Why didn’t I get a smart T.V. when they first came out.

Because of the Amazon glitch/hack/breach, I have been waiting to order a smart television for my husband.  After it had been back for a week, I thought I would take a chance.  I had heard that putting your credit card details back in, may not be a good thing, as some accounts had charges on them.  I used my Amazon credit card, and only my transaction went through.

The television came yesterday, and as it’s a 55 inch, we had a friend take the one off the wall, and put up the new one for us.  Then came the fun time setting everything up.

I have to say that although it has taken us 5 hours, it’s been worth it.  Yes, we were cut off from technical support on the phone twice, but managed to get enough help from them to continue on ourselves.

We have our cable television working, wireless HDMI, so that we don’t have to plug the HDMI cable into our laptops.  I have already added my Amazon Prime account, and Britbox.

I love going up to a 55 inch television, and how bright, and clear it is.  I will be reviewing the TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV in a few days, when I have checked out a lot more.

 

Free shopping at Walgreens drugstore.

I have a Walgreen’s loyalty card, and use it for prescriptions, my shopping in the store, and also for ‘healthy choices, which allows you to add your exercise, weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure readings, as well as the amount of sleep you get.  All these give you Balance points.

I have been collecting them for almost 2 years, and today I had $35 to spend in the store.  With Easter chocolate being 90% off, I made a killing.  Especially the big box full of Russell Stover sugar free eggs for my husband.

Everything else was on sale, B.O.G.O.F. or B.O.G.O. half off, so I ended up getting almost $100 worth of products, and paying the balance of $8.  Just love it when things come together like this.

Doe’s anyone else save in similar ways?

CRW Shower Curtain Liner Mildew Resistant White for Bathroom Heavy Duty Anti-Bacterial, 72×72 White – Non Toxic, Eco-Friendly, No Chemical Odor, 2 Pack

When the CRW 2 pack Shower Curtain Liners arrived, I realized that last year I had bought the single curtain, at a discounted price. So I am putting that review here, and then writing how it has been working out for me.

‘I have a bathtub with the shower head on the wall, like most bathrooms. There are sliding panels from the ceiling down to the tub. However, when we bought the house there was only one, allowing water to spill over.
I have had a shower curtain up, and it has worked great. I wash it often but it gets build up on the bottom, that sits in the tub. That is why I wanted the CRW Shower Curtain Liner that is Mildew Resistant Waterproof Polyester. It comes with the curtain hooks as well.
As you can see from my photos, it is exactly what I wanted, and really works great. Being 72 by 72 inches, it goes right down the bath, so no water can get past it. I will be using it on it’s own, and white is perfect behind the single panel. Once the shower curtain has dried, I can center it behind the panel, and my bathroom looks good. At some point I will be having that panel removed, and replaced with 2 sliding ones.
Once I have finished having my shower, I do open up the curtain so it dries, and then it is ready for my next one.
I did receive this item at a discounted price, and chose to write a positive review about it.

That curtain still looks as good as it did when I first put it up.  No mildew or grim on it.  I do take it down monthly and wash it on a gentle cycle in my washing machine.  I prefer a curtain to the sliding panels, so still plan on using these.  I really can recommend them, because I have been using the same one

all this time.  I did take another photo of that one, as well as the new ones, so that you could see.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078MHTR83/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean Sea Wall Hanging Tapestries for Bedroom Yoga Beach (Shining Clean)

I have always loved the beach, and ocean, and am always taking photos of sunsets, however the moon can be just as beautiful.  This is why I am so happy with the ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean

 Sea Wall Hanging Tapestry.

The name of it is Shining Clean, and there is also Serenity.  They are both stunning, and you can check the other one out at the Amazon link below.

Initially I laid it out on my floor to get the full effect.  The colors are so authentic, and the sea just sparkles, like it does when you are there.  As soon as my husband saw it, he loved the design too.

A little from the Amazon website:

These Tapestries are completely screen printed in a traditional Indian method. This tapestry is printed on 100% pure cotton fabric, not quilted or woven. They are thin as sheet. Good, tight power loom construction. Each tapestry has its unique imperfections. In some cases what printers would call registration errors are intentionally included on the screen print to simulate hand woodblock prints.
It has many functions, besides tapestry, it can be used as picnic blanket, table cloth, girl’s shawl, Yoga mat, bed cover, curtain or any other décor purposes and practical use.
The size is 57 X 57 Inches.’

I haven’t decided yet whether this is going on a wall in my bedroom, or whether I am going to use it as a bedspread.  I kind of like the idea of seeing it on my bed, so I think that is where it will end up.

I did receive this tapestry for free, and am hoping that from my photos, you can see how gorgeous it is.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0798X24X4/?coliid=I3126K1P0HXM14&colid=2GK6GTA92TUPK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

ACRAFT Christmas Decoration Handmade Lantern String Lights for Patio Rustic Metal Cage with Industrial Style Black Pendant Lighting for Tree Branches Outdoor Garden 10 Bulbs 7.1ft

ACRAFT Gift Turquoise Teal Blue Boys String Lights for Teen Bedroom Battery Operated 10Led 7.1ft Cotton Balls Lights with White Wire for Tee Pee

Chef Remi Latest Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer | Lifetime Replacement Warranty |Perfect for Oven, Oil, Barbecues, Baking, Making Candy, Meat, Turkey or Any Kitchen Tasks |Rated No.1 Grill Accessories

I love the Chef Remi line of kitchen products.  Back in August, 2015 I bought a thermometer from them, and recently it kept showing an error.  They immediately sent me the Chef Remi Latest Instant Red Digital Cooking Thermometer, that comes with a lifetime replacement warranty.  You certainly can’t beat that.

As with all their products, it works perfectly, and easy to use.  Today I was making a pork loin casserole, and I got an instant reading from the thermometer.

I can certainly recommend all the Chef Remi products, and their customer service.  There was no hesitation, they sent it out to me, free of charge.

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Thermometer-Replacement-Barbecues-Accessories/dp/B01D30P9O0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1519505157&sr=8-4&keywords=chef+remi+meat+thermometer

 

 

 

BRIETIS Chalk Paint Wax Brush | Premium Boar Bristles, Smooth Coverage with Annie Sloan Quality for Furniture Painting, Waxing | Soft, Durable Bristles | Folkart, Stencils, Large Round Chalked Brushes

We have some older furniture, and before replacing it with new, I figured I would try waxing, or painting it.  Therefore I was happy to receive the Brietis Chalk Paint Wax premium boar bristle Brush.

It is suitable for folkart, stencils, painting, and waxing.  The bristles are soft, and tightly packed.

A little from the Amazon webpage:

  •  ‘Made from natural & high-quality boar bristles (NOT synthetic) that’s soft, durable and smooth coverage to increase your productivity for the most efficient chalk paint project
  • High-quality bristles selected, through the twice-boiled and the professional improvement process during 35 days to create the maximum bristle retention and the firmness for multiple uses
  • Compatible with all types of colors, paint, wax such as clear, dark, soft wax … The brush can work with a variety of furniture, home decor, wood, cabinets, chalkboard, etc.’

The handle is easy to hold, and the bristles allow the wax/paint/chalk to collect the product, and evenly distribute it.  It is easy to clean, and has a loop, so that it can be hung up.  This way the bristles are hanging away from other items, and not being squashed up.

There is a ‘FREE EBOOK INCLUDED: A Comprehensive Guide: Chalk Paint for Beginners, as well at a 60 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.

I did receive my brush for free, and can honestly say that it is exceptional quality.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076J8D3Z6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Cheng Yu 2017 Mosquito Killer Lamp Bulb, Fly Killer Indoor Bug Zapper 110V E26/E27 Light Bulb Socket Base for Home Indoor Outdoor Garden Patio Backyard

Living in Florida we get lots of mosquitoes. There is spraying going on for them at various times, but whenever we get heavy rain, and it sits, then they come out in abundance. Because of this, I thought the Cheng Yu Mosquito Killer Lamp Bulb, Fly Killer, Indoor Bug Zapper would be a great product.
It is a single bulb that has the regular light bulb fitting. It goes in lamps indoors, and also fits our light fixture out on the back patio. I screwed it in, and have a remote for the light. I switched it on once, and got the light, as well as the bug zapper, switched it again, and they went off, the third time, just the zapper came on without the top light. You can see the difference in my photos. This makes for a very easy way to use the bulb.

A little about the product from the Amazon webpage:

  • ‘Environmental mosquito, pure physical no radiation, can be used for pregnant women and children
  • Mutifunction :Both can light, also can kill mosquitoes.Three channel control.
  • High brightness, low power consumption.long lifespan:20000 hours
  • Energy saving on mosquito coil or mosquito repellent, and keep the air fresh in you house.
  • Specification:
    Socket type: E27
    Lens color: white
    Light color: purple light
    Shade material: pc
    Shape: birdcage shape
    Drive power: constant current
    Power: 15W
    Input voltage: 110V
    Led lamp beads quantity: 24pcs
    Color temperature: 6500K
    Rendering index:> 80
    Luminous flux: 1000lm
    Luminous efficiency: 100lm / w
    Beam angle: 180 °
    Ambient temperature: <50 °
    Waterproof rating: IP20
    Three models of function:
    – Led lighting + electronic anti-mosquito
    – Electronic anti-mosquito
    – Off
    Size: 95mm * 150mm’.

If you get mosquitoes around your home, at less than $10 for this bulb, with Amazon Prime, you have a safe product that will protect you, and your household. It is energy saving, using only 15 watts.

I did receive my light bulb for free, and have used it. I know that come our rainy season, this will really help me, as I hate opening the door in case mosquitoes come in.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078SWN2J8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Strawberry Halo E-Z Seal Re-Seal Reusable Peva Storage Bag kit (5 Pack) ideal for Food snacks, Lunch sandwiches, Make-up, Stationery, Travel Storage, Home organisation and more

I use so many Ziplock bags, which end up getting thrown away, as they are single use.  When I saw the Strawberry Halo E-Z Seal re-seal reusable Peva Storage Bags, I thought ‘Great’ less landfill.

They are see through, and come in 2 handy sizes.  There are 2 of the Snack bag 8.5″ x 4.75″, and 3 of the Lunch bag is 8.5″ x 7.25″.  They have an excellent thick seal to them, which doesn’t leak.

I have tried them with water, just as an experiment, and no leakage.  Then with food.  You can see the leftover hot dogs, in one of my photos.  They are also great for the office, keep desks tidy, and everything together.  Ladies, all of your

travel makeup would fit in either size, depending on how much you take.

There are so many other uses for them, and I am sure that everyone can come up with different ones.

They are food grade quality, BPA free, are freezer safe, and travel friendly.  They are completely airtight.

A little from the Amazon webpage:

  • ‘Leak-proof lock seals in freshness and is perfect for Make-up, Make-up Brushes, Food storage, Baby Pacifiers, Stationery and much more…
  • Capable of holding liquid without spillage Pack of 5 reusable zip seal bags (3 lunch size, 2 snack size)-the perfect solution for plastic bag waste
  • Freezer safe and hand washable Made of FDA-grade PEVA material (which is also PVC, BPA and Lead free)’

I am loving using them, and thinking about getting more, as the savings of not buying throw away bags, would pay for them  over time.  I did receive mine at a discounted price, but feel that these are a great value product at $17.99, with Amazon Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078NXVJ7M/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

GURUN Tabletop LED Lighted Makeup Mirror with 7x Magnification, 8.5-Inch,Double-Sided, Chrome Finish M2208D (8.5in,7x)

There is only two words I can use for the GURUN Tabletop LED Lighted Makeup Mirror with 7 x Magnification, quality product.

Yes, I do realize that this is an expensive LED Lighted Makeup Mirror, but the money has been put into the product.  It weighs 4 lbs., which means that when using it, the mirror will not budge.  The dimensions are 12.6 x 7.3 x 16.8 inches, so it is a big, strong mirror.  It has a chrome finish, which adds to it’s beauty.

On one side it is an LED lighted mirror with 1 x, and the other side is the 7 x  magnification mirror.  As you can see in my photos, it lights up really well. The mirror can be turned over, so you don’t have to move it around.

A little from the Amazon webpage:

  • ‘Made of high quality BRASS: Rustless, anticorrosive and durable
  • Double sided mirror in 2 magnification setting: 1x & 7x that is suitable for any task
  • The light mimics the true lighting of the outdoors so that your makeup looks flawless when you step outside!
  • Compared to mirrors with incandescent bulbs, Led won’t get hot with prolonged use and saving energy
  • Stylish Chrome Finished

My husband wanted the last mirror I reviewed, in his bathroom, so this one will now be in mine.  I did receive it at a discounted price, and have really tested it well, before writing my review.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UJCBA7Q/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

Mckbane Trifold LED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror, 3X/2X/1X Magnification Mirror with 24 Led Lights Touch Screen 180° Adjustable Rotation Dual Power Supply Folding Cosmetic Mirror

As we get older it’s nice to have products that help us with everyday needs.  That’s where great products like the Mckband Trifold LED Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror, come in really handy.

I find it hard to do my makeup, or pluck my eyebrows, looking through my glasses.  When I take them off it’s even worse to find that hair that is annoying me.

With the magnification mirror, it makes it so easy.  After setting your mirror in place, you can put 4 AA batteries in the compartment at the back of the mirror, or like me, use it with the plug provided.  I have several cable strips with USB slots to push it into.

Switch it on at the back, and then press the circle on the front of the mirror for the LED lights to come on.  Press it again for them to go off.

Being a Trifold mirror it gives you great coverage, and having the 180 degrees rotation means that you can see places, you may not have seen for years.  I really love that I don’t have to place mirrors in awkward places, like I used to.

This is a really elegant mirror, that has storage space at the bottom of it.  This way it doesn’t take a lot of space.

A little from the Amazon webpage:

  • ‘The lightening feature will helps much when you apply makeup in the morning.And the light brightness is adjustable by pressing and holding the sensor button for seconds. You can touch the bottom portion of the mirror and the 24 LED lights automatically comes on. If you hold the button the lights will dim.
  • 1X/2X/3X Manification Vanity Mirror :3 Panels magnifying and a wide-angle viewing for you to see clearly your facial features and make a more perfect makeup with each detail taken care of.  In the box are: 1+ vanity makeup mirror,1+ mirror stand ,1+ usb cable,1+ manual instruction.1+ blush brush.We promise one year warranty.’

I did receive this product for free, have been using the mirror, and this is my honest opinion

of it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756SH8C3/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I239EKJYK55E2T&colid=2GK6GTA92TUPK&psc=1