So silky soft to wear. – Brightly Essentials High Low Tunic Top with Split Back.


The rayon fabric of this shirt is just perfect. It is soft and flowy. The fabric feels so soft and smooth against your skin. I received ths shirt in a size medium. I wear a 36C in bras, and this shirt fits perfectly. The fabric is a great thickness. I am just thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review Brightly Essentials High Low Tunic Top with Split Back. I have a lot of issues with man made fabrics, but this rayon is absolutely wonderful.
The size medium fits my upper body as expected. I am 5’3″ and it is definitely a tunic length on my body. It will look great with my yoga style carpi’s with wide leg openings. It will also be gorgeous with a form fitting skirt. This shirt is so feminine, yet sexy. My husband says he absolutely loves the open back. This shirt is made out of 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex. The spandex helps this shirt keep it’s shape. It comes with those clear loops sewn into the shoulder area. The shirt can be hung up with these if so desired. This fabric really doesn’t wrinkle, so I just cut these loops out. I always do. I can never keep them from popping out while I’m wearing the garment. This beautiful shirt is also made in the USA. This is very important to my family, and we try to buy American made as much as we can. It is also getting harder and harder to find affordable, well made  American products. This product can be hand washed or washed on gentle. I have a  larger lingerie bag that is perfect for this shirt. The split back design can get caught and pulled, that is why I am highly recommending a lingerie bag for washing. The material itself washes very well. The stitching and hemming was also done very well on this shirt. I own another Brightly shirt, and I am really enjoying their products. Nothing but sheer comfort and quality.

If you would like to purchase this shirt, it can be seen here on Amazon:

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One wonderful pan to cook on. – Ozeri’s Green Earth Pan.


I pretty much do all of the cooking in my home. I have numerous life threatening allergies, especially to many foods, preservatives, and artificial flavorings and ingredients. In other words, I have to make everything from scratch. My cooking tools are extremely important t me. I have no time to bother with inferior products. I was just thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to review Ozeri’s Green Earth Pan in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

This is a really neat pan. I have had stainless steel, iron, and non stick, but this is my first ceramic coated pan I have owned. This is a 10″ pan. The sides are pretty high too which is great for family cooking. The ceramic coating is a Greblon ceramic coating made in Germany. There are no harmful metals or chemicals involved in it. It is free of PTFE and PFOA. This coating is  a non stick coating too. This ceramic coating is also scratch resistant. The handle has a silicone coating. This makes it easy to hold on to. Silicone has a high heat resistant value to it, 450 degrees F. This is induction oven safe. There is a beehive pattern to the coating. This actually gives an elevated surface causing air pockets which help to distribute the heat throughout the pan and the food. You can actually easily cook an omelet easily in this pan. The same goes for pancakes, steaks, burgers and so on. It’s wonderful.

This pan is also very easily to clean. As with non stick pans, I always use non abrasive soaps and sponges, and utensils. They even include a thick felt pan liner to ensure your pan’s life longevity. This pan is solid. It should last a long time. You really can’t beat a well made pan in the kitchen. It really makes cooking easier and faster. This pan is now one of my favorites.

To purchase this pan, it can be found here at Sears:

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Beautiful and quite comfortable to wear. – Stanzino’s Maxi Dress


This is actually my first maxi dress. I am 5’3″ and tend to wear shorter dresses. I ordered this dress in a size medium, so it would flow more. I normally wear a size 4/5 depending on the brand. I usually wear a medium in shirts since my bra size is a 36C. This dress is long on me. I will either have to wear heels or have the dress hemmed. I will probably hem it, since I would more than likely fall flat on my face in heels, lol. I was afforded the opportunity to review this Stanzino dress from Amazon, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. I am really glad too. This dress is made very well and is oh so soft to wear.

The Stanzino elastic waist maxi dress is made out of 79% polyester, 18% rayon and 3% spandex. So, in other words, this dress will travel very well. The material really doesn’t wrinkle easily. I am traveling currently, and I had this dress rolled up in my jammed suitcase. I did my video review after pulling it out of the bag and putting it straight on. There weren’t any wrinkles. It doesn’t get any better than that. The red is bright and sexy. I think it’s the perfect color for those date nights out on the town. The neckline is lower. You will need to get a one of those deep plunge neckline bras for it. This would be so comfortable to put on after a full da at the beach to. It just slips right on and is very soft against the skin.

This material is easy to care for. Just wash the dress on cold and tumble dry on low. You can either hang it up or fold it and put t away. There are two black hoop strings sewn into the dress to nag it up with. I personally always cut these out. They always end up creeping out of the neckline and show themselves. All the hemlines are done quite well. The stitching is strong and straight. They offer the dress in 6 different colors and in sizes from S to 4X. I love how they have sizes for all women. It’s a great, simple dress. I feel very comfortable in recommending it.

If you would like to purchase this dress, it can be seen here on Amazon:

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Incredible set of essential oils by Living BeAtitudes


Essential oils are a big part of our daily lives. Everyone in my family now uses them and depends on them. They are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Weather you choose to take them internally, topically or inhalation, they can only benefit you. I was afforded the opportunity to review Living BeAtitudes Natural Essential Oil Set at a reduced price in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. I was obviously thrilled to do so too.

In this set you will receive four 10ml bottles of essential oils. You will receive 1 Eucalyptus oil bottle, 1 Lemongrass oil bottle, 1 Orange oil, and 1 Pine oil. All four oils smell incredible. Also, in the land of essential oils, 10ml is an average size bottle. It’s more than you think. It’s very strong and a tiny bit goes a long way.

My family and I personally use Eucalyptus essential oil for inhalation purposes. It is absolutely incredible for our sinuses and airways. My youngest son and I have horrible allergies. Every night we rub some under our nose and inhale some of the vapors. It really helps open our sinuses and my airways. I have asthma, and I can only use so much albuterol. We also have a couple essential oil diffusers. Eucalyptus oil is wonderful to put in your bedroom diffuser.

You do not want to heat up essential oils. You will actually change the composition, and it becomes unhealthy for you. Essential oil diffusers work on the ionization process. There’s no heat involved.

I use orange oil directly on my skin. It is great at lightening up those wonderful spots we get with age. It’s chock full of vitamin C which is known to rid us of our wonderful age  and sun damage spots. This is also great in lotions and soaps. I make my own lotions, shampoo and soap. I absolutely love the scent of this orange essential oil.

Lemongrass and Pine are also great scents. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the lemongrass. It’s quite the refreshing scent. Men seem to love lemongrass and pine. Lemongrass is great to add to lotions. People use lemongrass topically for sore muscles. I have never taken it for this reason but some people will use lemongrass to help aid indigestion. I have also seen it used in some natural bug sprays. Pine, everyone is used to that scent. The natural essential pine oil’s scent is soooo much better than the fabricated scent you smell everywhere around the holidays. Pine oil is another great oil for the diffuser for asthmatics, or if you have allergies or a cold.

Any of these oils would be great to add to a bath. Pine and eucalyptus work well together when mixed. You can play around and find your favorite scent combinations. There is so much you can do with essential oils. Take your time and do some research on the internet. I absolutely love how well packaged these oils are. They are shipped in dark glass bottles too.

On the inside flap of the box these oils are sent in, they list some uses for each oil:

Eucalyptus oil: arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis.

Lemongrass oil:stimulating immune system, edema, varicose veins, indigestion, flatulence, muscular and joint pain, cystitis, acne insect repellant.

Orange oil: colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.

Pine oil: colds, coughing, flu, rheumatism, sinusitis.

The more you use essential oils, the more you will be hooked. They go into my homemade products: soaps, lotions, shampoo,lip balms, homemade insect repellant, and more. This oils are all 100% pure essential oil. They even give a supplement dosage on each bottle.  I am very happy with these essential oils, and they have already found their way into our daily routine.

You can purchase these oils here on Amazon:

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A welcome addition to our home. – Royal Hotel Bedding’s 100% Bamboo Rayon Sheets.


These are probably the softest sheets I have ever used. They are absolutely incredible, dare I say, luxurious.  I received this set in a full size, and in sage green. This set arrived with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and 2 standard size pillow cases. Let me tell you, these pillow cases are generous in size and can fit a larger size pillow. I have standard size pillows. They are even quite fluffy. I actually have room in each pillow case for a larger pillow. I love big fluffy pillows, so I was very pleased with this. I am thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review Royal Hotel Beddings Silky Soft 100% Rayon from Bamboo Sheet Set in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
This is my very first 100% bamboo sheet set. I have owned some clothing out of bamboo, but these sheets are just unbelievably pampering. I have been lucky enough in my past to stay at a couple 5 star, top of the line hotels. Their beds were always touted as being cloud like. These sheets are even softer than those were. I hope I’m getting across to you how incredible I think these sheets are.
These sheets are made to fit thicker mattresses, up to 18″. There is no special piping or intricate detail in these sheets. These sheets shine on their own without any fancy touches. The material has a really nice sheen to it. It’s hard to see from my pictures. The sage green is nice and soft. The flat sheet is 80″X94″, and the fitted sheet is 54″X76″ . I own other Royal Home Bedding products. They have been a wonderful company to work with and their products have all been top notch. Bamboo is softer and more absorbent than cotton. It is recommended to wash these in cold water and to dry on low. Remove them right away from the dryer to reduce wrinkling. The longer items sit in the dryer, the more wrinkles they will have. I have washed and dried my set as suggested. They came out wonderful. I have severe allergies and have gone to using all cotton, to organic bedding. These sheets have been wonderful against my skin. They are a true blessing in our home. Royal Hotel Bedding’s bamboo rayon sheets are absolutely incredible.

If you would like to purchase these sheets, they can be seen here on Amazon:

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Who doesn’t love a Taco. – I-Venstar’s Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.


My family loves many genre of music. My husband especially. He listens and sings to music any chance he gets. We have a collection of Bluetooth speakers. This one is definitely a great one. The music is clear. The bass even shines through. We are thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review I-Venstar’s Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, 2x3W, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This speaker will arrive very nicely packaged. In the box you will find, 1 speaker, a.k.a. the Taco, one micro USB cable, and one zippered Taco Storage Bag.
When your speaker arrives, just plug it into a USB charging source, and let it charge. Then you will want to press the power button, which is located on the front of the speaker, and pair it with your phone. All you will hear is crisp, clear, loud music. The speakers on this unit wrap around for a large area of sound. That’s why the taco design. Compared to some other Bluetooth speakers we own, I can definitely hear the difference. This design does give a better volume and sound presentation. Your Bluetooth device can even be up to 30 ft away. They have 3.0 Bluetooth technology in this thing, as well as 50 mm drivers. That’s what helps to deliver the loud sound, lol. You will definitely notice the bass on this speaker. A lot of these little speakers sacrifice the bass, and we can’t have that. There are 2 3W speakers and a 1400mAh rechargeable battery in this thing. It should give you at least eight hours of play time. I really like the storage case they included. It has a carabineer clip attached, so you can just clip it and go. The material is think and very durable. The zipper is a little tight to pull because of the shape and curve. If you squeeze the fabric together, it’s easier to get the zipper started.
This taco speaker is fun looking and easy to use. It sports great sound too. This is definitely a welcome addition in our home.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be seen here on Amazon:


Very bright and multifunctional. – Xtreme Bright Ideas’ USB Rechargeable LED Bike Lights


I am a big LED nut. I just love them. These lights definitely fit the bill. They have been very much welcomed into our home. These are supposed to be bike lights, but they will have more uses than just on a bike in our home. I am just thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review Xtreme Bright Ideas’ USB Rechargeable LED Bike Lights in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. These lights will arrive in a nice box that is gift worthy. Inside the box you will find the two lights, 2 USB cords for charging, and 2 rubber straps to attach the lights to your bike.
These lights will arrive with some charge . I went ahead and charged them anyway. These lights are very bright. The button is obvious and is on the top of the light. Turn the light away from your face so you won’t blind yourself like I did, lol. Each light has 4 settings. The first push turns it on high, the 2nd push, low. Push it a third time for strobe, and a 4th time for intermittent strobe. On the back of each light you will notice a clip. This makes it incredibly useful. Many packs, etc.. have molle straps on them. These lights would clip onto them easily. You can wear a chest rig with molle straps on it and place this on it. This light will definitely light the way. As for using these on bikes. They are awesome. The rubber straps really immobilize the light. They can withstand the vibrations, and let the light sit firmly in place. They are also incredibly weather resistant. The batteries in these lights are 650 mAh rechargeable batteries. They say the intermittent strobe is an SOS strobe. I can see part of it, but not the long dash. It looks more like, dot dot, pause, dot dot. More like a thump thump heartbeat. Although, it will definitely get the attention of passer byers. I really like this set. I’m actually very excited to have them in our home. I feel very comfortable recommending these LED rechargeable bike lights. Having a light source handy for emergencies, and for  finding yourself out past sunset is definitely mandatory.

You can purchase these here on Amazon:

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Time, Security and Music, all wrapped up into one ….. Enko 4 in 1 Mini Clock Radio and More.


I was really intrigued by this multipurpose clock. I am absolutely fascinated with all the spy gear that’s out there nowadays. This tiny little clock radio is also a surveillance camera for you. You can easily leave this unobtrusive little clock out in a room when you head out. If you are broken into, or your older kids decide to be horrible, lol, you can easily have evidence. I am thrilled that I was afforded the opportunity to review Enko Products” 4 in 1 Mini Hidden Camera, Clock, Radio, and Speaker with Built in LCD Monitor and Night Vision for Home Security. They even included a 32gb San Disk Micro SD card. You also get in the box a list of directions, a micro USB cord, a mini CD to put the program on your computer, ear buds, and an AC adapter. I absolutely love this thing.
We charged this via the micro USB cord, installed the memory card, and then loaded the CD program into the computer. The CD is more of a pdf. manual. You program it by hand. It isn’t too difficult to use. I printed out the 7 pages just in case. This product may only be 3″x2″ but it can be very loud, lol. The volume on this clock radio is very loud. We couldn’t get a great radio signal where we live, but we downloaded our music to it, and it sounded great. I wasn’t expecting it to sound that good. The speakers take up each side of this unit. You will need to set up the correct date and time. You can also set it to automatically do video recording. You can choose for it to record for 10 min, 30 min or an 1 hour at the site of movement. It can also take a picture of you if you press the camera button. This camera operates on infrared light. It’s so cool. We had a lot of fun playing with it and doing videos at first. I loaded a photo of just me for you to see. The screen quality on this product is clear and bright. We loaded a little video to it from the included CD, it was vibrant and clear. There is no alarm clock setting on this. It’s a clock only. We are really enjoying Enko’s 4-in-1 clock radio and feel very comfortable in recommending it.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be seen here on Amazon:

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A very handy set of utensils. – Yanek Trade’s Tapirus Spork2go Spork Set.


My family and I are big into preparedness. And even if you are not, these are absolutely perfect for sporting events, picnics, and more. I remember at past sporting events my kids were involved in, getting food and they happen to be out of utensils and straws. I mean, really! I try to always have back up utensils and straws in my vehicle now. I am really glad that I was afforded the opportunity to review Yanek Trade’s Tapirus Spork2go Spork Set in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. In the package you will get the orange neoprene storage case. This opens and closes via a zipper. Inside you will find 4 great sized sporks.

I am just thrilled that this is a set of 4. We have purchased several other types of travel/survival utensil sets. You rarely see convenient, travel easy utensils in a set of 4. This is so compact and easy to carry. I have purchased a set that has the same type of case, but there is only one utensil in it, lol. This set is perfect for families, or going hiking with friends. It’s always great to have extra if you are meeting other people.

These sporks are three utensils in one. So technically, in this set it’s like having 12 utensils in 4. There is a spoon on one end, the fork is on the other, and on the left side of the fork tines, is a serrated edge to use as a knife. This won’t cut steak, but it will cut softer foods. These sporks are also BPA free Tritan plastic, which is comforting to know. They are so easy to clean. They are 7″ long, which is an easy size to hold and use, even if you have large hands. On the same note, since they are light weight and non slip, even little hands can easily use these. The case is made from neoprene. This is such a wonderful material. It is great for repelling moisture. This makes it perfect for storing the utensils while camping, hiking, traveling to the beach or lake. You can rest assured your utensils will stay clean and dry. It is also a very durable material and should last a long time.

I am very pleased with this Spork2go Set and feel very comfortable recommending it.

If you would like to purchase this set, you can see it here on Amazon:

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A must have for preparedness: Epicura’s Magnesium Fire Starter and Credit Card Tool.


A fire starter is one of those tools every house hold should have at least one of. I am a firm believer in preparedness. I have a family and I want to make sure I can meet their basic needs in case of an emergency. I honestly think that there should be one per adult in the home. I know we have several.

I really like the size of the magnesium bar. Some for purchase are so thin and scrawny. I try to only purchase a solid sized fire starter, and this one fits the bill. I want a fire starter that I know will last and be there for me when needed. This particular one even has a compass in it. It arrives with a small red cord attaching the striker and fire starter. I took mine off of this cord to use it. I found I needed either a longer cord or no cord to achieve the leverage needed to strike the magnesium bar. I was able to get some large sparks out of this one, even outside in the high winds. The actual magnesium bar is three inches long. The compass is in the handle. In the handle of the fire striker is a whistle. The striker has “teeth” on side and an inch ruler on the other side. If your power goes out, or you are camping, or traveling, it’s always recommended to have a fire source to provide heat, protection, light and food.

My husband and I always carry a credit card tool also. The one that comes in this kit is solid stainless steel. In no way is it flimsy. It comes with a sheath and breakdown sheet to explain what everything is for. The tool itself is just shy of 3″ long and it’s 13/4″ wide. It’s the perfect size for a wallet or purse. This credit card tool has 11 functions mentioned on the card: can opener, knife edge, screwdriver, ruler, cap opener, 4 position wrench (for various sized nuts and bolt head), butterfly wrench, saw blade, direction ancillary indication, 2 position wrench, and a lanyard hole (key ring hole). I love the little cheat sheet they give with it. Some of the uses might not jump out at you when just seeing it for the first time. The knife edge on mine arrived pretty sharp. It is definitely long enough to sharpen it when needed. You’ll be amazed how many times you’ll actually go to use it once you start carrying it. It’s also so light weight, and would be perfect to throw in your first aid kit for your vehicle or your emergency pack.

This is a great quality set that has definitely found it’s way into important uses in our home. I most happily recommend it for yours.

If you would like to purchase this, it can be found here on Amazon:

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