Sunday, November 5, 2017

Ultimate Scratch Off World Map Review

I love the idea of documenting my travels. A scratch off world map is an amazing idea that not only helps you keep track of where you have been, but also makes a unique piece of wall art to display in your home. I am so impressed with the Scratch Off World Map Ultimate Pack by Shiny Journey on Amazon!

The map comes with everything you need to create your own personalized map of the world. Simply scratch off the places that you have visited from among 252 different countries and regions. The scratch-off map tool set includes a scratch tool, an erasable gold pen, a cloth for erasing, and three sets of stickers with 20 themes.
This map makes for a great conversation started. Soon you will be discussing your travels and bringing back memories just by hanging this on your wall. I think this would also make the perfect gift for anyone that enjoys traveling. I love how easy it is to keep track of your travels and plan out your next adventure. Be sure to check out the map on Amazon HERE. I need to get a big frame to keep mine in decent shape between travels!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

//CODE: Robot Repair Game Review by ThinkFun

Being that I was a mathematics major in college, I am drawn to logic and critical thinking. When I saw this coding game by ThinkFun, I just couldn't wait to try it out! It is actually the third in their series of coding games which are designed to make you think. After testing out this game, I would love to get my hands on the other two!
The game I have is: //CODE: Robot Repair be sure to check it out here:
One thing that I really enjoyed was the fact that the games are screen free for a completely unplugged experience, which is rare in today's technologically built world. It is a problem solving game that you can play on your own, or as a team.

After reading the instructions, I was a little bit confused, but what helped was jumping right in and solving the first puzzle. There are four "Robot Circuit Boards" which vary in range of hardness. Once you think you have the problem solved, you can check the solutions book to be sure. I had fun solving a few of these puzzles and it is a great way to get your mind flowing. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to sharpen their mind skills! Be sure to check out their website and purchase a game for yourself, they come in at just $14.99!

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Wicks Studio Pumpkin Chai Candle Review #PumpkinChai

Autumn is here, and that means that it is time for all of the fun fall festivities to start. Apple picking, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treat, scarves and boots! But the number one thing that is impossible to escape is pumpkin flavored everything! Currently, I am obsessed with my Wicks Studio Pumpkin  Chai scented soy candle!

I really enjoy the scent of this candle because it is not overwhelming, and instead seems to be the perfect blend of fall and pumpkin. The candle features a burn time of 60-80 hours and has two natural wood wicks.

A little bit about all of Wicks Studio premium soy wax candles:

  • Are 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil, GUARANTEED! 
  • Are all NATURAL and biodegradable. Are manufactured meeting FDA standards. 
  • Are Kosher Certified. 
  • Are NOT tested on animals. 
  • Contain NO animal products. 
  • Contain NO palm wax, petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
  • Contain NO pesticides and NO herbicides 
  • Contain NO toxic materials. 
  • Contain NO Genetically Modified Material 
  • Are considered GRAS under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Our Soy Wax contains no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's less likely to trigger allergies. No petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles

If that isn't enough to make you want your own, be sure to check out their website directly and browse all of the candles available for purchase: Wicks Studio Pumpkin Chai Candle
This candle is $24.50 for a 10oz.
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

As Seen on Shark Tank - Power Up and Recharge with RuckPack!

If you haven't heard or RuckPack, you are sorely missing out. After being featured on Shark Tank in 2012 and receiving deals from O'Leary and Herjavec, their business has expanded from a single product nutrition shot company to a full fledged sports nutrition company. They offer a full line of performance fuels, from ready to drink beverages to pills and powders.

Since 2012 they have been featured on Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg Radio, Fox and Friends, Marine Times, People Magazine and Google even featured RuckPack in a Google Apps commercial.

A little more about the company:

They were originally founded by Marine Special Operations Forces in the battlefields of Afghanistan, RuckPack is military service-member owned and operated. It’s a brand whose owners live by a code of service to country and community and who uphold the ideals of honor, dedication, and integrity. RuckPack remains committed to their military roots, and everything RuckPack offers is designed with the warfighter in mind. RuckPack is made in the USA and is committed to giving up to 10% of profits back to charity.

Just a Few Additional reasons to check out RuckPack:

1. Buy American / Support our Vets: RuckPack is a veteran owned and operated nutrition company and all supplements are manufactured in the USA. The company is comprised of more than 20 veterans from multiple services and backgrounds. 

2. Combat Nutrition For Every Battle: RuckPack is the supplement company founded on the battlefield by Special Operations Forces to help endure the rigors of war. RuckPack’s active ingredients work synergistically to promote core nutrition, razor sharp focus, instant energy and prolonged stamina. Combat, sports, work, or kids - whatever your daily battle is - RuckPack will help keep you in the fight!

3. Small Businesses vs the Top 1%:  Everybody talks a big game about supporting the little guy and fighting against the top 1%... Now is the time to take action and support a small business in it’s recovery against big business’s abusive practices.

4: Healthier Alternative to Energy Shots: With all the concern over the dangers of energy drinks and energy shots, it is time to offer the consumers a healthier alternative. Just adding more caffeine isn’t the right answer! With a non-caffeinated and a moderately caffeinated version, RuckPack offers alternatives to the current mega dosing of caffeine that currently exists within the energy shot market. RuckPack® Energizer Nootropic Shots are made with natural sweeteners, colors, and flavors. The caffeinated shot even contains natural caffeine from green tea. No sucralose. No synthetic caffeine.

If you haven't already, I highly recommend taking a chance with RuckPack!

I received the above product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Empyrean Bedding- Premium Sheets Review & Giveaway!

I recently had the opportunity to test out a set of Empyrean Premium Sheets. I received the queen size in a dark charcoal color. I am very impressed with the bedding so far and would definitely  recommend it. The sets are available in over 10 unique colors and come in your standard bed sizes. If you have a bed- these should fit!

There are a few things that I love about these sheets:
  • They feature fit corner straps to ensure that the fitted sheet stays in place. 
  • The exceptional bedding set by Empyrean Bedding is 100% hypoallergenic, since the microfiber design repels dust mites and allergens, thus preventing skin irritation. 
  • They value customer service and your opinion- "And just to show you that your purchase is risk-free, we proudly back our microfiber bedding set with our hassle-free, full refund guarantee!"
  • Each purchase comes with a Bonus Gift - the “SLEEP BETTER GUIDE”, which offers tips into getting a better night's rest.
Even more exciting is the fact that we are giving a set away! Be sure to enter below:

Win $1000 + Free Bedding + Free Coupons!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Zesty Paws - Premium Dog Supplements

I recently had the opportunity to test out a few healthy dog supplements thanks to Zesty Paws. I was able to try three different products for my dog: Mobility Bites, Omega Bites, and Salmon Oil.

Omega Bites: Delicious bacon-flavored chewable supplements with all-natural ingredients that will keep your dog healthy from the inside out. These treats feature Omega-3 fatty acid that provides vital nutrients for healthy skin and coats, as well as cardiovascular function, while Vitamin E and Flaxseed Meal nourishes the coat and aids the digestive system.

Mobility Bites: Jam-packed with premium all-natural ingredients to help maintain hip and joint health. Featuring a powerful blend of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, this mobility-boosting formula ensures that your dog will remain active and healthy for years to come.

Salmon Oil: An all-natural dietary supplement with Wild Alaskan Salmon, which features Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to deliver premium nourishment to dogs and cats of all sizes. The EPA and DHA sourced from the Omega-3 in our specialized supplement delivers vital nutrients to support proper joint function, heart health and skin/coat condition, as well as enhancing the immune system.

Be sure to visit Zesty Paws on and check out their large selection of supplements, they will not disappoint! So far, Buckley and Roxy have loved these supplements and they will be sure to keep them healthy!

**These supplements can be used in conjunction with one another and will include dosage descriptions on each label. Please talk to your veterinarian professional prior to beginning any supplement schedule for your pet.

I received the above product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Food Grade Bucket Review should be your one stop shop for containers. They sell everything from 5 gallon buckets, to jars. They are a US based, veteran owned and operated company based out of Evansville, Indiana.

If you have your own business or even sell products such as jam, pickles, tomatoes on the side, this site is for you!
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to test two of their products and was thoroughly impressed. I can't wait to share them with you.

These are available in packs of three or six with two different types of lids to choose from, starting at $32.99:
3.5 gal. BPA Free Food Grade White Bucket with Wire Handle and Lid Features:
  • 3.5 gallon polyethylene resin plastic durable bucket that is FDA approved
  • Comes in the color white with metal handle
  • USA Manufactured by Berry Global and Berry Part #: T28W, L40GTS, L40GTSRS
3.5 gal. BPA Free Food Grade White Bucket with Wire Handle and Lid Dimensions:
  • Container made of Polyethylene resin Container dimensions: 11.9" diameter x 10.5" height
  • Lid made of LLDPE resin Lid dimensions: Gasketed Tear Strip (12” x 1.41”); Gasketed Tear Strip Reike Sr Spout (12.48” x 1.41”)

These are available in packs of one or three, starting at $17.99:
5 gal. BPA Free Food Grade White Bucket with Wire Handle Features:
  • 5 gallon polyethylene resin plastic durable bucket that is FDA approved
  • Comes in the color white with metal handle
  • USA Manufactured by Berry Global and Berry Part #: T40MW
5 gal. BPA Free Food Grade White Bucket with Wire Handle Dimensions:
  • Container made of Polyethylene resin Container dimensions: 11.9" diameter x 13.38" height 

I received the above product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WiFi Lighting - The Future is Now

Wi-Fi lights are no longer a thing of the future, they are already available. So, for those who want to live in a connected home, wireless home, and want to buy the best Wi-Fi lights on the market, here are a few brands to consider when investing in new lighting.

Cree Connected -
The soft LED light has a dimmable switch, is easy to use and install, easy to connect to your network and is bright, yet "soft." It is reasonably priced in this expansive market, and with a simple hub to connect to your Wi-Fi network, even those who aren't in tune with the latest technology will find it easy to use these bulbs. Wi-Fi lights have become more popular in homes because they can brighten up an area without having to redecorate.

Flux Bluetooth -
The LED light bulb is easy to install, and even easier to use. You can choose from different moods, ambiance settings, lighting and dimming options, pulsating features, and many other fun ways to light up the home. You can even share color transitions with other users if you choose. Fun, easy to use, and a reasonable price for this great bulb to light up your home.

TP-Link Smart -
It works with Alexa, so if you are truly the person who needs to be the first to own the latest technology, you got it right here. The easy to use integrated app allows you to connect it to all smart devices you own. With 50 and 60 W options, you can light up from anywhere, turn off lights from anywhere, and with dimming options and various colour varieties, you can truly light up your home any way you desire.

There are so many new products coming out on a daily basis. For those in search of ease of use, easy set up, and affordability in the wi fi lighting market, these are a few great options to consider.

This post is #sponsored. I received compensation in exchange for this post.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Planning A Fun Family Picnic

No mess, no clean up, fun for the entire family. These are a few of the many things you look for when choosing a spot for a family picnic; but, it's not only the destination you need to consider. When planning a picnic for the family, there are a few ways to ensure it is easy, stress free, and enjoyable for everyone:

The food -
Go with finger food. Those you don't have to prepare, those which are easy to pack, and those you don't need to bring plates, dishes, and cutlery to eat. Not only will this eliminate the need for packing too much and clean up afterward, you also know the kids are going to enjoy these fun, easy snacks.

Have the kids help -
Let them prepare a few fun snacks (ants on a log or Peanut butter balls). They are going to choose projects you can do together, foods they are bound to enjoy, and you are also going to have fun preparing for the day with them.

Active spot -
Choose a destination everyone can enjoy. Whether it is a park with attractions, water slides, or other activities for the kids, or a beach where you can take a dip in the water after eating, choose a destination everyone will appreciate.

Go disposable -
Plates, forks, cups, napkins. Make the clean up and prep work as simple as possible. Choose disposable items you can toss at the end of the day. No worry, no stress, easy for everyone who is preparing and doing the clean up afterward. If you plan on going on a few picnics in the summer with your family then it might not be best to go disposable. Why not take a look at some of the picnic sets on offer. In the long run a good picnic basket set will save you money.

You want a day of fun in the sun, and a day everyone will enjoy to spend together. By making things stress free and simple, not only are you going to enjoy the day when planning and preparing, the kids are also going to enjoy the time they spend together with you as well.

This post is #sponsored. I received compensation in exchange for this post.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Globenfeld Heligraph Men's Wrist Watch Review & Giveaway ~ Ends 5/18/17

In this day in age, fewer and fewer people are wearing watches daily. Because everyone carries a cell phone around, the need is just not as strong. However, I believe that a nice watch can really set the tone of an outfit, and prepare a person for success!

I recently had the opportunity to work with Globenfeld and review their Heligraph men's wrist watch. This is a unique piece that would be perfect for any aviation lover. The timepiece is designed to resemble a helicopter's instrument dial and even features a lighting mechanism that will make you feel like you are in the air!
This limited edition watch arrives in a beautiful, padded gift box. The dial makes it easy to set the accurate time and the genuine leather wrist strap ensures that the watch will be comfortable to wear. On top of that, this watch is backed with a 5-year guarantee: "If anything goes wrong in the first 5 years get a full refund. All Globenfeld watches are backed by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty against all manufacturing defects and malfunction."

If you are looking for a memorable gift, I would definitely look into purchasing one! In the mean time, enter the giveaway below! Good Luck & I hope you win! (Amazon Listing - ARV: $49.99)

Win a Globenfeld Heligraph #3
Disclaimer: I received this product from in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions. I am not responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Your information will be forwarded on to the sponsor and they will contact you with further details regarding prize fulfillment.  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not Children's Books

Most people know about Ripley's Believe It or Not! line of books. They are full of unusual skills, events and people and provide the perfect way to entertain yourself for a few hours and learn a bit more about the world. Now they are introducing a new children's books geared at the basics!

While my husband and I currently do not have any kids, in a few years I wouldn't hesitate to teach my future children with these books! The titles are "ODDphabet" and "Wacky123" and they are full of unique animals that will be sure to keep your children's attention, all while teaching the alphabet and 1,2,3's. What is better than learning combined with fun?!
Instead of being made of standard paper pages, both books are made of a thicker board. They are just as colorful as standard Ripley's books and feature drawing of fun animals designed to keep your child's attention. I am pretty impressed with their choices and even learned a few animals for myself! I can almost guarantee that children will find these books interesting and I hope it will encourage them to start learning the basics to reading and counting.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions conveyed are my own genuine impressions.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Musician's Friend - Everything You Need in One Place!

I am a big fan of Musician's Friend. They are a one-stop-shop for music lovers everywhere. It seems that no matter what type of musical instrument you play, they will have exactly what you need to pursue your hobby.

In addition to instruments, they also have all the supplies. Be it music stands, microphones, amps or sheet music, you'll be able to find them on their website: One thing I didn't realize that the offered was lighting effects and DJ gear. They would be the perfect place to get started with your music career!

So whatever you need, Buy Here Online Today! 

I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Photo Editing Site

Are you looking for a way to add excitement to your photos? If you work in any type of media setting, photo pieces are sure to be a part of it. I am always trying to upgrade my standard 'Paint' skills to produce something that looks much more professional.

For this reason, I have been trying out This site offers so many new ways to work with graphics. There are free options to give you an idea of what they offer and if you are impressed, you can purchase

They offer templates to test your skills, collages, graphic design, photo editing and even provide tips. I highly recommend checking out the website today! I went through and was able to easily make a new Facebook header!

I really wish that I had known about this site when I was planning my wedding. There are countless ideas for wedding invites and thank you cards available on!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tame Your Hair with Finesse! #finessehaircare

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner have just revealed their secret to their amazing hair - Finesse! The October 2016 issue of Allure Magazine featured an article about Kendall's love for the product. Finesse is a hair care brand that has been around for quite some time now. But, as all beauty brands, they have to keep up with the trends to stay on top of the competition!

I was surprised to learn that Finesse will be spreading its wings this year and should be popping up in many wore stores close to you! These include over 3,400 Walmart stores plus Walgreens, Rite Aid, and more.

I have to admit that Finesse shampoo and conditioners are one of my favorites! It leaves my curly hair smooth and manageable. Seeing as it is specially formulated for hair that’s dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy, it is exactly what I need! Finesse shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are available at affordable prices nationwide.

More information on Finesse:

  • Infused with active proteins, Finesse® Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner help restore and strengthen hair that is dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy. The active silk and soy proteins penetrate deep into the hair shaft, leaving your hair more moisturized and manageable. Your hair will feel clean and silky soft, while being easier to detangle and easier to style. 
  • Featuring Finesse' cult-favorite clean, fresh scent 
  • SRP: $3.99 each (and only $1.99 at Walmart) 
  • Available at: Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, and grocery chains such as Kroger, Shoprite, HEB, and Publix
  • Check out the products here: 

This post is sponsored by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.