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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review: Lumenx Mountable Bike Light

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
If you ride a bike regularly or even just once in awhile, this is a handy item to have. This LumenX Front Bike Light is not only super easy to mount and use, it is a powerfully bright 2-in-1 headlamp/flashlight. I received one of these lights to review and it has many great features and uses. This headlamp can help make you visible to other traffic or to signal if you need help.
With the warm weather finally here, my son and I will be out riding our bikes both around the rural area where we live and at area parks. The roads around our house are typical curvy, hilly rural roads. People generally slow down when they encounter others no matter the mode of transportation being used, but I am still rather frightened of not being seen by cars while we are riding. Especially if our ride takes longer than we planned and we start losing daylight! This headlamp will help us be seen by others from a further distance.
You won't need any tools to attach the light. Simply unscrew the bottom bolt to open up the padded C clamp, and it easily slides over the handle bar and tightens to stay firmly in place. Easy Peasy!



Once tightened, push the on/off button on the bottom of the flashlight and you're ready to go! The light has a bright CREE Q5 bulb to effectively light your path every time. The LED light is virtually shockproof and has a higher output and longer life span than other incandescent bulbs. With just a twist you can zoom the light in for a more focused beam. A second push of the on/off button and the light will blink in flash mode. Push the button once more to turn it off. 
The Headlamp turns into a flashlight by unscrewing the side bolt and sliding the light out of the clamp. Again, super easy. 


The LumenX Front Bike Light is made of military grade aluminum so it is tough and durable. The advanced "O" rings make it waterproof, so no worries if you get caught in the rain, sink in a puddle, peddle into a pond or land in a lake!

Another great item in this package is the tail light for added visibility. It easily attaches with rubber strap/hook. It is also made of tough aluminum. The tail light can be on steady or flashing mode with just the press of the lens.




This is a super simple, affordable way to add more visibility, some added protection to your biking adventures.


You can find the LumenX Front Bike Light on Amazon.com.



DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. The opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

A Good Day To Have A Great Day


The sun arose, the day is new. Yesterday is behind us. Tomorrow is yet to come. Today is here. It is now. It is in this moment that we get to choose. We get to make this day what we want it to be.

Today is just a good day to have a great day! Smile at a stranger. Hold the door for someone. Leave a good tip. Do something for someone just because you can. 
Today is the day! Start spreading joy and never stop! 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Achy Paws Self Warming Pet Mat Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I received an Achy Paws Self Warming Mat from The Healing Tree for purposes of review. You can read about it and how well our dogs and cat loved it in my review.

Pets are naturally attracted to the Achy Paws™ Pet Mat for its unique self-warming fabric. It's triple-layered thick with an inner layer of 100% Activated Bamboo Charcoal that activates with their body heat to bring restorative warmth to achy joints. Natural warmth also helps soothe tired muscles, reduce soreness, and melt away discomfort. Great for any season as bamboo charcoal can also fluctuate according to your pets temperature to provide cooling relief. Give the gift of wellness today and we know your pets will love you for it!

Perfect for Dogs & Cats
Self-Warming for All Day Relief
Made from Bamboo Charcoal Technology
Soothes Achy Joints due to Aging
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Increases Relaxation
Calms Restlessness
High in absorption of Odor, Moisture, & Dander
Soft & Durable, Triple-Layered Fabric
Machine Washable

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Would you like a chance to win one for your pets? Your in luck! The makers of the Achy Paws mats have graciously allowed me to giveaway one mat in the winner's choice of Small Medium or Large. If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Rafflecopter below. 
 If you have won a Healing Tree giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from May 27, 2013 through June 7, 2014 at 10 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding jigsawinc@yahoo.com to your safe list) – winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED



Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. The opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Achy Paws Self Warming Mat

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I'm pretty impressed with the Achy Paws Self Warming Pet Mat! I received one of these for the purpose of review. I was thinking of our dogs when I saw it, but Spot, our cat liked it too!
I think the Achy Paws mat is going to bring lots of comfort for Spot. While he is doing really well now, back in December 2013, someone shot him. It was a through and through that left him with a damaged right shoulder. The vet wasn't sure if he'd live or if his leg would have to be amputated. After a couple of days in the vet's care there was still a lot of swelling and we brought Spot home to care for him and wait to see what the next step would be. I wish I had known about Achy Paws mats a few months ago!! I know that shoulder/leg will likely bother Spot later on so the mat will be very useful for that. I love that it is all natural relief for our furbabies!

After Spot finished his nap on the mat, we took it out to see how Rusty and Cotton liked it.
   
I laid it out and it didn't take a full minute for Cotton to get on it! Rusty was intrigued but took a moment longer.

Cotton wouldn't budge to allow Rusty to fully lay on the mat! He really liked it!



Within a short time, Spot couldn't resist and joined Cotton to lounge on the mat.....
We introduced Spot to Cotton and Rusty when Spot was just a kitten, slightly bigger than my head. Cotton (male) has loved this cat since that day and has taken care of him. Rusty (female) was okay with him, but didn't form a bond as close as Cotton did. However, she is more protective of Spot since he was shot.



These two LOVE the Achy Paws mat! The mat is amazing. I wanted to see what the pets were feeling, so I even put it at my feet while I was working on the computer one evening and it warmed my feet and made them feel really nice! :) The material is soft and cozy feeling. No wonder the pets liked it! It is made of dual outer layers of 100% Polyester, an inner lining of 100% bamboo charcoal viscose.

The great benefits of the Achy Paws mats:

Perfect for Dogs & Cats
Self-Warming for All Day Relief
Made from Bamboo Charcoal Technology
Soothes Achy Joints due to Aging
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Increases Relaxation
Calms Restlessness
High in absorption of Odor, Moisture, & Dander
Soft & Durable, Triple-Layered Fabric
Machine Washable
The care instructions are very easy as well. Simply
machine wash in cold water. Dry on gentle cycle, low heat. To release odor, toxins, & pollutants absorbed by the support, place in direct sunlight or under a full spectrum light bulb once a month for an hour, or as desired.
The mats are available in five sizes to suit your needs and the size of your pets:

Small: 20"x20" 

Medium: 30"x20" 

Large: 40"x30" 
X-Large: 50"x30" 
XX-Large: 60"x40"

Don't forget to check out Achy Paws Self Warming Pet Mats on their website. 




DISLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. The opinions stated are 100% my own and yours may differ. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Dead Sea Mud Shampoo

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
This is a product I have recently received that I was very intrigued about and was anxious to try. I once received a Dead Sea hand and nail care set as a gift and it was among the best hand care products I have ever used, so I REALLY wanted to try this shampoo!  I received a bottle of Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo to use and review and I can say I love it! 
It is quite different from what we are used to because it is dark colored and comes out of the bottle looking, well like mud or dirt. It doesn't small all fruity and isn't full of fake chemicals to give it a sweet fragrance. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't smell bad, it just doesn't have an overpowering fragrance trying to make it smell like something it isn't. 
As I have gotten older ,age-enhanced, my scalp and hair have changed. I have never had any issues with flakes or itchiness before, but have suffered both within the last year or so and no shampoo has helped or eliminated these issues and some of them have left my hair feeling rough and dry. After just 2 or 3 washes with the Dead Sea Mud Shampoo, there were no flakes on my darker clothes and the itchy scalp was vanquished! I didn't know what I expected, but I didn't expect to see results so quickly. 
Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo is formulated with natural ingredients such as Dead Sea Mud, Chamomile & Olive Oil to bring deep hydration and moisture to the scalp, relieving itching and flakiness. Dead Sea Mud has been known for centuries for it's healing properties and people travel from all over the world to come and experience it's effects at the Dead Sea. Dead Sea Mud contains the highest concentration of minerals found in mud anywhere in the world. These minerals are all essential for proper skin function and help to regulate moisture retention as well as hydration.
    
I absolutely love what this shampoo has done for my hair and scalp. It just feels better. This shampoo has proven to be very effective for me and I am very, very pleased with the results.

You can find Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo on Amazon.
 


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. The opinions expressed are 100% my own and yours may differ. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Review: 100% Pure Raspberry Ketones

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was sent a bottle of Pure Raspberry Ketones by Pure Body Naturals for the purposes of review. I love raspberries and even the raspberry scent so I was intrigued about a weight loss supplement using raspberries.

I loved that every time I opened the bottle, the raspberry scent wafted out for me to enjoy! Some vitamins and supplements have, shall we say "unattractive" odors about them, so it was refreshing to smell something I LIKED! 
I took them according to the label instructions, one capsule in the morning before breakfast and one capsule in the evening before dinner. 


 

At first I didn't notice much difference...but within a few days, my appetite was decreased and I didn't need as much to feel full. It didn't totally kill my appetite so that I felt like I never had to eat, but I definitely got full on smaller amounts. I also did feel the urge to snack between meals either, so I was able to cut down the amount of sugary and salty junk foods I craved. As a result, my energy level went up and I wanted to DO things! I had the energy to keep moving throughout the day without crashing or feeling like I just wanted a nap! And when I get more done in the day, I feel happier and more satisfied. So it was a win-win! 

Pure Raspberry Ketone is 100% pure premium raspberry ketones that regulate adiponectin, a protein that helps increase metabolism. The vegetable capsules are easy to swallow and rapidly release so they can work faster. Which I liked because I don't care for swallowing pills and these were easy to take. Since they smelled good it helped too! I didn't experience any upset stomach, nervousness, or any other negative effects that sometimes come with supplements. These have helped me drop about 6 pounds so far. 

You can find PURE Raspberry Ketones by Pure Body Naturals on Amazon.com. One bottle is a full month supply!


DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. The opinions stated are 100% my own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post contains affiliate links.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day 2014


This is the start of a long weekend, one that most people have come to equate with the start of Summer, BBQ's, sales at your favorite stores, lazy days at the lake or trips to the shore.

But it is so much more than all of that. Monday marks Memorial Day. Although we honor and respect our service members everyday, Memorial Day is the day traditionally set aside to remember and honor the fallen. The ones who never got to come home into the loving arms of their families. The ones that made the ultimate sacrifice in the quest to defend this Country and us.

A lot of people take for granted some great things about this Country. There's our freedoms and rights, but there are also the people that willingly step up to protect and fight for us. Unlike many other countries where men are forced to be their armies, The United States Armed Forces are formed of people who voluntarily and willingly join and sign a blank check on our behalf. And sometimes that check is made out for the price of a life. They join knowing that might be the price they will be asked to pay. The know that each time they step up in our place, they may never see their own families again. And they go anyway. Their blood was shed, their lives were given. For that they deserve our honor and respect. 
Memorial Day 2014
From memorialday2014.net

Take some time to honor these heroes who gave all they had to give. Visit a cemetery and place an American Flag at the grave of a soldier. If you're having a picnic or get together, have each person tell about something they learned about this commemorative day, a story of their own service or the story of a family member that served. 


We honor them by not forgetting. By telling their story. By being thankful for them. By showing our gratitude for them.

Review: Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Thermo Glasses



Here are some versatile tumblers! You can use them for hot beverages, cold drinks or anything in between! I received a set of glass tumblers from Ozeri to review so we poured all kinds of liquids in them. 
The Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Glasses are super "cool"! Whether we poured hot coffee, ice cold soda, cold orange juice or milk in them, the outer wall kept our hands from getting too cold or being burned. in fact with freshly brewed steaming coffee, when I picked up the glass, it felt deceptively room temperature! 



The glasses are easy and comfortable to hold. I love that they are also not super heavy. I don't like to hold a glass that is really heavy and have actually dropped and broke a few in the past. We have some pretty blue glasses and I never use them because of the weight. 

  This one had HOT coffee in it and it just felt room temperature in my hand! Very cool! Just make sure to remind your mouth that it is hot! 
It was the same with super chilled drinks. The outside of the glass stayed about room temperature and didn't make my hands cold and there was no slippery condensation either. Yea! No water rings on the tables! The double wall really does it's job.


These glasses are 12 ounces each so they hold a good amount. The inner wall creates an interesting visual effect since it appears your beverage is suspended in the glass! Very nice glasses that are stylish and functional!
They are even dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.

You can find the Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Glasses at Amazon.com. They come in a boxed set of four and carry a one year warranty!



DISCLOSURE: I received a set of glasses for the purposes of this review. No other compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.