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Art Tribute Guitar Picks Review

Art Tribute Guitar Picks Review


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.

Art Tribute Guitar Picks Review

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.

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Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (All the pans)

Green Earth Frying Pan Set (8″, 10″, 12″)

By: Ozeri

The Green Earth frying pan set of 3 includes an 8 inch frying pan, a 10 inch frying pan and a 12 inch frying pan. Each frying pan has a texturized non-stick coating that uses no heavy metals or chemicals. The honeycomb texture allows for a more even cooking on the food.

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (Frontal View)

I think my favorite part about this set though is the fact that these are (so far) really easy to clean and that they are scratch resistant. I’m kinda a klutz all around, but especially in the kitchen. These have held up well to my shenanigans. I do want to mention that I have only used silicone and other non-metal cooking utensils but there has not been any issue while using them.

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (Side View)

Another aspect of the pans that have held up to my shenanigans is the handles. They are pretty stout and do well at being a spoon rest. Or also just gripping in general so I can gripe at my husband for switching the pan’s handle from the right side to the left side (the ongoing battle between left and right handers).

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (Top Angled View)

Each frying pan comes with its own little felt cover to keep it protected when stacking them. It also somewhat helps the handles lay a little bit flatter against each other.

You can check out this on Amazon HERE.

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (Under the box)

Overall verdict? I really like the Ozeri brand and I think this set of three frying pans, the Green Earth frying pan set, is perfect for someone who wants a set built to last. I have had nothing but good with any of the frying pans I have used from Ozeri and Green Earth.

Disclaimer: I did receive this Green Earth frying pan set for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Green Earth Frying Pan Set of 3 Review (All the pans)

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Slimmin Suzie Wraps Review

Slimmin Suzie Wrap Review


Slimmin Suzie

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.

Slimmin Suzie Wrap Review

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.

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InnoGear Diffuser Review

InnoGear Diffuser Review

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.

InnoGear Diffuser Review

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.

InnoGear Diffuser Review

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.

InnoGear Diffuser Review

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

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Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener Review

Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener Review


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.

Isa Professional Digital Hair Straightener Review

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Sushi Knife Set Review

Sushi Knife Set Review


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.

Petty Knife

Sushi Knife Set Review - Petty 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

Sushi Knife Set Review - Santoku 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

Sushi Knife Set Review - Nakiri 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

Sushi Knife Set Review - Gyutou 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:

You can check out the individual Chefs knife on Amazon HERE. The full set that I reviewed can be seen on Amazon HERE.


I did receive this sushi knife set for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Sushi Knife Set Review

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PS4 Charging Station Review

PS4 Charging Stand Review


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.

PS4 Charging Stand Review

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.

PS4 Charging Stand Review

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.

PS4 Charging Stand Review PS4 Charging Stand Review PS4 Charging Stand Review

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.

PS4 Charging Stand Review

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Tea Tree SimplyEarth Review

Tea Tree Simply Earth Review


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

  1. Reduces and helps with rashes, infections and acne.
  2. Can be used in kitchen cleaning supplies.
  3. Not only can it be used in the kitchen, it can be used to help clean your entire home.
  4. Sunburns. No getting around them, sunburns can really be a pain. This helps sooth and heal the skin.
  5. Fleas. Fleas are no fun either, and a little bit of this keeps them away.
  6. 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.

You can check out this essential oil by SimplyEarth on their website HERE or on Amazon HERE. Although give their website a go, they do donate part of their proceeds back to charity.

Disclaimer: I did receive this tea tree essential oil for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Tea Tree Simply Earth Review

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Twins and Time: A Better 2016

Time together - twins and time

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

Sing a silly song - twins and time
Singing may not seem a lot to you, but it sure does to your little ones. They love it when I sing a silly song with them. The giggles, the laughs, those are what make a silly song amazing. You don’t even have to sing an actual silly song, made up on the spot ones work just as well. Tongue twisters are also good to do, although your little ones might have a little bit of a hard time with it. When I do the flea, the fly and the flew, my twins crack up. Of course it helps that I’m making silly faces and concentrating trying to get it right, but I would suggest taking the time to do something silly daily if you can, it makes the day so much fun! For those who don’t know, this is the tongue twister that I like to say: “A flea, a fly, and a flew. They were in prison so what could they do? Said the flea “let us fly!,” said the fly “let us flea!,” so they flew through a slot in the flew!

Read a bed time story

Bed time story - twins and time

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

I don’t know what it is, but going on walks with my twins is extremely calming. They get happy, they love the movement and air, and I get some exercise. I love listening to their chatter as we walk. Right now, we aren’t walking, I’m walking and pushing a stroller, but that helps me get my exercise. Bonding over exercise, and getting some controlled exercise, are a wonderful thing to add to your daily routine if you can. It certainly has helped me to feel closer to my twins, and my goal for the next year is to take walks everyday (weather permitting).

Spend one-on-one time with each kid

One on one - twins and time

Twins definitely need some one-on-one time. There are a lot of things I do with both of them, but there are times when they definitely need some individual attention. No, I’m not meaning during changing time, changing one at a time (although that is definitely recommended!). I’m talking about, mommy spending some time with one while daddy spends the time with the other. Most children get at least a bit of individual attention from their parents since they’re the only one born at the time, but with twins, they’re sharing things from the get-go. So it is crucial to give the twins some bonding time by themselves with you, I know my twins definitely enjoy the one-on-one sessions!

Go visit grandparents

Grandparents - twins and time
Grandparents aren’t getting any younger, so make the most of time with them. I know whenever we visit my parents, everyone is happy to see each other. And we only live 10 minutes away! Time with relatives is extremely precious, and I have seen this first hand whenever we visit my in-laws. Incorporate grandparents into memory building activities, such as the reading of the bed time story, or pictures, or even have them craft up their own e-mail.

Take pictures

Take pictures - twins and time

Pictures are so crucial. You blink and they’re already having another birthday. Where did the time go? With pictures, you won’t get everything, but you will get a lot of what happened in life capture. Paired with my suggestion of doing a weekly e-mail (see below), do a weekly picture. One of each twin or multiple, one of them together, and one of the family. That helps build a solid relationship and lets them see how they have grown throughout the years. I know I am always fascinated by those parents who take a picture of their kid every day, and next year, I plan on stepping up to that plate! Let me know if you’re joining me in on this!

Do a weekly e-mail

 Mail - twins and time
This is something I saw a while back somewhere but can’t remember where. If you do a weekly e-mail, or more if something extraordinary happens, then years later you can look back and see what exactly you did. Add pictures, do something funky with them. You can treat it like a journal, or you can do more of a recap. Get your kids involved though, have them help you write stuff down, throughout the week make a list of what you want to write about. Pictures and text, especially ones that you’ve made, can bring back memories and other things quicker than you would think. This would also be good to send to them so they can see it in the future, see all the fun that they had when they were little.

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.

 I guess, looking up at my tips, that I’m not so much giving tips on how slow down time, but to enjoy it. Enjoy it while they’re young, because one day they’re going to be old, and you older, and those memories will be all that you have left. So go out, sing that silly song with gusto, have that tickle fight! Make the most of memories, for time is all too short!
Just because, a photo of my husband and the twins enjoying a movie on his phone.
Time together - twins and time

This is part of a blog hop of the best tips for improving your life in 2016, check out the other blogs here:

Blog hop - twins and time

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

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