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One2Try Review – Sundale Outdoor Dream Chair

October 8, 2016

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I have been transforming my backyard into a private oasis. No vacation this past summer, so we made our tropical island staycation at home. Adding to my bliss is this comfortable chaise lounge chair, the Sundale Outdoor Dream Chair.

What I like about this chair is the shape and the added upper canopy. It provides nice shade depending on the angle of the sun. The lounge is comfortable to sit on with a soft padded cushion included. The rust color matches my backyard décor perfectly.

This is an assembly required project. We did experience a few issues with the assembly and at one point, we took it all apart and started over. If there is one thing I would have the company address – it is the very unclear instructions. They are not detailed enough to figure out where each part or bolt goes. All it features are picture diagrams which are extremely vague. Following the directions – we had all sorts of trouble. Wrong bolt, pieces would not match up and more. Once trying with their instructions, we could see how it was supposed to go together. Working from scratch, we started from the bottom and worked section by section to finally have it all together – without the instructions. It made more sense for us to build it that way and much less frustrating. They definitely need better and clearer directions.

That being said, building it on our own, took less than 1 hour. The longest part was the lacing of the chair support on the frame. It takes going around the frame with the rope. Lots of feeding and pulling then adjusting to get the proper tightness. It is not impossible, but it does take patience and time.

All completed, it is a fabulous chair! It sits very stable. The cushion is soft while the under support gives it a hammock type of feel. I like the added pillow attached to the cushion. It is made for an average size adult, or as you can see, an adult and two dogs.

 

Overall, even with the directions being problematic, this lounge chair is a wonderful addition to our backyard.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I received a discount to purchase this product for testing, in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Review: Air Dry Clay – Vivid colors!

October 7, 2016

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I admire those talented folks that can make the cutest tiny clay food items. I have never been much of a sculptor. My creations well, not the cutest. I am enjoying playing with this SySrion Air Dry Polymer Clay Set.

There is a lot to like about this set. First is the amazing colors! It comes with 24 bright colors. These colors are bold, vivid and ultra colorful! There are lots of blues, greens, pinks, yellows and more. With all these colors, it is easy to make cute creations. Each of the colors is individually packaged. Once a package is opened, it needs to be placed in a new plastic bag to prevent drying out. Bummer – I did have one of the packages burst open in the box. One of the blue colors had squeezed out the end, making it all dried out. There was still enough in the package to use though, just the end had dried.

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The feel of the clay is soft to touch, almost spongy in texture. A little kneading is all it takes to get this clay ready for use. If it gets a little dry, add a touch of water to make it soft again. I like that there is no sticky feeling on my hands when using it. I found it created very little mess. Once a creation is made, it can be air dried for 24 hours to make a long lasting permanent figure.

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A plus with this set are the many molds and a few tools that are provided. It comes with fruit molds, a few animals, and three modeling tools. A bunch of googly eyes, some noses and more, are also included.

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The set is rated for ages 3 and over. It is non toxic with no residue or odor. Everything is included in the box. This is a creative and fun set for all ages.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I received a free sample of this product for testing, in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Review – Chakra Hematite Bracelet

October 7, 2016

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I have never been much into the Chakras, but I do like the colors of the various zones. This Chakra Hematite bracelet features Chakra stone colors paired with the stone hematite.

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The bracelet is quite colorful! The Chakra stone are bigger than the hematite beads making them a nice focal point. I like how the beads are separated with a rhinestone spacer. It adds a touch of bling! The seven large beads are beautiful to look at. My favorite of the stones is the Green Aventurine. Each of these stones is natural.

The finish of the beads is super smooth and very shiny. The hematite beads are smaller in size and are highly polished. Together these colors work well.

The bracelet is strung on an elastic band. It fits well and has enough stretch to put on and take off. It looks nice with casual fashions as well as more dressy styles.

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If believing in the powers of natural crystals and stones, this bracelet has healing properties. I am not sure I believe in those powers, but having the bracelet to wear, just because of its beauty and style, makes me feel good! Maybe there is something to the healing powers.

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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I received a free sample of this product for testing, in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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National Sour Candy Day #PunchUp Giveaway – ends 7/24

July 18, 2016

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Get your sour candy face on! Today is National Sour Candy Day. Grab one of your favorite sour candies and pucker up!

One of my favorite sour candies is Sour Punch. The candies are full of flavor and the crazy sour reaction that I love. In honor of National Sour Candy Day – Sour Punch is giving one of my readers a fun Sour Punch Gift Pack. Read on for more details.

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What is your favorite flavor of Sour Punch? Mine is the Rainbow Straws. These have four delectable flavors in one pack! Strawberry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Lemon all together for a sour flavor sensation. I love these! They make me pucker at first, then it is a delicious lingering flavor. The shape is fun to eat.

Sour Punch Punchies are little bites of goodness. They are coated pieces of Sour Punch Straws. The coating keeps the sour crystals from getting all over my hands. Pop one at a time or a couple to make flavor combinations. These are great! You could fool friends with the innocent looking candy pieces. They have the sour inside!

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Ever wonder how they made Sour Punch straws? Check out the Sour Punch Brand Factory Gallery. See the process in action.

For National Sour Candy Day – challenge your friends to a sour face off! See who can create the best sour face! Grab a package of Sour Punch candy to enjoy the day!

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Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a Sour Punch Gift Pack!

Thanks very much Sour Punch!

 

 

Giveaway ends on 07/24/2016 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to American Licorice Company for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Review: Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent #PurexPlusClorox2

May 31, 2016

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I have been a Purex detergent user for many years. I am excited about the latest formula. Purex has added Clorox 2! The stain fighting addition is safe for colors and for whites.

My first impression is the amazing scent. The Sunny Linen fragrance is fresh and clean! It is an invigorating fragrance. It makes doing laundry an aromatherapy session.

As for working on tough stains, I had to use a little on a shirt my husband wore while gardening. Pouring a bit on the dirt stains, I let the Purex soak for a few minutes before adding to the machine. The Purex works in my HE machine so that is a plus. Besides working on dirt stains, I noticed a lot of stains were removed just in washing. No presoak needed! My colored clothes came out with no fading and the whites are bright clean! I can’t believe I was wearing dingy whites!

As for the gardening dirt stains – They came out. I am impressed. I know I can reach for Purex with Clorox 2 anytime I have a tough stain to tackle.

Look for this new Purex with Clorox 2 formula where ever detergent is sold. Purex is always a smart value in detergent! Powerful stain fighters with an incredible fragrance….thank you Purex for making laundry a pleasant experience!

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One2Try Review – HyrdoChic Sun Protective Active Wear

May 5, 2016

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Do you get a new suit each swimming season? How about getting one that offers sun protection? The suits and active wear at HydroChic are stylish with exceptional sun protection.

I have been browsing the selection at HyrdoChic and I adore the swim dresses. These dresses can be worn in and out of the water. HydroChic was so kind to share with me a swim dress, swim bra and swim shorts.

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I love the colors and the style of the Geometric short sleeve swim dress. It has a contrasting turquoise and purple top with a black bottom. The design is flattering even for a plus size shape. I have been wearing this as a dress while at home and even running errands since my pool water is much to cold to get in yet. The fit is good. The dress has movement with ample coverage. The material feels great! I wanted to see how it was in the water so I heated my jacuzzi. It feels and response just like a swimsuit! I thought it might be heavy soaking up water, but it was fine. The best part is this swimdress comes in missy and Plus sizes! The material offers UPF 50+ Sun Protection!

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The Supreme swim  and sports bra is very supportive and is ideal for wearing under the swimdress. The swim shorts come to just above the knees. The piping adds a nice look and it goes well with the swimdress. I can wear just the swim shorts with a t-shirt for an active look. They are comfortable.

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Whether you are plus sized or simply looking for sun protective active and swim wear, HydroChic has many styles to choose from. The colors are bold and vivid. No need to hide from the sun – get yourself protective clothing from HydroChic!

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One2Try Review – Wyman’s of Maine Frozen Fruit

May 5, 2016

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We have been eating much healthier in my home, especially with summer swimsuit season coming. I enjoy having an ice cold fruit smoothie as an afternoon pick me up. The fresh taste of Wyman’s of Maine frozen fruits is filling my glass.

I can use the frozen fruit right from the freezer in my high speed blender. The mango chunks are delicious! It is so much easier to have these then cutting and slicing a too juice mango. This is a whole lot cleaner! The mango chunks are fresh frozen so they have that fresh from the market flavor. I like to add them together with a banana for a very tropical taste! The chunks are a good size and can be used for many desserts or cooking.

The wild blueberries are incredible. They are small in size but the flavor is huge! Nothing beats wild blueberries in a morning bowl of cereal. I toss a few in my oatmeal. Pancakes for hubby is a real treat with these delectable morsels. Of course I love having them in a smoothie. The fresh picked blueberry flavor blends well with other berries.

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Wyman’s of Maine believes in sustainable growing practices. They have been a family owned company since 1874. They know a thing or two about wild blueberries with more then 10 thousand plus acres of blueberry fields. They are also caring for the honey bees. We need the bees for our food production, they are taking an active role in preserving the bees.

Fresh freezing of fruits is a way to preserve the goodness in the harvest. I can tell by the flavor that this fruit is high quality! It is very convenient for me to have it available in my freezer at all times.

Look for Wyman’s of Maine products in health foods and grocers near you. I can find mine in many stores in my area.

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One2Try Review – 3 piece Chips and Popcorn Bowl Set

April 25, 2016

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Summer is coming which means lots of friends coming over to be in our swimming pool. Swim parties galore will be happening. With this awesome set of bowls, I can set snacks up in style.

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The size of these bowls are generous. I love the largest of the bowls for chips. The white large bowl has enough room to set the smallest green bowl inside, filled with dip or salsa. If not using chips, the bowls will hold a decent amount of veggies or fruits with a lighter fruity yogurt dip. Each of the bowls can be used independently. Nuts, popcorn, fruits, anything needing a serving bowl looks great in one of these colorful bowls.

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I like the bigger size and the shallow depth. It offers more grabbing a chip room. There is more open space for lots of hands to get the goodies!

I have been using the middle size bowl for a generous size salad. The spread out salad allows for better dressing drizzles.

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The bowls are made from a break resistant plastic. The cute colors are inviting. They are top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

As for the value – 3 bowls for $17.99 on Amazon.

With as much use as this set will be getting, I am glad to have these! They are durable, useful and delightful to look at.

Many thanks to  U.S. Acrylic for providing the review product.

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Think World Vision this Mother’s Day

April 22, 2016

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This Mother’s Day, think about how you can globally help children. World Vision is committed to helping children and mothers around the world.

What can you do differently this Mother’s Day?

Teach your own children about cultures and other countries. Take a moment to learn about a new location together. Find out about its families, its way of living and what it likes to eat. I can see making a family adventure right in the comfort of your own home. Pick a location at random or choose one you always wanted to know about. Do online research. Ask your children what they want to know about. Make it a game to hunt for the answers. Make it about fun and fascinating facts!

Read a story book about a faraway place. Take some time to discuss the differences in how we live and explore how they live.

Learn about different foods in other regions of the world – Not all locations have grocery stores. Find out how they get foods, or grow them.

For the ultimate in a Mother’s Day Gift – Sponsor a child. Sign up with World Vision to sponsor a child as a family. Choose whether to help a boy or girl. Share what your donations will be doing to help this child and its effects. Let them know about the changes your help will bring. Clean water, bed nets, education and much more. Let a child be a child!

Your sponsorship is a one on one relationship with the child you selected to help. You will receive updates about your sponsored child. You can communicate directly with them. Send packages, emails or even take a family trip to visit. Each dollar donated make more then $1.30 in impact. Support a child and you are supporting the community. Let them grow and thrive.

For more information about how Child Sponsorship works, visit World Vision today. Open your heart this Mother’s Day. World Vision wants all children to be cared for. Find out how you can help.

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One2Try Review – Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate

April 22, 2016

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I have heard that tart cherries are very good for helping fight inflammation. I just learned about an exciting new way to add tart cherries to my day. Introducing Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate.

SAM_1732This concentrate comes in a bottle as a thick mixture. The recommended dosing is one ounce of tart cherry concentrate mixed in 4 ounces of water, or a favorite juice, once daily. I added it to water at first. Let me tell you, it is tart! Even added to water it still remains a strong taste. I found it tasted the best when I added it to a smoothie with other fruits. I also add it to a larger amount of water for a refreshing drink during the day. If you like tart, the standard dose could be very refreshing!

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The benefits of tart cherry juice:

Antioxidants

Melatonin – helps with sleeping

Inflammation – studies have shown it helps reduce inflammation and ease muscle soreness.

What is great about Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry concentrate is there are over 1000 cherries in a 16 ounce bottle. The concentrate offers 22 servings. The ingredients are simple 100% Tart Cherry Juice. No sugar added, all natural and non-GMO.

Look for Stoneridge Orchards products at your favorite health food market.

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