Sunday, May 22, 2016

Some Unique Wonderful Products For My Son & Daughter In-Law's Baby Shower

These Bandana Bibs by uBaby are just adorable. I'm about to be a Grandmother in just a few short weeks and I thought these Bandana Bibs by uBaby would make great bibs for my new Grandson. I just love the new style and the fun patterns they offered. The feather pattern is my favorite although I like them all.One feature that I liked most is the uBaby Bandana's fit for a very long time because they are adjustable. They have snaps in the back so you can adjust these bigger as the baby grows. Depending on the size of the baby I think these would fit up to size 24 months.
They are very soft to the touch which is important for babies sensitive skin. I was really pleased with how these were made.
This set also came with a bonus pacifier clip which is so handy and saves you from hunting for it and washing it on and off all day. It has a sturdy clip to hold it tight. This was a nice added bonus for sure.
I gave these to the parents to be at their baby shower and they were a big hit. Everyone had to check them out. They all wanted to know where I got them. I took a picture of my son showing off these adorable bids.

Another item that will come in real handy when there new bundle doesn't feel so well is the Non-Contact Forehead Digital Thermometer. I love the idea of being able to take the babies temperature and not having to disturb the baby while sleeping. Just aim the Non-Contact Forehead Digital Thermometer at the childs forehead and it will give you a read out. It also lights up so you can do this in the dark. Another feature I liked about this product. I always hated to turn on the light in order to read the temperature. I can quietly enter the nursery without turning on the light. Aim it at the forehead or below and behind the ear lobe if child is sleeping on their side. Make sure the hair is not in the way or that the child is sweaty in that area or you may not get an accurate reading. You want a dry exposed skin area with nothing between the scanner and the skin. I've tried this thermometer several times on family members to make sure it was working properly. It worked great every time and I'm super happy with this product. If would like to read my full review on Amazon you can find it here If you like it please give it a helpful vote

The theme for my Son's baby shower was the Woodland/Camouflage. It came out wonderful and I love this Fox Storage bin for them to put the babies toy's in.The Fox matched perfect for the theme and will come in real handy for all the small hand toys and little stuffed animals. It's just the right size. It actually holds more than you would think. I used this also as the gift bag for all their other items I got them for their baby shower. I made 4 small baby blankets and put them in there along with the items above plus a Monitor set and a large baby book. It still had a little room left too.
Check out my full review of this cute bin on Amazon and if you like it please leave a vote here.
Hope you enjoyed these product reviews!

Lolliz Colored Pencil Review

This set of LolliZ Colored pencils are wonderful. They come in a pack of 50 colors which with so many colors your bound to find just the right shade. This is what I liked a lot about this set. They also color adult coloring books without having to bare down hard which leaves indents and destroys the art work not to mention makes your hands hurt from pressing so hard.

My Niece is quiet the coloring artist for her age and loves to use these colored pencils to do her adult coloring books. She spends a lot of time on detail and picking out the colors to make her pictures pop.

Lolliiz pencils didn't seem to break easy and the color is centered perfectly in the pencil. These are of high quality and will bring her joy for a very long time to come. Although she used them to color adult coloring book pictures I think these would be good for lots of arts and crafts.
My Niece did an excellent job on her picture! I'm sure she will get a lot of enjoyment from these Lolliz Colored Pencils. 

You can read my complete review on Amazon. If you like this review please click the link and give the review a helpful vote here 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Lumsing Harmonica 10400mAh Portable Power Bank Review & Giveaway

Welcome to exotic1, If you have followed my blog you know that translates to "Unique One". I love finding unique products to try and share with my family and friends. Today I'm excited to introduce you to Lumsing's Harmonica 10400mAh Portable Power Bank. 

For those that have never heard of a portable power bank battery it is a power source to charge electronics devices such as android phones, tablets, iPods, iPads and more during power outages or on the go. Living in the country when we lose power it can be days before our power is restored. It's important to have a nice power bank to keep our cell phones charged for emergencies. The Lumsing Harmonica 10400mAh Portable Power Bank came nicely packaged and included a USB cable and a protective carrying case with instructions. I immediately thought what a great gift this would make someone on my holiday list.

We do a lot of geocaching and nine times out of ten there is no power where we set up camp. That's when the power banks come in real handy. I like to have not just one but several power banks to take camping. This way I don't have to worry about my handheld GPS going dead. I can keep it charged so we don't get lost and we can continue to have fun geocaching. I can keep my android phone charged to keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter while sitting around the camp fire at night too. At bedtime I like to read on my kindle app on my iPad 2 to help me fall asleep and the power bank keeps it charged so although I'm enjoying nature by day I can also enjoy the tech life by night. 

The Lumsing Harmonica 10400mAh Portable Power Bank features two outputs. One output is 1.A the second is 2.1A that's a total of 3.1A which means it can charge two electronic devices at the same time too. That is fantastic because I was able to charge my iPad 2 and my cell phone at the same time. It also has an on/off switch. When you turn it on it shows 4 led lights. Each light indicates 25% of power available. If one light is on that means you have 25% , two lights on mean 50%, three lights on means 75%  and four lights mean fully charge at 100%. The lights blinks when charging so you know the unit is working. 

I wanted to make sure this power bank could fully charge both my devices so I put the Lumsing Harmonica 10400mAh Portable Power Bank to the test. I plugged in both devices. I checked it 4 hours later and my Motorola Moto G Phone was fully charged and the iPad 2 was at 58% charged (keep in mind an iPad 2 requires a lot of power). I checked it again 3 hours later and the iPad was fully charged. The battery life indicator light on the Lumsing Harmonica showed only 1 light lite which means it had less than 25% left. I knew at this point it would also charge my android phone several times   

One of the features I liked is the size and weight of this device. It was approximately the same width as my cell phone just longer which made it easy to hold onto. It also has a slight curve to it that also makes it easier to hold. It's called a Harmonica and it's shape actually reminds me of a Harmonica instrument.  To give you a better idea of the size I took a picture of it with a regular size playing card. The actual device measures 5.4" long by 2.3" wide by 0.8" thick. 

When I discovered Lumsing offered a "Portable Battery Combo 3 Haromonica 10400mAh Power Bank Series Package" I was thrilled because if your like me and need to take your tech gadgets with you no matter where you are and have family members that do to this combo pack is great for you. Buying the Combo 3 can save you money. It comes with 3 colors Black, White and the Champagne Gold. You can purchase the Combo 3 pk on Amazon right now for $45.99 with FREE SHIPPNG~!  Now that's a deal. If you only need one you can order just one on their web site here at Lumsing.
This also comes with a worry free 18 month warranty. I found working with Lumsing representatives to be prompt, courteous and such a pleasure to work with. 
The only thing that I can think of that would of made this product any better is if it had included a wall charger. I have one that is compatible that I can use but not everyone does. I like being able to recharge the power bank using my home outlet plug-in. Not many companies include them but in my opinion it would be nice and convenient if they did. 
I feel fortunate to have received one to review for my honest opinion and the good news is Lumsing is also going to give one away. You can enter using the Gleam widget below. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Tech Gadget Coming Spring 2016

 I read an article today at Popular Science writing by Carl Franzen about The Glyph Virtual Reality Headphones to be release this spring 2016. The Glyph has a hefty price tag but it comes with a twist. It's more than a virtual  reality headset but if you want to know the price tag or what makes this gadget unique your going to have to check out the video.....

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ergo Chef My Juicer Giveaway Going On Now!

 I don"t own a good juicer and after reading the review at The Stuff of Success about the Ergo Chef My Juicer I've determined I really need a nice juicer. With summer around the corner I know I will be making lots of juice to drink and this would come in real handy. If your thinking about getting a juicer you should stop over to The Stuff of Success and read her review, plus enter to win one. Yup that's right, she is co-hosting a giveaway so be sure to enter.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Our Favorite Things Blog Hop Alex & Ani Charm Bangle by Devine Lifestyle

I just came from Devine Lifestyle where she is having a fantastic giveaway along with a bunch of great bloggers in the "Our Favorite Things Blog Hop". She is #16 in the above picture and is giving away a beautiful Alex and Ani bangle set. It is just beautiful and has been on my wish list this year for the holidays. For a better picture I downloaded her picture for you to see the details of one of them. 

To see both up close and individual you need to go check her blog out and while your there enter your chance to win like I did. She also has the links to the other 15 giveaways too. So hurry go enter them all and have a great time doing it. I sure am~!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Over @ Peanut Butter and Whine there is a fun Diamond Candle or $25 Paypal Cash #Giveaway ~!

Here's another great giveaway from Peanut Butter and Whine. Are you following her yet? If not see what you are missing. Tons of great reviews and giveaways.  This one is for a Diamond Candle or $25 Paypal Cash! Good Luck!

Peanut Butter and Whine Fan Giveaway For A Gift Card or Paypal

Are you a fan of Peanut Butter and Whine? If so thought you might want to know about the Gift Card or Paypal thanks for being a Fan #Giveaway. If not, you can become one. You can click on over say hi and enter her fun giveaway or you can enter using the form below.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Need A Fryer Without All The Oil? I know Where You Can Enter To #Win One~!

I just love the taste of fried foods but I don't need all that grease in my food and now with the Jet Fryer I can cook without the grease. The Jet Fryer uses hot air circulation to cook the food. How cool is that~!  You can enter to win one at these Host:

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Monday, August 25, 2014

There is a great #Giveaway going on at some real fantastic #Bloggers for a set of Ergo Chef Crimson G10 Knives!

I don't have a sharp knife in this house and I can't remember the last time I did have one. Finding a good set of knives isn't easy. I have bought a few sets in my day but they all were what I call throw away knives.  Not the Ergo Chef G10 Knife Set though. These are a cooks dream knife. If you want to read the complete review and enter to win a set I've listed the links to the Host and Co-host below. Good Luck~!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Win a Free iPad Air in our 2014 Summer iPad Air Giveaway from I4U

I4U News celebrates summer with a great giveaway. Win an iPad Air valued at $499. The winner of our Summer 2014 iPad Air giveaway will be announced mid-August. I4U News will issue the price as an Apple Store Gift Card. This way you can decide to hold off and wait to get the new upcoming Apple iPad Air 2. Enter the iPad Air Giveaway on I4U News.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Check Out The Fishing Fun Giveaway

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1 - Life is Good Men’s LIG Fish Long Sleeve Shirt
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Have You Ever Heard Of A Broomy? Peanut Butter And Whine Is Having A Giveaway For One Right Now~!

I had never heard of the Broomy until I read a review about one at Peanut Butter and Whine. It is the coolest broom/dustpan ever~!  Just think I had no idea what a broomy was just a few short weeks ago and now I can't wait to own one. Above is only one picture of the Broomy but at Peanut Butter and Whine she has several different pictures of all the ways you can adjust it to meet your cleaning needs. I love that it's so versatile. I have never seen anything quite like it before. If you would like to see what the Broomy can do head over to Peanut Butter and Whine and read her complete review and enter to win one because she is also having a giveaway! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#Beautiful #Horses & People Life Is Good~!

This is my son Blaine hanging out with the horses at my sister Rosalie's house during our family reunion with his crazy Aunt Bonny.  I sure love these love these two. 

My sister has so many beautiful horses. I wish I was healthy enough to ride again. I haven't rode since I was a teenager and I'm afraid my riding days are forever over. I'm a nut for black n white photo's and had to take a few in my favorite format. 

It's A Fan Appreciation #Giveaway Over At Peanut Butter and Whine

Peanut Butter and Whine is at it again with her $35 Cash , Paypal , Walmart or Fan Appreciation Giveaway. It's easy to enter and she has tons of great reviews and giveaways all the time, so be smart and follow her any way you can and enter some of her other giveaways that you would love to win. 
Good Luck Everyone!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We Have A New Baby In The Family & The Best Birthday Present Ever!

On June 11th , My Birthday, a beautiful baby boy was born. He is the cutest birthday buddy an Auntie could ever ask for. His big sister Peepers (my nickname for her) sure loves her new baby brother and sure shows in this picture of them. I have been known to be so busy I have forgotten my own birthday but you can bet your bottom dollar that won't happen now. We are having a big family reunion this coming weekend and I can't wait to see him again. The whole family is excited to see him. It's been two whole weeks since I cuddled him and I'm counting down to Saturday.

This is his proud daddy Adam introducing him for the first time to his big sister. I think they look pretty happy don't you!?!  He is such a good baby. He didn't even cry when they gave him his first shot. 

This is proud Momma snuggling her new baby boy and sweet daughter as they both get to know each other. Special memories for sure. I wish Cam had come too but he is a young boy with lots of energy and said it was to long of a wait for him. He'd see them at home. Waiting rooms are no fun! lol  He did come later but I had left for home. I'll nab some pics of him with his new baby brother this weekend.

Hungry? You will be after reading this post about a giveaway going on @ Peanut Butter and Whine

Doesn't that picture make you hungry? It does me ~! It all looks so yummy. Wouldn't you love to give it a taste!?! Well over at Peanut Butter and Whine you can check out all the yummy products from the Popcorn Factory and after your done drooling over all the delicious looking pictures you can enter to win some by entering the giveaway she is having. The giveaway is for 3 different Gift Packages from The Popcorn Factory. So what are you waiting for head over and check out the review going on at Peanut Butter and Whine and when your done enter for your chance to win one. I did. All you have to do is click on any hyper link in this post and it will take you to her giveaway. While your there don't forget to follow her blog. She has tons of great giveaways just like this one. Don't forget to leave me a quick comment so I know you stopped by.

Friday, June 20, 2014

It's A PayPal Giveaway Going On At Infographic Plaza

It's A PayPal Giveaway And It's Going On At Infographic Plaza. That's right, you could win $50 PayPal Cash. I know I could use an extra $50 for some summer fun. How about you? Well if you could to click on the link in this post and enter for your chance like I did. Good Luck~!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

QMT Windchime Review & Giveaway @ Peanut Butter and Whine!

My Dad and I used to sit on the front lawn and watch traffic on our little town street while listening to his favorite Windchime. He had several throughout the property and just loved hearing them ring out a special tune the wind had picked. I guess it rubbed off on me all those years listening to them because I love laying out reading a great book swinging on the lawn swing like I did with my Dad and listen to a beautiful Windchime. My Dad passed away last fall and I miss sitting with him and listening to the fine tunes. I just read a review about the QMT windchimes pictured above. Isn't this Windchime from QMT beautiful? And the sound is music to my ears! At their web site you can listen to the songs they sing created by the wind.  I just entered to win one at Connie's blog Peanut Butter and Whine where she is co-hosting the giveaway. This isn't the first review or giveaway I have posted about that was going on at Peanut Butter and Whine and I'm sure it won't be the last. I'd love to win one of these finely tuned QMT Windchimes and that's why I entered. If you would like learn more about these Windchimes and enter to win one too just click on any hyperlink in this post.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Got Ice? Are you constantly running out of ice? Born 2 Impress has your solution!

Ok I have a confession, I used to smoke and 2 years ago I quit but I picked up another habit. I'm hooked on chewing ice. To keep from smoking and from munching steady on food which would add a gazillion calories to my daily diet I started chewing ice. Then I decided to get healthier and quit drinking soda but I hate warm water. It has to be ice cold. I'm talking, frosted glass filled to the brim with ice. Then add refrigerated ice cold water to that. My problem is I can't keep the ice trays full. Not to mention everyone else in the family gets mad because I've hogged all the ice. So you can imagine how excited I was when I read a review by Born 2 Impress about this portable ice maker. It's called the Luma Comfort IM200SS Stainless Steel Portable Ice Maker. With this beautiful machine (it matches my appliances too) I would never run out of ice. If your always running out of ice or would love to take an ice maker with you while you travel check out the complete review at  
Born 2 Impress. The best part is she is giving one away. You could win one! Hurry, enter I did.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Love Playing Board Games With My Family & Friends, How About You?

I love playing board games with my family and friends. We all have our favorites from Winning Moves and one of mine is Scrabble. I like getting together with a few of my friends and playing scrabble over brunch. We have great food , great conversation and great fun all at the same time. I just read a great review at Peanut Butter and Whine about the Winning Moves Scrabble Game. The new Scrabble Board is so much better than the one I have and use now. What I like about this Scrabble board is the letter tiles don't move around once you have placed them on the board because it has small raised tabs that keep the tile in place. I have Rheumatoid Arthiritis and I'm forever hitting the tiles and having to fix them because my hands no longer work properly. As some get older and develop Arthritis it's hard to place the tiles with out moving surrounding tiles. I have two elderly friends that I play Scrabble with and they have Arthritic hands. They too have problems laying the tiles and not hitting other tiles that are close to the one they are using. That is why I just love the design of this board. The game also helps us keep our minds sharp so it's a win win situation (pun intended). If you would like to learn more click on over to Peanut Butter and Whine to read her full review and watch the video she posted. While your there you can even enter to win one. I did. So what are you waiting for go enter.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Winner's choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash! Don't Miss This #Giveaway!

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It's A Kindle & Amazon Giveaway~!

I'm a book lover and I love to read. If your a book lover too your going to want to check this out. I just entered a fantastic giveaway for a Kindle Fire HDX & A Amazon Gift Card. How cool is that right. Discount Books Daily is offering their subscribers a chance to win this bundle. It's easy to subscribe if your not already a subscribed member. All you have to do is enter your email on the rafflecopter form. How easy is that.  I have been subscribe for a bit myself and Discount Books Daily have sent me ebooks that were totally free. It doesn't get any better than free. You can tell them what your interested in reading and they will customize what they send you by your interest. I like getting cheap & free ebooks sent to my email. It's easy and saves me money. Just think you might get lucky and win a Kindle Fire HDX with an Amazon Gift Card to buy books for your new Kindle. Go check it out and enter like I did.

Monday, April 7, 2014

I Just Found The Perfect Way To Store Butter. Want To Know How?

I love real butter. Yes it is my down fall. I have quit drinking soda and cut back on coffee but not my real butter. I won't eat margarine because I'm a true believer that it is worse for you than the good Ole fashioned wholesome butter. If your like me and need your real butter you know how expensive it is right. The only problem is I like my butter soft for things like toast. However, I don't want it to spoil from sitting out. Yes I could put it in the microwave but usually the inside melts and makes a mess when you cut into it. Again wasteful and messy. So in the frig it goes and I put up with it being hard or I have to take it out an hour before hand to allow it to soften. Well not no more. Not if you have the a Butter Bell Crock. This little bit of ingenious will keep your butter fresh and soft. Plus it comes in so many different decors your just going to love it. Where did I find this you might ask? From the Peanut Butter and Wine blog post. If you want to know how it works and more about this fantastic product your going to have to stop by her blog and check it out. The fun part is you can enter to win one too while your there. Peanut Butter and Wine is having a giveaway for one right now so don't delay head on over and enter for your chance to win one. For those who like Margarine and want yours soft it will keep that soft and fresh too. I just prefer Butter.