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Homebody Accents Metal Sign With Rustic Wood Frame Review

I sometimes get really cool things to review.  This is definitely one.  I chose this sign for over my bar between my living room and kitchen.  It definitely makes me smile.  

They have such a huge selection of signs of all kinds, you can look here.  I chose this one because it feels so nostalgic.  I picked to get it  framed because it just kind of makes it even more rustic.  The wood and screws are both recycled.


Right now, the company is running a promotion with the code WINE15, to be used at checkout.   It is for 15% off at check out of 3 or more items.  This also results in free shipping.

Since the wood is recycled, not two frames are the same.  They are made of old barn and fence wood, by hand.  The company states the signs are glossy, full color.  The enamalized image is pressure-baked into thick 24 gauge steel.  It is an eco-friendly process that this company uses on its handmade in the USA products.  It ships in a ploy-bag for protection.

All frames are hand-made from recycled barn and fence wood, secured with wood glue.  The edges and corners are sanded smooth.  The back is glued on and secured with 12 5/8 inch brads.  Then the metal sign is secured with 4 rusted screws.  You can hang it from the bracket on the back.

The signs are great.  I definitely would love to get more.  They have them for all occasions, and in so many styles.  This was a fun review.

Brusybrush Extra Long Handle Bath Brush – Beech Wood Handle and Natural Boar Bristle Head

Occasionally, things just happen when you are reviewing products that are beyond your control. When I received my original long handle bath brush, I was out of town.  The post office left it and other packages outside my door while I was away and they were stolen.  This includes the long handle bath brush, and I am a sane person, so I would never buy one for $51 dollars.  When the company told me that they would give me more time to finish the review if I purchased my own, I reluctantly picked up the $18 dollar one I should have gotten for $5 at Wal-Mart.  That is my honest review.  It is overpriced and it has a bad odor when it gets in water.   My kids will not even use it. Get one here

The pic of the brush is beside a regular sized hairbrush.


USB TYPE C Cable, CSHope Type C to USB 3.0 Nylon Braided 3ft Faster Charger Cable Connection

USB TYPE C Cable, CSHope Type C to USB 3.0 Nylon Braided 3ft Faster Charger Cable Connection


The Product Details as they are listed:

CSHope Type C to USB 3.0 Nylon Braided 3ft Faster Charger Cable Connection; USB devices are part of our daily life, weather we would be using USB storage, connecting a mouse, keyword, digital camera, Smartphones, etc. As we all know time is changing fast, standards are always looking our way to transmit data faster and less time consuming, this cable is a must have in every home. As technology is waiting for no one, we must have the right equipment when it comes to have a proper connection from our gadgets to the cables, but of course they all must be compatible as some are old or brand new. Keep in mind something, if you are in needed of the latest standard USB type C to USB 3.0 for your every day work, this cable is definitely for you, CSHope type-c cable is compatible with: LG G5,LG V20,Apple New Macbook 12 Inch (2015), OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixcel XL,Pixel C, Pixel xl, New Nokia N1 tablet, Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, ChromeBook Google Pixel, Asus Zen AiO, Lenovo Zuk Z1, HP Pavilion X2, ASUS ZenPad S 8.0,Huawei P9,Huawei Mate 9 and other devices with USB C connector.

It is a good cable.  I think all of them should be made this way.  I get tired of mine coming apart.

Here is the link to purchase your own:

And here is the Amazon description:

  • ● Latest USB-C to USB 3.0. Up to a max of 5Gbps data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 cables
  • ● Strong heavy-duty nylon braided cable design adding additional durability and good-looking appearance
  • ● USB3.0 A to Type-C Cable with reversible using and compatible with USB3.0 and 2.0
  • ● Braiding nylon cable length with 3ft / 1meter, 12-month warranty
  • ● High compability, Compatible with the new USB C devices such as LG G5,LG V20,Apple New Macbook 12 Inch (2015), OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixcel XL,Pixel C, Pixel xl, New Nokia N1 tablet, Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, ChromeBook Google Pixel, Asus Zen AiO, Lenovo Zuk Z1, HP Pavilion X2, ASUS ZenPad S 8.0,Huawei P9,Huawei Mate 9 and other devices with USB C connects

There really is not much I can add to this other than it is a good product.

Life is Crap Tee

I think this tee shirt I got from Life is Crap to review about sums up how I have been feeling lately, and it was really awesome to get this in the mail.  The tees are 16.99 and available in men’s and women’s.  They also have a variety of colors, for any crappy situation.

The company is British.  They have a cute story about how they started in their about section that I really think I should not paraphrase.  You can see it here.  There is also a page to contact Life is Crap here.  The more I dig through the shirts, the more shirts I want.  They even did a Star Wars shirt.

If you have a very small person in your life, you should really check out their line called Life is Poop, as well.  They have onesies and tees, and they are just so darn adorable, and also available in a variety of colors.

They also make hoodies and long sleeve shirts.  There are even tees for the animal lovers in us all.

I really enjoyed this project.  There are so many fun shirts, and I really wish them the best of luck, and a very successful future.  Just remember, when life is crap, there is a shirt for that.



Whalek Revolutionary Sleep Mask

This is another item I loved receiving to review.  It shows on the box, real memory foam and ergonomic design.  The cool thing is that two are included.  Also included are two bags for the masks and two pair of earplugs in little cases.

When I tried on the mask in a bright room, there was only a little light that came through around my nose.  The mask is very soft and there is eyelash room.  That is a really good thing.

All in all, I think this is a great product.  You can purchase one here.

I did an unboxing video.

Bouchard Belgian Chocolates

Bouchard Chocolates sent me this chocolate for free to review.  I am not the biggest chocolate fan, but this is a good one.  It is very dark tasting.  There is a bitterness to the flavor.  Not creamy, the bar is a little hard.  Bouchard gives their background as such:

Bouchard is a premium chocolate factory located in Ghent, Belgium. We have been passionate about creating quality chocolate since 1931. We use only high quality ingredients to bring you the rich flavor associated with premium dark chocolate. When dark chocolate is made well it doesn’t leave your mouth with a bitter aftertaste. Because our Napolitains are made with 72% cacao they are healthy alternative to milk or white chocolate. We want you to have the chance to try our mouthwatering Napolitains before they hit shelve!

I probably would not go out of my way to eat this chocolate, or even buy it, but it is great for people who do like dark chocolate.
You can get yours here:
Here is a video of me trying it:

My kids had also eaten some of the product.  They did not much care for the bitterness.

Micrite 3D All Use Facial Cleanser Review

This is another good product I got for free to test.  As you can see, mine has been used fairly often.   Swissvita Deep Facial Cleanser with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B12 is a great makeup remover.  It also says it removes blackheads and acne.  The claim to exfoliate, I am not sure of.  I find it to be just a little bit greasy.  The claims to help with fine lines is probably true, as it does moisturize.

The company has its claims listed as such:

About the product
  • ✭ YOUR BEST CHOICE – Daily Cleansing Regime: The airy foam of our amazing deep facial cleanser can purify skin from deep within leaving your skin radiant and fresh. It can be used for all skin types, regardless of dry or oil or sensitive.
  • ✭ AVOID ACNE & BLACKHEADS: Swissvita Deep facial cleanser works by reaching deep into the pores of your skin to remove unwanted dirt and oil. It helps unclog pores and reduces the chances of getting blackheads, whiteheads, and acne breakouts.
  • ✭ PROTECTION FROM POLLUTION: When exposing to environmental stress, AC-11® helps initiate enzymes that can repair damaged skin.With this powerful Anti-aging formula, this all-natural ingredient cleanser also boosts the body’s collagen leaving you with soft, supple, and youthful-looking skin.
  • ✭ ENDLESS BENEFITS: Swissvita Deep Facial Cleanser has 8 difference types of best amino acids which are the greatest concentration than other cleansers. It’s not only effective in getting rid of grime but also in helping you achieve younger, fresher and luminous skin.
  1. ✭ SAFE & GUARANTEED: No Paraben, No Additive No Alcohol.With aluminum sealed package, this face fash is ensured to prevent the risk of product contamination and to maintain for powerful cleansing results. Enjoy a healthy and Beauty Look with our advanced face wash Today!

I have previously tried other products from this company.  They were also great products.

I do not find this to have an odor at all.

You can purchase your own here.

Here is a Youtube video of me trying it.

Genevieve Avani Lifestyles Bamboo Cups

Genevieve Avani Lifestyles

Bamboo Cups

My family is really loving pastel colors lately.  We have basically redone all of my furniture in pastel colors and moved to pastel shower curtains and bathmats.  I think it really has such a calming effect, and the colors just seem happy.  So, I was super excited when I was asked to review these little pastel colored bamboo cups.  Made by Genevieve Avani Lifestyles in Paris, the cups sell for 29.99 for all 6.

My tin buckets behind the cups are not included, but the six cups are made with colorful bamboo fibers.  Environmentally friendly and are biodegradable, Sabina Elisabeth created the artistic designs.  Good for hot or cold drinks, these cups are not microwavable.  I am thinking of using one in the bathroom as a toothbrush holder and one as a rinse cup because they are so cute.

A 100% satisfaction guarantee, which is great.  I received these for a discount to review them. They are lovely, and I rarely do reviews I pay to do.  As you can see, the blue cups and pink cups are not the exact same color, although they are similar.

Purchase your own cups here.



Jastek 4-in-1 and 6-in-1 Multiple USB Charging Cable Adapter Connector

There are some brands I really love working with because they have great products, and Jastek has been one, so when I got these charging cables  for free to review, I was excited.  The kids have been using a variation of the small one with 5 different connectors for a while.  I like the way they did the cords, they will not come apart for the iphone ones, like a normal iphone charging cable does.

I did a short video reviewing the cords:

And here is the video on the one the kids still use.  They have a lot of different colors for these.


Grab yours here: for both

Here for the long one:


Health Labs Nutra Advanced Probiotic

I have been taking probiotics for a while.  They are supposed to help with gut bacteria that leads to autoimmune flares, so I gave them a try.  After being on them a while, I switched from my previous brand to Health Labs Nutra Advanced Probiotics, and they work just as well for a lesser price.

They sell for $22.97 on Ebay, and for 19.92 on Amazon.

Here is the product listing, as written by the seller:

I also did a video review on Youtube:

Overall, I think it is a great product that will save me a few dollars in the long run.

I received this product for free for reviewing purposes only.