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Lovphone Running Sport Armband

My daughter runs cross country and was looking for a new armband to hold her phone.  She normally uses wireless headphones so our primary sticking point would be an armband designed to hold the larger phones.  My daughter has a Moto Z Play so size wise it should pair up to the iPhone 7/8.   So we decided to try the LovPhone Running Sport Armband found on Amazon.

The armband is made of neoprene and has a pvc screen protector. It is not waterproof but it is water and sweat resistant.  The arm band is flexible and has dual type strap, supporting arm sizes up to about 15″ though this is very tight on my husband.  The reflective strip on this armband is a bright blue which does reflect well off of light. There is also a pocket on the inside to store cards, a few singles, and a key which is actually really nice.

 

 

My daughter likes the feel of the armband and was able to secure it snugly.  Her phone did fit in the sleeve with the case on but it was very tight and it was difficult to use the screen. When it was removed from the case, it fit perfectly.  We are now looking for a slimmer case because I don’t want her to constantly be removing her phone from its protective cover to use the armband.

Lovphone does offer a lifetime warranty which is really nice.  Find yours here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D3LTQ2N/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I received these items at a discount for review. All opinions are my own.

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Airylife 3″ Carabiner Clip

We use carabiners everywhere.  We use them with keyrings.  They are fantastic for clipping items together for storage. We used them for camping. My daughter uses them to attach to her water bottle to her backpack and for attaching needed items when she is on patrol at bivouacs.  We use them to hold hair scrunchies and hang baskets from wire shelves.

The daughter, however, constantly looses her designated carabiners so now we these aluminum clips by Airylife.  This 5 pack has very bright colored (red, green, blue, black and purple) clips with screw gates that basically lock the carabiner and prevent it from accidently getting squeezed and items slipping off.

 

 

Please note these carabiners are not designed to be used in rappelling or climbing or life saving measures.

I received this product at a discount for review. All opinions are my own. Find yours here. Get yours here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CWXQMHZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc

 

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Space Saver Vacuum Seal Storage Bags

One of the biggest things I miss about our house was the closets, second only to my garden tub.  Walk-in closets, closets with large shelves, a large shelved pantry – I always had enough space.  Life sometimes throws you some difficult curveballs and you find yourself picking up the pieces and moving on.   And that’s what we’ve been doing.

We have been in a tiny townhouse for a little over three years.  The location in town is great and the neighborhood doesn’t have too many issues –  BUT it has absolutely NO storage space.  It has a tiny upstairs closet. NO bathroom closets.  The master bedroom closet is the same size as the kids and is a hot mess for two people.  The laundry area is upstairs and we had to take the folding doors off because the washer wouldn’t fit.  No extra storage space.  We had clothes in zippered fabric bins under the bed and our dear sweet kitties clawed, ripped and chewed every single bag – all six of them.   Our dear sweet Buttercup passed last summer and I am finally getting around to cleaning out all the bags, washing donating and trying to find a way to store them again when I thought about the Space Saver bags.

My last experience with space saver bags wasn’t that great.  They became brittle and cracked or the zipper seal broke even when the bag wasn’t stuffed.  I had two blankets my grandmothers made ruined by these bags so I wasn’t keen on trying again.

This time, I saw a different company SpacePlus with a box of 12 bags with various sizes.  So I thought I would try them and see if I could start dealing with our storage issues.

 

The first thing I will say is that they are definitely a different quality bag as they seem thicker.  I do like the zipper seal though the blue slider piece pops off and I had to keep popping it back on but it does make sure your bags are sealed.   The jumbo size bag is humongous 40″x32″ and I have no idea if I will even use that one.  I might try to take all the items under my daughter’s bed and see if they will fit.   The other size bags are  32″x24″, 28″x20″ and 24″x16″.

First I decided to see if I could organize the top shelf of our hall closet. It holds sheets, blankets, three sleeping bags, pillow etc.  I pulled out some sheets to donate and then decided to see if I could flatten some of the sheets and blankets and two of the sleeping bags.  I used the smaller bags and was able to get them much flatter (and heavier so it seemed).  The one thing I wasn’t thinking about was the 16″ is still too wide for my closet so I had to stand the three bags upright (that’s how much space is at the top of the closet).   I don’t really like how the bags are in the top of my closet right now, but I will have to work on rearranging it later.  I also used one of the large bags and a medium to vacuum seal the clothing items that were under my bed.  They are currently stacked and so far after a few days haven’t seemed to lose any air.

 

You can use your vacuum to help suck out the air, but I just used the air pump.  The vacuum might have gotten them a little flatter (you never get it as pretty as the pictures), but it did do the job.   After using the jumbos in my daughter’s room, I will probably use the other three or four bags for the top of my closet.  Not sure they will fit up there, but hopefully I will find a way.

 

Thus far, I am really happy with the SpacePlus bags. You can find yours here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SpacePlus-Premium-Storage-Comforters-Blankets/dp/B074DCCXDP .

 

I received this item at a discount for review. All opinions are my own.

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Star Wars BB-8 Herb Grinder

So I am a huge Star Wars nerd.   Though I identify more old school, my absolute favorite character is BB-8.   We had a Death Star herb grinder, or weed grinder as my son affectionally calls it, but it mysteriously disappeared.  When I saw this BB-8 Herb Grinder, I simply had to have it.

This little droid is about two inches tall.  There is a magnet type closure that keeps BB-8 together.  When opened there is a grinder that is amazingly sharp and when unscrewed, you can find your herbs, spices, tobacco, weed etc.

Honestly, I did not purchase this with the intent of using it, but rather to add to my little BB-8 collection.  I have a beanie, bracelets, handbag, wallet, lamp and now have several figurines that I am going to have to find a dedicated shelf for.   I thought I stopped collecting knick-knacks long ago, but I just can’t help myself.

 

 

Find yours here on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Grinder-Catcher-Perfect-3-Pieces-Container/dp/B07DHHSMVZ.

I received this item at a discount for review. All opinions are my own.

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Men’s Reversible Leather Dress Belt by QISHI YUHUA

I will admit it. Pep comes first for almost everything.   Then Hunter. Hubby is third and I’m always last. I think I need to do something about that.  My current task was to find hubby a new belt.  Matt is just rough on almost everything so I needed something durable and would look nice while it was being abused.

I am addicted to Amazon and prefer shopping online over going to the store these days.  I found this reversible dress belt by Qishi Yuhua that looked really nice.  No I hadn’t heard of them either but I thought i would take a chance.

This 1.25″ inch belt came in a very nice box with two shiny buckles. and I just loved the presentation. One of the buckles looks shinier  but my hubby tells me I am seeing things. I ordered a 40-44 and really should have ordered down a size as the belt is already on the tightest hole.  You can trim the belt but that would ruin the edge and hubby doesn’t want to.  So it will do for now. The buckle attaches quite effortlessly and is easy to flip to switch the belt from brown to black.

 

He’s quite happy with the belt for now. So we will see how it goes.  It does look very nice with his dress pants and with jeans/khakis.

Get yours here on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Dress-Leather-Reversible-Rotated-Buckle/dp/B07713VG72

 

I received this item at a discount for review.  All opinions are my own.

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Marigold Paper Cutter

After 10 plus years of science fair, school projects, girl scouts and who knows what other projects, my paper cutter was ready to kick the bucket.  It was so prehistoric the thought of a replaceable blade was not an option.  So in search of a new paper cutter I went.

I have a love-hate relationship with Amazon and sometimes I am really hesitant to try something no one has reviewed, but I absolutely love this Marigold 12″ Paper Cutter !

I love all the measurements on the metal base. I can line up and cut different sizes and even angles which is absolutely awesome. The paper cutter cuts cleanly and I can even cut through a sheet of cardstock folded into quarters with ease.   It successfully cuts laminated items, photo paper, regular paper, cardstock and even a thin chipboard.  I think it would even cut thin cardboard and I might try that later.  What’s even better is that the blade is replaceable and I can order it on Amazon too.

It also has a safety feature where it is virtually impossible for you to cut your fingers. I guess if you tried really hard you might but I haven’t been able to do so yet.

 

 

If you are looking for a new paper cutter.  Try this 12″ by Marigold.  You will be happy you did.

 

Find yours here.

https://www.amazon.com/Marigold-Professional-Titanium-Trimmer-TR410/dp/B015H4UQRA/

I received this items at a discount for review. All opinions are my own.

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Henzin 120″ Projector Screen

We have wanted a movable large screen for projecting movies and presentations from a tablet, phone or laptop.   You cant always guarantee enough white wall space and sheets are difficult to put up as they often don’t have any way to attach unless you put holes in the sheet or you use clothespins and then still need a way to attach.

I am very excited about this 120″ Henzin Projector screen because it has a black border that has GROMMETS !!!  I cant use string or rope and tie snugly between trees outside. I can use the attached hooks that came with it or use command strips to hang up securely on a patio.  I can even hang it up inside if I have a wall big enough for it.

The material is very soft and very white.   It folds up and fits in the supplied plastic envelope that can be tossed in your backpack or suitcase when traveling.

It has been raining non stop in South Florida for over a week so I have not been able to hang it up and use it yet.  It does have a lot of creases that I am not sure will fall out.   I will have to update my post once I have been able to use it.

I am pretty impressed with the quality.  Cant wait to see how a movie looks!

 

Get yours here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CK52HMP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews
I received this product at a discount for review.  All opinions are my own.

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iFecco Wireless Bluetooth Headphone

Life these days seems to make it almost impossible to have full attention on any one conversation or topic.  I know we need to learn to make time, but sometimes that just isn’t an option.   My daughter has a pair of over the ear iFecco headphones that she likes so we decided to look at the iFecco Wireless Bluetooth headphone.   And yes only one ear bud!

The headphone came in a pretty rose gold color and has two silicone earbud covers to use.  Full charge time took almost two hours so that was pretty close to the spec time of 1.5 hours. The headphone sits securely in your ear and it’s very lightweight.   We paired the headphone to my hubby’s Droid Turbo and my Pixel 2XL quite easily so that was another plus.

If you aren’t used to listening to music, a tv show with only one ear bud, it is going to be noticeably different.  It sounds more like a phone call you might make if the phone is up to your ear.   My hubby was broadcasting via Chromecast and noticed a sound delay that doesn’t happen with his other headset.   He also couldn’t go more than 20 feet from his phone with out sound degradation so there was not way to utilize the advertised 33 feet range.

 

When paired with my Pixel 2XL, the sound seemed to match the facebook videos I streamed as well as some music I was playing.  There is no volume control and it just goes into standby mode when not in use.  The headphone can be successfully paired to two devices but we wont be using that feature.

Overall, the iFecco Wireless Bluetooth Headphone is a decent earbud for the price.  Sound isn’t too bad, the earbud is comfortable and the rose gold color is quite nice. Find yours here on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077DWSW9W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews

 

I received this product at a discount for review. All opinions are my own.

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Baiter 13400mAh Power Bank Charger

As much as I would like life to slow down a little, it seems we are always on the go.  When Hunter started going to tech school all the way across town, I found myself spending four to five hours of driving a day which jumped to six when he started his internship.  While the car has charging devices, depending on where which kiddo needed to be where, sometimes there just wasn’t enough juice to do the juicing.

We have a kickbutt power bank charger I took to the Girl Scout Convention and it kept us and a few GS friends charged over the weekend.  That power bank is heavy and was expensive. Pep has taken it on a couple of trips and I secretly wonder every time if it is going to come home.  So we were looking for a power bank she could take with her – camping, to amusement parks, sleepovers, etc. that would still charge her phone or other electronic devices but not be so big, expensive or heavy.

We found this Baiter 13400mAh Power Bank Charger on Amazon.

From the Amazon website specs are listed to detect your device and provide the fastest charge up to 2.4 and can charge via a micro USB or Apple Lightning cable.  Dimensions are 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches and it weights around 11.2 ounces so it comes in under a pound.  It was a little larger than what I wanted for her, but the smaller power banks don’t have the same charging capacity.

 

 

My daughter had just come back from a weekend away and I couldn’t find my powerful power bank.  She had a banquet that night and I hadn’t had a chance to charge our camera so the power bank and the camera and cable ended up in the car.  The camera battery was at 9% and 90 minutes later was a little over 70%.   The battery pack still had enough juice to charge her phone.   While my husband is quick to point out it is not true lightning quick charge 3.0,  it is plenty sufficient for charging items on the go, or for a teenage daughter who may not have access to a power outlet when she is gone for the weekend.

Find yours here on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G4QALKC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I received this item at a discount for my honest opinion.

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Ifecco Bluetooth Over-the-ear Headphones

 

So we have two versions of these Ifecco Bluetooth over the ear Headphones.   They are both in a pretty rose gold color and both of my kids indicate they have a decent sound quality.   They are comfortable on the ears, easily sync and look good too.   My son gets at least 4-5 hours of listening time out of his headset. They are foldable and take a micro SD or TF card which is awesome for working out.

 

The only issue we had with the 2nd pair was that it popped where it folds and had to be snapped back together.  It is no longer a secure fit.  The company did respond via amazon customer service about replacing the product but my son decided he wanted to keep them since they were comfortable and still working for now.

Buy yours here on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Headphones-Foldable-Over-ear-Bluetooth-enabled/dp/B06WLL5JX8

All opinions are my own. Received this item at a discount for review.