Friday, June 27, 2014

Canvas HQ Custom Canvas Artwork Review + Giveaway







I have to say I love getting pictures taken  and then putting them on the wall and staring at the beloved little girls that are my twin daughters. So being able to have a review of an item like Canvas HQ is so exciting. 



Original Photo
I started out by selecting a picture of my girls on the day they were born. There are plenty of options for your canvas and a variety of sizes. I chose to print the picture in black and white. The canvas is 11x14 large.  Here is a picture of the original that was chosen to put on canvas.



After  I ordered my print I submitted my order. In the morning I had an email to proof read my order. I had selected a selection that would have wrapped my babies' heads around the canvas. So Canvas HQ adjusted it so that the babies fit perfect and did a mirror image border instead. Their customer service is great! Anywhere else I would have submitted the order and got what I got because thats what I ordered.    

Final Product by Canvas HQ 
Now it looks kind of sepia toned but that is because there is no lighting in that area of the house. It is actually much lighter and with gray tones. This size here is 11x14 and for some reason I thought it would be larger, I would definitely have gone as large as  20" but it is gorgeous on the wall as it is and I love that it is in black and white. 



What is really neat is it came wrapped very well, very quickly and came with something to hang it on the wall with, no tools needed.


                         


 They come in a variety of finishes, colors on the borders, how big you want your borders to be, color, sepia toned, or black and white the options are endless. 






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Canvas prints
Photos on canvas



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.

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway




It's that time of the year again. The  bugs come crawling out and you nee someone like the Orkin guy to come and pay you a visit. Well, Orkin stopped by my blog and gave me one Backyard Explorers Kit to giveaway. I remember the old days when I would take a magnifier and check out ants and slugs. Well you can get your very own Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier along with an Activity Bug Book. Wayfarer Sunglasses are included to help keep you looking cool. So what are you waiting for go check out the Orkin Bug Wisdom  App , tell me what Spirit Bug you got and enter to win!

Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit
The Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit includes:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses


About Orkin Bug Wisdom

When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!
Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

• Take the “What’s YOUR Spirit Bug?” Quiz and find out which smart, curious creature you are most like!
• Click through all the GIFs and soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!



Btw I got   Live With An Attitude of Gratitude  
Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit
The Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit includes:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Lego Movie Giveaway And Awesome Blog App!



I know everyone is super excited about The LEGO MOVIE. It JUST came out on Blu-ray so here's an opportunity to win your very own copy!                           

About The Lego Movie


The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

YouTube Channel:
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• Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" at the same time to really get crazy with it!
• Press the "record" button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!



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Monday, June 16, 2014

PREMIUM (2 Pack) 6 Foot Extension Cables Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Ok I admit, I love anything related to electronics. I suppose it is the geek in me. I had the opportunity to review these Premium 6 Foot Extension Cables that come in a pack of 2. I'm going to tell you about my experience with these. First of I really like the overall look. I know its just a cord, but really in comparison to my old janky green one, its nice!





One of the first things I noticed right away was the cable thickness. These are very nice and thick , and inside is a 16 AWG wire. The cables are fully rated for 125 volt/13 Amp applications. As you can in comparison to my previous extension cable, it just out performs the green cord by far. At least doubles in thickness. You can even tell that the plastic is of superior plastic. The green one is definitely not going to be around a decade from now.                          






6' Extension Cord

The plug has an easy grip end that I love because it just feels so sturdy when plugging in and out of the wall. There is no wibble wobble, no loose connection and they fit tightly into the socket. 



Now here is the best part these cables come with a lifetime warranty.  Not many cables I buy have any sort of guarantee. In fact I bought a cheap ethernet cord 2 months ago and it died in 6 weeks. It was definitely not heavy duty like these from Solid Cordz and the warranty was for 30 days. So having a quality product like this with a guarantee are 2 good features for me to want to buy them for all my extension needs.






 Want to know where to buy these cords? Click on the link and check them out at the Amazon store. 




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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.

Adovia Mineral Lift Serum

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have to say when I look at the ingredients in this lift serum I am really impressed. So I decided to really look at Adovia's Mineral Lift Serum up close to see what makes it such a great lift serum. This is part of a Dead Sea Water series of products. 

All of the ingredients make it an excellent moisturizer. I used it directly out of the shower. I found it moisturizing without any greasy feeling leftover. You only need just a little bit to do the entire face. I do have to say after using it I did feel that fine lines and certain areas of my face  felt fuller. It is hard to say whether or not it actually was fuller but it did give me a little bit of a lift and made my face feel more awake. Don't expect a miracle facelift, but it does make you feel a difference.  It is a rather invigorating Lift Serum and well worth the money with the ingredients that go into making it a great product.

I know we all hear about dead sea water or vitamin c being good for your skin but do you know why? I've broken down a basic fact or 2 about  the ingredients of Adovia's Mineral Lift Serum.

What Makes Dead Sea Water and Salt beneficial?

Because water from the Dead Sea is unique and contains 27 %       of salts compared to 3% of normal sea water. While sodium accounts for 80% of the salt in normal sea water, it is much less in Dead Sea Water which is magnesium, calcium chloride, potassium and bromides. 

Ok so what does that mean?

Magnesium is used for stress, fluid retention, circulation improvement, and strengthening nails and bones. Potassium helps balance skin moisture and energize the body. Bromides help with achey muscles. Sodium helps the immune system and bathing in Dead Sea water has been known to replace minerals that we need for skin metabolism.

Chamomile Extract

Besides the obvious sedative properties of chamomile tea , it has widely been used for skin ailments. It has an antifungal property and has been used to treat eczema and has been known to speed healing. 

Algae Extract

By helping production of sebum, it prevents dehydration of the skin. It also helps fight free radicals, aids in production of collagen and elastin  which helps you and me have firmer skin.


Papaya Extract

So papaya has an enzyme called Peptin. Peptin is a digestive enzyme that helps keep it smooth when applied to the skin. It has other nourishing properties that help reduce inflammations.

Green Tea Extract

The way green tea helps your skin is by taking care of those free radicals and lowering inflammation 

Aloe Vera

 Ok what doesn't aloe vera do? It soothes and moisturizes skin. It does a million other things to but this review is not going to be that long. Lets just say that it multi tasks,  is good for your skin in several ways and has been used to treat several different skin ailments.

Vitamin C

An antioxidant  that slows down free-radical damage that cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Orange Extract
  
Orange extract has skin clearing, anti-wrinkle properties, and anti-acne fighting power.





















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Friday, June 13, 2014

Sharp Shredda Herb Grinder with Pollen Catcher Review

I received this as part of an advertorial and was not paid. all opinions are my own. 

Sharp Shredda  Grinder


Grinders! I have the pleasure of reviewing the Sharp Shredda Grinder. You can use this to grinder for medicinal herbs, tobacco, spices and coffee. Someone recently gave me a plastic grinder. I knew from looking at it that it wasn't going to perform. Its teeth were tapered down like spikes and  when I attempted to grind it basically made a mess fell apart and I had to use my fingers anyway.


Basics:

Now with this Sharp Shredda Grinder: its not plastic, nice heavyweight It is made of Ultra Hardened Aircraft Grade Anodised Aluminum. So I'm pretty sure its better than my plastic grinder. It is made of 4 seperate pieces. There's only one thread so the other pieces just lift out of each other. The lid has a magnet that keeps it  on tightly.  It's 2" wide which is rather small in comparison to some of the larger grinders, but quite honestly this can take it and spit it out much faster because of the fact that its smaller. The rotation of it fluffs it in just a few turns and I'm not even kidding. No sticking of herbs to the teeth.


Grinding:

The speed at which this grinds is unbelievable. I put a gram of herbs inside and it was dust in seconds. The ease at which it performs is impressive. I thought it had gotten stuck because I felt no resistance when turning, but I opened it up and it was already ground. The design of the teeth is unique I haven't seen a grinder like this one before. 




Appearance/Materials:

Pollen Screen: The amount that this screen captures is impressive. Within a few uses there was enough to scrape up and use. It is also  made of stainless steel and is non-fraying. The screen also just lifts out it doesn't screw in and it comes with a nice scraper. There were absolutely NO metal shavings that I could find after several uses. No needs to worry about that. It also has Neodymium Magnets which keep the lid and the bottom part close together.  Now the best part, its looks. This thing looks awesome. I love the white script across the top that reads Sharp Shredda Grinders Co. It looks classy and way nicer than any other grinder I have seen on the market.

Size:

It does list this grinder as a 2" grinder so I knew it when I ordered it that it was on the smaller size. After using it I have come to the conclusion that it grinds a gram pretty efficiently and if you are doing double digit grams then you should probably go for something more industrial. The great thing is it easily fits in your pocket   or  bag no problem.    



Now that you want to know where to get your own, click below and start shopping.

Sharp Shredda Grinder on Amazon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bet On Your Baby Luvs Coupon Giveaway


 

Have you all seen that TV Show Bet On Your Baby?

 

Although I do  think that host Melissa Peterman is a little silly the show is actually pretty fun and cute especially for little kids.  I'm not exactly sure what my kids would do. They are still under 2 years old,  so I would have to imagine I would get that mischievous grin right before they do the exact opposite of what I would ask them to do. Which is an option the parent has as well. See they ask one parent what their kid would do when faced with a decision or task. The other parent goes with the child to the back where we all watch in.  They can say their child either will or wont perform the task. If they are correct they win.   


 

Hence the name of the show BET on YOUR BABY

 


How would your babies do in the Baby Dome?

 

 

About Bet On Your Baby

All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Find out when actress/comedienne and working mom Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family's Baby Daddy hosts this adorable, hilarious and surprisingly suspenseful game show. Parents try to predict their toddler's next move in an effort to win money for their child's future education.
Airs Saturdays at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC starting May 31st.
And remember to use the #BetOnYourBaby hashtag 




I want to know, would you go on  Bet on Your Baby? How do you think your babies would do? Comment below and then enter to win!


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Leather Nova Leather Cleaner and Conditioner

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Leather Nova Conditioner & Cleaner
I have a very nice leather loveseat that has been sitting unused. I thought what a great project to try out the Leather Nova Cleaner, Conditioner and Cleaner and Conditioner. 

I was surprised to find that each one comes with its own sponge or towel for application. How awesome is that! They came wrapped in plastic with the sponge/towel inside. The bottles are 18 oz except for the Leather Conditioner which is an 8 oz bottle. There is plenty here to do many more leather products than just my loveseat. Bags, shoes, car seats, belts, the list goes on and on.


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So I decided to really do a review and give this product a chance to work. So lets talk about the loveseat. It's really dirty, covered in dust and a wipedown really isn't going to clean it well. So now that I have Leather Nova Cleaner and Conditioner I am pretty positive I can get some results.

The Leather Cleaner comes in an 18 oz spray bottle with a rag to apply it. I used the Leather cleaner first on the right side only and the Conditioner afterwards. Then I followed up using the Cleaner & Conditioner only on the left side of the loveseat.  I definitely recommend using a generous amount because if you use too little it doesn't penetrate the leather cracks and you can visibly see the dust if you don't.  



Here is the before picture:






And the after:










As you can see the pictures really speak for themselves. There are tiny scratches that seem to  disappear or at least less visible. It seems as though my couch was dry and really needed the moisture or it would eventually begin to crack. In the before picture you can actually see small dry cracks beginning to form . Overall I think this is a great product. It took me about 15 minutes to clean and apply the conditioner so it doesn't take much time for application. It performs well. It does have an odor so I would use a pair of gloves when applying. 


You can use it on a variety of products. My next project is my car seats! They are cracking and could use a nice conditioner to help keep it supple. 


Leather Nova Conditioner brings your leather and vinyl surfaces back to life!
● Provides safe and durable protection to new and old leather surfaces. 
● Adds a shine and suppleness to leather. 
● Monthly use prevents premature cracking and drying. 
● Leaves a rich leather fragrance after application. 
● Water, snow and rain repellent. 
● Non-Toxic.


The number one choice for a variety of leather surfaces!
● Makes shoes/boots shiny and soft
● Gives leather jackets that extra protection they need. 
● Useful for small leather accessories such as bags, purses, wallets and belts. 
● Restores, conditions & protects all types of leather furniture. 
● Rejuvenates your leather car interiors and seats of your motorcycle. 
● Restores and protects sporting and equestrian goods. 
● 100% safe to use on exotic leathers too. 
● Not suitable for suede.

100% 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee! If you're not completely satisfied, its on us. No questions asked.
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