Friday, July 10, 2015

Zester Grater By Chef Trusted Reveiw

I'm on a lemon kick lately. What's your summer craving? 

I got a Zester Grater By Chef Trusted to review. 

Since Isaak got his teeth out today we're on a cottage cheese, applesauce, yogurt, ice cream, jello, pudding and popsicle diet. 

I got Mica and Isaak ice cream for a snack. Then I put lemon zest and blueberries on top. It's simple, but they loved it!

The plastic thing covers the zester, for protection. We put it on when we store it.

Boasting non-scratch end tabs and a high quality soft-touch handle, the zester grater grates even the hardest cheeses into fine lacy strands.

Perfect for topping your favorite meatballs or spaghetti, our zester grater is also great for simple citrus zesting to add a natural flavor to your drinks. There's no other tool that combines effective grating and zesting as the Chef Trusted Zester Grater. Once you use it, you will know why.

Make your dishes unique with our new zester grater. It is the easiest way to decorate and add flavor to your dish. Grate a nice Reggiano or Parmesan over your salad. You can also shred chocolate or lemon over ice cream or desserts. It is possible to zest or grate fruits such as coconuts, lemons, oranges and limes over the top of your favorite cocktail or beer. Make rosti cakes by grating potatoes or a carrot cake by grating carrots. You can use this zester grater to grate garlic or ginger for stews, stir fries and so much more. Grate fresh cinnamon and toss some old spices to add unique flavors to your dish.

Cost: $24.95, but on sale for $11.47.

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Stainless Steel Toilet Brush and Holder - Bronze Review

Once upon a time I had a roommate in grad school that bought a new toilet brush every 1/2 a year. She said, "You just don't know what kind of germs are in those things! It grosses me out!" I was like, "You just don't have an idea of how little we change those things back where I'm from." We most certainly do not change our toilet brush every 1/2 a year.

Well it's been awhile since we've had a new toilet brush. I was thinking, That thing has got to be gross. The stand was. I'm glad I got a new Stainless Steel Toilet Brush and Holder in Bronze to review! 

This is a good quality toilet brush and holder. I have to admit, I've never had a toilet brush that looks nice. Certainly not high quality, unlike the one I got to review (which is high quality). 

This is made of heavy duty stainless steel with antique bronze finish. Stands out beautifully in any bathroom. Made of strong metal which will not bend, chip or rust. Fingerprint resistant and easy to clean.

It has a little cup inside that can be removed, and cleaned. I'll keep it around for awhile because it can be cleaned. It has Newly designed brush-hair Provides continuous product protection against the growth of odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

Cost: It's $30, but on sale for $7.99! That's such a steal for what you get!

Dimensions: 4.5 inches diameter (base) by 15.5 inches high. It really doesn't take up that much room. I do wish it had a little longer handle.

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Random Tid Bits

  1. Isaak just can't get enough of basket ball lately. We really should sign him up for the sport because he likes it a lot.

  2. Isaak's getting 3 teeth pulled right about now (I'm writing this ahead of time). His mouth is a crowded mess. He's excited because he gets money from the Tooth Fairy. I'm sure he won't be so excited when he has the numb feeling, and the pain afterwards.

  3. I got my first back to school catalog in the mail this week. It was from Lakeshore Learning Store. I think events and holidays are celebrated earlier and earlier every year. Truth be told - the boy's school doesn't get their back to school list until a week before school starts. I get the stuff, then they are sent home with things they don't need. What's the point of a list then? 

  4. We ran into a fourth grade teacher at Barnes and Noble. She said, "Hey Mica! I really hope I get you as a student!" She's a loud, fun lady. I said, "I'd love for Mica to have you. I also like the other teacher to. There are great 4th grade teachers at the school! A kid can't go wrong in 4th grade with the teacher they get." She is great! The other teacher is a male. He's the only male teacher at the school. I wish there were more male teachers. Diversity is nice.
    We're hoping Isaak stays on the trend of getting the opposite teacher than Mica had. We didn't care for Mica's 2nd grade teacher. She didn't push Mica enough. She'd tell the kids they were to have a spelling test on a certain day, and it would never happen. When we talked to her about our frustrations at conferences she just said, "The kids are just so good, we keep having parties." Ummm HELLO it's not Pump it Up. It's school. A place to learn. Some fun is great. She was too party happy. Isaak needs to be pushed. I hope he gets the other teacher. 

  5. The boys had a lock-in at the library a few weeks ago. We got called twice about Isaak. His chest hurt from running around. He looked white. I told them to call me back if he was still like that after 15 minutes. Then we were called because he wanted to go home. Apparently an older kid had kids in a pretend jail. He wouldn't let Isaak out. Isaak was in tears. I thought maybe he was over reacting. He tends to do that. The Librarian was apologetic. She said, "I understand how he's upset. We just can't be in all the spots in the library at all times. Isaak's a good kid!" I understood. It was late, and Isaak was tired. I told Isaak what to do if something like that happens again. He needs to A) Go find a Librarian. B) Tell them he has to go to the bathroom to get out of the situation. C) Just leave the situation. I felt bad that he had that experience. All the other boys (Mica, my nephew's Evan and Elijah) had fun.

Got Hives?

Isaak went to the zoo a few days ago with my parents; the next day he had hives. They got way worse just in a few hours. I got a call from Travis at work, "I don't know...maybe I should take him in." I thought he was over exaggerating. When I went home, and saw him, "I'm like wow. I guess you weren't exaggerating." 

I had Isaak hop in the bath. Then I rubbed calamine lotion all all over his body, topped it off with Hydrocortisone, and Benadryl before bed.

In the mean time Travis called the nurse. Thank goodness we have a nurse that's available 24 hours. She said we were doing all the right things. As long as he didn't have a fever, he was good. He was his spunky self, just itchy.

The thought rolled through my head that maybe he's allergic to shrimp. I can count on my hand the times we've had shrimp. We had it 3 days ago. My mom - that was a nurse said, "Nope. He would have had a reaction faster than that with shrimp." 

His poor eye!

He woke up with hives, so we called the dentist to see if it's ok to have his 3 teeth extracted. It is. He'll be numb, itchy, and in pain between doses of meds. today more than likely. My littlest man will be tired to from the Benadryl, and us waking him up in the middle of the night for another dose of meds.
The boys start their outdoor camp in 3 weeks. I really hope they both aren't going to break out in hives! Mica broke out last year when they got muddy. I'll have to send an extra shirt, and plastic bag for days like that. 

Got to love sensitive skin, and allergies.

I'm surprised my boys have more sensitive skin than I do. I've gotten a single hive on my face once in a blue moon, but it always goes away within a day. The only real hives I've gotten is with sulfa, and sulphates. No random outbreaks all over my body. I don't even have issues with eczema. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Benson Park

There's this park that is a 5 to 7 minute drive from my house that I didn't even know about. 

Thank goodness one of my facebook friends posted a picture of her kids at the park. A light bulb went off, I crawled out from under my rock, and now know about Benson Park.

I know parks aren't that big of a deal. I mean they are all over Omaha. This one is different. 

The have a new splash pad. I don't care how old you are, splashing in water is fun! 

*Bring water shoes.

The boys kept spraying each other. 

Boy will be boys. They kept standing over the sprayers to make it look like they were peeing. I gave them the evil eye of disapproval that my grandma taught me. 

Mica in particular would wait and wait for the buckets of water to fill up and fall on his head.


Since it's warm they dried off quickly. They then played on the playground equipment. They have a gigantic playground!

*Bring tennis shoes. We didn't. The climbing things would have been safer, and easier if they had tennis shoes.

This sort of gives you an idea on size, but there's a lot not showing.

They felt like they were the king of the mountain when they got up there.  

Mica liked their porthole. 

The there were cool random different things like this music box. When you hit it different bell sounds would play.

A car spinner.

A sand and water spinner.

A play clock.

A dino facts table.

A weather table.

They have a pond with ducks, a fountain, and a dock to go out on. there's pavilions, picnic tables, and more!

We'll for sure go back there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WW: Fourth {LINKY}

Homemade Doughnuts

The book Mica was reading. His sock was his bookmark.

I made Mica's hair all funky. He did not go out of the house like that. Ha Ha Hey it was red, white and blue. Isaak came out of his room with a homemade comb. We were all laughing.

The boys haven't been swimming for awhile, so we surprised them by taking them to a pool.

A yummy, but unsuccessful red (strawberries), white (ice cream) and blue (blueberries and mulberries) drink. It was supposed to be layered. I even put it in the freezer between pouring in each color. Sadly it just mixed all together. It tasted good though.

Travis made a fire the old school way, so we could have smores. :)

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