Another great tumbler. – Simple Modern Vacuum Insulated 30oz Stainless Steel Tumbler.



Let me tell you, we had been converted Tervis people. Then, my son moved us over to the Yeti stainless cups. We have officially been converted over to the Yeti side, lol. I have tried other competitor brands, but this is my first 30oz competitor cup. I use my 30oz Yeti every day! I just love it. So, I was very, very curious and excited about testing out this competitor. I love the challenge. This mug looks just like my Yeti. It has a smaller bottom area, so it can fit in my car cup holder. I will not use a cup, if it doesn’t fit in my car. My throat swells shut all of the time due to numerous life threatening allergies. My throat is always swollen and sore. I always have a cup fully of an icy drink to sip on, 24/7. My throat wakes me up during the night, and I sip on the icy drink. It really helps. So, it is very important to me that my cup can keep my drink cold for an extended period of time. I did an ice test on this cup first thing. I filled it to the top with ice, and then placed the top on. The top has silicone rings around it, and it creates a great seal. Mind you, there is a drinking hole in the lid. You can fit a narrow straw through this. I have thin stainless steel straws that we use with these cups. After 25 hours, there was actually still some ice left in the cup. It performs as well as my Yeti, which makes me very happy!!!! It even comes in 8 different color choices, for no additional cost. It is made out of 18/8 stainless steel, and has the double wall construction. It is toxin free, chemical free, and safe to drink both hot and cold liquids out of it. My husband took his coffee to work with him. He had a 3 hour drive to the office, too. He is very happy with how this cup is performing with hot liquids. The double wall construction is great. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The cup never sweats. It is comfortable to both hold and drink out of this cup. You can put steamy hot coffee right from the Kuerig in here, and not feel the heat through the cup. We haven’t been able to find any negatives with this cup. It has held its own against our Yeti. Enjoy.

(The 2nd picture here is after 12 hours of being in the cup.)

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(This last photo was after 25 hours of being in the cup.)

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: Simple Modern Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler – Double Walled Travel Mug – – 30oz.

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So, so comfortable. – Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.


If you like to go camping, go to the beach, or just lounge, this is for you. The concept is pretty cool, and it really works. All you need is some wind, and you have a couch to sit or lie on. If you have ever used a dry bag, you can operate this with ease. It literally functions as a dry bag does. This particular couch from Stoga, has a maximum weight limit of 330 – 440lbs. That is a lot of weight. One person can comfortably lie down on it, and three smaller people can sit on it comfortably. You may have to roll yourself over to get up though, lol. The couch is just full of air, and getting out of it is not the most graceful action. To fill it up you need to open the bag, and hold it up with the compartment open, facing the wind. If there is no wind, create your own by running. It doesn’t take much to fill it. Now, after you fill it with air, you roll the end over like 3 times, and then clip it shut. Voila, you have a couch to get cozy on. The material for the outside of the couch is a Nylon. The interior of the couch is PVC. It’s pretty durable, and puts up with the weight of me and my husband, together, lol. It’s very easy to keep clean, and dries quickly in case you get it wet poolside, or beachside. You can even use it indoors, for that impromptu sleepover. I love how lightweight this is. It arrives with its own shoulder bag to store and carry it in. It weighs only 3lbs, which is really light. You need wind to fll it up, but if it gets too windy, it can blow away if no one is on it. You can get a sand stake, or yard stake, and some paracord. Then just loop the paracord through the strap you buckled. Then it can’t blow away when you get up; problem solved. Also, remember to take your keys out of your pocket, or anything sharp you may have. The material can actually put up with a lot, but you can put a hole in it, if not careful. Overall, I am really impressed with this couch. The storage bag was not made with the best craftsmanship, but it works, and well too. It is easy to roll up the couch, and put it back in it, when you’re done with it too. I am comfortable recommending this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.

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Two guys that will actually help you cook! – Fivebop’s Lid Lifter.


OMG! These little guys are too cute. The icing on the cake is: They actually work!!!!!! I make my own sauce a lot, and it always splatters everywhere. Even when I have the heat setting on 2. I have a very large and heavy, cast iron pot, that I mainly use. These guys held up the heavy lid like it was nothing, and kept my sauce from splattering everywhere. They let the air circulate, while still letting the ingredients you are cooking, to continue cooking, without lowering the temp. It’s more efficient this way, and I do not have to babysit the pot, and constantly stir it. It frees me up to be able to do the other cooking I need to do. These two pot lid holders look like two little guys. Honestly, I really can’t get over how cute they are, lol. You place them on each side of your pot, and then place your lid down on them. If you have a small lid, you can just use one. They are made out of thick and sturdy silicone. They are so durable. It doesn’t matter if you drop them, throw them, step on them, and let your kid play with them. They will remain in the same condition. All you’ll need to do is wash them. They are even dishwasher safe. These two pot lid holders are made out of non-toxic silicone. Silicone has great heat tolerance. Just don’t let them get close to open flames. I use a lot of silicone in the kitchen in regards to utensils and cookware. It cleans so easily, as food really doesn’t stick to it, and the durability is awesome. You can even use one of these as an impromptu cell phone holder. My phone case isn’t slippery itself, so I can lean my huge Note 5 in an Otterbox case, against the little man, and it holds it up for me, horizontally. It’s just another great use for these. I do not have any chopsticks, but they mention in their ad, that these can be used tableside to hold your chopsticks. That would be really fun to do. I might have to break down and order my husband the light saber chopsticks now, lol. It doesn’t hurt to want whimsical items in the kitchen, when they actually help and make your job easier. It makes a chore not feel like a chore. These are a great quality and highly useful item. My mom has already told me she wants a pair as a gift, and I can’t blame her for that. I think every kitchen needs a set.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. : Fivebop’s Lid Lifter, Spill-proof Lid Lifter for Soup Pot, Kitchen Cooking Tools Pack of 2 (Green)

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American Pride! – Prextex Patriotic 4th of July Party Set Deluxe and Decorations Party Combo.


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We love our Country and think these are great sets to use any time of the year. They are definitely perfect for our National Holidays like Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Presidents Birthday, and more. My youngest’s birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend, so they make perfect decorations for both. I love how festive and patriotic our home looks. In the Party Set you get 8 large plates, 8 small plates, 8 cups, 1 tablecloth, napkins, cupcake holders with American Flag picks, and 6 patriotic tattoos. In the Decorations combo pack you get 1 banner, 1 bunting, 3 swirl hanging decorations, and 6 tattoos. The bunting is 12’ long and the banner is 24’ long. They are both a plastic material and are weatherproof. The ties on them are short though. You will need to add some ties to it, to really be able to secure it outside. My husband used Paracord. I love these two sets together. It really ties everything together. The large plates are actually large too. You can fit a real meal on them. They are 12” long and 10” wide. They are not thick, heavy duty plates though, so you will want to watch the weight of the food, if your guests have to carry them around. If you are having people sit at a table with their food, then no issues. The smaller ones are 9” round and are perfect for desserts or appetizers. My son has been eating cookies and his bday cake off of them. He loves the red, white, and blue theme. The little flags are so cute too. I did not decorate cupcakes with them. I integrated them into his cake decorations, for his birthday. You don’t not have to use the cupcake holders only for cupcakes. You can make muffins, and use them for snacks, like M&M’s. You can line little glass bowls with them, and then serve yummy chocolate snakes in them, or candies too. What a cute look that would be.  These sets really are nice. I live on the coast, and my outdoor decorations have to put up with high wind, and even rain. They are still standing strong, and look great. I can’t recommend these sets enough.

I was afforded the opportunity to review these products, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. : Prextex Patriotic 4th of July Party Set Deluxe- and Prextex 4th of July Patriotic Decorations Party Combo.


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Convenient storage. – Best B’s Jumbo Vacuum Space saver Storage bags. [BONUS] Free travel Vacuum hand pump.


Vacuum saver bags like these are so handy. They definitely have their plus and minuses. I have used some in the past, and found using them for moving purposes, to be very handy indeed. This set is so unique to me, in the way that they include a hand pump with them. Is the hand pump the easiest thing to use, no. Is it the hardest, not for me. It takes persistence and a lot of pumping, lol. Think of it as a good arm workout. I alternated between arms. It’s not so bad, lol. I am pretty weak with constant anaphylactic reactions. I do love being able to use these bags without a vacuum cleaner. My current vacuum cleaners aren’t the type that I could attach to a bag like this. I love this option. They are like other bags I have used. The seal is finicky. You really have to work it to make sure it’s tight. One end opens like a giant zip lock bag. If there is one tiny spec not clicked sealed, your bag will be puffed full of air in a few hours. That happened to me with these bags as well. There is a plastic piece on each bag that you can squeeze and pull along the whole zipper area to help you seal it. Do not rely on it though! I also had to use my hands to fully run along it, and finish clicking these spec like areas closed. This is common with these type of bags, no matter what the brand. This is from my personal experience too. When filling them, you need to remember not to overfill them. If you do, the pressure of pulling the air out, may pop the seal on the zipper area. The valve cap area on my bags are holding very well. I have not had a leak through this area as of yet. It is still holding as I type, lol. You can use these to make packing easier for trips, too. Just remember to pack the hand pump, for the return trip.

You will get 6 bags and 1 hand pump in this set. The bags come in two sizes: Three 35X28 inches and three 28X20 inches. These are handy for blankets, sheets, towels, clothes, scrap material for crafters, and more. They are really handy. Fair warning for animal owners. Do not store these in an area where they can get there little claws or beaks into them. They will quickly inflate this way, lol. For example, my moms friend stored them under her bed, and her cats found them. She came home to her bed elevated off of the floor, lol.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.: Best B’s Jumbo Vacuum Space saver Storage bags. [BONUS] Free travel Vacuum hand pump.

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The clearest portable projector! – iProjector’s Syhonic S70GP 1080P Full HD LCD LED Mini Portable Multimedia Home Theater Projector.


Projectors are a lot of fun. My husband is like a kid in a candy store when I mention the word projector. He just loves them. So, I am obviously not new to projectors. They are a fun addition to any family. I was really excited to be able to try this one from Syhonic. It’s a really nice projector, and so easy to operate. Instructions are included with this unit, and it’s only a fold out pamphlet. But, it really isn’t needed. The chart that lets you know what some of the buttons on the remote are for, is pretty handy though. Directions aren’t really needed because the menu screen on the projector is very clear to navigate through. That alone equals love to me, lol. You can be brand new to operating a projector, and be fine using this one.

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This projector comes with: 1 lens cap, 1 HDMI cord, 1 Power Cable, 1 instruction pamphlet, One 3-in 1 AV Cable, and 1 Remote Control. The controller needs 2 AAA batteries to operate, and they are not included. No worries, you can operate the projector just as easily without the remote. The operational buttons are all located on top of the projector. The headphone port and SD card slot are on the side of the projector. The 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, 1 AV port, 1 VGA port, and 1 TV input port (RF connection) are on the back of the projector. The IR for the remote is also located on the left side of the back of the projector. There is a dial to tune in your focus on the top of the projector, as well. Underneath the projector you will find 1 leveling leg. Just unscrew it until you reach the height it needs.

The remote is so easy to use as well. Make sure you are aiming towards the IR on the back of the projector, though. You can turn it on and off, and run through all the functions with the remote. The menu button is actually clearly labeled on the remote as well. Once you turn on your projector, press the menu button. You will see the choices clearly labeled for you. I love this. Once you pick your category, just follow through the menu options. It’s that simple. It amazes me that there is even a TV tuner with this projector. You will need to connect it to a digital antenna though to pick up a channel. This unit can operate in 12 different Country languages. The remote, however, has English printed on some of the buttons. The size of the projector is great. It measured out at 7 ¾” long, 3 ¼” thick, and 6 ¼” deep, for me. We like to play movies through our. That is mostly what we use projectors for, that nd pictures. You can plug right into your computer to play them, use a USB stick, or a micro SD or SD card, to do so. If you use a micro SD card, you need to use a SD card adapter to do so. That is what we have been doing. It did not like one of our generic SD card adapters. It wouldn’t allow the volume to come through. It did however, work perfectly with other adapters of ours. When you use the SD card, you have to slide it in upside. I found that so funny. It won’t even begin to fit in the other way either. The volume isn’t the loudest on this projector. Is it loud enough to hear, yes. It might not be if you are outside, or have noisy children though. No worries, you can hook it up to an external speaker for added listening power, if needed. We did not need to in home. I cannot get over the picture on this thing. It is clear, and it is bright. This projector boasts 1200 lumens and you can tell. We have had projectors that did not have that many lumens, and you couldn’t get a big enough picture with it, for good viewing. This is a 1080P Full HD projector. The picture is large and it is crystal clear. You will absolutely love it, we sure do!

As an example on how easy this projector is to operate, I will write out the steps:

1.       Power on, and then press the Menu button.

2.       Press the arrow button until the Movie Section is highlighted, then press the OK button.

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3.       Now you will see a section named C, press the OK button.

4.       Now, scroll to your desired movie, and press the OK button.

5.       It will then start loading, and will go onto play your movie.

That is how simple it is to do any of the actions. I love how you can attach this to so many devices. You pretty have any venue at your fingertips with this projector. As a media projector, this is wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

I was afforded the opportunity to review iProjector’s Syhonic S70GP 1080P Full HD LCD LED Mini Portable Multimedia Home Theater Projector, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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Chemical free pest deterrent. – Ivation’s Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Indoor Plug-in Pest Repeller.


I am a real fan of this ultrasonic/ electromagnetic pest controller. We have been using devices like this one for about two years now. They really do work. I was really excited to be able to review Ivation’s Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic one. I have had nothing but luck with their electronic products to date. The price point of their product hasn’t made a difference either. This particular unit from Ivation has the variable option, which I really like. Studies have shown that pests can get used to one signal, and they will eventually come back in. With the variable, you have a better chance to make the big bad bugs stay away. If you already have some fixed pest control units, rotate them through the home with a variable one like this, in its place. On each side of this unit is a switch. One side has the option to use the night light, or to not use the night light. The light is a red LED. It does not get hot in use, and is very quiet to run. I like the variable setting. This is what I like to use when available. You need to place this on an outside wall, in order to have it be able to keep bugs out of the home. It sends the pulses throughout the wall via the wiring and pipes. This particular unit can ward off pests for approximately 5000 sq. feet. I have no way to est that. I do not live in a house that large, lol. I do however place more than one in my home. I hate bugs, and rather have more than one. My mom could not stop getting palmetto bugs and little ants in her home. Her home is very clean, and up on stilts, lol. Poison sprays and traps didn’t help. We noticed a huge difference after we started using deices like this. I will always use them now. I have a son I do not want to use a lot of poisons around. I am deathly allergic to everything, so these are so much better for me as well. The ultra high frequencies are inaudible to people as well as your pests. Since there are no chemicals, this is also so much safer to have around your pets as well. It measures out at 3” wide and deep, and 5” long. It is a regular two prong plug as well. I am liking this one a lot. I like the power and range it has. I love how easy it is to set. You don’t have to go through a serious of steps to use the variable setting. I have others that you do, if you unplug it for a bit, to use the outlet for cleaning purposes, etc. I absolutely recommend this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: Ivation’s Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Indoor Plug-in Pest Repeller with Built in Night Light

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So easy to decorate with. – HIKETOLIGHT’s LED Rice Light One Kit.


I love LED lighting. It is so much fun nowadays. There are so many different types too. This particular type is commonly known as fairy lights. They can be used year round too. I love, love, love that this unit comes with a AC power adapter. They are so easy to use this way. Since they also have an IP65 waterproof rating, they can even be used outside. Just make sure you waterproof your electrical outlet. That is on you, lol. These lights are so cool. They are made out of a metal wire, and the little lights are threading throughout the wire. The wire bends and conforms to the surface so easily. They stay put where you put them. I love wrapping them on a railing, it’s so pretty. The warm white lights are so pretty. These lights have 6 modes, but my favorite is steady on. You have different speeds of pulsing, and then flashing. The little LEDs are so bright, the flashing ones hurt my eyes, so solid on it is. You can wrap these around plants, across shelving, picture frames, wreaths, and more. You have approx. 33ft of wire to decorate with. The wire is a silver color, and looks pretty and decorative, even when off. This feature really makes decorating so much easier. You don’t have to worry so much about trying to disguise the wire. You can mold it into shapes, like a heart, star, box with a bow, because it is wire, and then hand the shape up on the wall. It is easy to do too. LED lighting, such as these, use so little energy too. Because the energy consumption is so low, and only needs 1A to run, you don’t have to think twice about using them daily. And since they do not get hot to the touch, you don’t have to worry if your kids or animals bump into them. They do not state the estimated lifespan of their LEDs, but my fairy lights that I already owned, have an estimated 25,000-hour lifespan. I do know LEDs last a long time. For example. I put a pair of solar fairy lights like these outside, about 6 months ago, and they are still coming on every night and stay lit throughout the night. My set from Hiketolight has been working wonderfully. I absolutely love my set.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: HIKETOLIGHT LED Rice Light One Kit 10M 100L Fairy Light + Mini 3Keys Single Color Controller + 12V 1A Wall Wart Power Supply Warm White Lighting.

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Swim in comfort. – Qeartex’s NorthPole Mens Swim Trunk With Cargo Pockets.


I may not be wearing them, but I like it when my husband has pockets in his bathing suit. It makes life easier for him, and I notice that. That’s important. I picked out this bathing suit in grey for him. I love the color grey, and it looks great with pretty much any shirt he chooses to wear with it. The material is really soft. He already had a pair like these in black, so I was happy to be able to review a similar pair in a different color. The style looks pretty nice on, and they function like a pair of shorts. You can wear these fishing, boating, out to an amusement park, swimming at the pool or beach. They are a great overall design; high functionality. There are a total of four pockets on these swim trunks. Two cargo pockets and two traditional pockets. The cargo pockets have two grommeted drain holes, each, and a Velcro closure. These are great to carry your wallet and keys in. I picked grey, but they offer these trunks in 10 different colors and sizes ranging from Men’s Small to Men’s XX Large. The thighs do accommodate muscular thighs, as well as tushies, lol. There is a mesh liner in these trunks, which we just cut out. My husband prefers to wear his own briefs, and this way he can use them as shorts while fishing, etc… It is so fast and simple to cut out the liner with a pair of scissors, in case that is what you prefer too. The waist has both an elastic and drawstring closure. I think that really makes for a more comfortable fit, especially when you are being physically active, like boogie boarding, and fishing, swimming, and the like. They are made out of Polyester, and so are easy to wash and dry. They will not shrink on you, and are pretty durable. We find that they run true to size as well. The length really depends on your height, lol. My husband is 5”11” and they go a little past his knees. So, they are the longer length. The inseam measured out at 9 ½” for the size L we received. Our pair will get a lot of use this summer, for sure.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. : Qeartex’s NorthPole Mens Swim Trunk With Cargo Pockets.

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The best bottle opener!!!! – UYIKOO’s Army Man Bottle Opener.


I review a lot of items, and occasionally one comes by that makes you feel so happy about it. This is one of those items. It brings you back to the kids Army men toys. I keep thinking about the Toy Story Movie’s Army men. They are awesome, and so is this bottle opener. It’s a no brainer, really. I think every home needs one, lol. I pretty much started playing with it the moment it arrived in the mail. It is titled the Sgt. Pryer Army Man Bottle Opener. I love pun humor, so the name is perfect for our family. To top it off, my husband is in the Army. See, just perfect. This little guy is only 4 ½” long, so it’s easy to hold, use, and store. It is also made out of die cast metal, and is extremely durable. You really can’t go wrong with it. To use it, just place the rifle over the bottle cap, and then catch the bottom of the bottle cap on top of the rifle. Then, all you need to do, is press down on his legs, and pop, off comes the bottle cap. It’s just so easy to use, and doesn’t look ugly while sitting out. Lol. When I first saw it, I thought of a new drinking game the guys could do. Let’s see them low crawl under a set up obstacle course, to get the bottle opener, to open up their drink. That would be both fun to do, and fun to watch. It’s the perfect bottle opener.

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I reviewed this bottle opener at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: UYIKOO’s Army Man Bottle Opener.

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