Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hands Free Music and Phone Calls

    Back to School season is in full swing. Many tweens, teens and young adults will be looking for new headphones. Hands free phone calls and music are a must, so wireless headphones are on most shopping lists. We're currently grooving on Charmast's Bluetooth Earbuds.

Hands Free Music and Phone Calls

    My son loves his Earbuds from Charmast. First of all they're Bluetooth so he doesn't need to plug them into his phone of tablet. As a matter of fact, these earbuds will work up to forty five feet from your devices!! Not having to be attached to it for making phone calls, or listening to music, makes life easier. The built in HD mic makes phone calls more clear, and the noise cancelling earbuds helps to hear callers (or music) more clearly as well.

Waterproof and Sweat Proof

    These earbuds are IPX4 waterproof so if you child accidentally drops them in water, you won't have to worry that they will be ruined. They're also protected by the Liquipel Nano coating. This is what makes them sweat proof, and protects them from breaking down due to sweat.

Long Battery Life

    The 120 mAh battery allows for six to ten hours of play time. It doesn't take them super long to fully charge, so your kids won't be without their earbuds for very long. I charge Liam's at night so that they're always ready for him. Since we homeschool, he uses them throughout the day to listen to his cyber lessons without interruption.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Add Some Halloween Flair to your Home

    You may not want to think about it, but Halloween will be here before we know it. I'm sad summer is almost over, but I do love Halloween. If you're looking to add some holiday flair to your home, then this is for you.

Add Some Halloween Flair to your Home

    I love to decorate for holidays. Halloween and Christmas happen to be my favorite so I go all out. I just got this amazing wreath from Valery Madelyn. It's equal parts spooky, chic, and Halloween happiness! All of the ornaments are affixed to a sturdy wooden cane wreath, so this wreath will last for many Happy Halloween! Maybe best of all, it's made from shatterproof ornaments. This is great if you have kids or fur babies.

    The ornaments are gorgeous. They're black, orange, purple, and lime green. Mine is the "Naughty" wreath and it's adorned with bats, pumpkins, and skulls with top hats. Their "Spooky" version is orange, black, green and purple as well. But that one is decorated with spiders and webs, masks and sugar skulls.

Eight Light Effects and Timer

    This Valery Madelyn wreath is decorated with twenty LED lights. But these aren't just any lights. They have a timer so you don't have to worry about turning it on and off every evening. (It will be on for six hours a night.) You can make the lights brighter or dim them down. (This would especially be useful if you're displaying your wreath indoors. The lights also have eight different functions to choose from. You can set them to chase one another, twinkle and flash, to light up in a wave, slowly fade, and so much more. I plan on switching mine up every day, so it looks different each night. With the handy remote I will be able to do just that.

    Dress up your door, wall, or mantel with this awesome Halloween wreath from Valery Madelyn. Trust me, you're going to love it too! I was outside taking pictures of mine, and already two of my neighbors came over to see where I got it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Light Up the Night with the Nulipam Lantern

    As our days gradually get shorter, we're going to need some extra light. Whether you're camping, walking the dog, or just enjoying the night air, you can light up the night with the Nulipam Lantern. It even works are a flashlight too!

Light Up the Night with the Nulipam Lantern

    This rechargeable torch from Nulipam puts the rest to shame. The flashlight beam is so bright, it could be used for spotlighting. The beam carries super far and will definitely light up the night. Since it's also a lantern, you can use it for 360° or 180° lighting with just the push of a button. Since the lights are LED, it doesn't get hot. This beats old fashioned propane lanterns, especially if you have kids, or need light in your tent. The Nulipam lantern is also waterproof. Which makes it perfect for boating, rafting, or kayaking excursions!

Rechargeable and Power Bank!

    The Nulipam Lantern is rechargeable, and I love how the USB charging cord is not only attached to the lantern, but can be clipped to it for easy storage. Even better yet, you can charge items from your lantern. It's also a 2600 mAh power bank! (There are blue lights on the bottom to indicate the charge it has, such as 25, 50, 75 and 100%.)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Camping and Backpacking Must Have

    Fall doesn't mean the end of camping and backpacking season. There are still plenty of warm days and nights left to enjoy the great outdoors. I actually have an amazing product that is the perfect addition to any trip. The Nulipam Wood Stove Set. Let's check it out!

Camping and Backpacking Must Have 

    Whether you're backpacking or headed out on a camping trip, you want to pack lightly. However, you still need to cook meals. That's where the Nulipam Wood Stove Set comes in. First of all, it's compact and stores in itself so it takes up very little space. It's lightweight too so it won't weigh you down.

    This set isn't just a wood stove. It's an entire cookware set as well. It comes with a one liter pot, and a half liter pot. Don't let their size fool you. These pots are perfect for making a meal for up to two people at one time. The pots are non stick and easy to clean. They have handles that fold out to make getting them off of the wood stove easier.

    Nulipam also knows that you need to eat what you cook. So in this set they added three food grade polypropylene plastic bowls, as well as a plastic soup spoon, a stainless steel spoon, fork and knife. All of which fold down to take up less room. There's even a wooden spoon for cooking and sponge to wash your pots and utensils. This set really is all in one!

Stainless Steel Stove

    The wood stove comes in four parts. It's made of sturdy stainless steel and is easy to set up. Though small in size, you can easily use sticks, small branches, leaves and more to stoke up a nice, hot fire. Once you get a good fire going, you can start cooking.

The Nulipam set even comes with a carabiner to hook your set to your backpack.

    My sister is an avid outdoors woman and survivalist, so I gifted the Nulipam Wood Stove kit to her. She loves it! It's easy to assemble, and she loves how everything fits into itself, and into the included carrying bags. She states that it takes up very little room in her backpack. My sister also noted that the pots are large enough to cook fish, a couple squirrels, or a small rabbit, quail, or grouse.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Markers or Watercolors and Paint Brushes?

    It's back to school season. If you homeschool like us, or even have a child that loves art, you'll be purchasing art supplies too. Money is tight, so we're always looking for ways to save it. So should you get them markers or watercolors and paint brushes? How about both, in one convenient pen?

Markers or Watercolors and Paint Brushes?

    Liam gets his love of crafting and art from me. I homeschool him, but use a cyber school, so they send most of the items he needs for the year. However, we always buy his art supplies. He loves to draw and to color, as well as paint. But with money being tight, I can't always afford new markers and watercolor sets each year. So what do we do? That's easy. Grab this set of Watercolor Brush Markers from Lasten.

Color with a Marker, Get the Watercolor Effect

    We love this set by Lasten. The tips come to a nice point, but act like a brush. You get the ease of coloring with markers, but it looks as though you painted with watercolors. The only difference is the colors are more vibrant. So it looks as though you used very concentrated water colors. It's gorgeous!

    The Dual Tip Watercolor Brush Markers come in a pack of twelve. However, since they are dual tipped, you're actually getting twenty-four colors. One end is a dark color, and the other end is a lighter shade of the dark color. I love that because it helps to teach kids more about shades of color.

Lettering, Coloring, and More

    You can use these watercolor markers to color in your books. But you can also use them to create beautiful lettering. Use them in scrapbooks, bullet journals, and so much more. I guarantee you're going to love them as much as your kids. (So you may want to get your own set.) ;)

Make it with Mica

    Before we know it, winter will be bearing down upon us. As much as I hate to think of that, I know it's coming. So I've already started thinking of crafts to keep Liam and I busy. Today we're going to talk about things we can make with Mica pigmented powder.

Make it with Mica

    If you're not familiar with Mica pigmented powder, you may be using it and not even realizing it. If you wear eyeshadow or lip gloss, it's colored with mica. Do you burn colored candles or wax tarts? Again, many people use mica to color them. It's even used in soaps. So let's talk about ways we can use it. But first, you may want to grab yourself some Mica. Liam and I got this awesome set from Evol Concept. It comes with twenty colors of pigmented powders.


    Pigmented Mica Powder looks amazing in clear slime. It colors it and makes it shimmery. It's seriously the prettiest slime ever! So I want to give you our Crystal Clear Slime Recipe. All you do is make the slime, then put your slime on the table. Sprinkle a bit of mica on the slime, and knead it in. That's it. So here's the recipe:

Crystal Clear Slime

  • 1/2 cup of Elmer's Clear Glue
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Borax Powder
  • 1/2 cup warm water
Put your glue in a bowl. In a separate cup, mix warm water and Borax powder until dissolved. Add to glue and mix well. Voila. Crystal Clear slime. Now roll the slime onto your table, and color with your Mica powder.

More with Mica

    Another fun craft is making melt and pour soap. It's so much nicer than store bought soaps, and super easy. You can create fun color by using your Mica powders in it. If you enjoy doing nails, you can use your mica for that too. 

    You can easily create eyeshadows and even lip gloss with mica powder. I want to share my favorite lip gloss recipe with you. It makes amazing Christmas gifts and kids can help too!

Lip Gloss

  • 3 tbsp shea butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp grated beeswax
  • 2 drops of essential oil (optional) 
  • mica pigment powder
    In the microwave, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter. (Or you can use a double boiler.) Once it's all melted, mix well, then add essential oil if you choose to. Next add in your mica. Mix well and pour into little lip gloss pots. That's it.

    If you want an easier version, grab some Vaseline. Melt it in the microwave, add a drop or two of essential oil and mix well. Then add your mica, and pour into pots. Voila! Lip gloss.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Add Some Solar Flair to Your Garden

    Just because summer is coming to an end, doesn't mean your flower garden has to. And while you're adding some fall flowers, why not add some solar flair too?! Light up your autumn evenings with this adorable decorative light from Hannah's Cottage.

Add Some Solar Flair to Your Garden

    Cooler weather will be bearing down upon us soon. Our days will get shorter, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy our flower gardens. Annuals such as mums, dianthus (my personal favorite,) Aster, Sweet Alyssum (another of my favorite flowers,) and Pansies are wonderful flowers that bloom even in cooler weather.

    While you're enjoying these gorgeous blooms, you can also add some garden decorations. This decorative bird stake from Hannah's Cottage features a colorful bird. It will add whimsy to your garden. The bird also features a solar light in it's belly, so you can take delight in it even at night.

Beautiful Crackled Bulb and Sturdy Design

    The light in the bird's belly is a gorgeous blue, crackled bulb. It looks so pretty during the day, and even more gorgeous at night. The bird and the stake are made from sturdy iron, so you know they'll hold up to being outside.

Light Up the Night

    On the stake is a solar panel. It takes about six hours of sunlight to fully charge the light. Then you can enjoy about eight hours of whimsical light from your bird. Depending on the strength of the sun that is. (Of course on gloomy days it may not charge as much, but that's to be expected with solar power.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Makeup Brushes are a Back to School Must Have

    It's that time of the year. Cooler weather is coming, and our kids are headed back to school. If you don't have a set of makeup brushes on the back to school list, then now is the time to add them. These are definitely a must have for teens and adults.

Makeup Brushes are a Back to School Must Have

    All of my friends teen daughters have one thing in common. They have spent a good portion of their summer watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. If this sounds like your child, then they definitely need this twenty-two piece set of brushes from Maange. This set has everything your teen needs to achieve their desired look.

The Set Includes

  • Contour Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brushes (Various sizes and shapes)
  • Lip Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush
  • Eyebrow Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush
  • Teardrop Sponge
  • Carrying bag for the brushes

High Quality

    The bristles are made from high quality synthetic fibers. They are soft and effective at applying makeup. The brushes are also non shedding, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial. Their handles are sturdy too, so this set is sure to last a long time.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Slip and Fall Accidents are Literally Painful

    Being someone with absolutely no grace, I know how painful slips and falls can be. I literally trip over air. However, if you slip, trip or fall at work or in public due to other reasons, then you may need a personal injury attorney.

Slip and Fall Accidents are Literally Painful

    Let's set a hypothetical scene. You're grocery shopping. There's something slippery on the floor that you don't see. You step over to the aisle to reach a product, and you slip and fall. First of all, you're probably embarrassed. But aside from that, falling hurts. You could end up with something as minor as bruises, or a sprain. But you could also end up with a fractured bone. Then what? Depending on your injuries you may not be allowed to work. How are you to live, provide for your family, and not get behind on your bills? 

    Here's another scenario. You're at work. Suddenly you trip over uneven flooring, or a rug. You fall and fracture your hip or arm. You're in severe pain, and you can't work until you're cleared by your physician. Now what? How will you put food on the table, keep the lights on, and take care of yourself and your family?

    This is where a personal injury attorney is there to help. They can help you determine what your rights are, what you're entitled to, and help you achieve it.

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney

    Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire are personal injury attorneys. Together, they have over fifty years of experience in helping people with their injury cases. They can help you determine if you need a slip and fall lawyer, what to do if you have to miss work, who is going to help you pay for the medical expenses you're acquiring, and how much you will be entitled to because of your accident. 

    If you're reading this and thinking, "this doesn't affect me," then read these statistics. Because believe it or not, this could be YOU!

  • Over one MILLION Americans suffer a slip, trip or fall injury each year.
  • It's estimated that twenty to thirty percent of these people suffer from moderate to severe injuries. (These include injuries such as fractures, head injuries, and more.)
  • One in six injuries that cause people to lose work time, are slip, trip, or fall related.
  • Slip, trip, and fall injuries make up twenty percent of workplace injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries. These account for forty six percent of deaths among Americans.
  • OSHA reports that fifteen percent of deaths are attributed to slips, trips, or falls in the workplace.

    If you or someone you love has suffered a slip, trip, or fall accident, then don't wait. Contact KFB Law. They will handle your case from start to finish, as well as give you a full breakdown on what to expect, and how they will help you. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Easily Remove Unwanted Hair

    As the teens and young adults are headed back to school, they'll be getting ready to look their best. With this awesome gadget, they can easily remove unwanted hair. Which makes it a perfect back to school accessory.

Easily Remove Unwanted Hair

    Magefy's Hair Removal Trimmer is perfect for everyone! This is a must have tool for a shaving bag, or in a makeup tote. Users can quickly and painlessly remove any unwanted hair. Whether it be pesky eyebrow or nose hairs, trimming sideburns, or epilating armpits or unsightly lip hair. This trimmer does it all!

    It comes with four interchangeable heads. One epilator, one nose hair trimmer, the narrow trimmer for eyebrows, and another head for shaving the face or sideburns. There's even a guard that you can attach to the longer trimmer, so you can shave in three different lengths.

The Hair Multi-Tool

    Because the Hair Removal Trimmer from Magefy does so many things, I call it the "hair multi-tool." I keep mine right on my vanity, so I can touch up any areas that need it when I sit down to apply my makeup, or put on my nightly face creams. I love that it's small in size too, so I can easily toss it in my makeup bag for vacations. Because let's face it, who wants to be away from home and notice hairs that need to be removed? With kids heading away from home and to college, this trimmer is the perfect addition to their bathroom caddy. 

Rechargeable and Waterproof

    The Magefy Hair Removal Trimmer is waterproof, so if you're in the shower and want to touch up shave, you can. The IPX7 waterproof rating makes it a wonderful addition to the bathroom because you know the moisture or water won't affect it.

    The Magefy Trimmer is rechargeable as well. Simply plug it into any USB port and let it charge. This is perfect because most of our device charge via USB, so we don't need to worry about extra chargers. Heck, you can even charge it via your laptop or notebook too. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Let's Bake Fur Baby Style! Strawmelon Pet Grass Bites

    It was damp and rainy here in NEPA this weekend. (Actually it's even worse today!) So of course I used that time to bake some tasty treats for my fur babies. This new recipe was a hit, so join us as we bake fur baby style!

Strawmelon Pet Grass Bites

    I am very passionate about my family. One of the ways I show them my love is by baking them delectable treats. My fur babies are no exception. This weekend I created them a new recipe highlighting fresh summer strawberries, and watermelon (hence the Strawmelon name.) My girls, their fur aunt, and fur cousin went wild. I know your canine besties will too, so let's gather some ingredients and get cooking!

Side Note: 

    You don't HAVE to add pet grass to these cookies. However, it's super healthy for your fur babies, AND it keeps them from nibbling on outdoor grasses. In turn, that keeps them from vomiting in your home. So it's a win win! We get ours from It's so easy to grow, and kids love trimming it and watching it sprout! 

What You Need:

    Remember, I'm an "eye baker." Measuring isn't really a thing for me as I eyeball all of my recipes. However, I am pretty good at knowing how much of something I put in, so rest assured, your pet bites will be perfect!
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries (tops off)
  • 2 slices of watermelon (cut off rind, and remove seeds)
  • 1 cup of Granola Mix (we happen to love this mix from Kind.)
  • 3 cups of flour (If you want to use less flour, then add more granola, or substitute oats.)
  • 1/4 of Pet Grass (cut into small pieces) 

Let's Get Baking!

    Preheat your oven to 400°. Grab your blender and mix up your strawberries and watermelon. (By the way, this makes an amazing sorbet for your human family. So you could always double it, and freeze half of it for them!)

See what I mean? This makes a gorgeous sorbet too!

    Pour the fruits into a large mixing bowl. Add in your granola mix and pet grass, and mix. Now, add in your flour. I do a cup at a time. As I said, if you want to use less flour, just replace with the same amount of either granola, or oats. (Granola will make them crunchier which is great for removing plaque too!) Mix well. On a greased cookie sheet, make teaspoon sized cookies. Bake from 12-15 minutes. That's it!

Look how pretty that batter is! All natural pink color :)

    Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. For longer shelf life, freeze them. This recipe makes 80 small cookies, so I freeze mine. I take some out each week, and keep them in the refrigerator.