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Tazza Productivity Desk Lamp Review + Giveaway

Posted By on January 28, 2015


I received this lamp in exchange for my honest review. Simply put- this lamp is awesome. The light is soft yet bright. The lamp has an outlet on the base. It also has a USB outlet which works to charge my iPad, phone or any other easy on/off switch, a flexible neck and a sleek look. Most importantly for me, it is easy on my eyes for reading and seeing what I’m working on. I also really like that it doesn’t take up a lot of space on my desk since the base isn’t huge. Very versatile and useful desk lamp.

082986a52599e0af4bd2da98af5a92a819a38343On-base USB port and outlet keep your devices (and you) connected
Clean and balanced Natural Spectrum light brings daylight indoors for illumination with greater contrast and true color rendering
Flicker Elimination Technology and Optix Glare Control virtually eliminate fatigue and eyestrain. Flexible gooseneck positions light where you need it
Energy-efficient lighting system provides the equivalent of 60 watts of incandescent illumination from a 13-watt fluorescent bulbOn-base USB port and outlet keep your devices (and you) connected.
9ff85e1c14699ff5338cb1848f79694d62ce311eClean and balanced Natural Spectrum light brings daylight indoors for illumination with greater contrast and true color rendering
Flicker Elimination Technology and Optix Glare Control virtually eliminate fatigue and eyestrain
Flexible gooseneck positions light where you need it. Energy-efficient lighting system provides the equivalent of 60 watts of incandescent illumination from a 13-watt fluorescent bulb.

What they say:
The Tazza Desk Lamp features Verilux’s patented Natural Spectrum light, a type of full spectrum lighting that replicates key wavelengths of natural light, scientifically proven to help you read faster with greater comprehension, work longer without eyestrain, and improve productivity and focus. Also, an Optix® lens diffuses the light and reduces glare to keep your eyes comfortable and able to work more efficiently. A flexible gooseneck positions light where you need it.

Tazza also features an on-base USB port and outlet to keep your devices (and you) connected. Plug in your laptop, tablet or smartphone into the lamp base and never have to fumble with a wall outlet again! Perfect for homework, homeschool and the home office.

810jzNAaYLL._SL1500_Verilux product designs are based on more than 50 years of research to scientifically tune light to the needs of the human eye. At school, home or the office, a Verilux lamp is your productivity partner.




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Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablet & SmartPhone Review

Posted By on January 27, 2015


I received this pen in exchange for my honest review.. This is a really cool pen! It is a 4-in-1: Pen, Stylus, Flashlight, and Laser Pointer.. It is a nice heavy duty pen- made of stainless steel, but slim enough to fit nicely in your pocket or purse.
The pen and the stylus both glide smoothly. The Flashlight and Laser light are both surprisingly bright.. The flashlight is a nice bonus- for using a light discretely during a meeting or school play. The laser pointer has great distance.

Would be perfect for the business person or just a handy all-in-one tool to have at home.

What they say:

e41cd4dae47e590fd8ed19bd657febfa6e20a0ceUniversal Stylus Pen for Smartphone & Tablet – Minzos 4-In-1 Turbo Pen – Stylus, Ball Point Pen, Led Light & Presentation Pointer – Works w. Apple iPad Air/2/Mini/iPhone 5/5s/5c/4s, Nexus 5/7, Galaxy Tab 4/3/2, Galaxy S5/S4, HTC One M8/M7 (Silver) and Most Tablet and Smartphones.
Unveiling the 4 in 1 TurboPen by Minzos A stylus/ballpoint pen/LED flashlight/laser pointer:

The TurboPen is designed for comfort and practicality with attention to detail. Whether you need to jot down notes in the boardroom or the classroom, on your legal pad or your ipad, you will do so in style with this slim, well balanced Hi-Tech tool.

The TurboPen weighs in at 1.3 oz. and is just over 5 inches tall with a 3/8 in. diameter. Perfect dimensions to fit snugly in your hand, solid and substantial enough to give you the impression that it’s writing all by itself. The ballpoint glides across the paper and the stylus silently slides around the screen. All without cramping your hand or scarring your device screen.

For less than what many charge for a non-Apple-certified charger, Minzos gives you Voltanium X. Apple-certified, tested and proven, this case will handle your power needs with ease and style. You want more and you deserve more. Minzos includes a TurboPenTM, screen protector – everything you need, right in the box.

The bright LED flashlight is a welcome bonus to have handy when you are trying to read the menu in your favorite restaurant or the playbill in the theater or at your child’s recital.

The precision laser pointer will add style to your next presentation, simplify your life with the Minzos TurboPen.


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Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Posted By on January 27, 2015


Chocolate Truffle Cookies
A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them)
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened
  • chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture until well mixed.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets so they are 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Women’s Heart Health

Posted By on January 27, 2015

Friday, February 6th is National Wear Red Day

b5e5e92da5c701483b0b3c3eb0c885c3Wear Red, Talk Red, Get out that red sweater, skirt or pin and wear Friday, to remind everyone that 1 in 4 women dies of heart disease.

Then go a step further: Tell three women in your life to talk to their doctors about their blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose.. Pick up the phone, e-mail, text—do whatever you know will get their attention, so they’ll have a better understanding of their own risk of heart disease.


Here is a really good page of information on Heart Health- for anyone!
courtesy of:  >Woman’s Day Magazine

~I  am personally a big supporter, considering I survived Heart Disease, Two Heart Surgeries, and have an artificial Mitral Valve..and YES! I will be wearing RED Friday!
Danette Lykins, Owner
The Mystic Kitchen



Comment below telling me what you do to stay “Heart Healthy”.. One winner will receive a free a Red Dress pin!


Garcinia/Cleanse ADVANCED Fast Weight Loss Kit Review

Posted By on January 26, 2015

9ede8faeb816f864342b4c94e7119e91fd7e8d75TWO Advanced Blends Working Synergistically to…..HELP YOU LOSE THAT HOLIDAY WEIGHT!!!
I received this set in exchange for my honest review.. I have been taking both supplements as directed for about 3 weeks. I have not only lost 5lbs so far- I noticed a loss in inches as well..


The Garcinia Cambogia contains 60% HCG and is a great appetite suppressant- without being stimulating so it does not make you feel ‘jittery’ like some diet pills. It is also a natural mood booster- which is a bonus! I have noticed that I am snacking less during the day.. it really does work!

The Slender Cleanse is actually 400mg of Green Coffee Bean Extract along with other ingredients such as: a proprietary blend of natural herbs including Fennel Seed, Ginger, Goldenseal, Pumpkin Seed, Buckthorne root, Licorice root, Rhubarb and more. I like the fact that this product is all-natural and it does help to promote regularity- without being too harsh.

Overall: I am impressed at my weight loss with these two, and will continue using. Would I recommend buying? Absolutely!

What they say:
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White Chocolate Blueberry Bundt Cake

Posted By on January 26, 2015



White Chocolate Blueberry Bundt Cake
Serves: 16-20
Melt in your mouth decadence with two of my favorites, white chocolate and blueberries, with a perfectly matched Almond Glaze.
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Almond Glaze (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips in microwave 1 minute; stir until melted and cool slightly.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and melted white chocolate, mixing well.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk just until combined. Add pecans, if desired.
  6. Pour half of batter into prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle blueberries over batter; top with remaining batter and swirl carefully with knife.
  8. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes, invert on serving plate.
  10. Drizzle with Almond Glaze (see recipe).
Almond Glaze
Simple but makes a difference
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract

In small bowl, mix together all ingredients.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 239 Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 41g Sodium: 155mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 31mg

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Premium Delicates Laundry Bags, Set of 4 Review

Posted By on January 26, 2015

I received a set of 4 laundry bags in exchange for my honest review.
laundry-bagsI have never used these before- they are really nice to have for your delicates! Just place your delicates, undergarments, socks or swim wear, etc. inside one of the bags- toss it in the wash and throw it in the dryer, your items will come out clean without getting “beat up” by the washing and drying process..
I would only place a few items in each bag- to allow them to be washed thoroughly.
Each bag features a durable zip top enclosure, and come in two different sizes. These are nice, heavy duty bags. There is an elastic zipper guard to tuck away the zipper so no worries of the zipper getting stuck on anything in the wash..

These are very handy to have!

Product info:
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Konjac Sponge Review + Giveaway

Posted By on January 25, 2015

a7f9dd86d74393dbace822a70f710a2f094b3423Premium Pure Konjac Cleansing Sponge • 2 SPONGES & FREE Suction Hook Included • FREE eBook!
I received these sponges in exchange for my honest review.

When opening the package you will notice that the sponges are pretty stiff- just run them under warm water for a minute and they soften right up.
I love the way these feel- the texture is nice. After using, my face does feel a little smoother. You can use these with or without cleanser- I used Neutrogena soap.
I love that they are all-natural. Made with the Konjac plant- It is free of chemicals, paragons and sulfates. It is also biodegradable! These type of sponges are meant to get rid of blackheads and skin breakouts. It removes toxins and impurities by gently exfoliating your skin.

Overall- Love them! They are good for your skin- not only to exfoliate but to promote circulation for smoother, healthier looking skin.

Product info:
GENTLE EXFOLIATION: The La Lune Naturals Konjac Sponge gently exfoliates your skin and reveals a smoother texture and brighter looking skin.
100% NATURAL KONJAC: The konjac sponge is made from the sustainable konjac plant, and is free of chemicals, paragons, sulphates and is biodegradable. Our sponge is cruelty-free and vegan.
PREVENT BREAKOUTS AND BLACKHEADS! Brighter, smoother looking skin begins with our gentle exfoliating sponge that contains the essential minerals. When using our sponge you’ll see fewer blackheads and breakouts. REMOVES TOXINS AND IMPURITIES: The natural konjac fibers massage away impurities and toxins in your skin
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