Monday, April 28, 2014

Lightload Towels Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Information about the Lightload Towels Company.

For years the founder George "Wideload" (trail moniker) Wheeler has been an avid long distance hiker.  In 1999 he completed the 2160-mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.).  The year after, he hiked the 540 miles of Virginia to West Virginia on the A.T all over again.  It was an incredible experience repeated. It was in on his '99 Thru hike that he got the idea for Lightload Towels
Finally just this past year "Wideload"  hiked the 270-mile Long Trail in Vermont from the Canadian border to the Mass-Vermont border. It's the oldest long distance hiking trail and was conceived on Stratton Mountain, Vermont the same place that the Appalachian Trail was given birth to some years later. This also was very magical and he hopes one day to redo the adventure.
He also spent about eight years living in Asia. There he had the opportunity to lead hikes in Taiwan and do hikes in Nepal, Pakistan and China. During this time he learned how to speak Chinese.
Another fondness he has is camping.  He has spent time in many of America's national forests including the Ochoco (Oregon), Davy Crockett (Texas), San Francisco (New Mexico), Willamette (Oregon), Piedmont (Alabama), Desoto (Mississippi), Allegheny (Pennsylvania) Green Mountain (Vermont) and many others. 
I had the chance to check out the Lightload Towel. I thought this is an interesting towel when it came in the mail. I had to open it to see what it was all about. Okay, so this towel can fit in your back pocket. You open the package and it is in a little round like hockey ball. I pull it open into a full-sized towel. Then I see you can use this towel for many purposes. If you are on a trip or camping, you can use it to wipe off sweat from your face or clean up a mess. You can use it in the garage to clean your hands or most anything. The towel is inexpensive and it is pretty tough. I started gardening and this towel would be great to put on the ground, so I keep my knees from getting bruised or cut on the ground. I am impressed by this towel. This is so compact,but you could use it for anything you need a towel for. I can even see myself using it to clean off my hands while fishing. This is a cool idea.I might even use it as a pillow on our long trip from Florida to the Kentucky Derby later this week.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?

I'm not here to try to sell you anything. I didn't do any special studies, but I did have cancer cut out of my right kidney last November. I am starting a logical conversation about Aspartame and if it causes cancer. The cancer society says it does not. The company that makes it says it does not cause cancer. And yes there are some nutcases on the internet trying to sell you something that proves that Aspartame causes cancer.

Here is what I learned from my own personal study. I was a Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke nut. I also used many of the products that contained aspartame. I went to the doctor and he found kidney stones in both of my kidneys. He looked closer and found cancer in my right kidney. I had an operation where he cut off five percent of my right kidney. The hospital sent me home in three days and I was rushed to the hospital on Thanksgiving day because my kidney was bleeding. My blood level went from 1500 to 646. I was in intensive care and had to have blood transfusions. I was told if I did not make back to the hospital that night, I would have bled out and died. So what does this have to do with Aspartame.

I quit drinking Diet Pepsi and Diet coke. I threw away all of the diet products that had aspartame because I believed there was enough proof that aspartame could have cause (at least) some of my problems. After I quit my bad habits, I felt better. Went back for my first doctor appointment after surgery and the cancer and all of the kidney stones are gone. I do have to go back and have checkups, but am hoping the cancer is gone for good. I drink tons of water and I stay away from aspartame.

This is my personal belief. I think the company that makes aspartame tells us half truths. I read studies that you had to have a certain amount to do harm and you could no do this in one day. They did not tell you if the aspartame could build up in your body over time. They also did not tell you that some of us could have worse reactions than others. Just like those who smoke cigarettes. Some people get cancer quickly, some get it over a long time period and others never get it. All of our bodies react differently and I don't see this kind of research. Put me in a study with aspartame and I may be more likely to die of cancer than you or a thousand other people.

I drink a ton of water now. I watch what I eat and drink. I am not a freak trying to make money off your fears. Aspartame is a product that I believe can be dangerous to some of us. It may do nothing to other people. Too much of many things can be harmful.

My doctor is one of the best in his field here in Tampa. He has no idea what causes kidney cancer, but he agreed me stop drinking Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke is a good idea for my health. He doesn't say it causes cancer, but he agrees it is a very bad product for me personally drink. It is bad for my health and could be bad for your health.

Born On This Day April 28

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1974 - Penélope Cruz, beautiful Spanish actress

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John "Jack" Russell, English parson, hunter and dog breeder, namesake of the Jack Russell Terrier, he died on this day in 1883

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Born On This Day April 27

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1954 - Herman Edwards, American pro football player and coach for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Fred Bear, American bow-hunter and bow manufacturer, he died on this day in 1988

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Ozeri Weight Master II 440 lb Digital Bathroom Scale


The Ozeri WeightMaster II 440 lbs Digital Bathroom BMI Scale with Weight Differential Detection was designed and engineered in the USA to provide a comprehensive yet simple weight management solution to measure and track your weight. Featuring BMI Measurement and Auto Recognition Technology, the Ozeri WeightMaster II weighs up to 440 lbs and displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. Immediately after displaying your weight and BMI, the scale's Weight Differential Detection displays your "net weight change" from your last weigh-in (L1), the average of your last 3 weigh-ins (L3), last 7 (L7), and last 30 weigh-ins (L30). By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster II empowers you to see how your current weight changes day to day, from the last 3 days, the previous week and the previous 30 days. For users who would rather just focus on their weight trend without worrying so much about the actual numbers, the WeightMaster II features Color Alert Technology, which displays your weight change in a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback. With built-in intelligence, the WeightMaster II requires no complicated synching and spares you the data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives. Precision engineered and durably made, WeightMaster II auto-calibrates with StepOn technology and auto-powers off to preserve battery life. It features a slip-resistant grooved ABS exterior reinforced with a tempered glass interior, and non-slip scratch-resistant feet that won't damage flooring. The WeightMaster II is exclusively treated with Microban® antimicrobial product protection that inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, and helps maintain surface cleanliness. Ships with batteries included, and backed by Ozeri's 100% Hassle-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.



I was sent this scale for review, the thoughts about the scare are my own. I think the scale looks cool. I tried their other scale in the past. This one looks better and works just as good. The scale can weigh people up to 440 pounds. This scale will replace the one in our main bathroom because it has an even cooler look than the last scale we received from Ozeri. This scale allows you to put your profile in it, so you can monitor your weight. It is easy to use, but will take me a few minutes to figure out. 

Helpful information about the scale
  • BMI with Weight Differential Detection -- Instantly displays your BMI (Body Mass Index), current weight, and your net weight change since your last weigh-in. It also calculates your net weight change from the average of your last 3, 7 and 30 weigh-ins to help provide a comprehensive understanding of your weight.
  • Accurate Weight Tracking with 30 Day Memory -- By measuring your weight once a day, the Ozeri WeightMaster II empowers you to instantly see how your current weight changes from the previous day (e.g. -0.8 lbs), the average of last 3 days (e.g. -1.1 lbs), the previous week (e.g. -1.8 lbs), and the previous 30 days (e.g. -5.8 lbs), all displayed on an intelligent LCD with color alert technology.
  • Smart LCD with Color Alert Technology -- For users who want to focus on their weight trend instead of the actual numbers, this scale displays your weight change in color, with a GREEN illumination for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback so you can see if your weight is trending up or down day to day, over the last 3, 7, and 30 days.
  • Immediate and Flawless Results -- Performs and displays all calculations on the scale's LCD without complicated synching or data connection failures common to more expensive wireless and Bluetooth alternatives.
  • Robust Construction, Industry-leading Capacity and Built-in Intelligence -- Weighs up to 440 lbs with auto-recognition technology for 8 unique users at home, at the office, or at the gym. Automatically calibrates with StepOn technology and auto-powers off. Features a slip-resistant grooved ABS exterior reinforced with a tempered glass interior, and non-slip scratch-resistant feet that won't damage flooring. Treated with Microban® antimicrobial product protection that disrupts the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria and helps maintain surface cleanliness.
We love this scale and I believe you will too, sold out on Amazon. This one helps you keep track of your weight when you want to lose weight or keep track of your weight and track your goals.

Born On This Day April 26

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1963 - Jet Li, Chinese martial artist and actor who plays in many excellent martial arts movies

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Dead On This Day April 26

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Wilkes Booth John, American assassin, Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia, he died on this day in 1865

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

The Thief

I hang here
For the things I have done
A thief
Good to no one

You hang beside me
Nailed to a cross
A savior
For all who are lost

I look at you
Love and sadness touch your eyes
I looked at the crowd
And began to cry

I am guilty
You, a sacrificial lamb
Dying for the sins
Of the entire land

I feel unworthy,
But I had to talk to you
You die for the world
I want to be with you

I turned my head
I looked at you
"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom"
That was the moment I believed in You

You looked back at me
And made me right
"I tell you the truth,
 Today you will be with me in Paradise."

The tears they flowed
I watched you die
You gave your spirit
With one last cry

My sins were gone
My soul was true
My last memory was of a new life
When I died on that tree beside you

Friday, April 25, 2014

Born On This Day April 25

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1969 - Renée Zellweger, American actress

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Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer, she died on this day in 1995

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

White Matcha Tea Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Product Description:
Usually when you hear the word Matcha, you automatically think about Green Tea. Well, we have put a spin on the Matcha name and technique with our White Matcha. White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made: stone ground to a fine powder. But we have done it with White Tea. Why would we offer you a White Matcha? For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. We want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, we want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors.
What does stone grinding do for tea leaves? It is quite simple. This is special process that does not take away from the flavor or take away any of the health benefits of original tea leaves. Basically with the stone grinding process, you are getting the highest quality tea in its purest form outside of just having straight from the tea tree. It is simple and straightforward, leaving tea leaves with tons of flavor and amazing healthful qualities.
White Tea has some wonderful qualities to help maintain good health. In essence, White Matcha contains those same qualities with a purer taste. The health benefits of White Matcha include:
  • High antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream
    Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
    Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
    Helps maintain a beautiful complexion
    Has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee
As you can see, there are many great qualities of White Matcha that will help you everyday. What is the flavor of amazing White Matcha? Its flavor is quite mild with a vague natural sweetness. It is lightly malty and does not have a grassy taste like some teas do. White Tea is delicate with a slight perfume-like taste.
White Matcha is a great tea and our White Matcha is of the best quality and is one of the most competitively priced. We offer many varieties of Matcha Tea for you to enjoy. Try us today and you will not go back to any of the other tea companies again.

I was sent White Matcha Tea to review. The tea came in a small packet from Amazon. The shipping was fast and I was ready to use the tea. I make smoothies everyday and this tea was the perfect addition. In case you wondered, here is how I make my smoothie. First, I have a BlendTec machine because I make smoothies almost everyday.
I fat free milk, blueberries (buy them frozen at Sams because they are half the price as Costco or your local supermarket.), strawberries, three large bananas, honey, scoop of peanut butter, some yogurt and now this White Matcha Tea.

The flavor of the tea is light, so it fits well in smoothies. I actually like it a little better than the green matcha teas I have tried. I think the flavor is softer, with the same benefits. I was operated for kidney cancer five months ago and want to drink more healthy drinks. Diet Pepsi is off the table, so I drink water, juice and this tea. I mostly use the tea in smoothies, but I enjoy the tea hot on occasion. If you want to start eating and drinking healthy, put down the Diet Pepsi and grab a pack of White Matcha Tea.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Born On This Day April 24

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1942 - Barbra Streisand, American singer and actress

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Willa Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I, she died on this day in 1947

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Drunk

I saw it coming
When I was just four
That look on your face
When you walked through the door

Angry and red
Your face bulging with veins
Sweat poured down your cheeks
Misting like rain

You stumbled through the doorway
Tripping and Swearing
You stared at me
Your eyes were glaring

I smelled your sweat
Musty with fear
A touch of old cologne
The scent of stale beer

You had one of those nights
Out on the town
Mother was crying
My face wore a frown

You struck my mom
Across her face
Her tears were pouring
They were mixed with disgrace

You grumbled something
When you pushed by me
I shivered in fear
Ready to flee

......I saw it coming
When I was just four
That look on your face
When you walked through the door








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1961 - George Lopez, American actor and comedian

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William Shakespeare, English writer and actor, he died on this day in 1616

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

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Belitae's FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Belitae's FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum is formulated with the proven highly active form of Vit C called "STAY C-50". This Vitamin C goes to work deep in the layers of your skin where it is converted to Ascorbic Acid by your cells providing the added benefit of remaining fresh in the bottle until absorbed by your skin

Our Vitamin C is proven to stimulate collagen production restoring your skin to a more youthful appearance. Vitamin C is known for it's ability to protect your skin from daily UV damage and will gradually fade sun spots and brighten skin

Made in the USA in our advanced FDA certified facility
98% natural and 72% organic ingredients - cruelty free, phalate free, paraben free, gluten free


My wife wanted a product that would make her skin more youthful. There are so many products to choose from and you don't know what is bad or good. We were given the chance to try Belitae's FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum and it works. It makes her skin smoother and more youthful looking. Somehow it takes the damaged skin and makes it more whole. Give it one or two weeks, it will remove age and sun spots, making you look younger. The best thing about the product is that it won't do anything to hurt you. This way you get all the benefits and no problems.Now my wife's skin looks healthier and she does look younger.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blendtec Recipe- Blackberry Thyme Preserves

With so many uses this recipe will not be wasted. The sweet-herb flavor works well as a spread or even a chutney or over a soft cheese eaten with crackers.

Ingredients

3   c
blackberries
1   c
blueberries
1   c
honey
1   tsp
fresh thyme
1   pkg
powdered pectin

INSTRUCTIONS

Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide jar and secure lid. Select "Batters."
Yields: 28 ounces

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Servings 56.0
  •  
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Serving Size 1 tbsp
  •  
  • Carbohydrates 6 g
  • Calories 24
  •  
  • Fiber 500 mg
  • Fat 0 g
  •  
  • Sugar 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  •  
  • Protein 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg




Born On This Day April 22

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1937 - Jack Nicholson, American actor

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Dead On This Day April 22

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Ansel Adams, American photographer, he died on this day in 1984

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Gotcha Covered Children's Daily Use Hair Care Products For Lice Prevention

Bath Time: gotchacovered’s™ Shampoo andgotchacovered’s™ Conditioner as the first line of defense against lice and other insects.


Every morning: gotchacovered’s™ Leave-In Detangler orgotchacovered’s™ Styling Gel for an addend and fresh layer of lice prevention before the kids head off to school or camp.


Daily/As Needed: Apply gotchacovered’s™ Shield Spray on all surfaces, including  hats, helmets, backpacks, pillows, bedding, toys, combs, clips, berets and  other items and hair accessories that may harbor lice, nits and other insects.


Lice can happen when your kid goes to school or church. It is smart to be prepared, just in case, so you can protect your kids from lice. These treatments are easy and are made out of all natural ingredients. Check them out if you need lice prevention.




Born On This Day April 21

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1980 - Tony Romo, American football player, NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys


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 Mark Twain, American author and humorist, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, died on this day in 1910

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

When Life With You Begins Again

I have been attacked
From all sides
Destroyed
From within

Anxiety was followed
by lack of strength
pain,
then came anger and loneliness

I looked to you Lord
For strength
For I had none
To even stand up and face the day

You gave me the power,
Strength and faith
To face myself
And my enemy

Without you Lord
I would be an empty shell
With a future
Of death and destruction

With you Lord
I look forward to each day
And the future in your glory
When this world ends
When life with you begins again

For all those looking for hope in a hopeless world...........

Born On This Day April 20

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1949 - Jessica Lange, American actress

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Dead On This Day April 20

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1981-1999 - Eric David Harris, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre
1981-1999 - Dylan Klebold, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre
1981-1999 - Cassie Bernall, Columbine High School massacre victim
1981-1999 - Rachel Joy Scott, Columbine High School massacre victim
Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Brooklyn Beans Review + Giveaway 4/29/2014

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Ever have one of those days and you just need a cup of coffee. This is my second time writing this review because my computer messed up and Blogger did not save the review. I am brewing and drinking coffee at this moment because it's better than getting grumpy. Delicious coffee.

Brooklyn Beans Single-cup Coffee for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40-Count Variety Pack.

Decisions, decisions. This morning are you in the mood for some pizzazz or chill? Do you crave some bold slap-you-in-the-face flavor, or mild taste? Brooklyn Bean Roastery says who cares… have them all!
Our 40-count Brooklyn Bean Roastery sampler pack includes four samples of the following light, medium, and dark-roast blends: Breakfast Blend, Boardwalk Blend, Brooklyn Bridge, Colombian, Cyclone, Donut Shop, Fugheddaboutit and French Roast.



My last name is Coffie and I do love coffee. I remember as a little kid waking up to the smell of fresh made coffee. The smell is nearly as good as the taste. Brooklyn Beans sent me this variety pack of individual coffees. The smell was incredible when the package was delivered. Two of the individual containers were punctured during delivery and made a mess on my floor. No problems because I enjoyed the smell while cleaning up the mess. Sometimes, the mail is a bit rough on their delivery. This coffee works perfectly in Keurig K-Cup Brewers and with fanatic coffee drinkers. I decided to miss four together in my regular coffee maker too check out the taste. This was a great idea, together the coffee is delicious and separate the coffee is delicious. I'm like that, I like to see how a great product like this is, even when you mix it. These guys passed the Coffie test, good job guys. 

Now you have the chance to win this same variety pack. Yes, this coffee is made for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, but if you win, you can still use it in a regular coffee pot. Okay, a little more work, but thrifty people should also have a chance to check out this delicious coffee too. You just have to make you have a US address if you want to win this coffee. No foreign addresses allowed. Happy Winning! You will love this coffee. I love the smell and taste of the Coney Island Caramel. I added honey, instead of sugar and it was fantastic.

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