Tuesday, July 18, 2017

American Greetings - Father's Day Card

American Greetings
Father's Day Card
Front: "Dad, have I told you lately?"
Inside message: have I told you just how important you are to me? do I Let you know how much I appreciate everything you've done and still do for me? did I ever mention how often your words stick with me even when you're not around? is there any way to thank you for loving me? for making My childhood a Happy one? have I told you lately that you're always in My heart? because you are, Dad. And you always will be. Happy Father's day with Love

This is a lovely card, with an even lovelier sentiment, printed on heavy card stock, and perfect for your Dad for Father's Day. The front features a great photo as seen from a boats deck, and there is a small, gold colored, metallic ships wheel charm that hangs on the front of the card. All text is large printed, and can easily be read by most individuals.

I give this card 5 stars,
and a big thumbs up!


You can purchase this card, and have it ready for next year on Amazon  for $7.99.



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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Linden Ave Wall Décor - Hello

Linden Ave Wall Décor -  Hello


I think this picture is the absolute best item to hang in the foyer on entranceway to the home! It's simply classic!

Measuring a very nice 11" x 14" it isn't overpowering in size. It is mounted and framed behind glass. the frame is wooden and is painted black. The gold print is lovely. Elegant and charming. And the word itself is welcoming!

I give this 5 stars,
and a big thumbs up!

You can purchase this print on Amazon for $18.00.



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Monday, July 3, 2017

Skagen Signatur Leather Watch


Skagen Signatur Leather Watch 

This is a handsome, lightweight watch by Skagen, a fine watchmaker. The quartz movement case is a big 40mm diameter, with a sweeping second hand. The light tan leather watchband is sturdy.It is water resistant to 50m.

This would make a fine work watch for every day wear. Although,  I wouldn't want to wear it for dress occasions. It is a good piece otherwise.

You can purchase the watch on Amazon for $87.99, which does make it eligible for free shipping.

I give this watch 3 stars.
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Instinct Grain Free Minced Natural Wet Cat Food by Nature's Variety

Instinct Grain Free Minced Natural Wet Cat Food by Nature's Variety 

Okay, so most of you know by now that I have this very finicky cat. She eats only one brand of wet cat food, and only one brand of dry cat food. As if that wasn't enough, my Chihuahua developed the same finicky-ness (okay, so I totally made up that word) for the exact same food!

When I received a case of this grain=free minced chicken recipe from Instinct, I figured I'd be donating a case of cat food to the animal shelter. Boy was I ever wrong! The case of cat food is gone, alright, but both pets ate it. And with gusto!

Inside each easy-open, little plastic up, is a ton of flavor. And kitty and dog alike loved it! They would gobble it up really fast, and then literally beg for more! I had to pacify them until time for the next meal! That's really how good this is!

There is a gravy over the minced meat, but not so much that the neat is lost in the gravy. There is WAY MORE meat than gravy, and I think that was the key to the pets loving it so much! It didn't have that funky cat food odor that a lot of cat foods have, either. (When it smells funky, you know what I mean, one whiff, and you know it's cat food! neither of my pets will eat it!)

I think it's time to order more! And you can order a case of 12-cups from Amazon for $21.48. And believe me, it's worth it! Your kitty will be begging for more!

I highly recommend this cat food.

I give this five stars,
and a big thumbs up!




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American Greetings Singing Happy Birthday Card


American Greetings Singing Happy Birthday Card
by
American Greetings

I am always on the lookout for those funny, fun to get and to give, greetings cards. And American Greetings make some of the best!

This particular card is a birthday card. That looks like a hamburger! The eyes are what I call 'googly' eyes, meaning that the centers roll around in the little plastic bubble that houses them. When pressed, the card sings a "hamburger happy birthday' to the recipient.

The inside says an appropriate "Have a Whopping Good Birthday". You can actually listen to the greeting on Amazon  which has a voice remarkably similar to the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street,

You can purchase this card on Amazon for $7.99.

I give this birthday card five stars,
and a big thumbs up!




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DII Woven Nylon Trapezoid Storage Bin for Home, Office, Closets, & Everyday Storage Needs

 DII Woven Nylon Trapezoid Storage Bin for Home, Office, Closets, & Everyday Storage Needs

Move over old baskets, because these may just have become my new favorite baskets! I love these storage bins! I am currently using these two, which are 12" x 10" x 8" to hold flower pots. They look absolutely fabulous, too!

The nylon woven sides are gray, which gives it a completely natural look. And they fit over two planters that I have, so they look and feel wonderful!

But I bet you can think of a thousand different things you can do with these bins! Lets name just a few:

* roll your bath towels and store in them
* use for magazines and newspapers
* store pet toys
* store kids toys
* store stacks of foam plates in the kitchen
* store pasta boxes in them
* line with a small trash bag and use for bedside or bathroom trash cans
* organize your car trunk
* gather flip flops and place by the back door

And the list could go on indefinitely! Any way you look at it, these bins are perfect to help you begin to organize your home!

What will you do with yours?

You can purchase these bins, in a set of two, at Amazon  for $17.99.

I give these DII storage bins five stars,

and a big thumbs up!







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DII Zig Zag Stitch, Collapsible and Convenient Storage Bins


DII Zig Zag Stitch, Collapsible and Convenient Storage Bin  

Another great value item from DII! If you've been following this blog, then you know I am crazy about the DII family of items! Everything I've tried of DII's has been fantastic. These collapsible bins are no exception!

Made of sturdy, heavyweight denim, these 13" x 13"x 13" bins are strong enough to take anything you can throw at them! Or in them!

I have been using mine to try to get some much needed organization done to my office work space (which cannot be found under the clutter right now!) It's a work in progress, and these bins are excellent for the heavy items!

You could use them to store towels, or toys, or knitting, or magazines, or anything you can fit in them! That's how great they are! The heavyweight denim ensures that they will last for a long time to come! And the fact that they are collapsible means that when not in use, they store neatly away in a 13" tall space! Pretty cool!

You can purchase a set of two of these bins on Amazon  for $22.99. Well worth every cent!

I give these DII Zig Zag Stitch, Collapsible and Convenient Storage Bin 's  five stars,
and a big thumbs up!




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Tomorrow's Kitchen Single Serve Steamer

Tomorrow's Kitchen Single Serve Steamer
by
Tomorrow's Kitchen

I am smitten with this Tomorrow's Kitchen Single Serve Steamer . It is something that both my husband and I have come to really enjoy using!

The dear husband and I eat quite differently, he is a carnivore while I am vegan. So we often cook our own dinners. While I prefer cooking on the stove top, there are occasions when the microwave works well for me. He on the other hand, cooks exclusively in either the oven or microwave. So this product comes in exceptionally handy for both of us!

The glass bowl is perfect for those single servings we are both infamous for cooking! It's the unique lid that really makes this product shine, however!
The lid has a special secret. It has a special vent hole in the top to allow steam to escape! And here's the special part. No need to get burnt by steam! Ever opened a covered bowl to drain liquids, only to get burnt from the steam? No need with this innovative lid! There's a special pour hole that allows you to cook items with liquids, and drain them before removing the lid! Perfect for rice noodles or veggies!

This almost instantly became our favorite cooking bowl! Problem is, there's only one to a box, and there's two of us! Time to get busy and order a second one!

You can purchase the Tomorrow's Kitchen Single Serve Steamer  on Amazon for $14.99. I highly recommend this item.

I give it five stars,
and a big thumbs up!




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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Quartet Glass Dry Erase Board, Magnetic, 39" x 22", with Concealed Tray

Quartet Glass Dry Erase Board, Magnetic, 39" x 22", with Concealed Tray
by
Horizon

Wow, when this package arrived, the UPS guy was like, "Lady, this about gave me a hernia!"

This is a heavyweight glass, magnetic board. Yep, you read that right! A glass, magnetic board!

It's a huge 39" x 22" frameless board. There is a concealed marker tray at the bottom of the board. Really clever looking, actually. Markers can lay on their tray, and yet aren't seen from a front view, only from overhead.

The size is perfect for the classroom. You can write on it, and it will be seen from the back of the classroom with ease! Love how dry erase boards wipe clean with anything dry. Even a tissue can be used in a pinch! I do recommend using a regular dry erase eraser however, so as to protect this boards glass surface.

I am using it in my office for now, to keep track of my daily to-do list. Each morning I write down everything I need to get done for the day, and then simply wipe it clean when each task is completed.

You can find the Quartet Glass Dry Erase Board  on Amazon  for $119.99. Perfect for school, business, home office, and even the children's playroom!

I give Quartet Glass Dry Erase Board  five stars,
and a big thumbs up!




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Carols Daughter Almond Milk Restoring Conditioner

Carols Daughter Almond Milk Restoring Conditioner
12-ounce
by
Carols Daughter

I have a confession to make. It's a dry, scaly, scalp. I have tried every treatment out there from dandruff shampoo, to tar and coal based shampoos. From perfumed shampoos, to stinky stuff. From conditioners that are left in and those that are rinsed off, to oils and rinses. Nothing has cured my ails.

Well, sorry, neither has this one! (Betcha thought I was going to say this one has cured me! Ha ha) I wish I could. I really do! Because this stuff left my hair so fabulous feeling!!! I mean really!

Okay, so maybe I am comparing apples to oranges here (heck, who are we kidding? I know I am!) Conditioner is not meant to be a scalp treatment, but rather a hair treatment. Now am I right, or am I right? Of course it is. And Carols Daughter Almond Milk Restoring Conditioner  does just that! It restores natural luster and shine to your hair. And I have very white, 50-something, wiry hair. It is very thick. And very hard to get to look soft and shining. I do not color my hair because I don't like how it feels. But this, well, it brought back luster to my hair that I had been missing for a long time. I simply use a small amount each time I wash my hair, and it makes my hair shine! It also does something I was totally amazed to find it do. It took the fading yellow out of my hair! If you've ever seen someone with white hair, you may have noticed that sometimes it turns a yellowy-looking color. I don't know if that's something environmental, or pigment trying to return, or what. (I'm sure there's a logical explanation for that yellowy look.) I'm not sure. But I know it makes it look dingy. Something someone who works in the public eye doesn't like to see! This conditioner allows my white to shine! And for me, that sold me on the product!

So I highly recommend Carols Daughter Almond Milk Restoring Conditioner, and I give it five stars,
and a big thumbs up!
You can find Carols Daughter Almond Milk Restoring Conditioner  on Amazon it retails for $11.37 for a 12-fluid ounce bottle. And it comes with a convenient pump bottle.



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Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask

Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask
5.1 Fluid Ounce 
by
Lumene

By now, you all know, I am not a beauty care person. I don't wear makeup, and I don't use a lot of beauty products. Skin care is clear water and occasionally hydrocortisone cream for me. But going through a spell of dry skin, I figured, what the heck. Some hydration couldn't hurt. Right?

And along comes the opportunity to review Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask. Thinly applied, I allowed the mask to set for about 10-minutes, and then rinsed off. While it was setting, I could feel it gently pulling. But not like a tightening mask, simply puling a bit as it dried on my face. Which it did not do completely. And for that, I was grateful! My skin was already dry as the Sahara!

After rinsing, I noticed my skin did indeed feel more moist, and fresher. It had a soft glow to it, which was refreshing to look at for a change!

But the real change came when I used the mask again three days later. I used it in the same manner, and this time when I rinsed it off, I noticed a suppleness had returned to my skin that I hadn't seen in a few years! It felt clean, and yes, moisturized! I was amazed! Best of all, my super sensitive skin was not harmed in any way by using the product!

I came back on day 7 and did a third mask. Need I tell you that I was amazed still more by this use? Soft, moistened, younger looking skin was very noticeable. So noticeable in fact, that my clients began to ask me what I had done to my skin? One man asked me if I'd had Botox treatments! Onetold me she knew I had done something, because I looked ten years younger!

Yes, I am sold! I'll be using this as long as they sell it, or until I die! It's just that good!

I give Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask  five stars,
and a big thumbs up!

You can purchase Lumene Lahde Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask on Amazon  for $20.89 for a 5.1-ounce jar. That's about 6 treatments if used sparingly (which I did).  After the first 3 treatments, I cut back to only once a week. So the jar will last about 6 weeks, which is a great price when you consider that! I highly recommend this!



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Amazon Basics 40 Watt Equivalent, Clear, Non-Dimmable, LED Light Bulb - 6 Pack

Amazon Basics 40 Watt Equivalent, Clear, Non-Dimmable, LED Light Bulb - 6 Pack

Okay, what can I say about small light bulbs? Except that they are LED and are equivalent to a 40-watt bulb.

These bulbs are perfect for low wattage lamps, such as small lamps used for accent. But the really great thing I have used them for, has my fridge light! (Yeah, I know, not what they were intended for!) But, when my fridge bulb went out, and I didn't have another appliance bulb available, I substituted one of these bulbs for the regular appliance bulb. And guess what? It works perfectly! It's the perfect wattage, illuminating the interior of my fridge perfectly!

And no, the fridge isn't the only place I used these bulbs! I replaced a regular bulb in a television lamp (yes, I still use one!) next to my television. It is working beautifully as I write this. The light is not harsh, and at an equivalent to 40-watts, it is not overly bright.

I have only been using the bulbs for about 3 weeks, but so far, I have found them to be working as well as, if not better than, other bulbs purchased in the past.

The package comes six bulbs to a box, so there are plenty of spares when you need them! Oh, and did I mention that these bulbs are good for 15,000 hours! (That's equivalent to 13 years if used 3-hours every day!)

I give Amazon Basics 40 Watt Equivalent LED Light Bulbs  five stars,
and a big thumbs up!
You can purchase these bulbs on Amazon  for $30.59, which makes them eligible for free shipping! Not bad when I won't have to replace them for 13-years!  And they are available in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, and 75 watt equivalent bulbs.



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Presto! 95% Biobased Dish Liquid

Presto! 95% Biobased Dish Liquid
25-ounce bottle

I am a die-hard Dawn dishwashing liquid fan. It's all I have used for since the product came out (I know, I'm old as dirt! LOL) But meet a good new friend of mine! Presto! This environmentally friendly dishwashing liquid is bio-based, so you can feel good about using it! It is a mild formula that isn't hard on your hands! And it's tough on oil and grease! (Something that passes my strict requirements for any dishwashing detergent!)

I washed a load of dirty, greasy, pots and pans with this dishwashing liquid and was amazingly pleased at how the detergent pulled the grease from the pans. And it didn't leave my hands feeling grease-covered afterward. Amazing! I had really expected to the product to be inferior to my Dawn, but it matched up test for test!

I used it as a laundry pre-treatment on an oil stain (something only Dawn has passed in my testing before), and amazingly, it took the oil stain right out of the shirt I pre-treated! (I know, not the typical use for dishwashing detergent, but something I have used for years! Saves me a ton in money, and works better than any pre-treatment I've ever purchased!)  And the lemony-fresh scent isn't bad either!

I found Presto! to be a superior product to most dishwashing liquids on the market today. And the fact that it is 95% bio-based, comes in a 25-ounce bottle, and is purchased in a six pack at a time, makes it an economical, sensible purchase for anyone today! If you're worried about the environment, want clean, grease-free dishes, then let me recommend to you Presto!

I give Presto! five stars,
and a big thumbs up!

You can purchase Presto! on Amazon for $16.95 for a box of 6 25-ounce bottles.



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Fisher Chef's Naturals Walnuts

Fisher
Chef's Naturals
Walnut Halves and Pieces
2 oz.

I may not be a great chef, but I love to cook. And I am a relatively new vegan. So I was thrilled to received a bag of Fisher's Chef's Naturals Walnuts! What a great way to get, not only Omega 3 Fatty Acids, so crucial to our diets, but also protein, especially for the vegan who relies upon nuts, legumes, and beans to provide much needed protein.

Tasty, and fresh, these walnut haves and pieces were delicious right from the bag, or baked into my vegan banana nut bread (made with almond flour!). Delicious!

The 2-oz. bag provides 1/2 cup of walnuts, which is perfect for a nut bread! The pre-measured amount means less measuring for you!

I have trusted in Fisher nut products for years, and while there is always the possibility, in all the years I have been using their nuts, I have never found a piece of a nut shell! And that's saying a lot because I've been using them for many, many years!

I give Fisher Chef's Naturals Walnuts Halves and Pieces five stars,
and a big thumbs up!
You can find Fisher's Chef's Naturals Walnut Halves and Pieces at your local market, or on Amazon.



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