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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kinivo M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System With NFC Pairing - Review

Kinivo kindly sent me this Bluetooth speaker system in exchange for a fair and honest review.  No other form of compensation was received.

Are you or anyone in your family always listening to music.  Music really brightens up my day, and there are two systems currently playing in our home right now.  I am listening to a soundtrack as I write, and my son is listening to the Tannhäuser Overture by Wagner (can't help thinking about Bugs Bunny's What's Opera Doc when I hear that).   I may be listening on my computer speakers, but my son has a much better system he is listening on: the Kinivo M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker system with NFC pairing.

Since I have never had a Bluetooth speaker in the house until a little while ago, I find this system fascinating.  The Kinivo M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker system is wirelessly paired with the laptop he is on while mine must be wired in.  Beautiful clear sounds are heard from this wireless speaker system.

The Kinivo M2 Bluetooth speaker is a top of the line stereo speaker system featuring a powerful subwoofer for a rich, deep bass experience.  The total power of 56 watts of premium sound keeps my family happy.  Since we don't have cable in the house, we rely on the internet for viewing movies or TV shows.  The rich sound makes our home theater experience much better.  My kids never did like just listening to their rotten speakers that come on a laptop.  Also, when they play games, the sounds are much more thrilling.

On the side of the subwoofer you will find the large lighted volume control - really adds some style when it's on.  In the rear are the adjustable bass and treble dials, audio input, output jacks, source button to switch between Bluetooth and auxiliary input, and the on/off switch. 

The two satellite speakers are hardwired to the system.  The cables on these are approximately 52 inches long.  The speakers can either sit on a shelf or can be hung on a wall.  

Even though I have no compatible devices, the M2 speaker system is NFC equipped.  That means that if you have a smartphone or other device that is NFC, just tap the two together, and get connected with rich sound!

Here are the M2's compatibility:

- All Bluetooth (A2DP) capable devices
- All 3.5mm audio output capable devices
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 computers with a Bluetooth adapter
- Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, etc.
- Tablets - Windows, Apple, Android, Kindle
- Smartphones - Android, Blackberry, Windows, iPhone
- All MP3 players, CD players, laptops, tablets and other music devices with a 3.5mm audio socket

We are all very happy with the richness of the sounds we hear from the 56 watt Kinivo M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker system with NFC pairing.  If you want this system, right now you are in luck!  It's on sale for only $69.99 - a $50 savings.  The M2 system from Kinivo is covered with a 1 year guarantee.  Free shipping on all orders over $20.

Kinivo offers innovative consumer electronics products that help customers in their home, at work or when they are on the move. Our products are conceived & designed in USA and manufactured in state of the art factories overseas with strong emphasis on best manufacturing and quality assurance processes.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#RTGSproducts Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor and Outdoor String Lights - Add Some Sparkle to Your Home Anytime - Review

The following product was presented to me in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was received.

I just love to add some sparkle to my home on all holidays, birthdays, and my anniversary!  It just makes these days just a little more special besides the usual decorations.  Lights add a little mystification and allure, and the more inconspicuous they are, the better!

The little inconspicuous lights I use to make days special are from RTGS Products.  They have the daintiest LED lights and just add a fairy-like sparkle to all of our special days of the year.  This strand 60 micro LED lights are in a warm white color like an incandescent light, but are super bright for their size.  The feeling I get from them is a homespun warmth.  You can see these lights from all angles - they illuminate with a 360 degree viewing angle.

Even though the lights are only about the size of a grain of rice, they are nevertheless super bright.  Strung on an ultra-thin silver wire four inches apart, they are easily bendable to whatever project you are trying to wrap them around.  With a total length of 21 feet (20 feet of silver wire with lights), these can decorate a wide variety of projects.

Put these lights anywhere!  I strung them on our little pine tree out in front of our home near our front gate.   There is no electrical outlet anywhere near this tree, this set of 60 LED micro lights come with an easy to hide and easy to open battery box. You can use it indoors and outdoors since it has a good weatherproof seal.  One of the nights that the lights were outside on the pine, it rained.  The next morning I opened the box, and found the batteries nice and dry while the pine was soaking wet.

I guess I really like the battery box on these lights.  It has a selection of three modes: constantly on, six hour timer, and off.  The six hour timer feature is so nice.  When I first set the lights, I clicked on the timer at dusk.  The lights stay on for six hours, shut off, and will then come back on at the same time every day.  In this mode, the batteries will work for about two weeks depending on the quality of your batteries you choose to use.  You can just switch the LED lights to be constantly on, and the batteries will last around 48 hours.

I have used these lights for a variety of ideas, but I think the one of the best ways to use them is to submerge them in water!  That's right, these lights are totally submersible (not the battery box).  I like to wrap these around the stems of flowers.  {My sinus allergies have been acting up recently.  Flowers and my inflamed sinuses don't do well together.}  My mother has a large set of the RTGS LED lights, and she loves to put them in her fish pond when she has parties.

The RTGS Micro LED 60 Super Bright Warm White Indoor Outdoor Lights have over a 20 year life span. They use only a fraction of the energy that is needed by regular old-fashioned light strings. Click HERE to BUY at AMAZON for only $12.95 with FREE Shipping!

RTGS Products was launched in 2009 with a simple objective, to offer a selection of lighting products of the highest standards of passion, creativity and quality. Our standards are clear and simple; our LED lights must be beautiful in design and simplicity, be strong in construction, and create a magical atmosphere. We are constantly expanding our product lines and are always innovating unique and creative products.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - August 26 to September 1, 2014

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

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  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways. Watch those covers of some of those romance books, girls. Please no almost nude covers, thank you.
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  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

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Have a most wondrous week!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Marvelous Music Monday - The Happy Song et al. - August 25, 2014

 The Monday's Music Moves Me Hop is a fun musical adventure.  Every Monday we get together and share music.  This week's theme for the music hop is "Songs that make you happy and why"

Today I am the Spotlight Dancer!

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Xmas Dolly is the Conductor on this Musical trip.  Co-conductors are Callie of JAmerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy of  Curious as a CAThy, Naila Moon of Just the Stuff You Know and Honorary co-conductor this month is Becca from Every Day Life.

Music that has a piano at its core has always improved my day especially since I am quite tired this weekend with a bad cold.  I love to listen to Frank Mills play the piano, and his music brightens my days.

The Happy Song
Frank Mills

I would have liked to have shared more music, but right now, I am quite tired.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 - Unapologetically American Clothing For Labor Day - Review

I received a shirt from in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are my own.

Unapologetically, I am an American, and I will shout it from the highest heights. I love the principals this country was founded upon, and the many peoples that make up our American nation.  I once asked my grandmother what her nationalities were, and she simply stated, "I am an American!"  I have come to find out that my ancestry came from many different nations, but I was born and bred an American, love my country, and love to show off my patriotism.

Here's how I will be showing off my patriotism at our annual family Labor Day picnic - with a beautiful new shirt from  At, I found a bounteous assortment of patriotic clothing and accessories for ladies, men, and children.  Here my husband found this American True Red Flowers shirt for me.  This shirt truly fits my style.  Along with the roses are images of the Declaration of Independence and the America Flag.  The little sparkles on the front, will just glitter up in the sunlight.

Are you an unapologetically American as well, and would love to show off your Patriotism?  Labor Day is just around the corner, and that would be a great day to show off your American Spirit by wearing some apparel that will celebrate the day. 

Labor Day Special

To get your Labor Day Celebration off to a great start by offering fine US Flag Shirts and Patriotic American apparel, is offering up to 50% off their most popular styles during their Labor Day Sale. is truly a business dedicated to the American Spirit and honoring and sharing patriotism regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trekking the Boulders With Lugz Drifter Ballistic Boots - Review & Giveaway - ends 9/9 US

The boots featured in this review was provided free of cost to me from for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Our favorite past time in the desert is to go out hiking.  Our favorite place to head to is the small rocky mountain right in our backyard.  There is nothing but wide open vistas that span miles that can literally take your breath away when you reach the top.  When I get adventurous, and want to trek on up to the mountain and climb to the top, I need a comfortable hiking boot with a good sole.

When I feel the mountain calling to go climb up in the rocks, I have my Lugz Drifter Ballistic Boots ready to take me to the top.  The Drifter Ballistic is a tough and durable boot with the Lug sole that really grabs and provides steady balance when walking over uneven ground.

The Ballistic nylon upper is both good looking and breathable.  Even though these will be great for winter wear, my feet don't get overheated in them.  The cushioned insole, padded tongue and collar keep my feet in total comfort that I will forget that I am even wearing a big boot.  This boot has strong durable stitching and metal eyelets for the laces.

Even though primarily a men's boot, this makes a great hiking boot for women as well.  The styling and color combination of wheat and cream make the Drifter Ballistic perfect for everyone. Buy the Drifter Ballistic boot directly at or find a store near you that sells Lugz.

Trekking to the Top with Lugz

 Lugz Back To School Sale

Get 40% Off all styles (excludes sale items) until August 25, 2014 11:59pm PST.  Just use the code 40FORBTS.

Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.  From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.

With so many thanks to Lugz, one person is going to win the Men's Drifter Ballistic boots ($65 Value)!  This giveaway will end on September 9, 2014, and is open to US residents 18+ only.

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