Thereviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Are you a music enthusiast like me? I gotta listen to music all the time, in the car, in the gym, in the shower and while cleaning house. While in Myrtle Beach I was even using a mini bucket that my drink had been in to amplify my songs. Of course the drink was gone and bucket was dry. Haha! But like most of us we have apps like Pandora and Spotify on our phones. What if we could stream those playlists. Yes some new TVs can do it. But what if you don’t have those fancy TVs. Well Google Chromecast has the answer: Google Chromecast Audio.
Google Chromecast Audio allows for hundreds of apps to be played on your home speakers. The best part isthe sound is Crystal clear and powered by the cloud. Since your streaming on Wi-Fi instead of bluetooth the quality is better. And there is a multi room option, you can stream multiple Google chrome devices together. That is great for me when I’m cleaning. I am one of those people who cleans like three rooms at a time. So having music filling the house is great! And it is small enough to toss in a suitcase for vacation. I wish I had this product when I was in Myrtle Beach. I would have been jamming to my favorite tunes.
Unlike some of my past reviews I was not given this box for review. This was just something I had ordered online and originally was going to add to my Holiday Gift Guide. However, I am not putting it in my guide, for the fact that I do not favor this box. I joined the service in about August of 2016. When I originally signed up it stated you will receive two of their Tshirts for $36. I thought this was a fun idea. Surprise Tshirts, you would not know what your getting. When I signed up I put in size 2XL just in case they ran small. And was really excited to see what funny shirts I’d be sent.
These are the promotional photos. When I ordered my box the photo below was the only one listed. Basically it was 2 shirts similar to those I would get. Now it became an accessory box.
Well after over a month without my subscription box I contacted them via Facebook in late September. Somewhere I read that I should write the inquiry there. It was over a month and no one responded to that message. So since August I had not heard from them. About a week ago I got an email on Halloween that my box had shipped. Almost 4 months since I joined.
Yay! Today was the day to finally get my box. I was so excited I stalked my mailman all morning waiting. I opened the box and there is not one Tshirt in the box. WOW!…It was accessories, which I would not have subscribed to. It contained a faded, patchy peach bag. I am not sure if it is supposed to be a clutch or makeup bag. It also had a gold colored compact. And lastly a Fornash bracelet that was leather with a chain attached. According to their website the retail price is $124. Well the bracelet retails for less then $20, the compact for $2, and the clutch I would guess at $10 or less. I am so disappointed in this box. Not only for the extreme delay. But the poor customer service. And lastly since they did not notify me of the change of the box type. As of today they have a $10 monthly Tshirt mystery box. I would rather buy that then spend $36 on some Dollar Store looking accessories.
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With Thanksgiving about a month away, I am thinking about all the Holiday baking. Personally I grew up in a house were our Sunday dinners were twelve people. Our holidays were even bigger. Baking would start a couple days before and so would the meal prep. We would have dishes from both sides of the family. Even though most our family was Greek at the holidays.
Loving the blue inside for a great pop of color in this photo.
My Mom is in the market for a new oven. This LG is what I would love for her to buy. TheProBake Convection™ is what got my eye. Every meal on every rack baked to perfection is amazing. We have all seen ovens where the bottom cooks the food faster then the top. This oven doe NOT do that. Meaning you can bake cookies on any rack like a professional oven. It is “Inspired by pro-style ranges, this LG range moved the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back wall for optimal heat distribution. Enjoy consistent browning on top and bottom – with every cookie baked to perfection with LG’s ProBake Convection ranges”. I mean who has not baked cookies and some on the sheet burnt and others were fine. I know I have. I cant wait to show Mom this amazing oven. It even has an easy clean feature that will help a lot.
Great Silver color.
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When I was chosen for this blog post, I found it ironic that the Greek Mommy blogger was selected for WINDEX® . Yes we have all seen that movie where the Greek family say they put Windex ® on everything. Well that is partially true. No I don’t put Windex ® on aches and pains, nor has my family. But we do use it to clean everything else. Did you know that Windex ® is not just for Windows? You can us it on mirrors, sealed granite and marble, glass shower doors, chrome bathroom fixtures, lucite, tile, plastic, vinyl, aluminum and more. Oh My! Did you know that Windex® Original Glass Cleaner is America’s #1 glass cleaner? I can see why.
I love having clean windows even on a gloomy Chicago day.
With Spring Cleaning season upon us I headed out to my local Walmart. Got to love how easy it is to find my favorite products there. At Walmart I picked up Windex ® for all my cleaning needs. Being a Mom I clean all year around. But in the Spring I always do an extra deep cleaning. The Salt and grime on the windows is a particular mess for us Chicagoans. By the time Spring comes around I need a strong window cleaner. And ever since I can remember it was Windex ®. That familiar blue bottle that my family used. Even as a young girl I remember my Yaiyai, Greek Grandmother using Windex ®.
YAY! Not only did Walmart have my Windex but a Bonus bottle with 23% more Free!
Now as a Mom and a Pet Mom dirt and smudges are an everyday item. So when I start cleaning I always do the windows and dust first. For the windows I tackled our Living room windows that are stained glass. They are actual two windows in each frame. Yay! Double the work. But if the glass is not clean what good is having pretty windows? Even though Spring weather has not hit us officially I am ready to start cleaning. How about you?
As some of you read in my previous blog I have been fixing up my house. But most people don’t always think about lighting when they first think redecorating. And I have to agree I am one of those people. But after seeing some of the ideas and photos I offered to do this blog. This will change the way you think of lightening your house. This will transform the way you use light by adjusting colors, timers, alerts and more from your phone or mobile device. I mean who does not have their phone with them 24/7. I do and I have the new Note 5 so I couldn’t wait to download the application. The bulbs, accessory lights and bridge work with your Wi-Fi. You can create mood-setting color schemes, or enjoy the right light setting for reading, relaxing, a romantic night in or even to fit the season. You can also easily maintain an automatic schedule so your lights will turn on when the sun goes down. Or if you are on vacation to look like someone is home. Hue A19 Starter kit available at: Bestbuy.com
Also for this project I got to try the Hue Go, completely wire free light smart light. Take it or put it anywhere. You can plug it in or carry it with you with up to 3 hours of rechargeable battery life. It has different preset settings also two shades of white. Bright and a softer white for when you want dim lights. You can control it with the button on it or through the app. “Hue Go helps you to wake up fresh and energized in the morning with deep dimming. The gradually increasing light intensity gives you the feeling you are waking up from sunrise – gently and naturally.” The Hue Go can ordered BestBuy.Com
The final product I got to test is Netgeat Nighthawk DST Router & DST Adapter. I still have not received this as of writing this blog so I will update it when it when I do as far as my view. But from what I hear it has a plug in adapter that you can use in places like basements, where you get dead zones with your wifi. I cant wait to see if it works. It is a Best Buy exclusive. Available for purchase at: on BestBuy.Com
My favorite product so far is the wireless Hue Go. I use it in my room at night to relax. I love the color options. And its great to unwind after a long day. However, the kids steal it a lot so we will be buying a second one. As far as the est of the products I was unable to test the router before the blog was due. There will be an Update in a week or so. The starter kit is great however, I havent gotten creative with the lights as far as location…Yet! So I will add that to my update. But I did love the Hue app. I’m a app addict so this is so me and a must try for any techy.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
As we all know a salon manicure can cost a lot of money. And worst is if your busy and do not have the time. A manicure usually costs me about $15 not including tip. But my real nails don’t grow, so if I wanted nails past the tips of my fingers I would have to get gel or acrylics nails. Those nails run $30 to $60 in most salons. For me I don’t get manicures often because my nails are so short. Also a standard Manicure for me usually chips in less then 2 days for me. Mom Life, dishes, cooking, laundry and whatever else can mess up my nails I do in a day.
The imPRESS manicure isn’t the stick on nails of the past.
– Simply peel backing and press on
– No drying time and no mess
– Safe on natural nails
– Mega gel shine
– UltraHold Technology keeps nails on
– $7.99 / Walgreens
So I bet your wondering what I thought? Well over all I love them. I originally thought these were the kind that you had to place little tabs on each nail, then stick the nail down. NO! These are so much easier. Just pull the tab and stick the nail down. The best part? These are not like the nails of the past they are waterproof. But my only issue is I had received 2 sets and bought 2 sets of their product because I liked them so much. Two of the Four sets kept popping off. One set did not even make it past midnight when I put them on for a night of dinner and drinks. It was probably due to washing my hands like 5 times in 6 hours or so. But if your going on a getaway or a long night out. Maybe bring some glue. As far as the looks of them. They are amazing and gorgeous.
As you all know I have Fibromyalgia so knee pain happens. But a couple of months ago my right knee was killing me and my doctor said it will get better. For the most part it has not. I was offered to test the Infrared Knee Support Sleeve.
Well I really can not give an accurate review. My sleeves rolled down within a few seconds of wearing them. I thought it might be me. I have chubby thighs so I had my Mom try them on. Her legs are thinner, but she had the same issue. I contacted the company and they say I have a faulty pair. Not even one in 200 have. Guess I am lucky like that.
Below I am adding some information directly from the company:
“What makes this sleeve unique?
1. Free Range of Motion, Stays Firmly In Place: Designed for maximum comfort, there are no hard edges, instead, the elasticized fabric is ergonomically designed to provide the needed compression and support while keeping the maximum possible comfort.
2. This product is made with activated Black Tourmaline, a naturally occurring semi-precious crystal, containing Boron and complex silicate minerals – known as the “Electric Stone” – as it has been shown to produce a weak electrical charge, which is what enables it to produce and emit Far Infrared Rays (FIR) and Negative Ions. Before the Tourmaline is infused into the fiber it is crushed into powder and altered at the nano-scale to better react with lower temperatures (your own body temperature) to safely emit the Far Infrared Rays.
What Does This Mean?
a. The Tourmaline gives the product an antibacterial activity.
b. The FIR, while invisible to the naked eye, elevates the knee temperature without making you feel hot.
c. The FIR promotes the repair of tissues and the regeneration of cells, aiding in the reduction of inflammation and pain.
d. The Product gives you the comfort and support you need, while providing a bonus therapeutic property to the knee.”
As everyone knows I am on a diet. I have not used much protein powder so far. But now that its getting too hot to eat heavy meals, I have to find a lighter meal or snack. I recently purchased a new Nutri-Ninja blender so making smoothies are a must. But why should I make something unhealthy? A couple of ice cubes and a few strawberries to my protein shake is an easy breakfast. Slimquick Pure Protein can be consumed just with water. I did try it the way it that way. It was good. When compared to other brands I have tried its equal as far as taste. I prefer making my Protein with Low fat milk or Almond milk. When I made Slimquick with milk I loved the taste and in my smoothie even better. YUM!
SLIMQUICK Pure Protein comes in chocolate and vanilla
New SLIMQUICK Pure Protein tastes great and provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber a day. Just what my diet needs to feel full longer and keep me out of the cookie jar. Since I have used this product less then a week I can not say how well it works with weight loss. But I will add my results when I finish the container. It was my Birthday last week so I over indulged. The SLIMQUICK site I listed below has a 25lb challenge that I may try.
Banana Breakfast Smoothie
1 Scoop of SLIMQUICK Pure Protein powder-vanilla
3/4 Cup of Strong Black Coffee
1 Cup of Non Fat Milk
1 Cup of Ice
Blend in a Blender. You can Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.
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As some of you know I am the proud Mom of a teenage boy. But what most of you don’t know is I also am a pet Mom. I have two furbabies. Hercules, who lives in my house and Pierre, who lives on my 1st floor. Both are rescue dogs, that the owners could no longer take care of them and we were offered them. Hercules is a 4 year old Brittany Spaniel. Pierre better known as Peeper is a Tibetan Terrier that is about 8 or so.
I was asked to be a blogger for Chewy.com. I have to be honest until I got the email I had NO CLUE about the site. So before I said yes I had to check out the site. I am impressed I loved the brands they carried. Brands like Blue Buffalo, Natural Bounty, Wellness, and Greenies can be found on Chewy. The prices were equal or better then most places I shop. They also offer a discount on Auto ship, which is great for the pet parent on the go. And free shipping on all orders over $49.
My Son and Hercules.
As a blogger I get to select an item to try. This month we selected Nature’s Recipe Chewy chicken Treats. We also recieved Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits in Chicken flavor. The Chewy treats were a hit with both dogs. The Biscuits were more Peepers favorite but Hercules did eat a few of them. Fyi Hercules will not usually eat any biscuit or crunchy treat. So him even eating one was a surprise. I cant wait to see what the boys get next month.
As you all know I am dieting. So far this month I am down 10lbs. I explain all that in an earlier blog. Since I am losing weight I loved the idea of doing this review. I keep saying I’m going to buy a waist trainer and have not so I knew this would be fun. Let me explain this is not a waist trainer like the corsets I have seen but still “sucks you in” lol.
According to the company:
“Here is how AZSPORT Waist Trimmer may help you:
Maximize burn during Work Out by retaining body heat
Accelerate weight loss
Help shed off the excess water weight
Trim and tone your tummy
Support your lower back and abdominal muscles
Help improve posture
Enhance circulation in the abdominal area during exercise”
So how did I like it? I would say it gets a B+. I did like that it fit even though I am a plus size. Not everything I find does. The trimmer does suck in your fat but it is not structured so in the back it would be shaped a bit odd. Over all you do sweat more when its on. As far as losing weight faster I am not sure. But I do like using it. I have better posture I work out in better form. I may even try to use it over my Skinny Wrap this weekend.