Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.

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I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.

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I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found her eon Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZNF0MK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Check out A Touch Of Dazzles’ Jewelry!

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For the ones you love and care about, treat them to something special from Touch of Dazzle. A Touch of Dazzle provides beautiful jewelry that expresses precious moments of happiness for Moms, daughters, friends, and everyone in between. Find all of their amazing products using the button below.  My Readers save 15% by using the code: KARMAS15. The jewelry is vibrant and fun, and some even provide ways to personalize them to the recipient.

 

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PB Crave Giveaway Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have a friend doing a fun giveaway for PB Crave. Up until her giveaway, I had never even heard of the product. They offer healthy, all natural peanut butter creations. There are a variety of flavors, all Kosher certified, with no artificial flavors, no hydrogenated oils, and no high fructose corn syrup. I love food products like that, so I am helping to advertise her awesome giveaway. Check out PB Crave and what they have to offer.

Enter the contest, and good luck!: ENTER HERE

Contest is by Parenting In Progress, and her blog can be found here: https://parentinginprogress.net/2016/11/18/pbcrave/

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I have no financial ties to this giveaway in any way, thanks!

 

 

 

4DBlocks helps your children’s imagination grow.

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After raising three boys, I have gone through my share of toys. One thing that was common to all of them, was their enjoyment for building things. Be it building things from sticks outside to Lincoln Logs, Legos, and more, we have used them. My youngest is the only one that has been able to experience the world of Magnet type block building. He has the original brand that came out a few years ago, and now there are other companies making them as well. This particular set of 40 pieces is from 4DBlocks.

The set consists of different shapes, and bright, fun colored pieces. It encourages creativity, which helps strengthen the mind. All kids have a fascination with magnets as well, so it really is a well-rounded toy. They get to learn about magnets, in regards to both positive and negative polarities, and how they work together. They get to build and create, and have fun while doing it. The majority of the shapes included are triangular, and square. There are hexagons too, as well as a set of wheel bases and solid plates. So, not only can you build buildings, and creations, but you can also build vehicles with this set as well. Although, it’s hard to push a magnet car, lol. No matter what brand you use. It is easy for the car to fall apart, so you need to pull out your top engineering skills for this, lol. They also include an instruction booklet that gives some great building ideas. My son really never looked at it though. He likes to create on his own. Overall, this is a well-made, engaging building set. If your child enjoys building things, they will enjoy his set.

I received this set, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – 4DBlocks – Play it , Love it! – Magnetic Building Block Set.

If you would like to purchase this set, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HXYXKMU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Beautifully handcrafted jewelry from Sashkaco.

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(Read to the bottom to get your discount code to order.)

I love jewelry. I believe every girl needs some sparkle in their lives, and jewelry really adds that something special to your day and to your outfit. I am not leaving men out by any means. My guys also love to wear their rings, bracelets, and chains. This company, Sashkaco, makes the most beautiful beaded bracelets. They are absolutely gorgeous. The workmanship is incredible. The bracelets are made out of glass beads by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. They truly are amazing. They are most definitely the best beaded bracelets I have ever come across. Not only are they made in Nepal, but they are handcrafted as well. These are real artists. The beading is so smooth against your skin, which makes them so comfortable to wear. The beading is so tight as well, which is really impressive. By the time they are done, these bracelets are rounded off. They are not the stretchy kind, where you have to worry about the band snapping, and losing all your beads. I have had that happen more than once in my past. These are the type of bracelets that you roll on. They are very easy to roll on and off, too.

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Here is some information on this company: “ Sashka Co. partners with several organizations in Nepal that train and employ hundreds of  artisans in rural communities.  Our fair trade partners are focused on gender equality and empowering women. Fair trade is best known for producers getting a fair price for their goods. The women at our co-ops earn a living wage that exceeds the local minimum wage. Fair Trade enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits workers, consumers, industry and the earth.”

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So not only do you look stunning wearing one of these pieces, but you feel extra good about yourself for supporting these women. When you choose to order from this company, you can also choose to sign up for their reward program, for free. This allows you to rack up points from your purchases, and eventually earn money off of future orders. I like that feature, and I really wish more companies did this.

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I received three bracelets. They look very similar, but they are all slightly different. Each bracelet has a white, glass bead, base, along with some silver beading. One has a solid stripe that covers about a third of the bracelet. Another has what I refer to as a candy cane stripe effect. Lastly, the third one has a fun pattern that encircles the bracelet. They offer, on their website, bracelets in sets, solids, and patterned singles. They have so many different colors, and designs available. You may end up finding you want them all. They offer free shipping worldwide too, so getting them all may be feasible, lol. If you are ordering from another country, they have options to pay in different currencies. In regards to fit, I really didn’t see any size options available, just the one size. I wear a regular size 7 bracelet, and it is normally a flowy look for me. I do not wear a lot of snug bracelets. These bracelets fit me very well. Overall, I am absolutely thrilled with both the shop and the product. My bracelets arrived in perfect condition, and they are absolutely gorgeous.

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I received these bracelets for free. My opinion expressed is solely my own, and I was not obligated to leave my unbiased and honest review.

These bracelets, and more of their jewelry are available here for purchase: https://sashkaco.com/

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Time to relax. – JD Gems’ 6inch 8-9Lbs Himalayan Salt Lamp.

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I am a fan of Himalayan Salt lamps. I have one that is the traditional shape, that I have seen over the years. My mom has had them for years now, and I was first introduced to them by her. I love this globe design. It is so different from what I am used to seeing, and brings a more modern flare to the scene. It is such a relaxing feature to have in home. It is not just an accent light, or night light. It helps soothe the room by causing a more relaxing atmosphere. This light is actually healthy for you as well. It is made out of Himalayan Salt. When it is warmed up by the bulb, it helps to clean and purify the air around it. In a large room, it will only get the air circulated in that area. This particular lamp is effective for a 50-80sf room. The bulb included is a regular nightlight type bulb, 25watts. So, replacing the bulb will be easy to do. The power control switch is right on the cord too. This light plugs into a regular plug, and it is just a 2 prong plug too. So, if you needed to use an extension cord, you can. The power switch is also a dimmer switch. I like being able to dim the light. I absolutely love the soft glow of this light. It really is soothing to have in the room. It’s a nice, soft glow; simply beautiful. The base on this lamp is a stained dark brown wood platform. It sits very securely on the table. Remember, this is made out of real Himalayan salt. It will not tolerate moisture or humidity, and will start to break down. So, no windows open in the room. Do not clean it with a damp cloth either. Keep it in a nice, dry place. My mom forgot about this once, with her lamp, and it started breaking apart. So, we learned this lesson the hard way. Overall, this is such a pretty light. Mine was well made, and functions as it should. It’s really pretty.

I received this for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – JD Gems’ 6inch 8-9Lbs Himalayan Salt Lamp Globe Hand Carved from Crystal Rock Salt Nightlight on Wood Base with Dimmer Control.

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A meeting of the minds with Tryazons’ SmartGamesUSA party.

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I am so excited to be a part of the Tryazon SmartGames Party. I am 100% a family oriented person. My kids are my world, and will always be, no matter what the age. We have been playing games together, and with friends, for as long as I can remember. Everything has become so electronic oriented, though, and it is harder to stay connected because of that. That’s why I really love, we really love, board games, hands on games. These three games from Smart Games are not only fun, but they are also exercise for the brain. That is suggested for all ages now, too. No matter how old we get, we need to exercise our games, and the best way to do that is with games. The games that were sent to us to try out and experience are:

• 2 sets of IQ XOXO

• 2 sets of Busy Bugs

• 2 sets of Ghost Hunters

These games are slated for 1 player each, so it’s great to have more than one, so you can compete and challenge each other, if so desired. Games like this are great for large and small families. A child can keep themselves occupied by themselves this way too. Which is great for my youngest! We had a lot of laughs, and silliness throughout the party. It was a lot of fun. My favorite comment of them all, at the end is: “Wow, that was a lot more fun than I thought it would be.”

IQ XOXO is a game that entails challenges. You are given a booklet of challenges that you need to complete. There are 120 challenges too. Each board consists of 10 puzzle pieces that fit into a built-in grid on the game board. The pieces are solid plastic and highly durable, and everything is self-contained in a small plastic container, for storage. This is a 1 player games slated for children ages 6 through adulthood. My son really like this game. This one is pretty neat. The pieces are nice vibrant colors. You have to fit them into the matching sequence as shown in the puzzles. It’s actually very fun, and enjoyable to do. My son loved the pieces. Probably because they reminded him a lit bit of Legos, lol.

BUSY BUGS is a 1 player game for ages 7 through adulthood. It is also self-contained game, in a book like form, which snaps shut. There are 4 magnetic game pieces that you move around the magnetic board to solve/match up to the many, many challenges set up in this book. There are 48 to be exact. They can be redone, and redone, too. By the time you work your way through, the first one will again be a challenge. The further up you move in the numbers, the more challenging it becomes, too. This is a great one for traveling, and for sitting on the couch, because it can be done on your lap. It really doesn’t get more convenient than this one. There is even answer pages in the back of each puzzle section. Don’t look until you’re done, or you’ll just be cheating yourself.

GHOST HUNTERS is also a 1 player game for ages for ages 6 through adulthood. I love the name of this game, and was drawn to it immediately. This one was my first choice. There are 60 challenges to this game. The challenges, or puzzles, are printed in a foldout pamphlet. I am going to cut the pages apart and laminate them, eventually, so they last longer. You need the puzzles to last, since they are integral to the game. The bottom half of the board opens up to reveal the other game boards, that rest on the top half of the unit. After you place your chosen game board on the platform, you have 6 hard plastic games pieces that cover the board. You will need to find the coordinating puzzle challenge that matches your chosen game board. You need to move them around to reveal the ghosts as shown in your current challenge. I love everything that is Halloween, so I love the game boards, lol.

These games are great to boost and strengthen your cognitive skills and abilities. It’s great for kids, because they don’t even know that they are doing this. It’s just fun for them. The colors, and designs are fun, and engaging. From what I have seen, this applies to all ages. Most brain games for adults are boring to look at, and it’s easy to lose interest. I have been enjoying this set as much as my son. His favorite is different from mine, and it’s fun to see who can do the challenges faster. Overall, these games are well thought out and put together. They most definitely can be used from child through adulthood. They can be used solely, or as entertainment in a group environment. You can create a game/event, where you have to complete a challenge to move on to the next event. That would be fun at birthday parties, rainy days, and more. These have really been an enjoyable set of games. I was very pleasantly surprised, and I am truly glad I was able to share them with you.

 

Check out their games here: http://www.smartgamesusa.com/

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