There’s always room for another flashlight. –

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Flashlights are an essential that every home and vehicle should have stored in them. Emergencies seem to always happen at night, and the first thing to go out, is the power. I’ve seen the toughest men, become useless in the dark, lol. I believe that every home should have 1 flashlight, 1 headlamp, and 1 lantern, per person, in your household, and then an extra set for a guest, or backup for a family member. This set from Diatelity is a well thought out kit. It has everything for you to set your flashlight up, and even to store it in. The case isn’t the strongest case, but it snaps shut around the three open sides, and makes it great to store. In this flashlight kit you will get 1 flashlight, 1 AAA battery adapter, 1 mini solar flashlight LED keychain, 1 battery sleeve, 2 rechargeable 18650 (2200mAH)batteries, 1 2-battery charger, 1 flashlight holster, and 1 storage case. This flashlight only requires 1 18650 battery, so, you can always have a backup battery available. That’s always handy. Let’s say you forgot to charge your batteries, but you need the flashlight. Well, it comes with a AAA adapter, so just insert 3 AAA batteries into the adapter, and drop it into the flashlight. It’s great to have that option. In case you have never used a battery sleeve, just insert the 18650 into the sleeve, and drop it into the flashlight. It ensures a great fit, and a silent light. When I shake this flashlight, I don’t hear any noise at all. It arrives with the wrist strap already attached. It is Zoomable by pulling out on the bezel, or top end of the flashlight. This is a 5 mode light. I have issues with fully turning the light off and back on again. Frequently, if I full turn it off, it may take me 3 tries to actually get it to turn back on, which is annoying. Once on, I can soft press it through its modes easily. It has high, medium, low, strobe, and SOS mode. So, mode wise, it has everything you need. It’s pretty bright. I do not have a way to measure lumens. They state that it is 900 lumens, which if it were true, would really light your way at night. They do state that it has a XML T6 Cree LED bulb in it. I love Cree bulbs. They always offer bright, clear light. This bulb is rated for the amount they say. I found this website that rates the Cree bulbs with the mAh battery power used. It actually helps to determine the output.: http://flashlightwiki.com/Cree. I can honestly say I have name brand lights, that are brighter and sate a lower lumen count. It is bright though, and you can’t beat the price for everything you get. It is also rated for 100,000 hours of life. I love that about LEDS. LEDs are so durable as well. You can drop this light over and over, and it won’t break the bulb. It is water resistant. You can get caught in the rain, and you will be ok. It is not waterproof or submersible though. I ran my 18650 fully charged in the flashlight. It lasted approx.. 6 hours before it started to get dim and become finicky to operate. But, like I stated earlier since I had another fully charged battery, I was good to go. Overall, it’s a bright flashlight that comes in a well rounded kit. It’s not the best flashlight out there, obviously, but it does a solid job at a great price.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Diateklity Bright LED Flashlight Kit with 5 Modes – Includes Wireless Charger, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, Storage Box & Mini Key Chain.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FVUDIJI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Time to stretch it out. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.

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Exercise is a challenge for me lately. I suffer from very frequent anaphylactic reactions, and it really takes a toll on me. Especially, since on top of that, I have asthma. I also always have my now 9 year old with me, since I home school. This band from Ovinm, is actually pretty handy. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was offered to review it, but I really like this particular one. I have received some in the past, and they ended up not being very useful to me. I really like the resistance on this one. It’s one that I can feel but still do, and my 9 year old can use it as well. So, I am a happy camper. Quality wise, it’s top notch. It’s thick and highly durable. They sell these resistant bands in different strengths: “ Red – 10 to 35 lbs; Black – 20 to 60 lbs; Purple – 35 to 85 lbs; Green – 50 to 125 lbs.” I received the purple one to test. It is thick, and very durable. It’s pretty long too. I can put my feet on it, and pull up on it, bringing the band up to my chest. You can really feel it across your chest and upper arms this way. There are many other exercises to do as well. Fin what suits you best. These are great to be used in resistance training, crossfit, and even Physical and Occupational Therapy. I also like how easy it is to store. It comes with a couple bands to keep it tightly rolled up, making it easy to shove it in a drawer or gym bag. If you get is dirty and or sweaty, it washes off really easily too. It is made out of a natural latex material. Mine arrived with no odor to it at all. To increase the resistance factor, just double it up. The difference is pretty large, lol. It measures approx.. 40 1/2” in length. Granted that’s folded in half, and it kept wiggling on me, lol. So, if you cut it open, it would be over 81” long. I hope that gives you a good feeling for the size of this band. Width wise is 0.9” and it is 4.5m thick. This is not cracking or snapping on you, unless you do it on purpose, lol. The tensile strength on this purple band is 20-60lbs. It actually really allows you to get some good exercise in to your daily routine. It’s pretty comfortable to use, and no skill level is required. I also like that I can take it on the road with me when I travel. Surprisingly to me, I really like this resistance band from Ovinm.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GFSU4SS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

REV cars in action. – Avalanche Brands’ Rev (2 Cars Included).

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I have a now, 9 year old son, who loves toys like this one. So, I was thrilled to be able to review this with him. He is a big critic too. If he does not like something, he points out all the things he hates, lol. I do have to say, these cars arrive very well packaged, and arrive with an easy to follow instruction booklet. They stress in this booklet to be gentle with the cars, and advise that they be used indoors only. Keep that in mind. They also require that you have a smart phone or tablet where you can download the necessary app to utilize them. There are two Rev cars in the set, and each car requires 4 AA batteries, which are not included. You will need a Philips Head screwdriver to access the battery compartments. I have Android devices, and you can find the REV app in your Google Play Store, for free. It comes up as REV Robotic Enhance Vehicles by WowWee Group. It even has 4.2 stars, which is pretty good for a toy app. The app let’s your smart phone or tablet connect to the cars. It connects fast too. I was very impressed with it. You have to have a tablet or smartphone, there is no separate controller to operate these cars. These cars are operating off our Galaxy Note 5 phones, and Samsung tablets perfectly. You can just drive it around or battle them. I love the shooting sounds. They sound more futuristic, and not like real active guns. I am amazed at how fast the card actually go. The controls to make the cars move are finger controlled from you screen. Your right hand does the direction, and the left hand does the acceleration. There is actually reverse with the car too.  The screen on the app is easy to follow, and if you choose the wrong option, it’s easy to redo. My son loves the campaign mode. He was so excited once he beat it the first time. With the campaign mode the cars shoot lasers at each other, and score points, until one of them wins. He is such a computer kid, I am happy to see him up and at least playing with this toy. It’s great because he can play with someone else, as well as me or his dad. It’s fun for all ages. You don’t have to play with anyone either, My son even did the campaign mode as one person. So, this is a great set for an only child as well. I am very impressed at how responsive this toy is to the app. It’s really well done. And, the speed of the cars is so impressive. It’s a great set overall.

I received this product for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Avalanche Brands’ Rev (2 Cars Included).

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wow-Wee-Rev-Cars-Included/dp/B00VVGIBX0/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2P5I4NW0QQAX1&s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1466715838&sr=1-1&keywords=rev

Fogless mirror to the rescue. – Innovative Goods’ Modern Man Fog Free Shower and Bathroom Mirror.

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My husband and older son are the face shavers in our home. So, having a fog free mirror is always a benefit to them. They can even be handy for non face shavers as well. A fog free mirror lets you check your contacts, or let you tweeze, or apply makeup after a shower. They are handy to have. Since this one, from Modern Man, is mobile, It is a portable mirror as well. You can use it anywhere, in home, and travel with it as well. The mirror itself has a suction cup mount, but it’s a little different to apply. You press the suction base of the mirror against your surface, and then you turn the base a few times, and this creates a really tight suction and firm hold. It does stay up on wet shower walls. The arm is tiny, lol, but it does rotate 360 degrees, so you can easily position the mirror to where you need it, which is pretty handy! The mirror arrives nicely packaged with a film over it. The fogless mirror itself was in great shape upon arrival. It’s a very crisp and clear mirror, even with their special fog free coating. They even included a razor holder free with the mirror. It has regular suction cups. Such a convenient way to store your razor in the shower! I always rest my razor on the side ledge. It always falls and knocks the blade off. So, I have claimed the razor holder for myself, lol. The mirror face is just under 7” across, and the mirror itself is 5 ¾” across. These are my measurements. It really is a great size, and enables you a great view of your face. I’m amazed at how lightweight it is. It comes in at half a pound in weight. It’s pretty durable as well, and won’t break with regular falls. I dropped it on purpose, and it didn’t even flinch. It also fell in the shower, when I hit it while washing my hair, and nothing happened to it at all. I did move it in the shower to where I wouldn’t hit it while washing my hair, and is stuck to my wet shower walls perfectly, and is still sitting there. I took a very long, hot shower, and the mirror did not fog up one bit. The pictures I took were immediately after I turned the water off. This mirror truly does not fog over. I was able to check my contacts after getting water in my eye. It’s crystal clear for my husband when he shaves in the shower. It definitely works as described.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Innovative Goods’ Modern Man Fog Free Shower and Bathroom Mirror.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D3PJAEA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

An easy way to decorate your cake!. – DecoPac, Iron Man 2, Cake Decorating Kit, Includes Topper and Ring.

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I think everyone in my house likes Iron Man. He is pretty darn amazing. I love quick and simple, when it comes to cake decorating, because I am normally the one doing everything from scratch, when it comes to the cooking and baking. This cake topper really stands out too. It is literally only 2 pieces to place on the cake, and that is perfect. It is such a great piece,  thst it really makes an impact without too much flare. The ring is about 1 ½” long. It has the opening on it to expand, but was definitely made to fit a child’s finger. The face itself looks great on the cake. I am honestly surprised at how well made the child’s ring it. It’s quite sturdy, and should last more than a day with my son, lol. The cake topper is definitely the main attraction in this duo. It is a tiered piece, and is approx.. 6 ½” in diameter. The tier is about ½” in depth. The effect is great though, and the colors are really vivid. The topper is made out of a thick clear plastic, and the decoration is encased in it. I like how they did that. It has the nice shiny appeal to it this way. It is also so easy to clean this way too, which is really important. It’s made so well, that it can be reused. That is one of my favorite characteristics about it, as a parent. I hate all of the wasteful stuff that accompanies a birthday party. I can see this being reused for other birthday parties, a Halloween cake, movie night cake decoration, and even as a bedroom door decoration or playroom decoration. Just put some double sided sticky tape on it, and hang it right on up; perfect! That’s what we are going to do after a couple of cakes, anyhow. It’s a licensed product, so the image is a nice one. You can normally tell when unlicensed images are used. This one is perfect.

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I received this, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. –  DecoPac, Iron Man 2, Cake Decorating Kit, Includes Topper and Ring.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015FD3HME/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This makes it easy to be prepared. – Western Frontiers’ Ultimate MRE, Case of 12.

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I cannot count how many MREs that have come through my home, lol. Between having Military and outdoor enthusiasts in the home, we have had our share. I personally think every home should have some in case of emergency. Ignore the sign of not for resale. That is because the military cannot resale them. MREs are released after a year in surplus, and then companies are allowed to sell them. These have a varied life span from 2017 and up to 4 years. They are clearly labeled with an expiration date. The expiration dates will vary. You receive 12 MRE’s in this case. There is a mixed variety of meals as well. Each package is clearly labeled and tightly sealed. It’s really easy to pack out with these, and very easy to store for preparedness too. You want to store them in a clean, cool, dry place. Each meal contains a water activated flameless ration heater in it. This way you can eat in the field if you need to. It’s also a great way to get hot food when there is no power or readily available fire. The meals received in my box are as follows:

1.       Pork Sausage Patty, Maple Flavored

2.       Chicken Breast Fillet, Seasoned Garlic and Herb

3.       Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce

4.       Chicken Pesto Pasta

5.       Beef Patty, Jalapeno Pepper Jack

6.       Southwest Beef & Black Beans

7.       Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce (vegetarian)

8.       Pork Sausage in Cream Gravy

9.       Ratatouille – Mixed Vegetable and Pasta (vegetarian)

10.   Rib Shaped Barbecue Flavor Pork Patty

11.   Mexican Style Chicken Stew

12.   Asian Style Beef Strips with Vegetables

Now, do not expect gourmet taste in an MRE, lol. That’s never going to happen. This is food that can keep you alive in dire situations. Some of them can be tasty. My son and husband really like some, and hate others. That really is a personal decision. These are easy to store, and take along with you. They are great to take with you on a trip in case your car breaks down, and you’re stranded. These are definitely the choice to make for a camping trip, especially when you pack out. Every home should be stocked with meals like this in case of an emergency, so your family can still eat. I love that MREs are available to the public. It’s definitely something every home should take advantage of. You need to still provide your own fluids, and water to activate the heater bags. My husband states that some MRE’s will include the water. He says it’s always hit or miss in this department. I love how you get such a mixture of foods in an MRE, including chicklets. I think that is hilarious for some reason. These really make being prepared easy.

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I received this at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Western Frontiers” ULTIMATE MRE, July 2017 and up Inspection Date Meals Ready-to-Eat, Case of 12 Genuine US Military Surplus with Western Frontier’s Inspection and Guarantee.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EDB3H2Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They’ve come a long way! – BLM Products’ Garibaldi Heating 35″ Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace.

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When I was young, my Grandmother had an electric fireplace in her living room. She brought it out around the holidays, and we loved it. I am so amazed how far these have come. This fireplace is not only aesthetically pleasing year round, but in the colder months, can actually heat a room up to 300 square ft. in size. This is a Garibaldi heating fireplace from BLM Products’ on Amazon. It is 35” in length, and has a very pretty curved design to it. It has an elegant curve, which I really, really love. The heat comes out of the vents on the top of the unit only, which makes it easy to choose your placement for it. I also love the easy mounting design it has. It comes with a mounting plate which you attach to the wall, and then the fireplace attaches to the plate. They even include all the hardware, including the anchors. This fan is equipped with a regular 3 prong plug too, so you will not need a special outlet to operate it. There is no special set up or programming to do upon arrival. It’s a plug and play type of unit. Yes, it comes with a remote, and as we all know, remotes make everything better. I was, however, surprised at this price point, that they do not include the batteries for the remote. It requires 2 AAA batteries. No tool is needed to access the battery compartment. The fireplace is really responsive to the remote as well. The remote has one feature that I really appreciate. It has a hole on the back of it, so you can hang it near your fireplace. But, just in case you lose it, you can fully operate this fireplace manually as well. If you are facing the front of the fireplace screen, the control panel is on the right side. The buttons are clearly labeled as well. Some of the nice features this fireplace has, are:

1.       Heat on demand.

2.       Can run the fireplace separately from the heat feature, for year round use.

3.       Dimmable flames.

4.       Timer settings from ½ an hour to 7 ½ hours.

5.       Quick mounting ability.

6.       5,000 BTUs at 1500 watts.

7.       Whisper quiet functioning.

8.       Remote Control

9.       The front panel never gets hot to the touch.

I can’t wait for the holidays. We do not have a traditional fireplace, and a fireplace really makes the holidays special to us. It doesn’t stick out far from the wall either, so even if you have a smaller room, you can still hang it in there. It only sticks out approx. 5”. It does need 24” of clearance above it, in case want to hang your TV above it. The fireplace alone setting makes no noise at all. When you have the heater on, you can hear the blower, but it is pretty quiet, nd does not affect your TV watching or conversation. I really like that. It also truly doe not get hot to the touch on the front panel, which is great if you have little ones or pets. My fireplace has been functioning flawlessly. I am really happy about that. It was also designed here in the U.S., which is awesome.

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. –  BLM Products’ Garibaldi Heating 35″ Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace w/ Remote – Natural Log Flame Effect & Multiple Heat Settings, Black – USA Seller.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C94WKOS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1