Thursday, June 13, 2013

Energybits Review & Giveaway

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be sharing my first product review & giveaway all on the same day!  A few weeks ago, the kind folks over at Energybits sent me a sample of their product to review.  Twitter and the blogging world has been buzzing about this product and I was so excited to be given this opportunity! 

I mentioned here that my computer crashed and then I was busy on the weekend having a date with my hubby.  Last week, my son had eye surgery and since I wasn't getting a lot of sleep, it seemed like the perfect time to test out Energybits.  After a particularly short night of sleep, I felt like I was hitting the wall by 10:30 in the morning. I pulled out the Energybits tin I received.  The letter I received said "We suggest you take atleast 30 tabs
10 - 15 minutes before your next run or workout to experience their steady flow of energy and to improve mental alertness or stop hunger.  More is always better." 

My first impression of the tabs was that they smelled like a fish tank, or the fish department in a pet store.  Energybits can be chewed, but I swallowed mine.  I don't mind swallowing pills and the tabs are quite small, so I had no problem with this.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did feel a VERY noticeable energy boost after taking the tabs.  I perked up and began feeling less tired and more mentally "clear" (not sure how else to describe it).  Before taking the Energybits, I wasn't sure how I was going to get through the day without a nap.  After taking them, I ended up feeling way more alert and when my hubby came home at lunch, I went on a 3 mile brisk walk.  Even after my walk, I was feeling energized and ready for more.  Wow!!  I am a believer!! 

There are many other features of this product that I am in love with (on top of the fact that they work!!).  All of the following information is straight from the letters and hand-outs that Energybits sent me. 
Energybits offer "the highest concentration of protein in the world and deliver a "steady stream of energy without sugar, caffeine, chemicals or stomach distress."  These bits are NOT a supplement, they are food! 
I love that these bits give you energy without all using a natural product.  We put so many chemically manufactured ingredients in our bodies these days that it's refreshing to see something straight from nature!
Energybits have just one ingredient - 100% organically grown spirulina algae, yet they contain 40 vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 and 64% protein. 
One ingredient!  It's not very often we see that!  And each tab contains only 1 calorie, so I got a HUGE boost of energy...both physically and mentally...for only 30 calories.  I am in love!  :)

Check out for all the products this company offers.  They also have Recoverybits, Vitalitybits, and Skinnybits.  I can't wait to try more!

Energybits have offered to send one of my readers a tin of bits to try as well.  Enter below...I can't wait for someone else to try this amazing product! And for everyone who doesn't win, the great folks at Energybits are giving everyone a 10% discount off of bits.  Enter the code "BLOG" into their coupon box when ordering and the discount will be instantly applied. 

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Date Night

So, I've been MIA again for a while.  And I'm sure many of you thought "Oh, there goes Becky dropping off the face of the earth for months at a time AGAIN".  (Oh, by the name is Becky, not Every Day....but you probably already assumed that).  My computer crashed and I went without for a few weeks.  I haven't yet attempted to blog post from my phone, although I am thinking I should soon.  So, basically, I disappeared.  Then I got my computer back, but hubby and I spent a day in "the city" (also known as anywhere that has a store open past 5:00 on Saturday). 

Here's a peak into our "date day".  Our first stop was at an irrigation store to pick up more sprinkler heads (cause we're romantic like that).  Next, we made a few stop to look at chimineas (fire pits).  We got a beautiful clay one as a wedding gift, but it broke this spring and we are in the market for a new one.  I loved our clay one and can't find another one, so looks like we'll be going to a new material. 
Good-bye clay chiminea! 
After that, it was 4:00 already so we decided to go sit on a patio somewhere and relax, and then have an early supper.  We decided to eat at The Keg.  This was our "Mother's Day, Father's Day, Celebrate Seeding Being Done" date and we were feeling in a steak-y kind-of mood. 
Summer Sangria (hubby's) & my favorite Reisling white wine

We relaxed on the patio, had a drink, and talked.  With hubby working a full-time management job and then helping out at the family farm so much since his Dad's accident, we haven't saw much of each other lately.  When he is home, our focus is on our children and spending time with them.  It was nice to just be together, talk, and enjoy each other's company.  Day's like this remind me of how much I love my husband, how fortunate I am, and why I married him.  He makes me laugh all the time and is my best friend. 
I forgot to take a picture of our appetizer, but we shared the calamari.  It was delicious!  It was mixed with jalapeno and red peppers and had a nice flavor without being too spicy!  Totally recommend it!  For an entree, hubby ordered the filet mignon with crab legs and mashed potatoes.  (I forgot to take a picture until he was half done). 
I ordered the filet mignon with a lobster tail and twice-baked potato.  It was delicious!  Seriously, I am actually getting hungry thinking about it.  The filet was wrapped with applewood smoked bacon and cooked to perfection!  The Keg serves their filets with a bernaise sauce that I loved!  Hubby didn't enjoy it quite as much, but I thought it was amazing!  
We noticed a young couple that were obviously on their first date (or very early on in their relationship).  There were lots of smiles, awkwardness and laughter.  As a random act of kindness, we asked our waitress to take them a complimentary dessert and bill it to us.  I told her to tell them to "pay it forward" some day.  I hope they do, and I hope in a few years they are married and have a fun story to tell about one of their first dates. 
After that, we headed home to pick up our kids from my Mom & Dads house.  All in all, it was a great day!  We talked, we laughed, we held hands.  I can't speak for other's, but I know how important it is for my husband and I to spent time just ourselves.  It's easy to neglect when children, work, or life are all calling for attention too, but it makes our marriage so much stronger.  Our son had eye surgery on Tuesday, so it was nice to get away before the stress and worry of that came. 
Stay tuned for my Energybits review & FIRST EVER giveaway!  (Can you tell I'm excited about this great product!!)

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Question of the Day: What do you & your significant other do to "bond"?