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Shala Kerrigan "Cover it with glitter and call it art." RSS Feed (Anchorage, Alaska)
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Snow Peak Titanium Spork Short
Snow Peak Titanium Spork Short
Offered by Tahoe Mountain Sports Co.
Price: $8.95
5 used & new from $6.97

5.0 out of 5 stars I love Snow Peak sporks, and this compact one is easy to carry, August 30, 2014
This review is from: Snow Peak Titanium Short Spork
I carry a spork to avoid using plastic disposable flatware. I have been very happy with my regular Snow Peak spork and it fits neatly in my small purse- but got a few of these because they do take even less space.

The Snow Peak spork has a nice sized bowl, it's not soup spoon deep but it's wide and deep enough to eat soup and more liquid foods. The tines are long enough to spear food and not dangerously sharp or pointed. The lightweight titanium is thin enough to spear food well. The bowl/spork part of the short spork is exactly like the bowl on the regular sized Snow Peak spork that I've been so happy with, the handle is shorter and slightly wider. The finish is well done with no sharp edges, and they wash up easily.

These things take a beating in my purse without warping. I keep them in crocheted pouches that I fit to the spork.
Weight- the listed weight for these is 15 g, but weighing mine it's actually 15.57 gms or .55 oz. It's not much difference for my use but should be mentioned. It actually weighs the same amount as my full size Snow Peak spork.

I'm really glad that Snow Peak made more of these sporks. My husband has been sharing my spork, and now he has one of his own. They do fit well on key rings without adding a lot of weight.


Head and Shoulders Men Total Care All-In-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner 14.2 Fl Oz
Head and Shoulders Men Total Care All-In-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner 14.2 Fl Oz
Price: $6.49
7 used & new from $6.16

4.0 out of 5 stars masculine scent, one bottle convenience, August 27, 2014
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Head and Shoulders is effective on mild to moderate dandruff, but comes with different active ingredients. My husband has a preference for zinc pyrithione shampoos that feel and work like non-medicated shampoos.

This works, and hair feels conditioned and very soft after using it. The scent is very masculine, like a cologne or aftershave. I tried it on my hair for the sake of writing this review and the light manly scent lasted for hours. It's a pleasant scent and light enough that it shouldn't clash with colognes.


L-email Shipment From USA Heat-resistant Men 28cm Short Multi-color Straight Fashion Wig Fs06
L-email Shipment From USA Heat-resistant Men 28cm Short Multi-color Straight Fashion Wig Fs06
Offered by Zi ping wigs
Price: $15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value cosplay wig, August 27, 2014
My adult daughter is a cosplayer, and generally dresses up as male characters from her favorite shows and games. Zi ping wigs has a lot of the styles she likes for her costumes and they are affordable. This one works out so well for her that I know we will check out their wigs first for future costumes.

It works because the net is full enough that we can get all of her very thick, shoulder length hair under it without any problem and the wig itself is very full. The style works for a lot of game based costumes. It looks very natural until you get close or touch it. The hair is anchored well, and it's well designed and easy care. She's just thrilled with it.
Review item provided at no cost, this is my honest experience and opinion


L-email Shipment From USA Long Clips-in Hair Extensions Weft Wave Synthetic Heat-resistant Hairpiece Pj21 (D:RED)
L-email Shipment From USA Long Clips-in Hair Extensions Weft Wave Synthetic Heat-resistant Hairpiece Pj21 (D:RED)
Offered by Zi ping wigs
Price: $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, August 27, 2014
This is bright, candy apple red. It came well packed so there were no tangles in the piece when I pulled it out of the box and netting. The wave is long and loose with a bit of curl at the bottom, matching it with a large barrel curling iron is easy.

The piece isn't super full, but it's full enough to add a fun pop of color and the clips are balanced across the back so it doesn't feel heavy when it's clipped into place. The synthetic hair is very secure in the netting, but I still use a comb instead of a brush to blend it.
Review item provided at no cost, this is my honest experience and opinion


One Minute Paper Airplanes Kit: 12 Pop-Out Planes, Easily Assembled in Under a Minute
One Minute Paper Airplanes Kit: 12 Pop-Out Planes, Easily Assembled in Under a Minute
by Andrew Dewar
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.30
22 used & new from $9.07

5.0 out of 5 stars They look good and fly so far!, August 26, 2014
This book and kit includes a book which has a good amount of information about making and launching paper airplanes, how to trouble shoot to get them to fly well and a bit about the dynamics of gliding flight in a fun way.

The include planes are printed in bright, smooth color on lightweight card stock, and can be popped out easily. They are not pre-scored, so you'll have to fold them yourself. Following the instructions in the book it's very easy. The book recommends using a ruler to fold, and I used a thin metal ruler and it made the straight folds. After doing the folds, I burnished them with a craft stick for very sharp folds, some parts are multilayered. There was an issue on the punch out of one of them where not all of the little V shaped areas to create the launching groove were punched, but a quick nip with small scissors fixed that. You can use either a stapler or glue to assemble them, but they are designed to be assembled using a stapler. Little lines indicate where the staples go.

The planes are all different shapes and themes. Some are very simple, some are a bit more complicated and might take longer than a minute to make. The big fun is in launching them. All the planes are designed to be launched using a rubber band launcher. You give the plane a light test throw which won't send it more than 10 feet to see if you need to adjust anything- tips in the book tell you how to adjust for drag and various other issues. After you have it ready, take it somewhere you have room and let it fly with the launcher!

So it's a bit of education, and a lot of fun. You get to make the planes, and some people will be inspired to design their own after trying the planes in the book. Then you get to launch them and see how far the different models fly and how well they fly.

My son and I had a lot of fun making and launching planes. It's a fun paper craft kit, the planes are well-designed for flight and appearance with a bold graphic appeal.
Review item provided at no cost for my craft blog, this is my honest experience and opinion.


Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car, Orange/Blue
Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car, Orange/Blue
Price: $54.88
6 used & new from $54.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, August 25, 2014
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My family aren't serious RC enthusiasts, but do enjoy playing with RC cars and helicopters. So even though this is marketed for 7 years old and up, it looked like fun.

Most battery operated RC vehicles eat go through battery power fast. This one is no exception. Because it does eat up batteries, having a couple sets charged is a good idea. and it takes standard AA, batteries are not included. It takes about 45 minutes to charge.

The car itself does best on a smooth, flat surface with lots of room for taking off and landing or more likely, falling out of the sky. Because it's so lightweight, and made of foam and plastic it tends to bounce and doesn't get damaged with regular play. It seems fragile, and it might be if you were playing with it hands on, but since it's mostly hands off, the weight and build are a good thing. It's really durable in normal drive and fly play.

The wheels also work just fine on a dirt road. It's harder to get it to take off that way, but you can, even with some slope. So while a park or large empty parking lot is the best, it will work in other areas.

It's a lot of fun. My family is older teens and adults and everyone enjoyed this. My senior citizen dad is the most enthused about playing with it.


Spaghettio's Microwave Pasta, Original, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Spaghettio's Microwave Pasta, Original, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Price: $13.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Snack sized and soupy, August 25, 2014
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If you like SpaghettiOs, these are a nice portioned snack size. I'm pretty ambivalent on them, I've eaten them when I wanted something quick, but buy them primarily for my family as a guilty pleasure convenience food.

The sauce seems a little thicker than the canned sauce, but it's very soupy. I suggest a handful of saltines if you want to get all the tomato sauce out of it. The flavor just as sweet as the original and the Os did not turn mushy in the microwave, like the canned the Os are very soft. It doesn't cook any quicker than canned on the stove, but there is less cleanup.

Snack, not meal sized. Although you could fill it out with other things to make a lunch by putting half a sandwich and maybe a small salad on the side.

My family reuses these kinds of microwave trays to hold glue, paint or water in crafts, and if you have a place nearby that takes higher number plastic recyclables- it can be recycled.


Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze Jars 6-Pack-Autumn Splendor, 10ml
Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze Jars 6-Pack-Autumn Splendor, 10ml
Offered by -Supermart
Price: $12.15
11 used & new from $8.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous colors that go on very sheer., August 25, 2014
I'm wild for Silks- the glaze goes on sheer, but it's pigmented enough to really color a surface. They have a shimmer to them from the mica in the paints. They are really easy to work with as well, and work on all the surfaces your acrylic paints will work on.

My favorite use for them is over paper, and I use them in recycled paper crafts like making jewelry with old magazines. The text and images show through but are colored with the paints. The tones are are jewel-like and this palette has colors that go well together.

Silks are also mixable to create new colors. They do come in bigger jars when you find the colors you really love, this is a good way to try them out.


BELLA 13602 Griddle, 10.5-Inch by 20-Inch, Black
BELLA 13602 Griddle, 10.5-Inch by 20-Inch, Black
Offered by *ENERGY STAR*
Price: $26.19
16 used & new from $16.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely non-stick- this works well as an extra cooking surface, August 22, 2014
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I've been pretty happy with Bella products, so despite the reviews, welcomed the chance to try out this one.

It's a pretty basic electric griddle. Big enough to cook 6 hamburger patties or pancakes with room to flip them. It's designed so if you are using something with a lot of fat, the fat will drip into a tray that's easy to clean. I prefer hand washing dishes, and the non-stick surface of the griddle cleans easily, and so does the tray. Because of the design it's a little tricky to clean the edges where the tray goes, but not actually difficult. Just not as easy as the rest.

Taking spot temperatures with a infrared thermometer, the temperature is fairly consistent within 10 degrees. On mine, the cooler spots were on the left hand side. Since that's the side I start putting food on first, the timing works out pretty good.

I prefer to use this with things that don't have a lot of grease. I'll stick to baking my bacon and using an electric grill for burgers. But for things like pancakes or salmon patties- this works out very well. I did lightly grease the surface, and my salmon patties all turned perfectly. My regular skillet doesn't work as well even with more oil.

So this is another Bella product I'm happy using. There are better electric griddles out there, but this is lightweight, easy to use and inexpensive.


Snackeez Cup-| the All-in-one, Go Anywhere Snacking Solution! As Seen on Tv Assorted (1 CUP ONLY)
Snackeez Cup-| the All-in-one, Go Anywhere Snacking Solution! As Seen on Tv Assorted (1 CUP ONLY)
Offered by Ron's Home and Hardware
Price: $13.01
17 used & new from $9.55

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful novelty, August 20, 2014
This is a lot of fun. It's fairly large, a small child would need both hands to use it. The contrast colored band is a grippy surface to help keep it from slipping and works well even if there is some condensation.

The seal is nice and tight, and the flip top lid for the snack part stays closed very well. The straw also has a lid like old style sports cups. It won't fit in all cup holders, but does fit in most of them.

It's a novelty, but it's a handy novelty. Portion controlled snacks that don't spill easily are pretty neat. The hinged, lidded snack container handles small snacks well- like Teddy Grahams, peanuts or dry cereal. It's brightly colored, and my teenager daughter likes it quite a bit on road trips. It really does take the place of a beverage bottle and a small snack container, but because of the size, if it's a long road trip you'll want to have refills available.
Review item provided at no cost, this is my honest experience and opinion.


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