Let there be Light – iTLTL’s Creative LED Desk Lamp & Night Light


Lighting is an important feature for any home. I’m not talking about just regular overhead lighting, or even regular table lamps. One should always be prepared for emergencies, or just plain unplugged, fun. This Creative LED Desk Lamp & Night Light from iTLTL, fits into that category. This portable light can be used both plugged in, or plug free. It arrives with a USB power cord. So, first thing, charge it up. You will have to provide your own adapter.

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You can use it plugged in, or without, once it’s charged up. It doesn’t take long to charge enough to use it without the USB cord. I received the pale yellow lamp, but they have it in all white, too. It is such a simple light to operate, but it is very useful. I was a tad skeptical when I first pulled it out of the box. It seemed too lightweight, which was equivalent to being cheap, in my mind. I was quite wrong, and I am happy I was. With this light being so lightweight, it can easily be used for camping. If you used your own clip or cord, you could easily hang this from a tree, or from your tent. I weighed the lamp, and it only weighs 0.4lbs. One pound equals 16 ounces, so this light only weighs 6.4 ounces. Definitely light enough to pack out with. Another lightweight aspect of this light, is the power it uses. It only uses 2W of power. You really can’t go wrong with LEDs nowadays.

This light does not get hot to the touch when in use, at all. So, it is safe to have around your children and pets. This is a 3-function light. You can have the base illuminate like a lantern. You can use it as a desk type lamp, and you can dim the light to your desired brightness, in both settings. On the top of the light, there is a turn nob. You just turn it to your desired brightness, that’s it. When used as a lamp, just unhook, and pull up the arm. There is a diffuser on the LEDs, so it is eye friendly. This part gets only slightly warm to the touch. The head of the lamp is actually the light source for the entire light. When the arm is in the down position, the LED side rests flat against the body, which is the lantern portion. It illuminates the entire base as the lantern, when turned on. This design is what keeps it so lightweight, and portable. On the lowest setting the light can last around 40 hours on one charge.

My youngest has a real fear when it comes to the dark. So, we like to be prepared in our home for any power outages. We also, always, travel with a backup light source. We have been in a hotel before, where the power went out for a bit. Boy, did those backup light sources come in handy for us. This one will definitely be one we take on vacation this year. I love that it can stand on its’ own as both a lantern, and a desk lamp. It really makes it so much more useable than a regular flashlight. The neck of the lamp is very bendable, so you can really position task oriented light, really well. But, since it clips into the base firmly, it then becomes a great handle to both hang it, and carry it from. We are overall, realy pleased with this product.

If you would like to purchase this product, it is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ5GMV4

I received this as a sample, but all opinions are honest and my own.

A great way to be prepared. – BHBody’s Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlight.


My family is big into being prepared. It amazes me how many people do not have the basic items in their home, that can help them and their families in an emergency. From my past experience as a nurse, and in life in general, I can say that a lot of emergencies involve the lights going out, or occurring at night. I believe that you should have at least one flashlight per person, in your home, and extras for company, or flashlight failure. We have several different types per person, in our home. This particular flashlight necklace from BHBody is so unique. I love how it has entered the preparedness arena. People wear neck knives, and tools, and now we can add a stunning looking necklace flashlight. My guys love the look. I, as a female, absolutely love the look. It is a great size at 1 ¾”, it’s an easy size to wear. The chain and flashlight are made out of titanium alloy materials. I think the chain is stainless, but I’m not positive. The chain is a 26” chain, and slips right over my head. That is my personal measurement. So, there’s a great chance you won’t have to undo it to put it on and off. That is highly convenient. The length of the chain, also allows you to use the light, without removing it from your neck. Obviously, that won’t be convenient for everything, but it’s a great option. This is a twist on light to, which is quick and silent, in case you need to be silent. Just twist it clockwise to turn it on, and counter clockwise to turn it off. When the light starts to get weak, just plug it into your micro USB, and let it be. It will not overcharge, and there is an LED light that goes from red to green, once it’s fully charged. It took about 30 minutes for my light to charge. You need to supply your own micro USB. Now, the charging port is located under the top of the flashlight. Unscrew it like you are turning it off, but keep on turning until it comes off completely. You will see the micro USB port on the side of the light. This is pretty bright for a tiny light. It puts off 130 lumens of a bright, white light. I love LEDs. They are so much more user friendly. No poisonous chemicals to deal with. They do not break easily when you drop the light, and they last soooo much longer than regular bulbs as well. This LED is a CREE-XP-G2 LED, and is rated for up to 50,000 hours. No matter how many times I see a lifespan of a LED, it always impresses me. I am a bit of a LED nut, lol. What I also find impressive, is that this tiny light is also a dual mode light. It actually has low and high. High is the 130 lumens. When you start to turn the cap to turn it on, it will first reach low mode, and when you keep turning, you will reach the high mode. You can’t miss it. It has an IPX8 waterproof rating, which means that it is water resistant up to 2M, and has an impact resistance rating of 1.5m. So, this means you can use this light in the rain, and if you drop it from standing, it will be fine and dandy. The internal rechargeable battery is an 10180 Li battery. They state that you can change out the battery when it finally goes. The LED will last longer than the battery. I have dropped the light and ran the light under the faucet. I have had no issues with it. I absolutely love it. It would make a great gift, as it even comes in a fancy gift box, that looks just like a jewelry gift box. You do have the option of putting it on your key ring as well, so it’s not stuck as a necklace only. It’s quite the handy and usable flashlight. I really love it.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – BHBody’s BINGONE WUBEN Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlights Torch Gift Box.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HYXBB7G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just hanging around with Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set.


We own a parachute hammock, and hammock swings. I love them, but they are not always the most convenient things to hang. Having straps like this, really is convenient. This product is military grade, and they stat that each strap can hold up to 500lbs. The included carabineer clip is a real carabineer clip. It is climb worthy, and made out of industrial strength stainless steel. It has a 5500lb test strength to it. It is a locking carabineer as well. Only one strap comes in a package. Remember that when you order, in case you need two. The strap is 2” wide and 5” 8½” long. The carabineer clip adds another 4 ¼” in length. This is one thick and durable strap. The stitching that was done on it is heavy duty and not going anywhere any time soon.  You can use this to tie up goods when camping. You can hang a hammock swing with this, and not have to worry about it not being well supported. If you are going to use this strap for a hammock, you will need to order two. The carabineer is really thick, and heavy duty. It’s easy to open and close. It really hurts when it hits your ankle, so don’t swing it around while holding it, lol. Yes, I did that. Some of the suggestions this company gives for this strap are: “Tree Swing, Hammock Strap, Boxing Bag Hanger, Camping/Boating, and Slackline Brace.” They actually have these suggestions printed right on the packaging. All very good ideas, too. Since this strap comes with a climbing rated carabineer, the price is actually very, very good. I’ve priced real carabineer clips and they can cost more than this setup. You can get creative with it, and even just use it to help you lift things, up and over railings, or into the rafters or ceiling, if you are a working man/woman. For those of you who like to hike and camp, and try to limit your footprint, these straps are supposed to be tree friendly. They are wide, which limits the stress put on the tree branch. This will lessen the chance of damaging the tree. Some straps are real narrow, and when you apply weight to the strap, it actually digs into the branch, sometimes causing it to die. So, that is another benefit to this company’s strap setup. I am really happy with this set up overall. My husband still can’t believe the price.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.”– Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set for Adults and Kids 6 Ft. Long – 100% Waterproof and USA Certified Safe.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EITI62M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The perfect way to carry a hair tie with you. – FLandB’s Stainless Steel Shimmer Hair Tie Cuff Bracelet.


My hair is so stubborn. It is thick, and very wavy, and has a mind of its’ own. A while back, when I went to the salon for a haircut, the stylist was adamant on straightening my hair, and making it behave. Over 4 hours later in the chair, he stated he gave up. He was over it, lol. It took him that long, with a flat iron, to straighten it, and it didn’t last long, lol. So, in other words, I almost always have my hair pulled up. I live by the coast, and it’s always windy. So, I almost always have my hair up in some way. When my hair is really behaving, I only pull some of it up in a hairclip. That is when a bracelet like this is perfect for me. When I am out and about, and my hair gets crazy, I can just grab my hairband, and pull my hair up. It definitely looks a lot better wrapped around this stainless steel bracelet, then alone on my wrist. If I throw my hairband in my large purse, it just disappears. This bracelet from FLandB’s on Amazon is made out of stainless steel. It is really thick and sturdy as well. I was really impressed by that. They certainly did not skimp on materials in the least. Because it’s really thick, it’s a little harder to squeeze tight on your wrist, if you like it more snug. This bracelet is stated to fit wrist sizes 5.75 – 6.5”. In my opinion, it will fit a much larger wrist as well. The inside of the cuff style bracelet is a smooth finish, and very comfortable against the skin. It doesn’t pull on your arm hairs at all. Since it is stainless steel I also don’t have to worry about my metal sensitivities, or rusting. Since I live by the coast, rust is always a concern. On the outside of the bracelet, the outer edges are the high polished shine, and the center is a shimmery, glittery finish. This is actually a sandblasted finis, and the look is awesome. I love the glittery shine it gives off. This gal loves her sparkle. Only band style hair ties fit into the groove of this bracelet. They sit in the groove perfectly, and really stay put while you are wearing it. Then, when you take it of the bracelet to wear, you are left wearing a really pretty bracelet. The bracelet itself is ½” wide. The opening is 1 ¼” in size, and the length of the interior bracelet is approx.. 6” in length. These are my measurements that I took. I normally wear a 7” bracelet, and this one is nice and loose on my wrist. That’s how I normally like to wear them, so it’s perfect for me. You can change the look of this bracelet so easily, by just changing out the color of the hairband. It’s quite utilitarian and pretty to wear.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this bracelet, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review: FLandB’s Stainless Steel Shimmer Hair Tie Cuff Bracelet – Women’s Medium/Large.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ENTW8O4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Always be prepared with Wotech’s 8000mAh 2-Output Fast Charging Power Bank.


I believe that you should have at least one power bank per person in your home for an emergency. In most homes nowadays, for example, the home telephone is a cell phone. If your power is out for the day, and your phone goes dead, that could be serious in an emergency. Almost everyone has flashlights, phones, tablets, and more that have internal batteries that need to be charged. This way, you will always have back up power in an emergency. Power banks, like this 8000mAh power bank from Wotech, can be used when you are out and about, or on the road for work, and more. My husband uses a power bank daily. They really come in handy. This particular one is well made, and highly portable. It measures out at only 5” long x 2 ¾” wide, and ½” thick. It does come with a micro USB cord to charge it with. It does not get hot to the touch while charging. I love the denim look, as they call it. It’s a very sleek and sporty power bank. When fully charged it will display 4 little blue LEDs. Each LED represents 25% of its power level, so it’s easy to see when your power level is down, and you need to recharge it. There is a power button on this unit. It’s located on the face plate where the ports are. If this gets pressed by accident, it will shut off after being on for a minute without anything plugged into the USB port. The two ports are different. The one closest to the power button is the 2.4A max output port. The other port is the 1A max output port. It has over-charge protection, over-discharged protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection, and short circuit protection. This power bank even charges my son’s highly finicky Samsung 3 tablet. It is really picky on what it will charge with. I have never had an electronic device like that one before, lol. I can easily charge his pad from empty, as well as my Galaxy Note 5 from empty on this power bank. I even have some left over. Overall, I am very happy with this power bank. It works very well and is highly portable.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Wotech’s 8000mAh 2-Output Fast Charging Power Bank, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wotech-2-Output-Charging-Portable-External/dp/B01CG4X7YI?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Power on the go.-Wotech’s 10000mAh Two-Output Fast Charging Power Bank.


We are big power bank users in our home. My husband especially uses them all of the time. Even when he goes to bed, and uses his phone as his alarm clock. He doesn’t have an open outlet by his side of the bed, so a power bank is his only option. We have our cable phone and router system tied into that outlet. This power bank by Wotech is a fantastic size at 10,000mAh. That is a great and very convenient size battery. This power bank is white in color. It is lightweight, and a great size at 5 ½” long by 2 ¾” wide and approx. ½” thick. It charges via the included micro USB cord. There are 2 USB out ports on it, so you can charge two items at the same time. It even has auto shut off. So, if you accidently press the power button, and turn it on, it will shut off after about a minute without anything plugged into it. This power bank also has over charge protection, over current and short circuit protection, over voltage protection, over discharged protection. In other words, you can feel good about using this power bank with your expensive tablets, phones, and more. You can charge anything that charges via a USB cord. There are dedicated USB ports on this unit. They are only labeled out though. The one closest to the power button is the 2A out port, and the one furthest from the power button is the 1A out port. IPhones charge well on the 1A. My larger Note 5 Android phone, needs the 2A port to charge. It does charge well on this unit. I topped off the charge on my phone, and this power bank still had 4 blue LEDs lit up on it. I like power banks with these lights. It’s easier to see when your power bank needs to be recharged. Each bar represents 25% of its power level. I can charge my phone twice and my tablet once on this power bank, easily. It has not become hot to the touch while charging either. It’s definitely a keeper. We rely on them daily. They are great when you are out and about with work, and travel. They are also imperative to have in the home, in case of a power outage.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Wotech’s 10000mAh Two-Output Fast Charging Power Bank, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wotech-10000mAh-Two-Output-Charging-Lightweight/dp/B01D4TBSQ8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

With this, you always have power. – Poweradd’s Pilot P1 Power Bank.


Power banks are definitely an essential every home should have nowadays. It’s just as essential as having back up batteries. We use ours for work, travel, emergencies, and when we can’t access an open outlet, lol. This particular power bank is by Poweradd. They call it their Pilot P1. It has an internal 5000mAh battery, as well as a 2A USB out port. Your power bank will arrive with 1 micro USB cord. That is how you charge it up. When fully charged you will see 4 blue LEDS lit up. They go down as you use it. The lights are on the side by the power button. It’s a lightweight unit, and measures out at 5 inches long and 2 ½ inches wide. It is also just under ½ an inch thick. Aesthetically it’s a very sharp looking power bank. I love the textured design. Power wise, it works wonderfully. It has smart charging capabilities. It will detect your device right away and provide what it needs. It charges our Galaxy Note 5 phones very quickly. We were able to charge our phone and a bug vacuum, and still had 25% battery life left on it. You can use this for anything that charges via a USB cord. If you have IOS products, you will need to provide your own cable. The same goes for other specialty charging cables. I plugged my phone into a regular power source, and my husband used this power bank. We were both at about 20% power left. His phone was fully charged, where my phone was still at 69%. So, this charger definitely charges quickly. This is really a great back up power source.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Poweradd’s Pilot P1 Power Bank, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-Stylish-Portable-External-Charging/dp/B0179NZ0OG?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Be prepared. – Rose Kuli’s Folding Shovel with Pick.


We actually already own this folding shovel. My son keeps it with his being prepared equipment in his vehicle. Which is a great thing to do, especially when you work on the road all of the time, like he does. This particular shovel has become mine. I love how portable it is. It folds up into a zippered camo pouch, which measures out at 7 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. It even has a wrist strap for easy carry. The shovel itself is made out of steel. The head is attached to a portion of the handle; it does loosen to be folded flat onto it. So, when you want it opened up in shovel/pick form, loosen it, then open the shovel up, and then tighten it back, to lock it in place. The other portion of the handle screws into place. The threading was done well. And mine goes on and off perfectly. The handle itself has a great grip on it, and the end of the handle even sports a small compass. The pick has a nice point on it, and can definitely help break up the ground for you. The shovel itself measures out at 5.9 inches long and 4 inches wide. On one side of the shovel there is a bottle opener, and the other side of it has a serrated edge. Fully assembled, and opened into shovel form, the handle measures out at 16 inches long. It’s a very usable size, and very sturdy too.

This shovel is great for preparedness, camping, hiking, and more. It takes up virtually no space inside your pack. There is a wrist strap on the storage pouch itself, as well as a belt loop. So, the carry options are there. They even offer a 5 year guarantee with this shovel. It’s a well-made piece.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Rose Kuli’s Folding Shovel with Pick, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: For a short period you can also get a discount. Use this code for a 60% discount: WD23LMYU