Thursday, July 21, 2016


     by Odelia Alexandrovitch
We all hope to be our best, doing what we do besr while still maintaining who we are. But in the hustle, bustle, busyness, we loose one or the other. We loose our best to getting it done. We loose ourselves in the rush, the job, the questions, is this really expressing who I am? 
Perhaps we all need a little bit of help, a guide who will sit and listen. Odelia Alexandrovitch, author of her book, To BE ME, At My Best, offers to be our guide and assist us in finding ourselves, finding what we like to ask about the process of being ourselves and being our best and being happy.

The author and seller say

Practical guide to finding your personal calling

Happiness lies in self-realization. When we live our personal palling, or stride towards its fulfillment, life is meaningful and satisfying. We engage in activities that fit our personality, surround ourselves with people who are right for us and work in a job that fits our skills. When we live our personal palling, we are at our best, and we are happy. But what is our personal calling?
To be Me at my Best presents a fun and easy method to finding your personal calling, developed by the author in years of experience as a personal trainer and lecturer, as well as groups and workshops facilitator. Step by step, from one milestone to the next, the guide will navigate you easily and successfully toward your personal calling and enable you to be at your best.

Find happiness, contentment and satisfaction in life.

The guide helps you answer valuable questions that deserves your attention. Find out what line of work is best for you; what should you study and in what can you Excel; which field will help you make the most money? What type of life partner is best for you? Where should you live and what is the right path for you.

You were born. Find out why.

You deserve to live your life with a smile, a sense of fulfillment, and love. You deserve to invest time and thought in yourself and your life. You deserve to live your personal calling and be the best you can be. Your environment also deserves to enjoy you when you are at your best.

I really enjoyed this book!  I intend to reread it over and over. It has so many good thoughts, ideas and analysis to follow the road to success.

I received this book at a greatly reduced price in exchange for this honest review.


Real Estate

 by  Robert Shemin

When I bought my first house, I just dove in and went around looking at houses and, somehow, determined how much "we" could afford. Kids came, divorce came, the house had to be refinanced and all I remembered was signing here, here, here and here on what seemed like 100 pages. I had no idea.
I WISH THIS BOOK HAD EXISTED WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH ALL OF THAT. YOU, yes reader, YOU have this book. So, if you are buying one house or plan to buy and flip your way up the financial ladder. Read this book written by someone who knows.  It is good solid advice.

The author of this book says

For novice investors who want to get started with confidence

Teaches the most important keys to real estate success!

Successful Real Estate Investing is written specifically for novice investors who want to get started with confidence. It highlights 75 of the most common mistakes investors make and offers specific, real-life strategies for avoiding them. Each mini-chapter covers one mistake and offers pearls of wisdom based both on Robert Shemin's long experience as an investor and on case studies of investors he has met or assisted along the way. For investors worried about making a particular mistake in any step of the investment process, this is the only real estate guide that offers quick, expert guidance on avoiding everything that could-but won't!-go wrong.

Successful Real Estate Investing covers these mistakes as well as many more:

  • Forgetting to screen all tenants

  • Not taking in adequate cash flow

  • Missing out on special loan programs

  • Not having the proper insurance

  • Holding onto a rehab or rental house that won't sell or rent

  • Thinking short-term when you should be thinking long-term

  • Punishing bad tenants without rewarding good ones

  • Failing to establish minimum requirements for tenants

  • Failing to inspect properties regularly

But Successful Real Estate Investing is more than just a list of troubles to avoid, it also teaches the most important keys to real estate success: keep it simple, believe you can do it (because you can!), inform yourself so you know what you're doing, and stick with it! With common sense and the uncommon guidance you'll find here, there's nothing standing in your way!

I received this book at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Easy Life Spatulas



I have loved baking all of my life.  I have always made cakes and frosted them using a butter knife or some new fangled tool given as a gift by the local plastic container people.  It was okay, but uneven, amateur looking.

Well today I got a set of three icing spatulas. They are stainless steel, with wooden handles.  One is four inches, six inches and eight inches. Frosting a cake has never been so easy!!  I guess my mother was right: if you got the right tools everything comes our right!  I'm so proud of my frosting.

The seller, Easy Life, Says: 

THREE SIZES: This set includes three different sizes (4/6/8-inch blade), from the largest tier wedding cake to the smallest cupcake, you'll have the right spatula to decorate a cake perfectly.
  • ANGLED QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL BLADE: Angled blade makes it super easy to ice or top a dessert in a pan, and more flexible so that you can control them better. Blade is made with 100% food grade stainless steel, sturdy and durable, never bend or rust. BPA free, FDA approved
  • FINE GRAINED WOODEN HANDLE: The handle is made from beautiful fine grained wood in a painted finish, won't rot. A nice solid weight makes it comfortable to grip, there is a hole on each handle, which is convenient to hang, and save space.
  • MULTI FUNCTION: Not just for icing cakes or making cheese, they are also really useful for picking up and carrying cakes or pizzas, sandwiches, even cutting curds
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: At 1Easylife, we believe in our products and offer a 18-month-warranty plus lifetime warranty. If you are not satisfied with our products, you can return it no-questions-asked for a 100% refund

  • This set of spatulas make baking even MORE fun for me. I got these spatulas at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.


    Chalkboard Stickers


    I have wanted to review these for a long, long time and finally, I have gotten a set and boy, did I get a set.  There are six pages, three different designs, 12 on each page. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! The pages also came with three chalk pens, pink, white and yellow. Each of the pens have foam erasers on them.  Easy and simple to use!  I love these stickers and they have come in so handy now that I am contemplating a move. They will keep me organize.
    The seller says: 

    ★PREMIUM & REUSABLE - Made of strong durable vinyl plastic with a quality matte finish; Make the ink dry quickly and it doesn't flake off; All Labels are endlessly REUSABLE; Peel and stick to any smooth surface.
  • ★EASY TO WRITE ON - Matte surface is not shiny or slipper and makes the labels easy to use with ONME liquid chalk markers or regular chalk markers for best effect.
  • ★DURABLE AND SIMPLE TO REMOVE - High quality vinyl with finest self-adhesive backing is STRONG and DURABLE; Keeps stickers in place; Makes them easy to remove and replace with no residue.
  • ★WIDE RANGE OF EASY USE - Only 3 easy steps: write, peel and stick. Ideal for use in kitchen on jars, bottles, canisters, plastic storage, cupboards, scrapbooking, wedding decorations and more.
  • ★SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Special offer for limited supply. Time to save money !! Satisfaction or your money back, totally RISK FREE. Choosing ONME chalkboard ctickers means protection for your investment ! 

  • I really like this complete set of stickers and three pens. I received my stickers at a reduced price in exchange for ths honest review.


    U Craft Money Clip

    I got this wallet the other day.  I am NOT one to carry a purse, let alone a wallet, but as you know, things happen and you have to carry stuff with you.  So you carry a wallet and for bigger things we carry a purse.  This wallet may just be the thing I need. 

    It is about 4" x 5" and opens up to 10 inches. It is made of leather and comes in colors of dark blue, dark brown and light brown. In the middle is a clip to hold paper money and it is very secure.  The leather has sewing all around it.

    Many times now I am being asked where I got it because it is so handy, well made, and just the right size for anyone's pocket. I like it because it is safe, secure when holding my money bills


    • Genuine Leather
    • Metal money clip securely and neatly carries up to 20 bills and makes them easy to retrieve
    • Coin pocket lets you carry up to 20 coins
    • Credit card pocket for up to 5 credit cards, safe and easy to retrie
    • Handmade in Ukraine. Ergonomic bifold rustic design.
    • A universal gift. Comes in a classy gift box.

    I got my wallet at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.


    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Bamboo Cup


    I love beautiful things.  I appreciate these things just for their beauty and the happiness I feel looking at them.  I like to coordinate colors and objects because it makes me feel confident, organized, and calm about my surroundings.

    This Bamboo Cup by Fulai is one of those things.  Although it is usable for drinking and serving, it is so beautiful just to look at.  It is carved out of Bamboo and it appears that the decore on the cup is carved by a lazer printer. I think this because the details are so very tiny, I am not sure a person could do it.  It is a carved bamboo color of creamy white and maybe dyed in the darker areas.  It is a lovely peace to keep for yourself, or give to a friend for a gift.

    The seller, Fulai, says:

    You can have four function;drinking, storage box, gift for friends, artwork

    • -Perfect for storing bamboo salt, herbs, spices and small items like paperclips and jewelry
      -Bamboo natural original ecological health, is one of the best artistic and cultural material
      -Made of Moso bamboo; harvested at the optimum age of 5 years,Wash by hand with warm water
    • -Bamboo is rich in features, and sterilization can not be underestimated medicinal value, healthy, natural, original ecological presence.
    As for me, I am going to keep this beautiful cup on a shelf where I can see it every day!  I received by cup for a reduced cost in exchange for this honest review.


    Chalko Gel Pens

    CHALKO!   GEL PENS  48 Pens
    I have worked with alot of gel pens lately, so I KNOW gel pens! These gel pens are of high quality and of the same caliber of the pens that I reviewed awhile back. These 48 pens are acid free and non toxic.  There are 48 colors, 12 glitter, 10 metallic, 6 neon, 6 rainbow, 9 pastel, 5 standard.  Tips are .8 -1.0.  The colors are fantastic! Dark! Brilliant! Nonsmearable!  I really like these gel pens, they have a nice smooth scroll and the ink lasts a long time!
    Each pen has its own click close tight covers. What is more they come at a very reasonable price!

    The seller says:Product Description ~~Product DescriptionLooking for the perfect gel pen set for coloring pictures, writing, or drawing? Want a reliable ink pen collection that does not fade, blur, or run & is toxic- and acid-free?


    With all the exciting adult coloring books that help you destress and calm down, the CHALKO 48 GEL PEN SET is the perfect addition to unleashing your creative juices!
     This all-in-one set is ideal for the professional artist, casual calligrapher, student working on a school project, journal or diary keeper, clever crafter, or child or adult who loves coloring books!
    The full set includes a total of 48 colors of the rainbow!
    CLASSIC - red, green, black, & blue.
    PASTEL - peach, light orange, white, blue, pink, yellow, orange, & violet.
    GLITTER- black, blue, red, green, violet, turquoise, yellow, orange, pink, brown, gold, & silver.
    METALLIC - gold, silver, violet, pansy, red, orange, sea green, & blue.
    NEON - yellow, blue, green, orange, violet, pink, red, & light orange.
     Each colored ink pen comes with a 0.7-1.0mm tip sturdy tip.
     All have a snap on, snap off lids with pocket clasps.
     These permanent markers are non-toxic, water-resistant, & acid-free!
    48 GEL PENS - Best on the market
    FREE 10 PAGE PDF Downloadable Coloring Pages
    FREE 20 PAGE EBOOK Kindle Downloadable Coloring Pages
    Click the "ADD TO CART" Button & Order CHALKO’S 48 GEL PEN SET today!
     This set makes a perfect gift for creative kids & adults!
     48 Ink Pens
     1 big Case+ 4 cases

    I can't say which gel pen set is my absolute favorite, so I have to say these are a tie with the last one's I reviewed, two winners, to greats, double validictorians!  I love them.  I got my Chalko gel pens at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.


    Saturday, July 9, 2016

    Golden Oak Barrels


    I have made wine before, beer and root beer I made as well. The wine I put in bottles and used hand press corking machine. The wine came out okay. We learned alot about making wine. We made root beer one summer.  Again, we learned alot. After a few days, the bottles began exploding in the kitchen! I had to call everyone to whom I had given one as a gift to warn them! Talk about embarrassing! 

    When I saw this barrel, I just had to have it.  It is beautifully done in oak. You can see the shine of the oak and the black steel strapping around the barrel The barrel has a working bung and spiget.  I love the smell of oak and this barrel freely fill the air, and the touch is smooth.  On the bottom is a wood burn stamped logo of "Golden Oak Barrels"  The barrels come in 2L and 1L barrels.

    The seller, says: 

    100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have the best personal barrels on the market because we build use new oak wood that last ages and we make durable stands, spigots and bungs to match. NO LEAKS GUARANTEE Our barrels have an air tight seal (try blowing into it when you get one) and they will still be air tight after the initial soaking and curing stages, if not send us a message and we will replace it.
    THE VERY BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - We have the best barrels on the market which are built with new oak wood that last ages as well as durable stands, spigots and bungs to match.
    CHARRED TO PERFECTION - Our barrels are made by 4TH GENERATION COOPERS (barrel maker) and just like any oak barrel, the inside is charred and ours are charred to perfection which gives the contents that clean natural-oak flavor we all love.

    I love this oak barrel. I love the smell. I love that I will have another chance to cure my wine, hoping that it will come out much better than before. In the meantime, I am going to really enjoy seeing this lovely barrel on my shelf near my miniature ship, ship wheel, kinda of my pirates den, lol

    I got this oak barrel at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.


    Friday, July 8, 2016

    Earl Grey Tea

    Ghograjan Tea: Earl Grey Tea

    If you are looking for fantastic tea, try Earl Grey from Ghograjan Tea Estate!  Earl Grey tea comes from a variety of orange called the Bermuden.  Earl Grey has a nice orange like but not, taste. The teas from Ghograjan Estate are superior teas with superior taste that can only come from that area.  If you want a great cup of tea, you must try some of their teas.  They also have chai and several other teas.  This tea is part of Amazon's Farm2cup teas.

    The Ghograjan Estates say:
    DIRECT SOURCING WITH NO MIDDLEMAN - by shipping direct from the plantation and knocking out the middleman you get this phenomenal blend at an incredible price PURE ASSAM BLACK TEA - from one of the most revered tea plantations in India
    100% NATURAL BERGAMOT - Bergamot Oil directly sourced from the South of Italy (none of the fake stuff here!)

    I got my Earl Grey at a reduced cost in exchange for this honest review. You can get yours at the link below:




    This tea is amazingly tasty with a just right taste of Chai: not too strong, but not too strong or spicey! But a flowing flavor that you will love and it will stay with you, as a memory, that will make you come back for more.
    The seller says:

    DIRECT SOURCING WITH NO MIDDLEMAN - by shipping direct from the plantation and knocking out the middleman you get this phenomenal blend at an incredible price PREMIUM LOOSE LEAF TEA - from one of the most respected tea plantations in Assam India 100% NATURAL CHAI - made from pure Assam tea blended with real pieces of cardamom, cloves, ginger and cinnamon

    This is an excellent tea for an excellent price. I got my tea at a greatly reduced price in exchange for this review. You can get your tea by following this link.


    IF YOU WERE ME IN........

    IF YOU WERE ME and
                     LIVED IN COLONIAL AMERICA

    by Carole P. Roman Illustrated by Sarah Wright
    This is a very refreshing and new way to teach anyone about Colonial America. The author, Carole P. Roman tells all the necessary details in the second person, "if you were me you....."
    Using second person personalizes the book to the child and they can see and feel, yes feel, what it would be like to have lived in Colonial America.

    Not only that, but this book, gives you questions for you to ask the children to whom you read.  BUT  they are not questions to see if they are listening and get the facts. The questions are such that they cause the children (and reader/adults) to really think deeply of what it might be like to have lived in Colonial America, not as a whole but at particular events and occurances and cultural points. If you pause to REALLY think about the topic, you will feel what it is like to have lived back then.

    And that is not all......Sarah Wright has written other books such as
    If You Were Me and Lived In Ancient Greece which was included with the book on Colonial America, and that book is just as
    breathtaking and inspiring and reflective as IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN COLONIAL AMERICA.  Other books are about
    Renaissance Italy and Elizabethan England. The books are written for 3--4th grade level, but has appeal to the grades closest on each side of the 3/4 grades.

    Chelsire Inc. says:  Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

    I received these books at a reduced cost in exchange for this honest review. You can get yours through the link below.


    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Maxim Flask


    A great play on the words, "Don't worry, be happy" is what is written on the Maxam Flask, "Don't worry, be hippie"!! This is a great flask for old hippies or new hippies!  This and a picture of a great hippie is on the front of the flask. It is made of stainless steel and holds 8 ounces of fluids. It is highly polished on the screw top and bottom and brushed on the sides.  It is 3 3/4" x  5 5/8" x 1". A good regular size flask. It comes in a white box and comes with a one year guarantee. Makes a wonderful gift for anyone who lived during and after the 1960's!  You can use it in your everyday life or as a prop at a costume party or halloween. I love it because it is so whimsically done and yet, I can think of new millenium hippies who would absolutely LOVE this container.

    Skivu, the seller, says:
    DON'T WORRY BE HIPPIE 8oz Stainless Steel Flask by MaxamFeatures don't worry be hippie design on front; brushed finish on sides; polished finish on top and bottom; and screw-down cap.
    Measures 3-3/4" x 5-5/8 x 1".
    Limited lifetime warranty.
    White box.


    I received my flask at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.  You can get yours at the link below  The flask comes in five other designs.


    Wednesday, July 6, 2016



    I started to use these WODSHOP Massage Balls as soon as they arrived.  I experienced a loosening of my stiff  muscles which suffer from arthritus.  I started slow with 5 to 10 minutes a day and trying each exercise at least once.  I am hooked I have not felt this good since my arthritis surfaced 8 years ago!!  My plan is to continue to use them and work up to twice a day: in the morning to loosen up and in the evening to loosen at bit so I can sleep!

    The seller says:

    MASSAGE IN YOUR POCKET: A quick and easy way to relief stress anywhere you go!
    SMALL & CONVENIENT: Take one with you at home, in the car, or at work for a quick fix!
    GRIP TEXTURE: Stays in place while you work tight muscles
    EASY CLEANING: Washes easily with soap & water
    TRAVEL BAG INCLUDED: Keep it clean and together with the included easy-dry mesh bag
    FREE BONUS GUIDE: Packed with 16 great exercises, we are including a FREE Self Care Mobility Guide with every purchase!

    WODshop Self Care Massage Ball Kit of 2 Balls for Mobility, Myofascial Release, Physical Therapy, Trigger Point, Lacrosse

    Relieve Muscle Tightness

    Find yourself sore after a workout? The Self-Care, Set of 2 massage ball kit from WODshop is an excellent way to stay mobile and relief stress and muscle tightness. They feature a grippy surface which ensures it sticks to your body as you roll on it, while providing just the right amount of pressure you need to work on your pressure points such as your shoulders, neck, back, quads, calves, feet, chest, forearms, and more.

    Increase Flexibility
    Suffer from tight muscles, stress, or lack of flexibility? The WODshop Massage Ball Kit will help you increase the Range of Motion (ROM) of your joints by releasing the tension in your muscles. This helps you squat deeper, press overhead straighter, and have better/full use of your joints.

    Convenient & Easy to Use
    Comes with 2 balls so you always have one with you. Keep one at home and one in your gym bag, or at work and in your travel bag to go. You can keep them in a mesh bag together and roll them on your back like the popular "peanut" style rollers.

    The WODshop Self Care Massage Ball Kit is an excellent combination of stiffness, ease of use, & convenience, it's no wonder they're such a hot item. TRY THEM TODAY!

    We ae including a FREE guide with 16 Exercises on how to use the Massage Ball Set as shown by WODshop Founder and CrossFit Trainer, Jerry Lamigo.

    At WODshop, we want to make sure you're 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you are not, we will happily provide you with a full refund. That's how much we stand behind our products. Give us a try, you'll be glad you did!

    I received my kit at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.  You can get yours at the link below.


    Tuesday, July 5, 2016


    Weird Wires Gold 3 Cable sold by L Austin Space

    This is what we all have been waiting for:  3 in 1 Cable so that you can charge three devices with micro usb connections at the same time.  I have not seen these anywhere, but jumped at the chance to try them because I have often wondered if they exist. They are fast charging all three!!  These cables came with a woven gold covering and have reinforced cable ends. 

    I got my cables at a reduced price in exchange for this honest review.

    The seller says:  Charge Three Phones Together with Weird Wires Premium Quality 3 x 1 Charging Cable With Aluminum Connection Shells And Braided Nylon Cord For Simultaneously Charge Three Devices Which Use Micro USB Connection


    Sunday, July 3, 2016


    I have been using gel pens alot lately.  For notes, for drawing, for coloring and more.  I have gotten to know many different brands of gel pens.  Some are weak. Some dry out quickly. Some promise glitter but don't.
    Well, I have found one of the most wonderful sets of gel pens out there. It is the PRIMOCOLORS Gel Pens. They come in a plastic pocket and have 24 colors that give color, glitter and glow.  There are 12 glitzy glitter, 7 pastel and 5 glowing neon. There are 24 refills so they will last a long time.  This is the best set of gel pens I have owned yet.

    What is more is that it comes with a refill set!  I have not seen this with any other gel pens.  The colors are clear, dark and the pens flow evenly.  They are good on  many different kinds of paper from matte to glossy.  These  pens do not smear.

    I received my set of gel pens at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review. You can get yours at the link below.