YouCopia Crazy Susan 11″ Turntable

Susan 2EASILY ORGANIZES YOUR CUPBOARD

~ What ~
Made of white ABS plastic, this round 11-inch turntable with a gray-colored backstop is for storing spices, oils, or condiments in a kitchen cupboard. As a person touches the round base, the circular device slowing swivels around so one can view all contents inside. It arrives in a gift box ready for giving. Instructions are included.

~ Why ~Susan 1
I cannot stand my kitchen cupboard where I keep my spices as I always have to move them around or out of order to get to the one in the back of the cabinet. With this handy gadget, I can turn the lazy susan around and get the needed spice with no effort. It also could be used to hold makeup, lotions, or beauty aids in a bathroom. When my husband noticed I rearranged the spice shelf, he mentioned it looked more organized and easier to grab a jar.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a lot of spices or condiments in their cupboards may not need or want this product. Others may wish it was larger in diameter.

~ Wish ~
I wish other color options were available to blend better inside a cabinet or shelf.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a simplified way to view all your spices or small condiments in a round rotating tray, this is the way to do it.

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Goodia Solar Mini Copper String Lights

Mini Lights 2MINI LED ON COPPER STRING LIGHTS

~ What ~
This 33-foot strand of 120 mini LED waterproof lights on a copper wire is for outdoor use and solar powered. Able to shine up to 16 hours after being fully charged by the sun’s rays for 6 to 8 hours, there are 2 operating modes of lighting. Its built-in battery will last over a year. Instructions and a ground spike are included.

~ Why ~Mini Lights 1
What I like most about this product is that it is solar-powered, so I do not have to think about turning it on and off daily or running any electrical wires. Another top feature that is that this wire is longer than most others. In testing them at night, I put them around our outdoor pond, and they were bright and illuminating on the flashing or solid lighting mode.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like miniatuare lights as they are tiny. Others that live in the Pacific Northwest or where there is limited sun may not think they will light up long enough at night during the short sunny days.

~ Wish ~
With the lights being miniscule, I wish they had varied light sizes on the copper wire so they can be mixed and matched in decorating.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a strand of mini LED lights on a thin copper wire that are solar powered, this will make your decorations shine brightly.

Thanks to Goodia for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Mora Traditionals Keffiyeh

Shemagh 1BOLD STATEMENT SHEMAGH

~ What ~
Made of 100% Cotton, this authentic keffiyeh with seamed edges measures 47 inches square. Available in 11 designs, it usually has colored designs of white, tan, brown, and black with 4-inch ball tassels on the corners and ¾ inch ties on the edges. It is recommended to be hand washed in cold water and air dried or dry cleaned.

~ Why ~Shemagh 2
I like the over-sized largeness of this one because it can be wrapped around the neck to keep warm. Its soft material is not too thick or see-through. Its purpose is for military solidarity for Palestine, but males and females may wear it as a decorative garment. I like that tying and care instructions are included.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not want to wear a keffiyeh that promotes Palestine solidarity, but I was assured it can be used to accent clothing and has no propaganda icons on it. Others may insist it is to be worn by men only, but I asked and was told women could wear it too. I noticed the fabric has the potential to snag, and some of the decorative design stitching is a little loose.

~ Wish ~
I wish the online site mentioned it is not only to promote Palestine and women can wear it too.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an oversized authentic shemagh, this may be a good purchase.

Thanks to Mora for this discounted item that I am evaluating by choice.

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Orilife Colorful Bra Set

Bright Bras 1BRIGHT, COMFY SPORTS BRAS

~ What ~
Made of 96% nylon and 4% spandex, this set includes three workout bras that have no adjustable straps, snaps, hooks, or underwires. Coming in six sizes from Small to XXXL, their colors are in aqua blue, hot pink, and purple. With removable breast pads, 1,5-inch shoulder straps, and 1.75-inch bands around their bottoms, they are machine washable and can be put in the dryer.

~ Why ~Bright Bras 2
I cannot stand underwire, push-up bras and like to be comfortable when I am at the gym, working in the yard, or wearing casual clothing. These bras are ideal by offering ample support of the breasts due to the stretchy, breathable fabric and wide straps. I found the Large fit nicely on my Size 8 frame. The double stitching has no loose threads. The colors are bright and cheerful so their straps could be shown on purpose.

~ Why Not
Some women may not like having to put a bra on over the head since there are not hooks or latches. Others may wish the designs were razorback so give more shoulder movement for working out, but those types usually show near the neckline. Some may not like the thickness of the insert pads, but they are removable.

~ Wish ~
Since they come only in the three solid colors, it would be nice if floral, polka dot, or stripes could be included.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pack of three comfy, stretchy, and bright bras that make you feel secure, these are a must. Be sure to check the sizing as I ordered one size up and they fit perfectly.

I ordered these at their online price at the time and am evaluating them by choice.

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Who Told You That You Were Naked?

Who Told You That You Were Naked?: A Refreshing Reexamination of the Garden of EdenTitle: Who Told You that You Were Naked?
Author:  William E. Combs
Publisher: Carpenter’s Son Publishing
ISBN # 978-1-942587-68-2

“If we recognize the root of sin is our mental capacity to discern good and evil, then we can begin to understand we are incapable of overcoming this antagonist,” William E. Combs writes in his book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? A Refreshing Reexamination of the Garden of Eden.

~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-forty-two-page paperback targets readers looking for an updated viewpoint of the fall of humanity in the Garden of Eden. Using the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, verses are written throughout the text and discussed in detail. After an introduction, ten chapters with discussion questions cover the topic, ending with endnotes.

Written by a retired Presbyterian minister, the book concentrates on possible scenarios of Adam and Eve in the Garden after they had eaten of the tree of good and evil, became shameful being naked, and felt guilty disobeying God. Also using examples of Cain, Moses, David, Paul, John, and Jesus in the Bible, added are the author’s personal experiences, interjections, and other interpretations of Scripture.

~ Why ~
Since we were not in the Garden of Eden when the first couple sinned, we do not know explicitly what each was feeling when partaking of the tree of good and evil. The writer’s creative vignettes force readers to think how it may have happened and why. I appreciated the mentioning of touching verses eating the fruit, exegesis versus eisegesis, and contemporary and alternative interpretations of the historical, life-changing event.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have or want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will not be interested in this book about the inception of sin and path to eternal salvation. Some may not like a book with a pastor’s experiences or analogies such as outhouses, an earth-swallowing event, or his wife’s challenges. Others may notice the highlighted repetition of statements which are meant to stop the reader and consider its content.

~ Wish ~
Although I felt parts of the book got off topic and included personal references, I was reminded that Jesus dying on the cross for our sin reestablished God’s direct relationship with us.

~ Want ~
If you do not mind a retold version of Adam and Eve that takes ample liberties regarding our inherent knowledge of good and evil, this may bring it to the forefront of your thinking.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.

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Cannara Daily Anti-Aging Face Cream

Hemp 1CREAMY NATURAL HEMP FACE MOISTURIZER

~ What ~
Made from 100% natural hemp seed oil, this 1.7-ounce jar of face cream is to keep wrinkles at bay, dry skin moist, and leave skin looking healthier and younger. Coming in a small glass jar, the thick cream-colored lotion can be applied to a clean face twice a day. The first five ingredients are water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cannabis sativa seed oil, vitis vinifera seed oil, and squalane. Instructions are printed on the included box.

~ Why ~ Hemp 2
Now that I am in my late fifties, my skin is aging quickly. Born and raised in Southern California, needless to say, I have wrinkled, dry skin. I like that the cream is soft and blends into my skin quickly and easily. Another nice feature is it contains all natural products with no chemical additives. The smell has an earthy, almost cinnamon tint to it.

~ Why Not ~
If you do not ritualistically apply moisturizers to your face, you may not want to consider this product, but it is supposed to reduce wrinkles. Those who are against anything that contains any part of a marijuana plant may avoid it. Some may wish it included a sunscreen additive.

~ Wish ~
I wish online stated the quantity amount, how much to use, application, and ingredients for the picky buyer. I was skeptical about this product, but I was so impressed by its absorption, nice scent, and moisturizing feeling on my skin. It would be helpful if consumers know how much of the cannabis is absorbed into the skin or if it gets into the bloodstream.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a unique way to add moisture to your face while treating aging and wrinkles, this one that contains cannabis may be an excellent idea. I will update my review if I notice any more pros or cons to the product.

Thanks to Cannara for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Goodia Solar Spike String Lights

Stick Lights 2SOLAR STICK STRING LIGHTS

~ What ~
This 72.5-foot strand of 200 LED waterproof lights that have sections of 1-inch stick lights every 4 inches is for outdoor or indoor use and solar powered. Able to shine up to 16 hours after being fully charged by the sun’s rays for 6 to 8 hours, there are 2 operating modes of lighting. Its built-in battery will last over a year. Instructions and a ground spike are included.

~ Why ~Stick Lights 1
What I like most about this product is that it is solar-powered, so I do not have to think about turning it on and off daily or running any electrical wires. Another top feature that is different than other solar lights on the market is the individual stick lights are thicker and more obvious than others. In testing them at night, I found them to be bright and illuminating on the flashing or solid lighting mode.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the sticks being either too long or short. Others that live in the Pacific Northwest or where there is limited sun may not think they will light up long enough at night during the short sunny days.

~ Wish ~
With each stick being approximately 1 inch long, it would be nice if other size lights could be available that are smaller and larger than these so they can be mixed and matched in decorating.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a long strand of stick string lights that are solar powered, this will make your decorations shine brightly.

Thanks to Goodia for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Shizan Anti-Aging Day Cream

Shizan 1LUXURIOUS FACE MOISTURIZER

~ What ~
This 1.7 ounce of a thick white cream can be applied daily on a clean face or neck to lessen wrinkles, fine lines, and aging. Coming in a plastic 4.5-inch tall bottle with pumper and lid, it is easy to use. The first four ingredients are water, sunflower seed oil, sorbitan oleate, and hydrogenated stearyl olive oil esters. Also added are honeysuckle, argan, olive, jojoba, pomegranate, grape, and citron oils. Directions are on the box and jar.

~ Why ~
Now that I am in my late fifties, my skin is aging quickly. Born and raised in Southern California, I have all three types of skin cancers so try only to use natural products on my face, so I like that this one contains 95% organic water-binding ingredients. I appreciate that concoction includes a blend of cold-pressed oils that do not leave my skin greasy or slippery. The smell has a floral fragrance, and it absorbs into the skin quickly.

~ Why Not ~Shizan 2

If you do not ritualistically apply moisturizers to your face, you may not want to consider this product, but it does help with consistent use to keep those wrinkles at bay. Those who already have oily skin may not want to add more oil-based products to their daily regimen. Others may not care for its flowery scent.

~ Wish ~
Since this cream can be used daily, it would be helpful if it included SPF ingredients that blocked out the UV rays that cause further skin damage.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a natural, healthy cold-pressed oil-based face and neck moisturizer, try this one. I will update my opinion if I come across any other findings.

Thanks to Shizan for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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Goodia LED Candelabra Light Bulbs

LED Bulbs 2LED TAPERED CANDELABRA LIGHT BULBS

~ What ~
This pack contains 6 LED light bulbs that are tapered and fit in chandeliers or candelabras. The dimmable lights that measure 3.9-inches long with base of 1.38-inches have sockets that fits most E12 electrical housings. They use only 4 watts of electricity compared to the standard 40-watt bulbs and should last 25,000 hours.

~ Why ~
What I like most about this product is that they save me money because they are LED so should last a long time. In putting them outside in our two garage carriage lights, they brightly shine on the area.

~ Why Not ~LED Bulbs 1
Some may not like how bright the lights shine, but the package states they are dimmable.

~ Wish ~
With the tapered shape, I wish their tips tear dropped like other candelabra bulbs or that the glass had a design or pattern on the sides.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a 6-pack of tapered LED candelabra light bulbs, this will make your fixtures shine brightly.

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My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

Title: My Lift-the-Flap Bible
Retold by: Michael Berghof
Illustrator: Gill Guile
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7180-9428-7

My Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories is a wonderful introduction to the Bible and a perfect gift for the children in your life,” the back jacket states in this book.

~ What ~
This twenty-page hardbound with rounded corners targets children four to eight years old who enjoy board books with hidden flaps. Even though it has stories of Daniel in the lions’ den, Jonah in the large fish, and that Jesus died, there are no scary visualizations in the thirteen stories retold from the Holy Bible.

As readers view five stories from the Old Testament of creation, Noah’s ark, Moses leading the exodus, Daniel, and Jonah, the nine stories in the New Testament stories include Jesus’s birth, His miracle at the wedding in Cana, healing of a man, feeding the five thousand, walking on water, having His last supper, resurrected, and being with His disciples. When the thirty flaps are opened, children can visualize the joy and happiness that God gives to the scenes.

~ Why Not ~
I like how the short stories are written in paragraph format with brightly colored illustrations that cover the page. The flaps are of all sizes, entertaining a young child as they peep under them. I appreciate that the stories follow the Word of God.

~ Wish ~
Although there is no plan of eternal salvation or Jesus’s dying on the cross for our sins, the book is a good start for young ones to see the Bible’s importance through several retold stories.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an interactive book for a child to lift flaps and see what is underneath, this one that focuses on well-known Bible stories will delight your little one.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am evaluating by choice.

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