Category: Household

Cook Like A Pro With #EurKitchen #Review



I have been wanting a kitchen torch for a while, and this EurKitchen Professional Quality Torch has been the perfect addition to our kitchen arsenal.  I have been having fun finding different ways to use it, but my childrens favorite way to use it is toasting marshmallows!  What kid wouldn’t want toasted marshmallows without waiting for a campfire?  Create smores indoors anytime!

  • PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND CREATIVE HOME CHEFS ALIKE: Durable and lightweight professional-quality chef torch offers unparalleled flame consistency, reliability and attractive aesthetics.
  • EASILY ADJUSTABLE CONTINUOUS FLAME/HIGHLY DEPENDABLE PIEZO IGNITION: Gas Flow Regulator dial easily adjusts for a continuous flame of up to 6 inches and a temperature of 2370°F/1300°C. Industry standard Piezo press button ignition provides reliable and immediate lighting.
  • VERSATILE TOOL FOR COOKING AT HOME OR OUTDOORS: Ideal tool for caramelizing sugar on crème brûlée, browning tarts and meringues, toasting marshmallows and s’mores, melting cheese, charring vegetable and fruit, glazing ham and other meats, searing seafood, and much, much more.
  • DESIGNED FOR SAFETY – TUV CE CERTIFIED: Gas Flow Regulator Safety Lock protects against involuntary lighting. Built in hand/finger guards protect against the flame’s extreme heat. NOTE: Keep out of reach of children.
  • EASY TO FILL: Quickly refill with any brand of butane (not included). NOTE: Please ensure Gas Flow Regulator dial is closed/locked when filling with butane.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Ghostbusters Heat Reveal Mug #GhostMug #Review



This Ghostbusters Heat Revealing Mug is a must-have for any Ghostbusters fan!  I grew up in the 80’s and remember watching the original, and I can’t wait to see the re-make!  I couldn’t wait to try out this mug and see the heat revealing logo change before my eyes.


This ceramic Ghostbusters mug is 11 oz so you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee in style, no matter how large you like your cup.  The heated liquid reveals the hidden image and my kids thought it was just the coolest thing ever!  I wish the final logo would’ve been a more pronounced image, but I really can’t complain…it still shows well enough to be pretty impressive.

If you know any Ghostbusters fans this would make the perfect gift for any occasion.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Keep Your Home Cool This Summer With The Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan #Review


It’s no secret that Ozeri is a favorite brand here in my household.  When my sons needed a new fan for their room it was a no-brainer to get them something from Ozeri.  But with SO many items available…which one should I choose?  After viewing a few different Ozeri fans, I settled on the 360 Oscillating Tower Fan.  It had many features that I was looking for, and the design would fit well into my sons room, or any room in my home for that matter.


This Ozeri fan is a visually appealing fan, which is important for people like me who want to stay cool during this awful heat without wanting to sacrifice style.  It has unrivaled technology and oscillates at 60, 90, 120, or 360 degrees for partial to complete air circulation.  There are over 200 staggered micro-blades to generate airflow at the lowest possible noise factor.  There have been quite a few times where I have thought that it wasn’t even on because I simply couldn’t hear it like the old fan that was in my sons room.  It has a really stylish and sleek design with multi-colored LCD that displays all fan functions and the room temperature.  There is a nifty little remote that comes with the 360 Tower Fan and it tucks away nicely into the back of the top of the fan.  If you should happen to lose your remote (like I’m sure my sons will eventually do) there are also buttons on top of the fan so you can adjust the settings regardless.  There are 3 different cycles to choose from so you can customize your airflow, and also an 8 hour timer so you can go to sleep, outside, or WHATEVER without worrying about the fan staying on.

This 360 Tower Fan has kept my sons room cool, and they are loving the sleep mode on the fan while they are in bed.  Another great Ozeri item that I don’t know how my household was living without.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make Your Home Look It’s Best With Curtain & Bath Outlet #Review


If you’re on the hunt for home decor for less, Curtain & Bath Outlet is THE place to go.  I was recently browsing through the Curtain & Bath Outlet Window Treatments and I found a couple of valances that I thought would look great in my kitchen.

I’m a person who gets bored easily, and that’s no different when it comes to the appearance of my home.  Every couple of months I rearrange furniture, change up decorations, throw rugs, curtains and pictures.  I do not like my home one way for too long, so it only made sense to pick out two valances that were completely different from each other so every now and then I can change up the look of my kitchen window.


The Morelia Sterling Layered Lined Curtain Valance was my absolute favorite valance that I came across.  I love the paisley design combined with modern stripes of varying width and color.

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I love the way the valance frames the beautiful view I have.  I live in a rural area and one of the beautiful features of living here are the views.  I can see the beautiful scenery while cooking or doing dishes, while at the same time being able to enjoy the beautiful valance.


The Bonair Layered Lined Curtain Valance  was another favorite of mine that I found while browsing around the Curtain & Bath Outlet website.  The pattern is beautiful and the pops of green and blue bring just the right amount of color.

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I LOVE the look the Bonair valance gave my kitchen window.  The warm colors are so inviting!  The brown tones really match my cabinets well for a perfectly coordinated look.

I have fallen in love with the Curtain & Bath Outlet and can’t wait to update more areas of my home at tremendous savings thanks to them.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Get Your Home Sparkling Clean With The Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed #Review


I pride myself on keeping a clean home which can be a challenge living in the dusty Arizona desert, AND having pets and children.  Shark has been a brand I know and love for years, so I was really eager to get my hands on the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed to see how well it worked in my busy household.


Right out of the box, you can see that it’s a very visually appealing product, true to Shark fashion.  I couldn’t wait to try out all of the different functions and ways to use one convenient machine.  The Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed is 2 vacuums in 1 – upright and powered lift-away! It will never lose suction, has powered motorized brushes in all modes,  features hard floor cleaning with dust-away pro cleaner head, anti-allergen complete seal technology, fingertip controls, advanced swivel steering,  and LED lights on floor nozzle to illuminate work area.  It also comes with convenient onboard tools like the duster, crevice cleaner, and pet multi-tool.


The first function I wanted to try was the traditional vacuum.  Last year I spent a pretty penny on a vacuum that promised to pick up pet hair, so I was really eager to see how good of a job it was doing.  I decided to put my ‘old’ vacuum to the test.  I vacuumed the living room as I normally would, then again with the Shark Rotator.


You can see that it left my carpet really clean!  BUT…here’s what I wasn’t prepared for:


THIS heap of nastiness is what came up off of my living room floor with the Shark Rotator IMMEDIATELY after using my vacuum I spent an arm and a leg on.  That vacuum I bought last year that promised to pick up pet hair obviously was not doing it’s job.  GROSS!!


Next I could not wait to see how well the hardwood floor attachment worked.  I decided to again see how well my house was being cleaned before…I mean…it LOOKED clean, that’s for sure.  I swept my floor as I usually do with my broom and dustpan, then went over it again with the Shark Rotator.


Again, my floor was left looking really clean, and you guessed it, it pulled up a pile of filth that I had no idea was being left behind!


You can see that even after sweeping my floor, the Shark Rotator still managed to find SO MUCH NASTINESS hidden lurking on my floors.  (The penny is for size reference 🙂 )


The hand attachments also come in really handy.  My toddler likes to eat messy sometimes, and the couch gathers so many crumbs.


You can see that those pesky Pop Tart crumbs were nothing for the Shark Rotator, and my couch was left looking so much cleaner, and best of all, CRUMB FREE!

Day after day I keep finding new ways to use the Shark Rotator in my home.  I feel really great knowing that my home is actually clean, and my children have the best living environment that they can have.  The Shark Rotator never ceases to amaze me, and I know you’ll feel the same way as soon as you try one for yourself.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Keep Your Home Cool This Summer With The Ozeri 3x Tower Fan #Review



Living in Arizona means much of the year is hot and uncomfortable.  Thanks to Ozeri, I will be keeping cool this summer with the Ozeri 3x Tower Fan.  There are so many features to this fan, many I never thought I would use but I have to say I love every single function, and have used them all in just the couple short weeks I have had the fan.


I love the visual appeal of the 3x Tower Fan.  It fits in nicely with the furniture we have, and is slim enough to fit into our small space.

The Ozeri 3x Tower Fan features:

  • Upgraded with canted fan blades that utilize the physics of blade curvature to generate opposing sound waves to reduce blade noise and isolate the soothing sounds of the airflow itself.
  • Boasting unrivalled technology, the 3x Tower fan is engineered with 3 independently controllable fans and 3 fan speeds, offering up to 9 levels of cooling and customized airflow.
  • Defining the latest in stylistic innovation and digital decor, the 3x Tower fan is among the world’s thinnest fans at less than 3 inches thick and boasts a visually arresting design with an elegant reinforced glass base stand.
  • Features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with 90 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation.
  • Extended range remote control and the touch sensitive LED control panel provide easy access to all features, including a 7.5 hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments.


I love the convenient remote that’s included with the fan.  It makes life much more convenient for a busy mom like myself.


The remote fits nicely into the back of the fan so it doesn’t get lost, which is also quite helpful with a 4 year old running around, moving everything.

I really enjoy the many customizable ways to use the 3x Tower Fan…you can truly make your experience your own.  I have been sleeping a lot better since using the fan in my bedroom at night.  The sleep mode is very relaxing, and I wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to tackle the day.  I’m so glad I won’t be going through the summer without this wonderfully designed fan…you shouldn’t either!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Purex Plus Clorox 2 #Review And #Giveaway

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If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you’re already well aware of how much I love my Purex products.  I recently got the opportunity to try out the new Purex Plus Clorox 2 and see if it could hold up to my mess-making household.  I couldn’t wait to see how well it tackled the children, dog, and of course my overgrown-man-child of a husband.


The first thing I was excited about was the scent of the new Purex Plus Clorox 2 detergent.  The scent is called Sunny Linen and smells like the freshest mountain air while clothes air dry in the spring.  I LOVE laundry that smells so incredibly clean after I wash clothes so the scent is absolutely perfect.

I couldn’t decide what to wash first, but my puppy figured she would decide for me.  The newest fur addition to our family is 7 weeks old and we’re still working on house training.  She thought the dog bed looked like the perfect place to take a restroom break, so Purex Plus Clorox 2 to the rescue!  I took the padding out of the dog bed and added some detergent straight onto the stain and let it sit for about 10 minutes before washing.  After just one run through the washer the dog bed was good as new, and no stains!

Being a mother of 3 rambunctious kids, it was only a matter of time since my kids had stains for me to tackle.  I figured what better way to prove to you that Purex Plus Clorox 2 works than showing you.


This is a shirt that I bought my son just TWO weeks ago.  He can’t tell me what he got on it, so keep in mind I had no idea what kind of a stain I was trying to eliminate.


The solution to mystery stains?  Pour the Purex Plus Clorox 2 directly on the stain, let sit ten minutes, then run through the wash as usual.  So simple!


My son’s shirt came out looking good as new, and I’m so thankful to have been able to save the shirt rather than replace it.

All of my laundry has been coming out fresh and bright, and I’ll be making the permanent switch to Purex Plus Clorox 2 so my family and I are always looking (and smelling) our best.



Purex has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  Three lucky winners will each receive a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Plus Clorox 2!   Giveaway will begin 04/16/16 at midnight EST and will end 04/23/16 midnight EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Enter The Purex Plus Clorox 2 Giveaway Here!!!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Protect Your Home With Canary #Review #Giveaway


For those of you who haven’t heard of Canary yet, it’s one of the greatest new products I’ve come across in quite some time.  Canary is a home security camera, but it’s also SO much more than that.  Along with the ability to protect your home visually, you can also monitor the temperature, humidity, and air quality in your home which is perfect for someone like myself who has an asthmatic child.  I have been looking into home security for a while and the Canary just seemed like a no-brainer.


The Canary is a sleek little device that comes in three different colors (white, silver, and black) so no matter what your home decor is, you can fit it in easily without it being seen.

The set-up is super simple, which I am thankful for.  I am not the most tech savvy person and set-up only took a few short minutes, and I was walked through every step via the Canary app.  Once you’re connected, navigating through the app is seamless and you can arm or disarm your camera any time.  One feature I really like is the self-recognition of when you’re not home.  Since I run off of my home wifi on my phone, the Canary can detect when I’ve left my wifi range and arms itself incase I forget to before I leave.  Rushing out the door with three children sometimes can be hectic, and I have forgotten so that’s a great feature that I’m totally in love with.


The video quality on the camera is superior.  If anyone should ever break into your home, you will have crystal clear footage to show to the police and likely catch the assailant much quicker.  The Canary is also night vision equipped so whether it’s night or day, you will have quality video.  The audio is also really great quality, which will come in handy when leaving my teenager home to watch the two younger kids.  It helps give me peace of mind if my husband and I want to make a quick run to the store without the kids in tow.  The Canary is motion activated so you will get an alert on your phone as soon as activity in the home is detected.  So far it’s only been my cats tripping the motion sensor, but I feel much more at ease knowing I would be able to possibly get police to my home before a burglar would be able to leave with our possessions.

Another feature I really love on the Canary (I know, you’re thinking there’s more, right?) is the siren that you can control remotely from your phone.  It’s 90+ decibels and let me tell you, it is LOUD.  Not only would it scare a burglar but definitely alert neighbors to a potential emergency situation.  Every feature of the Canary was thought out brilliantly, and I plan on definitely getting a couple more to have the whole house covered.

Don’t just take my word for it, Canary has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!!  One lucky winner will receive a Canary of their own!  Giveaway will begin 04/08/16 at midnight EST and will end 04/15/16 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Enter the Canary Giveaway Here!!!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Two Rivers Sampler Pack Review and Giveaway

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I don’t know why I haven’t found Two Rivers coffee until now, but I’m so glad I finally have!  Single serve coffee has never been this good!


When I got the offer to review the Two Rivers Flavored Sampler Pack my response was of course, ‘yes please!’.  Anyone who knows me even slightly knows that I live on coffee and have been on the hunt for that perfect cup.  So…just what is inside this tantalizing box??


Well, inside that unassuming box was probably the biggest flavor selection I’ve ever seen in one place at one time, and it’s in my house!!  I didn’t know where to start first!  The wide variety of flavors all sounded so appealing.

I have tried other flavored single serve coffees before and had been greatly let down by the lack of flavor.  I am so, SO happy to say that Two Rivers was not a let down any way.  Time after time, cup after cup, the results were amazing!  The flavor is great and really tastes exactly like what the label is going to tell you it tastes like.  No more halfway there tastes and aromas…Two Rivers is the perfect package with just the right amount of everything.

I didn’t have one single cup of coffee that let me down, and I’m really impressed with how well Two Rivers strives to please their customers.  Although I loved every single cup, my favorites would hands down by the ‘Workaholics’ flavors that were included.  My husband and I are HUGE Workaholics fans and these coffee pods really hit the spot.  Now that I’m down to only a few more flavors left, it’s definitely time to order myself some more!


Two Rivers has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their own Two Rivers Flavored Sampler Pack! Giveaway will begin 12/17/15 at midnight EST and will end 12/31/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

Enter The Two Rivers Coffee Giveaway Here


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

‘Clean’ Has Never Been This Clean Thanks To The Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I pride myself on a clean house.  I spend 3-4 hours a day cleaning the house, making sure there is a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.  I don’t like messes or clutter, and that can be a hard thing to accomplish with three children and a husband who comes home from work unbelievably filthy every day.  I was hoping the Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1 was going to help make cleaning easier and more productive, but I had NO idea the hidden dirt in my home that it would uncover.


The Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1 will come with everything you’ll need to clean every inch of your home from top to bottom.  I love how easily you can switch back and forth between attachments.  It’s a simple as pushing a release button and popping another attachment on, so there is no wasted time, which a busy mother like myself can truly appreciate.


The first thing that I wanted to test was of course doing a basic floor clean.  I first mopped my floor with the mop I always use because I wanted to see what Shark could pick up that I wasn’t seeing.  Oh…my…goodness.  I have to say that I was pretty shocked, no, DISGUSTED when I saw the cleaning pad afterwards!  YUCK!  That’s what my mop was leaving behind every time, and my family was living in hidden filth!  I am impressed with how clean the Blast & Scrub got my floor.  It looks as good as the day my husband and I installed it.


I wanted to see what other kitchen magic Shark could work so I moved on to my table.  You can see in the first picture above…my kids eat like animals.  I went over the table and seating area with the hand attachment and same results as the floor…more hidden filth!


Okay Shark…what else can you do?  We had sloppy joe’s for dinner the night before and in the morning I had a stuck on mess to clean.  I broke out the Shark Blast & Scrub with the hand attachment and the stuck on, messy mess came off with ease and was sparkly clean afterwards.


But can it do bathrooms??  Oh yes, yes it can.  When I moved into my house I immediately hated my bathroom.  It’s old, outdated, and is the last thing being upgraded because our kids needed new beds before I needed new flooring, countertops, cabinets, and fixtures.  There have always been these little black spots on the floor that drove me nuts and I could never get off.  I again mopped the floor before using the Shark to see what a difference it could make and my goodness, I couldn’t believe it.  Those little black spots, my arch nemesis had finally been removed!!!  You can see how dirty the pad was and by this time I thought I’d be prepared for the hidden nastiness and I still wasn’t.


I have been staring at my ceiling fan for about a month now, and I knew it needed cleaning but that’s one thing I avoid because I’m so dang short.  I figured no time like the present to try out the dusting attachment and it did an amazing job.  It removed dust cakes off of the fan blade and made it sparkle like new.

After seeing all of the hidden filth that Shark removed from my home, I can’t believe I waited so long to try one.  What a difference an amazing product can make in the effectiveness and quality in which my home is cleaned.  What are you waiting for?  Don’t put it off like I did…every household seriously needs this Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1!!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***