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15 September 2016 ~ 3 Comments

Soundbot Sb210 Hd Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Beanie Headset Musical Knit Headphone Speaker Hat Speakerphone Cap,built-in Mic

bluetooth beanieI highly recommend this for anyone who likes beanies and music!

My nephew loves this! He was a bit skeptical because he had never heard of a beanie stereo but he was proved wrong very quickly. He goes for a lot of walks and this is perfect for him. The sound quality is good and while you’re using your phone or have it in your pocket it works great. The Bluetooth works for around 10 yards and the sound quality is very good. The pairing is super easy and hasn’t had any problems. It has a significant battery life and has been used for a day without having to be charged. The Beanie is also very comfortable and great fabric quality. The zipper is good and we have had no problem removing the mod-duel and washing multiple times. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes beanies and music!

“A discounted or free sample was provided for my honest opinion of this product”

SoundBot® SB210 Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Musical Headset Beanie Headphone Hat for Music Streaming & Hands-Free Calling w/ 5hrs Music Playback, 8Hrs Talk Time, 60Hrs Standby Time, Built-in Mic & 33ft Range)Feature
– SB210 musical headset beanie is thick, soft, and large enough to wear over ears and provides maximum comfort and mobility.
– ONE SIZE fits most. Stretchable Material for comfortability and maximum fitness.
– Features adjustable headset placement with velcro tape to fit almost head shape.
– No-hassle removal design provides convenience for beanie washing.
– Simple buttons interface for easy control calls and playing musics.
– Built-in mic w/ crystal clear sound technoloty for hands-free calling.
– Built-in easy-access MicroUSB charging port. (MicroUSB Cable included)
– Supports Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, and HS/HF profiles. Pairs with all A2DP-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, PC, digital media players, etc…
– Effective range up to 10m (33ft) w/ free line of sight.
– Long lasting battery performance with Up to 5 hours of music play time and 60 hours of standby time.
– Comes with 100% worry-free and risk-free 1 year manufacture warranty for purchases made from authorized sellers.Specification
– Bluetooth Specification v4.0
– Supports Bluetooth Headset and Hands-free
– Rechargeable 100 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
– Micro USB Plug charging Port
– Nominal charging time: About 1 hour
– Talk time: Up to 8 hours
– Music Playback Time: 5 hours
– Standby time: Up to 60 hours
– Weight: 3.8 ounces
– Beanie Material: 50% Acrylic and 50% Polyester

– Dimensions: 9.75″” (W) x 8.5″” (H) inches

Warranty & support
– Email between 9am – 6pm PST will be answered with 24 business hours

Rating: ★★★★★

13 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

SoundBot® SB510 HD Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower Speaker, Handsfree Portable Speakerphone with Built-in Mic, 6hrs of playtime, Control Buttons and Dedicated Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, & Outdoor Use

bluetooth speakerA great product for people that like listening to music in the shower.

A great product for anyone who loves to listen to music in the shower. The sound quality is great and pairing our phones was super easy. A wide range of volumes to make sure you can hear the music over the water running. Though some of the volume settings are very loud and will annoy the people you live with.

The suction cup on the back works great we used it for 4 months straight and it never fell down. The range of Bluetooth is relatively small but works for a speaker in the shower. The kids in my house love this product and use it all the time. I highly recommend this for anyone that listens to music so you don’t risk your phone breaking from water damage.

“A discounted or free sample was provided for my honest opinion of this product”

SoundBot® SB510 HD Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower Speaker, Handsfree Portable Speakerphone with Built-in Mic, 6hrs of playtime, Control Buttons and Dedicated Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, & Outdoor Use Specification – Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR – Playback time: 6 hours – Charging time: 3 hours – Connection range: 10 meter – Transmitting frequency: 2.4GHz – Battery: 3.7V 400mAh lithium battery – Unit weight: 45g – Dimension : 2.25″ (thickness with suction cup) x 3.25″ (diameter) What’s in the box – User manual – SB510 Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker – USB charging cable

Rating: ★★★★★

01 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Ottomanson Pure Turkish Cotton Collection 4-Piece Set of Grey Bordered Design 27″ X 52″ 100% Authentic Turkish Cotton Towels Luxury Bath Towel

Ottomanson Cotton Bath TowelThese towels are great! 

These towels are great!

They are soft and haven’t had any stray threads yet. They absorb water great. I used them to bathe my smallish dog and only took one to get him dry. Also used one to clean up a spilled drink off the tile floor and it worked great. I used one for my own shower and it was so soft and felt like you were being wrapped in a luxurious expensive towel from a fancy hotel. I love the grey color, it’s very subtle and can blend well with any bathroom.

I highly recommend these for their softness, durability, and absorbency,

Note: A discounted or free sample was provided for my honest opinion of this product.

We are proud to introduce our new Pure Turkish Cotton Collection luxurious towels. Our durable ringspun terry towels are made with 100% cotton from Turkey. Soft and absorbent with long lasting color that won’t fade. Machine washable:warm, normal cycle with mild detergent, no bleach, tumble dry only, do not iron.

Rating: ★★★★★

30 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Wellness Crunchy WellBars Grain Free Natural Dog Treat Biscuits

Wellness Crunchy WellBars Grain Free Natural Dog Treat BiscuitsOur dog absolutely loves these!

Our dog absolutely loves these!

We gave him one the afternoon we received these and he took it, ate it then immediately asked for another one! He loves the flavor, which is amazing since he can be a bit picky towards crunchy treats.

When we opened the package with them in it we were very surprised that they weren’t crumbled at all. We have had problems with buying crunchy treats before and finding a pool of crumbled dog treats at the bottom of the bag – but not with these. When we opened the bag it didn’t smell “dog treatie” at all! Some lamb (and really, any dog treat) treats we have gotten in the past smelled awful and would make the entire room reek of it. I highly recommend these for your dog. Anton approves!

Wellness natural grain free well bars crunchy dog treats are grain free, wholesome, and all natural bite-sized dog Biscuits. They are oven-baked to preserve the natural flavors in all the varieties dogs love to catch, chew and eat.

Rating: ★★★★★

25 August 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Ipow Silicone Cupcake Baking Muffin Cups Liners Molds Sets

silicon baking cupsLove these silicone cups! Now we never make muffins without them. They are great for the environmentally conscious, no more paper cups. We have found the sizes make excellent small snacks for on the go or at home! The colors are wonderful for kids and look great. They have great quality and haven’t torn at all. We have even bought more after receiving the first ones. My husband uses them for banana bread muffins the most. Which everybody loves. The washing of them presents no hassle and is super easy.

I highly recommend these for anyone who bakes a lot of cupcakes or muffins.

“A discounted or free sample was provided for my honest opinion of this product”

– 24 reuseable cups includes 12 Rectangular and 12 Round Silicone Baking Cups that will last a lifetime.
– No need for a muffin tray,just place your baking cups straight onto a baking sheet.
– Different beautiful colors you’ll love.
– Oven,microwave and dishwasher safe.

Rating: ★★★★★

18 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

DII Bone Dry Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Pet Drying Mitts and Towel

DII Bone Dry Ultra Absorbent Microfiber
These towels work great! With having a dog with long hair and …,

These towels work great! With having a dog with long hair and a bad dandruff problem, he has to be bathed twice a week. These are great. It doesn’t completely dry him but does dry him enough so he doesn’t drip all over the hallway and house. We received a blue one with a bone on it which is great so no one in our house uses it without knowing that it is our dog’s towel. Also great since our dog does not like to sit still while getting dry. This is faster that drying him with multiple towels so he doesn’t drip instead it only takes one!

I highly recommend this for drying your dog after a bath but can be used for other uses.

DII Bone Dry microfiber dog bath towels with embroidered paw print or bone are durable, absorbent, and fast drying. These are perfect for drying measuring 44 x 27.5 inches. DII microfiber dog bath towels are long lasting and machine washable. Quickly dry off your pet after bath time with DII super absorbent pet towels. Visit amazon.com/design-imports.com for more pet products.

Rating: ★★★★★

16 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

PoodleHouse Shinning Polk Dots Princess Wedding Dresses Summer Little Dog Skirt Size XS

dog dressOne of the best dresses I have seen for small dogs.

We put the dress on our very picky chihuahua and she loved it! Sometimes she will refuse to wear certain clothes so to see how much she loved this one is great. She would practically put it on herself when we would take it out. She looked great in all the different dresses and they would work even in the summer or any other month because they don’t make her over heat or anything. The dress is easy to put om her and take off. Overall I would say this is a great dress for small dogs like chihuahuas. And looks great on them too. One of the best dresses for dogs I have seen.
“A discounted or free sample was provided for my honest opinion of this product”

Beautiful flower designs and the flowing back is adorable.The stretchy material fabric is very soft and a bright and pretty yellow with white polka dots. The skirt section is like a nylon mesh and it has three pretty yellow flowers on the back.The dress is a lovely bright yellow color with white polka dots. The bottom part is similar to a tutu. It is also bright yellow and super cute.Excellent for Easter and spring, but also wonderful for summer.

Rating: ★★★★★

04 August 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Skip Hop Explore & More Activity Gym

babyThe baby loves it!

My friends baby loves it! We brought it for his three month celebration. He uses it all the time. The pad is comfortable and large. And the toys and all the different activities on the gym entertains him for hours! He loves all three positions for the arch, especially the seated play. The slot for your cellphone is very useful to get lots of photos without hassle and the baby’s mom takes pictures all the time and posts them to her social media. The mat and toys are very well made and we didn’t have any troubles. The only problem is the price but I would say that even with a high price buying this baby gym is still worth the money.


Grow-with-me gym features lights, sounds and motion!

Our gym is bursting with dynamic friends, including a hooting owl, a musical hedgehog, a dancing fox and more! Position the arch overhead for newborn exploration, then bring it down for tummy time or to convert to a seated activity center. Slip your phone in the parent pocket to record those special milestones or let grandma observe the action from afar! Baby will think he’s looking at a mirror– and not your camera– which means you’ll capture some truly amazing moments!

Rating: ★★★★★

Book count for 2014: 00

02 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

DiscoverTM D902 Long Range Dual Ear Wireless Office Headset

headsetA great Headset.

I love this headset! It replaced my old high end Logitech headset that I used exclusively. Because the quality of this is so much better. The dual ear design allows me to be fully present in the conversation. Plus since my office is right by the kitchen and with 2 kids and a nephew that lives with us there is lots of noise, so the dual ear design helps dampen the background noise. I have an all day webinar every month or so and it works great for this. I didn’t even have to charge it once! I have a lot of stuff on my desk so this base works great because it is small and doesn’t take up a lot of room on my desk. Below are the the main points of what I loved about this headset.
Main Highlights:
– Very comfortable
– Doesn’t hurt my ears
– Is still comfortable with glasses on
– Long battery life
– Great sound quality
– Works seamlessly with my Desk Phone and PC
– A small Base
Over all a great headset!

The new DiscoverTM D902 dual ear wireless office headset is lightweight, easy to use, sounds great and has the longest wireless range rated up to 1200 feet. This headset is compatible with 98% of corded office phones and computers so you can use one headset for all your communications needs. It’s extremely simple and easy to use switch between PC and Desk phone with the click of a button. Guaranteed compatible with your desktop style telephone including, Cisco, Polycom, Shoretel, Avaya, ATT, Mitel, Grandstream, Panasonic and much more. Backed by a 2 year warranty and lifetime product support, you have peace of mind that you are covered.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book count for 2014: 00

28 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

CAP Barbell Strength Standard Bench with Leg Developer

weight benchAlso he liked that it was multi purpose for leg development…

My nephew wanted a bench for lifted weights. He was doing it without a bench but with the bench he said it made it much easier for him. Also he liked that it was multi purpose for leg development. Before we were taking him to a gym but there aren’t many gyms too close to our house. So this was a nice compromise for sure. Also he loves the 4 positions it can be in but the distance between them is kinda disappointing, it is very small.. The low weight limit was bit of a concern but for now at least he isn’t lifting that much. The weights he already had worked fine with this bench.

It doesn’t take up a lot of room which is great since his room is very small. The biggest problem we found is that my nephew had a very hard time putting it together.

Over all though he loves the bench and uses it all the time.

The cap strength standard bench with leg developer is ideal for weight lifting and leg training. The back has three height adjustments and the bar catch has four positions. Two plate storage posts keep your plates off the ground and organized.

Rating: ★★★★☆