Ever noticed how it takes so many lamps around your house to use for different types of lighting? I have my bright LED lamp at my desk to help shine some extra light on my computer while blogging. I have my dimmed softer table lamp for getting ready for bed, and I have a separate reading light too. I find myself often carrying around these different lights around the house, because oftentimes, one single lamp just doesn’t do it! I need different light settings, brighter lights, more relaxing mood lighting, and no single lamp ever seems to do the trick all on it’s own!
This is just one of the reasons the basic table lamp is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Basic lamps also often use basic bulbs that burn out quickly and are not as light or energy efficient either, which is one of the major reasons LED lighting has come on so strong over the last few years. You get great, bright lighting that saves on your energy bill and virtually never burns out either!
Style is often a major factor for many of us (I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, like me, you won’t sacrifice style for comfort – at least not often!) This is exactly why I’ve turned my back on some of the newer LED lighting and lamps that have recently popped up on the market. I need something stylish and sophisticated that says I care a lot about the design and style of my home, and most LED lamps I’ve seen say anything but style!
Well.. that is until now! The new BESTEK LED Desk Lamp is the first LED lamp to prove me wrong, that style does NOT have to be sacrificed for convenience and better lighting! It’s beautiful modern, sleek design is exactly what I look to when adding decor to my home. The lamp looks gorgeous whether it’s displayed at your desk, at your bed side, or your living room end table.
I’m a very lucky girl, in that my boyfriend (besides being the amazing, super supportive person he is) also happens to be an AH-MAZZZINGG cook! Me on the other hand, not so much. I avoid the kitchen as much as possible, so when I get asked to review cooking products for my blog, I hand them over to my boyfriend and let him have at it! But I actually got a really unique cooking device I had heard of before but never tried out until this week, and since Troy and I had an extremely busy weekend traveling back and forth to Wyoming to fix up my rental, I got stuck with the device to try out all by myself. Let’s just say I was intimidated. I looked at the Vegetable Spiralizer and the box, and well there wasn’t any directions so I’m instantly even more nervous. I went to the Amazon page to see how to work it and well, I found a TON of great reviews on it. People love this thing! (And it actually works the way you think it will- very easily, so no need for instructions.) But after reading how much people are loving this, it made me a little more excited to try it. You can use it to cut many different types of vegetables and fruits into pretty spiralized noodles. I found that it came with three different blades for getting different cuts, one gives you a shoestring type of noodle, another gives you ribbon noodles, and the third gives you flat accordion spirals.
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I did run into a little trouble switching the blades but found that if you push down on it where it connects at the bottom, then it pops right out. But once I figured it out, oh my gosh you guys, I had a hay day with this thing! I had no idea how fun it would be. Remember.. I absolutely despise cooking and anything to do with it? If it wasn’t for my boyfriend who regularly prepares amazingly delicious meals, I would (and have lived on) just eating Vegetarian TV dinners. Prep work is my least favorite thing about cooking, so this thing kind of blew my mind because it’s prep work, but it makes cooking actually fun! Seriously, I tried a tomato first with the flat accordion spiral blade, and thought, huh, that was pretty easy and it’s actually fun! Then I went nuts! I started grabbing every veggie and fruit I had in the fridge and tried it out on this thing! I tried lemons (and ended up with some really yummy pretty lemon water), red pepper, zucchini, onion, even strawberries. The strawberries didn’t quite look as great as the others but were still fun to eat. In fact, the only thing I found that didn’t work so well, was celery. And that is because it’s just too long and thin for the spiralizer to really get a good grip on it and keep it spinning to spiralize.
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