Thursday, June 30, 2016


Now this is the perfect accessory for my husband's 9mm rifle. The flashlight needed to be attached to the gun by a rail system and the rifle had the perfect one under the barrel. It is out of the sight line and doesn't hinder gun firing or the red laser dot which is just above the light.

Instead of a pressure switch, which could turn on accidently or turn off when you don't want it off, there is a slide switch. If you want to remove the entire light, it has a quick release feature.

The led light is bright and clear for several hundred feet at night. There is a strobe option that disorients a threat. A run time of 45 minutes on a single battery (included) should be ample for most situations.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


When I go to the beach I will always wear a cover up. I don't care to have people gawking at my saggy arms and legs at the age of 63. After arriving at the beach, it's okay to expose the bathing suit and my skin to the warmth of the sun and splash in the ocean.

This white cover up is adjustable enough to fit most sized bodies. The drawstring waistline is very adjustable and the Dolman sleeves allow for a lot of arm movement. On my short body the cover is quite long enough to hide those flabby thighs. There are two patch pockets on the front to hold my sunglasses, tanning oil and other beach items.

As a bonus, there is an anklet of silver and turquoise blue stones. It's very attractive and meant to be worn without shoes or with flip flops. Otherwise, it would hang inside your shoe and make for an uncomfortable stroll.

The cotton drawstring bag that comes with the set can be used as a backpack for carrying toiletries to the beach or for just about anything, i.e. shopping and such.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

White loose beach cover up dress w pockets and bohemian anklet in cotton gym bag


This is a very cute set of bibs and drool cloths for the newborn baby. The colors are generic but I think they lean more to a boy than a girl. The bibs have an embroidered hatched chick on the front, hence their product name, Simply Hatched.

Bamboo is being used in all kinds of products and especially clothing.  It is antimicrobial and antibacterial. These are made from hypoallergenic bamboo and the texture is very soft even before washing. They retain their shape which is important for items that babies will use a lot and will be in the laundry many times. They are very absorbent and breathable so that baby is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

 There are three bibs and three burp or drool cloths with matching color sets.  The zippered case that they are packed in, will come in handy for storage for pacifiers, toys and other things mom needs.  
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


If you are active in any kind of sport and married, chances are you take off your wedding rings or any other ring that you like to wear.  These silicone rings are made to replace your good jewelry so that you don't get that 'naked' feeling. The rings are made to break if there is too much stress on them. I remember my dad going to the hospital at Thanksgiving time because he caught his wedding band while getting down from machinery and was hanging by his ring. He ended up with stitches and no more wedding band. This would have prevented his injury.

 I ordered size 5 and it was true sizing for my finger. There are four different colors and they look kind of trendy to just wear for fun. 
It came with two handy carabiner clips and a mesh storage bag that you can use to secure your bag to your belt loop or inside a gym bag.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


I have bottles and bottles of essential oils but they are stored in a cabinet. It's like looking through a maze to find the exact one that I need.

This is a very nice unfinished wooden storage box with a clear plastic insert in the lid. I can paint it or just add a wax finish to preserve the exterior and make it a decorative accent. There is a small latch on the front of the hinged lid.

I can't quite fill it with my bottle assortment because I have some that are too large to fit. The ideal bottle size is 15 ml or smaller. The inside bottom of the box is felt lined. The insert is adjustable, if needed.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


This is a metal mesh one-piece watch band for the 42mm Apple iWatch. It attaches to the iWatch as well as the original bands by sliding it into the ends of the watch. The silver band then is secure and adjusts to the size of your wrist by just looping it over and letting the magnet adhere to the band.
 I thought that the metal mesh would dig into the skin or even pinch me as the mesh might grab the hair on the forearm but that didn't happen. Another concern was that the metal may be sharp enough to cut my arm as I would be working but that hasn't occurred, either. It is super comfortable.

The wrist closure is stainless steel and may scratch with wear and tear, as do all watches and metals. The strong magnetic clasp ensures that the watch will stay on while playing sports or other physical activity.

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

 Apple Watch Band, Yearscase Milanese Fully Magnetic Closure Clasp Mesh Loop Stainless Steel iWatch Band Replacement Bracelet Strap for Apple Watch Spo

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I was surprised when I received these utensils. Not that they were green, because that's a favorite color of mine, but because of the size of the utensils. They are full sized. The bowls of the spoons will serve up an ample serving of food.

They are silicone on both ends of the stainless steel shafts. Due to the stainless, I was also surprised at the heft of the utensils. They will not break or bend without a struggle. The spoons can be hung up by the heart-shaped hole in the handles but because of my small open kitchen, it's handier to have them in the crock by my stove.

You would think that the silicone would burn or stick to a pan but they glide easily under the food in a frying pan and do not get hot from the heat of the stove. They don't melt or discolor, for the color is completely through the silicone.

These would make a great shower gift or just updating worn out and ugly utensils that you've had for years.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Kitchen Utensils Set By Kitchenbest - Made Of Stainless Steel & FDA Food Grade Silicone - BPA Free - Extremely Heat Resistant - Dishwasher Safe - Stylish Cooking Tools - Available In Different Colors by kitchenbest

#kitchenware  #discount

#Blogging Basics: Editing is Evil But Necessary in Blogging

Ever read a Facebook post and wonder if the writer ever finished school? Did you see a sign posted that had a great saying but when you read the words they used the wrong there, their or they're?

Those misspelled words turn me right off from the message the post was trying to get out. 

I start thinking that I would love to re-post the message but do I want to take the time and effort to revise the entire post?

Here's some tips that pertain, not only to blogging, but everything we write. 

It's good to sound and write intelligently so that people take you seriously. I think that today's schooling is sorely lacking in this area. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

AVTronics 4 in 1 Handheld Microphone System Band B

This unit is perfect for our three piece band. We had no problem hooking it into our existing sound system. The wireless mics enable us to have less cords running under our feet where we stand and we can even walk around out into the crowd.  The microphones did not distort or sound different than the Fender mics that came with our Fender amplifier. The unit and microphones are easy to store in our padded cases. The only thing we had to change are the clips on our mic booms because these mics have a thicker base and won't fit into a standard holder. We ordered short jumper cords to reduce the amount of congestion behind the unit. Time will tell but at our first gig we were very happy with the unit and the crowd was pleased with our performance.


Summer is here and so is the humidity. My hair is long, thick and not straight. I have a natural wave and when the humidity soars my hair is a halo of short ends sticking up from the roots. 

This product, called Aqua Hair Wax claims to help with the frizzies. It can be applied to damp or dry hair and then style as usual.  I used it on my damp hair and it helped with the frizzies. In fact, it keep it more smooth for several days.

It is water based so that it rinses off easily when you shampoo. The texture is a hard gel wax and doesn't leave your hair sticky or clumping. It has a very pleasant fruity scent.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

The Lady in Red!

I immediately liked this shirt when I saw the details in the design.  The sleeves button up to 3/4, the buttoned pleat at the waist in the back and the buttoned vee-neckline.  The fabric is a sheer chiffon with a privacy panel in the front. I would still wear a cami underneath because I don't like it to be that see-through.  It pressed very well after arriving in a package. I chose the dark red color but it shows lighter in two of the pictures. The chiffon fabric is delicate and should be hand-washed.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


My husband loves his k-cups, but only breakfast blend. I don't drink coffee but I like a cup of tea once in a while. I have been trying to pinch pennies, lately, and I think we're going to stop purchasing the pre-filled k-cups at the store. Every time I go it's another eight dollars per pack of 12. I can get a large container of coffer for the same price and it would last a lot longer than 12 servings.

The single-serve k-cup refillable filter is the answer. The purple one fits our machine and will be used with our own brand of coffee. It has stainless steel mesh screening and the rest is plastic for easy cleaning.
By using the refillable k-cup filter we will also have less detrimental affect on the environment with less waste of plastics.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.


These adorable booties are the perfect add on gift for a momma-to-be of a little girl. The set comes in six different colors to match any outfit.  The size is 8 to 36 months and they have just enough spandex in the 98% cotton to allow them to retain their shape. The extra elastic strap ensures security on their foot so that they don't get lost without some encouragement. They have a non-skid sole for those beginner walkers.  I like these slippers and they would make a great add on gift at a baby girl shower.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Healthy Bone Density

I broke my 4th toe recently and in the past I had to take supplements for osteoporosis. Thankfully, the prescription supplement improved my bone density enough that I don't have to take it any longer. I had also changed my diet to a totally plant-based regimen that doesn't deplete the calcium from my bones any longer.

Just to be on the safe side, I continue to take a calcium supplement. I decided to give Bod Smith's Liquid Calcium a try.  

Taking a liquid supplement is easier for me because I feel it gets into the blood stream faster. I don't have any side effects, no upset stomach, after consuming the liquid. The taste is pleasant orange vanilla with a slight aftertaste that goes away immediately.  

The supplement als has added vitamin D3, magnesium, manganese, boron and L-Lysine. The bottle is a full one quart or 946 ml, which will last a month at two tablespoons per serving, two times a day.
Calcium needs to be taken two times a day because our bodies don't store the mineral. It uses it up.
The break in my toe is starting to calcify and hopefully I will be out of the walking boot in another week and a half. This product is assisting the healing properties of my body.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lit Up Artistry!

My art studio is in the unfinished basement of our home.  My husband has electrical outlets all over the ceiling because we used to have our music studio in the same place and needed to plug in over our heads to cut down on the cords on the floor.
When I changed it into my studio, I needed lighting so my husband installed a flourescent light overhead but the lighting isn't true to colors and I needed an led to give me the proper hues and blends.
Then I got this free arm led pin up light. It clamps onto my easel and the gooseneck can be positioned wherever I want it. With the on/off switch on the head of the light it gives me easy access to adjust the brilliance or turn it off/on. The goose neck arm is long enough for me to aim in any direction that I need. The electrical outlet is right above my easel.
This is a great light and it's sure to get a lot of use in my windowless basement.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Keep It Hot!

I don't drink tea or coffee but I like to have hot water available so that I can drink it 'as is' or make a cup of cocoa. It's handy when the water is already hot and you don't have to wait for it to heat up. I use one of these at work.
The lid on this pot is a vacuum seal and screws off and on.  I like the lever action to let the water out. Most other units have a twist off cap that you just turn to get the water out. This one works better with an easy pour spount. The stainless steel base is double-walled and stain resistant. The design of the carafe is elegant with clean lines and would make a great addition to any party table.

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