Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tools4Wisdom Planner Review


Tools4Wisdom Planner Review


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Organic Heating Pad Review


Organic Heating Pad Review



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rtgs Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor and Outdoor String Lights Review


Rtgs Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor and Outdoor String Lights Review





You may have already seen the review I did recently on the 20 LED light set.. I am such a fan of these string lights that I was super excited to check out the Rtgs Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor and Outdoor String Lights as well.

For this review I decided to make my daughter a light box.. we have an itching to buy some translucent magnetic tiles that she likes to play with at a local museum, and part of what makes those cool is that they place them on a light table. The tiles will glow!

I had a clear plastic shoe box just looking for a purpose, and I thought this could be it!

I took the box and filled it with these incredible lights.. I didnt get too fussy with the location and positioning just yet, since I know there is going to be a toddler carrying this box around for awhile.. But this is the gist of it... I have it sitting on a green quilt- so the green is not inside the box..


Those lights are so incredibly bright. 

I taped a piece of drawing paper on the underside of the lid to give it a not so see through appearance.. 

Easy!


It is much more impressive in person, I promise.. but basically we have a nice little portable light box that she can use for drawing, the blocks, or other fun projects.

These lights are rated to last quite some time with decent batteries. Ours are still going, and we have been playing with this quite a bit. We also have a quick nightlight in the event of outages from our summer monsoons.. MAN we are getting a bunch this year!

Rtgs Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor and Outdoor String Lights have a timer function!! You can turn them on at a certain time and they will turn on at the same time tomorrow and stay on for 6 hours!!!

The lights are great for all kinds of projects. If you need to decorate a space without power, these are going to be excellent.. they are so versatile!

They don't get hot, they don't have nasty little bulbs to break and they are going to store in a tiny little box if that is what we decide.. 

They can be used indoors and outdoors.. for parties, they would be incredible!  We only have on plug in our back yard so if we want lights back there, there is never enough juice.. these lights can be placed on trees, on a table, on a porch umbrella.. Endless ideas!

Somehow, I think my daughter is going to get these, and I am never going to be able to use them for MY projects.. 

Thanks so much to RTGS for another great set of lights to try!


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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Make Your Own Almond Milk and Nut Milk Bag Review



Make Your Own Almond Milk and Nut Milk Bag Review







My daughter loves almond milk so I thought it would be a great idea to try the Homemade Nut Millk Bag sold by Everyday Kitchen.



I had a recipe stashed away from Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl.. To be honest, I wanted to do this a few weeks ago, but my daughter has had a virus and wasn't eating or drinking fluids normally up until recently, so I wanted to wait to try something new with her. 

Here is the recipe:


Home Made Almond Milk


1.5 cups of almonds
4 cups of water
2 tbs honey
a splash of vanilla


I soaked the almonds in water overnight in a closed container in the fridge. 



The next day I dumped that water, placed the almonds, honey and vanilla into my blender and whizzed it up, gradually adding the 4 cups of new water to blend it.




Once it was a fine fine puree, I got the jar and Homemade Nut Millk Bag prepped. I had chosen to use a jar that had a narrowing at the top. 



This may have been a bad idea.. I WAS very pleased that I was using this particular Homemade Nut Millk Bag though, as the string came in handy..



You see, once you start dumping that puree into that bag, it gets heavy! I had it suspended in the jar, and the string held it in their perfectly.. 

The issue I had, was that once the liquid started rising in the jar, it got as high as the bag! HA! I tried to pull it out and the almond meal was all bunched up in the bottom.

The good part was that as I squeezed it up, a lot of new almond milk got squished out.. the problem was that not all of that went into the jar. OH BOY!














I still had more milk in that bag.. so I ended up tying the string on the cupboard's knob and suspended the bag over the jar.. 


Yes- I was doing it all wrong.. but in the end, the recipe came out alright.. and that bag was really a great performer. It is sturdy, easily washable and I just hung it up to dry. 


Here is the almond meal that remained- you can bake it dry and use it in other recipes!

If you care to blunder through a recipe, it is important to use great tools that help you succeed in spite of yourself!

There are many recipes on my Pinterest board... juices, nut milk combos.. There are so many ways to use this bag!

The Homemade Nut Millk Bag is available on Amazon, and the price is right... making your own almond or other nut milk is a breeze once you figure out what NOT to do like I did.. 




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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Refresh Therapy Lactic Acid 10% Peel Review








Wow- is all I can say on this Refresh Therapy Lactic Acid Serum.




I have been using it for a few weeks now, and it seems to me that instantly I have noticed that my skin looks brighter. 

My pores are smaller, and my skin is super soft. (SUPER soft)

If you look up lactic acid on the internet, you can discover in actual medical studies (not just advertisements) that it is one of the better acids to use on your face for instant and long lasting results. 


The study was looking at removing precancerous growths on the face and how well it penetrated the skin to eliminate the bad cells. 

That is not being promoted by the manufacturer of Refresh Therapy Lactic Acid Serum but the data is there!

I wasn't convinced until I tried this. 

BINGO! 

I was very excited about the results.

 I was able to leave it on for up to 3 minutes without any itching or burning. I found that 2 minutes was about the sweet spot for my skin. The results of leaving it on longer were not significant enough to let it burn.. lol.

This is a nice formulation as it is a lower percentage of lactic acid- less likely to burn your face and cause issues. I had no redness or itching at all.. just great results.


You don't want to use this more than once a week or so though. It can damage skin, and I am sure that like leaving it on longer- you don't get better results. The skin only regenerates so fast anyway..

Thanks so much to Refresh Therapy Lactic Acid Serum for letting me try this. I will be using it in my beauty routine from now on!



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.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights Review



Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights Review



I have to say, I am in love with the Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights. They are the perfect set of string lights for small projects, and have an incredible lifespan.

We have another larger set of lights to review as well, and I was really excited to have 2 sets to play with in total. 

The first set is this blue color and as you can see from this picture taken from my pathetic cell phone- the lights are really bright! I usually wouldn't get much of a picture at all in these conditions.. but my man is looking like a big Christmas tree all decorated!




Now don't worry- these bulbs are LED bulbs and are not hot. He was very comfy sitting there playing with them for some time. 

These are battery operated and extremely bright. He was testing them several nights in a row and they are still working! 

They are so small - you would not believe how bright they can be!

I have read that they are also called Starry String Lights or Fairy Lights so if you are thinking of picking a set of these up, that is another way to find projects for them. Pinterest is just loaded with projects that require these kinds of lights.


Here is a great one I found from a Sweet C's Designs website


fairy light decorations- perfect for weddings or outdoor parties! These are simple and easy to make- such a great idea!
http://sweetcsdesigns.com/make-a-fairy-light-jar-that-actually-works/

I will also add, that I love having them during power outages- we have enough light here for 2 solid days- and that is a great bonus! ( probably more like 4 nights)


The cost is low, and with a set of rechargeable batteries you could be using these for a long time. 


Thanks so much to the folks at Rtgs for letting us try the  Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights!


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.

Herb Theory Blood Glucose Formula Review


Herb Theory Blood Glucose Formula Review