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Alambika USA Essential Oils & Skin Care

We have been using oils a lot around here lately.  In fact I have talked about different ones on here before.  If you are into oils or are considering using them, you may not know where to find them. 

Alambika sent me 3 of their oils to try:


Lavender Highland, Wild, Organic

Orange Sweet, Organic

Eucalyptus Radiata, Organic

These oils were milder then some I have tried before, but just as beneficial.  They have different sizes available for different prices.  This I think is good, it allows for you to choose depending on the amount you need and even your budget.  Some of the oils can get really expensive, but then it doesn’t take much so these bottles are going to last for a long time.

Another thing about these oils is they are organic.

All in all I have nothing negative to say about the oils I tried. 

I believe Alambika takes pride in their products and tries to provide their customers with the quality products. 

At Alambika, they  provide you with the world’s finest 100% pure, wildcrafted & organic essential oils and skin care products.

Alambika sets a new standard for wellness and luxury, from harmonious and sustainable production and product development to impeccable customer service.

They also  look forward to nourishing, enriching, and awakening people’s lives.

Be sure and visit their website to find out more about them

Disclaimer:  I was sent products in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion with you in this post.

Garden Hose Nozzle – by RY Gardener


Growing up a water hose to me was one of those rubber green hoses hung on the side of my Grandma & Grandpa’s house.  The place where my cousins and I hydrated.  Also a place where we drank water when we didn’t really want it, just so we could play with it. 

Add a sprayer to that water hose gave you a water gun you never had to refill.  It was always fun to play with it.

As I got older water hose became more then just something the kids played with.  It became a way to water the garden.  To wash the car, to spray off something that became too dirty to carry in the house. 

The sprayer became necessary to have.  When depending on it, you needed a good one.  How many of you have ever bought a sprayer and it was a major flop?  I know I can say I have. 

Most stores carry them, but some aren’t worth the gas it took you to go pick it up.


John has been using the Raaya Garden hose nozzle.  This nozzle is made of a heavy duty metal.  It is flow control and pressure free.  It is not only made well, but they make sure you have all the connectors you need as well as washers. 

This one is available on amazon.  I will admit it did seem expensive for a sprayer, but if you use a sprayer like we do around here it is well worth it..  For $22.95 your going to have one that is going to last you for a very long time. 

  • Blue Spray hose nozzle, made from a 100% metal body and trigger. covered with an ergonomic soft pvc for comport grip
  • High quality PVC coverd to prevent rust, corrosion, wear. A shock resistant protects the sprayer from accidental drops
  • AAdjustable settings provide a variety of high water pressures for every watering you need
  • This Water Gun comes with FREE 2 quick female connectors to 3/4 thread pipe and with rubber set
  • You can order with 100% confidence customer satisfaction guarantee.

I love the way it looks, the color the design.  I also love the way it feels when I am holding it and what I love most… it works great without leaking.  If you are looking for a nice sprayer.  I suggest this one!!!

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Denim Headphones?


Sometimes I listen to people talk about their life and I grow, not jealous, but more or less sad that I have nothing big and exciting to share.  Or at least I think I don’t.  If I sit back and look at the big picture though, I seem to have a story for every item I review, every experience I encounter brings back memories.  I can talk and talk and still never run out of stories.  So I guess while my stories may not include a tale of African Safari or a Hot air balloon ride, They are mine.

All of this came to mind as I was about to tell you a story of something I got for Christmas when I was about 8 or 9 years old.  It was a purple radio with a picture of the bee gees.  It even had a microphone.  I can’t remember that it picked up very good stations, but I was proud of it. 

I couldn’t wait to go to bed that night.  I had plans to listen to my radio until I fell asleep.  I didn’t even give thought to my 18 year old Sister that was sharing the room with me.  As soon as it started playing, she started complaining.  She finally took it away from me which caused a lot of commotion.  The radio ended up being took from me until the next day.

What made me think of that?


I guess it was the Ailihen C6 headphones with microphone and music share that I was sent to test out. 

If I had of only had these denim headphones on as I laid and listened to the music, I might have been able to have listened all night to my first radio.  Of course then I wouldn’t have had this memory of sibling love.

Seriously though, these headphones are really nice.

  • AILIHEN C6 headphones are designed to perform on the move – especially in noisy environments such as tubes, buses and trains. A deeply padded ear surrounds block out much of the outside world, without the need for power-sapping active noise isolation. The C6 also delivers a powerful bass response, along with all the clarity you’d expect from AILIHEN.
  • C6 Headphones feature detachable double-ended coil cord with mic and remote control is equipped with an L-plug end, providing improved durability. The dual 3.5 mm jacks allow you to choose either side you prefer to wear your cable on or to plug in and share your music with a friend.
  • Constructed hinges and headband design, the C6 headset fits better than ever. Allowing for increased flexibility and the ear caps to rotate more freely, the C6 adapts to your head shape for increased comfort during those long listening sessions as well as folding flat for ease of storage. Their construction is tough enough to take a daily commute while still offering long-term comfort.
  • Featuring an in-line cable remote control and integrated microphone, the C6 headset are ideal for use with your Apple,Andriod smartphone . Skip between tracks and switch between music and calls at the touch of a button, without having to take your phone out of your pocket or bag.
  • Unique style headphones with stylish Denim fabric exterior, combining fashion with technology,C6 delivers fashion and outstanding performance.





I like them for many reasons.  They are collapsible so it makes them easy to take with you without needing a lot of space.  The volume control is made for little ears so there is in fact no volume control.  You don’t have to worry about kids blasting out their ear drums.

The look is great and the denim gives them a unique look that most people would love.

These are great for young and old and you can adjust them to fit your head size.  When they are on, they feel light and not too bulky, yet big enough to cover your ears. 

The cord is made out of a better material instead of the normal plastic covered wire that eventually breaks in two.

Finally they have a great sound that comes out of them.

Well worth the purchase in my opinion!

They are available on Amazon.

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


Let’s talk slippery bath tubs

Okay Shopping Wives, listen up! 

I want to talk about bath tubs.  Mine was getting so slippery  to the point to where it was dangerous.  Every time John or I used it, I was faced with the fear of one of us falling.  I had tried different cleaners, I had tried those little rubber things you stick to the bottom.  Nothing was working.


Then I found out about a Anti slip bathmat.  This is a 28×16, Natural silicone anti slip bath matt

  • 100% Silicone bathtub mat – minimize the risk of slips during your bath or shower by providing the highest slipping resistance material
  • The upper side of the mat is textured which increases feet purchase – preventing your feet from sliding on the mat
  • The underside of the mat is covered with suction cups – shifting or sliding will be prevented by the suction cups which increase the grip to the tub surface
  • An additional property of this type of material is being mold resistant and anti bacterial, machine washable!
  • We offer a variety of beautiful colors that you will love!

I have to say that this is all that and more. 

The first time John used it he came out smiling and said it works perfect.  I have used it several times for baths and showers and it stays put, but more importantly makes it safer for me. 

If you are searching for something such as this, it is available on Amazon for only $19.95 and worth it in my opinion.  It will last a long time.

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.

ViewTV Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna – 25 Mile

The other night I told you about a digital antenna that could pick up a signal in a 65 mile range.  Tonight I want to post about a smaller one that does the same thing, only a couple differences.  This one only picks up signals within a 25 mile range.  It is also on sale on Amazon for $7.99 ..


This digital antenna is the ViewTV flat HD digital antenna.

  • Receive free digital broadcast High Definition TV signals
  • 25 Miles Range
  • Super Thin design allows you to place it almost anywhere and no power required
  • Universal suction-cup stand included
  • Frequency Range: VHF 170 – 230MHz, UHF 470-860MHz

They also have a 2 pack, so this is perfect for people on a budget.  Maybe people that can’t afford digital cable but enjoy television.  This 2 pack makes it perfect for people to have their tv work in the family room and bedroom as well, and really in my opinion – you can’t beat that price!

This one works really well, but don’t just take my word for it.  Go to Amazon and read all the reviews from people that has tried this one.  It has a 3.5 out of a 5 star review and this is out of over 2,000 people that has left it reviews.

Does it work as well as digital cable?  In my opinion – No.  Is it worth the price to pick up a few local channels for free?  In my opinion YES

It is simple to plug in and get it going, best put in a window.  If you aren’t sure where the towers around you are be sure and go to antennaweb.org and enter your zipcode, you can find out where the towers are from you.

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my honest unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


Clongi Umbrella – For when you can’t go singing in the rain!!

Was there or is there anything more fun then splashing through a mud puddle?  Are you one of those people that loves a good thunderstorm?  Who doesn’t mind letting the rain hit you in the face?  I can’t dance, but if I could, dancing in the rain could be fun! 

I guess there is times we can’t exactly forget everything and let the unexpected rain pour down on us, messing up our hair and washing off that NON waterproof makeup we may be wearing. Sometimes the company we keep doesn’t appreciate the drowned rat look. Especially if we are working in a field where appearance matters.

I must say that I was never one to own a umbrella.  My reasoning was that by the time I got it up, walked to my destination and got it put away, I would be wet anyway.  So I never owned one.  Not even living in Panama where a storm could whip up at any time and go away just as fast.


But now I have found the perfect umbrella for me.  This one is a Clongi umbrella.   The thing that makes me like this one is the fact that it has an auto open and an auto close button.  I push will open the umbrella.  Another push will close it just as fast.  It is plain black but stylish enough..  Another thing about it is it is windproof and made strong.  You won’t have to worry about the wind hitting and it warping on you. 

I have found this is the perfect umbrella to own when life just won’t allow you the time to go singing or dancing in the rain!!!!


  • YOU’LL ALWAYS BE READY FOR THE RAIN Folding umbrella is compact enough to fit in your travel bag or handbag, so you can keep it with you and be prepared for those unexpected showers
  • BUILT TOUGH TO STAND UP TO THE WORST OF WEATHER Our travel umbrellas are constructed out of heavy-duty pongee fabric that resists rips & tears, and strong metal frame
  • OPENS & CLOSES IN SECONDS Just touch the button on the handle to open and close it! It’s so much more convenient than other umbrellas for men & women
  • SO COMFORTABLE TO CARRY Our travel umbrella has a luxurious leather handle plus a convenient wrist strap included in its design
  • JUST THE RIGHT SIZE While smaller than most folding umbrellas when closed, our travel umbrella is 21″ in size to keep you shielded from the rain when it’s open

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Turmeric can work health wonders

I must admit that I had never heard of Turmeric until a couple months ago.  Of course I heard about it from John.  He had ordered a bottle off of Amazon for himself.  After asking him about what it was it sounded like a great product, but I put it out of mind and went on.  It seems like after I heard about it once, I heard about it 20 more times.  All good things.  If you are like me, then you may not know what it is. 


Turmeric is an Indian perennial herb of the ginger family.  They dry this out and prepare it and then it is made into herbal supplements, Herbal remedies and even a spice.

Many people have claimed how it has helped them with many health problems.  Some of the things it has been claimed to help is things like arthritis, heart burn, joint pain, stomach ache, headache, depression, menstrual problems – and many many more!

I have to tell you what happened after John bought his bottle of Turmeric.  Maybe three days later I was actually sent a bottle for review.  I asked John to try these out and save the other ones he bought.  The ones I was sent is from 100 Naturals. 

These are supposed to have the highest potency of turmeric on the market.  These also had Bioperine. This is something that helps the body absorb nutrients better.


He agreed to take these.  He took 2 tablets a day.  He has a hernia that really bothers him, since taking these he has not had to take a lot of anti acids that he was eating before.  I have noticed this without him even telling me about it.  The thing he was/is most amazed with is a place he has on his arm.  It is like a little tumor type bump that was really getting large.  Just since taking turmeric, it has decreased so much.

He knows I suffer from migraines and a few other problems that come along with aging.  Now I know that I am also going to be adding turmeric to my diet. 

If you are interested in trying out the ones from 100 Natural, they are available on Amazon and cost $17.45 a bottle.  I think this is an amazing price for all the benefits that comes along with that bottle. 

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it..  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


Pick up channels without digital cable with this Digital Indoor Antenna

I watch a lot of television.  If I am not binge watching something on Netflix, I am watching a regular show on digital cable.  Sometimes I get into them, sometimes they are background noise.  But I love having it on. 

I realize that cable and streaming channels can get expensive, and while some people enjoy television, they can’t afford to pay what satellite or digital cable charges these days.

So the only other option is rabbit ears, maybe a coat hanger or some other make shift antenna.  Or is that the only option?  No it isn’t! 

Now there is antennas that are easier to hook up and will allow you to pick up channels up to a 65 mile range.  One antenna in particular is from view tv and available on Amazon for $29.99.  It is the:  Flat HD Digital Indoor Amplified tv Antenna.


Here is more about it from the company:

  • 65 Miles Range | Receive free digital broadcast High Definition TV signals
  • Detachable Signal Amplifier & Antenna Stand Included
  • Super Thin design allows you to place it almost anywhere ( Table, Window, Wall )
  • Full HDTV Support: 720p, 1080i, 1080p | ATSC Compatible
  • Frequency Range: 47-230MHz / 470-862MHz

In The Box:

>Antenna with 10′ coaxial cable

Power Insert

110V Power Adapter

(3x) Sticker

USB Cable

Antenna Stand


– Always try antenna with and without amplifier attached. Depending on how close/far you are, the amplifier can help or hurt the signal going into your television or converter box.

– It is recommended to keep your antenna high up on your window for best results.


– Go to antennaweb.org and type in your zip code. This will show you where the broadcast towers near you are located.

– Move your antenna around to see where you obtain the best signal. Once you find a good spot, it is recommended to do another automatic channel scan.


If you use a flat HDTV, please go through your TV manual to make sure your TV is with built-in tuner.

– Make sure your tuner is HD tuner, otherwise you can’t watch HD channels.


– ***Attaching the antenna to your television or digital converter box is only part of the process to pull in channels from your antenna. You need to perform an “automatic channel search”. This is a feature that can be used by accessing the menu on your television or digital converter box. Please refer to the manual for your television or digital converter box for information on how to perform this action.***

There is no manual in the box, but it is fairly easy to get going.  The thing about it is, you are going to have to really work with it at first to find out where it will work best for you.  The company shipped one out  to be reviewed.  I made sure the major tech guy in the family was the one that hooked it up.  I didn’t trust myself to do it right.  His first try at it he picked up one channel.  I think once the proper place is found it will do a great job.

I have also talked to other people that has tried out one of these and they all say it is worth the purchase once you find out the best spot in your house.

For $30.00 it would be worth taking the chance in my opinion.  It just depends on how much you like television.  If you have tried one of these before or buy one later on, I would love to know how yours worked for you.  Feel free to share the good, the bad and the ugly in the comment section below.

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


Make a statement – with a statement necklace!

While Marilyn Monroe sang about diamonds being a girls best friend,  I am over here singing, jewelry in general is my best friend! 

Do you agree? 

Seriously.  A simple piece of jewelry can make a big difference.  No matter if your wearing a Tee shirt or a long black dress, jewelry can make a statement!


I turned 13 in 1984.  As you probably know, the 80’s style was ANYTHING GOES.  One earring or two.  Match – don’t match.  Just be yourself and don’t worry about what other people think.  Flea markets was my favorite place to find wild necklaces and earrings.  Between my weekend finds and sharing my Mom’s caboodle of Avon jewelry – I was styling. 

I soon learned my style: BOLD.  Anything big and noticeable was what I noticed.

That is something I have carried into adult hood.  The bolder the better.  Bib necklaces caught my eyes, Statement necklaces make me happy!  While I would probably wear them wether they were in style or not.  I am happy to know that statement necklaces is really the in thing!

There is many reasons I love them:

Statement necklaces will absolutely turn a boring outfit into an eye popping outfit. 

Turn simple jeans and tee shirts into a casual outfit.

Make me feel more confident when I am wearing them

Shows people that I am more approachable and a bit of fun

Conversation Starter

They are unique – chunky & attention grabbing (Like Me!)


One of my favorite Statement necklaces is from IDGIRL Jewelry.  It costs about $27.99 and is available on Amazon.  It has a vintage look and is a gem crystal tassel necklace

This necklace is made well, it isn’t as heavy as it looks, but heavy enough to be durable.  It fits well around my neck when I use the extender that is on it.  It depends where you want it to hang. 

Is Jewelry your best friend?

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours


6 Essential Oils Everyone Should Have in Their Home

Essential oils are really becoming quite popular.  They are good for many different things.

Around the home they can be used in cleaning solutions, diffusers, laundry and even to deodorize the garbage can. 

When you are suffering from common health problems, there is essential oils for most things.  Menstrual cramps to joint pain and everything in between.

Even beauty experts are mentioning the benefits of essential oils in beauty treatments.  Hair, nails, dry feet and other skin problems?  There is an essential oil out there for it.

The list of oils and what they are good for is a plenty!  While I haven’t used them all, I am starting a nice collection.  They are great to have on hand and a small amount will go a long way. 


Tonight I will tell you about 6 of my favorites

Tea Tree Oil

People use this oil to treat acne, remove makeup, on cuticles, to treat dry feet and even fungus infections.  It is also great for psoriasis, yeast infection and my favorite oily hair. 

Lavender Oil

John loves the smell of lavender and I agree.  While it has a good smell, lavender also has other benefits.  Benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety.  Helps treat eczema, which is a really miserable thing to suffer with.  One of my favorite things about this oil is that it helps with sleep.  All insomnia sufferers should own a bottle of this!

Orange Oil

This oil is often used as a sedative and a antiseptic.  Some people use it as a diuretic.  Orange oil is used for people with depression. And yes I have a favorite thing about this oil.  It is also considered an aphrodisiac!  With that said, be sure and have this available on date nights and romantic dinners!

Eucalyptus Oil

You might find  asthma patients with this oil in their cabinet.  This oil is also great for just some of the following things: treating sore muscles, dental problems, pain relief and antibacterial properties.

Peppermint Oil

Use this great smelling oil for things such as upset stomach, headaches and freshening your breath.  It is also used for boosting energy and releasing tight muscles, this would make it a perfect massage oil.

Lemon Grass

This oil has been used to reduce fevers.  As the other oils I mentioned, it has more then one use.  Use it as a flea repellent, insect repellent, indigestion or heart burn

As I said there is so many out there.  I specifically picked the 6 above to tell you about, because I have found a great kit with all these oils in it.  It is available on Amazon and for $15.95 you will receive all 6 bottles.  The bottles are 10 ml in size.  These particular oils are from Ethereal Wellness


They are

• 100% PURE CERTIFIED ESSENTIAL OILS – These are pure PREMIUM QUALITY authentic essential oils. Certified by the GMPC (Good Manufacturing Practice of Cosmetic) and conforming to IFRA (International Fragrance Association) purity standards – Rest assured you will LOVE this set.

While I am really starting to love oils and am a believer in their benefits,  I am by no means a doctor.  If you are having severe symptoms, I would always suggest seeing your family doctor first.  But these are always great to have on hand in a pinch.

Disclaimer:  The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

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