Dr. Bob’s Contour PLUS Memory Foam Bed Pillow
The last time I went pillow shopping, I went through aisle after aisle of pillows. The signs were trying to be helpful. These pillows are for side sleepers, those pillows are for backs sleepers, and so on. My dilemma was that I roll from side to back to side. What pillow do I buy?
Finally, there’s a pillow just for me. Dr. Bob’s Contour PLUS Memory Foam Bed Pillow. The middle is made for back sleepers. The sides are made for side sleepers. I suppose those who only sleep on one side or another or only on their back will be stuck on one small section of pillow. Not me. I roll the entire length. Sleep has never been better.
Choose the proper pillow size by your t-shirt size:
Medium pillow: small or medium t-shirt
Large pillow: large or X-large t-shirt
XX-large pillow: XX-large or larger t-shirt
I wear a men’s small (I buy medium because I like loose shirts). A medium pillow was right for me.
This is the best contour foam pillow I’ve ever had. I recommend it for anyone who rolls in bed.
This product was provided for review by Dr. Bob’s Health Products.
Rowenta DR6050 Ultrasteam Hand-Held Steam Brush Dual-Voltage with Travel Pouch, 800-watt
My husband always complains when I do laundry. He says I make all his shirts come out wrinkled. Well, not anymore. With this Rowenta Ultrasteam, wrinkles ease right off.
It’s easy to use. Just fill up the tank and let it sit for less than a minute. Aim it like a gun and fire away. It makes lots of steam, enough to get out all those darn wrinkles.
The fabric steamer comes with a pouch, a lint brush and a fabric brush. I haven’t used the lint brush. I have a regular lint brush that works well enough for me. I use the fabric brush instead. So far, my only complaint is the small size of the water tank. It only holds enough water for me to steam about two of my husband’s shirts. Other than that, things have been good.
I did laundry today. No one’s complaining.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.
How I love my Smart Funnel. It’s great for pouring that last bit of shampoo into another bottle. Stand one upside down on top of the other and let it drip drop by drop. No more waste.
Use it as a regular funnel. I poured olive oil from a can to a bottle. It clipped to the bottle, so I could pour hands free.
Store your nearly empty lotion bottles upside down to get that last bit out.
It’s the perfect funnel. Smart is right. I love it.
This review was originally posted June 17, 2009.
Suave Skin Therapy Body Wash Cocoa & Shea Butter
Suave Skin Therapy Body Wash is value for the money. It’s not watered down like some other inexpensive brands. Thick and rich, smooth and silky. I just love how my hand just glides over my skin in the shower, like I had just buttered myself all up! It’s the same sensation as showering in very soft water — only I live in an area with nothing but hard water. I feel clean and moisturized when I’m done. I’ve always been a fan of Suave products and this one just reaffirms my loyalty.
This review was originally posted June 20, 2009.
Scotch 6314CRAFT 0.49-Ounce Glue Sticks
I use Scotch Glue Sticks to make removable stickers and it works beautifully. Think Post-it notes. I was worried the stickers would mar the surface of whatever I stick them to, but they leave no residue whatsoever.
Inateck Wireless Bluetooth Portable HiFi Speaker Outdoor Mini Stereo Speaker System Sound for iPhone / iPod / iPad / Android Smartphones / HTC One / Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 / Laptops / Mobiles / Mp3 player devices, Speakerphone with Microphone
I’ve had a number of these little brick speakers. The Inateck is attractive and looks well made. Music is a pleasure to listen to. It’s full and clear and has a good volume. Functionality is a little limited. I can control volume, pause, and play, but I can’t skip tracks or repeat.
Pairing with my iPhone is easy and it reconnects automatically. I always appreciate that. The range is comparable to my other devices. I can go down a long hallway to another room with wall obstructions and still get a good signal.
Phone calls are nearly non-existent. I can hear the caller, not very well. It cuts in and out and there’s static. The caller can’t hear me at all. I tested it with my son and it is absolutely silent on the caller’s end. Phone functionality is also limited, not that it matters. I can answer and end calls. There’s a last number redial, but I can’t get Siri.
Accessories include a velvet pouch (not normally included with these speakers), an auxiliary cord, and a micro USB cord.
Music: 5 stars. Phone calls: 1 star. Functionality: 3 stars. Since I don’t think most people use Bluetooth speakers primarily for calls (I don’t), I will give more weight to the Bluetooth speaker for music. The little pouch also makes me want to give it a little more love. 3 ½ stars.
This product was provided for review by Inateck.
Max Fitness 75cm Exercise Ball with Foot Pump (Black)
The Max Fitness Exercise came to me completely deflated with plastic foot pump that looks a lot like a toy, but it works. I was tempted to use my own electric pump, but I used the foot pump just to see if it would hold up. Besides, what’s an exercise ball without some exercise? Pumping actually didn’t take very long. I had it up and ready to go in no time.
Let me just start off by saying that 75 cm is quite a hefty size. I wanted an exercise ball to use as a chair. When I directly on top, my feet do not lay flat on the ground. It takes works to stay seated, which I totally feel. I can’t sit on it too long or else I get achy and sore. What a workout.
My children got wind of the ball and took it away from me. They like rolling around and bouncing on top of it. My daughter lays on it and does pushups. More exercise is never a bad thing, so I let them have it.
This is a well-made ball. I sat on it for days on end (okay, not literally) without having to add air, and it’s been able to withstand my children’s abuse.
It makes a great chair, but don’t let this be the primary chair. You’ll need to give your core muscles a break every so often. When you’re not on it, share it with the children. They’ll get some exercise. Just don’t tell them that’s what they’re doing.
This product was provided for review by Max Fitness.
Barilla Gluten Free Rotini Pasta
I served Barilla Rotini Pasta tonight for dinner and everyone was happy with it, especially my pasta loving kids. It thought it was pretty good myself.
Cooking was easy. I just had to boil water. The box said cook it for seven minutes. I did it, and it was a little hard. I cooked it some more for two more minutes and it was better that way.
I like that the light color of the pasta and the fact that it doesn’t stick. I didn’t tell anyone this is gluten free and no one noticed. Asked how they liked it, my family gave it a thumbs up.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.
Lion Brand 5800-544 Martha Stewart Crafts Yarn, Glitter Eyelash, Purple Sapphire
The purple in this Glitter Eyelash yarn isn’t as deep as shown on the listing. It’s a light shade. In certain lighting conditions, it almost looks silver, as the metallic fibers outshines the color shade.
My daughter chose this yarn because of the sparkly look and the long fibers. We needed to make a boa. I was worried the long lashes would not be good for crochet, with all its twists and turns. Maybe they would look more tangled than fluffy. That was not the case. I used a large hook (K) and loose stitches and the boa turned out very nice. It took two skeins to make a small, kid-sized boa.
I don’t recommend this yarn for beginning crocheters. It’s very difficult to see the stitches. One must work by feel alone. Mistakes are difficult to find, but also difficult to see. The yarn will not unravel easily if you do find the mistake.
This is a nice yarn, but I wish the skein were larger.
This review was originally posted June 21, 2009.
Harry Potter Costume Kit
My son is 8 years old and he loves this Harry Potter Costume Kit. It fits him perfectly and he’s a dead ringer for Harry Potter! The glasses are an exact replica, something my son has begged for; and the wand is plastic, nice and sturdy. The robe is 100% polyester, thin, lightweight and not too shabby. I don’t see loose threads or seems coming apart. It looks like it will last through all his spells and incantations.
The only thing my son thinks is missing is a Gryffindor tie. We’ll have to go buy that. Great costume!