Friday, March 27, 2015

DIY Event Flowers to Save Money

Are you looking to save money on your wedding? Is your goal to have an eco-friendly wedding? Do you have a creative side that you want to utilize to plan and design your wedding? Bloominous can be a great option for you! Bloominous is a provides easy, DIY floral arrangement kits for weddings and events. Bloominous DIY flowers save you money and come with step-by-step arrangement instructions.

Bloominous currently offers 5 collections and are in the process of adding more. The collections are beautiful and are easy to put together with the step-by-step instructions that come with every order. I really like that the expert designed collections are fitting for just about any type of event or wedding theme.

The flowers are real, come straight from the farm, and are cut-to-order. Flowers are dethorned and pre-portioned. The flowers are shipped by air to ensure freshness. Once you receive the flowers, you follow the pictorial instructions to create each piece in under 15 minutes.

There are three advantages to using Bloominous:
  1. Cost Savings - brides can save from 30-50% off their original floral budget.
  2. Easy DIY Flowers - flowers are cut-to-order, pre-prepped, dethorned, and trimmed. Instructions assist in quick arrangements.
  3. High Quality, Professional Design - all collections contain specialty flowers. 

Take the guesswork out of DIY and save time and money with Bloominous. The step-by-step instructions are easy for any experience level. The high quality, professionally designed collections will impress your guests! Bloominous also offers trial kits that would be perfect for a small gathering.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received small compensation to provide you with this content. Regardless, I recommend products and services that I would personally use and believe would be good for my readers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dot & Dot Silicone Travel Bottles [Review]

I love to make my own body and beauty products. However, I always have a challenge with how to store the homemade beauty products. I have been using small glass jars, but have struggled finding a container suitable for keeping in my purse. Dot & Dot 100% food-grade silicone travel bottles are plastic-free, durable, and easy to use for just about anything.

Dot & Dot Travel Bottles       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
100% food-grade silicone
Plastic top
Easy to clean

Easy to refill

Leak-proof design

Dot & Dot 1.25 oz silicone travel bottles are made from 100% food-grade silicone (with a plastic top). Not only can you store cosmetic and body products in them, but they can also be used for foods and liquids, like sauces, salad dressings, baby food, etc. They are easy to clean because the top unscrews to reveal a large opening. The top itself has a silicone, drip-free dispenser built in. The contents release when the body of the bottle is squeezed, forcing the contents out. That means that even if the top is flipped out, the contents (liquids for example) will not flow out unless you squeeze the bottle. I love this feature! The lid has 3 leak proof walls to ensure that the contents will not spill out in your purse or travel bag.

I really like the design of Dot & Dot silicone travel bottles. I love that the top unscrews to easy fill the bottle and I love the drip-free dispenser. The bottle also has a silicone suction cup that attached to a shower or glass wall. The silicone body really makes the design user-friendly.

The lid has a white collar that indicates the contents of the bottle. The collar pops right off to reveal a number of selections.

Usage: I filled the first bottle with a store-bought natural hand sanitizer. The wide opening of the travel bottle made it really easy to pour the goopy hand sanitizer without worrying that it would spill all over the bottle. After I screwed the lid back on, I popped open the top part and turned the bottle over. Nothing poured out! These bottles are truly drip-free. I gave the body of the bottle a slight squeeze and the hand sanitizer started to come out.


Results: I like that I can control the amount that comes out. The hand sanitizer does have a strong smell to it from the oils that are used and the smell permeates through the silicone bottle. I would not consider this is a disadvantage, just an FYI. This bottle has stayed in my purse for the last couple of weeks without any spills. I feel confident that the bottle will not leak.

The bottles were easy to clean. You can soak them in soapy water or wash in top rack of dishwasher. Since I avoid washing anything plastic (including silicone) in the dishwasher, I hand washed with soap and my fingers.

I plan on filling the remaining bottles with homemade toothpaste, an all natural body wash for travel and Argan Oil that I use to moisturize my face. I would highly recommend Dot & Dot 100% food-grade silicone bottles and plan on purchasing the bottles in bigger sizes.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LED Headlamp For Handsfree Lighting [Review]

One of my goals for 2015 is to build emergency preparedness supplies and a short term food storage. Although we live in the part of the country that does not experience too many natural disaster, we never know what will happen. Weather patterns change. Electricity can go out at any point in time. Or maybe we just need to have some basic tools on hand. Flashlights are great for providing portable hand-held electric light, but sometimes you need hands-free lighting. Aennon multi-function LED headlamp is perfect for everyday practical purposes and also provides safety and security hands-free!

Multi-Function LED Headlamp       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
4 light modes, including red LED light

Portable and lightweight

Headlamp body tilts

Aennon multi-function LED headlamp is a necessary tool for any tool kit and emergency kit. At such as affordable price ($17.95), the ability to use it for so many different purposes is well worth the investment. The headlamp can be used indoors and outdoors. It has a strap that wraps around the head and one that goes over the top of the head for a secure fit; no bobbing around. The headband is easy to adjust. The headlamp has one button on it to control the 4 light modes (2 LED, 4 LED, 8 LED, 2 Red LED) and tilts 90 degrees to adjust where the light shines.

I love that the headlamp has so many different uses, from using while doing house maintenance and projects, to running/walking outside in the dark, to emergency. I also really like the ability to turn on how many lights you really need. If I want to check on my sleeping toddler, I can use 2 LEDs or the Red LED.

Usage: I used the head lamp while cleaning out a deep, dark laundry room closet. Since the shelves are very deep, I needed more light to see what boxes and items were in the back. I adjusted the headlamp to fit my head and went about my cleaning. I used the full 8 LED lights and found the brightness to be plenty for what I needed to see.

Results: The headlamp fit snug around my head. I like that the lamp itself is mostly in the front so that I avoid hitting it on the shelf as I reach toward the back of the shelf. I had no issues with the head lamp bobbing around. Less LEDs would have completely sufficed for seeing in the back of the dark closet.

The hands-free head lamp can also be used during exercise, like running or biking in the dark. While I could see myself using the head lamp if I took a bike ride in the dark, I probably would not use it while running. The fit of the straps can be tightened, but I fear that the lamp would start to shift during the repetitive up and down motion. I did find that while walking around the house, the head lamp stayed on without budgeting.

Aennon hands-free LED headlamp is a great addition to your toolbox or emergency kit. It's lightweight and compact. I would recommend this product.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rumiano Organic Cheese [Giveaway]

Rumiano Family Organic Cheeses are an affordable and healthy way to feed dairy to your family. This family owned company is focused on organic, grass-fed, non-GMO cheeses. The taste is delicious! Enter below for a chance to win!

Rumiano Cheese Collage

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Rumiano Family Organic Cheese can be found at select Whole Food Markets and natural food stores nationwide. Visit our store locator to find a store near you:

A Little Bit About Rumiano Family Organic Cheese
Rumiano Cheese Company is the oldest family-owned cheese company in California dating back four generations. Rumiano Cheese Company is committed to the organic, grass-fed and Non-GMO movement and continuing to produce the highest quality cheese inspired by their founding fathers' recipes and cheese making techniques. In 2011, Rumiano launched their Rumiano Family Organic line, which is the first cheese in the US market to receive Non-GMO Project Verification.

Giveaway Dates ~ 3/24 12PM EST until 4/14 12PM EST

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This giveaway will end at 12:00 PM (EST) on 4/14/15!

Garden Big Bag Bed [Giveaway]

Enter below for a chance to win a fabric raised bed, a Big Bag Bed, to help kick off gardening efforts for 2015! Though I missed the opportunity for winter sewing indoors, I am making up for it by starting early on the garden plans! And this year, my 2 year old son will be helping me in the garden. Last year, he enjoyed picking tomatoes and peppers. Now, it's time to teach him how fruits and vegetables grow. If you don't have the space for a huge garden, the Big Bag Bed could be a great option for you. 

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