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A Double Review and Giveaway! ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen & Smart Sizzors by AnySharp

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Lisa

A Double Giveaway!  ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen and Smart Sizzors!  Perfect Stocking Stuffers!!!  Enter to win both at!  Giveaway runs 11/25/13 - 12/2/13.

Monday, December 2, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks so much for all of your comments!  Can you believe it’s December already? 

The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Natalie!!!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Today I am pleased to be able to giveaway two great products that I think you will like!

First, the ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen!

I have to tell you that I’ve never had good luck with food thermometers.  I’ve never had one that really works.  I’m also a little bit “gadget challenged”.  😉 I’m so glad that I was sent the Thermapen to try!

This is my first digital thermometer and I love it!  It’s so easy to use.  No wondering if the needle is on 160 degrees or 165 degrees. The Thermapen is really Super-Fast too.  No waiting and waiting for the temperature to display.  This is important because you lose less oven heat when you don’t have to have the door open a long time while you’re taking the temperature of your roast!

The Thermapen comes in so many great colors!


This would make an excellent stocking stuffer for that hard-working cook in your family!  :-)

You can purchase the Super-Fast Thermapen and check out some neat videos on the ThermoWorks website!  You can also sign up for their email list!
Next, Smart Sizzors by AnySharp!

All I can say is that these are awesome!   These aren’t your aveSmart Sizzors can cut through the toughest materials, crack nuts, strip wire, crush garlic, open bottles, cut meat, cord fabric and even bone a chicken!




I know exactly how I’m going to use my Smart Sizzors!  You know that crazy, annoying plastic that all of the Christmas gifts are packaged in?  Yup!  The Smart Sizzors will glide right through them!

I really like that these scissors have a nice, soft hand grip.  No cutting into your fingers.

AnySharp Smart Sizzors can be purchased online at the AnySharp Store or at a retailer near you HERE.


I’m happy to tell you that the nice folks at ThermoWorks and AnySharp are offering one free Thermapen and Smart Sizzors to one lucky reader!  That’s right, you will receive both products!


This giveaway will run from today (Monday, November 25, 2013) until Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.


The winner will be notified by email.

Thank you so much for checking in and I look forward to reading your comments!  :-)



Review and Giveaway! Fusionbrands Products *New* GoHook, HeatWave, PetitPot and SpoonSpreader

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 by Lisa


Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you for all of your comments!  These products are so fun, aren’t they?  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Angela C.!



Hi!  It’s me, Lisa.  Well, Christmas has come and gone!  Did you catch any of the after-Christmas sales?  I always like to grab the wrapping paper, ornaments and cards at 50% off for next year!

I have some really cute items for giveaway today!    I love kitchen gadgets.  In fact, there are not enough drawers in my kitchen to hold all my gadgets and that can be a problem.  😉

Fusionbrands gadgets are so cool!  I guess the best way to tell you about them is to show them to you one by one.

The GoHook™ has so many uses!  Have you ever needed to hang something that you just couldn’t find the right hook to hang it with?

“With its magnetic ends, the GoHook™ offers an easy way to fasten items like a baby blanket or shopping bag to the stroller while out on a walk. Keep a dish towel at your side in the kitchen or out by the grill. Hang the loofah to dry in the shower or color code towels for each person in the bathroom.”

I used mine to hang my measuring spoons (which never seem to be where I need them, when I need them) from my kitchen cabinet door.  Perfect!

The HeatWave is a groovy new trivet/pot holder!   It’s two-piece design is functional and fun!!!

Some stuff you should know:

  • 2-piece design snaps apart
  • Use individually or together
  • 500°F high heat colorful silicone pot grip
  • 300°F high heat white wavy nylon trivet
  • Available in 5 different colors
  • Dishwasher safe, preventing bacteria growth
  • 8″ diameter

  I absolutely LOVE the lime green HeatWave that Fusionbrands sent me to try!    If I spill on it, pop! into the dishwasher it goes!   Fusionbrands  PetitPot™ is so cute! They are little, flexible containers that you can use in many ways.  You can use it when cooking, seasoning, baking, snacking and organizing. You can even bake in these little pots!

“Whether organizing small items for the office, bath or craft room, or providing single serving sizes of snacks and sweets, both big and little hands easily grip the PetitPot™.  Kids love them in the bathtub, at the beach, not to mention at the table with a tasty snack or dipping sauce. Grab your PetitPot™ and discover the endless possibilities. They’re so cute you’ll want to pinch ’em!”

The PetitPot™ is:

  • Available in 6 different color fades
  • Sold in a set of 3
  • FDA/EU food safe silicone
  • Prep, bake and serve
  • Kid friendly
  • 1.5 oz (3 tbsp capacity)
  • 1 1/2″ tall x 2″ diameter
  • Dishwasher, microwave, oven & freezer safe
  • 550°F heat resistant-fun to bake in!
  • BPA free


I am thinking they would be nice filled with condiments, such as mustard or ketchup, and placed on the table instead of plopping the whole bottle on the table!  I would love to hear what you come up with!  :-)

SpoonSpreader™ is a neat spoon that folds easily to scoop and spread!  What a great idea!


“With its “living-hinge” design, the SpoonSpreader™ can fold in your hand turning the flat spreader into a scoop.  It effortlessly fits through narrow jar openings to scoop out jam, peanut butter, icing and more!  After scooping out your favorite food, simply unfold the SpoonSpreader and use the flat, smooth surface to spread and smear mustard, mayonnaise, hummus, guacamole, Nutella® or soft cheeses.  With no sharp edges, the lightweight, kid-friendly, mom approved, SpoonSpreader™ is the perfect two-in-one scooping & spreading tool to let kids play little chef in the kitchen and create their own masterpieces. The SpoonSpreader™ is also a baker’s dream tool for frosting cupcakes to get that perfect swirl! “





The SpoonSpreader™ is:

  • Available in 5 different colors
  • Two-in-one scooping & spreading
  • Living-hinge design
  • Kid-friendly, no sharp edges
  • Lightweight (.6 oz)
  • 8″ long x 2″ spoon area
  • FDA/EU food safe plastic/nonslip handle
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA free

These are only a few of the great products from Fusionbrands.  You can (and should!) check out their other, fabulous items on their website!

I just ordered a few of these wonderful gadgets myself!!!  (Uh oh.  I think I need a bigger kitchen with more drawers!)  If you hurry, you will get 15% off your order by using the code SHOP15.  This offer is only good until the end of the day TODAY (12/27/12)  so hurry!

I am so happy that the nice people at Fusionbrands have offered to send all of the products above to one lucky giveaway winner!!!  The winner will receive:

  •  GoHook
  • HeatWave

  • PetitePot set

  • SpoonSpreader


To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

  • You may garner additional entries by:

    1.  Liking Fusionbrands on Facebook.

    2.  Checking out Fusionbrands YouTube videos!


    This giveaway will run from today (Thursday, December 27, 2012) until Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

    The winner will be notified by email.

    Best of luck to all!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter.