Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nooski Mouse Trap Review


I offered to review a mouse trap not too long ago, and once I received the Nooski Mouse Trap I realized the pressure of trying to catch a mouse for a review! lol  I think I would probably catch a Scorpion here in the Southwest before I caught a mouse.  


So I tested the product manually.  I will say it took me a little bit to figure it out.  The directions are clearly on the side of the box.  However, I had to attempt a few times before I figured out the trigger mechanism.  The Mouse Trap kind of looks like a rocket ship.  

Some Cool Features:


*  Totally reusable!  Each trap comes with 10 Green silicon rings which means you could potentially catch 10 mice!  Ahhh!






*  The design is pretty neat, and sleek.  


*  Once you figure out how the trap works, it's pretty simple

Here I am Testing the Trap with a narrow spatula...It worked!  I tried to get my husband to put his hand in the trap..but no such luck! :)  It does give out a large snap when triggered.  


So I am confident, that IF I had a mouse lurking this Nooski Mouse Trap would be the answer, and for me considering the other options out there, I would say this could actually be the best mouse trap ever! :)


Nooski Product Description:


"The Nooski Mouse Trap works every time. It's the first truly new design for a mouse trap in over a century. Its patented system uses latex rubber rings that kill the mice every time, and it can be used over and over again. It really is the 'better mouse trap'.

With the Nooski Mouse Trap you need no more fiddly springs and snap traps that catch your fingers and maim mice. No more cruel glue traps. No more dangerous poisons that cause mice to die painful slow deaths. The Nooski Mouse Trap is safe, clean and easy.
How does the Nooski Mouse trap work?
  • The trap is set by rolling on a latex rubber ring
  • The mouse is attracted by the bait, we use a little peanut butter
  • The mouse works its way into the trap
  • The latex ring is triggered
  • The mouse dies swiftly inside or next to the trap
  • Set the trap again with another ring
The mouse cannot run off and die in its nest causing bad odors and it is impossible for them to steal the bait without being caught. Other traps often fail or maim. The Nooski Mouse Trap works swiftly and humanely and works every time, guaranteed.
Whereas snap traps are often thrown out with a dead and bloody mouse, the Nooski Mouse Trap can be used again and again. Ten latex rings are included to catch ten mice, and Nooski Refill Packs give you unlimited use.
Designed and made in New Zealand. The Nooski Mouse Trap pack includes one clear trap, black safety tunnel and ten latex rubber rings to catch ten mice.
Trigger Housing
Simply roll the ring into position, no separate loading cone required. Built from tough ABS plastic, the NOOSKI Mouse Trap is guaranteed to give 100% success, every time.
Safety Tunnel
Acting as the bait container as well as the safety tunnel. The safety tunnel allows you to set the trap inside without worry of pets or children setting it off.
Dimensions
Length: 150mm, Width: 56mm, Height: 33mm, Weight: 50 grams."
"THE WORLD'S FIRST SPRINGLESS KILL TRAP" 

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Rebinder Review!




I was able to review a pretty cool product from a company, Rebinder!  They are a Green Company!  So many companies now have this as their claim, but Rebinder is one of the leading companies in recycling.  What better way to recycle then to make items we use everyday at home and at work!  

A Little About Rebinder:



"Each year, over 500 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills as the result of vinyl binders that people use. Today we should expect more. Products should be made in our country, with our workers, out of responsible materials with the intention that no landfill be required. ReBinder meets that demand.
ReBinder is the only true zero waste office supply manufacturer and the brand of choice for customers looking for sustainable, quality office supplies. Assembled by a local, AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, all ReBinder product materials are sourced from responsibly managed forests and verified FSC and SFI certified sources. With each purchase of ReBinder products, solid waste, greenhouse gas, energy, tree and water consumption are reduced. Check out our original recycled binders line.
ReBinder products have recently been nominated for the Best Office Products in North America. Learn more about our product line and how they stack up against traditional vinyl binders.
Making products responsibly means considering the source of the materials, the use of the products and where they end up at the end of their life. When used for Sales & Marketing, Events & Training or simply every day internal use, our innovative, durable and practical products raise both brand and environmental awareness while helping responsible organizations reduce solid waste and lower their carbon footprint.
Together, our customers have saved:
  • -Millions of pounds of greenhouse gases
  • -Millions of gallons of water
  • -Tens of thousands of trees
  • -Tens of billions of BTUs of energy
  • -Hundreds of tons of solid waste
As a privately owned business in Seattle, Washington, our philosophy embraces a balanced approach to providing exceptional value to our customers with products that reduce the environmental footprint of our industry and our customers."


5x8 Recycled Notebook
What Are the Products?

*  Recycled Binders ( sizes 1", 1.5", 2", 3")
                                      *  Recycled Business Cards


What Did I Think?


1.5", 3" Binders
When I first open the box of the Sample Pack, I have to admit I was still looking for the product.  Why?  All the products look like cardboard.  My husband and I snickered a bit when we pulled out the first Cardboard Binder.  It literally looked like cardboard!  So the cool factor started sinking in after the initial Cardboard Shock wore off..  


Binder with Divider
How neat that you can take something like Cardboard or other recycled items ect and turn it into awesome useful everyday products!  


CD Sleeve (Hitchcock movie not included )
The CD Sleeve is pretty neat!  This would be great for businesses to promote their CDs/DVDs.  The folders would work as a portfolio for work, school, resumes.  


Kids would really love these for school.  They could design their own binder, folders, or notebooks.  


I showed some family members the Sample Pack..and they were all pretty impressed saying they would all would use the products.  


What Did I Love?


Folder
First and foremost, I LOVE, LOVE that this is an American Company!  We need more Americans willing to make a good product, that is good for America!  The products are incredibly sturdy.  I love that instead of ending up in a landfill it ends up on my desk!  I love that you could really turn any of the products into a personalized item.  


What Didn't I Love?


Rebadge: Name tags
Nothing really!  Besides the Cardboard look, that actually ended up being pretty cool, I have no complaints!


It's worth your time to check out Rebinder, after all they are an American company committed to making this planet a better place for us and for generations to come!  




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Artisan Bakeware from Emerson Creek Pottery *Review*



Nothing makes me more happy then to try something new for my kitchen.  Emerson Creek Pottery sent me the most adorable loaf pan to review.  


A little about Emerson Creek Pottery:


"Our pottery is formed of clay made onsite. Each piece is hand made, hand painted and fired in a gas kiln. Each pattern is a series of carefully planned strokes. No templates or stencils are used. The patterns are practiced and committed to memory. The artists paint the pattern again and again. Each piece is alike and yet different, like flowers in a field. We are currently featuring 15 different lines of ceramic pottery, including our beloved signature line - Field of Iris, a classic since 1977. All of our work is microwave and dishwasher safe, lead free and ovenproof.


Since 1977, it has been our pleasure to offer the American heritage of handmade, handpainted pottery to our customers. We take pride in the fact that when you shop Emerson Creek Pottery, you know that you are purchasing a little piece of history which will surely add the quality of timeless beauty to your home. We stand behind the superior and consistent quality of our craftsmanship and thank you for choosing Emerson Creek Pottery."


Features:


* Dishwasher Safe
* Microwavable 
* Oven safe up to 450 degrees
* Each piece is hand made and hand painted!
* Does not absorb liquids
* Unglazed pottery is 100% lead-free




Some Need - to - Know Tips:


1.  Oiling before each use is recommended.  (I used olive oil)
2.  Do not broil or place on the stovetop burner.  (Not recommended for temps above 450)
3.  Be careful not to put the pottery in extreme temps.  From cold to hot.  Not good.
4.  Not recommended to store in the freezer.
5.  Pottery can scratch furniture, so make sure to put a trivet or something under the pottery.



What did I think?


Small unglazed loaf Pan $11.00
Anything that is Dishwasher, Microwavable, and Oven safe is a WINNER for me!  But even with all these practical features..this adorable little loaf pan is beautiful and handcrafted!  My three year old daughter was even "wowed" but it's size and cuteness.  


I made my kids some mac and cheese!  So awesome!  I love how easy it was to cook in and clean!  Definitely need to coat the loaf pan in a little Olive oil before use!



Over all I am very impressed by the Artisan Bakeware from Emerson Creek Pottery!  






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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tassimo T20 Brewing System Review!

  Bosch T20 Home Brewing System, White


Tassimo T20
Last year I enjoyed reviewing the Tassimo T65 Brewing System.  I LOVED the T65!  And now Tassimo has surprised us again with another brilliant Tassimo machine!  I am so excited to talk about the NEW Tassimo T20 Brewing System.

T-20 with removable colored Center

The Tassimo T20 Brewing System is so cool.  One of my favorite and obvious features of the T20 is the removable center.  They offer a variety of colors in a color kit.  So you can choose a color that will match your kitchen or your office.  I was sent the White T20 with a Red center!  Which was perfect in matching my kitchen!




Features...

Gevalia T-Dsic
I already discussed the removable colored center.  I love the simplicity of the machine.  You only have two buttons.  Your ON/OFF button.  And one large round button to start your beverage.  I love how sleek the T20 design is compared to the T65.  Besides that it looks so awesome on my kitchen counter, it fits well.  The water tank fits like a glove to the back of the T20.

Making a full pot of coffee is fine.  But when you have guests over and everyone has a different taste, this machine is perfect.  In a short amount of time, your guests can be served teas, hot chocolates, coffees, cappuccinos without ever having to clean a coffee pot!

A cool feature is the bar coded beverage discs.  Each disc has a unique bar code that the T20 system reads and properly prepares!  This to me is soooo amazing.  How smart this machine is! :)


How it Works...

Sleek water tank
First, fill the water tank.  Pretty easy.  Choose which beverage you want.  Place the disc bar code facing down in the top, press the round lid down on the disc.  Make sure you put your coffee cup in the center.  All that is left..push the large round button.  And there you go!  Depending on which beverage you choose, it may take a minute or two to complete.  You can also manually hold the round button if you would like additional beverage in your cup.  (kinda cool).

T-Dsic 



What Kind of Beverages Does the T-20 Make?

Wow.  Tassimo offers a wide variety of beverages from some of your favorite brands.  Coffees, Teas, Hot Cocoa, Cappuccino/lattes, as well as some delicious specialty drinks.

I was given two beverages to try.  Starbucks Espresso Roast Latte (comes with a creamer disc), and the Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee.  I really love both beverages.

Coffee Brewing in Action
To Sum it up...

I Love the Tassimo brand!  I am so impressed with the quality of the brewing machines.  Everyone that comes over to my house, seems to notice the Tassimo makers sitting on my counter!  I love to talk about it's awesomeness!! :)  I recommend the Tassimo T20!

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift..you found it!  This gift keeps giving all year around!  Walmart even sells the Tassimo Brewing systems, and the beverage discs!

Finished Cup of Coffee.. Perfect!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

*I received one Tassimo T20 to review in exchange for my review post.  This review is purely my opinion.





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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Awesome Giveaways I am entering!

The Freebie Junkie is giving away....





Inside this cute delightful gift basket is:
Chocolate Covered Almonds
Dark Chocolate Signature Bar
Mint Chip Maltballs
Peanut Roll
All Natural Vanilla Animal Cookies
Dipping Pretzels

Giveaway Ends 12/15

Click here to enter!





The Freebie Junkie is also offering a $25 Energizer GC towards a Energizer Charger!  Ends 12/13 






Win a Splenda Prize Pack From Freebie Junkie! Ends 12/8

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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation GIVEAWAY! Ends 12/15




"It’s ‘Puppy Love’ as Paris Hilton makes voice talent debut alongside Mario Lopez as two playful pooches!

A hilarious and heartwarming family romp and the “paw-fect” sequel to the hit ABC Family original movie, The Dog Who Saved Christmas, the festive new release features Paris Hilton, in her first-ever voiceover role as the prim and proper poodle “Bella” alongside Mario Lopez, who returns as the voice of mischievous yellow Labrador “Zeus.”  The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation takes a bow(wow) at retail stores nationwide, December 7, 2010, just in time to help kids and families celebrate the holiday season together.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (SRP $19.98) follows the Bannister family to a beautiful Rocky Mountain ski lodge for their long-awaited holiday vacation.  Upon their arrival, however, it soon becomes clear that this trip will be no dog walk in the park! 
Obnoxious relatives and their prissy poodle Bella (voiced by Paris Hilton) are staying at the house too, and they want little to do with the Bannisters or Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez), despite his growing “puppy love” for the cutest new pooch in town. 

Meanwhile, the hooligans who attempted to ruin the Bannister’s Christmas last year are up to their old tricks.  They’ve made their way to the ski resort too – with plans to snatch a diamond necklace from a resort guest.  When the necklace is mistaken for Bella’s dog collar the cantankerous crooks kidnap the pampered poodle and it’s up to Zeus to once again save the day.
           
Showcasing a pack of terrific talent, The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation stars Gary Valentine (“King of Queens”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Abandoned), Elisa Donovan (Clueless, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), Casper Van Dien (“Watch Over Me,” The Curse of King Tut's Tomb), and Mindy Sterling (“iCarly,” the Austin Powers trilogy), Adrienne Barbeau (Fly Me to the Moon).  Kayley Stallings (“Monk”), Brennan Bailey (My Sister’s Keeper) bring two fresh young faces to the cast as the Bannister children. "


This movie looks so cute!  I know my kids would love it!

Buy it in time for Christmas on Amazon!

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Twinlab Marine Friends Review and GIVEAWAY!



I was given the opportunity to review the NEW Twinlab® Marine Friends™ Children’s Omega-3 Powder.  


What Did I Think?

Pros:

I like that the Omega-3 powder comes in individual packets.  This makes it so much easier to quickly open and pour into a cup.  The powder is best used with a very cold beverage, smoothie, or sprinkled on food.  

I love that the product can be used by children age 1 all the way to adults!  Along, with all the health benefits (listed below in the Company words) I would recommend this product.  Such a great way to sneak nutrition into our kids diet!


Cons:

Personally, I don't care for the smell of fish nor do I eat fish.  And this Omega-3 powder has a very slight, and I mean slight, fishy smell.  I mixed it with cold grape juice but I could still taste a little of the powder.  This is more or less just a personal preference.  

In the Company's Words...



Nutritionally Supports Normal Development Including:

• Brain*

• Heart*

• Eye*

• Normal Growth & Development*

• Overall Health & Well-being*


• High Ratio DHA : EPA Formula

• Gluten Free


How It Works: 
Twinlab® Marine Friends™ Children’s Omega-3 Powder is a versatile, light tasting powder that blends almost invisibly into everyday foods and drinks like orange juice, yogurt, applesauce, baby food and fruit smoothies. Our formula contains a naturally sourced combination of DHA and EPA that is molecularly distilled for purity and provides 127mg of Omega-3s per serving, with no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or sweeteners added.
Packaged in convenient, super portable stick packs, Marine Friends™ makes it easy for kids and moms to get their Omega-3s at home or on the go.

Suggested Use: 
Pour contents of a single stick pack into beverage or sprinkle on food, mix and enjoy. For best results, blend into chilled or room temperature beverages/foods. Enjoy immediately.

Product Specs:

Size/Count: 30 stick packs

Form: Powder


WARNING:

If you are pregnant or nursing, anticipate surgery, have coagulapathy or any other medical condition, are taking anticoagulants or any other medication, consult a health care professional before use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.



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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: