Wednesday, June 29, 2016

REVIEW: Levoit Elora Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp

Levoit Elora Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp: Stainless Steel Base, Touch Brightness Dimmable Control


I had heard of a Salt Lamp before, but never had the experience of using one. I was excited to review this. It comes in a beautiful red box with 2 carrying handles.


The Salt lamp is well packed in styrofoam and shrink wrapped in plastic. So when it arrives, it will be intact and well protected.







Each Salt Lamp is unique and shaped differently. I love the look of the one I received. Yes this is a hunk of salt, so of course I had to lick it to see. Tastes like salt. I don't suggest everyone to lick their lamp, but I had always wondered how it tasted.



The Salt Lamp has a stainless steel base and is about 8.9 pounds, 11.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 inches. Since each one is Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt and hand-selected for the highest quality, the size and weight will vary. It comes with an extra bulb, but keep in mind there already is a bulb in so you don't have to unscrew the 4 screws on bottom to replace until you need a new bulb. The max power is 15W so using this should be very little electricity used and cost very little. 



The Salt Lamp has touch control lighting. It's dimmable and you just press and hold the touch control on the cord to adjust. 




I found the lighting to be a very natural earthy glow. It's also elegant to add to your decor. I learned the lamp has many healthy benefits. The Salt lamp emits ions that counter-balance electromagnetic radiation caused by your household appliances. It can help you in many positive ways: Reduces physical fatigue, stress, anxiety, purifies air, improves breathing, increased energy, reduces allergies, sluggishness, helps you to relax and helps to fight insomnia. I love that! I have it near me at the computer while working and it is very relaxing.






I love the little bumps and different shading areas of the Salt Lamp. It gives off a unique glow with some darker areas and lighter in others with little speckles here and there. It's like no other lamp I've ever had. I played with the lighting control to set it to where I like it the most. It's very sturdy and well made. Absolutely love this and would recommend to others.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in an exchange for my honest review.





Sunday, June 5, 2016

REVIEW: Zestkit Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

I am reviewing a Zestkit Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker, 1 Liter 8 Cup, Double Wall Double Screen Food-Grade Stainless Steel French Coffee Press.


This kit contained a Stainless Steel Coffee Maker with plunger, 2 extra filter screens, measuring spoon with built in clip on the handle to close your coffee bag and instruction booklet.


This is a very nice little Coffee Maker, I was impressed! This holds 8 cups (64 ounces) of coffee and you can make just 1 cup or all 8 at once.




For me I had to play with the amounts to find the right strength for me. I preferred 2 whole scoops to 8 ounces of water for the perfect brew. To start, you remove the plunger and add preferred amount of ground coffee grounds, then add hot water. (1 teaspoon of ground coffee for every 4 ounces water.) Then replace the plunger without pressing handle down. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes. I like my coffee a bit stronger so I let mine steep for 4 minutes.Then slowly press plunger handle all the way down so the coffee is separated from the coffee grounds.


Then pour your cup of coffee right away. I also added cream and sweetener in my mug before pouring coffee.
My coffee was very smooth, no coffee grounds floating and worked perfectly. This is a great little French Coffee Press and I love it! Very easy to use. After using I dumped the coffee grounds and hand washed, turned over on a dish towel to dry. I love that this is Stainless Steel, looks very sleek, is very sturdy and will last.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in an exchange for my honest review.


REVIEW: FANOR Reusable K-cup Coffee Filter

Today I am reviewing the FANOR Reusable K-cup Coffee Filter for Keurig 2.0 and 1.0 Brewers (3, Purple)







I was searching for an alternative to the disposable Keurig K-Cups and ran across these and decided to buy them and give them a try. I love that these are made from 100% BPA & Lead Free material with a 100% silicone O-Ring. Since they are reusable, less waste for the landfills!










It feels very sturdy and not flimsy at all. I filled my ground coffee just under the line on the inside of the filter and my coffee brewed nicely. The lid closes nice and tight so no spillage. 



The screen on this filter, the holes are so small that it helps to keep out the coffee grounds from your coffee cup. The dolphins on the side of the filter are cute and whimsical, a cute charm to add.



 This worked perfectly with my Keurig 2.0 and had no problems. 


Perfect roast, jut the way I like it.  I would recommend this coffee filter to others!

*I purchased these on Amazon.com for $8.89.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: Etekcity Ultra Bright Portable LED Camping Lantern Flashlight

I am reviewing the Etekcity Ultra Bright Portable LED Camping Lantern Flashlight. It's very lightweight, collapsible and easy to use. Just lift the handles to extend and the light turns on. Push to collapse back down to turn the light off. It has 2 handles that you can use to carry it by or hang on something. You can leave the handles up or down when in use. It uses 3 AA batteries which go in the bottom. The light is very bright and uses 30 LED lights. This feels very sturdy with military grade water-resistant plastic, great for camping or for emergency back-up lighting when your power goes out. I would recommend this product.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in an exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My family is GROWING!

I haven't blogged in awhile, life gets busy. So here's what's new:

I am going to be a GRANDMA! My oldest son is having a baby with his Fiance, baby Girl is due in November. I've decided my Grandma name will be "Memaw".









So I am just THRILLED to death to have such positive news coming into my family! Here is the first picture of my Grand Baby, She looks like a baby peanut here.:





But here she is at almost 20 weeks, most certainly a girl too!



My son and his Fiance making the announcement:



On top of all the wonderful news, My son bought a house and will be getting married in August! They are just the most adorable couple ever with so much love. I know they will be great parents.







I love my ever growing family! ♥

Friday, December 21, 2012

Balmers Monkey Balm Review

I was given a free full size Balmers Monkey Balm to try out and give my honest opinion.



My teenage daughter suffers from Eczema and we have tried prescription and over the counter medications and nothing seems to work for her. Extreme itching and embarrassing break outs, she never wants to wear shorts or show her legs.

This is a before picture:


As you can see the eczema nearly covers her legs.

She started using the Balmers Monkey Balm, applying 3 times a day. (Morning, after school and before bed.) It had a consistency that reminded her of lip balm. It didn't sting at all and was easy to apply. She would use the push up stick to apply, then rub it into her legs.





I love that this product is 100% natural and is easy to use. The description says it "Improves eczema and extreme dry-skin in 3 days." I thought how could a product work that quick, sounds too good to be true. 

BUT this product IS TRUE because look at the after photo, This was taken on day 4:


I could hardly believe my eyes! The redness, the itchiness, scabs, ALL GONE!! HUGE improvement.

I would totally recommend this product to ANYONE who suffers from Eczema or extreme dry skin. Their website also says "Soothing sunburn, minor scrapes and burns, and rashes." So this product is for many different things.

THANK YOU BALMERS MONKEY BALM, WE LOVE YOUR PRODUCT!

Here is their website:
http://www.monkeybalm.com/



Friday, October 12, 2012

Momma got a tattoo!

My 20 year old son passed away the summer of 2011. I wanted to get a tattoo in his memory but waited until I found just the right thing. I came across an infinity symbol and loved the design. It's like a figure "8" and considering I have 8 kids, it just felt like the right thing. It symbolizes my eternal love for my son Nate, our love is infinity and not even death can take that away from us. The color blue is a sign of peace, and all I pray is that he is indeed at peace. Blue is also my favorite color. 

I have never had a tattoo before so I really didn't know what to expect. Honestly no amount of pain would matter to me because this is something I felt I needed to do. After all, I have delivered several large babies (11 and 12 pound babies) with no pain meds, so I knew I could handle this.

My oldest son (almost 24) and my "baby" (3 1/2) went with me and watched me get the tattoo. The only tears shed were when the tattoo artist drew out the design exactly how I had described and what I wanted. I was overwhelmed with emotions to see it. 

The pain wasn't too bad, it was a little cutting and burning sensation at times, especially when he went over the bone I could feel it more. Reminded me of trying to cut into a piece of steak and the fatty part you have to cut a little harder...is how I imagined he was doing on my leg. (I didn't look because for some reason I thought it might make it worse to see when he was going to do it.) I was laughing and telling jokes the whole time. Honestly, halfway through I was thinking about a design if I did get a second tattoo someday. 

I survived, it wasn't that bad and maybe someday I might get another one. I really love it and the colors. It's on my lower right ankle:





I *LOVE* IT!!