Monday, July 29, 2019

Purelis Bath Bombs Review (Tomoson)

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I received Purelis Bath bombs, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The bath bombs came in a set of 40. The set also included a pin to open up the individual wrapping.

Bath bombs are a great way, to treat myself, from time to time. As a special needs parent,  I need a break. Nothing wrong with a bath bomb; a diffuser with a light scent; and a little epsom salt, while I soak in a tub. I use bath bombs, on days, kids are at school, so I can relax more versus trying to run a long bath, after they sleep, and before I get out the tub, they are woke again.

The bombs are organic. They come in bright colors. I love the two-tone colors, such as Sugar Plum or Fruit Tart.
The scents range from lavender to detox, to monkey mix to balance. There is love and joy too. How about Sugar Plum and Euphoria? I can't wait to try all the bombs.

They are also great to give out as gifts to family and friends. I probably  give some to my mother, sister, and niece.












































You can purchase the bombs, using the link above. The bath bombs are prime-eligible.







Sunday, July 7, 2019

Leave them alone and let me pee




















Every now and then, I have to take my two, special needs male children, who are somewhat behaved, out in public. Every now and then, I have to go potty or take Kalen to potty.

Since my kids are wanderers, I bring them into the female bathroom with me. I'm not leaving them unattended in the hallways.

Today, at church, a woman asked if Brad can stand in the hallway. A few weeks ago, at a doctors appointment, a staff woman, came into the bathroom, and asked if Brad can come out.

A few weeks ago, after church, Brad wanted to go outside to wait on my mother. I wanted to handle bathroom business first, since I had three cups of coffee. Brad refused to enter the restroom. When I exited, now he didn't want to head outside, and started a scream fest.

Security helped block off the hallway. The special needs department was called to help. I tried to bribe him with chips. I also gave him an emergency behavior pill (Thorazine). It took the special needs director's wife, with a 2nd bag of chips, to lure Brad outside. The director and his wife stood with us until my mother arrived.

Back to my point lol. Sometimes, people ask me to leave Brad in the hallway, while I handle bathroom business. Kalen is still young enough for people not to say anything. I'm like nope. Brad doesn't peep thru stalls. He doesn't hit the glass. He doesn't tear up the toilet paper or dryers. He just stands there and waits until I'm done.

Kalen, on the other hand, may play with the paper towels or soap or water.

How do you handle bathrooms, when you have children of the opposite sex, who has to come in the bathroom with you?

Monday, July 1, 2019

JZBRAIN Vacuum Sealer Review (Tomoson)

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I received the JZBRAIN Vacuum Sealer, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I wanted to review it be able to seal foods and other household goods, such as candles, I make. The sealer has a storage area for vacuum rolls, plus it comes with hose attachments, if needed.

I watched a few youtube videos on vacuum sealers. The hoses are great for vacuum seal jars and containers. I dont own any vacuum jars. I wanted this for the sealing function.

The sealer also has a built in bag cutter. Other features includes a dry/wet mode; soft vac; normal vac; and the sealing function.



The vacuum sealer did not come with vacuum bags. I bought a set of vacuum sealer bags on Amazon. using Vipon.,after the sealer arrived. The set, I bought, came with 100 bags . The instructions also discussed how to make your own vacuum sealer bags, if you don't have any.







I struggled with using the sealer at first. I could not get the bags to seal. I discovered it was a user error. After I hit seal, I need to press down on the edges to help the sealing process. The vacuum sealer does have finger symbols, on the each end, to show you where to press.  Once, I figured that out, sealing was easy to do. I tested the vacuum sealer, using fake easter eggs and bar soap. You, then can cut the bags to size, once sealing is complete.

You can purchase the vacuum sealer, using the links above. The sealer is prime-eligible.






Monday, June 24, 2019

JZBrain Laminator with Trimmer Review (Tomoson)

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I received JZBrain's Laminator with Trimmer, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The laminator came with a trimmer to cut your sheets down to size. The max width for laminating sheets is 13 inches.



I used the laminator to make a new batch of medical identification cards for the kids to put in their backpacks. With all their issues, especially Kalen, medical id cards are needed. All of Kalen's 10 diagnoses wont fit on a traditional medical id bracelet.

The laminator warmed up quick and laminated with no issues. It comes with hot and cold warming. It also has an ABS setting. It may nor may not come with a corner rounder, according to the Amazon page. I did not receive one in my package.

The trimmer broke after the first use. It slipped out my hand and cracked on the floor. It was able to cut well with no issues.

You can purchase the laminator on Amazon, using the link above. The laminator is prime-eligible.
























Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ice Roller Review (Tomoson)

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I received a Maange Ice Roller, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The roller helps relieve stress, reduce puffiness, and helps with migraines. The roller also helps minimize wrinkles and fatigue (I am tired all the time). The roller has a white handle. The actual roller is made from stainless steel.

I have used the roller on my face and neck for stress and migraines. I have also used it on my legs on a bruise to minimize redness, swelling, and pain.

To use, you place the roller in the freezer until cold (about 15 minutes). I recommend not using the roller immediately after pulling it out the freezer. The roller had an initial shock, I was not prepared for. I let it warm up for a few minutes before use.



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












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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

JZBRAIN Laminator Review (Tomoson)

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I received JZBrain's Laminator, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I bought laminating paper from Amazon also, after the laminator arrived.


My inital idea for the laminator was to create makeshift medical cards for the kids, especially Kalen. All of his diagnoses will not fit on a bracelet or necklace. He has 10 diagnoses, plus the pacemaker and heart monitor. He also can't use MRIs anymore.

I wrote all of his information (diagnoses, medications, and surgeries) on a photo card with a permanent marker. I did the same with Brad and myself.  I included my contact information, in addition to my mothers, if I could not be reached.

I added a hole with a hole punch and attached a key ring. I attached the keyring to Kalen's zipper on his backpack.


The laminator worked well. It has a hot and a cold mode. The hot mode takes a few minutes to warm up. The hot mode does emit a strong odor, when warming up. I had no issues with the laminator. Worked fine.





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It happened again. Something, I didn't expect to happen again. It may become a pattern, maybe not. People have asked Brad not to come to certain places. It's not a shocker. My kids can't go to certain places, such as the zoo; parks without gates; movie theatres, but I haven't had people indirectly say, if Brad is coming or not.

A few weeks ago, Brad and Kalen had a doctor appointment for genetics. Brad's psychiatrist had requested some lab work, a few months prior, so Brad had to do his labs too. We arrived at the hospital early. I stopped by the lab first, to warn them of their favorite patient. The elevators was also running slow--15 to 20 minute wait between floor.

We head upstairs to genetics. Survive this appointment with Kalen throwing things around and jumping on the scale. Brad also started screaming and Child Life was called to calm him down.

After genetics, we headed back down to the lab and signed in. I was told that Brad may not be able to take a glucose test because he did not fast. I wasn't aware, he was supposed to fast. I fed the kids, earlier to avoid disasters in the food court. The food court is next to the lab. Brad did well in the lab, better than expected. It took about three people to calm him down plus a light up toy.

The hospital called the clinic to ask about when they wanted the glucose done. I thought I would be back at the hospital, within a few days (need two day notice for medical transportation), but the clinic said that they have a lab and they want to do the lab work. Oh joy. I scheduled the appointment and transportation. A few hours before his appointment, I got a call from someone at the clinic, asking if Brad was really coming for lab work. DUH. He missed school. His dr needs the results. He need a doctors note. He did better than expected there. It took a reeces, in my purse,  to keep him calm. The tech held the reeces in her hand as a visual to get Brad to cooperate.

He has mean mugged the tech, on our last few visits lol.

Last week (March 20),  Brad had a field trip to a field day. I found the permission slip, balled up on the floor. I misplaced it and asked for another one, after I saw a note on the classroom app, asking parents to sign and return the slips. I had a drs appointment on the 20th too. The day before, he had a major meltdown (that may be another post), and I decided not to send him to school, the next day.

But, I did get a call, the Friday before, from a teacher, asking if Brad was really coming on the field trip. I did view photos of the field trip on Twitter. Brad would have had fun, running and jumping, but he still would have liked to go, if he was behaving well. Brad should not have to stay home from every field trip because a teacher or staff member, does not want him to go because of his potential behavior. Trust me, as a parent, I run every field trip though a bunch of scenarios before signing my name off. Brad wants to go places and does not want to be left out. His mama also needs a break.

Stacie D. Wyatt/Perfect Chaos

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joel Ohman Other Bodies Book Review (FlyBy Blog Promotions)

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I read Other Bodies, in exchange for honest review from FlyBy Blog Promotions. The book was written by Joel Ohman. The book is a dystopian, YA book, to help "change people's minds about abortion."

The book, starts out well. You see Hattie, walking through the streets, going through a personal crisis. The author is descriptive when describing the sky, voices heard, and the crazy, who tries to slow her down. I felt a lot of tension in that scene because you didn't know if he was going to attack her. I was hooked in that scene.


You can purchase the book, using the link above. The book is available in kindle and paperback format. The book is also available on iBooks and Barnes and Noble.






Monday, February 18, 2019

My Last Baggage Book Blast by Glenn Powell (Write Now Literary Book Tours )


Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own tour. 

Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History

ISBN-10: 1986878406
ISBN-13: 978-1986878401
               
           Meet Glenn 

Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.

In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.

In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.

In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.

SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.

Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at glennwpowell@aol.com.


              About The Book

Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.


Excerpt

A Soldier’s Story 

Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.

Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.

In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.

My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.

I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.

Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.

I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

JZ Brain Electric Spray Paint Gun Review (Tomoson).

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I received the JZ Brain Electric Spray Gun, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I wanted to review it to help with small, diy projects around the house, such as a small, hexagon table, in the living room. The table is a solid wood, which has become stained over the years with marker, paint stains, crayon, and other stuff, I can't easily clean off.

The sprayer comes with a manual, additional heads in different sizes,  a viscosity measuring cup, a wrench, and a head cleaner. The sprayer has a built in regulator and has three spray patterns.

The manual was helpful because I didn't realize you needed to use thinner to help the paint, spray better. The manual taught me about how to use thinner with paint before adding the paint to the sprayer. I have paint and was going to pour it straight in the sprayer. Glad I did not.

The paint holder is easy to remove. The nozzles are easy to remove as well.

You can purchase the sprayer, on Amazon, using the link above. The sprayer is prime-eligible.