6/4/18

Brilliant Children’s Presents at Wicked Uncle

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Finding brilliant toys for children just got a whole lot easier! WickedUncle.com is the home of Brilliant Children’s Presents. More than just a toy store, it’s a gift-finding service, designed not just with parents in mind, but uncles, aunts, and grandparents too. Hence the name - Wicked Uncle. Hundreds of wicked cool games, toys, gifts, and treats are just a few clicks away!
I have a brand new granddaughter, who is brilliant and beautiful, so it's important to me to make sure the toys I send her are developmentally appropriate and offer her opportunities to learn and grow. I am delighted with the toys I found for her age group by using the age category - the Rotating Music Box and the Penguin Musical Wobbler. Each offers several activities that will encourage her to reach, grasp, listen, look, and interact.
You can also search through these wonderful toys by gender or by using fun and quirky categories - are you shopping for a Brainiac or an Adventurer? They offer a huge selection of fantastic presents for babies, children, and teens, plus Wicked Uncle has a selection of colorful gift wrap. There’s also an option to choose a handwritten card to be sent along with your gift for that personal touch. This is especially helpful when you're sending gifts to children who live out of state!
Opting in to the Wicked Uncle reminder service means receiving email reminders in good time for every birthday with list of awesome suggestions for age-appropriate gifts each year. You need never miss a birthday again – prepare to be promoted to Best Relative! The quality of these toys is amazing and my granddaughter will get many hours of enjoyment from Wicked Uncle toys. I know where I'll be shopping for upcoming birthdays!
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5/22/18

Stylish Comfortable Spring Footwear from Waldlaufer

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Now that I am working part time at our local post office, I'm on my feet for nearly five solid hours each day. Comfortable footwear is now a priority for me! I've been wearing the Waldlaufer Jill Henni T-Strap shoes in gray for several days in a row and I love them so much.
These shoes are so well constructed, with peekaboo cutouts that keep my feet cool, luxurious soft nubuck leather uppers that hug my feet, and a textured rubber sole that keeps me from sliding across the post office floors. They are super easy to slip on, with a single velcro closure strap.
To provide the ultimate in comfort, Waldlaufer added a soft cushioned footbed insole to their Jill Henni T-Straps. They fit perfectly around my foot, secure enough to give me full support, and there is no rubbing at my heels.
Waldlaufer shoes look great with my work slacks, my blue jeans, and even with skirts and shorts. They are both dressy and casual, and can be worn with or without socks. I adore the gray color, but they also come in red if you want to make a bolder fashion statement.
Waldlaufer shoes are made to last, with high quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship. I've owned several different pairs of their shoes over the years and they hold up beautifully to the many hours I spend on my feet.
The T-Strap style is one of my favorites for spring and summer. Since I wear an official postal service uniform to work, it's one little way I can still infuse some fashion into my work day. Waldlaufer has dozens of new styles for spring!
Visit www.waldlaufer.com for stylish and comfortable footwear for spring and summer. Don't miss their cute sandal collection. You can browse their selection of shoes for both women and men. Shop today, before your favorite style sells out!

5/16/18

Weighting Comforts Weighted Blanket #review

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When I was working as an early childhood teacher, I was aware of the concept of weighted blankets that helped young children settle down and sleep, especially those with ADD and ADHD. Since receiving a weighted blanket from Weighting Comforts, I've learned they are also extremely beneficial for adults. Weighted blankets can help people with anxious feelings or panic symptoms, stress and tension, insomnia, peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms, PTSD, restless leg syndrome, sleep disorders, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, Asperger and Autism, and sensory disorders.
Weighting Comforts sent me their twin-size flannel cotton weighted blanket in charcoal, which goes perfectly with my bedroom color scheme, and it's apparent immediately that this is a weighted blanket. It weighs 15 pounds, their most popular product weight, and in each quilted square of the blanket there are small, loose pellets that add the weight. The pellets are made from a PVC compound produced using FDA-approved, non-hazardous materials. The ideal blanket weight is generally 10% of your body weight.
A weighted blanket works like a deep tissue massage, releasing serotonin throughout your body to help you calm down and relax. I've recently started working a new part-time job, and when I lay down at night to sleep, I have so much new information rolling around in my brain that it is hard to settle down to sleep, plus I'm stressed out and end up dreaming about work. I am also exhausted and somewhat sore, and I find myself tossing and turning. When I received my Weighting Comforts blanket, I stretched out on the bed that day for an afternoon nap. It feels wonderful to lay under one of their blankets. I don't even remember falling asleep but when I woke up several hours later, I was fully rested and feeling great. I've been using it about a week now at night and it has helped me sleep much better!
Weighting Comforts weighted blankets come in lots of different fabrics, weights, and styles. Their website will walk you through choosing the best weighted blanket. Each blanket is perfectly sized for one person, so you can find the right blanket just for you. Their weighted blankets are machine washable and can tumble dry on low. I absolutely LOVE my Weighting Comforts weighted blanket! Order yours today!

4/19/18

Canvastry Custom Recipe Kitchen Towels for Mother's Day

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I've been doing product reviews for seven years and this is definitely one of my most favorite gift items ever! Canvastry.com has created a keepsake that is beautiful, meaningful, practical, and full of personality. They turn your favorite family recipe into an artistic kitchen towel that will complement any decor.
Even better, they will do it in your handwriting! This is such a fabulous idea! You could have your mom write out the recipe of whatever meal, appetizer, or dessert that is her specialty (or you could do it in your handwriting) and send it to Canvastry.com, and you'll get back a pretty kitchen towel that will forever capture it.
I decided upon Mom's 7-Layer Cookies, because it's a family-favorite recipe that she passed down to me, and I've made them every Christmas for my own kids. After writing out the recipe in my handwriting, I scanned it and uploaded it to Canvastry.com. There is even an option to add a fancy title to the towel, which I did.
Canvastry.com sent me my proof by email so I could confirm my recipe towel design, and in just a couple of days, my pretty recipe towel arrived right at my door. It is absolutely perfect! I chose the Natural Recipe Tea Towel which is slightly off-white, but it also comes in White, or you can choose White with Blue Stripes or White with Red Stripes.
The recipe tea towel is amazing! It's HUGE when it's all unfolded, but arrives perfectly folded with the recipe in the right spot for hanging on a shelf, on a towel bar, or placed on a tray. This recipe towel is so meaningful to me that I actually teared up thinking about my mom, and I hope someday my kids will do the same when they come across this towel.
We are nearly done with our 1888 farmhouse kitchen renovation, so you get a sneak peek at a few pictures of the kitchen before the big reveal. This Cavanstry.com Recipe Towel is the perfect farmhouse touch! I'm having trouble deciding exactly where I'm going to have it hang. I could hang it on the towel bar I made or I could hang it over the edge of the reclaimed wood shelves that I designed. What do you think?
Canvastry.com doesn't just create recipe towels! You can use your child's artwork or even your own design to create a lasting memory that looks beautiful in your kitchen. These kitchen towels can be used like any other kitchen towel, tossed in washer and dryer, and even ironed. What will you put on your new kitchen towel?
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4/16/18

Patio Shield Repeller - Attractive Solution to Biting Pests

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Here's hoping spring has finally arrived! I am so ready to sit out on my porch and enjoy some warm weather and sunshine. I've noticed the bees beginning to visit our dandelions, so I know the bugs are starting to come out of hiding. I'm ready for those pesky mosquitoes with my new Thermacell Patio Shield Repeller!
The Patio Shield Repeller looks a lot like a pillar candle so it fits into any decor. It comes in five colors - Greenery, Glacial Blue, Fiesta Red, Graphite, White - and creates a 15'x15' mosquito-free zone. It is silent, virtually odor-free, and has no open flame. It has a weather proof cap to protect it from weather elements and the cap nests under the product when you're using it.
It comes with a butane cartridge that goes inside underneath and three repellent mats, plus the Patio Shield offers on-board storage so you never have to hunt for a mat when it's time to change it out. I am always looking for great ways to keep those mosquitoes at bay and the Thermacell Patio Shield is the most attractive way to add protection to my home. Much better than a sticky spray on my skin!
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Essential Charms - Essential Oil Jewelry

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Mother's Day is coming up and your mom is going to love Essential Charms! This collection of essential oil diffuser jewelry can help any mom find her inner calm in the chaos of everyday life. Essential Charms offers beautiful bracelets, earrings, and necklaces made of beautiful stones and metals.
I chose the Earthly Comfort Lava Stones Bracelet to review. It features premium, semi-precious 12mm "Picture Stone" Jasper stones, three beige lava stones, and a custom stainless steel cube. The colors of the Jasper stones are stunning and I absolutely adore the lava stones. The bracelet comes in small or large, with a stretchy fit for maximum comfort, and the colors go with anything in my closet!
Throughout the world, "Picture Stone" Jasper is heralded for its deep connection to the Earth. It is known as a "protective stone" and is said to bring comfort to its bearer by reducing stress, anxiety, and fear. Combined with lava stones and Essential Oils, it is the perfect stone to keep you more in balance with nature, making it one of the most popular Essential Charms diffuser bracelets. I absolutely love mine!
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4/10/18

The BroBasket Ultimate Whiskey Sampler #DrinkableArrangements #brobasket

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He doesn't want a gift basket of flowers or bath products, but he will go crazy for The Ultimate Whiskey Sampler from The BroBasket! We have received lots of gift baskets over the years and I've never seen my husband more excited to get one than when The BroBasket appeared on our doorstep. His comment was, "Now THAT'S a gift!"
The Ultimate Whiskey Sampler is jam-packed with booze and snacks! Feed his love of whiskey with a bottle of Glenfarclas 12 year, a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red label, a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black label, a bottle of Glenlivet 12 year, a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year, a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, a bottle of Makers Mark Bourbon, a bottle of Woodford Reserve, a bottle of Bullet Bourbon, and a bottle of Knobb Creek.
These ten 50ml bottles are accompanied by two delectable Popcornopolis Gourmet Flavored Popcorn packages for his salty cravings and a bag of Brookside Chocolate covered treats with fruit flavored centers for his sweet cravings. There is even an 11oz BroBasket whiskey glass and a coaster so he can enjoy it the moment he opens it. And it all comes packaged in a reusable BroBasket tin!
The Ultimate Whiskey Sampler also includes a gift card so you can include a special message for the lucky guy who gets it. Ours arrived well-packaged and in perfect condition (and by "ours" I mean I hope my husband will share with me). If your guy prefers scotch, vodka, bourbon, tequila, rum, The BroBasket offers a wide variety of drinkable arrangements. They even have craft beer, domestic beer, and imported beer gifts.
The BroBasket is the perfect gift for any guy. Send one as a birthday or holiday gift, father's day gift, bachelor party or wedding gift, new dad gift, college graduation gift, get well gift, going away gift, or to celebrate any special occasion. There are even non-alcoholic (but still cool) gifts for guys. He doesn't want any more socks or ties. Check out www.thebrobasket.com for gifts he will truly enjoy!

3/15/18

Farberware Kitchen Essentials You Need Right Now

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Every kitchen needs good knives and Farberware knives are super sharp and can go right into the dishwasher without rusting! This Japanese Steel Cutlery Set comes with everything you need to slice, chop, dice, and cut. It comes in a beautiful wood block that looks amazing on any countertop and keeps all your knives handy for your kitchen creations.
The Farberware Knife Armor Set includes an 8” chef knife, an 8” bread knife, a 5” santoku knife, a 5.5” serrated utility knife, a 3.5” paring knife, and kitchen shears, plus six 4.5” steak knives to set out on your table for dinner. Farberware knives feature high carbon stainless steel blades for precision and long-lasting durability.
The ergonomically designed lightweight handles are comfortable for repetitive cutting and provide superior non-slip control even when wet. There is no substitute for a great set of knives! Using low quality knives puts your hands and fingers in danger. I love the grip that Farberware knives provide.
The Farberware Knife Armor Cutlery Set looks fabulous in my farmhouse kitchen and will go great with any decor. I love the compact design of the wood block since I have a small kitchen, and this wood block is about an inch smaller in width than my last set of Farberware knives. This is a great set!
I have seen the Farberware Food Huggers advertised but had never tried them, so I was excited to give them a try. With just two of us living in our home, we often use just part of fruits and vegetables when we're cooking. Food Huggers are a great way to save the other part without wasting plastic baggies.
They are so easy to use! Just press your cut fruit or vegetable into the Food Hugger and it simply hugs around the food to keep it fresh longer. They come in a set of four different sizes so you just choose the one that best fits your food.
Food Huggers are made from food safe, BPA-free silicone, plus they are dishwasher safe, making clean up quick and easy. But Food Huggers are not just for keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh after cutting!
They also fit over the top of glass jars, glass bottles, tin cans, aluminum cans, and more! Food Huggers will fit on any round store-bought food container plus they even work on mason jars (which I seem to be accumulating a lot of since my kitchen is a farmhouse theme).
I am totally sold on Food Huggers and they come in several great color arrays. Plus, each set of four costs under ten bucks. They are durable and will last for years to come, whereas I would have spent ten bucks on just two boxes of baggies that would be tossed within a couple months. Make your kitchen routine flow better and faster with great products from Farberware.
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