Friday, August 11, 2017

V-Blade Mandoline Slicer Review

Disclosure: I received the mandoline and accessories for a reduced price for my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I recently reviewed the Grocery Arts brand V-Blade Mandoline Slicer and a pair of cut-resistant gloves, along with the accessories for the mandoline.  The mandoline comes with 5  interchangeable blades and a holder for 4 of them,  the blade guard, a food holder, and the cut-resistant gloves in size large. You can make thin slices, medium slices, thin julienne, medium julienne, thick julienne, and cubes! I liked that the mandoline slicer was made out of 18/8 stainless steel! The items were all hand washable in warm or cold water.

I opted to make home fries with the mandoline, and I used the medium slices blade for slicing. I can remember using a mandoline with my mother when I was slicing potatoes for her. Unfortunately, I did slice my fingers a few times back then! This time, I was able to make the home fries for my husband and me, and be safe! They turned out quite well, and I was well pleased with how easy it was to use the mandoline! I definitely would recommend it! For more information, check it out at:
Mandoline slicer

Sunday, July 2, 2017

100 People of Dance

This is a very interesting video from ProjectOneLife! I thought that I'd share it with you all!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Foot Compression Braces (review)

Disclosure: I received the foot compression braces and the orthotic heel cushions for a reduced price for my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I received a pair of foot compression braces and a  pair of orthotic heel cushions for my review. I have worn orthotics since 2011 in my work and everyday sneakers.  The foot compression brace contain these acupuncture and massage pressure points medical grade silicon to aid and help with inflammation and circulation. The pressure points were a bit strong for me at times. They are adjustable with the Velcro strap around them. I'm not sure it's because the strap was right under the tongue of my work sneakers, or if my feet were a bit sensitive to the pressure points on the brace! If you are wondering, I did take my orthotics out of my sneakers for awhile, so that I could review these two items in my shoes.

The orthotic heel cushions... I would have liked for them to have had a bit more gel substance to them! The heel cushions can help with a wide range of foot issues that require comfort!! Heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, sore feet, to name just a few. They can help reduce the shock and strain of standing on your feet! They help me quite a bit! I do recommend them!

For more information, go to :  Foot Compression Braces    They come in a small package, and are very easy to use!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review of the Antimicrobial 6-setting Rain Handshower by AquaDance with Microban (Blue)

Disclosure: I received the product for a reduced price to facilitate my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my family's.

Steve likes a basic everyday setting on a shower. He also likes for the showerhead to reach high enough so that he's not standing in the very back of the shower to rinse his hair due to his height (he's 6 foot!) It was possible with the way that this hand shower mounted in the shower! Steven likes how different shower sprays can help his back aches and pains feel better, and sometimes help him to relax. I'm not sure if son's used the hand held aspect of the rain hand shower yet.  For me, I like the choices of sprays, depending on how my fibromyalgia or neck and back pain is feeling. I also like the handheld part, since it can help me rinse the shower after I clean it! The 6 settings are the following : Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Gentle Mist, Rain/Massage, Rain/Mist, and Water-Saving On-Off/Pause.

The Microban aspect of the rain handshower has to do with the antimicrobial part of the showerhead in the anti-clog nozzles. I know that my family doesn't want to be sprayed with bacteria when we shower!  If you rub the jets when you clean your shower, you can help to keep the jets clear of  deposits (like minerals) in your water. You have a choice of blue, purple, or aqua colored jets. I chose the blue ones for us, since the guys wouldn't decide!   I know that we've been quite pleased with the product, and I would seriously recommend it!

YouTube video of FL Mom's Blog's review of the rain hand shower

For more information:Antimicrobial 6-setting Rain HandShower .

"The Lonely Pumpkin" by Nicole Monroe

Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own!

I really enjoy sharing about children's books that have an important message about them. "The Lonely Pumpkin" is one of those books for youth: the kind of book that when you read it, you learn something! There was a pumpkin who was what most would consider unattractive, he was dirty and had bumps on him. People were buying other pumpkins in the patch, and he was being ignored.  He was waiting for a child who would come and take care of him. He got sad when the others were bought and taken home with people.

I don't want to give the ending away! It is a great book, and is an easy read for the young ones. This book teaches children that we are not alone, and there is someone who loves us just the way that we are. What a great message!  Nicole Monroe wrote the book, and it has lovely illustrations in it.

To learn more about the book or to buy it,  The Lonely Pumpkin

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Maximum Security Workout---I just had to share this!

Son and I got addicted to The Tenderloins, aka Impractical Jokers, humor back a few months ago when we went to a pub-style restaurant in Orlando. TruTV was on a few screens in the restaurant, but the sound was turned off. The sad thing is, even though we couldn't hear them, we could tell from what was going on in the scenes that it was hilarious! "Impractical Jokers" is one of my favorite shows, and when I want a good belly laugh I watch them! It may be sophomoric humor at times, but I love it! This clip for YouTube is from 2006! Sal's my fave!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Night ProVision Rear Bike Light (Review)

Disclosure: I received the bike light for a reduced price or for free for my unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Steven used to ride his bike ALOT before he began to drive. He would take it to karate and back and to wherever we needed him to run an errand, besides his afternoon bike rides after school for exercise. Karate classes were at night, and so he needed to used a bike light on the rear of his bike so that he would be noticed and not ignored by car drivers.
The Night ProVision USB Rechargeable bike light is a very handy one! It includes a USB cable and an elastic mounting band.  I had a hard time attaching it to Steven's seat post in the You Tube video, so I attached it to one of the lower posts on his bike. It can be positioned vertically or horizontally. (My cruising bike needs to have the tires re-seated by Steve, so it wasn't tested on my bike. Once he fixes my bike, the bike light will be on mine.)  The power button is what you push to go through the strength of the beam, and it's what you push to go through the flashing mode levels, too. It has a battery indicator light on it to tell you your battery level. Charging it is easy, with an enclosed USB cable that you can plug into a wall charger. The rubber seal to the USB area came off awhile back, and I think that it got lost somewhere in the house! During a standard beam usage, the run time for the battery is a bit over 6 hours.  We really liked the light!
Night ProVision Rear Bike Light