Port Authority Rolling Cooler Review

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I received an offer to review a product from Apparel N Bags, and readily accepted.  I love their products.  I’m going to the beach in a few weeks, and decided to check out the Port Authority Rolling Cooler.  I love being able to take cool beverages and snacks to the beach.  It seems like service takes forever when you’re waiting for a waiter or waitress to bring an order.  It’s even worst if when you have hungry, thirsty children who are demanding to have their cravings satisfied.

The box finally arrived.  As usual, Apparel N Bags didn’t disappoint. The cooler was about the size that I expected. I selected black and grey; however, it comes in black and red and black and blue. It’s a quality product as the majority of their products are.  The zippers are sturdy, in my opinion will hold up for some time.  There’s a pocket on the front, which could be used to hold keys, money, a tablet, or that book you’ve been wanting to read for months.

 

Port Authority Rolling Cooler

 

You can see the width of the cooler below.  There’s plenty of room for ice, drinks and snacks that need to be on ice. There’s a shelf that fits inside the cooler if you need to keep things cool, but you don’t want the items directly on ice.

 



Additionally, the rolling cooler has side straps just in case you need to get a good grip when lifting it to and from your vehicle. The handle was easy to raise and lower.  There is also a zippered compartment on top of the cooler.  It’s not as large as the compartment on the front of the cooler, but it provides additional space.  Perfect for small plates and utensils. The best feature, the price is only $40.00.  Awesome!

Finally, Apparel N Bags has a large selection of apparel, which includes Nike and Adidas golf shirts, Nike hats, business shirts and a host of other items.  The prices are unbelievably low. I suggest that you head over and check out this site for yourself. They have a great selection of bags in an array of colors. I highly recommend this backpack. It’s a great for a Christmas gift, but it’s also a perfect place to pick up a birthday gift or items just for you.

Note:  I received this rolling cooler as compensation for the review for this post; however, my opinions are my own.

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Spiralizer Review: The Brieftons

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This is my first Spiralizer.  I was excited when I received the product.  Unfortunately, it had to be put together.  Putting items together can be overwhelming for me at times.  But I had this baby assembled within 5 minutes.

The next step was figuring out what veggie to use.  I decided to use a cucumber since I had a few on hand.  My biggest struggle was figuring what end to put on the base to spiralize.  Rather than use the entire cuke, I cut it in half.  It left me wondering what end was up.  I finally realized that I needed to put the small end on the bottom and the larger end pointing toward the top.

 

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The Spiralizer  left me with a beautiful ribbon of spiralized cucumbers.  The trick is to use firm veggies or fruits and to cut off both ends. The flat end of the fruit or vegetable must attach to the slicer; otherwise, the grabber won’t hold it.  They spiralizer recommends English cucumbers.  Guess what I will be adding to my summer garden?

First, lift the handle on the spiralizer and place your fruit or vegetable beneath it. Process the fruit or vegetable by turning the handle.  The plastic tray will catch your spiralized product.  I can’t wait to try other fruits and vegetables.  The spiralizer is great for garnishes, onion rings, spaghetti strands and more.  I love infused water, so spiralized fruits and veggies will look beautiful in my carafe.  My mouth is watering for a fresh cucumber salad this summer too.  Some of the fruit and vegetables recommended are: potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchinis, cukes, apples, and carrots.

The box contains a small brush for cleaning. It’s great for cleaning the blades and getting into corners of the spiralizer.  I rinsed with hot, soapy water.  Be care while cleaning, the blades are sharp.  Since I don’t have room on my counter for another product, I had to store the unit back in the box.  Removing the handle made it easy to store back in the box.

Also, the unit has suction cups on the bottom.  They help keep the spiralizer stable while your turning the handle to spiralize your veggies/fruit. I have one con from this Spiralizer review, I wish there was a storage cover for the blades when not in use.

The system is easy to wash.  I simply rinsed and than hand washed in soapy water.  Last, I recommend Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer. Head over and make a purchase today.  You may also like Brieftons Chopper.

Brieftons Chopper Review

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This is my second chopper.  I’ve had my first chopper for years, so it was nice to review this Brieftons chopper. It was much larger than I expected.  A feature that I love.  I make home tomato sauce from my summer garden, so a twin cup chopper is perfect.  It also comes in handy when making homemade cookies during the holiday.  There’s a lot of chopping going on during those times for chocolate chip walnut cookies.  Using both cups make the needed ingredients a breeze to make.

My first chopper is electric, but this chopper is manual.  The white lever shown below is used to chop the ingredients. It was very easy to pull, and chopped the nuts to the desired consistency in no time.

 

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Another great feature is that this chopper also grates and slices.  When using the chopper, it has two cups. Both contain blades, which doubles the amount of food that you can chop.  I love this idea for recipes that call for multiple chopped ingredients like onion and celery.  Making homemade salsa can be a chore.  My recipe requires chopped peppers, onions, and garlic.  This twin chopper is going to be a welcome asset in my kitchen during canning season.

If you need a Mandoline slicer look no further.  They are great for potato dishes, slicing onion and cucumbers, or orange and lemon slices.  It also grates fresh cheese.

While using the chopper, it remained in position. It’s a quality item that should last for quite a while.  The only safety concern that I have is the chopper blades.  Somehow I cut my finger while lifting one of the blades to wash them.  I have no idea how.  Thankfully, it was minor.

The system is easy to wash.  I simply hand washed in soapy water.  Last, I recommend the Brieftons QuickPull Food Chopper.  Head over and make a purchase today.

 

Sonic Triple Bristle Toothbrush Review

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This is my second Sonic toothbrush.  I’ve had it for several years, so I decided to purchase another.  This particular brush has a triple head, which I have never seen before.  Furthermore, it has a 30 day guarantee.  The manufacturer guarantees that you will see a vast improvement in your dental health.  Your teeth will be whiter and your gums healthier.  If not, you can return the product for a full refund.  This includes shipping.  Now that’s an incentive to try this toothbrush.

The toothbrush comes with a charger.  It take approximately 24 hours to full charge the toothbrush, so be patient.  Keep the toothbrush in the base when not in use.

Now for the toothbrush.  I switched from a manual to an electric brush years ago, and I’ve never looked back.  I personally think that you get a better cleaning and healthier gums with an electric brush.  My cleanings are a breeze now. The Sonic Triple Bristle brush comes with 3 brushing modes:

High – Recommended after 2 weeks of use on the low setting.

Low – Recommended the first 2 weeks of use.

Massage – Recommended for those who like a pulsating massage, which is my favorite setting.

 

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You may have bleeding gums if you don’t use an electric toothbrush regularly.  Visit your dentist if you are still having problems after 2 weeks.

Using this brush takes some getting use to since it has 3 heads.  You must place your toothpaste between the 3 heads. The brush is easy to move along your gums.  Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes or more.

Furthermore, the Sonic Triple Bristle toothbrush is perfect for those with dental implants and other dental work.  It is being promoted for its ability to remove plague and bacteria from the gum line without scratching or damaging the teeth.

The brush is easy to clean with a damp cloth.  I unplug mine before cleaning.  I love my original Sonic and I held on to it.  However, I think my new brush will be the replacement once I use up all of my  cleaning heads.

Last, I recommend the Triple Bristle Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush  for a better at home cleaning.

 

Recommended Children’s Books: Terry the Treetop and the Little Bear

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A little boy named Terry and his spring adventure.  He is excited about the arrival of spring.  Terry loves to climb trees.  So, he climbed the tree to his treehouse to look for signs of his favorite season.  While there he spotted Cuckoo birds on branches, and spring flowers emerging.  Most importantly, the violet crocus flowers in their garden were definitely a sign of spring.  He jumped up and down and up and down.

While he was admiring the flowers and birds, he spots a bear club.  The club was searching for food, exploring his surroundings, and learning survival skills. Terry knew that cubs were born in the winter and came out of hibernation in the spring.  He wanted to be friends and play with the new cub.

He named his new friend Barry.  The bear headed to Terry’s swing to play, but it didn’t last long.  Mother bear came looking for Barry, and grunted for him to go back into the woods. Terry was sad because he didn’t get an opportunity to play with Barry, but he knew that Barry had to listen to his mother.

Next, Terry heard a strange sound.  He thought it was the mother bear yelling for help.  However, it was Barry.  He had fallen into a big hole, and was unable to get out.  Barry tried and tried to get out, but he just couldn’t climb to the top.   Terry remember his ladder that his friends used to climb up to his treehouse.  He placed in the hole for his new friend Barry to use.  Barry climbed out and became good friends with Terry.

In conclusion, I recommend  Terry Treetop and the Little Bear. It’s fun and the illustrations are engaging.  This would be a great bedtime story or when you just want to snuggle up and spend family time.

You may also like Even Monsters.

Bright Picnic Set for 2 Review

Bright Outdoors Picnic Set Review

 

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First, let me say that I love, love, love this Bright Outdoors Picnic Set.  Two side zippers enclose the canvass case. It’s a nice olive green color. When I opened the case, I was quite impressed.  I immediately thought, picnic at one of my favorite out of the way spots.  I’ve been wanting to put together a picnic basket, grab a good book, a bottle of wine and just have an old fashioned picnic.

 

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This picnic set includes two plates, which are sturdy.  I wouldn’t be afraid of them breaking if I had a full plate.  Additionally, there’s a nice cheese board.  So, pick up some brie or another favorite cheese and you can slice it right on the board.  Utensils are included in the set.  So there’s no need to search for a knife.

Next, the napkins. They are included too.  They are simple and made of a plaid material.  Perfect for wiping the mouth or hands.  The cheese board is noteworthy.  Did I mention, that the board could be used to cut French Bread or veggies too.

 

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Next, the set includes 2 knives, spoons, forks and a knife that is perfect for slicing cheese, meats or veggies. The utensil handles are made of a nice wood.  Moreover, if you clean the plates and utensils and place them back into the case, they should last for quite some time. Did I mention that the case will fit perfectly into a picnic basket or bag.

In addition to being used on a picnic, the set can be used for road trips.  The plates are perfect for holding the kid’s snacks.  Furthermore, mom or dad can use them for a quick bite between afterschool drop offs at the kids activities.  There’s a wine bottle opener, which also serves as a bottle opener.

I recommend this Bright Outdoors Picnic Set .  I actually couldn’t find any cons to write about.  Check it out for yourself.  Most importantly, it would make a great gift for you or a family member or friend.  Last, you may also like the Ultimate Kitchens Water Infuser.

Ultimate Kitchens Water Infuser Pitcher Review

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I received the Ultimate Kitchens Water Infuser Picture at a discount in exchange for an honest review.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Any purchases made may generate compensation.  Mother 2 Mother Blog use the funds to sustain the expense of blogging.

Let me start by saying I love this review.   I purchased an infuser for my daughter this summer.  Receiving an infuser for myself was exciting.  The Ultimate Kitchens Water Infuser is a lot nicer than the one that I previously purchased.  This infuser holds 3.2 quarts of water or whatever beverage you decide to use.  Tea, Lemonade or other drinks are just as acceptable as water.  As a result, the possibilities are endless.

After I removed the infuser from the box, I hand washed it before using it.  It is dishwasher safe on the top shelf; however, I think I will continue to hand wash mine. I love the red top and handle on the pitcher too.  It’s great to serve guests at holiday gatherings, dinner or birthday parties or just relaxing at home.  I love that the pitcher is clear.  The pitcher is easy to assemble or disassemble.  When disassembled the infuser becomes three pieces.  The pitcher, cylinder and the top.  Place your ingredients into the cylinder and than screw it into the top.

 

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The ingredients that you decide to use, will be stars in this pitcher.  Oh what to use.  Download the recipe book, and browse the delicious recipes that are included.  There’s a nice variety that use berries, lemons, mangos, oranges, apples, basil, rosemary you name it.

I fell in love with cucumber water in Las Vegas years ago.  The water was welcoming when I entered the lobby of the hotel.  It was 100+ degrees that day.  So, the water was refreshing.  However, cucumber water was a new experience for me.  Who knew that a cucumber could change water from blah to delicious.  I decided to use cucumbers and basil in the cylinder this time.  It was infused in the refrigerator for two hours, and it was delicious.

I highly recommend this ULTIMATE KITCHENS Water Infuser Pitcher.  Finally, you may also like the Eksel Grill and Oven Mat Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home It Cordless Fabric Shaver Review

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I received this product at a discount for an honest review; however, all opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  If this item is purchased, I may receive compensation. Funds will be used to sustain Mother 2 Mother Blog.

I received the Home It Shaver, and with anticipation I opened the box.  I was pleased with the packaging.  It was nice to not have to retrieve scissors or a machete to open the box or remove the shaver from the packaging.  When you have items that are nailed down so tightly that you have to spend an hour getting it out the box, you become frustrated.  That may be an exaggeration, but you get my drift.

You will need a C battery.  It does come with a power cord if you don’t keep batteries on hand and a small cleaning brush.  When you have children around, keeping batteries on hand is important. I pulled a battery out of the junk drawer and inserted it into the shaver. Let the work begin.

My favorite sofa has a tendency to pill, so I decided to remove the fuzz from my cushions.  I love using the shaver without the cord. It makes cleaning so much easier.

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I purchased a shaver previously, and I like this one much better. The large tray catches more lint and fuzz, which is great.  It allowed me to complete the job without stopping to empty the tray.  Also, I love the longer handle on this shaver.  As a result, moving the shaver back and forth is much easier.  It’s important to be able to get a good grip. The shaver does an excellent job removing the fuzz.  The fabric looks as good as new.

 

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Finally, I highly recommend this item. It’s a quality product at a good price, and it does an excellent job.  I glad that I was able to give a positive  review for the  Home-it fabric shaver .  Head over and purchase yours today.

The Cutie Bibs Review

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I opened the box containing bibs and giggled. They are so cute.  The material is silicon rather than cotton or terry cloth.  That’s a bonus to me.  Cute little bibs end up dirty looking because of food and milk stains usually ended up in the trash can in my house.  I simply refused to use them on my children. That will not be a problem with The Cutie Bibs.  Withstanding food, dripping milk, and juice is what was in mind when these bibs were made.  There are three buttons on the strap that goes around the neck. It’s great for making adjustments when baby grows.  We know how quickly that happens.

They’re flexible and the colors are fun.  I love the yellow one with the giraffe. The elephant is adorable too, but the spots on the giraffe’s bib just sets it apart.  Children love colorful and fun items, so do moms.

The bibs are perfect for on the go trips.  Just wipe them clean with a cloth or wipes that most moms carry in their bag.  Place them on the first rack of the dishwasher or in the sink with hot soapy water when you’re home.  Personally, I recommend the hot soapy water.

Lets talk about the placemats.  Heaven sent.  They are perfect for setting the baby’s bottle, dish of baby food and spoon nearby.  They can be used well into the toddler years, which makes the purchase a great deal.  I highly recommend this product.  It will make a great baby shower gift or a practical purchase for moms who wish to eliminate terry cloth or cotton bibs.

 

Ticoze Patio Lights G40 Globe Patio/Party Light Review #patiolights

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I’ve been looking for outdoor lighting for some time.  I was given an opportunity to review the Escolite Patio Lights G40 Globe Party for an honest review, I accepted the opportunity.  I’m like a kid at Christmas when I’m expecting a box.  It finally box arrived, and I couldn’t wait to tear it apart.  I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the globes on the lights.  It could just the lighting, but the lights give a soft white glow versus the yellow shown in the picture above.  The picture below is taken in my breakfast area. The lights are still in the box, but it gives an excellent display against the black background. I think this gives a true picture of how they will look outdoors at night.

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I couldn’t wait to hang the lights on my deck railing so I could get an idea of what they would look like when I was entertaining.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough clips that I had planned to use to hold the lights onto the railing.  However, we were able to stretch the strand along the railing.  Each strand of light is about 25 feet long.  The strand wasn’t long enough to hang along the entire length and width of my deck, so I will have to purchase another set.

The lights do offer a different look and feel from the lights that are normally used during the Christmas holidays.  The bulbs are 5 watts each.  There’s a total of 25 lights per strand, so you will have a total of 125-watts.   You can connect up to 3 strands of lights.  They don’t generate much heat, but they do change the mood of the area. They create an ambiance that brings you into the environment and you want to stay.  I can see myself sipping a glass of wine with friends on the deck while enjoying the glow of the lights.

I would also use the lights for Christmas parties, around trees, for wedding, on the mantel and more. They will change the mood in any room or outdoor space, and you will want to enjoy the glow for hours. I highly recommend these lights.  I will be purchasing two more strands for an upcoming party.  Head over and check out these Ticoze patio/party lights, and be sure to pick up a strand or two.