February 28, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)

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Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating  (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)



I am IN LOVE with this pan! It's smooth, it cooks EVENLY, and it washes FAST! Even when I didn't get back in the kitchen the other night to wash it, the next day it still cleaned up fast!




And it's so pretty! I know, I know; it's weird to say that about cookware... but seriously, ladies, we do love our nice-looking cookware, don't we? ;) Men will love this too! It's thick, tough, durable...




I am going to get more pieces in this line and give them all to my son who is majoring in culinary: he's going to have his own nice set now!



There are various sizes, this one is an 8-inch, my next one that's already on the way is the 10-inch smooth bottom!


GET YOURS HERE!!

SEARS:
http://www.sears.com/ozeri-12inch-green-earth-frying-pan-with-textured/p-00825881000P


HOME DEPOT:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ozeri-8-in-Green-Earth-Frying-Pan-with-Textured-Ceramic-Non-Stick-Coating-from-Germany-100-PTFE-and-PFOA-Free-ZP1-20/203725616


AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Textured-Ceramic-Non-Stick-Coating/dp/B005470CB6/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1425165015&sr=1-2&keywords=ozeri+8-inch+pan




Utilizing GREBLON -- an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 




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PRODUCT REVIEW: Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press



Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press



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I've never used a Press but always wanted to!



My 18 yr old son loves stronger, bold-flavor coffee, where I am a Breakfast Blend-type of person (mild to medium coffee), so he was thrilled that we got this.




I used a glass so that you could see the final 'color' well.



We have both enjoyed using this. The recommended 4 Tbsp of coffee per 16 oz of water were right on the nose for me. Zach prefers 4-6 Tbsps of his stronger coffee depending on the time of day...


 (This calls for course-ground coffee, but regular worked fine for me, it's what I currently have.) 

You simply add your coffee grounds to the inside of the pot, then add your measured, very hot water. 
Let steep with lid on for 5 or more minutes. Grasp the handle with one hand and the plunger with the other... take your time to press down the plunger, not forcing it or being in a hurry. Then hold the lid with your opposite hand when pouring, just in case.
(All instructions are on the box)

Total time for 2 or more mugs of coffee? 5 minutes!!

This manner of producing coffee does leave a residue, not a clear coffee, so don't let that turn you off. If it does bother you, just re-strain the liquid through a cone filter into a new mug, taking care not to burn your fingers.

I added a scrap of green scrubby to my sink drain when rinsing out the grounds from the pot, then threw it away... and another time I simply wiped them out of the glass with a paper towel into the trashcan.

You can get yours on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KSRXUFM/


#GlassFrenchPress


  • Elegant Chrome Finish
  • Holds 1500ml, or 50oz
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Micro-Mesh Filter
  • Works great with coarse-ground coffee or tea leaves

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with no other promise of compensation,
but to give my honest opinion.

February 26, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Travel Pillow



TRAVEL PILLOW by AIRCOMFY


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I wanted to use this for quite a while and see how it holds up... I love it! It's comfortable, it doesn't make a lot of noise when I move my head around, and it holds my neck in a good position... 

I love that I do not have to personally blow into this sucker to inflate it!

Thank you for this innovative item!





Get yours on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/AirComfy-Travel-Pillow-Inflatable-Lightweight/dp/B00NRA8RZA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top



#aircomfytravel




WHAT MAKES OUR TRAVEL PILLOW UNIQUE?

Our low-profile travel pillow gives neck or back support for travel in the car, airplanes, or basic support at home while relaxing. It is also great as a customizable lumbar support pillow to give you extra comfort in office chairs, or anywhere you find yourself in need. 

-Low Profile - Relaxing shouldn't require you to feel claustrophobic. Relax without the bulkiness of traditional U-shaped neck pillows.
-Self-Inflatable - Simply turn the easy-open valve, and within seconds your pillow will be ready to use.
-Full Neck Support - The pillow center cradles the arch in your neck, providing ample support right where you need it.
-Keep Your Head Up - Our unique side wings prevent your head from tilting, so you won't have to endure neck pain later.
-Strap It On - No need to lose that perfect pillow placement. Secure it to your headrest with our handy elastic band.
-Easy to Clean - Our fabric easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.

WAIT...IT'S NOT A U-SHAPE?!

The unique, low-profile shape of our pillow cradles the arch in your neck--providing ample support right where you need it, and ditching the bulk where you don't. Unlike traditional neck pillows, the side wings of our design support your head from tilting, while still allowing you to interact with your neighbors. Best of all, its inflatable construciton features a luxurious inner foam that gives support without a hollow, bouncy feeling of other inflatables.

Customers have also reported the pillow to be particularly useful for those with chronic neck pain and other spinal/neck conditions. Consider its use as a therapeutic neck pillow to reduce strain and provide ample support whenever and wherever it is needed.

In short...it's not just for airplane travel!  We're certain you'll also find plenty of uses in the home, office, and car!!









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with no other promise of compensation,
but to give my honest opinion.

February 22, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Get Lean Kit by Lean180.com



Get Lean Kit by Lean180.com



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I received a 7 day sample of all of the 3 products to check out. I actually surprised myself and did VERY well doing this. I personally called it a ''detox'' because I cut out ALL dairy, sugars and processed foods for the entire week. I only used their products: the 2 sets of tablets, and the shake powder. I followed their recipes and suggestions, and lost 14 lbs! :) A lot of that is water weight as well as toxins. Now, I will say, for me, personally, the shake made me a little on-edge and shaky. I figured it out while keeping everything separated by a couple of hours. That said, I still finished it off and did my best, and I am happy with this product line.
I love doing a detox every once in a while, it helps my body reset.

You can get a full regimen on Amazon here:

http://www.lean180.com/shop/lean-180-get-lean-kit.html 

#GetLeanKit



Included in Your Get Lean Kit:
  • 180 Muscle Mix
    180 Burn
    180 Cleanse
This Kit will: 
  • Help curb your appetite
    Fire up your metabolism
    Give you energy
    Nourish your muscles
    Help you shed pounds
     
Individual Product Highlights:

180 Muscle Mix - Great tasting protein shake designed with a special blend of ingredients to help you lose weight, build muscle, and feel satisfied. 

Just 120 calories per serving 
  • Only 1 gram of sugar per serving
    Special blend of 7 proteins
    Great protein boost for building lean muscle
    Suppresses appetite
    Kick starts metabolism
    Speeds weight loss
    Tastes great
Your 180 Muscle Mix comes in a 1.5 lb. bag holding 31 servings. Suggested use: Drink one to two Muscle Mix shakes per day for best results. These can be great pre- or post-workout, for breakfast, or for a snack.

180 Burn - 5 key cutting edge ingredients to maximize fat loss 

Assists in:
  • Wiping out food cravings
    Boosting energy
    Igniting metabolism (helps burn calories)
    Feeding muscles while shedding fat 
60 capsules per bottle - Suggested use: Take two capsules daily with at least 12 oz. of water before breakfast. 180 Burn is a very safe and effective weight loss and nutritional supplement. You will have more energy, you won't crave carbs, and your body will start burning fat while preserving muscle mass.

180 Cleanse - 8 all natural ingredients that work together to cleanse and detox your body 

Assists in:
  • Removing toxins from the body
    Optimizing weight loss efforts
    Controlling appetite
    15 day formula for fast results
    Used the first 15 days of the 30 Day Kit
30 capsules per bottle - Suggested use: Two capsules daily. Take one capsule before breakfast with 8-12 oz. of water (take with 2 180 Burn Capsules). Take another capsule before dinner with at least 12 ounces of water. This cleanse typically does not cause any stomach discomfort or bowel issues as some cleanses do; however, if it does, take just the capsule in the morning and stop taking the second capsule before dinner. For best results, drink at least 64 ounces of water each day while taking 180 Cleanse and 180 Burn.



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with no other promise of compensation,
but to give my honest opinion.

PRODUCT REVIEW: Power Tek Fire Talon Multi-tool Pocket Knife



Power Tek Fire Talon Multi-tool Pocket Knife



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This is a GREAT knife for your BOB!! I am going to end up buying a couple more so each of us in the immediately family will have one. 
It was a little tight at first but loosened up as we opened it each day to do so. There's a 'flashlight' on both ends, making it very convenient to use in darker spaces, down in holes, etc.
My son has already used it for several things around the house. He pretty much claimed it already LOL
You WILL enjoy having and using this item.

Get yours here on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/premium-multi-tool-pocket-built-flashlights/dp/b00iggw5ui/ie=utf8?m=a2aui7gylr7ll5&keywords=multi+tool 

#PowerTek







Product Description
  • Heavy Duty Multi-Tool With 2 Built-in LED Flashlights - 1 On Each End!
    Combo Knife, Spring-loaded Needle-nose Pliers w/ Wire Cutters, Wire Strippers, Spring-loaded Scissors
    Black Oxide Stainless Steel For Maximum Durability And Maximum Coolness Factor
    Built-in Rubber Inlays In Handle For Sure-Grip And Maximum Handling Comfort
    Comes with Nylon Sheath; One-year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
In a perfect world, you'd only have to deal with DIY tasks in well-lit conditions.

But this is far from reality. How many times have you been stuck trying to make a repair in poor lighting? And it never fails... when you need to take care of a repair, the flashlight you keep in your toolbox has mysteriously disappeared.

Even if you locate your flashlight, there's the task of trying to shine the light on your work area with one hand while you make repairs with the other.

But what if you had a solution that required no extra hands... no juggling tools and flashlights trying to get the job done?

Fire Talon is the only solution that gives you a full range of essential tools AND a built-in LED flashlight on both ends to make performing repairs a breeze!

Here's what you get with the Fire Talon Multi-Tool:
- TWO strategically placed LED flashlights that give you full illumination... no matter the task! 
- A HUGE 3-inch, self-locking, stainless steel 3Cr13 knife blade for even the toughest cutting tasks! 
- Professional-grade scissors to make trimming and cutting a breeze! 
- Easy-to-use wire strippers to make electrical repairs simple and safe! 
- A built-in can opener to take the frustration out of camping trips! 
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers tough enough to handle any task! 
- Spring-loaded pliers to take the frustration out of installs and repairs! 
- Sure-grip rubber handle inlays to give you full control, even in dark and rainy conditions!

When closed, this tool measures 4 in. long and weighs 9.8 oz!

The Fire Talon Multi-Tool comes with a 1-yr warranty, so you know you'll have everything you need to perform repairs and installations right at your fingertips.



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with no other promise of compensation,
but to give my honest opinion.

February 05, 2015

February 2015 TOM-BOX (for that time of the, yea... you know) from SWAAGBOX.com



You get what personal item you need (tams or pads), candies, jewelry and makeup. SO MUCH FUN!

Where to get yours!
Just click here>>The TOM Box from SwaagBox!

How it works:
http://wouldyoulikesomeheartwiththat.blogspot.com/2015/01/ok-ladies-monthly-subscription-box-made.html


I was trying to remove the 'lid' from the Dolche' parfum... and a spring popped out. I put it back on, and get doused in heavy perfume. Gonna be a while before I get over that LOL
*gag hack*







 Color is AUTUMN, see my personal just-having-fun photo at the bottom



(LOVE)


Very nice, hard, heavy bracelet. Good quality.




I was messing around with the eyeliner too, LOL:


No, those are not lashes, they are drawn on with the Cargo Liquid Eyeliner!  I was having fun *snicker*


Where to get yours! 
Just click here>>The TOM Box from SwaagBox!

February 03, 2015

Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole





Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole
Ingredients

1 tbsp canola oil
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp Worcestshire Sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 8oz cans tomato sauce
14. 5 oz can diced tomatoes in basil, garlic and oregano
1 pound penne pasta
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown beef
2. Transfer beef to crock pot, stir in onion, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes
3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours
4. Cook pasta on stove top according to directions
5. Stir cooked pasta into beef mixture just before serving
6. Top with Cheddar cheese