Writers of the Future


I received a copy of this for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure please click here.

andWriters of the Future

 

I haven’t quite finished this yet but I have loved every story within these pages. This is Volume 38 or Writers of the Future. These stories are from new writers that I can’t wait to hear more from. It contains 25 authors and illustrators. The illustrations that I have seen thus far have been outstanding. The illustrations fit the story and are so well do they will be professional illustrators in no time.

These are science fiction and fantasy stories which I have always been a fan of. There are titles like The Squid is My Brother and Agatha’s Monster. Both of these stories are amazing. The Squid is My Brother is about a child that comes to earth and has a Symbiote attached to his back which helps him to deal with Earth’s atmosphere. The other children think it is a squid.

Agatha’s Monster is about a girl who lives with her family that hunts monsters. Agatha’s secret is that she is keeping a monster in her room. The monster appeared when her twin brother died and she feels it’s the only thing she has left of him.

So far, these stories have been really good and I haven’t wanted to put it down. I am looking forward to finishing it and seeing what else is in store. You can get a copy of this also from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Ron-Hubbard-Presents-Writers-Future-ebook/dp/B09VXXCP5T

I would love to hear if you love it as much as I have. Leave me a comment below if you plan on getting it or if you have already  read this I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Have a great day!

Renee

Ring Finger Sizer Gauge


I received this Ring Finger Sizer Gauge for free or at a discount for my honest review. If you would like to see my full disclosure please click here.

Have you ever wondered how to get the perfect size ring on the first try? I can show you how. There is a nifty little tool that will allow you to do just that.

Ring Size Guage
photo of cleaning cloth and ring size gauge

This little tool will allow to choose the perfect ring size the first time every time so you won’t have to go out and get your new ring sized before you can wear it. It is very simple to use as well. You just put it on your finger and pull the tab until it is snug enough on your finger that it won’t come off. Of course you will want to make sure it will come over your knuckle before checking the size it shows.

Numbers on ring sizer
Ring sizer gauge showing the numbers

The picture above shows the numbering on the sizer. You would snug that to your finger, making sure it will go over the knuckle. Where the line is at is what your ring size would be. When I used it on my finger it shows that I would need a size 6 ring, however, when I tried to move it over my knuckle it wouldn’t go. I actually have to get a size 7 for it to go on my finger.

ring sizer
Closer image of numbers on the ring sizer.

So if you want to be able to get the perfect ring size the first time every time, you need this little tool to do the job. You can get this here:  https://www.glitzdesign.us/collections/glitz-design-special-offers/products/glitz-design-gemoro-superior-instruments-multi-sizer

Have you used this tool before? How well did it work for you? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

Sendry Dehydrator Review

First off, I’d like to say that there is no disclosure on this post because I bought this dehydrator and it was not gifted for review. However, there are affiliate links in this post. So what this means is if you make a purchase through the link, I will make a small commission at no cost to you. Now on to the good stuff.

My Daughter and Son-in-law got this dehydrator  for me for Christmas this last year and so far I love it. This one is roughly in the middle as far as pricing goes and a good one for someone just starting out with dehydrating foods.

So first, what do I like about this machine. I like that it works well. I like that it is all digital. I love that it shuts off at the end of the time all by itself so I don’t have to monitor it constantly. I like that it came with stainless steel racks for drying. This allows the heat to get all the way around what ever you put in it.

Now on to what I do not like about this machine. I have to say there is really only one thing I don’t like. It’s digital. Now I know what you’re thinking, how can that be both a like and a dislike? Let me explain. The digital temperature does not go up by each number so if you need say 260 degrees, it would have to go to 263 or something like that. It goes up by a funny number. It’s not even like 2 or 5  degrees I want to say it’s more like 3 degrees at a time. So in this case, I don’t like it.

 

However, having only one dislike, I have to say that I would recommend this to you. I have been using it since Christmas and I really do like it. It works well and does what it’s supposed to do. Sometimes I may have to run it a couple times to get something really dehydrated but it I still love this thing and I still use it all the time. And guess what? It is available on Amazon. You can get it here: https://amzn.to/3vDuH3K

Do you have this dehydrator? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Leave me a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

Nytstnd Wireless Charger

I received this product for free or at a discount for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure, click here.

I absolutely love this wireless charger I got for this review. I’m so used to having cords all around my bed, but not any more!

With my new charger, all of these cords are gone! My night stand looks so much cleaner too. I got the best of both worlds with this charger.

The other thing I love about this charger is that I don’t have to take my phone out of its case to use it. This charges with the case on which is something my daughter’s wireless charger doesn’t do. I think this is the first wireless charger that I have seen actually do this. Most you have to take the phone out of the case and then put it back in the morning so for me this is a big plus.

I love how this looks compared to my old device charger. I thought I would have cords around me forever. You can get this at: https://actv.at/D73/45788

Have a great day!

Renee

Plastic Drop Cloth


I received these Drop Cloths for free or at a discount for my review. This post also contains affiliate links, this means if you click the link and make a purchase I make a small commission all at no cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here.

So far my husband loves having these drop cloths on hand as he never remembers to pick them up when has a painting job to do. When I got these he had a job coming up to paint a lady’s porch. He was able to do so without messing up anything else, of course, he does a great job without them too.

 

I love when we get useful things for review and these will be so useful both now and in the future. We have used drop cloths before to also cover things when it rains for protection. This allows us to be more proficient when the storms come through during monsoon season as we don’t have to move everything that can’t get wet. This is always a plus here because we have so little room in the sheds and more yard space.

These cloths are 0.70 MIL thick and come in a package of 6 rolls that are 9 ft x 12 ft. The size of these are great. Big enough for most jobs and they move easy too which is a plus.The thickness is good because they don’t tear easily and we haven’t had anything poke through either.

 

You can get these on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/s?maas=maas_adg_C3C1AD676DE26DC82F7D719AC5A349B1_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas&tag=maas&k=plastic+drop+cloth&rh=p_78%3AB06X9YZD96%2Cssx%3Arelevance

If you use them, let me know what you think. Leave a comment below and give me your thoughts on these.

Have a great day!

Renee

BlackGold Adaptogenic Youth Cream

 

I received this adapter genic you screen for free or at a discount for my honest review. See my full disclosure here.

I’m always on the lookout for youth creams that work. I have yet to find anything that works really well. I’m hoping that this will be the one but we shall see. This cream is nice I like the way it goes on and it doesn’t feel oily. My skin seems to feel better and look Better since I’ve been using it. So that in itself is a good thing. I just have only been using it for about a week so I haven’t noticed any difference as far as wrinkles or fine lines.

You can get this here: https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/black-gold-youth-cream

I would love to know what you think about it if you buy it or not. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

So I plan on using this till the bottle is empty. And I will have to update the this post after I finish it. And I will let you know how well it actually works. Here’s to hoping for the best.

Have a great day!

Renee

 

Hair Curler Set


I received this hair curler set for free or at a discount for my honest review. For my full disclosure click here. 

I have long quit using a curling iron because of the damage that it does to your hair. I know many feel this is a small consequence for good looking style, but I just don’t feel that way. So this product helps one to have good looking hair without the damage.

When your hair is wet or damp, you roll it around the long rod and keep your hair in place with the hair ties. The set also comes with a hair clip which I adore. I love the pearls on it. The hair clip is so very classy and not made of a cheap plastic.

They also have other hair accessories like the head band which is actually pretty comfortable and hair buns which are really cute. I think if you can find one that matches your hair color it would look amazing to use when putting your hair up in a bun. They have the elastic already in them so it makes styling very easy.

There are a few different patterns for the hair curler. I personally like the black on best but the others are cute too. You can get yours here:

https://almushstyle.com/collections/hair-curler/products/black-color-hair-curler-almush-style

I would love to know your thoughts on this. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Have a great day!

Renee


 

Book Light


I received this Book Light for free or at a discount for my honest review.

I have been looking for a new book light because mine has been really irritating me lately. The batteries do not last very long and I dislike having to replace them constantly.

Book Light

 

This light is rechargeable so I don’t have to worry about batteries any more. I only have to remember to plug this one in when it needs it (so far this seems to be about 2 times a week). This light also has 5 brightness levels so it will provide enough light to read by no matter what. I don’t think that I have ever had a light with more than one brightness level so this is a game changer for me.

Book Light

 

This also has 3 different colors that you can use. It has a bright white, soft white, and amber color that are available to use while reading. So far I like the soft white the best but that’s just me.  There is one where the amber is mixed with the white which is nice, but doesn’t work in my room very well so I generally use the soft white setting at a medium brightness level.

 

Book Light

 

You can get this light on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09PR1BTM7

If you purchase this or have this already, I would love to know what your thoughts are on this light. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


Small Bathroom Trash Bags


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So far I really like these bags. They seem to be pretty strong and hopefully will hold up during use. I just put the fist one in so we shall see. If they preform well, I will likely just let this review stand as is. However, if they don’t preform as well I will update this post later.

These trash bags are the 4 gallon size. They have several other sizes available also so if you need something a little smaller or a little bigger they should have it. There are 4 different colors in the box they came in. I really like the colors of these bags. The colors are pretty vibrant and they look nice.

Each color has a full roll of bags. I don’t remember how many each roll is supposed to have but they last for a long time when used in the bathroom trash here. The last trash bags I bought lasted me about a year and it had the same amount of bags in it so these should last for a while.

One thing I have noticed about these bags is that they seem a little thicker than the ones that I bought. I hope this is the case because they should work much better if they are. I look forward to finding out.

If you would like the  purchase these trash bags you can do at this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09FSL5XT6

I would love to know if you have used these. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


The Squirrel Who Worried


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This has got to be the cutest book I have seen for littles in a while. While I was reading this to my grand son he sat through the whole thing. This is not something he does very often. He doesn’t seem to like being read to for some reason, but he likes this book. For information the grand son is almost 3 but still non verbal.  He enjoyed looking at the pictures while I read the book to him. I was surprised that he sat through the whole thing, he is very mobile and would much rather be mobile rather than sitting still.

The pictures look to be hand drawn and are all absolutely beautiful. I’m guessing the pictures were done by the author Katie O’Donoghue but as far as I can tell it doesn’t say specifically. The story is about a squirrel that worries and his friends, old and new, come to help him work through his worry so that he gather is acorns before winter.

 

As I said the pictures are amazing and beautiful. If you would like to purchase this book you can do so here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/071719230

I would love to know if you buy the book and what you think about it. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


Laundry Bag


I received this Laundry Bag for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full review click here.

I wasn’t sure this was going to work for me, but so far, I love it.

This bag seems to be made of canvas and it comes with a metal ring that goes in the bottom to help keep the shape. It has a drawstring top to keep everything inside. It has sturdy handles to carry it with. Everything that I need to help me with laundry chores.

The handles are sewn on great and don’t look like they will give out too soon. This is a big one for me. I have several different bags that the handles gave out after a month of use. I don’t even fill the bag very full so I was very disappointed. I am hopeful that this one will not be the same way.

I am looking forward to being able to use this laundry bag for a long time to come. I love that drawstring on the top as it makes sure I won’t lose anything if the bag falls over or something. If you would like to purchase this bag you can do so on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093274J4R

I would love to know if you purchase or have purchased this what your thoughts are. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


Small Projects Workbook


I received the Small Project Workbook for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full disclosure click here.

We all have projects that we would like to get done, at least I know that I do any how, but without a plan I usually don’t get them done very timely or very well.

This workbook provides the framework and places to write things down so that you have a plan put in place to complete your project. You need to decide on what you’re going to do. You need to figure out how you’re going to do what you want to do. Then you need to plan when you will complete what you want to do.

The main thing I like about this book is that you don’t have to start at the beginning. You can start where ever in planning process that you are currently at. Just find the right section so that you can begin getting your idea down on paper.

There are places in the book that you can write all your information down, if you get the paper back book and not the ebook.  But with the ebook, a piece of paper works just as well.

If you would like to get this workbook you can do so on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CDZG72Y

I would love to know if you purchase this and what your thoughts are about this book. Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


 

Cute Socks


I received these socks for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full disclosure click here.

These socks are adorable. I love the way they feel too. They aren’t rough like some socks I’ve worn. I really hope these last for a while.

These came with 5 pairs of socks that all have a fruit theme to them. There are different colors and different types of pictures on them as well. What surprised me though was that they are actually fairly comfortable as well. I am looking forward to wearing these for a while to come. I love the longer socks because they also keep my legs warm rather than just my feet.

I have only had them for a short time so I don’t know how well they will hold up, but I am hopeful they will last for a bit. I think my favorite pair has bananas on them in a light blue color. They are absolutely adorable. You can get your  socks here: https://funnysquared.com/collections/pre-sale/products/the-girls-4-pack

I would love to hear if you get these socks as well. What are your thoughts on them? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee


Weighted Hoola Hoop


I received the weighted hula hoop for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full disclosure please click here.

My daughter has wanted one of these for the longest time because she saw it on TikTok so when this opportunity came up I jumped at it. I am looking forward to using this for a while to try to tone down a bit as well because it seems like it would work.

It comes to you in a few pieces, but this is after we completely broke it down so that it would fit in the bag that came with it. It goes together and comes apart within minutes. I think it took us about 2 minutes to build it from the picture above.

The weight slides on just before putting the last part in and it moves easily around the outside track. If you know how to hula hoop, this would make for good cardio I imagine. I have a hard time with this because I couldn’t hula hoop as a kid and it seems that I still can’t hula hoop as an adult.

However, it seems that it will be great fun to learn at this late age in life so I will be testing this out a lot more than I have to date.

If you would like to try this out go to Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZNL1T2G

If you do try it out, leave me a comment below and tell me what you think of this product. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Have a great day!

Renee


Shampoo and Conditioner


I received this Shampoo and Conditioner for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full disclosure click here.

So let me first say that because of the ingredients, I wasn’t able to use this so I gave it to my daughter to try it out and she loves the way her hair feels after using it.

The scent of these are amazing, in the bottle. It’s a fruity type smell but once it was used in the shower it smelled pretty bad on Kira’s hair for a couple hours after her shower. This was the only thing she didn’t like about it. Everything else was very positive.

Her hair was really soft after it dried and when she brushed her hair it was so easy. She said it was easier to brush through than even normal. She absolutely loved the way her hair felt after it dried. So the drawback of the scent was over come by that. However, it did last for a long time and it was pretty strong.

That said, the positives outweighed the one negative on this pair. She loved the way her hair felt afterward. She also said that the shampoo didn’t lather as normal shampoo does, but I have noticed that the more natural shampoos usually don’t lather as well but seem to clean better.

You can get this on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08V59LYC9

I would love to know if you try this and what your thoughts are. Leave a comment below and let me know!

Have a great day!

Renee