I am straightening up the yard. My father-in-law calls that action “a police call,” which was a new one on me. In either case, I bought this All Purpose Folding Hand Saw for “back-up.” There are dead branches to cut away from trees and some thick vines attempting a coup d’état on the property. Their reckoning is upon them now.
So far small and medium branches are no problem to prune from trees. Vines on the ground and running up the trees are no sweat for this saw, either. Whether the high limbs or the low vines, they are getting clipped and carted away, as the as the saw is about 14″ long to reach in either direction.
The tool has a gear style lock for safety. Therefore, it will not open up in someone’s camping gear, or the like. It takes a bit of strength to open it up, so small children are safe from harm.
The ergonomic handle has an anti-slip and comfortable grip. Whereas I need to wear gloves to protect my hands, this is not the case when pruning now. My daughter and I with our small/ medium hands can use this tool perfectly well. It is easily stored in a camping bag, a toolbox, or hung in a shed or on a workbench.
I can foresee my daughter will be borrowing this saw for upcoming camping trips, as it would be ideal for making a campfire.
This pruner seems pretty durable with triple-cut teeth. It is also 100% corrosion and rust-resistant. There is a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on this Folding Hand Saw, so there is no risk.
Does anyone else use the phrase “Police Call” for outdoor clean-up? Is this descriptive term reserved just for outdoor work or does household work qualify when more than one person participates?
If you are interested in this camping and trimming saw, here is the Amazon product page.
Here are my photos and review. I hope you find them helpful. 🙂
This Creative Lifestyles Funny Glass Coffee Mug’s listed capacity is 13 oz. However, 10 oz fills the receptacle nearly to the brim. The cup reasonably holds about 9 oz of liquid without much fear of spilling. About 8-10 oz is the perfect size for me, so the smaller size does not bother me.
The glass is quite thick. You will not burn your fingers handling your hot beverage. The handle holds all of my fingers if I want, but is most comfortable for me with three fingers inside the handle, while the thumb is on top and the pinky on the bottom for full support.
This mug is excellent for cocoa, coffee or tea. The imprint is repeated on both sides so that everyone can see the words. It shows off your funny side and just might strike a bit of trepidation in others so you can down a good bit of caffeine before they will start to bother you.
If the sentiment behind the words does not fit your personality, we all know someone like this in our lives, don’t we? 😊
I like glass mugs, as they conduct heat well. The drink keeps fairly hot alone, but I often use a beverage warmer to keep mine warm for an extended time.
The cup I received has a lettering placement that is slightly off from the vertical arrangement on the other side. It is just a few millimeters different, but it is noticeable at certain times.
The cup is food grade and has no BPA, as it is glass. Cleaning is easy whether you hand wash or put it in a dishwasher. I have done both without any problem. Microwaves are no problem for your glass, either. Personally, I have not done this, however.
This Creative Lifestyles Funny Glass Coffee Mug has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there is no risk.
Should you wish to get one for yourself or a loved one or coworker, here is the Amazon product page.
Here is my original Amazon review for your perusal. I hope you like it! 🙂
My daughter and I have used this set of Crona iPhone Cables for a few weeks now. We each have an iPhone 5S and have used these cords exclusively to charge them. In this time, we have gotten no error/ incompatibility messages, nor had any trouble with them.
There four cords are coming in handy around the house and in the car. The 6’ cord is being used on the living room sofa so we can charge at either end with no problem. We use the 3’ cables at both a chair and a love seat. The one’ cord I have at our desk. I have synced my phone there, and I charge my phone there overnight. Then it is powered for the next day.
One thing I particularly enjoy about these chargers is that they do not fray or tangle due to the durable nylon and the aluminum shell.
These cables are durable and should last even up to six times longer than others. Especially indicating a long life ahead is the reinforcement at the stress points. The texture of the cables was a bit off-putting at first, but I am getting used to it.
These Crona iPhone Cables have an 18-month warranty that offers either a full refund or replacement.
If you want a set of these four cables for yourself, here is the link.
Here is my original review. I hope you like it :-).
P.S. From Paris was my August Kindle First selection. Amazon Prime members get access to one free book one month before it becomes available for purchase. I am glad that I read it. However, there are a few caveats.
Characters – Characters in P.S. From Paris are well-fleshed out with a few being less-so. I quickly grew fond of most characters. The banter between the main characters especially is worth the price of admission.
Content – There is nothing particularly egregious in this story. The language is tame overall, with maybe a dozen mostly mild expletives. There is no violence. There are allusions to adult relations that are not much steamier than the old film trope of having the camera pan away from a kissing couple. I like the overall wholesome feel.
Pacing – One of the major detractions from the book for me was the pacing. The beginning seemed slow. I had to fight to stay awake. The pace picked up and never wavered again once the romantic leads met one another.
Storyline – This is a romance, certainly. Some have labeled it rom-com. For me, there are comic moments, but they are the sort that made me smile wryly, rather than laugh out loud. This book was light-hearted the first 85% or more of the novel, then become melodramatic and serious in content and tone near the end.
This evolving plot is something I have seen a lot lately. It tends to feel a bit contrived– like the author is trying too hard to be clever, relevant, and socio-politically vital. This story is slightly less heavy-handed about it than others I have read lately.
It is not that I object to profound messages in books that I read– quite the opposite! It is more a matter of feeling that there is depth to be found in the simplest of stories, too. To me, it does not need switching gears to make it into something unexpected. When done with mastery, precision, and subtlety, I am sure it would make a winning story for me. I have seen it so often that I am starting to expect it beforehand.
I am also unclear how realistic the plot twist is, as it seems beyond all credulity that the publishing deception went undiscovered for years. [It is too difficult to detail this further without spoiling the plot for readers].
Writing – Marc Levy writes well. The story is often enjoyable to read. A slight problem with following the story comes down to dialogue. Mr. Levy kept a minimalistic approach to attributing lines of dialogue. It became hard to follow without reading back and making sure of the speaker. There were also several instances of a change in the scene without much fanfare. It took a minute to sort out what was happening.
This RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Women’s Wallet is cute and practical. It is seemingly ageless, as nearly everyone can use it. My young adult daughter loves it, I use it, and I am past middle age, and I can imagine seniors proudly toting it about town. Seriously, this style it has is both timeless and classical. I get an Audrey Hepburn vibe from it myself. The colors are gorgeous! It comes in black, purple and red. I bought the red, and it is beautiful.
I appreciate the roominess of this product. It holds my photo ID and other vital cards, such as my bank, credit/ debit, punch, savings and store cards. It can hold bills and change (zippered change purse). Two large zippered compartments hold at least nine single cards; then four large compartments contain cash or other items, including other cards if need be. The zippers are modern, yet retro at the same time. The wallet is custom-made; impeccably designed and stitched.
In the irony department, as I was putting together this review, I became aware of fraud against my account via a pop-up notification. Do not be deluded into thinking it could never happen to you, as it strikes people of all walks of life. It has happened to my family several times. This latest incident occurred across the country. At least I know it was not the result of the theft of my card, nor of it being scanned by thieves. After all, I have used RFID protective sleeves and wallets for many years. I have gifted them to some loved ones, too, so maybe they would not fall victim to predatory acts. Too bad a charming wallet cannot protect online identity, too.
Your RFID Women’s Wallet comes with a guarantee of full refund or replacement should you be dissatisfied.
The Amazon product page is here should you wish to learn more or order one for yourself or a loved one.
Here is my original Amazon review. I hope you like it! 🙂
I have tested a few brands of Veggie Hot Dogs over the years. These Smart Dogs by Lightlife stack up well against the other contenders in that class – which is where they belong– if you ask me.
They look like a hot dog, smell somewhat like one, but they do not cook up the same. On my low-fat kitchen counter grill, Smart Dogs bubble up oddly.
Honestly, this product will not likely wow meat eater or most kids. These, taste-wise, just do not have the flavor of a regular all-beef hot dog. The Smart Dogs are a bit more reminiscent of a turkey dog, perhaps. Adding the usual condiments to these and placing them in buns did nothing to make it seem more like the typical Frankfurter. In fact, the addition was a detraction in my opinion.
When I stopped trying to make them taste like all-beef hot dogs, then I enjoyed them much more. I made a suitable marinade for them consisting mainly of blended veggies. They were better when I thought of them as another entity entirely. I highly recommend a bit of experimentation. It was fun exercising a bit of creativity, too.
Bottom line, I would have given these Smart Dogs a 5 or 6 rating as a knockoff hotdog. As a healthier, lighter, non-meat product, I give it an 8 or 9. Maybe you have a family reunion or other event going on soon. Do not be afraid to offer these to Vegans, Vegetarians, or the health-conscious, etc.
These Lightlife Smart Dogs are good sources of protein, vegan-certified, and non-GMO. I love that these have healthier ingredients than do the castoffs of the meat-packing industry! I rarely eat hot dogs for concern for quality and safety. #AD #GotItFree #Healthier #Lightlife #SmartDogs #SocialNature
This OSCOO Car Air Purifier Ionizer & USB Charger comes in a gift-worthy white box. I would suggest it for anyone on your list, but those who spend a good deal of time traveling need this gadget. Likewise, anyone who has a smoker in there or who has asthma or any breathing condition. There is a warranty card enclosed, as Oscoo offers a limited one-year guarantee. Besides that, there is a little pamphlet (it is plug and play, after all).
Although I love it for its performance, it does not escape me that it is simply gorgeous. I bought it in Rose Gold. I have been using this car ionizer for a month now. It has been working wonderfully. You know it is working as there is a blue light that glows when you plug it in. The light is pleasant and not terribly blinding, which is important in a vehicle.
Negative ions help ease stress as well as take care of smells. They can lessen the symptoms of asthma and other conditions.
It still seems a bit like magic to me, but if you have spent any time near the ocean, you might remember how it made you feel. I have only had the experience a few times. Those are some of my all-time favorite memories. There was just such a feeling of well-being.
As for this technology, I knew it seriously worked years ago when I got a “new to me” vehicle. There was a nondescript stale odor in the car. The previous owner had noticed, as there were umpteen “pine tree type” air fresheners scattered around the vehicle. Nearly resigned to the situation, I researched possible solutions and took a chance when I bought one. As it turned out, mere days after plugging it in, my olfactory sense picked up– nothing!
As glad as I was that the ionizer took care of the problem of the odor in the car, I admit wishing that it doubled as a charger. Whenever my family needed to plug in a phone or tablet, it meant I needed to swap one out with my purifier. Now that we have this model, the charger capability is there for us anytime. The charging is fast, with its Quick Charge 3.0 technology. My iPhone 5S takes about an hour for a full charge.
Beyond the dual tasks of ionizing and charging, it can save lives. Seriously, it has a safety hammer tool that can be used to break out a window in case of an emergency. Buying something useful like this charger that has this added benefit makes more sense than getting a gadget having a single purpose (which no one hopes to use).
Naturally, the more you are in the vehicle, the more you will appreciate the difference and reap the benefits from this device. My late husband used to drive trucks. If he were still doing so today, I would have gotten him this charger so that he could keep in touch with us, enjoy a healthier environment (important especially in such close quarters), and could protect himself (or others) in an emergency. On second thought, I would not have gotten the same one. He would have preferred the other colors more. :-
If you are interested in checking out this OSCOO Car Air Purifier Ionizer & USB Charger or purchasing one for yourself or a loved one, here is the link.
Here is my original Amazon review, I hope you found it helpful. 🙂
These Apekx B1 Bluetooth Earbuds have sets of S/M/L butterfly ear hooks so that they fit nearly everyone. They are comfortable in my ears and stay put as well or better than others I have owned.
On a charge, you get over five hours of time to talk or listen. If you run them completely down, they charge quickly enough. It takes just around sixty minutes. The standby time is supposed to be 180 hours; which is incredible to me.
The most important factor is the sound quality. I mainly listen to music, but occasional podcasts and videos, too. The sound is full, with good bass and clarity. It is an immersive experience. Ambient noise gets filtered well. My daughter and I tested them together. When she wore them at a normal volume for her, I could not hear the song she was playing. The same was true when I had them on. Also, we could not make out what the other person said when we had music going. That said, of course, these are not the earphones to wear if you need to be aware of your surroundings.
These are the pair I wear when I can just lose myself in the music for a while– whether I am working at my desk, performing other tasks around the house, dancing, or relaxing. Music has always been the saving grace in my life. I take it seriously.
Apekx might just get that the soundtracks of our lives mean a great deal to us.
I suggest gifting this pair to someone who has a penchant for turning the volume too high because they want to hear everything and get an immersive experience from their media. They might just turn it down and save their hearing possibly.
These Apekx Bluetooth Headphones come with both a 30-day money back guarantee and a one-year warranty.
If you are interested in seeing more, here is the Amazon product page.
Here is my original review, I hope you find it helpful. 🙂
The RooRoo Tri-Spinner Fidget Gadget is an EDC [Every Day Carry] toy. I had no idea until I did some research that there are well over seventy unique styles and types of these fidget- focus spinners. There are more than thirty options from which to choose when it comes to the chain and cube varieties. It is the phenomenon of the year.
Those who might elicit benefits from fidget spinner use include people with: ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, Aspergers and Autism– and those are just the ones beginning with the letter “A.” Bad habits are easier to overcome for some. Enhanced focus is a benefit for me. Downtime is enjoyable.
This RooRoo Fidget Spinner Toy is a solid competitor among the field with its 608 inline skate bearings and ceramic body. The body design is the commonest on the market. My model came without the “ROO” lettering on the caps, which I do not mind in the slightest.
The spins are impressive with all of them lasting more than three minutes in my time trials.
Time Trials – Flat Surface
1 – 3 minutes, 10 seconds
2 – 3 minutes, 20 seconds
3 – 3 minutes, 14 seconds
4 – 3 minutes, 23 seconds
As you can see, the spins were amazingly consistent. I tried to give it a decent spin but surely did not put much strength into it. I wanted to get a baseline only. Most people would tend to get longer results.
Where this one shines is how effortlessly and smoothly it glides and that it has nearly no noise except a satisfying little whir. It cannot be much louder than a hummingbird’s wings. When used as intended, disturbing other people seems unlikely.
This RooRoo Fidget Spinner is not the glitziest model out there; it has no lights, nor multiple colors, for example. I do not require any of that myself. This EDC is a good, reliable spinner. Had someone told me I would be collecting “toys,” I would not have believed it. I finally found a trend I enjoy.
The RooRoo Tri-Spinner has a lifetime money back guarantee, so there is no risk.
This is the Amazon product page for more information on this spinner.
Here is my original Amazon review. I hope it is helpful :-).