Thursday, December 13, 2012

Just Taping Around Review and Giveaway

     This is an old time favorite... re-vamped. Ani creates art out of duct tape... yes you read correctly... duct tape. Just Taping Around is an Etsy shop with nothing less than imaginative creative whimsy. Ani , the shops owner, takes duct tape and creates bi- fold wallets that are works of art. 

     Ani got started in an interesting way... a school project. Ani's daughter's class had an assignment to create a business, they had to make and sell an item in the school store. So Ani and her daughter started searching and found a youtube video that showed how to make duct tape wallets, well Ani decided to take it a step beyond a simple wallet and cut out images , out of the duct tape, to create something innovative. Needless to say they completely sold out of the wallets that were sold in the school store and her daughter came home with a list of requests, the rest is history.

Ani sent me five of her wallets to review. Each unique in its own way. 

Each wallet features card slots, a large bill slot and a clear window for an ID.
I also found the clear window very neat... it also is made of a clear duct tape!

     Each wallet from Just Taping Around is made 100% from duct tape. There is no special interfacing or plastic added, even the images are cut from duct tape! All images on the wallet are also sealed with a clear duct tape so that they will last as long as your wallet does. 

    One thing that makes these wallets stand above others are they are unique, each wallet is made by hand and with loving care. Attention to detail is easy to see in these wallets. Each card pocket has a beautiful boarder of coordinating duct tape, all the duct tape and compartments are even, and all images are placed expertly on the wallet and then sealed in place. 

     Another awesome aspect is that these wallets are so affordable! You can get your own duct tape wallet for only 8.00! Making these a great gift... All you need to do is get a gift card, place it in one of the slots, and wrap it up! (one of the things I'll be doing this year!) It gives the giftee a great one of a kind gift!

    As far as customer service goes... Ani shines! She is excited and personable. She is like talking to a best friend you've had since kindergarten, She takes a lot of pride in her wallets and is excited about each and every one of them, and she will make you excited to receive it as well.  She ships everything quickly and everything looks professional upon receipt.

    So this holiday season... give your loved one exactly what they want! Something original, freaking awesome and one of a kind, and don't break the bank doing it!


Ani was so nice and wanted three lucky winners to have the chance to win a wallet of their choice!

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Red Hippo Review and Giveaway

     Sometimes the greatest things come in small packages! I got the great pleasure of working with Melanie from Red Hippo Studio this week and was pleasantly surprised! I'll come back to why in a moment. Red Hippo Studio sells homemade e-reader covers in beautiful fabrics! I received one for my Nook Color. 

     I received the dragonfly e-reader case. It has amazing accent fabric that looks like hand writing, which adds an amazing whimsy and a romantic feel. Every case is expertly stitched with your e-reader in mind. Melanie can customize your case to fit just about any e-reader. There is even an add on option, that allows you to add storage for your reading light got your eink reader like the Kindle 4 or Kindle Keyboard ect.

     Each case features your focus and lining fabrics both inside the case and out. It has two pockets, that are great for storing ear buds or a usb charger so that you always have it on the go. Four fabric tabs hold your e-reader in place without blocking your screen and it holds it securely, you don't have to worry about your device slipping out of this case! The case stays closed with a lovely flap that attaches to the front cover with a touch of velcro. Everything is nicely compact and provides a safe place for your e-reader.

     What I really love about this case is that it adds protection without adding a lot of bulk. Unlike a lot of other e-reader cases, this is going to fit into your purse or bag without adding wait and bulk. It has some nice interfacing that helps hold its shape and cushion your device, while giving you the flexibility to take your device anywhere!

     Red Hippo Studio doesn't disappoint, they make these e-reader cases for a number of different devices. Don't see your device listed? No problem contact Melanie, she would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about customizing your case. 

     Melanie is what you always look for when dealing with customer service, she is friendly, polite, and professional. She answers all questions you may have with a fantastic demeanor and you can tell she takes a lot of pride in what she is creating for you. You will have no doubt after speaking with her that you are dealing with the best and will receive nothing but the best! 

So whether you are buying a nice treat for yourself or maybe your loved one is getting an e-reader this holiday season and you want them to have something custom, affordable and unique to accessorize with... look no further than Red Hippo Studio!


Melanie wanted to give one lucky winner a chance to win one of her fantastic e-reader cases! You get to choose the device that your e-reader case is made for and what fabric you'd like it made in. 

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Dell Cove Spice Company Review and Giveaway

     I had the great pleasure of working with Patricia and David the owners of Dell Cove Spice Company. And by great pleasure I mean the pleasure was all mine. Patricia and David are the type of people that you wish you could deal with when dealing with any company. They are friendly, approachable and love any feedback that you would like to give them on their products. All things you hardly ever find in this day and age. And you know all those pesky questions you have? They don't mind answering them, and they don't make you feel like you are putting them out by asking them. 

    Dell Cove Spice Company carries a number of different spices to spice up just about anything you can think of. They literally have something for everyone, I knew exactly what I wanted to try from their shop when I saw it!!! Popcorn seasoning! My family is are huge popcorn nuts, its our go to snack at anytime. Well thanks to Dell Cove Spice Company, my movie night made me a rockstar! 

      All the items I received arrived beautifully packaged. Something I would be proud to give as a gift, but if you need special wrapping Dell Cove Spice Company is more than happy to oblige, and you can select that as an option in their shop. 
     All the items I received came in cute little resealable tins. Great for reusing! They are full to the top, when I say this I mean it! Be careful opening them because they are so full, Dell Cove Spice Company wants to make sure that you are getting as much as possible for the money you spent. Which is amazing! Each tin is good for about two large amounts (4-6 cups) of popped popcorn. It is also so easy! All you have to do is use 2-4 Tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan and two Tablespoons of seasoning and melt the seasoning in the butter over medium heat and then pour it over your popcorn! I guarantee you will never taste anything like this in your life! I am not ashamed to say I sat and ate an entire large mixing bowl of Margarita popcorn by myself.... and you know the Kettle corn too!

     Out of all the seasonings I got I found 4 that I am absolutely in love with and will be purchasing more of once I run out. The Kettle corn, Margarita, Gingerbread and Pizza. The Kettle corn is everything you expect it should be, sweet, salty , buttery and oh so delicious. What makes it even better is you can eat it while its still warm... YUM!
     The Margarita is sweet, with a touch of lime tangy-ness! You get that touch of saltiness, that you would get from the lovely rim of your margarita glass. Its amazing how they were able to capture the flavor!
     Gingerbread... warm and inviting! This actually reminded me of my grandmothers gingerbread that she used to make during the holidays! It's sweet and warm, the flavor is unparallelled to anything that I have ever tasted before!
    Pizza- OMG who doesn't love pizza? I know I do. Whats also great about this, is it doesn't taste artificial, like many pizza seasonings do... thats because there is nothing fake about it. It has everything in it that you would get on a pizza! Cheese, tomatos, red paper flakes mmmm! Whats also great is you can use this in other recipes! Which I did with homemade saltine crackers! They came out amazing!

      Dell Cove Spice Company was also so great and sent me a variety of their gourmet popcorn! They have the ultimate one stop shop! You can get everything you need for a great movie night or maybe for a Christmas gift? They have a great number of different popcorn ranging from Black Pearl to Amish (your movie style popcorn). It offers a great opportunity to try new styles of popcorn in a number of flavors!
      Maybe popcorn isn't your thing? I don't know why on earth it wouldn't be... but maybe its not. (tisk tisk.. just sayin!) Dell Cove Spice Company also has a number of bbq and rub seasonings... maybe for the man in your life? They all have comical names but sound amazing! Imagine your baby back ribs slow cooking to perfection after being rubbed down with Southwest Chipotle dry rub... I am salivating as I am writing this! That sounds so delicious!

     So weather you want to be the rockstar of movie night, need a delicious and beautiful gift or you want to try something new and exciting... Dell Cove Spice Company has what you need. They will not disappoint. Whats even better is everything they send you, comes with instructions! I am a little embarrassed to say but I had never popped popcorn on a stove top. But you know that's okay because with the included instructions, it was fail proof!.


David and Patricia wanted to make sure that you got the chance to try something to!

Magnetic Spice Rack!
Dell Cove Spice Co.'s magnetic spice kit - filled with 6 different spices - makes the perfect foodie gift for someone who loves to cook and wants an attractive focal point for their kitchen! Dell Cove Spice Co.'s magnetic canisters will stick to anything metal - a steel panel on a wall, a wall painted with magnetic paint, the door of a refrigerator, even on an oven hood!

This is for 8 food-grade magnetic spice tins – which means they’re safe to put food into – with labeled clear tops so you can see the spices you're reaching for!

The spice rack includes six organic spices that every chef needs:

- basil
- oregano
- thyme
- red pepper
- tarragon
- our organic garlic pepper blend (a staple for everything from soups to grilled fish)

The last two spices will be a mix of the most fresh ingredients - and more exotic - that we have, to get people's creative culinary juices flowing!

The spice rack comes with recipes and is packaged in a gift box, tied with a pretty ribbon, and ready to give as a gift.

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