Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GrillFella BBQ Wok

I received the copper and silver GrillFella BBQ Wok through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Comes with a divider 
  • Free silicone heat pads 
  • Durable carbon steel trays 
  • Stainless steel handles
  • 1 year warranty 
  • Makes grilling smaller foods easy 
  • Easy to clean
The GrillFella BBQ Wok trays are heavy duty. They're very durable, even if they are dropped. They can also hold up with the heat of the grill. The heat pads that came with helps you hold onto the handles to avoid getting burnt. 

One of my concerns when I got the trays was if the paint (copper/silver) would come off the of the steel trays. I tried taking a knife and scissors to it to scratch at it in a small corner. The trays got lines on them, but nothing that I noticed flaked off. It made me feel safer with using these trays. 

I didn't understand what the S hooks were for  at first. It took me a little bit to realize that they are to help hook the divider into place and to keep it from moving. Alone the divider will slide or fall out of place. 

I do like that you can move the divider to where you want it. It makes it easier to grill different sizes of food (meat, veggies, etc.) with one surface or tray. 

I like using the GrillFella BBQ Wok trays with grilling because it keeps the food where I need it, avoids small ones from falling in between the grill bars, helps keep the grill cleaner, and these are easy to wash. 

Even without grilling, these trays work great to help carry plates, silverware, napkins, cups, etc. outside and not risk dropping them all.
 Check out the copper and silver GrillFella trays on amazon. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollywood Legends DVD Giveaway

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Playing Without Rules eBook & Giveaway

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Book Blurb
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father. Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister. Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret. Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Playing Without Rules is available on Amazon (Read Free with Kindle Unlimited)

My Review
This story was hard to put down. I couldn't stop reading it until I was finished. It was that good.  
The setting of the story was well written and gave the reader a vivid image of where this story took place and what was going on.  
The characters each had distinct characteristics that made them stand out. 
Marcia had been in love with her boyfriend Brock when they were teenagers. Brock had big dreams of being a ballplayer, since it was like therapy to him. Marcia's dad had got Brock to take his anger about his past and his abusive father out in baseball. Marcia's father had took Brock under his wing and helped him cope with a very difficult situation. Brock never wanted kids because he feared he'd be like his father, although he very rarely ever showed signs of aggression towards people, besides the night his mother died. Even though Marcia and Brock had took precautions to avoid having kids, Marcia got pregnant. She wanted to tell Brock many times. The night she was going to tell him for the first time, he stated he disliked kids and never wanted them. This sealed their fate.  
After five years of separation, their love for each other never died, despite what they told themselves. Now Marcia's secret is at risk. Could she trust Brock enough to let him know about his own daughter or will fear keep them both back from being together? 
There were many times I was frustrated with Marcia and Brock for not overcoming their fears and letting them control their lives. But, given the situation, I probably would have acted similar.  
This book left me wanting to know more. I wished there were more scenes with Brock and Bianca (the daughter) together. They were so cute together, even though Brock didn't always know who Bianca truly was. I also wanted to know how he reacted when the new surprise or "ninja turtle" was joining the family. I wish we could have read/seen his first reaction to the news. 

Author Info
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. Subscribe to her mailing list for upcoming books and giveaways: and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, and more. Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos, Roaring Hot, Playing Without Rules, Christmas Stray (upcoming) Want to Contact Rachelle? Facebook Reader’s Club *~* Aim to Love Romances Website *~* Blog *~* Google+ *~* Facebook *~* Twitter *~* Goodreads *~* Pinterest  

Review Tour Schedule
Tour Participant Blog Name Tour Date
Amber McCallister Tuesday, February 17
Lyssa Layne Tuesday, February 17
Shandi K Dews Wednesday, February 18
Nadene Reynolds Wednesday, February 18
Jamie Fredrickson Thursday, February 19
Cheryl Bavaro Friday, February 20
Debbie Rosa Saturday, February 21
Liza Cochico Sunday, February 22
Raquel Leite Monday, February 23
Kaitlyn Sigler Tuesday, February 24
Chantel Rhondeau Wednesday, February 25
Paige Boggs Thursday, February 26
Jessica Cali Friday, February 27
Krista Bainbridge Saturday, February 28
Jessica Cassidy Sunday, March 01
Marie Dee Monday, March 02
Rachelle Ayala Monday, March 02

Tour Giveaway Rachelle Ayala is generously giving away a $10 gift card (Paypal or Amazon) and a key chain (US and Canada only).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen

I received the Minzos 4-In-1 TurboPen for Tablet and Smartphone through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • Stylus, Ball Point Pen, LED Light, & Presentation Pointer 
  • Works with iPads, iPhones, Androids, Tablets, etc. 
  • Weighs 1.3 oz. 
  • 5 in. tall & 3/8 in. diameter 
  • Takes 3 watch like batteries (included
I had some issues with mailing and extra charges due to the shipment not having enough postage stamps on it. The company was quick to help solve the issue. They were very responsive. 

There are directions on how to find the ballpoint pin on the 4-in-1 TurboPen, which was useful. There's also pictures indicating which button on the 4-in-1 TurboPen brings out the LED light and Presentation Pointer. This makes it easier to use and avoid accidentally pointing the laser pointer in someone's eyes. 

The LED light is very bright. It makes it easy to help find things in the dark or to help read.  

The laser pointer can go a long distance, so be careful and do not point it in any one's eyes.

The batteries are included in with the product, which I was thankful for. Be careful if you unscrew where the batteries are. They can be difficult to be put back in.

The ball point pen writes very smoothly. I'm picky with my pens, and I love gel pens because they write smoother. I was surprised at how smooth this pen writes without being a gel pin. I'm impressed with it.

Note: You do not need to unscrew the cap to get to the ball point pen, although you can. It's easier to use and write with if you just pull off the cap. 

The stylus part is made with a nice rubber cover. It helps avoid scratching the screen. It's also thick, so it does not rip or break easily. I also do not need to use a lot of pressure to write or use the stylus.

I have no issues with this 4-in-1 TurboPen. It is very well made. I just wish that it was possible to have a refillable ball-point pen in case it ever runs out.

Check out this TurboPen on amazon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Syono Shiatsu Neck Massager

I received the Syono Shiatsu Neck Massager through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Pressure massaging
  • Helps cope with stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression
  • Daily use can help break down poor neck collagen and allows healthy collagen to regenerate 
  • Promotes blood flow
I'm one who is always up for a good neck massage or any type of massage. It's comforting and helps relax me. 

The Syono Shiatsu Neck Massager is made with a thick plastic. It's not hollow, which made me feel comfortable and confident that it wouldn't break during use. The handles are thicker, which makes it easier to hold on to. The rollers are softer and reminds me of thick rubber. 

When I first received the Syono Shiatsu Neck Massager, I wasn't really sure how well it would work. It didn't seem like a neck could fit in between the rollers. There was no directions that really came with the product or package. I was confused. 

It took me several tries to figure out how to get it to work where it actually massages your neck and doesn't just try to pinch or cause pain. 

The rollers should be angled down in the middle and the handles should be pointed up to help provide the rolling massage when one is doing the lower neck and middle neck. 

When doing the upper neck or near the head, the rollers should be pointed up in the middle and the handles should be facing down to help with the rolling massage. 

This neck massage applies a lot of pressure, which to me feels great. It feels like it's providing a deep massage. 

If you're one who doesn't like a lot of pressure with your massages, this neck massager may seem painful. 

Warning: If you have long hair, have it up in a bun or pony tail to avoid it getting caught in the rollers. It hurts if you do and can be a pain to get unstuck. 

Check out this neck massager on amazon

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Calf Compression Sleeves

I received the Calf Compression Sleeves through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • Helps support muscles
  • Increases blood flow
  • Help fight muscle fatigue
  • Boost circulation 
  • Helps recover faster
  • Reduces pain from shin splints 
  • Breathable and Durable
  • 75% Lycra, 25% Spandex
  • 2 sizes to choose from, great for calf sizes 11 inches up to 19 inches (medium 11" up to 15", large is 15" up to 19"

When I first received the calf compression sleeves, I wasn't sure how well they'd work. I hadn't tried calf sleeve compression sleeves before.

When I tried putting them on, I had to roll them up, some what like how you'd have to roll up a pillow cover, leggings, or tights, to help get them over the foot and ankle. They were tight, but not too tight.

I felt more energized with these calf compression on. I could walk or jog longer than normal with these calf compression sleeves on.

The circulation and blood flow were better with these calf compression sleeves on compared to when I wouldn't have them on.

These calf compression sleeves are great for running, jogging, cycling, or walking.

They were also easy to wash and kept their stretch or size. I just washed with water and soap or stuck in the washing machine. I let them hang to dry, so they wouldn't shrink.

Check these calf compression sleeves out at amazon

Jetsetter TSA Luggage Lock

I received the Jetsetter TSA Luggage Lock through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • 2 Pack of TSA Locks 
  • 3 Dial Combination 
  • Flexible Cable 
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Made with Zinc Alloy
When I received the Jetsetter TSA Luggage Locks, the first thing I noticed was how lightweight they were. It allows you to lock your luggage without adding too much extra weight to it for when the luggage is weighed in. 

The 3 Dial combination is easy to set and use. The white arrows marked on the lock makes it easy to line up the numbers to get the lock to be unlocked.

The flexible cable makes it easy to thread through zippers without having to struggle to get cable or hook to go through. 

It's said that the TSA cable locks can be used and have TSA agents inspect your checked bags without having to cut off the locks. I have yet to travel since getting these locks, so I'm not sure how well that really works. 

These luggage locks don't just have to be used on luggage. They also work on lockers or other items that you would like to lock. 

Check out these locks on amazon

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Luck of the Irish St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

The Luck of The Irish St Patrick's Day Giveaway

This holiday is celebrated every year on March 17th, honoring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. The celebrations are largely Irish culture themed and typically consist of wearing green, parades, and drinking. 

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Corinthian Bells 44-Inch Green Windchimes
The Corinthian Bells® 44" T406 creates musical tones for your outdoor garden or patio.
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