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Hello. Welcome to my cave, my home, and my personal den of thoughts. Here I will post a variety of things from the random musings of my day to product reviews. Posts, much like my thoughts, will come fairly randomly but will update regularly. So kick off your shoes and get comfy.

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Simway 400ml Wood Grain Diffuser

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Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, Simway 400ml Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with Waterless Auto Shut-off, 7 color LED lights

I have several oil diffusers around my home, they vary in size and shape but they all seem to have one thing in common, they were boring, and white. The sleek dark wood grain of this diffuser was a breath of fresh air. It is shaped like a tulip vase, giving it nice curves. And while it is still plastic, it has a look that is more refined and works better with the décor of my home. As my living room and dining room are open, any diffuser I use needs to cover a large amount of space, I have it positioned in between the two rooms and it does a fairly good job, although I have opted to have a second diffuser in the living room to ensure the scent is lemony fresh. The 400ml size quite a bit of time without the hassle of refilling. The unit has three time settings, 1 hour, 3 hours, and 6 hour and a fourth option of just being on until it runs out of water. Like its stark white cousins this diffuser also features some really nice light settings, it can cycle through 7 different LED color lights, or you can choose one color in either bright or dim to fit the mood. Overall it is a relaxing addition to my home, its sleek shape and color fit in better with the black accents in my living room, and it provides hours of oil scented goodness.

Watch the video review here:Simway Wood Grain Aroma Diffuser

Get Yours Here:Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, Simway 400ml Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with Waterless Auto Shut-off, 7 color LED lights

I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes. My opinion and experience with this product is my own.

Simway Stone Aroma Diffuser

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Essential Oil Diffuser, Simway 120ml Stone Grain Aroma Diffuser with Cool Mist and 7 Colors

This charming device brings together two things I adore, rocks and diffusers.  At 120ml it is a smaller size diffuser, which needs to be refilled every couple hours. It diffuses a ultra fine mist and works as well as the traditional shaped diffusers. The big difference in this diffuser is the shape, when the unit and the lights are off it is made to look like a rock or stone, and can go seamlessly into a natural or modern décor setting. With the lights on though it moves into a whole new territory, still great with modern décor but also an exciting addition for geeky home (like mine) or a colorful magic rock for a child’s room. It has very simple one button operation, and unfortunately no separate control for the lights but I honestly feel this style of diffuser is really for someone who is looking for something out of the ordinary. Overall this is an awesome diffuser, a cool glowing rock that can refresh your home’s scent with essential oils. I really love this little guy.

Watch the video review here:Simway Stone Diffuser

Get Yours Here:Essential Oil Diffuser, Simway 120ml Stone Grain Aroma Diffuser with Cool Mist and 7 Colors

I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes. My opinion and experience with this product is my own.

Rimable Drop-through Longboard

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Rimable Drop-through Longboard

By now if you have been reading the blog you know my daughter is a long board fan, to say she loves them is an understatement. She has been fortunate and been able to test a multitude of boards. This long board is different than all the other boards we have tested. The board is a long 41 inches, it is hard to miss its impressive size. It is similar in style to the other drop through long boards; it has a 9 ply maple deck and 7” aluminum trucks. The board has sharp and detailed graphics on the bottom of the deck, and has full length black grip tape. The big and very awesome difference with this board is the flashing LED wheels that are slightly larger and light up when the board is in motion. Like the other boards she has tested from Rimable the ride is smooth right out of the box. The boards are well put together and the quality is great. I’ve yet to be disappointed in one of these boards.

Get Yours:Rimable Drop-through Longboard

I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes. My opinion and experience with this product is my own.

Silicone Baking Bundle


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SILICONE BAKING BUNDLE by Chefs Limited

It is the holiday baking season and the time has come to bake all the cookies. My cookie sheets put in a lot of work throughout the year, and I have had a few that didn’t make it to this cookie season. It was a lucky chance that I had the opportunity to try and test this baking bundle. When it came in I was really impressed by the quality and weight of the pan and the silicone mat. The bundle included a generous size 13×18” cookie sheet that has a nice depth, a silicone mat liner, and a silicone oven glove (pot holder.) The silicone pieces of the set come in a pretty minty teal color that looks great in my kitchen. One of the things I love about silicone mats is that they are completely non stick. Before doing the video review I had to test the set, baking several dozen cookies (for science not just tastiness.) The mat works like a charm; cookies bake easily with the same timing as just spraying cookie spray on the pan, only unlike using cooking spray with the silicone liner the cookies came up perfect every time. It is so easy and quick the liner is clean after taking the cookies off and it is just a quick wipe down and I am ready for the next dozen. With this baking bundle in my cookie arsenal I may even get a few new types of cookies this year. I highly recommend grabbing this set if you love holiday baking and it also makes a great gift to the great cookie baker in your life.

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Watch the video review here: Silicone Baking Bundle

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Get Your Set Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BE4YU1K

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I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes. My opinion and experience with this product is my own.

Brew Bros. Clear Beer Bottles

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Brew Bros. Case of 6 – 16 Ounce Easy Cap (Grolsch Style) Clear Beer Bottles With Swing Top And Rubber Seal – Great For Home Brewing and Kombucha – Plus 6 Extra Rubber Gaskets Included

With the holidays right around the corner I’ve been gathering supplies for various projects. This set of six bottles looked full of promise for use with various crafts and recipes. Each bottle has a swing top and a rubber seal that is as attractive as it is functional. The thick glass lends a heavy feel, and adds durability to the bottles. As an added bonus they include six extra rubber gaskets so if one goes you can replace it without a search. My original plan to test a craft project for the blog was stopped short by once again running out of modge podge, I have no idea what the kids do with it but I always seem to be out when I need it. Not to be deterred I moved on to the other idea I had when I first saw these bottles and made a great dressing for the family. The swing top stopper made it easy to store and keep fresh as well as shake before use. I like the look of the bottle on the table as opposed to the ones you get from the store. Plus I can see potential, with some fresh herbs added and some ribbon it would make a nice little addition to a gift. Overall this is a really useful set of bottles; it can be used for traditional home brewing, is a great way to make homemade dressings and sauce and the bottles can be used for crafts because they really are attractive. However you use them this is a nice set, at a reasonable price.

Get Yours Here: Brew Bros. Case of 6 – 16 Ounce Easy Cap (Grolsch Style) Clear Beer Bottles With Swing Top And Rubber Seal – Great For Home Brewing and Kombucha – Plus 6 Extra Rubber Gaskets Included

I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes. My opinion and experience with this product is my own.

The Fine Life Chocolate Puehr Tea

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The Fine Life Ideal Gourmet Loose Leaf Teas (Black – Chocolate Puehr) 

Anyone who knows me knows that coffee is my first love. There are few things I love as much as I love coffee however a good cup of tea is very high up there. My tea obsession started out like most, simple tea bags, which then traveled into herbal teas then a trip to a beautiful tea store where I discovered loose leaf teas.  Before the days where Teavana made loose leaf teas highly available it was a special treat and time that was taken for myself. I prefer to be in store when purchasing loose leaf teas to get an idea of their scent, and texture but lately I have been adding to my on hand collection online where variety is plentiful. This tea has been a pleasure. It comes in its own air tight canister, simply labeled, with instructions on the recommended amount to use. This is my first chocolate tea and upon opening you get a rich chocolate scent, deep, with just a touch of the tea leaf scent.  I choose to steep it in a pot, for five minutes as it is a black tea blend, and sweeten it lightly with a teaspoon of natural sugar. The resulting tea was deep, rich with chocolate and gently bitter in just the right ways. I choose not to add cream but the tea would go nicely with cream or milk. It is just right for those chocolate cravings without being thick or overly sweet like hot cocoa. Overall it is a freshly packaged loose leaf tea, it comes packaged in its own canister to maintain the freshness, and it brews nicely and makes a delicious cup of tea. It would be an excellent gift for a tea lover and comes in a variety of flavors that could be used to make a nice basket. I look forward to trying other blends from this company.

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Get yours here: The Fine Life Ideal Gourmet Loose Leaf Teas (Black – Chocolate Puehr) 

I purchased this product at a discount for the purposes of testing and review, all experience with the product is my own.

Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard

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Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard

Although I got him a scooter recently I thought my youngest was ready to have his first board. Unlike the larger long boards that I got for my older two, this 22 inch board is just the right size for him. The board is made from a durable plastic that is almost unbreakable. We choose a great green color that has green grip tape to match. It has sturdy aluminum trucks. The wheels have led lights in them, each is a different color. As the board is moving the wheels light up. The board says it can hold up to 200lbs but I think it is best for 150lbs or under. It is a bit more difficult to ride than a long board but it is also more maneuverable. The board is a good starter board, and it’s durability lends itself to being able to try a variety of tricks without the worry of ruining the board. For this style board I was impressed with its construction. Overall I’m very happy with the board and looking for to many happy memories made while my youngest learns to ride.

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Rimable Complete 22″ Skateboard

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I received this product at a discount for testing and review purposes.