Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers

I had the chance to try the Slice Safety Cutter from Slice Products.  It's a handy little tool for cutting coupons, scrapbooking, opening plastic packaging and many other uses.  It has a very small ceramic blade that you draw across whatever you are cutting.  It's very sharp when used on paper but is also very safe. I poked myself with it (as shown in the product pictures on the website) and I was not injured at all!  So this would be safe for my kids to use as well.  Also since the blade is ceramic it stays sharp and won't rust.

The Slice can fit easily in my purse (where I carry it), has a hole to add it to a keychain, and also has an internal magnet so that it can hang on the fridge.  I like that I can easily cut out a coupon while I'm at the store!  I really like how attractive the Slice is as well.

As I've mentioned before, my son has Aspergers Syndrome.  So I was excited to learn that they company funds Autism research.  Here's some information from their website: "Slice was founded in 2008 by TJ Scimone as a way to help fund long-term care for his son, Alex, who is autistic. A minimum of 1% of all Slice product sales is donated to help fund autism research. By purchasing our products, you’re helping to find a cure for the millions of children and their families who live with autism every day.

Using it to cut school pictures

Used the magnet to hang it on the fridge
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Were You Surprised by Any of the New Shows this Fall?

There was one show that really surprised me.  Pan Am.  I was fully prepared to hate this show.  It seemed like a silly concept.  I was thinking it would basically be "Playboy Bunnies on a Plane".  I kept hearing about it though and so I gave it a shot.

I'm hooked!  It's smart, funny, interesting and occasionally heart-wrenching.  I'll admit that I've cried during a few of the episodes.

Some other new shows I really like are New Girl, Revenge, and Terra Nova.  My favorite series though are not new.  The Office and Parenthood are at the top of my list!

What shows do you consider "must see tv"?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meyer Hatchery Catalog Came Today!

I'm excited to have received my 2012 Meyer catalog today!  I pore over it for hours putting little stars next to types of chickens, ducks, turkeys and more that I would like to have strutting around my farm yard.  I'm not yet sure what I'll be getting but I'll have fun dreaming.

They have some exotic birds that I know that I won't be getting.  A sebastopol goose is a white bird with long curly feathers. They're lovely but fairly expensive. They aren't cold hardy though so they wouldn't enjoy our freezing winters.  I also won't be getting  a pair of White Mute Swans.  At $780 for the pair plus $320 shipping and handling they're outside of my price range! They also have pheasants, partridges, and peacocks.

There are also dozens of chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese to peruse.  The price for chicks varies but in general it's in the neighborhood of $2 to $4 each plus shipping.

Well, I'm off to dream of my colorful flock additions.  In the meantime I'll leave you with a few pictures of my current chickens.  Here you'll see them in their favorite hangout.  There's about 4 feet of weeds growing between our garden and our yard.  The chickens LOVE to hang out in this little jungle.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

UGLee Pen Review and Giveaway

The UGLee Pen is an ergonomic pen created by Dr. James Lee.  The name UGLee comes from Ultimate Grip combined with Dr. Lee's name.

I was fortunate to be chosen as one of the bloggers to review this pen.  This is definitely my favorite pen!  The grip is extremely comfortable and reduces hand fatigue.  There's been so many times that my hand has cramped and ached as I took notes at school or work.  The UGLee Pen makes an amazing difference.

This is also a great pen for my son who has Asperger's.  The grip helps him to hold the pen correctly which is something that he has an issue with.  The grip is also soft so his hand is much more comfortable.  He usually hates writing.  I'm going to ask his teacher to let him try writing with this pen instead of a pencil.  I think it will make a difference in his resistance to writing sentences.

My son using the UGLee Pen to draw a robot crab.  He holds this pen much better than a standard pen or pencil.

Another feature that I like is the ink.  It's a very smooth flowing ink which makes it easy to write with and makes writing more fun.  Am I the only one who loves to write with ink that flows beautifully?  I always feel like my writing is more attractive when I have just the right pen and ink combination.

You can purchase the pen from their website.

The giveaway is open to US residents only.  Sorry to all my other readers. : (


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nalgene Water Bottle from

 I was given the opportunity to review a water bottle by the kind people at  Their motto is "reusables for every part of your life" and they do indeed have a huge variety of green products that can be help to keep us green and reduce waste.

One way that we try to reduce our waste is by using reusable water bottles but they are not created equal!  The water bottle that I chose is made by Nalgene.  The full product name is the Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Reusable Bottle, Tritan.  Their were several reasons that I choose this bottle.  One is that it's BPA free.  It's also dishwasher safe so I know that it will be clean and germ free.  I like that it comes in a large 32 ounce size and the wide mouth allows me to add ice as well as being able to thoroughly clean the inside.  I don't have to worry about losing the lid (or dropping it somewhere gross) because it's attached to the bottle. It's made in the USA and I think the price is very reasonable.  Not to mention the beautiful green color!  

In addition to a selection of water bottles that are both functional and attractive they have a lot of other exciting products.  I was especially happy to see the bento box selection.

I'm very happy with my water bottle and I'm looking forward to using it to keep hydrated while reducing the amount of waste I create.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I won a makeup giveaway and got some yummy extras

I wanted to share the giveaway that I won from Jessica Allison.  Look at all the cute extras she sent along with the makeup that I won!  

I love all the things she sent me but I have to especially mention the Kasugai gummies. Oh yum!  I never had them before.  They are so good. : )

Thank you Jessica!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Kittens!

Olive (calico) and Oliver were rescued together.  Olive is ours and Oliver is with my sister waiting to find his furever home.