Friday, October 24, 2014

Product Review: #AlphaGrillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set

*I received the product in this post for purposes of review. All opinions expressed are my own.



Check it Out!  I love Garlic!  I always have.  I think it might have something to do with being Italian too! lol  I have learned by now that Garlic comes in a variety of ways, but my favorite is fresh.  There are drawbacks to using fresh garlic though and that is the smell. Now don't get me wrong, I love the smell of garlic, but not on my hands, all day long!!  This is why having a good quality garlic press is an essential.  So when I got the opportunity to review the Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler Set, I was a super happy lady! lol
The Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler Set comes in its own special box.  An easy to get into box that is so plush, you may find yourself storing your press in it when not in use!  It also makes for a great gift.  I know at least 2 people who would love a set like this!


In the Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler Set you get one Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Press and a durable Silicone Peeler.  Perfect for keeping those hands clean and getting the results you need. 




Of course to get into the actual garlic, you have to get through all the peeling.  That is where the Alpha Grillers Garlic Peeler comes in!  It's super simple to use.  Just insert a clove of garlic into the peeler and roll it back and forth on a hard surface while gently pressing, then tip it out the end.  The clove comes out perfectly peeled.  
This peeler is highly durable and I love that it is dishwasher safe!  It has been extensively tested to identify the best texture and thickness of silicone so you get the best peel every time.  I like how easy it is to use and that the effects are the same every time.  





The Alpha Grillers Garlic Press is made from solid stainless steel and is guaranteed to last year after year without corrosion.  That has been the problem with presses I have purchased in the past, they corroded or the hinges would come loose. This press is ergonomically designed so that very little effort is needed to squeeze the garlic.  It easily minces both peeled and unpeeled cloves.  I love how easy it is to clean too, it's totally dishwasher safe!  There are hooks at the ends of the handles that allow for easy hanging for storage too, although like I said, that box is so nice, you might choose to store it in there!
As I mentioned the Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler Set comes with a 100% Money Back Lifetime Gurantee and is available for purchase on Amazon HERE.  





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Halloween BOO Wreath




Check it Out!  It's almost Halloween!  I don't have a ton of decorations like I did before the fire but I have found that it's okay.  Now that my kids are teens, they really aren't in to all the trick or treating and dressing up, so I don't need to decorate quite like I did in the past. 
Last Halloween I got a chance to shop the after Halloween 80% off sale at Target.  I found some really great buys.  One of those purchases was this eyeball wreath.  It was normally $20 so I got it for like $4!  


When I pulled the wreath out to decorate this year, I realized it was pretty plain and in fact had a few empty spots where an eyeball or two was missing.  So I decided to gather up some of the other goodies I snagged at the sales and give this wreath a little pizzazz!
My supplies also included:

  • Halloween Letter Sheet (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Halloween metallic trims (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Wide Mesh Ribbon
  • Trick/Treat Picks (from a pack of cupcake decorations)
  • Glue




Although I bought the basic wreath, it could be easily constructed with a round styrofoam wreath, painted black, black tinsel and an assortment of eyeballs.  Just drape the tinsel all around the wreath gluing it down.  Add the eyeballs all around the wreath.  




I wanted to add some dimension to this wreath so I chose to add mesh ribbon gathered and glued to the back of the wreath.  This could be done in many ways but I just gathered it up as I went around the back of the wreath. 


After I added the mesh ribbon I prepared my letters.  I cut the letters BOO out and then adhered them to cobweb themed paper and then onto a cardboard tag.  I removed the string from the tags to make a frame for my letters.


I glued my letters to the wreath, added some of those trick and treat picks along with some pieces of the metallic trim.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Winner of the Let's All Be Brave Book Giveaway



Check it Out!  The Winner of the Let's All Be Brave Book Giveaway has been drawn!



*Abedabun Dawn


Congratulations!  

The winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or forfeit prize and another winner will be drawn.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

@Back40HQ Essential Seed Vault Review & #Giveaway #SurvivalSeeds

*I received the product in this post for purposes of review. All opinions expressed are my own.



Check it Out!  I have become a huge fan of the show The Walking Dead.  It's my daughter's fault!!  In my attempt to spend more time doing things she likes, I became addicted!  Now I haven't decided that we are in any danger of a real zombie Apocalypse, but it did get me to thinking about what I would do in a event like that. There isn't a great chance of it being zombie related, but disasters of all sorts could occur. So I have decided that having an emergency kit is not a bad idea.
What do you include in an emergency kit?  Well of course all the basics like flashlights, water, matches, and canned foods.  But there are other items you just really don't think about at first.  Since I am building my "bug out" box as they call it, I recently took the opportunity to review an Essential Seed Vault.



This Essential Seed Vault by Back40 is a waterproof sealed canister that contains 16 sealed triple layer foil bags of seeds varieties that can be grown into nutrient rich foods.  These bags include nutritionally dense vegetables and legumes and the 22,000 non-GMO non-hybrid seeds can be planted on an acre (or less) of land to feed a family of 4 for one year.  The containers have been tested safe and are guaranteed to store your seeds for up to 4 years!  Back 40 also tested these seeds in a variety of various gardening environments and insure high yield and maximum success in growing.


Here is what is inside this seed vault.


  • Sweet Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Onion
  • Beets
  • Tomato (slicing)
  • Winter Squash
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Radish
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Zucchini Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Bush Bean
  • Cabbage
This is an amazing amount of good quality seeds.  They are all in resealable foil bags.  You also get a Growing Guide that will help make planting your garden easy and foolproof.   
Whether you choose to put the whole thing right in your preparedness kit or you choose to open the canister and plant some or all of the seeds, you can't beat the price for that amount of seeds.  I like that it doesn't take up much space and everything is waterproof.   
And remember in the event of a world where money has no value, having possessions like extra seeds can give you something to barter with.  Regardless, with the ability to grow your own food you will be self sufficient and be able to keep your family fed.


You can get more info on The Essential Seed Vault at http://back40hq.com/products/survival-seed-vault/.  And I am super excited that I get to give one of these seed vaults away to one lucky Check it Out! with Dawn reader. Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.






*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Fall Candle Jar Tablescape



Check it Out!`This week my TBCCrafters post is being featured on The Brand Connection site!  Whoot!  Head on over HERE and check out how I created this great fall tablescape.  I created some really cool Fall Candle Jars as a centerpiece.  Happy Fall Y'all!

Product Review: #CaulkGun

*I received the product in this post for purposes of review.  All opinions are my own.



Check it Out!  We have so many fix-it projects around this old house.  And since winter is right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about weatherizing too.  Having the right tools to do this important.  
Before my husband became disabled, he was a painter.  He sub contracted for residential and some commercial painting work for over 20 years.  Having that experience is awesome and he has saved us a lot of money.   He will tell you that there are a few essential tools that you need to keep around your home and one of them is a caulk gun. 
I recently got the opportunity to review a professional quality caulk gun made by Quality Source Products.  Hubby was excited because this caulk gun has a rotating barrel, which was new to him.




This caulk gun is heavy duty contractor grade and has a 100% money back guarantee.  It has a comfortable grip for a smooth application and the rotating barrel allows for precise placement.
This is a quality made product and it did a good job.  It's easy to use and we had no malfunctions.  


My hubby wasn't too big on the rotating barrel, but I found it helpful.  But as you can see above, I got a good clean line with this caulk gun.  
Overall, we found this to be a great addition to our tool chest and give it a solid 8 out of 10 on a rating scale.  
You can get more information on this product HERE on Amazon.  



*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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