Tuesday, September 27, 2016


It's rare that you find a flashlight that is the right size, does what the ad says it does and more. This aluminum flashlight has no plastic parts that will wear out, crack or break. It is the perfect size to fit in your hand or purse or bag.  The bright light is something that you don't want to look into so it can be used to distract a threat by animal or man.  The powerful beam adjusts by the pull of the focus ring near the lighted end. By pulling back on the rest of the light, you expose the flashing LED section and you can change it to a white or red light emission. The bottom end is magnetized to attach to an area that you need hands-free lighting. It would be perfect for when you might have a car breakdown and you can place the magnetized end on your vehicle so that you can change a tire or look under the hood. It takes four AAA batteries that aren't included. Because of the heft of the flashlight, it can also be a defensive weapon if you needed one. Great gift for Christmas and economical, too.

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


Monday, September 26, 2016


I couldn't imagine anyone making a 30 oz. tumbler without a handle. But, they do because I have one. My hands aren't big enough to maintain a secure grip on the part of the tumbler that is wide and the narrow part is too low making it top heavy.  So, I received one of these and was just hoping it would fit my generic travel mug. It does. In fact, it is very secure. It doesn't twist around the stainless steel cup at all, just stays in place. It comes off with little effort so that you can clean the pieces separately and the handle is dishwasher safe.  The other color choices are a nice option. The handle is easy to hold and drink from my cup without any stress on my hand or wrist. The lower loop has a silicone type inside to keep the handle from slipping back down after you have put it on the cup. The design is good and works very well.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Superior Grip Tumbler Handle for 30 oz. Yeti,... BevWorx


Wednesday, September 21, 2016


There are times when I get so bored with eating. It doesn't matter what diet plan that I'm on, it just gets boring, especially when I have to think what to eat on my own. When I go to a restaurant at least I'm presented with a menu. 

Here's a way for me to get inspired enough to try something different even though I'm still eating vegan or plant-based. Sometimes it's just a matter of changing up the seasonings or adding a little extra ingredient that makes all the difference.

If you'd like to try some Mexican dishes but are afraid to do something complicated, then this ebook is the perfect solution.  The recipes are easy and, if you are already vegan, you have most of the ingredients in your cupboard or fridge.

I made the Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe and I had everything I needed.  It was easy to put together, refrigerate overnight and it was ready in the morning. Some of the recipes call for other ingredients that I wouldn't have on hand, like tortillas but they are readily available at the grocery store.

Take a chance and check the recipes out. You may be surprised when your palate says, "MMMMmm, good!"

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


Monday, September 19, 2016


Do you eat healthy, get plenty of rest and still have tired looking eyes? Well, some of this is just because we age and our bodies lose some of the nutrients that give us the appearance of looking young. So, we need help.

Here is a product that is called Super Peptide. It is an eye brightening clear, gel serum that you apply to the areas around your eye morning and night. It dries clear so that you can still apply your makeup over it during the day or a moisturizer at night.

I haven't noticed an irritation from the product but I have seen an improvement in the healthiness of my eyes. It works especially well reducing the bags under my eyes and brightening the dark circles.

I believe that after several weeks of using this product my eyes will appear younger looking and healthier. Once we get into our middle years it's harder to maintain that look but with products like this available, it can certainly be helpful.

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


The BEST Eye Serum For Dark Circles & Puffiness - Reduces Wrinkles

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I have finally come into the 21st Century as far as kitchen knives go. My dull old steel knives have been replaced by the newest on the market...ceramic knives. Now, I still have to keep my steel carving knives because ceramic isn't made for deboning or chopping into frozen foods.

This ceramic knife by Suzaru is fine, it really is. The cutting edge of the knife slices quickly into my fresh tomato and green peppers. It's made for slicing and dicing your food so that you can quickly prepare meals. 

It is hand wash or if you do put it in your dishwasher be sure to keep it separated and secure so that other utensils or dishware don't bounce against it causing breakage or chipping of the blade. It fits well in your hand and comfortable to use. 

The blade is black ceramic and adds a professional look to your culinary skills. A protective sheath for storage is included along with a polishing cloth to remove water spots. It's a perfect addition to my kitchen utensils. 

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


Monday, September 12, 2016


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When is having a baby like tactical ops training? When the baby comes! That's when you are cast into reality and need to learn how to multi-task as soon as possible. Along with that are all of the accouterments that a baby requires. Bottles, bibs, pacifiers, wipes, diapers, lotions, are but a few of the things that are necessary to keep with you all of the time.

This company has designed a diaper bag that any man would want to carry but even some moms would like the messenger bag style. And it is styled for Parenthood Survival. Survivalist is certainly a name for parenthood that I never thought of but you do eventually survive.

This bag has a low-slung look to it that make it trendy as well as useful.  There are plenty of pockets for all of a baby's needs when you are shopping or visiting for a few hours.  It's perfect for a trek or walk in the park.  The wide strap gives comfort as well as security. The nylon zippers are constructed well. There is a waterproof pouch for any wet clothing or temporary storage of a messy diaper.

It's a great design and well-constructed diaper bag for the low-profile mom or dad.

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


EDC Diaper Bag - Multifunctional Tactical Diaper Bag - Great for Tac Dads and Tac Moms - Carry Your Diaper Bag with Confidence from PARENTHOOD OPS

Thursday, September 08, 2016


Have you ever been somewhere and unpleasant odors assailed your space? Oh, yes, I have. In fact, a friend of mine delivered to me some clothes for a clothing and household items giveaway this week. She had told me that she loaded the boxes with dryer sheets because her dogs had gotten sprayed by a skunk! So I thought that must have taken care of any unpleasantness, but I was wrong.

 As soon as I opened the boxes, out came this stench...skunk and dryer sheets! It didn't mix well. In order to clear the air, literally, I resumed wearing my essential oils jewelry. Adding my favorite scent to neutralize the skankiness helped me to enjoy my space again. 

This elegant teardrop necklace has to be my favorite piece of jewelry. Not only is the shape different than my other ones, the drop is bordered in crystal gems. The chain is very strong and finely designed. A set of five different colored felt inserts let me coordinate my attire. There is a small bottle of relaxation essential oil to apply to the felt unless you have something else that you use to scent your air.

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

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


One of my favorite scents is peppermint. I love peppermint breath mints, peppermint patties added to brownie mixes, peppermint candy canes, and peppermint candles.  Now, I can have the scent of peppermint year round because it is an essential oil. It can be used in humidifier diffusers, necklace or bracelet diffusers. Peppermint oil is great for people suffering from sinusitis, allergies, headaches, indigestion, or nausea. It helps to keep you alert so you don't want it in a humidifier for sleeping but would be ideal in an office setting. Peppermint is also cooling on your tongue and nasal passages. If you have a cold, it can help to soothe your nose.

As with all essential oils, they need to be diluted with a carrier oil like almond or coconut, if you put them on your skin. They are very strong and can cause adverse reactions on your skin.  That's why I like the necklaces for the fragrance of peppermint. This company supplies an eyedropper for easy application of the oil.

It is 100% pure and natural.

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


Most of my friends and family know that I don't eat meat anymore. It's been, like, four years. You would think they would understand that I will still live if I don't have meat at a picnic! They always want to see if I eat anything that would be 'normal' instead of things they have never heard of.  Here is an ebook that gives me an assortment of meals from the Mediterranean. Of course, I chose the hummus recipe to try first. It was very easy to make and the directions were perfect. If I'm out of an item that they suggest, I just switch it with what I have on hand. You can make great meals without complicated gourmet ingredients and this book gives you that opportunity to impress people with good healthy foods.

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


Tuesday, September 06, 2016


My gosh! I never thought it would feel like this. The day after finishing the five seasons of Breaking Bad, I am in withdrawal.

I keep mulling over in my mind the scenarios, the innuendos, the subtleties, the storyline. Real life is mundane and normal, going through the motions until I can find another series to lose my reality.

What's next? What could be as soul-searching, so intriguing to my psyche?

I have no other choice than to sit with my controller and scroll, scroll, scroll through the myriad of lists of movie titles, made for tv, and reviews of the 100's of possibilities.

There, that's it! There are other possibilities! Ok, I'm feeling better. I see a light at the end of the tunnel vision of missing Walt, Jesse, Hank, and Mike.

Adios, Amigos! I will return to the present day and persevere.

I'd better call Saul!

Monday, September 05, 2016


Yes, I'm talking about the tv series. On a recommendation from a friend, he said that we had to watch this series. Thankfully, it's available in its entirety on Netflix, without commercials, all five seasons. So, you know what that meant. We would binge on Breaking Bad.

We started out just watching two or three episodes every night. That grew to three or four a night. It's taken us two weeks to get to season five and watch the thrilling conclusion that took a lot of my evening hours being a couch potato. Yes, Labor Day weekend consisted of four episodes Saturday night, six episodes Sunday night, and the concluding six on Labor Day. It was almost exhausting if it wasn't for the thrilling edge-of-the-seat action that we expected for the ending.

We were not disappointed. Relieved, but not disappointed. I will not be a spoiler here but it's well worth watching. Another friend of mine watched the first episode, read the highlights of all of the other episodes, then he watched the last one. He missed so much!

The acting was tremendous and very believable. It's a series that I won't soon forget and I've learned a lot about the drug trade that I would never have known otherwise.

It's not only an education, it's an experience.


I love rain barrels, downspouts, and unique garden accents. It must be that they take me back to a time that seemed simpler and left us wondering. This unique rain chain brings those memories to life for me. This copper rain chain that looks like tea cups, it so beautiful.  I love copper, especially when it gets an aged patina. It's very easy to install by removing your downspout and inserting the 'Y" shaped bracket into the hole of the gutter. We have been classified as being in a drought season, so we had to improvise by spraying water on the roof to come down to the gutter and then onto the rain chain. It's so pretty seeing the water spill off the cups and then run down the chain. The rain creates its own melody as it runs down to the bottom.  This is a great time to install one to collect the rain water and nourish my flowers. There is a complimentary pdf file to download with information how to clean and preserve the copper. It's beautiful!

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



Looking for a quality replacement top for your Hydro Flask Travel Bottle? Then look no further for this is a nice one. The silicone coated top is perfect to maintain a grip while tightening or loosening the cap.  The flip up sipper is silicone coated so that there aren't any teeth marks left on it. There is a great loop to attach to a carabiner or just to slip your finger in so that you can carry it back and forth to your car.  It comes with two straws that can be cut to fit the length of your bottle. The threads are made for the Hydro Flask and may or may not fit a different manufacturer's design. It's easy to clean and should wear well with daily use.

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