Been Looking For A No-Stick Pan

Finally got one! This big Saute and Fry Pan from WaxonWare is really wonderful.

Big pan from WaxonWare.It holds 4.5 quarts of whatever you want to cook. I have not used it to full capacity yet. I’m planning to use it for making chicken dumplings soon. I don’t need to cook enough for a horde so it should be more than big enough.

Frying potatoes in the WaxonWare pan.


I have used this pan for frying potatoes twice. And made Stroganoff in it once.

Making Stroganoff in the WaxonWare pan.

I have also made our breakfast gravy in it.

Nothing has stuck to this pan so far. Not even the least little bit.

I’m gonna use it for frying pork chops next time I do that. I expect it to work wonderfully well.

The bottom of the pan is really nice. Supposed to distribute heat evenly and it seems to do a good job of that.

Bottom of WaxonWare pan.You can use this pan on any cooking surface including induction stoves. It can be washed in the dishwasher but they recommend you wash it by hand to make it last longer.

It washes really easy. You can pretty much just wipe it out if you are gonna use again immediately. I did that once. No scrubbing needed at all. So far anyway.

The glass lid has a silicone rim and an opening so you can pour liquid out. I love the lid!

It is PTFE, PFOA, and APEO Free.

It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 3 year limited warranty.

This has become my go-to pan for anything that might stick. I really needed a good no stick pan. I love this one!

If you need a good pan, try one of these. They do have different sizes and types as well if you don’t want one this big. Check out their website.

They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I received a free product to review.



Do You Love Spring Flowers?

I love spring flowers. I wish they would last longer.

I found a beautiful statement necklace that is crafted to look like spring flowers. So you can have your flowers all year, and even wear them.

So even in the winter you can look like spring. Add some perfume and you will smell like spring too.

The necklace is from IDGirl Jewelry and comes in a very pretty box, so it is all ready for gift giving. It would make a wonderful gift for Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, or just any old day at all.

Spring Flower Necklace from IDGirl Jewelry.It sparkles in the sunshine. It has a lot of different colors in it so it will match pretty much anything you wear.

Me wearing the Spring Flowers Necklace from IDGirl Jewelry.

It looked really nice on me. It is a bit heavy, so that will take some getting used to if you don’t normally wear heavy jewelry.

It has a bit of extra chain on the hook so you can make it a bit looser if you want.

IDGirl Jewelry is hypoallergenic. They say it is lead free and nickel free, so it won’t turn your neck green.

I gave it to my mom for Mother’s Day. She really liked it. She said that someone took a lot time to do all the detailing on it. I agree.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

ActionFly Newtons Cradle Balance Balls Are Fun

ActionFly Newtons Cradle.The ActionFly Newtons Cradle Balance Balls are really fun to watch. The only problem with them is that if you are not careful, you will sit and play with them half the day without realizing it.

The balls show how a pendulum works, as well as demonstrating the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy.

Homeschools could use one for teaching about motion or how pendulums work. Probably several other things that I don’t remember anymore. School was a long time ago for me.

This Newtons Cradle looks really nice too, it has a zig-zag design for a more contemporary look. It is really shiny too.

It is a great conversation piece. I have it on my table and everyone who has come in the house so far has asked about it, and played with it for a few minutes.

It would make a great gift for homeschools, or teachers, or just your average geek.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Making Iced Cappuccino At Home Saves Money

Making your own Iced Cappuccino at home can save you a lot of money. If you go to a coffee shop you are talking close to 5 bucks a pop, or more. That adds up to a whole lot of money. If you only get one a week that is still a minimum $20 a month.  Over a year that adds up a really nice pair of boots ($240).A box of Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix.

On the other hand, if you get some Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix and make your own drinks, you will only be spending about $1.25, which adds up to $5 a month, or $60 a year. Huge difference.

They sent me a box of each flavor to try. I’m not sure which one I like best because they are all good. I’m sort of leaning toward the Original, but the French Vanilla is really good, and I even liked the Caramel. My husband liked the Caramel the best.

Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Pouches.

These are really easy to make too. Just put a cup of ice in your blender, add a fourth of a cup of milk, and the pouch of cappuccino mix, and blend.

They are GOOD! I could get addicted easily. If I do at least it will be cheaper than a coffee shop.

You can order them online at,, the Blender Boyz website, and several other locations.

The pouches of drink mix do not have to be refrigerated, and you can buy them in sets of 24 boxes of the same flavor, or combo packs that include all three flavors.

If you own a restaurant, diner, or café, you can buy in bulk for wholesale prices. Blender Boyz make it so easy to make drinks that any employee can do it.

Please follow Blender Boyz on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


I received a free product to review.

Multiple Flashlights For Emergencies

BYBlight Aluminum LED FlashlightsThese little aluminum LED Flashlights are great to have around the house in case of emergency. I keep a small flashlight in the car, and one in my purse too, because you just never know when or where it might be needed.

These mini flashlights come in sets of 4 and each is a different color. I like the silver one especially. All are pretty.

They use three triple A batteries (not included) and are very easy to use. Just push the button on the end to turn it on or off.

These flashlights don’t weigh much. You can carry them on a hike without getting tired. There is a carry strap on the end too.

They are bright without being blinding. The light is bright enough to see how to change a tire if you need to do that in the middle of the night.

They last a long time too since they use LED bulbs.

All the BYBlights have an 18 month warranty and a 90 day money back guarantee.

I received a free or discounted product to review.


Small LED Flashlights Good For Emergencies

BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight TorchSmall  LED Flashlights will fit just about anywhere without taking up a lot of room, and they are not heavy. I like to have one in my purse, cause you never know when you might get stuck out somewhere in the dark.

If you have a flat tire while driving out in the boonies at night you really want a good light.

The BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight has three modes, bright, brighter, and strobe. You can also zoom the light out so it covers more area, or tighten it up to show a small area.

I have been using the dim light zoomed out, when I go to check on my chickens in the evening. The chickens will be roosting and a regular flashlight gets them all upset, they fuss at me something awful. I’m glad they don’t speak English because I’m pretty sure all that cackling would translate into a really good cussing out.

The dim diffused setting on this flashlight doesn’t bother them though. It is still bright enough that I can see if all the chickens are there, and no bad critters have snuck in.

These come in a set of 4 so we have them in several rooms of the house. One in the bedroom, one by the computers, and one in the kitchen. Next time the lights go out I won’t have to hunt for a flashlight.

Set of BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight Torchs.My husband took off with one of them. He has it in his truck.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Casual T-Shirts With Sleeves

It isn’t easy to find any kind of casual shirt with medium sleeves these days. Most of the ones I see in stores have very short sleeves.

I’m too old and out of shape for those these days. I want longer sleeves to cover the flabby parts of my arms. Sleeves that come down at least halfway to my elbow are a must.

Cotton t-shirt with pocket and sleeves.

I saw this striped t-shirt and thought it looked nice. It is hard to tell about shirts online though. Just cause they look nice on those skinny models, doesn’t mean they will look good on me.

Or any plus size woman for that matter. This one is supposed to be made for plus sizes, but the model doesn’t look all that big to me.

In any case I decided to try it, and I went for the same color as the model in the picture.

Picture of the t-shirt on me.It doesn’t quite fit me the same does it? Of course I’m shorter, which means the shirt comes down farther. I can’t decide if that is good or bad.

The shirt is very comfortable. It is soft and not binding. The material is thin and should be great for hot days of summer. I love the sleeves. It would be nice to have a couple in solid colors.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Want To Make Attractive Cheese Trays?

If you want to make attractive cheese trays, you will need a good cheese slicer. Preferably one that has a bit of a design to the cut.

Picture of the cheese and truffle slicer from #Chefsperience.This Cheese Slicer/Truffle Shaver from #Chefsperience is great for slicing cheese pretty.

It is adjustable so you can make the slices really thin or thick.  It takes a bit of practice to actually get the cheese to look nice.

Picture of the cheese and truffle slicer being used to slice cheese.The cheese does have a nice ridge design on it.

I have only used the slicer for cheese, so far.

If this had been in my kitchen a few weeks ago, it would have come in handy for shaving a huge chocolate rabbit, that my husband bought me. That thing was solid chocolate, and I had a hard time cutting pieces small enough to eat.

This is a very well made product. It feels nice and sturdy, and looks really pretty. It is easy to clean too.

You can of course use it to slice anything you want to. It is sharp enough it should slice just about any vegetable, though I have not yet tried that.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil Review

Picture of a bottle of Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil.Essential Oils are wonderful. Lavender Essential Oil is my favorite. The scent is relaxing, and the oil is used in massage and aromatherapy.

You can put some on your dryer balls, or on a rag, to make your laundry smell wonderful. It is especially nice to use when drying your sheets and pillow cases, because Lavender can help you relax and fall asleep easier.

Putting a drop on a cotton ball and stuffing that in your pillow case can help the scent last longer too.

You can use this oil in your bath too. It is supposed to help with skin problems such as eczema and acne, as well as aching muscles.

The oil can be used in diffusers or oil burners for aroma therapy. It is great in foot soaks too.

This Bulgarian Essential Oil from First Botany Cosmeceuticals is a large 4 oz bottle and it comes with a glass dropper. That makes it really easy to use.

I like the scent of this oil, it smells pretty much like the other Lavender Oil I have used, but I don’t have a clue how to tell if it is as natural and pure as the label says it is. I have used it on my dryer balls and the laundry does smell nice afterward.

I really like the dropper that came with it, and I’m gonna keep that even after this oil is gone.

I received a free product to review.

A Better Expandable Garden Hose

Expandable Garden Hose from RY Gardener.

This Expandable Garden Hose from RY Gardener is much thicker than the others I have seen. The cover feels like it is stronger as well.

It has 4 layers. The outer cover feels like a heavy fabric. I haven’t actually seen the other layers but this diagram shows that there is a PVC layer on top of the third layer, and that the inner layer is double latex.

Diagram of the Expandable Garden Hose from RY Gardener.That should help keep the hose from busting so quick. They also reinforced the connecting areas so maybe that will hold together a lot longer.

The instructions said that if it freezes that could damage the inner layer so I haven’t been able to use the hose a lot yet. It is still freezing here at night, and haven’t had a lot of use for a hose yet.

I did use it to clean out all my chicken waterers and fill them up. My husband used it to clean off his lawn mower after he mulched the leaves that were left out back.

Diagram of the Expandable Garden Hose from RY Gardener when you first start filling it up.

Using the hose in the chicken yard did expose a problem with our pump though. The water pressure out there isn’t what it should be. It took a few minutes to fill the hose. My husband says it is the pump and that he will fix it.

Diagram of the Expandable Garden Hose from RY Gardener stretched across the chicken yard.In any case the hose easily reached the other side of the chicken yard, and could have gone farther. This particular hose is 50′ long. They do make longer or shorter ones.

I am hoping to get a 25′ one for my garden area.

The hose comes with 5 extra washers, an 8 way spray nozzle, and a hanger for the hose. I really like the hanger. It will be nice to have a way to put the hose up off the ground after using it.

Expandable Hose and accessories.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

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