Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Man, I'm SoCoo!

Water and I are enemies. It's something I need, but I simply hate it. Between having no taste and the bloating, I am not a fan. To lose the weight though, it is something I must do.

I have tried many different ways to get all my water in. I started out, putting it in small bottles in the fridge. Then I moved to A few big bottles. Anything to remind me how much I had left. One bottle, definitely works the best for me.

This huge bottle, is just what I was looking for. As you can see, it is bigger than my head and pretty awesome!


I got the green, but they have so many color options to choose from. Sometimes lighting and flash can change the tint of colors, but this one was pretty dead on to the stock photos.


As far as make goes, I can go either way. If you take care of it, this bottle should last for quite awhile. If you abuse it though, it could crack if dropped. Sometimes, we don't intend to drop stuff, it just happens, and it happens to me A LOT!


If you have seen the huge replaceable water jugs from Culligan or Walmart, you know the type of water jug this is. Luckily this one isn't nearly as big, and it has a nifty handle so you can carry it anywhere.


So far, I am quite pleased with this jug. I'm drinking my water and keeping track as I go without dirtying a bunch of different bottles every single day. make sure you go to amazon at the link below and check this company out. You need one of these, in the color of your choice of course!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BXKM8M5

I need motivation to drink my water every day. What do you do to make yourself drink it? I was doing food rewards, but that doesn't work out well when you are trying to lose weight. HAHA Please leave me your comments below.

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

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

I'm carrying my Jane with me.

Back in the day, taking pets anywhere was unheard of. We had them at home, we walked them on leashes and when we left, they stayed at home.

In this day and time, people like Paris Hilton, made it cool to carry your little pets with you like accessories. Of course the service pet thing blew up, with people who actually need them and those who just want a dog and only service pets are allowed.

I can tell you one thing, this is the first front facing pet carrier back pack I have ever seen. It fascinates me, it's unique and It's pretty cool.


It has so many different features. There is a main zipper that unzips the whole top and a smaller zipper underneath a flap, where they can pop their head out. On the front you find another zipper that they can come in and out of as well.


The sides of the bag have mesh and pockets. A zipped pocket for headphones, deep pocket for a drink, and a smaller pocket for treats or other items. The bottom has a small cushioned pad and it also zips open.


One of my favorite features, is on the inside. It has a hook, so you can connect it to their leash. That way, if you leave it open for them to pop their head out, they can't actually get out. safety is key.


As far as the idea and the look goes, this carrier is perfect. It's very unique and my cat actually likes it. Jane never likes carriers.


My one issue or complaint, is the fact that it is pretty awkward to wear. It has no give and you really have to get use to it. If I do, Jane and I are going on some long walks together! Make sure you go over and check this out at amazon, at the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA2HFIP89K1Q0ZY&field-keywords=dog+carrier+backpack

What good back in the day stories do you have? I was a teenager when the internet was invented. I remember playing Oregon trail and the library. What about you?

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. Regardless of price, all opinions are 100% my own and honest.

Germ Free, Baby and Me.

Shopping can be enjoyable. It's ok from time to time when my Fibro isn't acting up. It's really bad when you have kids and they need to ride in the cart.

You really have no idea where the carts have been or the who or what has touched it and left their germs everywhere. This isn't something I thought about until I had kids.


Years ago, you couldn't find anything like this. Basically, it covers the whole cart, except the legs which are exposed.


It comes in a bag, and you quickly find out, that it is the bag. All you do, is unvelcro it and then reach in and pull it out. It seems huge, but perfect for a shopping cart or high chair.


I think this is a great way, to keep your child war, comforted, and almost free from the germs of the cart. The safety belt holds them safely inside the seat.


My cousin in law is preggers right now and she is flipping for this thing. she will not be surprised to open it at her baby shower. Happy, but not surprised.


I really like that the color scheme is universal and you can use it for a girl or boy. This will make the perfect Christmas or baby shower gift for the mom to be! Make sure you find out more about it on Amazon by clicking on the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FVTH8J4

Baby things have changed so much since I had my kids. I'm really having fun testing and collecting items for my new baby cousin in law. Any expecting mommy's or daddy's in here? Leave a comment below and I might send you a special gift.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. Regardless of price, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Let's keep some more snow off.

We lost out on fall here in Indiana. One day it was in the 80's and the next it's 50's and below. We switched over night and never went back. We have already have the first frost and saw snow last week.


Winter is definitely coming and it's coming with a fury. I think it will be bitterly cold this year and this girl does not want to stand in it to scrap windows and remote starters cost too much.

That's why I love Big Ant products. They are a good affordable solution to the problem. Yes you still have to stand outside to put them on, but they will save you time in the long run.


These covers come folded up in the same bag. They seem HUGE when you aren't around a car window, but perfect when you get them on. When it comes to putting them on though, they are a bit more difficult than the last product I reviewed from Big Ant.

I had a few issues getting them on and making them lay flat, but once I figured it out, they laid nicely. Just a wrap around the side window and a stuf in top and you are ready to...go inside.


If you read the blog, you know I reviewed the windshield cover from Big Ant, last week. The cover is much easier to put on and even covered both front windows as well. We are going to try to put these covers on the back side windows.

Hopefully when it starts to finally snow, we will only have to worry about the back window of the car. Like the other cover, you will have to find a place for the covers when you take them off, so you don't get a car full of water.


All in all, these are durable and I believe they can withstand some wind and sleet. They will minimize your time in the cold air. Make sure you go to amazon and find out more about these covers and other covers this awesome company sells!

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Ant-Waterproof-Protector-Black-2PCS/dp/B07H91GJCB?SubscriptionId=AKIAIJKR6IY4BV5FKK7A&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07H91GJCB/ref=sr_1_2&ie=UTF8&qid=1539355986&sr=1-2&keywords=windshield+snow+and+ice+shade

As always, thank you so much to everyone. Thank you to Big Ant for letting me try out your amazing products. Thank you to Tomoson for keeping me busy and thank you to all of you. I couldn't do this without you.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Regardless of price, all opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oh no, Christmas is coming...

Christmas is different when you're an adult. Like I was saying yesterday, there are just too many things you have to worry about and take care of for the holidays. As a kid, you could just sit back and enjoy the lights, the surprise, presents, and food.

The adult though, has to take care of each and every one of those things and about a million more. If we don't handle the stress well, we are named a Scrooge or grumpy. Taking care of things early, is always the best way to go.


The mail can be iffy anyway, let alone around the holidays. It's always smart to get your cards and get them out early, just in case. I usually get the boring Dollar Store cards and end up just not sending them out.


These cards are too cute to not send. You get 24 cards, including 8 different designs and 3 of each design. With nice brown envelopes, and Merry Christmas stickers for the envelopes.


The images are all nice and include sayings for just about everyone on your list, including Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy new Year. I really couldn't choose a favorite.


One thing I like about these cards, is the fact that they are all blank on the inside. There is plenty of space for you to personalize them for your loved ones.

This is a lovely set of cards and they have other sets as well I believe. You really need to check them out. I love them! They are well made, clean, and look great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GWLBH3L

I don't know about any of you, but I am not ready for Christmas this year. Honestly I never am. Last year I was up until 3 am wrapping presents. I can't be the only one. Please tell me your best "put it off until later" holiday story in the comments below.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Light up your world.

Hey guys and gals, it is day 2 of my "hurry up and buy" last minute Halloween series. I don't know about you, but as the days creep nearer, I am freaking out about decorating more and more.I feel like I don't have enough yet.

With halloween, I will never have enough though. I still don't get what it is, but I love Halloween. If you're like me and you can't get enough either, keep reading and make sure you checked out the last post with that beautiful 43 inch fake spider.


Imagine my surprise when I'm scrolling and I see awesome light up gloves. Young or old, you just want them. I need more things to light up my life these days and these gloves definitely do that!


These LED light up gloves are perfect for Halloween. Here in Indiana it is a bit chilly anyway, so these gloves will not only add the perfect touch to your costume, they will also keep your hands warm.


They are pretty simple to put on, but you do have to be careful since the wires are in the fingers. It's a bit uncomfortable at first, but you get use to it once the distraction of the light comes on.


These gloves include different modes and speeds, including different lighting sequences and they can be seen from a good distance, making your kids safer while trick or treating.


Interested yet? If so, make sure you head over and check them out soon. If you have prime, there is still time to get them before Halloween.
  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FM4JYJ8

I use to always be a witch and only the candy interested me when I was a kid. Christmas was always my favorite growing up. The presents, food, presents, family, presents.. The reasons I loved it then are why I hate it now.. presents. It's too much stress when you're an adult. What do you guys think?

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Monday, October 22, 2018

He's big, black, and 43 inches. Last minute Halloween week.

Every store I go to, I head to two different sections, clearance and Halloween. Right now, the two can be found in the same aisle and I'm in heaven.

We all need those last minute ideas, so over the next few days,  you will see awesome Halloween items. Please tune back in this week, if you have prime, there is still time to get all of these items and more!

If you are like me, spiders are scary. Even if they don't scare you, they will probably scare someone you know.


I usually hate spiders but this one is pretty adorable. The body and legs are wrapped with a soft fabric. The legs can be bended to any way you want them.


You can hang this spider or just use it as decor somewhere else. My cat is in love with it, so I never keep it where she can't reach.


It is touch activated, you need double A batteries and the battery box door is not easy to open. We actually broke ours the first time. It still works though. When the batteries are in, the eyes glow and the legs vibrate and it makes a sound. It's crazy loud and seems like it lasts forever.


As far as decor goes, this is one of the better fake spiders and I love the size of it. Most are much smaller. This would be a great last minute decor idea! Make sure you check it out.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G7WNWR8

Halloween is my time for giving thanks and love. I'm weird I know. To me though, this is the best time of the year. I appreciate all of you and thank you so much for an amazing 2018. Here's to an even better 2019.

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

Bye bye ice scraper!

As much as I hate to admit it, snow is coming. The last few years have been perfect, not much snow, only a few days of "bad weather and the rest were just bitterly cold.

In Indiana though, you never know what it will be from day to day, or even hour to hour. If you are like us and have no garage, you know the scraping struggle. Like me, you probably hate it.


When I saw this windshield cover, I knew I had to try it. Anything that will help right? This one, is a one size fits all windshield cover. On our vehicle it looks a bit big, but I like that it also covers the side windows.

Putting it on is a breeze, all you have to do is put it around the side mirror and use the ties to hold it to the tires, and then do the other side. Make sure you have totally covered the windshield.


We haven't had any snow yet, so I can not tell you how well it works, or if it works at all. It is a very durable looking material. I think it could stand up to some good winds.

My only thought about this product.. where do you put it after you take it off? Even if you shake the snow off, it will still be wet. At home you could find somewhere to put it, but what if you are out and about on a snowy day?


Anyway, this is a great idea and will save my arms from scraping at ice, that's impossible to remove. I think of it as a poor man's remote car starter, without the heat. It will definitely get used in the next month or less!

Make sure you check it out and keep an eye on the posts, because I also got side window covers from this company, that will be posted in the next few days.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZI8L0G/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1535986476&sr=1-8&keywords=windshield+snow+cover&m=A17PZT7D6KSRWI

Does anyone else remember sitting around the radio or tv and praying for a snow day? Now they cancel when it is too cold outside.  I want to hear the craziest "I use to walk 3 miles or I walked through a blizzard" stories. I want to see if anyone is paying attention. The best story by December 1st, gets a surprise from me!

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. Regardless of price, all opinions are my own and 1005 honest.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Atomic Matcha

By now, I have tried a lot of different things to lose weight. Both through reviews and through my own means. It can get rather expensive and you never know if something is going to work.

I have been hearing about Matcha tea for awhile now, I have tried it here and there but never got the fade and totally tried it. To be honest, tea really isn't my thing, but losing this weight is, and I thought with a name like Atomic, this stuff may actually work.


This taste, really isn't my cup of tea (pun intended haha), but I did try it a couple of times. My friend is just starting her journey, and actually likes this tea. I will let you know what we both think about this tea. But first, a little bit about this tea.

This is Atomic Matcha, from Matcha House. They claim it helps with energy, detoxification, weight loss, and concentration. It's organic and gluten and GMO free.


I used this tea on two different mornings, when I knew it was going to be a long hard day. With Fibro, we have to conserve energy, I was hoping this tea would help me "get" more energy. It's crazy to say, I was able to get all the energy I needed to get through those days. Would I have had it without the tea? Maybe, but the fact is, it did work. I can't speak for the other things, Fibro Fog stole my concentration long ago and no change in weight.

My lovely guinea pig friend, has been drinking a cup a day for the last ten days. Doing her normal activities and eating the same and she did actually lose a few pounds. We're planning a baby shower together and she is finally able to focus and help me get stuff done.


Bottom line: We both loved this tea for different reasons. It did work for us. No it isn't a miracle, melt the pounds away in a few days system, but it will work with consistent use.

If this sounds like something for you, please go over to amazon through the link below and check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Organic-Matcha-Ceremonial-Powder/dp/B07DGLRBDD/ref=sr_1_68?ie=UTF8&qid=1537883395&sr=8-68&keywords=matcha+ceremonial+grade

I have heard a lot of crazy weight loss ideas in the last year and a half. Some people wrap plastic wrap around themselves until they can barely breathe and then work out. How do you breathe?? What is the craziest one you have ever heard? Please let me know and ask any questions about this product, in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading everyone!

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Let's roll the ice!

Over the years, I have become more girly. If you read the blog, you have heard many horror stories of my trying to use make up, curlers and beauty products in general.

Most things are explained to me through friends, but I have managed to mess more than a few things upp before asking. This is one, that I just jumped into.

First off.. ICE ROLLER... what in the heck was I thinking when I applied for this one? I will be honest with you, I was scared to do this review. I even did a "first time trying it" video on Youtube.

Guess what I found out...It isn't bad at all. Mine did set out for 5-7 minutes while I took pictures etc. But it was still cold on my hands. This whole process is super easy.


Once you get your box, you will find an ice roller on one side, in it's own container, and Vitamin C serum on the other. I like the look of the box, it really draws the eyes.

First, you clean and dry your face. We need you all fresh faced for this one ladies and gents. I mean we all strive for that daily anyway right?



After that, rub that serum into your face. a little goes a long way, so make sure you don't get it too greasy. This will work itself out, after you apply it a few times and know how much you need.

Once it's all applied, take the ice roller and start rolling it outward. Nose to ear, mouth to neck etc all over your face. I'm not sure if it is the serum or what, but it didn't feel as cold as I expected it to feel, and it actually felt pretty good.



Do that for 2-5 minutes and then clean and sanatize the roller before putting it back away. My face was left a bit sticky and the instructions didn't say whether to leave it on or wash it off. After awhile, it must have soaked in or rubbed off, because my face was super soft.



Bottom line: This seems to be a good product. It all seems to be built well and not likely to break easily. The serum leaves my face feeling good in the end and the massaging is amazing and super relaxing. I haven't used it long enough to see any benefits yet, but I will definitely make this a daily thing! Please check it out on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA7BRN32DZNOKX&field-keywords=face+roller

So, I have heard of a vampire facial, that has to be the weirdest beauty trick, I've ever heard of. Have you heard of or done worse? Please let me know. The worst I have done is eyebrow threading..OUCH!!

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.

Grow that beard for the holidays, with Beard Growth Oil!

Since we have been together, my husband has had problems with the hair on his head. Basically, he was pretty bald, and he has patches on his face, where his beard just won't grow in.

This has really affected his self esteem and caused a lot of depression for him. I told him to wait, all the people making fun of him now, will lose their own hair soon enough! But, I always like to help him and I think this product just might.


Honestly, I wanted this product at first, because of the box. Look at this adorable image, who wouldn't want to see that cute baby?

Once it came though, we started reading everything it claims to do and my husband got really excited. It is supppose to help hair not only grow fuller, but actually grow.


I have gotten hair growing things before and he had no interest in trying, but this one is different for some reason. He has started using this a few times a week. So a few times since I received it.

We haven't noticed any changes yet, but I will definitely update if something awesome happens!


I smell of this oil, is the typical weird beard oil smell. He doesn't like it a whole lot, but he's rubbing it in when he remembers.

A little bit of this oil goes a long way. It does leave a bit of an oily film, but it isn't too noticeably and the smell goes away pretty quickly.


All in all, he is very excited to keep trying this and if it works, we will buy more, for sure! So far, it is well worth the money.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H6CJ5X9

I fell in love with my hubby on first sight and he had a hat on. I didn't even mind the baldness, because I loved him. Would it be a deal breaker for you though?

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Regardless of price all opinions are my own and 100% true.

Aetong Star Choker

In my younger days, I always wore all black. I suppose I was a bit goth, but not all out. I still love black, but i mix a few colors in along the way.


Now, my daughter is into the black and the chokers and goth. I can't be mad, I did it too. But, I did let her know that we all make choices and that choice may get some backlash from other kids her age. Bullying is bad, she's already being bullied, so she is just going to be herself and I am proud of her for that. The bottom line, be true to yourself all the time.

Now, I'm going to honestly review this choker and then leave a special paragraph at the end, about my emotions on this one.


Many chokers like this are leather, I'm  not really sure what this is made of (because I don't read item descriptions. It's what got me in this mess.) but it seems to be quality. Everything is beautifully.

You can tell they really took the time with this one to incorporate all the small but important details that others leave out to save costs.


As you can see, it has a ring that sits in the middle of your neck, and spikes around the collar. It all seems to hard to break and they picked a good set of spikes.

Now, before my conclusion, and this is simply my experience. I'm not saying you will have a similar experience, but I had to let this out.... I bought this choker after seeing all kinds of campaigns from this company on Tomoson. Each one, had a different charm on the photo. I picked the one you see in the picture. As you can tell, you can't see the choker, just the charm. When you order this choker, this is the first or main picture you see. All of them on Tomoson are just this choker and I feel a bit of bait and switch going on. Make sure you always read the fine print, and to the company, just show the choker.


Bottom line, this is a great choker. If you are into this sort of thing, you will love it. It looks good and it is pretty comfortable when wearing it. I never managed to stab myself, no matter how my crazy butt bent my neck.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GS1FVV3


 What stages did you go through in your younger days? or Have you ever been the victim of bait and switch? Let me know the answers to these or anything else you want to say below. Thank you so much for reading, I can't do this without you guys!

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. regardless of price, all my opinions are 100% my own and honest.