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Quote of the day for July 25, 2016

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

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Quote of the day for July 24, 2016

A dream is your creative vision for you life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. - Denis Waitley

Wireless Mouse

This Wireless mouse is great! It works very well. My husband loves it.

Wireless Mouse https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=wireless+mouse&field-brandtextbin=acctrend

This mouse has a button on the top of it that will allow you speed up or slow down the speed of the pointer. There are buttons on the side of it that will allow you to page forward or page backward. This mouse is available on Amazon. At about $10 it's practically a steal for how well it works. It appears to be made well as well. Aarron's been using this mouse for a couple weeks now and it all still works as it should. For this I give this product a big thumbs up!

This mouse has a USB plug that you plug into the USB slot on your computer. Once it's plugged in, turn it on, let the program download, and it's ready to go. Super easy to set up and super easy to use.  I don't know about you, but I like easy. I'm one that is technologically challenged. So, when it comes to anything to do with a computer or cell phone, easy is what I need.

Wireless Mouse https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=wireless+mouse&field-brandtextbin=acctrend

This mouse is listed at 1600 dpi. Now I have no clue what that means, but Aarron says that means it can be very fast. So far he absolutely loves this thing. He said that it works really well. He uses it on a laptop and runs it just on the small area under the keyboard. He sets the mouse speed at it's highest and he has no problem using this in such a small area.

So, all in all, this is a great product. It works well and works as it says it should. Because of this I have to give this a 5 star review.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the day for July 23, 2016

Chase your passion, not your pension. - Denis Waitley

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Cabinet Locks

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Ever since I had my first child, cabinet locks have a part of life. I have to be honest and say that I absolutely hate them. However, I still use them because I want to make sure my kids can't get into anything they shouldn't.

Cabinet Locks http://amzn.to/29ZKTnA

This is a new type of cabinet lock. They are magnetic. Because I have a love/hate relationship with cabinet locks, I am trying to be objective on these. I have found several pros to these locks over the typical locks. First off, they are easier to open. You just place the magnetic "key" against the lock and it opens.

It is so much easier than fighting with the older types. Another pro for these locks is that the set also comes with 4 electric socket covers. I still have these on every outlet that does not have something plugged into it.

The final pro that I have found with these locks would be the construction. It's a thick plastic so they should last for a while.

Cabinet Locks http://amzn.to/29ZKTnA

Now for the cons. Honestly, other than the fact that I don't like cabinet locks, there is only one thing that I can find wrong with this set. It is a little too possible to lose the "keys". The package says to place them somewhere safe, out of reach of the kids. However, my problem seems to be that when I put something in a safe place, I can't ever find it it again.

All in all, this is a great set to keep the kiddos safe from all the household chemicals that we tend to use. You can get your set on Amazon here.  Compared to other cabinet locks this set is a little pricey at 27 dollars, but I think the construction of them makes it worth the money.

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day for July 22, 2016

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners...Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving towar excellence. - Denis Waitley

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Glass Drinking Straws

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Have you ever tried glass drinking straws? Me either. Until now that is.

Glass Drinking Straws http://amzn.to/2arKYxL

They come packaged in a nice box that could be used to give this to someone else. The way they are packaged insures they should not break during transportation. This set comes with 6 glass straws and a brush to make cleaning oh so much easier.

Glass Drinking Straws http://amzn.to/2arKYxL

I have to say, that for me personally, I still on the fence about these straws. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that there is nothing to throw away and yet I can still use a straw with my drink. I just don't much  like that they are glass.

I tend to be a bit accident prone so I'm afraid I will end up with glass in my drink when I break one. Not to mention with kids around, they are bound to get broken. My kids are all a little older, but it still seems that I can't keep anything glass around for too long.

So while I do love the idea of these straws, I just wish they were made of something other than glass. They are really easy to clean with the brush. It gets the edges all the way through with little to no fighting it. I also love that they are clear so you can tell when they are clean. As a final pro to getting this set, it's not overly expensive.

However, I have a set of stainless steel straws as well and I love that I don't have to worry about them breaking. So, all in all this is probably not something I personally will buy again, but for those who can use and keep glass around this would be a great option.

You can get yours on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2arKYxL

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

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Quote of the day for July 21, 2016

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. - Denis Waitley

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Wall Clock

Are you looking for a new wall clock? I may have found the one you want!

Wall Clock http://fave.co/2ajMVMU

I know this picture doesn't show it very well, but it has a humidity meter and a temperature scale inside the clock as well. I have to say I was a bit surprised at the size of the clock. It's pretty big. I know you can't tell by the picture but it takes up almost the whole wall here.

I know that our house is small (we live in a travel trailer), but this clock is big! If you need a clock for someone having trouble seeing most clocks, this would be the one you want. It is easy to read, even the two smaller gauges inside the face of the clock.

Wall clock http://fave.co/2ajMVMU

This is a better picture of the gauges inside the face of the clock. Yes, my house is really that hot right now. Our A/C died a few days ago. Anyhow, I like the looks of this clock. So far, it has kept time (it takes one AA battery, not included), and the gauges appear to be working properly.

It will go with just about any decor. The rim is a silver rustic looking color. The face of the clock is almost a cream color. It was very easy to get it up and running. This is definitely a keeper for me. I love easy, and this clock certainly fits the bill. Put the battery in, set the time, put the cover back on, and hang it on the wall. So far this one has been running for 2 weeks on the same battery.

You can get yours on Amazon here for $36.80 (price is subject to change). I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day July 20, 2016

It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged. - Edward W. Ziegler

Solar Lights

My Dad is in need of a new porch light. We live out in the middle of nowhere so it's very dark when the sun goes down. I saw these solar lights and thought I would give them a try.

Solar Lights http://fave.co/2ajLkq9

I love the design and they look good on my Dad's trailer. While they do work well, if they are in direct sunlight all day long. If they are not in direct sunlight all day long, they will not work for the entire night. They only worked for about 6 hours under direct sunlight for 4 hours a day.

Solar Light

So all in all I only gave them a 4 star review on Amazon. The way my Dad's house sits, there is no way that I can put these near the front door (which is where we need the light at). The design is good, but the solar part I guess isn't very well thought out. I don't know of anyone who could put these at their front door and have them work all night.

They come in a set of two for $16.98 on Amazon. The price is good and they do work. But if you need something that is going to last through the night, you have to make sure the solar panel on the top of the light is in direct sunlight all day long. Otherwise they will only work for about 6 hours (this is just an estimate).

Overall, I do like these lights as they worked better than the last one I got. That one has the same problem with the solar charging, but it only worked for 3 days. Now it doesn't come on at all even if it is left in direct sunlight all day. So, this set does work better and it does provide the light in early evening and night so I guess I can't complain too much.

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day July 19,2016

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions, the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Rifle Scope

I finally got a rifle scope for my .22. I have always wanted one cause I just think they look kinda cool.

Rifle Scope http://amzn.to/29ZePi1

I know you really can't tell from the picture, but it even has a laser site on it. I can't wait to go shooting with this gun now. I've had the gun for several years, it's the only gun my daughter will shoot. I actually bought it for her.

Rifle Scope http://amzn.to/29ZePi1

The picture above shows how it looks on the gun. We have to site it in yet, but we will be doing that tomorrow. The crosshairs on the inside of the scope even light up. I was amazed when I saw this. This usually only come on high end scopes. I never thought I would be able to own something like this.

Rifle Scope http://amzn.to/29ZePi1

The crosshairs have three different lighting settings. You can turn them red, at high, medium, or low. Green at high, medium, or low, or not lighted.I guess this would depend on how you prefer the crosshair. Loud and bright or dim and kinda in the background.

Rifle Scope

Does that not look like a mean gun now. It's only a .22 but I still like it. It has anti-glare shield on the lens so you should be able to see in any light. I look forward to using this scope on this gun and hopefully my next.

It also comes with extra batteries, a soft lens wipe,  an extra clamp to put it on a larger size rifle, and the smaller clamp to put on, say a .22. This is definitely a loved addition to my armory.

You can get yours at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PRVLMK4 for $52.99. This is pretty inexpensive for this type of rifle scope. I have seen them as high as $300. If you enjoy shooting rifles or hunting, this is definitely something you will want.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day July 18, 2016

Take the attitude of a student. Never be too big to ask questions. Never know too much to learn something new. - Og mandino

Dry Brush Set


I've seen the dry brush before but I have never tried one of them...until now.

Dry Brush Set

I jumped at the opportunity to try this dry brush because I have heard such good things about them. They are supposed to help with circulation among other things. They also help to remove dead skin allowing you skin to glow.

Dry Brush Set http://fave.co/2ajnRWk

This particular set also comes with a small brush for the face. The way my skin feels after use is amazing. So soft and it just looks healthy. I have only been using this for about two weeks, but I have noticed that my skin doesn't look as dry as it used to.

Dry Brush Set http://fave.co/2ajnRWk

To use this set, you always want to brush toward the heart as this is supposed to help your circulation. I don't know how true that statement is, but it definitely can't hurt. You are also supposed to start at the outermost regions of the body, such as the hands or the feet and work toward the heart or trunk of the body.

Dry Brush Set

You can find this set here. It's on Amazon for $19.95. If this really does help your circulation it would definitely be worth the price for that alone. But hey, why do you have to do something nice for yourself just because it's healthy? It just feels good and it is relaxing (at least for me). I try to set aside a little time every day, or right after my shower.

This is a great product that is made well. I love the wood handles. The bristles are sturdy, but not to the point they hurt. When done your skin should have a pinkish tinge, but not red. If your skin gets red try to not push so hard.

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Dry Brush Set from SpaVerde

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I've seen the dry brush before but I have never tried one of them...until now.

Dry Brush Set

I jumped at the opportunity to try this dry brush because I have heard such good things about them. They are supposed to help with circulation among other things. They also help to remove dead skin allowing you skin to glow.

Dry Brush Set http://fave.co/2ajnRWk

This particular set also comes with a small brush for the face. The way my skin feels after use is amazing. So soft and it just looks healthy. I have only been using this for about two weeks, but I have noticed that my skin doesn't look as dry as it used to.

Dry Brush Set http://fave.co/2ajnRWk

To use this set, you always want to brush toward the heart as this is supposed to help your circulation. I don't know how true that statement is, but it definitely can't hurt. You are also supposed to start at the outermost regions of the body, such as the hands or the feet and work toward the heart or trunk of the body.

Dry Brush Set

You can find this set here. It's on Amazon for $19.95. If this really does help your circulation it would definitely be worth the price for that alone. But hey, why do you have to do something nice for yourself just because it's healthy? It just feels good and it is relaxing (at least for me). I try to set aside a little time every day, or right after my shower.

This is a great product that is made well. I love the wood handles. The bristles are sturdy, but not to the point they hurt. When done your skin should have a pinkish tinge, but not red. If your skin gets red try to not push so hard.

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day July 17, 2016

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win. - Og Mandino

Garden Sprayer

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I have to say, I have so many hoses in my yard it's ridiculous! The problem is, we have one spigit at the wrong end of the house (I will have to show pictures of this some day). So I have adapters for more hoses, it's actually kinda comical to look at it. Anyhow, I got a garden sprayer the other day which is really nice.

Garden Sprayer http://fave.co/2aj4n4a

The set comes with the sprayer, 2 quick connectors, washers, and O rings. This set is really nice because I use the hose up front of the house for watering the tree and we use it to wash cars and whatever else needs it. So having a sprayer on this hose is a pain.

This one made things so much easier though. To put it on, you just push it in until it clicks. To take it off, you pull down on the quick connector and pull it out. Simple! I love simple.

Garden Sprayer

So now, we have a sprayer on the hose when we need it, and when I use it to water the tree it takes no time at all to remove it. We now have the best of both worlds. It's amazing.

If you would like to get your own quick release garden sprayer you can do so here. I promise, if you use one hose for many different things it will come in handy to have the quick connector.

I got this other set a while back (see it here), that I still use, but I like this one better. The other one I got has the quick connectors, but the whole set is plastic. The good thing about this new set is that it is more metal (especially in the needed places). So, while I do like and use both sets, I think that I am liking this new one a little more.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the day July 16, 2016

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

 

Keliwa Muffin and Cupcake Pan


So, I got this Keliwa Muffin and Cupcake Pan a few days ago. After my experience with the silicone baking mats, I was excited to try the muffin and cupcake pan. And rightly so, it preformed up to par with the silicone baking mats. So now I have another one coming too.

Keliwa Muffin Pan http://fave.co/2agJaYr

These muffins are Awesome, but that's another blog post altogether. As you can see the muffins came out the pan beautifully! I only had one that tried to stick (probably because of the chocolate in them) but even then it wasn't bad at all.

Keliwa Muffin Pan http://fave.co/2agJaYr

The picture above shows the one that tried to stick. Like I said it wasn't bad, just a small little bit. So far, I am loving this muffin pan and I can just about guarantee I will be using it again and again. I got this muffin tin through Amazon at this link: http://bit.ly/1SIneID

Keliwa Muffin Pan http://fave.co/2agJaYr

This picture shows the bottom of the muffin I made. You can see it came out pretty clean. I generally use paper cups inside my muffin pan so that my muffins don't stick. Of course using those, generally half the muffin sticks to the paper. This stops that from happening. You get the whole muffin rather than just a part of it.

Keliwa Muffin Pan http://fave.co/2agJaYr

You can see my video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytSSJ2ZtwsA where I show how easy it is to clean just by running my finger over the little bits left in the pan. It comes off so easy.

 

I can totally see me using these Keliwa pans all the time. I love to bake and I am always doing some sort of bread, cookie, or muffin. This is a great alternative to using the paper cups for easier clean up.

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Renee

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