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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Great Value LED Deco Light Bulb ~ Review

Great Value LED Light Bulb, Deco Lamp E12 Candelabra Base, Dimmable, Daylight, 4-Pack


Great Value LED Light Bulbs with Candelabra Base are just what I needed for my ceiling fan light. The base fits perfectly and I love the deco shape of the bulb. The fan light is the only lighting in one area, these are daylight which make the room bright. Being that they are dimmable, it's nice when you just want subdued lighting at night. They arrived in perfect condition, none broken, packed well.



I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Thursday, January 19, 2023

Mainstays Iridescent Lightweight PEVA Shower Curtain Liner, Clear - Review


''Add a bit of dimension and create the illusion of more open space in your bathroom d├ęcor with the Mainstays Luminous PEVA Shower Curtain Liner. This semi-transparent PEVA shower liner features an iridescent geometric design that creates a kaleidoscope effect as it shifts in color when light hits it. The Luminous PEVA Shower Curtain Liner is available in clear, gray, and aqua. It can be used alone or be paired with a decorative fabric shower curtain. The buttonhole top construction is compatible with various styles of shower hooks or rings. The shower liner measures 70 inches by 72 inches and fits standard size shower or tub areas. For easy care, just wipe clean with a damp cloth.''

 

Very impressed by the thickness of the PEVA. Not sure if it is the thickness or something else, but the Mainstays Shower Curtain does not cling to you while showering as some I've had in the past have done. Installation was a breeze. The iridescent geometric pattern is almost like a hologram. Gorgeous when the light shifts and all the different colors show up. The design of the shower curtain makes it suitable for any color bathroom.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Mainstays Ale Matte Black Stoneware Mug ~ Review


''This 3.82" matte black mug is made of stoneware, it is dishwasher and microwave safe. Excellent home or wedding registry gift.
(1) MODERN DESIGN - This rustic speckled dinnerware collection features a lipped rim design on each matte stone mug. These fashionable mugs bring an earthy and organic feel to your dishware set, while also being simple and basic enough for everyday dining.
(2) DURABLE CERAMIC STONEWARE- Fired at high temperatures, stoneware is typically thicker and more durable than porcelain or Bone China. These dishes are sure to make a statement in your kitchen.
(3) MATERIAL: Stoneware – Stoneware has an earthy, organic feel. This cup brings to mind rustic elegance to the table.
(4) Dishwasher and Microwave safe - Made of high quality durable materials
Size: " W 3.82 in x D 3.82 in x H 3.86 in
Wash prior to first use. Dishwasher, Microwave and Freezer Safe. Not for use in the oven.''

Love this stoneware mug by Mainstays. It has a very natural feel to it and the matte black finish brings a nice change to my other mugs. It is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. I used the mug to heat up my coffee in the microwave. Even though the cup was hot the handle was not, a definite plus! Nice weight and great handle for those of us with arthritis.


Available through Walmart Stores


 I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Great Value LED Light Bulb, 16W (100W Equivalent) BR30 Floodlight Lamp E26 Medium Base, Dimmable, Soft White, 4-Pack - Review


Great Value LED Dimmable Floodlight Lamp Bulb is a sturdily made floodlight. Good size with a nice weight. Lights up the entire deck area, which I love. I have replaced my deck light with this floodlight due to it being dimmable. Should we want to sit outside in the evening we can lower the brightness to a calming level.


I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs - Review



''** Ideal for overly active dogs, sporting breeds, dogs in need of daily joint support**

Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs is formulated to play a vital role in your dog’s proactive joint care, help preserve mobility, protect muscles against a lifetime of exercise and promote a healthy physical and cognitive aging process. Complete with 11 active ingredients including 700mg of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM in each chew – these easy-to-give soft chews alleviate hip and joint pain, maintain cartilage tissue strength and elasticity, calm inflammation, aid in shock absorption from daily exercise, and help cushion and lubricate joints''



Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs are a nice soft chewable size for my oldest dog, an 11 yr. old Corgi mix. Sometimes treats/supplements are too hard for her to eat due to missing teeth. She ate her chew without incident. She can be a bit picky but these must be tasty. I love that they come in a container with a lid, as sometimes those "zipper" bags just don't zip well, thus the supplements dry out. Plus if I should forget it out my puppy can't tear it open and eat the whole bag - yes that has happened in the past! I have noticed improvement in her mobility.


I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, December 19, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Chaps Plush Plaid Throw Blanket ~ Review


Chaps Plush Plaid Throw Blanket

"Chaps Plush Plaid Throw Blanket - Fuzzy Soft Flannel - 50" X 70", Winchester Plaid - Neutral"


I think I'm in love! I haven't felt anything this soft and plush before.  With this being oversized, you just want to curl up in it and never come out! Love the color and plaid.  Coordinates anywhere with ease ~ from the living room to the bedroom and beyond. 


So soft! 

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Friday, December 16, 2022

It's Feeder Season!

It's one of the best things about fall and winter. 
With the cold weather and bare trees, 
your bird feeders become hubs of activity.


Ever notice how some birds sit at your 
feeder and munch, while others flit back and 
forth on an endless quest to ferry seeds away?
Chances are this is for one of three purposes: 
fear of hawks, lack of the proper "tools," 
or planning for the lean winter ahead.


Small birds like the ones that visit feeders 
are constantly obsessed with finding safety from predators.
 If food is at a risky, exposed location, 
such as a feeder, birds must remain vigilant, 
continuously scanning their surroundings for threats. 



Birds such as Finches and Grosbeaks, 
with their seed crushing bills, 
can eat and scan simultaneously,
 looking down only briefly to grab another seed.


Birds that must look down and hammer at seeds
 prefer to fly to a safer place with their food 
instead of working on it in an area exposed to predators. 
This is why you often see Chickadees flitting
 back and forth from feeder to trees or shrubs 
and back with their seeds.



Some foods - such as shelled seeds and nuts - might even require specialized methods to crack them open
Blue Jays manage to wedge the seed between their toes.
 Looking down to work on a seed is still risky
 and you will often see Blue Jays quickly 
scan their surroundings before hammering away.


But the most fascinating reason is “caching”- the behavior
 of storing up food supplies in a safe place for later. 
This is one of the main reasons you see birds fly off 
with their food instead of eating at the feeder. 
Lots of birds - and even mammals such as squirrels, 
beavers, and bears - cache food for consumption
 later on, during lean times.


Caching isn’t as easy as it might appear. 
A bird must fly back and forth, 
one or a few seeds at a time, over hundreds of trips. 
They also have to make sure the caches aren’t stolen and remember where all the food is hidden 
when hunger strikes. 
Most common North American feeder birds
 can have anywhere from hundreds to thousands of
 separate caches scattered around their home ranges.



Many caching species have keen spatial memory
and can remember precise locations using 
visual cues like distance and direction from landmarks
 such as rocks and vegetation. 
In fact, birds such as Black-capped Chickadees increase
 the size of the brain (in the area associated with memory) 
as caching ramps up in the fall.  
I'm not so sure that Scrub Jays have that capability.
I have almonds sprout up under my larger trees, 
probably from the orchards a few blocks away!



Ravens and Scrub Jays also cache as
 inconspicuously as possible
Ravens cache food behind structures so that 
other Ravens cannot see what they’re doing, 
and Scrub Jays prefer shady locations, 
making it harder for other Scrub Jays 
to see what’s going on.
Hence under our trees.


Now if they could only remember where they put them!


Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Few Great Tips for Winter!



Winter has finally hit in our neck of the woods and we've been having some pretty good frost in the mornings. Here's a tip I read, use breathable crib sheets over your delicate plants.
The elastic sure helps it stay on.

This is something I need to do!
Use foam gaskets to seal electrical boxes.
According to energy experts, electrical boxes that hold switches 
 or outlets are major sources of heat loss. 
 Foam gaskets (reasonably priced at home centers) won’t completely seal the boxes, but they’ll help. 
 They’re quick to install— just take off the cover plate,
 stick the gasket over the box, then put the plate back on.
Easy peasy!
Now this is clever!
Use bubble wrap for window insulation! 
Cut the bubble wrap to fit the window pane with scissors.
  Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle.
  Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place.  The bubble side goes toward the glass.
  To remove the bubble wrap, just pull it off starting from a corner.  You can save it and use it for several years.  It does not leave a mess or stains on the window glass.
Another easy peasy!

During the Winter the home can smell a little musty from being all closed up, I thought this was great hack too! And easy!
With the Holidays comes seeing friends and relatives you may haven't seen since last year. That also means sharing of the viruses, colds, flus, and any bugs to be had. We all know stress weakens our immune system and although we all look forward to seeing each other it can be stressful. So here's a few tips to help out with any bumps, bruises, headaches, bugs, etc. that may come your way.




1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
 Combine the honey and cinnamon in a bowl.
Eat it plain or mixed into tea or
applesauce 4 times a day until cold symptoms are alleviated.
Only for children over 1 year of age.


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