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.
Amber Teething Necklace for Babies (Unisex)

This is a beautiful necklace. I love that it's not stretchy. There are two, slightly larger beads, that twist apart so you can place it around the baby's neck, ankle, or wrist. As with anything related to an infant or child, please make sure you supervise the baby when they are wearing it.

I purchased this for a 5 month old infant that I babysit. She has been miserable and restless with her teeth. Her drooling has been horrible, too. I noticed an immediate difference. I placed it on her (with the parent's okay) and made sure it was against her skin. Within an hour, she was much calmer and her drooling was half of what it was before. I wasn't sure if I was just wanting to see what I was seeing, so I asked her Mom. She noticed the same thing. Baby was much more content. She wasn't drooling or gnawing so much. The rest of the week, she has been a different child. She's much more mellow and happier. She's eating better and taking better naps (Remove the necklace when they are napping!)

I'll be honest, I was very skeptical until I saw it myself. Once a week it's a good idea to wipe off with a damp cloth then dry with a soft cloth. I have seen where some users recommend setting this in the sun once every couple of weeks for a couple of hours. It's supposed to "recharge" them. I found this to be well made. The beads are knotted on, not loose.

I feel comfortable recommending this if you have a little one that's miserable with their teeth. The company does offer a 1 year guarantee so it's worth a shot to see if it will work for your little one. This would also make a great baby shower gift!

Note: I was offered 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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Buttons & Pleats Womens Cotton No Show Low Cut Liner Socks 5 Pairs

These are great socks. They're so cute and colorful. They fit well. I wear a Woman's size 7 1/2. They are a perfect fit. They stay in place, too. I have had no issue with them sliding down into my shoe or turning around on my foot. They stayed in place while I was working out.

The colors of these are bright and cheerful. They will match almost any outfit! They are also the perfect weight. They are made of a premium 76% cotton, 22% polyester & 2% cotton fabric. They didn't sweat my feet yet are still comfortable to wear around without shoes. Depending on the shoe, they either do not show or barely show in the shoe.

I washed these a couple of times before reviewing. They did not shrink at all. The colors stayed bright and they didn't develop snags or pills. These are of a good quality. There aren't any raw or crooked seams. The elastic in the top isn't too tight. It's just the right amount of stretchy.

I really do like these socks. These would make a great gift even if the recipient is yourself!

Note: I was offered these for free in exchange for my fair, honest, and unbiased opinion. It had no bearing on my review. I tested these thoroughly and formed my own opinions.

Zitrades Solar Christmas Lights 200led Solar String Lights Outdoor Lighting Patio Lawn Garden Multi Color 72ft 22m.

I love these. My only problem was deciding where to put them! I decided to put them in the back yard so that the neighbors wouldn't think my love of Christmas had gone too far! They were easy to set up. The stake slides easily onto the solar panel. Make sure to set the panel in a spot that will get plenty of sun but will be in the dark at night. I put these on my fence and waited for dark. They immediately came on around dusk (7:45 pm). They stayed on all night.

These lights are tiny but they are bright! There are different lighting modes you can set it on. I prefer the colorful twinkling. there are 200 lights in all. It stretches approximately 72 feet. They are LED lights and the unit is waterproof.

These are great lights for your garden, patio, fairy garden, or Holiday decorating. I plan to wrap these around the small pine tree in my front yard once it's closer to Christmas. These would make a nice gift for anyone who loves lights or need a little sparkle in their life.

Note: I was offered 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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Esky® 3pcs Waterproof Solar Pink Tulip Flower Lights 

I am in love with these. They are very simple to set up. Make sure to set them where they will get a lot of light during the day yet will be dark enough at night for them to light up. The flowers are a bright, pretty shade of pink. They look nice in a garden or flower pot during the day. At night, they let off a pretty glow. These would look really cute in a fairy garden.

The stake is made of stainless steel. It fits firmly onto the flower. The bulbs of the flowers are LED bulbs. They let off a nice, warm glow. This is pretty sturdy and is waterproof. The battery of the solar panel is a 600mA rechargeable AAA Ni-MH battery. This was made to last for awhile. It is supposed to last for over 50,000 hours!

This would make a nice gift for anyone that loves flowers, gardening, or lights. It will add a bright spot to any garden, yard, or sun porch.

Note: I was offered this for free in exchange for my fair, honest, and unbiased opinion. It had no bearing on my review. I tested this thoroughly and formed my own opinions.

Easter Eggs - Hide 'Em and Hatch 'Em Eggs (Series 2) - Watch Them Hatch Like Magic Three Different Pets!

My son loves these grow animals. This is a unique twist on those. We did have one egg arrive with a hole in it and another was cracked. This is my reason for the 4 stars and not 5. I placed them in water but I can not say how long it took them to hatch. My son couldn't wait and kept messing with them until he had the figures out. They are very cute and very different than any I have bought before. They are thicker and heavier. We left them in water and they grew quickly. Within 3 days, they had more than doubled in size.

I removed them and am going to let them dry out and shrink. My son loves to put his grow animals into plastic bottles to grow, We add water and a little food coloring. He keeps them all on a shelf. These will make a great addition to his collection.

These would make a great little gift to any child who enjoys grow animals. It's a unique way to present them. These aren't just for Easter but would be a hit any time of the year!

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.

Packing Cubes 4pcs Value Set for Travel - Plus 6pcs Luggage Organizers Zip Bags

These are just what I was looking for! We like to take weekend trips. We want to be able to share a suitcase to make going in and out of a motel, simpler and packing the car easier. These are great. The 2 larger bags will easily hold 2 adult outfits each. I tested to see and I can fit 6 pair of my jeans into one and still zip it with no problem and with some room still left in the bag. I will disclose that I'm under 5 feet so my jeans aren't very long, as you can imagine! The smaller cubes can easily hold a couple of kid's outfits each. I tested using adult t-shirts. I was able to put 9 folded t-shirts into one and still zip it easily.

The included ziplocking bags are great for socks, underwear, shoes, or what ever else you want to organize in your suitcase. I would recommend wiping them off with a damp cloth if they ever need to be cleaned or washing, cold, gentle cycle then hanging up to dry. I found the cases to be well made with no hanging threads, raw seams, or anything loose.

This would make a great gift for someone who loves to travel! You could even just use the bags for organizing or packing away rarely worn items. I am so pleased to have found these!

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