Saturday, December 31, 2016 and Santa Pants Bag

So, I don't know how many of you have discovered,, or, but they are truly wonderful! Most items save you big bucks! I've received several iPhone charge cords for a single dollar. Yes, a single dollar. And they work just as well as the ones I've purchased for $7.99 at the local big market store. (You which ones I'm talking about!)

There is a down side. That is that when it comes to clothing, you get what you pay for. Which is fine with me. I purchased a really nice, knit, backless summer dress that works nice as a sexy nightie, but which I wouldn't be caught dead in out of the house or if company comes!

And I've bought dozens of lovely pieces of jewelry. I have pierced ears, so I stocked up on all kinds of earrings. The only problem is that I do better buying the $5-$10 ones because they aren't hypoallergenic and I end up with infected ears if I wear them longer than 10-12 hours!

Almost all of the products come directly from China. They are sent from varying sellers. And remember, you get everything cheap. I did most of my Christmas shopping on! I simply purchased lovely little jewelry gift boxes for the necklaces and brooches I purchased. Everyone loved what I got them.

I did order a little Christmas fun, which just came in yesterday. They are Santa pants gift bags. I only purchased one, because I wanted to see how good or bad they were before I purchased more. I bought one of the bigger bags, which measures roughly 12"x13". . I ordered it back in October. And it came in December 30th. So, not much use for this year.

Santa Pants Gift Bag

They come smaller as well.

Remember I only paid $1.00 for the item, and $1.00 for the shipping. And it really is nice sized. (If you want something fast, this is definitely NOT where you want to purchase!)

However, the bag is constructed well enough, of red and white felt. It has a real vinyl belt with gold colored metal buckle. Really cute!

Here's the bag sitting on my keyboard.

Here you can see the felt suspenders.

So, why am I unhappy with the bag? The "legs" of the bag are sewn shut! There is an opening to fill the legs up, probably big enough to fit a small soda bottle in. So not completely useless. However, the legs are sewn not only together, but are sewn completely to the top of the bag!

If you are crafty, you could make them yourself, but it would probably cost you just as much to make as it did to buy. So, unless you have something large you want to put in the bag, it is useful enough.

Santa is about to pack it away with the decorations for next year, when I will probably fill the legs with florist foam, and make a Christmas floral decoration out of it. Or roll two Christmas hand towels and place on the vanity in the bathroom. Either would look cute.

I really can't say I'm unhappy with the purchase. Just can't use it for my original intent, which was to replace a stocking this year.

This is still cute. Just not practical.

I give it ...

...3 Stars

......a Thumbs Up!

DISCLAIMER: This item was a private purchase and as such did not require a review. The review above is the opinion of the author only and expresses a personal and non-biased review. You can purchase the above item HERE for $1 plus $1 shipping and handling each.

Sterling Silver Dusty Blue & Glitter Infused Tear Drop Pendant Necklace, 18"

Sterling Silver Dusty Blue & Glitter Infused Tear Drop Pendant Necklace, 18"
The Amazon Curated Collection

This beautiful sterling silver tear drop necklace is perfect for winter formal wear. I can see it worn with a strapless gown for a formal occasion. Lovely as the "something blue" for a Bride. A Prom Queen will be the talk of the high school with this glittery pendant. Yet elegant enough for grandmother or mother.

And better yet, it an affordable piece of luxury that fits any budget.

I give this necklace...

...Five Stars

Big Thumbs up!

I also give this...

Highly Recommended Award!

DISCLAIMER: This product was provided b y Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and non-biased review. The pendant can be purchased from here.
 The provided review is the sole opinion of the author and may, or may not, reflect that of 

Vastar Brown Kraft Paper CD/DVD Sleeves

Vastar Brown Kraft Paper CD/DVD Sleeves

I received this product (30 come to a package) and found these sleeves to be a great way to protect CDs or DVD's that are being saved for school, or personal use. 

The envelopes are made of brown craft paper and can easily be decorated through printing process, stickers, labels, or ink. They are sturdy enough to provide plenty of protection to your precious recordings.

I rates these envelopes ...

 Five Stars and give them a...

...Big Thumbs Up!

DISCLAIMER: This product was provided by Amazon Vine  in exchange for a personal and non-biased review of the product. You can purchase the item on here. The above review is the personal opinion of the author.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Zacro Dog Leak-Proof Waste Bags

Zacro Dog Leak-Proof Waste Bags

Perfect for the apartment or city dweller when the need to pick up doggy's little gifts are required.
The convenient capsule-shaped holder allows you to tear away one bag at a time. It comes with a large clasp at the end, which allows you to hang the bags from your belt loop, your shoulder bag, or tote bag. Pictured below is the holder, for size reference, showing just how discreet it really is!

The bag holder is the length of about 5 keyboard keys across. Discreet, and sanitary.

The holder comes with an amazing 150 bags! Enough to last you (your doggy) for many visits to the outdoors before the need to order refills arises.

I am, on the other hand, not in need of picking up my little doggy's doodoo's. But I do have a large cat, who goes to the bathroom frequently in her litter box. I use clumping litter, which means I can't simply flush it down the toilet. These bags are perfect for keeping the litter box clean! I love it! I simply hang the bag holder from a small hook on the wall above the litter box, and I have a disposal bag ready each time I go by.
My cat, Fred

I give this product
Five Stars
and a big

Thumbs Up!
I also give this my

Highly Recommended Award! 

DISCLAIMER: This product has been provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an independent and non-biased review. You can purchase the product HERE.


Dr. Brown's Flexeese Ergonomic Teether

Dr. Brown's Flexees Ergonomic Teether

This teether is the perfect thing for baby's sore gums when teething. Simply pop it in the freezer for hot gums making baby fussy. The ergonomic shape means baby can grasb this ring from any side and easily control putting it in their mouth. Four edges provide little teething nubs to help baby bite down and push teeth through to the surface painlessly.  

Or the teether can be given to baby without going in the freezer first. It still provides a great teething experience for baby, and restless Mom's everywhere can now relax knowing that baby's little teeth will soon emerge from sore gums.

This teether is designed especially for biting, chewing, tongue exploration and speech development.

And it comes from Dr. Brown's. A name that's been a mother's friend for many years.

I give this

Five Stars 
and a big

Thumbs Up!
I also give it my

Recommendation Award.

DISCLAIMER:This product was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an independent and non-biased review. The item can be purchased here. 


Zatarain's Cornbread Mix


From the good folks who have brought us so many easy to make Cajun style dishes comes this delicious Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Mix. And it's so good, your tongue just might sneak out of your mouth and slap your forehead silly waiting on the next bite of goodness!

Just enough heat from the jalapenos for you to know it's there, yet even the kiddies will ask for seconds!

Easy to make, simply add 1-cup grated cheddar cheese, 3/4-cup milk, 6-tablespoons melted butter, and an egg.Stir it all together, pour it into an 8"x8" baking pan (I used a #10 cast iron skillet, cause that's just who I am),  and you will have some of the yummiest cornbread to ever breeze through your kitchen. And yes, it will breeze through, because it will be eaten so fast that only the aroma is left behind!

You can also personalize this cornbread mix if you like. You can add andouille sausage, fried and crumbled bacon, and my favorite, I cut the milk back to 1/2-cup and added a can of creamed corn. Ooh-wee! That's some kind of goodness! Yes sirree!

I give this Cornbread Mix

Five Stars and a 

Thumbs Up!

I also give it my

Highly Recommended Award!

DISCLAIMER: This product has been provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for an independent and non-biased review. You can read more about this product Here.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

StarTech 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables

This USB hub is rather special. It allows you to run two Mac or PC computers using a single monitor! Great for those who are good at multitasking. Or for gamers who enjoy working on something else in between moves.

There are 3 connective USB peripheral hubs that allow you to add other devices to your system: printers, external hard drives, or maybe simply backing up your material with a thumb drive.

I am not the proverbial computer whiz, far from it, but I see many great uses with this new USB port.

I give this ...

and a big...


DISCLAIMER: This item was provided to author in exchange for a fair and independent review. The item can be purchased from here. 

Hamilton Beach 16-inch Stand Fan

Hamilton Beach 16-inch Stand Fan

Gotta love something that moves the air in my home. My dear hubby smokes, and I have a condition that makes breathing difficult at times. Especially when the air is musty and still.

Here comes the new Hamilton Beach 16-inch Stand Fan. With three-wing blades, a lot of air gets movement in this powerful machine. Three air speed settings. The fan oscillates so air is moved throughout the room, or can be kept stationary. The size is 18" x 18" x 48.5" high. The height is somewhat adjustable, which can help you get the air just where you need it most. The blade cage comes apart for cleaning of the blades when needed. And the blade cage is close enough in build that little fingers can't get into the cage. Safety first!

I give this fan ...

and a 


I also award this fan my...


DISCLAIMER: This fan was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and un-biased review at no cost to the reviewer. This fan can be purchased HERE .

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sabatier Self-Sharpening Knife Set

Sabatier Self-Sharpening Knife Block and Knives

Can't you just see this on your kitchen counter? It's a beautiful knife block. Ready to fit in with any decor.

The knives, and there's one for every chef's need, are self-sharpening. The knife block itself sharpens the knives as they go into the block, and when you take one out. 

These are quality knives, with a heft to them. The added bonus of a set of steak knives makes this a purchase you can be happy with.

I give this 

and a 

Big Thumbs Up!

I also give this my 

Personal Recommendation Award!

DISCLAIMER: This item has been provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a personal and non-biased review. The review above is the personal opinion of the author. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

InterDesign Lyssa Fabric Shower Curtain 
Inter Design Lyssa Fabric Shower Curtain
100% Polyester
Reinforced Buttonholes
Can I say I LOVE this shower curtain? It's a deep teal wave or fan design. Perfect to go with my gray accessories and beach theme! This shower curtain is 100% polyester, so simply put in the wash to clean! No ironing needed. You do want to use a shower liner behind it to prevent any leakage if the curtain gets soaked.

This is a BIG shower curtain. It measures 72-inches by 72-inches. And it has 12 reinforced buttonholes across the top edge for use with just about any shower curtain hooks. Dress it up with sculptured hooks, or keep it simple with silver wire hangers. It's all up to you!

I'm going to be moving soon, and this will be one of the first things gets hung in my new home!

And yes, I really do LOVE it!

I rate this with

Five Stars
and a big

Thumbs Up!

I also grant this my

 Highly Recommended Award!

DISCLAIMER: This product has been supplied to the author in exchange for a personal, non-biased review of the product. The comments and review above are strictly those of the author. 

Building the Internet of Things (IoT)

Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Industry
by Wiley
 ©2017 Maciej Kranz
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hobokem, NJ
ISBN 978-1-119-28566-3

Okay, forget the boring, technical study book that will help you build your business. Think instead of a book that runs so similar to the books "For Dummies" you'll be left wondering why someone hasn't thought of this before.
Be prepared to become prepared to run with your business!

There are four major premises the text is based on, these are set up for your very first IoT projects. They are: connected operations, remote operations, predictive analytics, and preventative maintenance. These "provide clear return on investment, can reduce costs and increase uptime" (quoted from the book cover).
Chapters are set up by subject, and you can easily go right to the source for your need with a turn of the page. Again, mych like the "Dummies" books. You will love it!

No plot spoiler here, except be prepared for your business to take off and become exactly what you dream it to be!

I give this book 

Five Stars 
and a 

Thumbs Up!

And I give this book my

Highly Recommended Award!

DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and non-biased review. The thoughts and review provided above are the author's alone. 

Gaiam Relax Portable USB Aromatherapy Diffuser

Gaiam Relax Portable USB Aromatherapy Diffuser

I love using either incense or essential oils for aromatherapy. There is nothing more relaxing than the sweet smell of lavender. Or to get you in the mood for the holidays than cinnamon!

Now I am very pleased to share with you the Gaiam Relax Aromatherapy Diffuser. The great thing about this lovely diffuser is that it needs no match to strike it, or electric warmer on its own. Simply put a drop or two of your favorite essential oil in the receptacle, and plug into your USB port. The heat emanating from your USB plug will send beautiful waves of scent throughout the room. And more importantly, they will surround you during time working on the computer or laptop! And there are 3 settings to choose from, Low, Medium, or High. A setting for everyone!

I am in love with this device, and I rate it with

and a big


And I personally give it my seal of


DISCLAIMER: This product was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and non-biased opinion. The review above is entirely that of the author.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Silver Hoop Dangle Earrings

Silver Hoop Dangle Earrings

 Another great find from are these great earrings I bought to give as a gift for Christmas! This photo is very poor, so be sure to go to the website to see them.
Love the elongated hoop shape. There is a center stripe that goes around these, it doesn't show up well in this photo, that resembles crushed diamonds.

These don't come in a presentation box, so be sure to order one from the site if you are giving this as a gift. The person you are gifting these beauties to will wonder how you could afford something like this for her! Or, men, treat your lady right! She'll fall in love with you all over again!

I give these
Five Stars
and a 

Big Thumbs Up!

DISCLAIMER: These earrings are a private purchase and as such are not required to have a review. The review above is the personal opinion of the author.