Monday, February 1, 2016

Measuring Spoons: Why Stainless Steel Is So Much Better

Stainless steel measuring spoons are so much better than plastic ones. For one, they are more solid and wash out easily. Plus, if I need to use them for soap making purposes, they will definitely withstand the lye. I can actually use these spoons to scoop up Mica colors to add to my soap and don't have to worry that the dye will discolor the spoons. For that I am truly grateful.

However, when I received these KUPO measuring cups and spoons to test out, I was truly impressed because they have the measurements for each cup and spoon engraved directly into the stainless steel in both regular metric and mL. For me, that was the best bonus, because every single measuring spoon and cup that I have previously purchased has always had the measurements in some type of ink that eventually disappeared. Once that happened, I would have to guess, which one was correct for the amount needed.

Although, I was provided these measuring cups and spoons at a discount rate for me to review, I have to say that I would have purchased them anyway. They are extremely well constructed and even the colored grip handle doesn't appear as if it will slip off.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Car Seat Travel Bag For On The Go Families

Traveling with kids and a bunch of luggage is enough to drive any sane parent crazy. But through in a heavy car seat and/or booster seat and it can be sheer madness. Not only are lugging carseats through an airport inconvenient but it can also be a struggle. That's why when I was approached by Angel Baby to review this Car Seat Bag, I got excited.

The bag is not only a good idea for my grandchildren, but also my smaller two that require booster seats until the age of eight.The bag would make the car seat obscure and the shoulder strap could make it as easy to carry as any other bag. For that I was more than grateful for #angelbaby

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my feedback. I have provided an honest and unbiased review based on my personal experience. I am not affiliated with the company in any way and my star rating is based on my personal experience.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Detox Time: Learning To Clean Out Your Colon

Detoxing the body can be a good thing as long as you don't overdo it. At least that's what I'm told. I was eager to try this colon & body cleanse remedy by Justified Laboratories to see if I will feel the difference. Because I feel bloated all the time, I figured it couldn't hurt to try and let it all out with a good cleansing.

For this reason, I selected the DETOX, in hopes it would make me feel just a little lighter and less full. During the initial phase, I didn't feel too much of a difference, with an exception of a few stomach rumblings. However, around the third day I knew it was working. I could also see a difference in my stomach size, though how much, I'm not sure. I should have taken measurements, but I didn't think about it beforehand.

I am not sure of the lasting effects but I'm definitely going to continue with the process and detox again when needed. Check them out on Amazon. #Justifiedlabs

I received this product for free, in exchange of my honest opinion on this detox cleansing process. The opinions expressed are 100 percent my own. 

Review of Todder Pillow Case by Angel Baby

Ever wonder how to calm a rambunctious toddler? I mean you have the terrible twos through the time they are ready for school. My remedy has always been to find something that will soothe them. Well, I think this pillow case will definitely calm them down, at least it works for my son. However, he is partial to soft things and can often be found rubbing his blanket when he's sleepy. So it's no wonder he took to this pillow case.

This pillow case is so soft that I could use one for myself. The only problem is it's definitely too small  for me. My son has fallen asleep a little quicker just by laying on the pillow. Of course, I know it's not magic, but he really likes it and will just lay there holding his giraffe.

I received this pillow at no cost to review and provide an unbiased opinion. The pillow is made of 100% premium cotton percole with 400 thread count sateen weave.  #angelbaby

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Start 2011 With Goals Firmly In Place

Have you found yourself at that end of the year still wondering what you have accomplished? Without clearly written goals, it may be hard to identify what exactly happened within those 365 days. The best way to see results, whether good or bad is to have set goals to reach throughout the year.

I really didn't set any goals for myself until the last three months of the year. This forced me to set schedules and get work done in order to get the results I needed. I'm really proud of what I could finish. This has only encouraged me further to start the new year off with goals and plans firmly in place. I've already re-organized my spreadsheet, set monthly and daily goals while allowing for incidentals.

Don't shy away from goal setting and definitely don't put it off. It's a new year and a new tax season. The perfect time to align all work and family schedules.

Let's start this year off right and make 2011 better than 2010.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Unemployed Mayhem: What's New

So I wrote an article this weekend about the unemployment extension that was signed along with the tax cut bill. What I did not expect was so many arguments over whether there should be another one or what would happen next. The article is titled: Unemployment Extension 2010: How Many Will Benefit. Of course, as with all writing we want to inspire some type of conversation. People are losing hope fast and wondering what to do next. There are even cases of CPAs out of work for more than two years.

There have been many of us who've faced situations like this and a few more that still are now. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share what I've learned about working from home and making it a success. When I first decided to quit my job and work from home, I did it ultimately without a plan. I didn't know if it was possible, but I was willing to try. I don't recommend anyone just up and quitting their job like this. I did have some support from my former boss and continued to support his organizations in some capacity from home but not nearly enough.

First I found little odd jobs that were enough to help put gas in the car or get some extra groceries if needed. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some of what I've learned along the way.

I call these the odd jobs

ChaCha and KGB -  I'm not affiliated with them at this time, though I have worked for both. I like to think of them as the answer man. Their duty is to provide answers to most questions you may think of asking. You simply text them your question and they will provide you with the answer. They hire contractors to answer these questions through their online platforms. I found it to be quite entertaining as you never know what type of question will come across your screen. If you just need a little extra income, they are definitely worth checking out.

ChaCha Guides  or KGB Special Agents

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Unemployment Extension Approved: What's Next

When I first saw that they were extending unemployment and making it retroactive from December 4, 2010, I thought this was a good idea. I still think it's a good plan and much needed at this time, but what's next?  There are many families that have uncertain futures when it comes to job prospects.

I wonder how many of them have thought about working from home and only came up with scams, home parties, MLMs and dead ends? I used to be one of those with an uncertain future and wanting to find something to do from home. After years of uncertainty, I finally find many opportunities and was rewarded accordingly.

Individuals that write have several platforms and outlets in which to seek payment for their crafts. Whether it's submitting to online and offline publications or working for content mills, there is something for everyone. Of course if you desire neither of these you can always write a book.