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Monday, July 27, 2015

Erisan Multi-Media Projector Review

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I've been using this Multi-Media Projector from Erisan for a little while.  I am really impressed with the quality of the projector for the price.  



It has a great picture quality.  In a dark room the picture is really impressive.  It is good enough that you can even use it in a room during the day.  The picture isn't as bright (as you can see in my day vs dark pictures).  It's still fine for putting a movie on if the room is darkened (shades pulled). 

Day 

Dark


It is very easy to set up.  It took no more than 5 minutes to go from the box to watching a movie.  I got it out, plugged it in, put batteries (included) in the remote, and turned it on.  The focus is easy to use, as is the tilt.  Both of which are located on the top.  I put in my memory stick in one of the 2 USB ports, and I was ready to go.  It also has a port for HDMI, AV cable (included), a 3.5 mm jack, and an SD card slot.  

The only problem I encountered I had a few movies on my USB stick with the audio in Dolby Digital, so I didn't have audio for those since the projector isn't compatible with DD.  My other movies, however, had great audio and picture. It's also not able to be mounted, so it needs a shelf or stand to sit on.  With the small size, it's easy to find a spot for it to sit comfortably.  I like the smaller size because it is not bulky and it is lightweight. You can see the size compared to my hand.  



I've enjoyed watching many movies on this.  It's perfect for home use.  

You can find the Erisan Multi-Media Projector on Amazon at this link. 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TO8MABQ

This is definitely one great projector for the price.  I couldn't be happier.  

A little more information on the projector. 

Projection Technology: LED

Native Resolution: 800*480(RGB)

Supported Resolution: 1080P (1920x1080)

Input Voltage(V): 100-240V 50/60Hz

Brightness(Lumens): 800

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 and 16:9

OSD Languages: Chinese, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, French, English,etc.

Projection Screen Size (inch): 36-130 Inches

Projection Distance (m): 1.2-3.8

Video Formats: 3GP (H263,MPEG4), AVI (XVID, DIVX, H264), MKV (XVID, H264,DIVX), FLV(FLV1), MOV(H264), MP4(MPEG4,AVC), MPG(MPEG1), VOB(MPEG2), MPG(MPG-PS), RMVB(RV40)

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WAV(Due to the copyright issue of Dolby, it can not support Dolby's Audio decoding.)

Picture Formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG

Connectors: 3.5mm Jack, HDMI Input, DC, SD Card Slot, 2 USB, 3-in-1 AV In

Speakers Included: Yes, built-in

Lamp Type: LED

Lamp Life (Hours): 20,000 hours

Power Consumption (W): 55W

Digital Keystone Correction: ¡À15¡ã

Dimension(cm): 7.9 x 5.9 x 2.8 inch

Net Weight(kg): 1000 g



I received this free in exchange for my honest an unbiased review.  



Friday, July 17, 2015

Trying TuVous For The First Time

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I am not the girliest of girls out there. I do love to try to pretty myself up and try new things that will make it easier on me.  I also love to add some color and a little fun to my clothing.  

I was excited to get a surprise box of TuVous items in the mail.  It was full of awesome stuff that I was able to try out.  I was looking at the TuVous site, and was amazed at all the items you can get.  

I unpacked my box and found sunglasses, super colorful socks, a beautiful Tree Of Life necklace, and colorful nail wraps.  After fighting off my kids, telling them it's ALL mine, I tired these out. 



I had to try on the sunglasses first.  These are great!  They are large frames, but I love them.  They are sturdy, have a pretty design, and I love that I can wear them over my glasses.  They are big enough that I can actually put them on over my normal eyewear, and they are comfortable.  



They also came in a super cute cloth case to protect it when in your purse or dresser. 



Then I had to try my socks.  Colorful and bright!  I love how fun these socks are.  They are a soft and thin cotton fabric.  These are my "around the house" relaxing socks.  However, they would be good for boots too.  They come up about 3/4 of my calf.  They are thin and breathe great, so my feet don't get hot and sweaty.  However, again, they re thin, so thy won't provide a lot of protection from shoes that aren't broken in.  I am in love with the colors an vibrancy.  They are one of my new favorite socks. 



The very favorite of the TuVous item I got is the tree necklace.  It resembles the Tree Of Life and means a lot to me in the symbolism. I am a mother of 9.  I have birthed 6 of my children at home, and I work a little in the natural birth field.  I immediately put the necklace on.  

It seems of nice an strong quality.  I have been wearing it quite a bit over the last few weeks.  So far it has held up well.  There is no wear.  The chain has held up to not just my wearing it, but my 15 month old pulling on it while nursing.  The lobster style clasp works great without it sticking or breaking.  It also has extension links to make it longer if you want.  




The last item would be the nail wraps.  I got the Rainbow Splatters (VMTA105).  I had only experiences nail wraps once before with another well known brand.  The other brand the wraps were pretty much permanently stuck to your nails.  Pulling the other brand off destroyed my top layers of my nails.  




TuVous nail wraps were easy to apply.  They are more like stickers, and more forgiving.  They are not as permanent, which is good and bad.  You are able to remove them without damage to your nails.  You can change your color and pattern without a huge fuss (and again, damage to your nails).  However, they don't last quite as long.  Mine lasted about 1 1/2 weeks.  However, this was also with intense work with my hands.  I was scouring stuff with steel pads and doing a lot of gardening.  I would assume they would last longer if I hadn't been doing such crazy work with my hands.  



The wraps will get you many uses with one sheet.  I was able to do all my finger nails, and this is what I had left.  



They are a great deal!


I received these all free in exchange for my review. 




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Homemade Sports Drink Using Coconut Water


I'm sure most people have heard the amazing benefits of coconut water. 

"What Is Coconut Water?
Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.

It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium." (http://www.m.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-coconut-water)

I love to use coconut water.  I'm not a huge fan of drinking it by itself.  I will when sick, or right after having a baby to help rehydrate my body.  However, using it in smoothies, add juice to it, and cooking with it is wonderful.  

I was able to try out a 12 pack of CoCo Zia 100% Organic Coconut Water.  The container comes with a twist spout that you can drink or pour straight from, and then put the lid back on if you don't use it all right away.  I love that it is organic, and I also love that the packaging is recyclable paper cartons. The plastic spout also pops off to make recycling much easier.  




After I received these containers, I found a new way to use coconut water when my kids were sick just a couple weeks ago.  

I wanted to go buy Gatorade to get some electrolytes in their system.  I really hate the artificial dyes in it, along with some of the ingredients.  I then wondered how to make a homemade version myself.  

That's when I tried this recipe.


Homemade Sports Drink

1 quart Coconut Water
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp crushed Calcium (or open 1 capsule)
1/2-1 cup favorite 100% fruit juice (fresh is best and most flavorful)
2 Tbsp honey (or sugar) to sweeten

Mix and store in a jar in your refrigerator.  You can also freeze them in Popsicle molds for children. 

You can find their 100% Organic Coconut Water HERE on Amazon. 

 



I received this free in exchange for my review.