Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Postcard From Santa


Last year, Emma receive a letter from Santa Claus himself!  And this year, I had hoped that she would receive on again.  It was such a nice keepsake last year.  This year she got a postcard!  Of course, I got to personalize it but hey, it made her smile and shell cherish it some day.


The postcard is so cool!  I got to choose the design, personalize it just for her and it came addressed to her with a big stamp that said "Special Delivery From The North Pole."  I loved this!

See how awesome it is?


You can order a Postcard From Santa online from SantaWillWrite.com!


Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

StudyX Review

I've spent a good portion of my adult life trying to find effective ways to study.  I'm a college graduate with a bachelors degree in Animal Ecology and a second bachelors degree in Entomology plus a minor in Dance. I recently found a program that I wish I had back in college.  Its called StudyX.


StudyX is a downloadable study aid program that helps you study.  Its full of information that's already loaded into the system and you can add your own material too!  Since I didn't really have any of my own study materials to input since I'm done with my college education, I decided to do a search in the program and test myself.  I actually had fun!  My second degree is in Entomology.  I'm an insect lover. Its been a long time since I quiz myself on my Insect Orders so I typed "Entomology Insect Orders" in the search and came up with lots of options.  I decided to do a quiz of the Orders.  It will read a question out load for you or you can just read it on the screen and it provides multiple choice answers!  Here's a screenshot!


I thought this program was great!   It was nice for me because its been a while since I've had a memory refresher and its healthy to keep my brain active.  But from a college graduate, I honestly think this program can be very beneficial!  And not just for college studies.  You can upload your own material so it would be great for other levels of education.  I did notice a couple of minor spelling errors but doesn't effect the material at all and those of course can be worked out and corrected.  You're bound to have a word misspelled somewhere especially with so much material available in the system.  This program has over 30 million study files already in the program and its available in 60 languages!  And subjects of study range from vocabulary, science, history facts, math, ACT, SAT prep and tons more.  And it tracks your progress by tallying correct answers and focusing on the areas that need more attention.  You can also print the study aids if you'd rather have a hard copy in front of you.

This program is great!  I would highly recommend this for any student or even for someone who is just needing some brain stimulation.  This would be especially great for homeschooling programs!


You can download StudyX online on the StudyX website!


Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Can You Handlebar Wisdom Beard Oil Review

Ok just to be clear right off the bat, I did review this product myself.  I tested it on my hubby.  My beard doesn't need any conditioning or extra care, its perfect the way it is.....  Just kidding!  But seriously though, I saw this product and wanted to have Mr. Bee try it.  He doesn't have the most extravagant beard but its a beard all the same and deserves some pampering now and then.  So he tried the Wisdom Beard Oil from Can You Handlebar.


It smells amazing!  And its all natural.  Its made with olive oil, grapeseed oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, vitamin E oil and blends of essential oils for a great scent.  Its moisturizing, conditioning and natural.  Not only is it great for hair but great on the skin too.  And a little goes a long way. You only have to use a little and work it into your beard for soft shine and great scent!  The scent smells like fresh cut spruce and cedar so is a very masculine scent.  I would definitely recommend this product!



Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Jammies Infant Sleep Sack Review


When Emma was little, I loved putting her in a swaddler when she slept.  Its safer for infants to be swaddled so they don't get smothered with a blanket but still keeps them warm and cozy.  Plus, the swaddle makes them feel safe and secure as if they were in mommy's arms.  Emma always slept great when she was swaddled.  Of course, if I had it my way, I'd have never put her down and wished I could have just held her in my arms every second.  But I couldn't so swaddling her was the next best thing. We swaddled with receiving blankets but I saw these sleep sacks and heard great things about them.  We tried a few and they were so convenient since you don't have to master the arm to learning how to wrap baby up.



These Jammies Infant Sleep Sacks are the best!   They are so soft and snuggly and a great way to swaddle your infant and so easy to use them!  They have a velcro closure so there are not zippers to pinch baby and no buttons for a choking hazard.  It so soft and fluffy and the prints are just adorable!  This is a great gift for a baby shower or a new parent or just to treat your baby to something new and comforting.  I love these!

The quality is great!  The stitching is nice and sturdy, no lose strings.  The velcro is soft and not too scratchy and the material is so so soft!


Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

TruMedic TM-1000PRO Deluxe TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager Review

I have back pain often!  Well pretty much most of the time.  There's not always a lot you can do for back pain especially since I'm not a fan of taking pain relievers and pills.  My mom tried a tens unit to help relieve some of her back pain and back when I was still working outside the home, I worked for a company that coordinated medical equipment and putting in orders for tens units was something that I did on a daily basis.  But I had never actually used one myself.  But I've wanted to!


So I got a TruMedic TM-1000PRO Deluxe Tens Unit to try and man was this thing awesome!  I loved it and loved the relief I got!    Whats great about a tens unit is that you can skip the pain medications and addictive prescription medications.  Tens therapy is free of side effects and you can use it whenever you need to and as often as you need to without worry.


Its works on almost all areas of your body but for me, it was great for my upper back pain.  It comes with adhesive pads called electrodes that stick to your skin and you can adjust the speed and intensity of the pulses.  TENS therapy works to block your body's pain signals to your brain and increases the amount of endorphins in your bloodstream in order to help relief pain and give you relief, making you feel better.  TENS actually stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.  So the pulsing sensation massages and stimulates at the same time.

I'm definitely going to continue using this!  If you need something safe and effect for pain relief, I would highly recommend getting one of these.  You can order it on Amazon!

Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

Smart Weight Digital Kitchen Scale Review

I have a thing for kitchen scales.  I use them all the time for so many things!  I weigh food portions and weigh ingredients for cooking.  I also use a kitchen scale to weigh small packages to take to the post office so I know what to expect for shipping charges.  And I love making soap!  I always need a good scale for cold process soap making because the oils have to be measured out very precisely.  I got a Smart Weight Digital Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl to use for my soap making and its awesome!


The removable bowl is my favorite part!  Because I can measure my oils with the bowl and dump them right into my pot to heat.  Its accurate too.  I tested it with another scale and it measures up perfectly.   Its easy to use too and its not too big and bulky so it stores nicely in my limited kitchen storage space.  And it measures up to 4.4 pounds with measurement modes of g, oz, ozt, dwt.  The screen is nice and bright to so its easy to read.  I love this scale!  This is my favorite one so far and I've had a lot of scales over the years.  If you want to try it for yourself, you can order it on Amazon!


Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.


Curva Artisan Double Wall Glass Review

We don't have a lot of pretty glassware in our house but I've always wanted to have some nice glasses to have especially for special dinners or for holidays.  I saw these Curva Artisan Double Wall Glasses from the Ozeri Artisan Series and thought they looked really nice!  So they sent me a set to try.


These are great in person!  I thought that because of the double wall, that they would be heavy but they're not.  They are nice and light weight.  The glass is beautiful.  Small and elegant but unique too.  These glasses are made of durable, heat resistant, mouth-blown borosilicate glass.    I didn't know much about Borosilicate glass before I got these.  Its stronger than regular common glass that more glassware is made of and it shatter-resistant.  Our drinks stay nice and cold in these glasses and its because of the double wall.  It helps to insulate and maintain your drink's temperature.  And we don't get condensation in the glass so they always look sleek and clean while we have a drink in them.


The set comes with 4 different styles so each glass in unique in the set.  This would make a great gift!  I think it would be a great housewarming gift or wedding gift since these are great glasses for entertaining.  And they are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.  You can order them online on Amazon!


Disclosure:
I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.