Monday, October 26, 2015

EverlastVP Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review Everlast Nutrition Vegan Protein Powder.  I am somewhat new to trying to incorporate protein powder into my workout routine, but I've already tried several brands on my journey.  I have to say, EverlastVP is my favorite by far.

Even though this is a vegan protein powder, it's not mandatory that you be a vegan to try it or enjoy it.  I know, mind blown right!  I'm not vegan and I love it!  This stuff not only tastes great, it has a ton of super awesome qualities.

Here's what the website has to say about it:

Product Description

Everlast VP is the ultimate plant-based protein mix delivering a complete BCAA profile using the highest grade blend of yellow pea, rice and hemp proteins to promote lean muscle growth and recovery.
Everlast VP is lactose, gluten, sugar, hormone, GMO and cholesterol free. Plus, it has the best taste of any vegan protein mix we’ve tasted.
  • Increases lean muscle mass and strength.
  • Increases post workout recovery.
My favorite part from all those details up there?  0 Lactose & Soy.  That's right!  0 Lactose!  If you don't already know this about me (and why don't you?), I have a lactose intolerance.  I'm not completely lactose intolerant to where I can't have any dairy, but milk and I aren't great friends.  Even though I usually mix my protein powders with Almond Milk instead of cow's milk, many of the protein powders themselves still contain enough lactose to upset my delicate little tummy.  NOT EverlastVP though!  I can mix up a nice sized smoothie every morning and feel great all day.  

Speaking of feeling great all day, an EverlastVP smoothie in the morning actually keeps me feeling full all morning.  Those 22g of protein per serving really do keep me going all morning.  In fact, I tried a smoothie before my 10 mile run yesterday and I felt great the entire run.  I usually go for oatmeal or something a little hardier to keep me fueled for long runs, but yesterday I figured I'd go all out on this review and try it out.  I was not disappointed.  I will also be downing one of these on my drive to my half marathon coming up this Saturday.  

And since I'm in the sharing mood, I'll give you my little secret for my smoothies.  My go to smoothie is Almond milk, EverlastVP, chia seeds and frozen bananas.  Yep, that's right, frozen bananas.  I peel and chop them and store them in an air-tight container in the freezer for a few days.  They give smoothies a great creaminess and a blast of coldness without having to add ice.  Amazing!!

Ok, so now that you have all the details, you really should give this stuff a try.  It tastes great, has awesome qualities and is a really good price.  You can also use code KCHESKO* at checkout to take an extra 5% off of the already great deals going on right now.  Here's the link to order: Order Yours HERE

Please let me know your thoughts on it after you've tried it.

Disclosure:  I was provided a sample of EverlastVP for my honest revview.  The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and were not influenced in any way.  

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Disney Marathon

I can NOT believe that my first marathon is almost here.  It seems like I signed up for it so long ago and now it's only 3 days away!  EEEK!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5-hour ENERGY review

I was given another great review opportunity from Smily360.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that company?  No?  Well I do.

But on to the review..
This time I got to review 5-hour ENERGY.  This stuff is great!  My husband likes to take it whenever he has to travel at night for work.  It always helps him stay awake on the drive.  I tend to stay away from any of the energy drinks because they make me super jittery, but he loves them.

My favorite part of this particular 5-hour ENERGY is that they teamed up with the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization.  Through December 31, 2014, Living Essentials will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked bottle of Pink Lemonade flavored 5-hour ENERGY to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  More information about that can be found here:

I'm a member of, where I qualify to try brands for free in exchange for sharing my authentic feedback. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Disney Social Media Moms Invite

O....M....Disney!!!  Look what was in my inbox last night........

You're Invited...
To the Most Magical Social Media Conference of the Year!
The 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!

I am beyond excited and dissapointed all at the same time.  To even be invited is a HUGE honor.  But, we're in Florida and airfare out to California is just way too high right now.  So, we can't go.  I was up all night last night trying to figure out if there was any way that we could swing it and I keep coming up with nothing.  SO BUMMED!!  

But, I'm going to start saving right NOW in hopes that I get invited next year.  Because there's no way I'm passing it up twice!

To everyone who is able to attend.....take lots of pictures and I can't wait to hear all about it.  To those who were invited but can't make it....I feel your pain.  Let's encourage each other to save up for next year.  And for those who didn't get an invite....keep your fingers crossed.  Maybe they'll keep sending out invites as the rest of us sadly decline. 

Have a Magical Day!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lancôme DreamTone review

SheSpeaks recently offered me the opportunity to review Lancôme DreamTone. Of course I jumped on the chance. Who doesn't like to try new products that have already received great feedback?  So, I chose the fair/light formula and got started.  I've been using it twice a day for about 4 weeks now. Now, I don't think my skin tone was too bad before I started, but it's definitely got more of a glow now.  I also have a small dark spot on my cheek that popped up not to long ago, so I was excited to try it out on it and see the results.  Here are my #bareselfie 's


My dark spot isn't completely gone, but I feel that it's lighter. I think I'll continue using the rest of the bottle and see what happens!

Disclaimer: I was given a bottle of Lancôme DreamTone in exchange for this review.  I did not receive any monetary compensation and the views in this post are my own.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day 2

Tonight we rented a movie and snuggled on the couch. It was a nice end to a rainy day.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 1

Today I'm thankful for good friends. 
It's been a crazy past few months and to be able to go out to dinner with friends and just have a good time is a wonderful escape.