Waterproof digital thermometer EatSmart Precision PRO

Brought to you by EatSmart Products and Terri’s Little Haven.

You have to love a company named EatSmart. Just thought I’d throw that in there, lol. I have a couple of EatSmart products to share with you but today I’m going to focus on the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer and why I think you should purchase this EatSmart product.

Eating undercooked food can be very dangerous and cause serious health issues. These days I have a tendency to overcook instead of risking undercooking. If you have ever overcooked meats, you know how dry they can be. And tough. If you have ever undercooked food, you know how frustrating it is to have to start the oven or grill over and cook it until it’s done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve called the family to the table only to have to send them off again to do whatever they were doing so I could finish cooking something that wasn’t completely cooked. I don’t have the problem of under or over cooking any more thanks to my new EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer.

My digital thermometer came packed securely from Amazon.

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EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer

The thermometer is black in color and the digital backlight is blue. The numbers are large and easy to read even when I don’t have my reading glasses on. I also love the case to keep the probe protected in. It’s anti-microbial and since I have a BIG problem with germs (I don’t like them, lol), odor and mold, this anti-microbial case is one of the reasons I wanted this particular food thermometer.

I grilled out today and used my thermometer to make sure my food was not undercooked OR overcooked. It turned out PERFECTLY and was so tender and juicy, I’ll never cook, grill or bake without my digital thermometer again. I can use it for just about anything I cook.

Let me show you just how easy it is to grill the perfect meal using this digital thermometer.

I washed and seasoned a pork loin and wrapped it in tinfoil to make cleaning the grill easier. I left the top open.

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer

I cooked my loin, low and slow. After what I deemed a reasonable length of time (I kept checking it) I stuck the thermometer probe in it to make sure it was the right temperature for what I was cooking. You will receive a temperature guide with your purchase.

I wanted it WELL done but not over grilled.

Checking…

Checking…

When it was ready, I took it up and served it.

It just doesn’t get any better than a perfectly prepared meal. Purchasing an affordable EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Thermometer will help you achieve perfection like it’s helping me. Can you afford NOT to buy one? No more having to throw away overcooked food in my house.

Don’t take my word for it, buy your EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Thermometer at Amazon. Connect with EatSmart Products on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest to stay up to date on products and promotions.

What food do you always have a tendency to under or over cook?

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I’m zipping and zapping with my new Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter

Brought to you by Astor and Terri’s Little Haven.

If someone had told me 10 years ago that there was such a thing as an electric bug swatter, I wouldn’t have believed them. But in this day and age, anything is possible. There are so many creative people in this world. Astor is one of those creative geniuses that has in fact invented not only an electric fly zapper, but it’s an EXTRA LARGE electric swatter at that.

My daughter pops in every day for lunch because she works a couple of blocks away from me and she ALWAYS lets flies in. If you saw my post on Facebook not too long ago about a fly that turned me into an maniac/acrobat (I was diving on the furniture, jumping in the air, sliding across the floor in my socks like a rock star, doing anything and everything to try to kill that pest) then you know how much I hate flies. Even more than hating flies, I hate gnats. If I can ever find a good gnat product, I’m investing in that company, lol.

When I came across the information for an Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter, I had two choices. 1 was to ignore it and 2 was to contact the company IMMEDIATELY to see if I could review this amazing new swatter. In case you’re wondering which one I decided to do, keep reading, ha.

I’m allergic to wasp and bee stings and so is Abby. I can take an allergy medicine and I’m generally okay after a sting, but Abby has to have a shot immediately. Now little Abby is an outdoor person (can you guess where she gets that from?). She lives for the great outdoors and is very adventurous. She wakes up and wants to know what time we can go for a walk. Or when she can ride her Ziggle or scooter. She loves making hop scotches with her sidewalk chalk and drawing with it. She spends hours bouncing her balls outside. Right now, wasp, bees, yellow jackets, flies, gnats and bugs I can’t identify, are in full force here. I swear I think they come in packs. I don’t like to keep insect repellent on Abby because of all of her allergies, so we brave the outdoors and pray she don’t get stung.

So, naturally, being an outdoor family, I wanted to own my own fascinating Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter as soon as I found about it.

fly swatter

My swatter arrived and I’ve been dying to use it. The chance presented itself today when my daughter arrived at lunch. SHE LET IN ANOTHER FLY.

Ugggg I hate flies.

I opened up my new electric bug swatter and handed it to her.

Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter

Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter

electric fly swatter

And she not only zapped 1 fly, she zapped 2. I would have really been in a state had I known two flies were in my house where I was preparing a loin to put on the grill. My house would have been destroyed from my trying to kill them bad boys. While she was busy swinging it around it zapped a couple of times although we didn’t see anything. I’m pretty sure it was gnats and I’m pretty sure she let them in too.

I HATE BUGS.

With the flies out of the way, I started the grill and as I’m going in and out, I’m taking and using my new bug swatter. I can once again enjoy my love of the outdoors & grilling (and so can Abby) without worrying about flying bugs. The nice length and width of the swatter allows me to kill bugs without getting closer to them than I’m comfortable with. I’ve been having so much fun with my swatter (I had to pry it out of Tiffany’s hands as she was leaving, she mentioned something about zapping James in the head with it… I’m sure she was kidding because she’s a jokester like her mama…, lol), that I’m almost sorry our evening meal is almost ready to take off of the grill.

Astor Extra Large Electric Swatter

What a fun electrifying experience. What is your favorite outdoor activity where this amazing product would come in handy? Boating, gardening, BBQing, sports?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Peeling made easier with my Priority Chef Vegitable Peeler

Brought to you by Priority Chef and Terri’s Little Haven.

I have heard and read some good things about the premium cooking accessories at Priority Chef and one of the products I really wanted for my kitchen was their Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler. I believe that anyone who does not know me personally might be surprised at just how much time I spend in my cozy kitchen. I love to cook and bake and when I’m having a bad pain day from my back injuries, cooking soothes me to the point my pain level decreases. There’s just something therapeutic about getting my hands all gooey in bread and pastry dough and many other favorite dishes I love to bake. I also love to cook on the stove and I try to be really creative with my meals. The prettier my food dishes look, the better chance I have that the kids will eat it.

While I’d love to spend my every waking moment cooking, I can’t stand for long periods of time so having the best kitchen accessories is a must. I have to look for time saving accessories or risk increasing my pain level. What I’ve heard and read about the Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler is that it’s so sharp, it can actually save a lot of time when preparing vegetables. Another plus is that it’s stainless steel (durable) and can be washed in the dishwasher although I’ve been washing mine by hand as was recommended.

Lets check it out. This is the package that my Priority Chef product came in. The peeler is not too big but definitely big enough.

I admit it looks sharp, but, is it really?

Well, I’d have to agree that this is the sharpest vegetable peeler I’ve ever owned. It peels vegetables with ease and preciseness. It doesn’t gouge into the vegetable, only removing the outer (skin) layer.

I got a little carried away with my potatoes lol. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting and becoming familiar with my new toy. I mean seriously, what’s not to like with this amazing premium 2 in 1 zoodle maker and peeler?

The handle is long enough that you get a nice big gripping area and I’ve not had any trouble with it slipping even when my hands are soaking wet from washing vegetables.

premium 2 in 1 zoodle maker and peeler

The possibilities are endless with what this dual Julienne and Vegetable peeler can do.

Be sure to check out this fantastic must have kitchen accessory at Amazon; Julienne Peeler – Vegetable Peeler. You will receive an eBook with lots of informative usage tips as well as a full list of recipes.

What would you use your Priority Chef Julienne and Vegetable peeler for? Carrots, zucchini, potatoes, something else?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Floating Glass Locket Necklace Giveaway #TinseledTokens


Brought to you by Tinseled Tokens and Terri’s Little Haven.

I have always loved lockets and giving them as gifts to young ladies has always seemed like a good idea. I will always remember the ones I had as a young girl. I kept secretive things in mine because you couldn’t see what was in them with the way they were designed back in my day. As I got older, I’d keep photos in my locket necklaces. And now, I still wear locket necklaces although my ideas of what to put in them have varied over the years. I’ve even been known to make charms. Every time I go to the fair I head for the booths that have charms for my lockets. Some of my favorite ones I’ve ordered online. Locket necklaces are the perfect gift for any one and for any occasion.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of being selected to review and give away to one of my readers, a Tinseled Tokens Floating Locket Necklace. After I tell you a little about it, you can enter for a chance to win one for yourself. Thanks to Tinseled Tokens for sponsoring the giveaway. If you are not a jewelry kind of gal, be sure to enter for a chance to win this for someone who is a jewelry kind of gal. It’s never too early to start on Christmas (great stocking stuffers).

Tinseled Tokens Floating Locket Necklace

The lockets and the necklace are silver in color and the necklace is what I call a snake chain. It feels smooth to the touch and is a generous 18 inches long. The locket opens wide and can hold quite a few charms. Mine came with charms but the giveaway winners locket necklace will not. I just wanted to point that out. There are charms available on Amazon.

Tinseled Tokens Floating Glass Locket Necklace

The locket snaps shut magnetically and is large enough to hold quite a few charms. I already had the charms photographed below but I just wanted you to see that it can hold these plus several more. You can customize your locket to each individual that you buy one for (you’ll want one too). Like I said, I buy charms when I find ones that I really like & that have a personalized meaning behind them.

Again, the necklace is 18 inches long which is a really nice length for a necklace.

The clasp is a lobster clasp so you don’t have to worry about losing your necklace. It’s a quality made necklace as well as a quality made locket. Anyone would be proud to own one.

If you live in the US and are 18 plus (please remember that the charms are not included), you can use the giveaway form below to enter. Thank you for participating and good luck.

Tinseled Tokens Floating Locket Necklace

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Top first time mortgage deals

Unless you’ve won the Lottery, inherited money, saved up from a very early age or gone straight into a job which pays handsomely, you are a hostage to fortune when applying for your first mortgage.

Without a mega deposit you’ll have to shop around for something you can afford, just to clamber on to that ladder, and the chances are that the interest rate may be painful. You may have seen an offer which appears tasty at first glance - Click here to use The Money Advice Service mortgage calculator which can give you an assessment of its viability.

The assumption is that your deposit will be somewhere in the low thousands, and therefore you might be restricted in what you can borrow. A lender will typically lend a certain multiple of your income or joint income. The more you have saved for the deposit, the better your LTV (Loan to Value) ratio will be, and the more options you will enjoy. The Government Help to Buy scheme makes it possible to get a mortgage with just a 5% deposit, and is well worth investigating.

Start planning ahead – perhaps even in your mid-to-late teenage years – and you’ll already be ahead of the pack. A strong employment history, of staying in jobs longer then a few weeks here and there, will help convince lenders that you are reliable.

Use comparison websites to look at all the relevant figures, not just interest rates. First-time buyers tend to be young people who move around. If this is you, and you plan to sell in 2-3 years for whatever reason, think before locking yourself into a five year initial rate that might enjoy a juicy interest rate – but also incurs punishing charges if you want to break out.

If you have been prudent and intend to plan ahead, then you might not want to automatically go for the lowest payment per month, as a higher value might pay off the mortgage faster depending on interest rate. The difference between a 20 and 25 year term might not bother you too much now, but you may think differently when you hit middle age -and realise you could have paid things off sooner with a touch more diligence.

A final tip: look for some perks. Bear in mind that you’ll need a few extra thousands for the extras – solicitors’ fees, set-up fees, stamp duty, valuations and surveys, and moving costs.

Your first time mortgage deal might not quite be perfect, but if it gets you on the property ladder and therefore on the journey towards owning your own home without destroying you economically, then it has served its purpose.