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Interesting Valentine’s Gift Ideas for You!


Valentine’s day is just around the corner. This means that red roses and boxes of chocolates will soon be flying off the shelves! But maybe you want to get a more unique, interesting gift for your partner. Buying something original is always going to go down well! Here are some interesting Valentine’s gift ideas for you!

A Personalized Canvas

Why not treat your other half to a personalized canvas? You don’t have to make it yourself; there are lots of designers online who can make a number of designs depending on what you’re looking for. You can include your names, dates of birth, and words/phrases that mean a lot to you if you like.

A Beard Grooming Kit

Beards are awfully popular these days; it’s unusual to see a man without one! If your other half has a beard, why not treat him to a beard grooming kit? You can buy him beard wash, beard oil, and other items that can help keep his beard in tip top condition.


Personalized Cutting Board

If you and your partner live together, a personalized cutting board could be a great gift. It’s an especially nice idea for couples who enjoy cooking together! You can’t go wrong with a wooden board with both of your names carved into it.

A 3D Printing Pen

If your partner is a bit of a tech geek or artist, there are a ton of gifts you could treat them to. One really unique and interesting gift is the 3D printing pen! You can buy it from http://www.Best3dPrintingpen.com if this is the kind of thing they’ll love. They’ll be able to draw in 3D, bringing all of their creations to life!

Unique Jewelry

You can’t go wrong with unique jewelry, whether you’re buying it for a man or a woman. Rather than buying them something from a mainstream shop, consider buying them something from a smaller designer. They’ll have something nobody else has! This could be cufflinks, personalized bangles, or even a necklace containing both of your birthstones. There are all kinds of beautiful ideas out there!


Candles are always a lovely gift idea, and they last a long longer than flowers and chocolates!

Make Something Yourself

If you’re on a tight budget, why not make something for your partner yourself? You could make them a scrapbook, write them a song/poem, or do something else that you know they’ll love. Make sure you use your natural talents. There are lots of tutorials online too if you’ve never done anything like this before. They’ll appreciate something you’ve made yourself a lot more, as they know you’ve taken the time to make it, and not just buy it.

These are just a few interesting ideas you could use before you go shopping for valentine’s day. You might be able to think of something much better to buy your other half. After all, you know them the best! Leave any of your own original ideas below. Come back soon!

Flickering Flameless Candles

I have mentioned about my fascination with candles many times before.  I have always loved them.  From the time I was a young hopeless romantic young girl up until the present, a hopelessly devoted housewife. 

Here in the last year or so my fascination with regular candles has modernized to my fascination with LED candles.

I have reviewed several different ones, but never red ones.  These #FlickeringFlamelessCandles from Comenzar is really nice.  #1 the color is different.  Most – well all the LED candles I have owned has been white.  The red gives the house a romantic feel.  They will be perfect for Valentines day next week, will fit in great with my Holiday decorations next year or be perfect to use all year round.


This set of candles comes in a set of 4- all different sizes.  From votive size and up.  All is controlled by a wireless remote and can be used in 2 settings.  Light or candle mode.  You can also adjust how long you want them to go.  2/4/6 or 8 hours at a time.

They work perfectly and really look like real candles. 

I love this set and am glad to have it as part of my home décor.  This set of Flameless candles is available on Amazon.  Be sure and check them out if you are a candle lover.  The only thing that would make these better is if they had some kind of fragrance! 

Here is more info about them:

Smart control:With One Remote Control, You Could Control All Our Comenzar Candles of Different Sizes, & Our Candle Sets of 4.


10 Key Remote Timer-For easy & Convenient operation.Out Led Candles Lets you choose among 2/4/6/8 hours Timers as well as Static Flickering Light options and Brightness Levels.THE TIMER WILL CYCLE EVERY 24 HOURS



Energy saving -Our flickering flameless candles Can Simply Switch on the Remote Control by Clicking . Click it off when no longer needed.


Battery Operated-This flameless candle is operated by 3 x AAA battery with Flickering effect .Product Size:3″(D)X4″(H)/3″(D)X5″(H)/3″(D)X6″(H)/1.3″(D)X1.8″(H)

Safe To Use Around Children and Pets – Led candles without real fire.Never worry about fire-related accidents again!

Disclaimer: I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion here with YOU!

Waging The War On Cancer

While cancer is a scary subject, it is a real subject. It isn’t something that can be overlooked and then it just disappear. We must face it, learn about it and then do what we can to fight it.

This book Waging War on Cancer by Dr. G Robert S. Byars, is a story of one mans journey. A man who in fact has dedicated his life into finding cures for cancer.


I found the book easy to read and in fact enjoyed reading what Dr. Byars has shared in his book about Dr. Pettit. It is informative and engaging.

John also read this book and here is what he had to say about it:

The book: “Waging war on CANCER” is a well researched description on the lifetime struggle of Dr. Robert Pettit in his worldwide search for a remedy to cure the dreadful disease of cancer.

The book brings to life the dedicated research of Dr. Pettit for a natural remedy for cancer in such far away places as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Australia and even the deeps of the Pacific ocean.

Large parts are consumed by the constant struggle to find funding for his expensive research operations.

To me the book was an interesting page turner about Dr. Pettit’s successes and failures and ongoing determination.

-John Vos

Would I suggest this book?  Yes.  While it may not give you the cure to cancer, it will take you on a journey that will inspire you and will teach you to never give up.

In this 233 page book you will follow Dr. Pettit from when he was a child on the Jersey Shore, through the college years.  Then he will take you through his own personal war on cancer. 

I found it inspiring and mesmerizing as well as engaging.  Be sure to check the book out as well as read the reviews on Waging war on Cancer at Amazon.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a copy of this book before I posted my unbiased opinion on it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Easy@Home Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

I have talked many times here about the dangers of hypertension a.k.a.  high blood pressure.  This silent killer hits close to home for me as I have also talked about previously.  The top 2 preventive things we can do is to eat healthy and exercise.  Still sometimes, that isn’t enough.  So to be on top of the game, I think it is important for every home to have at least one Blood Pressure Monitor.

There is many available out there.  You just need to find the one that is best for you.  I rather have a digital one instead of the old school ones.  Another thing I look for is the size of the arm cuff.  Since my arm is larger, I need a large cuff.  I have had a few that just didn’t work due to the width of the arm cuff.  There is some nice ones available for both large and small arms.

Like the one I use most of the time now.  Both John and myself are able to use it.  It is the Easy@Home Digital upper arm Blood Pressure Monitor.   The one I have is the large one.  It fits a arm circumference of 8.75 inches all the way up to 16.5 inches.  If you have smaller arms, the standard one is available.  The standard size fits an arm circumference of 8.67 to 12.5 inches. 


Next after the arm size, I want a digital one that is easy to use.  Easy to read.  I am glad to say this one requires you to push one button.  It does the rest on its own! 

It comes in a cute little bag that you can store it in when you aren’t using it.  The only assembly required is sticking the tube inside the actual monitor.  Put the cuff on your upper arm (Make sure the tube side bottom is on the bottom of your arm facing your inside elbow.  This is where your pulse point is.  Push the button.  It will fill with air (it does get tight) and then wait for your results.  The results are easy to read.  It will show you your top and bottom numbers as well as your heart rate.

I try and check mine every few days.  Life gets busy sometimes and I put it off.  About a week ago I checked mine and it was fairly high.  That week I watched closer to what I put in my mouth and am glad to say I have got it back under control again.  John also checks his with it and his is showing normal.  It makes me feel a bit safer owning this.

If you don’t have a good BP monitor, I would suggest this one.  It is available on Amazon!


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


How to make a great cocktail!






How do you mix your drinks?  Normally I use a blender or regular spoon.  It is always fun to find new ways to try out new drink recipes.  It doesn’t matter if it is alcoholic or not.  I just enjoy having the proper tools so I can make my creation the best that I can.  Especially when I am making something to share with friends and family.

BTIPSY recently sent me a new kitchen gadget to try out.  It is a cocktail muddler.  Along with the muddler in this box you will also find a Double jiggler.  Mixing spoon and cocktail strainer.


If you are not sure what muddling is, it is used like a pestle to mash something.  Or muddle things like Fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of your glass.  This releases their flavor to make your drink taste great.  Have you ever had a mojito?  Chances are your bartender muddled that before serving it.

It is a set we didn’t own.  But now something I am glad I do own.  This set is great because it is made from high quality stainless steel that is dishwasher safe.  That is important to me because sometimes I don’t have a lot  of time to take special care with kitchen gadgets.  It is wonderful to be able to toss this in the dishwasher and not worry about a rusty or melted gadget coming out. 

If you like to try new drinks using spices, herbs or fruits, then this is a must have and I can say that it is a good one to own. 

What is your favorite drink?

Disclaimer:  This one 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.

Gopro Accessories Bundle Kit -By Action Camera Kit

“Look, No Hands”! 

How many times have you ever said or heard that?  Chances are you were on your bike if you said it.  I used to could ride with no hands and I yelled that a lot.  It was when I yelled, “Look, No Feet!” That I got in trouble.  In fact that day was when my bike was taken from me and I got a lecture on how dangerous that was.  My bike was old school, hand me down from my cousin, with foot brakes.  I could’ve been seriously hurt if a car had been coming. 

Now I couldn’t do that if I wanted to.  But can you imagine the pictures I could get now if I could ride with no hands?  I guess that is why they have Accessories Kit for the GoPro.  If you are lucky enough to own one of those, then you do need to check out the GOPRO Accessories All-in-one-kit from ActionCameraKit.


This kit has anything you would probably want or need when taking pictures. 

Where do I start?!?!?!

This is an amazing Bundle kit. Full of anything you might need for your Go Pro Camera!


The bag  really nice. Made out of a black quality material that will keep all your accessories- safe, organized and in one place. Zips up nice and easy and has a nice handle for easy carrying.

There is mounts, clips, suction cups, locks, harnesses, fog inserts and all the little things that you may not have or think to have of. This makes it so much easier no matter what situation or even environment you are in. Having all these accessories also makes it easier when using the included tripod, selfie stick etc. They even throw in a 8 GB SD memory card.


If you already own a Go Pro Camera, this is a must have. If you know someone that has a Go Pro camera this is the PERFECT gift item.

This isn’t cheap made items either. It is a well thought up kit from people in the know. It is if the people that came up with this kit owns their own Go Pro and then invented items they would want to use and added them to make this bundle.

The harness’ is even adjustable and will go on a fairly large person.

Be sure and check it out on Amazon!

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

Drop Stop is a Must Have Automobile Accessory!!! Win one HERE!

I have always loved the show Shark Tank.  John and I watch the show religiously.  Most of the ideas that the entrepreneurs  bring to the tank are really clever.  I am not sure what specifically attracts me to the show, If I had to give one reason it would be because the ideas are all organic.  These people come in the tank with ideas they pull from real life.  Inspired by a problem they faced in life and they created the solution.

Imagine how delighted I was one day when I receive an email from the inventor of a product that was on Shark Tank.  Marc Cowan along with Jeffery Simon and Marc Newburger invented something called a Drop Stop.  Marc Cowan reached out to me and together we discussed the product.  I had seen the episode and was super excited when they did in fact make the deal with Lori Greiner.  While I had seen the episode.  Loved the idea.  And cheered along with America when they made their deal, I had never seen one up close.

That soon changed.

I am now a proud owner of Drop Stop.  But before I tell you about my thoughts on it, I would like to inform you more on what it is exactly. 


It is simple.  It is a long padded item that you insert between your car seat to close up the gaps.  This prevents anything from ever falling in between your seats.  This is important because, it can be life saving.  How many times have you or someone you known dropped a key or a phone (shouldn’t have your phone out anyways) between the seat and you had to really work to get it out?  It is just a pain if your parked somewhere.  If your driving and reaching for something it can get really dangerous.  Who wants to risk their lives grabbing for that quarter or that lost french fry?  Ladies,  who wants to actually risk breaking one of those new nails off?  Not me!

Check out this commercial for Drop Stop so you can see what it is exactly:

I received mine and liked what I saw.  They fit perfect between my seats.  I like how they fit right over my seat belt and don’t make it difficult to take that on and off.  It has turned out to be a wonderful car accessory and I can honestly say I haven’t dropped anything between the seats.  In fact this has kept me from having to try and reach under there with a hand vacuum.   It seems like everything goes in between those seats.  Sometimes I wonder if there isn’t some secret magnet that pulls things out of our hands in between the seats haha.
My first impression when taking them out of the box was these look nice.  They are black so they fit well with the car.  The stitching on them is stitched up well. 
While I stated earlier I don’t use a phone when driving.  In fact my phone is either in the glove box or my purse while driving.  It is only there for if I need it for emergencies.  Chances are this drop stop would never be used to prevent me from losing my phone.  I can tell you what it is perfect for.  Have you ever been driving and the back of your earring fall off and you lose the earring?  Mine did that while I was driving the other day.  Guess where I found it?  Yes.  Right on the Drop Stop!  No doubt I would’ve had to have dug it out from between those seats if I Hadn’t had the Drop stop.
These come 2 in a pack and in my opinion well worth it!
Are you ready to get your own?  They are available at Walmart. 
You can also find out more about them by going to their website www.buydropstop.com
Or You could enter the RaffleCopter Below to win your own Drop Stop!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer:  I received 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.

ORKSUN Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Louver Night Light

If you are looking for a night light, that provides enough light to get from point A to point B safely, but doesn’t shine in your eyes- check out the Orksun automatic dust to dawn night lights.


These are available on amazon.  A pack of 2 will cost you about $8.99 and Free shipping.

They sent me some to check out and I love them.  I plugged one in my bedroom and then one in my loft.  This provides enough light to get me to the bathroom at night without breaking my neck. It also is minimal so it isn’t shining in my eyes all night.

Here is more about it from the company:

  • No on/off switch, photocell sensor automatically turns light on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Bright white LED provides nice warm light output
  • Save money on bulb replacement with energy efficient LEDs rated for 100,000 hours, 0.5 watt output (equivalent to 5 watts)
  • Perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, and anywhere you need some extra light
  • Built in louvers allow you to direct the light to your preference

These do work really well.  In fact I like them so much that I will probably be purchasing a couple more packs and putting throughout various rooms in my home.

I love anything that I can feel safe using and don’t have to remember to plug and unplug. These work great.

Disclaimer: these were sent to me in exchange for my unbiased opinion of them


Wooden 3d Puzzle Animal Head Jigsaw

I love anything that has that natural rustic look.  Add fun to that combination and it is something that will have my interest.  I guess that is why this  cute 3D wood puzzle head caught my attention.

The puzzle is a natural wood looking puzzle.  It isn’t flat like most puzzles though.  It is 3D. 

When put together you end up with a cute Deer Head.


When I first seen it, I thought it would be something cute to put together, then hang somewhere.  When it actually came and was put together (in a matter of minutes) it was smaller then I was expecting.  It was still cute none the less and would work on a small wall somewhere.  I am still thinking of how to fix it. 

This is something that would be fun for young and old.

You can leave it the natural color (in which is what I will do) or you can paint it.

While I received the deer head, these are also available in Moose, Unicorn, Deer and elephant.

The pieces are easy to put together do to the slots.  Each piece is also numbered which makes putting the slots together simple. 

Everything you need is put together in this one box.  Including a piece of sandpaper in case you have any rough edges. 

It is available on Amazon for $18.85. 

More information:

  • Great educational value and as an alternative to TV and computer games.
  • Very fashionable and on trend, this stag head is perfect for adding glamour to your home.
  • The styles of animal heads include: Deer Head, Moose Head, Elephant Head and Unicorn Head.
  • Dimensions: 12.59*10.23*7.08in. It is a suitable size for bar, lounge, living room, bedroom, corridor and etc.
  • Safety and Environmental Protection: non-toxic and tasteless wooden 3D Puzzle creates your thinking and logic,both for the young and old to have fun.

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


I have been using the Purifyou Water bottle, and I like it!

I know how much water is good for me, it is just making that choice to choose water over things like soda and other sugary drinks that I find the hardest.

On my quest to purify my lifestyle, I found 100% glass recyclable water bottle.  By using glass it takes a way the taste that sometimes drinking from plastic and metal bottles might leave in my mouth.  This bottle is the Purifyou glass bottle.  It is a 12 ounce bottle with a silicone sleeve.  The sleeves come in a variety of colors and make it easy to hold when you are drinking your water.


In using the bottle I have found out that it is child proof as well as leak proof.  I like the fact that the mouth of the bottle is wide enough to put in fruit or ice but yet easy enough to drink out of.

It really is convenient and a nice addition to my water bottle collection.  I am always on the look out for something fun and nice to motivate me to that healthy side and this does just that.

Not only all the above but it is environment friendly.  It is BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free, lead free, cadmium free and worry free.  It is made from high borosilicate glass which is more heat  resistant then any other commonly used glass.  (so this is also good for things like tea or coffee). 

The glass is sturdy and not so easy to break. It is really durable and the sleeve protects it when dropped.  As they say, do not drop it from the 3rd story of your office building, that might not work haha. 

All in all I really like this bottle.  If you are looking for a new one, be sure and check them out on Amazon.

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


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