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No Mess No Fuss: Egg-Tastic 05Feb16

Do you dread making breakfast in the mornings? It may only takes minutes to cook but leaves you with a big mess to clean up. Breakfast can be very time
consuming and no one has the time for all that mess & fuss.

I’ll admit the thought of microwaved eggs grossed me out and there is no possible way they could ever turn out good. However, my motto is to always try
something at least once. Plus the Egg-Tastic™ would eliminate me having to get a bowl out to
stir the eggs in, buttering up a pan, adding the eggs to the pan, hovering over them, and constantly turning them so they don’t get burnt. Not to mention I
wouldn’t have to clean a mixing bowl, a pan, a spatula, and a plate! You just can’t beat fast and efficient, so I gave it a whirl.

The Egg-Tastic™ is a ceramic microwave egg cooker that comes with instructions and a cooking
guide. The commercials promise that you can make flavorful fluffy scrambled eggs, poached eggs, and more. You just simply follow the 4 easy steps of crack
the eggs (up to 4), add ingredients to the eggs if you wish, put the lid on top and place in the microwave, and then simply enjoy. There is a max fill line
that you have to be conscious of which is about half way up the ceramic pot.

Since I’m not a fan of poached eggs I made some good ol’ fashioned scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, salt & pepper. I usually add milk to my
scrambled eggs to make them extra fluffy but I forgot to add it this time. I added 2 eggs, so according to the cooking guide I put it in the microwave for
1 minute and 20 seconds. When I went to put my fork in it I noticed it wasn’t cooked all the way, so I added an additional minute and they came out great!
Just make sure to use an oven mitt when taking it out because it does get extremely hot.

Now it was time for clean up. Since I ate my eggs right out of the pot I only had my fork and the Egg-Tastic™ to clean, but it wasn’t that easy. I used a soft sponge and still had a lining
of eggs around the pot. So I had to use a coarse brush to clean it and with a little elbow grease it came clean but wasn’t as easy as I thought it was
going to be.

All in all it was great. It cut down on time, dishes, and mess. It also made some pretty good fluffy eggs. Not only is it great for someone who’s always on
the go but perfect for a college student too.

You can get your own Egg-Tastic™ from Taylor Gifts
for $9.98 or $8.98 each if you buy 2 or more.

From Credit Cards To Cash You’ll Always Find It Fast: PHONE POCKET 21Dec15

Want the handiness and convenience of a fanny pack without the embarrassment of actually having to wear one? Sometimes all you need is just a few things without carrying around the excess bulk of your wallet or purse. Like I promised in my last blog, here’s a review about…you guessed it, The Phone Pocket™! (please contain your excitement)

I’ve had the Phone Pocket on my Samsung Galaxy S6 for about 3 months now and I absolutely love it! It claims to stretch and hold up to 10 cards, IDs or cash, and great for carrying ear buds and coupons. So naturally I shoved everything I could think of inside of it to test it out. Everything was secure even after flipping it upside down and giving it a good shake; not a thing fell out. Even after 3 months of use it hasn’t gotten stretched out and has kept its original size. The only thing I recommend not putting in it is change, that’s the one thing that seemed to fall out occasionally.

It’s very slim (probably about less than half an inch) and fits in my back pocket just fine even with cards inside it. It feels no different than having just my phone in my pocket. Removing just one item from the pocket isn’t difficult and it doesn’t interfere when I’m talking on my phone either.

It also claims that it can be easily removed without leaving any residue, but I like mine too much to remove it and risk losing the stickiness.

Now I’m about to get a little Bill Nye The Science Guy on you…

Some people may have concerns about their cards getting demagnetized because it’s right up against the battery. Cell phones do produce a lot of RF energy (Radiofrequency) but the electromagnetic energy is what you should be worried about. After some research (aka I Googled it) It seems to be unlikely because mos of the energy is the RF energy that won’t affect the credit cards. Also for your protection there’s a built in anti-theft RFID technology which secures your credit card data. (nerd rant over)

The Phone Pocket can be used for more than just your phone! It’s also great for creating a pocket anywhere you need one like on a jacket, your gym clothes, purse, bag, desk, other electronics, etc. Anywhere that needs a pocket, the possibilities are endless!

It’s buy one get one FREE from Taylor Gifts for $14.98.

Two Things To Keep Organized 04Nov15

All in One iPad Stand

If you have an iPad then every so often it needs to be charged, and it can always be a pain to find the right charger through the sea of all your other chargers. Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate that matching game and have an organized place for your electronics? The All in One iPad Stand gives you just that; an organized, designated place for your desk or nightstand to charge your iPad. There are also 3 smaller compartments for your other electronics and accessories. Small notches are molded into this product so power cords can easily connect to your devices. Made from strong plastic, it can also double as a display stand if you need to watch something at your desk or before you go to bed.

Watch Colt Sebastian Taylor test it out!

Timer Cube

Remember growing up and seeing your grandparents using an hourglass to help them keep track of time? While it may have done the job there was no alarm that went off to alert you when time was up. The Timer Cube is a 21st century upgrade of that hour glass. All you have to do is simply turn the cube to display the amount of minutes you’d like to countdown from and the timer will begin. Want to know how much time there is left? There’s a digital readout that will tell you how long it will be until the cube’s alarm goes off. This product is perfect for games, cooking, or even workouts. The Timer Cube can count down from 60, 30, 15, or 5 minutes.

Colt Sebastian Taylor tested it out recently.

Product Highlight: The Hatchet Multi Tool 14Oct15

Mutltitools are great little inventions. Instead of carrying around a half a dozen worth tools, you can carry around one tool that can do many things. The Hatchet Multitool is a great new tool we have here a Taylor Gifts. This one product has:

Heavyweight forged stainless steel hammer

Hatchet with protective guard

Spring-loaded pliers with a wire cutter

2½” straight and serrated blade

A double-tooth saw with file

A flat and Philips head screwdriver

A 4 position mini wrench with a bottle opener

And it comes with a nylon carry pouch.

Attach the carrying pouch to you belt and you are good to for almost any outdoor activity. It’s also great to have on you if you are camping. It’s the perfect gift for a hunter or outdoorsman. Watch our friend Colt Sebastian Taylor check it out.

Product Highlight – Door Scratch Protector 14Sep15

If you have a large dog or even a very active small dog they will start to damage your door if they paw at it enough. Protect your door from scratches with a Door Scratch Protector. This product is made from a single piece of strong, flexible plastic and hangs off of your door knob. It also comes with several hook and loop pads that stick to your door to hold the protector in place. This product can be used on the outside of your door or on the inside. It measures 16’’ x 36’’ and will wipe down with a damp cloth. Get one today!

Watch it being put through its paces at:

The Dog Days of Summer Organization 14Jul15

As summer begins to wane, it is also time to get ready for the start of the school year. While you may have spent the entire summer in a state of clutterdue to the children always being underfoot, when school starts you need to make sure everything is as organized as possible to cut down on the stress of keeping up with school and work schedules.

1. Dry erase boards. These are a must-have for end of summer organizing and the entire school year. You can use the board to remember appointments, assign chores, and keep track of special school activities.

2. Storage bins and containers. Cooler temperatures mean that the kids are spending more time indoors, which means their toys are too. Clean up those messy rooms with storage bins and other containers to keep everything where it belongs. You can choose canvas, metal, or wooden bins to make sure everything matches the décor. Storage containers are also a great way to safely store all those summer clothes to clear out space for all those new school clothes.

3. Create child spaces. Mornings are hectic when school starts, so you need a way to make sure the kids don’t forget anything. Dedicate one area of a counter or table for each child, and use it to stage backpacks, lunches, and other items they will need for the upcoming school day. This is also a great way to help you remember which kid still needs a lunch, who has homework that needs checking, and who needs a signature on a permission slip.

We all hate to see summer go, because it always means much higher stress levels are right around the corner. However, using these tips to get organized will make every morning that much smoother.


What Kind of Pillows are Out There to Help Me Get a Good Night’s Sleep? 21Apr15

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, the pillow you choose plays a key role. If you spend more time tossing and turning than you do snoozing, you should consider the following types of pillows to see which one works best for your sleeping positions.

Back Sleepers

If you sleep on your back, your pillow should support your head in a way that keeps your head and neck in a straight line, without any flexing either direction. You want a soft pillow that provides a bit of firmness to give you the best night’s sleep.

Side Sleepers

If you sleep on your side, you need a pillow that is thick enough to fill the gap between your head and where your shoulder hits the bed. You will want to choose one that provides firm support, with filling that doesn’t shift around too much when you move.

Stomach Sleepers

If you sleep on your stomach, you will want a thinner pillow that keeps your neck and spine in alignment. You will want it to be soft, yet still provide the support you need to keep your head in the right position.

Filling Matters

Pillows are available with different fillings, including:

Down or Feathers
– This provides superior comfort, and tends to last for quite some time.

– This is similar to feathers, but is cheaper and machine washable.

Memory Foam

Memory foam pillows are also popular sleeping options. These are made from a material called viscoelastic. This option is soft and absorbs energy, allowing it to conform directly to your head and neck. While many people find these the most comfortable, they do provide firmer support, and many find that they can become uncomfortably warm when sleeping on them.

When trying to find the right pillow, you might find that you have to try a few different options to find the absolute best one for your needs.

Check out Taylor Gift’s great selection of pillows.


What are the Benefits of Emu Oil? 07Apr15

One popular substance that is quickly gaining recognition for its benefits to the body is emu oil. It has been used by the Aborigines for centuries due to its healing properties, and it has been successful in treating a wide range of health problems.

What is Emu Oil?

Emu oil is essentially the rendered fat of the emu. There are different kinds of this oil available, depending on how it was processed. If you want to ensure the highest efficacy, you need to ensure that you choose pure emu oil, which is refined using clays, rather than lye or other caustic measures.

Emu Oil Benefits

Emu oil provides many benefits for the skin and body. This oil is nearly 100% triglyceride lipids, which is one of the most similar substances to the fatty acids found in the skin. As a result, it is absorbed much more quickly than many of the lotions and creams that are currently available.

This oil has been studied extensively, and has been found to provide numerous benefits, including:

· Anti-Inflammatory Benefits – When used on the skin in areas of swelling and inflammation, it has been found to reduce both issues within 12 hours or less.

· Skin Cell Regeneration – Studies conducted at Boston University have found that emu oil may help to heal bedsores,
arthritis, and thin skin by stimulating the regeneration of skin cells.

Emu oil also contains several natural substances that provide benefits for the skin:

· Vitamin A

· Linoleic Acid

· Oleic Acid

· Sapogens

· Terpines

Each of these provide numerous benefits such as skin repair, regeneration, anti-wrinkle and antiseptic properties, and easing of joint and muscle pain. Emu oil does all of this without harmful substances or phospholipids, making it an all natural healer that your skin will love.


How To Make a Statement with Fun Door Mats 10Mar15

Door mats are one of those things that makes life a little bit easier by helping to remove dirt and mud from people’s shoes so that it isn’t tracked through the house. While most people picture a boring, staid mat with the word ‘Welcome’ emblazoned across it, there are so many more options available, and they can help you make any statement you like when you use them.

Fun door mats are available in a wide range of styles to suit every mood. If you want to stay on the normal side of welcome mats, you can opt for those that simply have bright bold colors, interesting patterns or designs, or even different shapes.

There are also fun door mats that take a walk on the wilder side through the use of funny or sarcastic statements to welcome your guests. These mats can use funny sayings, or provide an interesting way to show visitors your hobbies, likes, and dislikes before they ever enter your home.

For those of you who have pets, there are plenty of fun door mats available to let everyone who whom or what they may encounter when they cross your threshold. There are mats that feature cute pictures of dogs or cats, and there also those that have sayings that are spoken by your favorite pet.

Fun door mats can also lend themselves to sarcasm and wit by using sayings and images to show your guests how you really feel. Some of these can be humorous, while others can come close to being offensive.

No matter what your personality or feelings about life in general, there are fun door mats available that you can use to tell the world. Forget about those boring welcome mats, and move on to the world of fun door mats to make a statement.

Product Highlight – Chilli Two in One Cleaning System 24Feb15

When it comes to keeping your house clean, you need a vacuum cleaner that is designed to handle your floors and carpeting. However, it can be rather cumbersome to lug that full size vacuum around to clean up spills or even sweep the steps. If you are looking for an option that gives you the best of both worlds, you have found it with the Chilli Two in One cleaning system.

This is a stick style vacuum cleaner that you can use on your carpets, hardwood floors, and tile floors. It also doubles as an easy to use handheld vacuum for getting into smaller spaces and vacuuming the stairs and other areas that are difficult to clean with a larger vacuum. While this is a stick vacuum, it provides all the benefits of its larger cousins, including:

· A 1,000-watt motor to provide excellent suction power

· A 23-foot cord to help you clean the entire room without having to move to another outlet

· An air-powered rotating brush that helps you get deep into the carpet fibers, and traps tiny dirt particles to ensure you aren’t just pushing them around

· Five attachments to help you tackle all of your vacuuming needs

· A shoulder strap to make moving around easier than ever

· Two reusable, washable filters

The Chilli Two in One cleaning system provides all of this, and only measures 7 inches by 7 inches by 44 inches, which means storage is a breeze as well. The vacuum is made from durable plastic to provide additional durability. You also don’t have to deal with emptying cumbersome bags thanks to its bagless design.

If you need a vacuum that can handle larger areas, yet still provide you with the convenience of a handheld, get your Chilli Two in One today.