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Gardenite Garden Hose Nozzle

It’s officially spring even though the weather here in North Carolina keeps trying to make us return to winter. But, with the warmer weather comes yard work galore!

I have more than a few outdoor projects in mind (more on those projects later), but one thing I was seriously lacking in is of the hose sprayer variety. The one I have been using the last couple of years was one I grabbed at Target a few years ago and never really took care of, so I was thinking I was going to replace it with something nicer.

Just at the right time, I was given the opportunity to purchase the Gardenite Garden Hose Nozzle at a discount and I couldn’t have been happier!IMG_0496

The weight of the nozzle was impressive before I even took it out of the package. It gave the impression that it was made of high-quality materials and felt nice in my hand once it was out of the package.

Unlike cheap garden hose nozzles, this one threaded right onto my hose without an issue. Then, it came time to start the flow of the water and test it out.

For this trial, I used the jet stream to wash away some cobwebs from the exterior of my house, and the shower to settle some soil I used to fill some holes in my yard (that’s another post, too). I cycled through several of the other spray patterns and found that they will all be useful in some way as I work through my spring yardwork projects.

The thing that makes this hose nozzle unique is the mechanism used to turn the flow of water on and off. I like that it lets you control the flow of water much better than the “trigger” mechanism of most hose nozzles. When I was working the hose with two hands, it was easy to use. When I started to try to do something else with one hand, it became a little more difficult because of the size of my hands. However, I think it just takes some getting used to, because after a couple of trials, it was easy to manage.

Now, here comes the cool part.  You get a chance to win one of these awesome spray nozzles by entering the giveaway below! Check it out and be sure to enter!

Win a Gardenite Nozzle Hand Sprayer #3


WIAW: Try Something!

You know, one of these days, I’m going to get back in the habit of taking Tuesday food pictures, but for now, (mostly) words will have to do. Does anyone else forget to take pictures throughout their day? Fortunately, today I have some pictures of the first iteration of many of the foods I ate since it was a leftovers heavy day. ūüôā

Breakfast: No surprises here! Egg, turkey bacon, half a grapefruit

Morning Snack:¬†Banana and one breakfast oatmeal “cupcake”

Lunch:¬†A combination of leftover toppings from Sunday night’s pork tacos, everything grilled, pork tenderloin, pineapple, red bell pepper, and red onion. I had some red grapes on the side.

Grilled taco toppings! YUM!

Grilled taco toppings! YUM!

Afternoon Snack: This was supposed to be edamame hummus and carrots, but there was a going away party for a good work friend, so I had a few corn chips with sausage dip (I CANNOT say no to a good homemade sausage dip) and a peach schnapps cupcake from the bakery that made my wedding cake.

Easy Peasy cupcakes are perfection!

Easy Peasy cupcakes are perfection!

Dinner: Leftover tempeh and broccolini stir fry and 3 squares of our favorite kind of Chocolove. I felt pretty hungry again right before bed, so I grabbed a small handful of almonds to munch on before I turned in.


Our version of tempeh and broccolini stir-fry!

Since it is, after all, What I Ate Wednesday, I thought what a great time to offer you all a chance to get a sample of a snack I tried a while back. You may remember my review of Hemp Hearts from about a month or so ago. I received a complimentary sample from Swaggable, and now they want to send you one as well. All you have to do is click on this link, and sign up to get your own sample!

Happy eating and be sure to check out more eats over at Peas & Crayons!

Sweet Giveaways!

Just a quick post today, because I’ve found a couple of giveaways recently that I want to tell you about.

The first giveaway is from Essentia water. I switched to Essentia for my water during and after my runs and it has helped me feel so much better! I heard about Essentia from my friend Melanie, who wrote about it here.


Anyway, they are doing an ultimate summer giveaway during which they are giving away a stand up paddle board, Jet Flow Hydration Packs, and bottles of Essentia water.  You should definitely enter here!

The other giveaway is a joint effort between Jill Conyers and Fitmark Bags. These bags are perfect for eating healthy on the go! In order to enter,¬†simply take¬†a photo the¬†food you eat on the go, add the tags @fitmarkbags @jillconyers #nicebag and #theBoxToGo, and then share it on Instagram. If you don’t have Instagram, you can also share your photo on Facebook and tag @fitmarkbags and @fitnesshealthandhappiness. The challenge starts on August 1, so be sure to check out the full details here!

Good luck!