Rainbow Bandz Organization Box



Rainbow Bandz not only makes high quality, bright colored loom bands; they also make the organization box to put them in! This box is super durable and clasps shut similar to a tackle box so you can rest assured your bandz are safe and secure inside their box.  It is designed to hold both bands and the loom accessories and everything fits conveniently into one box.  This is a must have for the “loomers” out there with no where to store their bandz.



Each compartment is 2 inches wide x 1.9 inches deep and is 13 1/2 inches long in maximum.So you can have up to 22 different colors and your loom with accessories all in one box. They have 20 dividers that slide in or come out easily and can be “customized” to fit as many colors, or as few as you would like. (for example, above there are 22 colors, but below only nine are stored) With is ability to customize, you can also store your loom and the hooks as well.



This organization box is the perfect size and I love that I can customize its compartments to be how I’d like them. It fits all my daughter’s bands an even had room for me to get her more. It’s the perfect size to slide under the seat during car rides and stores easily on the shelf in her closet.  I could have stored the loom as well, but instead chose to store all of the bands in the organization box opposed to only a few at a time. I love how they are all in one place and there was space to keep the extra dividers and all of the s-clips that came with the bands as well. It is strong, convenient, and easy to store. A definite must have for anyone who has loom bands to store. The best part is you can combine two boxes, so if you can’t fit everything in one box (like me who wants everything in one place LOL) you can stack them together and double the storage space. (and they still fit conveniently wherever you want to store them.)

You can read more about this organization box and where to buy it below.


Product Description:

  • Clear Plastic Storage Organizer Case for Rainbow Loom and Rubber Bands -Adjustable Compartments!
  • Fits the Rainbow Loom Tool and has plenty of room for bands and connectors! Compartments keep parts separated and are adjustable with the 20 included dividers Compartment rows are 2 inches wide x 1.9 inches deep and 13-1/2 inches long maximum See thru plastic storage organizer case fits the Rainbow Loom and loom bands and clips!!
  • Adjustable compartments keep parts separated. Includes 20 dividers compartment. See through plastic storage organizer case fits the all Rainbow Loom style and loom bands and clips!!
  • Each are 2 inches wide x 1.9 inches deep and 13-1/2 inches long maximum. 14″ x 8.5″ x 1.875″ overall.
  • Money back guarantee.

Clear Plastic Storage Organizer Case for Rainbow Loom and Rubber Bands with Adjustable Compartments!

 Rainbow Organizational Box by Rainbow bandz
Rainbow bandz gives you this organizational box that perfectly fits the Rainbow Bandz Loom Tool and has plenty of room for bands and connectors. Compartment rows are 2 inches wide x 1.9 inches deep and 13-½ inches long maximum with 20 included dividers. The organizational box has compartments that keeps parts separated and are adjustable plus a see thru plastic organizer case that is 100% compatible with other loom brands.
How does Rainbow Organizational Box work?
With its overall measurements of 14″ x 8.5″ x 1.875″, this product delivers you the excellent accessory for your rainbow loom tools. It keeps everything organized and separated giving you an easy access towards making your bracelets, rings and other charms. We made sure that the compartments are adjustable so that you can arrange all your tools in the most convenient way you want it be. It holds over 6000 elastic bands, charms, connectors, loom and picks and two cases can be joined together to double your storage capacity – double the storage, double the fun.
Why should you buy from us?
This organizational box brought to you by Rainbow Bandz is made of the highest quality making it genuinely durable. This product is proudly made from the USA. It has prolatch system that keeps everything inside safe and secure. Moreover, it has easy to grip handle making it easy to carry your loom kit with you.Aside from the top quality it brings, we offer our product at an affordable price. So, if ever you are having troubles with bands of every color mixing together and piles of plastic bags cluttering the table, then this organizational box is the one you are looking for.


Where to Buy:

Rainbow Bandz Organiziation Box



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Butterfly Stitching


Butterfly Stitching is riveting from the very start. It’s main character, Sahar starts out as a confused little girl doing what she is told to survive. You see, Iran is in war-has been for a while, and when the red siren blows, it is not to be taken lightly. This book is written to be believable-and it is not only because of it’s sibling fights, jealousy, or heart wrenching emotions; but also because it is based on and inspired by the true stories told of Iranian women who grew up in the midst of war.

This book opened a world to me that I have never seen before. Not due to the lack of curiosity, but because it isn’t discussed in history classes or told over dinner. In fact, it is so emotionally charged, it’s really not talked about at all. That is, until now. Shermin Kruse weaves a story that can appeal to any reader.

It is action packed, has romance, family, and it is packed with history. I can not attest to the historical accuracy in the book , but from what little I do know about growing up in Iran and war (separately), it is extremely believable. This book wrought so many emotions in me, yet I had the hardest time putting it down. It made me smile, I reminisced a little, and, at times, it made me cry. The story of Sahar and her mother Samira is not one I will easily forget. (if I ever do)

From the very first chapter I felt like I was right there.  I was going to school with Sahar,  running for cover during the Red siren, falling in love, and experiencing a culture I’ve never experienced before.  I high;y recommend this book to anyone really, but especially to those that are ready to delve into a different place, a different time in history, and a new culture. Once you pick up this book, you won’t want to put it down!


Read a short description of the book, see what others are saying about it, learn about Shermin Kruse, and find out where to buy this intriguing novel below!


Book Description:

Terrifying Iranian secret police. An inspiring forbidden love. And the horrors of war. Butterfly Stitching weaves a stunning tapestry of the lives of Sahar and Samira, daughter and mother. And through the strength, beauty and imagination of these remarkable women, reveals Iran herself.

What others are saying:

“A land hidden from view for decades is revealed in this searing novel about the joys and struggles of Iranian mother and daughter throughout a turbulent period of history. Played against the tapestry of Persian culture, we are given a window into a world that has been veiled to outsiders, and suppressed within Iran itself. This book will leave you yearning for a sequel, a triumphant return to a land which we hope will soon be reemerging onto the global stage.”
Lyric Hughes Hale – Commentator, Yale Books Blog

“Shermin Kruse has written a mesmerizing book, which allows you to fall into a particular time of history, and very much like a shadow, follow two women and lose yourself in their journey.”
Camelia Entekhabifard – Contributor to New York Times, Associated Press and Reuters; and Author of Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth.

“Shermin Kruse’s Butterfly Stitching is the gorgeous, intricately woven narrative of two heart-strong women who show us the beauty of ritual and custom as they clash with crisis and oppression in an old-world order. It is a rich, true-love tapestry.”
Theresa Schwegel, Edgar Award winning author of The Good Boy

“Butterfly Stitching is a simply stunning novel and a beautifully written, in depth account of what it means to be a woman growing up and maturing in Iran. Touching, profound and at times shocking, you cannot fail to be moved by Butterfly Stitching and I cannot recommend it highly enough – the stories of Sahar and Samira will stay with me for a long time to come.”
Karen Perkins – Bestselling author of Thores-Cross & The Valkyrie Series


About the Author:

Shermin Kruse is the epitome of a global renaissance woman. Having lived several life times throughout the globe, as a child in Iran, a teenager in Canada, and a lawyer in the United States, this poet, mother, painter, model, photographer, and human rights advocate, finally found her true home in Chicago. Through it all, her truest gift was writing and telling stories. And so she now unveils Butterfly Stitching, her stunning debut novel, a gripping tale of oppression and redemption, obsession and love, and loss and authenticity. Kruse began writing poetry as a child in Iran, where she lived in the midst of a bloody war with neighboring Iraq and under the control of Iran’s post-revolutionary secret police. After a childhood spent dodging rockets and the morality police, her family immigrated with little more than a few suitcases. Post immigration, Kruse rose in the ranks of the professional world. She obtained her law degree from the prestigious University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and partnered at the top tier Chicago firm of Barack Ferrazzano at a very young age. An ardent supporter of the arts, and passionate about peace between the nation of her birth (Iran) and the one of her citizenship and allegiance (the United States), Kruse co-founded and currently serves as a director of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Organization, an entity committed to promoting peace between the two nations through the arts. She also fell in love with an American man, and together they have three Iranian-American children. Besides her contributions to the artistic and literary world, Kruse is also an advice columnist for Chicago Lawyer and authors scholarly legal articles. In addition, Kruse works with a number of pro bono entities in both civil and criminal cases, and is a frequent speaker on foreign policy issues. Butterfly Stitching, was inspired by the true experiences of herself and the women in her family and circle of friends. Through a stunning tapestry of the horrors of political oppression, a terrifying secret police, an inspiring forbidden love, and the realities of war, Butterfly Stitching weaves the tale of Sahar and Samira. Daughter and mother. And through the strength, beauty and imagination of these remarkable women, reveals Iran herself.


Where to Buy:


Butterfly Stitching

Butterfly Stitching



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Cooking with Garam Masala


Garam Masala, or hot spice/heat spice, as it’s literal translation implies is a diverse and flavor packed spice used in many (okay-most) Indian or Pakistani dishes. It is also much used in certain Thai foods. This spice is great for adding flavor to any dish, but is used commonly as meat rubs, in gravy’s, and for curry’s. (in sauce/rice etc)  Not only does it taste great, Garam Masala has many health benefits due to the wide array of spices used in it.

Some benefits of garam masala is that it slows down the aging process and helps promote weight loss. Yes, eating foods with garam masala can actually help shed some pounds.

The spice traditionally is a mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, bay leaves, cloves, star anise and nutmeg. Homemade masala is simply all the ingredients listed above, toasted in a pan on your stove top and then finely blended to a powder.  Many make their own garam masala because it is so easy to do at home. I, on the other time am not so gifted, so I buy mine instead. My absolute favorite, by far, is Jiva Organic Garam Masala.  Before I tell you all about that, though, here are some health related facts about garam masala.

The healthy ingredients of Garam Masala:

  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is an anti-microbial and is also an anti-inflammatory. It is high in calcium and fiber and helps control blood sugar by helping to increase insulin production while lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Cumin: Cumin helps stimulate digestion, helps relieve nausea and indigestion, enriches with iron and can act as a property to fight against cancer.
  • Coriander: Coriander is an ingredient used to control blood sugar levels and to lower cholesterol. It  also helps stimulate digestion.
  • Black Pepper: Black pepper increases the body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals and proteins. It’s high in fiber content, which reduces calorie intake, and it’s a natural metabolism booster. It helps break down fat cells, and is high in vitamin K and manganese, which also helps break down fats and carbs. Black pepper also fights against skin cancer and helps improve skin complexion.
  • Cardamom: Cardamom is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-carcinogenic. It helps to flush out toxins from the body, relieves heart burn, reduces the formation of blood clots, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation, relieves gas, and soothes upset stomachs.
  • Cloves:  Cloves contain a purifying property that helps support the immune system. It relieves tooth aches, boosts the metabolism, removes toxins from the blood stream, helps prevent the formation of blood clots and regulates blood sugar levels.You might not guess, but cloves are higher than any other food in antioxidant content. They provide an excellent source of calcium, omega 3, and vitamin K.
  • Fennel: Fennel relieves indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, intestinal gas, and bloating.
  • Bay Leaves: Bay leaves are a powerful anti-oxidant that help prevent cancer, arthritis, and ulcers. It also helps in healing wounds and mosquito bites.

Garam masala is a multipurpose spice that helps promote health in almost all aspects of our body. So the next time you cook, add some extra kick to your recipes with this health promoting Indian spice. For some of my favorite recipes, check out 30 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Garam Masala found here: http://www.wisebread.com/30-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-garam-masala. (Check out number 19-the Chicken Tikka Masala is AMAZING! )

Jiva Organic Garam Masala is USDA certified Organic, made with only the best spices and herbs. It has absolutely no salt, MSG, GMO, ETO treatments, and comes in a resealable bag to preserve aroma and purity. I have used it in anything from Chicken Curry (my mom’s recipe) to gravy’s and on chicken as part of a rub. (can we say YUM??) It has been just what my dishes have needed! It is sweet and savory, but has the perfect amount of spice for any dish. Since using it, we have been eating healthier and I have noticed personally that I am eating less junky foods and have had much better digestion.

This is the perfect spice for Indian food newbies, ‘pros’, or those who are looking to add a new flavor to their diets. (along with all the other benefits! You can read more about this tasty spice and where to buy it below. It will be the spice you never want to go without.


Product Description:

  • Certified USDA Organic Garam Masala
  • Fully organic traditional blend of Garam Masala that is perfect with any Indian dish
  • NO salt, NO MSG, NO GMO, NO Ethylene Oxide (ETO) treatment, NON-Irradiated
  • Organic, better ingredients make happy chefs
  • Packed in a resealable bag and then completely sealed to preserve aroma, purity and to avoid any contamination

Jiva Organics is a line of certified organic spices that offer a tremendous value over mainstream alternatives.  This is a USDA certified organic Garam Masala that is of extremely high quality and perfect for your next Indian/Pakistani dish. Garam masala, popular in northern India, is a warm mixture of spices. Recipes for masalas vary according to regions, cuisine type, as well as the individual cooks, who often concoct a new masala for each dish as needed.

This rich, slightly sweet blend will save you that step and still deliver authentic Indian flavor because it incorporates a number of spices. From nutmeg to cardamom, to coriander and cumin, this Garam Masala is 100% pure, certified organic, and authentic. The word “Jiva” means life. At Jiva Organics, we are small family business driven by care and respect for life – be it people or the environment around us. As a result, we source products that are completely natural, certified organic and grown with the underlying philosophy that promotes sustainability of Mother Earth for the present and future generations. Organic farms we work with are untouched by modern toxic inputs to produce pure and natural spices and grains of the highest quality, that result in delicious, healthy meals for you and your family . It’s a simple choice that makes a big difference.


Where to Buy:
Jiva Organics USDA Organic Garam Masala, 7 Ounce


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Nail Cones-Simplify Nail Painting


Have you ever painted your nails and found you had more nail polish on your hands than your nails? Ever needed to pull out the cue tips and nail polish remover and spend even more time fixing your nails than you did even painting them? I know I have. And it can be so frustrating, can’t it? Sometimes we just need to paint our nails and go-we don’t always have time to go back and fix those smudges.


That is where Nail Cones come in. These super adorable little ice cream cones are actually stickers and they come in three sizes to fit any nail. They come in sets of  four sheets that add up to 60 nail cones. They are meant to cover the skin around the nail and ensure the perfect manicure, just as if you had gone to the salon. It takes the mess out of painting nails and saves time because you no longer will need to fix your nails.


On top of being super adorable. Nail cones are extremely easy to use.  Just wash and dry your hands (so the stickers will stick well), apply the nail cones, polish your nails, then allow your nails to dry and remove the nail cones. My advice for applying the cones would be to do one hand at a time. This will ensure you are better able to grasp the brush.



The stickers go on easy and stay on well. You should really make sure your hands are very dry, including where the nail meets the finger because if you don’t, they won’t stay as well. The sizes make them super easy to use because the size choices are almost like “One size fits most” when it comes to fingers. I was even able to use the smallest size on my daughter and they worked great. The picture above is what they look like when you first apply them to be used.



Above you’ll see what they look like after the nail is painted. The reason these work so great is because they protect the surrounding finger and as long as you wait until the nail polish is dry before removing the cone, the nail polish doesn’t run or bleed. (Yeah-I made the mistake of lacking patience….) Once dry, just remove the nail cone and take in your perfect, salon quality nails.

I really loved the Nail cones sent to me to sample. They went on easy and really did a great job keeping the polish off my fingers. I was able to just paint my nails and go and with three kids-that’s important because there isn’t much time left to paint nails unless they surprise me and take a nap.

These are great for any woman who paints their nails but has a hard time keeping it neat. I know, because I am the WORST at it, especially when doing the right hand. (no matter how hard I try…)  Easy to use and affordable, Nail Cones are guaranteed to make painting your nails easier and more enjoyable.



Product Description:

Have you ever gotten really frustrated painting your fingernails when you get the nail polish on your skin? If you have, your problems are over. Nail Cones is a simple, easy-to-use product that will solve the problem. You can save time and frustration by using Nail Cones – and your nails will look great after you have finished.

This is an easy to use product that protects your skin when you apply nail polish. It is a sticker that is cut out to form around the nail when the polish is applied.  It is easy to apply and remove. A perfect polish every time.


Where to Buy:

http://nailcones.com/  ($5.99 -4 sheets 60 nail cones + FREE shipping)




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