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Thursday, June 29, 2017

NutraEdge Shaker Bottle with Blender Ball

This cup comes with blender ball, perfect for NutraEdge premium powder or whatever I wish to mix in it. Eveerything comes out smooth and lump-free. Large size (20.5OZ) bottle perfect for adults. The leak proof lid easily untwists making it easy to fill and easy to clean This. Shaker Bottle is made from Polypropylene carbonate (PPC) material, and has a FDA certification. Leak proof protection: leak proof seals and secure flip-top lid for confident transport and mess proof shaking. There is a non-slip part on the body of the cup that makes it easy to hold onto.


Friday, June 16, 2017

These are my first pair of heel-less shoes. I've been wearing platforms that add 5-6 inches to my height for 25 years.

These heels are stunning in person. They slipped right on, and are true to size. The ankle strap is removable, allowing me to switch up the look for different outfits. I love the look of them.

The whole "heel-less" look has gotten me many compliments, as well as the repeated "how do you walk in those?!" question.


Forget that the heel is not there.  
 I literally had learn how to walk in these. My brain kept reminding me that there "is no heel!", causing me to unconsciously lean forward, and then the curved part at the front of the bottom of the shoe would throw me off balance.
   These heel-less platform shoes made me feel like I had never worn heels before!

Lean on the heel of your foot just like any other pair of heels, and they will be easy to walk in. Period.

Monday, December 5, 2016

This indoor child's play-tent turned into a REAL castle the moment my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter set her beautiful blue eyes on it. It took about 10 minutes (or less) to set this super cute imagination inspiring tent up. It is 54 inches tall from the base to the top of the castle tier, and the circular base is 41 & a half inches across.

There are two screened windows on the sides to allow more light in and to allow my young princess to look out and connect visually with me or or her mom, giving her a sense of security as she venture's into the independence stage of development. The "leave me alone but don't go too far" stage, lol.

It comes with a carry case that is 17 inches across, and yes, this castle does fit back in the bag! She uses it as a backpack purse to pack toys to take into the tent.

Comes with 4 segment poles (held together with an elastic rope inside of the poles) for easy set up. They come in their own tie-pouch that fits into the carry case with the tent. There are 4 white tab "pockets" inside of the tent at the base for the bottom of the poles to set in, and four pink pockets at the top of the roof on the inside that the top of the poles slide into. The poles tops are labelled with a sticker, and for added security they are tied into place after being installed into the pockets (I double-tied the bows).

There is a tent-flap type of door that has two velcro tabs for securing it closed that is easy for tiny fingers to open and close. It can be rolled up and tied above the door for quick entrees and exits. The glow in the dark stars are an added neatness that she loves, and during nap-time she lays there and looks at them until she falls asleep.

She tells everyone about her Castle that her Gigi gave her (while jumping up and down). Being the younger sister of two older brothers, this tent gives her a place that is just hers where she can play.

Friday, October 28, 2016

This is a beautifully crafted tool. It is compact and easily fits in a pocket or waiter's apron. The rosewood handles lend a sense of class to an everyday kitchen tool. It has a nice weight to it in the hand. It is a well made tool that is riveted together for extra durability.

There is a curved foil blade (that is lightly serrated for easy cutting) that flips out of the handle, a nice sized corkscrew, and a nifty bottle opener. It fits nicely in my hand while I am twisting the corkscrew into the cork, the stainless steel base is curved perfectly and conforms to my fingers comfortably.

This tool makes it easy to pull the cork out of the bottle, I just insert the corkscrew, and then push the stainless steel bottle opener side down and hold with my thumb on it (as a brace) as I gently lift on the rosewood handle until the cork pops out. Super simple! I love this tool, and use it regularly.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This is super durable. I got this for my husband, and he takes it everywhere he goes. It has an adjustable strap that can be hung around the neck for easy access. There is a zippered pocket on the outside, and a velcro flap that opens up and allows access to a larger pocket that a passport or checkbook can be easily stored.

It opens up and there are slots for credit cards and for a driver's licence or I.D. card, as well as larger pockets for money and other documents. This is slim and compact with a vibrant blue trim around the edges of the black colored wallet. It holds everything that my husband needs to carry when he goes out and about.

Tea Infuser Set

These are well made and very durable. The lids fit securely on the tea baskets. I love the little drip trays because they keep my table free of tea puddles. The chains attached to the lids have a hook on the end that I use to keep the chain from falling into the cup of hot water while the tea is steeping by hanging the hook onto the edge of my cup.

They are easy to clean, I just rinse them under hot water and let them dry thoroughly before I put them away. This is a two pack, which is wonderful for when I have a guest over for tea. I have gotten many compliments on these tea infusers, and am completely happy with them.

I like that I can mix my own loose leaf tea blends to put into them, and there is never any pieces of tea floating in my cup. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nothing sticks to these containers, not wax or dab or even resin from the greenest buds scraped from a glass pipe. These are 100% food grade platinum cured silicone. They can be put in the dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and can withstand up to 450 degrees without melting.

These are super durable and made to last. They come with a Wild Dabz sticker, and a dab tool for scooping out the goods. The lids stay on securely, even when free ranging in the bottom of my purse.

The lids stay on until I pull it off of the container. Pull, do not spend 15 minutes trying to twist the lid off (it will not work, trust me....), just pull. To close, just pop the lid back on. There were 5 in my order, 4 different colors, and one opaque container.

I use the semi-clear container to keep my lip rings in when I take them out, it's so easy to stash them in there with one hand. I have seeds in the green & white one. But the rest I use for more conventional products, like wax and dab.....

* I received this Wild Dabz set in exchange for my honest review. *

This is made of wood, both the board and the marbles. This round board is 5.5 inches across, from "top" to bottom is 5.5 inches, and it is 1.1 inches thick. There are 33 wooden marbles included.

This does not come with instructions. As I have played digital versions of this game on my smartphone, I knew how to play it and was not bothered by this fact. Just remove the center marble to start and set it aside, then "jump" one marble over another marble until there is only one marble left on the board.

My video shows how to play, although I only remove half of the marbles in the video because figuring out how to solve it is half the fun. Seeing how fast I can solve it is the other half of the enjoyment I get from this relaxing, mind stimulating game.

* I received this game in exchange for my honest review. *

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I have a side by side Frigidaire, and replacing the filter was going to cost me around $70. Really not affordable for me as I live on a farm with well water that has a lot of minerals and sulfur in it and my water filter needs replacing more than if I had city water. Yes, my water smells like "eggs" straight from the facet. Not fun.

When I seen this charcoal filter, I had to give it a go.This water filter was longer than the factory filter that came with my refrigerator, but the diameter is the same. It slid right in, replacing my clogged up filter with ease. The water flow from my refrigerator had become nothing but a trickle that took several minutes to fill up a 16 oz container. After putting this replacement filter in, it now takes about 30 seconds to fill the same 16 oz container.

Due to it being a charcoal filter, some charcoal dust was in the first 2 containers (16 oz each) that I filled up. This is normal for this type of filter, and after the initial flushing of the filter the water ran clear. The third 16 oz bottle was clear and tasty. I have been using this filter for about a week (with my "stinky" well water, all drinking water is pulled from the refrigerator dispenser) and I have had no further issues with the charcoal dust.

This filter is amazing, there is no sulfur smell in the water from the refrigerator dispenser and my automatic ice maker is now producing clear ice again. The water filter that came (from the factory) with my refrigerator did not work this well brand new. I am highly impressed, my water tastes better than bottled water now. I will be purchasing my filters from this company in the future as the price is very affordable, even on a fixed income.

* I received this filter in exchange for my honest review.*

Etekcity mailed these gaming headphones to me so I could test them and write my opinion of the quality, durability, and ease of use. These are plug and play, no programming necessary. There is a headphone jack, a microphone jack, and a USB plug that lights them up (can be used without plugging in the USB). As a bonus, there is a slim mouse pad included. These headphones have a braided cord (with a volume control wheel conveniently attached) for long-term durability. There is a microphone bar that is adjustable, it flips down for usage and can be flipped back up when not in use. These headphones come with instructions as well.

I have been using these steadily for 3 weeks now, and have yet to find a flaw in the quality of sound or the ability of the mic to pic up my voice. Even in a noisy room, every word I speak is clearly heard by my fellow online gamers. These are over the ear, noise cancelling headphones that make me feel like I am right there in the thick of the battle when gaming. There is thick, cushy padding for comfortable, all day wearing. And I do wear them about 7 hours a day for all my gaming, video and voice calls, music listening, and dictation.

I am seriously impressed by the sound quality when I am listening to music. I listen to a lot of Tool, Five Fingered Death Punch, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative......hardcore, bass infused music that usually becomes distorted when using other headphones. But not these, I max out the volume and every note and lyric is crystal clear.

They are easily adjusted to fit any size head, and stay in place even when I am bobbing to the beat, or ducking quickly to keep from getting hit in a game (No. It does not help. I still get hit.). The head band is cushioned for extra comfort, has stylish stitching on the outer part, and is smooth on the inside. The braided cord is 2 m long, so there is plenty of room for mobility.

* I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. *

Monday, September 19, 2016

This is way bigger than I thought it was going to be. The color is beautiful in person. It was heavier than I thought it would be as well, but that is due to how thick and long this yoga mat is. It feels wonderful against my skin, I just love the texture of the top of this mat. There is natural rubber on the bottom side that keeps it from sliding around during use, which is great for me because I don't have the best balance while doing yoga.

I haven't been doing yoga for that long, so this mat has really helped me by adding much needed stability, and it has given me a little more confidence. If I fall over, it will be because of my lack of coordination, not because my mat slid at an inopportune time. Now I can concentrate solely on performing the moves and poses correctly.

This came with a strong strap for easy carrying and for safe storage. The microfiber top quickly absorbs my sweat, and the "wetter" it gets the better it grips the floor. I use this for my Pilates routine as well, and it is great feeling. My bones don't feel like they are being bruised by the floor anymore due to the well padded mat that I don't want to ever be without.

*I was sent this Yoga Mat for the purpose of testing and reviewing how well it works during use.*

   These are hand crafted to last a lifetime. Each unique copper mug comes in the most beautiful gift box lined with a satin-like material and tied with a burgundy colored, real cloth ribbon. The mug itself was wrapped in tissue paper. It comes with 5 Moscow Mule recipe cards, original and 4 tasty variations.

    Each recipe card has the ingredients and instructions on one side and a picture of the drink on the other side. All 5 recipe cards (and one card with product care instructions on one side, and cleaning instructions on the other side) are all conveniently held together by a piece of twine, adding to the quaintness of the packaging.

The mug itself is a functioning piece of fine art. Each indentation lovingly made by hand operated tools. I imagine someone with a small metal working tool and hammer, gently creating each round indent in the side of the barrel shaped copper mug. It is super shiny, as you can see in the photos (hover over pic to see an enlarged version), I can clearly see my own reflection in the bottom (inside) and a not so smooth view of myself on the sides.

   The handle is securely welded in place on the side of the copper mug. The rim is rolled down, leaving a smooth drinking edge that feels comfortable against my lips. I will definitely be recommending this mug to all my family and friends. There is just something about a quality made copper mug that makes everything taste better in it's own special way. This mug is very durable, and if taken proper care of, will retain it's beauty for many years to come.

*I received this copper mug in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.*