Saturday, February 6, 2016

Edison Antique Reproduction 60 Watt Bulbs Review

This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Enlightened Ambience 60 Watt Antique Edison Style Light Bulb Medium base(E 26) Dimmable Set of 4, in exchange for honest and unbiased review. The light bulbs come in a set of four. The bulbs come in a box enclosed in top and bottom foam for protection. The bulbs are a reproduction of the 1906 light bulb, designed by Thomas Edison.

The inside is a tungsten squirrel cage vertical filament. The glass is also hand blown. The bulbs can dim down to 25 watts with a maximum wattage of 60 watts.

I used the light bulbs in the bathroom as a test. The previous light bulb was an energy efficient coil light bulb. The lights were bright and gave off an orange glow, which balanced well with my orange walls and ceiling.

You can purchase the light bulbs, using the link above. The light bulbs are prime-eligible,

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Squatty Potty Review

Disclaimer: I received this in exchange for honest review. This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

In December, I was watching Dr. Oz. I normally don't watch his show, but I couldn't find the remote.

During the show, I saw the most interesting product, I wanted to review, The Squatty Potty, which helps you poop better. I had a bout of constipation recently. Even when taking a colon cleanse, things were hard to move still at times. I needed help without relying on probiotics and colon cleanses. They are good but I can't be in the bathroom all day or all night long. 

Reviewing the Squatty Potty required one of the hardest things, I had to do in blogging, make a phone call.  I have a journalism degree and I had to make calls to ask for interviews. I had to get over my fear and ask to review. The website had no email address so I had to call the company and ask if I could review the Squatty Potty. They said yes.

Then, while waiting for the potty to arrive, I saw this amazing video about Squatty Potty on Facebook.


According to the website and info I gathered from watching Dr. Oz, when you normally sit on the potty, your colon is crooked. With the squatty potty, your colon is straightened out and poo comes out more easily.

The potty comes in the 7 inch or 9 inch sizes. To use, you simply slide the potty under your toilet. When you use the bathroom, you are squatting versus sitting up straight. You will see a change in how long you stay in the bathroom. I wish there was a foldable, portable version, for when you are on the go. The Squatty Potty is also easy to clean and requires no assembly.

Things move a lot faster when using the squatty potty. You will notice the difference when using other non-squatty potty toilets. This has saved me time in the bathroom. Using the squatty potty has been some of the best few weeks of my life, even the baby is using the potty when he tries to use the toilet.

You also can purchase the Squatty Potty on Amazon in the bamboo (adjustable to 7 inch or 9 inches); the 7 inch original or the 9 inch. They also have the squatty potty bidet. The squatty potty website also has a store locator (scroll to bottom of the faq page and there is a box for the store locator) to buy the potty at a real store.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentia Clay Facial Mask and Scrub Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received both Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask - Natural and Organic Ingredients - With Kaolin Clay, Hisbiscus & Cranberry Fibers - 4 Oz and

Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub -Natural and Organic Ingredients with Green and White Teas + Tropical Butters - 4 Oz in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

The mask does not have a strong scent. It also doesn't take too long to dry. I wanted this when I needed a pick me up. I like the smell of the product as well. My face felt refreshed after using it

Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub

The scrub had a nice smell and a nice texture to it. I wanted it to help exfoliate and soften the skin. You don't need to use much, but some days I over did it because I like the texture. I have used this on the whole body, focusing on face, arms, and legs. I need this product in a bigger bottle.

You can purchase both jars, using the links above. The jars are prime-eligible.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chomp Sticks Review (Brandbacker)

I received 6 samples of Chomp Sticks, in exchange for honest and unbiased review. I received the original flavor, jalapeno (Hoppin Jalapeno), and a cranberry habanero blend (Crankin Cran). I loved the original beef jerky the most. The stick had great flavor and bite. I normally don't eat spicier foods, but I tried both the jalapeno and cranberry habanero. The habanero was less spicy (to me) than the jalapeno.

Chomp Snack Sticks are made with 100% non-GMO grass-fed angus beef, sourced from New Zealand. The sticks contain no artificial ingredients and are shelf-stable because they use celery juice.

You can purchase chomp sticks, using the link above. prices vary.

This post was sponsored by Brandbacker.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dollar General/Scott Campaign (Linqia)

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Dollar General and Scott Products as part of a Linqia campaign. The post does contains Affiliate Links

Dollar General has digital coupons now. You can download the Dollar General App or sign up through the website to load coupons.

You can save money on your bathroom and general cleaning needs by downloading one of the many coupons. I recently visited a DG in my area. I was surprised at the size and selection of the store. I don't live in a DG territory. I have two Family Dollars in the area and two Dollar Trees, which takes about 15-20 minutes to drive to. We had a DG but it closed down recently, but a new one just opened up. The store had plenty of Scott paper products. I am still working through my rolls of toilet paper and paper towels. Normally, paper towels only last a few days in this household and toilet paper, a while, since I am the only potty trained person, who uses the bathroom.

The toilet paper is soft and absorbent.

The store also has bonus packs, available until February, 2016. You can purchase one of the following bonus packs:

  1. SCOTT® 1000 Bath Tissue, 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)
  2. SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, Mega Roll 6 Pack (Bonus 15% Sheets)
  3. SCOTT® Extra Soft Bath Tissue, Double Roll 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)

Redeeming Coupons

To redeem digital coupons, sign up and create an account. Load which coupons you want to use. Visit your local Dollar General to redeem coupons at check-out. You can locate the nearest DG using the store locator online. 

Top 12 places to visit in Texas by Judy Rookstool Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Jody Rookstool's Top 12 Places to Visit in Texas. in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I received a paperback book.

I was born and raised in Texas, but I hardly have visited anywhere. I moved away and now back in Texas for the past 5 years and still rarely go anywhere. The last place I visited in Texas was San Antonio. We visited my favorite park, Morgans Wonderland; went to the caverns (free tickets from US Family Guide), and walked downtown. I did pass by the Alamo but that was it. We went to the Schlitterbahn in 2014 (never again for me and my kids).

I wanted to learn more about where to visit in Texas, whenever I get a chance to. The book provides 12 places to visit and I have only visited one of them: Space Center Houston, when I was in high school. AFJROTC field trip. The other places include:

  1. Padre Island National Seashore
  2. Moody Gardens
  3. The Lights of Marfa
  4. Dinosaur Valley State Park
  5. The Hill of James Magee
  6. Cadillac Ranch
  7. Gorgan Falls
  8. Big Texan Steak Ranch
  9. Fort Worth Stockyards
  10. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  11. Washington on the Brazos
A lot of these places, I never heard of, let alone know where they are located. The author provides a history of each place, things to do, and links to the webpages. 

You can purchase the book on Amazon, using the link above. The book comes in paperback and kindle format. 

Philippians by Sue Edwards Book Review (Kregel Blog Tours)

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I received Philippians: Discovering Joy Through Relationship (Discover Together Bible Study Series) by Sue Edwards, in exchange for honest review from Kregel Blog Tours. I received a paperback book

The book discusses how to develop a stronger relationship with God using Paul and his tour through Phillippia. Paul had a strong relationship with God after his conversion. He developed friendships with the Philippians.

One of the first things, which stood out in the book was when the author said, people are connected superficially through technology, but less connected to face to face relationships. This is true for me since I have no face to face friendships in Texas. The people I talk to the most are school workers, church staff (love my church), and medical professionals. I lead a lonely life. The author said we are made for community and can not survive without it (p. 9)

The book also has qr codes you can scan for videos. There is also a link to show the videos online. The one thing I did not like was some of the side notes are in a fancy, small font, and I can not read them at all.  The book does provide plenty of space for writing your thoughts and notes. I also like the maps in the book. The book consists of eight lessons.

You can purchase the book on Amazon, using the link above. The book is prime-eligible. The book comes in paperback and

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Greenco Heavy Duty Mesh Hamper Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Greenco, Heavy Duty, Space Saver, Folding Pop-up Portable Mesh Laundry Hamper, High Capacity and Super Lightweight (Black), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I needed a new hamper for laundry. I do like how the hamper folds when not in use. You have to snap the snaps to secure it.  You do have to hold it with a good grip when taking it up and down the steps. It also needs a good grip when filling it up with clothes. When you first start filling it up, it tries to collapse, but once it has clothes on the bottom, it stays in place.

You can purchase the hamper, using the link above. The hamper is prime-eligible.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

40 watt Chandelier Bulbs Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Enlightened Ambience 40 Watt Antique Edison Style Chandelier Light Bulb Medium base (E26) Dimmable with Flame Tip Set of 6 in exchange for honest review.

I was undecided whether to put these in my bathroom or in the downstairs chandelier, but after trying them out in the bathroom, the bathroom won. The light bulbs have an orange glow, which matches with the orange paint, along the ceiling and top half of my bathroom. The lights are warmer than the light bulb in the center of the room (which is funny because the center lightbulb is one of those energy efficient coiled light bulbs). I like the ambience in the bathroom. I can give the center light bulb a break and use the edison lights.

The Lion Hero Comic Book (Kregel Blog Tours)

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I receuved The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible, in exchange for honest revuew from Kregel Book Tour. The book was written by Siku, Richard Thomas, and Jeff Anderson.

The book is amazing. It presents the bible in an comic book format with amazing illustrations. This is a novel way for kids and adults to view the bible.  The back of the book also provides references for all the stories presented.

Next, I like how the word of God are presented in a different box from the other speakers in the book. God's words are in a circular box with points, while everyone else is in a square type box. The graphics also vary based on the scene. I liked the scene where Cain killed Abel. The scene was a bit dark, while sin, represnted as a demon or ghoul stood behind Cain, as he glazed upon his dead brother.

I also liked the scene when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed. I also liked the graphic of Lot's wife as a pillar of salt.

Some parts of the book are harder to read. Dark colored words on a dark background.

You can purchase the book, using the link above.