Have you tried an Aquazinger? Review & #Giveaway

Annddddd the winner IS:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Are you always on the hunt for new fun products?

I totally am.

And I usually find most of my ideas from my Weight Watchers members.

The Zing Anything AquaZinger is one of those products.

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We were discussing drinking more water during an At Work Weight Watchers meeting.

I don't know if you have trouble getting your required amount of water a day (at least 1/2 of your body weight in ounces - so 155 lb person would need to drink at least 78oz), but some of my members do. So we were brainstorming ways to spice up your water

That's when one of my members brought up the AquaZinger.

It took me awhile to get my hands on one, but that changed last week. Thanks Zing Anything ($25.99 value)! :)

I was freakin' excited to check it out since I average about 100-120 ounces of water a day. And regular water can get pretty boring.

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I started by cleaning the Aquazinger before using. I reassembled the Zinger making sure the sports top was tightly fastened.

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I unscrewed the bottom cup from the base.

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The stainless steel bottle has a bottom-mounted grinder that retains the ground pulp of your ingredients but allows the pure extracted flavors to travel through a fine-combed mesh screen and infuse the water.

For this first attempt, I used the extra strawberries I had in the fridge. The box did offer four different fruit, vegetable, herb and spice combinations, which I appreciated. I lack creativity in that area. ;)

As I screwed the cup back onto the base. The blades twisted, grinding the ingredients and releasing the juices.

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After releasing the strawberry juices, I unscrewed the cap, filled the canister with water. Once I resealed the top, I followed the directions to "shake well for 10-15 seconds before allowing mixture to steep for 15-30 minutes." The box went on to say the longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor.

I gave the Zinger one final shake and was ready to enjoy!

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And enjoy I did. It really perked up my morning. It is the little things in life. Now I was able to get two full canisters out of the strawberries I used.

Definitely cheaper than buying flavored water for sure!


Now, the Zinger I had was called the "AquaZinger," which can be used for regular or sparkling water.

But there are more Zinger options. You can Zing Anything... get it? See what I did there? :P

The company also offers a:

*Vodka Zinger ($25.99)

For those hosts looking to spice up their next party, the Vodka Zinger will be your perfect wingman. Use all-natural ingredients to create fresh-tasting, healthy cocktails with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. "Bartend" your guests beverages by infusing vodka with citrus fruits, strawberry, cucumber, hot pepper, raspberry, pineapple, rosemary... or Zing-up your own unique drink.

*Citrus Zinger ($16.99)

The Citrus Zinger offers an easy way to extract juice and flavor from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle. Creating delicious lemonades, limeades, and orangeades, the Citrus Zinger flavor infuser is great for the active, on-the-go water drinker. Take it to yoga, the office, and around town. Enrich your water with vitamin C and flavonoids, and let the Citrus Zinger take you to that sunny, perfect day you long for, every day.

*Salad Zinger ($24.99)

Veggie lovers can shake it up by Zinging tasty dressings using the Salad Zinger. Simply add your ingredients to the grind cup (garlic, onion, citrus, spices, fruit, etc.), pour in olive oil and vinegar, shake, and voila! You have a healthy and delicious homemade dressing. With the Salad Zinger you can make the Italian dressing you always wanted, the orange vinaigrette that will have your guests asking for the recipe, a peach balsamic salad dressing that wows you every time, or whatever else your healthy heart desires.

*Kid Zinger ($13.99)

The Kid Zinger takes the citrus-infusing technology of the Citrus Zinger and shrinks it down to kid-size.In addition to being smaller than the parent Citrus Zinger, the Kid Zinger is also redesigned to be more kid-friendly, using a rounded citrus press tip to avoid injury and adds a pop-up straw to the lid to help prevent spills.

The Kid Zinger is a healthy alternative to sugary juices and soda. All drinks can be made using only fresh fruit, though a drizzle of honey or agave syrup can be added to make a fresh-squeezed orangeade or lemonade.


So now comes the fun part ... the portion of the post where I get to give away a Zinger of your choice!!!! :)

Raffle open to those residents of the 48 contiguous states.

The giveaway will run from Monday March 24 (7am ET) through Monday March 31 (7am ET)!

The winner will be selected and announced on Monday!

My New Race Ragz Shirt & A #Giveaway!

Annddddd the winner IS:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Do you love hearing people cheer your name during a race?

Would you love a way to let folks know your blog name or about a charity you are working for?

Just want a personalized t-shirt to rock?

Well, I'm ready to help.

Say hello to My Race Ragz!


I made my first purchase with Race Ragz in late 2011 for a half marathon I was doing in January 2012. I ran the F^3 Half Marathon in Chicago in honor of the Dempster Foundation.


I had a great time designing the shirt through their website. I raised over $3000 for the Dempster Foundation before that race so I made sure to honor my top donors on the back as well as the person I was running for - Mile 13 for Riley. :)

Can you all see I've been using/loving the "Finish What You Started" mantra for awhile now?

So when I was offered the chance to design another shirt with Race Ragz through the Sweatpink community, I jumped on the chance (value $32).

For this shirt, I wanted to showcase my blog.


The process was simple as I:

*headed to MyRaceRagz.com

*clicked on the create button

*selected the type of shirt (I chose the women's endurance race tee in XL. I heard from another blogger that they ran small)

*chose "customized shirt"

*designed the shirt by uploading graphics and adding text to both the front and back of the tee

The whole process took about 10 minutes since I already had my logo ready to go. Obviously, the activity could take longer if you are playing around with different graphics and text, but that is the fun part. Right? You want it just right!

So you want to see the finished product in action? Here it is.

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The shirt is the tech material so I can't wait to show it off at the gym and during my races ... as soon as the weather warms up of course. I am glad I went a size bigger so it is nice and loose - just the way I like it.

Delivery took 4-5 days, which included a weekend. The turnaround time and quality is top notch.

Now if you aren't feeling overly crafty or getting overwhelmed with the possibilities, Race Ragz has designs on the site that you can choose to put on a shirt.


Let's get to the part you are waiting for ... the giveaway!! Race Ragz is giving YOU the chance to design YOUR own shirt! Woo!

So here’s how to enter:

The giveaway will run from Sunday March 2 (6pm ET) through Friday March 7 (6pm ET)!

The winner will be selected and announced on Friday!