Insect Repellent Bracelet by Huuman Exploration Innovations – 5 Stars

I love natural solutions to problems that we typically throw chemicals at to solve.  Insects are one of those issues.  I, especially, have spent a large part of my life throwing chemicals at insects that like to bite me.  I, apparently, am a yummy treat for many of these little parasites.  Mosquitoes, fire ants, gnats and other unmentionables.  These aren’t poisonous to me, thank goodness, but I do itch when bitten.  I’ve tried everything from ‘Deet’ based products, which usually work (but I am afraid of the long term damage to my cells for its constant use), to home made solutions with essential oils and my own herbal infusions.  The home-made solutions are very time consuming, and hit and miss since I am a novice.  This Insect Repellent Bracelet and clip is the best of both worlds in one.  It is made from the essential oils that I am very familiar with, but doesn’t involve me slathering my skin with them.  I’ve been wearing the bracelet almost continuously when outdoors (which I am outside a lot), and have noticed fewer bits.  It hasn’t eliminated them entirely but I am not constantly swatting away the annoying creatures like I normally do, nor am I glowing with an oily glow from having applied my homemade concoctions head to toe.  I believe this is working.  I gave the clip to my husband, and as he is also a favorite snack of the voracious critters here in North Carolina (even the flies bite hard), and he has been complaining less.  I am going to continue with this, and may get an extra set to use as an ankle bracelet to ensure that no matter where they try to bite, they will be faced with this wonderful assortment of natural ingredients that they HATE!

Here is a link to the product on Amazon!

I received this product in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pmed1674aa2079cfcac644f0c79f7e92d6


I found the Coolest Portable LED Light and Fan for my Laptop Bag!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to review a really fantastic product, and I wanted to tell you about it, as well as a special offer for my readers on this blog.  First of all, what am I so excited about?  Well it isn’t the biggest thing I’ve every reviewed, but it may be the coolest.  It is the Mostfeel Portable USB Mini LED light & USB-Powered Cooling Fan.  Both are plug and play type devices, plugging directly into a USB port (I have a hub for my laptop with 3 ports).  I often grade papers in the evening, and then enter the grades on my laptop.  I hate lighting up the whole room when all I need is the area on my desk right next to my computer.  So I plug this little light in to the USB hub, bend the twisty light to point exactly where I need it and get busy grading.  The Fan that is part of this set is really nifty as well.  It is the same basic idea as the light, plugged into the USB port, bent to direct the air flow where it is needed, and in North Carolina in late July, I need that baby pointed right at me.

I also use the light as a reading light, either when I’m in bed, or sitting in our dimly lit living room.  I just grab one of my power banks (with a USB port), plug in the light and I have a portable lamp to do my reading by.  I love this little baby.

I received a complimentary sample of this light/fan set in exchange for a review, and the merchant wanted me to offer you, my readers a great discount on this set.   Since it is a fairly new item, they are already selling it on Amazon at a great promotional price.  Originally 22.99, they are offering it as a special promotion for only 12.98.  BUT, for my readers, if you use the code I’ve put below for you, will receive nearly 4.00 more off that promotional price (so 8.99).  If you have Amazon Prime, it will ship for free too!

Here is the link – Mostfeel Portable USB Mini LED Light & Adjustable Fan

Just add the second one to your cart (the one shipping from Hong Kong) , and when you get to checkout just enter the code: 8888ML02
***Quick edit, I just found out that they lowered their regular price to $9.99, and with the code, it should lower the price to $6.99 with free shipping from Hong Kong!  A great deal all the way around, if you are patient!

Small but Mighty Bluetooth Speaker!! Five Stars

I am having difficulty typing right now because I am dancing in my chair listening to the Eagles on this amazing tiny Bluetooth Speaker. It really is the size of an egg (an not an ostrich egg either). Have I heard better bluetooth speakers? Sure, but none that come close to this size, and the quality of the speaker is definitely bigger than the size of this unit. It is CUTE, and it sounds great. I spend a lot of time away from home at my work office and sometimes like to listen to my tunes while grading papers, and I don’t need it loud there anyway. It doesn’t get as loud as some of the larger units, but they aren’t portable enough for me to bring with me while I trek across campus. This one is, and gets loud enough that my students will be able to hear every bit of the pod cast I play, or the song I share to illustrate a concept. I usually end up using the classroom computer and playing through their sound system, but haven’t been able to hook up my personal phone playlist, so it is rather frustrating at times. This is super light, and will fit easily in my satchel, and comes in a nice little velvet carry bag so the cables will stay with the speaker, and it won’t get scratched while being toted around. I LOVE THIS!!!!

I received this product in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pme387385ebe0dbeefed3e8e9f3968aaba

You can find your own XBoom Bluetooth Speaker on Amazon!