Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple Certified 6 Feet Lightning Cable by AYL #Review


**I received the featured 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.**




1. Premium Quality Guarantee - The cable material, connectors, design, and package are all directly Approved and Certified by Apple, to meet Apple performance standards under Apple's MFi program. We proudly present AYL MFI Apple certified 8-Pin lightning cable.

2. Compatibilty - Compatible with every Apple Lightning connector device, charge and sync for : iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5, and iPod Nano 7. It also supports Mac and Windows PC.

3. 6 Feet long is Most Convenient and Popular Length - With the 6 Foot cable, it provides you more freedom to select a more comfortable location for you when your Apple device is charging no matter at home, in the car, or in a store.

4. Stylish and Slim Lightning connector design that allows it to be used with devices without removing your case. (Not for Lifeproof case fo now)

5. 1 Year Warranty - Please contact us anytime if you have any questions or need assistance. 100% Customer Satifaction is our Goal!
 


I notice that many electronic devices come with such short cables.  This can be really annoying when you are trying to charge something and don't want to set it on the floor in front of the plug.  It was great to have the opportunity to review this product. 

#AYLAppleCetifiedLightningcable

Some of my thoughts on this product:

This cable is the perfect length to be able to set your device on a table or something and not have to leave it on the floor in front of the plug while charging!!  I felt like this cable charges just as well as the cable that came with the device.  It is completely compatible with apple devices. AYL makes great quality products including this great cable.  I would compare the quality of this cable to the factory cable that comes with your device.  The only thing I wish is that it came with a wall plug part.  Of course you can plug it into any plug that you may have that has a USB port or you can plug it into your computer.  I like that this cable does come with a one year warranty.  Sometimes cables can start to short out after time even when you use them as directed.  AYL USB Charge/Sync cable is great for any of your newer apple devices.  It is also very convenient to use when you are trying to use your device and charge it too.  You have more length to work with!!  I really like this product and have been very satisfied with the quality of this cable. If you have an apple device and don't want to spend a lot of money on getting a longer cable to use I highly recommend you get this cable. 



Find yourself an AYL charging/sync cable here.

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Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne #Review


**I received the product featured 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.**


A little about Adovia Sulfer Soap for Acne:

- Adovia sulfur soap, is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea.
- Your skin's natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract.
- Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties
- This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth.
- Our sulfur soap has a 3% sulfur content.


 I love Adovia products!!  This is another great product that I had the opportunity to review.  Here are some of my thoughts about the Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne.

My acne has been getting pretty bad lately due to hormones.  I have been trying everything I could get my hands on including prescriptions.  I have had some products help some with this problem but not as much as others.  The products I find helping the most are all Adovia products.  Many other products I try do not do a single thing to improve my problem.  I was very excited to try this new product.  My acne has improved at least 65% in just one week of using this bar just one time a day.  This bar does warn against using it for dry skin.  I do have dry skin everywhere except my face.  My face seems to be more combination skin and always able to come up with producing acne.  I was so surprised how much my face improved after just one week of use!!  I have been so pleased with the results I have been having.  I am hoping that it can get rid of my acne completely or almost completely.  So far the results looks like that is possible.  Since my acne problem has been more hormonal I can't say for sure that it would get rid of it 100% but I will sure take the 65% improvement that I have been seeing.  I chose to only use it one time a day as to not over dry my skin.  This has worked great for my specific skin.  Others may need to use this bar twice a day to see more results.  This is a great product and I don't find it smelling too much like sulfur.  I have used prescription sulfur wash several times and the smell was always so much stronger than this bar with less results.  I am very pleased to find a product that works better for me than prescriptions I have tried in the past.  Since my skin is so sensitive and I have so many skin allergies I was a little afraid to try this product, but I have had no reactions.  I also find I am able to use this very well in conjunction with my clarisonic face washer.  It is a smooth soap and doesn't clog it up one bit.  I personally have grown to love this product and plan to continue use of this product.

Find yourself a bar of Adovia Sulfur Soap for Acne here.
#adovia

Sulfur Soap with Dead Sea Salt for Face & Body - 100% Natural - with Sulfur, Dead Sea Salt and Minerals - All Natural Sulphur Facial Cleanser for Oily & Acne Prone Skin - Not Too Harsh or Overly Drying - Satisfaction Guaranteed


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts- Dead Sea Salt Exfoliating Crystals GIVEAWAY

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Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts - At Home Microdermabrasion - Dead Sea Salt Exfoliating Crystals for Acne, Oily Skin and Blackheads

 Experience a More Radiant, Clear and Beautiful Skin with At-Home Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Treatment
100% Pure Dead Sea Salts Specially Finely Ground for Facial Use
Salts Infuse Skin with Dead Sea Minerals While Gently Exfoliating Dead Skin Cells
Perfect for Acne Prone and Oily Skin - Works Great When Mixed with a Cleanser, Soap or Mask for an Extra Exfoliating Effect
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Exfoliating Dead Sea Facial Salts - for Oily Skin - 2 Months Supply Natural facial salts improve your complexion, refresh and firm your skin while leaving it thoroughly cleansed. These salts will infuse your skin with Dead Sea minerals while removing dead skin cells, leaving your face radiant, smooth and refreshed. Eliminates Bacteria and excess oil Exfoliates dead skin cells and pore clogging particles Revitalizes and refreshes skin, revealing a new, healthy layer. Stimulates facial skin circulation and tightens pores Directions: Apply salt to a clean wet face and massage gently. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with Adovia Moisturizing Cream or Nourishing Night Cream.

GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts
Ends 10/10

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.  If you need any help entering feel free to email me.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the current giveaways! Good Luck!!





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Friday, September 12, 2014

BeeSili Ice Pop Molds Review


**I received the product featured 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 my have a different opinion.**



Ice Pop Molds - Make Popsicles or Use As Lunch Box Snack Keeper - Reusable, PBA Free, Highest Food Grade Silicone, FDA Approved - Make Healthy Pops with Leftover   Smoothie Mix, Juice, Yogurt Popsicles - Keep Snacks Fresh in Lunchbox –  Get 6 Bee  Sili™ Pop Molds Free!

     Bee Healthy,  Thrifts & Eco Friendly!
*100% BPA free, non-toxic
* FDA approved, food grade silicone that meets the highest standards to insure they are
                 completely safe for you and your family; no after taste or smells
* Nothing to lose: Love them or  get 100% money back guarantee for life.
*  Each mold is  8” long, 1” wide at the top & hold 3.4 oz or 1/3 cup
* Space saver, fits in small freezer  spaces
* Reusable, saves money and environmental resources
* Dishwasher safe - mold and the logo: Bee Sili™
* No  messy drips, easy to clean
* Cold and heat  resistant so no  cold fingers
* Slim cone shape fits  into small spaces in your freezer, lunch box, purse or gym bag
* Stand  6 molds  easily in a cup for filling


We were so excited to have the opportunity to review this BeeSili Ice Pop Molds.  My kids go through a lot of ice pops no matter what time of year it is. We do like homemade ones the best. We usually use juice or koolaid.


My Review:

I was a little skeptical about these molds at first and if they were going to leak if we laid them on their side to freeze them.  My husband kept reassuring me that it would be fine because the lid actually has a double seal on it.  I said OK and just let him go about making some homemade treats for the kids.  He was indeed right.  We had no problems whatsoever with them leaking at all and he laid them right on their sides to freeze.  The size of these molds are perfect for the perfect size ice pop.  It is also pretty cool that you can store snacks in them as well.  My daughter is one to usually like a paper towel when she has an otter pop but she didn't ask for a single one with these.  These ice pop mold also froze a lot faster than other ice pop molds I have tried in the past.  I like these much better than anything else that I have ever tried and they are definitely my new favorite!!!  We loved how easy these were to fill and use.  Once the kids finished an ice pop we just washed it up and filled it back up and it was frozen again within about an hour and a half, I was amazed.  These are great!!  I plan on getting rid of all the old ice pop molds I have and going to only using these.  

I recommend you check out BeeSili Ice Pop Molds for yourself and you can find them here.


**I received the product featured 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 my have a different opinion.**
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BakeitFun Baking Mat Review Review


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 About BakeitFun Baking Mat

Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements - 420mm x 280mm (16-1/2" x 11") with Free Recipe eBook.
Toaster Oven & Freezer Safe - Cookie, Macaron & Pastry Sheet.
Certified FDA Approved


* This is a USA Half Size Baking Mat - 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm) - Custom designed cutted corners fits perfectly a 13"x18" pan.

* Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials - Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone

* BakeitFun Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings - Cook Nontoxic: Our mat is BPA free.

* Non-Stick surface eliminates the need to scrub - Keep your baking sheets always clean - Just rinse with warm water and air dry or dishwash, then roll it and store.

* Reusable mat with outstanding heat conductivity - Perfect to use in oven, microwave or freezer - Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees - Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat 


 Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to bake.  I don't actually eat it all but I love making it and giving it away.  I get asked all the time how I can have that much self control and I can tell you I have no idea, I just have a passion for baking.  All I need is a taste and that is good enough for me.  I get so much enjoyment just making treats for others. 

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Some of my favorite things to make are pastries even though they take FOREVER.  So I was really excited to have the opportunity to review this baking mat. 


My Review:

This baking mat was great!! It made the baking of my pastries so much easier.  I had NO sticking to the pan whatsoever.  I also did not have to use spray to keep them from sticking either.  I felt like this mat cleaned up a lot better than just using my pans, so it made for much easier clean up.  I really like that because so many times you get that caked on grease from cooking too many greasy things on a pan that it just starts to burn the butter onto the pan.  I am very picky about my pans and keeping them clean and keeping them from getting that build up.  This baking mat was perfect because it wiped off so easily and prevented that grease from burning onto the pan.  The BakeitFun Baking Mat is also the perfect size to fit onto a jelly roll cookie sheet.  I have had some silicone mats in the past that I got rid of because I didn't like the texture, I had things stick to them, and they just didn't fit the pan right.  This mat fit perfectly, nothing got stuck, and it has a great texture.  I really like this mat and plan on using it from now on for all my baking.  I hope to get a second and possibly a third one so I can use them with my additional pans when baking.  If you love to bake like I do then I urge you to check out this baking mat for yourself.  I bet you will love it just as much as I do.  It would also make a wonderful gift for someone in your life that loves baking. 

Here are my finished pastries. ;)

#bakingmat

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Roaring Spring Paper Products Review


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 Roaring Springs Paper Products is a 126 year-old manufacturer of paper products (made in the USA) such as notebooks and file folders. 
Roaring Springs is currently trying to get the word out about a few of their new products. 

Become a fan of Roaring Springs Paper Products on Facebook and you could have the opportunity to win products randomly, by answering quiz questions or sharing. (http://www.facebook.com/RoaringSpringPaperProducts ).

Here's a brief overview of the products and links if you'd like to learn more:  

Color Me Products – These notebooks and folders encourage kids to be creative by personalizing and coloring the covers. There are a variety of pre-printed themes on the covers such as Aquarium, Farm, Sports and Fun Park to peak kids’ interest.   http://www.rspaperproducts.com/products/color-me-products



Sugarcane Paper Notebooks - This environmentally friendly product is made of paper from sugarcane, a truly renewable paper.  This is a notebook where, by purchasing it really does save a tree.  http://www.rspaperproducts.com/products/wirebound-notebooks/genesis-poly-cover-paper-notebooks

 


Cross-Over Notebook - Unique wire bound notebook that has college-ruled lines running the width of the page on one side, and the length of the page on the other side. This unique printing allows you to take notes three ways: wide for sketching or to illustrate diagrams, standard, or use the backlight grid pattern the lines create for graphing. These are several great ways to get a lot out of one notebook. Crossover to a better note taking experience!  http://www.rspaperproducts.com/products/wirebound-notebooks/special-use-notebooks/cross-over-book

Always Cool Notebooks – These awesome notebooks feature vintage, hand-drawn designs from the early 1900s. They also sport the old Roaring Spring logo. Definitely a blast from the past! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=622594847826685&set=a.308708669215306.71498.298632526889587&type=1&theater
  
My Review:

 

Roaring Springs Paper Products makes great notebooks.!!  They are much better quality than many I found on sale at the stores just before school was about to begin.  I also like that Roaring Springs has so many different styles of notebooks to choose from.  Some of the styles are very unique and I haven't seen them in any other brand.  The Cross-over notebook for example I have not seen before.  It is a really cool concept and can come in really handy for different types of projects or learning.  I really like that the 3 subject notebooks have a folder in the front of the notebook to keep your papers handy so you don't have to carry a separate folder.  My children loved the "Color Me Products".  They loved that they could have a notebook and be able to color the front and have it customized and decorated just the way they wanted it.  I also really like that these products are environmentally friendly.  I feel like I am giving back to the earth rather than just taking away from it.  The quality of the paper itself is great!! I find it a much better quality than many other notebooks I have purchased in the past. The spirals on these notebooks are good quality and not as cheap as many I have seen out there.  I highly recommend these paper products for any of your school or home needs. 

Find yourself some Roaring Springs paper products today!!


#RSPaperProducts



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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homemade Cream of Zucchini Soup Recipe



I have had this recipe for quite some time now and have had many requests for it.  This is one of my go to favorites for fall when you are looking to use some of the vegetables from your garden.

 

This Picture is courtesy of my sister-in-law.  She made the soup today and I forgot to take a picture the last time I made it and the soup I have made is in my freezer.  I will update the picture next time I make the soup.  Thanks for sharing!!

HOMEMADE CREAM OF ZUCCHINI SOUP
 
Start with 2 Large Zucchini
First cut and de-seed zucchini (if they are large, if they are small you do not need to de-seed)  No NEED TO PEEL. Place in pot and fill with water to cover all the zucchini.  Boil until the zucchini is soft and mushy, you don't want a tough skin. Once your zucchini is cooked, puree in blender with the water used to cook the zucchini.
 
So 4 Cups Zucchini PUREED-set aside

1/2-3/4 cube of real butter
6 cubes of Chicken bullion cubes
1/2 cup flour or cornstartch
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder (I sometimes add a little more depending on the taste at the end)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp season salt (I use Lawry's)
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Basil
2 Cups milk
2 Carrots Shredded

 
Once you have cooked and pureed your zucchini then set it aside.  In your now empty pot add the butter, bullion cubes, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, season salt, oregano, and basil to make your paste.  Heat on medium low to not burn the butter.  Melt the butter and make your starter paste, stirring constantly.  Slowly whisk your zucchini puree into your paste a little at a time to start to thin it out.  If you don't do it a little at a time that is when you end up with clumps in your soup so make sure to whisk and add only a little at a time.  Once your paste is thinned out a little and just covering the bottom of the pan, then add the rest of your zucchini puree and shredded carrots.  Cook on medium heat until you get it almost to a boil.  Don't let it boil to prevent scorching.  Add 2 cups milk.  Turn to low and simmer for 20 min or so.  

Sometimes I will add a little more than 2 cups milk depending on how creamy I want it and how thick the soup looks.  I usually like my soup a little thicker rather than thin like water.  You can add less milk or add water to get your desired thickness.  Also If I have any left over whipping cream or heavy whipping cream in my fridge I will usually use that in place of the regular milk and add a little water, but regular milk works just fine.  OPTIONAL: Add cheese or crispy bacon if you want. 

VARIATION:  You can add any kind of squash to the zucchini or replace the zucchini with squash and use the same recipe and have a different delicious result. (I love to add acorn squash)
 
I hope it makes sense and I didn't over explain it!!!!  Good luck.  It is really yummy!!  

Let me know if you have any questions.
 
Leave me a blog post comment and tell me what you think or if there are any recipes you would like to see.


**This post is not sponsored.  I did not receive any product or compensation for this post.  This is my own recipe and my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**