Raw Activated Charcoal


I recently fell in love with raw activated charcoal powder because of its many uses. It draws out impurities and acts as a filter.  This is what’s inside the filters for your refrigerator water maker and the filtered water pitchers.  It cleans everything so well.   You can use it to whiten your teeth, as a facial mask, on burns and wounds, and as a detox. I love this activated charcoal powder by Moody Zook.

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Activated Charcoal


I’ve only recently begun using activated charcoal powder. It has many beneficial uses. It draws out impurities and acts as a filter, so to speak. You can use it to whiten your teeth, as a facial mask, on burns and wounds, and as a detox. I love this activated charcoal powder by Sagano.

activated charcoal

I dip my damp toothbrush lightly in the charcoal powder and then brush as usual. It’s a huge mess, as a full disclosure, but it does work as a tooth whitener. Afterward, I need to brush my teeth with toothpaste to get rid of the black that’s left behind. I haven’t used it for a facial mask, but I’m excited to try that soon. I imagine that it will draw out the nastiness that clogs pores. I’ve heard that you can mix classroom glue with the charcoal powder to rub into your face, then allow to dry. I can’t wait to try this. I heard it works like the blackhead removal strips.

I’ve found the quality of this activated charcoal powder to be very high. It’s food grade, so you don’t have to worry about ingesting it. In fact, it’s good to take a spoonful with water to help as a detox. It helps reduce gassiness and indigestion.

You get enough charcoal powder to last a LONG time, so there’s a big value here. I highly recommend it!  Get yours here!

How have you used activated charcoal powder?

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. However, I never recommend products to my readers that I don’t truly love and want to use myself.

No Tie Shoelaces


My dad is a diabetic and has issues with neuropathy and feet swelling up to twice their size.  It isn’t easy for him to put his shoes on or take them off. He keeps the laces extremely loose, so much so that they can’t be tied because there isn’t enough string left over.  I thought I would have him try these no tie shoelaces.

no tie shoelaces

We only used the largest no-tie shoelaces in this pack on the holes closest to his toes. Then we added his shoelaces in the holes above them so that he had more room to actually tie his shoes. It worked great!

no tie shoelaces

These shoelaces are made of what seems to be rubber. They have a fabric texture imprinted on them, though, so you really can’t tell the difference from far away.

It was pretty easy to put these laces in. Not too easy, though. If they’re too easy to put in, they’ll be too easy to come out.

Overall, we’re very happy with these, as they helped to solve a practical problem for my dad.  Get yours here!

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, my opinions are 100% my own.

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Silicone Cooking Glove

For some reason, my kitchen stays hot.  I do cook a lot and use the oven most of the time, but it feels like you entered through the gates of hell.  Really.  You would think I wouldn’t mind getting all those hot casseroles, baking sheets, and iron skillets out of the oven.  I should be used to it, right?  Wrong.  I would be lost without a good silicone cooking glove.

I used to use the old-school square potholders and oven mitts.  You know the ones – your mom and grandma used them.  The problem is that they get so nasty.  That’s why using a silicone cooking glove is so popular.  Some stand out above the rest, though.

This silicone cooking glove by GM is ok.  It does the job of protecting you from heat.  It also helps you keep a good grip on hard-to-handle, hot dishes.  They can even help you open tight lids.  You get two gloves and a potholder in one bundle.  They’re super easy to wash by just throwing in the dishwasher or in the sink while you hand wash your dishes.

There are things that I don’t like about this silicone cooking glove, though.  First, I wish it came with a cotton lining to help prevent sweat.  You won’t wear it long, but it doesn’t take long for silicone to trap moisture. A cotton lining would help them stay comfortable and cool.

Second, my husband can’t wear this silicone cooking glove because the fingers are too small. Even though my hands are on the large side, this glove won’t go all the way over my fingers.

Overall, I think this silicone cooking glove comes at a reasonable price.  It would be a good choice for someone with small hands.  If your hands are larger, though, tread carefully.  You can get yours here.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, my opinions are 100% my own.

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Universal Travel Adapter Wall Charger


I have a friend who is a world traveler.  He and his wife have been to every continent and almost every country.  I love to hear their stories, as I love to travel myself and hope to follow in their footsteps someday.  I recently asked him what their most useful item is for traveling.  His answer: a universal travel adapter wall charger.

universal travel adapter wall charger

Anyone who travels internationally eventually has the problem of not having the correct outlet to fit a plug.  Bumming chargers and adapters is not a fun experience, especially when you want to go sightseeing and immerse yourself in a new culture. This universal travel adapter wall charger will help you make the most of your travels.

This universal travel adapter can handle almost any type of plug.  It works well for United States and Canadian plugs that have two and three prongs.  It also has the slanted prongs used in Australia and New Zealand, the three pronged variety used in the United Kingdom, and the kind used all across Europe.

Even better is that this universal travel adapter wall charger has two USB ports!

I highly recommend this!  It’s reasonably priced, and it can save you many headaches on your travels.  Get yours here.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, my opinions are 100% my own.

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Broom Holder


My broom closet used to be such a mess! I just threw in brooms, mops, sweepers, dusters, and loads of cleaning products. It seems strange that the place I keep cleaners is one of the dirtiest areas in my house. This broom holder by Doko-In helped to change all that.

This broom holder keeps five items and includes 6 hooks to hold other items. It also comes with two single holders. It holds much more than competing products.

It’s durable and holds up to 11 pounds on each ball. When you push the handle of your broom or other item in and up across the ball, it catches. When you let go of the handle, it then is held in place. You can pull and yank on the broom, but it still holds. To remove it, you push in and up while pulling it out. It’s so simple and durable!

Installing this broom holder is very quick and easy.  It takes less than five minutes.

I recommend this product for organizing lighter items such as brooms, mops, dusters, and even light rakes.  Get yours here.

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I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  However, my opinions are 100% my own.  I never recommend products to my readers that I don’t actually want to use myself.

broom holder

Nursing Bra


We all know that breastfeeding is best for babies, but nursing is often times not a pleasant experience when you are sore and your bra can’t handle your growing cup size. This nursing bra will help make breastfeeding more enjoyable.

nursing bra

This is the second nursing bra that I’ve tried, and both have been made my Mamaway. I couldn’t be happier with them. They can even be worn as regular bras because they do offer support. They are so, so comfortable.

This bra has removable padded inserts that provide extra protection against leakage. They also add cushioning, which makes sleeping more comfortable. The bottom band is extra wide and offers support to help with the pain of a growing cup size. It doesn’t feel tight or roll up at all.

It’s made of 20% spandex and 80% nylon. The feel is silky and light, while still offering support. Mamaway claims that the fabric stretches to hold an increase of three cup sizes. There are clips for opening the cup for easy access to feeding. I’ve found them very easy to open and close, even with one hand. You can’t tell that there are clips through your clothing.

nursing bra

You don’t order this bra in typical sizes, but choose between small, medium, large, extra large, and extra-extra large. They include a chart to help you choose based on your normal bra size.

This nursing bra doesn’t need any special washing care. You can throw it in the washer as usual. I always hang dry my delicates, so I haven’t tried putting it in the dryer.

If you are a new or expecting mother, this nursing bra will make your life a little easier and more comfortable. Get it here.

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I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, my opinions are 100% my own. I never recommend prodcuts to my readers unless I want to actually use them myself.

Bluetooth Speakers


I’ve tried several bluetooth speakers and had begun to think they were “a dime a dozen,” as we say in the South.  Then I tried these water resistant bluetooth speakers by AYL (Accessorize Your Life).  The others that I have are no comparison to the quality of this one.

bluetooth speakers

AYL’s bluetooth speaker can play loud music and does exceptionally well with a pronounced base line.   Really – this speaker plays music much louder than any other bluetooth speaker that I’ve tried.  The sound quality is excellent with no distortion at all.

You can place and receive phone calls through this bluetooth speaker.  The buttons on the top of the speaker itself double as controls during phone calls.  Again, the sound quality is great with no distortion.  Pairing the speaker with your phone or tablet is easy.  The speaker makes a sound to let you know once the pairing takes place.

The speaker is water resistant, so it’s a great option to have around the pool or water.  We splashed quite a bit of water on it, and it still performed wonderfully.  We haven’t submerged it, although I’ve seen a video review from another product tester who took it in the shower and placed it directly under the water.  It still worked great!  Get yours here!

I’ve tried several products from AYL, and I’ve been completely happy with every single one of them.  It’s rare that I search out a certain brand, because frankly, I go for the cheapest prices most of the time.  This is one brand that I do search out, though.  Accessorize Your Life makes many products, and all of them are excellent quality.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  However, my opinions are 100% my own.  I never recommend products to my readers that I wouldn’t actually want to use myself.

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