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Aurorae Yoga Sport Sling Bag Review and Giveaway

Aurorae Yoga Sport Sling Bag Review and Giveaway

I was privileged to review an excellent product from Aurorae Yoga.  This is a family run business that was started in 2009. It was founded by Dennis Ingui who is a cancer-survivor and yoga student. He practiced yoga to develop inner peace and to help build his body. And he takes it seriously. So 100% customer satisfaction is number one with this family run online yoga retailer. Check them out for all your yoga supplies.
Aurorae Yoga Sport Sling Bag, yoga gear
 I have always been fascinated by yoga but haven’t started actually doing it. But I do use a mat for exercise. And I knew that the sport sling bag would be perfect for my trek to the gym. The thing that sets this apart from just a regular sling backpack is the “Mat-Locker System” so that I can carry my mat comfortably.  Continue reading

Zebra Pens

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I have been a fan of  Zebra Pens for many years now. I discovered them by chance while shopping for pens for the business I run. I have to do paperwork by hand everyday of the week and as I am getting older, it gets harder and harder to do.

I have some pain in my hands while writing and mostly use a computer and printer to get my messages across. But my job of 10 years requires my handwritten daily reports. And believe me, over a 10 year period, you get to try out a lot of different pens. And the Zebra F-301 has always been my favorite. I have recommended it to many people and it is the pen of choice for my boyfriend.

Now I have had the chance to review their new and improved pen, 301A. It is amazing. It writes like the F-301 with the fine tip and easy flow of the ink but it is much more attractive. It now has a fashionable metal barrel along with the non-slip grip. I still feel the quality and ease with this pen and may replace my F-301 with this new fashionable pen.

 

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I personally only use retractable pens and this is the first one I go to all the time now. I keep them on the front desk and always carry one in my purse. I have never had a leakage problem like I have had with some others and it always writes first time, every time. It never smudges or streaks.

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If you are looking for the perfect fine tipped pen, this 0.7mm one is the one for you. The pen is guaranteed to work and even has refills made especially for it. Now you can choose your choice of four different metallic colors with the 301A. And be sure to check out their gel pens, too.

 

I received pens to review and all opinions in this post are my own.

Spontuneous Game Review

Spontuneous Review

My family loves playing games. I like trying new games so this was an excellent opportunity for us. I received the game with my kids in mind.

Even though we love computer games, there is something so much better. And that is playing with other people in a hands-on game. Spontuneous is a fun way to experience this. It can make you break out in song!!!

It can be played with 4 to 10 players and recommended for ages 9 and up.

We are always ready to play a new game and reading the instructions is where we start. We are sticklers for rules, so we followed along while playing. Here is a condensed version of the game.
It’s really this simple:  One player (Tunesmith) says a word and the others race against each other and the clock to try and blurt out a 5-word portion of lyrics from any song containing the given Trigger-Word!  The player who begins singing first, gets to roll the dice and advance around the board!  If nobody can sing a song, the Tunesmith must be able to back it up with a song of their own, or else they roll both dice and move backwards.  As players advance around the board, certain spaces will require them to draw a Spontuneous Card and attempt the crazy challenge!  Whoever reaches finish first and completes the final challenge, wins the game!

 

My children are very competitive. I watched with happiness as they played. Even my son-in-law who wasn’t going to play joined it. It was just too much fun! We started with four players.  Then picked our tune-master and began. Everyone made their lists of words from songs they knew. This gave us a good place to start.

This game invoked much laughter, fun, and bonding with the family. It was surprising to see how many different songs we knew. And how much our music tastes were so different. That is what made it challenging.

Watch how it is played here: www.youtube.com/spontuneous

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Order yours here today! Makes a great gift.

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I received a copy of Spontuneous to review. All opinions are my own. I only recommend products that I would use for myself and my family.

Big Boss Oil-Less Cooker

Big Boss Oil-Less Cooker

The Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is a healthy way to cook. And with my busy schedule, it is quick and easy. This tabletop cooker combines halogen heat, convection and infrared technology that leaves foods crispy and brown and moist on the inside. You don’t need to add any fats or oils. You don’t even have to thaw the food to cook it!  And it uses less energy because it cooks up to 3 times faster and doesn’t heat up your kitchen. It includes an extender ring and cooking racks so that you can cook more than one food at a time. How neat is that?

I unpacked the carton and set the cooker on my counter. They even included a sprayer to spray the food and the racks. Wow!!!

 

I have to say that the Big Boss is one of my favorite things I have ever reviewed. As most people do, I tried cooking a whole chicken. It couldn’t have been easier.
I read the directions for cooking my whole chicken. It told me to place the chicken breast down on the rack. I had read some other reviews and realized that food sticks on the rack so I sprayed it well before I put in the chicken. I also use the spray to spray the skin on the chicken because I do that when I cook mine in my regular oven to make it brown. I just seasoned my chicken with salt and pepper as usual. After making my first one, I see the possibilities of making all the deli flavors I have seen.

As you can see in the picture, half way through you need to turn the chicken. The tongs included helped me do that with ease. They were the perfect size. And it didn’t stick at all.

I finished cooking with the breast side up. The top has a handle that only works when the handle is down. The handle built into the top makes it so much easier to access the food. You just lift it off and set it to the side and it isn’t even hot!

The chicken sits on the rack letting the fat cook off and go to the bottom. The glass dome that it cooks in is actually a glass bowl, so when the chicken is removed, you can pour out the yummy juices to make a gravy or sauce. And the chicken is crisp and juicy at the same time. I loved it. Forty minutes from start to finish was perfect. The ease of the product, the results, and the taste make this one of my favorite kitchen items to date. I will never buy a deli chicken again.

I received a product to review. All the photos and opinions are my own.

Looney Tunes Personalized Story Book

Looney Tunes Personalized Children’s Books
I have eleven grandchildren and I am always looking for gifts for the children. I love to give personal gifts but it is not easy. All the grandchildren have different tastes and interests. So when I find a product that offers my love of reading along with personalization for the child, I have to endorse it.
One thing is for sure. All of my grandchildren love cartoons. Looney Tunes is a cartoon loved by all ages. This book is perfect. The cartoon characters come alive as your child’s name is entered into the book with personal information to help the child recognize his or her own name and friend’s names.
I ordered this book for my grandson, Jackson. He is one of five children. I haven’t been able to spend much time with him so this book was a special gift I could personalize for him. I was even able to add a dedication at the beginning of the book so that he knew that his Nonie was thinking of him.
This personalized book was well constructed and I expect it to last a long time for my three year old grandson. It is encouraging self-esteem and a love for reading that will grow with him.
Check out these books and other personalized children’s gifts at KD Novelties. They have personalized music and DVDs. The selection is large and you are sure to find that perfect gift like I did.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

ReUsies Snack and Sandwich Bags

ReUsies Snack and Sandwich Bags
I received ReUsies snack and sandwich bags to review. As an avid zippered bag user, these were a nice alternative.

The pattern is so cute. I love how bright they are. The insides are line and use a velcro fastener to close them securely.

See the cute pattern!!! I love it.

You can see how neatly these are made. ReUsies are 100% cotton lined with leak resistant nylon. The velcro fasteners hold them tight. I received one sandwich size one and one snack sized one. These are the two sizes I use most.

I took a sandwich with me when I went for a walk. I love walking along the bay where I live. And my favorite part is stopping to people watch. I reached into my bag and got out my sandwich. It was still secure and in one piece. And it tasted as fresh as when I use my zippered bags.

But then I got the great idea to use it for my crafts. I crochet for my Etsy shop and I carry around yarn and my tools to complete my projects. This bag was perfect. And it is just too cute!!! Works out so well for me.

I decided to wash one and see how it held up. It came out perfectly. They are so easy to clean. I will save money by using these ReUsies instead of plastic bags. I think we have to start considering the environment more. I look at it this way. Throwing away one plastic bag makes a difference. If everyone on earth throws one bag away, the pile of debris would be enormous. We can all make a difference. REUSE. These are perfect.

I am offering a set of these ReUsies to one of my readers. This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. You will love these wonderful bags.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.