Saturday, February 27, 2016

Amber Tick and Flea Collar for Dogs and Cats

* This post is sponsored by Amber Crown.

I got this for my cat Indiana. When I ordered it I didn't know how it was made. It is strung together with a strong cord that has each amber bead strung onto it. It has a genuine leather collar clasp in the middle. My cats collar size is 11" so I ordered the 10-11" And it fits him perfect just a bit of the leather hangs off a bit too long and I'm considering trimming it off. I probably could have ordered the 8-10" and had it on the larger setting and that would have worked fine as well.

The amber is raw cut, so it is not polished but a rougher finish on each bead. I guess this helps the amber work. The colors of the amber range from light to dark beads and it looks really authentic. While I purchased this for my cat I probably would not put this on my dog as she is extremely active and has broken strong leather collars before so I don't think this would hold up to her playful behavior.  But if this is just for an older or relaxed dog or a cat it would be fine for that purpose.

 The collar looks really expensive on and looks really fancy on my orange cat. It matches his coat and looks really earthy on him. He doesn't seem to mind it and he's been running around with it on now for a while. It needs to be raw amber because whatever amber releases the fleas don't like it. But once the oils from your cat get onto the amber you will need to wash it in cold water every 2 weeks. This is similar to amber teething necklaces. I wonder if I wear one of these if I will repel fleas and not get bit haha. For some reason fleas just love me.

As for fleas I haven't seen one on him at all since I got it. I am not sure if that is because of the collar or not. But as it is getting warmer the flea eggs start to hatch and he's in danger of attracting them. I am going to keep this on Indiana as the flea season begins and I will update his progress on staying Flea Free.

If you are interested in trying this alternative collar for your pet click HERE.

* Amber Crown provided me with the item for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Willow And Everett Pour Over Coffee Dripper

I received a free product sample from Willow And Everett in exchange for an honest review. 

 I am a daily coffee drinker. At least two cups a day. I have been experimenting with alternate ways to brew my coffee since I discovered that my Keurig was at times not delivering the full flavor of my coffee into my cup. I figured this out by using other older methods of brewing coffee. The same exact coffee would taste completely different. Using this Pour Over Coffee method it allows oils and nutrients to pass through and into your cup of coffee. Now you will get the full flavor of your coffee grounds using this method. What I loved was that I didn't have any waste to throw away like a K-cup. It is also easier to clean than my french press. It is one piece, and it goes with any cup as long as it is wide enough to hold the dripper. Read along below for more tips on using a pour over coffee dripper.

Tip #1 Don't use Tap water. Use filtered water. It makes sure there is nothing that can mask the taste of your coffee.

Tip #2 Don't use paper filters. Using paper filters can pass off that paper taste to your coffee. This filter doesn't require paper filters, so you get just the taste of your coffee.

Tip #3 Grind your coffee fine for strong brews. The smaller the grind the more flavor you are going to release. If you like your coffee more mild do a coarser grind on your coffee beans.

Tip #4 Pour in the middle and slowly around the edges. Stop. Wait 30 seconds for your coffee to degas. Then pour more water. Stop. Wait 30 seconds. Then pour the remaining water in the above described manner.

Tip #5 Use more or less coffee depending on how much water you are using and how many cups you are making. Generally for a 6 oz cup I use 21 grams.

Tip #6 Keep your water ready to go in the morning with your dripper on  your cup ready to go to get your coffee faster in the a.m. Closest thing to a set timer I can get!

Ultimately I found that using the pour over coffee dripping method to be the most flavorful way to brew my coffee. It also leaves me with the least parts to clean! Have you ever used a pour over coffee dripper? Let me know in the comments below.

 You can check out more of Willow And Everett products at

I received a free product sample from Willow And Everett in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Go Away Funny Mug Review

*This post contains sponsored links by Got Me Tipsy.

I think I personally get a kick out of this more than anybody else. I constantly say

"Just keep it full, Keep adding more to it, Oh now its empty better fix that! "

Or my personal favorite " Can't you read what the mug says?"

But its still funny every time. Taking this to the office could be a total riot. I often wonder and make up my own 4th line for when I top off the mug all the way to the brim.

  • No
  • Nope
  • You Can't Be Serious
  • Not One Step Closer
  • I Know Kung Fu

 And many more...

Does it hold enough coffee?

Yep! Honestly this mug is huge. Its 13 oz so its actually the equivalent of a pretty big huge cup of coffee vs my regular 8 oz coffee mug. It is clear so that you can see what level your coffee temper indicator is.

Does the writing on the sides come off?

Nope.  It is printed on both sides. It is printed onto the glass and I have been washing it lots and it has not come off so it seems to be on there pretty good. I have used both hot and cold coffee with this mug.

Can I put Hot Coffee in this glass mug?

Yep you sure can! It is tempered so it holds hot coffee just as good as iced coffee. You can also put it in the dishwasher and the microwave.

Want to check it out? Click HERE.  #GotMeTipsy

* I was provided a sample mug by Got Me Tipsy for the purposes of providing an honest review.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Bright Outdoors Safety Lights Review

 This post contains sponsored links from The Bright Outdoors*

Safety Lights by The Bright Outdoors

If you regularly bike or walk at dusk or night than you will want to carry a flashlight with you. But in emergencies and while working out holding onto a flashlight can be cumbersome. I freed up my hands with an adaptable kit from The Bright Outdoors. At first when I received them I thought the lights were rather small, but this is important. If you are running or biking in light clothing, you cannot have a heavy or large light attach to your clothing. These lights attach to your bike, your clothing, or directly to you.

It comes with 3 ways to attach the lights.

1. By the light themselves. It has a clip on the back of the light.
2. By rubber attachments that can go right onto your bike handles.
3. By adjustable straps with velcro that virtually attach to anything.

These lights are also the perfect amount of light. Just enough to see your surrounding area and not too much so your neighbors think someone is casing the house to break in. They are so light I didn't even notice I was wearing it. The velcro straps are stretchy adjustable so they are very convenient for attaching other things as well, like attaching a light to a water bottle.

This kit also includes a charging USB cable for both lights. So you can charge them both at the same time instead of one at a time. These lights do not take batteries so you simply recharge them each time you need to.

One light is black and the other is red. The lights have 4 settings. One click and it is a white light, click it again and it is a white blinking light. Click it once more and it is a red light. Once again and its a blinking red light. One more click and it turns the light off. The red light is nice for night riding for minimal lighting without disturbing anyone around you. It is low key and still gives you enough light to avoid a rock.

You can find these safety lights by going here  

*The Safety lights were provided as a sample for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.