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Google Home for KidsReviews 

Google Home for Kids

We recently added a Google Home to our household. We’ve all been having alot of fun with it and I think it’s very useful for families with children. The device is relatively family friendly, and my kids love having it–so do I. Here are some of the ways we’ve been using it: Timers: I think the timer feature is one of the “killer app” aspects of the Google Home. You simply say something like “Ok Google, set a timer for 30 minutes for Piano,” and it will start running a…

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Republic Wireless 3.0 vs Google Project Fi Mobile Phone Service ReviewPhone Bills Reviews Save Money Technology 

Republic Wireless 3.0 vs Google Project Fi Mobile Phone Service Review

If you’re tired of the big US mobile phone companies (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile), you may want to consider two very strong contenders: Google Project Fi and Republic Wireless 3.0. Below is my review and comparison of the two service providers. I am a customer of both. I have been with Republic Wireless since the beginning and am a more recent Google Project Fi customer. [BTW, if you decide to go with Project Fi, please use my “refer a friend” code. After you’ve been on the service…

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Juicespresso Juicer ReviewNutrition Reviews Uncategorized 

Juicespresso Juicer Review

The Juicespresso Juicer is an amazing device for juicing fans. If you’re considering purchasing one, read my review. The Juicespresso cold press masticating machines are very efficient at getting the juice out of various fruits and vegetables. You’ll be pleased that it will potentially lower your produce bill when compared to your old high-speed juicer. This juicer is compact, so it doesn’t take up much counter space (you’ll want to keep it out all the time!) and it is dishwasher safe. I was using a Jack LaLane juicer that I…

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Redfin Review in Maryland: Should You Use RedFin, Rather Than A Traditional Real Estate Agent?Reviews Save Money 

Redfin Review in Maryland: Should You Use RedFin, Rather Than A Traditional Real Estate Agent?

Is it a good idea to use Redfin to sell or purchase a home in Maryland? Read my Redfin Review! Many home buyers and home sellers in Maryland are asking themselves whether or not they should use Redfin to buy or sell their home.  They are worried about whether they’ll get the same service or somehow make less money, or do more work themselves if they use Redfin. Honestly, Redfin is great. It is NOT a do-it-yourself or for sale by owner (FSBO) service by any stretch–this is a myth…

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Republic Wireless Review Part 1Featured Phone Bills Review Reviews Save Money Technology 

Republic Wireless Review Part 1

Republic Wireless 2.0 Review Executive Summary – Updated March 12, 2016 My customer review covers the Republic Wireless Mobile Phone Service with the Moto X gen 2, Moto E gen 2 and Moto G phones.  This review is about the Republic Wireless 2.0 plan which isn’t available anymore. They have now launched a their 3.0 plan, so the information below is outdated. For current information please see my review of Republic Wireless 3.0 and comparison to Google Project Fi.   “Stop wasting money on high-priced yearly contract phones.  Get reliable, smarter…

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Vitamix 5200 ReviewBlenders Nutrition Reviews 

Vitamix 5200 Review

Read My Review of the Vitamix 5200 Blender Vitamix blenders are famous for being long-lasting smoothie-blending work-horses. They are the high-end benchmark that other blenders must compete with to win market-share. This is a review of my experience with the Vitamix 5200. I purchased my Vitamix about 6 months ago. I got it as a refurbished unit on Amazon.com. I went for a refurbished blender because the  savings were huge and the warranty coverage was still very strong. I am glad I did because I was able to afford more…

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Review of Ikea Kitchen CabinetsReview Reviews 

Review of Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

  Read about my experience purchasing Ikea kitchen cabinets and getting them installed.   Executive Summary:  Ikea kitchen cabinets are modern, attractive and stylish…and cheaper than many of the other options. Read about the ups and downs of my experience from start to finish to help you decide if Ikea is the right option for your next kitchen. Recently we decided it was time to update our kitchen cabinets. We were on a budget, but wanted something that would look modern and nice. We considered cabinet refacing but decided that…

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Review of Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 model IP-DUO60Food Reviews 

Review of Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 model IP-DUO60

We do alot of cooking with pressure cookers in my family.  We’ve been through several. Prior to purchasing the Instant Pot (aka Instapot), we had both more traditional stove-top pressure cookers and most recently a Cuisinart digital pressure cooker.  In fact, we were fairly happy with the Cuisinart cooker.  It did a great job and it has lasted for several years.  We still have it and use it when we need to cook two things at the same time.  Having said that, we are absolutely thrilled with our 7-in-1 pressure…

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Blendtec Blender ReviewBlenders Featured Food Nutrition Review Reviews 

Blendtec Blender Review

Summary: This is a review of the Blendtec blender sold in Costco (TB621 USCOST) currently being sold for $319.  Although we loved this machine when it was working, we managed to break ours 3 times in two months through just normal use. On the third time, it broke we just returned it. Read on for information about alternatives to this blender and why we were so sad to see it go! If you’re considering a Blendtec Blender, you may want to avoid this blender and instead go for a different Total Blender…

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Why We Shop At Costco – Costco Review Part 1Featured Food Nutrition Recommendations Review Reviews Save Money 

Why We Shop At Costco – Costco Review Part 1

  Costco sells two 36 ounce bottles of Organic Blue Agave for $9.89 Easy Ways to Save Money: Shop at Costco This is part 1 of my review of Costco. [Don’t miss Part 2 here] I know this may seem a little off-topic for this blog, but I think there are still many families who haven’t discovered the joys of shopping at bulk food warehouse stores.  Many people are turned off by the membership fees or think they just don’t need a huge box of this or that.  I submit that…

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