Flora Mcqueen 18″X13.75″ Gym Sack Bag Drawstring Backpack Sport Bag for Men & Women School Travel Backpack for Teens College Girls Sackpack (Smile Faces)

Very cute bag!  This bag will be very much appreciated by my daughter at school, or by a neighbor’s teen daughter.  I won’t bore you with the sizes as they are listed in the above title, but this 18×13 (about) bag is a great size for books, gym clothes, shoes, goodies, anything that any kid might need to haul around.

This bag does have shoulder straps so you can put it on your back and not worry about dragging it or losing it.  The material is white, and not see through, but you can see darker objects in it.  It’s silky to the touch and I love all the Smiley Faces!  Depicts your week pretty well, lol.

It’s a very cute bag and would make a great gift or part of a gift for anyone.

I did receive this bag for free for my honest and unbiased review.  Now, in saying that, don’t think I’m not being honest on my review.  I am in NO way obligated to give a review to this seller or any seller.  I decided to do this on my own accord.  If I want to purchase an item, I look at the reviews, whether it be large or small items.  I want the good, the bad and the ugly on any item.  I got this item because I want to give it to someone, not to hoard in a closet.

If you are interested in looking at the item on Amazon.com just follow the link below:)



Reviewing In The News

So Amazon has changed their policy for reviewers and reviewing.  Basically in a nutshell, they only want their Vine reviewers to review products.  These Viners are chosen, you cannot apply, and sellers have to pay up to $1300 in fees to have reviewers.

We all know the little guy starting out cannot afford a $1300 fee just to have someone review an item.  In my opinion, and only mine, I can see both sides.  There are unscrupulous reviewers and sellers.  Some of the reviews I’ve read, you can tell the person reviewing never even tried the item out.  Some less then above the board sellers have, in the past, requested a 5 star vote (which I am very greedy about giving).  It’s people that have done this, that have made Amazon push to this extreme.  On the other hand, there are people that review that do an honest job and work hard to give an unbiased review.  It’s a slippery slope and I hope there is at least a fix to this slide.


Amazon knows what item you have been given a discount for, and what you have paid full price for.  Their update on the forum they provide says you can review the item, but cannot review items you got at a discount, or cannot say you got it at a discount…that’s where the FTC comes in.  You are required, by law, to state that you got the item at a discount if you did.  This is the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION people…no one to mess with.  While no one is doing anything illegal….it is very frustrating to say the least.

Here’s a link to the FTC…in case you’re interested in reading 🙂


If you are a reviewer, a seller, or a passerbyer…just some points to ponder 🙂

Primode Space Saver Vacuum Storage Bags, 20 Count Value Pack – Saves Space & Protects Clothing Easy-to-Use (Set Of 20)

So we are on the downhill slope of being close to retirement from one part of life, and moving on to the next.  This also means downsizing.  There are certain things I will NOT part with, in the lines of blankets that were made by my mom, or outfits I brought the kids home from the hospital in.  Non-negotiable.

I saw these Space Saver Vacuum Storage bags, and thought I’d give them a try.  I have seen these on TV and have always been skeptical, and quite honestly, my OCD doesn’t like the uneven storage…BUT this works like a charm.  I’m IMPRESSED.  That’s saying a lot…better still, my husband is impressed and it takes him ALOT to get impressed.

This set came with 20 bags, all different sizes, and the handpump.  That handpump sure gives your arm a workout!  I’m NOT thrilled about that, BUT it’s good for me, lol.  We never like anything that’s good for us, right?

I placed a pillow in the bag, to see how it works, I wanted to ensure it would actually work the way it claims.  I can safely and assuredly tell you, it does!  You simply unzip the bag, which comes with a zipper sealer, so don’t lose that, you’ll need it (not attached permanently).  You place your item into the bag, and unscrew the white lid to the pump hole, screw the pump on, and suction the air out with the air pump provided.  It really does work.  If you need storage of clothes, blankets, whatever, this will work.

I received these bags at a discount for my unbiased and honest review.  Don’t assume that I was required to post a review, I wasn’t.  I happen to do this on my own accord.  I like to read reviews on items I’m looking at purchasing, so I want the good bad and ugly on whatever item, so I can make an informed decision.

If you care to look at the specs of this product, follow this link 🙂  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZFUXHX/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anmao Women’s 12PCS White Round Clear Nickle Free Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings (6 Pairs) STE-01

Very pretty earrings.  I bought these for my daughter, who loves the different sizes, and this set comes with six different sizes!  These earrings are Round Clear Nickle Free Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings, and since they are nickle free they shouldn’t bother people that have allergies to certain metals.  The sizes are as follows:  3mm(1 pair),4mm(1 pair),5mm(1 pair),6mm(1 pair),7mm(1 pair),8mm(1 pair).  The stone part is AAA cubic zirconia, which means its very clear.

These earrings come in a nice gift box, and are the posts are through a card for safe keeping.  This would be a great gift set or if you just want them for yourself for a change in the size.

I did get these earrings at a discount for my honest and unbiased review.  In saying that, getting these at a discount does NOT discredit my honesty.  I am in NO way obligated to leave a review, it’s at my own discretion.  I happen to read reviews in whatever site I’m on and shopping through, so I can form an educated decision before spending my hard earned money.

If you are interested in looking these over, or purchasing, follow this link to Amazon.com and check it out 🙂  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DU00BI2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



LCD Digital Kitchen Cooking Timer Count-Down Up Clock Loud Alarm with Magnetic Stand, White

I ordered this timer for my son, who just decided to rent an apartment for college instead of staying in dorms.  His best item to cook is mac n cheese and I don’t think that will last long before he decides to learn to cook.  I tried, but he wasn’t having it.

This timer is white and has a LCD display which is pretty large, so you can see it from a distance not to far from the kitchen.  This timer counts up and down so you can use it as a stop watch as well.  The alarm is very loud, no mistaking it is going off.

The back is magnetic and also has a stand, so you can put it on the fridge or on the counter for easy use.  This also has a hook for hanging if you need to or want to.  This timer requires a AAA battery, it is not included.  The on and off button is on the side, for easy use as well.  You push both buttons to clear the time after you’ve finished with it.

I received this timer for free, for my unbiased and honest review.  In saying that, I am NOT required to leave a review, it’s totally at my own discretion.  I give a fair review on whatever item I am reviewing, whether it was full price or discounted.  I read the reviews on products I am planning on purchasing, as I want the good the bad and the ugly so I have an educated edge before spending my hard earned money.

You can buy this here if you’re interested 🙂  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LMZ86BG/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Toter 64 Gallon Trash Bags By Primode – 50 Count Heavy Duty Black Garbage Bags For Indoor Or Outdoor Use 50×54 MADE IN THE USA

Garbage bags, who doesn’t need them?  I know we most certainly do need them.  These big black 64 Gallon trash bags are HUGE…(hence 64 gallon right?).  They are great for outdoor leaves, since fall is upon us, or cleaning up of my husband’s garage that is full of wood shavings, he builds with wood so there are usually piles of sawdust everywhere, and unbeknownst to me, they are a fire hazard if you leave them.

These bags are thick, durable and will be perfect for his woodshop, and for the yardwork. They would also be a great poncho if you ever needed one and couldn’t find yours.  These bags are so long, they would fit a grown man as a poncho.  I keep alot of these in my van as well, picking up college kids with stuff that hasn’t been washed in awhile, these bags are perfect.  My son plays college sports, so he’s always muddy or wet after I get him, so I line a bag on my seat so it’s not ruined.

These bags are great, and I’m glad I got them.  They come in a box of 100, so it will be a long time before we run out.  Very much worth it though, nothing worse then needing a trash bag and having to add it to your list to run to store with.

I purchased these trash bags at a discount, for my honest and unbiased review.  In saying that, I am under NO obligation to leave a review. I do so, so other’s might benefit from how I view these bags.  These are my opinions, and mine only.  When I’m purchasing a product I DO read the reviews.  I want the good bad and ugly, so I can make an educated purchase.

If you’d like to purchase, follow this link:

Toter 64 Gallon Trash Bags By Primode – 50 Count Heavy Duty Black Garbage Bags For Indoor Or Outdoor Use 50×54 MADE IN THE USA

Jade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Culinary Grade (For Blending & Baking) – [30g Starter Size]

So you know that I’ve purchased the Matcha Ceremonial Tea, that is pretty much good for just drinking tea (well for me anyway since I am a bit OCD about things, and like to follow directions).  I decided to buy the Culinary Grade for Blending and Baking to try adding to foods, smoothies and I’ve been researching recipes for baking as well.

There are a bazillion recipes (ok…ok…maybe not a bazillion), to bake with as well as smoothie recipes.  Simply go to google, the all-knowing, all-encompassed search engine type in Matcha and see what pops up.  LOADS…I’m not exaggerating this time…there truly are loads of recipes.

Matcha is a natural superfood, full of antioxidants, full of energy boosting vitamins, and is pure.  This culinary grade is a bit less expensive then the ceremonial grade, so you can afford to cook or bake with it.  This company has a 100% money back guarantee, so you can’t go wrong at least trying it.  I know when I opened it and smelled it, I was a bit taken back, but…it’s healthy.  You know those foods that smell delicious and make you crave more?  They aren’t.  My own opinion though 🙂

I did receive this Culinary Matcha tea at a discount, for my honest and unbiased opinion.  In saying that, I am NOT required to leave a review.  I do so, on my own accord, simply due to the fact I DO read other reviews for items I am looking at purchasing, and I appreciate the good, the bad and the ugly, so I can make an educated decision.

IF you’d like to purchase some of this Culinary Matcha Tea, please follow this link 🙂 Enjoy some healthy creations!



Jade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Ceremonial Grade (For Sipping as Tea) – [30g Tin]

Did you know that Matcha Green Tea is a super healthy for you?  Its a healthy liquid superfood.  All natural, all organic, rich in antioxidants helps boost metabolism and is a great tea to drink for natural energy and said to be great for mental clarity.

In saying that, it doesn’t taste the best, unless you add a little natural sweetener to it.  At least that’s my opinion.  I prefer a bit of a sweet taste over anything else, so adding local honey or Agave sweetener is what I lean to.


This is the Ceremonial Grade powder, when traditional is what you’d like to have, simply adding hot water and sipping.  This tea is provided by one family farm, Uji in Japan, and they back their product 100%

This tea was packed very well, the top opened like pop top can, you have to peel back the lid, and inside the tin was the foil package, maintaining the properties of the tea, so you simply empty the foil package into the tin.  This is a high grade quality tea, and if you like a traditional tea, that is a superfood drink and loads of antioxidants, this is the one you should try.

I received this tea at a discount, for my honest and unbiased opinion.  I am in no way obligated to give a review, it is my decision to do so.  I appreciate honest opinions on products I am looking at purchasing so I like to give mine as well for others.

Enjoy!  If you’d like to purchase this product on Amazon.com…please follow the link provided.Jade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Ceremonial Grade (For Sipping as Tea) – [30g Tin]