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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?

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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 ..

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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.

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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!!!!

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  • 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

>Notes:


- 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.

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- ***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!

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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!)

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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. 

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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

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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.

5 Essential Steps To Couponing – For Beginners

When you are on a budget, coupons can make the difference between hot dogs and steak,  used or new. 

It used to be that coupons were only found in magazines or papers.  You cut them out, went to the store, got the item and handed them to the cashier.  At least that is all I knew about coupons growing up. 

Now there is ways to use coupons that can literally take your total purchase from $100.00 – $20.00 in a matter of scans.  There is also things like price matching, digital coupons, double coupons and stacking coupons and that is only naming a few.

While some of you could probably teach me a lot about extreme couponing, there is other people that are like me and late in the game.  With those people, I wanted to share some coupon basics.

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1.  Find a coupon organizer. 

This can be one you make yourself or a store bought one.  As long as it makes it easy for you, that is all that matters.

2.  Start collecting your coupons.

Sunday papers is always the best place to start. They are full of coupons!  Be sure and ask your family to save any papers or magazines they may have.  This is a good start. 

You can also find coupons at the store.  Stores are now using machines on the aisles, be sure and grab them as you are in there.  Even if you aren’t purchasing that item at that moment, you may want to later.  I have been known to lay coupons I don’t want, next to the product on a shelf for customers.  Watch out for other people to do that.

Another way to find coupons is by searching the internet.  Going to the companies websites and printing them out.  Another tip might be to like a companies Facebook page.  They sometimes give special coupons.

You can always email/write a company and request coupons.  Sometimes they are more then happy to send coupons and special offers to people that take the time to reach out to them.

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3.  Organize your coupons.

This could be a whole post in itself!  You have to figure out a system that works best for you.  A lot of people just use regular 3 ring binders that they can carry to the store with them.  No matter what system you are using, you might want to make sure that you have categories for coupons and file them by expiration dates. 

4.  Sign up for loyalty cards

Most stores offer these now and they can save you quite a bit.  These even can lead you to the new world of digital couponing.  That is where you sign in to a site with your loyalty card and add the coupons right to it.  Once your at the store, and the cashier scans your card, those coupons go off instantly.  One tip I would strong advise on adding digital coupons to your card, is to write what you add down.  The size, the name brand.  If you get the wrong thing, your coupon isn’t going to work right.

5.  Learn different ways to use coupons.

Double coupons

You first need to find out which stores double and even triple coupons.  This is where the store takes your .75 cent coupon and takes off $1.50 or more if they triple.  The only thing you have to do when doing this is finding out the stores that do this, the time and day they do this and if they have a special policy.  Some stores do restrict the amount of same coupons you can use at one time.  For example if you bought 5 sunday papers and are using all 5 coupons on double coupon day, they may only allow you to get double off the first 3.

Stacking coupons.

For example.  You have a coupon for .50 off of paper towels from the Sunday paper.  You also have a .50 coupon from the company for that same roll of paper towels.  Some stores will allow you to use both of those coupons at the same time.  This is different then double coupons, but you can get a $1.00 roll of paper towels for free when using this method.

While there is much much more to learn about the coupon world, too much info at once tends to get overwhelming.  At least for me.  I will stop here for today.  I do hope you can take something valuable away from this post. 

Do You Coupon?  If so, be sure and add any tips, comments or suggestions in the comment section below.  This Shopping Wife always loves hearing from you Shopping Wives!

 

Rechargeable Flashlights are the New in Thing!

 

No home is complete without a good flashlight.  That is something that you just can’t have too many of either.  Time has sure came a long way as to the features that flashlights offer.  And the regular battery flashlights are becoming a thing of the past.  I see more LED and rechargeable flashlights now then I used to.

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Like this AYL LED Tactical Flashlight.  It has many different features.

  • Weather Resistant Anodized Aluminum Alloy Body – Industrial Grade, Most Versatile Light Available!
  • 5 MODES: High, Medium, Low Beam, Strobe and an SOS function. Zoomable to use anywhere.
  • Easy Operation: Either click button to switch modes, OR Light tap button to switch modes quickly!
  • Bulbs can last for more than 100,000 hours. Powered by 3*AAA batteries (not included) and 1*2200mAh 18650 Rechargeable Battery (INCLUDED).
  • New and Completely Upgraded Set Package. Limited Lifetime Guarantee
  • I have used this a few times since it arrived.  In fact my eyes don’t always agree with me, especially when it comes to reading small numbers.  I was turning the central air on for the first time the other day, but I couldn’t figure out what the thermostat was showing.  What button I needed to switch modes.  I grabbed for this flashlight and it lit it up perfect. 

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Of course it is great for any place you need a light, no matter how bright.  I find these better to have in homes where there is children that loves grabbing the flashlights.  My nephew always had a fascination with them.  By these being rechargeable, you don’t have to worry about a child running down expensive batteries.

It is available on Amazon for $18.99 and worth it in my opinion.

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

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