Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FixnZip Review and Giveaway

FixnZip is an amazing and innovative product that has filled a need that had previously resulted in people throwing away perfectly good items. FixnZip is a solution to broken zippers that have lost the sliding mechanism resulting in rendering the item useless.
FixnZip is made of a strong zinc die cast, and is nickel plated. I love that it is also manufactured and assembled entirely in the US. They easily tighten and loosen with a screw system to make repair easy and they come in 3 sizes. They also come in 2 colors, nickel and black graphite.
-Each FixnZip works on both tooth and coil style zippers. It also works on metal, plastic, and nylon zippers so you don’t need different kinds for each.

-They also work on a range of zipper sizes
-Small fits sizes 1-4 (common on coin purses, bags and clothing)
-Medium fits sizes 5-8 (mostly found on jackets, backpacks, purses, sleeping bags and tents)
-Large fits sizes 8-10 (such as wetsuits, some heavy duty jackets, jeep windows, large canvas tents, golf cart covers, boat enclosures)
I found the small FixnZips super useful. I used one to repair a camping table bag that had lost its slider. It worked great! I also used one to replace the slider on my daughters packnplay bag after it had broken off from being tossed about when we traveled by plane.
It was very simple to put on. I simply lined up the zipper by pressing a few teeth together and tightened on the zipper with the little screw mechanism. After tightening it I checked to see if it was zipping correctly. You can tighten it and loosen it as needed in order to get a good zip. Each zipper type is a little different but the same basic technique works.
I think this is so smart and really fantastic! I used to work as a leather seamstress and replaced countless amounts of zipper sliders during that time. This is such a great at home solution for people that don’t have a place to get their zippers fixed and I highly recommend keeping at least one of each handy for Zipper emergencies.
Here are some great how-to videos:
You can learn more about FixnZip along with purchasing this amazing product on their website:
FixnZip is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a set of 3 of their awesome zippers, one of each size!

*Rae has also written this blog as a contribution to the Thrifty NiftyMommy . You can read more from Rae (In Spanish!) on her personal blog, Pompa En Tela.*

Monday, November 4, 2013

Print Place Review

Print Place specializes in creating professional quality printed products with full color 100% offset printing. They offer a very user friendly website tool that provides a flexible instant quote once you have entered what you would like to order. Proofs for your order are also instantly generated upon purchase. They provide exceptional quality and service.
I received some beautiful and fun business cards from Print Place to review and also use for my business. I was able to select the design, style and size of the cards! One thing I really liked was that as soon as the design was done I received a proof of what it would look like. The process was so easy and I was able to have my logo and all the info I needed on the card.
I could hardly wait to receive my cards. I was thoroughly pleased and excited about the amazing quality of the cards. The colors were bright and I was excited to see that the printing was not grainy. I also liked that the cards were printed on both sides instead of just one. This allowed me to have a fun backing on the card and all my info on the front. Can you tell I love owls?
Print Place doesn’t only offer business cards. They also offer booklets, calendars, greeting cards along with several other great products. They offer great products for both personal and businesses. If you need something they will work with you personally to make sure that the product appears how you want it. Another exciting thing is that Print Place is American made from American sources!

I am really in love with the quality of these cards! Every time I hand one out or send one with an order I know that it adds that professional touch.

 *Rae has also written this blog as a contribution to the Thrifty NiftyMommy . You can read more from Rae (In Spanish!) on her personal blog, Pompa En Tela.*

Candy Galaxy Review

Candy Galaxy is a huge online store that carries a wide assortment of delicious sweets. They are a great place to purchase candy for any and every occasion. They have a great team dedicated to making sure to provide you with the best selection of sugary goodness from their 45,000 square foot warehouse.
At Candy Galaxy you can select from a variety of options to include what color or occasion you want the candy for. You can also purchase candy in bulk of pick a selection. They have such a great variety of chocolates, lollipops and even chocolate covered insects that you could spend hours picking out what you want.
Candy Galaxy was kind enough to send me some beautiful rock candy crystal sticks. I received blue, red and pink ones! They are so pretty and delightful. They make me think of those old candy shops with the rock candy sticks in clear jars.
The candy was very yummy and so much fun to eat. The colors are very vibrant and in their shop they have a whole rainbow of rock candy color choices so you can color coordinate them for a party or special occasion.
I really love the fantastic selection of sweets you can find at Candy Galaxy and they have great options for parties like their candy buffet selections. With so many sweet options what is there not to love!
You can check out Candy Galaxy’s amazing selection on their website:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stamped By Design Review and Giveaway

Stamped By Design makes beautiful keepsake pieces that are hand stamped. These unique custom pieces are hand stamped to order and are a great way commemorate a special occasion or celebrate someone special in your life.

I received a beautiful customized hand stamped personalized whimsy tilted heart - mommy or couple necklace keepsake necklace with a birthstone charm on it. I love how beautiful and smooth the metal heart is. It is like a heart shaped petal and looks so delicate. It comes on a simple chain which I like since it didn’t distract from the beautiful pendant.

Stamped By Design has some really beautiful necklace choices. There are several choices that you can customize with the names of special family members and even their birthstones on some. I like that there is such a great variety to choose from depending on how many names you would like to have on them. There are also a few metal choices to choose from.

Stamped By Design also offers some other special keepsake pieces that are hand stamped. In the shop you can find cuffs and bracelets and even special hand stamped collar stays! There are also key chains and metal guitar picks that you can have hand stamped. One of the cutest items I saw that I liked in Stamped By Design were the hand stamped wedding forks.

Custom jewelry is a special keepsake not only for yourself but it also makes a great gift for the special people in your life. Stamped By Design allows you to celebrate those you love and special moments with them. You can Check out Stamped By Design by visiting: http://www.etsy.com/shop/StampedbyDesign you can visit their website: www.stampedbydesign.com and even swing by their Facebook page and say hi! https://www.facebook.com/stampedbydesign

Stamped By Design is offering a $20 certificate to their shop for one lucky winner!

*Rae has also written this blog as a contribution to the Thrifty NiftyMommy . You can read more from Rae (In Spanish!) on her personal blog, Pompa En Tela.*

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

B Nature Organic Clothing for Babies

B nature believes that organic products are the best for our planet and all living things. Their organic baby clothes are some of the nicest you will find. B nature loves babies and believes they deserve to dress in the beautiful and soft organic clothing. B nature offers beautiful high quality baby basics made with pure 100% certified organic cotton which is incredibly soft.
I received a beautiful Girl's Sleeveless Bodysuit in Pointel from B nature for this review. Right from the minute I saw the packaging I knew this was going to be a fantastic product. B nature uses very natural tones for most of their clothing and their packages have the same organic look and feel to them.
I received a beautiful ivory body suit with brown stitching details. There is even a cute little bee from the B nature logo on the chest. Since it is sleeveless it has pretty and soft ruffle straps that go over and under the shoulder and also across the back and neck line of the bodysuit.
The 100% organic cotton pointel is so very soft and luxurious. It is a great fabric for those hot summer days. It keeps your baby nice and cool because it breaths so well and is a nice light weight cotton. This body suit is great for your tiny little wiggler. My daughter is usually pretty warm when it comes to body temperature so I was glad to see a fabric that would allow her skin to breathe and cool down.
I love how pretty this bodysuit is. It is great for everyday but it also looks very pretty for more dressed up outfits. The ruffles add a nice little fancy touch and I think ruffles always look so sweet on little girls. I like the nice natural ivory color of the cotton, it gives it a very organic look. This body suit is also available in a soft rose color.
B nature has a variety of fantastic baby basics. They range from rompers to T-shirts and everything inbetween for both boys and girls. You can easily find beautiful organic clothing on their website: http://bnatureorganic.com. It is a great place to buy clothing for your newborn all the way up to your toddler and know that it is made from 100% certified organic cotton.
B nature if offering a special coupon to you as a reader for 20% off your purchase with the coupon code: thrifty_organic_baby. This is valid through the end of 2013!

Si te gustaría leer esta entrada en español por favor visita Pompa En Tela.

*Rae has also written this blog as a contribution to the Thrifty NiftyMommy . You can read more from Rae (In Spanish!) on her personal blog, Pompa En Tela.*

Monday, April 29, 2013

Charming Vintage Jewels Review and Giveaway

Charming Vintage Jewels is a wonderful Etsy shop where you can purchase beautiful Custom Keepsake Jewelry. It is run by a very crafty mama called Meleya who loves scrapbooking, card making, jewelry and all kinds of other creative activities. She makes beautiful keepsake jewelry from both hand stamped metals and photo pendants and also makes beautiful keepsake photo boxes and her new gift collection.
I was very excited to receive a beautiful Vintage Inspired Glass Photo Locket in Bronze with a photo of my daughter in it. It was so hard to pick from all the wonderful pendant choices. There were several choices of pendants all equally beautiful but I am such a sucker for lockets. The beautiful design on the front of the locket really caught my eye.
I was so very excited to receive my gorgeous necklace! It came in a beautiful aqua green colored box, one of my most favorite colors, with a ribbon around it and the “Charming Vintage Jewels” wax seal on it. It was like unwrapping an elegant Christmas gift.
When I opened the box I was so excited to see my daughter s face on the beautiful keepsake photo tin inside. It is so cool that Meleya creates such a beautiful place to keep your personal treasures and of course her beautiful jewelry which is a precious treasure itself.

Inside the tin I found the locket, it was exquisite! The bronze finish on the metal was so beautiful and the lid of the locket looks like a flower. I had sent Charming Vintage Jewels a few pictures to choose from and surprise me and I think that the choice was perfect. This is a wonderful piece of jewelry that I will always cherish.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day I highly recommend you check out Charming Vintage Jewels. Their one of a kind jewelry makes an unforgettable keepsake that any mom would cherish forever.

You can purchase your very own keepsake jewelry at Charming Vintage Jewels: http://www.etsy.com/shop/charmingvintagejewel

Charming Vintage Jewels is offering one lucky reader an item of their choice!

Si te gustaría leer esta entrada en español por favor visita Pompa En Tela.

*Rae is a contributing writer as part of the Thrifty NiftyMommy Blogger Network. You can read more from Rae (In Spanish!) on her personal blog, Pompa En Tela.*