Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

John Boos Cutting Board Review


I have been using a new cutting board from John Boos. I am not an expert by any means on cutting boards so I was not quite sure what to expect. The cutting board that I received is a nice heavy board that is about 2 inches thick. That makes this board very heavy. But it means that it is sturdy also.

This cutting board is definitely solid wood. It is not safe for the dishwasher and it is not recommended that you submerge the board in water. However, it is recommended that you oil your cutting boards to protect them and help them last.I purchased a bottle of John Boos Mystery Oil on Amazon and applied it on my board as soon as I broke the seal. I want this cutting board to last a lifetime. The board appears darker with the oil applied. When the wood starts to lighten up again, I will add more oil.

There are a couple features on this board that I have not had on my previous cutting boards. First, there is a nice deep juice groove all the way around the board. That means that when you cut that roast or Turkey, you will not end up with liquids all over your counter tops. One of the other features that this board has is hand grooves. I do not want to call them handles because they are not holes in the board. Instead, they are small indentations carved into the shorter sides of the board to help you move or carry the board when needed.

I found the board very easy to clean. I washed the board with warm soapy water after it was used and then sprayed it with a light bleach mixture that I made with a cap full of bleach in a spray bottle of water.

There are a couple of things that I would change. First the size of the board is a little thick for my limited counter space. The additional thickness also makes the board heavy. Neither of these reasons would ever stop  me from purchasing this cutting board, but it does restrict my ability to store the board in my small kitchen.


Disclaimer: I received the product described above at no charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine and may vary from your own.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I Love You in 120 Different Languages Onyx Pendant Review




I recently received a NanoStyle necklace. I had never heard of NanoStyle prior to receiving this necklace so I needed to catch up. The necklace that I have is a small oval pendant that has "I Love You" written in 24 karat gold in 120 different languages to make up the design on the pendant.



The necklace comes is a small black box with the NanoStyle logo on it. Inside the box is the pendant, a chain, and a small magnifying glass.The initial design looks like a golden heart with a finger print over the top of it. If you use the magnifying glass that comes in the box you can clearly identify the writing within the design. I was not expecting the words to be distinguishable, so I was very surprised to see that it was really teeny words that made up the design
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The black background is provide by onyx and the chain and edge of the pendant are silver. The necklace that I received is available with a silver necklace and border, or a gold chain and border. This is a nice weight pendant. There are several other designs or precious stones available. You can connect with NanoStyle Jewelry on their Facebook page
 
This is a creative and a fun way to say I love you to that special someone.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Giveaway


 













One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a digital download of Cook'n Recipe Organizer. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Noxicare: Natural Pain Relief Giveaway



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Monday, October 15, 2012

WaxVac Review

My family has had the worst time with ear wax in their ears. I have sat in the hospital with my kids complaining of ear pain countless times. Every time the doctors would have to remove wax from their ears just to see their ear drums. Unfortunately, this was a gift from my husbands side of the family.

About a week ago, my husband started to complain that he could not hear and that he knew that his ears needed to be cleaned (Ick). So I pulled out the WaxVac and walked him through the steps. He has been using the WaxVac everyday since.


 You are probably asking what a WaxVac is a small handheld vacuum that is design to remove dirt and moisture from your ears. It is fairly quiet and is very easy to use. There are colored silicone attachments so anything that is going inside your ear is gentle and will not hurt the inside of your ear.


We had one mishap with the WaxVac, well maybe two but they were totally user error. One, my husband thought that he needed to stick two of the attachments together to "get a better reach." Well, the outer attachment came off in his ear ( he is so lucky I am a nice wife). It was easy to grab since it was not all inside his ear, but he certainly was afraid that he messed up and will not be trying that again. The other issue was also user error (this is where I am lucky that my husband does not read my blog). My husband told me that he was not getting anything wax out of his ears and he was disappointed that it was not working. So I asked him if he had been dumping out the little canister. His answer, "what canister?" Once I cleared up the misunderstandings, my husband was much happier with the WaxVac. He is getting  pieces of wax out of his ears and says that he is hearing better.

The Pros:
Easy to use
Quiet
Fairly effective at removing small pieces of wax, dirt, and moisture

Cons:
Will not remove all earwax



This is a safe and effective way to clean your ears. There is also a bottle of oil based solution that you can use to help break up wax inside your ears. Since the WaxVac ia designed for wet or dry pick ups, it is easy to add a few drops of the solution to your ears, allow it to sit, and then use the WaxVac to clean more effectively.


Disclaimer: I received the product described above at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may vary from your own.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Frego Review and Giveaway

 As a mother, I do what I can to keep my children safe from harm. As a grandmother, I also do what I can to protect my grandchildren from harm. I know that the last thing that we think about as parents is the containers that we use for food storage but it is a good place to start.

I recently found Frego storage containers. I was immediately drawn to them for several reasons. First, they are glass and silicone instead of plastic. No plastic means no BPA. That is one less chemical to end up in my families food. Next, they have a silicone sleeve. The silicone sleeve serves as a cushion for the glass to help prevent breakage. The silicone sleeve also serves as a barrier between your hand and the glass that may be hot or cold. One other reason that I was attracted to Frego is because they are safe for the oven, microwave, and the dishwasher.

All 3 pieces to the Frego
As you can see in the photo above, the 2 cup Frego storage container comes with 3 pieces. The silicone sleeve (far left), the glass container (middle), and the silicone lid (far right). The glass piece fits easily in the silicone sleeve. There is no need to struggle getting the glass in the container. The lid fits securely in place and creates a seal on the storage container and also secures the glass piece in place to keep in from moving inside the sleeve.

I have been using the Frego for the last couple of weeks. I have packed lunches for a 4 year old and a 44 year old. The container is holding up great even after a few bumps and bruises from the males in my house hold. All of the pieces are dishwasher safe and everything but the lid is oven safe. One of the fun features of Frego is the ability to write on the silicone sleeve. If you use a dry erase marker, you can write your child's name in the container or even a little love note. The dry erase marker will clean off with a wet paper towel.

I love that the container can go in my microwave and my oven. The first time that I used it, I was a little chicken to put the silicone sleeve in the microwave, so I just heated food in the glass portion. When I removed the container from the microwave, the glass was a little hot to touch so I slid it in the silicone sleeve. Once it was in the sleeve, I had no problems handling the container.
 
I truly love my Frego. I am very happy with the quality, convenience, and the fact that it is safe for my entire family. The only downfall for me is that they are only available in a 2 cup container. I would love to see more sizes available in the future.

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Discliamer: I received the product described above at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and may vary from your own. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cleopatras Choice: Adovia Mineral Lift Review


As I get older, my wrinkles get deeper. I am always looking for something that will help hide the fact that I am aging. For the last two weeks I have been using Adovia Mineral Lift from Cleopatra's Choice. Adovia Mineral Lift is made with Dead Sea minerals, green tea, and vitamin C combined with modern science to provide the benefits of nature and science for the best results. 

The first time I used Adovia Mineral Lift I was a little worried. The product comes is a small bottle with a pump top and when I went to use it, it was a lot thinner than I expected and it almost slid right off my hand. Once I knew that the product was thinner than most serums, I was okay. 

Photo before use


The serum is very light weight. There is not really a scent to the product. What is there is light and reminds me of the smell of table salt. I have been using anywhere from a pump to a pump and a half worth of serum every morning and applying my make-up right over the top. Adovia Mineral Lift is not greasy in any way. So far, I think that is my favorite part. I like that I can apply the serum and then my make-up right over the top and not have an oily appearance. 

After about 10 days of use I have noticed that the dry flaky skin between my eyebrows has disappeared. My wrinkles are still there (darn it) but they also look a little less noticeable. Especially my crows feet. 

I think that I will have more results with more use. Honestly for the price of  Adovia Mineral Lift I am noticing more results than with my name brand product that has a similar price tag. You can read more about Adovia Mineral lift here.


Disclosure: I received the product described above at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and may vary from your own.

Noxicare Review



As a child I underwent several surgeries. One of those surgeries caused sever compression to my spine. So severe that is actually forced my spine to curve sideways since it had no where else to go. Needless to say, when I move wrong or spend too much time working in my yard, the muscles in my back ache. Over the years I have tried everything to relieve my aches and pains but I always find a complaint.

I recently was given an opportunity to try Noxicare natural pain relief cream. I immediately thought to myself that this would be another stinky, greasy cream that I would try once and then tuck it away. I was wrong.

The ingredients in Noxicare are listed as:
Turmeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, alpha lipoic acids, boswellia extract

First off, Noxicare does not stink. There is no menthol smell or medicinal smell to the cream. It has a light scent, but nothing that screams "I am an old lady (I know you know what I am referring to). The fact that there is not a heavy scent means that I have been able to use this product discretely at work or home. The cream is also not greasy. It has a light feel when it goes on.

I used about a nickle size portion and rubbed it in to my lower back. I could feel the warm action of the cream almost immediately. It was not too much warmth either. Some of the other creams I have used in the past I have tried to wash off since they were uncomfortably warm.

To simplify my experience, my pain level when I first applied the Noxicare was about a seven. After about 15 minutes my pain level was about a two. The cream did not completely eliminate my pain, but it did make it much more acceptable.  Overall, I have been very happy with the pain relief that I am getting from Noxicare. I also feel much better knowing that I am using a product that is natural and not loaded with chemicals.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10 Review

Several years ago my sister and I thought it would be fun to put together a family cookbook. We spent hours calling relatives and asking them to provide at least one family recipe for the cookbook. After hours of compiling all of the recipes in the appropriate categories and adding a few photos, we went off to a local office store to print them. We could not afford much, but they were functional and full of an entire collection of meals that we have shared at family gatherings. Fast forward several years. Now there is Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10. This would have been a lifesaver when we were in the setup stage of our family cookbook.

Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10 is an easy to use software program that can truly simplify organizing and searching recipes. The software comes with recipes but the best part is that you can add your own. Don’t worry, you can even add picture to your recipe. The search feature allows you to add ingredients that you have on hand to find a recipe that you can use with those specific ingredients. Do you have a recipe in mind? Find the recipe and create a shopping list of ingredients for your trip to the grocery store.
The Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10 software is simple and easy to use. I was able to push my way through finding recipes and adding recipes without needing to refer to a user guide. I am not horrible with computers, but I am not wonderful either.
Here is some information provided by the manufacturer:

You can use Cook'n Recipe Software to:

  • Enter Your Recipes Easily Using Quick-Fill
  • Type Ingredients You Have On-Hand to Get Recipe Ideas
  • Sync with iPhone and Android for Easy Access in Kitchen
  • Drag & Drop Your Recipes to Make Custom Menus
  • Auto-Generate Shopping List by Aisle to Save Time
  • Capture Recipes From Your Favorite Websites with One-Click
  • Calculate Nutrition of Your Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy
  • Print a Family Cookbook to Share with Friends
  • Scale Recipes to Easily Adjust Serving Sizes
  • E-Mail Recipes to Family & Friends
  • Free Updates! - Recent Updates

I have already started to add my family recipes to my Cook'n Recipe Software to ensure that I have a digital copy. When I am done creating a backup of the family cookbook recipes, I will start to eliminate all of the recipe cards that I have stuffed inside cabinets and books over the years. Organization here I come!

You can get more information or follow Cook'n Recipe Organizer 10 on their Facebook or Pinterest page.



Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway


It is that time of year again when we are all looking for the perfect gift to get for a loved one. 
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Get zAPPed with Hasbro

 

Battleship zAPPed
Product Description:
Battle aliens and protect the planet on your iPad with BATTLESHIP zAPPed edition! After you download the free app, you can play your BATTLESHIP game and iPad together. Go on epic missions around the globe to hunt down alien targets – and destroy them! Choose one of the 3 zAPP ships and set it on the screen. Your iPad will recognize your battleship, aircraft carrier or destroyer, and put each ship’s super weapons at your fingertips! Who will win the iPad battle of you versus the aliens? There’s only one way to find out! Play your BATTLESHIP game and iPad together with BATTLESHIP zAPPed Edition! Hunt aliens on your iPad! Works with your iPad (iPad required, not included). Choose from battleship, aircraft carrier or destroyer zAPP ships. Your iPad recognizes your ship! Each ship has its own super weapons!
Battleship Movie Zapped edition is a great new game for a single player. Don’t be fooled by the name. This is not the classic game of Battleship that we all knew as children. This is a new updated version designed for your iPad. Grab your iPad and download a quick app and start shooting the alien ships. Take down alien ships, find your fleet, and finish missions. This is an easy to use and entertaining game for all ages and has been a huge hit with the entire family.
 



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SpellShot zAPPed 

Product Description: 
Cast spells head-to-head on your iPad with SPELLSHOT zAPPed edition! When you download the free app to your iPad (iPad required, not included), you can play your Wizard and iPad together! Choose from 4 Wizards and battle through the Island and Jungle worlds. Your iPad will recognize your Wizard and put incredibly cool battle spells at your fingertips! Who will win the iPad battle of spells? There’s only one way to find out! Play your Wizard and iPad together with SPELLSHOT zAPPed Edition! Cast spells on your iPad! Works with your iPad (iPad required, not included). Choose from Air Wizard BREEZICUS, Fire Wizard NOXIUS, Tree Wizard LANDOR or Water Wizard STORMICA. Your iPad recognizes your wizard! 2 magical worlds!

Spellhot zAPPed Edition is another battle game that uses adorable characters. SpellShot is a two player game. The characters are the 4 elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. You are on a mission of casting spells and collecting treasure.  This is a great interactive app that was very easy to play. I was amazed that the app knew which character I was placing on the screen. The colors in this application are wonderfully captivating and show that there was a lot of love put into the creation.  This has become a great way for us to add a little change to our family game nights.

You can get zAPPed for under $18 and would be a perfect stocking stuffer. Neither of these games are designed for small children due to the small pieces that interact with the iPad.


Disclosure: I was sent the products above at no charge to review in exchange for my honest opinion.