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Product Review – Bridger Fanny Pack

A few weeks ago, I was asked to try out the Bridger Supply Outdoor Fanny Pack.  This fanny pack has multiple pockets, dual water bottle holders, and a shoulder strap.  It’s water resistant and is constructed to be lightweight & durable. I have a different fanny pack that I use on vacations, but I can never get enough stuff in it.  This fanny pack isn’t overly large, but has tons of space.  I can easily place my regular sized wallet in it and still have room for my phone, keys, sunglasses, … [Read more...]

PINCHme Box – August 2015

Last week, I got this month's big PINCHme box. This month they added in treats & food for pets. Not shown in the pic is two DentaStix. I gave them to my dogs before I took the photo (long but funny story involving a very put out toad).  They didn't last long, and the Cesar was a big hit too. So far, I think my favorite has been the Kura Smoothie mix.  I mixed with some ice, frozen peaches, and milk.  It was very good.  The Scotch Brite Extreme Scrub sponge is also great.  We've been using … [Read more...]

PINCHme Box – July 2015

Interested in getting assorted samples each month to try out & leave feedback? If so, take a look at PINCHme. Each month, you can pick several samples & they will send them out to you. After to try them out, leave some feedback on the site. Best of all, it's FREE. This month, they sent me a huge box of items..including nail polish, Kraft Season Parmesan Cheese, Luzianne tea, & a lot more.  Our favorite was the cheese.  We also took the tea mix with us on vacation and thought is … [Read more...]

Product Review – Zedity Premium Plugin

Last week, I was asked to try out and review the Zedity Plugin for Wordpress.  Zedity is a premium plugin that allows you create blog posts with ease.  You can quickly create numerous text effects, drop in documents & videos, and more. Once the plugin is installed, it will show a small icon in the editing bar. When you click it, you are taken to a popup interface that allows you to get to work on your effects. You can do your entire post in it, or small bits like the one able. All the … [Read more...]

Product Review – Vehicle Magnetic Sign from BannerBuzz

Last week, I was contacted by and asked to try out and review one of their vehicle magnetic signs. All of the signs are customizable, and you can easily upload your own artwork or use their design tool on their website. I got to design at 12x6 sign. I ended up using Photoshop to design my sign since I had to recreate the blog banner into a larger version of the link button. I ended up splitting the sign; one half being for my design site, the other for this blog. There are a … [Read more...]

Product Review – Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Compact Scout Knife

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Last week, I was sent a Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Compact Scout Knife from Swords of the East.  Swords of the East is an online site that sells swords and knives.  The Gerber was founded in 1939 and is based in Portland. They make a large variety of knives for many uses. The Compact Scout knife is about the length of my hand and very light. The blade is a ½ serrated high carbon stainless steel drop point blade (which is supposed … [Read more...]

Product Review – Pimsleur Spanish 1

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Last week, I was sent Pimsleur Spanish 1. Pimsleur is one of the most popular language learning courses. There is no software, just 30 minute audio lessons that each how to hold conversations. The Spanish 1 set has 16 discs with 30 lessons. You listen to one lesson a day and participate with the audio. In high school, I only had on good Spanish teacher. She didn’t use the textbooks, with are usually geared toward proper Spanish … [Read more...]

Product Review — Yesterland Farm

I got the chance to take my family out to Yesterland Farm over the weekend.  US Family Guide provided 4 free tickets.  Yesterland Farm is open September through November, and is currently running is Fall Festival.  There rides for kids, a corn maze, corn & pumpkin cannons, pig races & more.  We had never been before, and were excited for the chance to go. The weather wasn’t exactly the best due to a massive line of storms…which had already forced the Rangers game to move up to a 11 am … [Read more...]

Product Review — Qoilezz

I was recently asked to check out Qoilezz, a stretchy plastic coil that you can hook to just about anything. They can be used for any number of things, including wine stem charms, pencil/pen identifiers & more. I picked out a few design packs. I really wanted to put them in my daughter’s hair for decoration. Now, I’m not the best when it comes to messing with hair…& I purposely keep my hair very short for that reason. My daughter picked out one that she wanted. After pulling her hair … [Read more...]

Product Review – SmoothMove

A few weeks ago, I was asked to test out SmoothMove boxes.  SmoothMove is owned by Bankers Box, who makes office/paperwork storage boxes of the same name.  They sell several types of boxes that are geared toward helping you move. When I was first contacted, they asked which type of box I wanted a sample of.  They carry normal tape-up boxes, FastFold tapeless boxes, a variety of specialty boxes & assorted packing accessories (bubble wrap, tape, ect…).  I figured that I would be sent one … [Read more...]

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