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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Create Your Own Lattes With the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother


I do enjoy my tea, and making it with frothed up warmed whole milk makes it so much more special.  I make a hot tea latte every morning for my husband and myself.  Recently, it just got a little easier as Ozeri sent me their Deluxe Milk Frother to review.

This milk frother is marvelous!  It whips and froths quickly and easily.  All I have to do is put a little milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds, take the frother off its stand, and start frothing it up.  The Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother is very powerful.  Check out my video review.


The powerful motor of the Deluxe Milk Frother spins at over 15,000 RPMs with two speeds - high and low.  I believe I put it on high for the video review above.  I have about 1/3 cup of warmed milk that I put into the cup, and it got that amount down, I feel, quite quickly.  It makes a good froth that does not deteriorate right away.



The pictures above show another time that I had frothed some warm milk.  There is about a 1/3 cup of milk in the glass.  It took me a little over a minute to froth the milk to where it almost reached the top of the 16 oz glass using the frother attachment.


This milk frother is just not only for frothing milk, but it's also a beater and a cocktail mixer.  You can interchange different attachments.  The Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother comes with four attachments - two frother, a whisk for beating, and a cute little propeller for mixing cocktails.  I do find a little difficulty in changing out the attachments.  I guess my fingers just can't grab them well enough as they more likely slip.  My husband, well, he has no problem taking off the attachments.  Makes me a bit jealous.   I would love to be able to use the little whisk for making my scrambled egg in the morning.  I truly believe that with practice, I will be able to change out those attachments.


We are all quite happy with the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother set.  It foams all kinds of milk (whole/regular/skim, soy, almond and coconut milk) alike for fluffy hot cafe lattes or cold chocolate milk in seconds.  The whisk attachment can be use for some many foods such as dressings, gravies, sauces.  That little propeller could mix up one great cocktail for you or for a guest.  The possiblities are endless with this great and powerful milk frother!


Purchase the Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother right at Amazon.  To see all of Ozeri's fine line of products, click here for Ozeri at Amazon.



Disclosure: I received the above product for free in return for an honest review on my blog and at Amazon.  No other compensation was received.  Please remember this is my personal experience with the product and not everyone is going to have the same results or reactions with this product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally used or have tried and believe in.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Enchantingly Scented Valentine Candles from Ocotillo Southwest



Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  It's time to start thinking about ways of creating romantic atmospheres in the house.  One great way of doing that is with a scented candle.  I recently received a delightful pair of romantically scented candles to share with you from Ocotillo Southwest.


Once you take off the lid of these candles, you can easily detect the premium scents that Ocotillo Southwest uses.  They smell exactly as described on the jars.


You can almost taste the Raspberry White Chocolate scent.  It's so delectable!  The pink is so reminiscent of Valentine's Day.


The Romantic Rose is like holding a fresh bouquet of red roses in your arms.  With their little heart charms on the jars, they are both simply delightful!  What is Valentine's Day without roses?


The candles are very clean burning.  There is no trace of smoke at all especially when you use the included wick dipper to properly extinguish the candles.  The wick dipper is provided to give you smoke free candle extinguishing.  It has such a darling heart hand holder. By extinguishing your jarred candle with the wick dipper, you will the pleasant scent of the candle in the room.  It's very easy to use, just push the wick into the melted wax, pull the wick back up, and then use the dipper to center the wick for your next burn.


The wax of the candles is so smooth!  You can just see the quality of the wonderful natural soy and paraffin wax blend, and premium fragrance oils that come together to make clean, fragrant (but not overwhelming), long lasting candles that will burn for 40 to 45 hours.  The wicks are pure cotton with no metal.  They are packed in mason jars with can be re-purposed.  I am going to be reusing my for something.  Just don't know yet.


When I first opened the package, I was so happy to see how well packed the two jarred candles were.  The box is so very sturdy, and there is some extra padding inside the box as well.  The box would be easy to wrap as a gift for Valentine's Day for a special friend.


Where can you get the Valentine Ocotillo Southwest Candles?  Right at Amazon to be easily purchased.  I really can't tell you here how enchanting the scents of these candles are.  I only know that they do bring a lovely Valentine feel to our home.


Disclaimer: I received the candles from Ocotillo Southwest in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated for this post.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - January 26 to February 1, 2015



Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways. Watch those covers of some of those romance books, girls. Please no almost nude covers, thank you.
  3. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  4. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title




Link Up your Giveaways at Xmas Dolly's Showoff Tuesday
 

Glad to see that you stopped by.  Have a wonderful week!
 





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Carry Your Laptop In Comfort With the Zigels Laptop Backpack



I frequently travel back to visit my daughter.  While I am there, I like to keep up-to-date with my email and my blog.  I would very much like to bring my laptop with me cross country.  Yet my laptop is huge and heavy, and barely fits into my son's backpack - which, unfortunately, is all that I have to use until just recently.


On my son above, is the Zigels Laptop Backpack.  This backpack fits my big 17" laptop with ease, plus I can store my Kindle inside, with some extra books to read for the trip on the plane, and still carry this on my back in total total comfort.


Carrying a heavy load in comfort comes from all the padding on the back and shoulder straps on this laptop backpack.  The padding is mesh covered which provides good air flow to keep you from getting sweaty.  Zigels says they generously pad the back to protect the laptop within, but this padding keeps you from feeling the weight of what you have in this bag.  My son, above, is carrying around a big laptop, a big college textbook, and other assorted goodies that I filled the bag with.  I put it on to see how it felt, and I know that I if I can handle what I just put in the bag, it's going to be no problem taking all that I want with me on my next plane trip.


That same padding that makes this bag so comfortable on the back, is also keeping the laptop protected.  Inside I have placed my son's 17.5" laptop.  There was plenty of room for it as this pocket is meant to hold laptops 15.6" to 17".  To keep the laptop secure, there is a Velcro strap to hold the laptop in place.


Inside the main compartment, there is room for several large textbooks, small pockets for pens/pencils, your phone, etc.   There is a zippered compartment that lays against the laptop area.  I find that it's a good spot for my wallet or my Kindle.  The compartments are fully lined with what feels like a durable polyester fabric.


On the front of the bag there are two more zippered compartments - one of them is at the top, and the perfect place for a music player.  I like having two mesh side pockets for carrying plenty of water.  The bag does feature the finest quality zippers and pullers that offer smooth closure to the pockets.

The backpack is made of water-resistant, super strong and durable 1680D polyester fabric.  I did look up 1680D polyester, and while it is not the best fabric, it is quite durable, and being a relatively inexpensive fabric, it helps to keep the cost of this backpack at a reasonable price.


With the black and the brown vinyl trim, the Zigels Laptop Backpack is styled for both men and women.  It's a bag great for traveling with that can carry your laptop or camera, and it's perfect for the college student.  You'll find it at Amazon.



Disclosure: I received product above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this article are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.  No other compensation was received.

Friday, January 22, 2016

#Giveaway - Walk In Comfort & Style with the Lugz Changeover Sneakers #ValentinesDay - ends 02/08/16 US


My oldest son really loves to hike around our glorious desert.  He deserves to wear a pair of shoes that is not only stylish, but are comfortable.  That's why I get shoes from Lugz.  Lugz always ensures that their line of shoes swaddle feet in comfort while also delivering the most up-to-date styles.  I recently received from Lugz the Changeover Sneakers for my son.  These shoes are great  for just strolling around in the wilds and for stomping around town.


The Lugz Changeover Sneakers in charcoal/grey are a part of the newest color arrivals that they offer for the Changover.  These shoes are so good looking with they stylish athletic appearance.  I told my son he could wear these shoes anywhere.  He quickly came back at me with a smile, "To the opera, too, Mom?"  I told him sure.  These are statement making sneakers.


My son does like how they look on his feet, but he believes the best part about the Changeovers is the ultimate comfort they give his feet.   There is full comfort in these sneakers with their a padded tongue and collar and a cushioned memory foam insole for added support.


I just love the soles on these shoes.  The Changeover gives good traction on city streets, grassy fields, sandy deserts, and climbing and jumping around on jumbo rocks.


You will find that this classic looking sneaker, the Men’s Changeover, with its stylish athletic look, will provide you with with just as much comfort as it does my son.  My son chose for himself the charcoal grey color which looks so well with any of his black pants.  This is one of the Changeover's six new color combinations that just came out in January.  There are 21 different styles of the classic sneaker, the Lugz Changeover, that are now available.


I found a great coupon code to share with you for your next purchase at Lugz.com.  Get 30% off  by using the Code SWC30 (excludes sale items and cannot be combined with other coupons).  This code is good until March 1, 2016.


With many thanks to Lugz, one person is going to win a pair of the Lugz Changeover Sneakers.  Winner's choice of available color and size.  This giveaway will end on February 8, 2015, and is open to US residents 18+ only.  Only the first entry of a blog post comment is mandatory, all other entries are optional.



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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#Giveaway - I See Me "Who Loves Me?" Personalized Storybook Valentine Gift Set - ends 2/1/16 US


One of the biggest joys in my life is watching my two-year-old granddaughter take great delight in her books.  Her mother can keep reading and reading to her, and she just gets so much enjoyment out of it.  My granddaughter, Lucille, is going to be thoroughly enchanted with a new personalized book with matching stickers that she will be getting for Valentine's Day from Grandma (me) and Grandpa courtesy of I See Me!


With many thanks to I See Me!, I received their special Valentine's edition of their classic Who Loves Me? personalized gift set to review.  This set included the fully personalized Who Loves Me? book where each and every  two-page spread is personalized with your child's name and personalized with everyone who loves the child, and a full size sheet of stickers where each and every one of them has been printed with your child's name.

I know that this book is really going to grab Lucille's attention when she first looks at the cover.  The story title is personalized to reflect the child's name.  For my granddaughter, this book is entitled, Who Loves Lucille?


On the dedication page, you can personalized it with the child's name, birth date, picture, a dedication that you can choose, who the book was given by, and the year given.  Being personalized in this way, I know my little Lucille is going to treasure this book for years to come.


This book is written for both girls and boys that are generally ages 0-6.  The size of the book is 8.5"x 8.5" and the sticker sheet is 9" x 11" and includes 19 stickers.  There are 20 pages altogether if you complete all 6 of the spreads  This book has won the following awards: Mom's Choice; Creative Child Magazine; and HomeSchool.com.


All the way through the book, reading each and every page that is full of the love everyone has for Lucille, gives me, Grandma, joy and happiness.  The author, Jennifer Dewing, just brings love and happiness alive.  The bright colorful pictures, by illustrator Maria Carluccio, look a bit like a scrapbooking adventure and are just brimming over with so many surprises to capture the eye.  The text is a bit bigger so that even grandma and grandpa can read it without our glasses.


When Lucille hears her name being read to her, she perks up, and really pays attention.  That's what is so great about a storybook that has been personalized with your child's or grandchild's name throughout the storyline.  It makes listening to a story so much better.  My whole family really loves the book, and we just know Lucille will love it for a lifetime.


For my granddaughter, I received a very pink girl edition of Who Loves Me?  There is a blue cover edition for boys, for siblings and for twins.  There is even a Who Loves Me? personalized book and personalized Lovie Blanket set.   There are also many other I See Me Valentine's Day Gifts to choose from.  For me, the best place to find personalized storybooks and gifts is I See Me!


The I See Me! is mission is to increase self-esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child.  You will find that all of the award winning I See Me! books are great to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.

Find I See Me (#iseemebooks) at


With many thanks to I See Me!, one person is going to win the Who Loves Me? Valentine Gift Set completely personalized.  This giveaway will end on February 1, 2016, and is open to US residents 18+ only.  Good Luck!



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