Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oak Leaf - USB LED String Lights

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I'm so happy you're here because I have found an amazing product to share with you today!

How many of you have seen projects like the ones below on Pinterest but have never been able to do them because you don't have the lights?

Photos from various Pinterest posts

Well, look no further because this set of string lights are great for almost any project. Even if you only want to put them around your window to showcase them on your blog ;) (I totally plan on doing something cool with them...eventually)




You get TWO strings of lights, each with 60 LEDs. Each string is about 20 feet long and you can pick whether you want warm white, blue, green, or cool white. I opted for the warm white because I knew I wanted them in my bedroom and I figured that color would work best. The plastic cord doesn't have any light gives you plenty of room to plug them in without a string of lights leading to the outlet.



These are great for using in the bedroom, office, or anywhere else you want to create a little magic. The thin copper wire allows the stings to be flexible and gives a versatile, finished look. However, the copper wiring is very delicate so be careful when unraveling them.



The lights are USB powered, so there are tons of ways to power them. I plugged them into the back of my computer, but using an extra phone charger that I had lying around also worked. You can also plug them into a power bank or use your laptop.



I gave these lights 4/5 stars because the USB is great if you want to set them up near a power source and keep them there, but if you plan on moving them around a lot then your locations may be limited to where you can plug them in. I have a ton of USB ports in the back of my computer because I have a gaming desktop, but for those of you with limited USB ports it may be a problem using your computer. 


What would be the first project you tried with these lights? Let me know in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: I received these lights for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

US Art Supply - Wooden Table Easel

Hello readers, fellow bloggers, and product review enthusiasts! I am so excited to show you this product. It is great for artists, readers, and cooks!


This easel is made almost entirely of wood (there's a metal piece for adjusting the tilt, metal hinges and screws, and a veneered piece on the bottom to protect your surfaces). I actually thought it was plastic when I first looked at it, but it is wood. It is large enough to hold canvases, tablets, books, cookbooks, and anything else you can possibly need elevated on your table or counter top.



For this review I used a cookbook because...well...I had one right there and didn't feel like digging out my art supplies. Also, look at that. You get three recipes for free when you read this review! What a deal!

The easel is 13.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches tall. It folds up flat and is about 1 inch thick when collapsed, so it stores away easily. It also adjusts to three tilt angles depending on your needs. It will accommodate books or canvases that are a little taller or wider because you know, physics.




The wood is finely sanded and the easel features two flip-up page holders for those troublesome books that like to close on you.


This easel would make a great gift for the cooks and artists in your life as well as be a useful tool to have in your house. It is very sturdy and has multiple uses. 

You can get your own for $15.96 at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E7GLMOK so hurry while this deal lasts!




*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. 




Box Me Not - Girl's Seahorse Necklace

Good afternoon, everyone! Today I want to share with you an adorable necklace that I got to give to one of my precious baby cousins.


This is an 18K rose gold plated pendant with 30 pink and white crystals. It comes in a cute little shell jewelry box and has two sea horses that form a heart. It is just darling!


The chain is 18" with a 2" extension to adjust the length. It is made from allergy free materials and contains no nickel or lead, so it is safe for children. It is recommended that you not give this to children under 3 years of age as it is a choking hazard. I wore it all day yesterday and it didn't agitate my skin or leave any discoloration.


If you have a child in your life that loves seahorses then this would make an excellent gift. You can even put the pendent on a longer chain if you'd rather keep it for yourself.


I love how the crystals fade from dark to light. It also comes with a card that explains the symbolism of seahorses, so that is an extra touch that makes it special.

Right now you can get your very own for $9.99 at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B59VL1Q

Are there any special ones in your life that would like this necklace? Tell me in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Monday, May 2, 2016

US Art Supply - Watercolor Colored Pencils

Hey everyone. It feels so good to be back home. I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week, but make sure that you leave some YOU time. One of my favorite things to do during my "me" time is to color. Yes...yes....I am an adult color-er. And thanks to US Art Supply I can color in a whole new way! These watercolor pencils are so fun and I can't wait to see what all I can create with them!



I love to use watercolor, but it can be quite messy and I haven't quite got the hang of if yet. These pencils give me a unique and fun medium to work with that is a little more forgiving than watercolor paints. You can use them dry, on wet paper, or put water over the colored area. You can even dip the pencil in water if you prefer.



The pencils work best on watercolor paper. I only had a coloring book and acrylic paper to test on. The dry pencil worked great on the coloring book, but the water made the paper too thin. The acrylic paper worked great for the wet pencil or adding water after, but the dry pencil couldn't get into the cracks. You'll get different results on every paper so experiment and see what you like best!


There are 36 pencils of various hues included in the set and they come packaged in a plastic carrying case. This would make a great gift for kids or even adults who like to color like I do. They are extremely versatile and fun!


Currently these watercolor pencils from US Art Supply are going for $13.96 on Amazon and you can get them here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q3HXDC6



*Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.