Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Zuvo Water Filtration System (Under the Sink) Review

FedEx dropped off a wonderful package this morning from the great people at Zuvo! I've been lucky enough to receive this amazing under the sink water filtration system to review for you all.

We all know how tainted our unfiltered water has become over the years! Chlorine, lead, parasites and so much more are in our everyday tap water. So, we think that the plastic bottled water is so much safer, but that's not true at all. Chemicals from the plastic seep into the water that sits inside them. I cannot begin to say how much bottled water we drink here. My 2 and a half year old Daughter wont drink anything but, and has recently figured out that her Father is drinking her favorite icey drink in those plastic bottles he always has to have. Now, I can't get her to drink from her beloved sippy cups that she used to do so well with! Needless to say, we go through a 36 pack of water each week. Blehhh! And, although we do our best to recycle, I still hate spending our money on them knowing how dangerous they could potentially be.  I just hate thinking of what is going into my families body everytime we sip the tap water or bottled water, so I'm glad to have the opportunity to use this system and share it's benefits! 

President's anti-cancer panel recommends home filtered water systems as a way of reducing ones risk of harmful carcinogens.  

Zuvo filtration system offers something unique, biomimicry to purify tap water!
 "UV/Ozone filtration system reproduces nature’s photo-oxidation cleansing process, filtering impurities and reduces microorganisms to filter out harmful contaminates while preserving waters healthy mineral content and adding fresh oxygen, giving it a delicious pop".

We were sent the under the counter system due to the type of sink we have! It installed easily, in just under 10 minutes. The instructions were simple enough that I *could* have done it, but my husband was sweet enough to do it for me! :) There is the option of having the above the sink system, which I have heard is just as easy if not easier!

What's really neat about this, is that you can actually WATCH your water be filtered. Basically the same enjoyment I get out of watching my clothes wash & dry in a front loading machine! ;) The water tastes amazing, much better than tap, or bottled water. It's just pure, clean water!
Here's the 5 part process breakdown from the website! The Zuvo five-step precess The Zuvo® Water Filtration System uses a patented five-step process to produce clean, healthy, great-tasting water just the way nature intended!
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Step 1: Ozonation

In nature, ozone is generated by lightning and cleans the air where rainwater forms. The Zuvo Water Filtration System mixes ozone with incoming tap water to treat taste and odor contaminants and improve taste. Like chlorine, ozone is a powerful oxidizer. Unlike chlorine, ozone leaves no chemical residue.
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Step 2: Ultraviolet Light

The ozone saturated water is flooded with high-intensity UV light - the same as the solar energy that cleans water in the upper atmosphere.
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Step 3: Photo-oxidation

The Zuvo Water Filtration System combines UV and ozone in a patented process known as photo-oxidation which releases powerful oxidizers to further treat the water.
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Step 4: filtration with lead removal

Pure spring water is created by passing through fine particles in the earth. Zuvo uses the same principle by passing water through a Class 1 Particulate Reduction Filter, reducing chlorine taste and odor, lead, and tiny particulates.
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Step 5: post-filtration UV

The filtered water is again exposed to high-intensity UV light as it leaves the Zuvo Water Filtration System, ensuring that you get clean, healthy, great tasting water...just the way nature intended!
* Above is taken directly from the ZUVO website* 
This filtration system retails for $179.99 on Amazonbut can be found at these other retailers! There are other styles to fit your needs! :) Head over to their facebook & show them some love for this review and for all the latest updates on Zuvo products!
Overall- I LOVE our new Zuvo system! I can now offer my family SAFE, CLEAN water. My daughter loves watching the filter turn on when I fill her cup and my Husband was blown away by the taste of the water. It's amazing! I, myself am not a water drinker, but now, I just might be! It's THAT good!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Big backyard playground set


Our Daughter is two and a half now and last summer we spent a lot of our time heading to playgrounds at various schools and parks so this year we decided we were going to put a playground in our own backyard and headed to Toys R Us for a swingset she would love.

When I was little we had a metal set that was a bees nest magnet and rusted very quickly. The plastic in certain parts cracked and I remember getting numerous cuts from it. So we agreed to get a wooden set.

 Sandy Cove from Big Backyard is what we landed on! It retails for 699.99 but we got it for a little over $500! Would I spend that kind of money on this set again? Definitely not full price and probably not on sale either. Putting this set together was seriously a pain in the butt. While it wasn't really difficult, the directions were confusing, parts were labeled funny and the wood isn't the best quality. I'm sure we could have waited a little longer to get a little nicer of a set for about the same price. Although, it probably would have had to wait till the end of the season.

Now, for the one who uses it ALL THE TIME... Our little girl loves this set. She spends most of the time playing in the sand box or climbing up to the play fort on top! She's still too little for the monkey bars, though even if she wasn't they don't look like they offer much fun! Three rails and the bottom step is much too low for a child that would be small enough to use it without their feet touching the ground! The flower box is precious. We filled it with faux flower foam and glued moss to the top and stuck in small flowers from the Dollar store!
Overall, the swingset does exactly what we wanted it to, entertain our Daughter. I only wish the wood was more durable and that the swingset was as large as it appears to be in the photo!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Blog moving & reviews!!

Blog updating/moving is worse than actually moving! Mostly cause I haven't a clue what I'm doing half the time. But things to look forward to include a madeover blog page and a new one! :) A couple new reviews like Zuvo Water filtration , Big backyard playground set from TRU & EdenFantasys is back again