Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Great Idea, But....

Rick was sweet enough to try out this product, the Homar No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults. Here's what he had to say about them.

The purpose of this product is to convert a “lace-up and tie” shoe into a slip-on shoe. The stretchable bands which look like laces are inserted into the lace holes of the shoe with a special tool that is included with them. I found the process to be difficult but manageable. It would take about half an hour to convert a pair of shoes with 8 pairs of holes each.

I tested the product by wearing the left shoe as a slip-on while leaving the right shoe unchanged.
The left shoe was easy to put on and take off. This convenience is, I suppose, the main reason for using the product.

The problem I found was that the shoe was not held on as snugly as the right shoe. My foot kept slipping toward the front of the shoe, which put additional pressure on the toes. This problem could not be remedied by tightening the bands, which were loose nearer the toes.

If you are hoping to convert old pairs of lace-up shoes to slip-on shoes, this product may be helpful, but it would be impossible to tell how snugly the shoes would fit until you tried them. I would not recommend this product for new shoes – it would make more sense to purchase slip-on shoes that already fit well than take a chance on having shoes which might slide around on the foot.

They come in packages of two. You can purchase two sets of black, two sets of white, black with gray, black with read, sky blue with blue,  pink with colorful (rainbow), or black and white in both adults and kids sizes.

You can purchase the Homar No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults 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.

Getaway With God Is A Fabulous Book For Every Women

One of my favorite things to do is take off on a weekend with friends and go to a retreat for women and spend time in the Word and in fellowship. I learn so much then. But I have never taken off by myself for a retreat just with God.

This book is something that I wish I had read years ago. I try to spend as much time as I can alone with God, but not in such a dedicated way as Letitia recommends. She gives you the reason why something like a retreat away alone to spend time with God is important, how to do it, suggestions on where to go, and more.

Letitia draws you in, like an old friend, and shows you how these special times can help you grow tremendously and to learn to relax in God's presence! This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to you!

About the book:
What if a simple day away could transform your life?

Does spending time with God sound like just one more thing to check off an ever-increasing to-do list? How are you supposed to fit in anything that threatens to be more time-consuming? Too often there's simply no room to experience the intimacy, grace, and peace that God offers us.

Getaway with God does more than invite you to step away from life's pressures to take a personal retreat. It shows you exactly why you must---for your sake and for your family's.

With grace and warmth, Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman on any budget to plan time away, whether it's a quick, half-day break or a weeklong time of restoration. You'll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you'll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

No matter what your season in life, the time for retreat is now!

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About the author:
Letitia Suk invites women to chase the Intentional life. She writes and speaks of God's renewal and
restoration and offers platters of hope to women in each season of life. Tish is also a personal retreat guide and life coach in the Chicago area and moonlights as a hospital chaplain. You might run into her walking by Lake Michigan, browsing resale shops, or making up a new tradition. She blogs at and is also the author of Rhythms of Renewal.

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Nice Little Folding Step Stool with Anti Slip Dots

Ever find yourself where you can't reach something. You almost can, but you are just not tall enough. I find myself in that position a lot. Being only 5'5" I tend to be too short for a lot of things, especially for the cupboards in my kitchen. I think a very tall person designed it!

ORGALIF has come to my rescue! Oh I have a bigger multi-step stool, but it is, well, bigger and often too big for what I need. It often does not fit in the space I need it to and it is bulky to carry around. Most of the time I just need one small step up to get what I am reaching for. That's where the ORGALIF Step Stool has really helped!

This little step stool has been so handy to have around the house. It's extremely lightweight and easy to carry around with the built-in handle. It can be opened with just one hand by tilting the legs, then it can be folded back up with just one hand by grabbing the handle.

The step on the stool is 9" x 11", so there is plenty of room to just step up on the step and both feet fit comfortably. Then when it folds down it is only 2" wide, so it can store in a lot of places!!

I really like the little anti-slip dots on the step. It gives you a more secure footing and I feel safe using it. The step stool can also hold up to 350 lbs! That's a lot for such a small little step stool! Plus the legs are placed in a way that keeps the step stool very stable. I've been on many in my days that just did not feel secure, even some much larger!

This is a great little step stool and would be a great addition to anyone's home. I can see it being used for kids in the bathroom. Just right for them to reach higher and yet you don't have to leave it out all the time. It can be folded up when they are done and put in a place where they can easily find it. I see it also being used at the bedside for some of the beds that are really high, or again, for your kids to climb in and out easily. Or how about your pet getting up and down off the bed or couch. There are lots of places this little step stool would come in handy, even in your camper or vehicles, especially since it is so compact!

You can purchase your own ORGALIF Step Stool HERE! And it is at a great price!!

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..

$50 Giveaway

hotels giveaway Giveaway hosted by Parenting Healthy

Happy Holidays and I hope you get a chance to visit loved ones. Perhaps you are just money short to get to relatives over the Holiday. I have partnered with to offer you some help. Could a $50 gift card help connect you with loved ones? A gift card presents the perfect opportunity to give a gift that allows recipients to choose their own present—whether that’s a romantic getaway with a significant other, a family vacation, or a well-deserved escape from everyday life. Lucky recipients of the giveaway will have the chance to treat themselves, a loved one, or both!

(the following is Erinn Sluka's Holiday Hotel story)
Every Christmas, my Mom gifts my husband and I two nights at a hotel near her. This way we aren't driving the 80 miles back and forth the few days around the holidays to visit our families that all live south of us. It always helps to have a room on Christmas night so we don't have to be on the roads late at night to get home after the big day.

What is your Holiday Hotel story?

Enter below to win a $50 gift card. Open to US and ends on 12/20. I will be emailing a code to the winner to use immediately. Good luck!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Nice French Press For A Very Good Price

Drinking coffee is a daily thing with me. I seldom go without. My favorite way to prepare coffee is with a French Press. It makes even cheap coffee taste a lot better!

Pantry Masters has a nice little French Press that I think is perfect for someone who has never used one before to give them a try. This would be a smart addition to anyone's coffee making routine.

The French Press is made really well. The 34 ounce glass carafe fits very well in the stainless steel frame. It is snug and does not wiggle around. The handle is a little difficult for me to hang on to, but that is because of my arthritis. I like the stainless steel top that fits snuggle on and the double filter press inside. When the coffee is brewed you end up with 32 ounces of great coffee.

The plunger has a great snug fit inside the carafe, so you know as you press the coffee grounds down, it keeps all the grounds at the bottom and not in your cup of coffee. The plunger moves up and down smoothly and easily.

The extra fine stainless steel mesh filter really filters the full flavor of the coffee from the grounds giving you a wonderful cup of coffee.  You can replace the filters as needed. I like that the whole plunger section comes apart for easy cleaning. The whole thing base with handle, glass carafe and plunger with filter, is dishwasher safe or can be washed by hand.

This is a nice French Press at a very good price!

You can purchase your own Pantry Master French Press HERE!

The reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

PotSafe Giveaway

Welcome to PotSafe  Giveaway, you can read more about it in the review

One WINNER wins One 7.25” diameter Potsafe ring with 3 suction cup feet
  • One 2.5 quart matching saucepan/lid
  • Retail Price: $59.00
  Hosted by: Mom Blog Society
  Open to: USA only 18yrs. +
  Start date: 12/7-12/15
 The winner will b/e notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Salonpas Natural Pain Relief Giveaway

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Welcome to the Salonpas Natural Pain Relief Giveaway
Hosted by: Parenting Healthy

Skip the oral pain meds

Salonpas has oral supplements and medications for everything. The answer to all illnesses, discomforts and symptoms is pills and more pills! Salonpas is effective and topical! The Salonpas Pain Relieving Hot Gel-Patch lasts up to 8 hours and is great for shoulder, upper back and lower back pain. The cloth is breathable and easy ton apply by yourself. The Salonpas Pain Relief Patch with Menthol is a very soothing patch and one of my favorite for sore muscles, sprains, back and joint aches. It lasts 8-12 hours and is easy to apply. The Salonpas Jet Spray is great to keep in the gym bag. A quick spray onto areas of strains, bruises, sprains, simple backaches and even arthritis offers fast and soothing relief. I use it at night when my knee pain acts up. Just spray on and head to bed for pain-free rest.

The Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel is non-greasy and is also great to rub onto backaches, stiff neck, joint pain and sore muscles. You get up to 8 hours of relief from the gel. A new, cost-effective solution for pain management awaits aching sufferers with the launch of the maximum strength, unscented Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch. By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose.

Those are just a few of what Salonpas offers and you can win Salonpas products for yourself! Enter below! Open to US and ends on 12/21.

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