Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ozeri Elite Chef Ceramic Knife Set


I am always looking for a good knife set to use in the kitchen as I love to cook and bake. I was recently sent Ozeri Elite Chef Ceramic Knife Set in black includes 3 ultra-sharp 100% ceramic knives that slice through fruits, vegetables, and boneless meats with ease. Coupled to perfectly balanced ergonomic handles, the Elite Chef Ceramic Knives make chopping, mincing and dicing easier than ever before.
By utilizing the purest ceramic, each blade is close in hardness to diamonds and preserves its razor-sharpness 10 times longer than steel blades. Unlike metal knives, the Elite Chef Knives do not corrode, rust or leach metal ions from extended exposure to moisture, oils or acids in common foods. Each Ozeri knife weighs less than half of an equivalent metal knife, thereby reducing fatigue and pain from repetitive cutting and meal preparation.

My Opinion: These seem to cut my fruits and veggies nicely and they are so light in my hand I like them and the design is also stylish.
 These are not supposed to be used in the dishwasher but I put them in there and mine survived just fine with one little black mark on a blade.


Disclaimer: I got these free or at a reduced price in exchange for a product review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Winner's List Nicholas Sparks & NimNik Baby Carrier

NICHOLAS SPARKS THE CHOICE DVD & $50 1-800-FLOWERS GIFT CARD: RUTH C.
NIMNIK BABY CARRIER: DIANE C.


Jim’ Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Invent & Investigate Season 1 Volume 3 Review & Giveaway

Out now on DVD from NCIRCLE Entertainment is Jim’ Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Invent & Investigate Season 1 Volume 3. Sid the Science Kid is an inquisitive little boy who uses comedy to tackle questions kids have about basic scientific principles. Why do things work the way they do? 


He tries to answer each question and solve problems with the help of his family, Teacher Susie, and his classmates, Gabriela, Gerald, and May. In this third volume, Sid and his friends learn all about simple machines, how animals communicate, the importance of dirt, what makes leaves special, bugs and more! When a wheel falls off of Sid's favorite toy truck, he tries to tape it back on - but the wheel won't spin. This leads Sid to wonder, how exactly do wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of items like cars, trains, tricycles and even toy trucks! Let's invent and investigate with our favorite scientist, Sid the Science Kid!
Some of the stories are The Broken Wheel, The bug Club, Hello Doggie and much more.
My Opinion: I feel this is great for kids ages 3 and up as they will learn so much about Science and how important it is in the world around you not to mention kids growing minds. My nieces and nephews really enjoyed watching this DVD and learning so much it was entertaining for them.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Olivia The Owl




I recently got Olivia the Owl which is going to help me keep bath time fun and your bathtub free of clutter as she is a toy organizer which is designed with my child in mind being colorful to appeal to them but it can be for you as well as an adult to organize your own show stuff as it has a mesh pouch to keep toys and other things secure and clean. The design of the organizer allows children to easily see that their toys are secure and waiting for their next bath time. The mesh fabric allows both the organizer and the fast-drying, phthalate-free synthetic fabric inside to prohibit the growth of mold and mildew. The suction cup on the back of Olivia the Owl keeps the organizer secure in place which makes it easier as a parent to quickly remove the animal for cleaning. You can also choose from Frank the Fox or Wally the Walrus.
My Opinion: Olivia the Owl is purple in color with big eyes and I think I may keep this for me and not give to my young niece as I think this will with my shower clutter with the shampoos, body wash, razor and shave gel that I have in the shower now making a mess.  I found the suction cup did not stick to my textured shower so I had to use differently


Disclaimer:(in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Tomoson for sending me this to review and all opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post for free or at a reduced price. 

Music Mondays Those Talented Singers The World Lost Just A Few Named


Happy Memorial Day! Remember Those Who We Lost




Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Inspirations #Flavor Nation


As I am driving around today in Maine the sun is shining and the birds are chirping I go by woods and then all of a sudden out of nowhere I see a family cemetery with about six headstones and you know they are old as the material used is not used anymore.  I start thinking about Memorial Day and those who have fought to make this country a better place and protect us from the dangers of the world. I also think about my loved ones who have passed and how I wish I could share a cup of Crazy Cups coffee with them and just chat about where my life has taken me from that shy naive girl I was to now a girl who is still shy but has traveled and seen the U.S. I have traveled from Colorado on I-70 multiple times and back through I-80 I have done more than I think most here have where I live which I am proud of and still more I want to see. I will be going to put flowers on my loved one's graves and remember all the good times we had and see some parades and ceremonies honoring our veterans as well. So what you can take from this article is no matter what live your life, see what you want to see, enjoy what you love to do and drink good coffee along with enjoying every precious moment of the day. That is what inspires me to blog and be able to try products and share them with you along with donating whenever I can to someone who may need it more than I do. What Inspires You?
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Free Jetty Punch Smoothie! National Flip Flop Day June 17 th at Tropical Smoothie Cafe


On June 17th, National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be giving away free 24 oz Jetty Punch Smoothies at all 500 of its restaurants from 2 - 7 PM. All guests need to do to get a free smoothie is wear flip flops. Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be accepting donations for Camp Sunshine, a place where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can go to help make memories. 



Tropical Smoothies Cafe's goal is to raise $1 million so that more children and their families can enjoy the camp. To learn more about Camp Sunshine visit https://www.campsunshine.org which is located in Casco, Maine the beautiful Lakes Region of Maine just down the road from where I live and a great cause to donate to so make sure to visit your local Tropical Smoothie Café which you can find at https://www.tropicalsmoothie.com/find-a-cafe



This post was to make you aware of a great cause for families that rely on Camp Sunshine and I was compensated in the form of gift cards to post this. But Camp Sunshine is dear to me and a great cause. 

REUM High-Speed USB Charge Adapter From Custom USB Depot


Power Banks for charging electronic devices come in many shapes and sizes. I recently was made aware of a real tiny one which I believe is the smallest one I have ever seen from USB Depot called REUM High-Speed USB Charge Adapter this one comes in an orange rubber case that has a clasp that could fit on any key ring, backpack zipper or anywhere you want to attach it. This is a fast speed for your PC, automobile USB port, AC charger for home usage, Smartphone, tablets and more. REUM charges Galaxy S3 in 2:56, Galaxy Note 2 in 3:10, iPhone 4S/5 in 2:10 and lastly iPad2 in 3:50 those seem like pretty fast charging times. The way you use it is on the side there are the letters A stands for Apple products and white LED light, D stands for Sending data 480Mbps data communication with the computer and LED extinguisher and S stand for Android Phones and a blue lED light.

My Opinion: So I attached the USB cord to my computer and then to the phone which went very snug into I have an Android phone so the blue light came on when I looked at the phone it had the sign for charging so that is a plus. I think this would be great for traveling as you can charge your phone right through your laptop instead of carrying so many different cords and plugs. 




Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Knight Rider Season 2

Now on DVD from mill Creek Entertainment is Knight Rider Season 2 which stars David Hasselhoff (TV’s Baywatch), Edward Mulhare (Von Ryan’s Express), Rebecca Holden (The Sisterhood) and William Daniels (TV’s Boy Meets World) and special appearances by Barbara Rush (When Worlds Collide)

Catherine Mary Stewart (Weekend at Bernie’s), Dana Elcar (TV’s MacGyver)
Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise), Bernard Fox (TV’s Bewitched), Robert Pastorelli (TV’s Murphy Brown), Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future trilogy)
Jo Ann Pflug (M.A.S.H.), Cameron Mitchell (TV’s The High Chaparral)
Robin Lively (The Karate Kid, Part III), Lydia Cornell (TV’s Too Close for Comfort), Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris), Ann Turkel (Humanoids from the Deep), John Vernon (Animal House), Joanna Pettet (Casino Royale), Apollonia Kotero (Purple Rain), Catherine Hickland (TV’s One Life to Live) and
Stuart Whitman (The Comancheros).

Ride shotgun with mysterious crime fighter Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and the hottest car on four wheels, K.I.T.T., as they chase elusive criminals in each action-packed episode. The heart-pounding second season of Knight Rider packs in, even more, thrills, more high-speed chases, and more full-throttle excitement with dynamic duo Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. in the action series that left all others in the dust. With Season 2 you can see the 24 episodes Blind Spot, K.I.T.T The Cat, Silent Knight and Big Iron.

My Opinion: Again this was nice to see the shows again since it has been awhile and I enjoyed binge watching this on a recent cool and rainy day this past week. I like the series and will enjoy for years to come.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Kash Karnival


I do not know about you but I like to play games on my phone rather it is at home, traveling, at the doctor’s office and more. I play casino games mostly and now I have found Kash Karnival which has a wide variety of casino games that can be purchased the app for Google Play or Apple app store. Kash Karnival has two new editions to the website which are Viktors Juke Joint Multi-hand Blackjack which can be found in Adventure Casino



 Kookie Kapers which is in the Skill District I just recently played this game and I have to say it has a slight learning curve as you have to move the phone and collect things that are falling from the sky on a sword but avoid the banana. 



The Viktor Juke Joint Multi-hand Blackjack is also loads of fun getting 21 to beat the dealers hand and your opponents. Some great features of the game is you can Play for free and it is a social casino games including fun slot games, entertaining blackjack games and bet on your skill at our free skills district. Our free social game is unlike any other online casino game. 

Bet on your skill and beat the odds in our fast paced, skill-based Skill District or be entertained and try your luck in the Adventure Casino. Join the Kash Karnival and be entertained with a variety of games to play. Simply click on the play link above to join thousands of players who love our free online social game! You can earn Kash Rewards which can be redeemed for prizes which are awarded every time you purchase something in the Kash Karnival with real money as a special thank you. These Kash Rewards can be used to redeem a range of exciting real items from the Kash Store. To see more visit https://www.kashkarnival.com.au
I usually play slots the most when I play casino games but I enjoyed playing these other games and seeing what they are all about but I warn you it is highly addictive.





I was compensated for this post which I wanted to let you know about this great new place to play casino games. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pipcorn Sea Salt & Truffle


Rather you go to the movies or a carnival you see popcorn and I like popcorn but have you seen PipCorn from PipSnacks? Their popcorn is a bit different than other brands as they use mini kernels  that give you mini popcorns that are also GMO-Free, Whole Grain, All-Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free. I got Truffle so get ready for the freshest, most flavorful truffle popcorn you'll ever have! We use all-natural white truffle to season our most popular flavor. Sea Salt is simple yet oh so delicious. We season this one with; you guessed it, sea salt! The simple combination of sea salt and olive oil is not to be messed with.
My Opinion: I really enjoyed both flavors and like the fact the kernels are small so little can also hold them easier. This will be great for road trips, camping, snacks for school, movie night at home or the drive which is open for the summer.
To see more visit http://www.pipsnacks.com


Pipcorn was founded by Jeff & Jen Martin, a dynamic brother, and sister team. All of our delicious flavors are popped in small batches and seasoned by hand. Pip pip hooray! The Pipcorn seed was planted when Jeff was helping Jen move apartments in the spring of 2010. In desperate need of a snack, Jen remembered these special little kernels that she had gotten a few days earlier. Five minutes later, they were snacking on the best popcorn they had ever had. Two years later (and an unbelievable amount of support from family and friends), they launched Pipcorn and the rest is history!
You can now find PipCorn in Target in the Mid-Atlantic Region and also Kroger if you live in Texas! How exciting this is.


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.



Soft Paws


I have a Yorkie and she is spoiled as she is my fur baby and I try to give her everything and then some which if it was real child would come back to bite me in the you know what but Soft Paws sent me a variety of items for her which were Soft Paws size medium which are nail caps for dogs which prevent dogs from scratching if they suffer from that type of behavior and do not interfere with the dogs day to day living. I go the color pink which looks like a hot pink. 


Zanies Sugar Pie Dog Toy which is a heart shaped latex squeaky toy which looks like a cake of sandwich cookie. 



Fashion Angels Leather Dog Collar size small the genuine leather dog collars are compatible with any of our collar charms, so you can personalize your dog's style. 18mm wide with 10mm slide for charms.


Paw Brothers Small Nail Clippers have long-lasting stainless steel blades. Clippers feature a stainless steel cutting guard and safety lock. Comfortable non-slip grips.
My Opinion: The dog toy arrived at me filthy dirty and I will not be giving that to my dog to play with. The nail clippers worked just fine to trim Fiona’s nails and the collar fit as well and the soft paws nail caps were different for me to put on my baby girl.

To see more visit http://www.softpaws.com/

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Kathy Ireland Loved Ones Explorer Leash

Have you seen the new pet products from former supermodel Kathy Ireland? If you not you really should check them out as I was sent the Kathy Ireland Loved One's Explorer Leash that is 6 feet long in the color blue. This leash can hold dogs up to 22 pounds but not aggressive pullers. The leash is 0.5 inches wide, fashionable design to look good out and about, shock absorption built into the handle and an accessory ring for keys and waste bag holder.


My Opinion: My first impression was it is a thin, cheesy leash and the design is unique not one I would have picked but after using it a few times it is growing on me as typically I use a retractable leash but lately I have been dropping it a lot and luckily my dog has not run away and I had to chase her. I do like the key ring for keys and bag holder as I take both of them on my walk so that makes it easier. I would like to see more funky and bold designs as these are subtle.

Kathy Ireland knows what it means to be a busy mom, and her concern for children, pets and their families is evident in everything she does. Kathy Ireland Loved Ones offers innovative, home décor inspired, pet-friendly collections with gorgeous fabrics and unique features that you won't find anywhere else.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Folgers Brunch House Party


As a member of House Party, I was able to host a Folgers Brunch party. I invited friends and family over and we had a grand time which I serve watermelon, cookie bars, coffee cake  and of course Folgers Coffee of Black Silk, ½ Caff, Classic Roast, Vanilla Biscotti along with 2 mugs. I also sent guests home with coupons and a sample four pack which they decide what flavor they want to purchase in the future. This is one great party and the guests enjoyed the ½ cafe and Classic the most. The Black Silk was not dark enough for the dark roast coffee drinker and the Vanilla Biscotti was ok as well. I have included a photo of all the guests in a college as there were so many to share.


To see more on Folgers visit http://www.folgerscoffee.com/coffees

I enjoyed hosting this House party and trying all the different coffees and sharing them with my family and friends. Brunch is a good time of the day to just sit and talk about life and what the year will bring. My favorite was the Classic Roast and Vanilla Biscotti. 

Preschool Party #DisneySide


It is that time of the year for Disney Parties and this year I was chosen to host a Preschool Party which I was so excited to do. I was sent so many items for the kids to use which included a suitcase filled with supplies and on the suitcase was Sophia the First inside held My Very Very Smelly scratch N Sniff Book, Mickey tablecloth, banner, plates, and cups. The Lion King Posters, The Lion King Tattoos, animals figures, Glad Frozen sandwich bags, paper bags, tack glue, glitter, All Fee N’ Clear 1 laundry use, Disney Maps of the park. Disney Junior Backpacks, NesQuick, Mickey Pin the Nose Game and Matching Disney Character Game. I also found a website for ideas on how to make food items with a Disney Theme including Elsa Frozen Pops, Minnie Mouse Cup Cakes, Sweet Chili Chicken Bites, Fruit Salad and more. What I came up was Doc Mcstuffin Baby Fruit Rattles, The Gray Stuff Drink and more.

I had so much fun hosting this Disney Party I am excited to host more and invite guests over and just socialize and have a blast. The adults can also be kids again.