Friday, July 31, 2015

Samsung Sport Band with Credit Card Holder #samsunggalaxys5armband

The Samsung Sport Band with Credit Card Holder was actually intended for Happy Husband as he works out in the woods, marshes, and other properties. 

When he's at work and is worried about his phone being on his belt, he keeps his phone in the armband and wears it to keep it safe, dry, and out of the way.

The arm strap is adjustable for comfort and fit. The cover is clear plastic to keep the phone from getting dirty or wet. It works very great.  You can call thru the cover and use all of your buttons so you don't have to keep removing the phone from it's protective case.

It's great that he can keep his debit card, driver's license, etc in the case as well.

Now, Happy Husband has an HTC Inspire not a Samsung, but it fits perfectly.  My Samsung Nexus fits well, too.  That's a nice plus as I can wear it when I'm walking in the evening.

Compatible with the Samsung S6 S5 S4 S3 G900 phone from all carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon etc.

Use your armband with the Galaxy S3 to S6 from all carriers. You can wear it over your biceps or on your forearm. The night reflector provides additional visibility for outdoor early morning and evening runs. There is even a slot for your house key which we all know can be a lifesaver. This armband is also great for high intensity workouts, yoga or even casual walking or outdoor activities.

The touchscreen is fully accessible through the plastic cover. The armband pouch and cover keeps your phone safe from impact and moisture while working out.

This armband is lightweight and fits arm sizes from approx. 9 to 5 inches. Also we recommend that you use this armband without a case.

SAFETY: Night reflector feature allows for increased visibility after dark.

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I received the Samsung Sport Band with Credit Card Holder for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.

GREEN TOYS:PLAY FOR THE PLANET Pin-it-to-win-it! #playfortheplanet

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You can be assured that your child's toy is safe, fun and better for the planet. 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

12 Hole Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time #REVIEW #ocarinaoftime

I have a young friend who loves The Legend of Zelda.  Really, what gamer doesn't? It's a great old game.  The characters are familiar folk and tend to become part of the family after a while.

The Ocarina is certainly a treasured prize to win!

Only recently did I discover that the Ocarina of Time had been made real! Here it is... and it's really a very beautiful, unique musical instrument.

Sadly, I've tried to play it but I am not musically inclined. Useless is the word that comes to mind. :)

The Ocarina has 10 openings on the front size and 3 on the back.  Placement of the fingers on the holes allows the player to make lovely musical notes and play tunes of all kinds.  The booklet included has several songs to be learned and played.

There is a lovely purple ribbon attached so that the player can carry the Ocarina around the neck or on the shoulder.  It's a bit heavy, but I really like that.  It's not at all flimsy.  It's well-constructed, quality workmanship.


*Handcrafted and tuned
*High Quality
*Kiln-Fired Ceramic Musical Instrument
*12 Holes
*Pitch: A4-F6 including sharps and flats

An easy to learn piece which can be mastered in a short period of time, with the ability to spend years improving your technique, discovering new scales and harmonies. The Ocarina is the perfect instrument to practice techniques and articulations, rhythms, speed development, precision, note transitions and different musical styles.

I think this would make a great holiday or birthday gift for the gamer (or musician) in your life.  I know I can't wait to see the big smile on my friend's face!

You may purchase the Ocarina of Time on

I received the Ocarina of Time in order to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.

Estilo Luxury Bath and Spa Pillow #SpaPillow

I was SO happy to receive the Estilo Luxury Bath and Spa Pillow but not so much for myself as for Happy Husband.  Mike works hard each day -- he's outside about 85% of his work day and he comes home exhausted.

The bath tub is his relaxation time.  The Spa Pillow just makes this time more relaxing and enjoyable for him.  He rests his head on the pillow and drifts away.

The pillow itself is wonderful: soft, pliable, fully-cushioned, adjustable.  It is 15" X 14" so definitely large enough to accommodate any size tub.

*Foam filled for ultimate cushioned support.
*2 panel cradle head, for supporting neck and shoulders.
*Fits perfectly in any bath tub, hot tub, Jacuzzi & spa. The bath pillow is small enough to take on  vacation!
*Holds firmly in place with attached 7 suction cups.
*Odor resistant
*Doesn't hold water. 
*Wipes clean. 
*Mold-resistant as long as it's allowed to air-dry.

There are seven (7) suction cups on the back of the pillow.  However, when they are completely dry, they do tend to lose suction and often the pillow will drop.  I just remove the pillow after we use it and allow it to dry on the towel rack.

All-in-all, I am quite pleased with the Estilo Luxury Bath and Spa Pillow.  It's comfortable and serves its purpose well.  

You may purchase the Estilo Luxury Bath and Spa Pillow at!

I received the Estilo #SpaPillow in order to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.

Monday, July 27, 2015

PARAGON SPORTS: Workout to Work Contest! #workouttowork

Paragon Sports is THE leader in innovative, quality sports equipment and athletic wear.  They have everything the novice, intermediate, and professional athletes needs to enhance their performance capabilities.

Paragon realizes that often your workout time is shortened due to you commute time. But that doesn't stop you from being your best!

Now, Paragon is challenging YOU to  #workouttowork! And giving you a chance to win the newest, smallest, and lightest GoPro Hero4 Session!


* Just snap or upload a picture of your commute on Instagram or Twitter with #workouttowork and tag @paragonsports

* Write a brief description of your daily commute.

* Paragon Sports will select the top 5 favorites and post them on their Facebook voting page.

* Voters decide who will take home the newest, smallest and lightest GoPro Hero4 Session

Begin your #workouttowork today and enter your chance to win the newest GoPro! 
Paragon Sports is taking submissions now until July 31st. Good luck!

Elimidrol: The Solution to Opiate Withdrawal

Elimidrol - The Way To Significantly Alleviate Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Elimidrol is a scientifically formulated supplement created to help you overcome opiate withdrawal --without risking becoming dependent on other drugs.

All physicians will tell you that most traditional opiate withdrawal methods come with high risks. To gradually wean patients off of their habit, they need to put them on a "safer" option such as Methadone.

While methadone has had great success, for many people, this treatment may well become addictive in itself.
It's a dilemma that has left some opiate users asking the same question for decades:

"Is there any way to kick this addiction-without the horrible anxiety, sleepless nights, depression, restlessness, aches, vomiting and the rest of symptoms that come with quitting opiates-without risking dependency on another drug?"

This is the problem that Sunrise Nutraceuticals, set out to solve with Elimidrol.

Elimidrol - Opiate Withdrawal Relief...Without Opiates

Elimidrol is an opiate withdrawal formula that helps reduce the pain, anxiety, anguish, emotional imbalance, irritability, restlessness, aches, and all the other mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal with a non-addictive formula. It's a task that has perplexed and stymied addiction specialists for many years.
However, if Elimidrol's early results are any indication, Sunrise Nutraceuticals has created the solution.

  • Non-addictive
  • Non-habit forming
  • Potent
  • Soothing
  • Highly effective
  • Detox-based solution
The main issue with opiate withdrawal is, and always has been, the extreme mental and physical discomfort that comes with withdrawal. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, emotional imbalance, restlessness, cramps, aching, bowel irregularity, and much more that send the sufferer coming back for more.

The Best Ingredients In The Business:

Elimidrol helps you get over this tough withdrawal period by providing a combination of potent and effective ingredients known for helping with opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Elimidrol is the only opiate withdrawal product guaranteed to work, and backed by a 100% money back guarantee. Elimidrol provides a level of potency that is unmatched by any non-opiate product in the industry, and has a success rate proportionate with the quality of its ingredients.
People who have tried Elimidrol have reported high levels of success in their recovery, along with major benefits like:
  • Positive mood
  • Comfort
  • Calmness
  • Calm, sustained energy
  • Emotional stability
  • Deep restful sleep
  • Overall relief
Elimidrol is available in both daytime and night-time formulas,  providing 24 hour relief. Reviews so far are overwhelmingly positive, with many people reporting that this was the one product that finally worked for them.

Elimidrol is a fresh approach to overcoming opiate withdrawal that's sure to help you reclaim your life.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-ray WINNER!

The winner of the ScoobyDoo and Kiss Rock and Roll BluRay / DVD is...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Charger WINNER!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

MY Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge #konjacsponge

This is a very nice Konjac sponge facial cleaner. It's the right size for my small hands and has a looped string so that it may be hung up to air dry.  This sponge comes in dry form, but when wet it becomes pliable and soft. It's a very gentle exfoliator made of natural materials.

BMY Konjac Sponge are made exclusively with the konjac fiber, a pure vegetable fiber taken from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant.
Konjac plant, also known as konnyaku potato or elephant yam, is a plant that is native to eastern Asia.

Konjac root is rich in minerals, vitamins, and it has been traditionally used as a beauty treatment for a long time in eastern Asia.

MY Konjac Sponge is made to the very highest of standards, using the purest volcanic rock filtered water and food grade konjac. All of our products are hypoallergenic & fragrance free. 

All of our products are never tested on animals, and they carry the Vegan Society logo as well as Leaping Bunny logo, the highest standard of cruelty-free status in the cosmetics industry. 

* 100% Natural Sponge + 100% Coloring & Additive Free + 100% Biodegradable
* Naturally Sustainable, Leaping Bunny (cruelty free) certified
* Gently Exfoliates Skin & Cleanses Skin Pores
* Speeds up Metabolism & Promotes Cell Growth
* Eliminates Blackhead, Dirt & Oil. Also Prevents Acne & Pimples


* Rinse & allow sponge to fully absorb water 
* Gentle massage face in circular motion 
* Rinse sponge after use & hang it to dry

The only issue I have is the sponge's rather short shelf-life: One to two months and then it will need replacing. It may be prone to growing mildew if not rinsed cleaned and dried thoroughly after every use.

It is great on older skin as well as younger skin.  It's cleans deeply, yet gently, without scratching or irritation. 

I love the fact that these products are never tested on animals. Big Plus!

Try the Konjac Sponge today and you will see a big difference in your skin.

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I received the Konjac sponge for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and based on my own use of the item.


We love pizza! We love spaghetti! We love to make casseroles! LOL!

After an extremely tiring, stressful day, Happy Husband and I put our hungry heads together and decided we wanted spaghetti and meatballs (Mike) and Pizza (me).

No way were going to do both... or were we?

This is the recipe we came up with and it really was fantastic!  So, here's our Pizza Bake with some suggestions for additions.  

1 small jar Pizza Sauce 
1 large jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 package pepperoni (cooked)
1 package frozen Italian-style Meatballs (cooked)
1 package shredded Mozzarella
1 package sliced Provolone
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 box Rotini Noodles (prepare as directed)

In a large bowl, mix the pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, parmesan, and minced garlic.  Prepare rotini noodles as directed and drain.

Spray or lightly grease a large (9 X 9), deep (at least 2 inches) casserole dish.  Place a layer of pepperoni on bottom of dish, add meatballs.  Sprinkle 1/2 of mozzarella over the top of meats.  Top with rotini noodles. Pour about half of the sauce over the mixture. Put down slices of provolone to cover. Then add next layer of pepperoni.  Sprinkle more mozzarella, the rest of the sauce, and top with last slices of provolone.

Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on your oven).

You can add jalapenos, tomato slices, zucchini, etc.

This recipe made enough for eight servings.