Friday, November 20, 2015

Be A Keyboard Master On This Giant Keyboard Mat

This Giant Keyboard play mat is a lot of fun but you need to have patience with it.  If you stand on too many keys at once it sounds like the speaker might blow.  I think the speaker is just not a good quality.  Using the mat is super easy though, toss in some batteries, turn it on and you are ready to play.  All the buttons are easy to press and it has a volume control but again, if you turn it up too loud then the speaker sounds terrible.  You just kind of have to find the “sweet spot”.    The mat is very large and is best played on a hard surface.

I have received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sweet, Spicy and Simply Delicious...Jenkins Jellies

My family loves jellies and jams and to be perfectly honest, I am a bit of a snob when it comes to jellies, jams and preserves.  I am particular and ask anyone in my family and they will tell you the same. 

Jenkins Jellies are NOT your typical jelly.  They are in a league of their own.  There are 4 different varieties and we got the chance to try the Hell Fire and Fiery Fig.  The other two flavors are, Passion Fire and Guava Brava.   I was blown away, not from the spice but from the depth of flavors and the complexity of the jellies.
The Fiery Fig Jelly was sweet and a bit spicy but more sweet than spicy.  The fig flavor was at the forefront of the flavors and the spicy kind of was the shy kid in the classroom who you knew was there but was always quite.  It was the more mild of the two jellies. When we went to try the Hell Fire Jelly I wasn’t sure what to expect because the Fiery Fig was more sweet than spicy but the name was a bit scary.  I have to say, I was impressed.  The sweetness was still there but the spice was too.  It was spicier than sweet, opposite of the Fiery Fig and my favorite of the two.  The spice was not overpowering though and my kids even enjoyed it.

Both jellies were easy to spread on the crackers and the crackers were a great pairing for the jellies so if you are having guest a plate of crackers and this jelly would make an amazing munchie plate.  The jelly set even came with an adorable little spoon to serve the jelly with.  Jenkins Jellies can also be used in recipes to add that certain “something” that a dish may be missing or just to highlight the flavors already there.

Jenkins Jellies would be great at any party or a wonderful gift for a friend, family member, or coworker.   They are very delicious and actually highly addictive.  

I have received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, November 16, 2015

3D Pens Are A Lot Of FUN
 This is the first 3D pen I have ever used and it is very neat.  I got it for my son for Christmas but wanted to make sure it worked before I put it away until then so if there was an issue I could exchange it.  It is very easy to operate but it will take practice to do anything cool I think. 
 To get started all you need to do is plug it in and press the feed button so the red light comes on.  When the light turns green then you are ready to move to the next step.  I was surprised how quickly it heated up, within seconds. You feed the filament into the hole in the back of the pen. There is a slide on the side of the pen that adjusts the feed speed.  I cut the filament into small sections so it is more manageable when using the pen.  There is a bit of a plastic smell when using the pen and even a little smoke but not a lot and nothing to worry about.
After done “drawing” you press the backwards feed button to remove the filament until next time.  The pen didn’t come with a ton of filament but it is enough to play around with, get familiar with the pen and practice with. 

My son is going to be so excited about this Samto 3d pen when he opens it on Christmas.

I have received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Best Wok I Have Ever Had

 I have a few Ozeri pans and they are some of my favorite pans out of all the pans I have. This wok is no different. I love the depth and how wide it is. While I do use woks for cooking oriental food, we often use them for browning meat since we do bulk cooking often so we have left overs. This pan is the perfect size for cooking 5 pounds of meat at a time.
Since the instructions say to season the pan with an oil before cooking I figured that cooking a big batch of hamburger in the pan before anything else would help season the pan well since we use 73/27 beef. It seemed to work well and my meat came out perfect. It is oven safe too which is awesome because you never know when you will want to finish a dish in the oven.

I love the pans weight; it is heavy without being so heavy you think you are handling cast iron. The handle is very comfortable in my hand, the under curve of the handle is just right.

Cleaning the pan is easy; I just wipe it out with a soft sponge and mild dish soap. I never put my non-stick pans in the dishwasher although it is dishwasher safe. The pan came with a pad for storage to help prevent damage when not in use. I thought that was awesome.

Ozeri has proved once again that it truly has superior products to other products I have tried. This is my new go-to brand when I need a new fabulous pan for my kitchen.

I have received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amazing Color Changing Shirts

I got the Del Sol color changing Minnie shirt for my daughter who loves Minnie Mouse.  I think this has got to be one of the coolest shirts I have ever seen.  It is super neat how it is pretty much white indoors then when we go outside or she stands by the sliding glass window it gains tons of pretty colors. 

I was surprised at how fast it changed too.  It is not as gradual as I thought it would be and it is much more noticeable than I thought it would be.  This shirt has definitely exceeded my expectations, even after washing they still change colors. 
My son just turned one and doesn’t know who Mickey Mouse is but his Del Sol shirt is amazing just the same.  I think at this age though when we dress our kids, it is more our interest and like rather than theirs.  This color changing Mickey Mouse shirt is so adorable, not to mention very neat.  I love how it is a plain t-shirt until the sun hits it and then it looks like a whole new shirt.  I think the blue stripes that form are very cute and bring out his bright blue eyes.    This is a shirt we will be putting into his keepsake box once he outgrows it.  

Both of these shirts came from Del Sol.  But Del Sol doesn't just have clothes for kids, they also have clothes for adults.  And they don't' just stop at clothes.  They have backpacks, nail polish, sunglasses, and more, even skateboards.  You have to check out their site to see all the fun things they have.

I have received this product in exchange for an honest review.