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GameReview: Punderdome

punderdomeI have had some friends tell me about the new game punderdome and how they wanted to try it out. So I decided to give it a try. I am not “punny” and usually any puns I made were not intended because that is just not how I think.  The punderdome game has 200 cards included which prompt you for two items that you must make a pun out of. This game works best in large groups, as one person judges all the puns written down and the winner of that round becomes the judge for the next, and so on.  I like this rule because if you have one friend who is really good at making terrible puns, they can only win every other round which gave me a chance to maybe win sometimes as well. The game also has the option for prizes. There are two envelopes and the prizes can be decided on by the host and the winner can choose an envelope – one can be a fun prize and one a booby prize to make things a little bit more fun! I found that I was getting better with my puns the more I played, so I think with more practice perhaps I might be just a little bit punny.

 

I received a free copy of this game in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: YRU Sneakers


I typically wear a size 8, though I have a wide foot so based on other reviews of these shoes I ordered a size up and got a 9. I got the floral print, though I was really hoping for the metallic sneakers, but unfortunately they were sold out in the size I needed. These shoes are very comfortable and are great for taking walks in. They are light weight which is definitely appreciated when on a long walk! The shoes fit though may be a tad bit too long, but in order to fit the rest of my wide foot in it, that’s the trade off.

I received a product at a discount in order to write this review.

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Product Review: Premium Felt Pads – 127 Pieces

Our entire house is hard wood so we have to try and keep it as protected as we can by using protection on all of our furniture.  Recently we had the chance to try out Seddox’s 127 piece premium felt pads. What I liked best about these were the dark chocolate color and the variety or sizes! Even the strangest or largest sized furniture had a piece that would work out.

Seddox felt pad set boasts guaranteed protection from scratches on your floors, counter tops and furniture.  The set includes 127 pieces – including a bonus pack of 25 rubber bumper pads! (Try saying that 5 times fast…)  When you buy the set you get a really large set of pads of different sizes that can be used for anything – plant pots, lamps, vases, dishes and anything else you can think of! They are resistant to wear and have extra adhesive. They are made of high-density material and are 1/6 inches thick (4mm). A soft adhesive bottom sticks these to furniture for long term use – move your furniture around so much more easily and the pads will stay in place!

These are easy to use – just clean the desired surface, remove the protective film and apply the protectors to a clean, dry surface and you are ready to go!

Contains:
32 pcs x round 1 inch
32 pcs x square 1×1 inch
24 pcs x round ¾ inch
12 pcs x round 1 ¼ inch
8 pcs x 5 ½ x ½ inch
2 pcs x 5 ½x 4 ½ inch

  • Color – Brown

Pick up a set of your own at Amazon today! I received these products at a deep discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: All Tough Self-Adhesive Round Felt Pads

I have found the secret to keeping my hard wood floors looking new!  Although I have to say I got them a little too late as my bed and some other furniture in my room had already done some damage – but now that I have all Toughs Self Adhesive round felt pads I can at least keep my room protected from any further damage! These are heavy-duty adhesive felt pads to help protect your surface investment. There are 144 includes in the pack – 36 1 1/2 inch, 72 1 inch, 36 3/4 inch.  These are foam backed and have more sticking power so that the pads stay where you put them! Highest quality felt available for safely and gently safeguarding your cherished surfaces against scratches, scuff marks and abrasions. Easy peel and stick to chairs, tables, couches, lamps, potted plants and more! 4mm of heavy duty pad for more protection.

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Get your set of All Tough felt pads on Amazon today!  I received a product at a deep discount in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Fineliner Pens

Fineliner Pens from Platinum Art Supplies is a great collection of 60 fine tip pens.  These are great for writing out notes, setlists or journal cards for scrapbooking or coloring in adult coloring books.  The tips of the pens are very fine so you will have no trouble getting in those tiny intricate details.  Here you can see an owl coloring book page I started using these pens.  My only complaint – which is more of my own fault than anything else – is that the lighter colors show up so lightly you feel like you need to press harder in order to get a deeper color to show up and it kind of makes the pen tip fall apart a bit.  I need to keep that in mind when using the lighter shades included in this collection.  I absolutely love the colors included and how there are different variations on the same colors which makes everything look awesome and shaded!  There are 60 pens included in this set but only 30 colors – 2 of each is included.  These are available on Amazon and make a great gift for a friend or yourself 😉

I received a free product in exchange for this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Sambrosa

This is probably true for most offices – but in mine it seems like everyone is always sick and it just cycles through us all over and over again. Sharing might be caring but not when it comes to a cold!  I’m always trying to find ways to combat the cold and was interested in checking out Sambrosa Sweet Dreams Sleep Syrup.  It is made with real honey and helps you with sleep, coughs, colds and allergies.  I’ve tried other sleep aids that claim that they would put me to sleep, but more often than not, it doesn’t work.  With Sambrosa within about half an hour there was no way I could fight the sleep and my eyelids were HEAVY.  I woke up feeling refreshed after having a good nights sleep and whatever cold I thought I might have been getting seemed to stay away.

Sambrosa has natural ingredients, honey and organic herbs and it is GMO free. The main active ingredient is Doxylamine.  Each bottle has over 20 nights of sleep in it!  This is one of the most popular nighttime syrups in Europe and it is now available in the US.

I have to say, that I did not like the taste – but I usually follow up on any of these liquid syrups with a big glass of water too.  It looks like honey, tastes a bit like honey but also a bit of black licorice which made me make all sorts of faces.

I received a free product in exchange for this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Pager Tag Bluetooth Key Finder

Do you have a problem with misplacing your keys? I do.  For a while I was commuting to work with my Dad, so not using my car during the week inevitably meant that my keys were MIA come the weekend when I wanted to head out somewhere.  Now that I have Pager Tag Bluetooth Key Finder, I’ll always be able to find my keys!

Once you take everything out of the package, put the battery inside the PagerTag device (that is super light and super thin so you won’t even notice it on your keychain) and download the app to your phone.  Pair the tag and lose your keys!  The app helps you find the keys by having the tag beep for you to find it and also lets you know if the keys are nearby or not (if not, try another room in the house!)

You don’t have to use the pager tag for just keys either.  If there is something else you lose often, attach the pager tag to it instead and you can use the app and tag to find that item.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Art 2 Frame 16 x 20 Canvas Print

I am always looking for new and fun ways to display some of my photography. One of my favorite ways is to get my photos printed and wrapped on to canvas.  Recently I had the chance to try out “Art To Frames” which makes their canvases available on Amazon.com.  I got a 16×20 and after struggling to choose which photo I wanted to use for my canvas, the process couldn’t have been easier.  Simply find them on Amazon, choose which size you want (they are available in 16×20, 24×16, 24×18, 24×20, 30×20 and 36×24 and prices start at $24.95) and then press the “Customize Now” button.  There you can easily upload a picture from your computer and add it to your cart.  ArtToFrames recommends that you use an image greater than 1MB and for best results a 2500 x 3500 px or higher resolution photo shot in portrait mode.  They are currently able to support a maximum file size of 7MB in jpeg or png formats.

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Once you’re done, just sit back and wait for your canvas to come in the mail! Mine came in just a couple days and looks amazing! I can’t wait to find the perfect spot to hang it!

I received this product at a discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: 100 Gel Pens

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Recently I had the chance to review a 100 pack of Gel Pens from Artists’ Choice.  They come in a great case so you can keep them all together and it doesn’t take up a ton of room and also there is not any duplicates.  I had previously gotten a set of 60 to review and while there was quite a selection, there were also a lot of duplicates.  This one doesn’t have that – which I found to be both awesome (so many colors to choose from!) and not so great either since I was coloring in a large segment of a scrapbook page (I went on a kick of making my scrapbook pages be coloring book pages too) and needed to use 3 different pens once the first one ran out halfway through.  Fortunately I expected to run out of ink and was doing every other letter so it would look like it was done on purpose – and it only ran out one letter too soon.  See if you can spot it in the future when the page makes it into a scrapbook saturday post (It isn’t done yet so I’m not sure when it will be… but someday!)

All the colors I tried were very vibrant and some even had sparkles in them which is always a plus!  They worked well and I didn’t have to fight them to get the ink to come out and i am looking forward to coloring some more scrapbook pages, writing out setlists and even doing some coloring book pages with them in the future! Definitely check these out if you are looking for some colorful gel pens.

I received a free product in exchange for this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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Product Review: Beets Blu Heart Rate Monitor

If you’ve been following the blog recently you’ll know I’ve been trying to get healthy.  I have been using my Jawbone Up for almost a year now and have recently started trying to do more walking around the neighborhood, starting small but hopefully working my way up to longer distances and without the assistance of my leg brace.20160406_210950

I had heard that the best way to track how many calories you are burning is by measuring your heart rate, as all the other apps just estimates.  Beets Blu has a heartrate monitor that you can use through an app on your phone and bluetooth, as long as your phone is compatible. (iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 and later and Android 4.3 and later are all compatible)

At first I had some trouble trying to get the app to see my monitor.  Don’t pair the monitor with your phone like you do other devices, just “search” for it in the app and let it connect.  I also found I needed to be wearing it in order for the app to see it. (And if that didn’t work, try wetting the connectors)

The strap of the device is adjustable, like a belt.  I wrapped it just under my bra and it snaps together.  Then I told the app to start monitoring and went on my walk. After the walk, it gave he the details of what I did – my walk was at 1:33pm for 12 minutes and I burned 94 calories. (Runkeeper said I burned 44 calories)  My average heart rate was 132, 137 5 minutes after the start and 127 5 minutes before I finished.  There’s also a graph displayed to show the bpm.  (And I did go a bit faster than usual to try and get my heart rate up)

I did find after my first use I needed to adjust the strap a little bit more as it did get a bit uncomfortable to wear, but once I did that I hardly even noticed that I was wearing it.  It is super easy to use now that the app can see it and I am looking forward to tracking my activity a lot better with it.

I received a free product in exchange for this honest review.

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