Review: Bag Sealer

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Another product that I received in exchange for an honest review is this cute little pink & white hand held bag sealer. It was so small that I didn’t think it would be able to seal anything but it did. The outside of the body is made of a hard plastic that seems almost unbreakable.

There is a pretty powerful magnet installed on the back of the sealer and I used it to hang on my fridge. I slammed the door several times but the sealer never budged once. Bravo!

It is the perfect size for me. My hands are not very strong these days but this sealer fit comfortably inside my palm. And it was so easy to use! You just put the bag in between the top & bottom of the sealer and press down. Easy peasy!

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But…I did have a couple of issues that didn’t suit me very well about the product.

  • No instructions were included with the sealer. There were photo’s on the box but it would have been nice to have instructions on how to use it explained to me.
  • Battery’s NOT included. Battery’s were mentioned a couple of times in the description but it was not clear that they were not included with the sealer.

Because of these issues, I only gave the product three out of five stars. Other than these two things, I would definitely suggest this sealer. I will be moving it into my craft room and plan on using it to seal bags of beads after using them. They are really sneaky suckers and this sealer will work perfectly for me to store them.  What would you use this sealer for?

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Lemon Squeezer Review

Occasionally, company’s send me products in exchange for an honest product review. This is one of them:

I posted the review below on Amazon.com along with this photo:

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Wow. I was VERY impressed when I opened the box for these items! First thing I noticed was that the lemon squeezer was hefty. I mean it is made of HEAVY metal. I don’t know why I ever thought it would be flimsy but I was so glad to be wrong. lol This squeezer will be used over & over in our house. And it will last forever! Its well made, easy to use, and a breeze to wash. Oh and don’t get me started on the zester. It fits perfectly in my hand and makes the best little lemon peels! I have never been able to do that, so it made me feel like a pro. haha

As you can tell, I was a tad giddy with this most awesome lemon squeezer. But I was being VERY honest and really didn’t expect such a high quality product. The company is called Mixologist World and worth a look-see, in my opinion.

I have noticed that my palate has changed significantly as I age. Has yours done that, too? My choice in ‘adult beverage’ has changed for the first time in over 35 years and I am so excited to experience new flavors! My newest fav drink now includes a lime and I am all about using these new toys to make little curly-cue thingys for my drinky-poo’s!

Cheers!

 

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Valentine Alternatives

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Valentine’s day has never been a special day for me. If my lover and I didn’t express our feelings for one another before or after this holiday, then we already had a problem.
Flowers wilt & die. Chocolate gets eaten, goes directly to my thighs, and then its forgotten. But take me out to a nice restaurant and spend the evening laughing and paying attention to me – count me in!
In fact, that’s exactly what we will be doing next weekend – after the Valentine’s Day Rush. And I am really look forward to it!
This outfit with the fur vest would be perfect, don’t you think? Not too snazzy, yet it makes me feel pretty. Back in my 20’s, 30’s, or even 40’s, I would have been pissed off if my fella didn’t take me out on that special night and lavish me with expensive flowers/candy. What a crock!
Time is what matters now. Time is at a premium these days and we like to enjoy every second that we can together. Maybe that is what today’s lesson is. Treasure what you have and live every second in the moment. Sounds like a plan.
Happy Valentine’s Day 2016 lovers!
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Week of Links 02/12/2016

Another week has flown by and the links are nuts! Enjoy!

A 155 year old mouse trap caught a mouse! LOL mouse8

Daddy long legs was fossilized while hornySci_Nat_Burmese_harvestman

Killer wave almost killed a couple. Never turn your back to the ocean!  https://www.facebook.com/KnucklesRap/videos/801934923249844/?pnref=story

 

Breast reduction scars appeared on the red carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burger King is now offering a double sized burger that is also drenched in garlic butter. No kidding!

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Kloe water Infusion diet benefits every age

Getting older sucks. But it is better than the alternative! Our bodies go through a lot of changes and part of that change is a need for more water. Let me be clear on this – everyone needs to drink water, including celebrities like Kloe Kardashian. Our bodies are mostly water and to live a healthier life we all need to drink more H2O. Infuser Cup

After doing a LOT of research on it, I decided to purchase my first water infuser. Its nothing snazzy but its a start. I got my cup in the mail yesterday and was excited about all the different flavors I could use. FYI – I am not being compensated by Amazon or the company that manufactured this cup. 

This low cost (only $5.99!) cup is insulated and comes with its own straw. Before going to bed last night, I cut a few very thin slices of a lemon, put them into the middle cavity, added water to the cup, and put the whole thing into the fridge.

Then I got out a couple of ice trays and made some ice cubes with mint leaves inside.  Did I mention that I did a lot of research on this? I had already purchased some tasty items in preparation for the arrival of this infusion cup. This morning I added the mint leaves ice cubes and right now they are infusing with the lemon in the fridge. I can’t wait to try it!

Kloe Kardashian has been a maniac lately! She has been on a weight loss mission and doing an awesome job of it. Part of her BIG secret is water infusion. Here are some of her own quotes on the subject from an article on Mirror.com:

“Let’s be honest… Water does tend to get boring after a while. So My current obsession is infused waters. Detox water, fruit flavored water, or fruit infused water; infused water can generally be any combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in cold water.

“While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has very low to no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health.

“Nutrients leak out of the fruit directly into the water. Some nutritionists estimate that you get as much as 20% of the vitamin content of freshly squeezed fruit juice, all without the extra calories or fructose.”

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“My water tip of the day. I try to consume about 5 to 6 L of water a day. (based off of my body weight and how much I workout this number was given to me by a nutritionist).

“Of course, this does not happen every single day but the point is I try.”

We all wish her the best on this and I hope most of us can learn something from her successes. Drink on people!

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Week of Links 1/29/2016

I am an internet junkie! And I like to share…

Monday 1/25/2016 – Snow happened.

Tuesday 1/26/2016 – Sloth is rescued and becomes a ‘thing’ on the internet.

Wednesday 1/27/2016 – Firefighter mom breastfeeding blows up Facebook!

Thursday 1/28/2016 – Jaden Smith gender neutral fashion is a hit! (video)

Friday 1/29/2016 – Grandpa’s tattoo’s are cool again.

 

 

 

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Should we sleep less?

clockAccording to many, many articles that have been circulating since the beginning of the new year, we should do a lot more things in the morning. Let me rephrase that – experts are saying that we should sleep less to achieve nirvana.

I don’t know about you, but I like my sleep! It would take a LOT to get me out of that warm, cozy bed earlier in the morning. So what are they saying? According to lifehack.com we are supposed to leave that most awesome cocoon for these reasons:

  1. Mentally Prepared – The idea is that if you get up earlier, you will have time to decide what to do. So you won’t be rushed. How about figuring out ahead of time what you want to do with your day?
  2. More time for exercise/eating breakfast/getting to work earlier – I don’t know about you, but I already have time to prepare for the day, eat, and get to work on time. As stated above, I plan my day out and actually get to work early.

I am going to stop here. As you can see, its all about planning and preparing for your day. People that are habitually late, are going to continue to be late. Its just in their nature. And people that plan their day ahead of time, will always be on time. Sleeping less won’t help either way! Which are you? Are you always rushing or do you plan your day ahead of time?

 

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Fur Vest Trend

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Fashion in 2016 started out with a huge bang! One of the fashion forward trends is a fake fur vest that just screams for attention. My take on it is making it all about the color. Make this trend yours by stepping out and yelling at the world…look at me!!

When choosing a key statement piece, like this sexy vest, make sure to keep the rest of the outfit in one single color scheme, so the vest can shine. Grey is a great choice when using red as the pop of color. And don’t forget that sneakers are still an awesome shoe choice as well. Slip a pair on to keep the trend going.

What colors would you choose?

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Walk into a healthier 2016

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Remember your vow to be healthier in 2016? What happened with that? Are you one of the majority of folks that make new year resolutions and drop them by the third week of January? Don’t feel bad, you are not alone. Its hard to keep up with new routines.

There is no rule of thumb but usually it takes at least 30 days to form a habit that will continue. And since most of us have been walking since the age of two, its probably a good bet that you will continue on with it later in life.

Why not walk yourself into a healthier 2016? You can kill two birds with one shoe! According to boomercafe.com, walking can reduce anxiety during menopause, lower your blood pressure, relieve back pain, and prevent both heart disease AND diabetes. Its like a super ninja hidden in your sneakers!

A recent study claimed that walking is even better than going to the gym! So what are you waiting for? How hard can it be to step outside, take a deep breath, and walk like you have been doing it your entire life. Oh, wait a minute…you have been walking your whole life! I rest my case.

 

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Comfort & Fashion = White Sneakers

White Sneakers are Comfortable

This style is awesome and totally ageless! Celebrities have been seen wearing the iconic, Stan Smith, white sneaker by Adidas. And according to an article by WhoWhatWear.com this style is not going anywhere. We couldn’t be happier! These shoes go with everything. They can be dressed up and down. And we are in love.

 

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