now browsing by category
Guitar Picks, Cool Renaissance Art Medium 12 Pack
By: Art Tribute
This is a beautiful set of art picks made by Art Tribute. Each picture is one that is very commonly recognized as being a work of art, whether it is “The Scream” or the “Mona Lisa.” Each guitar pick has the image printed on both sides. The pictures come in sets of 2, there are a total of 6 different images and 12 different picks. It comes with a little key chain so that you can carry your guitar picks wherever you might need them (or just to show them off). It also comes with a nifty little canister that can hold all of the picks and the key chain as well.
You can check out this on Amazon HERE.
Disclaimer: I did receive this set of guitar picks by Art Tribute for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#CoolGuitarPicks #Art #Tribute #ArtTribute #guitar #picks #guitarpicks #review #freeforreview
I think the video below shows best my results, instead of listing each picture individually. It’s a 23 second video that shows before and after pictures with using just one wrap of the Slimmin Suzie. The sample that I got came with several packages as shown directly below, and some wraps, which are reusable.
The wraps are pretty easy to apply. I want to say, put the clay powder into the bowl that you are using before you add the water. If you don’t, you will have a huge mess on your hands. It still works, it just will drip the entire time you are wearing the wrap.
After the wrap was applied, and I got all wrapped up in the cellophane wrap, I basically sat in the bathtub the first time and relaxed with a book (because I added the water before the clay and was dripping). Even going about it the wrong way, I did see results. I saw an inch shaved off everywhere that the wrap had been applied, some areas a little more than that even.
I do think that this has helped somewhat kick start my stomach into getting back into shape. The muscles on my stomach were just so stretched it was hard to do anything with them. It’s been an uphill process with the muscles regaining strength, but the firming of the skin I think was a relief to them.
I want to briefly touch on how my skin felt afterwards. It did feel really silky and smooth, something I was happy about. Stretch marks cover my stomach, so having smooth skin there is usually incredibly hard to have. I have really enjoyed these wraps all around, even more so when I mixed the water and powder together the right way.
My personal results are: the wraps do work, although they might be a temporary fix for most.
You can check out this on their website HERE.
Disclaimer: I did receive this sample of wraps for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#slimminsuzie #wrap #onetime #one #time #results #review #freeforreview
Diffusers run rampant in my house. Why? Because I have fallen in love with essential oils. There are a ton of essential oils out there, and there are a ton of diffusers as well. I personally go for diffusers that have a reservoir of water that you add a few drops of essential oils to, such as the InnoGear diffuser. It starts up pretty quickly and it runs quietly. It definitely is not the largest diffuser I have, but it definitely works for my twins’ bedroom for when they have stuffy noses and need a little boost to clear their noses.
The InnoGear diffuser works for quite a while. I have not timed it, but it definitely goes on for hours.
The InnoGear diffuser allows for several different ways to customize it. There are the three mist settings: intermittent mist, on and off. The intermittent mist is where it diffuses for 30 seconds and then the mist cuts off for 30 seconds, in a cycle.
There is also a setting for the light that the diffuser puts off. It can either rotate through the colors, or it can be on one solid color. It does take a minute to cycle through the colors, but if there is a specific one you want, chances are the diffuser will have it. This diffuser definitely has a lot more colors than others I have had.
Verdict: Would I get this diffuser again? Yes I would. It is small, compact and it has a decent sized reservoir and is easy to operate.
You can check out this diffuser on Amazon HERE.
Disclaimer: I did receive this InnoGear diffuser for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#InnoGear #diffuser #review #freeforreview
Overview of the Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener
I want to start out by saying, I love the cord on this Isa Professional digital hair straightener. Not only is it incredibly long (it’s a lot longer than I am tall), but it has a swivel end on the back that allows for you to move the cord any which way that you need it while straightening your hair. The second thing about the cord that I love is that it is a 2 prong cord. I have very limited 3 prong outlets available due to the old design of my house, so 3 prong spots are a premium. This allows me to not have to unplug what I have in my 3 prong outlets just to straighten my hair.
Once plugged in, the hair straightener does take a little bit to warm up. It does allow for multiple temperatures, so you can use the temperature that is right for you. I want to caution while using this, you will want to set this down on a non-flammable surface when you are done, because it does take quite a while to cool.
The grip on this is actually pretty cool, it is not a straight hair straightener, it actually has a slight curve to it. I love how sleek this hair straightener looks and it works like a charm.
My hair is definitely not one would consider curly, but it does get a big wave to it, especially after I’ve slept for a bit. I also get really bad kinks in my hair if I wear a pony tail too long. This helps alleviate both of those issues, and other than the warm up and cool down, it is a really fast process and it is incredibly easy to use.
Would I recommend the Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener?
Yes! I do recommend this digital hair straightener, I have had nothing but good with it.
Where Can You Find the Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener?
You can check out this on Amazon HERE.
I did receive this Isa Professional digital hair straightener at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#isaprofessional #review #discountedforreview
These knives are super sharp. I was expecting sharp knives, I mean they are for sushi, but these knives were a whole other league than what I imagined that they would be. For cutting, whether it be fish, meat or anything really for that matter, the knives give clean and sharp cuts.
The handles are robust and fill my hand, yet it does not overflow. The handles are comfortable to grip, and with the weight of the knives, I do not need to grip onto it overly tightly, but can instead use a relaxed yet firm grip.
The four knives are all very different from each other. I wanted to list the length of each blade, what they are referred to as in Japanese, as well as what they would be called in English. I always wanted to give a brief rundown on how I use each knife.
There is a 4.5 inch blade. This blade is referred to as Petty, although to me that does not sound Japanese at all. The knife is called the Petty knife because it is a delicate work knife. It has more of a rounded edge to the blade than the other knives do, so this is for when you are working with small items and want to use quick strokes rocking back and forth. I find this knife to be a little harder to use than the Santoku, but it does work well when dicing up things.
Santoku Knife – Multipurpose Knife
There is the 6.5 inch blade. This blade is referred to as Santoku, or the multipurpose knife. This one is the most similar to the knives that I used prior to this set. The blade has a gentle curve to the edge, allowing for a rocking motion, which makes for quick chopping or dicing. This knife, in my opinion, is great for when you are wanting to chop up herbs or spices quickly, the knife has worked well for me in that aspect. It really is multipurpose though, since the blade is so sharp, it works well for the delicate work of thinly slicing the fish for sushi / sashimi.
Nakiri Knife – Vegetable Chopping Knife
There is the 7 inch blade. This blade is referred to as Nakiri, or the vegetable chopping knife. It really does do well at chopping up vegetables in general, and this is the knife that is the most blockish in shape. The weight of the blade and handle allow for a clean slice through even tougher veggies.
Gyutou Knife – Chef’s Knife
There is the 8 inch blade. This blade is referred to as Gyutou, or the Chef’s knife. The description says that it is for meats and vegetables, meaning, you can cut vegetables up and make a vegetarian sushi, or just use the knife in general as a meat and vegetable knife. I personally do not use this knife very often, but my husband definitely seems to like using it when doing longer cuts on vegetables or meats.
Do I recommend this sushi knife set?
Yes! I have loved several of the knives, and the ones that I do not use as frequently, my husband uses. A nice, weighted set perfect for a large variety of uses in the kitchen.
Where you can buy:
I did receive this sushi knife set for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#ChefsKnife #MultipurposeKnife #VegetableChoppingKnife #PettyKnife #sushi #review #freeforreview
Overall, this does definitely work as a PS4 charging station. It also cools the PlayStation 4 with fans. It provides extra USB ports to plug into. It has two docks for charging controllers. Overall, it definitely works as a charging stand, there are just a few tweaks that could be made.
The base itself is really sturdy, with no extra pieces that need to pop into place, you just have the base and the cable to connect the charging station to the PlayStation 4. If you were to want to go directly through a wall adapter you could do that as well, you just would lose out on the extra USB ports that the PS4 charging station provides. The USB cord that is provided is the one major thing that I would tweak, instead of having it be a regular USB cable, have it have a right angle at the end to help it lay flush against the PS4, thus becoming more visually appealing.
The three USB ports are evenly spaced and allow for three devices to easily plug into the PlayStation 4 charging station. They are at the front end of the PS4 charging station, so there is no reaching back behind and stabbing until you get into the hole, it is right there and easy enough to put the USB item in it.
The two fans that are inside the PlayStation 4 charging stand are relatively quiet, no louder than any of the other electronics currently gracing that area of the room. They however can be turned off if you decide that they are too noisy.
The two docks for the PS4 controllers allow for one controller on each side of the PlayStation 4. It does take a little bit of getting used to, lining up the controller to the charging dock. There is no way to visually see what you are doing, so it is like blindly trying to find the port on my phone in the dark with my USB charging cable. After multiple times doing so though, it does get a lot easier to find the right area to slide it in.
Overall, I definitely think this a nice way to get your PS4 propped up and add some USB ports to your PlayStation 4. I do recommend this, but I would suggest getting a right angle USB cable to use with this if you can.
You can check out this on Amazon HERE.
Disclaimer: I did receive this PS4 charging stand for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#PS4SCStand #review #freeforreview
Tea Tree oil is normally not something I care for. The scent is usually very over-powering. This however I can waft to my nose and it doesn’t burn. So I’m really happy over that. This essential oil has so many uses, and it is included in a lot of different beauty products.
Some common uses for Tea Tree Oil
- Reduces and helps with rashes, infections and acne.
- Can be used in kitchen cleaning supplies.
- Not only can it be used in the kitchen, it can be used to help clean your entire home.
- Sunburns. No getting around them, sunburns can really be a pain. This helps sooth and heal the skin.
- Fleas. Fleas are no fun either, and a little bit of this keeps them away.
- Tea Tree can remove mildew from clothing, so if they stay damp longer than they’re supposed to… This can help salvage them.
Tea Tree oil is great for your skin and for your house, and even your pets. There are easily more uses for this essential oil, which you can check out on this site HERE. This is definitely one essential oil that is good to have, even if you’re like me and tend to shy away from it because you don’t like the smell. This particular brand of essential oil didn’t change my mind to this oil, but it does make it nice enough that I can use it for its intended purposes, instead of getting an instant headache just from opening the amber bottle.
Disclaimer: I did receive this tea tree essential oil for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
#simplyearth #teatree #review #freeforreview
Another year, another “where did the time go? The year was just starting like… yesterday?” With twins, or multiples in general (whether by one birth or more), that year can seem even quicker than ever before. So I just wanted to give a few tips and tricks on how to slow down the time, even when you have 4 (or more!) little hands trying to pull you along ever faster.
Below I will talk about a few tips that I have come up that I will personally try to do next year, 2016, with my own twins. Let me know what you think after you’ve read them all!
Sing that silly song
Read a bed time story
Bed time stories are crucial. I know that on the days that I don’t read a bed time story to my twins, they definitely have a lot harder time getting to sleep. Now, with twins, or even more, juggling the little bodies on your lap while still trying to read a story can be a little daunting. Don’t give up! It is possible, it just takes a lot, and a lot more still, practice. Try to mix up the stories, don’t read the same one every night if you can. There will most likely be favorites, but if you mix it up not only do you keep their attention because they want to know what is going to happen next, but you also are helping to increase their vocabulary. Something I know I enjoyed when I was little, that I soon will start incorporating into my everyday (or every night) bed time routine is doing made up stories. This is also my guide to myself, so, I just wanted to put that out there. Made up stories were amazing, when I helped my mom make up stories princesses would rescue dragons, there was a never ending supply of kittens, or a little girl who resembled me would go on all kinds of adventures. Made up stories mean the most to kids, or at least they did to me. They have an extremely personal feel to them, and your kids will appreciate your efforts to give them a made up bed time story.
Go on walks everyday
Spend one-on-one time with each kid
Go visit grandparents
Do a weekly e-mail
Make some arts and crafts
It really is silly, how making arts and crafts together can impact someone, even years later. The pride that they feel that their art was on the fridge, or the sense of accomplishment? Those things are so easy to give to your kids, just by acknowledging that they did a good job. You also get that warm fuzzy feeling seeing them have such a fun time (and who’s to say parents can’t have fun doing arts and crafts too?). Painting, drawing, pipe cleaners or popsicle sticks, the fun can be endless. See what you can find around the house to make into an art project, that box from Amazon makes an amazing fortress and those rolls of toilet paper once they’re used make amazing lightsabers. The sky is honestly the limit to the crafts you can make.
This is part of a blog hop of the best tips for improving your life in 2016, check out the other blogs here:
Improve Your Photography – from Slap Dash Mom
Start a Budget in 2016 – from Life on Deer Run
Improve Your Relationship With Your Teen – from Five in Ohio
10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – from Driftwood Gardens
6 Easy Ways to Improve Yourself – from Bits of This and Pieces of That
5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight – from Walking on Sunshine Recipes
7 Ways to Eat Better in 2016 – from Wendy Ilium
2016 is My Year to Forgive Myself – from Witch Weigh
Stress Less About Cleaning – from Ooh Shiny
Be a Better Mom – from It’s a Kono Life
Be a Great Mom With a Physical Disability – from Parsimonious Pash
Fall in Love With YOU – from Crazy Bloggin Mom
#twinsandtime #twins #time #enjoylife #makmemories #bloghop