Trashcans Make Useful Gifts

5L brushed stainless steel step trash can.I know trash cans are not usually what people think of when they are looking for a gift, but they are very useful. Especially for young adults or anyone just starting their own household. Or someone who lost all their things in a fire.

A really nice one like this 5L brushed stainless steel step trash can, would make a wonderful housewarming gift.

I would have loved to be given one of these when I got my first apartment. We didn’t have anything, and I was scrounging things from all my family and friends and flea markets.

For a long time we only had a couple of really ugly buckets. They worked, but they were not really nice.

The trash can and the bucket that goes in it.I love this step trash can. It has a bucket inside with a handle so you can just lift that out to dump the trash. You don’t even have to put a trash bag in, unless you want to.

I really like the step function. The trash stays hidden, until you step on it to open it. The lid also keeps any smells inside the can.

It is easy to use. Just step on the lever and the top pops up.

Step Trash Can with the bucket inside.

I have two of these. The smaller one is in my guest bath. The bigger one in the main bath.

They do make even larger ones, for those who need something bigger. In my case there are usually only two of us making trash so we don’t need anything really big.

These work just fine.

I received a free product to review.

Round Salt And Pepper Grinder Set

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set from IFitCuisine.We used this Salt and Pepper Grinder Set for our holiday dinner. There were two tables so we needed an extra set.

My cousin fell in love with this set. No wonder, it is pretty. The tops are shiny stainless steel and the bottoms are clear glass. I love the round bottoms.

You can see the salt and pepper clearly. I used white sea salt but it looks just as good as the pink.

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set.These are big grinders and will hold a lot of salt and pepper. You won’t have to refill them very often.

Salt grinder in my hand.

They are very easy to use, and you can set the grind to be fine or coarse.

I really like this set, and so did everyone at our holiday dinner. They looked really nice on our big table.

The set comes with a guarantee: if you are not satisfied with the grinders for any reason iFit Cuisine will replace them or refund your purchase.


I received a free product to review.

Need Your Coffee To Stay Hot On The Way To Work?

Insulated Water Bottle from Futurespace Tech.This stainless steel insulated water bottle from Futurepace Tech will keep your coffee hot for up to 8 hours. Of course it will work just as well for any hot beverage, if you are one of those strange folks who like to drink hot tea.

I’m from the south so much more into iced tea. This water bottle can handle that too. It will keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

I love this water bottle. It is pretty, and it is also the best quality water bottle I have ever had. It is really nice.

It feels good when you are holding it.

My hand holding my insulated water bottle from Futurspace Tech.And of course you look good when you are drinking from it. Some of us more or less than others.

Selfie of me drinking from the Futurespace Tech bottle.I never tried to take a selfie while taking a drink before. It isn’t easy. And my hair was a mess. The bottle does look good though don’t it?

I have carried it around for more than a week now. It has gotten bumped on the counters, knocked into the floorboard of the car, and forgotten. I did eventually go looking for it. The water was still cold when I found it a few hours later. I have not left it out to see if it actually stays cold for 24 hours but I see no reason to think it won’t.

It has not dripped, or leaked, or sweat on me yet either. I did mention that I love this bottle right?

It is made of food grade stainless steel, and has two layers. The lid is BPA free and the bottle does not have a plastic lining.

It is sold on and you can buy it on the U.S. website or the U.K. website and has a 100% money back guarantee.

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I received a free product to review.

Turn Your Shower Into A Spa

HotelSpa® Ultra-Luxury 30-setting 3-way Rainfall/Handheld Shower ComboYou can make your shower feel like a spa with a HotelSpa® Ultra-Luxury 30-setting 3-way Rainfall/Handheld Shower Combo.

I have never been to a spa, but I have been in a couple of fancy hotels. At least they seemed pretty fancy to me.

This is the sort of shower head you will see in those hotels.

It looks really nice. Very shiny.

The shower head in my shower stall.My husband  installed it in less than 5 minutes and got right in the shower to try it out.

Shower head with handheld on.He really liked it. I had told him before he got in there that if he didn’t like it we could take it back out, and let my parents try it. That is not gonna happen. If they want to try it they will have to come over here.

He loved the different settings. There are a LOT of different combos, so everyone in the family should be able to find a setting they like.

According to the features list it has:

• 30 full and Combined Water Flow Patterns
• 6-Setting 6 Inch Rainfall Shower Head
• 6-Setting 4 Inch Hand Shower
• High-Power Precision SpiralFlo Dial Design
• Settings of Each Shower Include: Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Rain/Massage, Rain/Mist and Water-saving Economy Rain
• 3-Zone Click Lever Dial with Rub-clean Jets
• Patented 3-Way Water Diverter with Anti-swivel Lock Nut
• Angle-Adjustable Overhead Bracket
• 5 foot (60 inch) Super Flexible Stainless Steel Shower Hose
• Conical Brass Hose Nuts for easy hand tightening
• Tools-free Installation
• Lifetime Warranty

I really like the handheld shower head. I can bathe the dogs with it if necessary, and it makes it much easier to rinse long hair.

I received a free product to review.

Great Gift For A Person Who Loves To Cook

Chefs Limited Cooking Utensil Set.This 6 Piece Kitchen Utensil Set from Chefs Limited would make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook.

It is good for anyone who only cooks under protest too. Those folks might even appreciate it more since it is easier to cook with proper utensils.

This set comes with a rotating stand for hanging the utensils on, so you can easily grab whichever item you need.

Promo picture of the 6 utensils in the Chefs Limited Set.

The set includes a Spaghetti Server, Slotted Spoon, Flipper Spatula, Whisk, Potato Masher,  and a Soup Ladle.

They are bigger than they look in these pictures.

Chefs Limited Flipper Spatula being used by me on hamburger patties.I used the spatula on hamburgers and it has a nice big handle that is easy to hold, and it is plenty big enough and sturdy enough to flip burgers easy.

I have also used the slotted spoon to stir and drain french fries.

My Chefs Limited Slotted Spoon and french fries.I don’t really get why it is called a slotted spoon though. It doesn’t have slots, it has holes. But either way it works.

I have also used the soup ladle, but didn’t get a picture of it. I love the soup ladle. It is big and holds almost enough for a full serving. It probably would be a full serving for anyone except a hungry man who wants his dinner and plenty of it.

I have not had a chance to use the spaghetti server, masher, or the whisk yet, but I will.

This is a gorgeous set of utensils and it matches my kitchen too!

The Chefs Limited Utensil Set on my kitchen counter.

These utensils are made with FDA approved Nylon Heads, and are heat resistant up to 410 degrees.

They have those little stands on the bottom of the handle too that keep heads from touching the counter (or pan) if you lay them down. I really like that.

Along with all that good stuff you also get a 100% money back guarantee.

Please follow Chefs Limited on Facebook.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Dryer Balls Can Save You Money

Picture of Feeling Fluffy Dryer Balls.Putting some dryer balls in your clothes dryer is one way to save a little bit of money. Every little bit helps, because those cents add up to dollars, and over the life of the balls that can come to quite a bit.

These Feeling Fluffy Dryer Balls should last for at least a thousand loads and probably will last for twice that. You can keep using them until they start to shrink. Actually you can use them after that, but they will not work as well.

These are much better than putting tennis balls in your dryer, which is what folks used to tell people to do (or I was told that anyway).

For one thing these are softer, and won’t damage clothing (except you probably should not use with delicates, unless you have them in a dryer bag).

These balls are also hypoallergenic and have no chemicals, so are safe for people with sensitive skin.  They are made of 100% wool, and are very soft and do not make a lot of noise in the dryer.

Besides all that they come with a guarantee: If you are not satisfied just return them for a full refund.

I like these. They do get the clothes dry a bit faster, and fluff them up a bit too. My clothes come out as soft as if I had put one of those dryer sheets in there.

They only problem I have ever had is having one fall out of the dryer when taking clothes out. The ball hits the floor and one of the dogs takes off with it. That only happened once though, I have been a lot more careful to make sure the dogs can’t get them.

No big deal anyway, a bit of slobber never hurt anyone, and the ball came through the experience just fine. Didn’t hurt it at all.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Protect Yourself From Digital Pickpockets

RFID Blocking Sleeves - Jungle Bling.Digital scanners can read the information on the RFID chips on your new credit cards.

That’s ok if the scanner belongs to a store, or someone who is supposed to be scanning your information because you are buying something from them.

The problem is the scammers, and thieves, who buy a scanner, and sit and wait for folks to pass by, so they can steal their information, and use it to buy things for themselves, for identity theft, or just to steal all your money.

These RFID blocking sleeves from BlockIt can help keep that from happening. Just stick your credit card in it and it blocks the scanners.

These are pretty too. I like the designs.

RFID blocking sleeves.I only have two cards with RFID chips on them, so far anyway. They fit in the sleeves with no problem.

I have not checked to make sure these sleeves actually work. I’m told you can take them to a store, and use the scanners to see for yourself. I haven’t done that because I don’t carry the cards with me usually, as we are trying not to use them at all these days, and we live so far from town. And of course I keep forgetting.

I figure it can’t hurt to have something like that though. It is better to be safe than sorry.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Electrical Outlets Too Far Away?

Ubercords 6' Extension Cords.These 6 Foot Extension Cords from Ubercords extend your reach to those far away outlets.

These are really good extension cords too. They are heavy duty cords, and are made to last a long time.

They are CSA approved with a lifetime warranty, and are rated for 125 Volt/13 Amp Applications.

I put one of them on my husbands wireless phone stand. The phone is by his recliner on an end table, and the big dog likes to hide back there when it storms. She has knocked the phone off the table several times, because the cord was up off the floor (it barely reached the outlet at all).

6' Ubercdord on my Husbands Phone.With the Ubercord on it the cord is not in the way anymore. I hope that means the phone won’t get knocked off again.

The other cord I put on one of the incubators in my library.

Ubercord on my Incubator.The plugin is slightly behind the bookshelf, and underneath the table the incubators are sitting on. Which meant that to plug something in, or unplug it, I had to get down on the floor and crawl under the table. I won’t have to do that anymore, at least not until I’m ready to unplug it permanently (for this year) anyway.

For those of you wondering why I need to unplug them, it is because we had several sets of eggs, with different hatching times, and sometimes have to alternate incubators (they have to be cleaned).  It helps to have the one in use plugged into an extension cord.

These 6′ cords are just the right length for most uses in the house. Long enough to reach, and not long enough to be in the way.

I like them.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Proper Tire Pressure Helps Save Gas

TireTek Pressure Gauge.Proper tire pressure also helps to make your car a bit safer to drive. So you need to make sure you have the right amount of air in your tires.

In order to do that you need a good tire pressure gauge.

This heavy duty Professional Tire Pressure Gauge from TireTek will make that much easier.

It has a long flexible tube so it is easier to get it on the valve stem. You can get this gauge on there without any contortions at all.

My husband loves this thing. He took it out of the box as soon as it got here, and went out to check the air in my tires.

My husband using his new TireTek air pressure gauge on my car.The front tires all needed air, and he put air in them, using the TireTek gauge to check and make sure there was enough air.

He then informed me that he was gonna keep the new gauge in his truck. So I still don’t have one of my own. Yet.

This is a really nice product. It is well made and has a big face that is easy to see.

TireTek Air Pressure Gauge close up.The box says the display dial is 2″. It has the rubber around it to protect it from getting banged up, which is a good thing, because my husbands stuff tends to get a workout.

The box also says that all TireTek products are made to meet the ANSI B40.1 Grade B accuracy standard, and are 100% tested and approved, and can be found worldwide. It has a measurement range of 0-60 PSI, and has an integrated bleed button.

I really liked this tire pressure gauge. Too bad I didn’t get to keep it. On the other hand, now my husband has no excuse for not keeping my tires properly inflated for me. So I won’t have to do it myself. I’m cool with that.

I received a free or discounted product to review. #FlexiPro #spons

Need Extra Light In Your Hall?

Rotating Motion Sensor LED light.This motion sensor night light is great for dark hallways. Or any spot that needs some extra light.

I put it in our hallway. It lights up when one of us walks close to it.

The light has already prevented me from setting on the dog a couple of times. She likes to lay in the hall, and it is hard to see her there when it is dark.

Motion sensor light in our hallway.

This light can be attached with screws, or with a sticky pad, which is what we did. We did it that way because we were not sure if it would be left there.

You can pull the light out of the holder and carry it somewhere with you if you need to. It also rotates a full 360°s, so you can point the light wherever you want it.

It will only come on when it is dark. So during the day it usually does not. Except when the doors are closed, or it is rainy, and no light is coming in at all.

It is a very bright light too. Lights up the hall and the bathroom.

You will need 3 AA batteries to put in it.


I received a free or discounted product to review.


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