Monday, June 27, 2016

This party pong table rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That seems like and appropriate start to a review of a beer pong table lol. It is true though. We had so much fun with this last weekend for a large family event. Earlier in the day, this started off as a soda pop pong table for the kids to entertain themselves with in between jumping in the pool and eating. A few of the grandkids were alarmingly good at soda pong. Alarmingly good. Midday this was used as a very nice, sturdy serving table for food and pop and then late in the day the older "kids" some in their fifties, to entertain themselves with. The table has good bounce and it is regulation size so it made it a lot more fun (and challenging) than just sitting the cups up on any old table. This table is very well made, as I stated before, it is regulation size so nice and long but the company takes care of that by adding extra support legs in the middle. Tables made without those, at this length, would be too wobbly and flimsy in the middle. Speaking of the middle, the addition of the cooler pouch in the middle is genius. So handy. When we were serving food I used it to hold foods that spoil like mayonnaise based salads. Of course later in the day it was used to hold beer and even a pitcher of sangria. It really holds more than it looks like it would and easily empties out just by flipping it up and dumping the melted ice out. It also wipes out easily too. This folds easily and compactly down for storage too. Overall this is a great addition to any back deck, basement or out by the pool like at my place. We will be getting a lot of use from this. I received this at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

CookArt Microwave Plate Cover Food Strainer Collapsible Colander Ultimate Kitchen Tool Easy to Clean Use and Store

I have a large family and we use the microwave a lot, especially in the summer when we don't want to heat up the house with using the oven. We also just moved so the microwave is getting a lot of use because it is easy to use until the kitchen is unpacked. One thing I hate though is getting the microwave all messed up with food popping as it cooks. This item is great for that. I know that the family can use a paper towel or something to cover their dish but for some reason, that seems to be too much work for everyone in my family. This is really easy for the to pop right over their food and they are good to go. While this would be very easy to store anywhere with its pop flat design, I store this right in the microwave. That way anytime anyone uses the microwave it is right in front of them. This can also be used for a strainer too. I don't usually use the microwave for pasta but the other night I was craving mac and cheese and did my pasta in the microwave. When it was done I just lifted it out, cover and all and flipped it all upside down to drain. So easy to do! The material is silicone and easily washes up. You can put this in the dishwasher and things come right off of it. I am very happy with my purchase! I received this at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

GERO Tactical Hard Locking Steel Metal Gun Case

I purchased this case not to hold a gun but to keep small valuables in. A few years back with one of our now older kids, I had most of my Tiffany jewelry come up missing. WE now have another teenager who has friends in and out of the house and I needed something to be sure that the scenario above never happens again. WE also travel a lot for my husband's work and I always hate to leave anything of value in the hotel room. I ordered this in hopes that this would do the trick both at home and away fro the home. This case is really nice. It has foam padding inside of it to protect the items in it. This is handy especially when you are traveling. The case itself is a hard shell with a sturdy lock with 2 keys included. There is also a cable that I use to put around the bed leg in my room or a hotel room to give this an added measure of security. The case cannot just be picked up and quickly carried off. This si a geat quality case for the price point. I am very happy with it!! I received this at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chef Essentials Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack

I recently moved to a new home that has a dishwasher but there is always something that is left in the sink or something you just want to wash up quickly without running a load of dishes. It is so nice to have this rack to use when I am doing that! This fits over a standard sized sink nicely with some room left over so I believe it would fit a larger sink. This is easy to use and can even be used to create a bit more counter space when needed too. Just put it across a sink and viola! more area you can stack things. This is strong and has a silicone coating on it. It can withstand up to 400 degrees which is why I think it would also be good to use to put a cookie sheet on hot from the oven to cool too. This is very compact and easy to store too. Roll it up and you are good to go! I am very happy with this and I know it is going to be used a lot. I received this at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chef Essential 16" Round Cordierite Baking / Pizza Stone

This Chef Essential Pizza stone is a geat deal for the quality of the product! This stone is a super large thick heavy duty stone that should last a lifetime. I have a Pampered Chef stone that I have used for a long time and when I ordered this, I was expecting something similar. This stone is by far a more heavy duty Pizza Stone. As you can see in the pictures, it is at least a half of an inch thick. The other stone I have isn't anywhere near that. I have always wanted to try the old one on the grill but never have because it felt too delicate to withstand it. This stone holds up to grilling beautifully! I cooked a homemade pizza on this tonight and it turned out fabulous. The crust was exactly right not to crisp but not soggy. The same pizza in the oven would have ended up soggy. (I tend to put a lot of stuff on a pizza) Using this on the grill will be my go to this summer. I prefer to cook on the grill than to heat up the whole house. I received this at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Desk Jockey Lumbar Support

I have a bad back. I also sit at my desk for about 8 hours a day. Not a good combination at all. I always have low back problems, bad enough that I have trouble sleeping at night because of them. When I was offered the chance to review this, I jumped on it! This Desk Jockey Lumber Support has made all the difference in how my back feels from day to day. I could tell a difference in the first 10 minutes I used it. When I got up from using this for several hours straight, I was AMAZED at how much different my back felt. I wasn't stiff at all and I had no pain. The next day I awoke with a kink in my back so I decided to heat up the Lavender pack for the first time. I went to work and the heat went to work too. Within an hour, my back felt great! This is a well-made product that I predict will last for many years of use. I do not work without it behind me. My only complaint is that I wish I had gotten this MUCH MUCH sooner. I received this at a discount in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cusinework Steamer

I am so happy to have found these. I have all old hot pads (I am talking from my mom that she used ages ago. I absolutely LOVE the little finger covers that I can get things in and out of the oven with. So handy and if they get dirty, you just wipe them off or run them underwater. I am also starting a healthy eating plan and love that I can steam in the little silicone basket. It is the perfect size for me (no one else will eat veggies in my family sadly) I used this last night to perfectly steam some broccoli and it was delicious. This is also easy clean up. One of the things I love about silicone is how easy it is to store too. I will be using these over and over for many things. I can even use them when I am grilling to flip burgers using just my hand. I love it! I received these at a discount in exchange for an honest review. I test and scrutinize products I review to the best of my ability, in order to help you make an informed decision. My loyalty is to fellow buyers above all, so I post reviews for all products received for free or at a discount, even if they are less than positive. If anything should change in my opinion of the product, I will update it so that you have the most up to date information. Please feel free to ask any questions.