Category Archives: For Your Home

How to Hang Your Flat Screen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

Grip it Plasterboard TV Kit is perfect for mounting televisions safely on drywall.  No more worries about anything falling or not finding a stud!

How to Hang Your Flat Screen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

If you are like me and stink at finding studs or are just terrified you’ll be mistaken, this may be exactly what you are looking for!  The fear of a television falling is real, especially if you have small children (or just really love your super expensive TV)!  The Grip It is here to eliminate that problem!

A Funny Story & Grip-It Giveaway

A Funny Story

Funny story I’ll happily share with you.  I wanted to hand a towel rack over the toilet in our bathroom.  We wanted a giant shower, so we gave up everything else, including storage space.  Anyway, I hung the shelf up, it looked perfect just like I knew it would.

Then one day, as my husband is indisposed, it fell.  Yep.  Whatever you just imagined happened.  It was stacked with towels and he was not in a position to catch.

When I say I’m bad at finding studs, that’s real.  And for the record, even thoughI’m supposed to be sympathetic I’m laughing as I type the story.  Seriously, tears!

Let that be a lesson to those of you who are capable of these things but refuse to do them for your spouse or friend.  You could be the next one underneath…

Hang Your Flatscreen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

Grip It 1″ Flat Screen Anchor Kit

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  • Grip It is very easy and quick to install. Simply Drill, Tap and Turn on any drywall or hollow wall for ultra fast installations. Includes quick adjustment feature by turning the 2 small screws to the left.
  • Each screw come in universal sizes and with an added drill bit. It is also compatible with any standard size screwdriver. Made from heavy duty and durable metal materials to ensure that it lasts longer and to avoid chipping or loosing the thread.
  • The Grip It works great for hanging wall mounted / tilt and swivel brackets. Safe and secure, can support and hold heavy loads of up to 400 lbs of weight. It can safely hold any standard sized television, radiators, speaker, picture frames, kitchen cupboards, water heaters or any type of wall accessories.
  • Removable and reusable screws that are ideal for Dot and Dab wall installations. Suitable for all plasterboard types (1/2” to 5/8”) without the need for battening or additional anchor points. It also works on insulated plasterboard types.
  • Manufactured from high industrial grade, durable materials that can withstand heavy loads. Made in United Kingdom (UK).

Grip It 1" Flat Screen TV Fixing Anchor Kit

If you are looking for an excuse to buy a new TV, use this one.  haha.  I

 

‘ll use anything I can, working on using my Grip It to get a bigger television.  LOL.  I’m not having much luck…

Win the Gripit TV Kit #4

Update Your Space with Latest Bedding Home Decor Today!

Latest Bedding was there.  She wanted to completely change her décor on a tiny budget! Look what she did! Update Your Space on even a small budget today!

Update Your Space with Latest Bedding Home Decor

Latest Bedding Home Decor

Latest Bedding Home Decor made such a drastic difference in our bedroom décor! I can’t say enough about how much I love the Cruz 3 Piece Reversible Quilt Set that I got from them! Not only is it the perfect weight (it’s a light comforter), it also is so gorgeous that it completely changed the look and feel of our bedroom!

Beach Bedroom Decor

Our beach themed bedroom needed a pick me up. I searched forever for a comforter I could afford (or was willing to pay) to find a set for our bedroom and ended up giving up and settling. I hate the one I settled for. It didn’t make the statement I wanted.

Enter the Cruz Collection! It completely set the vibe I was going for in our room. The master bedroom is our Oasis. It needed to be a place we could relax and feel at peace. This is the sole reason we chose a beach theme! We even had an outdoor porch light installed to make the feel more realistic. We wanted to feel like we were on a beach, or as close as we could get to it!

Beach Wall Art

The Cruz set really brought the room together. It also brightened it up quite a bit! If you are in the market to fix up your beach bedroom, this is definitely one to consider. They also have a lot of other designs, especially quilt sets! I love their rustic bedding collection as well!

Rustic Bedroom Decor

In addition to bedding, they have a fabulous collection of other home décor! I’m definitely going to be updating my bathroom from their collection of shower curtains and bathroom décor next! Latest Bedding Home Decor has knocked having a great selection out of the park!

When you are ready to liven up your décor, keep Latest Bedding Home Decor on your list. You’ll be glad you pinned this!

 

How Do You Like Your Eggs? Eggtastic #Giveaway Ends 10/19

eggtasticEggs are probably one of the most popular breakfast item in history.  If you are from the country (or somewhere close) you can probably even find fresh eggs locally.  When I was young, my Great Grandfather owned chicken houses and I remember riding through collecting eggs as a child.  Nothing reeks quite as bad as a chicken house, but those eggs fresh are fabulous.

As an adult, having the time to cook eggs for breakfast has taken a distant back seat to needing to get my coffee fix.  Becoming a mother will reduce that even further.  Though as a mother, it is also very important that I maintain begin (let’s just be honest) good nutrition.  I am excited that the Eggtastic is going to help me with that, I can have an omelet in less than 3 minutes!  That is fabulous!Eggtastic Review & GiveawaySo I know there is a fun little infomercial that we are all super excited to see, but we also know that those infomercials don’t often give the results they are intended to.  Let’s face it, they call it TV magic for a reason!  However, after having had the pleasure of trying it out, I’m actually convinced.  While my omelet didn’t turn out as pretty as the ones on the video, it tasted fabulous.  I made mine with homemade salsa and I definitely plan to do so again!  In literally a minute and a half, I had breakfast while my coffee was still brewing!

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Originally posted 2015-09-25 00:01:00.

Vremi Products: #ThisBoxRocks #FantasticFather Hop

Vremi Products have me sold! This coffee grinder helps take our coffee to the next level and the knives are awesome!

Taking Your Kitchen and Your Coffee to the Next Level!

In our house, if coffee is not made we do not socialize, speak, or look at each other for at least a couple of hours.  It’s not that we don’t love each other, we just don’t love mornings and seem to agree that until coffee is had, nothing else happens.

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Vremi Coffee Grinder: Taking Your Coffee to the Next Level!Coffee Grinder

The Vremi Coffee Grinder has taken our coffee to the next level!  It’s amazing the difference freshly ground coffee beans make!  In less than a minute, we can grind fresh beans for perfectly roasted coffee!  It takes a bit of practice to figure out just the right amount of beans, but it’s totally worth it!

Multi-Purpose

We are not big on single purpose items in our house.  There are too many and we do not have enough space for all the silly gadgets I’d be willing to get!  No worries though, you can also use the Vremi Coffee Grinder to grind up herbs!  Coriander gets ground a lot in our house!

Clean Up

Clean up is amazingly easy, after you grind your delicious coffee just wipe the Vremi Coffee Grinder out with a cloth and put the lid back on.  No need to even wet the cloth!  We prefer microfiber as it seems to take less work.

Vremi Knives

Vremi Knives: Sharp as a Knife CollectionThe Vremi Knives had me at colorful.  Not gonna lie.  I love the bright colors, they make me happy!  I understand that’s not at all related to their purpose, however I don’t care.  They are pretty and that’s a bonus for in my book!

Another fantastic aspect of the Vremi Knives are the sheaths that come with them!  The worry of them getting dull by being rubbed against other stuff is eliminated with these fabulous covers.  It also helps to ensure that you don’t accidentally cut yourself when reaching in the drawer!

Sharpening

While this is not related to the knives, I felt it important to say that a good knife sharpener is essential.  We have a Rada Knife Sharpener that my Momma bought us years ago.  My husband loves it so much he takes it with us when we plan to cook somewhere (along with his favorite knife, lol).  He is very into cooking and gets rather frustrated if a knife is dull.

Clean-Up

Never, EVER put knives in the dishwasher!  The debris flying around while they are washing can and will dull the blades.  Wiping the blades down with a wet wash rag will generally do it, but if you are cutting meat make sure you sanitize it!  It’s always best to dry them immediately and put away.

Vremi has generously provided not only the products for the review, but also a set for one lucky winner!  What a perfect gift for Father’s Day or anyone really!  My niece is planning to get married next year and this is on the list of gifts I’m looking into getting her.  She is my very first niece so I have to make sure whatever I get her has been well tried out!  She’s not special at all…..  lol.  Of course, all of my nieces are crazy special to me, she just happens to have been the first.

Win the Vremi Coffee Grinder and Knife Set #15

I’d love to hear about how you grind beans, especially which ones you’ve found to be the best!  I’m on an exploration mission!

#Naturepedic Organic Pillow

pillows_reviewA good night’s sleep can leave one feeling better than anything else.  So many people today are complaining that they either can’t sleep, are always tired, or don’t wake feeling rested.  While the environment one sleeps in plays a huge role in that, the tools one utilizes makes an even bigger difference.  Sleeping in a position that allows one’s body to rest in a natural manner is so essential that there are literally millions of combinations one can create with thread counts, mattress types, pillows and even pajamas!  The key is finding the right combination for you!

Finding that perfect combination can take years.  One thing that I have learned in my quest for the most comfortable night’s sleep ever is that one cannot *gulp* fully depend on sales and clearance to get that combination right…  I know, that one is hard to swallow for all you deal seekers like me out there!  That isn’t to say that you can’t find great deals, just a realization that the pillows I get at Christmas sales for $3 aren’t the most effective pillows for my quest of the perfect night’s slumber!  They will, however, work just fine for the guest bedrooms and kids to sleep on.  LOL.  So, don’t despair, there is no need to put that off of your list of things that you ‘need’ to go out on Black Friday for!

I mentioned I found my perfect pillow, I know you are sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to get to the details so here goes!  My husband and I sleep in very different positions.  He likes his pillows to be flat so that he can sleep with his arm under the pillow.  I however like to have my pillows thick so that I can prop myself up on them as I sleep.  There is a good chance that is weird, but then if you’ve been around the Zoo long, you know I’m a pretty weird cat!  LOL.

We each got a pillow from Naturepedic that fit our sleeping habits, my husband’s first reaction to his new pillow was “Sweet, I don’t have to break it in, it’s perfect!” After a few months of using it, it is still the same as it was when we first got it.  I had feared that it would flatten more and become uncomfortable, as pillows so often do, but I was happily proven wrong!

Now on to the comfortable one…  Um…  I mean mine.  LOL.  One thing I hate about pillows is that they so quickly become smashed down (at which point I’m ready to give them to the hubby and get another!)  Surprisingly, after three months of use my pillow is just as plump as when I got it.  If you think three months isn’t en0ugh to smash a pillow, remember that I have narcolepsy so I sleep way more than one’s average 6-8 hours.  I sleep about 14-18 hours.  Lame, I know.  It is plenty of time to get a pillow broke in though!

If you are in the market for some good sleep, I highly suggest getting yourself one or two of these fabulous pillows!  You will NOT be sorry!  I assure you!

Organic Kapok/Cotton Pillow

  • OUTER FABRIC
    Luxurious 300 thread count organic cotton fabric
  • FILLING
    50/50 blend of organic kapok and organic cotton
  • GOTS Certified organic
  • Spot clean only
  • Available Options:
    LS54: Standard Size (20″ x 26″)
    LQ54: Queen Size (20″ x 30″)
    LK54: King Size (20″ x 36″)

Organic Cotton/PLA Pillow

  • OUTER FABRIC
    Luxurious 300 thread count organic cotton fabric
  • FILLING
    100% plant based PLA fiber
  • Machine Wash & Dry (only if necessary)

Pillow Of Choice Giveaway

One lucky winner will have the choice of pillow type and size!

Good Luck!

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Originally posted 2014-01-20 11:50:32.

King Beany: Great For Anyone!!!

King Beany

At the Zoo, I’m not sure which is better: super comfort or that our guests are loving this chair!  I can’t say enough good things about them!   Whether we are laying down vegged out or have the chair sitting up to read, it is always comfortable!

Here’s Why You Have to Have One

10 Year Warranty

Versatile Seating Options

Over 100 Design Choices

Super Comfortable!

Kids & Adults Love them!

Way Better Than a Couch

Can Double as a Bed

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Smart enough to know that even if you win, one isn’t enough, that’s my kind of thinking!  Use this discount code and save 10%.

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Since adding the bean bag to our family room, we have gotten tons of compliments and it is a daily ‘call the chair’ race.  We really love it!  We’ve slept on it (Thanksgiving our house was packed), we’ve watched movies on it and it has been broke in by all three of our dogs, who participate in the fighting for the chairs event!  It is now the most beloved piece of furniture in our house, and I assure you it is furniture!  The cover is washable so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty and with the amazing warranty, you don’t have to worry about it falling apart (not anytime this decade anyway!)  So, enter below to win and you might as well get your order in now, because you will want another!

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Originally posted 2013-12-03 00:01:30.

Litter Free Lunch Box

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A Review By Monkey

The  ‘Litter Free Lunch Box Kit is an amazing lunch box for a high school student. I took it to school and i got a few comments on the bag. They either said it was ‘cute’ or ‘colorful’.  I was really excited when i got to take it to school and use it for my lunch.(except for the part where i had to write this review:)  It kept my lunch nice and cold (without an ice pack) till lunch time. The bag itself was very easy to
carry around, and on the inside was very neat.   The containers that came with the bag were very helpful with keeping my food separated.
The water bottle was a problem solver, because I didn’t have to carry a separate item to my lunch. I enjoyed carrying around the individual bag. I will love to use it again and get some more compliments. Over all today was a good day to use the ‘litter free lunch box’.
Using the Litter Free Lunch Box for a second time, we decided to change it up a bit.  I put an ice pack in it and it did even better in keeping my food cold.  I suggest to put one in the box itself so you would keep the food inside cold. The little containers helped with the smaller sides (obviously). But if you had a salad planned for lunch you could put some dressing in one and the other one you could put tomatoes in it. For the medium sized container i would put fruit and some walnuts in it too. But hey, that’s just me! I also want to say that the lunch box is big enough to put other things in it. I put a half of a bag of Doritos in it and it still zipped up! Oh my goodness, I just love this bag!  You just can’t tell what I will have next!   Altogether the ‘Litter Free Lunch Box’  was a great product and I love having it to take lunch in.

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The Zoo Keeper’s Thoughts

Let me just say that Monkey has officially made her writing debut!  *Proud Mom moment!*  Okay, now to the lunch box!  Each of the containers inside the lunch box are both microwave and dishwasher safe.  The container itself can be washed in the washing machine!  There is extra room inside even with all of the containers and the water bottle.  Plenty of space for other packaged goodies and such.  There is also a pocket on the inside to place things such as condiment packets or silverware so it won’t get banged around everywhere.

Monkey has been taking her lunch to school for the last 3 1/2 years and I have never seen her more excited to pack and take it!  She told me that the bus driver and her friends complimented it and she was quite proud to have it.  Preparing her lunch in the containers and taking it in the box seems to be something she loves to do now, which is always great!

I used the lunchbox when I went on a take out run to keep the food warm and it did well.  The food stayed hot and we didn’t have to eat lukewarm takeout.  I love that it is so roomy without taking up a lot of space!  No worries about it leaking or the food temperature changing too much.  Fabulous!  Plus, it’s great for the environment to use these types of products!  All in all, it’s a win!  Definitely a must have for anyone who takes their lunch anywhere!

Product Info From the Company

With great colors and fun designs, everyone in your family will want to carry their lunch in our Litter Free Lunch Kit! This kit has an insulated shell, four BpA-free airtight food containers (2 small, 1 medium and 1 large) and a 15oz BpA-free bottle – everything you need to pack a fresh, healthy lunch.

Bottles are dishwasher safe. Bag can be washed in a washing machine.

2 small containers: 3.75” x 2.25” x 1-3/8” deep

Medium container: 5.25” x 3.75” x 1-3/8” deep

Large container: 5.25” x 3.75” x 2.75” deep

Bottle: 2.25” x 2.25” x 6.5”

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Originally posted 2013-11-23 00:01:23.

Cera Wireless Speakers 20% Discount & Review

IMG_4733I’m sitting here writing this post while listening to the Cera Audio Wireless Speaker and I must say, it is now essential to my electronic necessities!  I’m not real certain how I ever listened to any of my devices without it!  I can frequently be seen walking from room to room with it, not because I can’t hear it in different rooms, but because it’s my personal ‘surround sound.’  LOL.  Oddly, my family is so use to my quirkiness that they don’t even say anything about how silly I look when I’m carrying around a tablet and speaker throughout the house.  LOL.

CERA Wireless Speakers come in 3 colors: black, white, and red.  They are compatible with most bluetooth devices and can also be plugged in via usb and line in jacks.  We’ve been using it with my tablet and our Android smart phones (both are Samsung, not that it matters).  It takes 2-3 hours to charge and you get 6-8 hours of play time!  I got two, because I’m so addicted I need to rotate them while the other is charging (it takes a whole 2 hours, but still!).  LOL.  Plus, you can link the speakers together and multiply the sound!  I took 2 out that were linked while working in the yard and put the speakers by a koi pond, which was blasting out the noise of not one but TWO very loud fountains, and could hear it clearly from across the yard (about half an acre) and could have probably heard it from even further, but the privacy fence halted me.  LOL.

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From the Company

CERA Wireless Speaker Product Features:

  • Powerful Wireless Portable Speaker with Version 3.0 Bluetooth® Technology for a faster connection with better sound quality
  • Compatible with iPad®, iPod®, iPhone®, MP3, MP4, Laptop, PC and most Bluetooth® enabled devices
  • Voice notifications when CERA is on, in pairing mode, and pairing complete
  • Simple pairing with most Bluetooth® enabled devices
  • Stream audio from your Bluetooth® enabled device from approx. 33ft (10m) away
  • Plugs into any non Bluetooth® enabled device with supplied 3.5mm (1/8) headphone jack as well
  • New Daisy Chain function allows an infinite number of CERA’s to play at the same time
  • Illuminated Touch Control Panel
  • 360° Expanding Sound Chamber illuminated with blue lighting
  • Internal Lithium Ion Battery recharges over USB
  • Up to 5-7 hours playtime on a full charge (approx. 2-3 hours to fully charge)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Package Contents: CERA Speaker, Charging Cable, 3.5mm Audio Cable, Daisy Chain Cable, Carrying Case, Quick Start Guide and User Manual

Discount Code

20% off discount code: 20CRAFTYZOO

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Originally posted 2013-10-04 05:46:18.

Creepy Crawly Bugs (Toys) #OrkinMan

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The Orkin Home Education Kit includes:

• 2 Orkin Factoids 11×17 Posters
– Poster #1 – The Pollinators
– Poster #2 – The Recyclers
• 1 Orkin bug-finding flashlight • 20 Rubber Toy Creepy Crawly Bugs

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Originally posted 2013-09-01 21:02:56.

Catch Santa in Action in YOUR House!!!

Hey everyone!  I don’t know if you had seen my post from before, but I used I Caught Santa last year and got an adorable picture of Santa in our living room!  It really made me smile.  At first I thought the idea was a little silly but now it’s one of my favorite holiday pictures!  Anyway, check it out.  Trust me, you’ll love it and the little ones will too!  It will be a treasure to look back on!  I’ll be getting mine this year as well!  😀


Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa and Rudolph caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.

In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus or Rudolph and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making iCaughtSanta.com a great gift idea even if you don’t have kids yourself.
And for even more holiday magic, iCaughtSanta.com is giving away 2 iPads! No purchase necessary. Enter here:www.iCaughtSanta.com/Contest

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@CraftyZoo Patrons Get 25% off your entire order at icaughtsanta.com. Use the following Promo Code at checkout SANTA2012 to instantly save: #icaughtsanta

This is a sponsored post, however these are my opinions and always will be.  See the PR tab for more specific legal mumbo jumbo.

Originally posted 2012-12-23 02:12:00.