New Product Review: Velvet Caviar

Despite the title of this post, no, I most certainly have not discovered the best caviar that money can buy! I honestly don’t care for that nasty mess myself – no offense meant to any connoisseurs out there. But I think I HAVE found something special that at least redeems the name for me!

If your life is anything like mine, your life is tied to your PHONE. Like it or not, it’s how I take pictures, it’s how I do my tasks and to-do lists, it’s how I learn and even how I teach my kids sometimes! It’s an important bit of life these days, and I want to make sure I keep it protected. Ya feel me?

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But it’s HARD to keep it protected! When I’m chasing 2 2-year-olds around the park and I stop to grab it to take the CUTEST pic of them coming down the slide, I’m apt to drop it on the pavement in my rush, which is never good..OR cute. And sometimes I’ve even forgotten to charge it, so it does no good for me to even pull it out – it’s dead, no pictures for me.

So when Sam from Velvet Caviar contacted me about reviewing some products, I was intrigued. First by the name, and then by my options! WOW!

Here’s what Sam sent my way:

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Let’s start with the Phone Grip & Stand. I’ve seen lots of folks use these, but I didn’t really understand the “grip” part, I guess. I mean, can’t I just hold my phone? (Apparently, there are times when no, I can NOT! HA!) So I added this sweet little piece onto my current cover and decided to take it for a test drive!

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How to Reclaim The Magic In Your Living Spaces!

When it comes to household chores, does it feel like they’re never complete? Especially at the end of winter, when we’re just completely OVER the dreariness that’s been our lives the past few months, and SO ready for some sunshine?

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How about a few ways to bring life back to your interiors? Check these ideas out…

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Vacuum the carpets

It may sound like the most mundane of cleaning tasks, however, vacuum cleaners by Bissell can make even the mundane – such as removing the dust and dirt from the area’s carpets ­– an easy step to having clean and tidy floor spaces. After all, who doesn’t love those vacuum lines after a job well done?

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What to Do when Plumbing Problems Cause Mold

Have I mentioned that my husband works in homeowners insurance? (He actually has worked in auto and flood insurance, as well, but the homeowners is his true love, and he’s pretty durn good at it!) So over the years I’ve learned a bit about the really BAD things that can make or break your homeowner experience. One of those? MOLD.

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Now, water damage can come from a wide variety of sources in human living spaces, and when it does it requires an immediate response to avoid further damage and deterioration. Water that has escaped from pipes due to plumbing conditions can present different issues depending on where it came from. Each type of problem will need its own specific solution.

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Water that has escaped from the intake lines is generally pretty clean and the most important thing to do will be to control the escaping water and keep it from soaking into the home. If the water comes from the pipes leaving your home, the problem is very different.

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How to Make Your House Cozy if You Live Alone!

Someone pointed out to me the other day that many of the posts here on the blog are geared towards families. Well, yes, that’s true. I imagine that’s because I’m in the cozy “family” stage of life right now. Much of what I do revolves around my little family, this blog included. 

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But let’s not forget that, before there was a “we” there was a “me”! And I was just as particular about my living spaces then as I am now. So let’s go back to that time, shall we? Oh boy…a simpler time, for sure!

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House aesthetics are one of the integral basics that define one’s personal space. Living solo gives you all the powers of expressing yourself and your art in many cozy forms of home decor. You need not compromise, you need not settle for things and the best part is you can showcase your possessions in your own unique style. If you are looking for ways to make your house comfortable, then here are a few awesome hacks that get the good vibes circulating!

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Why Homeowners Are Using Composite Fence Styles for Their Homes

Mark Twain once wrote a book about Tom Sawyer. In the adventures, Tom Sawyer is sent out to restore Aunt Polly’s fence. The story takes place during the 1840’s inside of a fictional town called St. Petersburg. The whitewashing of the fence is a chore Tom just doesn’t want to do and tries to pawn it off on unsuspecting passersby.

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Let’s be glad we live in an age that has materials we don’t have to whitewash or paint, unless we really want to. If you want to find other ways to improve your yard, installing carefree fences, such as composite fences, is one way to do that. It will improve the overall appearance of the yard and can be done to preserve your property. If the fence is installed properly, it will serve as more than just a stylish upgrade to your home.

Composite Fencing is Stylish, Trendy and Provides Protection for Homeowners

If you are looking for a way to enclose your yard while making it look stylish and attractive to passersby, one choice that people are turning to is composite fencing. The composite fencing is created from the compound of wood and plastic. It is versatile for the homeowner and is available in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors.

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