Sabrina is a Lifestyle, Parenting and Product Review Blogger. A Writer, Photographer, Reviewer, Home Cook, Crafter & Nature Enthusiast. You will find a bit of all those categories here on Severn Wishes Blog, Welcome to Sabrina's Lifestyle Blogging & Honest Reviews.
I am fortunate to be an Argos Tester, this means that I often get items sent to me for the purpose of a review. For November I was offered technology related items. I was excited at the prospect of testing something that would be so useful to me with my writing.
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I have written this about a product that I have been supplied for free, in order to test and then review it. This is my experience with said product and my honest review about the product listed below. I have already submitted my product review to the Argos Website when this post has been published.
My Argos Tester Review
The functions on this iron are useful & time saving. It heated up really quickly & the colour changing variations aid your choice in setting. The ability to steam iron or dry iron is useful, as well as a handy self-cleaning feature. When using the iron I found it comfortable to hold despite it being fairly heavy, & it was sturdy when stood on its heel. The colour settings help take the guess work out of how hot it needs to be.
Product Details: A 30 Second Heat Up Time, Metal Plate Iron with Ceramic Coating. 3100 Watts of Power and a longer than usual Power Cord. Product Name: Russel Hobbs 25400 Colour Control Steam Iron Product Price: £54.99 Product Link: Argos Website Russel Hobbs Irons Product Information from Argos:
Steam output: 50g/min.
Shot of steam: 180g/min.
Non-stick ceramic soleplate with button groove.
Capacity of water tank: 380ml.
Water spray button.
Anti-drip system to protect your clothes from water spillages.
Anti-scale for hassle free maintenance.
Self-clean function to prolong the life of your iron.
Variable steam function allows you to adjust the humidity, direction and power of the steam flow.
Vertical steam function allows you to use the iron to steam creases from hanging garments or curtains with ease.
Features a steam tip for easier removal of creases from difficult to reach areas.
Auto shut-off feature automatically turns off your iron when not in use or when knocked over.
My Honest Opinion on the Product
I have been very impressed by this Steam Iron. Having not used one or owned one before I wasn’t sure how much it would differ from a regular iron. And wow have irons come on leaps and bounds since I last had a new one! With an Auto Shut-Off function, multiple light variations to aid use and the choice of steam or dry ironing, this appliance literally has it all. It is quite heavy but then it needs to be.
If you are interested in this product or similar irons then please check out the link above to go to the Argos website.
Thank you for reading this review, I hope you have found it useful.
Sabrina’s Top Tips for having a more Positive 7 Days
Everyone seems to be feeling a bit low lately, it’s bound to be the Winter Blues mixed in with everything to do with the Pandemic. There are so many people who have found themselves working from home again, and many young people who are studying at home again too. With all this time stuck at home there are lots of anxious feelings and negativity, so I’m here with some suggestions to try and put a positive spin back into your home environment!
So here is my solution to tackle the blues, try to take half an hour out of your day as a family unit, every afternoon for the next week, after work is over and after the schooling is done for the day. Pick one of these ideas of mine to do together, a different one every day in any order you like.
I guarantee they will have you feeling more positive by the end of day 7! You can do them in any order you like! Or do one of them twice if it’s a hit! If you play along please comment on this post or on my socials at the end of the week and tell me which activity your family preferred and whether these activities did in fact work for you and increase your family’s positive attitudes.
Go for a Walk (Weather Dependent) and play a game as you go! Ideal for parents with younger children who are still enthralled by the nature of “eye spy”. But the fresh air and endorphins combined should make all of you feel better too. Older children may want to go for a jog or a bike ride if that’s more your thing, so long as it’s half an hour outdoors with your family, all together.
Watch a Funny TV Show or Cartoon. Laugher really can help you to feel better, even for a brief moment, so why not stick on a tv show or a favourite cartoon that never failed to make you laugh and giggle together. Tom and Jerry is a good one!
Bake or Make Something Delicious! I have a ton of recipes on my blog and some don’t even take that long to do. So why not make some chocolate crispy cakes or even some rocky road, something simple and even something that doesn’t require baking to save you time! Then you’ll have a tasty treat for a few afternoons to come! See what you’ve got in the cupboard! Here is my baking section HERE.
Get Creative. You can do one of two things with this creative activity depending upon the age of the people in your household. Either, do a rotating draw-off where by you each start with a piece of A4 paper and one coloured pen (all varying colours) and you keep rotating the papers every minute, do this until 4 minutes is up. Everyone should’ve drawn on each of the pieces of paper. No talking! See what you’ve come up with! Share them with me on social media! #SabrinasCreativeCrafts OR You can play the Sentences Game. The idea is to make up a creative story, it should be funny, and you once again rotate the papers. This time you want long strips and not A4. Cut a vertical A4 in half twice or get your strips. Once the first minute is up and the first sentence has been written, you all fold over the section and pass it on. When the time is up you each open up the papers to find a story.
For example; There once was a man who couldn’t find his shoes. I think I want some KFC he thought. He headed off in the direction of the sunset. In the end his dog ran away and joined the circus.
If you have teenagers then you could play the game another way, this is called CONSEQUENCES, you start by writing on each of the papers the following things, add extra if you have a large family so that everyone will get a go at each section when the papers are passed on. They usually go like this… ___ Met ___ At ___ They said ___ What happened next was ___ OR The Consequence was ___
Then unroll it after everyone has had their turn and the sections are completed, then take turns in reading them out. See my photo below this list for an idea of what it would look like when you finished! Warning my examples may cause laughter!
Photos! Another fun thing that would brighten your spirits is to look back at any photo albums that you have or digital slideshows. You could even play a game while you look through them. Every time that your mum is seen with sunglasses on she gets a point, each time someone hasn’t got their hat on when they should you lose a point! First person to spot the water in the photos gets a point. Etc etc! Make up some rules before you start and say that the first person to 10 points gets out of doing the washing up tonight! Or the winner chooses what’s for dinner the next night! Involve one another in every day things.
Write a List of Goals and Aspirations for 2021 – but only write the do-able ones! For example, I want to bake a cake for mums birthday. OR I would like to walk a mile on the next weekend that is dry and sunny. When you achieve something, even if it’s a little thing, you feel so much better about having accomplished it. Setting some realistic goals now for the year might seem silly when we don’t know what’s around the corner, however even if the goals are just for the people in your bubble, it’s still doable. Put them up on your fridge or board and tick yours off when you have completed it.
Make a Meal Together. No matter how old you all are there is something fun about making dinner together. May I suggest something that everyone can get stuck into such as Fajitas, Curry, Sausages and Mash or Lasagne (dietary requirements permitting). I have tons of recipes on my blog if you need inspiring! But making and preparing food together before you eat it can be a real bonding experience, and it can also be important for teaching younger children where foods come from or that by mixing this with that you achieve this outcome. Food is something that has been so important during the first lockdowns so I thought I would continue on with that and try and get you back into your kitchen to make something you love together. Check out my Recipes HERE.
I really hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog post and that you would like to participate in my week of positivity. If you do participate in any of them or attempt to get those in your bubble to do so, then please let me know how you got on! I can’t wait to see if you make anything as well 🙂 tag me online! And thanks for joining me!
Welcome to January! It’s 2021 and the start of a brand new year! Thank you for joining me!
A bit of background before I begin this Reveal! I was in two minds on whether or not to maintain my subscription to Treatbox this year, but with my birthday being in March I figured I would give it three more boxes. If the standard of items didn’t improve by April I would then consider cancelling. This Reveal of January 2021 is my 58th Box!!! How mad is that?!
But! I have been subscribed for years now and I love the box coming through my door each month. But sometimes I have found items to be verging on use by dates or products being repeated and I just don’t see how that is worth the money. If I were happy with the majority of items every month it would be different. So we shall see what the next couple of months bring! It has been a nice surprise to receive during lockdown and a positive pick me up, so I am just hopeful that the boxes get better! I used to love the themed boxes like they were during the first year or so…
So what delights were in the January Treatbox?
Dream, Plan, Do. 2021 Diary
Square Treatbox Original Print “I am loved. I am enough. I am strong.”
Coaster “It’s a beautiful day to go after your dreams”.
Happiness Bingo Card – Cross Them Off As You Go Through January
Whittard Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Sachets 2 x 20g
Rose Quartz elasticated Bracelet
“You’re Doing Amazing” Biscuit
Did you know that you can view all of my previous Treatbox unboxing posts in this unique category of mine called ‘Treatbox’ it is specifically for these box reviews and reveals – Severn Wishes Treatbox.
My Honest Opinion on the January Box
I really loved the quality of the diary and I look forward to using it throughout the year. The coaster is also very useful and also a beautiful design. Two lovely objects to enjoy in 2021. The bracelet was also something entirely new and unexpected and is a really nice item too.
The hot chocolate sachets are something that has been included in a box recently in the Autumn (October Box), and the use by dates on mine are less than a month use by February 2021. So they will need drinking fairly soon to be enjoyed at their best.
I have yet to enjoy the biscuit but plan to do that with a cup of tea this weekend actually! I shall pop up a photo on my socials and let you know what I think!
The Happiness Bingo is a nice idea for everyone to tick off during the month. The square print is beautiful and something I would consider framing in the future.
Thank you for visiting Severn Wishes today, I hope you have enjoyed this Review of the January box! Wishing you a Happy New Year!
✩ Sabrina ✩
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