FTC Disclosure

Life is complicated enough without getting into hotwater with federal agencies so: TAKE NOTE Many things I review I got at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Consider this as informing you that ALL things I review may have been gotten at no charge. Realistically about 60% but in order to keep things above board just assume that I got the stuff free. I do not collect information on my readers. If cookies or other tracking stuff is used on my blogs it is due to BLOGGER not ME. Apparently the European Union's new rules state I need to inform you if cookies are being use. If they are it isn't byu me, consider yourself INFORMED.
Words like, “sponsored,” “promotion,” “paid ad” or even just “ad” are clear ways to disclose that you’re being paid to share information and links so BE AWARE that some of what I write can be described as an AD by the government. BTW I will NEVER say a product is great, super or even acceptable if it isn't, whether I got it free or NOT!



Please check out my other blogs
Pick of the Literate 
or Azure Dwarf’s Horde
or visit my web site

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Two-Tone Cushion Shape Created Pink Sapphire Pendant Necklace, 18"

I end up being a bit tongue tied on jewelry reviews.  This is very bright pink and from my eye it is a true pink, not a fuchsia or other shade.  It has a very nice look to it.   It looks way more expensive than the price of $28.00 warrants.  The gift box is nice and the whole overall ambiance is very attractive. 

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat, Slate Grey

This is a very thoughtful and well designed product.   The inventor found traditional car seats unwieldy.  In addition the author as many of us can testify found there were times were he needed a car seat and did not have one with him. 

This seat truly is small enough to go in a backpack.  For me the convenience is to put it in the seat back pocket of my car.   There are times when I have been asked to pick up a grandchild due to my kids having a scheduling conflict.   This often entails a drive home or a drive to their home to get a car seat.   This unit allows you to avoid that inconvenience.  

The seat installs easily.  You just drop it on the seat and then run the lap belt through the attached wings on the booster seat.  I found the shoulder harness fastener a bit more trouble.  I advise that you shorten that strap prior to putting a squirmy kid on the booster.  The clip/holder was surprisingly difficult to adjust.  It seems like it should adjust more easily but it didn't.

If you have had two or more grandchildren in your back seat, all using boosters or car seats, you know there is a major problem with space.  I have a mid-size SUV that seats 3 adults in the back easily but three car seats are problematic. This booster would allow three booster to easily fit into most seats.  That is a major benefit.

This should be a no brainer for grandparents who are often asked for kid pickup with little or no notice.  Keeping one or more of these in the car will not impact normal use of the car space.   Parents will find this convenient as well, particular when there may be more than on car seat in use.  
This was the part that was hard to adjust. 

My only complaint was the difficulty adjusting the shoulder strap holder.  

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pack of 4, BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlight with Lanyard,

A simple, bright flashlight.  No gimmicks, no flashing just a nice bright light at a price for four that was just a smidge over the price of one that was only one LED.

  • BYB Super Bright 9 LED mini aluminum flashlight is the perfect companion for everyday use.
  • Compact, Durable, and Versatile. Use in a wide variety of situations and circumstances
  • Aluminum body, good illumination, no blinding, run times, can use for calamity search & rescue
  • Simple on/off push button operation and 3x AAA Battery required but not included
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Johnny The Skull 3D Game

This is an interesting toy.  The skull projects "ghosts and critters" on the wall and ceiling.  The player is to shoot them with the included ray gun.  The skull makes "ghostly" noises and twists and swivels so it is hard to tell where the next target will be projected.  It projected surprisingly bright and detailed ghosts and bats even in a low light situation.  In a no light situation the projections were visible.  The accuracy of your shot doesn't seem to matter as much as getting to the next projection  before it disappears.  Dare I suggest that Dad and Mom might have fun with this after the kids go to bed with a little competitive shooting.   It is silly and fun. 

Buy your batteries in bulk as the skull takes 4-AA and the gun takes 3AAA.   I suspect that the fun aspect will burn through batteries rather quickly.

·                        Shoot quick or you may miss them! hear the Spooky sounds!
·                        Your blaster will Count the number of ghosts you hit and you'll get extra points for the bats!
·                        Game has 3 different skill levels. Can you master them all?

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

PEPPA PIG and George Giggle n' Wiggle Plush

These are pigs that are inspired by a TV show.
  It is reminiscent of Tickle Me Elmo in you press the tummy to get phrases, giggles and roll overs.  The animation part may decrease in interest after extensive use but the timeless aspect of plush animals should add to its interest life span.  The pigs are cute and the voice is less annoying than Elmo's voice.   Peppa comes with demo batteries (think short life) and George needs batteries.  Each figure takes 3 AA batteries.  I think that this will be an appealing toy even if your child is not a fan of the show.

Press Peppa's tummy to hear giggles, oinks, and phrases like "I'm Peppa Pig" and "You're my best friend".

Press George's tummy to hear giggles, oinks, and phrases like "Wiggle Wiggle!" and "Dinosaur!".

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

K'NEX K-FORCE Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set

This says 8+, I would pay attention to the plus sign.   Although the instructions are very good, I would say it would take a pretty talented eight year old to assemble this.   It is a perfect father son project though.  It is not mentioned on the box or in the book but Nerf brand darts will work and these darts do work in Nerf brand toys.  Don't believe me, there is a surprising amount of research referenced on line about compatibility.  Who knew that much passion could be engendered about a type of toy. For kids who enjoy the blaster type fun, this should be a hit.  Lots and lots of parts though, 288 pieces which doesn't sound like a lot but...I guess I'm not eight years old.   I predict this will be a well received gift.

Later: I neglected to mention  this is a very cool looking toy and has the ability to be customized appearance wise as it is compatible with all the other K'NEX products.

  • 1 NEW Motorized Rapid Fire Blaster Chamber
  • 10-Dart Clip
  • 10 Foam Darts; 1 Quick Fit Grip
  • Requires 2 "AA" batteries, not included

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.
 Money Saving Tech Tips