Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hello again...well as I promised, I would be back again for you today...

Hope you liked the review from yesterday, because here comes another one.  Again it is an as seen on tv product, and once again it is NOT a positive review.  Well where do i start with this one...The product is called the "slap chop".   I am sure you have all seen this one on TV, seems like the best thing since sliced bread, trust me, it isnt.    Sure they make it look like it comes apart so easily, and it does, the biggest problem?  Trying to put it back together properly and safely.  I mainly got this product for our son, so that he could help me in the kitchen since he loves to cook and bake with me.  And every time I saw this product advertised, it sounded better and better rather than have him use a knife he could use the slap chop and problem solved...right? WRONG.  Sure, it came apart just as easy as they showed on the ad, but did anyone ever see them try and put it back together after it was washed and used?  No, and now I know why, the product did not go back together the same way it came apart.  Not to mention the fact that the item was razor sharp, and anyones fingers could have been easily gashed while trying to put this thing back together.  I tried for over an hour to get the pieces to go back the way they came apart, and it never happened...just when I thought I had it, I let our son try using it, and it all flew apart, which could have easily sliced his fingers off completely the way it flew apart!....The instructions were poorly written, it never showed how to put it back together, you were virtually on your own once you bought the damned thing.  Needless to say I immediately threw the item in the trash even tho it was brand new and had been used only twice while trying to put it back together and use it properly.    So, don't waste your money or your safety by buying this piece of garbage...I would rather buy the chopper that the host threw in the sink over the one that he was advertising for.  Whatever you do, do NOT buy the slap chop and if you do, whatever you do, do NOT let your child use this item and be very careful if you choose to use it yourself....

Thus far, the only thing worthwhile out of that particular company was the sham wow products...but that is another review...

Are new as seen on tv products making me cynical, you better believe it, it seems the old way is always best...I am extremely careful as to what I buy these days that I see on TV...Like the old saying goes "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hey all, here I am again, still having windstorms here, has to be that time of year...had snow the other day and rain, so I have kind of been spending a little less time online, I dont want anything to happen to my computer, plus the computer has been acting screwy with the winds, so I have been getting a little more than fed up with having to retype segments of my blog posts every few minutes because the system reboots itself thanks to the storm...and its annoying as hell...but oh well, thats New Mexico for ya, next thing we have to expect is Monsoon season which is coming up real soon.  Oh joy! lol

First off let me start off by wishing my darling cousin, Daniel...happy 43rd bday sweetie...I miss you.  Hope you have something special planned....

Ok, here goes...Let's start off today's blog with a review...unfortunately its not a good one.  It is one of those "as seen on TV" items that are oh so popular until you get them home and actually try them.  This one is called "Eggies".  Yup, the one that is supposed to make the perfect eggs for making perfect devilled eggs and such.  DON'T waste  your time on these.  Yes, it makes great hard boiled eggs, without having to deal with peeling the shells off them and losing half the egg in the process...like if you just want to eat hard boiled eggs or make egg salad sandwiches.  But if you are looking to make the perfect devilled eggs, and you think these are going to be the perfect shape and size as they show on tv...don't waste your time or your money on this product.  It cooks them to perfection if you add a little extra time to what it asks for, as for the perfect shape that it shows on tv...NOT!!  it is like you get half an egg by appearance.  the little container that they give you, only gets filled halfway when you put an egg into it, and thats how it comes out...they are far from the perfect shape and size.  They make it look so perfect on tv and on the box, but when you get it...and use it you will be sadly disappointed if you are familiar with what real devilled eggs are supposed to look like.  And if your family is anything like mine, you make more than a dozen (6 eggs cut in half) eggs at a shot, you are going to have to buy at LEAST two boxes of these things because each box only gives you 6 "eggies".  And if you do feel the need to buy these silly things, dont look for them with the other "as seen on tv" items, they arent kept with them...they are kept in the refrigerator aisle next to the eggs of all places.

Just giving  you my honest reviews here, folks...I know in this economy, I would hate to see you waste your money on these, there are plenty of other great "as seen on tv" items out there...and rest assured, I will be posting more reviews on these items and plenty more...save your money and bypass this item.

Annamarie

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hey all...

I am not going to make this a very long post today, the wind is so bad here its like the power could go out at any time...we are supposed to be getting rain and snow today tomorrow and tuesday...so we shall see what happens.  I will be working on some reviews and recipes for you all, and will probably put some on here first thing in the morning....last nights meal and drink came out pretty darn good, very little leftovers, and what was leftover got had for breakfast this morning...pretty good stuff!  i havent heard back from anyone with any kind of ideas as to what you would like to see me write about...any ideas that you want to see, hear about, etc  I am even trying to get involved with pinterest but it is just not as user friendly as this blog site...so I dont even know if I am going to bother with pinterest even tho i have loads of people following me over there, i havent really posted anything much...i would much rather post here till i learn more about pinterest and how it all works...

Hope you all have a great night...

Annamarie

Saturday, March 17, 2012

sorry...again

Happy St. Paddy's day to all my readers, family and friends...

What is everyone doing to celebrate the day today? What are you having for dinner? Are you going traditional or are you just going to do the every day type food?  As for us...soda bread, bangers and mash, salad, cinnabon swirl cake and an irish version of bubble tea...if anyone is interested i would happily post any or all of the recipes.

I have to say that I am sorry I havent been here to post but with having everyone in the house sick, trying to make apartment life more liveable for the short time we are going to be here (hopefully) and as bad as things have been with me, with the pain and fibromyalgia issues, having injections in my back, and feeling almost worthless at times...but I am trying to deal with fibrofog, and just trying to make it thru day to day without telling even my own family how bad i really feel...i dont want them to get down knowing there isnt anything they can really do to help me...they do all they can by helping me put things away and doing things around the house, knowing i am not supposed to bend, twist, lift anything over 30lbs, or do anything to exert myself, it is such a drag for me because this isnt who i am....i dont like not being able to do the things i like to do, or stand for as long as i used to or walk as much as i used to ...the pain and the tiredness sets in and i just cant keep up anymore...as garth brooks sings "i'm much too young to feel this damned old" lol.

well our house is about half way thru the building process, we might be able to move in sometime in may...they goofed on the floor plans, changing things that we did not give them permission to change so they are going to have to fix these problems, and we have to wait for the loan to go thru and our credit score to go up....so now its all on the bean counters, we have done everything we can do...i'm just dying to get out of this apartment, i hate being on the second floor, tho it does have its perks, like a fantastic view of the sandia mountains and a great view of the lights of the city at night, and a nice place to watch it snow and rain, and also we get all the heat since heat rises it stays nice and warm up here for the most part...the bad things are when you have bad backs and bad knees you start to feel like rapunzel because you dont want to go up and down the stairs all the time and be in constant pain...and worst of all is worst of all is when we do monthly shopping, having to drag all the groceries upstairs....thank God for Jr, he is such a blessing and a big help...he helps me in ways he doesnt even realize, tho there are some times he does get me frustrated, but he is a boy, and he doesnt have his own room right now so he has to keep his stuff in various places, but trying to get it thru his head that he cant leave his stuff EVERYWHERE lol.  My mom should be thankful she had a girl and not a boy she would have been driven crazy a lot sooner! lol

I know the last time I posted i said i would be giving you some business reviews, recipes, etc....but starting tomorrow you will have that....I would start today but i still have a lot of cooking/baking to do for st paddy's day...so tomorrow if any one is interested i will post the recipes, if  not, i will just post the business reviews and product reviews i have for you...and trust me i have lots to say...good and bad...keep  your eyes peeled, and please, if you have something you want to see here, please please please, do not hesitate to let me know.  And by all means, please tell your family and friends about my my humble little blog, i need all the readership i can get, and please have them sign up to follow me, it will help me become more marketable to businesses that wish to use me for testing, reviewing and blogging about new products, and services, and new businesses that may wish a little free publicity and advertising.......the more readers and followers i have here on m blog,  it makes me a hotter commodity for them.  So if you like what i do post here, please make your comments, tell your friends, family and co workers, etc....and who knows, maybe some of these businesses will choose me to host contests as i have in the past......

well I best get to making my making my soda bread and my cake or we wont have those goodies for dinner and dessert tonight...I will be talking atcha tomorrow my dear readers, rest assured here wont be so far between posts, but bear with me and please understand that I will have my bad days so i wont be able to post every single day but i will do far better than i have in the past....and thanks for being there for me and having faith in me and not leaving when you didnt hear from me...

Happy St. Paddy's day, and may you have all the luck of the Irish, even if you dont have a drop of Irish blood in ya, except for this one day per year!  Eat to your heart's content today/tonight...have a pint or two of ale or green beer...but do it safely and have a designated driver or drink it from home....be safe out there and my Irish prayers will be with ya!