Goodia Solar Ball String Light Set

GOLD MORROCCAN SOLAR BALL STRING LIGHTS

~ What ~
This 10.5-foot strand of 30 LED waterproof Morroccan ball lights is for outdoor use and solar powered. Able to shine up to 17 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 ~
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 as the balls are almost an inch in diameter. 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 size of the balls being either too large or too small. 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 balls being about 1-inch wide, it would be nice if other size balls 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 strand of small ball lights that are solar powered, this will make your decorations shine brightly.

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Orilife Short-Sleeve Batwing Shirt

Eifel 1COMFY OVER-SIZED WOMEN’S SHIRT

~ What ~
Made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, this one-size-fits-all batwing shirt for women comes in 12 design choices. With a scooped collarless neckline, open short sleeve batwings, and long length, there is only printing on the front side. No cleaning information is online, but the attached tag states to wash separately and professional dry cleaning is recommended.

~ Why ~Eifel
I love comfortable, loose-fitting shirts, and this one fits the bill. With the length being to the crotch area of my Size 8 frame, I can wear it with capris or leggings. Another nice feature is the Eiffel Tower design as it is colorful and should not fade.

~ Why Not ~
Some women may like more snuggly fit shirts, but this one was designed to be airy and comfy. Others may not like the illustrated designs.

~ Wish ~
It would be ideal to have cleaning instructions online.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a casual batwing shirt for a female where one size fits all, this is a keeper.

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Morning & Evening Devotions

David Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions: Holy Moments in the Presence of GodTitle: Morning & Evening Devotions
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-7180-9261-0

~ What ~
At 768 pages, this brown embossed devotional hardbound is meant to be read every morning and evening. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the CEV, ESV, KJV, NASB, NIV, NLT, RSV, TLB, HCSB, God’s Word, Phillips, and the Message. A ribbon marker is attached.

Containing two devotions for each day of the year, the opened pages have the morning’s contents on the left side of the pages with the evening’s on the right. After a title, there is a short written out Bible verse, followed by a few paragraphs about the topic. While an introduction is at the beginning of the book, sources and several lined blank notes pages are at the back.

~Why ~
I appreciate devotionals that have little information about the author but focus on God in day-to-day living, and this book does that nicely. The readings are brief and to the point, often beginning with a couple of sentences regarding a person, place, or thing, explaining how it correlates to God.

One of my favorites was May 2nd. The morning’s devotional is titled God Never Sleeps with Psalm 121:4 written out. While discussing Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal mentioned in the Old Testament, the writer stresses that God is there all hours of the day for us. The opposite page has the title of Succeeding at Failing with 2 Timothy 4:11. When Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, departed from Paul’s ministry, many considered him a failure, but Paul later counts him as a valuable coworker, showing how God uses our circumstances.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a daily devotional that focuses on getting closer to the Almighty. Others may wish each read were longer in length.

~ Wish ~
It would be thoughtful to include a short prayer at the bottom of the pages so one could apply the devotional to that morning or evening when talking to God.

~ Want ~
If you like devotionals that have both a morning and evening read, this is an excellent choice for one seeking a closer walk with Christ, but it should not take the place of daily Bible reading.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am freely evaluating.

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Esther: Finding Yourself in Times of Trouble

Esther: Finding Yourself in Times of Trouble (Drawn In Bible Study)Title: Esther: Finding Yourself in Times of Trouble
Series: Drawn In Bible Study
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 978-1-63146-787-5

~ What ~
Part of the Drawn In Bible Study series, this 112-page hardbound targets those who like a creative way to study the book of Esther in the Holy Bible. The story is divided into four sections that are twenty pages each and include black and white illustrations to color, questions, commentary, and author’s notes. The Message of the Holy Bible is quoted, and it ends with notes per chapter on how to lead a Bible study and advertisements.

The story of Esther is told within four chapters that explain her relationships with pagan King Xerxes, cousin Mordecai, evil Haman, and God. With drawings to color, questions with areas to write in answers, and a few highlighted author’s notes, the reader can spend time focusing on how this iconic woman saved many Jews from genocide through her faith in the Almighty.

~ Why ~
Many readers find a deep connection to God by reading His Word and doodling as they concentrate on what is being taught. With Esther being one of my favorite Bible characters, I enjoyed reading her story again and how she trusted God through her trials and tribulations. Including over twenty drawings that include scenes or wording, the story flows between the pages with a total of sixty-five questions spread throughout, ending with comments and prayers.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship may not be interested in this type of coloring Bible study book. Others may not care for coloring or doodling. The book does not lay flat so may be hard to color, and some pictures are on both sides of the paper, so felt tip pens may bleed through the pages.

~ Wish ~
Being a fan of the King James Version of the Bible, I do not care for The Message. I wish the illustrations were only on one side of the page so they could be removed and framed.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a Biblical devotion on Esther with coloring pages for someone creative, this will make an excellent choice.

Thanks to Tyndale Blog for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

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La Relief Mosquito Repellent Refills

Refill 1REFILL YOUR REPELLENT BRACELET

~ What ~
This 4-pack of mosquito reppelent diffuser pellets can be used with any of the La Relief Bracelets to ward off insects. With no mess or direct contact with the skin, the approximately 1.5 by 0.5 by 0.2 red inserts contain natural aromatherapy oils of geranium, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, cinnamon, rosemary, geraniol, and schizonepeta. Instructions and use are on the outside of the reusable packaging.

~ Why ~Refill 2
Having several of La Relief’s bracelets to keep away insects indoors and outdoors, I like having extra refills around. They easily slip into the mesh elastic holder of the Velcro bracelet. Being compact in size, extras can be carried in small spaces. Another nice feature is they are plant-based, so you do not have to worry about strange chemicals touching your skin.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like wearing jewelry on their wrist may not want to use the repellent bracelets, so they will not need refills. Others may not like the scent combinations of the pellets.

~ Wish ~
Since a sticker is on part of the packaging, it does not state how long each pellet can be used. The longevity information should be printed on the front of the bag.

~ Want ~
If you are using the matching bracelets to keep mosquitoes away, you should buy these refills, so you do not run out throughout the summer.

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

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3DIY Printing Pen

3D Pen 1WRITE-IN 3 DIMENSIONS

~ What ~
This printing pen set is for drawing in 3 dimensions Recommended for ages 8 and older, the kit has a lightweight purple writing pen, 5 ABS filaments, an extra nozzle, AC/DC adapter, and screwdriver in a gift box. Instructions are included.

~ Why ~3D Pen 2
The new craze is 3D writing pens, and this one is easy to use for young and old. Having a degree in art, I was fascinated using the pen to try. By threading the filament in the back end of the pen, setting the temperature, and clicking the forward button, the 3D ink comes out in a line, ready for designing. I like that it has everything in the box so can be used immediately. Black, white, green, red, and blue colors came in my set.

~ Why Not ~
Those who are not artistic may be afraid to use this product, but it is creative and fun. Others may wish there was more than 16 feet total of filament to use. Some may find it hard initially to regulate the flow, consistency, and steadiness of the line. Due to the pen’s tip being extremely hot to the touch, children using it should be supervised by an adult.

~ Wish ~
Although I appreciate having the 5 colors in the package, I wish more colors were added.

~ Want ~
If you want to draw in 3D, this is a fun and exciting set to be creative.

Thanks to 3DIY for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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La Relief Essential Oils Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

LR Diffuser 1ESSENTIAL OILS INSECT REPELLENT BRACELET

~ What ~
Made of polyester with a mesh insert pocket and Velcro tab, this repellent bracelet can be safely worn by children or adults. Available in black, blue, green, orange, or pink, the bracelet measures 10 by 0.5 by 0.2 inches. They are deet- and toxic-free, as well as waterproof, and include 4 oil-soaked inserts that contain Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, and Citronella to ward off mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and spiders. Instructions are included.

~ Why ~LR Diffuser 2
Right now we are getting quite a few bugs outdoors, and wearing protection repellents are a must. I like how this one is adjustable with the Velcro and easy to use by inserting one of the pellets that can last up to 2 weeks or 360 hours each. Another nice feature is it is plant-based so you do not have to worry about strange chemicals touching your skin.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like wearing jewelry on their wrist while outside may not want to use this product, but it could be strapped to a pants’ belt loop or tied to a hat or jacket. Others may not like the scent which is

~ Wish ~
I wish the ingredients were stated online as the packaging has a list of 6 types of essential-oil blends with only one for mosquitoes.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a healthy, non-chemical way to be protected from insects, this makes a complete kit that will last over 2 months.

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

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Julio’s Adventures Scratch Off Map

Map 1TRACK YOUR TRAVELING BUCKET LIST

~ What ~
Made of 200 gsm high-quality paper, this map of the world measures 17 by 24 inches and has a gold foil on all land masses that can be scratched off, showing a colorful country or state underneath. The kit comes with 5o flag pins and 2 scratch-off tools in a gift tube. In addition to all the continents, also all 50 of the United States are depicted, and there are 207 countries’ flags.

~ Why ~Map 2
One of our sons loves to travel the world, so with this map, he can track any of his past adventures as well as those to come. I like that the tools inside are for both precision detail and broad stroke removal of the foil. Having all the different colors of land underneath makes the map engaging. The flag pins can be used to stick on specific areas if the map is attached to pegboard or cardboard.

~ Why Not ~Map 3
Those who rarely travel or have no interest visiting parts of the globe will skip this product. Others may not like how small some of the countries/states are or that the flag pins were a little larger.

~ Wish ~
I wish this map were also available in silver coating instead of only gold.

~ Want ~
If you want to map out all of your worldly travels with a flat wall map, this one that comes with added features would be an excellent choice.

Thanks to Julio’s Adventures for this discounted product that I am evaluating by choice.

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La Relief Lice Treatment Hair Bands

Lice 15 STRETCHY HAIR BANDS THAT WARD OFF LICE

~ What ~
Made of silicone, this packet of 5 circular stretchy bands can be safely worn by children or adults to treat and remove lice in hair. In white with pink or blue, the stretchy round cord measures 2.5 inches in circumference and 0.25 inches wide. They are deet- and toxic-free, as well as waterproof, and have been soaked in essential oils of rosemary, geranium, tea tree oil, and lemon to ward off lice. A comb with a magnifying glass and instructions are included stating they offer 65 days of protection.

~ Why ~Lice 2
Having 3 grandchildren, they are sometimes exposed to lice. I like how the 5 hairbands can last up over 2 months. Another nice feature is it is plant-based so you do not have to worry about strange chemicals touching your hair while treating the lice.

~ Why Not ~
Those who have short hair or do not like wearing their hair in a ponytail will not like using this product if they have lice. Others may think it is geared toward females due to being used as a ponytail hair band.

~ Wish ~
Having received 3 blue/white and 2 pink/white, I wish more color combinations were included. I am unsure if one band lasts the 2-plus months or all 5 do (so 13 days per band).

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a healthy, non-chemical way to treat head lice for more than 2 months, this 5 hair band packet with extras may be the way to do it.

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

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Bussani Garlic Press

Garlic 1GRATE GARLIC QUICKLY

~ What ~
Made of silver aluminum, this garlic press comes with a cleaning tool and a drawstring jute bag to keep the product in or for garlic cloves. The press measure 8 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. It is dishwasher safe and can be hand washed with the enclosed tool.

~ Why ~Garlic 2
Cutting garlic or ginger has always been an issue for me as I usually hurt my fingertips. I like how this one has a deep well to put the cloves or pieces in to crush. The ergonomic handles do not hurt your hands; the tool locks in the end of one of the handles for easy access to clean. The peeled cloves are minced evenly through the small holes.

~ Why Not
Those who do not cook or use garlic will find no use for this product. Others may not have the time or energy to grate the root and prefer buying already minced garlic, but store-bought will not be as fresh.

~ Wish ~
With the product being aluminum, it is lighter than most garlic presses; I wish it were a little heavier as that is what I expected, but it works fine.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a sturdy, durable garlic press, put this one on your list to get.

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