Thursday, December 14, 2017

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
 I've been on a quest for awhile to eat healthier and make healthier choices with what I eat and what I use to prepare my foods. I've switched to olive oil for almost everything I cook now. This extra virgin olive oil from Spain comes in a nice generous size of 24 ounce bottle. The top has a nice pour valve on it so I can only pour out just the right amount i need not too much. 

I use olive oil in pasta salads, in my homemade spaghetti sauce, frying my eggs in the morning, stir frys, and other food I used to cook in vegetable oil I now use olive oil for. I love the taste it gives my food way better than vegetable oil. Olive oil is also great to use in my homemade body creams, hair conditioner, and to moisturize extra dry skin patches on my body. Many people don't realize how much olive oil can really do and be used for. 

The Gournmet Lifestyle Extra Virgin olive oil isn't watery like some other oils I've tried. There's no bitter taste or strong aftertaste on my food either. You can see and taste that this is a high quality olive oil. 

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I received this product deeply discounted in exchange for my unboased review. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Looking For A Gift For The Hard To Buy For?

Sinco Rechargable Electric Toothbrush 
 This electric toothbrush is rechargable so there's no need to worry about running out of power and having to replace batteries. The rechargable battery is long lasting too, a full charge will last you around 28 days. It comes in several colors including pink, gold, black, and white. It comes with 3 brush heads that are different colors so you can use all 3 yourself or share the brush with others and each person choose their own colored brush head. The base is small not big and bulky like other rechargable toothbrushes so it doesn't take up much room on your bathroom sink.  There's also spots on the base for the toothbrush and both extra brush heads to be stored. The base and toothbrush are also fully washable as well which makes it easy to clean. 

This rechargabletoothbrush has 3 brushing choices too clean, soft, and massage which I love. There's also a light indicator to show me when I need to recharge the toothbrush. Since I began using this toothbrush my teeth feel cleaner and has that shiny slick feel when I run my tongue across them. It gets all my teeth clean too, even those at the very back of my mouth that are almost impossible to reach with a basic brush. That makes my breath smell better too which is something I am self conscious about in the past.  This is a great rechargable toothbrush that is well made and I'm sure will last me quite awhile.  
I received this product deeply discounted in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bamboo Cheese Board Set 
 This awesome cheese serving board is just what I needed for entertaining. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve are right around the corner and this serving set is really going to come in handy. It would also make a great gift for the host/hostess, or for anyone who likes to entertain. There's a grooved section all the way around the board perfect for holding crackers or veggies. And since its all the way around the board I can put out several types of crackers or veggies for my guests to choose from and it holds tons so I don't have to keep refilling. There's also a really handy slide out drawer in the board that holds a 4 piece set of tools for cutting and serving. The tools are a fork, spreader, knife, and spatula.  The bamboo is nice and thick and really well made, over an inch thick. It has a beautiful wood grain too and its easy to clean I just wash it with warm water in the sink and dry it with a towel. This cheese serving set is great for cheeses and cheese balls.

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I received this product deeply discounted in exchange for mu unbiased review.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Great Stocking Stuffer 
Milk Frother Gift Set
 This milk frother gift set is a great stocking stuffer for the coffee lover. My set was missing the base for the frother and cleaning brush but it still works great without it. The frother is powered by 3 AAA batteries that are easy to install inside the base of the frother. The frother is really powerful! 19,000 rpmsof power! This set also comes with a really handy frothing pitcher that allows you to froth your milk in the pitcher for your coffee drinks. The pitcher has a nice pour spout and has handy measurements on both sides. The cleaning brush is really handy too for when I need to clean the set. 

I'm not a huge coffee or expresso drinker but I love to use this set for cappucinos and hot cocoas. The frother really puts a nice tall foam on top of my hot cocoa and cappucinos. Its not messy either as long as you hold the frother in the milk then turn it on, then shut it off before removing it from the milk. The brush makes cleanup easy as well.

Its available on Amazon at this link:

I received this product deeply discounted in exchange for my unbiased review. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

So Cute & Functional This Hippo 
Hot & Cold Water Bag
This adorable plush hippo is also a hot and cold water bag. If you're not feeling well or dealing with cramps this little hippo is your new best friend. The rubber water bag fits inside the plush hippo so you have a soft and adorable pal to hang onto. There's an opening on the back of the hippo that has a velcro closure that allows you to put the water bag inside of it. The hippo itself is made with a super soft velvet feeling material. It really does look and feel like a stuffed animal! The water bag can be used for hot and cold water as well as ice. Its made with really thick strong rubber and has a rubber sealed screw like cap to keep it leakproof. 

I love hippos and if you or someone you know does too so this would make a great gift. They also have other animals as well. There's been so many times I've had swelling from an injury or had to deal with horrible menstral cramps and this hippo hot and cold water bag would have really come in handy. I love how it can be used for hot or cold water and even ice. Recently my fiancee strained his ankle pretty bad to where it was very swollen for 4 days. We were using plastic bags with ice to help bring down the swelling. It was messy and uncomfortable using the plastic bags. This hippo water bag would have kept his ankle dry and more comfortable. If you'd like to learn more or to place an order please use this link:
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Great For The Man 
On Your Christmas Shopping List 
 We all have that one person on our shopping list that's hard to buy for, this 5 in 1 trimmer set is perfect for the hard to shop for guy on your list. It has a nose & ear trimmer, vertical trimmer, precision trimmer, and 3 position beard & mustache combs. Everything they need to stay groomed and looking good. It's cordless too and gives you 45 minutes of power per charge on a 8 hour charge time. The blades are made of durable chromium and are self sharpening so they don't go dull. My fiancee loves this trimmer! He uses it to keep his nose and ear hairs in check. The verical trimmer is great for trimming and shaping up his sideburns. I love the precision trimmer it makes it so easy for me to shave his neck hairs. Its really easy to use and cuts even thick stubborn hairs without having to go over them again and again.  
 I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Grow Your Own Avocado Tree 
 Need a fun project for both young and old? Do you like growing plants? Then why not try growing a beautiful avocado tree? They're really easy to grow, are beautiful with their shiny leaves, and bare fruit. Now its easier than ever with this avocado growing tool from AvoSeedo.

 This tool is made of sturdy strong plastic and comes in a variety of colors like pink (shown), evergreen, transparent, and blue. This handy little tool elevates your avocado seed so it floats on top a bowl of water. This helps with growing healthy roots and establishing a healthy start for your tree. After you have your roots and the start of your tree you can, later on, plant it in the dirt and watch it grow further. From the start, you get a perfect view of your tree sprouting and growing. The brochure that comes with your AvoSeedogives you a step by step guide with photos of how to get your seed ready to start your tree. There's also a link to a video you can watch in case you need further assistance. 
I have my seed in my AvoSeedo and floating in a bowl of water. I've had this set up about 4 days now. The instructions say it takes a few weeks to get going so I'll just have to wait and see what happens. I'll be sure to update my post with photos to let you know how my tree is growing and how long it took to start seeing roots and leaves. This makes a great gift for anyone who loves avocados and/or loves to grow plants. It's also great for the hard to shop for or someone that already has everything. You can check out their website here to purchase or to learn more about their products:

I received this product in exchange for my honest review.   

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ozeri Instavac Food Storage Set

 These containers are awesome! This is an 8 piece set which includes 4 containers and 4 lids. These containers are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The Ozeri Instavac containers are shatter-proof, stain-resistant, and are transparent as glass. There's also a cool wave pattern on the bottoms of all the containers to keep your food elevated from water or juices. That helps keep my fruits and veggies from rotting quicker. They are vacuum sealing and easy to seal you just press down on the lids to remove excess air and lift the green valve on top to release the pressure when you're ready to open them. There's also a date dial on each lid so you can keep track of when your food went into the container. That right there is a huge help for me because I can never remember when leftovers went into the fridge. 

The largest container holds an entire seedless watermelon chopped up. The smallest container is perfect for sandwiches in your lunch. The other 2 are perfect for leftovers, fruit, veggies, or whatever else I need to store. My leftovers as well as my fruits and veggies stay fresh way longer than regular containers which saves me some serious green. Another great feature these containers are harmful BPA free.
 4 Sizes:
Largest 21 cups
12.7 cups
6.3 cups
Smallest 3 cups
The Ozeri container set can be purchased at 
 I received this product for testing and review purposes and all the thoughts and opinions are my honest opinions.
Great For Older Dogs or Female Dogs
 These adorable pet diapers are great for older dogs that sometimes have urine accidents or female dogs in heat. They are machine washable so they are easy to clean. The lining is padded so its very absorbant for leaks. There's velcro straps on both sides of the diapers so they're easy to get on and off your dog. I have an older Pug and he likes to be stubborn putting anything on so the velcro straps really help me get these on and off him. There's also a cute little hole for his tail too! These diapers also have stretchy elastic so they stay on him and they fit a variety of dogs from small to larger dogs. There's a variety of cute patterns and colors to choose from.

This company also makes wraps for male dogs as well and has other pet products.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Here's a Great Gift Idea For Someone on your List Who Loves to Fish
Mystery Tackle Box is the #1 fishing tackle subscription service offering anglers and fishing enthusiasts a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing lures, learn new techniques and catch more fish! If you, or someone you love, enjoys fishing, get them a Mystery Tackle Box Subscription today. You'll enjoy a monthly box full of new and innovative fishing lures and products, content on how to use everything, plus stickers and special offers. 
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Adorable Lion Mane with Tail Pet Costume
Halloween is just around the corner so why not let your dog join in on the fun! This adorable fur lion mane with matching tail piece turns any dog into an adorable lion. The mane has a drawstring so you can tighten it up to fit around your dog's neck. So it can be used with large and smaller dogs. The drawstring also keeps the mane from dragging the ground which works great for my Pug since he is a smaller dog. And it keeps it snug around him so he's not able to wiggle out of it like he does with all his other costumes. This one stays put on him until I'm reeady to take it off him. There's also a cute tail piece that fits over their tail to make the lion's furry tail tip. Both pieces are really well made so it could be used more than once. The fur is very realistic looking its soft and fluffy and looks just like a lion's mane. 

Close up on the fur mane and tail
 Close up on the drawstring to adjust and fasten the mane around your dog

Check More About Furpaw
  Lion Mane for Dog

I received this product deeply discounted in exchange for my honest review. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun Family Project Idea 
Watch a Tree Spring to Life 
From a Seed
 GROW YOUR OWN AVOCADO TREE AT HOME! Save 20% on any AvoSeedo avocado grower or other product and enjoy FREE shipping too. Visit the AvoSeedo Shop today and get growing today! Visit: Use Code: sp20 #avoseedo
AvoSeedo avocado tree germinator bowl that makes it easy for everyone to grow their own plant at home from a simple avocado pit. Easy to use for all ages of amateur avocado arborists,

clever AvoSeedo bowl design keeps the avocado pit immersed in just the right amount of water to grow effectively. Made for durability from recyclable, non-toxic materials and is reusable for other vegetables like lettuce, celery, carrot tops! Germinate and grow an avocado tree in your own home, whatever the climate. Fun family (Millennial parents, their young kids, grandma/grandpa) project to make a tree sprout and watch it grow from the pit of a common avocado. Increase kids' understanding of ecology, interconnections in nature, responsibility and care for the environment in a participatory and concrete way

Save 20% on any AvoSeedo avocado grower or other product and enjoy FREE shipping too. Visit the AvoSeedo Shop today and get growing today! Use Code: sp20 #avoseedo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Say Hello to Never Having to Tie 
Your Sneakers Again 
Thanks to Hickies No Tie Laces

 If you're young or old there's a Hickies lacing system for you. I was sent 2 packs of these laces one kidsshoe pack and one adult shoe pack. Each pack has enough to do 1 pair of shoes and comes in a resealable bag you can use to store your old laces in. When I opened the Hickies laces and looked them over I noticed they're a stretchy silicone like material. They stretch when you're slipping your shoe on and off and stay tight when the shoes on your foot. I don't feel like my shoe is coming off my foot or have any issues with my shoe sliding off my heels. 

The Hickies were really easy to install in my shoes. I just fit each one through a row of my shoelace holes and fastened them together. The directions in the package showed detailed photos and text making it easy to understand. There's also a video on the Hickies website in case you run into any difficulties. After I had the Hickies all laced up in my shoes and slide my shoes on and was amazed! My shoes easily stretch to fit over my feet and stay nice and snug on my feet just like regular laces. I can now put my shoes on in half the time! 

These would not only be great for kids but also anyone with back or other mobility issues that make it difficult to bend down to tir their shoelaces. Also there's no messy laces coming undone or getting knotted up or dirty. These Hickies keep my shoes looking a lot cleaner and now are much easier to slip on and off. 

 If you would like to know more about Hickies please visit their website at:
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Monday, October 2, 2017

We Had a Great Time Traveling Back in Time to 1572 England!!
Ohio Renaissance Festival
Located on 30 acres in between Cincinnati & Dayton Ohio
 This scary looking castle housed a walkthrough of medievil punishment and torture. We were sure glad we didn't live back in 1572 England after seeing how your were punished for commiting crimes. Scary stuff but also fun to look at and learned a few things. It almost felt like walking through a haunted house. It does cost $3 per person to enter but it was well worth it. No photography is allowed inside so you'll just have to check it out for yourself if you dare!!
 We seen the Queen walking by several times during our visit and again when we watched a game of human combat chess. We also seen a wedding procession marching by of a couple getting ready to say their "I dos". If you're planning on getting married be sure to check out the wedding packages offered at the Ohio Renaissance festival!
 Check out this giant slide that can even accomidate an adult! It looked like a ton of fun for both young and old.

 We had an awesome view of the full armoured jousting on houseback. These guys really do joust! This was one of my favorites to watch.
Yes that's me in the know me always getting into trouble!!

 These 2 performers were so entertaining to watch the Kamikaze Fireflies. Did you know they were featured on America's Got Talent? These performers did stunts like balancing on 5 chairs, the German wheel, hula hooping with hoops on fire, and other stunts. Their trick and humor had us laughing and on the edge of our seats. Be sure to catch their performance if you go.
 While we were walking around admiring the crafts and other shops we stumbled upon this Game of Thrones inspired iron throne. So of course we had to take turns getting our photos sitting on the throne.
 The food at the Ohio Renaissance festival is spectacular there's so much to choose and the portions are fit for a king. There's giant turkey leggs, steak on a stake, soft pretzels, hot dogs, pickles, pizza, ice cream, chicken fingers, loaded fries, hamburgers, and my favorite the funnel cake. Some newbies I seen this year were deep fried twinkies, homemade fudge, and falafel. There's something for every appetite.
 Here is the map of the grounds and of all the venders and a schedule of all the shows. As you can probably see there's so much to do. Our favorites were The Kamikaze Fireflies, the jousting, the pirate show, the comedy knife throwing, and of course the washing wrenches. Also be sure to check out Willy-Nilly on the wash you'll love it! My fiancce loved the beer tasting of course! Are you a ale lover? Then ne sure to attend the new this year Pub Crawl! 

Every year I choose a souvenir from every fun outing my family and I go on. It gives me a nice memory of a fun day I spent with my loved ones. It also gives me a nice collection of keepsakes. This year I chose a hand blown glass pumpkin from the Burning Desire glass shop. If you visit the Ohio Renaissance festival be sure to check this shop out. It has some beautiful handmade glass pieces made right before your eyes. They will even let you create one yourself if you ask!

Tickets are 
$22.50 for adults
$20.50 for seniors 65+, military/fire/EMS/police
$9.50 for children 5-12 yrs
Children under 5 are free
Adult season passes can also be purchased for $60.00
Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Group ticket sales are also available. 

Park is open rain or shine from Labor day weekend until Oct 29th 2017

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