Dec 19, 2018

Toddler Toys

So for the first time in a long time, I have a baby on my shopping list. I have not shopped for babies or toddlers in quite some time so I was excited to visit the toy aisle of the department store!

The only clue I received about this baby was that be loves music and loves to dance. His parents love music and dad is a known karaoke performer (locally) and siblings love music as well. I could not find anything that the kid did not already own in the baby toy section. But WAIT! I took to The Amazon and found the perfect gift. It is neutral in color so not gender specific which is a huge plus. Boys and girls will enjoy!
This little wobbly toy spins, toddler, and stats upright all while sounding of bells and music. I can't wait to gift this toy to that baby. He can shake the package and you can hear the music. He will be so excited! His parents will ve excited as well since it is age appropriate and pleasant. Loud toys stress parents out I know!

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Dec 10, 2018

Bluetooth Adapter

Kids these days do not know the joy of popping in a cassette or CD into your car stereo and rocking out to your own favorite music. Nope! Most kids don't even listen to FM radio since we have all been spoiled by Sirius XM or the use of Bluetooth devices to stream preferred selections.

When my son turned 15, we began looking for a good used, reliable truck for him to drive and we found a great deal! We couldn't pass up on the deal so he actually got his first vehicle right after getting his permit. Almost tree years later, as a Senior in high school, we got him a Bluetooth transmitter  pictured above. He absolutely loves it.

He is not a fan of radio music and rarely even turned it on. Oh what joy he has rediscovered since receiving the new transmitter. Now he can rock out to his favorite Pearl Jam or Nirvana songs anytime he gets behind the wheel to drive.

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Dec 3, 2018

Reusable Containers

Look. You all know that if you take your lunch in plastic bags everyday, you create a lot of trash! You can purchase a reusable sandwich container for two or three bucks and use it for years compared to two or three dollars for one box of baggies!

The same holds true for your water intake. You need to take about 4  16 oz water bottles to work everyday to complete your daily goal. What if you could get it all in one container? On average, you need 2+ liters of water intake a day. Whether you are thirsty or not, it is recommended that you sip on water all day.
I'm not a fan of drinking water from faucets so I purchase the $0.75 gallon drinking waters from the grocery store and keep a cold one in the refrigerator. I then fill up my FUNUS water bottle each morning and take it to work knowing that is how much I need to consume by the day's end. Easy and frugal!

These containers come in different sizes though I recommend this size to make it easy to know how much water you need. There is a huge selection of colors, I had a hard time choosing!


Nov 29, 2018

Emergency Light

With early sunsets now and winter fast approaching, I took a count of my emergency lights. I have plenty of candles if the power goes out, I even have some cute battery operated lights and battery candles as well. We have flashlights galore but what about a hands-free light?

In our camping gear, I extracted a couple of battery lamps and solar lights to keep handy for emergencies. I thought about my car. What do I have in there? A flashlight yes but what if I need to change a tire? Do I have to put the light in my mouth? I kinda need my hands!
I found this 3 zoom, led headlamp. This is perfect for emergencies, like road side. One time we lost a phone four wheel riding and this would have been great to use during the massive search. If you are in to any type of mechanics, hiking, or night fishing, this would be a great attribute for your gear! Some lucky family member is getting this beauty for Christmas!

*Disclaimer I received this product for free or discounted to share my thoughts with you *

Nov 16, 2018

Carving Knife Set

I have been envious for quite some time when I see beautiful pictures of full tables with a spread from one corner to the other. Mainly because I'm no chef and I wish I could entertain the interest and actually succeed at producing such beauty.
Some days (usually completely random on the weekend) I actually get in a cooking mood. Don't get me wrong,  I cook everyday. Sometimes I cook twice a day or even three times if we are not working. However, I am generally basic. A meat and two sides but no real recipes involved. As soon as I received my new knife set, I was inspired to make a soup!

I browned my beef stew meat, tossed it in the crockpot with a beef bouillon cube and a cup of water, tomatoes I had preserved over the summer, carrots, potatoes and some of our summer corn. I usually have packets of seasonings for chili and beef stew so I tossed in one of those and by the time we got home from work, we could fill our bowls with the warm deliciousness.

We smoked a turkey breast and a huge pork roast last weekend also and these knives carved through like it was butter! I will certainly be the envy of the table when my family lays eyes on this gorgeous multi-colored knife set!

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