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Bib & Sola Handblown Glass Water Decanter Review


The product(s) in this post were given to me at no cost or a deep discount for me to use, evaluate, and give an honest and unbiased review. The links in this post are NOT affiliate links. I was NOT paid for my opinion, nor do I profit from the links.

Bib & Sola

Handblown Glass Water Decanter


One-of-a-Kind Piece of Art

I love having my own unique piece of handblown glass art. I am so thankful that Bib & Sola offered to send me this decanter to use and review, if I would pay the shipping. I am enjoying using it and it is a beautiful addition to my glassware.

Bib & Sola Water Decanter
Unpacking my new Bib & Sola handblown decanter


It’s always nice to do a little something special when you have a friend come visit. Using this decanter was not only a great conversation starter but it made the moment feel special. It was nice to sit out on the porch and serve cool water out of my one-of-a-kind piece of art decanter. I just used two small clear water glasses that I already own, because I don’t have the matching tumblers

handblown glass

handblown glass




It is the perfect size for a bedside water decanter. I always wake up thirsty in the middle of the night, and I don’t want to get up and go to the kitchen. I always have a glass of water by my bed. The decanter is much prettier than a plain water-glass. The perfect item to add to a guest room to pamper your guest.

Bib & Sola Water Decanter
Perfect bedside water decanter


water decanter
I am using my own glass, but this decanter does have a matching glass tumbler.


Holds 1.2 L 

The decanter has a nice long neck, to hold while pouring, with a little pouring lip built into the top rim. It holds 1.2 L of liquid, and has a nice weight to it. The glass has a good thickness to it, and does not appear to be thin or fragile. I like the pop of color that was hand blown into the bottom of the decanter making each one distinct.

bib and sola

To find out more about this Bib & Sola handblown glass water decanter or to purchase your own from Amazon click here.






Diamond Cut® 24pc Cutlery Set in Wood Block Review


The product(s) in this post were given to me at no cost or a deep discount for me to use, evaluate, and give an honest and unbiased review. The links in this post are NOT affiliate links. I was NOT paid for my opinion, nor do I profit from the links.

Diamond Cut®

24pc Cutlery Set in Wood Block

I didn’t realize how old my set of kitchen knives in wood block are. Of course I have purchased other knives (love my Santoku knives) that I just keep in a drawer, but I like the convenience of having the knives in view and easily accessible when I’m cooking. When I was offered a chance to review this huge set of knives with a wood block I was very eager to try some new knives and replace my old ones.

Knife Set With Wood Block Review

You Get What You Pay For

On the box it says this set is a $115.00 USD open stock value, but on Amazon they sell for $21.52 USD.  Oh boy would I be upset if I paid anything close to that $115.00 price. I thought 24 pieces and a wood block what a great deal.  Well, unfortunately, that old saying “you get what you pay for” IS true.

cutlery set

The wood block is unfinished and rough. Also, I think It’s a generic wood block and  not made specifically for this set because the knives fit a little weird, and it’s hard to tell what spot the knife goes in. There are not enough spaces to put all the knives either.

The knife blades are made out of stainless steel. I think they are  a little too easy to bend. As for the diamond cut blades, they are not  much sharper than my old set of knives. The diamond cut on the blades is a little rough too.

cutlery set review
One of the rivets is missing from the handle.

The  polypropylene handles are fused to the blades creating  one piece. The knives and blades are dishwasher safe.

cutlery set
Large variety, but not well made.

Budget Friendly Cutlery Set

With 24 pieces you do get a large variety of knives plus kitten scissors, cheese knife and pizza cutter. The scissors don’t come apart for cleaning. For someone on a budget, maybe moving out for the first time, and needs a complete set of  kitchen knives, this set could be for you.  I’m not sure how long this set will last, but until you can afford a good cutlery set, at least you wold have knives. I do like the big cleaver. I have never used one before. It does feel different that a regular chef’s knife but it’s kind of fun to use.

⭐️⭐️⭐️☆☆ Stars

I give this set 3 out of 5 stars because the set is OK.  For someone looking for a cheap cutlery set that has tons of pieces, this set could be what you are looking for.

You can find this on Amazon by clicking here Diamond Cut® 24pc Cutlery Set in Wood Block 


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Naturalize Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager


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Naturalize Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager With Heat Review 

I have  never tried a Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager before so I really didn’t know what to expect.  I soon found out that Shiatsu Massage is quite intense and deep. Since I am not used to that kind of rough massage I found it to be a little painful and the massager is a bit heavy and awkward.

Naturalico Shiatsu Massager

Since I don’t have a lot of experience I thought I should take the massager to someone who knows what they are doing.  My step-mother is a massage therapist so she knows all about it. I took the massager to her house and she tried it and liked it. She likes a deep Shiatsu massage and doesn’t mind the pain. A friend was also there that has a very, very  bad neck  and wanted to try it out . She thought the massager was  WONDERFUL and it really helped to loosen up her neck.

Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager
Massager with the heat turned on.

This massager uses eight silicone kneading balls plus a bi-direction movement that mimics the feeling of a personal massage with or without heat.  When the heat is on the balls glow red.

Naturalico Shiatsu Massager

The Naturalize Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager has two sleeves that you put your arms through and rest the massager on your neck and shoulders. With your arms in the sleeves you can control where you want the massager on your back or shoulders.

Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager control panel
The control panel to operate the massager.

Under the flap of the sleeve you will find the control panel to turn on the massager and operate the heat and reverse functions. After a certain amount of time the massager will automatically switch directions or you can manually switch the direction of the massaging  balls when you want.  The Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager has four different massage modes.

Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager
Turn sleeves inside out and use velcro strap for belt.

The massager can be used on different parts of your body. The instruction book that comes with the unit has pictures showing how to use it.  One way is to turn the sleeves inside out and use the velcro strap to secure it around your waist like a belt. This makes it easy to massage your lower back.

The Cons

For my overall review I would say if you don’t like painful deep massages this is NOT the massager for you.

The massager has to be plugged in when in use and the power cord is  a bit short. You have to stay close to an outlet to use it, and it unplugs very easy. I would accidentally unplug it when I moved around.

If you are sitting in a chair and lean back too hard the massaging balls will stop rotating.

The massage unit is heavy and a little awkward to use.

It takes awhile for the heat to heat up, and it doesn’t get very warm.

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You can find this Shiatsu Neck Shoulder Massager on Amazon by clicking here

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All Natural Fridge Odor Remover by Sagano


Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber and Air Purifier

By Sagano

odor remover


I like using natural products in my home as much as possible, especially around my food. I was excited to try out Sagano’s Natural Activated Charcoal Odor Remover and Air Purifier. People have been using charcoal as a natural, renewable odor remover for many years.

all natural


Because activated charcoal is very porous it absorbs odors, mold spores and other contaminants from your refrigerator. This helps your food to stay fresh longer and your fridge smelling better.

natural odor remover


This odor absorber can be reactivated naturally when needed by removing it from the package and sitting the bag outside in the sun. The activated charcoal will recharge in a few hours of sunlight. This bag should last up to 2 years by using this method.

recharge bag in sun
Take the bag out to recharge in the sun

I have been using my deodorizer/purifier in my fridge for over a week now and it seems to be doing a great job. I thought I would put it to the real test and see how it does with fresh-cut onion!

The onion challenge
The onion challenge

I put my freshly cut onion uncovered in the fridge. I went back later to check to see how it smells now in the refrigerator. When I opened the door I was surprised that I didn’t smell onion. I then opened the door to the freezer and could smell a slight onion aroma.

Air circulation vents
Air circulation vents

I removed the onion from the fridge and shut the door. I went back and checked the freezer later and no more onion smell at all on either the freezer or refrigerator side.

You can see in the picture above that there are air vents all over the container to let the air flow through the charcoal with ease.

I give this product 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Seed Gift Box Review


EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Seed Gift Box

“FAMILY PACKED – All seeds are grown, harvested, and hand packed in the USA in small quantities by our family.”


EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Seed 

Non-GMO Organic Heirloom Seeds

EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Seeds are hand packed into each cute  little tube and then boxed up ready to give as a gift or to keep and enjoy yourself.

EcoFarms Organic Vegetable Seed

 “We hand pack each tube with enough organic seeds to create a beautiful home garden. The seeds have a high germination rate because we pack our boxes in small lots and since our heirloom kits rarely sit on the shelves for more than a few weeks– they are always fresh.”


EcoFarms Organic Vegetable
10 Seed Packs & Basic Instruction Card

The kit includes

Tendersweet Carrot (50-70 seeds)
Red Burgundy Onion (50-70 seeds)
Golden Beauty Corn (7-12 seeds)
Long Purple Eggplant (40-50 seeds)
Delikatesse Cucumber (10-15 seeds)
Brandywine Tomato (15-20 seeds)
California Wonder Pepper (30-40 seeds)
Calabrese Broccoli  (50-60 seeds)
Great Lakes 118 Lettuce (30-40 seeds)
Utah 5270 Celery (50-60 seeds


organic seeds

Buying organic vegetables can get expensive. Can you imagine walking out to your garden and picking whatever you want at almost no charge. (Accept a lot of hard work and sweat ?)


EcoFarms Vegetable Seed
Organic Tomato Seeds


Organic Corn Seeds


organic seeds


Get your own EcoFarms Organic Heirloom Seeds Here

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SHIR HOME Dry Brushing & Anti Cellulite Massager


Dry Brushing & Anti Cellulite Massager


I am always hearing how wonderful dry brushing is and I never get around to trying it. I get a little intimidated and think I am going to do something wrong. Everyone says to brush towards your heart, some say circles, some say long strokes up your arms and legs, and then when you get to your stomach you do something different. It was all just all to confusing to me.

dry brushing

When I got the opportunity to try SHIR HOME’s Bath Body Brush & Anti Cellulite Massager set I told myself now you are going to learn how to do it.

dry brushing
Double-Sided Dry Brush/Massager

The set from SHIR HOME comes with two pieces. You get a double-sided dry brush with a massager on the other side. Use the dry brush before you get into the shower while the brush and your skin  is dry. The brush feels a little rough at first, but then you get use to it and your skin starts to tingle and feel alive and wonderful. The long handle makes it easier to do your back and shoulders. I hate I waited this long to try dry brushing.

Anti-Cellulite Massager
Anti-Cellulite Massager

Second you get a Anti-Cellulite Massager that fits on your hand. You use this while in the shower and use a anti-cellulite cream or oil to help with lubrication. If not this massager sticks to your skin and can be painful. You want to be able to massage the areas for a few minutes to get the lymph drainage.

Anti-Cellulite Massager Hand Grip
Anti-Cellulite Massager Hand Grip


7 Benefits of Dry Brushing

I looked on for inspiration, and found this article. Dry Skin Brushing: Benefits and How To.  He lists 7 key benefits from dry brushing.

  1. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
  2. Exfoliation
  3. Increase Circulation
  4. Reduce Cellulite
  5. Stress Relief
  6. Improve Digestion and Kidney Function
  7. It’s Invigorating

I don’t know about you, but I need ALL 7 of those benefits right now! They give a “how to” dry brush in the article too. But, I still needed more, I needed to see someone actually doing it.

I Searched YouTube and I Found This Video By runwaydonemyway 


You can find tons of info on dry brushing on the internet from very basic to scientific and very complicated. I am going to start out with the basics and who knows where I will end up.

If you want to try SHIR HOME’s dry brush and an Anti-Cellulite Massager  Click Here

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Vitapura Loose Leaf Tea Infuser Review


VitaPura Loose Leaf Tea Infuser Set of 2

Stainless Steel Tea Strainer & Steeper


Being from the South I love to drink a big old glass sweet iced tea! It’s usually too hot to drink a cup of hot tea. So, I haven’t had much experience making hot tea, much less using a loose leaf tea infuser.

tea infuser

Stay away from Epichlorohydrin

After reading this article on “Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins” I thought I might want to try using a loose leaf tea infuser to make my tea with. Click the link and learn about things to watch for when buying tea bags, even organic tea may have a toxic tea bag. Make sure your tea bag does NOT contain epichlorohydrin.

loose leaf tea

I don’t have any loose leaf tea, but I do have organic tea in tea bags. So I cut open the tea bag and dumped the contents into the infuser baskets. The baskets are made from a high quality, rust-free 304 grade stainless steel, and have lots of very tiny holes for the tea and water to infuse.

infuser locking cap

Line up the lid and twist to lock the lid to the basket so it will stay secure and keep the loose tea inside the basket  during the steeping process.

add water

Add some hot water, adjust the temperature of the water  according to the type of tea you are steeping.


Hook the cup hook at the end of the chain to the side of your glass so you can easily remove the tea infuser after the proper steeping time.

remove tea infuser

 I used very finely ground tea from a tea bag, so  there is a little of the “tea dust” floating in my water. It is really not that much.  This is a great way to use the tea you already have without the bag.

loose leaf tea infuser

If you would like to get this 2 pack of VitaPura Loose Leaf Tea Infusers click here.


For more info and to see more pictures click here to read my Amazon review.


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3D Sleep Mask Review


2 Pack 3D Sleep Mask




Have you ever tried a 3D sleep mask before?

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? I do. I am generally up all night and sleep late in the mornings.  Or maybe you are on the “night-shift” at work and have to sleep during the day.3d sleep mask

Have you ever tried a 3D sleep mask before? The eye part is sorta of concave where it does not touch your eyes. You can have your eyes open and blink them and your lashes shouldn’t even touch the mask.

3d sleep mask

I like the fact that it doesn’t touch my eyes and I can blink. The first time I wore it, I didn’t wake up one time. Usually I wake up several times when I am trying to sleep.

3d sleep mask nose

The 3D sleep mask has a built-in part for you nose. I don’t get a total “black-out” of light. When I look down I can see light, but when your eyes are closed it is really dark. It was surprising how bright it was in my room when I first took off my sleep mask.

3d sleep mask velcro

The mask has an adjustable velcro band that can be  adjusted to fit men, women, and children. The velcro sometimes get stuck in my hair. I like to sleep on my side, and sometimes my sleep mask slips around and even falls off.

When my daughter and I first opened the package she said “They smell like mustard.” I laughed and smelled one and it did have a Dijon mustard smell. ? The smell aired out and they are fine now.

3 d sleep mask on angie
Caught my sister napping with her 3D sleep mask on.

My sister wanted to try one. She said she loves it, and always wanted to try a sleep mask. Since they come in a 2-pack I gave her one. So later when I caught her napping with it on, I thought I’m gonna sneak me a picture. LOL ?

Wanna try this 2-pack of sleep masks click here. 

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Sagano Raw Activated Charcoal Powder


Food Grade Raw Activated Charcoal Powder by Sagano

activated charcoal powder

Sagano Raw Activated Charcoal is high-grade and super fine activated carbon powder  made from organic coconuts. It’s odorless, not gritty, food grade and toxin-free.

Some Uses for Activated Charcoal


  • facial scrub
  • homemade face mask
  • removing makeup
  • homemade pore strips
  • toothpaste / tooth whitening agent
  • treating acne
  • insect bites /bee stings
  • wound cleansing
  • removing body odor

make pore strips

My daughter said she had seen YouTubers make pore strips, so I thought let’s give it a try.

The pore strips were so easy and fun, I thought let’s try and make the face mask from the recipe on the bag of charcoal. What happened next was a nightmare! LOL ??

I’m not sure what went wrong? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated ? just leave me a comment. Thanks!


Find it on Amazon Here

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Organic Foaming Hand Soap DIY


Do It Yourself Organic Foaming Hand Soap

This was my first time making homemade foaming hand soap.  I had no idea how easy and fun it would be to make own. It really felt like I performed a magic trick when I pumped that soap pump and this beautiful billowy white puff of soap filled my hand!


Cove Unscented Pure & Vegan Castile Soap

Made From Certified Organic Plant Oils

 You need to start with a good organic soap base. I am using an unscented Castile soap by Cove.  This Castile soap is vegan, organic and free of detergents, foaming agents,  chemicals, fragrances, and animal products.

Unlike other castile soaps, we don’t use palm kernel oil because its cultivation leads to the destruction of our rainforests. Ours is a simpler soap with a smaller ecological footprint. –Cove


foaming hand soap
This multi-purpose soap is meant to be diluted.

Cove has also added Certified Organic Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil,  Hemp Oil,  Olive Oil,  and Vegetable Glycerin to their Castile soap to make it more moisturizing. I still add a little more V-6 oil because I really want my foaming soap to be extra moisturizing.

Organic Foaming Hand Soap DIY Recipe

Foaming hand wash recipe

Add all your ingredients to your foaming soap dispenser and give a little swish to combine the ingredients. I usually give my dispenser a swish everyday to make sure the ingredients stay combined, because water and oil tends to separate.

See my review with extended version of the video above 


See my review of the foaming soap pump dispenser 


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Make sure you are using the best organic ingredients for your soap. I only use Young Living Essential Oils. For more info on how to get your own YL Essential oils click on the banner at the bottom of this post. Or if you have any questions please click here. 


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Spaghetti with Beef and Zoodles


This awesome WonderEsque Spiralizer Tri Blade Spiral Slicer + FREE Cleaning Brush came in the mail today for  a product review. You can read my Amazon review By Clicking Here.


I love spaghetti but I can’t handle the gluten in the pasta. I have tried the gluten-free ones, but they really raise my blood sugar. I have heard about the “zoodles” or noodles make out of zucchini.




Here is a little video of me making my zucchini noodles with the WonderEsque Spiralizer.

Now the simple recipe

I made my sauce the usual way.  ⇒A jar of organic sauce from the store.⇐ ☺️ added some cooked grass-fed ground beef and let  it simmer on the stove while I made my zoodles.

I didn’t cook my zoodles because I knew the hot sauce would. I wanted them to stay firm like an aldente noodle. Plus raw is better for you.


The zucchini noodles did release some moisture when the sauce cooked them a little, but that was okay.

look at that “noodley” goodness

So it was a simple as that. No cook and gluten-free noodles for your spaghetti sauce.

I’m curious to see what other recipes I can make with my spiralizer. I would love to hear you ideas and favorite recipes. Just leave a comment below.

bon appetit

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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 


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