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Check out the Giving Tree Gallery for beautiful jewelry and home decor

 

I love to shop. My hubby is not so much a fan of it, but I make sure not to go overboard or shop outside of our budget.

I’m not one to follow trends or someone who tries to “keep up with the Joneses,” so to speak. I tend to like things that are unique, whimsical and someone you won’t find in everyone’s home.

One of the many wonderful reasons why I enjoy being a blogger is because it affords me the opportunity to learn about new products, brands, services and websites. If I wasn’t a blogger I might miss out on some hidden gems. Such is the case with the company, Giving Tree Gallery.

The Giving Tree Gallery is a family-owned contemporary gift shop gallery with an extensive jewelry collection from award-winning designers and a wide range of home decor items. The Giving Tree Gallery has store locations in Sarasota, FL on St. Armands Circle and the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. They also sells their products on their website.

I was contacted by the Giving Tree Gallery and asked if there was an item on their site I would be interested in reviewing. Ha! That is like setting a child lose in a candy store and tell them they can only pick out one piece of candy. Easier said than done!

First I went through their marvelous home decor section. They have wall art, sculptures, figurines, and the most beautiful snow globes I have ever seen, just to name a few.

The Giving Tree Gallery carries one of THE COOLEST clocks I have ever seen. It’s called QLOCKTWO. This very unique and innovative clock tells time using words, not numbers.

The Giving Tree Gallery sells these clocks in different sizes and colors (face plates).

The time displays in words vertically and horizontally.

I have never seen these before. I would love to have one in my home.

I had mentioned that the Giving Tree Gallery carries beautiful snow globes. In fact, they have several designs to choose from, including snow globe sets.

Here are a few examples from their website.

Stunning. Simply stunning.

We have a collection of Christmas snow globes.  I wouldn’t mind collecting ones for other seasons. The autumn one with the dog’s is my favorite.

Here are just a few more examples of the unique and beautiful home decor items you can find at The Giving Tree Gallery.

Kinzig Table Lamp

Wooden Nautical Maps

Cricket Forge Furniture

Greg Creason Mix Media Canvas Wall Art

Fabulous home decor is not the only thing you will find at the Giving Tree Gallery. The brand also sells jewelry including rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. These are artisan jewelry, which means you most likely won’t find them in stores like Walmart or Target.

Here are a few examples.

Alex Sepkus Candy Dome Ring

Elizabeth Garvin Cyclone Earrings Diamonds

Patricia Locke Aero Necklace

I finally selected one of the Giving Tree Gallery’s meditation rings.

I don’t necessarily meditate, but it’s something I am working on this year. I’m hoping that it helps me to de-stress and unwind each day. I tend to be stressed out and exhausted all the time. I’m always too tense. For that reason, learning to meditate and to utilize it daily in some manner is a goal of mine for the year.

I also liked the meditation rings because they have a piece on them that rotates. Think of it as an adult version of a “fidget spinner.” Whenever I am feeling stressed out, or I think I need something to do with my hands, I find myself spinning the ring I was sent to review.

The ring arrived beautifully packaged in a nice tin that I can reuse to house the ring in, or I can find another purpose for it. Currently I keep the ring I was sent to review in it as well as two other rings for safe keeping.

The ring I received to review is their Devotion Meditation Spinner Ring. It’s available in sizes 5 – 10. I have a chubby finger, so I got the size 10. It’s actually a wee bit lose on me, so I put a ringer sizer thing on it.

Beautiful intricate oval and marquise spinning channel set band with clear Cubic Zirconium. Stack them any way you like, these versatile fun Meditation Rings can be worn in many different ways.

The above photo is a close up view of the ring (more detailed). Here is how the ring really looks.

Please disregard my wrinkly old lady hands.

This ring is a lot nicer in person than it appears on the website. As you can see, there is a lot of sparkle to this ring. It’s also a nice size (I placed it next to a regular pair of scissors to give you an idea of the size).

This quickly became my favorite ring because not only does it give me some sparkle for my hand (my wedding ring is white gold and bland looking), but it also gives me something to play with when I’m at work or out and about.

The center part of the ring spins around. As per the booklet inside the tin the ring came in, spinning the ring can help give you a sense of calmness. As odd as it sounds, it does! I may not be totally blissful, but it does help me to de-stress a bit. I guess it’s because when you focus on spinning the ring and the sensation of spinning it, it refocuses your attention and takes you away from things that might be stressing you out.

The Giving Tree Gallery has many meditation rings to choose from in a variety of shapes, sizes and color combinations.

If you would like to learn more about the Giving Tree Gallery, visit TheGivingTreeGallery.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Those links are found on the bottom of their website.

Kimberly

*I received a free sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Freshen up your space for the New Year with Byrd Prints

 

It’s a new year. It’s this time of year that most people are looking to make major (or minor) changes to their life. People resolve to do things like eat better, drink more water, eliminate toxic people from their lives and generally be happier. Those are very good goals to have.

When the new year starts, people are more out to make personal changes, but what about changes to their physical space? Perhaps you plan on buying a house. Or maybe you plan on upgrading to a bigger apartment. I bet it would be a wonderful adventure to move to an entirely new city, state or country.

Not everyone has the need (of funds) to move. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make some changes around your home for the new year.

The first thing I would recommend is purging your home of things you do not need or no longer use. I would recommend starting with your closet. Go through all your clothing and accessories. If you haven’t worn/used it in a year, chances are you never will.

Last week I purged the bedroom close and donated a lot of clothing I either haven’t work in a long time, or I know I never will. It feels great to actually be able to walk inside the closet. Before my purge I literally could not go inside of it. I had boxes and clothing all over the closet.

This is some of the stuff I took out of the bedroom closet. Crazy!

Another thing I would recommend is doing things like tossing out old make up, checking the expiration dates on the things in your pantry, and give your home a good cleaning from top to bottom, including things you don’t normally do like clean out vents and make any repairs you’ve been putting off.

Organizing your stuff is also a great way to start off the new year.

Now that your home is clean and organized, there are a few other things you can do to freshen up your space. One suggestion would be to add some colorful artwork to your walls.

I personally don’t like big, open spaces on my walls. I like to make my walls visually appealing by decorating them with family photos, photos I took (I’m an amateur photographer), and colorful artwork.

I was recently introduced to a boutique design firm called Byrd Prints. They offer original, world class, museum quality products which include artwork, cellphone cases, cards and prints.

As per Byrd Prints;

Our influences include William Morris. historic Japanese textiles and woodcuts, 19th Century nature illustrations, Paul Klee, Mid-Century Modernism, 20th Century American animation, late 1960s and 1970s graphic design and advertising, Richard Diebenkorn, Hergé, Carl Barks, The Whole Earth Catalog, traditional world arts and crafts, Picasso, Marie and Otto Neurath, Matisse, Hayao Miyazaki, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Rankin and Bass’ The Hobbit.

What stood out the most to me is the artist’s use of color. All if his designs are very vibrant and colored with “happy” colors like bright reds, blues and greens. The artwork is also very whimsical.

Here are a few examples.

You will notice that Byrd Prints features a lot of nature and animal inspired artwork. There are also a lot of beach-themed products too.

I was sent two beautiful prints to review. I received the print entitled Italian Rivera Dogs.

What I liked most about this print is the use of color. Almost every color of the rainbow is represented in this charming piece of artwork. Looking at it makes me instantly happy. There is just something so joyful about it. Perhaps it’s the adorable pups frolicking in the foreground? Or maybe it’s because visiting the Italian Rivera is on my “Bucket List.” I know I’ll never get the chance to visit, but at least I can enjoy this beautiful print and imagine I am sitting at the sidewalk cafe enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the waves gently roll up on shore.

I should note that I received two print from Byrd Prints. Both of them arrived carefully packaged in a tube to keep the prints from getting creases. As of this moment in time I have not had the opportunity to get them framed. I could frame them myself, but I rather have them professionally framed because I plan on featuring them on the living room wall behind the couch, and I rather not mess things up by framing them myself.

As you can see, there is a lot of available space to frame the print. The white area surrounding the print acts as a mat/border. You can make it as thick or thin as you want.

Here is my husband carefully holding the print, as well as a close up of the print. Please note that the close up looks a bit curved. It’s just how the picture was taken.

You can see that the print looks exactly like the one from the website. I love it! I cannot wait to have it framed and hanging on the wall.

I received an additional print from Byrd Prints. Sadly, I cannot find this specific one on their website. It might not be available any longer, but I still wanted you to see how beautiful the art work is.

The bottom photo is a close-up of the print. The colors look a little more muted in my photo compared to the actual print.

I think the second print compliments the Italian Riviera Dogs print nicely. Their colors are similar. Plus they both have a water them to them, as well as adorable little dogs running about.

You can purchase the prints as only the print, or you can purchase them already framed in your choice of frame color (black, white or brown). I really like the white frame. I think the white frames make the prints colors “pop” even more.

If you are looking to change things up for the new year, why not consider adding some beautiful, colorful art to your walls.

To check out all the other products and designs Byrd Prints has to offer, visit ByrdPrints.Squarespace.com. They can also be found on Facebook.

What do you think of Byrd Print’s designs? Would you like to adorn your walls with a few of these prints? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I received free samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Enliven your home with essential oil room sprays from Mer-Sea & Co.

 

If you are a regular follower and reader of She Scribes, you know how much I LOVE anything (and everything) scented. Candles, plug-ins, sprays, essential oils, soaps, cleaning products… anything that can make my home smell wonderful I love.

I’ve always loved nice smelling things. Even when I was younger. I used to love to pick the lilacs that surrounded our home and keep them in my bedroom just so I could smell them and to make my room smell nice.

When it comes to my home, I like to make my home smell nice for family and friends, as well as myself.

I am also a firm believer that scents can evoke memories and change your mood. For that reason, I make sure to scent my home some way, every day.

I love all kinds of scents, especially seasonal ones (pumpkin, pumpkin spice, beach…). My all time favorite scents are lilac and that of a REAL Christmas tree. The problem is, most scented products don’t smell like the real thing. Most smell artificial. Some artificial scents are OK, but anything that smells real is so much better.

Before the holidays I was introduced to the brand Mer-Sea. Mer-Sea room sprays are made with essential oils. Their sprays are packaged in 4 ounce glass glass bottles with a spray top. I think the glass bottles are pretty, and I was happy to keep it out for all to see during the holiday season. It’s not like a regular room spray bottle.

Mer-Sea has a lovely color palette too. Their products are colored with sea-salt bleached hues of white, grey, and blue mixed with little flashes of silver and is a fusion of all the colors found in the sea. So pretty!

I was sent to review their Sea Pines scented spray.

I would never think to associate pine trees with the ocean, but I forgot about Maine. Maine does have pine trees that are near the sea. That would explain this scent.

From the rocky coast of Maine to the shores of California, pines release a fresh crisp scent that will awaken your senses. Perfect for everyday, but especially the holidays. Sea Pines will bring the outside in and stay for a nice visit.

Remember how I said I like scents that smell REAL? A REAL Christmas tree smelling scent is one of the hardest scents to come by, at least for me. Every Christmas tree scent I have found (candle, spray, plug-in) does not smell like a real Christmas tree. Some have been close, but nothing truly smelled like the real thing. That is until the first time I sprayed the Mer-Sea Sea Pines scented spray.

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!

This scent is the closest to a real Christmas tree than any other pine/Christmas tree scented product I have ever tried – and I’ve been looking for DECADES.

My husband and both of our children agree that this scent smells identical to a real Christmas tree.

I am IN LOVE!

We can’t really have a real tree in our home. Aside from our six cats, the tree would have to be placed directly in front of the sliding glass doors and would receive direct sunlight all day long. It would dry out too quickly for us to enjoy it. For that reason we need to have an artificial tree. It’s a lovely tree, but it’s not a real tree and therefore doesn’t have that real tree scent I have been dreaming of.

I sprayed the Mer-Sea Sea Pines spray on our tree twice a day during the holiday season, so we could smell it every time we walked by the tree (usually a spray in the morning and again in the evening). I also sprayed it around our home, just to bring the amazing Sea Pine scent to all areas of our home.

Mer-Sea has other interesting sounding scented room sprays (the Sea Pine is still available). Other scents include Coconut Sugar, Pique-Nique, Good Spirits, Fog, Voyager, Saltaire and Sun Kissed.

The room sprays sell for $19, which is a bit more than the kind you can find at your local department or grocery store, but remember, you are getting quality scented room sprays made with essential oils and not chemical smelling ingredients. That old expression, “You get what you pay for,” is true. You are paying a bit more, but you are getting a higher quality product too.

Mer-Sea sells more than just room sprays. They also sell sweaters, wraps, candles, soaps, lotions, bags, blankets and so much more.

If you would like to check out all that Mer-Sea has to offer, visit MerSea.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are located on the top left of their home page.

Are you a fan of scented products? Do you have a particular favorite? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Who knew staying healthy could be fun

 

The cold season is in full swing. Have you been successfully able to remain “cold free” thus far? What about flu free? Knock on wood, no one in my family has been sick, with the exception of a few sniffles.

As a parent, I always drove it into my kid’s heads to wash their hands regularly, sneeze and cough into the bend of their elbow (or a tissue if handy), and try to stay away from people who are sick.

I work with children, and I try to get them to do that same thing. Sadly, kids still cough without covering their mouths, and use their sleeves when they have a running nose. Gross!

I LOVE working with children, but their questionable hygiene grosses me out. This is why I always clean and disinfect things, and I use my own crayons and markers when doing crafts or coloring.

Children, most especially young ones, don’t rely on using tissues as much as they should. I think it’s because tissues are not fun and not something that they think of. But what if tissues COULD be seen as something “fun?” It’s possible, thanks go CUBE Tissues from Smart Care.

CUBE Tissues completely revitalizes the category by taking the classic tissue box and turning it into fun figures featuring some of today’s hottest licensed characters including Minions, Thomas and Friends, PAW Patrol™, Trolls, Shopkins and Jurassic World. Additional licensed characters will be added to their product line in the coming months. 

CUBE Tissues are not an ordinary looking tissue box with licensed characters on them – they are 3-D tissues boxes!

I was sent some CUBE Tissue boxes to review. I was sent one from each of the mentioned product lines – Minions, Thomas and Friends, PAW Patrol, Trolls, Shopkins and Jurassic World.

Minions are favorite characters of my family, so that was the first box that I opened and placed in the bathroom. Check out how totally cute he is!

Please disregard the two air fresheners. We are not a “stinky” family. I was trying to use them up since they are holiday scented.

The Minion CUBE Tissue box has “boxy” feet and “boxy” arms. They really make the box come to life. How cute!

I also have the Jurassic Park dinosaur CUBE Tissue box on my desk.

With this box you have a tail, arms, feet and a long nose and mouth.

What little boy or girl (or us not-so-little-kids) wouldn’t enjoy seeing one of amusing tissues boxes? I personally think that these boxes would encourage children to use tissues more frequently, and not their hands or clothing. Don’t you agree?

Here are the other boxes I was sent. I haven’t opened them up from their outer boxes (yet). I am waiting until the Minion and dinosaur are empty before using them.

There are 85 2-ply tissues per box.

The tissues are nice and soft. I have used them several times. They are strong tissues too.

If you are interested in learning more about these adorable, 3-D tissues boxes, visit CubeTissues.com or SmartCareUS.com.

You can purchase the tissues on their sites, or on Amazon.com.

What do you think of these tissues boxes? Do you think your child would be more likely to use tissues in your home (school, daycare…) if they were in one of these boxes? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Start off 2020 right with a Higher Dose Sauna Blanket

 

The holidays are just about over. We just have New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day to contend with.

The holidays can be very stressful for a lot of people. Between cooking, baking, entertaining, shopping, wrapping… it can be overwhelming at times. With all the craziness that goes on, many of us (myself included) would love to take some time to ourselves to rest and unwind. A trip to a spa would sure be nice. Sadly, not many people are able to afford such a luxury as a day at the spa.

When I feel the need to unwind and relax, I am fortunate to have a sauna available to me at our condo complex’s club house. I have used it here and there over the years. I’d use it more often, but I don’t like sitting in the sauna with total strangers (especially people of the opposite sex). I find it uncomfortable.

What if you could bring a luxurious sauna and spa treatment to your own home? I’m not talking about building a sauna room in your home (that would be too expensive), but I do have a viable option. It’s called the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket. Yes, you read that correctly – a sauna blanket.

Perfect for traveling or at-home use, the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket detoxify the body, delivers fresh nutrients to muscles and boosts metabolic rate—so you burn calories like you’re working out, without working out. As you relax into the soothing, yet stimulating heat, infrared also triggers your brain’s happiness chemicals. The result? A healthy, rejuvenating experience that leaves you feeling euphoric.

PHOTO SOURCE: Higher Dose

The Higher Dose Sauna Blanket is a special “blanket” that you lie inside (kind of like a human burrito, or similar to a sleeping bag) that uses infrared technology to heat your skin/body. Just like with a traditional sauna, the Higher Dose blanket helps to detoxify harmful toxins from your skin/body, all while making you feel relaxed and refreshed when you are done.

The Sauna Blanket has several unique features. It is low EMF and made with high quality non-toxic materials, such as a medical grade magnetic strip for improved blood circulation. It is constructed with a layer of healing amethyst to deepen the benefits of infrared, a layer of tourmaline to generate negative ions, and a layer of charcoal and clay to amplify the detoxification process.

I was sent a Higher Dose Sauna Blanket to try out for myself.

The box the blanket came in is pretty heavy, but the blanket it’s self is not that bad.

The blanket resembles a body bag (as per my kids). That is not exactly what I was thinking when I first saw the blanket, but after they said that to me I cannot help but think of it as a body bag. I’ve even referred to it as that from time to time (jokingly of course).

There are precautions and steps you need to take before you can use the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket.  The most important thing is to CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR first and foremost, especially if you have a skin disease, heart disease or other medical conditions.

You need to rest the blanket on something that is non-flammable, because the blanket heats up. They recommend using yoga mats or towels. Do not use it on your bed or furniture. If you happen to have a massage table, that would be a great choice, but not many of us have that. I put ours on our living room floor with two yoga mats (going horizontally, with the blanket vertically) and a beach towel on top of the yoga mats. You can put a towel inside of it as well for extra padding.

When you are going to use the Sauna Blanket you need to be dressed from head to toe in breathable, cotton clothing (including socks), that includes long sleeves and long pants. Trust me, you’ll still reap the benefits from the blanket even fully clothed.

I have read that others go “in the buff,” but I wouldn’t dare try that at home. I’d also be afraid of burning myself.

When your blanket is set up, all you need to do is lie down in it and wrap yourself up in it. Then turn on the heat setting that works best for you (1-9, 9 being the highest setting). Then lie there, relax, unwind and let the blanket do all the work.

Otherwise have recommended having water on hand and make sure to drink it. Trust me, do it! I didn’t drink any water at first and I was so thirsty. I think it’s because you SWEAT LIKE CRAZY using this blanket. But you sweat in a good way. The sweat removes the toxins and bad things from your body.

You can use the blanket up to an hour. I recommend starting off at 15 minutes and working your way up to an hour. I mean, you can start off at an hour, but I would suggested working your way up to it.

After you are done using your blanket, be sure to wipe it down and clean it off (all that sweat!) and let it cool down and dry out before folding it up and putting it away.

The brand says that this could be used when traveling. I suppose it can, but I think it’s too bulky to stuff in a suitcase.

I have been using this blanket a few times per week for the past 6+ weeks. This is my take on my experience.

It’s very relaxing. After a long, stressful day I look forward to spending time in the blanket, even if it’s just for a half hour.

I feel like my skin looks better. It’s probably from sweating out all the impurities in my pores.

I have read that this can help with weight loss. I have not seen any significant weigh loss to date, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t work for others. There are probably a lot of contributing factors to if you lose weight (and how much).

I find that my body feels better (muscles). My body feels rejuvenated (for lack of a better word).

Even though you feel relaxed when using the blanket (and afterwards), I also feel happier and I have a little more “spring to my step,” so to speak.

The Higher Dose Sauna Blanket folds up so you can tuck it in a closet, under the bed or where ever you can fit it.

I honestly don’t really see much of a “downside” to this product, with the exception of the price (it’s nearly $400). However, if you use a sauna at the gym, or you pay for spa treatments, this would probably pay for it’s self in a few months.

For the record, no one in my family was willing to be photographed as a “human burrito” (LOL). I don’t like my picture taken either, which is why I had to rely on stock photos. Sorry.

Overall, I am pleased with the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket.

If you are interested in learning more, visit HigherDose.com. Click on “Infrared Sauna Blanket” on the top task bar to go to the blanket’s page.

The brand can also be found on Instagram.

What do you think about the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket? Does it sound like something you’d want for your home?

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Heading for the beach this winter? Don’t forget to bring along a Tesalate Towel – Sand doesn’t stick to it!

 

Winter official starts this weekend. Brrr… I’m not looking forward to the next few months of freezing cold weather. I’m NOT a fan of summer (I hate heat), but at least it’s not freezing cold.

This time of year, a lot of people travel. They travel for fun. They travel to visit family and friends for the holiday. They travel for business.

If you are planning a trip that involves spending time on the beach, or if you live where you can go to the beach any time of the year, you’ll want to check out this post.

My family and I enjoy going to the beach. We try and visit the New Jersey shore at least once a year (in the summer) to spend the day on the beach. We get there exactly when the beach opens and the life guards are on duty (10:00 AM). We stay there for a few hours, then head home. Doing it this way we get a prime spot on the beach, and we avoid the crowds. We also avoid the traffic on the way home (leaving before rush hour). It helps to go during the week too, when many people are at work and dreaming of being on the beach.

There are a few things about the beach we don’t like;

  • Garbage on the beach
  • A lot of seaweed
  • Rough waves
  • Inconsiderate beach goers

And our #1 dislike about the beach – Sand! Sand gets on EVERYTHING. Even days, weeks or months after coming back from the beach we still find sand around our home and in our car.

Here is a great tip for keeping sand off your skin – apply baby powder to your skin. There is something about the baby powder that makes sand less likely to stick to you. Try it. It works. It’s magic!

I wish there was a way to have the stand stop sticking to your beach towel and/or beach blanket. You can shake it off, but sand often sticks to it. That is the reason why most of the sand gets dragged back into your home.

There is an Australian company called Tesalate, that sells an innovative beach towel. It’s also great for to use for other activities, such as yoga and enjoying a picnic (their Towel for Two is large enough to use as a picnic or beach blanket, as well as a towel). Their towels

Tesalate towels are made from a cutting edge fabric technology. They are made with AbsorbLite™  fabric, which helps the towels to dry rapidly compared to standard beach towels. Tesalate towels can also absorb a whopping 1 (33 oz.) liter of water. I doubt anyone is THAT wet, but it good to know they can absorb that much. 

The best part about these towels is that sand does not stick to it.

PHOTO SOURCE: Tesalate’s Instagram Page

Here is some more information about the brand, Tesalate.

Tesalate has dominated the U.S. and European markets as well. In fact, their Facebook page has exploded to close to a million organic members. As far as customer feedback is concerned, the average rating of their reviews is 4.9 stars. They’ve got over 21,000 organic reviews to date, which you can read on their website. They are, by far, the most reviewed beach towel in the world. 

Tesalate has been featured in media platforms like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, USA Today, Business Insider, The Sun, Daily Mail, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, Travel + Leisure, Reader’s Digest, Frommer’s, Australian Geographic and many others. They have also appeared on Jetstar, Qantas and Air Canada airline in-flight magazines as well as top-ranking blogs. 

 

They were also featured on U.S. TV last year – Today,  Fox 8 News and Doctors TV.  

I was sent one of the towels to review. Sadly, I didn’t have the opportunity to put the towel to the “sand test.” I’m in New York. The closest form of sand for me right now is the stuff the local Department of Transportation spreads on the roads when it snows. That is not really something I can test with. 

I received the Bohemian Towel for Two. I like the “towel for two” towels because they can also serve as a beach blanket, and because I’m a “plus size” woman and I like the idea of having an ample sized towel.

What I can tell you is that this towel has very vibrant colors. Sadly, you can’t really notice that in the photo I took. The photo does not do this colorful towel/blanket justice. It’s a lot nicer in person.

The towel arrived inside a branded drawstring bag (pictured below), which is great to use to store the towel in when not in use. It also makes is easier to take with you to the beach because you can hang the bag from your tote bag or beach chair when you take it onto the beach.

I like that it’s compact when folded and very light weight.

Like I said, I really didn’t have the chance to try out the towel (yet). I can only tell you what I think of it thus far. In the summer, when we have the chance to go to the beach I will be taking this towel with me and I will update this post at that time.

This photo shows the same “towel for two” that I received in the same colorful Bohemian print.

With 21,000+ reviews and receiving an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars, there is a lot to be said about this towel as far as it’s look, feel and effectiveness.

Not only is the Tesalate towel great for you, but it would also make a great gift for beach goers, travelers and others.

For more information, visit Tesalate.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Those links are found on the bottom of their website.

What do you think about the Tesalate towel? Does it sound like something you would like to take with you to the beach, pool or on a picnic? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.