Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GrowVeg Vegetable Garden Planner

Planning, Planting, growing and harvesting a garden can be a complicated mind blowing thing, but with GrowVeg they make it so much easier. You tell them what you want to plant, they tell you when to plant it, how to grow it, and where to place it in your garden. They even keep track of this years garden, and help you plan next years from this years. You can even print your plans.
Very nice little program, for keeping track of what you have planted, where it is planted, and helps you design your garden. I like that it helps keep track of your planting dates. The program is a bit basic but the wealth of information on their website is amazing. A little and a lot of everything you need to plant and grow a successful garden. The program is online, so nothing to download. You never have to worry about a computer crash taking your garden plans away either.


This car backseat organizer is a great thing for cleaning up your car. There is lots of room in this 23 x 15 inch organizer. It has a nice plastic locking clip to hold it to your headrest, and has ties at the bottom to lace it around your seat. There are plnty of compartments both velcro and open. You can put water bottles, baby bottles, sippy cups, or soda cans in this and not have to worry about loosing them or spilling them. This is not just good for the little ones. If you spend your days in the car you can fill it full of adult stuff too. If you have no passengers up front just spin this around and it is a mobile upright desk, plenty of room for notepads, car chargers, cell phone, small tablets, ink pens and more.
It has:
•4 loops for pens, pencils, and glasses
•2 mesh pockets forwater bottles, baby bottles and soda cans.
•Large and small mesh pockets for your smartphone, ipad, snacks, books and toys
•1 pouch pocket with a fold-over flap for keeping items like medications out of the sunlight
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Paracord Braclet and Paracord Grenade

This is a really cool set, either one alone would be a nice addition to any outdoors kit, but having both together is even better. I have not opened them up mainly because opening them up would mean when we are out camping or fishing, I wouldn't be able to have them with me since once you open them good luck getting them put back together. I did however play with the bracelets fire starter stick and it did work and it worked well. The cord feels very high quality. These would make a great gift for any one on your list who likes being outdoors, hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Bru Joy Milk Frother Generation 2 - Renovated!

This is a very nice stainless steel frother. It runs on 2 AA batteries. It is very easy to clean up, just run the blade under warm water, and wipe the base off with a damp cloth. It is not dishwasher safe.
It is not as fast as an electric one, but you will get frothed milk. I used it to froth hot candle wax for a decorated look on a ice cream sundae candle and it worked great.
I received mine during a promotion to try and review.
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Spotlight tour for Once in a Blue Moon Vicki Crum

Once in a Blue Moon
Vicki Crum

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Rebecca J Vickery
Date of Publication: May15, 2015

ISBN: 1512032964

Number of pages: 171
Word Count: 70,000

Cover Artist: Joshua Shinn

Book Description:

Casey Montgomery’s lifelong addiction to “bad boys” has brought her nothing but heartache. Just as she swears off alpha males forever, a brief, torrid encounter with one of the hottest, Harley-riding, leather-jacketed hunks she’s ever seen leaves her reeling---and worse, jeopardizes her carefully laid plans to meet and fall in love with a nice, dependable nerd.

Jake Benedict has been around the block enough times to recognize his mate when he meets her, a gorgeous werewolf with a case of latent genes who doesn’t have a clue about her true identity. Jake is just the were to teach Casey about her ancient heritage and coax her feral side into revealing itself.

While Casey can’t resist the intense physical attraction she feels for Jake, she’s determined to freeze him out emotionally. Can Jake break through Casey’s defenses and prove to her once and for all that he’s one bad boy who’s playing for keeps?

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          Casey Montgomery snapped to attention, her gaze darting toward the street, as the snarling roar of a motorcycle engine ripped through the tranquil morning. There were two things guaranteed to make Casey sit up and pant like a puppy. One was the deep musky scent of well-worn leather, and the other was that sound—the sound of speed and power that had her blood sizzling like hot oil and a wicked vision of vibrant, seductive man shimmering in her brain. It was a conditioned response she didn’t seem to have any control over.
            Casey’s gaze latched onto the bike, and the broad, leather-jacketed back of the guy who guided it deftly through traffic as though he and the bike were one. She ached with the need to see him better, to learn something about him…where he’d come from and where he was headed. To climb up behind him and hang on tight, feel the warm wind caressing her face and whipping through her hair.
            Heaving her purse into the back of her lime-green VW convertible, Casey slid behind the steering wheel, cranked up the engine, and squealed backwards out of her parking spot. It was fortunate that someone was waiting to pull in behind her, slowing the flow of traffic on the busy downtown Manhattan Beach street.
            What madness spurred her to dash in and out of traffic for the next half-mile or so until she was directly behind the motorcycle, pursuing it down the coastal road out of town, she would never know. But pursue it she did, as if every last brain cell she possessed had turned to rot. For as long as Casey could remember, she’d had a weakness for bad boys. Her affliction went beyond mere feminine curiosity, or even a fascination with what some might call the masculine mystique. No, what Casey suffered from was a serious case of throw-your-good-sense-out-the-window-and-jump-right-in syndrome when it came to this particular brand of men.
            The stranger sat the bike with the confidence and poise of a man certain of his place in the world. He had an aura around him, something indefinable, some kind of mysterious X factor that filled Casey with a wild, reckless yearning to be near him.
            When the road widened, she hit the gas and swung out into the left lane, drawing abreast of him just as a red light up ahead forced them both to slow to a stop. All she wanted was a look at his face. She willed him to turn and look at her, and when he did her breath got all balled up in her chest. His eyes were hidden behind mirrored sunglasses, but what she could make out below the line of his helmet—lean cheeks and a strong, masculine jaw—Casey had to bite her lip against a raw, almost feral surge of attraction.
            The light turned green, and he shot Casey a smile as he revved the powerful engine and took off. She was so rattled by the brief encounter, it was all she could do to keep the VW in her own lane as she stomped on the gas pedal and shot forward after him.
            Dear Lord, what was happening to her? She’d suffered through enough disastrous relationships with alpha-male types that she’d long since sworn off anyone who could even remotely be classified as a bad boy, a maverick, a renegade. A man whose inbred machismo blinded him to any other needs but his own. Even at her lowest point, she’d never behaved quite this irrationally.
            Releasing her death grip on the steering wheel, one shaky hand at a time, Casey dried her sweaty palms off on her skirt. As she did so, she spotted a place to pull off the road in a secluded little turn-out and regroup. With her heart still careening along like an out-of-control bobsled, she steered the tiny convertible over into the right hand lane and off the road.
            After bringing the car to a too-sudden stop, Casey turned off the engine and flipped down the sun visor to squint into the small rectangular mirror. Sure enough, her cheeks flamed as bright as a blood-red sunset. What a mortifying turn of events. Dare she hope the man hadn’t observed her chasing him down like a wild beast?
Casey fanned her face with one hand, while taking a surreptitious glance around. She was parked in a shady nook across the road from a popular local beach. The lure of the ocean and the warm Southern California sun had drawn the usual crowd out to enjoy the early summer day. Ripples of laughter could be heard from across the way, mingled with the occasional bark of a dog and the ever-constant roar of the surf tumbling against the shore.
            Casey’s pulse rate had almost returned to normal when her stomach leapt at the familiar purr of a fine-tuned Harley coming from over her left shoulder. The powerful machine came to a halt about fifteen feet away in a rolling cloud of loose dirt. Casey wet her lips as she watched the most gorgeous man she had ever laid eyes on swing one denim-clad leg over the leather seat and dismount. Her mouth fell open as he ambled toward her, pulling off his helmet to reveal a healthy head of sable brown hair highlighted by an occasional streak of gold. The streaks in his hair and his deeply tanned skin testified to what she already knew—he was accustomed to spending a lot of time outdoors.
            “You all right?” he asked, casually dangling his dark blue helmet from long, lean fingers.
            He stood not three feet from her car, hip cocked to the side, tall and solid and so strikingly handsome Casey thought he must be a mirage.
            Easy enough to find out, she thought, opening her door and stepping out. She’d come too far. There would be no retreat from this humiliating predicament, so she might as well bluster her way through. She reached up with the intent of removing his sunglasses and quickly found her wrist caught in a firm, yet gentle grip. The sharp sound her breath made as it got stuck in her throat echoed loud in the silence.
            “I just wanted to see your eyes,” she said, her voice nothing more than a faint puff of air.
            One dark eyebrow rose above the thin metal rim of his shades. “Yeah? I was wondering why you nearly ran yourself off the road back there.” He punctuated his teasing comment with a deliciously sexy grin.
            Who cared about his eyes? That smile was enough to turn her insides to pureed squash. That and the aroma of leather that jumped out and blind-sided her as he moved in close. Leather and something even more feral. Whatever it was invaded her bloodstream and set every cell in her body on fire.
            He let go of her wrist to cup the side of her face. Casey was ridiculously touched by his
gentleness even as her desire to be as close as humanly possible to this man raged out of control.
            His need suddenly seemed to rear up and collide with hers. Yanking her into his arms, he
pressed close, close enough that she could see every minuscule line and tiny freckle on his face.

Then his mouth crashed down over hers.

About the Author:

Vicki Crum writes both contemporary and paranormal romance. She lives with her husband of 40 years in a small, enchanted seaside community in Southern California. She has two grown daughters and two adorable grandchildren, Bella and Jackson, whom she loves to distraction. Vicki loves to talk to her readers.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ally & Joe Baby Car Mirror

This is a great mirror for keeping an eye on baby and baby to keep an eye on you. This is a very large mirror, the mirror part is about 11 x 7 inches. it has 2 straps on the back for mounting to the headrest. Once attached it is fully adjustable, it has a swivel base to get your line of vision just right, and baby's too. This is made of plastic so no worry with it cracking or breaking. It is very lightweight just in case it should fall, but if attached correctly it should never fall.
  Sometimes when baby is fussing just seeing mommy or daddy can calm them, with this wonderful mirror baby can see you too.
This would make a great shower gift for any mommy to be.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Grill Brush 3X

Great grill brush, has 3 sets of bristles to make cleaning the grill quick and easy. Has a long non slip grip handle. The bristles part is about 6 inches long. It is safe for all grill types. I have a infrared grill and worked like a charm. Don't leave it out in the weather though the spokes that hold the bristles did start to rust.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Cycling Gloves by: Innovative Products

I married a true biker, I compete with a Harley for #1 position in his heart. He has several pairs of riding gloves. When I was offered a pair at a huge discount I jumped on it.
My husband tried the gloves on and instantly liked them. He has a couple of pairs that snag on his wedding ring, these did not. He has a pair that is just very tight on his fingers, these are not. Some of his are not very flexible, with this pair he had full control of his hand, flexing and bending. Some gloves the fingers are way to long, not these they fit just below the joint of his fingers. They are soft and comfortable, and he loves the placement of the gel padding. The gloves fit him perfectly in all ways.
I received this item at a discount during a promotion for testing and reviewing

The Ancient Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

This is something I have wanted for a long time, and I am thrilled with it. I am a from scratch cook and love anything and everything with DIY, so grinding my own salt. pepper, and spices makes me very happy. I love that it is Dual, my kitchen is small and full of gadgets, so having a dual anything leaves me a little room for something else.
The grinding blades on this salt and pepper grinder are great, they are ceramic not plastic so will last a very very long time. It grind is adjustable by twisting the nut, go from fine to course with a twist or 2.
Each end has a easy pop off lid, so no mess. It is stainless steel and Acrylic, it is also BPA free. It is also modern sleek and beautiful, oh yea and refillable!!
Great in any kitchen and also a great gift.
I did receive mine during a promo at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stewart® Freeze Dried Duck Liver Treats for Dogs

I have never tried freeze dried dog treats before, heck I have never seen freeze dried dog treats either. When I opened the container, which has a great air tight seal by the way, i was a little lost on the look of these treats at first. I cannot fully describe the look, they are multi sized bite sized pieces, kind of tan colored, anyway they look a little weird, unlike other dog treats I have used and I use a lot of treats. They have a different smell, it's not horrible, but it isn't cake either. The smell does not jump out of the container and smack you in the face either it is kind of mild.
  The true test was when I gave Mr. Mighty Mouse Dog (my dog) one, he sniffed it for about 1 second then devoured it then begged for more.
  Now for the good stuff, the ingredients simply duck liver and nothing else, no preservatives or anything. I don't like feeding humans a lot of junk and I don't like feeding it to my dogs either.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

100% USDA Organic Ultra Hydrating Face Moisturizer

This product is 100% USDA Organic, there are very few products that can say that, so I was excited to try it. Now I live in Florida and it is one of the hotter summers and the humidity is through the roof.  I work during the day so no one is home when the mail runs usually. When my package arrived it was one of those days. When I opened my package I was a little dismayed. This Moisturizer is supposed to be the consistency of a balm, mine was the consistency of olive oil. I let it set for a day, and well it was no better. I then contacted the seller. She emailed me back very quickly. She told me it should be like a balm and to put it in the fridge. I did and after stirring it well a few times it did harden up. i am adding this t my review because I feel that it should be known before purchasing.
 Now as for the product itself It is a great moisturizer. It left my face feeling very hydrated and very soft. it only takes a little bit so the container will last a while. This product is also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, cruelty-free. There is no Animal testing.

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

IntelliGLASS Hardened Glass Screen Protector

This is a great screen protector. It is made of real glass and was so easy to apply, it was almost like magnetic.I held it over my phone screen and when it got real close to touching it was almost like a magnet. It took 2 tries to get it totally straight, but that was my fault, my hands shake. 
 It also came with a cleaning cloth, alcohol wipe, the screen protector of course, and easy to follow instructions. It all comes in a nice bifold case. The screen protector is in a protective plastic envelope, to protect it.
   It fit my Samsung Galaxy s6 perfectly. It is completely clear, and does not impede my touch screen at all. It has no glues on it so when you remove it, it will not leave a residue.  
I did receive mine free in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Microfiber Polishing Cloth for Stainless Steel

Very nice cloth, I took it to work with me for the stainless steel that has to be cleaned and shined. We use a product called Sheila Shine for cleaning the stainless. This worked great for the stainless that just needed wiped down, that has had the Sheila Shine on it before. I used it dry one day. The next day I used it wet and it cleaned the dribbles and stuff on the doors nicely. As for fingerprints and oily spots, without a cleaner it really didn't do a lot. It is very soft and does not scratch so I will continue to use it. I did put a light mist of the Shelia Shine on it and put it in a plastic bag and it works great, I just pull it out of the bag wipe it over the stainless, the stick it back in the plastic baggie.
I did receive this through a promotion in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, June 26, 2015

NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate

 It smells really good, it is all natural, it does have a warmness to it when applied. It leaves my skin really soft. I have used it a couple of weeks, and my tummy area does look to be firming a little, it is not as rigid as it was, but I have to wonder if I stop using the cream will my tummy go back rigid?
Any way I guess that is a long term thought but for now while using it, I rally like it.
  It contains 20+ Flab fighting ingredients including: Caffeine, Sandalwood, CoQ10, Birch, Buchu, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Hibiscus, Butcher's Broom, Kola Nut, Cayenne, Juniper, Ivy, L'Carnitine, Bladderwack, Horsetail, Horse Chestnut, Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Cat's Claw, Ginkgo, Gotu Cola, Fennel, Kelp and others.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Galaxy S6 Premium Metal Brushed Phone CaseReally nice

Really great case for my Samsung S 6 phone.  I love the color, the picture did not do the color any justice though. It is made of a very strong but light weight Aluminum. Mine is red on the outside and black on the inside. As you can see the holes are in the correct spots and does not impede my camera in any way. It will definitely protect my phone from scratches.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Hudson Cast Iron Cleaner XL 7x7 Premium Stainless

I have heard about cast iron cleaners like this before and have wanted to try them, but I was afraid. My pans are quite old and I have cooked many years in them to get them seasoned just right and was terrified of undoing all of that. I got this in the mail, opened the little box it comes in looked at it, folded it back up and stuck it back in the box, still afraid.
  I took it off my desk and into the kitchen and set it on the window sill next to my other dish implements, and walked away, still afraid of it.
  I made a Cheesy potato smoked sausage casserole for dinner, you cook the sausage in the pan, dump the boiled potatoes in and pour a roux made of cheesy goodness on then bake. Then serve in the pan. Now first off have you ever cooked smoked sausage? It makes a real nice gooey sticky mess, them dump other stuff in a back that gooey mess with more gooey cheesy goo and you really got a mess, plus setting it on a table and serving out of it, then having to wait a little after dinner for it to cool enough to put the left overs into a storage dish. Yep you got a real mess on your hands. I make this a lot usually I have to fill the pan with hot water set it back on the stove and boil it a little to get the goo to soften up then scrub and scrub and then scrub some more to get my pan clean.
 So being tired that night I decided to get over my fear of using the iron cleaner. I am one happy girl. It worked like a charm. I did pour hot water in the pan and let it set a couple of minutes before starting, but only took a few minutes and I had a clean pan, and still had all my years of seasoning still in the pan. I love this Hudson Cast Iron Cleaner, and will be buying a couple to use as gifts for my girls, who I have given cast iron pans too.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Simian 10 in 1 Autoloading Ratchet Screwdriver Multi Tool

My husband has found a new love. He has used this several times already and we have only had it a few days. He also has shown several people. He loves everything about it from the ratchet action to changing the bits without having to pull them out and put them back in. He likes having the extra star and square bits and the extension and that they are housed inside the screwdriver itself. There is a total of 9 bits and a extension. This is magnetic, with a strong magnet. Four bits inside the rotating chamber. It has a 3 way ratchet system, forward, reverse, and locked. It's really a cool set up, the top of the screwdriver pops up to let the rotating part move and also to get to the extra bits stored inside.  Great product and would make a great gift. I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

PhotoKing Selfie Stick

I am not a huge selfie type person like a lot of people I know, but it is nice to have a few pictures of my Husband and I when we are out and about together. I thought it was a huge thing when I got my first phone with the reversible camera on it, where I could hold it out in front of us and see whether I was getting the shot or not. Now with this selfie stick It is really great to get some really great pictures since My arm isn't 3 feet long we were kind of cramped together to get us both but this has a telescopic handle that stretches to 3 1/2  feet. I can have tons of pictures of us. I bet you are asking how I take the picture, this sucker is bluetooth enabled and has a small button on the handle just pair the phone with the the stick via bluetooth, then put your phone on the stick, bring the camera up and click the button. It is very lightweight so not hard to hold out long enough to get that perfect picture. It comes with a micro USB cord to charge it with. I knew I needed to read the instruction manual since I have never played with one of these, that took about 2 minutes. It is so easy. This is very sturdy so I am not afraid to use it and do not fear breaking my phone if it popped out.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Classique Julienne Vegetable Peeler & Slicer with bonus brush

Great peeler and great julienner. Also love the silicone bristled brush. I love the non slip handle, the potato eye extractor. The blade is extremely sharp for quick peeling and julienning. but be careful you don't peel your fingers.  It also spirals veggies and fruits.
The peeler has dual blades one side it for peeling the other is for julienning. It is made of stainless steel and seems to be very sturdy. It has a hook on the end for hanging. There are 2 nubs one on each side for digging out potato eyes or bad spots. The blades seem to be extremely sharp and peeled very quickly without having to put loads of pressure on it. I do think the julienne side made the pieces a bit thin though.
It is very easy to clean up just swish around in some hot soapy water or toss in the dishwasher.
 The bonus silicone brush is great for brushing on bbq sauce, oil or butter on pastries and breads.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

Shed Ninja Long and Short Hair Dog and Cat Groomin

I really love this shed Ninja's pet brush, it is dual sided, has soft bristles on one side, and stainless steel bristles on the other. The bristle pad on the stainless steel side is flexible, the handle is rubber and non slip, and also pivots while brushing. It does not seem to pull like regular brushes, my pets and I both like that. Either side glide gently and smoothly across my pets fur, and they think they are being petted. I own other pet Ninja pet grooming products, and really like them, they are high quality products.
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.