Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mölkky- A Family Fun Outdoor Game

Mölkky is so much fun to play! The number of people that can play is truly up to you, but it is more fun to have a large group. It is simple to learn how to play and by the end of the day, even my 3 year old cousin was catching on to how to play! Like most outdoor games, it is best to set up in a big grassy area. The pins are placed in formation as pictured above and you are ready to begin the game. The throwing pin is called the Mölkky.

How the game works-

Beginning the game: The first player throws at the grouping of pins and tries to knock them over. The Mölkky is always thrown underhand.

Fallen pin: A pin is not considered down if it is leaning on another pin or on the Mölkky throwing skittle. After a throw, fallen pins are put upright at the place where they fell.

Scoring: If one pin falls, the score is the number on the pin. When more than one fall, the score is the number of fallen pins.

Ending the game: If a player misses (has no score) three times in a row, he/she is out of game and now acts as the scorekeeper. The game ends when the first player reaches exactly 50 points. If one scores over 50, that player's score is lowered to 25.

Here is a great video by Tactic Games that really helped me get the hang of the game:

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Medium Bowls in Assorted Colors by Oxford Life & Style

Recently I was given the opportunity to review this beautiful set of ceramic bowls by Oxford Life & Style. Each of the six bowls are made of sturdy stoneware and then coated with a thick layer of glaze. I am thoroughly impressed by the quality and workmanship of the set.
The individual colors are vibrant and shiny- they appear much brighter in person than in the photos on the Amazon listing! All of my bowls arrived in one piece and protected in bubble-wrap, ready to be used. They are 20 oz each and 100% lead-free. Each is thermal resistant from -65F to 500F.
This set will surely be replacing my current bowls. They are high quality, sturdy and made to last. Another great aspect is that they can be microwaved, put through dishwasher and even into the freezer. I am able to use them as a part of my daily routine and do not have to worry about damaging the bowls while using them. I hand washed mine so far and they easily came clean and were ready to use again in minutes. Be sure to check out their listing on Amazon if you are interested in a set for yourself!

About Oxford:

Oxford is proud to be one of the first companies to introduce dinnerware that are created using environmentally friendly practices throughout its production line. Established in 1954, Oxford porcelains is the largest porcelain manufacturer and ceramic tableware in America. They believe that being part of the marketplace requires practices focused on product quality through social responsibility and environmental friendly guidelines. They currently export to over 90 countries worldwide.

I was given the opportunity to review this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SOUFEEL Genuine Jewelry, For Every Memorable Day

I was recently contacted by Soufeel with the opportunity to review one of their charm bracelets. I have to admit that this was the first I had heard of Soufeel, but now I am so glad that they reached out to me! The bracelet arrived carefully packaged and in the beautiful gift box above. Each charm comes individually wrapped as well.

A little bit about the company:

Founded in 2011, SOUFEEL offers an interactive shopping experience for jewelry lovers. They have a beautiful selection of charms, beads, bracelets and other accessories that rival competitors such as Pandora, but at more reasonable price levels.
Soufeel products are manufactured from 925 sterling silver and different colored gems as the main raw materials. They offer a selection of over 500 interchangeable charms. When paired with their selection of bracelets, the possibilities are endless!

I received 4 beautiful charms along with a Silver Black Leather Charm Bracelet:

  1. Pink Water Drops Charm
  2. Engraving Heart Charm
  3. Oil Painting Murano Glass Bead
  4. Pierced Pentagram Charm
All of the SOUFEEL charms are 925 sterling silver and have the ability to fit both Pandora and Chamilia bracelets with a lower price and the same quality.

They offer free shipping worldwide on all orders over $50 and a 365-day return and exchange guarantee.
When ordering they currently have a number of special offers, including: a free ring with orders over $59.00, a free S925 charm with orders over $79.00, and a free bracelet with orders over $99.00
In addition, they are offering a coupon code: Agu5 to enjoy 5% off for any order!

This is a great opportunity to give SOUFEEL a try- I can attest that they will not disappoint. I even compared my bracelet to my sisters pandora bracelet and charms and you would not be able to tell the difference without knowing.

I was given a bracelet in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Polly Plastics Moldable Plastic Pellets- Review

Several months ago I had seen a video of someone using a product similar to Polly Plastics and was in disbelief. How is something like this possible? You mean I can make something out of plastic, and just reheat it to make something completely different? It was such an amazing and innovative idea that I had to know more about it!
I have since found Polly Plastics Moldable Plastic Pellets. They are moldable plastic pellets that you heat and mold into any shape you desire. The pellets are simply melted with water until they are clear and join together. Then you can take them out of the water and mold, using your hands and tools, into any shape you would like. Once completely dry, the plastic turns back to white and is hard.

I love that it is so versatile. Once you have your finished product, you can paint it, drill through it, or superglue it to another piece. Or if you decide you don't like your final product and want to start over- simply put it back in hot water, reheat it and mold it into something new.
Polly Plastics Moldable Plastic is great for all types of crafts, art projects, home repair, toys and prototyping. If you have ever broken something that was made out of plastic, this is the perfect tool to fix it. It can be used to make custom parts, handles, grips, hooks, brackets and cases. The 10 ounce container has enough plastic to form about a 2.5 inch cube. They are available for purchase on Amazon in several different size containers. I recommend checking them out! This would make a great present for any age!

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Epica 4-in-1 Heavy Duty Hand Blender Review

A hand blender is a versatile kitchen appliance used to blend, puree, or chop food in the container in which it is being prepared. They are also called immersion or stick blenders. I had never used one before and now I am in love with my Epica 4-in-1 heavy duty hand blender! It makes it so easy to chop, whisk and even blend things with one simple tool. The fact that I do not have to get additional dishes dirty is also a big plus!

The Epica arrived with stainless steel puree and whisk attachments, a 2-cup chopping bowl, and a 3-cup blending/storage jar with a lid. It is equipped with an ergonomic handle that features a quick attachment release. The attachments are easy to clip into place and use. They lock on and are released with the push of a button. While the handle does have a bit of weight to it, the slim, curved shape helps keep your hand from getting tired. Prior to using my Epica, I turned it on to test the strength of the tool and how fast it would chop. I was surprised by its abilities and quickly put it to use to make myself a smoothie!

I added milk, ice cream, strawberries and blueberries and used the extra long puree attachment to blend everything up. Within seconds, my smoothie was complete and ready to drink! I could not believe how fast the tool blended everything perfectly and gave me a drinkable consistency.
The Epica 4-in-1 Heavy Duty Hand Blender features 350 watts, two speeds, and variable speed control. You can easily get the optimal processing speed for each task with the high and low buttons and a variable speed dial for fine tuning. No matter what the job, I am sure the Epica will be able to handle it! Be sure to check out their Amazon listing HERE.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.