Sunday, November 30, 2014

Take awesome selfies with the Monopod Selfie Stick!

Hi!

Wow, peeps sure do like takin' pictures of themselves, huh?  They are everywhere!  We are everywhere!

Getting that right angle or distance can be difficult if one has short arms!  But, not anymore, thanks to the Monopod Selfie Stick, one can just "selfie" away!


Haley





picture on Tomoson


The monopod stick folds up quite small and is perfect for a backpack or tote.  It also has a wrist strap for easy carrying.

Funny Story:  So, Haley and I get all ready to take our selfie, and then we are like "how do we reach the button"?  Blahaha!  Ya, gotta be smarter than your monopod!  One uses the timer on their phone!  If your phone doesn't have a timer, you can download a free app for it.

The monopod can be adjusted from 11" to 36" and the clamps are adjustable, so one can get different angles.  

I really enjoy using this, I think you will too!

Selfie Monopod may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Properly inflated tires is a MUST

Hola!

Owning a car is definitely a privilege to me.  It was never more evident than when I was in SA for a month and had to take a taxi or bus everywhere we went.  Oh, sure it was nice being dropped off and picked up at the door of the store, but it made it difficult if we wanted to go more than one place.  I no likey!  

The thing about having a car is it requires routine maintenance.  Making sure one has the proper air pressure in the tires is just one small responsibility of a car owner.  Usually, there is a little plate on the inside of the car door stating the recommended pressure.







The NorthONE tire gauge comes ready to use.  I like that.  I like a product that comes with batteries!

Proper tire inflation helps insure you are getting the most wear from your tires as possible.  It also is important for safety purposes.  

This device is very easy to use.  Just place it firmly over the tire air nozzle, and hold it until the number locks in place.  Should you hear air leaking, you need to re-position.  

This is so much easy for me to read than those sliding bar looking things.  Show me numbers!  LOL

This gauge measures in 4 ranges, PSI, Bar, kPa and kg/cm.

The light at the end makes it easy to see, and although I have never had to use mine at night, I think this is a big plus.

This would also make a great gift for a tween that you want to give some responsibility too, as they can easily check the tires of their bike.

This product has a 5 star review on Amazon.  It is so reasonably priced, one could scratch off several names from their Christmas list with this one product, as pretty much everyone would benefit from owning one.

NorthONE tire gauge may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Get your travel organized with Dot & Dot Medium Organizer Cubes!

Hi!

I hope today finds you well and happy.  Keep telling yourself; "I am healthy, wealthy and wise"!  :)

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be travelling.  Going somewhere always seems like a good idea to me, until I actually have to get dressed to go!  Ha!

Dot & Dot Organizer Cubes will make packing your suitcases a lot easier and more attractive.

Their medium sized cube is 13.5" x 9.75" x 3.  To show how much these will hold, I placed all the things I would need for hair care into the cube.  There is a hair dryer, curling iron, shampoo and conditioner and hairspray.  There is loads of room left for a comb and brush.




Because of the see through net, one will know which packing cube has what in it.  Dot & Dot sure did think of everything!

Even though I just haphazardly threw everything in there, the cube zipped easily with no tugging or strain on the zipper.

This is the color red, these come in a set of 1 or 4 and various colors.

Imagine the time one could save with each family member having their own color cube!  

I think these would be great if one had a child going to camp, as their daily clothes could be packed in the cubes.

I even use some of my cubes to organize things around the house, they are great for keeping craft projects together.

Dot & Dot has several different sizes and shapes of organizer cubes, I'm sure you can find the perfect size for your needs!

Dot & Dot organizer cubes may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bring back the art of shaving with this Pure Badger Shaving Brush!

Hola!!!!!

Well, here in the USA tomorrow many people will be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family.  Be sure and take a lot of pictures!  You will treasure them in the years to come.

The more I blog, the more I realize so much of what I like revolves around things I did with my Grandpa.  He was just the best.  Never too busy for his grandkids, and wherever he was; we were.

This is the reason I asked to review this Pure Badger Shaving Brush.  My Grandpa use to have a brush like this.  Oh, how I loved to watch him shave.  And, getting lathery kisses!  :)  





My brother in law has started using the "old fashioned" but oh so stylish shaving brush and shaving soap with a non disposable razor.  He says he doesn't remember ever getting a better shave.

This brush is 100% badger hair and comes with an ivory handle.  A shaving brush helps exfoliate the skin and makes for a better lather.

It is a very densely filled brush and feels comfortable to hold. 

Bring back a bit of the "good old days", purchase the Pure Badger Shaving Brush on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI





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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hate Lumpy Taters? Wanna Make your own Baby Food? Read On!!

Hola, Hola!

Well, here in the US we are gearing up for the holidays.  Thanksgiving is just a few days away.  And, then BAM!  It will be 2015 before we know it and I will be struggling to remember to write 2015 on checks and stuff!  I swear it takes me half the year to remember to change the date!  Ha!

Well, todays review has absolutely nothing to do with any of the aforementioned.  ;)  But, it has everything to do with making life a little less ... lumpy!  Bahaha!

I was first introduced to a potato ricer by my son-in-law.  He is a perfectionist and a great cook.  I thought he was going a little over board, with ricing the potatoes before he uses the mixer, but man he sure does make the best mashed taters ever.  I'm a believer.  Plus, I know it's weird, but I don't like to find an un-mashed potato in my mashed potatoes!


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This potato ricer can be used for potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, any soft cooked veggie, really.  It is easy to use, and easy clean up!

This is made of premium stainless steel, so it is dishwasher safe!  Yeahhh!!!

This has a 5 star rating on Amazon.  So it's not just me that thinks it is pretty dang awesome.  :)

Priority Chef Potato Ricer may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Awesome 11 Watt Bulb with standard base Great nightlight or mood lighting

Hi,hi!!

Wowza, as I write this it is raining really hard.  Like sheets of rain coming down.  The weather is cray-cray.  One week ago, we woke to 5 inches of snow, now today pouring rain.  I would much rather have rain than snow.  But, both make for hazardous road conditions and I'm hazardous enough on my own, thank you very much.  :)

Todays review is about light bulbs.  Not just any ole light bulb, but an 11 watt bulb that fits into a standard bulb receptacle.  



11 Watt Bulb

I do not like to have a dark house.  In the past, I have left a 75 watt lamp on all night.  This provided too much light, but those tiny little socket night lights didn't give off light to a big enough area.  These 11 watt bulbs are just great.  I can easily see where I am going, plus I know I am saving on my electric bill.

This would be great for anyone that needs a little comfort in the dark.  Also, these would be great for mood lighting or those times when one is watching movies and want just a little light, but find that most bulbs are too bright.  These are just perfect!

11 Watt Bulbs by brillante may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Manual Citrus Squeezer and Juicer Review

Hi,Hi!!

Whew, we had our Thanksgiving meal today, and I am beyond stuffed!  My son-in-law is an awesome cook/baker, he fixes the entire meal himself, yep he's a keeper!

Todays product is a definite keeper.  Not only will one find many uses for it, but due to being made of unbreakable stainless steel it will last a lifetime.



Isn't this awesome!  Lots of juice and no having to separate the seeds.

This would be great for lemons, limes or small oranges.  

This is really attractive enough that if one has a family member that likes extra lemon at meal time, it could be placed on the table.

Priority Chef Citrus Juicer may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Professional Jumbo Lemon Squeezer Review

Hi,Hi!

Well, I told ya earlier that I had a great time in West Virginia, what I didn't tell ya is that I had a great .. fall.  Yep, busted myself up right good.  I sent my sister a picture of ..one of my bruises... and she sent me a text back.. "oh crap, I hope nothing's broked".  ha!  So today my wish for you is that nothing in your life is broked!




Todays review is one handy dandy kitchen gadget!  







This juicer required little to no effort, I got out a lot more juice than one does using those cone shaped thingys.  

This squeezer is premium stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.  whewhooo!  This will not rust.

I used a very large lemon, and it fit perfectly.  This would be ideal for fresh squeezed orange juice!  Also, great for smoothies that call for citrus juice.

This would make a great... you guessed it.... stocking stuffer!



Btipsy Pro Jumbo Lemon Squeezer may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Knife Sharpener Review

Hola, Hola!!

Today's review is one that pretty much everyone can use.  It would make a great gift for any cook!  Everyone knows a dull knife is a real pain!  It increases the work load in the kitchen.


I think this sharpener is very attractive.  It is easy to hold and the rubber base makes it slip proof.  It has a two system sharpening set up.  Run it through the first stage 2-3 times, then the 2nd stage to smooth out the edge.  

This is for straight edge blades only.  It is not recommended for ceramic or serrated edged blades.

I really like it, and find it quite easy to use.

Priority Chef Knife Sharpener may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Multi Purpose Bags by Dot & Dot LOVE!!

Hi, Hi!!

I hope today finds you well.  I just got back from visiting my family in West Virginia.  It was good to be home!  I was able to spend time with my precious grandson Trevor.  Love that little boy to pieces!  We had a baby shower for his little sister, due in January.  He said "she don't need a party".  Ha!!

Going on a little trip gave me a good opportunity to use my Dot & Dot organizer bags.  The Multi Purpose Bag is one that I use in my purse on a day to day bases, though.  But they have several others that I used to organized my other stuff.


This bag is waterproof mesh.  It has a heavy duty zipper and one can see from the picture a nice security clip.  Although I carry mine in my purse, it would clip nicely to ones backpack.  

I love the dot & dot logo.  I think all their bags are stylish and well made.  Be sure and check them all out on Amazon.

Dot & Dot Multi Purpose Bags may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stretch Mark & Scar Cream [For Prevention & Reduction] Review

Hi, Hi!!

Happy Birthday to my Son!!!  Momma loves you!!  p.s. tell everyone you are only 18, or don't call me Mom when we are out in public.  Blahaha!!!

Whew, it gets harder and harder to be 39!  Thanks to great products like InstaNatural, I get a little help.  Okay, not that many years help, but some help!

Most people have stretch marks or scars of some sort.  This product would be good to use during pregnancy to help prevent the formation of stretch marks.



This cream comes in a pump dispenser, it smells great!  It has many vitamins in it including Vitamin C, which helps with collagen formation.

It absorbs quickly and is non greasy.  It has made my skin very soft and I have had some fading of scar coloration.

This has a 5 star review on Amazon, that is saying a lot!

Stretch Mark & Scar Cream may be purchased on Amazon.

See more InstaNatural products on their WEBSITE

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Organize your luggage and your "stuff" with these gorgeous travel cubes!

Hola, Hola!

Don't ya just love it when you find a new favorite thing?  I just cannot get enough of these Dot & Dot travel cubes!  I see so many uses for them!  What can you see yourself using them for?  Inquiring minds want to know!



This is the small size travel cube, they come in a set of four.  They have a see through mesh.  This is the color red, to me it is more of a deep jewel toned pink!  GORGEOUS!!!!

These are great for cosmetics, toiletries or undergarments.  These would also be ideal for putting toys and games in for car trips.  Each child could have their own bag.

Giving someone a book?  Why not wrap it in one of these, the price of a gift bag that one just throws away vs. the price of one of these is not that much different.  And they would have something to use for years to come.

The packaging of these is even useful, as it is a zippered clear heavy duty bag.

I feel these are very well made.  They have a heavy duty zipper, and I adore the logo!  Presentation is very important to me and these packing cubes fill the bill!

These would make a great gift for travelers.  Also, I use them to organize personal items in my home.  They are great for keeping craft projects together.

These come in many colors and sizes and styles.  I will be reviewing more of these at a later date. :)

Dot & Dot Small Packing Cubes may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

AWESOME Sports Armband for runners, walkers, or stay at homers!

Hi, Hi!!

Brrrr... I am cccooolllddddd!  I know some of you probably have snow right now, and feel no pity for me, but cold is cold!  ha!

It use to be if one didn't answer their telephone, it meant they weren't home.  Now that most people have cell phones, if one doesn't answer their phones, well... something must be wrong!  Once I went off for the day and forgot my cell, when I called my mom to let her know I didn't have my cell with me, her and my dad were already on their way to my house to check on me!  They imagined all sorts of things had befallen me, all because I didn't answer my phone.  I was like... this has gotten way out of hand!  I told everyone that I wasn't going to have my cell with me every time I stuck my nose out the door.  Forward a few years later... I was outside, it was dark, I fell, broke my leg, had to crawl, hop, skip back to my house on my broken leg... because.... I didn't have my cell  :(  The cell phone rebel in me died that day!

Today's product is great for runners, walkers or just wearing in the house, while going about your day.


My granddaughter has very slim arms and this band fits her very well, I have umm,,, not very slim arms... and it fits me too!  It fits guys too!



One has access to all phone buttons, it has a protective cover, it is the most well made sports arm band I have had.  I received one for review and I bought one.

iArrow is so sure of their product they offer a 200% guarantee!  If you are not satisfied, they will refund your money and give you a replacement armband.  Wow!

iArrow Sports Armband may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 10, 2014

24" Stainless Steel Height/Angle Adjustable Shower Slide Bar Review

Hi,hi!!

I hope today finds you well!  I am doing great!

Today's review is for those of us that love taking showers.  
It is an adjustable shower slide bar, that is great for those under 5 foot or over 6 foot!  How convenient is that?  Just push a button and slide the shower head to the most convenient height for you!



No drilling required.  This shower bar is held in place with suction cups.  I have had some issues with the suction cups releasing. I suggest cleaning the area with alcohol before applying the suction cups for a better hold.

This product is great for those that need a bench seat in the shower, as one can lower the shower head and no longer have to hand hold it.  I really like this product, and can see it benefiting me for years to come!

Also, from the pictures one can see the shower head can be placed on the right or left of the bar, or even on the side of the shower wall if one prefers.

This is a great investment for a family with multiple height people!

InstaMount Adjustable Shower Bar may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI




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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hyaluronic Acid Serum + 2.5% Retinol Serum Review

Ciao, Ciao!!

Whew, it seems the older I get, the behinder I get!  I know what it feels like to always be playing "catch up".  Playing "catch up" with skin care is a little difficult, but with products like Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Retinol Serum it can be done.



It is NEVER too early to start proper skin care.  

Serums are very different than moisturizers, serums actually repair the skin over time.  They should be used consistently morning and evening.

Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid contains Vitamin C, their Retinol Serum contains Vitamin A.  Both work to bring radiance back to ones skin and they actually do provide skin repair.  After seeing the results I have obtained, my sister and granddaughter have began using Hyaluronic Acid.  

These products are made in the USA and are cruelty free.  

Never buy any serum that is in a clear bottle, as light damages the serum.

Body Merry also has a lovely EYE CREAM.  It helps to reduce darkness and puffiness.  I think it feels great and has a very pleasant smell.  

Body Merry offers a 90 day money back guarantee, their products are very reasonably priced.  One would definitely know before the 90 days were up, if this product was right for them, as results are seen fairly quickly.

Retinol Serum and Hyaluronic Acid Serum may be purchased at Amazon.  Also, see more at Body Merry Website

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nancy Drew PC Game Giveaway!












Kiva Organic Stevia Review and GIVEAWAY!

Hi, Hi!

I hope today finds you well and happy!  Today's review might make ya a little sweeter!  :)  


Kiva Organic Stevia is a great alternative to sugar.  It has no bitter after taste.  I love using it on my cereal.  And a little of this goes a long way.  One does not need nearly as much organic stevia as they do sugar.  The company states one can use 2 Tbsp of Kiva Stevia, in place of 1 cup of sugar.  With all the holiday baking coming up, now would be a great time to give this a try.

It is made from Non-GMO stevia plants grown in the USA.  It has zero calories, and is great for those watching their blood sugar levels.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below with your e-mail address, for additional entries, follow Dragonfly Tales any way you want and leave a separate comment for each follow!  Easy!  Open to US and Canada.  Dragonfly Tales is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Ends 11/9

Kiva Organic Stevia may be purchased at Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies Review + Giveaway

Hi,Hi!

We have a giveaway!  Yeah!!  

I love Nancy Drew PC games.  I have played them for several years.  Not only are they fun, they are quite informative.   One learns actual facts about the places Nancy is investigating.

Labyrinth of Lies takes place in a museum in Ancient Greece.  There are many puzzles to figure out.  Some of which are quite challenging!  I'll admit, there was one I just couldn't grasp, I had to use the hint button to figure it out.  If you want to have periods of insanity and have fun doing it, then this game is for you!  Ha!

I don't want to give too much away, but here are two of the characters.  Below is two of the puzzles.

Please understand that I was taking pictures of the computer screen as I played, thus the kind of fuzzy look to the photos.

This game can be played in two levels, Amateur or Master Sleuth.
On Amateur one gets more hints.  

Nancy Drew games are recommended for ages 10 and up.  This would make a great gift for a PC gamer.  Even better if you WIN it!

There are 31 Nancy Drew games available.  They may be purchased at herinteractive.  

Enter the giveaway below!

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI


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Car Sunshade Jumbo - No more HOT steering wheel!

Hello, Hello!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel happppyyy todayyyy!  :)  No special reason, other than I woke up!  Ha!  Oh, and I get to go to West Virginia to see my family in a few days!  I can hardly wait to get my hands on my grandson, Trevor.  Such a sweetie!

Well, let's get down to the reason you are here.  I reviewed an awesome product that not only will be beneficial to you, but also to you car.

The Jumbo Car Sunshade is so unlike those flimsy foil things one buys at a chain store.  Those do nothing to keep the heat out of one's car.  Jumbo Carshades main purpose is keeping your car cooler.  Don't ya just hate it when you can barely touch the steering wheel, after your car has been sitting in the hot sun all day?  Or how about trying to fasten your seatbelt without touching the hot metal!  LOL

This Sunshade is convenient, as it folds back down to a small size and can be placed back in it's pouch for easy storage.  





Not only is this great for keeping ones car cooler, but it also protects the dash from sun damage, which can result in the dash cracking.

There is a measuring guide on Amazon to help you decide which size to get.

This has great reviews on Amazon and offers a 1 year money back guarantee.  

This would make a great Christmas gift!  

Jumbo Car Sunshade may be purchased on Amazon.

WISHING MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!!

VICKI



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.