Mellanni King Microfiber 1800 Bedsheets

I’ve sung the praises of Melanni bedsheets before here, so when the opportunity arose to try out a set for my king sized bed, I was beyond thrilled. And the quality of these sheets matches the quality of the last sheets!

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These king sheets are the same kind and quality of the queen sheets, and while on the surface that doesn’t seem to be saying much, I’ve seen quality, fit and finish swing wildly from batch to batch in even the fanciest and most expensive sheet sets. The same soft spun cotton, the same wrinkle resistance (And yes, a wrinkly sheet can really spoil my night, so I’m counting this as a big plus!), the same cool sleeping as the last set. That “cool sleeping” part might seem like an aside, but for us it was huge. A big part of us avoiding microfiber sheets int he past had to do with the fear that microfiber sheets would sleep hot, and Hubby just cannot bear that, which means I can’t either! I would love to say they’re cotton, but I can’t readily find that information anywhere, and  customer shouldn’t have to hunt for that information either. The sheet didn’t shrink even in hot water and there was none of that annoying short-sheeting either. Everything tucked nicely and stayed that way. I’m a fan of these sheets and I’ll probably pick up a few more sets to rotate.

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There is a plethora of colors to choose from, some are striped sateen, and some are flat. There’s really something for everyone!

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Mellanni 1800 Thread Count Striped Sheet Set

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I’ve avoided microfiber sheets for the simple fact that while I crave warmth and seek out every sunbeam, Hubby runs too hot and mostly sleeps on top of the sheets and stays in the shade. That, and like lumens with flashlights, thread counts are widely overstated, and last but not least I’ve been burned by sheet sets in the past, both from the department stores and from Amazon. But finally, I think I’ve found a great set of sheets that I can recommend!!

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Mellanni Sheets are the goods! No short sheeting, no shallow pockets, no more poor fits, and no more pilling! Yes, I’ve bought and used cheap sheet sets (usually the ones that come in a comforter set) that pilled up and felt awful. Not a problem with these Mellanni sheets. And You want to talk about deep pockets? My Euro-Top mattress usually makes fitted sheets, well, fitting, a nightmare. And it’s not even a ultra plush pillow top! But I had room to spare with these Mellanni sheets. The flat sheet tucked in nicely, was even on both sides, and they absolutely look luxurious. They’re a touch on the thin side, but they feel smooth, light and sleek against the skin. But how do they sleep? Like a dream. No overheating Hubby and no wind-chill or frost for me. We didn’t think it was possible, but I think we’ve finally hit a sweet spot for sheets we can both use and enjoy. I’d avoided microfiber sheets for the fear of just that: Sleeping too hot. Put your mind at rest, these sheets are awesome. I washed and dried them, with normal liquid detergent, on a medium dryer cycle, and didn’t notice any threads loose, runs, shrinkage, and I’ll be darned if they actually did resist wrinkles as advertised. I forgot to pull them from the dryer immediately as I do with out normal sheets, because we all know things left to sit in the dryer are doomed to be a wrinkled mess. And yes, I’m one of those OCD types that has ironed her sheets. Don’t judge me. Well, I don’t have to worry about that any more. Nice.

Without a more trained eye I can’t tell if the thread counts on these are 1800. If I had to guess, I’d say probably not, but looking at the quality for the price, I’m not complaining. I’ve spent a heck of a lot more that $35 (shipped free with Prime) and gotten a heck of a lot less! In fact, I liked them so much that I’ll be picking up a few sets, for both ours and the extra bedroom! They come in 8 colors and 4 sizes, so there’s something for everyone. Grab a set or two today!

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WaySoft’s Single-Sided Australian Lambswool Pillow Cover

You’d be surprised how much a single throw pillow can really set off a piece of furniture, and sometimes it’s not just the bright and garish ones you notice. Sometimes, it’s the subtle and classic ones, like WaySoft’s Australian Lambswool Pillow cover makes that turns people’s heads. It also helps that it’s soft and plush as all get out!

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Some people think of lambswool as scratchy and coarse, but if it’s quality and prepared well, it’s just about the softest thing I’ve had a pillow made from! This 16″ x 16″ pillow cover is just begging to be overstuffed and thrown onto your favorite arm chair, recliner, or

sofa and be used to “count the sheep to sleep”! The zippered back (with protective fold over it to keep from scratching delicate surfaces) makes stuffing and unstuffing a breeze, and since it’s with an advanced antimicrobial agent, I doubt you’ll ever notice that it’s even machine washable. It feels just as good as it looks, and it looks downright lovely. And the fact that it’s genuine lambswool and only $39.99? That’s about as good as it gets on these cold winter nights! In fact, it’s often a race to the couch to see who get’s everyone’s new favorite pillow first! The back is a cotton canvas and the stitching throughout is top notch. I might have to pick up a few extra so there’s no more hurt feelings on the other side of the sofa.

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Federico’s Car Care Microfiber Wash Mitt (2-Pack)

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In California, we don’t get to wash our cars much anymore. Regardless of your opinions about the drought and it’s causes, severity, or tenure…that ship sailed and we’re here, in a drought. You might imagine the bittersweet surprise when Federico’s Car Care sent me a pair of chenille microfiber wash mitts to compliment the microfiber polish cloths 5 pack I reviewed right here not too long ago. So let’s fill a bucket of soapy water and get right too it, shall we?

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On a hot but not too sunny day in SoCal I filled a bucket with soapy water and set to work. It grabbed and held the sudsy water and cleaned the old truck like a dream! When I was done I washed and rinsed it and set it out to dry in the sun, and when it dried gave it a shake to find the nap of the chenille was just as fluffy and plush as when it was new! Nice! It’s also 100% machine washable, too.

Microfiber is a natural fit for a car wash mitt, with it being extra absorbent and it’s tendency to wick up dirt and grime and keep it away from your paint. It purports to be soft and lint free, and at first, it very much was. By then end of our truck wash, little bitty orange fibers were clearly visible on the silver-grey paint. Truthfully, almost any cloth will leave some small bit of lint, but the bright orange color is going to make even the smallest fibers stand out. A minor knock on and otherwise great product!

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What I liked was it was plush and well made enough that it seems it could be used for quite a while before needing replacement. But, instead of hanging on to one (Remember, you get 2 to a box!) the other could easily be used to buff off wax or polish, or even for quick detailing sprays and kept in a trunk, console or glove box! Because it covers the entire hand, front and back, there’s no worries about jewelry or nails scratching that oh-so-important clear coat, either! Want to use it dry as a duster inside the car? The fine nap of the fabric will grab and hold dust too! And like all Federico’s Car Care products, they’re backed with a 90-day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can rest assured they will stand behind their products! And at $9.99 (shipped free via Amazon Prime), it’s tough to beat the value!

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Inspired Basics Nomex Heat-Resistant Oven Gloves

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It’s should be no secret that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, trying new things. Hot handles, pans and oven racks are par for the course. Sometimes, our potholders don’t cover right, or are awkward, or just flat out don’t give you enough grip. Oh, but if only there was an oven safe glove that was EN 407 and ISO Certified up to 662 degrees, with a soft cotton interior, and silicone grip bumps on them. Oh, wait…Inspired Basics has just such a glove!!

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I’ve tried silicone BBQ gloves/mitts in the past. I even reviewed a pair here. They’re pretty good. They can be awkward to clean, wear, and use, and fit me poorly, and while dishwasher safe can start to build up a film and hold a smoke smell pretty quickly. And silicone gets pretty slippery when wet. My fondness for them faded pretty quickly. But these gloves (machine washable…yay!) seem more for me. with a form fit and protection halfway up my forearm, there’s no worries about grabbing a deep roasting dish and getting that burn on your wrist. I can get my fingers into the handles just fine, and lose almost no dexterity. And while they did fit me, they were very large. That would be my one drawback, and I wish they came in more sizes. They fit hubby nearly perfectly, though. And that’s good, because he isn’t as well rehearsed in the kitchen as I am. Thankfully, these are the made of the same flame-resistant material used in racing and firefighter’s survival suits, Nomex. So, these are good for the BBQ as well. and again, being machine-washable there’s no worry about stains or grease or soot, because one quick trip through the old washer and they’re good as new! I would, though, for the sake of durability, probably recommend hand-washing and air drying. Things just get cleaner and last longer that way for me. Now, don’t go pouring boiling water over them. That’s the one single benefit of silicone gloves is water resistance, but these are fiber and 100% cotton, so don’t go grabbing pasta out of the boiling water or anything.

Lest you think these gloves are good for the kitchen only, you can use them to safely grip just about any dry, hot surface you can think of. Hot light bulbs? Check. Hot engine parts? Check. Hot logs on a chimenea fire need arranging? Check, check and check! I like these Nomex Heat-Resistant Gloves from Inspired basics, and I think you will too. They’re also backed by a lifetime, no-questions-asked, 100% refund policy, so you can buy with confidence.

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Microfiber MultiPurpose Cleaning Cloth Review #MicrofiberTowels5pack

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Everyone needs to clean things. Some of us clean more than others, and some of us are so nit-picky about our cleaning that it takes a lot longer than it (probably) should. I fall into that last category. Lint, streaks, smudges, schmutz…they drive me bonkers. I was offered a 5-pack of microfiber cleaning towels from Federico’s Care Care to try out and review. So you better believe I was ALL over that.

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Microfiber towels are a godsend. Back when I was younger, it was Windex and paper towels. I could go through a roll of paper towels just cleaning one room. And despite my somewhat (some have said **cough** hubby **cough**) unhealthy attention to detail, there was always lint. Streaks. Smudges. I ran myself ragged trying to eliminate them all. The whole time, all I needed was some microfiber. These towels from Federico’s Car Care are 100% lint free, machine washable, reusable cotton. Streaks are a thing of the past in my mirrors. My TV screen is sharp and clean. My high-gloss electronics now laugh at smudges and fingerprints. These 16″ x 12″ towels are also perfect for car detailing, furniture polishing, and keeping your touch-screen devices as sparkly as the day you opened them.

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The only negative I can see is that at $9.99 for a five-pack, it’s a little steep. Amazon is chock-a-block full of micofiber cleaning cloth packs at much less. I did get these for free to review, but I would have to imagine that if asked to pay for them, I might have looked elsewhere due to the cost. They are quality towels, and they don’t bleed in the wash, come clean after, and keep things clean and lint free, so in the end you have to decide if they’re worth the extra cost. To that end Federico’s Car Care offers a 30-day, Money-back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so it’s a low risk proposition to give them a shot for yourself.

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