Friday, January 29, 2016

Review for the 20-Color LINKYO Wet Erase Liquid Chalk Marker Pens that includes GOLD & SILVER


If you have never tried chalk marker, you don't know what you are missing. I will warn you that they can be a bit addicting! I bought a small chalkboard that I decorate according to the season. I also use them to write on my mirrors and to use to decorate a window at church.  They write so smoothly and the colors are bright. They will write on most non-porous surfaces. Make sure to test a small area first if you aren't sure how well it will write and wipe off. They go on wet but dry quickly.  

Removing the chalk is easy. I prefer to use some wet wipes to remove most of the ink, first. I then use either a damp cloth or window cleaner, depending on what I am cleaning it off of. A magic eraser works well if anything can still be faintly seen. These wash off easily if any gets on your skin or clothing. Make sure your surface is completely dry before drawing or writing on it again.

If you've never used chalk markers, how to properly activate the markers are on the side of each marker as well as written on the back of the package. After using them, if you let them set for a couple of weeks, just shake well and pump the tip once or twice into a paper towel to make sure it is flowing well. 

I love that this has gold and silver. These two colors are hard to find. I also like how fine I can draw or write with them using the edge of the chisel tip. I can also write broadly using the side of the tip. The tip can be turned around to a more rounded tip if your prefer. I really do love this brand of chalk markers. I highly recommend them.

I received these free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I, in no way, guaranteed a positive review but tested these thoroughly and formed my own opinions.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Review of the 8" Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri

8" Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri

The 8 inch Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri  is a small but mighty little frying pan. It has quickly become the pan we reach for when making an omelet, frying an egg, or doing a quick saute of onions for a recipe. 

The pan utilizes GREBLON. This is an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free. It has a textured pan surface which helps with the heat distribution. The pan is non-stick and it does work very well unlike some pans that claim to be non-stick and aren't. The first time you use it you do need to season it with a tiny amount of oil. For this pan 1/4 teaspoon is recommended. Peanut Oil is also recommended. Cover the inside pan with a thin layer of oil, then wipe off any extra with a soft cloth. You do not need to use oil when you cook with the pan but you can use a little water if it still seems to stick or if the recipe needs liquids. Do not pour cool water into the pan if the pan is hot. This can cause cracking to the pan's coating.

Make sure you lower the heat a bit with this pan. I found that the pan heats up quickly and is a little hotter than my other pans. Make sure not to use metal utensils to cook with as they can scratch the coating. The pan has a thick, rubber grip to the handle. It's comfortable to hold and to use. The pan is well made with the handle very securely attached.

Cleaning the pan is easy. Allow it to cool first, then wash with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. I like to use a soft cloth to dry it then I immediately hang it on my pot rack. I really like this pan so I want to make sure it stays like new! It is recommended that if food should stick, add a little water to the pan then heat it up to boiling. This should loosen the food.

I do a lot of cooking from scratch. I normally make 6-7 meals a week for my family. Over the years, I have used many, different frying pans. This is the first one that I have found that holds up to it's claim of being non-stick. I really do like it and will be recommending it to my family and friends.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

                            Ozeri Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan

The Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan by Ozeri is a powerful tower fan that doesn't take up a lot of floor space. It has several different modes and speeds so you can personalize it to your liking. 
It has a wind mode setting if you like a sound that mimics the wind blowing. I personally can't sleep with this mode since I prefer a steady sound. 
There is a natural mode which is more steady in sound. The fan can oscillate 90 degrees or stand still. The fan has a nighttime mode which is quieter and the lights on the fan dim. You can control the fan speed and also set a timer if you wish. There are 3 speeds total. You can barely hear the low speed. The LCD display shows the Timer and Temperature. It also shows the mode and speed. The timer can be set in 1 hour increments up to 12 hours. You can also turn the timer off and have it run as long as you like.

Put together, the fan can be adjusted from 32" up to 42". It stands on a rounded base. I would use caution when running it around a small child because, like most fans, it will tip over if they pull up on it. The fan was simple to put together and required no tools. The instructions are thorough and easy to understand.

Included is a remote control. This is great, especially if you are using it in the bedroom. You can fully adjust the speed and modes on the fan without getting out of bed. The remote works perfectly and the fan responds to it quickly. There is a place for the remote inside the top of the fan. The remote uses 2 AAA batteries.

This fan is stylish and nice enough to keep in the livingroom. It doesn't take up much floor space yet it is powerful enough to be felt across the room. It is light weight so it's easy to move to where you want it. I recommend this for anyone looking for a well-designed fan.

I did not receive any monetary gains for this post. I was provided the product free of charge to test and review. These are my own thoughts and opinions about the product.

Kodiak Survival Knife

Well made. Everything opens and closes at it should. The blade is well attached and doesn't have any wiggle to it. The knife also includes a flashlight, Firestarter, Whistle, and Belt Clip. There is also a belt holster included. The blade features both a straight edge and a serrated section. The knife isn't heavy and it's well balanced. The knife is made of stainless steel and the light is water resistant. Once you get the coating off, the fire starter is simple to spark. The knife stays closed when not in use. It closes easily and smoothly.
The knife blade isn't as sharp as it could be. This is more of a personal preference and it's easy enough to sharpen. The blade did fit easily into my knife sharpener and it was easy to sharpen. Some people might not like the way it closes. I have other knives with similar closures and have never had a problem.
This is a great, quality knife. It's perfect for an outdoor person, an urban explorer, or just for someone who enjoys a nice knife.

I was able to buy this at a discount in exchange for my opinion. It had no bearing on my review. I tested this and made my own evaluation of the product.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Amber Crown Baltic Amber Teething Bracelet for Babies (Honey Color)

This is made of beautifully colored amber beads. I found this bracelet to be well made. They've made it with the safety of a little one in mind! Each bead is individually knotted for extra safety. The clasp is a screw clasp. Included is a certificate of authenticity. This can be worn as a bracelet or as an anklet just make sure it's worn against the skin for best results. This does work. I used it on a 5 month old infant that is teething. I had to put it on her ankle since it was a little big for her wrist. There has been a noticeable difference in the amount of her drool. She has also been less fussy and calmer. If you have never tried amber jewelry, it's worth trying. The company does offer a 100 days risk free guarantee.

I received these free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I in no way guaranteed a positive review but tested these thoroughly and formed my own opinions.

Monday, September 21, 2015

 LINKYO 10 Color Liquid Chalk Marker Pens

I love these! They write so smoothly and the colors are bright. Make sure to read the instructions if you've never used chalk markers. How to properly activate the markers are on the side of each marker as well as written on the back of the package. I love that extra tips are included. That's a very nice touch and unexpected. These will write on chalkboard, glass, white board, or any other non-porous surface. They sell all kinds of chalkboard items at craft and hobby stores. Make sure to test a small area first if you aren't sure how well it will work. They go on wet but dry quickly. 10 different colors are included. A damp cloth is all it takes to clean off the surface after writing with these. They wash easily off of skin.

I received these free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I in no way guaranteed a positive review but tested these thoroughly and formed my own opinions.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Arts and Crafts Liquid Chalk Markers & 24 Chalkboard-Style Stickers! - 8 Vibrant Colors

These are great! The colors are beautiful and bright. They really stand out. You get 8 different colors. It also comes with 24 chalkboard like stickers. This is great for parties, organizing, or decorating. Make sure to read the side of the marker the first time you use them. It explains how to activate the markers. You hold down the point for a couple of seconds. Place the lid on and shake. Then you press the tip down on a paper or paper towel, until you see the color fill up the tip. After that they are ready to go! Store horizontally. The chalk wiped off easily using a damp cloth. It also washes off of skin with no problem and I was able to easily rinse it from the cloth that I used to wipe off the chalkboard.

These would make a good gift for a child, someone that loves to organize, or for someone who loves to craft. There are so many possibly ways to use these! The company offers a 100% back guarantee so you can buy these with confidence!

Note: I received these at a discount in exchange for my fair, honest, and unbiased opinion. It had no bearing on my review. I tested these and formed my own opinions.