Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fun Decorations For Your Next Party

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Who doesn't like a party? Okay, I know some people don't, but for the most part, people do. I love parties and it is always fun to have colorful or themed decorations for them.

Use4Party has some fun decorations that are colorful easy to use and really add a lot to your special event. They make some really nice Tissue Paper Pom Poms in 2 sizes (12" and 14") and in 6 different colors (Red, Blue, Orange, Purple, Green, Yellow).

The Pom Poms come to you flat and in their own individual packages with a ribbon to use in making and hanging them. They are easy to get ready to hang too. It takes very little time to complete one, so getting all of them prepared and hung up is going to be quick and make your party space look fantastic.

I love the direction sheet they provide with the Pom Poms. It is detailed and even offers cautions on being careful with the tissue paper since it can tear easily.

As I did the first part of the Pom Pom, I didn't have any serious trouble. Pulling apart the layers of tissue paper was fairly easy, although I took it slow so I would not rip any of it. The second side I learned a lot on. I noticed that I was not pulling the tissue paper up far enough from the center fold, making that side shorter than the first. After looking it over carefully, it was easy to rectify and the Pom Pom started to look the way it was supposed to. There are a total of 9 layers of tissue paper to open up, so I made sure I pulled 4 to one side and 4 to the other, keeping the 9th in the center.

One thing you do need to make sure of is after doing the first side keep the ribbon out from the center so you don't have to dig around in the opened tissue paper to find it.

Side one completed!

When you are done with both sides, you can fluff the tissue paper to look more ball shaped and even. You may have to tugged a little here and there to open it up more or to get the tissue paper to pull away from other pieces more, but if you are careful it should not be too hard and the ball shape will be there in the end. Remember, they will be hanging from the ceiling, so no one is going to get up too close to see how exact your work is!

I was really pleased with the colors they had in this package. They are bright, yet not in your face neon. All of the colors coordinate with each other too, so you have a really nice color theme. I also liked that they are colors that I can find easily in my local party store, so I will be able to get table covers, napkins, plates and more that will go along with these Pom Poms very well.

Now the package that I received to review only had the Pom Poms in it, but on the one you can purchase they also have 6 Fiesta Paper Fans in similar colors. Those can offer even more variety and excitement to your decorating theme.

You can purchase the Use4Party Tissue Paper Pom Poms and Fiesta Paper Fans HERE!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Compact and Easy to Use, Excellent Binoculars

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

I love being outdoors and enjoying nature. There is always so much to see and enjoy. But much of it you can't get but so close to either for safety, distance, or because you might scare away what you are looking at. That's why we always have a pair of binoculars with us. You may think that is a little strange, but it's not. It's actually very practical.

We recently got a really nice pair of binoculars from WideSigther. These are some of the best compact, yet powerful binoculars I have every tried and I love them. So does my family.

The binoculars are 8x21, which means 8x magnification, 21-Millimeter objective diameter, or a very large field of view. Many compact binoculars don't give you a very large filed of view and you can have a lot of trouble staying with what you are looking at if it is moving or even finding it to start with.

There are two focus knobs that are easy to turn as you are using them. There is the center focus and then a right eye focus making what you are looking at super clear.

I love how nice and compact they are. I can hold them in one hand in the case that comes along with it. These are not going to take up a lot of room in your car, your backpack, your camper, or any other number of places you can stash them.

The case has a tight Velcro closure and a loop on the back so you can attach them to a belt if desired for quick access. Or you can let the lanyard attached to the binoculars stick out of the case to carry them over your neck.

If you are looking for a nice compact pair of binoculars to take along on camping trips, to concerts, sporting events, hiking and more, these would fit the bill very well. The price is excellent and you get a quality product the will work for many years to come!

You can purchase the WideSighter 8x21 Folding Compact Binoculars HERE!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Meal Prep Is A Breeze With This Kitchen Gadget

When it comes to cooking, I love to have things that help me make the job easier and faster. I may have mentioned that to all of you before. Well, it's still true and I think the older I get, the more so I enjoy ease in cooking prep and clean-up.

Lewonde has a tool that is fantastic at helping make cooking a breeze, while making clean-up easy too. I love this kitchen gadget that does more than one thing and is super easy to store and use.

The Vegetable Chopper, or to be more precises the Vegetable Chopper Dicer Food Cutter Mandoline Slicer Cheese Grater Citrus Juicer (phew), is a fantastic way to help you prepare meals and not have to use a zillion other products to do so. Seriously, this thing does it all and in a small space.

It comes in one easy to store container that also helps you see what you are cutting and contains it from going all over the counter or flying out of a bowl. It has 8 inserts that help slice, cut and shred food for everything from salad to main dishes. It also has a nifty little extra gadget that helps you clean it up. I had another version of this from a different company, and it does not do as much nor is it easy to store and take care of. I am always loosing a blade or piece and then have to play hide-and-seek to find the missing part.

With this Vegetable Chopper, everything is conveniently stored in the bottom of the container and in special slots to hold the pieces. It is easy to get them out and easy to put back in. When you are all done it all packs up neatly and everything is in one place. No more playing hide-and-seek to find the missing bits. I love that.

Each insert is nice and sharp and cuts food quickly and evenly. It has a guard to hold vegetables so your fingers are protected. And the largest slicer comes with a special guard that covers the blade to protect your fingers as you take it in and out to use. That is a wonderful thing to have, especially after I have sliced my finger on my old one more times than I care to admit.

When you live in a small house or apartment, this is the kind of thing you want around. But I think living in a big house you would want it too. Anything that makes meal prep so much more pleasant and easy is something I am all for in my house no matter the size.

You can find the Lewonde Vegetable Chopper HERE!

January Swago with Spin & Win

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their January "Swago" promotion starting Monday, January 8th at 9am PT and running until Monday, January 15th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Leaving Messages Just Got a Lot More Fun At Our House

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.
Around our house it is not uncommon to see notes, all kinds of notes. We leave them to each other all the time, everything from do not forget things, get this at the store, and this is what is for dinner tonight. I think we go through a ton of paper each year just writing all these notes, and that's with using scrap paper and old envelopes.

When I got this little board in the mail I was super excited. It is so neat! This board is perfect for leaving messages to my whole family and I can use it in a lot of other places too!

The board is made with a beautiful hardwood oak frame and a felt interior. This is a solid frame that is going to hold up to many years of use! I love the look of it and it will fit in to a lot of different decorating styles and designs. It's small, 10"x10", so it will not take up a lot of space.

The whole package comes in a nice box that can be used to store the message board when not in use. It has a small canvas bag that will hold the 340 characters, alphabet letters, numbers, and symbols. Each of the letters and more have a small bit of plastic on the back that fits into the groves on the felt board in the frame making it easy to form words and sentences. I was surprised at how many things were included and then how much fun it will be to use them all.

I love how the frame can sit on a table or counter with the built in stand, or you can hang it up in an easily seen place. There are so many ways you can use this little message board. Each day you can post your dinner menu on it. The kids can use it to help them with their alphabet. This would have been fun when we homeschooled. It can be taken to work to post announcements to other people on the job. Teachers could use it in the classroom. Social groups could use it at registration tables as people come in to make special announcements. Cafes could use it to post specials. The ways and places to use this are pretty much endless.

I was very impressed with the quality of this board and the more I thought about it, the more ways I came up with to use it. Our family is going to have fun with it and I am sure a few laughs now and then too!

You can find the ActiveDealShop Black Felt Letter Board HERE! It would make a great gift for a special someone or yourself!

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Keeping Your Teeth Dentist Clean At Home

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

One thing that has always been important to me is taking care of my teeth. I'm a little fanatic about it and even carry around dental floss with me all the time/ So when I had the chance to try out this Sinco Electronic Toothbrush, I was excited.

The toothbrush comes with the charging base and three brush heads in three different colors (purple, green, and blue).The base holds two of the brush head while the other sits on the handle.

The handle comes completely charged and ready to go. It is super easy to use and has some special features that I really like a lot. One thing most dentists will tell you is that people, even those who brush several times a day, do not brush long enough. I know I am guilty of rushing many times to brush my teeth, either because I am in a hurry to leave the house of I am tired and want to get to bed.

This brush has several modes to help you clean your teeth the way most dentists recommend. It comes with  Clean (Regular), Soft (Sensitive), Massage (Gum Care). Each mode has a 2 minute automatic brushing cycle with an interval pause reminding per 30 seconds to encourage a good dentist recommended brushing habit. Soft mode of this electric toothbrush is good for new users and children over 8 (it is not recommended for children under 8). It's really easy to switch modes, just hold down the button for about 2 seconds.

I really like that the toothbrush heads come with a plastic cover that snaps over the bristles to keep the brush clean and protected when not in use. It's one of the best features for me!

It has a super long lasting battery too, which makes it great to travel with. The battery when fully charged will last for 28 days! That an amazing amount of time and perfect for a busy family who may forget to keep it charged all the time or for the frequent traveler.

I've tried a few versions of electronic toothbrushes before, but this one is a little different. It's a little smaller to hold in your hand. Others I have tried have had really big handles that I felt were a little awkward to hold on to while brushing. This one is smaller and easier for me to hold and use.

It is taking me a while to get used to using the brush for the full timed amount, but I have noticed that my teeth have felt cleaner and have stayed feeling cleaner than with my regular toothbrush. I am super glad I got to try this out and plan on continuing to use it.

You can purchase your own Sinco Electronic Toothbrush HERE.