Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cor Surf's Surfing Panda Baby Onesie


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


If you are a Panda loving Surfer, you will love this baby onesie! But even if you're not, it is still a cute piece of clothing. Cor Surf made this adorable piece using artwork by Jonas Claesson, an Australian surf artist, printed on a soft 100% Cotton baby onesie, made in the USA.  

 
The artwork on this onesie is a cute little Surfing Panda Logo just as the pictures show. The quality seems to be great, and the fabric is soft for baby to be comfortable in. You can pair this onesie with any pair of baby shorts, or just wear as is, perfect for a warm summer day. The fabric on this onesie is nice and stretchable for easy dressing, and it seems to run a bit bigger than the average size. The onesie can also be machine washed, just turn it inside out to keep the design lasting longer, and baby will enjoy it time after time.



   The Cor Surf Baby Onesie would be an adorable outfit for your baby to wear to the beach. It is available in sizes Newborn up to 24 months, and in the choice of your color: green, white, yellow, and blue like I received for this review. You can find it available for purchase on Amazon for $14.99 and free shipping on purchase over $35, or if you have Prime.You can also find more information and Cor Surf products at corsurf.com

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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gen-Teck Wireless Bluetooth QY8 Headphones With Built In Mic

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

   If you're going for a jog or just out and about, the Wireless Bluetooth QY8 Headphones are great for listening to music while on the go. The headphones have a built in microphone so they can be used with Bluetooth setup on your iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, Galaxy S6, S5, and Android Phones as well. And they make the perfect workout headphones, as they are sweat resistant so they can be used even in the most strenuous exercising! The ergonomic earbuds also have wind noise reduction, volume control, and a comfortable fit in the ears to make your music listening more enjoyable.

The headphones arrived in a nice compact box with two smaller boxes inside. One box holds the headphones, the other box has the cord and extra ear bud pieces. The headphones are easy to use once figured out, with just a quick press on the side. Then the side lights up in blue and red when the headphones are powered on, and they are ready to go! The pack comes with different size earbuds to fit specific ear sizes, so they are a comfortable fit. And they sit in the ear, ready to play! I gave these headphones to my husband and he loves them. He says they give off great quality sound.

The Wireless Bluetooth QY8 Headphones are great for those who are looking for a set of headphones that are sweat resistant, prefect for working out. With their built in microphone and working as a Bluetooth, these headphones do well when you need a hands free phone conversation! They would make a great gift for tech lovers, or anyone searching for a new pair of headphones.


You can find the Wireless Bluetooth QY8 Headphones available for purchase on Amazon on sale right now for $27.99 regular $59.99


I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Beautiful CZ Infinity Necklace


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


   The Infinity symbol implies forever love, friendship, and deep relationships that last a lifetime,
and with this beautiful necklace, you can wear your forever around your neck. The Infinity Necklace made by Rose Vila Jewelry is a beautiful gift you can give to to someone you love. The necklace is made of Alloy Metal and holds five Cubic Zirconian Diamonds on the Infinity Pendent. It hangs from
 a 17 inch chain, that closes with an easy open/close Lobster-Claw Clasp.


The CZ Infinity Necklace is a beautiful accessory for any occasion. It would make the perfect gift for birthdays, graduation, anniversaries, as a Mother's Day gift, and more! I love the meaning of an Infinity sign, a love that goes on and on. Though I personally would like the necklace a tiny bit shorter, it is a perfect length as it sits right on my chest, showing against my skin when I wear a V-neck. The CZ Diamonds sparkle magically against the pendent, without being overly glamorous. The pendant has a touch of fancy, yet it is a necklace you can wear everyday. It's an excellent accessory to add to my wardrobe! The pictures do not do it justice, it looks even more beautiful in person!!

You can find the CZ Infinity Necklace available for purchase on Amazon for $22.80 and it is available in a Gold or Silver Tone.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above at a discount using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only 
recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

   If you are looking for a warm and delicious morning breakfast treat to have on a cold day, you've got to try the Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake I found from Alexandra's Kitchen. This cake is so moist and comforting, with just a hint of lemon mixed in with the luscious bites of berry. And it's so easy to make, your family will love it!


To make the Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake, straight from Alexandra's Kitchen, 
you need the following ingredients:

  •  ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon
  • 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup buttermilk***

    * 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

    ** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

    *** "To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Fill cup with milk until it reaches the 1-cup line. Let stand for five minutes. Use only 1/2 cup of the prepared mixture for the recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour
  • Whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. 
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar- I use my 9"x11" casserole pan) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. 
  • Spread batter into pan. 
  • Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. 
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Or until done. 
  • Test with toothpick or butter knife, in center to see that it is thoroughly cooked through. 
  • Let Cool for a few.
  • ENJOY!!
This cake was fun to make, and came out amazingly moist. You can taste the rich golden Buttermilk and the crystallized sugar on the top. With the slight lemon, and mouth full of blueberries, this cake makes a really special breakfast treat. I've made it several times and my whole family has loved it every time. I've even made it using Lemon extract instead of Lemon zest, and it came out richer in lemon flavor, but still just as good. This will be a recipe I will make year after year. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Making Candies With The Gummy Bear Silicone Candy Mold


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

If you love Gummy Bears than this is the gift for you! You can make your own homemade Gummy Bears from the Comfort of your home! With this Gummy Bear Candy mold, you can make many bear shaped yummies. Whether it be gummies, chocolates, homemade vitamins, ice cubes, ect., you can save money and have a lot of fun making them.

   The Gummy Bear Silicone Candy Mold makes 50 normal size gummy bears and it comes with an easy fill dropper so you can drop liquid into the bear molds, without making too much of a mess. The Mold itself is made of FDA approved highly durable silicone that is free of Phthalates and BPA so you can feel safe using them time after time. Once you are finished making gummy bears, you can either handwash the molds, or toss them
in the dishwasher for an easy cleanup.

 
   Making Gummy Bears is perfect for parties, snacks for your children, or just fun to make for any season. My husband LOVE's eating Gummy Bears/Gummy Worms Frozen, so I thought it would be fun to make him homemade versions, even healthier ones using real fruits and veggies.
 

My first attempt at using the bear mold, I decided to freeze chocolate pudding. It was simple enough and the little bears came out adorable!! The only downfall was that the bears melted too quickly. It would work much better with chocolate. And even better with gummies! This will be so much fun for future parties, snacks, and just because treats. The little bears will also make adorable packed lunch surprises, hiding throughout. This is such a fun little mold, a great addition to my other fun food shaped items!
   
You can find the 50 Cavity Gummy Bear Silicone Candy Mold available for purchase on Amazon for $10.99 in the choice of the color blue or orange.


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recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Faith Builders Bible, NIrV- Perfect For Lego Lovers! - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) as a free sample.. All opinions my own. 


If you have a Lego Lover and want to teach them Bible Stories, The Faith Builders NIrV Bible is an excellent way to get them interested. Reading Bible Stories to your little one, while they get to build up a Lego scene to go with the story will peek their interest, and they will learn while having fun!

The Faith Builders Bible is a complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) children's Bible with books from Genesis to Revelations, that bears 9 point fonts, and 24 full color pages of Lego Illustrations that your child can build off of.

    I received this Bible for my son, as he loves anything Lego and I wanted to teach him stories of the Bible. I knew that it being Lego,
 he would be more apt to want to learn about the stories, and enjoy building creations to go with them. It made a fun Christmas gift for him! He saw the Lego's on the cover and was so happy to start looking through it. Lately, he has become interested in learning about all the history that the Bible holds, so it came at the perfect time. I really wish there were more Lego scenes to go along with each story though. I realize there are way too many storie for every single page to have a Lego scene, but I definitely feel this Bible needed more. Especially since it is a Bible aimed towards young children and Lego lovers. I also expected the font to be a bit bigger for children to have an easier time reading.

In the beginning of the book, there are pages with the "Building With The Books Of The Bible" and they have a tower of Lego blocks stacked, with each book of the Bible listed on a block. I thought this was a cute way to show all the books of the Bible, and conclude it with a Bible verse on the bottom:

 "We work together to serve God. You are like God's field. You are like His building. 
God has given me the grace to lay a foundation as a wise builder. 
Now someone else is building on it. But each one should build carefully."
 1 Corinthians 3:9-10

 This seems like a great Bible verse to start out with. I like that it talks about building, such as we do with Lego's. We Build! :) On each page that holds the Lego illustrations, is a quick summary of the Bible story put into a simpler explanation, for children to understand easier. Then they leave them with a Building Block Verse, great for memorization, or just to have a verse of the week for encouragement.

   This is a fun Bible that Lego lover children would enjoy having. It is great in teaching them Bible stories and capturing their interest using Lego to help them better understand. I am looking forward to all the fun me and my son will have, using this Bible as a part of our homeschooling. Just a few days in and the first story my son wanted to read about and build was Jesus on the Cross! I love how he turned it into a Lego scene. Now my son has a better understanding for that story, and we have a memory to build off on. This is a great guiding book!


You can find the Faith Builders Bible available for purchase at zondervan.com or on Amazon for under $20. 


 This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers,  in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 

   When we are not healthy on the inside, it shows in our hair, skin and nails. We need specific nutrients to give those vitamins to our bodies so we can shine on the outside too. The Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins are full of Biotin and Antioxidants including Vitamin C & E to help you achieve that radiant hair, skin, and nails. Each serving of these vitamins provide energy metabolism support and many needed nutrients such as Vitamin A, B-6, B-12, & D.

     These gummy vitamins are of the flavor Ripe Raspberry and they taste like little gummy candies so they are really easy to eat.
 You take 3 a day to get all the benefits these vitamins provide, helping you hair, skin, and nails shine with health. The ingredients in these gummies contain Glucose Syrup, sucrose, water gelatin, less than 2% citric acid, color from purple carrot juice concentrate, fractionated coconut oil with beeswax and/or carnuba wax,
lactic acid, a natural flavor. Because of this product containing
tree nuts (coconut) it is not for those with nut allergies.
*This is a gluten free product and Made in the USA.

        I love the ease in taking Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins. Their flavor tastes so much like eat gummy candies that it makes taking vitamins so much easier. They are easy on the stomach and give you benefits with just 3 little gummies a day. There is no unpleasant aftertaste,
 and your body will thank you for the extra nutrients! I have been taking Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins for about a week now, and haven't noticed any major results yet, but I will continue to take them and hope to see my hair, nails, and skin change for the better!
    

If you are looking to add some extra nutrients to your body to give you better hair, skin, and nails, Check out Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins. You can find more information on Vitafusion Hair Skin And Nails Gummy Multivitamins at gummyvites.com.


I received a free product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kid Friendly Egg-Free Sugar Cookies

If you are looking for a kid friendly cookie recipe,
 check this one out!

I recently stumbled across a recipe over at SparkPeople.com for Egg-Free Sugar Cookies, because my son wanted to make cookies on his own; He didn't want to have to deal with cracking raw eggs, and he also wanted to eat the raw cookie dough, so I let him experiment with this recipe!

To make Egg-Free Cookies you need:
    1 1/3 C flour
    3/4 C butter
    3/4 C sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    3 Tbsp water
 
     You then cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl,
 until fully combined. Then add in the flour, vanilla, and water and mix thoroughly. The batter will come out soft, not moldable, so they will be drop cookies. You can add food coloring, sprinkles, chocolate chips, ect. to your batter if you like. Then bake in the oven for 350 degrees, until done, 
which is about 10 minutes give or take.
 
     My son had a lot of fun making these cookies. He loved getting to add in sprinkles and M&M's, even food coloring, to make it more fun! The cookies came out delicious. They were soft in the center, with chewy outer edges that had the taste of caramel. Plus he could eat the cookie dough raw without getting sick! My son loved that.

    This is a great kid approved cookie recipe, one we will definitely be making again!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Keeping Dry In The Rain With A CrownCoast Heavy Duty Umbrella


Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own. 


Living in the Pacific Northwest means we experience quite a bit of rain, so having a good umbrella is a must! Crown Coast makes Heavy Duty Umbrella's that are tough and durable enough to endure 60+ mph wind gusts so you don't have to worry about it snapping on you, in the crazy weather! 
      These umbrella's are made with a resilient flexible memory frame, so if the umbrella were to flip inside out, it would pop back into the right place, without it breaking like other umbrellas do. 
It has an easy open/close button with a gentle tension spring for easy and quick use, with its frame made of Stainless Steel, that has been treated with an Anti-Corrosion Layer so it will not rust.
The handle is made of non slip rubber for a comfortable grip, and a hook on the end for hanging.
The umbrella comes with a storage sleeve so you can pack it away nicely when not in use.

   For my review, I chose the umbrella that is black on the outside, with a beautiful blue sky on the inside. So now I can look up and see a clear sky on a rainy day! It just seems so dreamy. The button to open and close the umbrella is easy with just a simple push, and the umbrella opens up. When you go to close the umbrella, you press the button again, and it will close the top down, but to push the umbrella to close it, you have to give it some force. The umbrella seems to be very durable and it feels pretty hefty so it's not really made for little ones. I wish the bar was slightly longer, and maybe the handle too for easier grip but other then that this umbrella seems great for the rainy season!


 You can find Crown Coast Heavy Duty Umbrella's available for purchase on Amazon for $18.95, available in many colors. And if you purchase it before December 31, 2015, you can get 15% off using the code NOTWET15

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.