Tips for Choosing the Right Table Lamp

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Tips for Choosing the Right Table Lamp

Most of the fixtures and fittings in a property are designed to be practical and stylish, and householders have plenty to choose from. Table lamps are worthwhile accessories because they are highly functional and provide concentrated light for reading and other similar tasks. Anyone looking to buy one or more of these will need to consider a few factors.

Lighting Requirements

The lighting requirements will depend to a large extent on what the lamp is needed for. In rooms where it is intended more for decorative purposes and other light sources are available, a lower wattage bulb would likely suffice and can give softer illumination. However, when used in places like a bedside cabinet or a desk, it can be sensible to opt for a higher wattage bulb to ensure that reading, writing, or other tasks are properly lit.

Size and Style

Heights can vary from around 25 to 34 inches and a general rule of thumb is to match shorter styles with taller tables and vice versa. Choose a shade and base width that does not overhang the edge of a table as this lessens the chances of brushing against the light fixture and knocking it over. Styles can vary from antique to rustic, contemporary, and minimalist, so it should not prove too much of a problem to find a look that matches the décor of a room.

Useful Features

Check the length of the cable before buying to make sure it is long enough to reach from the table where the light will stand to the nearest power point. Buying a table light fixture with a removable shade can also be sensible. This makes it easier to clean and also allows it to be changed to bring a different look to a room.

Table lamps can add a decorative touch to any property and are practical features that can help with lighting. This makes them handy fixtures for a home and they can be placed in most rooms. The tips above are some to consider when buying to ensure you find the right one that is both practical for use and attractive to look at.

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Farm To People- #Handcrafted Delivery Box #review #foodie

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Farm to People- Handcrafted Goods Delivered

I absolutely love the idea of companies that sell handcrafted items.  This one is no exception.  The selection is ginormous.  The prices fantastic.  I love how eclectic the choices are.  I was able to pick and choose some items for a review and I chose some from all over the spectrum in home needs. I got all of these items and the hardest part was limiting what to choose.  There is so much on their site that I had a wonderful time shopping.

Here is the list of what I received:

  • 1x Beeswax Lip Balms – Citrus (S.W. Basics of BK)
  • 1x Sweet & Salty Roasted Cashews (Nuts + Nuts)
  • 1x Maple Brittle (Mighty Brittle)
  • 1x Fisherman’s Goat Milk Soap with Anise (Spiritwind Farm)
  • 1x Crunchy Banana Chocolate Bar (Hu Kitchen)
  • 1x Bison Jerky (Roaming Acres)
  • 1x Almond-Oat Chocolate Cream Sandwich (Sweet.)
  • 1x All-Purpose Scouring Powder (Tandi’s Naturals)
  • 1x Agave Nectar & Green Tea Soap Bar (MSC Skin Care + Home)

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Because I love chocolate I had to try this.  I’d never heard of a Banana Chocolate Bar so it was a first.  The bar is 72% cacao with no can sugar or dairy.  It has three simple ingredients: Cacao, organic coconut sugar and organic banana.  It definitely packs a punch in the banana and chocolate and was delicious. I will definitely be checking out HU Kitchen for other treats they have.

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I’m not a huge fan of cream cookies but this one from Sweet By Jana looked different. The flavor is Almond-Oat Chocolate and it wasn’t overly sweet.  The cream added some flavor without being overly sweet. The cookies are dairy-free and gluten-free.

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I’m a huge fan of brittle. This Maple Brittle by Mighty Brittle was delicious.  My son helped me ‘sample’ it and in no time flat it seemed to have complete disappeared.  Next time I’ll have to hide it and eat it while the kids are asleep.

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Beside the brittle is Beeswax Lip Balms by S.W. Basics of BK.  The lip balm is citrus flavor and great for chapped and dry lips.IMG_0045

I love scented soaps. I use them for myself, put them in pretty bowls in the guest bathroom and love to give them as gifts as well.  These two are fabulous.  The one on the left is Agave Nectar and Green Tea by MSC Skin Care. It has a pleasant blend of lemon, cinnamon and tangerine oils for a pleasant scent.  The soap on the right is Fisherman Goat Soap by Spiritwind Farm.  It is handmade soap made with goat milk, olive oil and some lovely scents. It has a light licorice scent to it.

IMG_0038 All-Purpose Scouring Powder by Tandi’s Naturals. This one is random to me, but something I’ve always wanted to try.  This Country Meadow powder is  great for multiple surfaces.  Hard water stains in the sink, toilet bowls, stainless steel, bathtubs, etc. It has all-natural ingredients too.

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This jerky was a first too. Bison Jerky by Roaming Acres was so good… know HOW good it was?  I ate half of it and left it on my desk and one of my cats stole it and ate the rest.  Yes, they have good taste in meat too.

The Sweet & Salty Roasted Cashews by Nuts + Nuts were devoured in no time.  I even hid them from the kids so that I didn’t have to share.  I love the seasoning to the nuts and they were in a air-sealed bag and tasted freshly roasted. 
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Purr-Packs Cat Box

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Purr-Packs Cat Box

I am overwhelmed by how much awesome stuff I received from Purr-Packs.  They seem to really know cats well and found all the things my cats would love and set it to me in one ginormous box.

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Everything arrived every well packaged.  The outer box was even addressed to our cats.IMG_0022

My daughter is assembling a small box to store Quick Bags.  Litterbox bags that work with any cat box to easily scoop out and clean a cat box. This came with easy instructions.

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These adorable stickers are great for multiple cats.  Record vet visits, when a cat is ill, needs medicine, etc. IMG_0033 The stickers can help track problems on a daily Cat-Log tracker.IMG_0032 These balls are great for the cats to run around and chase inside. Each has its own texture and a different rattle noise inside. My cats like to play with these on days when we are gone the whole day long.IMG_0028 These two packages of cat toys are terrific for them as well. The cats love the tactile outer material and the irresistible scent.  I laugh when I leave these on the living room floor and find them in other random places in the house.IMG_0024Cats love treats.  Temptations is catnip flavored treats and Feline Greenies are tuna flavored dental treats.
IMG_0025 The kids got a huge kick out of these. The cats can no longer hide or sneak up on anyone since the break-away collars have bells on them.IMG_0026

Purr-Packs can be ordered monthly in three sizes. Great way to get new cat toys and treats delivered to your door.  Custom choices are available on the boxes as well.
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MAM Spill-Free Travel Cups

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MAM Spill-Free Travel Cups

It is great when kids are old enough to hold their own cup to drink but it doesn’t mean they are a pro at it.  Having a spill-free cup is a great way to keep your child clean as well as the floor or your car.  Learning to drink from a cup is no small feat.  MAM is here to help kids with easy to drink from learning and travel cups.  These cups are Learn To Drink Cup (6 months and up) and Easy, Spill-Free Drinking On The Go (ages 12 months and up) Sports Cup.

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Both cups have a small spout so kids can easily learn to drink from it. IMG_0112

The side of this one has a cute circus horse.

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  • Both cups have caps to keep the spout clean while traveling or if the cup is dropped while not in use.
  • The anti-slip design makes the cups easy to hold on to.
  • The are both BPA-Free and non-spill.
  • They are easy to take apart to get all the parts clean.

MAM cups are made in Europe and distributed in New York.  They also have teethers, oral care, bottles and more.

 

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Designer Cell iPhone Case #Review #CaseCrown

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Designer Cell Phone Case

I have purchased quiet a few cell phone cases over the last few years.  The cases get cracked and broken.  I’ve upgraded the phones and have to buy a new case.  Sometimes I see one I think will match my needs better and so switch cases.  Add this with my kids both having cell phones and it can get expensive.  I found that spending the most amount of money on a case at the cell phone store doesn’t always mean getting the best case.  I found this case from CaseCrown and love it.  It is stylish and sleek and it didn’t break my wallet purchasing it.

Duo Grip for iPhone 5C

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CaseCrown has cases for iPad, iPod, Smart Phones and more plus a variety of colors.  I picked black, since it is for my son’s phone.  Right now you can get this case for only $15.00.  This is an unbelievable price for a iPhone case.

Some great features:

  • Scratch Resistant.
  • Slip Free.
  • Ergonomic Design.
  • DuoGrip.
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Alberto V05 Salon SeriesFor Stunning Hair #Review

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Alberto V05 Salon Series For Stunning Hair

I have long hair that is often dyed and I love finding hair products that help keep the color from fading while adding moisture and shine to my hair.  V05 Products are affordable and reliable.

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Salon Series Shampoo and Conditioner offer Color Shield + Radiance for healthy colored hair.  With essential vitamins and oils they clean hair well and make it easy to style after washing.IMG_0094 I love this Mango & Hibiscus body wash.  It cleans the body nicely and washes off easily.IMG_0095

I have loved Albert V05 Hot Oil Therapy for over 20 years.  These small tubes are great for weekly treatment for dry, damaged and over-processed hair. Restoring shine and making hair feel like it just had a spa treatment.

The leave-in Conditioner is great when my hair feels extra frizzy or tangled.  I can use it to help brush out my hair after washing it and leave it in to add shine and help split ends. IMG_0097

Alberto V05 has been around for ages and have products for hair care from roots to ends! Keeping my hair clean and healthy is easier with V05 in the household to use and enjoy especially with chlorine pools, salty oceans and sweaty dirty hair from mountain bike riding.  I love having products I can trust when I wash my hair.
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#Huggies Plus Products At Costco #SnugandDryPlus #Giveaway #MC

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Huggies Plus Products At Costco-Get A Chance to Win

 

Right now Costco members have a chance to win a $50 Costco Cash Card!  Check out Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes at Costco.

For more details check out the review here.

 

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Winner must be of the age 18-years-old or older and live in the Continental U.S.  “Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central Consulting.”
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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
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Back To School Ideas With #Zulily #BTS

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Back To School Ideas With Zulily

Zulily has many awesome back to school items. Clothing, backpacks, lunchbags, reusable drinking cups and more.

Since we homeschool we don’t need a huge back-to-school first day type thing but I still get the kids a small pile of ‘first day presents’ including note pads, erasers, new backpacks, etc.  We still do back-to-school clothes shopping as well.

 Back to School deals at zulily! 

Some back to school must-have supplies are:

  • Frozen 14-Oz. Tritan Water Bottle. On sale for $6.99.

  • Frozen Twist Up Crayon Set. On sale for  $5.99.

  • Sisters Forever’ School Pouch Set. On sale for $5.99.

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Ready For Battle With #TekRecon

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Ready For Battle With TekRecon

My son was excited when this showed up on the porch.  He is familiar with PaintBall and other similar games and had see this Tek Recon Advanced Battle System and wanted it.  The system comes with one HammerHead Blaster.  A few packages of rounds, each with 25 rounds to load. A Smart Phone Mount Support.  This is cool while playing the game.  Two targets and a N.R.G. Cartridge.  The Tex Recon is recommenced for ages 8 and up but teens will love it too.

There is an app in the App Store or Google Pay that can be downloaded to make the Blaster work with your smart phone inside the Smart Phone Mount on the blaster. A user name is created and kids can play against others.

Tek Recon shoots out little oval shape rubber pieces that are a little stretchy.  The rounds are reusable and shoot up to 75 feet.  Eye protection is recommended while playing. It has the options for Rapid Fire Trigger -or- Pump Action Firing. Want more?  Tek Recon also has the Tek Recon Havok.  Choose the Hammerhead of the Havok and get ready for battle.

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Beach Bocce Ball #summerfun

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Summertime Games & Fun With Beach Bocce Ball

I first learned about Bocce Ball while camping at the Kern River.  I saw some some people at a nearby camp site playing it and they explained it is an Italian game and I was invited to play a game with them.  It was easy to play. The rules are easy to learn and I told myself I should look into getting the game myself when I got home.  Well, I got home and forgot about it until I found SeaTurtle Sports.  What a pleasant surprise.  SeaTurtle Sports has Beach Bocce Ball and Beach Bocce Ball Mini as well as three other fun beach games.

I received the Beach Bocce Ball Mini for a blog review and love how it comes with its own carrying bag. The bag even has mesh on the sides. So if sand gets in the back I can shake it out without emptying everything in the bag.   It also comes with four balls, the small ball, called the Jack, and a laminated instruction card.

Beach Bocce Ball Mini

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The bag has two a drawstring top and two handles to carry at the beach or to the park.  This is a great ‘take on vacation’ game.  It can be played in the backyard too. Regular Bocce Ball is a 4 player game and the Bocce Ball Mini set is a two player game.  This is definitely a keeper to have around when we have a barbecue or the kids have friends over.  A great ‘get outside and go play’ game.IMG_0063

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