Wednesday, July 6, 2016


I made this sign with #vellostarchalkmarkers

They're great markers, easy to prime and easy to use! Check them out here.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

High Quality Flashlight #gmetal5

Night Provsion™ GMETAL-5 Innovative Dual Function Flash Light Lantern 500 Lumen Tactical LED Flashlight Torch USB Rechargeable PCB 18650 

I'm used to buying cheap flashlights but after this one I don't think I'll be satisfied with the $5 models anymore. I really like how this light is rechargeable. The lantern function is handy and I like the sturdy construction. It's nice knowing I could clobber someone over the head with it if I had to and it wouldn't crumble in my hands.

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I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 23, 2016

GarDspo Expanding Flexible Garden Hose

I've been looking for a reasonably priced yet durable expanding garden hose for my for my long and narrow front porch. I needed a long hose but something that didn't take up much space when not in use.

The GarDspo Expanding Flexible Garden Hose is perfect for my needs. The material is thick and strong when in use yet shrinks to a small pile once the water is turned off. The adapters on each end of the hose are high quality and didn't allow for a single leak.

This hose comes with a nice sprayer attachment the likes of which you might pay $20+ for at a home and garden store. It also comes with a large, sturdy metal hose hanging hook for wall storage.

I definitely recommend this expanding garden hose! And, great news, I have a discount code you can use to save some money.

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46% OFF Amazon coupon for your audience: XK8ENT7F

I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review.

Sacar Chalkboard Tags

These adhesive chalkboard tags are tick, durable, and can be reusable if the instructions are carefully followed. There are 48 in the pack so I didn't have the need to reuse any of them myself.

They come in a variety of shapes that aren't your standard rectangle and oval. I used chalk markers to write names on them to use as gift tags. You could also use them as storage labels, for crafts and all kinds of things!

You can but them here:

I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, January 18, 2016

DIY Hanging Orb Light

This DIY Hanging Orb Light was incredibly simple to make. You'll need two of these "14 embroidery hoops, found here. This will give you 4 wooden circles in all.

I spray painted the hoops with antique brass Rustoleum spray paint, found here

 You'll need a light bulb socket and cord. You can find these at almost any store or here on Amazon. 

After your hoops are dry, simply assemble them into the shape of an orb. The adjustment screws on two of the hoops will make this easier. I used a bit of twine on the top and bottom to hold them in the shape I liked. You can use glue, brads or twine at the points where the hoops meet. 

Wrap the cord around the top of the orb so that the light bulb socket hands in the middle of the orb. Add a light bulb annnnnd you're done! Easiest DIY evah! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

DIY Test Tube Spice Rack

I found this old, wooden tobacco pipe stand at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center and Flea Market in Springfield, OH.  It was less than $20 and cradles the test tubes as though it were made for this purpose. I have seen similar wooden pipe holders and even test tube holders at Goodwill and on Ebay. You can also pick up a fairly inexpensive test tube holder on Amazon.

I lightly sprayed the pipe holder wood with a dark antique brass spray paint to update the look and add interest. 

The test tubes are glass and came from Amazon. You can find them here.  Though, if I were to do this project again, I'd use plastic test tubes with screw on caps to make them a little more durable and easier to use. Still, it looks nice and is usable the way it is now. 

I'd definitely recommend making your own test tube spice rack as opposed to buying one of the pre-made sets which cost$30 - $150. 

I love walking into my kitchen and seeing this spice rack. It makes me feel like a wizard uses my kitchen for alchemy and awesomeness.