Sunday, January 31, 2016

StitchMeGifts Subscription Service

People have all kinds of hobbies. I, myself, like to make artsy things. I draw, paint, color, and make things with my hands. Cross stitching is something that I really enjoy, when my arthritis, isn't acting up. To be able to find a service that gives me all the patterns I could ever want, is amazing.


StitchMeGifts, is a great subscription service. You can pay monthly, yearly, and they even have a lifetime membership. The web site, makes it easy to find patterns and download them and easy to become a member.


All the patterns, are easy to follow and the headers make them easy to find. For example, you can find Valentine's day and Easter patterns, by clicking on those titles. Then all you have to do, is scroll down and click on the one you want, download it and  start cross stitching.


Head on over to the StitchMeGifts website, and find out everything you need to know about it! Look through the patterns and see if this service is right for you! I am really enjoying it so far and I think you will as well.

I received this service in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Cupid's Arrow--Sugar Creek Candle Company

Ahhh love..the thing that can lift us up and bring us tumbling back down in a matter of seconds. If you don't want to go all out this Valentine's day but still want some romance, try a candle. I really like this one from Sugar Creek Candle Company.



The label on this candle is adorable. They display what it is and the name and then in the background, they give you the company name. To me, that means a lot. They are putting the product first. Smart, considering that is how they make money, while still making sure everyone knows that company name, so they know where to find their next candle!



This candle is a beautiful pink/purple. It lights really easily, I did have to trim down the wick just a little bit. It is a soy candle and naturally scented. I still can not place the smell of it though. It has been bugging me since I got the candle. With 3,000 hours of burn time though, I think I have more then enough time to get it figured out!


Head on over to the Cupid's Arrow Candle product page on Amazon. From there, you will find out more about this product, see what other people are saying about it, and you can pick one up for your Valentines day, or for someone special!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Peter Cottontail Naturally scented candle-- Sugar Creek Candle Company

Since my dad died, I have had to try extra hard to enjoy holidays. Always trying to surround myself with the best stuff to distract myself from the fact that he isn't here to help celebrate. Decorations are fun but mostly for a certain of year. Candles can be geared toward a holiday but used all year long.


This candle, is called Peter Cottontail. It is a soy candle, and naturally scented. I sometimes have a hard time placing the scent of candles, but this one is super easy to figure out. There is even a hint in the name of it...Cotton!


I find the smell of this candle, to be pleasing. I hate to do laundry, but I love the smell of freshly laundered clothes. So this scent is right up my alley and something I really enjoy. Since it burns about 3,000 hours, I have plenty of time to enjoy it as well!


The look of this candle is nice. It is a decent size, not too big or too heavy. The pop off/on lid is simple to use  and it looks to be the right size for the candle and not oversized and strange looking like other candles I have seen.


Overall, I really like this candle. It lights easily, has a great looking sticker, and it will last me quite awhile! Head on over to the Peter Cotton Tail Candle product page on Amazon. From there you can find out more about this candle, see what other people are saying about it, and you can pick one up for yourself or someone you love!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy Blocks--Click N Play

My kids are all over in age. It is hard to find something that they will all play with. One won't understand how or some think the toys are baby toys and won't play with them. They all pretty much have their own thing. When I can find something they will all use, I enjoy it very much.



My kids really enjoy these blocks and I have to be honest, I enjoy them as well. There is so much you can do with these, as long as you have a great imagination. Play time doesn't get much easier then this. I love that these remind me of toys that they had when I was young and when my parents were young as well. Plus you don't need batteries and you don't have to use electricity to use them.


There are a lot of color wooden blocks included in this set. Which means you can get a really good pattern going. No matter what you build, it will be colorful and not bland and boring. They are just simple blocks made of wood. One shape,one size and they all look alike besides the colors of them.


It does include a booklet with already made items. Showing you what you can make. They don't have detailed step by step instructions, so of course you can't really recreate what you see in the booklet, unless you sit there and study the pictures, piece by piece. I wish they would include some step by step instructions. That would make them a lot cooler.


My kids and I don't need to make what they made though and they have come up with some really cool designs. These blocks keep their attention for quite awhile and they have a lot of fun making and showing me their stuff. Clean up can take a bit, with 208 blocks, they tend to get all over! But it is worth it to see how much fun they have with them!



Head on over to the Click N Play Happy Blocks product page on Amazon. From there, you can find out more about these blocks, see what other people are saying about them, and you can pick up a set for your family!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

A Tale of A Ring--Novel

I find it crazy, that you can be handed over to a "pimp" to be used for whatever. I know it can happen. I see it a lot on crime shows that I watch, I just couldn't imagine what those women and this lady went through during all of this. You really get a sense of her emotions..how she was feeling and how horrible it was.


You literally see it through her eyes, almost like you are living it as well. The writing is awesome in this book. I found it a good read. Probably not for everyone. Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. You just get this overwhelming feeling of pity, but happiness as well, when you see her pull through it all.

Head on over to the A Tale Of A Ring product page on Amazon. From there you can find out more about this book, see what other people think about this book, and you can read this book for yourself!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Silicone Baby Food Storage

When your baby starts eating solid foods, it is such a milestone. Something you want to remember..mostly. There is the mess of the food everywhere, and all the jars that you have to buy. There is always food left and who knows how safe it is in those jars.


I think this is such a good idea. It will save you a bunch of money and a bunch of time as well. You can put whole jars or the leftovers inside of this silicone storage. It is shaped like a honey comb or flower and it doesn't take up much room in the freezer at all.


As far as use, this storage is very easy to use. All you have to do, is wash it out and let it dry. Then put the baby food into the different pods. I put the fruits on one side and the regular food on the other. It helps me keep track of what is what and what I want to feed the baby. Once you are done with that, just place the lid and stick it in the freezer.


They freeze into neat little frozen pods. When it came time to pop them out, I had no trouble getting them out. Then I just heated them up, waited for them to cool off, and then fed my little man. He didn't seem to notice a difference between that and the food straight from the jar, which is always nice!


I think this would be perfect for saving leftover baby food, and it would be great for those awesome moms, who make there own baby food in bulk. It would be an easy way to always have what you need, and store it when it isn't needed. I am very happy with this product!


Head on over to the Silicone Baby Food Storage product page on Amazon. From there you can find out more about this product, see what others are saying about it, and you can pick one up for yourself or a new mommy!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Home-It Garment Rack

With only one closet, our apartment gets crazy. Everyone trying to get what they need throughout the day. The kids have dressers, so they don't keep much in the closet, but my husband and I have a bunch of clothes and we really needed something better!


To me, this is a great garment rack. It comes in a huge box and there is some assembly but nothing you need tools for. When you take it out of the box, the first thing you see is the shine of the steel. It is a bit heavy to lift out, so you may want to cut the whole front of the box apart and pull it out that way.


It is all one piece, except the 2 extender pieces, that are zip tied to the rack. They are perfect if you want this rack to be about a foot taller then how it stands alone. If you use the extenders, all you have to do, is unfold the rack and pull the two longer pieces up until they are standing straight up. They move around a bunch so i worked on one side and then the other. Place the extenders on top of the poles standing up and then place the top piece in.


The pieces slide in and out easily. If you don't want to use the extenders, simply straighten the two sides and then place the top piece. I am not for sure how tall this rack is without the extenders, but I assume it is about 5 foot. With the extenders it could be close to 6 feet tall. I am 5"11 and it is   about a foot shorter then me with no extenders and a little bit taller then me with them.


All you have to do after that, is start hanging your clothes on the rack. I have about 15 shirts and 10 jeans hanging up right now.The bar isn't sagging at all and it doesn't appear like the rack will break. I feel like I could put more clothes on here safely, because there is more room left on the rack.


One of my favorite parts about this rack, is the fact that it has wheels.Basically making it a portable closet in my eyes. You can move a normal closet when you redecorate, but you can move this whenever and wherever you want. The wheels move better on our wood floor then they do the carpet, but either way it still moves!


Head on over to the Home-It Garment Rack product page on Amazon. From there you can find out more about this garment rack, see what others are saying about it, and you can pick one up for your home!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.

Chalkboard Wall Decal

I often have too much to do and too much to remember. When you are in the world of product reviews, life can be stressful. It can be overwhelming and way too much to remember. I needed a new way to keep track and I think this roll is the perfect way to do just that.



I have never seen another product like this. I have all shapes of labels and they are nice, but not for what I need them for. I needed a big piece that I could write on and erase. That is why this product is so perfect for me. There is so much I can do with this and I will be finding more ways to use it as well.


This wall decal, is 6 foot long and a foot high. It is basically a huge sticker. It also includes pieces of different colored chalk. 2 white pieces, a pink, a blue, and a yellow. Everything is packaged really well and it is easy to get it all open...besides the chalk. The chalk is packaged almost too well and I broke a bunch of the sticks as I was getting them out. I am really happy I broke them though and they weren't broken in shipping.


When you get ready to use them, there are only a few things you have to do:

1. Unroll the wall decal roll
2. Cut the size and shape that you want/need
3. Take the backing off to expose the sticker
4. Apply it to a clean wall or surface
5. Use a credit card to smooth it out
6. Color the whole thing with chalk
7. Erase it all
8. Use and enjoy!


If you don't like where you put the decal, you can peel it off and move it to wherever you want it. It sticks just like the first time, no matter how many times you move it.


I found this easy to use and easy to write on. My kids use some in their rooms to draw on, I write what they need to do that week, and I use this for my to do list. It saves a lot of paper, looks cool on the wall, and I can write and erase with ease. This product just made my life a lot easier and put more money in my pocket!


Head on over to the Chalkboard Wall Decal product page on Amazon. From there you can find out more about this product, see what others are saying about this product, and you can pick one up for yourself!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion/review.