Thursday, September 21, 2017

Explore Indiana Caverns This Fall!


            Hey folks! Already thinking of what to do with the kids over fall break? Or maybe you're just looking for something different to do this weekend? Either way, I have just the place for you!
            Before I go on, I have one more question for you: Did you know that Indiana has caves? Believe it or not, the Hoosier state actually boasts several touring caves, including Indiana Caverns. Located outside of historic Corydon, Indiana, not only is Indiana Caverns the newest touring cave to open to the public in Indiana, it is also the longest! Here are some of the features you can enjoy on your visit:

*35' waterfall
*Lots of Ice Age bones (In fact, they boast one of the largest collections of Ice Age bones in North America!)
*A 25 minute underground boat ride
*Rare cave life
*And more!

            Indiana Caverns offers more than just one cave tour. (As if that's not cool enough, right?) If you're one of those people who are extra adventurous, be sure to look into the Deep Darkness expedition, where you can explore the subterranean river like real cavers do by wading and kayaking: complete with a helmet mounted light, kneepads, and the works!
            If you have a younger explorer with you, Indiana Caverns has something for them too. Kids can get an idea of what real spelunking is all about in the 400 foot tunnel “Cavern of the Sabertooth”. Don't forget to look for the treasure!
            For those of you looking for something more laid back, there is gem sluicing, trails on the surface of the property to enjoy, and a huge gift shop! As you can imagine, you can easily make an afternoon at Indiana Caverns, which is exactly what we did recently!

            Our experience with Indiana Caverns started out on a late Friday evening. Without stopping, it is about a 2 ½ hour drive for us, so we ended up getting to the area an hour plus later than I had hoped. That being said, we got there right as the last tour for the day was leaving and none of us like being rushed, so we decided to check all of their other stuff out and do the tour the next day.

            I made the mistake of opening my big mouth beforehand that they had a “kiddie cave” that Myka could do, so naturally that was the first thing she wanted to do. However, we were not aware that one of us would have to go in with her as it is kind of intended for older kids. Since John has bad knees, I was the obvious candidate. Long story shorter, I ended up freaking myself out (Though I'm not normally claustrophobic. I was more afraid of not being able to get out, for whatever reason.) so John did end up going in with her. Poor guy. Myka had fun, though!

            We also wandered around the gift shop that evening as well. It has tons of items, whether you're looking for something for yourself, friends and family, adults, or children. Stuffed animals, gems and geodes, t-shirts, salt lamps, and so much more!
            We had good timing the next day and got on a tour as soon as we arrived. They don't really have any set times that they start tours, by the way. They're kind of “on demand” and as soon as there are enough people wanting to go down, they start a tour!

            I have to admit, the Indiana Caverns tour was different from any other cave tour I've ever been on. (And I've seen quite a few caves in my 30 years, including Mammoth Cave!) While the tour is an hour and a half long, distance-wise it is pretty short. You stop at several different spots along the way and learn about the different geological features and creatures the Ice Age bones belong to. (There are quite a lot, as I mentioned earlier, so if history and/or archeology are your thing, you will love this place!)

            Warning: Be prepared for MANY stairs. As with any cave you visit, there are going to be stairs, of course, but once you get down to a certain level, or the “main cavern”, it levels out and you are walking “straight” for the remainder of the tour until you get to the end. With Indiana Caverns, we both felt like we were walking up and down stairs almost the entire time (besides the boat ride, of course). Admittedly, it was even more difficult for me because Ripley had pretty much no desire to walk even on the straightaways so I was carrying her the majority of the time, but you've been warned. If you're really out of shape or have young children who can walk, but are too big to be carried in a carrier on the front, you may want to reconsider.

            Although the little one was quite whiny, Myka on the other hand had a blast! It was her first time in a cave, so she was naturally fascinated by everything, including the bones. She has an obsession with boats, so that was one of the highlights for her too. I don't really care for boats, but it was a nice break in the middle of the tour. I was a little disappointed we didn't see any cave fish, but we did spot a cave crayfish before reaching the boats. Also, oddly enough, the boat tour part was the driest area of the cave we saw. The rest of the cave is very wet and drippy! Hence the 35' waterfall at the beginning!

            I was also a little disappointed our tour guide didn't talk more about the different cave formations, such as “soda straws” and “cave bacon”. (Seriously. It's a thing. Look it up.) She did touch on the differences and formation of stalactites and stalagmites briefly.

            Myka, my husband, and his parents are really into rocks and gems and the like, so naturally we had to buy a big ole bag of rocks to sluice through after our cave tour. We got some really big chunks of amethyst and several smaller pieces that John and I weren't even sure what they were. One looked like amber, which I thought was pretty neat! They do offer a pamphlet showcasing fossils and gems so you can try to figure out what you found, which is nice.
            After not sleeping well the night before (Love camping. Hate air mattresses.) and being pooped out from the cave tour, we decided to call it a day. Overall, I think we all had a good time. It's definitely a unique, family-friendly spot to spend the afternoon. So long as you're not claustrophobic, I highly recommend anyone visit a cave at least once in their life. Why not Indiana Caverns?
            You can stay up-to-date with them on Facebook and Instagram.


Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated monetarily for this post. We received cave tour tickets in return for our honest review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. 
 
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Pregnancy Journal #5: Where Did This Come From?!


            Hey folks! It's been a minute since a pregnancy update. Some things have been going on! Let's start off with the not-so-fun thing.
            First off, I supposedly have gestational diabetes...again. I had my one hour glucola test super early this time since I had GD with my last pregnancy. The lab lady called me and gave me the option to either go ahead and take the diabetes education class or do the 3 hour test. I didn't figure it would do me any good to do the 3 hour test, so why in the hell would I want to put myself through that again?
            I (mostly nicely) explained to the lady that I had just taken the diabetes education class less than 2 years ago with my last pregnancy and literally had all of the paperwork from it right in front of me under my desk and asked if I could just start checking my blood sugar. Surprisingly, she said that would be fine. I have a feeling the doctor will still try to talk me into taking the stupid class again, but that's why I plan on taking reinforcements with me to my next appointment. (John) I mean, if the doctor wants to pay the $100 for the class, then by all means. I have many other things to do with my time and money, though.
            Other than that, the bump in the picture at the top magically appeared around 14/15 weeks. Well, at least that's when I finally let John convince me that no, I didn't just look fat. :P I don't know why it surprises me so much since, ya know, this is my third kid. I guess I didn't expect it already since I'm “fluffy”. But, on the other hand, I'm already 4 months pregnant somehow! What?! Anyways, it's always fun getting past the scary (and yucky) 1st trimester and starting to actually look pregnant. (Though I still have some lingering nausea somedays. Wtf is up with that?!)
            Soooo I'm one of those people who always buys for everyone else first, especially my kids. I need new clothes when I'm not pregnant. As you can imagine, I'm in desperate need of some new (or new to me) maternity clothes. I have used the same pair of maternity jeans since Myka and just told John earlier today that I'm surprised I haven't busted a hole in the crotch yet. :/ I only have one other pair, but they're not comfortable. Neither are my shorts, really.

How comfy do these look?! Find them on Wish.com.

            This time, I think I am going to go the “dress and tights” route. I figure I can still use the dresses afterwards because I like things comfy, right? I never thought I would be “that mom” because honestly, I usually dress so plainly. I'm the very definition of “jeans and t-shirt type of person”. No, really. Look it up in the dictionary. My picture is next to it.
            Anyways, I've been wanting to wear dresses again lately, but I haven't for years because I feel like they make me look even fatter than I already feel. :/ As far as the tights, I figure those sound a helluva lot more comfortable and easier to find ones that I like than maternity jeans. Fact: Did you know that it is damn near impossible to find maternity jeans for short people?!


What was your favorite thing to wear while pregnant?
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Chimparoo Trek Air-O Carrier Giveaway

            Woven wrap soft structured carrier conversions are highly sought after. They're beautiful, supportive but soft and stand out from their cotton print and canvas opponents. However, they can be very expensive because you must purchase the wrap and the conversion. Until now. Recently, Chimparoo added a new designer collection with woven wraps, Mei Tais, ringslings and TREK carriers made from gorgeous woven fabric: The Chimparoo Designer Collection. Now, the popular TREK carrier comes in both a standard woven conversion and in the new TREK Air-O that features a breathable panel. This helps keep baby cool while providing support. Enter to win your choice of TREK Air-O from Chimparoo below!



            The Chimparoo TREK Air-O is made with the same beautiful jacquard woven fabric as the woven wraps and features a breathable panel. You can read Mama Banana's Adventures Designer TREK review for details about the collection. However, unlike a wrap, it goes on and buckles quickly for shopping, traveling, hiking or even at home. The carriers are both beautiful and functional. You can see the product features and purchase on the Chimparoo website. Chimparoo TREK Air-O Features Include
  • Mesh panel for ventilation
  • Adjustment and support system that is ergonomic
  • Comfortable, practical and simple
  • From birth to early childhood. (7-45 lbs).
  • Stretchy head support and seat for newborn
  • 3 carrying positions
    • Front
    • Hip
    • Back
  • Padded shoulder straps and semi-rigid waistbelt
  • Adjustable and multi-positional shoulder straps
  • Designed to be used with stirrups (optional)
  • Woven from organic cotton, certified free from toxic chemicals
  • One size
  • DVD included
  • Made in Canada
  • Jacquard Woven Fabric
            Great for warm weather, for babies who get warm in a carrier and for seeing baby's position through the front! The Designer Collection TREK Air-O starts at $210 and comes in Dandelion or Lune. Chimparoo does recommend washing the carrier before first use following their instructions.

            For the giveaway! Enter to win a TREK Air-O in your choice from in-stock at Chimparoo. This giveaway is open to USA & Canada and ends 10/15.



Disclosure: Chances of winning are based on the number of entries received. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Open to USA & Canada, winners must be 18+, void where prohibited. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Participating bloggers are not responsible prize fulfilment, or for lost or stolen prizes. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Event organized by Mama Banana's Adventures, please direct questions about promotion to MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lottie Doll Giveaway


Welcome to the Lottie Doll Giveaway!

Sponsored By: Arklu
Hosted By: Mixed Bag Mama

            Do you know a little boy or little girl who loves dolls? Then you'll definitely want to check out the Lottie Dolls line! With a variety of interests ranging from nature photography to journalism, ballet to kite flying, you are sure to find a doll that grabs your child's interest!
            What else makes Lottie Dolls special? For starters, they are proportionate to 9 year olds, so they both look AND move like real kids! Lottie Dolls are also inspired by real children and focus on presenting healthy body images. (How important is that in this day and age?!)
            What is a girl without some accessories? You can also purchase extra outfits and even pets, a scooter, picnic set and more for your Lottie or Finn dolls. To check out all of the items Arklu has to offer in the Lottie Doll line, be sure to visit their website and sign up for Club Lottie for special deals and announcements! For a firsthand experience with Lottie Dolls, please head over to Mixed Bag Mama's review
            Time for the fun part! Simply enter the giveaway form below for a chance to win your own Lottie Doll ($25 value or under). Open worldwide! Good luck!


Arklu is responsible for prize shipment. All promoting blogs were not compensated for sharing. This giveaway is not associated with any social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

Fun With Forest Friend & Pandora the Persian Cat! (Lottie Doll Review)


            Hey folks! What little girl (or boy!) doesn't love dolls at some point in their childhood? (Well, mine, evidently, but I'll get to more on that in a minute.) I am very excited to share with you about Lottie Dolls today and what makes them special!
To get started, here are some basic things you need to know about Lottie Dolls (per their website):

*They are inspired by real kids-Lottie and Finn dolls are proportionate to 9 year old children, so they look and act real.

*When launching the Lottie brand, Arklu’s vision was to create a range of dolls that would empower children to be themselves, to be imaginative and adventurous and - most of all – to have fun. Lottie is all about letting children be themselves, not growing up too quickly, and presenting a healthy view on body image. (I think we all know how important that is in this day and age.)

*Since Lottie’s launch in August 2012, the collection of dolls and accessories are now on sale in over 30 countries, have won 35 international toy awards and were 2017 finalists in the US Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Lottie, Finn and friends are stocked in over 3,000 stores worldwide.


            They sound pretty awesome, right? We were recently given the opportunity to try out one Lottie and Friends Doll and one accessory. We are big nature fans, so naturally Myka gravitated toward the Forest Friend Lottie and Pandora the Persian Cat was also a no-brainer. Here are some of our thoughts on them (which you can also watch in our video at the end!):

*I like:
-How bendy the Lottie dolls are.
-How small they are. Think the size of a Chelsea doll, Barbie's little sister. Though they are made for 3 year olds and up, even my 20 month old has an easy time holding her.
-That she doesn't have a bunch of crazy make up on or a risque outfit.
-All the accessories that come with the cat! Pet bed, two types of food, a toy... Really helps with the imaginative play.
-Not specific to our doll, but I like that the line of dolls have a wide variety of interests, such as horse riding, various nature aspects, art, journalism, etc. And that there is a boy doll too!


*The kids like:
-Her hair, shoes, and pretty dress (According to Myka)
-How small and easy to move she is...And the cat, of course. (Because both kids are obsessed with cats.) (If Ripley could talk. ;) )


            To be honest, Ripley has enjoyed playing with both the Forest Friend doll and Pandora the Persian Cat more than Myka. In fact, one morning, even after she was finished playing with it, she carried the doll around with her for a good hour and a half. She plays with the cat quite a bit too. I set up the doll house a little one morning and she had fun playing with both of them in there. She is just getting to the age where she can pretend play, so it was fun to watch what she did with them.
            Myka just really isn't into dolls like most little girls her age. My mom bought her some Chelsea doll stuff a couple years ago and she was into them for awhile, so I thought she might like the Lottie Doll. Other than being initially excited over getting something new, she really hasn't played with it much. It will be waiting for her when she is older and might be more into dolls, though. :) (I bet if I get her that Godforsaken doll with the horse, she would play with it all day long! Watch the video to see what I'm talking about. ;) )
            OR, as far as Myka goes, my husband seems to have this other theory that she likes her Lottie Doll SO MUCH that she doesn't want to play with it and mess it up. Since her first few dolls were cheapies from the dollar store and their heads ended up popping off, he thinks she's afraid of breaking this one. Kinda sad, right? So we might have to have a talk about that! Plus, maybe she just wants some more friends for her. Who knows. I got off on a tangent, didn't I?

(I apologize for any visual issues. I am in the process of finding a new video editing program!)


            Be sure to check out all of the Lottie & Friends dolls on their website. You can also sign up for Club Lottie while you're there to receive special discounts, keep up on special announcements, get exclusive Club Lottie bundle offers, and more. You can also stay up-to-date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. And, before you go, be sure to click over to the giveaway page for a chance to win your very own Lottie Doll (with a value of $25 or under)!

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Pop Up Beach Tent Giveaway (3 Winners!)

Sponsored By: OutdoorsmanLab

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

3 Winners will receive: 

An OutdoorsmanLab Automatic Pop Up Beach Tent w/ Carrying Bag ($49.99 RV)! A $149.97 TRV!

OutdoorsmanLab is founded with a scientific spirit and a lofty mission: to offer innovative, well-made, and high performance outdoor gear at a revolutionary price.
Open to US entrants only and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/10 12:01 AM EST through 9/30 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

"Niche" Farming



            Hey folks! I've not done many gardening posts this year (have I done any?) because, well, I'm burnt out on it already. Well, at least this year...Under the circumstances. Huh?
First of all, I tried to talk everyone into putting down cardboard, something, anything, to help keep the weeds controlled because we don't really like having to use pesticides. Oh. And by “everyone” I'm referring to my husband and his parents, who planted some stuff in our garden because they don't really have any good spots for one. Actually, I think they planted the majority of the stuff, at least in the garden closest to the house. Anyways...
            Naturally, no one listened to me. On top of that, I got pregnant in June and had the worst morning sickness and lethargy out of any of my pregnancies, so that put a real damper on the summer in general.
            Last, but not least, I have two kids already. We have lots of garden areas. If we're going to actually keep up with them all, I cannot and do not have the time or energy to take care of all the weeding by myself. It's just not feasible.
            So, perhaps we should probably just cut back on how much we plant. That would make too much sense, right? We do like having fresh veggies, especially the ones we refuse to buy from the store because homegrown ones taste sooo much better, like spaghetti squash. But, I had a thought recently. Unless hubby and the gang get some form of weed control system in place next year (I keep insisting he use the “new” wood chipper and mulch the garden), I would rather set up a trade system or utilize our local online farmer's market group and trade someone extra fruits and berries for veggies. I don't mind taking care of the berry bushes and fruit trees. Maybe it's just because we have less of them, but they're a helluva lot easier to take care of! Plus, to be honest, I like fruits better than veggies. Who doesn't?
            I never did choose a “niche” for my blog because 1) It's my blog. I'll write about whatever I damn well please. 2) I'm interested in far too many things to choose just one or two, so maybe I'll make up for it on our farm and specialize in fruits and berries. (Who am I kidding? I would love to have a pumpkin patch too!) Wouldn't it be kind of fun to have a U-Pick? And make delicious desserts and jellies out of berries and fruits? I would love, love, love, to get more bushes and trees whenever we have the extra money. It's something I get excited about. I don't feel the same when it comes to, well, “all that other stuff”.
            You know what else I get excited about and don't mind doing? Taking care of animals! I've been kind of missing the rabbits since they got attacked and killed one night. Miss Gabby, our American Guinea Hog, should be having piglets in a month or so, and I'm pretty excited about that too! We just finished their new pasture, so that's a relief that I will be able to separate her from Mr.Bruce when the time comes, just in case. Oh. And I guess the chickens are ok too. ;)


What about you? Did you decide to specialize in anything after you started farming or homesteading?

Friday, September 8, 2017

PlasmaCar Giveaway

Sponsored By: PlasmaCar

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: MamatheFox

Winner will receive: 

A PlasmaCar in winner's choice of in-stock color! A $69.99 RV!

PlasmaCar is a ride-on toy that uses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and of course, all that power your child has stored inside. I really appreciate that you don't need any batteries to operate this car. You also don't have to mess around with gears or pedals. Your child can sit back on their patented safety seat and enjoy their fun ride! You can use this indoors or outdoors, but it's best (no matter where you use it), to be on a flat surface. Great for ages 3+ and up to 220 lbs! That's right, if mom and dad want to give it a go, no worries! I know I did!! 
Open to the Continental US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 9/8 12:01 AM EST through 9/30 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pros & Cons of Homeschool Preschool


             Hey folks! With the (surprising) popularity of my last homeschool post, I thought, “Hey! Maybe this is something you guys are interested in. Maybe it will be helpful or fun if I share a list of my own pros and cons of homeschooling preschool.” ...In case some of you might be thinking about it yourself. Keep in mind, we are just starting “for real” this year, so I'm sure this list will change over time!

Pros

*Wake up whenever we want. This is a major bonus for us because none of us are early risers!

*No hectic pick up and drop offs at school. We are regularly late to places. I can't even imagine rushing to get to school in time...only to wait in line. Not to mention, I'm pretty sure Myka would try to get in the wrong car...Several times...

*No emotional first days! I'm sure some people still get a little sad that “their baby” is starting school, but I'm not much of a crier.

*We can go at our (her) own pace. If we want to spend two weeks learning about weather, we can. Plus, Myka gets really into her work sometimes. For example, the other day she probably took close to an hour just to decorate a windsock we made. She would never be allowed that much time to work on something at a regular school!

*We can go on field trips or outings anytime we want. For me, this is a big perk. Admittedly, Myka still mentions wanting to go to “real school” sometimes. When she brings this up, usually my first and only response is about the fact that we wouldn't be able to go do fun stuff, like going to the park, bouncy place, etc., whenever we want. That she would be stuck inside a building all day long.

*We can do school work whenever we want. Since we get up whenever, usually eat twice in the morning, and have farm chores to do, we usually don't get down to the “nitty gritty” stuff until the afternoon while the little one is napping. Hey. It works for us!

*Since we are able to have such one-on-one, individualized time, I am able to cater our school work to her unique learning style. While she would probably be ok in preschool and kindergarten, Myka is very much a visual and hands-on learner. She needs lots of hands-on and whole body activities to keep her interest.


Cons

*I don't get NEARLY as much personal time. I am a big fan of alone time. In fact, being an introvert, I need it. However, this was a sacrifice I knew I would have to make going into this. I'm a night owl, so I tend to stay up late for my much needed alone time.

*Myka is not getting as much social interaction as she would be at school. I will admit, I do think she would benefit from this in ways. However, don't be fooled. Homeschoolers have plenty of opportunities to socialize, from library programs to public classes to homeschool groups/co-ops. And more!

*If you happen to use one, curriculums are pricey! We have a nature curriculum that we use some, but we got it free for review a few years ago. Other than that, especially at this age, it's way easier and more cost effective to come up with your own “plans”.

Do you homeschool? What would you add to this list?
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Stock Up On the New Styles From GlassesShop.com!

glassesshop.com sunglasses

             Hey folks! Have you ever shopped for glasses online? Even if you require prescription eyeglasses, it's actually not as daunting or scary as it might seem. GlassesShop.com makes it super easy (and affordable)!
             First of all, there are tons of frames to choose from, for both men and women. Once you find a style you like, you can even try them on! Simply upload a picture of yourself and “try on” as many as you like from the comfort of your own home. No pushy salesman trying to talk you into the most expensive frames.
             Once you've found the perfect pair, checkout is a breeze as well. Now is the time you will enter your prescription information (which is super easy to obtain from your optometrist's office ahead of time) and choose your package. Even the basic package is a great deal as you receive single vision lenses, anti-scratch coating, a protective case, and microfiber cleaning cloth. There are also options if you need multi-focal lenses or just want/need “fashion” glasses. Different lens types and coatings are available as well.

clip on sunglasses

             I recently had the opportunity to try out some of GlassesShop.com's prescription sunglasses. I've never really heard from anyone that has been happy with their transition lenses, so I opted for some prescription glasses with the clip on shades. My husband has some and he seems pretty happy with them, so I figured “why not?”
             I have not worn contacts in years nor have I had any kind of clip on sunglasses for my regular glasses, so it was really nice to have some relief from the sun finally! After all, protecting our eyes is just as important as protecting our skin from the sun. Here are my thoughts in a nutshell on the Lambert Rectangle Clip On Glasses.

woman with sunglasses

*Feel very sturdy with the metal frame. (Much sturdier than my other glasses.)
*Clip on shade slides on easily and held in place by strong magnets at each end. They stayed on a lot better than I expected! It would be hard for the shade to come off on accident.
*Since they come as a set, the shade works perfectly with the eyeglasses.
*The shade seems just right in that it's not too dark or light.
*Having sunglasses again has come in so handy for so many things, like driving and working outdoors. I'm not squinting constantly now, giving myself headaches.

woman with glasses

*The eyeglasses are attractive by themselves as well.
*The only issue I have had with these is that the vision seems a little off. It's no fault of GlassesShop.com, though. I knew these were men glasses, therefore larger than any of the ones I already have. I find some of mine to be on the smaller side, though, so I thought it would be alright.

I have the exact same prescription in these as my previous pair from GlassesShop.com that I received only a few months ago, so my theory is that they are too large and it's throwing the vision off. OR it's because I'm pregnant and your vision can change during that time. But, as you can see in the pictures, they do look a little big on me, don't they?

Again, not their fault, just make sure you're getting the appropriate size! Each pair of glasses has specific dimensions listed.

             So what do you think? Are you ready to give online eyeglass shopping and GlassesShop.com a try? As I mentioned at the beginning, they really are affordable. My pair of prescription glasses retails for only $39.95. Yes, that includes the prescription and yes, that includes all the basics I listed above as well! And, just in case you need a little more incentive, here is a coupon code to use at checkout to receive 50% off your order! GSHOT50  (*Please note that sale frames are excluded in this offer.)
             You can also stay up-to-date with GlassesShop.com on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

*Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated monetarily for this post. I received an item in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
 
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