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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Giveaway - Coffee Joulies: The Newest Coffee/Tea Accessory 5/12 US

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Are you ever frustrated that your hot coffee or tea is just too hot to drink at first and then has grown too cold a few minutes later? I've been having that happen to me almost every morning. While catching up with the news and my emails, I can't drink my morning tea right away and then it becomes too tepid to drink. After zapping it in the microwave, it just doesn't have that same good flavor that it had before. That problem has now been solved with these incredible little Coffee Joulies.

Coffee Joulies are the latest accessory for the coffee and tea drinker. These little special stainless steel beans are quite new invention that will cool your coffee and tea quickly to the perfect temperature to drink, and then keep it at that temperature much longer than you can imagine.

Each polished stainless steel shell is filled with an advanced phase change material that melts at 140°F. Put them in your coffee and they absorb heat when it is too hot, storing that energy inside. When your coffee reaches the perfect temperature this stored heat is released to keep it there longer.

Coffee Joulies are so simple to use. Just put a few in your cup, one bean for every four ounces of your hot beverage, and fill it up. Because they are made with stainless steel, they don't give your coffee or tea any flavor, just the perfect temperature to drink at your leisure that can last for up to 2 hours! I know my tea stays at the perfect temperature for over a half hour - that's how long it usually takes me to drink my morning tea. So happy with my Coffee Joulies!

Mother's Day Gift Idea

Do you know of a mother who loves to take her time enjoying her coffee or tea and finds that she has to top it off to warm it back up again? Coffee Joulies would make a great Mother's Day present to keep your mom's coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for up to two hours. 

Each Coffee Joulies set includes the following:
  • 5 Coffee Joulies (made right here in the USA)
  • Instruction card
  • Joulies logo carrying pouch (burlap)
  • Available worldwide
  • FREE SHIPPING in the USA!!

Coffee Joulies are the best way to enjoy your coffee or tea to the fullest at the perfect temperature - never scorching hot nor tepid cool. Coffee Joulies were invented by two Daves who were neighbors and classmates in Pennington, New Jersey. Working from opposite coasts for 8 months, they conceived, engineered, prototyped, and hand-produced the first run of Coffee Joulies.

Be sure to follow Coffee Joulies on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win a set of Coffee Joulies of your own
$47.96 Value!

This giveaway is open to US resident 18+, and will end on May 12, 2017

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

D-Mannose - Fast Relief for Urinary Tract Infections

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

Urinary tract infections - those are nasty. Not only is the pain horrible, but the antibiotic that are prescribed for this can also put your body through a loop. When I got my third urinary tract infection (UTI), I wanted to find a way to naturally treat it.

Many people get UTI's as it's the second most common type of infection that people can get. A UTI is caused by an overabundance of a heavy-duty bacteria in the urinary tract. The medication that is usually prescribed for it is a very heavy heavy duty antibiotic that not only kills off the bad bacteria, but also all the good bacteria in the body.

What did I get immediately after taking that heavy-duty antibiotic? Yeast infection and constipation. That just led me to buy even more medication and taking a load of probiotics to replenish the healthy bacteria that the antibiotic just killed off.

Pure unsweetened cranberry juice will help - only to the point where you can't drink it anymore. I did try this with my second UTI. I found that in order to get the benefits from cranberry juice, you have to drink a lot of it, and I did. The harshness of the unsweetened cranberry juice was just too much to swallow and then it gave me acid indigestion.

This led me to investigate what was in the cranberry juice that gave it the ability to cure a UTI. I found that it was a substance called D-Mannose in cranberries (and found in a variety of other fruit) that has the ability to cure a UTI and without all the side effects that you will get when taking an antibiotic. It's absolutely safe to use!

With my last UTI, I took Health Labs Nutro Extra Strength D-Mannose. It effectively cured my UTI in two days. Yes, only two days and the symptoms were gone.

The recommended dosage for Health Labs Nutro D-Mannose is two capsules a day, but when fighting a UTI, I recommend two capsules every three to four hours the first day, and then two capsules three times a day for the next week, then go down to the two capsules a day until the bottle is finished. This is the way I took it to fight my last UTI, and it has not recurred.

D-Mannose is completely safe to use and can be taken in doses like I did. D-Mannose is a type of a simple sugar that will attach to the bad bacteria in the bladder and urethra and flush it out with normal urination. D-Mannose only goes after the bad bacteria in your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. It does no harm to the healthy bacteria that you want to keep in your body.

UTI's are very common in women. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection that can go all the way up into the kidney. How can you tell you have a UTI: painful urination, pelvic pain, an increased urge to urinate, and blood in the urine. Once you've had a UTI, you know the symptoms are soon as they start. This is when to start taking D-Mannose. That's why it is essential to have Health Labs Nutra Extra Strength D-Mannose always stocked with your other supplements and take it daily. Since I have been taking D-Mannose daily, I've had no recurrance of infection.

Buy It Today! Health Labs Nutra D-Mannose 1,000mg at Amazon

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Giveaway: Urban Market Bags Quality Reusable Shopping Bags - #HoppyEaster Giveaway Hop

Disclosure: I received the following item at no cost in return for an honest review.

When I head out shopping, I bring my reusable shopping bags with me. I like reusable shopping bags so much more than what stores have to offer.

Here in California we either have to bring our own bags to go shopping with or purchase them at the store. The choice that the stores give us is either a heavy-duty plastic shopping bag or a paper bag. I am really not too happy with either prospect. Here are my reasons for not wanting to ever use plastic or paper bags again:

These new heavy plastic bags are meant to last for many shopping trips, but that also means that they will last for years in our landfills after they have worn out. These bags do not break down!

Plastic bags are extremely difficult to wash and dry (you do need to wash them to get rid of bacteria).

To me, paper bags are a waste of wood.

The making of paper bags produces a lot of greenhouse gases.

I don't care for carrying items in paper bags as there have been so many times that the paper bags have ripped on me and my items are strewn all over the ground.

Paper bags are not easy to reuse as they easily rip, but they can be recycled (but that uses a lot of chemicals) or made into mulch - I'll give them that much.

Rural Color Scheme
What bags are a great alternative to paper and plastic? Quality fabric bags from Urban Market Bags! These bags are made of a soft material that feels so nice and comfortable on your arm when carrying them. These Eco-friendly nylon market bags are easy to keep clean and free from bacteria. All you have to do is pop them in the washing machine and then just hang them on the line outside to dry or put them in your dryer.

Urban Market Bags sent me their 3-pack set in the Rural color scheme to review. These bags have long handles for slinging over the shoulder. The market bags are conveniently stored in one drawstring pack that fits in the cupholder of your car or handbag so you'll never forget them when you go shopping or to the grocery store. I am finding grocery stores that even have a place for shopping bags, like Urban Market Bags, in their shopping carts!

I always leave my Urban Market Bags in my purse wherever I go. The convenient drawstring pack with the three bags inside weighs next to nothing. I don't feel them in my purse at all.

Another reason why I like these bags so much is their size. The bags are 26’’ tall and 12.5’’ wide and can carry 20% more than your standard plastic bag. These bags easily hold three big boxes of cereal. Even with the generous size of these bags, they all easily fit within the convenient drawstring pack.

Being smart means using Urban Market Bags when you go shopping! I'm so happy to have ditched those plastic and paper bags.

Buy: Urban Market Bags are available in either a 3-pack set or a 6-pack set. Soon to be available - custom designed Urban Market Bags for your next event or for your business.

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Enter to win an Urban Market Bags 3-Pack Set
$28 Value!
Winner's choice of either Metro or Rural Color Set

This giveaway is open to US residents 18+, and will end on April 16, 2017

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The Urban Market Bag Giveaway is part of the Review Wire Media's Hoppy Easter Event. Check out all of the participants below to see what all the other bloggers have to offer. Each blogger is offering a giveaway prize that is at least $20 in value!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

#ShopletReviews - Stress Free Office Organization with Smead

Disclosure: I received a product at no charge in exchange for my honest review. 

It's tax season. I like to get our home office organized during this time. I don't like to say it, but I do tend to leave our office work until it's tax time. This year it's going to be different and stress free with these clever items from Smead.

Have you ever heard of a stadium file? It's a new smart idea from Smead. This three-pocket expanding file lets  you see everything at a glance. The large pockets are tiered and fixed so that papers don't fall to the bottom of the file. You can always find what you are looking for. It is great for stress free organizing.

The shorter fourth front pocket is great for storing small incidentals such as sticky notes, bank stubs, receipts, or a tablet. I am finding it indispensable. The Three-pocket Mini Stadium File is going to be a big help in keeping our home office organized for the coming year.

Are you wondering what that tab is on the side of the file? It's a Smead Viewables Pocket Label Pull.

How very clever of Smead to make such a great addition for an expandable file! You can quickly and easily label you file pockets with this wonderful new item. These pocket pulls aid in the removal of the pockets from any open shelf system. They are made of a tear resistant material that makes the handle strong and durable.

Pocket pulls make pocket shelf filing an organized color coded system. You simply create and print color-coded labels with the free Viewables online label creator (, apply the band and then apply to the expandable pocket file folder. It's such a simple and stress free way of filing. Another plus to the Viewables Pocket Label Pulls is that it extends the life of the expandable pocket folder by preserving the gusset.

With many thanks to Shoplet, where you can get the best online deals for office supplies, and Smead, I have some smart solutions to make my office organization stress free this year. carries not only office supplies, but you'll find an array of cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything in between.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Giveaway - Give Your Skin the Ultimate Glow - NeoCell Glow Matrix

Disclosure: I received a product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

Using natural products is something I do to look the youngest that I can. Natural supplements are part of the regimen that I take daily. I truly believe that smoother younger skin starts on the inside out. The supplement that has given my skin a beautiful glow - NeoCell's Glow Matrix.

How does Glow Matrix work? It provides scientifically advanced ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, pine bark extract, astaxanthin, lutein, coconut water powder, and a crafted blend of nutraceuticals, designed to internally hydrate the skin. It's a scientifically crafted formula that helps to lock in moisture and smooth the skin by supporting the skin's lipid barrier.

Another part of the premium formula, Glow Matrix, are ceramides. Ceramides are a clinically-tested multifunctional nutricosmetic that fortify the skin's outermost layer and act as a water barrier to prevent the evaporation of moisture through the epidermis, keeping the skin hydrated and supple. Ceramides also prevent the breakdown of the skin's collage matrix by inhibiting collagenase, an enzyme that degrades collagen.

Glow Matrix special blend of ceramides, Ceramosides, are clinically tested to increase smoothness, moisture, and elasticity in just 15 days.

I am proof that NeoCell Glow Matrix is working. I have been taking this now for 15 days and I have experienced improvement in the moisture content of my skin. During the past month, the overall humidity of the desert now averages about 12% daily. When we usually get this dry air, my skin dries up, too. I am so happy that my skin is not as dry as what can get. I still use my nightly moisturizer (pure coconut oil), but I can feel the difference. My skin feels great and has a beautiful glow to it!

NeoCell Glow Matrix is a scientifically crafted blend of nutrients that promote hydration in the skin while combating free radical for hydrated and glowing skin, and a healthy collagen matrix. This supplement is gluten free, and has no lactose, starch, yeast, GMOs or artificial flavors. Glow Matrix is standardized to be both bioavailable and bioactive for maximum absorption and efficacy.

For over two decades, NeoCell's focus has stayed true to their Commitment to Collagen.

Each NeoCell product is designed specifically to support the Collagen systems in our bodies such as those that maintain vibrant youth, radiant beauty, and total body wellness.

Enter to win NeoCell Glow Matrix!

The giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+ and ends on 4/7/17 at 11:59 pm ET.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Fashion Accessories - Don't Forget To Enter The StyleWe Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

StyleWe has such a wonderful line of clothing from little known independent designers. These are cutting edge designs that come from the dreams of littler known designers. StyleWe carries their beautiful line of clothing - and accessories!

When I speak of accessories, I mean hats, scarves, gloves, handbags, wallets, and jewelry. Anything and everything you need to smartly accessorize any outfit can be found at StyleWe. These items, too, are all designer made and will fit your style.

How very kind of StyleWe to send me that gorgeous Crimson Floral-print A-line Vintage Appliqued Mini Dress to review, but also a few of their accessories: a silk scarf, a lovely necklace, and a card case.

I've never been much on wearing a scarf, but this Orange Silk Abstract Vintage Scarf from fashion designer LYZA has changed my mind.

This is a soft 100% silk scarf that feels like a puff of air around my neck. The pattern of old ships on a map background. I prefer a cowl neck tie, as I have it above, but this scarf can also be tied in many other different ways.

Here's something that is so handy. It's a snap shut card case that has a cork outer from designer Ngasan Chu. I have found this to be wonderful to keep all of my shopping cards in.

The designer Ngasan Chu focuses on environmental and natural with fashion styles. The Neutrals Snap Cork Casual Card Case is handmade item. The cork on the exterior just enhances the useful and practical features of this small wallet and continues the perfect fashion tastes of a modern natural lifestyle.

Isn't this a beautiful beaded necklace! This is just one of the wonderful pieces of jewelry that you will find at StyleWe that will truly bring out the beauty of your outfits.

Accessorizing our outfits is something that we all take enjoyment in. Finding the right accessories made from independent fashion designers is what you will find at StyleWe. Check out the full line of StyleWe Accessories, Jewelry, and Handbags, and you will find something perfect for all the outfits in your closet.

Don't forget to enter the StyleWe Giveaway! There will be TWO Winners that will each win a garment of their choice up to $50 in value at

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Achieve More Youthful Radiant Skin With the Derma Roller System

Disclosure: I received a product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

Being a grandmother to three sweet little ones is so wonderful! It is a great joy in life. The only thing about being a grandmother that I would like to stay away from is looking like an old grandmother. So far, I think I have done an excellent job at keeping my facial skin looking as young as possible, but I do want to do more. By more, I mean I want to stimulate the collagen and elastin in my skin to promote more healthier facial skin cells, and I am achieving it. How? With the Derma Roller System.

The Derma Roller System works by renewing your skin cells to treat common problems that we experience as we age such as:
  • Deep scars and stretch marks
  • Acne scarring
  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Cellulite
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Lax Skin & Elasticity
  • Uneven skin
  • Hair loss

You might be wondering how these little pin needles from the Derma Roller System will help your skin in these problem areas. In order for skin to have a smooth and healthy glow, our skin must continually be replenished with new cells. The Derma Roller System renews your skin cells from the inside out by using Collagen Induction Therapy (C.I.T.).  Rolling the derma roller painlessly across your skin with it 200 fine medical-grade needles will cause the pores in your skin to open up temporarily. While the pores are open, it triggers your body's natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue to replace the imperfections of older skin cells.

Once done rolling, use a nourishing cream, such as the DermaCell Collagen Cream that comes with the Derma Roller System, your skin’s ability to absorb vitamins, enzymes, lipids and other nourishing ingredients is greatly enhanced.

In approximately one to two hours after the application of the derma roller, these micro-channels that were created will fully close through the body's natural healing process. This will provide just enough time for new collagen structures to form within the your skin’s lower layers. By continuously triggering the body's natural healing process this way, your skin constantly stimulates collagen and elastin production needed to help restore and remodel your skin on a cosmetic level.

Benefits of Using the Derma Roller System:
  • Firmer and thicker skin
  • Help smooth facial scars
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Helps with scar removal and fading stretch marks
  • Diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Save money from surgery and laser
  • Can be used on any part of the skin
  • Stimulate hair growth

The speed at which you will see results depends on the condition you are treating, the needle length used and how extensively your body needs to remodel the affected area. Skin renews itself every 40 days, which is why your treatment should be carried out for at least a three-month period. Results are usually dramatic and fast. You should notice smoother, clearer skin within the first 3-4 weeks, and your skin should heal completely after several months.

If your wondering how to use, here are some directions:
Face Treatment
Body Treatment
Hair Treatment

The Derma Roller System comes to you completely sealed and in a travel case for storing. Also in the package comes a Bonus Collagen Face Mask and the Bonus DermaCell Collagen Cream ($100 value).

I have found this system so easy to use. Even with all those little needles, it doesn't hurt.  It just feels like a little prickly massage.  I am happy with the results. I do love the feel of my skin after I use the Derma Roller System as I can see it is enhancing my skin's appearance. Being a grandmother doesn't mean that I have to have the skin that comes with it, and the Derma Roller System is helping me keep youthful radiant skin.

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