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: