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Friday, November 21, 2014

Chase the Winter Blues Away with the Happy Light Liberty 5K Energy Lamp From Verilux - Review and Giveaway - ends 12/7 US

It looks like we are headed for more cold wintery weather this year and that means lots of cloud cover.  The sun is going to be hidden quite often this year, and did you know that less exposure to those wonderful rays increases the chances of getting the winter blues.

Even though I do live in an area of abundant sunshine year round, my daughter lives in a state that gets cold and cloudy all winter.  She complained last winter that she does feel different living there instead of here in the desert.  She loses energy, focus, and feels a bit blah.  This year it's going to be different for her as she will be getting the Happy Light Liberty 5K from mom for an early Christmas present.

Verilux has designed a lamp that is just for chasing away those winter blues.  What's so special about it?  The light inside!  Less available natural light in the winter months can result in the winter blues, sleeplessness, and lack of focus and concentration. Your eyes have photoreceptors, including one called melanopsin that helps set the body's natural cycles and is triggered by a specific , narrow spectrum of natural light. Most artificial light sources do not provide light in the range to most efficiently stimulate melanopsin. All Verilux energy lamps - including the Liberty 5K - emulate key spectrums of natural light to effectively set the body's internal clock to improve mood, energy and well-being.

Light therapy is a great way to improve your mood and energy levels over the winter or if you are always indoors all day year round.  The natural spectrum of light that you get from the Happy Light Liberty is comparable to daylight only UV free.  This is the perfect way to feel better as there are no drugs involved, just light.  The Verilux Liberty 5K is the perfect compact light that you can take anywhere with you to banish those blues, increase your energy, alertness and concentration.  It will also help with jet lag to get you ready for work much more quickly.

The light output from this small of a light is quite amazing.  The 5K refers to the 5000 LUX of light energy it emits.  The Optix Lens over the special 26 watt florescent UV free bulb filters and diffuses the light to reduce glare and eye fatigue.

Even though my daughter and her family are going to get the all benefits from this light, I did set it up in the bedroom near my bed for several days.  I used it to read by.  The light was nice and bright to be next to, but not over powering and hurting my eyes.  I don't know if it improved my mood or not since we haven't had a cloudy day for months, but I feel more energetic than usual.

Are you in a part of the country that stays quite drab during the winter, and you feel that same way?  Perhaps the winter brings on low energy, you always feel tired, and just out of sync with everything?  Then Winter Blue BEGONE!  Get the Happy Light Liberty 5K at Verilux for only $39.95.  The small compact design (6" x 7" x 3") makes it easy to take with you to help beat those blues anywhere. It's luggage friendly.

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Is there someone on your gift list that suffers from the winter blues, low energy, or a jet setter that is always suffering from jet lag?  Offering them a chance at light therapy would be a great gift!  Plus, the Verilux Happy Light Liberty 5K is very reasonably priced.

Verilux is a proud sponsor of Royalegacy's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, and is offering to one of my readers a chance to win a Happy Light Liberty 5K Energy Lamp (arv: $40).  Thank you, Verilux!  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ only, and will end on December 7, 2014.

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Holiday Baking The Non-Stick Way With Frazoni Silicone Baking Mats - Review & Giveaway - ends 12/2 US

Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you are like us, you are making a list of all the mouthwatering foods you will be serving.  There are so many items that we will be cooking on a baking sheet, and one of those items is going to be fresh baked rolls.

If you have ever baked fresh bread, you will know that you must grease the pan before you let the dough rise, or you are going to end up with the bread sticking to the pan.  With all the bread that we bake, several batches a week, that is a lot of cooking spray that we go through to keep the bread from sticking to the pans.  We just baked a batch of fresh rolls, and had fresh baked pizza yesterday, but we used NO cooking spray and the bread did not stick to the pan.  How is that possible?  We used our new Frazoni Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat.

The Frazoni Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat is perfectly sized (11 1/32" x 16 17/32" [28x42cm]) to fit a standard US half size baking sheet (18" x 13") which is the typical size of cookie sheet or jelly roll pan that most people have.  It does have beveled corners that make placement and removal from baking sheets easier. It is practical and has just enough tack that it won't slip around on your baking pan.

Cook healthier and bake better since you don't need to add extra fats like cooking spray just to keep your food from sticking to the pan.  The Frazoni baking mat will improve the results of your cooking because it distributes heat evenly across the pan.  This will also keep your food from burning.  Silicone is an inert material and is BPA free, which means that the Frazoni mat will never leave any smell or taste in your food.  It will never deform or curl even if you roll it up for storage.

Do you use parchment paper instead of cooking spray?  I know for a fact that it's not an inexpensive option to keep using.  Just buying one of these will save you so much money in the long run.  Use foil?  Well, foil sticks and you do have to use a cooking spray as well.  When cooking with the Frazoni mat, you will never need to use parchment paper, foil, or cooking spray.

Cleanup is never a problem.  With the silicone non-stick mat, all you need to do is wash it in the dishwasher or hand wash with soap, water, and a soft sponge.  Let it air dry.  You can store it rolled up, flat, or right inside the baking pan ready for your next cooking adventure.  If properly used, the Frazooni mat will last 2000 times or more.

Here are the rolls that my son made last night.  He just laid the rolls on the clean mat with no cooking spray, let them rise, then popped them into the oven at 350˚F degrees.  (The mat can withstand temperatures if -40˚F to 480˚F [-40˚C to 250˚C].)

After about 20 minutes, they came out of the over looking perfect.  Of course my son made super soft bread as he usually does.

Just an extra side note:  You can use this mat in the microwave as well, and since it can withstand very cold temperatures, you can use it in the freezer.  Also - never cut anything on this mat as it is not a cutting board!  About the only things that I was disappointed with was that the mat did not come in a box for storage.

No matter what you bake - bread, pizza, candies, meat, pastries, etc - nothing will ever stick to the Frazoni Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat.  CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ON AMAZON! for only $9.95.  At this price, buy several for yourself, or would be a perfect gift for any cook on your Christmas list.  Lifetime Guarantee!  If you are ever unhappy with the Frazoni mat, your money will be refunded.

Giveaway: One person is going to with this essential silicone baking mat from Frazoni.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ only, and will end on December 2, 2014.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves - Review

One of my daughters loves to carve.  I've watched her do it, and sometimes it makes me shiver a bit.  I am so scared that she is going to cut herself.  When I saw a chance to review a pair of cut resistant gloves, I knew I had found an easy solution to my worries.

The Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves provide excellent protection against cutting your hands.  These gloves are of an industry leading quality and are 4Xs stronger than leather.  These gloves go  through a 3 stage quality assurance process for both your protection and your peace of mind.

Being lightweight and breathable, these gloves are really comfortable to wear.  Made with a proprietary blend of cut resistant fibers breathe so you can perform tasks comfortably. Tight fitting gloves ensure you maintain high dexterity while working with sharp tools.  They are available in three sizes: medium, large, and extra large.  They do run small, and my daughter's smallish hands did need a large.

Not many people are avid wood carvers like my daughter.  Many people use cut resistant gloves in the kitchen.  They are perfect for cutting and preparing foods.  They are made with an anti-bacterial blend provides a protective layer between you and your tools.  These are safe for industrial kitchens as well as they are made with food grade polyethylene and proprietary silica based fibers.

The Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves can be used in any cut risk situation: cleaning up a broken wine glass, repairing a broken window, changing lawn mower blades, sharpening knives, unpacking taped boxes with razors, etc!  The uses are endless!

If you are someone who is afraid of getting cut when using knives, they you need a pair of the Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves.  Buy at Amazon for only $11.99 a pair.  At Stark, they believe that you, the customer, makes the final decision on product performance. Each one of Stark's customers is provided a Stark Safe support specialist who will help answer questions 24/7, provide care instructions, provide tips on getting the most out of your cut gloves, and make sure you are 100% satisfied with your Stark Safe products! Customer Satisfaction is Stark's #1 Priority!

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