The world of Presto Photo opens up a world of printing possibilities. (Gotta love that alliteration.) When I visited the website, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they don’t just print books (of which you can customize in tons of ways – with captions, collage styles, etc) but cards, loose photos, whatever. What this meant for me was that I could create a great book for my Grandma down in Florida, and also print out a couple of my favorite photos (large, glossy) for myself to display at home.
I’d never created anything like this. Even though I’m down with technology, this is just something I’d never done! So, it was a little intimidating. What I figured out was that I did need to do two things on my own: 1.) pick my own layout, 2.) retouch each of my photos myself. I wish there had been an auto re-touch option, instead of having me going to a third party site to do all of that first. It was a lot of work. All in all, making this book probably took me three hours. Is that long for the first time?
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This product is the equivelant of Amanda Bynes. It’s a trainwreck.
The reason I like blogging reviews is because I never want anyone to have to buy something that is essentially crap. I was reminded of that this weekend when I used the “As Seen on TV” Ruggies.
Basically, they don’t really work. They don’t stick to the rug. And the suction onto the floor doesn’t work well at all.
She’s Smart Stars: 1.5 out of 5
Ruggies Reviews outcome: Pass
But if you must…purchasing info:Ruggies Reusable Rug Grippers- Set of 8 – Amazon $8.95 ... Read More
They were sitting, inconspicuously, in a box at Marshall’s. I almost left them there, but back on my second loop (yes I make a couple loops!) I decided to slip them on. Upon finding that they did fit, I decided to buy them even though they weren’t listed as wide width (which, my big feet always need.)
Imagine my surprise, a couple weeks later, to realize how much I ADORE these freaking clogs! The brand is Keen. I’d never heard of them before. But I’m so glad that I have, now.
The clogs I got at Marshall’s were $40.00. Another surprise is to see that the retail price for the (I googled to see what it is) “Keen Dawson Clog” is $110.00. Leave it to Marshall’s to give me that kind of deal, right? (I adore Marshalls with ever fiber of my soul. It lets me pretend I’m richer than I am, and have cute stuff. I’m just hoping they’ll start offering OPI nailpolishes, not just Essie and those others.)
Although these were found in the women’s shoe section, I’ve discovered that online they are listed as a men’s shoe. Well, ha! I don’t even care, because I like them so much and no one else has ever thought they looked masuline. (I wear girly ... Read More
The QiPillow has a funny name, but there’s nothing funny about how great it feels for your back.
Why I like the QiPillow (And you will, too)
Listen, most of you guys probably spend a lot of time sitting in a computer chair. And no matter what pillows you use, or the fancy chair type you bought, your lower back starts hurting. I know, because I’ve been there and still had that lower back pain. It’s a problem, because I do all my work there, but don’t want to screw up my back. Your back is meant to be in its’ natural “S” shape. So, how can you get that support and relax? Well, unlike any pillow I’ve tried before, the Qi pillow offers support by using …air. And it’s surprisingly sturdy. It never needs to be plumped, either.
When my QiPillow arrived, it was flat in a plastic bag. There’s a nozzle ... Read More
Since I don’t golf, what am am I doing falling for a golf bag? I’ll explain how it won me over.
Item: Girls Golf Puffer Tote in Pink Price: $60.00 Colors: Black or Pink
I love the color pink. But, excuse me while I say this, don’t you think this bag is somehow TOO pink? The intensity of the color and the size of this bag really kind of makes me … feel a bit silly. And the only other option is black, which is …black and boring and blah. I wish that there were more options, with a mixture of black with pink stitching, or some sort of geometric pattern…some way to mix these colors. As it stands, I feel like I’m holding the thing and screaming “I’m a GIRLY GIRL” in people’s faces. And I don’t need to scream it. There’s nothing elegant about screaming! Still, I must say that the quality of the bag is really nice…it’s soft and “ploofy” (not a real word, I know) and very comfortable and easy to wear on your shoulder. It feels very lightweight and cushioned at the same time. This material is something that your younger kids are going to love to simply touch, an ... Read More
This superior line of skin care products was developed by the wife of a plastic surgeon that wanted to recommend friends items that would work.
Item reviewed: The Doctor’s Wife brand Menthe Blanche Microfoliator and Cleanser 4 fl oz | 120ml
What IS it? “Menthe Blanche clears surface dirt, debris, environmental contaminants, cosmetics, impurities, and aged cells, recycling your skin to a new surface daily.” (Fancy face wash!)
This brand was creatred by Joanne Laverson, wife of Dr. Steve Laverson. He’s a San Diego plastic surgeon, and with his wife they discussed that skincare products were not giving women the best results they could have.
They then set about creating this line, making sure each item is: cruelty free, has an effective formulas, uses 100% natural oils and is non comedogenic as well as hypoallergenic. Basically, these items are safe and good for your skin!
Pros: Smells truly and deliciously minty. Leaves your skin fresh and clean. It’s a microdermabrasion technique that also exfoliates.
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Item reviewed: Vanitymmark Eyebrow Pencil
What IS it? Well, obviously it’s a brow pencil. Features a retractable point that never needs to be sharpened, pencil-to-powder formula, and the ability to create crisp definition while still diffusing the intensity as you choose. This line offers lots of hard-to-find shades and celebrity make-up artist Brett Freedman has recommendations for how to pick the one for you. I found them really helpful.
Brett Freedman has worked with: Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries), Brittany Snow, Sar ... Read More
Come see why I’m recommending this pan!
Item reviewed: 10″ Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan, 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free, 2nd Round.
What IS it? Don’t be so huffy, I’ll tell you! It’s a nonstick pan that also managed to be created without PTFE (a nasty thing that releases toxic chemicals at upper temperatures) PFOA (a pollutant that’s bad for the environment) and all other harmful chemicals you don’t want near your food.
Pros: It cooks everything great and blah blah blah. The most important part, as far as I’m concerned, is that it’s incredibly easy to clean this pan. There’s no need for exerting yourself with a sponge, or soaking it overnight. (And, yes, you do get to use less oil. And it’s a healthy way to cook!)
Cons: If only there were more color choices than lime green! Actually, it does. Although the care of this pan is something you have to remember. A few brown spots will develop on the bottom, but this seems pretty normal. (Another blog review said they saw some after a few months of use.)
Care: (Worth reading once!)
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“Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that’s $5!) each month! Use your points to purchase your new favorites in full size at BuluBox.com! Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the d ... Read More
Last week, I went with my Mother and her friend (both artists) to the Cleveland Museum of Art. We took time to visit the exhibition “The Last Days of Pompeii” and also have a restorative lunch at the new restaurant within the museum, Provenance. Inside this piece, I will detail our lunch experience. Try not to read on an empty stomach.
You don’t have to pay anything to get into the museum, plenty of the wings are free. And the scenery inside (and out) is always captivating. In the main atrium area, you can access escalators, the gift shop, tables, Provenance the fine restaurant, or Provenance cafe. (The latter is best for a quicker meal, and the selections there are wide.)
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