Thursday, December 29, 2016

Augeas Silicone Spatulas & Basting Brush Cooking Utensil Set of 4, Solid and Non-stick, 430℉ Heat-resistance, Hygienic and Eco-friendly Material - Red

These have become my favorite spatulas by far. I ordered them for holiday baking since most of mine are worn out and have used them almost daily since receiving them. They completely stood up to heat during my candy making and were so easy to clean by tossing them in the dishwasher. Every time, they come out looking just like they arrived. The scraper spoon is awesome for nibbles during testing and the brush was great for egg wash and sauces. Each utensil has a hold on the end so you can hang them as well. The lifetime warranty is what sold me. A company that stands behind their product! I love that they are FDA grade and BPA free, too. Perfect set for a gift and the price is unbeatable.

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Augeas Silicone Spatulas & Basting Brush Cooking Utensil Set of 4, Solid and Non-stick, 430℉ Heat-resistance, Hygienic and Eco-friendly Material - Red

Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories

Black and Decker makes basic quality tools for the average homeowner and this is no exception. I bought this for myself since my husband won't let me touch his "high-end" drill for using on simple projects I have around the house such as hanging a drapery rod. I installed the brackets easy enough and the magnetic bit tip holder on the end made working with one hand a breeze. The handle has a good grip and the weight is a little heavier than I'd like but it is a 20 volt so the trade off is you don't have to charge it as often. This particular kit includes 30 accessories (bits, drivers) and all kinds of goodies for my projects. So far, it suits my needs perfectly and I don't have to beg to borrow his manly man drill anymore to get the job done.

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Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Credit Card Folding Pocket Knife tactical Survival Foldable Knife, Letter, Envelope, Package Knife, Safety Knife, CardSharp Card Sharp, Sharp Card

Perfect for when you are in a pinch. Got this for my son-in-law who loves gadgets. He easily folded this into the knife and said the grip was good and felt very solid. It folds back just as easy and slips right into your wallet. I had a great time watching him fold/unfold it several times to show everyone. The blade itself is good and will do its job. Just don't expect some high end blade since it does have to lay flat in a wallet and needs to be pretty thin. Overall, very happy with this credit card folding pocket knife.

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom Playset

This was my first imaginext toy purchase and it was a hit with my 7 year old nephew. The pieces are made of heavy plastic and you can take the entire thing in the bathtub without worry it will be ruined (yes, he tried it already!). The pieces all have bright colors and you can buy other items to go with this Spongebob set to expand their imaginations. He spent the entire morning playing with this when he was surrounded by other toys so I know it was perfect for him. Fisher-Price did well with this set.

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Battery Tender / Charger - Charges Batteries for Cars, ATV, Motorcycles, Boats, And More

Purchased this for my husband to use to charge the ATV and marine batteries in a pinch. It worked like a charm and is so simple to use. You can switch between 6 and 12 volts for different uses. Charged up our marine battery in no time and keeps it charged in cold weather. Love how it auto shuts off when charging is completed but will keep it that way, too. It also has 4 Intelligent Battery Charging Modes – Initialization, Bulk Charge, Absorption, Float. Great high quality item and the price is spot on.


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Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System

Having a larger bullet I love, I decided to order this for my daughter as a shower gift. Let me start by saying yes, it is cute. It contains 6 small containers that you have dials you set to the date and nice solid lids. It includes a bowl for larger batches, a small cup for small batches, a milling blade for the grains and a regular blade for veggies and fruits. It also includes a small spatula, a cookbook and a nice freezer tray with lid for six servings and the blender unit itself.

A lot of pieces in this unit are plastic so I worry about durability but so far, it has worked well and she is preparing fresh food now for her little one. She did mention that you have to do smaller batches (8 cups max) since the unit is small and it does not come with a steamer (sold separately) and you need to make sure the blender is connected securely before turning it on - as she found out the hard way. Once you get the hang of it, it really is nice and allows her to stay organic with her baby foods. The plastic is BPA free and the pieces are dishwasher safe. Clean up is super easy!

Very happy I took a chance on the unit.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Lifewit Dog Toys, Cotton Dental Teaser Rope Chew Teeth Cleaning Toy

I have a yellow lab that is typically very harsh on dog toys (okay, brutal) and she loves playing with this sturdy toy. It measures about 14.5 inches long and has knotted cotton rope to help with "flossing" her teeth but the best feature is the textured rubber center that she can chew at all day long and it stays intact! Usually, we are replacing items similar to this in a day or so but our girl has been running around with this in her mouth teasing other dogs to play for over a week and it still looks fantastic. The bright colors are nice so we can find them when she takes it out to the lawn, too. Very well made toy and I'm extremely happy with the purchase.

I received this dog toy at a discount for testing. My testing lead to an opinion I chose to share.

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50 LED Outdoor Motion Sensor Solar Lights for Driveway Ponds Accent Lighting Decor Lamp with 3 Intelligent modes

Super easy to mount and place on my wall. It lights up my sidewalk perfectly for me to see when going around the dark side of the house. It has three modes to choose from: strong, dim or motion sensored. Since it charges all day from the sun, it lasts either all night on dim (when we have parties and want that mode to stay on) and lets us have that cool ambiance look. I typically keep it on motion sensor as a daily setting. Super easy to use and looks nice mounted on the wall.

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Bluetooth Speaker 4.0 Wireless Waterproof Shower OK Portable Outdoor Sport NFC 3D Sound Shockproof Dustproof, Pair All BT Devices,10 Hour Music Play 1500mAh Battery, Hands Free Call, Mic, AUX -Green

This powerful little bluetooth speaker is a piece of cake to use and is perfect for camping/boating trips or just for use around the house. While it only has 3 watts of output, it has great clear sound. It is waterproof (don't submerge for long periods) but more like splash proof. It has mounting bracket holes for adding it permanently to something like a bike and is dirt/sand/shockproof. I like that I can listen to FM radio as well on it and/or use a micro TF/SD card for music. It connected super easy to my phone and I had my phone a little over 30 feet away from the speaker before I started to get some distortion. After charging it for 3 full hours, it played for 3 solid nights on the patio for approximately 11 hours. Definitely a great speaker for indoor/outdoor activity with no worries about it taking heavy use. I received this speaker to test and decided to share my honest opinion since I liked it so much.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Marswell LED Book Light, Clamp Reading Lamp for Bedside Touch Switch, Computer Working (Eye Care&Long Lasting Brightness, USB Rechargeable)

Marswell has a nice product with this lightweight LED reading light. The clamp is simple to use and holds tight. To turn it on, you simply touch it and continue touching to adjust the brightness. The adjustable neck is great too and allows you to get the perfect angle for reading. I clamp this directly to my kindle or hard book at night when I want to read in bed or just when I'm in a darker area. It has a USB charger and also rubber strips on the bottom so you can set it on a table top and it won't slide either.  Great light and perfect for the avid reader like me. I received this product to test and am happy to share my thoughts of my own free will.

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Simplicity Women's Nordic Snowflake Reindeer Knitted Fleece Lined Leggings

These leggings fit me perfect at 5'7 and a typical size 12. I have to say they are the most comfortable leggings I own. I took them to Disneyland last week and received tons of compliments. They have a fleece lining that kept me warm during the chilly nights and yet were not so hot I couldn't wear them during the day. The fabric is made well and the stitching was done great with no loose threads or mis-sews. The waistband is elastic and fit snug but not tight. Very glad I purchased these and wish I had ordered more of the other colors before the holiday.

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Harbinger Polypropylene Weight Dip Belt with 34-Inch Steel Chain (Sports)

Purchased this for my son-in-law and he is over the moon about it. The speed clip is easy to use and the belt fits him comfortably. He is 5'10 and about 170lbs. The chain is 30 inches of steel chain and the belt is made of polypropylene. He did say he is adding some stronger carbiners to hold 4-5 plates because when he tried it at first, it felt like the clip was going to bend so better to strengthen it now.

Very happy with the belt and its quality is great. I went with 4 stars just because he had to add a stronger clip for heavier plates. Very solid belt, though.

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Clean Piggies Dirty Cubicle Grime Broom & Dirt Collector Home Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Laundry Garage Car Garden Tools Office Chair Desk Filing Cabinet Smooth Textured Rough Surfaces Small Spaces

I love this cute broom and pan set for cleaning my work space. The broom fits inside the pan and it has a nice cut out in the handle to hang on the cubicle wall. The set is about 8 inches by 6 inches and I am pretty amazed at how well it sweeps the dust, paper clips and food (yes, I eat at my desk at times) right into the pan to easily dump in the trash. Great gift idea for someone that works in an office or cubicle. I'm super happy I received it to test. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

oobest Multi-Colored Cheese Knives Set Pizza Knives 4 Pieces Stainless Steel Light-Handed Knives

Whoa these are nice! This set contains 4 multi-colored items for cheese including a fork, wedge, spade and soft cheese knife that are super cute and very well made. The blades are stainless steel and the handles fit very comfortably in your hands. I like the wide handles because I get a better grip that way. They look really classy on a cutting board or tray with all the specialty cheeses we like to eat when guests come over. The blades are sharp and glide through both hard and soft cheeses with ease. I used them last weekend for a gathering and got tons of compliments and clean up was a breeze. Definitely a welcome addition to our cheese and wine moments!

I evaluated this product as product tester and received the item at a discount.

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Duraviva Insulated Food & Drink Party Serving Tray Portable Foldable Cooler for Beverages, Buffet, Picnic, BBQ, Salad Seafood Bar

This insulated serving cooler is amazing. Not only is it a great size at 36 x 16 x 5.5, it works perfect for any event where you need to keep food or beverages cold. We have outdoor parties all summer long with large families and this will be excellent to keep our salads and fruits cold and with the included lid, we can either use that to keep the ice colder longer, keep out the nasty flies of use on it's own for more food. In reverse, you can use this to keep foods hot, too! Love all the options! The bottom has nice stretchy fabric that attaches to both sides to keep the cooler sides up and even. The inside is foil insulated (nice and thick) and leakproof. It is super easy to wash down and tall enough to hold cans, bottles, and all kinds of serving trays/bowls. I love that it holds 40 pounds of ice and 50 beverages. No joke. Finally, the fact you can fold this up tightly with the velcro strap for storage makes it very portable for camping or tailgating. This would make an absolute awesome gift but I love it for me and highly recommend it.

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My Spirit Animal | Cute, Funny Sloth Lover Lazy Kid Napping Unisex T-shirt

I purchased this for my son as a gift since he has always referred to himself as a love of sloths. First, the fabric is soft and the material is well made and of good quality. It's not see through and the weight is nice - not too heavy for our summers. The screen print is solid with no issues and seems to be adhered to the fabric well. Stitching is good with no mis-sews or loose threads. The only issue I had was I ordered an XL and it seems a bit small so I will be washing it in cold and dry low heat so it doesn't shrink too much. Overall, love the shirt and know it will be well loved by it's new owner.

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Chill-O Stainless Steel Jumbo Whiskey Stones Set of 6 Whiskey Chillers

These stainless steel whiskey rocks are the perfect addition to our barware. The set includes 6 bullet shaped "rocks" that you chill in the freezer and add to your drinks when needed. It included a very nice velvet pouch and set of tongs to place the rocks in the drinks with ease. Clean up is simple; you rinse, dry and place back in the bag for the next round. They look super cool in a whiskey glass and keep our drinks cold for quite a while without diluting the drinks with melting ice.

Really a great set, conversation piece and would make a unique gift. Very happy with my purchase.

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PlayMeal Kids Adventure Food Bowl – Stops Mealtime Fuss and Motivates Healthy Eating Habits for Kids – Includes 3 Surprise Toys

Super cute and perfect to get your child to finish all their meal. At the bottom waits a very cute toy you can change out and add your own to that keeps their interest. I got this for my grandson and love the idea. It's made well and is easy to clean with bright colors. The set is also made with BPA free materials so safe. I tossed it in the dishwasher with no issues. The bright colors are cute and it does come with 3 different toys that are also very bright colored and eye catching. Very smart way to get children motivated to eat their food to get to their "prize". Wish they'd had this around when my kids were little but glad they have them now for the grandbabies!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Majestic Pure Arabica Coffee Scrub, 12 Oz - Natural Body Scrub for Skin Care, Stretch Marks, Acne & Anti Cellulite Treatment, Helps Reduce Spider Veins, Eczema, Age Spots & Varicose Veins

Majestic Pure has nailed it again with this great smelling scrub. I love how it feels exfoliating my skin and then softening it with great moisturizers, coconut oil and even brown sugar! I apply it in the shower, and rub it in a circular motion on my thighs and it does help circulation and give the appearance of the dimples looking it better. I love it more for how it makes my skin feel overall. I wouldn't recommend using it on the face (even though it says you can) because it can be a bit rough on sensitive tissue. Very happy with another Majestic Pure product.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Boys Kids Mens Digital Watch, Electronic LED Sport Watch Waterproof Military 50M 5ATM Water Resistant Stopwatch 7 Color Backlight- Orange

These very cool sporty watches by Aposon are amazing for the price! I purchased 3 of them for my
 nephews as gifts in 3 different colors/styles and am amazed at the detail and quality. This orange one has a great LED face and is very good looking. It's water resistant(I tested!!) and has great features like a 7 color backlight, stopwatch, calendar, alarm and more. The face it super rugged looking and the colors very trendy. It comes with a manual that can be a bit challenging for a younger person to follow but once you are set up, it's good to go.

Very nice watch and great quality. Definitely a good purchase.

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Hoont 2-in-1 Bright Outdoor LED Solar Spotlight / Solar Powered Light for Patio, Entrance, Landscape, Garden, Driveway, Lawn, Etc./ Great for Accents, Security Lighting, Etc. [UPGRADED VERSION]

Lighting up the dark areas of my yard has always been a challenge because of the lack of electrical outlets so solar lights are an awesome alternative. This Hoont spotlight charges during the day and lasts all night lighting up my entryway. It is easy to use - just stake in the ground or mount to a wall and angle the light the direction you want lit up. Best part is you are not tied to power and it's weatherproof and mobile so if you want to move it, you do. Great light that shines super bright for several hours.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Big Red Rooster BRRC111 Portable Baby Sound Machine, Brown

This was purchased for my grandbaby and it works perfectly! Once you add 3 AAA batteries, you push and hold the off/on button for 3 seconds and the on light comes on. You can then choose from 5 different sounds (lullaby, ocean, rain, heartbeat and just white noise) that have really clear sound and soothes baby (or yourself!) quickly. It has a great sleep timer that you can set for 15 or 30 minutes (a light indicates which one and changes when you push the button). The sounds are easily selected by pushing the corresponding button image and you can adjust the volume as needed. 

Personally, I love the portability of the unit. You can clip it to cribs, car seats, stroller, diaper bags etc. The design is cute and its made of a high grade plastic that wipes down easily. Very happy with the purchase!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

YAHA Women's Short Sleeve Breathable Running Workout T-Shirt

My sister-in-law competes in marathons and is always looking for quality running gear so when I drew her name for Christmas, I went on the hunt and found this awesome Yaha workout shirt. It arrived quickly and in a nice box that had the shirt inside a nice bag.

The shirt color (green) is very pretty and looks just like the picture. The material is 65% Nylon and 35% Polyester so it shapes your body well and has give to it. The fabric is designed to keep moisture away from the skin and dry quickly while keeping the skin cool which is one of the top items my sister-in-law requested for her running gear. I inspected all seams and found it stitched (double) well and with no loose threads or mis-sews. 

The touch of the fabric is very soft and it really does stretch nicely. I ordered a medium for her and she is 5'6 and 120 lbs so this should fit perfectly. i have pulled this out of the box several times now and wish I'd have gotten a larger size for myself and kept it just because it looks so nice and feels so comfortable. May have to make another purchase really soon. ;)

Very happy with the purchase and hope my sister-in-law feels the same. For more information, click here.

Kitchen Utensil Set by Kitch&More - Kitchen Tool Collection Includes an Easy to Use Apple Slicer, a Sponge Holder with Two Hooks and a Lemon Juice Sprayer - Great Housewarming Gift - Premium Quality

Nice set that includes a very sharp stainless steel apple slicer, lemon/lime juicer spouts and a cute kitty sponge holder. The cute kitty comes with a two suction cups so you can attach it to cupboards or tile walls easily. You can even use it to hang your potholders or soap. The juicer spouts are simple to use; just insert by twisting into the fruit and squeeze. Best part is the spouts are sprayers so you can spray the juice and then place the lid back on and place the fruit back in the refrigerator. The apple slicer/corer is a piece of cake to use and quickly gives you apple slices for snacks. 

I got this set for my daughter's stocking but after it arrived, I decided to keep it since it works so well.

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