Sunday, July 8, 2018

Compact, Easy To Use Ice Cube Trays From Seniore

I love using silicone in my house. It's so easy to use! So I was excited to try out these Silicone Ice Cube Trays from Seniore.

How often do you try to stack trays on top of each other, one falling into the bottom one, tipping the whole pile, and then you have water splashed all over the freezer? It can happen a lot. Then if you have mismatched trays, the problem just gets bigger.

These silicone ice cube trays are perfect for stacking without having to worry that one will fall into the other because they all have lids. The lids do not snap on tight, they just rest on top of the tray. But with the lid, you have a sturdy base to set the next tray.

Since the trays are silicone, you can fill them fast and empty them fast. The ice pops out with little to no trouble, by just wiggling the silicone. You can even keep the lid on, flip the tray over and they all pop out on to the lid. Easy!!

Each tray holds 24 ice cubes that are about 1" square. You get three trays in three bright colors, and that gives you 72 ice cubes that take up a small space in your freezer. I also like the the cubes are smaller in size, making them great to fit into some travel beverage bottles.

The best part is with the lids, the cubes are covered and less likely to pick up odors from the freezer. To care for the trays you should hand wash them, as well as the lids. Don't wash them in the dishwasher.

There are tons of ways you can use these ice cube trays. Fill them with pureed baby food, small fruit pieces and water, ground up herbs to add to sauces and soups, just to name a few. The ideas are almost endless. I really like them and love the space saving in my freezer.

You can find your own set of Seniore Silicone Ice Cube Trays HERE!!

Right now, get 40% off using this code: E4CVMZ5D

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Compact Table ~ Super Easy, Lightweight, and Handy To Have

How many times have you gone to a ballgame, gone camping, or go on a picnic and wish you had a small table, or any table to make things easier? Here is something that is perfect just for that and many other things!

RORAIMA has a nifty Folding Compact Table that is lightweight, easy to travel with and easy to use. The table is made with a lightweight aluminum frame and top, that takes no time at all to set up. The whole table, base, table top, and storage net to hold things underneath it, measures 27½"x27½"x27½" and weighs all of 11 pounds. 

It comes in a storage bag with two compartments, keeping the top and base separated so they don't bang against each other.

I was really surprised at how easy the table was to set up. You open up the base (legs of the table) just enough to place the support bars on. Secure the support bars and place the table top on it. On each end of the table top there are cups that go over the ends of the support bars. The table top stretches to secure tightly to the base. Takes less that 5 minutes and you are set to go.

There is also net storage under the table that once attached, you can leave attached to store it. But if you don't need it, it comes off easily.

Surprisingly, the table can hold up to 120 pounds. That's quite a bit for a small table. It's just the right size for several campers to use for eating, or to take along to your kids soccer game to keep snacks on. There's room to stow things in the net and plenty of room on top to serve from. Oh, and it comes with a strap to help you attach the storage bag to your backpack for easy carrying. Nifty!

I think my only concern is that the metal does get pretty hot sitting in the sun, so I would suggest to cover it with a towel or cloth of some kind to keep from burning your fingers, or to keep it in the shade if possible.

We really like this little table and plan on keeping it in our car, although I wouldn't be surprised if we bring it out to use in the house once in a while when we have guests over for a buffet dinner. Small extra table is great for people to put their drinks on.

You can get your own RORAIMA Folding Compact Table HERE!

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Personalized Gifts For The Whole Family From

I love wood, all kinds of wood, and I love things made from wood. I have a habit of rubbing my hand along the surface of a piece of furniture just to see how the wood feels. I'm not a woodworker myself (although I could be if I had the space), I grew up in a family who did a lot of woodworking and I learned to appreciate quality work. is a company that has some really nice wood pieces for your home that I just love! They sent me the Engraved Watch Box, and it is going to be the perfect gift for a very special guy in my life (not telling who, he may find out before he should).

The box is made very well and has a distinctive look that I know will be enjoyed by anyone who would purchase one. It is 13.4"x 8.6" x 5.5" in size, just right for organizing a lot of things on a dresser top, counter top or desk. It has dovetailed corners and slot drawer base, making it very secure and sturdy. I love that is has a rustic look to it, making it a perfect fit for our home. (Wood will vary some from piece to piece)

The bottom of the box has a really nice lined drawer for stowing a wallet, papers, and other items. There are three compartments on top of it that are open. I think they are perfect for loose change, keys, paperclips, and all those little things we need a place for. And behind that is a lidded and lined compartment made to hold watches. It comes with four pillows to hold the watches upright so you can quickly find the one you want. The slots are generously sized, big enough to hold even the bulkiest of big watches that are in fashion right now.

The really nice thing about the box is the personalization. I had the initial "J" engraved on the top for the recipient of this gift. You can have 1-3 initials added in a variety of 10 different fonts, making this a specialized gift just right for the recipient.

Although I am kind of partial to all of their wood products, they have all kinds of really nice gift ideas for the whole family. The best part is the price, even the shipping. All of it is low and surprisingly affordable for the quality of the work! I had a good time going through the site finding things I would love to give to all my guys and several of my best friends. They even have personalized dog collars!

I highly recommend this site to you. They are easy to work with, have great products for a great price, and you can find something for everyone!

Check them out a and subscribe to their email newsletter to get in on all their specials and new products!

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The July Swago Board is here!

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their July Swago Board, which runs from July 9th through July 16th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. 
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, July 16th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!
The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, July 16th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice. 

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of August, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

SWAGO is a lot of fun and a great way to earn fast! Join today!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in July

All throughout July you can earn large bonuses when you sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:

2. Earn 300 SB total before August 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over $400 this year already! I'm sure you could use an extra $400!!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A New Book Review ~ Born To Wander

My husband and I love to read and we both enjoy getting new books to review. Recently we were sent a book by Michelle Van Loon, "Born to Wander".

Description of the book:
Why are we so restless?

All of us have a little wanderlust—a desire for that next thing, that new place, but this competes with our longings for security, control, and safety. We don't like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted. Whether we're navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of restlessness, we are all experiencing some form of exile. And most of us do whatever we can to numb the feelings of unbelonging, powerlessness, and unsettledness that come with it. But the truth is that exile has a profound purpose if we can just learn to lean in.

Over and over again Scripture tells us that the people of God are exiles and wanderers. And this is good news because exile is what transforms us into pilgrims. In Christ, we are no longer directionless wanderers, but pilgrim followers who have a clear purpose and a secure identity. In Born to Wander, Michelle Van Loon weaves together personal stories and keen insights on the biblical themes of pilgrimage and exile. She will help you embrace your own pilgrim identity and reorient your heart toward the God who leads you home. Engaging and thoughtful, enhanced with practical suggestions, prayers, and questions, Born to Wander will teach how to trust God even when you don't understand what's happening around you and follow Him even when it hurts.

If you keep chasing security, you'll never find it. Embrace the purpose behind the wandering and discover the freedom and safety of resting in God alone.

“Every one of us carries a restlessness that runs as deep as the marrow of our born-again bones. Our relationships shift like tectonic plates. We change jobs. We switch churches. And our culture tells us the cure for our restlessness is to buy a new mattress, a new car, or a new tube of toothpaste.

About the author:
Michelle is a regular contributor to Christianity Today's women's blog, In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of, a website for midlife women and men. She’s married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministry by visiting her website,

Our take on the book:
Both my husband and I found some things in the book that we liked, but we also found things we questioned and wondered about.

There was a broad survey of “pilgrimages” in scripture, and aspects of life's journeys, both physical and spiritual. Many places she encourages the reader to discover ways to use the desire to wander to grow in Christ and find their true calling/purpose for serving Him. This is something we can agree with. We all need to learn our purpose and to live out our part in the Body of Christ.

The things we questioned were what we thought was stretching Scripture to fit what she was talking about. Every believer is to be a pilgrim in this world, journeying purposefully to closer fellowship with God and better conformity to Christ's example. We are in this world, but not of this world. But instead of using personal stories to illustrate biblical principles for Christian growth, the author seems to use her personal experiences to determine the principles, and find something in scripture involving travelers to back up her conclusions.

Biblical principles, standards of the world, and personal history all seem to have equal weight, and everything is seen through the lens of wandering with little to no balance. 

There is enough to glean from the book to encourage you, but we think some caution is needed in reading it to remember that Scripture should be the beginning and final authority Our faith should start there, not in what we believe and then find Scripture that supports that belief.

This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Prepare To Laugh With Telestrations!

My family has always been big on playing games. Every year for Christmas we get a new one and just love playing it with our friends and extended family. Well we have a new one that has already been a hit and will keep on being a hit!!

I was thrilled when I got the chance through Tryazon to play this amazing game with some friends!! It is a hoot!!

The game is really easy, once you can get every one settled down enough to play and explain it. I think half our fun came from explaining the game to each other. It's kind of like that old game called Telephone. You start with a word or phrase and say it to your neighbor, and they say to the next, and then the next, and so on. You finally end up with some crazy thing by the time it gets back to the original person. 

Here's what you get in the game...

With Telestrations you start out with a word or phase, any number of things they give you on one of the cards in the deck they provide. You write the word down in a very handy little booklet made up of wipe-off pages. This is where the twist comes in. After you write the word or phrase you or the next player draws the word or phrase. The next person looks at the drawing (not the word) and guesses what it is and writes the word or phrase. The next draws, the next guesses, and so on. Well with the pictures added to the whole thing you never know what you are going to come up with! Let's just say that they should offer the game with a case of Depends because the laughter never seems to stops!!

Here is an example, although no where near as funny as anything we came up with!!

The game is super funny and you really don't know what is going to happen. It all depends on what each person thinks they are looking at in the drawings. Some of us can draw well, some not so much, and that is where the fun really gets going.

All set to play!!

Jessica was concentrating hard on this one!

Tim's face shows how much we were laughing! He turned a lovely shade of red!

The inevitable tighty whities! No embarrassment there!

Veronica loved the game a lot!

Happy game night for all of us! Jonathan Loved it!

So, what do my friends and I think about the game? Well since the party we have played it again and everyone keeps asking me when we can play it some more. If you see the game out there buy it now, they sell out fast. I have a feeling it will be a big hit with your family!  This is by far one of the BEST games in a long, long time!! Thanks USAopoly for this crazy, wild, and fun game! 
It's a BIG hit!!

You can connect with USAopoly using these links:

I received a product for the purpose of hosting a party through Tryazon and testing the product. No other compensation was given and all opinions expressed here are my own!