Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban Review


I received this free to facilitate this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.

Ozeri is a company that brings us innovative home products. Offering products for kitchen, lifestyle, and healthy living. They have: glassware, bar-ware, kitchen scales, kitchen accessories, cookware, bath & personal care, oscillating fans, and novelty items.

Ozeri makes the Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale which has some neat features. This scale can weigh things from 0.05 oz to up to 18 lbs (1 g to 8000 g). This is a fabulous capacity range for in the kitchen. It includes 4 high precision GFX sensors that help it weigh accurately and quickly. It also has a large blue LCD screen that is easy to see and read. It is thin and can be stored away effortlessly until use since it hardly takes up any space at all.

The Touch II has Microban antimicrobial product protection. This helps in keeping the tempered glass surface free from stain and odor causing bacteria. This antimicrobial technology won't break down for the life of the scale and works to keep the scale's surface cleaner, 24/7 around the clock.

It has touch sensitive technology. Two touch sensitive buttons: Tare button subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight; Unit button converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml. The Tare button is also the on/off button if pressed down.

Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection:
  • Industry exclusive scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria and won't ever wear away.
  • 4 high precision GFX sensors.
  • Capacity weight range of 0.05 oz to 18 lbs or 1 g to 8000 g.
  • Large Blue LCD screen.
  • Award-winning thin design.
  • 2 touch sensitive buttons: Precision Tare button subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight; easy Unit button instantly converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml.
  • Includes 2 Lithium batteries and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). NOTE: remove the battery insulating strip before attempting to use the device.
 
Weighing yams for a Candied Yams recipe with the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban.

My Thoughts:

The Good
I received the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban in Red Engine color. I like the color because it fits in with my kitchen decor and this scale looks very modern and sleek. I was very impressed at the size and how thin it was. This scale has very little thumbprint in my kitchen, unlike my older more bulky scales. I like that it fits just about anywhere. When I need it I can just pull it out and use it. With the Microban antimicrobial product protection I am not worried about nasty growies anymore and the whole surface is easily wiped clean with a slightly damp rag or sponge, then wiped dry. It seemed to be fairly accurate when I weighed yams for our Candied Yam recipe and beans for our multi bean soup recipe and the large display is easy to read. I also liked that it can weigh up to 18 pounds as well. It will tell you when the batteries are low with a LO reading and the compartment they are held in is easily accessible without anything extra.

Weighing beans on the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban.

The Bad
The scale I received had problems with its touch screen.  The on/off...which is the same as the Tare button was very finicky. You are supposed to be able to press the on/off/tare button briefly to turn on the scale and press and hold for two seconds to turn it off. It would not respond correctly for me and I had to try multiple times to get it to work. I wish there was a third button for the on/off instead of it being the same button as tare then maybe the problem would resolve itself. Also, the batteries are the flat, round lithium type. These are not the kind of batteries I just keep around the house and they are expensive to replace.

BUY IT
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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science Review and Giveaway


I received this book free to facilitate this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.

Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science is Pastor of Passion City Church and bestselling author, Louie Giglio's, first-ever children's book. It comes as hardcover devotional book and is illustrated by Nicola Anderson with fun four-color illustrations. Based on Louie Giglio's series for adults called Indescribable and  this book brings the amazing message of God's incredible creation to kids through scientific fact. It lays out the impressiveness of creation with scientific findings, photography, and delightful illustrations. Each devotion includes Scripture, a relevant illustration, a story, a life application, a prayer, and a fascinating science section called "Be Amazed". The "Be Amazed" section includes fun facts to read and science experiments kids can try. Great for ages 6-10.

These 100 devotions encourage wonder at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at...

• Space: Galaxies, Planets, and Stars
• Earth: Geology, Oceans, and Weather
• Animals: from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs
• People: Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations


Inside Indescribable Sneak Peek.

What I Thought:
This devotional is unique and definitely gets you thinking. The science is enjoyable to read about and the topics engaging. I even learned stuff while reading the devotions to my kids! The author does, however, take a very literal view of the Bible which at times can take interesting twists and turns with the "facts". For example the 3rd devotion talks about how dragons were real and mentioned in the bible because of a scripture in Job. This might be stretching it a bit, but the scriptures do make you wonder what they could have been talking about.

The book is very nicely printed. The text is a bit small for my youngest, but still readable. The illustrations are adorable. The full color photos add depth to the awesome facts about science as well.

My kids and I loved reading these devotions and learning about both science and faith. I agree with the author that God is an unparalleled creator with an exhaustive imagination. Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science  This would be a fabulous resource for homeschool, Sunday School, and other Christian Schools/Programs.

BUY IT
Purchase Indescribable on Amazon for $10.59 for hardcover book.




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Prize: Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science Book
Host: HarperCollins Christian Publishing and FrontGate Media.
Who Can Enter: Open to US Residents 18 years or older.
Selection Process: 5 winners will be selected on 12/10/2017 and notified by email.
Where to Enter: Go to this link https://www.blessedfreebies.com/indescribable.html and fill out the form to enter.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese Giveaway Package ~ $200 Value!


This is a sponsored post. Thanks to Homestead Bloggers Network for providing me this promotion and giveaway information to share with my readers.

I've always thought that having geese on my farm would be a great experience and that they would be a great addition to chickens. I might someday own geese on my farm. I do like the idea that they have larger eggs and that we could have another source of eggs on the farm than just our chickens. I am excited to have been given a copy of The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese to read myself. Also I am thrilled to share this giveaway with you!! This would be a wonderful opportunity to be able to have a great resource right at your fingertips, start your own family of geese, and help them cozy and fed during the winter. Please read more about the book and the giveaway below.


About The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese:
While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion.

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including:
  • Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs 
  • How to "imprint" goslings on a person Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care
  • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as "watch-geese" 
  • Cooking with goose eggs and meat 
Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper's enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds.
This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, agriculturalists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land.

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and Homestead Bloggers Network give you a giveaway of epic proportions.


WIN IT
Prize: 
  • One (1) copy of The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen. Retail value $19.99 - This 144 page book covers everything you need to know to raise geese.
  • Eight (8) White Chinese Geese from Hoover’s Hatchery*. Retail value $91.20 - Chinese geese are a classic, smaller breed known for their excellent forager and alert behavior.
  • One (1) Cozy Coop Heating Tile. Retail value $69.99 - Flat-panel poultry coop heater keeps birds warm and prevents frostbite during cold months using both radiant & convection heat.
  • One $20 Gift Card to Tractor Supply or Atwoods for Starter Feed - Winner’s Choice.

* Hoover’s Hatchery will work directly with the winner to coordinate a ship date of goslings (baby geese) best for your regional area and climate. As with all live animal shipments, some losses may occur. Homestead Bloggers Network is not responsible for any delays in shipping due to weather or unforeseen incidents. If the selected winner is not able to safely house 8 geese a new, secondary winner may be selected for the live animal portion of the giveaway only - solely at the winner’s discretion and preference. 

Contest open to US residents only, 18 years of age and older. Winners will have 3 business days to respond before a back up winner is selected.


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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post. Thanks to Homestead Bloggers Network for providing me this promotion information to share with my readers. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Julie Elias A Girl Like Me Album Review and Giveaway


I received this CD free to facilitate this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.

Julie Elias is a Christian singer and songwriter who discovered happiness in Christ when being an actress in Hollywood was not making her content. She had fame and appeared in shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI:NY”, but she was not fulfilled and felt like something was missing. She turned to God to guide her and Christian music became her voice to encourage others with her stories in song. In 2014, she founded Aurora Ministries, a 501c3 non-profit that creates Christian material and events specifically for teen and tween girls. Through music, booklets, blogging, conferences and girls’ events, Julie has been able to share God’s role in her life - even when she didn’t think He was there - and find common ground to inspire young women all over the world.

A Girl Like Me is her fifth studio album. It will be available on all digital music outlets, including iTunes, on October 27, 2017. This album is a companion to her girls' events and all the original songs on the album have purpose and stories behind them. This album is for women everywhere, regardless of what stage of life. It reminds us all that despite our failures and stubbornness, we need to “still believe a girl like me could be worthy of a King."

CD Track Listing:
  1. Unchained
  2. Only For Awhile
  3. Awaken
  4. A Girl Like Me
  5. Alive
  6. Forgive Me
  7. Lost
  8. Run Away
  9. Here With Us
  10. Wherever You Roam
  11. A Wild Rose (2017 Version) *Bonus track
  12. In the Light *Bonus track

CD, Jacket, & Inserts.

What I Thought:
This CD is so open and candid. Julie speaks from experience with her heart. I love the song Unchained because it shows her giving herself to God and letting Him take her burdens away. She spells out her vulnerabilities and lets Him help her through them because she knows He loves her for just the way she is.

We are all flawed, but God loves us anyway. This CD helps us remember that God is with us and will help us through troubled times. He knows us better than I think we know ourselves and He will forgive us of our failings if we let Him.

I recommend this album. It is so inspiring and wonderful. Julie has a beautiful voice and I hope she makes many more albums to share her feelings and faith with.

Follow
Official Website: www.julieeliasmusic.com
Supplemental website- Blog: http://aurora-girls.com/

BUY IT
Purchase A Girl Like Me on Amazon for $9.49 for download version.



WIN IT


Prize: a CD copy of A Girl Like Me by Julie Elias
Host: Julie Elias Music and FrontGate Media.
Who Can Enter: Open to US Residents 18 years or older.
Selection Process: 5 winners will be selected on 12/10/2017 and notified by email.
Where to Enter: Go to this link https://www.blessedfreebies.com/enter-to-win-a-girl-like-me.html and fill out the form to enter.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.