Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bar Brat Tea Infuser Strainer Loose Leaf + Spoon Review


This is the best tea infuser strainer I have ever gotten! I love drinking loose leaf tea, so this was perfect to add to my kitchen. The best part about this product is that you can use it to make a full pot of tea or just a single cup of tea! The tea infuser is made of metal, so it is super easy to wash. I made some Genmaicha tea for my first use, and I was so thankful for the spoon, because in order to have a good tasting Genmaicha tea, you need the perfect amount of loose green tea and roasted brown rice. The spoon is a great added bonus that I really appreciate. I love this set because it is super easy to use, clean, and store away. This is the perfect product for any tea lover. Disclaimer: I received this free or at a discount in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Maxam 15oz Double Wall Stainless Steel Coffee Cup - Wall S/s Coffee Cup Review

I am absolutely addicted to this adorable, double wall stainless steel cup. The first thought I had was, 'Hold on, how can stainless steel be heat resistant?' which is probably what you are asking too, but as you can see, it's DOUBLE wall stainless steel. Now, add to the fact that it's super easy to clean, hold, and use and that I'm a coffee/tea/hot chocolate addict, then you can see why I'm totally in love with this cup!! I put boiling water in this cup to make tea and hot chocolate, and when you feel the outside of the cup, you cannot feel the heat at all! It is totally amazing! I would definitely recommend this cup to everyone. Disclaimer: I received this cup at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. You can get one for yourself here

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Swim Goggles with Swimming Cap Earplugs and Case-Very Comfortable for Adult Men Women and Kids 9+ Anti Fog - Leak Free - Silicone High Quality 3D Seal Eyecup - 12 Months Guarantee - By Glise

I am an avid swimmer, so I was very excited to purchase these goggles. You can choose from black or white, and I chose white. The goggles come in a very nice box, along with a swim cap, ear and nose plugs, and a nice black mesh bag that you can store everything in, which is super handy! As you can see in the picture, they fit me perfectly. I loved the color, especially because the goggle part was my favorite color blue, and I was very excited to wear them to the pool. The goggles are super easy to adjust around your head. When I went swimming with them, I definitely noticed that they were anti-fogging. The pool looked crystal clear in these goggles. It worked perfectly, and I am very, very happy with this purchase. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. It's a great price too, considering all the extra features! Disclaimer: This products was given for free or at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jump Rope for Kids and Adults Adjustable with Travel bag, Comfortable Handles Speed Rope for Fun and Easy Workout 100% Gurantee By Nona Active Review


My family is always looking for some fun exercise to do. With a family of 4 (2 adults, 1 toddler, 1 baby), it’s hard to find time to coordinate something that everyone can enjoy. That’s how we decided that jump roping would be a fun activity for everyone! When we bought this jump rope kit, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it came in a neat, black, mesh bag along with a cute rabbit Frisbee (my daughter loves it) and a booklet of songs to sing while jumping rope! What a cool detail to think of! Of course, my daughter was super excited to try it out. We didn’t cut the jump rope, because my husband (who had the baby strapped to him) and I like to twirl the rope while my daughter jumps in the middle. Since we live on campus at MIT, all the little kids on the playground come and join in. It is so much fun, because a parent reads from the book of songs while all the kids jump and laugh and just having a great time. The jump rope is high quality, very durable, and I love the little accent of blue on the handles. I would definitely recommend this jump rope to everyone!! Disclaimer: I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, June 13, 2016

THE BEST COCKTAIL SHAKER By: BratBar


This is an excellent cocktail shaker with professional grade quality. It has a nice ergonomic design made out of durable stainless steel, and it seals very well so there is no worry about leaks as you shake. The included jigger is handy for measuring out typical quantities in 1 and 0.5 oz. increments which makes measuring out liquor a cinch. I've made a number of cocktails with it and it performs perfectly. You can make it for a large number of people or just a single cocktail for yourself. This amazing shaker would make a great addition in any home bar. Disclaimer: I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bath Toy Organizer Review



Having 2 little kids in a small apartment, we always have bath toys littered everywhere, to the point where we are tripping on it, so this was the perfect solution. First of all, it is super easy to setup. You take the very durable, high quality mesh bag out of the package and hang it on the 2 suction-cupped hooks that are given to you. Then, you suction it to your bathtub wall, and voila—it’s set up! There are two other hooks that come with it, which I used to hang face towels for my two kids. The hooks are very strong and can hold a lot of weight. In the mesh bag, for example, I put in bathtub cups and toys, like rubber ducks and turtles, and a water squirting device, and they all help up extremely well in the bag. The best part is my kids can pick up the toys after they’re done with their bath and the toys can dry in the bag, meaning they won’t collect mold. I love this bathtub toy organizer and would recommend it to anyone. Disclaimer: I received this product free or at a heavy discount in return for my honest review.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Book Review: 30 days to 30


I wanted to read this story, because I was turning the big 3-0, and I absolutely loved it! I downloaded it to my kindle and was reading it on my morning commute on the bus, after work, and whenever I had free time at home. I could totally relate to the main character, which was a big plus. She is a workaholic and puts all her time and effort into her law job only to find out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her with his secretary. The beginning of book is a bit predictable, because she pretty much hits rock bottom, but the rest of the story is really fun and romantic and the ending definitely caught me by surprise! I loved her best friend, Liz, because I was able to relate to her as well, having 2 kids of my own. And Chris is a lovable, down-to-earth character as well. The book is an easy and fun read for anyone! I would definitely read it again!

Disclaimer: I received this book free or at a discount in return for my honest opinion.
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Product Review: AYL Silicone Cooking Gloves


We bought these silicone gloves because my family loves cooking and now that it's summer, we will be doing a lot of grilling, of course. Every time we used it, we loved it. Usually, we buy the cotton oven mitts from a retail store, but these are amazing. They are extremely heat resistant (pictured, you can see my husband holding a broiling pan with steak from the oven with the glove), easy to wash (because it's silicone, a simple scrub down after use cleans it thoroughly) and are super comfy (it's line with cotton), too! We love that it's a glove feature rather than the mitt, which only has room for a thumb and then rest of your hand. They are really nice for hot liquids that might spill as well because the liquids are just repelled off. They are a super well thought-out product, and we would definitely recommend it!

Disclosure: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I have no affiliation with this company.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pacifier Clip by KiddosArt


We've been looking for a good pacifier clip for a while and this one is great. I attached the clip to my baby's collar on her onesie, and she liked it right away. You can attach a pacifier, teething ring, or any small item to this clip. My baby even loved playing with the straps. This pacifier clip is sturdy, well made, and comes in a handy pack of three. I leave one at home, one in the diaper bag, and one in the car. It's super handy and I never have to worry about the pacifier falling on the floor anymore. I never have to search for the pacifier in my bag anymore either. I love this product and would recommend it to everyone! 

Disclaimer: I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Wine Eccentric Wine Aerator Review


Drinking wine is a great way for people to unwind, and my family is no different. We love wine, whether it’s for an afternoon snack of cheese and crackers or paired with a delicious steak for dinner. After receiving this wine aerator, we were so excited to try it out. Guess what? It was amazing!! The aerator comes in a super stylish case (perfect for gift giving) and it was easy to open and put together. After, opening up a bottle of wine, we simply placed the aerator on top of the bottle and poured. Wow, the effervesce of the wine was so neat and the taste was outstanding. I could taste different flavors within the wine that I couldn’t taste before. The aerator really opened up new taste buds for me!

Disclaimer: I received this item free or at a discount for my honest review. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

TripleBooster Car Charger Review



I was looking for the perfect charger for my phone, because I had one from Verizon, but the connection was loose. This was the answer to my problems!! First, it arrives in a super cute, blue box. I was very impressed by the packaging and how neat and organized it looked. When I opened it, I was happy and surprised to see that the charger came with a cute bag as well, so you can easily find it in your car and not lose any of the pieces. As you can see from the photo, the TripleBooster charges my phone perfectly in the car. The light turns blue, so you know that it's charging. It has three ports, so you can easily charge three gadgets at once. I keep the bag in the armrest, so that it's easy to grab. It can charge an iphone, an Android (my phone), or ipad--simultaneously! This is an amazing product and an awesome price, too. A must buy for anyone who's always in the car and on the go!

Disclaimer: I received this product free or at a discount for my honest opinion. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Product Review: Cozitot Baby Sling Carrier Wrap


I was asked to review this carrier wrap for my baby, and I found it to be really awesome. The instructions are easy to understand, and the product feels very durable and secure for the baby. The best part is that's way cheaper than other products of this type. My baby is 5 months old and 17 pounds and fits perfectly into this carrier. I like that it can hold up to 35 pounds. I have used the Bjorn before and it really hurt my shoulders and back. This carrier, however, lets you hold the baby tightly and snugly against you. I do not feel like I'm leaning forward, like with other carriers. My baby really loves being in the carrier and even chews on the straps. Since she wants to be carried all the time, I feel comfortable putting her in this, to keep my hands free to do chores or read to my other daughter. I really recommend this carrier!

Disclaimer: I received this product free/at a discount in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kid's Book Review: Putter and the Red Car



I was chosen to review the kid's book: Putter and the Red Car by Kate Lund. It is a very nice and interesting kid's board book. It's also unique in the fact that it takes on the perspective of the dog, Putter, rather than a person. The pictures are very cute and illustrate the author's ideas perfectly.

The book encompasses ideas that relate to young children, such as adaptation during change, "building resilience and the power of possibility." It talks about a dog moving from Boston, MA to Seattle, WA with his family. Part of the reason I really enjoyed this book is because I'm currently living in Boston, and the stops they made in Massachusetts, I have all visited before. The dog is a bit apprehensive to move, but he meets new friends along the way, and his owners give him lots of love and reassurance. He gets to have a bunch of new experiences, like eating out at a restaurant, visiting Mount Rushmore, and seeing a museum full of tipis. He has a positive attitude and loves looking at the view as they pass by the beautiful mountains. It is quite the adventure. Putter is friendly, has perseverance, and very loving. Sometimes, I forget that this book is from the dog's perspective! 

This is a perfect book for a child who is a bit apprehensive about an unknown change in the future or just a fun read in general. My 4 year old daughter loved it. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in return for honest feedback.