Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ultrasonic Pest Control Repels Bugs, Mice, Mosquitos, & Cockroaches (6 pack)




It is officially winter. I am not happy about it, however, I love that it is Christmas time! The month of December goes by far too quickly. It is such a wonderful time. 

Now back to the "not so happy" part. It is winter and we live in a nearly 100-year-old house in a rural area. Our house is drafty and not sealed properly. We have the all-to-frequent unwanted visitor-intruder occasionally. I am terrified of mice. I cry. I am not kidding. My heart beats fast and I tremble. I have tried all types of methods for preventing and removing mice. I was sent another ultra-sonic device, however, I am not convinced it is working. I have these all over the house. Our home is less than 2000 square feet, and with about 10 of these plugged in, I see no difference. The brand I have for review today is a 6 pack and is currently on Amazon. I have used these for a month and have seen 2 small mice (at 2 separate times) in one month. It is just now getting very cold outside and they mice want inside. Although we keep our home clean, our walls and doorways and not as sealed tight as they need to be. Unfortunately, these have not worked for me. I realize that the manufacturer states (for this and other brands) that activity can actually increase for the first few weeks of use. (As they try to escape from the walls or inside the home.) I will still keep these plugged in as they at least give me some hope, however, my hope in these sonic type devices is fading promptly. I have tried numerous brands over the years. 

These were sent to me complimentary for my honest review and evaluation. 







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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sweet & Clean Organic Honey Oatmeal Soap Built by Bees Review





I like the ingredients in this honey oatmeal soap. It has a pretty honey scent and works well as a gentle face soap. It has a light but pleasant lather and I have used it with my natural sea sponge as a body wash. However, I think the oatmeal pieces are too rough. I would have liked the oatmeal to be ground up into an oatmeal powder or smaller, gentler pieces. When lathering in my hands, it is not very comfortable as the pieces are sharp. I have had this issue with other soaps that have oatmeal pieces as exfoliants. I only use natural and sulfate free soaps, so this one is great otherwise. 

This has simple, yet effective ingredients: honey, oatmeal, coconut oil, olive fruit oil, bran and palm oil. This is available to purchase on Amazon and the Built By Bees website. This was sent to me for my honest review. I like it but would like the oatmeal to not be so harsh when lathering the soap. 

















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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Royal Formula Argan Oil Hair Mask Review










  • Today's review will be quick as I tried the product and realized that it was not for me. If you normally use dimethicone/silicones in your hair, you may love this. :) 

    This was sent to me for my honest review. I was so excited to try it as I love Argan oil and natural ingredient hair masks. Sadly, I used this Royal Formula Argan Oil hair mask once before realizing it has dimethicone (silicone) in it. I do not use this specific ingredient on my hair as it coats the hair. The consistency of this hair mask is thick and creamy. I like how a little can go a long way, even with thick hair. Did my bleached blonde (dry, damaged) hair feel soft and silky after using this? Yes! However, silicone-based polymer ingredients coat the hair. Over time hair can look healthier than it really is. If the silicone was left out of this ingredient list, I would give this product a second look. I like the hydrolyzed silk in this product, which assists with slip, detangling, moisture, and strength.

    The fragrance is pleasant (reminds me of high-end salon products) but definitely smells synthetic and strong. I would have liked a more natural scent such as rosewater, rose essential oil, sandalwood oil, or lavender essential oil. Peppermint essential oil would have been an option as well to assist with getting blood flow moving in the scalp. I am dissatisfied that Argan Oil is listed towards the bottom of the ingredients in the jar. Sadly, after looking at the ingredient list, this is not 100% natural. It is listed as 100% organic. I love that it is made in the USA and cruelty-free. It is mostly natural (which is still better than a lot of products on the market.)





    Here are some of the ingredients: (the ones I was excited about)

    Ingredients: 

    Hair Restorative Ingredient # 1: Pure Argan Oil 
    Native to Morocco, Argan Oil is often called "liquid gold" 100% Pure Argan Oil absorbs quickly to soften and smooth dry skin and hair. It controls frizz and replenishes moisture to help restore hair's natural more youthful-looking shine.


    Hair Restorative Ingredient # 2: Hydrolyzed Silk 
    Hydrolyzed from pure silk fibers, silk amino acids have a low molecular weight which gives much deeper penetrating and moisturizing effects to the hair follicle and scalp.


    Hair Restorative Ingredient # 3: Almond Oils
    Almond oils are rich in vital hair follicle restorative nutrients and minerals. These all natural oils help condition and repair hair elasticity and control hair loss. 


    Hair Restorative Ingredient # 4: Pro-Vitamin B-5 
    Vitamin B-5, or Panothenic acid, is an essential vitamin for hair growth and health and improves the appearance and elasticity of hair. Aids in preventing hair loss and may add more volume and body to hair.


    Directions (from the manufacturer)
    Wash hair. Towel-dry clean shampooed hair. Apply a generous amount of mask to hair. Use your hands and fingers to evenly distribute mask through hair from root to tip. Comb through hair; leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Rinse, dry as usual, style hair. For best results, use 1-2 times per week.


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

FUNERICA Take-A-Part Toy Fire Truck Review


My son is 3 1/2 and is obsessed with anything car or truck related. I am excited to share with you a hidden gem on Amazon. It is currently listed at less than $15 and on Prime shipping. Christmas is almost here and with so many on your list and so many toys to buy, why not buy something well made, fun, educational and budget-friendly? I was sent this for review, however, I only accept review item that looks promising upfront. If something does not fit into my family or reader's needs I pass on it. I also pass on a lot of items that are simply not well made. It is often easy to see if an item is going to be poorly made, but sometimes it is not easy to see, and I end up testing a product that is absolutely not ideal for my family and it not worth purchasing.

I have a toy for review today that I am impressed with. It does not light up and it does not make noises, (those are both bonuses as I like toys that the child can make their own imaginative noises). This is a firetruck by Funerica. I was not sure it was a firetruck until I read the description on Amazon. It really could be any type of construction or helper truck. This truck is colorful and well made. It also did not have any chemical odor! I like this toy because it not only is an awesome truck, but it can be taken apart with the included tools! My 3 1/2-year-old is going to go crazy for this one!








I love the 5 people that are included. I would like to find more of these from this company. The figures are well detailed and fun. They move easily and can be taken along as a toy to keep a young child occupied (and quietly sitting in their seat ) at the doctor's office, church, or grocery cart. My 6 1/2-year-old daughter will enjoy this as well. There are 2 girl figures and one is a princess!

I absolutely was impressed with this toy and look forward to seeing what else this company has available. This is fun and educational! Children can develop and improve their motor and building skills. This has a total of 33 pieces. I would recommend that the truck and nuts/bolts are played with away from toddlers and babies. There are some really small parts to this toy.

I give this a 5/5 and recommend it highly. The packaging is underwhelming and if this was in a store, I might pass it up. But the toy inside the box is amazing! Christmas is coming and this is an awesome price right now!




This was sent to me complimentary for an honest review.

Product Characteristics:

• Top-quality materials & non-toxic colors

• 33 colorful pieces

• 5 toy figures

Take Apart Truck is the perfect idea for Gifts, Birthday Presents, Holiday Gifts, etc.



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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wicks Studio Pumpkin Chai 10oz soy Candle Review


I love candles. They can change (for the better) my mood depending on the fragrance. Baked goods put me in a relaxed, almost cuddly, sleepy mood and citrus, lavender, lemongrass, or clean laundry fragrances wake me up and energize me. No matter the fragrance, I am always in a happier mood when a candle is burning. The flicker and whispery crackle is calming.

Now that it is cooler weather, and I am warming up with hot beverages in the evening, I enjoy sipping on a delicious drink while a candle is burning. I work late into the evening on the computer and take advantage of the quieter moments to myself when the 3 littles are in bed and not chasing each other in our tiny home. :) This is my time to unwind.

I was sent a soy candle for review from a company called Wicks Studio. It was shipped to me secured in a large box with lots of packing peanuts! I was impressed with the care that was taken to ensure my candle's safe arrival.




The Wicks Studio candle is visually appealing and classy. It is in a 10 oz glass jar and has a beautiful wooden lid.  This candle is soy and uses eco-friendly wooden wicks. I was sent the Pumpkin Chai. The company also makes bath and body products, aromatherapy, and has a selection of essential oils. The website is user-friendly and colorful. I like how it is organized by fragrance type, season and month. Check out their Fragrance Finder if you need help finding the perfect scent for you, or a loved one.

Here is a description of this delicious fragrance to entice you:

The perfect blending of pumpkin pie spices and chai tea. Top notes of cinnamon bark and nutmeg are followed with a robust body of fresh green tea; finished off with the aroma of creamy soy milk. 


Followed by Scents of the Fall Harvest come alive with this Buttery, Sweet Cream, Pumpkin Pie, rich with the spices of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves & Ginger.

https://wicksstudio.com/pumpkin-chai-10oz-country-comfort-soy-candle.html


This soy wax candle is safe for those with allergies, as there are no chemicals or toxins. Only high-quality fragrance oils are used.  I love how the company suggests reusing the glass container! I always do that with all my glass jars, even our jars from our tomato sauces.

I like this candle and am excited to find out what other fragrances are available. I did have some experiences where one of the wicks would burn out after the first 3 to 5 minutes. I only had this issue 2 or 3 times total in the last month. I would simply re-light the wick without further issues. I also noticed a small amount of black soot on the side of the glass jar on the inside rim. I still have less soot and smoke with soy wax candles than non-soy candles. Breathing is easier with soy wax candles.

This was sent to me for review, however, this is my own experience. I only provide my honest opinion.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wine Chuckle Dish Butler - Dishwasher Magnet Indicator Review








Who uses their dishwasher every day? We certainly do. We also have little kids that love to open and close the dishwasher on their own. They often add soiled items to it when the washer is actually clean. This can be frustrating. We were sent a little magnet that labels the dishwasher as clean or dirty. We love the retro-styled butler graphic. He is really cute and the magnet is very strong! You flip him over depending on whether the dishes are clean or dirty! My kids are young, so it is a fun task for them to ensure the magnet is flipped accordingly. He is a little less than 3x3 inches. This is from the company, WineChuckle. You can find him on Amazon. I would have liked him to have been completed plastic as I worry that the sticker portion will wear on the edges over time from any steam moisture that might get on the magnet. I have had this a month with no signs of wear. 








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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Solar Powered Light Jar By Solar Serenity Review



I have always wanted to make a Pinterest-worthy Mason jar porch light. Actually, have wanted to make about six of them and have three on each side of the front porch. I consider myself a crafty person, but free time is not always available when you are a stay at home mommy to three young children and you work from home part-time. I was sent a mason jar lantern that is solar powered with four led lights. I figured I would give it a try, and if I loved it, I might invest in some for our porch. I looked at the price and figured, these jar lights by Serenity must be some awesome ones as the current sale price was a steep $25, and if I was going to have six, I would need them to be sturdy and work perfectly for years.









Unfortunately, this is not my dream mason jar lantern. This one looks nice hanging on our shepherds hook on the back porch, and gives a lovely country cottage charm, but it does not give off a consistent illumination at night. There is a magnet on top that you connect which turns the led light on. The four leds charge during the day when the switch is set to the off position. I would forget to turn the switch off, and the next morning, the lantern would not charge in the sun. When the following night would come, the led is worn out and faint or completely dark. I was only able to get them to glow when I charged it outside with the magnet in the off position to save the solar battery, then went outside later that evening to connect the magnet. I am unable to remember to keep turning it on and off. I would have liked it to be able to charge all day and then come on automatically when it is dark outside.

The Solar Serenity Jar is on Amazon. It is a lovely lantern and very attractive to look at, but I had to flip the magnet switch on each time I wanted to use it. I need something that I can leave out all day in the sun and have it illuminate in the evening without having to remember to flip the switch on and off each day. I would suggest this lantern as a temporary use item and not for extended, daily use. 

This was sent to me for review. I like the idea of it, but it does not fit our needs. I would suggest it for a temporary outside party or to use inside a sunny window. It was difficult for me to remember to flip the switch each day. I wanted to use this one to illuminate our back porch step. We live out in the country and do not use our porch light as it attracts scary looking bugs and flying insects to our back door (and inside our home). I was hoping this would charge during the day and then automatically turn on so it would be waiting for us when we would come home on late evenings.  

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Green Gobbler Pure Cold Pressed ORANGE OIL Concentrate - 22 oz Review



I like using natural based cleaners and household products. I especially love essential oils and cleaning products made from citrus oils. I have made my own orange oil in the past with clementine and regular orange peels simmering on the stove, but it is nice to have a ready-made concentration on hand. I was sent Green Gobbler Concentrate in the 22 oz size for review. 








According to the company, the orange oil used in this product is collected from the citrus peel during juice extraction and no heat is used during this process. This product contains over 90% D-Limonene which is an effective cleaner. It can act as an effective, biodegradable solvent and degreaser. Similar to how I simmer my oranges for a few hours on the stove, this product is extracted from the peel of oranges. I heat my orange peels, but this company does not use heat. This product is 100% natural and environmentally friendly. I love that it is made in the USA! It has a scent that is clean and does not bother my breathing. 

The company describes it as non-toxic, but please exercise caution around young children. I want to mention that the Amazon listing (and possibly other websites) lists this as food grade, but do not assume that it is, and I would not refer to it as safe to accidentally or purposefully ingest. The seller commented on the Amazon listing, "We are not a food grade facility. This product is NOT made to be consumed." Please be careful if using on toys that would be put into the mouth of a small child. I personally would not recommend it for baby/toddler toys. I used this to remove (significantly lighten) black marker from the face of my 3 1/2-year-old son's Superman Barbie, but he has long been out of the stage of toy chewing. The black mark was much darker before I snapped the photo, but I was halfway through removing the black mark when I realized I needed to photograph the removal. The Green Gobbler was able to lighten the marker on the doll and did not leave any sticky residue or discoloration. I recommend it for crayon marks as well. :) I have added some crayon masterpieces from overly excited, deep-in-concentration coloring. I do not allow the children to make crayon doodles on the table, walls or furniture, but often the 3-year-old does not stay on the paper. Please note, that the majority of our crayons are the non-washable kind, and crayon marks need more scrubbing than with the Crayola washable ones. We like the organization of our yellow crayon storage center, and so we often deal with scrubbing. The Green Gobbler was able to get the majority of marks (with scrubbing). We will need to apply it a few more times before the surface is completely clear. 















The manufacturer says that some of the many uses include:

Window Cleaner, Kitchen and Bathroom countertops, Floors, Sinks, Bathtubs, Showers, Toilets, Carpets, Jewelry, Stove Tops, Upholstery, Ovens, Grills, Exhaust Hoods, Tape/Glue residue, Driveway Oil Spots, Drain lines, Air Freshener, etc

Please note, that I personally have only used it for cleaning sticky or soiled surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom and on marks such as marker and crayon. It has a fresh and pleasant smell that can freshen the air when used on a surface, but I would not recommend spraying it in the air randomly as an air-freshener. I use Pure Citrus air freshener for making our home smell nice. 

I like using Green Gobbler for cleaning the greasy and food splattered stove after cooking on the stove. I do not have any before and after pictures, as meal preparation times are pretty hectic around here in a small kitchen with 3 small children either underfoot or constantly reminding us they are hungry. :) We generally clean up messes as we go when cooking. 

I like that this is concentrated and you mix the exact amount you need with water, based on the level of cleaning you will need. The side of the bottle provides recommendations. We used the medium level of concentration. This is the amount we have used after a month of daily use. We like this product and use it daily. *This was sent to me complimentary for review. This is my own experience with the product.




Directions: Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 95% Cold pressed orange oil, 5%emulsifier.




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