Hope Whispers

February 9, 2016

Review: Fitbit Charge HR 3.3ft Replacement USB Charger

*This post was sponsored by PlugN Accesories. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.*

Confession time.  I am a closet nerd. And who would have known I could get so excited over a cord?  Ok, its not really that big of a secret. I have cords everywhere. Actually,I may be a cord hoarder. Not that long ago a friend had lost her charger and showed up at my house asking, no telling me that she knew I had one she could use. I had three.

So when I was asked to test out and review a this Fitbit Charge HR 3.3ft Charger, I was more than happy to. If you already own a fit bit, you know how short the chargers are. You can see the difference in the photo below. Before my band would just hang off the outlet. And now it can rest comfortably on the counter. No stress on the charger or the band.

What I love about it.
  • The longer length. No more hanging around.
  • It is affordable.  Just under $11.00.
  • The 1 year warranty. That covers defects and malfunctions.
  • The cord is thin enough to take on the go but not so small it gets lost.
  • PTC technology that protects from high voltage damage.
  • You can still reset your fit bit with this charger.
  • I also love that I have the option to buy it with out the wall adapter.
The Fitbit Charge HR 3.3ft Replacement USB Charger is a game changer for me and another cord for my collection.  

February 8, 2016

Menu Plan Monday: February 8th

Oh Monday! Is it ready Monday again already?  I spent the day apartment hunting with my little sister and her boyfriend.  Boy am I glad we are over all that.  Yes its fun to check out new places and what not, but the anxiety of it all.  Hard pass.  

Since the day is almost over I'm just going to get straight to it. Nothing special this week and nothing fancy. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and the start of lent. So there will be fish every Friday for a while. And I still have to figure out what I will give up in addition to the fasting. Usually every year it is soda, but I already did that, so. I have two days to think of something.  

Here is what we have lined up for dinner this week.

Monday:  Spaghetti

Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday

Thursday:  Chicken and Broccoli

Friday:  Pizza after the Valentines Dance.

I did prep all the boys lunch sides and snacks. And I even took a picture, but can I just say that the iPhone pictures have nothing on my Note 5 pictures. This weekend I was taking a video at the Zoo and a lady stood over my shoulder and said it looked better on my phone than it did in real life. Be still my Android loving heart! Sure I like being able to face time with family (who are ALL apple heads), but I just can not make the jump and be iPhone only. I will have to do a comparison one of these days.

But back to the menu. Nothing super exciting. All pretty easy dinners for us. That means more time to play, read and spend time together. Next week I will be sure to add something more interesting or new. Maybe a new fish recipe, since the boys are finally catching on that I have been making the same three salmon recipes over and over. Id love to hear some of your favorite fish or meatless meals.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!


February 5, 2016

Quick and Easy Fettuccine and Shrimp Alfredo

Tonight we are celebrating our 12th anniversary.  The boys are spending the night at Grandmas.  And we have already picked out a movie to watch later. Usually we head out to dinner but this year I wanted to spend the night at home.  So with the help of Bertolli I served up one of our favorite dishes.


David is more of a red sauce kinda guy, but Alfredo is saved for special occasions. I don't know why, but it is. And Bertolli Alfredo Sauce hits the spot! The best part was that the whole dinner took me just about 30 minutes. Just enough time for David to get home and take the kids to his moms house. Perfect timing.

And so with the boys away for the night, we began our night with this.  Can I just say that I have been looking forward to this all week?

Shrimp Alfredo1


1 bottle of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
1 box of Fettuccine
1lbs of shrimp (peeled and cleaned)


Cook pasta according to the packaging.
While the pasta cooks, saute the shrimp being careful not to over cook it.
Add Alfredo sauce to the shrimp and stir well.
Drain pasta and add to the sauce.
Toss to mix evenly.

Serve sprinkled with some chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.  Because, well, cheese makes everything better!

I love to serve asparagus with pasta.  Another quick and easy dish.  Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until its done to your desired tenderness.  We like them with a little bite in them.

And now a little intermission while our food settles and then its time for a movie and some couch time.

Did you know that Bertolli is celebrating their 150th anniversary?  They have been gracing peoples tables for years now and have become a favorite of ours.  Want to give it a try yourself?  How about a coupon to save $1.50 off!?


Looking for even more inspiration?  You can also find Bertolli on Facebook and Tumblr!  Happy Cooking!


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