Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Grass Door Mat (Generic) Review




We are loving our faux grass mat in front of our door, it gives a slight retro feel which is something we like. We had decided it was finally time to retire our door mat of 10 years. It still looked ok, and definitely was more than functional, but was noticeably faded from years of sun and worn away in several spots. We were given the opportunity to review a plastic grass mat and among the sizes available, I selected the largest, which is 24x48. I am happy about the sizing as something smaller would have been much smaller than what would have fit the space. I never considered our front door area as larger than others, but a small mat would have looked silly in my opinion.

The mat arrived rolled up in a large box straight from Amazon. It was easy to unroll and set up within moments. It did take about 2-3 days for it to lay flat on the concrete porch, but was a beautiful mat from the start. It is a lovely bright "grass" green and brightens our aged, cracking concrete porch and front door area. We have have had it for a month and it has only minimal soiling. If it gets muddy or dirty, the company advises to spray it down or run it directly under water.

I did want to mention, that with most all the items that I review, it was sent to me complimentary for my opinion and review. I was not compensated for this post other than the item being sent to me for free. I always mention when an item is not up to par. A lot of the items I review are smaller company brands or generic. This mat does not appear to have a noticeable branding on it, but this does not affect my pinion of it. While generic items often do not have the quality, durability or workmanship of a well known brand that has been around for years, I find this mat functions and looks as nice as one of the bigger manufacture brand grass mats.










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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tinker Block Toys - Building Blocks Set (Safari) Review




I was sent another bristle comb set from the same company that I reviewed recently. In my previous review, I mentioned that these are very similar to the similar well known bristle block toys. This brand is "Tinker Blocks." I do find it slightly confusing as the name reminds me of Tinker toys which is a vintage toy that is quite different than these. This particular building set consists of 100 various shapes and styles of bristle blocks and 3 safari figures (1 man, a zebra and lion). The colors are bright and this toy keeps my almost 3 year old (an his 6 year old sister) happy for a good hour or more at a time. This set is very similar to the farm set that I reviewed, except for the figures. I like having the 2 sets of  blocks when 2 or more children are playing. I like that this set also has a reusable zippered tote bag for easy clean up and storage. This set does have 100 blocks, while the farm set has 150. Both children enjoy this toy and I love that there are no sounds or flashing lights.

I do notice that there is a bit of paint fume odor that takes a couple days to air out. The figures are not as nice quality as I would have liked. (same quality as the farm set). I do not have any issues with the bristle blocks. The pieces fit together flush and for now, there has not been any broken pieces after a month of normal play.  The wheels are by far the favorite for both children.  I would recommend doubling the amount of wheels in each bag.  We like this set and recommend it.  At the current price of under $20, it compares to similar items of other brands.










This was sent to me for review, and I was not compensated for this post (other than being sent the item complimentary for review purposes).


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