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4 Whiskey Ice Balls

4 Whiskey Ice Balls

Why on Earth would I want 4 Whiskey Ice Balls
About a year ago I received not one but 2 boxes of these whiskey ice ball molds. Since I don’t drink whiskey, I thought cool… this will make a great re-giftable item for my charity silent auction gift baskets. Fast forward about 6 months, I was heading to hot weather on vacation and decided to bring the second box with me… well, let me say that I wish that I had kept the first box as these are really a great item.
Home-Complete Ice Ball Maker Mold – 4 Whiskey Ice Balls -Premium Round Spheres Tray
They keep your drink cold with out diluting it.
This is really important in my opinion, no matter what you are drinking… No one likes watered down soda, iced tea etc… and especially not a watered down margarita. facebook site down today . Even worse I understand is for whiskey drinkers a you pay all this money for good whiskey and then it gets diluted.

I don’t know the science behind it, but the big ice ball just seems to last longer.

The mold is easy to use.
One piece of the mold sits inside another so if you spill there is nothing to worry about. Just fill the holds, if extra water pools around the mold part, just leave it, you can crack it off after the ice balls freeze.
What is so special about this brand?

– The mold seems to be made from high grade Silicone. It is food safe so I guess you could try freezing other liquids (I love to freeze lemon juice and put the cubes into my iced tea)
– The mold sits flat so there is no worry about leaking.- This one is a better design than the one I re-gifted.
– The seller says that it is FDA Approved, which sounds good to me and there is no BPA.
– And, I love a “money back guarantee” for life…
– Also, you have to love the fact that you can just toss it in the dishwasher (be sure to keep it on the top rack though)
Home-Complete Ice Ball Maker Mold – 4 Whiskey Ice Balls -Premium Round Spheres Tray
Customer Reviews and Scores
At the time I am writing this review, the product has 615 reviews and the average is 4.2. This means that I am not alone in thinking this is a nice product.

There are a handful of customers who said that it was hard to use the mold and the ice balls were smaller than they had anitcipated. I didn’t have any problem with it, but perhaps this is because I put the top and bottom pieces together, then I poured filtered water into each hole. I used a measuring cup with a small spout so I didn’t spill much water. One person mentioned that they had a spike on the ball, I can only imagine this is where they filled it, I think the way to avoid this is to add just a little less water so you will have a dimple rather than a spike at the fill point.

I can see where this might be frustrating, but I didn’t have these issues.
Home-Complete Ice Ball Maker Mold – 4 Whiskey Ice Balls -Premium Round Spheres Tray
All in all I was very happy with my purchase and I would buy this item again. I think it’s well made, it worked fine and with a 100% money back guarantee and prime shipping, what have you got to lose?

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White Birches Holiday Boxed Cards

White Birches Holiday Boxed Cards- Why I wrote a Review
I have to admit that although I am a big amazon shopper, this is the first time I have ever purchased holiday cards online. To be honest, I just ran out of time and I am not a fan of store shopping in the holiday season. I was looking for what I call a neutral card. I wanted something that just had a winter depiction but not a religious depiction as I have friends and family of different faiths. I think I got exactly what I wanted as the cards are simply beautiful and totally “neutral”.
White Birches Holiday Boxed Cards

These cards are very high quality
The first thing that stuck me about there cards is that they came in these really nice solid boxes. Every box had a ribbon hinge and a ribbon to open and close the box. When you open the box up the cards are wrapped with a band with a seal which gives them a wonderful first impression. Honestly, they were more like a gift than something that you would give.

Now my challenge is finding a way to continue using the boxes. I think I will keep on my desk for organization office supplies like extra staples, paperclips and rubber bands, and I always like to keep a nice box by my bed where I put my jewelry at night. (They are that nice).

The card stock is heavy and feels rich
1st off it is important to keep in mind the price point of these cards, they are quite affordable and available through the prime program so you might not actually think they will be very nice, but I was really delighted that they were made from a very nice card stock that is solid. They also have the additional feature of a very light dusting of glitter. Not enough to get everywhere and annoy you, but enough that they seem more festive and fun.

A couple of things you should know…
These are wonderful deluxe Boxed Holiday Cards
With every box your get 20 cards plus an additional envelope, just in case.
Each card measures: 1.8 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches

White Birches Holiday Boxed Cards

Customer Reviews and Scores
There are 66 reviews of the product as of the time I am writing this review. And there is only one- one star review. This means a lot as people can be a little tough with their critiques.

The person who gave the negative review received a damaged lot of cards, however, the seller was quick to invite the buyer to contact amazon customer service for a quick shipment of replacement cards. I am sure this was a fluke as I ordered 4 boxes and was very happy with my purchase and all came in perfect condition.

White Birches Holiday Boxed Cards

So to make a long story short, I was really happy with my card purchase. I got exactly what I was looking for and everything arrived quickly and in perfect condition. This was a perfect set of “pretty” cards that are neutral and beautiful. I will definitely be looking at purchasing these cards again next year.