If only my dream dress fitted me, or I got some customer service from Grace Karin.

I was ecstatic with joy to find out that I was going to receive a dress, from the Grace Karin collection.  They were giving them away for free, and all you had to do was pay shipping and handling.  I just checked on it, and it was $13.98, but I was going to get a dress that retailed at over $300.

I am 109 pounds, and take a U.S. size 2 or 4.  So I ordered the size 4.  When it arrived I couldn’t wait to try it on.  I undid the zipper that goes up to the waist, and pulled it on.  I asked my husband to zip me up, and then lace the top of it.  He couldn’t zip it up to the waist, and there was a gap.  This meant that there was no way he was going to lacer the back for me.

I have never owned a dress like this, and was so disappointed. I immediately went online, and messaged Grace Karin, and also private messaged the lady that helped me through the process.  This was January 22nd.  I have been sending messages for help, every other day, but no replies from either.

If I ordered a too small a size for me, then I know it’s my fault, but all I was asking was, if anything could be done.  I haven’t worn it, and was hoping that I could send it back, pay a fee, and shipping, and handling, to get a larger size.  I think I would need a size 8, seeing how tiny this is for me.

Customer service is everything for me, having owned a restaurant.  When you can’t get a reply, even if it was to say that they couldn’t help me, I would have accepted it.  I have given them long enough, so now needed to let you know the lack of communication from Grace Karin.


ANACCI Portable Home Gym Fitness Equalizer Best Quality Suspension Straps Adjustable Total Body Workout Weight Training Chest Workout Kit

As you will know by now I am a gym rat.  I go 7 days a week, and have been known to go twice in a day.  I do boxing/kick boxing, Zumba classes, lifting weights, and circuit training.  I also like working out at home, so was happy to receive the ANACCI Portable Home Gym Fitness Equalizer Best Quality Suspension Straps Adjustable Total Body Workout Weight Training Chest Workout Kit.

Yesterday it was a cold rainy day, in Florida, and I really didn’t want to leave the house.  My husband had already set out the Suspension Straps, over the top of a door for me, so I was all set to try them out.  It was so simple, and took less than a minute.

I read the Anacci body weight trainer setup and training guide, which gives you:

How to 1 attach to the door?  How do I place my feet in the foot cradles?  About train safe?  About program instructions?  About training program?

I really wanted to see how to use it, so went on YouTube,  and found this brilliant video for first time uses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsWU3VKUduA

The equipment was the same, and she went through everything I needed to know.  We did stretching, and then exercised, and cooled down.

I did some great squats, and upper body exercises.  Then onto the floor to do the plank, an exercise where my knees were bent, and hips off the floor, just to name a couple.

I had my husband take a bunch of photos, because the only ones I took were to show you, from laying on the ground.

I really love the suspension.  You can do so much more, bring your feet in, and almost lay backwards.  It even helps you with balance, as I would never be able to do exercises on one leg.  I love the photo of me with a one legged squat.  I pride myself on great squats, but this is so much better.

The video lasted around 25 minutes, and probably 15 of that was the basic workout.  On completion, my heart rate was up, my body felt as if it had been working out, and as good as an hour, in the gym.

I still plan on going to the gym, and doing what I love, but will also come home, and use the  ANACCI Portable Home Gym Suspension Straps, for a Total Body Workout.  I can see after a week or so, that I will be able to do the exercises without the video, or go onto a more advanced one.

I can take it with me when I go on vacation, and use it in our timeshare apartment.  There are also extension links in the box, that can be used with it, or outdoors on a tree, frame, etc.

The product is excellent quality, and I feel totally safe, allowing it to take my weight.  It comes in light green, orange, military green, sapphire, and yellow.

I have since done my own video on setting up the ANACCI Suspension Straps  and hope that you enjoy it. 


I did receive this product for free, and have fully tested it out.  The review is exactly what I thought of it, and no way biased.



HOTOUCH Women O-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Twist Knot Front Ruched Solid Tunic Top

I so love the Hotouch brand of women’s clothing, and was delighted when I got the  HOTOUCH Women O-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Twist Knot Front Ruched Solid Tunic Top.  The color I chose was purple.  It also comes in blue, and black.

This is called a tunic top, but I wore it as a dress.  The sizes are medium through XX-large.  I tried it on immediately, and knew that it was my kind of dress.  It comes just above my knee.  The top shows a tiny bit of cleavage on me, but very minimal.  The ruched top, which is interwoven, really makes this dress.

The material is 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex , which gives some stretch to it.  There are no zippers or buttons, and this dress/top goes over the head.  It is nice and wide, so easy to put on.  It has pockets on both sides, which is useful.

My pictures are the night of the dance.  Initially I put a petticoat/slip under in, but it made it flounce out a bit,so I took it off.  I asked my husband if he could see through the material, and he said ‘No’.

I got lots of compliments on the dress, and was happy to tell my friends to check my blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ pages in a few days.

I can see myself also wearing it with my skinny jeans, and I also have at least a dozen different figure flattering leggings, in black, dark gray, and light gray.  They will look so good together.

I haven’t washed it yet, but it is machine washable on a cool temperature.  I will use a delicate setting.

I did receive this dress for free, and wrote my personal review of it.  I wasn’t asked to write a positive one, but if you love it as much I do, then of course I will.


HOTOUCH Womens Lightweight Hooded Raincoat Active Outdoor Waterproof Jacket

HOTOUCH Women’s 1950s Vintage Cap Sleeve A-line Swing Party Dress

Lady in red, yes that’s me, and I love the HOTOUCH Women’s Slim Mesh Patchwork Sleeveless Cocktail Short Flare Dress




Naggoo Clearance Sale Women’s Letter Print Raglan Sleeve Jersey Baseball T-shirt Tops

Once the holidays are over it’s the time to buy for this year.  So I bought the Naggoo clearance sale Women’s Letter Print Raglan Sleeve jersey Baseball T-shirt top.  It has ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ on the front of it.

The main color is a pale gray, and the sleeves and neckline are bright red.  They also have it with green sleeves.

When I read about it, it states that it runs small, as I usually buy small, I went with medium.  The medium fits me perfectly.  It is nice and long, so I don’t have a gap between my trousers, and the top.

The T-shirt is 35% Polyester and 65% Cotton.  It is a very soft material, and is thin, but feels warm on.  It says to wash separately, but I did mine on a delicate cycle, with other coloreds, and on a cold wash.

If you like this shirt, there are only two of the red ones left.  It doesn’t say how many of the green.  Being clearance, when they are gone, they are gone.

I will be adding more photos tomorrow, as I am having a problem with photos loading right now.

I did receive this product at a discount, and in no way did it persuade me to write a positive review of it.



On automatic pilot

Acquaintances, and online friends ask me the question, how have you gotten through the 23 years, since Len had the 2 massive heart attacks, and quintuple by pass surgery.  His daughter tells me all the time, that she would have lost her Dad then, if I hadn’t been here to take care of him.

I have 2 answers to this question.  First off, I go on automatic pilot, because of dealing with the various situations over the years.  I know the signs of a heart attack, a sugar low, blood pressure low, and a stroke, all of which he has had.  I also know when his arteries are getting blocked.  His heart won’t take anymore surgeries, so he has a pacemaker/defibrillator.

The second is my faith.  As Len has had more health issues, now with his kidney failure, I ask the Lord for strength every morning, and night.  I often ask during the day too.  Having this growing faith, has allowed me to do many things, that I would have thought impossible.

Yes,  so it’s autopilot for me.  What about you?


Kauai – Silicone Wedding Ring, – (Pro-Athletic Series) Designed for Comfort, Fitness, Exercise, Weight Lifting/Training, Running, Rubber Ring, Safe Silicone Wedding Band

I have the exact same ring in the ladies range, but this one is for my husband.  He comes to the gym with me, and does a little weight training, as he is 83 years young.  He has completely misshapen so many of his gold rings, that I got this one for him.

All the reverent information is in my earlier post, which I have just updated.  You can find it in the link below, or by going to the previous post.

We both love them, and recommend them to anyone who workouts, or does a job where they could loose or damage their wedding ring.  At $9.99, I think it is a bargain, as I would rather replace this one, then an expensive gold one.

I received this ring at a discounted price, and again wanted to share the benefits, of a product such as this.


Kauai – Silicone Wedding Ring, -Women’s Designed for Comfort, Fitness, Exercise, Weight Lifting/Training, Running, Rubber Ring, Safe Silicone Wedding Band


Kauai – Silicone Wedding Ring, -Women’s Designed for Comfort, Fitness, Exercise, Weight Lifting/Training, Running, Rubber Ring, Safe Silicone Wedding Band

Sorry, I had the wrong Amazon link on this review, so therefore doing a reblog, to ensure that the correct link is there for you.

Kauai – Silicone Wedding Ring, – (Pro-Athletic Series) Designed for Comfort, Fitness, Exercise, Weight Lifting/Training, Running, Rubber Ring, Safe Silicone Wedding Band


I had a silicone wedding ring for over a year, and lost it.  I reckon it was when I was wearing gloves, as I was lifting weights, and when I took them off, it came off with the gloves.  Being silicone I didn’t hear it, hence losing it.

Being married, and going to the gym every day, I take my wedding ring, eternity ring, and engagement rings off, whenever I am doing arms.  Even though I know most people, as it is an independent gym, I still like to wear a wedding ring.

The Kauai – Silicone Wedding Ring, – (Pro-Athletic Series) Designed for Comfort, Fitness, Exercise, Weight Lifting/Training, Running, Rubber Ring comes in 4 sizes, from at 5 to 8.  There are 5 colors to choose from.  Taken from the webpage: ‘We Use Only Pure Medical Grade Quality Silicone. It’s Hypoallergenic, Non Conductive, and Non Porous. Dirt, Oil, And Paint…

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CHGeek Car Cup Charger, USB Car Charger 12V/24V Multi Function Car Power Adapter with Dual USB Ports 3.1A + 2-Socket Cigarette Lighter Splitter for iPhone iPad, Android Samsung, GPS, Dashcam – CH07

I do all the driving, so when we go travelling, I need to have my phone with me.  If I am using the G.P.S., then I want it charging.  My husband has a tablet, as well as smartphones, so it’s good to have a charging station for him too.

The ChGeek car up charger, has 2 USB slots, that  will work with smartphones, tablets, dashcams, and many more items you need charging.  Having the 2 socket cigarette lighter gives you 4 outlets for charging.

The unit is one piece, is black, smooth, and sleek.  It sits really well in the front cup holder, and it’s easy to plug it into the vehicle’s cigarette holder.  This can stay in place, so you don’t have to keep pushing and pulling, whenever you need it.

It is made of high quality fireproof materials, and this is what I found on the website: ‘Low Voltage Alarm] — Compact design with LED display monitoring your car battery. When car voltage is less than 12V, warning with flashing number on the display ‘

It also has a ‘Built-in replaceable fuse 10 amps and protective circuits, high quality components prevent the product or your devices from overheating or overloading. Charging will stop automatically when battery is full.’

I really like this product, as I don’t have leads everywhere , it is a quality product, sturdy, and goes well with our new vehicle.  I can see me getting years of use out of it.

I received this item at a discounted price, and chose to write a review about it.


USB Type C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 Technology USB-C Car Adapter w/ Type-C 3.1 Cord Cable


StylnClass PREMIUM Stainless Steel Non Stick Heat Resistant Kitchen Tongs with Silicon Tips SET ( 7inch , 9inch and 12inch ) for Barbeque, Cooking and Grilling  

I have several kitchen tongs, and they tend to be big, and bulky.  When I measured them, they are all 12 inch.  That is why I am very happy to have the StylinClass Professional Kitchen Tongs set.

I adore the 7 inch ones.  They are perfect for putting out appetizers, teacakes, scones, and any small items.  These tongs are great for sharing a salad for 2 people.
The 9 inch ones, I am using more for cooking, but can also be used for baking too.  As they have silicone tips, and great for lifting food off of hot trays.  This is much better than burning your fingers.
The 12 inch ones are big enough for grilling, cooking meat, and even for picking up slices of pizza.  They are a perfect size when you have a party, and are cooking/baking it quantity.
They are stainless steel, with silicone tips, which means that you can use them in non-stick pots, and pans.  They are BPA free, and Eco friendly.  All 3 tongs come in the locked position, and to open them up, all you have to do is push in the O ring at the end of them.  When you want to put them in a drawer, or hang them up, just pull the O ring out, and they close tight.
You really can’t hurt yourself with these tongs, unless you poked yourself in the eye with them, so are really safe for anyone to use.  The quality is excellent, and they are not heavy, or cumbersome.
Just wash them as you would any other kitchen item, either in the dishwasher, or by hand.
I absolutely adore the baby ones.  I want to play with them all the time, and try more uses for them
I did receive these tongs for free, and as I love writing reviews, I couldn’t help but do a positive one, as they are so cute.


Ten minutes can be a lifetime.

March of last year my husband was still really sick, and we had moved into the condo, but still had the townhouse.  We got in the vehicle, and I drove to the townhouse, from there we were going out to have lunch.  He stayed in the car, while I switched off lights, opened blinds, and checked everything.

Ten minutes later, when I got in the vehicle, my husband wasn’t coherent. He was mumbling, sweating, and having a sugar low.  I drove to the next street, where our condo is, ran in the house, and got the Emergency Diabetic Kit,.  I mixed the vial with the product in the syringe, shook it, and shot him up with it.  I then did a sugar reading.  It was 29.

As he was sitting in the passenger seat, and the hospital is less than a miles from our home, I drove him there, breaking all speed records.  Once I arrived, they took him in, and couldn’t even get a reading.  That meant it was below 20, and he was in a diabetic coma.

Of course he survived it, but Ten minutes really can be a lifetime, or loss of life, to a diabetic.  Please take time to know the signs.