Monday, February 29, 2016

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle

Purifyou Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve, 12oz

As stated before, I'm not a huge fan of plastic water bottles, or plastic in general for that matter. I was excited to receive this super cute 12oz Purifyou Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve.

  • IT'S TIME to purify your lifestyle, and change the way you drink water. Glass is 100% recyclable, and doesn't leach harmful chemicals or unwanted flavors into your water like plastic or metal.
  • Our glass water bottle is reusable as many times as you'd like, and is entirely BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free, lead free, cadmium free and worry free. Try finding that in another bottle. Plus, it's made from high borosilicate glass, which is more heat resistant than any other commonly used glass. Now you can save the planet and enjoy your warm tea too. Still worried the glass might break? Not so fast - our glass is the most durable in consumer retail, and with the added food-grade high-impact-resistant silicone sleeve for drop protection who knows what you'll be capable of (dropping from the 3rd floor of your office building is still not recommended though).
  • Our lid and glass bottles are optimized for YOU. With just the right size between a narrow mouth and wide mouth, the lid is also quick to twist off and 100% leak-proof. Our silicone sleeve also acts as an insulator, keeping your beverage hot or cold for extended use. Making the perfect container, our glass bottles will also brave any weather conditions your home puts them through, because they're microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and freezer safe (do not overfill for freezer use though!).
  • At an easy 7.5 inches tall, you just might find yourself taking your bottle to all sorts of new places. From the yoga mat to those high profile business meetings, our bottle also looks great in your purse or with kids on the go.
  • HELP SAVE THE WORLD TOO, because with every glass water bottle purchased, a portion of our profits is sent directly to building water wells for impoverished communities in Africa. Being a hero for those in need has never been easier. Each bottle sold separately.

I was very impressed by this water bottle, It's quality made and the perfect size. I love the colors it comes in, I chose aqua blue. The glass is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. The loop on the cap is great for carrying it around. The silicone sleeve makes for a better grip and less scary if you drop it!

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

Living in Florida, sometimes you need a little extra help with pests. We don't have any mice or rodents in our house, but we are constantly getting spiders and ghost ants. We currently are having a terrible time with those damn ghost ants in our kitchen. If we don't keep it spotless they're right there. So needless to say I was interested to see how the STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller would do.

  • GET RID OF ALL TYPES OF RODENTS & INSECTS - Protect your home and facilities from unwanted pests without using any dangerous poisons, chemicals, sprays or traps that can harm you, your kids, and pets. STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Effectively repels Rats, Mice, Ants, Roaches, Spiders, Bugs, etc.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Use the STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller for 60 days. If our Ultrasonic pest control Repeller does not help eliminate your pest problem, we will refund 100% of your purchase. No questions asked.
  • SAVE THOUSANDS ON PEST CONTROL - STOP spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars of costly pest control services. Let the STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller drive out pests for a fraction of hiring Pest Control services on a regular basis.
  • CREATES A PEST BLOCK - STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller creates a shield by ultra-powerful deep penetrating electromagnetic waves which prevents insects and pests from entering your home. The patented technology cause's in-wall wiring to send electromagnetic pulse signals. thus signals preventing pests from passing through your home walls. Outdoor rodents, pests and insects will no longer try entering your home.
  • SAFE AND EASY TO USE - It's time to throw away the harmful chemicals, poisons, and traps typically used in households and by pest control companies. The Repeller Naturally drives pests out but not killing them. No need to clean up dead insects and rodents. The Pest Repeller creates an uncomfortable environment for pests so they simply leave typically after a few short weeks of use. On the other hand it makes a great environment for you and your family.

I plugged this guy in as soon as it came in the mail, right in the middle of the kitchen, our problem area. I was worried that the sound may bother me or the dog, but I could barely hear it and the dog couldn't care less. We've had it in for about a week now, and though we still get those darn ants in the kitchen, they are much less and act super weird when in close range of the repeller. I really enjoy that this is an eco-friendly, chemical free method to pest control, but we may need something more for the ants than this. 

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Speed Hound Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 21 Oz

  • Best insulation: Double wall construction insulates hot beverages up to 12 hours and cold drinks up to 24 hours
  • Built to last: Made with highest quality food grade 18/8 Stainless Steel, BPA free, powder-coated for durability, won't leak and never sweats
  • Thoughtful design: Fits in 99% of cup holders, minimalist yet attractive design with wide opening and easy to carry comfortable loop cap
  • Look no further: We are so confident that you will agree it's the highest quality bottle - Guaranteed
  • Mission driven company: 5% of all profits donated to No-Kill animal shelters, $5 saves an animal's life

I love using metal water bottles, plastic always retains smells after a while. The Speed Hound water bottle has a nice powder coating which helps with grip and to make sure your drink doesn't sweat. The opening is just right as it's big enough to fit ice cubes, but not too big that you end up with excess air while drinking. My most favorite thing about this water bottle, and the company is that they give 5% of their profits to no-kill animal shelters.

 received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Car Mount Holder

Long Arm Universal Car Mount Holder

The LIANSING Long Arm Universal Car Mount Holder is another great car accessory for listening to my music in the car, or when I need my GPS. I can't tell you how often I wish I had somewhere other than my lap to put my phone in the car when I'm streaming my music. This car mount sticks right to the windshield and holds almost any phone.

  • Fit for most mobile phone screen between 3.5-6.0 inches.iPhone 6 PLUS/6/5s/5c/4s,Samsung galaxy note 4/3/2,galaxy S6 edge S6 S5 S4,Nexus, HTC One , M8
  • Adjustable 360 degree viewing angles. Car mount can adjust 360 degree to any view, button designed can easy loading and unloading
  • Extra-large strong suction cup attaches to the windshield or most smooth flat surfaces and is easily removable. It can be restored to its condition by rinsing it with warm water and allowing
  • Strong and durable.The bracket is made of high density ABS environmental protection material Seiko produced, have excellent characteristic of high strength, good toughness, high and low temperature resistance
  • Long Flexible arm allows for easy positioning,and bring the phone closet to the driver with a comfortable view angle

This is probably one of the best designed car mounts I've seen. My most favorite part of it is the clip on the suction cup. So many times I've given up on gadgets with suction cups because they just will not stick or stay stuck. This clip gives just a little extra suction and hold the mount snug onto the windshield. The car mount will literally hold almost any phone, just be careful of the placement of your phone buttons. I tried 4 phones in this my 7 inch ZTE Lever, my slightly smaller 6 inch galaxy E5 with no case, the older 5 inch straight talk model pictured and my boyfriends LG G3 in an Otterbox. All fit securely into the car mount. My only problem with the windshield mount is that it does become difficult to place if you want to use your phone while driving (ie. change a song) and not mess with seeing the road. 

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

FM Transmitter

FM Radio Transmitter

Easy to use, with long cord

My favorite part of work is always the ride home. I love being able to blast my music and sing along with no one around. However, finding a good quality transmitter at a reasonable price is almost impossible. Even at Walmart you can't find a decent one under $40. I was very excited to receive the iClever Himbox FM Radio Transmitter to review.

Easy to read digital face

  • Be a part of the millions of trusted Himbox FM Transmitters and Cell Phone Car Kits users around the world
  • High quality stereo & functionality: Simultaneously charges your device hands-free through the 2.4A USB port, while transmitting high quality stereo audio for music and phone calls through a 3.5mm audio jack
  • Easy to use: easy to read LCD display and simple button control, auto power on/off once connect/disconnect with car cigarette lighter socket
  • Compact size & mellow style: Palm size with oval shape, very fascinating and convenient to use on the road
  • Reliable and friendly customer service: Ready to respond within a 24 hour time frame. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, 12 Month Replacement Warranty and Lifetime Support Guarantee

Built in USB port to charge your phone while listening
  I really liked this transmitter, there are only two buttons and an easy to read digital face. I've had a few with more than just frequency buttons for memory, but I found them unnecessary and confusing. I love that this had a built in USB port to charge my phone while I listen without taking up an extra port. You can choose the station you want it on and the sound quality it very good, The cord is nice and long so you don't have to put it in any awkward positions. Overall this is a great transmitter for the price ($15.99 on amazon)

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Chalk Paint

Easy DIY Chalk Paint

Today Keira was playing outside with her chalk like many other days, but she told me she was bored of her chalk. So we decided to do something new and make Chalk Paint!

Most parents that have chalk, have that annoying bucket of chalk-butts. Keira hates using the ends, she says they're too hard to color with. So we took a few ends and made something new. Starting with nothing more than some warm water and unwanted chalk.

Step 1. Crush up your chalk as fine as you can
The smaller you can get the chalk the better.

Step 2. Add the crushed chalk to some water and mix
(warm water melts the chalk faster)

As many colors as you want, the more chalk the better the color and the longer it will last.

Keira had a blast with this and loved that she could paint on a bigger surface than her usual notebook. And with the added water to the normal chalk drawings they were much easier to wash off afterwards. Very quick, easy and fun new way to use old chalk.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Go Veggie

 GO VEGGIE Quesadilla

  Many people know I'm a vegetarian, few know I'm lactose-intolerant. This is because I love cheese and will fight through the pain of my intolerance for the sake of good cheese. I've tried a handful of lactose-free or vegan cheese, but there are so few that taste well enough to willing eat more than once. Through BzzAgent I was able to try GO Veggie cheese alternatives for free. I was very excited to see how many choices they had, from shredded, sliced and even grated "cheeses".

  Through BzzAgent I received two free product coupons to choose and try the ones I was most interested in. In my area both Walmart and Publix had Go Veggie products, but Publix had the best selection. I decided on a shredded Vegan Mozzarella and sliced Lactose Free Mozzarella. All the products averaged between $4 and $5, which seems a little much, but I guess I'm not paying the gas to find a health food store so it's cheaper in the long run?

The first day I had them I came home from work and needed a quick meal. I made myself one of my favorite quickie meals: Couscous with spinach, balsamic vinegar and cheese. This time using the vegan mozzarella shreds. It came out pretty good, honestly I rather enjoyed it. The cheese has a nutty flavor to it and melted nicely in the couscous.

The next day before work I wanted to try quesadillas with the cheeses. 

Sticking with the vegan concept I used coconut oil instead of butter, and tossed in the tortilla with a slice of the mozzarella broken up and a handful of the shredded mozzarella.

Every quesadilla needs more than just cheese, so I went with my favorite combo again. Adding on the spinach, then a little balsamic vinegar. I also put in a small amount of minced garlic for additional flavor.

I let the cheese melt a little, the flipped a side. Cooking a little longer before I dished it out.

The quesadillas actually tasted great, so much so my non-vegetarian - vegan cheese teaser boyfriend, ask me to make him one. Though this tasted great the cheese became almost liquid when heated, I like my cheese melted, but liquid was hard to deal with in a quesadilla. My boyfriend let his set for a few minutes and it kinda settled a little better and was easier to eat for him. So as long as you can be patient with the cheese, it was a really good for vegan cheese. This is one of the few Vegan cheeses I'd willingly eat again.

Balsamic Spinach Quesadillas Ingredients:

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

5-Slot Bamboo Cutlery Drawer Organizer

5-Slot Bamboo Cutlery Drawer Organizer

I love trying unique products to review, and this 5-Slot Bamboo Cutlery Drawer Organizer was fun! I absolutely love the look of the bamboo and was excited to try it in our Kitchen.

  • KD Organizers: proof that truly functional home storage solutions can look great too!
  • 5 generous compartments. Strong bamboo has beautiful wood grain. Measures 14.13 in. x 10.75 in. x 2 in. deep.
  • Use in the kitchen for fork, spoon, knife, utensil and gadget organization; in the bathroom as a cosmetics divider; in the utility room as a hardware tray; in the office to store supplies.
  • Go green! Bamboo is an eco-friendly and sustainable plant - an environmentally responsible alternative to wooden trays.
  • If for any reason this product does not meet your expectation, we will send you a new one for free at our cost. No questions asked. Buy now to take advantage of the limited-time special pricing!

I loved the look and feel of this organizer, so much more appealing than the plastic one I currently have in my silverware drawer. The down side, it looks as though it is not a product you would want to get wet, and my boyfriend had a tendency to put dishes away still damp. So I improvised and took to another use, cosmetic organizer. I had a few cosmetics taking up space in the medicine cabinet so I re-homed them into this cute new organizer and tada! No need to worry about the tray getting wet in my closet and my cosmetics fit nicely into it and on my shelf.

I received this product for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Keyboard Wrist Pad + Mouse Pad

CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Pad + Mouse Pad

Between my blogging and my boyfriends music we both tend to spend a lot of time on the computer. I do a good amount of typing and often find my wrist getting sore, especially when using the mouse. This CusionCare Memory Foam Keyboard Wrist Pad and Mouse Pad are a great solution to that.

MADE OF DURABLE, PREMIUM-QUALITY FOAM - This keyboard wrist pad is made from Premium Quality Foam, Lightweight, Comfortable and Ergonomic! It is Durable and is Ideal for Longer Hours of Use
SO EASY TO USE - This Keyboard Wrist Pad Conforms to Hand Weight, yet does not lose its Shape. Its non-skid backing holds pad firmly in place.
PREVENTS INJURIES - This Product will Help you Maintain Proper Wrist Alignment, and Will Help you Avoid Joint and Wrist problems (rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome)
COMFORTABLE TO USE - The CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Pad conforms to wrists for exceptional comfort.
RISK FREE - With a 3 YEARS WARRANTY, we are committed to our 100% customer satisfaction so if you find that you are not "5-Star Happy" with us or our products then please contact us and we will do whatever it takes to make sure you are 100% happy

These will fit any average keyboard or mouse and sit nicely on any desk, because the wrist pad doesn't connect to the keyboard you could even use it with a laptop on a surface. Even after only a few hours of use I could tell the difference. My wrist don't sit awkwardly on the desk and the angle of my hands while typing or using the mouse is much more comfortable. Both my boyfriend and I are very happy with these additions to our computer desk. Oh, and I love the cute little sheep on both the items.

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.