Enjoy Your Wine with the Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Accessory Set Review!

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What Is It
For those that love wine, you know that certain kitchen accessories make it easier to drink your wine. After all, what’s wine without a simple way to get into your wine bottle for the perfect drink?

Ozeri has helped solve that problem with their Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory Set. Packaged together in a single case that looks (and is the same size as!) a wine bottle, you have four accessories to help you enjoy your wine. With the wine-shaped bottle, you can keep the accessories in the same wine cabinet that you keep your usual bottles, and you won’t have to clutter up a drawer or cabinet in your kitchen.

This Ozeri Wine Bottle set includes a stainless-steel corkscrew with foil cutting knife, drip-stop collar, combination wine pourer/stopper, and foil cutter. Each one of the items fits into the foam inner lining that’s especially designed to hold that particular accessory inside of the wine bottle case.

The wine bottle case has a magnetic locking mechanism that keeps the accessories safely stored inside the bottle. At the same time, it’s easy to open in case you want to use your accessories. It stands up vertically with no issue, and it can be stored in the wine rack as well. Again, it’s the exact same size (though not the same weight) as a regular wine bottle.

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My Opinion
The Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory set would make a fantastic gift for any wine lovers. Not only does it easily package together a bunch of wine-drinking accessories, but it also includes the wine bottle container that makes everything look so much more fashionable and adorable. It really makes it look like a nice “set” instead of just buying a bunch of related items. The Wine Bottle storage case is really, in my opinion, what pulls this set together.

At the same time, most of the items in the kit aren’t anything of spectacular quality. I’ve had no problems using any of them, but they don’t seem like they’re going to hold up to years and years of use. As long as you’re careful while using them (like I’ve been), they don’t seem like they’re going to break anytime soon, but at the same time, I definitely wouldn’t say that they seem like the highest-quality items I could find for wine bottle opening. If you can find accessories that are the exact same size and shape (like for the foil cutter), you could probably replace the item and still use the wine bottle case. For something like the wine stopper or the corkscrew, though, you might have a hard time finding something that’s exactly the same size.

The corkscrew and the wine stopper seem to be the most durable of the items. The foil cutter seems to be the least durable. I’ve definitely been careful with the foil cutter as it seems like it’s the most likely to break, but it hasn’t broken after quite a few uses, so it’s possible that treading with care keeps it in decent-enough shape.

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Pros
The 5-Piece Wine Bottle Opening Set from Ozeri was really designed to give you everything you needed to open and drink your wine at an affordable price. It has quite a few accessories, and the storage “wine bottle” case makes it really easy to fit into your current wine storage scheme without taking up extra room in drawers.

Cons
You’ll want to use care when using some of the accessories.

Recommended
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who drinks wine or just started drinking wine, this set could be perfect. It really provides everything you need in a single, easy-to-use set. However, if you’re looking to upgrade current wine tools to better, more-durable options, this may not be your best choice.

Buy It
You can purchase the Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle opening set directly from Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, it will qualify for Prime Shipping as well! If you’re someone that prefers an affordable automatic wine bottle opener, Ozeri also has you covered there (and I prefer the automatic opener over this set).

Giveaway: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?” Book

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Animals, when we welcome them into our homes, easily become part of our families. I know quite a few dog owners, and all of them love their dogs as they’ve become a real part of the family. All you have to do is look at a pet store to see all of the amazing options and treats for our pets. If you have a dog, you know exactly how much of a best companion your furry friend can become. That’s why Chicken Soup for the Soul wants to provide a whole book of heart-warming and smile-inducing stories for you to read.

In “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?”, you’ll read 101 Amazing Stories of Magical Moments, Miracles and… Mayhem.

The official description says:

Our canine friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. You will enjoy reading all the 101 heartwarming and often hysterical stories in this book about our canine companions and the magic they bring to our lives. This collection will make you laugh and touch your heart and after reading the stories we know you’ll say, “The dog did what?”

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Chicken Soup for the Soul has generously offered to send a copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?” book to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on October 18th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Rafflecopter and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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iGozen Organic Dish-Washing Kit Review

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What Is It
Do you know how many harmful chemicals are contained in your average cleansers – or in your average fruit or meat wash? Well, it’s quite a few. Luckily, small companies have started to realize this problem, and one of them has come up with an amazing solution. iGozen offers everyday cleansers, fruit cleansers, meat cleansers, fish cleansers, and vegetable cleansers. It’s been proven to eliminate 99.9% of E. Coli, Salmonella, and other harmful bacteria, toxins, and pollutants.

Unlike other cleansers you might have tried, iGozen is designed to clean your items safely. Designed to be hypoallergenic and non-toxic, this cleanser is entirely organic and has been laboratory-tested to ensure that it gets rid of the important harmful things in your home and food. It’s completely odor-free with no off-gassing. Because of its powder design, it helps protect the environment by reducing bottles that need to be made. Along with that, with its extremely affordable price, you’ll be saving a ton of money! That sounds like win-win all-around, right?

Unlike standard cleansers, iGozen operates on a unique system. You don’t buy the liquid directly in the bottle. Instead, you purchase a separate powder that goes into the bottle, gets shaken together, and then your cleanser is ready to go! Before every use, just give the bottle another shake, and your cleanser will be all mixed up and ready to go again.

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iGozen also recently released their Food Wash. This is a shaker that combines the cleaning power of the fruit/vegetable cleanser with the meat/fish cleanser into a single powder. It comes with its own shaker to easily clean all of your foods in an instant without worrying about separating for each type of food.

The starter kits are going to get you exactly where you want to be. Each starter kit comes with an iGozen bottle (that’s perfectly sized for the exact amount of water you need for your cleanser) as well as 6 packets of the cleansing powder you’re interested in.

Started recently, all iGozen Everyday Cleaner Kits will now also be including an metallic-like fabric sponge on one side with a plant fiber on the opposing side. Designed to make it super simple to do dishes, you’ll never have to deal with a harsh chemical destroying your skin again!

iGozen will also be offering their Organic Dish-Washing Kit soon! It’s the same kit as the Everyday Essential Starter Kit, but it also comes with this cleansing sponge as well as a bit of 100% pure Grapefrut Essential Oil. The iGozen Everyday Cleanser can be sprayed on your dirty dishes then wiped clean under warm water. Since the cleanser doesn’t produce any bubbles, it’ll be a new sensation for cleaning, but there won’t be any gross chemicals that dry out your hands or leave your dishes smelling weird.

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My Opinion
I’ve written up an entire post about how much I love iGozen, and everything about that still stands. It’s still the only cleanser that I use in my home, and it pretty much goes everywhere with me! I bought another set to give to a close friend, and she loves it too! Honestly, it changes people’s minds. Everyone thinks that a “gentle” cleanser can’t be effective, but after you clean a surface and people see the difference that iGOZEN can make, it’s pretty convincing.

I don’t want to rehash what I’ve already told you guys in the past, so you definitely should read my iGozen Organic Home Cleanser Review to read about their cleaners and how much I love them!

As for this new Organic Dish-Washing Kit, it’s just as amazing as the rest of the items that iGOZEN offers. I don’t tend to wash dishes too often, but on occasion, I have items that can’t go into the dishwasher. This has made it so easy to clean them. I don’t have to worry about that dry, gross feeling on my hands from usual dish soaps. I just spray on the Everyday Cleaner, let it sit a bit, and the sponge really helps get off any mess. It’s been doing a miraculous job cleaning my muffin tin pans from when I accidentally spill batter. They are spotless when I’m done! It’s amazing! If you’re tired of dealing with the “weird feeling” hands and the dry skin of dishwashing, this really seems like the perfect solution. I’ve found that it tends to work best when you allow the cleanser to soak on the dishes for a minute or so, though, so try that if you have a tougher one to clean.

Pros
iGOZEN cleansers are safe for the environment and your family. They’re extremely affordable, and you can reuse the bottles again and again. They clean up household surfaces perfectly, and they’ve always made it easy for me to clean my fruits and meats as well. The new Organic Dish-Washing Kit is amazing for cleaning up dishes, and I’ll admit to being extremely impressed!

Cons
Nothing! You do have to shake the bottle before use, but really, is it that hard?

Recommended
If you want a natural way to clean your home, avoid harming your pets, kids, and yourself, and want it to be environmentally-friendly and cost-effective, you’ve hit the jackpot with iGOZEN. While you might have to break out the super-intense cleansers for a couple stains, honestly, I’ve done 98% of all of my household and food cleaning with iGOZEN for the past year now, and it’s been perfect.

Buy It
You can purchase any of the iGozen cleansers directly from the iGOZEN site. I’ve purchased there before, and it’s super easy to do! You can also join their Savings Club which allows you to get free shipping and regular deliveries of the cleanser you love the most! (Seriously, this stuff is amazing!)

Giveaway: Customizable Notepads and Stationary from CrinkledNose.com!

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What Is It
We all have stationary and paper products in our lives. Whether it’s the notepad you take notes on, the invitiations you need to send out to your latest party, the calendar to keep track of the date, or many others, we do use a lot of paper products. Why not have ones around that you absolutely love – ones that represent you and who you are?

CrinkledNose.com sells a wide variety of items to ensure that you can always get exactly what you need. They sell announcements, calendars, holiday items, invitations, notepads, stationary and gifts, and wedding items. Of course, with every single item they sell, you can completely customize it to be as personalized as you want. Some of their items allow you to add pictures while others, for those of you who don’t want to deal with photos, can be customized with text.

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It’s very easy to customize your items too. Even if you don’t have much experience with the internet, customizing things, or using your computer, you’ll still have no problems. It’s been designed to take you, step-by-step, through exactly what you need to do to customize your item. Since the designs are mostly made already, customization mostly includes selecting your photos as well as changing the text on the item. Both of those things are very easy to do, and you’ll be able to preview your finished item before you actually place the order as well – just in case you misspelled something. It’s super easy to do!

I had the chance to fall in love with some of the CrinkledNose.com Notepads. They have quite a few designs to fall in love with. Some of them allow you to put in your own favorite photos while a lot of them look amazing without adding any photos since their designs are focused around the writing. The Notepads allow you to add an optional magnetic strip along the back if you want to hang them on the fridge or anywhere else. The CrinkledNose.com Customized Notepads are also available in multiple sizes, so you’ll be able to pick the perfect size for your needs when ordering.

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Ordering
Making your notepads is extremely simple. CrinkledNose.com has done a fantastic job of making a straight-forward platform that easily allows you to choose exactly what you want – and customize it easily. Even if you don’t have much computer experience, you’ll have absolutely no problem customizing your notepads.

First, you’ll need to pick out which notepad design that you’re interested in. There are quite a few designs to choose from, and you can easily zoom in on the designs to see what they look like. Some of the designs have a spot to customize a photo (or more than a single photo!) Most of them also have a spot to customize the text on the notepad. The design itself stays the same, so all you have to do is specify the photo as well as the text. This is done in a simple process that will take less than a minute (as long as you know where your photo is located on your computer)

Once you’ve done that, you’ll have to select if you want to add a magnet to the back of your notepads. That’s optional, but it will allow you to stick your notepad to magnetic surfaces such as the fridge. From there, you just have to wait as your CrinkledNose.com customized notepads are created. They’ll be shipped to you when they’re done!

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My Opinion
I’m surprised by how quickly my CrinkledNose.com notepads were finished. After creating them, which took a total of less than 3 minutes since it’s so simple, the notepads where in my hands within a week. I chose to have them equipped with magnetic backs so they could be placed on my fridge for a shopping list option. The notepads came packaged together in packages of 5, and they even included a free CrinkledNose.com magnetic calendar that shows the full year to keep track of dates easily.

The notepads were done really well. The photo I chose had some unique colors to it, and the notepads were printed beautifully. None of the colors are blown out or too dark. The photo is perfectly centered, and the words are exactly as I requested they be printed. The paper they used is thick, but not intensely so. It’s honestly really impressive. The photos were done wonderfully, and I love how they turned out.

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I was also a bit concerned that the magnets on the back of the notepads may not have too much magnetic power. Turns out that I had no reason to worry. The notepads stick to the fridge with absolutely no problem. They also have no issue staying in place – even when being written on. The magnets aren’t the strongest magnets I’ve ever heard, but they also hold the notepads up on the fridge with no problem – even when the notepad is still mostly full.

Writing on these notepads is easy as well. It has a nice, smooth surface. When writing with a pen or a pencil, I’ve had absolutely no problem. I don’t know if I’d recommend a marker since I think it’d end up bleeding through the paper, but it’s a dream to write on it with a pen. The pen just tends to glide over the skin of the notepad with no issue.

Tearing off sheets is simple as well. The adhesive they used makes a clean and effortless tear without tearing when you don’t need it. I’ve never had an issue with the pages leaving any residue or not tearing off completely. CrinkledNose.com came up with a good system for tearing out sheets of notepad papers from your pad.

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Pros
The CrinkledNose.com Personalized Notepads are amazing. They’re sleek and easy to write on, customize really easily, and were printed on high-quality paper with an attention to detail and the perfect color correction.

Cons
Absolutely nothing! The notepads are amazing, and I have no complaints.

Recommended
Want to make a statement with your notepad – or just smile everytime you see it? The CrinkledNose.com notepads are absolutely perfect for that. They’re easy to write on, extremely simple to customize, can stick to your refridgerator, and have quite a few sheets per notepad so you’ll definitely get a great value with these.

Buy It
You can purchase any of the customized notepads directly from CrinkledNose.com personalized stationery. They also sell lots of other personalized items to choose from.

WIN IT:

CrinkledNose.com has generously offered to send 10 Personalized Notepads to one lucky winner! You’ll get to make your design and everything! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on October 8th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Rafflecopter and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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