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WebSites You Should Know About But Probably Don’t

In Beauty, Fashion, Hair, House & Yard, Life, Life @ Home, Make-up, Skincare, Urban Dweller on July 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

Here’s some websites that aren’t quite famous yet (ala Amazon and Ebay)  but I thought that it might interest you and if you shop online (like I do regularly i LOVE Amazon) you too will be happy to have extra sites to check out. I have found personally that some of my local stores don’t carry X brand and so I have to resort to online or that the cost even with shipping is sometimes cheaper. I also wanted to share this for another reason if you have ever known anybody homebound you know they will appreciate it regardless of their age (whether is a new mommy or an elderly grandparent – they will feel a level of independence by being able to shop at home for themselves) also there’s some great deals which I LOVE to share (who couldn’t use a great deal in this economy)

Casa – for all things home

Wag – lets be honest where would we be without our pets? I lost my pet of 14 years not too long ago and so I hope to get a pet again very soon)  – Free shipping on ALL orders over $49 and deliveries are very quickly (p.s. this place has stuff for a lot more than dogs)

Soap – Here’s everything you ever ran out of the house for and made that extra errand because you forgot. All products are delivered in 1-2 days for FREE!

Beauty Bar – For all of us who love to shop for skincare, make up, men, fragrances, & natural products. 3 FREE samples with every order!

YoYo – Just as the name implies this is a site all about Toys

Diapers – Yes Diapers.com for all you parents out there has everything to do with the babies in your life (I highly recommend this also for grand parents, aunts, uncles, etc. Huge variety and might I add its easy to go online to Babies R Us and compare prices to get the best deals) Free shipping on $49 or above

I really hope you enjoy this list the above websites are all part of Quidsi a Latin term for “What If” – these 6 wesbites allow you to checkout with 1 shopping cart and save money by shopping 2 sites or more and Spend $39  you earn Free Shipping.

Also If your a NEW customer to these sites there is a banner with a code to save 10% at Checkout!  Plus the fixed banner has other specials advertised (like today as I type this Soap.com has 10% off purchases for 1st and 2nd time buyers just type in the appropriate code at checkout!)

 

 

 

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Repuroposing Ideas – Other ways to use Hydrogen Peroxide

In House & Yard, Life, Life @ Home, Urban Dweller on July 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

Next time your looking at that bottle of hydrogen peroxide (H202) and wondering what else can I use this for other than my scrapes and cuts these suggestions might surprise you. I personally have many uses for it (I use it as a teeth whitener with some baking soda on a toothbrush right before bed – it really will help remove stains / yellowing.)

Consumer Reports Kitchen Review

In House & Yard, Life @ Home, Urban Dweller on June 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hi Everybody,

Today I thought after reading my Consumer Report’s Kitchen Planning & Buying guide magazine I thought I would just share with you the results. Here’s the  results hope this helps (obviously some of us have favorite brands for certain items but if you don’t and you find your self needing any of these items I hope this helps your search)

  • EarthPan w/ Sand Flow Cookware $190.00 for the set
  • Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker $100 – does both full pot and individual cup
  • Henckels Twin Professional “s” Knives $290.00 for the set
  • Hamilton Beach Digital Toaster $35.00
  • KitchenAid Architect series hand mixer $60 – comes with dough hook, whisk, wire beaters
  • KitchenAid Classic stand mixer $200.00
  • Vita-mix 5200 Professional Blender $450.00
  • Emerson CCM901 Coffee/Espresso maker $80
  • Breville Smart Oven Toaster Oven $250.00 – its pretty much like a second oven. it can convection roast 4lb chicken, bakes, etc.
  • Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender $60
  • Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juicer $80.00 – slightly noisy but performed as well as models twice its cost
  • Great range – Samsung FTQ307NWGX $1,800. 00 – has both induction and convection technology in this range no need to pay for more expensive or separate models anymore
  • Great Fridge – Samsung RF4287HARS $2,999.00 – Has 4 doors 1 even counter height great for those in wheel chairs or kids.  Different temp controls and convenient french door style.
  • Top mop – H20 Mop ulta $100 – provides great heat/steam other good top 3 picks were the Eureka Enviro Steamer and Oreck Stea It-100

 

66 All Natural Cleaning Products

In Going Green, Green Scene, Life on April 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

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Sometimes there are so many cleaning options in the cleaning aisle it can be overwhelming which brand to choose and since most of the brands are not all natural they are loaded with chemicals – here is a list of natural cleaning products many of which you probably have in your home on a daily basis and finally read this article as well. 

Tea Tree Oil

In Going Green, Life @ Home, Skincare on January 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

Tea tree oil is a great oil with so many uses that I am sure it will become a staple in your house. I am going to share a brief list of the many uses for tea tree oil around the home and for personal care. Often people hear how great an oil is but what good is spending money on something if your not aware of the many uses it has. Then it just sits around your home taking up space.

  1. Can be used to treat toe nail fungus
  2. Acne, – try dabbing it on your acne and let it dry
  3. Clean surfaces by adding 2 Teaspoons to 2 Cups of water
  4. Apply either directly or partially diluted to a cold soar it helps heal faster
  5. Add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo to help heal dandruff  (or apply directly to scalp for a treatment)
  6. Add 10 drops to a cup of water then spray onto pet or work through pet’s hair with flea comb
  7. Add 1 Tablespoon to your washer to disinfect
  8. Apply 2 drops to a tick then try removing if it doesn’t let with tweezers add another drop
  9. Add 1 Teaspoon to a boiling pot of water and steam your face

If you use tea tree oil a different way then listed above please share it with our fellow readers

1000+ Uses for Vinegar

In Going Green, Life @ Home, Los Angeles, NYC, Urban Dweller on January 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

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Are you on the search for a product that can multitask?  Plain old white vinegar has so many uses (I don’t recommend taking this internally its pH level and acidity is different from that of ACV) but otherwise there are so many uses and its Eco-friendly and very cheap to buy! Most big stores carry it (wal-mart, target, grocery stores both regional and national across the USA).

In fact check out This Link and see the 1,001 Uses for White Distilled Vinegar