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Attractions: Fun Creation Studio Wayne, NJ

  
Welcome to Fun Creation Studio, a paint your own ceramic studio where creativity is king! We specialize in children’s birthday parties, handprints and keepsakes, and Ladies Night Out events!

 
  

About Us
 

Here at Fun Creation Studios, we are a team of fun individuals who want to make sure you have the most fun while painting your pottery. Our customers have found that painting can be very thereaputic! That’s why we love to say, it’s “Cheaper Than Therapy, and WAY More Fun!” We welcome all ages to come to our studio and paint! Our process is simple, you come in, unwind, select your pottery, select your colors, and paint away! Our team members will be there to help you, and bring you your colors. We have many different selections here at Fun Creation Studio. Some of our pieces include: dinnerware, mugs, and fun stuff for the kids like; piggy banks, various boxes, dragons, and so much more. 

We can’t wait to have YOU come and visit us!! 

Studio Mission:

Our studio’s mission to enrich the lives of the member of our community through art and the therapeutic use of art in promoting a sense of calm and well being. We also believe that art is a useful tool in teaching children life skills such as listening, problem solving, and out of the box thinking, while also helping them to learn it is ok to make mistakes, and that sometimes those mistakes can flower into something unique and beautiful. With that goal in mind, we offer a growing selection of classes and programs designed to encourage young artists to realize their potential both inside and outside the studio!

About the Owner:

Dana Monello took over ownership of Fun Creation Studio on November 1, 2015. Dana has always loved arts and crafts, and began her love of pottery thirty years ago when she took pottery lessons for ten years. Her daughter Ella loves to create art and inspired her to take the leap of faith and fufil her life long dream of owning her own business. When the oppertunity to own Fun Creation Studio came into her life she knew her dream had become a reality. Now Dana can enjoy sharing her appretiation of art with others that share the same love. Making memories is one of the best parts of life, and what a better place to do that than at Fun Creation Studio. 
-funcreationstudio.com

I had a lot of fun here! They have a bunch of things to paint and a few cool unique items! 

The best thing about this place is, you can go alone or enjoy the company you are with. 

I am upset about ladies night out however! That sounds fun! Drinking wine and painting! I want in! 

Well, here is my first attempt! 

  
Cookie Monster… Cookie and milk dipping mug! 
 


Restaurant Review: Sabrosura 2 Westchester Ave 

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Controversy: Dual Survival fires both hosts yet again! This time they F?!ked up big time! 

Joe Teti and Matt Graham are gone!! 

‘DUAL SURVIVAL’ STAR JOE TETI

ATTACKS DOG OVER CATASTROPHE 

One of the stars of Discovery’s “Dual Survival” injured or killed a dog on the set during the final episode … this according to multiple sources connected with the production.

Our sources say Joe Teti, a former Green Beret, was shooting one of the final scenes when some stray cats ran across the set … apparently fleeing from a dog. We’re told the dog actually got one of the cats in its jaws, and that’s when Teti went after the canine.
We can’t get a straight story from the various sources, although everyone agrees at the very least Teti injured the dog while saving the cat. But some of the sources say he killed the animal.
One source says Teti has been a problem in the past, but they say it’s not limited to him. As one source put it, “These survivalists all have a screw loose.”
The show had already been cancelled, and we’re told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug.
 -tmz.com

Survival host Joe Teti has addressed recent speculation about his Dual Survival firing in a Facebook Q&A; click here to see what he had to say.)

Wait a minute–why did Matt Graham leave Dual Survival? For that matter, why did Joe Teti leave Dual Survival? Fans of the popular show have been asking themselves these questions for twenty-four hours: Dual Survival Season Seven premiered last night on Discovery–but a great many fans were dismayed to find that their show’s beloved hosts, Matt Graham and Joseph Teti, were long gone. The two new hosts, Grady Powell and Bill McConnell, did not get a warm reception from long-time viewers, many of whom found themselves repeating their question, as if it were a mantra: Why did Matt and Joe leave Dual Survival? We’ve managed to put together some of the puzzle pieces…
Discovery has been billing Dual Survival‘s new hosts–Grady Powell, a former Green Beret who’s also hosted Ultimate Survival Alaska, and Bill McConnell, a wilderness expert who’s taking over the role of show hippie–as “the new generation” of the show. In responses to separate questions on the show’s Facebook page, the official Dual Survival account defended the double replacement, saying “With new hosts, you’ll see different survival techniques in all new places. That’s what we want to show” and “We’re constantly trying to get new perspectives on survival scenarios. As new hosts, Bill and Grady will show their special skillsets and approaches to give us new insight.”  What’s less apparent, however, are the allegations that Joe Teti was fired from Dual Survival following an incident last May in which he killed a dog during the filming of the Season Six finale. According to a TMZ report from last spring, a group of stray cats ran on set, fleeing from a stray dog. When the dog nabbed one of them, Joe went after it, and managed to rescue the cat while either killing or injuring (there are conflicting stories on this point) the dog.

And, according to a separate, non-TMZ report from around the same period, Joe was banned from all Discovery Channel offices while the network decided what to do about Dual Survival. Apparently, the channel’s higher ups feared some sort of retaliation from Joe, and distributed a memo that included the following instructions: “The network is currently evaluating [Dual Survival] and has requested that Teti not be admitted to any Discovery office during this evaluation. If seen: Do not grant access. Call Security and the office manager immediately.”
Indeed, Dual Survival was canceled for a brief period this summer. The result of the above evaluation, though, was that Discovery overturned its decision, and brought in two new hosts.
Joe Teti hasn’t addressed his rumored firing from Dual Survival directly, though he is an active Facebooker. One particular post from late last May, though, has some fans wondering whether he was trying to bid them farewell without being specific:
As we move through our lives and those things that are truly important to us make themselves more apparent, it will…
Posted by Joseph Teti “Dual Survival” on Saturday, May 30, 2015
As for fan favorite Matt Graham, someone claiming to be the now-former Dual Survival co-host has stepped forward on Twitter, and promised good things to come:
I’m am really Matt. Thank you for all of the support. I am working in a new show and you will see me soon. #DualSurvival #originalmedia
— Dual Survival Matt (@Checkmate2160) January 13, 2016
Twitter, as you might expect, responded to Matt Graham and Joseph Teti’s unceremonious replacement and last night’s Dual Survival Season Seven premiere with disbelief–and displeasure:

Dual Survival Season Seven 

 So, who are Dual Survival Season Seven’s new hosts? Grady Powell (pictured above) is not only a former Green Beret–he “passed selection at only 21 years old,” according to his official Discovery bio, “and is among some of the youngest soldiers to have made it into the elite brotherhood of Special Forces Operators.” The network is leaning heavily on Grady’s military background in order to deepen the contrast between he and Bill. Before we get to Bill, though, here’s the rest of Grady Powell’s Dual Survivor bio:  

With tours in Iraq and northern Africa, Grady is a small arms, mobility, and survival expert. Before joining the Army, Grady studied graphic design, but ultimately decided to follow in the footsteps of other family members who have served, including his grandfather, who was in the 11th Airborne Division during World War II, and his father, who was a Green Beret during Vietnam. In 2011, Grady competed in the NBC series Stars Earn Stripes, ultimately winning alongside his partner Eva Torres. After serving with distinction in the Army for five years, he left and began training military, law enforcement, and civilians in tactical skills, such as defensive firearm implementation. Drawing on his expertise in shooting, evasion, field medicine, and urban survival, Grady has also run protection details for high-level U.S. dignitaries overseas. In 2013, he competed in a survival race for National Geographic’s Ultimate Survival Alaska.

  You can follow Grady on Twitter at @gradylpowell. 

Dual Survival Season Seven 

 Bill McConnell, by contrast, is the aforementioned hippie element that Dual Survival Season Seven is trying to emphasize. He’s a “primitive survivalist” who grew up in Cleveland, spent time in Pennsylvania’s branch of the Appalachian mountains as a youth, and was taught the ways of the forest by his grandfather. He is also–in keeping with his back-to-nature ways–completely off of social media; none of Dual Survival‘s official tweets link to any account of his, though they all include his name, and Grady’s Twitter account is always included. In any case, here’s the remainder of Bill “The Hippie” McConnell’s bio:  

As a young adult and art student, he was homeless for a time and adapted the lessons of his grandfather to hunt for his own food and practice a form of urban survival. Eventually, Bill found his way to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where he studied under and taught alongside Tom Brown, Jr. for nearly a decade. His lifelong devotion to the outdoors led Bill to explore primitive skills, including the tool manufacturing and hunting techniques of indigenous and ancient societies. He now lives in Montana where he runs the PAST Skills Wilderness School, leading courses on primitive camouflage, fire by friction techniques, Native American hunting traditions, and many other related topics.

  Dual Survival Season Seven airs Wednesdays at 9 PM EST on Discovery. (Photo credits: Dual Survival Season Seven via Twitter) 
Categories: Controversy, Did You Know?, Dual Survival, Reality TV
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Discovery seriously messed up! Joe and Matt were awesome together! 

They brought the show to new heights! 

What I would do in the next season is do Dual Survival All-Stars! 

Bring all 3 Teams back! 

1. Cody and Dave 

2. Joe and Matt 

3. Grady and Bill 

Drop them all off in the same area and see who thrives the best! 

For season 2 All-Stars you can do Military vs Hippy Survivalists! 

See who thrives the best! 

That would be the 2 ultimate seasons of Dual Survival! 


Product Review: Gym Gear – Waist Trainers

   

  

  

  

  

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Product Review: Under Armour Infrared Technology 

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Supplement Review: Black Seed oil (cold pressed)

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Product Review: Smart Shake 2.0

  
  

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Beside the fact that it’s almost fully opaque (the middle cup is fully opaque) and it’s a glossy finish, nothing is changed at all! 

It comes with a plastic 4 way divider in the middle cup for supplements but I throw it out and use the 3rd cup for a scoop and a half of Vitargo! 

The aluminum carabiner clip is not dishwasher safe and will get nasty, so I throw that out also! 

I had a moral dilemma picking which cup I was going to pick! 

Red and black is my favorite colors and I like Ronnie better than Phil! 

So which cup should I get? In the end red and black won out! Because; I just did not like the blue! 

Q: What is the good part about the lack of change? 

A: All the parts are interchange! And dishwasher safe!

Sooo what’s the difference? 

Not a whole hell of a lot! There’s nothing notable different! Buy V1 or V2 depending on the deal you get! 


Product review: Brookstone Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat

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Deep kneading massage rollers & air compression

Selectable heat for greater relaxation

3 auto massage programs

High- and low-intensity massage modes

When your feet feel good, your whole body feels good.

Oooh…deep-kneading rollers help relieve tightness and stimulate reflexology zones of feet

Ahhh…air compression massage squeezes away tension and helps makes feet feel renewed

Selectable heat further relaxes feet, making them more receptive to massage

High and low massage intensities

3 auto massage programs: Soothe, Pulse, Energize

Easy-grab handle makes the massager easy to store and retrieve

Built-in cord wrap keeps things tidy

Zip-out linings for easy cleaning

Compact design takes up little room

Fits up to Men’s size 12.5 / Women’s size 14 foot

Dimensions: 13″ w x 17 l x 9 h”

The compact foot massager that will turn your day around. Tough day? Grab your Shiatsu Foot Massager and kick off your shoes. It’ll take the tension out of your toes, satisfy your soles and make your whole body feel good. It’ll also do wonders for your mood. That’s because a really good foot massage will help:

Promote relaxation
Improve circulation

Relieve tension and fatigue

Alleviate muscle pain

So do your feet a favor, and order the Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat from Brookstone today. 

For adult use only. IMPORTANT: Any individual who may be pregnant, has a pacemaker, suffers from diabetes, phlebitis and/or thrombosis, is at an increased risk of developing blood clots, or who has pins/screws/artificial joints or other medical devices implanted in his/her body should consult with a physician before using a massaging device designed for home use. Remove all scarves, neckties, necklaces, and jewelry before using this massager. 

-Brookstone.com 

I got it for my plantar Fasciitis. As it has a big ball bearing that hits the knot in my heel perfectly!  

I love doing this right after my cardio routine just before bed! I’ll sometimes (like last night) do it while I have dinner, before bed. 


Supplement Review: Rocbody Meal Prep

  
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I have gotten a few combinations. 

7oz ground bison with 6oz broccoli and 6oz sweet potato

7oz ground turkey with 6oz asparagus and 6oz sweet potato

7oz Tilipia with 6oz of mixed veggies ands 6oz sweet potato

I then cut the sweet potato and increased to 7oz of each vegetable

I had to discontinue the turkey as it was way too dry! It was torture eating it! The Bison is moist and delicious, but I can’t eat it 3 times a day! So I rotate 2 meals one day, one meal the next, 2 meals the next day etc… I rotate it with grilled chicken. 

I also removed the Tilipia, because it is good once in a while, but everyday it gets tiring! Plus the fear of transport back and forth from Manhattan in the summer is a worry. Especially; if for some reason I don’t eat it before I leave work, I carry it back to New Jersey and to the gym. 

My current configuration is:

7oz ground bison with 7oz broccoli 

7oz grilled chicken with 7oz  asparagus 

The food is delivered fresh not frozen! I though it was delivered frozen, so the hard part is being there for the delivery. 

The food is delicious! I’m pretty sure there is fresh garlic in the bison and the veggies. Add a little Siracha or Trader Joes green dragon hot sauce on the grilled chicken and boom it’s off to the races! 


Supplement Review: DLB’s Onward

  

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 Brian E. March 4, 2015 Brain Supplement Reviews, Pre-Workout Reviews 1 Comment

INGREDIENTS7

MIXABILITY7

EFFECTIVENESS7

VALUE6.9

FLAVOR7.5

PROS

Good Flavor

Energy Boost

CONS

Proprietary blend, may be underdosed

Slightly expensive

7.1

OVERALL SCORE

ONWARD is an energy supplement by Rob and Dana Linn Bailey, the fitness duo that have become increasingly more popular due to their combined successes in the fitness community through their workout videos, clothing, music, and especially Dana’s big 2013 Ms. Physique Olympia win.
ONWARD is designed to support the immune system, enhance energy, optimize focus, and improve mood.
However, ONWARD isn’t just for those looking to rev up their gym and workout intensity, it is advertised to the average, everyday person that wants to get more out of their life but often find themselves drained and exhausted from life’s errands.
I was able to get my hands on a bottle of ONWARD. This is what I thought about it.
Ingredient Analysis
ONWARD comes stacked with several vitamins ranging from vitamin A to vitamin H, providing 50% of daily values for most. This is nice for those who tend to not meet their daily vitamin requirements.
However, I was most concerned with the ONWARD Proprietary Blend and whether it was formulated with effective ingredients. Here’s a closer look at some of the ingredients in this blend.
Amino acid l-taurine is used to attenuate cramping during exercise and exercise-induced damage. Some supplement with this amino acid to expand muscle cells by aiding water retention.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that improves gut function and the immune system. Many bodybuilders supplement with L-glutamine to improve their well-being while they undergo extensive physical exercise day in and day out.
Noopept has been shown to improve memory and cognition due to its ability to increase NGF (nerve growth factor) and BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) mRNA concentrations. [1]
Like a tamer version of caffeine, l-tyrosine is used to bolster mental alertness.
The key energy-boosting ingredient in ONWARD is caffeine anhydrous, which is a ubiquitous ingredient in pre-workout and energy supplements. It is also used to help improve focus.
Able to improve circulation problems in the brain and support brain health, CDP choline has been researched for its effects on memory and behavior. [2]
Overall, ONWARD’s formula includes several effective ingredients. It is, however, impossible to know if each ingredient is formulated effectively because they are listed in a proprietary blend.
Flavor, Mixability, Experience
ONWARD comes in a 30-serving container that retails for $40. I was able to get my hands on a bottle to try it out.
Flavor availability is limited to Berriade. I mixed one scoop with about 16 oz. of water and mixed it in a shaker bottle I use for pre-workout supplements, per the directions on the label.
The flavor was subtle, which is nice because I am not a huge fan of strong tasting supplements. If you want a strong flavor, I suppose you can just add less water. I thought it tasted like a nice refreshing berry flavor.
Mixability was average of a powdered supplement. I couldn’t get all of it to stay mixed. I noticed some settling at the bottom of my shaker.
Other than being slightly gritty towards the end, I didn’t experience any bitter aftertaste.
As far as a boost in mood, I didn’t notice too much. The main thing I noticed right a way was a boost in energy and focus. L-glutamine, among other ingredients, works in the background. I’m sure I would have noticed some improvements in immune function had I supplemented with ONWARD for an extended period of time.
Overall
ONWARD is a decent energy supplement. It contains several mood, stomach, and immune system support ingredients, but I am not sure if they are underdosed, which is a bummer.
If you are looking for a workout supplement to give you additional bodybuilding benefits other than just an energy boost, ONWARD isn’t for you.
But, if you are looking for a supplement to give you a little “pick-me up” throughout the day with some possible boosts in mood and well-being, you may want to give ONWARD a shot.
[1] Ostrovskaya RU, et al. Noopept stimulates the expression of NGF and BDNF in rat hippocampus. Bull Exp Biol Med. (2008)

[2] Citicoline. WebMD

-suppnation.com

What can I say about onward? 

Taste-8 mixability -8 benefits- 4

It boils down to: is this a needed supplement? 

The answer is no! It’s nice to have these healthy ingredients, but do you see a benefit to taking them? No! 

I have been adding a scoop to my protein shakes as an additive like glutamine or creatine. 

If the price is right (I got mine on clearance) then by all means add a scoop! It won’t hurt! But don’t go out of your way to get it! 

It’s a shame, because I expected more. 

As for DLB herself, I think she knows she can’t beat Juliana Malacarne and unfortunately she has given up! 

Last year she miserably failed at American Ninja Warrior and it looks like (from her Instagram) she’s going to make a run at the Crossfit Games!  

I think she has a better chance there and she will crush it! She has a great teacher!  

 

Miranda Oldroyd 

   

  


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