Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mega Magnetic Tile Review Series: Brain Power MagTiles

Next up in our magnetic tile review series is Brain Power MagTiles, and thanks to the company for providing a set for this review series.  This 65-piece set (currently $29.12 on Amazon) averages $0.45 per tile (super affordable for magnetic tiles).

Brain Power MagTiles includes the following shapes: 18 equilateral triangles, 8 right triangles, 6 isosceles triangles, 4 big squares, 24 small squares, 4 windows, and 1 car base. Read on past the page break for more details!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mega Magnetic Tile Review Series: Magnesia Magnetic Tiles Review

A big thanks to AMIT M at Amazon for providing Magnesia Tiles to be used in our Mega Magnetic Tile Review Series.  These tiles are currently $65.99 on Amazon.  Averaging $0.66 per tile, these magnetic tiles are affordably priced.

This 100-piece set includes the following shapes:

Snippet from Amazon.


Read on for more details!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Mega Magnetic Tile Review Series: My Little Architect Magnetic Tiles Review

My kids will play for HOURS with magnetic tiles. I keep the fun going with a little bit of "oohing/aahing" and the reminder to "go get" whatever little figures or animals will add to the fun. Seriously, my kids impress me each time they play with magnetic tiles. Those little minds are smart and creative, and magnetic tiles are like fuel for the flame. Here's a review on one of the sets that my kids play with.

Snippet from Amazon
I would like to thank AE Labs for sending me a free set of My Little Architect magnetic tiles to blog review. It is a great addition to our collection and a fabulous introduction to my mega magnetic tile review series.

My Little Architect magnetic tiles set (priced $39.95 on Amazon) has 60 pieces (colored purple, yellow, red, green, and blue) in a variety of shapes.


Currently priced $39.95 on Amazon, this set averages $.067 per tile, which is a fabulous price. Please read on for more details! :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jello Simply Good Gelatin and Pudding Review

I cannot tell you how pleased I was to find JELL-O Simply Good gelatin.

I'm talkin':

Feel-like-doing-cartwheels pleased.
High-fives all around with the grocers pleased.
Creating abstract art with my JELL-O Simply Good loot pleased.

Smiley face made out of JELLO Simply Good gelatin
Seriously, I had given up on finding gelatin mixes without artificial dyes and it was just so satisfying to see these little packets of JELL-O Simply Good gelatin with the words "NO artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives" on the front. I bought all the flavors.  Then when I saw them in another store, it was happy flashback time and I bought even more.  And I picked up quite a few puddings too.  Yes, puddings too!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ollas Part 3: How Did My Garden Grow?

Growing tomatoes with Ollas in Utah was a fail

So if you read Ollas Part 1 or Ollas Part 2, you will know that I have a fascination with gardening with Ollas.

Last summer I used about 10 ollas in my tomato gardening adventures.  Two of those ollas were the GrowOya brand and the rest were homemade.  Now that Spring is here I thought I would give a quick update on how my tomatoes did with ollas, so that I can potentially save you some time.

It did not go well.

I think that the super dry climate of Utah just did not allow the tomatoes to get the much needed water from the ollas, even when I filled up the ollas everyday.  And this went for both the bought GrowOya and my homemade ollas.  And just so you know, filling up ollas is a pretty big chore with lots of funnels and squatting involved.  Basically, during the intense heat of the summer, it was not fun and since it was not rewarding, it was double not fun.  I ended up watering from above to save my urban tomato crop.

So, even though I love the idea of using ollas to cut down on water usage and be a super cool gardener, I cannot recommend it for a dry desert climate, especially for use in growing tomatoes.  I. Am. SO! Bummed.