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Friday, November 28, 2014

24 Grazia® Baking Cups Review

 
 THESE COLORFUL BAKING CUPS MAKE SETUP AND CLEANUP A BREEZE. YOU'LL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PAPER SET AGAIN.

*Lasts a lifetime*
- Reusable and washable, these baking cups ensure you'll never need another wasteful paper cup. The low cost of this 24-pack will save you time, money, and trips to the store
- High-quality food grade silicone construction ensures that they will keep working for as long as you need them to

*Versatile and simple to use*
- Fits your existing cupcake trays, or just set them on a baking sheet! no need to make sure you have the right tray ready to go, our baking cups will stand upright even on a flat cookie sheet
- Not just for cupcakes! Our baking cups are safe for hot (up to 450°) or cold use, so they are great for serving muffins, ice cream treats, cheesecake, or even snacks like candy and fruit!
- No mess no fuss! No paper wrappers to throwaway, no non stick spray to bother with, just use 'em and wash 'em. They're even dishwasher safe, so no need to scrub!
- Non-stick, so even the toughest of recipes pop right out with no messy crumbs
- This 24-pack come in their own convenient storage container, so you can store them wherever you want

*Easy to clean and environmentally safe*
- FDA approved and BPA free. No harmful chemicals to worry about, our cups are 100% eco-friendly pure food grade silicone to keep you safe.
- Because they are 100% silicone, they are also stain resistant. Use whatever toppings or fillings you like with no worries about ruining their bright colors!
- Dishwasher safe, so you never have to bother with scrubbing or scraping

*Lifetime guarantee, no questions asked*
- Not happy with out baking cups? Contacts us and let us know and we'll refund 100% of your purchase cost, no questions asked
 
The Grazia Baking Cups are very bright in color! They come in a set of 24 silicone cupcake cups. I love that I can create separate cupcakes with these, or make a few and not use them all. Unlike your traditional large silicone cupcake tin, where each is stuck together, this is actually a easier way to make personal cupcakes and for anyone in the household.
 
You can purchase these great baking cups from:

http://www.amazon.com/Grazia%C2%AE-Reusable-Silicone-Baking-Cupcake/dp/B00DOFXEV0/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1417204435&sr=1-4
 

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.

Fellowes Powershred M-12C helps keep your personal information protected


 
In this day and age, you have to be extra careful with your personal information. Identify thieves love to dumpster dive and steal bank statements, information that has your social security number on it, and other sensitive documents. Your identity is very important do not let it get into someone else’s hands! Only safe way to dispose documents safely would be to burn them or shred them. I was so ecstatic when Fellowes contacted me and asked me if I would be willing to review the Fellowes PowerShred  M-12C shredder. I could not wait to get rid of old documents!

 
The Fellows PowerShred M-12C shredder is a great home or small office shredder. This shredder has the ability to shred up to 12 papers at once. In addition, it can shred credit cards, staples, small paper clips, and bills. The M-12C uses cross cut abilities to give you the smallest shredding as possible. On the top of the shredder are pictures to guide you of what cannot be used in the shredder. With the shredder on auto mode insert a piece of paper and it will instantly shred it for you. In the back of the unit is a switch that needs to be turned on as well.


The front lever needs to be pushed over to the auto cycle. After done shredding slide it to the middle off position. The PowerShred M-12C will run for a few minutes continuously before it will trigger a cool down period of 20 minutes. In addition, this shredder has SafeSense technology, which means when hands touch the opening the indicator light will illuminate and the shredder will stop immediately. I love the SafeSense because that means no worries of my little ones getting their fingers in the shredder.


Fellowes is known to make the world’s toughest shredders and what better way to protect yourself and others in your household by shredding documents that have your information on them. With holidays creeping closer, this would make a great gift!
 
You can purchase The M-12C at Target Stores nationwide and Target.com for a suggested retail price of $99.99.
 
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Reduce Dash Tumblers make drinking coffee festive


 
Enjoy the Holidays with these festive thermal tumblers by Reduce! These stylish and trendy graphics with Stainless Steel accent make these tumblers stand out in a crowd
 
• Double walled insulation keeps drink warmer longer
• Fits most car cup holders
• Open and Close lid helps limit spills
• BPA free plastic inside and out
 
I love these tumblers. The festive designs make having my morning coffee enjoyable this holiday season. There is a snap lid on the top that keeps spills from happening. (Yes, we tested it and no spills)
 
Reduce has several other great products besides these tumblers, so check out Reduce's website today. These would make great stocking stuffers!
 
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Zoku Ice Cream Maker

 
When you’re  at home and craving that special flavor of ice cream, wouldn’t it be nice that you could make a single  serving on the spot?

 Guess what? You can with the Zoku Ice Cream Maker!

 Yes, you can make any flavor you want, in minutes, in a  single serving bowl, with this super
cool kitchen gadget!  A must have for ice cream lovers and families
who crave all sorts of flavors but  don’t have the freezer space!

Zoku also makes other wonderful time saving  and single serve gadgets  so be sure to check them out!
 
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Silimap Folding Silicone Placemat

 
The Silikids portable, folding silicone placemat is one of those products that works for all ages. This product is a map of the United States and would be great for older kids learning their states. Kids will not be able to knock these placemats off the table quite so easily because the silicone makes them slightly more weighted than your average placemat.
 
The Silimap has pre-sectioned panels that allows it to fold easily and compactly into a diaper bag without being too big. Additionally, it wipes clean easily and can be tossed in the dishwasher.


Overall, this product was a real hit. It is a toxin-free and hypoallergenic product. It incorporates a fun, educational aspect making it functional and incredibly versatile for any age child whether you're eating at home, out at restaurant or picnicking in the park.
 
Silimap can be purchased online as well as at select retail locations for $15. Visit the Silikids website for more details.
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Sock Panda Monthly Sock Subscription


Sock Panda, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly sock subscription service. For $12/month, they surprise you with fun socks every month, hand-selected for quality and awesomeness!!  Subscriptions are available for both men and women (and now Kids as well for $10/month) and you can opt for “Bold Socks” or “Cool Socks”.
 

Socks arrive in a plastic bag.  I received Men’s, Women’s and also a pair of their Kids socks.  I could tell they were all quite fun before I even took them out of the bags.  Here are the varieties I received:

 
 Do you subscribe to Sock Panda?  What kind of socks have you received in the past?  And what do you think of these wild socks??  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Adeline Organic Eye Serum


Have crow's feet, fine lines, discoloration, brown spots, dark circles, or puffiness around your eyes added years to your appearance? Dull, wrinkled, discolored, or puffy skin around your eyes can make you appear years or even decades older than you really are. Who wants that? Our eye serum can reverse the signs of aging, giving you a more vibrant, youthful appearance.

Why choose our Organic Eye Serum? Because it works!
We've chosen only the most effective, natural ingredients to help you restore your youthful appearance:
+ Cucumber extract, like other extracts in the aloe family, moisturizes your skin to diminish lines and wrinkles.
+ Chamomile extract soothes the skin around your eyes and reduces puffiness.
+ Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice improves collagen production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet.
+ Sunflower seed oil contains antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E to prevent free radical damage, and fatty acids to prevent premature aging and promote new cell growth.
+ Usa Urvi leaf extract is a natural source of hydroquinone - reduces inflammation and the appearance of brown spots.

Even Great for Sensitive Skin
Our serum is gentle and natural-We produce and package our product in a FDA-Certified facility. Organic Eye Serum is alcohol-free and paraben-free!

Just once a day is all it takes!
Just apply Organic Eye Serum before bed and let it work while you sleep!
 
I just started using this serum. My face isn't in terrible condition but I am 36 and want to keep my skin youthful. The scent is very nice with a hint of cucumber. I love that it is all natural with no parabens or chemicals. I apply a little in the morning and find myself eyes look awake all day. Overall, I am very pleased with this product and will be keeping it around for years to come!
 
You can purchase this product on AMAZON
 
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.

Erase by Luxurience



Erase is a new microdermabrasion scrub by Luxurience that is a hypo-allergenic skin rejuvenating scrub. It uses the same microdermabrasion process as expensive spa treatments, which helps to stimulate collagen production to make you look younger. It also illuminates dull skin, lightens skin discolorations & reduces pore size for more radiant looking skin.
 
I used this product on my wet face after a shower. I gently massaged the cream in and rinsed well with warm water. I observed almost immediately that my face felt clean yet moisturized.
 
You can purchase this product from
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N66XA9S/ref=sr_1_1?id=UTF8&qid=1417127981&sr=8-1&keywords=microdermabrasion+scrub
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.

Measupro Infrared Thermometer


 
I  received the MeasuPro Infrared Thermomter to review today. It comes with a 9V battery included so you don't have to go out and purchase one right away, which is nice. To use this thermometer all you do is pull the trigger to turn on the unit. Then aim at the object you want to get the temperature of, and pull the trigger. The temperature is shown on the LCD display screen. To locate a hotspot you move it up and down randomly until you find the hotspot.

 
You can choose from the two different modes, Celsius or Fahrenheit. I chose the Fahrenheit and went around the house checking for temperatures of items. The backlight is nice and bright. This is a really awesome product that works very accurately! The handle is comfortable to use you get the reading immediately.
 
It would be an awesome Christmas gift or for yourself! You can get your own on Amazon
 
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.

Sieva Hyaluronic Face Glow Serum


 
I was sent to review 1.7 oz. bottle of hyaluronic face glow serum for men and women, which is an anti aging, anti wrinkle instant face lift solution with ingredients of vitamin A, C, D & E plus collagen booster. Formulated to smooth, tone, plump, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin for a youthful appearance. 
Wonderful serum to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. I love how instantly it absorbs onto my skin and leaves my face feeling silky soft. This serum never irritated my skin nor clogged up my pores, my face looked more nourished with an even tone appearance. 

The price is $19.95 and can be found at Amazon 
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.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TeleFlora flower arrangements make a perfect holiday gift

 
Give a gift this holiday season sure to put a smile on their face, flowers from Teleflora:
 
 
Add a little Couture to Christmas this year! Your family and friends will think you're golden when you send them this stylish holiday arrangement.
 

Wow them with roses; snow white lilies and fresh white pine arranged in an elegant and unique art glass vase.


KISS InstaWave gives perfect curls everytime

I love curling my hair but it can take me forever to do it and then the curls do not hold up. I have fine hair so its hard for me to keep curls in. I have tried out a lot of different curling irons and finding one that works is hard. I have now found a new hair tool that I love and is so easy for me to work with. As a busy mom, I need to be able to get ready in a hurry. 


KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls. The KISS InstaWave has two heat setting low and high with the maximum temperature of 420. It also has a red light that means its warning up and a blue light to let you know it is ready to use. All you have to do is take some of your hair and insert into the curling contraption. On the dial press right or left and it will automatically take your hair strand into the barrel. For me, I let my hair stay in for about 15-20 seconds but you can always go just a little longer. I get perfect curls that stay in my hair all day long and I don't even have to add hairspray.

All of the girls in my house love the Instawave Curler and I think you will to. For more information and if you would like to see a video tutorials you can go to
http://www.kissinstawave.com. KISS InstaWave is available at Target, Ulta, and Amazon for $59.99.
 

Despicable Me Party Kit in a box!


Did your little one just love the sequel to Despicable Me, released this summer? How many times did you take them to go see it in theatres? Well if your child happens to have a birthday right around the corner, then here is your opportunity to decorate their party in the theme of their favorite movie with Birthday in a Box Despicable Me party supplies. They have full party kits in this theme and individual items such as: plates, cups, napkins, and table covers that feature the cute pictures of the minions from the movie on them.
 
My son is going to love his Minion Party as we are having it a school this year. We have found so many great Despicable Me Party Ideas that we are going to implement. The kids will be having a blast!
 
So head on over to Birthday in a Box and check out all the great party supplies they have to offer for your little minions birthday!
 
Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Happy Readers Healthy Kids

Recently I attended a webinar focusing on reading challenges kids today face.  The webinar was entitled “Happy Readers, Healthy Kids.”  I personally could relate as I have two readers at home who are struggling.  More than 30% of children enter kindergarten without the language and early literacy foundation needed to be successful.  If kids fail to catch up by third grade they will remain behind for the rest of their schooling.  As a mom this scares me.  
 
bright start reading program
 
There are so many resources out there for reading that it can be overwhelming and confusing on what is actually age appropriate.  Well Nemours Children’s Health System has just launched Reading BrightStart!, a national effort aimed at improving reading readiness in children, from birth to 5-years-old. It is designed to offer parents and caregivers evidence-based tools to help their children develop the language skills they need to read.  
 
The Reading BrightStart! website is full of resources for parents and its organized by age, activities, book recommendations and more.  There are articles written by experts in brain science, early learning and reading all designed to help parents help their children with reading.  As a mom I often feel helpless when it comes to helping me child read, I never had a problem with reading and its hard for me to understand how my kids could not love to read like I do.
 
For parents of preschoolers (ages 3-5) they even have a Preschool Reading Screener which has parents answering questions and gives you the results and an Action Plan. The At-Home Activities are a great resource of how to make everyday activities into a learning game and what your kids can gain from it.
 
Stay Connected with ReadingBrightStart!:
 
 

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

 
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