iPhone 6 armband

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I also received an iPhone 6 armband to test and review. It is the same awesome tool as the other one (posted here,) but a little bit bigger, to fit a 6, but NOT a 6 plus.


Still has the same great benefits, and it's pink! ^_^ Check it out here if you have an iPhone 6 and need an easy way to keep up with your phone when you're working out or just don't have pockets!



iPhone armband

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So I work in a pretty fast paced environment, where not only do I have to dress in professional clothing. As most women know, that means no pockets. If I'm wearing my blazer, it's easy to tuck my phone and keys into that, but there are some days where I'm not, and I keep having to run up three flights of stairs to fix technical issues with a server or computer, and not only do I need to keep my phone handy, but I like to keep the keys to the upstairs room on me, just in case it accidentally locks, which does happen about once a week. Now on a busy weekend day, this isn't an option, but on a slower weekday, when I'm doing more office time than floor time, this armband is awesome. It keeps my phone easily accessible, it holds a couple of keys, and after we close and I am just finishing up some routine tasks, I can be playing music and not have to carry my phone around with a clipboard. It's pretty handy! Plus, when I'm at home and on the exercise bike, I don't have to fumble with my phone and try to find the perfect spot for it. (Mostly in the cup holder, which means no water bottle.) Check it out here, or click on the picture to go to Amazon and see it for yourself. It's totally worth the very small cost!

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K9 Joint Relief- liquid glucosamine for dogs

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Have I ever told you guys about Chewie and the hell that poor girl has been through?


Chewie is our amazing, wonderful Finnish Spitz. She is a senior, and that poor girl has been through the seven levels of hell and back in her life. When we found her, it was in an ad for the local animal care and control. She was this pathetic looking matted ball of fluff with a gnarly scar around her snout and weird, pokey-out teeth. She looked like a red Persian cat, but she had the most soulful eyes- begging to go home with someone, anyone, who would love her. We went to see her, our oldest daughter just an infant, and when we met her, our hearts broke. That weird scar was actually from some jackhole wrapping wire around her pretty little snout and leaving it there while the skin grew over it. She had to have it surgically removed from UNDER her skin. She was a bait dog in a fighting ring that had recently been raided, and she was one of the few dogs that they were able to 'salvage.' Several had to be put down because their health was so terribly poor. Well, we brought this sad little lady home with us, and she turned out to be one of the most wonderful dogs anyone could ask for. She heels without a leash, won't eat the kids' food unless it's on the floor or they hand it to her, has the patience of a saint with babies (she has been through all three of ours, after all) and is as protective of them as if they were her own puppies, never mind they're twice her size now. Several years after we adopted her, we moved. The neighborhood we moved to had one little tiny dirt road running through it, and the neighbor kids all played together, and our next door neighbor had come over (with HER dog) and the pups were having a grand old time running back and forth from one yard to the next. Now I know that we are just as responsible as the driver, but like I said, it was a little dirt road with little kids running back and forth from one home to the next, and there was even a big old playground smack dab in the middle. Well, one of the boys who lived down the street decided that THAT was the day he wanted to show off what his truck could do. On a tiny dirt road. With children and animals always playing on or near it. That's right, folks, my beautiful Chewie got run over. The other dog got hit, too, but he was sturdy and walked away. Chewie's leg was completely rolled over and turns out it was splintered in three different places. The vet talked pins, then amputation, then maybe just splinting it to see what would happen. We wound up getting a fairly minor surgery (considering) done on her, so the bone was mostly where it needed to be, and once that cast was on, the vet was actually pretty confidant that the leg was saved. Well, she was right, and I am very thankful for that, but my poor girl has (understandably) favored that leg ever since. Several years down the road, arthritis has set in pretty badly for our old lady, and every once in a while it gets bad enough that she whimpers in pain and won't get up or go anywhere that day, especially when it's cold out. We have to try different doggy drugs for her, but then she acts all drunk and weird, and we feel bad for doing that to her, too. And that's where the sponsored portion of this post kicks in. I was sent this K9 Joint Relief liquid about a week ago, and let me tell you, Chewie is a new woman! You can still tell that she favors the leg, but she is actually getting around better than she has in years! She will run around with the kids, and even jump now and then. If I didn't know better, I would think that someone had swapped my dog out for a younger version of herself. It's amazing! If any of you have an older dog whose joints are stiff and achy, I would most certainly recommend this Joint Relief liquid for them! Check it out at Amazon!




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Aroma Trees 12 Complex Vitamin E Oil Complex

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Wow, so I've been having really dry skin problems since we moved, and I found something that really helps with it. I have purchased at least 6 other moisturizer products since November, trying to fix this, and of course, I get one sent to me to test that I'm just thinking 'Yeah, right, like THIS is going to do the trick!' and boy, was I wrong! Aroma Trees brand 12 Vitamin E Oil Complex Serum might be a mouthful, but it really has done the trick for me. I went from having dry, flaky skin on my nose, forehead, and chin, to feeling nice and smooth, and never dried out. I have only been using it for a few days, so I still have a little tiny bit of skin that I haven't managed to exfoliate off of the corners of my nostrils, but otherwise, my skin feels like I'm back on the coast, where I grew up. It's so wonderful! I didn't take any before pictures, but here is an after shot, of just a couple of days of use, of my face.
It was very clearly flaky and almost scaly just this past weekend, and now, I am very happy with it! I'll just be tossing a couple of other bottles of moisturizer now, and sticking with this great product. It does leave a little bit of an oily texture at first, but it absorbs into the skin pretty quickly, and then it's just nicely moisturized skin from there! The scent is a pleasant musky-citrus that quickly fades to a light citrus within a few minutes, and then just dissipates away. It comes in an attractive amber colored glass bottle with a black dropper top, sealed up inside of a very durable plasticy-paper bag that was so sturdy, I had to cut it open. I have every intention of continuing use use of this great vitamin E oil.

You can click on the first picture to go check it out on Amazon.com!













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+Lifeguard car charger

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Hello all, I come bearing tidings of great jolts! Well, I don't really know how many jolts, I'm not that into science and electricity, but I do have some great power, and with that power, I have the responsibility to tell you about it! This is the +Lifeguard car charge. It has 2 USB ports, lights up while plugged in, and charges way faster than any other cigarette lighter USB adapter I have tried out for my phone, iPod, or iPad. Oh yeah- it charges my iPad! A lot of charges aren't powerful enough to do so, but this bad boy is! I received the silver one, but the black one looks pretty sleek, too. It's got some heft to it, not like a cheap little $5 hook up that you pick up from Wal Mart while going through the check out lane. It's made of metal and some heavy duty plastic, but mostly metal. You know it's working when it lights up a lovely blue, and in the 6 minutes it takes me to drive from work to home, it jumped my phone battery up 12%, on two separate occasions. The drive to work always takes longer, since it's earlier in the day, and that normally gets me a good 20%. I am very impressed with this little charger, and am debating purchasing another one for the back seat, so the kids can charge their iPods while we are on the road. (We live in a little town around an hour away from Indianapolis- any trips to the city take a while.) I would definitely recommend putting one in your Amazon.com cart today if you are in the market for a universal car charger!










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The Reacher Grabber

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I've been playing with another product that was sent to me to test. This time, it was an awesome grabbing tool, made for extending your reach and helping you not bend or climb on things. First, we checked to see if it hurt when you got grabbed with it. It's rubberized clamps, however, made it nearly impossible to bring any pain when it's grabs a finger. Then there was the dexterity test- I was able to pick a sheet of paper up off of the carpet with no problem, although it did have some issue grabbing it off of a tile floor without creasing it. It had trouble grabbing a two liter bottle of soda from the side, but from above, it had no issue. It even handled a full one just fine, which helped with the weight test, too! We also managed a rubber mallet, a full bottle of ketchup, and my purse- which trust me, isn't light! I'm excited to play with this grabber some more- I might take it to work for the next time that I clean the parking lot, it would really help my back out!

Go check out the #reachergrabber over on Amazon, here.






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AZSPORT Waist Trimmer

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Hello! Today I want to tell y'all about another product that I am trying out. It's a waist trimmer belt, and I have been wearing it for the last two days, and I'm already really happy with the results! Two days of wearing this and I can already fit into my 'skinny day' pants on my 'fat days!' It's really exciting! I plan on wearing it as often as possible, and hopefully getting my waist all trimmed up and healthier. It's really comfortable, as far as waist trimmers and waist training go, and it's nice and discreet. I can wear it under normal work clothes, and as long as they aren't skin tight, no one can tell. It has a little bit of a bonus in that it helps a bit with my posture, as well. All in all, I very much enjoy this waist trimmer, and plan to continue wearing it regularly, until I am happy with the size of my waist again.


You can check it out here or after the jump.

Some example images- not me, because trust me, you don't want to see that!












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