I’m on the hunt for a good quality food processor…
Here’s the top three that I’m looking at for a family of 4 (pre-research): Braun, Breville, and Cuisinart. It needs to be durable and low maintenance. I don’t really care about how loud or quiet it is because my kids are typically loud and they sleep with a sound machine. A quiet motor is a nice “want” but not a necessity. Maybe that will matter to me more in 5 years.
After the stellar reviews above as well as the in depth review from Tech Gear Lab and Healthy But Smart, I am leaning toward the Breville Sous Chef. I need a large food processor for 4 people — although my kids are only 1 and 2 years old, they already eat a ton and I know this will only mean bigger appetites as they grow older. Important things for me are chopping, shredding, slicing, and cleaning. After the research, I think the Breville Sous Chef fits the bill.
Bear got a new car! He’s loving his 2018 Highlander Hybrid that we’ve nicknamed “The Spaceship” — all the screens and safety features are incredible! We needed something safer and super reliable to transport our precious cargo!
On Sunday, Feb 11, we welcomed our Mini: Arden Elise Campbell. She arrived with a conehead after 27 hours of labor at 10:09pm. She was oriented OP, and I got my epidural at 4cm around 9:30am from one of my colleagues, Shiyin. The epidural was perfect — it was so nice to have to take the edge off the pain. However, because she was OP, I was still having quite a bit of back/bottom pressure from her head coming down and placing a lot of pressure on my tailbone. We tried multiple maneuvers to get her turned, but to no avail. My OB, Kim Washkowiak, came in on her day off to deliver Arden (that’s a huge deal and wonderful Around 9pm, she was 10 cm and complete…and it was time to push! After an hour of pushing an OP baby… we met our sweet Arden bug. She was 7lb 3 oz, 21 inches long, and absolutely perfect. She had a great latch, and we started breastfeeding immediately. Of course, it would take almost a week for my milk to come in. We supplemented with formula and breastfed as well as pumped to increase my milk supply. She’s been a wonderful journey so far. We’re learning new things about and us everyday.
This month was a blur! Waking every 2-3 hours in the night to feed Arden made this month fly by! There were highs and lows along my breastfeeding journey. It’s finally settled down and breastfeeding and pumping are going well. We’re still supplementing with formula so she’s getting both.
She’s 2 months old this month and already at 10lb! Bear sold his trusty 4Runner.
I forgot to update the rest of the entries…. so, follow along my Pregnancy #2 entries for the remainder of 2018!
Ever since Apple came out with the new iOS for iPhone, it’s made my phone extremely slow and drains the battery life. Thanks Apple. This led me to consider doing a phone upgrade, but my phone isn’t that old and it works fine (I have an iPhone 6). Currently, I’m on AT&T bc it gives me the best cell signal at work. But, the more I’ve been researching…. the more I’m leaning towards T-mobile or Google Project Fi.
We would definitely have more opportunities and data options on T-Mobile. Question is whether it gets good signal in the places where we want to be. If T-Mobile does get a good signal, it’s a no-brainer for us to switch to T-Mobile. Google Fi is a strong contender, but I don’t know much about it and there aren’t many reviews on it… and I don’t know where the coverage will be the best for us. There’s a lot of great perks, but I think at this point we need to go with longevity and data and good customer service that’s known. Google Fi is only available for android phones so we’d have to switch from iPhone to Android. Whereas with T-mobile, we could take our existing iPhones to make the switch.
Winner = T-Mobile or Google Project Fi (uses T-mobile, Sprint cell networks)
I played around with a skateboard when I was a kid. I thought it was neat to hang with the boys and skate in the driveway/street. Well, I didn’t get much street time as the street was paved with loose gravel on tar — which melted in the Texas summers.
I came across this YouTube vid: https://youtu.be/jdJjW7pknfE and decided I wanted to give it a try. Why are so many middle agers trying something that kids do often?
Great advice on getting a skateboard and beginner techniques:
Which skateboard to get?
My current thoughts:
What I got:
What my husband got:
Any suggestions? What would you get?
I got the first apple watch when it came out and will be using that version to compare to the new Pebble 2.
CNET comparison bt apple watch 2, samsung gear s3, fitbit, android wear, garmin, pebble
First off, I was very happy with my Apple watch 1. There’s a lot of great notifications for it and it’s user friendly. One thing I did not like about the watch is that the notifications would go directly to the watch without warning me on the iphone despite my ringer being on.
The main reason why I decided to look for a watch outside of my stellar apple watch is because the battery life on the apple watch is incredibly low. I can only go one day between charges. Sometimes, I’m at work for more than 24 hours so it becomes more cumbersome on the logistics. Sure, I could bring my charger and charge it… but that takes time, effort, and extra cords since it doesn’t have a lightning charger. So, enter the Pebble 2…a Kickstarter project!
Ars Technica Reviews: Pebble 2 vs. Apple Watch 2
Wareable Pebble 2 review vs. Wareable Apple Watch review
CNET review: new apple watch 2 vs. CNET review: pebble 2
My overall thoughts and winners comparing Apple watch 1 to Pebble 2:
- Battery life: Pebble 2
- HR workout tracking: Apple watch 1
- Apps: Apple Watch 1
- Waterproof: Pebble 2
- HR, sleep, steps, calories, distance tracking throughout day: Pebble 2
- Cost: Pebble 2
- Phone required: both