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When looking for something to give a nice romantic lighting effect in their backyard my sister and her husband of course hit the pinterest pins and their local home store to get ideas. They already had the pool and overhang now they just needed something to spice it up a little. I happened to be offered the review of #Proxylighting's 48 ft Outdoor Waterproof string lights at the time and it worked out perfectly. They give the subdued lighting that you want in an outdoor space almost mimicking a flame but without the hassle and over a larger area. They are waterproof so they will last and they came with extra bulbs just in case. Did I also mention they are a great value? Relative to other options we looked at when I made a fun day trip with my sister they are economical and of such great quality. If you are considering lighting don't miss out on Proxy Lighting!
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Right now Kids Gold 14KforKids is having a Genuine Birthstone Earring sale! With 30% off 0.50ct earrings with your choice of birthstone in 14K gold.
If you are thinking about what to get for your kiddo for Christmas this could be one of the wow gifts! Since ancient times even back in the 80s when I was a little girl with my first set of earrings, the wearing of birthstones has been thought to bring good luck and good health. Every month has its own special stone, each with own fabled qualities and benefits. As a September baby mine is Sapphire, I prefer the blue now but then I was rocking some fake pink sapphires. Lily however with her sensitivity to nickel needs the real thing so here we go.
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hen it comes to diaper bags most are geared towards bright colored patterns or something overtly feminine, however this particular bag from Parent Ops stands out. With it's highly functional tactical design it compliments the less frilly person and also meets all the needs of a new parent. With enough room for several diapers, a change of clothes, wipes and a bottle you are definitely ready to go. This isn't however going to be your 12 hours away from home with a new baby bag. It's designed for a trip out when you aren't trying to move the baby. Like many parents with my first baby I drastically overpacked however, with the second I learned exactly what we would need and that is this kinda bag. Overall the style is great with a tac mom and tac dad badge so you rock your bag with a cute tag and wear this padded bag on your hip.
If you are looking to grab a great bag like this check it out on Amazon!
I like this bat, it's very similar to the wiffle ball bats from my youth and is perfect for my 5 year old but doesn't deflate and get destroyed by a minor step on or hitting the wrong thing. My five year old although he is well behaved he is also a boy and likes to test my limits. With this particular bat it has enough give that when he uses it in an incorrect manner say to hit a tree or something completely solid it doesn't destroy. The bat also has quite a bit of bounce so it can help just about any little t-baller can be a big slugger. I think they could have included a harder ball rather than the soft one or even a wiffle ball so that it didn't fly as far, but I guess that really isn't the whole theme as it is called Crush-it. Overall unique and great little bat any little slugger will love it! My little guy absolutely loves it!
I received this in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. I was not obligated to give a positive review and if I found flaws I would have stated them.
We have several of these floating around one of which was a very expensive gift from work by Jawbone. Our only issue with the expensive one is the durability. This one however gives the size and the sound of our Jawbone jambox but in a significantly more durable speaker. My finance is rough on things, working in a metal shop he wants to be able to listen to music but not have to also have to be overtly careful with his speaker. It blue toothed to his phone easily so he can stream pandora. The volume level is very comparable to our Jawbone jambox which is also something we were originally worried about when we ordered this one because the price is so much lower. At 1/3rd the price we weren't expecting it to put out such good quality sound or to have it work so well. It's waterproof which is pretty vital in the elements as well as when you are someone who likes to fish. However, this isn't a submersible so it's not to take in the pool with you, but if it does fall in it should be okay if you let it dry out. I am waiting for one to come out fully submersible but until then this is the next best thing. Overall this was a great Waterproof speaker and I am happy to have had the opportunity to try it out.
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I originally was not a fan of gold, but now that Rosegold is making an appearance on the jewelry scene I am changing my mind. This 3 piece set is super cute. My only complaint was the clasp on the watch actually was very difficult to get to open the first time. Once I got it open it works fine, it required a bit of strength but once it was unclasped the first time it was fine. I am guessing that was the way they repaired the previous issue of it being weak, now it's strong. But, I will happily take difficult to open the first time in exchange for longevity of the clasp. I also really like the different styles of clasp between the 3, with the watch having a sort of locking clasp, the butterfly bracelet having a hinge and the gem bracelet being a bangle. Overall the set looks great alone or together. It was easy to set the time and it seems to be holding it well and all of the gems on mine are solidly attached. I like that it came with a gift box and a bag for gifting if I choose to share, which won't be happening. Definitely a great set for the price and very nice looking.
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This suit is called the Newland Girl's 3pcs Mermaid Sea-Maid Tankini Mermaid Swimwear Bikini at 12.99 is definitely one of those Amazon only kinda finds. So I ordered this bathing suit for my 6 almost 7 year old Lily, she is as most girls her age a mermaid fan so I thought she'd love it. When I thought Lily would love the suit I most definitely was not wrong, she was so excited to get to wear a tail. The material is a thin stretchy material so it has some give and the top is definitely an area that you can get more give if you have a "fluffier" little mermaid. I got the XXL which I actually don't like in the naming, I wish they would have just stuck to age ranges rather than sizes but that is all personal preference, but it fit her very well. The length was perfect a smig too long but she is on the shorter size of 6 and it will last all through what I expect will be a growth summer. The end of the tail has an opening that allows her to walk comfortably similar if you wear a mermaid style dress or skirt, but with the extra stretch in the fabric makes it even more comfortable.
This however is not a tankini at least with the implication that it's designed to cover part of the mid-drift, it's more of a halter top bikini. I love the color the fabric is super vibrant and reflective looking like scales. It's definitely a little girls dream bathing suit.
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As many of you know I am not a petite woman, at 5'11" with some extra cushion and lots of curves maxi dresses and I have a mixed relationship. Typically they are too short for me landing mid ankle or above rather than their intended full length. They also tend to make me look a little on the pregnant side, which if you have ever been mistaken for pregnant you know is an incredibly embarrassing experience for both you and the person who contracts foot in mouth disease. All of that being said when I was given the opportunity to try out the 5 way Maxi dress I thought well what does it hurt if I don't like it I can tell you guys and no harm no foul. That's the point of my reviews anyways right? To highlight pros & cons about the products they send me so you as a consumer can be informed from an honest source.
So let me first highlight the cons of this particular dress, mainly it's the stripe pattern. I wish personally it was offered in solid colors although it wasn't yet on Amazon. Albeit flattering it definitely emphasizes the tatas, so if you are going for a more conservative look this is not for you. However, on the other side it emphasizes the Tatas! If you are looking to wow your love it definitely gives the ladies a look at me boost and I would say exaggerates a bit the feature. This however is coming from a woman with a 38DD so it made my boobs in certain wraps look monsterous and I had to dial it down a bit as to hope a few would look me in my face. Another con would be that it is very long, for those who are on the shorter side this could be a problem For me however it went to the floor! It was like a miracle dress except since I am the queen of highwaters I managed to get it caught in the grocery cart a half dozen times.
Another pro in my book was the 5 way wear patterns, my only wish is that they would have sent a how to picture guide with it. Winging it I only figured out 3 flattering ways to wear it, I am sure there are a ton more but I didn't figure them out yet. I also wish it included some little plastic clips that you could move around so that you could easily secure it rather than just tie. This again is a big boob problem I worry that one of the ladies might escape....
Overall however this is my new favorite maxi dress I love to lounge in it and look sexy. I am planning on buying a big floppy hat and some giant shades to rock that I'm an heiress look lol.
Disclosure: I received this book as an ARC, so no cost to me in exchange for an honest opinion. That being said my personal preference in books tends to rank Young Adult Dystopian high amongst the books that I like to read. I have read many many books in the last few years and if you want to read more of my book reviews head over to GoodReads!
Beat by Jared Garrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis: This Young adult dystopian novel takes place in a modified United States that is divided up into concentrated cities all run by a central government. With the motto of "Better Calm than Dead" the protagonist questions authority by "pushing" the limits of his heart rate and the belief that a "bug" is still in the air.
For me this novel actually felt very much like the Giver only a bit more graphic in violent details and considerably more flesh to it. I very much liked the lead character Nik he had the inquisitive mind of a teenager as well as was written very much with the rebellion required to push the social limits. The idea although not completely novel was modified in a way to give life to an already established ideology. The major issue I had was the lack of the letter C, but this may just be a personal preference.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone age 8 & Up they should be able to comfortably enjoy this book.
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So ideally I would have done some magical craft with these hooks to test them out for a pinterest worthly post, however without the time to do that all I managed to do was try them out. I opened up the package and replaced my current curtain rod hooks with these new double hooks. I originally had double hooks but I was missing a few and they don't sell packs of one so when the option came up for review I was like score! Plus, I have a few extra for when they mysteriously go missing again.... (to the hook culprit I will find you and when I do....) Anyways on the subject of these particular hooks. They are nice and they say they are rustproof. Thus far that is proving to be true and since I like to shower in water so hot it turns my bathroom into my own personal sauna or from my boyfriends perspective boils me alive and there is still no rust being produced. Overall I'd say that is really a win. I like the double hook because I love the two curtain look in bathrooms a frilly girly thing on the outside and the plastic liner to keep my bathroom floor from becoming a hazard.
If you are in the market for a set check these out they are currently 50% off which is always a sweet deal!
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