up like a bunny and get to icing and decorating it.

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I might be a food blogger so when it comes to taking pictures of my recipes, I like them to look good. However I am the worst cake decorator so I let my little girl take creative control of our cake.

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My friend Chelsea’s cake looks way better than ours because she put some fancy touches on hers. I just used the things I had in the kitchen for ours and let my little girl do the rest.

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For my cake I just used pink sprinkles for the ears and nose, cinnamon sticks for the whiskers, pink icing for the outline of the bow tie and more sprinkles for inside of it.

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How cute are they??! For Chelsea’s cake, she used powdered sugar from a sifter for the “fur”, bubble gum for the nose, cinnamon sticks for the whiskers, pearl turquoise sixlets for the ears and bow tie, and smarties for the mouth. She also said you can dye some coconut flakes green with food coloring and use them around the bunny. What a fun tradition to start with the family!

Happy Easter everyone!

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