Friday, April 29, 2016

LICENSED TO DRIVE!

It's not that I want people to think that I drive new cars all the time, but I don't really want to advertise for years that I bought it at a used car lot.  The is license plate frame accents the black on my bumper better than the plastic one that came from the dealer.  It is metal but with a nice powder black finish.  All of the washers, screws, spacers and a Phillips head tool come with the 2 holders. Easy to follow picture directions show the use for each part.  They are so nice that they are staying on my car!

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



ARE YOU KNEE-DY?

A long, long, time ago, I can still remember...well, that's a song but I remember the day my husband fell from a ladder and his knee landed on a tree stump.  Not a good day!  It is decades later and he has a hard time walking for a distance without the knee throbbing and feeling weak.  When I received these knee sleeves, I knew he had to give them a try.  Mind you, he only needs the one, but they are able to fit either leg so he can wear one out and then use the other one.  They are quality made and detailed.  The compression fit lends a lot of support to the joint and are comfortable enough to wear under his jeans or slacks.  A great product for runners, too.

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HOME SWEET HOME!

This is a stunning accent to any home for looks and for humidifying the air.  I love that the top is made out of a gorgeous shade of blue.  If you don't want the blue, it has multiple colors that you can change to while it is diffusing the essential oil.  It operates quietly.  The directions are easy to follow. The bottom part and reservoir are made of plastic and easily cleaned after use. If you don't want the light on, that is an option, too. One thing that impressed me is that it starts immediately upon pressing the on button.  My house smells so nice.

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





A PLEASANT DRIVE!

 Tired of the closed up winter drives to and from work? Me, too. My car smells fresh after I just clean it but the odor becomes stale and the air can be just 'car' smell.  I got this lovely little car diffuser for essential oils.  It just plugs into the cigarette lighter with a USB adapter or if you already have a permanent USB plug, then you're all set.  The unit uses a small amount of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavendar).  I just plugged it in and immediately I had the wonderful fresh smelling vapor rolling through my car.  I love the colored light feature, too.  Very easy to clean and the instructions are very self-explanatory.  

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A CELL TO GO!

This is a very elegant magnetic cell phone holder for my car.  I have a BMW and the only holders that I could get locally were made of black plastic and rubber.  This one is a gold tone metal and is very heavy duty.  There are adhesive strips to attach the base to the dash or whatever area you want to position the phone. A metal plate goes on your phone. I put mine behind the protective cover for my phone. Just insert the swivel into the base and place your phone on top and the magnet inside the swivel will keep your phone in place while you drive.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

HAVE UMBRELLA, WILL TRAVEL!

This has got to be one of the coolest umbrellas that I've seen in a while.  It has ample space and of course, I like the black color.  It's so basic.  Once you unstrap the part that protects you from the rain and press the button on the handle to open the top, it's there. The umbrella pops right open.  Press the button again and the umbrella will fold back in again and then you pull it back into the handle to collapse the umbrella for storage.  Comes with a nice zippered storage bag, too, that makes it easy to stash in your car pocket or travel bag.  

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IN THE PINK, BRACE, THAT IS!

My morning workout includes the 'dreadmill', I mean treadmill.  I like to do interval running/walking for around 10 minutes each morning.  At night, I try to walk for 30 minutes.  My treadmill is an older one with little spring on the belt, causing my knees to feel a bit uncomfortable. These knee supports are a perfect solution to support my joints.  They are thickly padded on the front and the whole strap is covered in a velcro type loop so the straps can adjust to the circumference of the area below the knee. I had to overlap the straps and they held securely.  These will make a difference for me when I run or walk. Joint injury is not something I want to deal with.  The package says to hand wash and air dry.  They appear to be of a fabric that dries quickly.

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NO BARK A LOT!

Now, I have two dogs, one white and one black.  They both bark...a lot.  In order to try this product, I am using my white dog so that you can see the collar. I've heard the story that you can't teach a old dog new tricks but I tried anyway.  He's 17 years old and I inherited him from my mom a year ago. I got him crate trained and his temperament has improved greatly...except for the barking. The collar is easy to attach and I had plenty of strapping to adjust the size down. Since he is a small/medium size, there was excess. The directions were clear for inserting the probes and the battery fits in the compartment. There are two lengths of probes.  My dog's hair is thick so I will have to shave some of it away for the probes to remain in contact with the skin. It's a little disconcerting for the dog but worth it to control barking.

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



LET'S SKIRT THE ISSUE!

The skirt that I ordered was the flower print skirt.  Box pleats are in style again and the fabric of this skirt works to make the pleats stand out.  The skirt is well made and designed to fit.  My daughter odeled the skirt for me and she usually wears a size 4. I received a medium.  The fabric is stiffer than I expected but it looks nice on her.  The length was perfect for her 5'3" height. She's a teach and thinks it will be a fun skirt to wear for school.  

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SPORTS SUPPORT!

 At my age, I can't wear these sports bras.  Well, I could, but it wouldn't be as attractive as my daughter looks.  She's a runner and works out a lot. This is a size small and she usually wears a size 2 or 4 in regular clothes. It fit snugly and securely.  She like the design and the color combination, too. The top gave her freedom of movement and stayed where she wanted it to be on her body. The material was breathable and the top was well constructed. The product met our expectations.

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




LITTER-ALY!

I just love this litter mat. It is a larger size than I expected and than I have been able to find locally.  I know, it's odd to see a litter box in the bathtub, but we have a very small house and an extra bathroom where my washer and dryer are located.  My two cats share one box but by jumping over the side of the tub, litter is spread everywhere.  Since I started using the litter catcher mat, the dusty debris is left on the mat.  It makes my clean up easier and less tracking in that bathroom. The cats don't seem to mind it either. It is made of a soft strong plastic and should last a long time.

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




NATURALLY HAPPY!

I am so glad that there is all of this 'new' discovery of ancient ways to heal and comfort our bodies. I had never heard of Teething Necklaces until this year. From what I've been told and seen, the amber beads give off a soothing mineral onto the skin as the beads are warmed by body heat. This seems to soothe a teething baby crying from the pain in the gums. One mom even told me that it helped with her baby's drooling.  This necklace is made of 100% Baltic Amber. I love the deep rusty color of the stones.  The stones are strung on a cotton type string and each stone is knotted so that the string will not fall apart or come unstrung.  The beads are tightly strung so that they will not work themselves loose and endanger the baby. 


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GET BASTED!

One of the newest inventions in kitchen gadgetry is silicone.  These basters come in a set of 4.  The brush tip is silicone and the handles are a opaque plastic material.  I used my green one on a roast that I had put in the crockpot. To season the roast, I use a paste bouillon. The bouillon needed to be spread over the roast, so the silicone baster worked very well.  It was easy to clean afterwards.  I like the silicone because of the pliability of the brush 'hairs' to get an evenness of pastes and other spreadables onto the food.  This is a nice set and one that I will use frequently.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GOODBYE FRIZZ!

My thick hair has a tendency to get very frizzy, especially when it is humid out. With the warmer months looming ahead, I was thinking that my mid-back length hair would be in a bun all summer.  Then, I received this product called Argan Conditioner. I just love the scent and the creme. I apply it to my dry hair daily. No frizz. No oily look. Just nice conditioned soft hair. I have tried a lot of no-frizz products but I like this one the most. The jar size is ample to last a long time. And did I mention the fragrance? Yes, it is lovely.

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

NOT JUST FOR KIDS!

I love to paint and when I was a child, coloring was one of my favorite pastimes. Now, that they have marketed adult coloring books, crayons just don't work well.  Crafts For All has come out with sketch markers in 12 colors to use on blank paper for your own designs and art work or for these coloring books.  I picked one up just to try out the markers and I was impressed with the flow of the marker.  They aren't like regular markers.  The marker is more like a paintbrush with wide and fine lines available.  The wider end flows just like a brush of paint that isn't interrupted by running out of paint.  It just keeps going where you need it. The color is always the same so I didn't need to worry about mixing unless I wanted to have a blend.  The fine tip worked well in tiny areas.

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



GET A GRIP!

This neat hand exerciser is great for any size hand.  I tried it out and thought I was doing well until my husband changed the tension with the red knob on the front. He tightened it up so that I could barely move the lever.  I would think you would want to start slowly in repetitions and work up to a harder pull to gradually strengthen your hand.  I've a long way to go and this will help me with my joints and grip. As I age, my grip tends to get weaker and I'm more susceptible to things slipping out of my hand AND those prescription med bottle caps are harder to unscrew.  

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



Monday, April 25, 2016

I'M BRUSHIN' UP!

Did you ever try cleaning something that has a small orifice? I got these to help be clean things like my refrigerator water dispenser tube. I have several hummingbird feeders that have teeny tiny holes to clean so that I can get rid of the black moldy gunk. Hummers won't feed if the feeders are dirty. This set of twelve brushes will work for me for just about anything. They are soft so that they won't scratch any delicate surfaces that you might need to clean. They even brush away lint from between my keyboard keys. My bass guitar is always dusty under the strings and it's difficult to get a cloth underneath, so I will use the brushes to clean away.

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

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