Tuesday, December 13, 2016

REVIEW: Ozeri WeightMaster Scale

This WeightMaster is a neat scale.  I got it in the black and I love it.  I like to call it a Smart Scale because it keeps track of your weight.  It has a large LED screen that is gives color coded alerts that allow you to ascertain whether you lost or gained weight.  The LED light changes green if you have lost weight or red if you have gained.  I like these colors, as I see green as affirmation to keep doing what I’m doing.  I see red as a sign to take caution.

The scale measures up to 440 pounds, which is generous in comparison to other scales.  My old only goes up to 350 pounds.    The scale has the ability to keep track of up to eight people.  Setup is pretty simple as well.  Upon opening the box, you only need to pull the tab from the battery compartment.  If you choose, you can enter statistics for each person that will be using this scale.  If everyone is in a different weight range, the scale is able to determine who is standing on the scale, which is neat.  Otherwise, you do have the option to choose the person. 

I think this scale is great for people who are on a weight loss regimen.  It is also helpful when you are looking to gain weight for health reasons.  My purpose is to lose.  I love to see the scale light up green when I step on it to let me know that I’m still doing well.  I do recommend it to anyone who is on a weight management program.  I like the design of this scale as well. It is slim with a decorative glass insert.  IT’s cool to see the floor through the scale.  I received this scale to test and I have had it for a few days.  So far, I have no complaints.


You can get it as Sears or at Walmart



Monday, December 12, 2016

REVIEW: Ozeri Ducky Thermometer

When this duck arrived, I was impressed by the size. I was expecting something a little smaller. This was a pleasant surprise.  It was ready to use right away. As soon as placed the duck in the tub, it started to calculate the temperature of the water. If the water is within the right range, the LED light turns green. If it is too hot, the LED turns red. If the water happens to be too cold, you will be met with a blue light. The packaging also has a chart that indicates the respective temperature ranges. 

I have two children. One is 6-months old and the other is 3-years old. Parents always worry when it comes to dealing with babies. This duck helps to put your mind at ease when it comes to the bath water. The thing I like most about this duck is that it was simple to teach my three-year-old to read it. He has a bad habit of jumping into any bath that is run. Mine are usually way too hot. Now, I sit the duck in the tub and he knows not to jump in if the duck’s light is red. This is so simple a child can use it. I received a sample of this duck to test.


REVIEW: Ozeri Tower Fan

We have three tower fans in our house, but this is my favorite. This fan has features that I didn’t even think were possible. Number one being a 360 degree oscillation feature! I didn’t know that was a thing. This feature alone is enough to make me extremely excited about this Ozeri Tower fan. In addition, you can have a more narrow rotation if you desire. This fan can also be set to 60, 90, and 120. If you have ever been sitting in a room while a fan was rotating and waiting your turn, you understand how epic the more narrow rotation is. I don’t have to wait as long for it to hit my side of the sofa or bed. This is a sleek-looking fan. 

It has a modern design that will fit any décor as a decoration piece. The LED screen is amazing. The numbers are large enough that I can see them from across the room. That makes the fact that a remote control is included even better. I hated having to guess what setting my fan was using after using the remote control or even worse having to get up and see. That defeated the purpose. 

Setup was quite simple. You just snap the two base parts together and use the hand screws to secure it to the base of the fan. I would suggest you snap the base together after feeding the cord between. If you do it without placing the cord in the middle first, you will likely have to take it apart to do so. The remote control takes a flat battery. You squeeze the tab on the bottom of the remove, and pull out the little drawer to insert it. There is a (+) sign to let you know which direction the battery should go. The entire process was less than ten minutes. I am impressed with this fan. It packs a punch. It has a nice air flow, is whisper quite, and you already know how I feel about the oscillation. So far, I am enjoying this fan and I would recommend this fan. A sample was provider for evaluation


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

REVIEW: Picnic Time Bamboo Coasters, Beautiful, Entertaining Tabletop Wine and Hot and/or Cold Beverage Coasters (6)

I honestly have been using a napkin as a coaster prior to receiving these coasters.  That method is actually pretty close to using nothing at all.  I find myself constantly folding the napkin as it becomes moist, until I have to toss sit and get another.  I also end up having to wipe a wet spot off the table.  It is annoying. 

I got these Bamboo Coasters in a 6-pack and I really like them.  The design with the contrasting colors is really nice and appealing to the eye.   They also match any décor, which is a bonus.   
The coasters are made very well.  I find them to be durable and they have passed the “toddler drop and throw test”. 

These are great for hot and cold beverages. I really like the groves on the coasters that help to catch the condensation and pull it away from your glass.  This way, your cup isn’t sitting in a pool of water like it would be on a flat coaster. 

The only point of improvement I would make is adding a lip around the edge to ensure that the condensation doesn’t make its way to table.  It hasn’t happened yet, but I can see it being an issue if there is excessive condensation.  

You can get them here on Amazon.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

No More AMAZON Reviewing!

A few years ago, a Facebook friend of mine started posting a lot of things with #GotItFree.  I was curious and asked how she kept getting things for free.  That’s when she introduced me to the website, ShopWithReviews.com.  This was a website that allowed you to get things for free in exchange for writing a review.  I was AMAZED at all the free stuff I could get.  From there, I found more sited.  Then, I was introduced to the Facebook groups that ran these promos.

Reviewing turned into a passion.  I loved the idea of trying products and giving my honest review so that other people could know the quality of the product and make an educated buying decision.  This was important to me because I also read reviews before deciding whether or not to make a purchase.  I really enjoyed taking pictures of the product in use and had just started adding videos. 
I considered myself a product tester and not just a reviewer.  I would actually use the products, and compare them to the description.   My reviews included this information as well.   If there was a major issue, I would let the seller know so that changes could be made to the product to make it better for consumers. 

There was a toy I reviewed that said it was for ages 1+.  The product had pieces the size of a pea  I know this would cause a MAJOR safety hazard if it were actually given to a toddler because they are still oral explorers.  I included this information in my review.  The seller reached out to me and I explained that a child could potentially die if we followed their recommended age guidelines.  The seller changed these guideline to a more suitable age for safety.  I was happy with my role as a product tester.

This was my life for a couple of years.  Then, about a month ago, I got the dreaded email.  Amazon had deleted all of my reviews and taken away my ability to review any products on their platform.  I felt crushed.  I talked to a few other reviewer friends and they had been wiped too.  We joked that Amazon was probably getting rid of all the reviewers because they only wanted reviewers from their Vine program to receive free products for review.  What was a joke then, became a reality just a month later! 

On October 3 Amazon announced that they would no longer allow reviews in exchange for discounts or products UNLESS you are a part of their Vine program.  Mind you, sellers have to pay to be a part of Amazon’s Vine program.  I hear it is a nice chunk of change too!  I find this sad because many sellers relied upon the help of reviewers to promote their new products.  Let’s not forget that many sellers had already given away products for free or heavily discounted, hoping to receive reviews that would boost their sales.  They lost a ton of money as Amazon made the changes effective immediately.

All is not lost.  Some reviewers are still chugging along by using their blogs and their social media platforms to spread the word about products.  This can actually be better for the seller, as the word gets out to many more people, along with a link to their product.  I am among those product testers that chooses to use my blog as a platform to showcase products that I love.  Hope you enjoy this content and find it useful.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

REVIEW: 18oz Glass Water Bottle MIUCOLOR - Anti-slip Silicone Sleeve with Eco-friendly Borosilicate Glass Bottle, BPA, PVC, Plastic and Lead Free, Romantic Red

I got this MIUCOLOR Water bottle in the Romantic Red color and I love it!  The color is very pretty and the bottle offers an attractive design that causes others to inquire. 

The bottle is made of a durable glass and is covered in a silicone sleeve that helps keep it securely in your hand. Glass seems to offer a better taste of water than plastic water bottles.  I am impressed with the cap.  It has a seal that helps keep the contents of the bottle safely inside, even when the bottle is inverted.  There is also a nice carrying strap on the top that allows you to carry it with ease or even connect it to other items, such as a backpack. 

Most of the other water bottles I have tried have come in a 16 ounce size.  I like that this one is a little larger than the others at 18 ounces.  This helps me to reach my water intake goal a little quicker. 

One thing I usually dread is cleaning water bottles.  That is not the case with this one.  They thought about this and opted to include cleaning tools with the bottle.  THIS IS AMAZING.  I love companies that keep consumer needs in mind.  I’m in love with this company!  

You can get your on Amazon or on the MIUCOLOR Website.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

REVIEW: Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam Mattress

I have had my Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam Mattress for about a week now.  When it arrived, it was tightly rolled inside a box and compressed in plastic.  My fiancé was convinced that I ordered a mattress topper and not a whole mattress.  Instead of arguing, I allowed him to go ahead and keep our old mattress on the bed when he opened this one.  As soon as he opened it, it started to fluff and expand until it was a full mattress.  After a couple of “I told you so’s” we removed the old mattress and put this one in place. 

We slept on it the first night and it was quite comfortable.  What I noticed was that the bed continued to expand for about a full day.  As it expanded, it became even more comfortable.  The bed is firm, but still comfortable at the same time.  It is enveloped in a cover that is soft and helps to protect the mattress from debris.  It is made of a combination of gel and foam.  Something about gives this mattress a feel that is slightly better than other memory foam mattresses.    

Unlike many other mattresses, it does not have coils inside.  It is completely memory foam.  The foam has a way of absorbing shock and also adjusting to comfortably accommodate your body.  One thing I love is that this mattress does not move.  I am able to have a completely undisturbed sleep, no matter what my fiancé does on the other side.  I tried to demonstrate this with my photo of the wine glass sitting level on the mattress while he is on the other side.   With our old mattress, I could tell each time he exited or entered the bed.  Now, I don’t feel it and don’t have to worry about broken sleep.  Sometimes, my infant naps in my bed during the day.  This mattress ensures that she remains sleep when I check on her while she is sleeping.  If I decide to lay next to her, she does not roll like she did on my old mattress.  This helps to ensure her safety as well, which is important to me. 

It seems that I have gained some surface area on my Full Size bed by switching to this mattress as well.  My old mattress had some unnecessary puffiness in the center which seemed to remove some of the actual width of the mattress.  You couldn’t sleep too far on either side because you might roll off the bed.  This mattress is flat, allowing you to lie or sit on the entire mattress. 

A mattress is an investment in your overall health.  Your ability to get a full night’s rest can affect you physically as well as emotionally.  I recommend this Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam Mattress.  It is comfortable and durable.  

You can find them here on Amazon in all sizes.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: Thick Glass Square Double Beverage Dispenser with Personalization Options on Metal Wire Stand, Elegant Party Centerpiece (1.37 Gallon Each)

This is my second beverage dispenser as well as my favorite. We throw a lot of parties and always have an alcoholic, as well as a non-alcoholic drink choice. This Double Beverage Dispenser is a great way to serve them both. Not only do I have two dispensers, but it comes with labels, where I can clearly label which is which.

Funny Story: I threw a party a few weeks ago. I didn’t have this beverage dispenser yet. I had my single glass dispenser borrowed a plastic dispenser. My dispenser had alcohol in it. The other was just lemonade. One of the guests approached me to say that she wasn’t getting tipsy from the drink I had made. I looked at her funny, and exclaimed “That’s because you’re drinking pink lemonade!” This story is why the labels are such an important addition for me. Being able to clearly label drinks can be quite important, especially if kids are attending.

Aside from tightening the spigot and setting the dispensers on the rack, there was no other assembly. My favorite feature about this dispenser set is the lid. The lid is flat and has a nice seal on it. My other dispenser has a tall decorative top. It is easy to accidentally knock off, and it doesn’t fit in the fridge. These will fit in the fridge without a problem (without the stand of course).

My fiancé came up with a great idea to use one of the dispensers to fill the baby’s bottle with water. This was genius! We hate lugging the jug of water in the middle of the night and trying to measure the right amount. It is so much easier to fill it directly from this beverage dispenser into the bottle. Since the water stays at room temperature, we can just keep it on display.

I am super impressed with this beverage dispenser. It is decorative and durable. The glass is nice and thick and the stand made very well. I would absolutely recommend this product. It is amazing.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

You can find it here

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Who doesn't love scented candles?

Check out the awesome candles over at Candlovecandle.com 

This month only, if you buy two candles, you get a third free.  To get the free candle, send an email to candlovecandle@gmail.com after placing the order for 2 candles.  In the email, include the following information:

Promo code: TIFF3RDFREE and your choice of fragrance for your free candle.

Candlove is a new Luxury scented candle brand.    CANDLOVE CANDLE CO. is a new Luxury scented candle brand hand made of 100% soy wax/100% cotton wicks  in TN USA in almost every scent you can imagine....  offers a huge variety of fragrances.  Their candles are 100% soy  with 100% cotton wicks.  These candles are also made in the USA! 

I have personally tried these candles on multiple occasions.  They have nice, lasting fragrances.  The Lavender smells amazing! 

These make great gifts, so hurry while this deal lasts.  This is only available through the month of March, 2016.  

Friday, February 26, 2016

Becoming a Reviewer

I recommend you set up a separate email address for reviewing purposes.  Many of the sites listed below will send deals to your email.  Others, you go to and request things that you want.  When you are approved for a product, you will receive an email with the Amazon link to the product and a code to order the product.
First thing you want to do before signing up to review is be a reviewer.  Anything you have ever purchased on Amazon, go back and review it.  You can go to your Order History from your account to see which products you have ordered.  I also recommend that you have Amazon Prime.  Otherwise, you’ll pay shipping.  Prime pays for itself in credits if you choose the “No Rush” Shipping option.  This option usually rewards you with $1 in credit for movies, E-Books, and music.
Here are the websites where you should signup.  Most will ask for you Amazon profile.  To find this, logon to Amazon.  Then go to Amazon.com/profile.  This is where your reviewing history is displayed.  You’ll want to copy everything that is in the address bar at the top of your browser and paste it where they ask for your Amazon profile link.
Once you have a nice review history, go on Facebook and search for the word “Review.”  Some reviewer groups will come up and you should ask to join.  You’ll want to repeat this process with words like “Amazon” or “Reviewer”.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Last night, I saw my little toddle-monster put something in his mouth.  I asked, “DJ, what’s in your mouth?” In one swift motion, he spit into his hands, put them behind his back, and without missing a beat, looked me in my eyes and said, “What mouth??”  I think I died for a good five minutes.  All I could do was stare at him.  I couldn’t utter a word.

He keeps me laughing.  Half the time, it next to impossible to keep myself composed.  This video is the talk we had before I put him on some big boy pants for the day.  It was supposed to be a simple conversation that we have had many times previously.

“Where are you supposed to pee?”
“In the toilet.”

This time, it wasn’t so simple.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Reviewer Opportunity

One of my favorite reviewer programs is accepting new members! They usually send you books with the item that accompanies them.  For example, I have received cookbooks and a rice cooker.  I have also received books on astronomy with a telescope.  

Please put Tiffanie Williams as the person who referred you!
Sign up here:

Third Voice Marketing

Monday, January 18, 2016

REVIEW: Custom VarieTea Yogi Tea Bags Assortment Includes Mints (40 Count)

Tea has been instrumental in my weight loss.   There are so many health benefits to drinking tea.  In addition, tea is a great way to help curb cravings.   A nice tea with a  couple of drops of stevia is as good as having dessert. 

Yogi is one of my favorite brands of bagged tea.  This is such a wonderful collection of tea.  I received 40 unique bags of Yogi Tea.  No two tea bags were the same.  I received some of my favorite Yogi Tea bags along with some new ones to try.  Each tea bag arrived wrapped individually and clearly labeled.

You could smell the wonderful tea as soon as you opened the box. I was excited to rip into my first bag.  I tried the Green Tea Energy.  It was awesome.  It had a full flavor and the tea gave me a gentle jolt of energy to get through the reminder of my day. 

This set makes an awesome gift.  Any tea lover would appreciate receiving this package.  I know I do.   It is also great to have in y our office to share with coworkers. 

I love it and absolutely recommend it.

I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 


Tuesday, January 5, 2016


This is a burn that I obtained while trying to make some turkey bacon in the oven.  As you will notice, some is scraped.  My toddler looked at my arm, told me I was dirty and tried to clean the “dirt” off my arm with a baby wipe.  When I yelled, “Ouch!” he gave me a confused look.  “What’s wrong with you, Mommy?” he asked as he spit on my arm. “This is NASTY!” he exclaimed.

I guess you’re wondering how I obtained the burn on my arm.  I was making some turkey bacon in the oven.  Someone walked in so I only opened the door slightly in an effort not to touch them with the door.  I’m not as graceful as I thought, so I touched my arm against the door when I reached inside. 

Well, thanks Dr. DJ for the diagnosis of “Nasty.”