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Bento Style Plastic Lunch Boxes Review #sunsellabuddybox

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In an effort to watch my calories and eat healthier I have been trying to make food ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator so that I have meals and snacks on hands all the time. I have been using Bento Style boxes by Sunsella.

The Sunsella Bento Style Boxes are a perfect size for a sandwich and two sides and any dry snacks that you could carry with you at all times. I tend to stick a box in my purse on the way out of the house so that if I get hungry I won’t be tempted to pick up anything on the road that I shouldn’t be eating. These Sunsella boxes are perfect to keep me going throughout the day.

These are fantastic for dry ingredients. I want to stress that you cannot use anything that has any moisture in these boxes because they do not seal tightly but keep in mind they do not claim to seal tightly. That seems to be a common misconceptions for people who purchase these boxes but it’s clearly stated.

I love these boxes because they are so versatile! If you are interested in purchasing a set of 4 for yourself check these out. Visit www.sunsella.com

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Oven Fried Bacon

I love bacon, but I hate the mess that comes with frying bacon. I decided there had to be an easier way. I decided to figure out how to “fry” bacon in the oven, and now that’s the only way I do it. First off I don’t have to scrub down my kitchen after making bacon now, and I don’t smell like fried bacon after cooking it! That’s a huge plus! This is simple and fantastic!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound of bacon
  • 1 jelly roll pan
  • Heavy foil
  • Optional oven safe cookie cooling racks

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with heavy foil. This will make your cleanup much easier. I like to use the heavy foil to insure that the grease doesn’t get on my pan. Yep it’s called lazy.
  2.  Arrange your bacon on the foil. I put my bacon on cookie cooling racks in the middle of my foil lined pan. This helps the grease drip off your bacon.Place the baking sheet in a cold oven. Turn you oven on to 400°F. 
  3. Check your bacon within 15 to 20 minutes. This will vary based on the thickness of your bacon. Check back often you don’t want burnt bacon. Let your nose be the guide. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it’s done. 
  4. Remove pan from the oven and remove your bacon from the pan. Place bacon on paper towels to allow the excess grease to drip off. 

Dalstrong Infinity Blade – Professional 8″ Ceramic Chef Knife – 5 Piece Gift Set – Black Mirror Finish , Sheath, Sharpener Review #dalstrong


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Check Out Our YouTube Review for the Dalstrong Infinity Blade – Professional 8″ Ceramic Chef Knife

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DenadaDenada® Cooking Gift Set Review #DenadaDenada

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Check Out Our YouTube Review for the Denada Denada Cooking Set

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FurBuddy Pet Grooming deShedding Tool 100MM Review #FurbuddyDesheddingTool

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Shrimp and Mushroom Pad Thai Noodles

 
 
 
A few days ago we had our water off for most of the day because of a broken pipe that was being fixed. I had one dinner planned, but at the last minute I changed it up for something a little easier like frozen egg rolls. I needed to make something that didn’t require the use of water. I had enough bottled water to wash my hands, but not enough to cook with. I didn’t want to pick anything up for dinner because we are still doing our “no eating out for a month” challenge.  Frozen egg rolls would be perfect!
 
I needed something to go with the egg rolls, but I didn’t have a clue what to make. I remembered that we had a box of rice noodles in the pantry that I had been meaning to use. I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I received the box in the mail to try. After looking online for a while at a few different recipes I decided to take what I liked and what I had on hand and put them all together.
 
Everyone in our house loved this. Actually raved about it! This was the first time I have ever had rice noodles and I must say I love them, and I love this recipe!!
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 1 cup salad shrimp cooked or precooked
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz. box Pad Thai Rice Noodles (such as Annie Chuns)
  • 4oz can of mushrooms drained
  • 1 teaspoon pure black sesame oil
  • 3 + tablespoons of soy sauce adjust to taste (you may want to use reduced salt)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
Directions:
 
  1. In a large bowl soak rice noodles for 10 minutes in extremely hot water. If your tap water doesn’t get very hot you may want to soak them in water than has been boiled.
  2. As the noodles are soaking sauté chopped onion in oil in a large skillet until it starts getting a golden hue, then add the garlic. Sauté until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add mushroom, shrimp, sesame oil, sugar and soy sauce cook for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked then add drained rice noodles
  4. Mix well so that the noodles and the other ingredients are well blended together. This can be a challenge because initially the rice noodles are not very cooperative!  Cook an additional for 5 minutes or so making sure that the dish is well heated, then add additional soy sauce if needed.
 

NEW! Quick Stitch Sewing Kit Review #bestsewingkit


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I was so excited to have the chance to try out the Quick Stitch Sewing Kit! This has to be one of the most brilliant inventions I have ever seen! I am so in love with this sewing kit.

There is nothing worse than being at work and popping a button or even losing the button all together. With this sewing kit you are always prepared. The best part is there is nothing that you will need in a pinch that this kit doesn’t include and it’s already saved me twice.

One day I was out and about and suddenly realized I was exposing myself to the world and in no way shape or form was that in a good way. I wanted to dye and panic all at the same time then I remembered I had my Quick Stitch Kit with my and all of my problems at that moment were solved I was even able to save a fried that had a similar issue when we were at Target the other day! Off to the bathroom and within a few minutes she was good to go and very happy with the Quick Stich Kit and me too!

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Don’t get me wrong I am not good at sewing but this kit is a lifesaver. I place it in my bag for work and my backpack for school and now won’t be without it. Like I said you won’t want for anything for a quick fix if you have this kit. They have honestly thought of everything. When my Mom saw my kit she freaked out and wants one too! They are great and would make wonderful little gifts for the girls! I also think they would make great stocking stuffers or great gifts just to keep on hand. You never know when you will need a quick and easy gift, or that friend who shows up and you just want to give her a special little something for stopping by. Trust me your friend is going to love this.

I can’t think of a better person to give one of these to than your child favorite teacher. Talk about wonderful end of the school year teacher gifts! They need one of these in their desk!

Check them out! Visit www.amazon.com to get more information or to place your order!

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Individually Wrapped Hand Sanitizing Wipes Review


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There are more times than not that I am in a situation where my sticky, nasty gross hands needs to be washed with my way to wash them. it never fails that we go out and about grabbing fast foods while we are running the family around all over the place and no one has a way to wash their hands, or even better when you are some place and somehow you end up with something gross and unidentifiable on your hands with once again no way to wash them. I have had this happen to me or to my family more times that I can to remember but it happens and well what can you do expect shutter inside wondering how to change things.

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I used to carry the little bottles of hand sanitizer in my purse or bag but it seemed every time I did that I ended up with a purse or bag full of the hand sanitizer. Let me tell you that those things have so much alcohol in them that they will get on the face of your phone and leave a cloudy look that will never come off because it’s actually eaten into the face or eaten into your screen cover. Anything that is plastic can be fair game if it has the right paint or polish on it. Don’t ask how I know this…

So needless to say I don’t carry the little bottles of hand sanitizer around anymore instead I carry Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes because they are each individually wrapped and won’t dry out like some wipes, they are alcohol free so they won’t damage your skin or your purse and they feel nice and smell nice too. You won’t have to worry about obnoxious smells like some of the bottle sanitizes have.

Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes are fantastic because they are so easily portable. You can stick one in a child’s lunch, backpacks, purses, diaper bags, and let me tell you that are a must on the list for your little camper this summer!

Softy Hand Sanitizing Wipes can be used to clean hands, body, and surfaces. They are the largest and softest sanitizer wipes on the market. You have to check them out! For more information about this product please visit  Amazon.com you will be so happy you did because they come in a super large box and they are fantastic!

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Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle Review #LiveInfinitely


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Lately I have been on a quest for a healthier lifestyle I am sick and tired of being tired and I am tired of needing to lose weight and I am just tired of me in general. I have been eating healthier and drinking more water. In the past I could hardly stomach the idea of water. Plain boring water was the worst to me. I just couldn’t seem to get it down.

Now I have a Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle and I have no problems getting down all the water I need in a day because eat time I refill my water bottle I can choose a new flavor of water. I typically load my bottle up with lemons, oranges and limes and a lot of the time just strawberries. Right now we are in the middle of strawberry season so that because supper easy soon we will see cherries out and affordable so I will be drinking a lot of cherry water too. I can’t wait

The Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle has transformed my drinking habits. Water is now my primary drinks. I am not drinking soda and I am not drinking anything dairy for now. I am just sticking to water and tea, with some fresh juice and smoothies mixes in.

If you are looking to put a different spin on a boring glass of water you should check out Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle because you will go from boring to wonderful in just a drink of water. I have found more and more creative ways to drink water by using combinations like strawberry pineapple and raspberry peach. They are fantastic.

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Enzo 100% Organic Matcha

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The last few days I have been drinking fresh made juices and homemade fruit and vegetable smoothies and only having one major meal a day. I have been using the smoothies and juice and a supplement to try and cleanse my body of a lot of the junk. Dinner is normally a hefty salad or something hearty but healthy.

In an effort to cleanse yet keep everything healthy I have been using Enzo Matcha in my smoothies. I love it because it adds a lot of nutrients that my body needs to keep me going during the day. Matcha is a powdered green tea that is loaded full of antioxidants. Matcha is known to boost up your metabolism and help your body burns calories. It is also know to calm you down, enhance your mood, and even aids in concentration. I can certain use more concentration with my finals coming up!

I have found it to be a total asset to my system and I love it. I love the extra nutrients I can get from Matcha like vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium.

Have you tried Matcha? What are your thoughts? I personally think it’s an amazing addition to my diet. I feel better all over having it in my smoothies, tea, and even added to meals when I get a chance.

If you are interested in transforming your body with Matcha check out Enzo 100% Organic Matcha!

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