Monday, October 23, 2017

TruGrow Liquid Aeration Review

TruGrow sent me a 16oz bottle of Liquid Aeration Soil Conditioner. The 16 oz bottle treats up
to 1/4 acre.

We have horrible soil. Honestly it SUCKS. Look at this hot mess at the end of summer. It is very hard clay and it doesn't grow grass well. I water it so much during the summer, that it should be lush and green. NOPE. Its full of weeds and moss. We keep putting grass seed, fertilizer, and many other things on it and cannot keep it green. This is after a summer of constant watering and not ever having to mow the lawn. We also have had our yard aerated to try and get the grass to grow in both our front and back yard and still NOTHING. We had a French drain put in which dug up the entire back yard and after 2 summers, we still couldn't grow grass! You can see the brown lines from the French drain line. After a summer of watering, fertilizing, aerating.....this is what it looks liked. 


You guys, this is ONE WEEK later! I watered the lawn like I normally do after ONE application of TruGrow. This is One week! 

From what I am reading professional groundskeepers don't aerate--they use the truGrow technology.
TruGrow isn't fertilizer. Water and fertilizers can’t help your lawn if they can’t be absorbed into hardened soil. We have found this to be so true. No amount of help we tried to give our lawn did anything but waste our money. 

TruGrow dissolves hardened minerals and loosens clay so your plant roots can absorb water, oxygen, and nutrients and grow deep and thick. This is what weve been missing for 4 years at this house! Our grass NEVER looks like this in summer, let alone at the end of the season. 

After delving into TruGrow and their product line, this is what ive found.
-Dissolves and releases hardened mineral
-Loosens clay
-Prevents snow mold
-Each 16 fl.oz. bottle treats up to 11,000 sq.
-Attach the ready-to-use sprayer to your hose and spray on your lawn & garden.
-Apply monthly during your growing season
-Certified safe for your plants, pets, and people
-100% natural, biodegradable solution
-no messy mechanical aeration
-boosts effectiveness of fertilizers--up to 70% of fertilizers are normally wasted
-use up to 40% less water
-its kid and Pet safe

I'm REALLY looking forward to using this again in spring, and showing you what once a month application can do. If our lawn can look like this after one application, I cannot wait to see mid summer! Hopefully TruGrow will allow us to do a longer product study for you. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

KidzGear volume limited Headphones review

Kidz Gear sent me their headset headphones for kids in PINK. We have a single digit kid going on pre-teen. These were the perfect solution when we need her to turn her music off for the night. Some nights she just needs her music to wind down after a particularly rough day. 

They also come in Blue, purple, grey, orange, green, and limited edition white.  I linked all of them to amazon. They are all $15.99, which is a great deal for kids headsets. 

My favorite thing about Kidz Gear headphones is that they are volume limited with KidzControl.
It limits audio volume to approximately 80% (~ 20dB lower) of original maximum volume. This is great so they don't damage their hearing!

My daughter loves the boom mic for when she's goofing off in her room. She isn't into gaming, but this would be great for that. It swivels in all directions so kids can wear the mic on either side or up out of their way. 

We recently took these on the plane with us and they worked fantastic! She used them with the Ipad and ipod as well as our iPhone 6s. There are no problems and she didn't have to use an adaptor or splitter. 

Over all a really well made product that holds up to kids.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Viviva water Color sheets review

Viviva sent me a book of their colorsheets.

I am new to watercoloring, but I thought this would be a fun project to take on and see what I could create. I wont bore you with my newly created "masterpieces", but suffice it to say they are a great start.

I do not have good lighting at the moment so I will be using a combination of Viviva pictures and my own to show you the beauty of this product.

Each book opens to reveal 4 "pages" with 4 colors.

The first page has Crimson, Deep Pink, Vermillion, and Flesh.

The second, Chrome Yellow, Gold Ochre, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.

The third; Light Green, Sap Green, Veridian, and Peacock Blue.

The fourth; Persian blue, Violet, Magenta and Slate Black.  Each page has a layer of thick parchment paper to prevent the colors from bleeding and the four colors on that page.

In the back of the book there is a mixing palate made of paper that is super convenient.

Whats amazing about this product is that you don't have to carry a ton of products. You just need this little book, a brush, and paper. You can get water anywhere!

It is extremely compact and the colors are extremely concentrated. You can use them and leave them light and opaque, or you can build them up and make them extremely deep and rich.

They blend extremely well, and are super saturated in the booklet. The brush picks up so much color in just one or two small swipes of the color swatch.

Overall, this is a really great product. Ive been researching others creations with this and comparing with standard watercolors. I cannot tell the difference between the two when they are on paper. This is a truly gorgeous and functional product.

Check out their page indiegogo page and pre-order! Their campaign was fully funded and products should be out at the end of the year!

Chubbies shorts review

My pictures do not do these justice, so I'm using stock photos until I can get better photos. 

Chubbies sends out hysterical emails to get your attention. I have noticed quite a few little things on their site from little dancing characters, to free items in the cart. They really go out to their way to make your shopping experience fun.
The quality of chubbies shirts are great. They are soft, wash well, and don’t appear to shrink much. We went with a basic blue tee shirt so he could throw a button down over the top. He also uses this as an undershirt for his business casual wear.

These are the “all days” and are $49.50. These hold up VERY well. Mr CrazyLife says they are a bit shorter than hes used to, but loves the fit and style other than that. They wash well and seem to hold up. These are 100% cotton, elastic waist, and 5.5 inch inseam. The belt loops fit most regular belts, one back pocket for a wallet with a button down flap. The all days faired VERY well in Hawaii. Funny thing is inside the fly says “BOOMSHAKALA”.     

The next items we would love to try are the men shorts flexomatics, the weekend shirt, and for women the Santa ana tank. They also have a coming soon section, and warehouse finds. 

If you are looking for different clothes, this is your place to go. I hope we get to do another review one day.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kiss Freely allergen free facepaint and giveaway

Kiss Freely sent me their Natural Face paint, body butter, and orange lip balm.

 First of all I LOVE that this facepaint is non toxic and free of many allergens. It is all Natural & Unprocessed. Kiss Freely does a great job in protecting your kids from nasty chemicals.

  • Free of all of the most common food allergens
  • Gluten Free
  • Peanut & Nut Free
  • Vegan

  • Here is the swatch test of all the colors. They are very pigmented and have gorgeous creamy texture. They are so easy that my 9 year old was able to draw on her arm with no problem. 

    Seriously, look at those colors! The yellow and white had a bit of metallic to them. After the paint dried, they did not smudge. We took a baby wipe to our hands/arms and every color except the red/brown came off easily. After a quick bath the red/bronze had come off.

    Look at those statistics!
    10 of 10 tested facepaints contained LEAD from .54 to .65 ppm!
    6 of 10 contained nickel, cobalt and/or Chromium at levels EXCEEDING industry standards!
    All Kiss Freely products are free from the top 8 most common allergens, and then some.

    Now for Kiss Freely body butter. After we used the cream face paint and took it off, we noticed no issues with our skin. We then applied the body butter to our arms.

     What I love about this body butter, is the ingredients are simple, REAL ingredients. No chemicals or common allergens are found in their products.

    Kiss Freely also has an orange lip balm. TASTY! Little crazy Life knows I will not buy her the store lipbalms because of all the chemicals and junk in it. Plus it will be lost in a matter of an hour just to end up in the wash, or dryer. NOT FUN. 

    Just as their other products, their lipbalm ingredients use natural, chemical free ingredients. This is even more important as you will ingest a bit of this product being on your lips.

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    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    The Grate Spatula by Max Space Review

     Max Space sent me their grilling spatula. I love my grill almost more than coffee. Your tools and accessories can truly make or break the look of your food as well. Who wants broken burgers or sheared food?The Grate SpatulaTM is made from thick 430 polished stainless steel and durable enough to withstand day-in and day-out use.

     Max spatula actually slides below grill's surface to pick up your food from the grill instead of sliding between the grill and your food. This has changed the way I grill, seriously. I am not fighting the food to get under it and tearing the food or having it slip between the grates because its stuck. 

    If you Turn the max spatula over, you can scrape your grill clean!!! There are three spoons in its head for scooping up sauces!!! The spatula head measures 4" x 3", so its a really good size. The spatula in whole measures 3.2 x 0.1 x 16 inches and weighs about 8 ounces. It is a very solid spatula with a great weight to it. Its balanced really well so using it is super easy.

     The handle is really long so you can keep from scorching yourself. BONUS!

    There is also a Life Time Guarantee with a bottle opener in its handle so you can enjoy that BBQ even more. 

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Grush Gaming Toothbrush review

    First off, what I really love about the toothbrush is that its a bit smaller bristle area so kids can get the brush to their back teeth better. The bristles are soft which is much better for kids that struggle with brushing or have sensory issues.

    Grush is a smart sonic toothbrush paired with games, so they can have fun while brushing their teeth. The toothbrush uses hi-tech intelligent toothbrush does great at tracking which teeth has been brushed. The mobile app has interactive mobile games guide brushing in real-time.

    Grush also has Advanced tracking and scoring system allows parental monitoring and rewards and is endorsed by top pediatric dentists and award winning.

    Grush smart sonic toothbrush makes brushing fun for kids. My daughter has loved using this toothbrush and likes the games. It gives her a great visual of which teeth she is supposed to be brushing and which she keeps missing.  

    Brush and Play - Multiple fun and interactive games for different age groups. The app could use some upgrades but overall its very good.

    Grush has Detailed Brushing Data. You can track brushing results for every tooth!!