Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sprucing Up With #TomboyTools This Spring!

As we're nearing the end of our Sprucing Up For Spring event, I have to tell you that I really, really enjoyed the opportunity to review this company's products! Tomboy Tools specializes in tools for women-be it tool kits, garden tools, power tools, plumbing, auto, etc. they have a wonderful selection of tools for women. And the best part-you don't have to worry about hubby or son taking off with them, because they're pink! Yes, I said pink tools!

I received the Garden Bucket set and Tomboy Traveler set for my review. The Garden Bucket was quickly claimed by M, the youngest-she loves to garden, and always enjoys the planting, caring, and gathering in her bounty. 

As of yet, it's still a bit too cold for her to plant (would you believe we had snow and hail a couple days ago?), but she did use the garden snips already to trim our rose bushes that look on the verge of death, but always grow back over the spring and summer.

The Garden Bucket set comes with a 2-gallon bucket, a transplanting shovel, cultivator, gloves that have a rubber grip, and knee pads. This would be the perfect Mother's Day gift for any mom who loves to garden!

The Tomboy Traveler is a set that I claimed for myself (although I have had some children borrowing various tools-and  make sure they bring them right back!). The kit includes a magnetic head hammer, 16' tape measure, multi-bit ratchet screwdriver, pliers, quick changing utility knife, torpedo level, rubber grip gloves, safety glasses, sanding block and carpenter's pencil, all stored in a zipper-closure wide-mouth canvas bag. 

Seriously, I love these tools! I have used them so many times for something as simple as hanging a picture or fastening down our landscaping fabric, to building a new piece of furniture or measuring our dojang floor for matting.

As you can see, Tomboy Tools were quite the hit with the girls in our family. We love that they're "girly" and chic, making you feel feminine even while working, and of course, not having to worry about the guys taking off with your tools is the best! Check out Tomboy Tools today, and see if you don't fall in love with their one-of-a-kind pink tools!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Custom Canvas Printing-Cheap!

Finding a quality service that is low-cost can be difficult, no matter what field you're looking in. We have several birthdays (not to mention Mother's Day) coming up in the next month or so, and shopping for gifts has been a big event, as I'm sure you can imagine. I love giving unique gifts, and custom gifts, so when I discovered CanvasChamp, I knew it would be a perfect gift idea. Hint:Everyone who still needs a Mother's Day Gift; instead of those oh-so-boring flowers and chocolates, why not get mom a custom canvas print?!

I received a 16x20 canvas print for review. The very first thing I noticed when receiving the package, is how well the print is packed for shipping! I unwrapped a layer of plastic wrap, then cardboard, then another layer of plastic shrink wrap. Be assured, your print will not get damaged in shipment when you order from CanvasChamp! I think it's the best packing job of any canvas or photo site I've ordered from. 

Once I uncovered all those layers of packing, I discovered my canvas. It came on a thin gallery wrap frame so it's all ready to hang, and the frame is very sturdy. Not one of those flimsy, this-will-break-if-it-gets-knocked-off-the-wall kind of things (yes, I have one of those, that I purchased through a pretty big-name company). It also includes the mounting pieces, and clear instructions so you can easily and properly hang your canvas.

Now, the print itself-is amazing! The colors are so clear and natural, you feel as if you're literally standing in the picture! I am excited about giving this to my parents for them to enjoy; a picture we took this past fall, that they will love to show off by hanging in the living room or dining room, I know.

So, if you're looking for a gift for Mother's Day, have a birthday coming up soon, or just have a special memory/picture you'd like to hang on your wall, I recommend CanvasChamp-it's low cost, it's quality, and it's fast!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Freshly Picked Moccasins For Toddlers! #Giveaway

I am so in love with this company and their adorable products! For anyone who has not heard of the company Freshly Picked, let me share a little background... 
In 2009, Susan Petersen began making baby moccasins after getting frustrated with the lack of well-made children's shoes. Using a bag of scrap leather, and testing her designs on her second child Gus, the Freshly Picked brand was born. Now, when you're looking for adorable moccasins that will stay on your child's feet, and add an extra layer of cuteness to your little one, you know exactly where to look-Freshly Picked, of course!

I received a pair of the Frosted Rose Moccasins for review. Now, I don't have a little one small enough to wear any of these moccasins, so I checked them out myself, and now I'll be sending them to a friend's little girl to enjoy. So, please excuse the lack of a little one actually wearing the moccasins in the pictures! (I did have fun with the photo shoot, though :). 

Anyways, let me tell you what I think about Freshly Picked moccasins. First off, they are adorable. I know I've already said it a few times, but they are just so cute! The style, the color, the design...the combination of all these makes the Freshly Picked moccasins the absolutely cutest footwear I've ever seen for babies and children.  I also like the elastic, that ensure the moccasins will stay on your child's feet.

Of course comfort is more important than looks when it comes to your child's footwear, and while I haven't been able to "test drive" these on a little girl, they do look very comfortable. The leather is very soft and pliable, not stiff or rigid. The moccasin will move with your child's foot, not against it, and I am very sure that any little boy or girl would enjoy styling these moccasins! They also seem very durable, so you don't have to worry about the moccasins falling apart after a couple wears. I will be keeping Freshly Picked in mind for all my friends' baby showers and such from now on, as these would make the perfect gift for any new parent! 

One of my readers will receive a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins in their choice of color and size (based on availability)!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

GMO-Free Oral Care from Coldstream Naturals

Hey all, are you familiar with the GMO labeling battle? I'll be honest, I don't keep up much with these things, but I have heard a little bit about it. Basically, for those unfamiliar, GMO's are genetically modified organisms, and can include anything from your fruits and veggies to health care products. Did you know that over 50 countries have significant restrictions, and some even have outright bans, on GMO products? Yet in the US right now, companies are not required to even label their GMO products as such! The only way you can be assured that you are not using a GMO is by purchasing products with the USDA Organic seal. One such company is Coldstream Naturals, an oral care company that is completely GMO free.

I received the Purely Peppermint Organic Mouthwash and Organic Tooth Cream for review from Coldstream Naturals. Both of them, while having a distinct and fresh mint flavor, are not that overly strong, distasteful peppermint. You know the kind that burns your tongue, and leaves you needing to rinse your mouth out afterwards? I love using both products morning and evening; they leave my mouth feeling clean and fresh, with a nice minty breath. 

The organic tooth cream doesn't foam up like most toothpastes do, but it does get the job done. It cleans and polishes your teeth, and also cleanses the gums (a very important part of oral care that is often overlooked). These are the only non-GMO mouthwash and tooth cream in the country, and when you read the ingredient list, you can see the difference. Organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, organic peppermint oil, cinnamon bark oil, stevia and sodium bicarbonate are some of the ingredients. What a difference from your average oral care products! If you want to feel safe while caring for your teeth and gums, I suggest you try Coldstream Naturals-the only GMO-free oral care products in the USA!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cleaning Made Easy With The SteamMachine!

How would you like a dual-purpose tool for your home that cleans and sanitizes practically any hard surface-from floors and counters to bbq grills and stovetops-and removes wallpaper?! Sounds too good to be true, right? A single machine that will peel that old wallpaper off, and the next day can be used to clean and/or disinfect your kitchen, bathroom, and grill? Yes, it's true-the machine you've been looking for all these years is called the SteamMachine, brought to you by HomeRight!

I received the SteamMachine for review, and let me tell you-my first though was exactly what I mentioned, this has got be too good to be true! Upon arrival and use though, I discovered that it works perfectly, and makes cleaning so much easier and faster. I'll be honest, I haven't used it for removing wallpaper at all-we don't have wallpaper in most of our house, and haven't needed to replace any recently. However, when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing, this is the perfect tool.

The SteamMachine comes with a multitude of accessories and add-ons to customize for whatever you need. Whether it's a small brush to get a hard-to-reach area behind the toilet, or a larger cleaning surface for big areas like the kitchen floor, you can utilize the SteamMachine for anything and everything.

Our kitchen and bathroom both have some hard-to-reach areas (under the dishwasher, behind the get the idea) that the SteamMachine makes so much easier to clean! I'm also planning on getting quite a bit of use out of it for cleaning our grill, now that we finally have warmer weather to bbq! The children always dread the "Whose turn is it to clean the grill?" question after a bbq, but now cleanup will be a snap!

So, have you decided you need a SteamMachine yet? Believe me, this little machine will change the way you clean, and how long you clean! No more scrubbing on hands and knees to get that spot under the counter, or getting frustrated when that stubborn spot on your stove won't come off. Just turn on the SteamMachine and you're good to go!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

IRS Problems: Get Help From A Qualified Attorney

There are many reasons to contact a law professional. If you have found yourself in a sticky situation with the IRS, whether you got yourself there with some not-so-great decisions or you are there through no fault of your own, having the assistance of one who knows and understands the law is imperative. You can contact Mutual Law Group or any other quality professional law group to help you with many of life's curve balls.
IRS Wage Garnishments
The worst thing in life is to have your freedom or control of your own life and finances taken away from you. If you have found yourself in a situation where the IRS is garnishing your wages, or they have threatened to do so, don't try to navigate the world of garnishments on your own. A tax attorney in Sacramento, CA, can help you stop the IRS wage garnishments, quickly resolve your tax problems, and protect and save your hard-earned paycheck.
Bank Levy
Another tactic of the IRS to gain control of your money, a bank levy is the most common way the IRS takes control of your finances to gain money. A bank levy is when your assets and bank accounts are seized to garner payment for a debt owed to the IRS. With the help of an attorney specializing in IRS issues, you can quickly complete and submit paperwork to release your bank account and work out a repayment plan with the IRS.
Offer in Compromise
Mutual Law Group or other such IRS law professionals can help you work out a fair and reasonable solution to satisfy the demands of the IRS. Many times your attorney can work out an offer in compromise with the IRS, where the government consents to take a settlement that is less than the debt you owe, in exchange for your agreement to fully pay the debt in question. By doing this, you will have your freedom back and the government will be paid the debt they are owed and will be satisfied with your efforts. No matter the situation, you deserve to have the peace that comes with knowing that your debt is paid and you will not have to worry about the IRS seizing your assets or garnishing your paycheck.

Highlight Your Dog Breed With iLeesh

I love it! This product is such a great way to advertise your love for your dog everywhere you go. I have never heard of a leash like this before, so I will certainly be checking it out. 

Hey neighbors!

I received a Retractable leash from iLeesh.  Now you may be wondering what is so special about a retractable leash, well, mine has I (heart) MY SHETLAND SHEEPDOG with a pictures of a shetland Sheepdog. 

As you have seen in the recent pet reviews, we have Shelties, short for Shetland Sheepdog.  Many people mistakenly call them miniature Collies because they so resemble a small Collie, but they are a breed apart from Collies. 

My iLeesh is pink and white and is totally perfect for walking our Shelties.  It is a medium, which is 16 ft. with a maximum weight of 44 lbs.  I really like that the iLeesh has the nylon belt the full length.  It is not nylon belt for a foot and the rest a cord.  The iLeesh releases and retracts as you walk your dog.  If you need to stop them, or you want to keep them on a shorter leash, use the button on top of the handle.  It will lock the leash into position, then simply press it to release the leash.

The iLeesh comes in 3 colors, black, fucshia (pink), or blue.  It is $24.99 on their website.  They have several breeds to choose from.  If you like breed specific items, be sure to check out their shop as they also carry pillows, t-shirts, key chains and other items.

Now iLeesh also sent us a pink bone shaped pick-up baggie holder with a clip, to make picking up after your dog easy.  We are going to give this to one of our readers.  Sorry, to those of you that have a male dog, or prefer blue, pink it is!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a super weekend.  See you on Monday!

Ozeri Digital Bathroom Scale #SpruceUpSpring

This is certainly something I could use for our bathroom...somehow it seems like all our scales end up getting out of whack and adding or taking away a few pounds within a few months of purchase. I love the alarm feature too...but I'm getting ahead of the review here. :) I'll let PI Of Products tell you all about it!

Today I have another product for our Sprucing for Spring event.  This one is from Ozeri, and is actually for your bathroom!  Introducing...

Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Dial

When this arrived my dad actually decided that he wanted it, so it is now in his room!  After getting it set up we stepped unto it a couple of times (no tapping/stepping on/off is necessary), and then it started taking correct weight measurements.  My dad often forgets to weigh himself so he loves the feature of the built-in alarm that reminds him at the same time daily.  I also noticed that is very lightweight which is a plus for us as our last scale was pretty heavy.  

"Ozeri is a specialty manufacturer of digital lifestyle products for the modern home.  Ozeri began as a supplier to the destination club industry, fractional residences, timeshares, and condo hotel apartments.  Ozeri products are found in vacation residences that span the globe, from majestic European estates, luxurious desert spa resorts, and private tropical resorts.  Ozeri products are of a pedigree for ultra-luxury markets we serve, where five-star residences are matched with the finest kitchen, bath, entertainment, and personal amenities.  We incorporate award winning designs, innovative materials, and durable construction for long product satisfaction."

The LCD and dial are very easy to read (Electro-Mechanical LCD and dial lights up automatically on contact), and I also like that it turns off after a certain amount of time to save battery life.  This bathroom scale can weigh up to four hundred pounds.  I love the sleek modern and stylish design that would look great in any bathroom.  

So, the Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Dial is well worth purchasing.  You can purchase this on Amazon.  You can also Like Ozeri on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest news.  


Ozeri is a #1 Sprucing for Spring Product!


Revolutionize Your Kitchen With Frego! #Giveaway

Well, apparently our sprucing up for spring event is running at the perfect time, because we have been doing so much renovating and redecorating this past month! There's something about spring that just makes you want to organize, clean, and remake your entire home and yard. One of the areas we are focusing on is the kitchen. Our kitchen is on the small side, so we have to conserve space and make the most out of every inch. That means if we have items that don't get used much, they're donated to Goodwill. If we can find an item that has dual use, it's quickly added to our kitchen. So when I heard about Frego Food Storage containers, I was excited to learn more. 

Frego sent me one of their 2-Cup Square containers. This is not just your average food storage container, as I quickly discovered. The container is made of borosilicate glass, which apparently has a much wider range of temperature safety. The Frego containers are safe to use from temps of -40 to 465! I know you're thinking that glass containers wouldn't last long in a household with children, but again, Frego has you covered. The glass container is snugly wrapped in a silicone sleeve that offers better grip ability, and turns the glass into a virtually unbreakable container! Now, combine these 2 materials, and you have a storage container that is incredibly sturdy, easy to grasp and carry, and can be heated in the microwave without any trouble-the silicone prevents burnt fingers!

Additionally, the Frego containers come with a unique SoftSnap lid that provides a seal with both the glass and the silicone. It's airtight, which means your food won't spoil easily, and the lid is also see-through so you can see what's in the container without opening it. 

Frego Food Storage containers are perfect for storing leftovers or packing a lunch - anything from soup or salad to meatloaf and mashed potatoes. They are freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe, so they can be used anywhere, and cleaned in the dishwasher-no special care required! Now THAT'S what I call the perfect food storage container!

One of our readers will receive a Frego 2-Cup Square Container!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One-Of-A-Kind Wifi Baby Monitor from D-Link!!

I have to say, this is one of the neatest products I have seen in a long time, and as far as baby monitors-it definitely tops the list! D-Link introduced a brand new product back in January; a WiFi Baby Monitor. Believe me when I say that this is the ultimate baby monitor!

I received the WiFi Baby Monitor recently, and I am so impressed with all the features. Definitely a far cry from the monitors we had available just 10 or 12 years ago! First of all, this monitor is wifi enabled, so you can actually monitor your baby from anywhere. You can logon to the mydlink portal, and watch the monitor feed from anywhere in the world! I love the extra security that is built in though, so that you don't have to worry about anyone else being able to get access.

Wifi ability aside, this would still rank at the top of the list when it comes to baby monitors. This handy little must-have for your nursery will alert you to any sound or motion in the baby's room. If you're downstairs and baby wakes up and starts moving around in the crib, you will get an alert! You will also be notified if the room temperature becomes too hot or cold. And, if baby starts crying but you can't get there right away, you can soothe your little one via the 2-way audio on the monitor!

Another feature I really like is the night vision. Instead of seeing just dark shadows when it's dark in the nursery, the monitor automatically turns on the night vision, with infrared LEDs that allow you to see much better than a standard monitor ever did!

Additionally, the D-Link Wifi Baby Monitor has 5 lullabies built in, so you can calm baby with a gentle song. Also, the monitor includes a wall mount, so you can choose to either mount the monitor on the wall, or set it on the stand on a dresser in the nursery. The stand has a no-slip bottom, so you don't need to worry about it getting bumped off.

As you can see from all the features I've mentioned, the D-Link Wifi Baby Monitor is the best option you have for a monitor! Being able to check the monitor wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, having the night vision, 2-way audio, etc. makes this the best choice for any parent!