Thursday, December 21, 2017

Magic Stix Washable Markers Review

Ok so we have had the pleasure of being able to do a short review for Magic Stix Washable Markers! If you have read any of my reviews then you will recall how much we love the Kwik Stix by The Pencil Grip, Inc. Their products are always so well made and are always such a wonderful addition to our school!

Today I want to give you a look at their Magic Stix. These aren't just any markers. I know if you have kids that you have walked in and found the markers with the caps left off. Many times they've been left off for a few days and here you are with a dried up marker that has to go straight into the trash. Magic Stix are called magic for a good reason! These markers are GUARANTEED to not dry out for at least 7 days!! That right there is a great reason to buy them.

We did a short test. I didn't have them for the full 7 days before I needed to make this post before Christmas so mine is only 4 days worth. But four days with no lid is still amazing!

As you can see the marker still works and the ink is still very bright! No issues what so ever!!

Ok so what are other features that make these markers stand above the rest?

  • They are odorless. I love this since my son suffers from headaches. 
  • They are washable. This is always a plus because of obvious reasons!
  • They are non-toxic! Another plus when you have small children who want to use them!
  • They are available in 12 and 24 pks
I also want to mention that they are bright and bold colors! Here's a little illustration of most of the colors. I hate when you get markers that are so light that you can barely see them. You won't have that problem with these!

I also wanted to mention one final point. I'm a planner girl and I'm always looking for new tools to use in my planner. I like to lightly shade boxes to stand out etc. I tried using these markers to do that and there was no bleeding! That is a huge issue when it comes to markers in planners. You don't want it to bleed through to the next page. Now if you colored it really dark and thick, I'm sure some bleeding would occur, but just a light shading had no effects in my Happy Planner! I will definitely be using them there in addition to our school!

I know everyone is going to be eager to get started back to school after the holidays are over, so why not add something fun to your collection! You can get the 12 pk that we are reviewing or the 24 pk on Amazon! They even have free shipping for all of you Prime customers!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unicorn

So this week is a little bit of a combination Wordless Wednesday and Crochet Corner. This unicorn blanket is my latest crochet creation hot off the hook!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Busy with the holidays and Snow!

The last few weeks have been what only one word can describe. Busy! I hosted Thanksgiving this year and it was absolutely wonderful. It was my first year, and we had family that traveled 300 miles to be here. I shopped, I planned, prepared, and cooked. I am pretty proud of myself that I did it, and I have to say that it went pretty flawlessly. We ended up with a feast and leftover turkey for days. It was definitely time well spent, and we made lots of memories!

Added on to the Thanksgiving holidays, I got to spend two weeks with my sweet grand doll Mila Rose! She's almost three years old, so we get to not only play together, but also have some pretty fun conversations. We went on a few adventures to see some drive through light displays, lunch at Chick-fil-a, and shopping at Costco. She had a lot of fun!

After Mila went home, later in the week we had a pretty big event for us Texans! It snowed, and by snow, I don't mean icy wintry mix that we like to call snow if it does happen.  I mean REAL powder white snow that stuck to EVERYTHING!! It was magical and beautiful! When it started I would have been happy for the kids to be able to catch a few snow flakes, but God showed off that night! We saw snowflakes the size of quarters! They were HUGE and beautiful! It wasn't long before it started sticking to the cars, and trees, and then the ground was completely covered! My kids all ran outside and to hear their laughter, and excitement was even more magical for me. You could hear the entire neighborhood laughing and running around throwing snowballs at each other. I don't think there was a house around who didn't have a snowman. Ours was small, but we saw some that were huge!