Great for Men – cspierdowis' Product Review Blog https://cspierdowis.com Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 83694181 Tryazon’s USAopoly Blank Slate Board Game Review https://cspierdowis.com/tryazons-usaoply-blank-slate-board-game-review/ https://cspierdowis.com/tryazons-usaoply-blank-slate-board-game-review/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:30:47 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7970

Being able to relax with family and friends, or just family, is such cherished time nowadays. Everyone works so hard, it’s just so hard to find that time. USAopoly is a company that makes a multitude of games. So, I was so excited to be able to be part of Tryazons’ USAopoly Blank Slate Board Party event. Unfortunately, mother nature thought we would enjoy Hurricane Florence much more. So, we evacuated, and were not able to come home for a couple of weeks. With clean up, work, and the effects we are currently feeling from Hurricane Michael, we ended up just enjoying family time. This game, Blank Slate, is the type of game that allows you to be silly, to relax, to not have to think too much, enabling you to just enjoy each other’s’ company.
In the box you will get:
1 Score Board
1 Directional Pamphlet
8 Dry-Erase Slates
250 Double-Sided Word Cue Cards with Box
8 Dry-Erase Markers with Erasers


The directions included are easy and quick to read. It took my husband only a couple minutes to read them, and then another minute to give us the directions, right before we played the first time. You need a minimum of three people to play, and can play with up to 8 people. My youngest was our third player. He was a reluctant participant since he prefers video games/computer games over anything else. As soon as we started playing, he started smiling, and laughing. My husband and I had a great time that night. Being able to interact in a game with our youngest, without electronics, was and is so amazing.


This game is so simple to play. Give everyone at the table a little whiteboard card and dry erase marker, included with the game. One person keeps ahold of the scorecard, to be the official scorekeeper. I seem to always get that job, but I do not mind. It is so easy to do. To play, everyone takes turns pulling out a card. You place the card either white side up, or grey side up. We have done games with white side up only, and the next game, grey side up only. The card states a word on it, with either a line before the word, or after the word. Then, everyone writes on their little whiteboard card a word that correlates to the word on the card. You need to think about what you think the others would write down. When everyone is done writing, then the person to the left of the person who drew the card, shows what their word guess is.

Then everyone else in a row, one by one. If everyone wrote the same word down, then everyone earns a point on the scoreboard, if no ones’ words match up, then no score is given that turn. Now, if multiple people guess the same word, then each person gets 3 points. The person to earn 25 points first, wins the game! See, so easy!

A game example:
Word drawn is: Ice_________
Example word guesses: cubes, cream, skating…..

This game is not only fun, but really allows you to have and enjoy a social experience at the same time. My youngest loved this game so much, he made us play another round as soon as we were done with the first game. This is now a family game, and I love it. I also love this game, because you can play it over and over. There are so many word options, that no game will ever be the same, and you can play it again and again! This really is the perfect game for game night, be it with your kids, or friends, or both at the same time.

As time goes by, and our town heals, and life gets back to normal, we will be able to have friends over for really fun game nights. We were so blessed to be introduced to this game. It really is a winner in our eyes!

Awards this game has won so far (Not Surprising):
2018 Parents’ Choice Award
2018 Family Choice Award
2018 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award

You can see what this great company has to offer here: USAopoly: http://www.usaopoly.com/ . They have a vast array of fun games to experience.
Here are some of the ways you can check out this game, as well as follow them on social media:
Blank Slate
Facebook Link
Instagram Link
Pinterest Link
Twitter Link

I received this to test via Tryazon and USAopoly. I was in no way monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions are honest and my own. I will not and do not earn any money from any of the sales of USAopoly.

#ad #Tryazon #blankslate #USAopoly

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Tryazons’ Codenames Marvel Game Night with USAopoly https://cspierdowis.com/tryazons-codenames-marvel-game-night-with-usaopoly/ https://cspierdowis.com/tryazons-codenames-marvel-game-night-with-usaopoly/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:19:00 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7900

I love game nights. Whether it’s just family, or spending time with friends, it creates great memories while having a great time. I was so pleased to be able to both try and share my opinions about this new game from USAopoly through Tryazon.
Some quick specs on the game:
For ages 9+
2 – 8 players
Currently for sale in the US and Canada only

Codenames Marvel is a game for Marvel fanatics. My household is the perfect fit, that’s for sure. My husband loves all that is Marvel. This game is easy to play, but there are a lot of instructions to read. Fortunately, the instruction pamphlet is both easy to read and follow. My husband was in charge of reading the instructions to our friends to see if they could easily grasp it, and they could. Even with frequent distractions from their little one running around.
The game is pretty simple. You have to lay out 25 cards in a grid pattern. Then you choose a card, which secretly lays out your particular grid. You work in teams and ask questions accordingly. One team is SHIELD and the other is HYDRA. Shield of course are the good guys! Mwahahaha for those on the Hydra Team. (You can be a one person team.) The goal is to build your team, but you have to guess clues from the director to find out who your fellow assets are. Each team will ask questions. For example, the director has to give a one word clue and a number. So the word could be scales, for example, and then number of cards that fit that description. If the number is 2 or more and the guessing side, “the agent” guesses correctly, they can either continue to try and find the others with that clue or request another clue. As long as they guess correctly, their turn continues. A wrong guess either uncovers a natural card or the opposing teams card. If they guess the wrong one, you place either a Hydra card or Shield card on top of it, depending on which side you are on. So, if you guess wrong, you are actually helping the other team win! You can choose the loser card though, and you automatically lose! There is a slot slated as the Thanos Assassin.

It’s the landmine of the board game, pretty much. Those with the most matches win. So, you can chat, eat, and be silly during the game. I will say that some of the cards are darker, and very detailed, which makes them a little hard to see if you have any vision difficulties. But, no worries, your partner can help you out.


Now, you can switch it up, and add variety to it. I think adding a timer to it would be hilarious. For example, only allowing 10 seconds, or less, to choose your card would be fun! Also, you can have couples take turns on the teams, if people were too busy chatting, chasing kids, and eating.


We served simple finger foods like cheese and crackers and pigs in a blanket to our guests. Our drinks were a variety of craft beers and Not Your Daddys Root Beer, lol. But, no drinks or food are required. The only thing required is some floor or table space to set out your game, that’s it.


Overall, it’s a fun, simple game to play with friends and family. We really enjoyed it. One lucky couple received a free game for themselves to take home. They have a older kids at home who they said will love it, and were very excited to take it home.


USAopoly has their own website, and sell numerous different games. That was another great experience for me. With Toys R Us closing, it was great to be able to see so many different genre of games in one place to look at and share with my son. Everything is so electronic nowadays, it’s important to connect without electronics. These games really help with that.

You can check out USAopoly and follow their social media at these following links:
http://usaopoly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/usaopoly/

https://www.instagram.com/usaopoly/

I received this as part of a promotion from USAopoly through Tryazon. All opinions are my own, and I do not earn any money from any sales generating through this blog. I was also not paid to write to this blog or share my experience.

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Godfather’s Pacific Whiskey Decanter Set https://cspierdowis.com/godfathers-pacific-whiskey-decanter-set/ https://cspierdowis.com/godfathers-pacific-whiskey-decanter-set/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 20:14:22 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7833

Nothing spells bar, like having a Decanter set. I’ve seen them in everything from old Black and White Movies, to todays modern sitcoms and movies. It has been one item that has been on my long-term wish list. This set from Godfather is just gorgeous. I cannot find one thing that I do not love about it.


First off, the way this set arrives is 100% Gift Worthy! It is quite impressive before even opening it. I am not exaggerating either. The box is a large white box, with the words Godfather Quality Glassware, done in large and eloquent font. I thought that alone was gorgeous. To my surprise, when I opened the white box, my jaw dropped. There was another, very prestigious looking box, inside of the white box. Be careful pulling this out. The top has the magnetic closure. I ended up ripping the white box off of it, so I didn’t have to risk dropping anything. The interior box is large, black, and has the same inscription as the outer box. When you left the lid, you will see a layer of foam. Pick that up, and your decanter, and 4 glasses are visible. To see the topper, you actually need to remove a piece a foam. The foam is almost as thick as the box. The decanter and glass fit completely into the foam. The packaging is awesome. This is a company that truly loves their product. That is quite obvious. It’s so nice, I am now thinking of how I can reuse it. It is too nice to throw away, now that the decanter and glasses have found a home.


The decanter and glasses are made out of lead free ultra-clarity glass. Perfect and safe for everyday use. Unlike leaded Crystal, this set is safe and comes with no chemical concerns. I am a big fan. The Decanter is a 27oz Decanter. You can use it for any liquor of course. I put Rum in ours. Rum is a great liquor for summer time. Bourbon is another great choice. My husband is loving the new addition to our home. He immediately played bartender for me. Diet Cuba Libres are quite delicious, in my opinion. We decided to test out our new glasses and decanter by making them. I’ll tell you what. Our diet Cuba Libres tasted amazing in our new Godfather glasses!


To make a Diet Cuba Libre, just fill a glass with ice. Place an ounce of rum in it, and fill with diet Coke. We then placed a packet of True Lime into each glass. Let me tell you what, pure yumminess!


The glasses and the decanter are thick in stature. These pieces are not thin and overly delicate at all. They should last a life time. There is a delicate curvature to the sides of the glasses. This makes them very comfortable against the lips, and easy to drink from. These are not thin, like wine glasses. There was no getting these to sing. I absolutely love the design. The decanter has 4 thick ridges on the bottom portion, and the glasses have 3. The bases are heavy, so there are no worries of tipping them over. It’s an eloquent and timeless European design. Both feminine and masculine. It should please everyone in home or office.


This product is availabe here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078V91TDL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 #Ad #MoonlightReviews #CrystalDecanterSet #Entertaining #WhiskeyDecanter #GodFather #PacificWhiskeyDecanterSet

I received a discount on this product. My opinions are honest and my own. I do not profit at all from any sales or referrals of this product, or True Lime.

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Influenster Finesse VoxBox Unboxing https://cspierdowis.com/influenster-finesse-voxbox-unboxing/ https://cspierdowis.com/influenster-finesse-voxbox-unboxing/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:57:12 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7781

I was so excited to be sent this month’s Influenster Voxbox. This month’s box was titled their Finesse Voxbox. Inside the box were 5 wonderful products:
1. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mouse – MSRP $9. It is stated to be found at Ulta Beauty.
2. Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. MSRP $2.49 (2Cups) Real Organic ingredients. Simple and quick to make; 60 seconds. No preservatives!
3. Olly Super Foods Smoothie – MSRP $29.99 (20.4oz Jar, 15 servings) Use Code: INFLUENSTER to get 20% off all Olly Products until 3/29/18. Only valid on Olly.com. You can mix a serving with a beverage of your choice. It offers 15 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber per serving. Each serving also offers 2 servings of fruits and veggies worth of phytonutrients. This is a plant based Protein drink, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, and has Natural Flavors and Sweeteners.
4. Essie Gel Couture – MSRP $11.50 each. They sent me their 164 Closing Night Gel Coat and 00 Top Coat Platinum Grade Top Coat. This is their 2-step system. They have a patent pending curved brush for application. This system does not require a UV Light, and can actually be removed with regular nail polish remover. They state they have over 100 color choices as well!

Overall this has been a great experience. I discovered some really great, healthy, new products that I did not even know existed. I am so happy to be able to share this experience.

#Ad #Influenster

 

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Keep Your Skin Fresh and Clean with Era Organics https://cspierdowis.com/keep-your-skin-fresh-and-clean-with-era-organics/ https://cspierdowis.com/keep-your-skin-fresh-and-clean-with-era-organics/#comments Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:56:27 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7538 I was sent three facial products from ERA Organics to test and review. I had my mom help me out on a couple of the products. The three products I was sent are:

Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer

Dead Sea Mud Therapy

Cleans & Restore – A Facial Wash

Both the Mud Therapy and their Relief Cream were tested by my mother, since they have some nut based products in them. I am allergic to nuts. I personally tested out the Facial Cleaner. I do love how these products have no Parabans and Phthalates in them. I am very picky on what I will put on my body, and my families’. 

The cleaner is a light, and fresh cleanser to use. It was not heavily scented with chemicals, which I like. Instead, it has its’ own clean scent, almost minty. It is refreshing, and comfortable to use.  It left my face feeling clean. I had no tight and over dry reaction to it, afterwards, either. My skin remained nice and soft. It was made to have a balanced ph value, and you can tell, with how your skin reacts to it. It is a 4oz bottle, and a little goes a long way. I like to put a little on a silicone scrubby, and clean and massage my face at the same time. Talk about stress relieving. I suffer from serious allergies, and have constant reactions. My skin is highly sensitive, and I have had no issues with this product. I believe the hype! Here are some of its’ wonderful attributes:

“All Natural Skin Cleanser for All Skin Types and Nearly Any Skin Condition

– Enriched with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey

– Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, No Harsh Chemicals or Preservatives

– Highly Concentrated with No Useless Fillers

– Balanced to Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH Unlike Most Soaps That Harm Your Skin

– Includes Vitamins A, B, C, D and E

– Naturally Anti-Bacterial Thanks to Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey and Organic Aloe Vera”

Next, we have their Dead Sea Mud Therapy. I remember, as a child, watching my mom do her mud masks to her face. She would tell me how it was good for the skin. I, myself, have done mud masks, and loves them. So, I was happy to give this to my mom to try. It is also full of incredible ingredients, that are nourishing and detoxing, to the skin. I make a lot of my own products, and use a lot of the ingredients they use. For example, this product has Hemp Oil, Manuka Honey, and Aloe in it. Those alone are so fantastic to the skin. It also has Shea butter in it. Another product great for your skin. These products, if you look them up separately on line, are found to have nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties to the skin. So, they make sense to be in facial products. This is the full ingredient list:

Dead Sea Mud, Organic Green Tea, Kaolin Clay, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil, Aspen Bark, Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Arnica Oil, Manuka Honey, Organic Hemp Oil, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).”

I like that they even have Non-GMO products in it. The scent is a natural scent. It has no overpowering odor, one way or the other. With this, you just need to place it on clean skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, and set in, and then gently rub it off, with water, using a circular motion. This will help to increase the circulation to your skin as well. It really is a healthy product to add to your routine. It is rich with vitamins and minerals. A vitamin for your skin, lol. Do this once a week, let’s say, on the weekend, and it should help to pull out the impurities from the week, and reenergize your skin. The following are some of the benefits stated from the company:

“Why Your Skin Will Love Our Dead Sea Mud:

– Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin

– Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging

– Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes

– Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities

– Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture

– Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion”

Last, but definitely not least, we have their, ERA Organics Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer. It has a long, long, long, list of ingredients, lol. Some of the wonderful ingredients in this cream are Aloe, Manuka Honey, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Blue-Green Algae, Hemp Seed Oil, Vit. E, Glycerin, B5, Vit. A, B2, Vit. C, Oat Amino Protein, MSM, and so on, and so on. There is a mixture of Organic and Non-Organic as well. This cream is non greasy, pleasant to put on. It has a light, natural, fresh scent. No artificial odors here. They state that is is wonderful for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and more. My mom, who tested this, only gets eczema, from time to time. Her hands and feet are her problem areas. She has been using this on her hands. She likes how it soaks right in, and leaves no residue behind. She literally has no tolerance for that. She can be one picky customer, and she is pretty happy with this cream.

“What Can You Expect from Relief:

Sooth, Moisturize and Nourish to the Base of Your Skin

Reduce Pain and Itching

Reduce Swelling and Redness

Boost Healing

Restore Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH

Moisturize Up To 8-12 Hours”

 

Overall, these three products, have solid ingredients in them. Most of which are organic too. We are pretty happy with our personal experiences with them, to date.

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To purchase these products, you can get them here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O19V5SC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013KITQWG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OSAUYTA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

I received these products at a discount. All opinions are my own, and honest. I am in no way affiliated with these products.

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Incredible sound from Hobest Bluetooth Headphones. https://cspierdowis.com/incredible-sound-from-hobest-bluetooth-headphones/ https://cspierdowis.com/incredible-sound-from-hobest-bluetooth-headphones/#respond Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:24:13 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7312 Hobest headphones 2

At first glance, this product really impressed me. We go through a lot of Bluetooth headphones in our home, too. I love the thick and sturdy storage case this product came in. The zipper functions perfectly, and it easily holds the headphones and charging, Micro USB cord, when not in use. The cord is a longer one, which I am really appreciating. They have really shortened many charging cords nowadays, and that is really starting to annoy me. We use charging stations a lot, and you can’t charge everything in one area, if all the cords are short. In your package, you do get the headphones, the charging Micro USB cord, directions, the storage case, and 2 extra pairs of silicone ear buds in different sizes. These headphones are very sturdy in hand. The two arms that unfold, do so well. No weakness in the joints noted at all. I love, love, love the splash of celery green color on the ends of the black headphones. It really gives this set a sporty look. I charged mine immediately upon arriving. The charging port is on the underside, of the right arm. All of the controls for the headphones are in this location as well. (They do, however, have other color options available.)

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On the right arm, you will find an actual on/off button, a + button, a – button, and a telephone button. On each arm, there is a small button that retracts the earbuds. This is the style where you pull the earbud out of the arm, to your desired length. I can see pushing that button by accident, so be careful. It is the first button, on the top of the right arm. If you remember that, you can avoid retracting your earbud, lol. The + and – buttons are on the side of the right arm, which will help you avoid that too. There is no LED light when charging. When you turn on the headset, it vibrates, and then you can see the blue/red LED lights. They are located at the on/off switch.

I have a Note 5, and I did not have any issues pairing with this headset. It comes up as SX-990 to pair. No code was needed. Make sure you pull out extra wire when fitting the headphones on, Otherwise the weight of the headset, when you move around, will pull the earbuds out of your ears. Once they are fit, they stay in pretty well. I bopped around, and they stayed put. The sound quality is awesome. I listened to one song with a lot of ranges, and a lot of bass, and it sounded great! The song was Cold by Maroon 5. I was able to enjoy music from Rap to Boccelli. I like all kinds of music, and I am really enjoying this headset. It has a mic for calls as well. Something my husband has to have. He is always on the road for work, and needs to have the ability to take calls at all hours. Since there is a separate button for calls, it really makes calls easy. This set has a high sensitivity microphone, which has helped keep his calls clear. It also has CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation technology. I can sit and listen to music in the living room with the TV on, and my son playing games on his laptop, and just hear the music. So, I think it works really well. You might want to not listen to music while driving because of this though, lol.

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Now, when listening to music, you control the functions with the + and – buttons. To increase or decrease volume, you need to press and hold the coordinating buttons. To restart a song, or go through the playlist, you need to just press, not hold and press, the + and – buttons. So, this is like most headphones, and easy to do.

These headphones will connect to IOS and Android. It has Bluetooth 4.1 technology in it. This helps with longer battery time, from what I read. I haven’t tested the standby hours, but it is stated to have this battery life: “supports 18 hours talking time, 16 hours music playback time, and more than 300 hours standby time.” We never have just talk, with no music either, lol. Now, these headphones do talk to you which I like. For example, when you turn the headset on or off, it says things like, “Power Off”.

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My husband has officially taken off with these headphones, lol. He also has a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone. He, like myself, has had no trouble with connecting to these headphones. The calls are nice and clear, both on and off Wi-Fi calling. The double tap of the mfb, or telephone button, does indeed bring up the last number called. When a call comes in it does state, Incoming Call, and then spells out the number. We have been able to get through a day of use on one charge, too. The calling feature where it tells you in the incoming number, is very valuable if you are driving. It gives you the ability to know who’s calling without looking at your phone. Now, when a call is coming in, and you do not walk to accept the call, you just need to double tap the mfb button; that’s it!

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Overall, these are comfortable to wear. The sound has been great, the calls clear, and easy to do. We both have been appreciating the storage case. My husband likes these so much, he has claimed permanent ownership of them, lol.

These headphones are available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XRYQJ2Z/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I received these at a discount. All opinions are expressly my own.

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My Tryazon Ozobot Evo Party! https://cspierdowis.com/my-tryazon-ozobot-evo-party/ https://cspierdowis.com/my-tryazon-ozobot-evo-party/#comments Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:12:20 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7181

I was so excited to be a part of Tryazon’s Ozobot Home Party. I homeschool my youngest, so I am always eager to get my hands on new tech. The Ozobot is a very simple and fun way to experience the world of coding hands on. The thought of coding for most people, equals boredom and the feeling of being defeated, before you even try it. My youngest is a computer attic. He loves everything that has to do with computers, and gaming. Since this is a hands-on method to inspire and teach, it is perfect for him. This little robot has been tested for ages 8+.

The Ozobot is part of the Stem Learning Practice, which is a big part of today’s education. What is Stem? Stem is: “STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.” It’s a feel-good moment for a parent to introduce this to their child. It definitely was for me. I feel that this is also great for older people, that are newer to computers. It’s a fun way to keep the brain stimulated, as well as keeping your motor dexterity up. It will also be a great generation gap filler for some grandparents to interact with their grandchildren. A win, win overall, for everyone.

You can get Ozobot Evo in a starter package. It includes the Ozobot Evo, a 9 piece playing field which is double sided, 1 micro USB cord, 1 carrying pouch, and 4 colored markers. The playing field has a green banded side and a blue banded side. There is a Quick Start Guide in the kit as well. You can go to  http://ozobot.com/manuals to download the actual manual. That is what I did. You can check out their website for all the information you will need. (http://ozobot.com/) They even have all the different codes this little guy knows, clearly displayed there. Ozobot can remember up to 500 codes at one time. The website also teaches you how to draw lines, and add code. You can print games for your Ozobot, as well as print out the codes, too. There is a free app to download. “The Ozobot app is designed for tablets with 9 inch screens or larger, camera availability and iOS 6.0 and Android 2.3 (or newer).” I only have Android products, so I was only able to test out the app for Android. I downloaded one app: Ozobot Evo. Other Ozobot apps will come up in the search, but this is the newest version of the Ozobot, and only this app will work for it. There are sections on the app that state coming soon: Ozo Tunes and Maze Runner. We can’t wait for them to be ready. The app is free to download. There is an Ozoblockly section on the app. This is the website for that: http://ozoblockly.com/. Unfortunately, “the Ozobot Evo video tutorial is coming soon”. More to look forward too, lol. I printed out multiple pages of each printable game, and code sheet. That way, I have a folder ready to go for playtime. Now, there are online games on the www.ozobot.com website as well. There are three main sections on the website: Products, Play, and Education. So, it is pretty quick and simple to find what you are looking for.

The Quick Start Guide has you set up the playing mat, green side up. The pieces are a thick laminated cardboard, and fit together like a puzzle. Then you press and hold the button on the Evo, until it flashes white, then release and place it on the starting spot. It takes over from there. It’s a great way to get started hands on with it. It will keep going on the board until you hold and press the button and it turns off. The Evo makes the cutest little sounds and flashes multiple colors. My son love it. The app can be finicky, and sometimes the Ozobot doesn’t want to pay attention, lol. In other words, it’s just like a child, lol. They do state that it is important to calibrate your Evo each time, before you play with it. You can draw a black circle on a piece of paper, or white board. I drew some on paper , and then laminated it, for future uses. Then press and hold the power button on the Evo for approx.. 2 seconds. It will start to flash white. Quickly place it on the black dot, until it flashes green. It is now calibrated. Now, on the video it flashes white for a good bit, as well as green. My Evo barely flashes white or green, but it does calibrate, so don’t panic if yours is like mine. I had emailed support, and they were fantastic at getting back to me and answering my questions. That was a huge relief for me. I hate companies that refuse to help out. 

The Education section is packed full of information to use as a family, or as a classroom set up. There are many sections to go through: Teacher’s Guide, Ozobot Tips, OzoCode Reference, OzoBlockly Getting Started, Calibration Tips, Log Sheet, and so much more. The amount that you can do and learn from this little guy, is really up to you, and how much you plan to follow and learn from this website. It is definitely worth delving into. Even though I laminated everything, it did not interfere at all with the Ozobot Evo being able to pick up the lines and codes.

They describe it as a three-tier system. First you need to draw the lines for the Ozobot to follow. Second, you drag and drop blocks of code (their OzoBlocky System) within the lines. The third thing is to take what you have learned, and create your own actions, and “world” to play in. To add another twist to the Ozobot, on their webpage, they even offer Marvel skins, that take on lights on sounds of the characters. For a reluctant learner, this might really help to inspire them.

I initially had a lot of trouble getting my Evo to connect to my app. There is a little trick to it. When you are loading your app, make sure you give it permission to use your Bluetooth. Then whenever you are accessing the app, turn on the Evo next to the device, at the same time. That way it is able to connect. Since I have started turning the app and the Evo on at the same time, I haven’t had an issue at all. This robot has become one of my son’s favorite “toys”. I hate calling it a toy since it is robotic based. It really is so much more than a toy.

We had so much fun at our Ozobot Tryazon Party. People were amazed at how interactive it was. They could not believe all the different ways you can interact with it too. We all had to agree that the lights and sounds that this little robot makes, is what really brings it alive to people. It gives it so much personality. I loved seeing all ages play with it. One is now giving one to her grandson for his birthday in June. She loves that he can learn with it, and she can interact with it, with him too. We had an older teacher there, that just fell in love with it, and everything the Evo can do. She was so impressed. This overall experience has been so much fun! I truly recommend the Ozobot Evo for all ages over 8.

You can follow Ozobot and be a party of their community on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/ozobot/

There are even Ironman and Captain America Smart Skins available. We love that type of thing in my household, lol. This website has the packages available here: https://shop.ozobot.com/collections/all-new-ozobots. My son has officially put them on his wish list, since both Easter and his birthday are coming soon.

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I received the Ozobots Evo to present the party, and share my experience. All opinions are solely my own and 100% honest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From home to salon, MiroPures’ UVLED Nail Dryer. https://cspierdowis.com/from-home-to-salon-miropures-uvled-nail-dryer/ https://cspierdowis.com/from-home-to-salon-miropures-uvled-nail-dryer/#respond Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:22:38 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=7065

Getting your nails done is a huge deal around the globe. Unfortunately, our pockets do not always allow the funds to go out and have them done. I personally, never go out and have my nails done. If you work hard too, it’s hard to find the time to get them done professionally as well. Gel polish is also highly popular. Many people think that they can’t do it easily at home, and then, don’t even try. I’ve had a UV nail dryer in the past, but my husband stole it to fix telephones with. It turns out the glue for smart phone screens, need UV light to dry too, lol. So, I was very happy to be able to test out this Nail Dryer/UV Light from MiroPure. It is much nicer than my last one. I really like the size of it. It is larger than a lot, which allows you the ability to easily do your toes as well, in it. It is also more forgiving if you move your hands, because your child keeps interrupting you, lol. The width on it measure out to be approx. 8 6/8th”. This particular model has 2 different light sources, not one main one. They use a 305/405nm Light Source Technology. If you look inside of the dryer when it is not on, you will see the many UVLED light points spread throughout the dryer. 24 to be exact, and they each have a 50,000 hour lifespan.

The dryer has 4 buttons on it. One is the on/off button/99S, and the other three are labeled 10S, 30S, and 60S. When the heat setting is 99s, it gradually increases, which is supposed to provide more comfort during the nail drying process. I never experienced discomfort, but for those that are more sensitive, this may be a great thing for you. It normally only takes approx.. 30 seconds to cure/dry Gel Nail Polish, and 60 seconds to dry rhinestone gem glue. I have never done the Rhinestone gem glue myself. But now I am quite curious about it. In your package you will get 1 dryer, 1 power cord, 2 nail files, and an instruction pamphlet. The nail files are the larger ones, and are quite handy to have and use. The power cord is detachable and is a 2 prong plug, which can be used on an extension cord. It is a 36W lamp. If you mess up and get the inside of the dryer dirty, you can detach the base, for easy cleaning. The digital screen on it is pretty large, and very clear to read. They use bright white LEDs for the readout. So, at a quick glance you can see where you are at, time wise. The dryer runs fairly quiet, like what I am used to. Overall, this is a very well made product, and it does its’ job well. I really love the large size of it. I can’t express that enough. After working with this nail dryer/UV light, I have absolutely no complaints. Everything works as it should, and it is so easy to clean and use. I am very happy with this product.

 

This nail dryer is available here for purchase from MiroPure: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KZQ90S6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The best storage solution for my SUV. – Kodiak Autos’ 2 in 1 Backseat Car Trunk Organizer. https://cspierdowis.com/the-best-storage-solution-for-my-suv-kodiak-autos-2-in-1-backseat-car-trunk-organizer/ https://cspierdowis.com/the-best-storage-solution-for-my-suv-kodiak-autos-2-in-1-backseat-car-trunk-organizer/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:09:29 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=6581 trunk-organizer-2

I drive an SUV. I love this type of car, but I have never loved how cluttered the back of the car can get. Everything just slides around, and containers can topple over, spilling their contents. Unless you leave the back of your SUV empty, it always looks messy, too. I own and use car organizers, but they never keep things handy or neat. Until this one, that is. I really love this car organizer. We always have extra tissues and movies in or car. My son has a constant runny nose, and hates being in a car. So, we always play a movie, or have him on his tablet. Our lives are better this way, lol. This organizer is the first I have personally seen that not only spans the back seat, but has actual deep pockets, not just flat expandable pockets. My husband has used the flat style before, in his pickup, to organize work papers, but even he really likes this design a lot better. In this organizer from Kodiak Auto, there are 3 pockets with Velcro closures, and one open pocket. The open pocket can fit a large sized water bottle, if needed, and that includes a 2L bottle of soda, lol. Two of the pockets with the flap closure are the same size, and can actually fit a large sized tissue box. The other pocket is much larger, and about double the size of the other two pockets. We fit a ton of movies into this pocket. It is so nice that my son can lean over a pick a new movie out, when we are parked. I don’t have to get out and go to the back of the car anymore! I am loving that. The same thing for tissues, when he runs out. He also never reminds me that he is running out of tissues until we are driving down the road, lol. Now, I always carry an extra full box with me. You can so much into these pockets, and keep your vehicle more organized and cleaner looking. I’s a wonderful thing for both Trucks and SUVs. It can also be used in cars too, though.

The organizer is 36” long, 10” all, and the pockets are 4 ½” deep. It has two nylon webbing straps with plastic buckle closures. They are easily adjustable, like backpack straps. Just place each end around your headrest, and tighten them in place. So, easy and quick to install. It doesn’t bounce around against your seat either. There is a Velcro strip that runs along the back of it. This helps keep the bag still on most seats, anyhow. The bag is constructed out of a thick and durable 600D polyester material. It is just like thick backpack material. Mine arrived with no odor to it. It was in perfect condition, and the stitching was all done very well. This should last for a long while. I am truly very thrilled with this organizer. It pretty much is the answer to my car organizing dreams.

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I received this at a discount. – I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Kodiak Autos’ 2 in 1 Backseat Car Trunk Organizer.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQSDGQS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Keep your good credit protected. – DASH Co.’s RFID Extra Capacity Bifold Men’s Wallet. https://cspierdowis.com/keep-your-good-credit-protected-dash-co-s-rfid-extra-capacity-bifold-mens-wallet/ https://cspierdowis.com/keep-your-good-credit-protected-dash-co-s-rfid-extra-capacity-bifold-mens-wallet/#respond Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:52:51 +0000 https://cspierdowis.com/?p=6208 RFID for your financial protection. Now as our kids grow up, we need to talk about another form of protection, lol. Your credit cards need protection too. Without it, you are fair game to predators. RFID wallets are now coming out on the market in all forms and styles. You are no longer limited to those hard cases. I never carried one of those. RFID protection makes it so a predator can’t walk by you and scan your credit cards, thus stealing the card information, and your good credit. It’s pretty much a must have nowadays. This particular wallet, from Dash Wallet is fully protected. For a wallet, it has so much storage too; 9 compartments. The billfold area has 2 compartments to it. You can store checks in one, for those that keep a couple on you, or receipts for work. Or if you are a compulsive organizer, this may be a dream to be able to divide your bills just so. The wallet is made out of a pleather. It has a texture to it. It is not the fake leather style, where its’ smooth. I actually like this better. It has a matte finish to it, and the grip is pretty solid. I like the style of it as well. It is not a plain Jane wallet.

Since it is pleather, there is that usually pleather scent to it. It was very well wrapped up, even inside of the nice gift box it arrives in. The scent starts to fade after you unwrap it. Since it is pleather, it is also easy to wipe off, for you outdoorsy, hardworking people. The cost of this wallet is minimal too. If you are hard on your wallets, like one of my sons is, then this may be a great choice for you. The stitching on this wallet is well done, tight and on point. Mine has no imperfections and measures out at: 5″ x 4″ x 1/4″. It is fully lined, and the lining is black as well. Overall, it’s a well-made wallet, that will help you protect your credit cards, and all for a remarkably low price.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own. – DASH Co.’s RFID Extra Capacity Bifold Passcase Men’s Wallet.

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