Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keep Your Hands Clean and Stay Healthy with GIANTmicrobes Moist Wipes

When I think of GIANTmicrobes I immediately think of all their humorous, fun, and educational plush dolls of microscopic organisms (over 1,000,000 times their actual size). However, you will also find other items at GIANTmicrobes such as a coffee mug, hand washing kit, and moist wipes. The kind folks over at GIANTmicrobes were kind enough to donate some moist wipes to me for some gift bags that I'm making my co-workers for National Medical Transcription Week 2014, which you will be hearing more about next month. Because my co-workers and I work in a hospital, we know that keeping your hands clean is the best way to stay healthy. We actually get emails all the time about different bugs or viruses going around the community and the number one thing they tell us to do is wash our hands often as this is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Pertussis, or whooping cough, has been an issue recently.


These moist wipes are great for use in the car, classroom, office, etc. I keep mine within reach on my desk in my cubicle so I can clean my hands in between trips to the bathroom or break room. Each canister includes 40 antibacterial wipes that measure 7 x 8 inches each. There are also hand washing tips on the back of the canister. Did you know that germs live in dirt and oil that get on your skin and they can double every 15 minutes! That right there is scary stuff. These wipes are only very lightly scented but it's a good, fresh, clean smelling scent. These wipes are soft but strong. They do a wonderful job at cleaning my grimy hands, making them feel refreshed for a long time after using them. Maybe it's just me but I also feel like they soften my hands up a bit as well. I'd love if these wipes came in a travel size also so I could throw them in my purse to take into stores and restaurants with me as well because sometimes anti-bacterial wipes get the job done better than hand sanitizers.

Where would you keep a canister of GIANTmicrobes moist wipes? 


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review of Regency Regent Guest Chair

**Disclosure: I received the below Regency Regent Side Chair for free from Shoplet.com as a member of the Shoplet Product Review Program. However, no other compensation was received. I was not influenced in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.**



The Regency Regent guest chair sold at Shoplet.com comes unassembled of course but can be put together fairly easily in around 30 minutes or so. I'm lucky enough to have a handy guy and he put this together for me with the easy to follow instructions that were included in the box. This chair is made of a comfortable black zenith fabric seat and back with stylish curved arm rests and a solid hardwood (cherry) frame. The fabric would be very easy to wipe clean. It measures approximately 34 inches from top to bottom and 22 inches from side to side and weighs 24 pounds. The seat is definitely more comfortable than most similar chairs and is padded very well. It's a very robust chair and can hold larger sized people well. It is very tastefully designed and would add a touch of class to just about any office, business, waiting room, lobby, etc. The chair is not bulky so whenever it's time for a change and you want to do some rearranging, this chair can be easily moved by yourself. My vacuum cleaner is also able to go under this chair perfectly from either side without hitting the legs so I don't have to worry about them getting damaged from my sweeper.  


Shoplet.com is the first place I check when I'm looking for office supplies or promotional products. Shoplet.com is where you want to go for all your office supply and office stationary needs and more. You'll also find a vast supply of promotional products at Shoplet.com, including top promotional products under $1.00 and promotional shirts, all of which can be personalized for your business needs.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review of Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses

**Disclosure:  I received a set of four 12 ounce Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses by Ozeri free for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not influenced in any way.**





Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses are stronger and more durable than common glasses, made of durable, heat and shatter resistant, mouth-blown borosilicate glass of the finest quality. They are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. They are made with a patent-pending double wall design that suspends drinks within an inner wall, creating a charming optical effect. Because of the double-walled design providing ultimate insulation, these glasses will keep your hands cool with hot drinks and free of condensation with chilled beverages. These Serafino glasses are great for drinking coffee, cappuccinos, hot or iced teas, cocktails, frozen beverages, and more. My favorite feature though is the wraparound contour that provides a natural aesthetic grip. These handmade glasses are designed for a lifetime of use. They look like they are bulky but they are actually lightweight and easy to hold onto.


I don't drink coffee at home very much, especially now that I have two 5-month-old puppies who are very curious about everything they see me with so I find it hard to sit down, relax, and enjoy a cup lately. Anyway, I made a cup of coffee in one of these Serafino glasses the other day and I sat down to try to enjoy it the best I could. Once my puppies noticed, they were climbing all over me so they could get a glimpse at what was in my glass. Since these glasses are insulated, my hand was not hot while holding onto my cup of coffee and because of the unique design and its lightweight, I was able to grasp it well and even lift it up over my head while shooing my pups away. I could have never done this while drinking my coffee from a traditional coffee cup. I'm definitely thankful for both of these great features. These are also great beverage glasses for one of my favorite drinks, orange pineapple juice. I can fill up a glass and let it chill in the freezer for 30-45 minutes and enjoy a nice cool drink without the glass ever sweating.

When my son wanted a cappuccino the other day, this was the only glass I wanted to use but as I was reaching for it in the dish drainer my son told me to stop because the glass was broken. Broken! What?! Sure enough, the Serafino glass I was reaching for was broken. It was chipped in one place and cracked in about three places. I have no idea how this happened since I didn't treat this glass any differently than my others. I had hand washed it and put it in the dish drainer to dry and it was like this the next time I went to use it. I contacted the company via email and they responded back with an apology and stated that it was unusual for something like this to happen and that it must have been a defect and they were going to replace my broken glass right away. I concur that it must have been a defective glass because they seem really well made. That's completely understandable and I was very pleased with their customer service. Things happen.


Despite the mishap with one of the glasses, I think the Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Beverage and Coffee Glasses are pretty great. I love the unique design and I love that I can use them for both hot and cold beverages. These will be the perfect glasses for summertime entertaining with my friends and family.   

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Moms' Night Out From Purex Giveaway


Being a mom is by far the hardest job I've ever had and I think most other moms would agree. Sometimes us moms just need a break though, which is why Purex is celebrating Mother’s Day and the release of Sony’s new motion picture, Moms’ Night Out, by giving away a night out for you and up to five friends. I've never had the pleasure of having a Moms' Night Out but if I ever did I'd want it to be simple. I'd like to have a long dinner and a few drinks with a few good friends at a place like Buffalo Wild Wing or Texas Roadhouse where we could be loud and no one would really notice or care. Afterwards I'd love to see a movie and drink fountain Cokes share a large tub of salty, buttery popcorn. And before going home I'd love to stop at the self serve frozen yogurt shop. That's a lot of eating and drinking! I don't know if I could manage all that food and drinks but if I could it would be fun. What would be your perfect Moms' Night Out? 
You can enter the Moms' Night Out from Purex giveaway here: http://insiders.purex.com/MomsNightOutGiveaway?id=23.
Moms' Night Out stars Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins and hits theaters on May 9, 2014, Mother's Day Weekend. Click here for an exclusive sneak peak. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review: Alone Yet Not Alone {and Giveaway}


Alone Yet Not Alone is the inspirational true story of two young sisters, Regina and Barbara Leininger, who were abducted in the autumn of 1755 by Allegheny warriors during the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre during the French and Indian War. Until that day, the God-fearing Leininger family were enjoying the blessings of a beautiful homestead and a plentiful harvest deep within American's new frontier. As they were being separated, Barbara, the older of the two sisters, made Regina promise to never lose the song of her heart, Alone Yet Not Alone. It was their undying faith in God and the powerful bonds of family that brought Barbara and Regina back together again. Despite all obstacles, they never forsook their faith in Jesus Christ and they knew that even in their darkest hour they were never alone.

Alone Yet Not Alone is a juvenile fiction book and a quick read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author did a wonderful job at retelling this story that had been passed down to her from her grandmother Leininger. I don't think I could have been as strong as Barbara and Regina were during the years that they were separated from each other and the rest of their family. It was because they never lost faith in their savior that brought them back together. The author did a remarkable job at describing all the characters, as well as the backdrop. I definitely got a feel of how life was in the 1700s. Alone Yet Not Alone is a great book for both young and old to read.

It is the author's prayer that those who read Alone Yet Not Alone will be encouraged to run the race of life with undaunted faith and endurance, drawing strength from the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. I myself am not a Christian but I don't mind reading stories such as this once in a while and I'm not afraid to admit that I was personally moved by this book. I don't know or often meet people with this much faith anymore so it was a refreshing read.

About The Author: Tracy Leininger Craven loves history and retelling real-life stories in her historical fiction books. She also loves spending her free time in the great outdoors with her husband David and their three children.

The faith-based movie based on the book Alone Yet Not Alone will be released in theaters on June 13, 2014? The official website for the movie is http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com. You can also find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aloneyetnotalone and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AYNAthemovie. If you want to go ahead and reserve your seats now, you can do so at http://seatzy.com/main/moviedetail/alone-yet-not-alone. I'm going to pass my copy of Alone Yet Not Alone off to a young lady who I know would love to read this story but I'm also doing a giveaway right here on my blog and one lucky Precisely Mine reader will win a copy as well.

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