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Jinweishun Sviuse Women’s Summer Strapless Sleeveless V-neck Casual Split Sexy Beach Prom High Maxi Long Dress

Over the years, Pep has gone through multiple phases of clothing.  When she was little, it was skirts and tops and knee high socks and cute hair bows and pigtails.  Then it was tunics and leggings.  A year later, the leggings itched all the time.  Then it’s been jeans and t-shirt and in middle school the required polo and button downs.  Then she found Hot Topic and we were back to dresses of sorts.  They are all character themed of course.

But HT doesn’t carry a lot of plain colored clothing items.  And Pep looks great in bold colors like orange.  When I saw this dress, I thought it would be a cute party cover up for her HP swimsuit.

This dress is polyester with a little bit of spandex.  It has a very flirty skirt.  The v cut in the front is low so you are showing a lot of skin.  Which is why I thought it would be good for a beach party cover up.  However, Pep doesn’t like it at all.  She wouldn’t even let me see it other than she said it showed everything and she didn’t want another one.   We did get the small. She did say a medium would be too big in the top.

You can find yours here on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074MP43QY

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I am going to give it to my niece who is a little less curvy than my daughter and see if she will wear it.

I received this product at a discount for a review. All opinions are mine or my daughter’s as the dress was bought for her.

 

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Leader Accessories 4 IN 1 Air compressor Tire inflator, Vacuum Cleaner, Digital Tire Pressure Gauge and 12V LED light

I have decided that I operate on a different frequency that the rest of the world. If it is an electronic chip in it, eventually I will burn it out – Just ask my cars, my computers, my fitbits, my cell phones – they all have weird glitch behaviors.

Being stranded on the side of the road with a tire issue is in my list of top 10 things I really wish would never happen. This Leader Accessories 4 in 1 sounded like an awesome car companion.  The device plugs into your 12v so you need to have power to the car.  It comes with several attachments for the vacuum, but my preferred tool was the crevice tool. The bendable hose was not quite flexible enough but was disappointing because the brush attachment would not stay attached.   When the car is on, you just turn on the device and I can have Pep sweeping up her mess in the back seat in no time.

It also has an LED light.  We were shining it during the afternoon, so it didn’t seem too powerful when its still daylight outside but works much better in a low light setting.

Besides the vacuum, I really really like the tire pressure gauge and air compressor.  You hook up the tire gauge cable and it tells you pretty quickly how inflated your tires are. If you need to add air, turn the compressor on and you can add pressure until you turn it off.   The cable is stored in the same bay as the power cord.

Overall, I am really happy with this product.  I did wish the accessory sweeping pieces and the pump needle had an accessory bag.  Right now they are laying in one of the split compartments of my trunk.

 

I received this product at a discount for my review. My opinions are my own.  Get yours here

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075G88XYV

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XYUN 3D Sleep Mask

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep – five  to eight hours would be ideal.  Me….I would be happy with just an hour or two of solid sleep.   I hate looking at my Fitbit.  “You were restless 462 times….” – I don’t know why it doesn’t count for steps.  So while my hubby and kids get a nice eight hours of sleep or more,  I am a grouchy mom wishing I liked coffee so I could make it through the day.

At night, I need blackness (almost Pitch Black – but not quite).  I am incredibly sensitive to light, noise, movement – I must be thinking the zombie apocalypse is coming.  Add that to my clockwork nightmares and I’m battling the world in sleep mode.  So I was looking for a sleep mask that was comfortable, where I feel like I could breathe and not have it right on top of my eyelids and it needed to really block out light and movement.  So I tried the XYun 3D Sleep Mask.   It’s very soft, doesn’t get tangled in my hair even though it has an adjustable strap and it allows my eyes to blink.   It also blocks out the light and movement.   I am getting a solid hour or two of sleep before the nightmares kick it so that’s a plus.   It also comes with a small pouch and a set of soft moldable ear plugs.

I highly recommend and you could find yours here at amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/XYUN-Lightweight-Comfortable-Ergonomic-Adjustable/dp/B076K8X6T8/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1511318589&sr=8-1&keywords=XYUN

 

Pep’s review here:

 

 

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

 

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ThinkFun Rover Control

My middle school daughter loves coding. She is already familiar with several coding applications and she is very interested in robotics. Along with most other activities, this involves extensive screen time. When I received the opportunity to review Rover Control by Think Fun, we were very interested. At first my daughter was a little disappointed because the Rover Game pieces didn’t move around the board upon completion. However, after the first or second puzzle, she quickly began to see the challenges that awaited her and she started skipping ahead to see if she could solve the harder ones. The Rover Control has terrain boards for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. As the levels advance, the challenges not only include getting from Start to Finish using the red-green-blue patterns but also including have to stop at charging stations, data upload stops and even the need to collect terrain samples.

The puzzles are definitely challenging and can even work in a group setting as mom, dad and teenager were sitting together figuring the best way to solve a higher intermediate puzzle. This puzzle game can be played in small segments of time or you could spend hours going through the challenges. There is also a solution book to check your decisions or if you are totally stumped (yes I peeked once because I was clueless). This is a definite thumbs up for Game Night, as a solo game, from clubs and scouting, Hour of Code – it is awesome. ThinkFun currently has three games in this series – Rover Control is number two.  I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
You can also check Pep’s video review out too:

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Simpizia 17 Piece Leather Sewing Tool Kit

When I was little, my dad used to make all sorts of leather working projects.  We had handmade wallets, key wallet, key rings, quivers, change purses, purses, belts with our names embossed) and beautiful, beautiful patterns. You name it, my dad could make it.

It seems over time though, leather working has become a lost art.  I was looking for a simple starter kit that I would add to over time as I basically would be starting all over.

The Leather Sewing Tool Kit by Simpizia is a 17 piece kit that covers all of your starter needs.  All of the craft tools have wooden or steel handles making them incredibly sturdy.  There are two spacer tools, an adjustable stitching groover, burnishing, scratch and sewing awls, and a jerk needle.  The set also comes with beeswax for your thread, leather needles, scissors, finger cots, a thimble, a grinding polish tool, hairballs, and three colors of thread.  All the items can be stored in the small black storage bag.

The finger cots fit my fingers great but are a little small for my husband’s large hands. They fit my teenage daughter comfortably.    I highly recommend using the finger cots and thimble because the tools are very sharp (as they need to be).   Just messing around with the scratching awl, I easily traced a pattern into a small piece of leather just as a test.  My daughter also started tracing a pattern that she will later make into some type of pouch or holder. The tools are easy for her to use.

We need to add a few stamping pieces to this set, but so far we are enjoying our journey back into leather-working.  This 17 piece kit can be found on Amazon.

I received this product at a discount for review. My opinions are my own based on product testing.

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Simpizia 17 Piece Leather Sewing Tool Kit

 

When I was little, my dad used to make all sorts of leather working projects.  We had handmade wallets, key wallet, key rings, quivers, change purses, purses, belts with our names embossed) and beautiful, beautiful patterns. You name it, my dad could make it.

It seems over time though, leather working has become a lost art.  I was looking for a simple starter kit that I would add to over time as I basically would be starting all over.

The Leather Sewing Tool Kit by Simpizia is a 17 piece kit that covers all of your starter needs.  All of the craft tools have wooden or steel handles making them incredibly sturdy.  There are two spacer tools, an adjustable stitching groover, burnishing, scratch and sewing awls, and a jerk needle.  The set also comes with beeswax for your thread, leather needles, scissors, finger cots, a thimble, a grinding polish tool, hairballs, and three colors of thread.  All the items can be stored in the small black storage bag.

The finger cots fit my fingers great but are a little small for my husband’s large hands. They fit my teenage daughter comfortably.    I highly recommend using the finger cots and thimble because the tools are very sharp (as they need to be).   Just messing around with the scratching awl, I easily traced a pattern into a small piece of leather just as a test.  My daughter also started tracing a pattern that she will later make into some type of pouch or holder. The tools are easy for her to use.

We need to add a few stamping pieces to this set, but so far we are enjoying our journey back into leather-working.  This 17 piece kit can be found on Amazon.

I received this product at a discount for review. My opinions are my own based on product testing.

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