Heka Living Essential Oil Diffuser Review


Heka Living brings the highest quality and most affordable products to your home to make life easy, beautiful, and healthy. –Heka Living

The Heka Living Diffuser is more than just a beautiful diffuser, it’s also a humidifier, night-light, and 12 or 24 hour LED clock. If left unplugged for an extended period the clock will need to be reset.

heka living diffuser

400ml Water Tank

The unit has a 400ml capacity (BPA free) tank with an automatic shut-off when it gets low on water.  There are four adjustable timer settings 30, 60, 120, and 180 minutes. It will “chirp” to let you know when you need to add more water.

heka living diffuser

30, 60, 120, 180 Minutes Timer

heka living diffuser

2.4 MHz Ultrasonic Diffusing Technology

This diffuser uses a 2.4 MHz Ultrasonic Diffusing Technology that will not destroy or alter the therapeutic benefits of your essential oils. The ultrasonic waves instantly vaporize the essential oils and water into a cool mist for better bodily absorption and dispersion of the  essential oil aroma.

heka living diffuser

The Heka Living diffuser creates a great deal of mist while being very quiet. I like that I can choose different timer settings. Some oils should only be diffused for short periods of time.  I can set the 30 minute timer and not worry about how long it’s been running, or if I am in bed I don’t have to get up and turn it off.

The Heka Living diffuser is a little larger than some of the other diffusers being sold. But, the diffuser’s simple yet beautiful design can be easily used anywhere. Quiet enough not to disturb anyone while working or sleeping. The power cord is almost 5 ft long giving you flexibility in where you put it. The  light can be dimmed or turned completely off. It comes in a beautiful box ready to gift, but you will probably want to keep it for yourself.

heka living diffuser

What’s your favorite oil or oil blend to diffuse? 


Click here to get your own Heka Living Diffuser 


I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased review.


Dashboard Cell Phone Holder Review


iForaa Cell Phone Holder

for iPhone 6 6S Plus 5S 5C 4S, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 Edge Note 2 3 4 5,Nexus,HTC,LG ,GPS Device

I was sent this cell phone holder for free in exchange for my honest review.  

I am having a little trouble deciding on how many stars to give this phone holder on my Amazon review and here on my blog. I had quite a bit of trouble getting the phone holder to stick to my dashboard. I removed the sticky gel pad and flipped it over to see if the other side was more sticky. As it turns out it was more sticky. I was able to get the phone holder to stick to my dash. YAY!

I check it the next day and it seemed like it was stuck pretty good. I drove around and did a few errands and it stayed in place and was very useful.  There are two groves in the holder where you can adjust the tilt of your phone or GPS. You can do this easily with one hand as stated in the description on Amazon.

My iPhone 6 Plus with a case fit perfectly in the phone holder. My case makes my phone too big for some other cell phone holders I have tried. So, that is a plus that my phone fit.

In the description on Amazon it says,

  • Strong Sticky Silicone Gel is REUSABLE (Simply use water clean away dust from the adhesive gel pad before reusing)

I didn’t have much luck with removing the holder from my dash and t getting it to stick to the dash again. I washed it water, like suggested, and it still would not stick. I wiped it really well with an alcohol wipe and it still was not going to stick to my dash again.

See everything in my video review


But, I really like using the cell phone holder in the house on my desk or my nightstand,  anywhere I want to stand my phone up. This is very convenient for using FaceTime or Tango. I like watching YouTube videos etc, and I can do that hands free, and still be able to see the screen.


So this is my dilemma. As a car dashboard cell phone holder I would have to give a low star rating. As a phone holder where is doesn’t have to use the sticky gel, it’s  great.  Since this review is for a dashboard car mount I will have to go with the 2 stars.

Get Your Cell Phone Holder Amazon Here

This Review is Also Posted on Amazon Here




Expert Chef Potato Ricer Review


Expert Chef Potato Ricer

I love being a Grandma and helping my daughter take care of my grandson. It’s very important to us that he has a healthy diet including lots of fresh and organic fruits and veggies. Elliot, my grandson, is ten months old so he still needs to eat soft foods like potatoes. I was really grateful to get a chance to try out this commercial grade Potato Ricer so I could make some homemade baby food for him.

The potato ricer can rice potatoes, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips and many more fruits and vegetables according to the Amazon description. I made some boiled potatoes and put them in the ricer and beautiful fluffy potatoes came out of the Ricer, I mixed them with a little formula and a tiny bit of organic butter and pink Himalayan salt and Elliot loved them! That was easy. Then I tried to rice some cooked broccoli, which was not on the list of veggies from Expert Chef, and that did not work out very well. The broccoli was too fibrous and all the Potato Ricer really did was squeeze the juice out. I am looking forward to trying out different fruits and veggies. I think I may try some cooked apples to make an applesauce with a little cinnamon.

If you have any healthy baby food recipes you think I should try out leave me a comment below.


Check out my YouTube video of me using the Potato Ricer.



Reasons I Love My Expert Chef Potato Ricer

  • highest quality 18/10 Stainless Steel

  • commercial grade

  • used by proffesionals 

  • heavy duty

  • 25% larger chamber

  • 3 different size hole discs

  • baby food disc

  • enhanced ergonomically designed soft grip handles

  • non-slip handles that absorb pressure while ricing

  • non-slip knob

  • easy to clean – dishwasher safe

  • 100% manufacturer warranty  



I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased review.

You can find this on Amazon by clicking here



Dalvia Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops Review


Dalvia Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops Review


  • 400IU per drop
  • over 2000 servings in a bottle
  • easy to use dropper included
  • fast absorption
  • gluten-free
  • soy-free
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Dalvia Vitamin D-3 is packaged in an amber glass bottle, not plastic, so there is no plastic leaching into the product. Pure formulation with no salt, no sugar, no starch, no yeast, no wheat, no soy, no milk, no egg, no shellfish, no preservatives and totally gluten-free. The Vitamin D-3 comes in a liquid which is the perfect alternative for people who have a hard time swallowing pills.

I like that the product is liquid so you can choose the amount you want to take. It is easy to use you just add a few drops to your food or beverage in the desired amount you want to take. The drops are quickly absorbed into your body. I have been taking D3 for a while now and I do notice that it is helping with my mood swings and depression, and I also feel it is helping me with my sleep maintenance and overall sleep quality. This is a dream come true because I have been suffering with sleep disorders for most of my life.


Purchase Dalvia D-3 on Amazon.com by clicking here.


I was provided with a bottle of D-3 free of charge to review for my blog. All opinions are my own. I was not or will not be paid for this review.


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review

Opie & Dixie


  • organic
  • made with 100% natural ingredients
  • hydrates, heals and protects naturally
  • packaging is environmentally friendly
  • over 35% of dogs suffer from dry noses
  • comes in 3 varieties
  • easy to use
  • convenient to carry


Did you know that a dog’s nose is at least a million times more sensitive than our own? Imagine how painful a dry or irritated dog nose can be!

We created Snoutstik™ to help alleviate dry dog noses caused by exposure to the elements, allergies or heredity, but any dog’s nose will find relief with Snoutstik™’s core combination of healing, natural sunscreens, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil.



Snoutstik comes in 3 varieties 

Ingredients (Rosemary): Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter Fruit, Sweet Almond Oil,Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Rosemary Oil.

Ingredients (Pumpkin): Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter Fruit, Sweet Almond Oil,Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

Ingredients (Lavender): Candelilla Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil,Shea Butter Fruit, Jojoba Seed Oil, Extracts of: Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Plantain; Lavender Essential Oil, Tocopherol.


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review
image from Opie & Dixie


Benefits from each of the 3 varieties 

ROSEMARY FOR SOOTHING INFLAMMATION A natural disinfectant; soothes and reduces inflammation and treats bacterial and fungal infections.

LAVENDER FOR GENTLE NOSE CARE A clean, fresh scent and calming, balancing properties; provides ultra-gentle skin care and can be applied to irritated, itchy spots as a healing aid.

PUMPKIN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE Used to treat burns and wounds; heals environmentally damaged and sensitive skin; high in Vitamin A (restores healthy skin tissue) and C (antioxidants protect skin from free radicals).


Snoutstik Nose Balm For Dogs Review
Zander is 14 yrs old and gets a very dry nose, but after using Snoutstik a few days his nose looks much better.


I was sent the Pumpkin Snoutstik to review. My sweet Zander is getting so old that his nose dries out and becomes crusty and full of dirt. I couldn’t wait to try the Snoutstik Nose Balm out on his sweet little nose. It was very easy to apply since it comes in a tube like lip balm, just twist the bottom of the tube and the balm will advance out the top for easy application. The Pumpkin Snoutstik is good for sensitive skin and contains Vitamins A, C, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil which makes the stick very emollient and just glides on his tender skin.  Zander loves his Snoutstik and his nose feels and looks so much better.


For more information visit www.OpieandDixe.com



I received this product for free to review on my blog, I was not or will not be paid. The opinions are my own.


Pilates for Dancers DVD Review


Pilates for Dancers DVD Review

by SalsaCrazy


Pilates for Dancers is designed for anyone that would like to attain the dancer’s body. Pilates for Dancers was born of the idea that the dancer’s body and physique is beautiful, graceful, and lithe. At the same time, it is an attainable beauty, given the proper exercise routine and discipline.

This video has a great, limbering warm up routine, followed by over 20 explicitly broken down, step-by-step, instructions that anyone can follow. This video progresses in stages so that even absolute beginners will have no problem following along. Geared towards beginners, a lot of time is spent on explanation and proper repetition, so you get the most out of your workout.

Multiple angles make sure you don’t miss any of the important alignment, or subtle movements, Pilates can get us into. 

While this video does a great job explaining each movement, it is a little slow-paced. The slow pace may be because this video is for beginners and they want to make sure that everyone understands everything about the new exercise being demonstrated.

The set is very plain without any flashy decorations or music and there are no other people in the video besides the instructor. This is a very good reference video to learn the different Pilates exercises, but I enjoy a little faster pace with some upbeat music and maybe a few more people in the video doing the exercises  demonstrating the different levels of beginner to advanced for the movements.


Purchase this video on Amazon.com by clicking here.



I received this DVD for free for my honest review. I was not or will not be paid for this review or any links. This is my honest opinion of the DVD.



Expandable Hose Review


Expandable Hose Review

Quality Source Products


  • Strongest Hose Available at 100-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Working Pressure
  • 300-PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) Burst Pressure
  • Starts Out 33 Feet and Expands to 100 Feet with Water Pressure, Release Pressure and Hose Returns to 33 Feet
  • Lightweight will Not Tangle, Twist, or Kink
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee For A Risk Free Buying Experience


I had the opportunity to review this hose for my blog. I really didn’t know what to expect because I have never tried one of these type hoses before.  When I took the hose out of the box I couldn’t believe how lightweight it was, only weighing 2 lbs. I always dreaded lugging a traditional hose around the yard, they are so heavy and cumbersome. This hose is amazing, it is soft and flexible enough to gather up and carry around anywhere you need to take it.

expandable hose review
So light I can gather it up and carry it anywhere with ease.


The hose starts out 33 feet long and expands with water pressure to 100 feet, and then shrinks back down to 33 feet for easy storage. I love that this hose does not “kink” when using it, I always get a kink when I am dragging my old hose around. I also like that there is a little on and off lever on the adapter that you screw a sprayer to, its nice to be able to control the water flow from the end of the hose you are using and not have to go all the way to the faucet to turn it off while you are using it.


expandable hose review
On and off lever on the hose.


You can purchase this hose from Amazon.com by clicking here.


I received this hose free of charge in exchange for my blog review. I was not or will not be paid for this review and the opinions are all my own. 






Lemon Zester Review


Lemon Zester Review

Chef Proven

Rated The #1 Most Useful Kitchen Tool for Grating & Zesting Effortlessly


This limited edition Chef Proven Professional Zester Grater (2-in-1 Deluxe) is the most popular kitchen tool on the market.  No other tool combines effective zesting and grating in one easy to use tool as well as Chef Proven. Professional chefs and foodies around the world agree, choosing Chef Proven again and again when it comes to the best tool at the best value.

Some of the reasons why Chef Proven’s Professional Zester Grater is the best on the market –


  • High grade stainless steel durable blade never needs sharpening

  • Soft comfortable non-slip grip

  • Unique ergonomic design for maximum control and easy use

  • Bonus cover sleeve for worry-free storage

  • 100% Satisfaction Lifetime Money Back Guarantee


lemon zester


lemon zester

Some of the ways to use your Lemon Zester

  • Grate a rich Parmesan or Reggiano over your favorite pasta or salad

  • Grate chocolate to sprinkle over delectable desserts or ice cream

  • Grate ginger or garlic for stir fries, stews

  • Zest fruit including lemons, limes, oranges and coconuts

  • Zest lime or orange over the top of your favor beer or cocktail

  • Toss your old spices and grate fresh cinnamon and nutmeg


lemon zester
Grating some fresh ginger.


I decided to make some baked chicken breasts with some fresh grated orange zest and ginger with my new Lemon Zester from Chef Proven. This is by far the best zester I have ever tried. It was a breeze to zest the orange and ginger with the sharp high-grade stainless steel blade. Sometimes ginger can be quite tough and hard to work with, but it was so easy to grate on this zester. The handle is soft and very easy to grip which was nice because you don’t want your hands to slip and accidentally grate your knuckles or finger tips. It also comes with a removable cover that you can put back on for storage in your drawer so you don’t cut yourself when getting other utensils out of the drawer. I am very pleased with this zester and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to review it.

lemon zester


You can find this zester on Amazon.com for purchase.

I received this zester for free to review for my blog. I was not or will not be paid. This is my honest opinion of the product.





Lullaby Renditions Of Frozen Review


Lullaby Renditions Of Frozen 

Baby Rockstar

Walt Disney’s Frozen soundtrack melodically performed

with sleepy tones and soothing bells with light percussion.



Baby Rockstar rearranges the chart topping hit as beautiful melodies played by soothing bells mixed with sleepy tones and light percussive effects. These calming and dreamy renditions will help get your little rockstars ready for bedtime. Baby Rockstar releases ignite a musical curiosity in your little ones and will be favorites of young children, and their parents, for years to come.

–Baby Rockstar


Track Listing:
Frozen Heart
Do You Want to Build a Snowman
For the First Time in Forever
Love Is an Open Door
Let It Go
Reindeers Are Better Than People
In Summer
For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
Fixer Upper
Heimr Arnadalr

For a preview of the Lullaby Renditions of Frozen songs or to buy click here.


My daughter is pregnant with my first grand baby and I can’t wait to play these beautiful lullabies for my new grand baby. I have been playing the CD in my car and each of the songs are just enchanting. The music is so calming it is sure to help put little ones of all ages asleep with sweet dreams in no time. For a chance to preview the songs on the CD click on the link above and scroll down to the player on Amazon.com, you won’t be disappointed.


I received this CD for free to do a review. I have given my honest opinion. I did not and will not receive any payment.



Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops Review


Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops



About Soothie Suckers

Happy, healthy children need natural support to help keep them smiling and at their best. In fact, that’s exactly what led Marietta Harrison to create Soothie Suckers. She went in search of natural and gentle ways to promote the health of her five children, and in doing so she discovered a world of herbs that parents have turned to for thousands of years.


Tapping into that ancient wisdom, Marietta developed Soothie Suckers as a safe and fun way to keep kids immune systems strong–and as a way to empower parents to make natural and healthy choices for their children.


Soothie Suckers provides great tasting, pre-­measured herbal remedies formatted for children. These proprietary herbal formulas are packaged in ice pop pouches and come in two natural flavors (grape and orange) for daily or seasonal consumption. These first formulas help support the immune system and the upper respiratory system. Expiration date stamped on each pop to insure highest quality.




Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops Review
image from soothiesuckers.com


Soothie Suckers Herbal Ice Pops Review
image from soothiesuckers.com


Soothie Suckers are —

  • all-natural herbal supplement
  • all-natural fruit flavors
  • contain certified organic or wild-crafted herbal extracts
  • no artificial flavors
  • no high fructose corn syrup
  • no alcohol
  • pre-measured 1 oz. pouches
  • portable for flights, trips and everyday activities
  • available in two formulations: Immune Support (orange flavor) and Nasal Support (grape flavor)


Soothie Suckers are a great alternative or addition to your traditional medicines. Many people are looking for healthy organic alternatives or ways to supplement our traditional over the counter medicines that can be full of unwanted ingredients. Soothie Suckers may be just what you are looking for. The great thing about Soothie Suckers is they can be put in the freezer and frozen into ice pops. We all love a nice soothing cool ice pop when we are not feeling well or have a sore throat.

**Disclaimer** Please check with your doctor or your child’s doctor before using this product. I am not a doctor, nor do I have any type of medical training. I was provided with this product to review for my blog and my readers. Thank you.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Bee Sili Silicone Gloves & Basting Brush Review


Bee Sili Silicone Gloves & Basting Brush 

FDA approved Bbq Grill & Oven Gloves & FREE Silicone Basting Brush


  • Non slip grip

  • Handle hot & cold foods & utensils

  • Heat resistant up to 425º F

  • Water proof

  • Heat & cold resistant

  • Flexible

  • Durable

  • Reusable

  • Dish washer safe silicone

  • BPA free

  • FDA approved high-grade silicone

  • One size fits small, medium & large hands but not extra-large hands

  • 100% HASSLE FREE REFUND & keep the gloves


Bee Sili SUPER Silicone BBQ Grill Oven Gloves & Basting Brush Review
These gloves are great for getting hot dishes out of the oven. I also use my gloves to loosen hard to open jar lids.


I have been using my Bee Sili Silicone Gloves in the kitchen and I love them. Having the individual fingers on the gloves makes it easier to handle things you can get a better grip. The silicone also helps in gripping things, it makes getting those pesky hard to loosen jar lids open with ease.

Since the gloves can be easily washed in the dishwasher you can use them to directly pick up the food, which comes in handy when you are grilling or making things like pulled pork or maybe hot corn on the cob.

Bee Sili gloves are also water proof so you can use them to reach into a cooler of ice and water to retrieve those can drinks from the bottom of the cooler without freezing your hands. I live in Florida so I don’t know a lot about ice scraping, but these gloves would definitely come in handy for snow and ice scraping.

To purchase your own Bee Sili Gloves on Amazon,com just click here. 



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


La Bella Baskets #HolidayGiftGuideBloggers100


This is the 11th installment for the Holiday Gift Guide 2014. I am part of the 100+ PR friendly bloggers in the #HolidayGiftGuide100Bloggers for Christmas 2014.

 Our wonderful PR Friendly, Holiday Gift Guide 100+ Bloggers think that La Bella Baskets has something everyone will love this Holiday Season – we just can not keep it to ourselves. 

La Bella Baskets gift selection offers beautiful gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding/romance and special holidays. For sensitive occasions, our sympathy and get well baskets can convey your deepest sentiments.

La Bella Baskets, gift selection offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something for the chocolate, coffee, or fine cheese lover in your life, or seeking a tasteful gift for a business or corporate function, you’ll find what you’re looking for with our baskets. Our gifts are the perfect idea for any occasion. We have over 400 gifts and they are always changing with the season’s and holiday’s. Our basket store is full of gifts for women, men, teens, children and infants. Our Fall gifts are currently in the store and the Christmas gifts will be out very soon.

La Bella also offers a personalized gift store with 600 gifts to choose from. We have personalized keepsakes for your family and friends. From wine and beer glasses to picture frames, jewelry and candles. Personalized gifts for women, men, teens, children and infants. Come back to the personalized gift store often as the gifts here change with the season’s and holiday’s as well.

Check out this incredible Wonderland Tower of Goodies – Perfect for anyone on your holiday shopping list. This delightful silver and red snowflake tower evokes a winter wonderland and is a great way to wish someone Happy Holidays this season. Each silver box holds a different sweet treat, including peppermint crunch bites, chocolate covered pretzels, mint chip malt balls, Ghirardelli assorted chocolate squares, chocolate chip cookies and red green and white jelly beans. Ho, ho, ho!

Meet Julie  / La Bella Baskets Consultant……
Julie  resides in Georgia with her wonderful husband and terrific son. We have lived here for 24 years. Even though I’m from the Midwest I now call Georgia my home. Julie has been a consultant with La Bella Baskets since 2012 and can help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list.


La Bella Baskets
Contact Julie at:  [email protected]
You can also follow her Blog Joyful Gifts to learn more !