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Jodi R
14 February 2016 @ 08:15 pm


I spent a little time reading through the reviews because sometimes I get a better idea of what to NOT do with some products and I thought a lot about how many stars this should get. In the end I decided on 5 stars because this product does exactly what is says.
It says right on the bag that this is more meant for "cleaning on and around skin folds. In particular, it is appropriate for cleaning perianal, lip, the ear, paws, hot spots, and the muzzle."
It also says you can clean your dogs fur. Well I think common sense says you would NOT want to use these for that on a large dog, it would be like giving yourself a bath with baby wipes.
All that being said, I have a small min pin/dachshund that this works perfectly on, especially since its the middle of winter. I don't have to give him a full bath and he has shorter fur and no under coat. I would not use this as a replacement for a regular bath nor do I believe that is what this is meant for.
It does have a slight apple scent but its very slight. On the topic of them drying out, I have that issue with baby wipes sometimes, usually if you don't close the lid properly and I noticed on this you have to be sure you get it closed all the way. If they do dry out, I usually just add some water to the container.
As far as use, they are a tad on the thin side compared to some baby wipes but they are sufficient. I used this on my little one and was pleasantly surprised how much dirt it removed.
The price is pretty on par with what I pay for Huggies Natural Care wipes and the ingredients are similar, except the fragrance.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.

#PetWipes
http://www.amazon.com/Wipes-Dogs-Resealable-Container-Mavel/dp/B00PYH7ERG
 
 
Jodi R
13 February 2016 @ 10:14 pm

I think this is pretty good, especially for a manual grinder. Yes it might take you 90 seconds to grind your coffee. It's pretty straight forward to use, easy to take apart and clean, and grinds enough to make an average strength 4 cup pot of coffee or if you want a cup in your Keurig. If you don't mind taking an extra 2 minutes out of your morning this is perfect for you.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes anything that sucks.

#apexselectcoffee
http://www.amazon.com/burr-coffee-grinder/dp/B013JLD4HC

 
 
Jodi R
13 February 2016 @ 09:41 pm


I love this thing! I was so in need of something like this for my car I just couldn't find anything that would work until this. I have it attached to my passenger seat and when I have my granddaughter in the seat behind it I can easily flip it around to the front so its not in her way or in her reach. It comes with a few bags to get started, it also fits grocery bags nicely. The strap is adjustable so you can fit it on many different types of seats.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.
#carbagecan
http://www.amazon.com/Can-Best-Litter-Easy-Install-Clean-Waterproof-Organizer-Perfect/dp/B01ABVOJR2
 
 
Jodi R
13 February 2016 @ 08:33 pm


They seem a bit pricey to me, but if you're an Adventure Time fool then this might be totally worth it. Comes with candy, sticker, and a key chain/bracelet/whatever your third surprise is. Since surprise eggs are the BIG thing right now kids of any age will love these. I know mine did! Plus the eggs are reusable, hello Easter!

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.

#AdventureTime
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ATTREQE



 
 
Jodi R
11 February 2016 @ 05:07 pm


So I received a sample of the supplement Berberine and did some research into what people us it for and what it "supposedly" does for people. Well turns out there is growing evidence that this may indeed be a type of super drug. Now when I say super drug, I don't mean that it cures all the things, but the number of things that it appears to help is quite high and the tests so far have been promising. The bottle I have is marketed towards improving mental health, cholesterol, and blood sugar, but studies have begun to show it may also help with things like congestive heart failure, cancer and AIDS.

I personally have Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and am taking it to see if it will lower my levels. They have been consistently high for a few years now, so this will be interesting to see if this works. I will definitely keep everyone posted after I've taken it a while and then have my levels retested. I've included a few links to studies about the supplement.

One thing to be aware of, this is NOT recommended for nursing and pregnant mothers.  It is thought there is a link to a bilirubin type brain disorder in babies who's mothers consumed this while pregnant/nursing.

Displacement of bilirubin from albumin by berberine.

As usual, do not start any health regimen without first talking to your doctor, I am NOT a doctor so don't take my thoughts as absolute facts and do additional research with your doctor to see if this product is right for you.



Review Article: Update on Berberine in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Pub med article: Efficacy of Berberine in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Cardiovascular effects of berberine in patients with severe congestive heart failure.

Efficacy and safety of berberine for congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

The alkaloid Berberine inhibits the growth of Anoikis-resistant MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines by inducing cell cycle arrest.

sigma-1 receptors in major depression and anxiety.

On the mechanism of antidepressant-like action of berberine chloride.

Berberine Inhibits HIV Protease Inhibitor-Induced Inflammatory Response by Modulating ER Stress Signaling Pathways in Murine Macrophages

#berberine

http://www.amazon.com/HerbalGenix-Berberine-Supplement-Cholesterol-Supports/dp/B017258WM8/ref=sr_1_33?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453324864&sr=1-33&keywords=Berberine

 
 
 
Jodi R


So far so good, I've only used it once, but will be using it a second time this weekend. No leaks or anything falling off, but if something changes I will update.
I don't drink often but when I do I like to try different stuff, expand my taste buds, if you will. This is a great way to do that. I like that is comes with some recipes and an ebook with more recipes. As little as I drink this selection may last me a long time. I'd say if you don't have (or want) a lot of money to spend, give this a "shot".

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

#mixologistworld
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Cocktail-Recipes-Bartender-Martini/dp/B00L0IDATO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451754281&sr=8-1&keywords=mixologist+world

 
 
Jodi R
09 February 2016 @ 04:49 pm

I really have no complaints about this bottle. I tested it out by putting refrigerated water in the bottle and placed it in front of the heat duct for about 4 hours. It was still cold! So it certainly does the job of maintaining temp and no sweating. I like that is has 2 different caps, one with a straw and the other for pouring. I'd never seen this before, but then again I've not bought many water bottles. The neck is a bit narrow so you won't be dumping handfuls of ice cubes in at a time but that's fine for me.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.

#SteadyDoggie
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018DSSR46



 
 
Jodi R
09 February 2016 @ 04:38 pm


So far mine are working fine, except the buttons to turn them on are a bit of a pain, you have to push it just right to get them to stay on. Other than that they are very pretty and I'm sure will look awesome outside this summer. Its very wet and cold where I am so I don't want to risk putting them out. I am currently putting them up in my kitchen.
I sat them in a south facing window for a few hours to charge and it seems to hold a charge fairly well. If they stop working at some point I will update my review at that time.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

#SolarStringLights
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KGV38IO


 
 
Jodi R
09 February 2016 @ 10:16 am


This is actually a better toy than I expected. The mouse has stayed on through some abuse which I definitely didn't expect as my cats tend to remove and gut them in the first hour. Also I noticed others mentioned removing the plastic tab off the bottom of the spring, we did not do that and have had no issues with it coming out of place. The cats weren't sure what to do with it at first but after a few minutes they were quite into it. I also like the fact that ball does NOT come out of the toy, so no losing it.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.

#Gpet
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015NW8OIY



 
 
Jodi R
08 February 2016 @ 07:51 pm


Ginourmous pack of adhesives and so far they are actually sticking. I do wish there were some even smaller ones, the only reason for not giving 5 stars, I need some for my kitchen cabinets, and the smallest of these are a bit too big, but the seem to stick very well and are doing a good job on the bottom of my chairs.

*I received this product free or at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. No one likes things that suck.

#AdhesiveFeltPads
http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Round-Adhesive-AllTough/dp/B00XWIKNRC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1449108213&sr=8-3&keywords=adhesive+felt+pads