Saturday

Get A Custom Made Mattress ~ Almost Any Shape, Size or Length~Jamestown Mattress Comapany


We decided this year to take the younger Grandkids camping.  Of course their parents will be going, but it is really for the little kids that we are doing it.

My Hubs isn't thrilled with the idea of camping.  To him, camping is in a motel.  The last time we went camping was maybe 15 years ago, more or less.   All he did was complain about how hot it was.  He ended up leaving with his son.  His daughter and I stayed for awhile...... then a huge storm was coming through.  We had to leave too.   So, that was my first camping trip with him.

This time is going to be different.  I have threatened him within an inch of his life if he acts up and spoils it for the little kids.

The problem with camping for me.... and him now.... I am 65 and he is 67 and our backs aren't that great.   I didn't want to sleep in a tent on the ground so we started searching on the internet for a bed that will fit in the back of our new GMC Yukon XL.  Well it really isn't new anymore, we got it in December.   But anyway, our bed search turned out to be very expensive.  I could get a custom made bed for $600 plus dollars.   But, I wanted 2 narrow beds to fit side by side so we could stack them up when we travel.  That would cost even more.   Our camping trip was becoming very expensive.

We decided to take a trip to Erie, Pa to check out a store up there that has all kinds of foam in all lengths, widths and thickness.  We checked the price and could get the foam.... just the foam for about $300 Plus.  

We also went to a store that sells things for RVs.  They sent us to Jamestown Mattress Company because they will make Made To Order mattresses in almost any shape or size you can come up with.    Jim, who works mainly at the Jamestown Mattress Company factory plant was there.  
We talked to him about what we wanted in a mattress.  I decided not only do I want to go with the foam but I wante 2 more inches of miracle foam on top of each mattress.





We decided on  2 (two) 24X72 Foam Mattresses completely finished

Here is the break down on each mattresss

4 inches Core
2 inches 4 lb Virco Comfort Trend Firm Panel (Miracle Foam)
Skid Proof on the bottom








Look at our mattress...  and guess how much we paid?  $140 for each Mattress.  You can't beat that!!!
And Jim even helped load them.

So,.... we are ready for camping.  I plan on sleeping in our Yukon and having an awning type tent set up as a living space.
I will show you the mattress all set up on our camping trip later on in the summer.
My Hubs plans on using one of these for his hunting trip this fall.

If you are interested in getting a mattress made that is not a normal size, I suggest you check with Jamestown Mattress.  They have show rooms in
Jamestown, NY
Erie, Pennsylvania
Fredonia, NY
Henrietta, NY
Lakewood, NY
Lockport, NY
Warren, Pennsylvania






Tuesday

Cush Comfort Seat Cushion For Those Of Us With Back Problems

Oh my aching back!!!  That is what I have been saying every time I try to get up from a seated position.

I have had trouble with my back since I was a very young adult, but have learned to keep it under control with posture and exercise.  Although I keep it fairly well controlled, I still have times when my back goes out.

The worst problem for me besides sitting at the computer, is riding in a car.  The end of March, we drove back home from Florida.  It is normally a two day trip, but my Hubs decided to do it all in one day.  Oh my aching back!!  Actually, I did pretty well.  I practice holding my stomach muscles in while I am riding and that helps.

Once back home, there was a lot of yard clean up to do.  So of course the first nice day, I went outside and started cleaning.   That night, my back was tired but doing pretty well.   The next day I got up and was reaching in the kitchen cupboard for something.....  That is when my back went out.  It put me to my knees.  When I finally got up off the floor, I had a hard time standing straight.  I couldn't sit down, if I sat down, I couldn't get back up easily.

Right away, I started light exercises to help get my back into place.  It got better, but still... trying to stand from a seated position was torture.  Finally, I went to my chiropractor to get straightened.   He got me almost 90% back.  I am still having some problems getting in and out of a seated position.  I have to stand, make sure I get stretched out before I can walk straight.  I was actually planning on going back to finish getting my back put into place... but ...
 I got the chance to try the Cush Comfort Seat Cushion, So I am going to try this before I go back to the Chiropractor.
  If this Cush Comfort Seat Cushion can help me get up from a seated position.... I will want to find Chris (the founder of Cush Comfort) and give him a huge HUG!

When I first sat on the cushion, I had to say ahhhhh.....  I have a scrawny butt and feel every lump and bump in a chair.   The Cush Comfort cushion is made of 100% high quality, non toxic memory foam.
It has a non slip bottom that keeps it from slipping and sliding out from under you.

I told my Hubs this is a one butt cushion.  He ask.. What is a one butt cushion?  I told him it molds to my butt and for him to keep his out of it.    It is heat responsive and after about 30 seconds of sitting, the heat from my rear end molds it to fit the exact shape of my butt and my butt alone.

The only problem I am finding with it is, it needs to be longer.    It hits a spot on my leg that makes the under side of my leg kind of .... not really hurt, but not feel real comfortable either.

I used this faithfully for one week and it does work well for helping me get up from a seated position.  Plus... it is nice and soft to sit on for my scrawny butt.      Another thing I notice when sitting on the Cush Comfort is, I sit straighter.  Not sure why unless it has something to do with the cutaway section that is made to ease the pressure and strain on the spine.


Just so you know.... this cushion is not going to heal you, but it is another aid to help you in the healing process. It will help you sit straighter and that aligns your spine better.   Those of us with back issues can use all the help we can get to heal.

Product Description

Get instant relief from sitting back pain!
Humans were not meant to sit all day long. Sitting for long periods can cut off circulation and pinch nerves in your butt and legs causing pain, numbness, and even long term tissue damage over time.

The Cush Comfort cushion stops the pain cycle within 30 seconds of the time you first sit on it.
Our high performance grade A memory foam technology responds to the heat from your body and forms itself into the exact shape of your butt. This process eliminates the point pressure normally associated with sitting and replaces it with fully distributed support that keeps you comfortable even while sitting for hours on end.

100% pure, Grade A memory foam with NO fillers.
Because we use only the highest quality material, our cushion is completely environmentally friendly and odorless, and will not flatten over time. No off-gassing or strange smells.

Non-slip bottom side keeps your Cush cushion in place underneath you.
Standard memory foam cushions are great for back pain, but can negatively affect posture as they slowly slide off of your seat after hours of use, causing you to slump. The Cush cushion solves this problem, and actually encourages excellent posture, using a non slip fabric on the underside of the cushion to keep it in place even after hours of continuous use.

Lifetime 100% moneyback guarantee
We are a mission based company. The cushion you are about to receive is the very same cushion being used on all of our seats at our office, in our cars, and on our seats at home. We stand behind our product. We have high standards and we want our customers to have high standards too. If for any reason you are unhappy with your Cush, just shoot us a message and a real person will respond within a day to make it right.

If you have back issues, you might want to give the Cush Cushion a try.
Cush Comfort is offering my readers 10% Off Cush Cushion with promo code: clubcush at http://cushrelief.com/

Buy Now
http://www.amazon.com/Cush-Comfort-Non-Slip-Memory-Cushion/dp/B00SGHEU7S

Also, check out my video review on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/My-Journey-With-Candida-153238551352990/


Thursday

Botticelli Tomato & Basil Sauce Tastes Like You Made It Yourself Only Better!

Have you ever tried to eat healthy and have a quick to fix meal?  Not always easy.  Everything.... most everything I eat has to be made from scratch.   Not only do I not do cane sugar, but I stay away from preservatives also.

The people from Botticelli ask me if I would try their products.  I told them I was picky, picky, picky.  Here are the products they sent for me to try.
 I don't do pasta, but since my Granddaughter is staying with us right now, I thought she might like to have some penne and sauce.

 Well Botticelli has a Tomato and Basil Sauce that has no sugar added and no preservatives,   The ingredients are Italian Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Onions, Basil, Garlic, Sea Salt and Black Pepper.  That's it!  I decided to give it a try.  Normally I make my own sauce but once in awhile it would be nice to have something quick to fix.






Besides the Penne Pasta, I breaded and fried up some chicken for my Granddaughter and the Hubs.   For myself, I just had some quinoa with the sauce over it and grilled chicken.

This sauce is so good.  It is so good it tastes like there is sugar in it.  Those tomatoes are so sweet that they used.  I could eat the sauce right off a spoon.
It tastes better than what I make.

They also sent me olive oil, and Fire Roasted Sweet Red Peppers.

My Husband who is very vocal about his pasta thought the Botticelli Penne Pasta tasted very, very good.  My Granddaughter ate it right up so it must have been good.

I would have take a picture of my quinoa with the sauce on it, but I ate it before I even thought about a picture.  It isn't very often I get to eat things like that.

You can connect with Botticelli on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BotticelliFoods/ or on Twitter https://twitter.com/BotticelliFoods @Botticellifoods and be sure to visit them at http://www.botticellifoods.com/


BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt #ShakeToChange

I can't wait to get my back in shape so I can try out this BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt DVD. I hurt my back gardening a few weeks ago and am still babying it.  I went to the Chiropractor last week.... it is getting so much better, but he told me no twisting and stretching for awhile.

BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt will take you to a new fitness level with advanced muscle torching routines that challenge viewers with a fast paced collection of classic barre workouts to #ShakeToChange.   The BarreAmped Fire Extreme Sculpt DVD is divided into sections so you can do the entire full workout or mix and match the segments to change it up.  The DVD has a two minute introduction; 28 minute Total Body Sculpt Section; 17 minute Thigh and Seat; 13 minute AB blast; 11 minute Sleek and Toned Shoulders and a 12 minute Relaxation Stretch section.  Needed for the workout is something to hold onto, a set of hand weights and a mat.   The purchase of the DVD includes a free 1 month membership to Suzanne's streaming barre workouts and other tips and workouts at  www.suzannebowenfitness.com

About Suzanne Bowen
Suzannen Bowen is the founder of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (SBF) and the creator of BarreAmped based on classic technique, a neutral spine, and a solid foundation of alignment. She began her fitness career over fourteen years ago at the original barre studio, New York City's legendary Lotte Berk Method studios.  It was there that she was classically trained as a top instructor.  She moved from New york to Nashville where she opened a studio and expanded her clientele to include top Nashville celebrities.  Her company, Suzanne Bowen Fitness, embodies the best of combining mind, body and spirit to live a healthy lifestyle.  She helps people build a foundation and encourages them to be their best form of excellence.  She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and maintains her home and studio in Nashville.  BarreAmped is taught in over 50 studios worldwide with over 350 instructors certified to teach the program around the world.  Her BarreAmped Boot Camp DVD was just awarded Best Barre DVD by Fitness Magazine, as well as Good Housekeeping, Pilates Style and Natural Health Magazine.

You can connect with Suzanne on Facebook Suzanne Bowen Fitness, Instagram @suzannebowenfitness or Twitter @suzannecbowen

Friday

Chocolate Quinoa Cake #GlutenFree

It has come to a point in my house where I hardly ever bake desserts. Not even sugar free desserts.   I don't eat them except on very special occasions.  If I want dessert, I have a piece of fruit or sometimes I make a smoothie.   Most of the time my Hubs is okay with that, but every once in awhile he gets hungry for a piece of cake or a cookie.

For my Birthday, my sister made me quinoa cake and gave me the recipe.   She also left the cake that was left for me to finish.   I let my Hubs try it to see if he would eat it.  He loved it... and of course he wanted me to make it for him.
He isn't much for chocolate so now he has me tweaking the recipe and making him peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting.



Chocolate Quinoa Cake
2/3 Cup uncooked quinoa
1 2/3 Cup water
1/2 Cup milk of choice
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 Cup coconut oil melted
1 Cup coconut sugar
1 Cup cacao powder or just cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

In a medium saucepan with a lid, add the 2/3 cup quinoa and 1 2/3 cup of water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and leave sit for 10 more minutes with the lid on.   Fluff with a fork.

Place the cooked quinoa in a blender along with the remaining ingredients.  Blend until it looks like cake batter.

Pour into 2... 9 inch pans that have been lightly greased.
Bake at 350 degrees.   This can take 20 minutes and sometimes even longer.   Not sure why but my times are always different.   The recipe said 60 minutes... but no way mine took that long.

Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 Cup Organic Butter
1/2 Cup Organic Peanut Butter
... I sweeten with agave or coconut sugar depending on what I have on hand and what my Hubs wants at the time.

For the Peanut Butter Cake... all I did was replace most of the coconut oil with peanut butter and replace the cocoa with 1 cup coconut flour.  That's it!  The Hubs loved it.

Sunday

Michelle Abbruzzese’s Work It Dance & Fitness Presents Two New DVDS Dance Yourself Fit and Tone & Tighten

 Performer, Fitness Trainer, and Owner of the Connecticut based fitness studio, Work It Dance & Fitness, Michelle Abbruzzese, has just released two new DVDs; DANCE YOURSELF FIT: A Burlesque Inspired Aerobic Exercise Video designed to unleash one’s inner diva while slimming, toning and sculpting the entire body in a serious and sexy way; and, TONE & TIGHTEN: A Total Body Low Impact Workout designed to develop strong, long, and lean muscles, resulting in beautifully toned bodies. (www.workitfit.com)  Michelle Abbruzzese’s fitness videos and live classes at Work It Dance and Fitness are the perfect blend of dance and fitness techniques that provide a total body workout that is not only fun, but burns fat, builds muscle, and has one feeling confident and sexy.

Dance Yourself Fit (70 minutes, $19.99) is a burlesque inspired dance workout drawn from the wide variety of dance styles Michelle has trained for over the past four decades; ranging from tap, ballet, jazz, to belly dancing and pole dancing. The moves are designed for anyone, from beginners to the more advanced, and for all ages. Whether one is a dancing queen or has two left feet, viewers will bump and shimmy their way to a whole new persona. Each carefully designed dance move comes together in an incredibly fun, low impact and results oriented routine, that not only targets abs, legs, butt and arms, but does so without weights, sit ups or crunches. The DVD is divided into chapters: Warm Up, Shoulder workout, Chest Isolations, Hips, Slides & Dips and a section on Choreography. Viewers can do the entire workout or once or they can pick and choose.



Tone & Tighten (60 minutes, $19.99) utilizes hand weights (or soup cans!), resistance band exercises, and floor work to target the entire body. After each muscle group is worked, through high repetition using a small range of motion, stretches are used to elongate the muscles. The workout creates muscles that are toned and lengthened, not big and bulky. After just a few weeks legs will look leaner, butt will look firmer, abs will become stronger, as shoulders, arms and chest become defined. Viewers will burn away fat as they feel challenged and become stronger throughout the workout that is designed for ANY age and fitness level. The intensity of the exercises are completely controlled individually! Whether a trained athlete or never having worked out before, Tighten & Tone will help one reach their fitness goals! In addition to the Play all option, viewers can select chapters: Warm Up, Arms, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps, Chest, Legs, Calves, Quadriceps, Hips, Hamstrings, Abs workout and Stretches.

Michelle Abbruzzese is a performer. She had her first recital at age 3, and at age 30 performed in front of millions as a New England Patriot Cheerleader at Superbowl XXXVI earning the title “Rookie of the Year”.  In total, Michelle has performed for 10 professional sports teams ranging from NFL, WNFL, AHL, AFL, AFL 2, CBA, and USBL. Michelle didn’t stop there.  At the age of 43, Michelle took the Bronze Metal in her first professional championship level pole fitness competition held by the prestigious Pole Sport Organization where she competed against professionals half her age.  She has been a professional dancer/performer for four decades studying a variety of styles ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz in her younger years, to funk-jazz, cheer-dance, bellydance, and pole dancing in her later years.

Michelle is a breast cancer survivor. On May 1st 2005, she was diagnosed with stage-2 breast cancer, which she continues to fight. Determined to keep a positive attitude, Michelle had the tumor removed, sought out therapy, and continued to perform and a dancer for the New York Dragons (AFL) without ever missing a practice or a game. That year, Michelle was chosen by her teammates to represent them at the 2005 Arena Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. Determined to keep a positive attitude, Michelle still teaches and performs on a regular basis. She and her husband Tony own and operate the Work It Dance and Fitness Studio in CT. www.workitfit.com

Work It Dance and Fitness Studio is the first and only co-ed pole dancing and alternative fitness studio in Connecticut.  Located in trendy South Norwalk, Work It offers burlesque dancing, pole dancing, aerial fitness, flexibility and injury prevention, belly dancing, cardio dancing, strength training, and much more. Work It motto is, “Forget the Gym. We’re Bringing FUN Back to Fitness!”  Work It is open 7 days a week and offers group lessons, private lessons, and private parties for any occasion.

If you are interested in purchasing these videos
http://www.workitfit.com/fitness_videos/
To learn more about Michelle Abbruzzese
http://www.workitfit.com/

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Tuesday

Holistic Fitness Trainer Julie Rammal Releases New DVD In Light Of Change

Two week fitness program…Workouts to look & feel younger, slimmer & firmer…

 Celebrity fitness trainer, Julie Rammaldivides her time between California and the Middle East personally training her clients. Julie is an International Holistic Practitioner and Trainer whose teachings connect the mind, body and spirit. 

In her new Holistic fitness DVD, IN LIGHT OF CHANGE (52 minutes, www.jsport.co $24.95Julie brings her worldwide training techniques and exercise methods to show viewers how to look and feel younger, and get slimmer and firmer in just two weeks. Filmed on serene coastal and nature locations around the world, Julie demonstrates a variety of fitness moves inspired by aerobics, stretching, Yoga and Pilates. She combines her primal movements and holistic philosophy to tune and tone the body and mind. Julie inspires and motivates as she shows viewers how to connect closely with their body and mind. Holistic fitness trains the inner self to create the new outer self. It combines modern and ancient training fitness and alternative complimentary medicine techniques.

The DVD IN LIGHT OF CHANGE is divided into eight chapters. After Julie gives an introduction where she describes her philosophy and her journey the workout beginsThe first section, Tibetan Rituals concentrates on self- awareness, breathing techniques and anti-aging movements and meditation. Following the ancient rituals, there are three Cardio chapters: Cardio Stretch,Cardio Box, and Cardio Legs. Then, Julie adds in Total Abs, Upper Body, and Lower Body workouts. The DVD concludes with a Cool Down.  

Training holistically or naturally means listening to body, mind and spirit and working with it rather than against it. It is the new amazing way to train that gives great results instantly. Pain can disappear in seconds, organs and muscles can be detoxed, and emotions are released. As a result one will feel lighter, happier, and cleaner. The exercises in the DVD may look simple, but they challenge one to improve concentration, balance, strength, endurance, speed, breathing, and coordination. Chakras are cleansed so one can look younger and naturally boost immunity levels. Emotional blocks are removed to create a lighter, re-aligned self in touch with a higher source of power and the universe. When this connection is achieved, one will be stronger in life, as they find theirown mew being thus completing the mental, physical and spiritual connection. 

About Julie Rammal
Julie Rammal is an International Holistic Healer, Celebrity Personal Trainer, Miss Virginia Swimsuit 1997, Ayurvedic and Holistic Health Practitioner, Writer & Speaker, Fitness & Marketing consultant, and Sound therapist. She began her career in 1998 in the USA and quickly grew internationally when she began training the royal family which led her to training celebrities. It was then that her company, JSport was bornIt originally started as a personal training firm and later expanded to offering Pilates and Yoga. Currently, JSport provides online and in person expert holistic sessions and consultations in: Ayurveda, Alternative and complimentary medicine, Anti-aging, Personal training, Pilates, Fitness, Detox, Nutrition, Weight loss, Movement therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Sound and Crystal therapy. Julie has overcome eating disorders, been homeless, has seen her of poverty, manipulation, domestic violence and war. She has struggled and come out as a better person on the other side. Now she is spreading her inspirational message through her teaching and she divides her time, as a single parent between the Middle East and the United States, specifically California, where she calls home. Julie is a single mother of two children.

BEYONDBARRE’S COLLEEN KETCHUM RELEASES TWO NEW DVDS


 BeyondBarre founder Colleen Ketchum has released two new DVDs: BeyondBarre: Grace (60 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a ballet focused, graceful workout with ballet-inspired movement and stretching, and BeyondBarre: Fit (53 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a strength, fitness-based class that uses props such as a small ball, resistance bands and weights throughout the workout. Both DVDs include a bonus GlideBoard segment. (www.beyondbarre.com)
The BeyondBarre exercise program is unlike any other. Created for all fitness levels, it focuses on proper form and body alignment to avoid strain and injury. Each body-sculpting, fat-burning, endurance-building workout incorporates barre exercises designed to increase flexibility and develop strong, lean muscles. Weights and other accessories are used to shape the arms and legs, strengthen the body-core, and narrow the all-important waistline.

For those who want an extra cardio workout, the BeyondBarre program offers the optional GlideBoard. The GlideBoard has a slippery plastic surface that allows the user to slide back and forth from one end of the board to the other using movements much like those of an ice skater. No need for skates, though, because the sliding is done on soft ballet slippers. Plus, it’s amazingly fun to use.

BeyondBarre also has an extensive in studio teacher-training program for those interested in becoming a certified instructor. In addition, BeyondBarre has a very popular home-study program that comes with 200-page manual featuring detailed photos of each exercises, plus an accompanying video that demonstrates every exercise and the applicable modifications and variations. The home-study program also includes 14 day-access to the BeyondBarre Connections website. Connections offers on-line support along with extensive teaching tips, video choreography, marketing materials, and more. BeyondBarre has more than 1000 trained instructors in studios nationwide.

About Colleen Ketchum:
Colleen Ketchum grew up as a competitive gymnast. She took up ballet when her coach suggested it would help her gymnastic skills. It was in those ballet classes that she learned the amazing fitness benefits to be gained at a ballet barre. Colleen graduated college with a degree in biology and worked as a research scientist. After marrying and having three children, she was drawn back to her fitness roots. She became a Pilates instructor and opened her own studio, Pilates in Motion. That led to the creation of BeyondBarre, a program that blended the best elements of barre and Pilates. In addition to her fitness career, Colleen is a successful stuntwoman appearing in several movies and such television shows as Law & Order and Orange is the New Black. www.beyondbarre.com @beyondbarre