Friday, May 27, 2016

Freebie Friday!






Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A free desk organizer in exchange for an honest review (Coming soon)

I won a book from a blog giveaway and she added some note pads and cup cushion

And a cute make up bag that had pads in it. (Yes Gorilla, I got more free pads.) lol

And I also received a free full size pack of Crest Pro Health HD Tooth paste

And another book I won from a blog contest

And a $5 amazon gift card

Did you get any freebies this week?


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Product Review: Extra Sugar Free Gum Variety Pack 14 Packs 7 Flavors


Product Description

Why settle for only one flavor of gum. With this sugar free gum variety pack you can sample the following flavors: Green Sour Apple, Classic Bubble, Sweet Watermelon, Polar Ice, Spearmint, Peppermint and Winter Fresh. Enjoy and share with your friends. A piece of long lasting Wrigley's Extra gum is a simple pleasure that helps make real connections special. Extra sugar free gum was launched in the U.S. in 1984. Known for its incredible, long lasting flavors, Extra is available in geographies including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Taiwan.



My Review

I've been using this brand of gum for years because the flavor really does last a long time, longer than the other brands I've tried. I have diabetes and I'm always thirsty and have dry mouth so I chew a lot of gum to help with those problems. Also because I have diabetes I want to make sure to chew a sugar free gum and Extra has a lot of flavors to choose from.

Buying a product such as gum in bulk means that I don't run out when I might need it, I always have a pack in my purse, drawer, desk and jacket pocket. I have a bad habit of forgetting this so now I can put a pack in each of those places so I never have to go looking for it. The flavors I got were great. I've never tried the Watermelon flavor before and that is definitely my new favorite. The gum was fresh, not stale and each pack was in perfect shape just like how you would find it in the store. The variety of flavors I received was really nice and I got to try a couple that I've never tried before. If you'd like to purchase this, you can find it here

Disclosure: I was give this product free in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Favorite Picture of the Week


This is at the Redondo Beach Pier. When my brother and I were little, my parents and grandmother would take us to the pier and the beach and our favorite thing to do was ride the tilt a whirl. A few years ago right before my mom passed away, my brother took my mom and my daughter to the Redondo Beach Pier, so my mom could see the beach again and he could show my daughter the ride. I'm surprised the ride is till there. It's been 30 years since I've been there.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Product Review: What Night? Funny Wine Glass 13 oz by Got Me Tipsy



Product Description

What sort of night will it be? 
A good one spent with friends and family? A great one with plenty of laughter and fun? Or one that is such a blast it's just a blur the next day? 

The amount of wine you pour might make all the difference between one type of night and the next, but not to worry! The "What Night?" Wine Glass makes it easy to pour the perfect amount of wine to ensure you're in store for exactly the kind of night you want to have. 

Beautiful Appearance 
The "What Night?" Wine Glass has the appearance of a classic crystal wine glass at first glance. The 12.75oz glass has a long tapered stem and a wide base to prevent spillage and make it easy to grip without warming the bowl with your fingers. It's ideal for holding white, red or blush wine due to its shape. 

Great Gift 
It's easy to see why the "What Night?" Wine Glass is great as gifts for women or birthday gifts for her. If you're looking for funny Christmas gifts or anniversary gifts that will be noticed, this wine glass is the perfect choice. 

Highest Quality 
Unlike other funny wine glasses that you'll find on Amazon, our glass is designed to rival the quality of luxury-grade crystal wine glasses. It is durability tested to ensure that it's strong enough for frequent use, not just for displaying. It's even durable enough to be washed in the dishwasher without becoming scratched or faded With its incomparable level of quality and hilarious graphic, the "What Night?" Wine Glass is a perfect gift for any wine lover! The gift box makes for easy wrapping. 




My Review

This is a fun wine glass. I have a set of plain wine glasses but this one is so much more fun and it's a great conversation starter. I think this would also be a nice gift to someone for just about any occasion. The writing stays on, it doesn't come off. I've washed the wine glass I received a few times and the writing isn't coming off, isn't flaking and doesn't look like it will. This is a standard size wine glass and it's made nicely. If you already have a set of wine glasses this will make a nice addition to that and if you don't then this will be a nice starting wine glass for you. And it comes bubble wrapped in a nice gift box that is perfect for giving as a gift. If you'd like to purchase one, you can find it here


Disclosure: I received this wine glass free in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Raturday!

*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"The grand kids wore me out." 


*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"I have a little something stuck in my teeth." 


*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"So when do we get smores?" 


*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"Fa la la la ...what do you mean it isn't Christmas?"

Sunday, May 22, 2016

7" Portable Stainless Steel Multipurpose Tool Multifunctional Knife Axe with Hammer Plier by Rose Kuli

Product Description

The product is multifunctional rescue tool, can be used for rescue and self-help. Multi-function tool, Canvas carrying bag,Integration design, convenient to use.
Material:2CR13 Stainless Steel +wood.
Function: Pliers/cross screwdriver/double-sided poking knife/saw / knife/ slotted point screwdriver/bung puller/Bottle Opener Tool with Wooden Handle
size:L18cm,H2.5cm,W9cm.


My Review

I love being able to find my husband interesting tools, hand tools or camping tools that he doesn't have. He and my brother love to go camping and they both love to pull out their survival gear and show it off and this actually goes well in both of those boxes. Anyone who camps or has a backpack that they keep well stocked will like this multi tool to add to what they have. 

My husband doesn't have anything like this and he was surprised when I got it and gave it to him. We both thought it was very unique and I really liked that all of the different folding tools inside the handle came out easily because too many times those things are really hard to pull out in certain gadgets but not in this one and I like that. Being able to easily get at the tool you're wanting to use is a must for me so that was nice to see. 

I thought it was unique because not only do you get a hammer and an ax at the top but in between the two, there's a pair of pliers too! Hubby didn't even see that until I pointed it out to him and he's a maintenance man, so imagine my joy when I could show him something he hadn't noticed right away. 

I really like all the little fold out tools and the carrying case is nice to store and easily be able to find in a tool box or back pack. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself, you can find it here

Disclosure: I was given this product free in exchange for an honest review. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Favorite Video of the Week



Have you ever heard of Symphonic Metal? Or maybe Gothic Metal?

I don't always like the growly noises of the Death Metal bands or their music but I do like this song and it does get a little growly. I listen to quite a bit of Symphonic Metal and I really like it.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Freebie Friday!


Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A book from I Smell Sheep to review.

Everything else was from Samplesource:
Colgate toothpaste sample
Pumpkin Flax granola sample
2 Fructis shampoo and conditioner samples
Colgate mouthwash sample
Breath Right sample
Replens sample
Hair Skin and Nail Gummies sample
Sundown Adult Multivitamins sample
Facial moisturizer sample
2 coupons


And a $5 amazon gift card from Crowdtap

Did you get any free samples this week?


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Product Review: UberChef® Potato Ricer Set with 3 Ricing Discs (Fine, Medium, Coarse)


Product Description

Like all UberChef products, our Potato Masher Set has been developed with professional chefs in mind. They require the best-performing tools available, and so do we.

Few have the time to create authentic mashed potatoes that have a restaurant-like quality and smooth consistency. Even fewer have the time to mash and strain foods like carrots or sweet potatoes and other vegetables, or apples, bananas, and other fruits while preparing baby food.

That ends now with our premium, stainless steel Potato Masher. Upgrade your kitchen and take your cuisine to the next level with:
● Three ricing discs: Fine, Medium, Coarse 
● Heavy duty stainless steel and dishwasher safe design 
● Ergonomic comfort grip designed to prevent hand soreness 
● Convenient pot/bowl rest prevents slippage when resting on edge of bowl
All UberChef products are backed by an international 100% lifetime guarantee


My Review

It's easy to switch between the three different discs, just take one out and pop another back in. The problem I had with this ricer is when I put a potato into the well and pressed down, the potato got all smashed and stuck to the disc instead of coming out of the holes and I used the one with the largest holes. I boiled the potatoes so that they were fork tender like I always do and have always been able to use my hand masher but this just didn't work for me at all. 

 I even tried boiling the potatoes a little longer and they got water logged and still didn't go through the holes. Instead the potatoes started coming up through the top because the potatoes get stuck in the disc and won't go through the holes and everything backs up from there. 

I thought maybe I wasn't applying enough pressure to the handle so I had my husband try and the same thing happened to him. I cannot recommend this product after the experience I had with it. 

I give this product 2 out of 5 stars. 

I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Favorite Picture of the Week


My grandson and daughter came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. Here is Logan playing with his cars.


But as soon as he heard the click of the camera, he got up, posed and smiled...just standing there until I took the picture. 


Falcor kept an eye on Logan while he was here. lol