Zero Grid Money Belt

HIDE MONEY IN A BELT

money-belt~ What ~
Made of a durable black nylon with a molded plastic buckle, this black waist belt is adjustable from size 26 to 46-inches. It measures 48 by 1.5 by 0.2 inches and has a 25 by almost 1.5 inch hidden pocket for storing folded money, identification, keys, or other small items. With the strap being waterproof and durable, it does not have to be removed when going through security since there is no metal, even in the extra long YKK zipper.

~ Why ~
One of our sons often travels, so he will appreciate a nice looking functional black belt that also has a hidden pocket for valuables. I like that the area is 33% larger than comparable security belts. Having the long zipper area allows plenty of space for money that is folded lengthwise, a tri-folded passport, or a double-folded identification card.

~ Why Not ~
Some may wish there were other color choices besides black. Others may not like the nylon material, preferring real leather. With a smaller waist than most people, I found when I wore it, there was extra belt material that would need to be tucked in a pants’ loop or perhaps cut off. Also, when wearing, it is hard for one to get to the zippered area as it wraps around mainly the back and sides of the waist.

~ Wish ~
I wish the material used also had RFID blocking capabilities. It would be ideal if the contents of the pocket could be easier to access without having to remove the belt, but it makes sense when traveling and wanting your money tucked away in a secured place.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inconspicuous travel belt that can hold more than a few flat, thin items, this would be a good selection, especially since it is TSA approved.

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Thanks to Zero Grid for this discounted sample that I am freely evaluating.

I found this at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4FWUQ1/

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In the Shadow of the Denali

In the Shadow of Denali (The Heart of Alaska)Title: In the Shadow of Denali
Authors: Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse
Publisher: BethanyHouse
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1923-8

“So you still blame my father for your father’s death?” Cassie asks in Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse’s novel, In the Shadow of Denali.

~ What ~
First in the Heart of Alaska series, this three-hundred-twenty-page paperback targets those who like historical fiction with suspense and romance during the early twentieth century in Alaska. Using one slang word but containing no overtly sexual content, topics of murder and death may not be appropriate for immature readers.

Set in 1923 in Alaska when the President of the United States named Mount McKinley National Park, twenty-three-year-old Cassie Ivanoff loves working at the Curry Hotel as an assistant cook. Her father, a seasoned mountain guide, feels he was to blame for a death on his last climb of the Great One six years ago. The two are confused yet intrigued when Allan Brennan arrives in town as the father’s apprentice with ulterior motives to find out how and why his father died mountain climbing with his new boss. Only when the three learn how to forgive others and themselves, give their burdens to God, and have faith in Him, will they find hope, peace, and love.

~ Why ~
Having read a prior book of this duo team, I like their writing style as I can easily visualize the scenes. This one includes how forgiveness and faith are important when it involves business and romantic relationships. The description of historical events involving the town, railroad, and beautiful Denali scenery, as well as day to day living, are well documented.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the many food and meal recipes, but they do correlate to the era. Others may wish the book was not so romantically predictable. I found the timing of some scenes were rather unbelievable, especially when three people return to the area for different reasons.

~ Who ~
Award winning author of over one hundred novels, Peterson focuses on both historical and contemporary genre. Woodhouse is a multi-published author, speaker, teacher, and homeschooling parent.

~ Wish ~
With this being the first book in the series, I am anticipating what happens next in the series to secondary individuals such as the head cook and an orphaned teenager.

~ Want ~
If you like learning about Alaska and its impressive Mount McKinley, this quick read involves several characters who must rely on God when it comes to forgiveness, faith, and acceptance.

Thanks to Bethany House for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

This review will be posted on Baker Publishing, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, LinkedIn, Godinterest, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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SnuggleMuffin Hooded Duck Towel plus Ducky

Ducky Hooded Bath Towel + Rubber Duck

duck-towel~ What ~
Made of 100% cotton, this large yellow that has a cute duck with its two eyes and big orange bill on one hooded corner is for wrapping a zero to five-year-old child. Also added is a 3 by 2 by 2-inch plastic yellow duck. To be used after a bath, the 32 by 36-inch wrap comes in a plastic bag with a header card ready for gifting.

~ Why ~
Since two of our grandbabies were born this year, I like that this large blanket is soft to the touch and cute with the duck hood to place over the babies head. It is wide enough to wrap around their three and four-month-old bodies, leaving ample room for drying them off. The rubber ducky floats nicely in the tub’s water and has a hole at the bottom that, when immersed in water, shoots out when squeezed, delighting our three-year-old granddaughter.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that the only available choice is a duck with no other animals or bird choices available.

~ Wish ~
I wish other animal design choices were offered with matching bath toys.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a cute, large hooded bath towel for those who like ducks, this will make an ideal baby shower gift.

Thanks to SnuggleMuffin for this discounted sample that I am freely evaluating.

I found it at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FDEKI8G/

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GreenWeR Garden Flag Stand

NICE YARD FLAG HOLDER

garden-stand~ What ~
Made of a strong black wrought iron, this 32-inch stand is meant to a hold flag outside in a yard or garden. Coming with a rubber stopper, it stops flags from flipping and twisting around it. Its 5-inch two-spike H bracket holds securely into the ground. It comes in a clear 2-snap pouch with instructions and a 20% off coupon offer on future orders.

~ Why ~
Since we have several outdoor garden flags for our backyard, I like how this stand is sturdy and comes with the rubber stopper that keeps the flag from spinning. Another nice feature is the simplicity of the little curve at the top and the bend for the other end of the flag. Because the H bracket has two sharp points, it is easy to step on its top bar when placing it on the ground.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like that the stand is simplistic in design, but it is functional. Others may wish there was a holding clip at the bottom of the vertical part to grasp the bottom edge of the flag.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if other color options besides black were available.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a simple, well-built garden flag stand at a reasonable price, this is a perfect choice.

Thanks to GreenWeR for this discounted product that I am evaluating freely.

I found it at https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Flag-Stand-Stopper-GreenWeR/dp/B01M19Z2IB

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Kareoka Wireless Microphone

2-in-1 Karaoke Microphone

microphone~ What ~
Made of metal and plastic, this Bluetooth wireless microphone can be linked to a computer, Android, or Apple product to receive both a person’s voice and music from a karaoke app while it plays through a built-in speaker. Weighing one pound, the unit measures 10 by 3 by 3 and is available in three color choices of gold, black, or pink with a white square housing. Coming in a sturdy zippered black case that has a web pocket and elastic holder strap, it also includes a USB charging cable, recording lines cable, and instructions.

~ Why ~
Our precocious three-year-old granddaughter loves to ham it up and sing. Giving her this microphone when she visits keeps her occupied, especially after we download her favorite songs. I like how easy it is to set up and use. The power, treble, bass, volume, music, and echo buttons are displayed on one side of the white box, and the USB charger port is conveniently located at the bottom of the handle.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not need or use any type of musical microphone, but this one is designed professionally and simple to use. Some may think it is bulky and weighty.

~ Wish ~
It would be nice if it did not feel a little top heavy due to its weight.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a wireless karaoke microphone with a great sound, this is the perfect solution.

Thanks to Kareoka for this discounted product that I am evaluating freely.

I found it at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4DGEBP/

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Best Choice Products Double Sleeping Bag

2 IN 1 SLEEPING BAG

sleeping-bag2~ What ~
Made of a polyester shell and cotton filling, this double sleeping bag for two people can be altered into two single sleeping areas. With nylon zippers that separate the two pieces, also included are two fluffy light blue pillows and a matching black carrying bag. The black bag with a bluish gray lining can withstand temperatures between 23 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The item is machine washable and can be put in the dryer.

~ Why ~
We have a double air bed for guests that nicely fits a double sleeping bag. I like that this is a perfect fit for the blow-up bed. The best feature is that the top and bottom layers can separate and form two single bags with one about a foot shorter than the other. The outer fabric is soft and slick while the inner padding is comfortable. The bag is sturdy and has several adjustable red straps with plastic buckles for carrying.

~ Why Not ~sleeping-bag1
Some may not like the outside lining as it is slippery like other sleeping bags. Others may want larger sized pillows as these measure only 10 by 15 by 4 inches each. I had trouble putting the bedding back into the sleeping bag, but it was easier when I omitted the pillows and tucked them under the red elastic top straps instead.

~ Wish ~
With black with light blue being the only color option, I wish more color choices were offered.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a sleeping bag that fits two people or can be divided into two separate bags, this would be an excellent purchase.

Thanks to Best Choice for this sample that I am freely evaluating.

I found this product at:  https://bestchoiceproducts.com/products/best-choice-product-23f-5c-2-in-1-style-double-sleeping-bag-camping-hiking-w-carrying-case-2-pillows

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