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An afternoon in #Brooklyn

A couple of weeks ago my son had to attend a job meeting at Times Square.  The meeting was for his summer internship and was 8 hours long.

My husband and I decided to ride him into Manhattan and spend the day in the city.  We wanted to do something different during our trip, so after spending the morning in Manhattan, we decided to take a drive over to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is just a bridge ride from Manhattan.  I had always wanted to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and this was a perfect opportunity.

Here are photos and a video from our afternoon in Brooklyn.

We started the trip in Brooklyn by taking a walk down by the water overlooking Manhattan.

Convenient street signs pointed us to the direction of popular attractions.

Love locks that are found along the fences.

A view of the Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn.

No trip to Brooklyn is complete without a trip to Grimaldi's famous Pizzeria.

The perfect pizza.

As we walked the streets I loved seeing places that were familiar to me.


Remember When? Fun Outdoor Games of The Past

Nowadays it seems like we don't spend enough time outdoors anymore.  I can recall playing outside from the moment I finished my homework until it was time for dinner.  Even after dinner we would run outside and play until our mom called us inside for the evening.

Some of my favorite outdoor games included tag, red light green light, hop scotch, double dutch, hot peas and butter and hide and go seek.  There were also the fun hand clapping games that I would play with my sister and friends for hours.  Sometimes we would play so long our hands would hurt.

This Sunday is Disconnect Day.  This day was designed to encourage people to put down the electronics and reconnect with the real world.  Go outside and explore new things.

I find myself spending a lot less time online nowadays and I love it.  I am spending more time with my family and friends and being more active.  There is a lot of beauty outside, get out there and enjoy it.

Do you plan on disconnecting this weekend?  If so, wh…

Kuuk Silicone Oven Mitts/Gloves with Non-slip Grip

Having reliable oven mitts is so important.  The Kuuk Silicone Oven Mitts have a Non-Slip Grip that helps give extra support when lifting hot pans and items and are made from 100% FDA approved silicone.  They are very flexible and comfortable.

The grooved ciricles on the mitts cling to glass, bake ware, stoneware, metals and plastic and give me peace of mind knowing I will have fewer slips, and messes when gripping items.

The interior of the gloves are very comfortable.  They are a cotton/polyester blend that is soft against my hands and give me added protection against heat.

The gloves are a generous size to fit most hand sizes.

The Kuuk silicone oven mitts are heat resistant up to 450 degrees.

When purchasing the Kuuk silicone gloves, you receive a free gift with purchase of  a durable silicone trivit hot pad.   The hot pad creastes a safe space to place hot pots, pans and casseroles.  They also aid in opening jars because they offer a tight grip for traction.

You can purchase the …

Join PinchMe for Quality Free Samples

Are you familiar with PinchMe?
PinchMe is a free sample site that introduces consumers to great new products.
Each week, new products are introduced in limited supplies.  Once you try the new products you are asked to fill out short questionnaires with your opinion about them.
Check out all of the products that were recently introduced to some members:
BandAid- Top Quality Adhesive strips that stay where I put them.
Playtex Sport- reliable protection for active women.
Summer's Eve Night Cleansing Cloths- provides freshness when I need it.
Starbucks Sweetened Ice Coffee K-Cups- delicious and refreshing
Luzianne Sweet Tea Concentrate- My husband's favorite! Delicious!
Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion with Aloe- Deep Moisture with healing agents of Aloe.  Feels great on my skin.
Shea Moisture Shampoo and Hair Mask- Provides a great clean and great moisture for my dry summer hair.
Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish- beautiful color and covers well.
Berocca Vitamin/Mineral Su…

The Green Garmento OrGREENizer

The Green Garmento Orgreenizer is a smart eco-friendly bag that has 4 functions!

The bag stand is very easy to put together.  It snaps together without tools in a couple of minutes.  Once assembled it allows the Green Garmento OrGreenizer to function as a hamper.

The bag also functions as a carrier for taking your laundry from the stand directly to the washing machine.  It is perfect for college students or busy moms to grab and go.

The OrGreenizer is also a garment bag.  Take it to the cleaners when dropping off and picking up your clothing.  It allows you to take your dry cleaning home without using plastic bags.  This is great for the environment.

The OrGreenizer also functions as a dufflebag.  Its great for sports equipment and has lots of room.

I love all of the great functions of this bag and having a son who is in college can appreciate its uses.  This product saves me time and money.

Product Description From The Shark Tank to store shelves, The Green Garmento introduces a new…

Swagbusters Swag Code Extravaganza [US]

TODAY ONLY! Swagbucks is giving out 30 SB in Swag Codes for the Swagbusters Swag Code Extravaganza! Check out the Swag Code schedule here for the where and when to make sure you get them all!!

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The Swagbusters Swag Code Extravaganza is Wednesday, June 17th from 7am PDT/10am EDT to 6pm PDT/9pm EDT! 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 30 SB! Swag Codes will appear on:

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Gain Flings Make Doing Laundry Easy #laundryredefined #ad

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I have always been a huge fan of Gain detergent.  My earliest memories are seeing Gain commercials on television and watching it being used with cold water.  I love saving money, great scent and convenience when it comes to doing laundry. 

I always said that Gain was so perfect as a detergent, there was no way it could be improved.  Then Gain Flings came along...

Gain flings are premeasured detergent pacs that contain lots of scent and great stain fighting power.  They are so convenient.  I just "fling" one into my washing machine before adding my clothing, and it does all the work for me.   

My son plays on an adult Amateur Baseball League and he gets those grass and dirt stains I dread.  Having the Gain Flings with the OxiBoost gives me that extra c…

Aennon Worklight/Flashlight Review

The Aennon Worklight/Flashlight is an all in one flashlight that is very functional.
It has a stand attached to allow you to set it up and work hands free. 
There is also an attached hook to allow you to hang the light from your car hood or any place else you desire.
It is also magnified on the bottom to stick to metal surfaces.
The light itself is super bright and can light a large area.
The light doubles as a flashlight with the click of the on/off button.
This product uses 3 AA batteries, which are included.
The flashlight itself is made from a heavy gauge plastic and is very durable.  It also has ridges to easy holding.
It is lightweight and a nice size that makes it comfortable to hold.

This product is available on Amazon

Disclosure:  I received this product to review for my honest opinion.  Your opinion may differ.

Magikuchen Set of 5 Engraved Measuring Spoons Review

Magikuchen Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons are a wonderful quality set of spoons.

The spoons are made of a heavy stainless steel and are conveniently nestled  on a heavy gauge stainless steel ring.

I like that the spoon are color coated in a comfortable silicone handle.  The spoons clean easily with a mild soap and are dishwasher safe.

I like the deep spoon slots.  It makes pouring and measuring easier.  I don't have to worry about spillage.

Each spoon is clearly engraved with the measurement.

You receive 5 spoons in this set.  The measurements are:

1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tbsp
1 tbsp

As an added bonus, there is an egg separator included in the box with the spoons.  I found this to be a very nice gesture.

These spoons make a great addition to any kitchen and would make a great gift for a wedding, birthday, holiday.

This product is available on Amazon

Disclosure:  I received these spoons to review for my honest opinion.  Your opinion may differ.

Antibacterial Cutting Boards Review

Protecting my family from foodborne illnesses due to cross contamination is a top priority for me in the kitchen
I love to do a lot of cooking in my kitchen and I do not using the same cutting boards for my veggies as I do for my meats.These antibacterial cutting boards are ideal for me. 

These Antibacterial cutting boards are a nice ample size.  I have plenty of surface space for cutting and prepping.  
These boards become bacteria free after 60 seconds in the microwave.
Each board is marked with a food icon so you do not have to worry about the cross contamination.

Check out my video review:

Manufacturer's Notes:
✔ PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM THE DANGERS OF FOODBORNE ILLNESSES - You hear news stories all the time about people suffering from food poisoning or restaurants being shut down for unsafe, unsanitary practices. The number one cause of foodborne illness in home and commercial kitchens alike is cross-contamination of the bacteria that adheres to cutting boards. But the Kitopi… - Your Text Book Alternative

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