Monday, December 5, 2011

Cold Weather!

I know most people wouldn't think about too many gadgets when the weather gets colder. But with winter upon us I found a gadget accessory. Isn't frustrating when you have a touch screen phone or mp3 player and have gloves on. Its a huge production to just to make a call or change a song. Well I have found the answer....gloves that are made just for these situations. There are all different kinds and so far I have found them ranging from $15.00 to $50.00. Here are the one's I found at a department store on the low end of the price range and they are wonderful!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Than Just Gadgets!

Recently, I hosted a Pampered Chef party for one of my other passions...Cooking. Not only did my friends and I have a great time; I was able to get some great new gadgets for cooking free. In particular, I am really excited about two items. The deep dish covered baker, which is a stoneware cooker that is microwave, oven and refridgerator safe. We tried the baker out the night of the show and made Loaded Baked Potato Chowder all in the microwave. It was AMAZING! Talk about selling itself. Can't wait to try mine out, especially for Thanksgiving.

The second item I can't wait to put to use is the Grill Basket, wait I know you are thinking "Grill?"  in November, but yes I plan on trying it out this weekend to make scallops and veggies without losing half of the food to the fire and not having to put it all on a skewers.

Got to get cooking! :-)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Organization While Out and About!

Just a few weeks ago I was invited to a home party. At first I thought it would be just another opportunity to spend my hard earned bucks on something I would never use. However, after arriving at the Thirty One party, this tote caught my eye. While out and about, whether going to a friends house, weekend trip or just a trip to the grocery store, I usually carry everything but the kitchen sink with me. However, problems arise when there just isn't a good way to organize all my stuff. The best part is I even had options of patterns and colors to choose from. I haven't even gotten my utility tote yet but can't stop thinking about how handy and convenient it will be. So excited, will keep you posted on the final verdict once it's put to good use.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weighing In...

The word scale is usually associated with weight which quickly brings to mind your body and then for me the though "Oh No!". But I have found a new meaning in my everyday about the weight of a package, mail, food, or even a gadget. A digital tabletop scale is one gadget every household should own. I have been using mine for mail, small packages and then one day had a duh moment to use it for weighing food. Some recipes and diets call for ounces or pounds not cups, handfuls, or vats so our tabletop scale is now pulling double duty in the kitchen.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sticking to It!

I wanted to stick with my New Year's goals so I set out to find another gadget to help me with that. To guide me in changing my eating habits I joined Weight Watchers some time back but never really used the tools they have to offer on-line. Well, it is about time I did. I found out that in addition to on-line, I can access the tools from my iPad with the Weight Watchers application. They even have an application that is just recipes. So excited. I can't stop tracking my food and searching for new ways to prepare food and challenge my activity points from week to week. Don't worry if you don't have an iPad you can access the mobile site from your cellular phone too.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Start!

The best thing about each new year is that it is a new chapter in our lives. This year my commitment to myself is to be healthier by eating healthier, exercising more and to stress less. So my first few blogs for 2011 will be gadgets to help me with these goals.

I plan to plant a decent size garden this year, the problem is I don't really have a green thumb. So in preparation I am putting this gadget on my 2011 wish list. The Black & Decker Plant Smart digital plant care sensor. This handy gadget works indoors and out to measure sunlight exposure, soil conditions, temperature and moisture levels. Then hook up this sensor to your computer via the USB cable and the Black & Decker website will give suggestions on which plants will work best for the conditions and what to do to help the plants flourish.