Saturday, October 31, 2015

Aleratec Multi-Tier Configurable TV Swivel Stand



We were thinking about getting the girls their own TV separate from ours for the other room so they can play games on the Wii, watch Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. We didn't want to buy a big piece of furniture so this was just the ticket in making a room for them to have when they have friends over.

My husband has his own gaming set up and doesn't like anyone to play with his games, systems, controllers, etc, so we needed to make it so there was a set up the kids could use. This Stand is configurable so that it can be different heights depending on your needs.


You can find the Aleratec Multi-Tier Configurable TV Swivel Stand on Amazon.



What Aleratec has to say about their product.

  • Configurable, easy and affordable way to create the perfect entertainment center
  • Space-saving two-tier stand for flat screen TVs and A/V equipment
  • Swiveling base rotates 360° for the perfect viewing angle
  • Rugged design holds TVs up to 132 lbs
  • Easy to set up with no complicated tools

You can find out more about Aleratec on:
#AleratecTVStand


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Candra Double Crystal Ball Earrings


These earrings though a little bit on the heavy side or very cute can be worn two different ways and if you buy more colors from Quan you can mix and match your backs and fronts for even more different looks.

These were worn by my daughter for Halloween to go with her Cinderella Wedding costume. These were a bit heavy for my 7 year olds ears but not too heavy that she couldn't enjoy her night trick or treating.

Now that Halloween is over they will be used by myself and my older daughters. I would love to get more colors to mix and match. I think this is a neat idea.



You can find these Candra Double Crystal Ball Earrings on their website here or on Amazon.



What Quan has to say about their product.

Double-sided earrings
Crystal ball earrings
Disco ball earrings
925 sterling silver
Size: Big crystal ball is 0.5 in (1.27 cm); small crystal ball is 0.25-in (0.635 cm)
Ships worldwide from USA.

You can find out more about Quan Jewelry on:
#Crystalearrings

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Bike Wall Mount Rack

Over the years we have had 6 children and with that comes many bikes in different sizes and styles. One thing we have never had are bike racks to store them on when it is out of season here to ride them. This is where a bike rack like this comes in.

What I liked most about this bike rack is that it came with all of the hardware to be able to attach it to a wall in a sturdy and safe way that will hold the weight of a bicycle in between uses or in our case between seasons, which keeps our porch floor clear for other in season products.

This would be great on a porch like ours or in a garage. I have even seen something like this one walls in apartments in the city for easy storage and use.

You can find this bike rack on Amazon.


What Clarion has to say about their product.

Wall Mount Bike Rack, Steel Construction, Soft Rubber Coated. Heavy Duty Mounting Hardware Included. Folds Upward When Not in Use. All Bicycle Types. 

  • - Strong Solid Steel Construction - Load Capacity up to 66 pounds.
    - Rubber Coating Ensures No Scratching. Folds Upwards When Not in Use.
    - Comes With 2 Sets of Custom Heavy Duty Mounting Hardware for Hollow Walls or Wood Studs - Easy to     Install.
    - Suitable for All Kinds of Bicycles - Mountain Bikes, Folding Bikes, Road Bikes, Beach Bikes, etc.
    - 100% Lifetime Guarantee.

 #bikewallmount

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Mr. and Mrs. Tea Infuser




I have to be honest these are about the cutest things I have seen in awhile. Doesn't it look like they are enjoying a hot tub?

There little tea infusers are great for tea. They just sit there enjoying the hot water while I get to enjoy some great tasting tea.

Great gift for anyone who enjoys tea. I little fun for your tea. Mr. and Mrs. Tea infuser will be sure to bring a smile to the user's face.



You van find Mr. And Mrs Tea Infuser on Amazon.



Mr & Mrs silicon tea infuser is designed in such a way it adds tea leaf's taste and fragrance without adding any tea particles. It filters 100% tea leaf to keep your tea cup or mug out of any leaf particles. It helps to mix extra flavor into your tea. There is no side effect of it and tea infuser can be used even at high temperature. It is free from all kind of chemical. It comes with a lifetime warranty and full customer support. It is always shipped safe and fast.

 #MrMrsTea

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Motion Sensor Headlamp


This is a bit different from our other head lamps that we own in that it is motion sensitive which is pretty neat. This also takes 3 triple AAA batteries which are not included. Fits well on top of your head or hat and can be used for a bunch of different things from work, play, etc.

My children like to wear these while our family is stargazing as well as playing hide and seek in the dark. My husband likes this for when he has to go into the basement to flip a switch for the electric when it throws the circuit.

You can find this headlamp on Amazon.


MH20 is a very compact headlamp with very high output. Three AAA batteries (not included) power one Cree XP-E white LED light for long-distance illumination. It provides a narrow, focused beam of 200 lumens in maximum mode and throws light up to a long distance of 100 meters. The adjustable headband with lamp-angle tilt allows aiming of the beam. Moreover, the motion sensing switch makes it much easier to control the light when needed. It is ideal for outdoor activities or for other activities where bright, precision-focused lighting is a requirement.
Specifications
- Uses Cree LED, life span >50000Hrs
- Two brightness levels plus Strobe
- High output up to 200 lumens
- 45 degree adjustable
- Uses 3 AAA batteries
- Runtime: 6 hours
- Weight: 89g/3.1oz
Package Content
- 1 x headlamp

 #headlamp

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Easy way to froth your milk




Making our hot drinks a little more fancy is a extra special way to make our day a little extra exciting.

I use our milk frother with heavy cream and it almost makes a nice light whip cream for ontop of our hot cocoa the kids love it when I then dust it with cocoa or cinnamon. I know my son likes to make designs in his coffee with the foam.

This frother uses 2 AA batteries which are not included, comes with a nice stand, and has a really nice sleek look which look nice on my kitchen counter.

You can find the stand up milk frother on Amazon.


STRONGER MOTOR WITH WIDER WHISKER: New and Improved Electric Milk Frother with stonger than leading brands whisking power for thick mixers such as protien powder, Quieter Motor and Taller Stainless Steel Upright Counter Display and Storage Stand, User Manual included
FROTHIER CAPPUCCINO+POWDER MIXES:Frothing Hot or Cold Milk for Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa, Tea, Cocktail or Mixed Blends such as protein powders, Hot Chocolate or bullet proof coffee has never been easier with this new and improved VonKitchen Super Strength Powered frothing motor with Wider Whisking Band for a more thorough mixture without chunks of dry powder that other brands tend to leave in thicker mixtures.
STAINLESS STEEL & QUIET - Quietly Foams milk, powder blends and more in seconds with a stainless steel wand and whisker - Creates that creamy whipped thick drink foam
WARRANTY: 1 Year Warranty with Proof of Purchase - Hassle Free Policy: No Questions Asked, 100% money back Return Policy.
BATTERIES: 2 AA Batteries Required (not included)



You can find out more about VonKitchen on:
#cappuccinoart

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Adjustable Temperature Hair Straightener


What I love about isa professional hair straighteners is how fast they heat up. We don't have to wait long before we can go right into styling our hair, or in our family's case my girls hair. We were blessed with more girls then boys so there has been a lot of hair in this family to get ready for school, special occasions and well just every day kind of stuff.

I really like the sleek look of this straightener, the digital readout because sometimes depending on the coarseness of the person's hair they may need a higher or lower heat to get their desired look. With this straightener you can do that, from 175 degrees to 450 degrees.

The no tangle cord is a extra which is really nice to have as well as the auto shut off for safety. What I really like about this straightener is the 2 year warranty which is really nice although with all of the use we have put ours through it is still running smooth as ever.

You can purchase here or on Amazon.



Digital Hair Straightener 1" Tourmaline Ceramic 175 - 450 Fahrenheit 2 Year Warranty

Solid Tourmaline Ceramic plates protect your hair and leave it silky smooth, You won't believe how silky smooth your hair will be, no more pinched hair from low quality metal plates. Tourmaline ceramic is the way to go! Digital temperature control makes sure the temperature is set precisely for YOUR hair. No more 1 to 10 temperature adjuster, too cold one moment, too hot the next. Temperature will be displayed precisely for maximum results! Give your hair the quality it deserves with ISA Professional Tourmaline Ceramic hair products. Your loved ones will certainly notice!

* 100% Solid Tourmaline ceramic plates
* Neon background LCD display
* Digital Temperature control 175 - 450 Fahrenheit
* 45 Minute Auto shut off safety feature
* Fast and safe straightening, curls, waves
* 360 degree no tangle cord
* Full 2 year warranty

You can find out more about ISA Professional on:
#isaprofessional

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Blogger Opp ~ Leonamade Homemade Body Butter Kit

Blogger Opp ~ Leonamade Homemade Body Butter Kit

 

Sunshine Girl Blog is Hosting a Giveaway for ONE LUCKY US Winner to Receive a Leonamade Homemade Body Butter Kit valued at $40.00. I could really use all you help promoting and signing up to help! Thank you!

Ruff N' Tuff Camera Bag



This camera bag from Ohuhu is the best bag I have had so far for carrying my camera, ipad, etc with me to do blogging trips, family get togethers, family picture day's, sports events, concerts, media events, etc.

I actually have room for extra items when I get them. This bag has two side pockets a zipper pouch on the front, a smaller zipper pouch inside of the bag, and then a removable padded liner with two adjustable velcro dividers that you can move to where you need them. This bag is washable on cold and I air dry it.

This bag is well made reminds me of the bags you might find a safari person wearing while taking photos on a photography job.

You can find this Camera bag on Amazon.


*Crafted with non-absorbent canvas material outside and shock-proof sponge case inside.
*Product dimension: 13" x 6"x 7.8" . Adjustable shoulder strap make it conveniently to carry and multiple pockets optimize the usage of bag space
*Removable interior design can be adjusted to fit a DSLR camera body and the fully padded camera case makes it instantly access to the DSLR and accessories.
*Internal zippered pocket for personal kit storage, separate outside side pockets for battery, cable or lens cap storage.
*Makes it easy & convenient to carry your camera equipment.

 #camerabag

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A Reminder to take a little time for yourself







My oldest daughter is always running on empty so I thought since this hourglass iPhone6 case came in her favorite color blue I would get this for her to remind her to slow down and take a few moments for herself.

She may read this so one of her gifts she will know about sooner than later but I wanted her to know that time goes by so quickly you need to slow down and enjoy life sometimes.

This case is a clear case with an hourglass filled with colored sand, there are many colors to choose from, and it looks great on the phone as well.



You can find this hourglass case on Amazon in several colors.



What Dealspank has to say about their product.

  • Condition: 100% brand new and high quality.
    Compatible with Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 4.7Inch, iPhone 6Plus 5.5Inch.
    Made of high quality material, which has an excellent hand feel and sleek outer part,simple style,convenient case
    Fashionable hourglass design makes it looks cool and absorbing
    Funny case protects you with a countdown game and the sands in the hourglass can freely move when the case is upside down

 #HourglassCase


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Perfect light for closets




Tap lights have sure taken a step for the better since we last bought one. We live in a old farm house where there are no lights for the closets, and most of them are walk in closets, so having a light to find things is a must.

Easy to set up, install, and use. I love how bright this light is, as well as the versatility it has. Great also for a backup for power outages.




You can find the OxyLED tap light on Amazon


What OxyLED has to say about their product.

N05 is a super bright, dimmable tap light. Featuring a stepless brightness adjustment, brightness level memory and fading in / fading out. It's a perfect gadget for your closet, bedroom, hallway, garage, or any off the grid dwelling etc. 
Specifications: 
- Power source: 3pcs AAA batteries(not included) 
- Light source: LED with a lifespan of over 50000 Hrs. 
- Runtime: 60hrs. - 1000hrs. 
- Size (diameter x height): 3.5in x 1.2in / 88mm x 32mm 
- Weight: 60g./2.1oz (without batteries) 


You can find out more about OxyLED on:
#tap
#closet

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Meet and Greet with Amanda Ripsam from Mommies Quiet Place









Amanda Ripsam who writes at



























I met Amanda on Gather.com through a mutaul friend Tina McCarty Dalasinski. When Gather 
changed for the worse most of the writers went their own ways but kept tabs on each other and 
continued in their friendship on other Social media sites. Over the years during and since Gather we 
have been there for each other through ups and downs supporting each other along the way. Some of my online friendships are the best I have had since my best friend died in 2008. My internet family is very much apart of my life. So let's get onto learning more about Amanda Ripsam and Mommies 
Quiet Place.

Tell me about yourself? 

My name is Amanda. I am a lifestyle health blogger. I was born and raised in Toronto Ontario Canada and I live in Otsego Michigan. I am married to a computer nerdy techy husband who likes to help others with their computer troubles and he is a area sales rep for hp and a parent mentor and vp on the board for a non profit called parent to parent that helps family’s of children with special needs. I am a stay at home mom we have four kids in total. We have our daughter Bella who has a rare genetic disorder and I blog about our journey with her mostly to help me keep track of all we do. I also am a step mom My step kids are girl 18, Boy 16 and boy 21. http://mommiesquietplace.com is where I blog about life it’s my quiet place on the internet that has grown into a advocacy and self help lifestyle health blog 

What brought you to blogging?

I blog about my hard story of abuse I endured as a child and I share life's up and downs as I recovered and found happiness out of hopelessness. I also share about living life as an adult who has a a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. My daughter also has 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Two years ago I was dealing with testing regarding a stomach pain I have been having that would send me to the ER and one point it flared up so bad my husband rushed me to the er and I had test and xrays done. I had started a journey to a healthier me. I had a lot of test and doctors discovered I had gastroparesis which is a slow empty basically my digestion track has shut down and it goes slow. Food will sit in my stomach for days sometimes before it fully digest. while enduring the process I was struggling to get out of bed I managed to care for Bella but my energy was spent and I ended up with way to much time needing to be bed rested for a year almost. I slowly started blogging to cope with the process to take my mind off things and that's how mommiesquietplace started. I also blog about our rare genetic disorder and I enjoy doing product reviews I know the two are so opposite but I do only family friendly product reviews and it has been a fun journey.  

Tell me more about your disorder. 

As mentioned above the stomach issues just dealing and healing with healthy soups and smoothies and mushy food my diet and lifestyle had to change. I am not sure if it is part of the disorder but it's just something that I have to manage because 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder there isn't a cure so all I can do is treat the symptoms. The symptoms very from one person to the next. No two people with it are effected the same way. They have similar issues to look out for such as hypocalciuma like Bella and I have a history of but it has been stable for years. It's a low calcium level and it drops so low we can have seizures turn blue or tremmers. That's the common symptom usually in infants and younger children under the age of 5. Then there are heart issues to look out for we lucked out and our hearts are perfectly healthy. I have the first stages of ceteracts so eye issues are common as well. Then there are ear infections that occur often. As you can imagine there are multiple health issues that come along with the disorder and I can count on both my hands and feet how many specialist Bella sees. When she was younger we had a lot of doctors appointments to keep up with now she's older we still have doctors visits but they are farther apart. For example when Bella was born we had to do calcium draws daily, then weekly then monthly, now it's yearly. It's about the same thing with all of the other specialist and doctors we visit.

What gets you through the day? 

what get's me through the day with it all is coffee and my husband's support we make a great team.

What are you struggling through right now? 

I struggle with being homesick around the holidays since I was born in Toronto Ontario Canada.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


In 5 years I would hope I would start working by then Bella will be 13 years old. I probably will still be living in our two bedroom apartment but my hope is I will have it decorated and a lot more functional by then. I still have boxes to unpack after being here for 3 years. I would hope to start public speaking and have a book published that's my goals for now.  

What are your strengths? 

I am determined, resourceful and compassionate

Who is your favorite author?

I really enjoy Jodi Picoult
 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Tim hortons tim bits and poutine you gotta try it. It's a Canadian thing.

What is your favorite Holiday and Why?  



One part of living in the Usa is my family love's having two thanksgivings. Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving two holidays that my family loves and always expects me to cook the turkey. A close second is Christmas.




You can check out my answers to the Questions Amanda Ripsam asked me on Meet and Greet with Pamela Marks.
Tell me a little about yourself and your blog?

What was your inspiration when you started blogging?

What’s hiding in your purse? 

Who is your favorite author ?  

What your favorite top 5 songs on your playlist
How long have you been blogging ? 

How did you develop your following on social media ?

What is your favorite thing to do with your family ? 

If you can have one wish what would it be ? 

I noticed you do a lot of product reviews how did you start that process? 

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