Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

There is No Such Thing as the Perfect Christmas

I was saying my prayers earlier and I always thank God for whatever happened that day and came upon Christmas. I started by saying that I'd had a nice day. It wasn't perfect but...

Then I started thinking about, "What is perfect anyway?"

Let me start by mentioning that there were a few things going on that really put a damper on this Christmas season. An argument with family members, the loss of an income, etc.

So, getting back to perfection - I had these thoughts.

A perfect dinner means every single morsel of food was perfect. You didn't overeat or get too full.

Every person you ever loved was at the table with you and everyone got along perfectly.

You got every single present you ever hoped for.

The temperature was perfect outside - not too cold or too hot.

However, none of that is possible. If the temperature was perfect then you couldn't enjoy that new jacket or sweater you got for Christmas. The snow falling would mean it's cold outside and if you're lucky enough to live in the south like we do, you might get the right temperature but no pretty, white snow.

Dinner with the family might be ideal but I wasn't alone. I had my husband with me to share the day, along with my two dogs that loved their presents as much as we did.

We might not have had as much money as we would have but we still had so many nice things.

We had a wonderful meal that wasn't perfect but was darn good and so many have nothing.

Too often I find myself envious of others who seem to have a perfect life. A perfect body, a perfect family, plenty of money, and total happiness. However, we never really know what's going on in their life and they might be unhappy but don't show it.

There is no perfect Christmas dinner or perfect vacation or perfect anything. With total perfection we'd have nothing to look forward to or nothing to aspire to.

So sure, my Christmas day wasn't perfect but it was sure something to be grateful for and with that in mind, I finished my prayers by being thankful for what I did have, which is so much more than so many others.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Zahler ParaGuard Maximum Strength PARASITE CLEANSE and DETOX FORMULA

I was recently offered the opportunity to try out this parasite cleanse and really wanted to. Just last year, I had some kind of stomach issue that kept me sick for almost six months. The doctors said it was an unknown giardia and never did find out what it was.

Since this works for parasites, I figured I'd try it. First of all, let's get the taste out of the way. It's horrid. I mean, it tastes like tiny demons are dancing in your mouth and taking joy in the fact that you'll never want to eat again. Seriously, I should try this for weight loss and have it before a meal.

Now that that's out of the way, here is more about the product:

  • ABOUT: Zahler's ParaGuard contains a powerful blend of herbs which protect against PARASITES and fight parasitic worms and bugs
  • SAFE, NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE: All natural and effective parasite and detox cleanse formula
  • BENEFITS: Fast acting and potent intestinal flora support which kills Pinworms, worms and Parasite Infections
  • INGREDIENTS: Contains wormwood fresh green black walnut and many more to combat and remove parasites within your body naturally and effectively.

You're supposed to take it three times a day and I have not been taking it long enough to let you know for sure how well it's working but I have tried other products from the Zahler brand and have loved them so I know it's a quality item. I will update once I have more user information. #paraguard

You can find it here:  

I was given this item at a discount or for free for my unbiased review.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

La Magie Organic Fast Hair Growth Serum

I recently was afforded the opportunity to try out La Magie Organic Fast Hair Growth Serum.
I only have bit of thinning hair due to some medical issues. While you can't see it in person, I know that it's happening and my stylist does.

This serum has quite a few helpful components such as argon oil, and pumpkin seed oil that offers broad-Spectrum DHT Blockers which inhibit DHT formation (which causes hair loss) through its effect on 5-alpha-reductase activity.

It comes with all organic ingredients and no SLS (Sulfates), parabens, or chemical preservatives so it's good for your hair and won't cause additional harm.

It's too early to tell how well it's working but I do like the consistency and smell and once I have time to really make a determination, I'll update this review to add in my findings. 

You can find it here on Amazon. I was given this product at no charge for an unbiased review.


la magie hair serum
 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Should You Send Them a Card Flowchart

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Simply Earth Peppermint Essential Oil

First of all, I love essential oils. I have a diffuser, I make homemade salt scrub, etc so this was a welcome addition. The Simply Earth Peppermint Essential Oil is great for what I need!

The Smell: The smell is excellent and very pleasant. If you've smelled peppermint oil in the past then you know how wonderfully intoxicating it is.

The Packaging: The packaging was fine and the bottle is a normal size for most essential oils. Since you use so little, it'll last a very long time.

The Real Benefit: One of the most awesome things about this peppermint oil is that 13% of the profits go to support organizations that help with s e x trafficking victims. That's a huge amount of charitable work!

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and was not required or influenced by the seller to leave positive feedback.

#simplyearth





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Valentia True Glow Eye Cream

Valentia True Glow Eye Cream is a natural, organic eye cream with Vitamin C, Organic Rosehip Oil, and Astaxantham, which is a super antioxidant.

The product helps in a number of ways including:

  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Resistem (Plant Stem Cells) visibly improve the appearance of fine lines while super antioxidant Astaxanthin neutralizes the free radical damage we encounter daily, protecting our delicate under eye area and improving skin texture.
  • LIGHTENS DARK CIRCLES: Arnica works to stimulate white blood cell activity, relieving trapped fluid and bruising, leaving the eye are refreshed and brightened.
  • DEPUFFS EYE AREA: Vitamin C gives this eye cream an extra boost by improving skin circulation, which helps to leave your under eyes visibly brighter for that well-rested bright eyed look.
  • NOURISHES & HYDRATES: The skin around our eyes is thinner than the rest of our face and therefore needs deep hydration to keep it soft and toned. Organic Rosehip Oil works to achieve just that for a more hydrated smoother eye area.
  • PERFECT BOTH MORNING & NIGHT: True Glow Eye Cream provides the perfect balance to be used morning or night. It glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly leaving eyes feeling hydrated and refreshed. It will never leave your under eye area feeling greasy and wears flawlessly under makeup.
I received the product for an unbiased review and was very pleased with it. It goes on smoothly and feels nice, smells pleasant, and seems to absorb great. It helps with my skin's texture and the price is affordable for an eye cream that has so many excellent ingredients. I like how it doesn't leave my skin sticky and it helps with puffy eyes, which I sometimes get.



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Get Free Stuff on Amazon for Reviews

Almost every day I get a ton of things from UPS and the USPS. These are things that I get free or at a really deep discount and everyone always asks how to get started. Here is a photo of just one of my recent orders.





Here are a few tips:

  • Start Reviewing. Start reviewing everything you have bought on Amazon, at stores like Walmart, etc. You'll find that the most important are Amazon. You can even review things you have not bought but have used, books you've read, and movies you've watched. Your profile rating raises every time your review is marked as helpful.
  • Join a Review Site. There are plenty of sites you can join that allow you to find out who is sending out free items to review. Many places will start you out on things like supplements or skin care (think - lots of vitamin C facial serum) but it's nice to try out these things at no cost or little cost. Some review sites are Tomoson and Elite but here is a list of places that I snagged from Reviewer Collective and their site is within this link to the list.
  • Always Disclose. Amazon is very serious about their review programs. You cannot be paid to review something and you must disclose. This means that if you get an item free or discounted you must disclose that within your review. For instance, "I received this item at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion."
  • Be Honest. It sucks to get something free that the company is excited over and it's less than you expected. However, do be honest in your reviews because that is the whole point of the review system. Some places will address your issues and fix whatever is wrong so feel free to contact them about your issues first.
  • Your Profile. Make sure to fill out your profile on Amazon and include your email address so you can be contacted with offers. Also, include your interests and if you feel the direct approach is for you, mention that you love reviewing products.


Once you get high enough in ranking, the offers will come. In the meantime, try one of the review sites.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Gurin Professional Rechargeable Flosser with High Capacity Water Tank

I've always wanted a water flosser but for some reason, never got one. I've had and use electric toothbrushes and that type of thing but never got one of these. So when I was offered the chance to get the product in exchange for a free review, I took it.

The Gurin Professional Rechargeable Flosser with High Capacity Water Tank works well and I use it often. I did learn one thing though - close your mouth when you use it. Having never used one, I got water on my face, my shirt, and the walls. Fun times. However, now that I know what I'm doing, it really works well to help floss your teeth.




  • New version includes: High Quality Rechargeable Batteries, an easy to fill water tank, quiet motor and a tip release button.
  • BPA Free and FDA Approved. Extra large reservoir is removable and easy to refill
  • Three operating modes for varying oral care needs: Normal Soft and Pulse. Two color coded and interchangeable tips are included for multiple users.
  • Rotating interchangeable nozzles great for multiple users, Universal Voltage, 100 to 240V~50/60Hz:
  • Provides and easy and effective way to support proper teeth and gum health at home
Check it out and get one for yourself. You'll really like it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Savory Crawfish Cheesecake

This is a recipe we wanted to try since seeing it in New Orleans. It was out of this world and about 100 times better than I could have imagined! It turned out huge too. The picture here is before it was sliced and topped with the corn.




1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 cup Parmesan cheese
4 oz butter, melted
2lbs cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
2/3 cup cream
1 cup smoked Gouda cheese, grated
1 cup onion, medium diced
½ cup green pepper, medium diced
½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
1 lb alligator sausage, diced
¼ cup green chili pepper, diced
1 lb crawfish tail meat
2 tspn salt
1 tspn chipotle powder
½ tspn black pepper
½ tspn white pepper
1 lemon

  • Mix bread crumbs and cheese; add butter and press into a 10" springform pan.
  • Bake 10 minutes in a 350°F oven to set crust.
  • Whisk the cream cheese until smooth; add eggs and whisk; then add cream and the Gouda cheese.
  • Sauté veggies with spices until soft. Add crawfish and cook until just done.
  • Add sausage and chili pepper, and fold into cream cheese mixture. Zest lemon and use juice too.
  • Wrap foil around pan to prevent leakage and fill pan with mix. Cover top and bottom of pan in case of leakage - add vent holes
  • Bake in water bath in a 450°F oven for 1½ to 2 hours. 
  • Remove when an inserted knife comes out clean and the filling is set. 
  • Cool before cutting. Remove from spring mold, cut into 12 pieces 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Celebrate Your Favorite Teacher on World Teachers’ Day

World Teacher Day
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Get Your W2 Online

Preparing for tax season can be a real pain and one of the worst things when preparing is having to wait on companies to send you your W2 form. Whether it's a company you previously worked for or one you work for currently, did you know that you can get your W2 online?

Not only does this help you have everything at your fingertips but it also saves time on waiting on the actual paper copy. That allows you to go ahead and start working on your return so that you can have your refund back as soon as possible.

In fact, check this out:

Many companies, including the military, have their employees W-2’s available online. The documents can be downloaded via a variety of outsourcing companies so the distribution process of the W-2’s are automated. Your employer should alert you as to whether or not you will be able to access your W-2 online.
If they do allow you to access it online, you will get the benefit of being able to file your taxes earlier in addition to not waiting for paper copies, and eliminating the security risks that come along with having that information sitting around on paper. 

Don't wait on someone else when you can have it sooner.

Home Improvement Energy Tax Credits

With tax season just around the corner, you probably want to prepare to get the most credits you can. If you own a home and have done home improvements, one thing you might want to look into is home improvement energy tax credits.

These are credits that you can get for things like:

  • Electric heat pumps
  • Central air conditioner
  • Natural gas, propane, or hot water boilers
  • Oil furnaces
  • Advanced main air circulating fans
  • Biomass fuel stoves

There are quite a few deductions you can take and those are just a few of the credits available. You can also check to see how much of a credit you can get!

We all want to save money and get a tax refund as well so why not check out what you can do to make that happen? 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Volmate 16 LED Solar Power Motion Sensor Garden Security Lamp Outdoor Waterproof Light

I love outside lights and especially solar lights. I have the solar lights in my yard to light up the area and a couple of the security lights - which includes this one.

What I love about it is that it comes on quite bright and is simple to use - just afix it to your wall and as long as the top part has sunlight, you're done.

We had an issue last year with someone coming into our yard at Christmas and destroying some decorations. Hopefully the security lights will help with that because if they'll come into your yard for that, what else might they do?

It has up to 12 hours of light after a full charge and the sensing range is 10 feet with a 120 degree sensing angle. 

It's affordable and easy to use so what more could you want in a security light? It's not the biggest but it works great for what we need and we're very pleased with it.



I received this item free or at a discount for my unbiased review.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Get a Bigger IRS Refund

If you're getting a tax refund in 2016 then you definitely want all of the information you can get on how to get a bigger IRS refund.

Many times, people don't realize all of the deductions they can take and it turns out that they are missing out on money that they are due. Luckily, you can find out some of the common deductions that can be taken but are often missed when taxpayers file their return.

There are plenty of these deductions such as a home office or charity but to see the entire list you'll have to check out the link I plan to provide. It's as easy as just checking it out and seeing if you're missing anything. If you do your own taxes to save money then you definitely want to be sure you're getting every single cent possible.

Take a look at these common ways to get a bigger IRS refund and make sure that you get everything that you deserve.

Found a Vacation

I know, we just got back from New Orleans but I have already found a vacation for 2017. It's a cruise to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos.

The Amber Cove port is a new one that is opening up in October and is right next to Puerto Plata which is where part of the first Jurassic Park is filmed. I can only hope that Amber Cove actually has tiny insects in amber that I can buy for a cheap price.

Anyway, check out the cruise.


2016 Refund Calculators

It may be the first day of Fall but tax season is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. If you're like many people, you're already planning for your tax refund in your head. However, without having an idea of what you'll get back, you can't really plan for the future.

Fortunately, you can find 2016 refund calculators and gauge how much your refund might be. While it's not an exact science, you can at least get a good idea so you can start planning.

There are two websites that can calculate your 2016 tax refund and this is especially helpful if your situation and job has not changed since the previous year.

Check them out if you're curious and if you're like me and expecting a refund - you know you want to find out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jojoba Oil Uses

I love oils all things to do with make-up - in fact, if it has to do with skincare, cosmetics, personal care, lotions, etc then I want to try it. About a year or so ago I discovered different oils like Argan Oil and most recently, Leven Rose Jojoba Oil.

Now mind you, I've used Jojoba Oil found in suntan lotions in the past since I live in Florida but I had never tried it by itself. Leven Rose is organic and 100% pure, cold pressed, and unrefined and that makes a huge difference.

It has so many benefits such as using Jojoba Oil for hair, for your skin, your lips, and more. I mostly use it for my skin and hair. I have dry hair and I like the shine and moisture it gives me. As far as my skin, I have dry skin too and this is natural and feels wonderful.

There's really no strong scent and to me, it's not as greasy or oily as Argan Oil. I use a lot of different products on my face at night but when I'm lazy or in a hurry I use this along with on my skin and just save some time.

So far, I love it and I don't anticipate that changing.

I received this product for an unbiased and honest review. I use each product personally that I review.



Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cozyna Ceramic Burr Manual Coffee Grinder

This works great for what we need. Sometimes we buy KCups, sometimes we buy ground coffee, but sometimes we like to buy coffee that only comes with the beans not ground. I've had the electric grinders before but they tear up easily. This works great and doesn't have to use electric equipment to run so you can use it any time. It's attractive too; I put it on my counter top and it looks nice enough to sit there even when I'm not using it. I'm really satisfied with the Cozyna Ceramic Burr Manual Coffee Grinder. 



  • PRECISE AND CONSISTENT GRIND: With a Ceramic Conical Burr, rust free, with wide range, one can grind from espresso to French press
  • ADJUSTABLE GRIND SIZE: No need to unscrew the entire grinder in order to adjust the grind size. Simply turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise in order to reach perfect size for any coffee drink such as espresso, drip, french press, cold drip, and other
  • STAINLESS STEEL BODY: The coffee mill is made of high grade stainless steel which increase its durability.
  • PORTABLE: The small size of the coffee grinder makes it easy to take it anywhere.
  • DESIGNED FOR AEROPRESS: This grinder was specifically designed so that it could fit into an AEROPRESS and be taken while traveling
 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

International Literacy Day

Literacy Day 
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Volmate 60W 8-Port Family-Size Desktop Rapid Charger Intelligent USB Charger with Auto Detect Technology

I love this charger! I usually keep my iPad on this little desk thing in the hallway but recently, it had stopped charging with the charger I was using. I had to move it to where my husband sits in the living room and let him charge it there - which was really inconvenient to both of us.

I was sent this charger in exchange for an unbiased review and I was so excited to get it. I was a little hesitant however, to set it up. I figured it wouldn't work for my iPad but it did, and it has since.

It charge eight devices simultaneously, has overcharge protection, and charges safely, without risk of overheating or damaging devices.

I like how it looks and most importantly, how it performs. 

You can get one here:  

Simplify your life with the Volmate multi-port Rapid Charger from Volmate. With a total of 8 USB ports and a total output of 60 watts, this charger is optimized to charge nearly any USB device. It will reduce the clutter of tangled cords and chargers in your home or office, and it's perfectly-sized for travelers.

Intelligent Charging Technology Detects your device.
Exclusive to Volmate, V-Power amp-adjustment technology intelligently identifies your device to deliver its fastest possible charge.

Most Powerful
An industry-high 60 watts / 12 amps through 8 ports charges all your phones, tablets and other devices simultaneously.

Guaranteed Safety
Built with industry grade materials and premium circuitry, this product is CE, FCC and RoHS certified to ensure complete safety and reliability.

Specially designed
Each USB port has a soft blue LED indicator, when your device is charging, it will automatically turn on, after your device had full charge, it will automatically turn off.

World Famous Warranty
At Volmate, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 24-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.

For Optimal Use:
- Use your original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
-Compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, Dell Venue 11 Pro and Asus tablets.

Whats in the box
- Volmate 8 USB Port Wall Charger
- 5ft Power Cord
- Users Guide  

Swan Song

Our precious little pekingese Swan Song died this morning sometime between 8 am and 11 am. She was almost 14 years old and while she could no longer see well, walk great, or hear well - she still acted like a puppy.

She had a heart murmur which we knew about and the day before she passed, she had been breathing a little heavy but by the time I carried her to bed, it had stopped for the most part. Then Rich checked her before work and she again, seemed okay.

When I woke up, she was gone. We are only grateful she died here at home and hopefully, in her sleep.

We will miss our baby girl. Even the bird would call her name, "Miss Swan!"

The only bad thing about having dogs is that they break your heart when they leave.

Paw Choice Dry Dog Shampoo

I got this dry dog shampoo to try out for an unbiased opinion and was excited to try it. I love how my dogs feel after a bath but I don't always have time to do it all of the time and they're not supposed to be bathed every day anyway. This is the perfect solution for in-between baths.

It smells really good with the mango and pomegranate scent and it's easy to use. You simply just spray it on your hand or your dog and rub it in. It's a foam type consistency and you don't have to use a ton in order for it to work well. 

It's cruelty free, you get a 30 day guarantee, and it's safe and good for sensitive skin.

I only have one tiny caveat to my review and that is that when I received the product, it had leaked so the bottle was sticky and I had to rinse it off and my hands as well. 

That's not a deal-breaker and I still loved how well the product worked on my dogs. I just did want to be honest and mention that one thing. 

I'll definitely use this in between baths and love how good my dog smells after I've used it.

You can find it here.

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

PestNoMore Rodent Zapper - Electronic Rat Trap

I hate killing anything - even rats. I actually find them furry and cute except when they start chewing up things. We had an issue with one chewing to get into the dog food. Okay, we got a pretty indestructible holder and that worked for a while.

Then I saw the rat one night - I actually named him Ricky. He was huge! Again, I didn't want to kill him but could not catch him to put him out, only for him to come back in.

The last straw was Ricky eating through our kitchen faucet hose and dishwasher hose. Both had to be replaced at a pretty high cost. The dishwasher hose was affordable but the sink faucet had to be replaced totally and it took hours and hours to do.

I got one of these because we'd had one in the past (a different brand) and it's quick and pretty humane. Yes, it kills the rat but it is fast and just simply zaps them and they're out. No prolonged death in a trap or something where the poor thing suffers.

You put dog food, a cracker, or whatever in there and the rat goes in and it's like the electric chair - just super fast. Once you find the rat you'll probably just see a tail sticking out (sad face) and you simply take the zapper to the trash and dump it. You do not have to see a dead rat at all.

Within a few days, Ricky was no more and yes, I was sad. Very sad. However, we kept finding more things he'd ruined by chewing it. I hope Ricky is in rat heaven now but I definitely recommend the product. It's clean, fast, and more humane.

  • Humanely eliminate rats cleanly, quickly and easily. Uses batteries or AC mains power. New 2015 highest quality Rodent Zapper design. Next generation electronic rat trap instantly kills rats, mice and rodents of all sizes using high voltage triple shock technology.
  • Best alternative to traditional snap traps, sticky traps and poisons. Rodent Zapper kills instantly. No inhumane slow death. No blood, gore or mess. No need to even see the rat body as you dispose of it. Environmentally friendly and safe around pets and children as no poisons or chemicals used.
  • Multiple safety protection features: Rodent Zapper separates into two separate parts for maximum safety and easy cleaning of the shock chamber. Notification light and alarm signals Rodent Zapper has a kill.
  • Simple 3 Step Rodent Control: 1)Bait 2)Wait 3)Eliminate. For professional and home use. Suitable for indoor areas: attics, garages, basements, kitchens, living and dining rooms, shops, warehouses, offices, restaurants, hotels, etc.
  • Includes Mains adapter (to save on batteries and get unlimited kills) plus included Notification LED Wire (for when placing the Rodent Zapper in hard-to-see places). Full instructions and support included.
  
You can get one here:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thyroid Booster by VieAid Health

I've actually been tested for thyroid issues and was on the borderline. That just means that I cannot take a prescription for it but I still have problems so I like to take thyroid support that I can find over the counter.

Thyroid Booster by VieAidHealth is a thyroid support supplement that helps boost your energy and help with weight loss. I like it for a few reasons such as:

  • It's a natural energy booster
  • It supports thyroid function
  • It supports circulation
  • It has natural ingredients

Speaking of ingredients, here is what you can expect:

• L-Tyrosine: an essential amino acid and key producer of the thyroid hormones Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine
• Cayenne: Increases you circulation to distribute nutrients and get your body moving
• Vitamin B-12: The most chemically complex of all vitamins, B-12 is a key player in thyroid function
• 4 Herbs & 6 Essential Minerals that are crucial for the production of thyroid hormones and thyroid function


I've taken OTC thyroid pills on and off for years and I can usually tell a difference when I take them. I'm very pleased with this brand so far. The price is fair and you get a two month supply. Plus, it has a 100% money back guarantee.

I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and not swayed by the offer of the product.

Check it out on Amazon and see for yourself.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ultimate Smile Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

I love white teeth. Seriously, when I'm watching a movie or whatever, I always notice people's teeth so it is important for me to keep mine white as well. Back years ago, you didn't have the options that people do now which is a great thing for us who want to whiten things up nowadays.

Anyway, I received the Ultimate Smile Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit for reviewing purposes and to give my truthful and unbiased opinion.

This is my review in progress because I plan to use it repeatedly to see the full results but so far, so good. The kit comes with: 


2 whitening gel syringes

1 set of upper and lower thermal-form trays

1 reusable case


You get thermal trays to use and the whitening gel plus everything you need. You don't have to buy the whole kit again when you're done using it; you simply buy the refills.

I have very sensitive gums so there was a tiny bit of sting but nothing I'm not used to with mouthwash and it didn't irritate my teeth. I noticed a little bit of difference to start and that's a good sign so I plan to keep using it till I get my desired look.

You can get this at Amazon and I'll include a link to check it out yourself. It's much cheaper than having it done at a dentist's office and more convenient too.


I'll continue to update you as I use this more so stay tuned.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Opie & Dixie Organic Pawstik

I was given the opportunity to review the Opie & Dixie Organic Pawstik for my dogs' paws for an unbiased review and I jumped on the chance. My dogs often have dry paws and I wanted something simple to use that they would enjoy.

As soon as I got the product I opened it up and smelled it. It has a pleasant scent that I liked so I applied it to Blitz's paws. He didn't mind at all and they were immediately nice and soft. I did not have to do Swan's paws since hers have always been soft but the twins sometimes have/had (before Donner passed) rough paws and this works perfectly for them.

From the Opie & Dixie site:


"Pawstik, our best-selling Healing Paw Balm's formula in convenient stick form, is the answer to your dog's dry, cracked paws! Our customers love our safe, gentle treatment for sore paw pads. Works wonders during harsh winter and summer climates. Safe for bunnies, too!"

The ingredients are natural and soothing and include:

Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Calendula Petals, Chamomile, Comfrey Root, Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax, Plaintain, Vitamin E, Essential Oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Basil.


If your dogs have rough paws, this is definitely the product you want to get.

I received this for an unbiased review but all thoughts are mine alone.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fifi & Fido Beefy Jerky Treats

I was fortunate enough to be able to test this product for my dogs - Fifi & Fido Beef Jerky Treats - and although I received the item for an honest review, all review thoughts are my own.

First off, my dogs love them, especially Blitz. Perhaps it is because he's still young enough to perform tricks and Swan is quite older but any time I go near the treats, Blitz starts high-fiving, sitting, and barking.

These treats are made out of the following natural ingredients:

  • Beef
  • Sweet Potato
  • Dried Culture Skimmed Milk
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Salt
  • Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
 The Guaranteed Analysis:
  • Protein (Min) 28%
  • Fat (min) 20%
  • Fiber (Max) 2%
  • Moisture (Max) 24%


They are packaged very nicely and you get a very large bag which equals an entire pound of treats. Now, the price is fairly expensive IF you are used to buying cheap treats. However, if you want a natural and quality product for your furry friend, this is the typical price so it's all relative.

I'm very pleased with the brand and with the treats and I know darn well that my dogs are. Believe me, they don't just eat any treat. I've had them refuse quite a few so I know that they love Fifi & Fido Beef Jerky Treats.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme

We've been taking Omega 3 for quite some time. It is great for heart health, cholesterol levels, and tons of other benefits. You typically get your Omega 3 from things like fish but sometimes you don't get enough, especially if you don't always eat the way you should - like us.


I was given the opportunity to try Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme at no cost for an unbiased review so I was thrilled with the chance since this is something we use.

Life & Food Omega-3 is sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock and from a sustainable and certified operation by MSC. It does not however, give you the fish burps, which is a good thing. I mean, really - who would want that? This is because it is enteric coated. I had to look that up and it means it is a polymer barrier applied on oral medication. This helps by protecting drugs from the acidity of the stomach.


It's easy to swallow and the price was competitive so I'm pleased with it so far. Here are some of the advantages found in their description:

○ Highly concentrated and pure, pharmaceutical grade (above 75% Omega-3)
○ 644/336 EPA/DHA levels (Meeting GOED standards).
○ Fish Oil concentrate made from IFOS 5-star certified fish oils (raw material).
○ Contains the minimum recommended 1,000 mg (1g) of Omega-3s per serving.
○ Sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock. Sustainable and certified operation by MSC.
○ USA Manufactured and laboratory tested in FDA, GMP, NSF certified facilities.
○ Molecularly distilled, clean refined and tested.
○ Easy to swallow soft gelatin capsules.

○ Enteric coated for max absorption and no fish burps.

You can get it on Amazon and tell them I sent you.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ISA Professional EVAO Organic Argan Oil

I love organic Argan Oil. I first discovered it a few years ago from my hair stylist and have been using it ever since.

I found ISA Proffesional EVAO Organic Argan Oil on Amazon and I really like it. It's
cold pressed so it has all of its vitamins and nutrients and there's nothing added to it or removed so what you get is exactly the extra virgin Argan Oil.

I had the opportunity to try this brand out in exchange for an unbiased review. I immediately opened it up and tried some. It has a pleasant smell and goes on really smooth. If you've used Argan Oil then you know it has a very oily texture that is thick and makes your skin and hair nourished.

I've used it a few times now and I'm very pleased with it so I can totally recommend this to anyone looking for a good Argan Oil brand or someone who is new to this type of oil and simply wants a vitamin rich, nourishing oil.

PS It's a Fair Trade product and produced by a cooperative of Berber Moroccan women.



Periscope - I'm Kind of Hooked

I don't use Twitter often enough it seems but I found this app that is so much fun that I use Twitter much more often. It's a thing called Periscope where you can watch people all over the world doing whatever they're doing. I've watched a guy in England walk to work, a guy at the Caspian Sea, a girl in New Zealand on a ferry going to work, people driving in Dubai, Disney World rides, and I follow Discovering Israel.

Once in a while I broadcast too. People can type stuff and you can talk back to them. You get hearts too if someone likes what you're broadcasting. Anyway, my Twitter ID is @karsunD but I'm not on there but once in a while. The videos stay up 24 hours though.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Zahler Vitamin D3 5000IU

Those of you who know me personally know that I was diagnosed as being deficient in Vitamin D3. Now while some people can get what they need from the sun, I've also had skin cancer twice and had surgery just last year so that's out too.

However, I have to have some way of getting what I need so a supplement is what I take and Zahler Vitamin D3 5000IU is easy to swallow and you get 120 soft gels at a very low price.


I'm really happy with them so far and since I have to take them anyway, I might as well take something that goes down easy and is affordable too.


While I received this item free for an unbiased review, I only review those items with positivity that I actually use and like and this product certainly qualifies. I have used Zahler products in the past and really love the company.







Saturday, July 18, 2015

HealthyCell Enhanced Daily Multivitamin

I take vitamins daily and when I was offered to try out HealthyCell Enhanced Daily Multivitamin for an unbiased review, I jumped on the chance. You see, these are quite different. They have a daytime formula and a nighttime formula to take.

The daytime vitamins help with more energy and focus and the nighttime ones focus on letting you get a restful sleep and believe me, I need that.

Each vitamin has more than just the usual too. In fact, they have 64 plant based compounds to improve cell health, 13 vitamins for organ support, and 5 enzymes for digestive nutrient absorption. There are probiotics in them as well as enzymes and antioxidants. Really, what more could you want?

The price is perhaps a bit more than you're used to but it is a day and night 60 day supply so if you divide it up, that's just $10 a month.

So far, I'm pleased with the product and its ingredients.

While I received this product for an unbiased review, I only give positive reviews to products I truly like and have tested.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Valentina Paris Hand Painted Wine Glasses

I was fortunate enough to receive these beautiful hand painted wine glasses from Valentina Paris. Let me be the first to say that the photos cannot do these justice. When I received them and opened up the well-packaged box, I was simply stunned at how beautiful they are. The colors are rich and bold and they're even a little larger than I expected. I have them displayed on my dining room table and they add so much personality and beauty to my table.

You can find these at Amazon and I highly suggest checking them out if you love beautiful glasses or if you want new wine glasses for any reason at all.

The company is awesome and I couldn't be happier. This is one review that I was and am thrilled to be a part of.

I may have received these for an unbiased review but honestly, I could not be more pleased and only wish I had more of these. #ValentinaParis





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