Review: May Designs @maydesigns


I received a May Designs Agenda Book last week.  I gave it to my daughter for back to school.  It is personalized with the letter ‘S’, and since her name is SDC14732Sarah, it worked out perfect.

Sarah is an academic honors student, that will be a senior this upcoming school year, and needs to keep her appointments and such straight.  She was so excited when I gave her the May Designs Agenda Book

She loves the design, and the fact that it has her initial right on it.

The inside of the book is fantastic.  There’s month by month and week by week.  There is also a place to put your personal information. With the calendar in front, she will never lose track of days.

May Designs has more than just agenda books, though.  They have personalized cards, stationary, custom items and notebooks to name a few.

If you haven’t shopped at May Designs, you are missing out.  Their prices are so great.

You can like May Designs on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest products and promotions.


Announcement: Walking With Dinosaurs #dinosaurlive

wwd_coverphoto_pittsburghThis is the most amazing opportunity! My 3 year old will LOVE this!  I’m excited too, to see the enjoyment on his face will be so sweet.

CONSOL Energy Center, July 30th – August 3rd During the Cretaceous, the supercontinent of Pangaea completed its breakup into present day continents, although their positions were substantially different. Though Gondwana was still intact in the beginning of the Cretaceous, Gondwana itself broke up as South America, Antarctica and Australia rifted away from Africa. The Indian Ocean was newly formed. Such active rifting lifted great undersea mountain chains along the welts, raising sea levels worldwide. Laurasia started to rotate clockwise and moved northward with North America to the north, and Eurasia to the south.

The environment was warm and sub tropical and there was no ice at the poles. The sea levels were high. Broad leaf trees replaced the conifers and flowering plants appeared for the first time and became the dominant flora. The landscape looked very similar to the landscape today, but there were still no grasses. On land, mammals were a small and still relatively minor component of the fauna. In the skies, Pterosaurs were common in the early and middle Cretaceous, but as the Cretaceous proceeded faced growing competition from the adaptive radiation of birds. Dinosaurs continued to diversify and dominate the landscape. The herbivorous Hadrosaurs, Ankylosaurs and Ceratopsians emerged. New carnivore groups developed including the Tyrannosaurs, Spinosaurs and Dromaeosaurs. One of the most widely accepted explanations for the mass extinction of animal and marine life at the end of the late Cretaceous is the collision of a meteor into the earth. Many changing environmental elements contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs; however, it seems the impact of an extraterrestrial body was the decisive factor.


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Review: EnvyDerm


I received EnvyDerm last week, and it’s fantastic.SDC14688

It’s supposed to pump my lips up to 37% with plumpness, and it’s a miracle worker.

My lips are dull, small and lifeless, when I use EnvyDerm, my lips come to life, and have an amazing shimmer.

EnvyDerm is dermatologist approved, vegan, and gluten free, long wear gloss.

I love it, and when I put it on, my husband pays more attention to me.

I’m not good at self portraits, but the picture to the right is me, after wearing EnvyDerm for just 10 minutes.  This stuff is amazing.  EnvyDerm is my new go to lip gloss for all things.

“All our products are formulated without the following ingredients: Parabens, Gluten, Triclosan, Phthalates, Sulfates, Petrolatum, Lanolin, Paba, Paraffin, DEA, Synthetic Fragrance, Nanopeptides, GMO’s, Animal derived products, or Mineral oils.”

There are so many colors to choose from (I chose Mauve) and the cost is only $23.00 a tube.  Best part:  FREE SHIPPING TO DOMESTIC UNITED STATES.

They also have Mascara, Eyeliner and Nighttime Serum.

Remember to like EnvyDerm on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest promotions and products.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Review: Kuisiware Heat Resistant Super Glove

The Kuisiware Heat Resistant Super Gloves are amazing!SDC14731

We read the paper that came with it, before using the Super Gloves.

Here’s some facts about the Gloves:  They protect your hands up to 350 degrees for up to 25 seconds, Do not use the gloves when they are wet (it loses its heat resistant properties), Do not use on oily, greasy or wet surfaces, do not exose the glove to open fire, and do not let small children play with them either.  100% cotton linen, machine washable, and lightweight, as well.

So after reading all that, we used them to take a hot pan out of the oven.  We avoided getting burnt!  They work better than the instructions say.

You can get a pair of them off of Amazon for only $21.49.  That’s an excellent value for something that will keep you from burning yourself on your oven, stove or even grill.

My husband loves this product.  He has one of the gloves by the grill, to keep from getting burnt when using our tongs.

You can like Kuisiware on facebook to stay up to date with their latest promotions and products.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Fulcrum Gallery

Fulcrum Gallery is my new go to place for enlarged Canvas Prints!  They gave me my choice of print, which could’ve been personalized, but I chose one for my husband’s game room.

He loves his print, and the quality is excellent.  The canvas print arrived just a few days after ordering, and there are options to make it whatever size you want, the style you want, etc.


The print will forever remain in the hallway, going up the steps to Joe’s “Man Cave!”  Or, as he has always called it, haha.  This was the perfect picture for my household.

We were so close to picking a picture of our little one, but we have canvas of him already.  So I was scrolling the site, and after just a few minutes, I came across the picture I picked.  I didn’t tell Joe, until it came.  I told him it’s his job to hang it though, and face it, we know how men procrastinate!  So I set it in a pretty setting and took the picture.

The picture I took doesn’t give the canvas the full justice it deserves.  It truly is amazing!

You can take a look at Fulcrum Gallery’s Contempory pictures to see some of the great artwork available.

You will also receive 5% off of your order, if you sign up for Fulcrum Gallery’s newsletter.  That’s generous.

There is also a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which is super, but I’m sure you will be satisfied!

They also have more than Canvas prints, you can also get your items framed.

You can also like Fulcrum Gallery on Facebook to get exclusive offers.





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Review: Cave Tools 2 Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer

I received the Cave Tools 2 Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer the other day, and my husband simply loves it.  We’ve never had a meatSDC14684 thermometer before, and we grill all the time, so this is really convenient for us.

Super easy to use, and super fast temperature reading.  Even I can use it.

There are so many benefits to purchasing the Cave Tools Thermometer, like you get access to a Free download of The Grill Master’s Essential Barbecue Recipe Book, as well as, Free download of the Cave Tools Internal Meat Temperature Guide, Free 3 Month Subscription to WiseJack Cooking Recipes for Men, and  Lifetime access to the Cave Tools Member’s Area.  All the above for just the price of the thermometer.  And they are practically giving it away.

Why Cave Tools Has the Best Cooking Thermometer on the Market
- Recalibration Feature So You Can Ensure Long Lasting Accuracy
- Quick Read Times of 4-6 Seconds So Your Food Doesn’t Get Cold
- Highly Accurate Within 1°F So You Always Get the Exact Temperature
- 100% Stainless Steel So Your Digital Cooking Thermometer Is Shatterproof & Waterproof
- Pocket Sized Thermometer with Pocket Clip So You Never Lose It
- Replaceable Watch Battery With Auto Off After 10 Minutes For Long Lasting Battery Life
- Large Digital Display – Buttons Space For Big Fingers – Max Temp Recall And -40 – 450 °F Range
- LIFETIME FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! If you feel your meat thermometer doesn’t live up to expectations, return it no questions asked

All of the above for just $15.99, can you believe that price?  And it’s on Amazon.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Review: Schick Hydro 5 Groomer #HydroChallenge

I received the Schick Hydro 5 Groomer from Schick a few weeks ago to try out.SDC14617

I gave it to my husband, Joe, who loves it.  He says it gives him a nice clean shave.  There five ultra glide blades with skin guards that help reduce friction and act to smooth the surface of the skin, doubling the points of contact with blades to reduce irritation.

It Trims with an adjustable power trimmer that can be customized to desired hair length.  And hydrates throughout each shave, with a Gel Reservoir with aloe lubricates skin.

This shaver is a great one, in my husband’s opinion.