Saturday, August 1, 2015

Now This Is A Hori Hori Knife Worth Every Penny!

I love gardening, as I have mentioned it before. I won't deny that it's work, but to me it is relaxing work. But sometimes I run into a nasty weed or a stubborn plant that just does not want to behave. What then?


Ezy Garden Knife has a Hori Hori Knife that I just love using! It makes short work of  tough jobs! I have tried a hori hori knife before and it worked great, but this one I really, really like!

The basics about this fantastic piece of gardening equipment is simple. It is a knife. It is a trowel. It is measuring guide. It is a multi-purpose tool for all kinds of projects!


The knife is approximately 12 ½" long with the blade being 7" long and made from stainless steel. I love that since I know it won't rust like so many gardening tools can!


The handle is made from a nice heavy wood, but not so heavy that it makes the knife hard to use. The handle fits comfortably in my hand and feels substantial, like it will get the work done for me. I love that the blade goes will into the handle making it more secure and safer than a plastic handle can be.


One side of the blade is a sharp straight edged knife. The other side is a unique serrated blade that can cut through the toughest weed, small branches and tough plant clumps. It was surprised at how well it did cut. I have tried other serrated knives, but none with a blade like this. I was a little skeptical about how well it would cut. It had no trouble at all going through thick weeds with ease. Very little to no sawing movement was required.


The hori hori knife is great for mixing soils or breaking up clumps as you dig. And having a measuring guide is super handy. I love that the numbers are much larger on this knife than I have seen on others. It's much easier to see!


The knife also comes in a leather sheath that can attach to your belt if you would like. I think it is perfect for taking along on a camping trip or hiking. You can carry it on your belt or it is small enough to not take up much space and yet be an effective tool for many jobs.

This is a gardening tool that has a zillion functions around the house or while traveling! I can highly recommend it to you!

You can purchase your own Ezy Garden Hori Hori Knife HERE!!

The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Keeping Food Fresh With Just A Little Push

I am not a big fan of trying to cover bowls and dishes with plastic wrap or foil. It just never seems to really cover the food that well and no matter how hard you try to get a good seal, it just doesn't seem to work that well.


Practico Kitchen has some nifty EZ Lid Silicone Lids and Food Covers that really helps cover and protect food. I really, really like these covers.


Here's how they work. You simply place the cover on the bowl making sure it reaches the edge or hangs over some. Push down in the center of the cover and a tight seal is created. Think of it like a suction cup. The cover creates a vacuum and seals the lid to the bowl. The neat thing is that the bowl does not even have to be completely round. I have tried them on round and oval shaped bowls and the seal is really tight on both.


In fact the seal is usually strong enough to be able to pick the bowl up with just the lid. Now I don't recommend doing this all the time, but it really does work. In fact I have been really amazed at how well the covers stay on bowls and how tight the seal is. Leftovers last longer in the fridge and I feel good about not wasting food. Who can afford doing that?

The covers are wonderful for heating and re-heating food in the microwave. I don't seal the cover tight on the bowl to allow some of the steam to be released from the cooking process. But the covers keep food from splattering all over the microwave and making a big mess! I've also used the small lid to keep my cup of coffee nice and hot. It's super handy for that!

The covers come with small holes so you can hang them up for easy storage, but they also take up very little room in a drawer. I keep them in our towel and pot holder drawer so they are always ready to use. They are easy to clean too. Just toss them in the sink with your other dishes or on the top rack of the dishwasher!

These would be a great addition to your kitchen. You can purchase your own EZ Lid Silicone Lids and Food Covers HERE!

The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Brooklyn Bean Summer Flavors Coffee TWITTER Giveaway

Summer's Flavors Coffee #Giveaway is on the Back to School #Hop August 1 - 15 #BBRHB @BrooklynBeans1

Brooklyn Bean recently announced it's limited edition summer flavors, Praline Dream
Big KahunaCocomocha, and Brooklyn Cheesecake. With the announcement we had a Pinterest Party where six readers received  the opportunity to try some of these awesome coffee flavors. I've been lucky enough to try them all. Big Kahuna was my favorite but they are delicious!!!

NOW, Brooklyn Bean has offered two more readers the chance to try one of the seasonal flavors with a 24 count box of their choice. 

These amazing flavors are around for just a short time so don't miss you chance to get them while they're here.

HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING YET?YOU'RE GOING TO NEED LOTS OF ENERGY FOR ALL THAT SHOPPING!

ARE YOU READY TO WIN SOME COFFEE!


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Book Five Of The Journey of the Heart Book Series By Colleen Coble

A Heart’s Promise


This is the fourth book in the Journey of the Heart book series and it continues down the path of suspense and intrigue. It also keeps you wanting to read on and find out how everything will finally tie together in the final book next month.

Colleen continues to deliver amazing historical fiction that draws you in and makes you feel like you are apart of the story. I can almost visualize everything Emmie has been going through with the struggle she has with Isaac, the childbirth her dear friend goes through and thinking about her own.

I think the character development is much stronger in this book than the previous ones and it helps as you learn more about the characters and care more about what they are going through.

About the book: 
Emmie makes a promise to her friend that, if fulfilled, could mean the end to her dreams of a future with Isaac.
Emmie Croftner let Isaac Liddle go to avoid telling him about her past. But Isaac remains determined to win Emmie’s heart and hand. Though Emmie resolves to keep her heart in check, it hurts when she sees that another woman has set her bonnet for Isaac.
Then Emmie’s dear friend extracts a costly promise: if anything happens to her in childbirth, Emmie will marry her widower and raise the baby herself. And it seems Emmie may have to fulfill that promise. But can she live happily without Isaac?

About the author:
Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble's addictive brand of romantic suspense.

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Getting That Little Extra Shade In The Car Easily

How many times have you been sitting in your car and been hot even when the AC is on? If the sun is blazing through your windows and they are not tinted at all or tinted slightly, it gets really hot. It can be a big problem for your little ones sitting in the back seat. If drivers with tinted windows get driver's arm tans and sunburns, it can happen to kids too!


Affording to tint your windows professionally is not an option a lot of us can do. That's why Mr Bene developed a set of Suction-cup-free Car Window Shades.


With and without the shade

The window shades are not like others I have tried. Not having to mess with the suction cups is fantastic! The shades have two specific sides to them and are sold in a pack of two. One side is the filtering screen and the other side is made of a cling material that also filters the sun. In total both sides together filter out 97% of the harmful UV rays through the windows. That's very good protection!


The cling side and then the filter side

I love how easy the shades are to put in the window. They measure 12" x 19" and cling to the glass securely. When you open the package they pop out (like those large things you can out in your front windows to protect the dash) and then you place the cling side to the window. Press down the whole area to make sure it is secure and it stays put, even though when you want to take it off, it is really easy.

You do want to make sure the window is clean before you apply it. If there is a lot of little smudgy finger prints  or doggie nose prints, the cling does not securely sit on the glass. It will have little bubble pockets where the smudges are.


The shades come with a nifty little pouch to put them in when you are not using them. Great for storing them! I like these little shades and I think that in some cases they would be good even for adults to use. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is important and keeping glare down when you drive is as well! And the car does stay a lot cooler when we use them!

You can purchase your own Me Bene Suction-cup-free Car Window Shades HERE!

The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Helping Keep Track Of Your Sunglasses With One Small Clip

My husband has a knack. He has a knack that I think a lot of people do. He can lose or misplace his sunglasses all the time, and he really needs them since his eyes are extremely sensitive to sunlight. So we spend a lot of time trying to keep track of them or finding them.


We were able to try out a product from Superior Essentials, the Double Sunglasses Holder that will help us keep track of his sunglasses a little more quickly and we like it.

The product is pretty self-explanatory. It's a sunglasses holder that holds two pairs sunglasses. Pretty simple. There are lots of these kinds of products on the market and this one is a very nice version of them.


What we really liked was how snug the clip on the back held it to the visor in our car. Even over some bumpy roads it stayed put. Even putting the visor up and down and up and down over and over, it never budged. That's a good thing, because when you are done with your sunglasses or you are trying to look for them, the clip will be there ready to do it's job and not have fallen or slipped off the visor.


We also liked how easy it was to clip the sunglasses in the holder. It took only one hand and no serious finagling to work something to hold them. The clip to hold the sunglasses accommodates all kinds and holds them securely and in reach all the time.


The holder also comes with a nifty little attachment that can be hooked to the back and then placed in a vent of your vehicle.  So you can either use it on a visor or on one of your vent openings.

This is a very nice little holder that would work for anyone who wants to keep track of their sunglasses in their vehicles!

You can purchase your own Superior Essentials Double Sunglasses Holder HERE!

The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.