Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cave Tools Spatula Review & Coupon Code

**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Products received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.**


Who doesn't like an awesome BBQ in the summer?? Great tools are very helpful when you want to do some summer entertaining.

I was excited to have the opportunity to review another great product from Cave Tools!!




We really LOVE this stainless steel spatula from Cave Tools!  I have been through so many BBQ spatulas during summer time due to quality.  Many spatulas I have had in the past had plastic handles that would either end up breaking or somehow get melted from getting set too close to a flame.  

This spatula is of very high quality.  It is a solid sturdy tool to use inside your home and out.  We have used it inside with our cast iron griddle and outside with our grill.  I really like the nice design of this spatula.  Not only does it have a great look but it also has great features.  It has a bottle opener feature handy for those of you that have a drink by your side while grilling during the summer.  No need to have an extra item lying around in your way to use for that purpose.  



Cave Tools Stainless Steel Spatula also has a serrated edge that I really like for those pesky packages you take out to the grill and forget something to open the package with.  This edge is great for cutting those packages right open.  It is also great for cutting your meat open a little bit to check how cooked your meat is.  The serrated edge on this spatula has many other great uses.  I really like that this spatula acts as many tools in one.  





Of course, we also really love that this spatula is dishwasher safe!!  This makes it great for people like me who are lazy and hate the "by hand" dishes.  It came out very clean after just one time through the dishwasher.  

The only thing that I wish is that it came with a little plastic box or something to put it in.  It can be pretty sharp around that serrated edge and I don't want to just leave it in a drawer for my kids to get cut on.  (I don't have many storage solutions at my home.) My husband ended up keeping the box to store it in because the box was really nice and made of great cardboard that wasn't at all flimsy.  Although my storage situation, the storage of the spatula would not be a deal breaker for me.  I would buy and recommend this spatula to anyone!!  We really love this quality spatula!! 







For those summer BBQs and with 4th of July coming up I recommend you check this product out for your family or a great gift.  This spatula could even make a great wedding gift if you know anyone getting married this summer season.

Cave Tools Spatula 15% Off Coupon 
Code: 

SPATULA15





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BabyIt Comfort Gel Review

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Just a few months ago I shared the happy news that we were adding a new addition to our family.  We have since welcomed that beautiful baby into our lives.  There are so many things that have been helpful along the way.  I just wanted to take some time today and share one of those things with you.

I had never been one for perineal massage with my previous pregnancies.  I decided this time around I was going to give it a try.  It was something that was worth a try after tearing with my previous pregnancies in addition to getting an episiotomy and having a more difficult recovery.

A little bit about perineal massage and BabyIt Comfort Gel:






What is Perineal Massage Anyway? Perineal massage is a daily massage that helps prevent trauma to vaginal tissues during childbirth, and helps postpartum recovery go a little more smoothly. Perineal massage has also been shown in studies to reduce the need for episiotomy during childbirth and to diminish postpartum pain during sex.  

What Makes BabyIt Great?
  • BabyIt is isotonic, meaning its salt concentration is perfectly balanced to match your vaginal cells. Other products are hypertonic or hypotonic, causing water to be either sucked into — or out of — vaginal cells, leading to serious irritation and tissue damage.

  • BabyIt contains NO parabens, oils, or glycerol.

  • Each box includes detailed instructions on how to perform perineal massage.





MY REVIEW:

I decided BabyIt Perineal Massage & Postpartum Comfort Gel would be a great product to give a try in an effort to improve my birthing experience this time around.  I was very happy to have the opportunity to review this product.  I was able to do some perineal massage for just a couple of weeks.  I personally feel weird doing it and I found it a little painful (maybe I wasn't doing it right), but now that I have tried it I feel like it was worth the try.  I ended up delivering my baby 3 weeks early due to some complications so I wasn't able to use the product as long as I would have liked before my delivery.  The gel has a very smooth and slimy texture, but it isn't oily.  It was comfortable to use and I didn't feel like it just sticking around forever.

I am happy to report that during my delivery I actually didn't tear at all this time in addition to the episiotomy!! Not additionally tearing made my experience better.  I can't say for sure if it was strictly due to using the product and doing the perineal massage but I am sure that the combination of everything really helped in my delivery process.  This also made for a better recovery.


Due to the fact that I wasn't able to use this gel as much as I would have liked before delivery my favorite use for it was actually for after delivery.  It was so soothing for the healing process to use as a moisturizer with the witch hazel pads I was using.  Since this gel isn't oily it washes off your hands very well after application.  Which is very nice compared to many other products.  I like to put this gel in the refrigerator to cool it a little in order to dull the pain a little more and provide more pain relief.  Kind of like what you would do with aloe gel after a sunburn.  After I refrigerated it then I actually applied it to the pads I wore.  This was great to keep my stitches moist so they never felt any "itch" from the healing process.  I also healed a lot quicker this time around and my pain level was very low compared with my previous deliveries.  

This product to me was definitely worth the try.  I really like this product for after delivery and would buy it to use if I ever deliver another baby.
 It was very comforting and helpful to me after delivery.  If you are pregnant or know someone who is pregnant I would suggest you consider trying this product out.  

If you would like to try some BabyIt Perineal Massage and Postpartum Comfort Gel you can find it here

Here are a few photos to give you a little glimpse into our world with our little blessing.

24 Hours old


He changed so much just during the time we were in the hospital.  We were there for 2 weeks and by the time we were able to go home I was SO ready to take my little man home and share him with the rest of the family. 

3 Days old


2 Weeks old when we got to leave the hospital. 


 6 Weeks old.  Boy does time go by WAY too fast!! 


We love this little family of ours. I am so lucky to have them as a part of my life.

If you are trying to conceive or are pregnant check out FAIRHAVEN HEALTH for some great products!

I also LOVE their fertility vitamins!!!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket Review & Coupon Code

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With warm weather and summer just around the corner this veggie basket was something I was in need of.  We LOVE warm weather and BBQs!!  We grill a lot in the summer and it is so hard to find good products to grill more food than just meat.  I was so excited to have the opportunity to review this product. 




The Perfect BBQ Basket for Small Foods - Grilled Veggies, Fruits, Shrimp, Fish, Meats and any other food that would normally fall through the grates now has DELICIOUS BARBECUE FLAVORS
Convenient Side Dishes - No more pan frying your sides in the kitchen while cooking your entrée out on the grill. Your Veggie tray takes up less space on the grill so you can cook everything at once.



Cave Tools has some great products for outdoor grilling!!  This veggie basket was just what I needed for the upcoming grilling season.  I had a grilling tray in the past that I purchased and tried using but I just never liked it.  It didn't have 4 sides (only 3) to keep the food in like this basket and the holes were bigger so those smaller veggies would still fall through.  The sides were short making it almost impossible to stir food without it falling off.  I also didn't like that it would just never really get clean after use no matter how much scrubbing I did.


This stainless steel basket has great sides which are angled just right to keep the food in the basket and yet still allow enough room for being able to stir the food for even cooking.  It also has slots rather than holes which I really like because the small veggies never fell through.



 We decided to do a combination of veggies including yellow squash, green & red bell peppers, carrots, and onions.  I added some extra virgin olive oil to coat the veggies because I wasn't sure how bad they would stick to the basket.  I also did this so my seasonings would stick really well to my veggies.  I then added season salt, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper, steak seasoning, and parmesan cheese.  We then added steak strips to complete the meal.


IT WAS SO DELICIOUS!!

Our food ended up with the perfect grill flavor without being burned or falling down into the grill.  It was one of the best tasting meals I have had in a while and I will definitely be making this meal again.  Next time I use this basket I plan on grilling pineapple in this basket for dessert. :)

This is a AWESOME product that I plan on using over and over again!!



My absolute favorite feature of this Vegetable Grill Basket is that it is DISHWASHER SAFE!!!  I hate trying to wash my grilling products by hand.  The one thing I did find with washing this basket was that it did wash best on the bottom rack completely flat so that all the surfaces got clean.  It is SO much better than scrubbing by hand!!

If you are looking for a great gift for someone that loves to grill I highly recommend this Vegetable Grill Basket!!  It would make a great gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or just a great gift for yourself.

Use this coupon code below for 15% off of the Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket!!

COUPON CODE

Vegetable Basket 15% Off: VEGGIE15

I would highly recommend this Cave Tools Vegetable Grill Basket to anyone!!


**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Products received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.**




Saturday, March 4, 2017

PinkBlush Maternity Review

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To all my readers:

I am so sorry that I have been a little MIA for quite a while.  There have been many changes in my life the last couple of years and I feel like I have fallen off of the bandwagon.  It is now time to continue my life and what better way than to start out with a fun announcement........

After many changes in my life the last couple of years.....I am SO excited to announce that I am expecting a baby!  I have wanted another child for many years but due to many circumstances it didn't happen.  It was probably the best thing for me personally at the time.  I have learned now that it just wasn't the right time.......until now.  Of course, I am TERRIFIED! I am completely starting over after having my last child 10 years ago.  There are so many things that have changed since then.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to review maternity clothing from PinkBlush Maternity.


 PinkBlush Maternity Review

There are so many new products on the market now than there were in the past.  One of my favorite products is the much better selection of maternity clothes. I always had the hardest time with my previous pregnancies finding things that fit me that I actually liked and felt good in.  Feeling good about yourself when you are pregnant is such a huge thing.  It is a time when your body is going through so many changes and it is so easy to get in a negative rut about yourself.  I sure am no stranger to that feeling.  This pregnancy has been especially hard on me in that way because I was in very good shape before getting pregnant.  I was finally starting to feel good about myself right before I got pregnant.  Then everything changed.  It has been so long since I was pregnant.  I had forgotten many of the changes the body makes.





One of the things I always have the hardest time finding is cute maternity dresses.  Most dresses I tried were just never quite small enough.  I am a petite person and many times a size small was even too large for me.  I really like the style of PinkBlush maternity dresses. They fit perfectly in all the right places and accentuate the parts that you want to accentuate while pregnant and hide the places that I didn't want to accentuate.   The colors of this dress are perfect for any skin tone.  I have quite fair skin and was worried it would make me look more pale, but I was quite pleased with how it looked against my skin.  I am normally drawn to dark and rich colors.  This dress was different and just drew me in.  I was excited to try something different and I am glad I did!! :)  I really LOVE this this maternity dress.



The only downside I had to this dress was that it was too long.  I can't easily wear flat shoes with it.  (As shown in picture below.) Although all the dresses in this post are all the same size (small), the length was not created equal.  I am not a huge fan of wearing heels when pregnant so I usually always wear flats.  I am very clumsy when pregnant.  Which I hear can be normal.  In my previous pregnancy I fell and broke my foot while pregnant. I now like to make it a little easier on myself.  I can wear this dress just fine with heels but I will need to hem it if I would like to wear it with flats.  (Which I can do myself no big deal.)  It would just be nice to have them all the same length.  The sleeves, bodice, and rest of the dress fit me perfectly.



I guess I am very partial to blue dresses.  This next dress I chose was also blue, but much richer colors like what I would normally gravitate to.  This dress was the perfect length.  This dress is also darker than the other dress and has deeper and more saturated colors.



This dress fits like a dream.   These dresses are all made from a very stretchy comfortable fabric.  It isn't a cotton type fabric.  The fabric is more along the lines of a stretchier version of bathing suit fabric.  It is very comfortable and makes for a great fit for any body.  It is also the perfect type of fabric to grow with your body, but also not stretch out too much so you can use it after pregnancy as well.  These dresses would be great pregnancy clothes for people with any body type.


I am drawn to the same styles in different colors!! 
Once I find something I like I seem to stick with it.

The reason I stuck with the same style of dress is because I wanted something I could wear post pregnancy as well.  I plan on nursing my baby and wanted something that I could wear easily as a nursing mom as well.  Each dress has fabric that just crosses across your chest so it is easy access for nursing a baby.   I love this feature about these dresses.  I will probably even still continue to wear these dresses for years to come even after I am done nursing.

This third dress was one that I had actually fell in love with a few months ago on the PinkBlush Maternity website and just had to buy for myself.  Sadly I no longer see this dress on their site.  I have had this one for a little while and worn this dress several times.  It fits me just as well as the other dresses.  I am absolutely in LOVE with the colors of this dress.  The colors in person are even better than what they looked like when I saw them online.



I have had such a confidence boost since being able to wear these dresses.  I was starting to feel down on myself just because my body wasn't mine anymore.  These dresses gave me just what I needed.  I get compliments any time I wear PinkBlush Maternity clothing.  I am totally fine wearing a dress all day if it helps me feel better about myself.  That is exactly what I do with these dresses.



If you are looking for cute maternity clothes I highly recommend that you check out the great selection from PinkBlush Maternity.


Thanks for joining me for my review and announcement!!

Stay tuned for more great things to come. :)




**I received some of the featured products free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Products received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.**

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Jenaluca Herb Scissors

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  • SAVE TIME AND HASSLE. Say good-bye to tedious mincing and chopping with the most useful, fun kitchen gadget ever! Two snips with the sharp, finely balanced 5 blades equals 10 knife chops. One of your favorite kitchen tools for your home herb garden!
  • CELEBRATE WITH HERBAL CONFETTI! Snip herbs in perfectly sized pieces right onto plates and pans. Like the finest restaurants - garnish with finesse! Impress your family and friends. But hide your clever herb cutting scissors or they will take them home!
  • EASY TO USE / EASY CLEAN UP. Professional chef results with minimum mess. One quick swipe with the cleaning comb end of the blade cover pushes stuborn clinging herbs right off. Hate clean up? Just rinse the blades and wash the herbs scissors in your dishwasher.
  • PROTECTIVE COVER - COMFORTABLE HANDLES. Better than silicone, the TPR interior handle provides a comfortable, soft grip. The premier choice in hand tool grips, TPR is light weight, soft touch, anti-abrasive, and recyclable. The accessory cover protects the five blades of your herb cutter when stored.
  • PERFECT GIFT - MANUFACTURER LIFETIME GUARANTEE - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. Beautifully packaged for kitchen, bridal, wedding shower, hostess, birthday and housewarming gifts. Buy one pair for cooking. Buy a second multi blade scissors for arts and crafts to fringe fabric or shred paper. Buy a third pair for a gift and receive free shipping! We are known for standing behind our products 100% with our company's LIFETIME GUARANTEE. 


Herb scissors are great to have in any kitchen. Great for anyone who loves to use fresh ingredients in their home.  I love having herb scissors in my home.  They are so handy to have when you are cooking with fresh herbs.  I really like my herbs cut fine when they are fresh.  These Jenaluca Herb Scissors are excellent for cutting your herbs fine for any dish you would like to make.  It is great to be able to cut many pieces at once unlike other herb scissors that cut just one bit at a time.  These scissors make cutting herbs so much easier and save time compared to other products.  I really like that they have a cover to cover the blades keeping them safe from being broken or dented and also keeping them from catching something else in your kitchen drawer.  I really like these herb scissors and hope you will like them too.  


Keep using your fresh herbs and use these great Jenaluca Herb Scissors to make your life just a little easier.  Makes a great gift!






**I received this product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**



Holiday Gift Guide: Garden Ties & Clips

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  • EASY TO USE - Simply press on the garden clip to open, attach to supporting rod, stick or string and let go to release. Garden Ties - Just cut with pruning sheers and tie around plant and support stalk
  • REUSABLE & ADJUSTABLE - Easy to remove garden clip and garden ties to adjust as your plants grow
  • GENTLE - Will not damage delicate plants or hinder growth
  • VERSATILE - Great for Tomato Cages, Pickle Vines, Hydrangeas, Clematis, Honeysuckle vines, humming bird plants
  • COMBO PACKAGE - 20 Clips and 10 Feet of Tie


Anyone that knows gardening can get very creative with tying up their plants so they grow well and don't fall over. I really like these clips because it makes the job easy.  No need to be creative searching all over your home for something to use to tie up your tomato plants.  These garden ties and clips are so easy to use.  They are great for vines, tomato plants, tall pepper plants, and many more uses in your garden.  In fact I have found many more uses around my home for them and not just in my garden.  I really like that the wire ties aren't too skinny or sharp and cut into your plants like some other products I have found in the past.  In fact they can be moved around as your plants grow so they don't cut into your plants helping your plants thrive. These clips also blend really well into the plant unlike my old stocking tights that I have used in the past.  This is a great tool to add to your gardening tool box.  It would also make a great gift for the gardner that you love.


Help give the gift of a green thumb by giving a set of these great Garden Ties & Clips.

Find yourself some Garden Ties & Clips here.


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Holiday Gift Guide: Bamboo Placemats

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  • STYLISH - Beautiful black fabric around the bamboo table mats, matches most decor. Great for everyday use.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY - Placemats bamboo are in natural form, no additional dyes that may stain your table
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN - These kitchen placemats are quick and easy to wipe clean with damp cloth. Idea dinner placemats for dining room, kitchen table or even outdoors.
  • NO DYES - Many other placemats bamboo are dyed with various colors, these types of placemats can ruin your table. Our natural bamboo placemats for table do not have any dyes and have fabric backing for extra protection for your table.
  • GREAT VALUE - Set of 4 placemats for a great low price. Order yours today!


I have had a hard time finding good placemats that go with my house that are functional, quality, and placemats that I like.  I am a huge fan of simple. These Bamboo Placemats are great.  I really like that they have a finished edge unlike some other bamboo placemats that I have found in the past.  I also really like that they are so easy to clean.  They wipe very easy, so if someone spills something on them it is very easy clean up.  They go very well with many types of decor and are very neutral.  These bamboo placemats are of great quality at a great price.  I really like these placemats for my home.  They add a nice touch to my home decor by being simple and clean.  Bamboo placemats are also very simple to store by rolling them up or leaving them flat.  I really like that I don't have to iron these placemats like previous ones I have owned.  Give the gift of functional home decor this holiday season. 






Save $3 off until December 31, 2015 
use code 7US52AXX at checkout


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