Monday, March 30, 2015

Being a landlord can be a risky venture. I found this out myself a few years ago when I rented a room to a former friend. This is what a man named Songhua also discovered when he became a first time landlord. Most landlords check a credit report, but that doesn't give the whole picture, and bank statements proving you have enough income for rent can be faked. Songhua knew there had to be a better way to check out prospective tenants and protect himself as a landlord. Thus Tenantify was born.

Tenantify is a third-party website that verifies employment and uses a secured bank account API to deliver the landlord a authenticated bank statement that is void of any sensitive personal information. This allows the landlord to be sure they are not being lied to by potential tenants, and alliviates some of the risk of renting. Tenantify is easy to use, and is free for landlords, with a small cost for renters. Tenantify's goal is to reduce friction in the housing market and build trust between landlord and tenant. If you are a landlord, you really should pay a visit to their site.

This post was sponsored by, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As always, I don't recommend products or companies I don't like personally.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Plus Sized Jewels Bracelet

 Plus Sized Jewels makes high quality jewelry containing nickle and lead complaint alloys that resist corrosion and wear, and look like real silver. The glass beads are cute and sparkle like crystals, and come in rich beautiful colors. The bracelets are custom made to be one inch bigger than most stretch bracelets, so they will fit any wrist comfortably. They make wonderful gifts.

The bracelet I received has beautiful, heavy beads that really sparkle. The green color is gorgeous, and the silver beads have etching. The bracelet has nice stretch to it, and it doesn't feel like the bracelet will snap if snagged or tugged a little. It's strong enough to handle normal wear and tear which is great for someone with kids like me. It's nice that these are “plus sized” and larger than normal stretch bracelets, so I know it will fit and not be to tight. Plus it's backed by a 90 days manufacturer's money-back guarantee. You can order your own in any of the beautiful colors they offer on amazon.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I never recommend products I don't like or use personally.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bloominus Flowers

 Recently I was part of helping a friend plan a surprise wedding. It was an amazing experience, and brought back memories of my own wedding. The one thing that was a headache with my wedding was flowers. Did I just want a bouquet? And why for the love of everything are flowers so expensive? I'm not the only one who has had those thoughts, which is what led to the founding of Bloominous, an online DIY flower kit seller. Bloominous was started with a simple goal, make DIY wedding flowers simple, easy and affordable. They have succeeded.

So what does a DIY wedding flower kit from bloominous look like? Each kit contains farm-direct flowers, guaranteed to be fresh and beautiful. The flowers are cut to order and prepared and shipped within 2-3 days before your wedding so that they are fresh and vibrant for your big day. The kits are all designed by experienced wedding florists to look beautiful and be easy to arrange. Each kit includes any needed vases and ribbons and wires or pins, and has easy to follow instructions with photos.

Bloominous is so sure they can help you save money and have the amazing flowers you want they offers a 3 part promise to every customer.
  1. You can order a trial kit of any of their arrangements so you can assess the design and make sure you truly love it before you purchase a whole package.
  2. Precise customization options for your budget and desires. They have several base packages that you can add a la cart pieces to make bundles suited to your wedding needs, so no money or flowers are wasted.
  3. They guarantee delivery. Deliveries are made 2-3 days prior to the wedding, and if for some reason the original package cannot be delivered on time, they replicate the order using flowers from the Los Angeles flower market and overnight it to you at their own cost, so you know you will have your flowers for your wedding.

Bloominous has taken a simple idea, and made it a fabulous website. They have kits to suit every brides need, and offer a 100% Fresh quality guarantee. If for any reason you aren't satisfied with your order, they will replace or refund it. If you are planning a wedding, or a big party where flowers would be needed, or know someone who is, I recommend a trip to their website. You can also check out some of their video's on youtube to get an idea of just how easy it is. They also have an amazing pinterest page, full of idea's and tips for wedding planning. 

This post was sponsored by, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 
As always, i don't recommend products or companies I don't like personally. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Discover with Dr. Cool Insect Excavation Kit

 My 9 year old son loves bugs. He also loves to learn. That's why I love Discover with Dr. Cool activity kits. We tried out the Real Insect Excavation Kit. The kit comes with a beetle-shaped digging block, which houses 3 bugs, a scorpion, a spiny spider and a fortune beetle, preserved in acrylic. The kit includes an excavation took, brush, and magnifying glass. There is also a full-color information guide that teaches you all about insects, arthropods and arachnids. It's full of cool science facts about each of the bugs in the kit as well as more general bug facts that your kid(s) will love. It also comes with a fun activity booklet with 10 games, mazes and puzzles. It also won the Brain Toy Hold Award- Academic's Choice for 2013.

My son and I had so much fun with this kit. Excavating the beetle was so much fun. The tools were easy to use, and the magnifying glass made examining the excavated bugs fun. The only downside from my perspective is that all the bugs were grouped in the same area of the beetle digging block. After we excavated the bugs we enjoyed learning the facts about the bugs from the information guide. Discover with Dr. Cool makes a lot of great kits, including geode kits, fossil kits and other excavation kits. You can check them all out on their website. I recommend them for kids who love exploring and learning. They also would make great gifts.

The Kit

The Excavation Process

The Bugs

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I never recommend products I don't like or use personally.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Francois et Mimi Porcelain Espresso Cup and Saucer Set

Drinking coffee and espresso is the a great pick me up, a great social activity, and sometimes a great way to relax and de-stress. Having a cute cup and saucer set to drink your espresso and coffee from can make it all the better. Which is why the Francois et Mimi Porcelain cup and saucer set is the perfect addition to any kitchen. The cups and saucers are made of fine white porcelain, lead free and made to last. They hold about 3-4 ounces of liquid, the perfect amount of espresso, or even coffee or hot tea. The set comes with 4 cups and 4 saucers, individually and carefully wrapped to prevent chipping and breaking. The cups are white, which is something I usually choose to avoid, instead choosing bright colors or patterns, but these have such a classy, timeless look. You can check them out and order your own set on amazon.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I never recommend product I don't like or use personally.