Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fix It With Gaffer Tape




I am always having to fix things around the house. With my husband on the road driving all the time, if something needs attention right away, it is up to me to fix it. That is unless I want to let it spill, run, drip or whatever it is doing until he comes back home. That might work for something things, but not everything can wait for days on end to be repaired.


I am not the most handy person who ever walked the earth, so I am always in need of a quick and easy way to correct an issue. If it involves a ton of tools and a million steps, I am likely to get annoyed quickly. When I first tried the gaffer tape, I knew it was the answer to this dilemma for me. It gave me the extra hand I needed without actually having another hand to work with.

Gaffer Tape is mainly used by professionals in the arts and entertainment industry to secure cables and wires to podiums, stages and more. The non reflective surface allows it to blend in with it's surroundings instead of standing out and drawing attention to itself. It is very flexible, allowing it to have multiple uses, and it peels off easily without leaving any residue behind or causing any damage to the surface you apply it to.



One of the things I like best about Gaffer tape is that you don't need anything to cut it. You simply tear it in strips or however you need it with your hands. I always have the worst time trying to hold tape, scissors and whatever I am working on, while trying to cut off each piece that I need. It is so much more simple to just tear off a strip as I go along, without having to deal with extra tools and steps.

I used this to bind cords together to keep them from being a crazy mess behind my computer. It works well and it doesn't cause any damage to them. I also used it to seal a box that was being shipped to make sure it didn't open before it was supposed to. My daughter used it to build a fort for her to play in and we even used it to tape up a costume that was too long so it didn't drag on the ground. It worked great on all the materials we tried ti with and held strong each time. I imagine we will find many more uses for it over time too!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

INTO THE WOODS -Brand New Featurette!!!


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New Exfolimate- Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin Review



Now that I am in my 30's and actively working to prevent the signs of aging, I am open to trying almost anything that doesn't seem dangerous or absurd, so when I saw the opportunity for a review of Exfolimate, I thought I would give it a shot.

 The Exfolimate concept is simple. You simply The micro-groove technology along the smooth surgical grade stainless steel edge gets the dirt and debris from your pores instead of just rubbing across the skin like other products do. Running the tool across your skin as directed removes dirt, oils, old skin cells and more. It


This comes as a two piece set with one tool for the body and a smaller one for the face. Each one comes with handy attachments so you can hook this in your shower or wherever you want to keep it. It can also be used to take this along with you while camping, on vacation or wherever you feel the need for fresh, rejuvenated skin.

I admit I was a bit skeptical of dragging this metal thing across my skin. It looked sharp and intimidating to me when I first opened the package and really looked at the tools. I worried that it would be painful or that it just wouldn't do what it was supposed to do. I mean really, how is a piece of metal going to give me better skin? 

I was shocked at how easy this was to use. It didn't hurt at all and it removed the clutter from my skin instantly. I could see the difference within seconds as I used this. Having the two different sizes allows you to comfortably get to all the areas you need to without any issues. It says to use this once a day for only a minute so it doesn't take a lot of time. It clears and reduces your pores and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth every time you use it. This is one tool I plan to keep around for a long time!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Drinking Straws LAUNCH! Review



My daughter loves using straws. Every time I buy a pack of them, she goes through them like crazy and when I want one, they are always gone. I have seen glass straws before but worry that she will break them so I just keep buying more of the plastic ones.


The people at Eco At Heart must have had a similar problem because they just launched the stainless steel drinking straws I tried last week. These straws serve so many purposes that I just love them. Because you wash and reuse these, you are cutting down on waste and reducing your plastic footprint. So many plastic items don't get recycled already, it is a shame to keep adding to it.

These are wide so they work great for milkshakes, smoothies or anything else you normally drink. I love that they get cold when drinking a frozen or iced item and they can be frozen before using to keep your drink extra cold. I used these to drink everything from chocolate milk to margaritas and they never left any taste in my mouth or changed the flavor of my drinks.

I have 5 people in my family, so the fact that these come in packs of 5 is perfect for us. We can each have one for having a meal or drinking something together and they work great when the kids have friends for sleepovers and want milkshakes after dinner.

The straws won't rust or bend so I can toss them in the dishwasher when we are finished and they can be ready for next time. These would be perfect for keeping with my camping stuff and taking on trips where you never know what you might get into. They would make great gifts too!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Custom Temporary Tattoos from Sticker You



My kids love tattoos. they are always putting them on and showing them off. They even share with all their friends. When I saw the chance to try the custom temporary tattoos from Sticker you, I knew it was perfect for them.


Using the tattoo page tool, you can create your own personalized sheet of mixed tattoos or get one with all of the same design. You use the upload tool to add your own artwork or images and scale them to the size you want. You can add several of each design or just one and you can change the look of many of them with a huge selection of colors.

 I made two sheets of tattoos and it took me about 20 minutes to complete them. I browsed the variety of choices provided and found a ton of designs my kids would love. I made some of them smaller and some a little bigger, depending on the design. My daughter loves skulls and butterflies, so I found a bunch of those and made them in a rainbow of colors. I grabbed some cute ones, funny pictures, pretty designs and more. There were so many I liked, I had to narrow it down when making my sheets because I still wanted more.


It is really simple to use this tool and the checkout process is a snap.  You can also make stickers, magnets, labels and more at Sticker You. They offer so many options, it lets you personalize your look for a party theme or holiday treat. This would be a cute way to mark participants for an event or as part of a group too.

The tattoos go on easily with water and take only seconds to apply. They look super cute and last several days. The only issue we had was the film covers the entire sheet, so you really want to follow the instructions and cut these out close to your design to avoid a bunch of excess coverage on the area you apply the tattoo.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Surprise Ride Box for Kids Rocked Giveaway




My daughter received the coolest item for review a couple of weeks ago thanks to Surprise Ride. It was packed full of fun things for her to use to pass the time, and it worked out perfectly.



 Surprise Ride offers a monthly subscription box full of items designed to provide hours of fun activity for kids ages 6-11. Each month offers a new theme and the items in the box match that concept for a new kind of fun each time.

The box we received contained a fun mix of items that my daughter had a blast working with . The first thing she noticed was a cute wind chime that came with a ton of rainbow colored plastic pieces in a variety of shapes. It even included the glue so she didn't need anything extra to make a fun craft that she could keep or use as a gift.



The next craft she tried was the grass head character. It came with a soil pod that you just put in the provided bowl, added water and let it soak. The kit included the cup for measuring and a nice spray bottle to water her plant man with as he grew. 


 Within minutes, it increased in size like a sponge until she was left with a pile of fresh soil.

 She just had to add the grass seed and stuff the head piece with it. The next step was to use the included pieces to create a fun face, set him in a sunny area and let nature do the rest. 


Within just a few days, she had a cute guy with a head full of grass hair. How cute!


The box also had a book, a solar dancing plant and a fun snack of Plentils crunchy lentil chips in dill and sour cream flavor. Reagan ate most of the bag but I grabbed one to try.They were delicious and I can't wait to try more of  the flavors available.  


We loved the Surprise Ride box. At only $24.99 with free shipping, it would make a perfect gift for any fun loving kid. It is also something entertaining to take along on vacation, while camping or anywhere you need an activity to enjoy and pass the time. I can only imagine what fun things are in the other boxes!!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cellulite with Retinol & Caffeine and Body Firming Cream Review




In my battle against aging, I have gathered an arsenal of items that assist me in my goal. Although eating more healthy and exercising have their benefits, I am always looking for more.



The Cellulite with Retinol & Caffeine and Body Firming Cream is one of the products I use to fight those unwanted pockets of fat and firm my skin. This blend has six active ingredients to help burn off fatty tissue and leave you with overall better looking skin.

Made in the USA, this product is clinically proven to eliminate cellulite, leaving you looking better and feeling better about yourself. The compound helps to release stored fat, which is then broken down and eliminated by the individual ingredients in the mix.

I tried this cream for about 2 weeks. I used it as directed and applied it to all of the suggested target areas including hips, glutes, abs and more. It is quick and simple to apply and takes only a minute or so to thoroughly rub it into the skin.

This does have a slight chemical smell to it. It is not overpowering or unpleasant but it is there. I only noticed the smell when first opening the jar and during application to the arms. I never smelled anything when applying to other body parts.

I noticed a firming to my skin within about a week of using this. It helped smooth those bumpy areas and left my skin feeling more silky and with less of those baby stretch marks I have had for years. I liked that it works on all the parts I need help with and I can apply it once or twice a day while dressing, after showering or whenever I think of it.

I plan to finish this product and see if I get any more results from it. I am happy with the ones I have now, but would be thrilled if it helped even more!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet n Low Brownie Mountain



2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp Sweet n Low
3/4 cup flour
2 ounces semi sweet chocolate bits


Melt chocolate and butter in a pan or bowl and stir until blended, add vanilla. Set aside and combine all dry ingredients. Mix eggs into dry mix and add chocolate mixture. Bake at 350 until finished.

I cut my brownies into pieces, usec cream cheese icing to create a stacked mountain and served.