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August 14, 2017
by Nikki
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Back to School with BIC and Arm & Hammer

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Back to school means school supplies and I tend to turn to BIC for almost all my writing utensil needs. Three kids in school and my husband in college this year, I really need to stock up on pens and pencils. I am so glad that I was able to review a few of the new product from BIC for the new school year.

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Never thought that I would see a pen and a pencil in the same utensil; not to mention the iconic 4 color pen. In the original pen the colors are red, black, blue and green. This  pen replaces the green ink with pencil. Includes tube with 12 extra lead and 5 more erasers. Available for purchase at Target!

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Gel-Ocity: Pack of 8 super smooth ink pens. These retractable pens are quick drying with a full comfort grip barrel. All 8 pens ink are the color of the pens. I love these pens, and you are able to buy them at several retailers in different pack amounts. These pens will make a great addition to your back to school list.

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My absolute favorite toothpaste is any of the Arm and Hammer brands! I was super thrilled when I got to review a few from their line. I decided to put them in my back to school guide, because a new school year should begin with healthy teeth and fresh breath! Truly Radiant: Uses a unique combination of arm and hammer baking soda, fluoride, peroxide and active calcium to help strengthen, whiten, and repair tooth enamel in just 5 days. Advance White: A special formula of peroxide and baking soda to help give you a noticeably whiter, brighter smile! Main benefits of this tooth paste is: tartar control, deep cleaning, breath freshening, extreme whitening, stain prevention, fluoride cavity protection.

 

August 13, 2017
by Nikki
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Wooden Measuring Spoons from Utensi.com

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I’m the baker of the family so I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to my kitchen utensils. I love my gadgets and gizmos and I have plenty!! If I see something new come out that I think that I will use at SOME point in baking or even cooking I will buy it or try to review it. I have a huge drawer full of measuring cups and spoons that I buy at random stores that the writing has washed off that I still keep for some reason. I have yet to find any that haven’t washed off, broke, or just wasn’t really well made. I was searching the internet a little while ago looking for new measuring spoons, and came across Utensi.com.

Utensi.com makes/sells long handles beautifully crafted wooden measuring spoons. Made from premium beech wood with 9 in long handles. Comes with 1 TBSP, 1 TSP, 1/2 TSP, 1/4 TSP and tied together beautifully with a leather strap. The long handles are extremely great to have when cooking/baking with sugar, flour or even anything with tall canisters and keeps you from getting your hands messy. I love the design and the fact that I can leave them out on my counter for display and grab as I need them. I make special tea and I measure out 1/4 tsp ground ginger; I loved that I can measure, then stir with the same spoon! They are all great for stirring, sauteing, crafting, tasting, cooking, baking and more. They have been tested on accuracy- and can be used for wet and dry ingredients. I am so happy that I was able to add these measuring spoons to my kitchen tools, since the amounts are etched into the wood I don’t have to worry about it washing off. I was able to throw away 2 different sets of  ruined spoons in my drawers. I really hope some day they consider making measuring cups, too!

 

August 11, 2017
by Nikki
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Press N’ Click Lunch Box by Stor-All Solutions

Press N’ Click Lunch Box

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School is about to start back up soon and it’s time to start thinking about those early morning packing of the lunches. With my very weird personality I love to keep storage containers of all sizes and types for lunches/picnics. Between work and school I have 5 lunches to pack on a daily basis and some times multiple times a day. I was very excited when I got the Press N’ Click Lunch Box from Stor-All Solutions.

Not only did they send out my favorite color, but this will get the most use when my daughter takes lunch (or dinner) to work and takes leftovers from home. No need  to buy plastic silverware or worry about losing moms good cutlery from home, this lunchbox comes with a fork and spoon that nest right in the lid. The patent pending easy to use “one touch” press mechanism to open and close the Press N’ Click containers makes your lunch time super easy. Push the button on the side to Click open or just simply press down on the lid to close- it REALLY is that easy! They feature handles to carry hot food without burning yourself. All Press N’ Click containers are diswasher, microwave and freezer safe. Also, very importantly BPA Free! Each product is stackable for easy organization! The lunchbox is a 4.1 cup rectangle capacity. Available in 3 colors; black, blue and purple.

About (taken from website): Stor-All Solutions is a proud member of the Misco family brands. These include Misco Home & Garden, Country Silk and Misco Home Decor. For over 40 years the privately held Missry Associates, Inc. has been successfully marketing and selling quality and innovative consumer products through diverse retail channels.

 

 

August 10, 2017
by Nikki
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Snack-Pals Snack Dispensers

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We are a very busy family and are always on the go! I try to always keep drinks and snacks with us while we are running around in case the kids get crabby. But not having very secure containers for snacks and my car looks like a cereal box blew up! I either put snacks in a baggie or a container with a bad lid, I end up spilling it in my bag myself or the bag busts open. Why is it so hard to find child friendly, durable and great to take on the go. No while I have 4 kids and my 2 oldest have quite the age gap between the little 2 so we have tried so many snack containers over the last 15+ years. NONE have stacked up compared to this one that I have been able to review from Wow Gear- Snack Pals Snack Dispenser.

The Snack Pal says that the snack dispenser “It seems like magic” and boy they aren’t wrong! The Snack Pal was designed to help little ones with portion control and keep from putting too much food in their mouths at once (which can lead to choking). What makes this snack dispenser so magical is there is a flap that allows snacks to come into snack compartment. When the lid is open the flap stays closed to make sure the snacks only go where they are supposed to and if spilled there isn’t so much of a mess. And when you close the lid, flip it over and give a few shakes; you have just enough for one mouthful. My kids love these and my 2 year old learned easily to shake for her snacks. The Snack Pal is dishwasher safe- BPA and PVC free! Comes in 3 different color combinations. I’m so excited to be able to pack these for school and all of our fall/winter sporting events!

About (taken from website): Wow Gear®, with its headquarters in Santa Barbara, California and affiliate office in Skien, Norway, was founded in January 2012 by a small group of product and industrial designers from the USA and Norway. They all came together with one common goal, to create and distribute innovative consumer products that truly make a difference in people’s lives throughout the world.