Friday, September 22, 2017

Hanging Globe Terrarium Review

I was really excited to get to try a set of glass hanging globe terrarium. These are so cute, and will really add a unique fun touch to your home decor. They are simple to use, and you can completely customize them by adding  moss, plants, pebbles ,succulents, air plants, fairy garden houses, and more.

They come with natural twine string to hang them with. They could be hung in front of a window, in a bathroom, or really anywhere in your home. I got these thinking of another purpose, and I'm sure there are lots of ideas out there on how you can use them. I thought they would make beautiful hanging candle holders for a wedding or party. They would create a beautiful effect with candles in the evening. They are made well, delicate looking but sturdy. They are very pretty. They come in a set of two and they come packaged securely. These would make a great unique gift for anyone on your list. I really love them, and am excited to place them in my home.
Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Aodin Smart TV Box Review

The Aodin Smart Box is a box that attaches to your television essentially making it a smart TV. The box is easily to hook up with just 2 plugs. It comes with a simply remote which will let you access all of its features.

The features are endless. I don't think you could ever use them all. The instructions that come with it are very simplistic. I figured things out by exploring, but there is so much to this box, and the instructions don't nearly cover it all. I had help from the company for a while for troubleshooting issues I was having with connection, but after a while, they stopped responding. I am still having technical issues with connection. The box works through WiFi, and I've had issues with my firewall blocking it and more. However, for a while, when it was working, I really enjoyed the features. You can use it for Netflix and hulu, you are able to access many movie channels, games and apps, and even browse the internet. The box has it all. If it works seamlessly, you will really enjoy it. The interface is somewhat easy to use, but there is so much past the basics. I think this is a great product, but the instructions and troubleshooting are lacking. The company needs to do more research and make detailed instructions and reinforce their customer service.
Buy IT!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Complete Circle Health Home Pregnancy Test Review

Whether you are trying to become pregnant or your are trying not to become pregnant it is important to have an accurate reliable home pregnancy test. I recently was able to try out the Complete Circle Health Home Pregnancy Test. This test was simple to use, in a design that's easy to hold.

It was very straight forward with thorough instructions. It's pretty comparable to the most popular test brands. It seems to be made well with a nice cap to cover the test stick. The results came up fast, and are accurate.It gave me my results in just a couple of minutes.  It came with 2 tests in the box. It can give you piece of mind at home til you're able to go to the doctors office.It's a great product if you're trying to get pregnant or not. You can have it shipped to you from Amazon, making it more discreet.
Buy it now!
I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Things we lost in the fire : Book review

I had the truly strange pleasure of reading Things we lost in the fire by Mariana Enriquez.
  This book was by far one of the most strange and macabre collection of stories I've ever read. The stories set in Argentina are daring and inventive, truly pushing limits.If you love horror stories, then this book is a great read. Its a mix of Gore and emotion.

 The stories are set in the harsh truths of the world. The characters are very real. The stories are gritty, emotional and terrifying, all to verifying degrees. I'm not easily disturbed, but some of the stories were truly unsettling. I enjoyed the book. It evoked emotion and a guttural reaction. They are weird and not for everyone, but horror lovers will like them. The stories cover the spectrum from gory to psychological. There's something for everyone. Be prepared to cringe. Find out more and purchase this book Here.

I received this book for free for my honest unbiased review.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Girly Room Makeover

Hello beautiful readers! I love a good DIY and I love decorating. I had the opportunity to do a fun room makeover for my boyfriend's daughter. I did this a couple years ago, but in the true spirit of procrastination. I'm just letting you all in on it now. My boyfriends daughter was turning 12 and she still had the cute little baby girl room from when she was little. She needed an update fit for a preteen, so I decided to revamp her room for her birthday. I had so much fun. Let me show you how I did this fun update on a small budget doing a bunch of DIY projects. The entire start to finish project took me about a week. Sorry about my minimal before pictures, but here is a picture of what the walls looked like before the makeover.
My first step was to take down the old wall border. I bought a spray to help take it down, and scored it with a serrated knife because I was trying to save money on the scoring tool..haha. It worked ok.

The next step was to paint the walls and trim. I decided on a fun bright color scheme that she would love. I went with a bold purple on the walls, pink trim and teal accents.


I was lucky to have my mom and grandmother contribute to the room too. My mom made some fun sequined curtains and sewed some fuzzy fun pillows. My grandmother knitted a blanket for the room.There were already some cute girly curtain rods in the room, I just repainted them to go with the new color scheme.This next picture showed what they looked like before and you'l see the after in the later pictures. So the next step was to hang the fun new curtains.
Next she needed a desk, so I took to the local town wide yard sale and found a small dining table that would work perfectly for just a dollar. I took it home and spray painted it teal and black to match the accent color. 
I also did the same with her existing old dresser. I spray painted it in two colors and sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet.I ran out of one can of spray paint as I was painting, so I just went with it and ended up with a kind of speckled graffiti look on top. I like the result.

I also revamped a couple other existing pieces in her room including a small chalkboard with hooks, and a small bookshelf.
The bookshelf was in primary colors with ABC cutouts on the sides. I painted it and covered the cutouts with home made pink animal print insets.I placed it on top of her desk for storage.
I repainted the chalkboard and personalized it with her name.
I also repurposed a small book shelf I already had, painted it pink and used it for some small items in her room.
I had a small lamp that I painted black. I covered the shade in funky duct tape, and added a pink feather edging. These were all things I had on hand.I used an existing chest against the wall as a bench seat or reading nook, and covered it with the hand made blanket from my grandmother. I added the fun pillows my mom made.
I bought 3 large foam boards at the dollar store to create some funky art for her walls. I painted 3 bright colorful designs on them. As they dried the paper separated from the foam board, but that was ok. I just tacked them to the wall. 
I added some fun accents to the walls, including these 3d butterflies that I got on clearance for $6, and some cute colorful wall stickers  from the dollar store.
I made this fun colorful little accent from a paper punch and some paint samples,some thread and a pipe cleaner.
Abover her desk I hung some of the fun crafty things we had made together, and a little magnetic white board I had.
I used most of her existing bedding. I just bought a new blanket for the bottom bunk. In a fun pattern.
I hung up a few existing things from  her old room and set up the rest of her things.
I ended up taking a patio chair and spray painting it for her desk.
 She loved it!! She was so excited!



This was such a fun project and I really had minimal costs. I used everything I could that was already there just by repurposing, and getting a little creative.
Total cost for everything I had to buy was under $100. How much she loved it was priceless. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY makeover. I hope to share more DIY projects with you in the future.
XOXO
Roberta
















Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Litter Genie Review

I was lucky enough to try out a litter genie this past week. I've always wanted to try one. I have a multi cat household, and I've always used zip lock freezer bags to scoop and seal the used litter. The litter genie makes scooping discreet and easy.

The litter genie was very simple to assemble following the instructions provided. Once it's set up with the provided bag refill, you simply open the top scoop the clumps into it, and pull out a lever which drops the clumps into the bottom of the litter genie then closes it off sealing the order inside. It creates a nice tight seal and there are no orders.

 It also hides away the unsightly scoops of litter. The bottom holds quite a bit before you have to empty it. It's very easy to tie off the bag and start a new one. This litter genie makes my life so easy. It hides the mess and looks neat and tidy in my bathroom.

It comes with its own scoop and a scoop holder on the side. I was very impressed and am considering getting a second one because I have two litter boxes in my home. If you'd like to know more about litter genie , get one for yourself or engage with the brand, just follow the links below.
http://www.littergenie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LitterGenie/
https://www.instagram.com/littergenie/
http://www.twitter.com/littergenie

Litter Genie is available for $14.99-$16.99 at Petco, Pet Smart, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com,and  Chewy.com. The refills are priced at $5.99-$35.99.
Each refill can last up to 2 months with one cat. This is an amazing product for any cat lover that wants a clear fresh smelling home.


I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Tiger Tie Down Straps Review.


My boyfriend uses tie down straps with his pickup truck all of the time. The things he's hauling need to stay secure. These tie down straps from Tiger are easy to use with ratcheting clips to tightening them around whatever needs securing. They are great because they are adjustable per the size of your load. They are very strong and durable. 
They are great for moving, work related items, or anything you can put in a pick up truck. They are simple to secure with strong hooks and quick and easy to  tighten. Everyone with a truck should own a set of these straps.
 They make a great gift for any guy who works with his truck, but they also are great to have on hand for every family. They are so versatile and useful. I gave mine as a gift for my boyfriend and he loves them. 

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review. 

Sewing Kit Review

It's always great to have a sewing kit on hand for possible wardrobe malfunctions. We've all had them and it's no fun to be unprepared. This sewing kit has everything you need in a pinch, and more. This kit includes 64 reels of thread in different colors, a variety of needles in different sizes, small scissors, a measuring tape, 2 thimble and 2 needle threaders. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to have a case to put it in to travel with, but I found my own, and it worked out just fine.

 The thread colors cover everything you might need. All of the tools work fine. I've already used my kit and it worked perfectly. This is a very handy little kit.
Buy it now!

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Men's Stainless Steel Watch Review

In this era of cell phones, no one wear a a watch anymore. We've forgotten that a nice watch is not just a stylish fashion accessory, but a nice classic way to tell the time. It's convenient, and discreet, not like pulling out a cell phone every time you need the time, which to me is kind of rude. This watch is sleek and stylish. It can be dressed up or down.

It's made of durable stainless steel. The face is scratch resistant and it is waterproof. It's comfortable to wear and looks great. It has a nice secure latch that is easy to take on and off.The time is accurate. It's easy to use and set. It makes a great father's day or birthday gift. It's a great combination of fashion and function.
Buy it now!

 I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar Review

I had the great privilege of receiving a magnetic dry erase calendar from Lovellio on Amazon. This calendar has it all. The entire calendar is backed with a magnet, so it sticks firmly to your refrigerator, and becomes an easy and fun family command center, in a race where it's easy to access and disable to the whole family. The calendar is a dry erase calendar which comes with 3 markers and 2 erasers. The markers are also magnetic.

 This calender, because it can be erased, can be used over and over for and month and year. There is a space to fill in your own days, month and notes. It has an adorable dog theme with fun colors and pictures.Your kids and yourself will love it. It's easy to erase and clean. It's simple to fill in and write your family's schedule in the boxes. Keep your life organized month after month. It even comes with cute little emoticon magnets that you can place on the calendar to symbolize certain events. I love this calendar. It's so useful, convenient and simple.

I received this product for free for my honest unbiased review.