Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone that celebrates, a Healthy New Year.  I personally think that if you have your health, then you will be happy, and with good health you can achieve anything.

I pray that is is a good one for all my fellow bloggers, and all my followers.


Do you feel sad at Christmas time?

My husband and I have lived in Florida for 29 years, and I was fortunate enough to visit my family in England every summer, up until he had a cerebral hemorrhage, and a brain tumor.  Thankful benign, and dormant.

I chose after that not to leave my husband to visit England.  Christmas was a sad time for me, so a few years back, when he asked me what I wanted, I said to spend Christmas at our favorite beach.

This is what we have been doing.  Hopefully we will be able to get through on Skype, to England, on Christmas day.  With the time difference I don’t get to see my granddaughters open their presents, but manage it some time during the day.

Now when my husband asks me what I want for Christmas, I tell him that I already have it, as a timeshare at Christmas is always waiting for me.  What are you doing for Christmas/the holidays.

My other free gifts from sellers.

I previously wrote about receiving 3 free items, and wrote about one of them.  The other 2 are Fittest Pro Knee Sleeve Package (pack of 4). Comprises of 1 pair of Knee Compression sleeves, and 1 pair of Knees Braces.  Also from the same company a back brace with 2 foam liners.  It is a compressive wrap with lumbar support.

I love my sellers, and am 100% fair when I write my review of their products.  I never expect free products, and these were sent to me, without the expectation of a review.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and thank you for these wonderful gifts, that I will gladly use.






I have the heating on in Florida!

Both hubby and I have coughs and colds.  He has had his for 2 weeks now, and I have been so careful, but finally had the sore throat on Friday, and the coughing, and sneezing today.

So I was going to write a review, but figured I would rather sit here in the cozy house, and just write what came into my head.

Yes we are going out tonight, as Len has 3 meetings, and I want to spend time at the gym.  We were at the beach earlier in the week, and I managed my walking, but with all the clothing, earmuffs, scarf, and leather gloves, no one would have recognized me.

Tomorrow I will be back into writing mode, and some more items that you may wish to buy for Christmas.  Stay warm, as my daughter sent me snow photos from England that I had to share with you.   Enjoy this festive season.


Not only is today Mother’s Day in America, but it is also my first anniversary of writing on WordPress

Yes, it is double celebrations today, as a mother I was given a rose, after my Zumba class today, and I had kept my card from March 26th, when it was Mother’s Day in England.  My daughter knows I keep it up for 2 months, which is cute.

So 1 year ago I started my blog, prior to Amazon wiping my Profile in August.  We all knew that it was only a matter of time, for Professional writers to loose their reviews, so I was totally prepared.

I have really enjoyed my first year, and have so many great fellow writers here, wonderful sellers, and other reviewers that I appreciate.

Thank you everyone for making it special.

AnnaLisa Organic Cotton Rounds, 240 Count (3 Pack of 80)

You may look at the photos, and think that you are reading a review from about a week ago, but I was lucky enough to receive the organic cotton rounds, by AnnaLisa this time.

They are packaged exactly the same way.  3 packs of 80.  They are made with 100% organically gown virgin cotton, and are pure combed pads.

They can be used for removing nail polish, makeup, or to apply astringents, toners, and lotions.  They are really soft, and feel good on your face.  Even after using a cleanser, I can still see grime on the pads, when applying the other side.  They pull apart easily.

I love these just as much as the premium cotton pads, and you can find the link below, as I don’t want to be repeating myself.

Gone are the days of cotton balls, as the cotton pads are here to stay.

I received them at a discount, and have written my own review, after using them.


AnnaLisa Premium Cotton Pads, 240 Count (3 pack of 80)

Update:  March 31st, 2017

I have also received a single roll of the Annalisa Organic Cotton Pads that contains 80 rounds.  These are the same as the above, but obviously less expensive.

Again I received these at a discounted price, and wanted to share that with you.

Chef Remi Liquid Chalk Marker Pens – Set of 8 Dry Paint Erasable Fine Tip Markers

I do have a couple of sets of reusable labels, with white liquid chalk marker pens, that I use for my freezer food, and other uses in the kitchen.  However, they are pretty boring.  When I saw the amazing colors of the Chef Remi Liquid Chalk Marker Pens – Set of 8 Dry Paint Erasable Fine Tip Markers for A-Board, Bistro Chalkboard, Whiteboard or Restaurant Window – 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, I thought how neat they were.

They can be used on windows, and I so wish I had them before Christmas, so that I could have written on the inside of the windows.  It would have been so neat, to have seasonal greetings on them.

Not to worry, I have been trying them out on labels, books, glassware, and so much more.  The colors are so bright and clear.  They are:  Red, White, Green Yellow, Purple, Blue, Pink, and Orange.

When you start to use them, you first shake them with the caps on, and then press up, and down on them, until the color comes through.  They will write thin, medium, and thick.

I can’t wait to have a get together, so that I can use them.  Once you are done with the wording, all you have to do is wipe the letters/design off, with a damp cloth.  You are then ready to start your next creation.

The Chef Remi Chalk Markers come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you have nothing to loose trying them out.

I received mine at a discounted price, and am so happy with them, that I wanted to share my review with you.  Just think of all the places you will be able to use them.




Daily Prompt: Vegetal

When the Daily Post Prompt is a word I rarely use, I tend to check it on a search engine.  This is what I came up with:

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.
2. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.
3. Vegetal (wine), a descriptive term used in wine tasting.
4. Végétal, the second studio album by singer-songwriter Émilie Simon.
Of course I knew it was related to plants/vegetables, and I vaguely remember it in our sex education classes, back in the late 50′, early 60′.
I wonder how many older folks out there smile on how sex education was approached in those days.  Purely clinical. My parents never mentioned it, and when I was about to leave school at age 15, was asked if I had been told about the ‘birds and bees’ while at school.
How life has changed over the years.  Anyone else remember how they found out, or willing to share?

Sitting 2 hours in silence waiting for wordpress to work properly

I have been running around all morning, and got home around 1.30 p.m.  I figured I would check the Daily Prompt email, and write a post.  I clicked on the HTML link, and I got the blue circle going round, and round.  I have been trying to get that link for 2 hours.  It keeps stating that wordpress has stopped working.

I even tried to copy and paste it on my phone, but all that came up was the word ‘WordPress’.  So I have written the link down by hand.  Yes, pen and paper, and hoping that it will work, when I type it in, at the end of this post.

I had no intention of writing this post on being lost for words with wordpress, but it has certainly made me feel better.  Silence can be a virtue.

Typed the link in once it was in HTML and it didn’t work for me.  I will try again in a couple of hours, because now I am going to get very verbal.


Exfoilate your face without having to use a mask, or mud pack, with the Kingdom Electric Facial Cleansing Brush

I cleanse my face twice a day, but never sure how well I have done it. I always use a quality cleanser, water, and a cotton ball. So when I had the chance to get a Kingdom Electric Facial Cleansing Brush with, 3 Speed Settings, which is Cordless, and has a USB Charging system, I was happy. It is a waterproof design, and it comes in baby pink.

First off, it is a quality product, and feels very comfortable in your hand. You need to plug in the USB for up to 16 hours for a charge. I think mine was around 12 hours, and it worked great.

I wet my face, and the brush. I then applied some of my cleanser to the brush, and pressed the clean button. It goes onto the lowest power, you can press it again for the next one, and once more to get the highest speed. Upon pressing it again, it switches off.

I tried the first level of cleansing, and slowly worked the whole of my face, using the directions in the booklet that is provided. It felt really good, as the brush is so soft. It says to use for 1 minute, and so I switched it off, rinsed my face, and patted it dry. I also ran water through the Facial Brush, and let it air dry.

Taken from this page: “360-degree rotary soft brush head that easily removes make-up, dirt, oil and dead skin. Your skin’s natural radiance will shine through as the brush exfoliates and clears clogged pores which help your skin absorb nutrition effectively from your skin care products like essences and creams”.

I am using it every other day right now, on the lowest speed, and my skin feels really soft. I do use a serum, and an anti-wrinkle cream both morning, and night on my face. I feel that this is working for me, and may go to either the next speed, or daily after a couple of weeks use.

It comes with a second facial brush, so I think it is wonderful value. It also has a black drawstring bag to keep it in, rather than the box.

I received this item at a discounted price, for an honest, and unbiased review..