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Review: Keychain


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This super cute keychain is Priced at $9.99 on Amazon. Its made of high quality thick polyester and is double sided so that you can see the words no matter what direction its laying. Would make an excellent gift.

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Review: Kitchen Cookery’s Salt and Pepper Grinder

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  • HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL AND GLASS GRINDER SET WITH MODERN DESIGN This salt and pepper grinder set features a top of the line non-corrosive hardened ceramic rotor core that won’t corrode or absorb flavors. It also includes stainless steel pillar, spring, screw, and cap not plastic like other ones.
  • MODERN AND ELEGANT DESIGN We made our design with you in mind. Every salt and pepper grinder is free of bulky logos and branding. The sleek design allows for kitchen-to-table use. The grinder is on top for convenience and function with a few effortless twists.
  • MAINTAINS FRESHNESS OF YOUR FAVORITE SPICES Your spices stay firmly closed with the stainless steel sealing lids that keep your spices from moisture and dust. The placement of the grinder on the top leaves your table or counter free of undesirable residue. Created for a variety of spices including all types of salts and peppercorns. Providing you with fresh spices for all of you meals.
  • EASY TO ADJUST, CLEAN, AND REFILL Very easily adjusts from fine to coarse with just a twist of the nob. It has a wide mouth and large body so it is easy to clean and refill!

 

I personally love them. I think they look great, super easy to use and a fantastic larger size, so no need to constantly refill them. they sell on Amazon for $17.95.

 

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Review: Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set


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I was sent this beautiful salt and pepper grinder set through Tomoson to review. Made by Moments Kitchenware this set has a clear glass body and a stainless steel top that will surely bring a bit of class to your kitchen table. They are built to last as they have a ceramic rotatory mechanism to perfect the grinding of your spices. You are able to adjust the mechanism so that you can get the flavor and coarseness that is right for you and your family.

They stand at nearly 7 inches tall and each hold about a 3/4 of a cup of salt crystals and peppercorns. Easy to refill and beautiful to look at. Priced at an affordable $24.99 these would surely look wonderful at your holiday table.

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Finding the perfect family tree @ Minted

MIN-01W-FCA-007_A_APZI recently stumbled across a really awesome website called Minted. Its packed full of beautiful artwork, everything from watercolor, typography to photography. It also has invites and save the date cards and all stationary you can think of  in between. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Gadget Grab

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So the small one works great for my cell phone. I had it stuck to my car dash and my phone on it using it for GPS and it held up well to the bumps of the road and didn’t drop my phone at all.  The one that I was most curious about though is the largek2-_e676564f-e1c4-437e-8048-c56d26c120be.v1 one and to see how it would hold up with my Ipad.

I use my ipad for everything from watching movies to using it as a cookbook in my kitchen. I almost always have my ipad on me.

First test was for the kitchen. It stuck wonderfully to the kitchen counter and didn’t leave any residue however in order to get it to stick well to my ipad I did have to remove the case and that made me a little nervous. Once I removed the case from the ipad is stuck like a champ. I was able to swipe my ipad and use it while it was on the stand without the Gadget grab loosing its grip. Once I was done using it I was able to remove it from both the counter and my ipad without damaging or leaving any goo behind.

The Gadget Grab sells for $10.00 plus shipping and handling here. I think for $10.00 they are definitely a deal. You get two for the price of one and for being such a simple concept they work fantastically. They are small so you can toss them in your purse, glovebox or even in the kitchen drawer so its always ready when you need it.

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Review: RTGS Lights

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Want to say thank you to RTGS Products for sending me some samples of their fantastic battery-powered  lights and are sponsoring a giveaway! So please continue to reading to see just how awesome their lights are and what I did to add my own Crafty Mommy touch to RTGS Lights!

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Review: Ice Ball Maker Mold by BAR-KRAFT®


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So since having my son I can say that worried about having a diluted whiskey is not at the top of my things to worry about.

But I did figure out a pretty fun cool thing to do with these awesome ice ball makers.

So think of it as a fun pretty way to infuse your water. You could put lime and mint in them, orange slices, Kiwi etc. OR.. think about this…. 3ef9b751d0100f31f48a0988c65bda10

You could make little smoothie balls with them. We have been making LOTS Of soothies at our house and this is a great way to make them and store them, just pop a few out and stick in your cup, maybe add some water and slush it around and BAM quick smoothie! I’m a pretty big fan of these.

You can purchase this ice sphere maker here on Amazon for $9.50.

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Review: Etekcity RoverBeats

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I was RoverBeats by Etekcity to review. These sleep bluetooth heaphones are pretty awesome! So before you stop reading because you think something this awesome must be super expensive you are wrong. These are affordably priced at  $37.99 and you can purchase them on Amazon.

So what makes these so amazing? Well for starters how easy they are to use! Aside from listening to your favorite music and movies you can also take calls and even reject them if you please 🙂

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the controls located on the headset. The controls are

  • Volume down / Mute call
  • Volume Up / Reject Call
  • An LED  Indicator
  • Turn on / Pairing mode/ play / pause / turn off / answer call / end call button (lots of functions for that button)
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also has a built in mic and a micro usb slot for charging.  Each charge will last approximately ten hours. Hate when your head phones just randomly die? Yeah me too! The Roverbeats  shows the battery status on all IOS devises. However the Roverbeats are compatible with ALL Bluetooth devices.

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  • They have a 33 feet wireless range
  • Take phone calls easily
  • Has noise reduction
  • 1 year warranty
  • Goes over the ears not in, so they wont randomly fall out.
  • Complete hands free functionality.

Stats:

Wireless Range: 33ft
Playback Time: 10 hours
Standby Time: 400 hours
Sound: Stereo
Weight: 4.4 ounces
Dimensions: 6.88 x 6.06 x 2.46 inches

4star

I love these for walks and jogs. My previous wireless headphones tended to call our of my ears. I love that these go over my hears and over my head no falling off when exercising. I have been using some really great apps calls The Walk and Zombie Run both excellent games to play and get your ass moving and the Roverbeats have an amazing sound quality that makes you feel like the zombies are on your heels!   Love them!!!!


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Review: SoapSox

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I had the fantastic opportunity to work with SoapSox. SoapSox are super fun adorable washcloth stuffed animal hybrids.

When I first got a chance to check out the website I saw the video and was super excited to get our SoapSox in the mail. We received an adorable little dragon names Scorch.

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So something you need to know about my home is bath time is pretty much the worst time of the day. I’m sure the neighbors think that we waterboard our child by the yelling and crying that goes on. Plus I’m pretty sure its a medical mystery on why one week a toddler will loves baths and the next a toddler will act like you just told them you are eating the family pet for dinner.

However when our SoapSox came in the mail… bath time was about to change in a way we didn’t expect.  About an hour after Scorch came in the mail it was time for bath time. It was great. Morgan HATES getting his hair washed… but silly scorch had to splash around in the water and then land on Morgans head and shake off (yep I totally used the soapsox to suck up water and soak my kiddo head, and Morgan wasn’t pissed at me.. but thought scorch was super silly.”  Then I said Scorch was really really hungry and that his favorite snack is shampoo… so Morgan loved pouring the shampoo into the dragons mouth. After squishing the soapsox a couple of times, a lather started to build… and then that silly little dragon started to dance scortch2.on my kiddos head… AKA totally washing his hair and there were no tears or screams!!!!  We were totally able to get through bath time, with a clean kiddo, and a washed hair without any tears… and it didn’t only work on that bath but has worked on every bath for the last month.

I know at first I was worried about him getting mildewy or stinky, but he has been doing great, we hang him up after each bath to dry and he is good as new.

This little guy sells here for $14.95. I believe this product is TOTALLY worth the price. It has made my life so much easier and less stressful at bath time. He is made of high quality polyester / sponger and is antimicrobial. He is safe for all ages,  and is much bigger than I expected! He is 9″ x 3″ and when you want to wash him he is machine washable and just tumble dry him on low!

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Review: Pratisphere Ice Sphere Molds

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Sells on Amazon for $19.99

How awesome is this?! Ice Balls anyone? Because cubes are so last year ;). The pratisphere is a unique ice sphere mold that allows you to create a 2.5′ ice spheres to help keep your cocktail, whiskey and other drinks cool but not as diluted.

Here’s why Pratisphere is better than the rest:

Easy to fill: Remove the cap and fill to the line
Spheres easy to remove: Pull tab makes removing ice a breeze
Space saving: Stack to fit any freezer and conserve space
No messes: Large base prevents leaking and spilling
4 Molds: Make 4 ice balls at once

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