Sunday, June 28, 2015

Schneider Pens from Shoplet Review

We can never have enough pens at our house. We use them everyday, several times a day. They are all over the house but it seems I can't find one when I need one! I have several in my purse too because I hate using pens other than my own at public places. I've also learned over the years that good quality pens make all the difference. I was sent the following variety of pens from the Schneider brand from Shoplet. I had to take pictures quick and test them out before they were taken away by the rest of the family!

So many great pens!

I love the bright bold colors.

This Slider Memo XB ViscoGlide Ballpoint Pen comes in an assorted 4 pack. They write with smooth viscoglide ink which dries fast. They are super comfortable to write with. These are great for writing notes or in cards. 

This Slider Memo XB is a nice bright red and has the same smooth viscoglide ink which dries quickly. This pen works great for correcting papers. Like most of these pens it has a rubberized exterior which makes it so comfortable to hold.

The Slider Ballpoint Pen is a retractable ballpoint which has waterproof ink. It is also smear-resistant when highlighting. I like using this one for addressing mail and writing out bills. It writes so smooth and is nice and bold. Bonus that this one is refillable.

The Slider Edge 1.0 mm Ballpoint Pen features viscoglide ink technology that is smoother than gel ink. The black ink is waterproof and also is wipe-proof when highlighting. It has a 3 edge barrel for comfortable writing without hand fatigue. 

The Schneider Express .8 mm Porous Point Pen Black writes with waterproof ink that creates extremely smooth lines. It is perfect for use with rulers and templates. The pen will last up to 3 days without drying if the cap is off.

The Slider XB Viscoglide Ballpoint Pen writes in black ink that dries quickly, is waterproof, and is smear-resistant when highlighting. It has a rubberized grip that allows for comfortable writing. This pen is also really nice and light weight. 

Stride, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Schneider products in the USA. They are a small woman owned and operated business. Stride is an integrated workplace and 50% of their workers are adults with intellectual and developmental delays. The company itself has an amazing story and I encourage you to visit their website and learn about what makes them so special. 

Schneider has been a premier German pen manufacturer for over 75 years. They have an entire line of pens that are CO2Neutral and the Viscoglide line is produced entirely without adding to the carbon footprint. Schneider was the first pen manufacturer in the world to be EMAS certified. Environmental responsibility is important to them.

Shoplet is a great place to find all of your office supplies

* I received these products in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

BBQ Grill Brush by VeeSap Lifestyle Review

We use our grill all year round and in the summer it is at least 3 times a week. Actually my husband does the grilling I just do the prep. We grill everything from burgers and hot dogs to T-bones and venison steaks. Our grill also has a rotisserie so we do whole chickens which are so yummy! With all the use, the grill gets all kinds of bits and pieces of burnt sticky stuff on it. It is not fun having to spend a lot of time cleaning it off.

When I told my husband I was getting this BBQ Grill Brush to review he was not super excited because he's went through several because they don't last long. He figured this would be another of the same. He however changed his tune when the package arrived and I pulled this brush out.

Heavy duty BBQ Brush. 

3 stainless steel brushes in 1.

Getting the grill clean!

The handle is 18" long and is very comfortable to hold. It is very sturdy and I didn't feel any give when I pushed down on it. Some of our old brushes would bend with too much pressure. This brush worked really well getting the gunk off the grill. My husband was impressed and now he not only has a clean grill but a new grilling tool to make cleaning up quicker and easier. I did clean it this round but he's on his own after this. :)

This BBQ Grill Brush can be used for all grill types and with it's new and improved woven wire design there are no worries about getting bristles in your food. The brush can also be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. 

You can find this BBQ Grill Brush on Amazon.

* I received this product at a heavily discounted price in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Slender Blend Detox and Weight Loss Tea Review

 The Slender Blend from The Tea Love Co. has to be one of the best green teas I have tasted. I've only been a tea drinker for the past 2 years or so but now I'm hooked on the stuff. I love how it can improve my mood with just a cup. Just by brewing a quick cup of this tea and making myself sit down and enjoy it, it can totally change my outlook for the day.

I've tried this hot and cold. It kind of depends on my mood but I usually like it cold in the afternoon and warm in the morning and evening. I've tried it plain, with honey, and with lemon. My favoriteis with a bit of lemon. What I also really like is that I don't get jumpy like I do when I've had too many cups of coffee. So this is a nice alternative to give me a boost.

Potent Green Tea from China.

In order for Green Tea to be powerful it needs to be harvested in a certain way, the leaves picked at a certain time, and then preserved quickly. This is done by experts on exclusive estates in China then brought to the USA.

There are so many benefits of drinking tea, especially green tea. This particular one can help boost the immune system, lower blood sugar and cholesterol, prevent cavities/tooth decay, decrease high blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke, aid liver health, reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent arthritis, reduce the risk of cancer, slow down the aging process as well as sharpening your mental processes.

By drinking this tea consistently along with a healthy diet and exercise program you will lose fat weight and slim down to a leaner, more energetic, and healthier you. Slender Blend's aiding in weight loss comes from 3 main ingredients which include natural caffeine that stimulates metabolism, L-theanine that neutralizes the harmful effects of caffeine and acts as an appetite suppressant, and ECGC which causes you to burn fat faster and more efficiently.

 I do feel like it helps curb my appetite  and also I think helps with bloating. It may be just that I'm more focused on not wanting to mess up the hard work I'm putting into my exercise and watching what I eat along with the boost I get from this. I'm just starting on week 6 of a 90 day workout program so between all of what I'm doing one helps the other and I'm feeling better!

Making my delicious cup of tea!

Tea is so easy and quick to make. A cup of Slender Blend only requires 8 oz of water and 1 tsp of tea leaves. Just as it's almost to boiling, pour it over the leaves and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. I have this handy little contraption that I put my tea leaves in and pour water in, shut the lid and then once it has had time to infuse I put over my cup and it drains into it while keeping the leaves out of my cup. I just love it! This tea smells good, tastes good, and just makes me feel really good.

You can find The Slender Blend on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tools4Wisdom Planner Review

This Tools4Wisdom Planner is the May 2015 edition and goes until April 2016. It is a 12 month planner and calendar. It also has areas for goal planning, notes, and more. I love that it has so much extra space for jotting down notes as most planners usually just have really small spots for it.

I can't go without having a planner between doctors appointments, field trips, homeschool co-op events, and everything else. I need something where I can keep it all down and be able to take with me. This planner has everything I need! It is also very well made and I love the pattern on the front of this one.

Monthly calendar

Daily calendar

Lots of space for notes!

Love that it has spots for goals.

I really love this planner. There is plenty enough space for everything I need. I am working on filling in all of our appointments, events, and all the goals I have for the upcoming year. My favorite part is really the goal planning because I love that I will see it everyday and be reminded what they are. I've learned I must actually write in my exercise time or I push it off. If it's on the calendar then it MUST get done! :)

You can find this Tools4Wisdom Planner on Amazon. They also donate 30% of profits to 1 of 5 top charities that you can choose from in the special offers section when ordering.

They are also working on a planner for bloggers and you can find out more information here.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ISA Professional XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum Review

I have never used such a unique and beautiful serum like this before. I actually wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the package. The bottle itself is a pretty shape and I love that it is clear so you can see how beautiful the serum is.

XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum will moisturize, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even skin tone, repair skin damage, and give you a golden youthful glow. It is formulated with Botanical Ingredients, High Tech Science, and 24K Real Gold. This bottle is 1 oz. Only a small amount is needed each time so it should last awhile.

This serum feels very light on my skin. It goes on easily and is not greasy at all. It almost feels similar in texture to the Aloe Vera Gel I put on after being out in the sun. The scent is very light and clean. It has rose extract in it which gives it the nice natural scent it has. It makes my skin feel soft and hydrated. I've been using as the bottle suggests once in the morning and once in the evening. You want to put in on a freshly cleansed face and avoid getting in your eyes. When I put this serum on it makes me feel a tad bit fabulous! :)

You can find XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum on Amazon. You can also find out more about this product and others they offer by visiting the ISA Professional website.

* I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Eco-Friendly Non-Slip Yoga Mat Towel Review

This Yoga Mat Towel from FroYoga  is SGS certified to be non-toxic, AZO free, and free of heavy metals. It will make you feel so much better having it on top of your yoga mat especially if you have to use one that is not your own. It is made with a soft, absorbent, and slip-proof microfiber fabric.

 Non-slip PVC dots help keep your towel adhered to your mat.

Extra long at 24" x 72".

I love that this towel has easy care instructions. You do need to rinse with water before first using and then it can be machine washed with dark colors. Hang dry.

The towel is so soft and it absorbs sweat really well. It has helped keep my hands and feet from slipping when I get to really sweating during yoga. You can also use this towel for sit ups and other exercises. 

You can find this Yoga Mat Towel on Amazon. This would be a great towel to have if you travel a lot and take yoga classes at different studios. You could just lay this right over the top of the yoga mats they have and no worries about how dirty they might be.

* I did receive this product at an extremely discounted rate in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Clayton's Honor ebook Review

Clayton's Honor is the 3rd book in MK McClintock's British Agent series. It is set in England and Ireland. Anne Doyle has lost her father to war, her mother has gone crazy, and she has a young sister that needs cared for. She witnesses a murder and must ask for help from the only family she has left. She meets Devon who is one of the British Agents. They have an attraction to each other and he soon as to choose between duty to his country and this strong minded woman.

I had not read the previous two books in this series so it did take me a few pages in to get all the characters straight. Once I got it figured out it was a joy to read! There is mystery, a bit of romance, and friendship. I want to go back and read the other two books because I enjoyed this one so much. I also want to learn a bit more about the characters leading up to this book. I enjoy this author's writing so much. I felt very much a part of the book. Her details are so vivid. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and MK McClintock knows how to tell a good story.

You can find Clayton's Honor on Amazon.

* I received an ebook version of this book in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Sunsella Silicone Popsicle Molds 6 Pack Review

These Sunsella Silicone Popsicle Molds allow you to make any kind of yummy frozen treat you'd like. They are easy to wash, dishwasher safe, durable, no mess, quick freeze design, and meet FDA standards.

Each mold is 8 inches long and holds 3.4 fluid oz (1/2 cup). You want to make sure you leave enough room at the top for the liquid to expand a little while freezing. The little lid seals very tight and you can freeze them on their side or even upside down on the lid.

Nice treat for a hot summer day!

There are so many different frozen treats you can make with these and the best part is you know what is in them! The bright colors are fun too.

You can find out more by visiting the Sunsella website for this and all their other products. You can also find the Sunsella Silicone Popsicle Molds on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Liquid Chalk Markers by Stardom Crafts Review

We have had so much fun with these Liquid Chalk Markers. They come in an 18 Color Mega Pack. The markers are a really nice size and the colors are very bright. They are so versatile and can be used on any non-porous surface like mirrors, windows, metal, chalk labels, and more. Always do a test spot in a small area to be sure.

So many fun colors.

The markers are created with non toxic materials and safe to use for ages 3 and up. They are water based which means an easy clean up! 

This is what they look like when first opened. 

After a few shakes and pressing down on the tip the liquid comes down.

We have used these on our mirrors, windows, marker boards, and a few art projects. They are so much fun and I love how easy they are to just wipe off. I just use a paper towel. The chisel/bullet tip allows you to use bold or fine print.

Getting ready for a birthday party!

So fun for writing messages on mirrors!

These Liquid Chalk Markers are really just so much fun and can be used for so many things. You can find them on Amazon. 

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.