Saturday, March 28, 2015

Supernova 300 LED Camping Lantern

I received the Supernova 300 Ultra Bright LED Camping Lantern through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Slow-pulse LED indicator for emergencies 
  • Water resistant 
  • Durable
  • 3 D size batteries
  • Made with plastic
  • Great for camping, hiking, boating, emergencies, recreation, and more

When I got this lantern,  the first thing I noticed when I received this product was that the lantern did not come with D sized batteries. It would have made the package heavy when shipping. I had to buy batteries to try this product.

The cover for where the batteries go could be twisted off, but it's very difficult to line up and get it to stay. It takes several times to try to get it back on. There's also a clip on that cover that one could use to hang up the lantern.

There's one button to turn on the light. its very bright! It can light up a room very well. It can do the same with a tent or outdoors. There's also a handle on the top of the lantern to have it be hung up that way.

The 3 D sized batteries can make the lantern heavy. Make sure to hang it on a sturdy surface, hook, arm, branch, etc.

The top of the lantern can also be taken off to focus the light in a single area. Beware, doing this makes it very bright, so avoid looking at it.

Check out this lantern on amazon.

40 Chalkboard Labels & Liquid Chalk Marker

I received the 40 Chalkboard Labels and Liquid Chalk Marker through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • 40 labels
  • Liquid chalk marker included (walk chalk)
  • 8 Designs to the labels
  • Variety of use (Kitchen, household, crafts, organization, etc.)
  • Removable 
  • Made with Vinyl
  • Reusable 
The 40 Chalkboard Labels come in several different shapes. There's about 8 different shapes or styles to them. It keeps the design interesting and fun. 

The labels can stick really well depending on the surface the label is being stuck on. Glass or plastic jars work very well with these labels. The labels don't stick well on anything with fabric.

The liquid chalk marker works very well. I followed the directions on how to use the marker for the first time. The marker is harder to wash or wipe off after its been put on the label compared to normal chalk. It makes it nice because the letters don't wipe off if you accidentally touch it.

The labels are easy to remove by peeling them off the container. They do not leave a mess behind. May be less stick if removed often. 

Check out this product on amazon

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Crashing into Love eBook Review & Giveaway

Book #12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #20

Only one woman could hurt ultra-alpha bad boy Jake Braden.
Only one woman can heal him.
Fiona Steele has arrived…

Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that’s missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can’t have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden—the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

As an LA stuntman, Jake Braden’s at the top of his game. He’s hired for all the best movies, hooks up with the hottest women, and lives an unencumbered lifestyle where his needs come first—and where he doesn’t have to examine his life too closely. Except when he visits his family in his close-knit hometown of Trusty, Colorado, where he spends his time avoiding Fiona—the only woman who knows who he really is.

When Fiona’s best friend is hired to act in Jake’s movie, Fiona jumps at the chance to try to win him back. There’s no denying the white-hot attraction burning between them. With every encounter, Fiona hopes Jake can’t resist falling back into the love they once shared. But her well-orchestrated rendezvous doesn’t go over well with the brooding heartthrob. Living in the fast lane is perfect for a guy who’s buried his emotions so damn deep he’s not sure he can remember how to feel—and he’s not sure he ever wants to.

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

I fell in love with the characters in Crashing into Love. Each one have their unique qualities and characteristics that made them stand out. This was my second story I read with the Love in Bloom: The Bradens. I already love their family. They're very close and great relationships with each other. The humor they have is also quite enjoyable. Even with beginning to read this series in the middle, it's easy to follow and learn who each are. You may not have the full back story of each character or family member this way, but they're still very good reads.  
At the beginning, I was worried Jake would turn Fiona down. He kept seeming like he wanted nothing to do with her. I could see through his walls that he built around his own heart trying to deny that he had feelings left for Fiona. I was worried that he would keep pushing her away and not allow them the chance to try to find each other again. Of course, if he had done that, there may not have been a story with such a happy ending.  
I was pleased with how well Fiona and Jake were trying to communicate with each other once they did start talking again. It may have took time to get them to both open up and move past any trust issues, but it was well worth it and they didn't give up.  
I do believe they needed the time apart to find out who each other really are for themselves. They were still young when they had first dated. Their break up made them go after some of their dreams and discover things about themselves that they had not realized. Jake had lost himself in the process. It made Fiona and Jake trying to go back into a relationship together risky. 

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press

I received the Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • 50 oz
  • Chrome finish
  • Micro-mesh filter
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Works with ground coffee or tea leaves
When I received the product, I was surprised and a little concerned with how little there was for packaging. The amazon box fit tightly to the French Coffee Press box. Inside that box was a thin layer of bubble wrap. I'm very surprised that the glass on the coffee press didn't break. 

The coffee press worked nicely.

To use, the lid, pump, and mesh needs to come out. They come out together in one motion. The coffee grounds or tea leaves goes into French Coffee Press. Heat up water to a boil. Pour the water onto the grounds or tea leaves and leave sit for five minutes. You may put the lid, filter, and pump back onto the coffee press, but do not pump it yet. After five minutes are up, pump several times. Then it's good to drink.

Directions can also be found on the outside of the French Coffee Press box.

The micro-mesh filter helps keep the coffee grounds or tea leaves out of your cup when you pour it. It worked very well to keep them out the times I've used it.

The coffee press is easy to clean with how it comes apart. It can be cleaned in a dishwasher or by hand.

Check out this coffee press on amazon

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Silicone Beverage Glasses

I received the Silicone Beverage Glasses through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Unbreakable 
  • Freezable 
  • Made with 100% food grade non-stick silicone 
  • BPA-free
  • Microwave, oven, dishwasher, and freezer safe
  • Wash by hand or in dishwasher 
  • 11 oz. 
When I received this product, the first thing I noticed was the silicone smell. It was really strong. 

I washed them hoping the smell would fade, which did help. The wide opening made it easy to get inside the cup to wash it. Unfortunately, there was a lot of water stains on them after they dried. It was very difficult to get them off. 

If the glasses dropped, they picked up dirt and dust very easily. They got dirty quickly. They're not a glass I would use outside due to how quickly they get dirty. 

The cup is easy to hold and is flexible. I put hot chocolate in the cups a few times. It didn't burn or melt the classes. It didn't really feel that hot either to hold. It was just warm, which feels great during the cold weather. 

I also like that they don't shatter or leak. If you squeeze them too tightly, the liquid can come out through the opening on top. 

Check out these cups on amazon

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Speed Jump Rope

I received the Speed Jump Rope from Bella Naturals through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Lightweight
  • Helps with speed
  • Allows you to burn more calories with increased speed
  • Can help improve cardiovascular health (Jump rope exercises
  • Made with ball bearings that connect handle to rope (Helps increase revolutions per minute)
  • 4 high-grade metal ball bearings (handle to rope)
  • Cable is 10ft long and can be adjusted. 
  • Comes with nylon bag for storage 
The first thing I noticed about the jump rope is that it was very light weight. The cable feels like you're just picking up a string. It's smaller and lighter than my dogs' dog leashes. 

The ball bearings in the handles that help connect it to the rope do help make it move quickly. It allows the handle to spin with the rope without having it twist or turn in your hands. 

I love how easy this cable can be adjusted. With being 5'4", the 10 foot cable is too long for me. At first, I wondered what the circle part with the screw was for at the end of the rope. I tried spinning the screw and realized that it was to help hold the handle where you wanted it. It was very quick and easy to adjust. 

With adjusted the cable to my height or desired length, there was excess cable that stuck out past the handles. That wire kept butting me, so I decided to pull on the end pieces to see if they came off. They did! It made it easy to cut the cable and put those end pieces back on. No more annoying excess cables for me!
There was only one thing that bothered me about this jump rope. I didn't like the handles. They are small and help keep the rope lightweight, but the handles are uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time. They started to make my hands cramp due to their size and lack of cushion. Plus, the sweatier you are, the harder it is to hold.

Check out this jump rope on amazon

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bluetooth Celfie Stick

I received the Bluetooth Celfie Stick through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • Helps up your selfie game
  • Strong mount that you can move and tighten into place
  • Connects to phone with bluetooth
  • Shutter button is on the handle
  • Comes with charging cord 
  • Extends about 3 ft. 
First thing I noticed with this selfie stick was that it was apart when it arrived. The stick was very easily accessible. All parts can be tightened to ensure that your phone does not drop or fall out. 

The part that holds your phone is screwed in at the base. 

To ensure that the base is tight onto the stick, there is a spinning wheel that is attached to the screw. Spin until tight.

This tab stretches to allow you to put your phone in with a tight grip.

Sadly, my Android (Samsung Galaxy 4) does not fit in the clamp when it's in the otterbox. The clamp is a few centimeters too small. The phone does fit without the case on, which makes me nervous. iPhones, since they are thinner, shouldn't have a problem even when in a case. My iTouch fit perfectly, which is a similar size to the iPhone 5 and has an otterbox case on it. Even with the case, there was still room to spare.

This tab is located on the side of the stick at the base of where your phone is. This tab allows you to tilt the mount with your phone to any desired angle you want. Make sure you tighten this back up or your phone may drop or wiggle on the mount.

This allows you to get the perfect angle you want.

Angling the mount with this tab and extending the length of the stick allows you to get a different perspective or view in the photo each time.

The nice thing about this stick is that there is no extra remote to carry around. The stick can be bluetooth connected to your phone. The shutter button to take the photos is located on the handle.
To turn on bluetooth, slide the switch into the "On" position on the bottom of the celfie stick handle. The charging port is also located at the bottom of the handle.

Be sure to shut off the bluetooth to avoid wasting battery when it's not in use.  

I was a bit nervous trying the celfie stick out, which you can tell in the photo. I was afraid my phone would drop since it was not in it's case. With it being an Android and having an otterbox case, it was just a few centimeters too big for the mount. The amount of perspective and distance the selfie stick can get is very nice. I was impressed with how far back you can see compared to a normal selife.

Check out the Celfie Stick on amazon

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