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Oxo Tot Grape Cutter Review and where I got it FREE

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I received a totally free Oxo Tot Grape Cutter new in package a few days ago. It’s a powerful little gadget. You can use it for cherry tomatoes and pitted olives too! Easy one handed use and top rack dishwasher safe.

I received it free from https://www.listia.com/signup/2971

Or it’s on Amazon http://amzn.to/1EuoWa9

See the demonstration in my YouTube channel

 

 

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Tons of FREE Disney Junior Crafts and Printouts

Maybe you’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day and need to entertain the youngin’s.  Maybe your child has a day off from school.  Maybe you just want to do a fun activity with your child and be the cool mom or dad on the block.  Whatever your reasoning is, it doesn’t matter, because I am telling you, as an adult, I would do over half of these activities for myself!  Good thing I have a preschooler that loves everything Disney like his mommy!  We can do these anytime when we want to show our #DisneySide !

Here’s some examples:
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Just go to their website and have a little (or a lot) of fun!  There is also online games and videos!

Go to:  http://disneyjunior.disney.com/activities

Hey…psssssst…there’s a page for grown-ups too! Yippe! http://forgrownups.disneyjunior.com/

Win a Free DVD Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson

Want to win a copy of Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson new and sealed DVD?  Join my Twitter or Facebook page and my newsletter and you are entered!  See below for more information on how to enter correctly.  Contest ends June 30th at 12am eastern time.

This was a great movie for my family to watch together.  It had adventure, comedy, suspense, and some great actors.  Mickey and Sully are the main characters.  I consider that to be a nod to Disney.  Also, Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future was in this and another character said, “Great Scott!”  So another nod I noticed, to Back to the Future.  Tia Carrere played a great part, very believable.  The pirates were not so evil that they were hated.  Mickey and Sully were cute and enjoyable on the screen together.  Frank Collison was known really well for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.  He’s a great actor and underrated if you ask me.

This is a FAMILY movie.  Except it to be just that.  We didn’t know what to expect.  I thought it was going to be just a children’s movie, but I was wrong.  It was for the whole family.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and even chuckled a few times.  Good clean fun.

Watch the Trailer!

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About the movie:
Releases on DVD June 2, 2015
91 Minutes // Genre: Adventure // Rating:  NR
In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization.  They’re new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence.  With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon.  If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age.  It’s a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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Official Website:  http://mickeymatson.com
 
 

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The easiest way to use your phone as a GPS with a car mount



I received a sticky car mount today from iGotTech to review for my honest opinion.

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I was skeptical that it would work with just a sticky pad, but wow it totally 100% works. I tested this with my iPhone 5 and I also used a Galaxy Note 3, which is a pretty huge phone. I held both of the phones upside down after I stuck them on the sticky Car mount. They did not move an inch. They stuck on there like white on rice.

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Once I removed a phone from the sticky car mount a good dozen times, I figured the sticky paper would be less sticky, but alas it still was very sticky.  I am not sure how they do this where the sticky pad stays sticky use after use, but I am very grateful for this product. It is extremely affordable and simple to use.   You do not have to put this together and attach to your car dashboard with screws or wires it’s just out of the box ready.

When Applying it inside your car, you can use it on your windshield or your dash. If your dashboard has an uneven surface it might not stick. But you can stick it to your window and swivel the car mount around 360° so that you can see your phone easily. This was amazing for me to use while I was reading my GPS on my phone, as I didn’t have to look away from the road too long.  I attached it in the corner bottom window. I think this is much safer then reading your GPS from your hand while driving.

I recommend this product hands down for an easy and quick way to attach your phone inside your car for GPS purposes.

Another suggestion is to get a second iGotTech sticky car mount for the back seat people.  If they wanted to watch a movie or something on their phone they can stick this to the window and just sit back and relax and watch during the drive.

 

Get your recommended daily water intake with this stainless steel insulated water bottle with flip cap straw

 

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I recently received one 16 and one 25 ounce stainless steel insulated water bottles from Hydracentials.  These stainless steel water bottles are awesome! I filled the 25 ounce one with cold refrigerator water at 11PM and it was still cold at 3AM when I woke up for a potty break. Too much info? HAHA! Well with one of these water bottles at your side, you will be drinking a lot more water. You can get a soft stretchy material cover (like a can cozi) to go over the stainless steel so your hands won’t be cold and mini straw scrubber to clean the flip cap straw. (Ask the company directly about these) The 25 ounce bottle is HUGE! 25 ounces is enough for most people for the whole day. I try to drink two of these 25 ounces a day now.

I let my son use the 16 ounce one when we go out and it fits in his car seat just perfect.  We both love these and don’t know how we managed without them before.

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SAFE TO USE!

BPA FREE
18/8 FOOD GRADE STAINLESS STEEL

COMES IN WHITE OR BLACK!

I LOVE the sippy straw!!!! You do NOT have to tilt this water bottle towards the air to drink it. Just suck like a straw and it comes out. You can close the straw down so nothing nasty lands on it like flies or germs. It has a handle that you can attach to your own lanyard or clip. You cannot go wrong with this baby!! LOVE IT! Thank you for sending me these sporty bottles for my honest review!

Their Amazon Page (For the 25 ounce bottle) says:

  • The Hydracentials Sporty 25 oz Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for use at the gym, at the office, around your house and anywhere you need to take your beverage of choice with you. The loop at the top provides an extra convenient way to carry, or can hook onto backpacks or carabineers.
  • Made from durable and sturdy PREMIUM QUALITY 18/8 FOOD GRADE STAINLESS STEEL, this Hydracentials Sporty 25 ounce water bottle is a great eco friendly sports bottle. This double wall insulated water bottle is PERFECT for carrying while walking, hiking, camping, use at the gym or just on the go- as it fits great in most car cup holders. No more spills and messes while driving!
  • Ditch those plastic water bottles! GO HEALTHY with this BPA Free, FOOD GRADE stainless steel water bottle that holds a large capacity of liquids 25 fluid ounces and no longer worry about toxins and chemicals leaching into your beverage. Drink crisp, clean, healthy and refreshing drinks from Your Hydracentials Water Bottle every time.
  • Just Fill and Go! This sporty bottle features a flip up spout and straw drinking mechanism allows the ease of staying hydrated even while on the go! The flip cap top provides single-handed drinking ability and is perfect for your busy life on the go! Stay hydrated and DRINK MORE WATER with this large capacity 25 ounce water bottle.
  • COLD LIQUIDS ONLY! This is a double wall insulated water bottle is made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel water bottle, which is only recommended for use with cold beverages due to the flip spout and straw drinking mechanism. DO NOT USE WITH HOT LIQUIDS. Drinking hot liquids from a straw is not a pleasurable experience and therefore this bottle is a cold beverage water bottle only!

 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Hydracentials. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

My split ends thank me for using this luxurious microfiber towel

I recently received a microfiber hair towel and didn’t know what I was missing all this time!  I took a shower and I brushed my hair in the shower with my conditioner.  I usually use a regular towel that is dried from the sun, which is kind of hard.  I used this microfiber towel and can I just say it was extremely luxurious feeling!!! I cannot believe this gave me a feeling like I was at the spa.  I didn’t think I would be so excited about this Luxe Towel, but I was totally!

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I noticed that when I dried my hair with this towel the next few times, it definitely made a difference.  It was not harsh on my hair like the sun dried towel.  It is the perfect size for anyone’s head.  It will work for long or short.  I have long hair and it bundled it up just right.


Why should you use this microfiber towel as opposed to a regular cotton one?

In my opinion, it is because it is more gently on the hair.  I didn’t notice a rapid drying time with it, but this towel did seem to give me a 10 minute head start on the drying time.  If I used a cotton towel, it didn’t absorb as good as this microfiber towel did.

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Luxe Beauty Essentials Plush Microfiber Hair Towel 19 X 39 Inches in White.

It is 80% polyester and 20% polyamide.

Machine wash warm
Tumble dry on medium
Do not Iron
Do not Bleach
Do not use fabric softener

Their Amazon page says:

This Luxe Beauty Essentials Plush Microfiber Hair Towel is made from double sided brushed terry making it incredibly soft, gentle on hair, yet super absorbent.
Using this Beauty Luxe Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel means less time drying hair with damaging hair styling tools
Deluxe Size 19 x 39 inches is large enough for long thick hair.
Fall is here, save your hair from damaging dryers, drastically reduce the time needed to dry your hair with this Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel.
Customer satisfaction guaranteed! Love it or your money back.

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.

Want a dishtowel that can do it all? Microfiber dish towels should be your go to kitchen dish towel


Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Dish Towels- Super Absorbent Dish Towels- 3 Pack

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I recently received a 3 pack of microfiber dish towel to by Luxe Home Essentials.
I never used a microfiber dish towel before.  I was thinking it was really going to be just another towel.  I was wrong.  The one thing that stands out from using this is that when I spilled a pitcher of water on the counter, I used one of these to sop it up.  WOW!  I felt like this was that magic Shamwow towel.  It was super duper absorbent.  I was feeling like the Brawny man swiping the water up.  Ha!

Their Amazon page says:

  • Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Towels are 15 x 25 inches in size.
  • Microfiber outperforms cotton, is extremely durable, yet gentle on dishes and counter tops.
  • Microfiber can hold up to 10 times it’s weight in water.
  • Get out of the kitchen! Save time drying dishes and cleaning your countertops with these proficient super absorbent microfiber kitchen towels.
  • Customer satisfaction guaranteed! Love the microfiber kitchen dish towels or your money back.
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They are soft and fluffy too.  I have one hanging from my drawer in the kitchen to wipe our hands off after washing them.  It feel too nice to be in the kitchen!  I hope they make hand towels for the bathroom next, in really pretty colors!!  Love these! Thank you for sending me this item for my honest review.

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.