Monday, September 19, 2016

LED Filament Bulbs ST64 Edison Style 02

I received the LED Filament Bulbs ST64 Edison Style 02 from JackyLED to test out.

The style of this bulb matched perfectly with my rustic and old American looking home. The light itself is great, it's a soft, natural light and not a harsh white bright light.

I received this product at either a discount or for free, in exchange for my honest, fair, and unbiased opinion. All opinions in my reviews are my own and are not swayed in any way due to receiving a discount.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Expandable Garden water Hose, 50 Ft by RY Gardener

I received the Expandable Garden water Hose, 50 Ft by RY Gardener for free to test out.

This hose is great, because the hose recoils on itself and does not become a tangled mess like standard garden hoses.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Moscow Mule Mug

I received a Moscow Mule Mug free from Tomoson to test out and review.

Overall, I really like the mug and its design!

  • KEEPS DRINKS ICE COLD - To this day, copper is one of the best metals to keep your drink cold, which is why it has stood the test of time in respect to a classic mug. Whether you're sitting at a modest 65 degrees or a scorching 110 degrees, you can be confident your drinks will remain cold.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - Moscow mule mugs are a summer favorite in the US, ranking as the most sold summer cocktail. Whether you're poolside with friends in the summer heat, in the comfort of mid day air condition or preparing dinner, a copper mug is always a great choice. These mugs are extremely easy to hand clean with a sponge allowing you to clean up in a snap.
  • EASY TO HOLD - PERFECT HANDLE SIZE - Our customers say our handle size is optimal for both small and large hands. Since the mug stays cold, it's important to have the optimal handle size for a comfortable hold.
  • 100% COPPER - This mug is pure copper and does not include any brass or stainless steel lining. Our copper is sourced directly from India so that you get the true copper mug experience. Enjoy drinking this classic 1940s drink the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Wyldlife Bully Sticks

I received these Wyldlife Bully Sticks and Tendons for free in exchange for my honest review.

My dog loved them and I love that they are made in the USA!


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Monday, August 29, 2016

ISA Professional Victorya Flat Iron Hair Straightener Review

I just joined the Tomoson community to review products. This is the first product I have gotten from them and am actually really happy with it. The ISA Professional Victorya Flat Iron Hair Straightener is easy to use and heats up fast.

I have really thick and curly hair, and is usually really hard to get straight and smooth. This iron straightened and de-frizzed my hair in under 1 hour.

Overall, I was pretty happy with the iron. However, not sure I would ever shell out $118 for it.

I received this product for free in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container

I had intended on purchasing a sugar container that had a pour spout, but never remembered to look for one the millions of times we went to Home Goods or TJMaxx.

The other week, I had finally finished the container of salt and it was sitting on the counter next to one of the mason jars I had just washed out. That's when the idea popped in my head. I could just cut out the top of the salt container and insert into the mason jar instead of the metal top!
DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container~ The Dreams Weaver
What you will need:
Mason jar with lid
Emptied salt container {mine was from Morton's Salt}
DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container~ The Dreams Weaver
The first thing you need to do is to cut off the top of the salt container. 
DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container~ The Dreams Weaver
Then trace the old metal circle from the mason jar onto the salt container lid and cut it out. At this point you can add a paper/fabric overlay over the plain white cardboard to make it look more professional, but I just left it white for now.
DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container~ The Dreams Weaver
Fill the mason jar with sugar and secure the new lid on top.
DIY Mason Jar Sugar Container~ The Dreams Weaver

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Soft Baked Pretzels

This weekend I had a serious craving for those jumbo salted soft pretzels that you get at events. After doing some pretzel research online, I came together with the best recipe that mimics the taste of those, but made them 1/3 the size so I don't feel as guilty eating 3 :-O 

The coating for the pretzel is essential for getting that nice golden brown crispy exterior and super soft center. The science behind this baking soda coating is that a chemical reaction {ie. Maillard reaction} occurs, which allows the exterior crust to become a golden brown color. The baking soda reaction is also responsible for the unique taste of the pretzel. Without this bath, the pretzels would taste more like a bread and would not be as golden brown and delicious {GBD.} We can thank old world Germans for this, except they used sodium hydroxide to coat their brezels {pretzels}! 
Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver
What you will need: 
 4 tsp. active dry yeast 
1 tsp. white sugar 
1 ¼ cups warm water
 5 cups all-purpose flour 
½ cup white sugar 
1 ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 
Pretzel Coating
½ cup baking soda 
4 cups hot water 
¼ cup kosher salt, for topping 
Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver
In the bowl of your stand mixer, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 ¼ cup warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Then add the oil to the yeast mixture. 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

In a large bowl, mix together flour, ½ cup sugar, and salt. With the stand mixer set with the beater attachment, add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture cup by cup with the mixer on low speed. Once all of the flour mixture has been incorporated in, switch to the dough hook. Let the mixer run the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside. 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt or even cinnamon sugar! 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes. 

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver

Soft Baked Pretzels~ The Dreams Weaver
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