Wine Stoppers and Beer Bottle Caps by Top It Off


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Like to keep your wine tasting fresh for an extended amount of time after opening and storing? I know I do. Nothing worse than having a bottle of wine lose its flavor if not finished in one sitting, which is why I was more than happy to try out Wine Stoppers and Beer Bottle Caps by Top It Off and MindBody Active.

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The 4 pack of resuable Wine Stoppers and Beer Bottle Caps are 100% food grade silicone. All came in nice colors with fun sayings. One of them is black and says, “Rough Day,” the other 4 are a variety of reds/rust colors and say, “Sip Happens,” “Liquid Therapy,” and “Wine Not.”

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Super simple to use, just place over the top of the averaged sized wine, pop, champagne or beer bottle, push down. That’s it! To remove, just pull up and it easily comes off of the bottle. The stoppers make an airtight seal and help to lock in the flavors for weeks. I have only used them on wine bottles so far, but they worked fantastically.

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One other advantage I really like is the fact they are very simple to pack for vacations. We took them with us to a cabin and did not have to worry about bringing larger, breakable wine stoppers or crossing our fingers that the cork would be salvageable and reusable once initially removed. The stoppers were awesome to have on hand while away from home and worked very well.

Aside from being airtight, the toppers are also considered leak-proof, but I have not stored any topped bottles on their side as of yet. I have turned a bottle upside down while closed with the Wine Stoppers and there were no leaks noted.

Cleaning is very simple since they are dishwasher safe or they can be hand-washed with soap and hot water. I have washed the tops both ways a couple of times and experienced no issues at all. Sometimes I would just give them a quick rinse off instead of thoroughly washing. They still worked great after dishwashing and the writing still looks good as new.

Aside from friendly customer service, this company offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the Wine Stoppers and Beer Bottle Caps.

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Bottom line- They work great, durable, simple to use, fun to read, easy to clean, make a great gift, small enough to pack on trips and store at home. Perfect!
Check it out on Amazon: http://goo.gl/pE4fWA

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review

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Greenwald’s Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover Kit by Greenwald Brands


In our house, there are 4 big dogs, 3 teenagers, I recently had a chance to try out the Greenwald’s Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover Kit by Greenwald Brands.

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Greenwald’s Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover Kit comes with a very sturdy 32 ounce spray bottle and 6 packets of cleaning concentrate refill packets. The cleaner is super easy to mix. The only work required is dropping one refill packet into the 32 ounce bottle for fabric or 2 refill packets for carpet cleaning, fill with cool to warm water, attach the top, wait one minute and then gently shake the bottle. That’s it! I also like that I received 6 refill packets in the kit so this will last a long time and I can just mix up another bottle quickly when needed.

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As for cleaning abilities, I have used this for multiple cleaning jobs on the carpet. Since fabric requires one packet, I did not test it on any fabric because carpet stains are more my house issue. I tried it on spilled milk and pop, mud/dirt stains and also dog urine and vomit (life of a dog owner!). Most of the items came out of the carpet after one application. Some things needed 2 rounds and a couple of times, 3 uses were required. Quite a few stains came out completely, but there were some that did not even though they were greatly faded and definitely less noticeable. Plus, the carpet was left feeling soft as before and not matted down, crunchy or rough.

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The cleaner is simple to use. I would spray the area thoroughly with the carpet cleaner, let it soak for a full minute. Then I would take a rag and scrub the area by hand, wipe up with some clean water and pat dry.

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Greenwald’s Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover scent is not too strong and does fade over time, especially once it has dried.

I do admit, it bothers me to not know the ingredients (unless, I missed then somehow, but they are not listed on any material that I read), especially when there are so many harsh warnings on the bottle, including causes skin irritation and to wear gloves.

Pros:
• Versatile cleaning capabilities while being able to handle most types of stains.
• Easy to mix up in the bottle with the premade refill packets.
• Easy to use, bottle sprays easily and precise.
• Lasts a long time.
• The 32 ounce Bottle is very sturdy and well-made.
• Kit comes with 6 dissolvable concentrate refill packets.
• Works on Fabric and Carpet
• 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Cons:
• Not knowing the ingredients, especially with the warnings on the bottle.

Greenwald Brand also offers great customer service and a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with their product.

Check it out:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V3IKU9Y
YouTube Channel is: http://www.youtube.com/greenwaldbrandsus
Facebook Page is: https://www.facebook.com/greenwaldbrands
Website is http://www.greenwaldbrands.com

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review #StainRemover

Greenwald’s All Purpose Cleaner Kit-Fresh Citrus Scent by Greenwald Brands


Life is busy and let’s face it, anything that can simplify our To-Do list is a must, especially when it comes to cleaning. I recently had a chance to try out the Greenwald’s All Purpose Cleaner Kit-Fresh Citrus Scent by Greenwald Brands.

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Greenwald’s All Purpose Cleaner Kit comes with a very sturdy 32 ounce spray bottle and 6 packets of citrus scented concentrate refill packets. The cleaner is super easy to mix. The only work required is dropping one refill packet into the 32 ounce bottle, fill with cool to warm water, attach the top, wait one minute and then gently shake the bottle. That’s it! I also like that I received 6 refill packets in the kit so this will last a long time and I can just mix up another bottle quickly when needed.

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As for cleaning abilities, I have used this for multiple cleaning jobs around the house; plastic floor mats, kitchen appliances, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, showers, glass, metal garbage can, top surfaces of the washer and dryer, etc. Everything that I have cleaned with this product worked out well, very easy to wipe off quickly and looked clean with no residue. I was impressed by how little of the cleaning liquid I needed to apply.

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It is really nice to have the ability of multiple products built into one bottle. Now, I do not need to buy or store as many products and I can instead carry one product with me around the house for most of my cleaning.

Another perk is the citrus scent. It is very pleasant while using, but does not linger or is too strong. It is nice to not have the heavy cleaning smell like other products.

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I do admit, it bothers me to not know the ingredients (unless, I missed then somehow, but they are not listed on any material that I read), especially when there are so many harsh warnings on the bottle, including causes skin irritation and to wear gloves.

Pros:
• Versatile cleaning capabilities and replaces multiple cleaning products.
• Love the citrus scent and no “cleaning product” smell.
• Easy to mix up in the bottle with the premade refill packets.
• Easy to use, bottle sprays easily and precise.
• Lasts a long time.
• Takes a small amount to clean most surfaces.
• The 32 ounce Bottle is very sturdy and well-made.
• Kit comes with 6 dissolvable concentrate refill packets.
• Do not need as many different cleaning bottles and products.
• 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Cons:
• Not knowing the ingredients, especially with the warnings on the bottle.

Greenwald Brand also offers great customer service and a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with their product.

Check it out:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V3HTIAM
YouTube Channel is: http://www.youtube.com/greenwaldbrandsus
Facebook Page is: https://www.facebook.com/greenwaldbrands
Website is http://www.greenwaldbrands.com

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review #CitrusCleaner

The importance of Mammograms


Long, but worth reading. Please……

I just wanted to remind all my female friends about the extreme importance of getting your yearly mammograms done on time, no excuses! Also, make sure your female friends, relatives and loved ones do not procrastinate! Or, you guys, if you think there is an issue with yourself, get it checked. Guys can get breast cancer too!

We all know they are important, you are probably even saying to yourself that this is not new information and who doesn’t know this already?! Society is practically beating us over the head with Breast Cancer awareness. That is true, but for good reason. This is a story that I learned recently regarding why I wanted to stress the importance of mammograms!

Every May, she always has her annual routine mammo done. Like clockwork, calls and schedules, takes a very short time out of her day and gets it over with. Mammos are simple to do, a minor annoyance for an extremely small amount of time in a busy day and life goes on for another year. No problem. Well, this year, even though she knows how important getting a mammogram done on time due to knowing so many women in her life that have had/do have breast cancer, she thought that it would be okay to put it off for maybe 6 months. Why not? No issues on past mammograms. No symptoms. Even though insurance covers the yearly check, she just did not feel like dealing with the appointment and drive. Decision was made, done deal. The next day, before she even realized what she was doing, the phone was in her hand and suddenly realized she had just scheduled her mammo for the following week. A call she will quickly realize was divine intervention, intuition, pure luck……who knows.

The next week came and she drove to her mammo. All went fine. In and out, on with her day. She would wait for the traditional letter in the mail saying all clear and see you next year. Little did she know, the letter would never arrive. Instead, the phone rang 2 days later early in the morning. The person on the other end was very nice while stating that there were some new issues and concerns on her mammogram that have never been present before on past images. They instructed her that she needed to come in the next day for additional 3D images and an ultrasound, which she did.

Upon arrival, they filled her in on the findings; a mass and also microcalcifications, both on the right side. The tech said that most of these issues are generally dismissed after the new images and ultrasound, so it would probably be ok. After all the tests were completed, the doctor entered the room and told the patient, these issues are not ruled out yet and 2 different types of biopsies would be needed, one week apart so there is time for recovery in between. The doctor did her best to reassure the woman that most biopsies will show that everything is ok and these are just changes that happen in life as we age.

The lady went on to have her first biopsy on the mass. She was scheduled to find out the results a few days later, but received a call the morning of the appointment from the Nurse Practitioner and said the biopsy revealed the mass to just be a complex cyst and she did not even need to come in today, but to just come back for the second biopsy at the end of the week. Yay! One down, one to go. No problem. The day of the second biopsy arrived, a Friday, and she went in to complete the awkward test. The doctor did his best to reassure her that chances are very good all will turn out to be okay since the majority of biopsies are negative. He took a good sample of the microcalcifications and said the come in the following Tuesday for the results.

Monday arrived and her phone rang in the morning. The center called, not the Nurse Practitioner, nicely asking if she would be able to come in that day, as soon as she could and discuss the results since they arrived in their office. She knew right away, this was not going to be like the last one. She told them she could be there in a couple of hours. They said no problem and would see her as soon as she could get there.

Upon arrival, she already knew her life was about to change before anyone even said a word. The NP did see her right away and informed her that her biopsy did reveal breast cancer. Luckily, at least according the biopsy, it is still early stages, but it does appear aggressive. The NP went on to tell her that she would need to see a surgeon next and is facing, at the minimum, a lumpectomy and radiation therapy, plus some meds that will need to be taken for 5 years following the treatment or perhaps even a mastectomy. Chemo may be a factor, but too early to know for sure at this point. This was her life now, at least temporarily.

Her new travels down the breast cancer road is just starting and many questions are still needing answers, but there is an initial plan in place and things are moving forward. Time will tell what happens next and what new information will be learned as tests continue to happen and some form of surgery to take place within the next few weeks. Even though initial signs show it was caught early, doctors made a point to warn her that status may change after the test results come back and pathology reports from surgery. Fingers crossed.

Just think, if she would have put off the routine May mammo for 6 months like she was originally going to do, I am sure this post would read much differently. Which is why, I must again, stress the importance of routine mammograms! If you notice an issue, men and women at any age, don’t dismiss it or think you could just wait until your next mammogram. It is not worth it. She did not even have symptoms and look what was secretly brewing inside. Don’t ignore a simple chance to possibly catch an issue early. A mammogram takes minutes to complete, they may be uncomfortable but definitely not painful, most insurances cover them 100% (even if they don’t, they are worth paying your cost once a year), there are programs that even offer them for free, some clinics schedule mammograms on the weekend. So, what is your excuse?

This story I shared is 100% factual. It is not hearsay, embellished, imagined, a fairytale, etc. How do I know this, you may ask? Because it is my story.

Manual Can Opener by Kukpo


I had the opportunity to try out the Manual Can Opener by Kukpo. This stainless steel can opener fits nicely into my palm while using and the handle is very simple to turn.

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This silver and black can opener has an angled end on the opening side to help make it easier to hold, use and open up cans. I think that the weight of the opener is just right and is not too heavy to hold or use. There is also a bottle opener too that has worked well to open up bottles and assist with opening pop cans.

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The Manual Can Opener by Kukpo is a nice addition to my kitchen and my entire family is able to use it without any issues. I have opened up a handful of cans consisting of various sizes and every can opened up easily and did not catch or slip off. The handles squeeze together without very much effort and are not too big.

As for cleaning, I have just rinsed the can opener off under warm water and dried off. Kukpo does say that the stainless steel will not rust, but I have yet to put the can opener in the dishwasher.

Kukpo does offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with the Manual Can Opener.

Check it out on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QUEVXCY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review #KUKPO

Blue Laundry Bag with 2 Inch Shoulder Strap by YaeloDesign


With a house of 5 people (including 3 teens) and 4 big dogs, that’s a lot of laundry! Being organized and keeping the dirty laundry contained in just a few areas is essential to help not drive me crazy. I also have one child who is ready to leave the nest and head off to college and I want to make sure he takes all the necessary items required for dorm room living. These were all great reasons for me to try the Blue Laundry Bag with 2 Inch Shoulder Strap by YaeloDesign.

First off, the Blue Laundry Bag with 2 Inch Shoulder Strap by YaeloDesign is an awesome laundry bag! I love it. Why? For many reasons:

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• It is a huge bag (30 x 40 inches).
• The 2 inch shoulder strap is very durable and comfortable on the shoulder for easy carrying on my back.
• Drawstring closure that holds in place.
• Premium Heavy Duty 420D Polyester that really hold up to use and abuse.
• Nice color of blue with the white accent of the shoulder strap and draw string.
• Folds up easily into a small size for storage or packing.
• Very well made and I have not experienced any issues while using for a month.
• Did I mention it holds a lot?

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The only criticism I would have is the fact that the packaging says made from “100% Commercial Grade Nylon,” whereas the description online describes the bag as being made with 100% Commercial Grade Heavy Duty 420D Polyester. It would be nice if there was some consistency with the material description. Regardless, the bag works great for me and my family and the material holds up really well.

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It has been perfect to use around the house, on trips to the ocean to hold the dirty, sand, wet towels and also my son will be taking the bag to college to hopefully help keep his dorm room clean. The bag holds an enormous amount of clothes and has been comfortable to carry on our shoulders. As we have used it, no issues or tears have been noticed and the bag seems to be holding up very well.

YaeloDesign also offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not happy with the Blue Laundry Bag with 2 Inch Shoulder Strap (it also comes in red).

Check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TOF1DIA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review #BestLaundryBaG